CAC Certified Coins

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About CAC Coins: John Albanese efforts to identify above average coins in Third Party Grading service holders is having a significant impact within the numismatic marketplace. Coins designated with the Green Bean easily bring full trend guide pricing along with premiums. Astute collectors are demanding only CAC validated coins for long term collecting objectives and sound financial holdings.

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Gerry Fortin's CAC Gold Seated Dime Display - 2015 Chicago ANA

There are 338 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 7, 2020

Photo Type Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Half & 1 Cent
Early Copper 1C 1838 Early Copper 1838
62+BN
PCGS
37826074

Choice $700 Satiny Luster, Uniform Chocolate Brown Coloring, Super Eye Appeal. GFRC is always in the hunt for superior early copper with huge eye appeal and CAC approval. This chocolate brown 1838 Coronet large cent was an immediate buy decision at the Atlanta ANA pre-show. Bright light viewing exposes satiny luster on both sides along with embedded blues that add charm. Surface are fully choice and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1C 1857 Early Copper 1857
Large Date
AU55
PCGS
19737214

Choice HOLD
$425
New June 16! Braided Hair Type, Large Date, Pristine Surfaces, Fully Choice, Chocolate Brown Toning, StoneCold Collection. A last year strike for the Braided Hair type and heavier large cent planchet. The StoneCold Collection is releasing a choice original example back into the market. Uniform chocolate brown coloring contains embedded greens during bright light inspection. Strike is boldly executed other than a few stars in the lower right field. Surfaces are well preserved and unabraded. GFRC images are accurate as to coloring, strike and surface conditions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1861 Indian 1861
MS66+
PCGS
35365220

Gem New Price
$3995
New May 25! Registry Set Candidate, High-End Premium Gem, PCGS Plus Designation, CAC Approval, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection is back with a divested high-end premium 1861 copper-nickel gem Indian cent for your consideration. This superb gem specimen is fully struck and offers amazingly luster. Radiant orange-tan surfaces display swirling luster cartwheels under a light source. Surfaces are wholly unabraded as expected for this grade level, without any annoying spots that are often on this metallurgy. An outstanding strike delivers full feather vanes and sharpness on the headdress feather tips. This coin is among the finest of more than 10 million pieces minted. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval and ready for inclusion into a top level registry set under construction.
Indian 1C 1864 Indian 1864
Copper Nickel
MS64
NGC
2253197002

Choice $765 New June 27! Near-Gem Copper Nickel Type, Steely Reflective Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval. A fully struck and unabraded 1864 copper nickel Indian cent that would be ideal for a type set. Steely reflective luster from partially mirrored fields is revealed during bright light inspection. Totally wholesome and attractive. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and the coverted CAC green bean approval.
Indian 1C 1885 Indian 1885
65BN
PCGS
27805303

Gem $620 New July 7! Gem Original, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. How about a gem original 1885 Indian cent with some awesome brilliant satiny luster and rose-purple coloring as a potential type coin or for a date and mintmark set? This Port Matilda offering is especially attractive 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.
Indian 1C 1891 Indian 1891
PR64RB
PCGS
34736026

Gem $22500 New June 9! Near-Unique Original 1891 Proof Set, Sequential PCGS Serial Numbers, CAC Approval. Indian 1c PCGS PR64RB. At first glance this piece is toned in a medium, even salmon shade, but more variance in the color is seen as the piece is tilted under a light. The Indian portrait is more lightly toned and nicely contrasts with the watery fields. SOLD ONLY AS COMPLETE SET. All coins are currently housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holders with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Original Philadelphia Mint packaging included.
Indian 1C 1902 Indian 1902
63RB
PCGS
3868879

Gem New Price
$230
Lone 1902 Indian Gold CAC, Perfect Red-Brown Coloring, Bold Strike, Port Matilda Collection. Price Reduction - How I love the brownish-red coloring on this 1902 Indian cent from the Port Matilda collection. Strike is big and bold with supporting frosty luster. If one carefully checks the CAC population reports, you will discover this piece to be the only 1902 Indian cent in a GOLD CAC holder. A lovely gem that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Gold CAC approval.
5 Cents
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
MS64+
NGC
4631859010
LM-13.1
Gem $2000 Pure Capped Bust Half Dime Eye Candy, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Muti-Color Patina, Gem Original Surfaces, Osprey Collection. An exceptional first year 1829 strike from the LM-13.1 die pairing. Eye candy is the best approach to describe the vivid gold-orange, rose, blues, violets and pink shades on this lovely gem. Brilliant frosty luster is equally impressive during bright light viewing. Let's also mention that both sides are deeply impressed with full devices. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A splendid offering from the Osprey Collection that was carefully hand picked at the 2019 Summer FUN show. Worthy of the finest Capped Bust Half Dime collections.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 1830
MS63
PCGS
5787138
LM-13
Gem $1800 Gem Original, Golden Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Undergraded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. What a lovely little gem Capped Bust half dime and better die variety! This 1830 LM-13 is easily attributed by the long obverse die crack from star 6 through the cap and back to right rim between starts 8 and 9. A gorgeous mint state example with vibrant frosty luster that is most pleasing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC GOLD approval validates the current undergraded status as there is no question this piece is full MS64 or better. Again a no question gem original offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection that will please the most selective advanced collector. If you like the images, then the coin in hand will be that much better.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 1830
AU55
PCGS
24997106
LM-7
Choice $345 LM-7, Crusty Antique Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval, Thinning The Herd Collection. A perfectly original 1830 LM-7 Capped Bust half dime for consideration. Surfaces are covered with a crusty antique gray patina that still allows the remaining frosty luster to radiate during bright light inspection. A fully struck example as are all the offerings from the Thinning The Herd Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. LM-7 attribution is on the label.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
MS64
PCGS
27349776
LM-12
Gem HOLD
$1295
New June 27! Filled 8, Gem Original, Thick Frosty Luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Capped Bust 5C 1833 Capped Bust 1833
AU55
PCGS
34377560
LM-1
Choice $335 Mirrored Surfaces, Thick Crusty Golden-Gray Patina, Crisp Reflective Luster, CAC Approval. An impressive 1833 LM-1 Capped Bust half dime is that poorly presented by GFRC images. This offering has mirrored surfaces covered with thick golden-gray toning. Regardless of the toning, the fields are crisply reflective under a light source. Reverse has ebony highlight on the eagle. Strike is fully executed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Small 5C
VF35
PCGS
19566708
LM-4
Choice $375 LM-4, R3 Rarity, Golden Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Thinning The Herd Collection. Probably as nice as one could expect for a VF35 graded Capped Bust half dime! This lovely 1837 LM-4 strike still retains some satiny luster during bright light inspection. A uniform golden-gray patina covers both sides. Wear is concentrated on the curls and upper reverse wings. An absolutely choice offerings that warranted its CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A special duplicate Capped Bust half dime die variety from the Thinning The Herd Collection.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
MS65
PCGS
6593039
V-10b
$2750 FS-901, Reverse Die Spalling, Finest Graded, Gem Original Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. An incredible 1838 V-10 Seated gem half dime in mint state condition with heavy reverse die spalling. Listed as FS-901 in the Cherrypickers Guide. PCGS has graded several with this example being the finest known and COINFACTS plate coin. The V-10 die variety features ongoing degradation of the reverse die steel until the area between right wreath and AMERICA is completely disintegrated leaving behind a bubbled surface texture that accurately transfers to struck coins. This gem MS65 example is fully struck with complete head details and all star centrils crisp. The reverse is also hammered. Surfaces are pristine and entirely unabraded. A rich gun metal blue patina covers the obverse while the reverse has center rose. Frosty luster is brilliant and nearly blinding during bright light viewing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label reads, "No Drapery FS-901, Rusted Rev Die." Pricing the 1838 V-10 die variety is challenging as there are few comparable examples. The consignor and GFRC have sent the asking price based on the last V-10 example sold on eBay during 2018. That example was graded only MS63.
Seated 5C 1842 Seated 1842
AU58
PCGS
21684672

Choice $295 Superb Eye Appeal, Rich Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. A superb 1842 Seated half dime for those assembling AU58 CAC type or date/mintmark sets. Brilliant frosty luster and a complete strike combine for a pleasing viewing experience. Light pastel aquamarine and rose decorate the obverse while faint rose can be seen on the reverse. Rub on the highest wear points is minimal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1847 Seated 1847
MS64
PCGS
36626089
V-2b
Gem $1450 Superb Gem, 18 Digits in Base, Vibrant Steely Luster, Hammered Strike, Undergraded, Oakdale Collection. An amazing 1847 V-2b offering from the Oakdale Collection. Just tons of eye appeal are on full display with this beautiful gem. Aquamarine centers surrounded by orange-gold are accentuated by brilliant steely luster. Cartwheel action is substantial. Strike is hammered with high relief devices on both sides. At least a full MS65+ with claims to MS66. Noted Seated half dime die variety specialist, Clint Cummings, provided the attribution and commented that this piece could be "second finest known or tied for first." Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Gold CAC approval. If seeking an exceptional type coin for the Liberty Seated With Stars half dime slot, this is your lucky day.
Seated 5C 1848O Seated 1848-O
MS64
NGC
20612502
V-4
Choice $2350 Condition census V-4 Small O Example, Very Rare Grade, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Blue Patina, Hammered Strike, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-4 Small O reverse is a well recognized die variety rarity among passionate Liberty Seated half dime collectors. Al Bylthe, in his DLRC Press guidebook, rates the V-4 as R7 rarity in mint state as few example are known. Now opportunity comes knocking with this gorgeous MS64 example that has been award CAC green bean approval. One look and you will immediately understand why. Surfaces emit ample frosty cartwheel luster. The transparent rose-gold and blue patina partial melts away under a light source. Strike is hammered on both sides with high relief stars and every vein in the wreath leaves being boldly impressed. There are no blemishes whatsoever to report. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that will please the most selective Seated half dime collectors.
Seated 5C 1852 Seated 1852
MS64
PCGS
5695604
V-2
Choice $515 New July 3! Low CAC Population, Hammered Strike, Steely Luster. 1852 Philadelphia struck half dimes were produced to the tune of 1,000,500 pieces. As a result, this date is available is circulated and Mint State grades. Locating choice original example will take patient searching. This fact is captured in the CAC population report with only twenty-five total examples approved and only two at the MS64 grade level. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the two CAC approved MS64 grades pieces. Steely fields are immediately evident along with a hammered strike. Interestingly, the obverse die features high relief devices while the reverse die was hubbed in lower relief. Heavy die polish lines through AME(R)ICA validate the die variety as V-2. Obverse toning is variegated olive gray over lustrous fields. Faint olive-gold decorates the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) with CAC approval. An important offering for the advanced Seated half dime collector.
Seated 5C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS64+
NGC
3703008004

Gem $685 Excellent With Arrows Type, Sparkling Iridescent Luster, Obverse Blues with Fiery Reverse Rose, Popular MS64+ Grade. One look and I feel in love with the 1853 With Arrows Seated half dime at the Atlanta ANA show. Why love at first sight? Let's start with the sparkling obverse iridescent luster and shimmering blues that scream eye appeal. Reverse toning is a fiery orange-rose and comes to life during bright light inspection. The assigned MS64+ grade is fitting for this little gem original example and a great value point. Surfaces are unabraded with heavy die clashing on the reverse. If in the market for a special With Arrows example for a type set, this offering warrants your attention. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1855O Seated 1855-O
AU53
PCGS
38192460

Choice $425 With Arrows Type, Scarce Date, Near-Gem, Brownish Gold Patina, CAC Approval . I'll let you in on a well kept secret… The 1855-O Seated half dime is very underrated, especially with CAC approval. Total CAC population is ALL grades is a scant sixteen pieces with price guide values being understated. GFRC is pleased to be offering a strictly original AU53 example that is CAC Pop 1 for the grade. This near-gem has two "faces". In hand viewing showcases a consistent brownish-gold coloring that has crusty characteristics. That all changes with a bright light as coloring transitions to pretty center rose and peripheral blues arising from partially mirrored fields. Reflective luster enhances the bright light coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1856 Seated 1856
MS64
PCGS
13806802

Choice $500 Near Gem Original, Completely Struck, Multi-Color Iridescent Patina, Active Cartwheels, Accurately Graded. In 1856, arrows were eliminated from silver coinage as most heavier weight coins had been removed from circulation. That year, the Philadelphia Mint produced nearly 5 million half dime but fully struck examples are quite scarce. Many examples show weakness on the denticles. Regardless of the partial obverse denticles, this accurately graded example offers pretty iridescent gold and aquamarine toning along with active cartwheel luster. Other than the denticles, the balance of the coin is fully struck with rounded stars and complete wreath leaves. Surfaces are absolutely original and choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. An ideal example for the collector assembling a complete set of Seated half dimes at the AU/MS level. CAC approval captures the accurate grading, originality and overall eye appeal.
Seated 5C 1858O Seated 1858-O
MS64
PCGS
36103430

Gem $700 PQ Colors! Ideal Type Candidate, Pastel Rainbow Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. Few words are needed to describe this gem 1858-O half dime. Brilliant frosty luster amplifies the gorgeous toning into a stellar viewing experinece. Swirling cartwheels tickle the eyes. If wishing to own some show n' tell eye candy, why don't you JUST BUY IT NOW. I did when adding to inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1862 Seated 1862
MS67
PCGS
25259973

Gem $1700 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original Surfaces, Mirrored Fields, Heavily Clashed Dies, CAC Approval. An exceptional 1862 Seated half dime that is a type coin candidate for a top registry set. This offering is a case study of the optimum balance between strict originality, hammered strike, and superb eye appeal. Let's start with originality. Fields are sharply mirrored while the primary devices are covered with granular mint frost. Reflective luster is brilliant and consistent with many proofs of this denomination. However, this piece is unquestionably a circulation strike due to pronounced die clashing on both sides. Fields are heavily striated from excessive die polishing. Strike is absolutely hammered with deep clash marks on the obverse and to a lessor extent on the reverse. Light rose and peripheral blues decorate the surfaces. As expected at this grade level, fields are entirely unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1871 Seated 1871
MS64
PCGS
0976708

Choice $450 Near Gem Original, Huge Eye Appeal, Upstate New Year Collection. Gem eye appeal is the highlight of this lovely 1871 Liberty Seated half dime. Surfaces are perfectly original and are layered with transparent aquamarine and gold patina. Bright light viewing is where the fun is as the luster is frosty in nature. Strike is full across obverse and reverse. This piece is limited in grade to MS64 due to several hairlines in the left obverse field that are fully toned over but never the less visible under a 10x loop. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. I'm glad this little half dime received CAC approval as it is deserved due to the superior eye appeal and original surfaces.
Seated 5C 1873S Seated 1873-S
MS65
PCGS
84379355

Gem $695 Gem Original, Gorgeous Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Aquamarine and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Seated Appalachian Collection. An absolutely gorgeous 1873 San Francisco struck Seated half dime with brilliant satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels. Bright light viewing is where all the fun is! Mottled toning covers both sides with pastel aquamarine, blue and gold being predominant on the obverse. A light rose-gold reverse center is surrounded with peripheral teal. GFRC images are woefully inadequate in capturing the satiny luster seen during bright light inspection. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A great new offering from the Seated Appalachian Collection.
Liberty 5C 1891 Liberty 1891
PR64CAM
PCGS
34736027

Gem $22500 New June 9! Near-Unique Original 1891 Proof Set, Sequential PCGS Serial Numbers, CAC Approval. Liberty 5c PCGS PR64 CAMEO / CAC. This CAC-approved nickel exhibits delicate pastel shades of gold, rose, and baby blue, and the eye appeal is compelling. The strike is strongly defined as expected, with the coin details completely delineated. SOLD ONLY AS COMPLETE SET. All coins are currently housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holders with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Original Philadelphia Mint packaging included.
Buffalo 5C 1913S Buffalo 1913-S
Type 2
AU55
PCGS
13456440

Choice $650 Difficult San Francisco Type 2 Strike, Well Preserved, Residual Satiny Luster, A Rose Buffalo!. The 1913 key date among the Type 1 and Type 2 design types with rapid price increases in AU due to heavy circulation. This AU55 graded specimen would be a wise selection. Surfaces are minimally worn though the piece is struck from late die state dies. Residual satiny luster is obvious during bright light inspection. Obverse has mottled gold while the reverse features a rose buffalo! How cool is that? A special offering that will please the fussy collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1914S Buffalo 1914-S
MS62
PCGS
36189393

Choice $295 Fantastic Coloring, Frosty Luster, Full Horn, CAC Approval . A lovely piece of eye candy at a reasonable offer price. The 1914 San Francisco Buffaloes are known for their weak strikes. This example was struck from an eroded obverse die and nearly fresh reverse die. Multi color toning is the highlight of this 1914-S offering. I seen intermixed champagne-chrome, gold, yellow and rose as the primary colors. Reverse is well struck with a full horn. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. An offering for those that love their numismatics with pretty colors.
Buffalo 5C 1915D Buffalo 1915-D
MS63
NGC Fatty
166122001

$350 Brilliant Chrome Luster, Spectacular Eye Appeal, CAC Appoval. A fully choice 1915 Denver strike with bright chrome luster that has satiny texture. Golden-rose patina is lightly draped across both sides but more uniform on the obverse. Lots of pleasing eye appeal is at hand otherwise I would not have purchased for inventory at the 2020 Winter FUN show. Sure to please. Housed in NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1916S Buffalo 1916-S
AU53
PCGS
14097244

Choice $145 Colorful Rose and Aquamarine Toning, Residual Satiny Luster, CAC Approved. A better San Francisco date with considerable eye appeal. Rose coloring is nearly uniform across the obverse while the reverse is a mixture of aquamarine and rose. Lightly worn surfaces sport residual satiny luster. GFRC images accurately capture the coloring. A most pleasing example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1931S Buffalo 1931-S
MS65
NGC
357973016

