GEM Quality Coins

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This price list features only coins that received GFRC's highest quality rating: Gem. Gem rated coins offer no question original surfaces, are fully struck, are blemish free and have toning colors or luster that tickles the eyes. Bright light as well as in hand viewing performance is superior. The Classic Silver collection Liberty Seated quarters in the recent Gobrecht Journal (#125) centerfold are all gems. These are coins that astute collectors enjoy sharing with friends. Gems have high pricing premium against the guides while being the most liquid with presented to knowledgeable dealer (like GFRC).

There are 204 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 22, 2018

Photo Type Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Half & 1 Cent
Early Copper 1C 1852 Early Copper 1852
MS64+BN
NGC
3607443002

Gem $535 Gem Original, Perfect Planchet, Uniform Chocolate Brown, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Even as a non copper collector, I can still appreciate a thoroughly gem original large cent when one arrives at the GFRC office. Chocolate brown patina is uniform while the strike is crisply executed. Planchet is problem free. Satiny luster is evident under the thick patina. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval validates what my eyes see....strict originality and eye appeal. Yet another gem offering from the Santa Fe Collection to consider.
Indian 1C 1864 Indian 1864
MS64RB
PCGS
84298764

Gem $425 Red-Brown, Gem Original Bronze Strike, Accurately Graded, Attractive Eye Appeal. A Red Brown 1864 bronze Indian is a gem at the assigned MS64RB grade level. Vibrant red cartwheel luster at the rims is readily evident when viewing under a light source. Surfaces are blemish free. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Overall, an attractive example that should please selective collectors.
5 Cents
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
MS65 NGC
4239133002
LM-3
Gem $1975 Gem Original, Amazing Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Aquamarine and Rose Patina, Accurately Graded. GFRC is pleased to offer this gorgeous 1832 LM-3 Capped Bust half dime for your consideration. Clearly in a gem original preservation state with colorful frosty cartwheel luster. Under a light source, the obverse exposes intermixed aquamarine and rose toning that is transparent to the underlying luster. The reverse has uniform light rose gold toning with darker shades approaching the rim along with eye catching luster. Strike is hammered with every minute device details being boldly defined. I've enjoyed inspecting this half dime due to every delicate mint frost line being so well defined. A superior offering that is housed in new large font NGC holder. 2016 NGC grading standards have tightened with this piece conservatively graded at the MS65 level. Fans of the Capped Bust half dime series should pay special attention here.
Capped Bust 5C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
EF40
PCGS
35082806
LM-1
Gem HOLD
$245
New April 19! Gem Original, Undergraded, Gorgeous Aquamarine-Gold Obverse Toning, Guess the Grade Coin, Poston Collection. The Guess the Grade subject coin in a recent Daily Blog educational session. By now, GFRC customers can recognize this piece. Based on wear alone, this lovely 1834 LM-1 Capped Bust half dime is worthy of an AU53 or AU55 grade. However, the obverse strike features a weak center but with bold rounded stars and sharp rim resulting in PCGS assigned an EF40 grade. Yes, this messed this one up based on a simple review of the reverse devices and essentially no wear to be found. Both sides offer active luster that is again consistent with an AU grade. GFRC images accurately capture the obverse aquamarine and gold coloring. Fresh graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Definitely a conversation piece from Jim Poston.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS64 PCGS
33990695

Gem $900 Eye Candy, Glowing Aquamarine-Rose-Gold Luster, Super Original, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. A very special 1838 Large Stars half dime that would be ideal for a mint state early type collection. GFRC accurately capture the colors as seen in hand. Bright light viewing leads to a glowing luster including a golden obverse ring at the stars and uniform rose-gold on the reverse. Strike is absolutely hammered with round stars and deeply impressed hair curls. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade but technically, this half dime is accurately graded due to two parallel micro lines on the obverse to the left of the date. These lines can be seen in the worst GFRC images (lines are parallel to the light source and enhanced) but not distracting when viewing in hand or with a loupe. Fresh graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A superb offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Seated 5C 1839 Seated 1839
MS64
PCGS
28267590

Gem $1050 Gem Original, Light Golden Gray Patina., Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A gem original 1839 Philadelphia strike that is covered with light gray-rose patina. The assigned MS64 grade is accurate given the frosty cartwheel luster on such a small silver denomination. Strike is completely executed with rounded stars, full hair curls and all reverse wreath leaf veins being crisp. This lovely half dime offers the perfect balance of eye appeal, originality and strike and would please the most selective collector. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves your attention.
Seated 5C 1842 Seated 1842
MS64 NGC Fatty
156875004

Gem $825 Gem Original, Classic Deep Rose-Gold and Blue Ring Toning, Fully Struck, Conservatively Graded. A gem offering for fans of strict old time originality. Strike is perfect with all devices completely formed and deeply impressed. Surfaces are covered with thick rose-gold and blue patina. During bright light viewing, the obverse turns to fiery gold while the reverse is mostly aquamarine blue. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with green label.
Seated 5C 1850O Seated 1850-O
Large O
AU58 NGC
57350620
V-2
Gem $875 Round Fat O, Gem Original, New Jersey Collection. This is a special offering that belongs in an advanced collection. Purchased by the consignor in a 2003 Bowers and Merena sale and off the market since that time. Surfaces are pristine with just a touch of rub on the leg and lower wreath. Frosty golden luster is the best way to describe the in hand and bright light appearance throughout obverse and reverse. How about rarity? CoinFacts indicates a population of (9) but where are these pieces? The last sales record goes back to January 2006 or earlier. A dipped PCGS AU55 did sell during 2014 otherwise considerable patience is required for locating a high quality example. Patience is rewarded with the appearance of this splendid example to the market. Housed in early 2000 generation NGC holder and ready to be placed in a serious Seated half dime collection.
Seated 5C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
AU58
NGC Fatty
156432003

Gem New Price
$1050
Gem Original, Rose Gold Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. A gem original example of the scarce 1855-O date that every serious half dime collector needs in their collection. Mintage is 600,000 but a low survival rate makes locating choice examples rather difficult let along a gem AU58 specimen. PCGS population report indicates only 9 in all EF grades and 21 in all AU grades. This AU58 example is accurately graded and offers wonderful medium rose patina with darker blue highlights. More important is the original cartwheel luster that drove the Gem quality rating. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder (Generation 3 1987 - 1989). CAC approval is absolutely warranted. A superb offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 5C 1862 Seated 1862
MS66
PCGS
25033279

Gem $1275 Superb Gem, Hammered Strike, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Mirrored Fields, Dallas Collection. Really an amazing offering for the type coin collector who desires only the best. One immediately notices the mirrored fields coupled with frosty devices that generate a huge amount of luster with or without bright light. The dies employed to strike this piece were heavily polished with die striations throughout obverse and reverse while Liberty is fully frosted. Dies are heavily clashed as easily seen in the GFRC images while the strike is absolutely hammered. Centers are essentially untoned with the obverse exhibits a rapid blue to rose/gold transition at the legend. The reverse is similar with a larger right side toning arc comprised of darker blues and rose. Again the strike is fully hammered with the reverse anomalies inside the denomination letters being heavy clash marks. Housed in a 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An amazing offering to consider.
Seated 5C 1867 Seated 1867
MS65+
PCGS
29682102

Gem $2850 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rare Date, Heavy Die Clashing, Osprey Collection. Mintage for the 1867 date is a tiny 8,000 piece with this MS65+ graded example in the condition census given CAC approval. Regardless of its small size, this Philadelphia struck half dime makes a statement when viewed. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident while bright light viewing exposes lightly mirrored fields. Obverse is heavily clashed while a prominent die crack is seen from STATE(S) to Liberty's clasp. Strike is nearly completed with only a touch of weakness at the gown line and lower maple leaf on the reverse. This piece is so enjoyable to study under 10x loupe as there are numerous obverse die spaghetti lines throughout Liberty's body and gown. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted given the overall quality and eye appeal. Another top quality offering from the Osprey Collection and worthy of an advanced mint set project.
Seated 5C 1871 Seated 1871
MS65 PCGS
33431514

Gem $645 Filled Obverse Die, Gem Frosty Oriignal, Light Gold Patina, Colorado Collection. A gorgeous 1871 Philadelphia Liberty Seated half dime with considerable character from the minting process. Luster and surfaces are consistent with gem designation. Add in a filled obverse die and heavy die clashing and one has a unique strike that would be a great conservative piece. The upper left arm and portions of Liberty's face remained unfilled during the minting process as is seen on Seated dimes. A grease filled die is always a plausible explanation. A heavy clash mark protrudes from the gown line into Liberty's neck. The reverse has heavy die clash lines and partial H(AL)F, again from a filled die event. Luster is quite frosty while faint gold toning streaks are seen on the obverse under a 10x loupe. There are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and a top quality offering from the Colorado Collection.
Seated 5C 1873S Seated 1873-S
MS66
PCGS
32643128

Gem New Price
$1795
New April 21! Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Untoned Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! A spectacular 1873 San Francisco gem half dime strike with razor-sharp definition on the design elements. Surfaces are well-preserved and radiate brilliant prooflike reflectivity along with vibrant satiny mint luster. PCGS population is only six at the MS66 grade level with two certified finer. This special Winesteven Collection example is within or close to the condition census for the date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval and seeking a home in one of the finest Liberty Seated half dime sets extant.
Shield 5C 1876 Shield 1876
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25257879

Gem New Price
$1695
New April 21! Superb Gem Proof, Cameo Designation, Old Time Golden Toning, Accurately Grading, Winestevens Collection. Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! This superb gem is among the finest Cameos certified by PCGS, showing immaculate surfaces and bold contrast on each side. The frosty design elements are sharply struck with every minute piece of mint frost being evident under a 10x loupe. The nickel alloy offers amazing steely proof cartwheel luster under a bright light. But while viewing in hand, the rich golden overlays are dominant as seen in the GFRC images. I'm falling in love with this incredible proof Shield nickel as it marries the qualities of cameo surfaces with old natural toning. At the PR66 Cameo level this date is quite difficult to locate, especially with CAC approval. This is an important offering housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Winestevens Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Buffalo 5C 1935 Buffalo 1935
MS66 PCGS
25213091

Gem $175 Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded. A quality later date Buffalo nickel that is accurately graded at the MS66 level. Satiny luster is predominate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Buffalo 5C 1935S Buffalo 1935-S
MS65
PCGS OGH
1234493

Gem $210 Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. An eye catching 1935 San Francisco struck Buffalo nickel with bold cartwheel luster. Surface are bright and active. Reverse has faint rose coloring in the fields. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS old green holder. Well above average quality at the assigned grade level.
Buffalo 5C 1937 Buffalo 1937
MS66 NGC
1544349045

Gem $70 Gem Original, Well Struck from Eroded Dies, Brilliant Luster, Accurately Graded. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert. A quality Buffalo with brilliant luster.
Buffalo 5C 1937S Buffalo 1937-S
MS66 NGC Fatty
004078023

Gem $95 Superb Gem, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. Old time conservative grading is apparent with this lovely 1837 San Francisco strike. Crisp steely untoned luster dominates. Housed in NGC Fatty holder with standard ring insert. The holder is in pristine condition.
Buffalo 5C 1938D Buffalo 1938-D
MS66 PCGS
14587417

Gem $65 Superb Gem, Radiant Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Yes, a common date, but with huge eye appeal if flashy luster is your cup of tea.
Buffalo 5C 1938D Buffalo 1938-D
MS66 PCGS
72912480

Gem $75 Gem Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Toning, Well Struck, Denver Collection. Gem example housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Denver Collection.
Buffalo 5C 1938D Buffalo 1938-D
MS65 NGC
4521974025

Gem $50 Copper Gold Patina, Gem Original, Accurately Graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder. For fans of heavily toned Buffalo nickels. Luster provides nice contrast with the copper-gold coloring.
Buffalo 5C 1938D Buffalo 1938-D
MS65 NGC
4521974029

