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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1874S Seated 10C 1874-S
AU50 PCGS
28172780
F-102a
Choice $625 New September 20! Greer Plate Coin, Choice Original, Residual Luster, Natural Light Gray Patina, City By The Bay Collection. This 1874 San Francisco strike is the Greer Plate Coin for the Small Thin S mintmark variety. With incremental research, I later separated the early and later Small Thin S strikes into F-102 and F-102a die states. This example is an F-102a struck with heavily rusted obverse die and badly eroded and cracked reverse die. The device details appear to be quite weak, which they are. This offering is formerly from the Gerry Fortin Collection and perfectly original with residual mint frost and some luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with edge view insert. Presently, a duplicate from the City By The Bay Colletion.
Seated 10C 1889S Seated 10C 1889-S
AU58 NGC
3887987038
F-101
Original $275 New September 20! Medium S, Original Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, City By The Bay Collection. 1889 San Francisco strikes become scarce in higher AU grades. PCGS population report indicates eight graded at the AU55 level and another nine at AU58 with few CoinFacts auction records. The date is definitely not "common" and will sell above those levels. Offered is one of the duplicate F-101 Medium S examples from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are original and emit frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is well executed with only the upper left wheat grains lacking full definition. Housed in newer NGC holder. A new "duplicate" release from the City By The Bay Collection.
Seated 25C 1861S Seated 25C 1861-S
VF20
PCGS
11628839
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2375 New September 20! Rare San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, City By The Bay Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. A splendid 1861 San Francisco strike and key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage was 96,000 with few saved by Western frontier citizens. Essentially all the mintage went into circulation and remained there until well worn or lost. The number of AU survivors is incredibly low with no Mint State examples certified by PCGS. This VF20 CAC approved specimen offers problem free wear with natural light gray surfaces. A thoroughly pleasing offering that will garner attention for Seated quarter specialists. This City By The Bay Collection duplicate will warrants serious attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1855 Gold G$1 1855
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU55
PCGS
38347821

Gem HOLD
$585
New September 19! Type 2 Indian Princess, Gem Offering, Hammered Strike, Classic Green-Gold Coloring, Oakdale Collection. A gem 1855 Type 2 Indian Princess with classic green-gold coloring and hammered strike. Eye appeal is superior to many seen. Both sides exhibit heavy die clashing due to the deeply impressed strike. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A top quality U.S. gold offering from the Oakdale Collection that should not last long on the price list. Asking price is CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$10 1894 Gold G$10 1894
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
38781199

Choice HOLD
$1350
New September 19! Proof Like, Choice Original, Orange-Gold Coloring, Super Eye Appeal, Oakdale Collection. GFRC images accurately capture the proof like fields on this choice 1894 $10 eagle. Reflective luster is intense during bright light inspection. Orange-gold coloring add to the overall eye appeal. Fields abrasions are consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Another top quality U.S. gold offering from the Oakdale Collection
Gold G$10 1901 Gold G$10 1901
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
38064667

Choice $1275 New September 19! Near-Gem, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Yellow-Green Gold Coloring, Oakdale Collection. A well above average 1901 $10 gold eagle that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to spectacular satiny luster. The bright light viewing experience was a "wow" moment for your cataloger. Yellow-green gold luster is brilliant and intense. Swirling cartwheels add to the viewing fun. Surface abrasions are minimal for the assigned grade. Overall, a top quality offering that should not last long on the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. From the Oakdale Collection.
Seated 25C 1842 Seated 25C 1842
Large Date
VG08
PCGS
26467367
Briggs 1-A
Choice $335 New September 19! Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Bold Rims, GFRC CAC Buyback. A scarce Philadelphia date in any grade and currently underrated as compared to the price guides. Mintage for the 1842 date amounted to only 88,000 pieces with present day low survival rate due to heavy circulation. This choice original example features nothing but honest wear and bold rims on both sides. A medium gray patina validate the strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 25C 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
39317837
Briggs 1-B
Choice $950 New September 19! Choice Original, Above Average Strike, Residual Luster, GFRC CAC Buyback. Original surfaces are the hallmark of this CAC-approved example, hairline-free and smooth for the grade. Mottled areas of deep blue toning grace a medium background of grey, gold, and rose. Residual luster peeks out from the protected areas. Strike is typical, with a few flat stars and a lightly impressed date. Briggs 1-B, with the mintmark to the right and downward sloping date. CAC has approved 31 pieces in all grades combined, with 15 above EF45. Such coins are not easily located, and, if building an XF/AU set, this piece would be an ideal example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1851 Seated 25C 1851
VF25
PCGS
28822840

Choice $675 New September 19! Underrated Date, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, GFRC CAC Buyback. A popular and quite scarce date due to larger denomination coinage exporting to Europe and melting during the 1850-1853 silver arbitrage era. A well preserved and fully choice example that sells immediately whenever consigned to GFRC; this is its third visit to the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 25C 1854-O
Crumbled Die
F15
NGC
2089164002

Choice $495 New September 19! Crumbled Die Obverse, Choice Original, GFRC CAC Buyback. The 1854-O crumbled die variety is marked by eroding detail in the date and right arrow. As the die disintegrates, detail becomes less sharp and misshaped. The crooked points in the stars further attest to this effect. The New Orleans Mint was busy this year and likely more concerned about quantity than quality. This example is heavily toned, especially on the reverse, with varied shades of grey on the obverse and reverse hues of gold and blue. Despite the striking issues, this is a premium quality example with no distracting marks or apparent signs of "conservation." Many times rarer than the Huge O die variety of the same year. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 25C 1856
VF35
NGC
2089164004

Choice $230 New September 19! Flag in Gown, Choice Original, GFRC CAC Buyback. Mottled grey shades populate obverse and reverse fields on this better-variety Seated quarter. The color is even and highlighted by silver at the high points while light crust outlines design elements, particularly the reverse shield. Strike is typical, with flat stars, but the feather detail in the eagle is better. The 1856 quarter has a number of misplaced date varieties, which are well documented by Greg Johnson at http://www.seateddimevarieties.com/Quarter_QOM/1856_misplaceddates.htm. This example feature a '5' punched in the gown, most easily identified by a horizontal line extended from the right base of the shield ribbon. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. .
Buffalo 5C 1918 Buffalo 5C 1918
MS63 raw

Choice $225 New September 18! Gorgeous Satiny Luster, Light Gold Patina, Maine Collection. An early date 1918 strike with gorgeous satiny luster on both sides. Faint gold and rose shades appear during bright light inspection. Two marks on the jaw account for the assigned grade. Perfect for a Dansco album collection.
Buffalo 5C 1935 Buffalo 5C 1935
MS66 raw

Gem $125 New September 18! Gorgeous Toning, Frosty Luster, Fairly Graded, Maine Collection. A beautifully toned 1935 Buffalo nickel with frosty luster. GFRC accurately capture the viewing experience under a light source. A raw offering from the Maine Collection that deserves its time on the price list.
Buffalo 5C 1937 Buffalo 5C 1937
MS66 raw

Gem $50 New September 18! Deep Rose Patina, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Maine Collection. A common Philadelphia date and so well preserved with deep rose coloring. Luster is frosty and brilliant. A fun coin at an inexpensive price. From the Maine Collection.
Gold G$5 1850 Gold G$5 1850
Liberty
AU53 NGC
3132217006

Original HOLD
$1050
New September 18! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Light Mirrored Fields, Orange-Gold Coloring, Very Underrated. Regardless of a mintage of 64,491 piece, the 1850 Philadelphia date is rare in all grades. PCGS population report indicates this date struggles to reach the double digits at any grade level with a small cluster of survivors between EF40 and AU50. GFRC has recently taken in this lovely AU53 specimen in trade and ready to offer at an attractive. This original specimen sport lightly mirrored fields and desirable orange-gold coloring. Surface abrasions are typical for the grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Hurry on this offering as I suspect it will not last long.
Gold G$5 1874S Gold G$5 1874-S
Liberty
VF30 PCGS
36517682

Original HOLD
$975
New September 18! Rare San Francisco Date, Copper Gold Coloring, Original Surfaces, Noteworthy Opportunity. Some early U.S. Gold dates offers crazy low mintages and noteworthy value in today's market. Case in point is this strictly original 1874-S gold $5 piece that is one of only 16,000 struck. This date is rare in all graded with most survivors being found at the F or VF grade levels. CoinFacts plate coins are only graded AU55 and AU58 as the finest extant. GFRC is pleased to be offering this copper-gold toned example for your consideration. This piece first appeared at Heritage auction during March 2020 where is realized a bargain price of $900. Just take in trade and ready for a new home in an advanced $5 half eagle collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Morgan 1 1892CC Morgan 1 1892-CC
F12 raw

Original HOLD
$200
New September 18! Popular Carson City Date, Crusty Dark Gray Patina, Strictly Original. GFRC office cleaning in the raw boxes revealed this crusty original 1892-CC that needs a new home. Original sold during the 2016 timeframe and bought back. Ideal for a circulated Dansco collection.
Morgan 1 1892S Morgan 1 1892-S
EF40 raw

Choice $250 New September 18! Steely Gray Fields, Residual Luster, Choice Surfaces, Conservatively Graded. GFRC office cleaning in the raw boxes revealed this choice 1892-S Morgan dollar that was just lounging around. Under a light source, the steely fields still exhibit much original luster. Conservatively graded as some might call EF45. Ideal for a Dansco album collection.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 10C 1891
Double Die Obverse
MS63 PCGS
38778755
TOP #95
F-109
R5
Choice New Price
$1150
New September 18! Rare Double Die Obverse, Condition Census, Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Top 100 Varieties Set, Indiana Collection. Price Reduction - September 18, 2020. This 1891 F-109 Double Die Obverse is a rare Top 100 Varieties Set offering that is in the condition census. This example, from the Indiana Collection is one grade level (PCGS MS63) behind the two finest known examples graded PCGS MS64. This die variety remains elusive and is rarely cherrypicked. Examples arriving to market are typically released from die variety collections. An absolutely wonderful example with bold brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels. Surfaces are fully choice original with no blemishes worthy of mention. Strike is complete including heavy obverse die clashing that is a key diagnostics for cherry-picking this variety; good luck! Die doubling is readily evident on the vertical shield lines and CA on AMERICA. Liberty Seated Dime die variety specialists should take special note of this offering. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with the F-102 attribution in the label. I am not aware of this offering having been submitted to CAC; an attempt is warranted.
Seated 50C 1872 Seated 50C 1872
EF45 PCGS
81982923

Choice $245 New September 18! Partial Mirrors, Reflective Luster, Light Gray, Choice Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. If in the market for superior Liberty Seated halves at grade, you will want to purchase this choice 1872 Philadelphia strike. This is one of those coins that just screams under a bright light. This conservative graded half offers partially mirrored field and reflective luster that is consistent with a higher grade. Please don't think too hard and JUST BUY IT NOW. Overall, device details and luster are that of a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1872 Seated 50C 1872
VF25 PCGS
29305693

Choice $160 New September 18! Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Apperance, Accurately Graded, Pikes Peak Collection. A choice 1872 Philadelphia strike with perfect circulated cameo appearance; lighter main devices contrasted against darker fields. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. From the Pikes Peak Collection and previously purchased from GFRC.
Seated 50C 1878 Seated 50C 1878
VF35 PCGS
20472466

Original HOLD
$130
New September 18! Brown and Teal Toning, Original Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. An attractive 1878 Seated half that is strictly original. Both sides have center brown toning that shifts to aquamarine-blue at the peripheries. Fields have a few micro-contact marks under the thick toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Buffalo 5C 1935S Buffalo 5C 1935-S
MS65
PCGS OGH
1234493

Gem $210 New September 17! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. An eye catching 1935 San Francisco struck Buffalo nickel with bold cartwheel luster. Surface are bright and active. Reverse has faint rose coloring in the fields. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. Well above average quality at the assigned grade level.
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 50C 1806
Pointed 6, Stem
VF35
PCGS
14817985
O-115a
R2
Gem HOLD
$1385
New September 17! Gem Original, Residual Golden Luster at Rims, Incredible Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded, GFRC Buyback Program. Let's open the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this is one of the best pieces in the Montana Collection consignment. The Montana Collection is new to the GFRC community and presents a top quality array of early silver type coins. All were purchased from two sources during the past ten years; Aspen Park Rare Coins and HLRC. Both dealers are well known for offering top quality coins. This 1806 O-115a Draped Bust half is superior to any VF35 that I've seen to date. Upon first viewing, I did a double take on the assigned VF35 grade. Really? Viewing under a regular light source releases gorgeous golden luster that surrounds stars, date and reverse legend. Luster is much more consistent with a well preserved EF45 example. Center obverse toning is mostly rose-gray with embedded aquamarine while the aquamarine hues are more prevalent on the reverse. Strike is typical and the O-115 obverse doubling on LIBER(TY) is bold. Surfaces are free of any significant blemish that would require mention. Overall, at the assigned VF35 grade level, this draped bust half is a gem and priced accordingly. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A superior offering from the Montana Collection. Someone should be bold and not think too long concerning the acquistion of this noteworthy half.
Gold G$2.5 1873S Gold G$2.5 1873-S
Liberty
AU58 PCGS
39856805

Choice $1050 New September 17! Low Mintage, Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. A scarce San Francisco mint struck date as a result of a low mintage of only 27,000 pieces. The AU58 grade presents the ideal "value point" in the preservation curve as the date become rare in Mint State. Pricing premiums quickly jump 3X in MS62 and 5X in MS63. For a fraction of a Mint State price, one can secure this lustrous example with frosty cartwheels. A choice example with essentially unabraded surfaces. Individuals interested in acquiring low mintage $2.5 quarter eagle dates should give this offering special consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and hand selected by the Osprey Collection. Freshly graded with no CAC attempt.
Gold G$20 1873 Gold G$20 1873
Liberty
AU58 PCGS
37169692

