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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 25C 1849O Seated 25C 1849-O
VF35 PCGS
21763379

Choice $4750 New February 22! Important Offering, Rare Date, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Choice original and a rare key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Images well represent the overall strike, which is typical, along with the choice surfaces. PCGS population is a tiny three examples at the VF35 grade level. Mintage is only 16,000 with very low survival rates. An important offering from the Tenafly Collection that is fairly priced for the quality and rarity.
Seated 50C 1841 Seated 50C 1841
AU53
PCGS
31564646
WB-4, WB-102
R3
Choice HOLD
$875
New February 22! Challenging Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Light Dusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Seal Beach. An underrated Philadelphia date in choice original condition. Housed in PCGS 2015 style holder with CAC approval. A marvelous offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1845 Seated 50C 1845
AU53
PCGS
81277895

Gem HOLD
$675
New February 22! Gem Original, Incredible Russet and Blue Patina. Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. What a wonderful 1845 Philadelphia half dollar from the Tenafly Collection! Eye appeal is substantial as this lovely half radiates obverse rose and sky blue coloring while the reverse offers fiery rose gold. Strike is complete and surfaces are blemish free other than one tiny mark in the right obverse field that is not distracting. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is absolutely warranted for the superb offering.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Medium Date
AU55
PCGS
28821593

Choice HOLD
$545
New February 22! Medium Date, Col Green/Eric P Newman Label, Choice Original, Old Paper Envelope Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection . Ex. Seal Beach Collection. Another case of a Eric P. Newman/Col. Green Liberty Seated half being crossed from the original 2013 NGC brown label holder. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina resulting from years of storage in 2x2 paper envelope. Strike is nearly completed and the grading is accurate. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another historically important offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1847 Seated 50C 1847
AU53
PCGS
28821594

Choice HOLD
$600
New February 22! Ex. Eric P Newman Sale, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex Seal Beach Collection. A marvelous 1847 Seated half dollar with classic crusty original toning from storage is paper 2x2 envelope. Important Eric P. Newman/Col. Green pedigree and currently housed in PCGS 2013 generation holder with CAC approval. An important offering from the Tenafly Collection that will please selective collectors.
Morgan $1 1879O Morgan $1 1879-O
MS62DMPL ANACS
469496

Choice $870 New February 20! Choice Original, Sharp DMPL Reflective Luster, Golden Peripheral Toning, Fairly Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. New Images February 20, 2018. This 1879 New Orleans strike, from the Burchs Creek Collection, must be viewed in hand to be appreciated. Under a light source, the fields provide sharp swirling cartwheel luster consistent with the DMPL (Deep Mirror Proof Like) designation. Actually sunglasses are advised if the bright light wattage is too high! Seriously, this is a solid example that is accurately graded due to blemish by the nose. Otherwise, this Morgan has full MS63 or better eye appeal. Housed in old white ANACS holder and fresh to market after years of storage in the Burchs Creek Collection.
Morgan $1 1892CC Morgan $1 1892-CC
AU50 ANACS
2597479

Choice $615 New February 20! Burchs Creek Collection. New Images February 20, 2018. A popular Carson City date that is "affordable" at the EF and AU grade levels. GFRC is fortunately to have two choice examples on consignment from the Burchs Creek Collections. Both were graded in the early to mid 1990 timeframe. This AU50 example is accurately graded and housed in old white ANACS holder and completely fresh to market. Fields are proof like and provide substantial mirror driven reflective luster. In hand viewing is recommended to appreciate the luster and choice surfaces. A faint gold skin is visible at the margins. A classic offering that is accuratgely graded while providing substantial eye appeal.
Morgan $1 1892CC Morgan $1 1892-CC
EF45 ANACS
2597470

Gem $505 New February 20! Burchs Creek Collection. New Images February 20, 2018. A popular Carson City date that is "affordable" at the EF and AU grade levels. GFRC is fortunately to have two choice examples on consignment from the Burchs Creek Collections. Both were graded in the early to mid 1990 timeframe. I've assigned a Gem quaility rating to this EF45 example as perfect for the assigned grade level. In hand viewing is recommended as the fields are proof like and provide ample reflective cartwheel luster. A faint gray-gold patina covers the surfaces and validates the strictly originality. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. A wholesome example that would please the selective collector. Housed in old white ANACS holder and completely fresh to market.
Seated $1 1860O Seated $1 1860-O
AU53 ANACS OWH
1381906

Original $940 New February 20! Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residal Luster, Accurately Graded, Burch Creek Collection. New Images February 20, 2018. One of the higher mintage Seated dollars with 515,000 struck. 1860-O dollar was probably intended for the Asia export trade, which at the time was active through New Orleans and other American ports. Much of the half million were used in this manner with several tens of thousands probably held for domestic usage. Nearly all of the mint state 1860 New Orleans Seated dollars on the market are quite baggy due to being stored in bags before release during 1962-1964 timeframe. Estimates are between 2000-6000 additional pieces being made available. This example, from the Burchs Creek Collection, probably reached circulation after being minted. Surfaces are blemish free and strictly original resulting from light circulation. There is ample residual luster under the natural gray patina. The reverse is particularly attractive with light rose-gray and blues when viewed under a bright light. Accurately graded and housed in mid 1990s generation old white ANACS holder. An above average example.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 50C 1855-O
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
18662978
WB-16
Choice $495 New February 20! Choice Original, Attractive Toning, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Burnt golden patina and satiny luster are the primary highlights of this pleasing 1855-O half dollar. Purchased directly by Newtown from GFRC and now back on the market. Some strike weakness is typical for the New Orleans mint in the 1855 timeframe. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with a single faint line in the obverse right field being visible during bright light inspection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An eye appealing Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collectors that warrants close inspection. This piece would fit nicely into a new starter date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1856S Seated 50C 1856-S
EF45 PCGS
31858207
WB-2
Original $1325 New February 20! Important Offering, Choice Original, Light Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Newtown Collection. Struck during the second year of San Francico mint operations with mintage of 211,000. Few were saved by collectors resulting in a low survival rate. PCGS population report indicates 35 pieces certified in EF40 and EF45 grades. A total of 34 are found in all AU grades. The example, from the Newtown Collection, offers above average surfaces and residual luster. Strike is completed executed with rounded stars and connected centrils. The reverse eagle, including legs and claws, are nicely struck. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with "WB-101" designation on the blue/white label. A quality example that will fit nicely in an advanced date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1857O Seated 50C 1857-O
AU55 PCGS
32685101
WB-7
Choice $895 New February 20! Underrated Date, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Seal Beach Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident when viewing this better date New Orleans strike. Mintage is 818,000 with meager PCGS populations. Strike is completely executed with rounded stars and complete eagle feathers and claws. Surfaces are alive under a light search leading to overall pleasing appearance. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A well balanced offering in terms of eye appeal and grade scarcity from the Newtown Collection and previously from the Seal Beach Collection. Both are top date and mintmark sets in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Seated 50C 1870CC Seated 50C 1870-CC
F15 PCGS
28498867
WB-5
Original $4500 New February 20! Series Obtainable Key Date, Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Problem Free Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Struck during first year of production at the Carson City mint with meager mintage of 54,617. Other than the unattainable 1878-S, the 1870-CC date is the key date for building a Seated half dollar date and mintmark set. This is a worthy example for an advanced collection with just honest wear and classic gun metal gray patina. Mostly available in circulated grades, Uncirculated examples are extremely rare and even well-circulated pieces command attention from collectors. This example features strong device for the Fine 15 gradel level, with four letters of LIBERTY visible and more than 70% of the wing feathers present. The rims and dentils are quite sharp for the assigned grade. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A no question original key date Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collectors that warrants special consideration. Lay-a-way terms are available to help set builders acquire this key date.
Seated 50C 1876 Seated 50C 1876
AU50 PCGS
05768383

