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Early Commemoratives
Gold G$1 1915S 1915-S
AU58 PCGS
81679797
Choice HOLD
$500
New August 5! Pan-Pacific, Choice Original, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Bold Strike, Oregon Beaver Collection. Mintage of 15,000 with most survivors being well preserved and in Mint State grades. This AU58 graded offering, from the Oregon Beaver Collection, is a compelling bargain with its brilliant frosty luster and green-gold coloring. Wear is limited to friction on the highest point of the cheek. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$1 1922 1922
No Star
MS67 NGC
3211535010
Gem $2150 New August 22! Grant, No Star, Superb Gem, Incredible Mint Bloom, Hampden Collection. Consignor Buy-Out August 22 and Reduced Price - A highlight of the Hampden consignment, this superb gem Grant dollar exhibits virtually perfect surfaces and exceptional luster, more than conveyed by the images. The Without Star variety is less cluttered on the obverse, showcasing the work of Laura Gardin Fraser, who also engraved the dies for many other U.S. commemoratives. On the Grant piece, the texturing within the leaves is finely and exceptionally done, a testament to the engraver's skill. The Grant pieces were sold at the time of issue to assist in financing preservation of the Grant birth home in Point Pleasant, OH, with No Star gold examples priced at three dollars. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert. NGC has graded only 12 pieces higher, all in MS68.
$1 - Type 1 Liberty Head
Gold G$1 1852 1852
AU58 ANACS
61704301
Choice $345 Type 1 Liberty Head, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Lakewood Collection. Please donít let the ANACS gold label holder hold you back on this super 1852 gold $1. This example offers brilliant frosty luster and unabraded surfaces. Coloring is a natural greenish-gold. Strike is bold with every subtle device detail deeply expressed. A thoroughly pleasing example to consider. From the Lakewood Collection.
Gold G$1 1852O 1852-O
MS63
PCGS
35738613
Choice $5650 CAC Condition Census, Rare in Mint State, Rich Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Grades, Osprey Collection. The 1852-O has the second lowest mintage of any Type 1 New Orleans mint gold dollar and is also the second rarest. Locating choice examples in higher uncirculated grades is very difficult. The CAC population report validates this fact with only three approved at MS63 level and three finer. Rich frosty luster is the highlight of this choice original offering. Surfaces are essentially abrasion free with a few very faint wispy hairlines seen under bright light viewing and nothing else. Obverse die is heavily cracked with die cracks from 9:00 to Liberty's nose and another from star to the bonnet. Coloring is natural medium green-gold. Strike is typical with the reverse DO(LL)AR and 8 digit being a tad weak. Overall, a quality representative of this rare date in Mint State. Freshly graded and housed in Gen 6.0S Gold Shield PCGS holder with CAC approval. An exceptional advanced collector offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$1 1853 1853
MS63
PCGS
6649024
Choice HOLD
$565
CAC, Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). Production of one-dollar gold pieces at the Philadelphia Mint reached its peak in this year, making this a natural selection as a type coin. This is a lovely, appealing piece, with warm orange-gold toning and minimal marks, especially on the obverse. The strike is sharp with Liberty's hair completely defined. There is no substitute for quality, and it is all here. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1853O 1853-O
MS63
PCGS
13727119
Choice $2150 Ideal Type 1 New Orleans Type Set Candidate, Satiny Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Heavily Worn Dies. 1853 New Orleans strikes are scarce at the choice Mint State level with mintage of 290,000. Choice original surfaces a toned a medium green-gold and well preserved. Satiny luster and active cartwheels are most attractive during bright light inspection. Full struck from heavily eroded dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
$1 - Type 2 Indian Princess
Gold G$1 1854 1854
AU58
NGC
914606006
Choice $825 Scarce Type 2 $1 Gold, Popular AU58 Grade, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Yellow-Gold Coloring, Near-Gem Original!. A "Wow" Type 2 Indian Princess $1 gold piece that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Brilliant yellow-gold luster sparkles during a wholesale buying bright light inspection and screamed "add me to inventory." Strike is completed executed from aging dies. In particular, excessive obverse die pitting surrounds the obverse legend. I can just imagine the die steel flaking away with successive strikes. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The NGC label reads TYPE 2 AU58. The AU58 CAC market is hot due to registry set fever; I don't expect this near-gem to be around for long.
Gold G$1 1854 1854
AU55 NGC Fatty
274073001
Choice $500 New August 1! Type 2 Indian Princess, Reflective Luster, Orange-Gold Patina, Heavy Reverse Die Clashing, Oakdale Collection. The Oakdale Collection is back with a lovely 1854 Type dollar that is an ideal candidate for type set. Note only is the gold $1 choice but also comes housed in a pristine NGC Gen 4.0 Fatty holder. This piece offers typical reflective luster from lightly mirrored fields. A few obverse micro-ticks are mentioned for accuracy.
Gold G$1 1854 1854
AU55
PCGS
25360704
Choice $575 New September 6! Scarce Type 2 Design, Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Choice at Grade. Type 2 Indian Princess $1 gold is always in the demand due to type coin status. Maintaining an adequate supply in GFRC inventory has proven to be challenging. I'm pleased to be offering this frosty original example with uniform strike and residual cartwheel luster. Mint bloom remains around the obverse legend and within protected device areas. An ideal candidate, at the AU55 price point, for a United States gold type set when CAC approval is mandated. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1854 1854
EF45
PCGS
28144633
Choice $500 New July 30! Type 2 Indian Princess, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Orange-Gold, Great for Type. The 1854 Type 2 design is always popular with collectors as there are limited possibilities for the Type 2 slot in a U.S. gold type set. This choice example has limited wear for the assigned grade and is a smart value. CAC approval rewards the strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1855 1855
AU58
NGC
4824954002
Choice $800 Scarce Type 2 $1 Gold, Popular AU58 Grade, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Choice Original!. Yet another choice original Type 2 Indian Princess that appeared on the Atlanta ANA bourse and was scooped up by the vast GFRC staff. A lovely example with coloring that is closer to greenish-gold. Unabraded surfaces retains considerable mint frost. Bright light inspection reveals frosty luster with active cartwheels. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The NGC label reads TYPE 2 AU58. .
Gold G$1 1855 1855
AU58
NGC
671003001
Choice $825 Scarce Type 2 $1 Gold, Popular AU58 Grade, CAC Approval, Light Copper-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck. Type 2 Indian Princess gold dollars are constantly popular as a two year type. Though TPG certified populations are high, locating choice examples takes considerable patience. This choice 1855 example would fit nicely into an AU58 or MInt State centric type set. Coloring is attractive orange-gold with variegated patina that screams originality. Die clashing is obvious on both sides. Strike features the typical weakness on 1(8)55. The market for AU58 CAC coins is presently active and best to not wait long when nice Type 2's appear. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
$1 - Type 3 Indian Princess
Gold G$1 1857 1857
MS61 PCGS
12797873
Choice $535 Ideal for Type Set, Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces for Grade . A slightly better Type 3 Philadelphia date that offers frosty luster and minimal abrasions for the grade. Overall coloring is a greenish-gold. Reverse mint frost is particularly brilliant. An ideal candidate for a type set were CAC approval is desired. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Purchased as part of a quality type set from an eastern New England collector.
Gold G$1 1873 1873
Open 3
AU58 PCGS
39856802
Choice $350 New September 16! Open 3, Partially Mirrored Fields, Crisp Reflective Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. Gold $1 die variety collectors may wish to pay attention this lovely AU58 1873 Open 3 offering from the Osprey Collection. The Open 3 date will be found with multiple die varieties that include full, partial, or missing Liberty on the headband. This example has a partially missing LIBERTY on the headband and a huge vertical die scratch from the bottom of the bust to ear. How cool is that on a small gold dollar? Fields are partially mirrored leading to crisp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Rub is typical for the assigned grade. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$1 1874 1874
MS63
PCGS
82153022
Choice $650 Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). This type III one-dollar gold piece rounds out the Mark Mattox collection of gold dollar varieties. The portrait of Liberty on the type III piece is quite similar to that of the three-dollar gold piece, while the reverse cereal wreath is closed, rather than open as on the three-dollar coin. Luster is above average on the obverse, which exhibits clash marks, quite typical in the one-dollar gold series. A few reverse marks are found near the top of the wreath, but the surfaces are original and the eye appeal is CAC-endorsed. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Gold G$1 1874 1874
AU58 PCGS
81478630
Original $320 Orange-Rose Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A distinctive appearance with colorful orange-rose gold patina. This Type 3 Indian Princess would fit nicely into an inexpensive date set or for type. Those that like their U.S. gold with rose coloring will especially find this piece appeals. Fully struck. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$1 1886 1886
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 1887 1887
MS62 PCGS
4599516
Choice $625 Tiny Mintage, Superior Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Conservative Grading. Regardless of the low 7,500 piece mintage, the 1887 Type 3 date can be found without much searching. Collector challenge is locating the best possible candidate that offers superior eye appeal at the target grade level. Enter this lovely PCGS MS62 graded example that was conservatively graded and without CAC attempt. Brilliant frosty luster radiates from both sides and appears to be consistent with a higher grade. Strike is hammered with haloing surrounding the reverse devices. A near-gem at the assigned grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 old green holder.
$2.5 Classic Head
Gold G$2.5 1834 1834
HM-1
AU55 NGC
4187658002
Original $1450 Attractive Classic Head Type, Near-Choice Original Surfaces, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Residual Relfective Luster, Green-Gold Coloring, Oregon Beaver Collection. First year of the Classic Head $2.5 quarter eagle design and always popular as a type coin. The Oregon Beaver Collection returns to GFRC with a lovely NGC AU55 graded example. Fields are lightly mirrored with stronger reflective luster from the reverse. Coloring is a greenish-gold. Strike is complete included elevated rims and precisely defined denticles along with major devices. Surfaces are entirely unabraded other than regular friction consistent with the grade level. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view.
