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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1842 Seated 10C 1842
Contemporary Counterfeit
F15 raw
C-101
Choice HOLD
$95
New June 17! Hand Cut Dies, Light White Metal, Rotated Reverse, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This 1842 contemporary counterfeit, from hand cut dies, was previously described in the July 1981 Gobrecht Journal by John McCloskey. John indicated his example weighed only 33 grains, some 8 grains lighter than genuine pieces. All examples seen have been in a white metal. Found with varying degrees of reverse rotation. This offering has a weight of 2.1 grams versus 2.67 grams for normal mint strike dime of that period. This strictly original piece saw considerable circulation and has been in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since September 1988. It was purchased at a local Maine coin show as a genuine piece per the seller. This is the plate coin for the Contemporary Counterfeit module at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Seated 10C 1849 Seated 10C 1849
Contemporary Counterfeit
EF40 raw
C-101
Original HOLD
$85
New June 17! Obverse of 1849 F-101, Thin Level Date, Medal Turn Die Alignment, Casted Origin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This 1849 specimen appears to be cast from a mold with obverse characteristics matching that of 1849 F-101 dimes. The thin date digits and date placement are the diagnostics that lead to this conclusion. 1849 F-101 is the most common 1849 variety, therefore one could expect that a coin from U.S. Mint served as model for counterfeiting purposes. The offered example was purchased during February 2001 and is the only example seen since that time. Weight is 2.1 grams as compared to 2.67 grams for genuine mint product. There is not reeding with the potential mold inlet at star 5 based on metal deformity. Obverse : reverse alignment is medal turn. Listed as C-101 is the contemporary counterfeit module at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Type 1 Obverse
AU50 raw
F-103
R4
Original $100 New June 17! Type 1 Obverse, Weak Date and Denomination Transfer, Original Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Fairly Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Type 1 F-103 obverse can be characterized by a weakly punched date. The date digit punch barely penetrated the die's surface leaving a faint impression. Easily and R4 rarity or better as i have seen as few examples of this die pairing. The reverse is perfect but comes with a weak denomination at the die's center point. In particular the letters O(N)E and D(IM)E were marginally transferred to the working die. The offered example is strictly original with light uniform gray patina. Residual luster is evident on both sides but especially in the reverse. Strike is weak at the obverse head. The F-103 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Type 1 Obverse
EF45 raw
F-108
Market Acceptable $60 New June 17! Type 1 Obverse, Weak Denomination, Gray Patina, Old Clean, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Type 1 F-108 obverse die variety and plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. This offering has a bold strike but was cleaned a long time ago and has since recovered with gray patina. Surfaces are too glossy to be original. Net graded to EF45. A difficult die variety. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Type 2 Obverse
EF45 raw
F-110
Original HOLD
$60
New June 17! Type 2 Obverse, Original Gray Patina, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Type II F-110 obverse example with light gray patina. Bold strike with all devices deeply impressed. Purchased April 1999 and part of the Gerry Fortin reference collection since that time.
3Cent Silver 3C 1861 3Cent Silver 3C 1861
MS64
PCGS
34878145

Choice $675 New June 16! Double Struck, Near Gem Original, Gold-Aquamarine and Gray Patina, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A lovely 1861 3 cent silver offering with well preserved surfaces. Toning is consistent on both sides and includes aquamarine, gold and gray intermixed shades. High on the cool scale is the fact that this piece was double strike being off center. This fact is easily seen on the obverse with separate outlines of the star visible in the area below the top point. Adding to the cool factor is a hand written note from John Albanese, on his typical yellow circular sticker that reads, "Double Struck |1st Time Off Center". No blemishes with absolutely mark free rims. A bit stronger luster would have won a Gem quality rating. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval was also recently acquired. A noteworthy offering from the Titan Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 25C 1892
AU55
PCGS
24746895

Choice HOLD
$150
New June 16! Choice Original, Crusty Rose-Gold and Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A lovely initial Barber quarter offering from the Titan Collection. Rich crusty rose-gold and blue patina covers both sides. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. A fine offering from the Titan Collection.
Barber 25C 1892O Barber 25C 1892-O
EF45 PCGS
13661835

Original $175 New June 16! Original Light Gray, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A lovely 1892 New Orleans strike with light gray patina and residual luster. Strike is well executed and uniform. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Titan Collection.
Barber 50C 1892 Barber 50C 1892
AU58
PCGS
28367152

Choice $515 New June 16! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. if you like your Barber coinage with old time crusty original surfaces rather than blast white, then this 1892 Philadelphia strike is for you. Obverse is covered with thick uniform gray skin while the reverse has a semi-transparent layer of gold, rose and orange shades. Reverse cartwheel luster is vibrant but obverse luster is muted by the thick patina. Completely struck with no blemishes to mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Ttitan Collection.
Barber 50C 1893 Barber 50C 1893
AU58
PCGS
33777829

Gem HOLD
$600
New June 16! Gem Original, Olive-Gold and Rose Patina, Frosty Luster, Excellent Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation by the GFRC staff. Eye appeal is substantial concerning this gorgeous 1893 Barber half dollar. In hand coloring is a combination of olive-gold and rose patina with blues at the centers on both sides. Adding a light source releases frosty luster and exposes steely fields. Reverse toning is a mixture of all rainbow colors depending on the viewing angle. Strike is complete and there are no blemishes to report. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A noteworthy offering from the Titan Collection of fine numismatic properties. Asking price is fair based on a quick inspection of CoinFact auction records with CAC green bean.
Barber 50C 1900S Barber 50C 1900-S
AU55
PCGS
26240095

Choice $550 New June 16! Choice Original, Thick Olive-Gray Patina, Heavy Obverse Die Cracks, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A well preserved turn of the century San Francisco strike, Surfaces are covered with thick olive-gray patina that mutes portions of the residual luster. Obverse offers a gray center with olive at the periphery while the reverse is consistently olive toned with darker hues at the rims. Well struck with heavy die cracks at the lower obverse. There are no distracting blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Ttitan Collection.
Barber 50C 1907 Barber 50C 1907
AU58 PCGS
26647975

Choice $500 New June 16! Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Pastel Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. Soft satiny cartwheel luster and pastel coloring are the highlight of this lovely 1907 Barber half dollar. Both sides are toned with intermixed rose-gold and aquamarine shades. Luster is active under a light source. A choice original example with no blemishes whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another quality offering from the Ttitan Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Barber 50C 1915S Barber 50C 1915-S
EF40
PCGS
34878159

Choice HOLD
$195
New June 16! Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Circulated Cameo Effects, Conservative Grading, Titan Collection. A choice original 1915-S strike with well preserved surfaces. Classic gray patina is found on both sides. Circulated cameo appearance due to the much darker fields as compared to the lighter main devices. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Yet another quality offering from the Titan Collection for fans of strictly silver coinage.
Capped Bust 50C 1839O Capped Bust 50C 1839-O
Reeded Edge
VF20 NGC
2715534002
GR-4
R4
Original $1450 New June 16! Medal Coin Turn Die Alignment, Very Scarce Die Variety, Thick Crusty Original Ebony-Gray Patina, Titan Collection. The 1839-O Reeded Edge date is always in demand. With the introduction of Dick Graham's "A Registrry of Die Varieties for Reeded Edge Half Dollars 1836-1839", collectors can take their reeded edge half dollar passion to new levels. The 1839-O GR-4 die variety is very scarce according to Graham. He then explains that the initial production setup for the GR-4 die pairing was mistakenly done with medal coin turn die alignment and corrected shortly thereafter. A few examples, with medal coin turn die alignment, have reached the market in the last 15 years with all being in lower circulated grades. This offering is completely new to market. Surfaces are 100% original and covered with thick crusty ebony-gray patina on both sides. There are no blemishes as this piece was well preserved. Grading is accurate but again the value lies in the GR-4 die variety rarity and the rare die alignment. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. An important numismatic offering from the Titan Collection .
Indian 1C 1908S Indian 1C 1908-S
MS63RB
NGC
2726076016

Choice $525 New June 16! Better Late Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Excellent Color Uniformity, Conservative Grading, Titan Collection. Definitely on the higher end of the MS63 grade range due to conservative grading. This pleasing 1908 San Francisco strike has consistent red-brown color uniformity with stronger reds on the reverse. Under a light source, deep red cartwheel luster is immediately evident. Blemishes are to a minimum with none worth mentioning. Conservatively graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A quality numismatic offering from the Titan Collection .
Walking Liberty 50C 1917 Walking Liberty 50C 1917
MS64 PCGS
34114801

Choice $395 New June 16! Second Year Issue Philadephia Issue, Choice Original, Lovely Antique Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. An attractive 1917 Philadelphia strike with partial antique gold patina on both sides. Frosty cartwheel luster is a bit muted by the thick crusty patina. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An eye appealing offering from the Titan Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Walking Liberty 50C 1933S Walking Liberty 50C 1933-S
AU58
PCGS
34878156

Choice $595 New June 16! Better Date, Choice Original, Thick Gold, Olive and Rose Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. If a fan of natural toned Walking Liberty halves, rather than blast white surfaces, then this 1933-S is for your. Surfaces are choice original and well preserved. A thick layer of rose, gold and olive patina covered both sides. Under a light source, frosty cartwheel luster remains active regardless of the thick patina. Strike is nearly complete with separated thumb and fully formed vertical gown lines. This piece saw limited circulation and then was put away in storage. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another nicely toned offering from the Titan Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Morgan $1 1878CC Morgan $1 1878-CC
GSA Hoard
MS64+ NGC
4657507001

Choice $1875 New June 14! GSA Holder, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Vicksburg Collection. An important offering for collectors of Carson City dated Morgans in GSA holders. The 1878-CC date, in original GSA holder, is quite scarce in higher mint state graded as certified by NGC. The example offers vibrant cartwheel luster and minimal abasions. A faint golden skin is evident on the surfaces. Housed in original GSA holder with NGC banded certification. No box or papers. Another significant offering from the Vicksburg Collection.
Morgan $1 18808/7 Morgan $1 18808/7
GSA Hoard
MS62 NGC
4657507002
VAM-5
Original $650 New June 14! 8/7 Overdate, GSA Holder, Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Vicksburg Collection. An important 1880-CC VAM-5 (8/7) offering from the Vicksburg Collection. Accuartely graded at the MS62 grade level. There is ample frosty cartwheel under a light source but grade limiting abrasions are seen on the obverse. Housed in original GSA holder with NGC banded certification. No box or papers.
Morgan $1 1884CC Morgan $1 1884-CC
GSA Hoard
MS64 NGC
4657507005

Choice $275 New June 14! GSA Holder, Choice Original, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Devices, Accurately Graded,.Vicksburg Collection. A quality 1884 Carson City with eye catching cartwheel luster and few abrasions. GFRC images accurately present this pleasing Morgan dollar. Reverse die, used to strike this example, is heavily cracked. Housed in original GSA holder with NGC banded certification. No box or papers. Another quality offering from the Vicksburg Collection.
Morgan $1 1884CC Morgan $1 1884-CC
GSA Hoard
MS63+ NGC
4657507004

