CAC Certified Coins

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

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

There are 325 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on December 5, 2019

Photo Type Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Half & 1 Cent
Early Copper 1C 1852 Early Copper 1852
MS64+BN
NGC
3607443002

Gem $535 Gem Original, Perfect Planchet, Uniform Chocolate Brown, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Even as a non copper collector, I can still appreciate a thoroughly gem original large cent when one arrives at the GFRC office. Chocolate brown patina is uniform while the strike is crisply executed. Planchet is problem free. Satiny luster is evident under the thick patina. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval validates what my eyes see....strict originality and eye appeal. Yet another gem offering from the Santa Fe Collection to consider.
Flying Eagle 1C 1857 Flying Eagle 1857
MS60
PCGS OGH
2422921

Choice $1125 New November 4! Pre-Whitman Baltimore Show Sale! Ideal for PCGS OGH Type Collection, Choice Original, GOLD CAC Approval. One of four 1857 Flying Eagle cents to be awared a Gold CAC sticker. This choice original specimen is ideal for a PCGS Rattler type set or more aggressive Gold CAC set. Fully struck with brown-gold luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with GOLD CAC approval. To be featured at the GFRC Chicago ANA table #1634.
Indian 1C 1862 Indian 1862
PR66+
PCGS
09896929

Gem HOLD
$4200
New November 25! Registry Set Candidate, Matted Reflective Mirrors, Swirling Luster, Hammered Strike, Batimore New Purchase. A splendid Whitman Baltimore show new purchase. This registry set caliber Indian proof cent offers matted type finished mirrors rather than watery. The reflective luster is crisp with swirling cartwheels. Strike is absolutely hammered. Bright light viewing is lots of fun with no surface issues or irregular toning to distract the eyes. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please note the old PCGS serial number.
Indian 1C 1892 Indian 1892
PR65RD CAM
PCGS
21542516

Gem HOLD
$3250
New November 26! CAC/PCGS Registry Set Quality, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Full Red Cameo Proof, JUST BUY IT NOW!. A superb gem 1892 Indian cent proof with exceptional eye appeal. GFRC images accurately capture the undisturbed full red coloring and appropriate Cameo designation. PCGS population is six at the PR65 grade level with five better (PR66). CAC population for Proof Red Cameo is a scant five piece with three at this grade level and one finer. If planning to build the ultimate Indian Head cent proof set on the new CAC/PCGS registry, then this piece is a must. I'm so enthusiatic about handling this wonderful gem that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
5 Cents
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
MS64+
NGC
4631859010
LM-13.1
Gem $2150 Pure Capped Bust Half Dime Eye Candy, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Muti-Color Patina, Gem Original Surfaces, Osprey Collection. An exceptional first year 1829 strike from the LM-13.1 die pairing. Eye candy is the best approach to describe the vivid gold-orange, rose, blues, violets and pink shades on this lovely gem. Brilliant frosty luster is equally impressive during bright light viewing. Let's also mention that both sides are deeply impressed with full devices. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A splendid offering from the Osprey Collection that was carefully hand picked at the 2019 Summer FUN show. Worthy of the finest Capped Bust Half Dime collections.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 1830
MS63
PCGS
5787138
LM-13
Gem $1800 Gem Original, Golden Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Undergraded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. What a lovely little gem Capped Bust half dime and better die variety! This 1830 LM-13 is easily attributed by the long obverse die crack from star 6 through the cap and back to right rim between starts 8 and 9. A gorgeous mint state example with vibrant frosty luster that is most pleasing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC GOLD approval validates the current undergraded status as there is no question this piece is full MS64 or better. Again a no question gem original offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection that will please the most selective advanced collector. If you like the images, then the coin in hand will be that much better.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
AU58
PCGS
33620081
LM-7
Choice $435 LM-7, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Teal-Rose Patina, Eye Appeal, Baltimore New Purchase. A thoroughly pleasing 1832 LM-7 Capped Bust half dime to consider with lightly mirrored fields under the teal-rose toning. Angling under a bright light brings about reflective luster on the obverse and mostly frosty characteristic on the reverse. Obverse is fully struck with nicely defined stars per the GFRC images. Reverse has some weakness at the lower left wing but is forgiven given the overall eye appeal. AU58 with CAC approval is the perfect "value" grade for collectors. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC green bean.
Capped Bust 5C 1833 Capped Bust 1833
AU55
PCGS
34377560
LM-1
Choice $335 Mirrored Surfaces, Thick Crusty Golden-Gray Patina, Crisp Reflective Luster, CAC Approval. An impressive 1833 LM-1 Capped Bust half dime is that poorly presented by GFRC images. This offering has mirrored surfaces covered with thick golden-gray toning. Regardless of the toning, the fields are crisply reflective under a light source. Reverse has ebony highlight on the eagle. Strike is fully executed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 1837
Large Date
AU53
PCGS
30178305

Choice $535 New October 23! Large Date, Repunched Date, Classic Gun Metal Gray Toning, Smooth Choice Original Surfaces, Wonderful Type Piece, White Pine Collection. If in the market for an above average 1837 Seated half dime type piece, then the search is over. This well above average specimen is covered original gun metal gray patina with residual luster available during bright light inspection. Fields are unabraded coupled with heavy repunching on the date digits. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. A "Top of the Ladder" offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 5C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
AU53
PCGS
32912384

Choice $375 New October 16! Choice Original, Thick Crusty Golden-Gray Patina, Completely Struck, CAC Approval, Titan Collection. 1839 No Drapery Liberty Seated half dime are an ideal candidate for type set collecting. The Titan Collection Is back with a completely unmolested example that is truly special. Surfaces have grown a thick crusty patina with gray centers and golden peripheries. The reverse skin is so thick that it might just peel off! Strike is complete executed with bold devices on both sides If would be difficult to find a more crusty original specimen which still showcases its golden residual luster under a light source. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1839O Seated 1839-O
EF45
PCGS
14939490

Choice $325 Popular No Drapery Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Super Originality. A perfectly natural 1839 New Orleans strike with crusty gray-blue patina and chioce original surfaces. Strike is complete and borders on a hammered designation if the lower right field stars were a tad sharper. Substantial eye appeal for collectors of thick crusty surface originalility. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder wth CAC approval. Holder contains D.L. Hansen Collection blue label. CAC approval rewards the accurate grading and originality.
Seated 5C 1840 Seated 1840
No Drapery
AU58
PCGS Rattler
6002552
V-3
Gem $435 New October 23! Gem No Drapery Half Dime, Ideal Type Coin, Light Gray Surfaces, Fully Struck, White Pine Collection. Steely light gray surfaces are transparent to the underlying luster on this gem original No Drapery Seated half dime. If in the market for an exceptional AU58 type coin plus CAC approval, this White Pine Collection "Top of the ladder" offering is for you. Strike and luster are well balanced while surfaces are unabraded. Overall eye appeal is substantial and pleasing. Originally purchased from GFRC May 2015 and back for a second visit to the price list. This offering provided overall quality for the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) Rattler holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1844O Seated 1844-O
F15
PCGS
36678094
V-2
Choice $725 V-2, Small O, Coin Turn Reverse Alignment, Choice Original, Crusty Gray, Key Date, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-2 Small O die pairing is found with two distinctly different reverse die alignments; normal coin and 175 degree medal turn. Overall, this date has a low mintage of 220,000 and is one of the key dates of the Seated half dime series. This example has regular coin turn reverse alignment. Surfaces are perfectly original and choice. Crusty gray patina covers both sides. Regardless of heavy circulation, this survivor is blemish free other than a tiny rim mark at star 5. CAC approval validates the strict originality. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another lovely Seated half dime offering from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album that has recently seen PCGS grading and CAC review.
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 1850 Seated 1850
MS66
PCGS
38036057
V-3
Gem $1200 New November 26! Gem Original, Thick Frosted Surfaces, Peripheral Gold Toning, Well Struck. A gorgeous 1850 Liberty Seated Half dime with heavily frosted surfaces and peripheral gold toning on the obverse. Bright light inspection reveals rich frosty luster. Attributed by Clint Cummins as V-3 with R4 rarity rating. A registry set caliber offering for the advanced collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1858O Seated 1858-O
MS64
NGC
22199301

Gem $700 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine-Blue and Rose Toning, Well Struck, Cracked Reverse, Substantial Eye Appeal, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A gem original 1858-O strike that is worthy of an advanced Seated half dime collection. Frosty luster is bold and brilliant with crisp cartwheel effects. Aquamarine-blue patina is predominate along with rose coloring. Strike is well executed. Multiple reverse die cracks connect the legend and ribbon ends to the denticles. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A superior offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that is just back from CAC. CAC green bean rewards the strict originality, eye appeal and fair grading.
Seated 5C 1871 Seated 1871
MS64
PCGS
10976708

Choice $450 Near Gem Original, Huge Eye Appeal, Upstate New Year Collection. Gem eye appeal is the highlight of this lovely 1871 Liberty Seated half dime. Surfaces are perfectly original and are layered with transparent aquamarine and gold patina. Bright light viewing is where the fun is as the luster is frosty in nature. Strike is full across obverse and reverse. This piece is limited in grade to MS64 due to several hairlines in the left obverse field that are fully toned over but never the less visible under a 10x loop. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. I'm glad this little half dime received CAC approval as it is deserved due to the superior eye appeal and original surfaces.
Seated 5C 1872 Seated 1872
MS60
PCGS
14832142

Gem HOLD
$360
New November 4! Pre-Whitman Baltimore Show Sale! Gold CAC Beauty, Gem Original, Thick Frosty Luster, Aquamarine Center, Peripheral Gold, Jim Poston Consignment. A perfect Liberty Seated half dime type coin for those wishing to have a little more in their collection. Gold CAC approval is a differentiating factor for this gorgeous 1872 Philadelphia strike. How or why this coin was graded MS60 is beyond my explanation. Rich frosty luster immediately jumps out when viewed under a light source. The center aquamarine is framed by a thick peripheral ring of burnt gold. There are no abrasions too. Was this another PCGS "mechanical error" where the label was improperly generated? Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Gold CAC approval. Super eye appeal arrives with this lovely 1872 half dime from Jim Poston; it is worthy of consideration.
Seated 5C 1873S Seated 1873-S
MS65
PCGS
84379355

Gem $695 Gem Original, Gorgeous Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Aquamarine and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Seated Appalachian Collection. An absolutely gorgeous 1873 San Francisco struck Seated half dime with brilliant satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels. Bright light viewing is where all the fun is! Mottled toning covers both sides with pastel aquamarine, blue and gold being predominant on the obverse. A light rose-gold reverse center is surrounded with peripheral teal. GFRC images are woefully inadequate in capturing the satiny luster seen during bright light inspection. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A great new offering from the Seated Appalachian Collection.
Liberty 5C 1912 Liberty 1912
MS67+
PCGS
37730410

Gem $5250 New November 25! Registry Set Candidate, Crisp Watery Mirrors, Swirling Cartwheels, Viewing Perfection, CAC Approval. Viewing perfection is a reasonable opening for this absolutely gorgeous 1912 Proof Liberty nickel. Once placed under a light source, it is challenging to put this down! Swirling reflective cartwheels are addicting along with the light bluish tone across the obverse and golden aquamarine shades on the reverse. This are NO viewing distractions in hand or under a 10x loupe with respect to this superb gem. PCGS population in PR67+ is a scant six pieces with two at the PF68 level. Housed in PCGS 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1925S Buffalo 1925-S
MS65+
NGC
4718316002

Gem $28500 New November 27! Series Key Date in Gem, Condition Census Example, Beautiful Toned Gem, Satiny Mint Frost, CAC approval. The 1925-S date is one of the key dates in the Buffalo nickel series and extremely rare in Gem Original preservation state. This date is the third rarest Buffalo in gem trailing only the 1920-S and 1926-S. GFRC is incredibly pleased to be ramping its Buffalo nickel inventory with this gem offering that ranks in the condition census. Overall, the eye appeal is superb and would be a substantial acquisition for the Buffalo specialist. This offering is one of the finest certified example. Rich orange-gold blends with iridescent mint green hues. This piece is well struck with typical weakness on the reverse that is commonplace for the issue. Most importantly, the horn is well defined as is the tail. A careful 10x loupe inspection found completely unabraded surfaces. Satiny mint frost is vibrant and pleasing. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is critical for long term financial value in this increasingly tiered numismatic market. As a reference, CDN CAC pricing is $17,500 for MS65 and jumping to $48,400 at MS66. The GFRC offer price is below two CoinFacts auction records at the $31,000 to $32,000 level.
Buffalo 5C 1938D Buffalo 1938-D
MS65
PCGS Rattler
9117703

Gem $160 New November 4! Pre-Whitman Baltimore Show Sale! Ideal for PCGS Rattler Type Collection, Gem Original, Spectacular Eye Appeal, GOLD CAC Approval. An impressive 1938-D Buffalo with brilliant luster and bold strike. An ideal candidate for collectors building PCGS rattler holder type sets with gold CAC bean as a bonus. Obviously, this piece was badly undegraded during its initial review. Housed in PCGS 1.2 (1986-1989) Rattler holder with GOLD CAC approval. This Buffalo and many other Gold CAC type coins will be available at GFRC Table #1634 at the Chicago ANA.
10 Cents
Capped Bust 10C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
STATESOF
VG08
PCGS
81785787
JR-5
Choice $625 STATESOF, Choice Original, Gray Field, Circulated Cameo Appearance, Accurately Graded. A lovely example of the popular 1814 JR-5 STATESOF die variety with old time gray-rose patina and circulated cameo eye appeal. Gray-rose centers are also nicely framed by ebony surrounding stars and legend. It would be difficult to imagine a nice example at the VG08 grade level. Obverse has two ancient horizontal lines that are toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion for the attractive 1814 dime.
Capped Bust 10C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Small O
EF40
PCGS
27856689
JR-7
Choice $695 Small 0, Choice Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, A Pleasing Example. Adding quality Capped Bust dimes to inventory remains challenging. When this well preserved 1820 JR-7 dime was offered to GFRC at the Philadelphia ANA show, it was immediately added to inventory. I love the well preserved surfaces and natural gray patina that offers subtle gold hues under a light source. Residual mint frost is seen around the date punch and reverse olive branch. Strike is typical for the JR-7 die pairing. The ebony lines are toning. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A quality open collar Capped Bust dime offering from the selective collector.
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
VF20
PCGS
27611350
JR-3
Choice $300 JR-3, Better R4 Die Pairing, Choice Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. The JR-3 Large Date die pairing is a better Capped Bust dime die pairing. It was previously listed as an R-6 in the JRCS reference book but now degraded to R4 rarity. A thoroughly wholesome example with choice original surfaces and thick crusty gray patina. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS 2013 Gen 4.6 holder along with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1822 Capped Bust 1822
G06
PCGS
33946754
JR-1
Choice $2600 Series Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Sharp Rims, CAC Approval, Important Opportunity. The Capped Bust dime denomination key date with small mintage of 100,000 pieces. This date saw heavy circulation and a result very low survival rate in VF20 or better. Nearly all survivors will be found at the AG03 through F12 grade levels. CAC has approval twenty-nine (29) total with only only eight higher than F12. A popular date indeed. GFRC is pleased to offer a choice original G06 example with just honest wear and gray patina. There is nice contrast between the darker grade fields and lighter main devices. Rims are complete on both sides along with sufficient remaining device details at the assigned grade level. There are two ancient micro lines on the obverse mentioned for complete accuracy. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A special offering from the Osprey Collection that warrants special consideration. Please note that the white lines on the obverse are holder scratches. There was insufficient time to edit out all of these lines but be assured that they are on the holder and not the coin.
Capped Bust 10C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
AU55
PCGS
83629863
JR-13
Choice $925 Scarce Die Variety, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. 1827 brought the last year of open collar Capped Bust dime production. 1827 mintage exceeded one million with 13 different die pairng from nine obverses and ten reverse dies. The JR-13 die pairing results from single usage of obverse and reverse die. Example can be located in the lower circulated grades but finding quality AU and mintage specimens will take patience. GFRC is pleased to be offering this CAC approval example that is accurately graded at the AU55 grade level. Obverse is nicely detailed with satiny cartwheel luster that swirls across peripheral sky blues and rose gray center. Reverse is toned a uniform copper gold with a blue arc at the extreme rims. Strike is consistent with that stated in the Davis, Logan, McCloskey reference; obverse is well struck while the reverse will have weak denticles over STATES OF. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
AU55
PCGS
30170161
JR-6
Choice $635 Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Better JR-6 Die Pairing, Small 10C, Thick Crusty Patina, Aquamarine-Gold, Fully Struck, Frosty Reverse Luster. If you like your silver coinage with thick crusty surfaces, then this 1829 JR-6 Capped Bust dime should be considered. Obverse coloring is crusty aquamarine with golden highlights at the peripheries. On the other hand, the reverse is lightly toned with a thin layer of gray-gold. This allows frosty luster to be readily enjoyed during bright light viewing. Strike is well executed and complete on both sides. JR-6 is a better die pairing and listed as an R-3 rarity. Housed in 2014 PCGS Gen 5.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
MS64
PCGS
35587394
JR-5
Choice $3250 Near Gem Original JR-5 Example, Fully Struck, Rose-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. If an advanced Capped Bust dime collector, then please treat yourself with the purchase of this marvelous 1831 JR-5 dime. A stunningly original near gem with frosty cartwheel luster and naturally toned surfaces. Both sides exhibit light gray-rose centers that are surrounded by thin peripheral gold. Strike is essentially hammered and so pleasing on a closed collar Capped Bust dime. I'm thoroughly impressed with this offering that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted to catch customer attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A wonderful 2019 Summer Baltimore new purchase and new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
VF35
PCGS
27925639
JR-3
Choice $260 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina. A slightly better 1835 variety that offers choice surfaces and is strictly original. Obverse toning is a combination of base medium gray on main devices and fields coupled with some ebony coloring by the date and left bust. Wear points are toned gray/gold. The reverse is toned gun metal gray/blue with the blues becoming dominate under bright light. This piece is entirely blemish free and choice. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
Large Date
MS63
PCGS
21789571
F-101b
Gem $2650 Large Date, Gorgeous Gem, Swirling Frosty Cartwheels, Light Steel Gray Patina, So Difficult to Part With, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. One of the pride and joys of my reference collection other than the core Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set. A gem MS63 example with brilliant frosty luster that turn to swirling cartwheels under a light source. Light metal gray patina dresses up this gem nicely. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Purchased March 2001 and the F-101b plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Yes, I've price this one high and don't care if it sticks with me until the 2019 August ANA show. It will be gone once type collectors see this piece in the GFRC case.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
Large Date
MS63
PCGS
36311777
F-101b
Choice $2350 New November 3! Ideal for Type, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Heavy F-101b Die Cracks, Golden-Violet Toning, CAC Approval. 1837 Large Date Seated dimes are available as the new design type was saved upon release after years of Capped Bust coinage. Survivors at the MS63 grade level will appear on the market at a reasonable frequency. A collector's (and specialty dealer's challenge) is locating the best possible specimens at current price guide levels. GFRC is proud to be offering this near-gem original F-101b example. F-101b designates the two bold obverse die cracks that merge below Liberty's lower left facing knee. The surfaces on this example are exceptional for the grade. Granular mint frosty is seen throughout the obverse fields and surrounding the reverse legend. Bright light inspection exposes natural frosty luster that is brilliant and downright stunning. Strike is hammered with every delicate device detail completely struck. GFRC is well known for offering some top quality Liberty Seated coinages and this 1837 Seated dime will further reinforce that reputation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Essentially a gem at the assigned grade.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS66+
NGC
2037607021
F-108a
Gem $5775 Partial Drapery, Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. 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. Sold into the Tenafly Collection during mid 2017 and now back on the market.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
AU50
PCGS
27514044
F-113
Choice $355 Reverse Die Flaw, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original example of the 1838 F-113 die variety with bold reverse die flaw between ONE and DIME and struck from eroded dies. Surfaces are choice and covered with a uniform gun metal gray/blue patina. Under bright light, the patina becomes transparent and exposes pretty blue fields and a light rose main device while the reverse becomes mostly deep rose. No blemishes whatsoever were found during a close 10x loupe inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
Large Stars
AU50
PCGS
35646086
F-113
Choice $375 Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Reverse Die Flaw, Choice Original, Light Gray with Pastel Aquamarine-Gold, CAC Approved. The 1838 F-113 die pairing is easily attributed by a combination of significant obverse die wear below the date and ending at Liberty's foot coupled with reverse die flaws between ONE and DIME. This most attractive example is fully struck with light gray patina that contains embedded pastel aquamarine-gold and rose shades. Surfaces are choice and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
36124964
F-110a
Choice $235 New October 30! Cracked Obverse #2, Partial Drapery Reverse, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A wonderful CAC approved 1838 F-110a cracked obverse offering that is also listed as #8 in the Top 100 Varieties set. The bisecting obverse die crack is fully formed and qualifies as F-110a die state. Thick crusty gray patina is exactly what John Albanese loves to sticker. A choice original example in every way with honest wear on the highest points. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 1838-O
No Stars
EF40
PCGS
28126603
F-101
Choice $825 New October 23! New Orleans No Stars Type, Thick Crusty Olive Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, White Pine Collection. This 1838-O Liberty Seated dime's preservation is the definition of "crusty orignal". Both sides are uniformally encrusted with thick gray-olive and gold patina. Surfaces are unbraded regardless of commercial circulation. The F-101 variety features a repunched mintmark and will be found in varying die states. This example was struck from later die state dies given the eroded obverse denticles and reverse die crack through (UNIT)ED. Well struck and fairly graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder with CAC approval. A White Pine Collection "Top of the ladder" offering to consider.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
MS64
PCGS
34972577
F-101
Choice $1350 Near Gem Original No Drapery Type, Splendid Frosty Luster, Multi-Color Patina, Above Average Eye Appeal, Newtown Collection. A splendid 1839 No Drapery F-101 offering with substantial bright light eye appeal. As usual, GFRC are woefully inadequate in capturing the vivid frosty luster and multi-color patina. Let's start with the toning. Upper obverse is toned an even rose with transition to orange-gold at the upper left periphery. The lower obverse, and especially the date area, are toned aquamarine blue. Reverse toning is mostly aquamarine-blue with a patch of intermixed rose from about 12:00 to 3:00. Bright light induced cartwheels are vibrant and enhance the toning. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing along with a full strike. Accurately graded based on luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A superb duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
84741107
F-107
Choice $1285 Choice Original, Classic Gold-Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Very Pleasing. A gorgeous offering that deserves special consideration. This 1839 F-107 Seated dime is very well balanced with notable eye appeal. Undisturbed frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout obverse and reverses. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic copper gold and faint blue patina. Strike is well executed. This is a late die state F-107 example with bold die crack from 12:00 down through Liberty's head and stops at the gown line. Right field stars are also connected with die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the choice original surfaces, attractive grading and old time eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28645438
F-105b
Choice $6500 Pie Shaped Shattered Obverse, Vertical Crack Die State, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The F-105b middle die state for the marquee 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse Die variety in F-105c terminal die state. During the F-105b middle die state, the obverse die exhibits a die crack starting at the rim and moving upward in between the 18 digits in the date and then through the right shield, Liberty's midsection, and ending at her shoulder clasp. Stars 8 is boldly repunched and Star 10 to a lesser extent. Significant radial die lines behind Liberty's lower gown are present. The 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse is only known in three distinctly different die states; early with no die crack followed by the middle die state with the vertical crack and of course, the terminal pie shaped die cracks. Originally purchased from Brian Greer during July 2000 as a raw AU and still believe this one is crusty AU. Gray-gold patina covers both sides. Conservative grading and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. The F-105b plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors reference guide. Probably the finest F-105b example known. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 1839-O
VF35
PCGS
28659610
F-102
Choice $270 New November 18! Small O, Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. Second GFRC appearance with CAC approval this time around; conservatively graded. Strictly original surfaces with medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Obverse die cracks consistent with the F-102 Small O variety designation are evident. A quality No Drapery Liberty Seated dime for consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. A super Port Matilda offering.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
24166648
F-106a
Choice $695 Medium O, Top 100 Varieties #16, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Toning, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection. 1840 New Orleans strikes are challenging in original EF or better grades. Three mintmark sizes are available with the F-106 variety resulting from a single Medium O reverse die. This pairing can be located in early (F-106) through late die states (F-106a). Late die states will have a long vertical die crack from STAT(E)S towards the N in ONE. The late die state is listed in the Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties set. This offering, from the amazing Tenafly Collectio, features natural light gray surfaces and completed diagnostics. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with speciality D.L. Hansen holder and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
06935835
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
MS62
PCGS
21593536
F-105
Choice $3500 Rare in Mint State, Incredible Overall Strike, Perfectly Original, CAC Approved, Newtown Collection. Ex. Birmingham and Florida Collection. A marvelous 1842-O F-105 Seated dime that is once again back in GFRC inventory. This example original surfaced during 2015 from the Birmingham Collection, then into the Florida Collection, and finally settling down for a few years in the Newtown Collection. With the recent purchase of my 1842-O F-101 PCGS MS63 CAC dime, this example is back on the market. A well balance mint state specimen with hammered strike for the F-105 die pairing. The die chip at Liberty's left facing forefinger and the die blog in the right obverse field are the attribution points and bold due to hammered strike. Natural aquamarine and rose toning is consistent on both sides with some blues on the reverse. Obverse luster is a bit soft due to the thicker patina while reverse offers frosty luster with mild cartwheels. There are no abrasions that would hold this piece back from a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 blue label holder (1998-2002) with CAC approval. An important duplicate being divested by the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
AU55
PCGS
15571451
F-105
Gem $2250 Ex. Pittman, Gem Original, Well Above Average Eye Appeal, Fully Struck, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Pittman Collection and an important pedigree to consider when evaluating this gem 1842 New Orleans dime. Locating 1842, 1843 and 1845 New Orleans struck dimes in choice AU or better is very changing to improbable. New Orleans mint coinage circulated heavily in the southern states and few survived choice. On a rare occasion that a gem example arrives to market, then a pedigree is typically the reason for the superior preservation state. This 1842-O F-105 example is simply magnificent and so well balanced. Surfaces are strictly original with semi transparent gun metal gray patina on the obverse and bullseye gold and blue toning rings that nicely frame a rose-gray center. Under bright light, the residual luster is readily apparent and exposes all rainbow colors. Strike is complete with rounded stars and complete veins on the reverse wreath leaves. This piece is also blemish free and simply wholesome for the assigned grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the obvious originality, eye appeal and accurate grading. A superb offering from the Tenafly Collection that belongs in a subsequent advanced collection. The new owner will be pleased!
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
AU50
PCGS OGH
3298678
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
EF40
PCGS
34823042
F-102a
Choice $750 Superior F-102a Offering, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Top 100 Varieties #22, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A wonderful 1842-O F-102a example to consider given the complete strike and unabraded surfaces and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Light gray patina is uniform and covers both sides. Obverse strike is especially pleasing and contrasts sharply with the shattered and worn reverse. This reverse sees considerable usage and develops numerous die cracks from the rim in the legend and wreath. This late F-102a die state was previously designated "Shattered Reverse #2" by Brian Greer in his 1992 guidebook. The F-102a die state is listed within the Top 100 Varieties set due to the abundance of reverse die cracks. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A gem original offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1843 Seated 1843
MS64
PCGS OGH
2283808
F-104
Choice HOLD
$1800
Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Pastel Mint-Gold, Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection . Late Die F-104, No Repunching on 8 Digit. 1843 Philadelpha strikes are relative available in circulated grades and in lower mint state grades. At the MS64 grade level, this date becomes quite scarce with limited auction appearance. This near gem example was purchased by the Newtown Collection from Heritage April 2016 auction at a strong hammer price due to old time originality and CAC approval. A most attractive example that is fully struck with satiny luster and original toning that consists of mint-gold, rose and aquamarine hues. Housed in PCGS old green holder with completely warranted CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection that belongs in another advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 1845
Repunched Date
MS64
PCGS Rattler
4015391
F-108
Choice $1600 New November 21! Repunched Date, Hammered Strike, Steely Luster, Gen 1.2 Rattler Holder, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superior example of the 1845 F-108 repunched date die variety with all digits repunched. Purchased at the 2003 August ANA World's Fair of Money show at Heritage Auction. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 Rattler holder with CAC approval. The 1845 F-108 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Please call if there are any questions. A happy member of Gerry Fortin's core Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set since purchased. Recently upgraded and needing a new home in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 1845
AU55
PCGS
30694453
F-104
Choice $400 Lapped Repunched Date Dies, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. This Tenafly Colleciton offering is the 1845 F-104 plate coin for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-104 die variety captures late die state dies after being lapped and removing repunching on the 45 digits. This example is choice original with crusty gray-olive patina and no blemishes whatsoever. Held in the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collectio since the late 1990s and sold to Tenafly during late 2017. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1846 Seated 1846
EF40
PCGS
37406480
F-101
Choice HOLD
$3500
New November 27! With Stars Key Date, Perfectly Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Affordable Grade, CAC Approval. There is no question that 1846 Philadelphia strikes are in continuous demand due to key date status for the Liberty Seated dime With Stars design type. Mintage is a tiny 31,300 pieces with nearly all survivors found at the VG through VF grade levels. In EF grades, prices increase rapidly since the date is rare in choice AU. GFRC is pleased to have gained access to a choice original EF40 example that screams originality. Surfaces are 100% unabraded and attractive. A crusty gray patina covers the obverse and reverse. Strike is typical for the date with a some weakness at the reverse wreath leaves. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. An important offering for serious Liberty Seated dime collectors given that CAC approval AU50 examples will trade at the $9,000 to $10,000 level.
Seated 10C 1848 Seated 1848
AU58
NGC
2037622097
F-101
Choice $585 Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green/Eric P. Newman. Mintage of 451,500 with survivals being limited at the upper grade levels. This near-Mint example features attractive toning on both sides. Toning includes combination of sky-blue, copper, champagne, and red intermixed hues. A well struck F-101 example with no marks worthy of individual mention. Housed in the original EPN brown label holder with CAC approval. Offered as part of the divestment of the Tenafly Liberty Seated Dime collection.
Seated 10C 1848 Seated 1848
EF45
PCGS
14269018
F-102
Choice $250 New November 18! Choice Original, Medium Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Choice original surfaces and a full strike are the highlights of this lovely 1848 F-102 Liberty Seated dime. During bright light viewing, residual luster is seen throughout obverse and reverse. The 1848 date is far from common with a small CAC population of 19 pieces. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection that deserves careful inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
29760200

