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Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
G6 raw
F-104a
Original $75 New October 20! Repunched Mintmark, Horizontal Die Crack, Original, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. An original raw example of the 1839-O repunched mintmark reverse with late die state horizontal die crack. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #12. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 10C 1854-O
EF45 raw
F-103
Original $350 New October 20! Cracked Obverse, Oblique O Reverse, Original Gray, Fully Struck, Top 100 Varieties, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A challenging R5 die state (VF or better) for the 1854-O cracked obverse when paired with oblique O reverse. Surfaces are original and uniform light gray. Strike is hammered and allows an excellent if the shattered die between left arrow and 1 digit. Listed in the Top 100 Varietiesset as #39. Die variety collectors should pay close attention here. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 10C 1872
Double Die Reverse
F15 raw
F-105
Original $195 New October 20! Doubled Die Reverse, Original Gray with Ebony, Typical Strike, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A mid grade example of the 1872 double die reverse. Reverse die was hubbed twice with first hubbing 180 degrees out of phase with second hubbing. Remnants of the first hubbing are seen in the lower right wreath to the right of the lower corn ears. Surfaces are original with base layer of gray patina along with ebony highlights. There are a few scattered tick to consider. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #56. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 10C 1875
VF30 raw
F-107
Original $125 New October 20! Misplaced 1 Digit in Denticles, Original Gray Decent Strike, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A popular misplaced digit die variety due to a bold top of 1 digit protruding upward from the denticles. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with light gray patina. This is a nice original example that will easily gray. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #63. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
VG8 raw
F-111
Original $45 New October 20! Misplaced Double 76 Digits, Original Gray, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Another popular 1876 Carson City die variety due to a double set of misplaced 76 digits in the shield and to the right of the scroll end. Surface are toned a light to medium gray with no blemishes to mention. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #74. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
VG10 raw
F-107
Choice $45 New October 20! Doubled Die Obverse, Greer Reverse B, Upward Sloping Mintmark, Choice Original, Deep Gray Patina, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Always popular and easily cherrypicked due to the bold die doubling on OF AMERICA. A choice original example with deep gray patina. There are no blemishes to mention. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #72. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
G04 raw
F-108
Original $25 New October 20! Double Die Reverse, Original Light Gray, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Bold die doubling is seen in the reverse denomination. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
F15 raw
F-105
Original $165 New October 20! Double Die Obverse, Challenging Greer Reverse C, Mintmark Slope Down, Original Gun Metal Gray, Problem Free, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A strictly original example of the challenging Double Die Obverse paired with Greer Reverse C. Reverse C has a downward sloping mintmark and is scarce in all grades. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with thick gun metal gray patina. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #70. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
EF40 raw
F-113
Original $150 New October 20! Cracked Reverse, Original Gray, Well Struck, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. An infrequently seen die variety with shattered reverse. A long bold vertical die crack extends through the outer right wreath and with become even more pronounced in later die states. Surface are original and covered with gray patina. There are a few obverse rim marks to consider. A challenging 1876-CC die state variety from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 10C 1885
MS62 NGC
3887987030
F-104
Choice $285 New October 20! Misplaced 8 Digit in Denticles, F-104 Web-book Plate Coin, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An attractive 1885 Philadelphia strike that is the F-104 plate coin within the The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-104 die variety captures a misplaced 8 digit in the denticles below final 8 punch. Surfaces are choice for the assigned MS62 grade with bold frosty cartwheel luster. There is one obverse mark to the left of Liberty's face to consider. An opportunity to acquire a well struck and frosty original F-104 example for a die variety collection. The bonus is being the Fortin plate coin! Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and no CAC attempt. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1889S Seated 10C 1889-S
AU55 NGC
3832832053
F-101
Original $250 New October 20! F-101 Web-book Plate Coin, Near Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A pleasing 1889 San Francisco strike that is the F-101 plate coin within the The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-101 die variety features a Medium S sized mintmark with die file lines in the upper loop. Surfaces are strictly original with just a hint of gray patina. There is ample residual luster when viewing with a light source. A quality example that has been off the market since the mid 1990s. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Buffalo 5C 1916D Buffalo 5C 1916-D
MS63
PCGS
31405111

Gem HOLD
$315
New October 19! Wisconsin Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important consignment from the Wisconsin Collection.
Seated 50C 1871CC Seated 50C 1871-CC
VG10 PCGS
84175691
WB-2
Original $750 New October 19! Original, Mottled Ebony Gray, Accurately Graded, Half Way There Collection. Better Carson City Date with 7 different die marriages according to Bugert. The Carson City mint was in second year of operation and struck 153,950 pieces. The surviving example is original with a base layer of brown gray patina. That layer has mottled deep gray coloring that is also original though the locations limit eye appeal. There are no blemishes whatsoever even at VG10 grade level. Reverse rims are bold and so freshing to see on lower grade Seated half. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important Carson City date offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 50C 1875-S
VF30 PCGS
84024856
WB-104 WB-2
Original $160 New October 19! Small Wide S, Original Olive Gray, R4 Rarity, Accurately Graded, Half Way There Collection. A scarce mintmark size varity according to Bugert and listed as WB-104 and WB-2. This is a no question original example with olive-gray toning that is uniform across obverse and reverse. Well struck considering the VF30 level surface wear. A closed 10x loupe inspection reveal one toned over line on the upper right reverse that is mentioned for accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with label reading "Small Wide S WB-104". An important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 50C 1875-S
FR02 PCGS
84175699
WB-105 WB-19
Original $330 New October 19! Micro S, Rare Die Variety, R5 Rarity, Well Worn, Attractive Surfaces for Grade, Half Way There Collection. The Micro S for 1875 is a recognized die variety rarity in the Seated half dollar series. In his Federal Register on San Francisco varieties, he indicates the following for the Micro S, "variety is rare and known coins are usually found in very low grades." Bugert goes on to mention that only 29 examples have been recorded by the LSCC half dollar collecting community with nearly all being in AG/VG grades. I'm pleased to offer this FR02 example with much honest wear but pleasing surfaces and eye appeal at this low grade. The Micro S is boldly defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with "Micro S WB-105" listed on the label. An important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety, regardless of the grade, being offered by the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 50C 1875-S
AU58 PCGS
84771800
WB-103 WB-1
Original $750 New October 19! Condition Rarity, Medium-small Mintmark, Original Soft Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Half Way There Collection. An important offering for the Liberty Seated half dollar die variety collectors that deserves special attention. The WB-1 variety features a Medium-small S punch along with die cracks through the obverse and reverse. Reverse is especially weak at UNITED and lower olive leaves. In his Federal Register on San Francisco die varieties, Bugert states WB-1, "is a very scarce variety often found in low grades; rare in EF or better." Well then, GFRC is pleased to be offering this AU58 graded example for astute collectors. Surfaces are original and untouched. There is a faint layer of soft gray patina and reasonable luster through obverse and reverse. Some rub is seen on the high points with grading being accurate. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1876S Seated 50C 1876-S
G04 PCGS
30685562
WB-42
Choice $450 New October 19! Rare Type 2 Reverse Hub, R6 Rarity, Choice Original, Rose Gray Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Half Way There Collection. A rare die marriage with Type 2 reverse for 1876 San Francisco strike. Up until 1992, only this die pairing was known for the Type 2 reverse. Afterwards, Randy Wiley discovered a second Type 2 reverse die for this date. Given the rarity, this example offers substantial eye appeal at the assigned G04 grade. Rose-gray patina covers the field while the main devices are have a light coloring. Rims are bold and blemishes are minimal. Currently at CAC for review where I am expecting a Green bean. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with "Type 2 Reverse WB-103" on the label. An important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1835 Capped Bust 10C 1835
AU55 PCGS
14199062
JR-9
Choice $600 New October 18! Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Locating choice original AU graded Capped Bust dimes is not a trivial exercise. Most have been dipped at one point or another. This offering is so typical of GFRC inventory. Surfaces are crusty original and blemish free. The obverse has semi transparent patina which allows the luster to radiate through under bright light viewing. The reverse toning is thicker and limits residual luster. Strike is well executed and attractive. The JR-9 is a fairly common die vareity with fancy 8 digit punch and low 3 digit in the date. Accurately graded and housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality. Please give this lovely early dime consideration as you will be pleased to own.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 50C 1827
Square Base 2
AU53
PCGS
14199064
O-106
Choice $675 New October 18! Gorgeous Natural Toning, Vibrant Luster, Well Struck, Conservative Grading. A choice original 1827 O-106 Capped Bust half that every fan of original toning should pay attention too. I love this piece as incredibility natural with vibrant luster and rose, aquamarine and blue toning. GFRC images are unable to capture the beauty that appears during bright viewing. Strike is complete and uniform while the surfaces are blemish free. Grading is quite conservative as an AU53 should not offer this much vibrant luster. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this great half. Trust me on this one and you will be pleased.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 5C 1830
MS63
PCGS
5787138
LM-13
Gem HOLD
$1595
New October 18! Gem Original, Undergraded, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Fully Struck, Superior Eye Appeal. A magnificent 1830 LM-13 Capped Bust half dime with frosty cartwheel luster and golden toning throughout. Luster is vibrant and stunning for an early half dime piece graded at MS63 level. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with embossed PCGS logo on the upper reverse. Strike is deeply impressed with no devices showing any weakness. The LM-13 die variety is easily attributed by a long obverse die crack from star 6, through the cap and out to the right rim by star 8. This piece is obviously undergraded and a full MS64+ at today's standards. A perfect early type coin with superb quality for that 20 piece PCGS blue box collection.
Morgan $1 1878 Morgan $1 1878
7TF Reverse 1878
MS64
PCGS
20875854

Gem New Price
$425
New October 18! New Images and Price! Attractive Dual Sided Rainbow Toning, Gem Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Mid October 2017 aggressive pricing reduction! First year of Morgan dollar issue with the early 7 Tail Feather reverse design. Then add in beautiful dual sided rainbow toning to enhance the offering. Multi color transparent toning floats on the surfaces and allows the brilliant cartwheel luster to radiate through and tickle the eyes during bright light viewing. PCGS grading is technically accurate as there are a few tiny scattered blemishes during 10x loupe inspection. An important opportunity for collectors attempting to build a Morgan date set with only dual sided quality toners. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted for this naturally rainbow toned example along with accurately PCGS grading.
Morgan $1 1879 Morgan $1 1879
MS64 NGC Fatty
004020005

Choice New Price
$300
New October 18! Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Rose-Sky Blue Reverse Toning, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Mid October 2017 aggressive pricing reduction! One of the many top quality Watch Hill Collection duplicates arriving to the GFRC price list in early June. A gorgeous 1879 Philadelphia strike with brilliant cartwheel luster. Obverse is mostly untoned with a thin band of gold and deep blue at the rims. Reverse is where the fun is! A rose gold center is surrounded by a ring of sky blue at the legend. The center toning has a folded paper crease that validated the strict originality. Luster and eye appeal are consistent with a high grade but technically, there is some faint chatter on the cheek that requires the assigned MS64 grade. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with barcoded serial number on label. An offering that should receive special consideration.
Morgan $1 1880 Morgan $1 1880
MS65
PCGS
10093228