Gold G$2.5 1838 1838
HM-1
AU53
NGC
3514655009
Choice $1625 Better Classic Head Date, Light Copper-Gold Coloring, Complete Strike, Superb Preservation. GFRC is pleased to present a better date Classic Head $2.5 quarter eagle with well preserved surfaces. Soft copper-gold patina is consistent on both sides. Strike is complete with some wear on the upper right facing wingtip. This 1838 specimen is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A new twin offering to the NGC AU50 CAC #3382643-004 piece in inventory. Though the serial numbers are not consecutive, one could conclude that both pieces came from the same original collection.
Gold G$2.5 1839O 1839-O
HM-2
AU58 NGC
4631728015
Choice $9750 Rotated Reverse Die, Copper-Gold Patina, Better Date, Frosty Luster, Osprey Collection. Important one year New Orleans branch mint gold type! The first year of $2.5 quarter eagle production at the New Orleans resulted in only 17,781 strikes. As a result, the date is very scarce in AU58 and low Mint State grades. Deep yellow-gold surfaces are highlighted with reddish accents, especially on the obverse. Strike is complete with heavy reverse die cracks. This date is well known for the 180 degree medallic reverse alignment as is the case with this offering. Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert. NGC label has MINT ERROR, ROTATED REVERSE designation. An important Classic Head branch mint gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1839O 1839-O
AU55 NGC
3751210002
Original $4775 Historically Important Offering, Medium Greenish-Gold Coloring, Soft Luster, Normal Coin Turn Die Alignment. 1839 New Orleans strikes were limited to only 17,781 pieces. This date is historically significant as the first gold coin produced at the New Orleans mint along with being the only New Orleans quarter eagle with a mintmark located on the obverse. This results in the date being a popular one year type. The Osprey Collection is back with a pleasing NGC AU55 graded example that featured medium greenish-gold coloring and soft frosty luster. The reverse is often seen in medallic coin turn (180 degree rotation) but this offering has regular coin turn die alignment. Strike is typical along with surfaces being completely unabraded. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A lovely quarter eagle type survivor from a limited mintage.
$2.5 Liberty
Gold G$2.5 1840C 1840-C
AU58 PCGS
84763352
Choice $7000 New August 6! First Year Chalotte Mint Issue, Semi-Prooflike, Fully Struck, Oregon Beaver Collection. Reflective luster, similar to the Bass coin (also PCGS AU58), radiates from both sides. As noted by Doug Winter, this issue comes well-struck, and this piece is exceptionally so, with sharp hair curls and defined claw joints. Shading is yellow-gold, lighter in the protected areas where Mint bloom remains. The three southern Mints all struck Coronet $2.50s in this year, in addition to the Philadelphia Mint, and all four of these issues are scarce. Few uncs survive, with PCGS listing 14 in all grades combined, none higher than MS63. This piece is thus both absolutely and conditionally challenging, and will be a highlight of any quarter eagle or type gold collection. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1840O 1840-O
VF35 PCGS
34438268
Choice $1175 Scarce First Year New Orleans Design Issue, Classic Green-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. The 1840-O $2.5 quarter eagle in PCGS VF35 is not a spectacular high grade uncirculated rarity. The 1840-O quarter eagle is very scarce in VF and XF. It is estimated that 175 specimens survive in all grades with PCGS grading less than 100 coins in all grades; AU and Mint State examples are rare. This greenish -gold Type 1 example is typical of nearly all 1840-O strikes. Reverses are notorious for being weakly struck, however this example is atypical in that the fields are smooth with no distracting marks. As a scarce, problem free example of the first New Orleans minted Liberty Head $2.5 denomination, this is a coin that would fit nicely in any New Orleans $2.5 collection or in a Southern Mint type set. From the Osprey Collection. 3. As the first year of Christian Gobrechtís new Liberty Head or Coronet design it is sought after by collectors who prefer to collect the first the year of designs. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1843D 1843-D
Small D
AU58 PCGS
83550718
Original $4250 New August 6! Small D, Semi-Prooflike, Green-Gold Coloring, Sharp Strike, Oregon Beaver Collection. Yellow-gold surfaces reveal mirrored fields and reflective luster, a characteristic noted by Doug Winter in his volume on Dahlonega gold. The strike is nicely impressed, with softness only in the eagle's left leg. PCGS has certified 13 pieces in all MS grades combined, none higher than MS63. All coins of this issue are rare, and, at the AU level, especially challenging. As a set, none of the Dahlonega quarter eagles are readily available, and this issue is no exception. Attempting a complete set would be highly ambitious, but those looking for a distinctive type coin will find one here. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with blue D.L. Hansen Collection pedigree label.
Gold G$2.5 1846D/D 1846D/D
7-K
EF45 PCGS
25516405
Choice $3300 New August 17! Repunched DD, Tiny Certified Population, Yellow-Gold Coloring, Choice Original, Lizard King Collection. 1846 brought the Mexican-American War and tiny $2.5 gold mintages from the Charlotte and Dahlonega branch mints. Dahlonega quarter eagle mintage amounted to 19,303 piece. A portion of that mintage was accomplished with a broadly repunched mintmark reverse. The lower portion of previously punched D can be seen just left of the final D and immediately above the 1 in the numerator. This Lizard King offering is an earlier die state that shows significant portions of the lower part of the first D, and generally trades for a premium over the non repunched mintmark. This is a bright yellow-gold example that exhibits light, even wear over the high points. Bright light inspection reveals residual reflective luster. There are a few medium-sized field marks on the obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1847D 1847-D
9-N
AU53 PCGS
81417610
Original $3250 New August 17! Scarce and Underrated Dahlonega Date, Bright Yellow Gold, Frosty Luster, Lizard King Collection. 1847 Dahlonega mintage total 15,785 pieces with a low present day survival rate. PCGS certified population is limited to thirteen pieces at the AU53 grade level. The Lizard King Collection is offering a frosty original example with yellow-gold surfaces that are modestly circulated. Mint bloom is easily seen in the protected areas. Strike is deeply impressed on both sides. Repunching is seen at the bottoms of the 4 and 7 in the date. An altogether pleasing example of the date with no serious marks or blemishes to report. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1847O 1847-O
AU53 PCGS
10814160
Choice $900 New September 6! Early New Orleans Issue, Scarce Grade, Better than Average Strike, Green-Gold Coloring, Oakdale Collection. Any knowledgeable U.S. branch mint collector will recognize the value presented by the choice 1847 New Orleans $2.5 gold piece. Both David Akers and Doug Winter comment on how this date is badly struck with weak hair curls and lifeless reverse devices. The Oakdale Collection has consigned an above average example at the scarce AU53 grade level. GFRC has been instructed to offer the piece at $900 though CoinFacts records would suggested a higher asking price. This piece retains ample frosty luster and brings a bold strike, for the issue, to the table. Coloring is greenish-gold across choice surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with "Stecher Collection" pedigree on the label. Let's go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as fully warranted.
Gold G$2.5 1848D 1848-D
AU53 PCGS
82299666
Original $3350 Rare Early Dahlongega Date, Bright Yellow Gold, Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Oregon Beaver Collection. A bright yellow-gold Dahlonega specimen that is fully struck except on the reverse dentils. Rich frosty luster highlights the device including mild cartwheels under a light source. Surfaces are from of any notable abrasions and are pleasing. Mintage is a scant 13,771 pieces. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. An important offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1849 1849
AU53 PCGS
81766966
Original $1000 New August 6! Underrated Date, Rose-Gold Coloring, Residual Frosty Luster, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Gold Rush did not quite reach the Philadelphia Mint in 1849, and, while vast quantities of the yellow metal might have been available in California, transporting it to Philadelphia was a different matter. The eastern Mint struck only 23,294 quarter eagles in this year, and today PCGS has graded but 101 examples, with only 18 in all MS grades combined. This piece exhibits frosty luster over yellow-gold surfaces, with deeper shades outlining the portrait of Liberty. The strike is typical with some weakness beneath the shield. The Mint switched to smaller date punches in this year, and the 1849 now sits comfortably between the rim and bust truncation. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1850 1850
VF35
PCGS
37621031
Choice $440 New September 6! Early $2.5 Gold, Green-Gold Coloring, Honest Wear, CAC Approval. The lone 1850 $2.5 quarter eagle CAC approved at the VF35 grade level with one in EF40 and three in EF45. This lovely offering is the lowest graded specimen with CAC approval given how strict the criteria are for stickering early gold. Greenish-gold coloring and unmolested surfaces scream originality. Reverse strike is typical with nothing but honest wear. An ideal specimen for a lowball registry set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC quide pricing is $476 as a reference.
Gold G$2.5 1850O 1850-O
AU58
NGC
176850005
Choice $2150 New September 13! Very Underrated Choice, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Green-Gold Coloring, Scarce Grade. A scarce 1850 New Orleans $2.5 quarter eagle offering at the coveted AU58 grade level. This date is quite rate in Mint State leading to choice AU58 specimens being highly desirable. Mintage is a reasonable 84,000 for the time period with most survivors being circulated and found in EF and low AU grades. PCGS population dips quickly to thirteen certified at the AU58 level and a total of twenty pieces in all MInt State grades. Pricing increases are dramatic above the AU58 grade. The choice example features reflective luster that is most brilliant during bright light inspection. Devices have a frosty texture too. Strike quality was an ongoing issue for this date with obverse and reverse centers being notably weak. On this offering, obverse stars in the left field are weak along with the E in LIBERTY not being completely defined. The eagle wings are fully defined but neck feathers and the lower left leg lack details. This is a choice survivor that should please those assembling a set of branch mint early gold. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. CDN CAC guide is listed at $2310 as a reference.
