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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Barber 25C 1911 Barber 25C 1911
AU55 PCGS
82484893

Gem $175 New January 21! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading. Freshly graded with superior eye appeal! This 1911 Barber quarter is an ideal candidate for an EF/AU date and mintmark set or as a type coin selection. Frosty cartwheel luster dominates the eyes and should be pleasing to the most selective collectors. Wear is limited to faint rub on the cheek and neck areas with most dealers assigning an AU58 grade due to overall eye appeal. A no question gem example houses in 2015 style PCGS holder. Trust me on this offering....
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 25C 1835
AU53 PCGS
82484888

Choice $785 New January 21! Choice Original, Light Satiny Gold/Gray Luster, Accurately Graded . Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A lovely choice original 1835 Capped Bust quarter with satinly golden gray luster. Well struck with just a few tiny micro ticks on the obverse that are completely toned over and nearly invisible. Previously encapsulated in NGC AU53 holder and cracked out by GFRC customers. Purchased from customer and reholdered as PCGS AU53. If both TPGs can agree on the grade, then definitely accurately graded and fair value.
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 25C 1861
MS63 PCGS
82484890

Choice $695 New January 21! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose-Gold Patina, Bold Strike. Freshly graded in PCGS 2015 style holder after being purchased from a GFRC customer raw. Previously graded NGC MS63 so we know the grade is rock solid if both major TPGs agree. GFRC images capture in hand appearance nicely. Surfaces are covered with rose-gold patina near the obverse rim along with a few darker streaks on the reverse. Bright light viewing results in most of the toning melting away add exposing frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is complete with full facial details/hair curls along with all star centrils being connected. There are numerous die clashing marks throughout obverse and reverse and no blemishes to mention. A lovely Seated quarter for a type set or date and mintmark collection.
Seated 25C 1879 Seated 25C 1879
F15 PCGS
82484891

Choice $435 New January 21! Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Tough Late Philadelphia Stike. Late Philadelphia strikes are always in demand and locating problem free examples is challenging. Offered here is an 1879 example with mintage of only 13,600 pieces. Demand for small silver denomination coinage dropped off dramatically after 1878. As seen within Seated dime, quarter and half dollar series,there is a marked reduction in mintage starting in 1879. I really like this choice example as about as perfect as one could expect at the Fine15 grade level. Surfaces have honest wear and uniform gray patina. There are no blemishes to discuss. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1855S Seated 50C 1855-S
AU50
PCGS
20469541

Choice HOLD
$8900
New January 21! First Year San Francisco Strike, Condition Census, Choice Original, Light Gray Luster, Accurately Graded. An important opportunity for the advanced Liberty Seated half dollar collector to acquire a condition census example of the 1855 San Francisco date. CAC has only certified three better (2 in AU58 and 1 in MS61) as a testiment to the difficult in locating this date choice. This outstanding example is perfectly original with light gray patina consistent with naturally toned silver. Under bright light, there is substantial frosty cartwheel luster to tickle the eyes. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading.
Gold G$2.5 1856S Gold G$2.5 1856-S
AU53 NGC
1936623008

Choice $1000 New January 20! Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Old Time Orange Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Warnerville Collection. Rich golden-orange color patina is immediatey noted on this attractive examples. Fields are lightly mirrored while the surfaces are surprisingly blemish free. Mintage for the 1856 San Francisco quarter eagle strikes is 72,120 with only 10 examples at the AU53 level within PCGS population report. Ex. Donald E. Bently Collection and sold via Heritage Auction March 2014 realizing $1000; now returning to market as the Warnerville consignor is divesting certain numismatic properties for new collecting goals. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert
Morgan $1 1879S Morgan $1 1879-S
Reverse 1878
MS64
PCGS
28577581

Gem $1500 New January 20! Reverse of 1878, Gem Original Dual Sided Toner, Accurately Graded, Warnerville Collection. A very special offering for collectors of toned Morgan dollars. During 1879, Morgan dollars were struck with two different reverses.  The first (Reverse of 1878) is the carry over design from 1878 with flat-breasted eagle and a flat feather on the top fletch of the arrows.  The second (Reverse of 1879) has nicely rounded breast feathers on the eagle and a slanted feather on the top fletch of the arrows.  The Reverse of 1878 is considerably rarer than the Reverse of 1879, especially in high grades. Offered today is a combination mint state design rarity with beautiful rose and blue radial toning. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
EF45 NGC
930644010
WB-12
Choice $310 New January 20! Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Warnerville Collection. A lovely 1845 New Orleans WB-12 example that is fully struck and offers strictly original gray-gold patina. Choice surfaces are reflective under bright light without any distracting blemishes. Weakness of the stars of stars in left obverse field is typical for the variety as are bold die scratches from A(M)ERICA to rim. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Warnerville Collection.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 50C 1854-O
MS61 NGC
417825002
WB-3
Original $475 New January 20! Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Warnerville Collection. A lovely 1854 New Orleans strike with deeply impressed devices throughout obverse and reverse.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 50C 1856-O
AU53 NGC
3266913011

Original $285 New January 20! Blast White Luster, Untoned, Conservative Grading, Warnerville Collection. A blast white 1856 New Orleans piece with frosty luster. This half has been dipped and is completely untoned. I've maintained an Original quality designation for this piece are there are no signs of mishandling or cleaning other than a vigorous dip. Original sold at Heritage Auction during May 2015 and now on the market as the Warner consignor consolidates his collecting goals. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1871 Seated 50C 1871
AU50 ANACS OWH
2689844

Original $260 New January 20! 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.
Early Copper 1C 1858 Early Copper 1C 1858
Flying Eagle
EF40 PCGS
82484868
Large Letters
Choice HOLD
$145
New January 19! Large Letters, Choice Original, Natural Patina, Conservative Grading. Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1858 Early Copper 1C 1858
Flying Eagle
EF40 PCGS
82484869
Small Letters
Choice $125 New January 19! Small Letters, Choice Original, Natural Patina, Accurate Grading, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1864 Early Copper 1C 1864
Indian
AU53 PCGS
82484870
Bronze
Choice $85 New January 19! Choice Orignal, Deep Chocolate Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1879 Early Copper 1C 1879
Indian
AU50 PCGS
82484871

Original $80 New January 19! Original Chocolate Brown, Accurately Graded, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1880 Early Copper 1C 1880
Indian
MS Details PCGS
82484872

Original $50 New January 19! Original Mint State, PCGS Mint State Details For Minor Glue Residue, Maine Collection. Some transparent verdigris that appears to be glue residue is seen on the obverse. PCGS assigned Environmental Damage as a result. This Indian looks perfectly original in hand. Priced accordingly. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1882 Early Copper 1C 1882
Indian
MS62BN PCGS
82484873

Choice $85 New January 19! Choice Original, Brown-Orange Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1887 Early Copper 1C 1887
Indian
MS62BN PCGS
82484874

Choice $70 New January 19! Choice Original, Brown-Orange Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1888 Early Copper 1C 1888
Indian
MS62BN PCGS
82484875

Original $100 New January 19! Original, Brown-Red Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1891 Early Copper 1C 1891
Indian
MS63BN PCGS
82484876

Original $85 New January 19! Original, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Early Copper 1C 1909 Early Copper 1C 1909
Indian
MS64BN PCGS
82484877

Choice $90 New January 19! Choice Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, A Pretty Piece, Accurately Graded, Maine Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previously from Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond old album pages. Bank vault stored for many decades.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
Large Stars
MS62 PCGS
82484878
F-102
Choice $725 New January 19! Double Die Reverse, Choice Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Gun Metal Blue-Gray, Gerry Fortin Web-Book Plate Coin. The Gerry Fortin web-book plate coin for the F-102 die variety and off the market since May 1995. Yes, this lovely 1838 dime was purchased two decades and become the visual representation for the F-102 Double Die Reverse variety. The reverse is same as pair with Small Stars obverse die but in a later die state. Checking the strength of the die crack at the tops of STATE(S OF AME)RICA provides in idea on the die state. In the case of this hammered struck example, the die crack is faint indicating a mint press strike some after striking Small Star dimes. Surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray-blue patina and are entirely blemish free. Luster is the limited factor for the assigned grade. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important piece of Seated coinage numismatic history.
Seated 25C 1866S Seated 25C 1866-S
G6
PCGS
33260478

