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Foreword

Being a coin enthusiast and history buff, the Pleez B. Seated Collection marks the culmination of my life long passion for collecting 19th century US coins. To me, this challenging set is a time capsule that marks fascinating events and periods in our past spanning 52 years from 1839 to 1891. The California Gold Rush, our Civil War, Lincoln's assassination, the Wild West antics and demise of Jesse James and General Custer's Last Stand are but a few. This set is true Americana and I have thoroughly enjoyed building it, coin by coin.

Inventory

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 50C 1840 1840
Rev 1839
AU53 PCGS
3725858

Choice New Price
$575
Near Gem Original, Lovely Gray/Gold Patina, Pleasing Luster, Conservative Grading, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in early PCGS holder with embossed gold PCGS logo on reverse and standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1842 1842
Sm Date, Rev 1842
AU53 PCGS
32913267

Original New Price
$425
Original, Essentially Untoned, Frosty Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1842O 1842-O
Rev 1842
AU55 PCGS
28225884
WB-103
Original New Price
$825
Near Choice Original, Errant 4 in Gown, R-7+ AU, Steely Luster, Accurately Grade, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. PCGS label read, "Medium Date, Rev 184." The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1844 1844
AU55
PCGS
32435005

Choice New Price
$495
Choice Original, Light Silver Gray, Hammered Strike, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Soft luster and uniform light silver gray coloring immediately jump out when viewing this pretty Seated half. A very well struck example with all star centrils connected and deeply impressed hair curls. Ditto for the revers on strike. There are no blemishes to discuss. Well defined die cracks can be found across the olive branch and from the denticles to (H)ALF. I'm sure this reverse will be covered in Bill Bugert's upcoming Federal Register on Philadelphia halves. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with serial number 32435005. CAC approval is the icing on this lovely piece of cake.
Seated 50C 1844O 1844-O
EF40 PCGS
16012001

Original New Price
$260
Near Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1851 1851
AU55 PCGS
32624171

Choice New Price
$2550
Scarce Pre 1853 Date, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Pleasing Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to
Seated 50C 1853 1853
A&R
EF45 PCGS
13553846

Original New Price
$335
Classic Crusty Original Surfaces, Uniform Gun Metal Gray with Golden Hues, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1853O 1853-O
A&R
EF45 PCGS
33426465

Original New Price
$360
Original Surfaces, Light Mottled Gray Patina, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1856S 1856-S
VF35 PCGS
25181082
WB-5
R4
Choice New Price
$835
Tough Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. Full descriptions shortly.
Seated 50C 1857 1857
AU55 PCGS
32227240

Original New Price
$275
Original Dipped Surfaces, Frosty White Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
AU58 PCGS
80892102

Choice New Price
$450
Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Mint State with Few Hairlines, Fully Struck, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
AU55 PCGS
30808011

Choice New Price
$325
Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Arc Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1859 1859
AU55 PCGS
33233206

Original New Price
$395
Original Light Gray, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1859O 1859-O
AU58 PCGS
29975029

Original New Price
$450
Near Choice Original, Glowing Rose/Gray Patina, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1859S 1859-S
EF45 PCGS
31709833

Original New Price
$395
Original Light Gray, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1860 1860
EF45 PCGS
33274534

Original New Price
$180
Original Light Gray, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
EF45
PCGS
33420237

Choice New Price
$235
Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
EF40 PCGS
32293402

Original New Price
$170
Original Gun Metal Gray, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1862S 1862-S
AU53 PCGS
18297255

Original New Price
$400
Original Frosty White Surfaces, Ample Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1863S 1863-S
AU53 PCGS
30577532
WB-3
R3
Original New Price
$415
Small Partially Broken 3, Original Creamy Gold Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1864 1864
EF40 PCGS
32109926

Original New Price
$375
Better Philadelpha Date, Original Light Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1864S 1864-S
EF45 PCGS
33228817

Original New Price
$450
Original Old Paper Envelop Toning, Typical Strike, Accurately Grade, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1865S 1865-S
EF40 PCGS
15584811

Original New Price
$395
Original, Light Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in PCGS old blue label holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
No Motto
EF40 PCGS
13681272
WB-1
R4
Choice New Price
$2100
No Motto, Late Die State, Lovely Choice Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1867 1867
AU55 PCGS
81709281

