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Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Early Commemoratives
Gold G$1 1903 1903
MS62 NGC
1606799008
Choice $800 LA Purchase, McKinley, Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Bart Chapman Collection.. Prior to the days of mass media and instant communication, international expositions served as the best way to see the whole world at once. A farmer living in Missouri could never afford a voyage around the entire world, but visiting the World's Fair in St. Louis, perhaps a couple counties away, was a definite possibility. Attending countries put their best foot forward to showcase their commerce and culture, and the creation of U.S. commemorative coins to mark the event was no surprise. This piece honored the recently assassinated President McKinley, similar to the situation with the Kennedy half dollar in 1964. This coin exhibits warm orange-gold color with occasionally copper shading on both sides. Just 17,500 were struck, many of which entered circulation after being eventually spent by World's Fair attendees. This piece shows minimal handling and is a pleasant exception. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
$1 - Type 1 Liberty Head
Gold G$1 1849D 1849-D
AU55
NGC
4349109001
Gem $6100 Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Russet patina in the protected areas graces the orange-yellow fields and central figures. Hints of navy color are additionally evident at the rims as the piece is carefully tilted under a light. Liberty and the surrounding stars are exceptionally defined with no trace of strike softness. The reverse die is rotated 80-degrees clockwise, and such rotations are common within the Dahlonega one-dollar gold series. Low mintages are the rule for these Dahlonega one-dollar pieces, and the 1849-D issue is no exception, with 21, 588 examples struck. The CAC population is 54 pieces, with 15 coins at the Mint State level. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1852D 1852-D
AU58 NGC
1876150011
Choice $6800 Choice Original, Osprey Collection.. Yellow-gold color graces the surfaces of this low-mintage Dahlonega piece. The Georgia Mint struck 6,360 pieces in this year, of which perhaps a hundred examples survive today. This is a well-impressed coin, with sharp hair and star detail. Strike quality varies considerably on these Dahlonega coins, and the production quality at the mother Mint in Philadelphia was clearly superior. The remaining luster is easily apparent, consistent with the assigned grade. Note, a number of marks in the obverse left field represent clashed dies and are not a result of circulation. Clashed dies are rampant in the one-dollar gold series, another reminder than coining technology has greatly progressed since the 19th century. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Gold G$1 1854D 1854-D
AU58 NGC
2039898062
Choice $9300 Choice Original, Osprey Collection.. All the dates in the Dahlonega one-dollar series are challenging, but this one is even more so, with a low mintage of 2,935 pieces. The Winter reference on Dahlonega gold estimates that fewer than a hundred examples exist. Yellow-gold patina covers both sides of this piece, with faint bluish tones evident as the coin is tilted under a light. The reverse exhibits extensive die polish lines throughout, among the most ever seen by this cataloger. It is worth remembering that die polish appears as raised lines on a struck coin, and that the highest points of the die correspond to the lowest points on the coin. Clearly the Dahlonega coiner attacked this reverse die aggressively. NGC has certified 78 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in newer NGC holder with Manhattan Collection pedigree on the label.
$1 - Type 2 Indian Princess
Gold G$1 1855 1855
MS62 PCGS
37649798
Choice $2050 Type 2 Indian Princess, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey Green-Gold Coloration, Heavy Die Clashing. 1855 saw the Type 2 Indian Princess hub design employed for a full year prior to the conversion to the final Type 3 design in 1856. Gold type collectors are always challenged with locating a Type 2 due to its brief issuance during the latter part of 1854 and throughout 1855. This accurately graded MS62 example offers brilliant frosted luster under a bright light along with honey green-gold coloration. Both sides are heavily clashed from well worn and cracked dies. The obverse has die cracks at the tops of ST(ATES) while the reverse has haloed devices and a bold die crack from left to the rim. One well hidden obverse contact mark is consistent with the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$1 1855 1855
AU55
NGC
2689500010
Choice $895 Type 2 Indian Princess Date, Steely-Frosted Luster, Yellow Green-Gold. Keeping Type 2 Indian $1 gold is stock is an ongoing challenge. The 1855 date and the 1854 Type 2s continue to see pricing appreciation, especially when CAC approved. From the Pittsburgh ANA show comes this choice example with yellow green-gold coloration and steely-frosted luster. Slight is better than average with heavy reverse die clashing. Surfaces are unabraded other than a short line below the right ribbon end. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
$1 - Type 3 Indian Princess
Gold G$1 1856 1856
Slanted 5
MS62
PCGS
16228955
Choice HOLD
$825
Choice Original Slant 5 Specimen, Rich Orange-Gold, Frosted Luster, Active Cartwheels. If searching for a Type 3 Indian Princess $1 gold piece for either a date set or type, this eye appealing 1856 example should garner your consideration. A well balanced survivor with rich orange-gold coloration. Under a bright light, the frosted luster is brilliant along with active cartwheels. Why only the certified MS62 grade when eye appeal is substantially higher? A 10x review, under angled lighting, revealed two well hidden vertical lines on the reverse. Those lines are not visible in the GFRC images and require careful inspection to locate. This piece brings notable value at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1860S 1860-S
MS61 NGC
4928480003
Choice $3150 Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Steely-Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold, Choice Example. The Texas bank box divestment continues with the lone U.S. gold lot that is a low mintage San Francisco issue. Mintage for the 1860-S date is a low 13,000 pieces. This survivor warrants a GFRC-Choice quality rating for its bold radiance from steely-frosted fields. Coloration is honey-gold. Bright light inspection confirms vibrant cartwheels. The lower obverse field exhibits several micro marks that are consistent with the certified grade. A pretty piece overall at an attractive price point as I don't see any rub. Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$1 1870 1870
AU53 PCGS
46810802
Original HOLD
$850
New June 13! Steely Luster, Classic Honey Green-Gold, Near-Choice Original. Consignor Price Reduction. This is a lightly worn 1870 $1 gold piece with classic honey green-gold coloration. Bright light inspection exposes steely fields and the resulting reflective luster. Obverse devices are deeply impressed while the upper reverse is weakness struck. A few hairlines in the lower reverse wreath hold this piece back from a full Choice quality rating. Ex Reed Hawn Collection Sale, Stacks Lot #915, October 1993. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1881 1881
MS64
PCGS
20190185
Choice $1425 New July 8! Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction! Production of one-dollar gold pieces fell drastically following the onset of the Civil War and never truly recovered. Annual mintages in the thousands are typical, and the Guide Book lists a long string of four-figure production levels. Even though somewhat available given higher than average survival rates, the allure of a low mintage figure remains compelling. This example exhibits frosty yellow-orange color with the lightest patina at the rims. CAC notes 122 pieces total, with 105 coins finer, and assigns a value of $1,580 in MS64. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1887 1887
MS63
PCGS
45322083
Choice $1045 New July 8! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction! Frosty yellow-gold surfaces reveal hints of rose patina and scattered bits of red-copper color. Most one-dollar pieces of this decade migrated quickly into collector hands, and high-grade survivors are the rule. As a result, highly lustrous and completely detailed examples, such as the present coin, are available to today’s collector at reasonable price points. CAC has certified 119 coins total, with 101 pieces finer. The CAC price guide value is $1,100 in MS63. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
$2.5 Classic Head
Gold G$2.5 1836 1836
Script 8 HM-4
AU55
CACG
964482753
Choice HOLD
$2175
New June 21! Frosted Luster, Classic Green-Gold Presentation, Excellent Strike. This 1836 HM-4 $2.5 gold piece offers traditional green-gold coloration along with being struck by late die state dies. A bold die crack proceed from star 6 down through the center device and concludes between stars 12 and 13. Frosted luster appears under a bright light. There is light rub on the highest points along with a few micro-ticks, most being on the reverse. Housed in new CAC Grading holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards. Script 8 is noted on the label. This example has been freshly graded and is not a legacy stickered piece.
$2.5 Liberty
Gold G$2.5 1851O 1851-O
VP-001
AU58 NGC
4928446006
Choice $2250 1851/1851-O, Steely Frosted Luster, Honey Green-Gold, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. 1851 New Orleans struck $2.5 gold will occasionaly be located with bold repunching below the final 1 digit. However, a careful inspection of this VP-001, from the the Oregon Beaver Colleftion, revealed all four digits being repunched lower and to the left. Interestingly, PCGS has yet to recognize what is an obvious double date occurence while NGC does. This example is accurately graded with a full obverse strike while the reverse has typical center weakness. Coloration is a pleasing honey green-gold with some orange at the right viewing angle. Surfaces are nicely preserved with only a few scattered marks in the lower right obverse field requiring mention. Housed in new large font NGC holder with VP-001 variety attribution on the label.