Gem HOLD
$700
New January 19! Gem Original, Rare Date, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes the gem surfaces and accurate grading. A quality offering from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 5C 1837
Large Date
MS63 PCGS
33506836
V-2
Choice $950 New January 19! V-2 Shattered Obverse, Large Date, Choice Original Frosty Surfaces and Luster, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. Once again the Grey Soldier Collection consignor digs deep in his bank box for another superb consignment. This lovely 1837 Large Date half dime offers original frosty luster along with choice surfaces that sport some faint gold at the rims. A shattered obverse die presents multiple die cracks exiting to the rims. There is a substantial die crack through the rock and shield that turns upward through the pole and cap to the rim. Another die crack connects at the center and drops along the lower leg to foot and then rim. Yet another die crack is forming at 2:30. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse. The GFRC images simply don't do this half dime justice as the luster is so bold during in hand and bright light viewing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and fresh to market. A top quality offering from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 5C 1840 Seated 5C 1840
No Drapery
MS64 NGC
3023312003
V-6
Choice $575 New January 19! V-6 Bisecting Obverse Die Crack, Perfect Strike, Iridescent Aquamarine-Rose Toning, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. A lovely example for the 1840 No Drapery V-6 variety with a bold vertical die crack that bisects the obverse into equal sections. The die crack crosses the 8 digit, then up along the right shield edge and right side of Liberty before exiting to the rim above the head. Another horizontal die crack is connect to the vertical and moving into the right field. Eye appeal is high on this piece due to iridescent aquamarine-rose and gold toning. Bright light viewing exposes more gold under the darker in hand coloring. Accurately graded and another important prize from the Grey Soldier Collection for Liberty Seated coinage enthusiasts. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 5C 1843 Seated 5C 1843
AU55 PCGS
81305105
V-6a FS-301
Choice $200 New January 19! V-6a Double Date, Light Crusty Gray, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded Near Gem, Grey Soldier Collection. A near gem original example of the popular 1843 repunched date. Repunching below the date digits is bold and well defined. Surfaces are covered with light crusty gray patina while the strike is absolutely hammered. A single micro blemish is seen on the obverse near star 6 but is completely toned over otherwise the balance of the half dime is problem free. Housed in 2015 style holder and ready to move into a top quality Seated half dime collection. Another quality offering from the Grey Soldier bank box. I hope that box is deep and endless....
Seated 5C 1848O Seated 5C 1848-O
MS63
PCGS
11217733
V-2
Choice $1100 New January 19! V-2 Eroded, Cracked Reverse. Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. 1848 New Orleans strikes are so underrated at current levels given the anemic TPG populations and lack of auction appearances. This 1848-O V-2 example is an important opportunity for the advanced Liberty Seated half dime collector. Surfaces are choice original throughout but with different luster characteristics between obverse and reverse. Let's start with the obverse. Frosty luster dominates with brown gold shades at the rim. Strike is absolutely hammered with large round stars. The reverse is completely different due to a badly eroded die. Luster has a satiny texture as the die appears lapped with loss of device details along with multiple die cracks. This reverse has a pebbled surface that reminds of late die state 1839-O Huge O dime strikes. Thus the weaker satiny luster. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 5C 1871S Seated 5C 1871-S
MS62
PCGS
80552230
V-1b
Choice HOLD
$350
New January 19! V-1b, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. Another pleasing example from the Grey Soldier bank box that deserves special consideration. Mintage for 1871 San Francisco half dimes is only 161,000 with an average to low survival rate in mint state. This example is so choice with delicate devices and frosty luster. A transparent layer of light gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. The reverse strike is crisp with intricate details along with a soon to be cud below the left ribbon end. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Accurately graded as just a little more luster would easily capture an MS63 designation.
Gold G$5 1902S Gold G$5 1902-S
AU58
PCGS
29592470

Choice $475 New January 17! Near Gem Original, Vibrant Orange Gold Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. A near gem original offering with loads of eye appeal. This lovely 1902 San Francisco $5 half eagle has everything a collector could desire. Coloring is orange gold that indicates perfectly original surfaces. Luster is vibrant and active. Strike is essentially complete with only a touch of weakness at the reverse arrow feathers. And finally, blemishes are non existent. I could see this piece eventually ending up in a low mint state grade holder. Conservatively graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Pricing is firm as I paid strong for quality.
Seated 10C 1844 Seated 10C 1844
VF25 PCGS
31916903

Original $585 New January 17! Little Orphan Annie Date, Original Ebony Gray Patina, Conservatively Graded, Massachusetts Collection. Popular 1844 date that is often referred to as the Little Orphan Annie date due to early 1990s dealer promotion. Low mintage and scarcer date in VF or better and downright rare in EF or better. This original example is covered with ebony-gray patina and is conservatively graded at VF25. Might I suggest VF30 as a fairer grade? Strike is bold with ample remaining device details. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality duplicate offering from the Massachsetts Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1834 Capped Bust 25C 1834
VF30 PCGS
33679288
B-1
Original $165 New January 16! Scarcer Early Die State, Filled A-2, A-3, Original Gray, Ebony Shades at Rim, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. An original 1834 Browning 1 example struck from dies that are in Obverse 2 die state. An obverse die crack is visible from Star 1 through the lower bust and out to right rim across Star 13. Later die states will exhibit a completely shattered reverse. Please note that A2 and A3 are completely filledl on the reverse. Surfaces are covered with medium gray patina along with darker shades at the rim. A misaligned reverse die is commonplace for this variety. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Strong originality from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 25C 1835
EF45 PCGS
33679286

Gem $535 New January 16! Gem Crusty Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. A wonderful gem Capped Bust quarter at the assigned EF45 grade. Frankly, this piece deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as the eye appeal is superior to nearly all close collar Capped Bust quarter seen in the past several years. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A wonderful gem from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1839 Capped Bust 50C 1839
Reeded Edge
EF45 PCGS
33679289

Original HOLD
$285
New January 16! Near Choice Original, Olive-Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. A perfectly original and well struck 1839 Reeded edge half for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with semi transparent olive-gray patina that exposes residual luster and golden hues under a light source. Struck from early die state dies as not die cracks are seen with 10x loupe. A die spur is seen protruding into the left field mid way down Liberty's bust. There are no blemishes to mention whatsoever. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Strict originality on a quality reeded edge half from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 10C 1858S Seated 10C 1858-S
EF45 PCGS
15043388
F-101
Choice $1950 New January 16! Choice Original, Typical Strike, Light Old Album Toning, Conservative Grading. The later date With Stars San Francisco strikes are always popular as semi key dates. Locating 1858-S examples is higher circulated grades that are problem free can be quite challenging. For your consideration is a lovely F-101 die variety example that has been graded EF45 by PCGS and resides in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. The assigned grade is accurate to a bit conservative given the non uniform striking issues with this date and also the subsequent 1859 date. Surfaces are original with residual luster. Gold and dark blue rim toning, typical of old album storage, is seen on both obverse and reverse. Obverse strike is reasonably strong with rounded stars but lack a full head and rounded lower leg. The reverse strike is so typical for the date with considerable weakness in the lower wreath leaves. I like this example as above average quality for most surviving examples seen as a collector.
Seated 10C 1859S Seated 10C 1859-S
VF30 PCGS
24604657
F-101
Original $1750 New January 16! Key Date, Original Gray-Gold, Typical Strike Characteristic, So Undergraded! . 1859-S dated dimes are always a prize for those attempting to build a date and mintmark set. The survival rate in AU is miniscule with PCGS certification of only (9) examples in all AU grades. The situation improved with (11) in EF grades and (22) in all VF graded. This example is graded conservatively graded as VF30 due to typical striking issues that plagued this date. The complete scroll and rounded lower leg suggests at least an EF40 grade or better. Reverse strike is weak with poorly defined leaves that are missing most of their veins. An inexperienced grader with Seated dime With Stars strike characteristics could view the poor strike as wear and therefore a VF30 designation. Surfaces are original with uniform light gray-gold patina. This piece is essentially blemish free. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Fairly priced at PCGS VF30 guide monies and consistent with CoinFact VF35 auction results. A rare semi key date that would fit nicely into many Seated dime date and mintmark set collections.
Seated 25C 1856S Seated 25C 1856-S
VF30 raw