Gem $285 Brilliant Chrome Luster, Active Cartwheels, Golden Coloring, Pleasing Eye Appeal, CAC Appoval. A wonderful gem 1931-S Buffalo nickel with exceptional chrome colored mint bloom. The GFRC images exactly portray this coin's beauty. Perfect for a type set or date and mintmark set. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 2000 timeframe. CAC approval.
10 Cents
Capped Bust 10C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
Large Date
MS63
PCGS
37189224
JR-3
Gem $3000 Large Date, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Heavy Rotational Die Clashing, Eroded Dies, CAC Approval. 1814 Capped Bust dimes were struck with an open collar resulting in ongoing striking variability. Three major varieties are designated for the date: Large Date, Small Date and STATESOF. This splendid Large Date JR-3 example features shimmering frosty luster and cartwheels regardless of being struck from eroded dies. The obverse die features cool rotational die clashing while the reverse has multiple "pie shaped" die cracks that meet at the shield. Die spalling is evident within the shield as a cud is forming at the intersection of 2nd vertical stripes and the horizontal lines. Even without the late die state die characteristics, this lovely example presents considerable eye appeal. Coloring is a faint rose-gold that is a bit deeper at the peripheries. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval and also ideal as a Capped Bust open collar type coin for the dime series.
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
VF20
PCGS
27611350
JR-3
Choice $300 JR-3, Better R4 Die Pairing, Choice Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. The JR-3 Large Date die pairing is a better Capped Bust dime die pairing. It was previously listed as an R-6 in the JRCS reference book but now degraded to R4 rarity. A thoroughly wholesome example with choice original surfaces and thick crusty gray patina. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS 2013 Gen 4.6 holder along with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1822 Capped Bust 1822
G06
PCGS
33946754
JR-1
Choice $2600 Series Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Sharp Rims, CAC Approval, Important Opportunity. The Capped Bust dime denomination key date with small mintage of 100,000 pieces. This date saw heavy circulation and a result very low survival rate in VF20 or better. Nearly all survivors will be found at the AG03 through F12 grade levels. CAC has approval twenty-nine (29) total with only only eight higher than F12. A popular date indeed. GFRC is pleased to offer a choice original G06 example with just honest wear and gray patina. There is nice contrast between the darker grade fields and lighter main devices. Rims are complete on both sides along with sufficient remaining device details at the assigned grade level. There are two ancient micro lines on the obverse mentioned for complete accuracy. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A special offering from the Osprey Collection that warrants special consideration. Please note that the white lines on the obverse are holder scratches. There was insufficient time to edit out all of these lines but be assured that they are on the holder and not the coin.
Capped Bust 10C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
AU58
PCGS
12442795
JR-3
Choice HOLD
$1345
New June 27! Excellent Type Candidate, Pleasing Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Peripheral Toning. A long description is probably not warranted for this eye appealing 1827 JR-3 dime. Lustrous centers are nicely framed by old album peripheral toning. Edge toning is a combination of aquamarine-green and gold. Obverse strike is sharp with fully defined stars and respectable hair curls. Fields present a steely texture with reflective luster. Reverse strike exhibits weakness at the claws and arrow tail feathers. Accurately graded with just a brief amount of time in circulation before being well preserved. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005--2011) holder with CAC approval. A wonderful offering for the selective collector.
Capped Bust 10C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
AU55
PCGS
30170161
JR-6
Choice $635 Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Better JR-6 Die Pairing, Small 10C, Thick Crusty Patina, Aquamarine-Gold, Fully Struck, Frosty Reverse Luster. If you like your silver coinage with thick crusty surfaces, then this 1829 JR-6 Capped Bust dime should be considered. Obverse coloring is crusty aquamarine with golden highlights at the peripheries. On the other hand, the reverse is lightly toned with a thin layer of gray-gold. This allows frosty luster to be readily enjoyed during bright light viewing. Strike is well executed and complete on both sides. JR-6 is a better die pairing and listed as an R-3 rarity. Housed in 2014 PCGS Gen 5.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
MS64
PCGS
35587394
JR-5
Choice $3250 Near Gem Original JR-5 Example, Fully Struck, Rose-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. If an advanced Capped Bust dime collector, then please treat yourself with the purchase of this marvelous 1831 JR-5 dime. A stunningly original near gem with frosty cartwheel luster and naturally toned surfaces. Both sides exhibit light gray-rose centers that are surrounded by thin peripheral gold. Strike is essentially hammered and so pleasing on a closed collar Capped Bust dime. I'm thoroughly impressed with this offering that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted to catch customer attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A wonderful 2019 Summer Baltimore new purchase and new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
VF35
PCGS
27925639
JR-3
Choice $260 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina. A slightly better 1835 variety that offers choice surfaces and is strictly original. Obverse toning is a combination of base medium gray on main devices and fields coupled with some ebony coloring by the date and left bust. Wear points are toned gray/gold. The reverse is toned gun metal gray/blue with the blues becoming dominate under bright light. This piece is entirely blemish free and choice. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
No Stars, Small Date
VF35
PCGS
24396553
F-105
Choice $475 Small Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Ideal Type Candidate, CAC Approval. Light gray toning decorates this partially circulated 1837 F-103 Seated dime. Surfaces are unabraded with traces of old verdigris as a testament to strict originality. The 1837 No Stars has been consistently popular as a type coin since the inception of type set collecting. This offering would fit nicely into a circulated type set and/or a regular date and mintmark set. Overall eye appeal is most pleasing at the grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS66+
NGC
2037607021
F-108a
Gem $4850 Partial Drapery, Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Consignment Buy-Out - New Low Price! Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green/Eric P. Newman. The F-108a Partial Drapery die variety that results from a clash of the E in DIME near the elbow along with heavy reverse die clashing on the right reverse. NGC decided to not list the Partial Drapery designation on the brown EPN label claiming the obverse clash mark was too weak. I discussed this directly with NGC prior to the November 2013 Eric P. Newman sale since the "extra drapery" clash mark is visible but muted by the thick patina. To set the record straight, this high grade mint state example was struck from the partial drapery dies and during the correct die state. This gorgeous example has satiny luster and a hammered strike. Gem surfaces are smooth and covered with thick crusty olive-gray, lilac, and chestnut-brown toning. Housed in the original EPN brown label holder with CAC approval. This piece brought $6756 at the November 2013 auction.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
AU50
PCGS
27514044
F-113
Choice $300 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Reverse Die Flaw, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original example of the 1838 F-113 die variety with bold reverse die flaw between ONE and DIME and struck from eroded dies. Surfaces are choice and covered with a uniform gun metal gray/blue patina. Under bright light, the patina becomes transparent and exposes pretty blue fields and a light rose main device while the reverse becomes mostly deep rose. No blemishes whatsoever were found during a careful 10x loupe inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 1838-O
No Stars
EF40
PCGS
28126603
F-101
Choice HOLD
$825
New Orleans No Stars Type, Thick Crusty Olive Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Repunced Date, Top 100 Varieties #3, White Pine Collection. This 1838-O Liberty Seated dime's preservation is the definition of "crusty orignal". Both sides are uniformally encrusted with thick gray-olive and gold patina. Surfaces are unbraded regardless of commercial circulation. The F-101 variety features a repunched mintmark and will be found in varying die states. This example was struck from later die state dies given the eroded obverse denticles and reverse die crack through (UNIT)ED. Well struck and fairly graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder with CAC approval. A White Pine Collection "Top of the ladder" offering to consider.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
84741107
F-107
Choice $1285 Choice Original, Classic Gold-Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Very Pleasing. A gorgeous offering that deserves special consideration. This 1839 F-107 Seated dime is very well balanced with notable eye appeal. Undisturbed frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout obverse and reverses. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic copper gold and faint blue patina. Strike is well executed. This is a late die state F-107 example with bold die crack from 12:00 down through Liberty's head and stops at the gown line. Right field stars are also connected with die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the choice original surfaces, attractive grading and old time eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28645438
F-105b
Choice $6500 Pie Shaped Shattered Obverse, Vertical Crack Die State, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The F-105b middle die state for the marquee 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse Die variety in F-105c terminal die state. During the F-105b middle die state, the obverse die exhibits a die crack starting at the rim and moving upward in between the 18 digits in the date and then through the right shield, Liberty's midsection, and ending at her shoulder clasp. Stars 8 is boldly repunched and Star 10 to a lesser extent. Significant radial die lines behind Liberty's lower gown are present. The 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse is only known in three distinctly different die states; early with no die crack followed by the middle die state with the vertical crack and of course, the terminal pie shaped die cracks. Originally purchased from Brian Greer during July 2000 as a raw AU and still believe this one is crusty AU. Gray-gold patina covers both sides. Conservative grading and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. The F-105b plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors reference guide. Probably the finest F-105b example known. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 1839-O
AU53
PCGS
28715637
F-103
Choice $850 Near-Gem, Rose-Gray Patina, Crisp Strike, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A special offering from the Gerry Fortin reference collection that belongs with another advanced specialist of the Liberty Seated dime series. This near-gem 1839-O F-103 dime was purchased on April 1992 immediately after Greer published his DLRC Press guidebook on the series. This dime was employed as a Grading plate coin for the No Drapery With Stars design on page 13. Interestingly, Greer employed the piece as the EF45 grade example. During 2015, PCGS assigned an AU53 grade followed by CAC providing green bean approval. It was well known during the 1990s that Brian Greer's grading standard were tight. Again this is a near-gem with crusty rose-gray patina and unabraded surfaces. How I hate to let this one go! Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 1839-O
No Drapery
VF35
PCGS
28659610
F-102
Choice $240 New May 12! Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction, Small O, Choice Original Surfaces. Second GFRC appearance with CAC approval this time around; conservatively graded. Strictly original surfaces with medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Obverse die cracks consistent with the F-102 Small O variety designation are evident. A quality No Drapery Liberty Seated dime for consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 1840
No Drapery
AU55
PCGS
28715641
F-102a
Choice HOLD
$485
New June 30! Lapped Obverse Die, Gorgeous Toning, Choice Original Example, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1840 F-102 No Drapery obverse exhibits reduced device relief on the date, rock and stars due to die polishing or lapping. However, radial die lines to the right of LIBERTY in scroll are identical to pre-lapped F-102. Gorgeous toning highlights both sides. The is a fully toned over mark in the obverse right field. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Purchased July 1990 from Bob Levi at Maine Gold & Silver (Portland, Maine) and employed as the 1840 No Drapery F-102a web-book plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. I really hate to see this one leave the fold.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
6935835
F-101
Gem $28500 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. 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 1841O Seated 1841-O
EF45
PCGS
38750400
F-109
Choice $270 Choice Original, Bold Strike, Residual Frosty Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1841-O F-109 plate coin at the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Purchased February 1995 and in my reference collection since that time. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Medium O
MS62
PCGS
21593536
F-105
Choice $3500 Rare in Mint State, Incredible Overall Strike, Perfectly Original, CAC Approved, Newtown Collection. Ex. Birmingham and Florida Collection. A marvelous 1842-O F-105 Seated dime that is once again back in GFRC inventory. This example original surfaced during 2015 from the Birmingham Collection, then into the Florida Collection, and finally settling down for a few years in the Newtown Collection. With the recent purchase of my 1842-O F-101 PCGS MS63 CAC dime, this example is back on the market. A well balance mint state specimen with hammered strike for the F-105 die pairing. The die chip at Liberty's left facing forefinger and the die blog in the right obverse field are the attribution points and bold due to hammered strike. Natural aquamarine and rose toning is consistent on both sides with some blues on the reverse. Obverse luster is a bit soft due to the thicker patina while reverse offers frosty luster with mild cartwheels. There are no abrasions that would hold this piece back from a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 blue label holder (1998-2002) with CAC approval. An important duplicate being divested by the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Medium O
AU50
PCGS OGH
3298678
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 1842O Seated 1842-O
Medium O
EF40
PCGS
34823042
F-102a
Choice HOLD
$700
Superior F-102a Offering, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Top 100 Varieties #22, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A wonderful 1842-O F-102a example to consider given the complete strike and unabraded surfaces and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Light gray patina is uniform and covers both sides. Obverse strike is especially pleasing and contrasts sharply with the shattered and worn reverse. This reverse sees considerable usage and develops numerous die cracks from the rim in the legend and wreath. This late F-102a die state was previously designated "Shattered Reverse #2" by Brian Greer in his 1992 guidebook. The F-102a die state is listed within the Top 100 Varieties set due to the abundance of reverse die cracks. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A gem original offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Medium O
VF30
PCGS
38750621
F-107
Choice $335 Shattered Reverse #3, Medium O, Interim Die State, Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1842-O F-107 obverse die can be easily diagnosed via a die gouge at Liberty's left facing index finger. During a second reverse die pairing, the obverse is lapped resulting in weak obverse devices. As striking continue, the reverse develops a die crack at STATE(S) to rim. That die crack starts off as a round die blog (interim die state) and expands to a heavy die crack during later die states. The Fortin Reference Collection is selling off its last two F-107 examples. This interim die state VF30 specimen features choice original surfaces covered with olive-gold patina on the obverse and gun metal gray-blue on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1844 Seated 1844
VF30
PCGS
38299232
F-102
Choice $785 Little Orphan Annie, Thick Crusty Patina, Choice Original Gray, Residual Mint Frost, CAC Approval.. A perfectly original example of the popular 1844 date that is often referred to as the Little Orphan Annie date due to 1930s promotion by Frank C. Ross. This offering is a consummate example of thick crusty natural patina. Under that patina is residual mint frost as seen throughout the reverse legend and within the denomination. Strike is typical for the date which means some weakness at the head, gown line, and throughout the reverse wreath and bow knot. PCGS grading is conservative based on wear alone. The residual mint frost suggests a higher grade. CAC was in agreement and provided green bean approval. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 1845
AU55
PCGS
30694453
F-104
Choice $350 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Lapped Repunched Date Dies, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Accurately Graded. The 1845 F-104 plate coin for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-104 die variety captures late die state dies after being lapped and removing repunching on the 45 digits. This example is choice original with crusty gray-olive patina and no blemishes whatsoever. Held in the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collectio since the late 1990s and back on the GFRC price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1849 Seated 1849
Repunched Date
EF40
PCGS
30447877
F-104
Gem $325 New June 30! Repunched 8 and 9, Prior Listings as 1849/8 Overdate, Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Both Ahwash and Breen listed the F-104 obverse as the 1849/8 Overdate, while Greer suggested that the 1849/8 is only a repunched date. During development of the Seated dime web-book, close inspection of several F-104 examples under high power stereo microscope, Ied me to agree with Greer that the traces of the originally punched digits in the upper loops of 8 and 9 are that of an 8 and 9 and not 8 and 8. This conclusion is based on the shapes and rotations of the upper ovals of the 8 and 9. The offered example is gem original at the assigned grade level. How I hate to part with this example after holding it since May 1995. This piece was purchased directly from Brian Greer after he used the coin for the F-104 macro image within his "Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes" published by DLRC Press. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. The 1849 F-104 web-book plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors thome.
Seated 10C 1849O Seated 1849-O
Large O
VF30
NGC
4206292008
F-101b
Original $350 New May 14! Large O, Late Die State, Original Uniform Light Gray, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection . 1849 New Orleans Large O coinage is notorious for being weakly struck. During later die states with a crack reverse die (F-101b), the obverse is always weak with flat heads and stars being the rule. This example, from the Tenafly Collection, is typical and is undegraded based on wear at the assigned VF30 grade level. This example is a full EF40 if not better, but the TPG will net grade the strike. CAC review resulted in a green bean due to strictly original surfaces and conservative grading. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1850 Seated 1850
MS63
NGC Fatty
298413015
F-107a
Choice $885 New May 12! Cracked Dies, Proof Like Fields, Peripheral Rose-Blues, Complete Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful Mint State 1850 F-107a example that continues to serve as the F-107a plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online resource. Obverse fields are moderately proof like while the reverse features frosty surfaces. Bright light vewing is fun as one can enjoy two different types of luster (reflective and frosty) on the same coin. Peripheral rose and blues substantially enhance the eye appeal. A no question original example that was worthy of CAC approval. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with brown outlined label along with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1852 Seated 1852
AU58
PCGS
26203907
F-110
Choice $315 New May 26! High Level Date, Golden Mint Frost, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Golden frosty luster and swirling cartwheels are most pleasing on this fully struck 1852 F-110 Seated dime. This piece glows during bright light inspection much to my enjoyment. The F-110 die variety is easily attributed by a high level date and obverse die lines through Liberty's left facing hand and adjacent gown lines. How can you resist this wonderful Twin Lakes Collection offering given the AU58 grade and CAC approval? Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS64
NGC Fatty
157157004
F-108
Gem $1100 Unhubbed Arrows & Date, Gem Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. A magnificent F-108 1853 with arrows dime that would be an excellent inclusion into an advanced date and mintmark set or type set. This gem is housed in old NGC Fatty holder with brown label along with CAC approval. Eye appeal is driven by a combination of brilliant frosty luster, swirling cartwheels, and old album peripheral toning. GFRC images provide an accurate representation of the coloring and toning patterns. Strike is absolutely hammered and one of the best struck 1853 dimes seen in a long time. Heavily impressed die clash marks are seen on both sides. If this piece does not sell quickly, it will most likely be added to the Gerry Fortin CAC only Liberty Seated dime set on the Open Registry. This offering is that special!
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
29760200

Choice $700 Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Crusty Olive-Gold, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Great Type Coin Offering. Hubbed Arrows and Date hub design. This super 1853 with arrows dime is 100% original with crusty olive-gold obverse patina and light burnt gold coloring on the reverse. Surfaces produce frosty cartwheel that is more pronounced on the reverse due to the lighter toning. Strike is hammered with no device weakness whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A great potential With Arrows type coin for fans of old time surfaces.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
VG08
PCGS
37211501
F-102
Choice $695 Shattered Obverse, Popular Top 100 Variety, Natural Gray Toning, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1854 New Orleans struck dimes include the popular shattered obverse variety with a massive die crack that encircles the obverse. Late die examples form a shelf like boundary between the date area and the rim denticles. I like to call this phenomenon, "shelf metal" as the working die has completely broken apart and is floating inside the jig. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection brings a well circulated original specimen with CAC approval. Though the grade is only VG08, the shelf metal at the date and encircling die cracks are bold under a 10x loupe. Reverse devices are also well formed including a high elevated rim. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label presents the attribution as, "Arrows, F-102 Large O".
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
MS64
PCGS
21272615
F-103
Choice $1250 Small Date, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Tannish Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1856 Small Date F-103 web-book plate and in the Fortin Collection since 1990. I really hate to sell this lovely dime as one of the mint state pieces acquired decades ago. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1857 Seated 1857
PF64
NGC
685163003
F-101
Gem $4750 F-101 Proof Strike, Rare Early Date, Ex. Pittman Collection, CAC Approval, Watery Mirrors, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. Pittman Collection and off the market since April 2002 in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. A boldly reflective example of the early 1857 proof rarity. Watery mirrored fields offer brilliant clarity and reflectivity. An absolutely hammered strike with all devices being sharply struck and defined in high relief. A transparent thin golden film covers the surfaces on both sides. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed the lightest ancient obverse field lines which account for the assigned grade on this highly appealing Gem offering. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality, overall eye appeal and quality consistent with the Pittman pedigree. An important opportunity for the astute Liberty Seated dime advanced collector to snag a piece of numismatic history. The F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1857O Seated 1857-O
MS63
PCGS
36911459
F-101
Gem HOLD
$825
Beautiful PQ Gem, Very Early F-101 Die State, JUST BUY IT NOW!. This gorgeous 1857-O F-102 dime warrants an immediately JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as a premium quality gem. Old time coloring is incredibly attractive and accentuated by sharp reflective luster. Bright light inspection exposes wonderful center rose-gold and peripheral blues on the obverse while the reverse features burnt gold with a hint of blue on top of the rims. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has a single upper right leaf cluster that is not fully defined; typical for the date. After careful and thorough die variety attribution, I've concluded this offering is a very early F-101 die state without the reverse die crack through AMERIC(A). The sharp reflective luster is consistent with freshly polished dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 1859
MS65
NGC
1804215019
F-107
Gem $2200 Gem Original, Gorgeous Peripheral Sky Blue Toning, Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. An eye catching 1859 F-107 dime with classic iridescent toning that is nicely framed by a peripheral sky blue ring and lighter internal burnt gold shades. Toning rings are consistent on both sides. Strike is typical for the date with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and within the upper Left wreath devices. A careful 10x loupe review revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another superior offering from the Osprey Collection and important set building opportunity for the sophisticated collector.
Seated 10C 1860 Seated 1860
MS63
PCGS
5244851
F-103
Choice HOLD
$625
New June 23! Superb Eye Appeal, Lustrous Cartwheels, Peripheral Rose-Gold Toning, Sharp Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation on this 1860 F-103 dime from my own reference collection. This 1860 Type 1 design dime offers superb eye appeal and will become a prized possession. Thick frosty luster and shimmering cartwheels are readily apparent during bright light inspection. Rose-gold coloring covers most of the obverse along with peripheral toning on the reverse. Fields are entirely unabraded and pleasing. Why this piece is not in an MS64 holder is a question to be asked. Purchased from a young Jason Carter during June 1995 when he worked at Heritage Auctions. Jason would identify top quality Liberty Seated dimesd and send them in a box with invoice and note that read, "Just buy those..." Part of the Gerry Fortin Collection for 25 years and employed as the 1860 F-103 plate coin at the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. A special offering that is housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. Yes, the asking price might seem high until this piece is viewed in hand.
Seated 10C 1860O Seated 1860-O
VF25
PCGS
28645590
F-101
Choice $2975 Important Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Ex. Outback and Newtown Collections. Key Civil War date in a special preservation state. Serious Liberty Seated dime collectors recognize how difficult it is to located choice examples of the 1860 New Orleans date. Mintage is tiny at 40,000 with most being lost and rediscovered in Civil War battlefields. Then there is the Type 1 obverse design hub that has weak relief and wears down quickly. Probably 80% of the surviving examples have some amount of environmental damage or have been repaired enough to be certified by the TPGs. This example is different and offers traditional gray patina that we associate with natural toned silver; it is one of the few I've seen. GFRC originally sold this example into the Newtown Collection after locating privately. Tthe Newtown Collection consigner upgraded this example and then sold into the Outback Collection. Now it is back with GFRC for another release back to the marketplace. If you are a passionate Liberty Seated dime fan, then consider this example even if your coin is a slightly higher grade. The eye appeal should exceed most that are available. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1862 Seated 1862
MS64
NGC
1744074002
F-101a
Choice $675 New June 22! Circulated Strike from Proof Dies, Mirrored Fields, Crusty Olive-Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An interesting 1862 Liberty Seated dime from the Gerry Fortin Collection. Originally purchased during January 2004 as a raw proof strike. Subsequent NGC grading resulted in a circulation strike designation. Fields are mirrored supporting a proof strike while the sharpness of the primary devices would indicate a business strike from reused proof dies. Crusty olive-gold patina covers both sides. Bright light inspection melts away the patina to reveal mirrored fields and crisp reflective luster. Being offered at asking price (with CAC approval) below my original "proof" purchase price. This piece brings much eye appeal and intrigue to the new owner. One cannot go wrong with a purchase as a higher end circulation strike. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and fresh CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1862S Seated 1862-S
VF25
PCGS
27157441
F-101
Choice $750 Popular Civil War Date, Natural Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Original Overall, Under Construction Collection. This well preserved 1862-S dime is about as nice as one could expect at the assigned VF25 grade. Unabraded surfaces are toned a natural gun metal gray. Some reverse verdigris on the upper left wreath screams originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Another splendid offering from the Under Construction Collection that is accurately captured by GFRC photography.
Seated 10C 1863S Seated 1863-S
VF25
PCGS
18540835
F-101
Choice $485 Civil War San Francisco Date, Lovely Natural Gray Surfaces, Overall Choice, CAC Approval, Under Construction Collection. No much needs to be written about this choice 1863-S dime. CAC approval rewards natural gray surfaces that John Albanese loves to sticker. Strike is above average with strong residual lettering at STATES OF. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this one if building a circulated grade collection; this one is about as nice as they come for the grade.
Seated 10C 1864S Seated 1864-S
VF35
NGC
3274538013
F-101
Choice $750 New June 22! Civil War S Mint, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. A near-gem at grade 1864 San Francisco strike to consider. Both sides are covered with natural gray patina with slight darker fields on the reverse. Obverse strike is well executed with full letters at STATES OF along with a bold gown line. Only Liberty's hair curls are not fully struck. When first inspecting this strictly original Civil War dime, I thought it was a choice EF piece. What a surprise to see the VF35 assigned grade. Based on my years of studying Liberty Seated dimes, this piece is undegraded due to full clasp and complete gown line. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1866 Seated 1866
MS63
PCGS Rattler
7271591
F-102b
Choice $3250 Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. The end of the Civil War had arrived but Philadelphia Seated dime mintages would not recover until 1868. Mintage for the date is a tiny 8,000 strikes. 1866 circulated survivors are rare with some availability in Mint State. With the move to CAC approved early type, GFRC is pleased to be offering this PCGS MS63 graded example. CAC approval for the date is only sixteen total with two at MS63. This example is a no question circulation strike with luster that is somewhere between frosty and reflective. The obverse fields do have some light chatter which is reflected in the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval. Another important GFRC offering for the Liberty Seated dime specialist.
Seated 10C 1867 Seated 1867
PR65CAM
PCGS
50012598
F-103
Gem $1875 Repunched Date, Proof Strike, Watery Mirrors, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1867 Philadelphia strikes are a series key date with merely 6,000 circulation strikes and 625 proofs. Proof strikes have always been in high demand for filling the 1867 date slot in any collection as circulation strikes are rarely seen in upper grade levels. The time has arrived to sell my 1867 F-103 web-book plate coin for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. This example is a gem proof that exhibit watery fields covered with copper-gold and blue shades. Fields are highly reflective resulting in pleasing bright light viewing. Date repunching is clear on three of the four digits. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 1867-S
EF40
PCGS
36266046
F-102a
Gem $1600 Few Known, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Grease Filled Dies, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. During Greer's Liberty Seated Dime die variety research (prior to 1992), he located a high grade example of the 1867-S F-102 die pair that exhibits a very weak date. He suggested that a filled die could have produced this variety. Closer examination of other obverse device elements on Greer discovery coin (this offering) revealed additional irregular or missing features. Close inspection of GFRC images will reveal that the horizontal shield lines have inconsistent width from the left to right sides of the shield. The letters in UNITED are weakly struck with missing serifs or feet. An obverse die with residual surface grease could be a credible explanation for the inconsistent features of Variety 102a. The Greer coin become part of the Fortin collection and is the F-102a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. This important specimen was sold into an LSCC member collection during 2018 and was purchased back during the 2020 FUN show. It now returns to the GFRC price list for a second appearance. A circulated gem that is housed in PCGS 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label features the F-102a attribution.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 1867-S
VF30
PCGS
19578419
F-101
Choice $600 Challenging San Francisco Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Under Construction Collection. The Under Construction Collection is back on the numismatic scene with a well preserved 1867 San Francisco strike. Naturally toned surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with classic gun metal gray patina. Strike is above average for San Francisco Civil War date; all obverse legend lettering is fully defined with just a touch of weakness at Liberty Head. A thoroughly pleasing example of the date and worthy of its CAC approval. CAC has only approved twenty-three examples in all grades and three at VF30. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1868 Seated 1868
AU55
PCGS
36240349
F-108
Choice $695 Scarce Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Low population at PCGS and CAC. The divestment of my collection is helping supply the long standing demand for CAC approved examples in the marketplace. A crusty original example that was purchased from Brian Greer way back during 1993. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection and plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
AU55
PCGS
31916910
F-101a
Choice $625 Challenging Date, Frosty Luster, Heavily Eroded Dies, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Twin Lakes Collection. Mintage for 1869 San Francisco strikes is 450,000 with low survival rates. At the AU50 through AU58 grade level, PCGS has graded seventeen total. CAC has only approved nineteen with seven in all AU grades. This example is one of the seven and a late die state F-101a die pairing. Die bulging and heavy metal flow lines are immediately evident at the center obverse indicating extensive usage of dies. The reverse die is also eroded and clashed. Regardless of die erosion, this example is well struck and offers frosty luster. A most pleasing example that is accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Previously sold into the Twin Lakes Collection and recently upgraded. I'm pleased to offer this one again!
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
AU50
PCGS
36240357
F-102
Choice $500 F-102 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Worn Dies, Accurately Graded. An exceptional well preserved 1869-S F-102 example with crusty gray patina on both sides. Mint frost surrounds the legend, reverse wreath and is found inside the gown folds. Residual luster has a steely texture. Reverse die is starting to exhibit die erosion that results in thick "orange peel" fields during later die states. Fully struck without any blemishes worthy of mention. CAC has only approved a total of ninteen (19) in all grades and two at the AU50 level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another important offering from the the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1870 Seated 1870
MS62
PCGS
38125782
F-104
Choice $475 New June 2! Repunched Date, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Choice Original, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1870 repunched date has proven to be popular with collectors and was included in the Top 100 Varieties set. On this crusty original Mint State example from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection, repunching is obvious on the 8 and 0 digits in the date. This is a typical CAC approved Liberty Seated dime due to strict originality as witness by a thick patina gray-gold patina that covers both sides. Strike is completely executed with partial wire rims. if in the market for the 1870 for a date/mintmark set or Top 100 Varieties set, this offering would meet those needs. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please note the upper obverse has some holder haze that impacts the image clarity.
Seated 10C 1871 Seated 1871
MS62
NGC
5742957007
F-102a
Choice $450 Circulation Strike From Proof Dies, Lavendar-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. 1871 CAC approved Seated dimes are not often seen. The GFRC Sales Archive list a lone MS63 plus a few at the AU grade level. I could not pass up this choice original specimen for inventory. Struck from dies previous employed for proof strikes. Rich frosty luster is evident on both sides though a bit muted by the thick patina. A lavender-gray skin covers the obverse while the reverse is toned a deep aquamarine-gold. A die crack below the reverse ribbon bow is the key marker for the F-102a die variety. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 1872
AU53
PCGS
38625634
F-109a
Choice $225 New June 3! Misplaced 2 in Base, Crusty Choice Original, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. I've seen a fair number of 1872 Misplaced 2 digit in the base examples in a numismatic career. Few have been seen as choice as this AU53 certified example that also warranted CAC approval. Thick crusty gray patina covers both sides. Surfaces are entirely choice. Partial steely luster is able to peek through the thick toning during bright light inspection. I love the heavy gun metal gray-blue toning on the reverse that speak volumes for the coin's originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1872CC Seated 1872-CC
AG3
NGC
3430440002
F-101
Choice New Price
$1395
New May 21! Honest Wear, Scarce Carson city Date, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Price Reduction - May 21, 2020 - A well worn but still choice original example struck by the Carson City mint during 1872. Though the 1872 date is the least challenging to locate amoung the big four Carson City dates (1871-CC, 1872-CC, 1873-CC, 1874-CC), finding strictly original and problem free examples is a completely different story. Accurately graded as obverse and reverse rims are partially worn through. Surfaces are toned a natural light gray. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view and CAC approval. An accurately graded offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
80503930
F-114
Choice $215 With Arrows Type, Low Level Date, Brown-Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Massachusetts Collection. The Massachusetts Collection consignor has been busy upgrading his marvelous set on the GFRC Open Set Registry. As a result, this choice original 1873 With Arrows dime is available. Unlike, a portion of the 1853, and all 1854 plus 1855 mintage, 1873 With Arrows strikes saw the date digits and arrows punched separately into the obverse die. Many die varieties have been identified and cataloged including this F-110 with a distinctive low date. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing. Overall toning is a brownish-gray. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
13676415
F-115
Choice $185 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! With Arrows Type, Classic Gray-Gold Coloring, Typical Strike. Perfect With Arrows type coin for a mid circulated grade types set. CAC approval validates the strict original and accurate grading. Surfaces are covered lovely gray-gold skin on both sides. Strike is typical with blemish free fields and devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
PR63
PCGS
2741109
F-102
Choice $600 Gorgeous Proof Strike, Mirrored Surfaces, Center Rose Surrounded by Peripheral Blues, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A gorgeous 1875 proof strike that warrants an immediate JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Fields are mirrored and without hairlines at the assigned grade. Rose centers are surrounded by peripheral blues on both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval. This lovely proof strike also served as the F-102 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online resource. How can you go wrong at the asking price?
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS66+
PCGS
33170725
F-121
Gem $1350 Chin Whiskers Obverse, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Blast White Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Amazing how GFRC presently has two magnificent 1875 F-121 Chin Whiskers dimes in inventory at the same time. This example is from the important Woodlands Collection and also belongs in one of the finest collections being assembled. Mint frost is evenly distributed throughout the obverse and reverse main devices and surrounding fields. Frosty cartwheel luster has a creamy texture and is pleasing. Strike is complete with the unpolished lathe cutting lines on lower obverse crisply defined along with the "chin whiskers". Other than a tiny contact mark to the left of the date, surfaces are perfect. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS has graded only seven at the MS66+ level with six better. GFRC is pleased to have two of the seven MS66+ 1875 dimes in inventory at once. A fine numismatic property from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS65
PCGS
18084393
F-103
Gem New Price
$700
New June 17! Excessively Rusted Obverse, Thick Gold and Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - The 1875 F-103 die pairing is easily attributed by an excessively rusted obverse die. This PCGS MS65 example is strict original with gem surfaces. Frosty cartwheel luster is bold and action under a light source. Obverse is toned an even copper gold while the reverse is covered by a thick gray skin. Device details within the GFRC images are limited by the excessive rust on the obverse and the darker reverse toning that provides limited contrast between fields and major devices. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognized the strict originality and luster consistent with the MS65 grade level. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS64
PCGS
37217069
F-103
Gem $500 Rusted Obverse Die, Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Vibrant Cartwheels, Gem Original, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1875 F-103 die variety can be easily attributed via a rusted obverse die that is atypical for that date. The obverse die is well rusted with granular surfaces. The die rust is excessive in the shield area and throughout Liberty's body. There is a slight depression in the shield between shield lines 7 and 8. Interestingly, the obverse is paired with a reverse exhibiting no rust artifacts and lightly mirrored fields. This is a fantastic offering that was purchased raw March 2001 and became the 1875 F-103 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Obverse satiny luster is consistent with the granular surfaces while the reverse offers reflective cartwheels. I've enjoyed owning this lovely gem and time to find a new home. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
AU58
NGC Fatty
213581004
Unlisted
Choice $185 New June 22! Unlisted Date Furthest Right, Frosty Luster, Peripheral Old Album Toning, CAC Approval. I'm not surprised to find the occasional unlisted die pairing when handling common dates. Case in point is this lovely 1875 dime with the date punch positioned furthest right and no listed in the web-book. Thick frosty luster is active on both sides. Peripheral gold and blues dominate the obverse while the reverse is toned mostly gold with a patch of dark blue at the lower let wreath. Accurately graded and housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
AU50
PCGS
38294441
F-107
Choice New Price
$375
New May 21! Misplaced Date, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Rose-Gold Patina, Popular Top 100 Variety Set Entry, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Price Reduction - May 21, 2020 - Have Liberty Seated dime die variety collectors considered building a Top 100 Varieties set with only CAC approved specimens. This would be a challenging project that could be immediately launched with the purchase of this choice original 1875 F-107 Misplaced Date dime. The bold top of a misplaced 1 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the 8 in the date. Traces of the top loop of an 8 digit are also visible in the denticles below the 7 in the date. The obverse die is heavily clashed on most examples of this variety. Interestingly, this AuburnNY Accordian offering does not have die clashing indicating an early die state strike. Surfaces are covered with a semi-transparent rose-gold patina that adds to the overall eye appeal. Strike is typical for the variety. Fields are unabraded and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this splendid example.
Seated 10C 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
Below Wreath
MS62
PCGS
37217080
F-106
Choice $950 Below Wreath, Peripheral Reddish-Gold, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A splendidly original 1875-CC Below Wreath example that was employed as the plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. Naturally toned surfaces produce attractive frosty luster during bright light inspection. Overall coloring is a reddish-gold. Obverse strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Another one of my favorite 1875-CC dimes that I hate to sell.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU58
PCGS
60159883
F-111
Choice $825 Misplaced 76 Digits, Rare AU58 CAC Offering, Mirrored Fields, Top 100 Varieties Set, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A spectacular occurrence of a two digit blundered date is found on the 1876-CC F-111 die variety. The extra bases of the 76 digits are centered on either side of the right scroll end. The two misplaced bases of the 6 digit are easily seen to the right of the scroll end. The bases of the 7 digit can be found in the lower fold of the scroll, directly below LIBERT(Y). In later die states, a die crack appears above Liberty's head down to the Liberty cap and into (O)F. Initial strikes of this die pairing will be found with moderately mirrored fields as is the case for this offering. Bright light inspection exposes reflective luster from fields that could be described as "watery". A tannish gold patina is uniform on both sides as a testament to strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder with CAC approval. A superior example and one of the last available from the Fortin reference collection. If constructing an advanced Top 100 Varieties set, this example would fit in well.
Seated 10C 1876S Seated 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS63
NGC
296868002
F-112
Choice $485 Very High Level Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe. The Type 1 Reverse F-112 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during November 1996 and sitting in a Maine bank box since that time. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1877 Seated 1877
Type 2 Reverse
VG08
PCGS
38294443
F-105
Choice $185 Rare Misplaced Date Variety, Type II Reverse, Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. I have serious respect for the 1877 F-105 Misplaced Date die variety given its rarity. Nearly all examples seen have been circulated in the Fine through Extra Fine grades. This variety is very rare in AU or better. For those who are not familiar, an extra base of a 1 digit is visible in the rock directly above the 8 digit in the date. Only a handful of examples have been seen since its discovery by Jason Carter back in 1991. Now the AuburnNY Accordian Collection provides a wonderful CAC approved example for consideration. Though worn, this specimen has natural gray toned surfaces and the misplaced 1 digit visible under 10x loupe. Surfaces are well preserved and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label illustrates the die variety with the following notation, "F-105, Type 2 Rev MPD".
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
21700877
F-107
Choice $1300 Type 1 Reverse, Die Scratch Through Neck, Near Gem Orignal Surfaces, Huge Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 die pairing offers many die diagnostics and is straigthforward to attributed. The most obvious diagnostic is a long diagonal die scratch that starts above Liberty's facing left breast and ends under her ear. The top loop of an 8 digit has been misplaced in the base, slightly to the left of the pendant. On this Type I reverse, die doubling within the denomination is significant and is obviously at O(NE) D(IME). This near gem original specimen is fully strike and had huge cartwheel luster under a light source. Both sides are covered with light gold patina. Old time quality that is accurately graded to old time standards. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990 along with CAC approval. The 1877-CC Type 1 F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS63
PCGS
40042960
F-102
Choice $850 F-102 Web-Book Plate Coin, Near-Gem Original, Rich Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. GFRC proudly presents a near-gem original example of the 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-102 die pairing. The F-102 obverse 2 exhibits a Denticles Ruler position of 1L and a die crack along the bottom of the date digits. The F-102 reverse is doubled with the most significant die doubling seen on ON(E) and DI(ME). There is a die defect midway on the diagonal of O(N)E. The offered example is the 1876-S Type 1 Reverse F-124 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for the Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors aka, Seated dime web-book. Purchased way back during January 1992 at the Winter FUN show in raw condition and subsequently graded during the 2002 timeframe. Surfaces offer rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Fully struck with semi-transparent metallic gray-gold patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. One of my favorite 1877-CC dime and difficult to part with.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU58
PCGS
37217092
F-106
Choice $375 Repunched 18, Doubled Die Reverse, Frosty Light Gold Luster, Fully Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. There are many diagnostic points on the 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 die variety. The obverse has a large die rust patch in the lower gown along with repunching above the bases of the 1 digit in the date. The offered example was purchased during December 2000 and remained as a raw coin in the reference collection. Rich frosty luster and cartwheels are most pleasing. Strike is complete with bold devices on both sides. Choice surfaces lack any abrasions. This love dime its the 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1877S Seated 1877-S
MS64
PCGS
38431291
F-110
Choice $1275 New June 2! Only CAC Approved at Grade, Satiny Luster, Active Cartwheels, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Liberty Seated dime specialist have known for years that 1877 San Francisco strikes are far from common in Mint State. Actually the opposite is true. Regardless of a mintage of 2,340,500, CAC has only approved nineteen examples in all grades; thirteen being in Mint State. Mint State rarity for this date brings a challenge for those building advanced sets. This offering, from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection, is the lone specimen CAC approved at the MS64 grade. Surfaces are 100% original with satiny luster and active cartwheels. Luster is brilliant though slightly muted by the speckled gray obverse patina. Fields are unabraded while the strike is essentially complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A wonderful example that would be an excellent long term hold.
Seated 10C 1879 Seated 1879
PR64
PCGS
2880022
F-102
Choice $785 Near Gem Original, Gray, Rose and Blue Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck, Accurate Grading. A near gem 1879 proof strike with attractive in hand and bright light toning. The F-102 die pairing is easily attributed by a weakly hubbed base above the 879 digits and was used for both proof and circulation strikes. Surfaces are perfect original with rose gray hues during in hand inspection. Adding a light source exposes reflective sky blue and rose mirrored fields. Overall strike is well executed and there are no blemishes whatsoever. The assigned PR64 grade captures the available reflective luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 1882
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25505304
F-101
Gem New Price
$2295
New May 25! F-101, Spectacular Cameo Proof, Watery Mirrors, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection consignor is back with a newly divested duplicate from his spectacular type coin collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering this high grade 1882 Cameo proof that is only one of four graded at the PCGS MS66+ Cameo level. I have seen two of the other specimens at this grade level and they are heavily toned as compare to the bold eye appeal of this lightly toned example. Both sides feature watery mirrors and highly reflective cartwheel lustrous. A faint gold skin is seen at the peripheries. The strike is pinpoint-sharp and there are no obvious contact marks on either side. Eye appeal is superior and consistent with duplicates from the Winesteven Collection. Last CoinFacts record dates back to January 2013 with HA priced realized of $2820. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert along with CAC approval. A magnificent duplicate from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 1884
MS65
PCGS
21338416
F-104
Gem $985 Goregous Gem, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Aegean-Blue and Rose Patina, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A gorgeous gem with rich satiny cartwheel luster and substantial eye appeal. Coloring is heavy Aegean-blue surrounding inner rose on the obverse and mostly light rose on the reverse with a thin peripheral Aegean-blue ring. Strike is near complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. This is typical for the With Legend design hub and fully strike heads are very scarce and prized. Housed in Gen 4.1 PCGS holder with CAC approval. Purchased at November 2003 NYC Heritage Auction for the all in price of $1035. This offering is the 1884 F-104 plate coin at the online die variety guide entitled The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 1884
MS63
PCGS
3453809
F-110
Gem New Price
$325
New June 17! Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - The Newtown Collection consignor has definitely advanced his collecting skills based on this round of divested duplicates. Offered here is a gem original 1884 that is conservatively graded in current PCGS old blue label holder dating back to the early 2000 timeframe. Is this dime typical of the grading standards before TPG grade inflation? The lovely gem offers bright cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of copper gold patina. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch a weakness at the top of Liberty's head, but let's remember that this is better than average for a With Legend obverse strike. CAC approved and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How I wish that all MS63 graded dimes could look like this example.
Seated 10C 1884S Seated 1884-S
AU50
PCGS
30718076
F-105
Choice $325 Iridescent Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1884 San Francisco strike with iridescent patina throughout obverse and reverse. Center rose is surround by aquamarine shades on the obverse while the reverse is pastel green with a thin golden ring at the periphery. Well struck for Type 2 Hub dies. The F-105 die pairing can be attributed by a Small S mintmark is that is boldly punched into the reverse die. Housed in 2014 Gen 5.0 PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
34477332
F-107
Gem $695 Gorgeous Rose-Blue Toning, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1885 Liberty Seated dime for a collector assembling an advanced mint state set. One would be hard pressed to upgrade this MS65 due to the old time originality and beautiful toning. Let's start with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that activates the colorful patina. Obverse is mostly gold-rose with some blues. Rose dominates the reverse with a lovely sky blue arc at the rim. Strike is excellent for the F-107 die variety as these come weak on the upper obverse. Actually, this high grade F-107 revealed a die defect on D(I)ME that needs to be captured in the web-book. Therefore, this example will become the new F-107 web-book plate coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Viewing this lovely piece in hand would immediately explain the CAC approval. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
25025400
F-104
Gem New Price
$775
New June 17! Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - A gem original example of the F-104 Misplaced Date in Denticles die variety. The top of an extra 8 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the normal 8 digit. This example features brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. Strike is essentially complete with hammered reverse devices but with some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Given that most Type 2 obverse hub strikes are generally weakly struck, this offering is above average. There are no surface abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A recently upgraded example from the Newtown Collection that warrants serious consideration for Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set collectors.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS65
PCGS
5765223
F-105
Gem $1100 Repunched 86 Digits, Gem Original, Golden Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, One of the Finest Examples of F-105 Variety, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Repunching of the 86 digits is well defined and easily seen in the images. One of the finest F-105 examples known while assembling the "web-book". Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with dazzling cartwheel effects. A transparent golden skin covers both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval is obviously warranted given the super originality, bold luster and eye appeal. Sold into the Cleveland Collection's Top 100 Variety set several years ago and now back on the market for the next passionate collector.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
AU58
PCGS
27364016
F-117
Gem HOLD
$175
New May 26! Heavily Eroded Dies, Satiny Luster, Active Cartwheels, Gem Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. A superb 1886 F-117 Liberty Seated dime with superb preservation that warrants a GFRC gem original quality rating. The F-117 die variety is easily attributed by an obverse strike with heavy die erosion. Deep metal flows lines radiate from the die center to the rim. Obverse field texture is approaching the "orange peel" appearance. Reverse die cracks are consistent with Liberty Seated dime web-book diagnostics. I believe this piece is actually Mint State with MS62 being an accurate grade. Dimes with heavy die erosion are particularly difficult to grade. A quality Twin Lakes Collection offering that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Ideal for the die variety specialist.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
EF45
PCGS
39198440
F-107
Choice $150 New June 2! Scarcer Repunched Date Variety, Choice Original, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Liberty Seated die variety collectors should pay special attention to this offering. Though the 1886 F-105 repunched date secures all the attention since being in the Top 100 Varieties set, this F-107 repunched date is much scarcer. Years ago, a 50% premium was listed in the Seated dime web-book for the F-107 die pairing and rightly so. CAC approval was absolutely warranted for this lovely example. Surfaces are toned an even light gray with embedded olive shades. Grading is conservative. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 1887
MS65
PCGS
21644249
Unlisted
Gem $895 Gem Eye Candy, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Center Aquamarine, Peripheral Gold, Newtown Collection. A marvelous piece of multi-color eye candy to dress up any Liberty Seated dime collector. Bright light viewing is an absolutely pleasure given the rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Center aquamarine is well framed by peripheral gold. Struck from an unlisted die pair. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. The holder is quite old with some plastic haze on the lower reverse that is impacting the vewing of the device details. Eventually, this dime should be reholdered to allow complete access to its beauty.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670

