CAC Certified Coins

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

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There are 252 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on October 16, 2021

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 $925 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
62+BN
PCGS
37826074

Choice $700 Satiny Luster, Uniform Chocolate Brown Coloring, Super Eye Appeal. GFRC is always in the hunt for superior early copper with huge eye appeal and CAC approval. This chocolate brown 1838 Coronet large cent was an immediate buy decision at the Atlanta ANA pre-show. Bright light viewing exposes satiny luster on both sides along with embedded blues that add charm. Surface are fully choice and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1C 1851 Early Copper 1851
MS63BN
PCGS
40102076

Choice HOLD
$385
New September 23! Superior Eye Appeal, Satiny Luster, Near-Gem, Westend Avenue Collection. A thoroughly impressive 1851 large cent that would be ideal for type. Struck from worn dies resulting is consistent satiny luster on both sides. This near-gem presents well with a problem free planchet and rich chocolate brown coloring. Regardless of the eroded dies, strike is fully executed. A close 10x review failed to locate any surface anomalies. The premium quality is so noteworthy that a JUST BUY IT recommendation is warranted. Yet another superior offering from the Westend Avenue Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
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 1865 Indian 1865
PR65RB
PCGS
25272635

Gem $2150 New September 25! Low Mintage, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Washington State Collection. Early bronze 1865 Indian proof strikes were limited to 500 pieces with most survivors being clustered at the PR64 level. Certified full gems are very scarce with Red-Brown designation and extremely rare at the full Red level. As usual, the Washington State Collection located a splendid example that is on the knee of the value curve. Obverse coloration is near full red with brilliant reflective luster from sharp mirrors. Reverse toning is darker with the inclusion of purple-rose hues during bright light inspection. Strike is hammered and most impressive. CAC population stands at six with none finer and a single full red gem approved. This piece is a compelling value for the insightful collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) 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
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 1873 Indian 1873
Open 3
MS64RB
PCGS
30975277

Gem $1125 Open 3, Low Mintage, Pleasing Surfaces. Consignor Buyout - A review of the CAC guide can be quite eye opening for supposed "high mintage" Indian cent dates. The 1873 Open 3 variety is reported to have a mintage of over 11,000,000 which relegates the date to "common" status. But hold on. CAC has approved only 63 with Red-Brown certification in all grades. This fact is impressive with only six pieces approved per million struck. This offering warrants a gem quality rating when considering the rich textured luster and swirling cartwheels. Surfaces retain most of their original orange coloring. Strike is deeply impressed with intricate bonnet feather and four full diamonds. Yes, this piece is also unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1875 Indian 1875
MS63RB
PCGS
35345629

Choice $465 Deep Orange-Brown, Reflective Luster, Low Mintage. Consignor Buyout - Deep orange-brown coloring and eye appeal is the highlight of this thoroughly pleasing 1875 Indian cent offering. Conservative grading is evident as visual performance is that of a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1876 Indian 1876
AU55
PCGS
19932133

Choice $330 Better Date, Uniform Chocolate Brown Patina, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. A semi-key date in the Indian Head cent series. Eight million struck may sound like a huge number but the 1876 mintage must be maintained in context against later dates with mintage well over fifty million. This CAC approved survivor is accurate graded and fairly priced for overall quality. Both sides are covered with a consistent chocolate brown patina that is pleasing to my eyes. Strike is complete with just a touch of wear on the third diamond. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1878 Indian 1878
AU58
PCGS
28523163

Choice $385 Deep Chocolate Brown Skin, Perfectly Original and Choicel, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. I'm thoroughly impressed with this 1878 Philadelphia struck Indian and believe a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is necessary. Superbly preserved Indian cents are fairly straightforward to identify. Look for a bold and highly detailed strike along with deep brown toning that is 100% natural. I guarantee that the buyer will be pleased with the originality as validated by the CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Indian 1C 1878 Indian 1878
AU55
PCGS
19657085

Choice $340 Reddish Brown Patina, Hammered Strike, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. A popular Indian cent date with mintage of slightly over five million. This Twin Lakes Collection offering brings a hammered strike and deeply impressed devices. Coloring is a consistent reddish-brown. A choice and original example with light wear. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Indian 1C 1881 Indian 1881
PR66RB
PCGS
31958037

Gem $1750 New October 13! 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 1895 Indian 1895
PF65+RB
NGC
5744614003

Gem HOLD
$925
New October 13! Reflective Mirrors, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. A first-class 1895 proof Indian cent that was hand selected out of much larger lot. The superior preservation is easily seen during bright light viewing. Mirrored fields glow a bright red with blue arc at the upper obverse. Reverse toning is identical with the blue arc at the lower left reverse. Strike is abolutely hammered with pristine fields. The proof Indian is a pleasure to view under a bright light and with a 10x. I'm lovin' this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is being called. You will be pleased for sure! Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1907 Indian 1907
MS64BN
PCGS
33685167

Choice HOLD
$110
New October 9! Near-Gem Original, Strong Luster, Subtle Orange and Purples. A late date Indian cent in near gem Mint State condition. Fully struck with no distracting abrasions. Orange and brown are the primary colors along with subtle purples under a bright light. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Previously sold by GFRC from the eclectic Port Matilda Collection.
Indian 1C 1908S Indian 1908-S
EF45
PCGS
16449688

Choice $215 Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Even Brown Patina, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. 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. The Twin Lakes Collection is divesting a lovely even brown specimen that is quite affordable. Wear on the high points is limited. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1909S Indian 1909-S
Indian
MS64RD
NGC
369732003

Choice $3400 New October 12! Key Date, Glowing Satiny Luster, Full Red Coloring. Hound Dog Dan is not only looking at U.S. gold these days, but also for the finer copper coinage available. Case in point is the near-gem 1909-S key date Indian cent. A check of the CAC population brings insights on why this piece was added to GFRC inventory. Full Red certification with CAC approval has a much lower population for not that much more money over Red-Brown level. This new offering is all there with full red surfaces and vibrant satiny luster. Surfaces are entirely unabraded with luster consistent with the assigned grade. CAC population is only 28 with prices nearly doubling at MS65. A fair value with offer price at the CAC CDN guide. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Lincoln 1C 1922 Lincoln 1922
No D, Strong Reverse
VG08
PCGS
22018882

Choice $625 New October 8! 1922 No D, Strong Reverse, Rich Chocolate Brown Patina, Near-Gem, New England Collection. The 1922 No D Strong Reverse issue is challenging to locate in any grade as most are certified and held by collectors. This Lincoln cent major variety is priced with a strong premium since missing its Denver mintmark. The missing "D mintmark" is believed to be due to a filed die that removed the mintmark and portions of the reverse motifs. This lovely survivor is a near-gem premium example with CAC approval. A rich chocolate brown patina is uniform on both sides. Even with extensive circulation, surfaces are surprisingly free of marks or ticks. I have a feeling this New England Collection offering will not last long on the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Lincoln 1C 1922D Lincoln 1922-D
MS64RB
PCGS
12116047

Choice $475 New September 1! Popular Date, Sandy Tan Coloring, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Lincoln 1C 1925 Lincoln 1925
MS64RB
PCGS
20513082

Choice $65 New September 1! Honey-Gold Red Coloring, Near-Gem, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Lincoln 1C 1929 Lincoln 1929
MS64RB
PCGS
20513092

Choice $60 New August 18! Brilliant Luster, Golden-Brown Coloring, Tiny CAC Population, Twin Lakes Collection. Brilliant luster and golden-brown coloring are the highlights of the 1929 Philadelphia LIncoln strike. A near-gem with CAC approval. CAC total population is only seven pieces. Imagine that! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Lincoln 1C 1929S Lincoln 1929-S
MS64RB
PCGS
12510679

Choice $85 New August 18! Reddish-Gold, Satiny Luster, Aged Dies, Twin Lakes Collection. The Twin Lakes Collection's Lincoln cent parade continues with this near-gem 1929-S strike. Reddish-gold coloring and satiny luster are the highlights. Strike with heavily worn dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Lincoln 1C 1930S Lincoln 1930-S
MS64RB
PCGS
20513097

Choice $65 New September 1! Miniscule CAC Population, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Copper-Gold Coloring, Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
5 Cents
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
MS64+
NGC
4631859010
LM-13.1
Gem $2000 Pure Capped Bust Half Dime Eye Candy, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Muti-Color Patina, Gem Original Surfaces. An exceptional first year 1829 strike from the LM-13.1 die pairing. Eye candy is the best approach to describe the vivid gold-orange, rose, blues, violets and pink shades on this lovely gem. Brilliant frosty luster is equally impressive during bright light viewing. Let's also mention that both sides are deeply impressed with full devices. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A splendid 85% CAC Buyback offering that was carefully hand selected at the 2019 Summer FUN show. Worthy of the finest Capped Bust Half Dime collections.
Capped Bust 5C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
MS63
NGC
4202617002
LM-1.2
Choice $1035 Pleasing Eye Appeal, Gold and Aquamarine Coloring, Fully Struck, CAC Approval. Maintaining CAC approved and attractively toned Capped Bust half dimes in inventory is an ongoing challenge. During GFRC buying trips, I am always searching for this diminutive denomination. At the recent NH Coin Expo, this pleasing 1831 LM-1.2 was located and promptly scooped up. Steely/frosted luster is consistent on both sides and barely muted by the natural gold and aquamarine shades. Strike is complete throughout the motifs. Well worth careful consideration for those who collection denomination by date of Logan-McCloskey die pairing. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
MS65
PCGS
06593039
V-10b
$2750 FS-901, Reverse Die Spalling, Finest Graded, Gem Original Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. An incredible 1838 V-10 Seated gem half dime in mint state condition with heavy reverse die spalling. Listed as FS-901 in the Cherrypickers Guide. PCGS has graded several with this example being the finest known and COINFACTS plate coin. The V-10 die variety features ongoing degradation of the reverse die steel until the area between right wreath and AMERICA is completely disintegrated leaving behind a bubbled surface texture that accurately transfers to struck coins. This gem MS65 example is fully struck with complete head details and all star centrils crisp. The reverse is also hammered. Surfaces are pristine and entirely unabraded. A rich gun metal blue patina covers the obverse while the reverse has center rose. Frosty luster is brilliant and nearly blinding during bright light viewing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label reads, "No Drapery FS-901, Rusted Rev Die." Pricing the 1838 V-10 die variety is challenging as there are few comparable examples. The consignor and GFRC have sent the asking price based on the last V-10 example sold on eBay during 2018. That example was graded only MS63.
Seated 5C 1846 Seated 1846
F15
PCGS OGH
2375022

Choice HOLD
$2750
New October 8! Low Mintage Key Date, Deep Rose-Gray Patina, CAC Approval. A seldom seen key Seated half dime date that will promptly garner collector attention. One of just 27,000 pieces produced, the lowest mintage for any Liberty Seated half dime prior to 1863. This example is well preserved and perfectly original. Deep rose-gray toning covers both sides with darker shades at the peripheries. Regardless of a lengthy period in circulation, surfaces are minimally abraded with just a few ancient hairlines being noted during 10x review. An important offering that is worthy of its CAC green bean. CAC approved populations stands at 40 with nearly half below the Fine 12 grade level. Housed in old PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989-1990) holder which is itself scarce in today's marketplace.
Seated 5C 1848O Seated 1848-O
MS64
NGC
20612502
V-4
Choice $2350 Condition census V-4 Small O Example, Very Rare Grade, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Blue Patina, Hammered Strike, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-4 Small O reverse is a well recognized die variety rarity among passionate Liberty Seated half dime collectors. Al Bylthe, in his DLRC Press guidebook, rates the V-4 as R7 rarity in mint state as few example are known. Now opportunity comes knocking with this gorgeous MS64 example that has been award CAC green bean approval. One look and you will immediately understand why. Surfaces emit ample frosty cartwheel luster. The transparent rose-gold and blue patina partial melts away under a light source. Strike is hammered on both sides with high relief stars and every vein in the wreath leaves being boldly impressed. There are no blemishes whatsoever to report. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that will please the most selective Seated half dime collectors.
Seated 5C 1852 Seated 1852
MS64
PCGS
5695604
V-2
Choice $515 Low CAC Population, Hammered Strike, Steely Luster. 1852 Philadelphia struck half dimes were produced to the tune of 1,000,500 pieces. As a result, this date is available is circulated and Mint State grades. Locating choice original example will take patient searching. This fact is captured in the CAC population report with only twenty-five total examples approved and only two at the MS64 grade level. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the two CAC approved MS64 grades pieces. Steely fields are immediately evident along with a hammered strike. Interestingly, the obverse die features high relief devices while the reverse die was hubbed in lower relief. Heavy die polish lines through AME(R)ICA validate the die variety as V-2. Obverse toning is variegated olive gray over lustrous fields. Faint olive-gold decorates the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) with CAC approval. An important offering for the advanced Seated half dime collector.
Seated 5C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS64+
NGC
3703008004

Gem $725 Excellent With Arrows Type, Sparkling Iridescent Luster, Obverse Blues with Fiery Reverse Rose, Popular MS64+ Grade. One look and I feel in love with the 1853 With Arrows Seated half dime at the Atlanta ANA show. Why love at first sight? Let's start with the sparkling obverse iridescent luster and shimmering blues that scream eye appeal. Reverse toning is a fiery orange-rose and comes to life during bright light inspection. The assigned MS64+ grade is fitting for this little gem original example and a great value point. Surfaces are unabraded with heavy die clashing on the reverse. If in the market for a special With Arrows example for a type set, this offering warrants your attention. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 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 1862 Seated 1862
MS64
PCGS
19138635

Choice HOLD
$550
New October 12! Glowing Frosted Luster, Near-Gem, Light Gold Toning, JUST BUY IT NOW!. If working on an early type set at the Mint State grades, this 1862 near-gem half dime would certainly add much class to the collection. Luster is thick and frosty with active cartwheels. Faint golden hues are the primary coloring along with peripheral blue-gray. Strike is 100% executed though the center reverse working die hubbing is weak at the denomination. This half dime is the completed package and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Liberty V 5C 1893 Liberty V 1893
PR66
PCGS
37346658

Gem $750 New September 23! Brilliant White Reflective Luster, Near Cameo Visual Presence, Gem Original - Westend Avenue Collection. The Westend Avenue cavalcade continues with a superb gem 1893 Liberty Head nickel. Brilliant reflective white luster is eye catching. After close scrutiny, I believe the lack of cameo designation is due to the lighter fields as seen in-hand. Only two ticks hold this one back from a higher grade. Worthy of an advanced type collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1913S Buffalo 1913-S
Type 2
AU55
PCGS
13456440