Choice $250 New June 14! GSA Holder, Choice Original, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Devices, Fairly Graded, Vicksburg Collection. Blast white frosty surfaces offer considerable swirling cartwheel luster under a light source. Obverse blemishes are quite limited and support the overall eye appeal. Housed in original GSA holder with NGC banded certification. No box or papers. Another quality offering from the Vicksburg Collection.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 10C 1854-O
EF40 PCGS
30447884
F-108
Choice $130 New June 14! Choice Original, Thick Crusty Patina, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. In the Fortin reference collection since March 1992, the 1854-O F-108 "web-book" plate coin and finally holdered during 2014. Breen lists an 1854-O doubled die obverse with doubling most obvious at the right stars. Greer references the same listing as G103 in his guidebook. After searching for years for this variety, this F-108 example was found to have doubling at the stars on the right side of the obverse and cross referenced to Breen and Greer. This piece offers choice original surfaces that are covered with thick crusty gray patina. Strike is bold and complete. A die crack for lower left wreath to the denticles is an another important diagnostic. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and not sent submitted to CAC.
Seated 10C 1856O Seated 10C 1856-O
EF45 PCGS
28172770
F-101
Original $145 New June 14! Large O, Lapped Reverse, Original Gray, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Another original offering from the Gerry Fortin reference collection that was acquired during during October 1999. The F-101 die pairing results from a fresh head die being paired with a worn out and lapped tail die. The reverse die has seen significant lapping resulting in a weakened legend and wreath elements. The Large O mintmark is also thin and weak. Circulated specimens in lower grades will be found with very weak legends and may grade at least a full grade lower than the obverse. This example offers light gun metal gray patina on both sides. Obverse strike is well executed. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1857O Seated 10C 1857-O
EF45 PCGS
13381345
F-103a
Original $145 New June 14! Late Die State, Large Thick O Mintmark, Rose-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The F-103a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. This well used reverse comes in a later die state with the Large O mintmark exhibiting thicker sidewalls and a reduced center opening. There is an obvious die crack from rim through AMERI(C)A to wreath. The F-103a die state was first identified by Liz Coggan at JJ Teaparty during early 2008 and communicated to me during the 2008 Summer ANA show where the discovery coin was purchased. Rich rose coloring, with some embedded gold and blues, covered both sides. Strike is well executed. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1858 Seated 10C 1858
PR66
PCGS
4126660
F-101
Gem $6750 New June 14! Scarce Proof Strike, Ex. Floyd Starr Collection, Superb Gem Original, Multicolor Radial Toning, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. Floyd Starr Collection. All 1858 proof examples originate from a single die pair with probably less than 100 survivors known. This superb gem first reached market during the 1992 Stacks sale of the Floyd Starr Collection. Added to the Gerry Fortin reference collection during the early 2000 timeframe and the "web-book" plate coin starting 2004. CAC approval was secured during 2014. Deep sea-green and golden-violet toning cover both sides with essentially flawless surfaces. Reverse radial toning is particularly attractive under a light source. Definitely a premium coin with an impressive pedigree and heritage. Housed in PCGS old green holder with "Starr" noted on the green label. I really hate to let this gorgeous example go...
Walking Liberty 50c 1938 Walking Liberty 50C 1938
MS63 NGC
4188230002

Choice $125 New June 14! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Untoned, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Vicksburg Collection. A solid 18938 Philadelphia Walking Liberty half with frosty cartwheel luster and blast white untoned surfaces. Strike is 100% complete with full head details, deeply separated vertical gown lines and also a well impressed hand and rounded thumb. Surfaces are blemish free leaving luster as the primary parameter for the assigned grade. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Old time quality from the Vicksburg Collection.
Franklin 50c 1949S Franklin 50C 1949-S
MS64 NGC
4657508004

Choice $90 New June 13! Important Date, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Bold Cartwheel Effects, Fairly Graded, Vicksburg Collection. Difficult date, a relative term for early type collectors, in the Franklin half dollar series. Brilliant frosty luster is dominate along with crisp cartwheel luster. Die polish lines are obvious on both sides, but especially in the obverse fields. Fairly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. Old time quality from the Vicksburg Collection.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan $1 1878-S
MS63 PCGS Rattler
8151868

Choice HOLD
$95
New June 13! Near Gem Original, Prooflike Reverse, Frosty Obverse, Conservative Old Time Grading, Vicksburg Collection. Forget the assigned PCGS MS63 grade as this first year 1878 San Francisco strike is conservatively graded with proof like reverse. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder. Abrasions are at a minimum and overall appearance is consistent with higher grade. Just buy this one for the next one sided PL condition. Old time quality from the Vicksburg Collection.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan $1 1878-S
MS63 NGC
4657506002

Choice HOLD
$85
New June 13! Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Transparent Golden Skin, Minimal Abrasions, Accurately Graded, Vicksburg Collection. Transparent gold skin covered both sides and nicely compliments the lightly mirrored fields. A bit more reflective luster is necessary for next grade level as abraisons are to a minimum. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder and freshly graded. Old time quality from the Vicksburg Collection.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan $1 1880-S
MS65 NGC
4657506004

Gem $125 New June 13! Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Peripheral Gold, Accurately Graded, Vicksburg Collection. I loved the frosty luster and cartwheel effects on this accurately graded 1880-S Morgan. This is some faint gold at the peripheries. Abrasions are too a minimum and nicely complements the luster. Housed in new large font NGC holder and freshly graded. Old time quality from the Vicksburg Collection.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan $1 1881-S
MS65 NGC
4657506005

Gem HOLD
$135
New June 13! Gem Original, MS66+ Eye Appeal, Huge Cartwheel Luster, Net Graded for As Made Mark, Vicksburg Collection. A first glance, one would never assign an MS65 grade to this gorgeous 1881-S Morgan as the luster is a full grade point or better. My gut feel for the grade, as viewed, is MS66+ given no abrasions other than an as made mark by star 13 that resulted in the degraded to MS65. If you want a super conversation piece at a value price then JUST BUY THIS ONE NOW! Housed in new large font NGC holder and freshly graded. Old time quality from the Vicksburg Collection.
Morgan $1 1882CC Morgan $1 1882-CC
MS63 PCGS Rattler
8023729

Gem $235 New June 13! Gem Original For Grade, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Above Average Eye Appeal, Vicksburg Collection. A solidly original 1882 Carson City struck Morgan that offers lightly mirrored fields. Obverse abrasions are limited and better than MS63 grade level. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder. Old time quality from the Vicksburg Collection that is value priced to sell.
Morgan $1 1883O Morgan $1 1883-O
MS63 NGC
4188231003

Choice HOLD
$65
New June 13! Near Gem Original, Proof Like Fields, Faint Gold Peripheries, Accurate Grading, Vicksburg Collection. A flashly 1883-O strike with proof like fields and faint golden skin that is enhanced at the peripheries. A bit of field chatter in the lower left obverse field limits the grade. Eye appeal is of a higher grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder and freshly graded. Old time quality from the Vicksburg Collection.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan $1 1885
MS64 NGC
4657506009

Choice HOLD
$70
New June 13! Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Skin, Minimal Abrasions, Choice Original, Vicksburg Collection. Housed in new large font NGC holder and freshly graded. Old time quality from the Vicksburg Collection.
Morgan $1 1888O Morgan $1 1888-O
MS64+ NGC
4657506011

Gem HOLD
$125
New June 13! Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Vicksburg Collection. Sure looks like full MS65 grade level due to conservative grading. Brilliant cartwheel luster is most eye catching. Surface abrasions, or lack there of, are also consistent with full gem status. Housed in new large font NGC holder and freshly graded. Old time quality from the Vicksburg Collection that should be immediately scooped up.
Seated 10C 1857O Seated 10C 1857-O
AU58
PCGS
60159871

Gem HOLD
$585
New June 13! Gem Original, Transparent Olive-Gray Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Probably one of the finest AU58 graded 1857-O Liberty Seated dimes on the planet. Letting go of this gem original piece is quite difficult but the time has arrived. Purchased way back at the 2001 Winter FUN show as a raw MS62 and subsequently holdered as an AU58. Since I don't play the crack out and resubmit game, this one was left in its old blue lable PCGS and then received well deserved CAC approval. This gem is the F-101a plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors and well illustates the lapped and late die state reverse with die cracks at (STAT)ES and throughout the lower wreath/ribbon ends and AMERiC(A). Fields are lightly mirrored and very reflective under a light source. Overall patina has olive gray texture and is transparent to the underlying luster. A special GFRC offering that will be one of the highlights of an advanced Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 10C 1859
PR64 PCGS
50064684

Choice $1850 New June 13! Near Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Active Mirrors, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . At GFRC, we like our LIberty Seated coinage, including proofs, to have 100% natural surfaces and crusty gray patina where possible. This is the case for this near gem original 1859 proof strike. Sourced from a Heritage auction way back during November 2003 due to the atypical crusty obverse toning with incremental gray patina on the reverse. Under the toning are active mirrors. Strike is absolutely hammered. 1859 proofs were minted from two different obverse dies labeled as Obverse 1 and Obverse 2 in the "web-book". Obverse 1 is the more common of the proof obverse dies while Obverse 2 accounts for about one in five of the 1859 proof dimes seen to date. Obverse 2 presents a medium level date while Obverse 1 exhibits a medium date that slopes upward. The two obverse dies are fairly easy to distinguish once the collector understands the existence of both proof varieties. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. The F-102 dime is the proof plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors and arriving to market after spending 15 years in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Again, an atypical proof example for fans of crusty originality.
Seated 25C 1865 Seated 25C 1865
F12 PCGS
33167796

Original $300 New June 13! Better Civil War Date, Original Gray, Accurately Graded. Ex. Mountain View Collection. A well preserved Seated quarter from the Civil War era. Mintage is only 58,800 for this 1865 quarter struck at the mother Philadelphia mint. Locating silver bullion for coinage was an ongoing problem for the Philadelphia mint as compared to San Francisco. This specimen is original with even medium gray patina covering the entire reverse and most of the obverse. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a tiny mark at Liberty's knee worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Recently upgraded by east coast customer turned consignor and back for a second GFRC offering.
Walking Liberty 50c 1941S Walking Liberty 50C 1941-S
MS64 NGC
4657508003

Choice $175 New June 13! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Peripheral Gold Toning, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Vicksburg Collection. Frosty surfaces and brilliant cartwheel luster are the highlights of this lovely 1941 San Francisco struck half dollar. A burnt gold rims is visible a the rims on both sides and validates the strict originality. Strike is typical with some weakness in the thumb and center vertical gown lines. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder and freshly graded. Old time quality from the Vicksburg Collection.
Barber 10C 1899O Barber 10C 1899-O
EF40 raw

Original $145 New June 12! Original Light Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Fairly Graded. A better turn of the 20th century New Orleans date and strike from San Francisco mint. Surfaces are toned a uniform light gray with ample device details remaining. Fairly graded an ready for a new home in Danasco or Whitman bookshelf album.
Barber 10C 1902S Barber 10C 1902-S
EF40 raw

Original $135 New June 12! Better Date, Original Satiny Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Fairly Graded. Another turn of the 20th century San Francisco strike with low survival rate. Surfaces are covered with a satiny light gray patina that is uniform on both sides. Strike is complete while surfaces are free of any significant blemishes. A wholesome example of better date in the Barber dime series.
Barber 10C 1913S Barber 10C 1913-S
VF25 raw

Original $175 New June 12! Better Late Date, Low Mintage, Original Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Fairly Graded. Definitely a better late date strike from the San Francisco mint with limited mintage of 510,000. Surfaces are strictly original with no blemishes worthy of mention. Fairly graded and prices for overall quality and scarcity.
Barber 25C 1892O Barber 25C 1892-O
F15 raw

Choice HOLD
$55
New June 12! Choice Original, Classic Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Fairly Graded. A lovely first year of issue strike from the New Orleans mint. Surfaces are perfectly original. Eye appeal is driven by partial circulated cameo appearance. Fairly graded and priced to sell.
Barber 25C 1898O Barber 25C 1898-O
VF25 raw

Original $175 New June 12! Original Gray Patina, Bold Well Struck Devices, Blemish Free, Fairly Graded. Another better New Orleans date with low survival rate. Locating Barber quarters in VF grades is challenging as most dealer will try to push VF graded pieces into the EF40 grade level. The better date example offers antique gray fields and well struck devices. Previously graded VF25 by NGC but sorry the old holder label was not saved by consignor. Fairly priced and ready for a new home.
Barber 25C 1908S Barber 25C 1908-S
F12 raw

