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Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
California Fractional
Gold 25C 0No D 0-No D
BG-223
AU58 raw
Original $265 No Date, Mirrored Fields, Heavy Die Polish Lines, Planchet Delamination, Overall Eye Appeal, Southern Maine Collection. An original California Fractional quarter dollar with lovely mirrored fields and bold die polish lines. There is some planchet flaking at 11:00 - 12:00 otherwise a Choice quality rating. In storage for multiple decades and completely fresh to market. An eclectic offering from the Southern Maine Collection.
Gold 25C 1864 1864
BG-735
AU55 raw
Original $235 Copper Gold Coloring, Sharp Rims, Problem Free Surfaces, Southern Maine Collection. A strictly original California Fractional quarter dollar with uniform copper gold toning. Rims are sharp and actual wear is minimum. I believe the assigned AU55 grade is fair for the overall appearance and quality. Off the market for several decades. An eclectic offering from the Southern Maine Collection.
Early Commemoratives
Gold G$2.5 1915S 1915-S
MS64 PCGS
82689706
Gem $725 Panama-Pacific Gold Dollar. Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Great For Type, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Panama-Pacific gold commemoratives have a tiny mintage of 15,000 but a very high survival rate. This example, from the Osprey Collection, is fully struck and offers nice satiny luster. Accurately graded at the MS64 level and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfect type coin and candidate for the Early Silver and Gold Commemorative set in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
$1 - Type 1 Liberty Head
Gold G$1 1849 1849
Open Wreath
AU Details PCGS
34881859
Cleaned $175 New April 8! Open Wreath, Original Reflective Obverse, Cleaned Reverse, Accurately Graded, Value Priced. First year of United States gold $1 piece issue. This example was struck from Open Wreath reverse hub design. PCGS called this piece AU Details, Cleaned due to a cleaned reverse that contrasts with original reflective obverse. The difference is immediately evident in the GFRC images with reverse having very faint hairlines during 10x loupe inspection. Purchased from a Sarasota estate as part of a 23 piece gold deal. Inexpensively priced for a collector needing a $1 gold piece for a type set. Housed in PCGS 2015 holder at the moment.
Gold G$1 1850 1850
EF45 raw
Choice $245 Second Year Issue, Choice Original, Fully Strike, Good Value. Second year of issue with a mintage of 481,953 at the Philadelphia mint. This surviving example offers choice original surfaces that are entirely blemish free. Rims are also mark free while overall strike is excellent. A date that is scarcer than 1851, 1852, 1853 and 1854 counterparts. Should not last long at the asking price.
Gold G$1 1851O 1851-O
MS61 NGC
3883990001
Choice $750 Mirrored Fields, Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Better New Orleans Strike.. A popular Type 1 design strike given the opportunity to own a New Orleans mint issue at slightly above a comparable Philadelphia issue. Mintage is low at 290,000. Fields are mirrored and sharply reflective under a light source. This piece is properly graded at MS61, on a technical basis, due to some obverse hairlines but in hand eye appeal is that of a higher grade. This is why this 1851-O gold dollar was added to GFRC inventory. Housed in newer NGC holder with some plastic lines that appear on the GFRC image. Believe me, this is a nice example for the grade.
Gold G$1 1853 1853
MS64
PCGS
29298393
Gem New Price
$995
Gem Original, Orange Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. A gorgeous Type 1 design struck in 1853 at the Philadelphia mint. Obviously a common date given a mintage of slightly over 4,000,000. The challenge for collectors is locating a perfectly original example that is fully strike and had old time copper gold coloring. The Winesteven consignor is a most selective collector and has made a point of only adding superb examples, for the TPG grade, to his collection. This 1853 gold dollar is a no question gem with every minute die frost detail being transferred to the coin. Mint frost is omnipresent on the obverse and surrounds the legend and the 1 digit on the reverse. An ideal example for an advanced gold dollar date and mintmark set. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A superb offering from the Winesteven Collection that is priced consistent with MS64 CAC auction records on CoinFacts.
Gold G$1 1853 1853
MS62 raw
Choice $290 Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Decent Strike, Southern Maine Collection. Satiny luster and mint state surfaces are the highlight of this 1853 Type 1 Liberty head gold dollar. Off the market for multiple decades and completely fresh. From the Southern Maine Collection.
Gold G$1 1853 1853
AU55 raw
Original $260 Original Gold Surfaces, Bold Strike, Frosty Luster, Southern Maine Collection . A lovely Type 1 Liberty head gold dollar with bold strike. Residual mint frost is evident in all the protected areas. Conservative grading. Off the market for multiple decades and completely fresh. From the Southern Maine Collection.
Gold G$1 1853 1853
AU53 raw
Choice $245 Choice Original, Orange Gold Patina, Bold Strike, Limited Wear, Residual Luster, Southern Maine Collection. Choice surfaces have seen some limited wear. The orange gold patina is quite attractive. Strike is well executed. Off the market for multiple decades and completely fresh. From the Southern Maine Collection.
$1 - Type 2 Indian Princess
Gold G$1 1854 1854
AU58 NGC
3412813005
Original $650 Scarcer Type 2 Design, Original Surfaces, Uniform Strike, Accurately Grade, Attractive and Pleasing. Type 2 Indian Princess $1 gold is always in the demand. Maintaining quality pieces in GFRC inventory can be challenging. I'm pleased to offer this near choice original example with nice uniform strike and cartwheel luster. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. An ideal candidate, at the AU58 price point, for a United States gold type set. Accurately graded.
Gold G$1 1855 1855
AU50 raw
Original $410 $1 Indian Princess, Small Head, Type II, Original Orange Gold Patina, Remaining Luster, Accurately Graded.. Mintage of 758,269. One does not often see Type II gold dollars as compared to the much more common Type I dollars. This 1855 Philadelphia example is is strictly original and offers orange gold patina over lustrous surfaces. Strike is better than average. There are two thin lines on the lower obverse below the bust. A raw example for a Dansco or Whitman album type set.
$1 - Type 3 Indian Princess
Gold G$1 1856 1856
Slanted 5
AU55 raw
Original $275 Slanted 5, Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Southern Maine Collection. An original Type 3 Indian Princess example with light wear. Strike is typical. Surfaces are essentially blemish free. Off the market for multiple decades and completely fresh. From the Southern Maine Collection.
Gold G$1 1856 1856
Upright 5
AU55 raw
Original $295 Upright 5, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Few Obverse Lines. Upright 5 reverse variety. Surfaces are strictly original with orange gold frosty luster. Accurately graded with two obverse lines mentioned for 100% accuracy.
Gold G$1 1862 1862
MS63 PCGS
5007669
Choice $550 Choice Original, Old Time Orange Gold Patina, Heavy Die Clashing, Conservative Grading. Classice orange gold patina is the highlight of this lovely 1862 Type 3 Princess $1 piece. Frosty luster is consistent throughout obverse and reverse. Placing a 10x loupe on the piece reveales mint frost throughout the main devices and also in the fields. Dies are moderately clashed. Accurately graded, based on luster, and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS trademark on reverse. A circa 2000 era holder. A quality Type 3 $1 gold piece for the selective collector who appreciates old time orange gold patina.
Gold G$1 1862 1862
AU55 PCGS
34881860
Original $285 New April 16! Nice Type 3 1862 Example, Original Copper Gold Toned Surfaces, Sharp Obverse Rims, Accurately Graded. Copper gold surfaces are pleasing and offer reflective residual luster under a light source. Obverse has sharp rims while entire coin is well struck. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style holder and fresh graded. A new offering that was purchased raw from Sarasota estate and completely fresh to market.
Gold G$1 1873 1873
Open 3
MS63 raw
Choice $395 Open 3, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Bold Obverse Die Scratch on Neck, Fully Struck, Southern Maine Collection. A lovely 1873 Open 3 dollar gold piece with crisp frosty luster and blemish free surfaces. Conservative grading. Off the market for multiple decades and completely fresh. From the Southern Maine Collection.
Gold G$1 1874 1874
MS64 PCGS
25631546
Gem $895 Mirrored Obverse Paired with Frosty Reverse, Gem Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. A magnificent 1874 Philadelphia strike with contrasting proof like obverse and frostyy reverse. A close inspection of the obverse revealed a tiny lint mark at (S)TATES that one would expect on regular proof strikes. Fairly priced and would make a wonderful addition to any United States gold collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another gem quality United States gold piece from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$1 1885 1885
MS63/65 ANACS
E-2165-J
Choice $725 Choice Original, Crisp Reflective Luster, Many Obverse Die Polished Lines, Old ANACS Photograde Certificate. Meager mintage of 11,156. ANACS Photograde certificate indicates September 1981 grading with MS63/MS65 outcome. Obverse and reverse surfaces are mirrored with ample die polish lines on the obverse along with a few hairlines to the left of Liberty's face. Reverse offers gem surfaces.
Gold G$1 1886 1886
MS63
NGC
3666729006
Gem $925 Tiny Mintage, Choice Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . What is there not to like about this 1886 gold dollar? Let's start with a tiny mintage of 5,000 pieces. Then there is conservative grading and CAC approval at the MS63 grade level. How about frosty cartwheel luster that just radiates off the obverse and reverse surfaces? Bottomline, this is a gem example at the assigned NGC grade and worthy of the asking price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$1 1889 1889
MS64+
PCGS
28848305
Gem New Price
$995
Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Old Orange Gold Patina, Conservative Grading, Winesteven Collection. A last year of issue strike with small mintage of 28,950 to consider when viewing this gem 1889 gold dollar. Fully struck with frosty cartwheel luster. CAC approval by John Albanese validates the strictly original surfaces and natural orange gold patina. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert and assigned an MS64+ opinion. Couple that with a CAC green bean most certainly places us in the realm of MS65 quality level with corresponding price. A magnificent gem from the Winesteven Collection.
