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Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Early Commemoratives
Gold G$1 1903 1903
MS64
PCGS OGH
6267528
Choice HOLD
$750
Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. This "McKinley" commemorative piece, issued in conjunction with the St. Louis World’s Fair, reveals orange-gold coloration with copper hints evident on the reverse. These coins were produced as collector issues, and most survivors, such as a present example, are apt to be encountered in high grades. The reverse die is shared with the Jefferson obverse that was issued at the same time. CAC notes 604 coins total, with 403 pieces in MS65 and up. The CAC price guide value is $780. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with CAC approval.
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 1851 1851
MS61
NGC
242271012
Choice $550 Type 1 Indian Head, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Yellow Green-Gold. A pleasing 1851 one dollar gold piece that has been conservatively graded consistent with early TPG standards of the late 1980s. Bright light review exposes brilliant frosted luster and yellow green-gold coloration. Strike is complete. Housed in NGC Gen 4 (1989-1992) no line brown label Fatty holder with CAC approval. The holder has a chip at the lower front right and a portion of the fragile revere hologram missing.
Gold G$1 1851O 1851-O
AU58 PCGS
41065183
Choice $675 Popular New Orleans Date, Natural Surfaces, Frosted Luster, Copper-Gold Patina, Osprey Collection. Struck to the tune of 290,000, the 1851-O date is available in most grades but still a better date than its Philadelphia counterpart. I'm liking this AU58 surivor for its light copper-gold coloration and frosted luster. Even at such a small size, there is some cartwheel action with a bright light. Well preserved with a high relief strike and elevated rims. This is typical quality from the Osprey Collection and worth considering. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
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 $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 1870 1870
AU53 PCGS
46810802
Original $895 Steely Luster, Classic Honey Green-Gold, Near-Choice Original. 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. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1870S 1870-S
MS63
PCGS
25307431
Choice $9000 Choice Original, Island Lake Collection.. Post Pittsburgh ANA Price Reduction. Ample luster flows from the surfaces of this better-date San Francisco one-dollar gold piece, with the obverse revealing frosty flash, while the reverse is a touch more reflective. The western Mint struck 3,000 pieces this year at its new facility on Fifth and Mission Streets, a building today dubbed the “Granite Lady.” The low mintage creates demands for this coin across all grades, with a Guide Book price profile substantially advanced above the type-coin level. This high-grade survivor exhibits yellow-gold patina with the barest hints of copper color scattered on both sides, and the in-hand appeal is compelling. CAC has approved 22 pieces total, with seven coins finer. The CAC guide value is $11,200. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1880 1880
MS65
PCGS
45307189
Gem $2500 Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Frosty design elements exhibit cameo contrast with the surrounding fields, and the eye appeal of this GFRC-rated Gem example is strong. One-dollar gold pieces of this era circulated little, and surviving coins cluster at the higher grades. Production was limited to 1,600 pieces, many of which were presented as holidays gifts, a popular custom at the time. CAC has certified 108 pieces in all grades, with 10 coins in MS65 and 91 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $2,480. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1881 1881
MS64
PCGS
20190185
Choice $1500 Gem Original, Island City Collection.. 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 $1100 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. 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 Liberty
Gold G$2.5 1837 1837
VF30
NGC
6322931008
Choice $1525 Copper Green-Gold, Unquestionably Original, Well Preserved. Maintaining a constant inventory of circulated Classic Head designs in GFRC inventory has proven to be challenging due to popularity. Hound Dog Dan was busy at the Baltimore show and located this perfectly original 1837 $2.5 with the signature copper green-gold coloration. These colors are my benchmark for original circulated gold. Surfaces have a few light abrasions that are more than consistent with the certified graded. This piece is worn but somehow survived unmolested and is highly desirable in today's market. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The label captures the Long Island Collection pedigree.
