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.

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

 

There are 215 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 1, 2021

Photo Type Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Half & 1 Cent
Early Copper 1C 1831 Early Copper 1831
Large Letters
MS62BN
NGC
1745302001
N-7
Choice $925 Large Letters Reverse, Well Struck, Choice Surfaces, Ideal Coronet Head Type Coin. Adding early U.S. copper to the price list requires well above average eye appeal to be at hand. In other words, I must like an early copper piece to the point of desire for my own collection. That is a high bar and the case with this enchanting 1831 large cent. Though having a Brown designation, the reverse is close to full Red while the obverse has orange and violet shades. Strike is essentially complete with only a few stars lacking full definition. Surfaces are free of abrasions. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe with pristine reverse hologram. CAC approval is warranted. The NGC label captures the attribution with "Large Letters, N-7".
Early Copper 1C 1833 Early Copper 1833
MS65BN
PCGS
21474998

Gem $4375 New July 29! Superb Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Multi-Color Patina, JUST BUY IT NOW!. GFRC does not handle huge amounts of early copper. However, when an obvious gem is offered for purchase, I will glad step up and add to inventory. Such is the case for this near condition census 1833 Coronet Head large cent. Frosted luster glows under a light source along with enticing cartwheels. Multi-color toning include intermixed reds, orange, gold, and aquamarine shades. Strike is complete other than the left obverse stars. Struck from late die state dies with a notable circular reverse die crack through most of the legend lettering. CAC population is a meager seven pieces with only three finer. This superb offerings is priced at the CAC guide and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2003) holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1C 1838 Early Copper 1838
62+BN
PCGS
37826074

Choice $700 Satiny Luster, Uniform Chocolate Brown Coloring, Super Eye Appeal. GFRC is always in the hunt for superior early copper with huge eye appeal and CAC approval. This chocolate brown 1838 Coronet large cent was an immediate buy decision at the Atlanta ANA pre-show. Bright light viewing exposes satiny luster on both sides along with embedded blues that add charm. Surface are fully choice and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1C 1857 Early Copper 1857
Large Date
MS63BN
PCGS
39378641
N-1
Choice $695 Choice Braided Hair Type, Silky Rose-Brown Luster, Steely Fields, CAC Approval. A wonderful last year large cent issue with uniform rose-brown coloring and silky luster. Fields are nice and steely with no distractions. If seeking a Braided hair design type with superb eye appeal, please give this latest GFRC offering some attention. I guarantee you will be pleased if ordered! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1864 Indian 1864
Copper Nickel
MS64
NGC
2253197002

Choice $765 Near-Gem Copper Nickel Type, Steely Reflective Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval. A fully struck and unabraded 1864 copper nickel Indian cent that would be ideal for a type set. Steely reflective luster from partially mirrored fields is revealed during bright light inspection. Totally wholesome and attractive. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and the coverted CAC green bean approval.
Indian 1C 1869 Indian 1869
EF45
PCGS
28930177

Choice $610 New July 26! Rarest Date In All Grades, Lower Mintage, Rich Brown Toning, Port Matilda Collection. 1869 Indian cents are presently in strong demand as one of the rarest dates in the series. The 1869 date is part of the low mintage 1869 through 1872 group with low mintages that command strong premiums. This Port Matilda Collection offering is a near-gem at the assigned grade. Surfaces are toned a uniform chocolate brown with verdigris limited to the date digits and extreme edges of the reverse wreath. This piece fully warrants its CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Indian 1C 1871 Indian 1871
Bold N
AU58BN
NGC
4686770001

Choice $785 New June 29! Semi-Key Date, Thick Chocolate-Brown Skin, Well Struck, CAC Approval. A low mintage issue with suggestions that a portion of the mintage was melted during the mid to late 1870s. This semi-key date offering is superb for the grade and a near-gem. Surfaces are covered with a uniform chocolate-brown "skin". Fields are unabraded with some light verdigris surrounding the reverse motifs. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation given the overall eye appeal. Ideal for a very selective AU58 CAC collector. Housed in new NGC large font holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1873 Indian 1873
Open 3
MS64RB
PCGS
30975277

