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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Capped Bust 10C 1829 Capped Bust 10C 1829
VF20 raw

Choice $135 New December 9! Choice Original, Lovely Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal. New Purchase. Die variety attribution and description to be posted once in Venice office.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 10C 1889
AU55 raw

Choice $115 New December 9! Choice Original, Lustrous Olive-Gold Patina. New Purchase. Die variety attribution and description to be posted once in Venice office.
Seated 50C 1867S Seated 50C 1867-S
VF25 raw

Original $135 New December 9! Original Crusty Gray. New Purchase. Die variety attribution and description to be posted once in Venice office.
Seated 50C 1847O Seated 50C 1847-O
EF40 PCGS
84740312
WB-5
Original HOLD
$525
New December 8! Rare 1847 New Orleans Die Variety, Perfectly Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Undergraded. Not all 1847 New Orleans die varieties are created equal as is the case for this R6 die pairing. The reverse is transitional with 1848 New Orleans strikes and is listed as Reverse B by Bugert in his Federal Register series for Liberty Seated half dollar varieties. The lovely Seated half is obviously undergraded at current EF40 designation. I would grade full EF45 or even better as there is ample residual luster during bright light viewing. Surfaces are covered with a thick crusty layer of medium to dark gun metal gray patina. Strike is weak at the stars with most lacking centrils along with some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes to discuss. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder and worthy of consideration by die variety fans of the series.
Washington 25c 1936 Washington 25C 1936
MS67 NGC
3787420001

Gem $300 New December 8! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Rims, Somerville Collection. Early date and accurately graded. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. GFRC images accurately capture toning patterns. A quality offering from the Somerville Collection.
Washington 25c 1938S Washington 25C 1938-S
MS66+ Star NGC
2611505014

Gem $600 New December 8! NGC Star Designation, Gem Original, Bold Satiny Luster, Obverse Gold and Blue at Rims, Somerville Collection. NGC Star designation for eye appeal. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. GFRC images accurately capture toning patterns. Last sold at Heritage Auction during August 2014 where it realized $588. Lots of eye appeal from this quality Somerville Collection offering.
Washington 25c 1946D Washington 25C 1946-D
MS66
PCGS
28402176

Gem $300 New December 8! Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Blue Obverse Toning. Fairly Graded, Somerville Collection. A pleasing 1946-D Washington quarter that is gem original. Vibrant frosty luster tickles the eyes went viewed under a bright light. Obverse is attractively toned with transparent rose and blues. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another eye appealing offering from the Somerville Collection.
Washington 25c 1947S Washington 25C 1947-S
MS66 PCGS OGH
1402635

Gem $60 New December 8! Gem Original, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina on Obverse, Heavier on Reverse, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Housed in PCGS old green holder and fairly graded. Yet another attractively toned Washington quarter from the Somerville Collection to consider.
Washington 25c 1948D Washington 25C 1948-D
MS66+ PCGS
28996932

Gem $100 New December 8! Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Houed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. An attractive offering from the Somerville Collection for collectors of nicely toned Washington quarters.
Washington 25c 1949 Washington 25C 1949
MS66 NGC Fatty
217377006

Gem $150 New December 8! Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Somerville Collection. Grading is quite conservative with a CAC submission being warranted. Cartwheel luster is powerful and pleasing. GFRC images accurately capture colors but not the luster. Please trust me on this great example from the Somerville Collection of Washington quarters. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder.
Washington 25c 1951 Washington 25C 1951
MS66 NGC
294278016

Gem $85 New December 8! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Accurately Graded. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and wonderful eye appeal along with accurately grading. A lovely Washington quarter that will be pleased the selective collector.
Washington 25c 1952S Washington 25C 1952-S
MS67 NGC
3413270005

Gem $100 New December 8! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Bold and brilliant cartwheel luster is immediately evident when first viewing this lovely 1953-S Washington quarter. Surfaces are a bit frosty with the obverse having a thin layer of light gold patina. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the obvious originality, above average eye appeal and accurate grading. A super offering from the Somerville Collection.
Washington 25c 1953S Washington 25C 1953-S
MS66
PCGS
31921468

Gem $175 New December 8! Gem Original, Gorgeous Rose Gold Obverse Toning, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal, Somerville Collection. My favorite example from the Somerville Collection of Washington quarters and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This piece is stunning with brilliant cartwheel luster that activates the uniform rose gold luster. Accurate graded and worthy of a CAC attempt on principal. Housed in new NGC holder with edge view insert. Please give this piece special consideration if a fan of nicely toned Washington quarters.
Washington 25c 1954 Washington 25C 1954
MS66 Star NGC
294336004

Gem $200 New December 8! NGC Star Designation, Gem Original, Bold Satiny Luster, Deep Obverse Rose Blue Toning, Conservative Grading, Somerville Collection. NGC Star designation rewards the rich rose blue obverse patina that is uninterrupted and activated by brilliant cartwheel luster. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. A gorgeous Washington quarter offering from the Somerville Collection. Please give this example special consideration as another GFRC favorite.
Washington 25c 1954D Washington 25C 1954-D
MS66 NGC
120785041

Gem $60 New December 8! Gem Original, Light Gold Patina, Soft Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection . After viewing some many Somerville Collection quarters with brilliant cartwheel luster, this lovely 1954-D example is refreshing. Luster is complete but soft and satiny. Cartwheel effects remain in place. Light gold patina is found on the obverse. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another in a series of quality Washington quarters from the Somervillle Collection.
Washington 25c 1956 Washington 25C 1956
MS66 NGC
2645309004

Gem $125 New December 8! Superb Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Lovely Rose Blue Obverse Toning, Conservatively Graded, Somerville Collection. A superb 1856 quarter with bold and brilliant cartwheel luster. Obverse has classic center rose that transitions to blues at the rim. Reverse is untoned and just frosty brilliant. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A definite candidate for CAC review from the Somerville Collection of Washington quarters.
Washington 25c 1957 Washington 25C 1957
MS67 PCGS
29701193

Gem $165 New December 8! Gem Original, Steely Gray Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Blue Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Unlike other Washington quarter offerings from the Somerville Collection, this example has steely gray cartwheel luster that is quite active. A thin layer of rose and then blue toning at the rim enhances the eye appeal. Reverse is mostly untoned with a nice golden ring at the rim. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Definitely a pleasing example that is accurately graded.
Washington 25c 1957D Washington 25C 1957-D
MS67 NGC
2500099016

Gem $175 New December 8! Gem Original, Lovely Pastel Rose-Gold Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An attractive high grade Washington quarter that is strict originality. Soft pastel rose-gold is nicely complimented by satiny cartwheel luster. A lovely Washington quarter that is fairly priced and deserves special consideration from toned Washington quarter fans. From the Somerville Collection.
Washington 25c 1958 Washington 25C 1958
MS67 PCGS
90087992

Gem $175 New December 8! Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Dazzling Cartwheel Luster, Steely Gray with Golden Rims, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Housed in late 1990s vintage PCGS with standard ring insert. A lovely 1958 Philadelphia struck Washington quarter with steely cartwheel luster. Another fine numismatic property from the Somerville Collection
Washington 25c 1958D Washington 25C 1958-D
MS67 NGC
667794008

Gem $200 New December 8! Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Vibrant cartwheel luster intermixes with light rainbow toning on this superb 1958 Denver strike. GFRC images are poor and unable to illustrate the brilliant luster. Accurately graded and so attractive. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. The final Washington quarter offering from the Somerville Collection.
Image Available Soon Capped Bust 50C 1826
AU53 PCGS
15633224
O-106a
Gem HOLD
$550
New December 7! Gem Original, Glowing Copper-Gold Cartwheel Luster, Undergraded, Better Overton Variety . PCGS and NGC are both known for have grading variances. Many times, not so nice coins are certified. Other times, some outstanding coins are undergraded. The latter is the case with this gem original 1826 O-106a Capped Bust half. One look at the coin in hand, and then the PCGS AU53 label will lead to viewers stratching their heads. This half is gem original with a balanced strike and copper-gold transparent patina. Satiny cartwheel luster jumps off this piece more consistent with an AU58. Definitely undergraded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder. I believe this piece is at AU55/AU58 level and paid strong monies. Collectors will not be disappointed here. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Morgan $1 1884O Morgan $1 1884-O
MS64
PCGS
27777129

Gem $725 New December 7! Monster Obverse Toning, Rose and Aquamarine Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Ex Saco River Personal Collection. An incredible toner Morgan dollars that has been a key part of the Saco River personal collection. At the November 2017 Manchester NH show, I had the privilege of purchasing this amazing toned dollar. GFRC images just begin to capture the dazzling interaction between vibrant cartwheel luster and electric rose, blues and aquamarine coloring. This Morgan is superior to nearly all toners examples seen that I'm making a JUST BUY IT NOW recommedation. There will be years of enjoyment staring at the stunning obverse toning under a light source. I'm already a big fan! Housed 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Ready to find a new home in an advanced collector. A perfect Christmas present for that special collector.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan $1 1885-O
MS64 PCGS
82429979