Gold G$2.5 1854O 1854-O
EF45
NGC
3891583012
Choice $1150 Classic Copper-Green Gold, Well Preserved, CAC Approved. 1854 brought the distinction of the $2.5 gold denomination being struck at all five mints of that era. The Dahlonega and San Francisco issues are brutally difficult to locate while the Charlotte is not far behind in rarity. This leaves the New Orleans issue as being available for branch mint collectors. Though the mintage is only 153,000, the date is seen with some frequency. This new GFRC offering is readily noted for its classic copper-green gold coloration and smooth surfaces. The circulated eye appeal is all there and pleasing. Housed in NGC Gen 17 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1862 1862
AU58
NGC
3311124012
Choice $3900 Important Civil War Issue, Light Frosty Luster, Green-Gold Coloring, Pristine Surfaces. An important Civil War era Liberty $2.5 gold offering that is challenging in all grades. Mintage was limited to 98,508 with question marks concerning the amount that was actually released into east coast circulation during a period when all silver and gold specie disappeared from commerce due to hoarding. This pristine 1862 survivor warrants close scrutiny for inclusion in an advanced $2.5 gold set. Surfaces scream originality with their natural green-gold coloring and light frosted texture. Surfaces are entirely unabraded and so pleasing with darker "dirt" in some protected areas. Strike is also complete. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1862 1862
AU58
NGC
6058476006
Choice $3950 Honey Green-Gold, Well Preserved, Everyman Set Grade, Osprey Collection. Bright light inspection exposes radiant frosted luster and honey green-gold surfaces that are unabraded. The AU58 grade has been popularized by the PCGS Everyman Set Registry initiative. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1878 1878
MS61 NGC
6061089004
Choice $695 Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, Complete Strike, Scenic Lakeview Collection. Whether searching for a $2.5 gold type coin or just placing nice examples in a PCGS blue box, this quality 1878 $2.5 should work just fine. Frosted luster coupled with honey-gold hues combine for a pleasing viewing experience. I like the coin at the grade as the strike is all there. A reverse line above the eagle most likely accounts for the technical grade though the visuals are better. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1879S 1879-S
MS61 PCGS
34391030
Choice $2500 Scarce Final Year Issue, Partially Mirrored Fields, Nice Reflectance, Lizard King Collection. This is the first 1879-S $2.5 gold piece to be handled by GFRC and what a why to get started with the date. Please note this lovely Lizard King Collection duplicate with partially mirrored fields and sharp reflective luster on both sides. Cartwheels are vibrant with angled lighting. Overall coloration is best described as yellow-gold. Strike is typical while the fields are ever so lightly chattered. Overall, a fairly graded example with a competitive offer number. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1895 1895
MS64
PCGS
38596965
Choice $2750 Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, Near-Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. Every coin that crosses the GFRC desk has its special characteristics. In the case of this near-gem 1895 $2.5 quarter eagle, brilliant luster and eye appeal are that of a higher grade. Obverse fields are lightly mirrored and offer reflective radiance. Reverse fields are frosted with corresponding bright light appearance. Overall luster was so intense that the standard contrast application, during GFRC image processing, was dampened to accurate capture visual effects. The assigned MS64 grade is a function of faint obverse chatter in the field and on the cheek. Frankly, the luster far outweighs any contact marks. Limited mintage of 6,000. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1906 1906
MS64+ PCGS
29920855
Gem $850 New July 18! Superb Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, A Gem, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. Let's go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this eye catching 1906 $2.5 Liberty strike. This piece is very well balanced and will please the buyer for sure. Immediately noted is the brilliant frosted luster that radiates from honey green-gold surfaces. Swirling cartwheels arrive with angled lighting. Surfaces are close to pristine with a single well hidden chat line holding back full gem certification. Not sent to CAC by GFRC or the Wisconsin Gold consignor and moving directly to the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1906 1906
MS63 PCGS
43473167
Choice $785 Choice Original, Scenic Lakeview Collection. How I enjoy handling crusty Mint State U.S. gold with surfaces that are consistent with this Scenic Lakeview 1906 $2.5. Sure, it is a common date but the visuals are what are important here. Coloration is a honey-gold surrounding by deeper peripheral copper-gold. Bold motifs from a complete strike add to the charm. This piece has the "look" and will certainly please the new owner at the offer price. I have no idea if this piece has been to CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1906 1906
MS63
PCGS
43773788
Choice $825 Rich Honey-Gold, Frosted Luminous, Near-Gem Original, Scenic Lakeview Collection. GFRC images should well convey the attractive nature of this 1906 $2.5 gold piece. Rich honey-gold is complemented by brilliant frosted luster. Part of the bright light routine is checking cartwheel action. This piece does just fine with nicely rotating reflectance. A few micro-ticks in front of the face holds this piece back from a GFRC-Gem quality rating. Fairly priced and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for the overall quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1907 1907
MS64 PCGS
46182798
Choice $890 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold, Osprey Collection. Sharp granular frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels are the primary highlights of this newly holdered 1907 $2.5 gold piece. The Osprey Collection continues to dig out quality gold for the price list including this offering. Coloration is a uniform honey-gold on this new gem. Fully struck with faint die polish lines behind the Liberty device. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1907 1907
MS64 PCGS
28288517
Choice $675 Choice Original, Frosted Luster, City by The Bay Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. The rich orange and fiery red patina of this colorful quarter eagle will appeal to aficionados of toned gold coinage. Lustrous fields host mixed shades of tangerine, copper, and yellow gold, and overall eye appeal is pleasing. This issue represents the final year of the Liberty Head quarter eagle design, concluding an extensive 67-year series. The PCGS price guide value is $850 in MS64. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. PCGS #7859.
Gold G$2.5 1907 1907
MS63 PCGS
29920857
Choice $650 New July 18! Bold Strike, Orange Green-Gold, Choice Surfaces, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. I'm impressed with the visual consistent of the latest Wisconsin Gold Collection consignment. Each quarter eagle is lightly toned with honey green-gold coloration as is the case for this 1907 lot. The luster is brilliant and will "sparkle" when moved throughout a bright light. Strike is also fully executed with deeply impressed motifs. Worthy of careful inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
$2.5 Indian
Gold G$2.5 1908 1908
MS64+
PCGS
42227977
Gem $3200 New June 5! Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. Consignor Pricing Reduction. The Indian $2.50 set is uncomplicated, consisting of 14 pieces with similar mintages, and a single issue, the 1911-D, above the rest in terms of rarity. A complete set is accessible to many collectors, and GFRC recommends purchasing several of the more common pieces first, in order to acquire an understanding of what to look for when considering the lone “stopper” in the set. The present coin exhibits even yellow-gold surfaces with only a few scattered lines in the fields. The plus designation on this example is significant, as the CAC price guide value advances from $2,620 in MS64 to $6,300 in MS65. Whether building a $2.50 Indian set or simply seeking noteworthy pieces, this is an appealing example that will easily stand above other coins at the MS64 level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1910 1910
MS63
NGC
2028521004
Choice $1750 Rich Honey-Gold Presentation, Light Satiny Luster, Hammered Strike. Yet another 2023 Manchester NH show purchase arrives to the price list. This 1910 Indian $2.5 is notable for its hammered strike and deeper honey-gold coloration. A careful examination of the images will reveal nicely raised bonnet devices and deeply impressed eagle feathers on the lower reverse. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with luster being the critical parameter that is driving the certified grade. A lovely piece of early 20th century gold. Housed in NGC Gen 7.0 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1911 1911
MS64+
NGC
6613107001
Gem $2650 Glowing Satiny Luster, Hammered Strike, Light Honey-Gold, CAC Approved. This 1911 $2.5 gold Indian is an ideal candidate for a type set for three reasons. First is the absolutely hammered strike which illustrates every minute detail of the iconic Bela Lyon Pratt design. Second is the glowing satiny luster that appears when viewed under a bright light. Finally, the CAC legacy green bean validates the strict originality and accurate grading. This piece is clearly worthy of a GFRC-Gem quality rating. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1912 1912
AU55 NGC
3838706004
Choice $425 New June 27! Choice Original. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Rose-gold patina evenly covers both sides of this Indian quarter eagle. Bela Lyon Pratt's incuse design was a first for U.S. coinage, and the overall look represented an intriguing departure from existing coins. While the central figures remain nearly as struck, this piece exhibits scattered ticks in the fields, as expected for the near-MS grade level. This is a pleasing type coin that will sell for a modest premium over its melt value. Housed in a NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1912 1912
AU55
PCGS
26858271
Choice $650 Residual Satiny Luster, Honey Green-Goal, Light Wear, CAC Approved, Scenic Lakeview Collection. Satiny luster and pristine surfaces are the highlights of this near-gem quality rated 1912 $2.5 Indian. A green-gold coloration is consistent on both sides while the surfaces are close to pristine. Light wear is seen on the high points. The CAC green bean rewards the overall quality and eye appeal. Perfect for a type or date set collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 holder (20012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1913 1913
MS62 PCGS
83719862
Choice $750 Satiny Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces. Taken in trade at Summer FUN with open arms. Satiny luster is immediately evident under angled lighting. Coloration is honey-gold with no copper spots. A 10x inspection revealed a few micro lines of no consequence. A pleasing piece at a competitive price for type or whatever your buying need is. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1913 1913
AU55 NGC
3274384008
Original $535 Residual Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, Union Bridge Collection. Yet another $2.5 gold release from the Union Bridge Collection with honey gold coloration. Residual luster has reflective characteristics. Several reverse marks preclude a higher quality rating. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1925D 1925-D
MS60
NGC Fatty
179395024
Choice $750 Popular Type Date, Honey Yellow-Gold, Steely Luster, Osprey Collection. During the early TPG days, the MS60 grade assignment was much more common that today. This new Osprey Collection offering is from that era and has been CAC approved since the grading is quite conservative. Steely luster is quite reflective under angled lighting. A combination of orange and yellow-gold are intermixed. This is a common type with no rarity premium and ideal for type. Housed in NGC Gen 4 no line brown label Fatty holder with CAC approval. Please note that the reverse plastic has a diagonal line and some type of glue residue that I'm unable to remove.
