Liberty Seated Half Dollars

1856 to 1891

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Liberty Seated Half Dollar varieties are attributed using Bill Bugert's multiple volume "A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties" and will be referenced as WB. Variety collectors are urged to add these Registers to their numismatic libraries.

There are 140 Coins for Sale. Most recent coin added on September 20, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
MS64
PCGS
81764320

Choice $2650 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, So Attractive. A gem original 1856 New Orleans strike with eye appeal consistent with a higher grade. This Seated half dollar walked up to my FUN show table and was immediately purchased upon first inspection. Now the GFRC community has an upgrade possibility for their Open Registry sets. Frosty cartwheel luster is the highlight along with a strong strike. The luster is quite vibrant and stunning and more consistent with MS65/MS66 grade level. However, PCGS grading is accurate due to some wispy hairlines in the right field that require a 10x loupe and bright light to see. The golden patina is transparent, allowing viewing access to the frosty fields and devices. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. This half definitely deserves special consideration by those seeking to build a superior date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
AU55 PCGS
81720851

Choice $435 New September 8! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Creamy Faint Golden Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Accurately Greaded, Oregon Beaver Collection. 1856 New Orleans srikes exhibit considerable strike and surface variability. This pleasing example offers reflective cartwheel luster from lightly mirrored fields. However a careful 10 x loupe inspection also revealed mint frost surrounding stars 3 to 5 and again at stars 9 to 13. The reverse luster is more frosty than reflective. A faint creamy gold patina covers both sides and validates the originality. Strike is hammered with no device weakness whatsoever. Another quality Liberty Seated half dollar duplicate offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This example is attractively priced for the overall quality and should not last long on the GFRC price list.
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
EF45
PCGS
26753525
WB-15
Choice $240 New September 12! Repunched 56, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, A Super Example. A gorgeous 1856-O WB-15 half with repunching on the 56 date digits and heavy die pollish lines above the olive leaves on the reverse. Strike is well executed on both sides with only star 13 lacking connected centrils. Surfaces are naturally toned and blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the perfect originality as demonstrated by thick crusty gun metal gray-blue patina.
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
AU58 NGC
1270963010
WB-17
R3
Original $575 Blast White Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection . Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident upon viewing this 1856 New Orleans strike. Blast white surfaces are probably the leagcy of an old dip before being holdered in the late 1990. Strike is nearly complete with only a few right obverse stars lacking connected centrils. Both obverse and reverse dies are rusted with considerable pitting throughout Liberty's gown and shield. Accurately graded. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. Yet another offering from the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated halves.
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
AU55 PCGS
34622424
WB-9
Choice $675 Doubled Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Copper Gold Toning, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Someone in the GFRC community should immediately grab this lovely 1856-O WB-9 Seated half. Don't let the absence of a CAC sticker deter you! Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster interacts well with copper gold and blue coloring, under a light source, and produces a most pleasing viewing experience. Stating it from a different perspective.... this Jim Poston offering has substantial eye appeal and will please the selective collector. Strike is essentially complete with deeply impressed facial details and hair curls. Unfortunately, stars 12 and 13 lack connected centrils else the term "hammered" would have been used. I really like this half and might as well issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. By the way, repunching above the 6 and below the 1 digit is very boldly defined for the WB-9 variety. Housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
EF40 NGC
2340612010
WB-9
Choice $185 New September 12! Double Date, Uniform Gray PatIna, Steely Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. An early die state 1856-O WB-9 example with heavy rotational repunching on the die digits. In his Federal Registry series on Liberty Seatged half dollars, Bill Bugert labels this variety as a "double date". Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Uniform gray patina covers both sides. Strike is typical for the date. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. The NGC label reads, "1856/1856 O, VP-001".
Seated 50C 1856S 1856-S
VF20 ANACS
5144962
WB-3
R5
Original $535 Second Year San Francisco Strike, Late Date, Original Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Undergraded, Golden Harvest Collection. There is much to discuss concerning this quality 1856 San Francisco strike from the Golden Harvest Collection. A second year San Francisco strike with mintage of 211,000. Housed in short lived ANACS blue label holder and obviously undergraded. An accurate grade would be somewhere between VF25-VF30. Original surfaces are covered with natural gray patina. A die variety attribution resulted in late die state WB-3 designation with partially missing drapery. Bugert lists the late die state as an R5 rarity. An excellent value at the asking price and should not last long if collectors carefully study the coin and overlook the ANACS blue holder.
Seated 50C 1857 1857
EF45 raw

Original $150 Original, Mottled Gray, Nice Type Coin. An available Philadelphia date with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is covered with mottled gray that shows golden and gun metal blues under bright light while the reverse shifts to lovely sky blues and some rose. There are no blemishes and stike is typical. Just a solid half dollar for a Whitman or Dansco type set album or whatever collecting pursuit you may have.
Seated 50C 1857 1857
AU55 NGC
279600077
WB-103
Original $400 New September 14! Misplaced Date in Rock, Original Surfaces, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Strike Variability, Accurately Graded, Nice Eye Appeal, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. 1857 Philadelphia strikes are available in all grades as mintage was nearly 2M with a reasonable survival rate. As with many other common dates, the challenge lies in selecting an above average example with substantial eye appeal. Then how about this lovely offering from the New Jersey Collection? Steely cartwheel luster and light golden patina are immediately seen at first glance and amplified under a light source. The golden shades are darker at the obverse and reverse peripheries. Blueish gray patina is most evident in the reverse center under a bright light. Strike is a bit variable with the top of Liberty's head and the right field stars being weak. On the otherhand, the reverse has a hammered strike. The misplaced bottom of a 5 digit is well defined in the lower base and listed as WB-103. Finally, there are no blemishes worthy of mention. If strike had been more uniform, than a Choice Original quality rating would have been assigned. Fairly graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. In hand viewing is recommended as GFRC images just can not capture the natural luster and overal eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1857O 1857-O
EF45 PCGS
2755553

Choice $250 New September 12! Better New Orleans Date, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. The 1857-O date features a mintage of only 818,000 and become rare in choice AU55 or better. This EF45 example is at the collecting value sweet spot with ample residual luster and semi-transparent gray-gold patina. Strike is well executed. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s.
Seated 50C 1857O 1857-O
AU58 ANACS OWH
2829010
WB-3
R3
Choice $1050 Better Date in High Grades, Near Gem Original, Bold Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Mirrored Fields, Multi Color Patina, Superior Eye Appeal, New Jersey Collection . Let's open the description for the near gem original 1857-O half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This is an amazing example with sharply mirrored fields the emit some serious reflective cartwheel luster. Laying on top of the mirrors is a thin transparent layer of sky blue rose patina on the obverse and full rainbow coloring on the reverse. The combination of crisp reflective luster and the multi color patina leads to some serious fun when viewing under a bright light. Strike is typical with any weakness being concentrated at the obverse stars. Blemish wise, there are a few wispy lines in the left field and some micro chatter by stars 1 through 3. Let's remember that old saying of buy the coin and not the holder. The New Jersey Collection consignor left every purchase in its original holder without crack out/upgrade attempts or even CAC review. This is indeed an old time collection that has been off the market for decades and worthy of special consideration. Housed in ANACS old white holder.
Seated 50C 1857O 1857-O
AU55 PCGS
32685101
WB-7
Choice $895 Underrated Date, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Seal Beach Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident when viewing this better date New Orleans strike. Mintage is 818,000 with meager PCGS populations. Strike is completely executed with rounded stars and complete eagle feathers and claws. Surfaces are alive under a light search leading to overall pleasing appearance. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A well balanced offering in terms of eye appeal and grade scarcity from the Newtown Collection and previously from the Seal Beach Collection. Both are top date and mintmark sets in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Seated 50C 1857S 1857-S
Large S
EF45 PCGS
30861545
WB-2
R5
Original $1700 Scarce Early San Francisco Date, Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. Large S and the rarest of the four 1857-S die pairings per the Bugert Federal Register on Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties. This WB-2 example sports an R5 rarity rating. An accurately graded survivng example with uniform gray and gold patina. Strike is full with rounded obverse stars and connected centrils along with fully defined reverse eagle feathers. Residual luster is evident during bright light viewing. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another rare date Seated half dollar offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
AU58 NGC
678093010

Original $400 New September 14! Original Surfaces, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Light Copper Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. 1858 Philadelpia strikes are readily available in all grades. The collector's challenge is locating a superior example with eye appeal. This 1858 strike, from the New Jersey Collection, could be that candidate. Steely cartwheel luster and light copper gold patina collectively produce a pleasing experience during bright light viewing. A sky blue peripheral ring is noted on both sides and well frames the lighter golden centers. Strike is typical with weakness in the obverse stars. The eagle wing feather are particular well struck on the reverse. Fairly graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the early 1990s. Of the market for neatly two decades as part of the New Jersey Collection.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
AU55 PCGS
33411898

Original $435 Near Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Frosty devices and steely fields are the highlights of this lovely 1858 Seated half. Cartwheel luster is active during bright light viewing. Strike is fully executed on both sides. The darker regions on the obverse horizontal and vertical shield lines are verdigris. Under a 10x loupe, the obverse fields have a few wispy hairlines that are amplified by the steely reflective fields. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another fine numismatic offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
AU53
PCGS
30185728

Original $385 Strictly Original, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Why is this strictly original 1858 half with CAC approval only assigned an Original quality rating you might ask? This Seated half is definitely original and accurately graded with only one obverse field blemish that is fully toned over. I've held this piece back from a Choice rating due to strike. If the obverse strike was stronger, then a higher rating might be appropriate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
AU53 NGC
3524575017

Original $310 Attractive Gun Metal Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Strong Strike, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection . Naturally toned surfaces offer gun metal gray-blues throughout obverse and reverse. Under a bright light, the patina becomes quite transparent and exposes lightly mirrored fields. Overall strike is strong with full head and hair curls, round stars and deeply impressed eagle feathers. There are a few obverse rim anomalies that are noted for complete accurary. Housed in newer NGC holder. An attractive offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
EF45+
PCGS
30930743