Choice $650 Difficult San Francisco Type 2 Strike, Well Preserved, Residual Satiny Luster, A Rose Buffalo!. The 1913 key date among the Type 1 and Type 2 design types with rapid price increases in AU due to heavy circulation. This AU55 graded specimen would be a wise selection. Surfaces are minimally worn though the piece is struck from late die state dies. Residual satiny luster is obvious during bright light inspection. Obverse has mottled gold while the reverse features a rose buffalo! How cool is that? A special offering that will please the fussy collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
10 Cents
Capped Bust 10C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
Large Date
MS63
PCGS
37189224
JR-3
Gem $3000 Large Date, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Heavy Rotational Die Clashing, Eroded Dies, CAC Approval. 1814 Capped Bust dimes were struck with an open collar resulting in ongoing striking variability. Three major varieties are designated for the date: Large Date, Small Date and STATESOF. This splendid Large Date JR-3 example features shimmering frosty luster and cartwheels regardless of being struck from eroded dies. The obverse die features cool rotational die clashing while the reverse has multiple "pie shaped" die cracks that meet at the shield. Die spalling is evident within the shield as a cud is forming at the intersection of 2nd vertical stripes and the horizontal lines. Even without the late die state die characteristics, this lovely example presents considerable eye appeal. Coloring is a faint rose-gold that is a bit deeper at the peripheries. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval and also ideal as a Capped Bust open collar type coin for the dime series.
Capped Bust 10C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Large 0
EF40
PCGS
13616315
JR-13
Choice $675 New August 20! Large 0, Repunched 1 in Denomination, Choice Original, West Coast Collection. 1820 Capped Bust dimes were struck with a screw press and open collar. These early strikes, through 1827, are found with a slightly larger diameter and thinner planchet. 1820 mintage amounted to 942,587 strikes with the JR-13 variety being the last of thirteen identified die pairs. A repunched 1 digit in the denomination is a primary attribution point. This pleasing example, from the West Coast Collection is toned with golden grays and rose-blue on the obverse while the reverse brings center green with peripheral yellow and rose. A pretty survivor with CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust 10C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Large 0
VF35
PCGS
15015334
JR-6
Choice $535 New August 20! 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 1827 Capped Bust 1827
VF35
PCGS
84705799
JR-9
Choice HOLD
$575
Rare Die 1827 Die Pairing, Rose-Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. What a delight to be handling a rare Capped Bust dime die variety that is fully choice and CAC approved. The Early United States Dimes 1796-1837 die variety tome list the 1827 JR-9 die pairing as R6. Given the age of the reference, I'm sure a few more examples have appeared over the years. Not only is this example a rare die pairing but the surfaces are well preserved with natural rose-gray patina. Fields are entirely unabraded. Pricing this example is difficult and taking my best shot at what the value is. The CDN CAC EF45 price guide point appears reasonable. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 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 1831 Capped Bust 1831
MS64
PCGS
35587394
JR-5
Choice $3250 Near Gem Original JR-5 Example, Fully Struck, Rose-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. If an advanced Capped Bust dime collector, then please treat yourself with the purchase of this marvelous 1831 JR-5 dime. A stunningly original near gem with frosty cartwheel luster and naturally toned surfaces. Both sides exhibit light gray-rose centers that are surrounded by thin peripheral gold. Strike is essentially hammered and so pleasing on a closed collar Capped Bust dime. I'm thoroughly impressed with this offering that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted to catch customer attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A wonderful 2019 Summer Baltimore new purchase and new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
Large Date
EF40
PCGS
20207435
F-101a
Choice HOLD
$600
New September 24! Popular No Stars Type, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Preserved, Old Holder, Washington State Collection. GFRC handles a host of 1837 dimes since so popular as a type coin. Though housed in a fairly worn PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder, this Washington State Collection offering must be within the top 15% for the assigned EF40 grade. Surfaces are choice with a consistent layer of gray patina and consistent with how natural silver should look when properly preserved. Strike is deeply impressed. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. GFRC photography has amplifies the rose shades. In-hand, this offering is a uniform gray.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS66+
NGC
2037607021
F-108a
Gem $4850 Partial Drapery, Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Consignment Buy-Out - New Low Price! Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green/Eric P. Newman. The F-108a Partial Drapery die variety that results from a clash of the E in DIME near the elbow along with heavy reverse die clashing on the right reverse. NGC decided to not list the Partial Drapery designation on the brown EPN label claiming the obverse clash mark was too weak. I discussed this directly with NGC prior to the November 2013 Eric P. Newman sale since the "extra drapery" clash mark is visible but muted by the thick patina. To set the record straight, this high grade mint state example was struck from the partial drapery dies and during the correct die state. This gorgeous example has satiny luster and a hammered strike. Gem surfaces are smooth and covered with thick crusty olive-gray, lilac, and chestnut-brown toning. Housed in the original EPN brown label holder with CAC approval. This piece brought $6756 at the November 2013 auction.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS66
NGC
2041752002
F-113
Gem $5650 New August 19! 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 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Small Stars
MS62
NGC
5742516010
F-101
Choice $1350 Small Stars, Frosty Luster, Golden Shades, CAC Approval. The 1838 F-101 Small Stars die pairing results in several mint workmanship issues. We start the story with the obverse die being prepared with the half dime star punch. During working die creation, the reverse is obviously doubled in the left wreath and at (O)NE (D)IME. Initial strikes occur with the obverse die cracking at Liberty's head and down through the left field stars. Eventually, a reverse die crack forms at STATE(S OF AMER)ICA. I would occasionally see Small Stars dimes in the 1990s but their appearance frequency has dropped. This new example exhibits typical frosty surfaces with lighter toning. Coloring is natural silver-gray overlaid with faint gold and speckled shades at the periphery. An unquestionably original piece to consider. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC population is 2 in MS62 and 1 at MS63. A value at the offer price.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 1838-O
No Stars
MS64+
PCGS
38000157
F-102
Gem $16000 Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. All coins exist on a continuum, and, even among CAC-certified examples, some are nicer than others. This is clearly such an example, with pristine surfaces and delicate obverse rim toning. Shades of blue, gray, and olive are evident as the coin is tilted, and the eye appeal is exceptional. The reverse exhibits faint gold toning underneath scattered flecks of russet and blue-green. Examination under a strong glass reveals only minute ticks. F-102, with obverse die erosion apparent under close inspection. CAC has certified only three pieces at the Gem level. PCGS notes just five coins higher, four at MS65 with a single piece at MS65+. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) Gold Shield holder with CAC approval. Some coins are worth pushing for, and the new owner will be justifiably proud of this premium quality example.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
84741107
F-107
Choice $1285 Choice Original, Classic Gold-Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Very Pleasing. A gorgeous offering that deserves special consideration. This 1839 F-107 Seated dime is very well balanced with notable eye appeal. Undisturbed frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout obverse and reverses. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic copper gold and faint blue patina. Strike is well executed. This is a late die state F-107 example with bold die crack from 12:00 down through Liberty's head and stops at the gown line. Right field stars are also connected with die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the choice original surfaces, attractive grading and old time eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
AU53
PCGS
28715628
F-101
Choice $375 Natural Crusty Gray, Frosty Luster, Perfectly Preserved, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Rascal is back with an impressive 1839 F-101 duplicate Seated dime that warrants attention. Surfaces are covered with natural crusty gray patina. Under the patina are lightly frosted surfaces that still emit ample luster during bright light inspection. This is an unabraded offering that appears to be conservative graded. All F-101 1839 dime are found with the reverse rotated left by about 18 degrees. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram 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 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 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
24067926

Choice $550 Medium O, Typical Frosted Luster, Choice Surfaces, Very Scarce CAC Approved . A choice 1841 New Orleans struck Liberty Seated dime that was dugged out of a dealer wholesale box at the 2021 Summer NH Coin Expo. This F-103 Medium O example is exhibit typical frosted luster that I've grown use to seeing for this date. Surface are well preserved with only a micro-mark on Liberty's forehead that warrants mention. Early New Orleans silver coinage was heavily circulated with few choice survivors for modern day collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
6935835
F-101
Gem $28500 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Medium O
MS62
PCGS
21593536
F-105
Choice $3500 Rare in Mint State, Incredible Overall Strike, Perfectly Original, CAC Approved. Ex. Birmingham and Newtown Collection. A marvelous 1842-O F-105 Seated dime that is once again back in GFRC inventory. This example original surfaced during 2015 within the Birmingham Collection and was part of the advanced Newtown Collection until being bought out by GFRC after being upgraded. A well balanced Mint State specimen with hammered strike for the F-105 die pairing. The die chip at Liberty's left facing forefinger and the die blog in the right obverse field are the attribution points and bold due to full strike. Natural aquamarine and rose toning is consistent on both sides with blues shades on the reverse. Obverse luster is a bit soft due to the thicker patina while reverse offers frosty luster with mild cartwheels. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 blue label holder (1998-2002) with CAC approval. CAC pop 3 at grade.
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 1849O Seated 1849-O
Large O
VF30
NGC
4206292008
F-101b
Original $350 Large O, Late Die State, Original Uniform Light Gray, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection . 1849 New Orleans Large O coinage is notorious for being weakly struck. During later die states with a crack reverse die (F-101b), the obverse is always weak with flat heads and stars being the rule. This example, from the Tenafly Collection, is typical and is undegraded based on wear at the assigned VF30 grade level. This example is a full EF40 if not better, but the TPG will net grade the strike. CAC review resulted in a green bean due to strictly original surfaces and conservative grading. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
Hubbed Arrows & Date
MS62
NGC
4831123005
F-102
Choice $525 New October 16! Hubbed Arrows & Date, Hammered Strike, Frosted Luster, Light Gold, So Pretty!. A thoroughly choice 1853 Hubbed Arrows & Date F-102 Seated dime with premium eye appeal. Both sides are choice with light orange-gold and partial peripheral gray-blue coloring. Luster is of a soft frosted texture that screams originality. Strike is fully impressed with the obverse die cracks through left arrows and Liberty's head for the F-102 attribution. Guarantee to please the new owner. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
VG08
PCGS
37211501
F-102
Choice $550 New October 16! Price Reduction! - Shattered Obverse, Popular Top 100 Variety, Natural Gray Toning, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1854 New Orleans struck dimes include the popular shattered obverse variety with a massive die crack that encircles the obverse. Late die examples form a shelf like boundary between the date area and the rim denticles. I like to call this phenomenon, "shelf metal" as the working die has completely broken apart and is floating inside the jig. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection brings a well circulated original specimen with CAC approval. Though the grade is only VG08, the shelf metal at the date and encircling die cracks are bold under a 10x loupe. Reverse devices are also well formed including a high elevated rim. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label presents the attribution as, "Arrows, F-102 Large O".
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
MS64
PCGS
21272615
F-103
Choice $1250 Small Date, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Tannish Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1856 Small Date F-103 web-book plate and in the Fortin Collection since 1990. I really hate to sell this lovely dime as one of the mint state pieces acquired decades ago. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1858 Seated 1858
AU58
PCGS
30447908
F-106
Choice HOLD
$365
New October 12! Choice Original, F-106 Web-book Plate Coin, Light Golden Patina over Lustrous Surfaces, Accurately Graded. An important offering of the 1858 F-106 plate coin as employed for the Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors online reference. The F-106 die pairing is attributed by a date position with the 1 digit nearly touching the "0" denticle and die polish lines behind (AME)RICA on reverse legend. Surfaces are absolutely original with light mottled gold patina covering lustrous fields along with partial peripheral blues on the upper right obverse. Luster is on a continuum between frosty and steely with the obverse having steely reflective luster while the reverse brings a frosty texture. Strike is typical for the date. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval. Previously from the Gerry Fortin reference collection and back on the GFRC price list for a second showing.
Seated 10C 1864S Seated 1864-S
VF35
NGC
3274538013
F-101
Choice $725 Civil War S Mint, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction! A near-gem at grade 1864 San Francisco strike to consider. Both sides are covered with natural gray patina with slight darker fields on the reverse. Obverse strike is well executed with full letters at STATES OF along with a bold gown line. Only Liberty's hair curls are not fully struck. When first inspecting this strictly original Civil War dime, I thought it was a choice EF piece. What a surprise to see the VF35 assigned grade. Based on my years of studying Liberty Seated dimes, this piece is undegraded due to full clasp and complete gown line. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1868 Seated 1868
PR65CAM
PCGS
26210513
F-104
Gem $2450 Cameo Designation, Incredible Strike, Brilliant Mirrors, Beautifully Toned, CAC Approval, West Coast Collection. This superb 1868 F-104 Cameo proof strike is one of my favorites from the West Coast Collection release. Mintage totaled 600 across the F-104 and F-105 die pairings. This example presents an incredible strike with elevated wire rims. The contrast between the high rims and lower fields is dramatic. Mottled cobalt blue, salmon pink and pale pink undertones backlight warmer olive-gray iridescence on both sides of this wholly original gem example. Cameo contrast is marked and best appreciated during bright light inspection. A superb CAC approved Cameo offering that is one of only thirteen in all grades. This example is finer than most offered survivors and is fairly priced. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
AU50
PCGS
36240357
F-102
Choice $500 F-102 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Worn Dies, Accurately Graded. An exceptional well preserved 1869-S F-102 example with crusty gray patina on both sides. Mint frost surrounds the legend, reverse wreath and is found inside the gown folds. Residual luster has a steely texture. Reverse die is starting to exhibit die erosion that results in thick "orange peel" fields during later die states. Fully struck without any blemishes worthy of mention. CAC has only approved a total of ninteen (19) in all grades and two at the AU50 level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another important offering from the the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 1872
PR64CAM
PCGS
42015002
F-109
Choice $1550 New August 28! Misplaced 2 in Base, Proof Dies, Watery Fields, CAC Approval. Golden deep gray surfaces coupled with a hammered strike are a worthy backdrop for the 1872 F-109 Misplaced Date die variety. A challenging proof die variety with the same die pair being utilized for circulation strikes (much more available). The lower right loop of an extra 2 digit is easily detected below the pendant. This near-gem example presents wire rims and watery reflective fields that are essentially unabraded. Listed in the Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties Set as #58. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873S Seated 1873-S
With Arrows
MS64+
PCGS
25233863
F-101
Gem $5500 Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. Liberty exhibits russet shades in the protected areas, while the left obverse field reveals similar toning. A few bits of blue hue complement the coppery color, which is less intense on the reverse. Both sides exhibit moderate cartwheel and the flow lines, which reveal the luster, are clearly unimpeded by hairlines or any other detrimental marks. F-101 with repunching in the 1 and a small, thin mintmark. The PCGS census reports ten pieces finer, while CAC has certified two at MS65 and one at MS67. As with all of the Branch Mint Collection pieces, the technical quality is exceptional and, as usual, this piece is among the finest known examples. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS65
PCGS
18084393
F-103
Gem $700 Excessively Rusted Obverse, Thick Gold and Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - The 1875 F-103 die pairing is easily attributed by an excessively rusted obverse die. This PCGS MS65 example is strict original with gem surfaces. Frosty cartwheel luster is bold and action under a light source. Obverse is toned an even copper gold while the reverse is covered by a thick gray skin. Device details within the GFRC images are limited by the excessive rust on the obverse and the darker reverse toning that provides limited contrast between fields and major devices. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognized the strict originality and luster consistent with the MS65 grade level. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1875S Seated 1875-S
In Wreath
MS65
NGC
2037607050
F-102a
Gem $1685 New October 16! Price Reduction! - Above Bow, Shattered Reverse, Finest Known F-102a, Rare Grade, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. By far, the latest due state 1875-S In Wreath F-102a dime that I have seen in a long collecting and research career. This offering is from the historical November 2013 Eric P. Newman sale with typical old sulfur paper envelop toning. Though heavily toned, the surfaces still radiate frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. The reverse die cracks are spectacular with cobweb placement on the left and right wreath devices. GFRC accurate illustrate the coloring and mottled toning. Housed in original 2013 Eric P. Newman brown label holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1876 Seated 1876
Type 1 Reverse
MS66
PCGS
33179844
F-122
Gem $1350 New September 26! Date Furthest Right, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Pretty Aquamarine-Gold Coloring, A Superb Gem. Eye appeal on steroids might be one approach for describing this superb gem 1876 dime with Type 1 reverse. The frosted luster is intensely brilliant and so pleasing with the aquamarine-gold coloring rounding out an offering with such excellent eye appeal. Strike is complete with fully defined head details, ribbon bow, and those pesky upper left wheat grains. During die variety attribution, it become quickly apparent that the date position DR-1R is a new obverse with date punch furthest to the right. This piece will be listed as Type 1 F-122 as part of the GFRC price list posting process. The reverse die is heavily clashed with parallel die lines through the wreath immediately right of the denomination. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1876 Seated 1876
Type 2 Reverse
MS65+
PCGS
40950025
F-101a
Gem $1050 Type 2 Reverse, Shattered Reverse Die, Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Osprey Collection. 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 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS66+
PCGS
42140031
F-110
Gem $4350 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 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 1880 Seated 1880
PF64
NGC
686403003

