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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.

This price list features only Gerry Fortin Rare Coins inventory that has CAC approval. Look for the icon by individual listings.

 

There are 258 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 10, 2022

Photo Type Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Half & 1 Cent
Early Copper 1C 1831 Early Copper 1831
Large Letters
MS62BN
NGC
1745302001
N-7
Choice HOLD
$965
New August 5! Large Letters Reverse, Well Struck, Choice Surfaces, Ideal Coronet Head Type Coin.. Adding early U.S. copper to the price list requires well above average eye appeal to be at hand. In other words, I must like an early copper piece to the point of desire for my own collection. That is a high bar and the case with this enchanting 1831 large cent. Though having a Brown designation, the reverse is close to full Red while the obverse has orange and violet shades. Strike is essentially complete with only a few stars lacking full definition. Surfaces are free of abrasions. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe with pristine reverse hologram. CAC approval is warranted. The NGC label captures the attribution with "Large Letters, N-7".
Early Copper 1C 1833 Early Copper 1833
MS65BN
PCGS
21474998

Gem $4375 Superb Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Multi-Color Patina, JUST BUY IT NOW!. GFRC does not handle huge amounts of early copper. However, when an obvious gem is offered for purchase, I will glad step up and add to inventory. Such is the case for this near condition census 1833 Coronet Head large cent. Frosted luster glows under a light source along with enticing cartwheels. Multi-color toning include intermixed reds, orange, gold, and aquamarine shades. Strike is complete other than the left obverse stars. Struck from late die state dies with a notable circular reverse die crack through most of the legend lettering. CAC population is a meager seven pieces with only three finer. This superb offerings is priced at the CAC guide and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2003) holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1C 1838 Early Copper 1838
MS64BN
NGC
380756001
N-2
Choice $1200 Ex. Rasmussen Collection, Chocolate Brown, Embedded Gold, Worn Dies, CAC Approved. The noteworthy Wes Rasmussen Collection auction was conducted by Heritage on January 13, 2005 in Fort Lauderdale with the catalog currently available on Amazon for $75…. GFRC is pleased to be offering a Rasmussen pedigreed 1838 N-2 specimen. This near-gem exhibits an even chocolate-brown skin with golden highlights at the peripheries. Unblemished surfaces display an orange peel texture due to severe die erosion. Luster is best described as satiny soft due to the surfaces. A premium Coronet design offering. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with Rasmussen Collection pedigree.
Flying Eagle 1C 1857 Flying Eagle 1857
MS64
NGC
6466461001

Choice HOLD
$2200
New August 10! Flying Eagle Type, Steely Reflectance, Bold Strike, Westend Avenue Collection. 1857 brought the transition from the long used large cent to a smaller cent with an eagle flying left across the obverse. Of course, economic were at play with the transition due to the lower amount of copper employed for the new cent. This Westend Avenue Collection release is a near-gem with uniform coloration and steely reflectance. Angled lighting enhanced the brilliant luster and vibrant cartwheels. A few micro-ticks hold this piece back from full gem status. CAC approval rewards the accurate grading and obvious originality. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Early Copper 1C 1857 Early Copper 1857
Small Date
AU58
PCGS
31710167

Choice $650 Small Date, Steely Fields, Rose Violet-Brown Coloration, Near-Gem, Twin Lakes Collection. An impressive release by the Twin Lakes Collection that should have early copper collectors jumping to attention. The only thing holding this superb 1857 large cent from a Gem quality rating is an ever so faint line in the right field seen under 10x. Otherwise, the fields are bold steely and unmarked. Rotating under bright light reveals chocolate brown with embedded rose and violet shades. Overall preservation and unblemished eye appeal will delight the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1859 Indian 1859
AU58
NGC
3177608002

Choice HOLD
$450
New June 15! One Year Design Type, Frosted Luster, Bold Strike, Choice Surfaces, Emerald Isle Collection. Type set collectors should take note of this choice 1859 Indian cent from the Emerald Isle Collection for its well balanced strike and eye appeal. Luster is unquestionably frosted with a sparkling texture under angled lighting. Strike is big and bold for the design hubs that featured a reverse with the subsequent upper shield. I like this uncluttered design hub and wish it would have been employed longer. Surfaces are choice too. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1863 Indian 1863
MS64+
NGC
3813997005

Gem $725 Perfect Copper-Nickel Type, Gem Original, Mountaineer Collection. An exceptional 1863 copper-nickel Indian that could easily be a showcase piece in a Mint State type set. An unquestionable gem with radiant frosted luster that is truly brilliant to the eyes. Strike is sharp for the date with bold feathers but partial diamonds. Reverse fields are partially mirrored, yet another reason to purchase. CAC approval is the icing on the cake. Fairly priced and highly recommended. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Indian 1C 1864 Indian 1864
Copper Nickel
MS64
NGC
2253197002

Choice $765 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 1866 Indian 1866
AU58
PCGS
28507986

Choice HOLD
$475
New August 5! Scarce Date, Popular Grade, Choice Chocolate Brown Surfaces, Port Matilda Collection. The run of 1866 through 1868 Indian cent dates brings equivalent scarcity. The Port Matilda consignor has released 1866 and 1867 examples in the popular AU58 grade. Chocolate brown coloration is consistent on this 1866 offering with faint reds peeking through on the reverse. Strike is complete with light rub on the third diamond. Strictly original and fully choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1867 Indian 1867
AU58
PCGS
28523439

Choice HOLD
$445
New August 5! Medium Brown, Scarce Date, Popular Grade, Port Matilda Collection. The second of the 1866 and 1867 Indian cents from the Port Matilda Collection. The 1867 date remains scarce and challenging at the popyular AU58 grade level. CAC approval validates the choice surfaces and accurate grading. Coloration is a medium brown with reddish hues that appear with angled lighting. Nicely struck with some reverse Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1869 Indian 1869
EF45
PCGS
28930177

Choice $575 Rarest Date In All Grades, Lower Mintage, Rich Brown Toning. Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction. 1869 Indian cents are presently in strong demand as one of the rarest dates in the series. The 1869 date is part of the low mintage 1869 through 1872 group with low mintages that command strong premiums. This offering is a near-gem at the assigned grade. Surfaces are toned a uniform chocolate brown with verdigris limited to the date digits and extreme edges of the reverse wreath. This piece fully warrants its CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Indian 1C 1871 Indian 1871
MS65RB
NGC
193653004

Gem $2850 Important Semi-Key Indian Date, Attractive Red-Brown, Gem Original, Osprey Collection. This new offering from the Osprey Collection is certainly important as true gem 1871 Indian cents are downright challenging! This example features medium brown surfaces with orange tinted luster under angled lighting. Both sides are completely struck and offer Gem quality that will appeal to the serial Indian cent collector. The CAC Red-Brown approved population is limited to only 27 pieces with 3 finer. A statistic that is worth noteworking during purchase evaluation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Indian 1C 1871 Indian 1871
Bold N
AU58BN
NGC
4686770001

Choice $785 Semi-Key Date, Thick Chocolate-Brown Skin, Well Struck, CAC Approval. A low mintage issue with suggestions that a portion of the mintage was melted during the mid to late 1870s. This semi-key date offering is superb for the grade and a near-gem. Surfaces are covered with a uniform chocolate-brown "skin". Fields are unabraded with some light verdigris surrounding the reverse motifs. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation given the overall eye appeal. Ideal for a very selective AU58 CAC collector. Housed in new NGC large font holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1871 Indian 1871
AU55
PCGS
14577487

Choice $765 New August 5! Semi-Key Date, Conservative Grading, Choice Original, Golden-Brown Coloration, Port Matilda Collection. When first inspecting this Port Matilda 1871 Indian with a 10x, the first question was where is the rub? This certified AU55 is conservatively graded at least to AU58. Surfaces have a golden-brown coloration along with being absolutely pristine. Strike is also hammered to round out the superlatives. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this semi-key date Indian. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1872 Indian 1872
EF45
PCGS
26435999

Choice $650 New July 3! Challenging Date, Choice Original, Wisconsin Collection.. The 1872 Indian cent is one of the keys to series, not quite at the level of the 1877 cent, but solidly residing in the next tier. This example exhibits woodgrain effect throughout, as the remaining red color contrasts with the primary brown shade. Marks are minimal, with high point wear as expected, at the ribbon bow and center hair curl. The CAC census notes 142 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1876 Indian 1876
MS65RB
NGC
2046444008

Gem $1615 Brilliant Copper-Orange Luster, Gem Original, Ex. Eric P Newman Collection 2014 Sale, Port Matilda Collection. Following a spike in 1874 and 1875, Indian cent production declined again in 1876 to fewer than 8 million pieces due to reduced commerce demand. This production reduction culminated in the following year, in 1877, when fewer than 900,000 were coined. This gem example displays glowing coppery-orange luster amid faint hues of pale burgundy color. The strike is bold, and the preservation is excellent. Previously offered and housed in 2014 NGC Eric P. Newman brown label holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1879 Indian 1879
MS64RB
PCGS
84260726

Choice $415 New August 5! Copper-Orange, Frosted Orange Luster, Near Gem Original, Port Matilda Collection. Ex. Iowa Collection. An old friend returns to GFRC by way of the Port Matilda Collection. This near-gem 1879 Indian presents frosted orange luster when exposed to angled lighting. In-hand viewing is a lovely copper-orange. Fully struck with unabraded surfaces. A little strong luster would push this piece to full gem certification. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Indian 1C 1881 Indian 1881
PR66RB
PCGS
31958037

Gem $1750 Reflective Gem, Pristine Crisp Mirrors, Nearly Full Red. GFRC is not yet known for stocking gorgeous proof Indian cents. I get that. However, this new 1881 Proof 66RB is certainly a step in the right direction! Reflective luster explodes off the intense mirrored fields without a single visual distraction. Strike is deeply impressed and terribly pleasing. Hopefully, more proof Indian of this premium quality level will be coming to the price list shortly. In the meantime, this one is available for a new home. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC population is 25 at the grade with only two finer. Seems that the offer priced at CAC CDN guide is more than fair in today's robust market.
Indian 1C 1908S Indian 1908-S
EF45
PCGS
16449688

Choice $260 Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Even Brown Patina, Choice Surfaces. 1908 San Francisco strikes are the third lowest mintage in the Indian Head cent series and remain popular. CAC approval always elevates a specimen for having original surfaces and being choice. Wear on the high points is limited. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
5 Cents
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 1830
MS65
NGC Fatty
257919001
LM-1.2
Gem $3050 Scarce Die Marriage, Gem Original, Steely Reflective Luster, Super Cartwheels, CAC Approval. The 1830 Capped Bust half dime date is a monster challenge for die variety collectors given a host of R4 marriage and several at the R5 through R7 levels. This gem LM-1.2 is a real sweetheart with steely reflective luster and vibrant cartwheels. Don't let the darker blue-gray in-hand toning convince you otherwise. An angled lighting inspection brings a transition to steely gray centers along with peripheral gold. The LM-1.2 remarriage is easily confirmed via heavy die clashing above the eagle. Housed in a pristine NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) holder with CAC approval and certain to please the most selective student of the series. Also a great type specimen given a minimum premium for the die variety.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
MS63
PCGS
44235907
LM-7
Choice $1165 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Near-Gem Preservation, Superb Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. Let's open the description for this noteworty 1832 LM-7 Capped Bust half dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? After handling a host of Mint State pieces in this series, those with superior eye appeal and preservation become easily recognized. This little silver piece presents thick frosted luster with the obverse bordering on satiny textures given the die erosion. Strike is complete with intricately detailed lower eagle claws and arrow feathers. As a bonus, the reverse exhibits strike doubling at the denomination and throughout most of the legend. I'm lovin' this piece as did CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
MS63
PCGS
08356049
LM-2
Choice $1150 Near-Gem, Thick Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Excellent Diagnostics. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation if in the market for a brilliant and frosty capped bust half dime for type. This 1834 LM-2 is a common date but excels in the eye appeal department. How can you not love the sparking frosted luster and swirling cartwheels at the certified grade? A hammered strike is just icing on the cake. Motifs are elevated and minutely detailed. Light peripheral gold rounds out the attributes. A premium MS63 example that easily secured a green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
Small Date, Small 5C
MS64
PCGS
43780986
LM-10
Choice $1575 Crusty Golden Skin, Frsoted Luster, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. I often use the term "crusty" to describe a thick oxidation skin. The thickness of that oxidation layer can vary based on exposures to humid environments. Thick "skins" can negate a coins natural luster while thin skins bring about frosted glows from the underlying luster. The latter is the case with this near-gem 1835 LM-10 half dime. Yellow-gold and gray shades are predominate on both sides. Bright light viewing reveals silky frosted luster along with moderate cartwheels due to the thinner toning. Strike is rock solid and most pleasing. This is a premium coin in all regards. Stronger luster would raise the certified grade a notch. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
MS65
PCGS
25351181

Gem $1825 No Drapery Type, Steely Luster, Pretty Copper-Gold, Aquamarine and Gray Coloration, Nice Gem. The second year of Liberty Seated half dime and dime production brought stars to the obverse with No Drapery type designation. This 1838 gem would certainly qualify for inclusion into an advanced type set or regular series set. Steely gray best describes the base toning color with overlaid copper-gold and aquamarine. This coloration validates the originality. Stars 2 and 9 show repunching for those wishing to check the die variety. I suggest that you use Clint Cummins under construction reference at www.lssccweb.or. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS65
PCGS
6599210

Gem $2100 Premium No Drapery Type, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Dazzling Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. A superb 1839 No Drapery half dime that would be ideal for a high end type set. Let's open with a JUST BUY IT NOW disclosure as this gem glows with intense frosted luster and presents swirling cartwheels. GFRC images accurately portray overall aquamarine coloring with embedded golden obverse shades. Strike is hammered with every subtle detail being impressed including faint spider die cracks surrounding stars 1 to 4. Bright light viewing substantially lightening the toning in favor of glowing luster. The new owner will be pleased with this acquisition. Housed in Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1840 Seated 1840
No Drapery
MS64
PCGS
16704147

Choice $865 No Drapery Type, Steely Luster, Golden-Gray Aquamarine Toning, Near-Gem Example. 1840 brought the final year of the original Christian Gobrecht design for both Seated half dimes and dimes. The half dime version typically comes well struck as is the case for this near-gem example. Angled lighting reveals steely copper gold reflectance along with embedded aquamarine that is more prevalent on the reverse. A thoroughly pleasing specimen for an advanced collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Please note that the obverse holder has some wear and haze spots in the right field.
Seated 5C 1845 Seated 1845
MS64
PCGS
82499072
V-5
Choice $700 Near-Gem, Newtown Collection. Pale shades of blue-green patina grace the stars while a wash of olive color diagonally crosses the figure of Liberty. The reverse is lighter throughout, with similar coloration. Frosted luster creates moderate cartwheels, consistent with the assigned grade. V-5, with distinct repunching of the 5. CAC has approved 61 pieces in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1846 Seated 1846
EF45
NGC
3813006003

Choice $5750 Choice Original, Newtown Collection. The 1846 is the well-known stopper within the half dime series, and even the finest known example comes in at MS63, while the Gardner collection included an MS62 piece. Surfaces reveal residual, steely luster, with gray and silver-colored devices surrounded by deeper shades in the protected areas. The CAC population is 40 pieces, with just four examples higher. This represents an important offering - an example of a rare issue that stands within the CAC condition census. Housed in a newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1846 Seated 1846
F15
PCGS
38192491

Gem $2800 Low Mintage Key Date, Deep Rose-Gray Patina, CAC Approval. . A seldom available key Seated half dime date that will garner prompt collector attention. This offering is one of just 27,000 pieces produced, the lowest mintage for any Liberty Seated half dime prior to 1863. A gem quality rating has been assigned as this survivor is absolutely perfect for the grade. Natural coin gray patina covers both sides with scattered ebony shades surrounding the devices. Regardless of a lengthy period in circulation, surfaces are unabraded. Devices are bold including well defined reverse wreath leaves at the certified grade. A noteworthy premium example that will be the prize within a completed date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
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 1856 Seated 1856
MS64
PCGS
13806802

Choice $550 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 1858 Seated 1858
MS66
PCGS
32198408

Gem $1150 New July 12! Gem Original, Frosted Luster, Pastel Aquamarine-Rose, Heavily Clashed. Let's start the description for this gem 1858 half dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This little silver piece screams originality with frosted luster that also exhibits satiny textures during in-hand viewing. Surfaces are toned medium pastel aquamarine and rose with the toning shifting to glowing rose under angled lighting. Both sides are heavily clashed. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Please note that the lower reverse arching line is on the holder.
Seated 5C 1860 Seated 1860
MS64
PCGS
06064445

Gem $600 Superb Eye Appeal, Thick Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading. A gorgeous 1860 Seated half dime that does not require a long description. Thick frosted luster is nicely decorated by speckled toning at the peripheries. 100% struck with conservative grading. Worthy of a Gem quality rating and ideal for a type collection or an upgrade to a date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1860O Seated 1860-O
MS63
PCGS
43201350

Choice $535 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Faint Gray Patina, Complete Strike, Near-Gem Original. A magnificent 1860-O Seated half dime that is not well served by GFRC photography. This piece screams originality along with its brilliant frosted luster and complete strike. Angled lighting reveals thick luster that is well beyond that of the images. Guaranteed to please the most selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1861 Seated 1861
MS67
PCGS
44275510

Gem $7850 Extensive Mint Bloom, Dazzling Cartwheels, Gem Original, None Finer CAC Approved . Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction. Thick, granular frosted luster and dancing cartwheels are immediately evident with the slightest flip of the coin in angled light. Fields exhibit forest-green shading with russet and gold patina at the rims. The CAC population is 72 pieces in all grades, with just two examples approved at the MS67 level and none higher. This is the sole finest coin in the PCGS census, and a more appealing representative of the type is hard to imagine. The overall eye appeal is difficult to overstate, and this piece would be an important addition to an advanced collection. Priced attractively below the CDN CAC guide. Entirely fresh to market from a western state bank box discovery. GFRC images can only hint at the natural beauty and extensive mint bloom. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1862 Seated 1862
AU58
NGC
2586029007

Choice $225 New June 15! Satiny Luster, Choice Surfaces, Heavily Clashed, Emerald Isle Collection. Brilliant satiny luster is consistent on both side of this CAC approved 1862 half dime. Violet obverse toning is complement by steely gold on the reverse. Strike is hammered with partial wire rims and heavy die clashing. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert plus CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1867S Seated 1867-S
AU58
NGC
2108329022

Choice $835 Crusty Light Gray Patina, Better Civil War Era Date, CAC Approval. 1867 Seated half dime production amounted to 120,000 strike at the San Francisco mint. Like prior years, the mintage went into commerce and heavily circulated with choice survivors being quite scarce. CAC has approved only 17 pieces in all grades with three at the AU58 grade level. This specimen will certainly please the selective collector with its light gray crusty patina and reasonable strike. The 1 digit is boldly repunched at the base and flag. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1868S Seated 1868-S
MS63
PCGS
42259631