Choice $125 New December 7! Choice Original, Dual Sided Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description once images are available.
Image Available Soon Seated 10C 1875-CC
Below Wreath
AU58 PCGS
5497828
F-111
Original $475 New December 7! Below Wreath, Original Frosty Luster, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. Housed in early old blue label PCGS holder dating back to the late 1990s. This lovely 1875 Carson City Below Wreath dime is 100% original with soft natural frosty luster. Light silver-gray patina is transparent to the underlying luster. Accurately graded with no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is typical with some weakness at the upper left wreathy. Another quality duplicate from the Indiana Collection to consider. Images available after arriving in Florida office.
Image Available Soon Seated 10C 1885
MS65
PCGS
34477332
F-107
Gem $695 New December 7! Gorgeous Rose-Blue Toning, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1885 Liberty Seated dime for a collector assembling an advanced mint state set. One would be hard pressed to upgrade this MS65 due to the old time originality and beautiful toning. Let's start with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that activates the colorful patina. Obverse is mostly gold-rose with some blues. Rose dominates the reverse with a lovely sky blue arc at the rim. Strike is excellent for the F-107 die variety as these come weak on the upper obverse. Actually, this high grade F-107 revealed a die defect on D(I)ME that needs to be captured in the web-book. Therefore, this example will become the new F-107 web-book plate coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Viewing this lovely piece in hand would immediately explain the CAC approval. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Seated 10C 1891S Seated 10C 1891-S
MS64
PCGS
83993548
F-106
Choice $550 New December 7! Very Early Die State, Choice Original, Crisp Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. A gorgeous example of the 1891 San Francisco F-106 die pairing but rather than the weak base under Liberty and reverse mintmark, this example was struck from fresh dies. The obverse devices are bold with a thick base above the date. The same early die state condition is found on the reverse as the mintmark is fully formed and bold. Strike is hammered and PCGS grading is accurate. This piece offers vibrant cartwheel luster along with golden hues and fair blue under a bright light. This discovery of this early die state with different die characteristics necessitates a web-book update. The early die state will be designated F-106 while the currently listed late die state will become F-106a. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and deserving to be included in an advanced collection. Another fine numismatic property from the Indiana Collection.
Image Available Soon Seated 50C 1861-O
AU50 PCGS
34392178
W-4
Choice $795 New December 7! W-4, Louisiana Administration Strike, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Conservative Grading . The W-4 die pairing was employed to complete the second lot of Louisiana Administration strikes at the New Orleans mint during February 1861. The W-4 die pairing results from a fresh Obverse 2 paired with the same reverse die used for W-3 strikes. The reverse die develops die cracks at the legend with those at ST(ATES) being the W-4 diagnostic along with obverse date position and weakness at Liberty's foot. The offered example is significant among those extant and is conservatively graded. PCGS assigned an AU50 opinion as active cartwheel luster is present along with original gray-gold surfaces that are transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is consistent with other W-4 examples seen; some weakness at stars 7 and 8. Obverse has a few micro ticks that are mentioned for 100% accurate; none bother me. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. I like this 1861-O half and believe you will also. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Buffalo 5c 1937D Buffalo 5C 1937-D
3 Legs
EF45 PCGS
08821994

Original $650 New December 6! 3 Leg Buffalo, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Popular Variety. The first 3 legged Buffalo to appear on the GFRC price lists since conducting business. This example is perfectly original with gray surfaces and limited wear. David Hall, on the CoinFacts website well captures the popularity and the basis for the Buffalo's missing front leg as follows; "The 1937-D three-legged Buffalo nickel is one of the most famous and most important coins of the 20th century. It is arguably the classic Buffalo nickel. This is an excessively polished die variety with the front leg of the Buffalo missing, though interestingly, the hoof shows. The coin is scare in circulated condition and rare, though not that rare, in mint state condition. Some Gem examples have survived. The popularity of this "super cool" variety drives its price as much as its rarity. This statement may seem contradictory, but most 3 leggers are fairly well struck...the leg is just missing!" Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A cool coin to consider.
Capped Bust 25C 1831 Capped Bust 25C 1831
Small Letters
EF45 ANACS OWH
2534786
B-4
Choice HOLD
$435
New December 6! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, A Superior Offering, Accurately Graded. There are many Capped Bust quarters on the market in TPG holder that are not attractive. A quick look at CoinFacts auction records will support this point. So when GFRC has a chance to purchase a superior choice original example, then an easy decision. This is the case for this wonderful 1831 B-1 piece graded EF45 and housed in ANACS old white holder. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic gun metal gray-blue patina. Bright light performance is stunning. How I wish potential customers could enjoy this piece with in hand viewing. I like this 1831 Capped Bust quarter so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Perfect for a type set and an instant CAC approval if in top tier TPG holder.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 10C 1859
MS66 PCGS
18734235
F-107
Gem $3850 New December 6! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Building a complete set of Liberty Seated dimes at the mint state level was a long challenging project since I was strict about only acquiring dimes that met three criteria; originality, complete strikes and eye appeal. The 1859 Philadelphia date was particularly difficult to fill as most examples are found with weak or uneven strikes. It took nearly 20 years to locate an example that met my strict requirements. That example is being offered here today. One immediately notes the absolutely hammered strike throughout obverse and reverse. Stars are bold and round as are the head and gown line. The reverse wreath leaves and veins are deeply impressed. The piece is no question original with a minute layer of die frost throughout Liberty and the shield. Fields are also frosty with no disturbances. Toning is subtle with faint gold mostly at the obverse and reverse rim. There is bold cartwheel luster than one would expect from a Seated dime at the MS66 grade level. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert as validation that I do not play the crack out and upgrade game. This lovely 1859 dime is also the F-107 web-book plate coin and will remain that way. A strong candidate for individual building a high grade set of Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Type 2 Obverse
EF45 PCGS
28493384
F-108
Original $75 New December 6! Date Far Left, Crusty Original, Thick Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. If crusty original Liberty Seated dimes are your cup of tea, then please consider this nice 1861 Type 2 obverse example. Surfaces are covered with thick gray patina and blemish free. The F-108 die variety is easily diagnosed by a date punch that is position far left. Most 1861 Type 2 obverse dies have a date position measurement using the "1" denticle. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Type 2 Obverse
EF45
PCGS
27363993
F-115
Choice $100 New December 6! Double Die Reverse, Choice Original Gray, Complete Strike, Conservative Grading. 1861 Philadelphia Seated dimes are considered to be "common" per the pricing guides but locating quality examples will be quite challenging. I was pleased to acquire this choice original Type 2 obverse example for GFRC customer. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with classic gun metal gray patina. The F-115 brings an additional variety bonus with sharp die doubling in the oak leaves in lower right reverse. Housed in 2013 generation holder with edge view insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion due to originality and conservative graded.
Seated 25C 1877CC Seated 25C 1877-CC
EF45 NGC
1884184006

Choice $210 New December 6! Large CC Mintmark, Crusty Original Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1877 Carson City strike with natural surfaces and crusty original gray patina. Large CC mintmarks are well spaced and slope downward. Strike is complete with bold obverse stars. There is faint chatter on the obverse consistent with the grade. A most acceptable piece for a circulated date and mintmark set. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$10 1907 Gold G$10 1907
Indian
MS63 NGC
4446920002

Choice $2800 New December 5! No Motto, Choice Original, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. Osprey strikes against with another outstanding 1907 $10 Indian offering. A first year of design issue with multiple varieties. 1907 brought the Wired Edge and Rolled Edge variants with both being prohibitively expensive. 1907 also saw the minting of No Motto examples which are ideal for first year of design types sets. Mintage is a reasonable 239,406. The latest offering is conservatively graded MS63 with monster satiny cartwheel luster. Surfaces have minimal marks for the MS63 grade level. The lack of blemishes and vibrant luster warrants a trip to CAC for review. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Please give this gorgeous $10 Indian eagle special consideration for an advanced type collection.
Gold G$20 1851 Gold G$20 1851
Liberty
MS62 PCGS
81982952

Choice New Price
$11000
New December 5! Rare Early Date and Grade, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, CAC Candidate, Osprey Collection. What an awesome offering from the Osprey Collection! 1851 represents the second year of circulation strike $20 double eagle production at the Philadelphia Mint. Mintage is slightly over 2,000,000 for this Type I design date. This example is choice original with textured cartwheel luster and a strong candidate for CAC review. Abrasions are too a minimum for the assigned MS62 grade while cartwheel luster is so dominate and pleasing. Strike is bold and crisp. All stars are rounded with deep centrils while all vertical and horizontal shield lines are separated by deep channels. This lovely example offers plenty of eye appeal and natural coloration. Don't I enjoy just swirling the obverse and reverse under bright light to activate the flashy textured luster. A new arrival from Europe and has just been graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC review. A superb piece from the Osprey Collection for serious collectors of early $20 double eagles.
Gold G$20 1854 Gold G$20 1854
Liberty
AU53 PCGS
82415325
Large Date
Original New Price
$10250
New December 5! Large Date Punch, Very Scarce Grade, Original Satiny Luster and Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. United States gold specialists indicate that the 1854 Large Date double eagle probably accounts for less than 10% of the original mintage of 757,899 piece. The Large Date punch is the same used on silver dollars and certain New Orleans eagles of that year. Uniform strike is seen throughout obverse and reverse; in particular the lower reverse shield and surrounding devices. Surfaces marks are consistent with the grade and expectations for this date. Residual luster has a satiny grainy texture. All Large Date examples will show a distinct die dot on Liberty's throat above the 8 digit. This diagnostic point is quite obvious on the offered example. Freshly sourced from Europe and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Another important United States early gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1902 Gold G$20 1902
Liberty
MS62 PCGS
81982954

Choice New Price
$4200
New December 5! Choice Original, Active Cartwheel Luster, CAC Candidate, Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. This choice 1902 $20 double eagle is superior for the assigned grade and deserves special consideration. Why? Let's visit the PCGS population reports for that answer. There are (214) graded MS62 dropping to only (80) in MS63 with price guide jumping from $4500 to $11500. Many of those in the MS62 population are regrade attempts so my guess is that the MS62 population may be closer to (150). Locating a borderline MS63 for MS62 money should be the collector's challenge in obtaining maximum value and resale opportunity. This Osprey offering is one of the borderline MS63 pieces. Vibrant cartwheel luster dominates with few if any marks. The reverse is especially lustrous. Strike is complete with nicely rounded stars and deeply impressed reverse details. This piece is fresh from Europe and recently graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. A choice and quality piece from the Osprey Collection.
Indian 1C 1864 Indian 1C 1864
MS64RB
PCGS
84298764