Choice $995 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Golden Mirrors, Rusted Reverse Die, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Philadelphia Mint's selection of dies for 1880 proof strike was a bit negligent. The F-102 die pairing includes an obverse die with repunched and broken digits in the date along with a rusted reverse. This new offering features sharp golden mirrors, gorgeous ring toning, and a complete strike. This superb example became the 1880 F-102 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. In the web-book, the following description is provided, "Both the second 8 and 0 digits in the date are broken. The 8 digit shows a broken punch at the bottom of the lower loop, while the 0 digit shows signs of a broken punch at 6:00 and 11:00. The second 8 digit is also repunched at the top of the upper loop. There is a die defect on the right upright of the 0 digit. (S)TATES exhibits strong doubling. Reverse B is rusted throughout the wreath and denomination. The die rust is most evident on the denomination." Purchased way back during June 1999 and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1884S Seated 1884-S
AU50
PCGS
30718076
F-105
Choice $375 Iridescent Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1884 San Francisco strike with iridescent patina throughout obverse and reverse. Center rose is surround by aquamarine shades on the obverse while the reverse is pastel green with a thin golden ring at the periphery. Well struck for Type 2 Hub dies. The F-105 die pairing can be attributed by a Small S mintmark is that is boldly punched into the reverse die. Housed in 2014 Gen 5.0 PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
PR66CAM
PCGS
13000402
F-101
Gem $1950 Cameo Designation, Superb Gem Original, Brilliant Mirrors, CAC Approval, West Coast Collection. The West Coast Collection procession of superb gem Cameo proof dimes continues with this gorgeous 1885 example. Mirrors are brilliant and highly reflective. Mintage was limited to 930 strikes from a single die pair. That die pair can be easily identified by a repunched 1 digit on the obverse and long die scratches on the reverse upper wheat grains. This piece brings classic cameo eye appeal with frosted devices. CAC approval was clearly warranted given the pristine and unabraded surfaces along with pleasing eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
25025400
F-104
Gem $775 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - A gem original example of the F-104 Misplaced Date in Denticles die variety. The top of an extra 8 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the normal 8 digit. This example features brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. Strike is essentially complete with hammered reverse devices but with some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Given that most Type 2 obverse hub strikes are generally weakly struck, this offering is above average. There are no surface abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A recently upgraded example from the Newtown Collection that warrants serious consideration for Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set collectors.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
PR64CAM
PCGS
3758747
F-103
Choice $925 Near-Gem Proof, Cameo Designation, Brilliant Mirrors, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Yet another release of the many proof Seated dime in my reference collection. The mintage for the 1886 date is always easy to remember at 886 pieces. How clever huh? Seriously, this dime was purchase at the 2004 August ANA show and was subsequently CAC approved. This is a near-gem example with sharp reflective mirrors and light gold toning. Fields are hairline free which is the basis for the green sticker. The 1886 F-103 proof strike plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS65
PCGS
5765223
F-105
Gem $1100 Repunched 86 Digits, Gem Original, Golden Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, One of the Finest Examples of F-105 Variety, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Repunching of the 86 digits is well defined and easily seen in the images. One of the finest F-105 examples known while assembling the "web-book". Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with dazzling cartwheel effects. A transparent golden skin covers both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval is obviously warranted given the super originality, bold luster and eye appeal. Sold into the Cleveland Collection's Top 100 Variety set several years ago and now back on the market for the next passionate collector.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
MS65
PCGS
30769115
Unlisted
Gem $1200 New September 25! Challenging Grade, Speckled Olive-Gold, Brilliant Luster, Washington State Collection. 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
AU53
PCGS
27882331
F-113
Choice $115 New August 23! Natural Coin Gray Patina, Choice Original, West Coast Collection. A well preserved 1887-S F-113 dime with natural coin gray patina. Bright light inspection exposes subtle rose and steely fields. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
PF65CAM
PCGS
3622188
F-101
Gem $1650 Gem Original, Mirrored Cameo Fields, Essentially Untoned. Gerry Fortin Collection.. Price Reduction Feburary 2021. A wonderful cameo example with watery mirrors and bold reflections under bright light. Surfaces are untoned except for a very faint layer of localize gold that the camera and image processing have enhanced. Full struck with not blemishes as one would expect with the PF65 assigned grade. PCGS population reports indicates (8) in PF65 Cameo while CAC has only approved (2) in PF65. This is one of the finest available at this grade level. Housed in early PCGS "Series" blue label holder and approved by CAC.
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 New October 9! 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 $1100 Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Swirling Frosty Luster, Newtown Collection. A gorgeous mix of russet, aqua, and electric blue shades cover both sides of this gem Seated dime. The date and legend are strongly impressed while the reverse wreath is sharply detailed - even the kernels of corn exhibit clear separation. Swirling, frosty luster booms from both sides, and the effect is mesmerizing. This is a coin you will enjoying viewing for a long time. CAC has certified seven pieces finer, all in MS67. Note, the reverse blemish is on the holder. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
NGC
4189859004
F-108
Choice HOLD
$295
Misplaced Digits in Lower Shield, Choice Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Accurately Graded. A wonderful crusty original 1890 dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are choice, blemish free and offer considerable luster for the assigned grade. The top loops of a 9 and 0 digits are visible in the lower shield. The extra 9 digit is located between shield lines 4 and 5 while the top loop of the 0 digit is located between shield lines 8 and 9. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval; conservative grading by NGC. A top quality offering and www.seateddimevarieties.com web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
AU58
PCGS
80503932

Choice HOLD
$150
New October 9! Excellent Type Coin Candidate, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Peripheral Toning, Accurately Graded. A nicely original 1890 Philadelphia dime that is accurately graded along with CAC approval. Frosty luster and a complete strike are the primary highlights. Peripheral gold is evident on both sides with deeper coloring in the reverse. A quality offering that would make a pleasing type coin. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0(2015-2020) holder and worthy of consideration. Ex. Gerry Fortin reference collection and back on the GFRC price list for a second showing.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 1891
PR66CAM
PCGS
25094902
F-131
Gem $1500 Scarce 1891 Proof Die Pairing, Exceptional Eye Appeal. West Coast Collection. Three separate 1891 die pairs were employed for striking proof coinage that totaled only 600 pieces. The F-131 proof die variety is the most difficult of the three die pairs and could account for about 15% of the available 1891 proofs. There are no obvious diagnostics on the F-131 variety other than a date punch that appears to have a very slight downward slope. Light golden toning does not impede the reflective characteristic of the watery mirrors. Motifs are fully struck and frosty. The CAC green bean validates the obvious originality and above average eye appeal at the certified grade. This is a really wicked nice way to close out the Liberty Seated dime series. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 1891
PR64CAM
PCGS
3705077
F-101
Gem $895 Watery Mirrors, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, A True Cameo, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An important offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that is 1891 F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. This offering is a no question proof strike with crisp watery mirrors on both sides. The resulting reflective luster and cartwheels are both substantial and most pleasing. Strike is hammered with all motifs deeply impressed. A true cameo that warranted CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. Purchased during May 2002 and being released back into the marketplace.
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 1894 Barber 1894
MS64
PCGS
38811753

Choice $785 Near Gem-Original, Great Type Coin Candidate, Satiny Cartwheels, CAC Approval. Jackie Gleason's "How sweet it is" immediately comes to mind when viewing this near-gem 1894 Barber dime. Shimmering satiny cartwheels are mesmerizing during bright light inspection. Strike is fully executed with high rims. Semi-transparent golden-gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse is sports center rose with peripheral blues. Essential a gem with a well disguised obverse line that holds the piece back from the MS65 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1895 Barber 1895
MS64
PCGS
13576489

Gem $1450 Scarcest Philadephia Date, Gorgeous Toning, Gem Original, CAC Approval. Did you know that volleyball was first called "mintonette" and created during 1895? How about the fact that Philadelphia mintage of Barber dimes dropped below a million strikes that year? The result is a semi-key date with the lowest Philly mintage of the series. This superbly preserved survivor is worth of a gem quality rating. Gorgeous blues and peripheral gold are amplified by crisp frosty luster and dancing cartwheels during bright light inspection. In-hand viewing showcases center rose surrounded by aquamarine, gold, and blues. Fairly priced as the CAC Guide is $1340 and should not last long. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1901 Barber 1901
PR65CAM
PCGS
25320876

Gem $1350 New September 24! Ideal Barber Dime Proof Type, Watery Mirrors, Reflective Luster, Rose Coloring, Washington State Collection. Watery mirrors and light rose coloring are the high points of this gem 1901 Barber dime. The Washington State consignor was a selective collector with cameo pieces being a priority. Cameo effect and eye appeal are readily apparent at first glance and are validated during bright light inspection. Luster is reflectively brilliant with side angle viewing exposing the watery appearance of polished fields Strike is absolutely hammered. The TPG holder has wear spots which impacted the photography and illustration. Please keep this in mind if serious about a purchase. Also note that the lighter reverse toning around O(NE) DI(ME) is displayed on the coin. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
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.
Mercury 10C 1916 Mercury 1916
Mercury
MS67RB
PCGS
32923607

Gem $1600 New September 25! Incredible Satiny Mint Bloom, Hammered Strike, Ideal First Year Type, Washington State Collection. The Washington State Collection's Mercury dime type piece is a first year strike with incredible satiny mint bloom. This piece could easily take us back to 1916 and the Philadelphia mint. We are standing by one of the presses and retrieve, from the hopper, this freshly coined example from moderately worn dies. The satiny luster is nearly blinding as so intense. This piece is deeply impressed with every subtle device details fully available. Why not MS68 rather than being certified MS67? My trusty 10x found a single micro tick on the bust neckline and another on the center reverse. Both are well hidden. Eye appeal is exceptional and will please the most selective collector among us. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Mercury 10C 1916S Mercury 1916-S
MS66
PCGS
37814362

Gem $435 Superb Gem Original, Burnt Gold -Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. A premium first year Merucry dime strike from the San Francisco mint. This superb gem has uniform burnt gold patina on both sides along with underlying frosty luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Old time toning and eye appeal that is unquestionably CAC worth and consistent with what collectors strive to locate. A 2019 Winter Baltimore show new purchase that belongs in an advanced collection.
Mercury 10C 1942 Mercury 1942
PR67
NGC
3051506022

Gem $385 New October 9! Watery Mirrors, Colorful Peripheral Toning. A fully struck 1942 proof Mercury dime that warrants attention. Mirrors have a watery texture along with colorful peripheral toning that is fully exposed during bright light review. Relfective fields are entirely unabraded. The certified grade is a function of luster rather than marks. Overall a pretty offering at a fair asking price. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) with CAC approval.
Mercury 10C 1942/41 Mercury 1942/41
AU55
NGC
1820629005

Choice $1450 Iconic 1942/41 Overdate, Colorful Toning, Choice Surfaces. How often did many childhood collectors dream of picking a 1942/41 overdate out of circulation or in a junk silver bucket at a local coin shop? I know I did but without luck. This colorfully toned example would be ideal for filling in one of the remaining holes in a complete Mercury dime set. Surfaces feature light wear with intermixed olive, rose, and gold patina. Overall eye appeal is well above average as compared to dipped white frosty pieces. I love my silver coinage to have character and this offering certainly does. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval.
20 Cents
Seated 20C 1875S Seated 1875-S
MS66+
PCGS
30665888
BF-13
Gem $13000 For The Finest Seated Type Set, Gem Original, Intense Steely Luster, Gorgeous Toning.. This piece is a stunner under a light, revealing swirling shades of russet, gold, and blue, and it is challenging to recreate this effect with a single image. Active cartwheel accompanies the rich toning and the eye appeal is strong. Surfaces are virtually flawless and close inspection with a glass identifies only the barest ticks. BF-13, with a misplaced digit in the denticles and a filled mintmark, while a few spider-web die cracks are evident in the reverse legend. The excellent Brunner-Frost guide to twenty-cent varieties is freely available at doubledimes.com. The twenty-cent denomination was a short-lived concession to the silver lobby, who had little use for the coin after Morgan dollars went into production in 1878. PCGS notes six pieces in MS67 and one in MS68, while CAC reports only one piece higher, at MS67. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. This piece is an excellent choice for a collector seeking a single piece to exhibit the twenty-cent denomination, and will draw appreciation from even the most advanced numismatists.
25 Cents
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
15741018
B-4
Choice $2250 Excellent Open Collar Type Coin, Antique Gray-Aquamarine, Choice Original Surfaces, Difficult Grade, Well Struck. Collectors seeking an open collar Capped Bust quarter will typically gravitate to the 1818 date. Yes, this date is "common" due to a substantial mintage of 361,174 pieces. When building a type set, the challenge lies in locating choice original examples with eye appeal and attempting to match color and overall eye appeal. This 1818 B-4 strike is a worthy candidate for consideration. Surfaces are perfectly original and are validated with a CAC green bean. Residual steely luster is immediately evident during bright light inspection. Strike is essentially complete with all stars being well rounded and displaying centrils. The only point of strike weakness seen is on the right facing eagle claws. No bad for a Capped Bust quarter and high production rates. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
EF40
PCGS
29351408
B-10 DS3
Choice $1475 Late Die State B-10, Steely Fields, Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection.. A choice original 1818 B-10 Capped Bust quarter that will please the series date collector or those specializing in die varieties. Steely fields retain residual reflective luster after a light source. Toning is a medium gray with embedded gold on the obverse and rose on the reverse. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and quite pleasing. The B-10 variety is easily attributed by a triple denticle below the 1 digit and reverse legend lettering placement with respect to the scroll ends. Die State 3 capture a bold die crack through the 2 digit in the denomination. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. From the Osprey Collection.
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 $8250 New September 24! Ideal Type Candidate, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Continuous Mint Frost, Washington State Collection. 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 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
VF35
PCGS
35764229
Briggs 2-B
Choice $485 No Drapery Type, Centered Mintmark, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina,Tenafly Collection.. A top quality 1840-O No Drapery strike with thick crusty gray patina on both sides. Under a light source, residual luster is attempting to peek through the toning. Strike is typical for the No Drapey design. Surfaces are choice with no abrasions worthy of mention. Briggs 2-B with the mintmark over the right edge of R. Previously from the Titan Collection, via GFRC. CAC reports 52 coins in all grades with 34 pieces finer. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1842 Seated 1842
Large Date
VG08
PCGS
26467367
Briggs 1-A
Choice $335 Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Bold Rims, GFRC CAC Buyback. A scarce Philadelphia date in any grade and currently underrated as compared to the price guides. Mintage for the 1842 date amounted to only 88,000 pieces with present day low survival rate due to heavy circulation. This choice original example features nothing but honest wear and bold rims on both sides. A medium gray patina validate the strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Large Date
F15
PCGS
33480228

Choice $1150 Large Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Bold Devices, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. An attractive 1842-O Large Date example with crusty gray-olive patina on the obverse and mostly deep gray on the reverse. Regardless of the wear, devices are bold and offer much detail. A choice original example that is worthy of its CAC approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another offering from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Small Date
G06
PCGS
10244480
Briggs 1-A
Choice $795 Rare Small Date Variety, Cameo Eye Appeal, Aquamarine Blue Fields, Full Rims, Conservatively Graded, Kansas Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - April 2021 - A popular date punch size die variety in the Liberty Seated quarter series. The 1842-O Small Date was recognized as a major variety as early as 1881, when it was catalogued in John Haseltine’s Type Table. During 2007-2008 timeframe, the LSCC membership voted it number 6 on the list of greatest New Orleans Seated coins. This offering brings a unique appearance as compared to others handled. The aquamarine-blue fields nicely frame the rose colored main devices with cameo contrast. Rims are bold and complete with the coin seeing nothing but honest wear followed by extended storage. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Another eye appealing offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1843O Seated 1843-O
Large O
F15
PCGS
29806057
Briggs 3-F
Choice $1600 Large O, Choice Original, Scarce Die Variety, Crusty Gray Patina, Tenafly Collection.. 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. Previously from the Mountain View collection.
Seated 25C 1847O Seated 1847-O
VF30
PCGS
19950812
Briggs 1-A
Choice $850 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray with Ebony Highlights, Tenafly Collection. 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 1849 Seated 1849
MS63
NGC
225088002
Briggs 3-B
Choice $2450 New September 24! Important Offering, Steely Reflective Luster, Washington State Collection. From the Washington State Collection comes an important 1849 Briggs 3-B Seated quarter that will be on many want lists. CAC approval was 100% warranted given the crusty rose-olive gray patina that still allows ample amounts of steely luster to radiate under minimal lighting. Bright light viewing is a joy as coloring shifts to light rose with peripheral aquamarine. Fields are unabraded and pleasing during a 10x review. A faint die crack through the bottom of the date digits easily identifies Obverse 3 while the 45 degree angled die polish lines into (QUA)R validate Reverse B. How refreshing to see this non-Compass Point specimen at such a high grade and with superb preservation. Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
39317837
Briggs 1-B
Choice $985 Choice Original, Above Average Strike, Residual Luster, GFRC CAC Buyback. Original surfaces are the hallmark of this CAC-approved example, hairline-free and smooth for the grade. Mottled areas of deep blue toning grace a medium background of grey, gold, and rose. Residual luster peeks out from the protected areas. Strike is typical, with a few flat stars and a lightly impressed date. Briggs 1-B, with the mintmark to the right and downward sloping date. CAC has approved 31 pieces in all grades combined, with 15 above EF45. Such coins are not easily located, and, if building an XF/AU set, this piece would be an ideal example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
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

Choice $795 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 1852O Seated 1852-O
VF20
PCGS
08554397
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1750 Rare New Orleans Date, Old Album Toning, Choice Surfaces, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1852 New Orleans struck quarters are nearly always seen with weak obverse strikes and problematic surfaces. The date has a reported mintage of 96,000 and is found with beveled rims for unknown reasons per Briggs. Scarce in grades up to VF and essentially non existent in EF or better. CAC approved population is a tiny 20 examples in all grades. This Saw Mill Run Collection offering features choice surfaces that exhibit classic old paper album toning. Fields and motifs are well preserved and pleasing. Ideal for a circulated Liberty Seated quarter date and mintmark set where CAC green beans are demanded. Housed in Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU58
NGC
2658439004

