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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Capped Bust 50C 1830 Capped Bust 50C 1830
VG10 raw
Davignon 22-X
Choice $400 New August 20! Contemporary Counterfeit, Rare Davignon 22-X, Choice Original Olive Gray, Medal Die Alignment, West Texas Collection. 1830 contemporary counterfeit bust half, Davignon 22-X.  Davignon indicates two known, but reference books become obsolete quickly.  Still, a no question challenging contemporary counterfeit die variety.   This choice original example grades VG without any defects, and unusually nice for a well worn contemporary counterfeit bust half.  Has medal alignment of the obverse and reverse dies, and still, nobody noticed while it circulated for all those years.  From the West Texas Collection. This counterfeit is difficult to price. If the asking price is not acceptable, then please make an offer.
Gold G$20 1924 Gold G$20 1924
MS65 PCGS
82415330

Gem $1650 New August 20! Gem Original, Frosty Gold Luster, Essentially Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Nice frosty luster with mark free surfaces. Priced at bid with gold spot at $1290; an opportunity to play the combined bullion and numismatic market with this lovely Saint. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality double eagle gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 10C 1854-O
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
28172755
F-101
Choice HOLD
$400
New August 20! Choice Crusty Original, Mottled Mediun Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. F-101 web-book variety plate coin. Acquired May 1995 and resides in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since that time. Surfaces are crusty original. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval validates the strictly original surfaces and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1855 Seated 10C 1855
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
21272614
F-104
Choice $1100 New August 20! Double Die Obverse #3, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. F-104 double die obverse #3 web-book plate coin. Choice original surfaces with bold frosty luster. Residing in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since September 1990. Housed in old blue label PCGS with reverse PNG hologram. CAC approval recognizes the strictly originality, accurate grading and eye appeal. A marvelous example that belongs in an advanced date and mintmark set collection.
Seated 10C 1878 Seated 10C 1878
Type 1 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
21462662
F-103
Gem HOLD
$1250
New August 20! Rare Type 1 Reverse, R5 Rarity Gem Original, Fiery Gold Chartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Grade, Gerry Fortin Collection. One of the finest graded for the variety. Type 1 reverse 1878 dimes are rare in all grades and become very rare in high end mint state. This F-103 Type I reverse example has been in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since the mid 1990s and was employed as the F-103 plate coin in the Seated Dime web-book. Fully struck with no device weakness whatsoever. Fields are mirrored results in vibrant golden cartwheel luster that will please the most selective collector. Housed in old PCGS holder with reverse PNG hologram. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the Type 1 Reverse F-103 web-book plate coin.
Seated 20C 1875S Seated 20C 1875-S
EF45 PCGS

Cleaned $200 New August 20! Accurately Graded, Old Cleaning, Value Priced for Type, Newtown Collection. Even light gray with residual luster. Reverse has been cleaned with hairlines in the left field. Priced accordingly and a value piece for a Dansco or Whitman album type set. From the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 50C 1856-O
VF30 PCGS
82484909

Choice $160 New August 20! Choice Original, Attractive Rose/Gray Patina, Well Struck, Conservative Grading. . Freshly graded and spending time in GFRC inventory in raw condition. Conservative grading on this attractive 1856 New Orleans half dollar example with original rose-gray obverse toning. Reverse offers additional deep blue toning regions that become sky blue under a light source. Strike is typical for the date while surfaces are entirely blemish free. Under a bright light, the obverse and reverse fields are nicely reflective with residual luster consistent with a higher grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Standing 25C 1918S Standing 25C 1918-S
MS64+ PCGS
84218798

Gem $500 New August 20! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster throughout obverse and reverse dominates when first viewing this lovely Standing Liberty quarter. Strike is typical with full left facing leg but two missing rivets on the shield and partial head. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another quality offering from the Osprey Collection consignor.
Morgan $1 1881CC Morgan $1 1881-CC
MS64 PCGS
32148556

Choice $695 New August 19! Choice Original, Attractive Dual Sided Toning, Burnt Gold-Rose Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. 1881 Carson City Morgans are nearly always found with blast white frosty surfaces. However, beautifully toned examples have been finding their way to GFRC. This offering, from the Denver Collection, is simply gorgeous with burnt orange and rose circular toning that is darker at the rims than centers. Surfaces are quite frost as is the luster. Grading is fair and accurate as there are several micro ticks on the cheek. If building an attractive toned sets of Morgan dollars, then please consider this superior example. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
No Drapery
MS61
PCGS
60140865
F-106a
Choice $2250 New August 19! Cobweb Shattered Reverse, Interim Die State, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Florida Collection. Locating 1839 New Orleans dimes in strictly original mint state condition takes considerable patience and searching. This Florida Collection duplicate has a lot to offer including frosty luster across the main devices and the fields. Strike is hammered with every device detail being deeply impressed. A large die crack encircles the reverse wreath and is immediately recognized as the Cobweb Shattered Reverse but in an interim die state. Fields have a few tiny ticks but nothing that is considered distracting, especially at the assigned MS61 grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and conservatively graded. CAC approval validates the frosty originality and eye appeal. An important Top 100 Variety offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 10C 1845
MS64 PCGS OGH
9856993
F-102
Choice $1650 New August 19! Ex. Frog Run Collection, Left Over Reverse of 1844, Choice Original, Bold Strike, Thick Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. Bold frosty luster and a hammered strike are the hallmarks for this 1845 Philadelphia struck dime that originally arrived to market via the Frog Run Sale circa 2004 in Baltimore. At that sale, it realized nearly $1300 and a strong price for that time period. Head details and hair curls are completely defined as are the high relief stars. Reverse strike is also complete with every vein in the wreath leaves fully defined. The F-102 die pairing matches Obverse 1 with the leftover reverse of 1844. Die cracks are readily evident throught S(T)ATES O(F) with the die crack through the T descending down the left wreath. Grade rarity also needs to be touched upon. PCGS has graded 24 at the MS63 level with auction records in the $900 to $1600 range. In recent years, few MS64 examples have reach the market with the Florida Collection specimen not purchased via auction but through private treaty. At the MS65 level, this date is easily a $4000 coin as few have ever traded. Housed in PCGS old green holder. An important offering from the Florida Collection for those building a superior set of Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1845O Seated 10C 1845-O
AU50 PCGS
03865059
F-101a
Original $3750 New August 19! Very Scarce Grade, Original Silver Gray, Bold Strike, Florida Collection. 1845 New Orleans strikes are available in lower circulated graded up to Very Fine. But at the AU or better level, this date becomes rare and remains underrated. PCGS population report shows a total of 8 examples followed by only two in mint state; the Eliasberg MS69 and an additional MS62. That is the extent of the surviving population in highest grades available. This Florida Collection offering is one of the eight pieces in the AU grade range. One immediately notes the frosty surfaces during in hand viewing. Strike is hammered with all obverse and reverse device details completely defined. Obverse die rust is easily seen throughout Liberty's gown folds due to strike quality and minimal wear. Toning is limited to an aquamarine-gold ring surrounding the stars. Blemish wise, there is a faint hairline patch is the upper right obverse field that is visible on the GFRC images. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important date and grade offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1851O Seated 10C 1851-O
VF35 PCGS
27661426
F-101
Choice $475 New August 19! Undergraded, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Surfaces, Scarce Date, Florida Collection. 1851 New Orleans strikes continue to be undervalued in today's market. Survival rates are low in EF or better with the number available choice being even smaller. Looking at PCGS population report, one finds 14 in all EF grades, 15 in all AU grades and only 4 in all mint state grades. Many of the AU graded examples seen have odd or funky textured coloring. This VF35 graded example is first of all, undergraded. Weak strikes are an issue for the date also and complicate grading. I would grade this 1851-O dime EF40. Surfaces are choice with crusty original gray patina with additional olive and gold hues. Several wispy lines are seen in the obverse field under the toning but are mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. A challenging New Orleans in choice condition from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1858 Seated 10C 1858
PR61 PCGS
15742781
F-101
Original $1150 New August 19! Attractive Deep Blue-Rose Patina, Mirrored Fields, Faint Reverse Pitting, Conservatively Graded, Florida Collection. 1856 through 1858 proof dimes were struck in tiny quantities for East Coast collectors of that timeframe. The 1858 date has a suggested mintage of 100 with an estimate of 50-70 known. PCGS was rather conservative on this example with a PF61 grade. Strike is hammered and eye appeal is high due to decent mirrors and attractive deep blue-rose toning. Obverse surfaces are perfectly original and do not warrant the assigned grade. However, the reverse has some faint surface pits seen with a 10x loupe. If I balance the eye appeal with reverse technical issue, a PF62 grade would be warranted as this is a decent early date proof example that will not break the bank. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A nice early date proof offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Type 1 Obverse
MS64 PCGS OGH
4028907
F-103
Choice $950 New August 19! Type 1 Obverse, Weak Date, Finest Example Seen, Choice Original, Frosty White Luster, Florida Collection. Every once in a while, I get a nice surprise when viewing fresh Liberty Seated dime lots. Case in point is this frosty 1861 Type 1 obverse dime residing in old green label holder. Definitely a great dime at the MS64 level and accurately graded. Looking at the weak date punch immediatey revealed an F-103 variety attribution and the finest example I've seen. Previously, the best example seen was the web-book plate coin which grades AU50. This variety also has a weakly hubbed reverse denomination. Images have been captured and will be added to the web-book shortly to illustrate this mint state example. An important offering from the Florida Collection for advanced die variety collections.
Seated 10C 1864 Seated 10C 1864
MS63 PCGS
25250199
F-102a
Gem $2875 New August 19! Gem Original, Frosty Devices, Light Rose Toned Mirrors, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. Every Liberty Seated dime collector recognizes how difficult the 1863 through 1867 Philadelphia strikes are to locate. Mint state examples will occasionally arrive to the market but most are safely "put away" in strong collector hands. Mintage for the 1864 date is 11,000. This lovely example, from the Florida Collection, has been assigned a Gem quality rating due to substantial eye appeal and no distracting blemishes. The MS63 grade is technically correct as there are several faint hairlines in the left obverse field visible when inspecting under bright light with a 10x loupe. Having said that, the overall appearance and eye appeal is that of a higher grade. Devices are frosty original while the fields are lightly mirrored. This is a no question business strike as many will be seen with proof like fields. Rose-gold toning is seen throughout the obverse and reverse. A quality example that is housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Worthy of an advanced mint state collection!
Seated 10C 1865S Seated 10C 1865-S
EF40 PCGS
27451447
F-103
Original $1750 New August 19! Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. 1865 San Francisco dimes saw heavy circulation in the western United States and many were problematic with weak obverse strikes. Locating a strictly original example with partially raised head is a major challenge as so many in TPG holders have been net graded for surface issues. This F-103 example is no question original with thick gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is typical to slightly better for the F-103 die pairing. Reverse die is heavily eroded with most denticles worn away. In hand appearance would like to a Choice quality rating as the eye appeal is quite high. I've assigned an Original rating due to a toned over line in the mid left field between left facing forearm and UNITE(D). Reverse is fully blemish free and essentially a gem for the grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. Another rare and quality duplicate from the Florida Collection for an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 50C 1840
Rev 1839
AU58 NGC Fatty
218672018

