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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 50C 1811
Small 8
AU50
PCGS
14061940
O-108a
Gem $885 New August 12! Gem Original Surfaces, Copper Gold Patina, Golden Cartwheel Luster, Eroded Dies, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A wonderful example of the 1811 O-108a die state as struck from heavily eroded dies. Surfaces are covered with semi transparent copper gold patina. Golden cartwheel luster is immediately evident on both sides when viewing under a light source. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. When considering the strict originality, blemish free surfaces, residual luster and attractive toning, this capped bust half is worthy of a gem original quality rating. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert coupled with CAC approval. A most attractive offering from the Port Matilda Collection for serious fans of Capped Bust half dollars.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 50C 1811
Large 8
EF45
PCGS
81345156
O-104
Choice HOLD
$535
New August 12! Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection.. A Large 8 die varety with crusty original surfaces that include gray, gold and olive intermixed shades. Under a light source, colors transition to peripheral gold and rose-gray centers. Surfaces are well preserved without blemishes. Strike is typical. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection for serious fans of Capped Bust half dollars.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 10C 1867-S
EF45 NGC
3660366005
F-102
Original $775 New August 12! Challenging San Francisco Date, Original Light Gray, Typical Strike, New GFRC Consignor. Last of the "Civil War" difficult San Francisco dates. Mintage is a low 140,000 with limited survival rate. PCGS population report indicates 19 examples certified in both EF grades. This example is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Surfaces are toned an even light gray with faint gold hues during bright light viewing. Strike is typical with some weakness at the upper left reverse wheat grains. Please welcome another GFRC customer that starts the consignment journey to sell his duplicates.
Seated 25C 1870CC Seated 25C 1870-CC
AG3
PCGS
13897103

Choice $8450 New August 12! Carson City Key Date, Attractive Circulated Cameo Apperance, Honest Wear, Bold Obverse, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of only 8,340 with very low survival rate. Only fourteen (14) certified examples approved by CAC. This example offers attractive circulated cameo appearance regardless of the honest wear. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the choice surfaces that feature no blemishes. One of the key date offerings from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and an important opportunity to fill a Carson City hole in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1871CC Seated 25C 1871-CC
FR2
PCGS
26491124

Choice $3750 New August 12! Carson City Key Date, Light Gray Surfaces, Honest Wear, Bold Obverse, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of only 10,890 with low survival rate. The undisputed rarity in the entire Liberty Seated quarter series. Only seven (7) examples approved by CAC which clearly indicates how challenging this date is choice. Surfaces are covered with light gray patina is strictly original. Mintmark is visible with 10x loupe. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the choice surfaces that feature only honest wear. One of the key date offerings from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and an important opportunity to fill a Carson City hole in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1872CC Seated 25C 1872-CC
G06
PCGS
31627205

Choice $2000 New August 12! Carson City Key Date, Attractive Gray Surfaces, Sharp Obverse Rim, Bold Mintmark, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of 22,850 and the most available of the Carson City dates between 1870 to 1873. This example offers choice surfaces at the Good 6 grade level with bold obverse rims. Five letters of LIBERTY are visible with bold date and stars. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only an ancient horizontal micro line on the reverse needing to be mentioned for complete accurary. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the choice surfaces that feature only honest wear. One of the key date offerings from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and an important opportunity to fill that Carson City hole in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1873CC Seated 25C 1873-CC
FR2
PCGS
28178849

Choice $3800 New August 12! Carson City Key Date, Natural Dark Gray Surfaces, Honest Wear, Clear Mintmark, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of only 12,462 with very low survival rate. Only eight (8) examples have received CAC approval and a validation of how challenging this date is choice. Surfaces are well worn and covered with darker natural gray patina. Reverse mintmark is clear. Other that two ancient marks in the right obverse field, this piece is blemish free and so well preserved. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the choice surfaces that feature only honest wear. One of the key date offerings from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and an important opportunity to fill a Carson City spot in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 50C 1860-O
VF30
PCGS
26042666

Choice $170 New August 12! Weird Vertical Stripes, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A crusty original gray example of the 1860-O WB-3 die variety with uniquely hubbed reverse die. The vertical stripes appear to be hand engraved rather than hubbing from a working hub die. These stripes remain me of artwork on hand cut contemporary counterfet dies. But no question here, this is a genuine New Orleans mint strike and well defined by Bugert within his Federal Registers on Liberty Seated halves. Accurately graded with blemish free surfaces. Housed in transitional 2013 PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Yet another quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Gold G$20 1878S Gold G$20 1878-S
Liberty
MS61 NGC
1954130001

Original $1500 New August 11! Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Washington State Collection. The 1878-S $20 double date is scarce in MS62 and becomes a rarity in MS63 or better. Noted United States gold expert, David Akers, had this to say about the 1878-S date, "In average uncirculated condition, the 1878-S is very scarce and in choice or gem mint state it is decidedly rare. In my opinion, this issue, as well as the 1879-S, 1880-S, 1881-S, and 1882-S, are all very underrated in uncirculated condition." This NGC MS61 example, is therefore at the knee of the condition/pricing curve and an excellent value at a few hundred dollars above spot. This example offers frosty cartwheel luster and orange gold coloring on both sides. The assigned grade is a function of obverse field abrasions but with no major hits or marks. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A nice Liberty $20 piece that has been sitting in a bank box for over a decade in the Washington State Collection.
Gold G$20 1897 Gold G$20 1897
Liberty
MS63 PCGS
4884231

Choice $1600 New August 11! Choice Original, Beautiful Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Minimum Abrasions, Conservative Grading, Washington State Collection. An attractive 1897 Philadelphia strike with frosty cartwheel luster and uniform rich orange gold patina. Abrasions are to a minimum. Overall a pleasing appearance. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Another $20 double eagle from the Washington State Collection that has been hiding in a bank box for over a decade.
Gold G$20 1907 Gold G$20 1907
Liberty
MS61 raw

Original $1295 New August 11! Original Mint State Surfaces, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Bullion & Numismatic Play. Bright light viewing exposures a substantial amount of reflective cartwheel luster. No question mint state surfaces but with chatter in the left obverse field and on Liberty's cheek. A combination numismatic and gold bullion acquistion with little premium above spot.
Gold G$20 1908 Gold G$20 1908
St Gaudens
MS64 PCGS
5410438
No Motto
Choice $1425 New August 11! No Motto Type, Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Accurately Graded, Washington State Collection. A quality 1908 No Motto $20 gold piece with frosty cartwheel luster and minimal surface abrasions. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Another $20 double eagle from the Washington State Collection that has been hiding in a bank box for over a decade.
Gold G$20 1927 Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS62 NGC Fatty
105792004

Choice $1385 New August 11! Choice Original, Undergraded, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, CAC Candidate, Numismatic and Bullion Play. There is no way this 1927 St. Gauden grades MS62. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder and obviously undergraded. Bold frosty cartwheel luster with few abrasions. Heading to CAC, on principal, if not sold quickly. In bank box storage for several decades and just released to market. Completely fresh and fairly priced for the quality.
Gold G$20 1928 Gold G$20 1928
St Gaudens
MS65 ICG
1117831101

