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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated $1 1844 Seated $1 1844
Double Die Obverse
EF40 PCGS

Original $865 New April 23! Near Choice Original, Double Die Obverse, Misplaced Date, Olive-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Freshly graded by PCGS! Surfaces are strictly original with uniform olive-gray patina that contains some golden hues under a light source. This offering is near chocie and well known variety with obvious die doubling along the right shield edge and above the scroll along with a misplaced top loop of 8 digit in the lower gown. Blemishes are to a minimum with only a minor rim anomaly at 2:00pm that is worthy of mention. Mintage is only 20,000 pieces. Attractively priced and from the Burchs Creek Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated $1 1845 Seated $1 1845
EF40 PCGS

Choice $975 New April 23! Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gun Metal Gray, Conservative Grading, Burchs Creek Collection. Freshly graded by PCGS! A strictly original example with thick crusty gray patina. Essentially blemish free with bold strike and remaining devices. Mintage is a meager 24,500 pieces. Conservatively graded and desirable. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Burchs Creek Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
MS63 NGC
638868001
F-120
Original $825 New April 23! Original Mirrored Fields, Rose Gold Toning, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Murphy's Collection. Is this really an 1876 Carson City struck Seated dime? This may be the first question asked upon inspection as the striking characteristics are so atypical for this date and mint. 1876-CC dimes are rarely found with mirrored fields. A few are known including the F-121 specimen strikes that bring well into the mid five figures. Now this F-120 arrives with mirrored fields and a full strike. Reflective cartwheel luster is consistent with heavily mirrored surfaces and nicely interacts with rose-gold patina. Viewing the rims is difficult due to the old NGC holder with standard ring insert. But from what I can tell, there are partial wire rims on this piece. The assigned MS63 grade is accurate given some chatter in the fields and viewing the surfaces as proof like. An important offering from the Murphy's Collection that deserves special consideration. This F-120 example will debut at the Central States show.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 10C 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
EF45 PCGS
33086913
F-107
Choice HOLD
$225
New April 23! 1877/6 Overdate, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck for the Variety, Accurately Graded, Murphy's Collection. A choice original example of the popular 1877/6 overdate obverse paired with F-107 reverse. This die pairing combination is listed in the Top 100 Varieties set and is challenging to locate choice. One could not locate a more original example given the crusty gray patina on both side of this example. Strike is well executed throughout obverse while the reverse die is cracked and poorly hub on the left portion of the wreath. Frankly, I see this dime as being close to AU50 based on wear but the reverse strike/worn die brought about EF45 designation. Most obverse diagnostic are readily seen including the diagonal die scratch in the shield and repunching on the 1 digit. There is a micro mark on the upper flag of the last 7 which does not allow for a clear view of the top of the 6 digit on the upper flag. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and a strong candidate for CAC review. From the Murphy's Collection.
Seated 20C 1875S Seated 20C 1875-S
AU58 PCGS
13012211
BF-14
Gem $550 New April 23! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Golden Hues, Superior Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded on Rub, Murphy's Collection. A stunning 1875-S Liberty Seated double dime that would fit perfectly into a high grade type set or just a regular box of 20 for type. Frosty cartwheel luster is dominant when first viewing in hand or under a light source. Light gold patina covers the surfaces with darker toning at the upper obverse. The eye appeal and luster is beyond the expectations for an AU58 graded coin. I've placed a 10x loupe on this piece and carefully looked for rub. Yes, there is the slightest of rub on Liberty's lower leg. Could this one get into a MS62 holder at some point. Yes, it is possible but my thought is CAC approval which will accomplish essentially the same value outcome. This gem original double dime is heading to the CSNS show at $550 asking price. If not sold, it is heading to CAC immediately after the show. Priced consistently with two other PCGS AU58 CAC examples sold by GFRC; please check the Sales Archives. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A wonderful initial offering from the Murphy's Collection.
Seated 50C 1864S Seated 50C 1864-S
F15 NGC
2587257003
WB-3
R3
Choice $165 New April 23! Crusty Gray, Original Surfaces, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Murphy's Collection . A strictly original 1864 San Francisco strike that has been well preserved. Crusty darker gray patina covers both sides. There are a few ancient lines in the right obverse field. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A wholesome and pleasing offering from the Murphy's Collection.
Seated 50C 1874S Seated 50C 1874-S
VF25 NGC
2385508005
WB-3
R3
Original $295 New April 23! Better Date, Original Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Murphy's Collection. Uniform gray patina validates the original surfaces. Under a bright light, some faint golden hues are available. Strike is nearly complete. Blemish wise, there is a faint vertical line on Liberty that is ancient and completely toned over and another to the upper right of the eagle's head. Both are consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. A fine numismatic offering from Murphy's Collection.
Seated 50C 1876CC Seated 50C 1876-CC
VF30 PCGS
32761689
WB-1
R3
Choice $325 New April 23! Choice Original, Light Antique Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Murphy's Collection. This 1876 Carson City strike is yet another quality offering from the Murphy's Collection. Surfaces are choice and 100% natual. A light antique gray patina covered both sides with uniform wear on the higher device points. Strike is balanced and well executed while grading is fair. This piece is aesthetically pleasing and ideal for a circulated date and mintmark set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1877CC Seated 50C 1877-CC
VF35 PCGS
10461698
WB-11
R4
Choice HOLD
$325
New April 23! Choice Original, Gray-Ebony Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Murphy's Collection. A superior 1877-CC WB-11 example that Bill Bugert considers to be R4 rarity for the die pairing. Surfaces are 100% original with natural gray and ebony patina. Overall strike is well executed on both sides. A 10x loupe inspection failed to locate any defects or blemishes. Overall a most wholesome 1877-CC Seated half dollar offering that belongs in an advanced collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another fine consignment from the Murphy's Collection.
Seated 50C 1883 Seated 50C 1883
F12 PCGS
14772595

Original $450 New April 23! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Original Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Undergraded, Murphy's Collection. PCGS grading on this 1883 low mintage Philadelphia strike appears to be much too conservative. I had to do a double take between the coin and the PCGS label grade. Surfaces are mostly original with mottled gray patina. Housed in old blue lable PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another nice offering from the Murphy's Collection.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 25C 1892
EF45+ raw

Original $115 New April 22! Old Album Toning, Residual Cartwheel Luster, Attractive Surfaces, Poston Collection. A lovely 1892 Barber quarter that has spent years in an old album. Obverse is toned with aquamarine-rose and blue shades while the reverse offers pastel aquamarine center and golden toning at the legend. Ample luster remains with cartwheel effects on the reverse. There are no blemishes to note. So close to AU grade level, there the reverse has a bit of a weak strike. From Jim Poston.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 25C 1835
VF25
PCGS
25616386
B-1
Gem HOLD
$295
New April 22! Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Ex. Upstate New York Collection. This gem original 1835 B-1 Capped Bust quarter is an immediate JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation and please don't think too hard if building a Capped Bust quarter collection. Yes, I am excited about offering this piece..... In hand viewing indicates mostly gun metal gray/blue with some aquamarine coloring. But tilting this coin into a light source exposes sky blue fields on the reverse that completely surround the eagle; this is eye appeal on steriods. The obverse has a rose center and again, the same sky blue surrounding the stars. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A gem from the Kansas Collection that was previously sourced from GFRC and the Upstate New York Collection.
Gold G$10 1901 Gold G$10 1901
AU55
PCGS
34881878

Choice $750 New April 22! Crusty Original Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Residual Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded . If crusty original gold is your cup of tea, then this choice 1901 $10 eagle might just catch your attention. GFRC images accurately capture the surfaces and overall appearance. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with fresh CAC review and green bean approval. From an old Sarasota Florida estate that has been off the market for decades.
Gold G$2.5 1908 Gold G$2.5 1908
Indian
MS62 raw

Original $450 New April 22! Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Few Blemishes, South Maine Collection. A wholesome 1908 $2.5 quarte eagle that is well struck and offers bold device details. A few surfaces blemishes keep this piece from a higher mint state grade. Fairly priced and from the Southern Maine Collection that has been off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1885S Gold G$5 1885-S
Liberty
MS62 raw

Choice $435 New April 22! Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Southern Maine Collection. A choice original 1885-S half eagle that is accurately graded. This is another Southern Maine Collection offering that has been off the market for decades. Vibrant cartwheel luster is eye catching. Under a 10x loupe, one can see a few obverse hairlines therefore the assigned MS62 grade level. A perfect type coin with considerable eye appeal.
Gold G$5 1898S Gold G$5 1898-S
Liberty
AU58 raw

Original $445 New April 22! Original Copper Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Light Rub, Attractive Surfaces, Southern Maine Collection . Frosty luster and attractive copper gold patina are the high points of this lovely 1898-S $5 half eagle. The 1898 San Francisco date is not particularly scarce but it does not belong in the "common date gold" category either. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection. Off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1907 Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS63 raw

Choice $525 New April 22! Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Southern Maine Collection. Yet another lovely United States gold offering from the Southern Maine Collection. One immediately appreciated the satiny cartwheel luster and vibrant cartwheel effects. Strike is absolutely hammered and adds to the overall desirability. Eye appeal of full MS64 grade but some chatter on Liberty's check holds this one back to MS63. Off of the market for several decades.
Seated 10C 1847 Seated 10C 1847
AU53
PCGS
28246112
F-103
Gem $825 New April 22! Gem Original, Fully Struck, Old Album Orange Gold and Blue Toning, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. 1847 dimes are so underrated, especially in AU and Mint State grades. PCGS population report indicates AU50 (5), AU55 (11) and AU58 (5) with only two PCGS and NGC graded pieces approved by CAC at AU53 level. This example is the F-103 die pairing and exhbits the top of a 7 digits protruding from the denticles and additional die lines near the right base. Surfaces are covered with a transparent layer of aquamarine/orange-gold patina. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is fully executed with bold stars and entire Liberty main device. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality and overall eye appeal. Another superior offering from the Kansas Collection that warrants special consideration.
Seated 10C 1849O Seated 10C 1849-O
G04 PCGS
21724279
F-101
Original HOLD
$235
New April 22! Large O, Uncentered Broadstrike, Original Gray Patina, Kansas Collection. A cool mint error strike. This offering is a well worn 1849-O F-101 strike, with large O reverse, that went into circulation undetected and remained in commerce for a number of years. Most interesting is the fact that this piece was an open collar strike with the planchet being slight off center. A very scarce mint error, especially for Liberty Seated coinage. This example is formerly from the Larry Rausch Collection that was illustrated along with his other off center Seated Dimes in the Gobrecht Journal issue #61. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another great offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU50
PCGS
20810625

Gem HOLD
$850
New April 22! Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Eroded Die Orange Peel Surfaces, Undergraded, Kansas Collection. A magnificent 1853 Arrows and Ray Seated quarter with Gold CAC approval. Obviously undergraded with satiny luster on the obverse and frosty cartwheel luster on the reverse. Why the difference? Obverse surfaces were struck with eroded die that has orange peel texture while reverse was struck with sharp die with ample mint frost. Strike is fully executed with no points of weakness. Surfaces are perfectly original and covered with silver-gray patina. First offered by GFRC from the Central California Collection during June 2015 and immediately purchased by the Kansas Collection. Now back on the market.
Seated 25C 1854 Seated 25C 1854
With Arrows
EF45 raw

Choice $175 New April 22! With Arrows Type, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Reverse Die Cracks, Poston Collection. A strictly original 1854 With Arrows quarter that offers choice surfaces and classic gun metal gray patina. A well struck example. Reverse has an interesting die crack from U(NI)TED to left facing wing. Accurately grade and above average quality for Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1855 Seated 25C 1855
With Arrows
VF35
PCGS
14692348

Choice HOLD
$140
New April 22! Choice Original, Gorgeous Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. A choice original 1855 Philadelphia strike with attractive gun metal gray-blue patina. The gray-blue fields become very prominent under a light source. Surfaces are blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert with CAC approval. Another well above average and choice offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1888S Seated 25C 1888-S
VF30
PCGS
4497813

Gem HOLD
$225
New April 22! Gem Original, Golden Patina, Residual Luster, Kansas Collection. A splendid 1888 San Francisco struck Seated quarter that is gem original at the assigned grade level. Housed in old green label PCGS holder with Gold CAC approval. Previousl sold by GFRC as a consignment from the West Coast Collection into the Kansas Collection and now back on the market. Hurry on this piece as fairly priced.
3Cent Nickel 3C 1884 3Cent Nickel 3C 1884
PR66CAM
PCGS
31454364

Gem New Price
$795
New April 21! Gem Original, Light Champagne Toning, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Cameo Contrast, Winesteven Collection. Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! A gorgeous 1884 3 cent nickel proof that will please the most selective collector. Light champagne pastel patina is consistent across obverse and reverse. Reflective cartwheel luster is as to be expected from a high grade proof strike. The perceptible contrast between the devices and the reflective fields make the Cameo designation appropriate. Surface preservation is spectacular with mint frost well distributed across the devices. Strike is hammered. Only 1,700 business strikes were made, exerting added pressure on nice proofs such as this example. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine offering from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 10C 1850O Seated 10C 1850-O
VF30 raw
F-105a
Original HOLD
$325
New April 21! Large Oblique O, Rare Rotated Reverse Die State, Original Surfaces, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Top 25 Rotated Reverse Set Candidate, Poston Collection. The 1850-O F-105 die pair is rarely seen with a rotated reverse die state. The reverse is rotated left by approximately 45 degrees. Liberty Seated researchers and collectors should not be surprised to find an 1850 New Orleans dime strike with a rotated reverse considering that three of the four 1849-O die pairings produced a rotated reverse situation. This specimen is near choice and 100% original with thick obverse toning/verdigris. The contrast between dark fields and lighter main devices brings about a circulated appearance that collectors strive to locate. Hurry on this offering from Jim Poston!
Seated 10C 1852 Seated 10C 1852
G06 raw
F-105b
Original HOLD
$60
New April 21! Repunched 52, Reverse Cud, Rare F-105b Die State, Original Surfaces, Honest Wear, Poston Collection. The 1852 F-105 variety, with repunched 52, is rarely found with a full retained cud on the reverse at that join the tops of UNITE(D S)TATES. The later Variety 105b die state, with the retained cud, is very challenging to locate in higher circulated grades. Occasionally, a surviving example in low circulated grade will reach the market. This is the case here. Accurately graded as Good 6 with bold obverse rim and nearly all of the reverse rim intact. Fields are covered with gray patina.
Seated 10C 1855 Seated 10C 1855
With Arrows
AG3 raw
F-105a
R6+
Original HOLD
$75
New April 21! Very Rare Rotated Reverse Die State, Weak Date, Honest Wear, Excellent Filler for Top 25 Rotated Reverse Set, Poston Collection. The 1855 With Arrows F-105 die pairing is known for its weakly hubbed date and arrows. Rarely is this die pair found with a rotated reverse measured at 135 degrees. Few examples of this die state are known and every example that enters the market is immediate sold. Jim Poston has consigned an AG03 example with lots of honest weak and a few rim marks. An ideal filler for the asking price.
Seated 10C 1857 Seated 10C 1857
AU58 PCGS
35045059
F-107
Choice HOLD
$325
New April 21! Old Album Bullseye Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. Superior eye appeal is at hand for this lovely 1857 F-107 dime. Obviously resident in an old paper album for years and acquiring Wayte Raymond type bullseye toning. The obverse stars with an untoned inner center and is surrounded by concentric rings of rose, aquamarine, burnt gold and finally blue at the immediate rims. The reverse is mostly untoned with faint gold at the periphery. Satiny cartwheel luster is an extra bonus that nicely rounds out the pleasing appearance. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. Another fine offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 25C 1856-O
AU50 PCGS
34518253
Briggs 6-E
Original $485 New April 21! Original Golden Luster, Residual Mint Frost, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. An attractive 1856 New Orleans strike with considerable residual luster and mild cartwheel effects. Golden brown patina is found on both obverse and reverse. An addition navy blue arc is seen on the right reverse. Strike is very well executed for the date with high relief stars and nearly all eagle feathers fully defined. Blemishes are limited to two tiny ticks; one on star 2 and a second above the left facing shoulder. Overall, a solid example with decent eye appeal. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 25C 1856-O
VF30 PCGS
34518252
Briggs 2-B
Original $200 New April 21! Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1856-O example with strictly original surfaces. A lightly mottled gray patina covers both sides. When viewed under a light source, the fields expose navy blue hues. Strike is typical with weakness on the lower left eagle device. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An attractive example that is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1857O Seated 25C 1857-O
EF45 PCGS
26792286
Briggs 3-B
Choice $350 New April 21! Better Date, Residual Luster, Rose-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading. 1857-O strikes are a slightly better in the Seated quarter and half dollar series. This Briggs 3-B offering deserves special consideration due to attractive eye appeal and conservative grading. Surfaces are toned over with transparent rose-gold patina that allows the underlying luster to radiate through during bright light viewing. Residual mint frost surrounds the stars and date and validates the originality. Upon first viewing this lovely quarter, one could assume an AU50 grade due to the active residual luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Please give this nice Seated quarter your consideration.
Seated 25C 1857O Seated 25C 1857-O
EF45 PCGS
15477084
Briggs 6-B
Original $325 New April 21! Better Date, Very Low Date Punch, Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. 1857-O strikes are a slightly better in the Seated quarter and half dollar series. This example offers a bold strike and lovely gray gold patina. Under a light source, some residual luster is noted. Obverse fields have some micro chatter. This is the Briggs 6-B die pairing with the date punch positioned very low. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 25C 1861
Type 1 Reverse
EF40 PCGS
34518254
Briggs 1-A
Original $375 New April 21! Rare Transitional Type II/I Design Hubs, Rose-Blue Mottled Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties Set Candidate. This offering is a rare transitional design hub die variety and deserves a special description. Who best than Liberty Seated quarter expert Greg Johnson to discuss this offering. The following was taken from his April 2011 E-Gobrecht article on the subject.... "The 1861 Type II/I quarter is a very rare coin, which one noted expert has compared to the 1853 No Arrows in terms of overall rarity in all grades. It is even more interesting as a very rare variety of a very common date. Since Heritage began archiving photos on their website a total of 195 business strike 1861 quarters have been offered for sale. The single confirmed Type II/I example was sold in 1999 and resides in a SEGS XF40 holder. Seven of the 81 examples of the 1861 reported in the 1993 survey were Type II/I; five of the 57 examples reported in the 2007 survey were Type II/I. More than five years of diligent searching has led me to estimate that, contrary to what the survey numbers appear to indicate, the Type II/I represents less than one half of one percent of the 1861 quarters currently available in the marketplace. The search began with 18 months of futility, followed by one example each year for three years. Then, during early 2010, 5 examples appeared in the space of about 3 months, followed by 7 months (and counting) without a single additional example. The search has included EBay listings, several major shows per year, and more than a dozen dealer websites over a period covering more than 5 years. A total of 8 examples were located during that period. A particularly low number considering just how ubiquitous the 1861 is as a date." This example is accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Mottled rose-blue patina covers the obverse while the reverse has a gold-gray covering. Hurry on this Top 25 Varieties set candidate as so difficult to locate at EF and AU grade levels.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
AU53
PCGS
16162546
WB-12 WB-105 FS-301
Gem $625 New April 21! Repunched Date, Fully Struck, Awesome Golden Gray Coloring, Ample Residual Luster, Ex Saw Mill Run and Grey Soldier Collections. A gem original example with rich brown-golden surfaces and boldly repunched date. Bright light viewing accentuates the golden hues, especially on the reverse. Strike is complete with deeply impressed devices. Die cracks throughout obverse and reverse indicare that this piece was struck from late die state dies. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. PCGS label reads, "RPD FS-301 WB-105". CAC approval is absolutely warranted for this lovely gem. Another superior offering from GFRC that also has important Saw Mill Run and Grey Soldier pedigrees. Talk about a GFRC community coin!
Seated 50C 1883 Seated 50C 1883
PR64CAM
PCGS
26687579