Gem $50 Brilliant Luster, Eroded Dies, Faint Gold Patina. Accurately Graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Brilliant luster is the highlight. Struck from heavily eroded dies. Accurately graded at MS65 level.
10 Cents
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
MS64
PCGS
33698966
F-110
Gem $1800 New March 29! Gem Original, Cracked Obverse #2 Early Die State, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Gorgeous Old Album Radial Toning, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. An important offering of the Shattered Obverse #2 early die state that is a substantial challenge in mint state. The obverse of this lovely gem dime has the star 1 attribution point about touching the rock. A die crack proceeds from the right side of the shield on through the rock underneath Liberty's foot/sandal and exits to the rim. The reverse exhibts heavy die clashing upward from the E in DIME and right of the E in ONE. Superior eye appeal is the hallmark of this coin along with satiny luster. Both obverse and reverse centers are toned with a light orange gold that transitions to deep blues at the immediate rims. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A pleasing Liberty Seated dime offering from the Newtown Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
06935835
F-101
Gem $35000 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. At the certified AU grade level only two examples were known to the hobby; PCGS AU58 (Jack Marston Collection) and PCGS AU55 (Gerry Fortin Collection). Upon Jack Marston's untimely death, the PCGS AU58 example was placed at Heritage auction and sold. This piece can be easily identified by a mark on the lower right reverse wreath. The Fortin AU55 example is easily recognized by the lovely bullseye toning pattern on obverse and reverse. I've taken the liberty to call out the Fortin example as the finest known since crack out dealers have messed with the Jack Marston piece and added toning towards securing a PCGS MS62 certified grade. The Gerry Fortin example is completely natural and received Gold CAC approval during 2014. I would much rather own this AU55 example with Gold CAC rather than the AU58/MS62 example that no longer looks fully natural. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 1845
AU58
PCGS
35071449
F-105
Gem $550 New April 16! Gem Original, Iridescent Gray-Gold and Rose Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Just a hint of faint rub on the lower knee holds this gem 1845 F-105 dime from mint state designation. Formerly from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin within the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Varieties Collectors. This gorgeous dime was originally purchased raw from Bob Levi (Maine Gold & Silver) back in 1990 and was placed into NGC AU58 holder during the mid 1990s. CAC approval arrived during 2013 and the dime was subsequentially sold into the Kansas Collection during June 2017. The Kansas Collection owner decided to cross this piece into PCGS holder and then secure renewed CAC approval. Once the heavy lifting was done, the consignor had a change of heart and decided to consign this dime back to GFRC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with fresh CAC approval. Hurry on this one as it will not last long.
Seated 10C 1847 Seated 1847
AU53
PCGS
28246112
F-103
Gem $825 New April 22! Gem Original, Fully Struck, Old Album Orange Gold and Blue Toning, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. 1847 dimes are so underrated, especially in AU and Mint State grades. PCGS population report indicates AU50 (5), AU55 (11) and AU58 (5) with only two PCGS and NGC graded pieces approved by CAC at AU53 level. This example is the F-103 die pairing and exhbits the top of a 7 digits protruding from the denticles and additional die lines near the right base. Surfaces are covered with a transparent layer of aquamarine/orange-gold patina. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is fully executed with bold stars and entire Liberty main device. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality and overall eye appeal. Another superior offering from the Kansas Collection that warrants special consideration.
Seated 10C 1853O Seated 1853-O
AU58
PCGS
34643285
F-103
Gem HOLD
$2850
New April 9! Amazing Reflective Luster, Gorgeous Toning, One of the Finest AU58 Known, Accurately Graded, Completely Struck. An absolutely amazing 1853 New Orleans strike that should not exist this nice. First of all, 1853-O dimes are very scarce in problem free AU or better. CAC total population is ninteen in all grades with five in AU58 and only three mint state pieces. One of those three is in my collection; Eliasberg specimen. When this stunning 1853-O dime appeared on the market at Baltimore, GFRC had to handle this piece. When evaluating 1853-O dimes one must understand that working die hubbing was an issue with weak date and arrow transfer. Strikes were an ongoing issue with weak heads and surrounding stars. Once understating these points, then you are prepared to examine this F-103 example. The beautiful gold, aquamarine and rose toning is first seen when handling this piece. But the real story is the sharp reflective cartwheel luster that amplifies the toning. Strike is 100% complete for the F-103 die pairing and also adds to the overall eye appeal. For a piece of this quality, one must forget the regular pricing guides. I paid well over the guides and adding a small markup to ensure this one finds a home in the GFRC community. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with fresh CAC approval. If you've ever thought of treating yourself to an amazing Liberty Seated dime, then this is the opportunity.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
MS63 PCGS OGH
2601385
F-111
Gem $725 Double Die Obverse, Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading. . Let’s start the description for this gem 1856 Small Date dime with a strong JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? Most collectors don't understand that the 1856 date, though common, is notorious for weak and uneven strikes. Fully struck mint state examples that are not blast white or creamy white are rare! Enter into the equation this gem example that is housed in early PCGS old green holder. The strike is absolutely hammered throughout obverse and reverse without any signs of weakness. Every star, every vein in each wreath leaf and Liberty's head are deeply impressed and crisp. It is such a joy to inspect this piece with a 10x loupe. Surfaces are strictly original with golden-rose patina. The fields do have a few scattered ticks but far from distracting. This is also the F-111 double die obverse variety with bold diagnostics throughout the shield, scroll and lower gown lines. The asking price is firm at $725 and if no takers, this one will go into my personal collection to be enjoyed for a number of years........
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 1859
MS66 PCGS
18734235
F-107
Gem $3850 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Building a complete set of Liberty Seated dimes at the mint state level was a long challenging project since I was strict about only acquiring dimes that met three criteria; originality, complete strikes and eye appeal. The 1859 Philadelphia date was particularly difficult to fill as most examples are found with weak or uneven strikes. It took nearly 20 years to locate an example that met my strict requirements. That example is being offered here today. One immediately notes the absolutely hammered strike throughout obverse and reverse. Stars are bold and round as are the head and gown line. The reverse wreath leaves and veins are deeply impressed. The piece is no question original with a minute layer of die frost throughout Liberty and the shield. Fields are also frosty with no disturbances. Toning is subtle with faint gold mostly at the obverse and reverse rim. There is bold cartwheel luster than one would expect from a Seated dime at the MS66 grade level. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert as validation that I do not play the crack out and upgrade game. This lovely 1859 dime is also the F-107 web-book plate coin and will remain that way. A strong candidate for individual building a high grade set of Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1863 Seated 1863
PF65CAM PCGS
29419075
F-101
Gem $1950 Gem Original, Bold Mirrors, Golden Obverse Rims, Mottled Reverse, Accurately Graded. Cameo designation is definitely warranted for this attractive 1863 proof strike. Obverse offers faint gold coloring that becomes more acute at the rims. Mottled gold covers portions of the reverse. Adding a light source exposes the brilliant mirror as one would expect from a Cameo Proof. There are no blemishes or points of distraction. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS Security holder.
Seated 10C 1863 Seated 1863
MS65 NGC
373316004

Gem $4150 Gem Original, Light Mirrored Fields, Eye Appeal, Seated Dime Web-Book Plate Coin.. A no question 1863 business strike with silver centers that are nicely framed by gold and blue rims on the obverse. The reverse is essentially untoned with frosty devices. Fields lightly mirrored but regardless a business strike. Purchased in the late 1990s and a key date dime in my Liberty Seated Dime collection since that time. This is a choice specimen with well balanced color, eye appeal and luster. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert; serial number 373316-004
Seated 10C 1864 Seated 1864
PF66 NGC
1574661002
F-102
Gem $2000 Civil War Gem Original Proof, Low Surviving Population, Superb Toning, Sharp Mirrors Accurately Graded, Florida Collection . A late Civil War era proof dime strike from Philadelphia mint that deserves attention by specialists. Mintage is a tiny 470 pieces. One immediately notes the hammered strike and intricate device details during 10x loupe examination. While viewing in hand, one sees mostly deep reddish brown patina on the obverse and additional aquamarine-blue on the reverse. Placing under a bright light is a completely different experience. The heavily mirrored fields are exposed with some cool colors. The obverse transitions to a fiery orange-rose along with a deep sky blue ring at the left legend. The reverse is simply stunning with sky blue inside the wreath that is subsequently surrounded by clear fields to the rim. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. From the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties. Please give this special 1864 proof dime your consideration.
Seated 10C 1865 Seated 1865
MS65 PCGS
32570014
F-101a
Gem HOLD
$3975
Gem Original, Rare Business Strike, Frosty Luster, Repunched Date, Woodlands Collection. It is a pleasure to offer a gem 1865 F-101a Civil War era dime at GFRC. This piece is well struck with Liberty's head and hair details completely defined. The reverse wreath devices are also hammered with only the lower left ribbon end lacking complete definition; an odd occurence on Liberty Seated dimes. Surfaces are a combination of frosty devices coupled with mildly proof like fields. Overall luster is creamy when viewed in hand but becomes reflective under a bright light. The 1865 date sports a meager mintage of 10,500 pieces with this example being one of the better extant. PCGS population report indicates (4) in MS65, (3) in MS66 and (3) in MS67. There are no auction records for MS65 grade in CoinFacts. As a side note, I own one of the three MS66 examples and also one of the three MS67s....therefore, few availables are available at the high mint state grade level. Freshly graded and residing in 2015 PCGS holder with serial number 32570014. This piece has Gerry Fortin's recommendation for quality and rarity.
Seated 10C 1865 Seated 1865
VF20
PCGS
16075450
F-101a
Gem HOLD
$1925
New April 9! Gem Original, Highwood Collection. When reviewing this 1865 F-101a Liberty Seated dime, how can you not assign a gem quality rating? This piece is so conservatively graded at the VF20 level while obverse and reverse devices are bold and provide ample details. My first impression on a fair grade was VF30 range given the rounded lower leg and amount of remaining scroll edges and details. Then there is the original gray patina covering both side. Strike is very well executed. In terms of blemishes, there are none to discuss whatsoever. Again, this is a gem 1865 dime as graded by PCGS and housed in their old blue label with standard ring insert. A top quality offering from the Highwood Collection that belongs in an advanced collection. Upgrading this lovely example will take a multi year search and sometimes, a gem lower grade example is more attractive than an original EF40 strike.
Seated 10C 1866 Seated 1866
MS66
PCGS
27382710
F-102b
Gem $13975 New April 4! The New England Museum Specimen, Probably the Finest 1866 Business Strike Extant, Superb Gem Original, Cold Quarters Collection. GFRC is incredibly proud to be offering probably the finest 1866 circulation strike dime in existence. Last sold at Stack's auction during May 2013 where it realized $12,925 and now returning to the market. Following is the Stack's 2013 auction description as difficult to improve upon; "Rare in all grades with a mintage of a mere 8,000 pieces for circulation, the 1866 dime is very difficult to find in Gem grades. The attractive surfaces are graced by splendid gunmetal-blue and russet toning on both sides. Held in a museum collection for generations, this coin was recently consigned to our auction and sent to PCGS, where it was graded as one of the finest seen by that service. A sharp and full strike is apparent on all the devices and both dies show light clashing evidence in the fields. An incredible quality coin." Housed in the original 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An amazing late Civil War artifact that belongs in the finest of collections.
Seated 10C 1867 Seated 1867
MS66+
PCGS
18322033
F-102
Gem $8500 New April 4! Superb Gem, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Mirrored Fields, Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Cold Quarters Collection . GFRC is pleased to be offering an amazingly well preserved 1867 circulation strike dime that is in the condition census. Don't bother searching for auction records on CoinFacts as there are none for this incredible specimen. 1867 Philadelphia strikes have the honor of the lowest mintage (6,000) with the Liberty Seated dime series. Several were preserved by east coast collectors of the period and much to the pleasure of 21st century Liberty Seated enthusiasts. This specimen is indeed special with brilliant reflective luster that originates from polished dies and mirrored fields. A transparent aquamarine-gold patina is evident during in hand viewing and is well captured by the GFRC images. Darker hues are evident at the peripheries. Bright light viewing is simply stunning as the obverse exposures speckled rose, green, yellow and gold shades while the reverse has a sky blue ring between rim and cereal wheat. Strike is very well executed with only the upper left reverse wheat grains not complete impressed. Housed in older blue PCGS Security holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The aged holdered is from a conservative grading era that produced an MS66+ designation that I am fully comfortable with.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS66+
PCGS
33170725
F-121
Gem $1450 New March 31! Chin Whiskers Obverse, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Blast White Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Amazing how GFRC presently has two magnificent 1875 F-121 Chin Whiskers dimes in inventory at the same time. This example is from the important Woodlands Collection and also belongs in one of the finest collections being assembled. Mint frost is evenly distributed throughout the obverse and reverse main devices and surrounding fields. Frosty cartwheel luster has a creamy texture and is pleasing. Strike is complete with the unpolished lathe cutting lines on lower obverse crisply defined along with the "chin whiskers". Other than a tiny contact mark to the left of the date, surfaces are perfect. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS has graded only seven at the MS66+ level with six better. GFRC is pleased to have two of the seven MS66+ 1875 dimes in inventory at once. A fine numismatic property from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
MS66 NGC
367384010
F-132
Gem $3400 Ex. Eliasberg Collection, Gem Original, Double Die Reverse, Florida Collection. Last traceable auction record for this Eliasberg 1876-CC dime is the Bowers and Merena Torak sale held during September 1998. This offering is indeed special as most high end mint state examples were struck from rusted dies. The Eliasberg pedigreed example is complete different as struck from F-132 die pair. These dies were in pristine condition and freshly hubbed. The device details are crisp and sharp with unabraided fields. Strike on this Eliasberg example is uniform and deeply impressed. Head details and haircurls are so well defined as are all of the subtle reverse wreath elements. Some customers may be skeptical of the NGC MS66 grade level. One inspection with a 10x loupe and bright light viewing will convince that this is indeed a high end surviving example worthy of the assigned grade. Obverse surfaces are lightly mirrored with fiery orange-gold patina. The reverse has lighter toning with frosty gray coloring. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A marvelous offering from the Florida Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
Type 2 Reverse
F15 PCGS
28724947
F-101
Gem HOLD
$325
New April 10! Type 2 Reverse, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Light Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. For those new to Liberty Seated dime varieties, only one die pairing is known using a 1876-CC Type II reverse die. This variety is listed in Cherrypickers and is also part of the Top 100 Seated Dime Varieties set that can be found on the GFRC Open Set Registry. Locating examples in any grade will be most challenging. The offered piece presents an important opportunity to acquire a gem example. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with light gray patina. The resulting contrast between darker fields and lightly toned main devices leads to an eye appeal circulated cameo apperance. Conservatively graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Please give this piece special consideration. Actually, a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted.
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 1882
PF66UCAM NGC
1727340011
F-101
Gem $2450 Gem Proof, Deep Mirrors, Eye Appeal, Birmingham Collection.. An incredible dime with the appearance of being struck yesterday. Fields are fully mirrored with natural "watery" texture and completely blemish free. Mintage amounts to 1,100 piece coupled with a high survival rate. Checking CoinFacts, the graded population peaks at the PF63/PF64 level due to long ago handling issues and at the PF66 level, few are available with Ultra Cameo designation and appearance. A CoinFacts check indicates the following (1) DCAMPF64, (1) DCAMPF65, (1) DCAMPF66 and (1) DCAMPF67 for PCGS graded examples. This NGC Ultra Cameo last sold in during July 2003 at Heritage auction and brought ~ $2000 while a more recent NGC Ultra Cameo sale (June 2010) brought $2990. Pricing these high end grade rarities is challenging but the present asking price does appear to be reasonable. Housed in old NGC holder with traditional ring insert; serial number 1727340-011.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 1884
MS63
PCGS
3453809
F-110
Gem $365 New March 30! Gem Original, Newtown Collection. The Newtown Collection consignor has definitely advanced his collecting skills based on this round of divested duplicates. Offered here is a gem original 1884 that is conservatively graded in current PCGS old blue label holder dating back to the early 2000 timeframe. Is this dime typical of the grading standards before TPG grade inflation? The lovely gem offers bright cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of copper gold patina. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch a weakness at the top of Liberty's head, but let's remember that this is better than average for a With Legend obverse strike. CAC approved and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How I wish that all MS63 graded dimes could look like this example.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
34477332
F-107
Gem $695 Gorgeous Rose-Blue Toning, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1885 Liberty Seated dime for a collector assembling an advanced mint state set. One would be hard pressed to upgrade this MS65 due to the old time originality and beautiful toning. Let's start with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that activates the colorful patina. Obverse is mostly gold-rose with some blues. Rose dominates the reverse with a lovely sky blue arc at the rim. Strike is excellent for the F-107 die variety as these come weak on the upper obverse. Actually, this high grade F-107 revealed a die defect on D(I)ME that needs to be captured in the web-book. Therefore, this example will become the new F-107 web-book plate coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Viewing this lovely piece in hand would immediately explain the CAC approval. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS66
NGC
548956003
F-112
Gem $950 Superb Gem Original, Vibrant Aquamarined-Golden Cartwheel Luster. Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. A superb gem with perfectly original surfaces. One immediately notes the vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that eminates through transparent aquamarine and golden hues. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness in the left wreath devices. The untoned obverse ares makes photographing this dime challenging as balancing color between deeply toned and untoned surfaces is difficult for the camera and during my image processing. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another offering from the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS65 PCGS
3756017
F-115
Gem $750 Gem Original, Lustrous Pastel Toning, Fully Struck, Former Birmingham Collection.. This is the second time that GFRC has the pleasure to offer this lovely 1886 Seated dime. Initially sold out of the Birmingham Collection and now upgrade and back on the market. Pastel toning is the highlight with intermixed aquamarine, gold and rose coloring on the obverse and mottled gray, ebony and rose on the reverse. Bright light viewing exposes the luster and accentuates the colors. The overall strike is crisp with no signs of weakness. Same for blemishes as none were seen. If this dime has just a bit more flashy luster, then it would be a candidate for MS66 designation. In the current PCGS holder, it is accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert; serial number 3756017.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 1887
MS66 PCGS
29562770