Choice $925 New August 19! Crusty Choice Original, Old Paper Envelope Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. If strict originality is your cup of tea, then this 1840 Liberty Seated half dollar is worth considering. Surfaces are choice with thick crusty old envelope toning that is similar to that found on Newman Seated halves. Toning is semi transparent and allows a reasonable amount of the mirrored luster to poke through when viewed under a light source. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at star 5 and on the lower leg eagle leg. In terms of blemishes, two faint and fully toned over lines in the obverse right field holds me back from a Gem quality rating. This piece is so close to being a gem. Housed in early NGC fatty holder. Another top quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Sm Date Rev 1842
AU50 PCGS
30847584
Rev 1842
Choice $500 New August 19! Choice Original, Light Gray Surfaces, Golden Luster, Attractive and Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A scarce date size variety with low surviving populations in EF and AU grades. PCGS population report indicates a total of 18 examples iat EF45 level while AU50 has 15 graded. This example resides in 2014 generation PCGS holder with light gray patina along with intermixed golden shades. The golden coloring becomes dominate under a light source. Strike is complete with blemish free devices and fields. A choice example for the selective collector from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
AU50
PCGS
30588668
WB-14
Gem HOLD
$650
New August 19! Gem Original, Gorgeous Transparent Gray-Blue Toning, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A gem original 1845 New Orleans strike that is accurately graded in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Eye appeal is superior whether viewing this lovely piece in hand or under a bright light. The stark contrast between the dark gray fields and lighter primary devices is so evident from the GFRC images and during in hand viewing. When adding a light source, the darker patina simply melts away leaving rose and sky blue coloring on reflective surfaces. The color transition is quite pleasing. Strike is typical with weakness in the left field stars. There are no blemishes to note as this 1845-O strike was so well preserved. CAC approval validates the strict originality, accurate grading and substantial eye appeal. Definitely a gem offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 50C 1849
AU55
NGC
3741662178
WB-10
Choice HOLD
$750
New August 19! MPD 8 in Denticles, Choice Original, Olive Gray Patina, Eye Appreal, Tenafly Collection. This lovely 1849 Philadelphia strike has become an immediate favorite within GFRC inventory. This half is a no question original piece with natural olive and gray patina. Bright light viewing is a joy as the luster kicks in and shifts coloring to rose centers, faint blues and light gold at the rims. Obverse strike is a tad uneven with some weak stars while Liberty's head and curls are crisp. There are no blemishes whatsoever. An extra loop of an 8 digit is seen protruding above the denticle directly below the final 8 digit punch. There also appears to be an extra ball of a 9 digit directly above the denticles. Noted Liberty Seated half dollar specialist, Bill Bugert, has examined this piece and confirm it to be listed as WB-10 in his forthcoming Federal Register on Philadelphia die varieties. Housed in new NGC holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1849O Seated 50C 1849-O
AU53
PCGS
33205781
WB-13
Choice HOLD
$895
New August 19! Choice Original Surfaces, Golden Gray Patina, Eye Appeal, WB-13 EDS, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A choice original New Orleans struck Seated half dollar that is also a better date in the series. Main devices and fields are covered with golden gray patina when viewed in hand. Adding a light source increases golden hues throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is better than average but some weakness at stars surrounding Liberty's head was seen. Blemishes are limited to a fully toned over micro linr from Star 1 to rock that takes careful study to locate. The die pairing appears to match Bill Bugert's WB-13 listing due to the obverse die gouge in the gown folds by left hand. Other obverse die cracks are not present. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. You really can't go wrong on this offering as all quality parameters intersect including originality, eye appeal and accurate grading. From the Tenafly Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 50C 1853
Arrows & Rays
VF35
NGC
4207023020

Choice $250 New August 19! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. There are always a host of 1853 Arrows and Rays halves on the market due to high mintage after silver weight reduction. Collector challenge is locating the best possible value for the money. This example, from the Tenafly Collection, should be at the top of the list is pursuing a mid circulated grade specimen. Surfaces are pristine and covered with uniform gun metal gray toning. Strike is well executed with only star 8 lacking centrils. Obverse and reverse dies are clashed. The obverse has a cool arcing die crack through the lower shield. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. GFRC previously sold this lovely Seated half into the Tenafly Collection and now it returns for a second appearance. A no brainer purchase in my mind as so nice at the VF35 graded level.
Seated 50C 1854 Seated 50C 1854
With Arrows
VF35
PCGS
26724701

Choice $210 New August 19! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection. A perfect With Arrows Liberty Seated half dollar for a spot in a type set. This 1854 strike offers a Choice Original quality rating due to blemish free surfaces and classice gun metal gray toning. Eye appeal is superior to most seen at the VF35 grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality, accurate grading and eye appeal. Another quality Liberty Seated half dollar from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 50C 1855-O
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
81321101
WB-19
Gem $550 New August 19! Gem Original, Rusted Obverse Die, Undergraded, Incredible Eye Appeal, Tenafly Collection.. Let's start this description by making a bold recommendation, JUST BUY IT NOW! This incredible WB-19 R4 example belongs in the most selective Seated half collection. PCGS was too strict grading this piece as I believe it is a full AU55. The AU53 results from weak obverse devices due to being struck by a rusted and eroded die. The die erosion is most evident along the raised scroll edges. There is little wear but rather a weak strike. Eye appeal is superior with glowing surfaces covered by gun metal blue gray patina. Under a bright light, the obverse shifts to a ring of light gold surrounding the stars and a sky blue center. The reverse coloring is also similar but not as pronounced as the obverse. Reverse strike is well executed and there are no blemishes to discuss. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A substantial quality offering from the Tenafly Collection that deserves special consideration regardless of the asking price.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
AU55
PCGS
33366404

Gem HOLD
$450
New August 19! Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Semi Transparent Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. How can you not like this wonderful 1858 New Orleans struck half? JUST BUY IT NOW is my recommendation, especially with a fresh CAC sticker. This half has a absolutely hammered strike, bold luster and perfectly original toning. GFRC images just can't do this half justice so please use your imagination. I love this piece! Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality piece from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 50C 1859
AU55
PCGS
26454285

Choice $725 New August 19! Choice Original, Aquamarine/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. This 1859 Philadelphia strike is well preserved and definitely above average in overall quality. Surfaces are entirely original with considerable luster under a light source. During in hand viewing, the coloring is a gray and gold while bright light viewing brings about sky blue and faint gold at the rims. Main devices and fields are entirely blemish free while strike is a tad weak at the stars. Eye appeal is quite high when exposes to any secondary lighting. Previously from the Strawberry Fields Collection which sold at Heritage Auction during September 2013 and realized $764. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A quality piece for the selective collector from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1863 Seated 50C 1863
EF40 NGC
4208636013

Original $360 New August 19! Civil War Strike, Original Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Civil War Philadelphia strike dates are always in demand and relatively scarce in the marketplace. 1863 mintage is a moderate 503,200 as compared to the nearly 1 million struck at the San Francisco mint. This Philadelphia strike is well preserved with light gray patina through obverse and reverse. Strike is well executed with all stars having connected centrils and the lower reverse eagle legs, claws and arrow feathers being well defined. Blemish wise, there is a tiny mark below the left facing breast, otherwise mark free. A nice original example that is housed in new NGC large font holder. A quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1869 Seated 50C 1869
AU58
PCGS
29903960

Gem HOLD
$725
New August 19! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Light Gold Toning, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection.. An immediate JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is rendered for this incredible 1869 Philadelphia strike. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is obsolutely warranted. A superb offering from the Tenafly and Seal Beach Collections that will become one of the highlights of an advanced Seated half dollar holding.
Seated 50C 1869S Seated 50C 1869-S
EF40 PCGS
33397700
WB-1
Original HOLD
$345
New August 19! Near Choice Original Surfaces, Old Eric Newman Like Old Paper Envelope Toning, Typical Strike, Tenafly Collection. Small S mintmark as is found on all 1869 San Francisco strikes. A near choice original example with thick gray patina and underlying rose-gold coloring when viewed under a light source. The toning is similar to that seen on Eric P. Newman halves when stored for decades in thick paper 2x2 envelopes. Strike is typical for the issue and pleasing. Previously sold into the Tenafly Collection from the well recognized Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder are seeking a new home in an advanced Liberty Seated half dollar collection.
Gold 25C 1855/4 Gold 25C 1855/4
California Fractional
MS64 PCGS
84218812
BG-106
Choice $550 New August 17! California Fractional Gold, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Stocking California fractional gold is always a fun event due to their gold rush significance and private issue. The booming gold rush years left local merchants with a lack of small denomination coinage. The San Francisco mint did not ramp $1 coin production until 1854 and only with a meager 14,600 mintage to support local commerce. As a result, local jewelry shop owners began striking and issuing private gold in small denominations. Most were struck with anvil and hammer leading to uneven strikes. This 1855/4 example, from the Osprey Collection, is listed as BG-106 and graded MS64. Severe die rust pits on the cheek are readily apparent and validate the die variety. Strike is nice executed on the obverse while the denominations has several weak letters. Viewing this lovely example reveals substantial frosty cartwheel luster. Accurately graded and fair priced.
Gold G$10 1907 Gold G$10 1907
Indian
MS64+ NGC
4244628006

Gem $3750 New August 17! No Motto, Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. First year of design issue with multiple varieties to consider. 1907 brought the Wired Edge and Rolled Edge variants with both being prohibitively expensive. 1907 also saw the minting of No Motto examples. These are the logical selection for first year of design types sets. Mintage for the date is 239,406. GFRC is so pleased to feature another outstanding selection by the Osprey Collection. This 1907 No Motto $10 eagles is graded MS64+ with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free while the overall apperance is is well balance and deserving of the assigned grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Please give this lovely example special consideration for an advanced type collection.
Gold G$10 1911D Gold G$10 1911-D
Indian
AU58 PCGS
82900048

Choice $7750 New August 17! Absil Collection, Choice Original, Faint Rub, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. 1911 Denver strikes quickly becomes a important rarity in mint state condition. Mintage is a tiny 31,000. This choice original AU58 mint state $10 eagles would be ideal as a more affordable alternative since lower mint state grades bring five figures. Satiny cartwheel luster is readily apparent and pleasing. Strike is well executed. In terms of blemishes, there is one microscopic field mark on the lower left obverse field near Liberty's chin and two others on the upper reverse. Let's remember this lovely example is graded AU58 and not MS62. Very faint rub is seen on the cheek and on the reverse eagle's highest feathers. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with Absil Collection pedigree listed on label. A marvelous offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1906 Gold G$2.5 1906
Liberty
MS67 PCGS
83921497

Gem $3100 New August 17! Superb Gem, Osprey Collection. This outstanding 1906 $2.5 quarter eagle strike offers interesting type coin possibilities. A superb gem with frosty cartwheel luster and no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is hammered and well balanced. PCGS has graded a total of 67 at the MS67 grade level with two finer and at a $20,000 price tag. Quality and eye appeal are so typical of Osprey Collection offerings. Nicely priced below those graded MS67 on commercial websites.
Gold G$2.5 1915S Gold G$2.5 1915-S
Early Commemoratives
MS64 PCGS
82689706

Gem $725 New August 17! Panama-Pacific Gold Dollar. Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Great For Type, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Panama-Pacific gold commemoratives have a tiny mintage of 15,000 but a very high survival rate. This example, from the Osprey Collection, is fully struck and offers nice satiny luster. Accurately graded at the MS64 level and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfect type coin and candidate for the Early Silver and Gold Commemorative set in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Gold G$2.5 1926 Gold G$2.5 1926
Early Commemoratives
MS62 PCGS
21882206

Choice HOLD
$450
New August 17! Sesquicentennial, Choice Original or Better, Fiery Orange Gold Patina, Conservatively Graded, Osprey Collection. A gorgeous 1926 Sesquicentennial example that is only graded MS62. Toning is desirable fiery orange gold that cover frosty cartwheel luster. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes to justify the assigned MS62 grade. Overall a top quality offering from the Osprey Collection that is conservatively graded and available for finishing a silver and gold early commemorative type set.
Gold G$5 1811 Gold G$5 1811
Capped Bust
AU58 NGC
961816010
Tall 5
Choice $9600 New August 17! Rare Tall 5 Variety, Early Capped Bust Offering, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Total mintage for the 1811 date is 99,581 and includes both the Small and Tall 5 reverse varieties. According to David Akers, the Tall 5 variety is approximately twice as rare as the 1811 Small 5 in mint state. This is important to know given the new NGC AU58 offering from the Osprey Collection. Frosty luster is vibrant and active under a bright light. Strike is well impressed with rounded stars and a complete compliment of reverse devices to enjoy. GFRC images accurately capture the eye appeal and surfaces condtions. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and accurately graded. A rare early date half eagle offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1908D Gold G$5 1908-D
Indian
MS62 PCGS
07743723