Gem New Price
$625
New October 18! New Images and Price! Amazing Dual Sided Toner, Better Grade, Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. Mid October 2017 aggressive pricing reduction! 1880 Philadelphia strikes at the MS65 grade level quickly move up the pricing curve with MS66 seeing a 3x increase. Now consider the stunning dual sided bullseye toning along with CAC approval for establishing fair value against the GFRC asking price. I believe potential buyers will understand my point. This gorgeous Morgan offers an obverse with medium aquamarine toning that migrates to rose-gold and ultimately deep teal-gray surrounding the stars. The reverse brings a more traditional bullseye rainbow appearance. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted for the gem example. An important duplicate from the Watch Hill Collection that should be immediately purchased. Actually, let's make a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation!
Morgan $1 1881CC Morgan $1 1881-CC
MS66 PCGS
25269278

Gem New Price
$1400
New October 18! Exceptional Obverse Pastel Toning, Gem Original, Scarce Carson City Date, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Mid October 2017 aggressive pricing reduction! A noteworthy 1881 Carson City Morgan dollar with beautiful obverse pastel toning. Mintage is 296,000 for the date but survival rate is high. Pricing is affordable in MS63 through MS65 due to substantial graded populars. In MS66, the population rapidly decreases. A long review of CoinFacts and 1881-CC PCGS MS66 Morgan auction sales verified that few toners are known at this grade level. Nearly all are frosty white or DM/DMPL examples. Watch Hill Collection consignor offers a truly gorgeous single sided toner with bisecting aquamarine-blue and rose-gold on the obverse. The coloring is enhanced by dazzling cartwheel luster. Accurately graded on a technical basis. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A special offering with GFRC images accurately capturing the colors and eye appeal.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan $1 1886
MS65
NGC Fatty
235607005

Gem New Price
$725
New October 18! Superb Gem, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster Rose-Sky Blue Transparent Patina, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Watch Hill Collection. Mid October 2017 aggressive pricing reduction! Another superb offering from the Watch Hill Collection of toner Morgan dollars. Obviously undergraded with brilliant cartwheel luster consistent with the MS66 grade level. But that is just the beginning. Obverse is covered with transparent sky blue patina that surrounds the legend and stars while the center area is mostly rose. Under a bright light, this toning melts away to expose a ring of gold surrounding the stars and lighter color shades. Reverse toning is mostly uniform rose with a thin sky blue ring between the legend and rim. A stunning piece that will please even the most selective collector. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with brown label. GOLD CAC approval is absolutely warranted.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan $1 1886
MS64
PCGS
29376005

Choice New Price
HOLD
$185
New October 18! Near Gem Original, Rainbow Bullseye Toning, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Mid October 2017 aggressive pricing reduction! One can always count on the Watch Hill Collection consignor to offer attractively toned Morgans with bold rainbow colors. Case in point is this lovely 1886 example graded PCGS MS64 and approved by CAC. The obverse is primarily toned rose gold with a sky blue arc at E PLURIBUS UNUM. Double sky blue and gold arcs frame the reverse center and its lighter rose gold. The luster and toning result in eye appeal that is consistent with a higher grade. There is a cheek blemish which holds the grade at the MS64 level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. GFRC images are quite accurate for this lovely Morgan and hint at how bright light performance would appear. From the Watch Hill Collection consignment.
Morgan $1 1890S Morgan $1 1890-S
MS63 NGC
4398177007

Original New Price
$225
New October 18! Special Aquamarine-Rose Obverse Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Mid October 2017 aggressive pricing reduction! A special offering as the first 1890-S toner Morgan handled by GFRC. Frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout with rich rose, aquamarine and gold obverse toning. A thin gold toning ring is seen on the reverse. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Another exciting duplicate from the Watch Hill Collection of toner Morgans.
Morgan $1 1898O Morgan $1 1898-O
MS63
NGC
326728007

Choice New Price
$550
New October 18! Folded Paper Obverse Toning, Choice Original, Rainbow Colors, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Mid October 2017 aggressive pricing reduction! Bullseye or arc rainbow toned Morgans can be easily gound with searching a a major coins show. However, the occurrence of end roll folder paper toning is quite rare. GFRC is so pleased to offer this stunning end roll 1898 New Orleans strike with natural rainbow coloring on the obverse (with one major paper fold). The obverse coloring extends to the reverse rims and legend. Grading is technical accurate due to several blemishes on the cheek area. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted. A very special offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
Morgan $1 1899 Morgan $1 1899
MS65 PCGS
32575165

Gem New Price
$925
New October 18! Scarce Date, Rose-Blue Luster, Few Seen Attractively Toned, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Mid October 2017 aggressive pricing reduction! The 1899 date is always challenging in circulated graded with most collections have a mint state example. This date has a smaller mintage of 330,00 in comparison to most Morgan dollars dates in excess of one or more million. Now add in dual sided toning into the equation for this scarce date. Obverse is toned a faily uniform rose-gold with deep blue arc at the upper rim. A gorgeous gold and blue ring nicely frames the untoned reverse center. Accurately graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important offering from the Watch Hill Collection if attempting to build a toner set of Morgan dollars.
Seated 25C 1871 Seated 25C 1871
AU50 PCGS
28138062

Original $500 New October 18! Better Date, Original Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. Mintage of 118,200 and very scarce in AU or better. Most collectors don't have the experience to appreciate how challenging certain Seated quarter dates are in nice AU or better. 1871 Philadelphia strikes are part of the underrated dates. This example is resides in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Surfaces are entirely original and mostly even gray with golden hues when viewing in hand and on the GFRC images. Adding a light source reveals a second side to this 1871 quarter. Obverse transitions to lovely rose and aquamarine shades while the reverse becomes all aquamarine and blue. This piece is well struck with just a hint of obverse field chatter under the toning.
Seated 50C 1844 Seated 50C 1844
AU55
PCGS
84004147
WB-2
Choice $545 New October 18! Repunched 44 North, 44 In Denticles, Near Gem Original, Gray Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded.. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this exceptional 1844 half. The WB-2 die variety comes with repunched 44 digits north and another 44 digits in the denticles. Surfaces are pristine and perfectly natural while covered with a fairly thick layer of crusty gun metal gray patina. Strike is hammered. This 1844 half is about as wholesome and natural as one could expect from a 175 year old silver coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
No Drapery
EF40 PCGS
28247822
WB-10
Choice HOLD
$530
New October 18! No Drapery Type, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading. A top quality No Drapery example with strictly original surfaces and natural gray patina. Attributing this example proved to be difficult since the obverse date punch and reverse mintmark placement are consistent with WB-10 as defined in Bill Bugert's Federal Register on Liberty Seated half dollars. The WB-10 die pairing should be with a late die state reverse which is cracked. In the case of the offered example, both obverse and reverse are very well struck with no die erosion. Could this be an earlier marriage of the same die pair? PCGS No Drapery designation on the 2013 generation holder label is accurate as the drapery is polished away. Strike is hammered and surfaces are blemish free. In summary, a quality example that will please the selective collector.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Tall Date
AU53 PCGS
83625527

Choice HOLD
$705
New October 18! Choice Original, Natural Gray-Brown Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1851 Seated 50C 1851
EF40 PCGS
84029711
WB-8
Choice $3800 New October 18! Very Rare Die Variety, Few Known, Errant 8 in Denticles, Choice Original Ebony-Gray, Accurately Graded and Challenging Date, Half Way There Collection. The 1851 date is one of the better dates in the Liberty Seated half dollar series. Bill Bugert, in his new Federal Register on Philadelphia struck halves, has identied 8 different die variety with the WB-8 being the most challenging and a true R6 rarity. GFRC is so pleased to offer this choice original example, of a Seated series rarity, with attractive ebony-gray fields and overall circulated cameo appearance. Bill Bugert states that, "Most examples known are mid-grade with high grade (AU or better) coins extremely rare. The top of 8 digit in the denticles in clearly seen with 10x loupe. Strike is nearly complete with just stars 7 and 8 lacking connected centrils. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A CAC submission is warranted given the strict originality and rarity. An important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety and better date offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1862 Seated 50C 1862
AU53
PCGS
84738735

Choice $985 New October 18! Better Date, Choice Original, Ebony-Rose Obverse Toning, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, A Unique Offering . A gorgeous 1862 half dollar that must be viewed under bright light to appreciate as GFRC images indicate a darkly toned obverse. Wow….adding a light source activates fiery red surfaces on the obverse while the reverse glows an apricot gold. This 1862 half is so nice that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Obverse strike is complete with full head details and hair curls while the reverse has some weakness on the eagle's lower left leg. There are no blemishes to report as surfaces are pristine. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval and ready to be placed into an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 50C 1866-S
No Motto
VF20 PCGS
84175689
WB-1
Original $950 New October 18! Popular No Motto San Francisco Strike, Original Surfaces, Gray Patina with Ebony Arcs, Accurately Graded, Half Way There Collection. A scarce variety with mintage of only 60,000 before reverse transition to the With Motto design. This example is in a later die state with bold die clashing in the lower reverse shield. Bugert assigned an R4 rarity rating in his Federal Registry series on Liberty Seated halves. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with an expected layer of crusty gray patina and a few ebony arcs on the obverse for additional character. Strike is typical for the WB-1 variety. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with following on label, "No Motto, Small S, WB-101". An important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1868S Seated 50C 1868-S
AU53 PCGS
27810418
WB-2
Original $550 New October 18! Near Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Well Struck for Issue. Light gray patina covers soft satiny residual luster on this lovely 1868-S half. The WB-2 die pairing includes a well worn reverse with heavy metal flow lines and severe erosion at the denticles. Strike is essentially complete given the condition of the late die state reverse. Obverse and reverse are both heavily clashed. A closed 10x loupe inspection, really a critical evaluation, revealed one toned over line at the top of the right wing tip. Finding choice CAC approved examples of the 1868 San Francisco date will be challenging while this example would fit nicely into a date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1874CC Seated 50C 1874-CC
G06 PCGS
84175698
WB-2
Choice $1285 New October 18! Key Carson City Date, Choice Original, Light Gray Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded, Half Way There Collection. I really like this 1874-CC half for several reasons. First is the strict originality. Second is the lovely circulated cameo appearance with medium gray fields and lighter main devices. Next is rarity as mintage is only 59,000 and a series key date. Finally, the grading is conservative with bold obverse device and rim with complete rims on the reverse too. This surviving 1874 Carson City is so well preserved that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. An important Carson City date offering in true choice preservation state from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1891 Seated 50C 1891
EF40 PCGS
84024857
WB-101
Original $200 New October 18! Better Date, Original, Lovely Light Gray, Dark Gold Rims, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Half Way There Collection. The 1891 date is often forgotten and lacks respect due to last year of issue. Mintage is only 200,000 but being at the end of a date string with very low mintages is underwheming. In reality, it is a better date and worth consideration. This example is original with light gray-silver surfaces and a dark golden ring at the obverse rim. Strike is typical. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A solid Seated half dollar offering from the Half Way There Collection that is fairly priced and desire attention.
Seated 5C 1854 Seated 5C 1854
MS63
PCGS
15595234

