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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust 25C 1806/5 Draped Bust 25C 1806/5
EF40
PCGS
32733541
B-1
Choice $4300 New January 11! 1806/5, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Uniform Strike. Natural coin gray patina covers both sides of this lovely 1806/5 overdate Drape Bust quarter. This is the only overdate for the series and consistently popular. The prior 5 digit is clearly visible within the oval of the 6 digit and below the lower loop. Bright light review reveals embedded obverse blues that are typical of old paper album storage. Thought not hammered, strike is uniform and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1854 Seated 50C 1854
With Arrows
AU55
NGC
3663950007

Choice HOLD
$395
New January 11! Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction. With Arrows type, Crusty Thin Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Heavy Die Clashing. This offering is a fully struck 1854 With Arrows half with crusty gray patina covering both sides with darker shades on the reverse. Bright light inspection exposes residual steely luster that is more prominent on the obverse due to the lighter toning. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval. A consignor buyout and priced below the CDN CAC guide which currently stands at $422.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 50C 1854-O
With Arrows
AU55
NGC
3584368017

Choice $435 New January 11! Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction. Near Gem, Antique Golden-Gray Patina, Crisp Steely Luster, Fully Struck. Natural golden-gray patina is transparent to the underlying steely luster. Strike is completely executed with particularly high relief reverse devices. The reverse shield contains a multitude of horizontal die polish lines are an easy attribution point. This piece screams originality during bright light inspection. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval. A consignor buyout and priced below the CDN CAC guide which currently stands at $422.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 50C 1859
AU55
PCGS
26454285

Choice HOLD
$675
New January 11! Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction. Choice Original, Aquamarine/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Ex. Strawberry Fields Collection. Ex. Strawberry Fields and Tenafly Collections. A pleasing 1859 Philadelphia strike that is well preserved with above average quality. Surfaces are entirely original with crisp reflective luster. In-hand viewing sees gray and gold toning while bright light viewing brings about sky blue and faint gold at the rims. Main devices and fields are entirely blemish free while strike is a tad weak at the stars. Eye appeal is superb when exposes to secondary lighting source. Previously from the Strawberry Fields Collection which sold at Heritage Auction during September 2013 and realized $764. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder CAC approval.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 25C 1835
AU53
PCGS
39373832
B-2
Gem HOLD
$1100
New January 10! Superb Preservation, Crusty Gray, Peripheral Blue, CAC Approval. This 1835 B-2 Capped Bust quarter brings superb preservation for those who enjoy owning only the finest specimens at grade and understand the associated premiums. We start the description with noting a thick crusty gray skin covering both sides. Bright light inspection reveals peripheral blues on the obverse and more widespread blue coloring on the reverse. Unquestionably a gem at the assigned grade. Reverse strike is hammered while the obverse is close to complete with only a few stars lacking complete definition. I could not be more proud to offer this level of premium quality early silver type on the GFRC price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1869S Gold G$2.5 1869-S
LIberty
AU55 NGC
289397016

Choice $875 New January 10! Scarce San Francisco Date, Brilliant Luster, Orange-Gold Patina. 1869 San Francisco strikes are scarce overall and rare above EF grade level. This is understandable with a small mintage of 29,500. This Oakdale Collection offering is fully choice with light orange-gold coloring and brilliant frosty luster. Eye appeal is most pleasing. Housed in early NGC holder with standard ring insert. Yes, this offering has been to Far Hills NJ and did not secure a green bean. The eye appeal and luster was sufficient for an attempt as I like this piece. Fairly priced as PCGS guide is $1150.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 10C 1838-O
No Stars
AU58 PCGS
34465652
F-101
Choice $2350 New January 10! Repunched Mintmark, Brilliant Frosty Luster, No Stars First Year Type. 1837 brought a transformational year for the Philadelphia Mint. Both the half dime and dime denominations shifted from the John Reich Capped Bust design to the newly designed Seated Liberty by Christian Gobrecht. The new Liberty Seated design was also first struck in New Orleans during 1838 on steam presses. This initial New Orleans strike is well preserved with brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. GFRC images don't capture the intense luster seen during bright light viewing. This piece is mostly untoned other than some mottled gray at the left obverse. Strike is hammered with the repunched mintmark being obvious. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1866 Seated 25C 1866
With Motto
PR64CAM
PCGS
35697136
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$1750
New January 10! With Motto Type, Watery Proof, Cameo Designation, CAC Approval. From a mintage of 725 comes this well preserved 1866 Motto proof Liberty Seated quarter. The watery mirrors are immediately noted during initial bright light inspection. Strike is hammered with every intricate device detail being fully impressed. Peripheral ebony-gray in-hand toning shifts to copper-gold once under a light source. The result in a thoroughly pleasing viewing experience. A quality offering for the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1865 Seated 50C 1865
AU58 PCGS
83288524

Choice HOLD
$1250
New January 10! High Grade Civil War Date, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Creamy White Surfaces, Fully Struck. A special Civil War era Seated half dollar offering with a small PCGS population of thirteen pieces at the AU58 grade level. A predominantly lustrous, frosty-textured example with overall creamy appearance. Surfaces are untoned and may have been ever so lightly dipped in the past but all the mint frost remains. This piece has been strictly graded as I see very little rub on the lower leg. Strike is complete with high relief star, full head details, and bold eagle claws and arrow feathers. Mintage of 511,400 is low with most survivors clustered at the EF grades. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 5C 1837
Small Date
AU58 PCGS OGH
8438451

Choice HOLD
$585
New January 10! Small Date, No Stars Type, Frosty Luster, Reverse Bullseye Toning. An ideal 1837 Small Date offering for those pursuing type sets at the AU58 grade level. A choice example with classic sharp frosty luster across unencumbered fields. Obverse toning is a uniform gold while the reverse presents stunning rainbow bullseye toning. Talk about eye appeal on this lovely first year Seated half dime. A close 10x inspection reveals ancient lines in the obverse right field of no consequence. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder.
Seated 5C 1853O Seated 5C 1853-O
No Arrows
AU58 PCGS
81837856
V-1
Choice $8350 New January 10! No Arrows, Key New Orleans Date, Deep Lavendar-Gray Patina, Rare Grade and Opportunity. GFRC is excited to be offering an example of the rare key date 1853-O No Arrows half dime. Blythe, in his Liberty Seated Half Dime Guidebook ((DLRC Press) suggests most of this date's mintage was melted due to the conversion to the lighter silver weight planchet during 1853. This issue is scarce in all grades and a rarity when attaining the AU58 and Mint State preservations states. This date is always seen with a very weak date as an attribution point. Additional strike weakness is seen on the upper reverse leaves. This near Mint State example displays a full obverse strike and excellent detail. A choice offering with unabraded surfaces covered with deep lavender-gray toning. Eye appeal is outstanding for the issue. Please note that the PCGS population is only two at the AU58 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 5C 1865S Seated 5C 1865-S
AU55 PCGS
27552782
V-1
Choice HOLD
$765
New January 10! Civil War Era, Low Mintage Date, Satiny Luster, Choice Surfaces, . Mintage for 1865 San Francisco half dime strikes is reported at 120,000 with the entire mintage being placed into Western Frontier commerce. The resulting low survival rates has made this date challenging to locate in higher circulated grades and Mint State. One look at PCGS CoinFacts will confirm that this date has not appeared at auction Since 2015 due to lower certified populations. This fresh GFRC offering is the V-1 die pairing with as repunched date. Repunching is seen below the 18 digits in the date. Frosty surfaces are strictly original with mostly light gray patina and peripheral gold. Housed in PCGS 4.6 (2013-2104) holder. An important opportunity for Seated half dime collectors.
Seated 5C 1870 Seated 5C 1870
AU58 PCGS
30390432

Choice HOLD
$170
New January 10! Brilliant Luster, Fully Struck, Heavy Die Clashing. Peripheral Gold. A lovely 1870 Seated half dime with peripheral gold toning on the obverse and uniform gold across the reverse. This piece offers brilliant luster that has a frosty texture. Both sides are unabraded and heavily clashed. A pretty half dime that is fairly priced. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Barber 10C 1895 Barber 10C 1895
MS64
PCGS
13576489

Gem $1375 New January 9! Scarcest Philadephia Date, Gorgeous Toning, Gem Original, CAC Approval. Did you know that volleyball was first called "mintonette" and created during 1895? How about the fact that Philadelphia mintage of Barber dimes dropped below a million strikes that year? The result is a semi-key date with the lowest Philly mintage of the series. This superbly preserved survivor is worth of a gem quality rating. Gorgeous blues and peripheral gold are amplified by crisp frosty luster and dancing cartwheels during bright light inspection. In-hand viewing showcases center rose surrounded by aquamarine, gold, and blues. Fairly priced as the CAC Guide is $1340 and should not last long. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 5C 1832
AU58
PCGS
27837907
LM-4
R4
Choice HOLD
$525
New January 9! Scarce LM-4 Die Pairing, Obverse Cud, Fully Struck, So Choice. A scarce 1832 LM-4 R4 die marriage example with perfect diagnostics, grade, and strike that match the Logan-McCloskey plate coin. Under a light source, frosty cartwheels come alive with smooth swirling action. Centers are light rose with peripheral aquamarine. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. A premium coin that will be cherished for years to come. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 10C 1839
AU58
PCGS
39839893
F-101
Gem HOLD
$625
New January 9! Gem Eye Appeal, Radiant Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. A spectacular 1839 F-101 Seated dime offering that belong in an advanced AU58 CAC centric collector. Eye appeal and surfaces are consistent with choice MS63 grade level. However faint rub at the left facing breast and knee lead to the assigned grade on a technical basis. Clearly superior to most pieces graded AU58 and worthy of a strong premium. Superior coins like this don't often appear and should be scooped up to avoid remorse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1860O Seated 10C 1860-O
VF25
PCGS
27767086