Gem New Price
$1895
New April 21! Gem Proof Surfaces, Mirrored Cartwheel Luster, Attractive Toning, Conservative Grading, Winesteven Collection. Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! Unfortunately this gem 1883 half is a proof strike rather than circulation strike. If a circulation strike, it would be sold multiple times due to gorgeous toning and bold strike. As a proof strike, this 1883 half is also spectacular and should be carefully considered. Accurately designated as a proof cameo by PCGS and graded MS64. The obverse olive-rose-gold patina is completely transparent to the underlying mirrors that are incredibly reflective under a light source. Gorgeous sky blue results when the obverse is slightly tilted! Uniform rose patina, along with a thin sky blue arc at the rim, dominates the reverse appearance. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. This 1883 PCGS PF64CAM CAC half is so attractive that I'm making a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. It will be a $1975 well spent once the piece is seen in hand. Just another great offering from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 5C 1873S Seated 5C 1873-S
MS66
PCGS
32643128

Gem New Price
$1795
New April 21! Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Untoned Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! A spectacular 1873 San Francisco gem half dime strike with razor-sharp definition on the design elements. Surfaces are well-preserved and radiate brilliant prooflike reflectivity along with vibrant satiny mint luster. PCGS population is only six at the MS66 grade level with two certified finer. This special Winesteven Collection example is within or close to the condition census for the date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval and seeking a home in one of the finest Liberty Seated half dime sets extant.
Shield 5C 1876 Shield 5C 1876
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25257879

Gem New Price
$1695
New April 21! Superb Gem Proof, Cameo Designation, Old Time Golden Toning, Accurately Grading, Winestevens Collection. Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! This superb gem is among the finest Cameos certified by PCGS, showing immaculate surfaces and bold contrast on each side. The frosty design elements are sharply struck with every minute piece of mint frost being evident under a 10x loupe. The nickel alloy offers amazing steely proof cartwheel luster under a bright light. But while viewing in hand, the rich golden overlays are dominant as seen in the GFRC images. I'm falling in love with this incredible proof Shield nickel as it marries the qualities of cameo surfaces with old natural toning. At the PR66 Cameo level this date is quite difficult to locate, especially with CAC approval. This is an important offering housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Winestevens Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Trade $1 1877S Trade $1 1877-S
MS63+
PCGS
01471243

Choice New Price
$2095
New April 21! Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded . Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! A superior 1877 San Francisco struck Trade dollar graded PCGS MS63+ with CAC approval.   NGC and PCGS have graded 379 Trade Dollars at the MS63 or 63+ level, while CAC has approved only 17 of those 379; a 4% rate.  This offering from the Winesteven Collection is one of those 17. As a remaining collector at heart, here at GFRC, I'm in love with this 1877-S Trade dollar due to the perfect balance of frosty cartwheel luster, a balanced strike and no question originality even if the surfaces are untoned. A perfect original specimen that warranted a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 25C 1856
AU50 NGC
3390453003
FS-301
Original $350 New April 20! Flag of 1 in Gown, High Grade Example, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties . A popular 1856 Seated quarter die variety with top segment of 1 digit that is misplaced in the gown lines immediately to the right of the scroll end. This choice example has strictly original surfaces and lovely gun metal gray patina. Strike is 100% complete throughout both sides and adds to overall eye appeal. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed pristine surfaces without blemishes. Listed in the Top 25 Varieties set as found on the GFRC Open Set Registry and a perfect candidate for a set builder. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The NGC label captures the attribution as follows, "1856 MPD 25C, FS-301". Definitely worthy of special consideration.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 25C 1856
F12 PCGS
34412998

Original HOLD
$250
New April 20! Flag of 5 in Shield, Rare Die Variety, Original Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. The 1856 Flag of 5 in Shield is a rare die variety and much scarcer than the 1 Digit in Gown for the date. The latter was included in the Top 25 Variety set, as published by Greg Johnson. At the time the Top 25 Varieties set was formulated, the 1856 Flag of 5 in Shield was considered to be too rare for inclusion in the set. A total of seven examples of the 1856 Flag of 5 in Shield variety were reported in a 2007 Liberty Seated Collectors Club survey with several more confirm since that time. The GFRC community now has the opportunity to acquire an accurately grade example that offers strictly original gray surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 25C 1857
VF35 raw

Original HOLD
$150
New April 20! Reverse Cud at U(NI)TED, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Problem Free. A quick check of the GFRC Sales Archives indicates that this 1857 quarter variety, with reverse die cud, has not been previously offered. On this strictly original example, there is a bold reverse cud above U(NI)TED with corresponding die crack down through olive leaves and into the rim immediately left of QUAR. Another interesting attribution point is a large die blog defect in the obverse shield between vertical shield lines 6 and 7. Briggs does not list the obverse die blog defect or the reverse cud. A quality example with uniform gun metal gray patina for the die variety specialist.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 25C 1857
F12
PCGS
31375506
Briggs 6-F FS-901
Choice HOLD
$350
New April 20! Flying Eagle Reverse Clash, Crusty Original Patina, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties. Reverse Clash with Flying Eagle Cent. The reverse of the 1857 dated quarter has parts of the Flying Eagle Cent design showing above and below the left facing wing, above the right wing and within the shield. The die variety is now well recognized and included in the Top 25 Varieties set as defined by Greg Johnson and the Liberty Seated Collectors Club. This example is the classic definition of crusty original with thick gray patina on both obverse and reverse. The strict originality is further validated by residual verdigris on the eagle's wings. The Flying Eagle cent clash is visible above the left facing wing. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1840(O) Seated 50C 1840-(O)
Rev 1838
G06 NGC
1511818033

Original HOLD
$450
New April 20! Rare Reverse of 1838 Strike, Medium Letters, Original Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. The 1840(O) die variety is well recognized and pairs an 1840 Seated Liberty obverse with a reverse die that was used to strike Reeded Edge half dollars at the New Olreans mint. For 1838 and 1839 Reeded Edge strikes, the "O" mintmark was placed on the the obverse and not the reverse. The 1840(O) die pairing is straightforward to cherrypick (good luck) by looking for a Medium letter sized reverse rather than the Small lettering that was first used in Philadelphia during 1839 . The 1840(O) is rare and on every Liberty Seated half dollar collectors want list as a type coin or for a date and mintmark set. This G06 example is the best that the New Jersey consignor could locate for his collection and gives credence to its rarity. Surfaces are evenly worn with a natural gray patina. Accurately graded and wholesome. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another important offering from the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated halves.
Seated 50C 1840O Seated 50C 1840-O
Rev 1839
AU58 NGC
595467006
WB-7
R2
Choice HOLD
$850
New April 20! Very Small O, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. The initial year of Liberty Seated half dollar production at the New Orleans mint brought the usage of a Small Letters reverse. This surviving example offers consideration eye appeal due to choice surfaces and frosty luster. Faint gold patina covers both sides with darker shades towards the peripheries. Mint frost surrounds the stars and date along with being present throughout Liberty's gown and within the shield. The same is true for the reverse with ample mint frost in the fields, surrounding the legend and within the primary eagle device. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse only lacks full definition of the lower left facing eagle left and claws. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. A wonderful New Olreans offering from the New Jersey Collection. Purchased during October 1999 and off the market since that time.
Seated 50C 1842O Seated 50C 1842-O
Medium Date
AU58
NGC Fatty
181743001
WB-8
R3
Gem $1650 New April 20! Gem Original, Early Die State, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, New Jersey Collection. A magnificent 1842 New Orleans strike that will please the most selective collector. Cartwheel luster is brilliant and eye catching. Mint frost is plentiful and apparent throughout both sides. Strike is hammered with complete definition of every subtle device detail. Overall eye appeal and appearance is that of a mint state example. Housed in NGC Fatty holder with fresh CAC approval. Purchased by the New Jersey consignor during March 1997 and off the market since that time. A significant Liberty Seated half dollar offering that belongs in the most advanced collections under construction.
Seated 50C 1843O Seated 50C 1843-O
AU55 PCGS
21004737
WB-7
R3
Choice $800 New April 20! Large O, Heavily Rusted Reverse Die, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Original Golden Patina, Fully Struck, New Jersey Collection . The New Jersey Collection New Orleans mint half dollar consignment continues with this lovely 1843-O strike. An impressive example with choice surfaces that provide ample reflective luster. Orange gold patina covers both sides with stronger concentration on the obverse. Strike is 100% complete with rounded stars and fully defined reverse devices. The WB-7 die pairing presents a heavily rusted reverse die with die rust throughout the legend, eagle and lower denomination. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Overall, this lovely 1843-O offering has it all and is accurately graded. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the pre 2000 era timeframe. Hurry on this example as I'm a big fan after attributing and studying its characteristics.
Seated 50C 1844O Seated 50C 1844-O
AU58 NGC
675784008
WB-5
R2
Original $750 New April 20! Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Original Surfaces, Mirrored Fields, Frosty Devices, Typical Strike, New Jersey Collection. One immediately notes the reflective cartwheel luster on this blast white 1844 New Orleans strike. Fields are lightly mirrored while the main devices have frosty. Obverse strike is a tad weak with a fair number of stars lacking centrils. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. Another important offering from the New Jersey Collection that was purchased during June 2000 and off the market since that time.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
AU58 NGC
1888785004
WB-17
R4
Original $850 New April 20! Repunched 84, Original Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. WB-17 R4 Rarity with bold repunching within the 8 and 4 date digits. A well struck example with lightly mirrored fields that results in significant cartwheel luster when viewed under a light source. Eye appeal is substantial given the high relief devices that interact with the reflective luster. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. Another fine numismatic offering from the New Jersey Collection and the release of his New Orleans struck dates.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
No Drapery
AU55 NGC
333641007
WB-1
R2
Original $950 New April 20! No Drapery, Doubled Date, Original Golden Brown Patina, Residual Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. No Drapery designated 1845 New Orleans strikes bring substantial premiums. This lovely example is housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. The NGC label provides the No Drapery attribution that is accurate given the complete lack of any gown lines below the right facing arm. This is indeed a lovely example with crusty golden brown patina that covers both sides. The WB-1 die variety captures bold date doubling on the 45 digits and a badly cracked reverse die. Strike is consistent with the WB-1 definition in Bugert's Federal Register on New Orleans halves. The obverse die is heavily polished resulting in stars 1 through 3 nearly being effaced and the balance of the devices being present in shallow relief. On the otherhand, the reverse strike is hammered with deep relief. Bold die cracks continue HALF DOL to the arrow tips on the right and to olive leaves and UNITED on the left. A quality example from the New Jersey collection that was purchased at the 1998 ANA World's Fair of Money show and off the market since that time. Housed in old NGC holder consistent with the 1998 grading era. An important offering that I expect to sell quickly.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
EF40 PCGS OGH
4689527
WB-13
R6
Original HOLD
$460
New April 20! Rare R6 Die Variety, Recently Discovery, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. An extremely rare Liberty Seated half dollar die marriage that can be attributed by a long obverse die crack that starts at the rim above the cap and proceeds downward into the field near star 10. This is the only use of the obverse die. The offered example is part of the New Jersey Collections New Orleans strikes and rightly purchased and taken off the market back in August 1998. Accurately graded with light gray patina on both obverse and reverse. Residual luster is also present. Housed in PCGS old green holder and ready for a spot in another advanced collection with emphasis on scarce and rare die varieties.
Seated 50C 1846O Seated 50C 1846-O
Tall Date
AU50 NGC
379683002
WB-27
R4
Choice $3150 New April 20! Rare Grade, Tall Date, Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Frosty Devices, Light Gray-Gold, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. 1846 New Orleans strikes are found with two different date punch styles; medium and tall date. The tall date punch is easily recognized via a long thick flag on the 1 digit. It is well known that the 1846-O Tall Date is a challenging rarity in higher circulated grades and non existent in mint state. PCGS population report indicates only eight examples certified in all AU graded (AU50, AU53, AU55 and AU58) with only three in MS62. Therefore rarity at the AU grade level is established and verified. Now let's take a look at this AU50 example from the New Jersey Collection. This example is choice original with mirrored fields and bold reflective luster under a light sources. Surfaces are covered with light gray gold patina and are free of any blemishes. The primary devices, Liberty and reverse eagle, are nicely frosted throughout recesses. Strike is essentially complete with only a touch of weakness on the eagle's lower left left. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. A very important offering from the New Jersey Collection that warrants special consideration for grade rarity and strict originality.
Seated 50C 1846O Seated 50C 1846-O
Tall Date
EF40 ANACS OWH
821892
WB-22
R4
Original $1500 New April 20! Rare Grade, Tall Date, Original, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection . 1846 New Orleans strikes are found with two different date punch styles; medium and tall date. The tall date punch is easily recognized via a long thick flag on the 1 digit. It is well known that the 1846-O Tall Date is a challenging rarity in higher circulated grades and non existent in mint state. The New Jersey Collection of New Orleans Liberty Seated half dollars contained two 1846-O Tall Date examples; NGC AU50 and this ANACS EF40 specimen. A more "affordable" example that has been stored in old paper album with rose-gold patina along with darker aquamarine highlights. Accurately graded and housed in ANACS old white holder and completely fresh to market since being purchaed October 2001. Another significant offering to consider as the New Jersey Collection consignor continues to release his life long holdings.
Seated 50C 1847O Seated 50C 1847-O
AU58 NGC
689551010
WB-17
R2
Original $775 New April 20! Blast White Original Surfaces, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck Reverse, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection . Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster is the highlight of this blast while 1847 New Orleans strike. Luster is most vibrate and active under a light source. Most likely dipped before grading leading to untoned surfaces. Reverse strike is absolutely hammered and in high relief while the obverse strike has weakness at random stars. Other than a couple of wispy hairlines, both sides are blemish free. High grade survivors are sparse with PCGS population report only showing nine pieces graded at AU58 level and a limited number of mint state examples. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. Another fine numismatic property from the New Jersey Collection.
Seated 50C 1848O Seated 50C 1848-O
AU58 PCGS
06636712
WB-12
R3
Original $1150 New April 20! Original Mottled Obverse Toning, Gorgeous Reverse Coloring, Steely Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection.. Photographing this lovely 1848-O half was quite challenging due to the mottled olive gold obverse toning that provides little contrast. The reverse, on the otherhand, has gorgeous rose center surrounded by blues, gold and yellow as we approach the rim. Luster on both sides has a steely texture. This piece perform well when viewed under a light source. The obverse shifts to orange rose while the reverse luster accentuates the existing colors. Strike is typical with expected points of weakness; obverse stars and lower left facing eagle's leg and claws. Grading is accurate. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another fine piece from the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated half dollars.
Seated 50C 1849O Seated 50C 1849-O
AU58 NGC
2503212004
WB-11
R3
Original $900 New April 20! Rusted Obverse Die, Steely Blue Rose Patina, Reflective Luster, Hammered Reverse Strike, So Close to Mint State, New Jersey Collection. A well preserved 1849 New Orleans half dollar that is strictly original with rich rose-blue patina. Steely reflective luster is evident on both sides and slighted muted due to the thick patina. Reverse strike is absolutely hammered with deep relief and no evidence of wear or rub. The obverse was struck with a heavily rusted die including weak date digits that have rust damage. Strike weakness, on the obverse, is noticeable on the stars. Blemish wise, there are a few hairlines on the upper obverse. A careful 10c loupe inspection revealed a small break in mint state luster at Liberty's lower knee that accounts for the AU58 grade. 1849-O is better date at the AU58 grade level since mint state examples are quite limited. Housed in NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering for a better New Orleans date from the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated halves. Please note that this half is more colorful and lusterous in hand, than as illustrated with GFRC images.
Seated 50C 1850O Seated 50C 1850-O
AU58 NGC
960958009
WB-4
R5
Choice $1150 New April 20! Better Die Variety and Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. A wonderful 1850 New Orleans strike that is underrated. Mintage is nearly 2,500,000 but survival rate is very low due to excessive melting during the silver bullion arbitrage period of 1850 through early 1853. This surviving example is strictly original with brilliant frosty cartwheel luster on the obverse and aquamarine-gold luster on the reverse. I'm very much impressed with the care and preservation state of this example. Strike is 100% complete with all stars having connected centrils and all aspects of the eagle device being deeply impressed. I've assigned a choice quality rating to this piece and stand by it. There are a few wispy hairlines in the obverse fields under 10x loupe but who cares. The luster and eye appeal are dominant and, by the way, this piece is accurately graded as an AU58. And finally, the die pairing is WB-4 with rarity rating of R5 per Bugert's Federal Registry on New Orleans strikes. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. Purchased for the New Jersey Collection during March 2000. Special consideration is warranted here....
Seated 50C 1851O Seated 50C 1851-O
MS64 NGC
1705301001
WB-4
R3
Choice HOLD
$3950
New April 20! Magnificent Offering, Near Gem Original, Mirrored Fields, Brilliant Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. A stunning 1851 New Orleans strike that is near gem original at the assigned MS64 grade level. Part of the New Jersey Collection that has been off the market since the late 1990s and completely fresh. Opportunities to acquire completely original and unmolested Seated coinage becomes more difficult by the day. This 1851-O example offers mirrored fields and vibrant reflective luster with cartwheel effects. Strike is absolutely hammered with all devices being in high relief. Surfaces are 100% original as mirrored surfaces do not lie. They immediately capture any type of mishandling. Some wispy and faint hairlines in the obverse fields are all that is holding me back from a Gem quality designation. The line from Liberty's foot to star 1 is a die crack and consistent with the WB-4 die variety. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. One of the important highlights from the New Jersey Collection that will never need to be upgraded. For those individuals who will immediately check CoinFacts, PCGS has graded only eight at the MS64 level with four better. There are no NGC MS64 auction records to consult. Fairly priced.
Seated 50C 1852O Seated 50C 1852-O
AU50 NGC
323913015
WB-1
R4
Gem $2850 New April 20! Rare Date, Gem Original, Mirrored Fields, Gorgeous Toning and Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded, New Jersey Collection. It is not often that I place a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation on a $2850 coin but this 1852-O half definitely warrants this statement. After reviewing thousands of Liberty Seated half dollars, one can immediately sense when a special example cross my office desk. This 1852 New Orleans strike is superior with boldly mirrored fields on both sides. The reflective luster is crisp and active. Then add in multi color toning that includes pastel gold, rose and blue shades. The outcome is stunning eye appeal on a rare date that is much more difficult to locate than 1850-O and 1851-O counterparts. Conservatively graded as an AU50 and worthy of a higher grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. One of the most important highlights from the New Jersey Collection and New Orleans struck examples and assigned a Gem quality rating. Trust me on this one as in hand viewing is paramount for appreciate the quality and gorgeous eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1853O Seated 50C 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
AU58 NGC
1739828013
WB-21
R3
Original $1850 New April 20! Better Date in AU/Mint Sate, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. An important offering for New Orleans mint type collectors coupled with the majority attempting to complete a Liberty Seated half dollar date and mintmark set. The 1853-O is well recognized as being a scarce date at the AU and Mint State grade levels with a corresponding premium. This offering is a lovely original WB-21 die variety with bold obverse die crack from Liberty's knee to rim between stars 11 and 12. Frosty cartwheel luster immediate greets the collector upon first inspection. Luster is vibrant on both sides. A faint transparent gold film is evident under a light source. Strike is hammered with all obverse and reverse devices being in high relief above the fields. Some wispy hairlines are seen in the right obverse field with 10x loupe otherwise the surfaces are mark free. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. An important New Orleans type coin offering from the New Jersey Collection.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 50C 1854-O
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS OGH
7377197
WB-32
R3
Choice $725 New April 20! Choice Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. A near gem original 1854-O WB-32 half dollar with hammered strike and vibrant frosty luster. Overall eye appeal is excellent and what collectors would expect for an above average AU58 example. All devices appear to be in high relief and well raised above the fields with intricate details well defined. A light gold skin covers both sides; darker shades are seen at the peripheries. Reverse die cracks are bold and consistent with the WB-32 attribution requirements. Housed in short lived PCGS old green holder with sharply raised borders and special sealing gasket. A gorgeous New Orleans With Arrows type offering from the New Jersey Collection.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 50C 1855-O
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
16638444