Gold G$2.5 1843 1843
EF45
PCGS
84160280
Choice $925 Near Gem Original, Copper-Gold Patina, Fully Struck. Warm green gold surfaces host bits of crust in the protected areas of the early-date Liberty quarter eagle. Marks are minimal for the grade, and the eye appeal is exceptional. Star centers are well-defined, while the lower portion of the eagle lacks complete detail. The CAC census notes 25 pieces in all grades with the EF45 guide price at $905. This is a pleasing collector coin that would be perfect for a gold type set. One cannot put away too many coins with a similar appearance! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1843O 1843-O
Large Date
AU55 PCGS
27200103
Choice $2700 Choice Original, GM-HWV Collection.. Consignment Buyout - Price Reduction. The 1843-O quarter eagle comes with a large or small date, with the Large Date pieces being about four times as scarce as the Small Date coins. This Large Date example is further distinguished by the plain 4 in the date, whereas the Small Date variety features a crosslet 4. Surfaces of this piece reveal orange-yellow patina with a few bits of copper-red evident on the obverse. Original Mint bloom radiates from the stars and legend. Stars are well defined, while the detail below the reverse shield is soft. Overall, a pleasing example of a better-date branch Mint quarter eagle. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1847O 1847-O
AU50
PCGS
5598383
Choice $1750 Cracked Reverse, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. This scarce New Orleans date presents a mintage of only 124,000 pieces with most survivors are clustered at the EF40 through low AU grades. An impressive CAC approval example with well-balanced visuals. Fields are steely reflective with claims to being lightly mirrored. The coloration is classic green-gold with honey-gold overtones. Surfaces have a few stray ticks of no consequence. Strike is weak, especially on the reverse with Doug Winter citing this date as being among the most poorly struck for a New Orleans issue. Advanced collection should carefully consider this historical artifact for its overall beauty and rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
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 1853 1853
AU58 PCGS
44024838
Choice $695 Earlier Philadelphia Date, Classic Gold-Gold Coloration, Fully Choice and Then Some. A pleasing early Liberty $2.5 gold offering with strictly original surfaces and textured frosty luster. This 1853 dated quarter eagle displays classic green-gold coloration along with a 99% full strike. "Dirt" is seen on the lower left obverse as a further validation of the originality. Worthy of a CAC submission and will be heading to Far Hills in early May if not promptly sold. CAC Guide is well above the PCGS price guide at $972 due to low approved populations. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1854O 1854-O
AU58
NGC
1743854001
Choice $1700 Rare In Mint State, Lucious Green-Gold AU58, Bond Strike, CAC Approved. 1854-O $2.5 Liberty gold mintage amounted to 153,000 pieces with the date being available in circulated grades. In Mint State, the date becomes rare. CAC population totals 21 at the certified grade with only 9 finer. The rapid pricing premium in Mint State should might make this offering attractive. But what about the coin itself? Well I like it a lot! This one has green-gold as the primary color with light copper-gold in the fields and around devices. Luster is of a steely texture with moderate reflectance. Fields are essentially unabraded and the strike is particularly strong for a New Orleans strike. I'm liking this one more and more as the description is finalized. You will too! Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder with CAC approval.