Choice $700 Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Crusty Olive-Gold, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Great Type Coin Offering. Hubbed Arrows and Date hub design. This super 1853 with arrows dime is 100% original with crusty olive-gold obverse patina and light burnt gold coloring on the reverse. Surfaces produce frosty cartwheel that is more pronounced on the reverse due to the lighter toning. Strike is hammered with no device weakness whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A great potential With Arrows type coin for fans of old time surfaces.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
No Arrows
AU58
PCGS
37440788
F-101
Choice HOLD
$1200
New November 25! No Arrows Type, Choice Original Surfaces, Uniform Olive-Gold Patina, CAC Approval. The 1853 No Arrows dime remains elusive in all grades other than Mint State. 1853 was a substantial transitional year for American coinage. Early in 1853, the Philadelphia Mint produced 95,000 dimes under the old weight standard of 2.67 grams. Subsequently in 1853, the planchet weight was reduced to 2.49 grams. To signify the change, engravers initially hand punched arrows on either side of the date, and proceeded to strike over 12 million pieces. Since issued by the Philadelphia mint, there were enough local collectors to save some Mint State example with the balance reaching circulation. Circulated survivors are infrequently offered. Adding CAC approval criteria leads to only nice in all graded with three at AU58. The offered example is one of the three CAC approved at AU58. Surfaces are toned a uniform olive-gold with some frosty luster radiating through the fairly crusty patina. Strike complete and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. An important opportunity for the Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set collector or those pursuing AU58 CAC collections.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
No Arrows
AU50
PCGS
15677642
F-101
Choice HOLD
$880
Scarce No Arrows Offering, Choice Original, Rose-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. 1853 No Arrows dimes sport a small mintage of only 95,000. Production of the heavier weight planchet was terminated early during 1853 in favor of a lower silver weight to solve the silver arbitrage issue facing United States silver coinage. Today, 1853 No Arrows dimes are scarce in all circulated graded with most being known in mint state. This PCGS AU50 certified example offers choice surfaces that are covered with uniform rose-violet and gray patina. CAC approval rewards the strict originality. This is the only AU50 example with CAC approval along with one in AU55 and two at AU58. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important numismatic offering from the amazing Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1853O Seated 1853-O
With Arrows
AU58
PCGS
33542700
F-101
Choice $2200 Rare Grade, Hammered Strike, Choice Original, Accurate Grading, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Woodlands Collection. 1853-O dimes are a serious challenge in choice AU or better. The F-101 die pairing, though boldly struck, is typically seen with a lack of head details and weakness in Liberty's upper body. Stars 6 through 13 will also show weakness in the centrils and halos around each star. The F-101 reverse is a leftover die from 1852-O (F-102). It was used on a limited basis in 1852 and still produced strong detailed strikes during 1853 with full denticles. CAC has approved only twenty-one 1853-O dimes in all grades with five at the AU58 level and only four in mint state. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. CAC approval recognizes the balance between originality, strike, luster and overall eye appeal. Another important offering from the amazing Tenafly Collection
Seated 10C 1853O Seated 1853-O
With Arrows
VF35
PCGS
37068748
F-104a
Choice HOLD
$295
New November 25! Shattered Obverse, So Choice, Crusty Gray Patina, Top 100 Varieties Set #36!. Within the population of 1853 New Orleans strikes, one obverse die saw rapid degradation and shattered. This event is captured with F-104a survivors where large internal cuds are present between Star 1 to the rock and also on top of the base above the 18 digits. This die state is so compelling and was included in the Top 100 Varieties set. At the 2019 Winter Baltimore show, a super choice example surfaced and was consigned to GFRC. This example is covered with darker gun metal gray toning along with embedded gold. Bright light viewing exposes the gold shades that are concentrated at the peripheries. Strike is typical for the die pairing. Since grading VF35, then piece is affordable and presents good value. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
32198409
F-106
Choice $1200 Left Foot Of 1 Broken, Thick Frosty Luster, Golden Gray Patina, Full Strike, Newtown Collection. Surface finishes for 1854-O dies are wide ranging. Some will be found with partial proof like fields while others will have a frosty textured or sandblasted appearance. This choice original New Orleans struck example fails in the latter category. The obverse is heavily frosted while the reverse less so. A dirty light gray patina cover both sides and screams originality. Obverse strike is from a weakly hubbed die with missing flag and left foot on the 1 digit along with partial stars 1 thru 3. Accurately graded and CAC approved. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
VG08
PCGS
37211501
F-102
Choice $695 New October 30! Shattered Obverse, Popular Top 100 Variety, Natural Gray Toning, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1854 New Orleans struck dimes include the popular shattered obverse variety with a massive die crack that encircles the obverse. Late die examples form a shelf like boundary between the date area and the rim denticles. I like to call this phenomenon, "shelf metal" as the working die has completely broken apart and is floating inside the jig. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection brings a well circulated original specimen with CAC approval. Though the grade is only VG08, the shelf metal at the date and encircling die cracks are bold under a 10x loupe. Reverse devices are also well formed including a high elevated rim. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label presents the attribution as, "Arrows, F-102 Large O".
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
MS64
PCGS
21272615
F-103
Choice $1250 Small Date, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Tannish Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1856 Small Date F-103 web-book plate and in the Fortin Collection since 1990. I really hate to sell this lovely dime as one of the mint state pieces acquired decades ago. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1857 Seated 1857
PF64
NGC
685163003
F-101
Gem $4750 F-101 Proof Strike, Rare Early Date, Ex. Pittman Collection, CAC Approval, Watery Mirrors, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. Pittman Collection and off the market since April 2002 in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. A boldly reflective example of the early 1857 proof rarity. Watery mirrored fields offer brilliant clarity and reflectivity. An absolutely hammered strike with all devices being sharply struck and defined in high relief. A transparent thin golden film covers the surfaces on both sides. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed the lightest ancient obverse field lines which account for the assigned grade on this highly appealing Gem offering. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality, overall eye appeal and quality consistent with the Pittman pedigree. An important opportunity for the astute Liberty Seated dime advanced collector to snag a piece of numismatic history. The F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1857 Seated 1857
AU50
PCGS
19109483
F-106
Choice $175 Perfectly Natural Surfaces, Deep Gray-Gold Patina, Soft Luster, Tenafly Collection. Rich gray-gold patina is 100% natural and validates the strict originality. Strike is typical for the date. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with CAC approval. Old time quality from the amazing Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 1859
MS65
NGC
1804215019
F-107
Gem $2200 Gem Original, Gorgeous Peripheral Sky Blue Toning, Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. An eye catching 1859 F-107 dime with classic iridescent toning that is nicely framed by a peripheral sky blue ring and lighter internal burnt gold shades. Toning rings are consistent on both sides. Strike is typical for the date with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and within the upper Left wreath devices. A careful 10x loupe review revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another superior offering from the Osprey Collection and important set building opportunity for the sophisticated collector.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 1859
AU58
PCGS
37068751
F-105
Choice $325 Rich Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Atypical Complete Strike. I'm proud to be offering this well above average 1859 Seated dime as part of GFRC inventory. This is a brilliant frosty piece with a complete strike and atypical for the date. Speckled light gray-gold patina is appearance under a 10x loupe. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1860O Seated 1860-O
VF25
PCGS
28645590
F-101
Choice $2975 Important Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Ex. Outback and Newtown Collections. Key Civil War date in a special preservation state. Serious Liberty Seated dime collectors recognize how difficult it is to located choice examples of the 1860 New Orleans date. Mintage is tiny at 40,000 with most being lost and rediscovered in Civil War battlefields. Then there is the Type 1 obverse design hub that has weak relief and wears down quickly. Probably 80% of the surviving examples have some amount of environmental damage or have been repaired enough to be certified by the TPGs. This example is different and offers traditional gray patina that we associate with natural toned silver; it is one of the few I've seen. GFRC originally sold this example into the Newtown Collection after locating privately. Tthe Newtown Collection consigner upgraded this example and then sold into the Outback Collection. Now it is back with GFRC for another release back to the marketplace. If you are a passionate Liberty Seated dime fan, then consider this example even if your coin is a slightly higher grade. The eye appeal should exceed most that are available. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1862 Seated 1862
MS65+
PCGS
37814649
F-101a
Gem $1850 Substantial Eye Appeal, Multi-Color Rainbow Toning, Reflective Luster, Two Graded at MS65+. A thoroughly pleasing 1862 F-101a dime that was struck from dies previously employed for proof strikes. Fields are lightly mirrored with crisp reflective luster evident during bright light inspection. The reflective fields are substantially enhanced by rainbow toning on both sides. The predominant silver toning colors are all available including aquamarine, gold, blues and center gray-rose. This 1862 offers serious eye appeal and is a joy to view. PCGS population at the MS65+ grade level is only two pieces. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Advanced Liberty Seated dime collectors should take immediate notice!
Seated 10C 1866 Seated 1866
MS63
PCGS Rattler
7271591
F-102b
Choice $3250 New November 25! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. The end of the Civil War had arrived but Philadelphia Seated dime mintages would not recover until 1868. Mintage for the date is a tiny 8,000 strikes. 1866 circulated survivors are rare with some availability in Mint State. With the move to CAC approved early type, GFRC is pleased to be offering this PCGS MS63 graded example. CAC approval for the date is only sixteen total with two at MS63. This example is a no question circulation strike with luster that is somewhere between frosty and reflective. The obverse fields do have some light chatter which is reflected in the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval. Another important GFRC offering for the Liberty Seated dime specialist.
Seated 10C 1868 Seated 1868
AU55
PCGS
36240349
F-108
Choice $695 Scarce Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Low population at PCGS and CAC. The divestment of my collection is helping supply the long standing demand for CAC approved examples in the marketplace. A crusty original example that was purchased from Brian Greer way back during 1993. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection and plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
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
MS63+
PCGS
37217062
F-112
Choice $450 New October 21! Misplaced 8 Digit, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful 1872 F-112 variety example with thick frosty luster and bold strike! Purchased December 2005 to fuel the ongoing expansion of Liberty Seated dime die varieties as published at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. This is the 1872 F-112 plate coin with misplaced digit on the obverse. The top of an 8 digit bisects the lower right scroll end. Purchased raw as an MS63 with PCGS assigning MS63+ grade. This piece is offered in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. GFRC images illustrate the choice surfaces and eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 1872
MS62
NGC Fatty
230913006
F-103
Choice $1075 New November 4! Pre-Whitman Baltimore Show Sale! Watery Mirrors, Substantially Undegraded, Classic Rose-Blue Bright Light Patina, Fatty Holder. Sometimes I am taken back on how substantial the undegrading is on Gold CAC approved type coins. This 1872 F-103 proof dime is way better than the originally assigned MS62 designation. Mirrors are watery and undisturbed. There are no hairlines. Bright light viewing reveals classic center rose with peripheral blue coloring. How did this piece get placed into an PF62 holder? There is a tiny planchet defect, as made, to the right of Liberty's head which was net graded. John Albanese saw the injustice and evened the score. This piece is full MS64 if not a gem. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with GOLD CAC approval. Part of a large Gold CAC type set to be displayed at GFRC Table #1634 at Chicago ANA show.
Seated 10C 1872CC Seated 1872-CC
AG3
NGC
3430440002
F-101
Choice $1550 Honest Wear, Scarce Carson city Date, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A well worn but still choice original example struck by the Carson City mint during 1872. Though the 1872 date is the least challenging to locate amoung the big four Carson City dates (1871-CC, 1872-CC, 1873-CC, 1874-CC), finding strictly original and problem free examples is a completely different story. Accurately graded as obverse and reverse rims are partially worn through. Surfaces are toned a natural light gray. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view and CAC approval. An accurately graded offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
13676415
F-115
Choice $220 With Arrows Type, Classic Gray-Gold Coloring, Typical Strike, Tenafly Collection. Perfect With Arrows type coin for a mid circulated grade types set. CAC approval validates the strict original and accurate grading. Surfaces are covered lovely gray-gold skin on both sides. Strike is typical with blemish free fields and devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the amazing Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1874 Seated 1874
With Arrows
VF20
PCGS
26678703
F-112
Original HOLD
$60
Crusty Original Gray, Honest Wear, CAC Approval.. Blemish free surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that is strictly original. Housed in slightly older PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Definitely an inexpensive type coin with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS66+
PCGS
33170725
F-121
Gem $1350 Chin Whiskers Obverse, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Blast White Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Amazing how GFRC presently has two magnificent 1875 F-121 Chin Whiskers dimes in inventory at the same time. This example is from the important Woodlands Collection and also belongs in one of the finest collections being assembled. Mint frost is evenly distributed throughout the obverse and reverse main devices and surrounding fields. Frosty cartwheel luster has a creamy texture and is pleasing. Strike is complete with the unpolished lathe cutting lines on lower obverse crisply defined along with the "chin whiskers". Other than a tiny contact mark to the left of the date, surfaces are perfect. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS has graded only seven at the MS66+ level with six better. GFRC is pleased to have two of the seven MS66+ 1875 dimes in inventory at once. A fine numismatic property from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS65
PCGS
18084393
F-103
Gem $750 Excessively Rusted Obverse, Thick Gold and Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. The 1875 F-103 die pairing is easily attributed by an excessively rusted obverse die. This PCGS MS65 example is strict original with gem surfaces. Frosty cartwheel luster is bold and action under a light source. Obverse is toned an even copper gold while the reverse is covered by a thick gray skin. Device details within the GFRC images are limited by the excessive rust on the obverse and the darker reverse toning that provides limited contrast between fields and major devices. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognized the strict originality and luster consistent with the MS65 grade level. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS64
PCGS
37217069
F-103
Gem $500 New October 21! Rusted Obverse Die, Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Vibrant Cartwheels, Gem Original, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1875 F-103 die variety can be easily attributed via a rusted obverse die that is atypical for that date. The obverse die is well rusted with granular surfaces. The die rust is excessive in the shield area and throughout Liberty's body. There is a slight depression in the shield between shield lines 7 and 8. Interestingly, the obverse is paired with a reverse exhibiting no rust artifacts and lightly mirrored fields. This is a fantastic offering that was purchased raw March 2001 and became the 1875 F-103 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Obverse satiny luster is consistent with the granular surfaces while the reverse offers reflective cartwheels. I've enjoyed owning this lovely gem and time to find a new home. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
AU50
PCGS
38294441
F-107
Choice $450 New October 30! Misplaced Date, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Rose-Gold Patina, Popular Top 100 Variety Set Entry, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Have passionate Liberty Seated dime die variety collectors considered building a Top 100 Varieties set with only CAC approved specimens. This would be a challenging project that could be immediately launched with the purchase of this choice original 1875 F-107 Misplaced Date dime. The bold top of a misplaced 1 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the 8 in the date. Traces of the top loop of an 8 digit are also visible in the denticles below the 7 in the date. The obverse die is heavily clashed on most examples of this variety. Interestingly, this AuburnNY Accordian offering does not have die clashing indicating an early die state strike. Surfaces are covered with a semi-transparent rose-gold patina that adds to the overall eye appeal. Strike is typical for the variety. Fields are unabraded and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this splendid example.
Seated 10C 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
Below Wreath
MS62
PCGS
37217080
F-106
Choice $950 New October 26! Below Wreath, Peripheral Reddish-Gold, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A splendidly original 1875-CC Below Wreath example that was employed as the plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. Naturally toned surfaces produce attractive frosty luster during bright light inspection. Overall coloring is a reddish-gold. Obverse strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Another one of my favorite 1875-CC dimes that I hate to sell.
Image Available Soon Seated 1875-CC
In Wreath
EF45
PCGS
37068703
F-108
Choice HOLD
$200
New November 13! Below Wreath, Crusty Gray, Choice Original, Full F-108 Diagnostics. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Ideal offering for the die variety specialist. 2019 Winter Baltimore show new purchase.
Seated 10C 1876S Seated 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS63
NGC
296868002
F-112
Choice $485 Very High Level Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe. The Type 1 Reverse F-112 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during November 1996 and sitting in a Maine bank box since that time. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1877 Seated 1877
Type 2 Reverse
VG08
PCGS
38294443
F-105
Choice $185 New October 31! Rare Misplaced Date Variety, Type II Reverse, Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. I have serious respect for the 1877 F-105 Misplaced Date die variety given its rarity. Nearly all examples seen have been circulated in the Fine through Extra Fine grades. This variety is very rare in AU or better. For those who are not familiar, an extra base of a 1 digit is visible in the rock directly above the 8 digit in the date. Only a handful of examples have been seen since its discovery by Jason Carter back in 1991. Now the AuburnNY Accordian Collection provides a wonderful CAC approved example for consideration. Though worn, this specimen has natural gray toned surfaces and the misplaced 1 digit visible under 10x loupe. Surfaces are well preserved and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label illustrates the die variety with the following notation, "F-105, Type 2 Rev MPD".
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
21700877
F-107
Choice $1300 Type 1 Reverse, Die Scratch Through Neck, Near Gem Orignal Surfaces, Huge Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 die pairing offers many die diagnostics and is straigthforward to attributed. The most obvious diagnostic is a long diagonal die scratch that starts above Liberty's facing left breast and ends under her ear. The top loop of an 8 digit has been misplaced in the base, slightly to the left of the pendant. On this Type I reverse, die doubling within the denomination is significant and is obviously at O(NE) D(IME). This near gem original specimen is fully strike and had huge cartwheel luster under a light source. Both sides are covered with light gold patina. Old time quality that is accurately graded to old time standards. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990 along with CAC approval. The 1877-CC Type 1 F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU58
PCGS
37217092
F-106
Choice $375 New October 20! Repunched 18, Doubled Die Reverse, Frosty Light Gold Luster, Fully Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. There are many diagnostic points on the 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 die variety. The obverse has a large die rust patch in the lower gown along with repunching above the bases of the 1 digit in the date. The offered example was purchased during December 2000 and remained as a raw coin in the reference collection. Rich frosty luster and cartwheels are most pleasing. Strike is complete with bold devices on both sides. Choice surfaces lack any abrasions. This love dime its the 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1879 Seated 1879
PR64
PCGS
02880022
F-102
Choice $785 Near Gem Original, Gray, Rose and Blue Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck, Accurate Grading. A near gem 1879 proof strike with attractive in hand and bright light toning. The F-102 die pairing is easily attributed by a weakly hubbed base above the 879 digits and was used for both proof and circulation strikes. Surfaces are perfect original with rose gray hues during in hand inspection. Adding a light source exposes reflective sky blue and rose mirrored fields. Overall strike is well executed and there are no blemishes whatsoever. The assigned PR64 grade captures the available reflective luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1880 Seated 1880
MS65
PCGS
21394446
F-103
Gem $1350 New November 21! Low Date, Frosted Devices, Mirrored Fields, Superb Originality Plus Eye Appeal, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superb gem 1880 F-103 dime that have been in the Fortin core Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set since early 2004. There is cameo contrast between the mirror fields and frosted devices. Strike is absolutely hammered. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. The 1845 F-108 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Please call if there are any questions. Recently upgraded with an MS67 CAC specimen and needs to find an appreciative new home.
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 1882
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25505304
F-101
Gem $2395 F-101, Spectacular Cameo Proof, Watery Mirrors, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection consignor is back with a newly divested duplicate from his spectacular type coin collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering this high grade 1882 Cameo proof that is only one of four graded at the PCGS MS66+ Cameo level. I have seen two of the other specimens at this grade level and they are heavily toned as compare to the bold eye appeal of this lightly toned example. Both sides feature watery mirrors and highly reflective cartwheel lustrous. A faint gold skin is seen at the peripheries. The strike is pinpoint-sharp and there are no obvious contact marks on either side. Eye appeal is superior and consistent with duplicates from the Winesteven Collection. Last CoinFacts record dates back to January 2013 with HA priced realized of $2820. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert along with CAC approval. A magnificent duplicate from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 1884
MS65
PCGS
21338416
F-104
Gem $985 Goregous Gem, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Aegean-Blue and Rose Patina, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A gorgeous gem with rich satiny cartwheel luster and substantial eye appeal. Coloring is heavy Aegean-blue surrounding inner rose on the obverse and mostly light rose on the reverse with a thin peripheral Aegean-blue ring. Strike is near complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. This is typical for the With Legend design hub and fully strike heads are very scarce and prized. Housed in Gen 4.1 PCGS holder with CAC approval. Purchased at November 2003 NYC Heritage Auction for the all in price of $1035. This offering is the 1884 F-104 plate coin at the online die variety guide entitled The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 1884
MS64
NGC
579502007
F-109
Gem $685 New October 15! Price Reduction October 15, 2019. Proof Like, Waytne Raymond Bullseye Toning, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, An Amazing Offering, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An absolutely amazing 1884 F-109 dime with fully mirrored fields and brilliant reflective luster. Then add in Wayte Raymond bullseye toning for some gorgeous eye appeal. If a serious Liberty Seated dime collector, then this piece might just become your favorite. GFRC images provides a marginal illustration for bright light eye appeal since unable to capture the brilliant reflective luster and mirrors. This piece simply rocks with swirling cartwheels. Housed in 2000 era NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. In my personal collection after purchase at the August 1999 ANA World's Fair of Money Show.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 1884
MS63
PCGS
3453809
F-110
Gem $365 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. The Newtown Collection consignor has definitely advanced his collecting skills based on this round of divested duplicates. Offered here is a gem original 1884 that is conservatively graded in current PCGS old blue label holder dating back to the early 2000 timeframe. Is this dime typical of the grading standards before TPG grade inflation? The lovely gem offers bright cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of copper gold patina. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch a weakness at the top of Liberty's head, but let's remember that this is better than average for a With Legend obverse strike. CAC approved and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How I wish that all MS63 graded dimes could look like this example.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
PR66CAM
PCGS
50071039
F-101
Gem $1750 Superb Cameo Proof, Deep Brilliant Mirrors, Peripheral Faint Gold, Attractively Priced, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A thoroughly pleasing 1885 proof strike offering with brilliant mirrors and PCGS Cameo certification. Mirrored fields surround frosty main devices leading to the visual cameo effect. Reflective luster is crisp and stunning. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder along with CAC approval. This 1885 proof dime is the F-101 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Variety Collectors. Purchased at the FUN 2004 Heritage Signature Sale - Lot 5653. CAC approval was added years later. A important divestment opportunity that is worthy of serious consideration.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
34477332
F-107
Gem $695 Gorgeous Rose-Blue Toning, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1885 Liberty Seated dime for a collector assembling an advanced mint state set. One would be hard pressed to upgrade this MS65 due to the old time originality and beautiful toning. Let's start with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that activates the colorful patina. Obverse is mostly gold-rose with some blues. Rose dominates the reverse with a lovely sky blue arc at the rim. Strike is excellent for the F-107 die variety as these come weak on the upper obverse. Actually, this high grade F-107 revealed a die defect on D(I)ME that needs to be captured in the web-book. Therefore, this example will become the new F-107 web-book plate coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Viewing this lovely piece in hand would immediately explain the CAC approval. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
25025400
F-104
Gem $840 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. A gem original example of the F-104 Misplaced Date in Denticles die variety. The top of an extra 8 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the normal 8 digit. This example features brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. Strike is essentially complete with hammered reverse devices but with some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Given that most Type 2 obverse hub strikes are generally weakly struck, this offering is above average. There are no surface abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A recently upgraded example from the Newtown Collection that warrants serious consideration for Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set collectors.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS65
PCGS
5765223
F-105
Gem $1225 Repunched 86 Digits, Gem Original, Golden Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, One of the Finest Examples of F-105 Variety, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection. 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 1887 Seated 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670