Original $625 New April 20! Sparking Cartwheel Luster, Strictly Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Faint Gold Hues, Accurately Grade, New Jersey Collection. I don't know if "sparkling luster" is an acceptable numismatic term but it seemed fitting for this lovely 1855 New Orleans strike. Under a light source, the obverse offers vibrant cartwheel luster that appears to sparkle due to the surface texture in the fields. The 1855-O date is a With Arrows type coin possibility. This example is 100% struck with strong facial details and high relief stars. Blemish wise, there is a single bag mark in the right obverse field near the drapery and a few wispy reverse hairlines above the eagle's left wing. Accurately graded with faint golden hues that validate the originality. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another fine numismatic offering from the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated halves.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 50C 1856-O
AU58 NGC
1270963010
WB-17
R3
Original $575 New April 20! Blast White Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection . Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident upon viewing this 1856 New Orleans strike. Blast white surfaces are probably the leagcy of an old dip before being holdered in the late 1990. Strike is nearly complete with only a few right obverse stars lacking connected centrils. Both obverse and reverse dies are rusted with considerable pitting throughout Liberty's gown and shield. Accurately graded. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. Yet another offering from the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated halves.
Seated 50C 1857O Seated 50C 1857-O
AU58 ANACS OWH
2829010
WB-3
R3
Choice HOLD
$1050
New April 20! Better Date in High Grades, Near Gem Original, Bold Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Mirrored Fields, Multi Color Patina, Superior Eye Appeal, New Jersey Collection . Let's open the description for the near gem original 1857-O half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This is an amazing example with sharply mirrored fields the emit some serious reflective cartwheel luster. Laying on top of the mirrors is a thin transparent layer of sky blue rose patina on the obverse and full rainbow coloring on the reverse. The combination of crisp reflective luster and the multi color patina leads to some serious fun when viewing under a bright light. Strike is typical with any weakness being concentrated at the obverse stars. Blemish wise, there are a few wispy lines in the left field and some micro chatter by stars 1 through 3. Let's remember that old saying of buy the coin and not the holder. The New Jersey Collection consignor left every purchase in its original holder without crack out/upgrade attempts or even CAC review. This is indeed an old time collection that has been off the market for decades and worthy of special consideration. Housed in ANACS old white holder.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
AU58 NGC
1647919007
WB-3
R3
Original $425 New April 20! Misplaced 8 Digits, Late Die State, Dirty Original Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. A strictly original 1858 New Orleans strike that offers dirty frosty luster that has ample cartwheel effects. Strike is typical with some weakness at the upper obverse stars. The WB-3 die variety features an obverse die with two errant 8 digits. In late die states, a bold vertical die crack forms through the 1 digit. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field and above the eagle's head. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. Another offering from the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated half dollars to consider.
Seated 50C 1859O Seated 50C 1859-O
MS60 PCGS Rattler
6203191
WB-13
R3
Choice HOLD
$600
New April 20! Choice Original, Steely Luster, Aquamarine Rose Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. Let's open the description for this lovely 1859-O strike with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why you might ask? First is the attractive aquamarine-rose toning that works in harmony with underlying steely luster to product great bright light visuals. The reverse is mostly untoned with bold cartwheel luster and golden shades at the legend. Next to consider is strike. The half dollar is 100% hammer struck without any points of weakness. Liberty's face is about as sharp as I've seen on a circulated strike half dollar while one might be able to cut a finger on the sharp scroll edges. Overall, this is a superior offering that is oused in early generation PCGS rattler holder. The MS60 assigned grade is more commonplace in the mid 1980 era but infrequently seen today. I would be comfortable with AU58 CAC or unapproved MS62. This half needs to be moved into a PCGS AU58 holder and it will immediate be CAC approved. An attractive New Orleans offering from the New Jersey Collection that is worthy of special consideration. Purchased from Superior Galleries auction as Lot #518 on August 11, 1991......The auction label remains on the holder.
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 50C 1860-O
AU58 NGC
372924013
WB-7
R3
Original $550 New April 20! Popular Eagle Laying Egg Variety, Original Copper Gray Gold Patina, Soft Satiny Luster, New Jersey Collection. The WB-7 die variety has been named the Eagle Laying Egg variety due to the mintmark being placed directly against the olive branch with no separation. This original example is covered with a mottled copper gray and gold patina. Luster is soft and satiny. Strike weakness at the obverse stars is noted for those that love their Seated halves with bold device details. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. Yet another offering from the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated half dollars.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
AU55 PCGS
11567532
W-13
R2
Choice $1250 New April 20! CSA Strike, Very Early Die State, No Obverse Bisecting Crack, Choice Original, Superior Strike, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. CSA Strike. The W-13 die pairing is well known as a CSA strike with bisecting vertical crack through the date. Nearly all examples seen with the die crack comes with strike weakness at the head and flat stars 7 and 8. Rounding out the New Orleans strikes from the New Jersey Collection is this marvelous W-13 example in a very early die state. This die state is easy to attribute by the horizontal die polish lines between the right base and denticles. The is no bisecting die crack whatsoever at this die stage. The strike is deeply impressed and surfaces are 100% original. Then add in frosty cartwheel luster throughout obverse and reverse that is substantial and so pleasing. I'm most comfortable with a choice quality rating and believe the grading is a tad conservative. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. This lovely W-13 strike is quite special and belong in a sophisticated collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1870 Capped Bust 50C 1870
MS62 PCGS
35082811

Choice $1150 New April 19! Repunched 1, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Well Struck, Poston Collection. An eye catching 1870 Seated half dollar with frosty cartwheel luster in combination with orange gold patina. A no question mint state example with a repunched base on the 1 digit. Surfaces are choice and entirely blemish free. Obverse toning is a mottled orange gold with darker shades at the periphery while the reverse offers the same orange gold in the center but has a lovely aquamarine ring surrounding the legend. Bright light performance is well above average. Mintage of 633,900 of as reference. Fresh graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A superior offering from Jim Poston.
Capped Bust 5C 1834 Capped Bust 5C 1834
EF40
PCGS
35082806
LM-1
Gem HOLD
$245
New April 19! Gem Original, Undergraded, Gorgeous Aquamarine-Gold Obverse Toning, Guess the Grade Coin, Poston Collection. The Guess the Grade subject coin in a recent Daily Blog educational session. By now, GFRC customers can recognize this piece. Based on wear alone, this lovely 1834 LM-1 Capped Bust half dime is worthy of an AU53 or AU55 grade. However, the obverse strike features a weak center but with bold rounded stars and sharp rim resulting in PCGS assigned an EF40 grade. Yes, this messed this one up based on a simple review of the reverse devices and essentially no wear to be found. Both sides offer active luster that is again consistent with an AU grade. GFRC images accurately capture the obverse aquamarine and gold coloring. Fresh graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Definitely a conversation piece from Jim Poston.
Seated 10C 1871CC Seated 10C 1871-CC
VG8
PCGS
35082807
F-101
Choice HOLD
$4500
New April 18! Rare Carson City Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Even Gray Patina, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection. For collectors attempting to complete a Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set, this choice 1871-CC offering should receive special consideration. I'll go on record and indicate that I really like this example and would have enjoyed owning as part of my own early collection if available at the time. Surfaces are unabraided with uniform natural gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The are no traces of porosity, a significant issue for most early Carson City dime strikes. The color uniformity throughout the entire coin is attractive as is the even wear. This 1871-CC dime was carefully selected by the Cleveland Collection owner and I can attest to his diligence when purchasing four figure coins. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS grading is conservative as I would be fine with a VG10 designation.
Gold G$10 1897 Gold G$10 1897
MS64
PCGS
34881876

Choice $1725 New April 17! Near Gem Original, Crusty Original Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. If crusty original mint state United States gold is your cup of tea, then this near gem 1897 $10 eagle deserves special consideration. Purchased from an old Sarasota Florida estate that has been off the market for decades and freshly graded during early 2018. A recent CAC submission resulted in the strict originality being rewarded with Green bean approval. Surfaces are covered with a thin crusty skin with the luster being satiny textured along with cartwheel effects. GFRC images accurately capture the surfaces and overall appearance. PCGS price guide jumps dramatically at the MS65 grade level thus this lovely example is at the last "affordable" grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 25C 1840-O
Drapery, Large O
VF35
PCGS
06679903
Briggs 1-A, FS-501
Choice HOLD
$5500
New April 17! Large O, Rarest Liberty Seated Date/Variety, Choice Original Surfaces, Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Hooiser Collection. The rarest collectible Liberty Seated quarter according to Briggs. The Large O reverse was initially paired with No Drapery obverse for volume production then muled with the new With Drapery obverse with a few strikes made. When paired with the With Drapery obverse, the reverse exhibits a second set of added denticles in the gaps between the first set of denticles. Total mintage for With Drapery New Orleans Small and Large O strikes is only 43,000 and a tiny fraction are found with the Large O reverse. This important die variety was included in the Top 25 Liberty Seated Quarter Varieties that was initially published in the Liberty Seated Collectors Club's Gobrecht Journal, Issue #111. Greg Johnson formulated the naming of the Top 25 Varieties and published a follow-on article in the March 2014 Gobrecht Journal Issue #119 concerning LSCC survey results for those Top 25 Varieties. The 1840-O With Drapery Large O ranked in the top ten spots in terms of rarity with 19 pieces reported. GFRC is incredibly pleased to be offering this choice original example from the Hoosier Collection. Light gray patina covers both side while the surfaces are choice with no obvious blemishes. Strike is typical for 1840-O coinage with weakness at the obverse stars and Liberty's head. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Accurately graded with CAC approval. PCGS population report for the Large O FS-501 variety indicates two graded at VF35, one at EF40 and an MS63 example. A most important offering from the Hoosier Collection.
Seated 25C 1844O Seated 25C 1844-O
EF45 PCGS
11529490
Briggs 3-E
Choice $350 New April 17! Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Hoosier Collection. The choice 1844 New Orleans strike is the definition of crusty original. A thick gray patina covers both sides with lighter coloring at the device wear points and rims. A no question original example that is 95%+ struck. All stars have connected centrils with only a touch of weakness on the eagles' lower left facing leg. Fields and devices are free of any distractions worth mentioning. Overall, a wholesome Briggs 3-E example that belongs in an advanced Seated quarter date and mintmark set. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another fine numismatic property from the Hoosier Collection.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU Details PCGS
84166678