Choice $1550 New August 11! Brilliant and Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Washington State Collection. Housed in ICG holder but please don't hold that against this lovely 1928 $20 double eagle. Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster tickles the eye when viewed under a light source. Abrasions are minimal and consistent with the grade. From the Washington State Collection bank box and off the market for over a decade. Fairly priced for the quality.
Flowing Hair 50C 1795 Flowing Hair 50C 1795
F15 ANACS OWH
2361546
O-113a
R4
Original $2650 New August 10! A over E, Thick Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Fully Original, Accurately Graded, Bayside Collection. Definitely a better 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar offering that combine strictly original surfaces with a challenging O-113a die pairing/die status for variety collectors. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gun metal gray-blue patina that also contains embedded violet hues. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. This is surprising given the Fine 15 grade level and substantial amount of circulation. The A over E corrective punching is bold and easily seen with a loupe. Housed in ANACS old white holder as purchased by the consignor. From the Bayside Collection and the latest GFRC customer turned consignor. In hand inspection is recommended given the darker toned surfaces.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 10C 1854-O
With Arrows
AU58
NGC
591081020
F-108a
R5
Choice HOLD
$525
New August 10! Fortin F-108a Plate Coin, Choice Original, Frosty Golden Luster, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection and Liberty Seated Dime F-108a die variety "web-book" plate coin. Purchased from Dick Osburn during August 2010 after Dick flagging the undocumented reverse die cracks. This is the only example seen of the F-108a die state though I have not gone on a long expedition to find others. Present rarity rating is R5 for the die state. This 1854 New Orleans has premium surfaces with light frosty golden luster. Strike is complete and the grading being accurate as there is some light rub on the highes points. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading. Now a duplicate from the Tenafly Seated dime date and mintmark set and back to GFRC for a second showing.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 10C 1867-S
VF30
PCGS
81798204
F-102
Gem $575 New August 10! Difficult San Francisco Date, Gem Original. Medium Gun Metal Gray Skin, Perfect Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Let's immediately issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this so well preserved 1867 San Francsico strike. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with classic gun metal gray patina that has no weak points. Strike is above average for Civil War dates. I can't remember handling a nicer example of this date and believe it should be immediately scooped up. CAC has only approved 17 examples in all grades! Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A special offering from the Tenafly Collection that warrants serious consideration by advanced collectors.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Medium Date
AU53
PCGS
29360229
WB-104
Choice $550 New August 10! Colonel Green/Eric P Newman, Original Old Paper Envelope Gray Patina, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Seal Beach Collection. Originally sold at the November 2013 Heritage auction of the Eric P Newman collection as Lot 34500 and certified NGC AU55 CAC. The thick original toning on this 1842 half dollar is typical of silver pieces within the Eric Newman collection due to storage in old paper envelopes for decades. This piece shows gorgeous blue-gray toning with gold highlights and a few very small shallow circulation marks, none of which detract from the coin's wonderful appearance. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality Seated half dollar offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Tall Date
AU58
NGC
3809916002
WB-17
R3
Choice $850 New August 10! Tall Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. The better of the two date punch styles for the 1846 date with the Tall Date commanding a strong premium. This example offers strictly original surfaces that are covered with dirty gray toning. Some luster peeks through on the obverse under bright light while the reverse patina is thick and exhibits enhanced golden hues under a strong light source. Strike is nearly complete with the only weakness being at the lower left claws. Surfaces are blemish free with light rub. Typical Grey Soldier Collection quality. Housed in new large font NGC holder. The strict originality was most likely the basis for CAC approval. John Albanese and team reward these types of crusty or dirty gray silver pieces with green bean approval as long as the TPG grading is accurate. From the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Medium Date
AU55
PCGS
28785188
WB-2
R3
Choice $685 New August 10! Colonel Green/Eric P. Newman Pedigree, Original Old Paper Gray Patina, Bold Strike, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Highwood Collection. The original toning on this 1846 half dollar is typical of many silver pieces within the Eric P. Newman collection. Patina is crusty gray from being stored in old paper envelopes for decades. This example is choice with no blemishes whatsoever and a hammered strike. All obverse star centrils are connected and the facial and hair details are well defined; same is true for eagle feathers and claws. Under bright light, the crusty patina is mildly transparent and exposes residual luster and gun metal gray/blue coloring. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. This piece original sold at the November 2013 Heritage sale of Newman numismatic properties and was offered in NGC AU58 CAC holder. Subsequently, the buyer crossed the half to PCGS at AU55 level with another round through CAC for approval. A value at asking price. Another solid offering from the Tenafly Collection that needs to locate a new home.
Seated 50C 1846O Seated 50C 1846-O
Tall Date
EF45 PCGS
29244431
WB-22
R4
Original $1800 New August 10! Challenging New Orleans Tall Date Variety, Original Light Gray, Typical Strike, Cracked Reverse, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Pleez B. Seated Collection. 1846 brought the usage of two different date punches for Seated halves. New Orleans mintage of that year was substantial at 2,304,000 pieces with the Tall Date variety being much scarcer. In AU grades, this die variety is a recognized rarity with the EF45 grade level being the last affordable price point for most collectors. This strictly original example has been part of the Pleez B. Seated and Tenafly collections and is back to GFRC for another appearance. In both cases, this half was part of a set divestment and not a duplicate from an upgrade. Again, upgrading this date to AU level will take substantial time and patience. A quality example with light gray surfaces coupled with peripheral gold provide for pleasing eye appeal. Strike is typical with all stars well formed but several lacking connected centrils. Lower eagle details, on the reverse, are also a tad weak. There are no blemishes to discuss after a 10x loupe inspection. The WB-22 die variety is easily identified by cracked reverse die. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and on many want lists. Another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 50C 1853
Arrows & Rays
VF35
NGC
4207023020

Choice HOLD
$250
New August 10! Great Circulated Type, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Bayside Collection. Ex Tenafly Collection. There are always a host of 1853 Arrows and Rays halves on the market due to high mintage after silver weight reduction. Collector challenge is locating the best possible value for the money. This example, from the Tenafly Collection, should be at the top of the list is pursuing a mid circulated grade specimen. Surfaces are pristine and covered with uniform gun metal gray toning. Strike is well executed with only star 8 lacking centrils. Obverse and reverse dies are clashed. The obverse has a cool arcing die crack through the lower shield. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. GFRC previously sold this lovely Seated half into the Tenafly Collection and then to current consignor as it makes a third appearance. A no brainer purchase in my mind as so nice at the VF35 graded level.
Seated 50C 1875 Seated 50C 1875
EF40
NGC
2037691044
WB-101
Original $200 New August 10! Eric P Newman Collection Sale, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. First sold in New York City at the November 2013 Eric P Newman collection sale where it realized $259. Heritage well describes the toning characteristics as follows in the sale catalog, "Deeply toned with luminous peach and violet surfaces that show occasional glimpses of glinting silver-blue in protected areas." There are no blemishes to mention. Housed in original NGC special label Eric P Newman holder and CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Trade $1 1875CC Trade $1 1875-CC
VF30
NGC
3415997014

Choice HOLD
$575
New August 10! Popular Carson City Date, Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Ebony Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Bayside Collection. GFRC is most pleased to be offering this near gem original 1875-CC Trade dollar. Many examples have been "improved" or just cleaned over the years. This offering is exceptional in terms of strictly originality asurfaces that are covered with an intermixed olive-ebony patina. This toning is definitely crusty. The underlying surfaces are surprisingly blemish free at the assinged VF30 grade level. Toning colors are consistent on both sides and further validate the unmolested preservation state. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. From the Bayside Collection Collection and the latest GFRC customer turned consignor. Sophisticated collectors should be paying close attention to this listing.
Gold G$1 1849 Gold G$1 1849
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS61 PCGS
35622499
Closed Wreath
Choice $595 New August 9! Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is pleased to offer more quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection. Full description shortly.
Gold G$1 1851 Gold G$1 1851
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU55 PCGS
35622500

Original $225 New August 9! Original, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is pleased to offer more quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection. Full description shortly.
Gold G$1 1855 Gold G$1 1855
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU53 PCGS
35045064

Choice $500 New August 9! Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is pleased to offer more quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection. Full description shortly.
Gold G$1 1858 Gold G$1 1858
Type 3 Indian Princess
AU58
PCGS
35622501

Choice HOLD
$380
New August 9! Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is pleased to offer more quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection. Full description shortly.
Gold G$10 1899 Gold G$10 1899
Liberty
MS62 PCGS
35622490

Original $720 New August 9! Original, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is pleased to offer more quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection. Full description shortly.
Gold G$2.5 1836 Gold G$2.5 1836
Classic Head
MS63 PCGS
83896584
Script 8
Choice $7800 New August 9! Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is pleased to offer more quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection. Full description shortly.
Gold G$2.5 1846O Gold G$2.5 1846-O
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
83579266

Gem $3650 New August 9! Rotated Reverse 90 Degrees Left, Gem Original, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is pleased to offer more quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection. Full description shortly.
Gold G$20 1893S Gold G$20 1893-S
Liberty
MS62+
PCGS
35622488

Choice $1990 New August 9! Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is pleased to offer more quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection. Full description shortly.
Gold G$20 1895 Gold G$20 1895
Liberty
MS63+ PCGS
35622484

Original $1550 New August 9! Original, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is pleased to offer more quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection. Full description shortly.
Gold G$3 1874 Gold G$3 1874
MS61 PCGS
35622495

Choice HOLD
$1595
New August 9! Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is pleased to offer more quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection. Full description shortly.
Gold G$5 1851 Gold G$5 1851
Liberty
EF40
PCGS
35622496

Choice HOLD
$475
New August 9! Choice Original, Uniform Copper Gold Patina, Blemish Free Surfaces, Conservatively Graded, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. GFRC is always pleased to offer quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1909 Gold G$5 1909
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
28127532

Choice $1550 New August 9! Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Gold G$5 1913 Gold G$5 1913
Indian
MS63
PCGS
26719159

Choice $1250 New August 9! Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted. Full description shortly.
Seated $1 1846 Seated $1 1846
AU58
PCGS
26226019

