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 1842 1842
Choice $560 New May 28! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Excellent Type Set Candidate, Port Matilda Collection. About as original as could be expected for a 175 year piece of silver! This 1842 Seated dollar is covered with thick crusty patina. Surfaces are blemish free with only a small reverse rim bruise holding me back from a Gem quality rating. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful candidate for starting a crusty original Liberty Seated coinage type set in circulated grade. Another fine numismatic property from the Port Matilda 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 New May 14! 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 $1950 Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Reflective Luster, Accurate Graded. Locating perfectly original Liberty Seated dollars will prove to be challenging as most in the marketplace have one issue or another. Dipped or lightly cleaned and retoned Seated dollars are commonplace in TPG holders and it takes a discerning eye to find those with natural and unmolested surfaces. Case in point is this lovely 1847 Seated dollar that resides in older NGC holder with CAC approval. Having this level of quality in GFRC inventory is seen as a badge of honor. Surfaces are reflective with no hairlines and other distracting blemishes. Toning is classic gun metal gray that one comes to expect on choice original silver coinage. Under a bright light, the gray patina transitions to faint blue and rose while exposing lightly mirroed fields. This is the appearance that collectors should be striving for, whether attempting a date and mintmark set or searching for that perfect large denomination type coin. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A strong offering for the selective collector.
Seated $1 1847 1847
Original $595 Potential Type Coin, Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. A well preserved 1847 Liberty Seated dollar that would be perfect for a circulated type set. Original surfaces are covered with light gray patina that is quite uniform and transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is nearly complete with a few obverse stars lacking connected centrils while reverse eagle devices are fully impressed. There are a few scattered micro blemishes on the obverse consistent with the grade. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A fine numismatic offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated $1 1848 1848
Original $2750 New May 14! 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
Gem $15000 Gem Original, Circa 2001 PCGS Holder, Incredible Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservatively Graded. Collecting Liberty Seated dollars is a substantial undertaking. The serving populations are quite low in AU and Mint State outside of the omnipresent 1859-O and 1860-O dates and the more available 1840s dates. Locating Philadelphia struck specimens from the 1850 presents a keen challenge. At the 2018 FUN show, the GFRC team located and purchase this gem original 1853 example that is accurately graded as MS64 with CAC approval. A complete set was being broken up with this 1853 dollar offering the best appeal of most dates in the set. The preservation is amazing with eye catching frosty cartwheel luster that is now dominant on the obverse. Surfaces are lightly toned with a thin gold skin that is more apparent on the lower left obverse along with date punch area. Bright light is an absolutely joy as I've seen few pieces in my dealer career with this amount of luster and overall eye appeal. Placing a 10x loupe on the surfaces of such a large denomination piece may appear excessive. The inspection revealed several tiny field ticks overall and one bag mark. Being this critical is important for full disclosure only. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The holder generation is probably 2000-2001 timeframe when PCGS grading was conservative as compared to today's standards. CAC approval must have been a foregone conclusion on this amazing specimen. If looking for a superior Liberty Seated dollar type coin with date rarity credentials, then please consider this example.
Seated $1 1859 1859
Cleaned $700 Ver Scarce Date, Old Cleaning, Reflective Surfaces, Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. Mintage of 255,700 but most were shipped to northern China for international commerce. Q. David Bowers states that, "In circulated grades: the vast majority of the mintage of over a quarter million 1859 Liberty Seated dollars went to the Orient, where they were soon melted. Examples of this high-mintage date are scarce today in all grades." The surviving example offers bold high end AU details but has been cleaned. There are hairlines throughout the obverse fields and below the eagle on the reverse. Surfaces have retoned an even gray during in hand viewing while a light source exposes strong golden hues. Strike is complete. The darker toning streaks on the reverse appear to be from typical rubber band contact. In summary, a rare date due to low surviving population that is priced consistent with the surface conditions. Housed in newer NGC holder. From the Missouri Collection of Liberty Seated dollars.