Gold G$2.5 1926 1926
MS64 PCGS
07158559
Choice $815 Satiny Luster, Pristine Surfaces, Orange-Gold Patina, Well Struck. Not every U.S gold piece that crosses the GFRC desk is CAC approved though this lovely 1926 $2.5 Indian is close. Satiny luster is typical for the issue as is the orange-gold coloring. Fully struck with minimal field abrasions. A solid offering for type or a special gold stash. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder though the serial number dates back to the old green holder timeframe and probably regraded during the mid 2000 period.
Gold G$2.5 1926 1926
MS63
NGC Fatty
246889004
Choice $795 New June 27! Inexpensive CAC Approved Type, Pristine Fatty Holder, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Honey-Gold. Shimmering satiny luster is quite eye catching when placing this Indian $2.5 under a bright light. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with a single contact mark on the cheek worthy of mention. This lovely gold piece is housed in a pristine NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) no line brown label Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1929 1929
MS63 PCGS
46575372
Choice $835 Ideal for Type, Honey Green-Gold, Satiny Luster, CAC Approval. I'm thoroughly enjoying the luster on this 1929 $2.5 Indian and believe you will too! Well preserved surfaces are colored a medium honey green-gold. The luster in intriguing as quite dense and with a satiny texture. A fine candidate for a Mint State gold type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1929 1929
MS62 PCGS
27588590
Choice $775 Reflective Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Honey-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces. A pleasing $2.5 Indian strike that was taken in trade at the 2023 Winter FUN show. Reflective luster originates from lightly mirrored surfaces when viewed with angled lighting. Strike is typical for the issue. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
$3 Princess
Gold G$3 1854 1854
AU50
NGC
3334002017
Choice $1750 $3 Princess Type, Honey Green-Gold, Steely Luster, CAC Approved. Above average steely luster is immediately noted when first checking this 1854 $3 Princess. Peripheral mint frost remains on both sides with a concertration of honey-gold. Centers are classic green-gold. An arcing line is noted by (ST)ATES did not bother CAC as the originality is unquestionable. A "common" date that is ideal for type with its CAC approval. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Gold G$3 1874 1874
AU58 NGC
1276595003
Choice HOLD
$1795
Notable Type Candidate, Partially Mirrored, Strong Reflectance. 1874 $5 gold is the perfect type date due to mintage and common date pricing. There must be more type collectors than those building a prohibitively difficult date and mintmark set, therefore the constant search for above average "common date" examples for the price list. The high points for this 1874 AU58 are the partially mirrored fields and the resulting strong reflectance. Let's just say this one lights up under a bright light and is eye catching. Coloration is honey green-gold with orange hues on the lower obverse. Fields are well preserved with a couple of tiny ticks. If without those ticks, a gem quality rating would have been given as this one is that close. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Gold G$3 1878 1878
MS64 PCGS
45525284
Choice $4950 Mint State Type Opportunity, Attractive Orange Green-Gold, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Osprey Collection. Another 2023 Pittsburgh ANA purchase, this Mint State $3 Princess would be ideal for an advanced U.S. gold type set. Luster is bold and frosty brilliant and amplifies the orange shades that are overlaid on top of green-gold. With a 10x, consistent mint bloom is evident along with faint field chatter that probably accounts for the certified grade. In hand and under a bright light, the heavy mint frost is dominant and a joy. 1878 is a common $3 gold date making this lot ideal for type set collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Gold G$3 1878 1878
MS61
CACG
961279755
Choice $3450 Perfect Type Candidate in CACG Holder, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey Green-Gold, So Choice... This 1878 $3 Princess was purchased in a private transaction at the 2022 Summer FUN show and held back for grading. The CACG launch was the perfect time to have this piece successfully holderd to CAC legacy standards. An ideal type candidate in a break through holder. Frosted luster is readily evident under a bright light along with the honey green-gold coloration. Surfaces have the faintest of chatter which has been accounted for in the certified grade. lHoused in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and straight graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Gold G$3 1878 1878
AU58
PCGS
46515842
Choice $2650 Ideal for $3 Gold Type, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey Green-Gold Coloration, CAC Approval. 1878 Philadelphia struck $3 gold was produced to the tune of 82,304 pieces, a fairly low number by silver coinage standards but not for $3 gold. This "high" mintage leads to not date or rarity premium and perfect candidate for a U.S. gold type set. Next is the fact that this is a premium example that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Frosty luster is thoroughly eye catching as are the smooth green-gold fields. The kind CAC staff agreed and awarded this piece a green bean. I'm tight on this coin so please consider my profit as a finder's fee. This one is 100% guaranteed to please. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$3 1889 1889
AU58
NGC
6677754009
Choice $5250 Final Year Design issue, Honey Green-Gold, CAC Approved. 1889 brought the final production for the venerable $3 Princess gold design by John Longacre. Mintage was a scant 2,300 pieces though the date was saved as a mementos of a terminated denomination. Choice examples are challenging but can be located with patience. The 2023 Pittsburgh ANA event saw the purchase of this choice example as part of a larger gold deal. One immediately notes the natural honey-green gold coloration and steely reflectance from a well made survivor. Surfaces are free of distractions too. Fully choice and certain to please as this date is infrequently seen. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
$5 Liberty
Gold G$5 1854 1854
AU58
NGC
6063925012
Choice $1650 New June 27! Classic Crusty Liberty Gold, Choice Original, Ex Port Matilda Collection.. Rose-gold patina fills the protected areas and contrasts neatly with deeper color in the fields and high points of the portrait. Light crust is evident in the braids and shield. Examples of the 1854 half eagle issue are not rare, but do become more challenging at higher grades. This near-Mint State example is an attractive piece that resides at the upper end of the CAC census, which notes 116 pieces in all grades, and 18 coins at the Mint State levels. The CAC price guide value is $1,640 as reference. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1858C 1858-C
AU53 NGC
6515836015
Choice $4700 Charlotte $5 Type Candidate, Classic Copper Green-Gold, Osprey Collection. Charlotte branch mint gold fans will quickly recognize that the 1858 issue is the most available date in the higher circulated grades. This issue was well struck including a reverse where weakness is limited to the eagle's neck while the lower leg and feathers are generally sharp. In the case of this Osprey Collection offering, only the lower obverse curl and right claw are weak. Fields are lightly abraded and consistent with expectations for the date. As the GFRC images indicate, coloration is a copper green-gold which is traditional. I'm certain that this lovely example will not last long once reaching the price list and Collectors Corner. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$5 1868 1868
VF35
PCGS
39366105
Choice $3750 Rare $5 Liberty, CAC Population of 4! Choice Original.. CAC has certified but four examples of this rare date five, from an original mintage of 5,700 pieces. The Liberty Head half eagle series is extensive and stretches from 1838 to 1908, and few collectors pursue an entire set. This leaves opportunities such as the present offering, which would be under more pressure as a date if additional set builders entered the market. As it stands, CAC has certified only a handful of pieces in its 16 years of operation, and the opportunity to acquire another may not present itself for several years. This example exhibits orange-gold color with liberal amounts of copper-red patina in the protected areas, graced by light crust in the shield, wings, arrows, and legend. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1872 1872
EF45
PCGS
40991579
Choice $8000 Rare Philadelphia Date, Tiny Mintage, Partially Mirrored, Light Crusted Green-Gold. A rarity within the $5 Liberty gold series, this 1872 dated example is one of only 1,660 struck. Total certified PCGS population is 28 in all AU grades while CAC has approved only 3 at those grades a stark contrast that reminds of the limited amount of choice gold that survives to the present day. Pittsburgh ANA brought this newly offered example with the classic green-gold appearance. Surfaces are so ever lightly crusted with that unquestionable original look. The rarity numbers are easily researched. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1872S 1872-S
AU53 PCGS
30375892
Choice $3250 Scarce San Francisco Date, Frosted Luster, Choice Original. The 1872-S five represents another scarce emission among the San Francisco half eagle series, with only 118 pieces noted in the PCGS census. This example reveals rich copper-orange patina throughout, with liberal amounts of fiery red color especially evident on the reverse. Obverse stars exhibit surrounding luster, which is additionally present in the recessed portions of the portrait. The PCGS Coin Facts value in AU53 is $4,000. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder. Note, reverse haze is on the holder.