Choice HOLD
$1875
New August 9! Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Peak Collection. GFRC is most pleased to be offering a new consignment from the Peak Collection consignor. This astute collector occassionally consign a quality Liberty Seated dollar with the piece selling quickly. Peak is back with a wonderful 1846 specimen that is so choice and obviously original. Surfaces free of any significant abrasions and are lightly mirroed while the main devices are retain mint frost. Reflective cartwheel luster is immediately evident under a light source. A faint gold patina covers both sides and validates the strict originality. Strike is complete with all stars well rounded and fully impressed eagle devices. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert and CAC approval. A top quality Liberty Seated dollar offering from the Peak Collection that will please the most selective collector. Images to be posted shortly.
Capped Bust 50C 1828 Capped Bust 50C 1828
AU58
NGC
320540024
O-104
R3
Gem $2500 New August 8! Gem Original, Stunning Golden Ring Toning, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. Monster toning! Jaw dropping eye appeal! There are not enough superlatives to describe this amazing 1828 Capped Bust half. The GFRC images provide a reasonable indication of the gem status but viewing this piece in hand and under a bright light is required for true appreciation. Under a bright light, both sides emit bold reflective luster that, in combination with the gold toning, results is glowing surfaces that are completely free of any distractions. This Osprey offering will be the highlight of an collection and you have my word. Probably the best $2500 that a collector can spend with GFRC! Housed in old NGC Fatty holder that is also in pristine condition. A magnificent Capped Bust half dollar offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. For the advanced collector who only wants the best.
Capped Bust 50C 1839 Capped Bust 50C 1839
Reeded Edge
AU58
PCGS
3417636007
GR-7
Choice $1500 New August 8! Near Gem Original, Crusty Gold and Brown Patina, Reflective Orange-Gold Luster, Classic Old Time Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. The 1839 GR-7 Reeded Edge half is special due to the absolutely original surfaces and old time crusty mottled toning. In hand viewing showcases typical gray, violet and gold patina. Bright light viewing exposes glowing orange gold luster that is most pleasing. Strike is complete on both sides. The GR-7 attribution is straightforward based on date position and weakness (ST)ATES. I would have assigned a Gem quality rating but there are several tiny field abrasions in the upper left field that limit the rating to Choice. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another superior offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection and important set building opportunity.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 5C 1830
MS63
PCGS
5787138
LM-13
R3
Gem $1800 New August 8! Gem Original, Golden Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Undergraded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. What a lovely little gem Capped Bust half dime and better die variety! This 1830 LM-13 is easily attributed by the long obverse die crack from star 6 through the cap and back to right rim between starts 8 and 9. A gorgeous mint state example with vibrant frosty luster that is most pleasing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC GOLD approval validates the current undergraded status as there is no question this piece is full MS64 or better. Again a no question gem original offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection that will please the most selective advanced collector. If you like the images, then the coin in hand will be that much better.
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 50C 1806
VF35
PCGS
27973676
O-117
R4
Gem $1800 New August 8! Pointed 6, Stem, Gem Original, Golden Gray Patina, Substantial Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. A gem Draped Bust half example with superior eye appeal. Surfaces are perfectly original with a combination of light gray and gold patina. The golden toning is much more prevalent on the reverse. Strike is well executed with fully defined reverse eagle wings and shield lines. The motto scroll is crisp except for wear at (PLU)RIBUS. There are no blemishes whatsoever. The O-117 diagnostics are present with substantial die crack from the right bust line moving clock wise through the lower date digits and through left obverse stars. A small internal cud is forming below Star 1. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is completely warranted. GFRC images are accurate so if you like the coin in the images, you should be pleased with the piece in hand. A wonderful selection from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 10C 1859
MS65
NGC
1804215019
F-107
Gem $2200 New August 8! Gem Original, Gorgeous Peripheral Sky Blue Toning, Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. An eye catching 1859 F-107 dime with classic iridescent toning that is nicely framed by a peripheral sky blue ring and lighter internal burnt gold shades. Toning rings are consistent on both sides. Strike is typical for the date with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and within the upper Left wreath devices. A careful 10x loupe review revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another superior offering from the Osprey Collection and important set building opportunity for the sophisticated collector.
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 25C 1880
MS67+
PCGS
80687125
Briggs 1-A
Gem $6950 New August 8! Top 3 Graded! Gem Original, Vibrant Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Gold, Rose and Sky Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. One of the finest 1880 Seated quarter surviving examples with two at MS67+ and one lone MS68 at PCGS. This outstanding specimen definitely belongs in the condition census. Light mirrored fields also have a subtle frosty texture. The combination radiates vibrant cartwheel luster through out obverse and reverse. Condition census examples should have superior toning also. Obverse is covered with a transparent rose/gold film that floats on the surface. Reverse features bands of light gold, sky blue, then more gold and finally rose at the lower left. Strike is 100% executed and further adds to overall eye appeal. As expected as this grade level, there are no blemishes to mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS population report indicates two at the MSA67+ grade level with one MS68 finer. One of the impressive highlights of the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection.
Seated 5C 1844 Seated 5C 1844
AU58
PCGS
24063936

Gem HOLD
$430
New August 8! Gem Original, Rainbow Bullseye Toning, Amazing Eye Appeal, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. Gorgeous ring toning on both sides and a gem at the assigned AU58 grade level. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted. An Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection offering with superb eye appeal.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 25C 1818
VF25
PCGS
28979910

B-2
Choice New Price
$795
New August 7! 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 25C 1819 Capped Bust 25C 1819
Small 9
VF30
PCGS
30630539
B-3
Gem New Price
$945
New August 7! Small 9, Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Overall Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. An immediate BUY IT NOW recommendation. A gem original 1819 Small 9 B-3 Capped Bust quarter is offered for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with natural gun metal gray-blue patina with darker blue shades on the reverse. Characteristic of the B-3 die variety, the double punching on the 2(5)C is heavy and obvious. The piece is entirely blemish free as so well preserved. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge ring insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this conservatively graded example. A gem early type offering from the Port Matilda Collection that deserves special attention.
Gold G$5 1811 Gold G$5 1811
Capped Bust
EF40 PCGS
84108635
Small 5
Original New Price
$6095
New August 7! Small S, Important Capped Bust Type Offering, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. An important Capped Bust $5 half eagle offering at an "affordable" grade level. Early Capped Bust gold is always in demand and quickly moves into the five figure level starting at the Choice AU or better grade levels. The 1811 date is found with two different reverse varieties concerning the size of the 5 digit in the denomination. Overall 1811 date mintage is 99,581 with the Small 5 reverse being slightly more available than the Tall 5 reverse. This 1811 Small 5 offering, from the Port Matilda Collection, is numismatically signifcant and a pleasure to have in GFRC inventory. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS Gold Shield holder. Surfaces are uniform greenish gold with copper hues surrounding the stars and reverse legend. This piece is evenly worn with wear points at the top of the reverse eagle feathers and claws. Strike is nearly complete other than several stars in the left field lacking connected centrils.
Seated $1 1870 Seated $1 1870
AU55 PCGS
32754684

Choice New Price
$1170
New August 7! Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Mirrored Surfacres, Fully Struck, Port Matilda Collection. This lovely 1870 Philadelphia struck Seated dollar is worthy of special consideration by collectors of the series. Eye appeal is high given the combination of classic gun metal gray-blue toned surfaces, mirrored fields and a complete strike. In hand viewing sees uniform gray surfaces with darker shades surrounding the stars and reverse legend. Bright light viewing exposes a different perspective that is so pleasing. The obverse toning melts to reveal lightly mirrored fields covered with transparent aquamarine blue patina. The reverse is essentially identical to the obverse with coloring most prominent around the legend and denomination. Rims are sharp with minimum wear. Blemish wise, there is one mark in the right obverse field to the right of the arm that can be seen on GFRC images. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Seated dollar offering from the Port Matilda Collection to consider for a date set. Please note the lighter shaded area on left obverse is lighting reflections during photography and not on the dollar piece. Toning is uniform throughout obverse and reverse.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 25C 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
28553692

Choice New Price
$820
New August 7! Scarce New Orleans Issue, Choice Original, Attractive Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Blemish Free, Port Matilda Collection. Mintage of only 88,000 strikes with low survival rate. A difficult New Orleans date that is know for less than stellar strikes. The challenge with collecting circulated Liberty Seated quarters is locating choice examples especially when the denomination saw heavy circulation in the deep South. Ths specimen has to be one of the finest available at the VG grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with just honest wear and a thick layer of gray/rose patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurate with strong five and half letters in LIBERTY showing along with bold rims on both obverse and reverse. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted for the originality and superior eye appeal. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
CSA Issue
EF45+ raw
W-15 WB-104
Original New Price
$750
New August 7! Final CSA Issue, Speared Olive Bud, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Fairly Graded, Under Construction Collection . Speared Olive Bud reverse, CSA Issue. The last die pairing struck under authority of the Confederate States of America. This die variety is easily attributed due to two parallel lines through the upper olive bud. This reverse was first paired with the Bisecting Crack at Date reverse and then afterwards with Obverse 1; first employed for Union strikes. Die erosion at Liberty's foot is evident for the variety and on the offered example. This Under Construction Collection example offers steely surfaces covered with classic gun metal gray patina on the obverse and lighter silver gray shades on the reverse. Strike typical on the obverse, since late state Union obverse, and full on the reverse. This piece performs well under a light source with plenty of residual luster. If TPG certification is your goal, then don't hesitate to purchase as I guarantee this W-15 will be placed in a holder. An important piece of Civil War history as struck during the final days of the New Orleans mint during April 1861.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 50C 1810
EF40
PCGS
33562834
O-101a
Choice HOLD
$515
New August 4! Late Die State, Extensive Die Cracking, Choice Original Surfaces, Superior Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. Gorgeous coloring with rose, aquamarine and grey througout the obverse while the reverse is mostly light gold. Pristine surfaces without any blemishes. There is extensive die cracking across the lower obverse consistent with O-101a attribution points. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A gorgeous offering from the Port Matilda Collection for serious fans of Capped Bust half dollars.
Capped Bust 50C 1814 Capped Bust 50C 1814
E/A
VF25
PCGS
19747841
O-108
Choice HOLD
$990
New August 4! Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Bold E/A, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. In hand surface appearance is that of classic gun metal gray-blue toning. When viewing under a light source, sky blue become dominant on the obverse while the reverse fields offers blues along with rose on the major devices. The E/A attribution point for the O-108 variety is crystal clear until a 10x loupe. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and choice surfaces. Another great offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1818 Capped Bust 50C 1818
EF40
PCGS
19448676
O-112
Choice HOLD
$615
New August 4! Choice Original, Attractive Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Surfaces are 100% original with classic gun metal gray-blue patina. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Colllection
Capped Bust 50C 1829 Capped Bust 50C 1829
EF45
PCGS
35345637

Choice HOLD
$325
New August 4! Choice Original, Light Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Barber 25C 1893 Barber 25C 1893
AU58 PCGS
35345635

Choice HOLD
$220
New July 31! Frosty Original Luster, Cartwheel Effects, Choice Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. An attractive 1893 Barber quarter with perfect balance at the AU58 grade level. Yes, there is faint rub on the cheek and neckline but otherwise the surfaces are completely choice and blemish free. Luster is frosty with cartwheel effects. Strike is hammered and pleasing. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Port Matilda does it again with another quality GFRC consignment that is worthy of special attention at the asking price.
Barber 25C 1911 Barber 25C 1911
AU58 PCGS
35345636

Original $220 New July 31! Light Copper Gold Patina, NeaR Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rub, Port Matilda Collection. A pleasing 1911 Barber quarter with light copper gold patina that is a bit darker on the reverse. Frosty cartwheel luster is readily available under a light source. Typical strike and blemish free surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Port Matilda does it again with another quality GFRC consignment that is worthy of special attention at the asking price.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 50C 1838
Reeded Edge
MS62
PCGS
30688646
GR-3
R2
Gem $2750 New July 31! Perfect Reeded Edge Type, Gem Original, Golden-Gray Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Full MS63+. A gem original 1838 GR-3 Reeded Edge half dollar that would be ideal as a Gold CAC type coin or for those collecting the Reeded Edge series by date and variety. The CAC GOLD bean is fully warranted as overall grade is MS63+ rather than the assigned MS62; a real crime and probably from a grader looking at too many American Silver Eagles! Gray-gold toning is moderately thick but still allows the underlying luster to radiate through. Satiny cartwheel luster is available under a light source with embedded orange hues on both sides. Strike is typical while the surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with GOLD CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1851O Gold G$10 1851-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU50
PCGS
81870221