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 1855 1855
AU55
PCGS
83062152
Choice $875 Eye Appealing Orange Green-Gold Coloration, Light Wear. A wonderful 1855 $2.5 example with noteworthy visual presentation. The coloration is orange green-gold with the orange shades being concentrated towards the rims. The contrast with the lighter green center is quite notable on the obverse. Light wear was confirmed with a 10x. This one was added to inventory simply because it is a pretty piece that someone will want to own. Images are accurate with respect to the overall eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) 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 1874 1874
MS62 PCGS
83245905
Choice $3800 Superb Eye Appeal, Rare Philadelphia Date, Mirrored Fields, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - Mirrored fields are immediately noted when first inspecting this rare 1874 $2.5 gold piece. Mintage is a tiny 3,920 pieces with few Mint State survivors certified by PCGS. This Oregon Beaver example warrants close attention as the reflective luster is quite crisp. Coloration is honey-gold with some background greens appearing with angled lighting. Bright light eye appeal is quite pleasing. So why the MS62 grade? A 10x review locates scattered field micro lines and a few ticks. But then again, any coin with mirrored fields will amplify surfaces aberrations. Choice for the grade and a wonderful example of a low mintage rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1878 1878
MS64 PCGS
81628131
Choice $900 Near-Gem Original, Sparkling Luster, Honey Green-Gold, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. U.S. quarter eagle gold still does not secure the respect that it deserves for its many low mintage dates. For example, the 1878 date sports a mintage of only 286,000 but with common date pricing. This Wisconsin Gold release is downright lucious and has not been to CAC given the 2nd CAC-Only auction consignment timing. Included in the lot is a near-gem example with close to pristine surfaces and light honey green-gold coloration. Granular mint frost leads to soft sparkling luster under a bright light. Priced at CAC MS63 guide number as a reference point. Lots of quality at this price point. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
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 1898 1898
MS66
PCGS
35652967
Gem $3750 Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Frosty luster flows from both sides of this 19th century piece, and the overall flash is compelling. Orange-yellow color surrounds pink-gold patina within the central devices. The only mark of note, beneath the chin, nicely blends into the obverse design. The strike is needle-sharp, with complete definition of the stars, claws, and feathers. CAC has approved 105 pieces in all grades, with five coins finer, all in MS67. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1901 1901
MS63 PCGS
82454990
Choice $600 Choice Original, Copper Gold Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A choice 1901 quarter eagle with atypical dirty copper gold coloring that is so refreshing to handle. The coloring is complimented by frosty cartwheel luster leading to a most attractive collectible offering. Mintage is only 91,100. This quarter eagle gold piece is sure to please and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1906 1906
MS64+ PCGS
29920855
Gem $985 Superb Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, A Gem, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. 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
28288517
Choice $750 New January 28! Choice Original, Frosted Luster, City by The Bay Collection.. 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
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
MS63 PCGS
29920857
Choice $750 Bold Strike, Orange Green-Gold, Choice Surfaces, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. 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.
Gold G$2.5 1926 1926
MS62
NGC Fatty
152837003
Gem $865 Gem Original.. This is a pleasing orange-gold example, with a few bits of copper patina evident on both sides. As is typical for the design, the high point of the cheek exhibits deeper color. The CAC census notes ten pieces at the Gold level, the highest at MS62. The CAC guide value is $679 in MS61, advancing to $710 at MS62. More controlling than the price differential between MS61 and MS62 is the all-important Gold sticker, which represents a rare level of endorsement achieved by less than one percent of all CAC submissions. Housed in a pristine NGC Gen 4 no line brown label Fatty holder with Gold CAC approval.
$2.5 Indian
Gold G$2.5 1908 1908
MS64+
PCGS
42227977
Gem $3450 New January 26! 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
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 1912 1912
AU55 NGC
3838706004
Choice $500 New December 31! Choice Original. 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 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
MS63
NGC
5962979008
Choice $925 Satiny Luster, Fully Struck, Indian $2.5 Type Candidate. 1925 Denver struck $2.5 Indian gold amounted to 578,000 pieces. This choice Mint State survivor exhibit satiny luster that has a granular textures. Strike is complete. Well preserved and ideal for a moderately themed U.S. gold type set. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
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 $785 Choice Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. 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 1928 1928
MS64+
NGC
4252216004
Gem $1375 Satiny Gem, Light Honey-Gold, Complete Strike, CAC Approval. A thoroughly pleasing 1928 $2.5 gold piece with the all important (+) certification and CAC approval. Strike is complete with fully formed motifs. Surfaces generate a full helping of satiny luster with overhead lighting. Coloring is a natural honey-gold. A hidden line on the upper obverse precludes the award of MS65 level. But the luster is all there for the higher grade. Housed in new large font NGC 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
MS62
PCGS
31908814
Choice HOLD
$4300
Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Rich orange color blankets the obverse of this first year of issue three, while the reverse exhibits deeper gray patina, with bits of copper shade above the wreath. Fields are smooth for the grade, with surfaces less marky than one might expect for the assigned grade. Production throughout this series was minimal, and even in this year the Mint produced less than 140,000 pieces. CAC notes 352 pieces in all grades, with 63 coins finer. The CAC price guide is $4,380. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
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 $1795 New January 27! 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 1886 1886
AU58
PCGS
47004558
Choice $6950 Choice Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Copper-red shades neatly outline the devices and legend of this late-date three, and the visual appeal is strong. Mintage was minimal this year, with only a thousand pieces struck. The CAC population is correspondingly low, 22 pieces in all grades, with four coins across all Mint State grades. The CAC price guide value is $7,650. With a date set of three-dollar gold pieces out of range for many collectors, owning a single condition census example might be a better way to approach the series. 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 Classic Head
Gold G$5 1834 1834
Plain 4
AU58
NGC
1724406002
Choice $3700 Plain 4, Popular Type Coin, Classic Green-Gold Coloration, Fully Choice, CAC Approval. By 1834, a redesign of the United States $5 gold piece was necessary due to the rising price of gold. William Kneass created this new Classic Head design which lasted for only five years before being replaced by Christian Gobrecht's Liberty design. As a result, all Classic Head gold is sought after as a type coin. GFRC is pleased to be offering this choice 1834 Plain example for consideration. This piece is high on the eye appeal scale with it classic green-gold appearance along with steely reflective fields. Strike is typical for the issue while the surfaces are well preserved with few abrasions. Accurately graded and housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
$5 Liberty
Gold G$5 1843D 1843-D
Small D
EF45
PCGS
36527146
Choice HOLD
$4500
New January 31! Small D, Rare Die Variety, Choice Original Surfaces, Copper-Gold Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. A rare 1843-D Small D offering that has been newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. 1843 Dahlonega struck $5 half eagles will be found with Medium D and Small D mintmarks. The Small D variety is the rarer of the two mintmark sizes and sells for a premium due to rarity and importance. This example is well preserved with natural copper-gold patina and choice surfaces. Most 1843-D survivors will be found with abraded surfaces or even cleanings. Luckily, this specimen found its way to Europe where it was carefully preserved for current day collectors. CAC has approved 15 "Small D" examples in all grades. A single piece is approved at the certified graded with 5 finer. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1845 1845
AU58
NGC
4434113007
Choice $1550 New February 16! Early No Motto Date, Classic Green-Gold, Choice Surfaces, Running Boar Collection. The Running Boar is back with yet another top shelf duplicate release. From a mintage of 417,099, this choice survivor presents classic green-gold coloration and well preserved surfaces. Under a bright light, the fields have a soft frosted radiance. Wear is limited to the highest device features. The 1840s Philadelphia issues are all similar is scarcity with the 1845 being less available than the 1847 and 1843 dates. CAC stickered population in all grades stands at 62 with 15 at the certified grade. The offer price is below the CDN CAC guide as a reference and worth checking if feeling compelled to acquire this lovely numismatic artifact. Housed in new large font holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1847 1847
AU58
PCGS
46569787
Choice $1475 Green-Gold Coloriation, Bold Device, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval . Consignor Buyout, Pricing Reduction. Green-gold fields lead toward the lustrous stars and legend, while the protected areas reveal light crust. This is an unquestionably original example, with medium skin and hairline-free surfaces. Few numismatists have the wherewithal to build complete date and mintmark sets of Liberty fives, making examples such as this more accessible to type coin collectors. CAC notes 124 coins in all grades, with 34 examples in Mint State. The CAC guide value is $1,530 in AU58. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) 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 1869S 1869-S
VF20
PCGS
30040779
Choice HOLD
$985
New February 20! Very Scarce Date, Superb Circulated Eye Appeal, Fresh GFRC Buyback. This fresh GFRC buyback offers superb circulated eye appeal plus rarity as a package deal. Mintage amounted to only 31,000 pieces with essentially all released into circulation. PCGS has graded a lone example at the MS61 level otherwise collectors must settle for circulated survivors. Let's note that the current CAC population stands at 28 total with this lot being the lone VF20 approved. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1870 1870
AU55 PCGS
27778736
Choice HOLD
$5500
Rare $5 Date, Partially Mirrored, Orange Green-Gold, Choice Example. 1870 is yet another rare $5 Liberty gold date from the Civil War through early Reconstruction era. Mintage is only 4,000 with the date becoming very challenging in AU and better. The PCGS Price Guide suggests that less than 100 are known. This Pittsburgh ANA new purchase certainly brings the rarity credentials but also noteworthy eye appeal. When placed on the office desk under a bright light, the partially mirrored fields crisp while the peripheral honey-gold toning nicely frames green-gold centers. Light chatter is evident on the obverse fields due the mirrored surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. Please note that there is some plastic holder haze at the lower reverse, especially at the arrow feathers and claws.