Choice New Price
$1050
Near Gem, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Gold Rims, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1867S 1867-S
AU55 PCGS
24890824
WB-8
R3
Original New Price
$495
Near Choice, Satiny Light Gray Patina, Late Die State Dies, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1869 1869
EF40 PCGS
16882273

Original New Price
$230
Original Medium Gray, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1869S 1869-S
EF40 PCGS
33397700

Original New Price
$345
Near Choice Original Surfaces, Old Eric Newman Like Old Paper Envelope Toning, Typical Strike, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1870 1870
EF45 PCGS
18029021

Original New Price
$270
Pretty Old Album Rose and Blue Toning, Original, Typical Strike, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1871 1871
AU55 PCGS
32942685

Gem New Price
$495
Gem Original, Steely Mirrored Fields, Light Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1872CC 1872-CC
EF40 PCGS
21317136
WB-5
R4
Market Acceptable New Price
$1550
Challenging Carson City Date/Grade, Old Dip, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1873 1873
No Arrows
Closed 3
AU53 PCGS
30922407

Original New Price
$355
Closed 3, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Typical Strike, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1873CC 1873-CC
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
22033065
WB-4
Choice New Price
$1625
Small CC, Key Date, Choice Original Gray, Golden Hues, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1874 1874
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
18188432

Choice New Price
$395
Choice Original, Perfect Type Coin, Olive Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1874S 1874-S
EF45 PCGS
33423247
WB-1
R3
Choice New Price
$500
Small Wide S, Choice Original, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1875 1875
AU50 PCGS
33172832

Choice New Price
$245
Choice Original, Colorful Aquamarine and Rose, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1876 1876
EF45 PCGS
33233050

Original New Price
$155
Original Mottled Light Gray. Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1877 1877
AU53 PCGS
5677329

Original New Price
$220
Original Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in early PCGS holder with embossed gold PCGS logo on reverse and standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry on this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1877CC 1877-CC
AU53 PCGS
22052131
WB-11
Choice New Price
$800
Repunched 77, Choice Original, Uniform Gray with Golden Hues, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A superior example of this Carson City date. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry on this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1881 1881
EF40 PCGS
80881519

Original HOLD
$800
Low Mintage, Original Even Gray, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1886 1886
AU50 PCGS
33614749

Choice HOLD
$1125
Low Mintage, Choice Original, Steely Gray Surfaces and Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.

Foreword

Description coming soon.