Choice $1450 New July 31! Early New Orleans Struck Gold Eagle, Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. Mintage of 263,000 and scarce at the AU grade level. Surfaces are quite frosty with residual luster that is more evident on the reverse. Fields have faint micro chatter that is common for this date. As a matter of fact, Doug Winter comments specifically that, "Many 1851-O eagles show severe handling marks on the surfaces and it is hard to find a coin that has not been adversely affected by abrasions." Strike is typical with weakness on the radial lines of the stars. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection for GFRC customers to consider.
Gold G$10 1912 Gold G$10 1912
Indian
MS62 PCGS
85731293

Choice $925 New July 31! Glowing Orange Cartwheel Luster, Well Strike, Frosty Surfaces, Choice Original, Few Cheek Marks, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A superior 1912 $10 Indian eagle that was be an excellent type coin addition. The glowing orange cartwheel luster has a strong Wow factor when viewed under a light source. Strike is well executed throughout both sides. Overall eye appeal would suggest a full MS63 grade being warranted. However, there are some marks on the cheek that would technically support the assigned MS62 grade. But what eye appeal for an MS62. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another excellent consignment from the Port Matilda Collection to consider for a type set.
Gold G$2.5 1857O Gold G$2.5 1857-O
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
28237636

Choice $735 New July 31! Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. Historically significant as the final Liberty quarter eagle issue from the New Orleans mint with small mintage of 34,000. Strikes are chronically weak for the date. The obverse center and eagle's lower left leg are problematic strike areas while obverse stars are well formed. This example, from the Port Matilda Collection, is typical in terms of strike while surfaces are free of any significant abrasions; abrasions are an issue for this date as many come from an excavation finding in Jackson, Tennessee. Surfaces are covered with uniform copper gold patina which validates the originality. A quality offering that is fairly graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1865 Indian 1C 1865
Plain 5
MS63RB
PCGS
30975278

Choice $350 New July 31! Plain 5, Repunched Date, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Orange-Red Patina, Conservative Grading, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Part of a quality Indian Head cent lot from the Port Matilda Collection. Full description shortly.
Indian 1C 1883 Indian 1C 1883
MS64RB
PCGS
29310992

Choice $295 New July 31! Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Mostly Red Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Part of a quality Indian Head cent lot from the Port Matilda Collection. Full description shortly.
Indian 1C 1887 Indian 1C 1887
PR64BN PCGS
84108628

Choice $285 New July 31! Proof Strike, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Copper Brown Obverse, Aquamarine Blue Reverse, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Part of a quality Indian Head cent lot from the Port Matilda Collection. Full description shortly.
Indian 1C 1897 Indian 1C 1897
PR64RB PCGS
85731290

Choice $385 New July 31! Proof Strike, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Golden Brown Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Part of a quality Indian Head cent lot from the Port Matilda Collection. Full description shortly.
Indian 1C 1898 Indian 1C 1898
MS64RB PCGS
35345633

Choice $150 New July 31! Attractive Red-Brown Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Part of a quality Indian Head cent lot from the Port Matilda Collection. Full description shortly.
Indian 1C 1904 Indian 1C 1904
PR64RB PCGS
84108629

Choice $385 New July 31! Proof Strike, Choice Original, Deep Red Obverse, Aquamarine Blue Reverse, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Part of a quality Indian Head cent lot from the Port Matilda Collection. Full description shortly.
Indian 1C 1907 Indian 1C 1907
MS65RB PCGS
84655166

Gem $210 New July 31! Amazing Purple-Red Patina, Glowing Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Part of a quality Indian Head cent lot from the Port Matilda Collection. Full description shortly.
Seated $1 1846 Seated $1 1846
EF45
PCGS
24198353

Choice $795 New July 31! Classic Deep Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Conservatively Graded, Port Matilda Collection. This 1846 Seated dollar is so pleasing and well balanced at the EF45 grade level that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Classic gun metal gray patina covers both sides. Surfaces are entirely original and free of any blemishes. Strike is fully executed with nicely rounded stars and deeply impressed eagle devices on the reverse. Under a light source, this dollar holds its gun metal gray coloring with some olive shades peeking through on the reverse. Conservatively graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A quality offering from the Port Matilda collection that should garner much attention as CAC approved Seated Dollars are always in demand.
Seated $1 1853 Seated $1 1853
AU50 PCGS
84108634

Choice $1640 New July 30! Better Date, Original Reflective Luster, Golden Blue Patina, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Mintage of 46,100 with limited market appearances as compared to earlier 1840s dates. This wholesome example offers considerable eye appeal due to residual reflective luster and lovely blue and gold toning. Coloring is most visible during bright light viewing as the luster is quite active. Strike is typical with some weakness on the right obverse stars. Surfaces are free of blemishes. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Liberty Seated dollar offering from the Port Matilda Collection to consider if assembling a date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
Large O
AU55
NGC
4189857001
F-105
Choice $1050 New July 29! Ex. Kam Ahwash, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. An important 1839-O F-105 dime with pedigree directly back to Kam Ahwash including his 1979 flip and hand written notes. This lovely dime was purchase by GFRC through an intermediate collector in the original Ahwash flip and then sold raw to the Denver Collection consignor during March 2015. The Denver Collection consignor did the heavy lifting with grading and CAC approval. Now this historically significant dime is back to the market. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident along with faint gold patina. Strike is complete with high relief stars and nearly every horizontal shield lines well defined with only slight wear impacting the center area. Choice original 1839-O dimes are quite challenging to locate at the higher AU grades and in mint state. A superior offering from the Denver Collection that is housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. The original Kam Ahwash flip and hand written insert is included with the purchase to validate the pedigree. The Insert reads, "Nice Luster, Slider UNC, AU55".
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 10C 1845
AU55
NGC
3418853004
F-101
Choice $575 New July 29! Gorgeous Peripheral Toning, Choice Original, Frosty Center Luster, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Collection. Substantial eye appeal is at hand with this choice original 1845 F-101 dime. Multi-color peripheral toning graces both obverse and reverse with deep aquamarine shades on the reverse. Untoned center regions offer frosty cartwheel luster. Bright light viewing is an absolute joy due to the interactions between perpheral colors and underlying luster. Strike is complete. Blemishes are limited to one field mark between DIME and the ribbon bows that is not distracting. Originally part of the Gerry Fortin reference collection until sold into the Denver Collection. Housed in newer NGC holder with with edge view insert and CAC approval. A special early date Liberty Seated dime offering that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1858O Seated 10C 1858-O
MS63 PCGS
22070078
F-101
Choice $2650 New July 29! Scarce Date, Gorgeous Toning, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Sky Blue and Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Collection. The 1858-O dates has a modest mintage of 290,000 and is scarce in circulated grades and rare at the mint state level. PCGS population report in MS63 is only four examples certified. This spectacular 1858-O MS63 dime spent years in my Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set before being upgraded. Originally purchased in an NGC MS64 holder and downgraded into PCGS MS63 holder where it still resides today. Please carefully inspect the GFRC images and then use your imagination to visualize both sides having reflective cartwheel luster under the blue and rose toning. The color and luster combination is so compeling and attractive under a light source. Strike is a tad weak on the upper reverse which is well recognized for this date. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. An important numismatic property from the Denver Collection that belongs in an advanced Seated dime collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1829 Capped Bust 50C 1829
EF45 raw

Original $120 New July 28! Original Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Obverse Field Divot, Value Priced, Southern Maine Collection. An ideal Capped Bust half dollar candidate for a value based type set. This accurately graded 1829 half is fully original with nice light gray patina on both sides. Strike is full. There is a divot in the left obverse field with origins unknown but not overly distracting. Value priced and from the Southern Maine Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1829 Capped Bust 50C 1829
F15 raw