Gold G$5 1880 1880
MS64
PCGS
34160615
Choice $1350 Honey-Gold, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Osprey Collection. Yet another Osprey Collection offering that would be ideal for a Mint State level U.S. gold type set. Surfaces emit glowing frosted radiance while a bright light exposes the expected honey green-gold coloration. Vibrant cartwheels add to the visual delight. Two obverse contact marks hold this lovely half eagle from a higher grade though the visual appeal is stronger. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1880CC 1880-CC
VF20
NGC
5742591018
Choice $2675 Bettter $5 Carson City Date, Natural Copper-Gold, Choice Surfaces. The 1880-CC $5 gold piece is on the lower end of the survival scale when reviewing the CAC population report. A total of 65 examples have been approved with the bulk of the distribution between EF45 and AU58 at substantially higher premiums. If wishing to own a piece of early Carson City issued gold, this moderately worn example presents a compelling entry point. Surfaces are entirely original with the expected copper-gold patina. A few circulation marks attest to the fact that this lot did circulate in the early frontier period. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The CDN CAC guides stands at $2620 for reference.
Gold G$5 1881 1881
MS63
PCGS
39615137
Choice $1000 Glowing Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Type Set Candidate. CAC gold continues to be in high demand. Luckily, Hound Dog Dan is able to locate choice gold with excellent eye. This 1881 $5 half eagle offers glowing frosty luster and swirling cartwheels from orange-gold toned surfaces. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1884CC 1884-CC
AU53+ PCGS
43557341
Choice $9500 Very Scarce Carson City Date, Flawless Preservation, Frosted Green-Gold Luster, Osprey Collection. Hound Dog Dan is back with yet another European purchase for the price list that is most impressive. This 1884-CC $5 gold piece is scarce in all grades and commands a substantial premium as a Carson City date. First noted was the flawless preservation after 10x inspection. The surfaces are just pristine with light wear on the high points and fields. Coloration is classic honey green-gold while the luster is frosted. Cartwheels are all there and vibrant. The obverse has multiple die scratches including through LIBE(RTY) and another from below the eye and down through the cheek. A die spur is obvious at the left edge of the neck. Worthy of its GFRC Choice quality rating and a CAC submission by the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Gold G$5 1888S 1888-S
MS63
CACG
46044320
Choice $6150 Condition Census Offering, Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Presentation, Fully Choice, CACG Holder. Since sporting a mintage of 293,900, the 1888-S $5 gold date is often treated as a "common date" in lower grades though one could argue that the date is scarce in all grades as a starting point. The situation shifts dramatically in Mint State where this date becomes very rare at the choice grade level. GFRC is pleased to be offering this CAC Grading example at the MS63 certified level. Only three examples have been stickered along with this CACG holdered specimen. The CDN CAC report indicates only one finer at MS64 without pricing guidance. This under appreciated example offers choice surfaces and glowing frosted luster. Under a bright light, the honey green-gold presentation is immediately evident. Worthy of serious consideration by U.S. gold collectors who seek an under appreciated rarity. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Gold G$5 1890 1890
AU58
NGC
5750950004
Choice $3750 Rare Philadelphia Date, Tiny Mintage, Steely Reflectance, Honey Green-Gold, CAC Approval. Given its tiny mintage of 4,240, this 1890 $5 issue is challenging to locate in most grades. GFRC is pleased to be offering an AU58 certified example with CAC approval. Overall coloration is a honey green-gold with lighter shades during angled lighting review. An originally preserved example that has steely fields and moderate reflectance. Fields exhibit some chatter of no consequence. CAC has approved only 17 in all grades with 5 finer. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$5 1891 1891
MS64
PCGS
41436481
Choice $3750 Rare Uncirculated, Superb Rose-Gold Coloring, Completed Strike, Near-Gem. 1891 Philadelphia $5 gold strikes were limited to 61,360 pieces in an era of massive silver coinage output. Most survivors are found with abrasions and/or light wear. At the MS64 level, this grade becomes rare and even more so with CAC approval. PCGS has not certified a single gem specimen, therefore MS64 and MS64+ graded examples are as good as it gets. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the MS64 certified survivors that also has CAC approval. An infrequently seen rose-gold coloring is consistent on both sides. Bright light inspection is a joy given the brilliant frosted luster that explodes off the surfaces. Strike is 100% complete and rounds out the checklist for a designating this offering a near-gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder. Previously sold by GFRC during June 2021 for $4350.
Gold G$5 1893 1893
MS64
NGC
6088561032
Choice $1225 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Completed Strike, Rose-Gold Coloring, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. Part of a small hoard recently purchased by GFRC. This 1893 $5 gold piece offers rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is light rose-gold. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893 1893
MS64
NGC
6088561136
Choice $1225 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Completed Strike, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. Part of a small hoard recently purchased by GFRC. This 1893 $5 gold piece offers rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is light orange-gold with hints of rose. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893 1893
MS64
NGC
6088561157
Choice $1225 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Completed Strike, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. Part of a small hoard recently purchased by GFRC. This 1893 $5 gold piece offers rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is light orange-gold with hints of rose. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1895S 1895-S
MS62
PCGS
41453606
Choice $4150 Rare in Mint State, Few Finer CAC Approved, Sparkling Frosted Luster, Osprey Collection. Another San Francisco $5 gold date that sports a reasonable mintage but is rare in choice Mint State. Even in the late 19th century, west coast coinage had few collectors to selectively "put pieces away" for the long term. As a result, the 1895-S date brings a substantial premium when CAC approved. All but 9 of the 45 approved are at the circulated level. The Osprey Collection is offering a choice example that exhibits pretty sparkling frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloration is a light honey-gold. Scattered field chatter accounts for the certified grade. Only four are finer. Fairly priced for the rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval. The label captures the Fairmont Collection pedigree.