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 Choice Original, GM-HWV Collection.. Consignment Buyout - Price Reduction. 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 1881 1881
AU53 ANACS
2868227
Original $700 Frosted Luster, Orange Green-Gold Coloration, Bart Chapman Collection.. This 1881 half eagle was probably a bullion gold asset in the Chapman Collection. Original surfaces present a green-gold background with peripheral orange shades. Angled lighting reveals a fair amount of frosted luster at the certified grade. Field chatter is noted with a 10x but does not detract at this grade level. Housed in ANACS blue label holder.
Gold G$5 1887S 1887-S
MS64+
PCGS
46569864
Gem $2950 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Pleasing Honey-Gold Gem. The Osprey Collection is back with a gem 1887-S $5 with the coveted (+) grade. This premium example offers glowing frosted luster along with vibrant cartwheel action when placed under angled lighting. The presentation is engrossing and certain to please fans of the Liberty half eagle series. A fine layer of mint bloom covers the surfaces along with a completed struck. At this grade level, marks are too a minimum. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval and the Fairmont Collection pedigree on the label.
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 1893S 1893-S
MS64
NGC
6520096002
Choice $2350 Scarce Grade, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Light Honey-Gold, Near-Gem. 1893 San Francisco struck $5 gold was limited to only 224,000 pieces with the date presently scarce in the offered grade and becoming rare in full gem. Brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels are readily evident and thoroughly pleasing. This is a minimally abraded example with a single bag mark on the jaw and minor field chatter in the lower right field. PCGS accurately graded this piece and CAC approved. Total CAC population currently stands at 62:1 with nearly all evenly split between the MS63 and MS64 grade along with two finer. The CDN price guide jumps from $2,250 in MS64 to $18,000 in MS65. Our asking price is more than fair and is firm. 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 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 1901S 1901-S
MS65
PCGS
43428446
Gem HOLD
$3200
New February 14! Gem $5 Gold Type, Lucious Frosted Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, Complete Strike. If building a premier U.S. gold type set, the challenge lies in locating pieces with intense luster and natural light orange coloring. Abrasions are also an issue to contend with. At the Winter 2021 Baltimore show, this stunning gem was located and added to inventory. 'Lucious" best describes the overall eye appeal under a bright light. Luster is downright intense with dancing cartwheels. Best of all are the lack of marks and pristine area about Liberty's face. An astute collector should put his "big boy pants on" and secure this new offering. As reference, the CDN CAC guide is $3410. A check of the Sales Archive indicate a prior GFRC $3600 sale during August 2023. A buyback and priced accordingly. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1904 1904
MS64+ PCGS
25602008
Choice $1300 Granular Frosted Luster, Green-Gold, Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. 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.
Gold G$5 1907D 1907-D
65Star
NGC
3221599005
Gem HOLD
$3750
New February 17! Glowing Satiny Luster, Orange Honey-Gold Coloration, . Another Osprey Collection gem find! Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. Immediately sold upon being showcased in the Daily Blog.
$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 $3750 Near-Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. 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 1915S 1915-S
AU58 PCGS
44940661
Choice $1950 Crusty Original, Classic Green-Gold Coloration, Part of a Matched Eight Piece San Francisco Collectiion. A better date 1915-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.