Choice $215 New February 20! Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. A crusty original Philadelphia strike with choice surfaces. Gray-brown patina is uniform throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with rounded stars and full reverse devices. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. A quality duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection that needs to find a new home in another Liberty Seated half dollar collection.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 10C 1838-O
VF30
PCGS
15070104
F-101
Gem HOLD
$625
New February 19! Repunched Mintmark, Gem Original, Probably Finest Graded VF30 in Existence, Newtown Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. A no question gem preservation state is apparent on this lovely 1838 New Orleans F-101 strike with repunched mintmark. Surfaces are covered with rich gray-gold and aquamarine patina that is so uniform and provides that classic circulated cameo eye appeal. Yes, I really love this VF30 example as the appearance is that of a higher grade. Conservative grading and probably the finest VF30 graded 1838-O example in existence. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. CAC approval. Magnificent quality from the Newtown Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
AU55 PCGS
21071148
TOP #13
F-106a
Original HOLD
$750
New February 19! Cobweb Shattered Reverse, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Toning, Original Surfaces, Top 100 Varieties Set. The 1839-O Cobweb Shattered reverse is one of the most popular die varieties/die states in the Liberty Seated dime series. The reverse die saw considerable usage regardless of progressively worsening cracks throughout legend and wreath. Listed in the Fortin web-book as F-106a and part of the Top 100 Varieties set. The Top 100 set is part of the GFRC Open Set Registry. This example offers gorgeous rose-gold and aquamarine toning coupled with frosty cartwheel luster. The luster is equally balanced on obverse and reverse. The lower reverse has faint lines surrounding the bow knot and between the ribbon ends and the rim. I believe this F-106a example has been net graded by PCGS. Wear is limited to faint rub on the left facing breast and lower leg that is more consistent with AU58 grade. The luster is consistent with many low grade mint state examples. The assigned AU55 is balanced reflection of the strong characteristics and the lower reverse lines. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS logo on the reverse; circa year 2000 grading. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 10C 1889
MS65
PCGS
15023182
F-116
Gem $935 New February 19! Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Perpherial Toning, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Ex. Osprey Collection. A spectular 1889 Seated dime with glowing frosty luster. Surface toning is limited to golden and rose shades mostly concentrated near the rims. Strike is typical for With Legend dimes during the 1882 through 1891 era. There is weakness at Liberty's head and on the upper left wheat grains as is frequently seen. Eye appeal is high due to brilliant frosty luster that dominates during in hand and bright light viewing. This lovely dime is housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and is conservatively graded. In summary, luster, surfaces, color and grading fully warrant CAC approval on this Newtown Collection offering.
Seated 10C 1889S Seated 10C 1889-S
MS63 NGC
3711364005
F-102
Choice $975 New February 19! Medium S, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Skin, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Ex. Strong Hands Collection. Those who are fans of vibrant frosty cartwheel luster will enjoy owning this 1889-S Medium S dime. Originally, a duplicate from the Strong Hands Collection that sold into the Newtown Collection and now back on the market. Obverse fields are free of any marks while the reverse has typical field luster breaks for the MS63 grade. However, I believe the piece is conservatively graded on an eye appeal basis as the luster is that of a higher grade. The Medium S mintmark size is a bit more difficult to locate than the Small S but no premium is warranted. The 1889-S becomes scarce in mint state regardless of the higher mintage. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1844 Seated 50C 1844
AU55
PCGS
26498445
WB-7, WB-102
Gem HOLD
$685
New February 19! Gem Original, Dazzling Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Proof Like Fields, Conservative Grading, Eye Appeal On Steriods, Newtown Collection. Indeed, this fantastic 1844 Philadelphia strike is Eye Appeal on Steriods and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation, even at the premium asking price. One look and you will be hooked! This gorgeous half is completely struck with just faint rub on the highest points. Fields are proof like with the mirrors emitting substantial reflective cartwheel luster under a light source. "Dazzling" is the operative word here. The WB-7 die variety capturing repunching on the 18 digits. There are no distracting blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2013 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert plus CAC approval. An awesome duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1850O Seated 50C 1850-O
AU55 PCGS
26802832
WB-4
Choice $725 New February 19! Underrated Date, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Perpherial Tone, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Newtown Collection. Underrated with a low survival rate due to silver bullion arbitrage that took place in the United States from 1850 until a lighter silver planchet weight was introduced during 1853. The New Orleans struck survivor has much to offer including frosty cartwheel luster, a light golden coloring that is more concentrated at the margins and finally, a complete strike. Overall eye appeal is quite pleasing. There are a few faint hairlines in the lower left obverse field mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. An important duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection that needs to find a new home in another advanced Liberty Seated half dollar collection.
Seated 50C 1851O Seated 50C 1851-O
AU55 PCGS
32798563
WB-5
Choice $1250 New February 19! Superior Eye Appeal, Better Date, Choice Original, Golden-Aquamarine Peripheral Toning, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. One of the challenging 1850 through early 1853 timeframe dates due to silver bullion arbitrage that was finally resolved with a lower silver weight planchet during 1853. 1851 New Orleans strikes are challenging at the AU grade level with few approved by CAC. This example offers superior eye appeal with golden reflective luster and a bold strike. Formerly from the Grey Soldier and quickly absorbed into the Newtown Collection (#1 on GFRC Open Set Registry) when arriving to market. Now it is back as a duplicate and chance for another advanced collector to own this pleasing example. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1852 Seated 50C 1852
AU53 PCGS
32824865
WB-1
Choice HOLD
$2100
New February 19! Rare Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Golden Patina, Fully Struck, Conservatively Graded, Newtown Collection. Rare date with low mintage of only 77,130 that also has a low survival rate due to silver bullion arbitrage that took place in the United States from 1850 until a lighter silver planchet weight was introduced during 1853. Frosty cartwheel luster immediately captures the eyes and has me wondering why the assigned grade is only AU53. Obverse is covered with transparent golden patina while the reverse has more uniform darker gold. Strike is complete and adds to the overall eye appeal. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collectors that warrants special consideration.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 50C 1855-O
With Arrows
MS65 PCGS
04697212
WB-4
Gem $5500 New February 19! With Arrows Type, Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. GFRC is pleased to be handling a gem original 1855-O With Arrows half dollar strike that is ideal for a high grade type set. A no question gem that offers frosty cartwheel luster coupled with attractive light rose centers and aquamarine at the rims. Strike is razor-sharp for a New Orleans mint struck half dollar that is notorious for its weak strikes. Substantial overall eye appeal is at hand during bright light inspection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A wonderful offering from the Newtown Collection that belongs in a top Liberty Seated half dollar collection.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 50C 1855-O
With Arrows
MS62 PCGS
14517649

Choice HOLD
$1150
New February 19! Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Faint Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. Another important duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection, the #1 Liberty Seated half dollar set on the GFRC Open Set Registry. More to follow.
Seated 50C 1876S Seated 50C 1876-S
AU50 PCGS
33173598
WB-37
Choice HOLD
$260
New February 19! Choice Original, Ebony and Brown-Gray Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Pleez B. Seated Collection. A wonderful 1876-S Newtown Collection offering that originates from the Pleez B. Seated Collection and now back on the market for the next collector to enjoy. Eye appeal is substantial due to cameo contrast between darker fields and lighter main devices. Strike is hammered with all device elements being sharp and well impressed. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and deserving of close scrutiny.
Seated 10C 1843O Seated 10C 1843-O
VF30
PCGS
13440255

Choice HOLD
$1800
New February 18! Rare Choice Original Grade, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, An Important Offering. 1843 New Orleans strikes are well recognized for being found with problematic surfaces and erratic strikes. In AU or better, this date becomes a substantial rarity. At the VF and EF grade levels, the challenge is locating choice original examples with no surface issues. This GFRC offering clearly fits that requirement. Accurately graded at the VF30 level and covered with a natural gray layer of patina. Fields and devices are free of any abrasions worth noting. PCGS has graded a total of sixteen examples at VF30 but CAC has only approved three pieces from PCGS and NGC combined. This example is one of those three to be approved and verifies how few choice examples survived the vigors of New Orleans area circulation. An important Liberty Seated dime offering that is housed in old blue label PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 50C 1839
Drapery
AU55+
PCGS
85740346

Choice $1325 New February 18! Drapery, Choice Original, Olive Gray Patina, Golden Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. A choice original example with light olive gray patina during in hand inspection. Adding a light source unleashes golden hues that are bold and more prevalent on the reverse. Fields are lightly mirrored resulting in sharp reflective luster. Strike is typical with a few of the upper stars lacking connected centrils. I'm comfortable with the assigned AU55+ grade as there is faint rub on the left facing breast and lower leg. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Attributing With Drapery 1839 halves is difficult as date positions are very similar between WB-5, WB-6 and WB-7 along with few die markers. The three die pairings are consistently listed as R3 rarity.
Seated 10C 1850O Seated 10C 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
32805585
F-105
Choice HOLD
$595
New February 17! Large O, Challenging Grade, Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Large oblique O reverse die variety that is listed by Fortin as F-105. This EF45 graded example offers choice original surfaces with classic gun metal gray patina. Strike is hammered with all stars rounded, full head and hair curls along with deeply impressed wreath and veins. A near twin to the Liberty Seated dime web-book plate coin that grades EF40 and sold for $500 during July 2017. 1850-O dimes with this amount of originality will take patience and diligent searching. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards originality, strike and overall appearance. How can you go wrong?
Seated 25C 1871CC Seated 25C 1871-CC
F12 PCGS
18335555
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$17000
New February 17! Series Key Date, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Problem Free and Original, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Series key date with mintage of only 10,980. This example offers quality original surfaces that are quite pleasing for a challenging early CC-Mint issue. Surfaces are covered with light gray and deep gold patina. Strike is uniform and well executed with all major design elements sharp. Rims are elevated and boldly defined adding to the strong eye appeal. Within the obverse and reverse, contrast between the devices and fields is pleasing due to darker toning surrounding the devices. Accurately graded at the Fine 12 grade level and difficult to imagine a more impressive specimen. Nearly all examples to reach the market are in lower grades of AG3 through Fine 15 with the Fine grade level being the end of the affordability range for nearly all collectors of the series. A four figure date from AG3 onward that becomes five figures at Very Good threshold. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A special offering from the from the Newtown Collection that should find a home among the most advanced Liberty Seated quarter collections being assembled on the GFRC Open Set Registry. Lay-a-way terms are available if necessary. Newtown and GFRC wish to see this piece placed into a long term collection.
Seated 25C 1872S Seated 25C 1872-S
VF25 PCGS
06692638
Briggs 1-A
Choice $7350 New February 17! Key Date, Low Surviving Population, Choice Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Newtown Collection. Mintage of 83,000. A choice original example with gray-rose toning that is uniform across obverse and reverse. Darker shades are evident at the rims and surrounding the primary devices. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and pleasing. The 1872-S date is the rarest San Francisco Mint quarter issue, during the long lived Seated series, when compared to earlier challenging dates such as 1860-S, 1861-S and 1864-S. Survivors are elusive even in the lower grades with speculation that many examples were melted when the Act of February 12, 1873 changed the weight of this denomination. PCGS has graded four examples at the VF25 grade level with just twelve more between VF30 and AU58. CAC has only approved 9 total with 7 being in lower circulated grades (AG3 through VF25) and two at the MS66 level. Talk about a rare issue for choice original survivors! Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A key date offering from the Newtown Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Gold G$10 1882 Gold G$10 1882
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
5729217

