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Gobrecht, Liberty Seated and Trade Dollars

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Liberty Seated Dollars
Seated $1 1842 1842
AU55 NGC
2577897020
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
EF40 PCGS
24712631
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
AU50 NGC
3608278007
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
AU58
PCGS
26226019
Choice HOLD
$1875
New August 9! Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Peak Collection. GFRC is most pleased to be offering a new consignment from the Peak Collection consignor. This astute collector occassionally consign a quality Liberty Seated dollar with the piece selling quickly. Peak is back with a wonderful 1846 specimen that is so choice and obviously original. Surfaces free of any significant abrasions and are lightly mirroed while the main devices are retain mint frost. Reflective cartwheel luster is immediately evident under a light source. A faint gold patina covers both sides and validates the strict originality. Strike is complete with all stars well rounded and fully impressed eagle devices. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert and CAC approval. A top quality Liberty Seated dollar offering from the Peak Collection that will please the most selective collector. Images to be posted shortly.
Seated $1 1846 1846
EF45
PCGS
24461848
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 1846 1846
EF45
PCGS
24198353
Choice $795 New July 31! Classic Deep Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Conservatively Graded, Port Matilda Collection. This 1846 Seated dollar is so pleasing and well balanced at the EF45 grade level that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Classic gun metal gray patina covers both sides. Surfaces are entirely original and free of any blemishes. Strike is fully executed with nicely rounded stars and deeply impressed eagle devices on the reverse. Under a light source, this dollar holds its gun metal gray coloring with some olive shades peeking through on the reverse. Conservatively graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A quality offering from the Port Matilda collection that should garner much attention as CAC approved Seated Dollars are always in demand.
Seated $1 1846O 1846-O
AU53 NGC
2025538003
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
AU58
NGC
1893359001
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
EF45 PCGS
32238859
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
AU55 PCGS
25318414
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 1848 1848
EF45 PCGS
35766404
Choice $1800 New June 29! Low Mintage Date, Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Gray with Aquamarine-Gold, Conservative Grading . 1848 Philadelphia strikes have a tiny mintage of 15,000 coins, and survivors are scarce at all grade levels. This conservatively graded example offers choice surfaces that are lightly mirrored with few blemishes for such a large sized coin. Typical gun metal gray patina is evident during in hand viewing. Adding a light source exposure the underlying luster including intermixed gold, aquamarined, rose and sky blues on both sides. A pleasing specimen with above average quality. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert and Large Eagle listed on the label. I suspect that this piece will have a short stay in GFRC inventory.
Seated $1 1850 1850
Open 5
AU50 NGC
3515519004
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
AU50 PCGS
84108634
Choice $1640 New July 30! 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 1860O 1860-O
MS62 PCGS
16856036
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
AU58 NGC
3602867010
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 1869 1869
VF35 PCGS
10335631
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
AU55 PCGS
32754684
Choice New Price
$1170
New August 7! 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 1875CC 1875-CC
VF30
NGC
3415997014
Choice HOLD
$575
New August 10! Popular Carson City Date, Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Ebony Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Bayside Collection. GFRC is most pleased to be offering this near gem original 1875-CC Trade dollar. Many examples have been "improved" or just cleaned over the years. This offering is exceptional in terms of strictly originality asurfaces that are covered with an intermixed olive-ebony patina. This toning is definitely crusty. The underlying surfaces are surprisingly blemish free at the assinged VF30 grade level. Toning colors are consistent on both sides and further validate the unmolested preservation state. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. From the Bayside Collection Collection and the latest GFRC customer turned consignor. Sophisticated collectors should be paying close attention to this listing.
Trade $1 1876CC 1876-CC
Double Die Reverse
AU58 ANACS
5279254
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
MS64 NGC
2644244005
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 1877S 1877-S
EF45 raw
Market Acceptable HOLD
$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
EF40 PCGS
30652518
Choice HOLD
$3400
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.