Gold G$5 1895S 1895-S
AU58
NGC
255452010
Choice $1100 Underrated San Francisco $5 Date, Steely Frosted Luster, Choice Surfaces, Running Boar Collection. The 1895-S $5 gold date remains underrated given its mintage of only 112,000 pieces and very low surviving Mint State population. Total PCGS Mint State population stands at 44 pieces while CAC has approved only 10 comparable examples. This date sees a dramatic pricing increase starting at the MS62 level. This Running Boar lot presents value given the AU58 certification and CAC green bean. Luster falls into the steely-frosted category while the coloration is an even honey-gold with some background green under a bright light. Mint bloom is available throughout the devices and periphery. Strike is complete other than the reverse arrow feathers. Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1901S 1901-S
MS65 NGC
6517285006
Gem $2150 Luster Bomb, Brilliant Reflectance, Honey Gold. Yep, 1901-S $5 half eagles are certainly common, however I could not pass up buying this luster bomb gem at the Summer Baltimore show. Dazzling metallic luster explodes under bright light and even has me taking second and third looks before I move on. I'm calling a JUST BY IT NOW recommendation and believe the new buyer will be thrilled. Yes, this piece does not have a green bean and I'm uncertain if having been to Far Hills, since changed to the Bedminster address for the CAC Stickering business. A few of the tiniest lines are seen on the obverse and could be the limiting factor for a superb gem certification. Trust me on this one. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$5 1904 1904
MS64+ PCGS
25602008
Choice $1050 New July 18! Granular Frosted Luster, Green-Gold, Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. A total of 392,000 dated 1904 quarter eagles were struck in Philadelphia that year with a high survival rate in Mint State. This date is therefore ideal for type. Enter the Wisconsin Gold Collection and this charming example. Surfaces are near pristine and radiate a soft frosted luster. Strike is typical. Coloration is close to pure green-hold with no other hues present. This is a charming example for those that want unobtrusive but strictly original coins in a collections. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$5 1905 1905
MS64+
NGC
6331828001
Gem $1500 Superb Type Offering, Granular Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, Osprey Collection. The 1905 $5 gold issue is ideal for type since there is no date premium associated with a mintage of 302,200. This date is considered slightly scarcer than "common" for those who keep track of gold date rarity. The Osprey Collection has hit a homerun with this example purchased at the Pittsburgh ANA. Tightly textured frosted luster is softly brilliant and thoroughly pleasing under a light source. Coloration is a uniform honey-gold with "dirt" free surfaces. Strike is bold and complete. The MS64+ grade is technically accurate as there is scattered field chatter, however the overall eye appeal won the day at CAC. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1907 1907
MS63+
PCGS
81886508
Choice $1000 Greenish and Orange-Gold, Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval, Retro Old Green Holder. A charming 1907 Liberty $5 gold piece with multi-color gold presentation. Bright light inspection reveals a base layer of green-gold that is overlaid with fine transparent layer of orange patina. Frosted luster is brilliant and delightful. Strike is complete. Accurately graded with popular (+) designation and housed in PCGS 6.0 holder with retro 30th Anniversary old green label. CAC approval validates the originality.
$5 Indian
Gold G$5 1909 1909
MS64
PCGS
46569876
Gem $4150 Better Philadephia Date, Rich Honey-Gold, Sparkling Frosted Luster. Sparkling frosted luster is the highlight of this gem 1909 half eagle. The application of angled lighting, with my desk lamp, allows the surfaces to radiate light in all directions. Coloration is a rich honey-gold with background greens. A touch of chatter in the upper right reverse field holds this one back from a certified gem opinion. This is a really pretty piece that is certain to please. CAC price guide is $4120 which is consistent with the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Gold G$5 1909 1909
MS63+
PCGS
38932261
Choice $2475 Choice Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Clean fields are the hallmark of this near-MS64 example, with only minor chatter present. Scattered shades of ebon color frame the central figures, highlighting the bold Indian and defiant eagle. Luster is exceptional for the grade and the plus designation is clearly warranted. CAC notes 397 coins in all grades, with 114 pieces finer. The CAC price guide value in MS63 is $2,440, advancing to $4,120 in MS64. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909D 1909-D
MS64
PCGS
21503457
Choice $3200 Orange Green-Gold, Satiny Luster, Near-Gem, Osprey Collection. Thick satiny luster is the primary highlight of this CAC approved 1909-D Indian $5 gold piece. Lighting reflections simply flow across the surfaces with attractive textures. Coloration is a medium orange green-gold and entirely free of toning spots or other anomalies. A full strike further enhances the overall presentation. The CAC population is substantial at the MS64 grade but few have been approved at full gem. As usual, the Osprey Collection offers premium gold for clients including this lovely Indian. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909D 1909-D
MS64
NGC
6331754003
Choice $3100 Ideal Type Coin, Brilliant Satin Luster, Honey Green-Gold, Osprey Collection. The 1909-D $5 Indian is common in Mint State, thus an ideal candidate for type or date set formation. When working with short series, locating those with superior eye appeal should be goal. This Pittsburgh ANA new purchase will fit the bill nicely with its satiny reflectance and uniform honey green-gold presentation. Overall strike is sharp with nicely detailed devices. Overall, a well balance example that would be perfect for type or other collecting goals. Yet another strong offering by the Osprey Collection. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909D 1909-D
MS63+
PCGS
45336597
Choice $1685 Glowing Satiny Luster, Eye Appeal of a Higher Grade, Honey-Gold Coloration, CAC Approval. This new offering is a perfect $5 Indian type coin given its glowing satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels. The strike details on the headband feathers are quite impressive as are the reverse eagle feathers being deeply impressed. Coloration is honey-gold with no visual distraction under a bright light. 10x review reveals some scattered field chattered above the eagle's head which most likely accounts for the (+) grade rather than near-gem certification. CAC approval is fully warranted. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Gold G$5 1910 1910
MS64
PCGS
43926251
Choice $4350 Glowing Satiny Luster, Honey Green-Gold, Near-Gem Preservation, CAC Approved. The 1910 Indian Head $5 date is the more challenging Philadelphia issue among its peers validated by the CAC population report. At the MS64 grade, the 1910 and 1914 dates have 69 and 62 examples approved respective with other dates being more available. This new purchase is very well preserved and so close to a full GFRC-Gem quality rating. Crisp satiny luster establishes a notable "glow" when activated by the office desk lamp. Surfaces are essentially unabraded on this honey green-gold colored example. If building a premium Indian $5 gold set, this piece would easily establish itself as a long term keeper. As reference, the CDN CAC guide is $4500 with a jump to $18,600 in full gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval. The label captures the Fairmont Collection pedigree.
Gold G$5 1911D 1911-D
AU58 PCGS
44370862
Choice $4600 Key $5 Indian Date, Orange Green-Gold, Light Rub, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection returns to the price list with several key dates including this 1911-D $5 gold Indian. Mintage is a miniscule 72,500 pieces with choice Mint State or better population being limited for the collector base. The popular AU58 grade is the last "affordable" price point before moving into five figures. This example presents classic orange green-gold coloration and a natural crusty "look" that emphasizes originality. Sparkling frosted luster tickles the eyes when placed under a light source. Bottom line, this offering has it all at a fair price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Gold G$5 1912 1912
MS64
PCGS
25542746
Choice $3450 New June 5! Near-Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. Consignor Pricing Reduction. This MS64 example lies surprisingly close to the condition census, with only 11 coins reported finer by CAC, all at the MS65 level. Lustrous, orange-gold color exhibits hints of copper patina throughout. A few ticks above the motto are consistent with the assigned grade. CAC has approved 394 examples total, with 88 coins at the MS64 level. The CAC guide value is $4,200 in MS64 and advances to $14,400 in MS65. This example represents an optimal collector grade, separated from finest known by only a point, but at less than one-third of the cost. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1912 1912
MS63
NGC
6453767003
Choice $2550 Great Type Candidate, Steely-Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold, Well Preserved Surfaces. 1912 dated Indian $5 gold is known for its sharp luster and strong strikes. Yet another Summer Baltimore addition, this honey-gold colored example fits the bill. The obverse is pristine while there is one mark at the upper left reverse that is evident in the images. A premium example that is offered at a completive price to the CAC price guide. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1915S 1915-S
AU58
NGC
6063713009
Choice $2350 Crusty Original, Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold, Optimum Value Grade. The 1915-S $5 Indian gold issue is well known for being a major rarity in gem Mint State. Availability increases at the lower Mint State grades for a price while AU58 specimens provide an interesting value point as is the case with this new offering. Crusty surfaces scream originality while bright light viewing exposes sparkling frosted luster. Coloration is honey-gold and is to expectations for the issue. If seeking a 1915-S Indian five, please consider this example as the quality in all there and then some. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1916S 1916-S
AU58 PCGS
44529486
Choice $1125 Crusty Original, Classic Green-Gold Coloration, Part of a Matched Eight Piece San Francisco Collectiion. A 1916-S $5 gold Indian that is part of an eight piece lot, consistently graded AU58, with strict originality, green-gold coloration and that crusty European "look". This set was hand assembled by a long term GFRC client and is back on the price list after residing in a West Coast collection for a year's time. It would be a pity to break-up this set but business is business towards moving these to new homes. Please contact Gerry to discuss a potential purchase of the entire collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
$10 Liberty
Gold G$10 1854O 1854-O
Small Date
EF45 PCGS
39702984
Choice $3650 Small Date, Low Mintage, Choice Surfaces, Green-Gold with Peripheral Copper, Osprey Collection. 1854 New Orleans $10 gold mintage was limited to 52,500 piece. The date is found with Small and Large Date varieties with the rarity edge assigned to the Small Date. Survivors of both varieties are known to be heavily abraded and unattractive. The Osprey Collection is back with a hand selected Small Date offering that features choice surfaces and above average eye appeal. This piece brings a base layer of greenish-gold coloring that is overlaid with peripheral orange-copper shades. Surfaces are so ever lightly abraded and certainly pleasing for the issue. A small die crack is seen through the light side of the 8 digit. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$10 1856S 1856-S