Gem HOLD
$1795
New October 13! Obverse Cud, Gem Original, Copper-Gold Coloring, What Eye Appeal!. The GFRC images speak for themselves concerning this gem 1853 Arrow & Rays quarter. Copper-gold patina and frosted luster are immediately evident. Adding to the viewing enjoyment is a fully defined obverse cud adjacent to start 10. The top of the cud has light rub as is to be expected since being the highest point on the coin. Otherwise, the motifs appear to be Mint State or darn close. A wonderful offering for the connoisseur of gorgeous Liberty Seated quarters. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge prong insert and CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
MS64
PCGS
37441715
Briggs 1-B
Choice $24000 Near-Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. The Arrows and Rays design is a favorite among Seated and type collectors alike, with a distinctive halo of rays framing the reverse eagle. Russet-gray splashes cover the obverse of this conditionally rare example, while the reverse reveals traces of olive shading in the recessed areas. Cartwheels are active and neatly traverse the ring of rays surrounding the eagle. The strike is well-impressed with just a couple soft stars to the right of Liberty. Briggs 1-B with three lines, centered, inside the mintmark. PCGS has certified five pieces in MS64 with a single coin at MS65. At CAC, this piece is the single MS coin certified, an extraordinary situation. Certain branch Mint pieces in the Liberty Seated series simply don't exist in uncirculated condition, or are numbered in the single digits. This piece is a highlight of the Branch Mint Collection sale and demonstrates strong aesthetic appeal in combination with a high degree of originality and condition rarity. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) Gold Shield holder with CAC approval. Previously from the Gardner collection (Heritage 10/2015, lot 98426, realized $17,625, as PCGS MS64) and more recently appearing in Heritage 3/2016, lot 4836 as an NGC MS65 (realized $18,800).
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 1854-O
Crumbled Die Obverse
VF20
PCGS
13050043
Briggs 3-B
Choice $500 Crumbled Die Obverse, Near-Gem Original, Underrated, Tenafly Collection. The 1854-O Crumbled Die variety is easy to attribute, with substantial die erosion in the date. The 5 digit is now closed, while the crosslet of 4 is weak. This circulated cameo example exhibits even, deep gray fields that contrast with lighter central devices. Marks are consistent with the grade and overall eye appeal is excellent. CAC does not recognize the Crumbled Die variety but has certified 26 1854-O quarters in all grades total. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 1854-O
Crumbled Die
F15
NGC
2089164002

Choice $495 Crumbled Die Obverse, Choice Original, GFRC CAC Buyback. The 1854-O crumbled die variety is marked by eroding detail in the date and right arrow. As the die disintegrates, detail becomes less sharp and misshaped. The crooked points in the stars further attest to this effect. The New Orleans Mint was busy this year and likely more concerned about quantity than quality. This example is heavily toned, especially on the reverse, with varied shades of grey on the obverse and reverse hues of gold and blue. Despite the striking issues, this is a premium quality example with no distracting marks or apparent signs of "conservation." Many times rarer than the Huge O die variety of the same year. Housed in a new large font NGC 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 1855S Seated 1855-S
With Arrows
F12
PCGS
29100410
Briggs 1-C
Choice $500 First Year Carson City Strike, Choice Original, Tenafly Collection. This is the first year of Seated quarter production in San Francisco, and its scarcity is easily understood when considering the great amount of gold pouring into the San Francisco Mint at the time. This piece exhibits tan obverse fields with deep gold at the rim, while speckled maroon shades covers the reverse. Surfaces are exceptional for the grade with just a single, short line in the right obverse field. Briggs 1-C, with the mintmark barely clear of the feather and stem. The CAC population is 15 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1855S Seated 1855-S
F12
PCGS
83924485

Choice $600 Important Liberty Seated Quarter Offering, Well Preserved, Charcoal Gray Patina, Kansas Collection. 1855 brought the first Liberty Seated quarter and half dollar strikes at the San Francisco mint. Both denominations are challenging to locate with choice specimens being rare. Luckily, the Kansas Collection has decided to divest the final two pieces of a small hoard. He saved the best for last as having difficulties parting with this well preserved F12 example. This CAC approved offering is unquestionably choice and from a small population of 15 in all grades. Surfaces are covered with a crusty layer of charcoal gray patina with darker shades surrounding the peripheral devices. Wear is uniform along with unabraded fields and devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 1856
VF35
NGC
2089164004

Choice $230 Flag in Gown, Choice Original, GFRC CAC Buyback. Mottled grey shades populate obverse and reverse fields on this better-variety Seated quarter. The color is even and highlighted by silver at the high points while light crust outlines design elements, particularly the reverse shield. Strike is typical, with flat stars, but the feather detail in the eagle is better. The 1856 quarter has a number of misplaced date varieties, which are well documented by Greg Johnson at http://www.seateddimevarieties.com/Quarter_QOM/1856_misplaceddates.htm. This example feature a '5' punched in the gown, most easily identified by a horizontal line extended from the right base of the shield ribbon. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. .
Seated 25C 1856S Seated 1856-S
Large/Small S
AG3
PCGS
32237600
Briggs 4-E
Choice $550 Large S/Small S, Choice Original, Tenafly Collection. This is a prominent variety in the Seated quarter series and is listed in the Guide Book, which assigns a substantial premium to this overpunched mintmark error. The smaller mintmark was from a punch likely intended for a Seated dime and is plainly visible underneath the larger S, peeking out to the right on this example. The rims are not quite full, as expected, but the all-important mintmark is bold and the repunching is evident to the naked eye. Surfaces are obviously worn, but scratches and other defects typically seen at this grade level are minimal. The CAC population is a mere eight examples. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 1857
MS65
PCGS
40883944

Gem $2900 Superb Gem, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Peripheral Gold Accents, Tenafly Collection. The GFRC images speak volumes concerning this gorgeous 1857 Liberty Seated quarter. Fields are a continuous flow of finely textured mint frost. Bright light review is a pure joy given the brilliant luster and peripheral russet accents. Well struck with most stars perfect and distinct claw joints, though some blending is evident in the arrow fletching. An examination with a glass reveals only scattered ticks, with large portions of the fields being as smooth as the day this piece was struck. Clearly an offering for those who are building an advanced collection and wish to own attractive Mint State Seated quarters. CAC has approved 94 pieces, a low total given the initial mintage approaching ten million coins. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1860 Seated 1860
AU53
PCGS
28412633
II/I
Choice $425 New August 29! Choice Original, Tenafly Collection. A medium to thick skin of grey patina evenly covers both sides, with lighter shades at the rims. Type II obverse with shield lines above E, Type I reverse with concave eagle eye. Right stars are softly impressed while the eagle's claws and feathers are boldly rendered. Under a light source, some luster is able to peek through the toning with mostly copper-gold coloring. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and mark-wise would easily qualify for an MS classification, although high point rub on Liberty is clearly evident. CAC reports 39 pieces in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Previously from the Iowa Collection.
Seated 25C 1865 Seated 1865
PR65
PCGS
25303931

Gem $4500 New September 24! Civil War Era Gem Proof, Crisp Reflective Luster, Rose-Gold and Blue Coloration, Washington State Collection. 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 1865S Seated 1865-S
VG08
PCGS
29677892
Briggs 1-A
Choice $550 New August 29! Choice Original, Tenafly Collection. Mintage of all coins in the 1860s decreased as the Civil War drove hard money out of circulation. The quarter dollars were no exception as both the Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints ramped down production. This is yet another low-mintage San Francisco issue, 41,000 pieces, of which CAC has certified but 14 examples. This is a gem piece for the grade, with medium gray color and darker shades outlining the stars, legend, and central figures. A few light lines bisect the eagle, none inconsistent with the assigned grade. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 1867
EF40
PCGS
31385926

Choice $2100 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Scarce Date. CAC Approval On November 22! The 1867 Philadephia mintage is quite low for half dimes, dimes and quarters resulting in an ongoing challenge to locate choice examples. 1867 Seated quarter mintag is only 20,000 pieces. This example is a no question original piece with gun metal gray on the obverse and lighter gray throughout the reverse. The obverse has a darker toning arc through upper stars and Liberty's head. Under bright light, the thick patina maintains coloring as seen in the GFRC images. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected along with well defined left leg and arrow feathers on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever. This is an opportunity for advanced Seated quarter collectors as this piece is strictly original and accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 1867
F12
PCGS
15072743

Gem $925 New October 3! Rare Post-Civil War Date, Gem Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal. As the Union transitioned into the Reconstruction Era, the Philadelphia Mint struck only 20,000 Seated quarters during 1867. Few surviving example are available for present day collectors let alone choice. CAC has approved twenty-three pieces with circulated examples being rare. At the F12 grade level, this former Tenafly Collection offering is the lone piece approved. A special offering with gem surfaces, circulated cameo eye appeal and natural crusty gray patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert. An 85% CAC buyback that is in search of a new collector home.
Seated 25C 1871S Seated 1871-S
VF35
PCGS
28686967
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4750 New August 29! Key Date, Choice Original, Low CAC Population, Tenafly Collection. The San Francisco Mint struck only 30,900 quarter dollars in this year. Essentially all of this mintage was released into circulated with few Mint State survivors known. This CAC approved, near-EF example is scarce and well-detailed for the grade. Outstanding toning reveals original olive-gray surfaces that show deeper russet hues near the borders. The eye appeal is exceptional with no notable abrasions apart from a line at star 5. CAC population is a scant 13 pieces in all grades with only three finer examples reported. A most important opportunity for the passionate Seated quarter collector. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1872CC Seated 1872-CC
G06
PCGS
31627205
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2750 New August 29! Affordable Carson City Strike, Choice Original, Tenafly Collection. This is the most available of the Carson City dates between 1870 to 1873 but remains challenging with just 22,850 pieces struck. This example offers choice surfaces at the Good-6 grade level with bold obverse rims. Five letters of LIBERTY are visible with distinct date and stars. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only an ancient horizontal micro line across the reverse shield needing to be mentioned for complete accuracy. CAC certification rewards the choice surfaces that feature only honest wear. The CAC census indicates 15 pieces total. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Previously from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
13064343

Choice $700 New August 29! With Arrows, Choice Original, Tenafly Collection. A light pewter-aquamarine patina covers the obverse while the toning on the reverse is thicker and approaches the GFRC crusty designation. The obverse has bold reflective cartwheel luster under a light source consistent with a mint state piece. Reverse luster is subdued due to the thick toning. Strike is complete with high relief obverse devices and stars. Overall mark free, with a thin line in the right obverse field evident at a specific bright light viewing angle. CAC has approved 50 pieces in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Previously from the Titan Collection.
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 1874S Seated 1874-S
With Arrows
MS66
PCGS
06755583
Briggs 1-A
Gem $6000 Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. Luster drips from both sides of premium Gem example, and the slightest tilt quickly reveals the situation, creating instant cartwheel rotation. A gold and olive skin covers both sides, more evenly on the obverse. The strong luster easily penetrates the medium shading and is completely unimpeded as it moves about the surfaces. Briggs 1-A, with an even date and small, squat mintmark. Briggs notes a hoard of this issue that surfaced from a west coast bank in the 1940s, and the population numbers are consistent. PCGS notes 39 pieces in MS66 with just five at the MS67 level. The situation is more competitive at CAC, with nine pieces in MS66 and a single coin at M67. Regardless of where this coin originated, there is no denying the overall "pop" revealed by an initial glance. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. From the Jim O'Neal Collection (Heritage 1/2018, lot 3490, realized $5,520).
Seated 25C 1875S Seated 1875-S
MS63
PCGS
36774659

Choice $1150 Underrated Date, Choice Original, CAC Approval, Woodbridge Collection. The 1875-S Liberty Seated quarter date is another odd fellow that lacks appreciation. Mintage is 680,000 but few are ever seen in circulated grades. Most survivors will be found in Mint State as is the case for this lovely PCGS MS63 CAC offering. Total CAC approved population in all grades is a meager 18 pieces. Why? This date was poorly struck when the San Francisco mint was forced to ramp Liberty Seated dime, quarter and half dollar production in parallel. Liberty Seated dimes are notorious for weak strikes from eroded dies. The quarters are not much better along with having circulated extensively. This lovely example offers brilliant frosty luster and creamy gold toning. The upper obverse is weakly struck with roller lines as made. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. An important duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1876 Seated 1876
MS65
PCGS
37684454

Gem $1800 New August 29! Gem Original, Tenafly Collection. This is an absolutely awesome Centennial year Liberty Seated quarter that will please the most selective collector. Unquestionably original, with natural toning streaks comprised of ebony, gold, and lavender patina. Coloring shifts substantially to layered gold during bright light inspection. Frosty luster and cartwheels are active and thoroughly pleasing. GFRC has seen many high grade Seated quarters and this offering is one of the most memorable to cross our desk. A complete strike is further icing on a delicious cake. CAC population is 106 pieces, one of the few issues for which the CAC census exceeds 100 coins. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1884 Seated 1884
PR64
PCGS
37648677

Gem $1100 New September 23! Gem Original, Watery Mirrors, Superb Eye Appeal, Westend Avenue Collection. GFRC is pleased to be welcoming the Westend Avenue consignor to the price list. His high collecting standards are readily apparent from the superb 1884 proof Seated quarter offering. Mintage amounted to 875 piece that year with this well preserved survivor having been meticulously stored. A consistent copper-gold patina decorates mirrors that have a "watery" appearance during bright light assessment. Eye appeal is of a higher grade as fields are unabraded with only a few wispy hairlines holding this piece back on a technical basis. Strike is hammered. A compelling bargain for those who seek a premium proof Seated quarter for type. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1885 Seated 1885
VG10
PCGS
11595694
Briggs 2-A
Choice HOLD
$500
New August 29! Choice Original, Tenafly Collection. A medium to thick grey skin blankets both sides of this low-mintage issue, struck to the extent of just 13,600 pieces. Proofs are more plentiful than business strikes, an unusual situation that sometimes occurs within Liberty Seated issues. Surfaces are evenly abraded, consistent with the grade level, but with no major issues. Note, the arc inside stars 9-12 is more heavily toned - these are not surface marks. CAC has certified 30 examples in all grades, with the majority at the AU level or above. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1887 Seated 1887
MS65
NGC
3229007001
Briggs 1-A
Gem $2975 Low Mintage Date, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Brilliant Steely Frosted Luster, CAC Approval. What a joy to be adding this gorgeous 1887 Seated quarter to GFRC inventory. One of only 10,000 minted that has been carefully preserved for well over a century. This is a lustrous piece with superb eye appeal facilitated by unabraded fields. The overall cameo appearance would suffer with marks in the fields. The exact opposite is true as the steely/frosted luster is continuous without interruption during bright light assessment. Dancing cartwheel action is of a high grade. I truly like this example enough to issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. CAC approval is icing on the cake from a financial investment perspective. Unquestionably a circulation strike (Briggs 1-A) given the die scratch in the lower left obverse shield. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 1890
MS64
PCGS
21066772
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1600 New August 29! Near-Gem Original, Tenafly Collection. Frosty luster creates dynamic cartwheel as the coin is tilted under a light. The flash is considerable and enhanced by the untoned surfaces, with only a few traces of russet present on the obverse. Apart from a single tick below the right side of the reverse ribbon, a glass is required to identify the minimal marks. The CAC population is 63 pieces in all grades. Briggs 2-B, with an even date. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. Note, there is a small defect on the holder just above the reverse left claws.
Seated 25C 1891 Seated 1891
AU58
PCGS
27149000

Choice HOLD
$325
Near-Gem, Glowing Satiny Luster, CAC Approval, Sooner Collection. This Sooner Collection 1891 Seated quarter offering is NOT just another 1891 dated quarter. When first viewed under a light source, I immediately took note of the glowing satiny luster and active cartwheels. Most 1891 quarters will be seen with frosty luster, but this is not the case here. This specimen was struck from eroded dies leading to heavy radial metal flow lines on both sides. These lines will produce satiny rather than frosty luster. Unabraded surfaces lead me to assigned a near-gem quality rating. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1891O Seated 1891-O
VF25
PCGS
21062675
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2250 New August 29! Choice Original, Tenafly Collection. As if the quarter series weren't challenging enough, the management at the New Orleans Mint saw it fit to end the series with yet another low mintage issue. This emission was struck to the extent of 68,000 pieces, and unlike the late date Philadelphia pieces that tended to be saved, there were few collectors in New Orleans who did the same. This gray-toned-example exhibits pleasing blue and tan patina at the obverse rim, while varied charcoal and russet shades fill the reverse fields. Original surfaces are smooth and the CAC approval is no surprise. Briggs 1-A, with date sloping downward. The CAC population is 35 pieces in all grades. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1892O Barber 1892-O
Type 1 Reverse
MS65
PCGS
38529806