Gem $625 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Ex. Woodlands Collection, Gem Original, Satiny Aquamarine Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. A gem 1887 Philadelphia Seated dime that offers satiny cartwheel luster. Obverse is covered with a layer of transparent aquamarine patina that adds faint golden hues when view under bright light. The reverse is similar with the golden coloring being more dominant at the rims. Strike is 100% complete with bold obverse devices and complete head details. Reverse strike is fully impressed including the pesky upper left wheat grains that are a chronic issue for With Legend dimes. Let's discuss the recent provenance; first consigned by the Birmingham Collection during late 2014 and acquired by the Woodlands Collection. Then sold from the Woodlands Collection into the Tenafly Collection, Now back on the market and should receive strong consideration. It will take patience and effort to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
MS65
NGC
1748303003
F-101
Gem $925 New May 29! Scarce in Gem, Fiery Orange-Gold Luster, Steely Surfaces, Full Strike. Think of an old time proofs when considering this pleasing 1887-S dime. In-hand viewing accentuates mostly steely grays with peripheral gold. Bright light inspection shifts the visual dynamics to fiery orange-gold luster on both sides with some center grays. This is a no question gem dime that is entombed in a well worn holder. The old style NGC holders block angular lighting which enhances surface brightness and eye appeal. This piece deserves to be reholdered in the future and will blossom as a result. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
AU55
PCGS
10348063
F-110
Choice $150 New June 22! Choice Original, Golden-Gray Toning, Unabraded Surfaces. If in the market for an AU Liberty Seated dime as a type coin, this 1887-S might be the right candidate. Unabraded surfaces are covered with a mottled golden-gray patina on both sides. There is ample frost luster that is beyond the assigned grade level. Bright light inspection exposes active cartwheels. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 1888
MS66
PCGS
25688726
F-116
Gem $1150 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Gem Original, Pastel Aquamarine and Gold Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck. Ex. Woodlands Collection. What an exceptional 1888 dime! Bold frosty luster accentuates the nearly transparent patina. Eye appeal is high whether viewing in hand or swirling under bright light. In hand coloring is a combination of light pastel colors including aquamarine and gold shades. Add a light source and the fun kicks in. The frosty cartwheel luster is activated with the coloring becoming much more vivid. This piece is fully struck with well defined head details and wheat grains in the upper left wreath. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A superb specimen that belong in another advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 1888
MS62
NGC
4478240073
F-119
Gem $295 New June 22! Gem Original, Steely Gray-Rose Surfaces, Sharp Wire Rims, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. An exceptional example of the 1888 F-119 die pairing with hammered strike. Device details are so crisp in the GFRC images that I'm updating the web-book with this piece as the new plate coin. A gem in terms of preservation state with sharp wire rims and steely fields. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Brighter luster would easily warrant a two point higher mint state grade as all the other evaluation parameters are perfect. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An impressive offering that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Trust me on this one.....
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65
NGC
958035003
F-110
Gem $985 Repunched 889, Gem Original, Golden-Aquamarine Patina, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A difficult 1889 Philadelphia die variety with repunching inside the lower loops of 88 and above the tail of the 9 digit. First listed by Fortin. This offering has to be one of the finest examples extant as I've seen few in my collecting career. Gem original surfaces are covered with semi-transparent golden-aquamarine patina. Frosty luster is brilliant with bold cartwheels during bright light viewing. The F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Purchased April 2003 and in the Fortin collection since that time. I really hate to let this one go but all die variety dimes must be eventually sold.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65
PCGS
15023182
F-116
Gem New Price
$795
New June 17! Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Perpherial Toning, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - Ex. Osprey Collection. A spectular 1889 Seated dime with glowing frosty luster. Surface toning is limited to golden and rose shades mostly concentrated near the rims. Strike is typical for With Legend dimes during the 1882 through 1891 era. There is weakness at Liberty's head and on the upper left wheat grains as is frequently seen. Eye appeal is high due to brilliant frosty luster that dominates during in hand and bright light viewing. This lovely dime is housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and is conservatively graded. In summary, luster, surfaces, color and grading fully warrant CAC approval on this Newtown Collection offering.
Seated 10C 1889S Seated 1889-S
AU58
NGC
3086443003
F-102
Choice $365 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Medium S Reverse, Repunched 1, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina . The 1889-S F-102 die variety features a medium S date punch. Only one medium S reverse is known for 1889 San Francisco strikes. There is a minor repunching above the flag of the 1 digit along with a spur on the right foot of AME(R)ICA. The F-102 reverse is in a late die state. Details in the denticles and wreath are very weak with significant amounts of die erosion in the field areas. GFRC offers a gorgeous F-102 example with lightly mirrored fields and reflective obverse luster during bright light viewing. The reverse was struck from a frosty die as compared to the obverse. A natural light gray-gold skin covers both sides. Housed in older NGC with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A true value given the AU58 grade level.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS66
PCGS
25380590
Unlisted
Gem $1100 Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Swirling Frosty Luster, Newtown Collection. A gorgeous mix of russet, aqua, and electric blue shades cover both sides of this gem Seated dime. The date and legend are strongly impressed while the reverse wreath is sharply detailed - even the kernels of corn exhibit clear separation. Swirling, frosty luster booms from both sides, and the effect is mesmerizing. This is a coin you will enjoying viewing for a long time. CAC has certified seven pieces finer, all in MS67. Note, the reverse blemish is on the holder. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
NGC
4189859004
F-108
Choice $295 Misplaced Digits in Lower Shield, Choice Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Accurately Graded. A wonderful crusty original 1890 dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are choice, blemish free and offer considerable luster for the assigned grade. The top loops of a 9 and 0 digits are visible in the lower shield. The extra 9 digit is located between shield lines 4 and 5 while the top loop of the 0 digit is located between shield lines 8 and 9. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval; conservative grading by NGC. A top quality offering and www.seateddimevarieties.com web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
PCGS
30624388
F-102a
Choice $235 Choice Original, Prior Proof Dies, Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely deserved. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 1891
PR66
PCGS
34736028
F-103
Gem $22500 New June 9! Near-Unique Original 1891 Proof Set, Sequential PCGS Serial Numbers, CAC Approval. Seated 10c PCGS PR66. Proof coinage is the most difficult to accurately image, and in hand this piece is a wonder. A multi-colored rainbow surrounds the obverse while similar tones are splashed throughout the reverse fields. This coin represents a new discovery in the Seated dime series, an F-103 die pairing previously unknown as a proof die pair. The date position and slope downward slope match the F-103 obverse, but the more obvious pickup point is the light, reverse die cracks which match those of the business strikes. This example represents an early die state, prior to a more extensive circular die crack developing on the reverse. This is the fourth proof die pair identified for the 1891 dime. SOLD ONLY AS COMPLETE SET. All coins are currently housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holders with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Original Philadelphia Mint packaging included.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 1891
PR64CAM
PCGS
3705077
F-101
Gem $895 Watery Mirrors, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, A True Cameo, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An important offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that is 1891 F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. This offering is a no question proof strike with crisp watery mirrors on both sides. The resulting reflective luster and cartwheels are both substantial and most pleasing. Strike is hammered with all motifs deeply impressed. A true cameo that warranted CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. Purchased during May 2002 and being released back into the marketplace.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 1891
MS64
PCGS
12272821
F-136
Choice $425 Unlisted Date Position, Satiny Cartwheels, Aquamarine with Peripheral Rose-Gold, Typical Strike, Newtown Collection. A beautifully toned 1891 dime in shades of aquamarine, olive, and rose-gold. This piece was sold into the Newtown Collection during April 2015 and resided there until being recently upgraded. This lovely piece is now back on the market. A close inspection revealed an unlisted date position that will be added to the web-book as F-136. The Denticle Ruler measurement is a unique DR -1B0 for the 1891 date. Strike is weak and typical of many 1891 struck dies. Surfaces are choice and entirely unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 1891
EF45
PCGS
38625636
F-107
Choice $175 New June 3! Misplaced Digit in Denticles, So Choice and Crusty, Fully Attributed, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1891 Seated dime date offers two important die varieties. The first is the elusive F-109 Double Die Obverse. The second is this F-107 misplaced date with the top loop of an 8 or 9 in the denticle immediately belong the final date punch. This is a wonderful crusty original F-107 example with CAC approval and attribution on the PCGS label. This piece is ready for inclusion into a Top 100 Varieties set in a Set Registry of your choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Label states "MPD FS-301, F-107". JUST BUY IT NOW!
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 1891-O
MS64
PCGS OGH
4661000
F-106
Gem $700 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 10C 1891S Seated 1891-S
MS63
NGC
4189140012
F-101a
Choice $395 Lapped Reverse Die, Frosty Cartwheels, Light Crusty Gray Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . A choice original example of the 1891-S F-101 die pairing with lapped reverse die. The lapped reverse die presents weak device details with severe weakness on the left side of the wreath. The lapped reverse die state is listed as F-101a. This example offers choice original surfaces covered with a thin layer of crusty gray patina. Brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels still manage to radiate through the patina during bright light inspection. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1894 Barber 1894
MS64
PCGS
38811753

Choice $675 Near Gem-Original, Great Type Coin Candidate, Satiny Cartwheels, CAC Approval. Jackie Gleason's "How sweet it is" immediately comes to mind when viewing this near-gem 1894 Barber dime. Shimmering satiny cartwheels are mesmerizing during bright light inspection. Strike is fully executed with high rims. Semi-transparent golden-gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse is sports center rose with peripheral blues. Essential a gem with a well disguised obverse line that holds the piece back from the MS65 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1900 Barber 1900
MS66+
PCGS
25662368

Gem $2350 High Grade Type Candidate, Superb Gem Original, Fiery Rose-Orange Patina, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. A superb 1900 Philadelphia struck gem that approaches the condition census. PCGS population at MS66+ is only seven pieces with six finer. The MS66+ grade is a collector's value point before prices sharply increase at the next full grade. This exceptional gem warrants the MS66+ designation. Fiery rose-orange coloring and luster is dominant on the obverse while the reverse sports an aquamarine colored center that is framed by burnt gold at the periphery. Brilliant frosty luster enhances the toning on both sides. Cartwheels are crisp and so pleasing. Strike is hammered and surfaces are completely unabraded as one would expect from a superb gem. An ideal candidate for an advanced Barber date and mintmark set or as a representative Barber type. CAC approval validates the strict original toning and accurate grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS price guide is $3200 while pre 2019 auction records are solidly at the $2500 level. Please call to discuss if there is serious interest.
Barber 10C 1905 Barber 1905
MS64+
PCGS
35530651

Gem $450 Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose Centers and Peripheral Blues, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . A gorgeous 1905 Philadelphia strike with satiny cartwheel luster and eye catching rose and sky blue ring toning. Both sides offer light rose centers that extend close to the rims. On obverse, the legend is surrounded by a sky blue ring. Similarly, the reverse has a thin sky blue ring at the periphery. Strike is hammered with all devices being deeply impressed. Bright light viewing is a joy and will capture your attention for a few minues. A superior gem example that is accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic offering from the Opsrey Collection.
Barber 10C 1905 Barber 1905
MS64
PCGS
81094444

