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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 5C 1864 Seated 5C 1864
EF40 PCGS
36678103
V-1
Original $985 New December 11! Rare Civil War Philadelphia Date, Original Surfaces, Gray-Gold Patina, No Question Business Strike, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Report mintage for the 1864 date is 48,000 but had been disputed by Kam Ahwash. Ahwash speculated that the true mintage is closer to 14,500 based on his research per Al Blythe. A key date in the Liberty Seated half dime series regardless. Let's fast forward to CoinFacts and PCGS population report. PCGS has graded only three in EF40 and another three in EF45 and eight total in all AU (AU50 thru AU58) grades. This offering is strictly original and a no question business strike. Surfaces are covered with gray-gold patina that is lighter in the reverse. Strike is weak at the upper left wreath. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another key date half dime from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The few CoinFacts auction record that exist have the 1864 half dime at a four figure coin in EF40 or better.
Seated 5C 1865S Seated 5C 1865-S
AU50 PCGS
36678105
V-4
Original $495 New December 11! V-4, Repunched Date, Crusty Original Golden Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Mintage for 1865 San Francisco strikes is reported at 120,000 but low survival rates has made this date challenging to locate in higher circulated grades and mint state. The V-4 die variety, with repunching on the 18 digits is very scarce and considered to be full R5 rarity in EF/AU. This V-4 example was pulled directly from the Dr. Peterson Dansco album and submitted to PCGS and CAC. Now it is ready for a long term home in another advanced collection. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with crusty gray-gold patina. Under a bright light, the reverse offers residual luster. Obverse toning is just too crusty to allow luster to peek through. Obverse strike is nearly complete with some weakness at Liberty's head while the reverse is completely struck up. Reverse die appears well worn with a bold die crack from the left ribbon end to rim below. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 5C 1866S Seated 5C 1866-S
AU55 PCGS
36678108
V-1
Choice $365 New December 11! V-1, Blundered Date, Choice Original, Golden Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Pleasing Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A choice original 1866 San Francisco strike from a mintage of 120,000. Not as difficult as the 1865-S but still challenging in higher circulated grades. Frosty cartwheel luster and rich golden patina are the highlights of this lovely example. Strike is typical with some weakness at the head and upper left wreath. A blundered digit is seen to the immediate left of the pendant. This piece performs well under a light source as the luster is quite bold and active. There are no blemishes whatsoever on this offering. Yet another Dansco album half dime from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$20 1913 Gold G$20 1913
St Gaudens
MS63
PCGS
35346186

Choice $2725 New December 10! Low Mintage Better Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rich Greenish Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A noteworthy offering as 1913 double eagles sport a low mintage of only 168,780 with MS63 being the last "affordable" grade level for most collectors. This specimen has choice original surfaces with thick greenish-gold patina. Luster is frosty with nice cartwheels under a light source. Surfaces are mostly abrasion free and any marks are consistent with the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful new offering from the Osprey Collection. This consignor knows his United States gold and continues to bring some great offerings to GFRC inventory.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 5C 1838
Large Stars
AU58
PCGS
36678082
V-12
Choice $350 New December 10! V-12, Die Crack Through S13, Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold-Aquamarine Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A near gem original 1838 V-12 offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that does not need a long description. The V-12 die pairing features a bold die crack from Liberty's knee to star 13. Surfaces are covered with semi-transparent gold and aquamarine patina. Frosty cartwheel luster is very pleasing under a light source. Strike is complete with well defined wreath leaves on the reverse. Blemishes are limited to one tick above D im Dime. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A most pleasing 1838 half dime with distinctive obverse die crack that identifies the variety.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 5C 1838
Large Stars
AU50
PCGS
36678081
V-8
Choice $325 New December 10! V-8, Large Obverse Cud Below Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Attractive Multi-Color Toning, Accurately Graded, Superior Eye Appeal, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A gorgeous 1838 V-8 half dime with huge obverse rim cud that extents from the date up through to the rim opposite Liberty's foot. Surfaces are choice and covered with mottled rose, gold, aquamarine and blue patina. Under a light source. both sides exhibit bold frosty luster with obvious cartwheel effects. Strike is complete. Repunching at star 3 is very pronounced. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another superior offering that was pulled from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco housing some fabulous Seated half dimes.
Seated 5C 1838O Seated 5C 1838-O
No Stars
VF30 PCGS
36678080
V-2
Choice $850 New December 10! V-2, Choice Original, Lovely Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Fully Struck for Variety, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The 1838-O V-1 and V-2 die pairings are considered to be R5 rarity according to Al Blythe in his DLRC Press Guidebook on Liberty Seated half dimes. V-2 is much scarcer than V-1 die pairing. Later V-2 strikes will exhibit a heavily rusted obverse die and should be graded by the reverse. GFRC has sold two VF30 examples, per the Sales Archives, at the $750 to $875 range. Now another 1838-O V-2 is being offered from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. This specimen has choice original surfaces and nic e gun metal gray-blue patina. Obverse devices are well defined though the die is obviously rusted. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Overall, this is a well preserved 1838-O V-2 example that offers above average quality and from a pedigreed collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Worthy of special consideration by advanced collectors of the Seated half dime series.
Seated 5C 1839O Seated 5C 1839-O
EF45
PCGS
36678084
V-5
Choice $290 New December 10! V-5, Die Crack Star 4, Near Gem Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Hammered Strike, An Exceptional Example, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Near gem original 1839 New Orleans V-5 example with the characteristic die crack through star 4. Pristine surfaces offer residual luster. Large gray patina covers both sides. Under a light source, golden shades are exposed. Strike is hammered with aboslutely no points of weakness. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another exceptional offering Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album that has been graded and CAC reviewed. All the work has been done by GFRC and now time for a collector to scoop up this great example.
Seated 5C 1839O Seated 5C 1839-O
EF45 PCGS
36678085
V-4
Original $250 New December 10! V-4, Small O, Original Gray Patina, Worn Dies, Die Crack AM(ER)ICA, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A near choice original 1839 New Orleans strike from the V-4 die pairing. Small O and die cracks through AM(ER)ICA are immediate evident on the reverse. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with light gray patina with deeper shades at the peripheries. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another important die variety offering from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album of Liberty Seated dime.
Seated 5C 1839O Seated 5C 1839-O
Reverse of 1838-O
VG10 PCGS
36678083
V-1, FS-501
R6
Choice HOLD
$650
New December 10! Large O, Choice Original, Scarce Die Variety, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The 1839-O V-1 is easily attributed by the reuse of the 1838-O large reverse die. A rare die variety that is typically located in low circulated grades. This example, from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection, is 100% original with choice surfaces. Uniform crusty gray patina covers both sides. Repunching below the 9 digits, another Large O die variety diagnostic, is bold under a 10x loupe. A superior example at the VG10 grade level with only three total graded by PCGS. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 5C 1840 Seated 5C 1840
No Drapery
AU50
PCGS
36678086
V-4
Choice $265 New December 10! No Drapery, V-4, Choice Original, Light Gray/Brown Toning, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A wonderful 1840 No Drapery example with choice original surfaces. Obverse is covered by brownish-gray patina while even gun metal gray coloring is uniform across the reverse. Both sides are fully struck with die clashing on the reverse. Under a bright light, frosty cartwheel luster remains. The coloring shifts to mostly gold and shades of aquamarine. A splendid offering that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. From Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album of Liberty Seated half dimes.
Seated 5C 1842O Seated 5C 1842-O
EF40
PCGS
36678091
V-1, V-2, V-3
Choice $750 New December 10! Better Date, Near Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Aquamarine Toning, Reflective Luster, Well Struck, Conservative Grading, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Let's start this 1842-O descriptiuon with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. One of the key dates in the Liberty Seated half dime series and full R6 in EF of better. This 1842-O example is well above average in terms of eye appeal and surface preservation. My initial grade assessment when sending this piece into PCGS was an AU50 grade. Why? Under a bright the field produce reflective luster from lightly mirrored fields on the obverse. The resulting EF40 grade apperared to be too conservative with some redemption with CAC approval. Obverse toned a uniform gun metal gray-aquamarine while the reverse features a rose center and light blue ring toning at the wreath and periphery. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC has approved only thirteen (13) examples in all grades. A near gem original specimen at R6 grade rarity per Al Blythe in the DLRC Press Guidebook on Liberty Seated half dimes. An exceptional offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that is attractively priced.
Seated 5C 1844O Seated 5C 1844-O
VF30 PCGS
36678093
V-2
Choice $850 New December 10! V-2, Small O, Medal Turn Reverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-2 Small O die pairing is found with two distinctly different reverse die alignments; normal coin and 175 degree medal turn. Overall, this date has a low mintage of 220,000 and is one of the key dates of the Seated half dime series. This example has medal coin turn reverse alignment. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray-blue patina. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes therefore a choice original quality rating is warranted. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another important half dime that was pulled from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco book collection.
Seated 5C 1844O Seated 5C 1844-O
VF30 PCGS
36678092
V-1
Original $900 New December 10! V-1, Medium O, Rare, Original, Key Date, Iridescent Peripheral Gray and Gold Toning, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The 1844-O V-1 die pairing is easily cherrypicked due to a larger Medium O mintmark as compared to the V-2 Small O. The V-1 die pairing is not seen with the medal turn reverse alignment. Overall, V-1 is more challenging to locate than its V-02 counterpart. This offering is an accurately graded VF30 example with iridescent toning. Obverse features darker gray fields while the reverse has golden peripheral coloring. A key date in the Liberty Seated half dime series that warrants special attention. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1844O Seated 5C 1844-O
F15
PCGS
36678094
V-2
Choice $725 New December 10! V-2, Small O, Coin Turn Reverse Alignment, Choice Original, Crusty Gray, Key Date, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-2 Small O die pairing is found with two distinctly different reverse die alignments; normal coin and 175 degree medal turn. Overall, this date has a low mintage of 220,000 and is one of the key dates of the Seated half dime series. This example has regular coin turn reverse alignment. Surfaces are perfectly original and choice. Crusty gray patina covers both sides. Regardless of heavy circulation, this survivor is blemish free other than a tiny rim mark at star 5. CAC approval validates the strict originality. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another lovely Seated half dime offering from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album that has recently seen PCGS grading and CAC review.
Seated 5C 1846 Seated 5C 1846
VF30 PCGS
36678095
V-1
Choice $2800 New December 10! Low Mintage Key Date, Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A seldom seen key date that warrants serious attention. One of just 27,000 pieces produced, the lowest mintage for any Liberty Seated half dime prior to 1863. In choice VF, this example is at a very desirable level of preservation for the issue. Probably no more than 10% of the survivors are in higher grades. The Dr. Peterson specimen features choice original surfaces covered with even gray patina. Under a light source, golden hues are exposed. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed a few obverse field micro ticks of no consequence. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 5C 1847 Seated 5C 1847
AU58 PCGS
36678096
V-1
Gem HOLD
$325
New December 10! V-1, Repunched 18, Gem Original, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Let's start the description for the amazingly toned 1847 V-1 half dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Obverse bullseye toning is simply stunning with thin peripheral blue ring that frames dark rose center. Strike is absolutely hammered. Just a touch of rub on the highest points holds this one back from MS63 or better certification. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another stellar Liberty Seated half dime that was pulled from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco bookshelf album.
Seated 5C 1848 Seated 5C 1848
Medium Date
AU58
PCGS
36678097
V-2
Choice $385 New December 10! Medium Date, V-2, Repunched 48 Digits, Near Gem Original Surfaces, Copper Gold Obverse Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Just a Hint of Rub, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Another exceptional Liberty Seated half dime from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Regardless of being a Seated dime collector, I'm falling in love with this gorgeous half dime. Mintage is a reasonable 668,000 but PCGS population report indicates a low survival rate in AU58 or better. Rich copper gold patina covers the obverse while reverse has similar gold coloring at the peripheries. Strike is absolutely hammered and frosty cartwheel luster is most pleasing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this offering as it will not last long.
Seated 5C 1849O Seated 5C 1849-O
EF40
PCGS
36678099
V-1
Choice $825 New December 10! Only EF Example CAC Approved, V-1, Choice Original, Better Date, Gray-Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Low mintage of 140,000 and low CAC population make this 1849-O half dime, from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection, a compelling offering and JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. PCGS population is both EF grades is a scant 13 pieces while CAC approval population report indicates a single piece approved; this offering!!! The Peterson example is no question original with choice surfaces. Gray-gold patina covers both sides with traces of residual luster when viewed under a light source. Strike is typical for the date as nearly all have weak head and gown lines. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Worthy of special consideration and much better in hand than the GFRC images.
Seated 5C 1850O Seated 5C 1850-O
Large O
AU55 PCGS
36678100
V-1
Choice $350 New December 10! V-1, Choice Original, Pretty Rose-Gold Toning, Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Mintage of 690,000 and found with large, medium, amd small O mintmark sizes. Strong strikes are challenging for this date in general and especially the V-4 small O. This offering is the V-1 large O with bold mintmark. A pretty specimen with semi-transparent rose-gold patina on both sides. Obverse strike is essentially complete with all stars having deep relief; only the top of Liberty's head lacks completeness. Reverse strike is a bit better than average with a few wreath leaves lacking complete veins. Frosty original luster is most evident under a light source. Difficult to locate at the Choice AU grade level with only ten (10) certified by PCGS at AU55. Locating a CAC approval 1850-O in AU is nearly impossible as only a single example exists at AU55. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for placement in an advanced collection. From the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album.
Seated 5C 1863 Seated 5C 1863
PR64 PCGS
36678101
V-1
Choice $700 New December 10! V-1, Repunched 18, Proof Strike, Near Gem Original, Thick Mottled Gray Patina, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Proof mintage of only 425 piece. Business strikes and proofs were struck from a single die pair. All 1863 half dimes exhibit bold repunching on the 18 digits. This proof specimen is near gem original and so well preserved. Mirrored fields are covered with fairly thick layer of mottled gray patina. Under a bright light, the toning shifts to pleasing aquamarine and gold. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another well preserved offering that was pulled from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album of Liberty Seated half dimes.
Seated 5C 1863S Seated 5C 1863-S
AU58 PCGS
36678102
V-1
Choice $675 New December 10! Popular Civil War San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. First Liberty Seated half dime issue strike at the San Francisco mint with only 100,000 pieces struck. A very scarce issue in AU or better. This lovely AU58 example offers bold frosty cartwheel luster and hammered strike for the issue. Light gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse includes aquamarine coloring. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco Seated half dime album that is worthy of consideration. Fairly priced based on recent CoinFacts auction records.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 50C 1812
AU58
PCGS
36054434
O-105
Choice $2150 New December 9! O-105, Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Blue, Rose and Gold Toning, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Well Above Average Eye Appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 50C 1836
Lettered Edge
MS63 PCGS
10416405
O-114
Choice $2000 New December 9! O-114, Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Light Golden Patina, Frosty Surfaces, Conservative Grading. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 50C 1837
Reeded Edge
MS63 PCGS
35696366
GR-14
Choice $2150 New December 9! GR-14. Choice Original, Above Average Eye Appeal, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Transparent Rose-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Gold G$10 1908 Gold G$10 1908
Indian
MS63 PCGS
35458841
Motto
Gem $1250 New December 9! Gem Original, Classic Orange Gold Patina, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Thick Mint Frosty on Surfaces, Undergraded. Handpicked on recent buying trip and a pure gem for the grade. Grading is very conservative. Old time orange gold patina covers both sides with the reverse being thick and continuous. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant under a light source. Heavy mint frost is seen throughout the fields. Strike is well executed. Overall eye appeal is well above average with a CAC submission being warranted if not quickly sold. Housed in 2015 style PCGS Gold Shield holder and ready to become part of a distinguished United States gold type set collection.
Gold G$2.5 1904 Gold G$2.5 1904
Liberty
MS65
PCGS
12388147