Gold G$2.5 1852 1852
MS63
PCGS
36755589
Choice $1150 Satiny Luster, Light Greenish-Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, Choice and Well Preserved. Ideal for type given the higher mintage. This 1852 $2.5 quarter eagle offers satiny luster along with active cartwheels. Strike is hammered with all devices fully impressed. Surfaces are unabraded with luster being the dominant factor for the assigned grade. CAC review validated the strict originality and accurate grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$2.5 1852 1852
MS63 ICG
3081790701
Choice $600 New August 1! Early Date, Sharp Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Well Struck, Oakdale Collection. The Oakdale Collection consignor has a strong eye for deep orange-gold colored U.S. gold. Once again he locates an early $2.5 quarter eagle date with sharp brilliant luster coupled with orange gold patina. Accurately graded on a technical basis as there are a few obverse abrasions while the luster and eye appeal are of a higher grade. Housed in new ICG holder and fairly priced.
Gold G$2.5 1853 1853
AU55 PCGS
39856803
Original HOLD
$320
New September 16! Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Near-Choice, Osprey Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Full description shortly.
Gold G$2.5 1854O 1854-O
MS61 NGC
626260017
Original $2050 Challenging Date and Grade, Soft Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Small mintage of 153,000 and more difficult to locate than is generally understood. This date quarter eagle is very scarce in mint sate with low PCGS populations. The offered example is strictly original with soft satiny luster and unabraided surfaces. An overall pleasing coin that is also well struck. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another quality Liberty gold offering from the Osprey Collection
Gold G$2.5 1855 1855
MS62
PCGS
37378618
Choice $1050 Thick Mint Bloom, Brilliant Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. Another choice early $2.5 Liberty gold offering for date set or type. Frosty luster and greenish-gold coloring are consistent with the issue. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Fairly priced at CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$2.5 1855C 1855-C
Genuine PCGS
38378737
Cleaned $3000 New August 6! Lowest Mintage Charlotte Quarter Eagle, Green-Gold, Cleaned & Stratched, Oregon Beaver Collection. There is no substitute for rarity, as the saying goes, and this 1855-C $2.50 is nothing if not rare. As the southern deposits ran out of easily-mined gold, shipments to the area Mints decreased, and in 1855 the Charlotte Mint struck only 3,677 quarter eagles. This piece retains all design details, a pleasing characteristic of rare U.S. gold, which circulated less than silver and copper coinage. Even some of the shield horizontals remain, and no one has to count the letters of LIBERTY on such coins. This is a dipped, green-gold example with obverse surface marks as seen, but remains a well-detailed representative of the last years of this North Carolina Mint. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1856 1856
MS63 ICG
4761400701
Choice $750 New August 1! Small Date, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Early Date, Oakdale Collection. I really like this 1856 $2.5 quarter eagle from the Oakdale Collection. Classic orange-gold coloring is amplified by brilliant frosty level. Strike is complete while the fields are unabraded. The small date punch is the same used on Liberty Seated dimes. Now that is probably why I'm so comfortable with this offering! Housed in new ICG holder and fairly priced.
Gold G$2.5 1861 1861
New Reverse
MS64 PCGS
25222746
Choice $2250 Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. More top quality US gold offerings from the Osprey Collection
Gold G$2.5 1862 1862
AU53 PCGS
25324836
Original $1750 New August 17! Mildly Reflective Fields, Rose-Gold Coloring, Near-Choice Original, Lizard King Collection. 1862 Philadelphia struck $2.5 quarter eagle totaled a low 98,508 piece. Present date survivors are a tiny faction of that mintage. This date becomes rare in Mint State with survivors being are elusive and often abraded. This Lizard King Collection offering is a well-detailed AU representative, with soft rose-gold color and only minor surface abrasions, none of which are readily noticeable. Reflective luster is evident under a light source. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Gold G$2.5 1866S 1866-S
AU53 NGC
3524764017
Original HOLD
$1175
Low Mintage Civil War Date, Original Copper Gold Patina, Blemish Free. . A popular 1866 San Francisco strike that is perfectly original with copper gold patina. Mintage was limited to 38,900 with most specimens entering circulation. PCGS population report indicates only 8 graded at the AU53 level and 9 additional at AU55. At the AU55 grade level, prices start to move up quickly for the date. This AU53 specimen provides fair value as accurately graded along with blemish free surfaces. Overall, this example is nicely balanced with strictly original surfaces that offer classic old time copper toning. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$2.5 1867S 1867-S
EF45
PCGS
28827313
Choice $1000 New August 5! Very Scarce Issue and Grade, Classic Copper-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces Oregon Beaver Collection. 1867 San Francisco struck $2.5 quarter eagles were limited to 28,000 pieces. This well preserved survivor has seen limited wear and subsequently acquired a natural copper-gold patina. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has typical weakness on the lower left leg. Surface are entirely choice. A wonderful piece of U.S. western frontier history that appears to be undervalued at current pricing levels. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. A duplicate from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1868S 1868-S
AU55 PCGS
29714964
Choice $1250 New August 17! Low Mintage Date, Soft Orange-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Lizard King Collection. Yet another mid 19th century San Francisco struck $2.5 date with low mintage. Only 34,000 pieces were struck after miniscule Civil War year production. I'm quite impressed with this Lizard King Collection example. One does not often see noticeable rose-gold coloring on early gold. Near all are green-gold with a transition to copper shades with wear. Frosty luster bold with continuous cartwheels on both sides. Obverse strike is complete with the usual reverse weakness on the lower left eagle's leg and right claws. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Gold G$2.5 1869 1869
AU50 PCGS
81020552
Choice $800 New August 6! Scarce Low Mintage Date, Copper-Gold Patina, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Pleasing warm, reddish-gold surfaces blanket both sides of this low-mintage quarter eagle, struck to the extent of just 4,320 pieces. With few individuals attempting complete date and mintmark sets of quarter eagles, better-date pieces such as this become more accessible to type coin collectors. The remaining luster on this piece is frosty, and the only notable marks are a few lines above the eagle's head and at star 4 on the obverse. This coin is well-struck, with defined star centers and nearly complete detail beneath the reverse shield. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1869S 1869-S
MS62 NGC
4631729004
Original $4750 Extremely Rare in Mint State, Near-Choice Original, Rich Orange-Gold Patina . Mintage for 1869-S $2.5 quarter eagles is a low 29,500 piece. The entire mintage appears to have gone into commerce as the date is rare in AU and extremely rare in Mint State. GFRC is quite pleased to be offering a freshly graded MS62 example that is housed in NGC's new large font holder. One immediately notes the deep orange-gold coloring and bright satiny luster that is especially attractive on the reverse. Obverse strike is well executed while the reverse eagle has partial definition of the left leg. This piece was hand selected by the Osprey Collection for its above average eye appeal and overall quality. Since so few Mint State survivors are available, gold enthusiast should take note.
Gold G$2.5 1869S 1869-S
AU53 PCGS
81985772
Choice $925 Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. The 1869 San Francisco $2.5 quarter eagle gold saw a limited mintage of 29,500 pieces with most entering Western frontier circulation. Most present day survivors will be located in lower circulated grade with Mint State examples being very rare. The Oregon Beaver Collection is back with an orange-gold duplicate that offers brilliant frosty luster. Obverse strike is complete and impressive while the reverse sees weakness at the eagle's left facing leg. This offering is at the optimum price point inclusive of choice surfaces and luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1873 1873
Closed 3
MS64 PCGS
84001854
Choice $1250 Closed 3, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. The gold $2.5 quarter eagle series is replete with low mintage dates. The 1873 Closed 3 has a small mintage of 55,225 pieces with survivors equally balanced between circulated and Mint State. The MS64 grade level is the optimum value point as prices jump dramatically in MS65. PCGS population is only fifty-five in MS64. Now that the statistics are out of the way, let's focus on this new Oregon Beaver Collection offering. Under a light source, brilliant frosty is promptly noted and highlights light orange-gold surfaces. Obverse strike is complete with bold daggling hair curls. Reverse strike is near complete with only a touch of weakness on the left leg. Overall, an accurately graded $2.5 quarter eagle with ample eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1873S 1873-S
MS63 PCGS
36818921
Choice $5250 Tiny Mintage, Near Condition Census, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Oregon Beaver Collection. At 27,000 pieces struck, $2.5 quarter eagle coinage at San Francisco during 1873 was a fraction of the Philadelphia production that year. The 1873 date is unquestionably rare in Mint State. At the MS63 grade level, PCGS population is only three certified, one of which is this Oregon Beaver Collection example. Offered here is a lustrous, satiny choice example with shimmery canary-gold luster and minimal abrasions for the grade. Strike is essentially complete with minor strike softness at the eagle's left (facing) leg and the central shield. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1873S 1873-S
AU58 PCGS
39856805
Choice $1050 New September 17! Low Mintage, Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. A scarce San Francisco mint struck date as a result of a low mintage of only 27,000 pieces. The AU58 grade presents the ideal "value point" in the preservation curve as the date become rare in Mint State. Pricing premiums quickly jump 3X in MS62 and 5X in MS63. For a fraction of a Mint State price, one can secure this lustrous example with frosty cartwheels. A choice example with essentially unabraded surfaces. Individuals interested in acquiring low mintage $2.5 quarter eagle dates should give this offering special consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and hand selected by the Osprey Collection. Freshly graded with no CAC attempt.