AU53 PCGS
42764545
Choice HOLD
$2425
New June 27! Rare Early San Francisco Date, Strictly Original Surfaces, Residual Frosted Luster, Osprey Collection.. 1856 brought the third year of San Francisco $10 eagle production yielding 68,000 strikes. This issue is scarce in AU and very rare in Mint State with few examples certified. The former Osprey Collection lot, and fresh buyback, offers well preserved surfaces along with being a borderline CAC candidate. Warm honey green-gold is complimented by steely-frosted radiance while being reviewed under my office desk lamp. The reverse strike is full while the obverse lacks several star center points. When viewed with a 10x, "dirt" is present in the protected areas and validates the strict originality. Surfaces are minimally abraded and pleasing. If searching for a special No Motto type example, this lot is worthy of careful scrutiny. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Gold G$10 1881CC 1881-CC
AU53
NGC
6815391004
Choice $6600 Popular Carson City Date, Classic Green-Gold, Super Preservation, Osprey Collection. 1881 Carson City $10 production was limited to 24,015 pieces with an estimated survival rate of 375-450 pieces per Rusty Goe. The Osprey Collection is back with a thoroughly pleasing mid-AU grade specimen that offers classic green-gold eye appeal and well preserved surfaces. The "dirty" surfaces scream originality with CAC agreeing. Total CAC population is 79 with 8 at the certified grade. The CDN CAC guide is $6,900 as a reference. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1881CC 1881-CC
AU53
NGC Fatty
262601001
Choice $6950 Popular Carson City Eagle Date, Orange Green-Gold, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. 1881 Carson City $10 gold mintage is 24,105 and the highest in the series until 1891, making this a popular issue for the collector. Rusty Goe suggests a survival of 375-450 in all grades with this newly released Osprey Collection example being at a compelling grade. Warm orange green-gold surfaces retain their steely frosted characteristics. Sharply struck devices show off nearly full definition on both sides while the surfaces exhibit some light field chattered that expected for a larger gold piece that did move through western frontier commerce. Total CAC population is 79 with 8 at the certified grade. The CDN CAC guide is $6,900 as a reference. Housed in NGC Gen 4 (1990-1992) no line Fatty holder with brown label and CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1882 1882
MS63
NGC
4274962012
Choice HOLD
$1750
Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. A differentiated $10 Liberty gold offering from the Wisconsin Gold Collection that needs a new home. Both sides feature rose-gold coloration, a decidedly minority appearance for U.S. gold. Luster is frosted brilliant with swirling cartwheels. Some scattered field ticks are consistent with the certified grade. I am compelled to go with a near-gem quality rating as the overall eye appeal, including the rose toning, should please the winning bidder for years to come. A notable value as the CAC guide is $2310. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$10 1893CC 1893-CC
AU55
NGC
6487826001
Choice $11500 Final Year Carson City Issue, Frosted Luster, Near Pristine Surfaces, Osprey Collection. As the final Carson City issue in the series, the 1893-CC ten is highly sought-after in all grades. The small 14,000 piece mintage ensures overall scarcity for surviving examples. CAC has approved 55 in all grades with roughly half being at the AU55/AU58 levels. In terms of 20th century coinage populations, there are few green bean stickered 1893-CC $10 gold to satisfy collector demand. The Osprey Collection is back with a really sweet example that is a pleasure to post to the GFRC price list. Abrasions are always an issue for larger gold pieces and the first attribute checked during a 10x review. This lot presents essentially unabraded surfaces that are a joy to examine. Also note is orange mint frost at the date, the denomination/mintmark, and the upper reverse that validates the strict originality. Overall coloration is a honey gold with hints of green-gold under a bright light. The consistent strike further enhances the charm. I'm going with a JUSY BUY IT NOW recommendation as Osprey has set an offer price below the $121,100 CAC price guide number. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1894O 1894-O
MS62
PCGS
31904242
Choice $3150 New July 18! Choice Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. Yellow-gold color fills the fields of this largely untoned New Orleans ten, while remaining luster readily flows from the protected areas. Marbled flash betrays a few prooflike hints as the coin is tilted under a light. A healthy strike plainly defines the star centers and claw joints. Despite a mintage of just over a hundred thousand pieces, the price profile of the 1894-O is somewhat close to that of a type coin, especially in grades below MS63. Such opportunities are frequently encountered in the gold series, which is generally not collected by date and mintmark. CAC has certified 53 coins total, with five examples finer. The CAC price guide is $3,000, with a jump to $8,400 in MS63. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1898 1898
MS64+
PCGS
45595744
Choice $3650 So Close to Gem, Honey-Gold, Sparkling Frosted Luster. What a surprise when reviewing the CDN CAC guide and population reports. 1898 Philadelphia $10 gold could be considered a better date as only 60 have been approved in all grades versus a mintage of 812,130. This newly consigned example is approaching the condition census given its noteworthy preservation. Coloration is the typical honey-gold while the surfaces are covered with micro-textured mint frost. The resulting luster is brilliant with commensurate charwheels. Two scattered obverse ticks are consistent with the (+) certified grade rather than full gem. CAC guide jumps to $8750 at the MS65 grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1901 1901
MS62 PCGS
25169201
Choice $1750 Honey Green-Gold, Granular Frosted Luster, Accurately Graded, Scenic Lakeview Collection. This well balanced 1901 $10 eagle presents honey green-gold shades and granular frosted luster. The reverse appears to be a bit more "reflective" as compared to the frosted obverse. Cartwheels are there consistent with expectations for a Mint State example. Accurately graded as there is sufficient field chatter to warrants such, but at the same time is not bothersome. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder.
Gold G$10 1901S 1901-S
MS65
PCGS
44282692
Gem $5375 High End Type Possibility, Repunched 1, Granular Frosted Luster, Pretty Honey-Gold, Osprey Collection. 1901 San Francisco strikes are consider to be a "common date" and an ideal selection for type given adequate availability. This newly consigned Osprey Collection specimen is an unquestionable gem with micro-granular frosted luster and honey-gold coloration. Strike is fully executed. The 1 diigt is obviously repunched at the base though PCGS does not list as a recognized die variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1901S 1901-S
MS64+
PCGS
40800684
Gem $2850 Triple Punched 1, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Honey-Gold Coloring. One does not often see later date gold with bold date repunching. This gem 1901 San Francisco strike features a triple 1 digit with prior punches to the left and below the final digit. There is also repunching above the 0 digit via 10x inspection. A thoroughly pleasing $10 gold piece that would be ideal for type also. Surfaces are heavily frosted and brilliant. Cartwheel action is superb with angled lighting. Coloring is a pretty honey-gold. Surfaces are consistent with the certified grade but the eye appeal is that of full gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1902S 1902-S
MS64+
NGC
6058688008
Gem $3050 Sparkling Frosted Luster, Scintillating Cartwheels, Full Strike, Superb Eye Appeal. Most times that a (+) grade gold piece is encountered, the piece has eye appeal of a higher grade but with a few technical marks that preclude the full next grade. This is the case for a new Osprey Collection inventory addition. This 1902-S $10 gold exhibits sparkling frosted luster and scintillating cartwheel action. What a joy it is to examine under angled lighting. Strike is complete and coloration is a uniform honey-gold. The lower reverse has a few field ticks that account for the (+) certification. A truly wholesome example with tons of eye appeal. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
$10 Indian
Gold G$10 1908 1908
Motto
AU58 NGC
1931537002
Choice $1475 New May 30! With Motto, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Yellow-Gold Coloration. During 1908, the legend IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the $10 gold Indian reverse with 341,370 pieces struck. This level of production brings the issue close to "common date" status with AU58 example commanding a reasonable premium above spot gold levels. The date is known for being well struck and having brilliant frosted luster and yellow-gold coloration. This example is consistent with those assessments along with being minimally abraded. A pleasing example at a fair offer price. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Gold G$10 1909S 1909-S
MS63+
PCGS
35777051
Choice $7400 New July 18! Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. Per David Akers, "Most of the Uncirculated examples that are known of this issue come from a single hoard discovered in the later 1870s". He continues and opines that 50 to 60 pieces were in the hoard with nearly all MS60 through MS63 level. This near-gem is indicative of the issue with its pleasing honey green-gold coloration and frosted luster that has a light granular texture. Bright light viewing is essentially undisturbed as the surfaces are minimally abraded. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "The Fairmont Collection " pedigree on label along with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1909S 1909-S
AU58
NGC
3602874013
Choice $1950 New May 30! Better San Francisco Date, Deep Honey-Gold, Frosted Luster. 1909 San Francisco $10 Indian gold production was limited to 292,350 resulting in a better status with collectors. At the AU58 level, the date trades above its more bullion centric counterparts. This newly consigned example offers darker honey-gold coloration which is consistent with what is termed the "European look". Evenly frosted luster is evident on both sides along with bright light driven cartwheels. CAC has stickered 93 in all grades with 34 at the certified grade. A fairly priced example as compared to a CAC price guide of $2100. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1910S 1910-S
MS63
PCGS
35777056
Choice $7400 New July 18! Choice Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. Few collectors of the early 20th century pursued gold coins by date and mintmark, and high-grade survivors, especially from branch Mints, can be surprisingly challenging. Although the San Francisco Mint struck nearly a million eagles in this year, the CAC census notes only eight pieces finer. This yellow-gold example offers thick, frosty luster, cooled with swirling cartwheels. Blemishes are minimal and only scattered ticks are evident. The CAC population is 99 coins total and the CAC guide value is $8,550. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with the Fairmont Collection pedigree noted on the label.
