Gobrecht, Liberty Seated and Trade Dollars

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Liberty Seated Dollars
Seated $1 1842 1842
Original $1050 Original Gun Metal Gray, Mirrored Fields, Typical Strike, Missouri Collection. The 1842 date sports a relatively high mintage of 184,618 for early Liberty Seated dollars. This surviving example is strictly original with medium gray patina that becomes darker at the stars and reverse legend. When viewing under a light source, the mirrored fields are activated and offer reflective golden gray coloring that is pleasing. Strike is a tad weak at the top of Liberty's head and on the stars 8 through 13 along with some reverse device weakness. There are no distracting blemishes to discuss. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A nice original piece from the Missouri Collection.
Seated $1 1842 1842
Original $795 Original Crusty Gray Patina, Early Issue, Conservative Grading, Saco River Collection. A third year of issue strike with mintage of 184,618. Surfaces are fully natural and cover with thick crusty gray patina. Strike is uniform with no point of weakness. Conservatively graded and housed in 2013 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. From the Saco River Collection.
Seated $1 1844 1844
Original $9500 New October 18! Very Rare 1844 Proof Strike, Uniform Gray-Gold Patina, Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Faint Wear, Accurately Graded. Very rare offering of an 1844 proof strike with PCGS estimating 10-15 known. PCGS has only graded three specimens with light circulation. Those graded are a PR40, PR53 (this example), and PR58. There are no known Cameo graded 1844 proof dollars. This specimen is a no question proof with appropriate diagnostics. Surfaces are entirely original and covered with mottled gray-gold patina on both sides. Strike is hammered as to be expected for proof strike. Fields offer sharp reflective luster under a light source. Attributing an 1844 proof dollar is straightforward. All 1844 circulation strikes are found with a double die obverse. Doubling is easily seen in the vertical shield lines. Misplaced 18 digits in the lower gown folds are an additional attribution point. For a complete summary of the 1844 circulation strike die pairing, please visit the new online Osburn-Cushing reference book on Liberty Seated Dollar die varieties at www.seateddollarvarieties.com. Business strikes are labeled as OC-1 in the reference. Proof strikes (OC - P1) have no shield die doubling and most importantly, have the reverse of 1840 die defects on AMERIC(A). All proofs struck from 1840 through 1854 were accomplished with the same reverse die with consistent die defects on AMERIC(A). Again, the details can be found by accessing the online Osburn-Cushing reference. A quick visit to CoinFacts and review of surviving population indicates none certified at the PR60-PR61 grades, three in PR62 and a lone PR63. There is a single auction record of $20,900 for one of the pieces graded PR62 dating back to January 1996. An NGC certified PF63 specimen brought $25,300 at the Bowers and Merena Boys Town sale during March 1998. After careful consultations with the Peak Collection consignor, we've decided to offer this example at an attractive $9500. Please call for a complete description as this dollar was difficult to photography under autumn low sun angle. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important numismatic offering from the Peak Collection with less than 15 reported.
Seated $1 1844 1844
Original $2750 Doubled Die Obverse, Original Surfaces, Mottled Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Luster, Fairly Graded, Running Boar Collection. All 1844 circulation strikes will be found with a double die obverse. Mintage is a tiny 20,000 pieces due to silver bullion scarcity as many United States struck coins were being exported to Europe and Asia for commerce. 1844 circulation strikes have four vertical stripes on the obverse shield (Quad stripes), while other circulation strikes in the Liberty Seated series from 1840 to 1873 have just three stripes, as do Proofs of all years This survival 1844 business strike offers mottled gun metal gray-blue patina on the obverse and anf uniform light blue-gray on the reverse. Strike is well executed throughout both sides. Blemishes are limited to several bagmarks in the right obverse field. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Another quality offering from the Running Boar Collection.