Gem $1025 New December 9! Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Greenish Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Superior Eye Appeal. Wow, what a great gem original 1904 Liberty $2.5 quarter eagle! This offering provide the potential buyer with broadbased balance across all the evaluation criteria used for describing gold coins. Let's start with luster that is swirling cartwheels under a light source. Fields and devices are covered with micro-granular mint frost on both sides. All devices are in high relief due to a hammered strike. There are three micro abrasions with non worth mentioning. Please trust me on this piece as handpicked from a large number of gem original gold boxes at a large wholesale dealer. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Accurately graded with superior eye appeal. Worthy of a slight premium for the above average quality.
Gold G$20 1927 Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS65 PCGS OGH
4404562

Gem $1700 New December 9! Gem Original, Classic Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Blemish Free Surfaces, Above Average Eye Appeal. A big lump of well struck St. Gaudens gold with a gem quality rating. This is a gorgeous 1927 $20 double eagle that was handpicked for its vibrant cartwheel luster and old time orange gold patina. This piece screams originality. A careful 10x loupe inspection, on a big coin, revealed one blemish in the extreme left obverse field worthy of mention. Reverse surfaces are entirely blemish free and so attractive. Housed in PCGS old green holder. Current market conditions don't bring much of a premium for higher grade gems. This offering is attractively priced and should be immediately scooped up. I've talked myself into a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation and worthy of special consideration.
Gold G$5 1899 Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34617943

Gem $835 New December 9! Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Blemish free surfaces and swirling cartwheel luster are the highlights of this attractive 1899 $5 half eagle strike. Satiny luster is continuous with no breaks on either side. Fields are entirely abraison free with viewing under a light source. A strong candidate with a gem original quality rating. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A strong candidate for a gold type set. Fairly priced for overall quality.
Gold G$5 1901 Gold G$5 1901
Liberty
MS62 NGC
3489604046

Original $420 New December 9! Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Well Struck, Abrasions Consistent with Grade. Mintage of 615,900 and available date. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant and attractive. Fully struck on both sides. Abrasions are consistent with the grade but overall eye appeal is better. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view. An inexpensive gold Liberty $5 half eagle type coin candidate.
Gold G$5 1914 Gold G$5 1914
Indian
MS63 NGC
4626399004