Choice $700 Shattered Reverse, Creamy Tan-Gold Patina, Satiny Luster, Low CAC Population. Post Civil War year Liberty Seated half dimes experienced lower mintages resulting in few approved at CAC. Case in point is the 1868 San Francisco date with a mintage of 280,000. CAC has approved 27 in all grades with only 4 at the MS63 level. This shattered reverse example is typical of the issue being struck with eroded and cracked dies. Toning is a creamy tan-gold with mottled ebony-gray on the reverse. Bright light inspection exposes satiny luster as expected from surfaces with heavy metal flow lines. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Shield 5C 1871 Shield 1871
MS64
NGC Fatty
232551002

Choice $1725 Popular Low Mintage Date, Brilliant Steely Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Worn Dies. 1871 shield nickel production was limited to only 561,000 pieces and a record low for the series at that time. This date is therefore popular and can be selectively acquired for its better date value. This CAC approved example ranks high on the eye appeal scale and the reason for adding to inventory. Both sides display bright steely luster with angled lighting. Cartwheel action is vibrant plus there are no visually distractions. Under 10x, the dies are moderately worn with reverse die cracks. CAC population at grade is only 6 with 26 finer at significantly higher premiums. Housed in NGC Gen 4 brown label holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1913 Buffalo 1913
Type 1
MS66
PCGS OGH
8357352

Gem $300 New June 15! Well Preserved Gem, Golden Patina, Fresh Dies, Emerald Isle Collection. Old time originality is readily seen on this 1913 Type 1 Buffalo that is housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with CAC approval. Natural gold toning covers both sides with hints of rose at the lower obverse. Struck from fresh dies with considerable device and background field details. A premium example from the Emerald Isle Collection.
Buffalo 5C 1916 Buffalo 1916
MS64
PCGS
44127298

Choice $235 New August 10! Orange Copper-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Premium Quality, Westend Avenue Collection. 1916 Buffalo strikes fall into the available category therefore collections have options for selection the best possible example for their hobby monies. This Westend Avenue Collection offering is consistent with the overall consignment quality. Under angled lighting, rich orange appears on the lower obverse along with intermixed copper-gold, aquamarine, rose, and green hues. Strike is 100% completed from lightly worn dies leading to bold motifs. A near-gem that is certain to please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1917D Buffalo 1917-D
AU58
NGC Fatty
210217008

Choice $495 Crusty Golden-Gray Patina, Peripheral Cartwheels, Scarcer Date, CAC Approval. The 1917-D Buffalo nickel date is considered to be scarce in circulated grades and very scarce at the Mint State level. A check of the CAC population report will make this apparent. This AU58 certified example sports crusty golden-gray patina that validate the strict originality. Under angled lighting, cartwheel action is pleasing with most of the luster radiating from the peripheries. Struck from eroded dies. Housed in NGC Gen 4 green label holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1918D Buffalo 1918-D
EF45
PCGS
32268367

Choice HOLD
$345
Scarce Date, Crusty Pewter-Gray, Choice Surfaces, Worn Dies, Lakeland Collection. 1918 Denver struck Buffalo nickels are scarce in all graded and rare in Mint State. Choice survivors are particular difficult as the CAC population stands at only 108 approval in all grades with 4 at the EF45 level. This example is strictly original with a crusty pewter gray skin on both sides. Unabraded surfaces exhibits considerable metal flow lines at the peripheries. A wonderful offering from the Lakeland Collection to consider. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1927 Buffalo 1927
MS65
PCGS
44282558

Gem $395 New June 19! Superb Gem, Brilliant Chrome Luster, Eye Catching. A wonderful 1927 Philadelphia struck Buffalo nickel with brilliant chrome colored luster and tons of eye appeal. Completely unblemished with a bold strike from moderately worn dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1927 Buffalo 1927
MS62
PCGS
35523980

Choice $140 Rose-Gold Colors, Moderate Luster, CAC Pop 1!. For those assembling a Buffalo nickel set and demanding CAC approval, this 1927 offering is a compelling value. Rose-gold toning is readily apparent under angled lighting as a starting point. Luster is brilliant with some cartwheel action. This piece is a CAC population 1 at the certified grade and an interesting value for those on a budget. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder.
Buffalo 5C 1929S Buffalo 1929-S
MS65
PCGS
42974197

Gem $525 Brilliant Gray-Pewter Luster, Scarce Date at Gem, CAC Approval. A thoroughly attractive 1929 San Francisco strike that sports lovely pewter-gray surfaces and luster. Struck with late die state dies as evident by heavy metal flow lines into the rims. A 10x check verified the unabraded surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1937 Buffalo 1937
PR66
PCGS
42941742

Gem $1685 Gorgeous Buffalo Proof Type Candidate, Chrome with Pastel Gold and Blue, CAC Approval. The Buffalo nickel mintage era should limited proof strikes. One can only find the early 1913 through 1916 dates followed by a long absence through 1936. 1937 brought the final year of proof strikes with 5,769 made. Those with Cameo designation sell for huge premiums. GFRC is pleased to be offering this gorgeous 1937 specimen with an overall chrome/pewter coloration overlaid with pastel gold and blues. Mirrored surfaces are fully unabraded. A pleasing example that belongs in an advanced collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Jefferson 5C 1938 Jefferson 1938
Re-Engraved Obverse Design
PR67
PCGS
36387221
FS-403
Gem $800 New August 10! Re-Engraved Obverse Design, Superb Brilliant Proof, Light Blue with Peripheral Gold, Westend Avenue Collection. OK, GFRC handles Jefferson nickels so infrequently, let alone an FS-403 example with a re-engraved obverse design. Placing a 10x on this piece is a wonderful discovery journey into the art of die preparation. The obverse presents a highly detail motif with minute die polish lines that have radial definition throughout the devices. Classic proof surfaces are evident on the reverse. The mirrored reflectance is most brilliant and pleasing. Coloration is best described as light to medium blue with peripheral gold. Yest another premium offering from the Westend Avenue Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
10 Cents
Capped Bust 10C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Large 0
VF35
PCGS
15015334
JR-6
Choice $535 Better Die Pairing, Large 0, Notched Stars, CAC Approval, West Coast Collection. So what are "notched stars" for the 1820 Capped Bust dime date. Notched stars have a die punch defect on the outer star point facing the denticles. This JR-6 example also brings an R3 rarity rating and thick gray encrusted surfaces. A fully choice piece at the assigned grade that will please fans of strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
Large Date
EF40
NGC
6072769001
JR-1
Choice $725 Natural Coin Gray Surfaces, Well Preserved, CAC Approval. Surfaces are completely unabraded and covered with natural coin gray patina on this choice 1821 JR-1 Capped Bust half dime. Circulation wear is even as this piece was carefully handled and never subjected to harsh treatment. Devices remain fully detailed. The Jr-1 variety captures a large date punch with star 8 very near to the peak of the cap. On the reverse, the A's and M's are defective. An ideal offering for selective collectors of early John Reich engraved open collar dimes. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
Large Date
VF35
PCGS
42813589
JR-4
Choice $450 Choice Original.. The GFRC Community auction sale contains a single Capped Bust dime that deserves its CAC green bean. This 1821 Large Date specimen features olive-gray surfaces which are compliment by peripheral orange gold. Well preserved with steely fields that provide pleasing reflectance during angled lighting review. Unquestionable originality is certain to delight the winner bidder for years to come. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with fresh CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
Small Date
VF25
PCGS
84786670
JR-10
Choice $415 New June 26! Small Date, Better Die Pairing, Uniform Rose-Gray, CAC Approval. A crusty rose-gray "skin" has acumulated on this near-gem 1821 JR-10 dime. Wear points are lightly toned and contrast against the darker gray back background. Pristine fields are a joy under 10x, given the even waer. The LM-10 die pairing is listed as R4 and further adds to the importance. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
Large 10C
MS63
PCGS
82905839
JR-2
Choice $3850 Large 10C, Proof Like, Sharp Reflective Luster, Natural Rose-Gold Toning. An exceptional near-gem example with proof like obverse fields and sharp reflective luster. This 1829 JR-2 specimen screams originality with its uniform rose obverse "skin" along with center gold shades on the reverse. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse suffers from weak neck feathers, an all too common issue for the variety. Mirrored fields exhibit the faintest of chatter under a 10x loupe that is consistent with the certified grade. Large 10C Mint State CAC population is anemic with two at MS63 and seven finer up to the MS66 and MS67 superb gem levels with ten fold pricing premiums. This example is priced at the CAC Guide and fairly valued in today's market. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval with Large 10C listed on the label.
Capped Bust 10C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
Curl Base 2
G04
PCGS
38676570

Choice $5950 New July 31! Curl Base 2, Capped Bust Dime Rarity, Honest Wear, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The unquestionable key to the Capped Bust dime series. GFRC is pleased to be offering this key date 1829 Curl Base 2 Capped Bust dime. PCGS estimates that 40 are known while the CAC approved population stands at only 11 pieces. Most survivors are found with extensive circulation and often, with issues. This example exhibits honest wear with pleasing rose-gray toning. I wonder how many collectors have had the opportunity to own a Curl Base 2 dime? if not, today is your opportunity to secure a premium offering by the Osprey Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Large 4
EF45
PCGS
34369595
JR-6
Choice HOLD
$495
New July 20! Large 4, Reverse Cuds, Steely Fields, Gray Blue-Rose Coloration, Near-Gem. Let's start with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this near-gem 1834 Capped Bust dime. Sure, the JR-6 die pairing is fairly common but take a look at the surfaces and near terminal reverse die state. Coloration is a natural mixture of gray, blue and rose while rose and gold are apparent on the reverse. Strike is big and bold which further heighten the die cracks on this shattered reverse. And yes, the field a steely and reflective at the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
No Stars, Large Date
VF30
PCGS
43259129
F-101
Choice $400 New August 5! Popular Type, Large Date, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces, Port Matilda Collection. Steely fields and natural coin gray toning are the highlights of this 1837 Large Date dime. Popular for type set and constantly difficult to keep in inventory. This VF30 is perfect for the grade with all letters in LIBERY sharply defined along remaining scroll edge. Well struck with minimal marks. The initial obverse die crack on the lower leg and foot is starting to appear. This Port Matilda offering probably does not need a JUST BUY IT NOW announcement to sell but certainly deserves it. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) 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.. 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
MS66
NGC
2041752002
F-113
Gem $5650 Reverse Die Flaw, Second Pairing, Gem Original, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection returns to the GFRC price list with a silky high grade 1838 Large Stars dime for consideration. This richly original example features blended steel-gray and champagne-pink patina on both sides. Strike is hammered with high relief stars regardless of the dies being significant eroded. Silky luster manages to radiate through a fairly thick patina. Surfaces are entirely unabraded and smooth and. The F-113 attribution points (reverse die flaw and die erosion below date) are easily seen. A well preserved candidate to represent the short lived No Drapery design in a high grade Mint State type set. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
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
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
28659609

Choice HOLD
$400
New August 8! Small O, Crusty Gray-Blue, Near-Gem, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An 1839-O F-101 duplicate from the Fortin reference collection that has proven difficult to release back to the market. Incredibly original with thick crusty gray-blue patina and steely fields. Accurately grade. The F-101 Small O die pair is one of three mintmark sizes found for this date. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 1840
With Drapery
VF20
PCGS
34884299
F-101
Choice $465 Challenging With Drapery Design Variety, Crusty Gray Patina, CAC Approval. During 1840, Liberty Seated dime coinage transitioned from the No Drapery design hub, per Christian Cobrecht, to a revised obverse design that added a more upright seated lady Liberty and bold stars. Presently, the With Drapery design of 1840 is quite scarce in all grades and rare in choice AU or better. Few examples are known in true Mint State. GFRC is pleased to be offering a crusty gray survivor with honest wear and choice unabraded surfaces. Total CAC population stands at only 31 pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
357194005
F-108
Choice $10000 Rare Mint State Grade, Glowing Satiny Luster, Golden Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A special GFRC offering as Mint State 1840-O Liberty Seated dimes infrequently come to market. This F-108 web-book plate coin (The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors) is absolutely choice with glowing satiny luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is a light golden-gray with elevated gold shades at the peripheries. Struck from an eroded die pair and carefully preserved for close to two centuries. CAC has approved six at the MS62 grade, the last "affordable" level as the date's premium quickly expands in higher Mint State grades. The F-108 obverse comes fairly well struck, but will exhibit die erosion around the stars. The reverse is also well struck with a nicely centered Small O mintmark. On the offered example, the reverse die exhibits erosion and die cracks from the rim to AM(ERIC)A. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 1840-O
AU58
NGC
451481005
F-101
Choice $5000 Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. The New Orleans Mint first struck Liberty Seated dimes during 1838 without stars followed by stars being added to the No Drapery hub during 1839 and 1840. The 1840 strikes have proven to be very challenging in AU or higher grades due to extensive circulation in the deep south. Those specimens that are graded AU58 and Mint State infrequently appear on the market. This F-101 specimen is a truly important release from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection since being struck by early die state dies with a Large O reverse. Most F-101 survivors were struck with lapped dies that significantly reduced the relief of major devices. Those are designated as the F-101a die state. This F-101 example is one of the few seen during my research career therefore an R6 rarity rating is justified. Soft frosted luster and light gold patina are the primary visual attributes along with strict originality that was rewarded with a CAC green bean. Purchased July 2008 during a Bowers & Merena Baltimore sale. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Medium O
AU50
PCGS
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 1844 Seated 1844
VF30
PCGS
38299232
F-102
Choice $795 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 1846 Seated 1846
VG10
PCGS
37060221
F-101
Choice $800 With Stars Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Circulated Eye Appeal, Dallas Collection. 1846 Philadelphia strikes are well recognized as being the key date for the With Stars design type. Mintage is only 31,300. Most surviving examples are found in lower circulated grades as is the case for this Dallas Collection offering. This example offers choice original surfaces that are essentially blemish free for the well circulated grade level. Fields are mostly gun metal gray with golden obverse devices. Ex. Newtown Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1849O Seated 1849-O
Large O
VF30
NGC
4206292008
F-101b
Original $300 Large O, Late Die State, Original Uniform Light Gray, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection . Consignor Price Reduction. 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 1851O Seated 1851-O
AU53
PCGS
30405561
F-101
Choice HOLD
$2500
New July 3! Choice Original, Dallas Collection.. Splashes of coffee patina are evident on both sides, with silver color remaining in the background. This piece is somewhat marky, once again reinforcing the point that CAC tends to be more concerned with originality than unabraded surfaces. The strike is typical, with softness in the head and bow. F-101, with a high date and large mintmark, the only die pair for this issue. The CAC population is minimal, with 15 pieces across all grades and four coins finer. While a few obverse lines are readily apparent, the salient point is the scarcity of this issue when one considers strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS65+
NGC
6058664012

Gem $2375 Hubbed Arrows & Date, Thick Frosty Luster, Amazing Originality, CAC Approval. A strikingly original 1853 Liberty Seated dime strike with a Hubbed Arrows and Date obverse die. 1853 dimes struck with a fully hubbed die can be easily recognized with practice. The date and arrow positions are fixed along with the working die hubbing strength being consistent throughout the die. This is the case for the latest Osprey Collection offering. Note how the date and arrow device were lightly transferred along with the other motifs. This is an amazingly well preserved example with old time silver gray patina and granular frosted luster that is brilliant with angled lighting. 100% struck with cool wire-like rims. Perfect for type or inclusion into an advanced date and mintmark set. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS62
PCGS
35969546
F-112
Choice $495 New July 2! With Arrows, Rose-Gray, Mottled Reverse, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Massachusetts Collection. The second of two Massachusetts Collection offerings is this attractive 1853 Arrows dime struck by the F-112 die pairing. This is a cool variety with heavy die scratches surrounding Liberty. Luster is frosty brilliant while the toning is mostly center obverse rose with peripheral green-gold and a reverse with two mottled points with deeper gray toning. These images will be moved as an update to the F-112 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Varieties Collectors online reference. Again, a cool coin at a fair price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1853O Seated 1853-O
With Arrows
AU58
PCGS
33328437
F-105
Choice $2600 New July 3! Choice Original, Dallas Collection.. Vivid blue patina fills the fields of this CAC-approved piece, with maroon highlights present in the stars and legend. F-105, with slight weakness in the date and a die crack above (STA)TES. The strike is similarly soft in the head and bow. Reverse clashing is prominent at (DI)ME. The CAC population across all grades is 23 pieces, with four examples finer. Competition will be active for this branch Mint condition rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
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 1857O Seated 1857-O
MS64
NGC
6060516008
F-103
Choice $950 Near-Gem Original.. 1857 brought a broad based American economic crisis including railroad failures and bankrupt land speculation programs. While the panic of 1857 took place, Seated dimes were struck in Philadelphia and New Orleans. New Orleans pieces come better struck but are scarcer with full gems being rare. How attractive is this near-gem? Let's start with a complete strike that is certain to please. Angled lighting exposes a uniform golden patina covering frosted surfaces. Cartwheels are vibrant and consistent with the grade. This piece comes highly recommended with a strong bid being warranted. Housed in new large font NGC holder and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1860S Seated 1860-S
EF40
PCGS
39135298
F-101
Choice $1000 New July 3! Choice Original, Undergraded, Full EF45, Wisconsin Collection.. The overall patination of this early San Francisco piece is coin gray, with silver color peeking out from the protected areas. The strike is typical, with star centers evident if not strong, while Liberty’s hairline is near smooth. F-101, with a noticeably downward sloping date. The CAC census includes 32 pieces in all grades. Ex. Dallas Collection, a pedigree that represents an ample number of low-population, CAC approved Liberty Seated dimes. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1864S Seated 1864-S
EF45
PCGS
18352299
F-101
Choice $1100 New July 3! Choice Original, Dallas Collection.. A medium skin of silver and grey patina blanket both sides, while light crust clings to the protected areas of the shield and wreath. Weak strikes plague the San Francisco Seated dime series, and this piece is typical, with a softly impressed ribbon. The story on the obverse is better, with the head exhibiting a fair amount of inner detail. F-101, the only die pair for this issue. CAC notes 23 pieces total across all grades, a remarkably low total given 15 years of operation. Bidders, take note! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 1867-S
VF20
PCGS
27597476
F-102
Choice $500 New June 17! Difficult San Francisco Date, Natural Coin Gray Skin, Unabraded Surfaces, CAC Approval. Though not technically a Civil War issue, 1867 Liberty Seated coinage is often lumped into that era due to similar mintages and striking characteristics. This unabraded survivor, from a mintage of 140,000, offers natural coin gray toning along with peripheral ebony framing. A premium example with a decent strike. CAC has approved 24 in all grades and one less than its rare Philadelphia counterpart. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
EF45
PCGS
18736694
F-101
Choice $495 Small Thin S, Golden-Gray Patina, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A well preserved and choice example of the 1869-s date which is tough in higher grades. The F-101 die variety documents a Small Thin S reverse. This AuburnNY Accordian offering is accurately graded with typical striking characteristics for the date. Uniform golden-gray obverse patina validates the originality. The darker areas on the right obverse are enhanced toning. A typical CAC approved specimen with that natural coin gray look. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1871 Seated 1871
PF64+
NGC
3415886004
F-101
Gem $1450 Repunched Date, Intense Watery Mirrors, Gem Original, Top 100, Mountaineer Collection. I'm really loving this superb 1871 F-101 repunched date proof dime and believe that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. This gem presents intense watery mirrors and lots of bright light viewing pleasure. Deep green-rose in-hand coloring shifts to aquamarine-gold once the fields become reflective. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. Wire rims are bold and high. This proof die variety struggles to achieve higher certified grades due to the unique die finish. As is typical for the variety, there is pushed arcing metal at Liberty's head and at (O)F. I've yet to determine the cause of that arcing metal that is also unique to this die pair. A Top 100 listed variety and a fitting inclusion into an advanced set. Housed in new large font NGC holder with "18/18 TOP-100 F-101" attribution on label. CAC approval too!
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 1872
PF65+
NGC
4251078013
F-109
Gem $2250 Misplaced 2 Digit in Base, Top 100 Die Varieties, Mirrored Fields, Bold Strike, Condition Census, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection returns with a sharply mirrored 1872 F-109 proof die with misplaced 2 digit. The lower loop of the 2 digit is bold with 10x. Regardless of the thick rose-gray toning. the fields still emit ample amounts of reflectance. Strike is complete with light reverse die striations. A condition census example and potentially one of the finest known. An unquestionable gem that will enhance an advanced Top 100 Varieties set. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Ex. Dr. James G.K. McClure pedigree on label.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS66+
PCGS
39683359
F-109
Gem $1200 Gorgeous Pastel Shades, Dual Satiny/Steely Luster, Unquestionable Gem. . Handling premium Liberty Seated coinage is certain a joy including this superb gem 1875 F-109 dime. Pastel colors include center rose surrounded by greens which then lead to yellow gold at the rims. A lustrous example with satiny obverse textures due to eroded dies. Steely is best to described reverse luster. The F-109 die variety features a repunched 1 digit and rusted/eroded obverse die. A captivating example with the all important (+) grade and CAC approval that leads to inclusion in an advanced collection. CAC population is 18 at MS66 with 8 finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS65
NGC
3171337005
F-106
Gem $750 Misplaced 5 In Base, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Gem Original, Mountaineer Collection. What a surprise to find an 1875 F-106 Misplaced 5 in Base dime in the Mountaineer Collection consignment. This is a challenging variety to locate as careful attention is necessary to isolate the misplaced ball and loop of the 5 digit from the background shapes in the base. My trained eye immediately the ball of the errant 5 digit. Beyond the rare die variety, this is a gem original example with brilliant frosted luster and dazzling cartwheels. Toning is mostly light copper-gold with embedded aquamarine shades. Surfaces are well preserved with a reverse die clash mark. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS65
PCGS
18084393
F-103
Gem $675 Excessively Rusted Obverse, Gem Original, Newtown Collection. The 1875 F-103 die pairing is easily attributed by an excessively rusted obverse die. This PCGS MS65 example presents gem surfaces including frosted cartwheel luster. 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 an excessively rusted obverse die while the darker reverse toning provides limited contrast between fields and motifs. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS 2015 Ge 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1876 Seated 1876
Type 2 Reverse
MS65+
PCGS
40950025
F-101a
Gem $975 Type 2 Reverse, Shattered Reverse Die, Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Osprey Collection. Price Reduction - A gem late die state example of the infrequently 1876 Type 2 reverse hub. The F-101 die pairing saw considerable time in the striking presses leading to cracked dies. The obverse develops a die crack through the bottom of date digits with additional die crack proceeding up through Liberty's foot and exits into the rim below AMERIC(A). The Type 2 reverse is shattered with an internal cud forming on the lower right portion of the corn ear. This new GFRC offering is the finest example seen for the late die state. While in this late die state, strikes continue to be bold with excellent head details. Frosty luster and swirling cartwheels dominate during bright light inspection. Surfaces are unabraded as expected for an MS65+ CAC gem. Coloring is accurately illustrated by images. Housed in PCGS Gen 6. 1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1877 Seated 1877
PF64Cameo
NGC
3122691003