Seated $1 1844 1844
Original $1250 Low Mintage Date, Double Die and Misplaced Date Obverse, Original Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Hammered Strike, Missouri Collection. A low mintage of only 20,000 and the first year of limited Seated dollar strikes at the Philadelphia mint. Q. David Bowers comments on the 1844 low mintage date as follows, "The year 1844 was notable for the first of low-mintage silver dollars of this design. Scant supplies of silver bullion continued to be one of the main problems facing the mint, and the situation was not made easier by the fact that many United States silver coins were shipped to Europe and Asia in payment for import transactions. Only one delivery of silver dollars was made this year; that of 20,000 pieces on December 31st." This surviving example, from the Missouri Collection, is accurately graded as the AU50 level. Surfaces are original with light gray patina that harbors shades of rose and blues also. Crisp steely luster is evident when viewing under a light source. Strike is complete and blemishes are to a minimum. All 1844 Seated dollars were struck from a single die pair. The obverse is doubled at the shield and scroll and there is an extra misplaced digit in the lower gown folds. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Seated $1 1846 1846
Choice $775 Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. At GFRC, we believe in stocking natural toned Liberty Seated coinage with choice surfaces. These preservation conditions represent the best possible option for a long term numismatic holding. This 1846 fits those GFRC objectives well. Surfaces are strictly original with a light skin of gray-gold patina. Grading is 100% accurate with some residual field luster remaining. Strike is nearly complete along with the entire dollar free of any significant blemishes or distractions. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality CAC stickered offering for the selective collector.
Seated $1 1846O 1846-O
Original $2650 Original, Mirrored Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Rose Gray Patina, Average Strike, Missouri Collection. The first New Olreans issue of the Seated dollar denomination with a mintage of 59,000. Bowers indicates that, "In circulated grades, the 1846-O has always been relatively easy to find below Extremely Fine but above that grade level, better pieces are quite rare. I suspect that this issue circulated widely and saw use in the channels of commerce up and down the Mississippi River Valley, especially riverboats (which numbered in the hundreds) and casinos. Relatively few must have been melted or exported. As the first branch mint silver dollar and as an issue of the New Orleans Mint, the 1846-O has always occupied a place of affection in collectors' hearts." This surviving example is very pleasing under a bright light. Mirrored fields produce sharp reflective luster that activates a thin layer of rose gold patina intermixed with sky blue coloring. In hand, the toning appears to be mostly rose-gray. Strike is typical for the date with stars 8 through 12 lacking connected centrils. Let's remember that this was a substantial sized coins to strike at the New Orleans mint. Overall eye appeal is pleasing. The dark spot in the right obverse field is verdigris on the surface. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s timeframe. Another important Liberty Seated dollar offering from the Missouri Collection. I like this piece a lot and priced accordingly.
Seated $1 1847 1847
Choice $700 New November 24! Choice Original, Steely Fields, Dark Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. This choice original 1847 Liberty Seated dollar is a highlight from recent Union Bridge Collection consignment and should not last long. Strictly original with steely fields and darker gun metal gray-blue patina. Blue coloring becomes most evident during bright light viewing. Strike is well executed on both sides. Any marks are minor and consistent with light circuation. Overall, a wholesome example that is well above average for what is typically seen in a PCGS holder. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder and edge view insert. A quality type coin offering from the Union Bridge Collection. GFRC images are poorly done due to late autumn lightng conditions and suggest color density shift across the surfaces. That is not the case as color is completely uniform.
Seated $1 1848 1848
Original $2750 Low Mintage Date, Near Choice Original, Steely Reflective Luster, Mottled Toning, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. 1848 Philadelphia strikes have a tiny mintage of 15,000 coins, and survivors are scarce at all grade levels. This original example is a nicely detailed with slight rub on the high points. Surfaces are covered with mottled accents of gold, golden-brown, cobalt-green and lavender patina on both sides. Under a light source, the fields provide ample steely luster that is expected from well preserved surfaces. Scattered small abrasions are noted in the upper obverse fields and on Liberty's upper body. PCGS has only certified 24 examples at the AU55 grade level and many of those are considered marginal when viewing CoinFact auction images. A near choice offering from the Missouri Collection that is housed in PCGS 2014 generation holder. Accurately priced for the quality with a firm asking price.