Gem $285 Gem Original, Huge Cartwheels, Golden Patina, Lots of Eye Appeal for Grade. A most attractive 1905 Barber dime that would be ideal for a type set. In hand appearance is that of a true gem. Brilliant luster and cartwheels are not muted by the rich gold patina. Let's go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I guarantee the buyer will be thoroughly pleased at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1906D Barber 1906-D
MS66
PCGS
21753929

Gem $2300 Superb Gem, Eliasberg Collection, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Pastel Rainbow Colors. Ex: Eliasberg. Mottled lavender-gray toning drapes the central obverse with bright crimson-orange shades about the denticles. The reverse is more evenly toned in similar shades with electric-blue and golden-green rim accents. Brilliant frosty luster and wonderful eye appeal. Sold Heritage 2009 May Long Beach Lot 503 for $2444. Previously Bowers and Merena December 2003 Sale Lot 227 for $2415. Both sales without CAC green bean. Housed in original PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004-2005) holder with CAC approval. A chance to own a CAC approved Eliasberg gem as type at fair offer price.
Barber 10C 1910 Barber 1910
AU58
PCGS
37895525

Gem $125 Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, Satiny Luster, A Touch of Rub, Twin Lakes Collection. A "Wow" coin at the assigned grade level. I see very faint rub on the cheek otherwise this piece is full MS63. A no question gem at a fair price. GFRC images accurately capture the toning; now just mentally add in the satiny luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Mercury 10C 1916S Mercury 1916-S
MS66
PCGS
37814362

Gem $395 Superb Gem Original, Burnt Gold -Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. A premium first year Merucry dime strike from the San Francisco mint. This superb gem has uniform burnt gold patina on both sides along with underlying frosty luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Old time toning and eye appeal that is unquestionably CAC worth and consistent with what collectors strive to locate. A 2019 Winter Baltimore show new purchase that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1919 Seated 1919
Double Die Obverse
AG3
PCGS
38353212

Choice $1975 New June 3! Double Die Obverse, Rare CAC Approved Offering, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. This 1919 Double Die Obverse offering just happens to be one of the nicest low-grade examples known. The AuburnNY Accordian consignor indicates that a total of 32 examples are presently known with four of those being CAC approved (FR2, this AG3, G04, and VF20). GFRC images accurately represent the well worn surfaces, gray patina, and bold die doubling on GOD and TRUST. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approach. An important offering for those collecting against the CherryPickers guide.
Mercury 10C 1939D Mercury 1939-D
MS67+
PCGS
82922758

Gem $500 Frosty, Attractive Toning, CAC.. This red and green-toned superb uncirculated Mercury dime makes us wonder if the GFRC "Christmas in August" event has been fast-tracked into spring. Rest assured the August event will take place as scheduled, but in the meantime we have the pleasure of presenting this lovely example with thick, colorful toning. The multi-hued "skin" almost seems like an applied foil that one might peel back, but there is no need as the booming luster easily penetrates the rich layer of color. The strike is complete, although short of the Full Bands designation. From the Seal Beach Collection, and residing in a PCGS 6.0 (2015-present) holder.
Mercury 10C 1940 Mercury 1940
PR67
PCGS
29315576

Gem $335 Superb Gem Proof, Vibrant Mirrored Surfaces, Faint Deep Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Mark Mattox Collection.. Ex. Winesteven. Another premium gem proof Mercury dime offering. Blast white satiny mirrors are dominant during in hand or bright light viewing. Strike is hammered with every major and minor device being deeply impressed. Rose-gray patina forms an obverse rim arc from 9:00 - 12:00 and on the lower reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Part of the Mark Mattox estate being sold by GFRC.
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Draped Bust 25C 1805 Draped Bust 1805
VG08
NGC Fatty
149810002
B-4
Choice $700 New June 1! Well Preserved Early Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Old Album Toning, CAC Approval. An ideal candidate for collectors seeking lower grade early silver type with superior eye appeal. This 1805 Draped bust quarter offers pleasing circulated cameo eye appeal along with rich old album toning. Peripheral blues surround center rose on the obverse while reverse coloring is even gray with embedded gold hues. Just honest wear with only a well hidden mark at A(M)ERICA noted for accuracy. Housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 25C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
III Edge
EF45
PCGS
31462770
O-107
Choice $1185 New July 7! III Edge Lettering, O-107 Pairing, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. 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 from the Port Matilda Collection. GFRC has been "climbing the ladder" with this consignor towards some of his top offerings. An abolutely 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 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
6614422
B-2
Choice $2325 Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Perfect Capped Bust Quarter Type Coin, Choice Original, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. GFRC is please to be offering a gorgeous 1818 Capped Bust quarter that would be ideal for an early silver type set. Locating well preserved and choice Capped Bust quarters takes time and patience. This example has superior eye along with being well balanced. A dark gray-blue ring surrounds the obverse stars, date and center device while the center fields and hair curls are lightly toned. The resulting contrast is eye catching. The reverse offers glowing orange-rose residual luster along with a narrow aquamarine ring at the legend. Under a light source, the obverse toning shifts to deep blues and center rose. The luster is particularly strong on the reverse. A no question choice example with no blemishes of distractions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. I like this quarter so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Even the most selective collector will be pleased upon the arrival of this piece.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
15741018
B-4
Choice $1950 Excellent Open Collar Type Coin, Antique Gray-Aquamarine, Choice Original Surfaces, Difficult Grade, Well Struck. Collectors seeking an open collar Capped Bust quarter will typically gravitate to the 1818 date. Yes, this date is "common" due to a substantial mintage of 361,174 pieces. When building a type set, the challenge lies in locating choice original examples with eye appeal and attempting to match color and overall eye appeal. This 1818 B-4 strike is a worthy candidate for consideration. Surfaces are perfectly original and are validated with a CAC green bean. Residual steely luster is immediately evident during bright light inspection. Strike is essentially complete with all stars being well rounded and displaying centrils. The only point of strike weakness seen is on the right facing eagle claws. No bad for a Capped Bust quarter and high production rates. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
VF25
PCGS
28979910
B-2
Choice New Price
$525
New May 12! Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction,Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded. Crusty gun metal gray surfaces dominate on this quality 1818 Browning 2 example. The patina is quite thick and uniform and screams originality. Strike is well executed with uniform devices throughout obverse and reverse. There are no blemishes to discuss on this well preserved open collar struck Capped Bust quarter. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CAC approval recognizes strict originality, blemish free surfaces and accurate grading.
Capped Bust 25C 1819 Capped Bust 1819
Small 9
VF30
PCGS
30630539
B-3
Gem $765 New July 7! Small 9, Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Overall Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. An immediate BUY IT NOW recommendation. A gem original 1819 Small 9 B-3 Capped Bust quarter is offered for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with natural gun metal gray-blue patina with darker blue shades on the reverse. Characteristic of the B-3 die variety, the double punching on the 2(5)C is heavy and obvious. The piece is entirely blemish free as so well preserved. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this conservatively graded example. A gem early type offering from the Port Matilda Collection that deserves special attention.
Capped Bust 25C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Medium 0
VF20
NGC
586305014
B-3
Choice $645 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. This 1820 Medium 0 specimen is 100% original with crusty gray patina. Residual verdigris is seen throughout the hair curls and especially on the lower reverse devices and legend. This piece provides excellent balance of thick original toning coupled with decent contrast and eye appeal. This offering is essentially blemish free other than a hit on the 1 digit and an ancient toned over line direct left of the 1. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert dating back to late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality and accurate grading. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1822 Capped Bust 1822
VF25
PCGS
33503343
B-1
Choice $1100 Scarce Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Low mintage of 64,000 with only a single obverse die and two reverse dies employed for strikings. This surviving example is a special treat to handle. I must admit that the GFRC images fail to convey the strict originality and choice surfaces. In hand viewing reveals a fairly thick layer of crusty gray patina on both sides. Ancient reverse verdigris between (A)MERICA and the right scroll end is further validation of the exceptional originality. Bright light viewing exposes embedded golden hues along with deep grays. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no distracting blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is 100% warranted. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1825/4(2 Capped Bust 1825/4(2
VF30
PCGS
32038514
B-2
Choice $985 Choice Original, Gray Patina with Golden Highlights, Accurately Graded. A superior example of the 1825/4(2) date that is as choice as one could desire. All 1825 dated Capped Bust quarters (mintage 168,000) were struck during the last month of that year. Erratic supplies of the silver bullion incoming to the Philadelphia mint resulted in unpredictable striking and releases. This surviving example is perfectly original with natural gray patina and embedded golden hues that appear during bright light inspection. I went back and forth between a Choice or Gem quality rating. Choice was selected as there is an ancient micro line on the obverse that can seen with 10x loupe. Otherwise, a Gem quality rating would have been assigned as all other aspects of the coin are superior. A quick check of CoinFacts indicates a reasonable surviving population at the VF30 level but few auction records. This is probably the results of choice examples being closely held in advanced collections or trading directly among collectors. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this piece. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Seated 25C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
80502843

$575 No Drapery Type, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. Thick crusty gray surfaces and unabraded fields are the highlights of this perfectly original 1838 Seated quarter strike. Peripheral dark gray at the stars and legend nicely framed even gray centers. CAC approval was a no brainer as the grading is spot on while the piece screams originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Perfect as an entry into circulated type coin set where CAC approval is required.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS62
PCGS
10260373
Briggs 2-B
Choice $3000 No Drapery, Closed Claws, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rich Gold and Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Much more eye appeal in hand than on the GFRC images. Rich gold and brown patina covers obverse while reverse is toned rose colored with peripheral aquamarine. Typical No Drapery design strike with weakness at the upper obverse. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Fresh CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
AU53
PCGS
83677523
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1175 Choice Original, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, Completely Struck , Accurately Graded, CAC Approved. One sees many 1838 dated No Drapery quarters on the market while the 1839 date is much more challenging to locate. Poor strikes on No Drapery designs are also a substantial issue as few example are struck up enough to appreciate the artistry of Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. GFRC is pleased to offer this natural 1839 example that is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Surfaces are so crusty original with brown-gray patina and some ebony highlights mostly at right obverse rim. Strike is considered complete for the No Drapery design due to pervasive weakness. All stars have connected centrils and all reverse devices are deeply impressed. If one wishes to be exact, there is just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Reverse horizontal bisecting die crack is bold and consistent with Briggs 1-A illustrations. Blemishes are limited to a few fully toned over random ticks that are of no consequence. Grading is accurate. A strong offering with CAC approval that deserves special attention by avid Seated quarter collectors. Taken in trade at the 2020 FUN show from a GFRC client. Now back in stock for a second sale.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
13831870
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$740
New May 25! Open Claws, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Pale blue fields contrast with silver toning on the high points of Liberty, delivering a pleasing circulated cameo appearance. The strike is typical, as is common for 1839 quarters, with a touch of weakness in the head, stars, and eagle feathers. Fields are largely even and smooth, with a few ticks around the reverse eagle, consistent with the technical grade. This piece is CAC-approved, with just 16 pieces at higher grades appearing in the CAC population report. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Large Date
F15
PCGS
33480228

Choice $1150 Large Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Bold Devices, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. An attractive 1842-O Large Date example with crusty gray-olive patina on the obverse and mostly deep gray on the reverse. Regardless of the wear, devices are bold and offer much detail. A choice original example that is worthy of its CAC approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another offering from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Small Date
G06
PCGS
10244480

Choice New Price
$850
New July 2! Rare Small Date Variety, Cameo Eye Appeal, Aquamarine Blue Fields, Full Rims, Conservatively Graded, Kansas Collection. Price Reduction - July 2020 - A popular date punch size die variety in the Liberty Seated quarter series. The 1842-O Small Date was recognized as a major variety as early as 1881, when it was catalogued in John Haseltine’s Type Table. During 2007-2008 timeframe, the LSCC membership voted it number 6 on the list of greatest New Orleans Seated coins. This offering brings a unique appearance as compared to others handled. The aquamarine-blue fields nicely frame the rose colored main devices with cameo contrast. Rims are bold and complete with the coin seeing nothing but honest wear followed by extended storage. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Another eye appealing offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1849 Seated 1849
EF40
PCGS
80655250
Briggs 3-B
Choice $375 Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. A lovely 1849 Philadelphia strike with classic gun metal gray-blue patina on both sides. Surfaces are choice and without blemishes . Strike is well executed with all stars having connected centrils. Definitely warranting a Choice quality rating and then some. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Part of a partial Liberty Seated quarter set purchase and returning to GFRC inventory. Last sold May 2018.
Seated 25C 1851 Seated 1851
EF40
PCGS
84309046

Choice $875 Underrated Pre-1853 Melt Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Charcoal Gray Patina, CAC Approval. Locating 1851 Philadelphia Seated quarters in choice original condition will prove to be a challenging pursuit. Total mintage was only 160,000 pieces followed by heavy circulation and low survival rates due to pre-1853 silver bullion arbitrage. This date is a no question scarce issue with a surviving population similar to its 1851-O counterpart, which is considered to be rare. CAC has only stickered 23 total with 11 better than this EF40 specimen. Most of these are probably locked up in strong collector hands. The offered example sports light charcoal gray patina with darker shades immediately around the major devices. Choice surfaces retain some residual luster that becomes apparent under a light source. Strike is typical for the date. This piece should fit nicely into a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set which has emphasis on CAC approved pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1852O Seated 1852-O
VF25
PCGS
16026337
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2100 New June 28! Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Attractive 1852-O quarters, even with a low mintage to begin with, are surprisingly tough. Even at the VF25 level, CAC has graded only eight pieces finer than the present example, six of which remain in the VF band. This circulated cameo example features even, deep gray fields, while the silver central figures reveal pleasing contrast. The strike is typical, as production standards at the New Orleans Mint simply were not at the same level as their counterpart in Philadelphia. Virtually no one plucked these coins from circulation at the time of issue, except for silver speculators taking advantage of the weight reduction mandated in 1853. Survival was thus a matter of chance, and the survival of pleasing examples such as this even more unlikely. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
31342039

Choice New Price
$345
New May 25! Arrows & Rays Type, Choice Gray-Gold, Lenny Rizzo Collection. A golden skin blankets the obverse of this CAC-approved piece, while reverse silver shades are highlighted by occasional crust. The more lightly toned areas reveal remaining luster, and the overall effect is pleasing. Although the mintage for this year is generous, PQ examples such as this are elusive, and the single-year design will attract attention from type collectors. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015).
Seated 25C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
VF20
PCGS
29673395

Choice $925 Rare Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike for Issue, Accurately Graded . Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Full description after the FUN show.
Seated 25C 1855S Seated 1855-S
F15
PCGS
20419923

Choice $585 New June 19! First Year San Francisco MInt Issue, Light Gray Coloring, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval . First year of San Francisco Mint design and denomination issue, with mintage of 396,000. This issue experienced a low survival rate due to heavy circulation in western frontier commerce and for jewelry making. Most survivors are either damaged or less than original as most were mishandled among the mining communities. Problem free examples in any grade are a prize for current day collectors. In terms of choice survivors, the total CAC population currently stands at only fourteen pieces. This offering is the lone F15 approved. Just think about that for a moment with respect to the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 1856
Flag in Gown
VF30
NGC
2089164003

Choice $195 New May 13! Flag in Gown, Choice Original, New England Collection. Medium to deep shades of grey evenly cover obverse and reverse fields, while the central figures are lighter and contrast at the high points. Surfaces are smooth for the grade with the few ticks nicely scattered. This variety features a '5' errantly punched into the gown, most easily identified by the horizontal line extending from the base of the obverse shield ribbon. The strike is typical, with hints of star detail remaining. There are no major visual distractions, and, with the original surfaces, the piece easily qualifies for CAC status. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 1856-O
F15
PCGS
18159877

Choice $120 Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 1857
EF45
PCGS
31340492

Choice $185 Choice Original, CAC Approval, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1857 is thought of as a common date, but the quality here is decidedly uncommon, as CAC has certified less than a hundred examples in all grade combined. Rich golden toning in the fields frame silver and gray-toned central figures, with occasional crust near the rims. The coin is well-struck, with about half of the star centers present, and delineated feathers in the reverse eagle. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015).
Seated 25C 1858S Seated 1858-S
G06
PCGS
12403824

Choice $420 Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Full Rims, Natural Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. A meager mintage of 121,000 pieces with only three (3) examples certified by PCGS at G6 level. The offered example exhibits just honest wear and full solid rims. Surfaces are blemish free and toned an even medium gray. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is warranted due to strict originality and fair grading. Making a return GFRC appearance after being purchased by the consignor during May 2016. From the Mt. View Collection and should garner attention for a quality low to mid circulated grade date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1859S Seated 1859-S
VG10
PCGS
81787058
Briggs 1-A
Choice $900 Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Coins such as this are the epitome of Seated coin collecting. While it's nice to have an unlimited checkbook and first shot at the best collections when they are broken up, the reality for most collectors is quite different. But one can be a connoisseur at any level, as the Mountain View consignor demonstrates. The present coin is a choice example of a low-mintage issue, with significant foundational value as a pleasing, rare piece. Dappled olive toning graces medium gray surfaces on both sides, while the fields are above average for a coin at this technical grade. The CAC population is a mere 20 pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1861S Seated 1861-S
F12
PCGS
31609269
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1275 Scarce in All Grades, Crusty Gray Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Yet another challenging coin in the Seated quarter series, the 1861-S was struck to the extent of only 96,000 pieces. Remarkably, of this entire issue, which once existed in the form of well struck, gem uncirculated pieces, only 18 have been certified by CAC as retaining a sufficient measure of originality. This example has the "circulated cameo" look with deep indigo shades contrasting with lighter fields and neatly outlining the stars and reverse legend. A lovely coin for the grade that would fit in nicely with a circulated set of Seated quarters. Briggs 2-B with a centered mintmark. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder. Just bought from a GFRC client and immediately available.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 1867
EF40
PCGS
31385926

Choice $2100 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Scarce Date. CAC Approval On November 22! The 1867 Philadephia mintage is quite low for half dimes, dimes and quarters resulting in an ongoing challenge to locate choice examples. 1867 Seated quarter mintag is only 20,000 pieces. This example is a no question original piece with gun metal gray on the obverse and lighter gray throughout the reverse. The obverse has a darker toning arc through upper stars and Liberty's head. Under bright light, the thick patina maintains coloring as seen in the GFRC images. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected along with well defined left leg and arrow feathers on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever. This is an opportunity for advanced Seated quarter collectors as this piece is strictly original and accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 1880
MS65
PCGS
9160642
Briggs 1-A
Gem New Price
$2500
New May 25! Gem Original, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1879-1889 run in the Seated quarter series present an interesting challenge, with proof examples generally more available than business strikes. This example clearly falls in the latter category, exhibiting the downward sloping date (Briggs 1-A) associated with circulation pieces. This piece is high reflective with frosty devices, and, if a proof, would likely qualify for the Cameo designation. The strike is razor sharp with exceptionally strong stars and clear separation in the reverse arrow feathers. The CAC certification is easily merited and no surprise. Housed in a PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989-1990) old green holder.
Seated 25C 1883 Seated 1883
MS64
PCGS
5866011
Briggs 2-A
Choice New Price
$1500
Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. CAC liked this 1883 Seated quarter from the Sunset Point collection, and it's easy to see why. The strike is hammered without no weakness, and original luster booms from the surfaces. Toning is light, with scattered bronze in the reverse legend and arrowheads, while the obverse reveals a couple toning dots at stars 1 and 9. Housed in a Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1884 Seated 1884
F15
PCGS
32624852

Choice $650 Very Scarce Later Philadelphia Date, Natural Light Gray Patina, Choice Original, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Just taken in trade during an upgrade and back on the GFRC price list. The 1884 date sports a very low mintage of 8,000 piece. More survivors are found in mint state than in circulated grades and, of course, at a much higher cost. This lovely Fine 15 example offers choice surfaces that are natural toned with a light to medium gray skin. This piece screams originality and is blemish free. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval A rare low mintage date for those building circulated grade sets.
Seated 25C 1887 Seated 1887
MS64
PCGS
34292690

Choice $1525 Low Mintage, Near-Gem, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, A Premium Offering. The 1880s brought tiny Philadelphia mintages for Liberty Seated quarters and halves. In particular, the 1887 quarter date sports a mintage of only 10,000 pieces. Mint State survivors were saved by collectors of that era leading to current availability. This new GFRC offering is a near-gem with frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. The reverse cartwheel action is quite dramatic. Transparent gold is the main coloring with subtle peripheral blue hues. Granular mint frost covers the devices and fields. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1889 Seated 1889
F12
PCGS
35764230
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$495
New May 20! Low Mintage Date, Partial Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. The Iowa Collection is releasing a late date low mintage Philadelphia offering that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. 1889 mintage is a low 12,000 pieces with more MS63 through MS65 certified than in all circulated grades. This lovely F12 example offers choice surfaces that are entirely unabraded. Brown-ebony coloring covers both sides with darker shades at the peripheries. One could say that this well preserved quarter has partial circulated cameo eye appeal for collectors that specialize in this type of "look". Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1889 Seated 1889
G06
PCGS
30998717
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
HOLD
$295
New May 25! Low Mintage Date, Rare Well Worn Grade, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Low grade survivors of this date are few and far between. Indeed, of 254 PCGS pieces for the date, a mere 10 fall within the AG-VG levels. This piece exhibits a few lines, but the overall look is wholesome, with “coin gray” throughout and nice contrast between the central figures and adjacent fields. Three letters of LIBERTY in the shield are visible, and the obverse rims are full while the reverse rims are nearly so. There is a certain charm in such coins, whose wear better evokes history than shiny, unworn pieces that have been subjected to “improvements” by numismatists more interested in profit than preservation. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 1890
MS64
PCGS
21066772

Choice $1375 Popular Low Mintage Date, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, CAC Approval. A near-gem original 1890 quarter that would nicely upgrade many Liberty Seated quarters sets presently being assembled. This piece screams originality with its micro-granular mint frost and flashy cartwheels. Strike if fully executed with high relief stars and complete hair details. Reverse details are a function of the weakly hubbed die and not strike. Faint rose and gold coloring is nicely showcased by GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 1890
VF35
PCGS
27670357
Briggs 2-B
Choice New Price
HOLD
$385
New May 25! Underrated Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Coloring, Conservative Grading, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This year completes the low-mintage 1879-1890 Seated quarter run, with just 80,000 pieces struck. CAC has certified only 60 of these, and this near-EF example is a worthy entrant in the CAC roster with pleasing, delicate toning. Light gray gives way to medium chestnut tones on the obverse, while the reverse exhibits shade of lilac and evergreen. Crust is minimal and only in the most protected areas of the coin, including the date loops. The strike is typical with a couple star centers present and some blending of the reverse arrow feathers. The overall eye appeal is healthy, and this would be a welcome addition to nearly any set of Seated quarters. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 1890
VF35
PCGS
38189094

Choice $375 Popular Low Mintage Date, Natural Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1890 Philadelphia strikes are one of the most popular Seated quarter dates at GFRC. This date has a limited mintage of 80,000 and and difficult to keep choice examples in stock. We are fortunate that the Saw Mill Run Collection is releasing this near-gem with natural gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded with above average eye appeal for fans of strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1891 Seated 1891
PF65
PCGS
34736029
Briggs 1-A
Gem $22500 New June 9! Near-Unique Original 1891 Proof Set, Sequential PCGS Serial Numbers, CAC Approval. Seated 25c PCGS PR65. Richly toned with substantial frost on Miss Liberty. Russet and blue shades cover both sides with the reverse more evenly and intensely toned. Briggs 1-A, the proof die pair, with an upward sloping date. Stars to the left are more strongly struck than those to the right. SOLD ONLY AS COMPLETE SET. All coins are currently housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holders with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Original Philadelphia Mint packaging included.
Seated 25C 1891O Seated 1891-O
VF20
PCGS
37579251
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$1800
New May 20! Underrated Date, Superb Preservation, Light Gray Coloring, CAC Approval, Iowa Collection. There is much to discuss concerning this attractive 1891 New Orleans quarter from the Iowa Collection. While the New Orleans mint was consumed with striking Liberty Seated dimes and Morgan dollars, Seated quarter mintage was limited to only 68,000 pieces. I can see the backdrop whereby the 1891-O quarter date lacks the respect it is due as not a "common" date. Quality examples infrequently arrived to market. This offering also happens to be the Briggs 2-B die variety with a fat round mintmark that brings parallels with the 1854-O Huge O reverse. A superbly preserved specimen with unabraded surfaces and light gray patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 D.L. Hansen pedigreed holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1892O Barber 1892-O
Type 1 Reverse
MS65
PCGS
38529806

Gem $1450 Fresh CAC Approval! Type 1 Reverse, Scarce Grade, Gem Original Surfaces, Swirling Frosty Luster, Gray-Gold Patina. A superb first year of design production at the New Orleans mint. Definitely scarcer than Philadelphia counterpart. This offering is an unquestionable gem and best for collectors who like their Mint State barbers with original coloring. Frosty luster borders on the iridescent when placed under a light source. Swirling cartwheels are most pleasing. A light to medium gray skins covers the obverse with embedded gold towards the rims. Reverse ebony-rose toning and luster is stunning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Early Commems 25C 1893 Early Commems 1893
MS63
NGC Fatty
193467003