Gem $1235 New July 26! Open 3, Low Mintage, Port Matilda Collection. A review of the CAC guide can be quite eye opening for supposed "high mintage" Indian cent dates. The 1873 Open 3 variety is reported to have a mintage of over 11,000,000 which relegates the date to "common" status. But hold on. CAC has approved only 63 with Red-Brown certification in all grades. This fact is impressive with only six pieces approved per million struck. This Port Matilda offering warrants a gem quality rating when considering the rich textured luster and swirling cartwheels. Surfaces retain most of their original orange coloring. Strike is deeply impressed with intricate bonnet feather and four full diamonds. Yes, this piece is also unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1875 Indian 1875
MS63RB
PCGS
35345629

Choice $515 New July 26! Deep Orange-Brown, Reflective Luster, Low Mintage, Port Matilda Collection. Deep orange-brown coloring and eye appeal is the highlight of this thoroughly pleasing 1875 Indian cent offering from the Port Matilda Collection. Conservative grading is evident as visual performance is that of a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1876 Indian 1876
AU55
PCGS
19932133

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

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

Choice $340 Reddish Brown Patina, Hammered Strike, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. A popular Indian cent date with mintage of slightly over five million. This Twin Lakes Collection offering brings a hammered strike and deeply impressed devices. Coloring is a consistent reddish-brown. A choice and original example with light wear. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Indian 1C 1908S Indian 1908-S
EF45
PCGS
16449688

Choice $215 Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Even Brown Patina, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. 1908 San Francisco strikes are the third lowest mintage in the Indian Head cent series and remain popular. CAC approval always elevates a specimen for having original surfaces and being choice. The Twin Lakes Collection is divesting a lovely even brown specimen that is quite affordable. Wear on the high points is limited. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Lincoln 1C 1914D Lincoln 1914-D
F15BN
NGC
3889287009

Choice HOLD
$275
Key Lincoln Set Date, Very Scarce, Choice Original, CAC Approval. A thoroughly pleasing 1914-D Lincoln with moderate wear and choice surfaces. A thick chocolate brown skin covers both sides. Reverse fields are entirely unabraded while the obverse has a tiny contact mark at the lower bust that is more than consistent with the assigned grade. Obviously worthy of its CAC green Bean. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Lincoln 1C 1916 Lincoln 1916
MS64RB
PCGS
11390968

Gem $95 Red-Brown Certified, Gem Original, Rich Satiny Luster, Complete Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. A marvelous gem 1916 Lincoln with rich satiny luster and full strike. 100% worthy of its CAC approval. A lot of coin at a very reasonable price. From a near complete Twin Lakes set of MS64RN Lincolns. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Lincoln 1C 1931S Lincoln 1931-S
EF45BN
NGC
3889282009