Original $120 New June 12! Better date, Original Mark Free Surfaces, Classic Light Gray Patina, Just Honest Wear, Fairly Graded. Limited mintage of 784,000 resulting in a challenging date. Low survival rate in the mid circualted grades due to heavy usage in commerce during the Great Depression. This example is strictly original with classic gray patina. Fairly graded and ready for a new home.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 50C 1811
Small 8
EF40 PCGS
29376797
O-110a
Gem HOLD
$395
New June 11! Gem Original, Residual Mint Frost, Aquamarine-Gold Peripheral Toning, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted for this gem original 1811 O-110a Capped Bust half. Significant mint luster still surrounds the stars and reverse legend and highlights the attractive aquamarine peripheral toning on both sides. A blemish free specimen. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The PCGS holder label reads "Large 8" when in fact, this is a Small 8 obverse. A quality type coin offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1817 Capped Bust 50C 1817
VF35 NGC
3711360008
O-111
Choice HOLD
$280
New June 11! Choice Original, Multicolor Pastel Toning, Residual Mint Luster, Typical Strike, Conservatively Graded, Upstate New York Collection. A host of pastel colors will be found on this pleasing 1817 O-111 Capped Bust half. I see rose, gold, blue and aquamarine throughout the obverse and mostly gold on the reverse. This half is undergraded due to strike as there is plenty of original luster consistent with full EF grade level. Blemish wise, there is nothing worthy of mention. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A quality type coin offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1822 Capped Bust 50C 1822
AU50 PCGS
13930225
O-105
R3
Choice $495 New June 11! Choice Original, Classic Gray with Peripheral Gold Eye Appeal, Better Overton Die Variety, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Evaluating and assigning a choice original quality rating to this attractive 1822 Capped Bust half was straightforward. This early half dollar is well preserved with classic gray patina that is nicely framed by peripheral mint luster and an aquamarine-gold ring at stars and legend. Obverse strike is well executed with all stars but number 7 being in high relief and fully rounded. Reverse strike has left facing wing weakness which is typical. Blemish wise, there are no issues worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Yet another fine numismatic property from the Upstate New York Collection that seeks a new home in an advanced collection.
Draped Bust 25C 1805 Draped Bust 25C 1805
G06
PCGS
24987402
B-2
R2
Choice $485 New June 11! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. A pleasing 1805 B-2 Draped Bust quarter that is well preserved after seeing considerable circulation. Surfaces are covered with uniform crusty gray patina. Bold obverse device details are evident. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted given the choice surfaces and strict originality. Part of the Upstate New Year Collection of nicely toned silver type coins and ideal for a circulated graded type set collection.
Draped Bust 25C 1806 Draped Bust 25C 1806
VF20
PCGS
10256645
B-9
Choice $1500 New June 11! Choice Original, Old Album Multicolor Patina, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Classic old album radial toning is the primary highlight for this 1806 B-9 Capped Bust quarter. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the original surfaces and substantial eye appeal. A quality type coin offering from the Upstate New York Collection that warrants a new home in an advanced collection.
Flowing Hair 50C 1795 Flowing Hair 50C 1795
G04 PCGS
29376795
O-122
R5
Original $950 New June 11! Challenging Flowing Hair Type Coin, Original Gray Surfaces, Honest Wear, Better O-122 Die Pairing, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Second year of United States Federal half dollar issue Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Mintage of 299,800 to satisfy the growing banking and commerce demands within East Coast states. This example has seen honest circulation and extensive wear without rim bruises or any significant blemishes. Accurately graded with intact rims. The Overton 122 die pairing is a better R5 rarity variety and easily attributed by obverse die markers below chin and bust. Definitely a quality type coin offering from the Upstate New York Collection that is fairly priced for overall preservation state.
Seated 10C 1884S Seated 10C 1884-S
AU58
PCGS
16063581
F-102
Choice HOLD
$600
New June 11! Near Gem Original, Crusty Olive-Rose Gray, Mirrored Fields, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Bright light viewing of this crusty original 1884-S F-102 is where the fun is! Fields are lightly mirrored and provide colorful reflective luster regardless of the thick patina. This is a very well preserved specimen and assigned Choice quality rating. Actually, I see this piece as a near gem. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality type coin offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 25C 1857
MS62
PCGS
81743352

Choice $535 New June 11! Perfect Mint State Type Coin, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Though 1857 Philadelpha strikes may be considered "common", this lovely mint state example would be an ideal candidate for the Seated quarter No Motto entry in an advanced type set. Bold frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident and so pleasing during bright light viewing. A thin layer of light gray-gold patina covers both sides and is transparent to the underlying luster. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. The assigned MS62 grade is fair and just a tad more luster would have been rewarded with a higher mint state grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality type coin offering from the Upstate New York Collection that again, deserves serious consideration for a type set.
Seated 25C 1877 Seated 25C 1877
MS63 PCGS
83057081

Gem HOLD
$550
New June 11! Gem Original, Upstate New York Collection. Let's open the description for this gorgeous gem original 1877 Seated quarter with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This piece has found my fancy for multiple reasons. First are the prooflike fields that are unabraided and perform so well under a light source. Second is the rich copper-brown patina that releases a host of colors when viewed under a light source. Rose, gold, blues and aquamarine are intermixed on the obverse when the reverse offers beautiful radial rings of sky blues and gold that nicely frame a light blue center. Finally, overall strike is well executed with no device weakness whatsoever. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This piece was not submitted to CAC for review by the consignor. GFRC will definitely submit if not sold at the Baltimore show. A top quality type offering from the Upstate New York Collection that should be immediately scooped up at the asking price.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 25C 1890
EF45
PCGS
82696477

Choice HOLD
$450
New June 11! Choice Original, Light Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. 1890 is an underrated date as the price guides are not even close. This Philadelphia strike is well preserved with choice original surfaces and light crusty gray patina. Strike is all there. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A better date Liberty Seated quarter from the Upstate New York Collection that will not last long on the price list.
Seated 50C 1846O Seated 50C 1846-O
Medium Date
AU50 PCGS
82938452
WB-16
R3
Choice $550 New June 11! Medium Date, Choice Original, Steely Luster, Peripheral Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Upstate New York Collection. An above average 1846 New Orleans strike in terms of eye appeal. Surfaces are fully original and offer steely luster on both sides. The peripheries are consistenly toned with gun metal gray-blue colors along with embedded gold. Under a light source, the gold toning become readily evident. Strike is nearly complete with only stars 7 and 8 lacking connected centrils; reverse strike is fully executed. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Liberty Seated half dolalr offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 50C 1889 Seated 50C 1889
AU50 PCGS
33194500

Choice HOLD
$850
New June 11! Low Mintage Date, Choice Original, Mirroed Fields, Pleasing Reverse Ring Toning, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Mirrored fields and pleasing multicolor toning are the highlights of this attractive 1889 Philadelphia strike. A low mintage date that is always in demand. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality type coin offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 5C 1854 Seated 5C 1854
MS64
PCGS
83986822

Choice $625 New June 11! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Frosty golden cartwheel luster is the highlight of this attractive 1854 With Arrows half dime. Obverse coloring is uniform gold with embedded grays while the reverse is lightly toned with peripheral gold. Yes, that is a toning streak across the reverse denomination. The missing A in HALF appears to be caused by a grease filled die. Surfaces are perfectly original with frosty textures. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality type coin offering from the Upstate New York Collection that is fairly priced and ideal for a early silver type collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1814 Capped Bust 50C 1814
EF40
PCGS
34630646
O-107
R2
Gem HOLD
$650
New June 10! Gem Original, Substantial Bright Light Eye Appeal, Heavy Die Clashing, Residual Luster, Conservative Grading. Probably one of the nicest EF40 graded 1814 Capped Bust halves on the planet. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. More to come shortly.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 50C 1839
Drapery
MS64
PCGS
25696219
WB-7
R3
Gem $3700 New June 10! Drapery Hub, Gem Original, Substantial Eye Appeal, Copper-Gold, Rose, Aquamarine and Gray Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck. Liberty Seated half dollars were first struck in 1839 with both No Drapery and Drapery obverse designs. The No Drapery pieces are not scarcer but are popular as a separate design type. This makes comparable With Drapery examples the better value. Despite a relatively high mintage, the 1839 Drapery date is difficult to find in the better uncirculated grades with MS64 being the last affordable grade. Collector challenge is to locate a top end MS64 example and I believe this offering fits that bill. Old time patina covers both sides and is accentuated by satiny cartwheel luster. Bright light viewing is lots of fun with color transition to lighter shade including peripheral blues and aquamarine. During in hand vewing, this specimen displays variegated electric-blue and copper-gold patina. The obverse is fully stuck, though the eagle's left facing leg feathers are soft. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A substantial Liberty Seated half dollar offering for the advanced collector who wants only the finest numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
29760200