Gem $900 Gem Original, Crusty Ebony-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. A no question gem original 1887 dime with iridescent ebony gold patina. Dark iridescent toning is difficult for GFRC to photograph so please consider this description carefully as the offering is much better in hand than per images. The reverse, with transparent toning, offers frosty cartwheel luster and gold and aquamarine hues at the legend. Thicker ebony-gold patina is present on the obverse surrounding the legend and within the major center device. The fields are lighter gold and also project crisp cartwheel luster. As is typical for the date, strike is bit weak at the head. Surfaces are pristine with no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An attractive Liberty Seated dime offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
PF65CAM PCGS
03622188
F-101
Gem $1950 Gem Original, Mirrored Cameo Fields, Essentially Untoned. Gerry Fortin Collection.. A wonderful cameo example with watery mirrors and bold reflections under bright light. Surfaces are untoned except for a very faint layer of localize gold that the camera and image processing have enhanced. Full struck with not blemishes as one would expect with the PF65 assigned grade. PCGS population reports indicates (8) in PF65 Cameo while CAC has only approved (2) in PF65. This is one of the finest available at this grade level. Housed in early PCGS "Series" blue label holder and approved by CAC.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65 PCGS
21602632
F-116
Gem $700 Gem Original, Beautiful Original Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading . Let's open this description with a JUST BUY NOW recommendation. I've looked at many Liberty Seated dime during collecting and now, dealer career. This 1889 dime is gorgeous and the type of dime found in my personal collection. Satiny luster is consistent with MS66 grade level. Mottled toning is perfectly original. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at top of Liberty's head. Eye appeal is all there. So why only graded MS65? This dime resides in old PCGS blue label holder dating back to late 1990s. Grading was strict and conservative as compared to today's market. All I can find to explain the MS65 net grade is a tiny obverse line from left facing wrist to E in UNITED which is difficult to see on GFRC images. Otherwise this one is worthy of an MS66 grade level. If looking for a really nice 1889 dime without spending over four figures, then consider this piece.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65
PCGS
15023182
F-116
Gem $935 Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Perpherial Toning, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Ex. Osprey Collection. A spectular 1889 Seated dime with glowing frosty luster. Surface toning is limited to golden and rose shades mostly concentrated near the rims. Strike is typical for With Legend dimes during the 1882 through 1891 era. There is weakness at Liberty's head and on the upper left wheat grains as is frequently seen. Eye appeal is high due to brilliant frosty luster that dominates during in hand and bright light viewing. This lovely dime is housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and is conservatively graded. In summary, luster, surfaces, color and grading fully warrant CAC approval on this Newtown Collection offering.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS66
PCGS
26595718
F-104a
Gem $1350 Gem Original, Creamy Satin Patina, Proof Dies Origination, Florida Collection.. An exceptional Liberty Seated dime with radiate creamy luster that is no question original. The circulation strike dies used to coin this specimen were initially used for proof strikes. Strike is better than average for later date With Legend dimes but there is weakness in the upper left wreath as is so common. I really like this dime as the creamy luster is stunning. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this piece.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS65
NGC
372301002
F-109
Gem $825 Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Transparent Copper/Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Colorado Collection. Yes, 1890 Philadelphia strikes are considered to be a common date in the Liberty Seated dime series. When locating gem mint state examples, I tend to shy away from blast while pieces and attempt to add examples with superior toning. This offering from the Colorado Collection definitely meets my standards. Cartwheel luster is bold and brash while the patina is a transparent copper blue. Strike is nearly full on obverse with a slight weakness at the top of Liberty's head along with incomplete wheat grains at the upper left wreath. Regardless, this piece is a flat out gem that will please even the most selective collector. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Conservative grading along with a Green CAC bean to validate the eye appeal. I love this piece and believe you will also.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 1891
MS64 raw
F-123
Gem $350 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Beautiful Rose-Blue Obverse, Light Gold Reverse, Conservative Grading, Massachusetts Collection. A gorgeous 1891 Liberty Seated dime that deserves special attention. Cartwheel luster is vibrant and frosty through obverse and reverse. Obverse offers pretty rose and blue patina that is semi-transparent to the underlying luster. Light gold patina is consistent across the reverse and completely transparent. Strike is complete with obverse wire rims. A duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection that needs to find another special collector home.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 1891-O
MS65 PCGS OGH
4219100
F-113
Gem $1700 Crusty Gem Original, Old Green Holder, Gerry Fortin Collection.. One does not often see "crusty original" dimes graded MS65 but here is an example to consider. The strike is so well executed with bold devices throughout obverse and reverse. We surmise that many 1891 New Orleans dimes were struck on presses with high striking forces (for Morgans). In hand, the toning is dark but under bright light, this piece acquires a fiery red glow that is so attractive. Purchased during April 2007 from Warren Mills at Rare Coins of New Hampshire. Advanced collectors well know the quality coins sold by RCNH. Finally, this is also the Seated Dime web-book plate coin for the F-113 Repunched Date variety. Housed in PCGS old green holder; serial number 4219100
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 1892
Doubled Date
MS64PL NGC
2388569001
FS-302
Gem $6000 Extremely Rare Doubled Date, Gem Original, Prooflike Early Strike, Four Known. GFRC is pleased to offer the finest known 1892 Barber dime FS-302 Doubled Date specimen. This exception piece is graded NGC MS64 PL with attribution references of FS-301, VP-001 and Breen 3472. The latter is important as Breen states, "1892 Double Date. Very Rare. Proofs and business strikes." This amazing Barber dime comes with a book sized pristine NGC Photo Proof laminated document that explains the variety and captures full obverse and reverse images along with a macro shot of the date, with the following description by Anthony C. LaVerghetta. "Perhaps it was the unfamiliarity with a new coin type that prompted the engraver to first punch the date of this dime far to the left of where it should be. This was corrected on the second attempt, leaving both impressions sharp. This specimen is actually not the variety illustrated in Breen; it is better, having a more complete extra date. Quite rare, especially uncirculated, this beauty is the only example certified by NGC (April 2009). Entirely untoned, it was coined from fresh dies that retained their prooflike fields. On top of everything else, this spendid dime is fully struck in all details." This is the only example certified by NGC with three examples certified by PCGS. This piece is the plate coin employed to illustrate FS-302 on the NGC VarietyPlus webpage. Surfaces are closer to a full fledged proof than a business strike with doubled denticles on the obverse. The repunched date is bold and obvious under 10x loupe and easily detected by die variety fans. The combination of heavily mirrored obverse and reverse fields and the repunched date should make this an easy cherrypicker target if available. But with only four examples certified since 2008, it is definitely a rarity. This is a offering for a serious Barber collector who desires a research project as no explanation currently exist for the manufacture of this piece.
Barber 10C 1911 Barber 1911
MS65
PCGS
81697750

Gem $575 Gem Original, Satiny Rose Violet Luster, Accurately Graded. A gem example with attractively toned surfaces. Crisp satiny cartwheel luster enhances overall eye appeal. A real pretty Barber dime that is accurately graded and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced type coin collection.
Mercury 10C 1931 Mercury 1931
MS64FB
PCGS OGH
4399920

Gem $450 New April 8! Gem Original, Full Bands, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Golden-Green Patina, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Poston Collection. A gem 1831 Mercury dime with gorgeous light gold and green patina. Surfaces are heavily frosted and blemish free. Strike is hammered with full reverse bands. There is nothing to complain about and only positives. The full band designation brings a substantial pricing premium. Housed in PCGS old green holder with fresh CAC approval. Yet another quality offering from Jim Poston to consider.
Mercury 10C 1936 Mercury 1936
Full Bands
MS67FB PCGS
18127637

Gem $385 Glowing Satiny Luster, Hammered Strike, Gem Original, Colorado Collection. Creamy satiny luster dominates the eyes when viewing this MS67 example. A perfectly original piece with faint golden brown patina seen during a 10x loupe inspection. Reverse is deeply impressed with distinct center bands. Luster takes on a cartwheel nature under a light source. Accurately graded and housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A coin for the selective collector.
Mercury 10C 1936 Mercury 1936
MS64
NGC Fatty
125537013

Gem $185 Gold CAC, Bold Luster, Faint Gray Patina, NGC Fatty Holder. Only (3) 1936 Mercury dimes have been awarded a Gold CAC sticker. All three are graded MS64 and currently in GFRC inventory. Housed in early NGC holder with embossed Numismatic Guarantee Corporation of America on the reverse. A lovely dime with bold luster and some faint gray toning.
Mercury 10C 1937 Mercury 1937
MS63 FB
PCGS Rattler
1127051

Gem $150 Gold CAC, Bold Satiny Luster, PCGS Rattler Holder. Only (7) 1937 holdered examples are known with Gold CAC and Full Bands. This piece is the only MS63 Full Bands examples approved and registered in the CAC pop report. Satiny luster is found on both obverse and reverse. Housed in PCGS rattler holder with dot matrix printed label.
Mercury 10C 1940 Mercury 1940
MS63
PCGS Rattler
1093321

Gem $135 Gold CAC, Gem Frosty White Surfaces, So Undergraded, Rattler Holder. A lovely 1940 Philadelphia strike that was so originally undergraded by PCGS. Surfaces are nice and frosty with lots of metal stress lines radiating to the rims. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in early PCGS rattler holder and definitely worthy of a Gold CAC bean.
Mercury 10C 1940D Mercury 1940-D
MS63 FB
PCGS OGH
7370403

Gem $165 Gold CAC, Brilliant Luster, PCGS OGH Holder. There are only (7) 1940-D Full Band dimes available with Gold CAC approval. This offering is unique and the only MS63 with Full Bands designation. This Mercury dime is grossly undergraded once viewed in hand. The brilliant luster and blemish free surfaces are consistent with at least the MS65 grade level and maybe even MS66. Housed in PCGS post rattler generation Old Green Holder with dot matrix printer label. This is really a stunning Mercury dime with Full Bands.
Mercury 10c 1941 Mercury 1941
MS66 PCGS
26752630

Gem $40 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gansu Collection. Housed in 2013 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. From the Gansu Collection. Gansu is a collection assembed by Gerry Fortin during the 2010-2012 timeframe for a Chinese client. Now the coins are being repatriated to U.S. in liu of an collecting objective. Please help with a purchase.
Mercury 10c 1941D Mercury 1941-D
MS64FB
PCGS Rattler
1144026

Gem $90 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Undergraded, Gold CAC, Gansu Collection. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder. From the Gansu Collection. Gansu is a collection assembed by Gerry Fortin during the 2010-2012 timeframe for a Chinese client. Now the coins are being repatriated to U.S. in liu of an collecting objective. Please help with a purchase.
Mercury 10C 1943 Mercury 1943
MS63
PCGS Rattler
7040812

Gem $155 Gold CAC, Beautiful Gold Patina, PCGS Rattler Holder. Hard to believe that there are only (7) total 1943 dimes with Gold CAC approval. The population is evenly split with (4) being without Full Bands and (3) with. Offered here is one of the four non Full Bands in Mercury dimes in MS63. Don't let the MS63 grade sway you as the toning is pretty and the eye appeal is strong and definitely better than the assigned MS63 on holder. Housed in early PCGS rattler holder.
Mercury 10C 1943D Mercury 1943-D
MS64 FB
PCGS Rattler
7040820

Gem $175 Gold CAC, Gem Frosty White Surfaces, Rattler Holder. This exceptional Denver struck 1943 dime offers uniform satiny white luster. Strike is well executed with distinctly defined bands. A reverse bag mark keeps this piece from MS66FB level. Housed in early PCGS rattler holder and definitely worthy of a Gold CAC bean.
Mercury 10C 1944D Mercury 1944-D
MS65 FB
NGC Fatty
137680014

Gem $145 Gold CAC, Booming Luster and Original Toning, NGC Fatty Holder. There are (26) 1944-D Full Band Gold CAC approved dimes in MS64 and MS65 grades with none in MS66. This piece offers substantial mint bloom and booming luster due to being struck by eroded dies. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with embossed NGC trademark on the reverse.
Mercury 10C 1945 Mercury 1945
MS67
PCGS
82426869

Gem $200 New April 5! Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Peripheral Gold Shades, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. Attractive and pleasing are the best adjectives to describe this 1945 Mercury dime. Brilliant cartwheel luster dominates during bright light viewing. Surfaces have an even frosty texture. Peripheral gold is probably the result of storage in a paper album. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognizes eye appeal and originality. A quality offering from Jim Poston.
20 Cents
Seated 20C 1875 Seated 1875
MS64 PCGS
6584391

Gem $2275 New March 31! Outstanding Type Example, Gem Original, Gorgeous Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Gold Patina, Worthy of CAC Approval. A stunning 1875 double dime gem survivor with transparent gold and lavender-gray toning. Surfaces are pristine and so well preserved. The best aspect of this gorgeous 1875 double dime is the satiny cartwheel luster that is so reflective and powerful under a light source. Yes, the PCGS population for the 1875 date in MS64 is high but this piece is heads and shoulder better than most at the same grade level. Last appearing at Heritage auction during October 2016 where is garnered a $2100 same price. If not sold by the Central States show, this piece is heading to CAC for review. CAC has only approved 11 at the MS64 grade level and I suspect this will be the 12th. For the collector who wishes to own a superior type coin with a low mintage of only 36,910.
25 Cents
Capped Bust 25C 1819 Capped Bust 1819
Small 9
VF30
PCGS
30630539
B-3
Gem $970 Small 9, Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Overall Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. An immediate BUY IT NOW recommendation. A gem original 1819 Small 9 B-3 Capped Bust quarter is offered for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with natural gun metal gray-blue patina with darker blue shades on the reverse. Characteristic of the B-3 die variety, the double punching on the 2(5)C is heavy and obvious. The piece is entirely blemish free as so well preserved. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge ring insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this conservatively graded example. A gem early type offering from the Port Matilda Collection that deserves special attention.
Capped Bust 25C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
F15
PCGS
30641837
B-4
Gem $500 Gem Original, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded . This gem original 1821 Capped Bust quarter is heads and shoulders above any Fine 15 example found in CoinFacts auction records. Perfectly natural surfaces are covered with crusty gun metal grade patina while the wear points being a lighter color as one would expect. The sharp contrast between the wear points and darker fields results in a circulated cameo appearance that is so popular with collectors. I've assigned a gem quality rating as I absolutely love this example as a collector. Eye appeal is high while the surfaces are blemish free. Locating open collar Capped Bust quarters in this preservation state is infrequent and one must savor the moment when an opportunity arises. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. If this lovely quarter had not received CAC approval, I would have hung up my dealer hat and done fishing. Superior to most VF20 examples of this date.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
VF25
PCGS
25616386
B-1
Gem $295 New April 22! Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Ex. Upstate New York Collection. This gem original 1835 B-1 Capped Bust quarter is an immediate JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation and please don't think too hard if building a Capped Bust quarter collection. Yes, I am excited about offering this piece..... In hand viewing indicates mostly gun metal gray/blue with some aquamarine coloring. But tilting this coin into a light source exposes sky blue fields on the reverse that completely surround the eagle; this is eye appeal on steriods. The obverse has a rose center and again, the same sky blue surrounding the stars. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A gem from the Kansas Collection that was previously sourced from GFRC and the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU50
PCGS
20810625