Inventory

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
EF40
PCGS
12942571
TOP #16
F-106a
Choice $975 Medium O Mintmark, Reverse Die Crack, Choice Original, Greer Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection . Ahwash 2, Medium O Mintmark With Die Crack. A historically significant offering given continual variety plate coin status since 1992. Surfaces are fully choice and perfectly original. This dime first appears in Brian Greer's The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes when published in 1992. Though only graded EF40, this piece is the plate coin for the Medium O mintmark size. Greer calls the Medium O, "the scarcest in all grades. It is easily the scarcest mintmark size and is very rare above VF." Greer assigns an R5 rarity rating in EF/AU grades. The offered example was purchased from Greer after his Guidebook release and become the 1840-O Medium O plate coin in the Fortin web-book. An incredible example with well worn reverse die and long vertical die crack through STAT(E)S. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The perfectly original surfaces demanded CAC approval. This dime is not on any First Right of Refusal and is immediately available.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
06935835
TOP #19
F-101
Gem $35000 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. At the certified AU grade level only two examples were known to the hobby; PCGS AU58 (Jack Marston Collection) and PCGS AU55 (Gerry Fortin Collection). Upon Jack Marston's untimely death, the PCGS AU58 example was placed at Heritage auction and sold. This piece can be easily identified by a mark on the lower right reverse wreath. The Fortin AU55 example is easily recognized by the lovely bullseye toning pattern on obverse and reverse. I've taken the liberty to call out the Fortin example as the finest known since crack out dealers have messed with the Jack Marston piece and added toning towards securing a PCGS MS62 certified grade. The Gerry Fortin example is completely natural and received Gold CAC approval during 2014. I would much rather own this AU55 example with Gold CAC rather than the AU58/MS62 example that no longer looks fully natural. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
AU50
PCGS OGH
3298678
TOP 23
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
15036925
TOP #60
F-103
Original $7450 Doubled Shield, Doubled Die Obverse, 3rd Finest Known, CoinFacts Plate Coins, Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection . Greer 101, The third finest example known based on TPG holder designations but frankly, I believe this is the second finest given the NGC MS61 example has been dipped out. The finest example is the Bob Simpson/Eugene Gardner PCGS AU58 CAC example which brought in excess of $20,000 at its Eugene Gardner sale. This example is old time crusty original with a fully toned over reverse mark. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. PCGS label reads, "Arrows DDO FS-2101". A detailed inspection is possible by visiting CoinFacts and the Double Die Obverse variety designation; this is the PCGS plate coin.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
Polished Arrows
MS Details NGC
4189872002
TOP #62
F-106
Original $24500 Polished Arrows, Finest of Four Known, Struck From Mirrored Dies, Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Greer 102, Polished Arrows. The finest known with research strongly suggesting this piece was struck during a Philadelphia mint experiment to gang arrows and date digits on the same punch. The experiment failed and a few specimens escaped the mint after the die were poorly reworked. Please allow me to walk GFRC customers through this dime's history. Brian Greer listed a "No Arrows" variety in his Seated Dime Guidebook during 1992. Greer indicated that "The arrows have either been filled in the die or were weakly punched and show only very faintly." This variety was discovered by James Skwarek and is considered extremely rare, as only two examples are currently known (this is 1992). A close study of the plate coin, as purchased at the 2003 FUN show, suggests an alternate theory for the presence of faint arrows. First, the plate coin was produced from polished dies and is prooflike. This suggests that the plate coin is from an early striking from a new set of dies. The digits in the date appear to be punched at least twice. The first date punch, as seen under the base of all four digits in the date, is weak and suggests that the die in the area of the date and arrows was polished. The polishing is most evident on the top of the 7 and 4 digits in conjunction with the left and right arrows. It is unknown as to why the mint employee attempted to remove the date and arrows by die polishing. After the polishing of the date area, a second attempt is made to repunch the date digits only. Evidence of the second punching of the date is clearly visible at the base of each digit. Since few examples are known, the Philadelphia mint employees at the steam press may have rejected this obverse die upon discovering that the arrows were very faint or not present. All 1874 dimes were struck with arrows, as required by law. The question now becomes that of how many examples were struck from this obverse die and released into circulation. Brian Greer indicated at the 2003 FUN, upon seeing the above plate coin, that the James Skwarek piece was the only one seen and was in a lower circulated grade. Fast forward to 2016 and currently housed in NGC MS Details holder with large font label. This is the finest of four examples known. This dime is original and the highly polished die surfaces confuse the TPG graders. PCGS has graded it questionable color in the past. This piece was originally purchased in an old white ANACS AU58 holder but cracked out as clearly mint state.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type II
MS64
PCGS
03190357
TOP #75
F-101
Gem $3450 Gem Frosty Original, Rare Type II Reverse, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 4, I really dislike the thought of selling this incredible 1876 Carson City Type II Reverse dime. For those new to Liberty Seated dime varieties, only one die pairing is known with a Type II reverse die. This variety is listed in Cherrypickers and part of the Top 100 Varieties set. Locating examples in any grade will be most challenging. The offered piece is within the condition census. Mint frost luster drips off this incredible piece. Strike is hammered with every hair curl and reverse wreath details being crisp and fully defined. Eye appeal is 5 Stars. PCGS grading is conservative given the old generation holder. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads "Type 2 Rev FS-901 (FS-005). No one should be surprised with the CAC approval given the gem surfaces and substantial eye appeal. If this piece has old time bullsye toning, then a Gold CAC may have been possible considering the bold luster. Ready for a new home in an advanced Top 100 Collection. I'm so sad to see this piece go.....