Gem $1450 Remarkable Cameo Preservation, Sharp Mirrors, Colorful Toning, Low CAC Population. Top end mint state and proof strikes are difficult to located for the 1877 Philadelphia date. Business strikes have a common date status but just try to find gems. This 1877 proof strike is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as one of the finer pieces recently handled among many. How I enjoy the watery obverse fields and reflections. Obverse toning is boldly colorful with center rose surrounded by blues. At the right lighting angle, some gold also appears at the rims with more prevalence on the reverse. A 10x review finds a few faint lines that are enhanced by the mirrors. I guarantee that the buyer will be thrilled upon arrival. CAC population is 7 at grade with 6 finer for Cameo designation. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS66+
PCGS
42140031
F-110
Gem $4250 Superb Gem, Frosted Luster, Fully Struck, Golden-Gray Patina, Shattered Reverse. As a dealer, I see a host of Seated coins with many being subjected to past poor treatments. On occasion, a superb gem with perfectly original surfaces appears. So was the case at Summer FUN 2021 and the purchase of this 1877-CC Type2 F-110 dime. Steely fields and natural reflective luster are initial highlights during bright light inspection. Toning is a combination of silver-gray with peripheral gold plus aquamarine on the obverse. Strike is hammered when considering the die pairing and shattered reverse. What appeals to me the most is the thick natural patina that is semi-transparent to the underlying luster. Trust me on this piece, it is a exceptional example for the grade, else I would not have added to GFRC inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
21700877
F-107
Choice $1425 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
MS64
PCGS
03027254
F-109
Choice $1450 Near-Gem, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Partially mirrored fields with active reflectivity reveal varied shades of blue-green, russet, and ebony, with the deepest colors at the rims. This is a nicely struck example with delineated hair strands and well-defined wreath elements. CAC has certified 126 in all grades, with 49 coins higher. While not particularly scarce as a date, most high grade survivors tend to be dipped out white pieces, and this richly toned example stands out from the crowd. F-109, with repunching in the 7s in the date. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1878 Seated 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS63
NGC
2037628015
F-110
Choice $750 Goregoues Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Massachusetts Collection. From the November 2013 Eric P Newman Collection Sale comes this gorgeous 1878 Seated dime. Iridescent apple-green toning dominates the obverse despite a splash of lilac-red at the center. The reverse is mostly chestnut-gray with aquamarine at the periphery. Bright lighlt inspection exposes underlying frosted luster. A slightly better date in an amazing preservation state. Housed in original EPN brown label NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. This piece can be found in the GFRC Sales Archive (June 2015 for $795).
Seated 10C 1878 Seated 1878
MS63
PCGS
85100427
F-107
Gem $485 Type 2 Reverse Hub, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A gem original 1878 Type 2 reverse example previous from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and prior Tenafly Collection sale. A truly premium original specimen with crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has typical With Legend design weakness at the upper wheat grains. Under a bright light, the thick gun metal gray patina offers blue coloring at the rims. Locating Seated dimes with this freshness, in today's current market, requires that old time collections be divested. This is the case for this noteworthy dime release from the Dallas Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
25025400
F-104
Gem $725 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Gem Original, Newtown Collection. A gem F-104 Misplaced Date in Denticles die variety example. 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. Strike is essentially complete with hammered reverse devices but 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 PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS65
PCGS
5765223
F-105
Gem $950 Repunched 86 Digits, Gem Original.. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Repunching of the 86 digits is well defined and easily seen in the images. One of the finest F-105 examples known. Surfaces offer bold frosted luster with sparkling cartwheel effects. A transparent golden skin covers both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. CAC approval rewards originality, bold luster and overall eye appeal. An important opportunity since Include in the Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
MS65
PCGS
30769115
Unlisted
Gem $1175 Challenging Grade, Speckled Olive-Gold, Brilliant Luster. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. Regardless of the recorded 4,454,450 mintage, the 1887-S Seated dime date is very challenging at the gem Mint State level. Whenever a premium gem appears on the market, I will take notice for potential upgrade of my own collection. The Washington State Collection has just released a superb PCGS MS65 CAC example that will delight the most selective collectors among us. Both sides are nicely frosted with brilliant luster and swirling cartwheels. Speckled gold covers the obverse while the reverse sports pastel shades of center rose surrounded by peripheral blues and aquamarine. The bright light viewing experience is a joy. Now let's talk about variety attribution. My suspicious are that of an early die state F-107 without reverse die cracks. 1887-S F-107 is one of the entries in the Top 100 Varieties set. However, without a high grade F-107 in-hand for validation, I'm just not prepared to make that call and add to the web-book. This is a gem offering that needs more research. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
MS64
PCGS
5790890
F-114
Gem $700 Doubled UNITED, Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Flashy luster and swirling cartwheels are difficult to miss when first inspecting this Gem quality rated 1887-S Seated dime. Not only is the eye appeal exceptional, but the F-114 doubling at UNITED add another dimension as a reason for bidding. Purchased during July 2003 as part of the die variety research effort that resulted in the publishing of The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference during 2004. A complete strike further enhances the eye appeal. My favorite 1887-S dime other than the piece in the core Seated dime set. The winning bidder may need to stretch but will be pleased. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
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
MS64
NGC
3102384011
F-120
Gem $475 Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine/Rose Patel Toning, Conservative Grading.. A gem original 1889 Philadelphia struck dime that is so deserving of CAC approval. Glowing cartwheel luster couple with pretty pastel colors dominate the eye appeal. Obverse strike is nicely executed while the reverse die is weak and cracked resulting in some shallow relief to the reverse strike. This piece is essentially blemish free and atttractive with GFRC images unable to capture and illustrate the overall beauty. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS66
PCGS
25380590
Unlisted
Gem $1050 Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, 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 1890S Seated 1890-S
MS63
PCGS
21789577
F-116
Choice $800 Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Brilliant frosted luster radiates from this fully choice 1890-S F-116 Seated dime when placed adjacent to angled lighting. GFRC images are woefully inadequate in capturing the intense luster and swirling cartwheel action. Strike is complete with bold motifs on both sides. A few obverse ticks are consistent with the technical grade though eye appeal is of a near-gem. Copper-gold shades are nicely framed by a thin blue arc at the peripheries. The F-116 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Worthy of spirited bidding for its superior eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1893 Barber 1893
MS65
PCGS
16938928

Gem $1085 Superb Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Swirling Cartwheels, CAC Approval. Barber dime mintage saw a dramatic reduction during the 1893 production year with most entering circulation rather than being saved as a first year of design issue. The 1893 CAC approved population also shows a sharp decrease from 216 to only 46. This 1893 offering is an obvious gem with rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Obverse toning is mostly olive-gold with some variegated patterns. Reverse toning is exceptional with peripheral gold and lighted shades at the center. The slightest chatter in the right obverse field accounts for the assigned grade though eye appeal is superior. There is a small cud on Liberty's cap near ST(A)TES that will identify the die. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide is presently $1090.
Barber 10C 1904S Barber 1904-S
AU58
PCGS
24104152

Choice $1500 Very Scace and Challenging CAC Approved, None Finer Through MS64. 1904 San Francisco strikes are scarce due to low mintage and heavy circulation up through the Depression Era. In Mint State, none are CAC approved until the MS64 or better level. The lone three CAC approved AU58s are the only alternatives for those seeking a choice specimen at fair value. This fresh offering is one of the three AU58s with green bean approval. Fields exhibit steely surfaces that are entirely without abrasions. Strike is thoroughly executed on both sides with the reverse being quite impressive in terms of minute wreath details. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1912D Barber 1912-D
MS65
PCGS
41654798

Gem $600 Glowing Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Lightly Toned, Superb Eye Appeal. A stunning 1912 Denver struck Barber dime that has been well preserved and accurately certified with gem status. One immediately notes the textured frosted luster and swirling cartwheels during initial bright light inspection. Strike is hammered. Obverse toning is limited to peripheral aquamarine and orange-gold shades while the reverse features center rose surrounded by intermixed green and blue shades. GFRC images, especially the reverse, fail to capture this gem's beauty. A new purchase that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I absolutely recommend this piece. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Mercury 10C 1942 Mercury 1942
PF67
NGC
5914634004

Gem $425 New August 10! Brilliant Mirrors, Watery Reflective Luster, Superb Eye Appeal, Westend Avenue Collection. An attractive 1942 proof Mercury with brilliant luster and watery mirrors. Bright light inspection releases sharp reflectance that should come with a sunglass viewing stipulation. Accurately graded with a single field anomaly by the T in UNITED that explains the certified grade. That anomaly appears to be die flaking and cracking as made. I'm in full agreement with the CAC approval as the eye appeal is that of a higher grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
20 Cents
Seated 20C 1875S Seated 1875-S
MS63
NGC
6056758001
BF-12
Choice $1250 Important Double Dime Type Candidate, Natural Rose Patina, CAC Approval. An affordable and well preserved 1875-S BF-12 double dime that would be ideal for inclusion into a type set collection. Natural rose shades are prevalent throughout the obverse and extend into the reverse. Reverse strike is particularly well detailed with respect to the eagle wing feathers. A few wispy obverse lines are consistent with the certified grade. A misplaced 8 digit in the digits allows for simplistic attribution. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
25 Cents
Capped Bust 25C 1825(2) Capped Bust 1825-(2)
VF35
PCGS
44093265
B-2
Choice $1550 New June 26! 1825/4/(2) B-2 Pairing, Perfect Die State 1, Choice Original, CAC Approval. Natural coin gray patina is readily evident on this choice 1825/4(2) B-2 Capped Bust quarter consistent with CAC standards for originality. Steely fields are as struck with hints of peripheral gold on the obverse and darker olive-gray on the reverse. "Dirt" in all of the cavities and Liberty's cheek further validate the originality. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with a few ancient 10x loupe micro-lines of no consequence at the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 25C 1825/4(2 Capped Bust 1825/4(2
VF30
PCGS
32038514
B-2
Choice $1500 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.
Capped Bust 25C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
MS64
PCGS
31671133
B-2
Gem $7250 Ideal Type Candidate, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Continuous Mint Frost. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. One of the marquee Washington State Collection highlights is this gem 1837 B-2 Capped Bust quarter. Mintage is a low 252,400 strikes with a reasonable number of Mint State survivors. A collector's challenge is selecting the best possible example when building an advanced type set or even a date set. Superb coloration is the apotheosis of this most pleasing gem. Both sides are covered with a continuous layer of micro mint frost that amplifies the natural toning. In-hand viewing reveals intermixed rose and deep green-gold on the obverse and additional violet-blue on the reverse. Viewing this piece with ordinary sunlight exposes orange shades along with other subtle colors. Strike is nearly complete with a fully impressed reverse and partial stars on the left obverse. The weak "C" in the denomination is a diagnostic for the B-2 die pairing. CAC has approved six pieces at the MS64 level with dramatic price jumps in MS65 and above. I can't imagine a nicer 64 after checking CoinFacts auction records. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1840 Seated 1840
With Drapery
MS63
PCGS OGH
1577111
Briggs 1-A
Gem $22500 Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. A splash of grey toning covers silver surfaces, with colorful shades of evergreen and burnt red evident as the coin is tilted. The strike is strong, with most of the claw joints well defined. Ample steely luster completes the package, and the eye appeal is exceptional. This piece ranks among the condition census, as PCGS has graded but two pieces at MS64 and a single example at MS65. CAC has certified three pieces at MS63 and a single coin at MS64. The overall CAC population is 20 pieces, with one (this) at the gold level. Briggs 1-A, with open claws. Note, the Briggs 2-B illustration is incorrect; see the E-Gobrecht, January 2011, for further detail on this oft-confused variety. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with Gold CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1843O Seated 1843-O
Large O
F15
PCGS
29806057
Briggs 3-F
Choice $1575 Large O, Choice Original, Scarce Die Variety, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Consignor Buyout - Repricing. The 1843-O Large-O is generally found in lower circulated grades, with PCGS reporting only three pieces in AU or higher. Listed separately by Briggs as 3-F, this is the lone 1843 reverse die with Large-O mintmark, and appears in the Cherrypickers Guide as FS-501. This Fine-15 example is noteworthy for its strict originality and choice surfaces. Crusty gray patina covers both sides. CAC approval is absolutely warranted due to originality and accurate grading. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC does not break out the large-O variety separately, but the overall population of 30 coins for all 1843-O quarters is telling.
Seated 25C 1847O Seated 1847-O
VF30
PCGS
19950812
Briggs 1-A
Choice $825 Gun Metal Gray with Ebony Highlights, Typical New Orleans Strike, Pleasing Surfaces, Accurately Graded.. Consignor Buyout - Repricing. Locating choice 1847 New Orleans examples will require patience as collectors are faced with typical weak strikes and problematic surfaces. Though this issue has a mintage of 368,000 pieces, few uncirculated examples are known. This coin exhibits light to medium gun metal gray toning. The in-hand ebony coloring shifts to gun metal blue when exposed to a light source. Strike is typical with flat breasts and weak definition of the eagle's lower left leg and claws. Some faint obverse chatter is noted but consistent with the assigned grade. CAC has approved 23 examples total with 11 coins in all higher grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
35701955
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1025 Very Rare Fully Struck, Rusted Obverse Die, Steely Reflective Luster. There is one consistency concerning 1850 New Orleans Seated quarter coinage; poor strikes. Many were produced from a heavily rusted obverse die that "softens" the devices. Fully struck examples are very rare and will be found with steely or partially mirrored fields. This new GFRC offering brings a much better than average strike and the typical steely fields that are 100% original. Yes, there are always weakly struck and cleaned survivors available in the marketplace. Collectors should exercise patience and strive for the best. This new EF45 offering is fully choice and should please the most selective collector once viewed in hand. A top notch survivor that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with the all important CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
28553692
Briggs 1-B
Choice HOLD
$895
Scarce New Orleans Issue, Choice Original, Attractive Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Blemish Free. Mintage of only 88,000 strikes with low survival rate. A difficult New Orleans date that is known for less than stellar strikes. The challenge with collecting circulated Liberty Seated quarters is locating choice examples especially when the denomination saw heavy circulation in the deep South. This specimen has to be one of the finest available at the VG grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with just honest wear and a thick layer of gray/rose patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurate with strong five and half letters in LIBERTY showing along with bold rims on both obverse and reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU58
PCGS
33580668

Choice $925 Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. Smoky gray patina covers the lower portion of the obverse, while the reverse exhibits thick russet toning throughout. Strike is typical, with a few stars softly impressed. The Coinage Act of 1853 devalued the half dime, dime, quarter, and half dollar by 7%, with the effect that silver coinage could once again flow freely in circulation without fear of speculative melting. The Philadelphia Mint coined over 15 million pieces in this year, but only a tiny fraction qualify for CAC certification, with 224 pieces reported in the CAC census. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
VF30
PCGS
83568894
J-107
Choice $750 Near-Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. The New Orleans issue of this year is considerably scarcer than its Philadelphia counterpart, making this piece a more desirable selection for a one-year type coin. Pleasing coin grey patina fills both sides of this example, with deeper shades at the rim. A few soft stars to the right are evident, but the deep relief of the strike remains apparent, with the eagle seemingly floating above the rays. J-107, an early die state without the filled mintmark. Note also the weakness in BER. Greg Johnson detailed the 1853-O quarter varieties in Gobrecht Journal #118 (November 2013). The CAC population is 41 pieces in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
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 1857 Seated 1857
MS66+
NGC
6060865003