Seated $1 1850 1850
Open 5
Market Acceptable $2250 Rare Low Mintage Date, Reflective Gun Metal Gray-Blue Surfaces, Attractive Overall Appearance, Details Grade, Missouri Collection. A rare date in the Liberty Seated dollar series with a mintage of only 7,500. The 1850s begins a timeframe when Seated dollar production plummeted at the Philadelpha mint. Q. David Bowers calls out this fact and provides a potential reason for the mint moving to strike small sized gold dollars rather than the unpopular heavy silver dollars. He states the following, "The production of Liberty Seated silver dollars at the Philadelphia Mint hit an all-time low in 1850. The reason for this is not clear in government records, but I believe the explanations are simple. To expand on the commentary given under 1849, the following seems to be a likely scenario: The gold dollar, introduced in 1849, was popular in government circles and at the Mint, and saw extensive use by the public. At the same time, the silver dollar was not popular and was widely criticized. The year 1850 saw a tremendous production of gold dollars, amounting to 481,953 at the Philadelphia Mint alone, a quantity far greater than had been made of any Liberty Seated silver dollar. It seems to me that the Treasury was trying to promote the new gold dollar as the coin of choice of this denomination, and to minimize the silver dollar." This surviving example currently resides in a newer NGC holder with AU Details designation. GFRC has chosen to assign a Market Acceptable quality rating as the overall eye appeal and coloring is acceptable coupled with an abscence of any mechanical cleaning. In other words, this piece has no hairlines whatsoever. Surfaces offer a steely reflective luster along with gun metal gray patina. There are a few scattered field ticks but none distracting. Struck with Open 5 obverse die along with bold repunching under the 0 digit in the date. Not every Liberty Seated dollar collector can locate and afford a strictly original example of the 1850 date in AU condition. A problem free AU55 example will be a $3500 to $4500 expenditure depending on eye appeal. This offering, from the Missouri Collection, provides similar eye appea but at a substantially lower price.
Seated $1 1853 1853
Choice $1640 Better Date, Original Reflective Luster, Golden Blue Patina, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Mintage of 46,100 with limited market appearances as compared to earlier 1840s dates. This wholesome example offers considerable eye appeal due to residual reflective luster and lovely blue and gold toning. Coloring is most visible during bright light viewing as the luster is quite active. Strike is typical with some weakness on the right obverse stars. Surfaces are free of blemishes. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Liberty Seated dollar offering from the Port Matilda Collection to consider if assembling a date and mintmark set.
Seated $1 1859O 1859-O
AU58 raw
Market Acceptable HOLD
New November 23! Steely Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Reverse, Old Obverse Wipe, Light Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Attractively Priced. An attractive 1859 New Orleans Seated dollar that offers ample luster and faint gold patina. The reverse is strictly original with steely cartwheel luster while the obverse has seen an old wipe with faint hairlines in the right field. The old wipe has muted the steely luster a bit. Strike is well executed with high relief stars and deeply impressed eagle feathers. Rims and surfaces are entirely mark free. Pricing has been discounted for the minor technical issue. Overall an inexpensive example with bold device details at an attractive price.
Seated $1 1860O 1860-O
Original $1325 Crusty Original, Gray-Brown Patina, Fully Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. Essentially a twin to the 1864 NGC AU55 Seated dollar also being consigned by the Missouri Collection. Thick crusty gray-brown patina covers both sides. Luster is muted, as to be expected, since the toning is so thick. Bright light viewing exposes gold hues that are a testiment to the strict originality for this well preserved 1860 New Orleans strike. Most high end AU and mint state 1860-O dollars are found with bag marks due to a release of several bag by the Treasury during 1962-1964 timeframe. This example is obviously not part of that release as the surfaces are essentially blemish free and a pleasure to inspect with a 10x loupe. Strike is 100% executed and frankly, it is difficult to discern any wear due to the thick toning. This could very well be a mint state example that has been conservatively graded. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Another excellent offering from the Missouri Collection to consider by those who are fans of crusty originality with respect to their Liberty Seated coinage.