Choice $950 New August 17! Choice Original, Gorgeous Deep Orange-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Classic deep orange-gold patina is the highlight of this lovely 1908 Denver $5 half eagle. Under bright light, the orange-gold patina takes on a fiery glow and is so attractive. So why is this $5 Indian only graded PCGS MS62? Using a 10x loupe, the only blemishes to be found were some very faint wispy hairlines in front of the Indian's face and that is stretching to locate an explanation. Otherwise, a Gem Original quality rating might have been assigned due to the superior eye appeal. This is one heck of a $5 offering for the MS62 assigned grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert. There are always top quality surprises from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 25C 1843O Seated 25C 1843-O
Small O
AU50 PCGS
82204012
Briggs 1-C
Original $900 New August 17! Small O, Near Choice Original, Olive-Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Advanced Liberty Seated quarter collectors well recognize how challenging early New Orleans dates can be in AU or better grades. Then add in the challenge of locating examples with choice surfaces and a decent strike. This newest 1843-O offering, from the Osprey Collection, is strictly original with natural olive-gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The upper reverse is also toned over with mottled ebony shades. There is ample residual luster to tease the eyes under a bright light. Strike is typical with some weakness on the stars in the right field. Blemish wise, there is a deeply toned over line above the right wing that is not visible in GFRC images but mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another quality offering from the Osprey Collection for Liberty Seated quarter collectors to consider.
Seated 50C 1865S Seated 50C 1865-S
EF40 PCGS
84396778
WB-5
Choice $435 New August 17! Civil War San Francisco Mint, Choice Original, Attractive Light Gray, Balanced Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. Small Thin S, A gorgeous EF40 graded 1865 San Francisco survivor with choice original surfaces. Light gray patina is uniform across obverse and reverse. Strike is reasonable with weakness on the right obverse field stars needing to be mentioned. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and conservatively graded. This is a strong EF40 example with considerable eye appeal and would please the most selective collector. Surfaces are entirely blemishes free also. What is there not to like about this 1865-S WB-5 offering?
Barber 50C 1899O Barber 50C 1899-O
EF40 raw

Original HOLD
$375
New August 15! Slightly Better Date, Original Gun Metal Gray, Well Struck, West Texas Collection. Locating strictly original New Orleans and San Francisco struck Barber halves in upper circulated grades can be challenging as most saw heavy circulation and are well worn. This example, from the West Texas Collection, is a no question VF35 with natural gray patina. Strike is complete, especially the lower right reverse arrows. A quality Barber half for a Dansco or Whitman album collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 50C 1837
F12 raw
Davignon 2-B
Original $105 New August 15! Contemporary Counterfeit, Original and Well Preserved, West Texas Collection. A common contemporary counterfeit with original light olive gray surfaces. Quality is high as there are no blemishes to mention; just light wear. Edge inspected revealed mostly lettering with a short span of reeding below the date. Another eclectic offering rrom the West Texas Collection.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 10C 1854-O
EF Details PCGS
29200301
F-102
Market Acceptable $1650 New August 15! Shattered Obverse, Top 100 Varieties Semi-Key Date, Golden Retoned Surfaces, So Close to Original, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. An important Top 100 Varieties offering to consider. Some history is in order. This is the second time that GFRC has handled this 1854-O Shattered Obverse dime that resides in a PCGS EF Details - Cleaning holder. Surfaces are slightly dull in appearance as would be expected for a silver piece graded EF. The entire dime is covered with a uniform golden patina that becoming darker at the rims. Again normal for an original silver coin. The issue is the golden toning that results when a dipped coin sits in a paper 2x2 envelope for many years. Some silver coins will acquire golden coloring rather than grays. This is the case here as the offered F-102 dime has no signs of any mechanical cleaning. Eye appeal is strong for the variety with bold shelf metal through the date. There are no blemishes whatsoever to mention. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with PCGS Genuine Cleaning XF Cleaning label. From the Cleveland Collection with in hand inspection being recommended being drawing any negative conclusions.
Seated 10C 1871CC Seated 10C 1871-CC
VG10
11785002
F-101
Choice $4500 New August 15! Rare Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Even Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. For collectors attempting to complete a Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set, this choice 1871-CC offering might be interesting. I'll go on record and indicate that I really like this example and would have enjoyed within my own early collection if available at the time. Surfaces are unabraided with uniform natural gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The color uniformity throughout the entire coin is attractive as is the even wear. This 1871-CC dime was carefully selected by the Cleveland Collection owner and I can attest to his diligence when purchasing four figure coins. Housed in a Dominion Grading Service holder, a Dave Lawrence grading service that is no longer in existence. Just treat this offering as a raw coin with considering as no question original and choice at the VG10 grade level. No traces of porosity either.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 10C 1872
EF45 PCGS
29200347
F-105
Choice $1350 New August 15! Double Die Reverse, Choice Original, Old Album Toning, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. The 1872 Double Die Reverse die variety is an important addition to any Top 100 Set. Nearly all example seen will have a weak obverse strike, especially at Liberty's head and gown line; this is the way the F-105 die variety is found. Many examples have been cherrypicked since the 175 degree rotated hubbing error was discovered back in 1999 and published in the Gobrecht Journal during 2003. I've seen a decent number of the cherrypicked examples with this Cleveland Collection offering being one of the nicest. Lovely blues surround rose colored centers on both the obverse and reverse. The coloring is stronger on the obverse and most attractive. Surfaces are blemish free and the grading is accurate for the variety. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and deserving a place in an advanced Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
EF45
PCGS
29200348
F-103
Choice HOLD
$175
New August 15! Repunched Date, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Nicely Struck, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Choice original example of the popular Repunched Date die variety that is part of the Top 100 set. Surfaces are essentially blemishe free with uniform light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is crisply executed. Obverse die was in an early die state when minting this example as the date repunched is bold and obvious. Finding a nicer example at the EF45 grade will be challenging given the balanced characteristics of this Cleveland Collection duplicate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
EF45
PCGS
28715664
F-107
Original $650 New August 15! Shattered Reverse, Top 100 Variety, Strictly Original Example with Natural Luster, Accurately Graded, Scarce This Nice, Cleveland Collection. . Let's open the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. A condition census example of the extremely popular 1887-S shattered reverse die variety that is required for every Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Die Varieties set. Surfaces are perfectly original with golden-gray obverse toning and mostly semi-transparent gray on the reverse. Faint residual luster remains under a bright light. Surfaces are blemish free at the assigned EF45 grade level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An important die variety offering from the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 25C 1843O Seated 25C 1843-O
Large O
G04 PCGS
29677885
Briggs 3-F
Original $325 New August 15! Large O, Original Surfaces, Dark Olive-Gray Fields, Circulated Cameo Appearance, Conservative Grading, Cleveland Collection. Listed separately by Briggs as the lone 1843 reverse with Large O mintmark. Later captured by the Cherrypickers Guide and listed as FS-501. Always found in lower circulated grades with the finest holdered at PCG being an AU53. This Good 4 example is nicely original with circulated cameo contrast between the dark gray fields and lighter wear points. There are some ancient toned over lines that must be mentioned but not distracting at the grade level. Overall, a wholesale example for a collector wishing to fill the #5 spot, in a Top 25 Varieties set, at a value price. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Large O and FS-501 designation is not on the label. From the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 25C 1851-O
VF20 raw

Choice HOLD
$900
New August 15! Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Well Struck for Date, Fairly Graded, West Texas Collection. Clearly a better date in the Liberty Seated quarter series with small mintage of 88,000. Most survivial examples are found with weak strikes and surface issues. Along comes this choice example from the West Texas Collection in raw condition since the individual is an old time collector and not active with the grading services. This 1851 New Orleans is fully choice with natural medium gray patina and no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is rather strong for the issue with the right facing wing having some weakness but the claws and arrow feather nicely defined. I've assigned a fair grade of VF20 and priced accordingly. If looking for a strong example of the 1851-O date for a Dansco and Whitman album, then this is your coin. If planning to send to TPG for grading, then this will not be an issue as a Choice quality rating is assigned. A quality offering from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 25C 1854-O
With Arrows
VF30 raw
Briggs 3-B
Original $500 New August 15! Crumbled Die Obverse, Original Medium Gray Toning, Very Scarce Top 25 Seated Quarter Variety, Cleveland Collection . The Crumbled Die obverse is many time more elusive that its Huge O counterpart but priced at a lower level. This example is one of the few encountered since operating GFRC. Die erosion around the date digits is severe with a broken right arrow typical of a very late die state. Surfaces are covered with gun metal gray patina and two blemishes to note for 100% disclosure. There is one chatter mark in the left obverse field by star 3 and some impact on the lower left facing forearm along with an ancient rim bruise by star 6. A raw specimen that is fairly graded at the VF30 level. An important Top 25 Seated Quarter variety duplicate from the Cleveland Collection. Considering the asking price, there is much rarity value here as this die variety becomes more well known and popular.
Seated 25C 1858S Seated 25C 1858-S
F12 raw

Market Acceptable $475 New August 15! Better Date, Even Medium Gray Toning, Tiny Rim Filing, West Texas Collection. A key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series with mintage of 121,000. This is yet another issue with low survival rates and choice specimens being the anomaly. Most collectors end up purchasing a market acceptable example to fill that spot in a Dansco or Whitman album. When first evaluating this example, from the West Texas Collection, an Original quality rating was assigned and priced. The surfaces are toned an even medium gray that may not be strictly original but close enough to be graded by the TPGs. During a second inspection, a small rim filing was noted at 12:00 above Liberty's head. The filing is about 5 reeds long and the location might suggest a removed jewelry loop but I'm not convinced of that. My thought is the rim was initially filed but left at that as the color is uniform with the balance of the coin. Otherwise, this offering is quite acceptable with only two tiny rim scrapes to mention on the reverse. A decent offering of this difficult and expensive date. I've seen much worst in TPG holders.
Seated 25C 1872CC Seated 25C 1872-CC
G4 raw

Original HOLD
$1300
New August 15! Key Date, Original, Rose-Gray Surfaces, No Significant Impairments, West Texas Collection. Another important date offering from the West Texas Collection to consider for a Dansco or Whitman album collection. A key date with mintage of only 22,850 and low survival rates. This example exhibits honest wear with rose gray patina that is probably secondary in nature but still attractive at the Good 4 level. Obverse rim is crisp and elevated from the fields. The reverse rim is worn through at QUAR DOL with some faint scrapes under (QU)AR that have disturbed the toning. Priced accordingly.
Seated 25C 1873S Seated 25C 1873-S
VF35 raw

Original $250 New August 15! Original Gray Patina, Decent Strike, Fairly Graded, West Texas Collection. A strictly original 1873 San Francisco strike that will easily grade at any TPG. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and close to choice with even gray patina. An Original quality rating was assigned due to an ancient rim bruise below the 18 digits. Priced accordingly and perfect for a Dansco or Whitman date and mintmark album collection. A nice duplicate from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
S/Horizontal S
F12 PCGS
30447972
Briggs 4-D
Choice $95 New August 15! S/Horizontal S, Popular Variety, Top 25 #23, Olive Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. A choice example of the popular die variety with olive gray surfaces. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder; the S/Horizontal S die variety is not listed on the label. Another quality duplicate from the Cleveland Collection.
Shield 5C 1869 Shield 5C 1869
MS64 NGC
3785729001