Gem $425 New December 4! Red-Brown, Gem Original Bronze Strike, Accurately Graded, Attractive Eye Appeal. A Red Brown 1864 bronze Indian is a gem at the assigned MS64RB grade level. Vibrant red cartwheel luster at the rims is readily evident when viewing under a light source. Surfaces are blemish free. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Overall, an attractive example that should please selective collectors.
Seated 50C 1855S Seated 50C 1855-S
AU58
NGC
1710014003
WB-3
Choice $37000 New December 3! First Year Issue, Very Rare AU58 or Better, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. As a first year strike, the 1855-S Arrows half dollar is a scarce issue in all grades due to limited mintage of 129,950 coins. This date becomes rare in lower AU grades and very rare in AU58 and Mint State. PCGS population report indicates only three at the AU58 level with two better; one graded MS62 and another at the MS64 level. High grade rarity is recognized but let's look further at the CAC population report for an assessment of choice example being approved. The findings are significant. Only three at the AU58 grade level and one at MS61; a gold CAC approval. Since it can be reasonably expected that the PCGS MS62 and MS64 specimens have seen CAC review and not passed, then the three AU58 approved examples are the only alternatives for collectors targeting 100% CAC for their complete Seated half dollar sets. This gorgeous example offers transparent champagne toning and satiny luster. Weakness in the left facing reverse shield lines is diagnostic of the WB-3 variety, but other than minor high-point incompleteness on Liberty's knee and scroll edges, all other devices are brought up and sharp. Fields only have a few wispy hairlines for the assigned grade and are quite active under a light source. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the originality and eye appeal. Let's not forget that this is one of the finest surviving 1855-S Seated half dollars available to collectors. An important offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties. Please call to discuss. Terms are always available.
Seated 50C 1856S Seated 50C 1856-S
AU58 PCGS
21124918
WB-5
Choice HOLD
$6750
New December 3! Important Second Year Issue, Near Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Reflective Gray-Gold Patina, Conservative Grading, New Jersey Collection. A choice example of the important second year Liberty Seated issue at the San Francisco Mint. Overall pleasing eye appeal is driven by hammered strike and transparent gray gold patina. Bright light viewing exposes a light gold film on the obverse and pastel rose, blue and yellow gold on the reverse. Surfaces are entirely blemish free also. Mintage of 211,000 with low survival rate in all grades. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS logo. A wonderful offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 50C 1858S Seated 50C 1858-S
AU58 NGC
1517025005
WB-3
Choice HOLD
$1125
New December 3! Better San Francisco Date, Large S, Original Gun Metal Gray-Rose Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, New Jersey Collection. 1858 San Francisco half dollars are more available than early counterparts. Mintage increased to 476,000 with PCGS population report indicating 74 examples at both EF grade levels. In AU, the number drop quickly with only six graded AU58. This NGC AU58 example is a most attractive example with steely gun metal gray surfaces and cartwheel luster. Strike is well executed with only star 13 lacking connected centrils; Gobrecht's engraved head and hair curls are full and crisp. Other than a few scattered micro ticks in the fields, this piece has no blemishes to mention. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another important offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 50C 1859S Seated 50C 1859-S
AU58 NGC
1808272010
WB-3
Original $1350 New December 3! Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Large S, Bold Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, New Jersey Collection. 1859 San Francisco strikes are not as rare as the earlier issues with a mintage of 566,000. However, locating AU58 examples is always a fun collecting challenge and will take patience. The New Jersey Collection Liberty Seated half dollar set contains an example that is housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and offers eye catching luster and creamy white surfaces. Brilliant cartwheel luster is active and pleasing. Surfaces are strictly original though an old dip is possible. All devices are well struck and please realize the late die state WB-3 obverse is found with significat die erosion surround the date punch. I'm enjoying the evaluation of this lovely half and believe the next owner will also be satisfied with a purchase. Please note that the GFRC images are quite bad with respect to the in hand and bright light appearance. This half is a uniform creamy white with no light to dark color variation on the obverse; this anomaly is due to lighting reflections with photodome and a low in the sky sun.
Seated 50C 1861S Seated 50C 1861-S
AU58 NGC
1782796007
WB-5
Original HOLD
$1100
New December 3! Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Original Surfaces, Well Struck for Variety, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. The Civil War arrives during 1861 with the western states being isolated and focusing on a growing California economy. Seated half dollar strikes increase to 939,500 as ample silver bullion stock is available. Survival rates are also increased for this date but locating choice examples is a different story. CAC has only approved four at AU55 grade and another four in AU58. This example has not be sent to CAC by the New Jersey Collection consignor. This WB-5 variety example is essentially a twin to the 1859-S in overall appearance. Frosty cartwheel luster is eye catching while the surfaces are offer a hint of gold. Has this piece been dipped at one point? Probably but surfaces are mark free with just a few random wispy hairlines that are consistent with the grade. Strike is well executed with no points of weakness. A challenging date and grade that is fairly priced. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An important offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 50C 1863S Seated 50C 1863-S
AU58 NGC
663332007
WB-4
Original $900 New December 3! Original Surfaces, Creamy Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. The 1863 San Francisco date is yet another Civil War issue with close to one millions strikes. Survival rates continue to improve. In lower circulated grades, this date is relatively common, for a Seated half, and moderately scarce in AU grades. This 1863-S example has original surfaces as a host of metal flow lines remain undisturbed and reflective. However, the white coloring suggests being dipped before holdering. Surfaces offer active cartwheel luster on both obverse and reverse. The gold toning streaks on the obverse are present on the coin but not as pronounced as on images. A low angled Northeast sun made photographing this piece challenging and resulted in over emphasis of the gold obverse streaks and lower reverse toning. Strike is complete and consistent with the WB-4 die variety. I love the Medium S mintmark with broken top loop! Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 50C 1864S Seated 50C 1864-S
MS61 PCGS
29733631
WB-4
Original HOLD
$2500
New December 3! Difficult Mint State Grade, Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, New Jersey Collection. By 1864, the American Civil War ranged on. San Francisco strikes for 1864 dated half dollars dropped to 658,000 with a low survival in AU and Mint State grades. PCGS population report indicates 9 graded as AU58 and another 16 in all Mint State grades. This MS61 example is fully struck with a lovely satiny finish. Surfaces are original with undisturbed metal flow lines throughout obverse and reverse fields. Cartwheel luster is active with a satiny texture. There are a few micro ticks on Liberty's upper body to mention and consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. An important Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 50C 1866-S
No Motto
AU58 NGC
301997017
WB-1
Original HOLD
$7500
New December 3! No Motto, Late Die State WB-1, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. 1866 San Francisco strikes with a No Motto reverse occurred with a single die pairing. Mintage is reported at only 60,000 but the survival rate in circulated grades up through EF45 is higher than expected for the mintage. Availability changes dramatically in AU or better grades and I might suggest this date/variety is underrated at those grade levels. When first announcing the New Jersey Collection Seated half dollar sale, this date received many First Rights of Refusals confirming my suspicions. PCGS population reports indicates one example graded AU55 and none at AU58. Therefore a rarity in AU regardless of major TPG service. The offered example is spectacular with vibrant frosty cartwheel luster and a hammered strike. Surfaces are unmolested other than a probably dip in the past. A faint gold film is evident on the obverse with darker shades near the rim. Accurately graded as there is a touch of rub at the left facing breast and lower leg. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An important rarity from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties that deserved special consideration by the top collectors of Liberty Seated halves.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 50C 1866-S
Motto
AU58 PCGS
08248741
WB-2
Choice HOLD
$1150
New December 3! Underrated Date, Choice Original, Frosty Luster and Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. Soft satiny luster is the hallmark of this choice 1866 with motto San Francisco strike. Strike is bold and well executed by cracked and eroded dies. Surfaces are a uniform creamy white and completely blemish free. There is a hint of rub on the lower leg but none on the left facing breast. Housed in old blue label holder with standard ring insert. An important offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties as underrated at the AU58 grade level.
Seated 50C 1867S Seated 50C 1867-S
AU58 NGC
1515177002
WB-9
Choice HOLD
$1000
New December 3! Doubled Die Reverse, Choice Original, Faint Gold Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. This 1867 San Francisco strike is essentially a twin, in appearance, to the 1866-S No Motto example in the New Jersey Collection set. Both offer vibrant frosty cartwheel luster and well executed strike. Surfaces are choice and unmolested. A light golden champagne patina covers both obverse and reverse. Mintage for the 1867-S date is 1,196,000 and is reflected in the number of available examples across all grades. This offering is accurately graded with rub at the left facing breast and lower leg. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An important offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 50C 1871S Seated 50C 1871-S
AU58 NGC
2030816002
WB-1
Original HOLD
$900
New December 3! Double Die Obverse, Incomplete S, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. 1871 San Francisco strikes were produced in large quantities and have a high mintage of 2,178,000 pieces. This date is available in all circulated grades up through mint state and becomes scarce in mint state. This example, from a complete set assembled by the New Jersey Collection consignor, offers bold and vibrant cartwheel luster that is more consistent with MS63 grade level. This piece is no question original and was probably lightly dipped a long time ago. Strike is complete with round stars and crisp device details throughout obverse and reverse. There are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field and faint rub on the left facing breast that warrant the assigned AU58. But the luster is incredible and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation if creamy white coloring is your cup of numismatic tea. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1873S Seated 50C 1873-S
AU58 PCGS
21832402
WB-1
Original HOLD
$3550
New December 3! Single Die Pair, Underrated Issue in AU or Better, Original Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. 1873 San Francisco strikes are so underrated in AU or better grades. Mintage is only 288,000 with survival rates dropping off quickly when choice. PCGS population indicates four graded AU58 and only six total in all Mint State grades. The CAC population for this date is ridiculous low! Only 8 total with two AU58s approved and one MS64. Just reflect on that point for a moment. The New Jersey Collection specimen is frosty white and offers bold cartwheel luster. Strike is complete. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important GFRC offering that will be appreciated by the new owner.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 50C 1875-S
AU58 PCGS
21297399
WB-2
Choice HOLD
$485
New December 3! Small Wide S, Choice Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Typical Strike, Conservatively Graded, New Jersey Collection. Bold frosty luster is the highlight for this lovely 1875-S half dollar. Cartwheels are vibrant and flashy. Strike is nearly complete with only stars 6 through 8 lacking connected centrils. Grading appears conservative as I would be closer to MS62 as difficult to find any traces of rub. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert and PCGS emblem embossed on upper reverse. An important offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 50C 1877S Seated 50C 1877-S
AU58 NGC
376129013