Gem $6300 New July 3! Superb Gem Original.. A thick band of blue-green color surrounds the obverse, highlighted by burnt russet patina above the head. Rose and gold centers are lightly toned, and the eye appeal is exceptional. Fully struck, an important distinction for this date, as many high-grade pieces come with soft stars or other striking issues. Under a glass, fine die polish lines are evident on both sides. CAC has certified 100 pieces, with 10 examples finer. A superb example of the type. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 1857
AU55
PCGS
20850407

Choice $350 Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. Steel, gray, and light gold patina covers both sides, decorated by splashes of light dirt throughout. Quarters of this date often exhibit striking issues, and in this case a few stars and feathers are softly impressed. CAC has approved 101 pieces in all grades combined, a tiny percentage of the near ten million pieces produced. A couple marks to the left of the wing are somewhat hidden by the toning. Although ostensibly a "common date," this example is highly original and scarce as such. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1858S Seated 1858-S
VG10
PCGS
27236067

Choice $700 Rare Date Fully Choice, Crusty Gray Patina, CAC Approved. A better early San Francisco quarter date with the entire mintage of 121,000 placed into circulation in support of small denomination species needs for Western frontier commerce. Few survivors are known fully choice with the CAC approved population totaling only 19 pieces. This evenly worn offering is choice with crusty gray surfaces. Grading is conservative with full LIBERTY and bold elevated rims on the reverse. Angled lighting exposes steely fields that are unabraded. CAC population is 2 at grade with only 3 finer through VF20. An important opportunity for fans of the Liberty Seated quarter series that demand strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1861S Seated 1861-S
VF25
PCGS
18650798
Briggs 1-A
Choice $3000 New July 3! Key Date, Choice Original, Dallas Collection.. This is a near-perfect collector-grade piece, with gray and silver patination precisely as expected for an original example - the high points are lighter, while deeper color huddles in the protected areas. Toning is even, with no distracting spots or stains. This is a semi-key date in the Seated quarter series, with less than 100,000 pieces struck. Briggs 1-A, with a die scratch in the obverse shield. CAC has approved 30 pieces in all grades. The reserve is not inexpensive, but the quality more than justifies the valuation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1861S Seated 1861-S
VG10
PCGS
27236069
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1350 New July 3! Key Date, Choice Original, Dallas Collection.. Silver fields give way to deeper color in the protected areas of the stars and legend. Surfaces are smooth for the grade and much nicer than usually seen. Indeed, CAC notes only 30 pieces in all grades for this issue. Locating a nicer example at this grade level would be most challenging. Briggs 1-A, with the date sloping upward to the right, and a reverse die crack running along the arc of the lower left quadrant. Note, a few marks are on the obverse side of the holder. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1861S Seated 1861-S
AG3
NGC
2725654001
Briggs 1-A
Choice $575 New July 20! Lowball Set Candidate, Scarce Date, Honest Wear, CAC Approval. This well preserved but highly worn 1861-S Seated quarter would be ideal for those collecting at the low end of the grade spectrum. Natural coin gray blankets even and surprisingly unmarked surfaces for the grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1865 Seated 1865
PR65
PCGS
25303931

Gem $4450 Civil War Era Gem Proof, Crisp Reflective Luster, Rose-Gold and Blue Coloration. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. Let's be direct here… This 1865 Proof Seated quarter is exceptional and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The interaction between the brilliant proof fields and speckled rose toning leads premium eye appeal. Reverse toning transitions to darker hues at the claws with addition teal shades at the rim. GFRC images simply cannot illustrate the intense luster and color modulation under a light source, so please use imagination based on the descriptions. Rare with CAC approval as population stands at three at PF65 with five finer. The Washington State Collection does it again with a superior Civil War era offering. Advanced collections need to take heed. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1872CC Seated 1872-CC
VF25
PCGS
42823925
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$17200
New July 2! Rare Low Mintage Carson City Date, Olive Gray-Rose Patina, CAC Approval. Astute Liberty Seated quarter collectors are well aware of the importance of CAC approved Carson City dates arriving to market. This 1872-CC example is one of only 15 approved by CAC in all grades. MIntage was limited to 22,850 with most certified survivors clustered between G04 and F15 grades. This market arrival features natural surfaces that are toned a rose-gray with peripheral olive colored highlights. Surfaces are well preserved with only a few ancient lines in the lower right obverse field. Strong detail not just for the grade, but for the issue. About 65 to 90 examples are believed to survive, according to Rusty Goe (2020). Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1872S Seated 1872-S
AG3
NGC
5970713001
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2950 Key Date, Natural Coin Gray, Honest Wear, Tiny CAC Population. 1872 San Francisco struck Seated quarters were limited to a mintage of 83,000. As with most dates of that era, low survival rates abound leading to difficulties for present day collectors. A review of the CAC population report indicates only eight piece certified as choice in all grades. Two of the nine are at the AG03 level. GFRC is pleased to be offering on of those two AG03 examples. Please check the images that illustrate natural coin gray patina and surprisingly unmarked surfaces given the extensive time in circulation. An excellent specimen until a higher graded example appears on the market. Housed in new large font NGC holde with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
14255409

Choice $525 With Arrows, Moderate Ebony-Brown Toning, Steely Fields, Choice and Fully Original, White Pine Collection . A no question original 1873 With Arrows strike given the crusty ebony and brown toning. Residual luster has a steely texture and is limited by the thick accumulated "skin". Strike is fully executed other than the lower three stars in the right obverse field. An ideal offering for those who are collecting on the crusty gray side of things as compared to collectors seeking brilliant frosty luster for their AU grade purchases. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. From the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1876 Seated 1876
MS65
PCGS
81328669
II
Gem $1500 Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. This Centennial-year quarter exhibits medium skin with dusty gray obverse patina, while the flashy reverse reveals sea-green shades at the eagle, surrounded by thick russet-maroon color in the legend. Most star points are evident. Type II reverse, with the bases of STATES separate. Collectors of US silver coins enjoy a wide array of toning patterns, and this piece is an attractive representative of the various possibilities. CAC has certified 111 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
MS66
PCGS
28283884

Gem $8500 Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. A dynamic cartwheel penetrates the thick skin of this Carson City quarter, and the overall flash is compelling. Rich shades of blue-green and gold patina cover the obverse, while russet and maroon color are additionally evident on the reverse. Sharply struck, with full detail in the stars and claws. Light die cracks connect the stars and legend. CAC has certified 80 pieces in all grades, with four examples at MS66 and a single coin finer at MS67. A more attractive piece is hard to imagine, and this coin would serve as a highlight of even the most advanced Liberty Seated quarter collection. One need not scour the auction listings of our distinguished competition to find all the condition census pieces, as GFRC is handling more and more of the best coins, such as this example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
MS65
PCGS
81248269

Gem $3250 Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. Strong luster easily penetrates the thick skin, and the cartwheel is active under a light. Deep evergreen, slate, and copper patina evenly fills the obverse, while the reverse is lighter and reveals smoky shades throughout the legend. Design elements are sharp, with only a couple stars softly impressed. In-hand appeal is strong, and the GFRC Gem-rating is easily warranted. The CAC report notes 110 pieces in all grades, with 13 coins at MS66 and 3 examples at MS67. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 1877-S
MS65
PCGS
25208262

Gem $1500 Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. This lustrous, GFRC-rated Gem example exhibits gray central figures with evergreen shades intermixed in the recessed areas. The peripheral design elements similarly rise above an olive-green palette, and the contrast is pleasing. Well-struck, with all star points evident. Briggs notes that overall striking quality for this issue is poor, and this piece is clearly above average for the date. The CAC census notes 56 coins in all grades combined, a remarkably low figure given that nearly nine million quarters were produced by the San Francisco Mint in this year. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1879 Seated 1879
PR65
PCGS
25389965

Gem $1950 New July 1! Exceptional Bright Light Eye Appeal, Brilliant Reflectance, Wide Ranging Obverse Colors. A "Wow!" proof offering that explodes with gorgeous coloration when placed under angled lighting. Fields are sharply mirrored with brilliant reflectance. Obverse toning shifts dramatically from in-hand aquamarine rose-gold to a brilliant orange and yellow gold framing center blues and a splash of rose. Reverse coloring will shift between blue and olive-green based on the angled position. A 10x review confirm the absence of any hairlines. This 1879 Seated proof quarter is the real deal and with delight the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Please note that the holder is worn with random hazing.
Seated 25C 1884 Seated 1884
PF64
NGC
6324066007

Choice $1125 New June 15! So Close to Full Gem, Watery Mirrors, Sharp Reflectance, Copper-Rose Toning. A satisfying 1884 Seated proof quarter that was added to GFRC inventory for its gem eye appeal. Both sides feature watery mirrored fields that are covered with copper-rose hues. Angled lighting reflectance is brilliant plus active cartwheels. A careful 10x review located two hairlines in the upper left obverse field that justify the certified grade. Again, eye appeal is of a higher grade. A beautiful and well preserved specimen from a mintage of 875. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 1890
MS65
PCGS
38302425
Briggs 2-B
Gem $2150 Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. Production of quarters increased substantially in this year, but the 1880 issue remains a semi-key date with just 80,000 examples coined. This frosty piece exhibits mixed russet and blue-green patina, more so on the obverse. A few stars are softly impressed while the eagle's claws offer more detail overall. Briggs 2-B, with typically weak stars as noted. The business strike attribution is important for late date Seated quarters, as proof examples are more available and less prized. The CAC population is 66 pieces in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1891 Seated 1891
Misplaced Date
VF25
PCGS
30447974
FS-301
Choice $300 New July 26! Misplaced 89 in Denticles, Natural Coin Gray, Fully Choice, Cleveland Collection. Top 25 seated quarter die variety collectors will be pleased to learned that the Cleveland Collection has released this especially choice 1891 MPD duplicate. Natural coin gray patina is consistent on both sides. Surfaces are well preserved and unabraded. The two errant digits are bold in the underlying denticles. Hurry on this offering as this die variety is more challenging than the community appreciates. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1901 Barber 1901
MS65
NGC
6063627004

Gem HOLD
$1375
New August 5! Superb Eye Appeal, Micro-Granular Frosted Luster, Gem Original, Port Matilda Collection. Wow! The Port Matilda consignor has hit a home run with this 1901 Barber quarter lot. Sparkling frosted luster tickles the eyes under a bright light. This luster results from micro-granular mint bloom that is evenly layered on both sides. Cartwheel action is vibrant and superb. Then there is the attractive toning that is amplified by the luster. Steely-gray covers the obverse with faint blues at the rim while rose-gold decorates the reverse plus peripheral blues. Strike is fully executed too! Well worth the offer price. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1905 Barber 1905
MS66+
PCGS
43793610

Gem $3850 Superb Gem, Rich Mint Bloom, One Finer CAC Approved, Exceptional Type Candidate. Nearly 5 million Barber quarters were struck at the Philadelphia Mint during 1905. Only a handful of survivors can match the quality and eye appeal of this superb gem example. Rich mint bloom is completely undisturbed and provides for attractively frosted luster during bright light assessment. Toning is subtle with faint rose on the obverse along with peripheral pastel blues. Hints of pastel gold and rose are seen on the reverse. The devices are sharp while surfaces are impeccably preserved. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for those assembling an advanced type set.
Barber 25C 1912 Barber 1912
MS66
PCGS
25676179

Gem $1750 New July 12! Gem Barber Type, Granular Frosted Luster, Superb Eye Appeal. This gem 1912 Barber half merits a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation! A Summer FUN new purchase that rightfully belong in GFRC inventory. Stunning eye appeal is a function of swirling cartwheel action and granular frosted luster. Angled light inspection is complete undisturbed with pristine surfaces toned with copper-gold, rose, and aquamarine shades. Strike is 100% complete and impressive. I can't stress enough how pleasing this Barber quarter is. CAC certainly agreed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
MS64
NGC
3457124001

Choice $495 Near-Gem, Sparkling Frosted Luster, Rich Peripheral Gold, CAC Approval. Considerable eye appeal is to be had with this near-gem 1916-D Barber quarter. Surfaces radiate ample amounts of sparkling frosty luster plus vibrant cartwheels. Golden hues cover both sides with darker shades at the peripheries. A single and well hidden abrasion on the cheek holds this piece back from full gem certification. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917 Standing Liberty 1917
Type 1
MS66FH
PCGS
43603503

Gem $2200 Type 1, Full Head, Unquestionable Gem, Granular Frosted Luster, CAC Approval. How I enjoy handling high end Standing Liberty quarters when unquestionably original as this 1917 Type 1 MS66 Full Head specimen. The micro-granular frosted luster glows with angled lighting. The creamy light golden-gray patina also screams originality along with mottled toning at the peripheries. Surfaces are absolutely pristine under 10x. Strike is hammered with bold head and shield rivets fully defined. If searching for that ultimate 1917 Type 1 piece for a type set, a close inspection might be warranted. I just don't often see this marvelous preservation state on silver coinage. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917 Standing Liberty 1917
Type 1
MS66FH
NGC
641145001

Gem $2425 Type 1, Full Head, Amazing Gem, Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. A superb gem 1917 Type 1 Standing Liberty quarter that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. GFRC images are 100% accurate in terms of coloration. Now just image placing this piece under a light source and exposing frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels that further accentuates the toning. This is a type coin issue that is difficult to put down once viewed as so refreshingly attractive with its natural copper-rose patina along with other embedded shades. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1923S Standing Liberty 1923-S
EF45
PCGS
28459201

Choice $2050 New June 19! Better Standing Liberty Sate, Steely Frosted Luster, Peripheral Gold, CAC Approval. 1923 San Francisco struck Standing quarters amounted to 1,360,000. However, heavy circulation has limited availability for the host of collectors who pursue this 20th century series. This CAC approved example is impressive for its residual luster than emanates from fields best described as steely-frosted. Wear on the highest points is limited leaving bold devices. Peripheral copper-gold on the obverse nicely framed the light center. Surfaces are free of any notable marks. Overall a premium piece and worthy of CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Standing Liberty 25C 1928S Standing Liberty 1928-S
MS66
PCGS
15398019

Gem HOLD
$725
Brilliant Frosty Luster, 90% Full Head, Superb Gem, CAC Approval. A superb gem 1928-S quarter that is guaranteed to please the new owner. Sure, this piece comes at a premium. However, premium coins are few and far between in today's marketplace. Brilliant luster has a frosty texture along with swirling cartwheels. The rich mint bloom is readily evident in the GFRC images, especially on the reverse. Strike is well executed with a 90% full head obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
50 Cents
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
6 Over Inverted 6
EF40
PCGS
43025436
O-112
Choice $5450 6 Over Inverted 6, Natural Coin Gray Patina, Bisecting Obverse Die Crack, CAC Approval. The 1806 Draped Bust half 6 over inverted 6 obverse is paired with two reverse dies (O-111, O-112). During the second O-112 die pairing, the obverse exhibits a bisecting obverse die crack and perfect reverse as compared to the die cuds seen on O-111. GFRC is thrilled to be offering this unquestionably original O-112 specimen with low PCGS and CAC populations. This is the first 6 over inverted 6 handled by GFRC and what a way to get started! Surfaces are toned natural coin gray with dirt seen in the protected hair curl depressions and surrounding the reverse olive leaves. Fields are essentially unabraded and well preserved. PCGS has only certified seventeen (O-111, O-112) at the EF40 grade with only three O-112 with special die variety attribution. CAC has approved of all eight at grade with seven finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust 50C 1806/5 Draped Bust 1806/5
EF45
NGC
6058530003
O-103
Choice $3700 New July 11! 1806/5, Near-Gem, Steely Reflectance, Rose-Gray Coloration, CAC Approval. Locating unmolested Draped Bust halves can be challenging. This Summer FUN 2022 new purchase offers perfectly original surfaces that have retained their steely texture leading to pleasing reflectance under angled lighting. Strike is well executed on the reverse while the obverse has typical weakness at the left stars. Coloration is rose-gray on the obverse and mostly gray on the reverse. A few ancient lines in the right obverse field preclude a higher quality rating. I fell in love with this piece upon first sight and believe the buyer will too. CAC population is 9 at grade with a sharp drop off starting at the AU level. EF45 is the last affordable point before rapid pricing premiums increases. GFRC images are 100% accurate as to the eye appeal. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1808/7 Capped Bust 1808/7
EF45
PCGS
18761630
O-101
Choice $1350 New July 26! Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Golden-Olive Gray Toning, Noteworthy Residual Luster, Near-Gem. How I enjoy photographing and describing coins at near-gem and gem quality levels. This lovely 1808/7 O-101 offers ample amounts of residual luster that is concentrated at the peripheries. Near-gem surfaces are toned a golden-olive gray. The late die state die cracks and clash marks are well defined as is the metal erosion into the milling. Bright light viewing is downright sweet. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 1810
AU53
PCGS
13168541
O-102
Choice $1300 New July 1! Choice Original Early Strike, Golden Gray Patina, Residual Frosted Luster. 1810 Capped Bust half dollars 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. This 1810 O-102 half offers old time golden-gray surfaces along with residual frosted 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 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 1812 Capped Bust 1812
MS62+
PCGS
43331784
O-107
Choice $3650 Granular Frosted Luster, Pristine Surfaces, Heavy Die Clashing, Center Dot. Granular frosted luster and light gray patina are promptly noted when inspecting this choice 1812 O-107 half. It is difficult to imagine how such an early piece of Americana can be so well preserved. Surfaces are pristine with any abnormalities being die clashing. A small obverse center dot is evident along with die crack from milling up through the lower bust. Another GFRC new offering that is certain to please the knowledgeable numismatist. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU50
PCGS
37500804
O-103
Choice $1200 New June 21! Crusty Olive-Gold, Frosted Luster, Late Die State, So Choice. Locating unmolested early date Capped Bust halves can prove challenging, especially with bold strikes. The early dates are notorious for center weakness and partial left facing wing. This 1812 O-103 was added to inventory as the full deal for collectors. Surfaces are covered with a crusty olive-gold skin that still allows frosted luster to radiate during angled lighting review. Strike is well executed with bold hair curls. Additionally important are the unabraded fields. This is a late die state example with metal flow lines and reverse clashing. What is there not to like about this choice offering? Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU55
NGC
3174053006
O-114a
Choice $1525 Near-Gem, Steely Fields, Sharp Reflective Luster, CAC Approval. A gorgeous 1818 Capped Bust half that belongs in an advanced collection. Steely fields provide sharp reverse luster along with a moderate helpin in the obverse. Darker greenish-gray in-hand appearance shifts to pastel rose, gold, and blues during bright light inspection. The reverse cartwheel action is vibrant. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with only a single tick in the middle left obverse field warranting mention. Well struck with fully formed stars and all reverse motifs. Guaranteed to please the new owner. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1819/8 Capped Bust 1819/8
Large 9
AU58
PCGS
21541770
O-102
Choice $3950 New July 26! Popular Overdate, Superb Natural Surfaces, Sparkling Frosted Luster, Near-Gem at Grade. A near-gem example of the popular 1819/8 overdate with Large 9 O-102 variety designation. Sparkling frosted luster screams originality while tickling the eyes during angled lighting review. Swirling cartwheels are most impressive. For once, the gold and aquamarine peripheral toning is accurately captured by GFRC photography. Light coin gray shades are seen on both sides with peripheral aquamarine on the reverse. If higher end Capped Bust half dollar overdates are your primary wheelhouse, I would JUST BUY IT NOW as this is a superior offering. CAC population is only 11 at grade with a dramatic price premium in Mint State. Early capped bust halves at his quality level don't come by the office often! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1819/8 Capped Bust 1819/8
Large 9
AU55
PCGS
16300629
O-102
Gem $2150 Popular 1819/8 Overdate, Brilliant Steely Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Gem Original. Capped Bust half dollar overdate collecting has become a popular goal among a host of collectors. Demand is increasing with choice and gem examples not lasting long on the GFRC price list. I'm pleased to be offering this gorgeous gem with unabraded steely fields and brilliant luster. Bright light viewing exposes vibrant cartwheel action that will captivate. A complete strike adds to the overall eye appeal. Yes, this piece is priced at a premium to the CAC guide but worth every extra penny to own. Some coins simple scream originality in a powerful manner. This is one of those occasions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC Approval. The Large 9 attribution is on the label.
Capped Bust 50C 1823 Capped Bust 1823
Patched 3
MS62
PCGS
39322807

