GFRC Online Auctions


Presents the First Auction Event of 2024

The Island City Collection Sale

Bidding Opens Saturday January 20 at 9:00 PM ET

Auction Lot Viewing - Winter FUN Show - January 4 - 6, 2024


GFRC Online Auctions - PDF Catalog Archives


Greetings and welcome to GFRC No Buyer's Fee Auction Sales portal. Our online auction application takes a simplified approach for conducting noteworthy auctions without buyer's fees. The one commission rate approach for integrated auction and price list sales leads to a carefree and fun buying and selling event.

GFRC opens its 2023 auction schedule with a continuation of the Island City Collection divestment. Headlining this January auction is a well matched and affordable Standing Liberty quarter collection that is entirely PCGS certified and CAC approved. Many of these lots were previously purchased from GFRC during the Twin Lakes Collection during January 2020. This anchor collection opens with the iconic 1916 key date that sports of a mintage of only 52,000 struck during the final two weeks of that year and subsequently released into circulation during January 2017. Better dates are well represented throughout the set with the 1917-S Type 1 certified PCGS AU58FH CAC and a beautifully toned 1917-S Type 2 Mint State example. The 1919-D and 1919-S dates are well match AU55 twins. The 1923-S and 1927-S are also presented at this grade level. Also notable is a magnificent 1930-S lot graded MS66+ with incredible mint bloom.

Along with the Island City Collection, the GFRC community continues to employed the GFRC Online Auctions platform as an initial consignment point which facilitates bidding upside potential on those pieces in high demand. Liberty Seated coinage continues to dominant those releases along with a growing mix of Capped Bust and Barber coinage. More will be discussed as the entire auction catalog is fleshed out by late December. Please don't be bashful to check the online auction catalog for daily updates including reserve prices and lot descriptions as more and more lots are posted. This is a soup to nuts auction event, with a pleasing balance of CAC approved and non-CAC lots.

One of the GFRC auction platform hallmarks in the construction of the auction catalog on a real time basis. Collectors have inquisitive minds and wish to secure the latest auction information for set building decisions. This auction catalog will be constructed with images, GFRC quality ratings, and basic descriptions being first displayed. Next will come the reserve prices after consignor approvals. Afterwards, descriptions will be added to those lots that we not previously purchased from GFRC. The reuse of images and descriptions will aid with online catalog building efficient given the ever expanding size of GFRC enabled auction. The final step is the assemblage of the PDF catalog for those who wish to stock their numismatic libraries with ongoing documentation of GFRC events. Anchor collections will also be receiving personalized paper catalog as a special memory of their collection sale.

Lot previewing will take place at the Winter FUN show that will held January 4 - 6 at the regular GFRC booth. The booth number will be announced once confirmed by the FUN staff.

Hopefully, inspecting the forthcoming images (when assembled and published) will be as much fun as bidding in the auction given the continuing GFRC photography improvements and the significance of this 100+ lot event. Please remember that GFRC is always here to help collectors with their divestment needs.


GFRC Online Auctions Proudly Presents

The Island City Standing Liberty Quarter Collection

1916 PCGS AU53 CAC 25C

 1917-S Type 1 PCGS AU58FH CAC 25C                                             1917-S Type 2 PCGS MS64 CAC 25C 


 1919-D PCGS AU55 CAC 25C                                                            1919-S PCGS AU55 CAC 25C


 1921 PCGS AU58 CAC 25C                                                            1923-S PCGS AU55 CAC 25C 


 1927-S PCGS AU55 CAC 25C                                                            1930-S PCGS MS66+ CAC 25C 


  1917 Type 1 PCGS AU53 CAC 25C             1917-D Type 1 PCGS AU58 CAC 25C               1917 Type 2 PCGS AU55 CAC 25C


 1917-D Type 2 PCGS AU58 CAC 25C                   1918 PCGS AU58FH CAC 25C                       1918-D PCGS AU58 CAC 25C      


1918-S PCGS AU55 CAC 25C                         1919 PCGS MS63 CAC 25C                           1920 PCGS AU58 CAC 25C


  1920-D PCGS AU58 CAC 25C                        1920-S PCGS AU55 CAC 25C                         1923 PCGS AU58 CAC 25C    


1924 PCGS AU58 CAC 25C                        1924-D PCGS AU55 CAC 25C                         1924-S PCGS AU55 CAC 25C


  1925 PCGS AU55 CAC 25C                          1926 PCGS AU55 CAC 25C                         1926-D PCGS AU55 CAC 25C


1926-S PCGS AU58 CAC 25C                         1927 PCGS MS64 CAC 25C                         1927-D PCGS AU58 CAC 25C


  1928 PCGS AU55 CAC 25C                        1928-D PCGS AU55 CAC 25C                         1928-S PCGS AU58 CAC 25C


     1929 PCGS AU55 CAC 25C                        1929-D PCGS AU58 CAC 25C                       1929-S PCGS AU58FH CAC 25C


1930 PCGS AU58 CAC 25C



About GFRC

GFRC has rapidly grown as a leading retailer of quality Early Silver Type, U.S. Gold, and now expanding into early 20th Century denominations. Our business model is consignment centric supporting more than 150 consignors who actively conduct collection duplicate divestments. Selling CAC approved coins is our primary mission and specialty.