Gem HOLD
$725
New October 18! Gem Original, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Gold and Aquamarine Toning, Hammered Strike, Undergraded and So Attractive. Vibrant frosty cartwheel luster dominates the eyes when viewing this lovely 1854 Seated half dime. One quick look wil have the collector scratching their heads as to the assigned MS63 grade. Surfaces are covered with combination gold and aquamarine patina that is transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is hammered with all stars having rounded points while Liberty's facial characteristic and hair hurls are perfectly struck. There are no blemishes to warrant a net grading situation. Clearly this 1854 half dime is undergraded and at the MS64+ to MS65 level at current standards. A cool acquisition for a type set to fill that With Arrows hole. Or this piece can be collected for its Gold CAC sticker too as so few exist for Liberty Seated coinage. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Medium Date
VF20 PCGS
84024855
WB-12
Original $160 New October 17! Triple Punched Date, Original Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Half Way There Collection. Bold date repunching is visible below the lower loop of the 8 digit and also below the horizontal segment of the 4 digit. Surfaces are toned an even light gray. There are no obvious blemishes worth mentioning. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A Liberty Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1844O Seated 50C 1844-O
Doubled Date
G04 PCGS
84771798
WB-22
Original HOLD
$650
New October 17! Popular Doubed Date Variety, Deep Gray-Blue Patina, Full Rims, Accurately Graded, Half Way There Collection. Doubled digits are boldly defined at the base regardless of the Good 4 assigned grade. Surfaces covered with rich aquamarine gray patina. Rims are well defined while surfaces are free from any major blemishes. Let's just rememver that this piece is graded only Good 4 an saw heavy circulation. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Tall Date
F12 NGC
4475636014
WB-17
Original HOLD
$150
New October 17! Tall Date, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Accurately Graded, Half Way There Collection. An inexpensive example of the 1846 Tall Date variety with old album radial toning. Concentric rings of gold and blue surround the obverse stars while the center is a light gray. Reverse has a more uniform dirty gray patina with hints of gold. Surfaces are blemish free as the Fine 12 circulated grade level. Housed in new large font NGC holder. A Liberty Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
VF35 PCGS
33397693
WB-12
Original $190 New October 17! Repunched 1, Triple Punched 8 Digits, Original Crusty Gray, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Half Way There Collection. A neat repunched date die variety for 1858 New Orleans strikes. Under a 10x loupe, the extra segment of a 1 digit is seen protrucing from the final punched 1 upright. There are double repunched 8 digits above the top loop of the final 8 digit. Surfaces are original and covered with thick crusty gray patina. Strike is typical and grading is accurate. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1866 Seated 50C 1866
With Motto
VF30 PCGS
33397698

Original $160 New October 17! With Motto, Original Dirty Gray Patina, Decent Strike, Fairly Graded, Half Way There Collection. First year in which the scroll with IN GOD WE TRUST added to Seated half dollar reverse. The 1866 With Motto example is accurately graded. Surfaces are original and covered with a thick crusty layer of gray patina. The darker arc, on the obverse, is a toning streak. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Anothe Seated half dollar die variety offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 10C 1850 Seated 10C 1850
MS62 NGC
579502003
F-107b
Choice HOLD
$495
New October 16! Cracked Reverse, F-107b Web-book Plate Coin, Old Album Rainbow Colors, Choice Original, Accurately Graded. An important offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and F-107b plate coin in the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-107b late die state features a cracked reverse with multiple die cracks exiting to the rim. I've seen few example, especially in mint state. Beautiful old album toning is the highlight of this special piece. Fields are mildly reflective and covered with rose, blues and gold through obverse and reverse. Strike is nearly complete with wire rims being evident. Blemish wise, the surfaces have a few scattered ticks of no consequence and consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in early generation NGC holder with standard ring insert and small ANA hologram. A special opportunity for die variety collectors.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
85100415

Choice $275 New October 16! Hubbed Date and Arrows, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lovely 1853 With Arrows example struck with hubbed date and arrows along with the primary devices. Definitely choice as surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with gray-gold patina. The reverse is more crusty while lovely golden luster is apparent on the reverse when viewed with a light source. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Worthy of a CAC approval attempt. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1858 Seated 10C 1858
MS63 NGC
685017003
F-108
Original $525 New October 16! Near Choice Original, Light Aquamarine-Gold Toning, F-108 Web-book Plate Coin, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1858 F-108 plate coin for the Definitive Resource from Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during October 1997 so off the market for twenty years. Surfaces are choice and covered with intermixed rose, aquamarine, gold and other subtle colors. Obverse strike is weak on the right stars else a choice quality rating. Date position is the primary diagnostic for the F-108 so little to discuss there. Housed in early generation NGC holder with standard ring insert and small ANA hologram. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1891S Seated 10C 1891-S
MS63 NGC
568147007
F-114
Choice HOLD
$350
New October 16! Small Block S Mintmark, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Late Die State Dies, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Small Block S mintmark. Purchased September 1997 as part of the expansion Liberty Seated dime die variety research project. Struck with well worn dies but regardless, strike is crisp an bold for the worn out main devices. This piece exhibit radiant cartwheel luster that is eye catching. Faint gold toning is apparent on the legend and other reverse wreath devices. Housed in early generation NGC holder with standard ring insert and small ANA hologram. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 10C 1839
VF35 PCGS
85100412
F-106
Choice HOLD
$275
New October 15! Business Strike with Proof Die Alignment, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1839 F-106 die pairing captures proof strikes until a circulated example was discovered during 2015. Multiple die press setups were employed with the F-106 die pair results in different reverse die alignments. The initial pairing, for proof strikes, results in 12 degree left reverse die alignment and no traces of obverse die cracks. This die alignment was considered to be an important diagnostic for proof strikes until Gerry Fortin discovered a VF35 example with same reverse die rotation. Was this specimen a proof strike that escaped into circulation or yet another business strike variation for the die pairing? Listed in the 1839 F-106 web-book page to document the discovery and fact that proof and circulation strikes are known with 12 degree left reverse rotation. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1843 Seated 10C 1843
AU53
PCGS
30694451
F-101
Choice HOLD
$250
New October 15! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Strictly original with choice surfaces that are covered with crusty gray patina. 1843 Philadelphia strikes are available in lower circulated grades but become quite scarce in AU or better. This naturally toned example has been in the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection since the mid 1990s. Strike is typical for the F-101 die pairing. Surfaces are blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. One look at the GFRC images will explain the reasons for CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 10C 1845
AU55
PCGS
30694453
F-104
Choice HOLD
$385
New October 15! Lapped Repunched Date Dies, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1845 F-104 plate coin for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-104 die variety captures late die state dies after being lapped and removing repunching on the 45 digits. This example is choice original with crusty gray-olive patina and no blemishes whatsoever. Held in the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collectio since the late 1990s. Housed in 2014 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1849 Seated 10C 1849
MS62 PCGS
28247612
F-104
Original $985 New October 15! Repunched Date, Former 1849/8 Overdate, Original Gray-Gold Patina, Steely Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection. An important mint state example of the 1849 F-104 Repunched Date die variety that is also part of the Top 100 Varieties set. Prior to 1990, this die variety was thought to be an 1849/8 overdate but subsequent research by Greer and Fortin as indicated only a repunched occurrence. This original example has steely light gray luster with bright gold coloring during bright light viewing. Strike is complete while surfaces are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. The soft steely luster holds this piece back from a higher grade and presents an excellent value at assigned grade level. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1853O Seated 10C 1853-O
MS62 ANACS OWH
398059
F-107
Original HOLD
$3750
New October 15! Rare Mint State Grade, Hammered Strike, Reverse Rotated Left 18 Degrees, Golden Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1853-O F-107 plate coin in the Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Die Variety Collectors and a rare mint state offering. Locating 1853 New Orleans examples with complete strikes could take years since most are found with weak heads or reverse wreath leaves. This F-107 example offers a hammered strike with bold head details and round stars along with fully defined reverse devices. Surfaces are covered with a base layer of light gold patina and additional gray hues surrounding stars and reverse legend. Reverse is rotated left 18 degrees and adds another layer of desirability. Housed in ANACS old white holder and part of the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection since being purchased from Jim O'Donnell at the 1999 ANA World's Fair of Money show. Astute Liberty Seated dime collectors will immediately understand the importance of this offering.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Small Date
AU55 PCGS
30447907
F-111
Choice $295 New October 15! Repunched 18 Digits, Doubled Shield, F-111 Web-book Plate Coin, Hammered Strike, Gun Metal Gray Blue, Undergraded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An important offering of the F-111 plate coin in the Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-111 die pairing is attributed by repunching on the 18 digits and die doubling on the left shield edge, lower scroll edge and on the bottom gown line near the pendant. Surfaces are strictly original with rich gun metal gray and blue patina. Strike is absolutely hammered and atypical for an 1856 Small Date example. Undergraded by PCGS as I originally assigned an MS61 grade when purchased during 1997 as there are no signs of wear. Housed in 2014 generation holder. Another important numismatic property from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1856O Seated 10C 1856-O
EF45 PCGS
28172768
F-104
Choice $245 New October 15! Repunched 56 Up, Uniform Gray Patina, Well Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A choice original example of the popular Repunched 56 Up die variety that is part of the Top 100 Varieties set. Surfaces are perfectly natural and so well preserved. Light gray patina covers both obverse and reverse while strike is completely executed on all devices. Conservatively graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another quality numismatic property from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1858 Seated 10C 1858
AU58
PCGS
30447908
F-106
Choice HOLD
$325
New October 15! Choice Original, F-106 Web-book Plate Coin, Light Golden Patina over Lustrous Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An important offering of the 1858 F-106 plate coin in the Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-106 die pairing is attributed by a date position with 1 digit nearly touching the "0" denticle and die polish lines behind (AME)RICA on reverse legend. Surfaces are strictly original with light mottled gold patina covering lustrous fields. Strike is typical for the date. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation holder. CAC captures the strict originality and accurately grading. Another important numismatic property from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1858 Seated 10C 1858
AU50
PCGS
30447909
F-103
Gem HOLD
$235
New October 15! Gem Original, F-103 Web-book Plate Coin, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1858 F-103 plate coin from the Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Die Variety Collectors online reference is offered here. This F-103 dime has been one of the favorites within the reference collection. This gem example offers a near hammered strike with bold head details and round stars along with fully defined reverse devices except for a touch of weakness on the bow knot. Surfaces are covered with a crusty layer of olive gray patina and are essentially blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
AU58
PCGS
50021322
F-104a
Choice HOLD
$850
New October 15! Rare Open 3 Die Pairing, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1873 No Arrows Open 3 date remains underrated and locating choice examples will take patience. This F-104a example is the die variety plate coin at The Definitive Resource for the Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collector. Surfaces are choice original with thick crusty brown-gray patina that is uniform across obverse and reverse. Strike is complete. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed a few random chatter marks in the right obverse field that are toned obverse and ancient. The F-104a die state documents a cracked obverse die with bold die crack through the top of the 187 digits to base. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and old time PCGS embossed label. CAC approval captures the strict originality and accurate grading. Another fine numismatic property from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 10C 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU55
PCGS
30447945
F-106
Choice HOLD
$325
New October 15! F-106 Type 2 Reverse Web-book Plate Coin, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1877 Carson City F-106 Type 2 Reverse plate coin from the Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Die Variety Collectors online reference is offered here. A perfectly original specimen with uniforum light gray patina. Strike is complete and surfaces are blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 10C 1884
MS64 PCGS OGH
6405752
F-111
Choice $450 New October 15! Choice Original, F-111 Web-book Plate Coin, MS65+ Eye Appeal, Fairly Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A splendid 1884 dime with satiny cartwheel luster and eye appeal of a higher grade. Surfaces are toned in light to medium violet-gray shades. Strike is complete and adds to the overall eye appeal. Why is this lovely dime not in an MS65 or even MS66 graded holder? There is an obverse contact mark between A(ME)RICA that has been net graded to MS64 but did not bother me when purchased in the late 1990s. The current F-111 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and definitely old time quality and originality. Housed in PCGS old green holder.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
AU55 PCGS
85100432
F-101
Choice $160 New October 15! F-101 Web-book Plate Coin, Choice Original, Light Gold Patina and Luster, Typical Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. I would be surprised if this dime were not to receive CAC approval since so choice original at the assigned PCGS grade level. The F-101 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection reflecting old time quality and originality.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 10C 1888
AU58 PCGS
85100433
F-112
Choice HOLD
$165
New October 15! F-112 Web-book Plate Coin, Choice Original, Mottled Rose, Blue and Gray Coloring, Faint Rub, Typical Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. I would be surprised if this dime were not to receive CAC approval due to choice original surfaces and eye appeal at the assigned PCGS grade level. The F-112 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection reflecting old time quality and originality.
Seated 10C 1888S Seated 10C 1888-S
MS62 PCGS
85100436
F-108
Original HOLD
$400
New October 15! F-108 Web-book Plate Coin, Obverse Legend Heavy Re-engraving, Original Frosty Surfaces, Faint Creamy Gold Luster, Bold Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1888 San Francisco F-108 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Creamy silver gold surfaces and muted luster are readily apparent. Strike is boldly executed with heavy re-engraving of the legend on the obverse working die. A few faint obverse hairlines are seen in the lower left field. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. Another web-book plate coin offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1852 Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
MS62 PCGS
34114532