Gem HOLD
$3100
New January 9! Key New Orleans Date, Gem for Grade, Compelling Offering. A JUST BUY IT NOW for the astute Liberty Seated dime specialist is proclaimed to start this description. I've looked at 1860-O dimes for thirty years. Few outside of the PCGS AU50 CAC specimen in the Fortin Collection are as noteworthy, in circulated grades, as this new offering. Sourced in trade for a top GFRC client who hated to let this one go. One look at the well matched images should convince on how well preserved and attractive this example is. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 10C 1869-S
VF35
PCGS
28243741
F-101
Choice HOLD
$325
New January 9! Choice Original, Natural Light Gray-Gold Patina, Late Die State Dies. A well preserved and choice example of the 1869 San Francisco date. Accurately graded with typical striking characteristics for the late die state. Uniform golden-gray obverse patina screams originality. There are no blemishes discuss. A typical CAC approved specimen with that natural coin gray look. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Morgan $1 1883CC Morgan $1 1883-CC
MS63
PCGS
29687282

Gem HOLD
$345
New January 4! Sharp Reflective Luster, Eye Appeal, Gem Original. Sharp luster and swirling cartwheels host russet-splashed fields, encircled by a thin blue band at the obverse rim. The reverse is less intensely toned, and the fields are somewhat prooflike. Silver in the Carson City area remained ample in this period, unlike the situation at New Orleans where silver had to be shipped in to the Mint. The "CC" Morgan set includes 13 coins, and this piece would be an excellent start to such a collection. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value for a CAC-stickered example is $325.
Morgan $1 1902O Morgan $1 1902-O
MS63
PCGS
26747774

Choice HOLD
$95
New January 4! Choice Original, Pastel Toning, Soft Luster, Accurately Graded. Soft creamy luster along with rose and blue obverse toning is the highlight of this attractive 1902 New Orleans Morgan. Liberty's cheek is essentially mark free with the luster being responsible for the assigned MS63 grade. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1859O Seated $1 1859-O
AU55 ANACS OWH
2343067

Original HOLD
$725
New January 4! Moderately Mirrored Fields, Gray-Gold Patina, Old White ANACS Holder. Price Reduction - Janaury 4 2021. The 1859-O Seated dollar date has seen usage as a species payment for Asian commerce and also found its way into domestic circulation. Those released during 1962-1964 by the Treasury are heavily bagmarked and easily identified. This new example, with prooflike fields and frosted devices is typical of the issue. Gray patina and embedded blues covers the obverse while the reverse is a steely gold. Bright light inspection highlights the prooflike fields and reflective luster. Fields have faint contact markers acquired during a limited time in circulation. None are distracting. Housed in ANACS old white holder.
Morgan $1 1878-7/8 Morgan $1 1878-7/8
MS63
NGC
3580133002

Choice $200 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. This is a popular variety within the Morgan series. Bowers theorizes that a number of 1878 reverse dies were overpunched with a 7 tail feathers hub, creating traces of under feathers above the bow. Regardless of the cause, examples command a premium, more so at MS levels. This piece exhibits frosty luster, more consistent with an MS64 example, over medium gray surfaces. Touches of evergreen and russet are seen here and there. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. CDN retail price guide is $228.
Morgan $1 18787TF Morgan $1 1878-7TF
Reverse of 1879
MS65 PCGS
26674187

Gem $1400 New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. This variety, with the slanted top arrow feather, is the more desirable type for this issue and is listed in the Red Book as the "third reverse." Values are similar to other types in circulated grades but rapidly separate at the MS level. Intense, crisp, frosty luster with dancing cartwheels hosts a thick layer of electric red, maroon, and navy on the obverse, while the reverse is completely brilliant. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Morgan $1 18788TF Morgan $1 1878-8TF
Polished Ear
MS64
PCGS
29373173
VAM-14.2
Gem $1100 New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. Pale lilac and sky blue centers host a thin rainbow at the rims. The delicate toning is pleasing, with crisp, frosty luster underneath approaching partial mirrors. Dancing cartwheels are evident even with minimal coin tilt. Exceptional eye appeal. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CDN retail price with CAC certification is $572.
Morgan $1 1878CC Morgan $1 1878-CC
MS63
PCGS
28487206

Choice $950 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. The face of Liberty reveals an artist's palette, mixing maroon, violet-red, blue-green, and gold shades. The obverse field toning is navy and aqua, delivering solid eye appeal. The reverse is untoned and exhibits partially mirrored fields. Overall luster is reflective, with swirling cartwheels. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail price guide for CAC examples is $533.
Morgan $1 1879CC Morgan $1 1879-CC
EF40 ANACS
4336713

Choice HOLD
$750
New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. The 1879-CC is a scarce coin in the Morgan series, one of the few issues with less than a million pieces struck. This well-detailed EF example reveals even gray toning with dirt in the protected areas, and there is a light splash of olive at the eagle's right wing. Fields are steely and traces of Mint bloom are evident. Housed in an ANACS yellow label holder.
Morgan $1 1880 Morgan $1 1880
MS65 PCGS
26875758

Gem $550 New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. Pastel shades of blue-green in the obverse fields surround a russet-shaded central figure, with gold and fire-red hues at the rim. Mint frost is as expected for a Gem example, though somewhat muted on the reverse, which exhibits a thicker tan skin. By this year Morgan dollars were already piling up in Treasury facilities, with 27 million pieces in storage, compared to 25 million coins in circulation. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan $1 1880-S
MS65PL NGC Fatty
129565001

Gem $550 New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. Strongly prooflike fields offer exceptional contrast with the heavily frosted devices, and the visual appealing is compelling. The frost extends to portions of the legend as well, and the resemblance to a cameo proof strike is easily evident. The rims exhibit russet toning, more intensely on the reverse. Housed in a NGC Gen 3.0 (1988-1989) Fatty holder with embossed reverse NGC logo. CDN retail is $169, but, for an arresting example such as this, that is just the starting point.
Morgan $1 1883S Morgan $1 1883-S
MS62
PCGS
24167186

Choice $1500 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. Although struck in large quantities, few uncirculated pieces surfaced in the 1960s Treasury releases, and today the 1883-S is a key piece in MS Morgan dollar set. This piece exhibits frosty luster more consistent with an MS63 example, and the CAC approval is no surprise. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail guide for a CAC example is $1,690.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan $1 1885
MS63 PCGS
28583194

Choice $130 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. Gold and grey hues evenly cover the obverse of this 1885 Morgan, while the reverse is more delicately toned. Both sides are encircled by russet and tan bands. Luster is frosty, somewhat muted on the reverse, with swirling cartwheels. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Morgan $1 1886S Morgan $1 1886-S
MS63
PCGS OGH
3238967

Choice $500 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. The 1886-S Morgan has a low mintage for the series, just 750,000 pieces, and is much more desirable than a common date. Bowers attributes most Mint State survivors, such as this, to the Redfield hoard. This CAC-approved example exhibits partially mirrored fields with swirling cartwheels. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998 holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $630.
Morgan $1 1887S Morgan $1 1887-S
MS64 PCGS
25293843

Choice $750 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. This piece is close to fully prooflike, with Liberty not quite frosty enough to qualify for the designation. Highly active cartwheels bounce off mirrored surfaces, untoned with just a touch of burgundy at the rims. The reverse reveals sharp contrast between the eagle and surrounding fields, and the eye appeal is strong. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Morgan $1 1888S Morgan $1 1888-S
MS64+
PCGS
25213702

Gem $1250 New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. The obverse of this MS64+ piece is fully prooflike, while the reverse luster is frosty. Regardless of finish, the cartwheels are quite active on both sides and the overall flash is compelling. Centers are untoned while rims reveal deep maroon color. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. The CDN retail guide is $910 in MS64, and $3,000 in MS65.
Morgan $1 1889CC Morgan $1 1889-CC
VF20
PCGS
27827645

Choice HOLD
$1200
New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. A perfect mate to the 1893-S also featured in the Watch Hill collection, this is a circulated, even gray example with deeper shades in the protected areas. The 1889-CC was struck to the extent of just 350,000 pieces and is highly coveted in all grades. With uncs priced well into five figures, there is nothing wrong with including a circulated piece in a Morgan set, and, if the example is choice for the grade like this, so much the better. Coins at this grade level are arguably are a better reflection of the history of the Old West than the millions of Morgans that sat in vaults for years. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. The CDN retail value for a CAC example is $1,150.
Morgan $1 1889O Morgan $1 1889-O
MS64+
PCGS
28085850

Choice $1100 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. While most Morgans exist in ample quantities, condition rarity is a theme that runs through the series. The 1889-O dollar becomes considerably scarce at the gem uncirculated level, and this piece is just on the cusp, a mere half a grade removed, with CAC approval on top of that. The surfaces reveal a classic frosty look with swirling cartwheels. Outside of a few hints of tan at the rims, this piece is untoned. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value for a CAC-approved example is $897 in MS64, and $5,620 in MS65.
Morgan $1 1889S Morgan $1 1889-S
MS64+
PCGS
02534031