Original $2225 New September 17! Open 3, Accurately Graded, Frosty Luster, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. A combination numismatic and bullion offering from the Osprey Collection. Frosty surfaces offer active cartwheels. Abrasions are consistent with the assigned grade. Overall coloring is a light orange-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$5 1892CC Gold G$5 1892-CC
Liberty
AU55 PCGS
34791157

Original HOLD
$1600
New September 17! Popular Carson City Date, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Near-Choice, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. A popular and affordable Carson City $5 half eagle date with mintage of 82,968. Survival rate is elevated resulting in an adequate supply for present day collectors. This hand selection example, by the Osprey Collection, brings mirrored fields and reflective luster to the table. Mirrors are sharp on both sides during bright light inspection. Strike is complete with a touch of wear on the highest device points. Coloring is greenish-gold. Fields exhibit a few scattered micro-ticks of no consequence. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$5 1908 Gold G$5 1908
Indian
MS62 PCGS
39856806

Choice $750 New September 17! First Year Design Type, Frosty Luster, Choice Original, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. A well struck 1908 Indian that is first year of design issue. Pleasing surfaces are highlighted by sharp frosty luster and active cartwheels during bright light inspection. Coloring is on the spectrum between yellow and greenish gold. A careful 10x loupe inspection found essentially unabraded surfaces including a mark free cheek. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. The Osprey Collection has done it again with a choice offering that is fairly priced. No CAC attempt.
Gold G$5 1915 Gold G$5 1915
Indian
MS64
PCGS
37977821

Gem $2650 New September 17! Excellent for Type, Thick Frosty Luster, Lucious Orange-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A wonderful 1915 $5 Indian eagle with thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheel. Ideal as a high end type coin as the eye appeal is all there while economically priced at the MS64 grade level. Surfaces and eye appeal warrant a gem original quality rating and a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A United States gold offerings that deserves special consideration.
Mercury 10C 1931D Mercury 10C 1931-D
MS64FB
PCGS Rattler
1102409

Gem $535 New September 17! Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Popular Gold CAC Rattler Holder, Jim Poston Consignment. Magnificent frosty mint bloom is to had on this gorgeous 1931-D Mercury with full bands. Clearly undergraded at first sight and accurately rewarded with Gold CAC bean. Housed in first generation PCGS Rattler holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1942 Walking Liberty 50C 1942
PR67
PCGS
25511459

Gem $845 New September 17! Superb Gem Proof, Watery Mirrors, GFRC CAC Buyback. Essentually perfect for the assigned grade. Mirrors are crisp and highly reflective. Strike is incredible with every gown line being deeply impressed and separated. Even the intricate ear details are well defined. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) blue label holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A superb offering that has been bought back from a GFRC customer. Previously part of the Springfield collection.
Early Copper 1C 1794 Early Copper 1C 1794
Head of 1794
EF40 PCGS
37957923
S-49
R2
Choice $5950 New September 16! Head of 1794 S-49, Later Die State, Uniform Chocolate Brown, Pleasing Surfaces, Ospret Collection. An attractive 1794 large cent with the Head of 1794 obverse design. Smooth surfaces are pleasing along with the uniform deep chocolate brown patina. The Sheldon-49 die pairing features a short distance between LIBE(R)TY and the top hair curls. A notable diagnostic also includes a vertical die crack through the left upright of E. A special offering from the Osprey Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Early Copper 1C 1840 Early Copper 1C 1840
Small/Large 18
VF35 PCGS
31977259

Choice $235 New September 16! Small/Large Date, Superb Planchet, Natural Brown Coloring, Overall Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. There are coins in new consignments that will catch my attention due to strict originality, excellent preservation state, and overall eye appeal. This 1840 Small over Large 18 cent is one of those coins and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. GFRC images accurately capture the coloring and essentially unabraded surfaces. The large 18 undertype is boldly defined. Fairy graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with the "Small/Large 18" attribution on the label.
Gold G$1 1873 Gold G$1 1873
Type 3 Indian Princess
AU58 PCGS
39856802
Open 3
Choice $350 New September 16! Open 3, Partially Mirrored Fields, Crisp Reflective Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. Gold $1 die variety collectors may wish to pay attention this lovely AU58 1873 Open 3 offering from the Osprey Collection. The Open 3 date will be found with multiple die varieties that include full, partial, or missing Liberty on the headband. This example has a partially missing LIBERTY on the headband and a huge vertical die scratch from the bottom of the bust to ear. How cool is that on a small gold dollar? Fields are partially mirrored leading to crisp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Rub is typical for the assigned grade. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1853 Gold G$2.5 1853
Liberty
AU55 PCGS
39856803

Original HOLD
$320
New September 16! Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Near-Choice, Osprey Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Full description shortly.
Gold G$5 1883CC Gold G$5 1883-CC
Liberty
AU58
NGC
3937630038

Gem HOLD
$11900
New September 16! Rare Date and Grade, Partially Mirrored Fields Orange-Gold Coloring, Wonderfully Choice, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back and presenting one of the finest surviving 1883 Carson City struck half eagles extant. When photographing this near-gem specimen, I marveled at the partially mirrored fields that produce substantial amounts of reflective luster. Overall coloring is orange-gold on both sides. Mintage is a tiny 12,958 pieces for this rare and underrated date. 1883-CC half eagles are rarer than comparable 1879-CC, 1880-CC, and 1882-CC dates and a close match to the very rare 1881-CC date. More important is the exceptional preservation state and eye appeal. I'm in love with this piece and not even a $5 half eagle gold collector! CAC population is a miniscule seven pieces in AU58 with three better. Asking price is firm given the quality. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 50C 1855-O
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
31832134

Choice HOLD
$195
New September 15! Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Brownish-Gray Patina, Choice Original, Pikes Peak Collection. Letís go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this really nice 1855-O Seated half. I love the true circulated cameo eye appeal and unabraded surfaces. Grading is accurate while not conservative. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A quality offering from the Pikes PeaK Collection.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 50C 1856-O
Double Date
AU53 PCGS
18288131
WB-9
Choice HOLD
$350
New September 15! Double Date, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Choice Original, Pikes Peak Collection. Substantial eye appeal is offered with this colorful 1856-O WB-9 Double Date half. This concentric ring toning pattern probably resulted from storage in an old paper album. Obverse features a faint gold center surround by aquamarine, gold and rose-blue rings. Reverse toning is more peripheral with aquamarine and gold. Surface are unabraded. Steely luster is readily available during bright light inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. The WB-9 Double Date die variety is not listed on the label. Last auction appearance is Heritage Auction January 2017 where it sold for $353.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 50C 1856-O
AU53 NGC
553324013
WB-17
Original $350 New September 15! Rusted Dies, Partially Mirrored Fields, Multi-Color Pastel Shades, Original Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. Yet another mirrored and colorfully toned 1856-O Seated half from the Pikes Peak Collection. This WB-17 example has moderately mirrored fields on both sides along with pastel rainbow shades. Bright light viewing is necessary to fully enjoy the colors and reflective luster. Strike is typical. The WB-17 die pair is quite rusted at this point with die lumps throughout the gown lines and shield. Reverse devices are also weak due to die erosion. Die lines about the upper olive leaf are the quick marker for the variety. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
EF45 ANACS OWH
1458859

Original $175 New September 15! Lightly Mirrored, Rose-Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. Please don't overlook this 1858 New Orleans Seated half dollar due to the ANACS old white holder. A strictly original specimen with lightly mirrored fields and rose-gray blue obverse and gold-gray reverse. The grading is accurate at EF45 level as scroll is nicely raised and LIBERTY is bold. Strike is typical.
Seated 50C 1859O Seated 50C 1859-O
VF35 PCGS
31376570

Original HOLD
$120
New September 15! Steely Fields, Speckled Gray Toning, Accurately Grade, Pikes Peak Collection. A suitably pleasing 1859 New Orleans strike with steely fields and speckled gray toning. Surfaces are strictly original. Bright light inspection reveals peripheral gold on the obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1869S Seated 50C 1869-S
EF40 PCGS
30728048
WB-1
Original $260 New September 15! Very Small S, Peripheral Gray-Rose Toning, Completed Strike, Pikes Peak Collection. 1869-S is an under-appreciated, better date in the Liberty Seated half dollar series. Mintage of 656,000 pieces was accomplished with three die pairs. This example was struck from the WB-1 die pairing with Very Small S mintmark. An original example with steely fields and mostly peripheral rose gray obverse toning. There is one line to the left of the lower shield that warrants mention. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 50C 1843
EF40 PCGS
26449276
WB-12
Original HOLD
$365
New September 14! Cracked Dies, Crusty Gray Patina, Near-Choice Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. Collecting 1843 Philadelphia struck Seated halves by die variety is current trending thanks to Bill Bugert and his latest Register on the series. The 1843 date is replete with cracked dies due to poor annealing characteristics of a square shanked reverse die per Bugert. This WB-12 example feature a bisecting reverse die crack along with severe cracking above Liberty's head. Surfaces are crusty original. A late die specimen that could be the starting point of a much broader collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder. From the Pikes Peak Collection.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 50C 1853
Arrows & Rays
VF35 PCGS
31461513

Original HOLD
$215
New September 14! Attractive Arrows & Rays Type, Steely Fields, Deep Olive-Gray Shades, Pikes Peak Collection. If searching for an inexpensive 1853 Arrows and Rays Seated half for a type set, that challenge might be resolved with this offering. This Pikes Peak examples offers bold devices that are nicely framed by darker olive-gray shades. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1854 Seated 50C 1854
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
13650025

Original $210 New September 14! With Arrows, Crusty Rose-Gray Patina, Steely Fields, Unabraded, Pikes Peak Collection. A well preserved and perfectly original 1854 With Arrows half that warranted attention. Fields are covered with a thick layer of rose-gray patina on both sides. Bright light review exposes residual steely luster that manages to peek through the thick skin. This offering is entirely unabraded. Another consignment from the Pikes Peak Collection that need appreciation and a new home. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1850O Gold G$2.5 1850-O
Liberty
AU58
NGC
176850005

Choice $2150 New September 13! Very Underrated Choice, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Green-Gold Coloring, Scarce Grade. A scarce 1850 New Orleans $2.5 quarter eagle offering at the coveted AU58 grade level. This date is quite rate in Mint State leading to choice AU58 specimens being highly desirable. Mintage is a reasonable 84,000 for the time period with most survivors being circulated and found in EF and low AU grades. PCGS population dips quickly to thirteen certified at the AU58 level and a total of twenty pieces in all MInt State grades. Pricing increases are dramatic above the AU58 grade. The choice example features reflective luster that is most brilliant during bright light inspection. Devices have a frosty texture too. Strike quality was an ongoing issue for this date with obverse and reverse centers being notably weak. On this offering, obverse stars in the left field are weak along with the E in LIBERTY not being completely defined. The eagle wings are fully defined but neck feathers and the lower left leg lack details. This is a choice survivor that should please those assembling a set of branch mint early gold. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. CDN CAC guide is listed at $2310 as a reference.
Gold G$20 1907S Gold G$20 1907-S
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
39115315

Choice $6900 New September 13! So Close to Gem, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with another top quality U.S. Gold offering. This time, we are treated with a wonderful 1907-S Liberty double eagle certified as MS64+ with CAC approval. Common date you might ask? Well yes and no! This last year of design strike sports a mintage of a little over two million pieces. Nearly all survivors will be found at the MS61 thru MS63 grades due to surface abrasions. Populations drop at MS64 with gems beinh very rare and commanding huge premiums. The premium extends to those certified at the MS64+ level. Since CAC does not report (+) grades, the only available approval data is forty-three at the MS64 level and a single MS65 approved. That MS65 example is a $30,000 coin on a grade rarity basis. If a collector can't shell out this level of cash for a CAC approved MS65, the next best alternative is an MS64+ at a fractional of the price. This lovely example brings frosty luster and swirling cartwheels during bright light inspection. While the reverse is entirely unabraded, these are several luster breaks on the obverse with the most notable being between star 2 and the chin. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. An Osprey offering that is worthy of serious consideration.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
With Drapery
AU55 PCGS
3701275
F-101
Choice HOLD
$2250
New September 13! Important With Drapery Opportunity, Rare at Grade, Choice Surfaces, Reflective Luster, West Coast Collection. Mirrored fields host rose and gold surfaces, and the eye appeal is wholesome, with no obvious distractions. The reverse is 100% original, while an old, light wipe is evident on the obverse under close inspection, likely precluding CAC certification. Well-struck with sharp stars, though some weakness in in the head, as seen here, is typical for this issue. F-101, the only variety for this issue. An important opportunity at the AU55 grade level as few are seen finer. Housed in a Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 10C 1861S Seated 10C 1861-S
EF40 PCGS
21852902
F-101
Original HOLD
$875
New September 13! Underrated Date, Type 1 Hub Design, Near-Choice, West Coast Collection. Lilac and rose shades nicely blanket both sides of this better-date Seated dime, with bits of crust residing in the most protected areas. A few hairlines are evident in the right obverse field, but the eye appeal of this PCGS-certified example remains superior to most of the remaining pieces of this issue. Softly struck in the head and bow, as is typically seen for this variety. F-101, with an unclashed obverse die. Housed in a Gen 4.3 (2005) holder.
Seated 10C 1865S Seated 10C 1865-S
EF40 PCGS
21809758
F-102
Choice HOLD
$1125
New September 13! Old Time Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Decent Strike, West Coast Collection. This is a PQ example for the grade, with rose fields highlighted by aqua shades at the rims and within the recessed areas. F-102, with a distinct downward sloping date, while the strike is typical with a flat head as usually seen. CAC has certified only 22 pieces in all grades combined, and a nicer piece at the assigned grade level would be most difficult to locate. Housed in a Gen 4.3 (2005) holder.
Seated 10C 1871S Seated 10C 1871-S
AU55 PCGS
2717146
F-101
Choice HOLD
$950
New September 13! Repunched Date, Frosty Luster, Choice Surface, Scarce at Grade Level, West Coast Collection. Residual, frosty luster radiates from both sides, revealing a pleasant glow under a light. Light rose and silver shades predominate, with olive smears at the rims. This piece is well struck with decent detail in the head, while the reverse denomination is slightly soft, as typically seen for the issue. F-101, with a small, weak S mintmark. Housed in a Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 10C 1891-O
MS63
PCGS OGH
4727155