Original $80 New July 28! Lovely Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Original Surfaces, Ebony Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Southern Maine Collection. A pretty 1829 Capped Bust half with nothing but honest wear and circulated cameo eye appeal. Fields are covered with ebony-gray patina. There are no blemishes to discuss. Value priced and from the Southern Maine Collection.
Seated 20C 1875S Seated 20C 1875-S
EF45 raw
BF-16
Original HOLD
$225
New July 28! Late Die State, Crusty Original Gray-Brown Patina, Accurately, Inexpensive Type, Southern Maine Collection. A strictly original 1875-S double dime that is ideal for a circulated type set. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with crusty gray and brown patina. Obverse strike is well executed while reverse is typical. This is the BF-16 die variety with "$ sign" repunched mintmark. A late die state example with heavy die cracking at the lower rverse. From the South Maine Collection.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
No Drapery
AU58 raw
F-105
Choice $395 New July 27! Star 9 Repunched, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Brown Patina, Blues at Rim, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful 1840 No Drapery dime that offers significant reflective cartwheel luster along with rose brown toned surfaces and sky blues at the immediate rims. Strike is fully executed with no points of weakness. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a tiny mark on the upper left facing arm mentioned for 100% accurary. The gorgeous dime has been through PCGS once where it was bagged for questionable colors. So I've cracked it out for the time being at selling at a very attractive price. If not sold by Fall Baltimore, then it is going back for another PCGS attempt until they get it right. The 1840 No Drapery F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Seated 10C 1856O Seated 10C 1856-O
EF45 PCGS
28172767
F-106
R4+
Choice $285 New July 27! Rusted Obverse Die, Repunched Date, Choice Original, Undergraded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Greer 103 Macro Image Plate Coin. An incredible 1856-O F-106 example that provides access to the heavily rusted Obverse 4 die and its widespread center device erosion. Surfaces are strictly original and choice with golden patina through out the obverse and peripheral gold on the reverse. Please have a close look at this piece as there is very little wear on the surfaces. The die erosion is so bad that most details are gone leading to an EF45 grade assignment by PCGS. This is another one of those cases where we question the grading as being wear or strike. Purchased raw from Brian Greer during December 1992 and in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since that time. I hate to see this piece leave the fold as it is also the F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1857 Seated 10C 1857
MS63 PCGS
3582461
F-110
Choice $585 New July 27! Choice Original, Gorgeous Obverse Ring Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An exceptional 1857 dime with pleasing obverse arc ring toning. An aquamarine-blue arc covers the right obverse from Liberty's head down through the date punch. Light rose covers the balance of the obverse. The reverse is mostly faint gold with a thin aquamarine arc that corresponds to the obverse toning. Under a bright light, both sides provide frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is hammered with no points of weakness. There are no blemishes whatsoever. A top quality 1857 dime that is conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. The F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Seated 10C 1868 Seated 10C 1868
AU53 raw
F-102
Cleaned $150 New July 27! Scarce High Grade Example, Ex 1992 Hungary Hoard, Light Gray, Old Clean, Massachusetts Collection. It is amazing how coins move in familiar circles. This AU 1868 F-102 dime was part of the Hungary Hoard that appeared on the market during 1992. This piece was purchased from the hoard as part of a full roll from Jason Carter (Heritage). The large 1868 dime quantity was purchased towards die variety research for the upcoming "web-book" entitled The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors that was eventually published during 2004. Many of the 1868 dimes, from the Hungary Hoard, were sold on eBay during 1993 after research was completed. This example was purchased by the Massachusetts Collection consignor at that time. Now it returns to GFRC 25 years later as a consignment. A no question AU specimen with light gray surfaces resulting from a long ago cleaning while in Europe. Surfaces are highly detailed and just a few stray lines on the obverse. Overall strike is hammered.
Capped Bust 50C 1830 Capped Bust 50C 1830
Contemporary Counterfeit
VF30 raw
Dav 3-C
R6
Original $165 New July 26! Rare Davignon Die Pairing, Contemporary Counterfeit, German Silver Planchet, Hand Cut Dies, Uneven Strike, Coney Collection . A rare Capped Bust Davignon 3-C contemporary counterfeit with nice original surfaces. Struck with hand cut dies on German silver planchet. Under weight at 12.0 grams as compared to 13. 4 grams for standard Mint issued coinage. Uneven strike. Standard coin turn die alignment and excellent edge lettering. Thirteen (13) pieces are presently known. Another great duplicate from the Coney Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1830 Capped Bust 50C 1830
Contemporary Counterfeit
F15 raw
Dav 2-Ba
R6
Original $165 New July 26! Rare Davignon Die Pairing, Contemporary Counterfeit, Brass Planchet, Hand Cut Dies, Great Color, Coney Collection . A rare Capped Bust Davignon 2-Ba contemporary counterfeit with nice original brown-gold surfaces. Struck with hand cut dies on brass planchet. Die engraving workmanship is crude. Under weight at 11.4 grams as compared to 13. 4 grams for standard Mint issued coinage. Several ancient lines under the date digits . Standard coin turn die alignment and weak edge lettering. Rare with only ten (10) pieces known in both German silver and brass. Another important duplicate offering from the Coney Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1830 Capped Bust 50C 1830
Contemporary Counterfeit
VG10 raw
Dav 9-I
Original $100 New July 26! Scarce Capped Bust Contemporary Counterfeit, German Silver, Hand Cut Dies, Coney Collection . A scarce Capped Bust Davignon 9-I contemporary counterfeit with considerable wear. Struck with hand cut dies on German silver planchet. Quite under weight at 9.8 grams as compared to 13. 4 grams for standard Mint issued coinage. Old album toning covers original surfaces. Standard coin turn die alignment and weak edge lettering. From the Coney Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1833 Capped Bust 50C 1833
Contemporary Counterfeit
EF45 raw
Dav 1-A
Original $115 New July 26! Contemporary Counterfeit, Brass or Copper Planchet, Coney Collection . Another 1833 Capped Bust Davignon 1-A contemporary counterfeit with limited circulation. Struck with hand cut dies on German silver planchet. Weight is 13.4 grams and exactly matching 13. 4 grams for standard Mint issued coinage. Nice original surfaces with multiple lines on the obverse. Standard coin turn die alignment and nicely lettered edge. Listed as Davignon 1-A and a common Capped Bust type piece. From the Coney Collection.
Seated 25c 1861 Seated 25C 1861
Contemporary Counterfeit
G06 raw
C-104
Original $60 New July 26! Contemporary Counterfeit, Copper Planchet, Hand Cut Dies, Surface Lines, Coney Collection . An 1861 contemporary counterfeit quarter with considerable wear and listed as C-104 in the LSCC reference at www.lsccweb.org. Copper planchet struck by hand cut dies. Under weight at 5.2 grams against 6.3 for regular silver Mint struck coinage. Normal coin turn die alignment with excellent reeding. Obverse has some large scratches that are ancient and fully toned over. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Barber 10C 1893/2 Barber 10C 1893/2
VG10
219685003

Original $225 New July 25! 1893/2 Overdate, Original Surfaces, Gray Surfaces, Fairly Grade, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Housed in bronze PCI holder. Full descriptions shortly.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 10C 1837
Small Date
VF25 PCGS
26519410
TOP #2
F-103a
Choice $415 New July 25! Horizontal Cracked Reverse, Top 100 Varieties #2, Choice Original, Gorgeous Gray-Gold Coloring, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Let's open the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I really like this 1837 F-103a dime for the grade. Surfaces are covered with rich gray-gold patina leading to a mild circulated cameo appearance as a starting point. Blemish wise, this dime is perfect with nothing to mention. The long F-103a reverse crack extends into DI(M)E and is well formed. Accurately grade and a choice example housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A perfect specimen for the #2 entry in a circualted Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
F12 PCGS
35376519
TOP #6
F-106
Choice $95 New July 25! Cracked Obverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Cracked Obverse #1 as labeled by Brian Greer in his DLRC Press guidebook. Definitely choice with thick crusty gun metal gray-blue patina. Perfect for a budget Top 100 Varieties set as this would fit nicely into entry #6. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 10C 1854-O
EF40 PCGS
35380155
TOP #39
F-103
Original $350 New July 25! Cracked Obverse, Oblique O Mintmark, Choice Original, Challenging Top 100 Variety, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. During years of conducting Liberty Seated dime die variety research, I've seen my share of 1854-O dime with the oblique O mintmark reverse. However, later die state examples with bold die cracks from rim up to left arrow and 1 digit, are much scarcer. To qualified for inclusion into a Top 100 Varieties set, these die cracks must be present and obvious. This new example, from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection definitely qualifies for a Top 100 set and then some. The die cracks have transitioned in a nice internal die cud between the left arrow and 1 digit and also on top of the 1 digit. Probably one if the latest die state examples I've seen. Surfaces are original and covered with crusty gray patina with embedded rose hues. Strike is complete and surfaces are entirely blemish free. A fair value at the asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1856O Seated 10C 1856-O
F12 ANACS OWH
999192
TOP #44
F-105
Original $125 New July 25! Repunched Date Down, Original Surfaces, Silver Gray Patina. Top 100 Varieties, Fairly Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A quality 1856-O F-105 offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection to consider. F-105 designate the Repunched Date Down die variety which is many times more difficult to locate than the F-104 Repunched Date Up variety. This example offers honest wear with silver-gray toned surfaces. Under a light source, faint rose hues are detected. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in ANACS old white holder with REPUNCHED DATE listed on the holder label.
Seated 10C 1877S Seated 10C 1877-S
EF40 PCGS
35376521
F-103
Original $105 New July 25! Crusty Original, Gray-Brown Toning, Accrately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1879 Seated 10C 1879
MS66 NGC
4238993006
F-104a
Gem $1150 New July 25! Gem Original, Repunched Date, Iridescent Rose-Blue Toning, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. During 1879, Liberty Seated dime production dropped dramatically to only 14,000 strikes. Proof dies were re-used for circulation strike production. The most notable die variety for 1879 is F-104a with bold repunching on the 18 digits in the date. This lovely superb gem example offers brilliant cartwheel luster in conjunction with iridescent toning. A vibrant rose-blue patina covers the obverse while the reverse sports satiny blues and aquamarine. Strike is completely executed. Surfaces are blemish free as one would expect for a mint state example graded MS66. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert. Another quality offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
3Cent Silver 3C 1861/58 3Cent Silver 3C 1861/58
Contemporary Counterfeit
VF25 raw

Choice $200 New July 24! Contemporary Counterfeit, 1861/58 Overdate, German Silver, Hand Cut Dies, Coney Collection. The only known overdate in the 3 cent silver contemporary counterfeit exumonia area. Probably created by an amateur counterfeiter with limited skills given the crude engravings. Populat and currently in demand. Weight is 0.6 grams with normal coin turn die alignment. A special offering from the Coney Collection.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Contemporary Counterfeit
VF30 raw
C-101
Original $90 New July 24! Contemporary Counterfeit, Brass Planchet, Hand Cut Dies, Die Struck, Coney Collection. Weight is 2.0 grams as compared to 2.5 grams for regular United States mint issue. Obvious hand cut dies. Normal coin turn die alignment. Previously listed as C-101 by Gerry Fortin at www.seateddimevarieties.com. A solid offering from the Coney Collection.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 10C 1888
Contemporary Counterfeit
VG08 raw
Unlisted
Original $40 New July 24! Contemporary Counterfeit, Brass Planchet, Transfer Dies, Die Struck, Coney Collection. An unlisted 1888 counterfeit dime struck from transfer dies. Weight is 2.1 grams with normal coin turn die alignment. Reverse surfaces exhibit substantial die erosion. Nice gray-rose patina that makes this piece very deceptive. From the Coney Collection.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 10C 1888
Contemporary Counterfeit
G04 raw
C-101
Original $30 New July 24! Contemporary Counterfeit, Brass or Copper Planchet, Barber Design Reverse, Needle Denticles, Coney Collection . Listed as C-101 ands easily detected due to needle denticles on both sides. Considerable wear with weight of 2.1 grams and normal coin turn die alignment. From the Coney Collection.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 50C 1854-O
AU55
PCGS
80563909