Gem HOLD
$700
New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. This piece is close to full prooflike, with mirrored surfaces and frosty devices. The cartwheel is exceptionally vibrant and the CAC certification is easily merited. Untoned, with the exception of a few gray bits in the stars and legend. This piece was considered a major rarity in the Morgan series, comparable to the 1893-S, until the 1920s, when a large number of pieces were released from storage. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value for MS64 CAC is $682, and $1,750 in MS65.
Morgan $1 1890O Morgan $1 1890-O
MS64 PCGS
32984463

Choice $250 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. Frosty surfaces host powder blue hues on the obverse, with lilac hints, while the reverse exhibits golden-gray shades. Rims on both sides are more deeply toned. Feather detail is somewhat soft, as typical for this issue. Luster is ample, consistent with the grade. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. The CDN retail guide is $286.
Morgan $1 1891 Morgan $1 1891
MS64+
PCGS
33191259

Choice $650 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. A thick obverse skin of tan and russet covers brilliant, frosty luster that would otherwise be more evident on an untoned example. The reverse is completely silver-gray and reveals swirling cartwheels with the barest touch of gold at the rim. As sometimes happens in the Morgan series, the price jump at the MS65 level is substantial. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value for an MS64 CAC is $585, going up to $3,880 in MS65.
Morgan $1 1891O Morgan $1 1891-O
MS63 PCGS
08858236

Choice $450 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. A two-tone obverse reveals violet-blue shades to the right while the left side is dominated by pleasing copper color. The reverse is untoned with occasional crust in the eagle feathers. The luster is typical for an MS63 example, with substantial Mint bloom evident. The 1891-O Morgan tends to be softly struck, as is the case here, and in-hand comparison with a sharply struck Morgan will be instructive. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Morgan $1 1892O Morgan $1 1892-O
MS64
PCGS
34575473

Gem $800 New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. This piece offers exceptionally pleasing toning, with medium shades of gold, blue-green, and tan covering the obverse, while the reverse is nicely blanketed with pastel blue and pink hues. Frosty, swirling cartwheels are evident as the coin is rotated, and the eye appeal is strong. This is not an especially rare coin, but the Watch Hill consignor has clearly selected a superior piece for the grade. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $845.
Morgan $1 1893 Morgan $1 1893
AU50 PCGS
38927241

Choice HOLD
$300
New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. This is a lower mintage issue, with just 378,000 pieces struck, and pieces in all grades are coveted. This example exhibits residual frosty luster, consistent with the technical grade. Surfaces are largely silver-gray, with the exception of navy shades around star 11 and the truncation of the bust. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Morgan $1 1893CC Morgan $1 1893-CC
EF40
PCGS
29753337

Gem $1400 New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. One of the keys to the Carson City Morgan set (along with the 1879-CC and 1889-CC), the 1893-CC has long been a collector favorite. This pleasing, well-detailed EF example reveals even, dusty-gray fields with deeper shades in the recessed areas. The aesthetic appeal is enticing, and, given the original surfaces, the CAC certification is easily merited. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. The CDN retail value for a CAC example is $1,380.
Morgan $1 1894 Morgan $1 1894
EF40
PCGS
21959391

Choice $1150 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. With only 110,000 pieces struck, the 1894 is a key coin in the Philadelphia Morgan dollar set. Indeed, this is the lowest business-strike mintage in the entire series, apart from the 1893-S. This example is silver and gray, with tan and slate shades in the protected areas. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $1,060. With uncirculated examples starting north of $3,000 and quickly escalating from there, this is a natural choice for a high-grade Morgan set.
Morgan $1 1894O Morgan $1 1894-O
AU55 PCGS
33285934

Choice HOLD
$265
New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. Mintage of Morgan dollars fell in the mid-1890s with the repeal of the Sherman Act, and the 1894 New Orleans emission was less than two million pieces. This example exhibits gray and gold shading with bits of maroon in the obverse fields, while the reverse adds a slate crescent to the left of the eagle. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Morgan $1 1897 Morgan $1 1897
MS64
PCGS
25659396

Choice $250 New January 3! Choice Original, Dual Sided Rainbow Colors, Accurately Graded. An attractive dual-sided Morgan with bold cartwheel luster. Toning is quite transparent and "floats" on the main devices and fields. This is a classic rainbow toned example with light rose, blues, gold and yellow rings on the obverse while the reverse provides a rose center that is encircled by a sky blue ring out to the rim. Accurately graded with a few tiny blemishes on the cheek. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail guide is $99 for an MS64 CAC.
Morgan $1 1897S Morgan $1 1897-S
MS63
PCGS OGH
9306199

Choice HOLD
$175
New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. Brilliant, frosty luster is the hallmark of the MS63 Morgan, untoned with a few deeper shades marking the high points of Liberty. Swirling cartwheels radiate from the surfaces as the coin is tilted under a light. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $188.
Morgan $1 1898S Morgan $1 1898-S
MS62
PCGS
85100616

Choice $450 New January 3! Choice Original, Light Olive-Gray Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal and Accurately Graded. Ex. Iowa Collection. It is always a pleasure to handle nicely toned Morgan dollars as blast white examples are omnipresent in the market. Might I introduce this lovely 1898 San Francisco strike by noting quality typical of the Iowa Collection pedigree? CAC approval validates what is seen during in hand and bright inspection. The transparent olive-aquamarine gray patina, as seen in the GFRC images, melts away when exposed to a bright light. Flashy cartwheel luster is exposed and pleasing. Cheek is quite clean for the assigned grade with stronger luster pushing the grade upward. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $520.
Morgan $1 1900 Morgan $1 1900
MS65
PCGS
30570221

Gem $400 New January 3! Gem Original, Dual Sided Toning, Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal. This PQ example exhibits attractive toning, with blush red centers surrounded by blue-green rims. Surfaces are partially mirrored and the active cartwheel is vibrant. A new reverse hub was introduced in 1900 with less articulated feathers, and in-hand comparison with a pre-1900 example will be instructive. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CDN retail guide in MS65 CAC is $176.
Morgan $1 1900S Morgan $1 1900-S
64+
PCGS
28319762

Choice $1000 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. Partially mirrored surfaces, so close to fully prooflike, host dancing cartwheels. All coins exist on a continuum, and, even without a DMPL designation, this coin is clearly on the spectrum, exhibiting the characteristic "black and white" look when tilted. Untoned, with the exception of a couple smoky areas at the obverse rim. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $748 in MS64 CAC, and $1,560 in MS65 CAC.
Morgan $1 1902 Morgan $1 1902
MS65
PCGS
82938065

Gem $400 New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. Frosty luster highlights an aqua center on the obverse, while the reverse is uniformly tan and olive with deeper shades at the rim. The photograph does not fully convey the flashiness of "5 luster," which is plainly evident when examined in-hand. This issue is somewhat challenging at the gem uncirculated level, and more desirable than a "type" coin. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. The CDN retail value is $422 in MS65 CAC.
Morgan $1 1902S Morgan $1 1902-S
MS64
PCGS
28362711

Choice $1000 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. Frosty luster highlights a light copper band running vertically across the obverse, while the reverse is less toned with occasional russet shades. Swirling cartwheels blanket both sides, and the effect is pleasing. Surfaces are smooth, consistent with the technical grade. A nice piece, and tougher in this grade than the majority of Morgan dollar issues. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail guide is $910.
Draped Bust $1 1800 Draped Bust $1 1800
VF Details PCGS
40802660
B-8, BB-188
Original $1450 New January 2! Impressive Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Ebony-Gray Fields, Rim Marks, Osprey Collection. Consistent ebony-gray fields lead to serious circulated cameo eye appeal on this 1800 B-8 Draped Bust dollar. Though the fields have been well preserved in terms of marks, the rims have not. Random bumps are seen on the edges of the rims on both sides though difficult to view and photograph, even with the edge view insert. When performing in-hand viewing, the edge issue is not consequential. If in the market for an early dollar with original surfaces and excellent eye appeal while on a tight budget, this new Osprey Collection offering might be worth considering. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$5 1878 Gold G$5 1878
LIberty
AU58 PCGS
40802663