Gold G$1 1889 1889
MS64+
PCGS
83973646
Gem $1065 Gem Original, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Heavy Reverse Strike Doubling, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. 1889 is the last year of issue for $1 gold with an ending mintage of 28,950. Examples are typically found with vibrant frosty luster and complete strikes as is the case for this lovely offering. Rims are boldly strike and high. Surfaces are blemish free other than a faint line to the right of the lower bust that appears to be a lint mark and not post mint contact. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no auction records. CAC approval rewards originality, accurate grading and eye appeal. Yet another quality gold offering from GFRC.
$2.5 Classic Head
Gold G$2.5 1834 1834
Small Head
AU55 PCGS
1517810004
Choice $1350 Initial Year of Classic Head Design Type, Small Head Obverse, Mirrored Fields, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. A choice original example of the popular Classic Head design type for the $2.5 quarter eagle denomination. 1834 brought the transition from the Capped Bust design on quarter eagles to comply with the new Coinage Act of June 28, 1834, which reduced the weight of the quarter eagles to prevent melting.  1834 brought two distinctly different obverse designs; the Small Head and larger Bobby Head. The example, from the Missouri Collection is the Small Head design. Surfaces are choice with minimal abraisons and just light wear. Bright light viewing reveals reflective cartwheel luster from mirrored fields. Strike is well executed and the overall visual presentation is quite pleasing. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert.
Gold G$2.5 1837 1837
AU58
NGC
4486610001
Choice $3650 Low Mintage Date, Scarce Grade, Orange Gold Patina, Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. Low mintage of only 45,080 and scarce in higher grades. PCGS population report shows only ten pieces at the AU58 grade level with a sharp drop off in mint state population. This example is really sweet and desirable. Surfaces are lightly mirrored consistent with being struck from freshly polished dies. Reflective cartwheel luster is bold and crisp. Obverse strike is typical with a few weakly impressed stars while the reverse is fully struck. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemish worth mentioning. This is obviously an exceptional Classic Head example with CAC approval that validates what my eyes see. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Please give this lovely 1837 $2.5 quarter eagle offering special consideration.
$2.5 Liberty
Gold G$2.5 1843O 1843-O
Large Date
AU50 PCGS
20254221
Original $1750 Large Date, Rare New Orleans Issue, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. 1843-O Large Date quarter eagle strikes are the second rarest New Orleans quarter in terms of its overall rarity and in the top three for the series when considering higher graded. This is a no question special offering at the AU50 grade level. Most examples come weakly struck and this piece is typical in terms of strike. Surfaces are known to be abraided but this example is essentially blemish free and attractive. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A top quality offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves special attention.
Gold G$2.5 1847 1847
AU55 PCGS
81735764
Original $925 New April 7! Scarce and Underrated Date, Low Mintage, Original Surfaces, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. A scarce and underrated date with mintage of only 29,814. AU55 is the last "affordable grade" before graded population numbers drop quickly with resulting rapid price increases. PCGS has graded only 13 in AU55 and another 5 at AU58. This 1847 Philadelphia strike is strictly original with residual luster. Accurately graded and housed 2015 style PCGS holder. An important early date Liberty design offering to consider.
Gold G$2.5 1851 1851
EF45 raw
Choice $300 Early Date, Choice Original, Copper Gold Patina, Southern Maine Collection. An early date $2.5 quarter eagle that has been well preserved while in the Southern Maine Collection for several decades. Surfaces are choice and covered with uniform copper gold patina. Strike is typical for the issue. A bold die crack connects the bottom of date digits to the nearly denticles and so reminds me of the 1852 F-110b Seated dime die break location. Reverse has a well hidden diagonal line in the shield that is mentioned for 100% accuracy. A nice example that is fairly priced.
Gold G$2.5 1852 1852
MS62 PCGS
34114532
Choice $435 Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Southern Maine Collection. This Southern Maine gold piece is freshly graded at PCGS and just back into GFRC inventory. I had originally graded this lovely 1852 quarter eagle as an MS62 but the grading gurus have an AU58 opinion. Regardless, the surfaces are so choice with swirling frosty luster. Strike is completed impressed and adds to overall eye appeal. Conservative grading on this choice original example. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Off the market for several decades.
Gold G$2.5 1852 1852
MS62
NGC
3701358001
Choice $650 New April 15! Early Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Die Polish Lines, Accurately Graded. Reflective cartwheel luster and a bold obverse strike are the highlights of this lovely 1852 quarter eagle. This lovely gold piece performs well under a bright light else I would not have added to GFR C inventory. Fields are lightly mirrored with a host of die polish lines on both obverse and reverse. Blemishes are to a minimum for the assigned MS62 grade level. This example was a no brainer CAC approval due to strict originalty and overall preservation state. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1854 1854
MS63+
PCGS
33608476
Gem $1750 New April 15! Gem Original, Classic Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Heavy Die Clashing. Mintage of slightly under 600,000. The 1854 example is worthy of a gem quality rating at the assigned MS63+ grade level as so well preserved and well balanced. Frosty cartwheel luster and old time orange gold patina are immediately evident when first viewed under a light source. Dies are heavily clashed leading to some star like lighting effects along the die obverse clash lines. At first, I surmised that die bulging could be the cause rather than die clashing. Strike is 98% executed with only the lower left facing eagle leg lacking fully defined feathers. Blemish wise, there is nothing to discuss. Graded MS63+ with only two at that grade level and no auction records per CoinFacts. At the MS64 grade level, a reasonable conclusion for this gem piece, the PCGS price guide jumps to $2850. Something to think about given the retail asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1854O 1854-O
MS61 NGC
626260017
Original $2050 Challenging Date and Grade, Soft Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Small mintage of 153,000 and more difficult to locate than is generally understood. This date quarter eagle is very scarce in mint sate with low PCGS populations. The offered example is strictly original with soft satiny luster and unabraided surfaces. An overall pleasing coin that is also well struck. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another quality Liberty gold offering from the Osprey Collection
Gold G$2.5 1861 1861
New Reverse
MS64 PCGS
25222746
Choice $2250 Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. More top quality US gold offerings from the Osprey Collection
Gold G$2.5 1861 1861
New Reverse
MS61 PCGS
20274444
Choice $695 Choice Original, Rich Orange Luster, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A most attractive example of the 1861 date with New Reverse. The deep orange gold patina and vibrant cartwheel luster immediately grabs your attention when first viewed. Closed inspection with a 10x loupe reveals a few micro lines in the fields when swirls under a bright light; this is all I can find to explain the assigned MS61 grade. Strike is complete with deeply impressed curls, rounded stars and nearly all reverse eagle feathers being well defined. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A wonderful offering from the Osprey Collection that should capture attention.
Gold G$2.5 1865S 1865-S
F15
NGC
3814600001
Choice $595 New April 6! Low Mintage Civil War Date, Crusty Copper Gold Patina, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. An ideal candidate for collections wishing to own a piece of Civil War San Francisco gold while on a budget. This crusty original 1865-S quarter eagle has seen only honest wear and must have spent time in a damp environment. The 10% copper alloy has leached resulting in a thick crusty copper gold patina. Mintage for the date is only 23,376. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A quality Civil War artifact from Jim Poston.
Gold G$2.5 1866S 1866-S
AU53 NGC
3524764017
Original $1175 Low Mintage Civil War Date, Original Copper Gold Patina, Blemish Free. . A popular 1866 San Francisco strike that is perfectly original with copper gold patina. Mintage was limited to 38,900 with most specimens entering circulation. PCGS population report indicates only 8 graded at the AU53 level and 9 additional at AU55. At the AU55 grade level, prices start to move up quickly for the date. This AU53 specimen provides fair value as accurately graded along with blemish free surfaces. Overall, this example is nicely balanced with strictly original surfaces that offer classic old time copper toning. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$2.5 1868 1868
AU55 PCGS
83145451
Original $1000 Low Mintage Date, Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Oregon Beaver Collection. 1868 Philadelphia strikes have a tiny mintage of only 3,600 but are not as scarce as would be expected. PCGS has graded 25 at the AU55 grade level and another 24 certified AU58. Pricing is corresponding lower than follow-on 1869 and 1870 dates. This well preserved example offers mildly reflective fields and luster. Strike is completely executed with no points of weakness. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes to report or detract. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and important opportunity to secure a low mintage 1860 strike at reasonable price. Another fine numismatic property from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1869 1869
MS61 NGC
2643827001
Choice $3345 Rare Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Fiery Orange Gold Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Another post Civil War quarter eagle with tiny mintage. The 1869 date sports a mintage of 4,320 with only 7 at the MS61 level followed by five in MS62, four in MS63 and the finest being an MS64 example. Ok, so a very low mintage is potential attraction coupled with few graded at the mint state level. But the real story is the eye appeal. This is a gorgeous collector gold piece with fiery orange gold patina, lightly mirrored fields and crisp cartwheel luster. Dan White and I looked at many gold pieces during the Denver ANA with this example being one of our favorities in terms of value. The future buyer will definitely be pleased. Housed in newer NGC holder and yet another great offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1870 1870
AU58 PCGS
82299614
Choice $2100 Low Mintage Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Full Strike, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. 1870 Philadelphia strikes have a tiny issue of only 4,520 and are very scarce in all grades. Choice uncirculated specimens are very rare and approach proof rarity. PCGS population reports indicates 18 total at the AU58 level with 12 in mint state. MInt state prices ramp quickly making accurately graded AU58 specimens the optimum point on the value/price curve. This offering, from the Oregon Beaver Collection, warrants serious attention. Surfaces are reflective and offer ample cartwheel luster. Strike is complete with no weakness detected during 10x loupe inspection. Blemishes are limited to a few micro ticks in the fields that are not distracting. A quality rare date offering that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$2.5 1878 1878
MS64 NGC
4423262004
Choice $925 Choice Original, Lovely Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. Low mintage of only 286,240 with MS64 being the last affordable collector grade. Most certified examples will be found in the MS62 - MS63 grade range. This choice original example offers frosty cartwheel luste along with golden patina. Blemishes are to an absolute minimal as to expected at the MS64 grade level. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$2.5 1878 1878
MS64 PCGS
82159728
Choice $975 Choice Original, Lovely Orange Gold Patina, Soft Glowing Luster, Accurately Graded. Low mintage of only 286,240 with MS64 being the last affordable collector grade. Most certified examples will be found in the MS62 - MS63 grade range. This choice original example offers old time orange gold patina and soft glowing luster under a light source. Blemishes are to an absolute minimal as to expected at the MS64 grade level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A CAC candidate due to the old time orange patina.