Choice HOLD
$195
New September 20! Crusty Choice Original, Only PCGS EF45+ Graded, Full Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded. Ex. Oregon Beaver Collection. GFRC is proud to be offering the only 1858 EF45+ half graded by PCGS. I can understand the reason for the (+) grade as this example is perfectly original with crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is bold and completed while the reverse is well executed with only a touch of weakness at the lower left leg. Please note the filled lower right portion of the reverse shield that should catch the eye of a variety specialist. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
EF45 PCGS
36240363
WB-101
Gem $265 New September 20! Gem Original, Thick Crusty Golden Brown Patina, Well Struck, Undergraded Graded, Burch Creek Collection. Thick crusty natural patina covers the surfaces on the gem original 1858 Philaldelphia half dollar strike. In hand viewing reveals olive, gold and gray hues while a bright light shifts the coloring to copper gold residual luster. Strike is complete and quite pleasing. Undergraded with no blemishes worthy of mention since previously housed in ANACS AU53 old white holder. Now housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder and should be sent to CAC for high probability green bean. Another quality example from the Burchs Creek collection that needs a home with a selective collector.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
AU53 PCGS
34497442

Original $315 Original Surfaces, Satiny Luster, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. Soft satiny residual luster and silver gray surfaces are the highlights of this original 1858 New Orleans struck half dollar. Obverse strike is weak at the periphery while well executed at the center including shield and scroll. On the otherhand, the reverse is fully struck with bold eagle feathers and claws. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality Seated coinage offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
AU50
PCGS
83897514

Choice $295 Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Crusty original surfaces with natural gray-gold patina are the primary highlight of this pleasing 1858-O half dollar. Strike is well executed with all stars having connected centrils. Bright light viewing is a pleasure due to residual golden brown luster. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For collectors who wish to own a top quality natural toned half dollar at a reasonable price.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
EF45 NGC
3275773007

Choice $165 New September 12! Choice Original, Mirrored Fields, Residual Steely Luster, Gray, Gold and Blue Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Handing this choice original 1858-O half brought a surprise; mirrored fields on both sides. This is the first 1858-O half in memory seen with lightly PL surfaces and steely reflective luster. Obverse is toned a combination of gray-gold while the reverse is gun metal gray-blue. Strike is typical with a few weak obverse stars. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and choice. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. This is indeed a special offering for the Liberty Seated half dollar collector.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
EF45
PCGS
2731047

Choice $315 Gorgeous Bullseye Toning, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. Yes, the 1858-O is common in all circulated grades. What differentiates this gorgeous example from the pack is bullseye toning that covers strictly original surfaces. Let's start with the obverse; a rose center is present and quickly transitions to sky blue surrounding the stars and date followed by yellow gold at the extreme rim. On the reverse, an aquamarine blue center over the eagle shifts to copper gold in the fields and surrounding the legend. Considerable luster remains under a bright light and accentuates the coloring. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with none worth calling out. The reverse strike is weak throughout the eagle wings and claws. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS logo on the reverse that probably dates back to the late 1990s. Another great offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
VF35 PCGS
33397693
WB-12
Original $170 WB-12, Repunched 1, Triple Punched 8 Digits, Original Crusty Gray, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Half Way There Collection. A neat repunched date die variety for 1858 New Orleans strikes. Under a 10x loupe, the extra segment of a 1 digit is seen protrucing from the final punched 1 upright. There are double repunched 8 digits above the top loop of the final 8 digit. Surfaces are original and covered with thick crusty gray patina. Strike is typical and grading is accurate. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
AU58 NGC
1647919007
WB-3
R3
Original $425 Misplaced 8 Digits, Late Die State, Dirty Original Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. A strictly original 1858 New Orleans strike that offers dirty frosty luster that has ample cartwheel effects. Strike is typical with some weakness at the upper obverse stars. The WB-3 die variety features an obverse die with two errant 8 digits. In late die states, a bold vertical die crack forms through the 1 digit. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field and above the eagle's head. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. Another offering from the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated half dollars to consider.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
AU53 PCGS
36240362
WB-33
R3
Choice $415 New September 20! Choice Original, Mottled Brown-Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservatively Graded, Burch Creek Collection. Just back from PCGS grading and previously in ANACS AU58 old white holder. PCGS was tough considering the AU58 to AU53 downgrade. My grading is AU55 with choice original surfaces and frosty cartwheel luster. Coloring is old paper envelope brown gray with mottled shades on the obverse. Under the toning is a substantial luster that is consistent with AU55 or better. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is complete on the reverse while stars 7 through 10 lack centrils. Overall, a wonderful 1858-O half dollar for those attracted to strict originality and old time luster. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and I'm 95% confident that this piece would win CAC approval given the conservative AU53 grade. From the Burchs Creek collection .
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
EF40 PCGS
34092616
WB-6 WB-107
R3
Original $185 WB-6, Quadrupled 2nd 8 Digit, Original Mottled Patina, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. A cool 1858-O die variety with multiple repunchings that appear in the upper loop of the 8 digit and also on the bottom of the base as a misplaced date. Bugert labels this die variety as a "Quadrupled 8" in his Federal Register series on New Orleans die varieties. This book is available for free as a PDF download on the LSCC website (www.lsccweb.org). This WB-6 example is from a recent Seal Beach Collection divestment of his Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties and deserves special consideration. Surfaces are strictly original with mottled gray toning on both sides. Strike is fairly well executed with only a touch of weakness on the eagle's lower left facing leg. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with attribution in the label that reads, "RPD WB-107".
Seated 50C 1858S 1858-S
VF30 PCGS
81757472

Gem $275 New September 12! Better Date, Gem Original, Light Olive-Gray Patina, Completely Struck, Conservative Grading, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal. A better early San Francisco date with limited mintage of 476,000. This 1858-S example has been awarded a Gem quality rating for a number of reasons. First are the well preserved and natural olive gray surfaces that are entirely blemish free. Second is the strike with connected star centrils and bold scroll edges that are consistent with VF35 or better grade level. Then there is eye appeal and the well balanced circulatated cameo appearance resulting from light main devices being framed by darker fields. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. I really like this example and believe you will also!
Seated 50C 1858S 1858-S
AU53 PCGS
83610762
WB-10
R3
Choice $750 WB-10, Important Date, Choice Original, Rose Gray Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Seal Beach Collection. A choice original 1858 San Francisco strike that is well above average for the assigned AU53 grade level. Surfaces are covered with a rose-gray patina. During bright light viewing, satiny cartwheel luster is active and pleasing. The overall eye appeal should please selective collectors. Strike is essentially completed with only stars 7 and 8 lacking connected centrils while Liberty's head and face are well defined. Hair curls are deeply impressed too. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Seal Beach Collection that will fit nicely into an advanced date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1858S 1858-S
AU53 PCGS
3668124
WB-10
R3
Original $695 WB-10, Difficult S Mint, Original Steel Silver Gray, Rose-Gold Luster, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. A better date San Francisco half dollar with mintage of 476,000. A near choice example with ample remaining luster and steely silver gray patina. Adding a light source releases faint golden rose toning that is more concentrated on the reverse. For once, GFRC images adequately capture the bright light viewing experience. Strike is nearly completed with only star 7 and the top of Liberty's head showing some weakness. There are no blemishes to discuss. Overall, a quality 1858 San Francisco half that is quite pleasing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1859 1859
AU53 raw

Choice $325 Choice Original, Dusty Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Residual Luster. A strictly original 1859 Philadelphia strike with dusty light gray patina throughout. The patina is transparent; bright light viewing activates the underlying surface luster. Strike is typical. Overall, an attractive Seated half that is unmolested though still raw. This piece will easily grade if that is your desired route.
Seated 50C 1859O 1859-O
AU58 PCGS
29975029

Original $450 Near Choice Original, Glowing Rose/Gray Patina, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1859O 1859-O
EF45 PCGS
W-11
R3
Choice $225 WB-11, Chocie Original, Gun Metal Gray, Olive Shades on Reverse, Conservative Grading. A choice original WB-11 example with strictly original surfaces. Conservative grading by PCGS as I had previously assigned an AU50 when in GFRC inventory as a raw piece. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse with just a few scattered tiny blemishes, none distracting. Under bright light, the obverse shifts to gun metal blues with additional traces on the reverse. Overall, a pretty half that is now freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1859S 1859-S
EF45 PCGS
31709833

Original $395 Original Light Gray, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1859S 1859-S
AU58 NGC
1808272010
WB-3
R3
Original $1350 Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Large S, Bold Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, New Jersey Collection. 1859 San Francisco strikes are not as rare as the earlier issues with a mintage of 566,000. However, locating AU58 examples is always a fun collecting challenge and will take patience. The New Jersey Collection Liberty Seated half dollar set contains an example that is housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and offers eye catching luster and creamy white surfaces. Brilliant cartwheel luster is active and pleasing. Surfaces are strictly original though an old dip is possible. All devices are well struck and please realize the late die state WB-3 obverse is found with significat die erosion surround the date punch. I'm enjoying the evaluation of this lovely half and believe the next owner will also be satisfied with a purchase. Please note that the GFRC images are quite bad with respect to the in hand and bright light appearance. This half is a uniform creamy white with no light to dark color variation on the obverse; this anomaly is due to lighting reflections with photodome and a low in the sky sun.
Seated 50C 1860 1860
Contemporary Counterfeit
EF raw