Choice $7250 Patch 3, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Very Scarce CAC Approved. A luscious 1823 O-101a Patched 3 offering that would be a highlight in an advanced Capped Bust half dollar collection. Beautifully preserved with a stunning presentation of brilliant frosted luster and surrounding copper-gold and aquamarine-blue peripheral toning at the rims. A few luster breaks in the left obverse field account for the technical grade. Eye appeal however, is that of a higher grade. Mint worker efforts to "patch" the center of the digit is easily seen under 10x. This is a low CAC population variety that is always popular. Only three have been approved at this grade level with six finer. The pricing premiums grow much more substantial at Choice Mint State. I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted as this is such a pretty example. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
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 1827 Capped Bust 1827
Sq. Base 2
AU53
PCGS
31429579
O-134
Gem HOLD
$715
New July 26! Square Base 2, Gem Original, Sparkling Frosted Luster, Superb Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. A superbly toned 1827 O-134 Capped Bust half that offers sparkling frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Light gray centers are well decorated by peripheral orange-gold and the thinnest of an aquamarine ring at the rim. Unquestionably an eye appeal play for type as 1827 is one of the most common bust half dates. The O-134 die pairing has an R4 rarity rating which further enhances importance of this gorgeous offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval and Square Base 2 attribution on the label.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Smaller Letters
AU58
PCGS
43607812
O-110
Choice HOLD
$1125
New June 17! Sparkling Frosted Luster, Bold Strike, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. Fans of the Capped Bust half dollar series will undoubtedly appreciate this 1832 O-110 offering for its sparkling brilliance and superb presentation under angled lighting. Dancing cartwheel further add to the overall eye appeal. Strike is essentially complete with only stars 8 and 9 lacking deep center points. Peripheral gold adds a nice charm too. Please note that there is a string like strike through error on the eagle's neck and out into the field. This is as made. Perfectly original and housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
MS61
NGC
3828019006
O-116
Gem $1500 New July 11! Superb Eye Appeal, Granular Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Low CAC Population. Let's kick off the introduction of Summer FUN 2022 new purchases with this gem 1834 O-116 Small Date half that deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The certified grade is much too conservative given overall eye appeal including brilliant frosted luster from granular mint bloom. Cartwheel are intense and so pleasing. Toning is intermixed olive, rose, gold, and gray. Bright light viewing leads to light rose-gold with shimmering luster. Why MS61? Someone at NGC was having a bad hair day and took it out on this beautiful Capped Bust half as I'm unable to find any abrasions that explain the low Mint State grade. O-116 captures Obverse Hub 8 with double outline of clasp. CAC population is two at MS61 and eight at MS62. Well worth the asking price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58
NGC
4928462013
O-113
Choice $875 Small Date, Small Letters Type, Crusty Olive-Gold Gray, Choice Surfaces, Frosty Luster. A gorgeous 1834 O-113 Capped Bust half that presents a thick skin and frosty luster. Most later date halves will be found with brilliant luster after being dipped for the maximum possible TPG grade. Contrast those with this 100% original specimen with natural olive-gold and gray patina. Under a light source, the frosted surfaces display ample amounts of silky luster. Fields are entirely unabraded. If searching for natural coloring on your Capped Bust halves, this offering warrants serious attention. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Reeded Edge
AU58
NGC
2600918007
GR-5
Choice $925 Perfectly Original, Natural Coin Gray Toning, Soft Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. How I enjoy handling unquestionably original early type coins. Case in point is this lovely 1837 GR-5 Reeded Edge half with natural coin gray patina. As a result of the light crusty skin, the frosty luster is a bit muted. The question come down to collector preferences. Some want flashy bright white luster (from a dip) while others are students of natural gray toning. I'm in the latter camp and will continue to offer pieces as this 1837 half. A well struck specimen with peripheral gold mint frost. A typical CAC approve coin that is rewarded for strict originality. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Reeded Edge
AU58
NGC
289864003
GR-14
Choice $1425 New August 6! Superb Visual Presentation, Steely Fields, Reddish-Gray and Gold, CAC Approval. Little needs to be said for this attractive 1837 Reeded Edge half dollar lot. Under a light source, I see natural coin gray toning with embedded rose on the obverse and hints of aquamarine on the reverse. Peripheral gold is more dominant on the obverse. Fully struck from worn and cracked GR-14 dies. Fields are essentially unabraded. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 1840
Reverse of 1839
MS65
PCGS
25618268
WB-1
Gem $12200 Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Luster booms through earthy shades of gold and grey on the obverse of this gem With Drapery half, while the reverse reveals a frosty eagle surrounded by swirling plum and olive patina. The flash is intensely reflective with steely surfaces. Stars to the left are softly impressed, while the right stars and eagle’s claw joints are sharply detailed. WB-1, with repunched 40 in the date, in addition to light reverse die cracks connecting the legend letters. The PCGS population is eight pieces in MS65, with six examples higher. CAC reports four coins in MS65 and five pieces in MS66. This is a superb type coin, with more flash than the images might suggest. This piece is technically separated from the highest graded by only a touch of luster yet is available for a fraction of “finest known” money. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1840(O) Seated 1840-(O)
Rev 1838
VF30
PCGS
16181728
WB-4
Choice HOLD
$1350
No Mintmark Reverse of 1838, Choice Gray Surfaces, Saw Mill Run Collection "Duplicates" Sale. Here is a coin to win a bar bet in a numismatically-minded drinking establishment. While ostensibly struck in Philadelphia, with no mintmark, the expert analysis of Bill Bugert and Randy Wiley has demonstrated that this issue actually originated in New Orleans. The coin pairs the 1840-O obverse die 2 with a Bust half reverse die, for which the mintmark appeared on the obverse. Toned in pleasing shades of deep blue, gray, and rose, this example is mark-free for the grade and exhibits superior eye appeal. CAC has approved 26 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder, with holder tag "1840(O) and Reverse of 1838."
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 1843
MS62
PCGS
12911911
WB-18
Choice $1750 Repunched Date, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Silver surfaces admit bluish undertones, while tan patina gathers in protected areas, most notably the reverse shield. Luster is steely and reflective, with active cartwheels. Well-struck, with stars 3-6 a touch soft as are the claw joints to the left. WB-18, with date digits punched obliquely, almost comically so. Early die state, with reverse die cracks not advanced. Despite a mintage of nearly four million pieces, CAC has certified only 54 pieces in all grades, with nine examples higher. This date is one of Bill Bugert’s favorite in the Seated half series, as the need for a large mintage, combined with suboptimal die preparation, resulted in 37 die marriages, with more possibly waiting to be discovered. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1849O Seated 1849-O
EF45
PCGS
84784417
WB-6
Choice HOLD
$625
New August 5! Better New Orleans Date, Rusted Obverse, Choice Crusty Original Surfaces, Golden Gray Patina, Port Matilda Collection. A crusty choice original1849-O example of the Bugert WB-6 die variety. Obverse die is significantly rusted throughout Liberty's head, midsection and down to the base. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with crusty golden gray patina with darker coloring arcs at obverse and reverse rims. Strike is consistent with the WB-6 die pairing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. A quality 1849-O Liberty Seated half dollar offering for originality fans. Accurately graded too!
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
MS63
PCGS
43203570

Choice $4350 New June 23! Arrows & Rays Type, Creamy Frosted Luster, Light Gold Coloring, Fully Choice, Newtown Collection. 1853 Arrows & Rays Seated halves have the distinction of being a one year type design along with normal presence in a date and mintmark set. The Newtown Collection is releasing a marvelous duplicate with creamy frosted luster and active cartwheels. Light gold coloration is consistent on both sides. Most important, is the full strike with bold center star points and fully defined eagle claws. If one looks carefully at the reverse rays, it will be noted that they are less prominent than on Seated quarters. Many of the rays due not reach the center eagle device. On the Newtown piece, the dies are clashed with a single mark to the left of the rock being evident and consistent with the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF40
PCGS
18405908

Choice $425 Arrows & Rays Type, Crusty Original, Steely Field, Choice Surfaces, Sooner Collection. Crusty is the operative word to describe this Sooner Collection 1853 Arrows & Rays duplicate. Under the thick patina are steely fields that still emit residual reflective luster during bright light assessment. Obverse fields have some tiny chatter marks consistent with a larger denomination silver piece that spent time in circulation. Choice overall with CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 1858
MS63
PCGS
30616180

Choice HOLD
$1500
New July 18! Near Gem Original, Attractive Toning, Newtown Collection. Another piece of "eye candy" from the Newtown Collection, this rose and blue-toned Seated half is hard to resist. Attractive, medium toning is lighter within the central figures and more intense through the obverse stars and reverse legend. Marks blend with the toning, and close examination is required to verify that the piece is not worthy of a higher technical grade. This piece is well-struck, with a few stars not quite full and some weakness in the lower portion of the eagle. The overall effect is aesthetically pleasing, and it is no surprise that CAC agrees. Ex. Seal Beach Collection which was known for top shelf quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 1859
PR66+
PCGS
33513691

Gem $18750 Intense Mirrors, Gorgeous Toning, Monster Bright Light Performance, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection does it again with this amazing addition to GFRC inventory. This spectacular 1859 proof Liberty Seated half dollar, from a mintage of 800, is a PCGS pop one with only two finer at PR67. PCGS TruView images are available for those who wish to view the piece from an alternate photography method. The obverse mirrors are particular intense and sharp while the reverse mirrors are a bit subdued. GFRC and PCGS, in combination. provide an accurate assessment of the in-hand and bright light viewing characteritics. This is an unquestionable gem and one of the finest known. CAC approval further validates the importance of this new Opsrey offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 1859
AU55
PCGS
26454285
WB-102
Choice $725 Ultimate #149 WB-102, Choice Original, Strawberry Field Pedigree, Ex. Newtown Collection.. Original olive and rose surfaces with crisp, reflective luster are marked by sea-green patina in the protected areas, and the eye appeal is compelling. This example features the type 2 reverse, with the bases of L in HALF DOL slightly lengthened. Stars are weakly impressed, but the feathers and claw joints are more distinct. The CAC population is 42 pieces, a lower number that calls attention to the fact that this is a lower mintage Philadelphia issue, with less than a million examples struck. Although thought of more as a type coin, this piece will attract enthusiastic bidding activity. Ex. Strawberry Fields (Heritage 9/2013, $764), Newtown and Tenafly Collections. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1868S Seated 1868-S
MS64+
PCGS
31855944
WB-5
Gem $9750 Exceptional Gem, Hammered Strike, Golden Satiny Luster, Superb Eye Appeal, Opsrey Collection. The Osprey Collection continues to locate the most noteworthy Liberty Seated and U.S. gold coinage for the GFRC price list. This amazing 1868-S Seated half dollar is an exceptional gem and will please the most advanced collector of the series. Struck with the WB-5 die pairing that includes an eroded obverse die with partial denticles. The die erosion results in satiny textured luster while inspecting under a light source. Strike is hammered with every remaining detail being boldly defined. Both sides are covered light yellow gold skin that screams originality. Fields are entirely unabraded with the intensity of the satiny luster accounting for the technical grade. The WB-5 die pairing is consisted an R4 rarity per Bugert. Surfaces exhibit heavy die clashing and die cracks. CAC population is a scant three pieces at the MS64 grade level with a single approved piece finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1873CC Seated 1873-CC
With Arrows
AU58
NGC
3584438004
WB-8
Choice $12500 Large CC, Digits Below Date, R7 Rarity, Choice Original.. This 1873-CC Liberty Seated half dollar is a significant arrival for passionate collectors of the series or for those with Carson City coinage as a side tangent. A condition census specimen with only two CAC approved at grade with four finer (3@MS63 and 1@MS65). Further increasing the significance is the WB-8 attribution with Large CC mintmark and errant digits on and above the rim below the date. When noted half dollar researcher, Bill Bugert, was done counting the errant date punches, he reports at least eight occurrences which is astounding. Bugert has assigned an R7 rarity rating for the variety with few known. The reverse is transitional with 1871-CC, 1872-CC, and 1876-CC adding more historical context. Fully choice with granular frosted luster that is brilliant with vibrant cartwheels. Coloration is copper-gold with darker hues at the peripheries. Destined to become one of the highlights in a top rated collection of the series. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1874 Seated 1874
With Arrows
MS64
NGC
3603430010

Choice $3650 With Arrows, Choice Original.. A near-gem Seated half dollar lot which is ideal for an advanced collection of the series or for type. Copper-rose patina overlays the obverse while bluish-gold appears on the reverse. This 1874 half is so close to fully struck with only the left facing eagle claw not being completely raised. Uniform frosted luster is activated with angled lighting. A stray ancient line between stars 11 and 12 is seen with 10x. CAC has approved seven at grade with eight finer. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
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 1878S Seated 1878-S
AG3
PCGS
38335878
WB-1
Choice HOLD
$35000
New July 3! The Key Date, Choice Original, Wisconsin Collection.. The key date in the Seated half series, the 1878-S is always the first coin of interest when examining a Liberty Seated half dollar sale offering. Albeit an AG example, this piece is choice for the grade, with no major issues. High points are silver-colored, while deeper gray patina resides in the fields and protected areas. A couple lines are evident on the reverse, most notably across the shield and from the right wing to the rim. This piece is no. 42 in the Bill Bugert census of 1878-S half dollars, which lists 51 coins total. Bugert’s thorough, detailed reference is available online at http://www.lsccweb.org/BillBugertBooks/Bugert-1878-S-Half-Dollar-Register.pdf. The 1878-S half typically appears at auction about twice per year, and many of these sales represent higher graded pieces. The opportunity to acquire an example at a more affordable collector grade is decidedly more challenging. The Heritage Auctions archive reports only ten appearances of pieces in the AG-VG band over the last 30 years of operation. The oft-stated advice to “buy the tough coins first” rings true, in part because of the corollary – the tough coins will always be the easiest to sell. If a more attractive upgrade appears in the future, moving this example will not be difficult. WB-1, the only die pair for this year, with a small mintmark tilted to the left. The CAC population is nine pieces in all grades. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1881 Seated 1881
MS65+
NGC
4494276003

Gem $7500 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. The 1881 Seated half in the Oregon Beaver Collection is absolutely sweet. Unabraded steely fields are fully brilliant and downright stunning under angled lighting. Cartwheels are equally pleasing. Toning has all the hallmarks of an unmolested gem with intermixed rose-blue on the obverse while the reverse is decorated by a wide aquamarine-blue band. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1884 Seated 1884
MS65
PCGS
06612794

Gem $4850 New July 24! Low Mintage Gem, Partially Mirrored Fields,, Rose-Blue Reflectance, Newtown Collection. The 1879 through 1889 timeframe saw a dramatic reduction in demand for circulating quarters and halves. During 1884, only 4,400 circulation strikes were issued probably for collectors on the northern Atlantic seaboard. Most survivors were saved after issue leading to many being found at the choice to gem Mint State grades. This Newtown Collection duplicate warrants close attention for its partially mirrored fields and colorful rose-gold reflectance. Peripheral blues are noted on the obverse while the reverse exhibits an aquamarine ring at the rim. Strike is also complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval
Seated 50C 1887 Seated 1887
MS63
PCGS
81641497

Choice $2700 Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Oregon Beaver Collection 1887 Seated half dollar brings a taste of natural pastel shades to partially mirrored surfaces. Natural pastel colors typically float on a coin's surface as is the case here. In-hand rose, blues, and aquamarine are dominant in the images but melt away with angled lighting. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade. The certified grade captures faint obverse fields lines that are toned over along with weakness at the head and nearby stars. The lone CAC approved MS63 and fair value at reserve price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65+
PCGS
25279847

Gem $6450 New June 23! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Intense Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Dramatic Eye Appeal, Newtown Collection. It is difficult to believe that the Newtown is releasing this important 1889 Seated half with dramatic eye appeal. But he has… "Intense" is appropriate for describing the shimmering granular frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Copper-gold peripheral toning nicely frames the obverse while the reverse is toned a pretty violet-rose. Mintage is a tiny 12,000 pieces as there was essential no demand for circulating large denomination silver currency on the East Coast. CAC has approved five at the MS65 grade with four higher. PCGS has only certified two pieces at the MS65+ level. A marvelous offering to consider. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1894S Barber 1894-S
MS64
PCGS
21677486

Choice HOLD
$2350
New August 6! Important Early Date, Near-Gem, Granular Frosted Luster, Vribrant Cartwheels. This richly toned 1894-S Barber half brings mottled steel-olive and russet toning to a base of warm pearl-gray patina. Granular frosty luster and a gold color transition appear with angled lighting. Strike is deeply impressed. A few hidden field marks in the right field are all that preclude a higher grade. Eye appeal is that of a gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2003-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1895O Barber 1895-O
MS64
PCGS
41073737

Choice $3950 New July 2! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Steely-Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval. The 1895-O Barber half dollar date claims a smallish mintage of 1.7 million pieces during the early years of the design change from Liberty Seated to Barber. This date is rare at the MS64 grade level presencely. This exceptionally toned and well-detailed example displays well-preserved surfaces with attractive highlights of sea-green, cerulean-blue, gold, and lavender toning. Steely-frosted luster is more icing on the cake. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval. Ex. Maurice Storck Collection. Previously sold as HA Lot 18199 during the October 2020 Signature Sale with a different serial #39425231 and realized $5040.
Barber 50C 1897 Barber 1897
PR62
PCGS Rattler
9130846

Gem HOLD
$1085
New August 5! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Port Matilda Collection. There are coins that cross the GFRC desk with exceptional eye appeal that give me a pause for visual enjoyment. Folks, this 1897 proof barber half is super nice and warrants a gem quality rating. As with most toned proofs, bright light viewing is where the fun is. This silver piece explodes with brilliant mirrors and classic rose center and peripheral blues coloration. The reverse is just as impressive with similar rose and darker blues. Why is this piece only graded MS62 with a green bean? There are faint hairlines in the obverse right field under 10x. However, the eye appeal and luster far exceed this technical penalty. Guaranteed to please. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1886-1889) Rattler holder.
Barber 50C 1905S Barber 1905-S
AU50
NGC
6062507012