Choice HOLD
$315
New August 15! Choice Original, Proof Like, Washington State Collection. One immediately notes the lightly mirror surfaces when first inspecting this 1869 shield nickel. The reverse is especially proof like with heavy die polished lines running behind the numerical 5 digit and stars. Strike is quite good with all horizontal and vertical shield lines being well defined. This piece is essentially untoned and housed in new NGC holder.
World 1 Thaler 1715 World 1 THALER 1715
German States
VF30 raw
KM 88.2
Choice HOLD
$195
New August 15! HCB Initials Under Horese, German States, Brunswick-Luneburg, Choice Original Gray, West Texas Collection. A perfectly original example of a Brunswick-Luneburg (north-central present Germany) single year design type with mintmaster's HCB initials under horse and special reverse coat of arms. Listed in Krause as KM-88.2 with suggest EF retail value of $375. This example grades closer to VF30 and has classic gun metal gray patina. A substantial silver crown that will please the selective collector of European coins.
Seated 10C 1857O Seated 10C 1857-O
MS63
PCGS
09652714
F-102
Gem HOLD
$1450
New August 14! Superb Gem, Undergraded, Dual Sided Bullseye Toning, Fully Struck, Florida Collection. If outside of the current PCGS MS63 holder, I would immediately grade this superb 1857-O dime at the MS64 level. Yes, the luster may not be strong enough for an MS65 designation but all other parameters make this dime a complete stand out as an MS64 Both obverse and reverse offer rainbow bullseye toning with satiny textures. GFRC images accurately capture the coloring and distinct toning rings. Strike is hammered on the obverse with full head and hair curls and nicely rounded stars. The reverse has some weakness at the upper wreath leaves and on the ribbon bows as is so common for this variety. Surfaces are entirely blemish free also. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the originality and eye appeal. I'm not sure why this 1857-O dime did not receive a gold bean as undergraded at the MS63 level. An important offering from the Florida Collection that will be cherished for years once part of an advanced collection. If I were still collecting, this one would be heading to the Gerry Fortin Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1809 Capped Bust 10C 1809
F15 PCGS
85179460
JR-1
Original $1850 New August 12! Original, Even Gun Metal Gray, Scarce Date, Conservative Grading, Union Bridge Collection. Mintage is a limited 51,065 for the first year of open collar Capped Bust dime production. Surfaces are naturally toned with original gun metal gray patina that is typical for the time period and attractive. PCGS grading is conservative as Liberty's hair curls are crisp while the reverse offers eagle feathers that retain substantial details. There are a few blemishes consistent with the grade level including a faint line at the lower bust that is well hidden. An important offering from the Union Bridge Collection that was freshly graded at the 2017 Denver ANA.
Morgan $1 1881CC Morgan $1 1881-CC
MS66 PCGS
25269278

Gem $1975 New August 12! Exceptional Obverse Pastel Toning, Gem Original, Scarce Carson City Date, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. A noteworthy 1881 Carson City Morgan dollar with beautiful obverse pastel toning. Mintage is 296,000 for the date but survival rate is high. Pricing is affordable in MS63 through MS65 due to substantial graded populars. In MS66, the population rapidly decreases. A long review of CoinFacts and 1881-CC PCGS MS66 Morgan auction sales verified that few toners are known at this grade level. Nearly all are frosty white or DM/DMPL examples. Watch Hill Collection consignor offers a truly gorgeous single sided toner with bisecting aquamarine-blue and rose-gold on the obverse. The coloring is enhanced by dazzling cartwheel luster. Accurately graded on a technical basis. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A special offering with GFRC images accurately capturing the colors and eye appeal.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan $1 1886
MS64
PCGS
29376005

Choice $265 New August 12! Near Gem Original, Rainbow Bullseye Toning, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. One can always count on the Watch Hill Collection consignor to offer attractively toned Morgans with bold rainbow colors. Case in point is this lovely 1886 example graded PCGS MS64 and approved by CAC. The obverse is primarily toned rose gold with a sky blue arc at E PLURIBUS UNUM. Double sky blue and gold arcs frame the reverse center and its lighter rose gold. The luster and toning result in eye appeal that is consistent with a higher grade. There is a cheek blemish which holds the grade at the MS64 level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. GFRC images are quite accurate for this lovely Morgan and hint at how bright light performance would appear. From the Watch Hill Collection consignment.
Morgan $1 1890 Morgan $1 1890
MS64
NGC
1969300005

Choice $210 New August 12! Near Gem, Dual Sided Rainbow Toning, Reflection Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Attractive darker blue and rose-gray patina covers obverse and reverse and is semi transparent to the underlying cartwheel luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only one tiny mark on the cheek. GFRC images well capture the coloring. Housed in new large font NGC holder. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality and accurate grading.
Morgan $1 1899 Morgan $1 1899
MS65 PCGS
32575165

Gem $1250 New August 12! Scarce Date, Rose-Blue Luster, Few Seen Attractively Toned, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. The 1899 date is always challenging in circulated graded with most collections have a mint state example. This date has a smaller mintage of 330,00 in comparison to most Morgan dollars dates in excess of one or more million. Now add in dual sided toning into the equation for this scarce date. Obverse is toned a faily uniform rose-gold with deep blue arc at the upper rim. A gorgeous gold and blue ring nicely frames the untoned reverse center. Accurately graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important offering from the Watch Hill Collection if attempting to build a toner set of Morgan dollars.
Seated 10C 1874CC Seated 10C 1874-CC
VF Details PCGS
85179464
F-101
Original $7500 New August 12! Original Surfaces, Punched and Tooled, Rare Date and Grade, Osprey Collection. Just back from PCGS graded and certified as VF Details which is a tad conservative on the assigned grade. A no question strictly original example of the 1874 Carson City key date for completing a Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set. Surfaces have no indications of porosity, after careful 10x loupe inspection, which is so common on most examples. Strike is quite good with a nearly complete head. The strike has a long ago reverse punch at the denominations that left an extrusion on the obverse. The obverse extrusion was then tooled down leaving a untoned circular region at Liberty's knees. Therefore, this piece will not grade and is targeted for a collector building a Dansco or Whitman album set and needing to fill that 1874-CC hole. Given the number of banged up and porous pieces seen over the years, this EF40 example should fit nicely into an EF or AU grade set without breaking the bank. From the Osprey Collection. I believe the asking price is fair based on CoinFacts auction records for problem 1874-CC examples.
Seated 25C 1857O Seated 25C 1857-O
MS62 PCGS
85179466
Briggs 1-B
Choice HOLD
$1750
New August 12! Better Date, Creamy Choice Original Luster, Hammered Obverse Strike, Above Average Eye Appeal. A better Seated quarter date, especially in mint state grades with low PCGS populations. PCGS population report indicates only five at the MS62 level with seven each at the MS63 and MS64 grade levels along with a lone MS65 as the finest known. This superior 1857-O New Orleans strike offers choice surfaces with perfectly natural creamy luster. Bright light viewing is so much fun due to the swirling luster framed by light gold rims. The obverse strike is absolutely hammered with every device detail fully impressed. Reverse is weakly struck at the lower left eagle leg and upper arrow feathers. Recently graded at the 2017 Denver ANA coin show with a mint state certification. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality better date example for the advanced collector of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 5C 1868 Seated 5C 1868
MS62 PCGS
85179459
V-2
Choice $625 New August 12! Choice Original, MS63 Luster and Eye Appeal, Bold Frosty Luster, New Jersey Collection. A low mintage of 88,600 and overall scarcity in choice condition makes this lovely example, from the New Jersey collection, a Just Buy It Now! recommendation. Eye appeal is substantial due to the frost luster and light golden toning. Both obverse and reverse offer considerable luster and blemish free surfaces. A top quality offering from the New Jersey collection that is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1830 Capped Bust 50C 1830
Small 0
EF45 PCGS
83993551
O-102
Original $225 New August 11! R3 Die Variety, Original Gray Gold Patina, Nicely Struck, Accurately Graded. The Overton 102 Small 0 die pairing is a better 1830 die variety with R3 rarity rating. Surfaces are lightly worn and strictly original. A pretty gray-gold patina covers both obverse and reverse with some darker shades near the rims. Strike is well executed. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1830 Capped Bust 50C 1830
Large 0
EF40 PCGS
83993552
O-123
Choice HOLD
$175
New August 11! Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Accurately Graded. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to the eye appeal and blemish free surfaces. I really like this 1830 Capped Bust half dollar strike and believe GFRC customers will be pleased also. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Commems $1 1900 Early Commems $1 1900
EF40 raw

Choice HOLD
$375
New August 11! Lafayette, Choice Original, Attractive Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. This Lafayette $1 commemorative is a choice original offering with excellent eye appeal. In storage for several decades and recently consigned to GFRC for divestment. There is no need to slab this fully natural example as the gun metal gray-blue patina screams originality. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. From the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Early Commems 25C 1893 Early Commems 25C 1893
AU55 raw

Original $265 New August 11! Isabella Commemorative, Original Surfaces, Residual Luster, Rose-Gold Toning Rings, New Jersey Collection. Isabella Commemorative. Light wear on blemish free surfaces. Rose-gold toning rings at the obverse and reverse rims. Off the market for several decades and a top quality offering from the New Jersey Collection
Early Commems 50C 1926 Early Commems 50C 1926
MS62 raw

Choice HOLD
$85
New August 11! Sesquicentennial, Choice Original, Crusty Olive Gray Patina, Blemish Free, New Jersey Collection. If strict originality and mark free surfaces are your cup of tea, then please consider this choice original Sesquicentennial commemorative. Obverse is covered with olive-gold and gray patina while the reverse adds a bit more ebony coloring. Off the market for decades as residing in old paper 2x2 envelope. From the New Jersey Collection.
Gold G$10 1891CC Gold G$10 1891-CC
Liberty
VF35 raw

Market Acceptable $865 New August 11! Carson City Eagle, Old Wipe, Attractive Light Copper Gold Coloring, New Jersey Collection. United States gold collectors and also those adding selective bullion gold pieces should pay attention here. The 1891 Carson City date sports a mintage of 103,732 and is readily available in higher AU grade and low grade mint state for approximately $2000. Offered here is an attractive example with light wear and an old wipe. Blemishes are minimal and the eye appeal is decent. A Market Acceptable quality rating is assigned to accurate communicate the surfaces conditions. Priced accordingly and not a whole lot above bullion content for a Carson City dated eagle. Off the market for several decades while part of the New Jersey Collection.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
VF30
PCGS
84396865

Choice $95 New August 11! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Perfect Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Crusty original gray with choice surfaces and no blemishes. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is 100% warranted as so darn original. Another quality Denver ANA purchase.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 50C 1853
VF35
PCGS
84396820

Choice $250 New August 11! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Perfect Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Crusty original gray with choice surfaces and no blemishes. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is 100% warranted as so darn original. Another quality Denver ANA purchase.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 50C 1875-S
MS61 NGC
4345665004

Original $550 New August 11! Pretty Rose-Gray Luster, Original Surfaces, Faint Obverse Roller Lines, Accurately Graded. A pretty 1875 San Francisco Seated half that appears undergraded in current NGC holder. One immediately notes the attractive rose-gray coloring and luster that is perfectly natural. Strike is complete with bold head and hair curls along with rounded stars. Some why is this lovely piece grade MS61? Upon a close 10x loupe inspection, I noted some very faint roller lines across the central obverse when tilting the half under a bright light. Otherwise, I don't have an explanation. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Overall a pretty Liberty Seated half dollar in mint state grade at a value price. Perfect for a type set.
Capped Bust 25C 1821 Capped Bust 25C 1821
AU53 PCGS
84213461
B-3
Choice $2750 New August 10! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Rare Date and Grade, Accurately Graded. 1821 is a challenging year for Capped Bust quarter collectors. There were many re-uses of dies from 1820 along with mintage of coinage dated 1820 during the 1821 calendar year. The 1820 B-4 die variety is believed to have been struck in 1821 and therefore reducing the stated mintage of 216,851. The offered example is a near gem and perfectly original. Capped Bust quarters are well known to be found with problems and few surviving in choice condition. GFRC is pleased to be offering this choice example. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and covered with crusty gray patina along with ebony shades surrounding the stars and legend. Strike is crisply executed and uniform. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Fresh to market and Denver ANA show new purchase that will please the most selective early type collector.
Seated 10C 1856S Seated 10C 1856-S
VF30
PCGS
20561156