Gem $785 Ex. Woodlands Collection, Gem Original, Satiny Aquamarine Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A gem 1887 Philadelphia Seated dime that offers satiny cartwheel luster. Obverse is covered with a layer of transparent aquamarine patina that adds faint golden hues when view under bright light. The reverse is similar with the golden coloring being more dominant at the rims. Strike is 100% complete with bold obverse devices and complete head details. Reverse strike is fully impressed including the pesky upper left wheat grains that are a chronic issue for With Legend dimes. Let's discuss the recent provenance; first consigned by the Birmingham Collection during late 2014 and acquired by the Woodlands Collection. Then sold from the Woodlands Collection into the Tenafly Collection, Now back on the market and should receive strong consideration. It will take patience and effort to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A top quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
MS64+
PCGS
32192010
F-110
Gem $710 Gem Original, Reflection Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Peripheral Gold-Aquamarine Colors, Fortin Web-book Plate Coin, Tenafly Collection, . Ex. Woodlands Collection. A superb 1887 San Francisco strike with light mirrored fields and stunning reflective cartwheel luster; atypical for the date. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and 100% original. A bold strike with all devices deeply impressed other than the left ribbon end. Accurately graded at the MS64+ level and eventually will find its way into an MS65 holder. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Another exceptional offering from the Tenafly Collection. Please note that the PCGS holder is well worn on the reverse side and makes crisp photography nearly impossible.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
MS63
NGC
1612340015
F-103
Choice $300 F-103, Filled Mintmark, Choice Original, Gorgeous Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An exceptional 1887 San Francisco strike with brilliant frosty luster and rich aquamarine-gold patina. Strike is complete with all devices deeply impressed. The F-103 die variety features a filled S mintmark. Purchased during the 2003 FUN show and residing in Maine bank box since that time. Recent CAC approval. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Another high quality offering from the Gerry Fortin reference collection.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 1888
MS66
PCGS
25688726
F-116
Gem $1350 Gem Original, Pastel Aquamarine and Gold Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Tenafly Collection.. Ex. Woodlands Collection. What an exceptional 1888 dime! Bold frosty luster accentuates the nearly transparent patina. Eye appeal is high whether viewing in hand or swirling under bright light. In hand coloring is a combination of light pastel colors including aquamarine and gold shades. Add a light source and the fun kicks in. The frosty cartwheel luster is activated with the coloring becoming much more vivid. This piece is fully struck with well defined head details and wheat grains in the upper left wreath. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A superb specimen from the Tenafly Collection that belong in another advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65
NGC
958035003
F-110
Gem $985 Repunched 889, Gem Original, Golden-Aquamarine Patina, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A difficult 1889 Philadelphia die variety with repunching inside the lower loops of 88 and above the tail of the 9 digit. First listed by Fortin. This offering has to be one of the finest examples extant as I've seen few in my collecting career. Gem original surfaces are covered with semi-transparent golden-aquamarine patina. Frosty luster is brilliant with bold cartwheels during bright light viewing. The F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Purchased April 2003 and in the Fortin collection since that time. I really hate to let this one go but all die variety dimes must be eventually sold.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65
PCGS
15023182
F-116
Gem $935 Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Perpherial Toning, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Ex. Osprey Collection. A spectular 1889 Seated dime with glowing frosty luster. Surface toning is limited to golden and rose shades mostly concentrated near the rims. Strike is typical for With Legend dimes during the 1882 through 1891 era. There is weakness at Liberty's head and on the upper left wheat grains as is frequently seen. Eye appeal is high due to brilliant frosty luster that dominates during in hand and bright light viewing. This lovely dime is housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and is conservatively graded. In summary, luster, surfaces, color and grading fully warrant CAC approval on this Newtown Collection offering.
Seated 10C 1889S Seated 1889-S
AU58
NGC
3086443003
F-102
Original $415 Medium S Reverse, Repunched 1, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Well Struck, Tenafly Collection. The 1889-S F-102 die variety features a medium S date punch. Only one medium S reverse is known for 1889 San Francisco strikes. There is a minor repunching above the flag of the 1 digit along with a spur on the right foot of AME(R)ICA. The F-102 reverse is in a late die state. Details in the denticles and wreath are very weak with significant amounts of die erosion in the field areas. The Tenafly Collection offers a gorgeous F-102 example with lightly mirrored fields and reflective obverse luster during bright light viewing. The reverse was struck from a frosty die as compared to the obverse. A natural light gray-gold skin covers both sides. Housed in older NGC with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A true value given the AU58 grade level.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
NGC
4189859004
F-108
Choice $295 Misplaced Digits in Lower Shield, Choice Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Accurately Graded. A wonderful crusty original 1890 dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are choice, blemish free and offer considerable luster for the assigned grade. The top loops of a 9 and 0 digits are visible in the lower shield. The extra 9 digit is located between shield lines 4 and 5 while the top loop of the 0 digit is located between shield lines 8 and 9. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval; conservative grading by NGC. A top quality offering and www.seateddimevarieties.com web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
PCGS
30624388
F-102a
Choice $235 Choice Original, Prior Proof Dies, Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely deserved. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
EF40
PCGS
30932678
F-105
Choice HOLD
$130
Misplaced Digit in Gown, Choice Original, Olive-Rose and Gray Patina, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Cleveland Collection. A choice original example of the 1890 die variety with a single misplaced digit in the lower gown immediately right of the scroll end. Surface are covered with combination olive-rose and gray patina with additional blue hues under a light source. Probably one of the nicest EF40 examples of the variety seen. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A quality Top 100 Varieties offering from the amazing Tenafly Collection
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 1890-S
MS64
PCGS
11217703
F-117
Gem $1250 Fantastic Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Pretty Copper-Gold Shades, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A fantastic 1890 San Francisco survivor that will be most difficult to upgrade. Strike is hammered with high relief obverse devices and on the right reverse. The F-117 reverse can be easily diagnosed by a high Medium S mintmark that tilts right. There is a punch defect in the lower loop of the mintmark. The left wreath elements are weaker than on the right. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant and appealing. Both sides are covered with transparent copper -gold patina. Purchased during July 2007 at a Summer FUN show auction. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval. This offering is the 1890-S F-117 plate coin at the online die variety guide entitled The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 1890-S
MS63
NGC
599335010
F-106
Choice $685 Fiery Frosty Luster, Superior Eye Appeal at Grade, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superior Mint State 1890-S dime at the assigned gray level. Brilliant luster becomes fiery under a light source due to the rose obverse toning. Reverse toning is even more spectacular with rose center that is pleasantly framed by deep peripheral blues. The piece serves as the 1890-S F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Following is a portion of the web-book F-106 die variety discussion, "Ahwash lists the F-106 obverse and reverse die pair as a Medium S over Small S variety in his encyclopedia. His macro photograph of the Medium S over Small S mintmark does not match the Medium S mintmark position found on the reverse of the plate coin. It has been suggested by certain Seated Dime specialists that the macro photograph of the Medium S over Small S mintmark is actually that of the 1891-S Medium S over Small S mintmark. As a result, I do not agree with attempts to reference Ahwash 3 as a Medium over Small S mintmark variety." Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 1891
VF30
PCGS
36542560
F-107
Choice HOLD
$106
Misplaced 8 in Dentciles, Choice Original Light Gray, Top 100 Varieties, CAC Approved, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1891 F-107 Misplaced 8 in Denticles is listed as #94 in the Top 100 Varieties Set and always popular. The top loop of an 8 or 9 digit is visible in the denticles at a point below the 8 and 9 digits. This variety was discovered by Bill Fivaz and remains scarce. This PCGS certified example offers unabraded surfaces and light gray toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label reads, "MPD FS-301, F-107." A fun Top 100 Varieties offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection that is completely document. The grading, attribution and CAC approval fees are worth the purchase price let along the dime.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 1891-O
MS64
PCGS OGH
4661000
F-106
Gem $700 New October 20! Repunched 89, Mediom O/O, Gem Original, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1891-O F-106 obverse is in an early die state with some clashing visible around Liberty's head and between the cap and Liberty's head. There is no rim cudding on this specimen as seen on the later F-106a die state. Repunching of the date is plain in the lower loops of the 89 digits. The 1891-o F-106 reverse is also in an early die state with no die cracks. The Medium O mintmark has punch artifacts within its center causing numismatists to speculate as to the mintmark being an O/S or O/O repunched mintmark. My own research, as presented in the web-book, suggests a Medium O over O. A gem original example that was purchased during February 2002. Fields are mirrored and produce crisp reflective luster. Strike is bold and exciting to inspect. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. The 1891-O F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. I suspect this piece could easily find its way into an MS65 holder given today's grading standards.
Seated 10C 1891S Seated 1891-S
MS63
PCGS OGH
4843042
F-110
Choice $420 Thick Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Collection. Denticles are strong on the F-110 obverse with the denticles below the date being cut down. The Medium S on this reverse could be viewed by the inexperience dealer as being filled with the potential outlines of a Small S. The artifact is actually part of the medium S punch and is previously seen on several 1890-S reverse dies. This F-110 example offers choice original surfaces and vibrant frosty luster. Strike is very well executed and pleasing. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. The 1891-S F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and now being offered as part of the amazing Tenafly Collection.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 1892
MS64
NGC
2632650002

Choice HOLD
$320
Near Gem Original, Super Eye Appeal, Colorful Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Definitely not your ordinary 1892 Barber dime! This near gem piece has incredible eye appeal consistent with a high grade. Fully struck with brilliant cartwheel luster that dazzles the eyes. Add in rose, gold and blues into the mix leads to superior eye appeal. Technically, this lovely Barber dime has been graded MS64 due to a blemish by Liberty's lips but the eye appeal is MS65+. CAC has agreed with the originality and eye appeal by assigned their green bean sticker. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder. A super offering to consider from the Saco River Collection.
Barber 10C 1897 Barber 1897
MS63
PCGS
83981726

Choice HOLD
$215
Early Philadelphia Strike, Choice Original, Classic Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded. Attractively toned and strictly original. Center are toned a natural copper gray with ebony surround obverse legend and bridging reverse rim to wreath. Strike is complete. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Overall, a quality early Barber die that should pleased selective collectors. Consider as a type coin or holding a place in a date/mintmark set.
Barber 10C 1900 Barber 1900
MS66+
PCGS
25662368

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

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

Gem $285 Gem Original, Huge Cartwheels, Golden Patina, Lots of Eye Appeal for Grade. A most attractive 1905 Barber dime that would be ideal for a type set. In hand appearance is that of a true gem. Brilliant luster and cartwheels are not muted by the rich gold patina. Let's go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I guarantee the buyer will be thoroughly pleased at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Mercury 10C 1916S Mercury 1916-S
MS66
PCGS
37814362

Gem $395 New November 26! 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 1939D Mercury 1939-D
MS67+
PCGS
82922758

Gem $500 Frosty, Attractive Toning, CAC.. This red and green-toned superb uncirculated Mercury dime makes us wonder if the GFRC "Christmas in August" event has been fast-tracked into spring. Rest assured the August event will take place as scheduled, but in the meantime we have the pleasure of presenting this lovely example with thick, colorful toning. The multi-hued "skin" almost seems like an applied foil that one might peel back, but there is no need as the booming luster easily penetrates the rich layer of color. The strike is complete, although short of the Full Bands designation. From the Seal Beach Collection, and residing in a PCGS 6.0 (2015-present) holder.
20 Cents
Seated 20C 1875 Seated 1875
EF40
PCGS
13664605

Choice $485 Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Mintage of only 36,910. Crusty gray-gold surfaces are no question original on this lovely 1875 double dime. Strike is decent with only a tiny blemish in the right obverse field needing to be mentioend. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the obvious originality and accurate grading. A perfect candidate for an EF grade level type set.
Seated 20C 1875S Seated 1875-S
VF25
PCGS
24700443
BF-10
Choice $215 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patinal, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. A choice example of the scarcer BF-10 die pairing. Reverse die cracks are in an interim die state. Surfaces are toned gun metal gray. Strike is typical with weakness on the stars in right field. There are no blemishes to report. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and standard insert. A quality type coin from the White Pine Collection and fairly priced.
25 Cents
Draped Bust 25C 1807 Draped Bust 1807
VF30
PCGS
33315809
B-1
Choice HOLD
$2050
Near Gem Original, Light Gray Toning, Eye Appeal, Better Date, Conservative Grading. This near gem 1807 example is one of the nicest Draped Bust quarters handled since starting the GFRC business. I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW designation is appropriate. Trust me. Fields are toned over with gun metal gray patina while the higher wear points have lighter shades just as one would expect from a truly original silver coin. Strike is well executed throughout obverse and reverse. There are some faint toned over lines under a 10x loupe but let's remember this is a circulated coin and not an AU with rub. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please give this attractive quarter special consideration as the buyer will be pleased.
Capped Bust 25C 1815 Capped Bust 1815
EF40
PCGS
24561571
B-1
Gem $2500 B-1, First Year Gem, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Gorgeous Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Reflective Luster, Well Struck, Conservative Grading. A superior 1815 B-1 first year strike with gem original surfaces and eye appeal. The GFRC images should immediately convince you of this fact. Rich gun metal gray-blue patina covers both sides. Under a light source, toning shifts to blue-gold and the reflective fields provide ample luster. Obverse is uniform and complete while reverse is a tad weak on the eagle claws. Honestly, this lovely Capped Bust quarter is conservatively graded. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. This offering is for the advanced collector who will only settle for a top quality premium specimen. CAC approval was never a question here.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
06614422
B-2
Choice $2325 Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Perfect Capped Bust Quarter Type Coin, Choice Original, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. GFRC is please to be offering a gorgeous 1818 Capped Bust quarter that would be ideal for an early silver type set. Locating well preserved and choice Capped Bust quarters takes time and patience. This example has superior eye along with being well balanced. A dark gray-blue ring surrounds the obverse stars, date and center device while the center fields and hair curls are lightly toned. The resulting contrast is eye catching. The reverse offers glowing orange-rose residual luster along with a narrow aquamarine ring at the legend. Under a light source, the obverse toning shifts to deep blues and center rose. The luster is particularly strong on the reverse. A no question choice example with no blemishes of distractions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. I like this quarter so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Even the most selective collector will be pleased upon the arrival of this piece.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
15741018
B-4
Choice $1950 Excellent Open Collar Type Coin, Antique Gray-Aquamarine, Choice Original Surfaces, Difficult Grade, Well Struck. Collectors seeking an open collar Capped Bust quarter will typically gravitate to the 1818 date. Yes, this date is "common" due to a substantial mintage of 361,174 pieces. When building a type set, the challenge lies in locating choice original examples with eye appeal and attempting to match color and overall eye appeal. This 1818 B-4 strike is a worthy candidate for consideration. Surfaces are perfectly original and are validated with a CAC green bean. Residual steely luster is immediately evident during bright light inspection. Strike is essentially complete with all stars being well rounded and displaying centrils. The only point of strike weakness seen is on the right facing eagle claws. No bad for a Capped Bust quarter and high production rates. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
VF30
PCGS
16274292
B-10
Choice $685 Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Olive Gray Fields, Later Die State, CAC Approval . The 1818 B-10 die pairing was previously considered to be rare but recent research suggests an R3 rarity rating as being accurate. This B-10 example is fully choice with blemish free surfaces. I love it when early type coins have the circulated cameo appearance and eye appeal. This is the case here with olive-gray fields providing reasonable contrast with the lighter main devices. A well struck example with reverse die crack through (2)5C and upward into the left shield edge. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 25C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Medium 0
VF20
NGC
586305014
B-3
Choice $645 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. This 1820 Medium 0 specimen is 100% original with crusty gray patina. Residual verdigris is seen throughout the hair curls and especially on the lower reverse devices and legend. This piece provides excellent balance of thick original toning coupled with decent contrast and eye appeal. This offering is essentially blemish free other than a hit on the 1 digit and an ancient toned over line direct left of the 1. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert dating back to late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality and accurate grading. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
F12
PCGS
19646447
B-3
Choice $395 New December 1! Choice Original, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. How I wish that all Capped Bust quarters could be located in this well preserved condition. Dark gray fields nicely frame the lighter main device. This contrasting appearance is often noted as circulated cameo; a fine description for the 1821 B-3 strike. Completely unabraded and accurately graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A pleasing early Capped Bust offering that is making a second apperance on the GFRC price list. Hurry on this one as can't imagine it will last long.
Capped Bust 25C 1822 Capped Bust 1822
VF25
PCGS
33503343
B-1
Choice $1100 Scarce Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Low mintage of 64,000 with only a single obverse die and two reverse dies employed for strikings. This surviving example is a special treat to handle. I must admit that the GFRC images fail to convey the strict originality and choice surfaces. In hand viewing reveals a fairly thick layer of crusty gray patina on both sides. Ancient reverse verdigris between (A)MERICA and the right scroll end is further validation of the exceptional originality. Bright light viewing exposes embedded golden hues along with deep grays. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no distracting blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is 100% warranted. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1824/2 Capped Bust 1824/2
VF35
PCGS
25650928
B-1
Choice $3650 Date Rarity, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Olive-Gray and Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. There are no official mint records indicating that Capped Bust quarters were struck during 1824. However, series specialist believe that 16,000 pieces delivered on December 31, 1823 were dated 1824. This choice original example is one of those 16,000 strikes that managed to survive with well preserved surfaces. Actually, this piece screams originality with it crusty gray-olive patina along with embedded rose coloring during bright light viewing. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and a pleasure to view with 10x loupe. Strike is typical for open collar production era. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval validates the strictly originality on this key date specimen. A significant Capped Bust quarter offering that deserves a place in an advanced collection. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1824/2 Capped Bust 1824/2
F15
PCGS
15535720
B-1
Gem $2100 Key Capped Bust Quarter Date, Circulated Cameo Gray, Accurately Graded . 1824/2 is the key Capped Bust quarter date if one ignores the very rare 1823/2. A mintage of 24,000 was produced from a single die pairing. Due to heavy circulation, most survivals are well worn and typically found with surface issues. The key date status and high pricing structure has brought many specimens to the market place. More than half of the CAC approved pieces are at the AG03 through F15 grade levels. This F15 example is a gem for the grade and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Circulated cameo eye appeal is immediately evident and results from contrasting lighter main devices against darker gray fields. Surfaces are entirely unabraded other than an ancient line by stars 10 and 11. Open collar capped Bust quarters are a challenging series with long term value potential. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A Chicago ANA new purchase.
Capped Bust 25C 1825/4(2 Capped Bust 1825/4(2
VF30
PCGS
32038514
B-2
Choice $985 Choice Original, Gray Patina with Golden Highlights, Accurately Graded. A superior example of the 1825/4(2) date that is as choice as one could desire. All 1825 dated Capped Bust quarters (mintage 168,000) were struck during the last month of that year. Erratic supplies of the silver bullion incoming to the Philadelphia mint resulted in unpredictable striking and releases. This surviving example is perfectly original with natural gray patina and embedded golden hues that appear during bright light inspection. I went back and forth between a Choice or Gem quality rating. Choice was selected as there is an ancient micro line on the obverse that can seen with 10x loupe. Otherwise, a Gem quality rating would have been assigned as all other aspects of the coin are superior. A quick check of CoinFacts indicates a reasonable surviving population at the VF30 level but few auction records. This is probably the results of choice examples being closely held in advanced collections or trading directly among collectors. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this piece. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
EF45
PCGS
34402007
B-2
Choice $525 Ex. Reiver-Marx, Old Album Ring Toning, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, A Premium Example. A superior 1832 Capped Bust quarter considering the assigned EF45 grade level. This lovely Browning 2 specimen (small thin arrow heads on reverse) scores well against GFRC evaluation criteria. First is the strict originality with residual mint frost surrounding all stars and reverse legend. Then there is eye appeal as bright level inspection reveals old album toning rings of gold, yellow and blue at the periphery. When swirling this piece under a light source, the impression is that of a full AU50 surfaces due to the cartwheel luster. Finally, strike is well executed with only the left obverse stars lacking complete definition. Overall, a well balanced offering that will please the most selection Capped Bust collector. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. This piece also sports the Jules Reiver and Marx pedigrees and worthy of special consideration.
Capped Bust 25C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
EF40
PCGS
14825506
B-2
Choice $385 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. An impressive 1836 B-2 example with thick crusty gray patina. Under a light source, rose hues are evident, especially on the reverse. There are no blemishes worthy of mention on this lovely example. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Seated 25c 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
31852877