Cleaned $250 New April 17! Iridescent Teal and Rose Toning, Retoned Surfaces, Obverse Tooling Lines, Accurately Graded, Hoosier Collection . When first viewing this 1853 Arrows & Rays quarter, the iridescent teal and rose toning immediately captures one's eyes. A closer inspection, with 10x loupe, reveals faint obverse tooling lines in the right field that were accurate captured by PCGS. The reverse offers original surfaces with frosty cartwheel luster and similar toning colors as the obverse. Based on the reverse devices and faint rub, I would assigned an AU58 graded if not for the obverse tooling. Strike is hammered throughout both sides. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and designated AU Details - Smooth Surfaces. From the Hoosier Collection.
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 25C 1854-O
Huge O
VF35 NGC
594816011

Choice $3500 New April 17! Huge O, Crusty Choice Original, Thick Gray-Brown Patina, Typical Weak Obverse Strike, Undergraded, Hoosier Collection. By now, most students of the Liberty Seated quarter series understand the background surrounding the 1854-O Huge O die variety. A large misshapen mintmark was hand cut into the reverse die with surrounding area being heavily polished. As a result the lower left facing eagle claws are weak as is the denomination QUAR DOL. This issue comes particularly poorly struck with weak obverse devices including Liberty's head and surrounding stars along with the lower reverse devices due to polishing. But the Huge O mintmark is visible with the naked eye. Now let's have a close look at the Hoosier Collection offering. This quarter is housed in old NGC holder with standard insert and graded VF35. I believe this to be well undergraded as this piece is full EF based on wear on the highest device points. The upper wing tips, eagle's eyebrow and right facing claws are evidence to an EF40 grade level. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray-brown patina that is 100% natural. After studying this important variety for an extended period of time, I'm unable to locate any blemishes whatsoever. The 1854-O Huge O variety is included in the Top 25 Varieties set and this example would be fitting for inclusion by an advanced collector. The GFRC Top 25 Varieties price guide lists this variety as follows; VF20 ($3500) and EF40 ($7500). PCGS Price Guide is VF20 ($2400) and EF40 ($6000) as prices have been adjusted downward during the past year. We are pricing this example at $3500 as much better than the assigned VF35 grade. I would not be surprised to see this example cracked out and end up in an EF40 holder at some point. An impressive offering from the Hoosier Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
With Arrows
AU53 PCGS
84166679

Original $550 New April 17! Original Surfaces, Attractive Rose with Sky Blue Peripheral Toning, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Hoosier Collection. An attractive 1873 With Arrows example that would be an excellent type coin selection. Surfaces are strictly original with rose centers and peripheral sky blues shades. This lovely quarter performs well under a light source brilliant luster that accentuates the colorful patina. Strike is typical with some obverse weakness at the stars. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another fine numismatic property from the Hoosier Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
No Arrows
AU50 PCGS
4901198
Closed 3
Original $4350 New April 17! Very Rare Closed 3 Circulation Strike Offering, Crusty Original Rose Gray Obverse Patina, Lighter Reverse Toning, Accurately Graded Hoosier Collection. The 1873 Closed 3 variety is a well known rarity in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage is only 40,000 with few pieces surviving. PCGS population reports indicates only 55 pieces graded throughout the enitre grade range from AG03 through MS62. Care must be taken to check the reverse shield for diagnostics that separate true circulation strikes from proof strikes. I can say with definite certainty that the Hoosier Collection example is indeed a circulation strike. This offering is 100% original and accurately graded at AU50 level. Crusty rose gray patina covers the entire obverse while the reverse has a much thinner multi color patina that consists of gold, rose and blues. When viewed under a bright light, the reverse luster is brilliant and activities the base colors. Blemishes are limited to a few tiny micro ticks in the obverse fields. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. For students of the Liberty Seated quarter series, this is a very important offering to consider as few examples arrive to market let alone with original and problem free.
Barber 10C 1898 Barber 10C 1898
MS64
PCGS
3408515

Choice $295 New April 16! Near Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. Close to gem original as the brilliant cartwheel luster offers a frosty swirling appearance under a light source. Strike is hammered on both sides. This is a 100% original piece based on the color and luster. Housed in old PCGS holder that dates back to year 2000 timeframe. Worthy of special consideration for a mint state type coin set.
Gold G$1 1862 Gold G$1 1862
Type 3 Indian Princess
AU55 PCGS
34881860

Original $285 New April 16! Nice Type 3 1862 Example, Original Copper Gold Toned Surfaces, Sharp Obverse Rims, Accurately Graded. Copper gold surfaces are pleasing and offer reflective residual luster under a light source. Obverse has sharp rims while entire coin is well struck. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style holder and fresh graded. A new offering that was purchased raw from Sarasota estate and completely fresh to market.
Morgan $1 1892S Morgan $1 1892-S
VF30
PCGS
29437301

Choice HOLD
$235
New April 16! Choice Original, Beautiful Old Album Toning, Super Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Gorgeous old album toning is the primary highlight of this lovely 1892-S Morgan. Teal blue and gold are seen as concentric rings surrounding the obverse legend and nicely framing the light rose center. The same teal blue is seen throughtout the reverse fields coupled with a ring of gold at the legend. This piece is 100% original and quite choice. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Overall, superior eye appeal is offered here. Another fine numismatic property from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 10C 1845
AU58
PCGS
35071449
F-105
Gem $550 New April 16! Gem Original, Iridescent Gray-Gold and Rose Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Just a hint of faint rub on the lower knee holds this gem 1845 F-105 dime from mint state designation. Formerly from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin within the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Varieties Collectors. This gorgeous dime was originally purchased raw from Bob Levi (Maine Gold & Silver) back in 1990 and was placed into NGC AU58 holder during the mid 1990s. CAC approval arrived during 2013 and the dime was subsequentially sold into the Kansas Collection during June 2017. The Kansas Collection owner decided to cross this piece into PCGS holder and then secure renewed CAC approval. Once the heavy lifting was done, the consignor had a change of heart and decided to consign this dime back to GFRC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with fresh CAC approval. Hurry on this one as it will not last long.
Seated 10C 1854 Seated 10C 1854
AU55 PCGS
09943398
F-106a
Original $250 New April 16! Pleasing With Arrows Type Coin, Cracked Obverse, Original Gray Patina. A perfect With Arrows type Seated dime with thick gray patina. Surfaces are 100% original and emit plenty of satiny luster when viewed under a light source. The F-106a variety captures a cracked obverse with die cracks through all stars and date digits. Well struck and blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert.
Seated 20C 1875 Seated 20C 1875
EF45
PCGS
19877721
BF-1
Choice $550 New April 16! Excellent Type Coin, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original, Minimal Wear, Accurately Graded. If attempting to build a type set with crusty original toned specimens, then this CAC approved 1875 double dime would fit right in. Surfaces are uniformly covered with thick crusty gray patina that offers rose and gold hues under a bright light. Strong strike and accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The BF-1 die pairing.
Seated 20C 1875S Seated 20C 1875-S
AU58
NGC
3343347001
BF-1
R3
Choice $575 New April 16! Better Variety, Type Coin and Grade, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Soft Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded. A wonderful 1875-S double dime that worthy of special consideration. Yes, there are many 1875-S double dimes that survived from a high mintage of 1,155,000. When making a double dime type set selection, the challenge comes down to locating the best possible candidate that is 100% original, accurately graded with CAC approval for good measure. Well, this lovely NGC AU58 example is a candidate. Surfaces are 100% naturally toned with light gray patina. When viewed under a light source, surfaces provides pleasing frosty luster. This example is the BF-1 die pairing with R3 rarity rating. Same dies as used to strike branch mint proofs were used for this BF-1 circulation strike. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and overall eye appeal. Accurately graded too!
Seated 5C 1850 Seated 5C 1850
AU55 PCGS
81829932

Choice $190 New April 16! Choice Original, Rose Gold Centers, Blue Peripheries, Fully Struck, Residual Luster, Overall Eye Appeal. Rose gold center surrounded by sky blue peripheries provide much eye appeal. Strike is well executed with round stars. There are several ancient micro lines on the reverse, under toning, mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A lovely GFRC offering worthy of special consideration.
Gold G$2.5 1852 Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
MS62
NGC
3701358001

Choice $650 New April 15! Early Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Die Polish Lines, Accurately Graded. Reflective cartwheel luster and a bold obverse strike are the highlights of this lovely 1852 quarter eagle. This lovely gold piece performs well under a bright light else I would not have added to GFR C inventory. Fields are lightly mirrored with a host of die polish lines on both obverse and reverse. Blemishes are to a minimum for the assigned MS62 grade level. This example was a no brainer CAC approval due to strict originalty and overall preservation state. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1854 Gold G$2.5 1854
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
33608476

Gem $1750 New April 15! Gem Original, Classic Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Heavy Die Clashing. Mintage of slightly under 600,000. The 1854 example is worthy of a gem quality rating at the assigned MS63+ grade level as so well preserved and well balanced. Frosty cartwheel luster and old time orange gold patina are immediately evident when first viewed under a light source. Dies are heavily clashed leading to some star like lighting effects along the die obverse clash lines. At first, I surmised that die bulging could be the cause rather than die clashing. Strike is 98% executed with only the lower left facing eagle leg lacking fully defined feathers. Blemish wise, there is nothing to discuss. Graded MS63+ with only two at that grade level and no auction records per CoinFacts. At the MS64 grade level, a reasonable conclusion for this gem piece, the PCGS price guide jumps to $2850. Something to think about given the retail asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1843 Seated 5C 1843
MS62
PCGS
28267588
V-4
Choice $365 New April 15! V-4 Shattered Reverse, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike. A gorgeous 1843 V-4 shattered reverse example to consider. It is now well known that 1843 reverse die steel and shape was square rather than conical per the research of Bill Bugert. These square reverse dies had annealing issuing resulting in extensive die cracking across half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar denominations. The 1843 half dime date comes with the V-4 shattered reverse and a similar V-Other, as made popular by Seated half dime expert, Stephen Crain. This example offers a hammered strike with every device detail boldly impressed. Frosty light gray luster is immediately evident under a light source. Surfaces are blemish free with the assigned grade being more a function of luster rather than marks. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and worthy of special consideration. CAC approval captures the strict originality and eye appeal.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945 Walking Liberty 50C 1945
MS66
PCGS
26721313

Gem HOLD
$800
New April 15! Superb Gem Original, Steely Ice Blue Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Superior Eye Appeal. What a special 1945 Walking Liberty half! Yes, there are hundreds of blast white or creamy white 1945 halves graded MS66. PCGS has graded over 2000 alone. But the number graded at the MS67 level drops dramatically and is less than 1/10 of those at MS66. Well, this Gold CAC example definitely belongs in the ranks of those graded MS67. The question is MS67 or MS67+ given the superb strike and special steely ice blue cartwheel luster. In hand viewing is necessary to appreciate this magnificent specimen and the next opportunity will be the Central States show in Shaumburg IL. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert and Gold CAC approval. Please understand that I paid strong for this one to bring to GFRC inventory. Sometimes, I specially wish to handle the best possible collector coins on the market.
Capped Bust 25C 1821 Capped Bust 25C 1821
AU53
PCGS
18021685
B-3
Choice $3150 New April 12! Near Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Excellent Strike, Accurately Graded . A magnificent 1821 B-3 offering. While searching for the best possible Capped Bust quarters for GFRC inventory, one does occasional locate well above average specimens. Fields are choice with residual steely luster covered by natural gun metal gray patina. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval captures the perfect originality and overall balance of strike, luster and eye appeal. An important offering for the serious student of early Federal quarters.
Gold G$10 1913 Gold G$10 1913
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
34623370

Gem HOLD
$3750
New April 11! Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Orange Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A lovely gem offering with claims to MS65 grade. Dave Akers summarize the positive attributes for 1913 Philadephia struck $10 gold pieces as follows; "This dateis typicall very sharply struck, and the lustre ranks right up there with the very best in the series. Color varies somewhat but light to medium yellow and greenish gold are the colors most often seen. Some examples also have light rose, orange or coppery highlights. The surfaces have virtually none of the granularity of the 1910 to 1912 Philadelphia Mint issues and can be either fully frosty or somewhat satiny. Top grade examples of the 1913 are among the most attractive of the series." Akers' description well captures this lovely offering. Frosty cartwheel luster swirls and is vibrant under a light source. Strike is crisply executed while overall coloring is close to orange gold. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A serious numismatic gold offering from the Oprey Collection to consider for a special type set or impressive PCGS blue box of 20 holdings.
Gold G$2.5 1904 Gold G$2.5 1904
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
85195649

Choice $600 New April 11! Super Choice Original, Faint Gray Patina. A hand selected 1904 $2.5 gold piece for your consideration. Added to GFRC inventory due to hammered strike and blemish free surfaces. Evaluating United States gold in mintage is no different that type silver coinage. There is always a trade-off between luster and marks with strike not being a huge factor. Wise collectors will search out example with bold strikes that are entirely mark free followed by evaluating luster. In the case of this 1904 offering, satiny cartwheel luster is consistent with the assigned MS grade while strike and blemish free surfaces are above average. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality type coin offering for the selective collector.
Gold G$5 1846D/D Gold G$5 1846D/D
Liberty
AU53
NGC
3706339009

Choice $5200 New April 11! Rare Repunched Mintmark Reverse, Copper Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. I can't overstate the importance of this offering! The 1846-D over D $5 half eagle repunched mintmatk is typically found in VF through EF grades and becomes rare in AU with many surviving examples being less than choice. The second D punch is located up into the olive branch and, on higher grade examples, is visible to naked eye. Being included in major pricing quides and being recognized by the major grading services has increased its popularity. A quick check of CAC population report indicates only 15 total approved in all grades. In mint state, these is a lone MS61 approved specimen with 2 at AU55 and 4 at AU53. This population is inadequate for serving broad based collector demand. The offered example sports old time copper gold patina that screams originality. Obverse strike is complete while only the arrow feathers and right claw showing weakness on the reverse. This piece is blemish free and wholesome. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal for Dahlonega mint issue. Again, an important offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1878CC Gold G$5 1878-CC
Liberty
VF20 PCGS
28527083

Original HOLD
$3500
New April 11! Challenging Carson City Liberty $5 Gold Date, Honest Wear, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Tiny mintage of 9,054 and one of the two Carson City rarities in the United States half eagle gold series; the other being 1870-CC. Surfaces are original and well preserved from just honest wear. Copper gold patina is consistent on both sides of this rarity. The VF20 grade level is an excellent value entry point as prices quickly jump to multiples of the asking price in EF and into five figures at the AU grades. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another important numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection of fine United States gold.
Seated 10C 1878CC Seated 10C 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
VF30 PCGS
15227582
F-102
R5
Original $565 New April 11! Very Scarce Type 2 Reverse Die Pairing, Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Polished Reverse . Liberty Seated dime die variety specialist understand the challenge in location quality Type 2 reverse example or the 1878-CC F-102, F-103 and F-104 die varieties. Three heavily polished Type 2 reverse dies, left over from 1877, were muled to produce a portion of the 1878 Carson City dime production. These strikes typically have a one to two grade difference between obverse and reverse due to the severe reverse lapping. For the F-102 die pairing, a large die scratch in the upper right shield identifies the variety. This scratch starts at the scroll above LIBE(R)TY and moves diagonally through the shield edge and into the gown. The reverse has been polished with the left wreath devices being especially weak. The polishing has eliminated the end of the left ribbon. The offered example is one of the better seen at the VF30 grade level. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with gray gold patina. Obverse strike is bold and well executed as is the reverse. The heavy die lapping is obvious in the lower left reverse. Grading is conservative as we've come to expect from coinage housed in old blue label PCGS holders with standard ring inserts. Again, an important offering for the die variety specialist.
Seated 50C 1878CC Seated 50C 1878-CC
F12 PCGS
2585787
WB-1
R4
Original $2100 New April 11! Rare and Underrated Date, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. An underrated Carson City date especially in VF or better that is typically missing from many date and mintmark sets. Mintage is a tiny 62,000 as compared to a typical Seated half dollar date being in the 500,000 to 1,000,000 range. Accurately graded with gun metal gray-blue patina. Surfaces are original with only honest wear. Strike is uniform with overall pleasing appearance. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Gold G$5 1893 Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
4626168008