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 1867S 1867-S
VF25
PCGS
35383123
Gem $8200 $10 Liberty Gold Rarity, Superb Preservation, Copper Green-Gold, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection was an active buyer at the 2023 Pittsburgh ANA. Dan's new purchases highlight is this superbly preserved 1867 San Francisco gold eagle. PCGS estimates that between 50-75 examples survive in all grades. This is an underrated date with a mintage of 9,000 struck. A GFRC-Gem quality rating is warranted as the lot is perfect for the certified grade. One immediately notes the copper green-gold coloration that is consistent with a strictly original circulated gold piece. Wear is uniform while the surfaces are above average without a single abrasion to mention. CAC population stands at 12 with 8 finer. Those additional specimens take collectors into the low to mid-five figure if even being able to locate. Hurry on this important offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
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 $1900 Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. 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 1891CC 1891-CC
MS62
PCGS
45406683
Choice $6650 Ideal $10 Carson City Type, Honey Green-Gold, Brilliant Frosted Luster. With a mintage of 103,732, the 1891-CC $10 date is an ideal candidate for a Carson City centric type set. Mint State examples are generally available, so collectors must select wisely. Selecting wisely best describes the additional of this near-gem example to inventory. The frosted luster is brilliant while swirling cartwheels round out the bright light viewing pleasure. Coloration is classic honey green-gold. Surfaces are nicely preserved with few abrasions for the certified grade. This MS62 specimen is well above average for what is expected. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
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 $3250 Choice Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. 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. Consignor Buyout and Pricing Reduction. 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 1909S 1909-S
MS63+
PCGS
35777051
Choice $7800 Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. 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 1910S 1910-S
MS63
PCGS
35777056
Choice $8250 Choice Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. 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 1913 1913
MS64
PCGS
14973660
Choice $4200 Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Deep yellow-orange color blankets both side of this Indian ten, with additional hints of red patina evident in the central figures. This is an exceptionally pleasing design, and one can only wish that current Mint product might be competitive in this regard. CAC has graded 197 pieces overall, with 25 coins finer. The CAC guide value is $3,190 in MS64. The present sale offers several opportunities to acquire a coin in the Indian ten series, and bidders will do well to examine the various pieces offered. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
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 New February 20! 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 $11200 Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. 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 1858 1858
AU55 NGC
6467187018
Choice $4750 New January 1! Scarce Type 1 Date, Low Mintage, Partially Mirrored, Honey-Gold. $20 gold enthusiats will promply realize the importance of this GFRC buyback offering. 1858 Philadelphia strikes are scarce in the mid AU grades and become rare in Mint State. Key to a early double eagle collection addition is seeking examples that have pristine surfaces as is the case for this lot since the date is known for its abrasions. This example is well preserved with minimally abraded fields that are partially mirrored. The reflectance is solid for the grade and is quite pleasing. Coloration is a consistent honey-gold. This is a $20 date with no records of hoards being recovered. The S.S. Republic yielded only 5 pieces. Certain to please the new owner. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Ex Island Lake Collection.