Original $385 New December 3! Original, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. Bold reflective luster from mirrored surfaces is quite pleasing. Cartwheels are brilliant on obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with field ticks consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An important offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 10C 1892
Doubled Date
MS64PL NGC
2388569001
FS-302
Gem $6000 New December 2! Extremely Rare Doubled Date, Gem Original, Prooflike Early Strike, Four Known. GFRC is pleased to offer the finest known 1892 Barber dime FS-302 Doubled Date specimen. This exception piece is graded NGC MS64 PL with attribution references of FS-301, VP-001 and Breen 3472. The latter is important as Breen states, "1892 Double Date. Very Rare. Proofs and business strikes." This amazing Barber dime comes with a book sized pristine NGC Photo Proof laminated document that explains the variety and captures full obverse and reverse images along with a macro shot of the date, with the following description by Anthony C. LaVerghetta. "Perhaps it was the unfamiliarity with a new coin type that prompted the engraver to first punch the date of this dime far to the left of where it should be. This was corrected on the second attempt, leaving both impressions sharp. This specimen is actually not the variety illustrated in Breen; it is better, having a more complete extra date. Quite rare, especially uncirculated, this beauty is the only example certified by NGC (April 2009). Entirely untoned, it was coined from fresh dies that retained their prooflike fields. On top of everything else, this spendid dime is fully struck in all details." This is the only example certified by NGC with three examples certified by PCGS. This piece is the plate coin employed to illustrate FS-302 on the NGC VarietyPlus webpage. Surfaces are closer to a full fledged proof than a business strike with doubled denticles on the obverse. The repunched date is bold and obvious under 10x loupe and easily detected by die variety fans. The combination of heavily mirrored obverse and reverse fields and the repunched date should make this an easy cherrypicker target if available. But with only four examples certified since 2008, it is definitely a rarity. This is a offering for a serious Barber collector who desires a research project as no explanation currently exist for the manufacture of this piece.
Gold G$3 1854 Gold G$3 1854
MS63 PCGS
34195134

Choice $3500 New December 2! First Year Issue, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. First year of issue and excellent choice as a type coin.Hand selected by Osprey due to the above average surface quality and brilliant (frosty) cartwheel lusterThe strike is bold with all obverse curls deeply impressed.The reverse wreath and bow are just as well struck. A lovely, blemish free $3 gold piece. Freshly graded and housed in a 2015 PCGS holder. A fine numismatic property from the Osprey Collection for the discerning collector.
Gold G$3 1860 Gold G$3 1860
MS63 PCGS
81479128

Choice $6450 New December 2! Low Mintage issue of only 7,036. Proof Like Fields, Choice original, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. . The low mintage present challenges to obtaining choice specimens. PCGS has graded 21 pieces in MS63 with only 15 coins in MS64. Above MS64 the 1860 $3 is truly rare. The 1860 $3 gold is not often offered. Coin facts reflects only 2 auction records for MS63 coins in 2016 and none in 2017 and according to Coin Facts only 1 MS64 was auctioned in 2013 none since.This offering is fully choice with profile fields. Brilliant reflective cartwheel luster stands out on the first viewing especially on the reverse. The frosted elements present a cameo effect. Surfaces are blemish free other than a few wispy hairlines that account for the grade. A hammered strike on the obverse and reverse is reflected in the bold hair curls and well defined wreath and bow devices. Housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. A fine numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 50C 1872CC Seated 50C 1872-CC
F15 PCGS
27644896
WB-2
Original $875 New December 1! Large CC Mintmark, Crusty Original Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Popular Carson City date and well preserved. This strictly original 1872 Carson City offering featured thick crusty original patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is well executed with ample residual device details at the Fine 15 grade level. Just honest wear with no blemish to note. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. A solid example for a mid circulate grade date and mintmark set.
Barber 25C 1915S Barber 25C 1915-S
AU53 PCGS
82618904

Original $175 New November 30! Second to Last Year of Issue, Original, Light Gray Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. Price reduction effective November 30, 2017. 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.
Draped Bust 50C 1807 Draped Bust 50C 1807
VF30
PCGS
83989881
O-105
Choice $1195 New November 30! Better Draped Bust Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. How I wish all Draped Bust halves would have been preserved like this lovely 1807 O-105 example. Surfaces are perfectly natural and covered with crusty gray-blue golden patina. Obverse fields are evenly gray-blue and quickly transition to golden hues at the stars and date. Reverse is toned gray-gold in the protected areas with a hint of verdigris on the upper shield lines that validates the strict originality. Strike is uniform and well executed. Blemish wise, there are two ancient lines, fully toned over, between hair curls and stars 1 through 3. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the originality, eye appeal and grading. This is just one of those coins that every collector would be proud to own and share with friends.
Gold G$2.5 1903 Gold G$2.5 1903
MS63
PCGS OGH
9941491

Gem $950 New November 30! Gem Original, Deep Orange Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Highwood Collection. Definitely a special offering from the Highwood Collection as purchased years ago and salted away in a bank vault. The decision has been made to begin liquidating some of the ancient purchases. GFRC is so pleased to be offering this gem original 1903 $2.5 quarter eagle. Deep orange patina immediately validate that surfaces are completely natural and untouched. Frosty cartwheel luster compounds the eye appeal. Then there is a hammered strike with fully rounded stars and every delicate reverse eagle feather detail being clearly defined. Blemishes are to a minimum. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. Yes, the asking price is a bit strong but consistent with the atypically strong quality.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan $1 1881-S
MS63* NGC
4293408029

Choice $175 New November 30! Choice Original, Obverse Rainbow Crescent Arc, Star Designation, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Flashy cartwheel luster abounds on this lovely 1881-S Morgan but the highlight is a crescent shaped rainbow toning arc at the lower left reverse. Cheek is clean with few blemishes to be found across obverse and reverse. Housed in new large font NGC holder with Star designation for eye appeal. A conservatively graded offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan $1 1881-S
MS63
NGC
4293408019

Choice $185 New November 30! Choice Original, Obverse Rainbow Crescent Arc, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Flashy luster and a pretty rainbow crescent toning arc on obverse are the highlights of this CAC approved Morgan dollar. Few blemishes for the assigned MS63 graded level and housed in new large font NGC holder. A satisfying example from the Watch Hill Collection.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan $1 1881-S
MS63
NGC
4293408018

Gem $195 New November 30! Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Gold with Sky Blue Rim, Watch Hill Collection. This lovely gem original 1881-S toner Morgan is a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. One look and you will be hooked on the lovely rose gold obverse toning that is frame by a thin ring of sky blue at the rim. Luster is bold for the MS63 assigned grade and marks are to a minimum. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An excellent value and another quality offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan $1 1881-S
MS62*
NGC
4293418001

Choice $185 New November 30! Reverse Rainbow Toning Arc, Proof Like Fields, Substantial Eye Appeal, NGC Star Designation, Watch Hill Collection. A most attractive Morgan dollar that has been mounted reverse side forward due to pretty rainbow toning arc at the upper reverse. NGC also provided a Star designation. Technical grading is accurate as there are marks in Liberty's cheek. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Another attractive toned Morgan dollar offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
Morgan $1 1883CC Morgan $1 1883-CC
MS63 PCGS
80567739

Choice $385 New November 30! Scarce Carson City Toner, Choice Original, Golden Obverse, Teal Blue Reverse, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. 1883 Carson City Morgan dollars are readily available without too much searching. However, nearly all will be found frosty white and some with proof like fields. Deeply toned Carson City Morgans are the exception, therefore GFRC is pleased to be offering this nice dual sided toned example. Obverse is covered with burnt orange gold patina that is quite thick. The reverse, on the other hand, offers brilliant cartwheel luster and a thin layer of teal blue coloring. Blemishes are consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another quality Morgan dollar toner offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan $1 1885-O
MS63
NGC
4293408035

Choice $185 New November 30! Near Gem Original, Attractive Light Green-Gold Obverse Patina, Limited Marks, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. After reviewing hundreds of toner Morgans, those with light green and gold colors are in the minority. This lovely example is particularly attractive with gold rims and lighter green shades at the obverse center. Marks are limited at the assigned grade level which further adds to the eye appeal. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Yet another quality Morgan dollar toner offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
3841310005
F-103
Choice $875 New November 30! Popular Chin Whiskers Variety, Attractive Rose-Gray Blue Toning, Highwood Collection, Top 100 Varieties Set Candidate. A popular Chin Whiskers example that is accurately graded. Original surfaces have acquired an old album rose-gray toning with deep blue at the rims. Bright light viewing is fun with glowing luster that is above the assigned MS62 grade. This piece is fully struck as; remember that 1840 No Drapery dimes are found with shallow die relief. The die polished lines (chin whiskers) are evident on the obverse image. A 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with serial number 3841310-005 and CAC approval. From the Highwood consignor and definitely a quality piece worthy of consideration.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
No Arrows
AU50
PCGS
15677642
F-101
Choice HOLD
$950
New November 30! Scarce No Arrows Offering, Choice Original, Rose-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Highwood Collection. 1853 No Arrows dime sport a small mintage of only 95,000. Production of the heavier weight planchet was terminated early during 1853 in favor of a lower silver weight to solve the silver arbitrage issue facing United States silver coinage. Today, 1853 No Arrows dimes are scarce in all circulated graded with most being known in mint state. This PCGS AU50 certified example offers choice surfaces that are covered with uniform rose-violet and gray patina. CAC approval rewards the strict originality. This is the only AU50 example with CAC approval along with one in AU55 and two at AU58. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important numismatic offering from the Highwood Collection.
Seated 10C 1866S Seated 10C 1866-S
EF45
NGC
3006633014
F-101
Choice $1275 New November 30! Choice Original, Dirty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Highwood Collection. The F-101 1866-S die pairing is often confused for a Philadelphia strike due to the weak small S mintmark that is faintly visible on some examples. Many of these mis-attributed pieces will be in lower grades. This F-101 offering, from the Highwood Collection, is at a grade level not often seen for the date. Surviving examples top out at the EF45 level with just a hand full at the AU grade level per PCGS population report. To further drive home the point of scarcity in upper circulated grades, a check of the CAC population report revealed 13 total approved with only two in EF45, one at AU50 and another at AU55. That is all at the popular collector grade levels. Therefore this offering is very important and deserves serious attention. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with thin dirty gray patina. Strike is well executed for a Civil War San Francisco era piece. I'm also comfortable with the grading. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 25C 1840-O
EF40
PCGS
32262408
Briggs 1-A
Gem $485 New November 30! Gem Original, Thick Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Price reduction effective November 30, 2017. 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.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 25C 1851-O
VF30
PCGS
34114528