Gem $1375 New April 10! Near Gem Original, Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, So Close to MS65. The gorgeous 1893 $5 half eagle is essential at gem level with MS64+ certification and CAC approval. This piece displays substantial orange patina on both sides, with underlying mint frost. Bright light viewing releases attractive cartwheel luster. The surfaces are minimally abraded and exhibit sharply struck design elements. This date becomes very scarce in MS65 and elusive above that level. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Competitive prices with current CoinFacts CAC approved records.
Gold G$5 1893 Gold G$5 1893
EF45 PCGS
34881874

Original HOLD
$350
New April 10! Crusty Original Surfaces, Honest Wear, Scarce Date. A strictly original 1893 $5 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Surfaces are covered with crusty light copper gold patina. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Value priced and ready for inclusion in a circulated gold type set.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 10C 1841-O
VG10 PCGS
04129856
TOP #19
F-101 FS-902
Original $1150 New April 10! Transitional Closed Bud Reverse, Large O, Antique Gray Patina, Well Defined Devices, Conservative Grading, Top 100 Variety #19. The Closed Bud Transitional reverse die varieties were struck during early 1841 at the New Orleans mint while awaiting fresh reverse dies from the mother mint in Philadelphia. Strikes from left over Large O and Small O reverse were first identified in the 1970s but early researchers Kam Ahwash and John McCloskey and later made popular by Greer. The VG10 graded example offers device details associated with a higher grade due to conservative grading. Both sides are covered with antique gray patina. The obverse scroll edges are sharp and well defined with all letters in LIBERTY clear. The reverse wreath is also intact with 50% of the leaves showing internal veins. Blemish wise, there are ancient lines on the obverse only. These are toned over and not distracting. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label has everything one needs to know about this variety, Transitional Rev, Largeg O, FS-902 (FS-003.3). Also listed in the Top 100 Varieties set on the PCGS and GFRC Registries as entry #19. Last sold by GFRC during the July 2014 timeframe from the West Coast Collection.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 10C 1841-O
G06 PCGS
28092786
TOP #20
F-102 FS-901
Choice $1450 New April 10! Transitional Closed Bud Reverse, Small O. Greer 101, Fortin 102. Discovered after Ahwash published his Encyclopedia. Transitional Small O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." This offered example is conservatively graded and choice at the assigned Good 6 grade level. Both sides are covered with original gray patina. Obverse rim is bold and high off the fields. Four to five letters of LIBERTY remain on the scroll. The reverse is struck from a well worn die that is also bulging in the center resulting in uneven device details. Once again, the rims are fully intact suggest that a minimum VG grade would be appropriate. Definitely an above average example for the grade that is housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Listed as #20 in the Top 100 Varieties set that can be found in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Seated 10C 1856O Seated 10C 1856-O
VF30 PCGS
13709655
TOP #44
F-105
R4
Original $195 New April 10! Repunched 56 Down, Original Gray Patina, Typical Rusted Obverse Strike, Difficult Top 100 Variety. There are two distinctly different 1856-O repunched date die varieties. The first is the common F-104 with sharp upward sloping date and repunching below the 56 digits. The second, and many times more challenging, is the F-105 with level date punch and repunching above the 56 digits. F-105 examples were also struck with a rusted obverse die. Offered here is an original VF30 example that would fit nicely into a Top 100 Varieties collection. Surfaces are lightly toned with soft gray patina. Strike is well executed for the variety with high relief stars and main center device. Blemish wise, there is a group of rim filings by stars 5 and 6 noted for accuracy. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. The PCGS captures variety attribution as RPD FS-2301.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 10C 1872
AU53 PCGS
28724949
F-109a
Original $275 New April 10! Misplaced 2 Digit, Circulation Strike, Original Surfaces, Sharp Rims, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1872 Seated dime with original surfaces. The misplaced 2 digit in the base provides for a desirable variety along with attractive toning. I especially like the rose toning on the obverse and soft pastel reverse coloring as a validation of old time originality. Strike is typical with weakness on the upper left cereal wreath grains. Under a bright light, both sides emit soft residual luster that is attractive. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
Type 2 Reverse
F15 PCGS
28724947
TOP #75
F-101
R6
Gem HOLD
$325
New April 10! Type 2 Reverse, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Light Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. For those new to Liberty Seated dime varieties, only one die pairing is known using a 1876-CC Type II reverse die. This variety is listed in Cherrypickers and is also part of the Top 100 Seated Dime Varieties set that can be found on the GFRC Open Set Registry. Locating examples in any grade will be most challenging. The offered piece presents an important opportunity to acquire a gem example. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with light gray patina. The resulting contrast between darker fields and lightly toned main devices leads to an eye appeal circulated cameo apperance. Conservatively graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Please give this piece special consideration. Actually, a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Medium Date
AU50 PCGS
30847584

Choice $485 New April 10! Choice Original, Light Gray Surfaces, Golden Luster, Attractive and Accurately Graded, Seated Appalachian Collection. Ex. Tenafly Collection. A scarce date size variety with low surviving populations in EF and AU grades. PCGS population report indicates a total of 18 examples iat EF45 level while AU50 has 15 graded. This example resides in 2014 generation PCGS holder with light gray patina along with intermixed golden shades. The golden coloring becomes dominate under a light source. Strike is complete with blemish free devices and fields. A choice example for the selective collector from the Seated Appalachian Collection.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Medium Date
VF30
PCGS
33553457
Rev 1842
Choice $250 New April 10! Choice Original, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Blemish Freer, Attractive and Accurately Graded, Seated Appalachian Collection. Gun metal gray patina covers both sides of this lovely 1842 Medium Date Seated half dollar. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A choice example for the selective collector from the Seated Appalachian Collection.
Seated 50C 1860S Seated 50C 1860-S
AU55 PCGS
09889300

Choice $950 New April 10! Choice Original, Steely Gray Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Seated Appalachian Collection. Ex. Seal Beach Collection and now back on the market as a duplicate from the Seated Appalachian Collection. Quite scarce at the AU55 grade level with mintage of 472,000. A choice original example with light gray patina and steely gray surfaces. Strike is absolutely hammered with bold rounded stars and scarce scroll edges on the obverse and deeply impressed eagle feathers and claws on there reverse. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfect example for the next collector attempting a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1867 Seated 50C 1867
AU55 PCGS
81709281

Choice $1050 New April 10! Near Gem Original, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Golden Rims, Accurately Graded, Seated Appalachian Collection. Ex. Pleez B. Seated Collection. Mintage of 499,300 with low survival rate at the AU grade level. This near gem example was previously part of the Pleez B. Seated Colection and now is back as a duplicate from the Seated Appalachian Collection. This is a flashy piece with reflective cartwheel luster originating from mirrored fields. Someone should remind me to wear sunglasses when viewing this half under bright light!. An orange gold skin covers the obverse and reverse peripheries. Strike is hammered with bold rounded stars and full eagle feathers. Overall eye appeal is substantial and pleasing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Seated Appalachian Collection.
Seated 50C 1871 Seated 50C 1871
AU55 PCGS
32942685

Gem $495 New April 10! Gem Original, Steely Mirrored Fields, Light Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Seated Appalachian Collection. A gem original 1871 Seated half with with mirrored fields. Under a light source, crisp reflective luster dazzles the eyes with faint gold on the obverse and reverse sky blues at the legend. Strike is fully executed with rounded stars and bold eagle feathers. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and formerly in the Pleez B. Seated Collection. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to substantial eye appeal. From the Seated Appalachian Collection.
Seated 50C 1877S Seated 50C 1877-S
AU55 PCGS
33233209

Gem HOLD
$365
New April 10! Gem Original, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Golden Rims, Conservative Grading, Seated Appalachian Collection. Formerly from the Seal Beach and Pleez B. Seated Collection and now a duplicate from the Seated Appalachian Seal Beach Collection. Luster is bold and flashy and well highlighted by consistent gold rims on obverse and reverse. Strike is crisp and fully executed. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and a no question A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. A gem original example from the Seated Appalachian Collection that should not last long on the GFRC price lists.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 50C 1812
AU58
PCGS
25629480
O-105a
R2
Gem $2500 New April 9! Better Overton 105a Variety, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Paper Envelope Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Late Die State. By now, GFRC customers and clients well recognize that I'm a fan of strict originalty and crusty gray toning. So when this 1812 O-105a R2 Capped Bust half walked up to the GFRC Baltimore table, it was not a difficult decision to add to inventory. Yes, there are many Capped Bust halves on the market, at any one time, therefore the challenge is only selecting the absolute best possible preserved examples. This is more enjoyable than being a value dealer moving average coins at below price guide numbers. Now that the preamble is done, let's consider this gem 1812 half. Surfaces are coverd a uniform crusty gray patina that is typical of years spent in an old paper 2x2 envelope. Under the toning is plenty of satiny cartwheel luster that generates a golden brown glow under a light source. This silver piece looks like it left the screw press and went into an envelope and stay there for years. There are no blemishes on late die state surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For the selective collector who appreciates originality.
Draped Bust 5C 1803 Draped Bust 5C 1803
Large 8
EF40
NGC
2207069004
LM-2
R4
Choice $7950 New April 9! Choice Original, Highwood Collection. GFRC is so pleased to offer this early 1803 Large 8 LM-2 Draped Bust half dime that is housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the importance and well preserved state of this early type piece. Mintage for 1803 half dimes is 37,850 with two different date punch styles; Large 8 and Small 8. The Small 8 (LM-1) is am R-6 die marriage while the Large 8 results in two die marriage (LM-2 R4, LM-3 R3). This offering is the better LM-2 Large 8 pairing. Surfaces are 100% original with natural gun metal gray patina. Device details ate bold due to limited wear and strong obverse strike. All hair curls are deeply impressed with wear concentrated on the lower bust line. Reverse strike is erratic with upper right clouds and surrounding stars being weak. CAC has approved a 19 in all grades with only 10 better. A marvelous early United States type coin offering from the Highwood Collection with CAC approval. Housed in old standard insert NGC holder and ready to move to another advanced type collection.
Gold G$2.5 1898 Gold G$2.5 1898
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
83905749

Gem $950 New April 9! Gem Original or Close, Swirling Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Substantial Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . May I recommend a near gem 1898 $2.5 Liberty gold piece for your consideration? This is a gorgeous example with eye catching cartwheel luster that dances around under a light source. Luster has a satiny texture as dies are showing some erosion and die cracks. Strike is hammered with every minute detail fully impressed. Blemishes are minimal at the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this gorgeous 1898 quarter eagle.
Seated 10C 1853O Seated 10C 1853-O
AU58
PCGS
34643285
F-103
Gem HOLD
$2850
New April 9! Amazing Reflective Luster, Gorgeous Toning, One of the Finest AU58 Known, Accurately Graded, Completely Struck. An absolutely amazing 1853 New Orleans strike that should not exist this nice. First of all, 1853-O dimes are very scarce in problem free AU or better. CAC total population is ninteen in all grades with five in AU58 and only three mint state pieces. One of those three is in my collection; Eliasberg specimen. When this stunning 1853-O dime appeared on the market at Baltimore, GFRC had to handle this piece. When evaluating 1853-O dimes one must understand that working die hubbing was an issue with weak date and arrow transfer. Strikes were an ongoing issue with weak heads and surrounding stars. Once understating these points, then you are prepared to examine this F-103 example. The beautiful gold, aquamarine and rose toning is first seen when handling this piece. But the real story is the sharp reflective cartwheel luster that amplifies the toning. Strike is 100% complete for the F-103 die pairing and also adds to the overall eye appeal. For a piece of this quality, one must forget the regular pricing guides. I paid well over the guides and adding a small markup to ensure this one finds a home in the GFRC community. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with fresh CAC approval. If you've ever thought of treating yourself to an amazing Liberty Seated dime, then this is the opportunity.
Seated 10C 1865 Seated 10C 1865
VF20
PCGS
16075450
F-101a
R5
Gem HOLD
$1925
New April 9! Gem Original, Highwood Collection. When reviewing this 1865 F-101a Liberty Seated dime, how can you not assign a gem quality rating? This piece is so conservatively graded at the VF20 level while obverse and reverse devices are bold and provide ample details. My first impression on a fair grade was VF30 range given the rounded lower leg and amount of remaining scroll edges and details. Then there is the original gray patina covering both side. Strike is very well executed. In terms of blemishes, there are none to discuss whatsoever. Again, this is a gem 1865 dime as graded by PCGS and housed in their old blue label with standard ring insert. A top quality offering from the Highwood Collection that belongs in an advanced collection. Upgrading this lovely example will take a multi year search and sometimes, a gem lower grade example is more attractive than an original EF40 strike.
Seated 50C 1852 Seated 50C 1852
AU58 PCGS
22016398

Choice HOLD
$2600
New April 9! Rare Date, Choice Original, Creamy Cartwheel Luster, Light Golden Toning, Completely Struck. An eye catching 1852 WB-2 Philadelphia strike that belongs in an advanced collection. This example is perfectly balanced between original surfaces, strike and overall eye appeal. Let's start with originality; surfaces are 100% natural with mint frost surroundig the main devices and are without any traces of hairlines. Under a bright light, creamy golden cartwheel luster is vibrant and eye catching. Then there is strike which is complete throughout obverse and reverse. Finally, this 1852 half has the right eye appeal where it will fit nicely into any AU grade level date and mintmark set being constructed. The WB-2 die variety is easily attributed by diagonal die scratches inside the reverse shield. By now, GFRC customer are well aware of the silver arbitrage taking place during the 1850 to 1853 timeframe when silver prices increased due to excessive gold flooding the market from California. Most 1852 Seated halves were melted and few are available for present day collectors. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. I've not sent this one to CAC yet and believe it has a decent chance of being approved.
3Cent Silver 3C 1851 3Cent Silver 3C 1851
MS64
PCGS
34992668

Choice $425 New April 8! Near Gem Original, First Year Issue, Satiny Luster, Naturally Gray Patina, Well Struck. Being a fan of naturally toned silver coinage, this near gem overall 1851 3 cent silver piece caught my attention in a wholesale box at the Baltimore pre-show. Surfaces are 100% original with satiny luster and semi-transparent patina. Rims are sharp and completely blemish free; an important parameter when adding 3 cent silver to inventory. Fully struck from eroded dies and surprisingly, no clash marks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. If a fan of natural gray toning on your silver type coins, then please consider this lovely example.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 10C 1892
AU58
NGC
2724172001

Choice $170 New April 8! Attractive Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. Gorgeous obverse bullseye toning with rose center framed by outer sky blue ring. Viewing under a light source releases satiny cartwheel luster. Well struck and accurately graded. A lovely original Barber dime housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from Jim Poston.
Barber 25C 1898 Barber 25C 1898
AU58
PCGS
31911520

Gem $325 New April 8! Beautifully Toned Gem, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as GFRC images are unable to capture the luster adequately. Gorgeous eye appeal is at hand for the toned gem. Brilliant swirly cartwheel luster is stunning on obverse and reverse. Well struck too. The complete package that will please the selective collector. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful offering from Jim Poston that should not last long.
Gold G$1 1849 Gold G$1 1849
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU Details PCGS
34881859
Open Wreath
Cleaned $175 New April 8! Open Wreath, Original Reflective Obverse, Cleaned Reverse, Accurately Graded, Value Priced. First year of United States gold $1 piece issue. This example was struck from Open Wreath reverse hub design. PCGS called this piece AU Details, Cleaned due to a cleaned reverse that contrasts with original reflective obverse. The difference is immediately evident in the GFRC images with reverse having very faint hairlines during 10x loupe inspection. Purchased from a Sarasota estate as part of a 23 piece gold deal. Inexpensively priced for a collector needing a $1 gold piece for a type set. Housed in PCGS 2015 holder at the moment.
Gold G$10 1907 Gold G$10 1907
MS63 PCGS
34881879

Choice $765 New April 8! Last Year Liberty Design, Choice Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. An attractive and choice original 1907 Liberty $10 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Frosty surfaces are fully choice with vibrant cartwheel luster. Strike is absolutely hammered and pleasing. Blemishes are minimal and consistent with the assigned MS63 grade. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Last year of issue and so pleasing.
Gold G$2.5 1896 Gold G$2.5 1896
AU58 PCGS
34881861

Choice $325 New April 8! Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1896 Liberty $2.5 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Crusty gold surfaces are choice with satiny luster peeking through the thick patina when viewed under a light source. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Value priced.
Gold G$2.5 1907 Gold G$2.5 1907
MS64 PCGS
34881862