Original $850 New January 16! Original Charcoal Gray Surfaces, Better Date, Blemish Free. The arrival of any 1856 San Francisco struck quarter to the GFRC office is an important occasion given the low survival rate for this second year issue. This example grades a full VF30 with nearly complete strike and uniform wear. Surfaces are covered with charcoal gray patina that also includes some thin ebony verdigris that is more predominate on the reverse. To my knowledge, this rare date has not been submitted for grading and does deserve an attempt given what I currently see in PCGS holders. Please give this piece some consideration as fairly priced in current raw state.
Seated 25C 1862S Seated 25C 1862-S
VF25 PCGS
28268437

Original $650 New January 16! Near Choice Original, Lovely Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurate Grading. A challenging San Francisco date with a small mintage of 67,000 pieces. This near choice example offers circulated cameo eye appeal that many collectors strive to locate. Surfaces are strictly original with light to medium gray patina. The darker shades surround the stars, reverse legend and main devices. Strike is typical. There are several toned over lines in the right obverse field that hold this one back from a choice quality rating. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. Please note that the white lines, in the lower right obverse field, are on the holder and not on the coin.
Seated 25C 1871 Seated 25C 1871
EF40 raw

Choice HOLD
$295
New January 16! Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray, Blemish Free and Nice! Better Philadelphia Date. 1871 Seated dimes are quite underrated given their meager mintage of 118,200. PCGS population is EF40 is only. Think about that for a moment…. This example offers crusty original surfaces that are perfectly original. Natural gun metal gray covers both obverse and reverse. Strike is typical for the date and Type 2 obverse design. A solid example that will easily grade at any TPG.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 50C 1858
AU58 raw

Choice $350 New January 16! Choice Original, Deep Gun Metal Steel Blue Toning, Hammered Strike, Pristine Surfaces, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. For fans of deep original toning. Strike is absolutely hammered with every device detail crisply impressed. Under bright light, this half exhibits gun metal steel blues with rose centers.
Early Commems 50C 1918 Early Commems 50C 1918
MS64 NGC
4024280015

Choice $195 New January 14! Lincoln Commemorative, Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Rims, Accurately Graded.. Typical 1918 Illinois commemorative frosty surfaces with bold cartwheel luster. Hammered strike and no blemishes to mention. Luster is the only grade limiting parameter on this lovely example. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1921 Early Commems 50C 1921
MS64 NGC
4024280019

Choice $185 New January 14! Pilgrim Commemorative, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Better 1921 Date, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Frosty cartwheel luster dominants on this attractive 1921 Pilgrim commemorative. The 1921 date is better with a small mintage of 20,053 as compared to the 152,112 strikes for the initial 1920 year issue. Strike is well executed with no blemishes to mention. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1927 Early Commems 50C 1927
MS64 NGC
4024280025

Choice $290 New January 14! Vermont Commemorative, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Tiny Mintage, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Satiny luster is the primary attraction for this lovely Vermont commemoriative. Single year issue mintage is only 28, 142 pieces. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 50C 1934
MS64 NGC
4024280027

Choice $145 New January 14! Boone Commemorative, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, First Year Issue, Tiny Mintage, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. For the initial 1934 year issue, only the Philadelphia Mint struck Boone commemoratives, and produced a modest 10,007 coins. Boone commemoratives continues to be struck through 1938. This example is typical of initial year Boone strike with satiny cartwheel luster. Housed in newer NGC holder. A scarce issue with high survival rate resulting is lower retail prices.
Early Commems 50C 1934D Early Commems 50C 1934-D
MS65 NGC
4024280028

Gem $275 New January 14! Oregon Trail Commemorative, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Oregon Trail commemoratives were issued from 1926 through 1939. 1934 Denver strikes have a tiny mintage of 7,006 pieces and are very difficult to locate in MS66 or better grade levels. This gem MS65 is an excellent value as current asking price. The Oregon Trail Commemorative coins honor and remember the roughly 22,000 brave pioneers that traveled a 2,000 mile journey to explore and settle the new lands in the western United States. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1934D Early Commems 50C 1934-D
MS66 PCGS
82292242

Gem $395 New January 14! Oregon Trail Commemorative, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Oregon Trail commemoratives were issued from 1926 through 1939. 1934 Denver strikes have a tiny mintage of 7,006 pieces and are very difficult to locate in MS66 or better grade levels. This superb gem MS66 offers crisp frosty cartwheel luster along with transparent gold patina. Eye appeal is high and should please the most selective collector. Housed in new PCGS 30th Anniversary Old Green Holder and worth of a CAC attempt.
Early Commems 50C 1935 Early Commems 50C 1935
MS64 NGC
4024280029

Choice $245 New January 14! Connecticut Commemorative, . The Connecticut half dollar was struck to commemorate the 300th anniversary (tercentenary) of the founding of the colony of Connecticut. Mintage was slightly over 25,000 pieces with an issue price of $1. This surviving example offers glowing frosty luster. Surfaces are pristine for the assigned MS64 grade. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1935 Early Commems 50C 1935
MS64 PCGS
21799305

Gem $120 New January 14! Long Island Commemorative, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Arc Toning, Accurately Graded. Single year issue with mintage 81,826 along with high survival rate. The Long Island commemorative was struck at the height of the United States silver commemorative craze. Most are available in mint state un through MS66. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. Attractively priced too...
Early Commems 50C 1935 Early Commems 50C 1935
MS65 PCGS
13674943

Gem HOLD
$385
New January 14! Connecticut Commemorative, . The Connecticut half dollar was struck to commemorate the 300th anniversary (tercentenary) of the founding of the colony of Connecticut. Mintage was slightly over 25,000 pieces with an issue price of $1. This lovely surviving example offers sharp frosty luster and definitely is an above average example. Strike is crisp throughout obverse and reverse with the obverse exhibiting residual radial lathe lines under a 10x loupe. Faint gold patina covers the gem surfaces. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Early Commems 50C 1935S Early Commems 50C 1935-S
MS65 NGC
1613403040

Gem $125 New January 14! San Deigo Commemorativ, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded. San Diego half dollars were struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1935 and the Denver Mint in 1936 to commemorate the "California-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Diego in 1935 and 1936. Most examples will be found in gem mint state with frosty luster. This example is accurately graded at the MS65 level and so typical of the issue. Mintage for 1935-S strikes is 70,132. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 50C 1936
MS64
PCGS OGH
2227691

Gem $230 New January 14! Elgin Commemorative, Frosty Textured Surfaces, Cartwheel Luster, Light Golden Patina, Accurately Graded. The Elgin commemorative was a single year issue with original mintage of 25,015 coins. The entire mintage was well distributed at issue price of $1.75. Most Elgin strikes were saved with the majority of the survivors grading between MS63 to MS67. This lovely example offers a frosty textured appearance as if the dies were sand blasted before production. There is ample luster under the light golden patina. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder with CAC Bean approval.
Early Commems 50C 1938 Early Commems 50C 1938
MS65
PCGS
11560584