Gold G$2.5 1878 1878
AU58 raw
Original $325 Original Surfaces, Light Copper Gold Patina, Satiny Luster, Bold Obverse Strike, Southern Maine Collection. Limited mintage of 286,240 so definitely not a common date. This example offers soft satiny luster with just a touch of wear on the eagle's wing tips. Obverse offers a hammered strike while the lower eagle devices are a bit weak. There are no obvious blemishes worth mentioning. A quality $2.5 quarter eagle offering from the Southern Maine Collection to consider.
Gold G$2.5 1880 1880
AU53 PCGS
1660634004
Original $925 Tiny Mintage, Original Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. United States $2.5 quarter eagles have numerous Philadelphia dates with very low mintage. The 1880 date is a tiny 2,960 pieces resulting in scarcity at all grade levels. This AU53 offering, from the Osprey Collection, is the only example at that grade level with 18 in AU55. Previously housed in old NGC holder and graded AU55. Surfaces are colored a light orange gold and essentially mark free with only a few field ticks on the reverse. Strike is complete. Bright light viewing reveals lightly mirrored fields with mostly satiny luster. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS 2015 style holder.
Gold G$2.5 1887 1887
MS63 PCGS
81924298
Choice $2100 Tiny Mintage, Choice Original, Orange Gold Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded. Yes, a tiny mintage of 6,160 for this lovely 1887 $2.5 quarter eagle and a compelling value when checking the PCGS population reports. In MS63, a total of 35 have been graded while the graded number drops to 20 in MS64 followed by a scant 2 pieces in MS65. PCGS pricing guide pricing jumps substantially in MS64. Orange gold patina and cartwheel luster dominate the viewing from lightly mirrored fields. Strike is complete and contact marks are consistent with the grade. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A candidate for CAC submission and should please the selective collector.
Gold G$2.5 1887 1887
MS61
NGC
2684921004
Choice $980 Low Mintage Date, Vibrant Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I really like this 1887 $2.5 quarter eagle. Eye appeal is huge with vibrant reflection cartwheel luster that is dazzling under a light source. Patina is classic orange gold that is to be expected for a well preserved original example. Strike nearly complete with reverse well defined but star 1 lacking connected centrils. Fields have faint chatter that probably explain the assigned NGC grade. Luster is higher than expected for MS61 grade; this piece is offers value as I don't see the field chatter as distracting. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1898 1898
MS64
PCGS
83905749
Gem $950 New April 9! Gem Original or Close, Swirling Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Substantial Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . May I recommend a near gem 1898 $2.5 Liberty gold piece for your consideration? This is a gorgeous example with eye catching cartwheel luster that dances around under a light source. Luster has a satiny texture as dies are showing some erosion and die cracks. Strike is hammered with every minute detail fully impressed. Blemishes are minimal at the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this gorgeous 1898 quarter eagle.
Gold G$2.5 1901 1901
MS63 PCGS
82454990
Choice $425 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. This quarter eagle gold piece is sure to please and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$2.5 1902 1902
MS64
PCGS
84054166
Gem $675 New February 26! Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Ideal Type Coin. Satiny cartwheel luster and a hammered strike are the two highlights of this marvelous 1902 $2.5 quarter eagle. Luster is active and engaging under a light source. Strike is 100% complete with every subtle device detail being completely impressed. Accurately graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approved gold is in strong demand and an ideal selection for a top quality type set.
Gold G$2.5 1903 1903
MS63
PCGS OGH
9941491
Gem $950 Gem Original, Deep Orange Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Highwood Collection. Definitely a special offering from the Highwood Collection as purchased years ago and salted away in a bank vault. The decision has been made to begin liquidating some of the ancient purchases. GFRC is so pleased to be offering this gem original 1903 $2.5 quarter eagle. Deep orange patina immediately validate that surfaces are completely natural and untouched. Frosty cartwheel luster compounds the eye appeal. Then there is a hammered strike with fully rounded stars and every delicate reverse eagle feather detail being clearly defined. Blemishes are to a minimum. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. Yes, the asking price is a bit strong but consistent with the atypically strong quality.
Gold G$2.5 1904 1904
MS64
PCGS
85195649
Choice $600 New April 11! Super Choice Original, Faint Gray Patina. A hand selected 1904 $2.5 gold piece for your consideration. Added to GFRC inventory due to hammered strike and blemish free surfaces. Evaluating United States gold in mintage is no different that type silver coinage. There is always a trade-off between luster and marks with strike not being a huge factor. Wise collectors will search out example with bold strikes that are entirely mark free followed by evaluating luster. In the case of this 1904 offering, satiny cartwheel luster is consistent with the assigned MS grade while strike and blemish free surfaces are above average. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality type coin offering for the selective collector.
Gold G$2.5 1904 1904
MS62 PCGS
32078365
Choice $435 Choice Original, Lustrous, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. A choice quarter eagle for the assigned grade as surfaces offer ample frosty luster. Strike is absolutely hammered with every device detail being crisp. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Why this lovely piece is only graded MS62 is a mystery to me. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder. Please give this 1904 quarter eagle special consideration as current asking price.
Gold G$2.5 1905 1905
MS62 NGC
4236740032
Original $435 Original, Lustrous Orange Toned Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Another lovely United States gold piece that has been repatriated by the Osprey consignor. This example is accurately graded by NGC. Surfaces offer ample satiny luster with only luster break by star 3. Strike is crisp with all devices deeply impressed. Housed in new NGC holder.
Gold G$2.5 1905 1905
MS61 NGC
3880985001
Original $425 Antique Orange Patina, Accurately Graded. Searching out quality gold type coins means locating those with old antique orange coloring that is strictly original. This 1905 $2.5 Liberty piece was added to inventory as consistent with GFRC quality requirements. Surfaces are blemish free with the assigned NGC grade a function of muted luster. Housed in new NGC holder.
Gold G$2.5 1906 1906
MS67 PCGS
83921497
Gem $3100 Superb Gem, Osprey Collection. This outstanding 1906 $2.5 quarter eagle strike offers interesting type coin possibilities. A superb gem with frosty cartwheel luster and no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is hammered and well balanced. PCGS has graded a total of 67 at the MS67 grade level with two finer and at a $20,000 price tag. Quality and eye appeal are so typical of Osprey Collection offerings. Nicely priced below those graded MS67 on commercial websites.
Gold G$2.5 1907 1907
MS64
NGC Fatty
275893014
Gem $715 New April 6! Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal, Old Time Conservative Grading. If in the market for a well above average Liberty $2.5 type coin, then please consider this offering. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. This last year issue is a gem and conservative graded in pristine NGC fatty holder. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and bold brilliant cartwheel luster. Strike is complete while the surfaces are free of any distraction blemishes. GFRC spends considerable time digging out only the best United States gold and major coin shows. This is one of those finds.
Gold G$2.5 1907 1907
MS63
NGC
3220347001
Choice $440 Choice Original, Great Type Coin, Orange Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. A lovely last year Liberty design strike at the Philadelphia mint. Perfect for a type set without breaking the bank! There is plenty of orange gold luster that pleases the eye and an attractive offer price. CAC approval validates the originality and accurate grading too. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A really nice quarter eagle that should not last long on the GFRC price list.
$2.5 Indian
Gold G$2.5 1908 1908
MS62 raw
Original $450 New April 22! Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Few Blemishes, South Maine Collection. A wholesome 1908 $2.5 quarte eagle that is well struck and offers bold device details. A few surfaces blemishes keep this piece from a higher mint state grade. Fairly priced and from the Southern Maine Collection that has been off the market for several decades.
Gold G$2.5 1914 1914
AU58 NGC
3472918002
Original $425 Better Date, Accurately Graded, Crisp Satiny Luster. Mintage 240,000. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. Lots of eye appeal when viewing in hand or under bright light.