Choice $125 Better San Francisco Date, Natural Chocolate Brown Patina, Light Wear, CAC Approval. A better date in the Lincoln set with the all important CAC green bean. Rich chocolate-brown patina covers both sides. Grading appears to be conservative. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
5 Cents
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
MS64
PCGS OGH
8396791
LM-3
Choice HOLD
$1795
New July 29! Proof Like, Near-Gem, Tantalizing Reflective Luster, Faint Gold Highlights. A superb 1829 LM-3 half dime with tantalizing reflective luster that originates from proof like fields. A faint gold patina highlights the otherwise silver colored surfaces. An ideal offering for the advanced collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 1830
EF40
PCGS
20673309
LM-14
Choice $260 New August 1! Antique Gray Toning, Peripheral Mint Frost, Attractive at Grade. I will certainly add lower price early types coins to inventory when meeting eye appeal and originality standards. This choice 1830 LM-14 half dime performs well to both requirements. Love the remaining peripheral mint frost on the obverse and reverse. This piece is well balanced and warranting CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust 5C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
MS63
NGC
4202617002
LM-1.2
Choice $1035 New June 30! Pleasing Eye Appeal, Gold and Aquamarine Coloring, Fully Struck, CAC Approval. Maintaining CAC approved and attractively toned Capped Bust half dimes in inventory is an ongoing challenge. During GFRC buying trips, I am always searching for this diminutive denomination. At the recent NH Coin Expo, this pleasing 1831 LM-1.2 was located and promptly scooped up. Steely/frosted luster is consistent on both sides and barely muted by the natural gold and aquamarine shades. Strike is complete throughout the motifs. Well worth careful consideration for those who collection denomination by date of Logan-McCloskey die pairing. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1833 Capped Bust 1833
AU58
NGC
4767422004
LM-10
Choice $465 New July 31! Internal Reverse Cuds, Steely Luster, Olive-Gray Gold Patina, Complete Strike, CAC Approval. An enticing 1833 LM-10 Capped Bust half dime at the highly collectible AU58 grade along with CAC approval. Steely luster is predominant on the obverse while the reverse offers more of a frosted appearance. Obverse toning includes gray shades with intermix gold and olive. The LM-10 die pairing features a heavily worn reverse die with both loops of STATE(S) filled and die cuds on the lower left and right facing wings. A beautiful example of the LM-10 die variety with bold variety diagnostics. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
MS65
PCGS
06593039
V-10b
$2750 FS-901, Reverse Die Spalling, Finest Graded, Gem Original Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. An incredible 1838 V-10 Seated gem half dime in mint state condition with heavy reverse die spalling. Listed as FS-901 in the Cherrypickers Guide. PCGS has graded several with this example being the finest known and COINFACTS plate coin. The V-10 die variety features ongoing degradation of the reverse die steel until the area between right wreath and AMERICA is completely disintegrated leaving behind a bubbled surface texture that accurately transfers to struck coins. This gem MS65 example is fully struck with complete head details and all star centrils crisp. The reverse is also hammered. Surfaces are pristine and entirely unabraded. A rich gun metal blue patina covers the obverse while the reverse has center rose. Frosty luster is brilliant and nearly blinding during bright light viewing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label reads, "No Drapery FS-901, Rusted Rev Die." Pricing the 1838 V-10 die variety is challenging as there are few comparable examples. The consignor and GFRC have sent the asking price based on the last V-10 example sold on eBay during 2018. That example was graded only MS63.
Seated 5C 1848O Seated 1848-O
MS64
NGC
20612502
V-4
Choice $2350 Condition census V-4 Small O Example, Very Rare Grade, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Blue Patina, Hammered Strike, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-4 Small O reverse is a well recognized die variety rarity among passionate Liberty Seated half dime collectors. Al Bylthe, in his DLRC Press guidebook, rates the V-4 as R7 rarity in mint state as few example are known. Now opportunity comes knocking with this gorgeous MS64 example that has been award CAC green bean approval. One look and you will immediately understand why. Surfaces emit ample frosty cartwheel luster. The transparent rose-gold and blue patina partial melts away under a light source. Strike is hammered on both sides with high relief stars and every vein in the wreath leaves being boldly impressed. There are no blemishes whatsoever to report. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that will please the most selective Seated half dime collectors.
Seated 5C 1852 Seated 1852
MS64
PCGS
5695604
V-2
Choice $515 Low CAC Population, Hammered Strike, Steely Luster. 1852 Philadelphia struck half dimes were produced to the tune of 1,000,500 pieces. As a result, this date is available is circulated and Mint State grades. Locating choice original example will take patient searching. This fact is captured in the CAC population report with only twenty-five total examples approved and only two at the MS64 grade level. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the two CAC approved MS64 grades pieces. Steely fields are immediately evident along with a hammered strike. Interestingly, the obverse die features high relief devices while the reverse die was hubbed in lower relief. Heavy die polish lines through AME(R)ICA validate the die variety as V-2. Obverse toning is variegated olive gray over lustrous fields. Faint olive-gold decorates the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) with CAC approval. An important offering for the advanced Seated half dime collector.
Seated 5C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS64+
NGC
3703008004

Gem $725 Excellent With Arrows Type, Sparkling Iridescent Luster, Obverse Blues with Fiery Reverse Rose, Popular MS64+ Grade. One look and I feel in love with the 1853 With Arrows Seated half dime at the Atlanta ANA show. Why love at first sight? Let's start with the sparkling obverse iridescent luster and shimmering blues that scream eye appeal. Reverse toning is a fiery orange-rose and comes to life during bright light inspection. The assigned MS64+ grade is fitting for this little gem original example and a great value point. Surfaces are unabraded with heavy die clashing on the reverse. If in the market for a special With Arrows example for a type set, this offering warrants your attention. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1853 Seated 1853
No Arrows
AU58
PCGS
42469867

Gem $1300 New August 1! No Arrows Type, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Complete Strike Too!. This little 1853 No Arrows half dime gem will certainly draw attention on the price list. How can anyone resist the monster eye appeal coupled with a full strike. Fresh CAC approval further adds to the desirability. Yes, the asking price is strong but let's check the CAC price guide to learn why. The approved AU58 population is a scant three pieces with none approved through MS63. This offering should trade at that choice Mint State level based one surfaces and monster eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1856 Seated 1856
MS64
PCGS
13806802