Gem $1550 Fresh CAC Approval! Type 1 Reverse, Scarce Grade, Gem Original Surfaces, Swirling Frosty Luster, Gray-Gold Patina. A superb first year of design production at the New Orleans mint. Definitely scarcer than Philadelphia counterpart. This offering is an unquestionable gem and best for collectors who like their Mint State barbers with original coloring. Frosty luster borders on the iridescent when placed under a light source. Swirling cartwheels are most pleasing. A light to medium gray skins covers the obverse with embedded gold towards the rims. Reverse ebony-rose toning and luster is stunning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1903 Barber 1903
EF45
PCGS
41508333

Gem HOLD
$135
New October 9! Superb Bright Light Eye Appeal, Undergraded, Gem Original, Running Boar Collection. An exceptional 1903 Barber quarter that has been undergraded as a starting point. Rotating this lovely gem under a bright light exposes center sky blues surrounded by peripheral gold. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for the well preserved surfaces and eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1907D Seated 1907-D
MS62
NGC
209416025

Choice HOLD
$625
New October 13! Semi-Proof Like, Fantastic Eye Appeal, Brilliant Reflective Luster. What an eye appealing Barber quarter with its partially mirrored fields! The semi-proof like mirrors certainly radiate notable amounts of reflective luster under a light source. Strike is essentially complete with only the most intricate of the eagle claws not being fully impressed. Mottled light gold toning is accurately captured in the GFRC images. This is a wicked nice Mint State Barber piece with CAC approval. The assigned grade is probably a function of a single wispy line on the neck. This is a low population CAC piece with four at MS62 and three at MS62. The offer price is more than fair for the quality. Housed in NGC Gen 4 (1989-1992) Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1914S Barber 1914-S
F15
PCGS
31792963

Choice $565 Better San Francisco Date, Natural Surfaces, Impressive Eye Appeal. Let's start the description for this delightful 1914-S Barber quarter with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation! Eye appeal is stunning with natural coin gray surfaces and darker peripheral toning on the obverse and deeper shades throughout the reverse. Reverse has full circulated cameo appearance while the obverse is just bold and stately. Surfaces are unabraded. A premium example that is housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
MS65
PCGS
38144282

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

Choice $235 Choice Original, Copper Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Copper golden patina and cartwheel luster are the high points of this lovely 1916 Denver struck Barber half. An attractive example that is fully struck. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1923 Standing Liberty 1923
MS64
PCGS
1501708

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

Choice $2300 Key Date, Soft Satiny Luster, Light Rub, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A Standing Liberty quarter series key date and important offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. This scarce and desirable key date is one of just four dates in the series with a three-figure value in the G-4 column of the Red Book, and among those four are the rare 1916 and 1918/7-S issues. A truly remarkable example that becomes more elusive the farther up the grading scale one searches. Both sides exhibit soft satiny luster with moderate cartwheels. Fields and devices are entirely unabraded. Faint gold coloring has been amplified by GFRC photography. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1924D Standing Liberty 1924-D
MS64
PCGS OGH
1607932

Choice $450 Frosty White Luster, Thick Mint Frosty, Super Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. Incredible originality as surfaces are covered with a uniform layer of thick mint frost. The resulting luster just drips on the surfaces. Entirely unabraded with early die state die cracks on both sides. A fully head struck would have garnered a Gem quality rating. So pleasing and housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1924D Standing Liberty 1924-D
MS64
PCGS
27464012

Gem $475 Heavily Frosted, Gem Original, CAC Approval, Oregon Beaver Collection. The challenge with building a 20th century silver date and mintmark set is locating super choice common date examples. With higher availability, patience is necessary to select the "right one" that compliments the set's overall appearance. Take this gorgeous 1924-D strike. I've gone with a gem quality rating due to intense frosty luster and unabraded surfaces. The future owner could acquire this piece for an MS64-MS65 centric set without need for future upgrading. Another top quality offering from the Oregon Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1928S Standing Liberty 1928-S
MS66
PCGS
15398019

Gem $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.
Standing Liberty 25C 1928S Standing Liberty 1928-S
MS64
PCGS OGH
4759010

Choice $360 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Dirt Validated Originality, CAC Approval. This 1828 San Francisco strike is 100% original with a faint layer of speckled "dirt" throughout the motifs. This "dirt" does not impact the natural brilliant luster from frosted surfaces. Head details are well struck though the shield is missing two lower rivets. Old time grading along with being housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
50 Cents
Draped Bust 50C 1806/5 Draped Bust 1806/5
Large Stars
VF35
PCGS
85764096
O-101
Choice $1750 1806/5, Premium Quality, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, CAC Approval. Draped and Capped Bust overdates have become notably popular and an enticing alternative to collecting all dates. This 1806/5 O-101 is awfully sweet with its gun metal gray-blue toning and pristine surfaces. The blue coloring become apparent during bright light inspection. I've got to go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to the overall eye appeal. This piece has a reasonable strike and natural coloring that every collector strives to locate. The grading is also a bit conservative. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust 50C 1807 Draped Bust 1807
VF30
PCGS
43331783
O-109a
Choice HOLD
$1025
New October 11! Near-Gem at Grade, Unabraded Steely Surfaces, Natural Coin Gray. A superb final year of Draped Bust issue with mintage of 301,076. This piece offers everything that a collector of strictly original early silver type would desire. Near-gem surfaces are toned a natural coin gray and are entirely unabraded. Steely fields are smooth with hints of gun metal blues under a bright light. This 0-109a die pairing has notable die crack through the date and into the left field stars. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval. I'm most proud to be offering this example for its exception preservation.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
Large Stars, 50/20
VF25
PCGS
37518657
O-111a
Gem $3850 Early Bearded Goddess Die State, Gem Original. GFRC Consignor Buyout! Price Reduction. One can best describe this fresh Port Matilda Collection offerings as a handsome example of the Bearded Goddess before she grew a full beard! A thin break connects the chest and chin with heavier residual metal at the chest. An amazingly well preserved O-111a specimen with steely gray patina plus embedded rose hues. In additional to the gem surfaces, the strike is complete with all stars having defined center points. It pained the consignor to let this piece come back to market but an opportunity for astute collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Please note that any faint vertical lines in the GFRC images are on the holder and not the coin.
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 1813 Capped Bust 1813
VF20
PCGS
31334297
O-103
Gem $375 New October 11! Natural Coin Gray, Steely Fields, Residual Luster. I can't remember the last time handling an early silver type coin with true residual reflective luster at the VF20 grade level. This gem 1813 O-103 will please the most selective collector of Capped Bust halves with its natural coin patina and reflective steely fields. Those fields are essentially unabraded and radiate rose-gray luster under a light source. Peripheral gold hues are also noted on both sides. An amazingly well preserved specimen that appears to be conservatively graded. Star 11 is recut along with a tine above the upper left facing wing for the 0-103 die variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1817 Capped Bust 1817
EF45
PCGS
83049307
O-111a
Choice HOLD
$745
New October 11! Natural Crusty Gray, Pleasing Surfaces, Steely Fields, Bold O-111a Diagnostics.. Crusty original are the operative words to description this first-class 1817 O-111a Capped Bust half. Fully choice with a thick gray skin along with embedded gold highlights. Steely fields offer hints of reflective luster on the reverse while the obverse is muted due to the crusty patina. The late die state O-111a attribution points are fully defined with obverse center dot and long diagonal die scratch to the right of the curls. A long arcing die crack is seen on the lower reverse. If strictly originality is your cup of tea, this new GFRC offering will be sweet honey. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval and the O-111a attribution on the PCGS label.
Capped Bust 50C 1817 Capped Bust 1817
F15
PCGS
37524104

Choice $260 New August 20! Marvelous Preservance, Choice Gray, CAC Approval. The poster child for ideal preservation of a moderately worn Capped Bust half dollar. Medium gray patina is continuous and includes some blue hues. Surfaces are unabraded and above average for the grade. Worthy of its CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1819 Capped Bust 1819
AU55
PCGS
32885850
O-114
Gem HOLD
$1075
New October 11! Gem Original Sparkling Frosted Luster, Light Gray, Peripheral Gold, JUST BUY IT NOW! . Let's start the description for this 1819 O-114 Capped Bust half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. What a superior example that radiates sparkling frosted luster when inspected with a bright light. This luster results from a thin layer of micro-mint frost seen across the motifs and fields. Talk about being marvelous preserved! Toning colors are as illustrated within the GFRC images but as usual, I am not able to capture the dense luster. You must trust on this gem example as it will certainly please the most selective customers in our community. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1819 Capped Bust 1819
EF40
PCGS
18717628
O-109
Gem HOLD
$485
New October 3! Natural Frosty Luster, Gem Original, Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, CAC Approval. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as formerly from the Old Cedar Capped Bust Half Dollar Collection and one of the sale highlights. Unquestionably, a gem at the assigned EF40 grade. Both sides exhibit frosted surfaces and the corresponding luster. Obverse strike has all star points fully defined. Overall appearance is of a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A GFRC 85% CAC buyback that is searching for a new collector home.
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 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 1827/6 Capped Bust 1827/6
AU55
NGC Fatty
280062012
O-101
Choice $1325 1827/6 Overdate, Near-Gem, Frosted Luster, New Jersey Collection. Pinkish-rose and aquamarine colors are nicely amplified by the underlying frosted luster. Bright light review exposes active cartwheels. Other than a fews scattered micro-ticks, the fields are very well preserved. This near-gem example easily garnered its CAC green bean during a recent submission. Housed in pristine NGC Gen 4 (1989-19952 fatty holder. The holder has a 100% original reverse hologram and no edge chips.
Capped Bust 50C 1829/7 Capped Bust 1829/7
AU53
PCGS
33535048
O-101a
Choice $950 29/27 Overdate, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Conservative Grading. A popular overdate in the Capped Bust half dollar series that is well represented by this example. Surfaces are fully choice with remaining mint frost surrounding the stars and reverse legend. A light gun metal gray patina covers obverse and reverse and is transparent to the underlying luster. Blemishes are limited to a single fully toned over hairline below star 3 that is mentioned for accuracy. The reverse denomination weakness is typical for the O-101a die pairing and die state. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A lovely Capped Bust half that makes its second appearance on the GFRC price list.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Large Date, Small Letters
AU53
PCGS
24363080
O-104
Choice $600 Semi Prooflike, Reflective Luster, Superb Near-Gem Offering, CAC Approval. I don't often see CAC approved 1834 Capped Bust halves with semi prooflike surfaces. This 85% CAC Buyback purchase offers reflective luster from mirrored surfaces with the obverse being more prooflike. Violet-gray toning is highlighted by a yellow and orange gold peripheral arc. The reverse has a lovely gray glow with bright orange gold peripheral toning. Surfaces are gem and entirely unabraded. A special piece with lots of character. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58
NGC
1701583012
O-111
Choice $700 Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Golden-Rose Gray Toning, CAC Approval, Nevada Collection. During 1834, the second coinage act changed the silver:gold ratio from 15:1 to 16:1 as gold was overvalued which led to hoarding. Mintages of Capped Bust halves continued to be substantial from twenty-two die pairings. Therefore, this date can be found in all grades. The Nevada Collection specimen is wicked nice and belongs in an advanced collection. Choice fields are mirrored leading to crisp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Coloring is perfectly natural and as I would expect for the issue. A base layer of rose-gray is highlighted by peripheral gold. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert and CAC approval. A fine offering worthy of special consideration.
Capped Bust 50C 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 1836 Capped Bust 1836
Lettered Edge
AU58
NGC
4339921002
O-113a
Gem $1500 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Olive-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Obverse Die Cracks, Superb Eye Appeal. The latest client turned consignor arrives with a marvelous 1836 O-113a Capped Bust half to make a resounding impression. I'm so pleased with this initial offering that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is necessary! This is a stunning example that sports an obverse with center olive-gold coloring that is surrounded by peripheral dark blues. The reverse is similarly toned but adds rose shades under a light source. Strike is completely executed on this gem. This is a late die state specimen with bold obverse die cracks. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
Reeded Edge
VF25
PCGS
24416127

Choice HOLD
$3250
New October 9! Key Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Natural Coin Gray, Running Boar Collection. 1836 brought a transition year for the Capped Bust half dollar design and production. The traditional John Reich designed lettered edge half dollar was struck extensively with a mintage of 6,545,000. The new Christian Gobrecht design was introduced for closed collar equipment with only 5,000 pieces struck. As a result, the Gobrecht design promptly became a series key date due to tiny mintage. Most of the mintage went into circulation with present day survivors being found in at the VF through low AU grade levels. The Running Boar Collection has released a notable specimen with natural coin gray surfaces and circulated cameo eye appeal that collectors strive to locate. A superior example regardless of lengthy time in circulation. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion given the accurate grading and eye appeal. Let's remember that CAC is tough on key dates with only four approved at the VF25 grade with an additional five pieces at the VF30 level. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder. A premium key date offering that warrants a strong offer price.
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.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
34152490
WB-4
Choice HOLD
$2950
New September 26! No Drapery, Classic Old Album Blue-Rose Gold Toning, Accurately Graded, A Superior Example. Washington State Collection. An important 1838 No Drapery type coin along with being a beautifully toned example at the assigned grade level. This 1839 half sat in an old paper album for years and has acquired rings of gold, blue and rose patina. Sold into the Washington State Collection during January 2018 and now back on the price list. Strike is typical for the No Drapery date with the usual weakness on the lower left leg feathers. A superior example at the EF45 grade level for those who enjoy colorful toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
VF25
PCGS
34662029
WB-1
Gem HOLD
$1100
New October 9! No Drapery Type, Crusty Gray, Gem Original, Running Boar Collection. The 1839 No Drapery date is always in demand due to type coin status. This Running Boar Collection release warrants close scrutiny as a premium specimen with a Gem quality rating. Darker coin gray fields provide a perfect background for the lighter motifs. Though not a full circulated cameo, this example still brings eye appeal contrast that will please the most selective collector. What a surprise to find unabraded fields under a 10x even with the considerable time spent in circulation. WB-1 with the bisecting reverse die crack easily seen through the lower shield and right facing wing. Let's conclude with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this superb offering.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 1840
Reverse of 1839
MS65
PCGS
25618268
WB-1
Gem $13000 New October 3! 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 Seated 1840
Reverse of 1839
MS65
PCGS
25205380
WB-5
Gem HOLD
$12000
New September 28! Superb Eye Appeal, Steely Gem Surfaces, Light Rose-Gray Patina, Washington State Collection. One of the top end premiums highlights from the Washington State Collection is this 1840 WB-5 certified as a full gem. Steely reflective luster and light rose-gray toning simply screams originality. Bright light viewing exposes fields that are visually responsive and thoroughly pleasing. Two ancient micro-ticks in the obverse fields do not detract. The WB-5 die variety is easily attributed via arcing die lines through the neck and right facing shoulder. When dealing with gems, these minute attribution points are big and bold. CAC has approved all of four pieces at the MS65 level with two of those four presently in GFRC inventory. An offering from the finest Liberty Seated half dollar completions under construction. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1840(O) Seated 1840-(O)
Rev 1838
VF30
PCGS
16181728
WB-4
Choice $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 1840(O) Seated 1840-(O)
Reverse of 1838
VF25
PCGS
41636020
WB-12
Choice $1950 Rare WB-12 Die Pairing, Medium Letter, Reverse of 1838, Crusty Ebony Gray Patina. Liberty Seated half dollar die variety specialist should take serious note of this 1840(O) WB-12 Medium Letters offering. Unlike the more "available" WB-4 die pairing between a fresh 1840 date obverse and leftover "O" Mint reverse, the WB-12 die pairing sees a progressively cracked reverse with partial die cud at UN(ITED). Bugert has assigned an R6 rarity rating with few known. GFRC is most pleased to be offering this well preserved example that is conservatively graded due to a weak obverse strike. The WB-12 struck examples are consistently seen with partial lower obverse shield details due to a clogged or polished die. I grade this example as full VF30. A thick ebony-gray crust covers both sides while fields are mostly contact mark free. An important opportunity for those who which to own R6 Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1847O Seated 1847-O
MS65+
PCGS
34358140
WB-22
Gem $40000 Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. Yet another Gold CAC piece from the Branch Mint Collection, this stone original 1847-O half is the epitome of originality, with antique surfaces graced by medium silver and gray skin. Fields are primarily silver, with smoky gray shades scattered about the rims on both sides. Nearly all star points are present if faint, while the reverse exhibits typical softness in the left claws. Surfaces are near perfectly smooth and a glass will be required to locate the few marks. WB-22, with obvious repunching on the 7, and a diagonal die line from H extending to the rim. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. From the Gene Gardner Collection (Heritage 5/2015, lot 98468, there presented as NGC MS66 CAC, realized $30,550). Prior to Gardner this coin has a pedigree tracing to the early 20th century and including Stickney, Clapp, and Eliasberg. A finer pedigree is hard to imagine, with Eliasberg and Gardner in particular representing the finest ever collections of Seated coinage. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-2020) with embedded hologram.
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 1849
MS64
PCGS
25262963
WB-11
Choice $5250 New September 28! Repunched 1, Exceptionally Original, Partial Mirrors, Near-Gem, One Finer at CAC, Washington State Collection. Olive-gold obverse patina nicely decorates partially mirrored fields on this near-gem 1849 Liberty Seated half. Reverse coloration is deeper with rose-brown shades. This is the last of the premium Washington State Collection offerings that should promptly be incorporated into an advanced collection. Bright light inspection reveals semi-PL fields with bold reflective obverse luster. Obverse coloring shifts to beautiful peripheral orange while the reverse accentuates its rose hues. Strike is essentially complete with a few right field stars lacking connected center points. A boldly repunched 1 digit, at the base, provides for the WB-11 attribution. CAC has approved ten at the MS64 grade with only one finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 1849
MS62
PCGS
81755106
WB-9
Choice $1600 Ultimate #78 WB-9, Double Date, Choice Original, Newtown Collection. This doubled date piece exhibits digits slightly rotated to the right, with repunching most evident in the 1. Die rust below R in the shield additionally serves to identify the WB-9 variety, while a diagonal die crack connecting the first T and A in STATES is an obvious match with Bugert’s notes on this die marriage. Richly toned, this example features mixed maroon, gold, and bluish-violet patina on both sides. The strike is sharp, with most star centers distinctly impressed and all claw joints separated. Surfaces are original and hairline-free, an important consideration with respect to CAC approval. The CAC population is 46 pieces overall, with 16 examples in MS63 and up. This piece attract considerable bidder interest.
Seated 50C 1850 Seated 1850
EF45
PCGS
81276687