Foreword

This set was formed without a single, premeditated plan; rather, it evolved from an ongoing study of seated coinage and from a combination of three smaller and more focused sets. The starting point was a pair of sets I began assembling in 2006: a set of no drapery seated quarter die varieties and a pre-1853 date and mint seated half dollar set. As those sets were essentially completed and upgrades became more and more difficult, I went on to start a type set that included half dimes, dimes and dollars. The intent was to include one great example representing each of the major design types of Liberty Seated silver coinage. While searching for type set examples I got hooked on the earliest designs of each seated denomination: no drapery half dimes, dimes, and quarters, and the small letters half dollars. I decided to include all silver issues minted in 1837-1840 in the set. The eleven years devoted to forming the set as it exists today featured a great deal of buying, selling, upgrading, re-grading, and submitting to CAC. As I continued to learn and study the specific issues in the set, the inclusion criterion for new purchases evolved into a binary "hell yes" or no and I reached a point where it was a very rare event for me to find a coin for sale that I like better for its grade than the one in my set. To be included a coin had to grab my attention immediately, continue to impress under close examination with a glass, and then still make me love it after I had owned it for a few months. Eventually, the exercise became exclusively about quality rather than completeness and coins in the set that didn’t pass the "hell yes" or no test were parted with, even if no replacement was available. It's been great fun, and I hope the set speaks for itself, but it is time to move on. I hope the new owners enjoy these coins as much as I have.

Inventory

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Capped Bust 5C 1837 1837
Large 5C
EF45
PCGS
31429577
LM-1
R1
Choice $315 Repunched 7, Choice Original, Deep Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Uniform olive gray patina validates the strictly original surfaces on this lovely 1837 capped bust half dime. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. The LM-1 variety attribution is easily seen due to bold repunching under the 7 digit in the date. Grading is accurate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Typical quality and original eye appeal from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1837 1837
EF40
PCGS
16891994
B-2
Choice $450 Near Gem Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. Crusty original gun metal gray surfaces are the lighlight of this lovely 1837 B-2 Capped Bust quarter. Obverse is toned an even gray without blemishes while the reverse is covered with darker gray shades. Strike is well impressed with boldy defined eagle feathers. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality and accurate grading. Another quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection. Please note that GFRC images poorly capture the beauty of this 1837 quarter given some reverse holder haze especially at the upper rim area.
Seated 5C 1837 1837
Large Date
AU55
PCGS
28209364

Choice $595 Triple Punched Date, Near Gem Original, Gray-Rose and Gold Intermixed Patina, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. How easily it is to fail in love with this near gem original first year Liberty Seated half dime strike. This piece offers the right balance of original toning, a complete strike and lots of eye appeal for those who can appreciate the appearance of original silver surfaces. Definitely an early die state Large Date punch example with triple punching on the 8 digit and double punching on the 7 digit. An errant bottom loop of the 8 digit is seen intersection the denticle directly below. Surfaces are covered with combination gray-rose and gold patina. Grading is conservative. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A top quality example from the Saw Mill Run Collection that would please the most selective advanced collector.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 1838
Reeded Edge
AU50
PCGS
29715694
GR-14
Choice $525 Cracked Reverse, Late Die State, Perfectly Original, Light Gray/Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection . Choice original light gray patina dominates on this 1838 Reeded Edge half dollar. The overall appearance is well balanced with complete strike and light gold hues during bright light viewing. This lovely GR-14 example offers a heavily cracked reverse. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval validates originality and accurate grading along with eye appeal. Another top quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 5C 1838O 1838-O
No Stars
EF40
NGC
299771017
Top 25: Fatty

Choice $2250 Rare Date and Grade, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. A richly toned 1838 New Orleans strike that is so choice and covered with gun metal gray and blues. For those familiar with the 1838-O half dime date, many are seen with weak strikes and terrible obverse details. This example is atypical and offers bold design detail. Significant as the first New Orleans half dime issue, and the only O-mint variety without stars. Also scarce with PCGS population report indicating only 17 graded at combined EF40-45 level. Housed in NGC Fatty holder (Generation 5 1992-1997) coupled with CAC approval. Another superb offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 5C 1839 1839
MS64
PCGS
28267590