Choice HOLD
$1450
New August 10! Rare Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Reasonable Strike, Newtown Collection. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. First CAC approved 1856-S example handled by GFRC and there is a good reason why. CAC has only approved 12 total pieces with only two in all VF grades and two in both EF grades. Now think about that point for a moment as only four examples are choice enough to be approved in better circulated grades. This is example is no question original with rose gray obverse patina that turns to darker shades at the rims. The reverse offers similar coloring with less rose and more of a gun metal gray appearance. Strike is reasonable but not full as there is some weakness at the gown line. In terms of aesthetics, the stars are fully struck while there is weakness in the upper wreath leaves. Surfaces are essentially untouched except for a toned over mark in the right obverse field near stars 9 and 10. This mark is faintly visible on the GFRC images as old and completely toned over. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. CAC approval is 100% warranted based on the other examples that I've seen of this date.. A strong duplicate from the Newtown Collection that should be immediately scooped up as so difficult to find so choice.
Seated 10C 1860O Seated 10C 1860-O
VF25
PCGS
28645590
F-101
Choice $3250 New August 10! Key Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Key Civil War date in a special preservation state. Serious Liberty Seated dime collectors recognize how difficult it is to located choice examples of the 1860 New Orleans date. Mintage is tiny at 40,000 with most being lost and rediscovered in Civil War battlefields. The there is the Type 1 obverse design hub that has weak relief and wears down quickly. Probably 80% of the surviving examples have some amount of environmental damage or have been repaired enough to be certified by the TPGs. This example is different and offers traditional gray patina that we associate with natural toned silver; it is one of the few I've seen. GFRC originally sold this example into the Newtown Collection after locating privately. Recently, the Newtown collector upgraded this example with the Under Construction PCGS VF35 CAC specimen, therefore one is being released back to the marketplace. If you are a passionate Liberty Seated dime fan, then consider this example even if your coin is a slightly higher grade. The eye appeal of the Newtown specimen should exceed most that are available. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1866S Seated 10C 1866-S
EF40
PCGS
28687073
F-101
Choice $800 New August 10! Crusty Original, Natural Medium Gray Patina, Strong Strike, Weak S Mintmark, Newtown Collection. Another important duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection that deserves special consideration. This 1866 San Francisco strike is the F-101 die pairing with weak S mintmark. In some cases, the mintmark is barely visible and often mistaken by inexperienced dealers as a Philly mint strike. The downward sloping date is the important diagnostics as Philly strikes have an upward sloping date. This example is fully original with natural crusty grade patina. Strike is quite good for this date and mint with only a touch of weakness at the upper head and on the upper left wheat grains on the reverse. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a faint micro line from Liberty's left facing breast to stomach area; this line is mentioned for 100% accuracy as no other dealer would bother at this level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1867 Seated 10C 1867
EF40 PCGS
30446532
F-101
Original HOLD
$2200
New August 10! Very Rare Die Pairing, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Mintage of the 1867 Philadelphia date is a tiny 6,000. As a result, 1867 dimes are considered a key date in the series along with the 1871-1874 Carson City strikes. What makes this Newtown Collection offering more desirable is the F-101 die pairing that is very rare. In my web-book, the F-101 die pairing is rated as an R6 rarity and listed as a proof strike. But in the discussion surrounding this date, I question whether this die variety is a proof strike by design as the surfaces lack mirrors from that timeframe. This circulated example has been designated a business strike by PCGS and I am comfortable with this certification since the F-101 variety is disclosed. Let's take a good look at the dime in hand. Well struck with no points of weakness is always an excellent starting point. The obverse is covered with gun metal gray-blue patina with some residual luster under a light source. The reverse has a heavier blue component in the coloring and makes for nice circulated cameo contrast. There are no blemishes to mention. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An important date and die variety offering from the Newtown Collection that should not last long at the asking price.
Seated 10C 1872CC Seated 10C 1872-CC
VF25
PCGS
25243122
F-101
Choice $4950 New August 10! Important Carson City Strike, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Carson City dimes from 1875 to 1877 are fairly plentiful, but the initial issues (1871-CC through 1874-CC) from the legendary Old West facility are rare and always draw attention when offered. Many example from the early Carson City mint timeframe are encountered with granular surfaces or show other problems. Planchets were not to the required 90%:10% Silver: Copper alloy since copper was a scarce metal in the southwest. As a result planchets had a higher percentage silver with the lack of copper resulting in faster environmental damage. This choice original stone-gray and aquamarine specimen has pleasing surfaces aside from a single thin mark to the left of the date at the denticles. LIBERTY is sharper than would be expected for the assigned VF25 grade but the balance of the strike is weak; especially on the reverse. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with that all important CAC approval. A quality Carson City duplicate being offered by the Newtown Collection that should not last long. This example appeared at Tampa FUN show HA auction and is priced at the same level.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 25C 1839
AU55 PCGS
60000530

Choice $1285 New August 10! Choice Original, Gorgeous Golden Patina, Blemish Free Surfaces, Decent Strike, Accurately Graded. One sees many 1838 dated No Drapery quarters on the market while the 1839 date is much more challenging to locate. Poor strikes on No Drapery designs are also a substantial issue as few example are struck up enough to appreciate the artistry of Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. GFRC is quite pleased to be offering this lovely 1839 example that is housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and accurately graded at the AU55 level. Surfaces are perfectly original with brown-gold patina and no blemishes to discuss. Strike is much better than averate with close to a full head on Liberty and the definition of lower reverse eagle feathers, claws and arrows. A strong offering that deserves special attention by avid collectors of the series.
Seated 25C 1842 Seated 25C 1842
AU55 PCGS
33890967
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1100
New August 10! Grade Rarity, Frosty Luster, Original, Golden Hues, Accurately Graded. Liberty Seated quarter collectors well understand how difficult the 1842 Philadelphia date is in original AU or better. Mintage is only 88,000 pieces. Few examples are known with the PCGS population report indicating (6) in AU55, (3) in AU58 and (5) in MS62. That is it after 30 years of PCGS grading. Reviewing CoinFacts and HA records indicates that some of the AU55/58 examples don't have much eye appeal. A Denver ANA show purchase with surfaces that are lightly mirrored and offer ample residual luster. Faint gold patina is surrounds the obverse stars while the reverse exhibits deep gray within the legend lettering. Strike is superb with all stars having connected centrils while Liberty's hair curls are deeply impressed. The same is seen on the reverse with crisply defined eagle feathers and claws. This is no strike weakness whatsoever. In terms of blemishes, there is nothing to mention either. Die lines are seen from stars 3 through 5 to the rim and validate the Briggs 1-A attribution. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This piece has not been submitted to CAC. Advanced Liberty Seated quarter collectors should give this piece special consideration.
Seated 50C 1849O Seated 50C 1849-O
AU53 PCGS
24166650

Choice $795 New August 10! Underrated Date, Choice Original, Light Rose-Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Pleez B. Seated Collection. Purchased from the Pleez B. Seated Collection by Newtown and recently upgraded. A choice original example that is fully struck and offers semi-transparent rose-gray patina on the obverse and more golden hues on the reverse coupled with a thin light blue arc at the rim. This lovely 1849 New Orleans example is free of any minor blemishes with only a few ticks in the field that are normal at the assigned grade. Luster is consistent with the grade and colorful under a light source. Grading is accurate to a tad conservative leading to an excellent value for the advanced Liberty Seated half dollar collector. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A top quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1851 Seated 50C 1851
EF40 PCGS
25312263

Original $1750 New August 10! Key Date, Always in Demand, Original Crusty Ebony-Gray Patina, Strong Strike, Newtown Collection. The 1850 through 1852 timeframe brought significant melting of United States silver coinage due to silver arbitrage. Locating any of these three Philadelphia dates (and New Orleans) is always challenging for Seated half dollar collectors. I'm pleased to be offering this duplicate from the Newtown Collection to help another collector fill this spot in their date and mintmark set. This example is strictly original and attractive with circulated cameo eye appeal. The fields are covered with crusty ebony-gray patina while the high points offer lighter colors. Strike is essentially complete with all stars except star 12 having connected centrils. Head deal is strong and this is what matters. The obverse is blemish free while the reverse has a few scattered field ticks that are consistent with the grade and completely toned over. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ready for a new home in an advanced collector.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 50C 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
30932690

Gem $425 New August 10! Gem Original, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection . Ex. GFRC Maine Collection. Don't I enjoy it when old friends come back to visit the GFRC office. Case in point is this gem 1853 Arrows & Rays Seated half originally from the Maine Collection. If you remember, the Maine Collection was a substantial accumulation from the mid 1960s and stored in Wayte Raymond album pages that was sold during the late 2014 and early 2015 timeframe. This gorgeous 1853 specimen was purchased by the Newtown Collection and is back as a duplicate. Eye appeal is high due to circulated cameo appearance; dark gray-gold fields that nicely frame light gray devices. Strike is crisply executed and there are no blemishes to mention either. Both obverse and reverse dies are cracked with plenty of diagnostics. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this one as so darn nice.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 50C 1858
AU53
PCGS
30185728

Original $385 New August 10! Strictly Original, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Why is this strictly original 1858 half with CAC approval only assigned an Original quality rating you might ask? This Seated half is definitely original and accurately graded with only one obverse field blemish that is fully toned over. I've held this piece back from a Choice rating due to strike. If the obverse strike was stronger, then a higher rating might be appropriate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
EF40 PCGS
33993517
W-13 WB-103
Market Acceptable $600 New August 10! CSA Administration, Bisecting Die Crack Through Date, Dipped White, Typical W-13 Strike, Accurately Graded. A popular example of the CSA administration strike with bisecting die crack through the date. The W-13 die pairing was employed during April 1861 under the administration of the Confederate States of America. This variety is easily recognized by a vertical bisecting die crack from the rim through the upright of the 6 digit into the base. This EF40 graded example has been dipped and is an even white with faint gold patina under a light source. Strike is so typical of the W-13 variety with weakness at the stars surrounding Liberty's head and on the reverse denomination. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The WB-103 die variety is not listed on the PCGS label. An important duplicate, from the Newtown Collection, for serious students of the United States Civil War period.
Seated 50C 1861S Seated 50C 1861-S
AU50 PCGS
32227242
WB-9
Choice $650 New August 10! Large S, Choice Original, Silver-Gray Patina, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. San Francisco strikes from the 1861 WB-9 die pairing have unique characteristics that must be consider during purchase. The first point to note is the badly eroded obverse die that produces strike with a dished appearance. Since the die is so worn, luster takes on a strong satiny texture. The reverse die is fresh with crisp device details and frosty luster. This example, from the Newtown Collection, offers a bold strike with intricate head and facial details. Eye appeal is high due to the dished obverse and different finishes between obverse and reverse. There is some faint chatter on the obverse is one looks close enough; this one is graded AU50 and not AU55. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for a home in an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1868 Seated 50C 1868
AU50 PCGS
19475639

Choice $500 New August 10! Scarce Date, Dirty Original Gray Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Those well versed with Liberty Seated half dollar coinage understand how challenging the 1868 date can be in most grades. This example originated from the Pleez B. Seated Collection and purchased by Newtown collector. Now this dirty gray and gold example is back since being upgraded. Strike is absolutely hammered and sure adds to the eye appeal. Grading is a tad conservative as AU50 appears to be a bit tought given the sharp characteristics of the highest points in the relief. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and worthy of another advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1874S Seated 50C 1874-S
AU50 PCGS
21799583

Original $675 New August 10! Scarce Date and Grade, Original Light Rose Patina, Newtown Collection. One does not realize how scarce the 1874 San Francisco date becomes in AU or better until handling an example and researching CoinFacts. Both the 1873-S and 1874-S dates have 27 and 30 pieces graded in all AU grades respectively. We know that the 1873-S date is a challenge to find choice (only 8 total at CAC) and again, the 1874-S is similar in difficulty. This example offers reflective rose luster and and a nearly complete strike. I would not call this piece strictly original but then again a Market Acceptance quality rating is too harsh due to the eye appeal. I'll let you decide. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Yet another duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 5C 1853 Seated 5C 1853
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
84396859

Choice HOLD
$95
New August 10! Choice Original, Perfect Type Coin at Grade,Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. I could not pass up adding this lovely 1853 With Arrows half dime to inventory due to the choice original surfaces. If you like this half dime per the GFRC images, then the coin in hand will be even better. Housed in PCGS 2015 style holder with CAC approval. Have you ever considered building an EF40 level seated type set with all coins being crusty original like this piece? It would be possible if a regular GFRC customer.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 25C 1892
EF45
PCGS
33479843

Gem HOLD
$125
New August 9! Gem Original, Olive-Gray and Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, JUST BUY IT NOW!. A gem original first year of issue Barber quarter that is a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This offering is well above average and will please the most selective collector. Surfaces are blemish free with obverse covered by olive-gray and gold patina. Reverse is mostly gray with subtle hues. This piece is fully struck including the lower right eagle leg and arrows. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A perfect type coin.
Barber 25C 1908O Barber 25C 1908-O
EF40
PCGS
32444315