Gold G$2.5 1874 1874
AU58 PCGS
82178609
Choice HOLD
$1250
New August 6! Very Scarce Date, Semi-Prooflike, Orange-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. GFRC likes CAC as much anyone, but must respectfully disagree on this piece, to which we assign the JUST BUY IT NOW designation. Crisp, reflective luster reveals orange-gold shading, with pink-gold peaking out from the recessed areas of the central figures. Ticks are evenly scattered and the aesthetic appeal is considerable. This is a low-mintage issue in the quarter eagle series, with only 3,920 pieces struck. PCGS records 104 total grading events, easily within the lower range for Liberty $2.50s. A compelling combination of quality and rarity. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1877S 1877-S
MS63 PCGS
08703080
Choice $2150 New August 17! Low Mintage, Light Orange-Gold, Frosty Cartwheels, Choice Surfaces, Lizard King Collection. 1877 San Francisco struck $2.5 gold amounted to 35,400 pieces. At this point, survival rates are improving with availability in AU. Mint State populations see a drop-off especially in MS63 or better. On this 1877-S example, superb eye appeal results from the interplay between frosty cartwheel luster and peach colored light orange-gold surfaces. Cartwheels are impressive during bright light review. Strike is complete on both sides. I'm tempted to call a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation on this lovely piece from the Lizard Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1878 1878
MS64 NGC
4423262004
Choice $675 Choice Original, Lovely Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. Low mintage of only 286,240 with MS64 being the last affordable collector grade. Most certified examples will be found in the MS62 - MS63 grade range. This choice original example offers frosty cartwheel luste along with golden patina. Blemishes are to an absolute minimal as to expected at the MS64 grade level. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$2.5 1878 1878
MS64 PCGS
82159728
Choice $675 Choice Original, Lovely Orange Gold Patina, Soft Glowing Luster, Accurately Graded. Low mintage of only 286,240 with MS64 being the last affordable collector grade. Most certified examples will be found in the MS62 - MS63 grade range. This choice original example offers old time orange gold patina and soft glowing luster under a light source. Blemishes are to an absolute minimal as to expected at the MS64 grade level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A CAC candidate due to the old time orange patina.
Gold G$2.5 1882 1882
MS61 PCGS
80823634
Choice $1385 Low Mintage Issue, Choice at Grade, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Oregon Beaver Collection. The 1880 -1882 timeframe brought tiny mintages for Philadelphia struck $2.5 gold. After striking only 640 pieces during 1881, mintage increased to 4,000 pieces during 1882. GFRC is pleased to be offering a quality survivor that brings eye appeal well above its assigned grade level. Luster texture is somewhere between brilliant frosty and sharply reflective. Swirling cartwheels are quite entertaining during bright light viewing. Strike is deeply impression with high relief center devices. Visual eye appeal is well above the assigned MS61 grade. However, a close 10x inspection revealed reverse chatter in the upper and right fields that result in small luster breaks. Freshly graded greenish-gold example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Newly divested from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1887 1887
MS62 PCGS
20253384
Choice $1050 New August 17! Tiny Mintage, Sharp Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Choice Offering, Lizard King Collection. When was the last time that you could considered a Mint State U.S gold piece with mintage of 6,160 for $1050? I continue to be amazed by the low gold quarter eagle mintages and corresponding market prices. Within his CoinFacts commentary, David Akers calls the 1887 date, "very underrated in choice uncirculated condition". This Lizard King Collection MS62 duplicate offers sharp frosty luster and swirling cartwheels as a starter. The rich orange-gold coloring is most pleasing. Strike is nearly complete but without any specific areas of weakness. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1889 1889
MS64
PCGS
34586308
Choice $2200 Near Gem, Thick Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Patina, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Oregon Beaver Collection is back with a large $2.5 quarter eagle gold consignment. One of the important highlights is this frosty near-gem with swirling cartwheels and rich orange-gold patina. Mintage is only 17,600 pieces with a reasonable MS64 pricing premium as compared to "common dates." Strike is deeply impressed on both sides. Fields are unabraded. Overall eye appeal is above average and consistent with tight CAC approval criteria. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering for advanced collectors of the predominately low mintage $2.5 quarter eagle gold denomination.
Gold G$2.5 1893 1893
MS64 PCGS
82621225
Choice $900 New August 6! Near-Gem, Brilliant satiny Luster, Oregon Beaver Collection. Ample, satiny luster graces both sides of this better-date quarter eagle, of which only 30,000 were struck. Orange and pink-gold shades predominate, with a few notes of copper on the reverse. Smooth surfaces are interrupted by only scattered marks, consistent with the grade. The strike is strong, with sharp definition beneath the shield. If seeking a high-grade quarter eagle for a type set, why not choose a lower-mintage issue? Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1896 1896
MS65 PCGS
36761328
Gem $1975 Gem Original Type Gold, Low Mintage, Dramatic Cartwheels, Brilliant Green-Gold Luster, Hammered Strike. Mintage of only 19,070 pieces and gem original at the assigned grade level. A truly eye catching 1896 Philadelphia strike with incredible cartwheels and brilliant luster. Strike is essentially hammered with every tiny device detail being deeply impressed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 style holder and ready for placement in an advanced $2.5 quarter eagle collection.
Gold G$2.5 1901 1901
MS66 PCGS
84331092
Gem $900 New August 6! Gem Mint Bloom, Frosty Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold, Oregon Beaver Collection. Intense, frosty luster is the hallmark of this late-date quarter eagle, one of the few 20th century issues that conclude a long series in American coinage. Shading is orange-gold with some pink in the centers, while occasional copper tones grace the fields. Fields are nearly flawless, as one would expect at the MS66 level. A perfect selection for a 20th century type set. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1904 1904
MS67 PCGS
29883697
Gem $3075 Superb Gem, Brilliant Mint Bloom, Greenish-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Unabraded surfaces are richly covered with mint frost on both sides. Frosty luster is thick with vibrant cartwheels. Strike fully complete and hammered. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. An exciting united States gold $25 quarter eagle option for advanced gold type set builders.
Gold G$2.5 1904 1904
MS62 PCGS
32078365
Choice $450 Choice Original, Lustrous, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. A choice quarter eagle for the assigned grade as surfaces offer ample frosty luster. Strike is absolutely hammered with every device detail being crisp. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Why this lovely piece is only graded MS62 is a mystery to me. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder. Please give this 1904 quarter eagle special consideration as current asking price.
Gold G$2.5 1905 1905
MS64
PCGS
83224382
Gem $600 Lustrous, Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). With MS65-graded pieces priced significantly higher, this MS64 CAC coin makes an excellent candidate for a gold type set. Luster booms from yellow-gold surfaces with only scattered ticks. A pair of thin lines extending from the eagle's right wing are the only marks of note, and these are less noticeable with the coin in hand. Both obverse and reverse reveal hints of copper toning, most prominently within the eagle's shield. The strike is strong throughout and completely reveals hair and feather detail. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date) with CAC approval. Priced consistent with CDN CAC price guide.
Gold G$2.5 1905 1905
MS61 NGC
3880985001
Original $450 Antique Orange Patina, Accurately Graded. Searching out quality gold type coins means locating those with old antique orange coloring that is strictly original. This 1905 $2.5 Liberty piece was added to inventory as consistent with GFRC quality requirements. Surfaces are blemish free with the assigned NGC grade a function of muted luster. Housed in new NGC holder.
Gold G$2.5 1906 1906
MS66+
PCGS
81973852
Gem $1945 Superb Type Gem, Hammered Strike, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheels, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection is back with a newly upgraded duplicate from his United States gold type set. GFRC is pleased to be offering a superb gem 1906 $2.5 quarter eagle that will fit nicely into many advanced collections. This piece of eye candy is very well balanced. Strike is hammered on both sides with elevated devices and high relief stars. Brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels are undisturbed during bright light viewing. Coloring is a moderate orange-gold. Housed in PCGS special 30th Anniversary old green holder with CAC approval. A compelling value at the assigned grade level for a type set.
Gold G$2.5 1907 1907
MS64 PCGS
34881862
Choice $520 Choice Original, Crusty Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1907 Liberty $2.5 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Surfaces are 100% original with crusty thin orange gold patina that still allows swirling satiny luster to radiate. 100% struck with absolutely no points of weakness. A careful 10x loupe inspection failed to locate a single distraction worth mentioning. Overall a choice original example that has been properly stored for years. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Fairly priced to find a new home quickly.
Gold G$2.5 1907 1907
MS64 PCGS
35404997
Gem $515 Perfect Type Coin, Gem Original, Dazzling Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Yellow Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded. A perfect $2.5 quarter eagle gold type coin possibility given the gem original surfaces and dazzling cartwheel luster with satiny textures. The 1907 date is last year of issue and slightly better with a limited mintage of 336,294. This example was cherrypicked from a large holding of United States gold coins. Exception luster at the assigned grade level and minimal abrasions were the priorities. Now GFRC customers can benefit from GFRC's strict inventory selection criteria and trained eyes. This satiny 1907 quarter eagle also has a hammered strike. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This one deserves special consideration at the asking price.