Gem $1050 Gem Original, Light Golden Gray Patina., Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A gem original 1839 Philadelphia strike that is covered with light gray-rose patina. The assigned MS64 grade is accurate given the frosty cartwheel luster on such a small silver denomination. Strike is completely executed with rounded stars, full hair curls and all reverse wreath leaf veins being crisp. This lovely half dime offers the perfect balance of eye appeal, originality and strike and would please the most selective collector. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves your attention.
Seated 25C 1839 1839
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
12773571
Briggs Rev A
Choice $585 Choice Orginal, Uniform Gray with Gold Hues, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. Conservative grading is the rule for this strictly original 1839 No Drapery Seated quarter. The TPG struggle with discerning weak strikes from wear on these shallow relief issues. Surfaces are perfectly original and covered with gray-gold patina. A closed inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the originality and grading. Another quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1839 1839
Reeded Edge
AU55
PCGS
28785698

Choice $825 Choice Original, Light Gold/Violet Patina, Typical Strike, Saw Mill Run Collection . Light golden gray patina covers choice original surfaces. During bright viewing, satiny luster is exposed. Strike is typical for the date and there are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
12264772
F-108
R3
Choice $550 Choice Original, Medium Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Small O. The lovely 1840 New Orleans strike offers choice original surfaces that are covered with gun metal gray patina. Strike is a tad weak at Liberty's head and adjacent Star 7. Accurately graded and housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality and accurate grading. Another top quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
AU58
NGC
4430796001
F-101
R6
Choice $3200 Rare Early Die State F-101 Example R6, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Soft Satiny Luster, Saw Mill Run Collection. Wow is all that I can say upon viewing this incredible 1840 New Orleans F-101 strike graded AU58 with CAC approval. Liberty Seated dime variety specialist can appreciate the rarity of this offering for multiple reason. First, 1840-O dimes saw heavy circulation with low survival rate in upper grades and especially choice. Second, examples of the Large O F-101 die pairing struck with early die state dies are essentially non existant until this piece arrived in the Saw Mill Run Collection consignment. Nearly all F-101 die pair examples were struck from lapped dies in the F-101a die state. The offered example is fully choice with uniform gun metal gray patina. Strike is crisp and the only issue holding this piece from a GFRC Gem designation is a faint toned over micro line across Liberty's mid section. This rare dime is freshly graded and housed in NGC large font label holder with CAC approval. A most special offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
AU53
PCGS
26792279
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$1250
Choice Original, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Serious students of the Liberty Seated quarter series will quickly understand and appreciate why this PCGS AU53 1840 New Orleans strike is so special. Striking characteristic are erratic for this date along with most being found in lower circulated graded. This choice example is perfectly original with old album toning at the rims. During bright light viewing, soft orange gold coloring is exposed through obverse and reverse and framed by darker blues and rose at the rims. Strike is complete with nicely rounded stars, complete hair curls and deeply impressed eagle feathers. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted. A special type coin offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves serious consideration.
Seated 5c 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
AU53
PCGS
24063935
V-4
Choice $750 V-4 No Drapery, Small O, Ex Al Blythe Collection, Choice Original, Golden Toning, Saw Mill Run Collection. A important offering given the challenging V-4 No Drapery Small O variety and Al Blythe pedigree. This lovely example is fully choice with frosty golden surfaces and luster. Struck from late die state dies as obvious metal flow lines are visible throughout obverse and reverse. The reverse also offers several die cracks including a horizontal crack from UNI(T)ED through wreath to (D)IME and another from the right ribbon end down to the denticles. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is completely warranted. A special opportunity for variety collectors from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1844 1844
EF45
PCGS
28156916

Choice $425 Choice Original, Old Album Rainbow Rim Toning, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A choice original 1844 New Orleans strike with soft gray centers surrounded by an aquamarine-gold rim at the stars and reverse legend. Surfaces are fully blemish free while the grading is accurately. GFRC images well captured the overall eye appeal. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes eye appeal and originality. A superior example from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1845O 1845-O
EF45
PCGS
32793312
WB-1
Choice $525 Repunched Date, Choice Original, Light Pastel Blue and Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. The lovely offerings from the Saw Mill Run Collection just continue to beautify the GFRC price lists. For example, here is a choice original 1845 New Orleans struck half dollar with bold repunching on the 45 digits. Listed by Bill Bugert is his Federal Register series as WB-1. This is a special offering at the EF45 grade level. Surfaces are covered with light gray patina along with a sky blue ring at the stars and reverse legend. Bright light viewing is a pleasure as satiny luster remains. Strike is typical while surfaces are absolutely blemish free. If the strike had been stronger, this piece would have been designated a Gem. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted. A top quality half dollar for the selective collector.
Seated 50C 1846 1846
Tall Date
EF45
PCGS
28373565