Choice $60 Antimony Cast Counterfeit, Accurate Dark Gray Coloring, Well Executed Device Details, Sharp Reeding, Very Deceptive. A choice original cast 1860 counterfeit Seated half dollar with well executed devices on both sides. Weight is 8.9 grams as compared to 12.44 grams for silver mint strike product. Reeding is sharp and very well defined. Normal coin turn alignment between obverse and reverse. A most deceptive example that is worth a premium as teaching aid or conversation piece.
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
AU58 PCGS
32029135
WB-10
R3
Original $650 WB-10, Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurate Grading, Seal Beach Collection. A lovely 1860 New Orleans offering at the AU58 grade level that collectors always seek out. The offering is strictly original with frosty cartwheel luster and a light layer of transparent golden patina. Strike is hammered with all stars fully round and with connected centrils. The shield and scroll are in high relief with deep boundries on the scroll edges. Reverse is also gorgreous with vibrant cartwheel luster. There are no blemishes to discuss either. Grading is accurate as there is faint rub on the left facing breast and lower leg. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A well balanced and attractive offering from the Seal Beach Collection that will please the most selective buyer.
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
AU58 PCGS
31934087
WB-11
R3
Choice $765 New September 8! WB-11, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Creamy Faint Gold Patina, Full Strike, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. An attractive 1860 New Olreans strike from newly polished WB-11 dies. Fields are lightly mirrored and generated substantial reflective cartwheel luster under a light source. Creamy faint gold patina is transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is bold and well executed with only stars 1 and 2 lacking connected centrils. Reverse strike is very sharp including lower eagle claws and arrow feathers. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed some wispy obverse hairlines that are faint and not surprising given the lightly mirrored fields. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A new duplicate from the well known Oregon Beaver collection of Liberty Seated halves that deserves attention.
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
EF45
PCGS
11248117
WB-11
Choice $240 New September 11! WB-11, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Steely Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original 1860 New Orleans strike that has been so well preserved. Surfaces are covered with uniform layer of gray patina with some embedded olive hues if viewing at the corect angle. Under a bright light, the patina melts away and reveals steely residual luster. Strike is typical for the date and mint. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring sert along with CAC approval. A quality offering for the selective collector.
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
VF30
PCGS
26042666
WB-3
Choice $170 New August 12! Weird Vertical Stripes, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A crusty original gray example of the 1860-O WB-3 die variety with uniquely hubbed reverse die. The vertical stripes appear to be hand engraved rather than hubbing from a working hub die. These stripes remain me of artwork on hand cut contemporary counterfet dies. But no question here, this is a genuine New Orleans mint strike and well defined by Bugert within his Federal Registers on Liberty Seated halves. Accurately graded with blemish free surfaces. Housed in transitional 2013 PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Yet another quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
AU58 NGC
372924013
WB-7
R3
Original $550 Popular Eagle Laying Egg Variety, Original Copper Gray Gold Patina, Soft Satiny Luster, New Jersey Collection. The WB-7 die variety has been named the Eagle Laying Egg variety due to the mintmark being placed directly against the olive branch with no separation. This original example is covered with a mottled copper gray and gold patina. Luster is soft and satiny. Strike weakness at the obverse stars is noted for those that love their Seated halves with bold device details. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. Yet another offering from the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated half dollars.
Seated 50C 1860S 1860-S
AU55 PCGS
09889300

Choice $950 Choice Original, Steely Gray Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Seated Appalachian Collection. Ex. Seal Beach Collection and now back on the market as a duplicate from the Seated Appalachian Collection. Quite scarce at the AU55 grade level with mintage of 472,000. A choice original example with light gray patina and steely gray surfaces. Strike is absolutely hammered with bold rounded stars and scarce scroll edges on the obverse and deeply impressed eagle feathers and claws on there reverse. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfect example for the next collector attempting a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1860S 1860-S
VF35 PCGS
30739043
WB-1
Choice $175 New September 11! WB-1, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded and Wholesome. A pleasing 1860 san Francisco strike with gun metal gray-blue patina and choice surfaces. During bright light inspection, sky blues become dominant on the obverse and throughout most of the reverse. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed a few micro ticks in the right obverse field and one below the mintmark. None are of any consequence at the VF35 grade level as this piece saw considered circulation. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Previoulsy sold into a west coast collection during March 2014 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance. I was pleased to have this 1860-S half back in inventory.
Seated 50C 1860S 1860-S
AU50 PCGS
21126521
WB-2
Original $495 WB-2, Original Light Gray Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Better Date at Grade, White Pine Collection. Housed in early blue label holder with standard ring insert. Light gray surfaces are strictly original with no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is full and complete. Residual mint frost is easily seen in the protected areas. A challenging date to locate in strong choice or gem condition. This example is near choice, accurately graded and deserves consideration. A quality offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
AU55 raw

Original $285 Crusty Original Gray, Steely Residual Luster, Completed Struck, Fairly Graded. I really like the surfaces of this perfectly original 1861 Seated half. Accurately graded at the AU55 level with crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Completely unmolested and natural with a bold strike. Forget expensive TPG grading and the marginal coins found in the those holders. This quality 1861 half will fit nicely in a Dansco or Whitman album on a budget.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
AU50 PCGS
13501750

Original $250 Original Frosty Luster, Light Gold Patina, Full Strike, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. A Civil War Philadelphia strike with frosty surfaces and deep gold patina at the obverse rim. Strike is complete. Light wear is consistent with the PCGS assigned AU50 grade level. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection
Seated 50C 1861 1861
EF40 PCGS
18489400

Original $140 Original Surfaces, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Undergraded. A wholesome 1861 Philadelphia strike with strictly original surfaces that are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina. PCGS grading is conservative to the point of undergrading this piece. I would be comfortable with an EF45 grade rather than the assigned EF40. Strike is typical for the date. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Attractively priced given the actual grade of the offered half dollar.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
EF40 PCGS
36240365

Choice $195 New September 20! Crusty Original, Thick Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Conservative Grading, Complete Strike, Burchs Creek Collection. A marvelous 1861 Philadelphia strike with steely fields and copper-brown patina on both sides. Under bright light, surface coloring shifts to copper gold. The residual luster runs between reflective and steely and difficult to decide which term is more accurate. Fields are free of blemishes and quite pleasing. Obverse strike is complete with the reverse having some weakness at the lower left facing eagle leg and claws. Accurately graded and so choice. Graded September 2018 and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. More great quality from the Burchs Creek collection.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
AU58 raw
W-1 WB-102
Original $405 Repunched 1, Original Old Album Toning, Burchs Creek Collection. This offering is for those who enjoy attractive old album bullseye toning. The obverse center is covered with a faint gold coloring that rapidly transitions to rose and then deep blue surrounding stars and date. The reverse offers a silver center with rose at the legend and a deep blue arc encompassing the denomination. Bright light viewing is lots of fun with this piece. This piece does have several blemishes in the right obverse field and by the eagle's head. There are easily seen in the images.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
Scott Restrike
UNC Details PCGS
36277966
W-13
Choice $8500 New September 14! Scott Restrike, CSA W-13 Base Coin, Choice Original Mint State Reverse, Substantial Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Obverse Mount Removed, Freshly Graded, Susquehana Collection. GFRC is incredibly pleased to be offering one of the 500 Scott Restrikes but more importantly, the CSA reverse is choice original uncirculated. Both the CSA Reverse and obverse exhibt frosty cartwheel luster. For numismatic curiosity, the base coin's obverse was studied and easily attributed as an early die state CSA W-13 (Bisecting Date Crack) without signs of the die crack. The date position on CSA W-13 is unique and lends itself to a straightforward attribution. Offered here is an Scott Restrike with a choice original mint state CSA reverse coupled with a CSA W-13 base coin that was well preserved for years due to a reverse mount. At some point, the obverse mount was removed and the tooling remnants are most difficult to see on the PCGS TruView image. CSA Reverse strike is hammered with deeply impressed details. Reverse surface is choice with each die nuance available under a 10x loupe. Original silver mint frost is evident with mottled gray toning. Freshly graded by PCGS and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This Scott Restrike has been off the market since the early 1980s with no auction records. After careful consideration, an $8500 asking price has been established that balances the choice reverse preservation state, the CSA W-13 base coin and the obverse removed mount. An important historical aritfact that is worthy of careful consideration. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with Genuine UNC Details - Damage certification.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Die Crack
AU50 PCGS
06752705
W-11 WB-102
Original $4100 CSA Obverse, WB-11, Die Crack Nose to Rim, Middle Die State, Original Surfaces, Residual Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Athens Collection . The "CSA Obverse" is a significant piece of of Civil War history that has been pursued by specialized collectors since first cataloged by Beistle in 1929. It is found with same ”die crack at nose” as the four CSA muled halves. The landmark article by Randall Wiley in “The Gobrecht Journal #94” discusses the various 1861 New Orleans die states and marriages across Union, State of Louisiana and Confederacy administration in great detail. GFRC is pleased to offer an original AU example of the W-11 CSA Obverse. This example is found in a middle die state with the die crack from Liberty's nose to the rim being obvious under a 10x loupe. A faint golden patina covers both sides with the reverse coloring being a bit darker. When inspected under a light source, one immediately notes the residual cartwheel luster that is quite pleasing. Strike is typical with weakness throughout the obverse stars coupled with the eagle's claws. Housed in an old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert with the "CSA Obverse" attributed on the label. Grading may be a tad conservative against today's standards. A fine numismatic property from the Athens Collection.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Die Crack
EF45 NGC
4053914002
W-11 WB-102
Original $3500 CSA Obverse, Die Crack Nose to Rim, Late Die State, Original Golden Surfaces, Above Average Strike, Accurately Graded, Athens Collection . The famous CSA Obverse Die Crack 1861-O half is a coin that has been desired by specialized Civil War collectors since first cataloged by Beistle in 1929. It is found with the same ”die crack at nose” as the four CSA muled halves. The landmark article by Randall Wiley in “The Gobrecht Journal #94” discusses the various die states and marriages in great detail. From die state analysis, Wiley further identifies other Confederate strikings (W13-W15) which also are highly collectible, but not as dramatic. The offered example is original with light golden patina. The obverse die crack is bold and easily viewed with a 10x loupe as it starts at the rim and proceeds downward to Liberty nose and then through the space immediately below chin to shoulder. Strike is above average for the die pairing with reasonably defined obverse stars and partial claws on the reverse's main eagle device. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. An important Civil War offering from the Athens Collection.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Die Crack
EF40 ANACS OWH
684938
W-11 WB-102
Original $2600 New August 26! CSA Obverse, Original, Faint Crack to Liberty's Nose, Gray Patina, Historically Important, Athens Collection. The CSA Die Crack 1861-O half has been desired by specialized Civil War collectors since first cataloged by Beistle in 1929. It is found with same ”die crack at nose” as the four CSA muled halves. The landmark article by Randall Wiley in “The Gobrecht Journal #94” discusses the various die states and marriages in great detail. The offered example is original with light gun patina. The obverse CSA die crack is in an early die state with mostly the dot on Liberty's nose being present. Housed in ANACS old white holder and from the Athens Collection of 1861-O halves.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Die Crack
VF25 PCGS
06752706
W-11 WB-102
Original $1450 New August 26! CSA Obverse, WB-11, Original Silver-Gra Surfaces, Bold Die Crack to Nose, Accurately Graded, Athen Collection. The CSA Die Crack 1861-O half has been desired by specialized Civil War collectors since first cataloged by Beistle in 1929. It is found with same ”die crack at nose” as the four CSA muled halves. The landmark article by Randall Wiley in “The Gobrecht Journal #94” discusses the various die states and marriages in great detail. The offered example is original with silver gray patina. The obverse CSA die crack is bold and well defined. Just honest wear and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CSA Obverse is printed on the PCGS label and captures the attribution. From the Athens Collection of 1861-O Liberty Seated halves and looking for a new home.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Issue
MS61 NGC
3387077001
W-13 WB-103
R2
Original $2500 Bisecting Crack at Date, CSA Issue, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Light Champagne Gold Patina, All Diagnostics, Accurately Graded, Athens Collection . An important GFRC offering as few CSA struck half dollars have survived at this grade level. The W-13 die pairing was employed during April 1861 under the administration of the Confederate States of America. The variety is easily recognized by a vertical bisecting die crack from the rim through the upright of the 6 digit into the base. Perfectly original surfaces with satiny cartwheel luster are the hallmarks of this nearly 160 year old silver piece. Champagne gold patina is thin and transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is typical for the W-13 variety with obverse weakness at Liberty's head and on the reverse denomination. All W-13 die diagnostics are present including a late die state bisecting crack through the date and a host of at the denomination and legend. Under bright light, both sides offer consistent swirling luster and coloring; another validation of the strict originality. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A key historical artifact for serious students of the United States Civil War period via the Athens Collection. This important piece will be available at the Dalton, GA and Central States shows, if it lasts that long. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An key Civil War historical artifact from the Athens Collection.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Issue
AU55 PCGS
11567532
W-13 WB-103
R2
Choice $1250 WB-13, CSA Strike, Very Early Die State, No Obverse Bisecting Crack, Choice Original, Superior Strike, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. CSA Strike. The W-13 die pairing is well known as a CSA strike with bisecting vertical crack through the date. Nearly all examples seen with the die crack comes with strike weakness at the head and flat stars 7 and 8. Rounding out the New Orleans strikes from the New Jersey Collection is this marvelous W-13 example in a very early die state. This die state is easy to attribute by the horizontal die polish lines between the right base and denticles. The is no bisecting die crack whatsoever at this die stage. The strike is deeply impressed and surfaces are 100% original. Then add in frosty cartwheel luster throughout obverse and reverse that is substantial and so pleasing. I'm most comfortable with a choice quality rating and believe the grading is a tad conservative. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. This lovely W-13 strike is quite special and belongs in a sophisticated collection.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Issue
EF40 PCGS
33993517
W-13 WB-103
Market Acceptable $600 WB-13, CSA Administration, Bisecting Die Crack Through Date, Dipped White, Typical W-13 Strike, Accurately Graded. A popular example of the CSA administration strike with bisecting die crack through the date. The W-13 die pairing was employed during April 1861 under the administration of the Confederate States of America. This variety is easily recognized by a vertical bisecting die crack from the rim through the upright of the 6 digit into the base. This EF40 graded example has been dipped and is an even white with faint gold patina under a light source. Strike is so typical of the W-13 variety with weakness at the stars surrounding Liberty's head and on the reverse denomination. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The WB-103 die variety is not listed on the PCGS label. An important duplicate, from the Newtown Collection, for serious students of the United States Civil War period.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Issue
EF40 ANACS OWH
2776141
W-14 WB-103/104
R4
Original $1150 New August 26! Bisecting Crack at Date/Speared Olive Bud, Challenging CSA Die Pairing, Darker Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Bold Diagnostics, Athens Collection. Struck under the CSA administration during April 1861. The W-14 die pairing consistent of a late die state obverse paired with a fresh reverse die. The obverse is well known for having a vertical bisecting die crack through the date while the reverse has two parallel die lines through an olive bud. The latter is now known as the Speared olive Bud reverse and is used in final die pairing (W-15) before the New Orleans mint is closed. This example features deep gray patina across original surfaces. Diagnostics are bold. Housed in ANACS old white holder that dates back to the early to mid 1990s. Another important CSA offering from the Athens Collection.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Issue
EF45+ raw
W-15 WB-104
Original New Price
$750
New August 7! Final CSA Issue, Speared Olive Bud, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Fairly Graded, Under Construction Collection . Speared Olive Bud reverse, CSA Issue. The last die pairing struck under authority of the Confederate States of America. This die variety is easily attributed due to two parallel lines through the upper olive bud. This reverse was first paired with the Bisecting Crack at Date reverse and then afterwards with Obverse 1; first employed for Union strikes. Die erosion at Liberty's foot is evident for the variety and on the offered example. This Under Construction Collection example offers steely surfaces covered with classic gun metal gray patina on the obverse and lighter silver gray shades on the reverse. Strike typical on the obverse, since late state Union obverse, and full on the reverse. This piece performs well under a light source with plenty of residual luster. If TPG certification is your goal, then don't hesitate to purchase as I guarantee this W-15 will be placed in a holder. An important piece of Civil War history as struck during the final days of the New Orleans mint during April 1861.
Seated 50C 1861S 1861-S
VF30 PCGS
28205593