Choice HOLD
$435
New October 14! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Southern Maine Collection. This Southern Maine gold piece is freshly graded at PCGS and just back into GFRC inventory. I had originally graded this lovely 1852 quarter eagle as an MS62 but the grading gurus have an AU58 opinion. Regardless, the surfaces are so choice with swirling frosty luster. Strike is completed impressed and adds to overall eye appeal. Conservative grading on this choice original example. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Off the market for several decades.
Gold G$2.5 1904 Gold G$2.5 1904
Liberty
MS64 PCGS
34114533

Choice $495 New October 14! Near Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Southern Maine Collection. Yet another lovely United States gold offering from the Southern Maine Collection. Freshly graded at PCGS. My grade estimate was MS64 and PCGS agreed on this example. Surface are near gem level and offer attractive satiny cartwheel luster. Strike is absolutely hammered and adds to the overall desirability. Housed in 2015 style holder.
Gold G$5 1880 Gold G$5 1880
Liberty
AU58 PCGS
34114535

Choice $500 New October 14! Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Copper Gold Patina, Conservatively Graded, Southern Maine Collection. A choice original half eagle that is so conservatively graded. This is another Southern Maine Collection offering that has been off the market for decades and just graded at PCGS. My grading estimate was MS63 based on the vibrant cartwheel luster and no signs of wear. PCGS assigned grade is AU58 and we have priced at the MS60 guide level. Blemishes are minimal. A perfect type coin with lovely copper gold patina.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 50C 1838
Reeded Edge
AU53
PCGS
28609836

Choice $595 New October 13! Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Grade, White Pine Collection. Crusty original surfaces are the highlight of this desirable 1838 Reeded Edge half. Strike is nearly complete with only star 1 and 7 lacking definition. Surface are well preserved with only a tiny reverse field mark above right wing mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 25C 1840-O
No Drapery
VF35
PCGS
33548986
Briggs 2-B
Choice $425 New October 13! Choice Original, Late Die State, Heavy Clashing, Light Gray Rim Toning, White Pine Collection. The mintmark right reverse die pairing. A choice late die state example with bold obverse die clashing. Reverse eagle wings are boldly transferred to the obverse die. Die erosion is severe with all traces of rim denticles effaced. Surfaces are toned a light gray with some golden hues at immediate rims. There are no blemishes to discuss. I see this No Drapery quarter heading into a die variety set collection rather than being used in a type set. The late die state characteristics would be fascinating to those who appreciate. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1857O Seated 25C 1857-O
EF40
PCGS
26201456
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$285
New October 13! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. Strictly original with classic gun metal gray toning. The Briggs 2-B die pairing usually results in strong strikes. This is the case, all stars having connected centrils along with nicely definied head. Surfaces are blemish free and well preserved. Accurately graded and housed in 2012 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval capture the strict originality and fair grading. A quality offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1864 Seated 25C 1864
EF40 PCGS
11477441
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$685
New October 13! Important Civil War Date, Medium Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. Mintage of 93,600 and scarcer than prior year 1863 strikes. Surviving examples for the 1864 Civil War date are concentrated at the EF40 and EF45 grade levels with PCGS pop report indicating 27 total. That amount is meager as compared to the numberts of collectors attempting a date and mintmark set. The White Pine specimen is above average in terms of overall quality. Surfaces sport an attractive olive-gray patina that also contains rose hues. Coloring is uniform across obverse and reverse. The fun starts when viewing under a bright light. Obverse shifts to gun metal blues and light gold surrounding the stars while reverse has a combination of blues and rose. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is typical of 1864 circulation strikes with flower like stars. Housed in 2012 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Another fine property from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1865 Seated 25C 1865
AU53
PCGS
28662647
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$895
New October 13! Choice Original, Above Average Eye Appeal, Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. Let's start the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I really like this example. Surfaces are perfectly original and covered with light transparent gray patina. Faint gold is evident around the stars and legend. Strikes is deeply impressed which adds to the desirability. A 10x loupe inspection, several as a matter of fact, revealed no blemishes to mention. Mintage is a meager 58,800 and much lower than prior 1863 and 1864 dates. PCGS pop report indicates a total of 25 graded in all AU grades (AU50 through AU58) while CAC has approved 8 total across PCGS/NGC. This date is prohibitively rare in choice mint state as only one piece with CAC approval; MS66 Gardner specimen. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 50C 1845 Seated 50C 1845
AU53 PCGS
24923347

Choice $625 New October 13! Better Date, Choice Original, Reflective Mirrored Luster, Lovely Gold Rims, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. . Astute Liberty Seated half dollar collectors are beginning to realized the underrated status of 1845 Philadelphia strikes. GFRC has handled few piecea and so pleased to be offering a choice original example that is accurately graded at the AU53. Eye appeal is high whether viewing in hand or with a light source. Fields are lightly mirrored and offer considerable reflective cartwheel luster. Thin golden toning at the rims just enhances the eye appeal. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed faint roller lines across Liberty's upper body as made at the Philadelphia mint. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A better date offering from the White Pine Collection that should be carefully considered.
Seated 50C 1874S Seated 50C 1874-S
VF35 ANACS OWH
519975