Choice HOLD
$600
New July 31! Scarce Date, Crusty Olive Gray, Complete Strike. A surprisingly scarce Barber half dollar date regardless of being a high mintage issue. Fully choice with crusty olive-gray patina and a complete strike. Promptly purchased upon being showcased in the Daily Blog. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Barber 50C 1906 Barber 1906
MS64+
PCGS
39503931

Gem $1750 New July 2! Gem Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, Peripheral Toning, CAC Approval. If searching for a gem 1906 Barber half in better Mint State grades, this new offering warrants close review and consideration. This piece was added to inventory for its overall eye appeal driven by brilliant frosted luster, dancing cartwheels, and light peripheral gold and copper shading. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with the (+) grade degrade for faint luster breaks on the lower neck. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1906D Barber 1906-D
MS64
NGC
4251110016

Choice $1450 Challenge Date in Gem Condition, Creamy Frosted Luster, Natural Light Gray, Mountaineer Collection. Barber half dollar collectors should carefully consider this 1906-D Mountaineer Collection release for its natural surfaces and creamy frosted luster. This piece screams originality as undipped or enhanced in any manner. MS64 is the last certified grade as this date become very scarce in full gem. Strike is complete with fully defined wingtips and tail feathers. An offering that is certain to please the new owner. Housed in new large font NGC holder with Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure pedigree label. CAC approval.
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 1913 Barber 1913
AU58
PCGS
33547158

Choice HOLD
$1775
New August 6! Popular Rare Philadelphia Date, Golden-Gray Toning, Unabraded Surfaces, Low CAC Population. 1913 Barber half dollar mintage amounted to 188,000 pieces with nearly all entering circulation. Most survivors are well worn with grades clustered between G04 and F12. This AU50 example is only one of six certified at PCGS and only one of two approve at CAC. A strictly original example with golden-gray coloration and unabraded fields. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1915S Early Commems 1915-S
MS64
PCGS
84338243

Gem HOLD
$1725
New August 10! Panana-Pacific, Lustrous Gem, Uniform Mint Bloom, Faint Peripheral Yellow-Gold, Westend Avenue Collection. A superb 1915-S Pan-Pac half dollar with brilliant luster and pristine surfaces. Promptly purchased after being showcased in the Daily Blog. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1925 Early Commems 1925
MS66
NGC
190006002

Gem $1600 Norse Medal, Thick Silver Edition, Superb Gem, CAC Approval. The 1925 Norse-American Medal commemorated the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Norwegian ship Restauration in America. 33,750 thick medals and 6,000 silver thin medals were issued aong with 100 medals in gold. The Norse issue appeals to both early silver commemorative collectors and those who pursue U.S issued medals. Few Norse medals have been CAC approved, especially at the top of the Mint State grade. A truly special numismatic item that would be an excellent conversation piece. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Early Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 1937
MS63
PCGS OGH
4545898

Gem $225 Boone Bicentennial, Extensive Mint Bloom, Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, Pikes Peak Collection. Creamy frosted mint bloom radiates off this 1937 Boone half dollar commemorative. First issued during 1934 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Daniel Boone. A few ticks on the portrait are consistent with the certified grade though eye appeal is much higher. Housed in PCG Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green label holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946S Walking Liberty 1946-S
MS66+
PCGS
44960187

Gem HOLD
$525
New August 3! Briliiant Frosted Luster, Gem Original, Attractive Toning, Lakeland Collection. Immediately purchased after being showcased as part of a Lakeland consignment gallery in the Daily Blog. Lots of luster and eye appeal here. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
1 Dollar
Draped Bust $1 1799/8 Draped Bust 1799/8
EF45
NGC
3166477001
B-3 BB-141
Gem HOLD
$9950
New July 31! 15 Reverse Stars, B-3, BB-141, Mottled Brownish Gray Patina, Granular Frosted Luster, Pristine Surfaces. How does a heavy silver piece acquired EF45 gradel level wear while still retaining its original luster and unabraded surfaces. That is the question concerning this Gem original 1799/8 Draped Bust dollar with large eagle reverse. Angled lighting inspection exposes residual frosted luster that is consistent with a higher grade. Then there is the strike which is complete. Note the raised star points on the obverse and completely defined shield lines on the reverse. The brownish-gray patina is consistent on both sides with some mottled effects on the obverse. Yes, this Osprey Collection offering comes with a strong premium and pleased remember that gem circulated Draped Bust dollar survivors are very difficult and challenging to locate. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust $1 1800 Draped Bust 1800
EF40
PCGS
25300298
B-13 BB-193
Choice $5600 Choice Specimen, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust $1 1800 Draped Bust 1800
12 Arrows
VF35
PCGS
42294971
B-17 BB-196
Gem $4800 New August 5! 12 Arrows, Natural Olive-Gray, Gem at Grade, Port Matilda Collection. Little needs to be said for this 1800 B-17 BB-196 Draped Bust dollar from the Port Matilda Collection. Images accurately captured the coloration and moderated circulated cameo eye appeal. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and certain to please the selective advanced collector. An obverse die crack is seen from rim up through the lower curls. A truly distinguished offering that warrants its offer premium. One could wait years before seeing such a pleasing circulated 12 Arrows. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1847 Seated 1847
AU53
PCGS
33087256
OC-4
Choice HOLD
$1535
New July 12! Natural Surfaces, Fully Struck, Superb Bright Light Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. A well preserved and choice 1847 OC-4 new purchase from the Summer FUN show. I'm impressed with the natural surfaces and essentially unabraded steely fields. Bright light inspection reveals uniform reflectance from both sides. The lighter gray obverse toning shifts to faint gold with a hint of center rose. Grayish-gold appears on the reverse. Fully struck and pleasing. Hurry on this choice offering as Seated dollars are so challenging to locate with these type of original surfaces. Immediately purchased upon being showcased in the Daily Blog. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1871 Seated 1871
MS64+
PCGS
41255496

Gem $15400 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Partially Mirrored Fields, Pristine Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with a gem 1871 Motto Liberty Seated dollar offering that should garner considerable attention. Fields are partial mirrored with the associated reflective luster that explodes during bright light assessment. Surfaces are entirely pristine and unabraded which further enhanced viewing. The in-hand green and rose shades are transparent to the underlying luster. Please don't be fooled by the GFR images, this piece is far from a dark patina with full access to the mirrors with angled light. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval. CAC has approved 17 at grade with only five better at huge pricing premium to the offer example.
Trade $1 1876S Trade 1876-S
MS64+
PCGS
41354572

Gem $5000 New July 9! Remarkable Preservation, Glowing Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Wicked Good Eye Appeal. Consignor Price Reduction - One must see this amazing 1876-S Trade dollar to appreciate its remarkable preservation state as GFRC images are woefully inadequate. Yes, the Osprey Collection is back with another gem offering. This 1876 San Francisco Trade dollar was likely struck from Nevada mined silver. Most of the five million plus struck found their way to the Orient with few gem survivors. Let's start the description by pointing out that a micro mint frost is uniformly present across devices and fields. This metalized "skin" reflects a frosted sheen and swirling cartwheels. Obverse toning is a pretty light orange surrounded by transparent olive. Faint gold is seen on the reverse. A few micro ticks of no consequence located in the fields. Bottomline? This is a marvelous offering for a highly advanced collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan 1878-S
MS64
NGC
4387560001

Choice $300 Light Gold, Steely Fields, Swirling Cartwheels, Near-Gem Original, CAC Approval. Price Reduction. A near-gem 1878-S Morgan that is sure to please fans of original toning and minimally abraded surfaces. Both sides are toned a light gold with the darker shades evident at the peripheries. Steely reflective luster is crisp along with dancing cartwheels under a light source. A clean cheek furthers adds to the overall eye appeal. Conservative graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with fresh CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan 1878-S
MS64
PCGS
90028058

Choice HOLD
$325
New August 10! Classic Old Album Toning, Partially Mirrored Fields, Brilliant Reflectance, Westend Avenue Collection. What do I mean by classic old album toning concerning this nicely toned 1878-S Morgan? As we all know, old sulphur based paper album results in silver coins toning from center to edge. Centers typical exhibit rose, then surrounded by blues before transitioning to peripheral yellow gold. Both side of this superb Morgan are toned accordingly with a wider rim yellow-gold band on the obverse. Fields are partially mirrored leading to brilliant reflectance with angled lighting. CAC approval is assurance of the strict originality and conservative grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan 1880-S
MS66
NGC
1960374002

Gem $495 New August 10! Proof Like, Frosted Devices, Bright Reflectance, Westend Avenue Collection. Early San Francisco Morgan strikes are available with partially mirrored surfaces along with those that can secure full PL designation. This Westend Avenue release is in the middle with brightly reflective luster and spinning cartwheels expected from a proof strike. Subtle die polish lines are seen on been sides. A pretty piece that is worth the CDN CAC Guide price of $495. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan 1880-S
MS64
NGC Fatty
129483010

Gem HOLD
$300
New July 31! Gorgeous Gem, Semi Proof Like, Deep Rainbow Toning, So Pretty. A gorgeous 1880-S Morgan dollar with exquisite deep obverse rainbow toning. Dark rose-blue with embedded gold decorates the reverse. The field on both sides are semi proof like. A magnificent Morgan dollar that deserves careful considering by collectors who enjoy colorful patina. Housed in a pristine NGC Gen 3 (1987-1989) Fatty holder.
Morgan $1 1882S Morgan 1882-S
MS63
NGC
237990002

Choice HOLD
$175
New August 10! Rainbow Arc Toning, Swirling Frosted Luster, Gorgeous Reverse Toning Too! Westend Avenue Collection. If you have $175 kicking around for coins, might I suggest the purchase of this 1882-S Morgan for several reasons. First is the flashy luster with dazzling cartwheels that is eye catching. Second is the toning. Rainbow arc toning is the prettiest when the color bands are nicely separated and defined. Such is the case here, please study the obverse image carefully. The reverse is exceptional under bright light with intermixed violet-rose. Yet another Westend Avenue Morgan that is fairly priced. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1883CC Morgan 1883-CC
MS66PL
PCGS
45546511

Gem $1800 New August 10! Gem Proof Like Carson City Issue, Immaculate Surfaces, Super Eye Appeal, Westend Avenue Collection. This 1883 Carson City Morgan is one of the highlights of the Westend Avenue Collection. Offered at the consignor's purchase price and worth every penny to the point that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is necessary. Proof like coinage always suffers the same issue. The mirrored fields will amplify field abrasions and reduce the technical grade more so than on a frosty white example. When a specimen appears in the office with pristine or near pristine polished fields, immediate notice is given and the piece thoroughly enjoyed. This Morgan is a true gem that will please the new owner for years to come. Proof like fields presents a watery mirrored texture under angled lighting. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1883O Morgan 1883-O
MS64
PCGS
10050993

Gem $395 New August 10! Rainbow Banded Toning, Superb Eye Appeal, Westend Avenue Collection. The beautiful toned reverse on this 1887 Morgan is rightfully placed front and center in its PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. The banded rainbow toning is certain to please those that collect Morgans with exceptional eye appeal. Frosted luster further amplifies the coloration during angled lighting review. CAC approval validates the strict originality and conservative grading. Yet another gem Morgan release from the Westend Avenue Collection.
Morgan $1 1885CC Morgan 1885-CC
MS64
PCGS
43799310

Gem $1125 Popular Carson City Date, Superb Toning, Partially Mirrored, CAC Approval. An impressive 1885 Carson City Morgan dollar that captured my attention at the Spring 2022 Baltimore show when offered. How I enjoy Carson City dollar issues when PL or semi-PL. This example has partial mirrors covered with mottled bluish-green and rose shades. Reflectance is sharp as is the cartwheel action. GFRC images accurate capture overall eye appeal and hints at the luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS66
PCGS OGH
4202445

Gem $450 New June 21! Superb Gem, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Pristine Surfaces, Emerald Isle Collection. I've got to go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this superb 1885-O Morgan dollar. Eye appeal is of a higher grade with the certified grade the result of faint marks on the check. Yes, they are faint and requiring a 10x to detect but who uses a 10x to view large dollar coins? The brilliant frosted luster is absolutely pleasing. A "close to perfection" offering from the Emerald Isle Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1887 Morgan 1887
MS65
PCGS
15438469

Gem HOLD
$425
New August 10! Folder Paper End Roll Toning, Pastel Rainbow Coloration, Superb Gem, Westend Avenue Collection. The Westend Avenue Collection is releasing a group of eye appealing Morgans including this 1887 strike with classic folded paper end roll toning. Orange shades nicely contrast with intermixed yellow-gold, rose and greens on the obverse while the reverse exhibits varying degrees of peripheral copper-gold. Fields are essentially mark free with granular mint bloom. A superior example that is offered at the consignor's purchase price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Morgan $1 1894O Morgan 1894-O
AU58
NGC
5979791001

Choice $1075 Superbly Original, Dusty Silver-Gray Patina, Frosted Luster, CAC Approval. 1894-O Morgan dollars are a bit challenging to evaluate. A few mint bag were released on the East coast during the 1950 followed by another small release in the early 1960s. Regardless, this date has proven to be rare in Mint State with AU58s being at the knee of the value curve. Further more, there is a wide disparity between certified quantities and those approved at CAC. The CDN CAC report shows a dramatic price increase starting at MS62 with five figure pricing at Choice Mint State. This new offering is certainly a compelling example with brilliant frosted luster and dusty silver-gray patina. Hurry, as I don't expect this piece to be around for long. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1901S Morgan 1901-S
AU53
PCGS
43603510

Choice $425 Better Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Super Choice. Crusty surfaces and strict originality are the highlights of this better date 1901-S Morgan dollar. The obverse skin is quite crusty while the reverse golden shades remain semi-transparent to the underlying frosted luster. Liberty's cheek is well preserved and unabraded. A beautiful example at a competitive offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Peace $1 1926D Peace 1926-D
MS66+
PCGS
37997103

Gem $13500 Superb Gem, Frosty Luster, Satin Texture, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. Price Reduction. 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 1849-D
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU55
NGC
4349109001

Gem $6100 New July 3! Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Russet patina in the protected areas graces the orange-yellow fields and central figures. Hints of navy color are additionally evident at the rims as the piece is carefully tilted under a light. Liberty and the surrounding stars are exceptionally defined with no trace of strike softness. The reverse die is rotated 80-degrees clockwise, and such rotations are common within the Dahlonega one-dollar gold series. Low mintages are the rule for these Dahlonega one-dollar pieces, and the 1849-D issue is no exception, with 21, 588 examples struck. The CAC population is 54 pieces, with 15 coins at the Mint State level. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1850-D
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU58+
PCGS
34112177

Gem $12500 New July 3! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original, PCGS Pop 1, Osprey Collection.. Obverse fields exhibit grayish-blue color with fiery red patina present around the stars and central figure. The Winter reference on Dahlonega gold notes that this issue tends to come poorly struck, but this piece is a pleasant exception, with bold stars and most of the hair detail sharp. Comparison with other examples will quickly reinforce this point – this coin is clearly a superior example. The CAC population is 22 examples in all grades, with only three pieces in Mint State. Branch Mint gold was not systematically collected in this era, and the survival of a pleasing, high-graded example such as this was strictly a matter of chance. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1853-D
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU53
PCGS OGH
9493186

Gem $6500 New July 3! Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Reflective surfaces radiate yellow-gold color, and the flash clearly exceeds that of an AU53 coin. The obverse reveals a full strike with most stars sharp, while the reverse dies are clearly not in a perfect state and exhibit erosion around the date and denomination. A few marks under the truncation, between a pair of stars, are noted. CAC has certified 19 coins, with a single coin (the present example) at the Gold level. Among all Type I one-dollar gold pieces, the CAC census notes a total of 13 pieces with Gold certification. Choice examples of Dahlonega ones are few and far between, and the present sale represents a rare opportunity to acquire one or more of these lustrous jewels. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with Gold CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1853-D
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU50
NGC
4251402007

Choice $4950 Rare Date, Near-Gem, Old Time Rose-Gold Toning, CAC Approval. A beautifully toned 1853 Dahlonega $1 gold piece with perfectly original rose-copper gold coloration. Mintage is a tiny 6,583 pieces with survivors clustered at the EF through AU grades. This date becomes very rare in Mint State. Strike weakness on the hair curls is typical for the date, as is the case for this specimen. Reverse device are well struck. CAC approved popuation is a meager 16 pieces with this offering the lone AU50 approved. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC apporval.
Gold G$1 1857-D
Type 3 Indian Princess
AU50
PCGS
42489825

Choice $6300 New July 3! Choice Original, Osprey Collection.. Yellow-gold patina covers both sides of this Type III Dahlonega piece. Like all Dahlonega ones, production was minimal, in this case 3,533 pieces. Original Mint bloom remains in the protected areas. The Winter reference on Dahlonega gold notes that striking quality is below average for this issue, and this piece is typical, with softness in the hair, crown points, and wreath. Dentils are additionally weak beneath Liberty and in the corresponding area of the reverse, above the wreath. Marks are well distributed with no major concentrations. CAC has approved 22 pieces in all grades, and the lack of market availability cannot be overemphasized – indeed, a check of the Heritage archives suggests that CAC-approved examples will be available on the order of a single coin per year. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1916
Early Commemoratives
MS65
PCGS
44590920

Gem $995 McKinley Commemorative, Brilliant Steely Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, CAC Approval. The McKinley commemorative was struck during 1916 and 1917 to raise funds for a memorial building in McKinley's birthplace of Niles Ohio. First year strikes totaled 15,000 piece with most saved. This gem survivor features pristine surfaces that are colored honey-gold. Die finish is on a continuum between steely and partial mirrored resulting in attractive reflectance with angled lighting. Overall eye appeal is high while priced well below the CDN CAC Guide of $1190. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1862-S
LIberty
AU55
NGC
5742591038

Choice $31000 $10 U.S. Gold Rarity, Condition Census, Natural Green-Gold, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. One of the top ten rarities in the Liberty $10 gold denomination with a mintage of 12,500. Most known examples are well worn after heavy circulation in western frontier towns. The majority of certified survivors are graded at the VF and EF levels. PCGS price guide estimates 60-80 are known in all grades. The Osprey Collection is back with a condition census example graded AU55 and approved by CAC. Green-gold surfaces are nicely framed by peripheral orange-gold on both sides. Frosty luster is immediately evident during bright light review. Verdigris surrounds the star and date as a further indication of the strict originality. CAC approved population is three at the AU55 level with a lone AU58 rounding out the top tier survivors. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A noteworthy offering for collectors seeking the finest in Civil War era silver and gold coinage.
Gold G$10 1882
Liberty
MS63
NGC
4274962012

Choice $2050 New July 17! Rose-Gold Coloration, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Pretty Near-Gem, Wisconsin Gold Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. A differentiated $10 Liberty gold offering from the Wisconsin Gold Collection that warrants your attention. Both sides feature rose-gold coloration which is in the small minority for U.S. gold. Luster is best described as frosted brilliant with swirling cartwheels. Some scattered field ticks are consistent with the certified grade. I am compelled to go with a near-gem quality rating as the overall eye appeal, including the rose toning, should please the new owner for years to come. CAC approval further validates the premium quality. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$10 1885-S
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
29405587