Choice HOLD
$385
New September 13! Choice Original, West Coast Collection. Bold, frosty luster and active cartwheels bounce from the surfaces of this 1891-O Seated dime. A mix of gold, blue, and russet shades cover both sides, more intensely at the rims, while Liberty and the wreath are more lightly toned. Marks are consistent with the grade level, only a few ticks are evident, as expected. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder, with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 25C 1839
No Drapery
VF25
PCGS
28271093
Briggs 1-A
Choice $295 New September 13! Excellent Eye Appeal, Choice Original, West Coast Collection. Deep blue tones dominate the fields of this No Drapery quarter, while the central devices are lighter, particularly at the creamy-grey high points. The 1839 No Drapery issue is typically weakly struck, but this example retains partially defined stars and decent detail beneath the reverse shield. Briggs 1-A, with a neatly curved date. CAC has approved 41 examples in all grades combined. Housed in a Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 25C 1840-O
With Drapery
VF35
PCGS
12410558
Briggs 2-C
Choice HOLD
$425
New September 13! Gorgeous Toning, Choice Original, West Coast Collection. An emerald swath washes over Liberty, with more intense burgundy and navy shades at the obverse rim. The reverse exhibits a grey center with rims toned similarly to the obverse. Strike is typical with some weakness in the head, while the reverse is better with most claw joints defined. Briggs 2-C, with a die scratch in the obverse shield and mintmark to the left. CAC has certified 34 pieces in all grades. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 25C 1842-O
Large Date
VF30
PCGS
11702609

Choice HOLD
$250
New September 13! Choice Original, West Coast Collection. This nicely toned quarter will attract attention from even veteran Seated quarter specialists, with an aesthetic appeal that is anything but common. Medium pink and grey fields host gold shades in the protected areas, and the eye appeal is strong. Strike is typical, with some flatness in the eagle, while most of the obverse stars retain some detail. Remarkably, CAC has certified more 1842-O Small Date pieces (30) than large date coins (26). As CAC populations develop and gather traction, such opportunities won't last long. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 25C 1842-O
Small Date
G04
PCGS
14087388
Briggs 1-A
Choice $650 New September 13! Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The 1842-O Small Date quarter is a key to the New Orleans Seated quarters, along with the challenging 49-0, 51-O, and 52-O issues. This piece is an honest Good example with no major problems, only pleasing contrast between the grey protected areas and silver devices. The stars and legend boldly emerge from a slate background, while Liberty and the eagle are neatly outlined. The rims are full, and some inner detail of the central devices remains. This piece is distinguished from the Large Date variety by the 1 in the date, which has a flat top. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1850 Seated 25C 1850
AU50
PCGS
22028894

Gem HOLD
$900
New September 13! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original, West Coast Collection. This is a gorgeous rim-toned example with aqua and russet shades encircling original, medium gray surfaces. Locating such coins tends to be a lot harder than writing the check to acquire them! The 1850 issue is more challenging than its mintage indicates, as full-weight quarters were targets for speculators after passage of the 1853 Coinage Act, which devalued the nation's silver coinage. Fully struck with only minimal blending of the eagle feathers. CAC has certified 30 examples in all grades combined. This piece will sell quickly, the quality is such that those who already own an 1850 piece will be strongly tempted to acquire another. Housed in a Gen 4.3 (2005) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 25C 1850-O
VG08
PCGS
27361692
Briggs 1-A
Choice $135 New September 13! Choice Original, West Coast Collection. Although not high grade, this 1850-O quarter captures the essence of Seated coinage - a choice example of a better date, at a reasonable price point. While much is made of finest knowns and million-dollar auction sales, the truth is that the majority of Seated collectors are pursuing circulated coins such as the present example. This piece exhibits even gray fields with contrasting silver devices, and there are no significant distractions - a pleasing example for the assigned grade. Briggs 1-A, with the mintmark punched to the left. CAC has approved 31 examples in all grade. Housed in a Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 25C 1851-O
F12 PCGS
21636612
Briggs 1-B
Original $875 New September 13! Near-Choice, West Coast Collection. The 1851-O is one of the most challenging pieces in the Seated quarter set, beginning with a mintage under 100,000 pieces. The Coinage Act of 1853 likely caused much of this small mintage to be melted, with the result that survivors are legitimately rare. Deep gold-grey blankets the obverse of this example, while the reverse is lighter with occasional crust in the eagle. Briggs 1-B, with mintmark placed to the left. CAC has approved a mere twenty pieces in all grades combined - few cared about these at the time of issue, and the survival of quality pieces was strictly a matter of chance. Housed in a Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 25C 1852O Seated 25C 1852-O
VF30
PCGS
14930488

Choice HOLD
$2250
New September 13! Rare Date so Choice, CAC Approval, West Coast Collection. One of the highlights of the West Coast Seated quarter collection, the 1852-O is easily among the toughest pieces in the quarter set. This example exhibits deep slate surfaces with the central figures a shade lighter. Marks are scattered and there are no major disturbances. Strike is typical for the issue, with flat stars and the eagle detail blending together. The New Orleans Mint never produced coinage with the overall quality of the mother Mint in Philadelphia, and weak strikes are common. CAC has approved only 18 pieces in all grades combined. This is a challenging issue to begin with, and especially so when originality is further taken into account. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1853/4 Seated 25C 1853/4
Arrows & Rays
EF40
PCGS
13589061
Briggs 1-A
Choice $550 New September 13! Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The 1853 Arrows & Rays quarter is a high-mintage issue with a large number of die varieties. This, the 1853/4, is listed in the Guide Book and has long been a favorite of cherrypickers. The present example features medium, even grey fields, dotted with crust on the obverse, while the reverse is more uniform in color. The CAC population is 22 pieces, a low number and reflective of the challenge in assembling a fully original set of Seated quarters. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 25C 1854-O
Huge O
VG10
PCGS
16636799
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1300 New September 13! Huge O, Well Preserved, Choice Surfaces, Top 25 Varieties Set, West Coast Collection. The appeal of the 1854-O Huge-O variety is undeniable, with a fat, prominent mintmark and significant reverse detail effaced by die polishing. This example exhibits silver color with grey streaks traversing the obverse, while the reverse shading is somewhat more even. Liberty and the eagle are both outlined in grey, leading to silver fields with deeper shades at the rims. Varieties that are plainly visible to the naked eye attract more collector interest, and the Guide Book listing of the "Huge-O" is no surprise, making this one of the most popular varieties in the series. CAC has approved 29 pieces. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1856S Seated 25C 1856-S
Large S/Small S
G06 PCGS
29104083
Briggs 4-E
Original HOLD
$435
New September 13! Large S/Small S, Crusty Original, Ideal for Top 25 Varieties Set, West Coast Collection. A Red Book-listed variety, the 1856-S/s features a large 'S' mintmark punched over a smaller 'S'. The 1856-S is a low-mintage issue to begin with, and with the variety attribution becomes even more challenging. Brownish-grey tones dominate both sides of this example, with the fields a touch lighter than the central figures. The strike is typical, with flat stars and elements of the eagle joining together. Although not the highest grade, there is no substitute for rarity, and any example of this challenging variety easily qualifies as rare. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1856S Seated 25C 1856-S
G04
PCGS
12522272
Briggs 2-C
Choice HOLD
$390
New September 13! Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The extensive run of low-mintage dates is one of the appealing aspects of the Liberty Seated quarter series. The 1856-S fits right in, with a production of 286,000 pieces. This piece exhibits silver-colored central devices framed by more deeply shaded fields. The rims are full and some of the inner device detail, including the reverse shield verticals, remains evident. Briggs 2-C, with a downward sloping date and centered mintmark. CAC has approved a mere 21 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1860S Seated 25C 1860-S
G06
PCGS
13050046
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1350
New September 13! Rare Date, Important Low Grade opportunity, Choice Original, West Coast Collection. Along with the 1864-S and 1872-S, the 1860-S always draws attention when viewing a group of Seated quarters. While much has been written about the conditional rarity of examples at the EF level and above, the 1860-S is a tough coin in all grades. This is a pleasing silver-toned example, with no distracting spots or discoloration. The obverse is arguably VG, with nearly a full LIBERTY, while the reverse rims are not quite full. This is a typical wear pattern seen among Seated quarters, reflecting the effects of normal circulation on the coin's original relief. A few handling marks are evident on both sides and consistent with the assigned grade. CAC has certified only 21 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1865 Seated 25C 1865
VF20 PCGS
12234621
Briggs 1-A
Original $325 New September 13! Near-Choice, West Coast Collection. Hard money disappeared during the Civil War, and the low mintage of the 1865 quarter (58,800 pieces) is no surprise. This piece is gray toned with silver at the high points, a characteristic "look" in the West Coast collection. A few lines around the eagle's head are consistent with the VF grade. Briggs 1-A, with repunched 1 in the date, and weakness in the star centers. PCGS has certified 137 pieces in all grades, a fraction of the populations typically seen for Morgan dollars and other 20th century issues. Housed in Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1865S Seated 25C 1865-S
F12 PCGS
11593479
Briggs 1-A
Original $400 New September 13! West Coast Collection. Yet another low-mintage date in the Seated quarter series, the 1865-S was struck to the extent of 41,000 pieces. This example exhibits deep grey fields that contrast with silver tones in Liberty and the eagle. A few marks are evident within the figure of Liberty and the right obverse field. The strike is typical, with softness in the eagle feathers. This is a later die state, as noted by Briggs, with the tops of 8 and 6 in the date worn away. The PCGS census notes 106 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 25C 1867
VF25
PCGS
16573668
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1300 New September 13! Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The 1867 quarter has a characteristic look, with noticeable weakness in the obverse shield ribbon. This serves to distinguish the business strikes, which are actually more desirable than the proofs, which sometimes happens within the Seated series. This piece exhibits olive-gray surfaces that frame central figures with silver color at the high points. Shading is even throughout, without spots or distractions. The strike is typical, with a few star centers barely evident. CAC liked the originality of the piece, and their overall population is low, with 23 pieces certified. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1867S Seated 25C 1867-S
F12
PCGS
12567742
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1350
New September 13! Choice Original, West Coast Collection. This piece is just about perfect for the assigned grade, with smooth surfaces and pleasing, uniform rose-copper shading. Protected areas contrast nicely and present a deep gray background. Briggs 1-A, with a cut in the lower portion of the mintmark. This reverse die is shared with the 1866-S and 1869-S quarters. CAC has certified only ten example across all grades. This piece will move quickly - if seeking a lower-grade 1867-S quarter with CAC certification, there are only a handful even in existence, and the opportunities to acquire them are few and far between. Technical grade isn't everything - a lower grade piece with superb eye appeal is often a far better buying decision. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1868S Seated 25C 1868-S
VF30
PCGS
27565334
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$975
New September 13! Superb Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Rare with CAC Approval, West Coast Collection. This is one of the nicest pieces one could expect to find at the VF level, with original surfaces and pleasing color. Obverse fields are a uniform, medium grey while the reverse is slightly mottled. Marks are minimal, and the eye appeal is strong. CAC has approved just 15 in all grades. The combination of rarity (96,000 struck) and aesthetic appeal is compelling, and this piece will quickly find a new buyer. Housed in a Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1871 Seated 25C 1871
EF45 PCGS
15249777

Choice HOLD
$365
New September 13! Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The 1871 quarter is one of many overlooked issues in the Seated quarter series, with a lower mintage, yet a pricing profile closer to that of a type coin. This piece has the look of a circulated cameo, with intensely-toned fields surrounding lighter central figures. Olive and deep indigo shades blanket the surfaces, while the high points of Liberty and the eagle exhibit silver color. The strike is sharp, with defined stars and clear separation in the reverse detail. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
VG08
PCGS
18249941

Choice $950 New September 13! No Arrows, Closed 3, Rare Variety Opportunity, Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The Close 3 is distinct variety in the quarter series, with the balls of the 3 in the date nearly touching. This effect is plainly visible with the naked eye, and the variety, first popularized by Harry X Boosel of the Chicago Coin Club, is highly popular. This is a grey-toned piece, more mottled on the reverse, with silver at the high points. Field are original and free of significant distractions. CAC has approved only 12 pieces in all grades combined. The West Coast consignor had a knack for locating examples of low-population CAC pieces, and the present example is fully consistent with this theme. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1873S Seated 25C 1873-S
With Arrows
VF30
PCGS
13429924
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$500
New September 13! Underated, Low CAC Population, Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The 1873-S quarter was struck to the extent of only 156,000 pieces, another low-mintage issue within the quarter series, just prior to massive increases in silver production. This is a lovely example, featuring original gray and gold surfaces with scattered crust. Briggs 2-B, with a centered mintmark and high date. Strike is typical, with soft stars. CAC has certified a mere 13 examples in all grades combined - the rarity of truly original Seated coinage is not yet fully appreciated, but will be over time as fewer and fewer examples come to light. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1875CC Seated 25C 1875-CC
VF35
PCGS
18537662
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$1350
New September 13! Rare and Underrated, Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The 1875-CC quarter is not as highly prized at the ultra low-mintage early Carson City pieces, but remains a highly desirable issue in the overall quarter series, with only 140,000 coins struck. This piece, a highlight of the West Coast collection, features deep grey and olive fields while the protected areas and high points of Liberty are lighter. Surfaces are original and mark-free for the assigned technical grade. Briggs 2-B, with the date sloping upward from left to right. The CAC population is 32 pieces. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
S/Horizontal S
VF20 PCGS
11818390
Briggs 4-D
Original $135 New September 13! West Coast Collection. A Guide Book-listed variety, the 1877-S/s features a large 'S' mintmark punched over a smaller 'S' that has been rotated by 90 degrees. The horizontally punched mintmark is an unusual situation, an obvious mistake by the coiner. This piece exhibits original gray and power-blue surfaces with silver shades at the high points of the devices. The obverse is toning is even while the reverse hosts occasional crust. CAC has approved 18 pieces total. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. The PCGS label reads "S/Horizontal S".
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 25C 1880
VF20
PCGS
16711904
Briggs 1-A
Choice $475 New September 13! Choice Original, West Coast Collection. Late date Seated quarters are highly desirable, especially in business strike format. This low-mintage piece exhibits mottled tones of gold, blue, and russet, with silver at the high points. Surfaces are original and smooth for the grade. Collectors in this period preferred proof format examples, with the result that circulation strikes are today more challenging. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1882 Seated 25C 1882
F12
PCGS
14623571
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$535
New September 13! Near-Gem, West Coast Collection. This is a PQ-example for the grade, with neatly contrasting gray fields and silver devices. Light crust is sprinkled over both sides, but the fields remain largely even in color. Mintage in this year was 15,200 pieces, part of the low-mintage quarter run extending from 1879 to 1889, and this piece would be an excellent start to such a set. CAC has certified 26 examples in all grades combined. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1889 Seated 25C 1889
EF45 PCGS
21570341
Briggs 1-A
Choice $550 New September 13! Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The 1889 Seated quarter completes the low-mintage run extending from 1879 to 1889. This issue was struck to the extent of 12,000 pieces, and survivors are more typically encountered in proof format. This piece exhibits uniform grey toning with bits of silver emerging at the very highest points, particularly on the reverse. The strike is characteristic with slight softness in the stars, while the eagle is more sharply impressed. Housed in a Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 25C 1891O Seated 25C 1891-O
VF30
PCGS
14881265