Gold G$2.5 1907 1907
MS64 PCGS
21606547
Choice $500 Near-Gem Original, Rich Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, Chicago ANA New Purchase. 1907 brought the final year of Philadelphia struck $2.5 quarter eagles. Mintage is a reasonable 336,294 with a host of survivors in all Mint States grades. The date is therefore a prime target for type set collectors at common date pricing levels. The challenge is always locating the best possible specimens with above average surfaces and eye appeal. This lovely 1907 quarter eagle offering is a near-gem with moderate orange gold patina and a hammered strike. Frosty luster and active cartwheels are consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
$2.5 Indian
Gold G$2.5 1914 1914
AU58 NGC
3472918002
Original $450 Better Date, Accurately Graded, Crisp Satiny Luster. Mintage 240,000. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. Lots of eye appeal when viewing in hand or under bright light.
Gold G$2.5 1925D 1925-D
MS65
PCGS
13101756
Gem $2750 New August 23! Satiny Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, CAC Approval. This gem 1925-D $2.5 quarter eagle brings glowing satiny luster medium orange-gold coloring as the main highlights. Definitely worthy of a gem grade level type set or inclusion into a date set project. Faint greenish-gold coloration on the reverse is exposed with angled lighting. A well struck example with minimal abrasions. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide is $2880.
Gold G$2.5 1926 1926
MS65
PCGS
05892522
Gem $2750 New August 23! Satiny Luster, Thick Orange-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, CAC Approval. If collectors are having trouble differentiating satiny and frosty luster, this 1926 $2.5 quarter eagle will provide a strong visual for satiny luster. Satiny luster results from surfaces struck by worn dies or with a micro pebbled finish. Any angled lightly activates the satiny sheen on this lovely gem. Coloring is thick orange with some hints of greenish-gold at the periphery. Obverse strike is hammered and about as good as it gets. Perfect for advanced type or date set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide is $2880.
Gold G$2.5 1926 1926
MS64+
PCGS
83864610
Gem $1150 Brilliant Satiny Luster, Orange and Greenish-Gold Patina, Complete Strike, CAC Approval.. Most United States gold coinage will be found with either greenish-gold or orange-gold uniform coloring. Infrequent are cases where the two dominant toning colors are intermixed on the same coin. This 1926 gem G$2.5 Indian is one of those occurrences. Rich orange gold covers nearly all of the obverse other than a streak of green-gold from the 1 digit in the date up through star 7. Coloring mixtures are more prevalent on the reverse. Under a light source, I see green-gold in front of the eagle face/neck and throughout the tail feathers. The upper and lower areas are orange-gold. A well struck quarter eagle with essentially unabraded surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Asking price is firm with no offers to be entertained.
Gold G$2.5 1926 1926
MS64
PCGS
34010282
Gem $825 Beautiful Satiny Gem, Ideal Type Coin, Natural Greenish-Gold Patina, CAC Approval. Brilliant satiny luster and lovely greenish-gold patina are the highlights of this gem original 1926 $2.5 quarter eagle. Strike is deeply impressed and compliments the strict originality. An ideal gold type set selection given CAC approval and fair asking price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1927 1927
MS64
PCGS
85169371
Choice $875 Thick Satiny Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. If in the market for a near-gem $2.5 Indian for a type set, this 1927 example would "fit the bill" nicely. A greenish-gold toned example that is well struck with fully defined reverse feathers. Bright light review reveals thick satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels. Buying a choice quarter eagle gold strike is fundamentally a matter of finish preference. These will be found with frosty or satiny luster. This one excels with the latter finish. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1929 1929
MS64+
PCGS
83758200
Choice $1285 Last Year of Issue, Noteworthy Satiny Luster, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. 1929 brought an end to the Bela Lyon Pratt $2.5 Indian design with a smaller mintage of 532,000 pieces. The issue was saved and is available in Mint State grades up through MS64. MS64+ and MS65 populations are a factor of ten lower than choice and near-gems levels. CAC approval also brings an incremental premium as is the case for this close to gem orange-gold example. Intense or dense satiny luster (pick your adjective) is eye catching and was rewarded with an MS64+ certification along with subsequent CAC approval. Strike is deeply impressed leading to bold devices. There are a few scattered obverse field ticks of no consequence. At the near-gem and gem grade levels, luster plays a substantial role in grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Asking price is fair for the quality and firm.
$3 Princess
Gold G$3 1856 1856
AU55
NGC
2501063003
Choice HOLD
$1385
New September 6! Choice $3 Princess Type, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Green-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. Adding a well preserved $3 gold piece to GFRC inventory is always a big deal, especially with CAC approval. $3 gold was the ideal size for Victorian era jewelry makers. As a result, much of the mintage has been impaired with holes and cuts from being mounted in bezels. This new 1856 offering is perfectly preserved with unabraded fields that are lightly mirrored. Pleasing bright light viewing is assured due to pristine fields. Coloring is green-gold. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. An ideal offering for a U.S. gold type set where the CAC green bean is mandatory.
$5 Draped/Capped Bust
Gold G$5 1802/1 1802/1
AU58
NGC
652843001
Choice $18500 New August 24! Draped Bust Large Eagle Type, Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with a fine lot of quality U.S. gold including this noteworthy 1802/1 $5 gold piece. A one of kind offering when considering the original frosty mint bloom and gorgeous orange-gold patina over center green-gold. When placed under a light source, orange-yellow-gold mint frost surrounds the obverse stars and reverse legend. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worth of mention even with the time in circulation. Some micro chatter will be found in the obverse fields. Mintage was limited to 53,176 though present day survival rate is above average. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1811 1811
Tall 5
MS61 NGC
664449001
Choice $10450 Tall 5, Frosty Luster, Green-Gold Coloring, Heavily Clashed Dies, Opsrey Collection. Noted United States gold expert, David Akers, opines within CoinFacts that "the Tall 5 variety of 1811 is moderately more rare than the Small 5 variety in all grades. However, it is at the uncirculated level that the difference is the greatest and, based on the number of auction appearances over the last half century, the Tall 5 variety is approximately twice as rare as the 1811 Small 5 in mint state." The Osprey Collection has found a new niche with early U.S, gold, in particular, Capped Bust $5 half eagles. This new 1811 Tall 5 example is consistent with recent offerings. Frosty luster radiates from greenish-gold surfaces. Dies are heavily clashed on both sides. The die clashing appears as a bunch of lines in the fields suggesting field chatter. That is not the case as the fields are unabraded while traversed with multiple rotating die clash lines. Strike is pleasing too! Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
$5 Classic Head
Gold G$5 1836 1836
HM-7
AU53 PCGS
37645808
Original $1430 Classic Head Type, Near Choice-Original, Green-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. An attractive 1836 Classic Head $5 piece that would be ideal for a type set. Design engraving by William Kneass and shortly lived on the $2.5 and $5 gold denominations. This example, from the Osprey Collection, features traditional green-gold surfaces that are near-choice. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
$5 Liberty
Gold G$5 1843O 1843-O
Small Letters
AU50 PCGS
36527148
Original $3500 Small Letters, Rare In All Grades, Copper-Gold Patina, Residual Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Low mintage of only 19,075 pieces and rare in all grades. The 1843-O PCGS population at the AU50 grade level is a scant six pieces! This survivor was recently repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection and is freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Fields radiate ample reflective luster during bright light inspection. Strike is completely executed with nicely rounded stars and complete reverse device details. Coloring is closer to copper-gold. Rims exhibit some random hits as a validation of the time in circulation. An important GFRC offering to consider as the United States gold product line continues to be expanded.
Gold G$5 1847C 1847-C
EF45
PCGS
25601031
Choice $3150 New August 23! Well Preserved Charlotte Survivor, Green-Gold Coloring, Reflective Luster, Choice Surfaces. Mintage for 1847 Charlotte half eagles reached the 84,151 level that year. Most survivors will be found in the VF through low AU grades. This new GFRC offering is wicked nice as they same in Downeast Maine. Surfaces retain reflective characteristics even at the assigned EF45 grade. Green-gold centers are overlaid with copper shades at the periphery. Strike is complete other than a touch of weakness of the reverse arrow feathers. Overall, a pleasing piece that presents well with no distractions. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide as a reference.
Gold G$5 1850 1850
AU53 NGC
3132217006
Original HOLD
$1050
New September 18! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Light Mirrored Fields, Orange-Gold Coloring, Very Underrated. Regardless of a mintage of 64,491 piece, the 1850 Philadelphia date is rare in all grades. PCGS population report indicates this date struggles to reach the double digits at any grade level with a small cluster of survivors between EF40 and AU50. GFRC has recently taken in this lovely AU53 specimen in trade and ready to offer at an attractive. This original specimen sport lightly mirrored fields and desirable orange-gold coloring. Surface abrasions are typical for the grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Hurry on this offering as I suspect it will not last long.