Choice $285 No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Medium Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded. Fresh CAC approval. A classic Seated quarter No Drapery type coin with choice original surface . Surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina along with some golden hues on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever on this natural toned Philadelphia strike. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
VF25
PCGS
26806623

Choice $215 New December 1! No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Perfect Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. No Drapery Type. Well above average in terms of circulated cameo eye appeal and so pleasing. Fields are toned even crusty gray while primary devices are shaded with light natural coloring. No blemishes to mention and accurately graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS62
PCGS
10260373
Briggs 2-B
Choice $3000 No Drapery, Closed Claws, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rich Gold and Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Much more eye appeal in hand than on the GFRC images. Rich gold and brown patina covers obverse while reverse is toned rose colored with peripheral aquamarine. Typical No Drapery design strike with weakness at the upper obverse. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Fresh CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
21450028
Briggs 1-A
Choice $275 Mintmark Left, Choice Original Surfaces, Even Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Fresh CAC approval. Natural surfaces and traditional gun metal gray patina are the hallmarks on this choice original 1840 No Drapery quarter; the mintmark left die pairing. Strike is decent given how bad some of these come. A wholesome offerings that will satisfy the selective collector. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Fresh CAC approval makes this offering even more attractive.
Seated 25C 1842 Seated 1842
Large Date
VG08
PCGS
26467367
Briggs 1-A
Choice $350 Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Bold Rims, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Scarce Philadelphia date in any grade and currently underrated as compared to the price guides. Mintage of only 88,000 with 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 2013 transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is waranted for this scarce Liberty Seated quarter date.
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
F15
PCGS
27746746
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2150 Rare Offering, Small Date, Choice Original, Early Die State, Well Sruck, Pleasing Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Small Date die variety and important opportunity for the Liberty Seated quarter collector assembling a Redbook set as this is one of the key dates in the Liberty Seated quarter series that should garner substantial attention. This is the first 1842-O Small Date handled by GFRC since being in business and what a way to get started. A thoroughly pleasing example with circulated cameo eye appeal and choice original surfaces covered with dark gray patina. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert along with CAC approval. CAC has approved a total of 28 pieces due to key date status with all being graded between Poor01 to Very Fine 35 and a lone MS63 specimen. 16 of the 28 are graded lower than this gorgeous Fine 15 offering. An noteworthy numismatic property from the Mt. View Collection.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Small Date
G06
PCGS
10244480

Choice $1000 Price Reduction 5/7/19 - Rare Small Date Variety, Cameo Eye Appeal, Aquamarine Blue Fields, Full Rims, Conservatively Graded, Kansas Collection. 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 Haseltineís 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 1847O Seated 1847-O
VF30
PCGS
16659861
Briggs 1-A
Choice $800 Early Die State, Choice Original, Rich Gray-Olive Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Locating choice 1847 New Orleans Seated quarters will take some patience as collectors are faced with weak obverse strikes and problematic surfaces. Though this date has a mintage of 368,000, few examples are known in mint state. In circulated grades, this date is available but many are not what I would consider as choice. CAC has only approved 19 examples in all grades. This new GFRC example offers a richly toned obverse with gun metal gray patina and golden gray on the reverse. Surfaces are vewry well preserved and free of any major distraction. Strike is typical with flat head and breasts along with weak definition of the eagle's lower left leg and claws. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the no question originality and accurate grading. An important offering from those attempting a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1850 Seated 1850
AU50
PCGS
18504602
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$725
Errant 1 on Denticles, Reflective Golden Luster, Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Tenafly Collection. A popular die variety with errant or "misplaced" 1 digit on the denticles direct below the 1 digit punch. The 1850 Philadelphia date is also challenging in higher circulated grades, especially with CAC approval. Surfaces are toned an original light gray with some golden hues appearing during bright light viewing. In terms of blemishes, there is a fully toned over mark in the left obverse field between left arm and star 3. This blemish did not bother CAC due to the overall originality and accurate grading. Strike is well executed for an early date Seated quarter. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with blue label and standard ring insert. An important Top 25 Liberty Seated quarter die variety from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1851 Seated 1851
EF40
PCGS
84309046

Choice $875 Underrated Pre-1853 Melt Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Charcoal Gray Patina, CAC Approval. Locating 1851 Philadelphia Seated quarters in choice original condition will prove to be a challenging pursuit. Total mintage was only 160,000 pieces followed by heavy circulation and low survival rates due to pre-1853 silver bullion arbitrage. This date is a no question scarce issue with a surviving population similar to its 1851-O counterpart, which is considered to be rare. CAC has only stickered 23 total with 11 better than this EF40 specimen. Most of these are probably locked up in strong collector hands. The offered example sports light charcoal gray patina with darker shades immediately around the major devices. Choice surfaces retain some residual luster that becomes apparent under a light source. Strike is typical for the date. This piece should fit nicely into a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set which has emphasis on CAC approved pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU58
PCGS
28891737

Choice $850 Perfectly Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray-Bown Patina, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. Classic crusty gray-brown patina and ideal for fans of strict originality. Bright light viewing exposes embedded rose and blues. If there is any rub on the high points, it is difficult to discern given the thick toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A new offering from the Titan Collection.
Seated 25C 1853/4 Seated 1853/4
Arrows & Rays
VF25
PCGS
29200375

Choice $395 1853/4 Overdate, Top 25 Varieties #12, Choice Original, Light Gray-Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Popular 1853/4 overdate example in middle die state. The undertype is bold with doubled arrow base clear under a 10x loupe. Surfaces are covered with a thin gray-rose patina. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate offering from the Cleveland Collection's Top 25 Varieties set.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
32000997
Briggs 2-D
Choice $875 Choice Original, Crusty Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original 1853 New Orleans strike housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The 1853 Philly With Arrows and Rays date may be common but the New Orleans counterpart is much scarcer and challenging to locate choice. Weak strikes are all an issue. This example offers brown/gold obverse coloring while the reverse is covered with thick gun metal gray patina. There are no blemishes to discuss. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality and decent eye appeal for an 1853-O quarter.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
G04
PCGS
32624837
FS-501
Choice $350 O/Horizontal O, Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Listed in the Top 25 Seated Quarter Varieties set as #14 and quite challenging to locate choice since many 1853-O survivors and found with issues. This piece sports only honest wear and darker gray fields. The horizontal O is bold and remains obvious in the upper loop of the final O. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS label reads, "O/Horizontal O FS-501". Another cool Liberty Seated quarter die variety from the Mt. View Collection. CAC approval makes this example a must have for Top 25 set builders.
Seated 25C 1854 Seated 1854
With Arrows
MS64
PCGS
22057238

Choice HOLD
$1750
New November 25! Popular With Arrows Type, Creamy Gold Luster, Speckled Peripheral Toning, Fully Struck, CAC Approval. Ideal as Liberty Seated quarter With Arrows type coin! A carefully preserved 1854 strike with thick mint frost throughout fields and main devices. As a result, the mint bloom is richly captured via thick frosty (creamy) luster. Strike is absolutely hammered and definitely adds to the desirability. Blemishes are limited to faint field chatter on the upper left reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. The darker obverse peripheral tone has been amplified by GFRC images. There are less prominent during in hand and bright light viewing. Under a light source, the highlight is clearly the rich mint bloom. CDN CAC bid is $2190 as reference point.
Seated 25C 1854 Seated 1854
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
18528984

Choice $310 New October 16! Choice Original, Golden Brown Patina, Accurately Grade, Titan Collection. A strictly original 1854 With Arrows Seated quarter that is a pleasing candidate for CAC approved type set. The Titan Collection purchased this piece from GFRC during mid 2018 and now returning it back for a second appearance on the price list. Surfaces are toned a crusty brown with embedded gold. Under a bright light, golden brown luster is available on both sides. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) 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 1856 Seated 1856
MS64
PCGS
13155656

Choice $1400 Above Average Eye Appeal, Thick Frosty Luster, Near Gem Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. CAC approval was definitely warranted for this lovely 1856 Seated quarter. CAC approval recognized the strictly original surfaces covered with thick mint frost. The resulting luster is brilliant with active cartwheels. Strike is complete with deeply impressed devices and motifs. A faint creamy gold skin covers both sides and further validates the originality. Accurately graded and fairly priced. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 1856
AU53
PCGS
31887333

Choice $250 Dirty Light Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Completely Strike, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A well preserved 1856 Philadelphia strike with naturally toned surfaces. Both sides are covered with dirty light gray patina. Under the patina, are frosty surfaces. Bright light viewing exposes this luster and shifts the toning to light gold. A fully struck specimen that is accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A top quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Titan Collection.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 1856-O
F15
PCGS
18159877

Choice $120 Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1856S Seated 1856-S
F15
PCGS
34513168
Briggs 3-D
Choice HOLD
$715
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. This is a better date in the Seated quarter series with a mintage of just 286,000 pieces. The San Francisco Mint was more focused on gold coinage during the 1850s, as abundant quantities of the yellow metal poured forth from the western mines. This piece exhibits medium gray toning, characteristic of the Mountain View "look," which is clearly evident as one views the Mountain View Seated quarter gallery on GFRC. Briggs 3-D with a high date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1856S/S Seated 1856S/S
Large/Small S
AG3
PCGS
32237600

Choice HOLD
$575
New December 2! Large S/Small S, Top 25 Varieties, . 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. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 1857
MS64
PCGS
21062659

Choice $1125 Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Ideal Mint State Type, Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster. Classic heavily toned mint state eye appeal is at hand for this lovely 1857 Liberty Seated quarter. A silver piece that performs well during bright light viewing with satiny overall luster and bright peripheral blues. Strike is typical for the date. An ancient grade limiting mark is seen in the upper left field otherwise the surfaces are unabraded. Fairly graded for overall eye appeal and preservation state. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857S Seated 1857-S
VG08
PCGS
28454082
Briggs 2-C
Choice $400 New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. The 1857-S quarter is one of the more underrated pieces in the Seated quarter pieces, with a mintage of only 82,000 coins. The rare 1872-S quarter was actually struck in higher quantities, to the extent of 83,000 examples, although the survival rate for that elusive issue is somewhat lower than for the 1857-S quarter. This CAC-approved example has no significant surface issues, and the coin exhibits a mix of color underlying a light brown palette, with shades of rose, aqua, and chestnut underneath. CAC has certified only 24 pieces total. Briggs 2-C with a high mintmark touching both the feather and stem. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1858 Seated 1858
MS64
NGC
629270017

Choice $1200 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! This lovely CAC-approved quarter is a worthy representative of the No Motto type, with antique silver coloring and occassional dirt attesting to the originality. Well-struck with a couple flat stars to the right and some weakness around the arrow fletching. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert dating to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters from the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1858S Seated 1858-S
F15
PCGS
34200348
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$1250
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. The 1858-S becomes extremely tough in EF and above, and it's no slouch at this grade level either, especially when considering the eye appeal of the present example. CAC has approved but 18 examples in all grades combined. This piece boasts smooth surfaces with lighter fields offsetting the more richly toned protected areas at the rims and around the central figures. A very light line extends from the eagle's beak, but the aesthetic appeal is exceptional for an 1858-S at this grade level. Indeed, opportunities such as this generally come only when a carefully formed collection is made available to the market. Briggs 2-B with the mintmark just touching stem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1858S Seated 1858-S
G06
PCGS
12403824

Choice $420 Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Full Rims, Natural Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. A meager mintage of 121,000 pieces with only three (3) examples certified by PCGS at G6 level. The offered example exhibits just honest wear and full solid rims. Surfaces are blemish free and toned an even medium gray. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is warranted due to strict originality and fair grading. Making a return GFRC appearance after being purchased by the consignor during May 2016. From the Mt. View Collection and should garner attention for a quality low to mid circulated grade date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1859S Seated 1859-S
VG10
PCGS
81787058
Briggs 1-A
Choice $900 New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Coins such as this are the epitome of Seated coin collecting. While it's nice to have an unlimited checkbook and first shot at the best collections when they are broken up, the reality for most collectors is quite different. But one can be a connoisseur at any level, as the Mountain View consignor demonstrates. The present coin is a choice example of a low-mintage issue, with significant foundational value as a pleasing, rare piece. Dappled olive toning graces medium gray surfaces on both sides, while the fields are above average for a coin at this technical grade. The CAC population is a mere 20 pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1860S Seated 1860-S
VG08
PCGS
27548968
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1650 New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Along with the 1864-S and 1872-S quarters, the 1860-S is in the top tier of desirability when it comes to collecting Seated quarters from the San Francisco Mint. This will be one of first coins examined when viewing a set of quarters, and there will be no apologizing for this example. Even silver color is surrounded by chestnut tones at the rims while ample "dirt" hides in the protected areas - precisely the wear pattern one expects on an original coin. Briggs 1-A, the only variety for this issue. CAC has certified just 18 examples, including this, in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1861S Seated 1861-S
F12
PCGS
31609269
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1250 New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Yet another challenging coin in the Seated quarter series, the 1861-S was struck to the extent of only 96,000 pieces. Remarkably, of this entire issue, which once existed in the form of well struck, gem uncirculated pieces, only 18 have been certified by CAC as retaining a sufficient measure of originality. This example has the "circulated cameo" look with deep indigo shades contrasting with lighter fields and neatly outlining the stars and reverse legend. A lovely coin for the grade that would fit in nicely with a circulated set of Seated quarters. Briggs 2-B with a centered mintmark. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1863 Seated 1863
F15
PCGS
20175807

Choice New Price
$295
Consignor Buyout & Price Reduction! Better Civil War Date, Choice Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Popular Civil War date and difficult to locate in the lower circulated grade range. Light to medium gray patina covers both sides with darker shades that the peripheries. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval. Recently purchased from the Watch Hill consignor with price reduction.
Seated 25C 1864S Seated 1864-S
G06
PCGS
30998707
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1250
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Regarded as perhaps the toughest coin among the San Francisco quarters, the mintage of the 1864-S was a mere 20,000 pieces. A handful of these - just ten pieces - have been certified by CAC. This piece is exceptional for the grade with only circulation wear and no distracting problems. Silver-toned surfaces contrast with light crust in the stars and legend. Given the combination of rarity and eye appeal, this piece will sell quickly. Briggs 1-A, with mintmark separated from the feather, and upward sloping date. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1865S Seated 1865-S
VG08
PCGS
29677892
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$550
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View 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.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 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1866S Seated 1866-S
VG10
PCGS
81734995
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1300
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. San Francisco began using a smaller mintmark punch on this issue, and this reverse die has a distinctive cut in the lower portion of the mintmark, an anomaly seen also on the 1867-S and 1869-S quarters. Low mintage is again the watchword for the San Francisco Seated quarter series, with only 28,000 pieces struck in this year. This is a lovely, light silver example with even, smooth surfaces and no distracting marks apart from a short line in Liberty's face. This is an elusive coin, particularly so when CAC-certified, with just 11 pieces approved by CAC altogether. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
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 1868S Seated 1868-S
F12
PCGS
29100374
Briggs 1-A
Choice $400 New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Most of the low-mintage San Francisco quarters were struck from a single die pair, and the 1868-S issue is no exception. Curiously, the reverse die used for the 1866, 1867, and 1869 San Francisco quarters was not used in this year. Medium gray toning covers both sides of this example, with heavier dirt in the lower portions of the obverse and reverse. A couple horizontal lines bisect Liberty, but the surfaces are smooth and original. There is a small patch of roughness above the right wing, even so this remains a most appealing example for the grade. Briggs 1-A, the only die pair for this issue, with mintmark punched to the left. CAC has certified just 15 pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1869 Seated 1869
PR64
PCGS
32735524
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1025 Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, A Near Gem, Bright Reflective Mirrors, Peripheral Rose Gold, Hammered Strike, Clean Fields, Fairly Graded. 1869 proof strikes were limited to 600 pieces and are listed as Briggs 2-B in Larry's Encyclopedia. This example has been well preserved with near gem original surfaces. The mirrors are bright and reflective with peripheral rose gold decorating the untoned centers. Strike is absolutely hammered with high relief devices. The right obverse field has a few faint hairlines that limits the grade on a technical basis but with excellent eye appeal. CAC believed so and rewarded with a green bean. Housed in 2015 PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1869S Seated 1869-S
F15
PCGS
14831157
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$650
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. This a gem example for the grade, with even, medium toning and no distracting spots. Surfaces are smooth and remarkably problem-free for the grade. CAC has certified only 12 examples, making any buying opportunity an infrequent event. As with all 1869-S quarters, this example exhibits traces of the date in the dentils at the obverse base of the coin. Briggs 1-A, the only die pair used for 1869-S quarters. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 holder (2005-2011).
Seated 25C 1871S Seated 1871-S
VG10
PCGS
33194287
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$2200
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. For many years this was an underrated date in the series, but today is more recognized with the advent of certified population reports. In addition to the PCGS and NGC reports, we now also have the CAC census, which provides additional insight into the quality of the remaining population. For the 1871-S, CAC has blessed but a tiny group of 11 pieces, and this coin is among the most affordable of these select few. Light silver color covers both sides of this example, while the obverse stars, date, and central figure are nicely outlined by minimal crust in the protected areas. There are a few scattered marks as expected for the grade, but the surfaces are largely smooth and the overall eye appeal is strong. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1872S Seated 1872-S
VG10
PCGS
27767091
Briggs 1-A
Choice $3950 New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. This is the key to the San Francisco Seated quarter set, with a low mintage of 83,000 pieces and an even lower rate of survival. In over 30 years of operation, PCGS and NGC combined have reported only 75 grading events total. Of these 75, only eight have been CAC-certified. This example features medium gray toning with hints of chestnut on both sides. Apart from a few marks at star 6 and 7 the fields are smooth. As is typical for lower-grade examples, the obverse detail is stronger than the reverse. The aesthetic appeal is strong, and altogether this presents an enticing combination of rarity and quality. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
13522196

Choice $1385 Choice Original, Beautiful Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Intermixed Teal, Rose and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfect With Arrows type coin for an AU or Mint State type set. Quality Liberty Seated quarters are always challenging to locate so those with CAC approval should garner close attention. That is the case with this lovely 1873 With Arrows example. Perfectly original with uniform teal gold patina that remains transparent to the underlying cartwheel luster. Overall strike is well executed and balanced. Original mint state is easily seen throughout the main devices and fields and undisturbed. The assigned MS63 grade is accurate given that the thick patina dampens some of the luster. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. If you are a fan of strict originality and natural toning then this lovely quarter is for you. I would rather have this example in my collection rather than a blast white example that might achieve a higher grade.
Seated 25C 1873S Seated 1873-S
With Arrows
F15
PCGS
83668739

Choice $225 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. 1873 San Francisco strikes have a mintage of 156,000 and are much scarcer than its 1874-S following year counterpart. This Fine 15, from the Mt. View Collection has strictly original gray patina and choice surfaces. Strike strike is unifiorm with full denticles and well formed stars. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and worthy of special consideration by those building a mid circulated grade date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1874S Seated 1874-S
F12
PCGS
83631828
Briggs 2-A
Choice HOLD
$115
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. With Arrows quarters are pursued by many U.S. type coin collectors, creating appeal to a wide audience. While quarters in the mid-1870s become more common, quality remains elusive, with just 29 pieces of this issued certified by CAC. This example represents the characteristic "look" of the consignor's collection, with medium gray surfaces neatly surrounded by crust in the protected areas of the stars, date, legend, and central figures. A couple light lines cross Liberty's breast but are minor considerations given the overall eye appeal. Briggs 2-A with an upward sloping date and the 1 in the date aligned with vertical stripe 7. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1875S Seated 1875-S
F15
PCGS
15449990
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$165
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Although a lower mintage issue, with less than a million pieces struck, the 1875-S pricing is more in line with "common date" status. Such opportunities are numerous with the Liberty Seated series. This example is another gem for the grade from the Mountain View collection, with unspotted, even gray toning and original crust embedded in the recesses of the design. Briggs 1-A, the only variety for this issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1876 Seated 1876
MS62
PCGS OGH
3303305

Choice $495 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! This lovely, CAC-approved Seated quarter features soft, pastel tones underlaid by vibrant luster. The strike is typical, with the star centers and arrow feathers not completely brought up. There are no distracting marks and the overall effect is pleasing. From the Sunset Point collection and housed in a Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1878S Seated 1878-S
F12
PCGS
26878168
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$900
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. The 1878-S is the last difficult San Francisco Seated quarter, with the 1888-S and 1891-S being more easily acquired issues. CAC has certified but 12 examples. This piece exhibits medium gray toning and hints of olive underlying the surface. Consistent with other coins in the Mountain View consignment, lighter fields and central figures contrast with darker shades in protected areas. Scattered ticks cover largely smooth surfaces, and the aesthetic appeal is compelling, especially in light of the rarity of this issue. Briggs 1-A, the only die pair for this issue. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1883 Seated 1883
MS64
PCGS
05866011
Briggs 2-A
Choice New Price
$1500
Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. CAC liked this 1883 Seated quarter from the Sunset Point collection, and it's easy to see why. The strike is hammered without no weakness, and original luster booms from the surfaces. Toning is light, with scattered bronze in the reverse legend and arrowheads, while the obverse reveals a couple toning dots at stars 1 and 9. Housed in a Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1884 Seated 1884
F15
PCGS
32624852

Choice $650 Very Scarce Later Philadelphia Date, Natural Light Gray Patina, Choice Original, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Just taken in trade during an upgrade and back on the GFRC price list. The 1884 date sports a very low mintage of 8,000 piece. More survivors are found in mint state than in circulated grades and, of course, at a much higher cost. This lovely Fine 15 example offers choice surfaces that are natural toned with a light to medium gray skin. This piece screams originality and is blemish free. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval A rare low mintage date for those building circulated grade sets.
Seated 25C 1888 Seated 1888
F12
PCGS
32875826

Choice $625 Rare Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. A rare and underrated date with low mintage of 10,000. Briggs considers the 1888 Philadelphia date as an R5 rarity in all grades. The Mt. View Collection specimen is one of those crusty original survivors with thick gray-brpwn patina on both sides. Regardless of the long time in circulation, this piece failed to pick up any defects. A no question choice original example that is ideal for a mid grade Liberty Seated quarter set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 1892
AU58
PCGS
82455400