Choice $2250 New September 13! Scarce and Popular Date, Choice Original, CAC Approval, West Coast Collection. The Liberty Seated quarter series, challenging enough to begin with, leaves yet another semi-key issue at the conclusion of the 1838-1891 run. The 1891-O mintage was low, 68,000 pieces, and few collectors cared much about branch Mint pieces at the time of issue. This piece exhibits mottled shades of slate, gray, and rose, with characteristic lighter tones at the high points. Surfaces are original, and CAC-approved piece are scarce, with only 35 examples certified across all grades. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 25C 1892O Barber 25C 1892-O
AU55 PCGS
84764374

Original $225 New September 10! First Year New Orleans Issue, Light Gold Patina, Satiny Luster, Active Cartwheels, RCA Collection. 1892 New Orleans mintage was substantial at over 2 million pieces. Survivors at the AU grade level are available at a reasonable price. The is lovely example was hand selection for the RCA Barber Collection with an emphasis on frosty untoned surfaces. The 1892-O example's luster tends to be closer to satiny has struck from worn and heavily clashed dies. Cartwheels are most active during bright light inspection. Nearly uniform toning is a light pewter-gold. A near-choice example with no abrasions to mention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1892S Barber 25C 1892-S
AU55 PCGS
16785823

Choice HOLD
$650
New September 10! First Year San Francisco Strike, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Well Struck, Conservative Grading, RCA Collection. 1892 brought the first year of Barber quarter production at the San Francisco mint. Total pieces struck amounted to 964,079 with nearly all entering circulation and staying there until well worn. This lovely 1892-S brings choice original surfaces and frosty luster to the price list. When viewed under a light source, active cartwheels are most pleasing. Strike is complete and deeply impressed. There is a slight amount of rub on the wingtips and bottom of Liberty's bust. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 25C 1893S Barber 25C 1893-S
AU58 PCGS
20675815

Choice $650 New September 10! Better San Francisco Date, Steely Reflective Luster, Faint Gun Metal Gray, Light Rub, RCA Collection. Barber quarters from all mints experienced extensive circulation leading a limited number of choice survivors for present day collectors. This lovely 1893-S example is only one of twenty certified by PCGS at the AU58 level. Choice surfaces offer flashy reflective luster and swirling cartwheels. Fields present a steely texture with the reverse luster being exceptional. Strike is complete and nicely compliments the light toning and luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Another quality offering from the RCA Collection.
Barber 25C 1894O Barber 25C 1894-O
AU58 PCGS
9488898

Choice $400 New September 10! Choice and Original, Frosty Steel Gray-Blue Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Lots of Eye Appeal, RCA Collection. Steely colored frosty luster and choice surfaces are highlights when first viewing this RCA Collection 1894-O Barber quarter. Bright light inspection exposes frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Overall coloring is a light steely gray with faint gold at the peripheries. High relief stars and intricately detailed wing tips attest to the deeply impressed strike. Surfaces are unabraded. Overall, a well balanced New Orleans mint product that has faint rub on the cheek. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder.
Barber 25C 1895O Barber 25C 1895-O
AU55 PCGS
32252162

Choice $240 New September 10! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, Full Strike, Accurately Graded, RCA Collection. 1895 New Orleans strikes are underrated with a survival rate that is well below that to be expected from a mintage of 2.8M pieces. This choice survivor exhibits granular frosty luster that has natural brilliance. Other than light rub on the cheek and lower bust line, surfaces are entirely unabraded. One of the strong offerings in the RCA Barber quarter collection and should not last long on the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1895S Barber 25C 1895-S
AU50 PCGS
37198007

Choice HOLD
$300
New September 10! Better San Francisco Date, Darker Pewter Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, RCA Collection. A thoroughly pleasing 1895 San Francisco strike with substantial cameo contrast eye appeal. Fields are toned a darker pewter gray and provide a backdrop for illustrating the lighter central devices. Fully choice and conservatively graded. Strike is deeply impressed. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this RCA Collection example since being passionate about dark natural surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1897O Barber 25C 1897-O
AU53 PCGS
35670361

Choice $535 New September 10! Scare New Orleans Date, Residual Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, RCA Collection. 1897 brought the second gold rush (Klondike) and the Boston subway, the first in America. New Orleans Barber quarter mintage totaled well over a million that year with nearly all being well circulated in the Depression. This semi-key date has low PCGS populations at most grades and becomes very scare in Mint State. The RCA Collection specimen is typical of the set. Surfaces are lightly frosted with a pleasing glow and active cartwheels during bright light inspection. Coloring is a pleasing faint pewter-gold. There are no abrasions to mention. Patches of mint frost are seen throughout the reverse and in the protect obverse areas. Fairly priced for the overall quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1897S Barber 25C 1897-S
AU50 PCGS
34600155

Original HOLD
$1100
New September 10! Semi-Key Date, Residual Frosty Luster, Original Surfaces, RCA Collection. 1897 San Francisco strikes totaled a low 542,229 pieces. As with nearly all Barber quarter coinage, this workhorse denomination went into circulation and remained there until well worn. PCGS population report illustrates this point with the majority of certified pieces at the AG03 through G06 grades (370 pieces). In AU grades, this date barely cracks double digits. The RCA Collection example is a well preserved original piece. Surfaces appear to have been dipped but still retain patches of mint frost. Luster is frosty with some reflective brilliance during bright light inspection. The right obverse field contains several circulation marks. Overall, an important example of this semi-key date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1898O Barber 25C 1898-O
AU55 PCGS
37093055

Choice $715 New September 10! RCA Collection Highlight, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Choice Original. A super sweet 1898 New Orleans strike that is one of the impressive AU examples in the RCA Barber quarter collection. Superb eye appeal is driven by faintly toned surfaces that emit loads of brilliant frosty luster. Peripheral gold is evident on both sides. Struck by aged dies with granular mint frost and heavy die clash marks. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as the buyer will be thoroughly pleased once this choice silver piece arrives. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1898S Barber 25C 1898-S
AU53 PCGS
32607919

Original $365 New September 10! Brilliant Steely Luster, Light Peripheral Gold, Near-Choice, Full Strike, RCA Collection. Handling the RCA Barber quarters been a cool catalogging experience. Unlike Seated collectors who like their AU silver coins with natural gray or colorful toning, the RCA consignor has focused on a brilliant lustrous appearance with luster texture ranging from frosty to steely. This 1898-S strike, is on the latter edge of the luster spectrum and has sharp steely luster and a bold look. The peripheral gold adds just the right amount of framing to untoned centers. Full struck too. There are some stray hairlines in the obverse right field that hold back a choice original quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1899O Barber 25C 1899-O
AU58 NGC
3905926002

Original $325 New September 10! Sparkling Frosty Luster, Dazzling Eye Appeal, Untoned, RCA Collection. The lone NGC graded Barber quarter in the RCA Collection offering but matching the brilliant luster eye appeal of PCGS grade counterparts. This lovely 1899-O strike brings a frosty luster that has sparkling luster during bright light inspection. Obverse has light die cracks while both sides are unabraded. A fairly priced offering. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Barber 25C 1899S Barber 25C 1899-S
AU55 PCGS
38025503

Choice $650 New September 10! Scarce Date, Light Crusty Gold Skin, Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, RCA Collection. A low mintage and low PCGS population date that is very difficult to locate in higher AU grades along with being rare in Mint State. This fact is apparent in the RCA Collection offerings as his 1899-S example is toned a crusty light gold that moderates some of the inherent frosty luster. Nearly all RCA Barber quarters come with brilliant luster. The crusty toning is consistent on both sides. Surfaces are entirely unabraded and choice. Please giver this offering special consideration as I surely like it. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1902O Barber 25C 1902-O
AU50 PCGS
35085717

Choice $240 New September 10! Pleasing Eye Appeal, Frosty Luster, Peripheral Rose-Gold, JUST BUY IT NOW, RCA Collection. Letís start the description for this eye appealing 1902-O Barber quarter with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Another lustrous RCA Collection offering with pretty rose-gold peripheral toning and choice surfaces. That about sums it up! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1902S Barber 25C 1902-S
AU50 PCGS
18609122

Choice HOLD
$285
New September 10! Beautiful Pewter-Gray and Peripheral Gold Toning, Unabraded and Choice, RCA Collection. A super 1902-S offering for those who enjoy natural gray surfaces on their silver coinage. Both sides are covered with thick pewter-gray patina that does block portions of the underlying luster. However, bright light inspection reveals a warm steely luster glow on the obverse with a more muted reverse appearance. Surfaces are choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 25C 1903O Barber 25C 1903-O
AU53 PCGS
33178667

Choice $275 New September 10! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Choice Surfaces, RCA Collection. A lovely 1903-O Barber quarter that has "take-me-home" written all over it. Another choice offering from the RCA Collection where brilliant luster was the collecting goal for AU graded mintmarked dates. The example has a steely silver gray look while viewed under a light source. Luster is crisp and frosty. There is enough light gold toning to validate the strictly original surfaces that are unabraded. Overall, a super example that will please the buyer, I guarantee it. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1904O Barber 25C 1904-O
AU50 PCGS
36659453

Original $315 New September 10! Residual Frosty Luster, Peripheral Gold, Accurately Grade, RCA Collection. Yet another offering from the RCA Barber quarter collection for your consideration. This 1904 New Orleans strike brings a frosty appearance that is prevalent across the RCA offerings. This accurately graded example is fully struck with moderate rub on the wing tips and cheek. There are hints of peripheral gold on the obverse. Cartwheel are active under a light source. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1906D Barber 25C 1906-D
AU53 PCGS
37447745

Original $145 New September 10! Steely Luster, Near-Choice Surfaces, Complete Strike, RCA Collection. A thoroughly pleasing 1906 Denver strike that would fit nicely into an AU centric Barber quarter collection. Lustrous surfaces are best described as steely though there are patches of residual mint frost surrounding the stars and reverse legend. Strike is completely executed. A lone bag mark on the lower left neck is the only abrasion seen. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1907D Barber 25C 1907-D
AU55
PCGS
81198203

Choice HOLD
$275
New September 10! Superb Eye Appeal, Brilliant Centers, Peripheral Copper-Gold, Choice Surfaces, RCA Collection. A wonderful 1907-D Barber quarter that does not require a long description. CAC approval rewards the superior eye appeal and accurate grading. Both sides feature brilliant frosty centers that are well framed by peripheral copper-gold shades. Obverse also has some embedded aquamarine coloring. Surfaces are essentially unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with a CAC green bean.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 25C 1850-O
VF25 PCGS
29100386
Briggs 1-A
Choice $245 New September 8! Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction - Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck. Deep gray and copper fields surround the lighter central figures on this better-date New Orleans quarter. A few marks are evident within the reverse shield, but the fields are smooth for the grade. Briggs 1-A with the mintmark to the left. The strike is typical for the issue, with flat stars and weakness in the date. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
Arrows & Rays
VF35 PCGS
38232878

Choice $120 New September 8! Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction - Arrows & Rays Type, Natural Russet-Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces. A lovely 1853 Arrows and Rays quarter with natural russet-gray patina on both sides. Nothing but honest wear and choice surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1854 Seated 25C 1854
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
29408408

Original $160 New September 8! Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction - With Arrows Type, Original Gray. The 1854 With Arrows quarter is always popular as a two-year type coin, and, even though a more common issue, quarters collectors building date and mintmark sets still require an example of each emission. Russet tones peak from the protected areas of this piece, more so on the reverse, surrounding silver and grey fields. Strike is typical with a few stars not completely detailed. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1869S Seated 25C 1869-S
VF35 PCGS
16333578
Briggs 1-A
Original $895 New September 8! Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction - Scarce San Francisco Date, Gray-Rose Coloring, Partial Obverse Die Crack Die State. This is somewhat underrated issue, with only 86,400 pieces struck and 124 pieces reported by PCGS in all grades combined. The Seated series is full of such issues, which is undoubtedly an attraction among collectors for whom there is no substitute for rarity. This obverse of this example is enveloped in shades of blue and olive, while the reverse is a more even gray. The strike is typical, with flat stars and weakness in the lower portion of the eagle. Marks are consistent with the grade, and, on the whole, this is a more than acceptable example of a scarce issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
With Arrows
AU53 PCGS
28639377