Choice $520 New April 8! Choice Original, Crusty Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1907 Liberty $2.5 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Surfaces are 100% original with crusty thin orange gold patina that still allows swirling satiny luster to radiate. 100% struck with absolutely no points of weakness. A careful 10x loupe inspection failed to locate a single distraction worth mentioning. Overall a choice original example that has been properly stored for years. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Fairly priced to find a new home quickly.
Gold G$2.5 1913 Gold G$2.5 1913
AU58 PCGS
34881870

Original $290 New April 8! Crusty Dirty Gold Surfaces, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1913 Indian $2.5 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Crusty dirty gold surfaces are validation of the strict originality. Satiny luster still manages to peek through the thick patina when viewed under a light source. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Value priced.
Mercury 10C 1931 Mercury 10C 1931
MS64FB
PCGS OGH
4399920

Gem $450 New April 8! Gem Original, Full Bands, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Golden-Green Patina, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Poston Collection. A gem 1831 Mercury dime with gorgeous light gold and green patina. Surfaces are heavily frosted and blemish free. Strike is hammered with full reverse bands. There is nothing to complain about and only positives. The full band designation brings a substantial pricing premium. Housed in PCGS old green holder with fresh CAC approval. Yet another quality offering from Jim Poston to consider.
Morgan $1 1889CC Morgan $1 1889-CC
EF40 PCGS
81212996

Market Acceptable $1995 New April 8! Carson City Key Date, Dipped Silver White, Mint Frost in Protected Areas, Malvern Collection . Unquestionably, the Morgan dollar Carson City key date with mintage of only 350,000. Untoned dipped surfaces bring about an AU appearance upon first viewing. Probably lightly cleaned years ago but there is still residual mint frost in the protected areas. It is difficult to label this key date example as strictly original, therefore defaulting to Market Acceptable since PCGS has net graded to EF40. Details are more consistent with EF45 wear. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A duplicate from the Malvern Collection that needs to find a new home. Offers welcomed.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
13278299

Choice $395 New April 8! Hubbed Arrows/Date, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Peripheral Gold-Blue, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. A very early die state 1853 With Arrows dime struck with hubbed date and arrows working die. Strike is hammered as all devices are seen on high relief including the date and arrows. On many Hubbed Date and Arrows working dies, the date transfer from working hub to working die was poorly executed result in shallow relief. Heavy die clashing is seen throughout the reverse. Frosty luster is brilliant and eye catching and well framed by rose gold peripheral toning. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An attractive type coin offering from Jim Poston that deserved special consideration.
Seated 10C 1857 Seated 10C 1857
AU58
PCGS
30588553
Unlisted
Choice HOLD
$275
New April 8! Unlisted Obverse Die, Silver Gray with Peripheral Ebony, Hammered Strike, Frosty Luster, So Close to Mint Stae, Poston Collection. A new offering from Jim Poston that turned out to be a new 1857 obverse die when performing attribution! The obverse has a date positioned 0B1 with medium distance to based and slight downward slope. This turns out to be a marvelous plate coin with hammered strike for the new F-116 listing. Silver gray surfaces feature mottled ebony at the rims. Frosty luster is evident under bright light. Overall, lots of eye appeal and so close to mint state. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with fresh CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875S Seated 10C 1875-S
Below Wreath
MS62 PCGS OGH
5266456
F-101
Original $285 New April 8! Small S, Original Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. Given the huge mintage of 9 million for 1875-S Below and In Wreath strikes, many dies were badly overworking and eroded. Strike quality for this date notorious for weakness and die cracks. One of the few exceptions is the F-101 Below Wreath die pairing which comes well struck. This example is well struck throughout both sides. Surfaces are strictly original with plenty of mint frost. There are a few stray lines in the obverse fields that reduced the grade to MS62. Bright light viewing releases some serious luster, especially on the reverse. Overall a solid 1875-S dime if in the market for the date. Housed in PCGS old green holder. Yet another quality offering from Jim Poston to consider.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 10C 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU55 PCGS
20606428
F-101
Original HOLD
$275
New April 8! Misplaced C on Type II Reverse Bow, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Rose Gold Reverse Toning, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. I don’t often see the 1877-CC F-101 die pairing with a misplaced C mintmark punch below the ribbon box knot. GFRC is proud to offer an example via new Jim Poston consignment. Surfaces are frosty original with heavier rose gold toning on the reverse. There is substantial mint frost on the lower left obverse and lower left wreath with heavy die cracks on UNITED STATES. Well struck though not completely at the top of Liberty's head. Accurately graded to older standards. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1881 Seated 10C 1881
MS62 PCGS
81427127
F-101a
Choice $795 New April 8! Copper Gold and Aquamarine Bullseye Toning, Business Strike from Proof Dies, Soft Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection . Copper gold bullseye toning in the highlight of this 1881 F-101a Seated dime. The F-101 die pairing was employed for both proof and circulation strikes. The bullseye toning has a sharp transition from copper gold at the periphery to a thin aquamarine ring that frame speckled rose in the centers. Fully struck with obverse wire rim. Accurately graded with satiny luster emitted by the toned over areas. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A challenging date and quality offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU58 PCGS
5741424

Choice $850 New April 8! Arrows & Rays Type, Choice Original, Golden Rose Patina, Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. A wonderful 1853 Arrows & Rays offering with orange gold patina on both sides. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant when viewed under bright light. Strike is nearly complete with three stars lacking connected centrils. Accurately graded and pleasing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality Liberty Seated quarter type offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 25C 1861
AU58
PCGS
84948988

Gem HOLD
$350
New April 8! Type II/II Hubs, Gem Original, Aquamarine Gray Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Poston Collection. Let's start the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this lovely 1861 Seated quarter could be easily placed into a mint state holder with no concerns from this catalogger. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and just back from CAC with green bean approval. A superior example from Jim Poston to consider for a type or date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1877CC Seated 25C 1877-CC
AU58 PCGS
18561061
Briggs 2-A
Choice $375 New April 8! Repunched Date, Large CC Mintmarks, Choice Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. The Briggs 2 obverse with repunched date and not to be confused with Briggs 1 obverse which also has a different date repunching. The die pairing on the offered quarter is Briggs 2-A. Frosty cartwheel luster is very impressive and eye catching. Choice original surfaces are mostly untoned but with a hint of faint gold. Strike is also well executed. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A flashy and attractive Carson City Seated quarter offering from Jim Poston.
Gold G$10 1910D Gold G$10 1910-D
Indian
MS64
PCGS
81424548

Choice HOLD
$1600
New April 7! Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Medium Orange-Green Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Dished Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . A near gem original $10 gold offering from the Osprey Collection. Strike on this eye appeal 1910-D is sharp, while cartwheel lustre is frosty with fine granular surfaces. Toning is a medium orange with some greenish hues under a light source. As David Akers points out, "many specimens have what appears to be an inner "rim" running through the middle of the date and the stars on the obverse and through the middle of the legends on the reverse. This "rim" runs the entire circumference of the coin on both the obverse and reverse and is probably the result of die bulging." This example does have this effect and overall dished appearance. Blemishes are essentially blemish free. Fresh processed through CAC where it received green bean approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$2.5 1847 Gold G$2.5 1847
Liberty
AU55 PCGS
81735764

Original $925 New April 7! Scarce and Underrated Date, Low Mintage, Original Surfaces, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. A scarce and underrated date with mintage of only 29,814. AU55 is the last "affordable grade" before graded population numbers drop quickly with resulting rapid price increases. PCGS has graded only 13 in AU55 and another 5 at AU58. This 1847 Philadelphia strike is strictly original with residual luster. Accurately graded and housed 2015 style PCGS holder. An important early date Liberty design offering to consider.
Gold G$2.5 1927 Gold G$2.5 1927
MS63 PCGS
34881872

Choice $445 New April 7! Choice Original Surfaces, Light Copper Gold Patina, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1827 Indian $2.5 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Surfaces are covered with lightcopper gold patina while still allowing satiny luster to radiate under a light source. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Value priced.
Gold G$3 1855 Gold G$3 1855
Princess
AU55 PCGS
34881873

Original $950 New April 7! Crusty Original Copper Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1855 $3 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Surfaces are covered with vintage copper gold patina. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Value priced and ready for inclusion in a circulated gold type set.
Seated $1 1865 Seated $1 1865
EF45 NGC
4187772003

Original $2450 New April 7! Scarce Civil War Issue, Limited Circulation, Original Mirrored Fields, Light Gold Reflective Luster, Fully Struck, Burchs Creek Collection. Mintage of 46,500. During 1865, the final year of the Civil War, circulating coinage remained non existent. As a result, the Treasury Department placed no 1865 silver coins of any denomination into circulation on the East coast. Therefore most of the 1865 silver dollar mintage was believed to have been exported to Central and South America. The combination of low mintage and exportation results in circulated specimens being are very scarce. GFRC is pleased to offer this strictly original example with mirrored fields and reflective luster. Light gold patina the entire obverse and the peripheries on the reverse. Overall strike is very well executed. Blemish wise, rims are mark free while the obverse field has a few scattered contact marks that one expects for a coin of this size. Overall, a pleasing offering from the Burchs Creek Collection. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Please note that the lower right obverse has photography lighting reflection by the date.
Seated 50C 1852 Seated 50C 1852
EF40 PCGS
34924259
WB-3
R4
Choice $1900 New April 7! Key Date, Choice Original, Charcoal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Poston Collection. Rare date with low mintage of only 77,130 and low survival rate due to silver bullion arbitrage that took place in the United States from 1850 until a lighter silver planchet weight was introduced during early 1853. Most Liberty Seated half dollar collections are missing this Philadelphia date. Now is your opportunity to acquire a strictly original circulated example. Surfaces are choice and covered with crusty charcoal gray patina. Strike is well executed with all stars having connected centrils and the lower eagle claws and arrow feathers well defined. Looking at the scroll and and other wear points, I would be more inclined to assign an EF45 grade rather than the current EF40. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important Seated coinage offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
EF45 PCGS
27725742
W-14, WB-104
R4
Choice $975 New April 7! Bisecting Date Crack, Speared Olive Bud Reverse, Choice Original, Antique Gray Patina, Late Die State, Fully Struck, Accurate Grading. W-14. Bisecting Die Crack Through Date obverse paired with Speared Olive Bud reverse. One of the last die pairings struck under authority of the Confederate States of America. The vertical obverse die crack, that traverses the left side of the 6 digit, is bold due to late die state. On the reverse, two sharp horizontal die lines traverse an olive bud and visible at all grade levels. This new example is accurately graded at the EF45 level. Choice surfaces are covered with antique gray patina. Strike is 100% complete for the variety and adds to overall eye appeal. Housed in 2013 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. An important piece of Civil War history. A new consignment from an anonymous collector.
Gold G$10 1853 Gold G$10 1853
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
34592350

Choice HOLD
$1350
New April 6! Early Liberty Eagle Gold, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Osprey does it again with another excellent $10 Liberty gold offering. This 1853 example predates the Civil War and features a moderate mintage of 201,253. David Akers discusses the 1853 date and relative scarcity as follows, "The comparatively high mintage has given collectors the false impression that this date is common. It is not, although VF and EF specimens are not particularly difficult to obtain. In AU condition the 1853 is very scarce and in uncirculated condition it is rare." This new GFRC example is fully choice with CAC approval. There is ample residual frosty luster that exhibits cartwheel effects under a light source. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Please consider this scarce offering with CAC approval that is offered at a fair price.
Gold G$2.5 1865S Gold G$2.5 1865-S
Liberty
F15
NGC
3814600001

Choice $595 New April 6! Low Mintage Civil War Date, Crusty Copper Gold Patina, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. An ideal candidate for collections wishing to own a piece of Civil War San Francisco gold while on a budget. This crusty original 1865-S quarter eagle has seen only honest wear and must have spent time in a damp environment. The 10% copper alloy has leached resulting in a thick crusty copper gold patina. Mintage for the date is only 23,376. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A quality Civil War artifact from Jim Poston.
Gold G$2.5 1907 Gold G$2.5 1907
Liberty
MS64
NGC Fatty
275893014

Gem $715 New April 6! Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal, Old Time Conservative Grading. If in the market for a well above average Liberty $2.5 type coin, then please consider this offering. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. This last year issue is a gem and conservative graded in pristine NGC fatty holder. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and bold brilliant cartwheel luster. Strike is complete while the surfaces are free of any distraction blemishes. GFRC spends considerable time digging out only the best United States gold and major coin shows. This is one of those finds.
Gold G$2.5 1925D Gold G$2.5 1925-D
Indian
MS64
NGC Fatty
312131004

Gem $900 New April 6! Gem Original, Old Time Conservative Grading. Mintage of 578,000 at the Denver mint and the last $2.5 Indians to be produced. Once again, let's consider the 1925-D issue's background as explained by David Akers. He states, "Almost always having very good to excellent mint lustre but the striking quality varies greatly; some are very unevenly struck while others are well struck. Dies seem to have been a problem with this issue, and many specimens were clearly struck from buckled or deteriorated dies. The mint mark is usually a little weak but well defined. There are some specimens, however, where the mintmark is so weak that it is nearly invisible. The color is typically a rose tinted gold but there are also coppery colored specimens as well as ones with green and yellow gold shades. The surfaces are frosty with little or no granularity." In light of these observation, this example was carefully examined with a 10x loupe. Surfaces are frosty with brilliant cartwheel luster. Strike is complete and uniform with some minor die bulging below the Indian's chin and behind E PLU(RI)BUS. Overall eye appeal is superior and warrants a gem quality rating. Housed in NGC fatty holder with CAC approval. An offering for collectors attempt a type set with preference for all TPG holders and CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1839 Gold G$5 1839
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
20409815

Choice $1795 New April 6! First Year Design Issue, Crusty Copper Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An important first year design offering that has been well preserved for current day collectors. David Akers writes the following concerning the 1839 $5 gold issue, "This is the first year of the new type design by Christian Gobrecht. Although not especially rare in lower grades, it is nevertheless much more rare in all grades than any of the Philadelphia Mint coins of the previous type (Classic Head) except the 1834 Crosslet 4. Coins grading AU or Unc. are very rare and choice mint state pieces are virtually unobtainable." Surfaces are perfectly original with crusty copper gold covering on both sides. Grading is accurate and CAC provides approval, an important validation for early United States gold. Housed in old blue label holder with standard ring insert. Osprey does it again by digging out this important early type offering.
Gold G$5 1907 Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
81832316

Choice $525 New April 6! Great Gold Type Selection, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Poston Collection. An attractive 1907 gold half eagle offering that would be ideal for a value based type set. Surfaces are 100% original with mild orange gold patina. Blemishes are minimal for the assigned grade level. Then there is frosty cartwheel luster that added considerable eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from Jim Poston. CAC approved is presently under strong demand so don't wait too long to inquiry on this piece.
Morgan $1 1888O Morgan $1 1888-O
MS63
PCGS
24213608

Choice $175 New April 6! Dual Sided Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose Gold and Sky Bue Patina, Choice Original, Poston Collection. Very pleasing and attractive! This 1888-O Morgan offers dual side toning. Obverse is heavily toned with mottled rose-gold that transitions to blues are the periphery. Light gold is seen across the reverse. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert plus CAC approval. A lovely offering from Jim Poston that is fairly priced for the quality.
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 25C 1854-O
VF35 PCGS
34670226

Original HOLD
$550
New April 6! Crumbled Obverse Die, Late Die State, Original Gray, Choice Surfaces, Top 25 Varieties, Poston Collection. Liberty Seated quarter die variety specialists should pay special attention to this offering from Jim Poston. This Crumbled Die Obverse example is probably the latest die state that I've handled. When examining, the GFRC images, please check the 54 digits and right arrow. The die area is badly eroded with weak date digits and a dramatic break in the right arrow. Surrounding areas are also impacted by the die crumbling. With a 10x loupe, residual mint frost is seen inside the date digits. Surfaces are choice with only honest wear that is covered with original gray patina. There are no blemishes to note either. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Crumbled Die Obverse is included in the Top 25 Varieties set in the GFRC Open Set Registry. This 1854-O die variety is many times scarcer than the Huge O reverse but priced at a fraction since not included in the Redbook. Funny how this works for demand creation.
Barber 25C 1903 Barber 25C 1903
EF45
PCGS
25197775

Choice $150 New April 5! Choice Original, Light Gray Surfaces, Residual Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Poston Collection. Let's start the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this lovely 1903 Barber half is not your typical EF45. One immediately sees an AU50 upon examination due to residual cartwheel luster that is pleasings. Surface are covered with thin layer of gray-gold patina that validates the strict originality. There are no blemishes to discuss either. Conservatively graded and housed in 2013 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A quality offering from Jim Poston.
Barber 25C 1914D Barber 25C 1914-D
EF45
PCGS
84617191