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 New February 20! 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 1875CC 1875-CC
AU50 PCGS
30582360
Choice $4850 Notable Carson City Issue, Green-Gold, Frosted Steely Luster, White Pine Collection . All Carson City continue to enjoy heightened popularity due to the "CC" mintmark and associated wild west history. A numismatic sub-culture only collects this mint's issues leading to increased demand. The 1875-CC double eagle date is far from rare with a mintage of 111,151. Availability allows collectors to be selective which this White Pine release being a worthy candidate. Classic green-gold coloration combines with frosted luster for a charming appearance. Other than an obverse bag mark, the surfaces are well keep. This consignor brings consistent U.S gold quality as is the case here. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Gold G$20 1876CC 1876-CC
AU53 NGC
318148003
Original $5600 New January 13! Popular Carson City Date, Original Surfaces, Honey Green-Gold. Just released from a new GFRC consignor is this 1876 Carson City double eagle with the faintest traces of semiprooflikeness in the fields. This AU53 certified example features honey green-gold coloration that shifts to wheat-gold under a bright light . Field chatter is more prevalent on the obverse with no single mark warrant mention. Overall device details are strong for the Type 2 reverse hub. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
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 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 $6000 Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. 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 1900S 1900-S
MS63
PCGS
50206412
Choice $5150 Double Eagle San Francisco Type, Orange-Gold Coloration, Lightly Mirrored Fields, CAC Approval. 1900 San Francisco strike are available and could be a candidate for a West Coast mint type. This example presents partially mirrored fields and a lovely orange-gold coloration. Cartwheel action is vibrant under angled lighting. I'm always a fan of orange-gold hues on my U.S gold holdings and recommend this piece who think the same. Abrasions are minimal with the darker spots on the cheek and left field being dirt. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004) holder with CAC approval
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 1908 1908
No Motto
MS64
PCGS Rattler
3088785
Gem $2850 Gem Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Although not a rare coin, there is no arguing with an orange-gold headlight backed by nearly a full troy ounce of precious yellow metal. The heft of a double eagle is immediately noticed upon in-hand inspection, and even numismatic novices can’t help but be impressed by the large, flashy format. This example is mark-free for the grade, noticeably at the high point of the right knee, which typically comes with distracting chatter. CAC reports a population of 3,420 pieces and assigns a value of $2,840 in MS64. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) Ratter holder with CAC approval.
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 1913D 1913-D
MS63
PCGS
37529070
Choice $3950 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 $3850 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
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.
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 1924 1924
MS64
NGC
363081014
Choice $2750 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring. Eye appeal is always an important consideration when purchasing U.S. gold. For $20 Saints, the obverse area surrounding Liberty's head should be completely unabraded as it is the primary focal point. This is the case for this lovely 1924 NGC certified $20 lot that returns to the GFRC price list after a fresh buyback. Overall luster is best characterized as frosted with brilliance consistent with the certified grade. Honey-gold coloring is typical for the issue. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval. Previously consigned by the Osprey Collection with the sales listing in the Sales Archive.
Gold G$20 1924 1924
MS63
PCGS
3192994
Choice $2600 Highly Collectable, Above Average Eye Appeal, Frosted Honey-Gold, Fresh CAC Approval. Purchased at the Fall 2023 Manchester NH show, this gorgeous 1924 double eagle passed muster at CAC with its fresh green bean. This piece is a near gem with pristine viewing plain at Liberty's head and adjacent areas. Frosted luster is sharp along with vibrant cartwheels. This is not your run of the mill MS63 and does dual duty as a fine collectible and bullion piece. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW as spot is trending $2020 when listed. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$20 1927 1927
MS66
CACG
146396531
Gem $5250 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Pristine Surfaces. This 1927 Saint is a marvelous example and one of the best produced by the Philadelphia mint with excellent strikes and luster. True to its reputation, this piece offers brilliant frosted luster and dancing cartwheels. The primary focal area, alone with the balance of the coin, is pristine. CAC has approved over 5000 pieces of this date with the majority being graded MS64 and MS65. The population drops quickly at the MS66 level with only four pieces approved at MS67. Also note that there is a substantial pricing gap between CAC approved and CACG graded examples and those without the CAC green bean. I'm pleased to be offering this lovely example that will be available at Table 607 on the Manchester NH bourse floor and at Booth 818 at the Whitman Baltimore show. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and straight graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Gold G$20 1928 1928
MS65+
PCGS
37376264
Gem $3900 Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. This GFRC-rated Gem is a superb example of the $20 Saint, with exceptional luster interrupted by only scattered ticks. Saint-Gaudens’ design is perhaps the most popular within American numismatics, driven by a conscious effort on the part of President Roosevelt to introduce more aesthetically pleasing designs into the nation’s coinage. It is no surprise that the U.S. Mint resurrected this concept for the American Eagle gold series introduced in 1986. This example exhibits yellow-gold color, with subtle copper-rose patina surrounding the figure of Liberty. The CAC price guide is $3,580 in MS65 and jumps to $5,560 in MS66. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.