Gold G$10 1910S 1910-S
AU55 NGC
2622515003
Original $1425 New May 30! Metallic Frosted Luster, Yellow-Gold Coloration, Fairly Priced. The 1910-S $10 Indian sports a mintage of 811,000 which places it in the "common date" category. This example exhibits finely granular mint bloom that radiates as metallic frosted luster under a bright light. Coloration falls into the yellow-gold spectrum. Surfaces are lightly abraded. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$10 1912S 1912-S
AU58
NGC
4231577002
Choice $2050 New May 30! Better Date, Attractive Honey-Hold, Choice Surfaces, A Hint of Rub, CAC Approved. The 1912-S date is a notorious issue in the $10 gold Indian series. Clearly a better date as the certified populations drop off quickly after the MS63 level with AU58s commanding strong premiums. Furthermore, the issue is known for being one of the most poorly struck in the series along with having below average luster. This newly consigned example bucks its reputation with a strong strike along with frosted luster and honey-gold hues under a bright light. Moderate cartwheels are also evident. Clearly, CAC stickers the "best of breed" as is the case for this beautiful AU58 offering. The CAC price guide currently stands at $2100 as reference. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1916S 1916-S
AU58 NGC
5871142001
Choice $1750 New May 30! Low Mintage Date, Copper-Orange Coloration, Vibrant Cartwheels. The final lot in our new $10 Indian gold consignment is this low mintage 1916-S lot. Only 138,500 were struck with a large majority of the choice Mint State survivors coming from two hoards released in the mid to late 1970s. At the AU58 level, the certified population is consistent with the 1914-S issue though the price guides apply a higher premium for the low mintage. This example exhibits a light copper-orange appearance with pleasing frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Well preserved surfaces are even so slightly abraded. Overall, this is a quality offering at a fair price as compared to the established guides. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$10 1932 1932
MS65
NGC
259246001
Gem $7400 Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Indian tens are among the favorite gold coins in the U.S. series, with relatively uncluttered designs that exhibit arresting iconography. A sweeping headdress graces the figure of Liberty, while a fierce eagle proclaims the unity of the country and its strength in the Almighty. Clearly, America is not to be messed with. This example features warm yellow patina, and the luster easily qualifies for the Gem uncirculated designation. The CAC price guide is $7,000 in MS65, with a strong jump to $21,900 at MS66. Housed in pristine NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1932 1932
MS64
PCGS
25521661
Choice $2450 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Rich Honey Green-Gold Coloration, CAC Approval. Bright light view exposes the positive attributes of this lovely 1932 $10 Indian which are certain to please the new owner. First is the brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Second is the rich honey green-gold coloration is that fully natural with a bit of a crusty appearance. Surfaces are well preserved while the certified grade is accurate. With spot gold making a run about the $2000 mark, we can expect Indian design gold to become that more popular. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1932 1932
MS63 PCGS
39607118
Choice $1725 Classic Type Coin, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, Choice Overall . Substantial mint bloom results is notable frosted luster on both sides of this 1932 $10 Indian. Under a bright light, the cartwheels are vibrant and satisfying. Coloration is a consistent honey-gold. Several contact marks on the cheek and adjacent field are consistent with the certified grade. This piece is a luster play and ideal for a U.S. gold type set collection or adding to one's physical gold position. Fairly priced and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$10 1932 1932
MS63
PCGS
19404528
Choice $1875 Perfect $10 Indian Type Candidate, Frosted Radiance, Honey-Gold, Osprey Collection. This newest Osprey find would be ideal for $10 Indian gold type or just to put away in a better quality collector gold box. Luster falls into the frosted category with active cartwheels. Coloration is a pleasing honey-gold that is continuous on both sides. Obverse abrasions are minimal while two contact marks are seen in the upper field. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) Gold Shield holder with CAC approval.
$20 Liberty
Gold G$20 1857S 1857-S
MS64+
PCGS
35669898
Gem $10800 New July 18! Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. The S.S. Central America recovery is the stuff of legend, perhaps best told in Gary Kinder’s book, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, an engaging narrative that completely details the challenges of this deep-sea salvage operation. This continues to be an evolving story, with the discoverer Tommy Thompson currently in prison on contempt charges, as he refuses to divulge the whereabouts of certain parts of this fabled treasure. Among the thousands of pieces recovered is this exceptionally flashy 1857-S double eagle, which exhibits only scattered ticks and near-full Mint bloom throughout. Sharply struck with defined star centers and defined curls throughout. CAC has certified 729 pieces total, with 301 coins at MS65 or finer. Housed in special PCGS S.S. Central America holder and "Ship of Gold" packaging with CAC approval. The holder also contains a circular holder with "One Pinch" of tiny gold nuggets from the S.S. Central America.
Gold G$20 1862S 1862-S
AU58
NGC
2055173005
Choice $11250 Scarce Civil War San Francisco Date, Honey Green-Gold, Frosted Luster, Osprey Collection . Along with the later 1863-S and 1865-S double eagle issues, the 1862-S has had it rarity profile altered by shipwrecks coins from the S.S. Brother Jonathan and S.S. Republic. Regardless, this date still remains scarce in full AU as is the case of this Osprey Collection release. This AU58 example features honey green-gold coloration and soft granular luster when viewing under a bright light. The overall strike is softer than Philadelphia counterpart and a trademark for the date. A perfectly original example that was carefully handled. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1873S 1873-S
Closed 3
MS60
PCGS
44746960
Choice $4000 Closed 3, Frosted Luster, Abraded Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The change in the 1873 No Arrows date punch from Closed 3 to Open 3 is seen in many U.S. coinage denominations. For $20 Liberty gold, the Closed 3 is the more available of the two date punch styles. The Osprey Collection is back with an original survivor that offers frosted luster. However, the surfaces are mostly abraded resulting in a more satiny appearance. Luster and cartwheels are of a higher grade though the abrasions have limited the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1877 1877
MS61
PCGS
42653702
Choice $4650 Scarce Philadelphia Date, Small CAC Population, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration. There are many surprises among the $20 Liberty double eagle gold dates. 1877 Philadelphia strikes might be considered to be a sleeper with CAC approval. From a mintage of 397,650, CAC has approved only 54 pieces in all grades. A scarce date that is heads and shoulders above the so-called common dates of that era. Premiums jump dramatically at the MS62 level with only two pieces at the full choice level. This premium example featured well balance eye appeal including brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Coloration is a uniform honey-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1877 1877
MS61 PCGS
39425781
Original $3375 First Year Type 3 Issue, Low Mintage, Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold, Scenic Lakeview Collection. 1877 brought the release of the third double eagle Liberty reverse design with TWENTY DOLLARS on the lower reverse. Mintage was limited to only 397,650 strike at the Philadelphia mint. This survivor is accurately graded and presents frosted luster. Coloration is a consistent honey gold. The obverse fields exhibit chatter as is so typical for the issue. David Akers indicates that, "When available, this date is usually in EF or AU condition. Average quality UNCs are very scarce and choice Mint State pieces are rare. In gem condition, the 1877 is very rare and I have seen only a couple at that level." This new offering is fairly priced given the rapid price jump at MS62. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$20 1893S 1893-S
MS62 PCGS
46150450
Choice $2800 Moderately Scarce Date, Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Grade Consistent Abrasions, Osprey Collection. Dan and I have a strict criteria for adding gold to inventory. Foremost is the lack of any notable marks even if CAC approved. We believe those to be distracting. This 1893-S double eagle is an example of what we do buy. There is light field chatter only that does not impede the viewing experience. Luster is frosty granular with vibrant cartwheels under a bright light. Though not CAC approved during a recent submission, it remains a quality example that we enjoy in inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Gold G$20 1896 1896
MS64
PCGS
35649301