Choice HOLD
$875
New February 16! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Osprey Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster is active and readily evident under a light source. Orange gold patina validates the strict originality. Fields have faint chatter consistent with the assigned grade. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to pleasing surfaces and overall eye appeal. From the Osprey Collection. New images effective February 16.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
Large Stars
MS65
PCGS
25679806
F-107
Gem HOLD
$2750
New February 16! Premium Gem, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Brilliant frosty luster and antique gray surfaces are the highlights of this premium gem 1838 dime. Cartwheel luster radiates from the obverse and glows on the reverse. Strike is 100% complete and hammered to the delight of every collector that views this piece. This is one of the finer F-107 examples with boldy repunching on Star 5 along with Stars 11 and 12. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is completely warranted at the MS65 grade level. An eye appealing offering from the Woodlands Collection that would please the most selective collector.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
No Drapery
MS64
PCGS
21044846
F-105
Gem HOLD
$2000
New February 16! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this gem 1840 No Drapery dime needs to be placed in a top collection. The golden cartwheel luster is lightly frosted and most pleasing during bright light viewing. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Conservatively graded and housed in early blue label PCGS dating back to the 2000 timeframe. CAC approval rewards all aspectss of this superb No Drapery dime. Another fine numismatic property from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1844 Seated 10C 1844
AU50
PCGS
2289809

Gem HOLD
$2650
New February 16! Little Ophan Annie Date, Gem Original, Orange-Gray, Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Grade, Woodlands Collection. A steel-gray example of the popular 1844 date with peripheral orange-gold and emerald-green toning. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS old green label holder with CAC approval. An important numismatic offering from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1865 Seated 10C 1865
MS65 PCGS
32570014
F-101a
Gem HOLD
$3975
New February 16! Gem Original, Rare Business Strike, Frosty Luster, Repunched Date, Woodlands Collection. It is a pleasure to offer a gem 1865 F-101a Civil War era dime at GFRC. This piece is well struck with Liberty's head and hair details completely defined. The reverse wreath devices are also hammered with only the lower left ribbon end lacking complete definition; an odd occurence on Liberty Seated dimes. Surfaces are a combination of frosty devices coupled with mildly proof like fields. Overall luster is creamy when viewed in hand but becomes reflective under a bright light. The 1865 date sports a meager mintage of 10,500 pieces with this example being one of the better extant. PCGS population report indicates (4) in MS65, (3) in MS66 and (3) in MS67. There are no auction records for MS65 grade in CoinFacts. As a side note, I own one of the three MS66 examples and also one of the three MS67s....therefore, few availables are available at the high mint state grade level. Freshly graded and residing in 2015 PCGS holder with serial number 32570014. This piece has Gerry Fortin's recommendation for quality and rarity.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 10C 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670

Gem HOLD
$750
New February 16! Ex. Birmingham Collection, Gem Original, Satiny Aquamarine Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A gem 1887 Philadelphia Seated dime that offers satiny cartwheel luster as the primary attraction. Obverse is covered with a layer of transparent aquamarine patina that adds faint golden hues when view under bright light. The reverse is similar with the golden coloring being more dominant at the rims. Strike is 100% complete with bold obverse devices and complete head details. Reverse strike is fully impressed including the pesky upper left wheat grains that are a chronic issue for With Legend dimes. Let's discuss the recent provenance; first consigned by the Birmingham Collection during late 2014 and acquired by the Woodlands Collection. Now it is back on the market and should receive strong consideration. It will take patience and effort to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A top quality offering from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
MS64+
PCGS
32192010
F-110
Gem HOLD
$675
New February 16! Gem Original, Reflection Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Peripheral Gold-Aquamarine Colors, Fortin Web-book Plate Coin, Woodlands Collection, . A superb 1887 San Francisco strike with light mirrored fields and stunning reflective cartwheel luster. One does not often see 1887-S dimes with proof like fields and this amount of crisp reflective luster. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and 100% original. A bold strike with all devices deeply impressed other than the left ribbon end. Accurately graded at the MS64+ level and eventually will find its way into an MS65 holder. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another incredible offering for passionate Liberty Seated dime collectors from the Woodlands Collection. Hurry on this one.
Seated 25C 1848 Seated 25C 1848
AU55 PCGS
15508844
Briggs 2-B
Original New Price
$895
New February 16! Tripled Punched 1, Double Date, Frosty Golden Luster, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Price Reduction effective February 2018. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection, Triple punched 1 digit. It is always fun to have old friends returning to the GFRC office for another sales visit. Originally from the Saw Mill Run Collction and sold into the Kansas Collection. Now the Kansas consignor is pruning after a serious upgrading effort. This 1848 Seated quarter is accurately graded and strictly original. Frosty devices and satiny fields are immediately evident when viewed. Strike is complete with bold main devices. This piece is accurately graded against strict standards as there is minimal but evident wear. There is one faint toned over obverse line from foot to star 13 that holds back a Choice quality rating otherwise the eye appeal is sufficient for a higher quality assignment. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder. A special offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1857O Seated 25C 1857-O
VF35
PCGS
24298070
Briggs 6-C
Choice New Price
HOLD
$225
New February 16! Choice Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Price Reduction effective February 2018. A choice original 1857 New Olreans struck example with deep gray-gold patina. This piece screams originality and so pleased to have a second opportunity to handle as previously placed into the Kansas Collection. Strike is a tad soft on the obverse and lower reverse but consistent with the Briggs 6-C die pairing per Briggs. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captured the originality and accurate grading. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Kansas Collection that deserves carefully scrutiny.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 25C 1818
VF25
PCGS
28979910

B-2
Choice $825 New February 15! Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Crusty gun metal gray surfaces dominate on this quality 1818 Browning 2 example from the Port Matilda Collection. The patina is quite thick and uniform and screams originality. Strike is well executed with uniform devices throughout obverse and reverse. There are no blemishes to discuss on this well preserved open collar struck Capped Bust quarter. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes strict originality, blemish free surfaces and accurate grading.
Capped Bust 5C 1835 Capped Bust 5C 1835
Small Date, Small 5C
AU55 PCGS
34681045
LM-10
Choice $290 New February 15! Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Gray-Gold Patina, Reverse Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1835 Capped Bust half dime that would be an ideal entry into a moderately priced type set. Though the "common" LM-10 die variety, this example offers much eye appeal. A choice original example with gray-gold obverse patina and reddish aquamarine coloring on the reverse. Residual reverse luster is active with obvious cartwheel effects under a bright light. Strike is deeply impressed with the reverse die crack through S(T)ATES and filled upper loops in both S1 and S2 being clear. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 5C 1831 Capped Bust 5C 1831
MS65
PCGS
25377414
LM-1.2
Gem $3150 New February 14! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Silver Gray with Deep Sea Green Rims, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. An impressive 1831 Capped Bust half dime with bold frosty cartwheel luster. This is the finest graded example handled to date by GFRC. Both obverse and reverse offer gem original surface covered with light silver gray patina along with sea green shades at the rims. This is a fairly late die state LM-1.2 example with breaks inside the upper loops of each S in STATES. Strike is deeply impressed. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation holder with blue/white label and edge view insert. A gorgeous half dime for the collector building an advanced type set.
Indian 1C 1872 Indian 1C 1872
AU55 PCGS
29310989

Choice $645 New February 14! Semi-Key Date, Choice Original, Golden Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. GFRC continues to wrap its Indian head cent offerings and is pleased to present this quality 1872 example from the Port Matilda Collection. A choice original specimen with golden brown patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is typical for the date. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Indian 1C 1886 Indian 1C 1886
Variety 1
MS63BN PCGS
28523440

Choice $260 New February 14! Choice Original, Variety 1 Obverse Hub, Satiny Luster, Rich Brown-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A gorgeous 1886 Variety 1 strike with deeply impressed devices and satiny luster. Completely blemish free with residual red coloring at the obverse and reverse margins. Centers are toned a brown-blue. Luster is readily apparent under a light source. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. A choice offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Gold G$1 1853 Gold G$1 1853
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU55 PCGS OGH
1557273

Choice HOLD
$315
New February 13! Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Conservative Grading . Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident on this undergraded 1853 $1 gold piece. Surfaces are blemish free with die polish lines on the reverse. Strike is hammered. Lovely orange gold patina covers both obverse and reverse. Housed in PCGS old green holder. Fresh to market from an old Florida collection.
Gold G$2.5 1913 Gold G$2.5 1913
MS62 NGC Fatty
310246002