Choice HOLD
$110
New August 9! Choice Original, Even Steely Gun Surfaces, Attractive, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1908 New Orleans strike with choice surfaces and uniform steely gray patina. Very well preserved for the assigned grade as there is not a single blemish to discuss. Strike is complete also. Well above average for the assigned grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this one as so nice.
Barber 50C 1894S Barber 50C 1894-S
EF45 PCGS
32537187

Original $385 New August 9! Attractive Old Album Toning, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Huge Eye Appeal. A gorgeous early date Barber half that offers outstanding old album toning. The obverse on this 1894 San Francisco strike lights up under a light source and revealed rings of gold and aquamarine that nicely transition to rose at the center. The reverse coloring is mostly golden with some deep blues above the star cluster. Strike is complete. There is some obverse micro chatter under a 10x loupe but all covered by toning and of no consequence. This is an eye appeal color coin for those who appreciate such numismatic properties. It would also make a great conversation piece among collector friends. Housed in 2015 style PCGS Security holder and ready for delivery....
Barber 50C 1911D Barber 50C 1911-D
AU58
PCGS
21505553

Choice $695 New August 9! Super Originality, Choice Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Light Rub . A perfectly original and choice 1911 Denver strike for your consideration. Fresh from the Denver ANA and screams originality with its light gun metal gray patina that is completely undisturbed by blemishes. This piece is entirely mark free while the strike is complete. How can you go wrong at the AU58 graded level with just a touch of rub on the cheek under the toning. Housed in early generation blue label PCGS holder with PNG reverse hologram. CAC approval is absolutely warranted and valid for this perfectly original Barber half.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 50C 1809
III Edge
VG08
PCGS
13463648
O-109a
Choice $200 New August 9! III Edge, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Choice Surfaces, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded. GFRC images capture the lovely circulated cameo appearance on this 1809 III Edge O-109a offering. Wear is honest with no significant blemishes. Old album toning is quite attractive. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. PCGS label reads, "III Edge" coupled with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1874CC Seated 50C 1874-CC
VG10
PCGS
84336236
WB-3
Gem $2350 New August 9! Gem Original, Uniform Medium Gray Surfaces, 100% Mark Free, Accurately Graded. A gem lower grade evaluation of the scarce 1874 Carson City date. This example is accurately graded with thick medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Surprisingly for a large coin graded VG8, one would expect some circulation marks. This example is entirely mark free and deserving of a Gem original quality rating. It does not get any better than this example at the VG8 grade level, especially for a semi key Carson City date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. The strict originality and overall eye appeal commanded immediate CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1862 Seated 5C 1862
MS66
PCGS
25033279

Gem $1275 New August 9! Superb Gem, Hammered Strike, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Mirrored Fields, Dallas Collection. Really an amazing offering for the type coin collector who desires only the best. One immediately notices the mirrored fields coupled with frosty devices that generate a huge amount of luster with or without bright light. The dies employed to strike this piece were heavily polished with die striations throughout obverse and reverse while Liberty is fully frosted. Dies are heavily clashed as easily seen in the GFRC images while the strike is absolutely hammered. Centers are essentially untoned with the obverse exhibits a rapid blue to rose/gold transition at the legend. The reverse is similar with a larger right side toning arc comprised of darker blues and rose. Again the strike is fully hammered with the reverse anomalies inside the denomination letters being heavy clash marks. Housed in a 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An amazing offering to consider.
Gold G$1 1854 Gold G$1 1854
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU58 NGC
3578168003

Original $650 New August 8! Type 2 Indian Princess, Original Copper Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. Popular Type 2 design for a type set. Original surfaces with uniform copper fold patina. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Osprey Collection of United States gold.
Gold G$1 1855 Gold G$1 1855
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU58 PCGS
33752344

Choice HOLD
$750
New August 8! Type 2 Indian Princess, Gorgeous Rich Orange Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A wonderful Type 2 example with deep orange gold patina to please originality fans. I would love to own an entire set of $1 gold pieces with this type of rich coloring. Strike is fully executed with just light rub and a few wispy hairlines. The eye appeal trumps any imperfections. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Unfortunately the holder is already worn with some plastic haze on both obverse and reverse. Therefore the hazy gray spots or lines are on the holder and definitely not on this nice gold piece.
Gold G$2.5 1868 Gold G$2.5 1868
AU58 PCGS
83661924

Choice $1250 New August 8! Rare Date, Low Mintage, Choice Original, Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Denver ANA New Purchase. Mirrored fields and steely orange gold cartwheel luster are readily apparent on this special GFRC offering. Rare with a tiny mintage of only 3,600 as a starting point. PCGS has graded 25 at the AU58 level with only 13 in all mint state grades. That is not much supply to support the popular United States gold collector market. This lovely example is an important value at the asking price; a MS62 graded piece will be in the $4500 range as few exists. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Fresh to market and Denver ANA show new purchase.
Gold G$2.5 1869 Gold G$2.5 1869
AU55 PCGS
83551387

Choice HOLD
$1100
New August 8! Tiny Mintage, Choice Original, Gorgeous Orange Gold Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded. Another post Civil War quarter eagle with tiny mintage. The 1869 date posts a mintage of only 4,320 with only 26 at the AU58 level followed by few mint state survivors. Ok, so a very mintage is potential attraction but the real story is the eye appeal. This is a gorgeous collector gold piece with rich orange gold patina, mirrored fields and crisp cartwheel luster. Dan White and I looked at many gold pieces during the Denver ANA with this example being one of our favorities. I like this example so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW designation is warranted. The focus buyer will definitely be pleased. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$2.5 1872S Gold G$2.5 1872-S
AU58 PCGS
84158598

Choice $1650 New August 8! Rare Date, Optimum Price Point Grade, Choice Original, Accurately Graded. Mintage of 18,000 and very scarce in all grades. In Mint State, PCGS has only graded nine with the best being MS64. Now let's examine this freshly graded AU58 example. One first notices the bold strike especially on the reverse along with lightly mirrored cartwheel luster. Coloring is more on the dark yellow gold side when viewing under bright light. Contacts marks are too a minimum with one blemish in the lower right field while the reverse is perfect. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Gold G$2.5 1887 Gold G$2.5 1887
MS63 PCGS
81924298

Choice $2100 New August 8! Tiny Mintage, Choice Original, Orange Gold Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded. Yes, a tiny mintage of 6,160 for this lovely 1887 $2.5 quarter eagle and a compelling value when checking the PCGS population reports. In MS63, a total of 35 have been graded while the graded number drops to 20 in MS64 followed by a scant 2 pieces in MS65. PCGS pricing guide pricing jumps substantially in MS64. Orange gold patina and cartwheel luster dominate the viewing from lightly mirrored fields. Strike is complete and contact marks are consistent with the grade. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A candidate for CAC submission and should please the selective collector.
Gold G$5 1881 Gold G$5 1881
MS64+
PCGS
84143097

Gem HOLD
$1150
New August 8! Gem Original, Incredible Eye Appeal, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. Superior eye appeal resulting from satiny cartwheel luster on this gem 1881 $5 half eagle. A thick ring of old album gold surrounding the obverse stars increases the cool factor. Boldly struck throughout obverse and reverse. GFRC images capture the overall eye appeal and accentuate any field blemishes. If you like the images, then the coin in hand will be even more pleasing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Attractively priced.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 50C 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
83952276

Choice HOLD
$345
New August 8! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Perfect Type Coin, Denver ANA New Purchase. A crusty original example of the popular 1853 Arrows and Rays design type. Accurately graded with strong device details. The darker obverse region at the upper shield is verdigris and is a testiment to the coin's originality. As terms of blemishes, there are a few fully toned over contact marks on the lower reverse that are not distracting. Housed in 2015 style PCGS Security holder with CAC approval. Fresh to market and Denver ANA show new purchase. A lovely type coin given the strict originality.
Draped Bust 25C 1807 Draped Bust 25C 1807
VF30
PCGS
33315809
B-1
Choice $2450 New August 7! Near Gem Original, Light Gray Toning, Eye Appeal, Better Date, Conservative Grading. This near gem 1807 example is one of the nicest Draped Bust quarters handled since starting the GFRC business. I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW designation is appropriate. Trust me. Fields are toned over with gun metal gray patina while the higher wear points have lighter shades just as one would expect from a truly original silver coin. Strike is well executed throughout obverse and reverse. There are some faint toned over lines under a 10x loupe but let's remember this is a circulated coin and not an AU with rub. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please give this attractive quarter special consideration as the buyer will be pleased.
Gold G$5 1874CC Gold G$5 1874-CC
Liberty
AU53
PCGS
84228740

Choice $12500 New August 7! Choice Original Carson City Date, Orange Gold Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Condition Rarity, Osprey Collection . Mintage of only 21,198. Attractive orange gold surfaces are lightly mirrored with minimal disturbences. Dave Akers indicates that, "most known specimens of the 1874-CC are well circulated and VF examples are typical. A few AU coins are known but only one 1874-CC catalogued as uncirculated has ever been offered at public auction." Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is important validation for this choice 1874-CC half eagle.
Seated 25c 1840 Seated 25C 1840
Drapery
EF40
PCGS
80668428

Choice HOLD
$575
New August 7! Drapery, Choice Original, Scarce Date and Grade, Accurately Graded, Denver ANA Consignment. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Fresh to market and Denver ANA show new consignment. Full description and images week of October 7.
Seated 5C 1847 Seated 5C 1847
PF63 NGC
2137935005

Original $13000 New August 4! Important Opportunity, Very Rare 1847 Proof Strike, Original Gray, Soft Mirrors, Accurately Graded. Very rare With Stars proof strike with a stated mintage of 10 pieces. 1847 proof Seated Liberty half dimes were minted more than a decade before the Mint began its commercial offerings of proof sets with no official mintages were recorded. PCGS estimated a total of 8-10 pieces. All known examples are the V-2 variety, with the tops of all the numerals in the date touching the base of the rock and heavy reverse lettering. The offered example is strictly original with bold strike. All devices are deeply impressed with with fine detail showing on the stars, wreath, and bow. The surfaces are brightly reflective, and display vivid green and lavender patina. PCGS reports indicates a tiny grading populations with only one example graded at the PF63 level along with one at PF64 and three at PF65. CoinFacts auction records are sparse to say the least. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. An important opportunity for advanced Liberty Seated coinages collectors to acquire a select piece of numismatic history.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 50C 1837
Reeded Edge
AU58 PCGS
83939985
GR-23
Choice HOLD
$1050
New August 2! Choice Original, Lustrous Surfaces, Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Denver ANA New Purchase. Lovely golden rose patina across obverse with cool yellow gold upper arc on reverse. Choice surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Fresh to market and 2017 Denver ANA show new purchase.
Image Available Soon Seated 50C 1872-S
AU55 PCGS
84165009