Choice $1750 New November 30! Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Well Struck for Date, Accurately Graded, Highwood Collection. A better date in the Liberty Seated quarter series with small mintage of 88,000. Most surviving examples are found with weak strikes and surface issues. Along comes this choice example from the Highwood Collection with CAC approval for GFRC customers to consider. This 1851 New Orleans specimen offers choice surfaces with natural medium gray patina and no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is rather strong for the issue with the right facing wing having some weakness but the claws and arrow feather nicely defined. CAC has only approved 19 pieces in all grades (including mint state) while in VF30, two have been approved. If looking for a premium quality example of the 1851-O date, then this is your coin. A quality offering from the Highwood Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Medium Date
AU55
PCGS
28785188

Choice HOLD
$715
New November 30! Colonel Green/Eric P. Newman Pedigree, Original Old Paper Gray Patina, Bold Strike, Conservatively Graded, Highwoods Collection. The original toning on this 1846 half dollar is typical of many silver pieces within the Eric P. Newman collection. Patina is crusty gray from being stored in old paper envelopes for decades. This example is choice with no blemishes whatsoever and a hammered strike. All obverse star centrils are connected and the facial and hair details are well defined; same is true for eagle feathers and claws. Under bright light, the crusty patina is mildly transparent and exposes residual luster and gun metal gray/blue coloring. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. This piece original sold at the November 2013 Heritage sale of Newman numismatic properties and was offered in NGC AU58 CAC holder. Subsequently, the buyer cross the half to PCGS at AU55 level with another round through CAC for approval. A value at asking price.
Walking Liberty 50C 1937 Walking Liberty 50C 1937
MS66
PCGS
29921573

Gem $285 New November 30! Gem Original, Wonderful Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Price reduction effective November 30, 2017. Handling high end mint state Walkers is fun as appearances can be dramatically different based on die preparations and wear. Case in point is this gorgeous 1937 half dollar. 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 $285 New November 30! Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Skin, Accurately Graded. Price reduction effective November 30, 2017. 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. Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1823/2 Capped Bust 10C 1823/2
Large Es
F15 raw
JR-3
Original $185 New November 29! Large Es Variety, Original Ebony Gray, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Few Marks at Grade Level. A solid and no question original 1823 Capped Bust dime for a Dansco or Whitman album set. Fields are toned an even ebony gray and provides nice background contrast to the lighter main devices. Accurately graded. The JR-3 Large Es die variety that is R2 rating. A solid mid circulated early dime to consider.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 5C 1830
EF40 raw
LM-7
Choice $175 New November 29! Choice Original, Bold Rims, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Bold Strike. A perfectly original 1830 LM-7 Capped Bust half dime to consider. Surfaces are no question original and covered with thick gun metal gray patina. Strike is well executed, especially in the reverse. This one will grade at TPG in a heartbeat. No blemishes worth mentioning either. Just a solid little half dime to consider for a Dansco or Whitman album set.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 50C 1934
MS65
PCGS
21831478

Gem HOLD
$200
New November 29! Maryland Tercentenary, Gem Original, Bold Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Superior Example. An eye catching example of the 1934 Maryland Tercentenary silver half dollar commemorative. This piece is no question gem original with brilliant frosty cartwheel luster and a faint golden skin that provides coloring. Completely struck and conservatively graded. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and eye appeal. A lovely offering for the selective collector.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 50C 1946
MS66 PCGS Rattler
2004803

Gem $195 New November 29! Iowa Centennial, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading . The Iowa Centennial half dollar commemorates the 100th anniversary of Iowa's statehood. Nearly all struck example were sold to Iowa state residents. The is lovely example is gem original with frosty cartwheel luster. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder with dot matrix printed label. Perfect for the collector attempting a set of PCGS rattler early commemoratives.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 50C 1946
MS66
NGC Fatty
167917004

Gem $295 New November 29! Booker T Washington, Superb Gem Original, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Incredible Preservation State . A magnificent 1946 Booker T. Washinton commemorative housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder to consider. A superb gem example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is covered with rich rose-gold and aquamarine colors while the reverse glows with fiery rose-gold when any light source is added. CAC approval is icing on the cake. For collectors who desire wildly toned coins.
Seated 50C 1855/4 Seated 50C 1855/4
Overdate
EF40 ANACS
825306
WB-102 FS-301
Choice $475 New November 29! Scarce 1855/54 Overdate, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Ex. Dick Osburn Collection. The first 1855/54 overdate Seated half dollar handled by GFRC and what a nice example indeed. Surfaces are perfectly original and covered with uniform gun metal gray-blue patina. Under a light source, the darker toning melts away revealing sky blue fields at one viewing angle and a golden ring surrounding the stars at another angle. Fields are lightly mirrored and reflective. A choice example with just a few toned over circulation blemishes consistent with the grade. Housed in early to mid 1990 ANACS OWH. From the Dick Osburn Collection and listed as WB-102 for the 1855 date by Wiley-Bugert.
Seated 5C 1853 Seated 5C 1853
With Arrows
AU58 raw

Choice $175 New November 29! Near Gem Original, Iridescent Golden-Gray Luster, Well Struck, Strong Eye Appeal. This 1853 With Arrows half dime is the perfect candidate for a Dansco or Whitman album type set. Surfaces offer golden gray iridescent luster that is quite eye catching. I could easily see this piece in an MS62 holder at some point but technically, this is an AU58 with pretty luster and eye appeal. GFRC images are unable to capture complex iridescent luster so please use your imagination and trust this written description. Worth the asking price.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 10C 1892
MS64 PCGS OGH
9234279

Gem $325 New November 28! Gem Original, Mirrored Fields, Frosty Devices, Golden Rims, Conservatively Graded. 1892 first of issue examples are always available in the market. The challenge, for collectors, is locating an above average specimen that will be a joy to own and display. GFRC is pleased this candidate for consideration. I love this 1892 Barber dime for several reasons. First is the overall appearance and contrast between frosty devices and mirrored fields, especially on the reverse. Next are the lovely golden toned rims which are a bit deeper on the obverse. Finally, the conservative grading in PCGS old green holder contributes to the allure. A lovely example that should not last long given the old time quality.
Barber 10C 1897 Barber 10C 1897
MS63
PCGS
83981726

Choice $250 New November 28! Early Philadelphia Strike, Choice Original, Classic Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded. Attractively toned and strictly original. Center are toned a natural copper gray with ebony surround obverse legend and bridging reverse rim to wreath. Strike is complete. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Overall, a quality early Barber die that should pleased selective collectors. Consider as a type coin or holding a place in a date/mintmark set.
Barber 10C 1914D Barber 10C 1914-D
MS64
PCGS
30802846

Choice $250 New November 28! Choice Original, Copper-Aquamarine Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. This 1914 Denver strike is accurately graded and quite attractive. Most mint state late date Barber dimes will be found frosty white therefore an example with old toning is refreshing. Obverse is toned with copper-aquamarine shades while the reverse is mostly pastel aquamarine gold. Strick is well executed. A fairly priced peice as a mint state type coin or for inclusion in a date and mintmark set. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Barber 25C 1915D Barber 25C 1915-D
MS64+
PCGS
84218863

Gem $575 New November 28! Gem Original, Flashy Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Dazzling iridescent cartwheel luster immediately jumps out and grabs you when viewing this special 1915 Denver struck half dollar. This gem example has transparent gray patina on the obverse while the reverse is closer to gun metal gray-blue. Strike is hammered with eagle's bottom right leg and claw fully defined along with arrows being distinct. A perfect type coin that brings substantial character to a collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is 100% warranted for this lovely example.
Capped Bust 50C 1818 Capped Bust 50C 1818
AU50
PCGS
83064429
O-109
Choice $865 New November 28! Choice Original, Delicate Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Golden Luster at Rims, Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. A superb 1818 O-109 Capped Bust half dolllar offering at the assigned AU50 grade level. Surfaces are entirely choice and natural and would please the most selective collector of the series. A light gun metal gray patina covers both obverse and reverse as base toning. However the area surrounding stars and reverse legend offers considerable mint frost and residual golden luster. Strike is uniform with the clasp being boldly defined. Conservative graded at the AU50 level and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is absolutely warranted given the eye appeal and strict originality. It is not every day that I can locate an early Capped Bust half that is so desirable.
Early Commems 50C 1915S Early Commems 50C 1915-S
MS64
PCGS Fatty
123711002