Gem HOLD
$850
New April 22! Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Eroded Die Orange Peel Surfaces, Undergraded, Kansas Collection. A magnificent 1853 Arrows and Ray Seated quarter with Gold CAC approval. Obviously undergraded with satiny luster on the obverse and frosty cartwheel luster on the reverse. Why the difference? Obverse surfaces were struck with eroded die that has orange peel texture while reverse was struck with sharp die with ample mint frost. Strike is fully executed with no points of weakness. Surfaces are perfectly original and covered with silver-gray patina. First offered by GFRC from the Central California Collection during June 2015 and immediately purchased by the Kansas Collection. Now back on the market.
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 1861
AU58
PCGS
84948988

Gem HOLD
$350
New April 8! Type II/II Hubs, Gem Original, Aquamarine Gray Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Poston Collection. Let's start the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this lovely 1861 Seated quarter could be easily placed into a mint state holder with no concerns from this catalogger. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and just back from CAC with green bean approval. A superior example from Jim Poston to consider for a type or date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1879 Seated 1879
PR64CAM
PCGS
11842626

Gem $1360 Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. I had a strong feeling that this gem original 1979 proof quarter would garner CAC approval and was proven correct. This is a superior Liberty Seated quarter proof at the PR64CAM grade level as fields offer watery texture and flashy reflections. Stunning might be the operative word! GFRC images simply cannot do this piece justice due to straight on lighting and imaging that only capture the gray and gold coloring. Tilting this piece, ever so slightly under bright light, releases bold mirrors. Reverse has a lovely dark blue toning arc from eagle's left wing up to the scroll. There is one lint mark below eagle and olive branch stem to mention. A gorgeous Liberty Seated proof quarter offering from the Missouri Collection that is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1888S Seated 1888-S
VF30
PCGS
4497813

Gem HOLD
$225
New April 22! Gem Original, Golden Patina, Residual Luster, Kansas Collection. A splendid 1888 San Francisco struck Seated quarter that is gem original at the assigned grade level. Housed in old green label PCGS holder with Gold CAC approval. Previousl sold by GFRC as a consignment from the West Coast Collection into the Kansas Collection and now back on the market. Hurry on this piece as fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65 PCGS
07692038

Gem $1685 Gem Original, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Copper-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A gorgeous 1889 Philadephia quarter that screams old time originality and would fit nicely into my personal collector is a Seate dime. I liked this piece so much that it needed to be part of GFRC inventory. This is a no question gem original example with year's past accurate grade. Fields are entirely blemish free and major devices have a minute layer of mint frost. I've saved the best for last! The satiny cartwheel luster is spectacular due to transparent copper gray patina. Bright light viewing is just plain fun. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder. This piece is heading to CAC at the next opportunity.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 1892
MS66+
PCGS
81879675

Gem $2550 New April 2! Superb Gem, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike. What an eye catching Barber quarter that belong in the finest of type sets! A first year of issue superb gem that is a pleasure to have in GFRC inventory. Let's start with the luster. Bright, vibrant and swirling are the best descriptors for both obverse and reverse cartwheel luster. Transparent aquamarine and gold patina floats on the obverse surface and is enhanced by the cartwheel luster. Then there is the reverse....a deep blue toning ring covers the legend and quickly transitions to orange gold at the center. Strike is hammered with no weakness whatsoever. Accurately graded at the MS66+ level. In hand inspection is definitely required to appreciate the eye appeal as GFRC photography is much too limiting. My images are unable to capture the obverse luster and the contrast between deep blue reverse rims and lightly toned center also presented a special challenge. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. This lovely Barber quarter has it all; eye appeal, strike, vibrant luster and CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1894S Barber 1894-S
MS64 PCGS
14160180

Gem $1175 New March 10! Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Gorgeous Aquamarine-Blue Toning, Hammer Strike, Conservative Grading, Montana Collection. The Montana Collection is new to the GFRC community and presents a top quality array of early silver type coins. All were purchased from two sources during the past ten years; Aspen Park Rare Coins and HLRC. Both dealers are well known for offering top quality coins. This only Barber coin from the Montana Collection is this amazing 1894-S Barber quarter that is an outright gem. Incredible satiny cartwheel luster tickles the eyes when viewed under a light source. Obverse toning is about 90% transparent leading to vibrant luster that accentuates aquamarine, sky blue, rose and gold colors. The colors are intermixed rather than banded and probably the result of being exposed to a felt or velvet material in a coin cabinet. The reverse patina is thicker and less transparent to the underlying luster but still the cartwheel effect is active. Conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A better early date in the Barber quarter series and worthy of a sophisticated collection. The current PCGS guide price is $1250 and this piece is heads and shoulders above those selling recently in the high three figures at auction.
Barber 25C 1898 Barber 1898
AU58
PCGS
31911520

Gem $325 New April 8! Beautifully Toned Gem, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as GFRC images are unable to capture the luster adequately. Gorgeous eye appeal is at hand for the toned gem. Brilliant swirly cartwheel luster is stunning on obverse and reverse. Well struck too. The complete package that will please the selective collector. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful offering from Jim Poston that should not last long.
Barber 25C 1914 Barber 1914
MS65 PCGS
84164644

Gem $845 GFRC Summer FUN Show Trip New Item - Santa Fe Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full descriptions after returning Maine office. This piece will be in Summer FUN cases unless reserved.
Barber 25C 1915D Barber 1915-D
MS64+
PCGS
84218863

Gem $575 Gem Original, Flashy Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Dazzling iridescent cartwheel luster immediately jumps out and grabs you when viewing this special 1915 Denver struck half dollar. This gem example has transparent gray patina on the obverse while the reverse is closer to gun metal gray-blue. Strike is hammered with eagle's bottom right leg and claw fully defined along with arrows being distinct. A perfect type coin that brings substantial character to a collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is 100% warranted for this lovely example.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
MS66 PCGS
81890248

Gem $975 Gem Original, Dazzling Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Blue Obverse Colors, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. A magnificent offering with stunning eye appeal and dazzling cartwheel luster to consider as a type set addition. 1916 is final year of Barber design production at the Denver mint. This surviving example has been carefully preserved for 21st century collectors. Obverse toning is a combination of rose and blues while the reverse has a faint gold skin. The obverse colors suggest direct contact with a piece of velvet or felt. Strike is hammered with nicely rounded stars and fully impressed eagle feathers. Having said all this, it is the dazzling cartwheel luster that is the primary attraction as I could hold this quarter under a bright light for several minutes and watch the dancing light and reflections. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Another fine numismatic property from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection. Please note that my Nikon camera was overwhelmed by the bold frosty luster coupled with the bright rose and blue patina leading to obverse image that is not a crisp representation. On the other hand, the reverse is accurately captured.
Standing Liberty 25C 1926 Standing Liberty 1926
MS64 PCGS
84164632

Gem $350 Full descriptions after returning Maine office. This piece will be in Summer FUN cases unless reserved.. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full descriptions after returning Maine office. This piece will be in Summer FUN cases unless reserved.
Washington 25c 1936 Washington 1936
MS67 NGC
3787420001

Gem New Price
$270
Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Rims, Somerville Collection. Early date and accurately graded. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. GFRC images accurately capture toning patterns. A quality offering from the Somerville Collection.
Washington 25c 1938S Washington 1938-S
MS66+ Star NGC
2611505014

Gem New Price
$540
NGC Star Designation, Gem Original, Bold Satiny Luster, Obverse Gold and Blue at Rims, Somerville Collection. NGC Star designation for eye appeal. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. GFRC images accurately capture toning patterns. Last sold at Heritage Auction during August 2014 where it realized $588. Lots of eye appeal from this quality Somerville Collection offering.
Washington 25c 1946D Washington 1946-D
MS66
PCGS
28402176

Gem New Price
$270
Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Blue Obverse Toning. Fairly Graded, Somerville Collection. A pleasing 1946-D Washington quarter that is gem original. Vibrant frosty luster tickles the eyes went viewed under a bright light. Obverse is attractively toned with transparent rose and blues. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another eye appealing offering from the Somerville Collection.
Washington 25c 1947S Washington 1947-S
MS66 PCGS OGH
1402635

Gem New Price
$55
Gem Original, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina on Obverse, Heavier on Reverse, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Housed in PCGS old green holder and fairly graded. Yet another attractively toned Washington quarter from the Somerville Collection to consider.
Washington 25c 1949 Washington 1949
MS66 NGC Fatty
217377006

Gem New Price
$135
Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Somerville Collection. Grading is quite conservative with a CAC submission being warranted. Cartwheel luster is powerful and pleasing. GFRC images accurately capture colors but not the luster. Please trust me on this great example from the Somerville Collection of Washington quarters. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder.
Washington 25c 1951 Washington 1951
MS66 NGC
294278016

Gem $85 Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Accurately Graded. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and wonderful eye appeal along with accurately grading. A lovely Washington quarter that will be pleased the selective collector.
Washington 25c 1953S Washington 1953-S
MS66
PCGS
31921468

Gem New Price
$160
Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Bold and brilliant cartwheel luster is immediately evident when first viewing this lovely 1953-S Washington quarter. Surfaces are a bit frosty with the obverse having a thin layer of light gold patina. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the obvious originality, above average eye appeal and accurate grading. A super offering from the Somerville Collection.
Washington 25c 1954 Washington 1954
MS66 Star NGC
294336004

Gem New Price
$180
NGC Star Designation, Gem Original, Bold Satiny Luster, Deep Obverse Rose Blue Toning, Conservative Grading, Somerville Collection. NGC Star designation rewards the rich rose blue obverse patina that is uninterrupted and activated by brilliant cartwheel luster. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. A gorgeous Washington quarter offering from the Somerville Collection. Please give this example special consideration as another GFRC favorite.
Washington 25c 1954D Washington 1954-D
MS66 NGC
120785041

Gem New Price
$55
Gem Original, Light Gold Patina, Soft Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection . After viewing some many Somerville Collection quarters with brilliant cartwheel luster, this lovely 1954-D example is refreshing. Luster is complete but soft and satiny. Cartwheel effects remain in place. Light gold patina is found on the obverse. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another in a series of quality Washington quarters from the Somervillle Collection.
Washington 25c 1956 Washington 1956
MS66 NGC
2645309004

Gem New Price
$110
Superb Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Lovely Rose Blue Obverse Toning, Conservatively Graded, Somerville Collection. A superb 1856 quarter with bold and brilliant cartwheel luster. Obverse has classic center rose that transitions to blues at the rim. Reverse is untoned and just frosty brilliant. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A definite candidate for CAC review from the Somerville Collection of Washington quarters.
Washington 25c 1957 Washington 1957
MS67 PCGS
29701193

Gem New Price
$150
Gem Original, Steely Gray Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Blue Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Unlike other Washington quarter offerings from the Somerville Collection, this example has steely gray cartwheel luster that is quite active. A thin layer of rose and then blue toning at the rim enhances the eye appeal. Reverse is mostly untoned with a nice golden ring at the rim. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Definitely a pleasing example that is accurately graded.
Washington 25c 1957D Washington 1957-D
MS67 NGC
2500099016

Gem New Price
$155
Gem Original, Lovely Pastel Rose-Gold Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An attractive high grade Washington quarter that is strict originality. Soft pastel rose-gold is nicely complimented by satiny cartwheel luster. A lovely Washington quarter that is fairly priced and deserves special consideration from toned Washington quarter fans. From the Somerville Collection.
Washington 25c 1958 Washington 1958
MS67 PCGS
90087992

Gem New Price
$155
Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Dazzling Cartwheel Luster, Steely Gray with Golden Rims, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Housed in late 1990s vintage PCGS with standard ring insert. A lovely 1958 Philadelphia struck Washington quarter with steely cartwheel luster. Another fine numismatic property from the Somerville Collection
Washington 25c 1958D Washington 1958-D
MS67 NGC
667794008