Choice HOLD
$625
New January 2! Type Candidate, Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. A pleasing 1878 $5 gold piece with thick frosty luster and cartwheels. Coloring is greenish-gold with slightly darker shades on the reverse. Field chatter is limited. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. From the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
No Drapery. Large Stars
VF30 PCGS
28659606
F-106a
Choice HOLD
$160
New January 2! Late Die State, Cracked Obverse #1, Crusty Gray, Choice at Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An crusty original example of the 1838 Shattered #1 obverse but in a late die state with double die crack at star 7. The main die crack has become so severe that a shelf metal edge has formed between the two sides of the crack. This example is unquestionably choice with thick gray patina on both sides. An entirely unabraded example with bold devices. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2013-2014) holder. A duplicate offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1841 Seated 10C 1841
EF45 PCGS
29200282
F-104a
Original $195 New January 2! Repunched 184, Heavily Rusted Reverse Die, Crusty Rose-Gold, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1841 F-104a designation captures the final die state of the repunched 841 obverse paired with a heavily rusted reverse die. Excessive die rust is clustered around (UNI)TED and at DI(ME) along with die pitting throughout the reverse. Surprisingly, this same reverse is subsequently paired with a second obverse die with repunched 841 digits. This newly released example (Fortin Collection) is fully struck with crusty golden-rose patina and plenty of residual luster. The 1841 F-104a plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1857O Seated 10C 1857-O
MS62 NGC
629237016
F-102
Choice $550 New January 2! Normal Date, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Completed Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A fully choice 1857-O F-102 dime with brilliant frosty luster and dancing cartwheels. Strike is hammered on both sides. Eye appeal is hat of a higher Mint State grade. This F-102a die pairing also produced a limited number of strikes with bold "shelf" or "strike" doubling on the date and stars. For years, this minting "error" was considered to be a repunched date and listed in Breen and Greer as such. Further research by Fortin clarified that all "repunched dates" were struck from the F-102 die pair. A die spur on the (O)F is the unique marker for normal and strike doubled specimens. This 1857-O F-102 offering is the plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Seated 10C 1866 Seated 10C 1866
EF45 PCGS
40802655
F-102a
Original HOLD
$1625
New January 2! Rare Civil War Philly Date, Steely Gray Surfaces, Wire Rims, Osprey Collection. 1866 brought the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the Reconstruction period. Philadelphia mintages for smaller denomination silver remained very low with dimes amounting to 8,000 circulation strikes. The 1866 date is one of the most challenging other than 1867. 1866 circulation strikes can be easily verified with an upward sloping date as compared to misattributed 1866-S dimes with very weak mintmark. This new Osprey Collection offering is from an old New England estate and freshly graded. Both sides are toned a light gray with speckled gold on the obverse. Wire rims are present on both sides. This piece is essentially unabraded other than two contacts marks at the upper obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 10C 1886
MS65
PCGS
5747144
F-113
Gem HOLD
$825
New January 2! Superb Brilliant Frosty Luster, Copper-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superb gem dime that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This offering is the 1886 F-113 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Undisturbed surfaces provide intense frosty luster and dancing cartwheels. Overall coloring is a copper-gold with intermixed rose and aquamarine shades. Strike is deeply impressed with bold devices on both sides. This piece is entirely unabraded. Purchased during October 2002 and held in the Fortin Collection since that time. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 10C 1891
Doubled Die Obverse
AU55 PCGS
40802657
F-109
Choice $525 New January 2! Doubled Die Obverse, Frosty Luster, Golden Patina, Heavy Die Clashing, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1891 Double Die Obverse die pairing is an elusive entry in the Top 100 Seated Dime Varieties set. Few examples have been seen during my years of hunting down this variety. This new offering is the last of the two examples that I have been able to locate during several decades of searching. A typical example with heavily frosted surfaces and brilliant luster. Nearly fully struck with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Die doubling is seen throughout the shield and at AMERI(C)A. All F-109 examples are typically clashed with heavy die clash lines behind the primary Liberty devices and within the wreath on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder "F-109 Doubled Die Obv" attribution on the label.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 50C 1809
III Edge
EF45
PCGS
31462770
O-107
R3
Choice $1035 New December 29! III Edge Lettering, O-107 Pairing, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. Consignor Buyout - Pricing Reduction. If a fan of gun metal gray-blues on your early silver type, you may want to pay attention to this well preserved 1809 O-107 III Edge offering. An absolutely choice example with deep reverse toning. 1809 saw the usage of different edge letterings including plain edge, XXX edge and III edge for Capped Bust half dollars. Those with III edge lettering will find the additional marking between OR and HALF coupled with DOLLAR and FIFTY. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1812/1 Capped Bust 50C 1812/1
Small 8
EF45 NGC
1918018003
O-102
Original $725 New December 29! Popular Overdate, Frosty Surfaces, Residual Luster, Ebony-Blue Reverse Toning, Palos Verdes Collection. A popular 1812/1 overdate offering with O-102 Small 8 date punch. The left most flag of the prior 1 digit and vertical segment are visible at the left side of 2 digit. This Palos Verdes Collection offering has ample residual frosty luster at the assigned EF45 grade. Obverse toning is a faint gold with peripheral gray while the reverse has large areas of ebony-blue. The blues are easily seen during bright light inspection. The obverse exhibits heavy die clashing. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust 50C 1818/7 Capped Bust 50C 1818/7
AU50 PCGS
16832091
O-102
Choice HOLD
$850
New December 29! 1818/7 Overdate, Small 8, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Palos Verdes Collection. A most impressive 1818/7 O-102 Capped Bust half with bold devices throughout due to a hammered strike. Steely surfaces present sharp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Fields are nearly unabraded with only a single reverse line from the left facing wing to the scroll. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with "Federick Collection" pedigree on the label.
Early Copper 1C 1794 Early Copper 1C 1794
Head of 1794
VF30 PCGS
36125640

Original $2350 New December 29! Head of 1794, Uniform Chocolate Brown Patina, Near-Choice Original, Palos Verdes Collection. The 1794 (Head of 794) design variety is ideal for filling in the Flowing Hair large cent slot in your early type set. This design version is the more common of the Heads of 1793, 1794, and 1795, therefore being more available and less inexpensive. As with all early copper, planchet quality and strike are the key parameters. This new Palos Verdes Collection example has uniform chocolate brown coloring though the GFRC images might suggest some color gradient. That gradient is lighting reflections during photography. The planchet has uniform micro-porosity that is typical for large early copper pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "Head of 1794" designation on label.
Indian 1C 1885 Indian 1C 1885
65BN
PCGS
27805303

Gem HOLD
$525
New December 29! Gem Original, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. Consignor Buyout - Pricing Reduction. How about a gem original 1885 Indian cent with awesome brilliant satiny luster and rose-purple coloring as a potential type coin or for a date and mintmark set? An attractive offering due to the combination of luster and coloring. Bright light inspection is so much fun that I hate to put this one in the inventory box! Please forgive the center plastic holder haze on the GFRC images. This offering is truly a gem regardless of the grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Only 5 finer at CAC.
Morgan $1 1893 Morgan $1 1893
AU55 NGC
3416348008

Original HOLD
$400
New December 29! Important Philadelphia Date, Typical "Greasy" Luster, Lightly Toned, Palos Verdes Collection. Reading through the CoinFacts date descriptions continues to be enlightening. 1893 Philadelphia strikes are known to come with "greasy" luster as compared to brilliant frosty luster on other dates. This is the case for this lightly toned AU55 example. Coloring is mostly gold with some peripheral blues. A low mintage semi-key date (389,000 struck) that is always in demand. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view.
Seated 25C 1875S Seated 25C 1875-S
AU58 PCGS
84929124
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$550
New December 29! Underrated Date, Scarce in All Grades, Natural Frosty Luster, Twin Lakes Collection. An underrated date that is challenging to locate in any grade. Though reported to have a mintage of 680,000, the lack of present date survivors brings that number into question. Striking issue were also prevalent at the San Francisco mint for the Seated dime and quarter denominations. Briggs 1-A is known for its flat stars and weak reverse legend, which this example exhibits, However, this piece excels during bright light inspection with natural frosty luster and active cartwheels. Toning is a light creamy gold. A special Twin Lakes Collection duplicate offering that warrants prompt and serious consideration. I can't stress enough how challenging this date is. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1823 Capped Bust 50C 1823
Broken 3
AU53 PCGS
38593630
O-101
Choice $2550 New December 28! Popular Broken 3 Variety, Brilliant Luster, Choice Surfaces, Palos Verdes Collection. An important offering of the well known and popular 1823 Broken 3 variety. The upper and lower loops of the 3 digit are poorly connected at the digits mid-point resulting in the "Broken" designation. This example exhibits brilliant luster and dancing cartwheels during bright light inspection. Mint frost remains throughout the peripheries and protected device area. Probably dipped at some point with hints of gray patina. From the Palos Verdes Collection and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Draped Bust $1 1796 Draped Bust $1 1796
Large Date, Small Letters
VF20 PCGS OGH
4798357
B-5 BB-65 DS4
Market Acceptable $3500 New December 28! Steely Surfaces, Professionally Cleaned, Die State IV Reverse Cud, Palos Verdes Collection. This 1796 B-5 BB-65 Draped Bust dollar brings considerable eye appeal though the surfaces have been professionally cleaned. Steely fields are unabraded and provide a backdrop to the thin gray skin on the major devices. Most early dollars have been "improved" and found their way into TPG holders. Some improvements are ugly which others attractive. This Palos Verdes offerings falls in the latter category and typical of what PCGS was holdering in the mid to late 1990s. This offering is the desirable B-5 Die State IV with a reverse cud that covers both the IC in AMERICA. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
With Arrows
VF20 Star NGC
4914991008