Choice $1850 New December 9! Choice Original, Medium Copper Gold Coloring, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Sharply Struck, Considerable Eye Appeal. What a pleasure stocking choice original Indian $5 half eagle gold like this 1914 Philadelphia strike. A gorgeous offering with medium copper gold patina and frosty cartwheel luster. Suirfaces have the typical micro-granular mint frost seen on $5 Indians. Mintage for the 1914 date is only 247,000 with a rapid upward pricing curve starting in mint state. MS63 is the last "inexpensive" grade for this date as populations drop off dramatically in MS64 and MS65. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A most pleasing offering for type set or complete Indian $5 date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1842O Seated 50C 1842-O
MS62 PCGS
36604995
WB-8
Choice HOLD
$2850
New December 9! Medium Date, W-8, Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Antique Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Superior Eye Appeal. An exceptional 1842 New Orleans Seated half in no question mint state preservation state. Mint frost covers the fields and device throughout obverse and reverse without any breaks. Under a bright source, the mint frosty generates crisp cartwheel luster that is thoroughly pleasing. Antique gray toning is prevalent on the obverse and darker at the peripheries. Reverse toning is a faint gray with gold hues. Strike is fully executed with all stars being nicely rounded and complete lower eagle feathers and claws. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. The assigned MS62 grade appears to be conservative as there are no distractions or subdued luster to explain the grade. A no question gem that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Advanced Liberty Seated half dollar collectors should take special note.
Seated 50C 1871S Seated 50C 1871-S
MS64
PCGS
36683754
WB-8
R4
Gem HOLD
$4400
New December 9! WB-8, Finest CAC Approved 1871-S Seated Half, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. GFRC is incredibly pleased to be offering the finest CAC approved 1871 San Francisco strike extant. A magnificent piece with transparent gray-gold patina to the underlying luster. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant and stunning on both sides. Strike is completely executed with well rounded stars, bold center obverse devices and complete eagle device details. Most important are the surfaces and fields which are entirely blemish free including no traces of wispy hairlines in the fields. PCGS grading up the last three months had been loose and allowing some hairlines on large denomination silver coins graded at the MS64 level. This half has been recently graded during the recent conservative timeframe and reflects tighter standards. Eye appeal is superior. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An offering that belongs in one of the most advanced Liberty Seated half dollars collections being built. GFRC images are unable to capture the bright light induced luster.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 50C 1875-S
MS64+
PCGS
36683755
WB-16
Gem $1850 New December 9! Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1822 Capped Bust 10C 1822
G06
PCGS
33946754
JR-1
Choice $2600 New December 8! Series Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Sharp Rims, CAC Approval, Important Opportunity. The Capped Bust dime denomination key date with small mintage of 100,000 pieces. This date saw heavy circulation and a result very low survival rate in VF20 or better. Nearly all survivors will be found at the AG03 through F12 grade levels. CAC has approval twenty-nine (29) total with only only eight higher than F12. A popular date indeed. GFRC is pleased to offer a choice original G06 example with just honest wear and gray patina. There is nice contrast between the darker grade fields and lighter main devices. Rims are complete on both sides along with sufficient remaining device details at the assigned grade level. There are two ancient micro lines on the obverse mentioned for complete accuracy. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A special offering from the Osprey Collection that warrants special consideration. Please note that the white lines on the obverse are holder scratches. There was insufficient time to edit out all of these lines but be assured that they are on the holder and not the coin.
Capped Bust 5C 1834 Capped Bust 5C 1834
AU58
PCGS
81990813
LM-2
Gem $465 New December 8! LM-2 Gem Original, Gorgeous Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Faint Rub. Let's start the description for this gem original 1834 LM-2 Capped Bust half dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This offering has it all. Frosty cartwheel luster is dynamic and swirls under a light source. Mint frost is seen throughout the fields and devices. Transparent aquamarine-gold covers the obverse while the reverse is toned a light gold. Obverse strike is hammered while the reverse is complete with just a bit more depth on the upper left wing being desirable. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes. The LM-2 die variety is easily attributed by the filled up loop of second S in STATES. Definitely worthy of a gem original quality rating and will be a prized possession of the new owner. Yes, there is a premium on the asking price but premium coins like this will continue to be in high demand on a long term basis. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For the advanced collector who wants only the best.
Capped Bust 5C 1834 Capped Bust 5C 1834
AU58 PCGS Rattler
3074564
LM-2
Choice $450 New December 8! LM-2, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Hammered Strtke, Conservative Grading. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder. A perfectly original 1834 LM-2 Capped Bust half dime that is conservatively graded and very well struck. Obverse is covered by thick crusty gray patina with embedded gold. Reverse toning is lighter with dirty gold patina and access to the underlying luster. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. The LM-2 die variety is easy to attribute due to the filled upper loop in last S of STATES. Heading to CAC if not immediately sold.
Gold G$2.5 1894 Gold G$2.5 1894
Liberty
AU58
PCGS OGH
1371405

Gem HOLD
$850
New December 8! Gem Original, Swirling Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Outstanding Eye Appeal, Undergraded. Another recent new purchase that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This 1894 $2.5 quarter eagle is undergraded with superior eye appeal. Let's start with surfaces. Fields are mirrored and emit swirling reflective cartwheel luster under a light source. Viewing this lovely gold piece is so much fun! Strike is hammered with deeply impressed devices throughout obverse and reverse. What is the rub? A careful 10x loupe inspection failed to reveal any rub to justify the assigned AU58 grade. My grade would be MS62. A special candidate as a type coin with everything going for it; PCGS OGH, CAC approval, strike and proof like fields and luster. Worthy of the asking price.
Seated 10C 1844 Seated 10C 1844
EF45
PCGS OGH
4131529

Choice HOLD
$1550
New December 8! Very Scarce at EF45 Grade Level, Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely example of the 1844 Little Orphan Annie dime that is housed in PCGS old green holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to the choice original surfaces. Both sides are covered with uniform crusty original gray patina. Toning is thicker on the reverse. Strike is well executed with only the gown line and one leaf in the left wreath having a bit more strike depth opportunity. Surfaces are so well preserved with no blemishes. This date is easily available at the Good through Very Fine grade levels but becomes very scarce in EF and rare in AU. An important opportunity for any collector building a set of Liberty Seated dimes by date and mintmark.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
35753572

Choice $715 New December 8! With Arrows Type, Hubbed Arrows and Date, Choice Original, Old Album Radial Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck. Spectacular eye appeal due to old album toning and complete strike. Frosty luster is active on both sides with cartwheel action under a light source. Surfaces are choice with olive-gold patina covering the obverse while the reverse offers beautiful old album ring toning. Rose center is nicely framed by light blue followed by thin golden arc at the denticles. Struck from hubbed arrows and date obverse die without die cracks therefore unable to render an attribution. Strike is hammered with every device detail sharply defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful offering for a type set or inclusion in a regular Seated dime date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 50C 1841-O
AU58
PCGS
84766502
WB-8
Choice $1295 New December 8! Early New Orleans Strike, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Uniform Light Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Cracked Reverse, Pleasing Eye Appeal. A wonderful 1841 New Orleans struck half dollar that belongs in a serious advanced collection. This offering is the WB-8 die variety as confirmed by the thick die crack from from left claws down through H(A)LF andf then rim. A no question choice original example with semi-transparent gray patina with embedded gold that becomes pronounced under a bright light. The WB-8 die pairing features a softly struck obverse but with complete device details included all stars having connected centrils and fully rounded. Surfaces are choice and blemish free. Cartwheel luster is closer to satiny texture. Overall eye appeal is well above average and will please the most selective collector. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval is definitely warranted. A premium Liberty Seated half dollar at the AU58 grade level.
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 50C 1849
AU58
NGC Fatty
296850009
WB-9
Gem $1450 New December 8! Double Date, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Iridescent Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Peripheral Gold-Dark Blue Toning, Hammered Strike, Finest 1849 AU58 Graded?. A spectacular 1849 WB-9 Double Date Seated half dollar with absolutely stunning eye appeal. Cartwheel luster is somewhere between iridescent and frosty and explodes off the surfaces. Peripheral gold and deep blues nicely frame the lightly toned centers. Strike is hammered with every subtle die defect being transferred to the struck coin. Stars are in high relief as are the shield scrolls lines and pretty much else throughout Liberty's gown folds. Micro die rust is visible in the upper right portion of the shield. The 1 digit, in the date, is obviously doubled below the flag and the base. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. Yes, there is a strong premium about the guides for this offering but it has to be one of the finest available at the AU58 grade level.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917 Standing Liberty 25C 1917
Type 1
AU58FH PCGS
36069905

Choice $270 New December 8! Type 1, Choice Original Surfaces, Antique Gold-Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck. A perfect 1917 Type 1 Standing Liberty quarter offering from collectors who like their silver coins to be naturally toned rather than dipped frosty while. I'm a huge fan of crusty natural toning and could not pass up this specimen for GFRC inventory. Both sides are covered with crusty golden-gray patina that is deeper at the peripheries. Residual frosty luster is evident on both sides with mild cartwheel effect on the reverse during bright light viewing. The Full Head designation rewards the complete strike. Finally, there are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and worthy of a CAC approval attempt.
Gold G$2.5 1877S Gold G$2.5 1877-S
Liberty
MS62 PCGS
30859124

Choice $1200 New December 6! Choice Original, Murphys Collection. Mintage of 35,400 and readily available. When searching for an 1877 San Francisco strike, collectors should focus on aquiring a specimen with above average surfaces and eye appeal. This example, from the Murphys Collection, is fully choice and so well preserved. Frosty cartwheel luster and a complete strike are the highlights. Orange gold luster is vibrant and active under a light source. Obverse fields have a few wispy hairlines that justify the grade on a techincal basis while luster is consistent with MS63 expectations. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and worthy of special consideration.
Gold G$2.5 1878S Gold G$2.5 1878-S
Liberty
MS61 PCGS
34797723

Choice $495 New December 6! Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Dished Fields, Light Orange Gold Patina, Accurately Grade, Murphys Collection. By 1878, San Francisco $2.5 quarter eagle mintages climbed significantly to 178,000 rendering this date as fairly common. This example is typical for the date with dished fields and cartwheel luster that is somewhere between satiny and reflective. Strike is well executed. There is faint orange toning skin seen mostly on the obverse. Accurately graded with one well hidden line above the hair curls that resulted in the MS61 grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another attractive quarter eagle offering from the Murphys Collection.
Seated 50C 1874 Seated 50C 1874
With Arrows
EF45 ANACS OWH
554992
WB-103
Choice HOLD
$375
New December 6! WB-103, Large/Small Arrows, Gray-Gold Patina, Steely Luster, Pleasing Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Let's start the description for this lovely 1874 With Arrows Seated half with a JUST BUY IT NOw recommendation. A near gem original example of the Large over Small Arrows die variety for the 1874 Philadelphia date. Eye appeal is high given the steely surfaces that emit residual steely luster under a light source. Toning is attractive with a intermixed light grays, gold and some aquamarine on the obverse while a gray-rose center is nicely framed by blue and gold rings on the reverse. This offering is entirely free of blemishes too. Strike is nearly complete with full obverse devices and just a touch of weakness at the eagle's lower left facing leg. Housed in mid 1990s ANACS old white holder. Another quality Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that warrants immediately attention. I believe this piece will cross at PCGS and will also be a strong candidate for CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1875CC Seated 50C 1875-CC
VF30 raw
WB-10
Cleaned $165 New December 6! Light Gray Surfaces, Old Mechanical Cleaning, Well Struck, Better Carson City Date, Murphys Collection. Locating 1875-CC strikes is always a challenge regardless of grade or even surface conditions. This example has seen a mechanical cleaning with faint obverse hairlines. As a result the surfaces are a dull gray on both sides. Strike is decent. A nicely detailed piece at the assigned grade level and a value purchase to consider. From the Murphys Collection.
Seated 50C 1876 Seated 50C 1876
AU50
4142315004
WB-104
Market Acceptable HOLD
$115
New December 6! Repunched 6, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A reasonable example of the WB-104 die variety. An extra loop of a 6 digit is seen in between the 76 digits. Frosty luster is evident on both sides with faint horizontal cleaning hairlines behind the date digits. Strike is well executed from lightly clashed dies. Obverse fields have a few wispy hairlines also when carefully viewed with 10x loupe. Let's face it, when building a complete Wiley-Bugert Liberty Seated half dollar die variety collection, not every variety will be choice original. One must take the leap when a particular variety is located. From the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 50C 1878 Seated 50C 1878
AU58 ANACS
1510396