Choice $550 Near Gem Original, Completely Struck, Multi-Color Iridescent Patina, Active Cartwheels, Accurately Graded. In 1856, arrows were eliminated from silver coinage as most heavier weight coins had been removed from circulation. That year, the Philadelphia Mint produced nearly 5 million half dime but fully struck examples are quite scarce. Many examples show weakness on the denticles. Regardless of the partial obverse denticles, this accurately graded example offers pretty iridescent gold and aquamarine toning along with active cartwheel luster. Other than the denticles, the balance of the coin is fully struck with rounded stars and complete wreath leaves. Surfaces are absolutely original and choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. An ideal example for the collector assembling a complete set of Seated half dimes at the AU/MS level. CAC approval captures the accurate grading, originality and overall eye appeal.
Seated 5C 1860 Seated 1860
MS63
PCGS
08865563

Gem HOLD
$550
New July 29! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original, CAC Approval. A beautifully toned 1860 half dime along with crisp reflective luster. An affordable gem and conversation piece for the advanced collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1860O Seated 1860-O
MS65
PCGS
84289941

Gem $1100 New July 18! Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. The half dime design was reworked in 1860, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA moving from the reverse to the obverse, while the figure of Liberty evolved into a more delicate, thinner form. The reverse cereal wreath is now more ornate, with a nod to the agricultural capacity of the United States. This example exhibits even silver-gray obverse shading with deeper hue at the rims, while the more intensely toned reverse reveals deep blue-gray color with original Mint bloom in the protected areas. Fields are immaculate, consistent with the assigned grade, and the flash is considerable. This was the final year of half dime production at the New Orleans Mint. CAC notes five higher-graded examples, while PCGS reports ten coins in MS66 and four pieces in MS67. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1863 Seated 1863
MS66
NGC
6105528009
V-1
Gem $2750 New June 29! Scarce Civil War Business Strike, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Bold Strike, CAC Approval. During 1863, Liberty Seated half dime production was accomplished by a single die pair for both proofs and circulation strikes. This is typical for Civil War era Philly dates. The 1863 obverse die has boldly repunched 18 digits. Circulation strikes are typically well struck with bold legend lettering and elevated rims. This is the case for this new GFRC offering. Brilliant frosted luster is readily apparent as finely textured mint frost is continuous on both sides. Cartwheel action is thoroughly pleasing. A faint gold "skin" covers the center obverse. Wire rims are nicely elevated. CAC approval is fully warranted given the obvious originality and accurate grading. CAC MS66 population is a scant six prices with substantial price increase at the next grade level. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 5C 1871 Seated 1871
MS64+
PCGS
24305201

Gem HOLD
$525
Rich Golden Luster, Bold Strike, Clashed Dies, CAC Approval. A luscious high grade 1871 Seated half dime that will please the most selective GFRC clients. This piece presents awesome orange-gold steely luster during bright light inspection. This example is fully struck with heavy die clashing on the obverse. An MS64+ grade assignment was a big deal during more conservative grading norms a decade ago. Pure eye appeal for those who enjoy rich orange-gold luster on their silver coinage. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1913S Buffalo 1913-S
Type 2
AU55
PCGS
13456440

Choice $650 Difficult San Francisco Type 2 Strike, Well Preserved, Residual Satiny Luster, A Rose Buffalo!. The 1913 key date among the Type 1 and Type 2 design types with rapid price increases in AU due to heavy circulation. This AU55 graded specimen would be a wise selection. Surfaces are minimally worn though the piece is struck from late die state dies. Residual satiny luster is obvious during bright light inspection. Obverse has mottled gold while the reverse features a rose buffalo! How cool is that? A special offering that will please the fussy collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1935S Buffalo 1935-S
MS65
PCGS
1234493