Choice $235 Crusty Choice Original, Gray-Brown Patina, Satiny Luster, Fully Struck, Eye Appeal. Don't I enjoying stocking United States silver coinage when found crusty original as this 1892 Barber quarter. Under the gray and dark aquamarine toning is ample remaining luster consistent with the AU58 assigned grade level. Metal flow lines in the denticles are seen on both obverse and reverse. Grading is accurate with some limited wear on the cheek. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A super offering at a fair price. Hurry on this one.
Early Commems 25C 1893 Early Commems 1893
MS63
NGC Fatty
193467003

Choice $550 New November 29! 1892 Isabella Commemorative, Beautifully Toned, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. The 1893 Isabella is one of my favorite early silver commemoratives due to many being available with beautiful toning. Made available at the World's Columbian Exposition but in the shadow of the Columbian half dollar. Few were purchased by the public and most were sold in later years. This lovely example offers frosty underlying luster multi-color toning. Surfaces are unabraded. Overall eye appeal is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The assgined NGC grade is a function of luster rather than any distracting marks. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1894O Barber 1894-O
AU55
PCGS
31330426

Choice $430 New November 28! Early New Orleans Date, Near-Gem Original, Olive-Gold Toning, Fully Struck, JUST BUY IT NOW!. A superbly original 1894-O Barber quarter that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation regardless of the premium pricing. Semi-transparent olive-gold patina is uniform and undisturbed on both sides. Strike is complete with reverse eagle claws and arrow steams. Soft frosty luster glows during bright light inspection. How I wish that more Barber coinage could be located in this wonderful preservation state. An absolutely premium offering that will please the buyer for years to come. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Barber 25C 1895S Barber 1895-S
MS64
PCGS
60150169

Choice $3250 Core Date & Mintmark Collection - Near-Gem Original, Labelman87 Collection, Eye Candy. Brilliant devices offer a stunning contrast with the surrounding toning on this near-gem, CAC-approved Barber quarter. Although not a proof, the cameo description is apt, so sharply have the hands of time outlined the central devices on this coin, which are neatly framed by deep maroon and blue-green fields. PCGS has certified only 16 pieces finer, and it is likely the aesthetic appeal of the present example exceeds that of a number of the higher-graded coins. This is eye-candy at its finest. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Barber 25C 1896 Barber 1896
MS64
PCGS
10634694

Gem $885 Core Date & Mintmark Collection - Gem Original, Labelman87 Collection, Rim Toning. A rim-toned wonder, this is yet another prize from the Labelman87 collection of Barber quarters. Fiery red and deep aqua frame both sides with fully brilliant centers. Pristine surfaces reveal only minimal ticks, with some of these hidden in the obverse wreath. A headlight of a coin that will impress even the uninitiated, with CAC approval attesting to the overall eye appeal. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011).
Barber 25C 1896O Barber 1896-O
VF30
PCGS
33795838

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

Choice $380 New November 27! Semi-Key Date, Low Mintage, Light Gray Toning, CAC Approval. An early semi-key Barber quarter date with crusty original patina. Choice survivors are clustered at the F12 to VF25 and EF45 to AU50 grade levels. This new GFRC offering is the lone VF20 graded piece to be approved by CAC. Obverse surfaces are unabraded while the reverse has several ancient contact marks by (OF A)MERICA that did not bother PCGS or CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CAC CDN guide is $390 as a reference point.
Barber 25C 1901O Barber 1901-O
MS64
PCGS
21442881

Gem HOLD
$3925
Core Date & Mintmark Collection - Gem Original, Labelman87 Collection, Near Condition Census. This is one of the more significant pieces in the Labelman87 collection, a near-gem uncirculated example that approaches condition census. Its desirability is enhanced as a branch Mint issue, as most collectors of the period lived closer to the east coast and were satisfied with Philadelphia coins. The toning is brilliant with golden touches at the rims, and the surfaces are nearly perfect, apart from a few ticks hidden in Liberty's cap. The luster is uninterrupted and radiates a convincing cartwheel as the piece is tilted. PCGS has certified 12 finer coins, but the situation is more nuanced when quality for the grade is considered, and CAC has approved only four pieces in higher grades. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Barber 25C 1906O Barber 1906-O
MS64
PCGS
28477997

Choice $1100 Core Date & Mintmark Collection - Near-Gem Original, Labelman87 Collection, Toner. Rich toning is the hallmark of this 1906-O Barber quarter, with swirling deep blue and gray hues on the obverse, while the reverse hosts lighter shades of maroon and blue-green. Ticks are almost nowhere to be seen and the near-gem luster penetrates even the thick skin. CAC approval attests to the overall eye appeal, which will be especially appreciated by lovers of toned coins. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder.
Barber 25C 1906O Barber 1906-O
EF40
PCGS
19931794

Gem HOLD
$215
New December 5! Gem Original, Classic Gray Patina, Fresh CAC Approval, JUST BUY IT NOW. A gem original 1906-O Barber quarter that needs little for description as the GFRC images speak for themselves. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with fresh CAC approval.
Barber 25c 1908 Barber 1908
MS63
PCGS
33918165

Choice $485 Choice Original, Light Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. An eye catching mint state Barber quarter that is perfectly original. Luster is steely in quality with bright light bringing about faint rose and blue coloring. Strike is hammered with no signs of device weakness on either obverse or reverse. Fresh to market from New England collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval was a foregone conclusions on this stunning example.
Barber 25C 1908D Barber 1908-D
AU53
PCGS
34878152

Choice $175 New October 16! Steely Luster, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Titan Collection. Near gem original eye appeal is to had with this above average 1908 Denver strike. Overall coloring is gun metal gray-blue with rose appearing under a bright light. Steely luster and mild cartwheels are evident also Surfaces are unabraded in this Titan Collection offering. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1909D Barber 1909-D
MS65
PCGS
21697582

Gem $1250 New November 27! Thick Frosty Luster, Faint Golden-Gray, Well Struck, CAC Approval. A gem original 1909 Denver strike with rich frosty luster throughout both sides. Well struck on the edge with some center weakness. A light greenish-gold patina is consistent and a bit amplified by GFRC photography. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1910 Barber 1910
MS61
PCGS OGH
4599036

Choice HOLD
$275
Core Date & Mintmark Collection - Choice Original, Labelman87 Collection, CAC. Grading coins at the AU58/MS61 level can sometimes be more art than science, but it's clear in this case the graders were attracted by the radiating luster. Light, golden toning is highlighted by maroon rims, particularly on the obverse at stars 1 to 3. A few lines are evident on Liberty's cheek, but the story here is the mint bloom evident even in the usual problem areas of Liberty's cap, cheek, and bust truncation. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1996) old green holder, with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1914 Barber 1914
MS63
NGC
4673152010

Gem $365 Gem Original, Shimmering Iridescent Luster, Huge Cartwheels, Chicago ANA New Purchase. An exceptional offering for collectors who enjoy their silver with iridescent luster. Swirling cartwheels dance under a bright light and lead to a seriously pleasing viewing experience. Strike is nearly complete with only the left facing eagle wing tip being a tad soft. This lovely Barber quarter is more than fairly graded as surfaces are unabraded. Housed in NGC large font holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1915S Barber 1915-S
AU53
PCGS
26557555

Choice $315 New December 5! Near-Gem Original, Classic Gray Patina, Fresh CAC Approval, JUST BUY IT NOW. A stunningly original 1915 San Francisco strike with classic crusty gray patina that is the exact look that CAC will sticker. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with fresh CAC approval. This lovely Barber quarter warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
MS65
PCGS
38144282

Gem $875 New December 5! 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.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
AU55
PCGS
84606600

Choice $190 New October 16! Intermixed Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, Titan Collection. The Titan Collection consignor is back with a solid lot of Barber quarters. This 1916-D, though common, offers considerable eye appeal and is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I just love the intermixed aquamarine-gold patina. Under a light source, the obverse is mostly gold colored while the reverse offers light pastel aquamarine. Frosty luster is sharp along with swirling cartwheels. Surfaces are unabraded. Accurately graded and Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Considerable eye appeal is at hand with the great 1916-D quarter.
Standing Liberty 25c 1924D Standing Liberty 1924-D
MS65
PCGS
28477721

Gem $525 Gem Original, Rich Frosty Light Gray Surfaces, Swirling Luster, Above Average Eye Appeal, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Exceptional luster and cartwheels are the hallmark of this light silver gray Liberty Standing quarter. A well struck example with all shield rivets evident and only Liberty's ear missing. GFRC images accurately capture strike and lustrous surfaces. A no question gem that was hand selected at the Chicago ANA show. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval.
Washington 25C 1935 Washington 1935
MS67+
PCGS
37675845

Gem $1100 New November 29! Superb Gem, Set Registy Quality, Peripheral Toning. A superb Gem that is heavily frosted with peripheral reddish-copper and cobalt blue patina. An outstanding condition rarity for an issue that is perfect for an advanced regisry set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Washington 25C 1945D Washington 1945-D
MS67+
PCGS
37675852

Gem $1650 New November 29! Superb Gem, Set Registy Quality, Peripheral Toning. A lustrous superb gem with perfectly original and untouched surfaces throughout. Overall, toning is light champagne-gold with a rainbow crescent on the right obverse border. This piece is one of the finest survivors. PCGS population is sixteen at MS67+ with none finer. An important opportunity for advanced Registry Set participants. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Washington 25C 1945S Washington 1945-S
MS67+
PCGS
37476774

Gem $2150 New November 29! Tied Finest Certified, Superb Gem, Set Registy Quality, Copper-Rose Patina. This beautiful superb gem 1945-S MS67+ CAC Washington quarter is tied for finest certified for its issue at PCGS. Pleasing frosty surfaces are toned a copper-rose on the obverse with hints of gold at the reverse periphery. Silky smooth luster is at hand during bright light viewing with strong visual appeal, Idea for inclusion in a high ranked Washington quarter set on the PCGS Registry. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Washington 25C 1953 Washington 1953
MS67+
PCGS
36607719

Gem $1500 New November 29! Condition Census, Superb Gem, Set Registry Candidate, Multi-Color Toning, CAC Approval. This most attractive 1853 Washing quarter offers rich frosty luster and completely unabraded surfaces. One of the finest known survivors from this mintage of 18.5 million pieces and in the condition census at grade; none graded finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval, a key factor for desirability among Set Registry competitors.
Washington 25C 1954S Washington 1954-S
MS67+
PCGS
37675857

Gem $1050 New November 29! Superb Gem, Rich Orange-Copper Patina, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. Rich orange-copper patina covers much of the obverse while the reverse is frosty white with similar orange-copper toning arc at the upper periphery. Both sides are equally superb with bountiful luster and virtually pristine features. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
50 Cents
Flowing Hair 50C 1795 Flowing Hair 1795
F15
PCGS
38000196
O-110
Choice $3250 New November 27! Near Gem at Grade, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Natural Gray-Gold Patina, CAC Approval. This classy 1795 O-110 Flowing Hair half dollar offers superior eye appeal with natural gray-gold surfaces and circulated cameo contrast. The O-110 die pairing is easily attributed by a stemless berry below the small eagle's tail feathers along with stars 1 and 2 being distance from the hair curls. GFRC images accurately capture the well preserved surfaces and overall appearance. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A 2019 Winter Baltimore show new purchase that will definitely please the selective collector.
Draped Bust 50C 1801 Draped Bust 1801
VF20
PCGS
32246113
O-102
Choice $3150 New November 27! Large Eagle Reverse, Robert Scot Engraver, Low Mintage Date, Near-Gem at Grade, CAC Approval. There are certain desirable early type coins that don't often appear in the market place. 1801 and 1802 Draped Bust halves are an example. What a delight when this near-gem original 1801 O-102 specimen walked up to the GFRC table at the Whitman Baltimore show. An example that is exceptionally well preserved with unabraded fields. Natural crusty gray patina covers the fields on both sides while the main device wear points are lightly colored. One could say this piece has a partial circulated cameo appearance and eye appeal. Accurately grade and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. I just can't see this special example lasting long on the GFRC price list.
Draped Bust 50C 1805/4 Draped Bust 1805/4
F15
PCGS
82298165
O-102
Choice HOLD
$1500
New November 28! 1805/4 Overdate, Wonderful Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Gray Fields, CAC Approval. If in the market for classic early American Draped Bust halves, might I suggest that you consider this pretty 1805/4 O-102 offering? The circulated cameo eye appeal immediately jumps out for a most pleasing viewing experience. Fields are toned an ebony-gray while the wear points are lightly shades with hints of rose. Strike is typical for the O-102 die pairing with a bold overdate on the 5 digit. CAC approval validates the originality and superior eye appeal at a mid circulated grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation.
Draped Bust 50C 1806/5 Draped Bust 1806/5
F12
NGC
2679748004
O-102
Choice $725 Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Great Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleasing Surfaces. 1806/5 O-102 with R3 rarity rating. A choice circulated example with nothing but honest wear and thick crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is well executed and uniform while the reverse strike is typical for the date. The residual undertype is evident within the "0" digit. An early die state example with no obverse die cracks. Accurately graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The combination of crusty originality and accurate grading warranted CAC approval. For collectors who love their early type with crusty surfacres. The lightling variations, especially on the reverse, are due to the half being positioned in a tilted manner in the NGC holder. Please be assured that toning color is consistent across both sides.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
Choice $825 Large Stars, 50/20C Choice Original, Even Gray. I've added this transition year Turban Head bust half dollar to inventory for a simple reason, the eye appeal. Surfaces are covered with strictly original gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The high points, that are subject to wear, have a lighter toning that provides nice contrast. Strike is typical for the variety with the reverse being in a late die state. The residual 20 under 50C diagnostic is obvious and listed on the PCGS holder. Under bright light the obverse turns to rose gray while the reverse offers blue hues. There is one fully toned over obverse line from Star 1 to the chin. Housed in new PCGS reverse hologram holder and approved by CAC.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
Large Stars, 50/20
VF35
PCGS
27687965
O-112
Choice $835 New November 30! Large Stars, 50/20C, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Union Bridge Collection. The 1807 O-112 is a popular die variety due to a reverse error. The 5 in 50 C was first punched using a 2 digit. The error was corrected by punching a 5 over the 2. Though the dies have been lapped during the O-112 die pairing, the residual upper loop of the 2 digit is easy seen with a 10x loupe. The offered example has been well preserved with choice surfaces covered by thick crusty gray patina. Some embedded olive hues are seen on the reverse. Strike is fully executed with all stars having rounded segments along with well defined hair curls. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder with CAC approval. A noteworthy divestment from the Union Bridge Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
EF45
PCGS
35001095
O-103
Choice $775 O-103, Gorgeous Early Date Capped Bust Half, Rose-Gray Centers, Aquamarine-Blue Peripheries, Residual satiny Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A wonderful 1809 Capped Bust half dollar offering for those who desire strict originality and attractive toning. This O-103 example is fully struck with deeply rounded stars and well impressed hair curls for the date; many 1809s will be found with weak obverse enter strikes. . Reverse strike is also 95% complete with just a touch of weakness at the upper left facing wing. Both obverse and reverse are toned with similar patterns. Centers have a rose-gray coloring that is surrounded by a ring of aquamarine-blue at the peripheries. There is ample reisdual satiny luster to make bright light viewing a thoroughly pleasing event. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. A gorgeous type coin possibility or for those collectors who wish to acquire superior examples of the early Capped Bust half dollar dates. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 1810
AU53
PCGS
13168541
O-102
Choice $1100 New November 30! Choice Original Early Strike, Golden Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Union Bridge Collection. The 1810 Capped Bust half dollar date contains no rare die pairings or overdates. However, this early date is pursued by collectors, especially those with choice original surfaces and/or full strikes. The Union Bridge Collection is back with a new consignment that consists of three CAC approved early types coins. This 1810 O-102 half offers old time golden-gray surfaces along with residual frosty luster. Originality is unquestionable and worthy of its CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder and an ideal candidate for higher circulated grade Capped Bust date set. Try building the date set with only CAC approved coins for a higher degree of difficulty.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 1810
VF35
PCGS
33105066
O-101
Choice $385 Overton 101, Choice Original Surfaces, Lovely Olive-Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. Letís start the description for this most attractive 1810 O-101 offering with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? How about choice original surfaces that are essentially blemish free. Toning is a pretty olive-gray during photography and in hand viewing. Under a light source, residual orange gold luster is most evident and pleasing. Fields have a steely texture which I thoroughly enjoy on early Capped Bust halves. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful new offering from the West Texas Collection that should receive special consideration.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 1811
Large 8
VF35
PCGS
22015217
O-104
Choice $435 Large 8, Lovely Early Date, Choice Original, Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. Large 8 O-104 die varety with crusty gray surfaces that are choice and no question original. Circular obverse die crack, typical for the O-104 die pairing, is readily evident. Eye appeal is significant at the VF35 circulated grade level. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert along with being awarded CAC approval. A wonderful early Capped Bust half dollar offering from the Union Bridge Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 1811
Small 8
AU58
PCGS
83518441
O-110
Gem $2750 O-110, Small 8, Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose Centers, Peripheral Sky Blue, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A gem original offering of early half dollar Federal coinage. This 1811 O-110 strike provides expectional eye appeal including satiny cartwheel luster and well balanced rose center coupled with sky blue peripheral toning. Well struck on both sides. In hand viewing is strongly suggested as GFRC images are unable to capture the cartwheel luster. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU58
PCGS
25629480
O-105a
Gem $2500 Better Overton 105a Variety, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Paper Envelope Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Late Die State. By now, GFRC customers and clients well recognize that I'm a fan of strict originalty and crusty gray toning. So when this 1812 O-105a R2 Capped Bust half walked up to the GFRC Baltimore table, it was not a difficult decision to add to inventory. Yes, there are many Capped Bust halves on the market, at any one time, therefore the challenge is only selecting the absolute best possible preserved examples. This is more enjoyable than being a value dealer moving average coins at below price guide numbers. Now that the preamble is done, let's consider this gem 1812 half. Surfaces are coverd a uniform crusty gray patina that is typical of years spent in an old paper 2x2 envelope. Under the toning is plenty of satiny cartwheel luster that generates a golden brown glow under a light source. This silver piece looks like it left the screw press and went into an envelope and stay there for years. There are no blemishes on late die state surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For the selective collector who appreciates originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU58
PCGS
36054434
O-105
Choice $2150 O-105, Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Blue, Rose and Gold Toning, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Well Above Average Eye Appeal. GFRC is pleased to be offering this exceptional 1812 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar that will please the most selective collector. Obverse and reverse toning are fully natural and most pleasing. Let's start with the obverse. In hand appearence is that of intermixed gray and aquamarine with the latter being more prevalent surrounding the date. Bright light viewing melts the darker colors and exposes yellow gold throughout the right stars and date punch. Reverse eye appeal is even more stunning than the obverse. A rose center is surrounded by sky blues along with a faint band of gold at the denticles. The sky blues appears as aquamarine on the GFRC images. This is another case of where in hand viewing at a coin show will be necessary for a sale else collectors trust this enthusiastic description. Grading is accurate as there is faint rub in the highest points. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1813 Capped Bust 1813
Single Leaf
VF25
PCGS
29872615
O-109a
Choice $950 Single Leaf O-109 Die State, Heavily Polished Dies, Choice Original Surfaces, Fresh CAC Approval. A rare opportunity to secure an 1813 "Single Leaf" O-109a example with CAC approval. The 1813 O-109a is an R5 rarity variety and listed by PCGS. PCGS has attributed and certified ten examples in all VF grades with auction records being at the $1000 level for non CAC approved examples. This new specimen has been approved by CAC due to its strict originality and crusty gray surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder and immediately available.
Capped Bust 50C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
AU58
PCGS
21743366
O-103
Gem $2355 O-103, Gem Original, Stunning Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Faint Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Accurately Graded. A marvelous 1814 O-103 Capped Bust half dollar offering that will please the most selective collector. Rich frosty cartwheel luster drips off the surfaces and is exceptional. A faint natural rose skin covers both sides and validates the perfectly original surfaces. The O-103 die pairing is in a late die state with heavy die metal erosion and severe obverse die clashing. A bold die break from eagle's left wing to the scroll easily identifies the die variety. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with CAC approval. A superior offering from the Opsrey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
AU58
PCGS
12193632
O-104a
Choice HOLD
$1750
New November 27! Desirable AU58 Grade, CAC Approval, Frosty Luster, Old Time Light Gold Toning, Perfectly Original!. Certain early type silver coins scream originality upon initial review. This 1814 O-102 Capped Bust half has it all; consevative AU58 grading, CAC approval, and old time lustrous surfaces with light gold patina. Completely unmolested silver coins have that signature "look" that becomes immediately evident with experience. This 1814 half is one of those pieces and is an ideal candidate for an AU58 CAC approved type set. GFRC images accurately capture the device details, strike and unabraded surfaces. I see long term value as this offering will please the collector for years to come. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. As a reference CDN CAC bid is $1880.
Capped Bust 50C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
VF20
PCGS
37971073
O-106a
Choice $625 New November 4! Pre-Whitman Baltimore Show Sale! Challenging 1814 Overton Variety, Crusty Gray Patina, Heavy Reverse 106a Die Crack, Jim Poston Consignment. Overton 106 stands out as the scarcest of the 1814 Capped Bust die pairings. This offering is the O-106a late die state with heavy arcing reverse die cracks. Surfaces are choice and covered with a thick crusty gray patina. A no question unmolested example that will please fans of crusty original early silver along with Capped Bust half dollar specialists. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from Jim Poston that should garner attention.
Capped Bust 50C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
Single Leaf
VF30
PCGS
27464183
O-105a
Choice $500 New October 23! Single Leaf, Refinished Dies, Rich Ebony-Aquamarine Toning, Flawless Surfaces, White Pine Collection. Dark ebony fields produce mild circulated cameo eye appeal on this pleasing 1814 O-105a Capped Bust half. A no question O-105a late die state specimen with refinished dies. The reverse die refinishing left only a single olive leaf rather than the three leaf cluster. The O-105a die state is recognized by PCGS as the Single Leaf variety with a fair number attributed on the label. This offering is not attributed on the label for clarification. A 10x loupe inspection revealed flawless surfaces on both sides with just honest wear. Fields remain reflective during bright light viewing. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder with CAC approval. Another great "Top of the Ladder" offering from the White Pine Collection that would fit nicely into your collection. What are you waiting for?
Capped Bust 50C 1818/7 Capped Bust 1818/7
Small 8
EF45
PCGS
33260625
O-102
Gem $850 New November 7! GFRC Consignor Buyout, 1818/7 Overdate, Gem Original Surfaces, Steely Gray-Gold Luster, Active Cartwheels, Undegraded. A gorgeous offering of the 1818/7 O-102 overdate with Small 8 date punch. Overdates are becoming quite popular of late. A wonderful example that is undegraded. Steely gray-gold luster is crisp under a light surface. Cartwheels are active due to ample residual mint frost surrounding the stars, date, and reverse legend. When first viewing the assigned PCGS grade, I had to do a double take as this piece is full AU50 and then some. Surfaces are pristine with no distractions whatsoever. Worthy of a Gem original quality rating at the assigned EF45 grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 style holder with CAC approval that was definitely warranted. Recently part of a consignor buyout. Attractively priced considering CDN CAC price guide is $910.
Capped Bust 50C 1823 Capped Bust 1823
Broken 3
VF25
PCGS OGH
4798145
O-101
Choice $525 Broken 3, Gret Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. A strong 1823 O-101 Broken 3 offering with uniform gray base patina and darker shades outlining all the devices. Old time toning is consistent between obverse and reverse and was rewarded with CAC approval. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC green bean sticker. Just another quality new offering from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1825 Capped Bust 1825
EF45
PCGS
33105078
O-105
Choice $375 Attractive Steely Gray Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. An attractive 1825 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar offering with steely gray patina on both sides plus darker shades at the periphery. A no question choice original example with naturally toned surfaces. Strike, though not fully complete, is still bold and eye catching. Bright light examination reveals ample residual luster for the grade. There are no abrasions worthy of mention. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality consignment from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 1826
AU55
PCGS OGH
9976470
O-105
Gem $775 New November 7! GFRC Buyout & Price Reduction, Better Overton Variety, Gem Original, Steely/Satiny Luster, Well Struck, Peripheral Ebony Toning, Port Matilda Collection . A visual striking 1825 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar and better die pairing to consider. I'm a junky for old tiime thick crusty toning on early silver type coins. But the toning must be well balanced between center to edge. A gem original example with no blemishes whatsoever. Shimmering luster borders between steely and satiny with active cartwheels under a light source. Gray-rose center luster transitions to mottled ebony at the peripheries. Obverse strike is complete with nicely rounded stars but the reverse lacks some definition at the denominations. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 old green holder and worthy of a GFRC gem quality rating as I love the overall eye appeal and pristine surfaces. Recent buy-out from consignor with reduction pricing that is most attractive for the eye appeal.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
Sq Base 2
AU55
NGC
2655550007
O-138
Choice $750 Choice Crusty Original, Accurately Graded. The 1827 Capped Bust date can be both overwhelming and challenging for die variety collecting. O-138 examples, with parallel die lines above Liberty's cap, are rated R4. The BustHalfAddict.com website indicates, "Generally a tougher marriage with MS64 at the head of a small group of MS specimens. AU's are generally tough as well." Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina. I could not find any blemishes to complain about. Please note that the darker surfaces on Liberty's check is crusty toning and not a blemish. Housed in newer NGC holder. CAC approval is fully warranted due to the perfectly natural surfaces.
Capped Bust 50C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
EF45
PCGS
35345637