Choice $700 New June 9! Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Crusty Olive-Gold, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Great Type Coin Offering. Hubbed Arrows and Date hub design. This super 1853 with arrows dime is 100% original with crusty olive-gold obverse patina and light burnt gold coloring on the reverse. Surfaces produce frosty cartwheel that is more pronounced on the reverse due to the lighter toning. Strike is hammered with no device weakness whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A great potential With Arrows type coin for fans of old time surfaces.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 10C 1885
MS64 NGC
3887987032
F-106
Choice $365 New June 9! Choice Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Fully Strike, Peripheral Coppe Gold, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. One of the nicer 1885 Seated dime in my collection. Brilliant frosty luster is dominant whether vewing in hand or under a light source. Strike is complete and definitely above average for a With Legend design. Peripheral copper gold is evident on both sides nicely frames the clear centers. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection and the 1885 F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 10C 1886
MS62+ NGC
3832832038
F-115
Original $190 New June 9! Original Antique Silver Gray Surfaces, Peripheral Gold, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lovely 1886 Seated dime with frosty cartwheel luster consistent with MS63 grade level. Surfaces are covered with antique silver-gray patina and well framed by peripheral gold. A mark on Liberty's foot and another on the chin hold this piece back from a higher grade. Fairly graded at the MS62+ level and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection and the F-115 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 10C 1886
AU58 NGC
3832832041
F-117
R4+
Choice $150 New June 9! Choice Original, Heavily Eroded Dies, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1886 F-117 die pairing exhibits heavy metal flow lines in the fields to the left and right of Liberty. "Orange Peel" is typical employed to describe the surface texture. There are multiple die cracks. The first starts from the bottom loop of the 6 digit, up through Liberty's foot and through the tops of AMER(ICA) and exiting to the rim above AM(E)RICA. Another die crack starts at the left base and exits to the rim above (U)NITED. There is a circular die line in the upper shield between shield lines 8 to 11 that could be a misplaced digit. The reverse die is also moderately cracked. This late die state dime offers crisp reflective cartwheel luster and just a touch of rub on the left facing breast. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection and a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
MS61 NGC
3832832043
F-118
Original $195 New June 9! Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Thin Mottled Rose Patina, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lovely 1887 San Francisco strike with reflective cartwheel luster and mottled rose patina. Strike is also complete. Probably better than the assigned MS61 and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection and the F-118 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Seated 10C 1888S Seated 10C 1888-S
AU58 NGC
3832832048
F-104
Original HOLD
$210
New June 9! Original Frosty Surfaces, Heavy Obverse Die Cracks, Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A strong example of the 1888-S F-104 die pairing with heavy die cracks on the left and right sides of base. This original example exhibits frosty cartwheel luster that is pleasing. Strike is fully executed with no device weakness whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection.
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 5C 1829
VF30 PCGS
11943567
LM-2
Original HOLD
$135
New June 8! First Year of Issue, Original Surfaces, Even Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Crazy Joe Collection. A solid 1829 LM-2 example with even gun metal grade patina. Strike is consistent on both sides with no blemishes to mention. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 5C 1830
VF35 PCGS
11444618
LM-8
Choice $140 New June 8! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina with Ebony, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Crazy Joe Collection. A lovely 1830 LM-8 example that is conservatively graded. Surfaces are covered with crusty gray patina along with overlaid ebony. Strike is completely executed. No blemishes worthy of mention. A top quality piece at the assigned grade level and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
Capped Bust 5C 1831 Capped Bust 5C 1831
EF40 raw
LM-2
Choice HOLD
$160
New June 8! Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Gun Metal Gray-Rose and Blue Patina, Hammered Obverse Strike, Fairly Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. One of the highlights of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes. A near gem original example at the EF40 grade level. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with uniform gun metal gray-rose and blue patina. Obverse strike is absolutely hammered. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in Coin World plastic and rubber holder and being shipped as such.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 5C 1832
EF40 ANACS
2951578
LM-5
Choice $160 New June 8! Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Filled STATE(S), Accurately Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. A choice original 1832 LM-5 specimen with classic gun metal gray-blue patina over blemish free surfaces. Strike is well executed and pleasing. Housed in blue label ANACS holder. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 5C 1832
VF30 raw
LM-1
R4
Original $160 New June 8! Better Die Variety, Choice Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. A nice combination of strict originality and scarce die pairing are at hand for this choice 1832 LM-1 Capped Bust half dime. Surfaces are covered with classic gun metal gray patina. Obverse strike is bold while the reverse offers typical devices. A closed 10 loupe inspection revealed no blemishes to mention. From GFRC inventory.
Capped Bust 5C 1833 Capped Bust 5C 1833
VF30 raw
LM-7
Choice HOLD
$115
New June 8! Choice Original, Dark Gray-Gold Patina, Bold Obverse Strike, Fairly Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. A choice offering of the 1833 LM-7 die variety. Surfaces are covered with deep gray patina along with embedded gold. Obverse strike is hammered. Fairly graded and housed in Coin World plastic and rubber holder and being shipped as such. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
Capped Bust 5C 1834 Capped Bust 5C 1834
VF35 raw
LM-2
Choice $140 New June 8! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Wear on High Points, Fully Struck, Fairly Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. Another affordable highlight of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes. 100% original surfaces are covered with medium gray patina with lightly shades on the highest wear points. Strike is uniform and nicely executed. Choice surfaces are free of any siginificant distraction. Fairly graded and housed in Coin World plastic and rubber holder and being shipped as such.
Capped Bust 5C 1835 Capped Bust 5C 1835
Small Date, Large 5C
EF45 PCGS
26299052
LM-8.2
R2
Choice HOLD
$185
New June 8! Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Exception Strike, Slightly Better Die Variety, Conservative Grading, Crazy Joe Collection. Another highlight from the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes and a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Surfaces are fully natural. Obverse is covered by a gray-gold skin that alloes residual luster to peek through when viewed under a bright light while reverse is a bit more crusty. Strike is very well excuted with intricate device details. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust 5C 1835 Capped Bust 5C 1835
Small Date, Small 5C
VF35 raw
LM-10
Original $130 New June 8! Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. An 1835 LM-10 example with original surfaces and uniform gray patina. Strike is typical. Reverse has a few ancient micro lines that were toned over years ago. Fairly graded and housed in Coin World plastic and rubber holder and being shipped as such. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
Capped Bust 5C 1835 Capped Bust 5C 1835
Large Date, Small 5C
VF30 raw
LM-5.2
R3
Original $125 New June 8! Original, Burnt Gold and Ebonay Patina, Typical Strike, Die Crack Thru STATE(S), Fairly Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. A decent 1835 LM-5.2 example with bold die crack through the final S in STATES. Strike is average. Surfaces are covered with burnt gold along with embedded rose and some ebony at the peripheries. Fairly graded and housed in Coin World plastic and rubber holder and being shipped as such. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
Capped Bust 5C 1835 Capped Bust 5C 1835
Large Date, Large 5C
F12 raw
LM-4
R3
Original $75 New June 8! Strictly Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Better Die Pairing, Fairly Graded, Inexpensive Type Coin. The 1835 LM-4 die pairing is easy to attribute due to the flag of the large 5 nearly touching an eagle feather. This is the only usage of the reverse for that year. Thick crusty original patina covers both sides as this is 100% original with just honest wear. A fairly graded half dime from GFRC inventory.
Capped Bust 5C 1836 Capped Bust 5C 1836
Small 5C
VF30 raw
LM-5
R2
Original $100 New June 8! Original, Crusty Gray-Blue Patina, Surface Verdigris, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. Surfaces are covered with thick gray-blue patina along with obverse vedigris that validated the strict originality. Strike is typical. Reverse features heavy die clashing along with two ancient micro lines that are fully toned. Fairly graded and housed in Coin World plastic and rubber holder and being shipped as such. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
Capped Bust 5C 1836 Capped Bust 5C 1836
3/Inverted 3, Large 5C
VF30 PCGS
2722137
LM-3
Original $125 New June 8! Original Gun Metal Gray Rose Coloring, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. A quality 1836 LM-3 offering that is accurately graded. Surfaces are toned over with intermixed gray-rose patina. Strike is typical and there are no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
Capped Bust 5C 1836 Capped Bust 5C 1836
3/Inverted 3, Large 5C
VF25 raw
LM-3
Original $100 New June 8! Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. A crusty original example of the 1836 LM-3 3 over inverted 3 die pairing for consideration. Surfaces are blemish free and fully natural. Strike is typical. Fairly graded and housed in Coin World plastic and rubber holder and being shipped as such. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
Capped Bust 5C 1837 Capped Bust 5C 1837
Large 5C
AU50 ANACS
4716647
LM-5
Original $225 New June 8! Original, Thick Crusty Obverse Gray-Blue Patina, Typical Strike, Some Reverse Luster, Accurately Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. The obverse on this 1837 LM-5 sports thick crusty gun metal gray-blue patina while the reverse is a lightly aquamarine gray. Strike is typical. Reverse offers residual luster under a light source. Accurately graded and housed in ANACS gold label holder with "CAP BUST LARGE 5" on the label. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
Capped Bust 5C 1837 Capped Bust 5C 1837
Large 5C
EF40 raw
LM-1
Choice $165 New June 8! Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Excellent Bright Light Performance, Well Struck, Fairly Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. We close the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dime offerings with a choice original 1837 LM-1 example. There is bold repunching below the 7 digit for the variety. Surfaces are choice and covered with uniform gray patina. Under a light source, surfaces shift coloring to attractive rose and some gold on the reverse. Strike is well executed and there are no blemishes worthy of mention. Fairly graded and housed in Coin World plastic and rubber holder and being shipped as such.
Seated 10C 1878CC Seated 10C 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU55
NGC
3832833018
F-102
R5
Choice $1650 New June 7! Only CAC Approved AU55, Rare F-102 Type 2 Reverse, Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Purchased during October 1989 from the Bob Levi collection at Maine Gold & Silver and a mainstay Liberty Seated dime in the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection since that time. This is the F-102 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors online reference. A choice original example of the Type 2 reverse F-102 die variety that never required upgrading as so perfect for the grade. Surfaces are well preserved with silver gray patina and ample residual luster. All 1878-CC Type 2 reverse dies were lapped before usage. The F-102 reverse die was less aggressively lapped as compared to the reverse dies for die pairing F-103 and F-104 resulting in a better residual device balance between obverse and reverse. For F-103 and F-104, a full two point grade difference is possible on well circulated examples. This lovely piece is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. The only AU55 graded example, at either TPG, with CAC approval. There is only one AU58 approved by CAC before entering the mint state grades. It is difficult to part with this special friend, but the time has come.
Seated 50C 1841 Seated 50C 1841
EF45 PCGS
33803090
WB-1
Original $435 New June 6! Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Underrated Date, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Pleez B. Seated Collection. Strictly original example of the underrated 1841 date is back with GFRC. Surfaces are toned a light gun metal gray with residual luster evident during bright light viewing. This piece is blemish free with the darker obverse area being old time verdigris. Strike is essentially complete with some weakness on the lower left eagle claw noted for complete accurarcy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection seeking another home in an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 50C 1841-O
AU53
PCGS
26498503
WB-1
Gem HOLD
$925
New June 6! Large O, Gem Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Heavily Cracked Reverse, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Seal Beach Collection. A gem original 1841 Large O New Orleans strike with heavily cracked reverse consistent with all WB-1 die crack attribution points. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina. Strike is complete throughout both sides with full stars and lower eagle leg and claws details. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. A superb early Liberty Seated half with Seal Beach and now Newtwon Collection pedigrees. Hurry on this offering!
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 50C 1843
AU55
PCGS
5829129
WB-22
R4
Choice $600 New June 6! Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. A perfectly original 1843 Philadelphia struck Seated half dollar with light gray-gold patina on both sides. Seasoned collectors learn how to quickly recognize United States silver coinage that offers unmolested surfaces. This specimen has been well preserved with surfaces that are 100% natural. Strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils along with Liberty's head and hair curls being deeply impressed. Soft satiny luster is immediately evident when viewing under a bright light. Finally, there are no blemishes worthy of mention. An accurately graded Seated half dollar that is housed in old blue label PCGS holder plus standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s timeframe. CAC approval rewards the originality and accurate grading. Another super offering from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
AU58 PCGS
13600007
WB-9
R4
Original $800 New June 6! Original Frosty White Luster, Untoned Surfaces, Completely Struck, Better Date in AU58, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. 1845 New Orleans strikes have a reasonable survival rate in most circulated grades up through AU 55. However, in AU58 and mint state, this date become very challenging to locate. This PCGS AU58 graded offering is for fans of frosty original surfaces. Both sides are untoned but have rich mint frost on the major devices. Strike is completely executed with exceptional device details on the reverse eagle including arrows and feathers. The WB-9 die variety carries an R4 rarity rating per Bill Bugert. Reverse die rust pits are seen below the second arrow head and at the lower shield. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another fine duplicate from the Newtown Collection of Liberty Seated half dollars.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Tall Date
AU58 PCGS
26975508
WB-12
R3
Choice $975 New June 6! Tall Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Variegated Lilac Toning, Cracked Reverse, Newtown Collection. An attractive 1846 Tall date example that has been well preserved. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident during bright light viewing. Obverse toning consists of variegated lilac while faint rose-gold covers the reverse along with deeper blue at the periphery. Strike is nearly complete with only stars 12 and 13 lacking fully formed centrils. The reverse is particular well struck including multiple die cracks from HALF DOL to rim and more cracks at STATES OF. Obvere die cracks are also present and consistent with WB-12 diagnostics points. Blemishes are limited to a few ticks in the right obverse field. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Another quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection to consider. Please note that this piece last sold at Heritage Auction during February 2018 and realized essentially the current asking price.
Seated 50C 1846O Seated 50C 1846-O
Medium Date
AU53 PCGS
26802826
WB-2
R3
Choice HOLD
$675
New June 6! Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Glowing Golden Luster, Pretty Peripherial Gold, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Pleez B. Seated Collection. Glowing golden luster is the highlight of this lovely 1846-O WB-2 Medium Date offering. Though the obverse die is heavily rusted at this point (second die marriage), both obverse and reverse fields are partially mirrored and generated considerable reflective luster. Burnt gold coloring at the peripheries nicely frame the lightly toned centers. The WB-2 reverse die cracks are readily available and enabling quick attribution. Overall, an pretty piece that is accurately graded and housed in 2013 PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Yet another quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection that is worthy of another advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 50C 1849
AU55 PCGS
33580989
WB-11
Choice HOLD
$650
New June 6! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Brown and Blue Patina, Reflective Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Pleez B. Seated Collection. Reflective steely surfaces are covered with gray-brown patina that also contains embedded blues. Under a bright light, the darker in hand coloring melts away and exposes lighter shades of rose and deeper blues. Strike is complete with all stars being in high relief and with connected centrils. Those pesky areas on the lower reverse, claws and arrow feathers, are also well defined. There are a two bag marks in the upper left obverse field and a few ticks on the upper reverse field of no consequence. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another choice duplicate from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 50C 1861 Seated 50C 1861
AU58
PCGS
32959699