Original HOLD
$340
New December 6! Gorgeous Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Peripheral Toning, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. Please don't let the ANACS blue holder dissuade you from considering this gorgeous 1878 Seated half dollar. Part of the New Jersey Collection and the 1878 date representative in his complete set. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant and pleasing. Toning is peripheral gold on both sides. Strike is completely executed with high relief stars and crisp lower eagle device details at the claws and arrow feathers. Mint frost is evident in all the protect device areas on this near choice original specimen. Obverse fields have a bit too much chatter to for a full Choice original quality rating.
Seated 50C 1881 Seated 50C 1881
PF62 ANACS OWH
826821
WB-101
Choice $950 New December 6! WB-101, Undergraded, Strong Mirrors, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Blue Patina, Substantial Eye Appeal, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. I really like this 1881 proof Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection and believe the buyer will be thoroughly pleased. Bright light viewing reveals an undergraded situation while in its current ANACS PF62 old white holder. Liberty Seated proof coinage graded at current standards will have some type of serious or distraction impairment at the PF62 grade level This is not the case with this 1881 half. Mirrors are sharp and emit serious reflective cartwheel luster under a bright light. Obverse patina is fairly thick with gray-rose coloring and peripheral blues. On the otherhand, the reverse patina is mostly blue coloring and thin. As a result, the mirrored fields emit stunning reflective luster that could be blinding if the light source is too powerful. I'm not joking or exaggerating! With a 10x loupe, I see a few micro wispy hairlines in the right obverse field that are more consitent with a PF63 grade level. In summary, this Dr. Glenn Peterson offering is well above average in quality for the assigned grade and should be immediately scooped up by a knowledgeable collector.
Gold G$2.5 1860S Gold G$2.5 1860-S
Liberty
AU58 PCGS
85100290

Choice HOLD
$1975
New December 5! Very Scarce Early Date, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Classic Olive-Gold Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Murphys Collection. An important earlier date United States quarter eagle gold offering with mintage of 35,600. Very scarce in all grades with only twelve certified by PCGS at the AU58 grade level. This date becomes very rare in mint state therefore AU58 specimens are in high demand based on the value curve. A well-struck near mint state example that displays original olive-gold patina with hints of luster in the fields. The surfaces are surprisingly blemish free without a single abrasion requiring mention. Only slight high-point friction is observed. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important U.S. gold offering from the Murphys Collection that warrants special consideration.
Gold G$2.5 1868S Gold G$2.5 1868-S
Liberty
AU58 NGC
3755995002

Choice $1375 New December 5! Low Mintage, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Excellent Value Grade, Murphys Collection. Another low 1860's date with only 34,000 struck. This 1868 San Francisco strike exhibits frosty cartwheel luster and uniform golden coloring. Strike is complete with residual mint frost surrounding stars and reverse legend. Field abrasions are limited to a few tiny obverse contact marks, none worthy of specific mention. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view. Another quality U.S. gold offering from the Murphys Collection. Priced well below the PCGS pricing guide. MS62 and MS63 specimens bring $6,000 to $10,000 respectly, therefore the AU58 grade level is a very attractive value.
Gold G$2.5 1871S Gold G$2.5 1871-S
Liberty
AU58 PCGS
84761426

Original $950 New December 5! Underrated Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Murphys Collection. 1871 San Francisco quarter eagle gold strikes were limited to a low 22,000 pieces. This date is scarce, given the low mintage, and also underrated at current pricing levels. PCGS has graded twenty (20) pieces at the AU58 grade level. In mint state, the certified number drops off dramatically with substantial pricing increases. This offering, from the Murphys Collection, features near choice original surfaces that emit reflective luster on both sides. Fields are lightly mirrored with few abrasions. Strike is typical of the date with all being found with weak left facing leg details. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for a new home in an advanced United States gold collection.
Gold G$2.5 1872S Gold G$2.5 1872-S
Liberty
AU55 PCGS
34351280

Choice $1000 New December 5! Scarce Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Murphys Collection. 1872 San Francisco quarter eagle gold strikes sport a tiny mintage of only 18,000. This date is scarce in all grades but comes well struck. Upon first inspection, one will immediately note the vibrant frosty cartwheel luster. Surfaces are choice and without any abrasions to note. All devices are deeply impressed as is typical for the date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Murphys Collection of United States gold.
Gold G$2.5 1873S Gold G$2.5 1873-S
Liberty
AU58 NGC
4243832006

Original $900 New December 5! Rare and Underrated Date, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, Murphys Collection. 1873 San Francisco mint production of gold quarter eagles was limited to 27,000 strikes. As a result this date is very scarce in AU and rare in mint state. The AU58 grade level is the ideal value point as mint state prices jump exponentially. Courtesy of the Murphys Collection, GFRC is pleased to offer a frosty original AU58 example with full strike. David Akers comments that "most examples of this date are seen very weakly struck, both on the head of Liberty and on the eagle on the reverse." Surface coloring is a greenish-gold. Fields are blemish free other than a surface divot between stars 6 and 7. This divot resulted from a planchet issue. Housed in new large font NGC holder and worthy of special consideration at the asking price.
Morgan $1 1878CC Morgan $1 1878-CC
VG10 raw