Original $265 New September 8! Original Surfaces, Light to Medium Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Strictly original surfaces with light to medium gray patina. Well struck with all star centril nicely defined and connected. There is obverse verdigris on the left facing breast and lower leg along with additional reverse vedigris with the shield and surrounding upper legend. No blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS with edge view insert. Previoulsy sold into a collection during July 2015 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance.
Seated 50C 1861S 1861-S
VF35 raw
WB-7
R6
Cleaned HOLD
$266
Rare 1861-S Die Variety, Dull Gray Surfaces, Old Dip or Clean, Half Way There Collection. An important offering of the WB-7 die variety that is rated as an R6 by Bill Bugert. The WB-7 variety features an eroded obverse die with weak devices and date due to polishing. This die is paired with a heavily cracked reverse with spider web type die breaks throughout the legend, olive leaves and arrow heads. Surfaces are light gray and probably have seen a dip or other form of non mechanical cleaning. An excellent example of the WB-7 variety regardless of current preservation state. Another rare die variety from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1862 1862
AU53
PCGS
84738735

Choice $985 Better Date, Choice Original, Ebony-Rose Obverse Toning, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, A Unique Offering . A gorgeous 1862 half dollar that must be viewed under bright light to appreciate as GFRC images indicate a darkly toned obverse. Wow….adding a light source activates fiery red surfaces on the obverse while the reverse glows an apricot gold. This 1862 half is so nice that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Obverse strike is complete with full head details and hair curls while the reverse has some weakness on the eagle's lower left leg. There are no blemishes to report as surfaces are pristine. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval and ready to be placed into an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1862 1862
AU50
PCGS
32561209

Choice $775 Better Date, Choice Original, Light Golden-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded. Recognized as a better date since most 1862 seen will be New Orleans rather than Philadelphia strike. Mintage is a low 253,000. Whenever I run across an 1862 half, attention is paid. In the case of this lovely CAC approved example, the decision to add to inventory was swift. Surfaces are covered with a light gray-gold patina that validates the strict originality. Obverse strike essentially complete while the reverse has a touch of weakness at the eagle's lower left facing leg. Soft satiny luster remains under a light source with some cartwheel effect on the reverse. Blemish wise, there are no issues to mention other than a tiny rim distrubance at 7:30, which is mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with conservative grading.
Seated 50C 1862S 1862-S
AU53 PCGS
30122001
WB-4
R3
Choice $595 WB-4, Late Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. A very well preserved 1862 San Francisco struck Seated half dollar with thick crusty original gray patina. Both dies are in a late die state and heavily eroded. The obverse is without denticles and the reverse has heavy metal flow into its denticles. A closed 10x loupe inspection for wear found little. The lower leg is nicely rounded while the rub on reverse eagle feathers is limited. Strike is complete and well executed regardless of the poor die condition. Since the crusty patina is so thick, there is no luster to be had under a light source. Blemish wise, there are none. Let's call this half as conservatively graded, based on wear. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. An important duplicate, from the Newtown Collection, for fans of crusty originality.
Seated 50C 1862S 1862-S
AU55 PCGS
28660843
WB-5
R2
Choice $900 WB-5, Large S, Late Die State Dies, Choice Original, Gorgeous Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Since starting up the GFRC business back in 2013, I've reviewed my share of Civil War Liberty Seated halves including those struck in San Francisco. Honestly, this is one of the better example seen to date and perfect for an advanced date and mintmark set. 1862-S halves are found with three mintmark sizes and late die state strikes. This WB-5 example has a Large S mintmark and was struck from eroded dies. The result is uniform satiny luster with a hint of cartwheel effect under a bright light. Residual mint frost is plentiful and surrounds all the major devices. Surfaces are blemish free and attractive under 10x loupe. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another well above average offering from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1862S 1862-S
EF45
PCGS
30115714
WB-5
Choice $400 New September 11! WB-5, Choice Original, Crusty Rose-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Large S, Choice original surfaces with crusty rose-gray patina. Blemish free surfaces. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. It will be difficult to imagine a more original example at the EF45 grade level. I seen enough 1862-S strikes at the EF through AU grade level with subtle issues to realized how special this crusty offering really is. This piece is worth every penny of the asking price.
Seated 50C 1863 1863
EF40 PCGS
82674168

Original $415 Difficult Civil War Date, Original Gray Patina, Fully Struck. A scarce Civil War date with limited surviving population. This offering is perfectly original with natural gray patina covering both obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected along with fully detailed eagle feathers and claws. Housed in 2015 generation holder and accurately graded. Might I suggest you take a stroll to eBay and check on their offerings, surface quality and prices? My guess is that you will be back to purchase this lovely example.
Seated 50C 1863 1863
VF35 PCGS
32177334

Original $325 Civil War Philadelphia Strike, Original Surfaces, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. A popular mid Civil War date specimen that is strictly original. Surfaces are covered with fairly uniform medium gray patina. Grading is accurate though I have seen examples similiar to this piece designated EF40 due to limited wear on the eagle wing feathers. Strike is complete. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed blemish free surfaces. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge ring insert. A nice Civil War Seated half from the White Pine Collection that is fairly priced for the quality.
Seated 50C 1864S 1864-S
EF45 PCGS
33228817