Choice $1600 Underrated Philadelphia Date, Steely Reflective Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval. . An underrated date in the Liberty Seated half dollar series due to significant large denomination melting prior to the reduction of silver planchet weight during 1853. Given the profit potential of silver arbitrage from U.S. silver ladened coins, many issues from 1850 through 1852 were exported and melted. This surviving example is well preserved and sufficiently choice for CAC approval. Residual steely luster is consistent with a higher grade. Both sides are toned light gray that is transparent to the underlying luster. Peripheral gold and aquamarine adds to the overall eye appeal. Strike is fully executed and noteworthy. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU53
PCGS
81022353

Choice $850 New October 3! Arrows & Rays Type, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Arrows & Rays design is a favorite among U.S. type collectors, appearing for one year only, 1853, on quarters and half dollars. The half dollar seems to be the preferred of the two denominations, showcasing the design in a larger format. This is a richly toned piece, with steely, deep gray obverse fields framed by lighter shades at the rim. The reverse is less intensely and more evenly toned with olive and gold patina throughout. Well-struck, with separation evident on most of the claw joints. Die pair identification is virtually impossible with this issue, as the date, arrows, and rays were all punched into master dies. This is an issue intended to be appreciated for its overall design, rather than for small differences between working dies. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1856S Seated 1856-S
EF45
PCGS
36932485
WB-3
Choice $1950 Scarce Early San Francisco Issue, Late Die State, Frosty Luster, Light Gold Toning. Consignor Buyout - Second year of San Francisco half dollar production with limited mintage of 211,000 pieces. An important 1856-S WB-3 struck with late die state dies and completely missing drapery. Bill Bugert, in his Register of Liberty Seated half Dollars Varieties Volume I, indicates that some late die state WB-3 example will be found with completely effaced drapery. This is the case with this example but not marked on the PCGS label. Well preserved with sizable amounts of frosted luster. Bright mint frost surrounds the stars and reverse legend. Toning is a light gold with deeper shades at the peripheries. Strike is typical with well defined stars but the reverse devices exhibit weakness at the eagle wings. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) 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 1866S Seated 1866-S
No Motto
VF30
PCGS
14553447
WB-1
Choice $1600 WB-1, Important No Motto Type, Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Late Die State, Accurately Graded . Always in demand as dual 1866 No Motto/Motto design type. The Civil War has ended and Reconstruction period starts with a reference to God on United States larger denomination coinage. Choice and attractive surfaces with classic gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded. Typical strike for the date with bold die clash mark in the lower right reverse shield resulting in the R4 rarity designation. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and classic gray eye appeal. A perfect candidate for a mid grade date and mintmark set without breaking the bank.
Seated 50C 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 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 1882 Seated 1882
MS65
PCGS
02490061

Gem $6450 Low Mintage Date, Frosted Gem, Completed Strike, Wicked Eye Appeal. Wicked nice eye appeal arrives with this gem 1882 Liberty Seated half. One of the consecutive low mintage dates issued from 1879 through 1890 with only 4,400 struck. So what is this "wicked nice" eye appeal all about? The die condition that produces frosted reflective luster is a combination of uniform micro frost across devices and fields along with still retaining steely polishing. The result is a coin that has a frosted appearance during straight on viewing but issues reflective luster when angled under a bright light. A complete strike and mark free fields are also noted as key ingredients. A wonderful piece and one of many new Summer FUN 2021 purchases. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1893 Barber 1893
PR63CAM
PCGS
27661821

Choice $1850 Superb Eye Appeal, Brilliant Mirrors, Flashy Reflective Luster, Port Matilda Collection. GFRC Consignor Buyout! Price Reduction. The description for this gorgeous 1893 Cameo certified proof 1893 Barber half dollar will be short and sweet. JUST BUY IT NOW or live with the regret if a serious Barber coinage collector. This is a stunning Port Matilda Collection offering with superb eye appeal at the certified grade. Mirrors are brilliant and emit tons of flashy reflective luster. Subtle hairlines in the right obverse field account for the grade on a technical basis. Let's face it, cameo certified proofs are viewed in hand and/or under a bright light. This offerings really performs! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1893 Barber 1893
AU58
PCGS
36015881

Choice $750 Superb Eye Appeal, Lightly Frosty Surfaces, Dancing Cartwheels, CAC Approval. A gorgeous 1893 Barber half with light rose and aquamarine in hand obverse coloring coupled with lightly frosty surfaces. Light gold is predominate on the reverse. Bright light viewing shifts the coloring to reflective pastel shades. A full strike enhances the eye appeal further. A wonderful selection for type or date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1895 Barber 1895
MS64
PCGS
25229355

Gem HOLD
$1750
New October 3! Gem Eye Appeal, Huge Mint Bloom, Swirling Cartwheels, Pastel Toning.. For once, GFRC photography has accurately capture the beauty of a gem Barber half dollar. If you love the images, just wait until in-hand and bright light viewing. This gorgeous half offers substantial mint bloom and dancing cartwheels. Pastel coloring melts away, under a light source, and expose light center rose and peripheral gold on the obverse. The copper-gold reverse also reveals embedded gold and aquamarines hues. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this splendid Barber half. Strike is also hammered. Ideal for a high grade Mint State type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1897S Barber 1897-S
AU55
PCGS
36483853

Choice $3250 Rare 1890s San Francisco Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gray-Gold Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. 1897 San Francisco strikes are one of the tougher Barber half dollar dates of the 1890's. This date is not as rare as the 1897-O or the 1898-S, but remains challenges as compared to the majority of the dates in the series. PCGS population report indicates thirty-nine certified in all AU grades from a mintage of 933,900. That is 0.004% of the reported mintage as a reference. This lovely survivor offers strictly original surfaces that are essentially blemish free. The only abrasion seen under a 10x loupe is one tiny nick on the upper cheek. Satiny cartwheel luster and faint gray-gold patina are attractive for such a scarce date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A rare offering from the Osprey Collection.
Barber 50C 1908O Barber 1908-O
MS64
PCGS
14688018

Choice $1475 New October 14! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Light Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. A marvelous 1908 New Orleans struck Barber half with brilliant frosted luster that is thick and creamy due to a micro-layer of mint frost across the fields and motifs. I was tempted to assign a gem quality rating as the eye appeal is all there. Bright light review exposes swirling cartwheels and a faint golden patina. There is a light toning area by star 1 and two wispy hairlines that hold this piece back from a higher grade on a technical basis. CAC population is nine at the MS64 level with a doubling of prices at MS65 per the CDN CAC guide. Hound Dog Dan has done it again when locating this lovely near-gem for the GFRC client base. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with 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 1908S Barber 1908-S
EF40
NGC
3670641174

Choice $500 Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Residual Luster, Oregon Beaver Collection. This is a lustrous piece for the grade, especially so on the reverse. Remaining luster is frosty and clearly evident as the coin is tilted. Even gray fields host lighter silver devices, all giving way to a bit of olive scattered in the stars and legend. The strike is typical, with the eagle detail merging in several locations. Mintage is less than 2 million, a slightly lower figure within the Barber half series. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1923S Early Commems 1923-S
Monroe
MS65
PCGS
26800220

Gem HOLD
$800
New September 28! Monroe, Rare in Gem, Pristine Surfaces, Frosted Luster, CAC Approval, Washington State Collection. The Monroe silver commemorative was issued as a promotion item by the California film industry during 1923. The high mintage (274,077) resulted in many being spent as the issue had little value over face. Today, circulated Monroe commems are common while full gems are rare. Most will be found with very low relief strikes and marked up obverses that are unattractive. GFRC is pleased to be offering a superb gem example with heavily frosted surfaces that are unabraded. A semi-transparent rose-gold skin is uniform on both sides. An important opportunity for the knowledgeable collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Offered at the CAC price guide number.
Early Commems 50C 1927 Early Commems 1927
Vermont
MS65
PCGS
5528738

Gem $450 New September 28! Vermont Sesquicentennial, Gem Original, Steely Cartwheels, Stately Eye Appeal, Washington State Collection. The Vermont silver commemorative marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington and the independence of Vermont. This is a bold stately design with a steely die finish that closely matches that of the California Jubilee commemorative. Swirling cartwheels appear under during bright light viewing. An superior early silver commemorative offering from the Washington State Collection. Don't pass this one by! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1928 Early Commems 1928
Oregon
MS67
PCGS
25356215

Gem $900 New September 28! Oregon Trail, Superb Gem, Scarcer 1928 Issue, Rich Gold Coloring, Washington State Collection. A visually superb example of the Oregon Trail Memorial silver commemorative as design by James Earle Fraser. Fully struck with a thin golden skin on both sides. Luster is closer to frosty texture than steely. Those with the 1928 date were limited to 6,028 piece as compared to the 1826 Philadelpha and San Francisco issues that totaled over 130,000. Another magnificent gem with a rarity play from the Washington State Collection that is CAC approved and priced consistent with the CAC guide. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 1934
Boone
MS66
NGC Fatty
183349022

Gem $415 New September 28! 1934 Boone Commemorative, Low Mintage, Thick Frosty Luster, Copper-Gold Patina, Superb Gem. The 1934 Boone silver commemorative mintage was limited to 10,007 coins with a high survival rate. This issue is found with frosty to satiny-like luster with excellent eye appeal. Collector challenge is locating an example that they find especially attractive. This lovely Washington State Collection offering is well struck, but more importantly, brings a copper-gold coloration that screams originality. Housed in NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 1934
Maryland
MS66
PCGS
25050362

Gem $350 New September 28! Maryland Tercenternary, Superb Gem, Light Gold Toning, CAC Approval, Washington State Collection. The Maryland silver commemorative half dollar was issue for the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Maryland Colony by Lord Baltimore. Mintage was limited to 25,015 with CAC approved MS66 examples being the last "inexpensive" available grade. This superb gem, from the Washington State Collection, offers textured luster that is closer to satiny rather than frosty. Both sides are toned with golden shades. An absolutely premium example that warrants serious consideration at the offer price. They don't come nicer! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 1936
MS66
PCGS Rattler
2082717

Gem HOLD
$350
Norfolk Bicentennial, Faint Rose Coloring, Brilliant Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. An ornate early U.S. commemorative design that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Norfolk borough. A "majestic" example with hammered strike coupled with faint rose shades that have been enhanced by GFRC photography. This offering is ready as a long term "hold" given the rattler holder and CAC green bean. Mintage is only 16,936. U.S commemoratives have been underrated with this gem example being a smart value at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide is $375. If looking for a top shelf Norfolk Commem, this offering should work nicely.
Early Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 1937
MS66+
PCGS
34804283

Gem $900 Antietam Civil War Battle Commemorative, Superb Gem Original, Old Mint Holder Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1937 Antietam Civil War half dollar commemorative is popular with collectors. The original mintage was 50,028 coins although 32,000 were melted as unsold. Therefore the surviving mintage distributed to collectors is only 18,028. Most surviving examples will grade in the MS63 to MS66 range. This offering is well above average with old mintage holder paper toning that is quite evident on the reverse. Frosty cartwheel luster is brilliant and swirling when viewed under a light source. A superior example that is fairly graded as MS66+ and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 1937
Roanoke
MS66
PCGS
38061675

Gem HOLD
$270
New September 28! Roanoke, Washington State Collection. The Roanoke Island silver commemorative marks the 350th anniversary of Sir Walter Raleigh's "Lost Colony" and the first white child born in British North America. Mintage totaled 29,030 with most survivors found in gem Mint State. This attractive example presents well with rich frosted luster and light honey-gold coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 6. 0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 1946
MS66
NGC
167917004

Gem $295 Booker T Washington, Superb Gem Original, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Incredible Preservation State . A magnificent 1946 Booker T. Washinton commemorative housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder to consider. A superb gem example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is covered with rich rose-gold and aquamarine colors while the reverse glows with fiery rose-gold when any light source is added. CAC approval is icing on the cake. For collectors who desire wildly toned coins.
1 Dollar
Draped Bust $1 1798 Draped Bust 1798
VF35
PCGS
29996974
B-8 BB-125
Choice $4000 Pointed 9, 4 Lines, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Moderately crusty gray fields contrast well with the lighter central devices on this 1798 Draped Bust dollar. A later die state BB-125 example with heavy die crack through the olive leaves and through AMERI(C)A. As with many dollars of the late 18th Century, strike uniformity was a casualty of primitive minting presses. This Osprey Collection offering has a bold strike on the right obverse but sees poor stars definition on the left obverse. A common 1798 die variety with Pointed 9 and four shield verticals on the reverse shield. An ideal candidate as a type coin due to lack of any die variety premium. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust $1 1800 Draped Bust 1800
12 Arrows
EF45
PCGS
08575030

Choice $5500 12 Arrows, Crusty Coin Gray, Steely Mirrored Fields, Fantastic Preservation, Osprey Early Dollar Collection. A wonderful divestment by a restless collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
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.
Seated $1 1857 Seated 1857
MS64+
NGC
4626462007

Gem $16750 Near Condition Census Offering, Mirrored Fields, Gem Original Surfaces, Rose-Gray and Teal Toning, Osprey Collection. 1857 dated Seated dollars will be found with two consistent characteristics. Nearly all survivors in EF through Mint State will exhibit proof like surfaces. Secondly, essential all pieces are weakly struck at the head and surrounding stars. A full strike is probably an R7+ rarity. The divestment of the Dan White Liberty Seated Dollar collection has yielded this near condition census example into the market place. This survivor features the expected mirrored fields and a partial strike at the upper obverse. Perfectly preserved surfaces are unabraded and covered with a base layer of semi-transparent rose-gray coupled with mottled teal blue. PCGS population is a single example certified at MS64+ with three better. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1860 Seated 1860
MS64+
PCGS
40750998