Choice $110 New April 5! Choice Original, Brunt Gold Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. A quality 1914 Denver strike with choice original surfaces and lovely burnt gold patina. Eye appeal is better than in the GFRC images Strike is very well executed. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from Jim Poston.
Mercury 10C 1945 Mercury 10C 1945
MS67
PCGS
82426869

Gem $200 New April 5! Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Peripheral Gold Shades, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. Attractive and pleasing are the best adjectives to describe this 1945 Mercury dime. Brilliant cartwheel luster dominates during bright light viewing. Surfaces have an even frosty texture. Peripheral gold is probably the result of storage in a paper album. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognizes eye appeal and originality. A quality offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 10C 1841 Seated 10C 1841
AU55 NGC
3055928073
F-108
Original $175 New April 5! Original, Light Gray, Residual Frosty Luster, Poston Collection. Early date With Stars example that provides residual frosty luster. Surfaces are original with some mint frost in the protected device areas. Closer to AU53 in terms of grading. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Another offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 10C 1890
AU55 PCGS
34956971
F-118
Choice $110 New April 5! Choic e Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Light Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. A wonderful 1890 Liberty Seated dime that is ideal candidate for With Legend obverse type coin. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant as the surfaces are 100% original and pleasing. Strike is also complete. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from Jim Poston that deserves special attention at the asking price.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 10C 1891-O
MS61 PCGS
14646495
F-130
Original $235 New April 5! Cracked Reverse, Late Die State, Heavily Clashed, Soft Luster, Original Surfaces, Poston Collection. This 1891 New Orleans is ideal for those serious researching and building Liberty Seated dime die variety collections. This piece is a late die state example of F-130 with a heavily cracked reverse and die clash marks on both side. Surfaces are 100% natural with light gray-gold patina. Strike is complete and bold. Luster is soft but there are no blemishes whatsoever to justify the assigned MS61 grade level. Let's just call this nice 1890 dime as being conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 25C 1857
Smoking Liberty
AU53
PCGS
33510183

Choice $780 New April 5! Smoking Liberty, Near Gem Original, Prooflike Fields, Pleasing Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties . The finest Smoking Liberty handles by GFRC to date and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Yes, the asking price is strong however the qualiy and eye appeal are superior. I've handled a fair number of Smoking Liberty examples with this offering being heads and shoulders above the rest. Overall eye appeal is high due to proof like fields that turn to reflective mirrors under a light source. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes to mention. A thin gray skin covers covers both sides and is completely natural. Frankly, I would have assigned a Gem quality rating if not for the weak strike. The die scratch through Liberty's left facing hand is bold and well defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for upgrading that the Smoking Liberty entry in the Top 25 Varieties set as featured in the GFRC Open Set Registry. From a new consignor who wishes to remain anonymous. More is on the way from this individual.
Seated 50C 1876 Seated 50C 1876
AU58 PCGS
84773190

Original $395 New April 5! Near Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Silver-Gray and Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. A near choice original 1876 Philadelphia that has been carefully preserved. Surfaces are 100% natural toned with silver-gray obverse and silver-gold on the reverse. Satiny luster is consistent on both sides with the reverse offering nice cartwheel effects. Strike is fully executed. Surfaces are free of blemishes other than a few micro hairlines in the right obverse field that do not bother me at all. Overall, a pleasing example that GFRC is proud to offer. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 50C 1877CC Seated 50C 1877-CC
EF45 PCGS
28541963
Reverse D
Original $450 New April 5! Popular Carson City Date, Original Light Silver-Gray Toning, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Collection. 1877 Carson City strikes have proven to be popular with GFRC customer. I'm always pleased to offer new examples including this piece from Jim Poston. After considerable time with Bill Bugert's Federal Register on Carson City Seated halves, I'm able to attribute the reverse as Reverse D but unable to identify the obverse. Original surfaces are reflective and covered with a faint silver gray patina. Obverse strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils. There is reverse weakness at the eagle's legs and claws. Grading is accurate. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1883 Seated 50C 1883
VF30
PCGS
16112036

Choice $795 New April 5! Low Mintage Date, Choice Original, Classic Crusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. One of the low mintage late date Philadelphia strikes that entered circulation and managed to be well preserved. Mintage is only 8,000. This choice original example is accurately graded with nothing but honest wear. Classic crusty gray patina covers the entire coin. Blemishes are limited to a few randon micro ticks that are consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A wonderful offering from Jim Poston for collectors building a circulated Liberty Seated date and mintmark set. This example will be difficult to improve upon at the VF30 grade.
Seated 10C 1866 Seated 10C 1866
MS66
PCGS
27382710
F-102b
R6
Gem $13975 New April 4! The New England Museum Specimen, Probably the Finest 1866 Business Strike Extant, Superb Gem Original, Cold Quarters Collection. GFRC is incredibly proud to be offering probably the finest 1866 circulation strike dime in existence. Last sold at Stack's auction during May 2013 where it realized $12,925 and now returning to the market. Following is the Stack's 2013 auction description as difficult to improve upon; "Rare in all grades with a mintage of a mere 8,000 pieces for circulation, the 1866 dime is very difficult to find in Gem grades. The attractive surfaces are graced by splendid gunmetal-blue and russet toning on both sides. Held in a museum collection for generations, this coin was recently consigned to our auction and sent to PCGS, where it was graded as one of the finest seen by that service. A sharp and full strike is apparent on all the devices and both dies show light clashing evidence in the fields. An incredible quality coin." Housed in the original 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An amazing late Civil War artifact that belongs in the finest of collections.
Seated 10C 1867 Seated 10C 1867
MS66+
PCGS
18322033
F-102
R5
Gem $8500 New April 4! Superb Gem, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Mirrored Fields, Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Cold Quarters Collection . GFRC is pleased to be offering an amazingly well preserved 1867 circulation strike dime that is in the condition census. Don't bother searching for auction records on CoinFacts as there are none for this incredible specimen. 1867 Philadelphia strikes have the honor of the lowest mintage (6,000) with the Liberty Seated dime series. Several were preserved by east coast collectors of the period and much to the pleasure of 21st century Liberty Seated enthusiasts. This specimen is indeed special with brilliant reflective luster that originates from polished dies and mirrored fields. A transparent aquamarine-gold patina is evident during in hand viewing and is well captured by the GFRC images. Darker hues are evident at the peripheries. Bright light viewing is simply stunning as the obverse exposures speckled rose, green, yellow and gold shades while the reverse has a sky blue ring between rim and cereal wheat. Strike is very well executed with only the upper left reverse wheat grains not complete impressed. Housed in older blue PCGS Security holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The aged holdered is from a conservative grading era that produced an MS66+ designation that I am fully comfortable with.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
No Arrows
VF35
PCGS
84741484

Choice $4800 New April 4! No Arrows, So Rare Choice, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Blemish Free Surfaces, Osprey Collection . The 1853 No Arrows date was a short lived issue as the Philadelphia mint transitioned quickly to the Arrows and Rays design, early in 1853, to denote a lower silver weight planchet. Mintage is reported at 44,200 and I suspect that many were caught up with silver arbitrage along with quarters and halves dated 1851 and 1852. Suvivors are few with PCGS population in grades Good 4 through AU58 totaling only sixty pieces. That is 0.13% of the mintage. Some examples were saved by East Coast collectors resulting in another twenty mint state pieces in the PCGS report. One of the issues with this date is finding choice examples. Due to such a low survival rate, the chance for choice examples is impacted. Checking CAC population report indicates only nine circulated examples with CAC approval from both PCGS and NGC. This example is the only VF35 with two at EF40 and one at AU55. The AU55 specimen is locked up with a GFRC customer therefore if seeking a CAC approved 1853 No Arrows quarter, your options are limited. Having said all this, let's look at the offered example. Surfaces are toned a light gray with faint golden hues under a light source. The original strike was well executed as all stars have connected centrils and the eagle's claws are fully defined. A 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worth noting. This is a no question rare date along with additional condition rarity that belongs in one of the better advanced collections being built. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
MS61 NGC
3387077001
W-13, WB-103
R2
Original $2500 New April 4! Bisecting Crack at Date, CSA Issue, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Light Champagne Gold Patina, All Diagnostics, Accurately Graded, Athens Collection . An important GFRC offering as few CSA struck half dollars have survived at this grade level. The W-13 die pairing was employed during April 1861 under the administration of the Confederate States of America. The variety is easily recognized by a vertical bisecting die crack from the rim through the upright of the 6 digit into the base. Perfectly original surfaces with satiny cartwheel luster are the hallmarks of this nearly 160 year old silver piece. Champagne gold patina is thin and transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is typical for the W-13 variety with obverse weakness at Liberty's head and on the reverse denomination. All W-13 die diagnostics are present including a late die state bisecting crack through the date and a host of at the denomination and legend. Under bright light, both sides offer consistent swirling luster and coloring; another validation of the strict originality. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A key historical artifact for serious students of the United States Civil War period via the Athens Collection. This important piece will be available at the Dalton, GA and Central States shows, if it lasts that long. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An key Civil War historical artifact from the Athens Collection.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
AU58 ANACS
2935604
W-13, WB-103
R2
Choice $1500 New April 4! Bisecting Crack at Date, CSA Issue, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Rose-Aquamarine Toning, All Diagnostics, Accurately Graded, Athens Collection . GFRC is most pleased to be offering another well preserved CSA W13 half as few have survived at this grade level. The W-13 die pairing was employed during April 1861 under the administration of the Confederate States of America. The variety is easily recognized by a vertical bisecting die crack from the rim through the upright of the 6 digit into the base. Choice original surfaces are toning over in mottled rose and aquamarine colors The toning does not limit the vibrant swirling luster and cartwheel effects. Let's remember that this is nearly a 160 year old silver piece that probably sat in a cabinet with velvet material as a protective layer. Strike is oustanding for W-13 variety with the only obverse weakness being at the top of Liberty's head and stars 7 and 8 lacking connected centrils. The reverse offers a hammered strike, a rarity for this CSA die pairing. on the reverse denomination. The W-13 obverse bisecting date die crack is bold along with minor die cracks at the reverse denomination. Housed in blue label ANACS holder with standard ring insert. A key historical artifact for serious students of the United States Civil War period via the Athens Collection. This important piece will be available at the Dalton, GA and Central States shows, if it lasts that long. An key Civil War historical artifact from the Athens Collection.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
AU50 PCGS
06752705
W-11, WB-102
Original $4100 New April 4! CSA Obverse, Die Crack Nose to Rim, Middle Die State, Original Surfaces, Residual Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Athens Collection . The "CSA Obverse" is a significant piece of of Civil War history that has been pursued by specialized collectors since first cataloged by Beistle in 1929. It is found with same ”die crack at nose” as the four CSA muled halves. The landmark article by Randall Wiley in “The Gobrecht Journal #94” discusses the various 1861 New Orleans die states and marriages across Union, State of Louisiana and Confederacy administration in great detail. GFRC is pleased to offer an original AU example of the W-11 CSA Obverse. This example is found in a middle die state with the die crack from Liberty's nose to the rim being obvious under a 10x loupe. A faint golden patina covers both sides with the reverse coloring being a bit darker. When inspected under a light source, one immediately notes the residual cartwheel luster that is quite pleasing. Strike is typical with weakness throughout the obverse stars coupled with the eagle's claws. Housed in an old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert with the "CSA Obverse" attributed on the label. Grading may be a tad conservative against today's standards. A fine numismatic property from the Athens Collection.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
EF45 NGC
4053914002
W-11, WB-102
Original $3500 New April 4! CSA Obverse, Die Crack Nose to Rim, Late Die State, Original Golden Surfaces, Above Average Strike, Accurately Graded, Athens Collection . The famous CSA Obverse Die Crack 1861-O half is a coin that has been desired by specialized Civil War collectors since first cataloged by Beistle in 1929. It is found with the same ”die crack at nose” as the four CSA muled halves. The landmark article by Randall Wiley in “The Gobrecht Journal #94” discusses the various die states and marriages in great detail. From die state analysis, Wiley further identifies other Confederate strikings (W13-W15) which also are highly collectible, but not as dramatic. The offered example is original with light golden patina. The obverse die crack is bold and easily viewed with a 10x loupe as it starts at the rim and proceeds downward to Liberty nose and then through the space immediately below chin to shoulder. Strike is above average for the die pairing with reasonably defined obverse stars and partial claws on the reverse's main eagle device. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. An important Civil War offering from the Athens Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1839 Capped Bust 50C 1839
Reeded Edge
AU50 raw
GR-7
Cleaned $375 New April 3! Attractive Appearance, Old Cleaning, Naturally Retoned, Accurately Graded. Not every coin that GFRC handles can be a gem. It is well known that some early coins have been cleaned. Some harshly while other's saw enhancements that were subtle and professional done. The latter is the case for this attractive 1839 Reeded Edge half dollar. Surfaces offer very faint hairlines from a gentle cleaning and have recovered with the current dirty gray-gold patina. Steely residual luster is present and pleasing. Though technically not an original offering, this reeded edge half would fit nicely into a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album collection at a budget price. GFRC images are very accurate as to the overall in hand appearance.
Capped Bust 50C 1839O Capped Bust 50C 1839-O
Reeded Edge
AU55 raw
GR-1
Market Acceptable $2350 New April 3! Key First Year New Orleans Strike, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Surfaces, Residual Luster. 1839 reeded edge half dollars, struck at the New Orleans mint, remain a popular item due to key date status for the transition to HALF DOL reverse hub. Revised mintage is 116,000 across pairing of three obverse and three reverse dies. This example is the GR-1 pairing in a middle die state. Die crack are bold through the date digits and throughout the reverse legend but definitely not at terminal die state. Surfaces are covered by a gun metal gray-blue patina. At first glance, one would conclude that this nice example is strictly original as the toning is consistent with that seen on original coins. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed a few faint hairlines in the upper reverse and a short porosity band through the E in LIBERTY. Strike is very well executed with all stars having connected centrils and the reverse eagle entirely defined, including the pesky left facing claws. The assigned AU55 grade is based on faint wear on the highest points. I've assigned a market acceptable quality rating as this piece is so close to being original and offers more eye appeal than many seen in TPG holders.
Seated 20C 1875 Seated 20C 1875
AU58 PCGS
31698320

Original $800 New April 3! First Year Philadelphia Issue, Low Mintage, Mirrored Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. First year of Philadelphia issue for the ill fated 20 cent (double dime) denomination. Most first year strikes occurred at the San Francisco and Carson City mints since this denomination was supposedly needed in the Western states. Philadelphia mintage was only 36,910 with a reasonable survival rate in higher grades due to being a novelty with the East Coast collectors. This lovely example, from the Malvern Collection, must be one of the first strikes as the fields are strongly mirrored. The resulting reflective cartwheel is vibrant and eye catching. Surfaces are untoned, probably from a quick dip before being holdered. Accurately graded with just a trace of rub on the highest points. Type set collectors should give this pleasing example special consideration. The mirrored fields are definitely an attraction and conversation starter. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A new offering from the Malvern Collection to consider.
Seated 50C 1846O Seated 50C 1846-O
Medium Date
AU53 PCGS
26975517
WB-1 WB-102
Choice $675 New April 3! Repunched Date, Early Die State, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. 1846 New Orleans strikes are more challenging to locate than Philadelphia counterparts though mintage is roughly identical. This lovely 1846-O WB-1 example was added to GFRC inventory due to mirrored fields from early die state strike. Reflective cartwheel luster is brilliant and unabated by blemishes that might distract. Surfaces are choice with ample remaining mint frost in the protected device areas. Reverse strike is fully impressed and pleasing while the obverse lacks connected centrils on stars 7 and 9. Housed in PCGS 30th Anniversary old green label holder with edge view insert. An attractive offering that is fairly priced.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
AU50
PCGS
83897514

Choice $295 New April 3! Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Crusty original surfaces with natural gray-gold patina are the primary highlight of this pleasing 1858-O half dollar. Strike is well executed with all stars having connected centrils. Bright light viewing is a pleasure due to residual golden brown luster. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For collectors who wish to own a top quality natural toned half dollar at a reasonable price.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 25C 1892
MS66+
PCGS
81879675