Gem $1250 New November 28! Gem Original, Rare 1st Generation NGC Fatty Holder, Light Gray-Gold Luster, Conservatively Graded. A magnificent 1915-S Pan Pacific early commemorative offering housed in first generation NGC holder to consider. This piece is no question gem original with light gray-gold surfaces and luster. The mint holder ring toning is evident on both obverse and reverse as further validation of the strict originality. Then there is the early generation NGC holder to consider as part of the purchase. The holder, itself, is a collectible with white label and embossed Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America on the reverse. Holder is in pristine condition also. CAC approval captures the eye appeal, conservative old time grading etc... A special GFRC offering that will be a conversation piece among collector friends.
Gold G$5 1909D Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS64
PCGS OGH
4429083

Gem $2350 New November 28! Gem Original, Deep Old Time Orange Patina, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading. Don't I wish that more gem original examples of $2.5 and $5 Indian gold could be located for GFRC inventory as so much fun to stock. This 1909 Denver strike offers the complete package to collectors searching for the best possible candidate for a type set. Surfaces are covered with deep orange patina and traces of verdigris that validate the strict originality. Satiny luster is bold and a joy to view. Strike is also fully executed. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. A marvelous offering that will please the selective collector of United States gold.
Gold G$5 1910 Gold G$5 1910
Indian
MS62
PCGS
34064387

Choice HOLD
$750
New November 28! Choice Original, Orange Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Mark Free, Conservative Grading. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval captures the originality, and mark free surfaces at the assigned MS62 grade level. A quality offering for the selective collector.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 10C 1885
MS64
PCGS
30694465
F-106
Choice $450 New November 28! Early Die State, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. A superb 1885 F-106 example at the assigned MS64 grade level. This piece provides frosty cartwheel luster with a faint transparent golden film as one would expect from strictly original surfaces. Strike is nearly complete with only the top of Liberty's head lacking full details. Fully struck heads on With Legend dimes should bring a premium as atypical. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean validates what my eyes see....an eye appealing dime that is accurately graded.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 10C 1889
MS65 PCGS
21602632
F-116
Gem $700 New November 28! Gem Original, Beautiful Original Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading . Let's open this description with a JUST BUY NOW recommendation. I've looked at many Liberty Seated dime during collecting and now, dealer career. This 1889 dime is gorgeous and the type of dime found in my personal collection. Satiny luster is consistent with MS66 grade level. Mottled toning is perfectly original. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at top of Liberty's head. Eye appeal is all there. So why only graded MS65? This dime resides in old PCGS blue label holder dating back to late 1990s. Grading was strict and conservative as compared to today's market. All I can find to explain the MS65 net grade is a tiny obverse line from left facing wrist to E in UNITED which is difficult to see on GFRC images. Otherwise this one is worthy of an MS66 grade level. If looking for a really nice 1889 dime without spending over four figures, then consider this piece.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 25C 1839
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
82659898
Briggs 2-B
Choice $575 New November 28! Closed Claws Reverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading. GFRC is pleased to offer this well preserved 1839 Closed Claws quarter with blemish free surfaces and strictly original gun metal gray patina. Grading is conservative as my initial assessment was EF45 based on the depth of the right wing feathers and well defined obverse scroll edges. Strike weakness is an ongoing issue with No Drapery issues and this example is no different with weak head and stars at upper obverse. Strike variability can be confusing to TPG graders. This is a no question choice example with CAC approval validation. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion into a circulated type set or even a CAC approved date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1844O Seated 25C 1844-O
AU50 PCGS
26792281
Briggs 3-F
Original $485 New November 28! Heavily Cracked Reverse, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. An important offering of the 1844-O Briggs 3-F die pairing with heavily cracked reverse die. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with mottled gray patina. Bright light viewing exposes satiny residual luster with grays transitioning to rose and faint gold on the reverse. Obverse strike is typical with several stars lacking connected centrils. The reverse is much fun to study with spider web like die cracks throughout the legend to rim. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no surfaces anonalies to discuss. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. One does not often see this date at the AU grade level and an excellent opportunity to secure an example.
Seated 25C 1850 Seated 25C 1850
AU55 PCGS
85192774

Choice HOLD
$1250
New November 28! Misplaced 1 Digit on Rim, Top 25 Varieties, Choice Original, Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. 1850 Liberty Seated Philadelphia strikes are scarce and pretty well known by collectors as a better date in the series. Then add the importance of the extra 1 digit on the rim die variety (Top 25 Varieties set) and this offering becomes quite special. Mintage is only 190,800 with the strong possibility that some were melted as part of the silver bullion arbitrage playing out during the 1851 through early 1853 timeframe prior to planchet weights being reduced during 1853. A CoinFacts check reveales few auction records at the AU grades with the majority of existing records not being choice examples due to few available for grading. GFRC is very pleased to be offering this choice example that will please the selective Seated quarter collector. This piece is accurately graded with plenty of reflective luster due to lightly mirrored surfaces. Aquamarine-gold toning is transparent during bright light viewing and mostly melts away exposing light blue on the obverse center and distinct aquamarine and gold semi circles on the reverse. I really like this example as one of the best 1850 quarters handled since operating GFRC. Fairly priced as one needs to forget the price guides in AU or better as inaccurate.
Seated 25C 1852 Seated 25C 1852
VF30 PCGS
34381559
Briggs 1-A
Original $725 New November 28! Rare Repunched Date Obverse, Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties. The 1852 Seated quarter is a scarce coin in any grade. This date is more available in high grades such as AU and Mint State, and less available in circulated condition. This is probably due to the issue having little time to circulate prior to the weight change of 1853. The 1852 date also features a rare and interesting die variety, the 1852/52 repunched date listed by Briggs as 1-A and also included in the Top 25 Varieties set by Greg Johnson. 1852/852 examples are rare with obvious repunching on the 851 digits. The date position is also unique so that attribution is clear even for lower graded coins. This obverse was also used to strike two known proofs. The offered example is well preserved with original gun metal gray patina. Strike is typical for the date with some stars lacking connected centrils. Repunching below the flag of the 5 digit and below the upper loop of the 2 digit is easily seen with 10x loupe. Blemishes are limited to a single well toned over line on Liberty's left facing breast to right top shield point. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready to be included in a Top 25 Varieties set on the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Seated 50c 1851O Seated 50C 1851-O
AU53
PCGS
30643622

Choice HOLD
$1400
New November 27! Rare Date, Choice Original, Golden-Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. GFRC is pleased to present a choice original 1851 New Orleans example that managed to survive the turbulent early days of our country. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and covered with semi transparent golden gray patina along with subtle intermixed blues on the obverse. Strike is boldly executed with only star 13 lacking connected centrils; all other devices are deeply impressed. 1850 through 1852 Seated halves struck at Philadelphia and New Orleans are much scarcer than recorded mintage due to silver content arbitrage. This issue was resolved during 1853 with a reduction in silver weight. But by then, many halves struck in the preceeding years had been melted. Luckily, this lovely example has survived and is accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please give this important Seated half dollar special consideration.
3Cent Silver 3C 1862 3Cent Silver 3C 1862
MS63 PCGS
83986782

Choice HOLD
$565
New November 25! Gorgeous Reverse Bullseye Toning, Choice Original, Mark Free Rims, Accurately Graded. A magnificently toned and choice original 1862 3 cent silver piece for GFRC customer consideration. This piece is mounted with reverse forward due to splendid bullseye toning. A dark blue outer ring surrounds rose patina on the denomination. The same rose patina is seen in the obverse but with lighter shades. Raised rims, which are so problematic for silver 3 cent pieces, are entirely defect free on this example. Accurately graded and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 25C 1825/4 Capped Bust 25C 1825/4
EF40
PCGS
06615809
B-3
Choice $1400 New November 25! 1825/4(2), Choice Original, Deep Blue Rim Toning, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. The better of the two 1825/4 die varieties resulting from same obverse die. This obverse is initial paired with different reverse die resulting in B-2 designation and often called the 1825/3 variety. The obverse die is lapped resulting in subtle changes to the undertype date appearance and subsequent 1825/4 designation. One of the better B-3 examples seen at the EF grade level with strictly original surfaces that are blemish free. Dark blue toning arcs cover the upper and lower obverse with light gold and grays in the lightly toned center area. The reverse toning is more radial with similar blues at the rims. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards originality and accurate grading. Another lovely toned early type coin from the Upstate New York Collection that deserves special consideration.
Capped Bust 50C 1819 Capped Bust 50C 1819
EF45 PCGS
82946761
O-110a
Original $450 New November 25! Attractive Obverse Rim Toning, Original Surfaces, Some Luster, Upstate New York Collection. A better Overton die pairing (O-110a) in late die state with circular reverse die crack at top of legend and through arrow heads and denomination. Attractive obverse toning is the highlight; light gold throughout with rings of gold and blue at the rim. Heavy obverse die clashing is evident below Liberty's ear. Surfaces are essential blemish free with only a few minute obverse ticks that do not detract. Accurately graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another nicely toned early type coin offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1828 Capped Bust 50C 1828
Curl Base 2, No Knob
AU53
PCGS
24171139
O-103
Choice $475 New November 25! Choice Original, Antique Gray Toning, Ebony Rims, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. A well struck 1828 O-103 example that offers old time antique gray surfaces and darker ebony highlights at the stars and reverse legend. Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Eye appeal is high and should please the most selective collector of this larger denomination series. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality, accurate grading and overall eye appeal. A fine numismatic property from the Upstate New York Collection.
Draped Bust 5C 1796 Draped Bust 5C 1796
LIKERTY
EF45
PCGS
50251261
LM-1
Choice $9250 New November 25! Rare Early Type This Nice! Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. The 1796 half dime is the first year of the Draped Bust design. The V -1, LM-1 die pairing as been designated and popularized as the LIKERTY variety due to broken top and bottom loops of the B in LIBERTY. It is a scarce date that is at least as rare, if not more rare, than the 1794 Flowing Hair. Mintage is only 10,230 with low survival rate. This example is strictly original and offers choice surfaces covered with gray-golden patina. Struck is completely executed with prominent die clashing on the obverse. Reverse exhibits die cracks and an internal die cud between ST and ATES. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed a few ancient lines on the lower obverse that did not bother PCGS or CAC. Only 15 examples in all graded have been approved by CAC. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. A magnificent offering from the Osprey Collection that last appeared at auction at FUN 2012 and realized $9200. Since that time, CAC approval has been added. Fairly priced for the overall quality.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 10C 1867-S
VF35 ANACS OWH
2786342
F-101
Original $600 New November 25! Original, Scarcer of Two Die Pairings, Golden Gray with Mottled Blues, Typical Strike, Upstate New York Collection. 1867 San Francisco examples are always challenging to locate. Low survival rates choice and flat strikes are ongoing issues. This example, from the Upstate New York Collection, is perfectly original with a base layer of golden gray patina. Deeper mottled blue is more predominant on the reverse. Strike is typical for the date and F-101 die pairing with flat head and weak gown line. Housed in ANACS old white holder and the second time handled by GFRC.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 10C 1889
MS66 PCGS
08724540
F-114
Gem $950 New November 25! Gem Original, Natural Blue-Rose Patina, Heavily Clashed Die State, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Let's start off the description with the fact that I really like this dime due to the natural and untouched patina. This piece is a no question gem with thick blue gray toning that also includes rose on the obverse and aquamarine and yellow on the reverse. Under bright light, the baseline luster brings about a multi color glow especially on the reverse where the surfaces transition to deep blue. There are no blemishes whatsoever while the strike is nearly complete with the only weakness seen is at the upper left reverse wheat grains. Both the obverse and reverse dies are heavily clashed. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another lovely toned offering from the Upstate New York Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 25C 1872S Seated 25C 1872-S
AU55 PCGS
25377416