Choice HOLD
$230
New November 7! GFRC Buyout & Price Reduction, Choice Original, Light Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Crusty olive-gray surfaces are a testiment to the strict originalty found on this 1829 Capped half. Surfaces are blemish free and choice. Strike is well executed and grading is accurate. A wholesome early type piece that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Recently purchased from the consignor with attractive price reduction.
Capped Bust 50C 1829/7 Capped Bust 1829/7
AU53
PCGS
33535048
O-101a
Choice $950 New November 20! 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 1831 Capped Bust 1831
AU53
PCGS
31689942
O-105
Choice $485 Choice Original, Beautiful Bright Light Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. Even olive gray in hand appearance gives way to gorgeous blue and rose during bright light viewing. This is a perfect original Capped Bust half dollar with choice surfaces. Also a better Overton variety within the omnipresent 1831 mintage. Ideal as a type coin and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is obviously warranted.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
EF45
PCGS
32254099
O-103
Choice $295 Crusty Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . A crusty original example that offers blemish free surfaces. Thick gun metal gray patina coveres both obverse and reverse exactly as one would expect from an 180 year old silver piece with some light circulation. Recut upright of 5 digit in denomination designates the O-103 variety. Housed in 2015 styled PCGS PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
EF45
PCGS
33105084
O-113
Choice $450 Challenging O-113 R4 DieVariety, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gun Metal Gray and Rose Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. 1831 dated Capped Bust strikes are readily available in the marketplace. Collectors may wish to focus on acquiring the best value for their money. This Overton 113 offers an R4 rarity rating and strictly original surfaces covered with gun metal gray patina on the obverse and rich rose-gold on the reverse. Bright light inspection releases plenty of reverse residual luster as the patina is more transparent than the obverse. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another offering from the personal West Texas Collection for fans of crusty original silver type coinage.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Small Letters
AU55
PCGS
36266064
O-110
Choice $495 O-110, Small Letters, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Just back from fresh PCGS grading and CAC approval after being cracked out of old white ANACS holder. GFRC has done all the heavy lifting for the new owner! Surfaces are 100% naturally toned and choice without blemishes. Crusty gray, brown and gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse is mostly copper gold at the periphery. Adding a light source shifts the obverse coloring to blues and browns over frosty fields while dirty golden gray dominates the reverse. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Old time quality from the Burchs Creek collection as off the market since early 1990s.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Small Letters
AU53
PCGS
36266065
O-112
Choice $425 O-112, Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Burch Creek Collection. A perfectly original O-112 example with choice surfaces and crusty olive-gray patina along with traces of vedigris in protected areas. Bright light viewing exposes some blue hues at the obverse periphery otherwise the surfaces remains mostly an olive texture. Surfaces are blemish free other than a fully toned over mark in the upper right reverse field that is inconsequential. Freshly graded at PCGS along with CAC approval after being cracked out from old white ANACS holder. Another quality Capped Bust half from the Burchs Creek Collection that seeks a appreciative home.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Large Date, Small Letters
EF45
PCGS
20283007
O-107
Choice $275 Choice Original, Old Album Gray and Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. Old time original toning is the highlight of this 1834 Capped Bust half. Gray shades are overlaid on top of a base layer of golden hues that are evident surrounding the obverse stars and reverse legend. A strong strike with entirely blemish free surfaces. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the strict originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
AU50
PCGS
24070467

Choice $475 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An important piece of America history given that Texas had declared itself an independeant republic in March of that year followed by the Alamo battle on March 6. This antique piece is a perfectly original Capped Bust half dollar with CAC approval. Accurately graded with light honest wear and no distractions. Obverse is well struck while the reverse has weakness at the scroll. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The PCGS blue label reads, "Lettered Edge". A quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Reeded Edge
VF35
PCGS
82485429
GR-11
Choice $385 R-5 Die Variety, Crusty Original Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A splendid example of the GR-11, Obverse 8 and Reverse J die pairing that is consider an R5 variety. Unknown if mint state and rare in EF or better. This PCGS VF35 graded example is certainly choice original with thick crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with all stars centrils connect and deeply impressed hair curls. Strike uniformity of the reverse is also excellent. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important variety also two year type coin (1836-1837) with 50 CENTS on the reverse.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 1838
Reeded Edge
MS62
PCGS
37083786
GR-13
Choice $1950 Reeded Edge Type, Pleasing Frosty Cartwheels, Near Gem Original Surface, Gray-Rose and Olive Patina, Old Time Eye Appeal. A near gem original 1838 GR-13 offering with pleasing frosty cartwheels and unabraded surfaces. Mint frost is evident throughout the obverse and reverse leading to a satisfying viewing experience due to uninterrupted luster. Fields are unabraded. Darker gray patina with embedded gold, rose and some olive shades cover the obverse while the reverse is a lustrous yellow gold and olive. A bold reverse die crack proceeds from HALF in a clockwise direction up through the olive leaves connecting all of UNITED STATES OF before terminating at the A in AMERICA. This same reverse is used again during the GR-14 die pairing. Care must be given to GR-13 vs. GR-14 attributions based on several subtle obverse difference. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Being a fan of strictly original surfaces, this lovely 1838 Reeded Edge spoke to my at the 2019 Summer Baltimore and wished to be part of GFRC inventory. This offering will also fit well in your type set collection.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
Drapery
AU55+
PCGS
85740346

Choice $1325 Drapery, Choice Original, Olive Gray Patina, Golden Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. A choice original example with light olive gray patina during in hand inspection. Adding a light source unleashes golden hues that are bold and more prevalent on the reverse. Fields are lightly mirrored resulting in sharp reflective luster. Strike is typical with a few of the upper stars lacking connected centrils. I'm comfortable with the assigned AU55+ grade as there is faint rub on the left facing breast and lower leg. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Attributing With Drapery 1839 halves is difficult as date positions are very similar between WB-5, WB-6 and WB-7 along with few die markers. The three die pairings are consistently listed as R3 rarity.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
Drapery
EF45
PCGS
37233018

Choice $585 With Drapery Type, Thick Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Gorgeous!. 1839 brought the introduction of Christian Gobrecht's Liberty Seated design to the half dollar denomination. The first year of issue saw Drapery and No Drapery strikes with only a limited modification of the master hub. The Drapery version is more common but remains challenging when perfectly original and well struck. Please allow me to offer this wonderfully original 1839 specimen that is covered with thick natural grey-gold patina. Regardless of the thick skin, residual luster is readily available during bright light inspection. Surfaces are choice while strike is better than average though not complete. Any 1839 Seated half found with a complete strike is a special event. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
38087779
WB-4
Choice $925 New November 30! No Drapery Design Type, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. Liberty Seated half dollar collectors should pay special attention to the 1839 No Drapery Liberty Seated half offering. Firstly, this piece is the only CAC approved example at the VF30 grade level. Second is the choice original surfaces that are toned with crusty gray patina and embedded olive hues. The third important point is the position on the pricing curve. Retail prices quickly double in EF and again in choice AU. A quality piece that would fit well in a circulated EF date and mint mark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide price is $975 as a reference point.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
With Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28055651
WB-3
Choice $480 With Drapery Type, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Better Than Average Strike, Running Boar Collection. A partial year type coin during 1839 as mintage included both No Drapery and With Drapery master hub designs. This With Drapery example warrants a choice original quality rating and would easily fit into a circulated date and mintmark set collection. Surfaces are covered with uniform crusty gray-brown patina. Strike is actually better than average as 1839 Seated halves are notorious for weak lower reverse devices. Surfaces are mostly unabraded with only one field mark above Liberty's left facing shoulder needing mention. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering at the grade level from the Running Boar Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1839 Capped Bust 1839
Reeded Edge
AU58
NGC
3417636007
GR-7
Choice $1500 Near Gem Original, Crusty Gold and Brown Patina, Reflective Orange-Gold Luster, Classic Old Time Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. The 1839 GR-7 Reeded Edge half is special due to the absolutely original surfaces and old time crusty mottled toning. In hand viewing showcases typical gray, violet and gold patina. Bright light viewing exposes glowing orange gold luster that is most pleasing. Strike is complete on both sides. The GR-7 attribution is straightforward based on date position and weakness (ST)ATES. I would have assigned a Gem quality rating but there are several tiny field abrasions in the upper left field that limit the rating to Choice. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another superior offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection and important set building opportunity.
Seated 50C 1841 Seated 1841
AU55
PCGS
84165774
WB-1
Choice $1100 Low CAC Population, Mirrored Surfaces, Choice Original Surfaces, Better Philadelphia Date, Seal Beach Collection. Another better early Philadelphia date with low CAC approval population. We are fortunate to have the Seal Beach Collection consigning this special 1841 PCGS AU55 example. Mirrored fields shift to fiery rose-gold under a light source. This piece is near-gem original at the assigned grade and will please the most selective collector. The primary WB-1 die variety diagnostic is repunching below the 1 digit in the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU58
PCGS
84766502
WB-8
Choice $1295 Early New Orleans Strike, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Uniform Light Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Cracked Reverse, Pleasing Eye Appeal. A wonderful 1841 New Orleans struck half dollar that belongs in a serious advanced collection. This offering is the WB-8 die variety as confirmed by the thick die crack from from left claws down through H(A)LF andf then rim. A no question choice original example with semi-transparent gray patina with embedded gold that becomes pronounced under a bright light. The WB-8 die pairing features a softly struck obverse but with complete device details included all stars having connected centrils and fully rounded. Surfaces are choice and blemish free. Cartwheel luster is closer to satiny texture. Overall eye appeal is well above average and will please the most selective collector. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval is definitely warranted. A premium Liberty Seated half dollar at the AU58 grade level.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 1842
Medium Date
AU53
PCGS
29360229
WB-104
Choice $470 WB-104, Colonel Green/Eric P Newman, Original Old Paper Envelope Gray Patina. GFRC Consignment Buy-out.... Ex. Seal Beach Collection. Originally sold at the November 2013 Heritage auction of the Eric P Newman collection as Lot 34500 and certified NGC AU55 CAC. The thick original toning on this 1842 half dollar is typical of silver pieces within the Eric Newman collection due to storage in old paper envelopes for decades. This piece shows gorgeous blue-gray toning with gold highlights and a few very small shallow circulation marks, none of which detract from the coin's wonderful appearance. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 1842
Small Date
MS62
PCGS
50177079
WB-5
Choice $2850 CAC, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Huge Reverse Die Cracks. A highlight of the Seal Beach collection, this CAC-approved, choice half dollar is a coin that will always bring pleasure when pulled from your box. No apologizing here! Smooth surfaces are blanketed by an original "skin" of russet with deeper tones at the rims. The strike is hammered, much better than typically seen for 1842 Small Date pieces. Reverse die cracks are prominent, leading from M in AMERICA and A in HALF toward the center. This is not an inexpensive piece, but stepping up for quality is rarely regretted. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) blue label holder.
Seated 50C 1844O Seated 1844-O
EF40
PCGS
33105095
WB-13
Choice HOLD
$325
New November 21! Repunched Date, Above Average Eye Appeal, Mirrored Fields, Choice Original Surfaces, West Texas Collection. Let's start the description for this wonderful 1844-O WB-13 Seated half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? This West Texas Collection offering has superior eye appeal at the assigned grade level. There is no question on CAC approval! Fields are mirrored and still offer residual reflective luster during bright inspection. Uniform gun metal gray patina shifts to faint center rose-gray surrounded by peripheral blues. Fully struck and conservatively graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1844O Seated 1844-O
Double Date
VG08
PCGS
18715996
WB-22
Choice $1195 WB-22, Popular Double Date, Choice Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Accrately Graded. 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - It is always a pleasure to stock the popular 1844-O Doubled Date in stock especially when in mid circulated grades and affordable to a wide range of collectors. This VG08 example features honest wear and natural toned medium gray surfaces. Regardless of the lower grade, the eye appeal is pleasing due to darker hues outlining the stars, legend and major devices. The date doubling is crisp and easily seen without a loupe. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with CAC approval and perfect for the collector who wishes to add this variety to a circulated grade Seated half dollar date and mintmark set. Please note the white lines/haze on upper left obverse by Liberty's face are on the holder and not on the coin. There was too much holder haze to attempt to edit out of the image.
Seated 50C 1847 Seated 1847
AU50
PCGS
36937409
WB-13
Choice $425 JUST BUY IT NOW Recommendation, Choice Original, Steely Luster, Light Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. There are some silver coins that just have the "look". They scream originality and JUST BUY ME NOW! This piece has steely luster that is pleasing with completely undisturbed fields under a light source. Light gray toning is uniform throughout and further enhances the eye appeal. Can't you tell I really like this offering? Bet you will too! Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A quality Dansco selection from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that has been through the PCGS and CAC evaluation loops.
Seated 50C 1847O Seated 1847-O
EF40
PCGS
35781650
WB-22
Choice $255 WB-22, Repunched 7, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Ebony Patina, Steely Fields, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading. A choice 1847 New Orleans strike from the WB-22 single use die pairing. Faint repunching is seen at the bottom of the 7 digit. Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Crusty gray patina with ebony highlights covers both sides. Grading appears to be conservative as this piece is close or at full EF45. However, there is reverse strike weakness that could have held back the final grade. There are no blemishes to mention. Overall, a quality 1847-O Seated half that will please the most selective collector. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 1849
AU50
PCGS
29676787
WB-4
Choice $450 New October 8! Crusty Olive-Gray and Blue Skin, Residual Steely Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Oregon Beaver Collection. The 1849 WB-4 die variety features a heavily cracked reverse with die crack from (H)ALF up through the olive leaves and across the tops of UNITED. I'm thrilled that the Oregon Beaver Collection is releasing this choice original example back into the marketplace. This lovely example offers steely fields that still provide ample reflective luster. Surfaces are covered with a moderately crust layer of olive-gray with embedded blues. This early Seated half is unabraded other than an ancient and well hidden line in the upper right obverse field. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
AU55
PCGS
80563909

Choice New Price
$425
Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Choice Original, Transparent Gray-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. 1854 New Orleans struck Seated halves are typically found with bold heavy strikes including halo'ing of the stars. This offering falls into that category with a hammered strike and considerable mint frost in the protected areas that include gown folds, shield lines and eagle feathers. The result is a thick frosty cartwheel luster when viewed under a light source. Surrounds are covered with a dirty gray-gold skin that validates the strict originality. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever and a few reverse die cracks that were difficult to match with those in the Bugert Federal Register. Housed in 2015 Gen 6.0 PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
EF45
NGC
2648961009
WB-53
Choice $245 With Arrows Type, Cracked Reverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Accurately Graded. Attributing die varieties for 1854 New Orleans Seated half dollar strikes can be challenging and an exercise in patience. Luckily, this 1854-O WB-53 example is straightforward due to a reverse die crack from rim through (D)OL to olive branch end per Bugert's Federal Register. This specimen is perfectly original with crusty gray-brown patina and nearly complete strike. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the accurate grading and strict originality. A nice Seated half that collectors will be proud to own.
Seated 50C 1855/54 Seated 1855/54
With Arrows
VF35
PCGS
36932482
WB-102 FS-301
Choice $625 Popular 1855/54 Overdate, With Arrows Type, Thick Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Low CAC Population, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection . The 1855/54 overdate is about two to three times as rare as the normal 1855 With Arrows date. CAC population report indicates only eleven examples approved in all grades. How about that for scarcity? This is the first CAC approved example handled by GFRC and what a why to get started. A crusty original example with thick olive-gray patina on both sides. Strike is typical with weakness on the lower reverse and on the upper stars. There is a mark across Liberty's head that is ancient and completely toned over. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A quality Dansco selection from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 1855-O
MS64
NGC
3603607005

Gem $2850 With Arrows Type, Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, Denver Collection. If in the market for an exceptional With Arrows mint state Liberty Seated half dollar, then please consider this offering from the Denver Collection. A duplicate from a mint state Liberty Seated type set built the hard way; no Philadelphia strikes. Instead the set is being constructed with only branch mint examples. This individual recently upgraded the Seated half dollar With Arrows type and has released this splendid example back to the market. Strike is absolutely hammered with every minute device detail being deeply impressed. Surfaces offer steely cartwheel luster and are covered with crusty brown-gray mottled toning. CAC approval validate the strict originality and huge eye appeal. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Definitely a superior offering that could be an upgrade in many Liberty Seated dime sets. I strongly recommended this example.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
18662978
WB-16
Choice $495 Choice Original, Attractive Toning, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Burnt golden patina and satiny luster are the primary highlights of this pleasing 1855-O half dollar. Purchased directly by Newtown from GFRC and now back on the market. Some strike weakness is typical for the New Orleans mint in the 1855 timeframe. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with a single faint line in the obverse right field being visible during bright light inspection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An eye appealing Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collectors that warrants close inspection. This piece would fit nicely into a new starter date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 1856-O
EF45
PCGS
36937417

$245 Thick Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Complete Strike, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. If thick crusty original silver is your cup of tea, then please consider this 1856-O Seated half dollar hand selected from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album collection and process through PCGS and CAC. This piece screams originality with thick olive-gray skin. Strike is well executed and complete. Surfaces are unabraded as I could not find a single defect to complain about. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1857 Seated 1857
AU58
NGC
3383777008

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

Choice $550 CAC, Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. Frosty luster dominates both sides of this 1858 half, and only wear on the high points separates this coin from Mint state consideration. Cartwheel-effect remains evident when tilting, revealing medium silver toning overlaid by rose shades on both sides. The strike is typical, with some weakness in the eagle claws and feathers to the left of the shield. Obverse stars at the right are soft, while the left stars are fully defined. The coin remains solid for the grade, and the CAC certification attests to the overall eye appeal. Housed in a current (2015-date) Gen 6.0 PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 1858
AU55
PCGS
83056238

Choice $535 Choice Original, Old Album Toning, Reflective Luster, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Seal Beach Collection. Ex. Watch Hill Collection. Freshly graded by the Watch Hill consignor and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval before being purchased by the Seal Beach consignor. Part of a larger lot of AU Liberty Seated halves originating from decades of old paper album storage. Excellent bright light eye appeal. Currently offered by the Seal Beach Collection and accurately graded. Will you be the next owner of this tantalizing Liberty Seated half dollar?
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 1858
AU53
PCGS
30185728

Original $310 Strictly Original, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Why is this strictly original 1858 half with CAC approval only assigned an Original quality rating you might ask? This Seated half is definitely original and accurately graded with only one obverse field blemish that is fully toned over. I've held this piece back from a Choice rating due to strike. If the obverse strike was stronger, then a higher rating might be appropriate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 1858-O
AU50
PCGS
83897514

Choice $295 Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Crusty original surfaces with natural gray-gold patina are the primary highlight of this pleasing 1858-O half dollar. Strike is well executed with all stars having connected centrils. Bright light viewing is a pleasure due to residual golden brown luster. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For collectors who wish to own a top quality natural toned half dollar at a reasonable price.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 1859
AU58
NGC
2083886002

Choice $750 Choice Original Eye Candy, Crusty Olive-Gold Toning, Faint Rub. An exceptional 1859 Philadelphia strike and scarcer than its New Orleans counterpart. I've label this piece as choice original eye candy. The crusty olive-gold skins remains transparent to the underlying luster which is closer to steely texture than frosty. Toning pattern is attractive with deep olive centers that transition to burnt gold at the peripheries. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. A special offering that is consistent with GFRC's reputation for eye appealing Liberty Seated coinage.
Seated 50C 1862 Seated 1862
AU50
PCGS
32561209

Choice $775 Better Date, Choice Original, Light Golden-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded. Recognized as a better date since most 1862 seen will be New Orleans rather than Philadelphia strike. Mintage is a low 253,000. Whenever I run across an 1862 half, attention is paid. In the case of this lovely CAC approved example, the decision to add to inventory was swift. Surfaces are covered with a light gray-gold patina that validates the strict originality. Obverse strike essentially complete while the reverse has a touch of weakness at the eagle's lower left facing leg. Soft satiny luster remains under a light source with some cartwheel effect on the reverse. Blemish wise, there are no issues to mention other than a tiny rim distrubance at 7:30, which is mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with conservative grading.
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 1871 Seated 1871
MS62
PCGS
34045343

Gem $1650 Gem Original, Soft Frosty Luster, Seal Beach Collection. Yet another lovely Seated half from the Seal Beach consignor, this CAC-approved piece drips with originality, as the antique surfaces attest to nothing except the natural effects of time. A rainbow of color surrounds the figure of Liberty while the reverse is more evenly toned. The strike is complete with only a few hints of weakness in the lower part of the eagle. The eye-appeal is strong, and we suspect CAC did not need much time to approve this example. Housed in a new PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-present) holder.
Seated 50C 1873 Seated 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
AU53
PCGS
27763484

Gem $750 No Arrows, Closed 3, Gem Original, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Completely Struck, Seal Beach Collection. Ex. Grey Solder Collection. Let's start the description for this gem 1873 No Arrows Closed 3 Seated half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why you might ponder after viewing the GFRC images? All one has to do is tilt this silver piece slightly under bright light and the reason will be obvious. Mirrored fields melt the thick in hand toning to reveal gorgeous peripheral blues and rose center on the obverse along with peripheral aquamarine on the reverse. The eye appeal is exceptional and will please the most selective collector. Strike is also complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder with CAC approval. This offering brings the well known Grey Soldier Collection pedigree. Now being offered by the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1874 Seated 1874
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
37037217

Choice $525 Wonderful With Arrows Type, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray with Peripheral Gold, CAC Approval. A near-gem at grade level. Fields are partially mirrored with the reverse having the appearance of a traditional proof strike when viewed under bright light. Irregular rose covers the obverse center device and quickly transitions to light gold surrounding the stars. The reverse is more deeply toned with the same rose shared and shifts to peripheral aquamarine. Strike is nearly complete. Surfaces are also unabraded. What are you waiting for if a serious type coin collector? Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1876 Seated 1876
MS62
PCGS
2646431