Gem HOLD
$435
New February 13! Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Undergraded, Old NGC Fatty Holder. Obviously undergraded with bright satiny cartwheel luster. Housed in old NGC fatty holder that dates back to the mid 1990s. Fresh to market from an old Florida collection. A strong CAC candidate.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Small Date
MS62 PCGS
30447899
F-105
Choice $450 New February 13! Choice Original, Lapped Obverse Die, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, F-105 Web-book Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Early types coins struck from heavily lapped dies tend to be conservatively graded. Expected device details are missing leading to a lowered grade. Case in point is this lovely 1856 Small Date F-105 dime that is one of the plate coins in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-105 die variety comes with faint doubling on the shield and a weak date punch due to obverse die lapping. The web-book plate coin offers choice original surfaces and frosty cartwheel luster throughout obverse and reverse. Speckled darker gold surrounds the stars and reverse legend. Strike is nearly complete with all stars, except 13, being nicely round and with connected centrils. Liberty's head and gown line are weak due to die lapping along with the date and stars in the right field. The originally hubbed obverse die can be viewed by checking the F-111 die variety in the Fortin web-book. The difference is dramatic. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and seeking a new home in a die variety collection.
Seated 10C 1865 Seated 10C 1865
PR63 PCGS
1365934
F-102c
R7
Choice HOLD
$4150
New February 13! Very Rare 180 Deg Rotated Reverse Proof Strike, Creamy Gold Reflective Luster, Ex Frog Run and Gerry Fortin Reference Collections, Four Known!. The origins of 1865 F-102c proof strikes with medal turn reverse die alignment remains unknown. Ahwash lists this variety as a business stike and describes Reverse B.3a as "completely upset, 180 degree rotated caused by misaligned dies". Unfortunately, he provided no plate coin within his pioneering die variety reference. Greer also did not acknowledge the 1865 F-102c proof strike status is his guidebook as he was probably lacking an example prior to 1992. During the December 2004 Frog Run Sale (American Numismatic Rarities, Baltimore MD), this offered example appeared on the market and was purchased for inclusion in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors that was also released that year. Finally, I had a located and purchased an example of this elusive die variety. Interestingly, this specimen does not have the apperance of a typical proof. The obverse die is heavily rusted throughout the center device and legend. Fields are mirrored but not overly reflective. A soft creamy gold patina covers both obverse and reverse that limit the reflective luster. There is no question that this example is 100% original and remains as made during 1865; if indeed struck during 1865 and not a later date midnight pattern from the Snowden "mint". Since 2004. three addition F-102c examples have surfaced and are certified as proof strikes. These three specimens in certified grade order are NGC PF65 Cameo, PCGS PF64 and ANACS PF62. Adding in the Frog Run/Gerry Fortin Reference Collection example produces four known specimens. Housed in PCGS old green holder and a special opportunity to own one of the mysterious die varieties within the Liberty Seated dime series.
Seated 10C 1889S Seated 10C 1889-S
AU58 NGC
3887987038
F-101
Original $275 New February 13! Medium S, Original Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1889 San Francisco strikes become scarce in higher AU grades. PCGS population report indicates 8 graded at the AU55 level and another 9 at AU58 with few CoinFacts auction records. The date is definitely not "common" and will sell above those levels. Offered here is one of the duplicate F-101 Medium S examples from my reference collection. Surfaces are original and emit frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is well executed with only the upper left wheat grains lacking full definition. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Barber 10c 1898 Barber 10C 1898
MS63+ raw

Choice HOLD
$185
New February 12! Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Frosty Surfaces, Faint Gray-Gold Patina, Conservative Grading, Gansu Collection. A lovely 1898 Barber with frosty surfaces and vibrant cartwheel luster. 100% original with faint gray-gold skin. GFRC grading is conservative and probably full MS64. From the Gansu Collection. Gansu is a collection assembed by Gerry Fortin during the 2010-2012 timeframe for a Chinese client. Now the coins are being repatriated to U.S. in liu of an collecting objective. Please help with a purchase.
Mercury 10c 1941 Mercury 10C 1941
MS66 PCGS
26752630

Gem $40 New February 12! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gansu Collection. Housed in 2013 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. From the Gansu Collection. Gansu is a collection assembed by Gerry Fortin during the 2010-2012 timeframe for a Chinese client. Now the coins are being repatriated to U.S. in liu of an collecting objective. Please help with a purchase.
Mercury 10c 1941D Mercury 10C 1941-D
MS64FB
PCGS Rattler
1144026

Gem $90 New February 12! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Undergraded, Gold CAC, Gansu Collection. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder. From the Gansu Collection. Gansu is a collection assembed by Gerry Fortin during the 2010-2012 timeframe for a Chinese client. Now the coins are being repatriated to U.S. in liu of an collecting objective. Please help with a purchase.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan $1 1881-S
MS63 raw

Choice $65 New February 12! Choice Original, Light Obverse Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gansu Collection. A lovely 1881-S Morgan dollar with plenty of frosty cartwheel luster. From the Gansu Collection. Gansu is a collection assembed by Gerry Fortin during the 2010-2012 timeframe for a Chinese client. Now the coins are being repatriated to U.S. in liu of an collecting objective. Please help with a purchase.
Capped Bust 50C 1824 Capped Bust 50C 1824
AU50 ANACS OWH
789887
O-105
R2
Choice $475 New February 11! Choice Original, Brown-Gold Patina, Residual Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. A special 1824 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar with significant golden highlights and residual cartwheel luster. Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Intermixed brown, rose and golden coloring is exposed when viewed under bright light along ample luster. This lovely half is entirely blemish free. Housed in ANACS old white holder. A fine numismatic property from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Gold G$20 1850 Gold G$20 1850
Liberty
AU53 PCGS
34881881

Original $4600 New February 11! Important First Year Issue, Original Surfaces, Sufficient Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An important 1850 $20 double eagle offering that is the first year of issue. Expatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection consignor and freshly graded. Surfaces are strictly original with ample residual luster with the reverse having cartwheel apperance. Strike is uniform and well executed. Major blemishes are minimal resulting in pleasing eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS and competitively priced. Another great offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1927 Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS64 PCGS
34881880

Gem $1600 New February 11! Send to PCGS, Bradenton Estate. A freshly graded 1927 $20 Saint Gauden previously housed in old style Capital Plastic holder for decades. New to market from estate that was located in Bradenton Florida bank box and steered to GFRC for disbursement. Conservatively graded with no marks worthy of mention. Glowing frosty cartwheel luster is quite pleasing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25c 1841O Seated 25C 1841-O
VF25 PCGS
34403781
Briggs 5-F
Original $250 New February 11! Original Surfaces, Old Album Ring Toning, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Mintage of 452,000 with low survival rate. Early New Orleans small denomination coinage saw extensive circulation in the deep south as U.S. efforts where underway to eliminate Spanish coinage. PCGS has graded a total of thirteen pieces at the VF25 grade level. This example is nice and original with old album aquamarine and gold ring toning on the obverse while reverse is even gray. Obverse strike is well excuted whule the reverse strike is weak. A challenging Briggs die pairing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25c 1841O Seated 25C 1841-O
VF20 PCGS
34403780
Briggs 1-B
Original $200 New February 11! Crusty Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Mintage of 452,000 with low survival rate. Early New Orleans small denomination coinage saw extensive circulation in the deep south as U.S. efforts where underway to eliminate Spanish coinage. PCGS has only graded six pieces at the VF20 grade level. This offering is has original crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Surfaces and devices are entirely problem free. Obverse strike is a tad weak as is typical for the date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25c 1842O Seated 25C 1842-O
Large Date
VF25
PCGS
34403782
Briggs 1-B
Choice HOLD
$200
New February 11! Near Gem Original, Uniform Deep Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Mintage of 769,000 and low survival rates in circulated condition. Early New Orleans small denomination coinage saw extensive circulation in the deep south as U.S. efforts where underway to eliminate Spanish coinage. PCGS has graded a total of eight Large Date pieces at the VF25 level with a tiny population of two with CAC approval. CAC approval of all 1842-O Large Date Seated quarters is a meager 21 examples. This offering has near gem original surfaces with uniform deep gray patina. Strike is well executed with all obverse stars having connected centrils. There are no blemishes requiring mention. Well above average in overall quality and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A superior Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25c 1844O Seated 25C 1844-O
VF35
PCGS
34403784
Briggs 3-E
Choice HOLD
$250
New February 11! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Low CAC Population, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. I believe that 1844 New Orleans strikes remain underrated in today's market. Mintage is a fairly large 740,000 but survival rate is anemic as is the case for most early Seated quarters. In choice condition, this date is challenging with only 20 pieces approved in all grades. Offer here is one of those 20 pieces and the lone VF35 to be approved. A truly choice original example with natural gray patina that is darker on the reverse. Strike is complete with nicely rounded stars and full head details. Regardless of being in circulation, there are no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A top quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 25c 1847 Seated 25C 1847
F15
PCGS
34403786

Choice $100 New February 11! Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Mintage of 734,000 and the only Fine 15 graded at PCGS and also the only Fine 15 approved at CAC. Talk about a unique Seated quarter that is fairly priced! Thick crusty orignal gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. This 1847 quarter has seen nothing but honest wear followed by the formation of thick original patina. A choice example that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection to consider.
Seated 25c 1854O Seated 25C 1854-O
VF30
PCGS
34403790