Seated $1 1859O 1859-O
VF35 raw
Cleaned $450 Light Gray, Old Clean, Hanes Park Collection. Surfaces are retoning nicely after a long ago cleaning. The obverse offers darker gray shares while the reverse remains mostly light silver gray. Reverse strike is well executed while the obverse has stars that lack connected centrils. Ample device details remain at this grade level. There are no blemishes to discuss as the surface and rims are all mark free.
Seated $1 1860O 1860-O
Original $2750 Original Flashy Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. Ok, I need to make a confession...this is the first mint state Seated dollar handled by GFRC. I've sold several mint state Trade Dollars and now moving quickly into Liberty Seated dollars as so much fun to explore new denominations. This piece is a fitting start though well known to be a common date in high grades after several bags of 1859-O and 1860-O date examples were released by the U.S. Mint from their banks vaults. One immediately appreciates the bold flashy luster that is strictly original. I doubt that this dollar has ever been dipped as the frosty luster is bold. The assigned MS62 grade is to be expected due to some bag marks as is seen on most mint state examples. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated $1 1860O 1860-O
Original $1325 New May 14! 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 1867 1867
Choice HOLD
New May 21! Better Date, Choice Original, Light Gray, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, A Pleasing Example, From a New Hampshire Collection. Mintage of 46,900. 1867 dated Liberty Seated dollars are quite elusive among similar dates of that the prior Civil War period. Few are known to exist as Asia export consumed many if not most of the Liberty Seated dollars minted during 1867. The trade with the Orient countries become active after the Civil War and most heavy silver pieces were shipped in liu of Mexican coinage. John W. McCloskey has written in the November 1982 Gobrecht Journal that, "The 1867 dollar is very rare and underrated in all circulated grades and is possibly the rarest of the Philadelphia Mint with-motto dates. The offered example is very well preserved with honest wear and light gray patina. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. Surfaces are naturally toned with a few bag marks consistent with the grade. An important GFRC offering for the collector building a mid grade date and mintmark set. Please note that GFRC images have some lighting reflections on left obverse and reverse. Please be assumed that the ligh gray patina is uniform throughout. From a private New Hampshire collection administered by a selective gentleman.
Seated $1 1868 1868
VF20 raw
Market Acceptable $475 New May 15! Attractive Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Long Ago Cleaning, Fully Retoned, Blemish Free Surfaces, YLee Coyote Collection. A better date Liberty Seated dollar that offers circulated cameo eye appeal. Surfaces and rims are blemish free and well preserved from that regard. This silver piece has seen a long ago non abrasive cleaning that creates just a bit too much sheen to be strictly original. However fields have nicely retoned an antique gray. Fairly priced and ideal for a value level type set collection. This is really a nice piece from the YLee Coyote Collection and special consideration is warranted.
Seated $1 1869 1869
Choice $975 Superior Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Rose-Aquamarine Radial Toning, Whiskey Run Collection. A pleasing circulated 1869 Seated half dollar with blemish free fields that are attractively toned. Both obverse and reverse offer fields with uniform rose toning and frame by a pretty aquamarine ring at the stars and legend. Higher wear points remain gray as is to be expected on a circulated Seated dollar. Accurately graded with above average eye appeal Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another fine numismatic offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated $1 1870 1870
Choice New Price
Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Mirrored Surfacres, Fully Struck, Port Matilda Collection. This lovely 1870 Philadelphia struck Seated dollar is worthy of special consideration by collectors of the series. Eye appeal is high given the combination of classic gun metal gray-blue toned surfaces, mirrored fields and a complete strike. In hand viewing sees uniform gray surfaces with darker shades surrounding the stars and reverse legend. Bright light viewing exposes a different perspective that is so pleasing. The obverse toning melts to reveal lightly mirrored fields covered with transparent aquamarine blue patina. The reverse is essentially identical to the obverse with coloring most prominent around the legend and denomination. Rims are sharp with minimum wear. Blemish wise, there is one mark in the right obverse field to the right of the arm that can be seen on GFRC images. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Seated dollar offering from the Port Matilda Collection to consider for a date set. Please note the lighter shaded area on left obverse is lighting reflections during photography and not on the dollar piece. Toning is uniform throughout obverse and reverse.