Choice $645 New July 23! Choice Original, Transparent Gray-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. 1854 New Orleans struck Seated halves are typically found with bold heavy strikes including halo'ing of the stars. This offering falls into that category with a hammered strike and considerable mint frost in the protected areas that include gown folds, shield lines and eagle feathers. The result is a thick frosty cartwheel luster when viewed under a light source. Surrounds are covered with a dirty gray-gold skin that validates the strict originality. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever and a few reverse die cracks that were difficult to match with those in the Bugert Federal Register. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another quality duplicate from the Seal Beach Collection that is worthy of special consideration for an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1873 Seated 50C 1873
No Arrows Open 3
EF45 NGC
3652084002

Original $8000 New July 23! A Substantial Liberty Seated Half Dollar Rarity, Original Surfaces, Thick Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. The 1873 Open 3, No Arrows Liberty Seated half is a formidable rarity. In A Guidebook of Liberty Seated Coins, Q. David Bowers writes the following concerning this rarity, "Mintage figures were estimated years ago as 587,000 Closed 3 coins and 214,200 Open 3 coins from the Philadelphia Mint before arrows were added besides the date. These figures seem to have been guesses and seem to have no validity.....With a collective total of 801,800 coins of both varieties produced from five total dies (a single set for Open 3), one might speculate that the actual Open 3 mintage is much lower and below estimated mintage. Beyond that, it is believed that many of these were melted upon institution of the new weight standard that took effect April 1, 1873, perhaps accounting for rarity and high value." This GFRC offering is covered with thick crusty gray-brown patina and is fully original. Well struck with interesting die pits throughout Liberty's upper body area. There are several ancient and completely toned over marks in the right obverse field and at the base of the pole. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and worthy of an advanced date and mintmark set. A major duplicate offering from the Seal Beach Collection. Hurry on this one as major rarities typically do not last within GFRC inventory.
Barber 10C 1905S Barber 10C 1905-S
AU55 PCGS
80552056

Choice $225 New July 22! Old Album Bullseye Toning, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Jim Poston Consignment. An eye catching 1905 San Francisco strike with reflective cartwheel luster and complete strike. Bright light viewing is lots of fun due to crisp luster and old album target toning. Obverse center is colored a deep rose and surrounded by a rich sky blue ring. Reverse features traces of gold, mostly at the periphery. A 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. Another eye appealing toned silver offering from Jim Poston.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 25C 1892
AU58 PCGS
34950363

Choice $245 New July 22! Potential Type Coin, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Mottled Peripheral Blue-Gold, Accurately Graded. Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster is eye catching during in hand viewing but especially under a light source. A well struck 1892 quarter with mottled deep blue and rose-gold patina at the peripheries. Wear is limited to rub on the cheek. Accurately graded and housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. A sharp and pleasing Barber quarter type coin from Jim Poston.
Morgan $1 1889 Morgan $1 1889
MS64 PCGS
34059707

Choice $225 New July 22! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Obverse Rainbow Arc Toning, Multi Color Reverse, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. A lovely 1887 Morgan with abundant frosty cartwheel luster and dual sided toning. Obverse sports a peripheral rainbow arc while the reverse is fully toned with gold, rose and blues shades. Housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 10C 1872
AU50 PCGS
35401801
F-104
Original $100 New July 22! Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Original Surfaces, Residual Luster Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. A well preserved 1872 dime with crusty gray-brown patina during in hand viewing. There is also verdigris surrounding the date as further originality validation. Viewing under a light source exposes residual luster that shifts the coloring to gun metal gray-blue. Very cool. Typical strike and a well toned over micro blemish near Liberty's head. Housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. Another eye appealing offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 10C 1885
MS66 NGC
2731019006
F-107
Gem $995 New July 22! Gem Original, Pastel Rainbow Coloring, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Typical F-107 Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. Jim Poston does it again with this lovely 1885 F-107 dime. Eye appeal is substantial due to satiny cartwheel luster emitted from gem original surfaces. Intermixed pastel rainbow coloring is consistent on the obverse while the reverse offers pretty target toning; rose center frame by aquamarine-blue ring and finally a yellow gold periphery. Strike is typical for the F-107 die pair with weak date punch and additional weakness at the head. Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 10C 1891
AU58 PCGS
28669056

Choice $195 New July 22! Choice Original, Olive Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Reasonable Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. Sure the 1891 Liberty Seated dime date is common! What is uncommon, is an 1891 dime with this type of eye appeal and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident upon first viewing under a light source. Obverse olive-gold toning is a bit crusty while the reverse offers target toning; a faint sky blue center surrounded by rich gold. strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at Liberty's head. Choice original surfaces are blemish free. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. An eye appeal offering from Jim Poston for that common date Dansco or Whitman album slot in a type or date/mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1874S Seated 25C 1874-S
AU55 PCGS
35499664
Briggs 3-A
Choice HOLD
$595
New July 22! Better Date, Choice Original, Crusty Golden Gray Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Reasonable Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. At GFRC, I see many Liberty Seated quarters. Some simply move through quickly while others are memorable for the date or preservation state. This lovely 1874 San Francisco strike falls into the latter group. I don't often see the 1874-S date in AU55 which warranted a PCGS CoinFacts check; 30 pieces total in all AU grades with few auction records. As a fan of strict originality, I realy like this example. Crusty golden-gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse has lots of embedded aquamarine-blues along with incremental luster. Strike is reasonable with just a few obverse stars lacking full definition. Reverse is fully struck. Housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. Another choice offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 50C 1847 Seated 50C 1847
AU58
PCGS
35142402
WB-6
Choice $1050 New July 22! Repunched 47, Choice Original, Lovely Burnt Gold Surfaces, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Impressive Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. Burnt gold patina and reflective cartwheel luster are two important highlights of the this lovely 1847 WB-6 Seated half. Repunching on the 47 digits is crisp and accurately matches the Bill Bugert diagnostics in his Federal Registry early date Philadelphia strikes. Fields are light mirrored on both sides. Strike is hammered through with bold hair curls and high relief stars. Blemish wise, the right obverse field has a few bag marks that are fully toned over. An arcing break in mint luster, on the reverse, is also noted and seen in GFRC images. As for wear, one has to search for rub. Accurately graded and housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. Another choice offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 50C 1856-O
AU55 PCGS
34622424
WB-9
Choice $675 New July 22! Doubled Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Copper Gold Toning, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Someone in the GFRC community should immediately grab this lovely 1856-O WB-9 Seated half. Don't let the absence of a CAC sticker deter you! Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster interacts well with copper gold and blue coloring, under a light source, and produces a most pleasing viewing experience. Stating it from a different perspective.... this Jim Poston offering has substantial eye appeal and will please the selective collector. Strike is essentially complete with deeply impressed facial details and hair curls. Unfortunately, stars 12 and 13 lack connected centrils else the term "hammered" would have been used. I really like this half and might as well issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. By the way, repunching above the 6 and below the 1 digit is very boldly defined for the WB-9 variety. Housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1839 Capped Bust 50C 1839
Reeded Edge
AU53
PCGS
27390028
GR-5
Choice $695 New July 21! Choice Original, Light Rose-Blue and Gray Patina, Reflective Residual Luster, Minimum Wear, Conservative Grading. 1839 is a better date for Reeded Edge halves with mintage being less than half of that for 1837 and 1838. This lovely example offers bright reflective fields under a light source and appears to be undergraded. Surfaces are covered with rose-blue and gray patina. Coloring will shift depending on the view angle. Tilt this piece towards a bright light and light rose luster is activated. Tilt the piece at a 90 degree angle to the bright light and the fields turn blue...so cool! A 10x loupe inspection reveal no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, reflective luster and overall eye appeal. A top quality Reeded Edge offering for the selective collector.
Capped Bust 5C 1835 Capped Bust 5C 1835
Large Date, Small 5C
AU58
PCGS
35260704
LM-6
R2
Gem $475 New July 21! Gem Original, Frosty Devices, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Pastel Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Completely Struck, Conservative Grading . A downright gorgeous 1835 LM-6 half dime with vibrant cartwheel luster and hammered strike. Frosty surfaces are light toned with pastel aquamarine and gold hues. Bright light viewing is essentially all vivid luster with uniform faint gold on the obverse. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. The CAC green bean recognizes the gem original surfaces and huge eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 10C 1872
MS65 PCGS
3486701
f-102
Gem $2450 New July 21! Misplaced Digits in Gown, Repunched Date, Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading . A gem original 1872 F-102 dime with brilliant frosty luster and huge cartwheel effects. Strike is hammered with bold device details for a With Legend dime. Unknown to most collectors is the fact that the 1872 date is a grade rarity above MS65. After 30 years plus of operation, PCGS has only grade one in MS66 and another in MS67. At the MS65 grade level, there is a population of 10. Potential buyers are invited to check CoinFacts to view the lack of 1872 MS65 auction records. Yes, there are overgraded examples in NGC holders to be had but these will not have the strike, luster and originality of this offering. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder that dates back to the late 1990s. Purchased during January 2004 FUN Show via private transaction. Held in the Gerry Fortin date and mintmark set collection until recently upgraded. My gut feel is this piece will end up in a MS66 holder once place back into the market.
Seated 20C 1875CC Seated 20C 1875-CC
EF45
PCGS
25527881
BF-2
Choice HOLD
$845
New July 21! Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Thick crusty gray brown patina covers the surfaces of this choice original 1875 Carson City double dime strike. Ebony-blue toning highlights surround the left side devices on both sides. Strike is typical with some weakness at upper left facing wing. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in old PCGS blue holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for the collector attempting to build an EF/AU double dime set by individual dates.
Seated 10C 1876S Seated 10C 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS63
NGC
296868002
F-112
Choice $485 New July 20! Very High Level Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe. The Type 1 Reverse F-112 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during November 1996 and sitting in a Maine bank box since that time. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 10C 1882
MS63
PCGS
1307028
F-105
Choice $375 New July 20! Misplaced 8 in Base, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appealing Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in PCGS old green holder and accurately graded with fresh CAC approval. The F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during April 1994 and sitting in a Maine bank box since that time. Full description shortly.
Gold G$10 1899 Gold G$10 1899
Liberty
MS63 PCGS OGH
4803029