Choice $435 New September 8! Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction - With Arrows Type, Steely Reflective Luster, Choice Original, . This two-year With Arrows design is widely pursued by type collectors, and this piece will fill the bill with near-complete design detail. Shades of gray are surrounded by deeper tones at the rims, while the central figures are more lightly toned. A pair of marks inside star 4 are noted for accuracy and are consistent with the AU grade level. The piece is well-struck with a few star centers present and the arrow feathers beginning to merge together. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 50C 1936
MS66
PCGS
19338635

Gem $215 New September 7! Cleveland Centennial / Great Lakes Exposition, Gem Original, 1/4 Sequentially Numbered, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. The first of four sequentially numbered Cleveland Centennial half dollars; all are graded MS66 with CAC approval. This offering is serial number (19338635). Light golden coloring covers both sides. Satiny luster is pleasing and uninterrupted along with active cartwheels. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Prices jump quickly for MS67 graded Clevelands. This is an opportunity to own a sweet example.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 50C 1936
MS66
PCGS
19338643

Gem $205 New September 7! Cleveland Centennial / Great Lakes Exposition, Gem Original, 1/4 Sequentially Numbered, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. The second of four sequentially numbered Cleveland Centennial half dollars; all are graded MS66 with CAC approval. This offering is serial number (19338643). Intense frosty luster is that of a higher grade. Swirling cartwheels make bright light inspection a lot of fun. As much as I like the golden toning on (19338635), the exceptional luster wins the day. At the asking price, consider buying both as conversation pieces. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Prices jump quickly for MS67 graded Clevelands and this offering is so close to the next grade other than a few tiny luster breaks on the reverse.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 50C 1936
MS66
PCGS
19338649

Gem $200 New September 7! Cleveland Centennial / Great Lakes Exposition, Gem Original, 1/4 Sequentially Numbered, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. The third of four sequentially numbered Cleveland Centennial half dollars; all are graded MS66 with CAC approval. This offering is serial number (19338649). Glowing satiny luster is this example's strong point. Cartwheels are active and pleasing. A single micro jaw divot, as made, holds this one back from a higher grade. Reverse luster is continous and unabraded. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Prices jump quickly for MS67 graded Clevelands.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 50C 1936
MS66
PCGS
19338653

Gem $200 New September 7! Cleveland Centennial / Great Lakes Exposition, Gem Original, 1/4 Sequentially Numbered, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. The fourth of four sequentially numbered Cleveland Centennial half dollars; all are graded MS66 with CAC approval. This offering is serial number (19338653). Glowing satiny luster is this example's strong point. This example is essentially a twin to (19338653) in terms of coloring and luster. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Prices jump quickly for MS67 graded Clevelands.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Tall Date
AU50 PCGS
10519029
WB-12
Original $345 New September 7! Tall Date, Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, Untoned, Sooner Collection. 1846 Tall Date strikes are scarcer than those found with the Medium Date punch. Bugert has reported that six obverse dies were produced with the Tall Date punch while nine with the Medium Date punch. This Sooner Collection duplicate offering is the WB-12 Tall Date die pairing with bold reverse die cracks that facilitate attribution. Frosty luster is the highlight along with a complete strike. Surfaces have a few scattered micro-ticks of no consequence though the lack of toning suggests a dip before being certified. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Medium Date
EF45 ANACS OWH
2767275
WB-5
Original $335 New September 7! Repunched Date, So-Called 1846/5, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Steely Fields, Sooner Collection. Gun metal gray patina along with peripheral gold and embedded rose nicely "dress up" this original 1846 Medium Date Seated half. The WB-5 die pairing captures a repunched date that was previously listed by some as an 1846/5 overdate. Bugert opines that this variety is a repunched 6 with remnants of an unfinished logotype surrounding the last two digits. The reverse has a centering hole at the left vertical shield lines. A quality example with steely fields that are essentially unabraded. Housed in ANACS old white holder with "Med Date WB-102 RPD" listed on the label. From the Sooner Collection.
Seated 50C 1848 Seated 50C 1848
EF40 PCGS
28660831
WB-8
Choice $375 New September 7! Better Philadelphia Date, Natural Gray Surfaces, Choice Original, Sooner Collection. A superb 1848 WB-8 example at the assigned grade level. Both sides are covered with natural gun metal gray patina. Under a light source, residual steely luster remains. Fields have a few scattered circulation marks that are consistent with the grade. A choice offering from the Sooner Collection that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Trade $1 1878S Trade $1 1878-S
EF45
PCGS
3547050

Choice $420 New September 7! Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. This 1878-S Trade dollar is the poster child for crusty original patina that is in favor at CAC. Both sides are toned deep gray with blue and gold hues at the peripheral. Under the patina are steely fields. A quality offering from the Pikes Peak Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1854 Gold G$1 1854
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU55
PCGS
25360704

Choice $575 New September 6! Scarce Type 2 Design, Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Choice at Grade. Type 2 Indian Princess $1 gold is always in the demand due to type coin status. Maintaining an adequate supply in GFRC inventory has proven to be challenging. I'm pleased to be offering this frosty original example with uniform strike and residual cartwheel luster. Mint bloom remains around the obverse legend and within protected device areas. An ideal candidate, at the AU55 price point, for a United States gold type set when CAC approval is mandated. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1898S Gold G$10 1898-S
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
85184331

Choice HOLD
$1600
New September 6! Mirrored Fields, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. Adding mirrored or proof like U.S. gold to GFRC inventory is always a pleasure. This 1898 San Francisco struck eagle offers moderately mirrored fields and reflective luster. Cartwheel action is active and pleasing during bright light inspection. Coloring is light orange-gold though I see hints of green coloring under a light source. Surfaces have a few ticks that are consistent with the assigned grade. Strike is hammered throughout both sides. Overall, a well balance and pleasing $10 eagle that was appropriately rewarded during its visit to Far Hills, NJ. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1847O Gold G$2.5 1847-O
Liberty
AU53 PCGS
10814160

Choice $900 New September 6! Early New Orleans Issue, Scarce Grade, Better than Average Strike, Green-Gold Coloring, Oakdale Collection. Any knowledgeable U.S. branch mint collector will recognize the value presented by the choice 1847 New Orleans $2.5 gold piece. Both David Akers and Doug Winter comment on how this date is badly struck with weak hair curls and lifeless reverse devices. The Oakdale Collection has consigned an above average example at the scarce AU53 grade level. GFRC has been instructed to offer the piece at $900 though CoinFacts records would suggested a higher asking price. This piece retains ample frosty luster and brings a bold strike, for the issue, to the table. Coloring is greenish-gold across choice surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with "Stecher Collection" pedigree on the label. Let's go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as fully warranted.
Gold G$2.5 1850 Gold G$2.5 1850
Liberty
VF35
PCGS
37621031

Choice $440 New September 6! Early $2.5 Gold, Green-Gold Coloring, Honest Wear, CAC Approval. The lone 1850 $2.5 quarter eagle CAC approved at the VF35 grade level with one in EF40 and three in EF45. This lovely offering is the lowest graded specimen with CAC approval given how strict the criteria are for stickering early gold. Greenish-gold coloring and unmolested surfaces scream originality. Reverse strike is typical with nothing but honest wear. An ideal specimen for a lowball registry set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC quide pricing is $476 as a reference.
Gold G$20 1895 Gold G$20 1895
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
38343228

Choice $2800 New September 6! Prooflike, Sharp Reflective Mirrors, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Fresh CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. I'm thoroughly impressed with this Osprey $20 double eagle consignment that has a fresh CAC green bean. A bold prooflike 1895 dated specimen with sharp reflective mirrors that scream during bright light review. Securing higher Mint State grades on larger denominations with mirrored surfaces is challenging since the field chatter has no where to hide. For this example, I see a moderate amount of micro field chatter that is consistent with the grade. But eye appeal can trump technical grades on occasion. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$3 1856 Gold G$3 1856
Princess
AU55
NGC
2501063003

Choice HOLD
$1385
New September 6! Choice $3 Princess Type, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Green-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. Adding a well preserved $3 gold piece to GFRC inventory is always a big deal, especially with CAC approval. $3 gold was the ideal size for Victorian era jewelry makers. As a result, much of the mintage has been impaired with holes and cuts from being mounted in bezels. This new 1856 offering is perfectly preserved with unabraded fields that are lightly mirrored. Pleasing bright light viewing is assured due to pristine fields. Coloring is green-gold. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. An ideal offering for a U.S. gold type set where the CAC green bean is mandatory.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 50C 1839
No Drapery
EF40 PCGS
29190046
WB-4
Choice $1650 New September 5! Important No Drapery Type, Natural Light Gray, Choice Surfaces, Above Average Strike, Sooner Collection. 1839 brought the Philadelphia Mint transitional from the Capped Bust to Liberty Seated design. The initial 1839 strikes will be found with no drapery at the right facing elbow. Later strikes of that year will have drapery creating a two design type for single year. The No Drapery type is in constant demand for type sets and regular date and mintmark sets. The Sooner Collection is releasing a choice duplicate that belongs in an advance collection. Light gray patina overlays both sides. Steely fields still retain some luster during bright light inspection. Strike weakness is a chronic issue for 1839 No Drapery halves. Typically, the lower reverse devices are flatly struck. This example has an above average reverse strike but does show weakness on the upper left obverse stars. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 50C 1839
With Drapery
VF35 PCGS
30526869
WB-7
Original $215 New September 5! With Drapery, Old Album Pastel Toning, Sooner Collection. An attractive 1839 With Drapery Seated half with a base light gray coloring that is enhanced by pastel aquamarine and gold. This peripheral toning is typical of an extended stay in a high sulphur paper album. Fields are reflective under a light source. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. From a the Sooner Collection.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 50C 1840
Rev of 1839
EF40 PCGS
08727771

Original $265 New September 5! Reverse of 1839, Light Gray Coloring, Residual Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Sooner Collection. Continuous light gray coloring covers both sides on this original 1840 Reverse of 1839 strike. Bright light review exposes residual frosty luster and faint pastel blues surrounding the stars. A well struck example with completely formed stars and hair curls along with raised outer scroll lines. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Attribution was attempted per Bugert's Register of Seated half dollar Philadelphia strike though unable to render a definitive decision for this Sooner Collection offering.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 50C 1840
Rev of 1839
VF20 NGC
2597422001
WB-10
Original $165 New September 5! Double Date, FS-302 Cherrypickers Designation, Crusty Surfaces, Sooner Collection. Date doubling is most apparent on the WB-10 1840 Philadelphia struck Seated half. Obverse toning is a thick crusty gray while the reverse offers lighter shades. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view inset. The NGC labeling reads, "1840/1840 Small Letters, FS-302". The FS-302 is a Cherrypickers designation.
Seated 50C 1840O Seated 50C 1840-O
EF45 ANACS OWH
567601
WB-7
Original $365 New September 5! Very Small O, Golden-Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Near-Choice, Sooner Collection. Residual mint frost is readily available on this attractive 1840-O WB-7 half. Mint frost is seen within the protected areas including gown lines and reverse shield. Overall coloring is orange-gold overlaid over a base layer of natural gray. Accurately graded with strong obverse strike while reverse has typical weakness at the arrow feathers and claws. Fields have a few scattered ticks consistent with the grade. This Sooner Collection consignment is house in an ANACS old white holder.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 50C 1841-O
AU55 PCGS
26498502
WB-1
Gem $1250 New September 5! Gem Original, Gorgeous Rose and Blue Old Album Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Sooner Collection. A gem original WB-1 example for the collector who desires the best in their collections and Open Set Registry displays. Last sold at Heritage Auction during Winter FUN 2015 where it realized an amazing $1475 due to the superb eye appeal and hammered strike. Now a duplicate from the Seal Beach and Sooner Collections. Rich old album rose and blues are dominant during in hand and bright light viewing. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Please give this gorgeous example special consideration.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Medium Date
AU55 PCGS
84319285
WB-10
Choice $595 New September 5! Medium Date, Granular Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, Excellent Eye Appeal, Sooner Collection. A wonderful 1842 Medium Date strike with frosty luster and full WB-10 diagnostics. The mid-AU example is well preserved with ample frosty granular luster on both sides. Reverse is untoned while a faint orange-gold layer provides peripheral obverse coloring. The obverse die crack through the left field stars and a die chip above AME(R)ICA are consistent with the Bugert WB-10 attribution points. A choice new offering from the Sooner Collection that is sure to please on a long term basis. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 50C 1843
EF45 PCGS
82926498
WB-18
Choice $275 New September 5! Above Average Eye Appeal, Choice Surfaces, Steely Luster, Sooner Collection. Though not CAC approved, I am issuing a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for the lovely 1843 WB-18 Seated half. This Sooner Collection duplicate brings considerable eye appeal and a bold strike to the table. My first impression was that of an AU50 specimen until looking at the PCGS label. Both sides have steely luster that is consistent with a higher grade. Light orange-rose is the primary coloring with some peripheral deep blues. Strike is complete. It is well known that 1843 Philadelphia strikes comes with extensive reverse die cracks. This WB-18 is one of the die pairs that will experience early fatigue and cracking. Die cracks are limited to the upper left legend and the beginning of cracking down through the eagle's head. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and attractively priced.
Seated 50C 1843O Seated 50C 1843-O
EF45 PCGS
30327602
WB-7
Choice $300 New September 5! Lightly Mirrored Fields, Olive and Gold Toning, Choice Surfaces, Sooner Collection. An attractive 1843-O WB-7 strike that should fit nicely into a circulated date and mintmark set. Fields are light mirrored which becomes quickly evident during bright light review. Olive-gray centers are surrounded by orange-gold at the stars and reverse lettering. The reverse presents a combination of steely fields and rusted devices; definitely cool. Overall, an unabraded example with lots of eye appeal that is being released from the Sooner Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. Please don't think about this one too long if interested.
Seated 50C 1844 Seated 50C 1844
AU58 NGC
674651012
WB-9
Original $525 New September 5! Repunched 844, Crisp Reflective Luster, Mirrored Fields, Darker Rose-Gold Toning, Near-Choice, Sooner Collection. WB-9 date repunching, per Bugert, is readily seen on this accurately graded 1844 Philadelphia strike. Moderately mirrored fields are reflective during bright light review. A darker rose-gold patina is concentrated around the primary devices leaving the fields lightly toned. Strike is complete and most impressive on the reverse eagle. Housed in old NGC standard ring insert holder. This holder has two plastic scratches that are visible on the upper obverse. I've tried to edit out portions of the scratches to enable a better appreciation of this Sooner Collection offering.
Seated 50C 1844O Seated 50C 1844-O
AU50 PCGS
26998704
WB-14
Original HOLD
$395
New September 5! Frosty Luster, Peripheral Rose-Gold Toning, Original Surfaces, Sooner Collection. The Sooner Collection consignor has been actively dispositioning his duplicate holding. The 1844-O WB-14 strike offers light silver-gray toning that is consistent across the obverse with a hint of rose-gold near the rims. The rose coloring is more evident on the reverse and GFRC images. Surfaces are original with residual granular mint frost in the protected areas. Strike is completely executed with bold devices. A few micro-lines are seen on the obverse. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
EF45 NGC
930644010
WB-12
R4
Choice $315 New September 5! Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Sooner 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 and without distracting blemishes. Weakness of the 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 Sooner Collection.
Seated 50C 1846O Seated 50C 1846-O
Medium Date
EF45 PCGS
31709825
WB-13
R3
Choice $435 New September 5! Repunched 6, Choice Original, Rose-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Sooner Collection. A choice original example of the WB-13 die variety featuring bold repunching in the lower loop of the 6 digits and a cracked reverse die. Strike is complete with full head/hair curls and all stars having connected centrals. Reverse strike is also impressive as the entire eagle device is deeply impressed including the problematic left claw. Surfaces are cover with rose-gold-gray patina. Under a bright light, the toning become transparent to the remaining steely luster. A quality offering that is housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with no CAC attempt. Please give this lovely example special consideration as the coin is much nicer in hand than can be captured by GFRC pbotography. Originally purchased back in August 2017 from GFRC and now a duplicate per the Sooner Collection.
Seated 50C 1850O Seated 50C 1850-O
AU55 PCGS
34490722