Original HOLD
$165
New December 5! Reverse Rotated Left 45 Degrees, Original Gray Patina, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Murphys Collection. An original 1878-CC Morgan dollar with just honest wear and nice circulated cameo appearance. This is the third 1878-CC rotated reverse released by Murphys Collection consignment and the best example to date. Love those strictly original gray fields.
Seated 50C 1871CC Seated 50C 1871-CC
AU Details PCGS
27446591
WB-2
R4
Cleaned $2850 New December 5! Important Carson City Date, Cloudy White Surfaces, Hairlined Cleaning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Murphys Collection. 1871 Carson City halves are one of the scarcest and most popular dates in the entire Liberty Seated half dollar series. Mintage is a limited 153,950 coins with most survivors having one issue or another. Truly choice original examples are rare. A quick CAC review indicates 22 total approved but most are in low circulated grades. This AU example, from the Murphys Collection, has substantial device details. Unfortunately, both sides have seen a mechanical cleaning that has left hairlines throughout the fields. Due to the cleaning, surfaces are colored a milky white with some residual reflective luster. Strike is complete. There are no other abrasions other than the hairlines. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert and priced according to the designation. Not every collector can own an AU 1871-CC half dollar considering the $7,500 to $10,000 price range. At $2,850, this example is attractively priced for the value collector and should not last long.
Seated 50C 1875CC Seated 50C 1875-CC
AU55 PCGS
13473710
WB-2
R4
Original HOLD
$925
New December 5! Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gray-Gold Patina, Strictly Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Murphys Collection. 1875 Carson City halves are always in demand once arriving to GFRC price list. This Murphy Collection offering is perfectly original with light gray-gold toning on both sides. Surfaces are near choice original. Frosty luster is vibrant with swirling cartwheel effects under a light source. Strike is fully executed and most pleasing. A few tiny obverse ticks and wispy hairlines keep this one from a full choice quality rating. Old time quality is at hand with this lovely offering. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1875CC Seated 50C 1875-CC
VF30 PCGS
13288046
WB-2
R4
Choice HOLD
$385
New December 5! Near Gem Original, Stunning Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Murphys Collection. Let's start the description for this gorgeous 1875-CC WB-2 offering with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I'm in love with the dark gray fields and overall circulated cameo eye appeal. Surfaces are fully choice with no blemishes worthy of mention. If you like this offering per the GFRC images, then the piece in hand will be even more stunning. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Murphys Collection. Hurry on this one as I don't expect it to last long on the price list.
Seated 50C 1876 Seated 50C 1876
Large Over Small Date
AU55 PCGS
04746088
WB-106, FS-301
Choice $4750 New December 4! Large over Small Date WB-106, FS-301, Second Finest Example Graded, Mirrored Obverse, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, An Anonymous Consignor. GFRC is pleased to present the second finest known example of the Large over Small Date 1876 die variety! An extremely rare double date variety first listed by Wiley and Bugert in their Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars (DLRC Press). Since the Wiley/Bugert announcement in the early 1990s, few examples have surfaced with Bugert current indicating that approximately twelve (12) pieces are known in all grades. This AU55 graded example offers strong diagnostics with the regular half dollar date punch properly placed over the erroneous double dime date punch undertype. The undertype is clearly visible in the upper loop of the final 8 digit. The earlier 6 digit can still be seen behind the final 6 digit. This outstanding example has a boldly mirrored obverse that emits serious reflective cartwheel luster. The reverse fields have a frosty texture with ample cartwheel luster. Peripheral gold nicely frames the untoned centers on both sides. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label captures the die variety as follows; Lg/Sm Date FS-301 (FS-007.4). An opportunity for the serious Liberty Seated half dollar variety specialist to acquire this challenging variety as cherrypicking one could take decades of searching. From an anonymous consignor who purchased the finest known example (AU58) from GFRC.
Seated 5C 1840O Seated 5C 1840-O
Drapery, Small O
VF30 PCGS
36664965
V-7
Original HOLD
$370
New December 4! With Drapery, V-7 Small O Reverse, Original Surfaces, Golden Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Dr. Peterson Collection. A pleasing example of the very scarce Drapery obverse paired with open bud reverse. 1840 was a significant design transition year with multiple uses of No Drapery and Drapery obverse dies paired with transitional closed and open bud reverses. The stated mintage for with Drapery strikes, at the New Orleans mint, is 240,000. This surviving example is strictly original with golden gray obverse patina and darker mottled ebony-gray on the reverse. Strike is typical with weakness at the head and gown line. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. PCGS population report indicates only ten (10) graded at VF30 with a single PCGS auction record at $400+. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Another scarce die variety from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1840O Seated 5C 1840-O
No Drapery, Large O
VF25 PCGS
36664964
V-1
Original $385 New December 4! No Drapery, Large O, V-1, Very Scarce in All Grades, Near Choice Original, Gray Patina, Typical Reverse Strike, Conservatively Graded, Dr. Peterson Collection. Large O mintmark and consider to be full R5 in all circulated by Al Bythe. The 1840 New Orleans strikes are a study among themselves. During 1840, the mint transitioned from No Drapery to With Drapery obverse dies and mixed in leftover dies from 1838 and 1839 for good measure. Offer here is a very scarce V-1 example struck with No Drapery obverse die and leftover reverse from 1838 and 1839 timeframe. Surfaces are strictly original with natural gray patina. Reverse strike is weak at the mintmark and upper wreath, often seen for the variety. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. An important early Seated half dime die variety offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1841O Seated 5C 1841-O
AU50 PCGS
36664966
V-4, V-3
Choice $400 New December 4! Medium O, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Better Date in AU, Dr. Peterson Collection. 1841 half dimes struck at the New Olreans mint saw extensive circulation with few choice survivors. Mintage is a fairly large 815,000 pieces but the PCGS population report indicates only twenty-five (25) in all AU grades. This lovely AU50 example has blemish free surfaces and residual frosty luster. A light gold skin covers both sides and is heavier on the reverse. Obverse strike is hammered but the reverse exhibits weakness at the upper left wreath leaves. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC review. From the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1843 Seated 5C 1843
AU53 PCGS
36664967
V-5
Choice $165 New December 4! V-5, Choice Original, Thick Gray Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Dr. Peterson Collection. Choice original with blemish free surfaces. A thick gray gold patina covers the obverse while reverse has a lighter toned gold region on the lower left. Strike is hammered and pleasing. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. No CAC attempt. A quality Seated half dime offering directly from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album collection.
Seated 5C 1843 Seated 5C 1843
EF45 PCGS
36664968
V-6, FS-301
Choice HOLD
$165
New December 4! V-6, Double Date, Choice Original, Aquamarine-Gold Mottled Toning, Fully Struck, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Near gem original with bold doubling in the date digits. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with mottled aquamarine-gold on the obverse and mostly gold on the reverse. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with "RPD FS-301" attribution on the label. Attribution alone is a $15 cost adder. No CAC attempt. A popular die variety offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1844 Seated 5C 1844
AU50 PCGS
36664969
V-2
Choice $165 New December 4! V-2, Normal Date, Choice Original, Steely Reflective Luster, Peripheral Gray Toning, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.. A lovely offering with steely fields and reflective luster. Peripheral speckled gray toning is seen on both sides. Fully struck and accurately graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC submission. Another offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection of Liberty Seated half dimes. Please consider this nice 1844 specimen.
Seated 5C 1849/6 Seated 5C 1849/6
AU53 PCGS
36664972
V-2
Gem HOLD
$410
New December 4! 1849/6 V-2, Gorgeous Old Album Toning, Gem Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, High Probability for CAC Approval, Dr. Peterson Collection. A gem original example of the controversial 1849/6 overdate. Researching date punch diagnostic and die variety in Blythe confirmed the V-2 designation for 1849/6 overdate. Old album toning is spectacular on the obverse. Reverse is lightly toned with darker shades at the periphery. Strike is fully executed and impressive. Finally, there are no blemishes to discuss. Reverse die is also shattered. A super example that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Just pulled from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection Dansco and freshly graded with CAC attempt. I'll bet money that this piece will be approved at CAC!
Seated 5C 1850O Seated 5C 1850-O
Large O
AU58 PCGS
36664973
V-1
Choice $435 New December 4! V-1, Large O, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A better Seated half dime date at the AU grade level with only eleven graded by PCGS at AU58. In terms of CAC approval, only fourteen (14) total is all grades with one in all AU grades. There are none approved at AU58. This example is absolutely fresh to market and just pulled from Peterson's Dansco album and recently graded. Frosty cartwheel luster is active and brilliant under a light source. A faint golden patina covers both sides. Mint frost surrounds the stars and reverse legend. Strike is full on the obverse with well defined stars and device details. The reverse wreath leaves have a few missing veins otherwise a complete strike throughout. Blemish wise, there is some chatter in the upper left obverse field. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt.
Seated 5C 1865S Seated 5C 1865-S
AU Details PCGS
36678106
V-4 FS-301
Cleaned HOLD
$335
New December 4! V-4, Repunched Date, Rare Variety, Golden-Gray Patina, Faint Obverse Hairlines, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection . An attractive surviving 1865-S specimen from a mintage of 120,000. Obverse is well struck while reverse has weakness at the upper wreath. Both dies are heavily clashed with die cracking on the upper reverse. A golden gray skin is uniform across the obverse while the reverse shows the same coloring but in lighter shades. Residual luster is evident on both sides under a bright light. Rotational repunching on the 1 and 5 digits is bold under a 10x loupe. Why the PCGS cleaned designation? Under a bright light, there are very faint horizontal micro hairlines within the toning at the date punch and addition vertical hairlines in the right obverse field. The reverse is problem free. Given the presence of these faint hairlines, the PCGS designation is appropriate. From the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection and freshly graded in 2015 style holder.
Seated 5C 1866 Seated 5C 1866
AU Details PCGS
36678107
V-1
Market Acceptable $650 New December 4! Low Mintage Civil War Philadelpha Strike, Frosty Luster, Aquamarine Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Faint Obverse Field Hairlines, AU55 Details, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Civil War ending strike with mintage of only 10,000. Attractive aquamarine gold patina covers both sides. Strike is well executed with complete legend lettering and all reverse wreath devices being exactly defined. Under a bright light, both sides exhibits reflective luster with some cartwheel effects on the reverse. PCGS has graded only 17 examples in all AU grades. Why the PCGS cleaned designation? Armed with a 10x loupe and bright light, I carefully inspected both sides to see what PCGS did not like. All I could find were a few ancient micro hairlines in the right obverse field under the toning. This lovely and rare Philadelphia should be in a straight graded holder based on what I've seen graded during the past few years. Let's go with a strong Market Acceptable quality rating. From the Dr. Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1867S Seated 5C 1867-S
AU Details PCGS
36678109
V-1
Original $235 New December 4! Better San Francisco Date, Satiny Luster, . 1867 San Francisco strikes sport a mintage of 120,000 and are scarce at the AU grade level. When sending in this example from the Peterson Collection, I fully expected a straight grade and was surprised with a Cleaned designation. A nearly fully struck speciment with only weakness in the upper left reverse wreath needing mention. Both dies are heavily clashed when sriking this piece. Pleasing satiny luster is present under a light source. Toning is deep gun metal gray-blue with embedded rose. Residual mint frost is seen at the obverse and reverse peripheries when the toning ends near the denticles. Why the PCGS cleaned designation? Ok, another 10x loupe inspection to get into the PCGS grader's head. There are no hairlines whatsoever therefore no mechanical cleaning. Could the grader not like the toning? This 1867-S half dime should be in a straight graded holder. An original quality rating is assigned with attractive pricing. Another better date from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album.
3Cent Nickel 3C 1884 3Cent Nickel 3C 1884
AU55
PCGS
81939455