Original $450 Original Old Paper Envelop Toning, Typical Strike, Accurately Grade, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1864S 1864-S
EF40 PCGS
32109927
WB-1
R2
Original $425 WB-1, Civil War Date, Large S, Original Light Gray-Gold, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. A popular Civil War San Francisco date with mintage of 658,000. Accurately graded at the EF40 level and toned an original gray-gold. The WB-1 die varieties is easy to attribute based on the Large S that touches the olive branch. Mint frost remains in the protected areas. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. More quality duplicates from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 50C 1864S 1864-S
VF35 PCGS
30927721
WB-4
Original $295 New September 11! WB-4, Challenging Civil War San Francisco Date, Original Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, So Close to EF40 Grade . Limited mintage of 658,000 during the ongoing Civil War that was playing out within the eastern portion of the United States. This San Francisco date is challenging to find in upper circulated grades, especially choice. An original example that features light gray patina with some embedded olive hues. Grading is rather conservative as some EF40 graded examples have same level of device details as this offering. Fairly priced and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1864S 1864-S
Large S
VF35 raw
WB-1 WB-101
Original $350 Original Light Gray. A desirable Civil War year example struck at the San Francisco mint with Large S mintmark. This piece offers light gray surfaces that look perfectly original under 10x loupe. Fields and devices are essentially blemish free with some localized vedigris on Liberty's upper body. A solid and accurately graded piece for the Dansco collector.
Seated 50C 1865S 1865-S
EF40 PCGS
15584811

Original $395 Original, Light Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in PCGS old blue label holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1865S 1865-S
AU53 raw
WB-1
R6
Cleaned $435 Small Wide Broken S, Later Die State R6 Rarity, Very Well Struck San Francisco Civil Issue, Old Cleaning, Half Way There Collection. Another challenging offering from astute Liberty Seated half dollar die variety collectors. This 1865-S half is well struck with fully detailed hair curls and bold scroll edges regardless of some stars lacking connected centrils. Surfaces has seen a long ago non mechanical cleaning and have fully recovered with medium gray patina. Reverse is cracked at this point of time and is in an R6 late die state according to the Bill Bugert Federal Register on San Francisco die varieties. From the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1865S 1865-S
VF35 PCGS
29659341
WB-7d
R5
Original $325 New September 11! WB-7d, Challenging Terminal Die State, Reverse Cud, Choice Surfaces, Gray-Rose Patina, Decent Strike, Accurately Graded. Terminal die state (d) as defined by Bill Bugert in his Federal Register on Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties. The reverse cud at (HA)LF is completely formed and has shelf metal appearance above the regular fields. Otherwise, the reverse is completely shattered. Surfaces are toned an uniform gray with some olive hues. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A really cool terminal die state on a Civil War S mint strike to consider.
Seated 50C 1866 1866
With Motto
EF40 PCGS
36240364

Choice $320 New September 20! With Motto, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection . A surviving 1866 Philadelphia strike for the late Civil War period with pristine fields and surfaces. This piece is strictly original are covered with a uniform gray-rose patina. Under a light source, the fields are lightly reflective and provides a surprising amount of residual luster at the grade level. Obverse strike is complete while reverse has typical weakness at eagle's lower left leg and claws. 1862 through 1866 Philadelpha strikes are always challenging to locate when choice. Freshly graded after being removed from ANACS old white holder along with a price reduction. A quality offering from the Burchs Creek collection that is now much more attractive when graded by PCGS. No CAC attempt.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
Motto
VF25 PCGS
30933899
WB-2
Choice $185 New September 11! WB-2, Choice Original, Classic Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, So Well Preserved!. As a coin dealer, one looks at some many surviving pieces of Liberty Seated coinage across all denominations. Those floating around in dealer inventories typically have issues. But when able to purchase a carefully assembled collections, the great coins are located and brought into GFRC inventory. I really like this 1866-S Motto half at its VF25 assigned grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic gray patina. Blemishes are limited to a single line between stars 12 and 13. If not for that line, a Gem quality rating would have been assigned. It makes no sense to send a coin at this value level to CAC, but if submitted, I'm sure a Green bean would be secured as so well balance. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
Motto
VF30 raw
WB-6
R6
Market Acceptable $285 Rare Bugert Variety, Light Gray, Decent Eye Appeal. This WB-6 example offers light gray patina with variety diagnostics fully present. Bisecting die crack from rim left of rock through the base is clear as is the die crack from leg into Stars 1 and 2. Accurately graded.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
Motto
VG10 raw
WB-6
R6
Original $165 Rare Bugert Variety, Original Dark Gray Patina . An original specimen with medium to dark gray patina and no blemishes to note; just honest wear. Obverse die crack from rim left of rock through base is obvious is under a loupe.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
No Motto
VF30
PCGS
14553447
WB-1
R4
Choice $1600 WB-1, Important No Motto Type, Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Late Die State, Accurately Graded . Always in demand as dual 1866 No Motto/Motto design type. The Civil War has ended and Reconstruction period starts with a reference to God on United States larger denomination coinage. Choice and attractive surfaces with classic gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded. Typical strike for the date with bold die clash mark in the lower right reverse shield resulting in the R4 rarity designation. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and classic gray eye appeal. A perfect candidate for a mid grade date and mintmark set without breaking the bank.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
No Motto
VF20 PCGS
84175689
WB-1
R4
Original $870 WB-1, Popular No Motto San Francisco Strike, Original Surfaces, Gray Patina with Ebony Arcs, Accurately Graded, Half Way There Collection. A scarce variety with mintage of only 60,000 before reverse transition to the With Motto design. This example is in a later die state with bold die clashing in the lower reverse shield. Bugert assigned an R4 rarity rating in his Federal Registry series on Liberty Seated halves. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with an expected layer of crusty gray patina and a few ebony arcs on the obverse for additional character. Strike is typical for the WB-1 variety. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with following on label, "No Motto, Small S, WB-101". An important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1867 1867
EF40 PCGS
35611187

Choice $305 New August 22! Choice Original, Crusty Deep Gray Patina, Steely Fields, Some Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Steely fields and crusty deep gray patina are the highlights of this lovely 1867 half. Strike is completely executed. No significant blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. No CAC attempt since grading and worthy of submission.
Seated 50C 1867S 1867-S
VF30 PCGS
84024852
WB-7
Original $180 New September 11! WB-7, Original Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. An end of Civil War San Francisco strike with mintage of slightly over 1,000,000. This example is perfectly original with blemish free surfaces and a light gray skin on both sides. Strike is well executed. There is residual verdigris in the protected areas that validates the strict originality. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1868 1868
MS63 ICG
7255041501

Choice HOLD
$1165
Choice Original, Mirrored Obverse Fields, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. An extremely pleasing 1868 Seated half dollar with different surface finishes between obverse and reverse. Reflective mirrored field are sharp with cameo appearance under a light source. The reverse offers dazzling frosty cartwheel luster that is eye catching. Strike is hammered with no points of weakness whatsoever. Ok, GFRC customers will ask why this mint state piece is not holdered by PCGS rather than its current ICG holder? Surfaces were carefully studied with 10x loupe to determine if a PCGS cross over attempt is warranted. I believe it is. The obverse has very faint micro hairlines that are typical on mirrored fields and not a result of a subtle cleaning attempt. The reverse is 100% frosty original with mint frost throughout the device and fields. If not sold by the March 2018 Baltimore show, a cross over attempt will be made at the show. Another fine numismatic offering from the Whiskey Run Collection to consider.
Seated 50C 1868 1868
AU55 PCGS
32258558

Original $765 New September 8! Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Golden Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Greaded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Ex. Woodlands Collection. A Reconstruction Period strike from the Philadelphia mint that offeres crisp frosty cartwheel luster and a faint golden covering of both sides. Cartwheel luster is vibrant and dances across surfaces when viewed under bright light. Strike is hammered with high relief stars and deeply impress reverse eagle devices. An original quality rating has been assigned due to faint micro ticks on Liberty's upper and lower body. These are not distracting but become evident with a 10x loupe. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another quality duplicate offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 50C 1868 1868
AU50 PCGS
19475639

Choice $500 Scarce Date, Dirty Original Gray Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Those well versed with Liberty Seated half dollar coinage understand how challenging the 1868 date can be in most grades. This example originated from the Pleez B. Seated Collection and purchased by Newtown collector. Now this dirty gray and gold example is back since being upgraded. Strike is absolutely hammered and sure adds to the eye appeal. Grading is a tad conservative as AU50 appears to be a bit tought given the sharp characteristics of the highest points in the relief. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and worthy of another advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1868S 1868-S
VF25 PCGS
26437866
WB-3
Choice $190 New September 11! WB-3, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Substantial Circulated Grade Eye Appeal, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded.. Let's start the description for a pleasing 1868-S half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This circulated example is so well balanced in terms of originality, strike and eye appeal at the asking price. Surfaces are covered with a light gray patina that is darker in the fields and leads to nice device to field contrast. Strike is complete and adds to the overall attractiveness. Finally, there are no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. If you have a spare $200 kicking around and love circulated Liberty Seated halves, then just pulled the trigger on this one....
Seated 50C 1869 1869
EF40 PCGS
16882273

Original $230 Original Medium Gray, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1869S 1869-S
VF25 PCGS
35611160
WB-3
Original $110 New September 11! WB-3, Better San Francisco Date, Original Crusty Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Wholesome and Attractive. Mintage of 656,000 but with a reasonable survival rate leading to lower pricing structure. This survivor has crusty gray patina on both sides with the reverse being a bit lighter. Strike is typical for the date. Conservatively graded at the assigned VF25 level and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An excellent value at the asking price given the originality, lack of blemishes and overall eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1870 1870
MS62 PCGS
35082811

Choice $1150 Repunched 1, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Well Struck, Poston Collection. An eye catching 1870 Seated half dollar with frosty cartwheel luster in combination with orange gold patina. A no question mint state example with a repunched base on the 1 digit. Surfaces are choice and entirely blemish free. Obverse toning is a mottled orange gold with darker shades at the periphery while the reverse offers the same orange gold in the center but has a lovely aquamarine ring surrounding the legend. Bright light performance is well above average. Mintage of 633,900 of as reference. Fresh graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A superior offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 50C 1870 1870
AU58 NGC
2576084002

Choice $690 Original Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Photographing darker toned Seated halves in new NGC edge view holders is always a challenge. This lovely 1870 Philadelphia is a much better and attractive specimen than illustrated with GFRC images. Accurately graded at the AU58 level with gray-gold obverse patina that shifts to central gun metal gray-blue with a pretty gold ring surrounding the stars under bright light. The reverse is just as attractive with gun metal blue being predominate under a light source. In hand inspection is definitely required to appreciate this quality offering from the Osprey Collection. Strike is also well executed throughout obverse and reverse. Housed in newer NGC holder and worthy of serious consideration.
Seated 50C 1870 1870
VF25 PCGS
33172544