Choice $645 Choice Original, Steely Deep Gray and Gold Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A marvelous 1846 Tall Date Seated half dollar example at the EF45 grade level. Fully choice with steely surfaces covered with rich gray, brown and gold patina. Bright light viewing accentuates the golden hues embedded in the rich toning. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has some weakness on the lower left eagle leg. Surfaces are blemish free while grading is a bit conservative. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. The Tall Date variety is listed on the blue-white PCGS label. Yet another superior offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special attention.
Seated 25C 1848 1848
AU55 PCGS
15508844
Briggs 2-B
Original $975 Tripled Punched 1, Double Date, Frosty Golden Luster, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection, Triple punched 1 digit. It is always fun to have old friends returning to the GFRC office for another sales visit. Originally from the Saw Mill Run Collction and sold into the Kansas Collection. Now the Kansas consignor is pruning after a serious upgrading effort. This 1848 Seated quarter is accurately graded and strictly original. Frosty devices and satiny fields are immediately evident when viewed. Strike is complete with bold main devices. This piece is accurately graded against strict standards as there is minimal but evident wear. There is one faint toned over obverse line from foot to star 13 that holds back a Choice quality rating otherwise the eye appeal is sufficient for a higher quality assignment. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder. A special offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 50C 1848O 1848-O
EF45
PCGS
26340640
WB-21
Choice $525 Near Gem Original, Uniform Gray Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A fully choice example that did not photograph well. Surfaces are toned a uniform gun metal gray with embedded olive hues. The only strike weakness on the entire half is at the top of Liberty's head and surrounding stars 7 and 8. This piece offers a lovely aquamarine-gold glow under bright light. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval. More top quality from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1848O 1848-O
EF45
PCGS
20320592
WB-10
Choice $525 Crusty Choice Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. Definitely an original silver half with thick crusty gray patina. The patina is an obvious dark gray "skin" when examining this piece with 10x loupe. Reverse offers a hammered strike while obverse is close with just a tad of weakness at star 7 and 8 that no other dealer would mention. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Strictly originality and accurate grading are the basis for CAC approval. Another top quality example From the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
AU55 PCGS
08901007

Choice $500 Type II/I Design Hubs, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Coloring, Conservative Grading, Kansas Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. I love this 1860 Philadelphia strike and its preservation state so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. My eyes are tickled by the frosty cartwheel luster that has subtle golden-rose hues. Struck from Type II obverse and Type I reverse design hubbed dies. Strike is decent with only some weakness at the top of Liberty's head and surrounding two stars. Conservatively graded as I've seen similar in AU58 holders these days. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Kansas Collection that should not last long on the price list even being priced above the guides..
Seated 5C 1864S 1864-S
AU55
PCGS
24063937

Choice $950 Near Gem Original, Iridescent Gray, Rose-Gold, Fully Struck, Saw Mill Run Collection . A near gem offering of an 1864 San Francisco strike with low mintage of 90,000 pieces. Surfaces are perfectly original with semi transparent gray colored patina during in hand viewing. Adding a light source activates the underlying luster with the obverse shifting to golden and aquamarine hues while the reverse turns mostly rose. Strike is well executed with crisp obverse legend and full head details. The reverse is also deeply impressed with only a tad of weakness at the upper left wreath. This is an impressive piece that is so well balanced and pleasing. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is obviously warranted for this special example from the Saw Mill Run Collection. I do suggest that special consideration be given here as I don't often see Civil War S-Mint half dimes in this type of preservation state.
Morgan $1 1885O 1885-O
MS65
PCGS
13506084

Gem $325 Gem Original, Attractive Reserve Toning, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Brilliant cartwheel luster dominates the eyes on this lovely 1885-O Morgan dollar. Add in a rainbow toned reverse and this piece becomes even more attractive. Accurately graded and a no question gem. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is obvious warranted for this type of frosty originality. A top quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.