Gold G$5 1852 1852
AU50
PCGS
2577149
Gem $1200 Gem Original, Seal Beach Collection. Gold CAC status is highly coveted, indicating CAC's highest level of approval. Indeed, only two 1852 half eagles have been awarded the gold sticker, both at the AU50 level. Slab collecting is its own specialty, and while GFRC encourages clients to buy the coin and not the holder, there is no question that a gold CAC premium exists in the marketplace. The winning bid will determine exactly what that premium is, but regardless, bidders will do well to remember that this is a special coin with special status. The originality factor is especially high with this piece, with green-gold, hairline-free fields contrasting with original Mint-bloom in the recessed areas. Gold is soft and tick-prone, but this piece reveals reverse fields that are remarkably smooth. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with gold CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1852C 1852-C
AU55 PCGS
82285748
Choice $3150 Charlotte Branch Mint, Mirrored Fields, Green-Gold Surfaces, Osprey Collection. Charlotte branch mint survivor from a mintage of 72,574 pieces. Surfaces have a matter finishes that generate reflective luster during bright light inspection. Overall coloring is a medium green-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Yet another hand selected offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1874S 1874-S
VF30 PCGS
36517682
Original HOLD
$975
New September 18! Rare San Francisco Date, Copper Gold Coloring, Original Surfaces, Noteworthy Opportunity. Some early U.S. Gold dates offers crazy low mintages and noteworthy value in today's market. Case in point is this strictly original 1874-S gold $5 piece that is one of only 16,000 struck. This date is rare in all graded with most survivors being found at the F or VF grade levels. CoinFacts plate coins are only graded AU55 and AU58 as the finest extant. GFRC is pleased to be offering this copper-gold toned example for your consideration. This piece first appeared at Heritage auction during March 2020 where is realized a bargain price of $900. Just take in trade and ready for a new home in an advanced $5 half eagle collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$5 1883CC 1883-CC
AU58
NGC
3937630038
Gem HOLD
$11900
New September 16! Rare Date and Grade, Partially Mirrored Fields Orange-Gold Coloring, Wonderfully Choice, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back and presenting one of the finest surviving 1883 Carson City struck half eagles extant. When photographing this near-gem specimen, I marveled at the partially mirrored fields that produce substantial amounts of reflective luster. Overall coloring is orange-gold on both sides. Mintage is a tiny 12,958 pieces for this rare and underrated date. 1883-CC half eagles are rarer than comparable 1879-CC, 1880-CC, and 1882-CC dates and a close match to the very rare 1881-CC date. More important is the exceptional preservation state and eye appeal. I'm in love with this piece and not even a $5 half eagle gold collector! CAC population is a miniscule seven pieces in AU58 with three better. Asking price is firm given the quality. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$5 1892CC 1892-CC
AU55 PCGS
34791157
Original $1600 New September 17! Popular Carson City Date, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Near-Choice, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. A popular and affordable Carson City $5 half eagle date with mintage of 82,968. Survival rate is elevated resulting in an adequate supply for present day collectors. This hand selection example, by the Osprey Collection, brings mirrored fields and reflective luster to the table. Mirrors are sharp on both sides during bright light inspection. Strike is complete with a touch of wear on the highest device points. Coloring is greenish-gold. Fields exhibit a few scattered micro-ticks of no consequence. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$5 1899 1899
MS65+
PCGS
38058302
Gem $2850 New July 30! Gem $5 Eagle Type, Textured Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold, Essentially Perfect Surfaces. Handling higher Mint State type gold is lots of fun at GFRC. I get to enjoy gold pieces that are close to being perfect, essentially unabraded. That is the case with this superb 1899 $5 half eagle. Sure it is a common date, but is ideal as a type coin from a value perspective. One is spending the minimum to acquire a coin that bring crisp mint bloom along with no blemishes. Frosty luster results from "textured" surfaces on both sides. A bit stronger luster would have brought full MS66 certification as there are no blemishes to distract. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Worthy of special consideration.
Gold G$5 1899 1899
MS64
PCGS
37029197
Choice $1050 Near Gem Original, Thick Mint Frost, Nice Cartwheel, Fully Struck, CAC Approved, Osprey Collection. Thick granular mint frosty covers the fields and devices on this near gem 1899 $5 half eagle. A thoroughly pleasing example with frosty cartwheels and no distractions during bright light review. If you United States gold cup of tea is super original surfaces and thick mint frost, then this offering should be a strong candidate. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. Nice job Dan on cherrypicking this one!
Gold G$5 1899 1899
MS63+
PCGS
37029198
Choice $950 Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Another attractive 1899 $5 half eagle offerings that is freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Frosty surfaces and resulting cartwheel luster are eye catching and pleasing. Strike is completely executed. The assigned grade reflects a tiny amount of chatter in the obverse left field. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. GFRC images accurately capture greenish-gold toning and surface conditions. You can shop with confidence at GFRC for quality United States gold.
Gold G$5 1900S 1900-S
MS64+
NGC
5742357006
Gem $1725 New August 16! Gem Eye Appeal, Exceptional Value Price Point, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Orange-Rose Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I'm in love with this 1900 San Francisco struck $5 half eagle. There are coins that cross the GFRC desk that scream "slow down and enjoy my visual beauty". This 1900-S keeps talking to me with its brilliant frosty luster, swirling cartwheels, and orange-rose gold coloring. San Francisco half eagle mintage was limited to 329,000 coins. Few gems are known with PCGS population report indicating eight at the MS65/65+ grade level with five better to MS69. Pricing jumps dramatically into the five figures at the MS65 threshold. GFRC presents an MS64+ value example for a tiny fraction of full gem retail. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1901S 1901-S
MS65 PCGS
84178186
Gem $1625 Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Greenish Gold Patina, Well Struck, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering this high mintage date in gem original condition. Ideal for a U.S. gold type set given the swirling frosty cartwheel luster on both sides. This piece offers nice greenish-gold coloring and a decent strike. Reverse strike is complete while stars 4 and 5 lack centrils. Under a 10x loupe, I see two stray micro lines in the obverse fields of no consequence. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
$5 Indian
Gold G$5 1908 1908
MS62 PCGS
39856806
Choice $750 New September 17! First Year Design Type, Frosty Luster, Choice Original, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. A well struck 1908 Indian that is first year of design issue. Pleasing surfaces are highlighted by sharp frosty luster and active cartwheels during bright light inspection. Coloring is on the spectrum between yellow and greenish gold. A careful 10x loupe inspection found essentially unabraded surfaces including a mark free cheek. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. The Osprey Collection has done it again with a choice offering that is fairly priced. No CAC attempt.
Gold G$5 1909D 1909-D
MS64+
PCGS
35362275
Gem $2450 Intense Satiny Luster, Antique Orange-Gold Coloring, Full Strike, Excellent Type Set Candidate . An eye catching 1909-D $5 Indian that would be ideal for a high end U.S. Gold type set. One immediately notes the intense satiny luster to be expected at the full gem level. Coloring is a superb orange-gold with reflective shades during bright light inspection. Field abrasions are to a minimum during 10x loupe inspection. If you find the images to be enticing, just wait until the purchased coin arrives. There is no return risks on this gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909D 1909-D
MS63
PCGS
38642934
Choice $1100 Rich Orange-Gold Coloring, Full Strike, Satiny Luster, CAC Approval. Smooth satiny luster coupled with a complete strike make this 1909 Denver struck $5 Indian half eagle a compelling purchase. Surfaces are toned a rich orange-gold as is typical for the date. CAC approval rewards the strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A 2020 Atlanta ANA new purchase that is finally reaching the price list.
Gold G$5 1912 1912
MS63
PCGS
38286885
Choice $1350 Satiny Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, CAC Approval. 1912 $5 half eagle Indians are well known for being sharply struck with excellent luster. The surfaces are typically granular as is the cases with this offering. Coloring is medium yellow gold with greenish cast. Surfaces are choice with no abrasions worthy of mention. Accurately graded with strong luster required to achieve the next grade level. Mintage of 790,000 pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$5 1915 1915
MS64
PCGS
37977821
Gem $2650 New September 17! Excellent for Type, Thick Frosty Luster, Lucious Orange-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A wonderful 1915 $5 Indian eagle with thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheel. Ideal as a high end type coin as the eye appeal is all there while economically priced at the MS64 grade level. Surfaces and eye appeal warrant a gem original quality rating and a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A United States gold offerings that deserves special consideration.
Gold G$5 1915S 1915-S
MS62
PCGS
25519039
Choice $6650 $5 Indian Key Date, Rich Satiny Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. The Indian $5 key date with mintage of 164,000. CAC population for this choice 1915 San Francisco strike currently stands at only seventeen pieces at the grade level. One must double the asking price for an MS63 graded example. This survivor was added to GFRC inventory due to its overall eye appeal. I could not resist the rich satiny luster and orange-gold coloring that is consistent on both sides. Grade is limited by random abrasions that are mostly seen on the reverse with a 10x loupe. In-hand viewing would suggest a high grade could be warranted. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. As a reference, CDN CAC guide pricing stands at $6620.
$10 Draped/Capped Bust
Gold G$10 1799 1799
BD-5
AU55
PCGS
60121719
Gem $34750 New August 24! Small Stars Obverse, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Surface Quality, Copper . A beautifully toned honey-orange example with considerable satin luster remaining. The devices are deeply impressed and bold. Surfaces are remarkably smooth for an early $10 eagle that saw minmal time in circulation. Bass-Dannreuther 5 is among the rarest of the ten known die marriages of the 1799 Heraldic eagle. Estimated population might be as low as 25 coins (per John W. Dannreuther, 2006). Obverse diagnostic includes a bold die crack from the cap through top of star 7 to rim. The reverse has a notable die chip in the lower shield. The Draped Bust gold eagles as a scarce series. Exceptionally well preserved specimens and always sought after by the most experienced type collectors and early gold specialists. This rare BD-5 die variety provides an additional dimension to the desirability. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. The plate coin for the Small Stars Obverse variety in the 1999 reference United States Ten Dollar Gold Eagles: 1795-1804 by Anthony J. Taraszka. From the Osprey Collection.