Choice $685 New June 6! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Silver-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection . A perfectly original and well preserved 1861 Seated half dollar with just a touch of rub on the left facing breast and lower leg. Surfaces are toned a light silver gray with plenty of mint frost. Under a bright light, both sides offer frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is nearly complete with only the lower reverse devices, claws and arrows feathers, lacking full definition. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 50C 1862S Seated 50C 1862-S
AU53 PCGS
30122001
WB-4
R3
Choice $595 New June 6! Late Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. A very well preserved 1862 San Francisco struck Seated half dollar with thick crusty original gray patina. Both dies are in a late die state and heavily eroded. The obverse is without denticles and the reverse has heavy metal flow into its denticles. A closed 10x loupe inspection for wear found little. The lower leg is nicely rounded while the rub on reverse eagle feathers is limited. Strike is complete and well executed regardless of the poor die condition. Since the crusty patina is so thick, there is no luster to be had under a light source. Blemish wise, there are none. Let's call this half as conservatively graded, based on wear. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. An important duplicate, from the Newtown Collection, for fans of crusty originality.
Seated 50C 1889 Seated 50C 1889
MS65 PCGS
32758612

Gem $4250 New June 6! Superb Gem, Late Date Low Mintage, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Light Pastel Toning, Substantial Eye Appeal, Newtown Collection. What a pleasure handling this superb gem to close out the June 2018 Newtown Collection consignment. Let's start the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation even at the PCGS MS65 grade level as this is a stunning piece. Obverse is lightly mirrored with vibrant reflective cartwheel luster. The luster interacts well with a multitude of pastel colors that include gold, aquamarine, green, rose and blues. The available colors are a function the viewing angle under a light source and believe me, there are multiple color options to enjoy just while resting on my office desk. The reverse surfaces are frosty, as compared to the obverse and mostly a faint lilac silver gray with gold at the periphery. Strike is completely executed with all devices nicely impressed. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A magnificent gem from the Newtown Collection for the serious student of the Liberty Seated half dollar series.
Seated 10C 1841 Seated 10C 1841
MS64 PCGS
33457402
F-107a
Choice $1350 New June 5! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold at Peripheries, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Frosty original surfaces are the primary highlight of this attractive 1841 F-107a dime. The F-107 die pairing typical produces "delicate" strikes but this specimen offers bold high relief devices without a single trace of weakness. Boldly struck With Stars dimes will exhibit a sharp ridge on the upper and lower scroll edges as this example does. This specimen is in a later die state, with die crack through (S)TATES and into the mid left wreath. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant, especially on the reverse. Faint gold is seen at the peripheries. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality duplicate Liberty Seated dime from the Newtown Collection that seeks another home in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1843 Seated 10C 1843
MS64
PCGS OGH
2283808
F-104
Choice $2050 New June 5! Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Pastel Mint-Gold, Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection . Late Die F-104, No Repunching on 8 Digit. 1843 Philadelpha strikes are relative available in circulated grades and in lower mint state grades. At the MS64 grade level, this date becomes quite scarce with limited auction appearance. This near gem example was purchased by the Newtown Collection from Heritage April 2016 auction at a strong hammer price due to old time originality and CAC approval. A most attractive example that is fully struck with satiny luster and original toning that consists of mint-gold, rose and aquamarine hues. Housed in PCGS old green holder with completely warranted CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection that belongs in another advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1858S Seated 10C 1858-S
EF45
PCGS
13133558
F-103
Choice $2100 New June 5! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck for F-103, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Strong Hands Collection. The 1858-S F-103 die pairing is notorious for weak strikes including the web-book plate coin. This duplicate example, from the Newtown Collection, offers a much better than average obverse strike with high relief stars and a bold head. Reverse strike has some weakness in the lower wreath but still quite good. Surfaces are perfectly original with crusty gray patina on both sides. There is one toned over micro line in the right obverse field that is ancient and did not bother CAC. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Original sold by GFRC into the Newtown Collection and now back as a duplicate for a second showing. Serious collectors of the Liberty Seated dime series should take note.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 10C 1859
MS64
PCGS
15384980
F-107
Choice $1475 New June 5! Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Champagne-Gold Obverse Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. A gorgeous near gem original 1859 F-107 dime for your consideration. Strike is hammered with deep relief of all devices on both sides. Frosty cartwheel luster is dramatic on the reverse while champage-gold toning on the obverse adds further coloration. Under a light source, faint die polish lines are seen through Liberty's head and into the cap. These are not as dramatic as those seen on F-106 at the same location. I'm in love with this example due to the classic appearance and eye appeal. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection for fans of the Liberty Seated dime denomination. Special consideration is warranted.
Seated 10C 1860S Seated 10C 1860-S
AU53
PCGS
30109131
F-102
Choice $1450 New June 5! Last Year With Stars Design, Choice Original, Light Olive-Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. 1860 brought the transition from the Gobrecht-Hughes With Stars design hubs to the Longacre With Legend designs. The Philadelphia and New Orleans mint started 1860 with obverse dies from the new design hub while the San Francisco mint still employed the former With Stars design on two sets of dies. Mintage for the 1860-S date is only 140,000 pieces but there is a reasonable survival rate in circulated grades. In AU or better, this date becomes quite scarce in AU and rare in mint state. This lovely example is a duplicate from the Newtown Collection and seeks a new home. Frosty surfaces emit sufficient luster that is consistent with the assigned grade. Both sides are covered with transparent olive-gray patina with darker shades on the obverse. Strike is essentially complete with only Liberty's head and the reverse bow knot having higher relief opportunity. Fields and devices are entirely blemish free. A pleasing example that is fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Liberty Seated dime specialists should take note of this offering as I've seen enough examples of this date that have issues regardless of TPG grading.
Seated 10C 1869 Seated 10C 1869
MS64 PCGS
32829256
F-105a
Choice $1700 New June 5! Long Flag Date Punch, Business Strike, Choice Original, Lilac-Gray Patina, Light Reflective Luster, Newtown Collection. 1869 dimes were struck from two distinctly different date punches; Short Flag 1 and Long Flag 1. Most mint state examples will be seen with the Long Flag 1 date punch as is the case for this offering. Overall, the 1869 date is challenging in all grades and very scarce in mint state. This PCGS MS64 example was struck from the F-105 die pairing used for both proofs and circulation strike. As a result, strike is boldly executed, for a With Legend dime, including a partial wire rim on the obverse. Original surfaces are covered with thick lilac-gray patina along with some ebony highlights. Luster is muted and a bit more prevalent on the reverse. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another important duplicate from the Newtown Collection of Liberty Seated dimes.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 25C 1835
VF25 raw
B-7
R2
Original $145 New June 3! Original Surfaces, Pleasing Appearance, Gray Patina and Olive Peripheries, Balanced Strike, West Texas Collection. A most attractive 1835 B-7 Capped Bust quarter with pleasing toning. This original raw example offers center obverse gray with olive hues at the periphery. Reverse is mostly gun metal gray-blue with some embedded rose. Bright light viewing accentuates blue coloring on both sides. A nice balanced strike with a few ancient micro lines in the lower left obverse field that are of no consequence at the VF25 grade level. These is light colored reverse vedigris which has been left intact. From the West Texas Collection.
Gold G$10 1915 Gold G$10 1915
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
34949813

Gem $3650 New June 1! Gem Original, Stunning Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Faint Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Ft Lauderdale Collection. Low mintage of 315,000. This 1915 Indian $10 eagles is a most impressive example and worthy of a gem original quality rating. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant and eye catching. Reverse die bulging is immediately evident from (WE) TRU(ST) to the eagle's breast and again on the right side of the eagle. Heavy die erosion is seen within the bulge. On the obverse, the reverse bulge translate into a small unstruck area on the check. If not for this die condition, one might speculated that a full MS65 grade level could have been assigned. Blemishes are limited to a few scattered ticks but are overwhelmed by the bold luster during in hand and bright light viewing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and accurately graded. CAC approval of a MS64+ graded examples indicates overlapping distribution with lower end MS65s. From the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Gold G$5 1881S Gold G$5 1881-S
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34949840

Choice $1475 New June 1! Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Lovely Wheat Gold Patina, Fully Struck Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection . A wonderful 1881 San Francisco strike with pleasing satiny cartwheel luster. The wheat-gold coloring glows during bright light viewing as luster and cartwheel effects are quite pronounced. Strike is completely executed with all stars round and reverse eagle feathers deeply impressed. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. I'm glad that the Ft. Lauderdale Collection consignor has moved into United States gold. His two offerings are well above average in quality and GFRC customers will find this piece impressive when viewed at a major show.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Small Date
EF40 PCGS
34997451
F-114
R6
Original $600 New June 1! Rare 1856 Die Variety, Repunched Date, Original Light Gray, Indiana Collection. An early die state F-114 example with date repunching. Traces of the first digits are seen to the right of the final digits. The repunching to the right of the 6 digit is most obvious. There are two die scratches, on the obverse, forming an (X) in Liberty's right armpit. The reverse exhibits diagonal die lines behind UNITED into the left wreath elements. Die scratches are also seen behind (D)IME and, to a lesser extent, behind (O)NE. An original gray example that is accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another rare Seated Dime die variety from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
EF40 raw
F-111a
R6
Choice $625 New June 1! Shattered Reverse, Few Known, R6 Rarity, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Indiana Collection. An R6 1887-S F-111a die state with shattered reverse die and multiple internal die cuds in the left wreath. This is a rare die state with only several low grade examples surfacing in the past twenty years; a strong pricing premium is warranted for examples in any grade. On this choice original example surfaces are covered with crusty gray-ebony patina. Regardless of limited circulation, there are no blemishes whatsoever. A prize for the Liberty Seated dime die variety specialist from the Indiana Collection. Hurry on this offering.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
EF40 PCGS OGH
4624196
WB-16
R4
Choice $975 New June 1! Dramatically Doubled Date, Choice Original, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. This is only the second 1845-O Dramactically Double Date (WB-16) example handled by GFRC and what a choice specimen. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty brown-gray patina and some ebony verdigris that scream originality. The doubled 5 is far right of the final date punch and quite obvious regardless of the thick toning. Strike is typical with all stars completely forms but a few lacking connected centrals. The obverse has two circulation lines, in the fields, that are ancient and toned over long ago. Accurately graded and housed in old PCGS green holder. A quality offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection that belongs in an advanced collection. Please check the GFRC Sales Archive and note that a PCGS EF45 example was sold during 2017 for $1300. Therefore this example is well priced.
Seated 50C 1883 Seated 50C 1883
PR67 PCGS
28450031

Gem $7850 New June 1! One of Finest 1883 Proofs Halves, Superb Gem Original, Watery Mirrors, Rose-Blue Patina, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. CoinFacts Plate Coin for PF67 Grade Level. Lovely blue and lilac toning on both sides combines with shimmering reflectivity from the watery mirrored fields. Surfaces are of pristine quality consistent with the assigned grade level. Only 1,039 proof pieces were struck and this piece stands out as one of the absolute finest known. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A substantial offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection that belongs in a superior Liberty Seated dollar proof collection. Having a CoinFacts plate coin in one's collection is always a great numismatic conversation starter.
Barber 50C 1898O Barber 50C 1898-O
VF20 raw

Choice New Price
$375
New May 31! Semi-Key Date, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Rose Hues Under Bright Light, Pleasing Surfaces. Price reduction effective June 1! Semi-key date with mintage of only 874,000. This choice original raw offering would fit nicely into a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album set. Surfaces are covered with gun metal gray patina that includes golden shades at the peripheries. Surfaces are blemish free.
Barber 50C 1904 Barber 50C 1904
VF20 raw