Gem HOLD
$410
New January 14! New Rochelle Commemorative, Booming Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Conservative Grading. The New Rochelle commemorative was authorized in 1936, struck in 1937, and had a date of 1938. It is a beautiful design and most popular with collectors. 25,015 coins were issued at $2.00 selling price. After studying many New Rochelle examples, one can conclude that they received above average care in minting and handling as nearly all specimens are very high grade as is this wonderful MS65 example. Frosty cartwheel luster swirls around and tickles the eyes when exposed to a bright light. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted on this conservatively graded gem.
Seated 50C 1859O Seated 50C 1859-O
EF45 PCGS
W-11
Choice $225 New January 14! 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 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
LA State Issue
EF45 PCGS
82484911
W-04
Market Acceptable HOLD
$315
New January 14! Louisiana Issue, Light Gray from Potential Wipe, PCGS Net Grading as Market Acceptable. . Louisiana Administration W-4 strike and just back from PCGS grading with EF45 designation. I had previously graded it AU53 with Market Acceptable quality rating. PCGS believes this piece is technically acceptable against my strict grading. This piece is attractive with even gray surfaces that also show rose under bright light. There is a minor rim disturbance on the reverse to consider. The W-4 variety is fairly easy to diagnose by using the date position and the tiny arrow feather tip above the mintmark. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1865S Seated 50C 1865-S
VF35 PCGS
82484912
WB-1 WB-101
Original $315 New January 14! Small Wide Broken S, Original Medium Gray Surfaces, Early Die State, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A lovely original Civil War example with light to medium gray patina. Strike is decent for the 1865 San Francisco date while surfaces are free of any distracting blemishes. The only known usage of the Small Wide S mintmak punch during 1865. This example is in early die state with obverse clashing but without die cracks as listed by Bugert in his Volume I San Francisco Register. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 10C 1839
AU58 PCGS
29972051
F-105a
Original $700 New January 13! 1st Business Strike Die State - Pie Shattered Obverse, Golden Cartwheel Luster, R6 Rarity and Original, Accurately Graded . A marvelous example of the first business strike pairing of the Pie Shattered Obverse dies that carries an R6 rarity in VF or better. Prior to the first business strike die usage, two proofs were struck from this die pair. I've seen a few F-105a examples in my collecting career but unable to remember any mint state specimens. This AU58 example must be in the condition census and would be a prize for serious Liberty Seated dime die variety collectors. Surfaces are original with considerable luster and light golden toning along with gray-blue in the lower right reverse. Strike is hammered and exposes the unpolished radial die lines through Liberty's legs and lower gown. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1856O Seated 10C 1856-O
Medium O
VF30 raw
F-108b
Choice HOLD
$225
New January 13! Complete Lower Reverse Cud, Choice Original Gray Surfaces, R6 Rarity, Accurately Graded. An unholdered example. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 10C 1856O Seated 10C 1856-O
Large O
VF30 raw
F-104a
Original HOLD
$225
New January 13! Repunched 56 Digits Up, Shattered Obverse, R6 Rarity, Accurately Graded. An unholdered example. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 10C 1886S Seated 10C 1886-S
EF40 PCGS
28710974
F-102
Choice $500 New January 13! Rare Second Die Pairing, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, R6 Rarity. Don't I love the eye appeal on this 1886 San Francisco F-102 die pairing strike. Surfaces are toned a light gray with no traces of any blemishes. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch of weakness at Liberty's head. The F-102 is a full fledge R6 die variety in VF or better as probably one in ten 1886-S examples seen will be the F-102 die pairing. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A marvelous offering for Liberty Seated die variety fans.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
AU55 raw
F-107
Original HOLD
$750
New January 13! Shattered Reverse, Top 100 Variety, Strictly Original Example with Natural Luster, Accurately Graded. A condition census example of the extremely popular 1887-S shattered reverse variety that is required for every Top 100 Varieties set. Surfaces are perfectly original with ample remaining luster. An unholdered example that will easily grade at a TPG. Hurry on this one.
Seated 50C 1846O Seated 50C 1846-O
Medium Date
AU58 PCGS
33273462
WB-12
Original $1500 New January 12! Medium Date, Repunched 6, Original Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Scarce Grade That Deserves Attention. . 1846 New Orleans strikes, whether the Medium or Tall Date varieties, become quite scarce in AU and rare in Mint State grades. The Medium Date variety is the more available of the two but still deserves respect. A quick check of PCGS population report indicates only (11) example certified at AU58 grade level and a combined total of (13) in MS62 through MS64 with none higher. This lovely example offers semi transparent gray patina that melts when exposed to a light source. The result is reflective luster with light silver rose/gray appearance. Strike is nearly complete with a few stars lacking fully connect centrils and some weakness on the lower eagle left leg and arrow feathers. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced Liberty Seated half dollar date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 50C 1866-S
No Motto
EF40 PCGS
28687567
WB-1
Choice $2250 New January 12! No Motto Design Type, Late Die State, Strictly Original Surfaces, Uniform Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. Only a single die pair is known for 1866 San Francisco strikes with No Motto reverse. This design type is popular and always in demand. Surfaces on this example are strictly original with residual verdigris surrounding the reverse devices. Darker gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Strike is nearly complete with only stars 12 and 13 lacking connected centrils. This is a strong offering as the graded is just a tad conservative as I've seen similar examples, as far as wear, in EF45 holders. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder and ready to be included in an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1870S Seated 50C 1870-S
EF40
PCGS
27882889
WB-3
Choice $495 New January 12! Scarce Date, Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Late Die State Obverse Die, Accurately Graded. A scarce date that remains under appreciated. Many of the surviving examples where struck with Obverse 1 that has a severe eroded date punch as is the case for this WB-3 example. Surfaces are strictly original and choice with uniform gun metal gray patina that is a tad darker on the reverse. Strike is excellent regardless of the eroded obverse die. Blemishes are too a minimum with nothing distracting. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval is fully warranted as the grading is fair and accurate. Asking price is firm on this lovely specimen.
Buffalo 5C 1937 Buffalo 5C 1937
PR67
PCGS
80633113

Gem $1650 New January 11! Superb Gem Proof, Glassy Mirrored Surfaces, Stunning Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. Glassy-mirrored fields and sharply struck devices are dominant on this brilliant-finish proof Buffalo nickel. A fully detailed superb gem strike that is so impressive to view. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval validates the above average surfaces and staggering eye appeal. A top quality offering from the Winesteven Collection.
Mercury 10C 1937 Mercury 10C 1937
PR67
PCGS
27966426

Gem $850 New January 11! Superb Gem Proof, Blast White Mirrored Surfaces, Stunning Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. A blast white premium gem proof Mercury dime with no imperfections whatsoever. After working with Seated dime proofs for years and their mirrored and cameo surfaces, Mercury dimes offer an alternate appearance. Satiny luster dominates on this 1937 specimen rather that reflective mirrors. With a 10c loupe, I see a significant amount of metal flow lines to the rims and tiny die surface anomalies that one would not associated with a freshly polished proof die. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted for the incredibly original surfaces and superior preservations state. A top quality offering from the Winesteven Collection.
Mercury 10C 1940 Mercury 10C 1940
PR67
PCGS
29315576

Gem $350 New January 11! Superb Gem Proof, Vibrant Mirrored Surfaces, Faint Deep Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection.. Another premium gem proof Mercury dime offering. Blast white satiny mirrors are so dominant when view in hand or under a bright light. Strike is absolutely hammered with every subtle detail on every major and minor device being deeply impressed. Faint rose=gray patina forms a small rim arc from 9:00 - 12:00 and on the lower reverse. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is obviously warranted due to a superb preservation state. A top quality offering from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 10C 1832 Seated 10C 1832
EF45
PCGS
33355154
JR-4
Choice HOLD
$325
New January 11! Choice Original, Bold Strike, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality, choice surfaces and accurately grading.
Seated 10C 1849O Seated 10C 1849-O
Small O
EF45 PCGS
11778906
F-102
Choice $495 New January 11! Small O, Near Gem Steely Gray with Light Gold Rims, Residual Luster, Conservative Grading. When buying new GFRC inventory, I typically place a collector hat on and search out those coins with superior eye appeal while being accurately graded. Having a keen sense of individual Liberty Seated dime strike characteristics is also quite helpful. When I first laid eyes on this 1849-O dime, the purchase decision process was short and predicated on a reasonable price for the quality. Why do I like this piece so much? 1849 New Orleans dimes are poorly struck as a rule coupled with many pieces being produced from lapped dies. These dimes circulated heavily and most are seen with one problem of the other. This F-102 example is one of the better seen in a number of years. The assigned PCGS EF45 grade is conservative and more related to obverse strike weakness than wear. Surfaces are essentially pristine with lovely original gold ring surrounding the stars. Residual luster is quite evident under a light source. Trust me that 1849-O dimes don't often come this nice. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The asking price is high but so is the quality on this example.
Seated 10C 1855 Seated 10C 1855
With Arrows
MS63 PCGS
18444321