Gem New Price
$180
Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Vibrant cartwheel luster intermixes with light rainbow toning on this superb 1958 Denver strike. GFRC images are poor and unable to illustrate the brilliant luster. Accurately graded and so attractive. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. The final Washington quarter offering from the Somerville Collection.
50 Cents
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 1810
VF30 PCGS
82484895
O-102
Gem $335 Gem Original, Old Album Toning Eye Appeal, Very Conservative Grading. Just back from PCGS with a VF30 designation after being graded EF40 by GFRC. I'm not playing the crack out and reholder game on this piece. I've lower the price a bit but still really like this one and you should too. This is an attractive example with super attractive toning. Obverse offers medium gray toning in hand which transitions to a rose center and aquamarine + gold surrounding the stars. The reverse remains gun metal gray both during in hand and bright light inspection. Reverse is in a late die state with significant die cracks. There is some wear through the patina on the left wing under 10x loupe. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU58
PCGS
25629480
O-105a
Gem $2500 New April 9! Better Overton 105a Variety, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Paper Envelope Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Late Die State. By now, GFRC customers and clients well recognize that I'm a fan of strict originalty and crusty gray toning. So when this 1812 O-105a R2 Capped Bust half walked up to the GFRC Baltimore table, it was not a difficult decision to add to inventory. Yes, there are many Capped Bust halves on the market, at any one time, therefore the challenge is only selecting the absolute best possible preserved examples. This is more enjoyable than being a value dealer moving average coins at below price guide numbers. Now that the preamble is done, let's consider this gem 1812 half. Surfaces are coverd a uniform crusty gray patina that is typical of years spent in an old paper 2x2 envelope. Under the toning is plenty of satiny cartwheel luster that generates a golden brown glow under a light source. This silver piece looks like it left the screw press and went into an envelope and stay there for years. There are no blemishes on late die state surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For the selective collector who appreciates originality.
Capped Bust 50C 18244 Capped Bust 1824-4
EF45 PCGS
27573585
O-110
Gem $500 New March 10! Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Gorgeous Aquamarine, Gold and Rose Patina, Well Struck, Conservative Grading, Montana Collection. The Montana Collection is new to the GFRC community and presents a top quality array of early silver type coins. All were purchased from two sources during the past ten years; Aspen Park Rare Coins and HLRC. Both dealers are well known for offering top quality coins. GFRC is fortunately to have been selected for this divestment. Offered here is an incredible 1824/4 Capped Bust half that is frankly undergraded and a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. My goodness, EF45? This 1824/4 half offers strong satiny luster that is consistent with the AU50 grade level. Bright light viewing is a joy! The obverse is an interplay between aquamarine-gold patina and sharp gold lustrous ring at the rim. A quick 10x loupe inspection reveals plenty of mint frost surrounding the stars and the explanation for the gold lustrous ring. Looking at the reverse, the same coloring and luster is at hand. No way is this an EF45.... There are no blemishes to discuss either. An exceptional 1824/4 Capped Bust half that needs to be immediately scooped up. Yes, what about CAC approval? As mentioned in other listings, the Montana Collection consignor did not submit his coins for CAC approval. If still around after Baltimore show, then will be submitted to CAC. Let's close by saying that I look at a lot of silver type coins and some just stand out as being well about the pack. This is one of those and consider accordingly.
Capped Bust 50C 1825 Capped Bust 1825
AU55
PCGS
2832431
O-114
Gem HOLD
$850
New April 2! Near Gem Original, Reflective Golden Cartwheel Luster, Excellent Strike, Well Above Average Eye Appeal. A near gem original 1825 O-114 strike housed in 2000 era PCGS holder with blue label and embossed PCGS logo on back. Conservative grading is an understatement as the grading appears to reflect strike rather than physical wear. Golden reflective cartwheel luster is vibrant and active under a light source and so pleasing. Frankly, I've added this gorgeous 1825 Capped Bust half to inventory due to the overall eye appeal, conservative grading and CAC approval. When view in hand, this piece will easily sell itself and is probably worth a JUST BY IT NOW fair warning to online customers.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 1826
AU55
PCGS
25234084
O-110
Gem $675 Gem Original, Superior Bright Light Colors, Fully Struck and Lustrous, Accurately Graded. If planning to add an AU Capped Bust half dollar to a type set, then please consider this incredible 1826 offering. This piece is perfectly balanced in terms of eye appeal, strike and originality. A Gem quality rating has been assigned given the active luster that dances with gray olive centers that transition to bright gold near the rims. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is full with round stars and well impressed eagle feathers. Placing this bust half under bright light is so much fun. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 1826
EF40 PCGS
82484899
O-102
Gem $275 Choice Original, Ebony/Brown Patina, Eye Appeal. Wow, some conservative grading on this lovely 1826 Capped Bust half. This gem original capped bust half dollar sport a thick uniform gun metal gray patina. Surfaces are entirely blemish free with minimum wear. The O-102 die pairing is common, therefore this offering is recommended for those wishing to build a top quality type set with a strict originality theme. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1828 Capped Bust 1828
Small 8 Square 2 Large Letters
AU58 NGC
3218960002
O-110
Gem $1150 Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Fully Struck, Whiskey Run Collection. Where is the rub on this gorgeous 1828 Capped Bust half dollar? I'm still shaking my head as to why this gem original half was not CAC approved. This is perfectly original with vibrant and frosty cartwheel luster that tickles the eyes. Strike is 100% complete with big bold rounded stars and every reverse device being deeply impressed. Patina is a light rose and aquamarine coloring that is transparent to the underlying luster. Bright light performance is spectacular and pleasing. If there is rub on this piece, then I sure would like help finding it. A magnificent offering from the Whiskey Run Collection that deserves special consideration. Housed in newer NGC holder with the O-110 die variety listed on the holder label.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
MS64+
NGC
4177794005
O-109
Gem $3650 Gem Originality, Fully Struck, Natural Gray Patina, Accurately Graded with CAC Approval. A wonderful 1834 O-109 Capped Bust half dollar has appeared in GFRC inventory and so pleased to be offering. Surfaces are completely natural and emit steely luster. The gray patina is semi transparent to the underlying luster and melts during bright light viewing. Strike is very well executed and adds to the overall eye appeal. The lighter area above star 9 is also strictly original but with surface verdigris that blocked the formation of gray toning. Housed in new large font NGC holder and accurately graded at the MS64+ level. CAC approval rewards what the eyes obviously see; perfectly natural surfaces, uninterrupted luster plus accurate grading. Another fine numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
EF45 ANACS OWH
1381898
O-116 50/00
Gem $620 50/00, Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Gray/Brown Patina, Conservative Grading, Burchs Creek Collection. When writing descriptions for individual coins, I will typically swirl the piece under bright to gain a sense of the attractiveness and eye appeal. When viewing this 1836 50/00 example, I immediately noticed the remaining reflective luster under medium gun metal gray patina. Once under a light source, the gray patina melts and allows gold, blue and brown coloring to emerge. Surfaces are perfect with no blemishes whatsoever and the overall appearance is that of a superior original silver piece. A Gem quality rating is listed and deserved. If in an accurately graded TPG holder, then this pieces should easily meet CAC approval. Housed in old white ANACS holder with "CAP BUST 50/00 O-116" on the label. Asking price is strong given the overall quality but offers are welcomed.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 1842
AU53
PCGS
16162546
WB-12 WB-105 FS-301
Gem $625 New April 21! Repunched Date, Fully Struck, Awesome Golden Gray Coloring, Ample Residual Luster, Ex Saw Mill Run and Grey Soldier Collections. A gem original example with rich brown-golden surfaces and boldly repunched date. Bright light viewing accentuates the golden hues, especially on the reverse. Strike is complete with deeply impressed devices. Die cracks throughout obverse and reverse indicare that this piece was struck from late die state dies. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. PCGS label reads, "RPD FS-301 WB-105". CAC approval is absolutely warranted for this lovely gem. Another superior offering from GFRC that also has important Saw Mill Run and Grey Soldier pedigrees. Talk about a GFRC community coin!
Seated 50C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Medium Date
AU58
NGC Fatty
181743001
WB-8
Gem $1650 New April 20! Gem Original, Early Die State, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, New Jersey Collection. A magnificent 1842 New Orleans strike that will please the most selective collector. Cartwheel luster is brilliant and eye catching. Mint frost is plentiful and apparent throughout both sides. Strike is hammered with complete definition of every subtle device detail. Overall eye appeal and appearance is that of a mint state example. Housed in NGC Fatty holder with fresh CAC approval. Purchased by the New Jersey consignor during March 1997 and off the market since that time. A significant Liberty Seated half dollar offering that belongs in the most advanced collections under construction.
Seated 50C 1852O Seated 1852-O
AU50 NGC
323913015
WB-1
Gem $2850 New April 20! Rare Date, Gem Original, Mirrored Fields, Gorgeous Toning and Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded, New Jersey Collection. It is not often that I place a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation on a $2850 coin but this 1852-O half definitely warrants this statement. After reviewing thousands of Liberty Seated half dollars, one can immediately sense when a special example cross my office desk. This 1852 New Orleans strike is superior with boldly mirrored fields on both sides. The reflective luster is crisp and active. Then add in multi color toning that includes pastel gold, rose and blue shades. The outcome is stunning eye appeal on a rare date that is much more difficult to locate than 1850-O and 1851-O counterparts. Conservatively graded as an AU50 and worthy of a higher grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. One of the most important highlights from the New Jersey Collection and New Orleans struck examples and assigned a Gem quality rating. Trust me on this one as in hand viewing is paramount for appreciate the quality and gorgeous eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
MS65 PCGS
04697212
WB-4
Gem $5500 With Arrows Type, Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. GFRC is pleased to be handling a gem original 1855-O With Arrows half dollar strike that is ideal for a high grade type set. A no question gem that offers frosty cartwheel luster coupled with attractive light rose centers and aquamarine at the rims. Strike is razor-sharp for a New Orleans mint struck half dollar that is notorious for its weak strikes. Substantial overall eye appeal is at hand during bright light inspection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A wonderful offering from the Newtown Collection that belongs in a top Liberty Seated half dollar collection.
Seated 50C 1871 Seated 1871
AU55 PCGS
32942685

Gem $495 New April 10! Gem Original, Steely Mirrored Fields, Light Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Seated Appalachian Collection. A gem original 1871 Seated half with with mirrored fields. Under a light source, crisp reflective luster dazzles the eyes with faint gold on the obverse and reverse sky blues at the legend. Strike is fully executed with rounded stars and bold eagle feathers. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and formerly in the Pleez B. Seated Collection. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to substantial eye appeal. From the Seated Appalachian Collection.
Seated 50C 1877S Seated 1877-S
AU55 PCGS
33233209

Gem HOLD
$365
New April 10! Gem Original, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Golden Rims, Conservative Grading, Seated Appalachian Collection. Formerly from the Seal Beach and Pleez B. Seated Collection and now a duplicate from the Seated Appalachian Seal Beach Collection. Luster is bold and flashy and well highlighted by consistent gold rims on obverse and reverse. Strike is crisp and fully executed. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and a no question A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. A gem original example from the Seated Appalachian Collection that should not last long on the GFRC price lists.
Seated 50C 1883 Seated 1883
PR64CAM
PCGS
26687579

Gem New Price
$1895
New April 21! Gem Proof Surfaces, Mirrored Cartwheel Luster, Attractive Toning, Conservative Grading, Winesteven Collection. Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! Unfortunately this gem 1883 half is a proof strike rather than circulation strike. If a circulation strike, it would be sold multiple times due to gorgeous toning and bold strike. As a proof strike, this 1883 half is also spectacular and should be carefully considered. Accurately designated as a proof cameo by PCGS and graded MS64. The obverse olive-rose-gold patina is completely transparent to the underlying mirrors that are incredibly reflective under a light source. Gorgeous sky blue results when the obverse is slightly tilted! Uniform rose patina, along with a thin sky blue arc at the rim, dominates the reverse appearance. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. This 1883 PCGS PF64CAM CAC half is so attractive that I'm making a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. It will be a $1975 well spent once the piece is seen in hand. Just another great offering from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 50C 1891 Seated 1891
MS64 NGC
4220405011

Gem $1600 Gem Rainbow Toning, Bright Light Eye Appeal. All I can say about this outstanding better date Seated half is "WOW". This is a FUN show purchased that walked up to the table and how could I say no? GFRC images accurately capture the in hand appearance while viewing under bright light exposes blooming luster and the rainbow toning. Under bright light, the obverse center offers rose/gold hues that transition into blue, gold and aquamarine arcs at the rim. The reverse is quite similar. There is some weakness at stars 7 and 8 which is non consequential given the overall eye appeal. Housed in pre 2015 generation NGC edge view holder. Definitely a piece for an advanced collection.
Barber 50C 1892 Barber 1892
MS65 PCGS
33461467

Gem $1925 Perfect First Year Design Type, Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Satiny Gray-Blue Luster, Accurately Graded . Super eye appeal is at hand when inspecting this gem original 1892 Barber half dollar. Frosty cartwheel luster intermixes with the gorgeous gray-gold and blue patina during bright light viewing. Complimenting the attractive toning and gem surfaces is a bold strike with deeply impressed obverse scroll and the problematic lower right eagle leg and arrows. A strong candidate for those collectors assembling first year design type sets. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and worthy of special consideration.
Barber 50C 1892S Barber 1892-S
AU55
PCGS
27841390

Gem $1250 First Year Better Date, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Gem Original, Whiskey Run Collection. An exciting 1892 San Francisco strike with eye appeal well above the assigned AU55 grade level. The satiny cartwheel luster is vibrant and so pleasing. Surfaces are perfectly original with gray gold surrounding the stars and date and more uniformly evident on the reverse. Strike is hammered with bold rounded stars and every hair curl deeply impressed. The same holds true for the reverse with deeply struck devices. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed some friction on the Liberty's cheek and not much else for wear. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important type coin option from the Whiskey Run Collection that deserves special consideration.
Barber 50C 1902 Barber 1902
AU58 PCGS
18616470

Gem $725 Gem Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Gold Rims, Fully Struck, Eye Appeal.. A gorgeous 1902 Philadelphia half that has a faint amount of rub else would be at the MS62/MS63 grade level. This piece received a Gem quality rating for several reasons. First is the hammered strike that has point of weakness. Originality is superb with steely light gray cartwheel luster that is framed by golden rims. The overall eye appeal is spectacular with no blemishes either. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Huge eye appeal is at hand for this lovely 1902 half.
Barber 50c 1908O Barber 1908-O
MS63
PCGS
33918167

Gem $1150 Gem Original, Light Olive Gray Patina, Luster and Eye Appeal. A fitting partner to the 1908 PCGS MS63 CAC quarter also listed here. This is a gem piece as far as I'm concerned. Surfaces are perfectly original and have a patina to be expected after 100+ years of proper storage. Luster is cartwheel in nature under bright light and a bit attenuated due to the thick patina. Strike is complete and there are absolutely no blemishes. The soft luster is responsibile for the assigned MS63 grade; which is accurate. CAC approval rewards the originality. Fresh to market from a New England collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Barber 50C 1911 Barber 1911
PF65 PCGS
25514829

Gem $3600 Superb Proof Strike Gem, Monster Toning, Colorado Collection. An incredible Barber half dollar gem with fiery red patina on the reverse resulting in the reverse being mounted on the front of the PCGS holder. Forget the PCGS TruView images as they are completely inadequate in capturing the deep colors and vivid proof surfaces. GFRC images are much more accurate capturing the bloody red obverse center that is surrounding with a sky blue ring at the rim. Reverse toning adds violet and purple to the reds seen on the obverse. In hand viewing under a strong bright light will produce the maximum enjoyment. Actually, this is a show and tell piece for the collectors who loves truly cool coins. Housed in transitional 2012/2013 PCGS Security holder with blue label and edge view insert. Please give this Barber half some consideration as I've seen none equivalent to this piece in my collecting career.
Barber 50C 1912D Barber 1912-D
MS63
PCGS Rattler
7244504

Gem $1300 Gem Original, Creamy White Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Believed CAC Gold Potential Possible, Bradenton Estate. Amazing frosty cartwheel luster of MS64/MS65 grade level had me convinced that this 1912-D Barber half would secure Gold CAC approval. Surfaces are untoned but dripping with natural luster. A gem offering, at current MS63 CAC certification, that will be gone at the next coin show where GFRC sets up. Housed in PCGS Rattler holder and completely fresh to market from estate located in Bradenton Florida bank box and steered to GFRC for disbursement. Fresh CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1920 Early Commems 1920
MS65
PCGS
83057040

Gem $525 Pilgrim Tercentenary, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. There are always a host of early United States commemoratives on the market. The challenge is locating examples that are truly superior for the grade and offer substantial eye appeal as a differentiator. May I introduce this incredible 1920 Pilgrim for your consideration? This silver commemorative is the definition of originality with brilliant cartwheel luster under the semi transparent toning. Rose, gold and blues are intermixed on the obverse while mottled rose-gold fills the device cavities on the reverse. In hand viewing under a light source is necessary to truely appreciate the exception nature of this Osprey Collection offering. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please forget the price lists on this incredible piece as it would be the highlight of any early commemorative silver set.
Early Commems 50C 1920 Early Commems 1920
MS65
PCGS
82949958