Gold G$2.5 1914D 1914-D
MS64+
PCGS
81268503
Gem $4950 Gem Original, Radiate Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A gem for the assigned MS64+ grade. 1914 Denver strikes are the third rarest issue of the Indian quarter eagle series with 1914 and 1911-D being rarer. The Mint State population drops off quickly after MS-63 with substantial price jumps to $16K at the MS65 grade level. This probably explains why PCGS was so cautious in assigning full MS65 grade level and turning this piece into a five figure numismatic item. So here we are with assigned MS64+ grade and CAC approval. If one understands statistics and gaussian distributions, then there is a reasonable probability that this piece is equivalent to a portion of those presently graded MS65 and selling for double the GFRC asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and another superb offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1925D 1925-D
MS64
NGC Fatty
312131004
Gem $900 New April 6! Gem Original, Old Time Conservative Grading. Mintage of 578,000 at the Denver mint and the last $2.5 Indians to be produced. Once again, let's consider the 1925-D issue's background as explained by David Akers. He states, "Almost always having very good to excellent mint lustre but the striking quality varies greatly; some are very unevenly struck while others are well struck. Dies seem to have been a problem with this issue, and many specimens were clearly struck from buckled or deteriorated dies. The mint mark is usually a little weak but well defined. There are some specimens, however, where the mintmark is so weak that it is nearly invisible. The color is typically a rose tinted gold but there are also coppery colored specimens as well as ones with green and yellow gold shades. The surfaces are frosty with little or no granularity." In light of these observation, this example was carefully examined with a 10x loupe. Surfaces are frosty with brilliant cartwheel luster. Strike is complete and uniform with some minor die bulging below the Indian's chin and behind E PLU(RI)BUS. Overall eye appeal is superior and warrants a gem quality rating. Housed in NGC fatty holder with CAC approval. An offering for collectors attempt a type set with preference for all TPG holders and CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1925D 1925-D
MS63+
PCGS
8183000
Choice $650 Choice Original, Satiny Gold Luster, Accurately Graded . One of only three Indian Head quarter eagle dates to be struck at the Denver mint. This example is accurately graded with glowing satiny luster. CAC approval validates the choice surfaces and overall eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$2.5 1929 1929
AU55 raw
Original $275 Original Surfaces, Copper Gold Patina, Accurately Grade, Southern Maine Collection. A nice $2.5 quarter eagle offering for the bullion box or as an inexpensive type coin. Surfaces are original with limited wear. Verdigris fills the star 7 and part of star 8. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection.
$3 Princess
Gold G$3 1854 1854
MS63 PCGS
34195134
Choice $3500 First Year Issue, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. First year of issue and excellent choice as a type coin.Hand selected by Osprey due to the above average surface quality and brilliant (frosty) cartwheel lusterThe strike is bold with all obverse curls deeply impressed.The reverse wreath and bow are just as well struck. A lovely, blemish free $3 gold piece. Freshly graded and housed in a 2015 PCGS holder. A fine numismatic property from the Osprey Collection for the discerning collector.
Gold G$3 1855 1855
AU55 PCGS
34881873
Original $950 New April 7! Crusty Original Copper Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1855 $3 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Surfaces are covered with vintage copper gold patina. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Value priced and ready for inclusion in a circulated gold type set.
Gold G$3 1860 1860
MS63 PCGS
81479128
Choice $6450 Low Mintage issue of only 7,036. Proof Like Fields, Choice original, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. . The low mintage present challenges to obtaining choice specimens. PCGS has graded 21 pieces in MS63 with only 15 coins in MS64. Above MS64 the 1860 $3 is truly rare. The 1860 $3 gold is not often offered. Coin facts reflects only 2 auction records for MS63 coins in 2016 and none in 2017 and according to Coin Facts only 1 MS64 was auctioned in 2013 none since.This offering is fully choice with profile fields. Brilliant reflective cartwheel luster stands out on the first viewing especially on the reverse. The frosted elements present a cameo effect. Surfaces are blemish free other than a few wispy hairlines that account for the grade. A hammered strike on the obverse and reverse is reflected in the bold hair curls and well defined wreath and bow devices. Housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. A fine numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves special consideration.
$5 Draped/Capped Bust
Gold G$5 1811 1811
Tall 5
AU58 NGC
961816010
Choice $9600 Rare Tall 5 Variety, Early Capped Bust Offering, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Total mintage for the 1811 date is 99,581 and includes both the Small and Tall 5 reverse varieties. According to David Akers, the Tall 5 variety is approximately twice as rare as the 1811 Small 5 in mint state. This is important to know given the new NGC AU58 offering from the Osprey Collection. Frosty luster is vibrant and active under a bright light. Strike is well impressed with rounded stars and a complete compliment of reverse devices to enjoy. GFRC images accurately capture the eye appeal and surfaces condtions. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and accurately graded. A rare early date half eagle offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1811 1811
Small 5
EF40 PCGS
84108635
Original $6150 Small S, Important Capped Bust Type Offering, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. An important Capped Bust $5 half eagle offering at an "affordable" grade level. Early Capped Bust gold is always in demand and quickly moves into the five figure level starting at the Choice AU or better grade levels. The 1811 date is found with two different reverse varieties concerning the size of the 5 digit in the denomination. Overall 1811 date mintage is 99,581 with the Small 5 reverse being slightly more available than the Tall 5 reverse. This 1811 Small 5 offering, from the Port Matilda Collection, is numismatically signifcant and a pleasure to have in GFRC inventory. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS Gold Shield holder. Surfaces are uniform greenish gold with copper hues surrounding the stars and reverse legend. This piece is evenly worn with wear points at the top of the reverse eagle feathers and claws. Strike is nearly complete other than several stars in the left field lacking connected centrils.
$5 Classic Head
Gold G$5 1837 1837
AU53 NGC
656368004
Original $1650 Popular Design Type, Original Copper Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. Ex. Jules Reiver Collection. The Classic Head design is always popular and in strong demand. I continually struggle to keep quality examples in inventory. The 1837 date has a limited mintage of 207, 121. This example is strictly original with classic copper gold patina. Reverse is very well struck while obverse has weak stars 1 through 6. Surfaces have a slight amount of chatter. Accurately graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. The NGC label lists "Jules Reiver Collection." A quality United States gold offering from the Missouri Collection.
Gold G$5 1838 1838
AU58 NGC
4244773002
Choice $2600 Desirable Classic Head Design, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Osprey Collection. . 1838 was the last year of Classic Head $5 half eagle production with a mintage of 286,588 pieces. As a date, the 1838 is more rare than the 1834 Plain 4, 1835, or 1836 but not quite as scarce as the 1837. 1838 also saw the introduction of branch mint production at Charlotte and Dahlonega. This surviving example is well struck and offers frosty cartwheel luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and important considering the large amount of open field space above the smaller eagle device. A very pleasing AU58 graded specimen that would be ideal for a type set. Housed in new large font NGC holder. An important better United States gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
$5 Liberty
Gold G$5 1839 1839
EF45
PCGS
20409815
Choice $1795 New April 6! First Year Design Issue, Crusty Copper Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An important first year design offering that has been well preserved for current day collectors. David Akers writes the following concerning the 1839 $5 gold issue, "This is the first year of the new type design by Christian Gobrecht. Although not especially rare in lower grades, it is nevertheless much more rare in all grades than any of the Philadelphia Mint coins of the previous type (Classic Head) except the 1834 Crosslet 4. Coins grading AU or Unc. are very rare and choice mint state pieces are virtually unobtainable." Surfaces are perfectly original with crusty copper gold covering on both sides. Grading is accurate and CAC provides approval, an important validation for early United States gold. Housed in old blue label holder with standard ring insert. Osprey does it again by digging out this important early type offering.
Gold G$5 1846D/D 1846D/D
AU53
NGC
3706339009
Choice $5200 New April 11! Rare Repunched Mintmark Reverse, Copper Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. I can't overstate the importance of this offering! The 1846-D over D $5 half eagle repunched mintmatk is typically found in VF through EF grades and becomes rare in AU with many surviving examples being less than choice. The second D punch is located up into the olive branch and, on higher grade examples, is visible to naked eye. Being included in major pricing quides and being recognized by the major grading services has increased its popularity. A quick check of CAC population report indicates only 15 total approved in all grades. In mint state, these is a lone MS61 approved specimen with 2 at AU55 and 4 at AU53. This population is inadequate for serving broad based collector demand. The offered example sports old time copper gold patina that screams originality. Obverse strike is complete while only the arrow feathers and right claw showing weakness on the reverse. This piece is blemish free and wholesome. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal for Dahlonega mint issue. Again, an important offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1855 1855
AU55 PCGS
32985702
Choice $830 Earlier Date, Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A lovely 1855 $5 half eagle offering from the Port Matilda Collection. Dave Akers relates the following concerning this date in the $5 series, "Like many other Philadelphia Mint Half Eagles of the 1840's and 1850's the 1855 is often considered to be a relatively common date. It certainly is not, however, and while not exactly a great rarity in the lower grades, it is rare in AU or uncirculated condition." This example offers lightly mirrored fields and reflective luster. Blemishes are minimal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge ring insert and ready for a home in a new collection.