Seated $1 1870CC 1870-CC
VF30 raw
Market Acceptable $2500 Light Gray-Gold Patina, Reasonable TPG Candidate, Few Scattered Micro Blemishes, Fairly Graded and Priced, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. 1870 saw the first year of coinage at the new Carson City mint. Silver dollars were struck totaling either 11,757 per mint records or 12,462 based on 1980s calculations by the Mint. This issue circulated resulting in an adequate supplier for present day collectors. Nearly all Carson City struck Seated dollars will have a widely spaced mintmark. Q. David Bowers estimates a 5% survival rate or slight above 500 pieces. This survivor remains in raw condition and is fairly graded at Very Fine 30. Surfaces are toned a light gray with darker golden shades at the periphery. Obverse right field exhibits a few faint hairlines under a halogen light otherwise the surfaces and coloring are consistent with an original coin. I've assigned a conservative Market Acceptable quality rating and believe this example has a 50:50 chance of grading at a TPG. Strike is well executed with only star 10 lacking connected centrils. Housed in custom Capital Plastic holder for nearly two decades and fresh to market. From the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. If purchasing two or more of the New Jersey Carson City strikes, the Capital holder will be included in the purchase.
Seated $1 1871 1871
EF45 raw
Market Acceptable $525 Original Gray, Southern Maine Collection. A wholesome Liberty Seated dollar with strictly original surfaces and light wear. Both the obverse and reverse are covered with a pastel gray with intermixed rose hues. The reverse has some verdigris spots which are best left untouched as part of the coin's legacy. From the Southern Maine collection and off the market for decades.
Seated $1 1871CC 1871-CC
VF30 raw
Original $5000 Rare Date, Thick Crusty Original Patina, Strong Devices, Filed Obverse Rim Bruises, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. 1871 Carson City Seated dollar production was limited to a tiny 1,376 strikes. Q. David Bowers estimates that 85 to 125 probably exist in circulated grades today. Acquisition of an 1871-CC example is a prized moment for most collectors. GFRC is pleased to be offering a raw example graded Very Fine 30 with steely surfaces. Surfaces are original with thick crusty reddish-gray and brown patina. Obverse right field and Liberty's mid section have a few scattered micro ticks while the reverse is just plain crusty and blemish free. The issue, with this example, is several obverse rim bruises that were filed down towards maintaining a planar rum across the entire periphery. These rim file marks are most noticeable by stars 1 and 2. Minor filing is also seen by stars 9 and 11 through 12. Housed in a custom Capital Plastic holder for nearly two decades. From the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. If purchasing two or more of the New Jersey Carson City strikes, the Capital holder will be included in the purchase.
Seated $1 1872CC 1872-CC
VF35 raw
Market Acceptable $3000 Market Acceptable Eye Appeal, Gray Patina with Gold and Rose Hues, Old Light Cleaning, Scattered Micro Ticks, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. During 1872, Carson City Liberty Seated dollar production nearly doubled to 3,150. Q. David Bowers suggest that present day survivors totaled 150-200 pieces. This date saw heavy circulation with many seen at the Good and Very Good grade levels. The offered example, from the New Jersey Collection of Seated Dollars is toned a light to medium dull gray resulting from a long ago cleaning. Embedded gold coloring is seen under a bright light with even residual mint frost surrounding the date digits. Outside of the protected date area, the balance of the coin has seen a light cleaning with very faint hairlines. Blemishes are limited to several tiny reverse bag marks with rim integrity being all there and mark free. A Market Acceptable quality rating has been assigned as the retoned gray coloring is acceptable though the surfaces are dull. Housed in custom Capital Plastic holder for nearly two decades and an opportunity to acquire a rare date Carson City dollar at a value price. If purchasing two or more of the New Jersey Carson City strikes, the Capital holder will be included in the purchase.