Choice $145 New September 13! Choice Original, Classic Old Paper Album Toning, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1870 Seated half with pretty old album paper toning. Obverse is a combination of aquamarine center that shifts to gold at the periphery. Reverse has classic rose center that is well frame by a ring of sky blue at the legend. This piece is entirely blemish free with just honest wear. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1871 1871
AU55 PCGS
32942685

Gem $495 Gem Original, Steely Mirrored Fields, Light Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Seated Appalachian Collection. A gem original 1871 Seated half with with mirrored fields. Under a light source, crisp reflective luster dazzles the eyes with faint gold on the obverse and reverse sky blues at the legend. Strike is fully executed with rounded stars and bold eagle feathers. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and formerly in the Pleez B. Seated Collection. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to substantial eye appeal. From the Seated Appalachian Collection.
Seated 50C 1871 1871
AU50 ANACS OWH
2689844

Original $260 Original Gray, Reflective Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Warnerville Collection. Don't I enjoy adding strictly original Seated half dollars to inventory; especially when in old white ANACS holders. This 1871 Philadelphia strike offers nicely reflective surfaces that are covered with uniform gray patina. Adding a bright light exposes rose and blue hues. There are several fully toned over lines in the right obverse field. Previously auctioned by Heritage where is realized the current asking. Another offering from the Warnerville Collection as the consignor consolidates his collecting objectives.
Seated 50C 1871 1871
EF40 raw

Choice $185 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Super Example. A lovely 1871 Philadelphia strike that is perfectly original. Surfaces are covered with darker gun metal gray/blue patina. Strike is typical and blemishes are to a minimum. Ideal for a Whitman or Dansco album set.
Seated 50C 1871 1871
VF35
PCGS
26778265

Choice $150 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded. A choice 1871 Philadelphia strike with antique gray patina that also houses some golden hues. Strike is typical while the reverse has a well toned over line. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is warranted due to originality and eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1871S 1871-S
AU58 ANACS OWH
328944
WB-4
R2
Choice $725 Very Early Die State, Dazzling Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal of a Higher Grade, Choice Original, Light Mottled Gold Patina, Very Well Struck, Accurately Graded. If this fantastic 1871-S WB-4 half dollar piece was holdered by PCGS, it would be gone in a heartbeart. In Bugert's Federal Register on San Francisco die varieties, the illustrations are taken from a late die state example. This offering, from the Golden Harvest Collection, is a very early strike with substantial frosty cartwheel luster, bold strike and no metal flows lines from die erosion. All devices are deeply impressed including every potential aspect of the eagle feathers, claws and arrow feathers. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade but there is some faint rub and breaks in the mint luster on the legs. Someone needs to be daring and get this special half crossed into a PCGS holder. It will be worth the cost and effort for an advanced collector who desires a superior 1871 San Francisco date for his date and mintmark set. A thank you goes out to the Golden Harvest consignor for releasing this duplicated back to the GFRC community.
Seated 50C 1871S 1871-S
EF40 PCGS
80614597
WB-6
Choice $160 New September 8! WB-6, Choice Original, Pleasing Gray-Brown Patina, Some Residual Luster, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. A quality 1871 WB-6 San Francisco strike that is so well preserved. Both sides are covered with a uniform gray-brown patina that remains semi-transparent to residual underlying luster. A decent strike and surprisingly blemish free at the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previoulsy sold into a collection during March 2016 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance.
Seated 50C 1871S 1871-S
AU50 PCGS
2755557
WB-7
R3
Original $325 WB-7, Original, Light Golden Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. A near choice 1871 WB-7 San Francisco struck example with semi transparent golden gray patina. Residual luster is vibrant with some cartwheel effects. Strike is fully executed. Bright light inspection revealed creamy golden luster that is pleasing. PCGS grading is accurate. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS emblem on reverse. A quality Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1872 1872
EF40
PCGS
81198245
WB-101
Choice $240 New September 13! WB-101, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A superior offering for fans of crusty originality. This gorgeous 1872 half is covered with crusty gun metal gray-blue patina. Surfaces are blemish free while strike is well executed. GFRC images accurately represent the quality, therefore little else to say. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1872CC 1872-CC
EF40 PCGS
32656358
WB-1
Choice $2250 WB-1, Carson City Date, Above Average Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Natural Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. A well balanced 1872 Carson City strike that offers above average eye appeal. A first glance, one might wonder why only an EF40 grade was assigned. Strike is completely executed with raised outer lines on the scroll that one associates with EF45 wear. A uniform gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Under a bright light, there are traces of steely light gray luster. Obverse rim remains sharp. A 10x loupe inspection reveals no blemishes whatsoever. Overall a choice original example that would fit nicely in an EF/AU themed date and mintmark set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1872CC 1872-CC
EF45 PCGS
21053450
WB-6
R4
Original $2250 WB-6, Original, Even Medium Gray, Accurately Graded, Scarce Date. Carson City halves are always in demand, especially when completely original and problem free. Mintage for this Carson City date is 257,000. I'm so pleased to be offering this WB-6 example with semi transparent gray patina that perform so well under bright light as the grays shift to golden and aquamarine hues on the obverse. The reverse maintains more of its in hand color integrity with some golden hues appearing under a light source. Strike is nearly complete with just a tad of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and surrounding two stars. Fields and main devices are blemish free. PCGS grading is accurate. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Ready for inclusion into an advanced Liberty Seated half dollar set.
Seated 50C 1872CC 1872-CC
Large CC
VF35 PCGS
18199771
WB-7
R4
Original $1675 WB-7, Difficult Carson City Date, Original Gun Metal Gray Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. A strictly original 1872 Carson City strike that was been well preserved for modern day collectors to enjoy. Ex Virginia Collection and sold into the Oregon Beaver Collection during November 2015 and now back for a second apperance. Surfaces are toned an even gun metal gray with some intermixed golden hues. Obverse strike is a tad weak on the scroll and other LIberty devices but stars have connected centrils. Blemish wise, there is one faint and toned over reverse line by CA in AMERICA and is not distracting. Overall, a very solid 1872-CC offering that is affordable. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection
Seated 50C 1873 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
VF35 PCGS
22015234
WB-103
Original $225 New September 13! No Arrows, Closed 3. Original Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Mintage of 587,000 with the Closed 3 date punch being the only affordable No Arrows variety of that year. Survival rate is relatively low with only 32 examples certified by PCGS in all VF grades (VF20 - VF35). This strictly original example is covered with crusty gray patina on both sides. Strike is well executed. Fields have some faint micro chatter resulting in the Original quality rating. Fairly graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1873 1873
No Arrows Open 3
EF45 NGC
3652084002

Original $8000 A Substantial Liberty Seated Half Dollar Rarity, Original Surfaces, Thick Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. The 1873 Open 3, No Arrows Liberty Seated half is a formidable rarity. In A Guidebook of Liberty Seated Coins, Q. David Bowers writes the following concerning this rarity, "Mintage figures were estimated years ago as 587,000 Closed 3 coins and 214,200 Open 3 coins from the Philadelphia Mint before arrows were added besides the date. These figures seem to have been guesses and seem to have no validity.....With a collective total of 801,800 coins of both varieties produced from five total dies (a single set for Open 3), one might speculate that the actual Open 3 mintage is much lower and below estimated mintage. Beyond that, it is believed that many of these were melted upon institution of the new weight standard that took effect April 1, 1873, perhaps accounting for rarity and high value." This GFRC offering is covered with thick crusty gray-brown patina and is fully original. Well struck with interesting die pits throughout Liberty's upper body area. There are several ancient and completely toned over marks in the right obverse field and at the base of the pole. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and worthy of an advanced date and mintmark set. A major duplicate offering from the Seal Beach Collection. Hurry on this one as major rarities typically do not last within GFRC inventory.
Seated 50C 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
33972627
WB-106
Choice $600 Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Yellow-Gold with Peripheral Aquamarine-Rose, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Formerly from the Pleez B. Seated Collection and now a duplicate from the Newtown Collection. A special 1873 With Arrows offering with moderately mirrored fields and reflective cartwheel luster. Both sides are covered with a base layer of yellow-gold patina with additional peripheral aquamarine, and burnt gold on the reverse. Strike is typical with stars 7 and 8 lacking connected centrils and some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Reverse strike is complete and uniform. Blemish wise, there is a fully toned over bag mark better Liberty's left facing shoulder and star 6. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This half was not submitted to CAC while in the Pleez B. Seated and Newtown Collections and is a worthy candidate if not sold immediately.
Seated 50C 1873CC 1873-CC
Small CC
With Arrows
VF25 PCGS
24148500
WB-3
R4
Original $1195 WB-3, Strictly Original, Medium Gray Patina, Rare Date, Accurately Graded. Original medium gray patina covers both the obverse and reverse surfaces. Reverse is well struck and presents strong eagle feathers for the assigned VF25 grade while the obverse has VF wear. Housed in 2012 PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1874 1874
EF40 raw
WB-103
R5
Cleaned $205 Large Over Small Arrows, Cleaned Surfaces, Even Light Gray, Half Way There Collection. A challenging 1874 With Arrows die variety whereby the final large arrows were repunched over smaller arrows. Traces of the smaller arrows punch is easily seen on both the left and right arrows at the stem. This half has been cleaned with surfaces retoning to a light gray. Strike is excellent with bold obverse devices. Another interesting Seated half dollar die variety from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1874 1874
With Arrows
EF45 raw

Cleaned $235 Light Gray, Old Cleaning, Retoned. This is indeed an attractive piece in hand with even silver gray appearance at the assigned grade level. But close inspection of the fields reveals faint hairlines indicative of an old cleaning. The piece is quite reflective under bright light as a result.
Seated 50C 1875 1875
EF40 PCGS
83469390

Choice HOLD
$125
New September 13! Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Steely Surfaces, Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. A most pleasing example of the common 1875 Philadelphia date. Surfaces are choice original and covered with light gray patina. The fields offer a steely appearance with some residual luster under a light souce. The challenge with the 1875 date is not in locating an example but rather finding a top quality original piece for your data and mintmark collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1875CC 1875-CC
VF20 PCGS
35424718
WB-101
Gem HOLD
$295
New September 13! Better Date, Gem Original, Natural Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Fairly Graded. 1875 Carson City strikes are always in demand and don't last long on the GFRC price list. Well here is a Gem original example that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW! recommendation. Surfaces are blemish free. Overall eye appeal is pleasing due to attractive contrast between darker fields and lighter main devices. I can't imagine finding a nicer example at the VF20 grade level. Worthy of CAC submission if the green bean is important to collecting goals. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1875S 1875-S
AU50 raw