Choice HOLD
$1750
Rose Honey-Gold Coloration, Granular Frosted Luster, Fully Choice, CAC Approval. The Osprey Collection was an active buyer at the Spring 2022 Whitman Baltimore show including this choice 1885-S $10 gold piece. A near-gem at the certified grade and deserving of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? The light rose green-gold colorations and micro-frosted fields are well match and offer a pleasing viewing experience. In other words, I really like this piece at grade as the eye appeal is all there. Cartwheel action is stellar. Yes, a CAC approved example requires a quality premium. Nothing is numismatics is free. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Gold G$10 1889-S
Liberty
MS61
PCGS
6248317

Gem $2150 New July 3! Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Orange-yellow color covers both sides, and prooflike luster is evident as this coin is tilted under a light. This is the sole Gold CAC example of the date, and CAC notes 79 pieces at the gold level across the entire With Motto eagle series (1866-1907). The combined Green/Gold population for this issue specifically is 52 pieces. Although ostensibly a common date, the CAC population is low within the context of U.S. coinage, and the CAC Gold status has become desirable in recent years, as it represents “the best of the best.” Housed in PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989) old green holder with Gold CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1893-S
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
16702854

Choice $1750 Brilliant Luster, Active Cartwheels, Honey Green-Gold, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. A premiun 1893 San Francisco struck $10 eagle from a mintage of 141,350. Sparkling frosted luster is readdily apparent at the first glimpse of angled lighting. Cartwheels are vibrant on both sides while the coloration is a honey green-gold. I'm impressed by the visual consistency throughout this offering. The typical field chatter at this technical level is minimal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2013-2014) with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1901-S
Liberty
MS65
PCGS
44282692

Gem $5375 High End Type Possibility, Repunched 1, Granular Frosted Luster, Pretty Honey-Gold, Osprey Collection. 1901 San Francisco strikes are consider to be a "common date" and an ideal selection for type given adequate availability. This newly consigned Osprey Collection specimen is an unquestionable gem with micro-granular frosted luster and honey-gold coloration. Strike is fully executed. The 1 diigt is obviously repunched at the base though PCGS does not list as a recognized die variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1901-S
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
40800684

Gem $2850 Triple Punched 1, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Honey-Gold Coloring. One does not often see later date gold with bold date repunching. This gem 1901 San Francisco strike features a triple 1 digit with prior punches to the left and below the final digit. There is also repunching above the 0 digit via 10x inspection. A thoroughly pleasing $10 gold piece that would be ideal for type also. Surfaces are heavily frosted and brilliant. Cartwheel action is superb with angled lighting. Coloring is a pretty honey-gold. Surfaces are consistent with the certified grade but the eye appeal is that of full gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1901-S
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
4533328

Gem $2650 New July 3! Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Frosty, orange-yellow luster radiates from both sides of this late-date Liberty ten. Marks are well scattered, with the only lines of note evident in the right reverse field. This represents an optimal collector grade, as the price doubles between the MS64 and MS65 levels. The 1901-S is a common issue with the Liberty eagle series, but the generous luster and CAC approval make this coin a noteworthy example. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1902-S
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
6058688008

Gem $3050 Sparkling Frosted Luster, Scintillating Cartwheels, Full Strike, Superb Eye Appeal. Most times that a (+) grade gold piece is encountered, the piece has eye appeal of a higher grade but with a few technical marks that preclude the full next grade. This is the case for a new Osprey Collection inventory addition. This 1902-S $10 gold exhibits sparkling frosted luster and scintillating cartwheel action. What a joy it is to examine under angled lighting. Strike is complete and coloration is a uniform honey-gold. The lower reverse has a few field ticks that account for the (+) certification. A truly wholesome example with tons of eye appeal. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1910
Indian
MS62
NGC
1317654011

Choice $1975 Indian $10 Better Date, Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, Fully Choice and Original. Brilliant frosted luster originates from granular textured surfaces as is typical for Indian $10 gold. Cartwheels are vibrant and consistent with well preserved and original gold. Honey-gold coloration is also as expected. Minimally abraded with one partially hidden mark on the cheek mentioned for accuracy. Overall, a premium survivor with excellent luster for the grade. Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1914-S
Indian
AU58
NGC
6324380012

Choice HOLD
$1825
New August 6! Popular San Francisco Date, Orange-Gold Coloration, Well Preserved, Faint Rub. A popular San Francisco date with 208,000 struck. As usual, the AU58 grade brings value as eye appeal of that of Mint State at a fraction of the price. CAC approval rewards the strict grading and originality. Orange-gold coloration interacts wells with frosted luster under angled lighting. Cartwheel action is all there too. A few reverse field ticks should be evident in the GFRC images, but consistent with the grade. Overall a premium example that is worth the offer price. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS65
NGC
259246001

Gem $7400 New July 3! Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Indian tens are among the favorite gold coins in the U.S. series, with relatively uncluttered designs that exhibit arresting iconography. A sweeping headdress graces the figure of Liberty, while a fierce eagle proclaims the unity of the country and its strength in the Almighty. Clearly, America is not to be messed with. This example features warm yellow patina, and the luster easily qualifies for the Gem uncirculated designation. The CAC price guide is $7,000 in MS65, with a strong jump to $21,900 at MS66. Housed in pristine NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1843-O
Liberty
AU58
NGC
4925604003
Small Date
Choice $2150 Early New Orleans Date, Small Date, Copper Gree-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. 1843 New Orleans $2.5 gold was struck with Large and Small date punch varieties. Though more common that the Large date, choice original Small Date examples remain scarce, especially with CAC approval. This Oregon Beaver duplicate brings coppery green-gold surfaces that are well preserved. Fields are essentially unabraded with just a few wispy hairlines in the obverse fields. Strike is typical with low relief stars and partial struck reverse eagle. Originality certainly trumps on this new offering. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1843-O
Liberty
EF40
NGC
6062300003
Large Date
Choice $1395 New August 6! Large Date, Classic Circulated Green-Gold Eye Appeal, . The 1843-O Large Date is an underrated along with being an under appreciated early $2.5 gold rarity. PCGS population is only 7 are the certified grade with few auction appearances by either TPG. This lovely survivor exhibits classic rich green-gold coloration along with a thin orange ban at the rims. A 10x revealed pristine fields which was a surprise given the time in circulation. A well preserved survivor that will delight the U.S. gold specialist. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1850-C
Liberty
AU55
NGC
6274302013

Choice $5750 Rare Grade, Crusty Green-Gold, Typical Strike, Osprey Collection. 1850 Charlotte strikes are typically found in VF and EF grades while higher grade AU specimens are rare. Hound Dog Dan is back with an AU55 certified offering that should garner attention. Surfaces a layers with a light crusty skin over green-gold coloring. Luster is slightly reflective as compared to the majority seen with frosted surfaces. Strike is reasonable for a Charlotte mint product. The obverse has multiple die clashes. One faint line on the face does not hold back the Choice quality rating. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$2.5 1851
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
32925453

Choice $1300 New July 15! So Choice at Grade, Granular Frosted Luster, Bold Strike, Lizard King Collection. A "common" date label is often assigned to 1851 $2. 5 gold strikes due to a mintage in excess of one million. Though "common" CAC has only approved 67 in all grades with premiums remaining reasonable. This new Lizard King example is fully choice with unabraded surfaces and pleasing yellow green-gold coloration. Granular frosted luster is readily evident with angled lighting. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has center weakness at the left facing leg. CAC has approved ten at grade. I'm more than pleased with the eye appeal and believe the buyer will be too. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1862
Liberty
AU58
NGC
3311124012

Choice $3900 Important Civil War Issue, Light Frosty Luster, Green-Gold Coloring, Pristine Surfaces. An important Civil War era Liberty $2.5 gold offering that is challenging in all grades. Mintage was limited to 98,508 with question marks concerning the amount that was actually released into east coast circulation during a period when all silver and gold specie disappeared from commerce due to hoarding. This pristine 1862 survivor warrants close scrutiny for inclusion in an advanced $2.5 gold set. Surfaces scream originality with their natural green-gold coloring and light frosted texture. Surfaces are entirely unabraded and so pleasing with darker "dirt" in some protected areas. Strike is also complete. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1862
Liberty
AU58
NGC
6058476006

Choice $3950 Honey Green-Gold, Well Preserved, Everyman Set Grade, Osprey Collection. Bright light inspection exposes radiant frosted luster and honey green-gold surfaces that are unabraded. The AU58 grade has been popularized by the PCGS Everyman Set Registry initiative. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1862
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
33010848

Choice $1625 Choice Original, Green-Gold Coloring, Even Wear, Well Preserved, Port Matilda Collection. Green-gold coloring and partial gold rims are a testament to the care and thoughtful preservation. This lovely 1862 $2.5 gold piece has light uniform wear and is without any abrasions worth nothing. Those that understand early gold will immediately recognize the natural coloring and basis for CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. Another premium release from the Port Matilda Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1868-S
Liberty
AU58
NGC
3703099006

Choice HOLD
$2325
New August 6! Rare San Francisco Date, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Complete Strike. 1868 San Francisco $2.5 mintage amounted to only 34,000 strikes leading to this date being very scarce to rare in today's market. Add in CAC approval with only four approved in Mint State. The AU58 grade is the best value option considering the increasing premiums. This new purchase is a real sweetheart and deserves a home in CAC approved quarter eagle sets being assembled. Luster is brilliant frosty with ample amounts of mint frost throughout fields and devices. Coloration is a pretty honey gold. This is a fully struck example with crisp motifs. Overall, I believe a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is necessary to draw attention. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1898
Liberty
MS66
PCGS
35652967

Gem $3750 New July 3! Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Frosty luster flows from both sides of this 19th century piece, and the overall flash is compelling. Orange-yellow color surrounds pink-gold patina within the central devices. The only mark of note, beneath the chin, nicely blends into the obverse design. The strike is needle-sharp, with complete definition of the stars, claws, and feathers. CAC has approved 105 pieces in all grades, with five coins finer, all in MS67. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1899
Liberty
PR64DCAM
PCGS
44599374

Gem $14500 New July 3! Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. The Mint took pride in the production of proof gold coinage in the late 19th century, and a quick check of the CAC census indicates that 72% of the proof coins for this year fall into the DCAM category. This example exhibits near-blinding mirrors, and GFRC advises care when staring at this coin under a light. A thick layer of frost covers the central devices, and the contrast with jet-black fields is compelling. The strike is exquisite, with pinpoint detail in the hair, stars, feathers, and claws. A few ticks are evident, as expected at the PR64 level, but these are scattered and not obtrusive. The aesthetic appeal is hard to overstate, and, even at the stated reserve price, this is a lot of coin for the money. CAC has certified 28 pieces in DCAM. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1900
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
42830224

Choice HOLD
$750
New July 12! Choice Original, Unique Deep Rose-Gold Toning, Fully Struck, City by the Bay Collection. Ex. Port Matilda Collection. The City by the Bay consignor is releasing a unique $2.5 Liberty gold offering with deep rose copper-gold shades along with frosted luster. Strike is completed along with unabraded fields. Previously sold to the consignor followed by the client securing CAC approval. A truly special offering that does have an eye appeal premium. As old time dealer Jim O'Donnell would say, "Try to find another one!". Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1905
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
81623025

Choice HOLD
$950
New July 29! Near-Gem Original, Rich Satiny Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Honey Green-Gold, CAC Approval. The 1905 quarter eagle certainly brings on the eye appeal given its rich satiny luster that glows under the desk LED lamp. Cartwheels are consistent with full gem grade along with attractive honey green-gold coloration. Strike is 100% complete. This piece has the "look" of a gem but a single faint line in the right obverse field precludes that certification. MS64+ rewards the visual appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1905
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
3408923

Choice $835 New July 29! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Honey-Gold Coloring, JUST BUY IT NOW. A wicked nice 1905 $2.5 quarter eagle that could be multi-purpose given its eye appeal and fair offer price. Whether building a type set or more serious undertaking, this little near-gem will fit in well. Luster is brilliant with granular frosted textures and swirls under angled lighting. Coloration is a pleasing honey-gold. Several reverse contact marks account for the technical grade. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1906
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
28788179

Choice $900 New July 15! Sparkling Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Superb for Type, Lizard King Collection. One immediately notes the sparking frosted luster that originates from well preserved surfaces. Angled lighting also exposes vibrant cartwheels that are certain to please. Coloration approaches orange-gold. This 1906 $2.5 Lib would be ideal for a collector building a U.S. gold type set and seeking differentiated eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1912
Indian
MS62
PCGS
10478713

Choice $1150 Satiny Luster, Honey Green-Gold Coloration, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. How I enjoy handling $2. 5 Indian gold as an affordable and popular series. This 1912 Indian exhibits soft satiny luster and moderate cartwheels. Overall coloring is honey green-gold with greenish hues more apparent with angled lighting. Well struck and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1914-D
Indian
MS63
PCGS
84707297

Choice $2050 New July 29! Underrated Date, Glowing Satiny Luster, Honey-Gold. A premium 1914-D $2.5 gold piece that should fill that better date hole in a date and mintmark set. This date is the third rarest issue of the series with a sharp population drop at the MS64 level. This choice example, with CAC approval, brings on glowing satiny luster during bright light inspection. Vibrant cartwheels are pleasing at the grade as is the honey green-gold coloration. A well balanced piece that needs a home in an advanced Indian gold set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1925-D
Indian
MS63
NGC
5962979008

Choice $925 Satiny Luster, Fully Struck, Indian $2.5 Type Candidate. 1925 Denver struck $2.5 Indian gold amounted to 578,000 pieces. This choice Mint State survivor exhibit satiny luster that has a granular textures. Strike is complete. Well preserved and ideal for a moderately themed U.S. gold type set. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS63
NGC Fatty
246889004

Choice $875 New July 2! Inexpensive CAC Approved Type, Pristine Fatty Holder, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Honey-Gold. If building a U.S. gold type set with CAC approval, this 1926 $2.5 Indian is certainly the completed package. Let's start with classic honey-gold coloration and brilliant satiny luster that could be equally described as steely-frosty. I hope that you can visualize! This lovely gold piece is housed in a pristine NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) no line brown label Fatty holder with CAC approval. Fairly price for a near-term sale.
Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS62
PCGS
4258749

Choice $775 Pleasing Honey-Gold Coloration, Satiny Luster, Well Struck, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection continues to dig out premium quality U.S. gold including this 1926 $2.5 Indian with pleasing honey-gold coloration and satiny luster. Strike is also well executed. The certified grade appears to be conservative as angled lighting exposes ample luster also with marks being minimal. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1927
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
81123773

Choice $1325 Thick Satiny Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection. Even honey-gold shades are readily evident on this near-gem 1927 $2.5 gold offering from the Wisconsin Gold Collection. Luster has a rich satiny texture and is consistent on both sides. Strike is nicely executed and complete. A single contact mark at the upper reverse holds this one back from a full Gem quality rating thought the eye appeal is certainly at the gem level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1929
Indian
MS63
PCGS
37729770

Choice HOLD
$975
Brilliant Satiny-Luster, Honey Green-Gold, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. A lovely 1929 $2.5 Indian that emits brilliant satiny luster under angled lighting. Coloration is honey green-gold while strike is well executed. Surfaces are entirely choice with a single line on the cheek that warrants mention. Another Osprey Collection new purchase that deserves the coveted CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$20 1865
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
43554296

Choice $6750 Civil War Era Strike, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, Low CAC Population. An important Type 1 Liberty double eagle that was struck during the closing phase of the Civil War. The S.S. Republic plays an important role in this date availability. Numerous were recovered. However, perfectly original example that meet CAC standards remain challenging to locate due to a limited population of 141 pieces in all grades. Most CAC approved survivors are concentrated at the AU55-AU58 and MS63-MS64 grade ranges. The AU55 grade, per this offering, this the last "affordable" grade before premiums increase dramatically. This example retains its brilliant frosty luster with associated cartwheels. Coloration is a pleasing honey-gold. Obverse abrasions are consistent with the grade with originality being the overriding factor. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1874
Liberty
AU55
NGC
3815795010

Choice $2950 New July 29! Well Preserved, Eye Appealing Type II, Frosted Luster, Honey Green-Gold. The 1874 $20 gold date is moderately scarce with a mintage of 366,780. This Type II double eagle example features honey green-gold coloration along with frosted luster and would fit nicely into your collection or "gold box". I see light rub and scattered field chattered as expected for the grade. However, overall presentation is eye catching. CAC has approved only 83 pieces with 8 at this certified grade. Priced a tad over CDN CAC guide and well worth the monies. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1876-S
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
36641235

Choice HOLD
$2650
Crusty Green-Gold Surfaces, Residual Frosted Luster, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. A lovely piece of later western frontier history that is certain to please those interested in acquiring numismatic gold with a strong bullion component. Coloration is honey green-gold while the luster in unquestionably frosted. A minimally abraded example with considerable natural eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1877
Liberty
MS61
PCGS
42653702

Choice $4650 Scarce Philadelphia Date, Small CAC Population, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration. There are many surprises among the $20 Liberty double eagle gold dates. 1877 Philadelphia strikes might be considered to be a sleeper with CAC approval. From a mintage of 397,650, CAC has approved only 54 pieces in all grades. A scarce date that is heads and shoulders above the so-called common dates of that era. Premiums jump dramatically at the MS62 level with only two pieces at the full choice level. This premium example featured well balance eye appeal including brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Coloration is a uniform honey-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1897-S
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34086000

Choice $4600 Superb Eye Appeal, Sparkling Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Honey Gold Near-Gem, Wisconsin Gold Collection, CAC Approval. The Wisconsin Gold Collection consignor is back with a second lot that contains a host of gem and near-gem offerings. I'm thoroughly impressed with this 1897-S $20 piece that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is being called. Immediately upon angled lighting inspection, sparkling luster explodes from the surfaces along with swirling cartwheels that tickle the eyes. The certified grade is a function of a few abrasions that do not detract. Coloration is a pretty honey-gold. Overall, a premium example with CAC approval that is sure to win the admiration of the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$20 1900
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
44107969

Gem $4000 Radiant Frosted Luster, Hints of Mirrors, Gem Appeal, Osprey Collection. Hints of mirrored fields are visually pleasing during bright lights inspection. This gem 1900 $20 Liberty offering brings eye appeal of a higher grade. Strike is fully executed with bold devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1900-S
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
50206412

Choice $5150 New June 19! Double Eagle San Francisco Type, Orange-Gold Coloration, Lightly Mirrored Fields, CAC Approval. 1900 San Francisco strike are available and could be a candidate for a West Coast mint type. This example presents partially mirrored fields and a lovely orange-gold coloration. Cartwheel action is vibrant under angled lighting. I'm always a fan of orange-gold hues on my U.S gold holdings and recommend this piece who think the same. Abrasions are minimal with the darker spots on the cheek and left field being dirt. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004) holder with CAC approval
Gold G$20 1904
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
32551443

Gem HOLD
$3500
New July 17! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Dazzling Cartwheels, Honey Green-Gold, Wisconsin Gold Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. 1904 double eagles are certainly "common" resulting in being the perfect date for type. Collectors can purchase a superior Mint State example without a substantial premium. This new Wisconsin Gold Collection divestment is truly sweet and pleasing for type. Granular frosted luster is ablaze with angled lighting. Cartwheel action is equally impressive. Coloration is classic honey-green gold. Fields are nearly unabraded with hints of chatter on the cheek that limit the grade to MS64+ rather than full gem. CAC approval validates the premium surfaces and overall eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$20 1904-S
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
37529064