Choice HOLD
$700
New September 5! Better New Orleans Date, Reflective Steely Lister, Hammered Strike, So Choice, Sooner Collection. A fully choice 1850 New Orleans strike with steely fields and crisp reflective luster. Strike is hammered on both sides with haloing around the obverse stars. Reverse devices are found in high relief and deeply impressed. This date remains underrated as the surviving population has been impacted by wholesale melting of Seated quarters and half for their bullion content during the silver arbitrage period of 1850 through 1852. A wonderful "duplicate" from the Sooner Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 25C 1892
AU58 PCGS
83795871

Choice $195 New September 3! Ideal for Type, Crusty Gray Patina, Steely Luster, Choice Surfaces. This lovely 1892 Barber quarter is crusty original but with class. The mostly uniform patina appears dark during in-hand inspection but promptly shifts to lighter shades once under a light source. Obverse coloring becomes light steely gray with hints of gold at the date. The reverse toning is more transparent and allows cartwheel action along with a rose center and surrounding aquamarine. Worthy of a trip to Far Hills, NJ. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Indian 1C 1905 Indian 1C 1905
MS64RD
PCGS
21319525

Choice $275 New September 3! Brilliant Red Luster, Fresh CAC Approval, Near-Gem, Pikes Peak Collection. Brilliant red luster and swirling cartwheels will surely please the new owner. A no question CAC worthy specimen that has been freshly approved. A few miniscule ticks keep this one from full gem status. A wonderful Pike Peak Collection offering that is housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
No Draprey, Large Stars
AU50 NGC
4334104002
F-103b
Original $425 New September 3! Vertically Cracked Reverse, Original Light Gold Surfaces, Bold Reverse Diagnostics, Accurately Graded.. A challenging 1838 F-103b vertically cracked reverse that is popular with collectors and an important entry in the Top 100 Seated Dime varieties set. This example offers original surfaces with ample remaining luster and a light golden lavendar skin. The reverse vertical die crack is near terminal die state and boldly defined. There is one tiny tick on Liberty's left elbow that is mentioned for complete accuracy. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 10C 1839
MS62 NGC
5742516011
F-106c
Original $875 New September 3! Cracked Obverse and Reverse, Rotated Reverse Left 18 Degrees, Gorgeous Toning, Frosty Luster. Serious eye appeal arrives with this wonderful 1839 F-106c Seated dime offering. Moderate frosty luster highlights peripheral aquamarine-gold that surrounds a rose center. Strike is complete but not sharp as the F-106c die pairing features a well worn and cracked die pair. Reverse die misalignment is 18 degrees left. The progressive obverse die crack at 12:00 from rim through Liberty's head down to neckline becomes stronger and more visible in the F-106c die state. Another significant die crack starts at the rim to the right of star 10 and joins stars 11 through 13. The reverse exhibits multiple cracks to the rim. This new offering brings a highly detailed late die state variety with beautiful toning. How can you pass up the combination? Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
Drapery
VF25
PCGS
20527143
F-101
Choice $475 New September 3! With Drapery, Better Date, Crusty Gray, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal. 1840 With Drapery dimes are always in demand due to much lower availability than earlier No Drapery counterparts. It appears that few collectors paid attention to the 1840 design hub transition. Instead the mintage circulated heavily leaving just a handful of true Mint State examples for modern day collectors. This VF25 graded example is well preserved after spending a fair amount of time in circulation. Fields are toned a natural gray while wear points have much lighter coloring. The result is circulated cameo eye appeal for those so inclined. Surfaces are unabraded, another important factor contributing to overall eye appeal. CAC has only approved two pieces at the VF25 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Large Date
AU53 PCGS
37098889
F-101
Choice $325 New September 3! Large Date, Scarce Grade, Crusty Olive-Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Full Strike, Wisconsin Collection. Price Reduction September 3 2020 - While 1856 Small Date dimes are quite common in all grades, the Large Date counterpart is available in circulated grades but becomes challenging in AU and rare at the Mint State level. The Wisconsin Collection has recently upgraded its 1856 Large Date example and released this crusty original F-101 example with full strike. Both sides are covered with thick olive-gold toning. Bright light inspection reveals a pretty burnt gold peripheral ring. Choice surfaces are free of any abrasions. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Large Date attribution on the label.
Seated 10C 1862 Seated 10C 1862
MS63
NGC
3607551006
F-101a
Choice $485 New September 3! Business Strike from Proof Dies, Mirrored Fields, Ebony-Blue Peripheral Toning, Choice Surfaces. This 1862 F-101a dime must have been one of the earlier circulation strikes once proof production was completed. Fields are mirrored and provide sharp reflective luster under a light source. The darker obverse rose and aquamarine shift to blues while the reverse holds its rose center with peripheral blue. Toning patterns are consistent with surviving proof strikes. A lovely example and no question business strike given the weakness on both sides. Wire rims are well elevated. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 10C 1869-S
EF45 PCGS
35613174
F-101a
Original $425 New September 3! Small Thin S, Near-Choice, Light Rose-Gray, Olive Highlights. Accurately Graded. 1869 San Francisco struck dimes were accomplished with two die pairings, each with different styled mintmarks. The Small Thin S mintmark is easy to spot as compared to the Weak S. This F-101 Thin S example is toned a uniform rose-gray with olive highlights at the peripheries. Dies are in a medium die state with erosion but not severe enough to be attributed at F-101a. Strike is typical for the date with some device weakness on the reverse. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 25C 1840-O
No Drapery
VF25
NGC
4476684002
Briggs 1_A
Choice $295 New September 3! No Drapery, Mintmark Far Left, Thick Crusty Gray, Wicked Nice with CAC Approval. A wicked nice 1840-O No Drapery quarter that does not need a description. Please study the images as a JUST BUY IT NOW is in effect. Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 25C 1850-O
VF20 PCGS
39175699
Briggs 1-B
Choice $250 New September 3! Superb Eye Appeal, Reflective Fields, No Question Original and Choice . 1850 New Orleans quarters don't typically come nice. Either the strike is weak or the surfaces have issues from extended periods in circulation. This 1850-O Briggs 1-B has neither issues. Strike is well defined or about as good as one can expect. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing to my eyes. Fields still retain some steely luster when examined under a light source. Reverse offers wonderful circulated cameo appearance given the dark ebony-blue fields. No CAC attempt to my knowledge but worthy. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
With Arrows
AU50 PCGS
27477062

Original $465 New September 3! With Arrows Type, Crusty Thin Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Well Struck. A crusty toned 1873 With Arrows quarter that screams originality. Both sides are covered with continuous gray patina that shifts to rose shades under a light source. Strike is well defined. Residual frosty luster is more prevalent on the obverse due to thinner skin. There are some well hidden micro-lines on Liberty's midsection and immediate right field. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Barber 10C 1914 Barber 10C 1914
MS64 PCGS
2852129

Choice $215 New September 1! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Near-Gem, Pikes Peak Collection. A most pleasing 1914 Philadelphia struck Barber dime with brilliant frosty luster and eye appeal of a higher grade. Bright light inspection reveals dancing cartwheels and a reverse that is full MS65 or better. Why is this piece only graded MS64? A careful inspection reveal a tiny micro line on the obverse cheek that probably held this piece back to a net MS64 grade. A lovely offering from the Pike Peak Collection that is housed in a PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. This holder has the barcode on the back label.
Barber 25C 1909D Barber 25C 1909-D
AU53
PCGS
32122582

Choice $190 New September 1! Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Light Pewter Gray, Choice Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. An impressive 1909 Denver strike with minimal wear and light pewter gray coloring. Soft obverse luster gives way to richer reverse mint frost and cartwheel action. Fields are essentially unabraded other than some well hidden micro chatter in the right obverse field. A bold die crack connects the left bust with the below rim. Yet another Barber coinage date where CAC approved Mint State survivors far out number those in the EF and AU grades. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. A strong offering from the Pikes Peak Collection.
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 50C 1806
Pointed 6, No Stem
EF45 PCGS
32864606
O-109
Choice $2000 New September 1! Pointed 6, No Stem, Light Gray, Boldly Detailed Devices, Steely Fields, Choice Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. A well detailed 1806 O-109 Draped Bust half is one of the highlights of the first Pikes Peak Collection offerings. Strike is crisp with most stars being elevated. Steely fields retains traces of residual luster. Light natural gray patina is consistent on both sides and nicely framed by peripheral gold. I've carefully examined the surfaces which are entirely unabraded. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "Overton 109" and "Pointed 6, No Stem" on label. Worthy of a CAC attempt by the new owner are all the necessary parameters are present.
Draped Bust 50C 1806/5 Draped Bust 50C 1806/5
Knob 6, Small Stars
VF25
NGC
3709448009
O-102
R3
Choice $850 New September 1! 1806/5, Knobbed 6, Choice Original, Medium Gray, Circulation Cameo Eye Appeal, Pikes Peak Collection. Don't I enjoy handing early silver halves when having natural gray surfaces and circulated cameo eye appeal. This is the case for this 1806/5 O-102 half from the new Pikes Peak consignor. GFRC images accurately capture coloring, choice surfaces, and overall eye appeal. The undertype is visible below the knob of the 6 digit while the 0 digit is recut. An ideal offering for type or those collecting 1806 major die varieties. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. The 1806/5 O-102 attribution is not listed on the NGC label.
Early Copper 1/2C 1832 Early Copper 1/2C 1832
AU55 PCGS
30657464

Choice $195 New September 1! Uniform Brown Patina, Fully Struck, Residual Luster, Choice Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. The Pike Peak Collection consignment kicks off with a choice 1832 half cent that would be an ideal type coin. Uniform brown patina covers both sides. Strike is completely executed with high relief stars and pronounced central devices. Bright light inspection showcases the steely fields, residual luster, and mild cartwheels. A pretty early half cent that is sure to please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Indian 1C 1893 Indian 1C 1893
UNC Details PCGS
85101243

Original $175 New September 1! Mirrored Fields, Red-Brown, Original Surfaces, Super Eye Appeal, Pikes Peak Collection. A red-brown proof 1893 Indian cent that should come out of its details holder and be enjoyed for its overall beauty. Strike is hammered along with red-brown coloring. Mirrored fields offer undisturbed reflective luster and active cartwheels. This Pikes Peak offering is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with PR Genuine, Spot Removed-UNC Details labeling. In-hand inspection will not reveal this anomaly, rather an inital assessment of a lovely early copper piece that should grade PR63/PR64. I went hunting for the technical issue with my trusty 10x loupe and noted a tiny spot, to the right of UN(I)TED, that was carefully removed leaving a break in the natural patina. The workmanship is excellent as the piece must be angled exactly under a bright light to expose the luster break. I don't believe the buyer will be disappointed at the offer price.
Indian 1C 1899 Indian 1C 1899
MS64RB NGC
3094208001

Choice $120 New September 1! Copper-Blue Toning, Rich Frosty Luster, Near-Gem Original, Well Struck. Pikes Peak Collection. A gorgeous 1899 Philadelphia struck Indian cent that should come out of its older NGC holder with standard insert to allow it to visual "breathe". The combination of sharp frosty luster and obverse copper-blue toning make for a pleasing visual experience. Swirling cartwheels are exposed and were enjoyed during bright light inspection and description generation. The eye appeal is compelling such that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. A great offering from the Pikes Peak Collection.
Indian 1C 1904 Indian 1C 1904
MS66RB PCGS
33286947