$10 Liberty
Gold G$10 1841 1841
AU58+ PCGS
38145408
Choice $11250 Rare Grade, PCGS Pop 2, Light Mirrored, Chrome-Like Reflective Luster, Osprey Collection. Mintage for early Liberty $10 eagles were quite low and under 100,000 piece. 1841 Philadelphia strikes come in at 63,131. This date saw extensive circulation with few choice survivors available in today's market. PCGS has graded all of ten at AU58 plus two at AU58+. In Mint State, only eight in all grades. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the two AU58+ examples. The other specimen last sold at DLRC auction for S15,250 with considerable field chatter. This example offers the eye appeal of a Mint State piece but with light friction. Luster is granular frosty with obvious green-gold coloring. Strike is completely executed. Overall, a well balance early Liberty $10 eagle with considerable eye appeal. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Yes, this piece has been to CAC and was not approved for those who will immediately ask. Fairly priced.
Gold G$10 1855 1855
AU58
NGC
5742323009
Choice $1925 Scarce No Motto Date, Crusty Green-Gold Patina, Well Preserved, Accurately Graded, CAC Approval. A lovely 1855 $10 eagle with old time crusty surfaces and green-gold patina. A scarce date at the AU grade level that becomes very rare in Mint State. The AU58 grade is ideal point on the price curve where Mint State eye appeal can be had at a fraction of the cost. CAC approval validates the old time originality and choice surfaces. An interesting candidate for the $10 No Motto requirement in an AU58 CAC type set. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1878 1878
MS63+
PCGS
36835762
Gem $6250 Gem Original, Two in MS63+, Ten Finer, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Bold Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A gem original 1878 $10 Philadelpha eagle strike that offers thick frosty luster. Surfaces are evenly toned a greenish gold with mint frost throughout the fields and devices. Under a light source, cartwheels are active on both sides. Obverse surface abrasions are consistent with the grade. I've assigned a gem quality rating due to the superior eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An remarkable Liberty $10 eagle offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1883S 1883-S
MS63 PCGS
38411068
Choice $7750 Low Mintage, Rare Grade, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Green-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. 1883 San Francisco $10 eagle gold is an underappreciated scarcity with a mintage of just 38,000 pieces. This Osprey Collection offering is a high-end Mint State example that is exceeded in grade only by the spectacular MS66 example from the Harry W. Bass, Jr. collection. Brilliant cartwheel luster bring about a fun viewing experience along with lime-green and orange toning, and an intricate strike. Field abrasions are consistent with the assigned grade. One of eight certified at PCGS at MS63 level and housed in Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$10 1892O 1892-O
MS62
PCGS
10997562
Choice $2950 Low Mintage New Orleans Date, None CAC Approved Finer, Greenish-Gold. Mintage of only 28,688 though few were released to circulation. Essentially all survivors are found certified in the AU and low Mint State grades. At the MS63 level, this date is a rarity with none graded finer. CAC approvals also reflects the fact that survivors will always be found in low MInt State grades. This offering is from the finest approved population and fully choice. Frosty luster is brilliant from greenish-yellow gold surfaces. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse exhibits typical weakness at the claws and arrow feathers. Fields are moderately abraded and consistent with the assigned grade. An interesting New Orleans strike with a special history. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1894 1894
MS63 PCGS
38105653
Choice HOLD
$1250
Rich Satiny Luster, Eye Catching Multi-Point Cartwheels, Green-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An eye catching 1894 Philadelphia struck $10 eagle that warrants special consideration. Why? This piece offers rich satiny luster and multi-point cartwheels. Overall coloring is a pleasing green-gold. Field abrasions are minmal and consistent with the assigned grade. Strike is complete with reverse die cracks in the legen. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1894 1894
MS62 NGC
236740026
Original $1385 Original, Lustrous, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Recent repatriated from Europe and freshly graded. Surfaces offer considerable luster with surfaces having random blemishes consistent with assigned grade. Housed in new NGC holder.
Gold G$10 1895O 1895-O
MS62 PCGS
81212013
Original $1575 Low Mintage New Orleans Date, Thick Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Moderately Abraded, Osprey Collection. 1895-O strikes were limited to 98,000 pieces. Most survivors will be found at the AU58 in the AU53 through MS62 grade levels. In MS63, the populations drops dramatically along with a substantial increase in value. This offering is accurately graded at the MS62 level due to a moderate amount of fields blemishes. Heavily frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels are evident during bright light viewing. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. More United States gold offerings that were repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1898 1898
MS64+ PCGS
38618936
Choice $2250 Enticing Satiny Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Classic Orange-Gold Coloring. This 1898 is essentially a gem and properly certified with MS64+ grade designation. Luster is just fantastic and borders between satiny and frosty texture. During bright light inspection, unabraded fields provide for superior eye appeal. Coloring is natural orange-gold. A wonderful new GFRC offering that is sure to please the most selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$10 1898S 1898-S
MS62
PCGS
85184331
Choice HOLD
$1600
New September 6! Mirrored Fields, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. Adding mirrored or proof like U.S. gold to GFRC inventory is always a pleasure. This 1898 San Francisco struck eagle offers moderately mirrored fields and reflective luster. Cartwheel action is active and pleasing during bright light inspection. Coloring is light orange-gold though I see hints of green coloring under a light source. Surfaces have a few ticks that are consistent with the assigned grade. Strike is hammered throughout both sides. Overall, a well balance and pleasing $10 eagle that was appropriately rewarded during its visit to Far Hills, NJ. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1901 1901
MS64 PCGS
39866976
Choice $1400 New August 23! Flashy Luster, Shimmering Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck . Greenish-gold coloring and flashy frosty luster are readily evident when first viewing this choice 1901 $10 eagle. Once again, GFRC photography limitations do allow for a full appreciation of the huge mint bloom. A few micro toning spots have been amplified by the image processing. A pretty piece of half ounce Indian design gold for those that wish to have a combination numismatic and bullion play. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$10 1901O 1901-O
MS63 PCGS
34305514
Choice $3250 Low Mintage Date, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Patina, Osprey Collection . The 1901-O date has a limited mintage of 72,041. This date is readily available in grades up through MS 62 and become scarce at the MS63 level. This date is known for heavily abraded surfaces and below average preservation quality. The Osprey Collection specimen is above average quality and offers brilliant frosty luster with swirling cartwheels. Coloring is greenish-gold. Considerable eye appeal is at hand including a complete strike. MS63 is the last "affordable" grade level as MS64 brings a typical $7500 price tag with only a single piece graded higher at MS66. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. An important United States gold offering that were repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1901S 1901-S
MS65+ PCGS
36013386
Gem $3000 Low Population Grade, Gem Original Surfaces, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Green-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. 1901 San Francisco struck $10 eagles are readily available at MS64 and MS65 grades. PCGS populations drop off dramatically at the MS65+ and MS66 grade levels. The lovely MS65+ example offers crisp frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels. Tiny granular mint frost covers both dies. Coloring is classic green-gold along with the piece being fully struck. Accurately graded with lots of eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection.
$10 Indian
Gold G$10 1915 1915
MS60 NGC
4840162011
Choice HOLD
$1200
New August 24! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Extensive Mint Frost, Osprey Collection. There seems to be a disconnect between this 1915 $10 Indian and its NGC holder. The Osprey Collection is well known for locating U.S. gold with above average eye appeal and surfaces. When I look up after inspecting the coin and saw MS60 on the NG label, a double take was necessary. Brilliant frosty luster is eye catching and of a higher grade. There are no notable abrasions other than typical micro chatter seen on $10 Indians. I don't typical issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for a coin graded MS60 but will make an exception in this case. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$10 1932 1932
MS64
NGC
374218002
Choice $1600 Excellent Type Coin, Near-Gem Original, Rich Frosty Luster, Yellow-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. Serious Mint State type set potential is possible with this most attractive 1932 $10 Indian. Frosty cartwheels dance about the surfaces during bright light inspection. Fields are essentially unabraded with only a few micro ticks on the cheek accounting for the assigned grade. This piece offers considerable eye appeal with fresh CAC approval. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. From an old time Sarasota Florida collection that surfaced during early 2020.
Gold G$10 1932 1932
MS63+
PCGS
39866983
Choice $1625 New August 23! Ideal $10 Eagle Candidate, Brilliant Metallic Luster, Huge Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold. Once in awhile I will stumble on an exceptional gold piece when working through dealer boxes. This 1832 eagle warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation and is guaranteed to please the new owner. Ideal for a type set given the superb eye appeal. Luster has a metallic satiny texture with razor sharp cartwheels. Under a light source, this piece is a "headlight". With 10x loupe, one can see the tightly pebbled die flow lines from eroded dies. Coloring is greenish-gold. Accurately graded due to a few well hidden contact marks on the obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
$20 Liberty
Gold G$20 1851O 1851-O
VF35
PCGS OGH
6527182
Choice $4475 Early New Orleans Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Copper-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Second year of New Orleans mint issue with mintage of 315,000. This issue is known for being well struck but with many having heavily abraded surfaces. This VF35 example features only honest wear. Surfaces are typical for the issue and covered with copper gold patina. Under a bright light, the obverse still emits some reflective luster that is surprising at this grade level. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the Osprey Collection that is worthy of special consideration.
Gold G$20 1861 1861
EF45 PCGS
32758743
Original $2300 Crusty Original, Civil War Date, Osprey Collection. A popular first year Civil War date. Surfaces are crusty original. Well struck. Housed in 2015 PCGS holder. A quality Osprey Collection offering for fans of strictly original Civil War gold.