Gem HOLD
$825
New January 11! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Peripheral Blue-Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. A superior 1855 With Arrows dime that should pleased the most selective advanced collector. Surfaces are so choice with brilliant frosty luster throughout obverse and reverse. Overall eye appeal is well above average for this date. Let's remember that 1855 With Arrows dimes are far from common in mint state graded as compared to earlier 1853 and 1854 counterparts. In the PCGS population reports, the TPG lists the 1855 date as having (18) graded MS 63 while the 1853 date is (129) and 1854 has (42) certified. Once again, 1855 With Arrow dimes in MS63 or better are scarce. This new GFRC example also happens to offer outstanding eye appeal. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. Definitely a CAC candidate.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Small Date
MS63 PCGS OGH
2601385
F-111
Gem $725 New January 11! Double Die Obverse, Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading. . Let’s start the description for this gem 1856 Small Date dime with a strong JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? Most collectors don't understand that the 1856 date, though common, is notorious for weak and uneven strikes. Fully struck mint state examples that are not blast white or creamy white are rare! Enter into the equation this gem example that is housed in early PCGS old green holder. The strike is absolutely hammered throughout obverse and reverse without any signs of weakness. Every star, every vein in each wreath leaf and Liberty's head are deeply impressed and crisp. It is such a joy to inspect this piece with a 10x loupe. Surfaces are strictly original with golden-rose patina. The fields do have a few scattered ticks but far from distracting. This is also the F-111 double die obverse variety with bold diagnostics throughout the shield, scroll and lower gown lines. The asking price is firm at $725 and if no takers, this one will go into my personal collection to be enjoyed for a number of years........
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 10C 1886
MS63
PCGS OGH
2320935
F-116
Choice $395 New January 11! Near Gem, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Peripheral Gold and Blue Toning, Conservative Grading. A superior 1886 Philadelphia strike with frosty cartwheel luster and attractive peripheral toning. Old album gold and blue surrounds the obverse legend and date while the reverse has more extended toning across the lower wreath. GFRC images are excellent with color replication but leave a look to be desired in terms of capturing luster. This gorgeous 1886 dime offers bold luster and will tickle the eyes. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1865 Seated 5C 1865
VF35 PCGS
5701838

Choice $1200 New January 11! Key Civil War Philadelphia Date, Choice Original Patina, Accurately Graded, Ex. Childs Collection. . An important Civil War offering with a tiny mintage of 13,000. This 1865 Philadelphia strike exhibits choice original surfaces throughout obverse and reverse along with the important Childs Collection pedigree. Old album rose and blues cover the obverse fields and provide a mild circulated cameo appearance while the reverse is gun metal gray in hand shifting to full gold under a light source. There are no blemishes whatsoever while strike is weak at the upper left reverse. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Off the market for years and ready to move into an advanced Liberty Seated half dime collection.
Seated $1 1843 Seated $1 1843
AU58 PCGS
20190456

Original $1450 New January 10! Original Gun Metal Gray with Golden Hues. Flashy Luster, Accurately Graded, Peak Collection. This lovely 1843 Philadelphia strike has dual personalities. When viewed straight on (GFRC photography as an example), the surfaces appear even medium gray with mottled rose at the lower right gown and base. Adding a light source brings about gold, rose and light blue coloring bands throughout the obverse while the reverse is a solid mixture of transparent rose and gold. Strike is typical while the fields are lightly mirrored. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Peak Collection at a difficult grade level.
Seated $1 1847 Seated $1 1847
AU58 PCGS
25562680

Choice HOLD
$1750
New January 10! Choice Original, Peripheral Gold and Blue Toning. Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Peak Collection. Handling Liberty Seated dollars can be challenging at GFRC. Mintages are much lower than other Seated denominations and the low survival rates lead to many problematic examples being slabbed. When it comes to quality assessments, I must be careful to ensure that the quality ratings are fair and accurate. I like this 1847 specimen for several reasons. There is natural cartwheel luster that immediately screams originality. The eye appeal is high due to active luster coupled with attractive gold and blue rim toning. The surfaces are essentially blemish free while the rims lack marks or bruises. This lovely example was carefully handled and stored. The assigned AU58 grade is accurately while the overall piece is choice. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Peak Collection.
Seated $1 1849 Seated $1 1849
AU58 PCGS
05942201

Original HOLD
$1925
New January 10! Original Frosty Luster, Light Gold Rims, Significant Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Peak Collection. 1849 Philadelphia strikes have a small mintage of 62,600 with many being melted for the silver bullion content in the early 1850s. Recent analysis perform by Liberty Seated dollar expert, Stephen Petty, and shared at 2017 Winter FUN show indicates a 1% TPG gradeable survival rate for this date when considerall all piece certified by PCGS and NGC. This lovely 1849 specimen has been graded AU58 due to light rub on the lower leg and left breast along with some minor chatter in the fields. Overall appearance is that of steely luster with light gold at the rims. Blemishes are too a minimum and eye appeal is high. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A quality better date offering from the Peak Collection.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 10C 1837
Small Date
EF45 PCGS
28215135
F-103
Original $575 New January 10! Small Date, Original, Light Gray Surfaces, Conservative Grading.. An original first year strike with bold device details coupled with light gray patina. Fields exhibit a few random blemishes with none being distracting When first viewing this 1837 F-103 Small Date dime, I immediately saw an AU specimen with sharp rims. The assigned EF45 grade appears to be net grading decision by PCGS due to the field chatter as the major devices have minimal wear. Overall a nice example at an attractive offer price. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 10C 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670

Gem $750 New January 10! Ex. Birmingham Collection, Gem Original, Satiny Aquamarine Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A gem 1887 Philadelphia Seated dime that offers satiny cartwheel luster as the primary attractive. Obverse is covered with a layer of transparent aquamarine patina that adds faint golden hues when view under bright light. The reverse is similar with the golden coloring being more dominant at the rims. Strike is 100% complete with bold obverse devices including a full head. Reverse strike is also fully impressed including the pesky upper left wheat grains that are a chronic issue for With Legend dimes. Let's discuss the recent provenance; first consigned by the Birmingham Collection during late 2014 and acquired by the Woodlands Collection. Now it is back on the market and should receive strong consideration. It will take considerable searching to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A top quality offeing from the Woodlands Collection.
Draped Bust 25C 1806 Draped Bust 25C 1806
VG10 raw
B-5
Choice $650 New January 9! Choice Original, Ideal For Grade, Better Variety, Highwoods Collection. An attractive early Draped Bust quarter with perfectly original surfaces. Toning is even medium gray with rose hues on the obverse. Fairly graded with honest wear. There is a small obverse blemish between LIBERT(Y) and star 8 otherwise the surfaces are mark free. The Browning 5 die pairing is scarce in all grades and commands an R4+ rarity rating. This lovely piece will easily grade at the TPGs and could also be a candidate for CAC approval if accurately graded. A strong type coin and variety offering from the Highwoods Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1853 Gold G$2.5 1853
Liberty
MS62 NGC
4208728004

Choice $525 New January 9! Choice Original, Lovely Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Highwoods Collection. A charming earlier date quarter eagle with satiny luster and few blemishes. Strike is crisply executed throughout obverse and reverse except for the pesky lower left eagle leg that is so problematic on heraldic eagles reverses. Coloring is a nice light original gold with plenty of luster. A choice quality rating has been assigned given the MS62 grade level. Housed in new large font NGC holder and a strong offering from the Highwoods Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1878 Gold G$2.5 1878
Liberty
AU55 PCGS
32273395

Original $345 New January 9! Original Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Highwoods Collection. Mintage of 286,240 so definitely not a common Philadelphia date. Surfaces are original with residual mint frost below Liberty's bust. There are surprising few blemishes on the $2.5 quarter eagle gold piece. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Highwoods Collection.
Gold G$5 1878S Gold G$5 1878-S
Liberty
AU58 NGC
4208798005