Choice HOLD
$100
New December 28! Old Album Bullseye Toning, Choice Original, Eye Appeal on Steriods, Palos Verdes Collection. The GFRC images speak for themselves concerning this super cool 1853 With Arrow dime. The NGC folks love the colorful old album toning so much that a Star designation was assigned on a circulated Seated dime. A show-and-tell piece for your next coin club meeting for not a lot of money. Housed in new large font NGC holder with Star designation.
Seated 10C 1859O Seated 10C 1859-O
AU50 raw
F-103
Original HOLD
$195
New December 28! Medium O, Original Crusty Gray-Blue Patina, Residual Luster, Palos Verdes Collection. Residual mint frost is covered with a layer of crusty gray-blue patina on this 1859-O F-103 dime. The reverse skin is thinner resulting in ample luster appearing during bright light inspection. Reverse coloring is special with intermixed aquamarine, rose, gold, and gray shades along with active cartwheels. Obverse strike is a tad weak as is typical for later date With Stars dime. A 100% original offering from the Palos Verdes Collection that belongs in a Dansco album collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
AU55 NGC
4927147003
F-128
Original $210 New December 28! Lightly Rusted Dies, Dipped, Accurately Grade, Palos Verdes Collection. If frosty white Liberty Seated dimes are your numismatic cup of tea, this new Palos Verdes offering should garner attention. This 1876-CC dime was struck by the F-128 die pair. Dies are lightly rusted and cracked. Overall grading is accurate. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 10C 1886
AU58 PCGS
39431138
F-101
Original $115 New December 28! Frosty Luster, Original Surfaces, Palos Verdes Collection. A thoroughly pleasing 1886 F-101 Seated dime with brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Mint frost is evident across the fields and devices. Color uniformity is more even than illustrated on GFRC images. A full Choice quality would have been assigned if not for a group of micro marks by Liberty's foot. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 10C 1891-O
AU55 raw
F-119
Choice HOLD
$160
New December 28! Shattered Reverse Die, Heavy Obverse Rim Cuds, Choice Surfaces, Palos Verdes Collection. The 1891-O F-119 die pairing results in a spectacular shattered reverse with progressive die states. The Palos Verdes Collection has released a raw example with creamy luster and just a touch of wear. This example illustrates an interim die states with sharp rims and an abundance of heavy rim cuds. All reverse die cracks are present but lack the late die state shelf metal as seen on the web-book plate coin. Luster is frosty with pleasing cartwheels. Surfaces are unabraded. Fairly priced for the quality die state.
Seated 25C 1855 Seated 25C 1855
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
16078146

Original $425 New December 28! With Arrows Type, Frosty Luster, Near-Choice Original, Palos Verdes Collection. A pleasing With Arrows Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Palos Verdes Collection. The 1855 date is always the best of the With Arrows type for Seated dimes, quarters, and halves. Mintages dropped substantial during 1855 after circulation coinage was replaced with the lower silver weight planchets during 1853 and 1854. This near-choice survivor exhibits frosty luster and active cartwheels. Strike is essentially complete. A bit stronger luster would have been awarded with a full Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Lincoln 1C 1909S Lincoln 1C 1909-S
MS64RB
PCGS
11579019

Choice $545 New December 26! Semi-Key Date, Near-Gem Original, Uniform Coloring, Swirling Cartwheels, Twin Lakes Collection. A low mintage semi-key date in the Lincoln cent series that have been overshadowed by the 1909-S VDB counterpart. This near-gem example has been off the market for years. I like the light brown-red coloring that is fully uniform on both sides. Swirling cartwheels are most pleasing. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. A new offering from the Twin Lakes Collection that is housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Hurry of this example as so close to gem status.
Lincoln 1C 1909S/S Lincoln 1C 1909S/S
S/Horizontal S
MS64RB
PCGS
15815244

Choice $575 New December 26! S/Horizontal S, Near-Gem, Brownish-Red, Swirling Cartwheels, Twin Lakes Collection. A listed Lincoln cent die variety with a portion of a horizontal S easily seen to the top right of the final S mintmark punch. Surfaces are a uniform brownish-red with considerable cartwheel action. CAC population is low with only fifty-seven approved in all grade with Red-Brown designation. A near-gem that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Another important offering from the Twin Lakes personal Lincoln cent collection.
Lincoln 1C 1910 Lincoln 1C 1910
MS64RB PCGS
19657100

Choice $70 New December 26! Near-Gem, Red-Brown Surfaces, Swirling Cartwheels, Twin Lakes Collection. Gorgeous red-brown eye appeal on the obverse while the uneven upper reverse toning held this one back from CAC approval. A near-gem with swirling cartwheels. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Lincoln 1C 1910S Lincoln 1C 1910-S
MS64RB
PCGS
60166703

Choice HOLD
$210
New December 26! Near-Gem Brownish-Red, Frosty Luster, Twin Lakes Collection. One of the semi-key dates within the San Francisco struck 1909 to 1915 era. A lovely example with brownish-red patina and frosty luster. A near-gem with only a reverse planchet depression, as made, holding this one from a full Gem quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder with CAC approval.
Lincoln 1C 1911 Lincoln 1C 1911
MS64RB PCGS
11842296

Choice $85 New December 26! Near-Gem, Red-Brown Surfaces, Swirling Cartwheels, Twin Lakes Collection. This lovely 1911 Lincoln cent is nearly full red. Fiery red luster is intermized with darker toning specks. Strike from eroded dies resulting is textured satiny luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Yet another offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Lincoln 1C 1912 Lincoln 1C 1912
MS64RB
PCGS
12070541

Gem HOLD
$115
New December 26! Gem Original, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Eroded Dies, Twin Lakes Collection. A nearly full red 1912 Philadelphia strike with brilliant luster and satiny cartwheels. Both obverse and reverse dies are heavily eroded with deep metal flow lines and pockets. Lots of pleasing eye appeal with this Twin Lakes Collection offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Lincoln 1C 1912D Lincoln 1C 1912-D
MS64RB
PCGS
11924493