Gem $1050 New July 19! Gem Original, Rich Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservatively Graded, Washington State Collection. One look at this gem original 1899 $10 eagle should be enough to fall in love with the coin. Classic rich orange-gold patina is predominant on both sides. Then there is the frosty luster with bold cartwheel effects. Strike is deeply impressed including high relief stars and full eagle device details. Blemish wise, the reverse is no question MS64 without any abraisons while the obverse has one blemish on the check and a few field micro ticks. But let's remember that this piece is only graded MS63 and not at a higher level. Overall eye appeal is spectacular and should please selective collectors for inclusion into a type set. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS old green holder. Fresh to market after years in the Washington State Collection bank box.
Gold G$10 1907 Gold G$10 1907
Indian
MS62 PCGS
11164640
No Motto
Choice $1200 New July 19! Indian No Motto Type, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Typical Orange-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. If seeking a United States $10 No Motto gold piece, then your choices are limited to the 1907, 1908 and 1908-D dates. The 1907 date is unique among the three for not having seen the transition to a Motto reverse. Therefore 1907 Philadelphia strikes are the purist representive for the No Motto design type. This example is fresh to market from the Washington State Collection bank box along with other gold offerings. This example offers rich frosty luster with cartwheel effects on both sides. Typical orange-gold patina is uniform and pleasing. So why the assigned MS62 grade level? There are a few obverse field ticks to the left of Liberty's face that justify the grade on a technical basis. Overall, the eye appeal is better than MS62. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Washington State Collection as a potential entry into a United States gold type set.
Mercury 10C 1939D Mercury 10C 1939-D
MS65FB
PCGS OGH
8194885

Gem $90 New July 19! Old Time Gem Original Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Light Peripheral Rose-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. A super combination of 1939 Denver struck Merucry dime with full bands and pristine old PCGS old green holder (thick sidewall type). Accurately graded as MS65FB. A gem original dime with that old time look and faint peripheral patina. Yet another excellent offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1838 Seated 25C 1838
No Drapery
EF40 PCGS
29481050

Choice $465 New July 19! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Residual Mint Frost, Woodbridge Collection. I've seen a fair number of 1838 No Drapery quarters and this choice original example is definitely above average. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted as this is the type of EF40 silver that I would want in my personal collection. Surfaces are uniformly covered with gun metal gray-blue patina. Under a light source, the blue coloring is quite evident and pleasing. Strike is also better than average for a No Drapery design with only stars 6 and 7 lacking connected centrils. Head details are reasonable while reverse eagle features are fully struck. During 10x loupe inspection, mint frost is still evident in protected area around the reverse legend. Conservatively graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality duplicate offering from the Woodbridge Collection that will please the next owner.
Seated 25C 1849 Seated 25C 1849
VF25 PCGS
30683502
Briggs 1-A
Original $150 New July 19! Compass Point Reverse, Strictly Original Surfaces, Deep Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. A no question fully original 1849 Compass Point reverse strike with thick gun metal gray patina. Strike is typical of the date. Both sides are essentialy free of blemishes with none worthy of mention. Struck from late die state dies as there is a large reverse die crack from olive leaves through bottom of QUAR DOL. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality duplicate offering from the Woodbridge Collection for a collector starting a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 25C 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
80668420
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$775
New July 19! Scarce New Orleans Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. Mintage of only 88,000 and an R4 rarity at VG grade level. Surfaces are 100% original and covered with crusty gray patina that is uniform on both sides. For the 1851 New Orleans date, CAC has only approved 20 examples in all graded with three (3) at the VG10 grade level. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An ideal entry point for a new collector starting to build a Liberty Seated quarter date and mintmark set. This lovely quarter will retain it value on a long term basis as they are so few examples known choice.
Seated 25C 1855S Seated 25C 1855-S
With Arrows
F12 PCGS
33460739
Briggs 2-C
Original $350 New July 19! First Year San Francisco Issue, Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. Initial year of Seated quarter production at the San Francisco mint with most struck pieces being widely circulated and abused. Others were made into jewelry pieces. Most 1855-S quarters that survive will be in lower grades with choice EF or AU examples being rare. Well the Woodbridge Collection has a lovely duplicate for consideration. Surfaces are strictly original with light gray patina. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever, just honest wear and well preserved surfaces. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfect example for those starting to seriously pursue a Seated quarter date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1859O Seated 25C 1859-O
VF35
PCGS
34642355
Briggs 1-A
Choice $265 New July 19! Better Date Choice, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. 1859 New Orleans Seated quarter strikes are surprisingly difficult to locate with choice surfaces. CAC has only approved nineteen (19) in all grades. This VF35 example is definitely original with thick crusty gray patina on both sides. Strike is typical for the date. Fields and main devices are blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another strong duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection for the GFRC community to consider.
Seated 25C 1875CC Seated 25C 1875-CC
F12 PCGS
30195567
Briggs 2-B
Original $465 New July 19! Challenging Date, Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Darker Peripheral Shades, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. A very scarce and underrated Carson City date that spans the period between low mintages (1870-1873) and the large mintages starting during 1876. Briggs rates this date as R4 rarity up through VF and then R5 onward. These Fine 12 example, from the Woodbridge Collection set of Liberty Seated quarters, is strictly original with a base layer of light gray patina along with darker gray surrounding the main devices, stars and legend. Surfaces are essentially blemish free for the grade. A quality example, from mintage of 140,000, that is accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Don't overlook this opportunity as pricing quickly jumps into four figures once hitting VF grades. Lots of value here for those who understand the Seated quarter series.
Gold G$10 1910D Gold G$10 1910-D
Indian
AU55 raw

Choice $675 New July 18! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Orange-Gold Patina, Faint Rub, Attractive and Pleasing. A pleasing 1910-D $10 gold Indian with frosty luster on both sides. Cartwheels are vibrant and attest to the choice original surface conditions. Strike is fully excecuted. Blemishes are to a minimum with none worth mentioning. An above average offering and fresh from a Washington State bank box.
Gold G$10 1912 Gold G$10 1912
Indian
AU58 raw

Original $685 New July 18! Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Orange-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. Lots of original frosty cartwheel luster on this quality 1912 $10 gold eagle. Surfaces are light orange-gold with blemishes limited to an obverse field divot in front of Liberty's nose. Accurately graded. A combination numismatic collectible and gold bullion piece for long term financial hedge. Fresh from a Washington State bank box.
Gold G$10 1914D Gold G$10 1914-D
Indian
MS61 raw

Choice $735 New July 18! Choice Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Orange-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A most pleasing 1914-D $10 gold piece with date mintage of 343,000. Frosty cartwheel luster is active on both obverse and reverse. Surfaces are choice with only a faint mark at the lower neck worthy of mention. I believe the assigned MS61 grade is conservative. Fresh from a Washington State bank box and should bring immediate attention.
Gold G$10 1915 Gold G$10 1915
Indian
AU55 raw

Original $685 New July 18! Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Minimal Marks, Conservative Grading. . We wrap up the Washington State bank box gold purchase with a lovely 1915 $10 eagle strike. Original surfaces are covered with copper gold patina and emit plenty of residual luster. A quality offering and excellent option as a longer term gold bullion piece.
Gold G$5 1897 Gold G$5 1897
Liberty
AU55 raw

Original $355 New July 18! Original, Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Golden-Green Coloring, Accurately Graded. An attractive $5 half eagle for other numismatic or bullion collecting. There is sufficient luster consistent with the assigned grade level. Blemishes are too minimum. Fresh from a Washington State bank box and ready for a new home in another gold centric collection.
Gold G$5 1898 Gold G$5 1898
Liberty
AU55 raw

Original $355 New July 18! Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Minimal Marks, Conservative Grading. . A strictly original 1898 Philadephia strike with frosty cartwheel luster. Surfaces would be designated fully choice if not for a mark by star 4. Conservative grading. Fresh from a Washington State bank box.
Gold G$5 1909D Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS62 raw

Choice $485 New July 18! Choice Original, Glowing Satiny Luster, Golden-Green Patina, Accurately Graded. Obverse graded a full MS63 and offers glowing satiny cartwheel luster. The reverse luster is also satiny with a few wispy hairlines. As a result, I've assigned an MS62 grade on a conservative basis. Definitely a choice original specimen. Allan Schein, in his The Indian Book on $2.5 and $5 gold, states that most 1909-D Indians will be seen with frosty surfaces rather than the "uncommon" satiny finish. Please give this piece special consideration. Fresh from a Washington State bank box.
Gold G$5 1913 Gold G$5 1913
Indian
AU50 raw