Original $575 New January 9! Original, Flashy Gold Luster, Better Date, Accurately Graded, Highwoods Collection. A slightly better date with mintage of 144,700 and low surviving PCGS populations. Dave Akers indicates that the 1878-S date is scarce at the AU grade level. This example is accurately graded with frosty luster. Faint rose hues are seen on the obverse during in hand inspection and definitely accentuated on the GFRC images. A tiny reverse mark is seen at (D)OL and above which appears to be a strike through error. A noteworthy offering from the Highwoods Collection that is housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
MS65
PCGS
25679806
F-107
Gem $2750 New January 9! Premium Gem, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Brilliant frosty luster and antique gray surfaces are the highlights of this premium gem 1838 dime. Cartwheel luster radiates from the obverse and glows on the reverse. Strike is 100% complete and hammered to the delight of every collector that views this piece. This is one of the finer F-107 examples with boldy repunching on Star 5 along with Stars 11 and 12. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is completely warranted at the MS65 grade level. An eye appealing offering from the Woodlands Collection that would please the most selective advanced collector.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 10C 1838-O
Repunched Mintmark
AU55 PCGS
21922297
F-101
Choice $2300 New January 9! Repunched Date, Near Gem Original, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. A near gem example of the only No Stars dime design type to be struck at the New Orleans mint. A important offering with semi transparent gray fields and ample remaining luster under bright light. Residual mint frost surrounds the main devices and the rim denticles. Several well toned over field ticks in the right field hold this one back from potential gem quality rating. The overall balance between strike, light gray toning and luster is outstanding. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 10C 1872
MS65
PCGS
81252594
F-102
Gem $2550 New January 9! Premium Gem, Condition Census, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A wonderful gem Philadelphia strike that approaches the upper bounds of mint state grade availability. Considering CAC approval, this could be a condition census example with PCGS population. The PCGS population report indicates a total of (9) graded in MS65, none at the MS66 and (1) at MS67. How's that for being near the top of the pile for surviving examples? This 1872 dime is simply superb with frosty rose patina across the obverse and lighter gold on the reverse. Strike is absolutely hammered including fully defined grains in the upper left wreath. There are no blemishes to discuss as luster is the driving force at MS65 grade level and above. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A premium offering from the Woodlands Collection that should be immediately scooped up for a serious mint state collection. I've even pondered if this one should be added to my own collection as so darn nice and CAC approved.
Seated 10C 1878 Seated 10C 1878
Type II Reverse
MS66
PCGS
50073913

Gem $2450 New January 9! Ex Gene Gardner, Premium Gem, Condition Census, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A colorfully toned, premium gem that was formerly part of the Eugene Gardner Collection and now reentering the market. The obverse exhibits violet and blue-green patina, while the reverse is moderately lighter in color with electric blue, mint-green, purple, and orange hues. Frosty luster radiates from the surfaces while the primary devices are fully struck. This gem is extremely attractive in-hand or under a light source. PCGS population report indicates (3) in MS66 with (3) at the MS67 grade level and only (1) at MS68. Definitely a condition censensus opportunity for the advanced collector. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is completely warranted.
Seated 5C 1839O Seated 5C 1839-O
MS64
PCGS
25608031
V-5
Gem $2695 New January 8! V-5, Shattered Obverse, Gem Original Example, Frosty Luster, Accurately Grade. . A superior high grade example of the V-5 die pairing. Both obverse and reverse dies were well eroded and cracked when striking this mint state example. Originanl surfaces are offer frosty creamy luster. Strike is hammered with all stars being deeply impressed, full hair curls and well defined veins in the reverse wreath leaves. A Gem quality rating has been assigned given the right combination of originality, a superb strike and overall eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An offering for advanced and selective collectors alike.
Seated 5C 1846 Seated 5C 1846
VF30 PCGS OGH
4798546

Gem HOLD
$3500
New January 8! Key Date, Gem Original Condition, Attractive Surfaces and Toning, A Special Opportunity for Seated Half Dime Collectors. Key date with mintage of 27,000. Old paper album bullseye toning that is more pronounced on the reverse. Gem original surfaces and preservation at the VF30 grade level. Housed in PCGS older green holder without CAC attempt.
Peace $1 1926 Peace $1 1926
MS63 PCGS
81605847

Choice HOLD
$225
New January 7! Near Gem Original, Lovely Gold-Violet Toning, Accurately Graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
With Drapery
AU55 PCGS
25586044

Original HOLD
$2300
New January 4! With Drapery, Rare Grade, Frosty Original Surfaces. Accurately Graded. Rare grade for the 1840 No Drapery date. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Early Copper 1C 1860 Early Copper 1C 1860
Indian
MS64
PCGS
19826953

Gem $595 New January 3! Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . A marvelous gem that would please the selective collector. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. CAC approval is fully warranted. Eagle Eye approval is also fitting with the original Eagle Eye certificate supplied with coin. How can you go wrong with the gem offering Indian cent offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1843O Gold G$2.5 1843-O
Liberty
AU50 PCGS
20254221
Large Date
Original $1750 New January 3! Large Date, Rare New Orleans Issue, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. 1843-O Large Date quarter eagle strikes are the second rarest New Orleans quarter in terms of its overall rarity and in the top three for the series when considering higher graded. This is a no question special offering at the AU50 grade level. Most examples come weakly struck and this piece is typical in terms of strike. Surfaces are known to be abraided but this example is essentially blemish free and attractive. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A top quality offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves special attention.
Gold G$2.5 1854O Gold G$2.5 1854-O
Liberty
MS61 NGC
626260017

Original $2050 New January 3! Challenging Date and Grade, Soft Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Small mintage of 153,000 and more difficult to locate than is generally understood. This date quarter eagle is very scarce in mint sate with low PCGS populations. The offered example is strictly original with soft satiny luster and unabraided surfaces. An overall pleasing coin that is also well struck. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another quality Liberty gold offering from the Osprey Collection
Gold G$2.5 1856S Gold G$2.5 1856-S
Liberty
AU58 NGC
3902099005

Choice $1700 New January 3! Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A moderate scarce San Francisco date with mintage of 72,120. Well struck throughout obvere and reverse with essentially unabraided surfaces. Accurately graded with just a bit of rub that does not impact the soft satiny luster. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Top quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1861 Gold G$2.5 1861
Liberty
MS64 PCGS
25222746
New Reverse
Choice $2250 New January 3! Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. More top quality US gold offerings from the Osprey Collection
Gold G$2.5 1880 Gold G$2.5 1880
Liberty
AU55 NGC
1660634004

Original $900 New January 3! Tiny Mintage, Original Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Very low mintage of 2,960 resulting in scarcity at all grade levels. The offered example offers satiny luster. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another quality Liberty gold offering from the Osprey Collection
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
No Arrows Open 3
MS62 PCGS OGH
2578603
F-101
Choice HOLD
$1350
New January 2! Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Web-Book Plate Coin. Few collectors outsides of the Liberty Seated dime series appreciate the underrated nature of this date and variety. 1853 No Arrow Open 3 dimes in mint state are infrequently seen and let alone choice. PCGS population report indicates (8) in MS62 followed by (6) in MS63, (3) in MS64 and a single piece at the MS65 level. Auction appearances are quite infrequent given the low mint state survival rates. The offered example is from my personal collection, since being purchased back in 2004 and also the F-101 web-book plate coin. Frosty surfaces are entirely choice and original at the assigned MS62 grade level. Most importantly, is the full obverse strike with complete head. Housed in PCGS old green holder.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 25C 1835
EF40 ANACS OWH
545558
B-5
Original $415 New December 30! Original Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A lovely later date Capped Bust quarter that is housed in ANACS old white holder. Obverse is covered with attractive copper gold patina while the reverse is a bit more mottled. Accurately graded with bold reverse strike. An attractive offering from the Osprey Collection for your consideration.
Capped Bust 50C 1823 Capped Bust 50C 1823
EF40 PCGS
82255733
O-108a
Choice $335 New December 30! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A better Overton variety and die state with strenghten 3 digit in the date and a bold horizontal die crack from Star 6 through cap and exiting opposite rim. Strictly original surfaces are covered with gun metal gray patina. Residual mint frost is seen in the lower reverse devices and surrounding some of the letters in the legend. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Capped Bust half from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1824 Capped Bust 50C 1824
EF45
NGC
3338017007
O-113
Choice $450 New December 30! Choice Original, Perfect Gray-Brown Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. "Eagle drops the snake" variety given a large die defect above the upper left wing. A choice O-113 example with gray-brown patina and traces of residual luster. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and a pleasure to examine under 10x loupe. Housed in newer NGC holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted given the assigned grade and strict originality. A quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 50C 1836
AU50
PCGS
24070467

Choice $475 New December 30! Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An important piece of America history given that Texas had declared itself an independeant republic in March of that year followed by the Alamo battle on March 6. This antique piece is a perfectly original Capped Bust half dollar with CAC approval. Accurately graded with light honest wear and no distractions. Obverse is well struck while the reverse has weakness at the scroll. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The PCGS blue label reads, "Lettered Edge". A quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1851 Gold G$20 1851
Liberty
AU53 PCGS
82415323