Choice $465 New December 26! Semi-Key Date, Fully Struck, Red-Brown Coloring, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. The second year of Lincoln cent production at the Denver mint with a mintage of slightly over 10 million. This date is known for deep red coloring as is the case for this red-brown certified example. Obverse exhibits peripheral reds while the center has aquamarine-rose patina when viewed under a light source. Heavy metal flow lines are seen across Lincoln's back. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1857O Seated 10C 1857-O
MS62 NGC
678748004
F-103
Original $485 New December 26! Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1857-O F-103 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1860 Seated 10C 1860
MS62
PCGS
5680729
F-103
Choice $375 New December 26! Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1860 F-103 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Type 2 Obverse
PR63 PCGS
21564480
F-101
Choice $625 New December 26! Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1861 Type 1 Obverse F-101 proof plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU55 NGC
4117031007
F-126
Original $295 New December 25! Crusty Ebony-Gray, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Murphys Collection. Crusty is the operative word for this strictly original 1876 Carson City strike. Both sides are covered with a thick ebony-gray patina. Underlying fields are steely and abrasion free. The F-126 die pairing takes with a worn obverse that exhibits metal flow lines into the denticles. The obverse rims are slighted beveled. Strike is completed and pleasing. A new offering from the Murphys Collection that is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
AU58 NGC
1893300004
WB-5
R5
Original $450 New December 25! Errant Digits from Rock, Early Die State, Steely Gray Surfaces and Luster, Murphys Collection. Sure, 1858 New Orleans struck Liberty Seated halves are always available in the marketplace. Given availability and favorable pricing, this date is ideal for a study of misplaced date punches. Bugert has done an excellent job documenting many "errant" dates in his New Orleans Register on Liberty Seated halves. This WB-17 example clearly shows misplaced digits below the rock and above the first and second final 8 digits. Bugert lists this die state, when errant digits are visible, as R5 rarity. This Murphys Collection example has been well preserved with steely fields and battleship gray patina. Residual luster is moderately reflective. Reverse strike is hammered while the upper obverse exhibits some weakness at the stars. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1875CC Seated 50C 1875-CC
AU53 NGC
2656550008
WB-10
Original $975 New December 25! Popular Carson City Date, Crusty Original, Light Golden-Gray, Murphys Collection. A popular Carson City issue among Liberty Seated half dollar collectors. This new Murphys Collection offering was struck with the WB-10 die pairing. This pairing is easily attributed via a die lump in the left most olive leaf, the only use of this reverse die that year. A uniform golden-gray skin blankets both sides of the Carson City Seated half. Residual luster has a frosty texture during bright light inspection. Marks are consistent for the grade with just a couple of faint lines in the right obverse field. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1877CC Seated 50C 1877-CC
F15 PCGS
37565928
WB-12
Choice HOLD
$195
New December 25! Natural Gray, Choice Surfaces, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Murphys Collection. Little needs to be said concerning this choice 1877-CC WB-12 offering from the Murphys Collection. GFRC images accurately capture the natural gray coloring and well defined devices. Just imagine assembling a complete set of Liberty Seated halves with this type of circulated cameo eye appeal? Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
No Drapery
AU53 PCGS
28715627
F-108
Choice $365 New December 23! Pre-Partial Drapery Die State, Superb Eye Appeal, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Purchased for an important reason way back during 1995 when conducting Liberty Seated Dime die variety research. This F-108 offering is a scarce early die state of the popular Partial Drapery variety. The obverse, prior to die clashing that produces the partial drapery variety, shows considerable die wear and weakness in the repunching of stars 12 and 13. Repunching of the 1 under the flag is still evident while traces of the repunching above the 8 digit can be seen. This offering is the 1838 F-108 plate coin with The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and has superb eye appeal too!. Golden-rose patina is complimented by frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Talk about an important die state along with being most attractive. PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 10C 1845
Repunched Date
AU53 PCGS
30694452
F-108
Choice $385 New December 23! Repunched Date, All Digits Repunched, Steely Luster, Full Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Letting go is so difficult at time as is the case of this 1845 F-108 Seated dime. A wonderful example of the F-108 all digits repunched die pairing. Repunching is seen below the top loop of the 8 digit and below the flag of the 5 digit. Dies are clashed early during this die pairing with bold clash marks behind DI(ME). A prominent die crack crosses the date digits. This reference collection offering is choice with steely reflective fields on both sides. Obverse coloring leans towards intermixed gray-rose while the reverse has stronger blues. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1860 Seated 10C 1860
PR64CAM PCGS
21197470
F-101
Choice $850 New December 23! Early Proof Date, Brilliant Mirrors, Untoned, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Watery mirrors generate a wicked helping of brilliant reflective luster on this 1860 F-101 proof strike. Actually designated as a Cameo with untoned surfaces. The web-book plate within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors since 2004 and housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. I've thoroughly enjoyed owning this impressive proof strike and hope the next owner will also.
Seated 10C 1860 Seated 10C 1860
MS63
PCGS
8424682
F-105
Choice $625 New December 23! Type 1 Obverse Design, Creamy Luster, Uniform Mint Frost, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Rascal dug deep into his Liberty Seated dime double row slabbed and found this most attractive 1860 dime to sell. The F-105 die pairing with downward sloping date and a well punched 1 digit in the date. This example offers creamy luster from uniform mint bloom across the devices and fields. The majority of 1860 Philadelphia strikes will be found with brilliant frosty luster as is the case here. A variegated gold skin is amplified by GFRC photography to includes green shades. Strike is hammered making this dime a poster child for the Type 1 Obverse With Legend design. The intricate devices details are completely impressed and available for study. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
MS63 PCGS
34764803
F-102
Choice $265 New December 23! Repunched 1, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, City By The Bay Collection. Painful was the divestment decision by the City By The Bay consignor for this duplicate 1887-S F-102 Seated dime. Once arriving to the GFRC office, I understood why. This example has brilliant frosty luster and a complete strike plus minimal abrasions at the assigned grade. While the obverse has a faint gold skin, the reverse is covered with a pretty uniform rose-gold patina. A bright light activates swirling cartwheels. The repunching on the bottom of the 7 digit is easily seen with a 10x loupe. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 10C 1891-O
MS64
PCGS
4661000
F-106
Gem $695 New December 23! Repunched 89, Mediom O/O, Gem Original, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1891-O F-106 obverse is in an early die state with some clashing visible around Liberty's head and between the cap and Liberty's head. There is no rim cudding on this specimen as seen on the later F-106a die state. Repunching of the date is plain in the lower loops of the 89 digits. The 1891-o F-106 reverse is also in an early die state with no die cracks. The Medium O mintmark has punch artifacts within its center causing numismatists to speculate as to the mintmark being an O/S or O/O repunched mintmark. My own research, as presented in the web-book, suggests a Medium O over O. A gem original example that was purchased during February 2002. Fields are mirrored and produce crisp reflective luster. Strike is bold and exciting to inspect. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. The 1891-O F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. I suspect this piece could easily find its way into an MS65 holder given today's grading standards.
Seated 25C 1860S Seated 25C 1860-S
F15 PCGS
30677659
Briggs 1-A
Original $2850 New December 23! Key Date, Rare Overall, Natural Gray Patina, Visually Attractive, City By The Bay Collection. A pre-Civil War San Francisco issue that becomes progressively rare in EF and extremely rare in AU. This "affordable" City By The Bay duplicate possesses a typical strike at Liberty's head and upper body. Surfaces are toned a natural coin and are appealing. Deeper gray peripheral toning provides for an accent to the evenly colored centers. There are no significant abrasions to note. An excellent example for that difficult slot in a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1866S Seated 25C 1866-S
VF25 PCGS
40521932
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$1850
New December 23! Rare San Francisco Date, Crusty Rose-Gray Patina, Bold Devices, City By The Bay Collection. A scarce date in all grade with choice EF and AU examples being rare. Only 28,000 pieces were struck from a single die pair for first year with IN GOD WE TRUST added to the reverse. The story is always the same for Civil War era San Francisco strikes. All went into circulation and were heavily worn or worse, molested. The survivor is well preserved with bold devices and no abrasions worthy of mention. Both sides are covered with a crusty rose-gray patina. A fresh duplicate from the City By The Bay Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020) holder with embedded NFC device.
Seated 25C 1869S Seated 25C 1869-S
EF45 PCGS OGH
2657540
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1300
New December 23! Challenging Date, Frosty Luster, Original Golden Patina, Late Die State, Radial Obverse Die Cracks. 1869 dated Liberty Seated quarters are challenging regardless of being struck at Philadelphia or San Francisco strikes. San Francisco output was limited to 76,000 pieces from a single die pair. The obverse die quickly cracked leaving bold circular die cracks throughout the stars and date. Briggs calls this late die state out in his guidebook; this offering matches all the late die state requirements. Mint frost surrounds the main devices and stars. I would opin conservative grading given the remaining luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with a transparent golden layer that appears in the GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder. A challenging date previously from the Palos Verdes and City By The Bay Collections.
Seated 25C 1869S Seated 25C 1869-S
EF40 PCGS
40521977
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$1100
New December 23! Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Bold Devices, Undergraded, Thick Brown-Gray Patina, City By The Bay Collection. Locating either 1869 Philadelphia or San Francisco strikes is a constant challenge for Liberty Seated quarter enthusiasts. Mintages were 16,000 and 76,000 respectively. Even with the higher mintage, San Francisco strike were employed for Western frontier commerce with a low survival rate. This City By The Bay duplicate is new to GFRC inventory. Upon first review, the bold devices and limited wear warranted no lower than EF45 grade. What a surprise when viewing the assigned PCGS grade. This coin is way nicer than EF40. Surfaces are toned a rich brown-gray with expected steely fields under the patina. Strike is fully impressed. Surfaces are mark free. There is much to appreciate concerning this attractive 1869-S offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020) holder with embedded NFC.
Seated 50C 1868S Seated 50C 1868-S
AU53 PCGS
13445824
WB-4
Original $495 New December 23! Errant 68 In Denticles, Difficult Date in AU, Original Untoned Surfaces, Brilliant Frosty Luster, City By The Bay Collection. Ex. Seal Beach Collection. The 1868 San Francisco date is well recognized among Liberty Seated specialist for being difficult to locate n choice AU or better. Most will be found with issues. This new City By The Bay Collection offering exhibits brilliant frosty luster during bright light inspection. Micro mint frost is seen throughout the fields during 10x loupe inspection. From a wear perspective, the assigned AU53 grade is a bit conservative. Strike is fully executed on the reverse while a few obverse stars lack connected centrils. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Provenance: From Stacks Sale, November 2016, lot 7054 and Superior's sale of the Dr. Charles L. Ruby Collection, Part III, February 1975, lot 773 and Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1871S Seated 50C 1871-S
AU55 NGC
4472951046
WB-6
Choice $475 New December 23! Noteworthy Eye Appeal, Steely Fields, Moderate Gray Patina, City By The Bay Collection. An impressive 1871-S survivor with steely fields and moderate gray patina. Contrast between the device and fields leads to an attractive presentation, whether in-hand or under a bright light. Reverse strike is complete while the upper obverse has typical weakness. A quality duplicate from the City By The Bay Collection. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Indian 1C 1908S Indian 1C 1908-S
EF45 PCGS
37596631

Choice $165 New December 22! Popular Date, Rich Natural Brown Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Southern Texas Collection. The 1908-S Indian cent remains popular with collectors due to low mintage. Its mintage is the third lowest of the series along with being the first Indian cent produced at the San Francisco mint. This choice survivor has been well preserved and is covered with a rich brown skin. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. From the Southern Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 25C 1856
VF35 PCGS
36869491

Original $95 New December 22! Honest Wear, Light Gray Surfaces, Southern Texas Collection. Surfaces are toned a light gray and blemish free. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another Southern Texas Collection duplicate offering.
Seated 25C 1860O Seated 25C 1860-O
VF35 PCGS
81263715
Briggs 1-A
Original $170 New December 22! Near-Choice, Crusty Surfaces, Early Die State, Southern Texas Collection. A crusty 1860 New Orleans strike from the Briggs 1-A die pair. Surfaces are near-choice with the reverse having an ebony colored patina in the fields. This example was struck from early die state dies and lacks the polishing and die cracks mentioned by Briggs during later die states. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A solid Southern Texas Collection duplicate offering.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 25C 1867
F15 PCGS
84309636
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $700 New December 22! Low Mintage Date, Rare in Low Circulated Grades, Light Gray, Old Wipe, Southern Texas Collection. The Reconstruction Era arrived after a prolonged Civil War. Philadelphia small denomination coinage remained at very low levels including quarter production. Only 20,000 1867 dated pieces were struck. A small amount were well preserved by wealthier individuals with the balance spending years in circulation. Well worn examples are rare in lower circulated grades. This survivor has the typical hallmarks of the Briggs 1-A business strike. The BER on the scroll along with Liberty's mid-section were polished on the die leaving weak device details. These characteristics are evident on this Southern Texas Collection duplicate offering. Surfaces have been wiped in the past leaving a "glossy" texture along with faint hairlines. Coloring is a light gray. This offering is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and straight graded.
Seated 50C 1846O Seated 50C 1846-O
Tall Date
G06 ANACS OWH
1389241

Choice $300 New December 22! Scarce Tall Date Variety, Choice Surfaces, Crusty Gray, Southern Texas Collection. Wow! Don't I love this 1846-O Tall Date offering from the Southern Texas Collection. Surfaces are entirely choice and covered with classic crusty gray patina. Rims are elevated and bold for the assigned Good 6 grade. I believe this one should reside in a VG08 holder and should be a CAC approval candidate as so original. The 1846-O Tall Date is the scarcest of the 1846 date punch varieties with rapidly increasing premiums. This lovely example is well worth the asking price. Housed in ANACS old white holder.
Seated 50C 1861 Seated 50C 1861
AU50 ANACS
5090194

Original $275 New December 22! Near-Choice, Golden Patina, Residual Luster, Southern Texas Collection. A lovely 1861 Philadelphia strike that offers dual sided surface finishes. Obverse toning is mottled gold with reflective luster during bright light review. The reverse offers softer frosty luster with silver gray coloring. Strike is complete with light wear on the high points. Housed in ANACS blue label holder.
Early Copper 1/2C 1806 Early Copper 1/2C 1806
Small 6, No Stems
AU50
2231516