Original HOLD
$1175
New August 2! Challenging Date and Grade, Strictly Original, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Fresh to Market, Denver ANA New Purchase. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Fresh to market and Denver ANA show new purchase and sold immediately. Sorry, but I shipped this one so quickly that no images are available.
Capped Bust 10C 1834 Capped Bust 10C 1834
Small 4
MS62 PCGS
84110555
JR-7
Original $1425 New July 30! Small Perfect 4, Original Silver Gray, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. A low PCGS population example at the MS62 grade level. Capped Bust dimes are difficult to locate in mint state, therefore GFRC is quite pleased to be offering this 1834 Small 4 example from the Santa Fe Collection. Upon first viewing, one immediately notices the frosty cartwheel luster and light silver gray patina. Strike is deeply impressed with round stars and well defined hair curls. This dime has the eye appeal of a higher grade but is accurately graded, on a technical basis, due to a toned move micro line above the head. This micro line is not visible within the GFRC images.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 25C 1818
VF30 PCGS
84284404
B-8
Original $750 New July 30! Original Gray Patina, Die Stage 2 with Heavy Clashing, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. B-8 die pairing with triple denticle under the 1 digit and die state 2 with heavy die clashing lines throughout obverse. Naturally toned surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina. Strike is typical with no blemishes worth mentioning. The B-8 die pairing is a better rarity and rated R3. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality early type offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 50C 1810
F15 PCGS
83993549
O-103
Choice $195 New July 30! Choice Original Early Date, Light Gun Metal Gray, Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. A perfect example for the Capped Bust half dollar collector on a budget. This lovely 1810 O-103 offers choice original surfaces that are nicely toned over with light gun metal gray patina. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes worth noting at the Fine 15 grade level. Strike is well executed. Grading is on the conservative side and a strong candidate for CAC green bean. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Overall, a well balanced 1810 half that is value priced for the quality.
Capped Bust 50C 1820/19 Capped Bust 50C 1820/19
Square Base 2
AU50 PCGS
83772585
O-101
Choice $1250 New July 30! Scarce Overdate (R3), Choice Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Gray-Aquamarine Coloring, Undergraded. Serious collectors of the Capped Bust half dollar series should carefully consider this lovely 1820/19 overdate example. A single in hand review will convince you of the undergrading by PCGS. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes to note. Rather, the steely cartwheel luster is stunning when examined under a bright light with nice rose, gold and gray hues. Strike is typical and uniform. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1835 Capped Bust 50C 1835
MS62 PCGS
84101401
O-101
Choice $1500 New July 30! Gorgeous Golden Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Santa Fe Collection. Substantial eye appeal is to found with this gorgeous 1835 O-101 Capped Bust half. Luster is brilliant and frosty with a transparent layer of light rose-gold on the obverse and strong rose hues on the reverse. Reverse offers obvious cartwheel luster under a light source. Heavy die clashing is evident on the obverse and especially in front of Liberty's face. Conservatively graded as there are no obvious technical issues warranting a downgrade to the MS62 level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An attractive later date Capped Bust for the selective collector. Please consider for an early type set. From the Santa Fe Collection.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 5C 1832
MS62+
NGC
3755751013
LM-7
Choice $750 New July 30! Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Lustrous, Accurately Graded. The LM-7 die variey is also known as V-9, when originally listed by Valentine. A worn obverse die, with weak denticles and die cracks, is paired with a fresh reverse with bold devices. This example offers choice original surfaces. Gray-gold patina covers both obverse and reverse and is semi transparent to the underlying luster. When viewing under a light source, the gold shades become more dominant, especially on the reverse. Major strike doubling is also seen on the lower reverse. There are no blemishes to discuss, rather the assigned grade is a feature of the luster and thick patina. Overall a quality example that is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval recognizes the originality and accurate graded.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
CSA Die Crack
EF Details PCGS
33220459
W-11 WB-102
Original $1850 New July 30! CSA Die Crack, Die Crack from Star 7 to Nose, Original Surfaces, Violet Toning Arc, Full EF45, Santa Fe Collection. The famous CSA Die Crack 1861-O half is a coin that has been desired by specialized Civil War collectors since first cataloged by Beistle in 1929. It is found with same ”die crack at nose” as the four CSA muled halves. The landmark article by Randall Wiley in “The Gobrecht Journal #94” discusses the various die states and marriages in great detail. From die state analysis, Wiley further identifies other Confederate strikings (W13-W15) which also are highly collectible, but not as dramatic. The offered example is fully original with gun metal gray-blue patina. The obverse CSA die crack is bold and easily viewed with a 10x loupe. PCGS has designated this example as Genuine, Stained. What is the staining all about? There are two circular rings on the half about the size of a dime. One ring is on the obverse and the second on the reverse. The ring is a rose toning arc comprised of foreign material on the coins surface. Otherwise this CSA Die Crack example is strictly original and a strong EF45 specimen. I've priced this one at an attractive $1850 price after studying Heritage Auction records. Shipwreck examples with corroded surfaces are selling for $2500 therefore this offering is quite affordable at the asking price. From the Santa Fe Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Barber 10C 1912 Barber 10C 1912
MS62 raw

Choice $130 New July 29! Choice Original, Gray with Ebony Rims, Well Struck, Copper Harbor Collection. A no question mint state Barber dime with bold strike and blemish free surfaces. Old time gray patina covers both obverse and reverse along with darker ebony toning surrounding the legend and between reverse wreath and rim. A choice original silver piece from the Copper Head Collection.
Early Copper 1C 1816 Early Copper 1C 1816
MS63BN PCGS
29562773
Newcomb-7
Choice $1200 New July 29! Scarce Newcomb-7 Die Variety, Choice Surfaces, Nice Luster, Accurately Graded. Learning early copper coinage is a challenge but fun at GFRC. 1816 is the first year of issue for the Coronet Head design. Many collectors, when building a type set, will try to secure a first year example. This lovely 1816 offering just happens to be struck from Newcomb-7 die pair and is a scarcer die variety. Accurately graded with choice surfaces and nice luster that is consistent with the graded. Housed in 2014 generation holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$2.5 1913 Gold G$2.5 1913
Indian
AU58 raw

Original $295 New July 29! Original, Orange Gold Luster, Light Rub, Quality Example. A quality Indian quarter eagle for a type set or just small gold stash. Faint rub on the highest points and a few stray micro lines on the reverse. Nice overall orange gold color. Value priced.
Indian 1C 1885 Indian 1C 1885
MS63RB raw

Original $185 New July 29! Brown Surfaces, Fully Struck, Copper Harbor Collection. A better date in the Indian Head series. Well struck with brown red obverse and more brown orange on the reverse. Off the market for nearly two decades. From the Copper Harbor Collection
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 10C 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU58 raw
F-117
Choice $275 New July 29! Lapped Reverse Type 2 Die, Gorgeous Example, Frosty Golden Luster, Faint Rub, Copper Harbor Collection. A splendid example of an 1877 Carson City strike from late die state F-117 Type 2 reverse die pairing. The reverse has been lapped resulting in the loss of considerable details in the lower left wreath. This piece offers attractive golden frosty luster and just a hint of rub on the breasts and lower legs. Strike is complete with strong head details. Blemish wise, there is some toned over chatter in the obverse fields. This example offers much eye appeal and device details. It will be use as the new Type 2 reverse F-117 web-book plate coin. A quality Liberty Seated dime from the Copper Harbor Collection.
Seated 10C 1881 Seated 10C 1881
AU58 raw
F-101a
Original HOLD
$545
New July 29! Business Strike, Frosty Luster, Silver Gold Patina, Well Struck, Massachusetts Collection. The most challenging of the three low mintage later date Seated dimes. 1881 dime mintage was a low 24,975 but with a high survival rate. Today, the 1881 date is fairly rare in circulated grades. This lovely F-101a example was struck from dies previously employed for proof strikes. Surfaces are blemish free and offer frosty silver luster with golden hues at the rims. A quality offering and perfect for that difficult in a Dansco or Whitman album set. A duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Indian 1C 1879 Indian 1C 1879
MS64BN NGC
2723009007

Choice HOLD
$195
New July 28! Choice Original, Well Struck, Residual Red Surfaces, A Top Quality Example at Grade, Copper Harbor Collection. Let's open the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I really like the crisp strike and overall eye appeal. This 1879 Indian Cent is accurately graded MS64 BN and offers essentialy gem original surfaces. There are no blemishes whatsoever during a careful 10x loupe inspection. Strike is well executed with four full diamonds and again, an overall crisp apperance that should please the date set collector. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. An old time quality Indian Cent from the Copper Harbor Collection that deserves some special attention. Definitely above average and worth a CAC attempt.
Indian 1C 1899 Indian 1C 1899
MS64RB NGC
2723009009

Choice $125 New July 28! Choice Original, Mostly Red Surfaces, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Copper Harbor Collection. A gorgeous example that is worthy of special attention. Though grade Red Brown, this lovely 1899 Philadelphia strike lights up with red cartwheel luster under a light source. Well struck with no surfaces distractions. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. An old time quality Indian Cent from the Copper Harbor Collection.
Indian 1C 1906 Indian 1C 1906
MS64BN NGC
2723009011

Choice $90 New July 28! Choice Original, Brown Obverse Patina, Red Brown Reverse, Brilliant Luster, Accurately Graded, Copper Harbor Collection. Accurately graded as MS64 Brown since the obverse toning is quite heavy. On the otherhand, the reverse has considerable red cartwheel luster. Surfaces are choice and entirely blemish free. Strike is bold with all four diamonds defined. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. An old time quality Indian Cent from the Copper Harbor Collection.
Indian 1C 1908 Indian 1C 1908
MS64RB NGC
2723009012

Choice $130 New July 28! Choice Original, Fiery Red Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Copper Harbor Collection. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. An old time quality Indian Cent from the Copper Harbor Collection.
Indian 1C 1909 Indian 1C 1909
MS64+RB NGC
2723009014

Choice $155 New July 28! Last Year of Issue, Choice Original, Red Brown Patina, Bold Luster, Accurately Graded, Copper Harbor Collection. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. An old time quality Indian Cent from the Copper Harbor Collection.
Barber 50C 1898 Barber 50C 1898
EF45 PCGS
83797793

Original $265 New July 27! Crusty Original, Gray-Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection . Once rarely sees Barber halves with this amount of crusty original patina. A perfectly original example with classic thick gray-brown patina. Surfaces are blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An original offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1824 Capped Bust 50C 1824
EF45 PCGS
83797798
O-116
Choice $275 New July 27! Better Overton Variety, Perfectly Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection . I really like this 1824 Capped Bust half and believe it deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Surfaces are perfectly original with a base layer of crusty gray patina that is also overlaid with ebony coloring surrounding the major devices. Strike is well balanced though not hammered. The Overton 116 die variety is rated as an R3 rarity. Definitely a pleasing offering that is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection that is worth special consideration.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
82403949
F-113
Original $140 New July 27! With Arrows Type, Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection . Original toned surfaces are covered with rich gun metal patina. Strike is typical for the date. There are a few scattered toned over blemishes that are consistent for the graded. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An original Seated type coin offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 50C 1847 Seated 50C 1847
AU50 raw
WB-6
Original $335 New July 27! Repunched 47, Original Gun Metal Blue-Gray Patina, Fairly Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection . A pleasing example of the Bugert WB-6 die variety with repunching on the 47 digits. This example is fully struck with all stars having connected centrils and the head details being well defined. There is plenty of residual luster under the darker gun metal blue-gray patina. Viewing this piece under a light source brings about nice rose hues on the obverse and golden coloring on the reverse. A raw offering that is fairly graded. From the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 50C 1855-O
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
84255209
WB-15
Choice HOLD
$450
New July 27! Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Golden Rose Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection . A gorgeous Liberty Seated half dollar offering that will please even the selective collectors. Surfaces are strictly orignal and covered with transparent rose gold patina. Plenty of cartwheel luster remains to tickle the eyes during bright light viewing. Strike is well executed with heavy die clashing within the reverse shield. This is the WB-15 die pairing and an early die state example with only die cracks at STAT(ES OF) being visible. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An top quality offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 50C 1857 Seated 50C 1857
EF40 PCGS
83797794

Original $160 New July 27! Crusty Original, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection . The definition of crusty original can be quickly learned by examining this 1857 half dollar. Surfaces are covered with thick gray patina. Strike is typical for the issue. Just honest wear with no blemishes to note. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An original offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 50C 1877 Seated 50C 1877
PR63 PCGS
84255208

Choice HOLD
$1700
New July 27! Transitional Proof Strike, Rare Type One Reverse, Watery Mirrors, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection . A rare transitional proof strike variety with Type One Reverse. Nearly all 1877 halves, including the proofs, use a Type Two reverse which is easily identified by a closed lower bud on the olive branch closed. The olive leaves also lack bold center lines as seen on the Type One reverse. This example recently surfaced from an old time collection and is freshly graded. A well struck specimen with watery fields and strong contrast viewed viewed under a light source. Surfaces are covered with transparent layer of rose patina. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important transitional variety offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection that deserves special attention and a home in an advanced collection.
Seated 5C 1860 Seated 5C 1860
AU55 PCGS
84243043