Choice New Price
HOLD
$4950
New December 3! Series Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Residual Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Attractive Example, Malvern Collection. 1884 Philadelphia strikes offer the second-lowest mintage among three cent nickels (1,700 coins, behind only the 1885 with 1,000 strikes). However, the 1884 date has a much lower survival rate and ranks as the series key circulation strike date. This outstanding near gem original AU example has seen limited circulation with not with no abrasions whatsoever. The devices are well struck, showing only the slightest bit of wear. The reverse strike is hammered with all vertical lines in the Roman III digits separate by deep groves. Steel-gray satiny luster is immediately evident under a light source. CAC has only approved 16 total pieces for the date. Population 1 in AU55 with only two mint state exampes finer. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A very important offering for those enjoying ownership of United States coinage key dates.
Capped Bust 10C 1834 Capped Bust 10C 1834
Large 4
AU58 PCGS
15977863
JR-5
Choice $715 New December 3! Large 4, Choice Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Olive, Gray and Rose Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded. If if the market for a superior small sized AU58 Capped Bust dime, then please give this example careful consideration. The steely reflective fields are quite appealing and emit considerable luster under a light source. Couple with the luster are naturally toned surfaces. Obverse is covered with aquamarine, blue and gray shades while olive, gold and rose cover the reverse. Strike is deeply impressed with high relief stars and intricate feather details on the reverse. Blemishes are limited to a micro mark on star 6 that is mentioned for 100% accuracy. Overall a most pleasing Capped Bust dime for the sophisticated collector. Housed in 2015 style PCGS Security Shield holder and not yet sent to CAC for review.
Draped Bust $1 1800 Draped Bust $1 1800
Wide Date, Low 8
F12 PCGS
18377761
BB-190, B-10
Original HOLD
$1395
New December 3! Wide Date, Low 8 Digit, Strictly Original, Dirty Gray Patina, Steely Fields, Well Preserved, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded . Steely gray surfaces immediately catch one's attention on this strictly original 1800 BB-190 Draped Bust dollar. BB-190 is listed separately in the PCGS price guide as "Wide Date, Low 8" die variety. The die variety is not attributed on the holder. Strike is quite uniform and the eye appeal is there on this nicely circulated example. Housed in PCGS old blue label holder with standard ring insert. Priced below bid as taken in on a trade and working a small profit margin this time around.
Draped Bust $1 1803 Draped Bust $1 1803
Small 8
F12 PCGS
5204400
BB-254 B-4
Original HOLD
$1450
New December 3! Small 8, Near Choice Original, Golden Cameo Contrast, Well Struck, Blemish Free, Nice Eye Appeal for Grade. What about the eye appeal on this 1803 Small 8 Draped Bust half? Circulated cameo is all there and results from darker devices that constrast so well against the lighter fields. Usually circulated cameo silver coinage is found with the opposite phase contrast; light devices against darker fields. GFRC images are 100% color accurate. Obverse toning has more embedded orange while the reverse is brownish gold. Surfaces are blemish free and well preserved. Housed in PCGS old green holder with of course, a standard ring insert. Small 8 is designated on holder label.
Seated 50C 1861 Seated 50C 1861
Scott Restrike
UNC Details PCGS
36277966
W-13
Choice New Price
$5000
New December 3! Scott Restrike, CSA W-13 Base Coin, Choice Original Mint State Reverse, Substantial Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Obverse Mount Removed, Freshly Graded, Susquehana Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - GFRC is incredibly pleased to be offering one of the 500 Scott Restrikes but more importantly, the CSA reverse is choice original uncirculated. Both the CSA Reverse and obverse exhibt frosty cartwheel luster. For numismatic curiosity, the base coin's obverse was studied and easily attributed as an early die state CSA W-13 (Bisecting Date Crack) without signs of the die crack. The date position on CSA W-13 is unique and lends itself to a straightforward attribution. Offered here is an Scott Restrike with a choice original mint state CSA reverse coupled with a CSA W-13 base coin that was well preserved for years due to a reverse mount. At some point, the obverse mount was removed and the tooling remnants are most difficult to see on the PCGS TruView image. CSA Reverse strike is hammered with deeply impressed details. Reverse surface is choice with each die nuance available under a 10x loupe. Original silver mint frost is evident with mottled gray toning. Freshly graded by PCGS and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This Scott Restrike has been off the market since the early 1980s with no auction records. An important historical aritfact that is worthy of careful consideration. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with Genuine UNC Details - Damage certification.
Gold G$2.5 1887 Gold G$2.5 1887
Liberty
MS61
NGC
2684921004

Choice $915 New November 30! Low Mintage Date, Vibrant Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Let's start this description, for this lovely 1887 gold quarter eagle with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation given the eye appeal and choice surfaces. Vibrant reflection cartwheel luster is substantial and dazzling under a light source. Patina is classic orange gold that is to be expected for a well preserved 19th century gold specimen. Strike is essentially complete with a fully defined reverse but several stars lacking connected centrils. Fields have faint chatter that could explain the assigned NGC grade. Luster is more prominent than expected for the assigned MS61 grade. This piece offers value as I don't see the field chatter as being distracting. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 10C 1891-O
AU58 raw
F-106a
R4
Choice HOLD
$275
New November 30! Repunched Date and Mintmark, Heavily Clashed Dies, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Thin Gray Patina, Bold Strike, Top 100 Varieties. An important offering of entry #96 in the Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties set. Recently purchased from an old time collector at the NH Coin Expo show and off the market for several decades. This 1891-O is a perfect F-106a example with multiple heavy die clashes along with repunched 89 digits, on the obverse, and repunched Medium O mintmark on the reverse. Surfaces have just a touch of rub and are fully natural and choice. Under a light source, frosty cartwheel luster is pleasing and attractive. I'm listing this piece in as purchased raw condition. If not sold by the FUN show, it is off to a TPG for grading and variety attribution and will be offered at higher price than currently listed. This example would be a prize for the Liberty Seated dime die variety specialist.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
Louisiana Issue
EF45 raw
W-7
Original $475 New November 30! Louisiana Administration Strike, Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike for Die Pairing, Fairly Graded. An original Civil War half dollar piece struck during the 1861 February-March timeframe while the New Orleans mint was under the State of Louisiana administrative control. Attributing Louisania strikes can be challenging but the W-7 die pairing can be identified by date punch and mintmark placement along with several minor reverse die cracks. This circulated example is strictly original and well protected by a light to medium gray patina. Under a bright light, some embedded rose is noted. Strike is typical for the W-7 die pairing. All 1861-O strikes are currently in demand as more collectors attempt to complete a 14 piece die variety set (excluding the unobtainable W-12 CSA strikes).
Seated 50C 1860 Seated 50C 1860
AU58 NGC
3259733008
WB-102
Original $525 New November 29! Frosty White Cartwheel Luster, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Faint Rub, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. 1860 Philadelphia strikes have a relatively low mintage of 302,700 and don't appear on the market frequently. Surviving population in all EF and AU grades, per PCGS pop report is slightly over a hundred pieces. Pricing for the date is attractive considering availability. This 1860 Seated half, from the New Jersey Collection, is a lovely example with brilliant frosty luster and ample cartwheel effects. Surfaces are uniform white from a prior dip and close to choice with just one bagmark in the right obverse field and a few random micro marks. Please remember that blast white surfaces shown all while heavily toned toned surfaces hide most minor blemishes. Strike is completed with well impressed reverse devices. Under a 10x loupe some faint rub is detected . Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Special consideration is warranted here for those who enjoy Seated coinage with brilliant frosty luster.
Seated 50C 1861 Seated 50C 1861
AU58 NGC
1628471016

Original $435 New November 29! Near Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Reflective Luster, Nice Cameo Under Bright Light, Faint Gray Patina, Well Struck, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. I really like the 1861 specimen in the New Jersey Collection due to strict old time originality. This lovely half has never been messed with in any way. A light pinkish gray skin covers both sides and protect the underlying steely fields that emit mild cartwheel luster. Under the right bright light viewing angles, the fields are lightly mirrored. Strike is essentially complete with only star 8 lacking full high relief definition. Obverse fields are no question choice original and a pleasure to examine under a 10x loupe. The reverse has one toned over line above the eagle's head that holds this piece back from a full choice quality rating. Yes, I'm being strict. Rub is very limited and difficult to see under the gray skin. Fairly graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Another quality offering from the New Jersey Collection to consider.
Seated 50C 1864 Seated 50C 1864
AU Details NGC
3422493007

Cleaned $500 New November 29! Low Mintage Civil War Philadelpha Strike, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Faint Field Hairlines, Substantial Eye Appeal, AU58 Details, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. This nice 1864 Liberty Seated half dollar is a real bargain at the offer price. Housed in an NGC AU Details holder with hammered strike and AU58 details. Mirrored fields provide active cartwheel luster that is reflective in nature. A faint gold skin is seen at the peripheries. Now let's talk about the NGC cleaned designation. Fields are faintly hairlined under a halogen light during 10x loupe inspection. The hairlines are faint, shallow, and not distracting. Remember that mirrored fields will amplify any prior mishandlings to the detriment of the TPG grade. This is the case here for the 1864 specimen in the New Jersey Collection. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. In hand inspection is warranted to validate this description. Once done, I'm sure an astute value collector will immediately scoop up this example at the asking price.
Seated 50C 1865 Seated 50C 1865
AU Details NGC
3422493004
WB-104
R5
Cleaned $450 New November 29! Scarce Civil Date and Grade, Light Russet-Golden Toning, Steely Luster, Chemical Cleaning, Decent Strike, AU58 Details, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. Mintage for 1865 Philadelphia strikes was limited to 511,400. AU grade level survival rate is anemic with any strictly original example being an important market arrival. The offered example graded full AU58 details and was purchased raw by the New England Collection consignor for a four digit plus price. This piece is deceptive as appears original at first glance. But carefully 10x loupe inspection suggests that the surfaces have seen a chemical bath that has dulled the steely fields and luster. Resulting russet-gold coloring appears a bit unnatural but would fool many collectors of the Liberty Seated half dollar series. Strike is well executed. Grading is technically accurate. Housed in older NGC Details holder with standard ring insert. Offer price has been slashed and provides fair value. In hand inspection is warranted.
Seated 50C 1870S Seated 50C 1870-S
AU Details NGC
3422493009

Cleaned $550 New November 29! Challenging Date in AU, Light Gray-Gold Surfaces, Residual Luster, Light Wipe, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. Though the date has a mintage of 1,004,000 pieces, 1870 San Francisco strikes are scarce at the AU grade level and rare in mint state. This surviving example features light gray-gold patina over blemish free surfaces. Residual luster is muted due to an old wipe that has left very faint random hairlines on both sides. The NGC AU Details designation is technically accurate. However, the cleaning was not heavily abrasive, rather very light. If strictly original, this piece would be a no question AU58 with just faint rub on the left facing breast and lower knee. Strike is excellent other than stars 11 to 13 lacking connected centrils. Problem free AU58 are selling in the $1350 to $1500 range making this offering, from the New Jersey Collection, a compelling value. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1875 Seated 50C 1875
AU58 PCGS
13311551

Choice HOLD
$375
New November 29! Superior Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Creamy Gold Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Conservative Grading, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. Let's start the description for this gorgeous 1875 Seated half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This near gem original example offers superior eye appeal for those who enjoy strictly original silver coinage. Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster combines with creamy golded surfaces and is most pleasing during in hand and especially, bright light viewing. Darker mottled gold covers the peripheries. Strike is essentially complete and also pleasing. Struck from a rust obverse die with heavy die pitting throughout the gown lines. Reverse has a long arcing die crack from the arrow heads up through AMERICA. A 10x loupe inspection revealed little if any rub on the high points. I'm calling this one as being conservatively graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A wonderful offering from the New Jersey Collection that should be immediately scooped up!
Seated 50C 1876 Seated 50C 1876
AU58 NGC
110969007