Original $225 Original, Light Gray/Rose Patina, Attractive. An original example that is accurately graded. There is ample luster remaining with a light gray and rose patina across the obverse and more even light gray covering the reverse. Strike is full with all star centril well defined and full hair curls. Surfaces have a few random micro ticks while some faint hairlines are visible between wings and scroll on the reverse. These blemishes are not distracting, rather mentioned for completeness.
Seated 50C 1875S 1875-S
EF45 PCGS
34460322

Choice HOLD
$200
New September 13! First Right of Refusal Preview. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1875S 1875-S
AU58 PCGS
84771800
WB-103 WB-1
R4
Original $690 WB-103, WB-1, Condition Rarity, Medium-small Mintmark, Original Soft Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Half Way There Collection. An important offering for the Liberty Seated half dollar die variety collectors that deserves special attention. The WB-1 variety features a Medium-small S punch along with die cracks through the obverse and reverse. Reverse is especially weak at UNITED and lower olive leaves. In his Federal Register on San Francisco die varieties, Bugert states WB-1, "is a very scarce variety often found in low grades; rare in EF or better." Well then, GFRC is pleased to be offering this AU58 graded example for astute collectors. Surfaces are original and untouched. There is a faint layer of soft gray patina and reasonable luster through obverse and reverse. Some rub is seen on the high points with grading being accurate. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1875S 1875-S
VF30 PCGS
84024856
WB-2 WB-104
R4
Original $175 WB-104, WB-2, Small Wide S, Original Olive Gray, R4 Rarity, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Ex. Half Way There Collection. A scarce mintmark size varity according to Bugert and listed as WB-104 and WB-2. This is a no question original example with olive-gray toning that is uniform across obverse and reverse. Well struck considering the VF30 level surface wear. A closed 10x loupe inspection reveal one toned over line on the upper right reverse that is mentioned for accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with label reading "Small Wide S WB-104". An important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1876 1876
AU58 PCGS
84773190

Original $395 Near Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Silver-Gray and Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. A near choice original 1876 Philadelphia that has been carefully preserved. Surfaces are 100% natural toned with silver-gray obverse and silver-gold on the reverse. Satiny luster is consistent on both sides with the reverse offering nice cartwheel effects. Strike is fully executed. Surfaces are free of blemishes other than a few micro hairlines in the right obverse field that do not bother me at all. Overall, a pleasing example that GFRC is proud to offer. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 50C 1876 1876
AU50 PCGS
05768383

Choice $215 Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. A crusty original Philadelphia strike with choice surfaces. Gray-brown patina is uniform throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with rounded stars and full reverse devices. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. A quality duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection that needs to find a new home in another Liberty Seated half dollar collection.
Seated 50C 1876 1876
EF40 PCGS
29268733

Original $155 Original Ebony/Gray, Birmingham Collection. Uniform ebony/gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Liberty and the eagles are a tad lighter leading to nice contrast and eye appeal. There are a few tiny blemishes on the obverse but fully tone over and of no consequence. Rims are fully problem free. Accurately graded and housed in new PCGS reverse hologram holder. An attractive piece worth considering as a type coin.
Seated 50C 1876 1876
VG10 PCGS
30709025
WB-106 FS-301
Original $425 Large over Small Date WB-106, FS-301, Rare Variety, Original Gray. A rare double date variety first listed by Wiley and Bugert in their Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars. Since the Wiley/Bugert announcement in the early 1990s, few examples have surfaced with Bugert current indicating that ~ 12 pieces are known in all grades. This example offers strong diagnostics within the upper loop of the 8 digit and within the loop of the 6 digit. Surfaces are toned a light gray with no blemishes to note. The dark spot by star 6 is verdigris. Recently graded and housed in 2014 style PCGS holder. An opportunity for the Liberty Seated half dollar variety specialist to acquire this challenging variety. PCGS holder label captures the variety as "Lg/Sm Date - FS301 WB-106 (FS-007.4)"
Seated 50C 1876CC 1876-CC
VF30 PCGS
32761689
WB-1
R3
Choice $325 WB-1, Choice Original, Light Antique Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Murphy's Collection. This 1876 Carson City strike is yet another quality offering from the Murphy's Collection. Surfaces are choice and 100% natual. A light antique gray patina covered both sides with uniform wear on the higher device points. Strike is balanced and well executed while grading is fair. This piece is aesthetically pleasing and ideal for a circulated date and mintmark set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1876CC 1876-CC
EF45 raw
WB-102
Choice New Price
$350
Medium CC, Strongly Mirrored Fields, Light Gray-Gold, Accurately Graded, San Jose Collection. Medium CC mintmark size. A lovely 1876 Carson City strike with prooflike fields producing strong mirrors under a bright light. Strike is essentially complete with ample device details for attribution. There are a host of 1876-CC WB-102 die pairings and I will leave this challenge up to the buyer. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with thin light gray patina that includes faint gold at the rims. A quality 1876 Carson City half from the San Jose Collection.
Seated 50C 1876CC 1876-CC
VF30 raw
WB-108, WB-35
R4
Market Acceptable New Price
$220
Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Light Gray, Long Ago Clean, Accurately Graded, San Jose Collection. One of the many 1876-CC die pairings but easily identified as WB-35 by the top of a misplaced 8 digit in the denticles. Accurately graded with light gray-gold surfaces that have seen a long ago and now recovering. A decent example for the variety. From the San Jose Collection of Carson City Seated halves.
Seated 50C 1876CC 1876-CC
EF45
PCGS
26777503
WB-5
R3
Choice $515 WB-5, Small CC, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Decent Strike, Worn PCGS Holder, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Thick crusty gray brown cover the surfaces of this choice original 1876 WB-5 Carson City strike. Residual luster is evident when viewing under a bright light with the reverse shifting to lovely golden hues. Obverse toning is quite thick and mutes most of the available luster. Strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils and the lower reverse eagle leg and claws being nicely defined. Small CC mintmarks are used for the WB-5 die pairing. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. This holder is worn and made the photography process difficult with editing of several holder spots. A strong duplicate from the Oregon Beaver Collection as 1876-CC halves are always in demand and don't last long on the GFRC price list.
Seated 50C 1876S 1876-S
G04 PCGS
30685563
WB-42 WB-103
R6
Choice $475 WB-103, WB-42, Closed Bud Very Small S, Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Honest Wear, Seal Beach Collection. Ex. Half Way There Collection. A rare die marriage with 1876 Type 2 reverse San Francisco strike. Up until 1992, only this die pairing was known for the Type 2 reverse. Afterwards, Randy Wiley discovered a second Type 2 reverse die for this date. Given the rarity, this example offers substantial eye appeal at the assigned G04 grade. Rose-gray patina covers the field while the main devices are have a light coloring. Rims are bold and blemishes are minimal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with "Type 2 Reverse WB-103" on the label. An important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1876S 1876-S
AU50 PCGS
27575759
WB-9
Choice $245 New September 13! WB-9, Micro S, Huge Obverse Lump, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Brown Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. An attractive example of the 1876-S Micro S WB-9 die variety with large die lump on the right side of the obverse shield. A strictly original example with thick crusty gray-brown patina on both sides. There is plenty of residual luster under a light source but somewhat muted by the toning. This example comes with a nice full strike. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Previoulsy sold into a collection during May 2015 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance.
Seated 50C 1877 1877
AU50 PCGS
83135331

Choice $225 Choice Original, Pastel Coloring, Soft Frosty Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Pastel rose, aquamarine, gold and blues immediately jump out when first viewing this pleasing 1877 half. The reverse blues are especially attractive under a light source. There is sufficent remaining luster to activate the toning much to the pleasure of the viewer. Strike is typical with points of weakness on the lower reverse devices. Blemishes are limited to one stray line of no consequence. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another eye appeal offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 50C 1877 1877
EF45 PCGS
80642173

Choice $195 New September 13! Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Bright Light Eye Appeal, Light Gray Centers, Sky Blue Peripheries, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A wonderful 1877 Philadelphia strike with super bright light eye appeal. This one is heading to CAC in the next submission if not immediately sold. In hand appearance is that of gray patina with darker shades at the periphery. But when placing under a light source, those darker shades melt into pretty sky blue rings. A well executed strike adds to the eye appeal. A near gem original presevation state. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previoulsy sold into a collection during July 2016 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance. Don't let this one pass you by.
Seated 50C 1877CC 1877-CC
VF30 PCGS
18335648
WB-7
Choice HOLD
$200
New September 13! First Right of Refusal Preview. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1877S 1877-S
AU58 NGC
376129013

Original $385 Original, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. Bold reflective luster from mirrored surfaces is quite pleasing. Cartwheels are brilliant on obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with field ticks consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An important offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 50C 1877S 1877-S
EF45 raw

Choice $180 Choice Original, Classic Crusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Well Struck, YLee Coyote Collection. GFRC images speak for themselves concerning this choice original 1877 San Francisco strike. Crusty gray-brown patina covers both sides of the coin with no blemishes worthy of mention. Well struck also. A perfect Liberty Seated half dollar type coin for a Dansco album based type set. From the YLee Coyote Collection.
Seated 50C 1877S 1877-S
EF45 PCGS
26674000
WB-29
R3
Choice $185 WB-29, Choice Original, Gray Patina, Woodlands Collection. This is one of those coins where the GFRC images are plain horrible for the in hand and bright light quality. I like this piece due to the strictly original surfaces and the bright light performance. Under lighting, this piece appears to be full AU with ample luster reflecting through the transparent patina. Strike is full and there are a few fully toned over blemishes on the reverse that that bother me at all. The primary reasons for selecting this common date half are originality and bright light eye appeal. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS blue holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1878 1878
EF45 PCGS
28172818

Choice $235 New September 13! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. When first viewing this 1878 Philadelphia strike, one immediately comes to an AU50 grade conclusion given the frosty cartwheel luster. However, a 10x loupe reveals enough wear to warrant the assigned EF45 grade. No question, this is a choice original example with pleasing light gray-gold patina. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Fairly graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1878CC 1878-CC
F12 PCGS
35082810
WB-1
R4
Original $2100 WB-1, Rare and Underrated Date, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. An underrated Carson City date especially in VF or better that is typically missing from many date and mintmark sets. Mintage is a tiny 62,000 as compared to a typical Seated half dollar date being in the 500,000 to 1,000,000 range. Accurately graded with gun metal gray-blue patina. Surfaces are original with only honest wear. Strike is uniform with overall pleasing appearance. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 50C 1879 1879
MS62 PCGS
5027741