Choice HOLD
$150
New February 11! Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A choice original with arrows type coin that have seen nothing but honest circulation. Surfaces are covered with a thin gray layer of natural patina. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25c 1856S Seated 25C 1856-S
VF30 PCGS
27434720
Briggs 1-B
Original $1200 New February 11! Rare Early San Francisco Strike, Original Light Gray-Rose Toning, Above Average Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Second year issue at the San Francisco mint with low mintage of 286,000. Most were placed in circulation as the western region required small denomination coinage for local commerce. As a result survival rates are low and most are found with some type of problem. CAC has approved only 17 examples in all PCGS and NGC grades. This offering, from the Saw Mill Run Collection, was hand selected by the consignor due to it overall eye appeal and rarity. The main devices are well contrasted by darker gray shades in the fields and especially, around the stars reverse legend. Fields have a few tiny ticks that would be expected for the VF30 assigned grade level but there are no major blemishes to note. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important offering to consider.
Seated 50C 1868 Seated 50C 1868
MS63 ICG
7255041501

Choice $1200 New February 11! Choice Original, Mirrored Obverse Fields, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. An extremely pleasing 1868 Seated half dollar with different surface finishes between obverse and reverse. Reflective mirrored field are sharp with cameo appearance under a light source. The reverse offers dazzling frosty cartwheel luster that is eye catching. Strike is hammered with no points of weakness whatsoever. Ok, GFRC customers will ask why this mint state piece is not holdered by PCGS rather than its current ICG holder? Surfaces were carefully studied with 10x loupe to determine if a PCGS cross over attempt is warranted. I believe it is. The obverse has very faint micro hairlines that are typical on mirrored fields and not a result of a subtle cleaning attempt. The reverse is 100% frosty original with mint frost throughout the device and fields. If not sold by the March 2018 Baltimore show, a cross over attempt will be made at the show. Another fine numismatic offering from the Whiskey Run Collection to consider.
Seated $1 1860 Seated $1 1860
EF40 PCGS OGH
4535971

Choice $1100 New February 10! Choice Original, Classic Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. Mintage of 217,000 at the Philadelphia mint. The 1860 date is believed to have been intended primarily for use in the export trade to China. Despite the relatively high circulation strike mintage, worn examples are quite scarce on today's market. This pleasing survivor offers classic light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. A choice example at the EF40 grade level with no signifcant impairments to mention. Housed in PCGS old green holder. Another quality numismatic consignment from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1871S Seated 50C 1871-S
AU50 PCGS
2755557
WB-7
R3
Original $325 New February 10! Original, Light Golden Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. A near choice 1871 WB-7 San Francisco struck example with semi transparent golden gray patina. Residual luster is vibrant with some cartwheel effects. Strike is fully executed. Bright light inspection revealed creamy golden luster that is pleasing. PCGS grading is accurate. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS emblem on reverse. A quality Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1820 Capped Bust 50C 1820
Curl Base2, Small Date
AU53
PCGS
27925697
O-103
Choice $1150 New February 9! Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Rainbow Toning, Conservative Grading, Somerville Collection. If GFRC customers have been on the market for an 1820 Capped Bust half, then please don't let this marvelous example escape your fingertips. A gorgeous offering has it all; vibrant cartwheel luster along with classic radial toning that is so pleasing to view under a light source. Let's start with the obverse. A rose center is surrounded by a ring of mottled aquamarine-blue that gives way to yellow gold at the rims. The reverse is similar with a rose-aquamarine center that transitions to complete aquamarine and gold at the upper half of the legend. Strike is well executed with all stars fully rounded. There are two tiny ancient marks on the obverse by stars 2 and 5 that are toned consistent with the surrounding fields. Housed in 2013 generation holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and superb eye appeal.
Seated $1 1869 Seated $1 1869
VF35 PCGS
10335631

Choice $975 New February 9! Superior Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Rose-Aquamarine Radial Toning, Whiskey Run Collection. A pleasing circulated 1869 Seated half dollar with blemish free fields that are attractively toned. Both obverse and reverse offer fields with uniform rose toning and frame by a pretty aquamarine ring at the stars and legend. Higher wear points remain gray as is to be expected on a circulated Seated dollar. Accurately graded with above average eye appeal Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another fine numismatic offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Medium Date
AU50
PCGS
34365607
WB-14
Choice HOLD
$475
New February 9! Repunched Date, Shattered Reverse, Mirrored Obverse Fields, Aquamarine-Gray Patina, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Great Eye Appeal. What a great looking 1842 Medium Date half dollar! I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. A gorgeous example of the WB-14 die pairing, in late die state, per Bugert's Federal Register on Liberty Seated half dollars. Obverse offers light mirrored fields and reflective luster that activate pleasing rose, aquamarine and golden coloring. The reverse is mostly light antique gray with the full compliment of die cracks identified by Bugert. The obverse also features a repunched date and misplaced 8 digit in the base. A wonderful offering that would please the most selective collector. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1855S Seated 50C 1855-S
EF40 PCGS
82626063
WB-4
R5
Choice $5900 New February 9! Key Date, Choice Original, Scarce Grade, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Whiskey Run Collection. An important offering as 1855 San Francisco strikes are scarce to rare at all grades as portions were probably exported to the Orient. Mintage is a low 129,500 pieces during the first year of San Francisco Mint operations. Both Seated half dollars and quarters were produced in limited quantities and saw heavy circulation in the California Gold Rush economy due to small change demands. This surviving example is perfectly original with crusty gray surfaces. The reverse has localized ebony verdigris resting on top of the gray patina. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected. PCGS has graded a total of 8 example in EF40 and another 9 at the EF45 grade level. Every collector needs this challenging date for their date and mintmark set collections, therefore demand remains high with few pieces reaching the market. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready to become part of an advanced Seated half dollar collection. From the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1857S Seated 50C 1857-S
Large S
EF45 PCGS
30861545
WB-2
R5
Original $1700 New February 9! Scarce Early San Francisco Date, Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. Large S and the rarest of the four 1857-S die pairings per the Bugert Federal Register on Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties. This WB-2 example sports an R5 rarity rating. An accurately graded survivng example with uniform gray and gold patina. Struck is full with rounded obverse stars and connected centrils along with fully defined reverse eagle feathers. Residual luster is evident during bright light viewing. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another rare date Seated half dollar offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1828 Capped Bust 50C 1828
Small 8 Square 2 Large Letters
AU58 NGC
3218960002
O-110
R2
Gem $1150 New February 8! Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Fully Struck, Whiskey Run Collection. Where is the rub on this gorgeous 1828 Capped Bust half dollar? I'm still shaking my head as to why this gem original half was not CAC approved. This is perfectly original with vibrant and frosty cartwheel luster that tickles the eyes. Strike is 100% complete with big bold rounded stars and every reverse device being deeply impressed. Patina is a light rose and aquamarine coloring that is transparent to the underlying luster. Bright light performance is spectacular and pleasing. If there is rub on this piece, then I sure would like help finding it. A magnificent offering from the Whiskey Run Collection that deserves special consideration. Housed in newer NGC holder with the O-110 die variety listed on the holder label.
Capped Bust 50C 1839O Capped Bust 50C 1839-O
Reeded Edge
EF40 NGC
2210367008
GR-4
R4
Original $1950 New February 8! Scarce GR-4 Die Pairing, Thick Original Gray Patina, Nice Obverse Diagnostics, Whiskey Run Collection. An important offering of the much scarcer GR-4 die pairing for 1839 New Orleans stikes. The Dick Graham die variety guide defines four die pairing with GR-1 being "common", GR-2/GR-3 as unobtainable R8s and finally, GR-4 that is rated R4 with bold obverse die cracks as the primary attribution point. The GR-4, example from the Whiskey Run Collection, is strictly original and covered with thick gun metal gray-blue patina. The embedded blues are more prevalent during viewing under a light source. The obverse die is fully broken at Liberty's bust edge up through stars 1, 2 and 3. Faint repunching is seen under the O mintmark, also consistent with GR-4 attribution. There are no blemishes worthy of mention, just honest wear. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 10C 1838-O
F15 PCGS OGH
4298051
TOP #3
F-101
Original $325 New February 8! Better No Stars Type, Original Surfaces, Old Album Obverse Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. Classic eye appeal and appearance for Seated Dime No Stars type. 1838-O dimes were the first minted at the New Orleans mint with survivers in all grades up to AU. In Mint State, this date is very challenging. Offered here is a lovely Fine 15 graded example with strictly original gray surfaces and nothing but honest wear and two tiny reverse divots at STAT(E)S. Obverse has old album dark gray with embedded gold while the reverse is uniform gray. Strike is typical for the F-101 die pairing. Also a candidate for inclusion in a Top 100 die variety set. Housed in PCGS old green holder. A fine numismatic offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
No Drapery
MS62 PCGS
81697805
TOP #15
F-103
Choice $895 New February 8! Chin Whiskers, Choice Original, Steely Light Blue-Gold Luster, Eye Appeal, Top 100 Variety, Indiana Collection. Chin Whiskers. A popular Top 100 variety with heavy die polish lines from Liberty's chin to bare shoulder. This example is offers brilliant steely blue-gold luster with rose and violet hues on the reverse. Under bright light, the obverse patina melts exposing lightly mirrored fields. Conservative grading given the eye appeal and nice strike. Ideal for inclusion in an advanced Liberty Seated dime die varieties collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Please pay special attention to this Indiana Collection offering.
Seated 50C 1849O Seated 50C 1849-O
EF45
PCGS
12713539
WB-13
R3
Choice $465 New February 8! Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. A no question original 1849 New Orleans strike with thick crusty gun metal gray patina. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert with fresh CAC approval. A quality Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1851O Seated 50C 1851-O
AU53 PCGS
30613129