Choice $2975 Lustrous Honey-Gold, Dancing Cartwheels, CAC Approval. A later date $20 Liberty gold piece that brings lustrous surfaces and honey-gold coloration. Certified grade is accurate on a technical basis due to hidden marks on the upper cheek. In hand eye appeal is certainly pleasing given the dancing cartwheels. CAC approved gold continues to be popular for those with a long term horizon. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1908
St Gaudens
MS63
NGC Fatty
103399002
No Motto
Choice $2650 No Motto, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. A most attractive 1908 No Motto double eagle that warrants close inspection. Lustrous surfaces are colored a honey-gold. There are no abrasions in the primary head and surrounding focal area which is a key component for eye appeal. Several hidden marks are seen on the upper left facing leg. Reverse surfaces are fully choice. The No Motto design is always popular for type. Housed in a perfect NGC Gen 4 (1989-1992) no line Fatty holder with green label.
Gold G$20 1909/8
St Gaudens
AU58
PCGS
41944070

Choice $3200 Popular Overdate, Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, CAC Approval. Granular textured surfaced and frosted luster nicely decorate this popular 1909/8 $20 Saint offering. Only 24 pieces have been approved by CAC at the AU58 grade level with a rapid price jump in Mint State. This specimen presents choice surfaces with minimal abrasions. Light rub is seen on the left facing breast and knees, therefore accurately graded. Overall eye appeal is that of a pretty slider with its textured frosted luster and honey gold coloration. This is a premium example that will please the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1909/8
St Gaudens
AU55
PCGS
40968943

Choice $3050 A Hint of Rub, Popular Overdate, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Green-Gold Coloration. Another example of the popular 1909/8 overdate where the final digit appears as an 8 rather than a 9 due to filled lower loop. Brilliant frosted luster is not impeded by the light wear that is consistent with the assigned grade. This piece brings on classic greenish-gold coloration. Two abrasions are noted on the reverse while the primary obverse focal area is pristine and unabraded. A thoroughly pleasing example with CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Gold G$20 1910-S
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
41945818

Choice $4250 Low CAC Population, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, Near-Gem Surfaces. Compared to earlier and later dated San Francisco double eagle issues, the 1910 date leads the pack with CAC approved scarcity. Abrasions are an ongoing issue for $20 gold due to rough handling. This MS64 certified survivor has been well preserved with minimal marks. Additionally important are the brilliant frosted luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloration is a pleasing orange honey-gold. Please do yourself a favor and check the CDN CAC guide and population report. This is clearly a better date and value. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1911-S
St Gaudens
MS65
NGC
1742857002

Gem $9700 Unquestionable Gem, Light Orange-Gold Coloration, Scarce at Grade, Osprey Collection. A low mintage (775,750) issue that quickly becomes scarce at the full gem level. The Osprey Collection is back to the price list with this 1911-S NGC MS65 specimen that is CAC approved. The green bean is not surprising given the brilliant frosted luster that visually presents a micro-granular texture. The obverse is entirely unabraded and a joy to inspection under bright light. A few micro-ticks were seen on the reverse with 10x. Coloration is a light orange-gold which I often describe as honey-gold. Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder.
Gold G$20 1913-D
St Gaudens
MS63
PCGS
37529070

Choice $3950 Better Early St. Gaudens Date, Honey-Gold Coloration, Radiant Frosted Luster. Mintage of the 1913-D $20 Saint Gaudens date amounted to 393,500 strike. All three 1913 issues including Philadelphia and San Francisco strikes are seen as better dates, especially when researching the CAC population reports. A total of 183 Denver struck pieces have been approved in all grades. This latest GFRC new purchase exhibits pretty honey-gold coloration and brilliant frosted luster. Surfaces are minimally abraded considering the certified grade. Overall, a pleasing specimen that is certain to delight the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1914-S
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
41944471

Choice HOLD
$3750
Orange-Gold Coloration, Brillaint Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Osprey Collection. A marvelous 1914-S Saint that is so close to full gem status. Granular frosted luster is quite brilliant while the cartwheel action is vibrant. Rounding out the positive attributes is medium orange-gold coloration. One has to look long and hard with a 10x to locate any surface abrasions. I really like this Osprey Collection consignment and believe a JSUT BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. This is a lot of coin at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1915-S
St Gaudens
MS65
PCGS
37529085

Gem $5300 Superb Gem, Granular Satiny Luster, Eye Catching Cartwheels, Osprey Collection . Collectors assembling $20 Saint sets in gem may wish to consider this newest Osprey Collection offering. An unquestionable gem with consistent honey green-gold coloring and unabraded surfaces. Granular textured luster has reflective characteristics that most would call satiny. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1924
St Gaudens
MS65
NGC Fatty
136779005

Gem $3750 New July 20! Scintillating Gem, Intense Frosted Luster, Dancing Cartwheels. In the coin business, there are "commercial" gems and there are extraordinary gems. This 1924 double eagle falls into the latter category with scintillating frosted luster and dancing cartwheels. The primary obverse focus area is free of distractions too. Coloration is a honey green-gold with greens shades being available under angled lighting. This piece is the complete package with its pristine early generation Fatty holder. Housed in NGC Gen 3 (1988-1989) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1924
St Gaudens
MS64
NGC
358716009

Choice $2750 Near-Gem, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Orange-Gold Coloring. This near-gem 1924 $20 gold piece brings plenty of eye appeal given its brilliant lustrous surfaces and swirling cartwheels. Coloring leans towards orange-gold and is activated during bright light assessment. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval. CAC CDN guide is $2570.
Gold G$20 1924
St Gaudens
MS64
NGC
363081014

Choice $3000 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. Eye appeal is always an important consideration when purchasing U.S. gold. For $20 Saints, the obverse area surrounding Liberty's head should be completely unabraded as the primary focal point. This is the case for this lovely 1924 NGC certified $20 offering. Overall luster is best labeled as frosted with brilliance consistent with the certified grade. Honey-gold coloring is typical for the issue. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval. Another new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1925
St Gaudens
MS65+
PCGS
40117805

Gem $4350 Noteworthy Type Candidate, Pristine Surfaces, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Green-Gold Coloration. Handling high end Mint State U.S. gold is a sheer joy for two reasons. First is the absence of abrasions always seen on pieces graded at the MS62-MS64 levels. There is something special about viewing the original engraving without distractions. Second is the brilliant luster that is associated with MS65 or better specimens. Full gems carry a substantial premium over gold spot for these two reasons as overall eye appeal is truly superior to the majority of survivors. This 1925 double eagle was added to GFRC inventory for these reasons. Frosted luster is rich and brilliant. Coloration is green-gold with hints of honey shades. If building a type set, this piece should be carefully considered. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS Rattler
7153108

Choice $3850 New August 2! Near-Gem, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with three CAC approved PCGS Rattler $20 Saints. This near-gem 1927 double eagle exhibits honey-gold coloration with no hints of a base green metallurgy. Luster is brilliant frosted with vibrant cartwheels. Accurately graded with a few micro-ticks precluding full gem certification. Housed in a PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder.
Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS Rattler
7153109

Gem $3850 New August 2! Unquestionable Gem, Classic Honey Green-Gold, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Superb Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. Among the Osprey Collection purchase of three $20 Saints in PCGS Rattler holders, this 1927 lump of 0.967 ounces gold is the standout in terms preservation. A Gem quality rating is warranted as all the parameters are in alignment for a higher grade. I'm infatuated with the honey green-gold coloration and brilliant luster. Surfaces are nearly pristine and consisten with expectations for an MS65 certification. OK, let's' call a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as the new owner will be pleased with the purchase. Housed in a PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS64
NGC
349991040

Choice $3000 Near-Gem, Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. Can you believe that the first transatlantic telephone call, from New York City to London, was made January 1927? Calvin Coolidge was the United States president during the striking of this near-gem $20 double eagle. An excellent opportunity as a better grade bullion play or historical collectors item. Honey-gold coloring is consistent on both sides along with brilliant frosted luster. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval. CAC CDN guide is $2570.
Gold G$20 1928
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS Rattler
9030302

Choice $3850 New August 2! Near-Gem, Sparkling Frosted Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, Wicked Nice Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. Beautiful and vibrant cartwheels explode when this near-gem 1928 $20 Saint is exposed to angled lighting. When working as a coin dealer, one sees a host of double eagles; the good, the bad, and the ugly. This Osprey new purchase is typical of the conservative grading during the late 1980 PCGS start-up phase. No one wants to crack out this piece form its historic Gen 1.2 rattler holder for a potential one point upgrade. Instead, these pieces are approved by CAC and offer at the CDN CAC Guide number. Frankly, this lovely gem is worth the asking price along with securing an ounce of bullion gold. Housed in a PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1803/2
Capped Bust
EF45
NGC
4214488002

Choice $12500 Stunning Draped Bust $5 Type Candidate, Steely Luster, Classic Green-Gold Coloration, Osprey Collection. A wicked nice 1803/2 that screams originality with its natural honey green-gold coloring and sharp reflective luster. Eye appeal is of a higher grade given the well defined contrast between primary motifs and surrounding fields. A 10x inspection confirms the grade with wear seen on the higher device points. A few obverse micro-ticks are the only abrasions seen throughout this piece. The reflective luster is particularly captivating under a bright light. The overdate is bold along with a bisecting vertical die crack through the reverse that should identify the die variety. Mintage is 33,506 with CAC Pop 8 at grade. A highly desirable specimen for type and essentially unimprovable without a house mortgage. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1811
Capped Bust
EF45
PCGS
16216671

Choice $10500 New July 31! Tall 5, Superb Capped Bust Type Offering, Orange Green-Gold Coloring, Heavily Clashed Dies, Osprey Collection. Noted United States gold expert, David Akers, opines within CoinFacts that "the Tall 5 variety of 1811 is moderately more rare than the Small 5 variety in all grades. However, it is at the uncirculated level that the difference is the greatest and, based on the number of auction appearances over the last half century, the Tall 5 variety is approximately twice as rare as the 1811 Small 5 in mint state." The Osprey Collection continues to explore early U.S. gold and has located a premium example of this date.. This new 1811 Tall 5 example is consistent with recent offerings plus being the first with CAC approval. Frosty luster radiates from greenish-gold surfaces plus peripheral gold. Dies are heavily clashed on both sides. The die clashing appears as a lines in the fields suggesting field chatter. That is not the case as the fields are essentially unabraded. Strike is pleasing too! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1834
Classic Head
EF45
PCGS
43304137
Plain 4
Choice $1895 New June 22! Plain 4, Classic Green-Gold Coloration, Fully Choice Original, CAC Approval. William Kneass designed the new "Classic Head" portrait as half eagle specifications where changed in 1834. Gold bullion prices had risen leading to a planchet size reduction. This 1834 half eagle survivor is ideal for those who desire unquestionable originality. Overall coloration is classic green-gold with old time "dirt" filling in the reverse eagle and shield cavities. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and pleasing. This is a piece of old gold that has been nicely preserved. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval. Label captures Classic, Plain 4 attribution and Fairmont Collection pedigree.
Gold G$5 1856
Liberty
AU55
PCGS OGH
2577370

Choice HOLD
$1500
New August 5! Classic Green-Gold, Super Preservation, Near Gem Original, Port Matilda Collection. A thoroughly pleasing 1856 half eagle that presents the classic green-gold "look" with orange and honey gold hues at the periphery. Surfaces are essentially unabraded for the certified grade. Immediately purchased upon being showcased in the Daily Blog. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1881
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
39615137

Choice $1000 Glowing Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Type Set Candidate. CAC gold continues to be in high demand. Luckily, Hound Dog Dan is able to locate choice gold with excellent eye. This 1881 $5 half eagle offers glowing frosty luster and swirling cartwheels from orange-gold toned surfaces. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1886-S
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
4968322

Choice $985 New June 19! Superb Eye Appeal, Orange Green-Gold Coloration, Fully Struck, CAC Approval. If searching for an inexpensive $5 Liberty piece for type, this lovely 1886-S example should garner prompt attention. This offering falls in the superb eye appeal category and is a compelling value. Granular frosted luster and orange green-gold are the primary highlights along with a full strike. After dealing with U.S. gold for years, one acquires the ability to "see" those pieces that are premium and above average for the grade. A faint line on the lower chin holds this piece back from a higher quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
6088561032

Choice $1225 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Completed Strike, Rose-Gold Coloring, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. Part of a small hoard recently purchased by GFRC. This 1893 $5 gold piece offers rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is light rose-gold. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
6088561136

Choice $1225 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Completed Strike, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. Part of a small hoard recently purchased by GFRC. This 1893 $5 gold piece offers rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is light orange-gold with hints of rose. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
6088561157

Choice $1225 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Completed Strike, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. Part of a small hoard recently purchased by GFRC. This 1893 $5 gold piece offers rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is light orange-gold with hints of rose. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
83617433

Choice $1000 Superb Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, Fully Choice, Wisconsin Gold Collection. The Wisconsin Gold Collection 1893 $5 strike is a joy to view with angled lighting. As the description is written, this gold half eagle is sitting at 60 degrees as angled lighting. One sees a rich honey coloration with micro granular mint frost. Swirling the holder releases brilliant waves of frosted luster. The overall eye appeal is a function of coloring and luster trumping any tiny field abrasions that are expected on an MS63 piece of gold. I've got to go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
08664254

Gem HOLD
$1950
New July 12! Wicked Nice Gem! Intense Frosted Luster, Gorgeous Honey Green-Gold Coloration, Full MS65. One of the 2022 Summer FUN new purchase highlights! This 1899 $5 gold piece rocks or as we say in Maine, it is "wicked nice". I grade full MS65 per the intense frosted luster and essentially unabraded surfaces. Cartwheels are just as impressive. The honey green-gold coloration is consistent on both sides and further enhances overall eye appeal. A complete strike rounds out the evaluation. Well worth the offer price for those that want a Gold CAC specimen in their U.S. gold type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Please that the holder has plastic haze on both sides. The obverse haze is left of Liberty's forehead and below chin. Much of the eagle details are partially impacted on the reverse. This is a super gem in a worn holder.
Gold G$5 1900
Liberty
MS63
NGC
3275180001

Choice $950 Excellent U.S Gold Type, Honey-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. CAC approved U.S. gold continues to be under strong demand by type set and denomination series collectors. GFRC is pleased to be offering this Mint State $5 gold piece with honey-gold coloring and uniformly frosted surfaces. Bright light inspection reveals hint of green-gold on the obverse with some peripheral orange on the reverse. Fields are mininally abraded and pleasing. Housed in NGC Gen 17 holder. Priced at the CAC price guide.
Gold G$5 1901-S
Liberty
MS65
PCGS
43428446

Gem $3600 Gem $5 Gold Type, Lucious Frosted Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, Complete Strike. If building a premier U.S. gold type set, the challenge lies in locating pieces with intense luster and natural light orange coloring. Abrasions are also an issue to contend with. At the Winter 2021 Baltimore show, this stunning gem was located and added to inventory. 'Lucious" best describes the overall eye appeal under a bright light. Luster is downright intense with dancing cartwheels. Best of all are the lack of marks and pristine area about Liberty's face. An astute collector should put his "big boy pants on" and secure this new offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1903
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
42937293

Choice $1100 New June 19! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey Green-Gold Coloration, Low CAC Population. A slightly better Philadelphia date with less than a quarter millions struck. The 1903 $5 CAC population totals only 63 examples with a small pricing premium being more than warranted. Actually, this is only the second example of the date handled by GFRC. Bright light inspection exposes granular frosted luster and honey green-gold shades. Accurately graded with a few scattered abrasions of no consequence. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval and Fairmont Collection pedigree on the label.
Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
81886508

Choice $1000 Greenish and Orange-Gold, Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval, Retro Old Green Holder. A charming 1907 Liberty $5 gold piece with multi-color gold presentation. Bright light inspection reveals a base layer of green-gold that is overlaid with fine transparent layer of orange patina. Frosted luster is brilliant and delightful. Strike is complete. Accurately graded with popular (+) designation and housed in PCGS 6.0 holder with retro 30th Anniversary old green label. CAC approval validates the originality.
Gold G$5 1909
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
38932261

Choice $2600 Classic Dirty Green-Gold Eye Appeal, Frosted Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . Though not a rarity in the $5 Indian gold series, 1909 Philadelphia strikes are challenging to locate in higher Mint State grades. This new Osprey Collection offering has the coveted (+) grade with a PCGS population of only 16 pieces. An initial review promptly exposes "dirty" gold surfaces along with classic green-gold coloration. A well struck example with moderate frosted luster and minimally abraded surfaces. GFRC images provide an accurate portrayal this of choice example. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS64
NGC
2565794006

Choice $2850 Perfect Type Coin, Dazzling Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Near-Gem. 1909 Denver $5 gold was produced in sufficient quantities to enable type coin status. The challenge facing type collectors is locating examples with the higher possible eye appeal. This splendid offering should be considered due to dazzling satiny luster than approaches metallic properties. Waves of luster shimmer across the surfaces under a light source. Coloring is classic orange-gold with embedded copper shades. Blemishes are to a minimum. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS63
PCGS
06808116

Choice $1650 Premium Indian $5 Type, Orange Green-Gold Coloration, Fully Struck, CAC Approval. An available date that renders this piece as ideal for an Indian gold type set. This 1909 Denver strike is certainly a premium offering with its sparkling luster and natural orange green-gold coloring. Strike is complete with boldly defined eagle feathers along with the lower obverse bonnet feathers. A noteworthy type example that is guaranteed to delight the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1912
Indian
MS62
PCGS
31858453

Choice $1495 Ideal for Type, Orange Green-Gold, Satiny Luster, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. 1912 $5 Indian gold has a history of being sharply struck with excellent luster. Surfaces are also reported to be covered with granular mint bloom. Such is the case for the newly arrived Osprey Collection offering. This well preserved specimen features honey green-gold coloration and brilliant satiny luster. Cartwheels are notable under a light source. A single line in the upper right obverse field did not bother CAC graders as the overall eye appeal screams originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1912-S
Indian
MS62+
NGC
6058257005

Choice $9600 Rare San Francisco Indian Date, Tiny CAC Population, Classic Satiny Luster, Osprey Collection. 1912 San Francisco strikes are notorious for being poorly made with a weak mintmark and below average luster. As a result, gem Mint State example are rare with huge premiums. The Osprey Collection has astutely acquired an MS62+ certified example that certainly presents ample amounts of satiny luster with the tiniest of abrasions. Coloring is a uniform honey-gold. You are invited to carefully study the GFRC images as they provide an accurate assessment of surfaces and luster. Mintage was limited to 392,000 with few certified MInt State examples to support a large date and mintmark collector base. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1916-S
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
34969478

Gem $8000 New July 3! Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Theodore Roosevelt’s renewal of the American coinage lineup in the early 20th century began with the gold series, and the Indian five was introduced in 1908, ending a 70-year run for the old Liberty design. This MS63+ rose-gold example exhibits a few scattered lines only at the high points. With the incuse design, central devices tend to come mark free, while circulation marks gather within the high, flat planes at the rims. The price jump at the MS64 level is substantial, with the CAC price guide at $6,520 for an MS63 piece, and $12,000 at the MS64 level. The CAC population is 170 pieces in all grades. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
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