Gold G$20 1873 1873
AU58 PCGS
37169692
Original $2225 New September 17! Open 3, Accurately Graded, Frosty Luster, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. A combination numismatic and bullion offering from the Osprey Collection. Frosty surfaces offer active cartwheels. Abrasions are consistent with the assigned grade. Overall coloring is a light orange-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$20 1874CC 1874-CC
AU55 PCGS
37788570
Original $8000 Popular Carson City Date, Scarce in AU, Above Average Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Osprey Collection. GFRC is pleased to offer its first 1874-CC $20 double eagle. A popular Carson City date that is always in demand and available at the EF grade level. In AU condition, this date is relatively scarce. Collector challenge is locating an example that has minimal abrasions and choice original surfaces. Enter this lovely PCGS AU55 graded example that was recently repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. A quality example with substantial frosty luster and the crusty European look. Under a light source, mild cartwheels are present. Toned a greenish-gold. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A wonderful Carson City struck double eagle that is completely fresh to market.
Gold G$20 1878S 1878-S
EF45 PCGS
32736106
Original $2250 Original, Remaining Luster, Osprey Collection. Recent repatriated from Europe and freshly graded. From wear perspective, this double eagle looks to be AU. There are scattered tick marks that probably brought EF45 designation. Housed in 2015 PCGS holder.
Gold G$20 1883CC 1883-CC
AU58
PCGS
37779632
Choice $7250 Lightly Crusted Rose-Gold Surfaces, Affordable Grade Level, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Carson City struck gold is a popular collecting genre in today's market. Coveted CAC approval increases demand for these early produced western pieces. The 1883-CC date becomes rare in choice MInt States and is priced beyond the means of nearly all collectors. The AU58 grade presents the optimum value point, especially with CAC approval. This quality example was recently repatriated from Western Europe by the Osprey Collection and secured CAC approval. Crusty surfaces are perfectly original and emit frosty rose-gold luster. Abrasions are limited to mild field chatter. Strike is complete. Frankly, this piece present excellent value as compared to those graded at MS61 level and bringing into the five figures. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A GFRC images are very accurate as to color and surface conditions. CDN CAC price guide quote AU58 grade at $7190 as a reference.
Gold G$20 1889CC 1889-CC
AU53 PCGS
82415329
Choice $6300 Difficult Carson City Date, Original, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection.. Always in demand as a Carson City type coin, the 1889 date sport a modest mintage of 30,945. Its rarity is consistent with the 1876-CC and 1890-CC dates according to information available at CoinFacts. This new offering from the Osprey Collection was recently sourced from Europe and freshly graded. Please pay careful attention to the strike and residual luster. Strike is hammered with deeply impressed hair curls and nearly all stars having connected centrils. The reverse is fully struck with nearly all stars surrounding IN GOD WE TRUST having connected centrils also. Fields are surprisingly mark free and reflective for the AU53 assigned grade. Frankly, I believe this piece is undergraded at the AU53 level. Housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. A special quality offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves consideration.
Gold G$20 1895 1895
MS63
PCGS
38343228
Choice $2800 New September 6! Prooflike, Sharp Reflective Mirrors, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Fresh CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. I'm thoroughly impressed with this Osprey $20 double eagle consignment that has a fresh CAC green bean. A bold prooflike 1895 dated specimen with sharp reflective mirrors that scream during bright light review. Securing higher Mint State grades on larger denominations with mirrored surfaces is challenging since the field chatter has no where to hide. For this example, I see a moderate amount of micro field chatter that is consistent with the grade. But eye appeal can trump technical grades on occasion. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1896S 1896-S
MS64+ PCGS
38411066
Choice $4450 Near-Gem, Sparkling Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Green-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. Dan White is back with a hand selected near-gem 1896-S $20 double eagle. Dan always has an eye for brilliant luster and strict originality. This example offers both. Frosty luster is brilliant and sparkling with swirling cartwheels. In Maine, we would call it wicked good! $20 Liberty fields are alway subject to abrasions which are to a minimum. During bright light inspection, both sides are nearly unabraded with faint chatter on the lower right obverse holding this piece from full gem certification. Coloring is original green-gold. Housed in Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$20 1907S 1907-S
MS64+
PCGS
39115315
Choice $6900 New September 13! So Close to Gem, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with another top quality U.S. Gold offering. This time, we are treated with a wonderful 1907-S Liberty double eagle certified as MS64+ with CAC approval. Common date you might ask? Well yes and no! This last year of design strike sports a mintage of a little over two million pieces. Nearly all survivors will be found at the MS61 thru MS63 grades due to surface abrasions. Populations drop at MS64 with gems beinh very rare and commanding huge premiums. The premium extends to those certified at the MS64+ level. Since CAC does not report (+) grades, the only available approval data is forty-three at the MS64 level and a single MS65 approved. That MS65 example is a $30,000 coin on a grade rarity basis. If a collector can't shell out this level of cash for a CAC approved MS65, the next best alternative is an MS64+ at a fractional of the price. This lovely example brings frosty luster and swirling cartwheels during bright light inspection. While the reverse is entirely unabraded, these are several luster breaks on the obverse with the most notable being between star 2 and the chin. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. An Osprey offering that is worthy of serious consideration.
$20 St. Gaudens
Gold G$20 1907 1907
High Relief
MS63 PCGS
6562149
Choice $19000 High Relief-Wire Rim, Medium Green Gold Coloring, Frosty Luster, Most Beautiful U.S. Gold Issue, Osprey Collection . A choice original 1907 High Relief-Wire Rim example for consideration. Frosty luster and cartwheels are pleasing as is the medium green-gold coloring. This most beautiful United States gold issue has a high survival rate. Collectors who wish to own this souvenir of American history should carefully consider the quality: value equation. The Osprey Collection recently sourced this specimen from an old time U.S. gold collection in the Sarasota Florida area. A conservatively example that is housed in old PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. Offered at fair price considering market availability.
Gold G$20 1908 1908
No Motto
AU58 PCGS
04047043
Choice $2250 No Motto, Choice Surfaces, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Old PCGS Holder. A hand picked 1908 No Motto that has been comfortably resting in my gold box. With elevated $20 double eagle sales due to COVID-19, the time has arrived to bring this one to the price list. An absolutely choice example for the grade. Sparkling frosty luster and orange-gold coloring are pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$20 1914D 1914-D
MS64
PCGS OGH
6505523
Choice $2750 New July 25! Frosty Luster and Cartwheels, Orange-Gold Coloring, Near-Gem Surfaces, CAC Approval. Old time originality and orange-gold colored frosty luster are the highlights of this 1914 Denver struck $20 Saint. Surfaces are covered with thick textured mint frost. Abrasions are to a minimum. Bright light inspection adds cartwheel action to the viewing experience. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. Please be aware that as gold bullion priced continue to ramp so does demand for CAC approved gold as a long term holdings. As a result, I am seeing increasing CAC premiums as reflected in the asking price.
Gold G$20 1922 1922
MS62
NGC Fatty
400390020
Choice $2450 New July 25! Brilliant Green-Gold Luster, Choice Surfaces, Pristine NGC Gen 4.0 Fatty Holder. A thoroughly pleasing 1922 $20 Saint Gaudens offering that is encased in NGC Gen 4.0 Fatty holder along with CAC approval. Every aspect of this double eagle is top shelf. Green-gold brilliant frosty luster is accentuated when viewed under a light source. Eye appeal is superb since grade limiting marks are well hidden in contoured device surfaces and not seen in the fields. First glance inspection immediately suggests a higher grade. The early NGC holder has also been well preserved with no chipped edges and a full reverse hologram. CAC approval validates the originality and well preserved surfaces. This offering belongs in a box of 20 collection for eye appeal rather than rarity. Please be aware that CAC premiums and bullion content continue to increase the price of $20 double eagles.
Gold G$20 1923 1923
MS62 NGC
683033017
Choice $2275 Rich Rose-Gold Coloring, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Loads of Eye Appeal. Yet another handpicked $20 double eagle from my gold box. It is important to keep the GFRC gold price list loaded with great offerings. This 1923 Saint brings considerable charm with its rich rose-gold coloring and brilliant frosty luster. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$20 1923D 1923-D
MS65
PCGS
38589456
Gem $3250 New July 25! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Shimmering Cartwheels, Orange-Gold Coloring, A True Gem!. 1923 Denver struck $20 Saints currently have a CAC approved population that is 1/10 of its common Philadelphia Mint counterparts. This super survivor easily warrants a Gem quality rating not for the assigned grade but for the coin's preservation state. Brilliant luster is radiant along with shimmering cartwheels during bright light inspection. Surfaces a essentially pristine with 10x loupe inspection revealing only the ever so tiny scattered ticks. Coloring is orange-gold. A superb 1923-D offering that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please be aware that as gold bullion priced continue to ramp so does demand for CAC approved gold as a long term holdings. As a result, I am seeing increasing CAC premiums as reflected in the asking price.
Gold G$20 1924 1924
MS64
PCGS
4941174
Choice $2750 New August 1! Near-Gem, Natural Orange-Gold Coloring, Minimally Abraded, CAC Approval. CAC premiums are ramping in conjection with spot gold prices. Today's buyer want the assurance of the CAC green bean for this heavy weight gold coins. This 1924 Saint is accurately graded with natural orange gold patina. Strike is big and bold. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1925 1925
MS63 NGC
5843701010
Choice $2250 Numismatic and Bullion Play, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Accurately Graded. If looking for a solid bullion gold purchase that fits into a numismatic portfolio, this lovely 1925 $20 double eagle might be that candidate. Orange-gold surfaces are minimally abraded and offer brilliant frosty luster. Housed in new NGC large font holder.
Gold G$20 1927 1927
MS62 NGC
4760481005
Original $2275 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Lighter Orange-Gold Coloring, Accurately Graded. A quality 1927 Philadelphia struck St. Gaudens featuring brilliant frosty luster and lighter orange-gold coloring. Accurate graded and housed in new NGC large font holder.