Choice $1250 New February 8! Challenging Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. A challenging early 1850s New Orleans date due to heavier silver weight planchet and the silver bullion arbitrage of that time period. Survival rates for Liberty Seated halves dated 1850 through 1852 are lower than mintage would suggest. Much of the mintage was melted for silver bullion value that exceeded face value. This surviving example is crusty original with choice surfaces. Residual golden luster is eye catching under a bright light and very pleasing. There are no blemishes to mention whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another important offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 10C 1872
PR64CAM PCGS
84145745
TOP #58
F-109
R5
Choice HOLD
$2300
New February 7! Misplaced 2 Digit in Base, Top 100 Die Varieties, Mirrored Fields, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Eliasberg Pedigree. The 1872 F-109 die variety, with misplaced 2 digit in the base, is a rare proof strike die variety and an R5 rarity rating that is probably conservative. The same die pair was employed for subsequent circulation strikes (F-109a) which are considered scarce. GFRC is thrilled to be handling its first F-109 example since being in business and the initial offering is from the Eliasberg collection. F-109 strikes are very well executed with wired rims and deeply impressed devices throughout obverse and reverse. This example is consistent with the few that I have seen. Fields are mirrored resulting in a Cameo designation. Bright reflective luster is readily apparent under a light source. A few micro hairlines in the right obverse field result in an accurate PR64 grade level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The consignor indicates this dime was recently crossed from an NGC PF64CAM holder with CAC approval. This information will also be supplied to the buyer. A significant offering for Liberty Seated dime die variety specialists to consider.
Seated 10C 1875S Seated 10C 1875-S
Below Wreath
MS63 PCGS
22056653
F-122
Choice $295 New February 7! Cracked Reverse, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Faint Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Massachusetts Collection. How I enjoy handling Liberty Seated coinage that is accurately graded to early standards. Take this lovely 1875-S Below Wreath dime for example. Frosty cartwheel radiates from choice original surfaces that have never been dipped or enhanced. A transparent golden skin covers both obverse and reverse and validates the strict originality. Strike is typical for 1875 San Francisco production with obverse weakness at the head and lower right base. Reverse die is well eroded and cracked also. But the natural mint frost is unbroken and attractive. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A lovely Liberty Seated dime duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1891S Seated 10C 1891-S
MS60 NGC
2508594012
F-109
Original $195 New February 7! Medium S, Frosty White Cartwheel Luster, Strictly Original, Conservative Grading, Massachusetts Collection. The MS60 grade level is infrequently seen on TPG certified coins. However, NGC decided to use this grade level for the offering 1891-S F-109 dime. Let's explore that since the Massachusetts Collection has upgraded the piece and wishes for it to find a new home. White cartwheel luster is vibrant and active throughout obverse and reverse and consistent with MS63 grade level. Surfaces are frosty original but probably dipped given the uniform white coloring. Under a 10x loupe, there are some faint field hairlines when rotating the coin under bright light. This has to be the reason for the assigned MS60 grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated $1 1864 Seated $1 1864
AU53
PCGS
5598591

Choice $3800 New February 6! Challenging Civil Date, Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Luster, A Superior Example. A Civil War date with limited mintage of 30,700. Philadelphia struck 1864 silver dollars did not circulate domestically, rather their present rarity is due to most being exported. PCGS population report indicates a total of 45 pieces certified in all AU grades and we know how many of those are problematic survivors that still find their ways into holders. CAC has only approved 4 pieces in all AU grades (a tiny fraction of all certified by PCGS and NGC) with 2 in AU53, 1 in AU55 and another at the AU58 level. That is all.....so please consider this fact concerning this amazingly original 1864 dollar offering. Surfaces are perfectly original and so well preserved with a thin layer of gun metal gray patina. Steely reflective luster remains and is attractive under a light source. Residual mint frost is evident within and surrounding the major devices. GFRC images accurately capture the overall beauty and originality. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS logo on the reverse that probably dates back to the late 1990s. An important offering that belongs in an advanced Liberty Seated dollar collection where superior preservation state is the imperative. Definitely not for value buyers.
Seated 25C 1859S Seated 25C 1859-S
VF35 raw

Cleaned $900 New February 6! Metal Detector Discovery, Lightly Cleaned, Otherwise Problem Free, White Pine Collection. 1859 San Francisco strikes are a semi key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series with small mintage of 80,000. Survival rate is low with most being lost in circulation or having issues if surviving into the 21th century. PCGS price guide suggests a $2000 price at VF30 level that jumps to $5000 at EF40 since only seven are known in all AU graded and none in mint state. The lone AU55 certified example is a mid five figure coin. Armed with that package, let's take a look at this decent 1859-S that is a medal detector find by the White Pine Collection consignor. A no question VF30 example that have been lightly cleaned to remove surface vedigris. Coloring is a dull gray with some obverse hairlines in the upper right obverse field. Pricing this example is challenging, so I've placed my best foot forward. We are open to offers. Ideal for someone needing to fill this difficult hole is a date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 50C 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
32920362
WB-3
R5
Choice $3200 New February 6! R5 Die Pairing, Popular No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Noted Liberty Seated half dollar researcher, Bill Bugert, has identified four different die pairing for 1839 No Drapery strikes in his Philadelphia Federal Registry. Those four die pairings result from two obverse dies and four reverse dies. Die variety WB-3 is the rarest of the four pairings and is easily attributed by a reverse die crack through the lower right wing that proceeds to the tip of the top most arrow and then to the rim. Pricing the WB-3 is challenging given limited results in the GFRC archives at the die variety level. This WB-3 example is strictly original with light gray patina over blemish free surfaces. Strike is quite typical for No Drapery specimens with weakness at the lower left eagle leg and claws. A choice example that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Ideal for a collector considering a four piece die variety set of No Drapery Seated halves.
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 50C 1843
AU53
PCGS
32031004

Choice $410 New February 6! Early Die State, Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. An early die state 1843 Seated half dollar with no diagnostics die cracks. It is well known that most 1843 halves will have some amount of reverse die cracks but not this lovely example. Surface are strictly original and choice. A gray-gold patina partially covers the obverse and reverse while steely residual luster is quite evident under a light source. Strike is complete with all devices being well impressed. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A fine numismatic property from the White Pine Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
EF45
PCGS
2731047

Choice $315 New February 6! Gorgeous Bullseye Toning, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. Yes, the 1858-O is common in all circulated grades. What differentiates this gorgeous example from the pack is bullseye toning that covers strictly original surfaces. Let's start with the obverse; a rose center is present and quickly transitions to sky blue surrounding the stars and date followed by yellow gold at the extreme rim. On the reverse, an aquamarine blue center over the eagle shifts to copper gold in the fields and surrounding the legend. Considerable luster remains under a bright light and accentuates the coloring. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with none worth calling out. The reverse strike is weak throughout the eagle wings and claws. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS logo on the reverse that probably dates back to the late 1990s. Another great offering from the White Pine Collection.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 25C 1916-D
AU58
PCGS
81172328

Choice $235 New February 4! Choice Original, Copper Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Copper golden patina and cartwheel luster are the high points of this lovely 1916 Denver struck Barber half. An attractive example that is fully struck. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1867 Seated $1 1867
VF35
PCGS OGH
2668497

Choice HOLD
$1195
New February 4! Better Date, Choice Original, Light Gray, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, A Pleasing Example . Mintage of 46,900. 1867 dated Liberty Seated dollars are quite elusive among similar dates of that the prior Civil War period. Few are known to exist as Asia export consumed many if not most of the Liberty Seated dollars minted during 1867. The trade with the Orient countries become active after the Civil War and most heavy silver pieces were shipped in liu of Mexican coinage. John W. McCloskey has written in the November 1982 Gobrecht Journal that, "The 1867 dollar is very rare and underrated in all circulated grades and is possibly the rarest of the Philadelphia Mint with-motto dates. The offered example is very well preserved with honest wear and light gray patina. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. Surfaces are naturally toned with a few bag marks consistent with the grade. An important GFRC offering for the collector building a mid grade date and mintmark set.
Seated $1 1846 Seated $1 1846
EF45
PCGS
24461848

Choice $775 New February 2! Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. At GFRC, we believe in stocking natural toned Liberty Seated coinage with choice surfaces. These preservation conditions represent the best possible option for a long term numismatic holding. This 1846 fits those GFRC objectives well. Surfaces are strictly original with a light skin of gray-gold patina. Grading is 100% accurate with some residual field luster remaining. Strike is nearly complete along with the entire dollar free of any significant blemishes or distractions. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality CAC stickered offering for the selective collector.
Seated $1 1849 Seated $1 1849
AU55
PCGS
21548166

Choice $1950 New January 31! Choice Original, Flashy Reflective Luster, Mirrored Fields, Light Rub, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . Considerable eye appeal is at hand with this lovely 1849 Philadelphia struck Seated dollar. Cartwheel luster is bright and crisp due to mirrored fields. Wear is minimal with light rub on the breasts and lower leg. Blemishes are minimal with none worth mentioning. Overall, a well above average specimen for the selective collectors who strives for max value for his numismatic budget. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS logo on reverse. Securing CAC approval for Seated dollars is difficult, therefore this example warrants serious attention. A top quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1864 Seated 10C 1864
VF25 PCGS
14948734