Choice HOLD
$550
1892 Isabella Commemorative, Beautifully Toned, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. The 1893 Isabella is one of my favorite early silver commemoratives due to many being available with beautiful toning. Made available at the World's Columbian Exposition but in the shadow of the Columbian half dollar. Few were purchased by the public and most were sold in later years. This lovely example offers frosty underlying luster multi-color toning. Surfaces are unabraded. Overall eye appeal is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The assgined NGC grade is a function of luster rather than any distracting marks. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1894S Barber 1894-S
AU58
PCGS
28519741

Choice HOLD
$560
New July 6! Near-Gem Original, Huge Frosty Mint Bloom, Complete Strike, Faint Rub, Port Matilda Collection. The Port Matilda Collection is back with a near-gem original offering that was garner immediate attention. Frosty mint bloom is spectacular along with swirling cartwheels. Strike is fully impressed on both sides. The assigned grade is accurate as there is faint rub seen on the cheek and bust with 10x loupe. An impressive 1894-S Barber quarter offering Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation to place customers on notice of this offerings superior quality.
Barber 25C 1896O Barber 1896-O
VF30
PCGS
33795838

Choice $460 Better New Orleans Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Olive-Gray Patina, CAC Approval. The first better New Orleans date in the Barber quarter series with mintage of 1,484,000. Early date quarters were heavily circulated leaving limited choice survivors for modern day collectors. This crusty olive-gray example features unabraded surfaces and perfectly natural patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1897O Barber 1897-O
VF20
PCGS
16782006

Choice $380 Semi-Key Date, Low Mintage, Light Gray Toning, CAC Approval. An early semi-key Barber quarter date with crusty original patina. Choice survivors are clustered at the F12 to VF25 and EF45 to AU50 grade levels. This new GFRC offering is the lone VF20 graded piece to be approved by CAC. Obverse surfaces are unabraded while the reverse has several ancient contact marks by (OF A)MERICA that did not bother PCGS or CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CAC CDN guide is $390 as a reference point.
Barber 25C 1900S Barber 1900-S
AU58
PCGS
26101481

Choice HOLD
$580
New July 6! Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. Ex Labelman87 Collection. The new Port Matilda consignment includes something for everyone, with a good mix of early type and choice Barber quarters. This example falls solidly in the latter camp, and pleasingly so. Alternating bands of russet and blue-green appear on both sides, with original silver poking out from underneath here and there. A few ticks are evident on Liberty's cheek, but the overall eye appeal is stunning, and the CAC certification is easily merited. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 25C 1906O Barber 1906-O
MS64
PCGS
28477997

Choice $1100 Core Date & Mintmark Collection - Near-Gem Original, Labelman87 Collection, Toner. Rich toning is the hallmark of this 1906-O Barber quarter, with swirling deep blue and gray hues on the obverse, while the reverse hosts lighter shades of maroon and blue-green. Ticks are almost nowhere to be seen and the near-gem luster penetrates even the thick skin. CAC approval attests to the overall eye appeal, which will be especially appreciated by lovers of toned coins. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder.
Barber 25c 1908 Barber 1908
MS63
PCGS
33918165

Choice $485 Choice Original, Light Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. An eye catching mint state Barber quarter that is perfectly original. Luster is steely in quality with bright light bringing about faint rose and blue coloring. Strike is hammered with no signs of device weakness on either obverse or reverse. Fresh to market from New England collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval was a foregone conclusions on this stunning example.
Barber 25C 1913D Barber 1913-D
MS64
PCGS
20592202

Gem $965 Gem Eye Candy, Swirling Frosty Luster, Pleasing Obverse Rose Patina, Light Aquamarine-Rose Reverse. . A thoroughly pleasing 1913 Denver struck Barber quarter that will add considerable charm to a Mint State date and mintmark set. Both sides exhibit frosty luster and swirling cartwheels during bright light inspection. A semi-transparent rose patina covers the obverse while the reverse features lighter aquamarine and rose shades. Strike is 99% complete with only the reverse arrow feathers lacking complete definition. A most attractive example that warrants a GFRC Gem Original quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Why settle for a typical frosty white piece when this nicely toned candidate is available.
Barber 25C 1914 Barber 1914
MS63
NGC
4673152010

Gem $365 Gem Original, Shimmering Iridescent Luster, Huge Cartwheels, Chicago ANA New Purchase. An exceptional offering for collectors who enjoy their silver with iridescent luster. Swirling cartwheels dance under a bright light and lead to a seriously pleasing viewing experience. Strike is nearly complete with only the left facing eagle wing tip being a tad soft. This lovely Barber quarter is more than fairly graded as surfaces are unabraded. Housed in NGC large font holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
MS65
PCGS
38144282

Gem $875 Exceptional Iridescent Luster, Shimmering Cartwheels, Faint Obverse Rose-Gold, CAC Approval. What exceptional eye appeal for the collector building an advanced set of Barber quarters! A no question gem original 1916 Denver strike with brilliant iridescent luster. Bright light viewing activates swirling cartwheels as expected from a gem strike. Creamy center gold toning is well framed by darker shades at the peripheries. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CAC CDN bid.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
AU58
PCGS
81172328

Choice $235 Choice Original, Copper Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Copper golden patina and cartwheel luster are the high points of this lovely 1916 Denver struck Barber half. An attractive example that is fully struck. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1916 Standing Liberty 1916
VF25
PCGS
2829140

Choice New Price
HOLD
$6500
New June 27! Type 1 Design, Series Key Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, RCA Collection. CAC Approval May 6 2020! The RCA Collection joins the GFRC consignor community with a important divestiture; a choice 1916 Standing Liberty quarter. The initial RCA Collection offering is a lightly worn, golden-gray VF25 example of this key date; an ideal grade for collectors assembling circulated coin sets. The date digits are is fully formed and readable, although the tops of the 16 digits are worn and beginning to blend into the pedestal. Naturally toned surfaces are smooth, satiny, and without abrasions. The 1916 date is the obvious stopper for assembling a circulated Standing Liberty quarter collection. Attractive midgrade examples with bold devices are always in demand. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. CDN CAC guide is $7250 as a pricing reference.
Standing Liberty 25C 1919S Standing Liberty 1919-S
AU55
PCGS
38006181

Choice $1150 Challenging San Francisco Date, Bright Satiny Luster, Speckled Peripheral Gold, CAC Approval. Twin Lakes Collection. Satiny luster flows across smooth, unabraded fields and reasonably well-struck devices on this challenging 1919-S Standing Liberty quarter. The date punch is complete and partially rounded. Rub is limited to the high points including upper leg and on the lower shield rivets. A choice specimen that is pleasing for the grade, with excellent eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Yet another important offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Standing Liberty 25C 1920S Standing Liberty 1920-S
AU55
PCGS
21251035

Choice $260 Old Time Greenish-Gray Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Old time originality is on full display with this 1920-S quarter. Satiny luster results from marginally eroded dies and resulting metal flow lines. Coloring is a greenish-gray that is accurately captured by GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.. Yet another AU55 CAC offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Standing Liberty 25C 1923 Standing Liberty 1923
MS64
PCGS OGH
1501708

Choice $350 New May 31! Price Reduction, GFRC Consignor Buyout, Bold Strike, Brilliant Luster, Choice Original. Striking issues abound in the Standing Liberty series, and, although not designated as Full Head, this example exhibits a solid strike with defined shield rivets and ample feather detail on the reverse. Fields are smooth and uninterrupted, and the only noticeable ticks are hidden within the figure of Liberty. The surfaces are brilliant silver, with bits of russet and gold in the protected areas. The luster is all there for an MS64 piece and the CAC certification is no surprise. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder.
Standing Liberty 25C 1923S Standing Liberty 1923-S
AU55
PCGS
38006185

Choice $2300 Key Date, Soft Satiny Luster, Light Rub, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A Standing Liberty quarter series key date and important offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. This scarce and desirable key date is one of just four dates in the series with a three-figure value in the G-4 column of the Red Book, and among those four are the rare 1916 and 1918/7-S issues. A truly remarkable example that becomes more elusive the farther up the grading scale one searches. Both sides exhibit soft satiny luster with moderate cartwheels. Fields and devices are entirely unabraded. Faint gold coloring has been amplified by GFRC photography. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1924 Standing Liberty 1924
AU55
PCGS
81182317

Choice HOLD
$155
Brilliant Frosty Luster, Untoned, Twin Lakes Collection. Eye catching frosty luster is the primary highlight of this CAC approved 1924 Standing Liberty quarter. Lots of eye appeal at a fair offer price from the Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25c 1924D Standing Liberty 1924-D
MS65
PCGS
28477721

Gem $525 Gem Original, Rich Frosty Light Gray Surfaces, Swirling Luster, Above Average Eye Appeal, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Exceptional luster and cartwheels are the hallmark of this light silver gray Liberty Standing quarter. A well struck example with all shield rivets evident and only Liberty's ear missing. GFRC images accurately capture strike and lustrous surfaces. A no question gem that was hand selected at the Chicago ANA show. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1929 Standing Liberty 1929
AU58
PCGS
38007018

Choice $115 Faint Orange-Gold Patina, Granular Satiny Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. Light orange-gold patina covers both sides and nicely compliments the satiny luster and active cartwheels. Surfaces are choice with a granular texture resulting in the satiny luster. A full choice offering that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. From the Twin Lakes Collection.
50 Cents
Flowing Hair 50C 1795 Flowing Hair 1795
VG08
PCGS OGH
9551645
O-104
Gem $2100 Scarce Flowing Hair Type, Gem Original, Uniform Crusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Perfect Type Coin. 1795 Flowing Hair design strikes were accomplished with nineteen different obverses and twenty-two reverse dies. Mintage is 299,680, a large quantity for early American timeframe and a die variety treasure trove. This new offering is such a sweet piece at the assigned VG08 grade level. Surfaces are covered with light crusty gray patina and entirely blemish free. Strike is uniform on both sides with the reverse being particularly well struck and residual devices being quite pleasing. A perfect Flowing Hair half dollar type coin with considerable eye appeal. Newly consigned from a New York state collector. Last sold at GFRC and back at the same asking price.
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
Knob 6, Small Stars
VF30
PCGS
12860697
O-106
Choice $1250 Knob 6, 6 Berries on Reverse, Burgundy-Blue Patina, Better Variety, Newtown Collection. A better 1806 Overton 106 die pairing with not often seen 6 berries reverse. Overall rarity is listed as R4. I can easily understand the CAC approval for this burgundy-blue toned example. Steely fields are essentially unabraded while the strike is typical. This early half performs well during bright light review. GFRC images and coloring are typical of bright light viewing. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A solidly choice original example from the Newtown Collection.
Draped Bust 50C 1806/5 Draped Bust 1806/5
F12
NGC
2679748004
O-102
Choice $725 Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Great Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleasing Surfaces. 1806/5 O-102 with R3 rarity rating. A choice circulated example with nothing but honest wear and thick crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is well executed and uniform while the reverse strike is typical for the date. The residual undertype is evident within the "0" digit. An early die state example with no obverse die cracks. Accurately graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The combination of crusty originality and accurate grading warranted CAC approval. For collectors who love their early type with crusty surfacres. The lightling variations, especially on the reverse, are due to the half being positioned in a tilted manner in the NGC holder. Please be assured that toning color is consistent across both sides.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
Choice $750 New Images, December 9 2019 Price Reduction, Large Stars, 50/20C, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, CAC Approval. A transition year Turban Head bust half dollar for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with strictly original gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Wear points, that exhibit lighter toning, are nicely showcased by the medium gray fields. Strike is typical for the variety with the reverse being in a late die state. The residual 20 punch under 50 final punch diagnostic is obvious and listed on the PCGS holder. Under bright light the obverse turns to rose gray while the reverse offers blue hues. There is one fully toned over obverse line from Star 1 to the chin. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder and approved by CAC. Price at CDN CAC guide and fair value for the strict originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
Large Stars
F12
PCGS
38927592
O-112
Choice HOLD
$635
New July 3! First Year Design Issue, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Pristine Surfaces. If in the market for early silver type with circulated cameo eye appeal, this 1807 O-112 Capped Bust half warrants consideration. GFRC images accurately capture the bold contrast between unabraded gray fields and the lighter devices. How this worn specimen could stay in circulation without acquiring any notable marks is a mystery. A well preserved example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label captures the Large Stars attribution.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
EF45
PCGS
35001095
O-103
Choice $775 O-103, Gorgeous Early Date Capped Bust Half, Rose-Gray Centers, Aquamarine-Blue Peripheries, Residual satiny Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A wonderful 1809 Capped Bust half dollar offering for those who desire strict originality and attractive toning. This O-103 example is fully struck with deeply rounded stars and well impressed hair curls for the date; many 1809s will be found with weak obverse enter strikes. . Reverse strike is also 95% complete with just a touch of weakness at the upper left facing wing. Both obverse and reverse are toned with similar patterns. Centers have a rose-gray coloring that is surrounded by a ring of aquamarine-blue at the peripheries. There is ample reisdual satiny luster to make bright light viewing a thoroughly pleasing event. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. A gorgeous type coin possibility or for those collectors who wish to acquire superior examples of the early Capped Bust half dollar dates. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 1810
AU53
PCGS
13168541
O-102
Choice $1100 Choice Original Early Strike, Golden Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Union Bridge Collection. The 1810 Capped Bust half dollar date contains no rare die pairings or overdates. However, this early date is pursued by collectors, especially those with choice original surfaces and/or full strikes. The Union Bridge Collection is back with a new consignment that consists of three CAC approved early types coins. This 1810 O-102 half offers old time golden-gray surfaces along with residual frosty luster. Originality is unquestionable and worthy of its CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder and an ideal candidate for higher circulated grade Capped Bust date set. Try building the date set with only CAC approved coins for a higher degree of difficulty.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 1810
EF40
PCGS
37536666
O-105
Choice $450 New July 3! Well Preserved Early Date, Uniform Light Gray, Residual Luster, CAC Approval. Surfaces on this 1810 O-105 survivor are covered with light gray patina and are well preserved. Residual steely luster and golden highlights appear during bright light review. The O-105 die pairing can be attributed by a long extended vertical shield line through the horizontals. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 1810
VF35
PCGS
33105066
O-101
Choice $385 Overton 101, Choice Original Surfaces, Lovely Olive-Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. Let’s start the description for this most attractive 1810 O-101 offering with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? How about choice original surfaces that are essentially blemish free. Toning is a pretty olive-gray during photography and in hand viewing. Under a light source, residual orange gold luster is most evident and pleasing. Fields have a steely texture which I thoroughly enjoy on early Capped Bust halves. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful new offering from the West Texas Collection that should receive special consideration.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 1811
Small 8
AU58
PCGS
83518441
O-110
Gem $2750 O-110, Small 8, Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose Centers, Peripheral Sky Blue, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A gem original offering of early half dollar Federal coinage. This 1811 O-110 strike provides expectional eye appeal including satiny cartwheel luster and well balanced rose center coupled with sky blue peripheral toning. Well struck on both sides. In hand viewing is strongly suggested as GFRC images are unable to capture the cartwheel luster. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1811/10 Capped Bust 1811/10
VF30
PCGS
29667953
O-101
Choice $535 New July 2! 1811/10 Overdate, Classic CAC Approved Eye Appeal, Nevada Collection. The 1811/10 overdate is also an earlier Punctuated Date. A large dot is visible between the base of the 8 and 1 digits. This Nevada Collection is super sweet with classic CAC approved original light gray surfaces and eye appeal. Steely fields perform well during bright light review with only a few scattered micro lines that are ancient. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC population is limited to eight at the VF30 grade level.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU58
PCGS
25629480
O-105a
Gem $2500 Better Overton 105a Variety, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Paper Envelope Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Late Die State. By now, GFRC customers and clients well recognize that I'm a fan of strict originalty and crusty gray toning. So when this 1812 O-105a R2 Capped Bust half walked up to the GFRC Baltimore table, it was not a difficult decision to add to inventory. Yes, there are many Capped Bust halves on the market, at any one time, therefore the challenge is only selecting the absolute best possible preserved examples. This is more enjoyable than being a value dealer moving average coins at below price guide numbers. Now that the preamble is done, let's consider this gem 1812 half. Surfaces are coverd a uniform crusty gray patina that is typical of years spent in an old paper 2x2 envelope. Under the toning is plenty of satiny cartwheel luster that generates a golden brown glow under a light source. This silver piece looks like it left the screw press and went into an envelope and stay there for years. There are no blemishes on late die state surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For the selective collector who appreciates originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU58
PCGS
36054434
O-105
Choice $2150 O-105, Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Blue, Rose and Gold Toning, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Well Above Average Eye Appeal. GFRC is pleased to be offering this exceptional 1812 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar that will please the most selective collector. Obverse and reverse toning are fully natural and most pleasing. Let's start with the obverse. In hand appearence is that of intermixed gray and aquamarine with the latter being more prevalent surrounding the date. Bright light viewing melts the darker colors and exposes yellow gold throughout the right stars and date punch. Reverse eye appeal is even more stunning than the obverse. A rose center is surrounded by sky blues along with a faint band of gold at the denticles. The sky blues appears as aquamarine on the GFRC images. This is another case of where in hand viewing at a coin show will be necessary for a sale else collectors trust this enthusiastic description. Grading is accurate as there is faint rub in the highest points. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
83064429
O-109
Choice $875 Choice Original, Delicate Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Golden Luster at Rims, Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. A superb 1818 O-109 Capped Bust half dolllar offering at the assigned AU50 grade level. Entirely choice and natural surfaces will please the most selective collector of the series. A light gun metal gray patina covers both obverse and reverse as base toning. Regions surrounding stars and reverse legend offers considerable mint frost and residual golden luster. Strike is uniform with the clasp being boldly defined. Conservative graded at the AU50 level and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. CAC approval is absolutely warranted given the eye appeal and strict originality. Newly consigned from a New York state collector and previously purchased from GFRC. Please check the Sales Archive for prior pricing.
Capped Bust 50C 1822/1 Capped Bust 1822/1
EF40
PCGS
29552404
O-101
Choice $545 New July 4! 1822/1, Choice Gun Metal Gray Surfaces, Residual Steely Luster, Nevada Collection. A superb 1822/1 O-101 offering that will please the most selective collector. Gun metal gray patina covers both sides with darker streaks on the reverse. Bold steely luster is readily apparent upon bright light review. Strike is typical with undisturbed fields. One could spend an extended period of time studying this lovely CAC approved example. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder and from the Nevada Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1825 Capped Bust 1825
EF45
PCGS
33105078
O-105
Choice $375 Attractive Steely Gray Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. An attractive 1825 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar offering with steely gray patina on both sides plus darker shades at the periphery. A no question choice original example with naturally toned surfaces. Strike, though not fully complete, is still bold and eye catching. Bright light examination reveals ample residual luster for the grade. There are no abrasions worthy of mention. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality consignment from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
Sq Base 2
AU55
NGC
2655550007
O-138
Choice $750 Choice Crusty Original, Accurately Graded. The 1827 Capped Bust date can be both overwhelming and challenging for die variety collecting. O-138 examples, with parallel die lines above Liberty's cap, are rated R4. The BustHalfAddict.com website indicates, "Generally a tougher marriage with MS64 at the head of a small group of MS specimens. AU's are generally tough as well." Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina. I could not find any blemishes to complain about. Please note that the darker surfaces on Liberty's check is crusty toning and not a blemish. Housed in newer NGC holder. CAC approval is fully warranted due to the perfectly natural surfaces.
Capped Bust 50C 1829/7 Capped Bust 1829/7
AU53
PCGS
33535048
O-101a
Choice $950 29/27 Overdate, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Conservative Grading. A popular overdate in the Capped Bust half dollar series that is well represented by this example. Surfaces are fully choice with remaining mint frost surrounding the stars and reverse legend. A light gun metal gray patina covers obverse and reverse and is transparent to the underlying luster. Blemishes are limited to a single fully toned over hairline below star 3 that is mentioned for accuracy. The reverse denomination weakness is typical for the O-101a die pairing and die state. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A lovely Capped Bust half that makes its second appearance on the GFRC price list.
Capped Bust 50C 1829/7 Capped Bust 1829/7
EF40
PCGS
29546994
O-101
Choice $425 New July 4! 1829/7, Natural Gray Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. An exceptional 1829/7 offering that will please the most selective collector of mid circulated grade Capped Bust coinage. Natural gray surfaces reveal light shades at the wear points. Residual steely luster is readily apparent during bright light review. This well preserved 1829/7 overdate features clear definition of the square base 2 at the bottom of the final curl base 2. The upright of the prior 7 digit is also visible within the lower loop of the 9 digit. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. A fully choice offering from the Nevada Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
AU53
PCGS
31689942
O-105
Choice $485 Choice Original, Beautiful Bright Light Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. Even olive gray in hand appearance gives way to gorgeous blue and rose during bright light viewing. This is a perfect original Capped Bust half dollar with choice surfaces. Also a better Overton variety within the omnipresent 1831 mintage. Ideal as a type coin and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is obviously warranted.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
EF45
PCGS
32254099
O-103
Choice $295 Crusty Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . A crusty original example that offers blemish free surfaces. Thick gun metal gray patina coveres both obverse and reverse exactly as one would expect from an 180 year old silver piece with some light circulation. Recut upright of 5 digit in denomination designates the O-103 variety. Housed in 2015 styled PCGS PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Small Letters
AU55
PCGS
36266064
O-110
Choice $495 O-110, Small Letters, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Just back from fresh PCGS grading and CAC approval after being cracked out of old white ANACS holder. GFRC has done all the heavy lifting for the new owner! Surfaces are 100% naturally toned and choice without blemishes. Crusty gray, brown and gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse is mostly copper gold at the periphery. Adding a light source shifts the obverse coloring to blues and browns over frosty fields while dirty golden gray dominates the reverse. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Old time quality from the Burchs Creek collection as off the market since early 1990s.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Small Letters
AU53
PCGS
36266065
O-112
Choice $425 O-112, Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Burch Creek Collection. A perfectly original O-112 example with choice surfaces and crusty olive-gray patina along with traces of vedigris in protected areas. Bright light viewing exposes some blue hues at the obverse periphery otherwise the surfaces remains mostly an olive texture. Surfaces are blemish free other than a fully toned over mark in the upper right reverse field that is inconsequential. Freshly graded at PCGS along with CAC approval after being cracked out from old white ANACS holder. Another quality Capped Bust half from the Burchs Creek Collection that seeks a appreciative home.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Large Date, Small Letters
EF45
PCGS
20283007
O-107
Choice $275 Choice Original, Old Album Gray and Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. Old time original toning is the highlight of this 1834 Capped Bust half. Gray shades are overlaid on top of a base layer of golden hues that are evident surrounding the obverse stars and reverse legend. A strong strike with entirely blemish free surfaces. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the strict originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58
NGC
1701583012
O-111
Choice $850 New July 4! Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Golden-Rose Gray Toning, CAC Approval, Nevada Collection. During 1834, the second coinage act changed the silver:gold ratio from 15:1 to 16:1 as gold was overvalued which led to hoarding. Mintages of Capped Bust halves continued to be substantial from twenty-two die pairings. Therefore, this date can be found in all grades. The Nevada Collection specimen is wicked nice and belongs in an advanced collection. Choice fields are mirrored leading to crisp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Coloring is perfectly natural and as I would expect for the issue. A base layer of rose-gray is highlighted by peripheral gold. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert and CAC approval. A fine offering worthy of special consideration.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Reeded Edge
VF35
PCGS
82485429
GR-11
Choice $385 R-5 Die Variety, Crusty Original Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A splendid example of the GR-11, Obverse 8 and Reverse J die pairing that is consider an R5 variety. Unknown if mint state and rare in EF or better. This PCGS VF35 graded example is certainly choice original with thick crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with all stars centrils connect and deeply impressed hair curls. Strike uniformity of the reverse is also excellent. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important variety also two year type coin (1836-1837) with 50 CENTS on the reverse.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 1838
Reeded Edge
MS62
PCGS
37083786
GR-13
Choice $1950 Reeded Edge Type, Pleasing Frosty Cartwheels, Near Gem Original Surface, Gray-Rose and Olive Patina, Old Time Eye Appeal. A near gem original 1838 GR-13 offering with pleasing frosty cartwheels and unabraded surfaces. Mint frost is evident throughout the obverse and reverse leading to a satisfying viewing experience due to uninterrupted luster. Fields are unabraded. Darker gray patina with embedded gold, rose and some olive shades cover the obverse while the reverse is a lustrous yellow gold and olive. A bold reverse die crack proceeds from HALF in a clockwise direction up through the olive leaves connecting all of UNITED STATES OF before terminating at the A in AMERICA. This same reverse is used again during the GR-14 die pairing. Care must be given to GR-13 vs. GR-14 attributions based on several subtle obverse difference. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Being a fan of strictly original surfaces, this lovely 1838 Reeded Edge spoke to my at the 2019 Summer Baltimore and wished to be part of GFRC inventory. This offering will also fit well in your type set collection.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
AU53
PCGS
25312262

Choice $775 With Drapery Type Coin, Choice Original, Light Olive/Gray, Lustrous, Consertive Grading, Poor Man's Collection. A half year type coin during 1839 as mintage included both No Drapery and With Drapery master hub designs. This With Drapery example is fully choice and would easily compliment an advanced collection. Surfaces are covered with transparent uniform olive gray patina. Viewing this piece under a light source activates plenty of remaining luster and a reverse cartwheel effect. Frankly, I believe this 1839 half is conservatively graded from a wear perspective. Strike is a tad weak at the gown line and breasts along with lower left eagle leg on the reverse. The assigned AU53 grade probably comprehends this weakness. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder and about as original as one could ever expect. CAC approval is definitely warranted.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
Drapery
AU55+
PCGS
85740346