Gem New Price
$235
Pilgrim Tercentenary, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Boldy Struck, Accurately Graded.. The 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary issue was produced without a date other than the 1620-1920 anniversary period for the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts. The 1920 mintage was high at 152,112 pieces but the majority were returned to the mint unsold. This surviving gem example offers frosty cartwheel luster and a faint skin of gray patina. Eye appeal is considerable enough for CAC to award green bean approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfect offering from a collector building an advanced early United States commemorative set.
Early Commems 50C 1920 Early Commems 1920
MS65
PCGS
32785406

Gem $200 New March 8! Pilgrim Tercentenary, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Copper-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal. Pilgrim Tercentenary. The 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary issue was produced without a date other than the 1620-1920 anniversary period for the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts. This gorgeous gem example offers frosty cartwheel luster that is overlaid with a rich layer of copper gold patina on the obverse and speckled gold on the reverse. Strike is very well executed and worthy of CAC approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A top quality example for someone building an economical set of early United States commemorative halves.
Early Commems 50C 1921 Early Commems 1921
MS64 PCGS
82180849

Gem New Price
$175
Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Deep Gray/Voilet Patina, Accurately Graded. A candidate for the crappiest GFRC images of the year! I bought this early commemorative at the November Westford show without thinking too hard. Surfaces were darkly toned but perfect original and radiate bold cartwheel luster with any amount of lighting. Don't I enjoying swirling this silver piece under a bright light to view dancing luster and embedded golden hues. Folks, this piece is a gem. However, GFRC images with weak sunlight only capture the dark in hand appearance. So some imagination will be necessary to appreciate and then considing ordering on my description. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1934 Walking Liberty 1934
MS65 PCGS

Gem $265 Gem Original, Satiny Rose Patina, Accurately Graded. Struck from well eroded dies resulting in considerable metal stress lines and soft satiny luster under light rose patina. Strike is complete with rounded thumb and all vertical gown lines being visible. Accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1934D Walking Liberty 1934-D
MS65 PCGS
27978968

Gem $975 Gem Original, Light Toning, Washington State Collection. A well struck specimen with all vertical gown lines defined along with being obviously original. Surfaces offer bold luster consistent with the assigned MS65 grade along with light golden patina that provides some distinctive character. An above average example that is housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 1934
MS66
PCGS
82145239

Gem $350 Texas Independence Centennial, Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal. First year of issue for the Texas Independence Centennial commemorative program. A superb gem with brilliant cartwheel luster. Faint ebony toning flakes validate the strict old time originality. Fully struck with every minute detail of the Pompeo Coppini design being bold and ready for careful scrutiny. Housed in 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. The MS66 grade is the last value point before prices increase nearly 3x at the MS67 level. A superb gem that will please the most selective collector.
Early Commems 50C 1934D Early Commems 1934-D
MS66 PCGS
82292242

Gem $395 Oregon Trail Commemorative, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Oregon Trail commemoratives were issued from 1926 through 1939. 1934 Denver strikes have a tiny mintage of 7,006 pieces and are very difficult to locate in MS66 or better grade levels. This superb gem MS66 offers crisp frosty cartwheel luster along with transparent gold patina. Eye appeal is high and should please the most selective collector. Housed in new PCGS 30th Anniversary Old Green Holder and worth of a CAC attempt.
Early Commems 50C 1935 Early Commems 1935
MS66
PCGS
34621961

Gem $275 Daniel Boone 200th Anniversary, Superb Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Frosty Light Rose Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. JUST BUY IT NOW! A wonderful FUN show new purchase that immediately grabbed my attention in a wholesaler box. Accurately graded with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster. Surfaces are covered with a light gold skin with some rose hues. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Definitely pleasing to my eyes, else I would not have purchased for the GFRC community to consider.
Early Commems 50C 1935 Early Commems 1935
MS65 PCGS
13674943

Gem $385 Connecticut Commemorative, . The Connecticut half dollar was struck to commemorate the 300th anniversary (tercentenary) of the founding of the colony of Connecticut. Mintage was slightly over 25,000 pieces with an issue price of $1. This lovely surviving example offers sharp frosty luster and definitely is an above average example. Strike is crisp throughout obverse and reverse with the obverse exhibiting residual radial lathe lines under a 10x loupe. Faint gold patina covers the gem surfaces. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Early Commems 50C 1935 Early Commems 1935
MS65 NGC
3731182015

Gem $185 Texas Independence Centennial, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Pastel Gray, Rose, Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Accurately Graded, Eye Appeal.. A gem original 1935 Texas Centennial strike with low mintage of 9,996 to consider. I really like this commemorative half due to the strictloriginality, gem surfaces and pretty pastel toning that includes a host of colors depending on the viewing angle under bright light. Housed in new NGC holder with edge view insert. A super piece for collectors who like their early commemoratives with original skin. The skin, in this case, is colorful and so attractive.
Early Commems 50C 1935S Early Commems 1935-S
MS66
PCGS
18426891

Gem $225 California-Pacific International Exposition (San Diego), Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Accurately Graded . Struck to commemorate the "California-Pacific International Exposition which was held in San Diego in 1935 and 1936. Frosty white early commemoratives are easy to be found. The challenge is locating those high end mint state pieces that have superior toning. Case in point is this lovely 1935-S San Diego commemorative with satiny cartwheel luster and a transparent golden skin. At the MS66 grade level, there are no blemishes to be expected and this is the case here. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Walking Liberty 50C 1936 Walking Liberty 1936
PR64+
PCGS
06598651

Gem New Price
$2575
Gem Original, Watery Mirrors, Light Creamy White Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. First year of Walking Liberty half dollar proof strikes since 1915 and so popular for that reason. The 1936 half dollar has the second lowest mintage (3901 coins) of proofs struck during the 1936 to 2000 era, with only the 1936 Washington quarter having a slightly lower mintage. Scarce in any grade and rare in Superb Gem condition along with being the rarest proof  Walking Liberty half dollar. This gem example offers watery mirrors and hammered strike. There is a faint amount of reverse toning that has been over emphasized by GFRC images. Speaking of the GFRC images, they leave much to be desired with the coin in hand being significantly more attractive and pleasing. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Once again, superior quality from the Winesteven Collection.
Walking Liberty 50C 1936S Walking Liberty 1936-S
MS65
PCGS
26276593

Gem $715 Gem Original, Light Rose Patina, Well Struck, Colorado Collection. I really like the light rose patina on this lovely 1936 San Francisco struck Walker. This piece screams originality rather than offering bold luster after being dipped. Strike is typical with a few vertical gown lines not fully formed. Surfaces are fully blemish free. CAC approval is warranted as this piece is just so original. Housed in 2013 generation holder.
Early Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 1937
MS66+
PCGS
34804283

Gem $900 New March 30! Antietam Civil War Battle Commemorative, Superb Gem Original, Old Mint Holder Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1937 Antietam Civil War half dollar commemorative is popular with collectors. The original mintage was 50,028 coins although 32,000 were melted as unsold. Therefore the surviving mintage distributed to collectors is only 18,028. Most surviving examples will grade in the MS63 to MS66 range. This offering is well above average with old mintage holder paper toning that is quite evident on the reverse. Frosty cartwheel luster is brilliant and swirling when viewed under a light source. A superior example that is fairly graded as MS66+ and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 1937
MS66
PCGS
84012098

Gem $350 Roanoke Island NC, 350th Anniversary Commemorative, Gem Original Cardboard Toning, Frosty Luster, Gorgeous Eye Appeal . A gorgeous Roanoke example with original cardboard gold toning at the obverse rims. Frosty original surface luster is readily apparent and will be appreciated by the next owner. A true gem with substantial eye appeal that separates itself from most others on the market. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1938 Walking Liberty 1938
MS65 PCGS OGH
07069122

Gem $325 Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Well Struck, Colorado Collection. Wow, what a great offering if I might say! I really like this 1938 Philadelpha strike for several reasons. First is the bold satiny luster that is better than the MS65 assigned grade. Then there is a full strike on the obverse with well defined ear, rounded thumb and all vertical gown lines defined. Close examination shows some faint gold toning also. Housed in PCGS old green holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1939D Walking Liberty 1939-D
MS66 PCGS
31817991

Gem New Price
$250
Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Light Copper Patina, Accurately Graded, Gansu Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. From the Gansu Collection. Full description shortly.
Walking Liberty 50C 1940 Walking Liberty 1940
MS65 ANACS OWH
855986

Gem $140 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Old Time Grading, Osprey Collection. Don't I enjoy adding Walking Liberty halves to the GFRC price list when conservatively graded in ANACS old white holders. This lovely 1840 Philadelphia strike is a no question gem. Frosty cartwheel luster is so vibrant while strike is full. Light golden patina provides eye appeal that is heads and shoulders above blast white dipped examples. A gem offering from the Osprey Collection that is worth special consideration.
Walking Liberty 50C 1940S Walking Liberty 1940-S
MS65 ANACS OWH
466876

Gem $360 Gem Original, Old Satiny Toning. This a wonderfully toned piece that will please even the most selective collectors. Satiny pastel light rose and blue covers both obverse and reverse. The toning is fully transparent and floats on the surfaces. Head details are complete. This one is so pleasing to the eyes.
Walking Liberty 50C 1941 Walking Liberty 1941
MS66 ANACS OWH
447217

Gem $275 Gem Original, Bold Luster and Strike, Rim Toning. I really like this 1941 Philadelpha walker as it offers the best of all worlds....first the strike is complete with full head and all vertical gown lines being present. Second is the booming luster since this piece was struck from die with considerable erosion results in metal flow lines on the coin. And finally, the eye appeal with the pretty ebony/gold rim toning. Housed in early ANACS old white holder. Please pay special attention to this example.
Walking Liberty 50C 1941 Walking Liberty 1941
MS65 ANACS OWH
855987

Gem $140 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold at Rims, Old Time Grading, Osprey Collection. A gorgeous 1941 Philadelphia half with natural surfaces that provides bold frosty cartwheel luster. The intense luster and old time coloring screams originality. Housed in ANACS old white holder and yet another super offering from the Osprey Collection.
Walking Liberty 50C 1942 Walking Liberty 1942
PR67
PCGS
25511459

Gem $850 Superb Gem Proof, Watery Mirrors, Springfield Collection. Essentually perfect for the assigned grade. Mirrors are crisp and highly reflective. Strike is incredible with every gown line being deeply impressed and separated. Even the intricate ear details are well defined. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge view insert. CAC approval. A superb offering from the Springfield Collection.
Walking Liberty 50C 1943D Walking Liberty 1943-D
MS66 PCGS
26274732

Gem $200 Gem Original, Fully Struck, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Denver Collection. Full strike with considerable luster. Housed in 2013 PCGS transition holder with blue label and edge view insert. A pleasing offering from the Denver Collection.
Walking Liberty 50C 1943D Walking Liberty 1943-D
MS65 PCGS
84342165

Gem $195 GFRC Summer FUN Show Trip New Item - Santa Fe Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full descriptions after returning Maine office. This piece will be in Summer FUN cases unless reserved.
Walking Liberty 50C 1944 Walking Liberty 1944
MS66+ PCGS
33090413

Gem $230 Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Washington State Collection. One immediately notes the bold cartwheel luster emanating from this lovely 1944 Philadelpha half dollar. Strike is full on the head with all vertical gown lines and Liberty's thumb well defined. Fresh from old time roll and housed in new 2015 PCGS holder. No CAC attempt. 30% pricing reduction
Walking Liberty 50C 1945 Walking Liberty 1945
MS67 PCGS
25266953

Gem $935 Superb Gem, Satiny Luster, Full Strike. This is the first MS67 Walking Liberty half handled at GFRC and what a special example as an initial stocking piece. Dies are eroded with considerable metal stress lines and faint orange peel in the fields. These surface conditions bring about a sanity texture to the luster. Then combine the sanity luster with intermixed rose and gold patina and you have a superb gem with gorgeous eye appeal. Many MS67 example will be seen with blast white luster. This piece provides special toning and luster characteristic for securing its MS67 designation. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ready for inclusion into an advanced collection.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945 Walking Liberty 1945
MS66
PCGS
26721313

Gem HOLD
$800
New April 15! Superb Gem Original, Steely Ice Blue Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Superior Eye Appeal. What a special 1945 Walking Liberty half! Yes, there are hundreds of blast white or creamy white 1945 halves graded MS66. PCGS has graded over 2000 alone. But the number graded at the MS67 level drops dramatically and is less than 1/10 of those at MS66. Well, this Gold CAC example definitely belongs in the ranks of those graded MS67. The question is MS67 or MS67+ given the superb strike and special steely ice blue cartwheel luster. In hand viewing is necessary to appreciate this magnificent specimen and the next opportunity will be the Central States show in Shaumburg IL. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert and Gold CAC approval. Please understand that I paid strong for this one to bring to GFRC inventory. Sometimes, I specially wish to handle the best possible collector coins on the market.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945 Walking Liberty 1945
MS65 PCGS
32678465

Gem $115 Bold Cartwheel Luster, Blast White. One immediately notes the essentially untoned surfaces that radiate considerable cartwheel luster. Strike is nearly full with an outlined thumb and most vertical gown lines present. Housed in new 2015 PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945 Walking Liberty 1945
MS65 PCGS
32678470

Gem $115 Bold Cartwheel Luster, Blast White. Another 1945 Walking Liberty half dollar with bold cartwheel luster that radiates under bright light. Fully struck with complete thumb and all vertical gown lines. Housed in new 2015 PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946D Walking Liberty 1946-D
MS66 NGC
3968378027

Gem $215 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck. Accurately graded 1946 Denver example with bold frosty luster throughout. Well struck and housed in new NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 1946
MS66 PCGS Rattler
2004803

Gem New Price
$130
Iowa Centennial, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading . The Iowa Centennial half dollar commemorates the 100th anniversary of Iowa's statehood. Nearly all struck example were sold to Iowa state residents. The is lovely example is gem original with frosty cartwheel luster. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder with dot matrix printed label. Perfect for the collector attempting a set of PCGS rattler early commemoratives.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 1946
MS66
NGC Fatty
167917004

Gem $295 Booker T Washington, Superb Gem Original, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Incredible Preservation State . A magnificent 1946 Booker T. Washinton commemorative housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder to consider. A superb gem example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is covered with rich rose-gold and aquamarine colors while the reverse glows with fiery rose-gold when any light source is added. CAC approval is icing on the cake. For collectors who desire wildly toned coins.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 1946
MS66 PCGS OGH
4795316

Gem $140 New March 8! Iowa Statehood Centennial, Glowing Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Eye Appeal. The Iowa Centennial half dollar commemorates the 100th anniversary of Iowa's statehood. Nearly all struck example were sold to Iowa state residents. The is lovely example is gem original with frosty cartwheel luster. Housed in PCGS old green holder. Perfect for the collector attempting a set of PCGS rattler early commemoratives.
Walking Liberty 50C 1947D Walking Liberty 1947-D
MS66 PCGS
30662940