Gem $285 New September 1! Vibrant Cartwheels, Gem Original, Complete Struck, Accurately Graded, Pikes Peak Collection. Brilliant luster and vibrant cartwheels will please the new owner of the gem 1904 Indian cent for years to come. The red coloring contains darker shades and is properly designated. Strike is complete with deeply impressed diamonds and bonnet feathers. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder which has considerable wear to "cloud" the overall appearance of this superb gem Indian. Please keep that in mind when viewing the GFRC images.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 10C 1877-CC
MS63 NGC Fatty
125704001
F-108
Choice $1125 New September 1! 1877/6-CC, Bold Overdate, Fully Struck, Natural Gray Patina, Very Choice, NGC Gen 3.0 Fatty Holder!. Price Reduction September 1 2020. Wow! What an exceptional example of the 1877/6-CC overdate. A fully choice specimen with old time gray-rose patina over steely fields. Since being Mint States and lacking wear, a 10x loupe inspection of the flag of the second 7 digit clearly shows the earlier top loop of the 6 digit. Beyond the overdate, the F-108 obverse die features a repunched date and large diagonal die scratch in the lower shield. Strike is 100% complete with boldly impressed devices on both sides. Fairly graded and housed in Gen 3.0 NGC Fatty holder with brown outlined label. If you've always wished for an example of the 1877/6-CC overdate with complete diagnostics, this is your opporunity. Recently consignment from an old time collection and never submitted to CAC. Definitely worth the pricing premium.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45 PCGS
83897580

Original $180 New September 1! Arrows & Rays Type, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Near-Choice Original, Pikes Peak Collection. A no question original 1853 Arrows & Rays quality with natural gun metal gray patina and reverse verdigris inside the rays. Strike is nearly complete with only the upper right field stars lacking connected centrils. Ideal for type collectors on a budget. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Trade 1 1874 Trade 1 1874
AU58 NGC
4726415001

Choice $1200 New August 31! Heavily Exported, Near-Gem, Mirrored Fields, Superb Bright Light Eye Appeal. Like other Trade dollar issues, 1874 Philadelphia strikes were shipped to the Orient as commercial payment. Few pieces remained well preserved in the United States leading to a scarcity of AU58 and Mint State survivors. PCGS has graded only fourteen at the AU58 grade level. Late August 2020 brought the arrival of a "duplicates" shipment to GFRC from a collector who is intensely passionate about Trade dollars. GFRC immediately purchased the lot including this near-gem 1874 strike. Eye appeal is the operative word for this offering. Fields are moderately mirrored on both sides with few distractions. Luster is reflective and crisp. Obverse coloring is gun metal gray-blue with some peripheral gold. That gold toning is predominant throughout the reverse with a narrow blue arc at the rim. Surfaces and toning scream originality. Housed in new large font NGC holder. If not immediately sold, this piece will be heading to CAC on the next submission. Please note that GFRC images are woefully inadequate as this piece is most pleasing.
Trade 1 1876CC Trade 1 1876-CC
EF45 NGC
3802636001
I/II
Choice HOLD
$1350
New August 31! Type I/II, Popular Carson City Issue, Natural Gray Patina, Well Struck. 1876 Carson City struck Trade dollars continue be popular with collectors. A hub design transition and a double die reverse variety lead to this date being pursued by collectors for multiple reasons. This new offering arrived as a duplicate from a long time Trade dollar collector and was immediately purchased. Surfaces are 100% original and covered with natural gray patina. Strike is well executed with steely fields. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. I am not aware of this piece being submitted to CAC.
Trade 1 1878S Trade 1 1878-S
AU58 NGC
4741398012

Choice $600 New August 31! Choice Original, Steely Luster, Mottled Gray Patina, Eye Appeal. If in the market for a choice AU58 graded Trade dollar, you've come to the right place. This 1878-S example was recently purchased as part of a large lot from a passionate Trade dollar collector. His duplicates continue to be well above average in terms of originality and eye appeal. This example features light to medium gray patina with some mottled characteristics. Steely luster is evident on both sides during bright light inspection. Fields are mostly unabraded with just two small contact marks. A pleasing example for type or as part of an AU level date and mintmark set. Housed in new large font NGC holder. I am not aware of this piece being submitted to CAC.
Barber 50C 1899 Barber 50C 1899
AU55 PCGS
36163658

Original $335 New August 29! Golden-Gray Coloring, Original Surfaces, Complete Strike, Eye Appeal. A fully struck 1899 Barber half that was just taken in on trade. Surfaces appear to be mostly lighter gray during in-hand inspection. Adding a bright light, exposes peripheral gold and hints of aquamarine. Surfaces are unabraded other than a well hidden micro-line in the right obverse field. Strike is complete with all reverse arrow stems well defined and fully separated. An ideal candidate for the collector attempting to build a Barber half dollar date set and staying with natural toning rather than dipped white surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1818/7 Capped Bust 50C 1818/7
Small 8
EF40
PCGS
38787580
O-102
Choice $695 New August 29! 1818/7 Overdate, Small 8, Wheat-Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Residual Luster. Popular second 1818/7 overdate (O-102) with the upper loop of the final 8 digit containing the flag and diagonal segment of the prior 7 digit. Natural toning is on display with wheat-gray patina covering both sides. Adding a bright light reveals unabraded steely fields and residual luster. Reverse features embedded center rose surrounding by peripheral blues; very pretty. Surfaces are entirely choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval and "Small 8" listed on the PCGS label.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 5C 1830
MS64
NGC
5704259019
LM-7
Choice $1385 New August 29! Well Preserved Near-Gem, Frosty Luster, Rose-Gold Patina, Bold Strike. A meticulous preserved little Capped Bust half dime that is sure to please those who seek strict originality. This near-gem offers unabraded surfaces covered by a rose-gold skin. The toning pattern suggests some type of paper album storage when viewing the rose reverse center and peripheral gold pattern. Luster has a frosty texture with moderate cartwheels due to the thick patina. Strike is essentially complete other than the ends of the claws. Housed in NGC large font holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Seated 10C 1866 Seated 10C 1866
AU50 PCGS
28254934
F-102b
Choice $2250 New August 29! Rare Philadelphia Civil War Date, Frosty Luster, Lavender-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces. . Any circulated 1866 dime reaching the market is an important development. Certified PCGS populations at combined AU grades total only seven pieces. Few have ever come to auction. GFRC is thrilled to be offering this AU50 specimen, one of three certified at the grade. Considerable frosty luster remains from choice surfaces. Coloring is mostly gold-lavender with hints of blue during bright light review. A no question circulation strike due to softness at Liberty's head. Reverse has wire rims. Accurately graded with light wear plus two micro ticks on the knees. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 50C 1832
Small Letters
AU55 PCGS
38420285

Choice $825 New August 28! Small Letters, Near Gem at Grade, Hammered Strike, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Attractive Peripheral Burnt Gold. Relisted - Customer Non-Payment. An ideal Capped Bust half dollar type coin with substantial eye appeal. Swirling cartwheels are most enticing during initial bright light inspection. The hammered strike is highlighted by brilliant frosty luster and peripheral burnt gold toning. Faint granular mint frost is present through the main devices and into the fields. Handpicked for its gorgeous eye appeal and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1841 Seated 10C 1841
AU50
PCGS
29200281
F-103
Choice $275 New August 28! Repunched 184, Die Crack Through (S)TATES, Gun Metal Gray, Residual Frosty Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A exceptional example of the 1841 F-103 repunched date with natural gun metal gray skin and residual frosty luster. All diagnostics are bold. The F-103 obverse is easily identified by repunching below the 184 digits. Elevated die scratches between the rim and stars 12 and 13 are secondary diagnostic points, but will fade with die wear. The 1841 F-103 die pairing is much scarcer than F-104 when the obverse is paired with a second reverse die that shows progressive die rust. This lovely example was employed for the macro images for the F-103 die variety at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors or fondly known as the "web-book". Purchased raw at the January 2000 Winter FUN show and later graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1881 Seated 10C 1881
PF63 NGC
553385005
F-101
Choice $525 New August 28! Sharp Reflective Mirrors, Center Rose, Peripheral Blues, Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Relisted - Customer Non-Payment. An attractive 1881 F-101 proof strike that was purchase during October 1999 as part of the web-book research project. This specimen is wicked nice given the assigned grade. Surfaces are sharply mirrored with minimum abrasions. An attractive center rose is wonderfully framed by peripheral blues. Strike is fully executed. Eye appeal and bright light performance if that of a higher grade. The F-101 plate coin within the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
AU53 NGC
4765248008

Original HOLD
$785
New August 28! Double Date, Late Die State, Extensive Reverse Cracks, Steely Fields. The WB-1 die pairing is listed by Bugert with illustrations of early to late die state progression including reverse die cracking and polished out reverse shield lines. This offerings was struck at the end of the die pairing's lifespan. Heavy die cracks are seen throughout the reverse legend along with missing reverse vertical shields lines. Similarly, the obverse die has been lapped resulting in partial stars 1 through 3 and a loss of some the date doubling. This accurately graded example still presents a bold strike and steely fields. Toning is a light lavender-gray with peripheral gold. Housed in new large font NGC holder with die variety attribution that reads, "1845/45, FS-303 LDS". An important offering for the Liberty Seated half dollar variety specialist as I can't imagine a later die state.
Trade 1 1874S Trade 1 1874-S
MS61 ANACS
6041447

Choice $1650 New August 28! Attractive Peripheral Toning, Steely Luster, Choice at Grade. Please don't let the ANACS gold label holder impact potential consideration for this attractively toned 1874 San Francisco struck Trade dollar. 1874 brought large commercial demand for Trade dollars to be used for the China trade. Most of the San Francisco output was shipped to the Orient. Enough Mint State examples were saved and are available for present day collectors. This well preserved example offers attractive ring toning on both sides. A dense aquamarine patina surrounds untoned centers. Luster is of a steely texture and active during bright light inspection. Fields abrasions are consistent with the assigned grade. This offering is a special color coin with the associated premium.
Seated 25C 1841O Seated 25C 1841-O
VF25
PCGS
29420222
Briggs 1-A
Choice $225 New August 27! Crusty Olive-Gold Gray, Choice Surfaces, Steely Fields, Tenafly Collection.. What a great 1841-O quarter in terms of strict originality! An olive-gold and gray skin covers both sides on this choice Seated quarter. Steely fields are unabraded with the obverse fields turning blue during bright light inspection. Center strikes are weak leading to conservative grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Another quality duplicate from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
F15 NGC
1884789005

Choice HOLD
$1100
New August 27! No Arrows, Closed 3, Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Tenafly Collection. The 1873 No Arrows Closed 3 variety is a well known rarity in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage is only 40,000 with a low survival rate. Care must be taken to check the reverse shield for diagnostics that separate true circulation strikes from proof strikes. I've done that check and can assure that this Tenafly Collection example is indeed a circulation strike. This is an original offering with attractive gray surfaces. Blemishes are limited to a few tiny micro ticks that are well within expectations at the assigned grade. Wear is uniform. I've handled a far number of 1873 No Arrows Closed 3 quarters during my GFRC tenure and see this F15 offering as one of the nicest in lower circulated grades. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Capped Bust 5C 1831 Capped Bust 5C 1831
EF45
NGC
4707640003
LM-5
Choice $260 New August 26! Near-Gem for Grade, Golden Brown Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, Hammered Strike . The Capped Bust half dime series is a short series that can be easily collected by date and expanded to major varieties. Not a lot of numismatic capital is required to acquire some wonderful early Americana artifacts. This near-gem 1831 LM-5 has pristine surfaces and natural golden-brown patina. Strike is hammered with every device detail fully impressed. A top shelf offering at the assigned grade level. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
S/Horizontal S
EF40 PCGS
80832158
Briggs 4-D
Choice $275 New August 26! Popular S/Horizontal S Variety, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Always popular and part of the Liberty Seated quarter Top 25 Varieties set on the GFRC Open Set Registry. Surfaces are strictly original and choice. A crusty gray patina covers both sides. Bright light viewing exposes gun metal blue hues at the periphery and throughout the reverse. The Horizontal S mintmark is bold and easily seen with a 10x loupe. Overall, a pleasing example that is faily graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. The PCGS label contains the S/Horizontal S attribution. A fresh duplicate from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1875 Seated 50C 1875
AU58 PCGS
13311551

Choice $400 New August 26! Pleasing Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Creamy Gold Patina, Completely Struck. Let's start the description for this gorgeous 1875 Seated half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This near gem offers supeb eye appeal and will be enjoyed by fans of strict originality. Brilliant frosty luster plus active cartwheels combine with creamy golden surfaces to create a most pleasing visual experience. Darker mottled gold covers the peripheries. Strike is essentially complete. Struck from a rust obverse die with heavy die pitting throughout the gown lines. Reverse has a long arcing die crack from the arrow heads up through AMERICA. A 10x loupe inspection revealed little if any rub on the high points. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 5C 1845 Seated 5C 1845
MS63
NGC
4704009007

Choice $450 New August 26! Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, Strict Originality, Please Eye Appeal. Frosty luster abounds on this lovely 1845 Seated half dime along with orange-gold and peripheral blues. Strike is completed with faint reverse die clashing. A pretty early half dime that will surely delight the next owner. Fully choice and worthy of that GFRC quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Shield 5C 1875 Shield 5C 1875
MS65 PCGS
37611399

Gem $1150 New August 26! Better Philadelphia Date, Gem Surfaces, Brilliant Luster, Early Die State Strike, Palos Verdes Collection. The Palos Verdes Collection consignment contains a wonderful 1875 Shield nickel with brilliant metallic luster. This gem is accurate graded with hammered strike. All vertical and horizontal shield lines are completely defined with clear separation. Faint die polish lines are seen behind the primary obverse devices. Most important for type collectors, seeking pristine examples, is the lack of die cracks that is commonplace on Shield nickels. A no question gem with huge luster and serious eye appeal. If building a type set and searching for an exceptional Shield nickel, this candidate warrants serious attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 10C 1907S Barber 10C 1907-S
MS62 PCGS
13278715