Choice $1325 Drapery, Choice Original, Olive Gray Patina, Golden Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. A choice original example with light olive gray patina during in hand inspection. Adding a light source unleashes golden hues that are bold and more prevalent on the reverse. Fields are lightly mirrored resulting in sharp reflective luster. Strike is typical with a few of the upper stars lacking connected centrils. I'm comfortable with the assigned AU55+ grade as there is faint rub on the left facing breast and lower leg. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Attributing With Drapery 1839 halves is difficult as date positions are very similar between WB-5, WB-6 and WB-7 along with few die markers. The three die pairings are consistently listed as R3 rarity.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
25677496
WB-2
Choice $2250 No Drapery Type, Crusty Gray Toning, Choice Surfaces, Newtown Collection. An ideal first year of type issue, this is a pleasing Seated half with even, uniform color. Crusty fields of deep gray contrast with somewhat lighter central figures, particularly at the high points. Stars 6-9 reveal blue shading mixed in, as does the reverse rim. The strike is typical, with some flat stars. The originality factor is strong with no evidence of prior cleaning. WB-4 variety, with the date placed further to the right than for other WB varieties of this year. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date) with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
38087779
WB-4
Choice $925 No Drapery Design Type, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. Liberty Seated half dollar collectors should pay special attention to the 1839 No Drapery Liberty Seated half offering. Firstly, this piece is the only CAC approved example at the VF30 grade level. Second is the choice original surfaces that are toned with crusty gray patina and embedded olive hues. The third important point is the position on the pricing curve. Retail prices quickly double in EF and again in choice AU. A quality piece that would fit well in a circulated EF date and mint mark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide price is $975 as a reference point.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
With Drapery
AU58
PCGS
28257211
WB-5
Choice $1550 With Drapery, Choice Original, Seal Beach Collection. This richly toned example exhibits deep gold and burgundy hues with the central figures a shade lighter. The piece is well-struck with mostly complete star centers and complete feather detail in the eagle. Surface are near smooth with some chatter evident above the eagle. Bugert notes this variety sometimes comes with slight die rotation, as seen here. The eye appeal is wholesome, an opinion shared by CAC. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 1840
Rev 1839
AU50
PCGS
26806644
WB-10
Choice $475 New July 5! Double Date, Steely Luster, Light Gray Patina with Obverse Verdigris, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. This 1840 WB-10 Double Date half is high on the cool scale. The date is obviously doubled with a clockwise rotational shift between the two impressions. Unbranded surfaces are found on both sides. Overall coloring is light gray with embedded rose that is amplified by my photography. The same photography has also enhanced the greenish verdigris seen primarily on the lower left obverse. Strike is complete from moderately hubbed dies. Another duplicate offering from the Oregon Beaver collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 1841-O
MS61
PCGS
82973971
WB-8
Choice HOLD
$1975
New June 27! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Superb Eye Appeal, Lovely Peripheral Toning, Misaligned Reverse Die. Some coins immediately grab your attention and scream buy-me! This 1841-O Liberty Seated half is one of those cases. Once located in a dealer wholesale box, the eye appeal captured my attention. The brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels are eye catching. Peripheral toning is mostly golden-rose shades with deep aquamarine on the reverse. This WB-8 die pairing features a heavily misaligned reverse with Large O and die crack bisecting HALF and another from right facing wing to rim above the arrow heads. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A flashy piece that will please selective collectors.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU58
PCGS
84766502
WB-8
Choice $1295 Early New Orleans Strike, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Uniform Light Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Cracked Reverse, Pleasing Eye Appeal. A wonderful 1841 New Orleans struck half dollar that belongs in a serious advanced collection. This offering is the WB-8 die variety as confirmed by the thick die crack from from left claws down through H(A)LF andf then rim. A no question choice original example with semi-transparent gray patina with embedded gold that becomes pronounced under a bright light. The WB-8 die pairing features a softly struck obverse but with complete device details included all stars having connected centrils and fully rounded. Surfaces are choice and blemish free. Cartwheel luster is closer to satiny texture. Overall eye appeal is well above average and will please the most selective collector. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval is definitely warranted. A premium Liberty Seated half dollar at the AU58 grade level.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 1841-O
VF30
PCGS
19737216
WB-2R
Choice $2400 WB-2R, Baseball Die Crack Reverse, Choice Original, Seal Beach Collection. An important opportunity for the advanced collector of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties. One does not often see a WB-2R Baseball Die Cracked Reverse offering with choice original surfaces and CAC approval. Gray toned surfaces provide balanced contrast between darker fields and lighter main devices. The ebony-gray ring between obverse stars and the rim provides additional eye appeal. 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. On the second die marriage, for the same die pair (WB-2R), the obverse comes much weaker with much of the foot support area polished out. Strike is uniform with no points of weakness to mention. There are a few tiny blemishes consistent with the assigned grade and acceptable to CAC. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Previously sold into the Seal Beach Collection and back again at GFRC as a top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 1842
Medium Date
AU58
PCGS
18478860
WB-14
Gem $1050 Medium Repunched Date, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. A gem original 1842 Philadelphia strike with medium date punch. Eye appeal is captivating with uniform deep rose/gold obverse coloring along with blues to the right of the date and between the rock and stars 1 and 2. Bright light viewing is where the fun really starts as the luster is bold and radiant. Strike is essentially complete with only stars 12 and 13 lacking connected centrils. A Liberty Seated half that would please the most demanding advanced collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1845 Seated 1845
AU55
PCGS
38054062
WB-5
Choice $1450 Scarce Philadelphia Date, Rim Cud Below Date, Golden-Gray Patina, A Near-Gem at Grade, Newtown Collection. The WB-5 variety is easily attributed, with the 5 in the date exhibiting an odd tilt. Obverse cuds are evident on several of the WB varieties for year this, as is seen on this example. On the reverse, the die is clashed within the shield, obliterating some of the vertical lines in advanced die states. This is a pleasing gray piece with ample gold shades in the protected areas, along with occasional crust, particularly within the obverse shield. The strike is typical with defined star centers and merging feathers in the eagle's left leg. Residual, steely luster is consistent with the AU55 grade. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date) with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 1845-O
EF45
PCGS
14255613
WB-4
Choice $375 Choice Original, Mottled Gray Coloring, CAC Approval, Newtown Collection. Yet another CAC-approved piece from the Newtown consignor, this Seated half exhibits a richly toned obverse with shades of gold and deeper gray at rims, while the reverse is lighter throughout. The WB-4 variety is distinct with a "footless" 1 in the date, missing part of the serif to the lower left, and a mintmark punched well left of center. This is not an expensive coin, but remains a choice example with visual interest, and not easily located as such. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CAC has approved 16 pieces finer.
Seated 50C 1848O Seated 1848-O
AU58
PCGS OGH
5336856
WB-12
Choice $1800 Near-Gem Original, Seal Beach Collection. Luster booms from both sides of this brilliant piece, with near-gem uncirculated "pop." Rub at the high points and a few field lines preclude MS status, but this piece well demonstrates the difficulty in assigning a single number to a coin, as the flash is easily equal to that of a much higher graded piece. Obverse stars to the right are softly struck, while the reverse eagle is sharply detailed. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. This piece won't last long on the GFRC price list.
Seated 50C 1850 Seated 1850
EF45
PCGS
81276687

Choice $1425 Underrated Philadelphia Date, Steely Reflective Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval. An ongoing underrated date in the Liberty Seated half dollar series due to significant melting prior to the reduction of silver planchet weight during 1853. Given the profit potential of silver arbitrage from larger denomination silver U.S. coins, many issues from 1850 through 1852 were exported and melted. This surviving example is well preserved and sufficiently choice for CAC approval. Residual steely luster is consistent with a higher grade. Both sides are toned a consistent light gray that is transparent to the underlying luster. Peripheral gold and aquamarine adds to the overall eye appeal. Strike is fully executed and noteworthy. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1851 Seated 1851
AU53
PCGS
36009395
WB-6
Choice $2750 Choice Original, Seal Beach Collection. This is a key date in the series, beginning with a low mintage of 200,750 pieces. Further, the date was subject to melting in the early 1850s as the bullion value exceeded the face value of the coin. This piece exhibits deep gray and tan shades with darker tones scattered in the figure of Liberty. The surfaces are steely and exhibit moderate luster. The left stars are sharper than the right, and the detail in the eagle is above average. CAC liked the originality, as will the next owner. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
AU53
PCGS
32648758

Choice $435 New May 31! Price Reduction, GFRC Consignor Buyout, Choice Original. This With Arrows type Seated half exhibits a pleasing two-tone appearance with luster in the recessed areas framed by gold and olive fields, with deeper shades at the high points. Marks are minimal for the grade with nothing of note. Ample die cracking is evident on both sides, a well-known signature of 1854-O halves, a year in which half dollar production at the New Orleans Mint spiked from 1.3 million to 5.2 million pieces. The Mint was clearly focused on cranking out these workhorses of American silver coinage, and polishing cracks out of impaired dies was not high on the priority list. Apart from the die characteristics, the originality factor is strong with a distinct absence of field hairlines underneath the toning, and the overall eye appeal is wholesome. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
18662978
WB-16
Choice New Price
$450
New June 17! Choice Original, Attractive Toning, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - Burnt golden patina and satiny luster are the primary highlights of this pleasing 1855-O half dollar. Purchased directly by Newtown from GFRC and now back on the market. Some strike weakness is typical for the New Orleans mint in the 1855 timeframe. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with a single faint line in the obverse right field being visible during bright light inspection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An eye appealing Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collectors that warrants close inspection. This piece would fit nicely into a new starter date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1855S Seated 1855-S
VG08
PCGS
33690263

Choice $1200 New June 19! First Year San Francisco MInt Issue, Choice Original, CAC Approval . Total CAC population of 15. Two of the three approved at VG08 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Full description after writing Friday morning's Blog.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 1856-O
EF45
PCGS
36937417

$245 Thick Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Complete Strike, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. If thick crusty original silver is your cup of tea, then please consider this 1856-O Seated half dollar hand selected from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album collection and process through PCGS and CAC. This piece screams originality with thick olive-gray skin. Strike is well executed and complete. Surfaces are unabraded as I could not find a single defect to complain about. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1857 Seated 1857
MS62
PCGS
29179470

Gem HOLD
$950
New July 5! Mirrored Fields, Golden-Teal Coloring, Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. On occasion, a newly consigned coin arrives to the GFRC and simply blows me away. This 1857 Seated half is one of those occasions and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Golden-teal coloring is overlaid over mirrored fields. Bright light inspection unleashes sharp reflective luster and vibrant cartwheels. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at star 8. Overall eye appeal is exceptional. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1857 Seated 1857
AU58
NGC
3383777008

Choice $515 Choice Original, Dirty Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded. Wholesome and original are probably the best descriptions for this choice 1857 Seated half dollar. Surfaces are covered with dirty gold patina that is more translucent to the underlying frosty luster on the reverse. Obverse toning is crusty. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view and CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the strict originality, eye appeal and accurately grading.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 1858
AU58
PCGS
82298567

Choice $550 CAC, Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. Frosty luster dominates both sides of this 1858 half, and only wear on the high points separates this coin from Mint state consideration. Cartwheel-effect remains evident when tilting, revealing medium silver toning overlaid by rose shades on both sides. The strike is typical, with some weakness in the eagle claws and feathers to the left of the shield. Obverse stars at the right are soft, while the left stars are fully defined. The coin remains solid for the grade, and the CAC certification attests to the overall eye appeal. Housed in a current (2015-date) Gen 6.0 PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 1858
AU53
PCGS
30185728

Original New Price
$275
New June 17! Strictly Original, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - Why is this strictly original 1858 half with CAC approval only assigned an Original quality rating you might ask? This Seated half is definitely original and accurately graded with only one obverse field blemish that is fully toned over. I've held this piece back from a Choice rating due to strike. If the obverse strike was stronger, then a higher rating might be appropriate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 1859
AU53
PCGS
22041277
WB-101
Choice $695 Type 2 Reverse, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Strictly Original, Newtown Collection. The Wiley-Bugert reference describes this issue as underrated, and a quick glance at the Guide Book verifies that the mintage is less than a million pieces, contrasting with the pricing profile, which matches that of a type coin. Such opportunities are one of the attractions of collecting Seated coins. This piece exhibits a medium tan obverse with olive highlights at the rim, while the reverse features intense, speckled deep gray in the fields, offset by steely luster in the protected areas. The strike is strong, with defined star points and superior detail in the eagle feathers. WB-101, type 1 reverse with shorter base of L in HALF. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1859O Seated 1859-O
AU55
PCGS
82418745
WB-10
Choice $750 Near Gem Original, Seal Beach Collection. Steely luster lies underneath the thick skin of this attractive piece, with shades of deep blue, tan, and rose on both sides. The strike is sharp with all star centers present and virtually complete detail in the eagle's feathers. Marks are scattered and consistent with the grade. The Mint switched to smaller logotypes in this year, and the date now fits more comfortably underneath the base of the rock. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1859O Seated 1859-O
AU53
PCGS
28985849
WB-16
Choice $425 Well Balanced, Perfectly Original Light Gray Toning, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Linden Collection. Ex. Newtown Collection and Seal Beach Collections. Though a "common date", serious fans of the Seated half dollar series should pay attention to this well balanced 1859 New Orleans strike. Surfaces are choice and completely unabraded. Light gray patina covers both sides along with embedded gold on the obverse and rose hues on the reverse. Strike is complete with all stars well defined. Lower reverse devices are also completely impressed. Classic eye appeal is readily available. How I would love to build a Seated coinage set with all pieces matched to this gray original appearance. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 1861-O
AU58
PCGS
31407738
WB-7
Gem $1300 Gem Original, Seal Beach Collection. 1861-O Seated halves are popular as the most accessible coin struck by the Confederacy. This is a WB-7, issued when the New Orleans Mint was under control of the state of Louisiana. Vibrant steely luster hosts a deeply toned obverse while the reverse is mostly brilliant. This piece is well struck, with some softness on stars 5-7 and most eagle feathers distinct. The surfaces are above average for the grade, smooth with only a few ticks. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1862S Seated 1862-S
AU53
PCGS
5716256
WB-5
Choice $925 Choice Original, Seal Beach Collection. Satin luster reveals the silver and light golden surfaces of this Seated half dollar. Many of the protected areas exhibit light crust, and this piece easily serves as an object lesson in identifying the portions of the design that allow circulation "dirt" to accumulate. The strike is typical with a few soft stars and feather detail beginning to merge. WB-5 variety, with a low date and tilted mintmark. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 1866-S
No Motto
VF30
PCGS
14553447
WB-1
Choice $1600 WB-1, Important No Motto Type, Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Late Die State, Accurately Graded . Always in demand as dual 1866 No Motto/Motto design type. The Civil War has ended and Reconstruction period starts with a reference to God on United States larger denomination coinage. Choice and attractive surfaces with classic gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded. Typical strike for the date with bold die clash mark in the lower right reverse shield resulting in the R4 rarity designation. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and classic gray eye appeal. A perfect candidate for a mid grade date and mintmark set without breaking the bank.
Seated 50C 1867S Seated 1867-S
EF45
NGC
2544522001
WB-1
Choice $400 New May 10! Choice Original, Murphys Collection. The San Francisco Mint ramped up production of Seated halves in this year, but few survive with this level of quality. A pleasing, even gray skin is accentuated by deeper obverse shades in the protected areas, while the reverse exhibits light olive within the legend and other recessed points. Apart from a few horizontal lines in the right obverse field, and some chatter at the upper right of the motto, there are no marks of note. The strike is typical, with all stars delineated and some blending of reverse detail beneath the shield. The overall look is wholesome, and the originality of the coin will appeal to a large audience. WB-1, with a slight upward slope in the date and a distinctly tilted mintmark. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1868S Seated 1868-S
EF40
NGC
3569068016
WB-8
Choice $300 New May 10! Choice Original, Murphys Collection. This piece is an object lesson in a typical toning pattern of an original coin. High points (obverse knees, breast) are more evenly toned, recessed areas (stars, legend) host occasional dirt, while the fields vary between grey and the rose seen at the high points. This is known as “elevation chromatics,” as the varying relief on a coin reacts differently to environmental conditions over time. Cleaned coins tend to be more uniform in color, and bright silver toning throughout is usually a dead giveaway. This is typically struck example, with some weakness in stars 5-7 and reverse detail surrounding the arrow feathers not completely distinct. Clearly, we like the originality of this piece, as does CAC. WB-8, with a high date that slopes slightly downward. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1870S Seated 1870-S
AU50
PCGS
26725238
WB-1
Choice $525 New May 10! Choice Original, Murphys Collection. Uniform silver color is highlighted by a touch of gold at the rims. A few light lines are seen in the obverse fields, imparted by circulation and not the typical parallel hairlines that betray a past cleaning. This piece appears to be weakly struck, but the Wiley-Bugert reference notes this is due to abraded dies and not the result of poor production at the coin press. In any case, many of the stars lack inner detail, and the elements surrounding the reverse shield are merging. WB-1, with mintmark punched low and to the left. The overall look of this original piece is appealing, and the specific die characteristics add additional interest. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1872 Seated 1872
AU53
PCGS
83095918

Choice $700 Choice Original, Seal Beach Collection. The surfaces of this CAC-approved Seated half exhibit brown and tan toning with steely luster emanating from the protected areas. Deep gray tones are scattered about, most prominently around Liberty's head. The strike is typical with characteristic weakness south of the reverse shield. The fields are even and smooth with no marks of note. CAC has certified 14 pieces in higher grades. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 1875-S
MS64
PCGS
27440425
WB-7
Gem $1600 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Near-gem, frosty luster underlies a medium skin of swirling blue-green and russet shades, and the effect is exceptionally appealing. The strong strike brings up virtually complete detail in the eagle's feathers, revealing the full intent of the engraver. This may be a "common" date, but the aesthetic appeal of this example is decidedly uncommon. One of the highlights in the Newtown consignment. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder and CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1877 Seated 1877
MS64
PCGS
26648625
WB-103
Gem $1950 Gem Original, JUST BUY IT NOW, Newtown Collection. Deeply toned, mirrored fields contrast with the frosted devices, and the effect is pleasing. Rich tones of blue-green intermix with delicate russet shades, especially on the reverse, while the central figures on both sides are more lightly toned. The strike is convincing, with sharp stars and near-complete eagle feathers. The CAC approval is no surprise, and the coin will look even better in hand. WB-103, type 2 reverse with a closed bud to the left. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 50C 1877S Seated 1877-S
MS65
PCGS
36495212
WB-104
Gem $3250 Gem Original, Thick Frosty Luster, Newtown Collection. A gorgeous gem-graded half with swirling shades of blue and rose, this piece will captivate even the most grizzled coin veteran. Frosty luster booms from both sides, and the eye appeal is exceptional. The strike is full, with sharp stars and most eagle feathers distinct. This is the WB-104 variety, type 2 reverse with closed bud beneath the branch leaves. The next owner will derive substantial enjoyment from this premium quality example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1879 Seated 1879
AU55
PCGS
30880102

Choice $1250 Near Gem Original, Seal Beach Collection. This begins the low-mintage run from Seated halves from 1879 to 1890, all struck in small quantities as the silver interests had successfully lobbied to convert the nation's massive silver production into Morgan dollars. The Morgans remain ubiquitous while more sophisticated collectors prefer the much scarcer Liberty Seated silver of the same era. This example is moderately mirrored with sharp reflective luster. Deep gold shades blanket both sides, with occasional additions of russet and deep gray. The strike is full, with distinct star points and slight softness around the arrow feather. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015) with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1881 Seated 1881
VF35
PCGS
14161370

Choice $875 New June 4! Low Mintage Date, Choice Original, CAC Approval, Murphys Collection. The 1878 Bland-Allison mandated large silver purchases by the federal government, and this bullion was most efficiently coined into Morgan dollars. Morgans are a fine thing, large flashy coins, but the rarity of the Seated coinage attracts its own followers. Only 10,000 Seated halves were struck in 1881, and this highly original example is an ideal representative. Medium skin covers both sides with a mix of olive, gold, and deep blue shades. The strike is typical with a couple soft stars, and the eye appeal is strong - this is a nice, original piece. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1884 Seated 1884
MS63
PCGS
4748267

Choice $2500 Tiny Mintage, Fantastic Eye Appeal, Mirrored Fields, Peripheral Burnt Gold, Newtown Collection. Burnt-gold peripheral toning fills the borders of this semiprooflike 1884 Liberty Seated half. Strike is hammered and a deeply struck representative of this scarce date. The obverse field shows a few stray micro lines with the reverse is well-preserved and unabraded. From a mintage of only 4,400 pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. A superb duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection. Last sold as Heritage Lot #4442 during June 2018 for $2520.
Seated 50C 1887 Seated 1887
MS63
PCGS
81641497

Choice $2400 Near Gem Original, Seal Beach Collection. Yet another "wow" piece from the Seal Beach collection, this better-date Seated half exhibits a background of blue, green, and gold, with the lighter figures that contrast nicely with the mirrored fields. Strike is typical, with some flat stars and merged detail below the reverse shield, but the decisive factor remains the overall, positive eye appeal. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1888 Seated 1888
VF30
PCGS
37310794

Choice $950 Low Mintage Issue, Natural Gray Patina, Accurately Grade, CAC Approval. A scarce late date Philadelphia issue with mintage of only 12,000. Surfaces are toned over with natural gray coloring that collectors strive to locate as a witness to strict originality. Fields are most pleasing with just a few ancient micro ticks that are consistent with the assigned grade. One of two approved by CAC at the VF30 grade level. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1890 Seated 1890
MS65
PCGS
25010814

Gem $4500 Low Mintage Date, Gem Original Preservation, Watery Mirrored Fields, Multi Color Toning, An Important Opportunity.. 1890 brought the last of the low-mintage half dollar years as a result of the Bland-Allison Act of 1878, which shifted much of the Mint's production capacity from minor denominations to Morgan dollars. Only 12,000 1890 halves were struck at the Philadelphia mint. This Gem example is scarce with only four MS65s with CAC approval. The design elements are fully struck. Watery mirrored fields complement the original multicolor toning that delivers exceptional visual appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval. An offering for the most advanced Liberty Seated half dollars sets under construction.
Seated 50C 1891 Seated 1891
PR66
PCGS
34736030

Gem $22500 New June 9! Near-Unique Original 1891 Proof Set, Sequential PCGS Serial Numbers, CAC Approval. Seated 50c PCGS PR66. Silver reacts over time with its environment, and the envelope toning stands front row center on this premium gem half. A canvas of light tan is highlighted by electric blue bursts on both sides, and the effect is stunning. Further rotation under a light reveals nearly every color in the spectrum, and this piece is a pleasure to examine in-hand. SOLD ONLY AS COMPLETE SET. All coins are currently housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holders with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Original Philadelphia Mint packaging included.
Barber 50C 1897S Barber 1897-S
AU55
PCGS
36483853

Choice $3250 Rare 1890s San Francisco Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gray-Gold Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. 1897 San Francisco strikes are one of the tougher Barber half dollar dates of the 1890's. This date is not as rare as the 1897-O or the 1898-S, but remains challenges as compared to the majority of the dates in the series. PCGS population report indicates thirty-nine certified in all AU grades from a mintage of 933,900. That is 0.004% of the reported mintage as a reference. This lovely survivor offers strictly original surfaces that are essentially blemish free. The only abrasion seen under a 10x loupe is one tiny nick on the upper cheek. Satiny cartwheel luster and faint gray-gold patina are attractive for such a scarce date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A rare offering from the Osprey Collection.
Barber 50C 1901 Barber 1901
AU58
PCGS
36377867

Choice $500 Sharp Steely Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gold Toning. Cartwheels galore are at hand on this most attractive 1901 Barber half. A strong candidate for a type set. Steely in combination with frosty are the terms that come to mind when viewing this piece under a light source. Surfaces have a micro granular texture that emits frosty like luster. The cartwheels are incredible active as if viewing a polished piece of steel. I hope these comments will help with the visualization since GFRC images are better suited for accurate coloring. Coloring is a light gold with faint aquamarine hues. These have been amplified by my Nikon camera; therefore please note this fact when viewing the images. A choice pleasing example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1901S Barber 1901-S
VF30
PCGS
29582129

Choice $815 New May 12! Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction, Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Antique Gray Patina. 1901 San Francisco strikes are semi-scarce though the date's popularity does bridge over from the rare 1901-S quarter. Circulated pieces can be found well distributed from VG08 through EF45 grades. A scarce date in AU. This wholesome example brings light antique gray coloring while bright light inspection exposes golden hues. Though the high points are worn, the fields are pristine and unabraded. Well above quality and eye appeal at the assigned grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1905 Barber 1905
AU55
PCGS
34376694

Choice $675 Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Rose-Gray and Aquamarine Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. An eye catching 1905 Philadelphia strike with attractive old album toning. One can easily grow tired of blast white AU graded Barber halves. This 1905 half offers the other end of the color spectrum. In hand viewing results in typical gray patina but adding a light source reveals the old album colors. Under bright light, the obverse is mostly rose with soft blues surrounding the stars and date. The reverse shifts to gray rose coupled with plenty of residual luster. Strike is deeply impressed with the pesky lower right facing leg and arrows being fully defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the eye appeal, originality and accurate grading.
Barber 50C 1908O Barber 1908-O
AU53
PCGS
20897636