Gold G$5 1855C 1855-C
AU55 PCGS
05934059
Choice $6600 Rare AU Grade Charlotte Half Eagle, Choice Original Surfaces, Rare Prooflike Fields, Accurately Graded, Vicksburg Collection. GFRC is so pleased to offer an 1855 Charlotte gold $5 half eagle in rare AU grade coupled with infrequently seen prooflike fields. Noted United States gold expert, Doug Winter, states the following in PCGS Price Guide concerning the rarity of the 1855 Charlotte date in AU or better, "This date becomes scarce in properly graded AU50 and quite rare in the higher AU grades, especially with natural color and original surfaces. In Uncirculated it remains an extremely rare coin. I am aware of just four or five, including a Gem..." Winter then goes on to discuss luster characteristic for Charlotte 1855 gold and states that nearly all will be seen with thick frosty luster and "A few are known with slightly reflective prooflike fields." Offered here is one of the few known with mirrored fields. Mintage is a low 39,788 pieces. PCGS populations report indicates twelve graded AU55 and seven at the AU58 level along with a last auction appearence taking place during 2010 for those graded AU55. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. A CAC is definitely warranted as I believe this piece will sticker due to the strict originality and mirrored fields. An outstanding Charlotte gold offering from the Vicksburg Collection.
Gold G$5 1874CC 1874-CC
AU53
PCGS
84228740
Choice $12500 Choice Original Carson City Date, Orange Gold Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Condition Rarity, Osprey Collection . Mintage of only 21,198. Attractive orange gold surfaces are lightly mirrored with minimal disturbences. Dave Akers indicates that, "most known specimens of the 1874-CC are well circulated and VF examples are typical. A few AU coins are known but only one 1874-CC catalogued as uncirculated has ever been offered at public auction." Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is important validation for this choice 1874-CC half eagle.
Gold G$5 1878CC 1878-CC
VF20 PCGS
28527083
Original HOLD
$3500
New April 11! Challenging Carson City Liberty $5 Gold Date, Honest Wear, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Tiny mintage of 9,054 and one of the two Carson City rarities in the United States half eagle gold series; the other being 1870-CC. Surfaces are original and well preserved from just honest wear. Copper gold patina is consistent on both sides of this rarity. The VF20 grade level is an excellent value entry point as prices quickly jump to multiples of the asking price in EF and into five figures at the AU grades. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another important numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection of fine United States gold.
Gold G$5 1880 1880
MS61 raw
Original $415 Crisp Satiny Luster, Bold Strike, Light Copper-Gold Coloring, Obverse Rim Marks, Southern Maine Collection. A no question mint state example with crisp satiny luster and nice copper-gold coloring. Strike is full. There are rim marks above star 9 and a contact mark by the reverse arrows. From the Southern Maine Collection and off the market for several decades. Fairly priced.
Gold G$5 1880 1880
AU58 raw
Original $395 Near Choice Eye Appeal, Old Time Orange Patina. Don't I enjoy adding this lovely 1880 half eagle to the GFRC price list. This piece offers a substantial amount of frosty cartwheel luster along old time orange patina. An MS61 net grade is assigned due to some wispy hairlines in the left obverse field that require a 10x glass and properly lighting angle to see. A perfect piece for a casual type set along with gold bullion appreciation potential.
Gold G$5 1880 1880
AU58 raw
Choice $415 Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Few Blemishes, Southern Maine Collection. Satiny luster and essentially blemish free surfaces are the high points of this lovely $5 half eagle. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection. Off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1880 1880
AU58 PCGS
34114535
Choice $500 Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Copper Gold Patina, Conservatively Graded, Southern Maine Collection. A choice original half eagle that is so conservatively graded. This is another Southern Maine Collection offering that has been off the market for decades and just graded at PCGS. My grading estimate was MS63 based on the vibrant cartwheel luster and no signs of wear. PCGS assigned grade is AU58 and we have priced at the MS60 guide level. Blemishes are minimal. A perfect type coin with lovely copper gold patina.
Gold G$5 1880 1880
AU55 raw
Original $400 Original Copper Gold Patina, Satiny Luster, Few Blemishes, Southern Maine Collection. Classic copper-gold patina and soft satiny remaining luster are quite obvious. Surfaces are essentially blemish free for the grade. Quality that is better than most at this pricing level. A solid gold $ half eagle offering from the Southern Maine Collection. Off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1880S 1880-S
AU58 raw
Choice $385 Choice Surfaces, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Attractive Under Light Source, Southern Maine Collection. Choice with essentially blemish free surfaces that are lightly reflective. Faint copper-gold patina is uniformly distributed and adds to the eye appeal. Fairly graded and priced. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection. Off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1881 1881
MS61 raw
Choice $410 Choice Original, Nice Luster, Light Copper Gold Patina, Southern Maine Collection. A mint state example with soft satiny luster and light copper-gold coloring. Some scattered marks limit the grade. From the Southern Maine Collection and off the market for several decades. Fairly priced.
Gold G$5 1881 1881
AU58 raw
Original $395 Original Surfaces, Satiny Luster, Accurately Grade, Southern Maine Collection. A nice $5 half eagle offering for the bullion box or as an inexpensive type coin. Surfaces are original with limited wear. Satiny luster and original mint frost surrounding stars and major devices is evident and pleasing. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection.
Gold G$5 1881 1881
AU55 raw
Original $385 Original Surfaces, Attractive Copper Gold Coloring, Light Wear, Southern Maine Collection. A wholesome 1881 $5 half eagle with uniform copper-gold coloring and light wear. From the Southern Maine Collection and off the market for several decades. Fairly priced.
Gold G$5 1881 1881
AU53 raw
Original $375 Original Surfaces, Accurately Grade, Southern Maine Collection. A nice $5 half eagle offering for the bullion box or as an inexpensive type coin. Surfaces are original with limited wear. Satiny luster is evident and pleasing. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection.
Gold G$5 1882 1882
MS64+
NGC
4244699003
Gem $1450 Gem Original, Monster Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Huge Eye Appeal . A amazing 1882 Philadelphia struck $5 half eagle with monster cartwheel luster. Intense luster has a satiny texure and just drips off this gold piece. NGC has assigned an MS64+ grade with CAC agreeing with the designation. In my eyes, this piece could be graded MS65 and will probably end up in that level holder in the future as the price gap is conducive to cracked out dealers. PCGS price guide jumps from $1225 in MS64+ to $6000 in MS65. This lovely 1882 example has it all; huge luster, a hammered strike and minimal micro blemishes in the focal area. Housed in new NGC large font holder with CAC approval. For the collector who desires well above average eye appeal with their gold purchases.
Gold G$5 1885S 1885-S
MS62 raw
Choice $435 New April 22! Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Southern Maine Collection. A choice original 1885-S half eagle that is accurately graded. This is another Southern Maine Collection offering that has been off the market for decades. Vibrant cartwheel luster is eye catching. Under a 10x loupe, one can see a few obverse hairlines therefore the assigned MS62 grade level. A perfect type coin with considerable eye appeal.
Gold G$5 1891CC 1891-CC
AU58
NGC
4252195002
Choice $1975 Affordable Carson City Date, Old Time Copper Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . Mintage of 208,000 and rendering this Carson City date as the most affordable from that era. I really like and recommend this gold half eagle due to the transparent copper gold patina. Placing this piece under a light source releases cartwheel luster and probably difficult to anticipate this surface condition when viewing the GFRC images. Blemishes are at a minimum with a few field ticks on the reverse but fully toned over. Housed in new large font NGC holder. The old time originality and accurately grading warrant CAC approval. Another quality selection from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1893 1893
MS64+
NGC
4626168008
Gem $1375 New April 10! Near Gem Original, Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, So Close to MS65. The gorgeous 1893 $5 half eagle is essential at gem level with MS64+ certification and CAC approval. This piece displays substantial orange patina on both sides, with underlying mint frost. Bright light viewing releases attractive cartwheel luster. The surfaces are minimally abraded and exhibit sharply struck design elements. This date becomes very scarce in MS65 and elusive above that level. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Competitive prices with current CoinFacts CAC approved records.
Gold G$5 1893 1893
MS62 raw
Original $410 Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Southern Maine Collection. A lovely mint state $5 half eagle with vibrant luster throughout obverse and reverse. Luster is consistent with a high mint state grade. There is an obverse mark in the left field that justifies a lower grade. Strike is complete. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection. Off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1895 1895
MS61 NGC
4236740030
Original $495 Original, Well Struck, Soft Luster, Accurately Graded. A well graded 1895 quarter eagle with full strike and strictly original orange/gold patina. NGC grading is accurate and reflects the soft luster and blemishes. Housed in newer NGC holder. An attractive candidate for a combination gold bullion and numismatic type set.
Gold G$5 1898S 1898-S
AU58 raw
Original $445 New April 22! Original Copper Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Light Rub, Attractive Surfaces, Southern Maine Collection . Frosty luster and attractive copper gold patina are the high points of this lovely 1898-S $5 half eagle. The 1898 San Francisco date is not particularly scarce but it does not belong in the "common date gold" category either. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection. Off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1899 1899
MS61 raw
Original $395 Near Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Blemishes Consistent with Grade, Southern Maine Collection. A mint state example with crisp satiny luster and full strike. Traces of verdigris surround the obverse stars and attest to the originality. There are significant obverse marks. From the Southern Maine Collection and off the market for several decades. Fairly priced.
Gold G$5 1901 1901
MS62 raw
Original $395 Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Reverse Chatter, Accurately Graded. Satiny luster and mint state surfaces are the highlight of this 1901 Liberty Head $5 half eagle. Reverse has some mild field chatter below the eagle that accounts for the assigned MS62 grade. Overall a quality piece from GFRC's United States gold department.