Choice $450 New August 25! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Attractive Toning, Choice Surfaces, Palos Verdes Collection. The Barber coinage series are full of surprises since this design circulated heavily for years. Once entering circulation, Barber coinage circulated through the Great Depression. Few Mint State examples were saved for many dates including the 1907 San Francisco issue. From a mintage of over three million, PCGS has graded about one hundred examples in all Mint States grades. This MS62 certified example, from the Palos Verdes Collection, is fully choice with brilliant frosty luster. A luscious peripheral gold ring nicely frames the obverse while intermixed aquamarine-gold covers the reverse. Sure to please. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust 10C 1827 Capped Bust 10C 1827
AU55
PCGS
11282147
JR-11
Choice $875 New August 25! Choice Original, Palos Verdes Collection. Capped Bust dimes in the important AU55 through AU58 grades appear to be a compelling value. Adding in CAC approval further strengthens that observation. Brilliant frosty luster and light champagne toning are the primary highlights of this 1827 JR-11 duplicate from the Palos Verdes Collection. Mint bloom surrounds a portion of the stars and reverse legend. Reverse is clashed with one stray line between left facing wing and lower leg. If lustrous early type is your focus, this offering will make the grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1864 Indian 1C 1864
Copper Nickel
MS62 PCGS
36200061

Choice $245 New August 25! Copper Nickel, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Choice with Eye Appeal, Palos Verdes Collection. An ideal copper nickel Indian for type. One typically sees frosty luster on copper nickel strikes but not the case for the Palos Verdes duplicate. This 1864 Indian is a viewing joy under bright light. Fields a mildly proof like and radiate crisp reflective luster. Lots of eye appeal as the viewing is uninterrupted by blemishes. A quality piece for selective collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Eagle Eye PhotoSeal approval.
Seated 10C 1868S Seated 10C 1868-S
AU53 PCGS
19911830
F-101a
Original $850 New August 25! Underrated Date at Offered Grade, Natural Gray Patina, Obvious Reverse Strike Doubling. 1868 Seated dime San Francisco strikes are slowly securing their deserved recognition. This date has been underrated for years and locating any example in problem free AU or better is cause for celebration. Mintage is a low 260,000 pieces with PCGS population report showing only eleven graded in all AU grades (AU50, AU53, AU55 and AU58). Considering PCGS has been in operation since 1986, that is one example graded every three years. Surprisingly, this date is more available in Mint State with twenty pieces graded. The offered example is strictly original with classic gray patina and residual luster that is stronger on the reverse. Overall strike is better than average strick from early die state dies. The reverse exhibits heavy strike doubling at the lower ribbon ends and mintmark. Interestingly, Breen listed this strike doubling as #3347 in his Encyclopeida and commented, "1868-S Doubled rev. die, Very rare. Doubling obvious on ribbons and parts of the wreath." Research by Fortin has proven that the "doubling" is actually strike doubling and not working die doubling during hubbing process. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. From the Palos Verdes Collection.
Seated 25C 1855S Seated 25C 1855-S
AU50 NGC
1893373008
Briggs 1-A
Original $1650 New August 25! Rare Reverse A Crumbled Die State, Initial Seated Quarter Produced at San Francisco Mint, Rose-Gray Patina, Palos Verdes Collection. The Palos Verdes Collection is releasing an important crumbled reverse die example of the Briggs 1-A die pairing. Noted Seated half dollar specialist, Greg Johnson, discusses the progressive reverse die disintegration of 1855-5 Reverse A in a E-Gobrecht Article dating back to December 2010 (http://www.seateddimevarieties.com/Quarter_QOM/1855s_lds_rev.htm). In that article, Greg presents an image of an 1855-S reverse that illustrates "the crumbling of the die around the eagle and STATES OF AMERICA and states that, "After looking for these coins for more than 4 years I think, with enough patience, it is possible for the interested collector to put together a die progression of this reverse die if one is not too picky about the condition and grade of the coins. Such a progression would begin with early die states that show no abnormal wear or deterioration and proceed through intermediate die states that show the beginning of the deterioration around the eagle and legend, concluding with very late die states in which there appears to be nearly as much metal in the halo around the eagle as there is making up the eagle itself." The 1855-S Seated quarter date is the first quarter struck at the San Francisco mint. Reverse A is probably the first reverse die to be used until fully disintegrated. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. An important acquisition for the Liberty Seated quarter die variety specialist.
Seated 25C 1872CC Seated 25C 1872-CC
VF35 NGC
5743801002
Briggs 1-A
Original $8000 New August 25! Rare Carson City Date, Light Rose-Gray Patina, Bold Devices, Palos Verdes Collection. The 1872 Carson City Seated quarter date is a rarity in any grade and worthy of serious consideration. GFRC is pleased to be offering a mid-grade example from the Palos Verdes Collection. This attractive quarter features pleasing rose-lavender-gray patina on both sides. Primary devices are bold with a well defined central devices and scroll. According to Dave Bowers' A Guide Book of Liberty Seated Silver Coins (2016), delivery figures for the 1872-CC quarter include 8,000 coins on February 29, 5,750 on March 30, 5,100 on September 27, and 4,000 on December 31 for a total of 22,850 pieces. An infrequent opportunity for Liberty Seated quarter specialists to make a significant upgrade. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$10 1799 Gold G$10 1799
Draped Bust
AU55
PCGS
60121719
BD-5
Gem $34750 New August 24! Small Stars Obverse, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Surface Quality, Copper . A beautifully toned honey-orange example with considerable satin luster remaining. The devices are deeply impressed and bold. Surfaces are remarkably smooth for an early $10 eagle that saw minmal time in circulation. Bass-Dannreuther 5 is among the rarest of the ten known die marriages of the 1799 Heraldic eagle. Estimated population might be as low as 25 coins (per John W. Dannreuther, 2006). Obverse diagnostic includes a bold die crack from the cap through top of star 7 to rim. The reverse has a notable die chip in the lower shield. The Draped Bust gold eagles as a scarce series. Exceptionally well preserved specimens and always sought after by the most experienced type collectors and early gold specialists. This rare BD-5 die variety provides an additional dimension to the desirability. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. The plate coin for the Small Stars Obverse variety in the 1999 reference United States Ten Dollar Gold Eagles: 1795-1804 by Anthony J. Taraszka. From the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1915 Gold G$10 1915
Indian
MS60 NGC
4840162011

Choice HOLD
$1200
New August 24! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Extensive Mint Frost, Osprey Collection. There seems to be a disconnect between this 1915 $10 Indian and its NGC holder. The Osprey Collection is well known for locating U.S. gold with above average eye appeal and surfaces. When I look up after inspecting the coin and saw MS60 on the NG label, a double take was necessary. Brilliant frosty luster is eye catching and of a higher grade. There are no notable abrasions other than typical micro chatter seen on $10 Indians. I don't typical issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for a coin graded MS60 but will make an exception in this case. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$5 1802/1 Gold G$5 1802/1
Draped Bust
AU58
NGC
652843001

Choice $18500 New August 24! Draped Bust Large Eagle Type, Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with a fine lot of quality U.S. gold including this noteworthy 1802/1 $5 gold piece. A one of kind offering when considering the original frosty mint bloom and gorgeous orange-gold patina over center green-gold. When placed under a light source, orange-yellow-gold mint frost surrounds the obverse stars and reverse legend. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worth of mention even with the time in circulation. Some micro chatter will be found in the obverse fields. Mintage was limited to 53,176 though present day survival rate is above average. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1913D Barber 50C 1913-D
AU58 PCGS
31590406

Choice $500 New August 23! Small Mintage, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Untoned Surfaces, Attractive Cartwheels. 1913 brought a huge blizzard to Denver during the month of December per online research. Mintage of the Barber half dollar was limited to roughly one half million strikes. The date is popular due to low mintage but did not circulate as other earlier dates. This AU58 survivor brings flashy brilliant luster to your collector. Bottom sides were struck by dies with a textured frost finishes. Surfaces are untoned at first glance but bright light inspection reveals faint peripheral gold. There is rub on the cheek and lower bust. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Barber 50C 1913S Barber 50C 1913-S
AU58 PCGS
28651406

Choice HOLD
$800
New August 23! Scarce AU and Better, Bold Steely Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Faint Pewter-Chrome Coloring, Lots of Eye Appeal. Let's open the description with a mea culpa concerning the images of this choice 1913 San Francisco Barber half dollar strike. The images do not accurately capture the overall beauty and especially the bold steely luster that explodes under a light source. Cartwheels action is dazzling with the speckled toning not coming into focus. Toning can be best described as pewter-chrome given the surface texture. A quality example of a scarce date in AU and very scarce in Mint State. There is one micro line in the right obverse field that would probably hold the piece back from CAC approval. Otherwise lots of eye appeal on display. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Gold G$10 1901 Gold G$10 1901
Liberty
MS64 PCGS
39866976

Choice $1400 New August 23! Flashy Luster, Shimmering Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck . Greenish-gold coloring and flashy frosty luster are readily evident when first viewing this choice 1901 $10 eagle. Once again, GFRC photography limitations do allow for a full appreciation of the huge mint bloom. A few micro toning spots have been amplified by the image processing. A pretty piece of half ounce Indian design gold for those that wish to have a combination numismatic and bullion play. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$10 1932 Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
39866983

Choice $1625 New August 23! Ideal $10 Eagle Candidate, Brilliant Metallic Luster, Huge Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold. Once in awhile I will stumble on an exceptional gold piece when working through dealer boxes. This 1832 eagle warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation and is guaranteed to please the new owner. Ideal for a type set given the superb eye appeal. Luster has a metallic satiny texture with razor sharp cartwheels. Under a light source, this piece is a "headlight". With 10x loupe, one can see the tightly pebbled die flow lines from eroded dies. Coloring is greenish-gold. Accurately graded due to a few well hidden contact marks on the obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1925D Gold G$2.5 1925-D
Indian
MS65
PCGS
13101756

Gem $2750 New August 23! Satiny Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, CAC Approval. This gem 1925-D $2.5 quarter eagle brings glowing satiny luster medium orange-gold coloring as the main highlights. Definitely worthy of a gem grade level type set or inclusion into a date set project. Faint greenish-gold coloration on the reverse is exposed with angled lighting. A well struck example with minimal abrasions. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide is $2880.
Gold G$2.5 1926 Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS65
PCGS
05892522

Gem $2750 New August 23! Satiny Luster, Thick Orange-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, CAC Approval. If collectors are having trouble differentiating satiny and frosty luster, this 1926 $2.5 quarter eagle will provide a strong visual for satiny luster. Satiny luster results from surfaces struck by worn dies or with a micro pebbled finish. Any angled lightly activates the satiny sheen on this lovely gem. Coloring is thick orange with some hints of greenish-gold at the periphery. Obverse strike is hammered and about as good as it gets. Perfect for advanced type or date set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide is $2880.
Gold G$5 1847C Gold G$5 1847-C
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
25601031

Choice $3150 New August 23! Well Preserved Charlotte Survivor, Green-Gold Coloring, Reflective Luster, Choice Surfaces. Mintage for 1847 Charlotte half eagles reached the 84,151 level that year. Most survivors will be found in the VF through low AU grades. This new GFRC offering is wicked nice as they same in Downeast Maine. Surfaces retain reflective characteristics even at the assigned EF45 grade. Green-gold centers are overlaid with copper shades at the periphery. Strike is complete other than a touch of weakness of the reverse arrow feathers. Overall, a pleasing piece that presents well with no distractions. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide as a reference.
Capped Bust 10C 1814 Capped Bust 10C 1814
Large Date
EF40
PCGS
34958806
JR-3
Choice $775 New August 22! Large Date, Peripheral Old Album Toning, Pleasing Viusals, CAC Approval. A premium 1814 JR-3 Large Date Capped Bust dime that should please the most selective collectors. Surfaces retain frosty luster and light cartwheels consistent with a higher grade. Base coloring is light gray with old album peripheral toning on the obverse and light gold on the reverse. Mint frost is seen within the main devices and surrounding the stars and legend. Surfaces are unabraded and choice. Heavy die clashing is visible throughout the obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Yes, there is a slight premium in the asking price for the eye appeal and above average preservation state.
Gold G$1 1922 Gold G$1 1922
Early Commemoratives
MS67 NGC
3211535010
No Star
Gem $2150 New August 22! Grant, No Star, Superb Gem, Incredible Mint Bloom, Hampden Collection. Consignor Buy-Out August 22 and Reduced Price - A highlight of the Hampden consignment, this superb gem Grant dollar exhibits virtually perfect surfaces and exceptional luster, more than conveyed by the images. The Without Star variety is less cluttered on the obverse, showcasing the work of Laura Gardin Fraser, who also engraved the dies for many other U.S. commemoratives. On the Grant piece, the texturing within the leaves is finely and exceptionally done, a testament to the engraver's skill. The Grant pieces were sold at the time of issue to assist in financing preservation of the Grant birth home in Point Pleasant, OH, with No Star gold examples priced at three dollars. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert. NGC has graded only 12 pieces higher, all in MS68.
Seated 25C 1865S Seated 25C 1865-S
VG10 PCGS
80625486

Choice $400 New August 22! Challenging Civil War San Francisco Date, Thick Original Toning, Unabraded Surfaces. A better Civil War date with limited mintage of 41,000 and low surviving population. 1865-S quarters are typically seen in the lower circulated grades as is the case here. This VG10 example is 100% original with choice surfaces. Toning probably came from a paper envelope given the uniform coloring on both sides. An ideal candidate for those attempting a Liberty Seated quarter set on a tight budget. You will not lose money during the upgrade and resale.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 50C 1866-S
VF35
PCGS
34490758

Choice $320 New August 22! With Motto, Scare Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. After years of looking at thousands of Bust and Seated coins, one gains a sense of well above average eye appeal. This newly offered 1886-S Motto halves is one of those situation where the eye appeal is more important than the PCGS assigned grade. Moderate gray fields provide a contrasting backdrop to the lighter wear points. Circulated cameo eye appeal is always in demand among sophisticated collectors therefore, I expect this 1866-S offering to not last long on the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.