Cleaned $350 New December 21! Draped Bust Type, Old Clean, Retoned, Southern Texas Collection. A piece of numismatic history from an era of TPG company proliferation and questionable grading standards. Exhibit A is this 1806 Small 6, No Stem half cent with bold device details. A 10x loupe inspection promptly revealed hairlines and faint porosity along with a retoned coloring that is close to natural for those without sufficient early copper experience. Housed in old National Numismatic Certification holder with straight AU50 grade. Priced accordingly.
Indian 1C 1860 Indian 1C 1860
MS61 NGC
3459480001

Choice $185 New December 21! Copper-Nickel Type, Steely Luster, Lightly Toned, Fully Struck, Southern Texas Collection. A wholesome 1860 copper nickel strike that offers pleasing steely luster and limited cartwheel action. Under a 10x loupe, no rub is seen with the assigned grade being accurate. Luster is adequate on this boldly struck example. Worthy of a Choice quality rating. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Indian 1C 1863 Indian 1C 1863
MS62 NGC
1805998011

Original $160 New December 21! Copper-Nickel Type, Light Orange-Brown Coloring, Reverse Strike Doubling, Southern Texas Collection. Strictly original with no wear. A pleasing example for copper-nickel type. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with standard ring insert. From the Southern Texas Collection.
Indian 1C 1867 Indian 1C 1867
EF40 PCGS
37076282

Original $175 New December 21! Better Date, Thick Chocolate Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Southern Texas Collection. A scarce Indian cent issue that has been well preserved. Thick chocolate brown patina covers both sides. The LIBERY lettering remains raised and well defined with limited wear. Four diamonds are visible. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015) holder.
Indian 1C 1909S Indian 1C 1909-S
VF35 NGC
3418003004

Choice $435 New December 21! Low Mintage S Mintmark, Choice Surfaces, Chocolate Brown, Southern Texas Collection. The 1909-S issue is the the lowest mintage date in the Indian head cent series other than 1877 Philadelphia strikes. A popular date that is always in demand. The Southern Texas Collection is divesting a choice example with original surfaces with brown-gold patina. A light verdigris surrounds the devices that is evidence of the coin's originality. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view.
Seated 25C 1847O Seated 25C 1847-O
VF30
PCGS
81198003

Choice $795 New December 21! Choice Original, Crusty Gray, Typical New Orleans Strike, Accurately Graded, Southern Texas Collection. Locating choice original 1847 New Orleans struck Seated quarters requires patience due to weak strikes at the upper obverse and problematic surfaces. Though this date has a mintage of 368,000, few examples are known in Mint State. In circulated grades, this date is available but many are not what I would consider as choice. CAC has only approved twenty-three examples in all grades. This Southern Texas Collection duplicate is fully choice with crusty gray surfaces. This is a pleasing piece for fan of strict originality and natural gray coloring. Typical strike weakness is seen at the upper obverse while reverse strike is more uniform. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. There is TPG plastic wear on the reverse that has impacted the sharpness of the reverse image. Please keep this mind during your considerations.
Seated 25C 1862 Seated 25C 1862
VF35 NGC
2041024028

Original $100 New December 21! Southern Texas Collection. An early Type II/II design date with mintage of 932,000. A challenging date that might be considered underrated. I see steely fields and ample amounts of residual reflective luster on this original example. Surfaces are covered with light gray patina with a heightened amount of rose on the reverse. Essentially blemish free and better preserved than many of the W 57th St Seated coins seen over the years. Housed in special NGC Stack's W 57th St Collection labeled holder.
Seated 25C 1871 Seated 25C 1871
VF25 PCGS
31944679

Original $225 New December 21! Underrated Philadelphia Date, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Grade, Southern Texas Collection. Mintage of only 118,200 with low survival rate. Yes, astute Liberty Seated quarter collectors recognize how underrated the 1871 date is at current pricing levels. PCGS has graded twenty-one example in all four Very Fine grades. This VF25 certified offering is well preserved with near choice original surfaces. Light steely gun metal gray patina covers both sides with some blue hues under a light source. Strike is well executed for the Type II/II design hub and surfaces are blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder. Sold by GFRC into the Southern Texas Collection and now returning for a new appearance as a duplicate offering.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
EF45 PCGS
24145256

Original $100 New December 21! Gray Centers, Peripheral Gold, Residual Reflective Luster, Southern Texas Collection. A near-choice 1877-S Seated quarter with thick gray and aquamarine skin. The obverse features a lovely ring of peripheral gold while the reverse is an intermixed rainbow of pastel colors. Under a light source, there is residual reflective luster. A cool offering from the Southern Texas Collection. Housed in Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Seated 50C 1870CC Seated 50C 1870-CC
VG08 PCGS
37080527
WB-2
Choice $3150 New December 21! Key Date, Affordable Grade, Natural Gray Patina, Southern Texas Collection. 1870 brought the first silver coinage production at the new Carson City mint. Seated half dollar mintage was limited to 54,167 across five die pairings. Survivors will be located throughout the Good through Extra Fine grades but at substantial premiums due to key date status. When spending well in four figures for a VG half, care must be taken to locate those with strict originality and problem free surfaces. This is the case for a new Southern Texas Collection offering. I'm impressed by the moderate circulated cameo eye appeal and natural coin gray fields with embedded gold during bright light review. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and pleasing. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and ready to fill that key date hole in your Liberty Seated half dollar collection.
Seated 50C 1885 Seated 50C 1885
G04 NGC
4885085017

Original HOLD
$465
New December 21! Rare Grade, Low Mintage Philadelphia Issue, Solid Rims, Southern Texas Collection. With a tiny mintage of 5,200, the 1885 date is mostly represented by Mint State examples saved by wealthy individuals of that era. Those not saved went into circulation and are found at various grade levels. This Southern Texas offering is high on the cool scale while being a grade rarity. PCGS population report shows only three at both Good grades. I'm certain that NGC is similar. This heavily worn survivor offers peripheral gray toning and residual rims that are distinct for the grade. Let's see how long this example lasts on the price list. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Standing Liberty 25C 1921 Standing Liberty 25C 1921
VF25 PCGS
37136074

Original $525 New December 21! Key Date, Natural Coin Gray Patina, Fairly Graded, Southern Texas Collection. One of the important key dates in the Standing Liberty quarter series. This well preserved example has acquired a natural coin gray patina. Wear is even with the date digits remaining distinct. An appealing duplicate from the Southern Texas Collection that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Fairly graded and priced.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 10C 1840-O
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
357194005
F-108
Choice $10000 New December 20! Rare Mint State Grade, Glowing Satiny Luster, Golden Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A special GFRC offering as Mint State 1840-O Liberty Seated dimes infrequently come to market. This F-108 web-book plate coin (The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors) is absolutely choice with glowing satiny luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is a light golden-gray with elevated gold shades at the peripheries. Struck from an eroded die pair and carefully preserved for close to two centuries. CAC has approved six at the MS62 grade, the last "affordable" level as the date's premium quickly expands in higher Mint State grades. The F-108 obverse comes fairly well struck, but will exhibit die erosion around the stars. The reverse is also well struck with a nicely centered Small O mintmark. On the offered example, the reverse die exhibits erosion and die cracks from the rim to AM(ERIC)A. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
3Cent Nickel 3C 1876 3Cent Nickel 3C 1876
AU58
PCGS
39301898

Choice HOLD
$250
New December 18! Reflective Chrome Luster, Low Mintage Date, Great Type Candidate, Twin Lakes Collection. A scarcer 3 Cent Nickel date with mintage of only 162,000. The number CAC approved is low at 35 pieces with all but 5 pieces being graded Mint State. This AU58 example is at the ideal "value" grade considering its reflective luster and chrome coloring. Most are reported to have frosty luster but this is not the case with this Twin Lakes Collection offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1892S Barber 10C 1892-S
AU58
PCGS
16634883

Choice HOLD
$750
New December 18! Golden Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A well preserved first year San Francisco strike for consideration. As is the case with most turn-of-the-century San Francisco dates, mintages enter circulated and remained there with few choice survivors for present collectors. PCGS AU58 population is only thirty while CAC approved examples are limited to all of six at the same grade. Furthermore, CAC has only approved a lone dime at MS62 and three at MS63. The Twin Lakes Collection is releasing a lovely example with light golden mint frost and swirling cartwheels. I see faint cheek rub but nothing else that holds this one back from a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1906D Barber 50C 1906-D
AU58
PCGS
24073651

Choice HOLD
$650
New December 18! Reflective Steely Fields, Swirling Cartwheel, Excellent Eye Appeal, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. There are times when GFRC images just don't do a coin justice. This gorgeous 1906-D Barber half is one of those cases. Well preserved and unquestionably original surfaces are lightly mirrored. The resulting reflective luster is delightful and pleasing. Light copper shades are darker on the obverse. Fields are pristine and unabraded along with a wicked good strike. A noteworthy Twin Lakes Collection duplicate that will please the most selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1919S Buffalo 5C 1919-S
AU58 PCGS
30816462