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.
Trade Dollars
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.
Trade $1 1877 1877
EF45 raw
Choice $285 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray, Philadelpha Strike, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A wonderful type coin with great eye appeal! Surfaces are steely gray with overlaid aquamarine and blues that perform so well under bright light. There are no distracting blemishes throughout major devices or the fields. The reverse rim does have two tiny compression points that are mentioned for 100% accuracy. A common date but in an uncommon state of preservation and perfect for a Whitman or Dansco album.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
Choice New Price
Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded . Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! A superior 1877 San Francisco struck Trade dollar graded PCGS MS63+ with CAC approval.   NGC and PCGS have graded 379 Trade Dollars at the MS63 or 63+ level, while CAC has approved only 17 of those 379; a 4% rate.  This offering from the Winesteven Collection is one of those 17. As a remaining collector at heart, here at GFRC, I'm in love with this 1877-S Trade dollar due to the perfect balance of frosty cartwheel luster, a balanced strike and no question originality even if the surfaces are untoned. A perfect original specimen that warranted a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
EF45 raw
Market Acceptable $165 Ebony Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Value Priced. Surfaces are toned a uniform ebony gray with residual luster and golden hues appearing under bright light. Grading is accurate as the surfaces have limited wear and are full EF45 or better. I don't believe this piece is strictly original and have assigned a market acceptable quality rating. An interesting Trade Dollar type coin possibility at a value price.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
EF45 raw
Original $235 Original Gray, Maine Collection. Toned a uniform light to medium gray. The fields and device are fully blemish free but there is a minor rim anomaly on the obverse at 11:00. Offers welcomed.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
VF30 raw
Choice $165 Original Gray, Southern Maine Collection. A perfectly original example with medium gray patina. Surface are blemish free. Accurately graded and an ideal example for a Dansco or Whitman album type set. Off the market for decades.
Trade $1 1878CC 1878-CC
Choice $4250 Key Date, Underrated, Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Surfaces, Ebony-Gray and Brown Patina, Accurately Graded. There is no question that the 1878-CC date is the most popular rarity among circulation strike trade dollars. Stated mintage is 97,000 including 56,000 struck in January 1878 and another 41,000 in February. This is the smallest circulation strike quantity for the Trade dollar denomination and leads to key date status. However there is more to the story! On July 19, 1878, 44,148 undistributed trade dollars were melted with most dated 78-CC from the 41,000 pieces delivered in February. The resulting available mintage for circulation was therefore reduced to about 53,000 coins. In grades from VF-20 to AU-58 the 1878-CC is the rarest and most desirable circulation strike trade dollar issue and remains underrated today. As with most Trade dollars, the challenge is locating strictly original example with natural patina. The offered specimen is a single coin consignment from a collector with decades of numismatic experience. His offering features choice original surfaces and a well executed strike. Eye appeal is above average given the darker gray and ebony coloring in the fields that nicely frame the lighter colored central devices. I've studied this piece carefully with 10x loupe and found no blemishes worthy of mention. Unfortunately, a CAC review failed to secure Green Bean approval. However, don't let that fact stop you from considering this lovely example. I would suggest a CoinFacts visit and review of auction records and images to gain a perspective on those available in today's market as a comparison basis for this example. This exercise may convince you to seriously consider this specimen at the asking price. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge ring insert. Please note that on the GFRC images, the lighter areas at the reverse rim above UNITED and AMERICA are PCGS edge view holder reflections during photograph.
Trade $1 1878S 1878-S
AU50 raw
Choice $315 Choice Crusty Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, The Way a Strictly Original Trade Dollar Should Look!. I'm in love with this 1878-S Trade dollar as so darn crusty original and a case study in the appearance of completely unmolested silver surfaces. A no question AU example that has acquired thick gray-gold patina. Rims and fields are blemish free. A superb piece for fans of United States west coast history or a Dansco type set.