Seated $1 1873CC 1873-CC
VF35 raw
Cleaned $11500 Carson City Seated Dollar Rarity, Bold Device Details, Dull Steely Luster, Mechanical Cleaning, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. 1873 strikes are the rarest Liberty Seated dollars produced at the Carson City Mint, although it is not the lowest mintage; the 1871-CC date mintage is only 1.376 against 2,300 in 1873. Current explanation for substantial rarity is that of melting. Q. David Bowers states the following as found on the CoinFacts websitte, "Based upon the ratio of surviving pieces, I estimate that no more than 1,000 reached the channels of circulation, and the number may have been closer to 750." The rarity of the 1873-CC date was quickly recognized with quite a few examples removed from circulation. Presently, the 1873-CC date is rare in all grades with only two mint state examples graded at PCGS; MS65 and MS60. The New Jersey Collection specimen of this rarity is a uniform silver gray from a mechanical cleaning. Faint to moderate hairlines are seen on both sides. The result is luster that one would associate with a lightly whizzed silver coin. Fields offer a steely texture. Other than a few scattered obverse ticks, this piece is blemish free with strong devices. Housed in custom Capital Plastic holder for nearly two decades. GFRC asking price is reflective of the surface issues that are been appropriately discounted. Only auction records below Fine 12 will be found with similar or lower asking prices. If purchasing two or more of the New Jersey Carson City strikes, the Capital holder will be included in the purchase.
Trade Dollars
Trade $1 1874 1874
Gem $1225 Difficult Early Philadelphia Strike, Gem Original, Gray-Copper and Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded . One in hand inspection of this gorgeous 1874 Trade dollar and you will agree that a gem original quality rating is warranted. I'll even double down and issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This 1874 Trade dollar is so well preserved with gray, copper and gold patina that is accentuated by frosty cartwheel luster. The eye appeal is substantial and pleasing. if you've been searching for a well above average Trade dollar as a type coin, then this offering is for you. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this piece as I suspect it will not be around long.
Trade $1 1875CC 1875-CC
Choice $1300 New October 31! Popular Carson City Date, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Steely Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Baltimore Show New Purchase. 1875-CC Trade dollar are always a popular item on the GFRC price list and constantly searching for quality examples. Luckily, at the Baltimore show, this choice CAC approved example was located. A perfectly original example with gun metal gray-blue patina and steely luster on both sides. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. A rock solid offering that should please collectors who understand and appreciate the beauty of unmolested silver surfaces. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert along with CAC approval.
Trade $1 1875CC 1875-CC
EF45 raw
Cleaned $435 Unobtrusive Chopmark, Cleaned/Retoned. Fields are toned an even ebony/gray and cover an old cleaning that is more noticeable on the reverse. There is a double character chopmark across Liberty's upper body. The 1875 date is the most affordable Carson City issue. Please email if there is interest and to discuss.
Trade $1 1876CC 1876-CC
Double Die Reverse
Cleaned $1600 Popular Doubled Die Reverse Variety, Uniform Gun Metal Gray-Blue, Retoned, Faint Hairlines Under 10x Loupe, Details Grade, Accurately Graded. Popular 1876-CC Doubled Die Reverse die variety at an attractive pricing level. Newly consigned to GFRC in the hopes of locating a serious Trade Dollar collector who will appreciate the bold reverse die doubling without breaking the bank. Grading is accurate and designated AU58 Details. Surfaces are covered with a deep gun metal gray-blue patina that is secondary toning. Under the toning, faint hairlines are seen with careful inspection. This past cleaning results in reflective fields that are a bit too active to be original. Die doubling on lower reverse is bold with second olive branch distinct from the final rendering. Housed in new ANACS gold holder with standard ring insert. Not a perfect coin but perfectly acceptable for the double die reverse variety.
Trade $1 1876S 1876-S
Choice $2250 Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Near Gem Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Mirrored Fields, Type I/I, Saco River Collection. During 1876, trade dollars were produced in high volume at the San Francisco Mint and were struck primarily from Nevada silver. Resulting mintage was 5,227,000 coins. Most coins were shipped to the Orient for commerce purposes while a few were circulated domestically, particularly before the demonetization act of July 22, 1876 took effect. The gorgeous example obviously did not reach the Orient and instead saw careful preservation for today's collectors to enjoyed. Die pairing hubs are Type I/Type I and typical for the date. A close inspection of this important Saco River Collection offering revealed mirrored fields and bold reflective cartwheel luster. The semi transparent rose-gray patina does not limit the luster. Rather bright light viewing exposes underlying rose, gold and sky blue shades. Fields are mostly blemish free with a few scattered micro lines needing to be mentioned. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Please give this lovely 1876-S trade dollar some special consideration. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Saco River Collection.