Original HOLD
$385
New October 13! Eye Appeal, Lovely Rose-Gray Patina, Uniform Strike White Pine Collection. An eye catching example of scarcer San Francisco With Arrows dates. Surfaces are covered with rose gray patina couple with ebony highlights at the stars and rim. Same is true for the reverse. Strike is uniform while the ANACS grading is just a tad optimistic as VF30 would be more appropriate. Regardless, this offering is so desirable due to the lovely toning and consistent colors. Housed in ANACS old white holder. A quality offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 25C 1839
Very Long Claws
VF30
PCGS
33261748
Briggs 4-C
Choice HOLD
$500
New October 12! Very Long Claws, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Very Long Claws. A most challenging 1839 reverse design hub variation that is listed as the first entry in the Top 25 Varieties set by noted Seated quarter expert Greg Johnson. Probably few Very Long Claws examples exist in choice original as found with this perfectly natual offering. Surfaces are covered with medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. There are no blemishes to discuss as such a choice specimen that is accurately graded. With some careful practice the Very Long Claws reverse hub design can be easily attributed based on the end position of the left most claw with respect to the adjacent olive berry. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important die variety and Top 25 Variety offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1843 Seated 25C 1843
EF40
PCGS
32086553
Briggs 1-A
Choice $585 New October 12! Shattered Reverse, Choice Original, Darker Gray-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. A choice original example of the 1843 Briggs 1-A die pairing but in a late die with fully shattered reverse. In the E-Gobrecht April 2013 issue, noted Seated quarter expert, Greg Johnson, indicates that the “shattered reverse” appears to be quite rare with only a single example seen in more than 8 years of looking. With more time and awareness, more example are beginning to surface. This example is choice original with rich gray-gold surfaces and no detracting. Strike is hammered with all stars nicely rounded and reverse eagle feathers being deeply impressed. Grading is accurate at the EF40 designated level. An opportunity for the advanced Liberty Seated quarter collector to secure a challenging shattered die variety. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality Seated quarter offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1857O Seated 25C 1857-O
VF35
PCGS
24298070
Briggs 6-C
Choice $250 New October 12! Choice Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. A choice original 1857 New Olreans struck example with deep gray-gold patina. This piece screams originality and so pleased to have a second opportunity to handle as previously placed into the Kansas Collection. Strike is a tad soft on the obverse and lower reverse but consistent with the Briggs 6-C die pairing per Briggs. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captured the originality and accurate grading. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Kansas Collection that deserves carefully scrutiny.
Seated 25C 1859O Seated 25C 1859-O
EF40
PCGS
14003618
Briggs 1-A
Choice $415 New October 12! Better Date, Olive Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Conservative Grading, Kansas Collection. Mintage for the 1859 New Orleans date is only 260,000 with few surviving example to meet current collector demand. This date and mint strike becomes rare in AU55 or better with few auction appearances. This lovely example, from the Kansas Collection, is choice original for the assigned grade and conservatively graded. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with an olive gray patina that is completely natural. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates what my eyes see; strict originality and conservative grading.
Mercury 10C 1919 Mercury 10C 1919
Double Die Obverse
FR02 PCGS
81692204
FS-101
Choice $1495 New October 9! Rare Double Die Obverse Variety, Few Known, Choice Original, CAC Approved, AuburnNY Accordian Collection . An important opportunity to acquire the earliest known double die obverse in the Mercury dime denomination. First reported in Coin World during February 2015 after being identified by Jeffrey Sam. Few examples are known with the finest being graded PCGS EF45. A check of Heritage Auction archives failed to locate a single auction listing so definitely rare. Strong doubling is seen on the tops of the letters of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST as the key die market. Even on this PCGS FR02 graded example, the doubling on GOD and TRUST is readily visible. Surfaces are no question original and so choice with nothing but honest wear. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval for validation of the strict originality. PCGS label captured the double die obverse attribution and reads, "DDO FS-101". A rare die variety offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection to consider for fans of doubled dies.
Seated 10C 1865 Seated 10C 1865
VF20 PCGS
33437110
F-101a
Original HOLD
$1495
New October 9! Rare Civil War Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. All Philadephia Seated dime dates between 1863 and 1867 have very low mintages. Small denomination coinage had disappeared from circulation during the Civil War along with the mint having difficulties with procuring adequate silver bullion to service eastern Union commerce demands. 1865 mintage is only 10,000 pieces with most survivors being in mint state due to being preserved by local collectors. This 1865 example managed to enter circulation and survived with light wear. Surfaces are covered with crusty gun metal gray patina with embedded rose and gold hues. Strike is typical. Repunching between the 8 and 6 digits validates the business strike. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important better date Seated dime offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1866 Seated 10C 1866
VG08 NGC
2656918006
F-102a
Original $1550 New October 9! Rare Civil War Date, Near Choice Original, Light Gray Toning, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. All Philadephia Seated dime dates between 1863 and 1867 have very low mintages. Small denomination coinage had disappeared from circulation during the Civil War along with the mint having difficulties with procuring adequate silver bullion to service eastern Union commerce demands. 1866 mintage is only 8,000 pieces with most survivors being in mint state due to being preserved by local collectors. This 1866 example offers near choice original surfaces that are covered with light gray patina. Obverse rim is sharp with well defined denticles while the reverse is complete but well worn. Blemishes are limited to a few ancient contact marks that are toned over. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge insert. An important better date Seated dime offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 10C 1891
VF30 ANACS OWH
2709183
F-107
Original $95 New October 9! Misplaced Digit In Denticles, Original Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Top 100 Varieties, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. One does not often see the 1891 F-107 die variety with a misplaced digit in the denticles below the final 89 digits. This die variety is #94 in the Top 100 Varieties set. The offered example, from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection, resides in mid 1990s generation ANACS white holder and is accurately graded. Surfaces are strictly original with even light gray toning and without blemishes.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
F12 NGC
2723158013
F-106a
Original HOLD
$85
New October 8! Original Gray Patina, Intermediate Cobweb Reverse Die State, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1839-O Cobweb Shattered reverse is always popular with Seated dime die variety collectors. This example offers reverse die cracks between the F-106 and fully shattered F-106a die states but would still qualify for inclusion into a Top 100 Varieties set. Accurately graded with mostly gray surfaces along with some ebony toning on upper obverse. Housed in new NGC large font holder and fairly priced. A quality offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1846 Seated 10C 1846
G06 PCGS
31622458
F-101
Choice $450 New October 8! Key Date For With Stars Design Type, Choice Original, Bold Rims, Olive-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1846 Philadelphia strikes are well recognized as being the key date for With Stars design type. Mintage is only 31,300 with most surviving examples being in lower circulated grades. This example offers choice original surfaces that are entirely blemish free. Obverse rims are bold while the reverse rim is nearly complete. Attractive olive-gray patina compliments the residual device details. Overall, an attractive example that is fairly graded and probably worth a CAC attempt. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection of interesting Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
No Arrows
G04 PCGS
31359681
F-102
Original $175 New October 8! Scarce No Arrows Type, Original Gun Metal Gray, Honest Wear, Conservative Grading, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1853 No Arrows date is well recognized as a scarce date in the Liberty Seated dime series and a rarity for Seated quarters. This Seated dime example sports classic gun metal gray patina over honestly worn surfaces. Obverse rim is bold while the reverse rim has a slightly worn spot to the left of the left stem end. PCGS grading is conservative as Good 6 would be more appropriate. Ideal for the challenging hole is a circulated date and mintmark set as strictly original and wholesome. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1863 Seated 10C 1863
VF Details PCGS
29486115

Market Acceptable $1150 New October 8! Rare Civil War Date, Rich Copper-Gray Patina, Dark Verdigris, Reverse Solder Point, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. All Liberty Seated Philadelphia Civil War dates, 1863 through 1867, are challenging to locate in any grade. Most of the surviving examples are proofs or mint state pieces as few struck examples made it to circulation. This 1863 strike is accurately graded at the VF Details level. Surfaces are covered with a dark copper gray patina along with some ebony verdigris surrounding the legend. What appears to be a small solder point is visible on D(I)ME as the only sign of damage. This solder point appears to be too small for use as a jewelry piece. Priced accordingly and an excellent filler for a circulated date and mintmark set. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 25c 1848 Seated 25C 1848
EF40 PCGS
34114527
Briggs 1-A
Original $400 New October 8! Repunched Date, Compass Point Reverse, Crusty Original Gray Patina, Some Ebony Verdigris, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Just back from PCGS grading. A strictly original example of the Briggs 1-A die pairing with combination repunched date obverse and Compass Point reverse. Gun metal gray patina covers the surfaces along with ebony verdigris that surrounds portions of the stars and date punch along reverse lower reverse legend. Obverse strike is sharp while the reverse exhibits weakness at the eagle's leg and arrow feathers. There are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. A wholesome early date example with just light wear that will please the selective collector. A quality duplicate from the Sunset Point Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25c 1858S Seated 25C 1858-S
VF25 PCGS
34114529
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1285 New October 8! Better Date, Choice Original, Attractive Circulated Cameo Apperance, Fully Gradeable, Sunset Point Collection. Just back from PCGS. This lovely 1858-S Seated quarter graded VF25 consistent with initial raw GFRC grading. Substantial eye appeal is at hand with this attractive 1858-S offering from the Sunset Point Collection. Contrasting medium gray fields and lighter main devices lead to that desirable circulated cameo appearance that collectors strike to locate. A no question TPG gradeable example with no blemishes whatsoever. Frankly, someone should immediately jump on this offering as a better date with low survival rate. Many examples seen are with problems while this piece is so choice and original. Fairly priced for the overall quality. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC submission being a next step.
Seated 20C 1875S Seated 20C 1875-S
VF25
PCGS
24700443
BF-10
Choice $215 New October 6! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patinal, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. A choice example of the scarcer BF-10 die pairing. Reverse die cracks are in an interim die state. Surfaces are toned gun metal gray. Strike is typical with weakness on the stars in right field. There are no blemishes to report. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and standard insert. A quality type coin from the White Pine Collection and fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1855 Seated 25C 1855
With Arrows
AU53 PCGS
30526861

Original $345 New October 6! Attractive Golden Luster, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. 1855 Philadelphia strikes are scarcer than 1854 counterpart when seeking an example of the With Arrows type. This lovely 1855 example offers a hammered strike and frosty luster. Surfaces are covered with thin layer of golden patina that glows when viewed under bright light. There are no blemishes whatsoever to detract from the overall eye appeal. Housed in 2014 generation holder. An attractive offering from the White Pine Collection that should be carefully considered by type coin collectors.
Seated 25C 1858O Seated 25C 1858-O
EF45
PCGS
16185833

Choice $425 New October 6! Choice Original, Strong Eye Appeal, Soft Old Album Toning, Residual Luster, Conservative Grading, White Pine Collection. Housed in older blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the originality, conservative grading and eye appeal. A quality offering from the White Pine Collection that deserves a second and third look as recommended.
Seated 25C 1891O Seated 25C 1891-O
F12
PCGS
25374205

Choice $1100 New October 6! Rare Date and Under Appreciated, Choice Original, Gray Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. For some unknown reason, to me, the 1891 New Olreans just does not secure the respect it deserves in circulated grades. Mintage is only 68,000 pieces as the New Olreans mint was focused on strike Morgan dollars followed by Seated dimes. Seated quarters must have been an after throught. Since the New Olreans mint started small denomination strikes during 1891, those pieces were saved by local collectors. As a result, most of the choice surviving examples are found at the mint state level. Checking CAC population report revealed that 43 of the 53 pieces approval are in in mint state grades. That is 81% of the population. In circulated one does not see this date. This Fine 12 example is the only one approved at the grade level. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and standard insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to the lovely eye appeal, original surfaces and accurate grading. An important Liberty Seated quarter date in circulated grade from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 50C 1856S Seated 50C 1856-S
EF45 PCGS
14246850
WB-2
Original HOLD
$1225
New October 6! Challenging Early San Francisco Date, Uniform Gun Metal Gray, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. Housed in older blue label holder with standard ring insert. Low mintage (211,000) early San Francisco date with low survival rate in all circulated grades and so rare in mint state. Surfaces are toned a gray-rose with stronger rose hues becoming apparent with a light source. Strike is nearly complete with some weakness at the lower eagle's left leg being typical for the date. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. An important offering from the White Pine Collection that deserves special consideration for that hole in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1860S Seated 50C 1860-S
AU50 PCGS
21126521
WB-2
Original $495 New October 6! Original Light Gray Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Better Date at Grade, White Pine Collection. Housed in early blue label holder with standard ring insert. Light gray surfaces are strictly original with no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is full and complete. Residual mint frost is easily seen in the protected areas. A challenging date to locate in strong choice or gem condition. This example is near choice, accurately graded and deserves consideration. A quality offering from the White Pine Collection.
Gold G$5 1893 Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS62 raw

Original $410 New October 5! Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Southern Maine Collection. A lovely mint state $5 half eagle with vibrant luster throughout obverse and reverse. Luster is consistent with a high mint state grade. There is an obverse mark in the left field that justifies a lower grade. Strike is complete. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection. Off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1893 Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
AU55 raw

Original $350 New October 5! Classic Copper Gold Patina, Original Surfaces, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Southern Maine Collection. A pleasing $5 half eagle offering for the bullion box or as an inexpensive type coin. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with classic copper-gold patina. Residual luster is present and attractive. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection that has been off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1901S Gold G$5 1901-S
Liberty
AU58 raw