Gold G$5 1901 1901
AU58 raw
Choice $385 Choice Original, Bold Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Late Die State Dies, Accurately Graded. A lovely United States half eagle struck at the Philadelphia mint. One immediately notices the satiny cartwheel luster resulting from late die state dies. Die metal flow lines are quite evident through obverse and reverse. Strike is typical. Surface blemishes are minimal with just a touch of rub. Really a choice example.
Gold G$5 1901S 1901-S
MS64 PCGS
82624233
Choice $985 Choice Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . Swirly cartwheel luster is immediately evident. Fields are essentialy blemish free leading to eye appeal of a higher grade. Technically, the grading is accurate due to a vertical line on the neck that is evident during 10x loupe inspection. Strike is nearly complete with only stars 10 and 11 lacking centrils. Housed in 2015 PCGS Security holder. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1901S 1901-S
AU58 raw
Choice $380 Choice Original, Frosty Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Southern Maine Collection. One immediately notes the frosty luster and rich orange gold patina. Faint rub justifies an AU58 grade while surfaces are essentially mark free and choice. A quality example that will please the new owner. From the Southern Maine Collection and off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1902S 1902-S
AU58
PCGS
29592470
Choice $475 Near Gem Original, Vibrant Orange Gold Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. A near gem original offering with loads of eye appeal. This lovely 1902 San Francisco $5 half eagle has everything a collector could desire. Coloring is orange gold that indicates perfectly original surfaces. Luster is vibrant and active. Strike is essentially complete with only a touch of weakness at the reverse arrow feathers. And finally, blemishes are non existent. I could see this piece eventually ending up in a low mint state grade holder. Conservatively graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Pricing is firm as I paid strong for quality.
Gold G$5 1907 1907
MS63
PCGS
81832316
Choice $525 New April 6! Great Gold Type Selection, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Poston Collection. An attractive 1907 gold half eagle offering that would be ideal for a value based type set. Surfaces are 100% original with mild orange gold patina. Blemishes are minimal for the assigned grade level. Then there is frosty cartwheel luster that added considerable eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from Jim Poston. CAC approved is presently under strong demand so don't wait too long to inquiry on this piece.
Gold G$5 1907 1907
MS63 raw
Choice $525 New April 22! Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Southern Maine Collection. Yet another lovely United States gold offering from the Southern Maine Collection. One immediately appreciated the satiny cartwheel luster and vibrant cartwheel effects. Strike is absolutely hammered and adds to the overall desirability. Eye appeal of full MS64 grade but some chatter on Liberty's check holds this one back to MS63. Off of the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1908 1908
MS65
PCGS
25063611
Gem $3550 Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster dominates on this gem 1908 Philadelphia half eagle strike. Strike is deeply impressed through obverse and reverse with tiny die preparation anomalies visible inside device recesses. Housed in 2012 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted for this gem. Another top quality selection from the Osprey Collection.
$5 Indian
Gold G$5 1913S 1913-S
AU53 PCGS
84767404
Choice $615 Better Date, Choice Original, Deep Orange Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. Above average eye appeal with deep orange gold patina and blemish free. A choice original offering with 1913 San Francisco strikes being a better date at mintage of 408,000. Scarce in mint state with very rapid pricing increases into the five figures in MS63. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ideal for the selective collector who enjoys old time toning and strict originality.
$5 Modern Gold Commemoratives
Gold G$5 1986W 1986-W
MS70 PCGS
26160058
Gem $400 Statue of Liberty, Orange Toning. An entirely blemish free example as one would expect from PCGS MS70 designation. The business strike die finish results in frosted surfaces. This piece has acquired some orange patina along the rims.
Gold G$5 1987W 1987-W
MS70 NGC
1538255044
Gem $400 Constitution Commemorative, Satiny Luster, Perfect Surfaced and Grade, 0.242 Oz Gold. Probably the boldest design rendition of the classic United States eagle. Surfaces are absolutely perfect and offer satiny luster. Some die polish lines can be seen moving in the denticles on the left obverse. A very competitive asking price when comparing to eBay listings. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert. A cool way to own a quarter ounce of gold.
Gold G$5 1987W 1987-W
MS70 NGC
1538255007
Gem $400 Constitution Commemorative, Hammered Strike, Impressive Satiny Luster, Full MS70, 0.242 Oz Gold. Of all the modern $5 gold commemoratives purchased in a recent deal, this Constitution Commemorative is my favorite. Definitely all of MS70 with a deep hammered strike and bold satiny luster. This piece is heads and shoulders above other MS70 graded examples and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW designation. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 1987W 1987-W
MS70 NGC
1960298003
Gem $400 Constitution Commemorative, Bold Design, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded MS70, 2.42 Oz Gold. Accurately graded at the MS70 level with no blemishes whatsoever. Satiny luster dominates. A historic $5 gold commemorative issue. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 1987W 1987-W
MS69 PCGS
26159958
Gem $370 Constitution Commemorative, Bold Design, Satiny Luster, Near MS70, 0.242 Oz Gold. A near MS70 example with the obverse entirely blemish free and two micro tick on the reverse vertical stem that resulted in MS69 assigned grade. Satiny luster throughout. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$5 1991W 1991-W
PF70UCAM NGC
1990941016
Gem $400 Mount Rushmore Commemorative, 0.242 Oz Gold, Perfect Surfaces, Watery Mirrors. One of the better executed United States modern commemorative designs with a bold eagle and diminutive Mount Rushmore monument. Reverse design is nicely done with Mount Rushmore National Memorial in script over watery proof fields. A piece of perfection graded as PF70 Ultra Cameo by NGC and housed in old standard insert holder.
Gold G$5 1991W 1991-W
PF70UCAM NGC
1531498061
Gem $400 Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary Commemorative, 0.242 Oz Gold, Watery Mirrors, Perfect PF70UCAM Grade. A popular United States modern commemorative to help maintain the Mount Rushmore monument. A perfectly preserved example earnings NGC's highest PF70 Ultra Cameo grade. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert.
Gold G$5 1993W 1993-W
PR69DCAM PCGS
70084589
Gem $370 Bill of Rights Commemorative, Orange/Gold Patina, Watery Proof Surfaces, 0.242 Oz Gold. Mintage is 78,651. Label as a "Madison" commemorative but in reality, the core issue being commemorated is the United States Bill of Rights. Conservative grading as I don't see any obvious reasons for the PR69 assigned grade. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A bullion gold and numismatic opportunity.
Gold G$5 1993W 1993-W
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159922
Choice $355 1991 - 1995 50th Anniversary World War II Commemorative, Choice Original, Ultra Cameo Proof Surfaces. Struck during 1993 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of United States involvement in World War II. WW II last from 1941 through 1945 therefore the 1991 - 1995 dates on the $5 gold commemorative. Issued as part of a three piece set along with 50c and silver $1 pieces. The offer example is graded PR69DCAM with a few micro obverse spots. GFRC images are accurate and capture those tiny slot. As a result, pricing has been reduced to make this more of a gold bullion play.
Gold G$5 1994W 1994-W
MS69 PCGS
72824361
Gem $370 World Cup Tournament Commemorative, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, 0.242 Oz Gold. A near MS70 example as I'm unable to locate any blemishes that justify the MS69 grade. Orange toning areas are starting to emerge on this lovely example. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 2006S 2006-S
MS70 PCGS
10772958
Gem $395 San Francisco Old Mint, Gem Brillant Satiny Surfaces, Accurately Graded.. A superb example of the San Francisco Old Mint commerative with classic reverse eagle design. Accurately graded at MS70 level with brilliant satiny luster. All United States modern $5 commemoratives contain 0.242 ounces of pure gold at a 90% gold : 10% Copper ratio. MS70 examples of all modern commemoratives sell for over $400 per but I'm offering a special $395 price which is the cheapest around. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 2007W 2007-W
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159881
Gem $380 Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative, Mottled Orange Patina, Watery Proof Surfaces, 0.242 Oz Gold. Mintage is only 47,123 pieces. Watery proof fields surround the main devices including the Jamestown Memorial Church on reverse. The raised device areas are slowly turning a pretty orange gold as seen on occasional United States $5 gold commemoratives. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
$10 Liberty
Gold G$10 1842O 1842-O
Large Date
EF40 PCGS
81791195
Cleaned $1100 Large Date, Early New Orleans Strike, Faint Clean, Acceptable Example for Rarity, Osprey Collection. Faint clean with still an acceptable appearance. Please inspect the GFRC images closely. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and fresh from Europe. From the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1847 1847
EF45 PCGS
85759524
Original $850 Atrractive Copper Gold Patina, Original Surfaces, Strong Strike, Accurately Graded. A pleasing 1847 earlier date $10 eagle with classic copper gold patina that screams originality. Grading is accurate with limited wear on major devices including the eagle's wing tips. Strike, though not 100% complete, is uniform. Mintage for the 1847 is 862,258 leading to an affordable price close to bullion level. Housed 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$10 1853 1853
AU55
PCGS
34592350
Choice HOLD
$1350
New April 6! Early Liberty Eagle Gold, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Osprey does it again with another excellent $10 Liberty gold offering. This 1853 example predates the Civil War and features a moderate mintage of 201,253. David Akers discusses the 1853 date and relative scarcity as follows, "The comparatively high mintage has given collectors the false impression that this date is common. It is not, although VF and EF specimens are not particularly difficult to obtain. In AU condition the 1853 is very scarce and in uncirculated condition it is rare." This new GFRC example is fully choice with CAC approval. There is ample residual frosty luster that exhibits cartwheel effects under a light source. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Please consider this scarce offering with CAC approval that is offered at a fair price.