Gem $15500 Gem Original, Natural Olive-Rose Gray, Steely Luster, Osprey Collection. The 1860 Liberty Seated dollar date is believed to have been intended primarily for use in the export trade to China. Despite the relatively high 217,000 mintage, worn examples are quite scarce in today's market with Mint State survivors being very scarce. The Osprey Collection is back from the Summer FUN show with a marvelous 1860 gem to consider. Fields offer a crisp steely texture along with glowing reflective luster under a bright light. Coloring is an olive-rose gray with peripheral blues and aquamarine. In hand inspection is necessary to fully appreciate luster and overall eye appeal. Strike is hammered. There is an ancient line on Liberty's mid-section that precludes an MS65 grade per technical standards, but eye appeal is there. CAC approval validates the quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1871 Seated 1871
AU55
NGC
5745522017
OC-P1
Choice $1750 New October 13! OC-P1 Die Pairing, Proof Strike, Crusty Coin Gray, Fully Choice. What do you know? The TPGs again struggle with proof Liberty Seated dollar certifications. This superb 1871 offering is unquestionably a proof strike given clear reverse diagnostics. GFRC customers are invited to visit the Osburn-Cushing website on Liberty Seated Dollar die varieties and check the OC-P1 listing. This lightly circulated piece has the reverse line above (ST)ATES and a tine on the lower left facing wing. Under the natural coin gray patina are reflective proof fields. Definitely a conversation piece and worthy of special consideration. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Trade $1 1875S Trade 1875-S
MS64
PCGS
2280654

Gem $3400 Superior Originality and Eye Appeal, Steely Reflective Luster, Flashy Cartwheels, 1989 PCGS Holder, CAC Approval. Ex. Poetic Candy and Osprey Collections, This superior 1875-S Trade dollar was originally purchased out of the Poetic Candy Collection during 2017 by the Osprey Collection and now makes a return appearance. This example is a unquestionable gem at the assigned grade. Surfaces are 100% original and untouched. Steely reflective luster is pleasing along with flashy cartwheels during bright light inspection. A faint rose patina covers both sides but does not impede the luster. Strike is big and bold; every minor detail is so well defined. Two bag marks above Liberty's out stretched arm are the only abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989) old green holder with CAC approval. Worthy of special consideration and a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation.
Trade $1 1876S Trade 1876-S
MS64+
PCGS
41354572

Gem $5900 Remarkable Preservation, Glowing Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Wicked Good Eye Appeal. 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.
Trade $1 1877 Trade 1877
MS63+
PCGS
20769869
II/II
Choice $1895 Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Champagne-Gold Toning, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Choice Original. A lustrous, softly frosted 1877 Philadelphia strike that is a high end MS63. This Black Point Collection offering displays surprisingly clean surfaces with pleasing champagne-gold toning that shows hints of blue around the peripheries. The peripheral stars are not fully struck, but the central devices are sharp. PCGS MS63+ population is a tiny three pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Type II/II. As reference, CDN CAC guide is $2250 at MS63 grade level.
Trade $1 1877S Trade 1877-S
MS65+
PCGS
34629640

Gem $12000 Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. A light gold skin evenly covers the obverse while the reverse reveals original silver color. The 1877-S is a high mintage issue, but the quality here is anything but common. A quick flip in hand reveals substantial cartwheel and the flash is generous. Star centers are sharp and the eagle feathers are completely delineated. A few ticks are scattered on both sides, with no marks of note. Despite the abundant mintage this piece is close to the condition census. CAC reports only eight examples in MS66 and above, while PCGS notes eight pieces at MS65+ and 10 in higher grades. This is clearly a high-end representative of the type, and, while not inexpensive, collectors should keep in mind that there are few bargains in numismatics and that quality usually requires a healthy investment. With MS66 CAC pieces priced at $20,000, this near-MS66 quality piece should draw a strong price. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan 1878-S
MS64
NGC
4387560001

Choice $325 New October 7! Light Gold, Steely Fields, Swirling Cartwheels, Near-Gem Original, CAC Approval. 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
NGC
4559914008

Gem HOLD
$325
New October 7! Gem Original, Partially Mirrored, JUST BUY IT NOW. A superb 1878-S Morgan with partially mirrored fields and wicked nice reflective luster and cartwheel action. Overall eye appeal warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Aquamarine-gold toning is transparent to the underlying reflective luster. Housed in new large font NGC holder with fresh CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan 1880-S
64Star
NGC
4266023004

Gem HOLD
$400
New October 7! Partially Mirrored, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Gem Eye Appeal. This 1880-S Star rated Morgan is an unquestionable gem with exception eye appeal. NGC and CAC have certainly noted and applied accurate certifications. This is one of those "wow" coins that will be a prize in a type set or a regular Morgan dollar set. It is more than appropriate to issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation to do this coin justice. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and fresh CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan 1881-S
MS65PL
NGC
178460012

Gem $600 New October 7! Proof Like Designation, Light Aquamarine with Peripheral Gold, Gem Original. This 1881-S Morgan dollar is a superb gem with MS65 Proof Like designation. Fields are highly reflective with minimal abrasions. During in-hand viewing, the obverse coloring is limited to peripheral aquamarine-gold while the reverse is strictly gold. Angled bright light inspection reveals hints of green hues, further augmenting the eye appeal. Housed in NGC 5 (1992-1995) Fatty holder with PL designation and fresh CAC approval. The reverse hologram is partial.
Morgan $1 1889S Morgan 1889-S
MS63
PCGS
41877635

Choice $445 Scarce San Francisco Date, Medium Rose-Gray Toning, Old Time Originality. The 1889-S date was once considered the rarest Morgan dollars given its low 700,000 mintage. With time, bags were released from the San Francisco mint resulting in increased availability. This survivor is the opposite of the common dipped frosty pieces that one finds in the market. A natural rose-gray "skin" is consistent on both sides. Bright light review promptly exposes rose and orange hues. Minimally abraded for the assigned grade. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1891S Morgan 1891-S
MS63
PCGS
21935108

Choice $395 New September 17! Radiate Reflective Luster, Partially Mirrored, Near-Gem, CAC Approval. Let's start the description for this gorgeous 1891-S Morgan dollar with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Both sides offer partially mirrored fields resulting in sharp reflective luster and dancing cartwheels. A few ticks on the cheek and right obverse substantiate the certified grade from a technical perspective. However, the eye appeal is that of a higher grade. Who puts a 10x on a Morgan dollar these days? CAC population report shows a substantial price jump from MS63 to MS64. I believe this example is a compelling value at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004) holder with CAC approval.
Peace $1 1926D Peace 1926-D
MS66+
PCGS
37997103

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

Choice $5650 CAC Condition Census, Rare in Mint State, Rich Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Grades, Osprey Collection. The 1852-O has the second lowest mintage of any Type 1 New Orleans mint gold dollar and is also the second rarest. Locating choice examples in higher uncirculated grades is very difficult. The CAC population report validates this fact with only three approved at MS63 level and three finer. Rich frosty luster is the highlight of this choice original offering. Surfaces are essentially abrasion free with a few very faint wispy hairlines seen under bright light viewing and nothing else. Obverse die is heavily cracked with die cracks from 9:00 to Liberty's nose and another from star to the bonnet. Coloring is natural medium green-gold. Strike is typical with the reverse DO(LL)AR and 8 digit being a tad weak. Overall, a quality representative of this rare date in Mint State. Freshly graded and housed in Gen 6.0S Gold Shield PCGS holder with CAC approval. An exceptional advanced collector offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$1 1853-D
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU50
NGC
4251402007

Choice $4950 New October 13! 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 1853-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS63
PCGS
13727119

Choice $2150 Ideal Type 1 New Orleans Type Set Candidate, Satiny Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Heavily Worn Dies. 1853 New Orleans strikes are scarce at the choice Mint State level with mintage of 290,000. Choice original surfaces a toned a medium green-gold and well preserved. Satiny luster and active cartwheels are most attractive during bright light inspection. Full struck from heavily eroded dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1853-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS62
PCGS
39509112

Choice $1295 New October 8! Rich Honey-Orange Gold Coloring, Frosted Luster, Choice Original, New England Collection. A sharply struck and popular New Orleans example with choice original surfaces. Honey-orange gold coloring is consistent along with frosty luster that radiates equally from both sides. Fully struck with die rust pitting easily seen across Liberty's cheek and neck. Stars are fully formed and elevated. A no question original specimen that easily secured CAC green bean approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$1 1873
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64
PCGS
42173027

Gem $10500 Very Rare Closed 3 Variety, Proof Like, Honey-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. The 1873 Closed 3 gold dollar was unknown until discovered by Harry X. Boosel during recent times. One of the rarest coins in any U.S. gold series but continues to be underrated due to lack of publicity. The "Closed 3" essentially looks like an 8 digit without careful scrutiny. The Osprey Collection is back from Summer FUN with an MS64 offering that is also illustrated as a CoinFacts plate coin. Fields are partially mirrored with light die clashing on both sides. Coloring is a uniform honey-gold. Mintage is listed at a tiny 1,800 strikes. CAC population is 3 at MS64 and one finer at MS66. A condition census offering for the serious gold collectors among us. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1874
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64
NGC
233980001

Gem $960 Superb Eye Appeal, Brilliant Orange-Gold Luster, Pristine NGC Fatty Holder. Small denomination silver and gold coins typically don't perform well in the thick old Fatty NGC holders due to limited angular lighting within the small cavity. Having said that, this 1874 $1 gold piece comes with so much brilliant gold luster that easily overcomes the old holder limitations. Rich orange-gold coloring and frosted luster are consistent on both sides. Center die bulging is evident on the reverse along with very subtle vertical roller lines as made. A super cool example that is thoroughly pleasing. Housed in pristine NGC Gen 4 (1989-1991) brown label Fatty holder.
Gold G$1 1889
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS65+
NGC
3755845005

Gem $1600 New September 22! Ideal for Type, Intense Frosted Luster, Yellow-Honey Gold Coloring, Complete Strike, Washington State Collection. 1889 brought the final year of the Type 3 Indian Princess gold dollar issue. Mintage is 28,950 which might not appear large when applied to modern day standards but many were saved during that timeframe. As a result, this date is plentiful at the Mint State level and an ideal candidate for type. This gem example has been released from the Washington State Collection, an individual with a discerning eye for premium copper, silver, and gold coins. Surfaces are covered with a thick layer of mint frost which results in brilliant luster and vibrant cartwheels. Coloring is yellow-honey gold that is consistent on both sides. Strike is complete with bold motifs. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1852
Liberty
MS61
NGC
3043703009

Choice $6400 Rare Mint State Specimen, Orange-Gold Coloring, Frosted Luster, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection has done another marvelous job of locating a rare Mint State 1852 $10 gold piece. Regardless of the 263,106 pieces minted, this date is scarce in all circulated grades. Mint State populations are anemic with MS61/62 specimens being the only options for high end collectors. If adding in CAC approval, the selection option are very limited. GFRC is pleased to be offering a choice example with natural orange-gold patina and minimally abraded surfaces. Frosty luster is promptly evident on both sides during bright light review. A CAC approved example that should not last long on the GFRC price list. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder. Please note that the upper obverse rose shades on GFRC images are due to old holder haze and not reflective of the true coloring in that area.
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 1866-S
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
25064567

Choice $24500 No Motto, $10 Gold Rarity, Well Preserved Surfaces, CAC Approval. The highlight of Summer FUN 2021 new purchases is this $10 U.S. gold rarity. Mintage for the 1866-S No Motto date is reported to be 8,500 pieces. PCGS has certified 47 pieces in all grades while CAC has approved 9 example from both grading services. No Mint State example are known. These populations reports are consistent with PCGS Price Guide estimate of 40 to 55 known given the regrades embedded in TPG reports. GFRC is pleased to be offering this well preserved specimen that belongs in an advanced collection. Bright light inspection reveals a base greenish-gold coloring that is overlaid with peripheral orange and rose shades. As made mint frost is still present surrounding stars and the reverse eagle. Undisturbed mint frost within the olive branch and (UNI)TED provides a hint as to this piece's original coloring and beauty. Surfaces are without any significant abrasions. An unquestionable end of Civil War rarity issued prior to the inclusion of IN GOD WE TRUST motto on United States coinage. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1894
Liberty
MS61
NGC
124249006

Choice $1325 Attractive Honey-Gold Coloring, Frosted Luster and Cartwheels, Conservative Grading. Yes, the asking price is at a premium to the guides for this gorgeous 1894 $10 eagle. A premium example with honey-gold toning and minimal abrasions at the assigned grade. Surfaces are covered with micro mint frost that results in pleasing luster and cartwheel action. Well above average for the assigned grade. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1897
Liberty
MS61
PCGS Doily
7345764

Choice $1800 New August 20! Rare Doily Holder, Choice Original, Satisfying Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. The arrival of CAC approved Liberty $10 gold housed in PCGS Doily holders is a noteworthy event. The Doily was produced during September and October 1989 and promptly discontinued in lieu of the "old green holder" that spanned from 1989 through 1998. If a fan of early numismatics and desiring to place physical gold in a collection, these 1897 and 1898 $10 eagles warrant serious consideration. Both pieces are fully choice with minimal abrasions at the certified grade. Housed in Gen 2.0 (1989) Doily holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1898
Liberty
MS61
PCGS Doily
8203167

Choice $1800 New August 20! Rare Doily Holder, Choice Original, Satisfying Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. The arrival of CAC approved Liberty $10 gold housed in PCGS Doily holders is a noteworthy event. The Doily was produced during September and October 1989 and promptly discontinued in lieu of the "old green holder" that spanned from 1989 through 1998. If a fan of early numismatics and desiring to place physical gold in a collection, these 1897 and 1898 $10 eagles warrant serious consideration. Both pieces are fully choice with minimal abrasions at the certified grade. Housed in Gen 2.0 (1989) Doily holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1899
Liberty
MS61
NGC Fatty
144862010

Choice $1325 With Motto Type, Honey-Gold Coloring, Conservative Grading, CAC Approval. Conservative grading is promptly noted on this With Motto $10 1899 Philadelphia issue. Minimal abrasions are seen during 10x loupe inspection and less than expected at the certified grade. Pretty honey-gold coloring is consistent on both sides. Luster falls into the frosted realm. CAC approval certainly validates the originality and overall eye appeal. Housed in pristine NGC Gen 4 (1989-1992) fatty holder. The reverse hologram is fully intact along with no chips on the raised holder edge. An excellent possibility for type at a fair price.
Gold G$10 1907
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
33635102

Choice $1350 Last Year Design Issue, Choice Original, Classic Greenish-Gold, Steely Luster, CAC Approval. A "stately" 1907 $10 Lib with classic green-gold eye appeal. Center green is nicely framed by honey-gold at the peripheries. All devices are well struck and elevated. Brilliant steely luster rounds out the reasons why this piece should be purchased. A last year of design issue for those who might collection on a type basis. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1907
Liberty
MS61
PCGS OGH
7350269

Gem $1485 New September 13! Gem Original, Rich Frosted Luster, Greenish Gold Coloring, Vintage PCGS Holder, Osprey Collection. Let's start the description for this gem 1907 Liberty $10 gold piece with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Superb eye appeal is driven by thick frosty luster along with swirling cartwheels from greenish-gold colored surfaces. Two stray lines (one on obverse and another on the reverse) could have driven the assigned grade during a period of very conservative grading. The PCGS Gen 2.1 (1989) early old green holder is in pristine condition and still retains the "squishy" feeling when the holder edges are squeezed. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion for this lovely gem.
Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
36755589

Choice $1150 Satiny Luster, Light Greenish-Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, Choice and Well Preserved. Ideal for type given the higher mintage. This 1852 $2.5 quarter eagle offers satiny luster along with active cartwheels. Strike is hammered with all devices fully impressed. Surfaces are unabraded with luster being the dominant factor for the assigned grade. CAC review validated the strict originality and accurate grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$2.5 1862
Liberty
AU58
NGC
3311124012

Choice $3900 New September 22! 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 1903
Liberty
MS66+
NGC
6056841002

Gem $2350 Exceptional Gem, Glowing Frosted Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, A Simple Amazing Offering for Type. A magnificent $2.5 Liberty quarter eagle that belongs in an advanced type set or whatever the collecting goal might be. Sparkling frosted luster is thoroughly pleasing with a glowing appearance under a light source. Coloring adds to the delight as background green-gold is layered with rose-orange shades. The combination of multi-color toning and glistening luster will leave some less experienced collectors breathless. Surfaces are essentially unabraded as expected for the certified grade level. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation.
Gold G$2.5 1903
Liberty
MS65
NGC
366293023