Original $3000 New December 30! Early Date, Original Orange Gold, Accurately Grading, Osprey Collection. An affordable and attractive 1851 Philadelphia $20 double eagle strike that was recently repatriated from Europe. Though this date has a mintate of slightly over 2,000,000, it is far from common and always in demand when accurately graded and fairly priced. This example exhibits satiny luster with a delicate semi-granular finish that is typical for the issue. Strike is also typical with decent definition of central hair curls and rounded stars. There are a few blemishes on the reverse with the most noticeable being below the eagle tail feathers. Accurately graded at the AU53 grade level and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves consideration.
Gold G$20 1854 Gold G$20 1854
Liberty
AU53 PCGS
82415325
Large Date
Original $13250 New December 30! Large Date Punch, Very Scarce Grade, Original Satiny Luster and Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. United States gold specialists indicate that the 1854 Large Date double eagle probably accounts for less than 10% of the original mintage of 757,899 piece. The Large Date punch is the same used on silver dollars and certain New Orleans eagles of that year. Uniform strike is seen throughout obverse and reverse; in particular the lower reverse shield and surrounding devices. Surfaces marks are consistent with the grade and expectations for this date. Residual luster has a satiny grainy texture. All Large Date examples will show a distinct die dot on Liberty's throat above the 8 digit. This diagnostic point is quite obvious on the offered example. Freshly sourced from Europe and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Another important United States early gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1861 Gold G$20 1861
Liberty
AU58 PCGS
82415326

Original $3550 New December 30! Civil War Date, Original Surfaces, Satiny Luster, Osprey Collection. A popular first year Civil War date that was recently repatriated from Europe and is freshly graded. Surfaces are surprisingly mark free with that original satiny mint bloom appearance. Strike is reasonable with all obverse stars having connect centrils while the center hair curls are typically defined. Housed in 2015 PCGS holder. A great Osprey Collection offering for fans of strictly original Civil War gold.
Gold G$20 1869S Gold G$20 1869-S
Liberty
AU58 PCGS
82415327

Original $3750 New December 30! Much Better Date at AU58 Grade Level, Original Surfaces, Glowing Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . 1869 San Francisco strikes are available in EF and lower AU grades. In AU58 and lower mint state grades the certified population quickly dimishes with the date being a true rarity in MS63 or higher. This lovely example was recently repatriated from Europe and is freshly graded in 2015 style PCGS holder. Surfaces are strictly original with glowing satiny luster under a light source. Strike is deeply impressed with of the stars surrounding In GOD WE TRUST exhibiting centrils. Surface marks are mostly scattered with none distracting. Accurately graded and definitely above average eye appeal for the grade. A top quality offering from the Osprey Collection that is fairly priced.
Gold G$20 1889CC Gold G$20 1889-CC
Liberty
AU53 PCGS
82415329

Choice $6300 New December 30! Difficult Carson City Date, Original, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection.. Always in demand as a Carson City type coin, the 1889 date sport a modest mintage of 30,945. Its rarity is consistent with the 1876-CC and 1890-CC dates according to information available at CoinFacts. This new offering from the Osprey Collection was recently sourced from Europe and freshly graded. Please pay careful attention to the strike and residual luster. Strike is hammered with deeply impressed hair curls and nearly all stars having connected centrils. The reverse is fully struck with nearly all stars surrounding IN GOD WE TRUST having connected centrils also. Fields are surprisingly mark free and reflective for the AU53 assigned grade. Frankly, I believe this piece is undergraded at the AU53 level. Housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. A special quality offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves consideration.
Gold G$20 1897 Gold G$20 1897
Liberty
MS63 PCGS
81601961

Original $1750 New December 30! Crusty Original, Accurately Graded, European Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. 1897 Philadelphia strikes have a high survival rate consistent with mintage of 1,383,175. Most are graded at or below MS62 with the MS63 grade being the pricing inflection point. This attractive example is accurately graded with considerable luster and eye appeal. The few marks are consistent with the grade. Housed in new PCGS 30th Anniversary Old Green Holder. A quality offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves consideration.
Morgan $1 1884O Morgan $1 1884-O
MS65+ NGC
3551079001

Choice $225 New December 30! Gem Original, Golden Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Satiny cartwheel luster along with attractive toning dominates the eyes when viewing this lovely 1884 New Orleans Morgan dollar. Obverse is toned a light rose-gold with a hint of blue at Liberty's forehead. The reverse offers deeper coloring with orange-rose being predominate. NGC grading is accurate with clean cheek and only a few obverse blemishes in upper left field holding back a higher designation. Housed in newer NGC holder. A pretty toner Morgan from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
VF35
PCGS
33867997
F-104
Choice $450 New December 30! Repunched Mintmark, Early Die State, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Osprey Collection. One does not often see early die state examples of the 1839-O F-104 variety with boldly repunched mintmark but with a trace of the horizontal bisecting die crack. This piece, from the Osprey Collection, is an early die state example with choice original surfaces. Light gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Grading is accurate while the surfaces are fully blemish free. Housed in 2015 style holder with CAC approval. PCGS label reads "No Drapery RPM FS-501, F-104, (FS-003.28)". A special offering for the Liberty Seated dime variety specalist.
Seated 25C 1877 Seated 25C 1877
MS61 PCGS
82255735

Original $450 New December 30! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster is the primary attraction for this lovely 1877 Philadelphia struck quarter. A no question original example with a hint of gold toning at the obverse rim. Fields have a small amount of chatter that explains the assigned MS61 graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An attractive example at a reasonable price from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 50C 1870 Seated 50C 1870
AU58 NGC
2576084002

Choice $725 New December 30! 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.
World 40 F 1806A World 40 F 1806-A
France
AU53 PCGS
81786037
KM-671.1
Original $1200 New December 30! Napolean Emperor, French Republic, 40 Francs, Paris Mint, Original Surfaces, Satiny Luster, Osprey Collection. Mintage of 196,000 and quite scarce in mint state though the Paris Mint struck 40 Francs are the most avaible for the design type. Bold edge lettering. There are no distracting marks with just honest wear. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important piece of early 19th century European history from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Med Date
AU53 PCGS
28259423
WB-105
Original $365 New December 29! Repunched Date, Original Frosty Luster, Light Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Sm Date, Rev 1842
AU53 PCGS
32913267

Original $450 New December 29! Original, Essentially Untoned, Frosty Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1844O Seated 50C 1844-O
EF40 PCGS
16012001

Original $285 New December 29! Near Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Med Date
AU53 PCGS
33228815

Choice $435 New December 29! Choice Original, Lovely Light Gray Patina, Golden Highlights, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1856S Seated 50C 1856-S
VF35 PCGS
25181082
WB-5
Choice $875 New December 29! Tough Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. Full descriptions shortly.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 50C 1858
AU58 PCGS
80892102

Choice $495 New December 29! Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Mint State with Few Hairlines, Fully Struck, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
AU55 PCGS
30808011

Choice $345 New December 29! Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Arc Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 50C 1859
AU55 PCGS
33233206

Original $425 New December 29! Original Light Gray, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1859S Seated 50C 1859-S
EF45 PCGS
31709833

Original $425 New December 29! Original Light Gray, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1860 Seated 50C 1860
EF45 PCGS
33274534

Original $200 New December 29! Original Light Gray, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 50C 1860-O
EF45
PCGS
33420237

Choice $250 New December 29! Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1861 Seated 50C 1861
EF40 PCGS
32293402

Original $185 New December 29! Original Gun Metal Gray, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
LA State Issue
AU55 PCGS
33871847
W-03
Original $785 New December 29! Louisiana Administration, Frosty White, Accurately Graded, Pleez B Seated Collection . Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1863S Seated 50C 1863-S
AU53 PCGS
30577532
WB-3
Original $450 New December 29! Small Partially Broken 3, Original Creamy Gold Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1864 Seated 50C 1864
EF40 PCGS
32109926

Original $395 New December 29! Better Philadelpha Date, Original Light Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 50C 1866-S
No Motto
EF40 PCGS
13681272
WB-1
Choice $2275 New December 29! No Motto, Late Die State, Lovely Choice Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1869 Seated 50C 1869
EF40 PCGS
16882273