Gold G$10 1886S 1886-S
MS62 NGC
4236740017
Original $900 Original, Lustrous, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Recent repatriated from Europe and freshly graded. Surfaces offer considerable luster with surfaces having random blemishes consistent with assigned grade. Housed in new NGC holder. Limited mintage of 826,000.
Gold G$10 1893 1893
MS64
NGC
4236740021
Choice $1390 Choice Original, Cartwheel Frosty Luster, Osprey Collection. Recent repatriated from Europe and freshly graded along with CAC approval. Strictly original with eye catching frosty luster than swirls under bright light. There is a luster break on Liberty's cheek that is quite pronounced on images while much less distracting during in hand inspection. Fully struck throughout obverse and reverse. Housed in new NGC holder. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1893 1893
MS62 raw
Choice $725 Choice Original, Old Time Frosty Luster, Orange-Copper Gold Toning, Excellent Gold Bullion Play. Another hand picked 19th century gold eagle that offers that old time patina that collectors strive to locate. This 1893 Philadelphia strike offers pretty frosty luster with orange-copper gold toning. Strike is complete. Blemish wise, this is a typical MS62 with a mark on Liberty's chin and mark and another on the reverse between the eagle's head and left wing. Please remember that when grading old, the standards are different than silver or copper coins due to the soft natural of gold surfaces. An excellent gold bullion play while being an attractive collectible.
Gold G$10 1894 1894
MS64
PCGS
81173862
Choice $1600 Choice Original, Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Cracked Reverse, Osprey Collection. CAC Approval On November 22! Fresh from Osprey buying trip in Europe and now approved by CAC. Radiant cartwheel luster dominates the overall appearance along with uniform orange gold patina. A quality piece that is accurately graded at the MS64 level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$10 1894 1894
MS62 NGC
4236740026
Original $1385 Original, Lustrous, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Recent repatriated from Europe and freshly graded. Surfaces offer considerable luster with surfaces having random blemishes consistent with assigned grade. Housed in new NGC holder.
Gold G$10 1899 1899
MS62 PCGS
81173861
Original $875 Original, Good Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Fresh from Europe, recently graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. No CAC review.
Gold G$10 1899 1899
AU55 raw
Original $700 Strictly Original, Light Wear, Residual Orange Gold Luster, Excellent Gold Bullion Play. A solid 1899 Philadelphia struck $10 eagle that is strictly original. Some light wear is evident on Liberty's curls and eagle wing tips. Blemishes are minimal but consistent with light circulation. An attractive gold bullion play at the asking price.
$10 Indian
Gold G$10 1907 1907
MS63 NGC
4446920002
Choice $2800 No Motto, Choice Original, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. Osprey strikes against with another outstanding 1907 $10 Indian offering. A first year of design issue with multiple varieties. 1907 brought the Wired Edge and Rolled Edge variants with both being prohibitively expensive. 1907 also saw the minting of No Motto examples which are ideal for first year of design types sets. Mintage is a reasonable 239,406. The latest offering is conservatively graded MS63 with monster satiny cartwheel luster. Surfaces have minimal marks for the MS63 grade level. The lack of blemishes and vibrant luster warrants a trip to CAC for review. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Please give this gorgeous $10 Indian eagle special consideration for an advanced type collection.
Gold G$10 1910D 1910-D
MS64
PCGS
81424548
Choice HOLD
$1600
New April 7! Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Medium Orange-Green Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Dished Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . A near gem original $10 gold offering from the Osprey Collection. Strike on this eye appeal 1910-D is sharp, while cartwheel lustre is frosty with fine granular surfaces. Toning is a medium orange with some greenish hues under a light source. As David Akers points out, "many specimens have what appears to be an inner "rim" running through the middle of the date and the stars on the obverse and through the middle of the legends on the reverse. This "rim" runs the entire circumference of the coin on both the obverse and reverse and is probably the result of die bulging." This example does have this effect and overall dished appearance. Blemishes are essentially blemish free. Fresh processed through CAC where it received green bean approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$10 1912 1912
MS62 raw
Choice $825 Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded. A pleasing example with bold satiny luster since being strike by eroded dies. Blemishes are minimal and consistent with the assigned grade. I'm growing quite fond of this $10 Indian design as the details are so intricate in nature.
Gold G$10 1913 1913
MS64+
PCGS
34623370
Gem HOLD
$3750
New April 11! Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Orange Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A lovely gem offering with claims to MS65 grade. Dave Akers summarize the positive attributes for 1913 Philadephia struck $10 gold pieces as follows; "This dateis typicall very sharply struck, and the lustre ranks right up there with the very best in the series. Color varies somewhat but light to medium yellow and greenish gold are the colors most often seen. Some examples also have light rose, orange or coppery highlights. The surfaces have virtually none of the granularity of the 1910 to 1912 Philadelphia Mint issues and can be either fully frosty or somewhat satiny. Top grade examples of the 1913 are among the most attractive of the series." Akers' description well captures this lovely offering. Frosty cartwheel luster swirls and is vibrant under a light source. Strike is crisply executed while overall coloring is close to orange gold. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A serious numismatic gold offering from the Oprey Collection to consider for a special type set or impressive PCGS blue box of 20 holdings.
Gold G$10 1914S 1914-S
AU58 raw
Original $1075 Better Date, Original Surfaces, Nice Luster, Fairly Graded . San Francisco 1914 strikes are a better date with mintage of only 208,000. Prices jump quickly at the MS60 level, therefore high grade AU specimens are a great value. The offered example is graded AU58 with some faint rub and reverse field chatter by the eagle. Luster is crisp and natural. Recently purchased from a collection where gold remained raw and unholdered.
$20 Liberty
Gold G$20 1850 1850
AU53 PCGS
34881881
Original $4600 Important First Year Issue, Original Surfaces, Sufficient Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An important 1850 $20 double eagle offering that is the first year of issue. Expatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection consignor and freshly graded. Surfaces are strictly original with ample residual luster with the reverse having cartwheel apperance. Strike is uniform and well executed. Major blemishes are minimal resulting in pleasing eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS and competitively priced. Another great offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1851 1851
MS62 PCGS
81982952
Choice New Price
$11000
Rare Early Date and Grade, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, CAC Candidate, Osprey Collection. What an awesome offering from the Osprey Collection! 1851 represents the second year of circulation strike $20 double eagle production at the Philadelphia Mint. Mintage is slightly over 2,000,000 for this Type I design date. This example is choice original with textured cartwheel luster and a strong candidate for CAC review. Abrasions are too a minimum for the assigned MS62 grade while cartwheel luster is so dominate and pleasing. Strike is bold and crisp. All stars are rounded with deep centrils while all vertical and horizontal shield lines are separated by deep channels. This lovely example offers plenty of eye appeal and natural coloration. Don't I enjoy just swirling the obverse and reverse under bright light to activate the flashy textured luster. A new arrival from Europe and has just been graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC review. A superb piece from the Osprey Collection for serious collectors of early $20 double eagles.
Gold G$20 1851 1851
AU53 PCGS
82415323
Original $3000 Early Date, Original Orange Gold, Accurately Grading, Osprey Collection. An affordable and attractive 1851 Philadelphia $20 double eagle strike that was recently repatriated from Europe. Though this date has a mintate of slightly over 2,000,000, it is far from common and always in demand when accurately graded and fairly priced. This example exhibits satiny luster with a delicate semi-granular finish that is typical for the issue. Strike is also typical with decent definition of central hair curls and rounded stars. There are a few blemishes on the reverse with the most noticeable being below the eagle tail feathers. Accurately graded at the AU53 grade level and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves consideration.
Gold G$20 1852O 1852-O
AU53 PCGS
81982953
Original $7850 Scarce New Orleans Date, Attractive Mark Free Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The 1852 New Orleans double eagle sports a mintage of 190,000 and is an excellent choice for the Type I New Orleans slot in a United States gold type set. Most 1852-O double eagles are seen with a fair number of blemishes so collectors need to look for those with minimal marks heavily abraded. 1852 examples offer decent eye appeal but still not comparable to Philadelphia counterparts. This attractive Osprey example has been freshly graded and originated from Europe as many Osprey gold coins are. Accurately graded with surfaces that are free of any distracting blemishes. Toning is a consistent yellow gold while strike is complete. Please remember that nice New Orleans double eagles should continue to be in demand for years to come as such a popular and challenging mint to collect. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality piece from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1853 1853
AU58
PCGS
81860926
Choice $5750 Near Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Lots of Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A near gem example with eye catching cartwheel luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and I could easily see this double eagle in an MS61 without question. 1853 double eagle strikes have a lower mintage than their 1851 and the 1852 counteparts but all three dates have similar pricing and overall availability. The 1853 date is rare in Mint State grades and undervalued as PCGS has only graded (3) in MS63 and none higher. This AU58 example with CAC approval is so choice and pleasing. In hand inspection under a bright light will reveal the flashy luster and tickle the eyes. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Please give this double eagle special consideration as I know GFRC customers will not be disappointed.