Choice $950 Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Seal Beach Collection. This Seated half from the Centennial year exhibits smooth and brilliant surfaces, bright and silver-toned but with just enough antique finish to assure originality. The obverse stars and reverse rim are more deeply toned with shades of russet, crimson, and blue-green. The Wiley-Bugert reference notes strong strikes for this issue, are that is certainly the case here with sharp detail throughout. The CAC certification attest to the overall eye appeal, and next owner will be equally pleased. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder, and from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1877/6 Seated 1877/6
MS64
PCGS
38231323
FS-301
Gem $8650 New November 27! 1877/6 Overdate, Tied Finest Known, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels. A most important offering of the 1877/6 "Overdate" and one of the finest extant. This beautiful near-gem specimen offers brilliant luster from lightly frosty devices and moderately semi-reflective fields. Strike is hammered with high relief stars and complete head and hair details along with deeply impressed reverse devices The FS-301 Overdate attribution is noteworthy as to the variety and sure to appeal to advanced Liberty Seated half dollar specialists. The upper loop of the under type 6 digit is clearly visible on the flag of the final 7 in the date. There has been ongoing speculation as to the potential technical mechanism that would explain the presence of the earlier 6 digit. The same situation has been document on a single 1877 dime obverse employed at the Carson City mint. Whatever the mechanism, there clearly is evidence of another digit atop the second 7 and most likely an errant 6. This example offers exceptional quality and eye appeal for the variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1890 Seated 1890
MS65
PCGS
25010814

Gem $4500 Low Mintage Date, Gem Original Preservation, Watery Mirrored Fields, Multi Color Toning, An Important Opportunity.. 1890 brought the last of the low-mintage half dollar years as a result of the Bland-Allison Act of 1878, which shifted much of the Mint's production capacity from minor denominations to Morgan dollars. Only 12,000 1890 halves were struck at the Philadelphia mint. This Gem example is scarce with only four MS65s with CAC approval. The design elements are fully struck. Watery mirrored fields complement the original multicolor toning that delivers exceptional visual appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval. An offering for the most advanced Liberty Seated half dollars sets under construction.
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 1905 Barber 1905
AU55
PCGS
34376694

Choice $675 Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Rose-Gray and Aquamarine Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. An eye catching 1905 Philadelphia strike with attractive old album toning. One can easily grow tired of blast white AU graded Barber halves. This 1905 half offers the other end of the color spectrum. In hand viewing results in typical gray patina but adding a light source reveals the old album colors. Under bright light, the obverse is mostly rose with soft blues surrounding the stars and date. The reverse shifts to gray rose coupled with plenty of residual luster. Strike is deeply impressed with the pesky lower right facing leg and arrows being fully defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the eye appeal, originality and accurate grading.
Barber 50C 1907D Barber 1907-D
AU58
PCGS
12136391

Choice $535 Near-Gem, Rich Frosty Luster, Excellent Eye Appeal, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Serious AU58 grade level collectors should take note of this attractive 1907-D Barber half. Uniform mint frost covers both sides. The light induced frosty luster is crisp with active cartwheels. Obverse coloring is creamy gold with embedded rose while the reverse has a faint gold skin. Of the 3+ million piece struck, PCGS has graded 61 at the AU58 level. This date is therefore available allowing collectors an opportunity to pick eye appealing survivors. This offering brings eye appeal along with choice surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 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 1910S Barber 1910-S
F12
NGC
2037691067

Choice $195 Price Reduction 5/7/19 - Eric P. Newman Collection, Choice Original, Old Paper Toning, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. 1910 San Francisco strikes are more challenging than the 1909-S and the 1913-1915 S Mint issues that complete the series. It is not, however, in the same rarity class as any of the earlier S Mint issues from 1892-1908, or the 1911-S. This example is accurately graded and housed in NGC brown label Eric P Newman - Col.' Green holder from the original Heritage November 2013 sale. Classic old paper envelope toning as found on a substantial portion of the Newman coins. A cool offering from the Kansas Collection.
Barber 50C 1911D Barber 1911-D
AU58
PCGS
21505553

Choice $695 Super Originality, Choice Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Light Rub . A perfectly original and choice 1911 Denver strike for your consideration. Fresh from the Denver ANA and screams originality with its light gun metal gray patina that is completely undisturbed by blemishes. This piece is entirely mark free while the strike is complete. How can you go wrong at the AU58 graded level with just a touch of rub on the cheek under the toning. Housed in early generation blue label PCGS holder with PNG reverse hologram. CAC approval is absolutely warranted and valid for this perfectly original Barber half.
Barber 50C 1915S Barber 1915-S
AU55
PCGS
21892346

Choice $530 Choice Original, Light Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A choice original 1915 San Francisco half with light gold patina on both sides. Cartwheel luster has a frosty texture and is vibrant. Strike is complete and surfaces are essentially blemish free with only one nano field tick by star 7 that is mentioned to demonstrate that each coin sold by GFRC is thoroughly examined. Accurately graded and housed in old PCGS blue label with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A top quality Barber half offering.
Early Commems 50C 1920 Early Commems 1920
MS65
PCGS
83057040

Gem $525 Pilgrim Tercentenary, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. There are always a host of early United States commemoratives on the market. The challenge is locating examples that are truly superior for the grade and offer substantial eye appeal as a differentiator. May I introduce this incredible 1920 Pilgrim for your consideration? This silver commemorative is the definition of originality with brilliant cartwheel luster under the semi transparent toning. Rose, gold and blues are intermixed on the obverse while mottled rose-gold fills the device cavities on the reverse. In hand viewing under a light source is necessary to truely appreciate the exception nature of this Osprey Collection offering. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please forget the price lists on this incredible piece as it would be the highlight of any early commemorative silver set.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 1934
MS66
NGC Fatty
183349022

Gem $415 New November 29! 1934 Boone Commemorative, Low Mintage, Thick Frosty Luster, Copper-Gold Patina, Superb Gem. The 1934 Boone silver commemorative mintage was limited to 10,007 coins with a high survival rate. This issue is found with frosty to satiny-like luster with excellent eye appeal. Collector challenge is locating an example that they find especially appealing. This lovely specimen captured my attention at the 2019 Winter Baltimore pre-show buying event as so attractive and well struck. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 1936
MS62
PCGS OGH
4210966

Choice $265 New November 4! Pre-Whitman Baltimore Show Sale! Bay Bridge, Frosty Matte Finish, Hammered Strike, Superb Eye at Grade, Gold CAC Approval. Yes indeed, this gorgeous Bay Bridge silver commemorative was clearly undegraded! Matte frosty surfaces and luster are most pleasing. Strike is hammered with every subtle die polish line being visible. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with Gold CAC approval. This lovely commemorative along with many other Gold CAC approved types coins, in vintage holders, will be available at GFRC's Table #1634 at the Chicago ANA. Lots of pleasing quality for not much money.
Early Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 1937
MS66+
PCGS
34804283

Gem $900 Antietam Civil War Battle Commemorative, Superb Gem Original, Old Mint Holder Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1937 Antietam Civil War half dollar commemorative is popular with collectors. The original mintage was 50,028 coins although 32,000 were melted as unsold. Therefore the surviving mintage distributed to collectors is only 18,028. Most surviving examples will grade in the MS63 to MS66 range. This offering is well above average with old mintage holder paper toning that is quite evident on the reverse. Frosty cartwheel luster is brilliant and swirling when viewed under a light source. A superior example that is fairly graded as MS66+ and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1943 Walking Liberty 1943
MS65
NGC Fatty
199247015

Gem $355 New November 4! Pre-Whitman Baltimore Show Sale! Superb Gem, Rich Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Gold CAC Approval. A gorgeous Walking Liberty half dollar offering as type candidate. Fully struck with deeply impressed vertical skirt lines and rounded thumb. Frosty luster simply drips off this marvelous offering. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with GOLD CAC approval. Part of a 19 piece Gold CAC type collection available at GFRC table #1634 at Chicago ANA show.
Walking Liberty 50C 1944S Walking Liberty 1944-S
MS64
PCGS
36048730

Choice $125 New October 23! Satiny Cartwheels, Near-Gem Original, Gray-Gold Patina, CAC Approval. Satiny luster showcases aquamarine and gold coloring during bright light inspection. In hand apperance is mostly gray with embedded gold. Cartwheels are active and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945 Walking Liberty 1945
MS64
NGC Fatty
124716011

Choice $535 New November 4! Pre-Whitman Baltimore Show Sale! NGC Borderless Gen 2.1 Holder, Near-Gem Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Jim Poston Consignment. Jim Poston continues to locate scarce NGC Gen 2.1 holders with top quality certified coins and CAC approval. In this case, the NGC certified piece is an 1945 Walking Liberty half dollar that is near-gem original. Surfaces are heavily frosted. Overall appearance is quite pleasing. Housed in pristine condition NGC Gen 2.1 holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946S Walking Liberty 1946-S
MS64
PCGS OGH
7356394

Gem HOLD
$80
New November 4! Pre-Whitman Baltimore Show Sale! White Satiny Luster, Gem Original Surfaces, First Generation PCGS Gen 3.0 Old Green Holder, CAC Approval, Jim Poston Consignment . Rich satiny luster is the primary highlight of this appealing 1946 Walker. This gem is struck from heavy worn dies. Fields are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989-1990) holder with CAC approval. Jim Poston continues to dig up a host of early generation holders.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 1946
MS66
NGC Fatty
167917004

Gem $295 Booker T Washington, Superb Gem Original, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Incredible Preservation State . A magnificent 1946 Booker T. Washinton commemorative housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder to consider. A superb gem example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is covered with rich rose-gold and aquamarine colors while the reverse glows with fiery rose-gold when any light source is added. CAC approval is icing on the cake. For collectors who desire wildly toned coins.
1 Dollar
Seated $1 1843 Seated 1843
EF40
PCGS
27410427

Choice HOLD
$725
New November 30! Near-Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Classic Circulated Eye Appeal, Union Bridge Collection. Operating GFRC means handling many Liberty Seated dollars with most having less than stellar preservation states. Along comes this near-gem original 1843 Seated dollar from the Union Bridge Collection to whet the appetite of serious collectors. Though an early common date, this example could be an outstanding type coin with its uniform gun metal gray-blue patina and unabraded surfaces. Bright light viewing exposes blue field shades on both sides. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder. Hurry on this piece as it will not last longer.
Seated $1 1844 Seated 1844
AU55
PCGS
33605898

Choice $2495 Circulation Strike, Lightly Mirrored Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Silver Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Minimal Abrasions, Osprey Collection. A wonderful 1844 circulation strike with obvious doubling in the shield and misplaced top loop of 8 digit in lower gown. Fields are lightly mirrored with obverse emitting crisp reflective luster under a light source. Reverse luster is closer to a steely texture. Both sides are covered with natural silver gray patina. The obverse has embedded rose which is amplified in the GFRC images. Strike is complete. Surfaces abrasions are minimal with none worth mentioning. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is more than warranted as grading is accurate and surfaces are 100% original. More handpicked quality silver coinage offerings from the Osprey Collection.
Seated $1 1845 Seated 1845
AU55
PCGS
34931406

Choice $2400 New October 6! Better Early Date, Mirrored Fields, Deep Rose with Peripheral Blue, CAC Approved. One of the three better early Philadelphia date at the AU grade level. 1845 dated strikes amounted to only 24,500 pieces with a bit over fifty certified by PCGS at the AU55-58 grade level. CAC population for this grade range is seventeen pieces. This example should be near the top of the CAC approved pack due to incredible originality. Fields are nicely mirrored and reflective during bright light inspection. A fairly thick rose patina covers both sides and surrounded by peripheral blues. The patina mutes much of the luster during in hand viewing while semi-transparent under a light source. A very choice and desirable example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1847 Seated 1847
AU58
NGC
1893359001

Choice $1925 Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Reflective Luster, Accurate Graded, Peak Collection. Locating perfectly original Liberty Seated dollars will prove to be challenging as most in the marketplace have one issue or another. Dipped or lightly cleaned and retoned Seated dollars are commonplace in TPG holders and it takes a discerning eye to find those with natural and unmolested surfaces. Case in point is this lovely 1847 Seated dollar that resides in older NGC holder with CAC approval. Surfaces are reflective with no hairlines and other distracting blemishes. Toning is classic gun metal gray that one comes to expect on choice original silver coinage. Under a bright light, the gray patina transitions to faint blue and rose while exposing lightly mirrored fields. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. Recently upgraded and newly consigned at 2019 Chicago ANA by the Peak Collection. Last sold by GFRC for $1950 during January 2018.
Seated $1 1860O Seated 1860-O
AU55
PCGS
16855941

Choice $1525 Near Gem Original, Crusty Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Fields, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval was assured on the naturally toned specimen.
Trade $1 1874 Trade 1874
AU58
PCGS
27461036

Gem $1225 Difficult Early Philadelphia Strike, Gem Original, Gray-Copper and Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded . One in hand inspection of this gorgeous 1874 Trade dollar and you will agree that a gem original quality rating is warranted. I'll even double down and issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This 1874 Trade dollar is so well preserved with gray, copper and gold patina that is accentuated by frosty cartwheel luster. The eye appeal is substantial and pleasing. if you've been searching for a well above average Trade dollar as a type coin, then this offering is for you. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this piece as I suspect it will not be around long.
Trade $1 1875CC Trade 1875-CC
AU53
PCGS
26567547

Choice HOLD
$1250
Popular Carson City Date, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Steely Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. 1875-CC Trade dollar are always a popular item on the GFRC price list and constantly searching for quality examples. Luckily, at the Baltimore show, this choice CAC approved example was located. A perfectly original example with gun metal gray-blue patina and steely luster on both sides. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. A rock solid offering that should please collectors who understand and appreciate the beauty of unmolested silver surfaces. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert along with CAC approval.
Trade $1 1877 Trade 1877
MS62
PCGS
36163643

Choice $1550 Near Gem Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Multi-Color Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. Letís open the description for this near gem original 1877 Trade dollar with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I'm in love with this offering from the Cumberland County Collection and believe the future owner will also be pleased to have stepped up and made the purchase. This dollar has eye appeal of a higher grade and only one well hidden surface issue that holds the grade back to MS62. At first, I thought this piece was full MS63 due to the vibrant steely cartwheel luster and strictly original toning on both sides. Toning colors are gorgeous. Strike is also complete. In terms of blemishes, there are several ancient toned over shallow lines between the right facing wing and AM(ERICA). If one swirls the coin enough times under a bright light, those lines will appear resulting in the MS62 being technical accurate. Again eye appeal is of a higher grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards all the positive aspects of this coin as discussed here.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan 1878-S
MS64
PCGS
27710094

Gem $425 Vivid Rose, Gold and Blues, Cartwheel Luster. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes eye appeal and originality.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan 1880-S
MS65
PCGS
19858614

Gem $285 Vivid Rose, Blues, Aquamarine, Mirrored Surfaces, Cartwheel Luster. Being selective on toned Morgans is standard operating procedure at GFRC. Getting them to photograph properly is a significant challenge with many attempts to remove lighting reflections. I'm finally pleased with these images. Toning is multicolor rainbow with gold, rose and blues on the obverse and aquamarine and gold on the reverse. Many 1880 San Francisco examples come lightly PL as is the case with this example. Under bright light, the PL surfaces accentuate the colorful toning and adds a new dimension of enjoyment. As one would expect from an MS65 graded piece, the fields and main devices are blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted.
Morgan $1 1883 Morgan 1883
MS64
PCGS
21024141

Choice $695 Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Sky Blue Obverse, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Monster obverse toning immediately catches the eyes on this lovely 1883 Philadelphia strike. Both obverse and reverse offer vibrant swirling cartwheel luster that tickles the eyes. On the obverse, rose and sky-blue regions intermix and provide considerable eye appeal. Technical grading is accurate as there are a few tiny blemishes on Liberty's cheek, but who really cares with such monster toning. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the originality and strict grading. The Saco River consignment loves his toner Morgans and surprised that he let this one go.
Morgan $1 1884O Morgan 1884-O
MS64
PCGS
25059417

Choice $275 Choice Original, Dual Sided Rainbow Colors, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. An attractive 1884 New Orleans specimen with dual sided toning. Flashy cartwheel luster dominates when first viewing this example. Obverse tonign is primarily aquamarine throughout Liberty's face and hair curls that transition to a golden ring surrounding stars and into the rim. The reverse is mostly light steely rose with a thin blue ring immediately adjacent to the rim. Liberty's cheek is essentialy blemish free. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan 1885
MS65
PCGS
3746922

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

Gem $535 Incredible Dual Sided Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded. Radiant luster energies the multicolor patina on this attractive specimen. Coloring is dominated by aquamarine, teal, and rose with some gold intermixed on the reverse. Housed in new NGC holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to combination of eye appeal and originality. Overall a very attractive double sided toner for the advanced collector. Price reduction on May 1.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS65
PCGS
33840408

Gem $295 Gem Original, Dual Sided Golden Brown Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A gem original dual sided toner Morgan with exciting coloring. Obverse is heavily toned with intermixed aquamarine, rose, gold patina while reverse is a more uniform faint gold with diagonal toning streak. Surfaces, including Liberty's cheek, are essentially blemish free. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Definitely an example for the selective collector.
Morgan $1 1892CC Morgan 1892-CC
MS61
PCGS
11143367

Choice New Price
$1550
Important Carson City Date, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Conservative Grading, Malvern Collection. Price Reduction Effective August 25 2019. A better Morgan Carson City date with mintage of 1,352,000. This 1892-CC offering from the Malvern Collection is most pleasing at the assigned MS61 grade level. Many collectors have come to expect issues at the MS61 grade level; excess marks or subdued luster. I'm sorry to disappoint those expectations as this example radiates crisp reflective luster with active cartwheels. Field are lightly mirrored while the devices are frosty. Abrasions are minimal with just a single mark on the cheek and some light field chatter. Please remember that reflective fields amplify marks leading to lower assigned grades which I believe is the case here. A rose-gold toning arc covers the upper obverse and lower reverse. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Worthy of special consideration as CAC approval validates what my eyes see.
Peace $1 1922 Peace 1922
MS64
PCGS
80877461

Gem $1600 Gem Original, Exceptional Dual Sided Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Little needs to be said as the GFRC images speak for themselves. Housed in 2015 PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Pure eye candy from the Seal Beach Collection.
Peace $1 1926D Peace 1926-D
MS66+
PCGS
37997103

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

Choice $5650 CAC Condition Census, Rare in Mint State, Rich Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Grades, Osprey Collection. The 1852-O has the second lowest mintage of any Type 1 New Orleans mint gold dollar and is also the second rarest. Locating choice examples in higher uncirculated grades is very difficult. The CAC population report validates this fact with only three approved at MS63 level and three finer. Rich frosty luster is the highlight of this choice original offering. Surfaces are essentially abrasion free with a few very faint wispy hairlines seen under bright light viewing and nothing else. Obverse die is heavily cracked with die cracks from 9:00 to Liberty's nose and another from star to the bonnet. Coloring is natural medium green-gold. Strike is typical with the reverse DO(LL)AR and 8 digit being a tad weak. Overall, a quality representative of this rare date in Mint State. Freshly graded and housed in Gen 6.0S Gold Shield PCGS holder with CAC approval. An exceptional advanced collector offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$1 1853
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS63
PCGS
06649024

Choice $565 New October 19! CAC, Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). Production of one-dollar gold pieces at the Philadelphia Mint reached its peak in this year, making this a natural selection as a type coin. This is a lovely, appealing piece, with warm orange-gold toning and minimal marks, especially on the obverse. The strike is sharp with Liberty's hair completely defined. There is no substitute for quality, and it is all here. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1853-O
Type 1 Indian Princess
MS63
PCGS
13727119

Choice $2150 New December 5! 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 1855
Type 2 Liberty Head
AU55
PCGS
82121145

Choice HOLD
$610
New October 19! CAC, Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). This two-year type coin (type II, Small Head variety) bears a more ornate reverse wreath, and, in addition, the planchet size was increased from 13mm to 15mm, giving the engraver a bit more space to work with. The portrait of Liberty now consumes a small portion of the obverse than on the type I gold dollars. Because of the limited two-year run, these are more highly prized as a type than are type I or type III gold dollars. This piece exhibits green-gold toning with the slightest amount of crust in the obverse legend. The originality factor is strong, and this piece would be perfect for an AU type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1857
Type 3 Indian Princess
AU58
PCGS Rattler
7097444

Choice $435 New December 5! Choice AU58 Type 3 Princess, Frosty Luster, Bold Strike, CAC Approval. This little gold $1 has it all. Conservative grading in old rattler holder as a start. Frosty mint bloom is undisturbed on both sides and produces attractive luster. Strike is complete. An ideal candidate for collectors pursuing AU58 CAC sets or for those collecting by type on a budget. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1858
Type 3 Indian Princess
AU58
PCGS
35622501

Choice HOLD
$400
New November 18! Type 3 Indian Princess, Light Copper-Gold, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Port Matilda Collection. Wonderful $1 gold type coin candidate with coverted AU58 CAC approval. Fully struck with light copper-gold coloring throughout both sides. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A solid offering from the Port Matilda collection that should not last long on the GFRC gold price list.
Gold G$1 1874
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64
PCGS OGH
4669700

Choice $825 New December 4! Rich Mint Bloom, Orange-Gold Patina. Brilliant Luster, Conservative Grading. Substantial granular mint frost is continuous throughout the fields and devices on this gorgeous 1874 Type 3 Indian Princess. Resulting luster is stunning with shimmering cartwheels. Coloring is classic orange-gold. Strike is just a tad weak at the hair curls but the luster and conservative grading more than compensate at the MS64 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. Collectors should be paying attention to U.S. CAC gold as premiums continue to see upward pressure. What a wonderful type coin candidate.
Gold G$1 1874
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
PCGS
82153022

Choice $650 New October 19! Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). This type III one-dollar gold piece rounds out the Mark Mattox collection of gold dollar varieties. The portrait of Liberty on the type III piece is quite similar to that of the three-dollar gold piece, while the reverse cereal wreath is closed, rather than open as on the three-dollar coin. Luster is above average on the obverse, which exhibits clash marks, quite typical in the one-dollar gold series. A few reverse marks are found near the top of the wreath, but the surfaces are original and the eye appeal is CAC-endorsed. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Gold G$1 1886
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
NGC
3666729006

Gem $925 Tiny Mintage, Choice Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . What is there not to like about this 1886 gold dollar? Let's start with a tiny mintage of 5,000 pieces. Then there is conservative grading and CAC approval at the MS63 grade level. How about frosty cartwheel luster that just radiates off the obverse and reverse surfaces? Bottomline, this is a gem example at the assigned NGC grade and worthy of the asking price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$10 1851-O
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
36364808

Choice $2825 Better New Orleans Date in AU, Old Time Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Greenish-Gold. A near-gem original example of the popular 1851-O $10 eagle date. Fields are lightly mirrored with reflective luster under a light source. Crusty greenish-gold coloring is consistent with naturally toned surfaces and my expectations. Well preserved surfaces further enhance the desirability. A well balanced specimen that should garner attention plus warranting a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The subject of the August 25, 2019 Daily Blog and top tier CAC approved coinage.
Gold G$10 1878
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
36835762

Gem $6250 Gem Original, Two in MS63+, Ten Finer, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Bold Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A gem original 1878 $10 Philadelpha eagle strike that offers thick frosty luster. Surfaces are evenly toned a greenish gold with mint frost throughout the fields and devices. Under a light source, cartwheels are active on both sides. Obverse surface abrasions are consistent with the grade. I've assigned a gem quality rating due to the superior eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An remarkable Liberty $10 eagle offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1893
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
32740457

Choice $925 Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Denver Collection. Ex. Osprey Collection. An accurately graded 1893 $10 eagle with ample mint frost and vibrant cartwheels. Field chatter is consisted with the assigned grade. Worthy of special attention considering recent increases in bullion gold pricing along with the coveted CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The Denver Collection consignor is in a cash raising mode allowing this piece to return to market.
Gold G$10 1894
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
81173862

Choice $1600 Choice Original, Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Cracked Reverse, Osprey Collection. CAC Approval On November 22! Fresh from Osprey buying trip in Europe and now approved by CAC. Radiant cartwheel luster dominates the overall appearance along with uniform orange gold patina. A quality piece that is accurately graded at the MS64 level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$10 1897
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34881876

Choice $1725 Near Gem Original, Crusty Original Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. If crusty original mint state United States gold is your cup of tea, then this near gem 1897 $10 eagle deserves special consideration. Purchased from an old Sarasota Florida estate that has been off the market for decades and freshly graded during early 2018. A recent CAC submission resulted in the strict originality being rewarded with Green bean approval. Surfaces are covered with a thin crusty skin with the luster being satiny textured along with cartwheel effects. GFRC images accurately capture the surfaces and overall appearance. PCGS price guide jumps dramatically at the MS65 grade level thus this lovely example is at the last "affordable" grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$10 1901-S
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
17265749