Choice $1175 Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Coppe Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Mintage of only 4,800 and the first year of substantially reduced Philadelphia Seated quarter and half dollar mintages up through 1890. This example is fully choice and conservatively graded as housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS logo on the reverse. Grading is circa 2000-2001 timeframe. Frosty cartwheel luster and copper gold patina are dominant when viewed under a light source. Strike is absolutely hammered. Plus there are no blemishes go note either. A superior example from the advanced Newtown Collection of Liberty Seated half dollars. Fairply priced for overall quality and eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1879 1879
VF30 raw
WB-101
R5
Cleaned $640 Rare Late Philadelphia Date, Original Obverse, Cleaned Reverse, Perfect For Dansco Album Collection, Half Way There Collection. Tall Hub Version 1. 1879 Philadelphia strikes have a tiny mintage of 4,800 and always in demand to complete a date and mintmark set. This example, from the Half Way There Collection, has seen a long ago mechanical clean leaving faint obverse hairlines and overall glossy surfaces. After the cleaning, this piece probably sat in a paper album with the obverse acquiring some nice rose, gold and blue rim toning while the balance of the obverse is light steely gray. Reverse is a uniform light gray and still recovering. Strike is nearly complete with only star 7 lacking connected centils. There are no distracting blemishes to discuss. Fairly priced for the rarity and old time problems. From the Half Way There Collection of slightly imperfect halves.
Seated 50C 1879 1879
VF30 raw
WB-102
R4
Market Acceptable $665 Rare Late Philadelphia Date, Fully Retoned, Long Ago Cleaning, Half Way There Collection. Tall Hub Version 2. 1879 Philadelphia strikes have a tiny mintage of 4,800 and always in demand to complete a date and mintmark set. This example, from the Half Way There Collection, offers medium gray surfaces that are a tad dull from an old cleaning. The surfaces have completely recovered leading to a Market Acceptable quality rating. Given the date's rarity, I could see this specimen ending up in a second tier grading service holder with straight grade. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse. There are no distracting blemishes to discuss. I have to believe that this piece will not last long at the asking price.
Seated 50C 1883 1883
PR67 PCGS
28450031

Gem $7850 One of Finest 1883 Proofs Halves, Superb Gem Original, Watery Mirrors, Rose-Blue Patina, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. CoinFacts Plate Coin for PF67 Grade Level. Lovely blue and lilac toning on both sides combines with shimmering reflectivity from the watery mirrored fields. Surfaces are of pristine quality consistent with the assigned grade level. Only 1,039 proof pieces were struck and this piece stands out as one of the absolute finest known. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A substantial offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection that belongs in a superior Liberty Seated dollar proof collection. Having a CoinFacts plate coin in one's collection is always a great numismatic conversation starter.
Seated 50C 1883 1883
EF45 ANACS OWH
2636535

Cleaned $580 Cleaned Net EF45, Secondary Blue Gold Patina, Rare Date, Burch Creek Collection. A difficult Philadelphia date. Surfaces have seen an old cleaning that has mitigated the natural frosty and luster. Now recovering with mottled blues and gold on the obverse and uniform light gold on the reverse. There is some strike weakness at the top of Liberty's head and stars 7 and 8. Housed in old white ANACS holder with AU Details, Net EF45 designation. Still a challenging date and priced to reflect the old surface impairment.
Seated 50C 1883 1883
F12 PCGS
14772595

Original HOLD
$450
Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Original Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Undergraded, Murphy's Collection. PCGS grading on this 1883 low mintage Philadelphia strike appears to be much too conservative. I had to do a double take between the coin and the PCGS label grade. Surfaces are mostly original with mottled gray patina. Housed in old blue lable PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another nice offering from the Murphy's Collection.
Seated 50C 1884 1884
VF30 PCGS
32920355

Original $700 New September 5! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Original Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, YL Coyote Collection. 1884 Philadephia strikes were limited to 4,400 piece; a tiny number. Most surviving examples will be found in the mint state grades and at much higher asking price than this original VF30 example. PCGS has only graded two at the VF30 level and another 8 at VF35. Surfaces are covered with even light silver gray patina. Strike is well executed as are most for the low mintage Philly dates. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality duplicate from the YL Coyote Collection.
Seated 50C 1886 1886
MS63 PCGS
21351040

Choice $1650 Low Mintage Date, Choice Original, Mirrored Fields, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. The end of the Liberty Seated half dollar series presents a challenge to most date and mintmark collectors. Mintages drop off dramatically from 1879 through 1890 with mint state examples being more available that circulated pieces. The price curve from EF through Mint State, for these dates, is quite flat and collectors should carefully consider their acquisitions strategy. In many cases, a mint state example may only cost a few dollars more than an AU specimen. Offered here is an lovely 1886 Philadelphia strike that is housed in 2000 era PCGS blue label holder. This is a fully original example with mirrored fields. The mirrors are surprisingly brilliant under a light source. As is the case with mirrored fields, any micro hairlines or blemish is amplified therefore these types of surfaces presents a challenge for obtaining higher grade levels. Old toning will hide many defects but mirrored fields will just amplify those same defects. Strike is well executed with only stars 8 through 10 lacking connected centrils. Grading is accurate and fair. An important offering from the Newtown Collection for those difficult to fill later dates in a Seated half dollar set.
Seated 50C 1888 1888
MS64 PCGS
50177080

Choice $1750 Rare Business Strike Date, Choice Original, Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. One of the Philadelphia date issues from the low mintage period of 1879 through 1890. The 1888 features a low mintage of 12,000 but with a high survival rate in mint state. The MS64 grade level is the ideal value point as MS65 brings a price doubling. In MS63, I would expect too many hairlines as most example come with proof like fields and hairlines become too distracting. This lovely example offers brilliant reflective luster from mirrored fields. The overall appearance is consistent with the MS65 grade level but there is small chatter spot in the right obverse field that warrants the assigned MS64 grade. This is always the issue with heavily mirrored business strikes; any surface aberrations are amplified by the proof fields. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality Liberty Seated half dollar duplicate from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1889 1889
MS65 PCGS
32758612

Gem $4250 Superb Gem, Late Date Low Mintage, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Light Pastel Toning, Substantial Eye Appeal, Newtown Collection. What a pleasure handling this superb gem to close out the June 2018 Newtown Collection consignment. Let's start the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation even at the PCGS MS65 grade level as this is a stunning piece. Obverse is lightly mirrored with vibrant reflective cartwheel luster. The luster interacts well with a multitude of pastel colors that include gold, aquamarine, green, rose and blues. The available colors are a function the viewing angle under a light source and believe me, there are multiple color options to enjoy just while resting on my office desk. The reverse surfaces are frosty, as compared to the obverse and mostly a faint lilac silver gray with gold at the periphery. Strike is completely executed with all devices nicely impressed. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A magnificent gem from the Newtown Collection for the serious student of the Liberty Seated half dollar series.
Seated 50C 1889 1889
AU58 raw

Market Acceptable $1000 Low Mintage Date, Creamy Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Seal Beach Collection. At first glance one would assume this lustrous 1889 half would receive a Choice quality rating due to the creamy cartwheel luster and hammered strike. Prior to the 1980, old time collectors would have loved to own this example. In today's technical grading environment, this piece probably will not certify due to minor obverse hairlines in the upper left field and below the claws on the reverse. As a result of this blemishes, a Market Acceptable quality rating has been assigned but please consider the overall eye appeal against the asking price. The 1889 Seated half dollar date was struck in a 10 year timespan when Philadelphia strike totals dropped dramatically. This date has a tiny mintage of 12,000 and is always in demand. Offer in raw condition and an attractive consignment from the Seal Beach collection. Ideal for a high grade Dansco or Whitman album set.
Seated 50C 1891 1891
MS64 NGC
4220405011

Gem $1600 Gem Rainbow Toning, Bright Light Eye Appeal. All I can say about this outstanding better date Seated half is "WOW". This is a FUN show purchased that walked up to the table and how could I say no? GFRC images accurately capture the in hand appearance while viewing under bright light exposes blooming luster and the rainbow toning. Under bright light, the obverse center offers rose/gold hues that transition into blue, gold and aquamarine arcs at the rim. The reverse is quite similar. There is some weakness at stars 7 and 8 which is non consequential given the overall eye appeal. Housed in pre 2015 generation NGC edge view holder. Definitely a piece for an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1891 1891
AU53 PCGS
35446928

Choice $550 New September 5! Better Date, Wayte Raymond Bullseye Toning, Choice Original, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. Most collectors don't realized that 1891 strikes for Liberty Seated halves are a better date with low mintage of only 200,000. I've found this date to always be in demand when choice. At the 2018 CONA show, the Running Boar Collection consignor transferred this gorgeous example to be sold by GFRC. The blue and rose bullseye toning is consistent with that seen from Wayte Raymond paper albums and is most pleasing. GFRC images accurately capture the concentric toning rings on both sides. Strike is typical for the date with nearly all main devices being well defined. The only points of weakness are stars 7 and 8 lacking connected centrils and partial definition of the eagle's claws. Fields and main devices are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The pleasing target toning should attract a quick sale.
Seated 50C 1891 1891
VF25 PCGS
28418342

Choice $160 New September 18! Better Date, Choice Original, Delineated Rose-Blue Coloring, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleasing and Attractive. Collectors often don't realized that 1891 Liberty Seated halves are a better date with low mintage of only 200,000. I've found this date to always be in demand when choice. This example offers attractive eye appeal and ample device details at the asdigned VF25 grade. Surface are choice with delineated rose-blue area under a light source while in hand viewing bring about more of a consistent gray coloring. Strike is typical with heavy die clashing on both sides. Blemishes are limited to a few field micro ticks consistent with the grade. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1891 1891
F12 PCGS
30456438

Original $150 New August 25! Better Date, Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina. Accurately Graded. Few collectors recognized that 1891 Philadelphia strikes are a better date in the Seated half dollar series. Mintage is only 200,000 as compared to 15,300,000 for dimes and 3,920,000 for quarters. This offering has nothing but honest wear with light gray surfaces. Strike is bold and surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and priced to sell.