Gem $280 Gem Original, Antique Gray Patina, Bold Luster. After looking at so many dipped white Walkers, it is a pleasure to acquire an example with distinctive character. Both obverse and reverse are covered with in hand antique gray patina over a huge mint luster bloom. The reverse rim toning well frames the eagle. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1947D Walking Liberty 1947-D
MS65 PCGS
32678507

Gem $120 Original Surfaces, Frosty White Luster. Essentially a full strike with clearly defined thumb and all vertical gown lines present. The bold frosty luster drives the eye appeal. Housed in new 2015 PCGS reverse hologram holder and fresh to market.
1 Dollar
Seated $1 1853 Seated 1853
MS64
PCGS
3669930

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.
Morgan $1 1878 Morgan 1878
8 Tail Feathers
MS65 PCGS
28781322

Gem $1385 8 Tail Feathers, VAM-21, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Rose Gold and Peripheral Blue Toning, Spectacular Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection . VAM-21. A gem dual sided toned Morgan dollar and better 8 Tail Feather variety for initial year of production. Accurately graded at the MS65 level with flashy cartwheel luster. Both obverse and reverse are covered with a transparent rose/gold patina along with a sky blue arc at the lower rim. This piece provides an alternative collecting option rather than the common blast white examples on the market. The MS65 grade level is the last "collector" grade for many since guide prices jump from $1450 to $6750 at the MS66 grade level. GFRC asking price is below the PCGS MS65 price guide for a lovely toner example. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another top quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan 1878-S
MS64
PCGS
27710094

Gem $425 Vivid Rose, Gold and Blues, Cartwheel Luster. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes eye appeal and originality.
Morgan $1 1880 Morgan 1880
MS65
PCGS
10093228

Gem $625 New Images and Price! Amazing Dual Sided Toner, Better Grade, Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. Mid October 2017 aggressive pricing reduction! 1880 Philadelphia strikes at the MS65 grade level quickly move up the pricing curve with MS66 seeing a 3x increase. Now consider the stunning dual sided bullseye toning along with CAC approval for establishing fair value against the GFRC asking price. I believe potential buyers will understand my point. This gorgeous Morgan offers an obverse with medium aquamarine toning that migrates to rose-gold and ultimately deep teal-gray surrounding the stars. The reverse brings a more traditional bullseye rainbow appearance. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted for the gem example. An important duplicate from the Watch Hill Collection that should be immediately purchased. Actually, let's make a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation!
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan 1880-S
MS65
PCGS
19858614

Gem $285 Vivid Rose, Blues, Aquamarine, Mirrored Surfaces, Cartwheel Luster. Being selective on toned Morgans is standard operating procedure at GFRC. Getting them to photograph properly is a significant challenge with many attempts to remove lighting reflections. I'm finally pleased with these images. Toning is multicolor rainbow with gold, rose and blues on the obverse and aquamarine and gold on the reverse. Many 1880 San Francisco examples come lightly PL as is the case with this example. Under bright light, the PL surfaces accentuate the colorful toning and adds a new dimension of enjoyment. As one would expect from an MS65 graded piece, the fields and main devices are blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan 1880-S
MS65 Star
NGC
3316360013

Gem $1425 Nature's Masterpiece, Amazing Eye Appeal. Finding adjectives to properly describe wildly toned Morgans can be difficult, especially in the case of this crazy example. The reverse is featured front side in NGC holder due to electric rainbow toning. The color delineation across the reverse is amazing as the toning transitions from gold to rose, then aquamarine into violet etc. The surfaces are essentially DCAM under the rainbow toning. With all the attention on the amazing reverse, the obverse is also full Cameo with bold cartwheel reflections. Housed in new NGC holder and assigned Star designation and approved by CAC. This is a piece for the astute collector who wishes to own the finest available.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan 1881-S
MS67
PCGS
33581487

Gem $950 Superb Gem Original, Pastel Rainbow Coloring, Vibrant Proof Like Cartwheel Surfaces, Few Graded Higher!. An amazing GFRC offering for the collector who wishes to own the finest available while still be fiscally prudent. Upon seeing this gorgeous 1881 San Francisco strike, there was not question that this Morgan should reside in GFRC inventory. Obverse pastel rainbow colors are so transparent to the underlying mirrored surfaces. Cartwheel luster is so vibrant and attractive and without any visual distractions at the MS67 grade level. A pretty reverse golden arc at the rim nicely frames an untoned center region. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed not distracting marks, again as one would expect from a large silver dollar graded MS67 and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 generation PCGS holder. The asking prices factors in only a small premium for the gorgeous toning.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan 1881-S
MS65 NGC
253749010

Gem $200 Eye Catching Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Denver Collection. This 1881 San Francisco strike is absolutely stunning! Fields are not your typical San Francisco Proof Like look but rather uniformally brilliant with bold cartwheel luster. In hand viewing is necessary to appreciate the overall eye appeal. Technically, there are two breaks in field frost on the reverse that would lead to the assigned MS65 grade. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert. A special offering from the Denver Collection.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan 1881-S
MS63
NGC
4293408018

Gem $195 Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Gold with Sky Blue Rim, Watch Hill Collection. This lovely gem original 1881-S toner Morgan is a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. One look and you will be hooked on the lovely rose gold obverse toning that is frame by a thin ring of sky blue at the rim. Luster is bold for the MS63 assigned grade and marks are to a minimum. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An excellent value and another quality offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
Image Available Soon Morgan 1883-O
MS63
PCGS
84668215

Gem $175 Gem Original, Pastel Orange-Rose, Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Satiny cartwheel luster is immediately noted throughout obverse and reverse on this lovely 1883-O Morgan dollar. Obverse patina is transparent and includes orange-rose, gold and aquamarined shades. Reverse luster and coloring is similar to the obverse; which is a good thing. Clearly, an above average offering at the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the eye appeal and obvious originality. Yet another attractively toned Morgan dollar from the Saco River Collection. Please note that this Morgan has proven to be very difficult to photograph during to edge holder prong reflections. I'm still trying to secure quality images.
Morgan $1 1884CC Morgan 1884-CC
MS66PL ANACS
2597484

Gem $1750 Burchs Creek Collection. Housed in old white ANACS holder and completely fresh to market. The old time conservative grading is so evident. Full description on those that are remaining after the Whitman Baltimore show.
Morgan $1 1884CC Morgan 1884-CC
MS64 ANACS
2597477

Gem $325 Looks PL, Burchs Creek Collection. Housed in old white ANACS holder and completely fresh to market. The old time conservative grading is so evident. Full description on those that are remaining after the Whitman Baltimore show.
Morgan $1 1884O Morgan 1884-O
MS65PL ANACS
469503
VAM-5
Gem $300 Burchs Creek Collection. Housed in old white ANACS holder and completely fresh to market. The old time conservative grading is so evident. Full description on those that are remaining after the Whitman Baltimore show.
Morgan $1 1884O Morgan 1884-O
MS64
PCGS
27777129

Gem $725 Monster Obverse Toning, Rose and Aquamarine Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Ex Saco River Personal Collection. An incredible toner Morgan dollars that has been a key part of the Saco River personal collection. At the November 2017 Manchester NH show, I had the privilege of purchasing this amazing toned dollar. GFRC images just begin to capture the dazzling interaction between vibrant cartwheel luster and electric rose, blues and aquamarine coloring. This Morgan is superior to nearly all toners examples seen that I'm making a JUST BUY IT NOW recommedation. There will be years of enjoyment staring at the stunning obverse toning under a light source. I'm already a big fan! Housed 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Ready to find a new home in an advanced collector. A perfect Christmas present for that special collector.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan 1885
MS65
PCGS
3746922

Gem $285 Gem Original, Dual Sided Multi Color Pastel Patina, Accurately Graded. Light copper gold patina dominates the eyes when viewing this lovely dual sided toner Morgan. Cartwheel luster simply radiates through the patina when viewing under bright light. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS66
NGC
3540740028

Gem $535 Incredible Dual Sided Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded. Radiant luster energies the multicolor patina on this attractive specimen. Coloring is dominated by aquamarine, teal, and rose with some gold intermixed on the reverse. Housed in new NGC holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to combination of eye appeal and originality. Overall a very attractive double sided toner for the advanced collector. Price reduction on May 1.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS65
NGC
69064903

Gem $395 Gem Eye Appeal, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. I really like this toner Morgan. Why? Patina is quite transparent while being rich colored. The obverse offers a lovely blue and yellow toning arc at the left rim while the balance is toned a uniform copper/gold. Reverse has nearly untoned center that is nicely framed by darker gold, blue and copper gray ring. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and small reverse hologram.
Morgan $1 1885S Morgan 1885-S
MS64 PCGS
33181478

Gem New Price
$825
Gem Original, Attractive Dual Sided Toning, Cartwheel Luster, Huge Eye Appeal, Fort Lauderdale Collection. Don't I like this 1885 San Francisco struck Morgan that has been freshly graded by PCGS add designated as MS64. Not only is this a better Morgan date in mint state grade but also a dual sided toner with attractive patina. Radiant cartwheel luster couples with rich rose, gold and aquamarine toning resulting in a Gem quality rating. A superb offering from the Fort Lauderdale Collection.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS65
PCGS
33840408

Gem $295 Gem Original, Dual Sided Golden Brown Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A gem original dual sided toner Morgan with exciting coloring. Obverse is heavily toned with intermixed aquamarine, rose, gold patina while reverse is a more uniform faint gold with diagonal toning streak. Surfaces, including Liberty's cheek, are essentially blemish free. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Definitely an example for the selective collector.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS64
NGC Fatty
212395007

Gem $195 Gem Toning at MS64 Grade Level, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading. A magnificent dual sided toner Morgan dollar in at the MS64 preservation state. This offering is so well balanced with radiant cartwheel luster, pretty rose centers/sky blue rims and a clear cheek. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. Frankly, this piece well deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW designation at the asking price.
Morgan $1 1887 Morgan 1887
MS64Star
NGC
2118741001

Gem $650 New March 29! Gem Eye Appeal, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, NGC Star Designation, A Magnificent Example, Kansas Collection. Ex. Saco River Collection. A magnificent toner Morgan with electric rose and blue obverse coloring. The cartwheel luster interacts nicely with the vibrant colors leading to some awesome eye appeal. Reverse offers a thin ring of gold along with an even thinner ring of blues over the denticles. Accurately graded with NGC Star designation for superior eye appeal. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is further icing on the cake. A top quality offering from the Kansas Collection. Who will be the next owner?
Morgan $1 1887 Morgan 1887
MS65 PCGS
08793926

Gem $775 Incredible Rainbow Arc Toning, Gem Original, Dazzling Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Fans of beautifully toned Morgan dollars should pay special attention to this offering from the Saco River consignor's personal collection. As decent as the GFRC images are, they pale as compared to holding this gorgeous piece in hand. Eye appeal is huge and driven by the coupling of dazzling cartwheel luster with beautiful rainbow toning arcs on the obverse and, to a minor extend, on the reverse. Surfaces are lightly mirrored which increases the reflectivity during bright light viewing. I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted even at the asking price. This is a very special offering indeed. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another fine numismatic property from the Saco River Collection.
Morgan $1 1892CC Morgan 1892-CC
EF45 ANACS
2597470

Gem $505 Burchs Creek Collection. New Images February 20, 2018. A popular Carson City date that is "affordable" at the EF and AU grade levels. GFRC is fortunately to have two choice examples on consignment from the Burchs Creek Collections. Both were graded in the early to mid 1990 timeframe. I've assigned a Gem quaility rating to this EF45 example as perfect for the assigned grade level. In hand viewing is recommended as the fields are proof like and provide ample reflective cartwheel luster. A faint gray-gold patina covers the surfaces and validates the strictly originality. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. A wholesome example that would please the selective collector. Housed in old white ANACS holder and completely fresh to market.
Morgan $1 1896 Morgan 1896
MS64 Star NGC
VAM-20
Gem $625 VAM-20, Gem Original Toning. An attractive piece of eye candy with vivid reverse rainbow toning. This piece provides bold cartwheel luster that allow the reverse colors to simply explode under bright light. The obverse also features a colorful rainbow arc that adds more character. This piece is also the VAM-20 variety with repunched or line in 6 digit in the date. Fresh to market as part of a four coin lot purchased at CSNS and just back from NGC. NGC liked the piece assigning it an MS64 Star grade for eye appeal. No attempt CAC attempt on this fresh piece.
Morgan $1 1898O Morgan 1898-O
MS67 Star NGC
656012005

Gem $2450 Superb Gem with End Roll Paper Toning, Cartwheel Luster, NGC Star Designation, Osprey Collection. Wow! An essentially perfect 1898 New Orleans struck Morgan that happens to be an edge roll piece with folder paper toning on the obverse. NGC has assigned an MS67 grade along with Star designation for the incredible obverse toning. Obverse offers classive rose/gold and sky blue coloring from sulfur paper toning while the reverse is blast white as if struck yesterday. The cartwheel luster is quite flashy as expected at the MS67 grade level. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. An amazing and unique selection from the Osprey Collection.
Morgan $1 1898O Morgan 1898-O
MS65DMPL ANACS
523024

Gem $915 Burchs Creek Collection. Housed in old white ANACS holder and completely fresh to market. The old time conservative grading is so evident. Full description on those that are remaining after the Whitman Baltimore show.
Peace $1 1923 Peace 1923
MS64 raw

Gem $650 Gem Toner, Amazing Rainbow Colors, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck. Images accurately capture the amazing array of rainbow colors found on this gem original 1923 Peace dollar. What the GFRC images are unable to capture is the frosty cartwheel luster that radiates through the rainbow toning. Purchased from a GFRC customer as he is divesting the contents of a safety deposit box. An incredible Peace dollar as few are ever seen completely toned over and strictly original as found with this offering.
Peace $1 1924 Peace 1924
MS64 NGC Fatty
314570062

Gem $2750 Toned Gem, Rose/Blue Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Simply Amazing, Osprey Collection. Wow is all I could say when this toned 1924 Peace dollar arrived on consignment. I've seen my share of dual sided toner Morgans in a wide grade range. But Peace dollars with old roll paper toning and flashy underlying luster are downright rare. One has lots of fun when pleasing this piece under bright light. The obverse glows a fiery orange red with sky blue arc that floats on the surface and allows 100% of the natural luster to radiate through. The reverse is also cartwheel flashy with a golden outer ring. NGC's technical grading is accurate as there are two tiny blemishes on the cheek but who cares with the impressive toning. Housed in old NGC fatty holder. An amazing selection from the Osprey Collection.
Gold
Gold G$1 1853
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS64
PCGS
29298393