Gem $210 Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. An eye catching 1935 San Francisco struck Buffalo nickel with bold cartwheel luster. Surface are bright and active. Reverse has faint rose coloring in the fields. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. Well above average quality at the assigned grade level.
10 Cents
Capped Bust 10C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
Large Date
MS63
PCGS
37189224
JR-3
Gem $3000 Large Date, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Heavy Rotational Die Clashing, Eroded Dies, CAC Approval. 1814 Capped Bust dimes were struck with an open collar resulting in ongoing striking variability. Three major varieties are designated for the date: Large Date, Small Date and STATESOF. This splendid Large Date JR-3 example features shimmering frosty luster and cartwheels regardless of being struck from eroded dies. The obverse die features cool rotational die clashing while the reverse has multiple "pie shaped" die cracks that meet at the shield. Die spalling is evident within the shield as a cud is forming at the intersection of 2nd vertical stripes and the horizontal lines. Even without the late die state die characteristics, this lovely example presents considerable eye appeal. Coloring is a faint rose-gold that is a bit deeper at the peripheries. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval and also ideal as a Capped Bust open collar type coin for the dime series.
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
Small Date
AU58
PCGS
32607017
JR-10
Choice HOLD
$3250
New July 21! Superbly Preserved, Steely Fields, Reflective Luster, Ideal Value Grade, Ex. Eliasberg-Gorman. 1821 JR-10 dimes have been observed to be scarce as a variety and rare in Mint State. This is understandable as Small Date die pairings are limited to JR-8 (R2), JR-9 (R2) and JR-10 (R4-). Small Date 1821 dimes carry a premium over the more common Large Date varieties. GFRC is most pleased to be offering the 1821 JR-10 Eliasberg-Gorman example. Steely fields are toned a light silver gray with bold contrasting interplay of the primary devices. This piece screams eye appeal and originality. As expected for the variety, the obverse strike is hammered while the eagle claws are only 90% detailed on the reverse. Several ancient lines are well hidden on the obverse. Noteworthy for its pedigree and careful long term preservation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval with Eliasberg-Gorman pedigree on the label. The 1821 JR-10 plate coin for the recently published Bust Dime Variety Identification Guide by Zack, Scuderi, and Sherrill.
Capped Bust 10C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
VF35
PCGS
84705799
JR-9
Choice $575 Rare Die 1827 Die Pairing, Rose-Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. What a delight to be handling a rare Capped Bust dime die variety that is fully choice and CAC approved. The Early United States Dimes 1796-1837 die variety tome list the 1827 JR-9 die pairing as R6. Given the age of the reference, I'm sure a few more examples have appeared over the years. Not only is this example a rare die pairing but the surfaces are well preserved with natural rose-gray patina. Fields are entirely unabraded. Pricing this example is difficult and taking my best shot at what the value is. The CDN CAC EF45 price guide point appears reasonable. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
Large 10C
MS63
PCGS
82905839
JR-2
Choice $3850 New July 21! Large 10C, Proof Like, Sharp Reflective Luster, Natural Rose-Gold Toning. An exceptional near-gem example with proof like obverse fields and sharp reflective luster. This 1829 JR-2 specimen screams originality with its uniform rose obverse "skin" along with center gold shades on the reverse. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse suffers from weak neck feathers, an all too common issue for the variety. Mirrored fields exhibit the faintest of chatter under a 10x loupe that is consistent with the certified grade. Large 10C Mint State CAC population is anemic with two at MS63 and seven finer up to the MS66 and MS67 superb gem levels with ten fold pricing premiums. This example is priced at the CAC Guide and fairly valued in today's market. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval with Large 10C listed on the label.
Capped Bust 10C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
MS64
PCGS
35587394
JR-5
Choice $3250 Near Gem Original JR-5 Example, Fully Struck, Rose-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. If an advanced Capped Bust dime collector, then please treat yourself with the purchase of this marvelous 1831 JR-5 dime. A stunningly original near gem with frosty cartwheel luster and naturally toned surfaces. Both sides exhibit light gray-rose centers that are surrounded by thin peripheral gold. Strike is essentially hammered and so pleasing on a closed collar Capped Bust dime. I'm thoroughly impressed with this offering that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted to catch customer attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A wonderful 2019 Summer Baltimore new purchase and new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS66+
NGC
2037607021
F-108a
Gem $4850 Partial Drapery, Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Consignment Buy-Out - New Low Price! Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green/Eric P. Newman. The F-108a Partial Drapery die variety that results from a clash of the E in DIME near the elbow along with heavy reverse die clashing on the right reverse. NGC decided to not list the Partial Drapery designation on the brown EPN label claiming the obverse clash mark was too weak. I discussed this directly with NGC prior to the November 2013 Eric P. Newman sale since the "extra drapery" clash mark is visible but muted by the thick patina. To set the record straight, this high grade mint state example was struck from the partial drapery dies and during the correct die state. This gorgeous example has satiny luster and a hammered strike. Gem surfaces are smooth and covered with thick crusty olive-gray, lilac, and chestnut-brown toning. Housed in the original EPN brown label holder with CAC approval. This piece brought $6756 at the November 2013 auction.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Small Stars
MS62
NGC
5742516010
F-101