Gem $2550 New April 2! Superb Gem, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike. What an eye catching Barber quarter that belong in the finest of type sets! A first year of issue superb gem that is a pleasure to have in GFRC inventory. Let's start with the luster. Bright, vibrant and swirling are the best descriptors for both obverse and reverse cartwheel luster. Transparent aquamarine and gold patina floats on the obverse surface and is enhanced by the cartwheel luster. Then there is the reverse....a deep blue toning ring covers the legend and quickly transitions to orange gold at the center. Strike is hammered with no weakness whatsoever. Accurately graded at the MS66+ level. In hand inspection is definitely required to appreciate the eye appeal as GFRC photography is much too limiting. My images are unable to capture the obverse luster and the contrast between deep blue reverse rims and lightly toned center also presented a special challenge. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. This lovely Barber quarter has it all; eye appeal, strike, vibrant luster and CAC approval.
Draped Bust 50C 1806/5 Draped Bust 50C 1806/5
F12
NGC
2679748004
O-102
Choice $725 New April 2! Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Great Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleasing Surfaces. 1806/5 O-102 with R3 rarity rating. A choice circulated example with nothing but honest wear and thick crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is well executed and uniform while the reverse strike is typical for the date. The residual undertype is evident within the "0" digit. An early die state example with no obverse die cracks. Accurately graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The combination of crusty originality and accurate grading warranted CAC approval. For collectors who love their early type with crusty surfacres. The lightling variations, especially on the reverse, are due to the half being positioned in a tilted manner in the NGC holder. Please be assured that toning color is consistent across both sides.
3Cent Nickel 3C 1884 3Cent Nickel 3C 1884
AU55
PCGS
81939455

Choice $5750 New April 1! Series Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Residual Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Attractive Example, Malvern Collection. 1884 Philadelphia strikes offer the second-lowest mintage among three cent nickels (1,700 coins, behind only the 188 with 1,000 strikes). However, the 1884 date has a much lower survival rate and ranks as the series key circulation strike date. This outstanding near gem original AU example has seen limited circulation with not with no abrasions whatsoever. The devices are well struck, showing only the slightest bit of wear. The reverse strike is hammered with all vertical lines in the Roman III digits separate by deep groves. Steel-gray satiny luster is immediately evident under a light source. CAC has only approved 16 total pieces for the date. Population 1 in AU55 with only two mint state exampes finer. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A very important offering for those enjoying ownership of United States coinage key dates.
Capped Bust 50C 1839 Capped Bust 50C 1839
Reeded Edge
AU58 PCGS
25618034
GR-7
Choice $1050 New April 1! Frosty Luster, Golden Peripheral Toning, Well Struck and Attractive, Accurately Graded. If searching for an eye appealing Reeded Edge half dollar for a type set, then please consider this GFRC new purchase. Part of a substantial north central United States collection that arrived to market at the Baltimore show. One look and I was hooked on this 1839 example due to the bold luster and overall eye appeal. Lustrous surfaces are mostly untoned and framed by peripheral gold surounding obverse stars on obverse and faintly present on the reverse. Cartwheel effects remain at the AU58 grade level; an accurate grade level assignment by PCGS. In hand viewing is recommended given the swirling luster under a light source. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder are ready for a home in an advanced collection.
Draped Bust 25C 1806 Draped Bust 25C 1806
AU50
PCGS
5732252
B-9
Choice $6350 New April 1! Choice Original, Pleasing Gray-Gold Surfaces, Residual Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal, Ideal High Grade Type Coin Candidate, Osprey Collection. B-9 late die state (DS-6 per Tompkins) with bisecting obverse die crack. A choice example with well above average surfaces and eye appeal. Strike is well executed with uniform star relief at the peripheries coupled with bold hair curls at the center. A gray-gold toning covers each side with satiny luster readily available with a light source. This is a attractive coin, with remarkably few marks and reflective fields. Housed in 2000 era PCGS holder with embossed PCGS logo on reverse. Typical conservative grading of the timeframe. Another important early Draped Bust type piece from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Medium Date
AU50 PCGS
14597882
WB-5
R3
Original $460 New April 1! Medium Date Punch, Original Lavendar Gray Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. If a fan of well struck Liberty Seated halves, then this lovely 1846 Medium Date might be just for you. Strike is hammered with every tiny device detail being fully struck. Surfaces are covered with a lavendar-gray patina that is a bit deeper on the obverse. Residual luster has a steely texture and is bolder on the reverse due to lighter toning. A WB-5 example with repunched 46 digits. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from a consignor that wishes to stay anonymous.
Seated 50C 1872CC Seated 50C 1872-CC
EF40 PCGS
32656358
WB-1
Choice $2250 New April 1! Carson City Date, Above Average Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Natural Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. A well balanced 1872 Carson City strike that offers above average eye appeal. A first glance, one might wonder why only an EF40 grade was assigned. Strike is completely executed with raised outer lines on the scroll that one associates with EF45 wear. A uniform gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Under a bright light, there are traces of steely light gray luster. Obverse rim remains sharp. A 10x loupe inspection reveals no blemishes whatsoever. Overall a choice original example that would fit nicely in an EF/AU themed date and mintmark set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1874CC Seated 50C 1874-CC
VG08 PCGS
26182284
WB-3
R4
Choice HOLD
$2050
New April 1! Popular Carson City Date, Honest Wear, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Thick crusty gray patina covers original surfaces that are surprisingly blemish free at the VG08 grade level. This specimen is the later WB-3 die marriage prior to the Railroad Track reverse die damage event. Just honest wear and pleasing appearance for the popular 1874 Carson City date. Mintage is only 59,000 with a single reverse die for all strikes. Housed in 2013 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A quality offering from a consignor that wishes to stay anonymous.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 10C 1875
MS66+
PCGS
33170725
F-121
Gem $1450 New March 31! Chin Whiskers Obverse, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Blast White Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Amazing how GFRC presently has two magnificent 1875 F-121 Chin Whiskers dimes in inventory at the same time. This example is from the important Woodlands Collection and also belongs in one of the finest collections being assembled. Mint frost is evenly distributed throughout the obverse and reverse main devices and surrounding fields. Frosty cartwheel luster has a creamy texture and is pleasing. Strike is complete with the unpolished lathe cutting lines on lower obverse crisply defined along with the "chin whiskers". Other than a tiny contact mark to the left of the date, surfaces are perfect. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS has graded only seven at the MS66+ level with six better. GFRC is pleased to have two of the seven MS66+ 1875 dimes in inventory at once. A fine numismatic property from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 20C 1875 Seated 20C 1875
MS64 PCGS
6584391

Gem $2275 New March 31! Outstanding Type Example, Gem Original, Gorgeous Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Gold Patina, Worthy of CAC Approval. A stunning 1875 double dime gem survivor with transparent gold and lavender-gray toning. Surfaces are pristine and so well preserved. The best aspect of this gorgeous 1875 double dime is the satiny cartwheel luster that is so reflective and powerful under a light source. Yes, the PCGS population for the 1875 date in MS64 is high but this piece is heads and shoulder better than most at the same grade level. Last appearing at Heritage auction during October 2016 where is garnered a $2100 same price. If not sold by the Central States show, this piece is heading to CAC for review. CAC has only approved 11 at the MS64 grade level and I suspect this will be the 12th. For the collector who wishes to own a superior type coin with a low mintage of only 36,910.
Seated 20C 1876 Seated 20C 1876
MS64+
PCGS
82249388
BF-1
R4
Choice $2400 New March 31! Underrated Type Example, Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gray Patina, Hammered Strike.. With a small mintage of only 14,640, the 1876 date remains underrated at current pricing levels. It seems that the market treat all dates, except for the common 1875-S date, as type without differentiation. This leads to elevated prices for 1875-CC strikes, that are easily found, and suppressed prices for the 1876 date. This twenty cent piece is a near gem for the grade considering the MS64+ certification and CAC approval. A close 10x loupe inspection reveals a few faint lines in the right obverse field that explain the MS64+ designation. Strike is sharp, and both sides display frosty mint luster with mottled olive-gold and pale gray toning. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS price guide is $2900.
Early Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 50C 1937
MS66+
PCGS
34804283

Gem $900 New March 30! Antietam Civil War Battle Commemorative, Superb Gem Original, Old Mint Holder Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1937 Antietam Civil War half dollar commemorative is popular with collectors. The original mintage was 50,028 coins although 32,000 were melted as unsold. Therefore the surviving mintage distributed to collectors is only 18,028. Most surviving examples will grade in the MS63 to MS66 range. This offering is well above average with old mintage holder paper toning that is quite evident on the reverse. Frosty cartwheel luster is brilliant and swirling when viewed under a light source. A superior example that is fairly graded as MS66+ and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 10C 1839
No Drapery
MS64 PCGS
25690021
F-104
R5
Choice $1525 New March 30! Choice Original, New F-104 Die State Plate Coin, Flashy Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Heavily Polished Reverse Die, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. A stunning 1839 Liberty Seated dime that awoke my die variety researching spirit when first viewed. I have never seen an 1839 dime with such heavy reverse die polish lines as is the case for the Newtown example. Light wheat-gold toning is seen on the major devices while the fields are semi-prooflike. From a quality rating perspective, this is a near gem with only a few faint hairlines holding it back. I've listed the die marriage as F-104 as a small die line from denticles to STATE(S) is visible. This must be one of the first F-104 strikes as the reverse is uncracked and exhibits a myriad of delicate die polish lines in multiple directions. This example/die state has been added to the web-book as F-104. Later die states, for the same die pairing, were renamed as F-104a and F-104b. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and an impressive acquistion for the serious die variety specialist. This is yet another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
12600953
F-102
R2+
Choice $1300 New March 30! Near Gem Original, Light Pewter Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Let's start the description for this lovely 1840 F-102 No Drapery dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. PCGS grading is quite conservative as this dime is so well balanced in terms of originality, eye appeal and strike. When building my own Liberty Seated dime set, these parameters guided me to above average purchases for money spent. This 1840 dime fits the bill and would have been acquired if still in the market at the MS63/MS64 grade level. Surfaces are 100% original and covered transparent pewter-gold patina. Cartwheel luster is active with a frosty texture. Since this piece was struck from the early F-102 die pairing, the dies are fresh and the strike is hammered. Fields blemishes are to an abolute minimum. Housed in older blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A superior offering from the Newtown Collection that deserves immediate attention. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with the purchase.
Seated 10C 1842 Seated 10C 1842
MS63
NGC Fatty
182317002
F-103
R6
Choice HOLD
$1450
New March 30! Very Rare F-103 No Obverse Cud Die State, Choice Original, Mirrored Fields, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. One never knows when a rare die variety or die state may turn up. Case in point is the gorgeous 1842 mint state dime that is housed in old NGC fatty holder with CAC approval. This dime walked up to the GFRC table at the Baltimore show and one look at the surfaces brought about a purchase. For those familiar with Liberty Seated dimes, the 1842 date is infrequently found in mint state with natural dark toning. Most example seen are blast white and frosty. Interestingly, this example has mirrored fields, an atypically situation. When attributing the dime, it was a case of "holy cow", this is only the second F-103 example example seen without the bold obverse rim cud at 10:00 to 11:00. The first was discovered by Dr. Tim Cook back in 2010 and described as follows in the web-book, "During early February 2010, Tim Cook sent along the plate coin for confirmation as the first identification of Variety 103 without the characteristic 10:00 rim cud. The search was over and Tim is congratulated on the acquisition of such an outstanding example as the discovery piece. The obverse is prooflike and quite reflective with date punch position matching that of F-103a. The date digits on Obverse 3 are well punched with the 84 digits touching. The reverse is also prooflike but less reflective than the obverse. The reverse die lines through AM(ERICA) are sharp with one die line extending through AM(E)RICA, then wreath and nearly touching ON(E). The die line through (S)TATES is also visible." Yes, the reverse die polish lines are indeed bold and evident on this F-103 example. Toning is a combination of gray, gold and aquamarine through the obverse and reverse. The obverse offers sharp reflective luster from mirrored fields. Overall a superior offering for the serious die variety collector. It is doubtful that this F-103 example will be upgraded in a life time.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 10C 1884
MS63
PCGS
3453809
F-110
R2
Gem $365 New March 30! Gem Original, Newtown Collection. The Newtown Collection consignor has definitely advanced his collecting skills based on this round of divested duplicates. Offered here is a gem original 1884 that is conservatively graded in current PCGS old blue label holder dating back to the early 2000 timeframe. Is this dime typical of the grading standards before TPG grade inflation? The lovely gem offers bright cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of copper gold patina. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch a weakness at the top of Liberty's head, but let's remember that this is better than average for a With Legend obverse strike. CAC approved and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How I wish that all MS63 graded dimes could look like this example.
Seated 10C 1885S Seated 10C 1885-S
VF25 PCGS
26169492
F-101
R5
Original $1350 New March 30! Key Date, Original, Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. The last low-mintage key date in the Seated dime series is unquestionably 1885 San Francisco strikes. Production was a small 43,690 pieces and nearly all went into circulation based on the very low survival rates seen today. This example, from the Newtown Collection, has circulated and is covered with light to medium gray patina. The wear is considerable bit honest with not obvious distractions. Locating this date is choice condition, or with CAC approval, will take considerable searching. CAC has only approved 17 examples with ten being in the VF20 through AU58 grade range as a reference. This example is fairly priced for inclusion in a circulated date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1871 Seated 50C 1871
AU58 PCGS
21698440

Original $445 New March 30! Original Surfaces, Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Grade, Newtown Collection. Mintage for 1871 Philadelphia strikes is slight over a million pieces. Survival rates increase during the Reconstruction years as prosperity returned to the Union states and East coast area. This lovely survivor is accurately graded. Surfaces are strictly original. A semi-transparent gray-gold patina covers the obverse while faint gold toning is prevalent on the reverse. Strike is complete with only a touch of weakness on the lower left facing claws. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that days back to the 2000 era. Grading standard were much more strenuous as compared to present standards. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1886 Seated 50C 1886
MS63 PCGS
21351040

Choice $1650 New March 30! Low Mintage Date, Choice Original, Mirrored Fields, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. The end of the Liberty Seated half dollar series presents a challenge to most date and mintmark collectors. Mintages drop off dramatically from 1879 through 1890 with mint state examples being more available that circulated pieces. The price curve from EF through Mint State, for these dates, is quite flat and collectors should carefully consider their acquisitions strategy. In many cases, a mint state example may only cost a few dollars more than an AU specimen. Offered here is an lovely 1886 Philadelphia strike that is housed in 2000 era PCGS blue label holder. This is a fully original example with mirrored fields. The mirrors are surprisingly brilliant under a light source. As is the case with mirrored fields, any micro hairlines or blemish is amplified therefore these types of surfaces presents a challenge for obtaining higher grade levels. Old toning will hide many defects but mirrored fields will just amplify those same defects. Strike is well executed with only stars 8 through 10 lacking connected centrils. Grading is accurate and fair. An important offering from the Newtown Collection for those difficult to fill later dates in a Seated half dollar set.
Barber 50C 1910S Barber 50C 1910-S
F12
NGC
2037691067

Choice $250 New March 29! Eric P. Newman Collection, Choice Original, Old Paper Toning, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. 1910 San Francisco strikes are more challenging than the 1909-S and the 1913-1915 S Mint issues that complete the series. It is not, however, in the same rarity class as any of the earlier S Mint issues from 1892-1908, or the 1911-S. This example is accurately graded and housed in NGC brown label Eric P Newman - Col.' Green holder from the original Heritage November 2013 sale. Classic old paper envelope toning as found on a substantial portion of the Newman coins. A cool offering from the Kansas Collection.
Morgan $1 1887 Morgan $1 1887
MS64Star
NGC
2118741001

Gem $650 New March 29! Gem Eye Appeal, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, NGC Star Designation, A Magnificent Example, Kansas Collection. Ex. Saco River Collection. A magnificent toner Morgan with electric rose and blue obverse coloring. The cartwheel luster interacts nicely with the vibrant colors leading to some awesome eye appeal. Reverse offers a thin ring of gold along with an even thinner ring of blues over the denticles. Accurately graded with NGC Star designation for superior eye appeal. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is further icing on the cake. A top quality offering from the Kansas Collection. Who will be the next owner?
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
No Drapery
MS64
PCGS
33698966
F-110
R4
Gem $1800 New March 29! Gem Original, Cracked Obverse #2 Early Die State, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Gorgeous Old Album Radial Toning, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. An important offering of the Shattered Obverse #2 early die state that is a substantial challenge in mint state. The obverse of this lovely gem dime has the star 1 attribution point about touching the rock. A die crack proceeds from the right side of the shield on through the rock underneath Liberty's foot/sandal and exits to the rim. The reverse exhibts heavy die clashing upward from the E in DIME and right of the E in ONE. Superior eye appeal is the hallmark of this coin along with satiny luster. Both obverse and reverse centers are toned with a light orange gold that transitions to deep blues at the immediate rims. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A pleasing Liberty Seated dime offering from the Newtown Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.