Choice $325 New November 29! Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Peripheral Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Lightly Rusted Dies, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster is the highlight of this choice original 1876 Philadelphia strike. Strict originality is immediately evident with frosty devices, fields, and expected coloring. Faint peripheral gold toning adds charm and nicely frames the natural golden-white centers. Strike is well executed from lightly rusted dies. Faint rub is seen at the usual first wear points. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. A quality offering from the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated halves. Worthy of special consideration.
Seated 50C 1877 Seated 50C 1877
AU58 NGC
1667399003

Original $325 New November 29! Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Untoned Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. Brilliant frosty luster is the highlight of this lovely 1877 Seated half dollar from the Nre Jersey Collection. Cartwheel luster is vibrant and active. Strike is well executed. Surfaces are untoned, most likely from a quick dip to remove any traces of color. Both obverse and reverse dies are heavily clashed. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to late 1990s. A wonderful example for those who like their Liberty Seated halves with bold luster.
Seated 10C 1864S Seated 10C 1864-S
AU Details raw
F-101
Cleaned HOLD
$410
New November 26! Difficult Civil War S-Mint, AU55 Grade Level Device Details, Old Dip Clean, Copper Harbor Collection. An impressive 1864-S dime in terms of device details and overall strike. Liberty's head is fully defined along with complete (OF) in the obverse legend. The reverse is also fully struck with complete bow knot and clear wheat grains at the upper left wreath. Unfortunately, this dime was placed in a diluted sulfuric bath for an extended period of time. There are absolutely no signs of mechanical cleaning, rather very faint micro pitting of the surfaces due to the bath time. A fairly attractive example that would nicely fit in a Dansco album collection. Certified AU50 to AU55 examples, when able to locate, will sell for $1000+. I believe pricing this example at half the price is a fair offer.
Seated 50C 1851 Seated 50C 1851
AU Details PCGS
33414175
WB-6
Cleaned $1500 New November 26! Scarce Silver Melt Era Date, Reflective Luster, Peripheral Gold Toning, Wispy Obverse Hairlines, Technically Accurate Grading, Substantial Eye Appeal. The 1850 through 1852 timeframe brought significant melting of United States silver coinage due to silver arbitrage. Locating any of these three Philadelphia dates (and New Orleans) is always challenging for Seated half dollar collectors. I'm pleased to be offering the 1851 example from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection regardless of the PCGS AU Details - Cleaning designatiobn. This example again conservatively graded with substantial eye appeal. The fields offer reflective luster with mild cartwheels. Peripheral gold patina highlights and nicely frames the centers on both sides. Strike is well executed with several of the right obverse stars lacking connected centrils. Now let's discuss the cleaned designation. It is accurate as there are faint hairlines in the lower right obverse field that are immediately seen under a halogen light. Some hairlines carry into the left obverse field but not much. A few very faint hairlines can be found above the reverse eagle but one has to look carefully to locate. PCGS got this one right on a technical basis though this one should not be lumped into the really cleaned up coins we see in NGC Details holders. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with Peterson pedigree on label. In hand viewing is necessary to make an informed purchase decision.
Seated 50C 1868 Seated 50C 1868
AU53 NGC
1515177003

Original $475 New November 26! Steely Original Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Traces of Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. Limited mintage of 417,600 and available in all circulated grades. The 1868 Philadelphia, within the New Jersey Collection, offers steely fields and reflective luster. Toning is a faint gold that is easily seen at the peripheries while vieing under a light source. As with most New Jersey Collection halves, strike is well executed and complete. Accurately graded with sufficient eye appeal due to the lightly mirrored surfaces. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1874 Seated 50C 1874
With Arrows
AU58 NGC
639199004

Choice $700 New November 26! With Arrows Type, Choice Original, Glowing Orange-Gold Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. A wonderful 1874 With Arrows type offering that should be immediately considered. Fiery orange-gold patina glows under a light source. Cartwheel luster is active and somewhere between frosty and steely. Strike is hammered with high relief devices throughout obverse and reverse. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. An eye appeal type coin offering from the fine collection of New Jersey Liberty Seated half dollars. If you like the GFRC images, then the half will be even better on arrival. Don't wait on this offering....trust me.
Barber 25C 1898 Barber 25C 1898
F12 raw

Choice $45 New November 25! Crusty Old Album Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Quite Atractive at Grade Level. A lovely circulated 1898 Barber quarter than spent years in an old paper album acquiring crusty toning. Blemish free and attractive. From the Union Bridge Collection.
Buffalo 5C 1930 Buffalo 5C 1930
MS63 raw

Choice HOLD
$85
New November 25! Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Skin, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. A lovely 1930 Philadelphia strike with satiny cartwheel luster and light gold coloring. From the Union Bridge Collection and worthy of a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album collection.
Early Copper 1/2C 1809/06 Early Copper 1/2C 1809/06
9 Over Inverted 9
EF40 raw

Original $275 New November 25! 1809/06, Dark Crusty Original Patina, Well Struck, Fairly Graded, Union Bridge Collection. Well struck with thick crusty darker brown patina covering both sides. The inverted 9 punch is easily seen at the lower loop of the final 9. A no question original example that is ideal for a Dansco or Whitman album collection. From the Union Bridge Collection.
Early Copper 2C 1864 Early Copper 2C 1864
Large Motto
MS64 raw

Market Acceptable $200 New November 25! Large Motto, Fully Struck, Copper-Red Patina, Probable Reverse Cleaning, Visual Attractive, Union Bridge Collection. A fully struck 1864 Large Motto 2 cent piece with copper red and tan coloring. The reverse is just a tad too glossy to be strictly original thus the Market Acceptable quality rating. A no question mint state example that is blemish free and visually attractive.
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 10C 1882
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25505304
F-101
Gem $2395 New November 25! F-101, Spectacular Cameo Proof, Watery Mirrors, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection consignor is back with a newly divested duplicate from his spectacular type coin collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering this high grade 1882 Cameo proof that is only one of four graded at the PCGS MS66+ Cameo level. I have seen two of the other specimens at this grade level and they are heavily toned as compare to the bold eye appeal of this lightly toned example. Both sides feature watery mirrors and highly reflective cartwheel lustrous. A faint gold skin is seen at the peripheries. The strike is pinpoint-sharp and there are no obvious contact marks on either side. Eye appeal is superior and consistent with duplicates from the Winesteven Collection. Last CoinFacts record dates back to January 2013 with HA priced realized of $2820. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert along with CAC approval. A magnificent duplicate from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 10C 1888
MS64 NGC
301289001
F-111
Choice $485 New November 25! F-111, Misplaced 8 Digit in Base, Near Gem Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Steely Fields, Gorgeous Blue, Rose and Gold Patina, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful 1888 Philadelphia strike with brilliant reflective cartwheel luster coupled with classic old album blue, rose and gold patina. Surfaces are entirely blemish free on this near gem original example. The F-111 obverse 11 exhibits a misplaced lower loop of an 8 digit in the base immediately to the right of the pendant. This extra 8 digit is located mid way between the final two 8 digits in the date. The lower loop of the 8 digit is well defined and be easily diagnosed with some practice. Reverse die is cracked primarily between the rim and wreath devices. This offering is also the F-111 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Recently pull from the Fortin bank box and has not seen a CAC submission.
Seated 25C 1874S Seated 25C 1874-S
With Arrows
EF Details PCGS
36106595
Briggs 3-A
Original HOLD
$365
New November 25! Very Conservative Grading, Natural Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Original Surfaces, Faint Gray-Gold Patina, Sunset Point Collection. It is now apparent to the numismatic community that PCGS grading has tightened with very conservative standards for coins with any type of imperfection. Case in point is this lovely 1874-S Seated quarter from the Sunset Point Collection. This piece was consigned raw and submitted to PCGS with an expectation for a straight AU53 grade. Instead, the piece was certified as EF Details. I'm sorry but this piece is not an EF given the frosty cartwheel luster and minimal wear. Luster is completely natural with fresh mint frost surrounding the stars, reverse legend and within the device details. A very careful 10x loupe inspection under both halogen and incandescent lightling revealed wispy hairlines in the lower right obverse field by stars 12 and 13. There are also a few faint vertical lines in the left obverse field that disturb the luster. Otherwise the reverse is 100% natural and unmolested. I spoke with the Sunset Point consignor and we have decided to list this 1874-S quarter in its current holder with detailed explanation. I still stand by my first assessment of straight grade AU53 with a few blemishes. However, this piece has not been cleaned and does not have EF level wear. Asking price is at the PCGS EF45 price guide grade level and fair for the quality. At some point in time, this quarter will find its way into a straight graded AU holder. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 5C 1859 Seated 5C 1859
AU55 raw
V-1
Choice $180 New November 25! First Year New Hub Design, Choice Original, Union Bridge Collection. 1859 brought a short lived new obverse hub design with a much lower relief implementation of the Liberty devices. Stars have internal hollow points. Based on numismatic research, I suspect this design is the product of Anthony Paquet. The offered example is perfectly original and fairly graded. Reflective cartwheel luster is immediately obvious under a light source. Surfaces are toned a uniform gray-gold with gold hues becoming predominant under a light source. Really a top quality offering from the Union Bridge Collection that belongs in a TPG holder.
Seated 5C 1861/0 Seated 5C 1861/0
VF35 PCGS OGH
1440343
V-6
Original $185 New November 25! 1861/0 RedBook Variety, Golden Patina, Reflective Luster, Conservative Grading as Full EF, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Traditional 1861/0 overdate as listed in the Red Book and on PCGS price guide. The 1861/0 designation is on the PCGS label. Surfaces are toned over with uniform golden patina that is denser on the obverse. Under a bright light, the fields generate substantial reflective cartwheel luster that would be associated with a higher grade. Housed in PCGS old green holder with old time conservative grading. No CAC attempt during the consignment processing due to potential value. Another Liberty Seated half dime die variety offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that warrants special attention.
Capped Bust 10C 1827 Capped Bust 10C 1827
AU53 PCGS
20905697
JR-13
R3
Choice $875 New November 24! JR-13, Better Die Pairing, Near Gem Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Light Aquamarine and Gold Coloring, Typical Strike, Lots of Eye Appeal at Assigned grade, Union Bridge Collection. A special Capped Bust dime offering that warrantes attention and a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to eye appeal and die variety rarity. A near gem original 1827 JR-13 example with crisp cartwheel luster that is somewhere between steely and frosty in terms of texture. Bright light eye appeal is superior with golden hues being predominant on the reverse and extending onto the obverse. Additional light aquamarine covers much of the obverse. Strike is well executed in the centers on both sides; crisp hair curls and deeply impressed eagle feathers. Left obverse stars are weak. i'll call this one accurate to conservative grading as AU55 would also be acceptable. Bright light viewing expose great luster and colors. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A top quality type coin offering from the Union Bridge Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 50C 1811
Large 8
VF35
PCGS
22015217
O-104
Choice $435 New November 24! Large 8, Lovely Early Date, Choice Original, Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. Large 8 O-104 die varety with crusty gray surfaces that are choice and no question original. Circular obverse die crack, typical for the O-104 die pairing, is readily evident. Eye appeal is significant at the VF35 circulated grade level. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert along with being awarded CAC approval. A wonderful early Capped Bust half dollar offering from the Union Bridge Collection.
Seated $1 1847 Seated $1 1847
EF40 PCGS
26034776