Original $250 New December 29! Original Medium Gray, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1872CC Seated 50C 1872-CC
EF40 PCGS
21317136
WB-5
Market Acceptable $1650 New December 29! Challenging Carson City Date/Grade, Old Dip, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1874 Seated 50C 1874
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
18188432

Choice $425 New December 29! Choice Original, Perfect Type Coin, Olive Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 50C 1875-S
MS63 PCGS
22065525

Choice $850 New December 29! Creamy Frosty White, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1876 Seated 50C 1876
EF45 PCGS
33233050

Original $165 New December 29! Original Mottled Light Gray. Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1880 Seated 50C 1880
MS62 PCGS
33069258

Market Acceptable $950 New December 29! Challenging Date, Mirrored Surfaces, Dipped White, Residual Hairlines, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A flashy piece with some minor technical issues.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 50C 1810
EF45 PCGS
29562776

Choice $500 New December 24! Choice Original, Lovely Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1869 Seated 50C 1869
EF45
PCGS
81494042

Choice $325 New December 24! Choice Original, Uniform Charcoal Gray, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading. Limited mintage of 795,300. Surfaces are choice with a uniform layer of charcoal grade patina. Strike is nicely executed with rounded stars, full eagle feathers and claws. Scroll lines on the shield are sharply raised and more consistent with AU graded piece. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted due to strict originality and conservative grading. Definitely an above average example worth of a premium against "the guides".
Trade $1 1873S Trade $1 1873-S
AU58
PCGS
60128922

Gem $1875 New December 23! Gem Original, Sparkling Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. Clearly this is the finest Trade dollar handled to date at GFRC. First year of the Trade dollar issue with 703,000 struck at the San Francisco mint. The offered example, from the Wisconsin Collection, is a wonderful gem worthy of the most selective collector. Brilliant cartwheel luster is stunning and immediately captures the viewer's attention. Toning is faint gold on the obverse and light gray-gold on the reverse. Strike is complete with nice rounded stars and deeply impressed eagle feathers. The AU58 assigned grade is accurate as there is faint rub on the Liberty's upper shoulder and the upper eagle wing tips. However, the eye appeal is consistent with many MS62 graded examples given there are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted. A wonderful gem from the Wisconsin Collection that deserves special attention. In hand viewing at a coin show is advised.
Capped Bust 25C 1838 Capped Bust 25C 1838
AU55 PCGS
81110166

Choice $1100 New December 22! Choice Original, Satiny Rose-Aquamarine Toning, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Satiny luster and a hammered reverse strike are the highlights of this gorgeous 1838 Capped Bust quarter dollar. Surfaces are fully choice with no blemishes. Obverse offers a rose center that is surrounded by aquamarine while the reverse is similar but with the rose being more predominant. Adding a bright light releases the steely luster with the obverse becoming mostly uniform rose. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A super offering from the Upstate New York Collection
Capped Bust 50C 1813 Capped Bust 50C 1813
VF30 PCGS
81926244
O-103
Choice $280 New December 22! Choice Original, Attractive Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Upstate New Year Collection . Another lovely Capped Bust half dollar that is so typical of Upstate New York quality and eye appeal. Surfaces are choice with residual mint frost surrounding the obverse stars. Gray-olive toning is predominant with bold golden hues on the reverse. This lovely 1813 O-103 example is entirely blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Ideal for a mid circulated grade capped bust half dollar set.
Capped Bust 50C 1819 Capped Bust 50C 1819
VF20 PCGS
81926246
O-101
Original $165 New December 22! 1819/8, Original Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. The 1819/8 overdate which is fairly common as a die pair variety. Surfaces are original with uniform gun metal gray patina. An accurately graded example housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The 1819/8 overdate not listed on PCGS label. A solid offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1825 Capped Bust 50C 1825
EF45 PCGS
13022702
O-103
Original $250 New December 22! Better Overton O-103 Variety, Original Gray with Golden Hues, Upstate New York Collection. Crusty olive gray surfaces are definitely original. The 1825 O-103 die pairing is quite scarce and listed as an R4- rarity. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. Another strict original offering from the Upstate New York collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 50C 1832
AU53 NGC
2671236001

Choice $400 New December 22! Choice Original, Satiny Rose-Gold Patina with Sky Blue Rims, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Hell Yes and JUST BUY IT NOW are the best approach to describe this lovely 1832 O-103 Capped Bust half. Satiny luster accentuates the deep rose-gold patina and blue rims. The reverse is especially attractive with vibrant coloring and a large sky blue ring surrounding the legend. Struck from late die states and presently blemish free. Grading is accurate and fair for the overall quality. Housed in new large font NGC holder. A choice offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
A&R
MS61 NGC
2016596002

Gem HOLD
$1200
New December 22! Gem Original, Rainbow Bullseye Toning, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New Year Collection. An eye appealing offering with Wayte Raymond old album bullseye toning throughout obverse and reverse. Adding to the overall eye appeal, is a hammered strike with rounded stars, complete hair curls and deeped impressed eagle feathers and claws. Surfaces are essentially blemish free also. Practically speaking this is an AU58 Arrows and Rays quarter with incredible eye appeal that has been graded MS61. I'm comfortable with either designation as this coin speaks for itself. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A superb offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
30631939

Choice HOLD
$300
New December 22! Rainbow Bullseye Toning, Choice Reflective Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Iridescent rainbow toning provides substantial eye appeal for this 1873 Philadelphia strike resulting in a JUST BUY IT NOW designation. Yes, the assigned PCGS grade is EF45 but this grade seems out of touch with the coin in the holder due to eye appeal. Obverse toning consists of a deep rose center that is surrounded by sky blue and gold rings at the stars. The reverse is toned with mostly rose that surround a small aquamarine center. Strike is deeply impressed across obverse and reverse adding to the overall attractiveness. There are no blemishes worth mentioning. This piece may have some technical wear but the eye appeal is well above the EF45 grade level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another eye appealing offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
MS64
PCGS
20806364

Gem $850 New December 22! Gem Original, Frosty Obverse Cartwheel Luster, Mirrored Reverse Surfaces, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Upstate New Year Collection . A no question gem quarter that is perfectly original and tickles the eyes. CAC agreed and assigned green bean approval at the MS64 grade level. The GFRC images are rather poor in capturing the incredible cartwheel luster and bright light appearance. When adding a light source, the transparent obverse mottled gray patina shifts to faint sky blue center which is in turn surrounded by a golden ring. Interestingly, the reverse offers watery mirrored fields and even rose patina. Both obverse and reverse strikes are hammered while a few obverse micro ticks are seen and consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC Approval. Another top quality offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 50C 1803 Seated 50C 1803
Large 3
VF25
PCGS
28418714
O-103
Choice $1000 New December 22! Large 3, Choice Original, Medium Gun Metal Gray with Golden Hues, Blemished Free Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Upstate New Collection. Definitely a better Draped bust half dollar date with uniform gun metal gray patina. Surfaces are choice for the assigned VF25 grade with no blemishes to note. Bright light viewing softens the gun metal gray and exposes mostly golden hues. Housed in 2013 generation holder with edge view insert. CAC Approval is warranted due to originality and accurate grading. Another quality offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 50C 1844 Seated 50C 1844
AU50 PCGS
30613536

Original $350 New December 22! Repunched Date, Original Light Gray with Sky Blue Hues, Reverse Toning Arc, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Repunched Date. An attractive 1844 Philadelphia strike with the typical look seen with Upstate New York consignments. Obverse offers a base layer of light gray patina which is then overlaid by a thin layer of pastel blue. A long rainbow arc is the highlight of the reverse. Surfaces are original and the grading is accurately. Strike is also complete and there are no blemishes worth mentioning. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1870 Seated 50C 1870
VF25 PCGS
33172544

Original $120 New December 22! Classic Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. This lovely 1870 Philadelphia half has the typical appearance of coins from the Upstate New York Collection. Surfaces are original and covered with old album coloring. The obverse features an aquamarine center with a golden ring surrouding the stars while a rose center and blue legend ring are seen on the reverse. Strike is complete while surfaces are blemish free. Overall, an attractive VF25 half housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.