Founded during early 2014, GFRC has been in continuous operation since that time. Our website previously garnered some of the highest industry rankings due to a dedicated numismatic community that constantly visits the many online applications. The Daily Blog is the go to link for daily new purchases and auction information. Unlike other smaller dealers, we offer a complete Sales and Auction Archive for complete transparency. The GFRC Open Set Registry provides collectors with a friendly venue for posting their collections. The GFRC Gallery showcases the past and present offerings of our top consignors.

GFRC is a well known fixture on the national coin show circuit. We exhibit at Whitman Baltimore, Winter and Summer FUN, Central States, and the Summer ANA World's Fair of Money. You will find GFRC at smaller regional shows consistent with our summer New England presence and winter snowbird status in Florida.


The Unique GFRC Integrated Service Approach

With the introduction of the GFRC's Online Auction service, clients have multiple sale approaches for their consigned coins.

- Regular Fixed Priced List Sales

- Online Auction Sales (Minimum consignment lot size and/or value requirement)

- A lot not selling at its Online Auction reserve price will automatically post to the price list at the reserve price.

- GFRC will not return consigned lots that do not meet reserves at Online Auctions due to the standard four month minimum consignment length requirement as part of GFRC regular policy. Requests for earlier returns of auction lots will be subject to 5% handling fee.


Online Auction Sale Terms & Conditions

GFRC auction sale Terms and Conditions are available by clicking here or the Terms & Conditions banner located at the top of this page. Your GFRC auction experience will be improved if carefully reading through all Terms & Conditions. Most potential questions, concerning the GFRC automated bidding application, will be answered if bidders take the time to read all facets of the Terms & Conditions.


The Bidding Process Using the GFRC's Online Auction Application

Online Auctions and the bidding process will be conducted through an automated bidding application specially developed for the GFRC portal. Auctions will be posted and conducted via auction table presentation and located at Bidders WILL NOT be assigned a bidder number for each auction in order to simplify the application's operation. Instead, bidders will supply their contact information during each bid placement. Each bid will be assigned a unique number for tracking purposes. Bidders will receive an email from that confirms their bid and documents the bid number. The bid number is important when checking on high bid status.


GFRC Online Auctions - The Online Auction Table

Following is a screen capture of the Online auction table. The format looks similar to a regular GFRC For Sale page price list table.

Please look carefully as there are three different auction statuses illustrated. The first example is an 1913-S Buffalo nickel that is queued for an upcoming auction that opens on October 12. The TPG number is available with a link back to the TPG website for checking certification. Reserves and high bids will be listed in the second to right column. The rightmost column communicates the lot's status and allows bidding.

On the second line, the 1917-D Standing Liberty quarter is currently available for bidding as an active auction. Bidding is accomplished by clicking on the shopping bag icon.

The final line in the table illustrates an 1825 Capped Bust half dollar that was part of a prior auction that is now closed. That lot did not meet the reserve.


GFRC Online Auctions - Three Auction Statuses Example


GFRC Online Auctions - Using the Bidding Screen

Clicking the shopping bag icon for a lot that is part of an active Online Auction brings about a lot bidding screen. The bidding screen is unique to that lot and presents a full description and TPG serial number. Lots are identified by TPG serial numbers or with GFRC inventory number for raw coins.

The next illustration showcases the auction lot's information including full description, reserve price, current high bid and bid number. There are three panels for entering information towards placing a bid. Bidding requires three pieces of information each time a bid is placed. .

- Name

- Email Address

- Max Bid

Once these three pieces of information are entered, please hit the Enter Bid button.

GFRC Online Auctions - Bidding Screen Example


Bidders will accurately enter the required information and select the Enter Bid button. A bid will be first checked for being valid. If not valid, an error message will be issued on the bidding screen. If the bid is valid, the bid will be acknowledged on a separate screen along with an email sent to the inputted email address indicating such.


GFRC Online Auctions - Email Bid Notification

All GFRC auction emails will be issued from "". The email captures the submitted name and acknowledges the maximum bid. Each bid is assigned a unique bid number. Please note that there are no bidder numbers assigned to clients. Again, each bid is assigned its unique tracking number. A link is provide to allow prompt return to the lot bidding screen which allows bidders to check if their unique bid number is the high bid.

Following is an illustration of typical Bid Notification email. Please note that the lot number is the full TPG serial number as extracted via bar code.

GFRC Online Auctions - Email Bid Notification