Choice $700 New November 24! Choice Original, Steely Fields, Dark Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. This choice original 1847 Liberty Seated dollar is a highlight from recent Union Bridge Collection consignment and should not last long. Strictly original with steely fields and darker gun metal gray-blue patina. Blue coloring becomes most evident during bright light viewing. Strike is well executed on both sides. Any marks are minor and consistent with light circuation. Overall, a wholesome example that is well above average for what is typically seen in a PCGS holder. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder and edge view insert. A quality type coin offering from the Union Bridge Collection. GFRC images are poorly done due to late autumn lightng conditions and suggest color density shift across the surfaces. That is not the case as color is completely uniform.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
No Drapery
EF45 ANACS
4533391

Original $185 New November 24! No Drapery, Original Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. Even gun metal gray patina covers both sides. Nearly all 1840 No Drapery examples seen will have strong uniform strikes as is the case for this example. Accurately graded and housed in gold label ANACS holder. A quality No Drapery type coin offering from the Union Bridge Collection that is perfectly original.
Seated 10C 1846 Seated 10C 1846
VF25 PCGS
12480856

Original $1400 New November 24! Key With Stars Date, Original Ebony-Gold, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. 1846 Philadelpha strikes are the key date for the With Stars design type. Mintage is only 31,300 with most surviving examples being in lower circulated grades. This date is prohibitively rare in Mint State with two examples known. This mid circulated grade example, from the Union Bridge Collection, offers nice ebony-gold original surfaces that are entirely blemish free. Obverse strike is bold and well executed while the reverse exhibits typical weakness at the lower wreath leaves and ribbon bow. When viewed under a light source, the darker ebony coloring gives way to the embedded gold. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 20C 1876 Seated 20C 1876
VF25 PCGS
11696489
BF-2
Original $450 New November 24! BF-2 Low Mintage and Underrated, Original Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. A tiny mintage of 14,5640 and remains underrated at current pricing levels. Original surfaces are covered with classic antique gray patina. Faint chatter is seen in the right obverse field but of no consequence. Accurately graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A scarce date type coin offering from the Union Bridge Collection.
Seated 50C 1864S Seated 50C 1864-S
VF25 PCGS
29130702
WB-1
Original $295 New November 24! WB-1, Large S, Original Light Gray-Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. A popular Civil War San Francisco date with mintage of 658,000. Accurately graded at the VF25 level and toned an original gray-gold. The WB-1 die variety is easy to attribute based on the Large S that touches the olive branch. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Union Bridge Collection.
Seated 50C 1869S Seated 50C 1869-S
VF35 PCGS
32266711
WB-2
R3
Original $235 New November 24! WB-2, Original Gray Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. Mintage of 656,000 but with a reasonable survival rate leading to lower pricing structure. Interestingly, GFRC has handled only one specimen in AU and none in mint state. This circulated survivor has light gray patina on both sides with the reverse being a bit darker. Strike is typical for the date. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Union Bridge Collection.
Seated 5C 1863 Seated 5C 1863
F12 PCGS
24012915

Choice $335 New November 24! Low Mintage Civil War Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. Low mintage Philadelphia date with only 18,000 struck. Housed in older 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder and edge view insert; a TPG period of accurate and conservative grading. PCGS certified population is evenly split between circulated and and mint state grades. At the Fine 12 grade level, only eight (8) have been certified. This example is strictly original with choice blemish free surfaces regardless of the long time in circualtion. Criusty gray patina is evident on both sinces. A well preserved Civil war era artifact that will please the new owner. Another quality Seated coinage offering from the Union Bridge Collection. Last CoinFacts record is April 2012 with $334 auction price.
Seated $1 1859O Seated $1 1859-O
AU58 raw

Market Acceptable HOLD
$675
New November 23! Steely Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Reverse, Old Obverse Wipe, Light Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Attractively Priced. An attractive 1859 New Orleans Seated dollar that offers ample luster and faint gold patina. The reverse is strictly original with steely cartwheel luster while the obverse has seen an old wipe with faint hairlines in the right field. The old wipe has muted the steely luster a bit. Strike is well executed with high relief stars and deeply impressed eagle feathers. Rims and surfaces are entirely mark free. Pricing has been discounted for the minor technical issue. Overall an inexpensive example with bold device details at an attractive price.
Gold 25C 1859 Gold 25C 1859
California Fractional
MS64 NGC
4712009008
BG-705
Choice $2475 New November 13! BG-705, Condition Census Grade, Bold Reflective Luster, Abrasion Free, Conservatively Graded, Tiny PCGS Population for Variety. Stocking California Fractional gold is an important event due to early gold rush significance and private issue. The booming gold rush years left local merchants with a lack of small denomination coinage. The San Francisco mint did not ramp $1 coin production until 1854 and only with a meager 14,600 mintage to support local commerce. As a result, local jewelry shop owners began striking and issuing private gold in small denominations. Most were struck with anvil and hammer leading to uneven strikes. This 1859 BG-705 offering is exceptional given the example is a top pop grade and so well preserved. PCGS has only graded fourteen (14) total examples with one piece at the MS64 level. Both sides offer bold reflective luster from mirrored fields. Obverse devices are crudely engraved with most stars being blobs. The obverse die is heavily clashed with a reverse die from another 25c fractional design. Reverse design is also poorly executed with crude wreath elements and weak denomination and date. Edge denticles are well raised and sharp. Conservatively graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. From a Massachusetts consignor.
Seated 50C 1877CC Seated 50C 1877-CC
VF35 PCGS
10461698
WB-11
R4
Choice $345 New November 13! CSA Issue, Bisecting Date/Speared Olive Bud Die Pairing, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Ebony Patina, . A superior 1877-CC WB-11 example that Bill Bugert considers to be R4 rarity for the die pairing. Surfaces are 100% original with natural gray and ebony patina. Overall strike is well executed on both sides. A 10x loupe inspection failed to locate any defects or blemishes. Overall a wholesome 1877-CC Seated half dollar offering that belongs in an advanced collection. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Originally from the Murphys Collection and back at GFRC for a second appearance.
Seated 10C 1849 Seated 10C 1849
MS63 PCGS
21190006
F-101
R4
Choice $985 New November 12! F-101, Original Creamy Luster, Bold Obverse Strike, Very Scarce in Mint State, Massachusetts Collection. Ex. Birmingham Collection. I still don't understand why higher grade 1849 dimes lack respect. The PCGS population reports are low at (6) MS63, (9) MS64, (1) MS65 and (1) MS66. The MS64 number has regrade attempts due to a large MS65 price jump. The Massachusetts Collection example has typical satiny surfaces with a hint of light gold. Strike is all there with complete head details and bold star centrils while the reverse has complete wreath leaves other than a spot at 10:00 which is typical for the F-101 die pairing. Surfaces are blemish free and attractive. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. Recently upgraded and now back on the market as the second time through GFRC price list.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Type 2 Obverse
AU50
PCGS
81862194
F-104
Choice $185 New November 12! F-104, Type 2 Obverse, Old Album Aquamarine-Rose and Gray Patina, Well Struck, Massachusetts Collection. A heavily toned 1861 Type 2 obverse dime that probably saw a lenghty storage period in old sulfur paper envelope. In hand viewing suggest gray and ebony primary colors. However, placing this 1861 Philadelphia strike under a bright light brings a dramatic change to the eye appeal. Obverse shifts to aquamarine center surrounded by rose-gold at the periphery. The reverse is a kaleidoscope of colors including mottled orange and aquamarine in the center surrounded by deeper greens and ebony. Typical strike for a With Legend dime. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Recently upgraded by the Massachusetts Collection and searching for a new home.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 10C 1891-O
MS61 NGC
678694005
F-112
Original $235 New November 12! F-112, Medium O Over Upside Down Small S, Original Mirrored Fields, White Reflective Luster, First F-112 Example Seen, Accurately Graded, Massachusetts Collection. It is exciting to finally see a F-112 1891-O example rather than referencing the Kam Ahwash encyclopedia. F-112 was struck from polished dies that provide white reflective luster under a light source. The repunched mintmark is undeniable. My own study suggests that the reverse mintmark is Medium O over upside down S mintmark. Please see The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com for an in depth analysis. Strike is nearly completely executed with only the upper reverse wheat grains not completely formed. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. This holder dates back to the late 1990s. Recently upgraded by the Massachusetts Collection and searching for a new home.
Draped Bust $1 1803 Draped Bust $1 1803
Small 3
G06 PCGS
82627424
B-4 BB-254
Choice HOLD
$1175
New November 11! Choice Original, Walnut-Gray Patina, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Abrasion Free Surfaces, Superior for Grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A new purchase from the NH Coin Expo with images shortly. This lovely example will not last long.