Choice $390 New October 5! Mirrored Surfaces, Choice Original, Hint of Rub, Southern Maine Collection. Collectors always see the AU58 grade level provided optimum value. This is definitely the case for the 1901 San Francisco struck $5 half eagle. Surfaces are essentially blemish free while fields have mild mirrors. An attractive example with just a hint of wear. Will probably end up in a TPG MS62 holder at some point but for the time being I'm assigned an AU58 grade and priced accordingly. From the Southern Maine Collection and stored in bank vault for several decades.
Gold G$5 1901S Gold G$5 1901-S
Liberty
AU58 raw

Choice $380 New October 5! Choice Original, Frosty Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Southern Maine Collection. One immediately notes the frosty luster and rich orange gold patina. Faint rub justifies an AU58 grade while surfaces are essentially mark free and choice. A quality example that will please the new owner. From the Southern Maine Collection and off the market for several decades.
Seated 10C 1849 Seated 10C 1849
MS62 PCGS
80573954
F-106
Original HOLD
$600
New October 4! Scarce Date in Mint State, Late Die State, Mottled Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. 1849 Seated dimes are not often encountered at the mint state level. PCGS has graded 13 at MS62 level but few have appeared at auction. In MS65 or better, this date is a rarity. The offered example is from the Grey Soldier Collection and is the F-106 die pairing with prominent die cracks on both obverse and reverse. This piece was featured in the October 2017 E-Gobrecht edition, published by the LSCC, and extensively discussed by Benny Haimovitz in the Cracked, Shattered and Terminal column. Surfaces are fully original with mottled blues on the obverse and uniform grays on the reverse. Strike is fully executed for the F-106 die variety as all examples seen have weakly hubbed head and gown line devices. This piece is completely blemish free and grade limited by residual luster. Diagnostic die cracks are bold and easy to view with 10x loupe. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another important offering from the Grey Soldier Collection that should receive special consideration.
Seated 50C 1846O Seated 50C 1846-O
Medium Date
AU55 PCGS
32758185
WB-1
Choice $1275 New October 4! Medium Date, Choice Original, Rotated Reverse 90 Degrees Left, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. An important offering of the 1846 New Orleans WB-1 Medium Date die pairing with unlisted rotated reverse 90 degrees left. This is an early die state example with faint die cracks present in the reverse legend. This reverse die will continue to degrade until completed shattered in late die states. The die clash in the lower reverse shield is present. A strictly original example with choice surfaces and residual mint frost throughout the main devices. Bright light viewing accentuates light silver gray luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and choice. Strike is typical with some weakness at the head and right stars. The extra knob (repunching) on the 6 digit is very clear under 10x loupe and easily validates the WB-1 die variety. From the Grey Soldier Collection of fine numismatic properties and a cool acquisition for the advanced collector of Seated half dollar die varieties.
Seated 10C 1881 Seated 10C 1881
AU58 raw
F-101a
Original HOLD
$525
New October 3! Proof Like Business Strike, Well Struck, Untoned Surfaces, Fairly Graded. 1881 Philadelphia strikes have a low mintage of 24,000 piece with all circulation strikes being made from a single pair of left over proof dies. Most F-101a examples will be found with light proof like fields. The is the case with this lovely circulation strike. Strike is fully executed with all main devices being well defined. Rims are broad with traces of proof wire rims. This piece has been dipped resulting in even white coloring. Faint gold is seen at both obverse and reverse rims. A 10x loupe inspection revealed a few micro contact points on the obverse and none on the reverse. Actually graded and fairly priced as a challenging date in the Liberty Seated dime series.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 10C 1887
PR64 PCGS
85100429
F-101
Choice $685 New October 2! Choice Original, Watery Proof Fields, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An absolutely original 1887 proof dime with watery mirrored fields. As in the case with most proof Seated dime, bright light viewing is required to release the natural coloring and reflective mirrors. In the case of this 1887 specimen, a light source exposes subtle sky blue and light gold on the obverse. These same colors are more pronounced on the reverse and quite attractive. A 10x loupe inspection revealed several die polish lines on the reverse that should not be mistaken for hairlines. Accurately graded and off the market for several decades. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 25C 1839
AU53
PCGS
83677523
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1300 New October 2! Choice Original, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, Completely Struck , Accurately Graded, CAC Approved. One sees many 1838 dated No Drapery quarters on the market while the 1839 date is much more challenging to locate. Poor strikes on No Drapery designs are also a substantial issue as few example are struck up enough to appreciate the artistry of Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. GFRC is pleased to offer this natural 1839 example that is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Surfaces are so crusty original with brown-gray patina and some ebony highlights mostly at right obverse rim. Strike is considered complete for the No Drapery design due to pervasive weakness. All stars have connected centrils and all reverse devices are deeply impressed. If one wishes to be exact, there is just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Reverse horizontal bisecting die crack is bold and consistent with Briggs 1-A illustrations. Blemishes are limited to a few fully toned over random ticks that are of no consequence. Grading is accurate. A strong offering with CAC approval that deserves special attention by avid Seated quarter collectors.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
Open 3
MS62
PCGS
80557878
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1975 New October 2! Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose-Gold Patin, Hammered Strike, Blemish Free, Conservatively Graded . This a special GFRC offering when considering the overall quality and rarity. Let's start with rarity; this is the only example at combined MS62/MS63 grades with CAC approval. Think about that for a moment as this specimen is close to gem original at the assigned MS62 grade. Surfaces offer vibrant frosty cartwheel luster under a light source; both obverse and reverse have same frosty luster. Obverse is toned a light rose-gold while the reverse has hints of faint gold. Strike is absolutely hammered without a single point of weakness. At the MS62 grade level, one expects marks or a lack of luster to be grade limiting. I don't see a single blemish that would justify the MS62 grade level. So this leaves luster as the issue, right? Well the luster is bold and crisp. Conclusion is that PCGS grading is conservative and CAC agreed with Green Bean approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Don't take my word on rarity. Just go to the www.caccoins.com population reports to view our few CAC approved 1873 Open 3 quarters are available for the hobby.
Seated 10C 1853O Seated 10C 1853-O
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
85100420
F-105
Original $315 New October 1! Weak AMERICA, Large Oblique O, Original Gray, Fully Struck, Scarce Die Pairing, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Any 1853 New Orleans dime that comes to market in original EF45 or better should be carefully considered. Many examples are weakly struck at the head, surrounding stars and reverse leaves. Offered here is a wonderful F-107 example from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that is perfectly original and with a fully struck obverse. Surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that exposes rose hues when viewed under a bright light. Reverse strike is partial on the lower wreath leaves. The weakness at AMERICA is as hubbed on the working die. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 PCGS holder as part of the slow release of quality seated dimes from my large holdings. Purchased during 1999 and sitting in a bank box for 18 years. Now is the time to grab this example.
Seated 10C 1877 Seated 10C 1877
Type 1 Reverse
MS64 NGC
629442011
F-103
Choice HOLD
$650
New October 1! Proof Like, Choice Original, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . The F-103 plate coin for the online reference, The Definitely Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors! This mint state example is fully proof like with mirrored fields that surround the frosty main devices. Off the market since early 1998 when becoming the F-103 die variety reference piece. Obverse is fully struck with every minute die rust pit and die lines being clearly visible on Liberty's gown folds and within the shield. Reverse has strike weakness at the upper left wheat grains which is so problematic for the With Legend design. NGC grading is accurate at the designated MS64 level. Blemish wise, I see one tiny bagmark on the obverse besides AM(ER)ICA. Otherwise the proof like fields are undisturbed and quite attractive. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and smaller NGC/ANA reverse hologram. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1878 Seated 10C 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
85100428
F-105
Choice $525 New October 1! Type 2 Reverse Hub, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Another offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that has been off the market for decades. This freshly graded example was originally purchased during July 1993 from a young dealer named Jason Carter when working at Heritage Rare Coins. This is how long this lovely 1878 Type 2 reverse dime has been sitting in a 2x2 cardboard holder and residing in the bank vault. Surfaces are perfectly original with plenty of frosty luster to tickle the eyes. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse. Accurately graded by PCGS and residing in their 2015 style PCGS holder.
Indian 1C 1860 Indian 1C 1860
MS Details PCGS
85794087

Cleaned $175 New September 30! Early Indian Cent Mint State Strike, Faint Reverse Hairlines, Priced Accordingly, Copper Harbor Collection. A one sided lightly cleaned mint state 1860 Indian cent that is an good value as priced. Obverse is perfectly original with brilliant cartwheel luster and offers the eye appeal of at least MS64 grade level. However, the reverse luster is slightly off from the obverse due to faint hairlines in the fields surrounding the denomination. The hairlines are barely visible with 10x loupe during bright light viewing. Struck from worn dies with obverse fields having "orange peel" texture. For completely accuracy, PCGS grading is technically accurate though much eye appeal remains. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Off the market for several decades and recently consigned by the Copper Harbor Collection.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 10C 1839
VF30 raw
F-106b
Original HOLD
$65
New September 30! Original Gray, Few Rim Marks, Massachusetts Collection. A strictly original example of the 1839 date with light gray patina throughout. Darker aquamarine toning arcs are seen on the obverse and upper reverse. Obverse rim has a few marks to consider. From the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
With Drapery
EF45 raw
F-101
Cleaned HOLD
$275
New September 30! Scarce With Drapery Date, Old Cleaned, Bold Devices, Massachusetts Collection. The 1840 With Drapery date is quite difficult to locate fully choice and is rare in EF or better regardless of the reported mintage of 377,500. The surviving population simply does not match the report mintage. This example, from the Massachusetts Collection, graded a full EF45 but has been cleaned. Surfaces are a slightly reflective silver gray with faint hairlines seen with 10x loupe. This piece would make a good filler for the 1840 With Drapery slot in a Dansco or Whitman album as pricing is discounted for the cleaning. As reference, a choice example in EF45 would be about $800-$900 retail price.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
No Drapery
AU53 raw
F-107
Original HOLD
$225
New September 30! No Drapery Type, Original Ebony Gray, Massachusetts Collection. A well struck example of the F-107 1840 No Drapery die pairing. Devices are crisply defined given the weak obverse hubbing for this variety. Surfaces are original with charcoal gray patina. A quality duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1855 Seated 10C 1855
With Arrows
AU50 PCGS
31916906

Original $165 New September 30! Underrated With Arrows Type, Original Light Gray-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, Massachusetts Collection. A lovely 1855 With Arrows dime with old time album coloring. Strike is complete with rounded stars and all reverse wreath leaves and veins defined. Surfaces are natural and covered with gray, gold and aquamarine hues. There are two obverse blemishes (tiny divot at right facing arms and mark in right field) that hold this piece from choice quality rating. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Barber 25C 1914S Barber 25C 1914-S
VF35
PCGS
13373722