Gem New Price
$995
Gem Original, Orange Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. A gorgeous Type 1 design struck in 1853 at the Philadelphia mint. Obviously a common date given a mintage of slightly over 4,000,000. The challenge for collectors is locating a perfectly original example that is fully strike and had old time copper gold coloring. The Winesteven consignor is a most selective collector and has made a point of only adding superb examples, for the TPG grade, to his collection. This 1853 gold dollar is a no question gem with every minute die frost detail being transferred to the coin. Mint frost is omnipresent on the obverse and surrounds the legend and the 1 digit on the reverse. An ideal example for an advanced gold dollar date and mintmark set. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A superb offering from the Winesteven Collection that is priced consistent with MS64 CAC auction records on CoinFacts.
Gold G$1 1874
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64 PCGS
25631546

Gem $895 Mirrored Obverse Paired with Frosty Reverse, Gem Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. A magnificent 1874 Philadelphia strike with contrasting proof like obverse and frostyy reverse. A close inspection of the obverse revealed a tiny lint mark at (S)TATES that one would expect on regular proof strikes. Fairly priced and would make a wonderful addition to any United States gold collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another gem quality United States gold piece from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$1 1886
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
NGC
3666729006

Gem $925 Tiny Mintage, Choice Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . What is there not to like about this 1886 gold dollar? Let's start with a tiny mintage of 5,000 pieces. Then there is conservative grading and CAC approval at the MS63 grade level. How about frosty cartwheel luster that just radiates off the obverse and reverse surfaces? Bottomline, this is a gem example at the assigned NGC grade and worthy of the asking price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$1 1889
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64+
PCGS
28848305

Gem New Price
$995
Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Old Orange Gold Patina, Conservative Grading, Winesteven Collection. A last year of issue strike with small mintage of 28,950 to consider when viewing this gem 1889 gold dollar. Fully struck with frosty cartwheel luster. CAC approval by John Albanese validates the strictly original surfaces and natural orange gold patina. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert and assigned an MS64+ opinion. Couple that with a CAC green bean most certainly places us in the realm of MS65 quality level with corresponding price. A magnificent gem from the Winesteven Collection.
Gold G$1 1889
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64+
PCGS
83973646

Gem $1065 Gem Original, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Heavy Reverse Strike Doubling, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. 1889 is the last year of issue for $1 gold with an ending mintage of 28,950. Examples are typically found with vibrant frosty luster and complete strikes as is the case for this lovely offering. Rims are boldly strike and high. Surfaces are blemish free other than a faint line to the right of the lower bust that appears to be a lint mark and not post mint contact. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no auction records. CAC approval rewards originality, accurate grading and eye appeal. Yet another quality gold offering from GFRC.
Gold G$10 1913
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
34623370

Gem HOLD
$3750
New April 11! Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Orange Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A lovely gem offering with claims to MS65 grade. Dave Akers summarize the positive attributes for 1913 Philadephia struck $10 gold pieces as follows; "This dateis typicall very sharply struck, and the lustre ranks right up there with the very best in the series. Color varies somewhat but light to medium yellow and greenish gold are the colors most often seen. Some examples also have light rose, orange or coppery highlights. The surfaces have virtually none of the granularity of the 1910 to 1912 Philadelphia Mint issues and can be either fully frosty or somewhat satiny. Top grade examples of the 1913 are among the most attractive of the series." Akers' description well captures this lovely offering. Frosty cartwheel luster swirls and is vibrant under a light source. Strike is crisply executed while overall coloring is close to orange gold. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A serious numismatic gold offering from the Oprey Collection to consider for a special type set or impressive PCGS blue box of 20 holdings.
Gold G$2.5 1854
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
33608476

Gem $1750 New April 15! Gem Original, Classic Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Heavy Die Clashing. Mintage of slightly under 600,000. The 1854 example is worthy of a gem quality rating at the assigned MS63+ grade level as so well preserved and well balanced. Frosty cartwheel luster and old time orange gold patina are immediately evident when first viewed under a light source. Dies are heavily clashed leading to some star like lighting effects along the die obverse clash lines. At first, I surmised that die bulging could be the cause rather than die clashing. Strike is 98% executed with only the lower left facing eagle leg lacking fully defined feathers. Blemish wise, there is nothing to discuss. Graded MS63+ with only two at that grade level and no auction records per CoinFacts. At the MS64 grade level, a reasonable conclusion for this gem piece, the PCGS price guide jumps to $2850. Something to think about given the retail asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1898
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
83905749

Gem $950 New April 9! Gem Original or Close, Swirling Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Substantial Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . May I recommend a near gem 1898 $2.5 Liberty gold piece for your consideration? This is a gorgeous example with eye catching cartwheel luster that dances around under a light source. Luster has a satiny texture as dies are showing some erosion and die cracks. Strike is hammered with every minute detail fully impressed. Blemishes are minimal at the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this gorgeous 1898 quarter eagle.
Gold G$2.5 1902
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
84054166

Gem $675 New February 26! Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Ideal Type Coin. Satiny cartwheel luster and a hammered strike are the two highlights of this marvelous 1902 $2.5 quarter eagle. Luster is active and engaging under a light source. Strike is 100% complete with every subtle device detail being completely impressed. Accurately graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approved gold is in strong demand and an ideal selection for a top quality type set.
Gold G$2.5 1903
Liberty
MS63
PCGS OGH
9941491

Gem $950 Gem Original, Deep Orange Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Highwood Collection. Definitely a special offering from the Highwood Collection as purchased years ago and salted away in a bank vault. The decision has been made to begin liquidating some of the ancient purchases. GFRC is so pleased to be offering this gem original 1903 $2.5 quarter eagle. Deep orange patina immediately validate that surfaces are completely natural and untouched. Frosty cartwheel luster compounds the eye appeal. Then there is a hammered strike with fully rounded stars and every delicate reverse eagle feather detail being clearly defined. Blemishes are to a minimum. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. Yes, the asking price is a bit strong but consistent with the atypically strong quality.
Gold G$2.5 1906
Liberty
MS67 PCGS
83921497

Gem $3100 Superb Gem, Osprey Collection. This outstanding 1906 $2.5 quarter eagle strike offers interesting type coin possibilities. A superb gem with frosty cartwheel luster and no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is hammered and well balanced. PCGS has graded a total of 67 at the MS67 grade level with two finer and at a $20,000 price tag. Quality and eye appeal are so typical of Osprey Collection offerings. Nicely priced below those graded MS67 on commercial websites.
Gold G$2.5 1907
Liberty
MS64
NGC Fatty
275893014

Gem $715 New April 6! Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal, Old Time Conservative Grading. If in the market for a well above average Liberty $2.5 type coin, then please consider this offering. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. This last year issue is a gem and conservative graded in pristine NGC fatty holder. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and bold brilliant cartwheel luster. Strike is complete while the surfaces are free of any distraction blemishes. GFRC spends considerable time digging out only the best United States gold and major coin shows. This is one of those finds.
Gold G$2.5 1914-D
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
81268503

Gem $4950 Gem Original, Radiate Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A gem for the assigned MS64+ grade. 1914 Denver strikes are the third rarest issue of the Indian quarter eagle series with 1914 and 1911-D being rarer. The Mint State population drops off quickly after MS-63 with substantial price jumps to $16K at the MS65 grade level. This probably explains why PCGS was so cautious in assigning full MS65 grade level and turning this piece into a five figure numismatic item. So here we are with assigned MS64+ grade and CAC approval. If one understands statistics and gaussian distributions, then there is a reasonable probability that this piece is equivalent to a portion of those presently graded MS65 and selling for double the GFRC asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and another superb offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1915-S
Early Commemoratives
MS64 PCGS
82689706

Gem $725 Panama-Pacific Gold Dollar. Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Great For Type, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Panama-Pacific gold commemoratives have a tiny mintage of 15,000 but a very high survival rate. This example, from the Osprey Collection, is fully struck and offers nice satiny luster. Accurately graded at the MS64 level and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfect type coin and candidate for the Early Silver and Gold Commemorative set in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Gold G$2.5 1925-D
Indian
MS64
NGC Fatty
312131004

Gem $900 New April 6! Gem Original, Old Time Conservative Grading. Mintage of 578,000 at the Denver mint and the last $2.5 Indians to be produced. Once again, let's consider the 1925-D issue's background as explained by David Akers. He states, "Almost always having very good to excellent mint lustre but the striking quality varies greatly; some are very unevenly struck while others are well struck. Dies seem to have been a problem with this issue, and many specimens were clearly struck from buckled or deteriorated dies. The mint mark is usually a little weak but well defined. There are some specimens, however, where the mintmark is so weak that it is nearly invisible. The color is typically a rose tinted gold but there are also coppery colored specimens as well as ones with green and yellow gold shades. The surfaces are frosty with little or no granularity." In light of these observation, this example was carefully examined with a 10x loupe. Surfaces are frosty with brilliant cartwheel luster. Strike is complete and uniform with some minor die bulging below the Indian's chin and behind E PLU(RI)BUS. Overall eye appeal is superior and warrants a gem quality rating. Housed in NGC fatty holder with CAC approval. An offering for collectors attempt a type set with preference for all TPG holders and CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS65 NGC
4236740010

Gem New Price
$1875
Gem Original, Flashy Luster, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and new to United States market after being repatriated from Europe. Housed in 2015 NGC holder.
Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS64 PCGS
34881880

Gem $1600 Send to PCGS, Bradenton Estate. A freshly graded 1927 $20 Saint Gauden previously housed in old style Capital Plastic holder for decades. New to market from estate that was located in Bradenton Florida bank box and steered to GFRC for disbursement. Conservatively graded with no marks worthy of mention. Glowing frosty cartwheel luster is quite pleasing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$5 1882
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
4244699003

Gem $1450 Gem Original, Monster Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Huge Eye Appeal . A amazing 1882 Philadelphia struck $5 half eagle with monster cartwheel luster. Intense luster has a satiny texure and just drips off this gold piece. NGC has assigned an MS64+ grade with CAC agreeing with the designation. In my eyes, this piece could be graded MS65 and will probably end up in that level holder in the future as the price gap is conducive to cracked out dealers. PCGS price guide jumps from $1225 in MS64+ to $6000 in MS65. This lovely 1882 example has it all; huge luster, a hammered strike and minimal micro blemishes in the focal area. Housed in new NGC large font holder with CAC approval. For the collector who desires well above average eye appeal with their gold purchases.
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
4626168008

Gem $1375 New April 10! Near Gem Original, Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, So Close to MS65. The gorgeous 1893 $5 half eagle is essential at gem level with MS64+ certification and CAC approval. This piece displays substantial orange patina on both sides, with underlying mint frost. Bright light viewing releases attractive cartwheel luster. The surfaces are minimally abraded and exhibit sharply struck design elements. This date becomes very scarce in MS65 and elusive above that level. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Competitive prices with current CoinFacts CAC approved records.
Gold G$5 1908
Liberty
MS65
PCGS
25063611

Gem $3550 Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster dominates on this gem 1908 Philadelphia half eagle strike. Strike is deeply impressed through obverse and reverse with tiny die preparation anomalies visible inside device recesses. Housed in 2012 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted for this gem. Another top quality selection from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1986-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS70 PCGS
26160058

Gem $400 Statue of Liberty, Orange Toning. An entirely blemish free example as one would expect from PCGS MS70 designation. The business strike die finish results in frosted surfaces. This piece has acquired some orange patina along the rims.
Gold G$5 1987-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS70 NGC
1538255044

Gem $400 Constitution Commemorative, Satiny Luster, Perfect Surfaced and Grade, 0.242 Oz Gold. Probably the boldest design rendition of the classic United States eagle. Surfaces are absolutely perfect and offer satiny luster. Some die polish lines can be seen moving in the denticles on the left obverse. A very competitive asking price when comparing to eBay listings. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert. A cool way to own a quarter ounce of gold.
Gold G$5 1987-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS70 NGC
1538255007

Gem $400 Constitution Commemorative, Hammered Strike, Impressive Satiny Luster, Full MS70, 0.242 Oz Gold. Of all the modern $5 gold commemoratives purchased in a recent deal, this Constitution Commemorative is my favorite. Definitely all of MS70 with a deep hammered strike and bold satiny luster. This piece is heads and shoulders above other MS70 graded examples and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW designation. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 1987-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS70 NGC
1960298003

Gem $400 Constitution Commemorative, Bold Design, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded MS70, 2.42 Oz Gold. Accurately graded at the MS70 level with no blemishes whatsoever. Satiny luster dominates. A historic $5 gold commemorative issue. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 1987-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS69 PCGS
26159958

Gem $370 Constitution Commemorative, Bold Design, Satiny Luster, Near MS70, 0.242 Oz Gold. A near MS70 example with the obverse entirely blemish free and two micro tick on the reverse vertical stem that resulted in MS69 assigned grade. Satiny luster throughout. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$5 1991-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PF70UCAM NGC
1990941016

Gem $400 Mount Rushmore Commemorative, 0.242 Oz Gold, Perfect Surfaces, Watery Mirrors. One of the better executed United States modern commemorative designs with a bold eagle and diminutive Mount Rushmore monument. Reverse design is nicely done with Mount Rushmore National Memorial in script over watery proof fields. A piece of perfection graded as PF70 Ultra Cameo by NGC and housed in old standard insert holder.
Gold G$5 1991-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PF70UCAM NGC
1531498061

Gem $400 Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary Commemorative, 0.242 Oz Gold, Watery Mirrors, Perfect PF70UCAM Grade. A popular United States modern commemorative to help maintain the Mount Rushmore monument. A perfectly preserved example earnings NGC's highest PF70 Ultra Cameo grade. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert.
Gold G$5 1993-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PR69DCAM PCGS
70084589

Gem $370 Bill of Rights Commemorative, Orange/Gold Patina, Watery Proof Surfaces, 0.242 Oz Gold. Mintage is 78,651. Label as a "Madison" commemorative but in reality, the core issue being commemorated is the United States Bill of Rights. Conservative grading as I don't see any obvious reasons for the PR69 assigned grade. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A bullion gold and numismatic opportunity.
Gold G$5 1994-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS69 PCGS
72824361

Gem $370 World Cup Tournament Commemorative, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, 0.242 Oz Gold. A near MS70 example as I'm unable to locate any blemishes that justify the MS69 grade. Orange toning areas are starting to emerge on this lovely example. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 2006-S
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS70 PCGS
10772958

Gem $395 San Francisco Old Mint, Gem Brillant Satiny Surfaces, Accurately Graded.. A superb example of the San Francisco Old Mint commerative with classic reverse eagle design. Accurately graded at MS70 level with brilliant satiny luster. All United States modern $5 commemoratives contain 0.242 ounces of pure gold at a 90% gold : 10% Copper ratio. MS70 examples of all modern commemoratives sell for over $400 per but I'm offering a special $395 price which is the cheapest around. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 2007-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159881

Gem $380 Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative, Mottled Orange Patina, Watery Proof Surfaces, 0.242 Oz Gold. Mintage is only 47,123 pieces. Watery proof fields surround the main devices including the Jamestown Memorial Church on reverse. The raised device areas are slowly turning a pretty orange gold as seen on occasional United States $5 gold commemoratives. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
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