Choice New Price
$95
New May 31! Choice Original, Gray Patina, Attractive Surfaces. Price reduction effective June 1! A choice original 1904 Philadelphia struck Barber half dollar that would be a solidf addition for Dansco or Whitman album set. I like the eye appeal.
Barber 50C 1908 Barber 50C 1908
VF20 raw

Original New Price
HOLD
$95
New May 31! Original Gray, Attractive Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal. Price reduction effective June 1! A strictly original raw offering for Dansco or Whitman album set. Circulated cameo appearance is pleasing. No blemishes worthy of mention. Come take me home into a new collection!
Barber 50C 1912D Barber 50C 1912-D
VF25 raw

Original New Price
$100
New May 31! Original Srufaces, Gray Patina, Pleasing Offering. Price reduction effective June 1! Original gray surfaces makes this 1912-D Barber half dollar a solid raw offering for Dansco or Whitman album set. Looking for a new home in a Barber half dollar set.
Barber 50C 1912S Barber 50C 1912-S
VF25 raw

Choice New Price
$110
New May 31! Choice Original Gray, Blemish Free, Honest Wear and Ideal For Dansco Set. Price reduction effective June 1! A quality 1912 San Francisco half dollar with nothing but honest wear and original gray patina. A solid offering for Dansco or Whitman album set.
Barber 50C 1915D Barber 50C 1915-D
VF20 raw

Original New Price
$95
New May 31! Original Gray, Blemish Free Surfaces, Great Dansco Album Example. Price reduction effective June 1! A solid 1915 Denver strike with nothing but honest wear and old time gray patina. I love stocking raw original Barber halves as perfect for a Dansco or Whitman album set.
Gold G$2.5 1856 Gold G$2.5 1856
Liberty
AU58 raw

Choice $345 New May 31! Choice Original Surfaces, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Well Struck. Mintage 384,240. A quality pre Civil War example lightly mirrored fields and reflective luster. Surfaces offer few abraisons and are attractive. Strike is crisply executed. Conservatively graded at the AU58 level but would not be surprised to see this one certified as MS61/62.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
EF45 raw
F-106
Market Acceptable $210 New May 31! Early Die State Cobweb Shattered Reverse, Old Clean, Retoned, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An 1839-O F-106 offering that has been the plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors since being published back in August 2014. F-106 is an early die state of the Cobweb Shattered reverse whereby faint reverse die cracks are beginning to form and none are yet present on the obverse. This example is well struck and attractively toned. However, a close 10x loupe inspection will reveal traces of an ancient cleaning primarily in the right obverse field. This piece has nicely retoned and is worthy of a Market Acceptable quality rating and priced accordingly. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and an opportunity to own a web-book plate coin at a modest price.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 10C 1841-O
EF45 raw
F-112
Original $195 New May 31! Rusted Obverse Die, Badly Worn Reverse, Original Surfaces, Golden Patina, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . The 1841-O F-112 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors online reference. Die variety analysis for the 1841 New Orleans date is complex with different die marriage. The story for the F-112 die pairing is best explained directly from my web-book as follows; "Variety F-112 results when Obverse 8 and Reverse F are paired. Obverse is badly rusted with damage being evident in Liberty's chest area. Previously Obverse 8 was paired with Reverse K which suffered a terminal die state cud at 12:00 and probably retired. During the F-112 pairing, Obverse 8 is matched with Reverse F which is also worn and cracked. The legend on Reverse F is weak especially at AM(ERICA) and barely readable on lower grade specimens. The die crack through AMER(I)CA is the primary diagnostic even during this late die state." An interesting example to consider given its pedigree and usage as a plate coin.
Seated 10C 1875S Seated 10C 1875-S
In Wreath
MS62 NGC
2037170015
F-103a
R5
Choice $425 New May 31! Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Late Die States Dies, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A choice 1875 San Francisco In Wreath example to consider which also happens to be the F-103a plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors online resource. One immediately notes the frosty luster and bold strike regardless of badly eroded and cracked dies. The F-103a die variety/die state is described in my web-book as follows, "Regardless of the die crack through UNITE(D STATES), Obverse 1 is paired with a third reverse die that is labeled as Reverse C. During this die pairing Obverse 1 develops a rim cud at 9:30 which is the origin point for the die crack through UNITE(D STATES). Obverse 1 shows some die erosion but continues to produce fully detailed strikes. Reverse C, during this late die state, is boldly clashed and exhibits a die crack in the lower right wreath that is the primary diagnostic. This die crack touches the right ribbon end before exiting to the rim. Another die crack is seen in the lower left wreath between 7:30 to 9:00. This is a prime location for die cracks on most In Wreath reverse dies and is not suitable as a primary diagnostic point. I have only seen one example of the Variety 103 early die state and two examples of the Variety 103a late date state die pairing after accumulating a substantial number of AU through Mint States pieces during a twenty year timeframe. These die pairings are initially estimated to be R5 which is considered conservative." An important offering that is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Recent auction records for 1875-S In Wreath dimes have made a strong upward pricing move. The last three MS62 records are; $480 May 2018, $540 January 2018 and $460 July 2016 against a PCGS Price Guide number of $290. Please understand the basis of the $425 asking price.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 10C 1884
UNC Details raw
F-109
Market Acceptable HOLD
$185
New May 31! Lovely Copper Gold Patina, Lustrous MS65 Reverse, Faint Obverse Hairlines, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . A splendid 1884 dime with bold frosty cartwheel luster on the reverse and darker copper gold patina on the obverse. A close inspection of the right obverse field reveals very faint hairlines on top of the frosty fields indicating the obverse was lightly wiped at some point. Yes, I purchased this piece as a full mint state example back in 1999 and missed the faint hairlines. This dime served me well as the F-109 web-book plate coin before being upgraded with PCGS MS66 CAC example in my primary date and mintmark set. Reverse is full gem original.
Seated 25C 1845 Seated 25C 1845
Contemporary Counterfeit
VF raw

Original $95 New May 31! Antimony Cast Counterfeit, Heavy Mold Tooling Lines, Scarce Early Seated Quarter Date, Ex Richard August Collection. Classic antimony base metal cast counterfeit. Weight of 4.9 grams vs. 6.7 grams for pre 1853 silver mint strike. Heavy mold tooling lines in the left field along with mold pitting throughout obverse and reverse. Normal coin turn alignment. We don't often see earlier dates from the 1840 being counterfeited. From the Richard August Collection.
Seated 50C 1854 Seated 50C 1854
Contemporary Counterfeit
VG raw

Original $35 New May 31! Pot Metal Counterfeit, Partial Edge Reeding, Normal Coin Turn Die Alignment, Decent Ring. A pot metal 1854 with arrows counterfeit with worn surfaces and circulation marks. This piece definitely saw circulation and genuine species. Now covered gray-olive patina. Weight is 9.1 grams as compared to 12.44 grams for silver mint strike product. Normal coin turn die alignment and partial reeding. This piece rings well as compared to the dull presence of casted antimony specimens.
Seated 50C 1857 Seated 50C 1857
Contemporary Counterfeit
VG raw

Original HOLD
$40
New May 31! Heavy Reverse Mold Break, Antimony/Pot Metal Alloy Counterfeit, Partial Edge Reeding, Normal Coin Turn Die Alignment, Decent Ring. A well worn 1857 Seated halve counterfeit that saw circulation. I'm guessing that the base metal is an alloy with some antimony in the mixture. Weight is 10.7 grams as compared to 12.44 grams for silver mint strike product. Partial reeding and obviously tooled at the mold inlet. Normal coin turn alignment. Two rim bruises.
Seated 50C 1860 Seated 50C 1860
Contemporary Counterfeit
EF raw

Choice $60 New May 31! Antimony Cast Counterfeit, Accurate Dark Gray Coloring, Well Executed Device Details, Sharp Reeding, Very Deceptive. A choice original cast 1860 counterfeit Seated half dollar with well executed devices on both sides. Weight is 8.9 grams as compared to 12.44 grams for silver mint strike product. Reeding is sharp and very well defined. Normal coin turn alignment between obverse and reverse. A most deceptive example that is worth a premium as teaching aid or conversation piece.
Seated 50C 1877 Seated 50C 1877
Contemporary Counterfeit
VF raw

Original $40 New May 31! Antimony Cast Counterfeit, Accurate Dark Gray Coloring, Weak Devices as Made, Partial Reeding, Normal Coin Turn Alignment. A deceptive period cast counterfeit made with antimony base metal. Coloring is consistent with heavily toned silver coinage. Weight is 10.7 grams as compared to 12.44 grams for silver mint strike product. This piece saw limited circulation and wear. Weak device details are as made along with partial reeding. VF is a fair grade.
Gold G$1 1880 Gold G$1 1880
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS67
PCGS
50089481

Gem $4700 New May 30! Superb Gem Original, Stunning Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Mild Mirrors, 100% Struck, Conservatively Graded, New Hampshire Collection. GFRC is thrilled to be handling this outstanding 1880 gold dollar piece! A superb gem with the 1880 date boasting an enticingly low mintage of 1,600 coins. Sufficient examples were saved at the time of issue to make this date collectible today in high grade. What a pleasure studying this gold piece in hand and then under a bright light. The design elements and sharp and 100% struck. Vibrant reflective wheat gold cartwheel luster is mesmerizing. The luster eminates from semiprooflike fields that are entirely blemishes free. The quality and eye appeal are substantial and high end. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder dating back to the late 1990s. CAC approval further adds to desireability. A wonderful type coin offering from a New Hampshire collector which has been off the market for 15 years or so and currently being divested. When old time quality coins reach the market, serious collectors should take note.
Seated 10C 1850O Seated 10C 1850-O
AU53
NGC
3887987010
F-102
R5
Choice HOLD
$1100
New May 30! Large O, Choice Original, Classic Gray Patina, Well Strike, Scarce Die Pairing, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. It is with heavy heart that I release another web-book plate coin from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. This 1850-O F-102 example is the best that could be located across a decade or more of searching. A challenging die pairing between Obverse 1 and Reverse B. Weakness in the lower shiel and date position are the primary obverse attribution points while the reverse has a large O mintmark that was obliquely punched into the die. Strike is near complete with crisp obverse device details and high relief stars. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic gray gold patina on the obverse and faint gray on the reverse. There is faint field chatter below Liberty's foot that is ancient and fully toned over. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is justified once placing a 10x loupe on the surfaces and enjoying the strict originality. An opportunity to own one of the plate coins from the 2004 "The Definitive resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors" that set a new online standard for die variety research and reporting.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 10C 1891-O
MS62 NGC
4189140010
F-124a
Choice $425 New May 30! Massive Reverse Die Crack, Choice Original Surfaces, Gray-Gold with Ebony Speckled Toning, Completely Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Purchased way back during 2003 ANA show due to a massive reverse die crack that has shelf metal characteristics. I've never seen a later die state of the F-124a die variety. Another 1891-O strictly original die variety piece that is difficult to part with. Graded during 2014 by NGC as MS62 and worthy of mint state designation. Surfaces are covered with gray-gold patina along with ebony specks that are concentrated at the peripheries. No blemishes whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. New images taken and placed in the web-book. An opportunity to own one of the plate coins from the 2004 "The Definitive resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors" that set a new online standard for die variety research and reporting.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 10C 1891-O
AU58
NGC
4189859007
F-106a
Gem HOLD
$425
New May 30! Heavily Clashed Obverse, Repunched Date and Mintmark, Gem Variety Example, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A gem example of the 1891-O F-106a die variety which is included in the Top 100 Varieties set. This die variety/die state has to be the heaviest clashed obverse die in the entire Liberty Seated dime series. Add in repunched 89 date digits and mintmark to round out the attribution. The offered example has been in my reference collection for nearly two decades and difficult to let go; but it is time. Surfaces are 100% original with faint gray-gold patina and considerable frosty luster. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval. Web-book has been updated with new crisp images. An opportunity to own one of the plate coins from the 2004 "The Definitive resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors" that set a new online standard for die variety research and reporting.
Seated $1 1842 Seated $1 1842
VF35
PCGS
84396824