Choice $845 New September 29! Semi-Key Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. Low mintage of only 264,000 with low survival rate due to the workhorse natural of the quarter denomination in everyday commerce. The is semi-key date offering is CAC approved due to strict originality and choice surfaces. An even gun metal gray patina covered both obverse and reverse. Grading is accurate to slightly conservative while surfaces have no blemishes whatsoever. An important opportunity with a substantial approved in the VG-F grades but few in VF or better. Only three examples are approved in VF35 with five combined in EF40 and EF45 grades. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A semi key date in choice condition from the Iowa Collection that deserve special consideration.
Barber 25C 1915S Barber 25C 1915-S
AU53 PCGS
82618904

Original $250 New September 29! Second to Last Year of Issue, Original, Light Gray Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. Uniform light gray patina covers both obverse and reverse on this strictly original 1915 San Francisco struck quarter. Residual luster is consistent with the assigned AU53 grade. Blemish wise, the surfaces are are entirely mark free. Second to last year of issue with mintage of 704,000 and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Accurately graded. Yet another quality Barber quarter offerings from the Iowa Collection to consider.
Morgan $1 1898S Morgan $1 1898-S
MS62
PCGS
85100616

Choice $425 New September 29! Choice Original, Light Olive-Gray Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal and Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. It is always a pleasure to handle nicely toned Morgan dollars as blast white examples are omnipresent in the market. Might I introduce this lovely 1898 San Francisco strike with quality typical of the Iowa Collection? CAC approval validates what is seen during in hand and bright inspection. The transparent olive-aquamarine gray patina, as seen in the GFRC images, melts away when exposed to a bright light. Flashy cartwheel luster is exposed and pleasing. Cheek is quite clean for the assigned grade with stronger luster pushing the grade upward. I like the in hand toning, plain and simple. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 25C 1840-O
EF40
PCGS
32262408
Briggs 1-A
Gem $550 New September 29! Gem Original, Thick Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. A premium example of the popular 1840 New Orleans No Drapery date with thick gray patina and perfectly original surfaces. Incomplete strikes are a common issue for early No Drapery Seated quarters, but not on this wonderful example. All stars have connected centrils while head and hair curl details are 80% complete. CAC agreed with the accurate PCGS grading and provided green bean approval. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Please give this lovely quarter special consideration as you will not be disappointed upon purchase arrival. From the Iowa Collection of Liberty Seated quarters, one of the tops Seated coinage sets in the Open Set Registry.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 50C 1839
EF45 PCGS
84023296

Choice $2250 New September 29! Important No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Residual Luster, Conservative Grading.. Keeping 1839 No Drapery halves in stock is challenging due to popularity. Collectors require a No Drapery example for Seated coinage type sets coupled with traditional date and mintmark sets. When choice examples appear, they typically don't last long if fairly priced. GFRC is proud to offer this choice example that is conservatively graded. Residual luster is readily evident throughout the fields that are covered with a semi transparent layer of light gray patina. Viewing under a light source brings out more crisp golden luster around the stars and main devices. Strike is typical for the date with stars 4 through 7 being weak. Both obverse and reverse are blemish free. I like this specimen and will be sending to CAC on next shipment if not immediatey sold. Originality and conservative grading should garner attention and a chance for green bean. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1937 Walking Liberty 50C 1937
MS66
PCGS
29921573

Gem $345 New September 29! Gem Original, Wonderful Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. Handling high end mint state Walkers is fun as appearances can be dramatically difference based on die preparations and wear. Case in point is this gorgeous 1937 half from the Iowa Collection. Die wear is obvious with metal flow lines throughout obverse and reverse. The result is a rich satiny texture to the cartwheel luster. Strike is hammered with distinct thumb and all vertical gown lines being well defned. Even unpolished lathe lines can be seen within the gown folds. This lovely gem has it all; satiny luster, strike, no marks and eye appeal. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval and seeking a new home. Will it be you?
Walking Liberty 50C 1937D Walking Liberty 50C 1937-D
MS64
PCGS
84049429

Choice $345 New September 29! Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Skin, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. It is a pleasure handling CAC Walkers due to the superior eye appeal and originality. This 1937 Denver strike is accurately graded with satiny cartwheel luster and a faint gold layer to add some color. The assigned MS64 grade is due to faint chatter in the right field otherwise eye appeal is of a higher grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval and so pleasing as are all the offerings from the Iowa Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1820 Capped Bust 25C 1820
Medium 0
EF45 PCGS
04051409
B-3
Choice $2950 New September 28! Medium 0, Low Population, Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. A strictly original and blemish free example of the rare 1820 B-3 Medium 0 die variety graded EF45. A This quarter has well above average eye appeal, and no marks at the assigned grade level. Please carefully review new GFRC images that allow potential customers to appreciate the in hand eye appeal. A CoinFacts review indicates few Medium 0 examples have been certified with 7 in all VF grades, only 1 in EF40/45 grades and an additional 2 in all AU grades. Think about that for a moment concerning rarity! At the EF45 grade level, this specimen is tied at #13 in condition census based on Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint which uses Rea-Koenings-Haroutunian Census reported in bar chart format. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. PCGS has misattributed, on the label, as a Large 0 die variety when in fact this is the B-3 Medium 0.
Seated 50C 1851 Seated 50C 1851
AU53 NGC
4236649045
WB-6
Choice $2600 New September 28! Key Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Woodbridge Collection. The appearance of 1851 dated Liberty Seated halves on any dealer price list is an important event. All Liberty Seated dated halves dated from 1850 through 1852 were subject to silver bullion arbitrage and being melted in large quantities. Few examples survived choice to meet the collecting needs of present day collectors. Now let's focus on this wonderful offering from the Woodbridge Collection that is worthy of special attention. Lightly toned surfaces are choice and strictly original. Strike is complete with full head, hair curls and all stars having connected centrils. Reverse devices are also deeply impressed. Fields offer nice luster only with being blemish free whether viewing in hand or under a bright light. Overall, I like this 1851 Philadelpha strike and pleased to have in GFRC inventory. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$5 1893 Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS Details raw

Cleaned $330 New September 26! Mint State Details, Old Cleaning, Priced at Near Bullion, Southern Maine Collection. . A mint state details $5 half eagle offering for the bullion box given cleaned surfaces. Fairly priced and should not last long. From the Southern Maine Collection.
Gold G$5 1897 Gold G$5 1897
Liberty
AU58 raw

Original $350 New September 26! Original Surfaces, Accurately Grade, Southern Maine Collection. Lots of satiny luster is available on this 1897 Philadelphia $5 half eagle. Bag marks are considerable along with some verdigris on the obverse by the chin. Ideal for holding in a bullion box while still being numismatically attractive. From the Southern Maine collection and off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1899 Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS61 raw

Original $395 New September 26! Near Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Blemishes Consistent with Grade, Southern Maine Collection. A mint state example with crisp satiny luster and full strike. Traces of verdigris surround the obverse stars and attest to the originality. There are significant obverse marks. From the Southern Maine Collection and off the market for several decades. Fairly priced.
Gold G$5 1901S Gold G$5 1901-S
Liberty
AU55 raw

Choice HOLD
$395
New September 26! Choice Original, Copper Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Southern Maine Collection. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I really like this 1901 San Francisco $5 half eagle due to the natural copper gold patina, the crisp strike, soft satiny residual luster and overall eye appeal. This is an ideal offering for a type set at an attractive price. From the Southern Maine Collection and off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1902S Gold G$5 1902-S
Liberty
AU50 raw

Original $365 New September 26! Original Surfaces, Copper Gold Patina, Nice Reverse Radial Toning, Accurately Grade, Southern Maine Collection. A pleasing $5 half eagle offering for the bullion box or as an inexpensive type coin. Surfaces are original with overlaid copper gold patina including darker copper brown ring on the reverse. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection that has been off the market for several decades.
Draped Bust 50C 1803 Draped Bust 50C 1803
Small 3
VF25 PCGS
84108630
O-104
Choice $1275 New September 25! Small 3, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Small PCGS Population, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. 1803 Overton 104 examples infrequently appear on the market in mid circulated grades. A quick check of CoinFacts indicates that only two examples in the Fine 12 through VF 35 grade range have been auctioned since early 2014. Auction prices at the VF25/V30 grade level are $1300. Now that we understand the rarity of this die variety and date, let's take a look at the Port Matilda offering. Firstly, this is not a buy and resell event via GFRC. Portl Matilda consignor is divesting duplicates towards raising cash for a substantial acquisition. This offering is strictly original with natural toned surfaces and no blemishes whatsoever. Uniform gun metal gray patina covered both obverse and reverse with light shades on the wear points. Surfaces are a dull gray with no hints of reflectivity; an important validation of untouched surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A challenging offering from the Port Matilda Collection that is worthy of special consideration.
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 50C 1806
Knob 6, Small Stars
EF45 PCGS
84108631
O-106
Original $2950 New September 25! Small Stars, Original Gun Metal Blue Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Small Stars, R4 Rarity. Crisp strike and attractive gun metal blue-gray toning are the hallmarks of this lovely 1806 O-106 Draped Bust half. Hair curls are boldly defined along with nicely rounded stars. Reverse weakness on the lower right clouds is typical of the Small Stars die variety. A closed 10x loupe inspection reverse a few scattered tone over lines of the obverse while the reverse is blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS Secure holder. A lovely early type offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated $1 1870 Seated $1 1870
AU55 PCGS
32754684

Choice $1450 New September 25! Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Mirrored Surfacres, Fully Struck, Port Matilda Collection. This lovely 1870 Philadelphia struck Seated dollar is worthy of special consideration by collectors of the series. Eye appeal is high given the combination of classic gun metal gray-blue toned surfaces, mirrored fields and a complete strike. In hand viewing sees uniform gray surfaces with darker shades surrounding the stars and reverse legend. Bright light viewing exposes a different perspective that is so pleasing. The obverse toning melts to reveal lightly mirrored fields covered with transparent aquamarine blue patina. The reverse is essentially identical to the obverse with coloring most prominent around the legend and denomination. Rims are sharp with minimum wear. Blemish wise, there is one mark in the right obverse field to the right of the arm that can be seen on GFRC images. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Seated dollar offering from the Port Matilda Collection to consider for a date set. Please note the lighter shaded area on left obverse is lighting reflections during photography and not on the dollar piece. Toning is uniform throughout obverse and reverse.
Seated 50C 1850O Seated 50C 1850-O
VF25 PCGS
84655168
WB-11
Original $155 New September 25! Underrated Date, Original Light Gray Surfaces, Well Struck. Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. The 1850 New Orleans date sports a high mintage of nearly 2.5 million but a survival rate is very low. For example, PCGS population report indicates 29 pieces graded in all VF graded and 40 specimens at EF40 and EF45 combined. Was overseas transport and melting the core reason for the very low survival rates? GFRC is pleased to offer this example that is accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Obverse is choice with medium gray patina and mild circulated cameo appearance. The reverse is similar with same toning other than the area containing eagle's legs, claws and arrows. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with any marks being minimal and consistent with the grade. An underrated offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 50C 1872S Seated 50C 1872-S
F15 PCGS
84133287
WB-2
Original $140 New September 25! Underrated Date, Original Olive-Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Wide Small S mintmark style, WB-2 die pairing. 1872-S is an underrated date given current price levels and surviving populations. This example is accurately graded with ample remaining device details. Surfaces are covered with olive gray patina. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A challenging date and offering from the Port Matilda Collection that is worth considering.
Gold G$5 1848 Gold G$5 1848
Liberty
AU53 NGC
4491477010