Choice $375 New July 18! Slight Better Date, Choice Original, Orange Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck. Nothing but light wear on the this choice original 1913 $5 indian gold piece. Surfaces are entirely blemish free with classic deep orange gold coloring. An attractive and pleasing example that would be an inexpensive type coin. Fresh from a Washington State bank box.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 50C 1841-O
VF30
PCGS
19737216
WB-2R
Choice $2850 New July 17! Baseball Die Crack Reverse, Choice Original, Seal Beach Collection. An important opportunity for the advanced collector of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties. One does not often see a WB-2R Baseball Die Cracked Reverse offering with choice original surfaces and CAC approval. Gray toned surfaces provide balanced contrast between darker fields and lighter main devices. The ebony-gray ring between obverse stars and the rim provides additional eye appeal. There are two distinctly different die states for the WB-2 Baseball Cracked Reverse. WB-2 is the first die marriage with strong obverse device details including foot and underlying support from the base. On the second die marriage, for the same die pair (WB-2R), the obverse comes much weaker with much of the foot support area polished out. Strike is uniform with no points of weakness to mention. There are a few tiny blemishes consistent with the assigned grade and acceptable to CAC. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Previously sold into the Seal Beach Collection and back again at GFRC as a top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Medium Date
EF40 PCGS
84657372
WB-12 WB-105
R3
Choice $235 New July 17! Repunched Date, Choice Original, Steely Gray-Blue Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Gun metal gray-blue patina is immediately evident and covers both sides. Bright light viewing exposures residual steely luster that is pleasing. Strike is typical with a few stars lacking connected centrils. Repunching below the 8 digit in the date is bold and obviously under 10x loupe. Reverse die cracks are consistent with the WB-12 plate coin as illustrated by Bill Bugert. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with attribution on label as follow; RPD FS-301 WB-105 Medium Date. A quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
Dramatically Doubled Date
EF45
PCGS
30772034
WB-104, WB-16
Choice $1400 New July 17! Dramatically Doubled Date, Choice Original, Old Time Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. WB-16 die pairing of the Dramatically Double Date variety as listed in Wiley-Bugert and the subsequent Bugert Seated hall dollar Federal Register series. The WB-16 die pair features a new reverse die with limited wear and cracking. Regardless of the dramatic variety, this 1845-O Seated half offers choice original surfaces and old time gray-gold patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever to mention. The doubling on the date digits is most evident within the 45 digits and the right of the 5 digit. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The PCGS label reads, "RPD FS-301 WB-104 (FS-001.5)." If you are considering adding the WB-104 example to an advanced Seated half dollar collection, then this is the example to purchase. I guarantee that you will be pleased with the originality and accurately grading. Another fine numismatic property from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 50C 1849
AU50 PCGS
81613406
WB-102 FS-301
Choice $4750 New July 17! Dramatically Doubled Date, Choice Original, Steely Luster, Violet Gray Patina, Hammered Strike, Seal Beach Collection. A near gem original example of the popular 1849 dramatically doubled date variety for advanced collectors of the Liberty Seated half dollar series. Strike is hammered with fully formed high relief stars and intricate head details. Reverse eagle devices are also deeped impressed. Rims are sharp with some wire edges and a rim cud below the date. Violet-gray covers the obverse while the reverse is reflective with a thin layer of steely gray. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed awesome date doubling details and no blemishes worth mentioning. Previously from the Grey Soldier Collection. Now back on the market and seeking another home in an advanced collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with complete attribution on label as follows; RPD FS-301 WB-102 (FS-004.5). A significant offering from the Seal Beach Collection of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 50C 1856-O
AU50 PCGS
34092619
WB-9 WB-102
Choice $350 New July 17! Repunched Date, Choice Original, Peripheral Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Bold date repunching greets the potential new owner of this choice original WB-9 half. Dual sided toning is pleasing. The obverse sports an aquamarine-gold peripheral ring that frames a light rose center. Light gold covers the reverse with darker shades at the legend. Strike is well executed other than stars 12 and 13. There are no blemishes worthy to mention on this choice original example. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with complete attribution that reads, "RPD FS-301 (FS-006.5) WB-102". Another Seal Beach Collection offering from a Liberty Seated half dollar die variety set divestment.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 50C 1858
AU53 PCGS
81403185
WB-102 FS-101
Choice $475 New July 17! Double Die Obverse, Choice Original Golden Gray, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Alexandria Collection. A choice and important offering for Liberty Seated half dollar variety collectors from the Seal Beach Collection. Formerly from the Pleez B. Seated Collection. Die doubling is most evident on the vertical shield lines, the outer scroll edges and on the lower gown lines. This 1858 Double Die Obverse is at the top of the PCGS die variety populaton report for the variety. Surfaces are no question original with uniform golden gray patina. When placed under a bright light, the golden hues and residual luster become quite pleasing. Strike is typical and there are a few tiny chatter marks on the scroll and lower knee. Still, this is a choice example of the variety as the doubling is obvious under 10x loupe. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. PCGS label read, "DDO FS-101 WB-102" with TruView image available on PCGS website. A top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
EF45 PCGS
84657374
WB-19 WB-105
R3
Choice $295 New July 17! Errant 8 Digits in Base, Choice Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Obverse Toning Arc, Conservatively Graded, Seal Beach Collection. I like this example for several reasons...first are the original surfaces with natural gray patina; the obverse having a darker arc that captures Liberty's head and surrounding stars. Second is the cool misplaced bottom of an 8 digit in the base directly above the final 8 in the date. Strike is typical with some weakness in star centrils. If misplaced digit varieties float your boat, then please consider this original example. Previously purchased from GFRC as a raw specimen and freshly graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with "MPD WB-105" attribution on the label. Another offering from the Seal Beach Collection of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
EF40 PCGS
34092616
WB-6 WB-107
R3
Original $185 New July 17! Quadrupled 2nd 8 Digit, Original Mottled Patina, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. A cool 1858-O die variety with multiple repunchings that appear in the upper loop of the 8 digit and also on the bottom of the base as a misplaced date. Bugert labels this die variety as a "Quadrupled 8" in his Federal Register series on New Orleans die varieties. This book is available for free as a PDF download on the LSCC website (www.lsccweb.org). This WB-6 example is from a recent Seal Beach Collection divestment of his Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties and deserves special consideration. Surfaces are strictly original with mottled gray toning on both sides. Strike is fairly well executed with only a touch of weakness on the eagle's lower left facing leg. There are blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with attribution in the label that reads, "RPD WB-107".
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
VF30 PCGS
34092617
WB-28 WB-104
R4
Original $145 New July 17! Errant 18 From Rock, Original Surfaces, Mottled Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. A better 1858 New Orleans misplaced date variety with R4 rarity rating according to Bugert in his Federal Register die variety research series. The errant 1 digit from the base is easily seen with a 10x loupe. Surfaces are blemish free with just honest wear. A mottled gray skin covers both sides. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with attribution on the label that reads, "MPD WB-104". Another inexpensive Seated half dollar die variety from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
VF20 PCGS
34092618
WB-2 WB-106
R3
Original $115 New July 17! Errant 1 in Denticles, Original Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. An errant 1 digit protrudes from the denticles under the final 1 digit punch. Original surfaces are covered with medium gray-rose patina. The reverse is particularly attractive under a light source with deep sky blue toning that surrounds the legend. Strike is typical. There are a few toned over scattered lines on the obverse consistent with the grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with attribution in the label that reads, "MPD WB-106". Another inexpensive Seated half dollar die variety from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1873 Seated 50C 1873
With Arrows
AU53 PCGS
34246875
WB-109
Choice $1500 New July 17! "Quad Stripes", Double Die Obverse, Choice Original, Reflective Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation! The 1873 With Arrows double die obverse variety is popular and commonly described at the "Quad Stripes" obverse. This obverse is listed as WB-109 by Wiley-Bugert and FS-101 and FS-1101 by NGC and PCGS attribution services. Few examples have been certified with the finest at NGC being EF45 and PCGS being AU58 and MS65. The PCGS AU58 example sold at Heritage Auction during July 2015 for $3500. Wiley-Bugert call the 1873 With Arrows variety, "the most dramatic doubled head die of the Liberty Seated half dollar series." Doubling is visible on Liberty's gown and foot, and clearly evident on the obverse shield, scroll, and LIBERTY. The obverse shield stripes are in sets of four, rather than the customary three stripes per set. This superior example, from the Seal Beach Collection of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties, offers choice original surfaces that are covered by a crusty golden skin. Luster is reflective as the fields are lightly mirrored. Luckily, the strike is well executed which allows the die doubling on stars to be readily visible under 10x loupe. Blemish wise, I can only find a few ticks below the left base to mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with complete attribution on the label that reads, "Arrows DDO FS-1101 WB-109 "Quad Stripes"".
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 50C 1875-S
VF30 PCGS
84024856
WB-2 WB-104
R4
Original $175 New July 17! Small Wide S, Original Olive Gray, R4 Rarity, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Ex. Half Way There Collection. A scarce mintmark size varity according to Bugert and listed as WB-104 and WB-2. This is a no question original example with olive-gray toning that is uniform across obverse and reverse. Well struck considering the VF30 level surface wear. A closed 10x loupe inspection reveal one toned over line on the upper right reverse that is mentioned for accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with label reading "Small Wide S WB-104". An important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1876S Seated 50C 1876-S
G04 PCGS
30685563
WB-42 WB-103
R6
Choice $475 New July 17! Closed Bud Very Small S, Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Honest Wear, Seal Beach Collection. Ex. Half Way There Collection. A rare die marriage with 1876 Type 2 reverse San Francisco strike. Up until 1992, only this die pairing was known for the Type 2 reverse. Afterwards, Randy Wiley discovered a second Type 2 reverse die for this date. Given the rarity, this example offers substantial eye appeal at the assigned G04 grade. Rose-gray patina covers the field while the main devices are have a light coloring. Rims are bold and blemishes are minimal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with "Type 2 Reverse WB-103" on the label. An important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Seal Beach Collection.