Original $1675 New January 31! Rare Civil War Date, Crusty Original, Deep Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Collection. Another important Civil War Philadelphia dime offering with a mintage of 11,000. Like other Philly strikes in the low mintage 1863 through 1867 timeframe, circulation strikes are challenging to locate as compared to mint state examples. The latter come to auction on a regular basis but locating examples that circulated typically requires a date and mintmark set being broken up. Fortunately, the AuburnNY Accordian Collection is releasing a few example including this crusty original 1864 specimen. Surfaces are covered with thick gun metal gray-blue patina. Accurately graded with no surface blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Serious collectors should pay special attention with this listing.
Seated 10C 1867 Seated 10C 1867
VF20
PCGS
30447922
F-102
R5
Choice $1875 New January 31! Philadelphia Key Date, Near Gem Original, Attractive Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. An outstanding 1867 example that is completely fresh to market with new CAC approval via GFRC submission. PLEASE NOTE....There are only two circulated 1867 with CAC approval; this is the finest circulated piece. Before going further, let's go on the record with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This is the key Philadelphia date in the entire Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set given a tiny mintage of 6,000 piece. Many were saved by collectors in the east coast corridor surrounding Philadelphia and mintmark with a few finding their way into circulation. This example sports honest wear and is close to perfect at the assigned VF20 grade level. Overall appearance is enhanced by lighter main devices that are nicely contrasted against darker gray fields. An important offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection that should be immediately purchased by the knowledgeable collector. When key date Liberty Seated coins arrive to market in an above average preservation, then time to take action.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 50C 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
25254244
WB-2
R3
Choice $2800 New January 31! Important No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Better Than Average Strike. A popular type set coin along with being an important starting point to a Liberty Seated half dollar date and mintmark set. GFRC has handled numerous examples with high sales rates. A quick check of the Sales Archive will bear this out. This PCGS EF45 graded example is most pleasing for a variety of reasons. First is the strict originality based on natural gun metal gray patina that covers both the obverse and reverse along with choice unabraided fields. Second is the better than average strike with nearly all stars having connected centrils and the lower reverse eagle details being strong. Few have been seen 100% struck. Finally, this lovely example performs well under a light source with fields exposing embedded blues. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. CAC approval captures choice surfaces, strictly originality and accurate grading.
Barber 50C 1892S Barber 50C 1892-S
AU55
PCGS
27841390

Gem $1250 New January 30! First Year Better Date, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Gem Original, Whiskey Run Collection. An exciting 1892 San Francisco strike with eye appeal well above the assigned AU55 grade level. The satiny cartwheel luster is vibrant and so pleasing. Surfaces are perfectly original with gray gold surrounding the stars and date and more uniformly evident on the reverse. Strike is hammered with bold rounded stars and every hair curl deeply impressed. The same holds true for the reverse with deeply struck devices. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed some friction on the Liberty's cheek and not much else for wear. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important type coin option from the Whiskey Run Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 50C 1841 Seated 50C 1841
AU55 ANACS OWH
368442
WB-1
R3
Choice $950 New January 30! Repunched 18, Choice Original, Reflective Luster, Old Album Toning, Fully Struck, Whiskey Run Collection. Many great coins remained housed in ANACS old white holder as grading standards were accurate during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Case in point is this choice 1841 WB-1 example. Reflective luster nicely accentuates rose and blue patina on the obverse and rose and teal shades on the reverse. Fields and devices are essentially mark free leading to a choice quality rating. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected and the lower eagle claws and arrow feathers well defined. Repunching below the 18 date digits is obvious under a 10x loupe. A fine numismatic property from the Whiskey Run Collection that needs to find a new home in another advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
Double Date
AU50 PCGS
32913280
WB-1
R2
Original $495 New January 30! Double Date, Original Steely Gray, Typical Strike For Variety, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. The 1845-O double date variety is popular and straight forward to attribute. There is bold repunching, on all four digits, to the left of the final punch. This example, from the Whiskey Run Collection, offers clear diagnostics and is just plain fun to view under a 10x loupe. This AU50 graded example features steely gray fields that retain a sufficient amount of luster. Central obverse strike is excellent with bold scroll, gown lines and intricate foot details. However, the WB-1 die pairing is notorious for weakly struck stars; this example is consistent with the Bugert plate coin in that regard. Blemishes are limited to a mark in the upper left obverse field. Housed in 2015 PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1864S Seated 50C 1864-S
AU53 ANACS OWH
2606961
WB-1
R2
Choice $750 New January 30! Large S, Choice Original, Soft Pastel Rose Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. A quality 1864-S example with Large S mintmark that is housed in ANACS old white holder and returning to the market after years of preservation in the Whiskey Run Collection. Surfaces are choice with light pastel rose-gold patina that becomes more apparent under a light source. Strike is nearly complete with only star 8 lacking connected centrils. Overall reverse strike is bold and impressive with just a touch of weakness at the lower left eagle leg mentioned for 100% accuracy. There is ample residual luster at the assigned AU53 grade along with blemish free fields. Overall, a pleasing example worthy of an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1868S Seated 50C 1868-S
AU55 PCGS
14011544
WB-6
R3
Original $600 New January 30! Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Original Untoned Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. Fans of brilliant cartwheel luster will immediately appreciate this lovely 1868-S WB-6 Seated half dollar. Surfaces are brilliant white and untoned, probably after a quick dip before PCGS certification. Luster is creamy and active under a light source and just plain fun to view. Obverse die has a combination of mint frost surrounding Liberty along with die erosion lines on the lower base and date punch. Strike is 100% complete and add to the overall eye appeal. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Whiskey Run Collection that needs a new home.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Type 2 Obverse
MS61 raw
F-104
Original $195 New January 28! Type II Obverse, Frosty Luster, Gray-Rose and Blue Patina, Well Struck, Sharp Rims, Copper Harbor Collection. The sharp rims and frosty luster are immediately evident on this attractive 1861 Type 2 obverse dime Both obverse and reverse are covered with intermixed gray-rose and blue patina. Strike is well executed. The are faint hairlines on the reverse when viewed under a light source. These are not distraction but warrant an MS61 grade and corresponding pricing. From the Copper Harbor Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
AU55 raw
F-130
Original $225 New January 28! Rusted Die, Original Copper Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Massachusetts Collection. One of the many 1876 Carson City die pairing struck with heavily rusted dies. In the case of F-130, there are bold die defects on Liberty's left facing arm and die rust throughout the upper gown lines and upper right field. The diagnostic reverse die crack from rim through top of mintmark is also evident under a 10x loupe. Surfaces are fully original and covered with copper gold patina. Residual luster remains and is activated with a light source. A duplicate offering from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 10C 1887
MS63 raw
F-114
Choice $250 New January 28! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Eye Appeal, Copper Harbor Collection. A lovely 1887 Seated dime with choice original surfaces. Frosty cartwheel luster is eye catching on the obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with sharp wire rims. From the Copper Harbor Collection.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 10C 1891
MS64 raw
F-123
Gem $350 New January 28! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Beautiful Rose-Blue Obverse, Light Gold Reverse, Conservative Grading, Massachusetts Collection. A gorgeous 1891 Liberty Seated dime that deserves special attention. Cartwheel luster is vibrant and frosty through obverse and reverse. Obverse offers pretty rose and blue patina that is semi-transparent to the underlying luster. Light gold patina is consistent across the reverse and completely transparent. Strike is complete with obverse wire rims. A duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection that needs to find another special collector home.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 50C 1827
Square Base 2
EF40
PCGS
11550363
O-106
R2
Choice $300 New January 27! Choice Original, Pastel Rose, Blues and Gold Coloring, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Light iridescent gray-rose obverse toning is surrounded by sky blue and gold at the stars. The reverse is mostly light gray with golden reflections at the rim. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. CAC rewards the strict originality and accurate grading. Another fine offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1829 Capped Bust 50C 1829
EF45 PCGS
14612148
O-112
R2
Choice $300 New January 27! Bullseye Aquamarine and Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. An eye catching 1829 Capped Bust half with pastel bullseye toning. A golden ring surrounds the stars along with an aquamarine ring that frams the center device. The reverse is mostly light gray with some aquamarine at the legend. Surfaces are nicely original and choice. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another lovely toned offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 10C 1887
MS66 PCGS
29562770