Choice $415 Choice Original, Light Golden Gray Patina, Accurately Graded and CAC Approved. A lovely New Orleans strike with strictly original gold-gray toning. Locating choice Barber halves outside of the common Philadelphia dates will take some searching. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality Barber half dollar offering.
Barber 50C 1910S Barber 1910-S
F12
NGC
2037691067

Choice New Price
$150
New July 2! Eric P. Newman Collection, Choice Original, Old Paper Toning, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Price Reduction - July 2020. 1910 San Francisco strikes are more challenging than the 1909-S and the 1913-1915 S Mint issues that complete the series. It is not, however, in the same rarity class as any of the earlier S Mint issues from 1892-1908, or the 1911-S. This example is accurately graded and housed in NGC brown label Eric P Newman - Col.' Green holder from the original Heritage November 2013 sale. Classic old paper envelope toning as found on a substantial portion of the Newman coins. A cool offering from the Kansas Collection.
Barber 50C 1911D Barber 1911-D
AU58
PCGS
21505553

Choice $695 Super Originality, Choice Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Light Rub . A perfectly original and choice 1911 Denver strike for your consideration. Fresh from the Denver ANA and screams originality with its light gun metal gray patina that is completely undisturbed by blemishes. This piece is entirely mark free while the strike is complete. How can you go wrong at the AU58 graded level with just a touch of rub on the cheek under the toning. Housed in early generation blue label PCGS holder with PNG reverse hologram. CAC approval is absolutely warranted and valid for this perfectly original Barber half.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 1934
MS66
NGC Fatty
183349022

Gem HOLD
$415
1934 Boone Commemorative, Low Mintage, Thick Frosty Luster, Copper-Gold Patina, Superb Gem. The 1934 Boone silver commemorative mintage was limited to 10,007 coins with a high survival rate. This issue is found with frosty to satiny-like luster with excellent eye appeal. Collector challenge is locating an example that they find especially appealing. This lovely specimen captured my attention at the 2019 Winter Baltimore pre-show buying event as so attractive and well struck. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 1937
MS66+
PCGS
34804283

Gem $900 Antietam Civil War Battle Commemorative, Superb Gem Original, Old Mint Holder Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1937 Antietam Civil War half dollar commemorative is popular with collectors. The original mintage was 50,028 coins although 32,000 were melted as unsold. Therefore the surviving mintage distributed to collectors is only 18,028. Most surviving examples will grade in the MS63 to MS66 range. This offering is well above average with old mintage holder paper toning that is quite evident on the reverse. Frosty cartwheel luster is brilliant and swirling when viewed under a light source. A superior example that is fairly graded as MS66+ and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1944S Walking Liberty 1944-S
MS64
PCGS
36048730

Choice $125 Satiny Cartwheels, Near-Gem Original, Gray-Gold Patina, CAC Approval. Satiny luster showcases aquamarine and gold coloring during bright light inspection. In hand apperance is mostly gray with embedded gold. Cartwheels are active and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 1946
MS66
NGC Fatty
167917004

Gem $295 Booker T Washington, Superb Gem Original, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Incredible Preservation State . A magnificent 1946 Booker T. Washinton commemorative housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder to consider. A superb gem example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is covered with rich rose-gold and aquamarine colors while the reverse glows with fiery rose-gold when any light source is added. CAC approval is icing on the cake. For collectors who desire wildly toned coins.
1 Dollar
Draped Bust $1 1798 Draped Bust 1798
VF35
PCGS
29996974
B-8 BB-125
Choice $4000 New June 18! Pointed 9, 4 Lines, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Moderately crusty gray fields contrast well with the lighter central devices on this 1798 Draped Bust dollar. A later die state BB-125 example with heavy die crack through the olive leaves and through AMERI(C)A. As with many dollars of the late 18th Century, strike uniformity was a casualty of primitive minting presses. This Osprey Collection offering has a bold strike on the right obverse but sees poor stars definition on the left obverse. A common 1798 die variety with Pointed 9 and four shield verticals on the reverse shield. An ideal candidate as a type coin due to lack of any die variety premium. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust $1 1800 Draped Bust 1800
AMERICAI
F12
PCGS
27726080
B-19 BB-192
Choice $2075 New June 18! AMERICAI, Natural Olive-Gray Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, Wholesome and Pleasing, Osprey Collection. The 1800 Draped Bust "AMERICAI" die variety features a die flaw below the eagle's right claw. This anomaly appears to be a faint I letter and has been popularized as a major die variety in the Draped Bust series. The Osprey Collection has released a perfectly original example with natural gun metal gray patina and unabraded surfaces. Bright light viewing exposes embedded blues on the obverse while olive shades become more apparent on the reverse. A quality offering that would be ideal for type or for the variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder without edge view insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion for this piece.
Draped Bust $1 1801 Draped Bust 1801
EF40
PCGS
27942586
B-1 BB-211
Choice $4950 New June 25! Draped Bust Large Eagle Type, Gun Metal Gray-Gold, Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Ex. Wayne Miller. Silver and pastel fields host central figures with lighter color on the high points, while the recessed areas exhibit intense shades of gold, russet, blue, and grey. The B-1 (BB-211) variety is readily identified by the reverse, where cloud 3 touches the base of A. This is a later die state, with a crack forming through the base of STATES. The Bowers-Borckardt reference notes this variety is virtually unknown in Mint state. A pleasing example of one of the iconic designs in the U.S. series. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval and label reading, "B-1 BB-211".
Draped Bust $1 1802 Draped Bust 1802
VF30
PCGS
18080646
B-6 BB-241
Choice $3250 New June 25! Narrow Date, Broken LIBER(T)Y, Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. This early dollar exhibits medium silver and powder blue shading, which becomes more intense at the rims, while lighter color identifies the high points. Fields are smooth for the grade and the overall effect is pleasing. B-2, with the lower right serif of T in LIBERTY completely missing. Perfect for a mid-grade type coin set. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust $1 1803 Draped Bust 1803
Small 3
F12
PCGS
18033423
B-1 BB-251
Choice HOLD
$2200
New July 3! Small 3, Gray Surfaces, Peripheral Olive Toning, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Sole F12 Small 3 CAC Approved. 1803-dated Draped dollars were the last to be struck as the denomination was discontinued. Many struck early dollars export or melted due to silver weight being worth more than face. This well preserved survivor features honest wear and circulated cameo eye appeal. Obverse is toned a base steely gray with peripheral oilve shades. Reverse toning is similar with a uniform gray patina. A careful 10x loupe inspection indicates minimally abraded surfaces that will please the selective collector. Most early dollars will be found with one problem or another. This choice specimen is the only Small 3 approaved by CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gobrecht $1 1836 Gobrecht 1836
PR50
PCGS
04137042

Choice $17500 New June 7! Name on Base, Choice Original Strike, Die Alignment I, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. The study of Gobrecht dollars is a field onto itself. The 1836 date is a proof only issue with the Christian Gobrecht name on the base. This die pairing is found with two reverse die alignments; regular coin turn and medal turn. The Coin Turn aligned reverse features the eagle flying upward through a field of multiple sized stars. Most notable are the raised letters in LIBERTY on the scroll. GFRC original sold this PCGS PR50 example into the Osprey Collection after securing CAC approval. A splendid example with rich gun metal gray-blue patina on both sides. Bright light inspection exposes light blue fields and peripheral gold toning. A circulated example with minimal wear on the gown line and scroll. One field mark is noted within the right obverse as illustrated in the GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Fully choice and would be the prize holding in most Liberty Seated coinage centric collections.
Seated $1 1840 Seated 1840
EF45
PCGS
38188313

Choice $1250 New May 31! Price Reduction, GFRC Consignor Buyout, Choice Original, First Year Issue, CAC Approval. Silver dollars are easily the most visually impressive of all U.S. silver coins, large pieces that convey visceral “heft” when held in hand. Morgans are popular but common, while early dollars serve an elite group of collector and dealers. Liberty Seated pieces hit the sweet spot with genuinely rare and attractive pieces available at more accessible price points. This first year of issue Seated dollar was struck to the extent of only 61,005 pieces, and this is an original, medium-skinned survivor. Gray shades with light rose predominate, with some heavier toning at the rims, especially on the reverse. Marks are well distributed, and the fields are smooth for the grade. The piece is well-struck with a few weak star points and minimal reverse blending in the detail above ONE. Original surfaces are a key aspect of CAC consideration, and this example passes with flying colors. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1841 Seated 1841
MS63
PCGS
37334005

Choice $10250 Near-Gem Original, Chrome-Gray Patina, Steely Fields, Old Time Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. GFRC dug this wonderful 1841 Liberty Seated dollar out of a wholesaler's box at the 2020 Atlanta ANA show. There was no question that adding this near-gem to inventory was a foregone conclusion if competitive pricing could be worked out. This I did and thrilled to be offering this specimen to clients. An early American artifact with well preserved surfaces covered with a thin chrome-gray patina that allows uninterrupted steely luster during bright light inspection. As usual, GFRC photography amplifies the reverse toning streak. The obverse is fully struck with bold head details and high relief stars. Some reverse weakness is present at the upper left facing wing. If building a superior set of Seated dollars, please given this special offering consideration. Dan White and I both loved this one at first sight; a tough audience to please! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. As a reference, CDN CAC guide is $10,500.
Seated $1 1843 Seated 1843
EF45
NGC
3573302086

Choice $825 New May 13! Choice Original, CAC Approval, New England Collection. Medium shades of gold, maroon, and olive combine in the obverse and reverse fields, with similar patination in the protected areas of the central figures. Liberty exhibits silver at the high points, contrasting with maroon in the recesses. The high points of the eagle are similarly evident, while the reverse shield is marked by light crust. Apart from a few lines in the right obverse field, surfaces are largely smooth. Strike is typical, with partial lines in the star interiors. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated $1 1844 Seated 1844
AU55
PCGS
33605898

Choice HOLD
$2475
Circulation Strike, Lightly Mirrored Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Silver Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Minimal Abrasions, Osprey Collection. A wonderful 1844 circulation strike with obvious doubling in the shield and misplaced top loop of 8 digit in lower gown. Fields are lightly mirrored with obverse emitting crisp reflective luster under a light source. Reverse luster is closer to a steely texture. Both sides are covered with natural silver gray patina. The obverse has embedded rose which is amplified in the GFRC images. Strike is complete. Surfaces abrasions are minimal with none worth mentioning. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is more than warranted as grading is accurate and surfaces are 100% original. More handpicked quality silver coinage offerings from the Osprey Collection.
Seated $1 1844 Seated 1844
EF40
NGC
3422774011

Choice $1200 New May 13! Choice Original, CAC Approval, New England Collection. There is only one variety for the 1844 business strike Seated dollar, the so-called "quad stripes," for which the obverse die features shield verticals in sets of four. The quad stripes obverse die is further distinguished from the proof die by a lower date. This is an original example exhibiting deep gray fields, more mottled on the reverse, that contrast with lighter central figures. The piece is well-struck, with substantial star delineation and minimal blending of the left claw detail. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated $1 1845 Seated 1845
AU55
PCGS
34931406

Choice $2325 Better Early Date, Mirrored Fields, Deep Rose with Peripheral Blue, CAC Approved. One of the three better early Philadelphia date at the AU grade level. 1845 dated strikes amounted to only 24,500 pieces with a bit over fifty certified by PCGS at the AU55-58 grade level. CAC population for this grade range is seventeen pieces. This example should be near the top of the CAC approved pack due to incredible originality. Fields are nicely mirrored and reflective during bright light inspection. A fairly thick rose patina covers both sides and surrounded by peripheral blues. The patina mutes much of the luster during in hand viewing while semi-transparent under a light source. A very choice and desirable example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1850 Seated 1850
AU55
PCGS OGH
9701735

Gem $5850 Rare Date, Gem at Grade, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. A marvelous 1850 gem from a tiny mintage of 7,500 pieces. Mirrored fields are covered with gun metal gray-blue patina. Bright light viewing exposes peripheral gold and center rose. An offering from the true Liberty Seated dollar connoisseur. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. Part of the Dan White Liberty Seated Dollar Collection that is presently being divested.
Seated $1 1853 Seated 1853
MS64
PCGS
3669930

Gem $13250 Gem Original, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Incredible Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. Collecting Liberty Seated dollars is a substantial undertaking. The surviving populations are quite low in AU and Mint State outside of the omnipresent 1859-O and 1860-O dates along with the generally available 1840s dates. Locating Philadelphia struck specimens from the 1850s presents a keen challenge. During early 2018, a complete Seated dollar set was being broken up with this 1853 dollar offering having some of the best eye appeal among the set offerings. This gorgeous 1853 specimen was purchased by Dan White at that time as a well preserved specimen with eye catching frosty cartwheel luster. Surfaces are lightly toned with a thin gold skin that is more apparent on the lower left obverse along with date punch area. Bright light viewing is an absolutely joy as few have been seen with this amount of natural luster and overall eye appeal. Placing a 10x loupe on the surfaces of such a large denomination piece may appear excessive. The inspection revealed only a few field ticks and a single bag mark. Being this critical is important for full disclosure. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with standard ring insert and barcode on the back aside label. CAC approval must have been a foregone conclusion on this amazing specimen. From the Dan White Collection of Liberty Seated dollar being divested via GFRC.
Seated $1 1857 Seated 1857
MS64+
NGC
4626462007

Gem $16750 Near Condition Census Offering, Mirrored Fields, Gem Original Surfaces, Rose-Gray and Teal Toning, Osprey Collection. 1857 dated Seated dollars will be found with two consistent characteristics. Nearly all survivors in EF through Mint State will exhibit proof like surfaces. Secondly, essential all pieces are weakly struck at the head and surrounding stars. A full strike is probably an R7+ rarity. The divestment of the Dan White Liberty Seated Dollar collection has yielded this near condition census example into the market place. This survivor features the expected mirrored fields and a partial strike at the upper obverse. Perfectly preserved surfaces are unabraded and covered with a base layer of semi-transparent rose-gray coupled with mottled teal blue. PCGS population is a single example certified at MS64+ with three better. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1860O Seated 1860-O
AU55
PCGS
16855941

Choice $1525 Near Gem Original, Crusty Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Fields, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval was assured on the naturally toned specimen.
Seated $1 1860O Seated 1860-O
AU55
PCGS
38150680

Choice $1200 Popular Type Coin, Steely Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Gray-Gold Patina, Near-Gem at Grade. Let's start the description for this near-gem 1860-O Seated dollar with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I'm sitting at the GFRC desk and viewing this piece under a bright light. What fun! Fields are fully unabraded and appear as steely mirrors with reflective luster. The mostly in hand gray-rose obverse transitions to lavender and gold. Reverse remains mostly gun metal gray with some orange-gold on the lower portion. This 1860-O is well above average for surfaces and eye appeal. It should please the most selective collectors in the audience! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Trade $1 1873CC Trade 1873-CC
MS63
PCGS
38749376

Choice $25950 New June 28! Condition Census, Superb Gem, Set Registry Candidate, Pristine Surfaces, Natural Pewter Coloring CAC Approval. I believe that Q. David Bowers well communicates the rarity of this gem 1873-CC Trade dollar per his CoinFacts monologue. This date was not saved by collectors of the period, with nearly all being shipped to the Orient. Exported pieces did return to the United States with wear and chopmarks. Bowers goes on to write that "In MS63 grade, the 1873-CC date maintains it lofty rarity status with examples seen being as elusive as those at the MS64 grade level. I could not pass up owning this superb gem when discovered in a dealer wholesale box at a small New England dealer show. This example presents virtually perfect surfaces that do not reveal even the tiniest scrapes. 10x loupe inspection and a thorough inspection reveals a few widely scattered microscopic ticks. Steely luster is consistent on both sides which is typical for the date. Both sides enjoy a naturally original deeper pewter color. Miss Liberty and the details are well struck. Mint made adjustment marks on the eagles lower left leg probably holds this piece back from MS64 certification. The good people at CAC believed this high end MInt States example to be worthy of green bean. CAC population is two at the MS63 level with only three finer. A true piece of American western frontier history in a very rare preservation state. I'm already enjoying having this piece in GFRC inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Offers welcomed though reasonably priced. As a reference, CDN CAC guide pricing is $30,200.
Trade $1 1874 Trade 1874
AU58
PCGS
27461036

Gem $1225 Difficult Early Philadelphia Strike, Gem Original, Gray-Copper and Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded . One in hand inspection of this gorgeous 1874 Trade dollar and you will agree that a gem original quality rating is warranted. I'll even double down and issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This 1874 Trade dollar is so well preserved with gray, copper and gold patina that is accentuated by frosty cartwheel luster. The eye appeal is substantial and pleasing. if you've been searching for a well above average Trade dollar as a type coin, then this offering is for you. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this piece as I suspect it will not be around long.
Trade $1 1875S Trade 1875-S
MS64
PCGS
2280654

Gem $3400 Superior Originality and Eye Appeal, Steely Reflective Luster, Flashy Cartwheels, 1989 PCGS Holder, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection . Ex. Poetic Candy Collection, The Osprey Collection continues its divestment program via GFRC. This superior 1875-S Trade dollar was originally purchased out of the Poetic Candy Collection during 2017 and now makes a return appearance. This example is a unquestionable gem at the assigned grade. Surfaces are 100% original and untouched. Steely reflective luster is pleasing along with flashy cartwheels during bright light inspection. A faint rose patina covers both sides but does not impede the luster. Strike is big and bold; every minor detail is so well defined. Two bag marks above Liberty's out stretched arm are the only abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989) old green holder with CAC approval. Worthy of special consideration and a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan 1880-S
MS65
PCGS
19858614

Gem $285 Vivid Rose, Blues, Aquamarine, Mirrored Surfaces, Cartwheel Luster. Being selective on toned Morgans is standard operating procedure at GFRC. Getting them to photograph properly is a significant challenge with many attempts to remove lighting reflections. I'm finally pleased with these images. Toning is multicolor rainbow with gold, rose and blues on the obverse and aquamarine and gold on the reverse. Many 1880 San Francisco examples come lightly PL as is the case with this example. Under bright light, the PL surfaces accentuate the colorful toning and adds a new dimension of enjoyment. As one would expect from an MS65 graded piece, the fields and main devices are blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted.
Trade $1 1882 Trade 1882
PR64CAM
PCGS
25317180

Gem $6100 New June 11! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Watery Fields, Sharp Reflective Luster, Proof Only Date, Osprey Collection. 1882 brings a proof only date for Trade dollars. Mintage was limited to 1,097 strikes for the collector market of that era. The Osprey Collection is letting go of an exceptional example from his PCGS Box of 20- This offering warrants a Gem original quality rating for a host of positive reasons. First are the watery mirrors. Second is the cameo contrast between the white Liberty device, with out stretched hand, against darkly mirrored fields. Coloring is light rose with darker shades as one moves towards the peripheries. Reflective luster is brilliant and crisp as are the cartwheels leading to exceptional eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A special offering for the selective collectors that wants the best coin at grade level.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan 1885
MS65
PCGS
3746922

Gem $285 Gem Original, Dual Sided Multi Color Pastel Patina, Accurately Graded. Light copper gold patina dominates the eyes when viewing this lovely dual sided toner Morgan. Cartwheel luster simply radiates through the patina when viewing under bright light. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS66
NGC
3540740028

Gem $535 Incredible Dual Sided Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded. Radiant luster energies the multicolor patina on this attractive specimen. Coloring is dominated by aquamarine, teal, and rose with some gold intermixed on the reverse. Housed in new NGC holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to combination of eye appeal and originality. Overall a very attractive double sided toner for the advanced collector. Price reduction on May 1.
Morgan $1 1891 Morgan 1891
PR66
PCGS
34736031

Gem $22500 New June 9! Near-Unique Original 1891 Proof Set, Sequential PCGS Serial Numbers, CAC Approval. Morgan PCGS $1 PR66. This piece is similarly toned to the half dollar, not surprising as the set has been stored together since the time of issue. A background of deep russet hosts blue and gold shades, with lighter areas where the coin was likely not in direct contact with the envelope. Proof coinage in this year was 650, the second lowest in the entire Morgan series. SOLD ONLY AS COMPLETE SET. All coins are currently housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holders with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Original Philadelphia Mint packaging included.
Peace $1 1922D Peace 1922-D
MS65
PCGS
29271180

Gem $650 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Shimmering Cartwheels, Fully Struck, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. This is one awesome 1922-D Peace dollar with flashy cartwheels and brilliant luster. A no question gem that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Along with the luster, strike is hammered with center hair curls being fully defined. Tons of eye appeal! Another super special offering from the Osprey Collection.
Peace $1 1926D Peace 1926-D
MS66+
PCGS
37997103

Gem $15500 Superb Gem, Frosty Luster, Satin Texture, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A superb gem 1926-D Peace dollar that is sharply struck along with exceptional eye appeal. Frosty luster boldly uniform with a pleasing satin texture. Light iridescent toning can be seen with a glass. Device details are bold and exact with their definition. Surfaces are amazingly well preserved. An offering for the sophisticated collector building a top set of Peace dollars. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The Osprey Collection locates yet another magnificent inventory offering for GFRC customers.
Gold
Gold G$1 1852-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS63
PCGS
35738613

Choice $5650 CAC Condition Census, Rare in Mint State, Rich Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Grades, Osprey Collection. The 1852-O has the second lowest mintage of any Type 1 New Orleans mint gold dollar and is also the second rarest. Locating choice examples in higher uncirculated grades is very difficult. The CAC population report validates this fact with only three approved at MS63 level and three finer. Rich frosty luster is the highlight of this choice original offering. Surfaces are essentially abrasion free with a few very faint wispy hairlines seen under bright light viewing and nothing else. Obverse die is heavily cracked with die cracks from 9:00 to Liberty's nose and another from star to the bonnet. Coloring is natural medium green-gold. Strike is typical with the reverse DO(LL)AR and 8 digit being a tad weak. Overall, a quality representative of this rare date in Mint State. Freshly graded and housed in Gen 6.0S Gold Shield PCGS holder with CAC approval. An exceptional advanced collector offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$1 1853
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS63
PCGS
6649024

Choice $565 CAC, Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). Production of one-dollar gold pieces at the Philadelphia Mint reached its peak in this year, making this a natural selection as a type coin. This is a lovely, appealing piece, with warm orange-gold toning and minimal marks, especially on the obverse. The strike is sharp with Liberty's hair completely defined. There is no substitute for quality, and it is all here. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1853-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS63
PCGS
13727119

Choice $2150 Ideal Type 1 New Orleans Type Set Candidate, Satiny Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Heavily Worn Dies. 1853 New Orleans strikes are scarce at the choice Mint State level with mintage of 290,000. Choice original surfaces a toned a medium green-gold and well preserved. Satiny luster and active cartwheels are most attractive during bright light inspection. Full struck from heavily eroded dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1854
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU58
NGC
914606006

Choice $825 Scarce Type 2 $1 Gold, Popular AU58 Grade, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Yellow-Gold Coloring, Near-Gem Original!. A "Wow" Type 2 Indian Princess $1 gold piece that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Brilliant yellow-gold luster sparkles during a wholesale buying bright light inspection and screamed "add me to inventory." Strike is completed executed from aging dies. In particular, excessive obverse die pitting surrounds the obverse legend. I can just imagine the die steel flaking away with successive strikes. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The NGC label reads TYPE 2 AU58. The AU58 CAC market is hot due to registry set fever; I don't expect this near-gem to be around for long.
Gold G$1 1855
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU58
NGC
4824954002

Choice $800 Scarce Type 2 $1 Gold, Popular AU58 Grade, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Choice Original!. Yet another choice original Type 2 Indian Princess that appeared on the Atlanta ANA bourse and was scooped up by the vast GFRC staff. A lovely example with coloring that is closer to greenish-gold. Unabraded surfaces retains considerable mint frost. Bright light inspection reveals frosty luster with active cartwheels. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The NGC label reads TYPE 2 AU58. .
Gold G$1 1855
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU58
NGC
671003001

Choice $825 Scarce Type 2 $1 Gold, Popular AU58 Grade, CAC Approval, Light Copper-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck. Type 2 Indian Princess gold dollars are constantly popular as a two year type. Though TPG certified populations are high, locating choice examples takes considerable patience. This choice 1855 example would fit nicely into an AU58 or MInt State centric type set. Coloring is attractive orange-gold with variegated patina that screams originality. Die clashing is obvious on both sides. Strike features the typical weakness on 1(8)55. The market for AU58 CAC coins is presently active and best to not wait long when nice Type 2's appear. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1855-O
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU58
NGC
5742346007

Choice $5175 Popular Branch Mint Type 2 Strike, Grainy Frosty Luster, Deep Green-Gold Coloring, Ideal AU58 Grade, Osprey Collection. Mintage for 1855 New Orleans branch mint strikes was a small 55,000 pieces. For gold type collectors seeking a branch mint Type 2 gold dollar, New Orleans strikes are popular based on finish and pricing. Doug Winter states that the 1855-O date is "moderately scarce in lower AU grades and visually pleasing AU58 coins are not easy to locate." This AU58 graded survivor is most pleasing and secured CAC approval. Surfaces are covered with granular frost at the legend and outer reverse wreath. Resulting luster is somewhere between reflective and frosty. Coloring is a consistent green-gold. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1874
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
PCGS
82153022