Original HOLD
$7500
New November 25! Key Date and Rare Grade, Original Brilliant Satiny Luster, Mottled Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Few Known Better. Mintage of 83,000 and a key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series. This important offering is a grade rarity at the AU55 level with only three in all AU grades, per PCGS population report, and five designated as Mint State. This specimen is strictly original with mottled silver gray patina on the obverse while the reverse offers satiny luster with pale golden highlights. Under a 10x loupe, there is minimal observed wear; therefore the assigned grade is definitely accurate. Strike is essentially complete with only a few stars on the upper obvere lacking connected centrils. Liberty's facial details and hair curls are adequate for the issue while the reverse is fully struck. Bright light viewing reveals ample amounts of vibrant satin luster on both obverse and reverse which GFRC images are unable to capture. The 1872-S date is the no question rarest San Francisco Mint quarter of this type, when compared to earlier challenging issues such as the 1860-S, 1861-S and 1864-S for this honor. Survivors are elusive even in the lower grades with speculation that many examples were melted when the Act of February 12, 1873 changed the weight of this denomination. With only a handful of Mint State survivors, this important AU-55 is included among the finest known. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert and ready for a home in one of the finest Liberty Seated quarter collections being assembled.
Seated 50C 1850 Seated 50C 1850
AU50 PCGS
21565167
WB-2
Original HOLD
$1550
New November 25! Underrated Philadelphia Date, Strictly Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Golden Luster, Accurately Graded. A no question challenging date in the Liberty Seated half dollar series due to significant melting prior to the reduction of silver planchet weight during 1853. Given the profit potential of silver arbitrage from larger denomination silver U.S. coins, many issues from 1850 through 1852 were exported and melted. This survivng example is strictly original with uniform dirty gray patina. When placed under a light source, rich golden luster is exposed and surrounds the obverse stars and separates the reverse rim and legend. Strike is typical with some weakness on upper obverse stars and on the eagle's lower leg and claws. If not for two stray lines in the upper right obverse field, a Choice quality rating would have been assigned given the no question original surfaces. Housed in early PCGS holder with embossed gold PCGS logo on reverse and standard ring insert. An important offering that should be immediately scooped up due to rarity.
Seated 50C 1868 Seated 50C 1868
AU50 ANACS OWH
767476
WB-4
Market Acceptable $330 New November 25! Light Gray, Peripheral Old Album Secondary Toning, Accurately Graded, Upstate New Collection. Misplaced 68 in Denticles die variety listed as WB-4 by Bill Bugert in his Federal Register series. A well struck 1868-S example that has seen a long ago dip or wipe and subsequently sat in an old paper album and acquired coloring. Accurately graded in terms of wear and housed in old white ANACS holder. Nice secondary old album toning. From the Upstate New York Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 5C 1843 Seated 5C 1843
AU55 PCGS
81926236

Original $200 New November 25! Original, Golden-Rose Aquamarine Toning, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. An attractively toned 1843 half dime that excels when viewed under bright light. The darker shades, when viewed in hand, melt away to expose gold and rose rims surrounding an aquamarine obverse center. Reverse is toned a deeper golden rose. This piece is fully struck and blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another nicely toned early type offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 5C 1858 Seated 5C 1858
Inverted Date
EF40
PCGS
30196453

Choice $300 New November 25! Inverted Repunched Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. A choice original example of the scarce 1858 Inverted Date half dime variety that is one of the most interesting die preparations errors across all United States coins. The mint worker punched the date into the die upside-down, then corrected the error by adding a properly placed date punch over the former underlying punch. The first upside-down date is still visible in the die, even on lower-grade examples. The 1858 Inverted Repunched Date is a very scarce variety with estimates of less than 10% of the certified 1858 half dimes being struck with this obverse. The offering example is strictly original with choice surfaces. Crusty gray patina is present through obverse and reverse. Strike is typical for this variety/die pairing with weakness on Liberty's head, breasts and lower leg. Housed in 2014 generation holder with "Inverted Date" attribution on the PCGS label. CAC approval documents the strict original and accurate grading.
Trade $1 1876CC Trade $1 1876-CC
Double Die Reverse
AU58 Details ANACS
5279254
FS-801
Cleaned $1600 New November 25! Popular Doubled Die Reverse Variety, Uniform Gun Metal Gray-Blue, Retoned, Faint Hairlines Under 10x Loupe, Accurately Graded. Popular 1876-CC Doubled Die Reverse die variety at an attractive pricing level. Newly consigned to GFRC in the hopes of locating a serious Trade Dollar collector who will appreciate the bold reverse die doubling without breaking the bank. Grading is accurate and designated AU58 Details. Surfaces are covered with a deep gun metal gray-blue patina that is secondary toning. Under the toning, faint hairlines are seen with careful inspection. This past cleaning results in reflective fields that are a bit too active to be original. Die doubling on lower reverse is bold with second olive branch distinct from the final rendering. Housed in new ANACS gold holder with standard ring insert. Not a perfect coin but perfectly acceptable for the double die reverse variety.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 25C 1840-O
With Drapery
AU55
PCGS
13376296
Briggs 2-C
Gem HOLD
$1600
New November 23! Gem Original, Frosty Golden Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, One of Finest Available, Saw Mill Run Collection. There are many great consigned Liberty Seated quarters from the Saw Mill Run Collection but several stand out as being gems for the grade. This 1840-O Drapery example is nothing short of a gem and belongs in one of the finer collections presently under construction. Surfaces are perfectly original with frosty luster and light golden patina that becomes more pronounced at the rims. Strike is completely executed and compliments the originality while enhancing the eye appeal. As a date, the 1840-O Drapery is more available than its Philadelphia counterpart but still underrated in my mind. Only one example has been CAC approved in mint state with nine total in AU55 and AU58. These are small numbers with the Saw Mill Run example being close to condition census in terms of overall quality. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality, accurate PCGS grading and eye appeal.
Seated 25C 1844O Seated 25C 1844-O
EF40
PCGS
28663737
Briggs 3-G
Choice $450 New November 23! Choice Original, Dirty Medium Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1844 New Orleans date is not particular scarce with a mintage of 740,000. But as with so many other Seated quarter New Orleans dates, heavy circulation and low survival rates results in few choice examples available for collectors. The CAC population report illustrates this point with only 19 pieces total approved and only three at the mint state level. Between EF40 and AU58 are 10 examples; low numbers for a mintage of three quarter million. This example is conservative graded at the EF40 level with uniform dirty gray patina covering obverse and reverse. Obverse strike is complete while the left eagle leg, on reverse, exhibits typical weakness. There are no blemishes requiring mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and conservative grading. A fine numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1846 Seated 25C 1846
EF45
PCGS
13463660
Briggs 1-A
Choice $350 New November 23! Choice Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1846 Philadelphia strikes continue to be underrated at current price guide levels. Mintage is only 510,000 with a slightly better survival rate as compared to New Orleans strikes of the same era. This example is yet another quality duplicate from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserve special consideration. Light gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse has darker gray shades. Bright light viewing exposes residual luster with faint gold on the obverse and deeper gold toning surrounding the reverse legend. There is reverse strike weakness on the left and right eagle wings. Blemishes are limited to some faint chatter in the right obverse field. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 25C 1847 Seated 25C 1847
AU50
PCGS
27548969