Original $130 New July 27! Original Gray, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection . Surfaces on this lovely 1860 half dime are perfectly original and covered with light gray patina. Strike is complete with well defined head and gown line along with all devices in the reverse wreath. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality original offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.'
Gold G$2.5 1866S Gold G$2.5 1866-S
Liberty
AU53 NGC
3524764017

Original $1175 New July 26! Low Mintage Civil War Date, Original Copper Gold Patina, Blemish Free. . A popular 1866 San Francisco strike that is perfectly original with copper gold patina. Mintage was limited to 38,900 with most specimens entering circulation. PCGS population report indicates only 8 graded at the AU53 level and 9 additional at AU55. At the AU55 grade level, prices start to move up quickly for the date. This AU53 specimen provides fair value as accurately graded along with blemish free surfaces. Overall, this example is nicely balanced with strictly original surfaces that offer classic old time copper toning. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$2.5 1907 Gold G$2.5 1907
Liberty
MS63
NGC
3220347001

Choice $440 New July 26! Choice Original, Great Type Coin, Orange Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. A lovely last year Liberty design strike at the Philadelphia mint. Perfect for a type set without breaking the bank! There is plenty of orange gold luster that pleases the eye and an attractive offer price. CAC approval validates the originality and accurate grading too. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A really nice quarter eagle that should not last long on the GFRC price list.
Morgan $1 1878CC Morgan $1 1878-CC
EF45 PCGS
19100573

Choice $175 New July 25! Choice Original Gray, Accurately Graded, A Wholesome Example, Gansu Collection. A first year issue and quality Morgan that has uniform gray color. If in the market for a choice 1878 Carson City Morgan dollar, then please allow me to offer this attractive example from the Gansu Collection. Accurately graded with considerable eye appeal due to even light to medium gray patina that collectors strive to find for circulated coins. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a collection assembled by Gerry Fortin for China friend during 2012 timeframe. Now returning to United States. Please consider.
Morgan $1 1891S Morgan $1 1891-S
MS63
PCGS
84164642

Choice HOLD
$195
New July 25! Gorgeous Rose Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Above Average Eye Appeal. How about a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation to start of the description for this lovely 1891-S Morgan dollar? Indeed, this is a gorgeous dollar with vibrant rose cartwheel luster and considerable eye appeal. The assigned MS63 grade is technically accurate but the attractiveness trumps the grade and keeps the price reasonable. CAC has agreed and assigned its green bean approval during post FUN show submission. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Just take this one home as so pleasing...
Barber 50C 1915 Barber 50C 1915
VF30
PCGS
29249375

Choice HOLD
$550
New July 23! Choice Original, Classic Gray Patina, So Attractive and Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. CAC Approval July 2017. The last year of issue at the Philadelphia mint comes with a small mintage of 138,000 pieces and low PCGS certified populations. This example is fully choice with classic gray toning including some darker shades surrounding the stars and reverse legend. There are no distracting blemishes to mention on this quality offering. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another quality Barber coinage offering from the West Texas Collection and worth the asking price.
Morgan $1 1903O Morgan $1 1903-O
MS64
PCGS
84283812

Gem $515 New July 23! Gem Original, Semi Key Date, Obverse Rose Patina, Accurately Graded. 1903 New Orleans strikes are a semi key date in the Morgan series. This example was added to inventory due to the substantial eye appeal and frosty cartwheel luster under a layer of rose patina. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality, choice surfaces and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1858S Seated 10C 1858-S
VF30
PCGS
15978079
F-103
Choice $1250 New July 23! Choice Original, Better San Francisco Date, Light Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. CAC Approval July 2017! Let's open this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation given the tiny number of 1858-S dimes I've seen with choice surfaces. Wholesome and choice are two adjectives that come to mind when viewing this above average example. Wear is uniform with light gun metal gray and blue patina during in hand viewing. Under a bright light, the surfaces hold their color but with darker shades. I really like this example and please don't think too hard if in the market for this date. Obverse strike is complete with no blemishes whatsoever. Reverse is also entirely problem free though the wreath leaves are a tad weak. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry.
Seated 10C 1865S Seated 10C 1865-S
VF20
PCGS
19028191
F-102
Choice $725 New July 23! Small Thin S of 1861, Poorly Struck Date, Choice Original, Light Gray, Golden Hues, Conservative Grading, Under Construction Collection. CAC Approval July 2017. 1865 San Francisco strikes are notorious for having flat heads. The worst case strikes for obverse weakness are those struck with Obverse 1 resulting in F-101 and F-102 die pairings. Given the weak strikes, the grading services have a difficult time with accurate grading. Since the default is to be conservative with strike versus true wear, this date is oftern conservatively graded as is the case here. Surfaces are essentially choice with light gray patina. There is a well toned faint blemish on the left facing breast that is mentioned for accuracy. Die erosion is immediately noted on the Small Thin S reverse that was left over from 1861, yes....1861. The denticles are completely effaced. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. Please give strictly original example special consideration.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 10C 1867-S
EF40
PCGS
15978077
F-102
Choice $925 New July 23! Challenging Date, Choice Original Gray Toned Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. CAC Approval Julyy 2017. Overall, a choice original specimen with dusty light gray patina. Strike is typical for the date with some weakness at the upper head and at the upper left reverse wheat grains. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. This date has a mintage of 140,000 across two die pairings. All 1867-S dime come with a strong mintmark, even in the lower circulated grades. Well struck examples of Variety 102 can be located but the typical strike brings some weakness at the head. This date is not found with significant die cracks due to the small mintage and well maintained dies. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry.
Seated 10C 1875CC Seated 10C 1875-CC
In Wreath
AU50
PCGS
20333489
F-111
Original HOLD
$295
New July 23! In Wreath, Near Choice Original, Residual Luster, Lots of Eye Appeal, Under Construction Collection. CAC Approval July 2017. A strictly original 1875 Carson City strike with ample residual luster and lovely pastel coloring. GFRC images accurately reflect the in hand coloring with the reverse being very attractive. Placing this lovely dime under a bright light releases some moderate cartwheel luster, especially on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever to report. Conservative grading is evident here. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. Hurry on this lovely specimen as I don't expect it to last long on the GFRC price list.
Seated 25C 1843 Seated 25C 1843
Shattered Reverse
EF45 PCGS
80491019
Briggs 1-A
Original $585 New July 23! Scarce Completely Shattered Reverse, White Pine Collection. Described by Briggs and listed as a shattered reverse die variety with this terminal die state specimen being only the second example handled at GFRC. During final die state, three prominent die cracks connect at the upper left shield edge and move towards the rims in a piece shaped manner. Surfaces are no question original with mottle brown-ebony toning on the obverse and more expansive ebony coloring on the reverse. The reverse die cracks are well raised of the surfaces and are distinct. In terms of blemishes, there is a rim mark by star 3 that is minor and some faint chatter in the right obverse field that is completely toned over. As a result, an Original quality rating has been assigned. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A scarce shattered reverse variety from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1843 Seated 25C 1843
Lightning Bolt Reverse
AU55 PCGS
27974530
Briggs 2-C
Choice $430 New July 23! Lightning Bolt Reverse, Choice Original, Bold Luster, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection . Formerly from the Virginia and Kansas Collections and back once again at GFRC after being upgraded within the White Pine Collection. This 1843 date offering is a lustrous Lightning Bolt example with a hammered strike. Eye appeal is high and PCGS grading is accurate. I really like this example and believe serious fans of the Liberty Seated quarter series will be impressed once seeing this lovely piece in hand. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. A quality Seated quarter die variety offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 25C 1857
Smoking Liberty
AU Details PCGS
27434722

Market Acceptable HOLD
$295
New July 23! Smoking Liberty, White Pine Collection. The popular Smoking Liberty die variety that is listed within the Top 25 Seated Quarter Die Varieties set. A die scratch is presence at the perfect location to give the appearance of Liberty holding a short cigar. The PCGS cleaning designation appears to be a bit strict on this challenging yet popular variety. Looking carefully at the surfaces under bright light, the reverse is no question original while the obverse surfaces may be a bit too reflective for natual luster. This piece was first sold out of the Saw Mill Run Collection in the present holder. Housed in 2013 generation holder with edge view insert and Cleaning - AU Details designation. From the White Pine Collection of Top 25 Varieties.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
S/Horizontal S
AU55 NGC
4001795006
Briggs 4-D
Choice $600 New July 23! S/Horizontal S, White Pine Collection. A gorgeous higher circulated grade example of the popular S/Horizontal S die variety. This piece offers old album bullseye toning that is so pleasing. A small obverse rose center is surrounded by a ring of aquamarine while the reverse has similar coloring but a narrow ring of aquamarine-blue at the legend. Bright light viewing is enjoyable as the fields are lightly mirrored and provide substantial cartwheel luster in combination with the transparent patina. Blemish wise, the reverse has a rim anomaly above OF and there is a micro line to the left of the mintmark. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and the variety labeled as S/HORIZ S to denote the variety. A gorgeous example from the White Pine Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 25C 1879 Seated 25C 1879
F15
PCGS
82484891

Choice $435 New July 23! Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Tough Late Philadelphia Stike. CAC Approval July 2017. Late Philadelphia strikes are always in demand and locating problem free examples is challenging. Offered here is an 1879 example with mintage of only 13,600 pieces. Demand for small silver denomination coinage dropped off dramatically after 1878. As seen within Seated dime, quarter and half dollar series,there is a marked reduction in mintage starting in 1879. I really like this choice example as about as perfect as one could expect at the Fine15 grade level. Surfaces have honest wear and uniform gray patina. There are no blemishes to discuss. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1841O Seated 25C 1841-O
AU50 PCGS
24893521
Briggs 5-F
Original HOLD
$550
New July 22! New Orleans Hoard, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Historical Artifact, Saw Mill Run Collection. A historical artifact and lovely surviving example from the New Orleans Bank Find during 1982. The story goes that the discovery of several boxes of 1840-O and 1841-O Seated Liberty quarters and other U.S. and Spanish issues occurred when a construction bulldozer unearthed these. People reportedly lost their dignity as they jumped into the hole to secure a piece of the treasure. Prior to this point, 1840-O and 1841-O Seated quarters were considered rare. The offered example is a no question New Orleans hoard piece with characteristic surfaces and strike. The piece has toned nicely with even iridescent gold on the obverse and a combination of gold and blues hues on the reverse. Strike is uneven with weak gown line and mid section on the obverse and eagle legs/claws on the reverse. But then the balance of the coin has deeply impressed details. Overall, the appearance is of a higher grade as there is little wear. The assigned AU50 grade is a fair net for being a New Orleans hoard example. Housed in 2012 transition holder with blue label and edge view insert. Another important offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1844O Seated 25C 1844-O
EF40 PCGS
11990588

Original $450 New July 22! Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray-Rose Patina, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. When first examing this lovely 1844 New Orleans strike, my grading was EF45 or even a tad better. Then I was surprised to see that the PCGS blue label holder with an assigned EF40 grade. Really? This is quite the conservative grade. Overall, this example is quite nice with good balance of strike, original toning and blemish free surfaces (other than a toned over mark above the eagle's right wing. Adding a light source reveals blue obverse fields and rose-brown on the reverse with remaining luster. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Though not CAC approved, this is an above average piece and quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection
Seated 25C 1860O Seated 25C 1860-O
AU55
PCGS
24710670
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1000 New July 22! Near Gem Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Scarce at Grade Level, Saw Mill Run Collection. Purchasing a better grade example of the 1860 New Orleans dates takes some careful evaluation. Collectors don't realize the limited availability of choice examples in AU as compared to mint state pieces. I took a quickly at CAC population reports and found that only seven pieces are Green bean approved in all AU graded with another 9 in MS63 or better. The challenge is pricing as a CAC approved mint state example will be a minimum $2000 outlay while an AU will be half that price. The offered Saw Mill Run example is a near gem for the assigned graded coupled with CAC approval. Surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina as one would expect from a 150+ year old silver coin. Strike is quite good for Type II obverse design coupled with Type 1 reverse. Housed in 2012 transition PCGS Security holder with blue label and edge view insert. Serious collectors should give this Saw Mill Run example some careful consideration. The asking price is not out of line for the grade and quality.