Original $535 New December 18! Scarce Semi-Key Dates, Light Champagne Toning, Heavily Eroded Dies, Twin Lakes Collection. It is difficult to believe, but the beginning of 1919 brought the 18th Amendment which prohibited alcohol. The Prohibition Era arrived while the San Francisco Mint struck 7,000,000 Buffalo nickels that mostly went into circulation. Regardless of the substantial mintage, this date is a semi-key date and scarce. The Twin Lakes Collection is back with an AU58 survivor struck from heavily eroded dies. The obverse has light champagne toning while the reverse is a light gray. Both side exhibit steely luster during bright light inspection. Die erosion is severe at the denomination and mintmark. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 25C 1835
AU58 PCGS
36714669
B-5 DS5
Choice HOLD
$1350
New December 18! Heavily Cracked Obverse, Glowing Frosty Luster, Superb Eye Appeal, Twin Lakes Collection. An exceptional 1835 die state 5 example that combines strictly original surfaces and glowing frosty luster with a terminally crack obverse die. Light copper-gold patina graces the obverse while the reverse is brilliant steely light gray. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this piece is fully choice or better. Carefully inspection of the GFRC images is warranted if wishing to enjoy the extensive number of obverse die cracks. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Early Copper 1/2C 1855 Early Copper 1/2C 1855
AU58
PCGS
39385135
C-1
Choice HOLD
$250
New December 18! Low Mintage Date, Natural Copper-Gold, Unabraded Surfaces, Lot of Eye Appeal, Twin Lakes Collection. A wonderful candidate for Braided Hair half cent type. One immediately notes the thoroughly pleasing fields that a completely unabraded. Coloring is copper-gold with embedded rose luster. An eye appealing offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 2C 1871 Early Copper 2C 1871
AU58
PCGS
32840608

Choice $295 New December 18! End of Series Date, Copper-Brown and Gold, Fully Struck, Twin Lakes Collection. Handling a quality Two Cent piece is always a learning experience. 1871 brought a reduction in mintage to under 1,000,000 though many survived at the AU and Mint State grade levels. This choice survivor features copper-gold coloring with an olive reverse center. Strike is complete with deeply impressed vertical and horizontal shield lines. An excellent type coin for those pursuing CAC approved Everyman type sets. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$10 1909D Gold G$10 1909-D
Indian
MS61 NGC
4840162008

Original HOLD
$1000
New December 18! $10 Indian Type Candidate, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Frosty Cartwheels, Osprey Collection. A freshly graded $10 Indian that would be ideal for a type set. Brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels are consistent on both sides. Accurately graded with minimal abraisions. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$10 1913 Gold G$10 1913
Indian
MS61 NGC
4840162010

Choice $1200 New December 18! Near-Gem for Grade, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Minimal Abrasions, Opsrey Collection. A lower mintage $10 Indian strike with mintage of 442,000. Eye appeal is of a higher grade due to brilliant frosty luster and minimally abraded surfaces. A near-gem at the assigned grade and should eventually find its way into a higher grade holder. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Another hand selected gold piece from Western Europe that has been recently graded. From the Osprey Collection.
Indian 1C 1864 Indian 1C 1864
Bronze
AU58 PCGS
14578155

Choice $125 New December 18! Bronze Type, Complete Strike, Chocolate Brown Patina, Well Preserved, Twin Lakes Collection. A quality 1864 bronze Indian cent with bold strike and well preserved surfaces. The four diamonds are distinct along with all bonnet feathers. A chocolate brown patina covers both sides and contains embedded red shades. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Typical quality from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Indian 1C 1864L Indian 1C 1864-L
AU58
PCGS
26656503

Choice $525 New December 18! L On Ribbon, Chocolate Brown Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. A popular Indian Cent variety where the initial "L' was placed on the trailing bonnet ribbon in honor of Mint Engraver Longacre. This well preserved specimen fully warrants CAC approved. Surfaces are choice and unabraded. A crusty brown patina with faint gold streaks covers the obverse while the reverse is uniformly toned. As usual, GFRC photography amplifiers red shades in the images. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with label reading "L On Ribbon".
Indian 1C 1868 Indian 1C 1868
AU58 PCGS
34964143

Choice $350 New December 18! Scarce Indian Cent Date, Gorgeous Original Toning, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. The originality of this 1868 Indian cent is most impressive. Both sides exhibits residual golden-red luster under a light source. Surfaces are toned a varigated brown-gold with embedded aquamarine that is accurate displayed within GFRC images. A scarcer date at the ideal "value" grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. From the Twins Lakes Collection.
Mercury 10C 1928S Mercury 10C 1928-S
AU58 PCGS
12759072

Original HOLD
$120
New December 18! Reflective White Luster, Near-Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. Creamy reflective luster is nicely displayed on this well struck 1928-S dime. Bright light inspection reveals fields that are on the continuum between steely and proof like. A crisp strike with the reverse middle band being so close to Full Band status. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. From the Twin Lakes Collection.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
AU58 PCGS
29128327

Choice $275 New December 18! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Peripheral Rose, Complete Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. Rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels on the gorgeous 1877 San Francisco strike are most pleasing. An additional reason to purchase this latest Twin Collection offering is the peripheral rose toning that is a bit amplified by GFRC images. Strike is complete with high relief stars and reasonable reverse legend lettering. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 5C 1849/6 Seated 5C 1849/6
AU58 PCGS
34016870
V-2 LDS
Choice $750 New December 18! Late Die State V-2, Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, Light Golden Gray, Twin Lakes Collection. The 1849/6 die variety has caused considerable confusion among the grading serviced and collectors. For example, PCGS currently designates the V-2 and V-4 as 1849/6 on their holders. The two varieties are completely different in terms of the position of the prior 6 digit punch. This offering is the V-2 obverse with lightly punched date and residual 6 digit easily seen inside the loops of the final 9. Most important is the terminal die state reverse with a full set of spider like die cracks through wreath, legend and into the rim. Choice surfaces retain frosty luster and are covered with a thin layer of golden gray patina. Strike is hammered which further strengthens the reverse die cracks. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with 1849/6 labeling. From the Twin Lakes Collection.
Walking Liberty 50C 1917S Walking Liberty 50C 1917-S
Obverse
AU58
PCGS
81945300

Choice HOLD
$3450
New December 18! Obverse Mintmark Key Date, Satiny Textured Luster, Complete Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. The 1917-S half with obverse mintmark is one of the key dates in the Walking Liberty half dollar series. The Twin Lakes Collection has released an impressive example with satiny luster and a complete strike. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. An important opportunity for CAC approved AU58 type set collectors or those pursuing a complete set of Walkers. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1914S Barber 25C 1914-S
F15
PCGS
31792963

Choice $565 New December 17! Better San Francisco Date, Natural Surfaces, Impressive Eye Appeal. Let's start the description for this delightful 1914-S Barber quarter with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation! Eye appeal is stunning with natural coin gray surfaces and darker peripheral toning on the obverse and deeper shades throughout the reverse. Reverse has full circulated cameo appearance while the obverse is just bold and stately. Surfaces are unabraded. A premium example that is housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1843O Seated 10C 1843-O
VF25
NGC
4828774008

Choice HOLD
$1450
New December 17! Scarce New Orleans Date, Natural Gray Toning, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Sold promptly upon being posted to the price list with no need for a description.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 25C 1850-O
VF30 PCGS
33671671
Briggs 1-A
Choice $250 New December 17! Rusted Dies, Natural Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster. Typical strike but surprisingly choice for the date. 1850 New Orleans strikes are plagued with rusted dies and weak strikes. Locating premiums examples will require long term patience. This Briggs 1-A example is unquestionably original if one has seen enough high grade specimens to learn strike and field characteristics. Fields still retail traces of steely luster while viewed under a light source. The primary obverse and reverse dies appear granular due to heavily rusted dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. An above average example that is accurately graded.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 25C 1890
VF30 PCGS
26639637

Choice HOLD
$270
New December 17! Popular Lower Mintage Philadephia Date, Crusty Gray-Ebony Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. 1890 Philadelphia strikes are one of the most popular Seated quarter dates at GFRC. A small mintage of 80,000 and reasonable selling price leads to difficulties in keeping choice examples in stock. This offering has solidly original surfaces with moderate circulated cameo eye appeal. A crusty gray-ebony patina covers both sides. Under a light source, some rose hues can be detected. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) blue label holder. Just taken in trade and back on the price list.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 50C 1841-O
Baseball Die Crack Reverse
AU Details PCGS
38230311
WB-2R
Cleaned $1975 New December 17! Holiday Price Reduction! Baseball Die Crack Reverse, Heavy Die Cracks, Silver Gray Coloring, Old Clean, StoneCold Collection. There are two distinctly different die states for the WB-2 Baseball Cracked Reverse. WB-2 is the first die marriage with strong obverse device details including foot and underlying support from the base. During the second die marriage, for the same die pair (WB-2R), the obverse comes much weaker with most of the foot support area polished out. The StoneCold Collection offering was struck during the second die pairing as the foot support and foot details have been effaced. The reverse is completely shattered with the deepest die crack seen at (OF A)MERICA. A silver-gray coloring is consistent on both sides. PCGS has certified this piece at AU Details due to an old clean. I'm ok with this designation though there are no hairlines to be found. Strike is uniform and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holder with "WB-2R Med O, Baseball Die Crack attribution on the label. An important offering for the die variety specialist.
Seated 50C 1878 Seated 50C 1878
VF35 PCGS
33299387

Original $135 New December 17! Holiday Price Reduction! Thick Crusty Original Patina, Accurately Graded, StoneCold Collection. The 1878 Philadelphia strike has acquire a thick crusty deep gray patina on both sides. Strike is typical for the date. If a fan of strict originality, this offering is an obvious candidate for a circulated date and mintmark set project. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. From the StoneCold Collection.