Choice $650 Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). This type III one-dollar gold piece rounds out the Mark Mattox collection of gold dollar varieties. The portrait of Liberty on the type III piece is quite similar to that of the three-dollar gold piece, while the reverse cereal wreath is closed, rather than open as on the three-dollar coin. Luster is above average on the obverse, which exhibits clash marks, quite typical in the one-dollar gold series. A few reverse marks are found near the top of the wreath, but the surfaces are original and the eye appeal is CAC-endorsed. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Gold G$1 1886
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
NGC
3666729006

Gem $925 Tiny Mintage, Choice Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . What is there not to like about this 1886 gold dollar? Let's start with a tiny mintage of 5,000 pieces. Then there is conservative grading and CAC approval at the MS63 grade level. How about frosty cartwheel luster that just radiates off the obverse and reverse surfaces? Bottomline, this is a gem example at the assigned NGC grade and worthy of the asking price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$10 1853
Liberty
AU58
NGC
1287371004

Choice HOLD
$1700
New June 6! Near-Gem, Crusty Orange-Gold Surfaces, Moderately Mirrored Fields, CAC Approval. . Ok, I'm partial to crusty original orange-gold early U.S. gold. This near-gem warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. One look at the GFRC images will explain why. Ideal for type or a $10 Liberty gold date set. CAC approval was assured when submitted. Hurry on this offering as I guarantee you will be pleased.
Gold G$10 1855
Liberty
AU58
NGC
5742323009

Choice $1850 Scarce No Motto Date, Crusty Green-Gold Patina, Well Preserved, Accurately Graded, CAC Approval. A lovely 1855 $10 eagle with old time crusty surfaces and green-gold patina. A scarce date at the AU grade level that becomes very rare in Mint State. The AU58 grade is ideal point on the price curve where Mint State eye appeal can be had at a fraction of the cost. CAC approval validates the old time originality and choice surfaces. An interesting candidate for the $10 No Motto requirement in an AU58 CAC type set. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1878
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
36835762

Gem $6250 Gem Original, Two in MS63+, Ten Finer, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Bold Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A gem original 1878 $10 Philadelpha eagle strike that offers thick frosty luster. Surfaces are evenly toned a greenish gold with mint frost throughout the fields and devices. Under a light source, cartwheels are active on both sides. Obverse surface abrasions are consistent with the grade. I've assigned a gem quality rating due to the superior eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An remarkable Liberty $10 eagle offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1892-O
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
10997562

Choice $2950 New June 6! Low Mintage New Orleans Date, None CAC Approved Finer, Greenish-Gold. Mintage of only 28,688 though few were released to circulation. Essentially all survivors are found certified in the AU and low Mint State grades. At the MS63 level, this date is a rarity with none graded finer. CAC approvals also reflects the fact that survivors will always be found in low MInt State grades. This offering is from the finest approved population and fully choice. Frosty luster is brilliant from greenish-yellow gold surfaces. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse exhibits typical weakness at the claws and arrow feathers. Fields are moderately abraded and consistent with the assigned grade. An interesting New Orleans strike with a special history. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1897
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34881876

Choice $1725 Near Gem Original, Crusty Original Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. If crusty original mint state United States gold is your cup of tea, then this near gem 1897 $10 eagle deserves special consideration. Purchased from an old Sarasota Florida estate that has been off the market for decades and freshly graded during early 2018. A recent CAC submission resulted in the strict originality being rewarded with Green bean approval. Surfaces are covered with a thin crusty skin with the luster being satiny textured along with cartwheel effects. GFRC images accurately capture the surfaces and overall appearance. PCGS price guide jumps dramatically at the MS65 grade level thus this lovely example is at the last "affordable" grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$10 1906
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
81608791

Choice HOLD
$1400
Classic Green-Gold Coloring, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Frosty Luster, Complete Strike. A thoroughly pleasing 1906 Philadelphia $10 eagle strike that is sure to please. Frosty luster drips off of both sides during bright light inspection. Dancing cartwheels are most pleasing as is the complete strike. Overall, a well balance offering for type or date set. CAC approval provides testament to the above average visual characteristics. Purchased at the 2020 Atlanta ANA show and finally reaching the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS64
NGC
374218002

Choice $1600 Excellent Type Coin, Near-Gem Original, Rich Frosty Luster, Yellow-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. Serious Mint State type set potential is possible with this most attractive 1932 $10 Indian. Frosty cartwheels dance about the surfaces during bright light inspection. Fields are essentially unabraded with only a few micro ticks on the cheek accounting for the assigned grade. This piece offers considerable eye appeal with fresh CAC approval. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. From an old time Sarasota Florida collection that surfaced during early 2020.
Gold G$2.5 1834
Classic Head
AU55
NGC
3261535004
HM-1
Choice $1950 Classic Head Type, Old Time Copper-Rose Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, Complete Strike. Classic Head type gold fans should pay special attention to this offering for its copper-rose colored patina. Well preserved with naturally toned surfaces that warrant the CAC approval premium. This piece is entirely unabraded and desirable. Oh heck... let's go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for the this lovely 1834 dated G$2.5 gold piece as quickly growing on me. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert plus the converted CAC Green bean.
Gold G$2.5 1834
Classic Head
EF45
NGC Fatty
27657208
HM-1
Choice $1050 Classic Head Type, Mirrored Fields, Orange-Gold Coloring, Conservative Grading, CAC Approval. A wonderful 1834 Classic Head $2.5 gold piece that appears to be undegraded; conservative at a minimum. Bold devices are nicely contrasted by mirrored fields that retain a natural orange-gold coloring. Lots of "eye appeal" value is apparent considered the EF45 grade level. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with brown outlined label along with CAC approval. Worthy of a selective collection.
Gold G$2.5 1838
Classic Head
AU53
NGC
3514655009
HM-1
Choice $1625 Better Classic Head Date, Light Copper-Gold Coloring, Complete Strike, Superb Preservation. GFRC is pleased to present a better date Classic Head $2.5 quarter eagle with well preserved surfaces. Soft copper-gold patina is consistent on both sides. Strike is complete with some wear on the upper right facing wingtip. This 1838 specimen is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A new twin offering to the NGC AU50 CAC #3382643-004 piece in inventory. Though the serial numbers are not consecutive, one could conclude that both pieces came from the same original collection.
Gold G$2.5 1838
Classic Head
AU50
NGC
3382643004
HM-1
Choice HOLD
$1500
Better Classic Head Date, Light Copper-Gold Coloring, Complete Strike, Superb Preservation. GFRC is pleased to present an 1838 "better date" Classic Head $2.5 quarter eagle with well preserved surfaces. Soft copper-gold patina is consistent on both sides. Strike is complete with some wear on the upper right facing wingtip. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A new twin offering to the NGC AU53 CAC #3514655009 piece in inventory. Though the serial numbers are not consecutive, one could conclude that both pieces came from the same original collection.
Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
36755589

Choice $1150 Satiny Luster, Light Greenish-Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, Choice and Well Preserved. Ideal for type given the higher mintage. This 1852 $2.5 quarter eagle offers satiny luster along with active cartwheels. Strike is hammered with all devices fully impressed. Surfaces are unabraded with luster being the dominant factor for the assigned grade. CAC review validated the strict originality and accurate grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
MS62
NGC
3701358001

Choice $650 Early Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Die Polish Lines, Accurately Graded. Reflective cartwheel luster and a bold obverse strike are the highlights of this lovely 1852 quarter eagle. This lovely gold piece performs well under a bright light else I would not have added to GFR C inventory. Fields are lightly mirrored with a host of die polish lines on both obverse and reverse. Blemishes are to a minimum for the assigned MS62 grade level. This example was a no brainer CAC approval due to strict originalty and overall preservation state. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1855
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
37378618

Choice $1050 Thick Mint Bloom, Brilliant Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. Another choice early $2.5 Liberty gold offering for date set or type. Frosty luster and greenish-gold coloring are consistent with the issue. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Fairly priced at CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$2.5 1857-S
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
38131455

Choice New Price
$1795
Scarce Early San Francisco Date, Frosty Luster, Greenish-Copper Gold Coloring, Well Struck, Port Matilda Collection. Price Reduction - 1857 San Francisco quarter eagles are similar in mintage (69,200) and overall rarity as compared to the first year 1856-S strikes. Scarce as a date and extremely rare in Mint Sate. The AU55 grade level is an ideal price point as prices move up quickly in AU58 or better. The Port Matilda Collection is back with a compelling example. Light copper-gold coloring couples with residual frosty luster for a noteworthy viewing experience. Fields are essentially unabraded other than the few wispy hairlines we've come to expect at this grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1859
Liberty
AU53+
PCGS
37620984

Choice $1085 Old Reverse Design, Near-Gem at Grade, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Reflective Luster. A near-gem original 1859 $2.5 quarter eagle struck with the old reverse hub of 1840-1858. The old and new hubs can be easily attributed by checking the arrow feathers below the olive stem. If the feathers touches the left facing claw, then the hub is that of 1840-1858. If the feather is short and does not touch, then the die was cut from the new design hub. Those struck with the old hub are about twice as rare as the new hub design. This attractive example has been well preserved and warrants its CAC green bean. Surfaces are coloed greenish-gold. Fields are steely and emit reflective luster. Strike is complete with light wear. Eye appeal is above average. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1887
Liberty
MS62+
NGC
4821064002

Choice $1225 New May 19! Tiny Mintage, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Exceptional Value Grade. I'm constantly amazed at the tiny mintages for $2.5 quarter eagles struck during the 1880s. Case in point is this fully choice 1887 Philadelphia strike with a mintage of 6,160. Assigned an MS62+ grade due to unabraded surfaces and pleasing frosty luster. A fully struck survivor that appears to be under valued in today's active gold market. PCGS has not graded a single MS62+ as reference. Perfect original and housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1889
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34586308

Choice $2200 Near Gem, Thick Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Patina, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Oregon Beaver Collection is back with a large $2.5 quarter eagle gold consignment. One of the important highlights is this frosty near-gem with swirling cartwheels and rich orange-gold patina. Mintage is only 17,600 pieces with a reasonable MS64 pricing premium as compared to "common dates." Strike is deeply impressed on both sides. Fields are unabraded. Overall eye appeal is above average and consistent with tight CAC approval criteria. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering for advanced collectors of the predominately low mintage $2.5 quarter eagle gold denomination.
Gold G$2.5 1905
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
83224382

Gem $600 Lustrous, Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). With MS65-graded pieces priced significantly higher, this MS64 CAC coin makes an excellent candidate for a gold type set. Luster booms from yellow-gold surfaces with only scattered ticks. A pair of thin lines extending from the eagle's right wing are the only marks of note, and these are less noticeable with the coin in hand. Both obverse and reverse reveal hints of copper toning, most prominently within the eagle's shield. The strike is strong throughout and completely reveals hair and feather detail. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date) with CAC approval. Priced consistent with CDN CAC price guide.
Gold G$2.5 1906
Liberty
MS66+
PCGS
81973852

Gem New Price
$1945
New May 25! Superb Type Gem, Hammered Strike, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheels, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection is back with a newly upgraded duplicate from his United States gold type set. GFRC is pleased to be offering a superb gem 1906 $2.5 quarter eagle that will fit nicely into many advanced collections. This piece of eye candy is very well balanced. Strike is hammered on both sides with elevated devices and high relief stars. Brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels are undisturbed during bright light viewing. Coloring is a moderate orange-gold. Housed in PCGS special 30th Anniversary old green holder with CAC approval. A compelling value at the assigned grade level for a type set.
Gold G$2.5 1908
Indian
MS64
NGC
359703016

Choice $1250 Near-Gem, Satiny Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Perfect Type Coin, Osprey Collection. Crisp satiny luster and cartwheels are prominent on this near-gem 1908 $2.5 quarter eagle. A hammered strike and orange-gold patina work in conjunction with the luster to produce noteworthy eye appeal. If you've been in the market for a stand out Mint State $2.5 Indian for a type set, then look no further. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert with CAC approval. From an old time Sarasota Florida Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1912
Indian
MS64+
NGC
5742411014

Gem $2825 Satiny Luster, Near-Gem Surfaces, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A phenomenally preserved 1912 Indian $2.5 quarter eagle that would be ideal for a Mint State type set. Satiny luster is thoroughly satisfying during bright light review. The combination of boldly impressed devices and essentially mark free surfaces lead to serious eye appeal. A small amount of reverse field chatter are the upper right obverse is consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Yet another quality type gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS64
PCGS
34010282

Gem $825 Beautiful Satiny Gem, Ideal Type Coin, Natural Greenish-Gold Patina, CAC Approval. Brilliant satiny luster and lovely greenish-gold patina are the highlights of this gem original 1926 $2.5 quarter eagle. Strike is deeply impressed and compliments the strict originality. An ideal gold type set selection given CAC approval and fair asking price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1851-O
Liberty
VF35
PCGS OGH
6527182

Choice $4475 Early New Orleans Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Copper-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Second year of New Orleans mint issue with mintage of 315,000. This issue is known for being well struck but with many having heavily abraded surfaces. This VF35 example features only honest wear. Surfaces are typical for the issue and covered with copper gold patina. Under a bright light, the obverse still emits some reflective luster that is surprising at this grade level. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the Osprey Collection that is worthy of special consideration.
Gold G$20 1853
Liberty
AU53
PCGS
82415324

Choice $2625 New May 14! Choice Original Early Date, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). 1853 dated $20 double eagles have a much lower mintage than previous 1851 and 1852 years but all three dates are relatively available. The challenge, when adding these dates to $20 Type 1 collection, is locating examples with minimal blemishes and strong luster. Many of these early double strikes are seen with heavily abraded surfaces coupled with frosty semi granular luster. This offering, from the Mark Mattox estate, was sourced from Europe via the Osprey Collection. Dan White accomplished the PCGS grading and CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1856-S
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
36273156

Choice $2425 New May 13! Choice Original, New England Collection. A medium skin attests to the originality of this early Liberty twenty, with gray at the high points, green-gold fields, and a bit of copper here and there, more so on the reverse. The San Francisco Mint was busy during this period, with tons of gold pouring in from the western mines, and Type I (no motto) double eagles from the Mint are not rare, with the exception of 1861 Paquet and 1866 No Motto pieces. Still, this is an above average survivor when considering quality, and there is no denying the appeal of a large, heavy gold coin, especially one struck in the 19th century at the height of the Gold Rush. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1860
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
35319538

Choice HOLD
$3600
Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Green-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Mintage of 577,670 and a well product date. Many surviving examples will be found with acceptable surfaces and minimal abrasions. Case in point is this lovely example with green-gold surfaces and soft frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is completely executed with nice rounded star points and delicate reverse details throughout the ealge, rays and scroll. Abrasions in the fields are limited to a bagmark in front of Liberty's mouth and one line at the lower left reverse. Choice originality won the hearts at CAC. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another better date United States gold offering from the Osprey Collection that will please the most selective collector.
Gold G$20 1883-CC
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
37779632

Choice $7250 Lightly Crusted Rose-Gold Surfaces, Affordable Grade Level, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Carson City struck gold is a popular collecting genre in today's market. Coveted CAC approval increases demand for these early produced western pieces. The 1883-CC date becomes rare in choice MInt States and is priced beyond the means of nearly all collectors. The AU58 grade presents the optimum value point, especially with CAC approval. This quality example was recently repatriated from Western Europe by the Osprey Collection and secured CAC approval. Crusty surfaces are perfectly original and emit frosty rose-gold luster. Abrasions are limited to mild field chatter. Strike is complete. Frankly, this piece present excellent value as compared to those graded at MS61 level and bringing into the five figures. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A GFRC images are very accurate as to color and surface conditions. CDN CAC price guide quote AU58 grade at $7190 as a reference.
Gold G$20 1908-D
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
38642909
No Motto
Choice $2650 No Motto Type, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Superb Green-Gold Surfaces, Near Gem Original. The 1908-D No Motto date can be located with different surface finishes. The CAC approved MS64 example brings a lovely textured or granular finish resulting in brilliant satin luster. Cartwheels are simply magnificent. Assigned grade is a function of a few contact marks on Liberty's leg and out of the focal plain. Bright light viewing is most pleasing. An interesting contrast with the MS64+ example and its frosty luster. Both were handpicked at the 2020 Atlanta ANA show. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1911
St Gaudens
MS63
PCGS
11753946

Choice $2550 Thick Crusty Orange-Gold Patina. Choice Original Surfaces, Osprey Collection. St. Gaudens double eagle gold collectors should paid attention to this old time original 1911 Philadelphia strike. Surfaces are covered with crusty orange-gold patina along with darker toning regions on the highest points. This piece screams originality at its best. How I wish GFRC could locate more offerings of this caliber. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A fabulous offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1913
St Gaudens
MS63
PCGS
35346186

Choice $2725 Low Mintage Better Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rich Greenish Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A noteworthy offering as 1913 double eagles sport a low mintage of only 168,780 with MS63 being the last "affordable" grade level for most collectors. This specimen has choice original surfaces with thick greenish-gold patina. Luster is frosty with nice cartwheels under a light source. Surfaces are mostly abrasion free and any marks are consistent with the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful new offering from the Osprey Collection. This consignor knows his United States gold and continues to bring some great offerings to GFRC inventory.
Gold G$5 1805
Draped
AU55
PCGS
82136479

Choice $12950 New June 6! Early Draped Bust Type, Attractive Orange-Gold, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection proudly presents a choice 1805 Draped Bust $5 half eagle for consideration. The Draped Bust design, also known as Turban Head, was engraved by Robert Scot. Scot was Chief Engraver for the U.S. from 1793 through his death in 1823. His legacies include the Draped Bust design employed on early gold coinage. The Draped Bust design spans from 1795 through 1807. 1805 saw a limited mintage of 33,183 piece with moderate survival rate for present day collectors. This CAC approved example offers a base green-gold coloring with peripheral orange-gold on the obverse. Reverse coloring is uniform orange-gold and most pleasing. Strike is essentially complete with some weakness at the left facing eagle wing. Abrasions are limited and seen within the obverse fields and mark on the lower curls. An ideal candidate for an early gold type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1839
Liberty
AU58
NGC
4701397002

Choice $4975 New May 23! One Year Design Type, Sparkling Frosty Luster, Green-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval.. First year of the new "Liberty" design type by Christian Gobrecht. However, The Liberty's head on Philadelphia and other branch mint issues of 1839 is distinctly different from the head on subsequent coins dated 1840 and later. According to noted gold expert, David Akers, the head design difference is sufficient that the 1839 should be considered a one year only type coin. The 1839 date is very scarce in AU58 and rare in Mint State. GFRC is thoroughly pleased to present a superb example with classic green-gold coloring along with sparkling frosty luster. Cartwheels are quite animated during bright light inspection. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. On offering that belongs in an advanced collection.
Gold G$5 1847
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
81627021

Choice $1100 Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). Medium copper toning graces both sides of this early-date Liberty $5, with distinct contrast on the obverse between the reddish surface and the yellow-gold portrait. The strike is strong, and as is often seen on coinage of this era, the relief rises well above the plane of the planchet. Marks are evenly scattered with a couple of heavier voids above the eagle's head. The overall effect is pleasing, an opinion shared by CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Gold G$5 1882-CC
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
12477135

Gem $3750 New May 31! Price Reduction, GFRC Consignor Buyout, Gem Original, Medium Orange-Gold, Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. With only three Mint state coins certified by CAC (two MS61s and one MS62), pieces at the AU level are an ideal choice for this Carson City five-dollar issue. Mint bloom radiates from the protected areas, while the fields exhibit medium orange-gold shades. The lower portion of the reverse reveals bits of maroon, no doubt an artifact of the gold-copper alloy used to produce U.S. gold coinage. The piece is well-struck, as indicated by the sharp stars and defined claw joints, with some blending of the design elements underneath the shield. The eye appeal is excellent with minimal marks for the grade, and there is no denying the attraction of Carson City gold. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1883
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
34883862

Choice $1275 Light Crusty Greenish-Gold Patina, Choice for Grade, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A wonderful 1883 $5 half eagle that was recently repatriated from Europe. One can immediately detect signs of the classic dirty gold appearance on the obverse with its crusty greenish-gold patina. The reverse is a more traditional frosty gold and untoned. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and consistent with the assigned grade. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Yet another strictly original offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34617943

Gem $875 Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Blemish free surfaces and swirling cartwheel luster are the highlights of this attractive 1899 $5 half eagle strike. Satiny luster is continuous with no breaks on either side. Fields are entirely abraison free with viewing under a light source. A strong candidate with a gem original quality rating. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A strong candidate for a gold type set. Fairly priced for overall quality.
Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
83574788

Choice $865 Near-Gem, Satiny Luster, Gentle Cartwheels, Fully Struck, Pleasing for Type. As spot gold prices continue increasing, more collectors are becoming aware of the metal and considering assembling type sets as a first step. This 1899 $5 half eagle is a sweet candidate for type. Rather than being heavily frosted, as is the case for much of the $5 gold mintage, this piece was struck from worn dies. Heavy metal flow lines result in satiny luster and gentle cartwheels. Strike is complete with abrasions being consistent with assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval. The new CDN CAC Greysheet lists the 1899 date at $942 for MS64 approved examples followed by $2500 at MS65. This piece was purchased at a good price and passing along the savings.
Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
37029197

Choice $1050 Near Gem Original, Thick Mint Frost, Nice Cartwheel, Fully Struck, CAC Approved, Osprey Collection. Thick granular mint frosty covers the fields and devices on this near gem 1899 $5 half eagle. A thoroughly pleasing example with frosty cartwheels and no distractions during bright light review. If you United States gold cup of tea is super original surfaces and thick mint frost, then this offering should be a strong candidate. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. Nice job Dan on cherrypicking this one!
Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
37029198

Choice $950 Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Another attractive 1899 $5 half eagle offerings that is freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Frosty surfaces and resulting cartwheel luster are eye catching and pleasing. Strike is completely executed. The assigned grade reflects a tiny amount of chatter in the obverse left field. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. GFRC images accurately capture greenish-gold toning and surface conditions. You can shop with confidence at GFRC for quality United States gold.
Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
35362275

Gem $2375 New June 11! Intense Satiny Luster, Antique Orange-Gold Coloring, Full Strike, Excellent Type Set Candidate . An eye catching 1909-D $5 Indian that would be ideal for a high end U.S. Gold type set. One immediately notes the intense satiny luster to be expected at the full gem level. Coloring is a superb orange-gold with reflective shades during bright light inspection. Field abrasions are to a minimum during 10x loupe inspection. If you find the images to be enticing, just wait until the purchased coin arrives. There is no return risks on this gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS64
NGC
5742420011

Choice $1900 Dirty Orange-Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Satiny Luster, CAC Approval. If natural copper-gold Indian gold is your cup of tea, I've got a candidate for you. Dirty orange-gold coloring is uniform throughout both sides of this 1909-D Indian half eagle. Natural satiny luster is as expected for the grade level. Of course, the CAC green bean validate strict originality. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS63
PCGS
38642934

Choice $1075 Rich Orange-Gold Coloring, Full Strike, Satiny Luster, CAC Approval. Smooth satiny luster coupled with a complete strike make this 1909 Denver struck $5 Indian half eagle a compelling purchase. Surfaces are toned a rich orange-gold as is typical for the date. CAC approval rewards the strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A 2020 Atlanta ANA new purchase that is finally reaching the price list.
Gold G$5 1912
Indian
MS63
PCGS
38286885

Choice $1150 Satiny Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, CAC Approval. 1912 $5 half eagle Indians are well known for being sharply struck with excellent luster. The surfaces are typically granular as is the cases with this offering. Coloring is medium yellow gold with greenish cast. Surfaces are choice with no abrasions worthy of mention. Accurately graded with strong luster required to achieve the next grade level. Mintage of 790,000 pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$5 1914
Indian
MS64
PCGS
82191261

Choice $2895 Rich Satiny Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Well Struck, Great Type Candidate, Osprey Collection. Some coins speak to you when first viewed. This gorgeous 1914 $5 half eagle screams originality with its rich satiny luster and natural orange-gold patina. Overall strike is well executed. CAC approved better grade U.S. gold remains in high demand as the market transitions to top quality green beaned coins. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A new offering from the Osprey Collection that is sure to please.
Gold G$5 1915-S
Indian
MS62
PCGS
25519039

Choice $6450 New June 6! $5 Indian Key Date, Rich Satiny Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. The Indian $5 key date with mintage of 164,000. CAC population for this choice 1915 San Francisco strike currently stands at only seventeen pieces at the grade level. One must double the asking price for an MS63 graded example. This survivor was added to GFRC inventory due to its overall eye appeal. I could not resist the rich satiny luster and orange-gold coloring that is consistent on both sides. Grade is limited by random abrasions that are mostly seen on the reverse with a 10x loupe. In-hand viewing would suggest a high grade could be warranted. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. As a reference, CDN CAC guide pricing stands at $6620.
Gold G$5 1916-S
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
39424129

Choice $5375 New May 23! Superb Eye Appeal, Greenish-Gold Coloring, CAC Approved, Fresh PCGS Holder. An ideal candidate for an advanced collection at a reasonable price point. 1916 San Francisco strike mintage was limited to 240,000. Heavy collector demand has driven up prices starting at the MS63+ level due to insufficient supply. PCGS has only certified six pieces at MS63+ level. Satiny luster and rich greenish-gold patina are the hallmarks of this lovely offering. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with luster being the factor towards securing a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with near field communication technology and CAC approval. The Osprey Collection is back with yet another quality United States gold offering.
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