Gold G$20 1853 1853
EF45 NGC
148527047
Original $1850 Early Type I Date, Residual Reflective Luster, Lightly Mirrored Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. An attractive 1853 $20 double eagle offering with lightly mirrored surfaces that still offer residual reflective luster. Surfaces are lightly abraided, consistent with the date, but none are significant enough to be distracting. Housed in old NGC with standard ring insert that probably dating back to mid to late 1990s. Off the market for several decades and an opportunity to acquire an early date Type 1 $20 double eagle well below PCGS Price Guide.
Gold G$20 1854 1854
Large Date
AU53 PCGS
82415325
Original New Price
$10250
Large Date Punch, Very Scarce Grade, Original Satiny Luster and Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. United States gold specialists indicate that the 1854 Large Date double eagle probably accounts for less than 10% of the original mintage of 757,899 piece. The Large Date punch is the same used on silver dollars and certain New Orleans eagles of that year. Uniform strike is seen throughout obverse and reverse; in particular the lower reverse shield and surrounding devices. Surfaces marks are consistent with the grade and expectations for this date. Residual luster has a satiny grainy texture. All Large Date examples will show a distinct die dot on Liberty's throat above the 8 digit. This diagnostic point is quite obvious on the offered example. Freshly sourced from Europe and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Another important United States early gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1861 1861
EF45 PCGS
32758743
Original $2285 Crusty Original, Civil War Date, Osprey Collection. A popular first year Civil War date. Surfaces are crusty original. Well struck. Housed in 2015 PCGS holder. A quality Osprey Collection offering for fans of strictly original Civil War gold.
Gold G$20 1872S 1872-S
AU55 PCGS
32758751
Original New Price
$1700
Original, Lustrous, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Limited mintage of 780,000. Plenty of frosty luster remains and performs well under bright light. Surfaces have some minor chatter seen with 10x loupe but not distraction during in hand viewing. Housed in 2015 PCGS holder.
Gold G$20 1873S 1873-S
AU58
NGC
3815592019
Choice $1825 Closed 3, Choice Original, Old Time Copper Orange Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original Closed 3 example with old time copper gold patina that collectors strive to locate. Accurately graded with lightly frosted cartwheel luster. There is some field chatter on the obverse consistent with the assigned grade. Eye appeal is considerable once viewed and appreciated in hand. Mintage is slightly over 1,000,000 with a pricing structure that jumps up quickly in mint state. Even MS60/61 examples show large price increases over AU58. Housed is newer NGC holder and attractively priced. The old time originality definitely deserves CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1874 1874
AU58 PCGS
32758752
Choice New Price
$1700
Choice Original, Lustrous, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A no question original and choice example that comes well struck. GFRC images accurately capture the bold luster and nearly mark free surfaces. Housed in 2015 PCGS holder. A lovely example that is worth close inspection and consideration.
Gold G$20 1876S 1876-S
AU55 PCGS
32758756
Original $1600 Original, Full Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Recently repatriated from Europe and fresh to United States market. A fully strike example with even color. Minimal blemishes are seen on either obverse or reverse. Housed in 2015 PCGS holder.
Gold G$20 1877 1877
AU58 raw
Original $1495 Original Flashy Luster, Combination Numismatic and Bullion Play. Limited mintage of 397,650. Bold cartwheel luster dominates and a pleasing example. Great combination gold bullion and numismatic play for those that wish to place some gold double eagles away.
Gold G$20 1877S 1877-S
AU55 PCGS
32740464
Choice $1575 Choice Original, Few Blemishes for Grade, Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. A quality strike from the San Francisco mint with remaining cartwheel luster. Blemishes are at a minimum. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A nice combination bullion and numismatic property from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1878 1878
AU53 NGC
3748602005
Choice New Price
$1550
Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. This is one of my favorite pieces in the Osprey Part II consignment. Surfaces have few blemishes and are lightly mirrored. As an AU53, this is a great double eagle for bright light viewing. Strike is crisp too. Let's call this one a Choice+ among most of the Osprey double eagles. Recently repatriated from Europe and freshly graded. Housed in new NGC holder.
Gold G$20 1878S 1878-S
EF45 PCGS
32736106
Original New Price
$1550
Original, Remaining Luster, Osprey Collection. Recent repatriated from Europe and freshly graded. From wear perspective, this double eagle looks to be AU. There are scattered tick marks that probably brought EF45 designation. Housed in 2015 PCGS holder.
Gold G$20 1883S 1883-S
AU55 PCGS
81173855
Original New Price
$1550
Original, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Fresh from Europe, recently graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. No CAC review.
Gold G$20 1885S 1885-S
AU58 PCGS
32736112
Choice New Price
$1550
Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Well Struck, Osprey Collection. Recently repatriated from Europe and freshly graded. Limited mintage of 683,500. Surfaces are original with ample remaining luster. Strike is crisp with nicely rounded stars and all reverse devices fully defined. Accurately graded with few marks. Housed in 2015 PCGS holder.
Gold G$20 1889 1889
MS61 PCGS
81173852
Choice New Price
$2300
Choice Original, Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Flashy cartwheel luster is the highlight of this 1889 double eagle. The PCGS is accurate and nets the strong luster against some chatter in the fields. Overall eye appeal is pleasing. Fresh from Europe, recently graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$20 1889CC 1889-CC
AU53 PCGS
82415329
Choice $6300 Difficult Carson City Date, Original, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection.. Always in demand as a Carson City type coin, the 1889 date sport a modest mintage of 30,945. Its rarity is consistent with the 1876-CC and 1890-CC dates according to information available at CoinFacts. This new offering from the Osprey Collection was recently sourced from Europe and freshly graded. Please pay careful attention to the strike and residual luster. Strike is hammered with deeply impressed hair curls and nearly all stars having connected centrils. The reverse is fully struck with nearly all stars surrounding IN GOD WE TRUST having connected centrils also. Fields are surprisingly mark free and reflective for the AU53 assigned grade. Frankly, I believe this piece is undergraded at the AU53 level. Housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. A special quality offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves consideration.
Gold G$20 1894S 1894-S
MS63 PCGS
81173849
Choice New Price
$2300
Choice Original, Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. A choice double eagle struck at the San Francisco mint during 1894. Bold cartwheel luster immediately pleases the eyes. Blemishes are limited and consistent with the assigned grade. Fresh from Europe, recently graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Typical quality from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1897 1897
MS63 PCGS
81601961
Original $1750 Crusty Original, Accurately Graded, European Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. 1897 Philadelphia strikes have a high survival rate consistent with mintage of 1,383,175. Most are graded at or below MS62 with the MS63 grade being the pricing inflection point. This attractive example is accurately graded with considerable luster and eye appeal. The few marks are consistent with the grade. Housed in new PCGS 30th Anniversary Old Green Holder. A quality offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves consideration.
Gold G$20 1902 1902
MS62 PCGS
81982954
Choice New Price
$4200
Choice Original, Active Cartwheel Luster, CAC Candidate, Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. This choice 1902 $20 double eagle is superior for the assigned grade and deserves special consideration. Why? Let's visit the PCGS population reports for that answer. There are (214) graded MS62 dropping to only (80) in MS63 with price guide jumping from $4500 to $11500. Many of those in the MS62 population are regrade attempts so my guess is that the MS62 population may be closer to (150). Locating a borderline MS63 for MS62 money should be the collector's challenge in obtaining maximum value and resale opportunity. This Osprey offering is one of the borderline MS63 pieces. Vibrant cartwheel luster dominates with few if any marks. The reverse is especially lustrous. Strike is complete with nicely rounded stars and deeply impressed reverse details. This piece is fresh from Europe and recently graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. A choice and quality piece from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1907 1907
MS63 NGC
4236740011
Choice New Price
$1700
Choice Original, Cartwheel Luster, Solid MS63, Osprey Collection. Recent repatriated from Europe and freshly graded. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and offer flashy cartwheel luster. Housed in new holder. Last year of design issue with rapid population drops in MS64 and MS65.
$20 St. Gaudens
Gold G$20 1914S 1914-S
MS63 PCGS
81110169
Choice New Price
$1550
Choice Orginal, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Osprey Collection. Fresh from Europe, recently graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. No CAC review.
Gold G$20 1924 1924
MS62 PCGS OGH
9476708
Choice $1400 Choice Original, Thick Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Few Marks for Grade, Conservative Grading. A PQ 1924 St. Gaudens example with old time thick orange gold patina and frosty cartwheel luster. Surfaces are surpisingly mark free for the grade. Housed in PCGS old green holder. Attractive priced and if no sold by end November 2017, then heading in the bank box as part of gold accumulation. A pretty piece with collector appeal.
Gold G$20 1927 1927
MS65 NGC
4236740010
Gem New Price
$1875
Gem Original, Flashy Luster, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and new to United States market after being repatriated from Europe. Housed in 2015 NGC holder.
Gold G$20 1927 1927
MS64 PCGS
34881880
Gem $1600 Send to PCGS, Bradenton Estate. A freshly graded 1927 $20 Saint Gauden previously housed in old style Capital Plastic holder for decades. New to market from estate that was located in Bradenton Florida bank box and steered to GFRC for disbursement. Conservatively graded with no marks worthy of mention. Glowing frosty cartwheel luster is quite pleasing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$20 1928 1928
MS64 PCGS
81110168
Choice New Price
$1600
Accurately Graded, Choice Surfaces, Orange Patina, Osprey Collection . Fresh from Europe, recently graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. No CAC review.