Choice $5500 New July 18! Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. The heft of a $20 gold piece is immediately evident to even the non-collector and easily conveys the notion of substantial value. The highest denomination of the universally prized yellow metal is meant to impress, and even more so when in the highest grades. This GFRC-rated Gem is a flashy survivor with substantial luster, which exhibits varied shades of orange and rose-gold color. The strike is defined throughout with separated hair strands and eagle feathers. CAC notes 100 coins in all grades, with only two coins finer. The CAC price guide in MS64 is $6,000, advancing sharply to $21,600 in MS65. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1900 1900
MS64+
NGC
6250336009
Choice $3600 Liberty $20 Type 3 Candidate, Granular Frosted Luster, Rich Honey-Gold Coloration, CAC Approved. 1900 Philadelphia double eagles are an ideal Type 3 candidate given the high mintage and constant availability. Collector challenge is selecting an example at an attractive price point along with having CAC approval. This recently acquired GFRC example features brilliant frosted luster that has a granular texture. Surfaces are close to unabraded and constant with the MS64+ certified grade. Coloration is a rich honey-gold as is typically seen for the issue. The CDN CAC price guide exhibits a doubling from MS64 ($3250) to MS65 ($6310). This lovely example is fairly priced. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval
Gold G$20 1900 1900
MS64+
PCGS
34907672
Choice $3750 Liberty $20 Type 3 Candidate, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Uniform Honey-Gold, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection has been on a mission to increase GFRC's $20 Liberty gold offerings given the renewed attention on spot gold. As gold trends above the $2000/oz mark, Type 3 dates like the 1900 appear to be inexpensive when found being ever so close to full gem preservation. The offering, with its important CAC approval, exhibits brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels under a bright light. Coloration is a pleasing honey-gold while the fields are minimally abraded consistent with the certified grade. A lovely Type 3 example that has appreciation potential. The Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$20 1900 1900
MS64+
PCGS
81864246
Gem HOLD
$3750
New July 4! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Scintillating Cartwheels, Gem Original, CAC Approval. A magnificent 1900 Philadelphia struck $20 double eagle with brilliant frosty luster and dancing cartwheels. Overall coloring is a light orange-gold. Strike is hammered with high relief stars and motifs. Abrasions are to an absolute minimum with a few scattered micro-ticks of no consequence at the grade. This new GFRC offering is high on the eye appeal scale and will please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gem 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Previously sold October 2021 by GFRC and back on the price list from the consignor.
Gold G$20 1904S 1904-S
MS64
PCGS
15501349
Choice $3350 Gold Type Set Candidate, Rich Honey-Gold, Swirling Cartwheels, A Premium MS64 . The 1904-S is one of the most common in the Liberty double eagle series and thus, ideal as a type set piece as premiums are minimal. When building a type set, eye appeal should be top of the list along with originality. Well, this new purchase offers both. Granular frosted luster radiates from the surfaces while the cartwheels fall in the "swirling" category. Of course, this is under a bright light. Coloration is a rich honey-gold. At the MS64 level, CDN CAC price guide is $3250 with a jump to $9380 in "65". Worthy of consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
$20 St. Gaudens
Gold G$20 1909/8 1909/8
MS62 PCGS
44322232
Choice $4250 Popular Variety, Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, Osprey Collection. The lower loop of an 8 digit is obvious within the 9 on this lovely 1909/8 overdate St. Gaudens. This is the only overdate among the gold issues from 1907 to 1933 resulting from a left over 1908 die being repunched with 1909 date and placed into service. This date comes with a "flat look" consistent with the 1908 No Motto issue. Frosted luster is consistent with the certified grade. Coloration is a pleasing honey-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder and from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1909S 1909-S
MS64
PCGS
14837151
Choice $4100 Near-Gem, Satiny Luster, Fully Struck, Delightful Honey-Gold. Following the very rare 1908-S issue with a mintage of only 22,000 struck, 1909 saw a more normal mintage for that period. 1909-S Saints are recognized for being well struck and exhibiting granular frosted luster to extends up to the satiny level as is the case here. This is gorgeous honey-gold example that is highly detailed, especially at Liberty's head and face. Surfaces are well preserved and consistent with the certified grade. Images accurately capture the overall presentation and eye appeal. A popular date that is housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1911D 1911-D
MS63
NGC
632365019
Choice $3350 Better Date, Pristine Surfaces, A Near-Gem at Grade, CAC Approved. GFRC's $20 Saint strategy has been evolving to a concentration of better dates and leaving the bullion trade to others. This is the primary reason, along with CAC approval, for this 1911-D inventory addition. I hope that the images will showcase the essentially unblemished surfaces, especially at the head, a key focal point. Coloration is a consistent honey-gold with frosted luster being in line with the certified grade. Overall, a strong example for a near term collection or a long term hold. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1911S 1911-S
MS65
NGC
1742857002
Gem $9700 Unquestionable Gem, Light Orange-Gold Coloration, Scarce at Grade, Osprey Collection. A low mintage (775,750) issue that quickly becomes scarce at the full gem level. The Osprey Collection is back to the price list with this 1911-S NGC MS65 specimen that is CAC approved. The green bean is not surprising given the brilliant frosted luster that visually presents a micro-granular texture. The obverse is entirely unabraded and a joy to inspection under bright light. A few micro-ticks were seen on the reverse with 10x. Coloration is a light orange-gold which I often describe as honey-gold. Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder.
Gold G$20 1911S 1911-S
MS63
CACG
438663861
Choice $3000 Popular San Francisco Date, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey Orange-Gold, Osprey Collection. As spot gold continues to move upward, collectors might decide to diversify their portfolios with physical holdings that still retain an important numismatic component. Multiple options are available from straight bullion to CAC approved collector gold. The latter has become increasingly popular due to assurance of quality and marketability. Case in point is this superb 1911 San Francisco struck Saint with rich mint bloom and the resulting frosted luster. Coloration is a honey orange-gold. A choice offering from the Osprey Collection that warrants close consideration given its strict CAC grading. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Gold G$20 1913D 1913-D
MS63
PCGS
37529070
Choice $3300 Better Early St. Gaudens Date, Honey-Gold Coloration, Radiant Frosted Luster. Mintage of the 1913-D $20 Saint Gaudens date amounted to 393,500 strike. All three 1913 issues including Philadelphia and San Francisco strikes are seen as better dates, especially when researching the CAC population reports. A total of 183 Denver struck pieces have been approved in all grades. This latest GFRC new purchase exhibits pretty honey-gold coloration and brilliant frosted luster. Surfaces are minimally abraded considering the certified grade. Overall, a pleasing specimen that is certain to delight the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1914S 1914-S
MS64+
NGC
6261864001
Gem $3500 Better Date, Honey-Gold Coloration, Visual Pleasing, CAC Approved. A thoroughly pleasing 1914-S $20 St. Gaudens that has secured a GFRC-Gem quality rating. The primary focal area, Liberty's head and upper body, is pristine and visually pleasing. Overall coloration is a natural honey-gold. Bright light inspection confirms vibrant cartwheels. A few hidden marks on Liberty's lower body account for the 64+ grade on a technical basis. Putting away premium $20 gold is probably a prudent move during these turbulent times. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1915S 1915-S
MS63
PCGS
9300257
Choice $3000 Near-Gem Example, Sharply Struck, Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold. How I enjoy handling U.S. gold in early PCGS holders coupled with CAC approval. This 1915-S is a real sweetheart with a clean focal area surrounding Liberty's head and upper body. Collector eyes are programmed to check this area first for distractions. Under a 10x, I see light abrasions on Liberty's body which are consistent with the certified grade but do not impact eye appeal. This well preserved example presents frosted radiance and vibrant cartwheels under a bright light. Coloration is a honey-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 old green holder.
Gold G$20 1915S 1915-S
MS63
NGC
349259007
Choice $3150 Orange Green-Gold, Granular Frosted Luster, Sharply Struck, CAC Approved. An available St. Gaudens date, 1915-S examples are one of the easier to locate for a San Francisco set. The key is always patience and waiting for a quality example. This new example might fit the bill. Coloration is approaching the orange-gold threshold with frosted luster. Cartwheels are consistent with the grade. Surfaces are mostly unabraded other than one mark near 9:00. More than fairly graded and housed in NGC Gen 6 (1996) holder with CAC approval.