Choice $560 New May 28! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Excellent Type Set Candidate, Port Matilda Collection. About as original as could be expected for a 175 year piece of silver! This 1842 Seated dollar is covered with thick crusty patina. Surfaces are blemish free with only a small reverse rim bruise holding me back from a Gem quality rating. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful candidate for starting a crusty original Liberty Seated coinage type set in circulated grade. Another fine numismatic property from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 25C 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
28553692

Choice $850 New May 28! Scarce New Orleans Issue, Choice Original, Attractive Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Blemish Free, Port Matilda Collection. Mintage of only 88,000 strikes with low survival rate. A difficult New Orleans date that is know for less than stellar strikes. The challenge with collecting circulated Liberty Seated quarters is locating choice examples especially when the denomination saw heavy circulation in the deep South. Ths specimen has to be one of the finest available at the VG grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with just honest wear and a thick layer of gray/rose patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurate with strong five and half letters in LIBERTY showing along with bold rims on both obverse and reverse. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted for the originality and superior eye appeal. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1831 Capped Bust 10C 1831
Counterstamped
F12 NGC
4475324001
Brunk E-259
Original $325 New May 27! EXTRA Reverse Counterstamp, Original Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Quality Capped Bust Exunomia. Original preservation state with thick gray patina. The letters EXTRA have been deeply punched into the reverse resulting in obverse metal deformation and excessive wear across the obverse. Housed in new large font NGC holder. A quality exunomina offering from a New England dealer.
Seated  1854 Seated 1854
Counterstamped
AU Details NGC
4475324002
Brunk M-832
Choice $295 New May 27! C. MOORE Obverse Counterstamp, Holed at 12:00, Choice Original Surfaces, Completely Struck, Cartwheel Luster, Quality Exunomia. Choice original preservation state with plenty of cartwheel luster remaining. Strike is hammered with no weakness whatsoever. C. MOORE is faintly counterstamped in right obverse field along with a hole at 12:00. It is suspected that this piece did not see circulation after being counterstamped and rather, was stored and well preserved. Housed in new large font NGC holder. A quality exunomina offering from a New England dealer.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 10C 1840-O
VF20 NGC
2732771001
F-111
Choice $345 New May 27! Small O, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Reverse Rotated Left 18 Degrees, Conservative Grading . The 1840-O F-111 die variety was first identified and published by Tim Cook in the July, 2001 issue of the Gobrecht Journal, the publication of the Liberty Seated Collector's Club. The date punch slopes upward and is positioned further right than on other 1840-O obverse dies. Star 6 shows bold repunching to the left of the bottom two points and above the star point adjacent to the denticles. Star 8 is closer to Liberty's head than the cap. F-111 is a very scarce R5 die pairing and will take years to locate. An LSCC club member consigned this choice example at the 2018 Central States show. Surfaces are perfectly original and covered with gun metal gray patina. Strike is complete and pleasing. Conservatively graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. A quality No Drapery Seated dime worthy of consideration.
Seated 25C 1855O Seated 25C 1855-O
UNC Details NGC
2644275003
Briggs 1-A
Cleaned HOLD
$1150
New May 27! Rare Mint State Example, Mild Obverse Porosity, Hammered Strike, Bold Devices and Die Cracks, Accurately Graded, Attractively Priced. Mintage of 176,000 and a substantial production falloff from prior 1854-O With Arrows design type. The date is very rare in mint state with few survivors. GFRC is pleased to be offering a mint state 1855-O quarter with device details and late die state die cracks on both sides. Unfortunately, this example has some mild surface porosity on the upper left obverse that stretches across Liberty and into the right field. On a positive note, no one has tried to tool those areas. Strike is 100% complete with bold die cracks on lower obverse stars and date and second, from eagles left facing claws to rim between (QU)AR. Surfaces are toned a teal gray with intermixed rose on the reverse. The reverse is quite attractive and original. This quarter also offers partial wire rims that a nice and sharp, a validation of the mint state condition. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Pricing a rare date mint state coin with issues is always challenging. I believe the asking price is more than reasonable.
Seated 25C 1855O Seated 25C 1855-O
VF25 NGC
2040991016
Briggs 1-B
Original HOLD
$530
New May 27! Better With Arrows Date, Original Surfaces, Olive Gray Patina, Typical Strikes, Accurately Graded. Mintage of 176,000 and a substantial production falloff from prior 1854-O With Arrows design type. A challenging date in mid circulated grades due to heavy circulation and low survival rate. This survivor features blemish free surfaces that are strictly original. A crusty olive-gray patina covers both sides. Briggs Reverse B has weak mintmark with lower 60% nearly missing. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and special Stack's W 57th St Collection label.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 50C 1854-O
Contemporary Counterfeit
EF45 raw
Unlisted
Original HOLD
$125
New May 27! 1854-O With Arrows, Transfer Dies from Original Mint Product, Brass Alloy, Circulation Marks, Similar to C-101. A Liberty Seated half dollar counterfeit most likely struck with transfer dies from original model and very similar to C-101. Weights of C-101 examples is typically light at about 10.0 grams and appears to be struck on brass alloy. Normal coin turn die alignment was used with bold reeding. Obverse has strong denticles as does the reverse. This piece needs to be added to the LSCC contemporary counterfeit database and listed as C-102.
Seated 50C 1878 Seated 50C 1878
Contemporary Counterfeit
F15 raw
C-101
Original HOLD
$165
New May 27! 1878, Hand Cut Dies, Irregular Date and Stars on Obverse, Crude Legend on Reverse, Brass Alloy, Well Circulated. This 1878 counterfeit has features of being struck from hand cut dies. A brass colored material was employed as the planchet. Fine, deep reeding with 156 reeds. The date, stars, reverse eagle, and letters were very crudely cut. Left obverse stars are boldy doubled.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 10C 1837
Large Date
AU55
PCGS
82230551
TOP #1
F-101c
Choice $1450 New May 26! Important Top 100 Variety and Type Coin, Choice Original, Steely Gray-Olive Toning, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection . Steely gray-olive surfaces along with heavy obverse die clashing are the highlights of this 1837 Large Date F-101c dime. Rest assured that this silver piece is perfectly original and choice at the assigned grade level. All the shattered obverse and die clashing diagnostics are boldly defined and there to enjoy. Well struck too. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another great Top 100 Varieties offering from the Grey Soldier Collection and first time to the GFRC price list.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
Large Stars
EF40
PCGS
81926237
TOP #5
F-103c
R5+
Choice HOLD
$670
New May 26! Choice Original, Rare Terminal F-103c Die State, Attractive Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. Ex. Upstate New York Collection. An important offering for Liberty Seated dime die variety specialists to consider. 1838 No Drapery dime can be occassionally found with varying degrees of a reverse vertical die crack. Years back, Dr. Tim Cook indentified a terminal die state with internal die cud between STAT(ES). This die state was label F-103c and included in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Since that time, I have not seen a better example until this consigned piece from the Upstate New York Collection. When grading this coin, the consignor had variety attribution done and listed the bold reverse crack as an 103c attribution on the label. This went into the Grey Soldier Collection and is now back for sale. Surfaces are strictly original and choice with uniform gun metal gray patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with variety attributed as follows, "No Drapery, Large Stars, F-103c". Another important Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Variety from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
No Drapery
AU55
PCGS
21071148
TOP #13
F-106a
Choice HOLD
$875
New May 26! Cobweb Shattered Reverse, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Top 100 Varieties Set, Grey Soldier Collection. Ex. Newtown Collection. The 1839-O Cobweb Shattered reverse is one of the most popular die varieties/die states in the Liberty Seated dime series. The reverse die saw considerable usage regardless of progressively worsening cracks throughout legend and wreath. Listed in the Fortin web-book as F-106a and part of the Top 100 Varieties set. The Top 100 set is part of the GFRC Open Set Registry. This example offers gorgeous rose-gold and aquamarine toning coupled with frosty cartwheel luster. The luster is equally balanced on obverse and reverse. The lower reverse has faint lines surrounding the bow knot and between the ribbon ends and the rim. I believe this F-106a example has been net graded by PCGS. Wear is limited to faint rub on the left facing breast and lower leg that is more consistent with AU58 grade. The luster is consistent with many low grade mint state examples. The assigned AU55 is balanced reflection of the strong characteristics and the lower reverse lines. Those lines did not bother CAC as green bean approval was granted while in the Grey Soldier Collection. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS logo on the reverse; circa year 2000 grading. Another fine numismatic property from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 10C 1854-O
With Arrows
VF25
PCGS
34941544
TOP #38
F-102
Choice $1650 New May 26! Popular Shattered Obverse Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original, Grey Soldier Collection. Ex. Indiana Collection. One of the key varieties to the Top 100 Varieties set due to a spectacular obverse die crack that extends from Liberty's head down through stars 9 - 13 and across the date digits into the left rim below star 1. The die break is severe with shelf metal throughout most of the die crack and one of the latest die states seen. Why this die held together is a function of being use as an anvil die in the production press. If the hammer die (reverse) were as cracked as the obverse, then it would probably have broken apart with a large cud forming. Now that we have discussed the background, let's review this crusty original example from the Grey Soldier Collection. Crusty is the operative word for the thick brown-gray patina that covers obverse and reverse. Surfaces are strictly original, never messed with and choice at the assigned grade level. Reverse strike is surprisingly good given the obverse die degradation. The obverse is weakly struck at the gown line and lower leg, which is typical for the variety. Grading the F-102 variety is better accomplished on the reverse. Fresh from CAC review sumission by Grey Soldier where it was awarded green bean approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another great Liberty Seated dime variety from none other than the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 10C 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS65 PCGS
81970038
F-110
Gem $2850 New May 26! Lightning Bolt Reverse, Gem Original, Finest Example Known, Golden Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering the finest known example of the 1877-CC Type 1 F-110 Lightning Bolt reverse. This rare die variety example was uncovered by GFRC in the past eighteen month and immediately sold into the Grey Soldier as a subject coin for his monthly Cracked, Shattered and Terminal column in the LSCC's E-Gobrecht. Now this piece is back on the market for Liberty Seated dime specialist to capture. Frosty cartwheel luster is available on both sides with crusty gold patina on the obverse. The cartwheel effect is stronger on reverse due to lighter toning. Surfaces are strictly original and without blemishes. Viewing pleasure is on the reverse as the lightning bolt die cracks result from a series of micro cracks between the top right wreath device and arcing into (O)NE. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A significant Liberty Seated dime variety from the Grey Soldier Collection with trackable pedigree.
Draped Bust 10C 1807 Draped Bust 10C 1807
UNC Details NGC
4208624003
JR-1
Market Acceptable $4500 New May 24! Excellent Type Coin, Orange, Rose-Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Ancient Obverse Clean, Now Retoned, Saco River Collection . Last year of Draped Bust design usage for the 10 cent denominationn with a mintage of 165,000. A no question uncirculated JR-1 example with lovely rose-gold patina on both sides. Strike is quite impressive with fully defined hair curls and nicely rounded stars along with crisp reverse devices. Under a bright light, cartwheel luster is uninterrupted on the reverse and on the left side of the obverse. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with an UNC Details, Obverse Cleaned designation on the label. I agree with the NGC assessment. The right obverse field, for whatever reason, was ever so lightly cleaned with faint hairlines seeen under a light source during 10x loupe viewing. This regiona has retoned a copper gold as compared to rose gold for the balance fo the surfaces. Again, during bright light viewing, the impacted area is darker and lack luster but the coloring does blend in nicely. Let's consider how to fairly price this example given the minor imperfection. An original MS62 piece will bring between $6300 to $7500 at auction based on CoinFacts records. This example is priced at $4500 and a substantial discount for the minor obverse issue. A perfect type coin for someone on a budget. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection that deserved special consideration.
Gold G$2.5 1875S Gold G$2.5 1875-S
Liberty
AU55 NGC
4484516008