Choice $1350 Small Stars, Frosty Luster, Golden Shades, CAC Approval. The 1838 F-101 Small Stars die pairing results in several mint workmanship issues. We start the story with the obverse die being prepared with the half dime star punch. During working die creation, the reverse is obviously doubled in the left wreath and at (O)NE (D)IME. Initial strikes occur with the obverse die cracking at Liberty's head and down through the left field stars. Eventually, a reverse die crack forms at STATE(S OF AMER)ICA. I would occasionally see Small Stars dimes in the 1990s but their appearance frequency has dropped. This new example exhibits typical frosty surfaces with lighter toning. Coloring is natural silver-gray overlaid with faint gold and speckled shades at the periphery. An unquestionably original piece to consider. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC population is 2 in MS62 and 1 at MS63. A value at the offer price.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 1838-O
No Stars
MS64+
PCGS
38000157
F-102
Gem $16000 New July 18! Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. All coins exist on a continuum, and, even among CAC-certified examples, some are nicer than others. This is clearly such an example, with pristine surfaces and delicate obverse rim toning. Shades of blue, gray, and olive are evident as the coin is tilted, and the eye appeal is exceptional. The reverse exhibits faint gold toning underneath scattered flecks of russet and blue-green. Examination under a strong glass reveals only minute ticks. F-102, with obverse die erosion apparent under close inspection. CAC has certified only three pieces at the Gem level. PCGS notes just five coins higher, four at MS65 with a single piece at MS65+. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) Gold Shield holder with CAC approval. Some coins are worth pushing for, and the new owner will be justifiably proud of this premium quality example.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
84741107
F-107
Choice $1285 Choice Original, Classic Gold-Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Very Pleasing. A gorgeous offering that deserves special consideration. This 1839 F-107 Seated dime is very well balanced with notable eye appeal. Undisturbed frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout obverse and reverses. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic copper gold and faint blue patina. Strike is well executed. This is a late die state F-107 example with bold die crack from 12:00 down through Liberty's head and stops at the gown line. Right field stars are also connected with die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the choice original surfaces, attractive grading and old time eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
AU53
PCGS
28715628
F-101
Choice $375 Natural Crusty Gray, Frosty Luster, Perfectly Preserved, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Rascal is back with an impressive 1839 F-101 duplicate Seated dime that warrants attention. Surfaces are covered with natural crusty gray patina. Under the patina are lightly frosted surfaces that still emit ample luster during bright light inspection. This is an unabraded offering that appears to be conservative graded. All F-101 1839 dime are found with the reverse rotated left by about 18 degrees. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28645438
F-105b
Choice $6500 Pie Shaped Shattered Obverse, Vertical Crack Die State, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The F-105b middle die state for the marquee 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse Die variety in F-105c terminal die state. During the F-105b middle die state, the obverse die exhibits a die crack starting at the rim and moving upward in between the 18 digits in the date and then through the right shield, Liberty's midsection, and ending at her shoulder clasp. Stars 8 is boldly repunched and Star 10 to a lesser extent. Significant radial die lines behind Liberty's lower gown are present. The 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse is only known in three distinctly different die states; early with no die crack followed by the middle die state with the vertical crack and of course, the terminal pie shaped die cracks. Originally purchased from Brian Greer during July 2000 as a raw AU and still believe this one is crusty AU. Gray-gold patina covers both sides. Conservative grading and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. The F-105b plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors reference guide. Probably the finest F-105b example known. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
357194005
F-108
Choice $10000 Rare Mint State Grade, Glowing Satiny Luster, Golden Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A special GFRC offering as Mint State 1840-O Liberty Seated dimes infrequently come to market. This F-108 web-book plate coin (The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors) is absolutely choice with glowing satiny luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is a light golden-gray with elevated gold shades at the peripheries. Struck from an eroded die pair and carefully preserved for close to two centuries. CAC has approved six at the MS62 grade, the last "affordable" level as the date's premium quickly expands in higher Mint State grades. The F-108 obverse comes fairly well struck, but will exhibit die erosion around the stars. The reverse is also well struck with a nicely centered Small O mintmark. On the offered example, the reverse die exhibits erosion and die cracks from the rim to AM(ERIC)A. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
MS62
PCGS
2777916
F-106
Gem $2250 Scarce Mint State Grade, Frosty Luster, Golden Patina, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superb 1841 New Orleans dime that has been part of the Gerry Fortin reference collection since early 2001. Silky mint frost radiates consistent luster on both sides. Light gold toning is continuous and thoroughly pleasing. Fields are completely unabraded. Purchased to illustrated the F-106 die pairing within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors, commonly referred to as the "web-book". The reverse exhibits two primary die cracks that easily identify the die. The first is a die crack from wreath through AMER(I)CA to rim , the second is a die crack from wreath to rim below (U)NITED. Yet another Seated dime from a personal collection that has been extremely difficult to part with. CAC population is three at MS62 with no MS63 specimens approved. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
6935835
F-101
Gem $28500 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
24067926