Choice $1150 New October 19! Popular Type Coin, Bold Strike, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). Ex. Osprey Collection. One views many coins when operating a full time coin business. Some coins jump out as being better than average during the review and description writing process. This is the case with this lovely 1901 San Francisco $10 eagle. The frosty cartwheel luster is most pleasing. Strike is very well executed with rounded stars and deeply impress eagle details. Blemishes are to a minimum. The overall preservation state and luster was rewarded with an MS63+ grade by PCGS which I believe to be accurate. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) transitional holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1901-S
Liberty
MS62
NGC Fatty
248631010

Choice HOLD
$800
Vibrant Cartwheels, Rich Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Patina. Minimal Abrasions, CAC Approval. Before moving ahead with the description, let's call out a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this most attractive 1901-S $10 eagle offering. An ideal $10 eagle type coin given the thick frosty luster, vibrant cartwheels and uniform orange-gold patina. Field chatter is minimal and technically consistent with the assigned grade. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade. Housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. A numismatic United States gold piece coupled with old fatty NGC holder and CAC approval. Reasonably priced as compared to the generic pieces that trade on eBay and at auctions for a few percent less.
Gold G$10 1901-S
Liberty
MS62
PCGS Rattler
7152128

Choice $950 New October 9! Great PCGS Rattler Type, Frosty Cartwheels, Orange-Gold Patina, CAC Approval. I just could not pass up adding this quality 1901-S $10 eagle to GFRC inventory. This lovely example resides in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder and has CAC approval. A fairly graded $10 gold piece with natual orange-gold patina. Ideal for PCGS Rattler type coin collectors.
Gold G$10 1907
Indian
MS62
PCGS
83224385
No Motto
Choice $1325 New October 19! No Motto, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). No Motto Indian $10s are a two-year type (1907-1908) and more desirable with limited quantity. This piece exhibits original skin with no hairlines and smooth surfaces. The few marks of note are mostly hidden within the portrait of Liberty or the reverse eagle. Grayish-gold toning dominates the open fields while the protected areas exhibit more even yellow-gold. The overall aesthetic appeal is strong, and the CAC endorsement is no surprise. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Gold G$10 1909-S
Indian
MS62
PCGS
24154391

Choice $2650 Better $10 Indian Date, Thick Crusty Orange-Gold Patina (European Look), Frosty Cartwheels, Minimal Abrasions, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. if a fan of old time crusty original gold couple with rich orange-gold patina, then this better date 1909 San Francisco struck $10 eagle is for you. Mintage was limited to 292,350. Surfaces still radiate frosty cartwheels that are active under a light source. Strike is well executed. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval. Another superior United States gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1915-S
Indian
AU58
PCGS
37895584

Choice $5500 New October 23! Low Mintage Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Orange-Gold Coloring, Thick Mint Frost, CAC Approval. Ex. Fairmont Collection. 1915 San Francisco strikes are rare in Mint State as a result of mintage being limited to 59,000 pieces. Mint State pricing quickly approaches the high four figures and well into the five figures when graded choice. Examples graded AU58 with CAC approval become a compelling alternative for date and mintmark set collectors at nearly half the price. GFRC is pleased to be offering its first 1915-S $10 Indian, and what a why to get started. This frosty example generates lustrous cartwheels during bright light inspection. Coloring is typical orange-gold rather than crusty copper-gold seen on those pieces repatriated from Europe. Surfaces are micro granular textured as we have come to expect from strictly original $10 Indian gold. Abrasions are very limited and add to overall appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval along with "The Fairmont Collection" pedigree on the label. Priced at current CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$2.5 1843
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
37621044

Choice $475 New December 5! Early Philadelphia Strike, Classic Green-Gold Patina, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Conservative Grading. Classic green-gold coloring adorns both side on this wholesome 1843 Philadelphia struck $2.5 quarter eagle. Mirrored fields still offer reflective luster. Grading appears to be quick conservative. If in the market for early gold quarter eagles, please give this offering serious consideration. It has to be one of the nicest EF45 graded example seen since launching GFRC. Images are fully accurate and representative of the quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1851
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
33131815

Choice $725 Early Quarter Eagle Date, Frosty Luster, Pleasing Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Patina, CAC Approved. An early date Liberty design $2.5 quarter eagle. This piece brings substantial eye appeal including thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels. Toning is a rich greenish-gold. Ideal as an early type coin or for a quarter eagle date set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A superior offering at the MS62 grade level with CAC also agreeing.
Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
36755589

Choice $1150 New December 5! Satiny Luster, Light Greenish-Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, Choice and Well Preserved. Ideal for type given the higher mintage. This 1852 $2.5 quarter eagle offers satiny luster along with active cartwheels. Strike is hammered with all devices fully impressed. Surfaces are unabraded with luster being the dominant factor for the assigned grade. CAC review validated the strict originality and accurate grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
MS62
NGC
3701358001

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

Choice $1050 New December 5! Thick Mint Bloom, Brilliant Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. Another choice early $2.5 Liberty gold offering for date set or type. Frosty luster and greenish-gold coloring are consistent with the issue. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Fairly priced at CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$2.5 1859
Liberty
AU53+
PCGS
37620984

Choice $1085 Old Reverse Design, Near-Gem at Grade, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Reflective Luster. A near-gem original 1859 $2.5 quarter eagle struck with the old reverse hub of 1840-1858. The old and new hubs can be easily attributed by checking the arrow feathers below the olive stem. If the feathers touches the left facing claw, then the hub is that of 1840-1858. If the feather is short and does not touch, then the die was cut from the new design hub. Those struck with the old hub are about twice as rare as the new hub design. This attractive example has been well preserved and warrants its CAC green bean. Surfaces are coloed greenish-gold. Fields are steely and emit reflective luster. Strike is complete with light wear. Eye appeal is above average. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1889
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34586308

Choice $2200 New October 8! Near Gem, Thick Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Patina, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Oregon Beaver Collection is back with a large $2.5 quarter eagle gold consignment. One of the important highlights is this frosty near-gem with swirling cartwheels and rich orange-gold patina. Mintage is only 17,600 pieces with a reasonable MS64 pricing premium as compared to "common dates." Strike is deeply impressed on both sides. Fields are unabraded. Overall eye appeal is above average and consistent with tight CAC approval criteria. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering for advanced collectors of the predominately low mintage $2.5 quarter eagle gold denomination.
Gold G$2.5 1900
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
15889255

Gem $750 New October 9! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Uniform Orange-Gold Coloring, Oregon Beaver Collection. By 1900, Philadelphia $2.5 quarter eagle gold production had ramped to 67,000 pieces. This date continues to be somewhat scarce as compared to high mintage 1902 through 1907 timeframe but priced similarly. The offered Oregon Beaver Collection example is a wonderful gem as graded MS64+ with CAC approval. Brilliant frosty luster and uniform orange-gold patina team up for some serious eye appeal during bright light inspection. Cartwheels are crisp and active. Strike is fully executed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. How can you go wrong at the asking price for this lovely gem?
Gold G$2.5 1905
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
83224382

Gem $600 New October 19! Lustrous, Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). With MS65-graded pieces priced significantly higher, this MS64 CAC coin makes an excellent candidate for a gold type set. Luster booms from yellow-gold surfaces with only scattered ticks. A pair of thin lines extending from the eagle's right wing are the only marks of note, and these are less noticeable with the coin in hand. Both obverse and reverse reveal hints of copper toning, most prominently within the eagle's shield. The strike is strong throughout and completely reveals hair and feather detail. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date) with CAC approval. Priced consistent with CDN CAC price guide.
Gold G$2.5 1925-D
Indian
MS64
NGC Fatty
312131004

Gem $900 Gem Original, Old Time Conservative Grading. Mintage of 578,000 at the Denver mint and the last $2.5 Indians to be produced. Once again, let's consider the 1925-D issue's background as explained by David Akers. He states, "Almost always having very good to excellent mint lustre but the striking quality varies greatly; some are very unevenly struck while others are well struck. Dies seem to have been a problem with this issue, and many specimens were clearly struck from buckled or deteriorated dies. The mint mark is usually a little weak but well defined. There are some specimens, however, where the mintmark is so weak that it is nearly invisible. The color is typically a rose tinted gold but there are also coppery colored specimens as well as ones with green and yellow gold shades. The surfaces are frosty with little or no granularity." In light of these observation, this example was carefully examined with a 10x loupe. Surfaces are frosty with brilliant cartwheel luster. Strike is complete and uniform with some minor die bulging below the Indian's chin and behind E PLU(RI)BUS. Overall eye appeal is superior and warrants a gem quality rating. Housed in NGC fatty holder with CAC approval. An offering for collectors attempt a type set with preference for all TPG holders and CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS64
PCGS
34010282

Gem $825 New October 9! Beautiful Satiny Gem, Ideal Type Coin, Natural Greenish-Gold Patina, CAC Approval. Brilliant satiny luster and lovely greenish-gold patina are the highlights of this gem original 1926 $2.5 quarter eagle. Strike is deeply impressed and compliments the strict originality. An ideal gold type set selection given CAC approval and fair asking price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1851-O
Liberty
VF35
PCGS OGH
6527182

Choice $4475 Early New Orleans Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Copper-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Second year of New Orleans mint issue with mintage of 315,000. This issue is known for being well struck but with many having heavily abraded surfaces. This VF35 example features only honest wear. Surfaces are typical for the issue and covered with copper gold patina. Under a bright light, the obverse still emits some reflective luster that is surprising at this grade level. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the Osprey Collection that is worthy of special consideration.
Gold G$20 1852
Liberty
AU53
NGC
3750540005

Choice HOLD
$2350
Early Type 1 Date, Perfect for Type, Frosty Granular Luster, Active Cartwheels, Eye Appeal. If building a United States gold type set, Type 1 $20 double eagles always present a quality and pricing challenge. GFRC is pleased to offer a choice original 1852 strike with substantial luster and eye appeal. Frosty luster that is a bit granular, as struck, is so pleasing during bright light viewing. Coloring is a light orange-gold and consistent with those produced for the date. The AU53 grade level plus CAC green bean bring notable balance between overall quality and price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view along with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1853
Liberty
AU53
PCGS
82415324

Choice $2550 New October 19! Choice Original Early Date, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). 1853 dated $20 double eagles have a much lower mintage than previous 1851 and 1852 years but all three dates are relatively available. The challenge, when adding these dates to $20 Type 1 collection, is locating examples with minimal blemishes and strong luster. Many of these early double strikes are seen with heavily abraded surfaces coupled with frosty semi granular luster. This offering, from the Mark Mattox estate, was sourced from Europe via the Osprey Collection. Dan White accomplished the PCGS grading and CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1854
Liberty
MS61
PCGS
37029206
Small Date
Choice $11950 Type 1, CAC Condition Census, Near Gem for Grade, Frosty Luster, Visually Pleasing, Osprey Collection. 1854 Small Date $20 double eagles are substantially rare at the AU58 or better grade levels. Under appreciated as compared to prior 1852 and 1853 Philadelphia strikes. CAC population shows six at the MS61 level with single approvals at MS63 and MS65 grades. This new offering has been freshly graded and approved by CAC after being repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. A most pleasing example with above average frosty luster and few surfaces marks as reported for this date. Frankly, the assigned MS61 grade is not driven by detracting marks and I'm not certain what is the issue holding back from MS62. Luster is vibrant with nice cartwheels under a light source. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this one as it will not last the through the Baltimore or Summer FUN shows.
Gold G$20 1860
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
35319538

Choice $3950 Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Green-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Mintage of 577,670 and a well product date. Many surviving examples will be found with acceptable surfaces and minimal abrasions. Case in point is this lovely example with green-gold surfaces and soft frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is completely executed with nice rounded star points and delicate reverse details throughout the ealge, rays and scroll. Abrasions in the fields are limited to a bagmark in front of Liberty's mouth and one line at the lower left reverse. Choice originality won the hearts at CAC. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another better date United States gold offering from the Osprey Collection that will please the most selective collector.
Gold G$20 1882-S
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
35840160

Choice $2925 Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Superior eye appeal is at hand and a good reason to consider this 1882 San Francisco struck $20 double eagle. Surfaces emit bold frosty luster and crisp cartwheels when viewed under a light source. Uniform greenish-gold toning is found on both sides. Obverse strike is 100% complete but at the expense of weakness on the center reverse devices. Scattered field ticks account for the assigned MS62 grade. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. More great gold from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1904-S
Liberty
MS64
NGC Fatty
26030110

Choice $2150 Near-Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Orange-Gold Patina, Denver Collection. Brilliant frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels are the highlight of this quality 1904 San Francisco struck $20 double eagle. Surfaces are covered with orange-gold patina that is transparent to the underlying luster. A few scattered field abrasions account for the assigned grade though the eye appeal is most pleasing. A near-gem example that received CAC approval for its above average preservation state and overall eye appeal. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC green bean. A great numismatic option to also procuring nearly an ounce of bullion gold. A new divestment from the Denver Collection.
Gold G$20 1907
St Gaudens
MS64+
PCGS
36894570

Gem $2725 First Year Issue, Gem Original, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Luster, Completely Struck, Minimal Abrasions, Conservatively Graded, Osprey Collection. First year of St. Gaudens design issue and a pure gem at the assigned grade level. This gold piece has it all; brilliant cartwheel luster, thick mint frost, complete strike and no distracting blemishes during bright light viewing. Absolutely wholesome and pleasing for the most selective collector. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. More great gold from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1909-S
St Gaudens
MS63
NGC Fatty
388683007

Choice $1750 Thick Mint Frost, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Conservatively Graded, Attractive and Pleasing . Thick mint frost is plentiful on both sides. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant under a light source. Fully struck with no distracting blemishes surrounding the facial area. Greenish-gold coloring is perfectly natural and validates the strict originality. Conservative grading in my opinion. Housed in NGC Fatty holder that dates back to the mid 1990s. CAC approval during mid February 2019. Fresh new purchase from Florida estate and off the market for several decades.
Gold G$20 1910-S
St Gaudens
MS62
PCGS OGH
4406443

Gem HOLD
$1765
New October 19! CAC, Gem Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). A longtime favorite of American coin collectors, the $20 Saint needs no introduction. This is a nicely balanced example with good remaining luster and scattered marks apart from a few lines above the reverse eagle. The CAC certification attests to the original "skin" and aesthetic appeal. While priced close to melt value, the eye-appeal gives this coin a little something extra, making it an exceptional value at the MS62 level. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder.
Gold G$20 1911
St Gaudens
MS63
PCGS
11753946

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

Choice $2725 Low Mintage Better Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rich Greenish Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A noteworthy offering as 1913 double eagles sport a low mintage of only 168,780 with MS63 being the last "affordable" grade level for most collectors. This specimen has choice original surfaces with thick greenish-gold patina. Luster is frosty with nice cartwheels under a light source. Surfaces are mostly abrasion free and any marks are consistent with the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful new offering from the Osprey Collection. This consignor knows his United States gold and continues to bring some great offerings to GFRC inventory.
Gold G$20 1915-S
St Gaudens
MS63
NGC Fatty
315604057

Gem $1800 Gem Original at Grade, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Patina, Fully Struck . Let's open the description for this gem original 1915-S St. Gaudens with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Honestly, there was an expectation for CAC Gold bean due to the lack of abrasions and brilliant frosty luster. In hand, this $20 double eagle looks more like a 64 than a 63 in my humble opinion. Greenish-gold patina covered surfaces offer vibrant cartwheels under a light source. Fully struck, in particular with well defined eyes and nose on Liberty's face. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with brown label. Fresh CAC approval. Recently purchased from an old Sarasota collection and off the market for several decades. Yes, the asking price is high, but so is the old time quality. Please check CoinFacts and a 1/18 DLRC record at $1950 for a rattler MS63 with CAC approval as a comparison. This piece is a full MS64.
Gold G$3 1878
Princess
AU58
NGC
4656477006

Choice $1295 Choice Original $3 Type, Rich Orange-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. If in the market for United States type gold, the AU58 grade level typically brings reasonable value during purchase and resale. During purchase, choice AU58 examples have minor rub but with mint state eye appeal. During resale, the AU58 collector base is substantial and easy to move duplicates. 1878 is a common date for the $3 gold denomination and also ideal as an inexpensive type candidate. This example offers rich orange-gold patina and frosty luster that pleased the attentive eyes at CAC. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. If you like the images, then this one will be even better in hand.
Gold G$5 1847
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
81627021

Choice $1100 New October 19! Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). Medium copper toning graces both sides of this early-date Liberty $5, with distinct contrast on the obverse between the reddish surface and the yellow-gold portrait. The strike is strong, and as is often seen on coinage of this era, the relief rises well above the plane of the planchet. Marks are evenly scattered with a couple of heavier voids above the eagle's head. The overall effect is pleasing, an opinion shared by CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Gold G$5 1855-S
Liberty
MS61
PCGS
33032664

Choice $24250 Condition Census Rarity, Extremely Rare, Crusty Greenish-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. The 1855-S is for all intents and purposes the first collectible San Francisco half eagle, given the rarity of the 1854-S, Mintage of 61,000 and rarer than 1855 Charlotte and Dahlonega $5 half eagle counterparts. It is obtainable in grades up to AU55 but becomes very rare in AU58 and is extremely rare in full Uncirculated condition. This offering is one of the two mint state examples graded by PCGS. Surfaces are absolutely choice with exceptional satiny luster. Obverse patina is natural rose and orange-gold while the reverse adds splashes of rich orange-gold leading increased eye appeal. Strike is complete with fully defined stars and eagle wing tips. Many times, some of the highest graded survivors for a rare date are just not that attractive with collectors learning to love these pieces for what they are. This is not the case for this lovely 1855-S $5 half eagle offering. Eye appeal and condition census rarity are available together. The only comparable 1855-S half eagle to sell at auction was the Bass II coin sold over twenty years ago for $17,250. Today, that coin would be much more. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A major United States gold offering from the Osprey Collection that belongs in one of the finest collections being assembled.
Gold G$5 1874-CC
Liberty
AU53
PCGS
84228740

Choice $12500 Choice Original Carson City Date, Orange Gold Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Condition Rarity, Osprey Collection . Mintage of only 21,198. Attractive orange gold surfaces are lightly mirrored with minimal disturbences. Dave Akers indicates that, "most known specimens of the 1874-CC are well circulated and VF examples are typical. A few AU coins are known but only one 1874-CC catalogued as uncirculated has ever been offered at public auction." Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is important validation for this choice 1874-CC half eagle.
Gold G$5 1881-S
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34949840

Choice New Price
$1475
FUN Show Price Reduction! Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Lovely Wheat Gold Patina, Fully Struck Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection . A wonderful 1881 San Francisco strike with pleasing satiny cartwheel luster. The wheat-gold coloring glows during bright light viewing as luster and cartwheel effects are quite pronounced. Strike is completely executed with all stars round and reverse eagle feathers deeply impressed. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. I'm glad that the Ft. Lauderdale Collection consignor has moved into United States gold. His two offerings are well above average in quality and GFRC customers will find this piece impressive when viewed at a major show.
Gold G$5 1881-S
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
84001855

Choice $1450 Near-Gem Original, Orange-Gold Mint Bloom, Substantial Eye Appeal, CAC Approved. This near-gem original 1881-S $5 half eagle offers frosty mint bloom along with undisturbed fields. Bright light viewing is a joy as there are no distractions. Light explodes off the surfaces in multi-angled waves and is so pleasing. Strike is essentially complete while the fields have a few scattered ticks that hold back a higher grade level. An outstanding example that would fit nicely into a type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1882
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
4244699003

Gem $1450 Gem Original, Monster Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Huge Eye Appeal . A amazing 1882 Philadelphia struck $5 half eagle with monster cartwheel luster. Intense luster has a satiny texure and just drips off this gold piece. NGC has assigned an MS64+ grade with CAC agreeing with the designation. In my eyes, this piece could be graded MS65 and will probably end up in that level holder in the future as the price gap is conducive to cracked out dealers. PCGS price guide jumps from $1225 in MS64+ to $6000 in MS65. This lovely 1882 example has it all; huge luster, a hammered strike and minimal micro blemishes in the focal area. Housed in new NGC large font holder with CAC approval. For the collector who desires well above average eye appeal with their gold purchases.
Gold G$5 1883
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
34883862

Choice $1275 New October 10! Light Crusty Greenish-Gold Patina, Choice for Grade, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A wonderful 1883 $5 half eagle that was recently repatriated from Europe. One can immediately detect signs of the classic dirty gold appearance on the obverse with its crusty greenish-gold patina. The reverse is a more traditional frosty gold and untoned. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and consistent with the assigned grade. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Yet another strictly original offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34617943

Gem $875 Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Blemish free surfaces and swirling cartwheel luster are the highlights of this attractive 1899 $5 half eagle strike. Satiny luster is continuous with no breaks on either side. Fields are entirely abraison free with viewing under a light source. A strong candidate with a gem original quality rating. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A strong candidate for a gold type set. Fairly priced for overall quality.
Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
37029197

Choice $1050 Near Gem Original, Thick Mint Frost, Nice Cartwheel, Fully Struck, CAC Approved, Osprey Collection. Thick granular mint frosty covers the fields and devices on this near gem 1899 $5 half eagle. A thoroughly pleasing example with frosty cartwheels and no distractions during bright light review. If you United States gold cup of tea is super original surfaces and thick mint frost, then this offering should be a strong candidate. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. Nice job Dan on cherrypicking this one!
Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
83574788

Choice $865 Near-Gem, Satiny Luster, Gentle Cartwheels, Fully Struck, Pleasing for Type. As spot gold prices continue increasing, more collectors are becoming aware of the metal and considering assembling type sets as a first step. This 1899 $5 half eagle is a sweet candidate for type. Rather than being heavily frosted, as is the case for much of the $5 gold mintage, this piece was struck from worn dies. Heavy metal flow lines result in satiny luster and gentle cartwheels. Strike is complete with abrasions being consistent with assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval. The new CDN CAC Greysheet lists the 1899 date at $942 for MS64 approved examples followed by $2500 at MS65. This piece was purchased at a good price and passing along the savings.
Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
37029198

Choice $950 Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Another attractive 1899 $5 half eagle offerings that is freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Frosty surfaces and resulting cartwheel luster are eye catching and pleasing. Strike is completely executed. The assigned grade reflects a tiny amount of chatter in the obverse left field. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. GFRC images accurately capture greenish-gold toning and surface conditions. You can shop with confidence at GFRC for quality United States gold.
Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
25376205

Choice $895 Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Near Gem Original, Brilliant Yellow-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Fully Struck. A gorgeous near gem original 1907 $5 half eagle with brilliant cartwheel luster and yellow-gold patina. Frosty luster is crisp and pleasing under a light source. Strike is complete with high relief stars, hair curls and deeply impressed reverse eagle feathers. Some faint chatter on Liberty's chin holds this one back from full gem designation as the luster is all there for the MS65 grade level. Housed in 2013 PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A quality $5 half eagle type coin for the selective collector.
Gold G$5 1913
Indian
MS64
PCGS
36494603

Choice $2500 Wonderful Near Gem Type, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Excellent Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A fully struck 1913 $5 half eagle with deep orange gold patina and excellent eye appeal. This offering is fully detailed and well represents the Bela Lyon Prattís incused Indian Head design for $5 Indians. A near gem original example that is fully deserving of CAC approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS 6.0S holder with CAC approval. Overall, a worthy type set addition.
Gold G$5 1915
Indian
MS64
PCGS
37977821

Gem $2450 Excellent for Type, Thick Frosty Luster, Lucious Orange-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, CAC Approval. A wonderful 1915 $5 Indian eagle with thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheel. Ideal as a high end type coin as the eye appeal is all there while economically priced at the MS64 grade level. Surfaces and eye appeal warrant a gem original quality rating and a JUST TAKE ME HOME recommendation. I was most thrilled to cherry-pick this 1915 Philadelphia strike at the Summer Baltimore pre-show. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A United States gold offerings that deserves special consideration.
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