Choice $1185 New May 24! Underrated, Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Copper Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. If only this lovely 1875 dated quarter eagle were a Philadelphia strike! Yes, this piece is still most desireable as a San Francisco strike with meager mintage of 11,600 pieces. An underrated and undervalued date, particularly in AU or better. GFRC is pleased to be offering an AU55 example with crusty copper gold patina. Strike is better than average for the issue with full obverse stars and eagle feathers at the wing tips. There are no blemishes worth mentioning either. Housed in new large font NGC holder. A United States gold offering from the Saco River Collection that brings quality and rarity to the price lists.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 10C 1837
EF45 PCGS
34946522
F-101b
Original $575 New May 24! Late Date State F-101b, Original Surfaces, Rose, Gold and Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A popular type coin date and GFRC continually struggles to keep EF-AU examples in stock. Luckily, the Saco River Collection adds this lovely original 1837 F-101b example to stock. Rose, gold and blue colors are seen on the obverse with similar colors on the reverse. Surfaces are well preserved with no blemishes to mention. This piece was struck with late die state crack obverse die. Shortly after this coin was struck, the dies classhed resulting in subsequent strikes having heavy die clashing at Liberty neck and surrounding the head. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 10C 1869-S
MS62
PCGS
34300545
F-102
Choice HOLD
$1050
New May 24! Challenging Date in Mint State, Choice Original, Speckled Rose and Ebony Patina, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco Valley Collection . Let's start the description for this gorgeous 1869-S F-102 dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. One look and you will be hooked on the piece as this date does not come nice. One of the issues with F-102 Small Thin S die pairing is the eroded reverse die with orange peel textured fields that generate old looking luster. This example is well balanced on both sides with consistent luster and speckled gold and ebony toning. Strike is 99% there too. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection to consider.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Tall Date
AU50 PCGS
34945496

Original $585 New May 24! Tall Date, Original Surfaces, Mottled Multi-Color Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Popular 1846 Tall Date example with mottled gold, rose, blue and aquamarine intermixed toning on the obverse and partial gray gold on the reverse. Strike is typical with a few stars lacking connected centrils. Under a light source, there is residual luster to enjoy. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection to consider.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945D Walking Liberty 50C 1945-D
MS65
PCGS
30780940

Gem $145 New May 24! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Toning Specks, 98% Struck, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster and faint gold patina are the highlights of this gem original 1945 Denver struck Walking Liberty half. Luster is vibrant and pleasing. Strike is 98% complete with fully defined and separated vertical gown lines. For a 100% complete strike, I would like to see Liberty's thumb completely defined and rounded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection to consider at a fair office price.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
No Arrows
MS64 NGC
1725801002
F-101
R4
Gem $2200 New May 23! Kam Ahwash Plate Coin, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Copper Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Kamal Ahwash plate coin as featured on page 124 of his ground breaking die variety guide, Encyclopedia of United States Dimes 1837 - 1891. Purchased by Gerry Fortin February 1994 and sent to NGC for grasding in the 1999 timeframe. Since that time, this special 1853 No Arrows dime has been the F-101 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. A wonderful specimen regardless of pedigrees with bold frosty luster and cartwheel effects. Surfaces are near gem original with only the luster holding back a higher grade. A light copper gold patina convers both sides. Strike is absolutely hammered without a single thread of weakness. Fairly priced and seeking a new home in an advanced Seated dime collections where the pedigrees will be maintained. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert dating back to late 1990s timeframe. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1858O Seated 10C 1858-O
MS63
PCGS
21342621
F-101
Choice $2500 New May 23! Scarce New Orleans Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection. The 1858 New Orleans continues to be underrated in mint state with few examples known. PCGS population report indicates four examples at the MS63 level and three at MS64. This choice original example originated from the Birmingham Collection and was added to the Gerry Fortin date and mintmark in early 2015. Afterwards, CAC approval was secured. Frosty cartwheel luster is crisp and pleasing from both obverse and reverse. Strike is hammered and atypical for an 1858-O dime as reverse wreath weakness is so commonplace. In terms of blemishes, there are two tiny contact points on Liberty's lower left leg. Accurately graded though the eye appeal and luster of consistent with a higher grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s grading era.
Barber 25C 1897 Barber 25C 1897
AU58 PCGS
21618522

Choice $275 New May 22! Choice Original, Beautiful Aquamarine, Gold and Rose Pastel Toning, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. Gorgeous obverse toning highights this lovely 1897 Barber quarter. Obverse toning is a multi-color mixture with aquamarine, gold, rose and blue coloring available. The reverse features orange gold and ebony flakes. The latter definitely validated the strict originality as no one has messed with this piece. Strike is complete on both sides. Accurately graded and housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert dating back to the late 1990s. A quality Barber quarter offering from the Running Boar Collection that should not last long on the GFRC price list.
Buffalo 5C 1913S Buffalo 5C 1913-S
Type 2
AU58
PCGS
28899654

Choice New Price
$700
New May 22! Pricing Reduction - Type 2 Design, Key Date, Choice Original, Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. The 1913-S Type 2 Buffalo nickel is one of the key dates in the series along 1921-S, 1924-S and 1926-S and not considering overdates. 1913-S Type 2 has the third lowest mintage in the Buffalo series and is desirable in all circulated grades. This choice original example, from the Wisconsin Collection, is an important offering at the AU58 grade level coupled with CAC approval. Surfaces are covered with old time golden patina that is darker at the rims. Surfaces are completely blemish free. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. If a Buffalo nickel collector, then this example is right in your wheelhouse.
Capped Bust 25C 1831 Capped Bust 25C 1831
Large Letters
VF35 PCGS
26375504
B-6
R3
Choice $285 New May 22! Choice Original, Better Browning Variety, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. Small diameter Capped Bust quarter production resumed during 1831 with closed collar production innovative. This crusty original example is well preserved with thick gray patina on both sides. Ebony specks are seen on the reverse. Strike is typical for the B-6 with some upper reverse shield point weakness. Housed in 2013 transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. The PCGS label indicates "Small Letters" while B-6 was struck with Large Letters reverse. A quality Capped Bust quarter offering from the Running Boar Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 25C 1835
AU50 PCGS OGH
4560195
B-1
Choice $800 New May 22! Gorgeous Toning, Substantial Residual Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Running Boar Collection. Before getting too far into this description, let's issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for the gorgeous 1835 B-1 Capped Bust quarter. This is one of those coins that I could study for 10 minutes under a bright light and still want more.... Residual frosty luster is very active under a light source and activites mostly copper gold patina on both sides. Some sky blue is also seen at the rims. Strike is hammered and in high relief with bold stars and deeply defined reverse eagle features. This lovely quarter is essentially blemish free with only a tiny reverse bagmark below (O)F requiring mention. Housed in PCGS old green holder. An attractive and pleasing Capped Bust quarter offering from the Running Boar Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 25C 1835
EF40 NGC
2032984019
B-4
R3
Original $325 New May 22! Ex. Jules Reiver Collection, Better B-4 Die Pairing, Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray Patina, Running Boar Collection. Die State 4 with bold bisecting obverse die crack. Surfaces are strictly original with uniform gray patina. Strike is typical with some stars lacking definition. A better die pairing and in a late die state for those collecting at the Browning die variety level. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. The NGC label reads B-4 JULES REIVER COLLECTION. A quality Capped Bust quarter offering from the Running Boar Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 25C 1835
EF40 PCGS
82216606
B-3
R4+
Original $400 New May 22! Better Browning B-3 Variety, Near Choice Original, Attractive Olive-Gold, Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. B-3 presents a scarce die marriage that becomes very rare in EF or better. This example is strict original with deep gray patina that exposes olive-gold coloring under a light source. Strike is average. Under the obverse toning, there are a few ancient micro lines on the lower obverse mentioned for 100% accuracy. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A rare Capped Bust quarter die variety offering from the Running Boar Collection worth considering.
Capped Bust 25C 1836 Capped Bust 25C 1836
AU50 NGC
567625004
B-1
R2
Choice $725 New May 22! Choice Original, Attractive Gun Metal Gray Toning, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. Die State 3. An attractive 1836 B-1 Capped Bust quarter from the Running Boar Collection and one of my favorites of the consignment. Surfaces are perfectly original and choice. A gun metal gray-blue skin covers both sides and is thicker on the obverse. Bright light viewing accentuates the embedded blues. Residual luster has a steely texture as one often sees on on 1840s era Liberty Seated dollars. Strike is nearly complete with only star 7 lacking definition. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and dating back to the late 1990s timeframe.
Morgan $1 1885CC Morgan $1 1885-CC
GSA Holder
MS63 NGC
3901540001

Choice New Price
HOLD
$750
New May 22! Pricing Reduction - Original GSA Holder, Beautiful Reverse Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. Housed in original GSA holder with papers and NGC grading band. A better Carson City date with pretty reverse rainbow toning. Locating toner Morgans in General Service Administration holders is challenging let alone a better date Carson City piece. A noteworthy consignment from the Wisconsin Collection that will garner considerable attention.
Seated 25C 1858O Seated 25C 1858-O
EF40
PCGS
82160945
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$425
New May 22! Slightly Better Date, Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. Lead FRoR customer has passed and again available! Mintage of 520,000 and considered to be quite scarce in EF or better by Briggs. One does not often see this date in choice condition. Offered here is a naturally toned example with crusty olive-gray patina. Strike is complete and typical for the Briggs 1-A die pairing. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. Only 22 examples known with CAC approval and most being in the EF through low AU grade levels. Amazingly, only one mint state example is CAC approved. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 50C 1879 Seated 50C 1879
PF64 NGC
2589388004

Choice $1725 New May 22! Near Gem Original, Bright Reflective Mirrors, Lovely Teal Blue Toning, Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. Transparent teal blue patina is so dominate on this lovely 1879 proof strike and covers both sides. Then there are the sharp reflective mirrors that provide a close to cameo effect during bright light viewing. Strike is fully executed. A close 10x loupe inspection (on a half dollar sized coin) revealed a few faint hairlines in the right obverse field under the toning at accounts for the assigned grade. Reverse is entirely blemish free. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A visually stunning Liberty Seated half dollar from the Running Boar Collection.
Seated $1 1867 Seated $1 1867
VF35
PCGS OGH
2668497

Choice HOLD
$1230
New May 21! Better Date, Choice Original, Light Gray, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, A Pleasing Example, From a New Hampshire Collection. Mintage of 46,900. 1867 dated Liberty Seated dollars are quite elusive among similar dates of that the prior Civil War period. Few are known to exist as Asia export consumed many if not most of the Liberty Seated dollars minted during 1867. The trade with the Orient countries become active after the Civil War and most heavy silver pieces were shipped in liu of Mexican coinage. John W. McCloskey has written in the November 1982 Gobrecht Journal that, "The 1867 dollar is very rare and underrated in all circulated grades and is possibly the rarest of the Philadelphia Mint with-motto dates. The offered example is very well preserved with honest wear and light gray patina. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. Surfaces are naturally toned with a few bag marks consistent with the grade. An important GFRC offering for the collector building a mid grade date and mintmark set. Please note that GFRC images have some lighting reflections on left obverse and reverse. Please be assumed that the ligh gray patina is uniform throughout. From a private New Hampshire collection administered by a selective gentleman.