Gem HOLD
$1135
Ideal Type Candidate, Brilliant Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, Superb Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1903 $2.5 Liberty gold piece that is ideal for a type set. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation when considering the brilliant luster that explodes during bright light assessment. Cartwheel action is superb and pleasing. Strike is boldly executed. This offering is well balance and attractive as the gem grade level. Priced below the CAC guide. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1904
Liberty
MS66+
PCGS
41791230

Gem $2100 Superb Gem, Intense Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold, Ideal for Advanced Type Set. Handling MS66 and MS67 graded U.S. gold is one of the perks of the GFRC business and an inquisitive collector attitude. Intense luster, as if just mint struck, is the hallmarks of superb gem coins with marks having a technical impact. This new GFRC purchase is unquestionably a frosty original lustrous 66+ specimen with just two ticks away from MS67 certification. Eye appeal is of the higher grade and difficult to describe without in-hand viewing. Coloring is traditional greenish-gold with an intense glow. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1907
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
4550032

Gem HOLD
$1050
New October 12! All in One Package! Gold CAC, OGH, Perfect Gold Type, Osprey Collection. An ideal offering for U.S. type gold collectors that covers all the bases. This piece is housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder for starters along with being Gold CAC approved. Old time conservative grading is immediately apparent when first viewing this piece in-hand and under a light source. Rich frosted luster is consistent on both sides as is the hammered strike. Fields are very well preserved with a single hairline in the upper left reverse field that warrants mention. I would grade this piece MS64+ and have priced it accordingly. Yet another fine new purchase by the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1908
Indian
MS63
NGC
3063293007

Choice $1550 New August 19! First Year Issue Type, Super Satiny Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. 1908 brought a transition of the $2.5 gold denomination from the classic Liberty Head to a much more artistically pleasing Indian Head per Bela Lyon Pratt. This first year design strike brings noteworthy eye appeal given its satiny luster and honey-gold coloring. Obverse strike is deeply impressed revealing the miniscule details of the Pratt design. Unfortunately, the reverse eagle strike is not as bold due to missing die details. The reverse die design was enhanced during subsequent years. A full choice specimen that deserved serious consideration. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS64
PCGS
25048647

Choice HOLD
$1025
Glowing Satiny Luster, Orange and Greenish-Gold Coloring, Complete Strike, CAC Approval.. Most United States gold coinage will be found with either greenish-gold or orange-gold uniform coloring. Infrequent are cases where the two dominant toning colors are intermixed on the same coin. This 1926 gem G$2.5 Indian is one of those occurrences. Rich orange gold covers nearly all of the obverse. Coloring mixtures are more prevalent on the reverse. Under a light source, I see green-gold in front of the eagle and down to the olive leaf plus additional greens on the tail feathers. A well struck quarter eagle with essentially unabraded surfaces. Housed in Gen 4.5 (2011-1013) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1927
Indian
MS64
PCGS
85169371

Choice $1025 Thick Satiny Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. If in the market for a near-gem $2.5 Indian for a type set, this 1927 example would "fit the bill" nicely. A greenish-gold toned example that is well struck with fully defined reverse feathers. Bright light review reveals thick satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels. Buying a choice quarter eagle gold strike is fundamentally a matter of finish preference. These will be found with frosty or satiny luster. This one excels with the latter finish. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1873
Liberty
AU55
NGC
660521006
Open 3
Choice $2500 Open 3, Combination Numismatic and Bullion Play, CAC Approval. If searching for CAC approved $20 gold as a bullion and numismatic acquisition, this choice 1873 Open 3 Philadelphia may warrant attention. Frosty honey-gold patina covers both sides and is quite attractive. Surfaces are minimally abraded too. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1889-S
Liberty
MS60
NGC
159737008

Choice $2400 Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Considerable Eye Appeal at Grade, CAC Approval. My first reaction when purchasing this lovely 1889 San Francisco struck $20 double eagle was the inconsistencies between the certified grade and the actual coin. The MS60 conjures thoughts of a problematic or heavily abraded coin that is ugly. Well, the CAC green bean has dispelled that notion as this is a most attractive piece of gold with light orange-gold coloring. Surfaces are minimally abraded while the frosted luster is pleasing. If contemplating adding bullion gold to a numismatic portfolio, this 1889-S offering also brings numismatic enjoyment along with the pricing protection of CAC approval. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Gold G$20 1900
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
42194228

Gem $3700 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, Intricate Strike. A beautiful late date Liberty $20 gold strike with frosted luster and honey-gold coloring. CAC approval rewards the near-gem surfaces and overall eye appeal. Strike is fully executed with intricate reverse devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1900
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
42194222

Gem $3750 Attractive Two Color Circular Toning, Frosted Luster, Undisturbed Fields, CAC Approval. The appearance of this 1900 Philadelphia strike double eagle is rather cool! Both sides share the same toning pattern with center rose-gold nicely framed by a thick copper-gold ring. Adding to the viewing pleasure are essentially undisturbed fields with grade limiting micro chatter being limited to Liberty's chin. CAC approval is icing on the cake for this gem original Type III double eagle. I've got to call a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation on this offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Gold G$20 1904-S
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
39843703

Choice $3425 Better Late San Francisco Date, Near-Gem Surfaces, Superb Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. Micro-textured frosted surfaces are minimally abraded on this near-gem 1904-S $20 double eagle. Brilliant luster originates from both sides. Coloring is classic orange-gold. Strike is complete and perfectly rounds out the eye appeal. Worthy of careful consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1911-D
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
40852387

Choice $2875 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval.. CAC approved U.S. gold continues to garner attention and is the fastest growing GFRC product line. Some collectors have decided to diversify their portfolios with physical holdings. Multiple options are available from straight bullion to CAC approved collector gold. The latter has become increasingly popular due to assurance of quality and marketability. Case in point is this superb 1911 Denver struck Saint with rich mint bloom resulting in thick frosted luster that screams originality. Classic light orange-gold coloring also contains some embedded greens during bright light review. A near-gem that warrants close consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1915-S
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
38055316

Choice $2975 Near-Gem, Fantastic Eye Appeal, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Frosted Luster and Cartwheels. The latest GFRC U.S gold cavalcade includes this near-gem 1915 San Francisco strike. Bright light eye appeal is captivating with the piece difficult to put down. Honey-gold coloring is accentuated by rich frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels. This piece is essentially unabraded and conservatively grade. CAC approval validates the obvious originality and overall eye appeal. Guaranteed to please. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Gold G$20 1922
St Gaudens
MS62
NGC
400390020

Choice $2450 Brilliant Green-Gold Luster, Choice Surfaces, Pristine NGC Gen 4.0 Fatty Holder. A thoroughly pleasing 1922 $20 Saint Gaudens offering that is encased in NGC Gen 4.0 Fatty holder along with CAC approval. Every aspect of this double eagle is top shelf. Green-gold brilliant frosty luster is accentuated when viewed under a light source. Eye appeal is superb since grade limiting marks are well hidden in contoured device surfaces and not seen in the fields. First glance inspection immediately suggests a higher grade. The early NGC holder has also been well preserved with no chipped edges and a full reverse hologram. CAC approval validates the originality and well preserved surfaces. This offering belongs in a box of 20 collection for eye appeal rather than rarity. Please be aware that CAC premiums and bullion content continue to increase the price of $20 double eagles.
Gold G$20 1923-D
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
40605982

Gem $2750 New August 19! Sparkling Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Honey-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with a stunning 1923-D Saint that warranted a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This $20 double eagle is CAC approved and for good reasons. Exceptional eye appeal is a function of sparkling frosted luster that explodes into view under a bright light. Swirling cartwheels add to the delight. Coloring is a pleasing honey-gold. This piece has minimal contact marks with placement in unobtrusive locations. Believe me, this offering has eye appeal of a higher grade and will be thoroughly satisfying upon receipt. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Gold G$20 1924
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
4941174

Choice $2750 Near-Gem, Natural Orange-Gold Coloring, Minimally Abraded, CAC Approval. CAC premiums are ramping in conjection with with the longer term trend in spot gold prices. Today's buyers want the assurance of the CAC green bean for this heavy weight gold coins. This 1924 Saint is accurately graded with natural orange gold patina. Strike is big and bold. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$3 1854-O
Princess
EF45
PCGS
35412582

Choice $3850 Sole New Orleans $3 Issue, Choice Surfaces, Classic Green-Gold Coloring. 1854 saw the introduction of the $3 gold denomination at three of the four active mints of that period. A strategy to strike the new denomination at the Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Dahlonega mint covered the territorial U.S. during that timeframe. The New Orleans mint ceased production in 1854. Was this due to lack of acceptance by the southern population? This CAC approved survivor is one of 24,000 struck. Surfaces are 100% original with natural deep green-gold coloration coupled with peripheral light orange-gold. One has to look long and hard to locate a blemish on this near-gem example. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$3 1856
Princess
AU55
PCGS
16294502

Choice HOLD
$1775
New September 13! Ideal for $3 Gold Type, Orange-Gold Coloring, Frosted Luster, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with an ideal $3 gold type coin offering. Though minatge is only 26,010, this date is moderately scarce and attractively priced given it natural orange-gold coloring and choice surfaces. Rich frosty luster is seen during bright light inspection. CAC approval validates the strict originality and conservative grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$3 1868
Princess
AU58
PCGS
12872859

Choice $4650 New September 22! Low Mintage, Semi PL Surfaces, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Washington State Collection. 1868 saw only 4,850 $3 gold pieces struck at the Philadelphia mint. A portion of that mintage most likely found its way to eastern seaboard collectors. The Washington State Collection is releasing a well preserved example that retains is partially mirrored fields that radiates sharp reflective luster. A base layer of honey-gold is overlaid with orange hues. Eye appeal is compelling and will please the most selective collector. A premium offering that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$3 1878
Princess
MS64
NGC
339429004

Choice $7300 New October 14! High End $3 Gold Type Candidate, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. The 1878 $3 Princess gold date is the most common survivor. Availability makes this date perfect for Mint State type collectors who desire near-gems or gems in their collections. Luster is intensely brilliant and of a frosted texture which is typical of the issue. Coloring is also typical as many will be seen with honey-gold shades. Surfaces are essentially blemish free other than a few squiggles above the 3 digit on the reverse. Housed in NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) holder with CAC approval. The reverse NGC holder hologram label is partially missing. Yet another quality U.S. gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$3 1882
Princess
AU58
PCGS
39003405

Choice $5900 New August 17! Repunched Date, Choice Original, Green-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. 1882 $4 gold production was limited to only 1,500 pieces. Most were surely destined for the growing number of East Coast collectors. During reverse die preparation, the 2 digit was oddly repunched. My initial assessment without digging out the Cherrypickers book is that the first date punch was placed upside down and later corrected. This cool Osprey Collection offering is fully choice and warrants its coveted CAC green bean. Partially mirrored fields emit reflective luster during bright light inspection. Surfaces are free of any marks though there are some wispy field lines under the chin of no consequence. Coloring is classic green-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The label states, "RPD FS-301".
Gold G$5 1802/1
Draped Bust
AU58
NGC
652843001

Choice $18500 Draped Bust Large Eagle Type, Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with a fine lot of quality U.S. gold including this noteworthy 1802/1 $5 gold piece. A one of kind offering when considering the original frosty mint bloom and gorgeous orange-gold patina over center green-gold. When placed under a light source, orange-yellow-gold mint frost surrounds the obverse stars and reverse legend. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worth of mention even with the time in circulation. Some micro chatter will be found in the obverse fields. Mintage was limited to 53,176 though present day survival rate is above average. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1836
Classic Head
EF40
PCGS
38932256

Choice $1560 Dirty Green-Gold Patina, Choice Preservation, CAC Approval. An unquestionably original 1836 Classic Head $5 half eagle with a crusty or "dirty" gold appearance. Evenly worn with minimal contact marks. GFRC images accurately capture the natural coloring and preservation stage. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion for this lovely piece. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1847-C
Liberty
VF30
NGC
5742591001

Choice $2900 New August 17! Copper Green-Gold, Well Preserved, Attractive Circulated Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. . Well preserved and essentially unabraded surfaces are impressive on this circulated 1847 Charlotte strike. Coloring is a natural copper green-gold as one would expect from early branch mint gold. CAC approved validates the unquestionable originality. From the Osprey Collection and housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1847-C
Liberty
FR2
PCGS
15610691

Choice HOLD
$1700
New September 13! Lowest Certified and CAC Approval Example, Lowball Set, Osprey Collection. If working on a $5 gold lowball set, this 1847 Charolette struck gold piece is a necessity. This is the lowerst PCGS certified specimen in existence and ditto for CAC approve population. Regardless of the extensive wear, this lovely example still retains it base green-gold coloring with light orange overlays. Surface are fully choece and free an any major abrasions. A super cool Osprey Collection offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1852-D
Liberty
AU55
NGC
1845692001

Choice $5600 Difficult Grade, Green-Gold Coloring, Ideal Dahlonega Type, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with an 1852 Dahlonega $5 that should garner the attention of U.S. gold specialists. Mintage is 91,564 with most survivors clustered in the EF40 though AU53 grade range. PCGS certified population drops off quickly starting at AU55 with only eight Mint State pieces recorded. CAC approved populations follow the same pattern with only three Mint State pieces approved. This AU55 example features deep green-gold coloring with residual mint frost in the protected areas. Strike is typical of the issue with weakly struck borders and stars. Surfaces are lightly abraded, again consistent with reported observations by noted gold specialist, Doug Winter. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval. Please note this piece has an angular position in the NGC holder with the obverse top leaning forward and the bottom date being angled back. This angular position impacts photography and resulting images. The holder also has a vertical plastic haze strip on the lower reverse.
Gold G$5 1857
Liberty
AU50
PCGS
42469880

Choice HOLD
$900
New October 14! Better No Motto Date, Frosted Luster, CAC Approval. A low CAC population early Philadelphia strike with choice surfaces and frosted luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1881
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
39615137

Choice $950 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 1885-S
Liberty
MS62
PCGS Rattler
9095900

Choice $825 New October 14! Ideal $5 Gold Motto Type, Rich Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Conservative Grading. If searching for a premium $5 With Motto gold piece for type, this premium 1885-S example might be worth considering. Conservatively graded with rich frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Fully struck with minimal abrasions at the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) Rattler holder with CAC approval. The old PCGS rattler holder certainly adds additional charm from the early years of the TPG services.
Gold G$5 1886
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
60159703

Choice $3450 Rare Grade, Near-Gem Original, Glowing Frosty Luster, CAC Approval, Nevada Collection. GFRC presents an 1886 $5 half eagle from the Nevada Collection that warrants prompt attention by U.S. gold specialists. Though mintage is report as 388,360, few have been graded at the MS64 level with only three finer at PCGS. CAC population is a tiny four piece at the MS64 level with a sole MS66 approved. Let's shift the focus this the offered half eagle. Glowing frosty luster, swirling cartwheels, and rich orange-gold coloring greeted me during initial bright light review. Yes, this is a "wow" coin and deserving of its CAC green bean. Strike is fully executed with just a few tiny field abrasion consistent with the assigned grade. The glowing luster is just fantastic and will surely please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
6088561005

Choice $1185 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Light Rose-Gold Coloring, 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 rose-gold. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
6088561032

Choice $1185 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 $1185 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 $1185 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 1900
Liberty
MS63
NGC
3275180001

Choice $875 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 1907
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
41437376

Choice $1325 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, Complete Strike, Ex. Fairmont Collection. A near-gem final year of Liberty $5 gold issue that sports brilliant frosted luster along with honey-gold coloring. Surfaces are extremely well preserved with a few obverse micro ticks that preclude full gem status. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade as we've come to expect from the Fairmont Collection pedigree. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval. PCGS label states the Fairmont Collection pedigree.
Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
81886508

Choice $875 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-D
Indian
MS64
NGC
2565794006

Choice $2350 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 1916-S
Indian
MS63
PCGS OGH
4882888

Choice $4850 Scarce Mint State Grade, Deep Dirty Orange-Gold Patina, Rich Satiny Luster, Superb Eye Appeal. Rich satiny luster and deep orange-gold are the highlights of this superb 1916-S half eagle offering. This piece is from the final year of San Francisco mint $5 gold production and sports a mintage of 240,000. A small hoard of approximately 200 pieces in MS-63 or lower grades pieces surfaced in years past fueling most of those available for present collectors. I'm most impressed by the rich orange-gold coloring and dirty "skin" that covers both sides. The satiny luster is exactly as expected for crusty surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. An 85% CAC Buyback offering that will be found in the Sales Archive.
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