Choice $515 New November 23! Near Gem Original, Light Gray Patina, Steely Reflective Luster, Conservatively Graded, White Pine Collection. A well above average 1847 Philadelphia strike offering from the White Pine Collection to consider. Actually, a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted due to the strict originality and substantial residual luster. The Seated quarter has the perfect "look" with steely fields and light gray obverse toning. The reverse is toned over with gray-gold shades. There are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. Obverse strike is bold with rounded stars and nearly complete hair curls while reverse has typical strike weakness on the eagle's leg feathers. If there example had a strong strike, a gem quality would have been assigned. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, conservative grading and overall eye appeal. Please give this lovely 1847 special consideration as you will not be disappointed when purchased.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 25C 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
13363335
Briggs 2-C
Choice $1100 New November 23! Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Typical Flat Obverse Strike, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1850 New Orleans Seated quarters are notorious for being poorly struck. Actually, I can't remember ever handling a problem free fully struck example since establishing GFRC back in 2013. This date is always a challenge to find choice with TPG grading being erratic due to strike issues. Offered here is one of the better examples seen and the only EF45 example approved by CAC. Surfaces are no question original with lightly mirrored fields throughout obvere and reverse. Liberty's gown and shield exhibit substantial die rust with similiar appearance on the reverse eagle feathers. Strike is typical with partial head details and all stars lacking centrils. The GFRC images accurately capture in hand appearance but not the glowing golden rose fields seen under a light source. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special attention by astute Liberty Seated quarter collectors. One will be hard pressed to locate a nicer circulated example.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
No Arrows
VF20 PCGS
29532243
Briggs 1-A
Original $3150 New November 23! Rare No Arrows 1853 Design, Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. 1853 brought a silver weigh reduction to all Seated denominations except the dollar due to silver bullion arbitrage. During early 1853, only 44,200 pieces where struck on the heavier planchet and without arrows and reverse rays. Today, handling any example of the No Arrows design for the date is an important event. GFRC is pleased to offer this lovely VF20 example from the White Pine Collection for consideration. This offering is accurately graded with blemish free surfaces. Surfaces are covered with uniform gray-rose patina. Under a light source, the toning shifts to rose-blue and is attractive. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge ring insert. An important rarity for an advanced Liberty Seated quarter date and mintmark set collection.
Seated 25C 1855S Seated 25C 1855-S
With Arrows
VF30 PCGS
12512831
Briggs 1-C
Choice $950 New November 23! Rare First Year Issue, Choice Original, Obverse Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Slightly Overgraded, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1855 brought the first Liberty Seated quarter and half dollar strikes at the San Francisco mint. Both denominations are challenging to locate with choice specimens being rare. This lovely 1855-S example is fully choice and well preserved. Surfaces are covered with a base layer of light gray patina coupled with darker ebony shades surrounding the stars and major devices. Wear is uniform while the fields and devices are entirely blemish free. The obverse offers classic circulated cameo eye appeal that collectors strive to locate. The $1000 question is why is this 1855-S example not CAC approved. Yes, it has been to CAC for review and did not pass. But originality is not the issue. A close inspection suggests that a VF25 grade would have been more consistent with wear. Since graded VF30, I suspect that slight overgrading by PCGS is the reason for failing to win a CAC green bean. If this piece would degraded to VF25 and resubmitted, I would bet that CAC approval would be secured. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Yet another fine numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that will delight serious students of the Liberty Seated quarter series.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 25C 1856-O
EF40
PCGS
12160443
Briigs 5-D
Choice $300 New November 23! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1856 New Orleans date is not particular scarce given its mintage of 968,000. However the date is rare in mint state. CAC has approved 24 in all grades including mint state. The EF40 grade level is where many surviving examples are located with ten approved by CAC. This example, from the Saw Mill Run Collection, is one of those ten examples and deservedly so. A well preserved example that has classic gun metal gray-blue patina coupled with strong strike. Other than wear on the lower leg that has exposed the underlying silver composition, this piece is blemish free. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for those collectors who are being selective.
Seated 25C 1856S Seated 25C 1856-S
VF35
PCGS
15070114
Briggs 3-D
Choice $1900 New November 23! Rare Early San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1856 San Francisco struck Seated quarters resulted in a mintage of 286,000 pieces. However, the survival rate is low with choice examples being unquestionably rare. Checking CAC population reports reveals a tiny 17 pieces approved with only 8 between the grades of VF35 to AU58. This wonderful specimen, from the Saw Mill Run Collection, is one of the three approved at the VF35 grade level and deservedly so. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with a layer of medium gray patina. Strike is well executed with all stars having connected centrils, even at the assigned VF35 grade. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes to mention. Overall, this is a choice and well balance example of an early key San Francisco date that will be cherished by the new owner. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted as this is one of the nicest 1856-S quarters handled by GFRC to date. It is always positive news when the Saw Mill Run Collection consignor decides to release long held duplicates for other collectors to enjoy.
Seated 25C 1857S Seated 25C 1857-S
VF20
PCGS
14962703
Briggs 2-C
Choice HOLD
$1050
New November 23! Scarce Early San Francisco Date, Deep Gray Patina, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. This early 1857 San Francisco strike features a mintage of only 82,000 with low survival rates. Just released from the well known Saw Mill Run Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and should be immediately purchased by an astute collector. Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Rich gray patina covers obverse and reverse with lighter shades at the wear points. Clearly an above average example for the assigned VF20 grade. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, accurate grading and overall eye appeal. Only 20 total pieces have been approved at CAC with this example being the lone VF20 with only one more at VF30 level. That is it...only two CAC approved examples in all VF grades. Yet another fine numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 25C 1891 Seated 25C 1891
Misplaced Date
AU55 PCGS
26792289
Briggs 7-G FS-301
Original HOLD
$500
New November 23! Misplaced 89 Digits in Denticles, Original Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties Set Candidate . A very scarce Top 25 Vareity to consider for Open Registry set. The 1891 misplaced date die variety is quite scarce with only 11 examples reported during the March 2014 report out of a Top 25 Variety survey among LSCC members. The reported quantity ranked in the top 3 for rarity and compares with the 1852 repunched date and 1853-O final O over horizontal O. Most reported example of the 1891 misplaced date variety are in EF or better since wear quickly removes traces of the digits in the denticles. This example is quite attractive with frosty luster and peripheral gold and blues. Strike is well executed throughout obverse and reverse. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. The PCGS label captured variety attribution and reads, "MPD FS-301". An important die variety offering to consider.
Seated 25C 1891O Seated 25C 1891-O
F12
PCGS
25374205

Choice $1100 New November 23! Rare Date and Under Appreciated, Choice Original, Gray Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. For some unknown reason, 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 striking Morgan dollars followed by Seated dimes. Seated quarters must have been an after thought with all entering circulation. Today the 1891-O date is a rarity only bested by the elusive 1849-O. Few examples survived to begin with let along choice. I was pleasantly surprised when the October 2017 White Pine Collection consignment contained this lovely F12 example with CAC approval. Only two examples have been approved at the Fine 12 graded with another two at Fine 15. Total CAC population is 24 examples. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Overall eye appeal is high due to darker gray fields that accentuated the lighter toned main devices. PCGS grading is conservative given the well struck obverse including nicely rounded stars and lower leg. An important GFRC offering for the advanced Liberty Seated quarter collector.
Seated 50C 1863 Seated 50C 1863
VF35 PCGS
32177334

Original $325 New November 23! Civil War Philadelphia Strike, Original Surfaces, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. A popular mid Civil War date specimen that is strictly original. Surfaces are covered with fairly uniform medium gray patina. Grading is accurate though I have seen examples similiar to this piece designated EF40 due to limited wear on the eagle wing feathers. Strike is complete. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed blemish free surfaces. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge ring insert. A nice Civil War Seated half from the White Pine Collection that is fairly priced for the quality.
Standing 25C 1916 Standing 25C 1916
FR02
PCGS
29267324

Choice $1795 New November 23! Key First Year Date, Honest Wear, Choice Surfaces, Affordable and Accurately Graded. The new Standing Liberty design was intended to replace the aged Barber motifs. 1916 dated coins were only struck during the last two weeks of 1916, with all being released to circulation the following year in January 1917. Mintage is very low for a 20th century issue with a tiny 52,000 coins, making this issue the lowest mintage by far in the Standing Liberty quarter series. Always popular with collectors due to the thrill of owning an important 1916 example that is a minimum four figure coin all grades. Examples at the FR02 and AG03 grade levels present an inexpensive alternative for ownership while maintain a reasonable budget and filling that last hole in a Standing Liberty date and mintmark set. This example is newly consigned to GFRC. It is accurately graded with considerable honest wear and choice surfaces that are blemish free. CAC Green Bean captures this fact with only five pieces approved between FR02 and AG03. Retail prices for the 1916 date ramp quickly to $3,000 in Good 4 and double to $6,000 at the Fine 12 level requiring some serious cash to own an example. This specimen is competitively priced with added bonus of CAC approval.
Early Copper  1723 Early Copper 1723
Colonials
EF Details PCGS
84218806

Market Acceptable $200 New November 21! Rosa America, Crowned, Bold Strike, Environmental Damage, Osprey Collection. The Rosa America design was a product of Englishman William Wood after receiving a patent for circulating coinage in Ireland and American colonies. This half penny has the ROSA AMERICA legend on the reverse and was shipped to America. Surface verdigris and faint corrosion is clearly illustrated in the GFRC images. Well struck. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with variety attribution, "Rosa Amer, Crowned" on PCGS label. Another early copper offering from the Osprey Collection.
Early Copper  1723 Early Copper 1723
Colonials
AU55 PCGS
84218805

Choice $350 New November 21! Hibernia 1/2P, Choice Original, Uniform Chocolate Brown Patina, Bold Obverse Strike, Osprey Collection. Hibernia. A product of William Wood who obtained a patent with King George I to produce coins for Ireland and the American colonies. The HIBERNIA design was intended for circulation in Ireland but proved unpopular with many being sent to the American colonies. This surviving example is quite choice with uniform chocolate brown patina. No blemishes are worth mentioning after a 10x loupe inspection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality early copper offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
2025164001
F-103
Original HOLD
$935
New November 15! Frosty Original, Chin Whiskers, Top 100 Variety #15.. Accurately graded by NGC as this piece has even silver/gray coloring with soft luster. Obverse has wispy deep gray toning in the fields. The die scratches under Liberty's chin are bold and nearly visible in hand due to the mint state contrast. Strike is a tad weak at Liberty's head and surrounding stars. Housed in new NGC holder with Top 100 labeling as follows; TOP 100 F-103, CHIN WHISKERS