Gem $900 New January 27! Gem Original, Crusty Ebony-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. A no question gem original 1887 dime with iridescent ebony gold patina. Dark iridescent toning is difficult for GFRC to photograph so please consider this description carefully as the offering is much better in hand than per images. The reverse, with transparent toning, offers frosty cartwheel luster and gold and aquamarine hues at the legend. Thicker ebony-gold patina is present on the obverse surrounding the legend and within the major center device. The fields are lighter gold and also project crisp cartwheel luster. As is typical for the date, strike is bit weak at the head. Surfaces are pristine with no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An attractive Liberty Seated dime offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 50C 1841 Seated 50C 1841
AU58 NGC
2720689003
WB-3
R3
Choice New Price
$950
New January 27! Underrated Date, Old Album Rainbow Peripheral Toning, Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Repunched 18. An underrated date overall with few examples reaching the current market. At the AU58 grade level, PCGS has certified 11 along with another 9 total in MS61/MS62. Given the number of active Liberty Seated half dollar collectors, this number is small. Now the Upstate New York Collection is releasing a freshly graded example that is housed in new large font NGC holder. There are no auction records for this piece is completely fresh. Now let's discuss the coin itself. Reflective luster is crisp throughout obverse and reverse and reminds me the 1847 NGC AU58 CAC Seated dollar on current price list. A choice original example with thin blue and gold toning rim surround the stars. The balance of the obverse is faint gray-rose. Moving to the reverse, the eagle has light gold coloring and is surrounded by gray fields up to the legend when gold and blue rings preside. Strike is full and nicely executed. Blemish wise, there is one short line in the right obverse field that will be exposed during bright light viewing due to reflective fields. Fairly priced due to scarcity and eye appeal. Not every 1841 AU half that arrives to the market is as attractive as this offering.
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 50C 1843
AU55 ANACS
4888011
WB-11
R3
Original $500 New January 27! Triple 43, Rainbow Bullseye Toning, Frosty Luster, Heavily Cracked Reverse, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. A pretty 1843 Seated half dollar and also the WB-11 cracked reverse variety. The 1843 date is a treasure trove for cracked and shattered reverse dies, this one included. A bold vertical die crack proceeds upward from (H)ALF, through the olive leaves, then the middle left wing and exits to rim at ST(A)TES. A second die crack starts at (D)OL, then arcs right up through eagles body and exits at A(M)ERICA. Both die cracks are connected by a horizonal crack through the eagle's head. Really cool! Eye catching rainbow bullseye toning is evident during in hand viewing and becomes spectacular under a light source. A fully struck piece with all star centrils connected and complete eagle feather and claws. Housed in ANACS gold label holder. More attractively toned offerings from the Upstate New Collection.
Seated 5C 1856 Seated 5C 1856
MS64
PCGS
13806802

Choice $575 New January 27! Near Gem Original, Completely Struck, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. In 1856, arrows were removed from silver coinage as most heavier weight coins had been removed from circulation. That year, the Philadelphia Mint produced nearly 5 million half dime but fully struck examples are quite scarce. Many examples show weakness on the denticles as is the case for this lovely 1856 example from the Upstate New York Collection. Regardless of the denticles, this accurately graded example offers pretty iridenscent gold and aquamarine toning along with active cartwheel luster. Other than the denticles, the balance of the coin is fully struck with rounded stars and complete wreath leaves. Surfaces are absolutely original and choice. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An ideal example for the collector assembling a complete set of Seated half dimes at the AU/MS level. CAC approval captures the accurate grading, originality and overall eye appeal.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 25C 1916-D
MS66 PCGS
81890248

Gem $975 New January 26! Gem Original, Dazzling Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Blue Obverse Colors, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. A magnificent offering with stunning eye appeal and dazzling cartwheel luster to consider as a type set addition. 1916 is final year of Barber design production at the Denver mint. This surviving example has been carefully preserved for 21st century collectors. Obverse toning is a combination of rose and blues while the reverse has a faint gold skin. The obverse colors suggest direct contact with a piece of velvet or felt. Strike is hammered with nicely rounded stars and fully impressed eagle feathers. Having said all this, it is the dazzling cartwheel luster that is the primary attraction as I could hold this quarter under a bright light for several minutes and watch the dancing light and reflections. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Another fine numismatic property from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection. Please note that my Nikon camera was overwhelmed by the bold frosty luster coupled with the bright rose and blue patina leading to obverse image that is not a crisp representation. On the other hand, the reverse is accurately captured.
Capped Bust 25C 1831 Capped Bust 25C 1831
Small Letters
MS63 PCGS
29213728
B-1
R3
Choice $4000 New January 26! Important Browning-1 R3, Small Letters, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Copper Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. Small Letters reverse. B-1 die pairing (R3) in late die state. The reverse die cracks, during later die states, are well known for the Browning 1 die pair. This choice mint state example is within the top 10-12 examples extant for the variety. Satiny carthweel luster is most pleasing as is the hammered strike. Moving clock wise along the reverse, bold cracks connect the arrow heads to the denomination and then move through the olive leaves along with connecting to the lower left eagle wing and UNITED STATES. All B-1 examples are struck with a reverse that rotated left by 25-30 degrees. This piece of information is valuable for quickly attributing B-1 examples. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An important numismatic offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection that deserves special consideration. As with much of GFRC inventory, coins typically appear much better in hand than on GFRC images. I like it that way as return rate is essentially zero.
Seated $1 1847 Seated $1 1847
AU58
NGC
1893359001

Choice $1950 New January 26! Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Reflective Luster, Accurate Graded. Locating perfectly original Liberty Seated dollars will prove to be challenging as most in the marketplace have one issue or another. Dipped or lightly cleaned and retoned Seated dollars are commonplace in TPG holders and it takes a discerning eye to find those with natural and unmolested surfaces. Case in point is this lovely 1847 Seated dollar that resides in older NGC holder with CAC approval. Having this level of quality in GFRC inventory is seen as a badge of honor. Surfaces are reflective with no hairlines and other distracting blemishes. Toning is classic gun metal gray that one comes to expect on choice original silver coinage. Under a bright light, the gray patina transitions to faint blue and rose while exposing lightly mirroed fields. This is the appearance that collectors should be striving for, whether attempting a date and mintmark set or searching for that perfect large denomination type coin. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A strong offering for the selective collector.
Seated $1 1847 Seated $1 1847
EF45 PCGS
32238859

Original $595 New January 26! Potential Type Coin, Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. A well preserved 1847 Liberty Seated dollar that would be perfect for a circulated type set. Original surfaces are covered with light gray patina that is quite uniform and transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is nearly complete with a few obverse stars lacking connected centrils while reverse eagle devices are fully impressed. There are a few scattered micro blemishes on the obverse consistent with the grade. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A fine numismatic offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 25C 1859S Seated 25C 1859-S
VF30 PCGS
25787675

Original $2000 New January 26! Semi-key Date, Original Surfaces, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Ebony Specks, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. A important semi-key offering in the Liberty Seated quarter series that deserves special attention. Mintage for 1859 San Francisco strikes is only 80,000 with the date becoming rare in EF40 or better grades. The VF30 grade is the "last affordable" step before prices jump dramatically at the EF preservation state. This original example has just been released from the Iowa Collection as a duplicate. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with natural gun metal gray patina. Strike is typical for the date with lower stars lacking connected centrils and some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. But originality is the key point when purchasing a semi-key Seated quarter towards future resale. The Iowa Collection consignor well understands this point as his duplicates don't last long on the GFRC price list. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1877 Seated 25C 1877
AU58 PCGS
84304449

Original $290 New January 26! Crusty Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. A quality 1877 Philadelphia strike with offers satiny cartwheel luster under crusty gray patina. Strike is complete with every star nicely rounded and full head details. Reverse is in a late die state with die cracks throughout the legend. Reverse has a few ancient micro lines that are not distracting and completely toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another consigned offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Tall Date
EF40 PCGS
85179983
WB-14
Original $435 New January 26! Tall Date, Crusty Original, Medium Gray Patina, Nearly Complete Strike, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. WB-14, Spiked 4 and Crumbling Reverse. Near choice original example of the Tall Date punch with uniform medium gray patina. Surfaces are mildly reflective under a bright light with rose hues exposed. Strike is essentially complete with strong device details. Blemish wise, there are two ancient lines in the obverse right field that hold this piece back from a Choice quality rating. These are not visible unless viewing with a strong loupe. The WB-14 die variety, as defined by Bill Bugert in his Philadelphia strike Federal Register, is easily attributed due to spiked 4 digit in date punch and substantial die crumbling around the legend lettering. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A solid Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
AU53 PCGS
34497442

Original $315 New January 26! Original Surfaces, Satiny Luster, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. Soft satiny residual luster and silver gray surfaces are the highlights of this original 1858 New Orleans struck half dollar. Obverse strike is weak at the periphery while well executed at the center including shield and scroll. On the otherhand, the reverse is fully struck with bold eagle feathers and claws. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality Seated coinage offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 25C 1889 Seated 25C 1889
MS65 PCGS
07692038

Gem $1685 New January 25! Gem Original, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Copper-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A gorgeous 1889 Philadephia quarter that screams old time originality and would fit nicely into my personal collector is a Seate dime. I liked this piece so much that it needed to be part of GFRC inventory. This is a no question gem original example with year's past accurate grade. Fields are entirely blemish free and major devices have a minute layer of mint frost. I've saved the best for last! The satiny cartwheel luster is spectacular due to transparent copper gray patina. Bright light viewing is just plain fun. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder. This piece is heading to CAC at the next opportunity.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 50C 1854-O
With Arrows
EF45
NGC
2648961009
WB-53
R3
Choice $245 New January 25! With Arrows Type, Cracked Reverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Accurately Graded. Attributing die varieties for 1854 New Orleans Seated half dollar strikes can be challenging and an exercise in patience. Luckily, this 1854-O WB-53 example is straightforward due to a reverse die crack from rim through (D)OL to olive branch end per Bugert's Federal Register. This specimen is perfectly original with crusty gray-brown patina and nearly complete strike. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the accurate grading and strict originality. A nice Seated half that collectors will be proud to own.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 50C 1866-S
No Motto
VF30
PCGS
14553447
WB-1
R4
Choice $1600 New January 25! Important No Motto Type, Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Late Die State, Accurately Graded . Always in demand as dual 1866 No Motto/Motto design type. The Civil War has ended and Reconstruction period starts with a reference to God on United States larger denomination coinage. Choice and attractive surfaces with classic gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded. Typical strike for the date with bold die clash mark in the lower right reverse shield resulting in the R4 rarity designation. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and classic gray eye appeal. A perfect candidate for a mid grade date and mintmark set without breaking the bank.