Original $595 New September 24! Better Early Philadelphia Date, Copper Gold Patina, Soft Residual Luster, Strong Strike. . Despite the relatively strong mintage of 260,775, the 1848 date is challenging to locate and very scarce. It's limited availability is consistent with many of the mintmarked coins of the 1840's with much lower mintages per David Akers. When available, the typical example is VF or EF with some AUs to be had. Very rare in mint state with the finest graded at PCGS being a lone MS64. This example offered old time copper -gold surfaces and residual luster. Strike is bold. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. A fair value at the asking price.
Seated 50C 1869 Seated 50C 1869
AU58 NGC
3519974008

Original $575 New September 24! Underrated Date, Frosty Original Surfaces, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. An underrated date with respect to the current PCGS pricing guide. Mintage is a relatively high 795,300 but a low survival rate leads to today's limited availability. I could not pass up adding this frosty original example to the GFRC price list due to the swirling cartwheel luster and just a hint of gold toning. Strike is fully executed with nicely rounded stars, a bold scroll on the shield and all reverse devices being complete. Accurately graded as there may some some very light friction on the knee along with a few scattered hairlines that are easily seen within the frosty fields. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Locating Seated halves at the AU58 grade level is becoming harder by the day. The 1869 offering presents a quality coin at a fair price.
Gold G$5 1881 Gold G$5 1881
Liberty
MS61 raw

Choice $410 New September 23! Choice Original, Nice Luster, Light Copper Gold Patina, Southern Maine Collection. A mint state example with soft satiny luster and light copper-gold coloring. Some scattered marks limit the grade. From the Southern Maine Collection and off the market for several decades. Fairly priced.
Gold G$5 1881 Gold G$5 1881
Liberty
AU58 raw

Original $395 New September 23! Original Surfaces, Satiny Luster, Accurately Grade, Southern Maine Collection. A nice $5 half eagle offering for the bullion box or as an inexpensive type coin. Surfaces are original with limited wear. Satiny luster and original mint frost surrounding stars and major devices is evident and pleasing. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection.
Gold G$5 1881 Gold G$5 1881
Liberty
AU55 raw

Original $385 New September 23! Original Surfaces, Attractive Copper Gold Coloring, Light Wear, Southern Maine Collection. A wholesome 1881 $5 half eagle with uniform copper-gold coloring and light wear. From the Southern Maine Collection and off the market for several decades. Fairly priced.
Gold G$5 1881 Gold G$5 1881
Liberty
AU53 raw

Original $375 New September 23! Original Surfaces, Accurately Grade, Southern Maine Collection. A nice $5 half eagle offering for the bullion box or as an inexpensive type coin. Surfaces are original with limited wear. Satiny luster is evident and pleasing. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection.
Gold G$5 1881S Gold G$5 1881-S
Liberty
AU50 raw

Original $375 New September 23! Original Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Light Wear, Southern Maine Collection. A pleasing $5 half eagle offering for the bullion box or as an inexpensive type coin. Surfaces are original with limited wear. Reflective fields typical of San Francisco mint strike. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection that has been off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1885 Gold G$5 1885
Liberty
AU53 raw

Original $375 New September 23! Original Surfaces, Accurately Grade, Southern Maine Collection. A common date $5 half eagle offering for the bullion box or as an inexpensive type coin. Surfaces are original with limited wear and few blemishes. Mint frost in the protected areas. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection and off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1886S Gold G$5 1886-S
Liberty
AU58 raw

Original $380 New September 23! Original Surfaces, Residual Satiny Luster, Southern Maine Collection. A fairly priced common date San Francisco strike with unmolested surfaces and soft satiny residual luster. Reverse has some field chatter while the obverse is essentially mark free. Another United States gold offering from the Southern Maine Collection.
Seated 5C 1842 Seated 5C 1842
MS64
NGC
313773007

Choice $775 New September 22! Near Gem Original, Fully Struck, Blue-Rose Patina, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. CAC Approval on September 21, 2017. This 1842 half dime offering is for fans of strict originality and old time toning. This piece is a near gem for the grade with some muted luster holding back the piece from MS65 grade level. The luster is muted due to thick old time toning that includes rose and blues throughout obverse and mostly blues on the reverse. Strike is excellent with all devices fully impressed. Surfaces are reflective under bright light as some of the thick patina become transparent to the underlying surfaces. There are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. Old time quality housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Part of a larger Liberty Seated half dime deal purchased at the 2017 Central States show and worthy of consideration.
Gold G$5 1901S Gold G$5 1901-S
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
19421293

Gem $995 New September 21! Gem Original, Swirling Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Beautiful Color, Conservative Grading, Washington State Collection. CAC Approval on September 21 as expected. Why this lovely 1901 San Francisco $5 half eagle is not graded a full MS65 is beyond me. But then again, this gorgeous example is housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and graded during a period of conservative grading opinions. One immediately notes the swirling satiny cartwheel luster that simply glows during in hand viewing. Adding a light source amplifies the cartwheel luster to the point of being absolutely stunning. Strike is hammered on top of the luster. Blemish wise, there is nothing worth reporting in this description. If I were collecting $5 Liberty half eagles, this piece would immediately go into that collection as so attractive. Why not finish the superlatives with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. A gorgeous $5 half eagle offering from the Washington State Collection that is fairly priced at the MS64+ level, with CAC approval, but offering full MS65 eye appeal.
Gold G$5 1913S Gold G$5 1913-S
Indian
AU53 PCGS
84767404

Choice $615 New September 21! Better Date, Choice Original, Deep Orange Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. Above average eye appeal with deep orange gold patina and blemish free. A choice original offering with 1913 San Francisco strikes being a better date at mintage of 408,000. Scarce in mint state with very rapid pricing increases into the five figures in MS63. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ideal for the selective collector who enjoys old time toning and strict originality.
Seated 10C 1846 Seated 10C 1846
VF25
PCGS
32758180

Choice $1400 New September 21! Key With Stars Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Wholesome and Blemish Free. 1846 Philadelphia strikes are well recognized as being the key date for With Stars design type. Mintage is only 31,300 with most surviving examples being in lower circulated grades. This date is prohibitively rare in Mint State with two examples known. Most collectors will search out choice original circulated examples for their date and mintmark sets. This new GFRC offerings should definitely be considered for several reasons. First are the choice original surfaces with classic gun metal gray patina with some calling this toning crusty. Second is the lack of any blemishes. Finally, this example is attractive with uniform though not complete strike. It is a wholesome pleasing example with CAC approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for a home with a selective collector who will appreciate the quality.
Gold G$5 1880 Gold G$5 1880
Liberty
MS61 raw

Original $435 New September 20! Crisp Satiny Luster, Bold Strike, Light Copper-Gold Coloring, Obverse Rim Marks, Southern Maine Collection. A no question mint state example with crisp satiny luster and nice copper-gold coloring. Strike is full. There are rim marks above star 9 and a contact mark by the reverse arrows. From the Southern Maine Collection and off the market for several decades. Fairly priced.
Gold G$5 1880 Gold G$5 1880
Liberty
AU58 raw

Choice $415 New September 20! Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Few Blemishes, Southern Maine Collection. Satiny luster and essentially blemish free surfaces are the high points of this lovely $5 half eagle. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection. Off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1880 Gold G$5 1880
Liberty
AU55 raw

Original $400 New September 20! Original Copper Gold Patina, Satiny Luster, Few Blemishes, Southern Maine Collection. Classic copper-gold patina and soft satiny remaining luster are quite obvious. Surfaces are essentially blemish free for the grade. Quality that is better than most at this pricing level. A solid gold $ half eagle offering from the Southern Maine Collection. Off the market for several decades.
Gold G$5 1880S Gold G$5 1880-S
Liberty
AU58 raw

Choice $385 New September 20! Choice Surfaces, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Attractive Under Light Source, Southern Maine Collection. Choice with essentially blemish free surfaces that are lightly reflective. Faint copper-gold patina is uniformly distributed and adds to the eye appeal. Fairly graded and priced. A quality offering from the Southern Maine Collection. Off the market for several decades.
Seated 25C 1870 Seated 25C 1870
PR64 PCGS
10822290

Choice $1250 New September 20! Choice Original, Gold, Rose and Blue Patina, Active Mirrors, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. 1870 proof seated quarter mintage was typical 1,000 pieces for that era. This surviving example is well preserve and acquired a darker in hand viewed gray-gold patina over the years. The fun starts when tilting ever so slightly under a light source. The obverse glows with bright gold shades surrounding the stars and moving inward to the rose center....so pretty and pleasing. Reverse is similar with yellow gold at the legend that quickly transitions to sky blue on the eagle. GFRC images are ineffective in capturing the reflective coloring so please believe my description. I really like this piece! There a several hairlines to the immediate right of the drapery that account for the PR64 grade. A fun and attractive Liberty Seated proof quarter offering from the Missouri Collection.
Seated 25C 1876 Seated 25C 1876
PR63 PCGS
21651380

Choice $825 New September 20! Choice Original, Uniform Light Rose Patina, Vibrant Mirrors, Conservative Grading, Missouri Collection. 1876 proof seated quarter mintage is a typical 1,150 strikes. About 20% have been designated as Cameo based on the PCGS population report. Within the non Cameo population are excellent values and this Missouri Collection offering qualifies for that recognition. Mirrors are very reflective and toned light rose on both obverse and reverse. There is no question as to the originality. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade but obverse field imperfections limit to PF63, though conservative. 10x loupe inspection revealed a lint mark by star 4 and a few wispy hairlines while the right field has a mild divot as made. Reverse is blemish free. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Missouri Collection that is fairly priced for the overall eye appeal.
Seated 25C 1879 Seated 25C 1879
PR64CAM
PCGS
11842626

Gem $1360 New September 20! Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. I had a strong feeling that this gem original 1979 proof quarter would garner CAC approval and was proven correct. This is a superior Liberty Seated quarter proof at the PR64CAM grade level as fields offer watery texture and flashy reflections. Stunning might be the operative word! GFRC images simply cannot do this piece justice due to straight on lighting and imaging that only capture the gray and gold coloring. Tilting this piece, ever so slightly under bright light, releases bold mirrors. Reverse has a lovely dark blue toning arc from eagle's left wing up to the scroll. There is one lint mark below eagle and olive branch stem to mention. A gorgeous Liberty Seated proof quarter offering from the Missouri Collection that is fairly priced.