Choice $550 New July 27! Medium O, Typical Frosted Luster, Choice Surfaces, Very Scarce CAC Approved . A choice 1841 New Orleans struck Liberty Seated dime that was dugged out of a dealer wholesale box at the 2021 Summer NH Coin Expo. This F-103 Medium O example is exhibit typical frosted luster that I've grown use to seeing for this date. Surface are well preserved with only a micro-mark on Liberty's forehead that warrants mention. Early New Orleans silver coinage was heavily circulated with few choice survivors for modern day collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Medium O
MS62
PCGS
21593536
F-105
Choice $3500 Rare in Mint State, Incredible Overall Strike, Perfectly Original, CAC Approved. Ex. Birmingham and Newtown Collection. A marvelous 1842-O F-105 Seated dime that is once again back in GFRC inventory. This example original surfaced during 2015 within the Birmingham Collection and was part of the advanced Newtown Collection until being bought out by GFRC after being upgraded. A well balanced Mint State specimen with hammered strike for the F-105 die pairing. The die chip at Liberty's left facing forefinger and the die blog in the right obverse field are the attribution points and bold due to full strike. Natural aquamarine and rose toning is consistent on both sides with blues shades on the reverse. Obverse luster is a bit soft due to the thicker patina while reverse offers frosty luster with mild cartwheels. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 blue label holder (1998-2002) with CAC approval. CAC pop 3 at grade.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Medium O
AU50
PCGS
3298678
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1844 Seated 1844
VF30
PCGS
38299232
F-102
Choice $795 Little Orphan Annie, Thick Crusty Patina, Choice Original Gray, Residual Mint Frost, CAC Approval.. A perfectly original example of the popular 1844 date that is often referred to as the Little Orphan Annie date due to 1930s promotion by Frank C. Ross. This offering is a consummate example of thick crusty natural patina. Under that patina is residual mint frost as seen throughout the reverse legend and within the denomination. Strike is typical for the date which means some weakness at the head, gown line, and throughout the reverse wreath and bow knot. PCGS grading is conservative based on wear alone. The residual mint frost suggests a higher grade. CAC was in agreement and provided green bean approval. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1849O Seated 1849-O
Large O
VF30
NGC
4206292008
F-101b
Original $350 Large O, Late Die State, Original Uniform Light Gray, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection . 1849 New Orleans Large O coinage is notorious for being weakly struck. During later die states with a crack reverse die (F-101b), the obverse is always weak with flat heads and stars being the rule. This example, from the Tenafly Collection, is typical and is undegraded based on wear at the assigned VF30 grade level. This example is a full EF40 if not better, but the TPG will net grade the strike. CAC review resulted in a green bean due to strictly original surfaces and conservative grading. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
VG08
PCGS
37211501
F-102
Choice $695 Shattered Obverse, Popular Top 100 Variety, Natural Gray Toning, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1854 New Orleans struck dimes include the popular shattered obverse variety with a massive die crack that encircles the obverse. Late die examples form a shelf like boundary between the date area and the rim denticles. I like to call this phenomenon, "shelf metal" as the working die has completely broken apart and is floating inside the jig. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection brings a well circulated original specimen with CAC approval. Though the grade is only VG08, the shelf metal at the date and encircling die cracks are bold under a 10x loupe. Reverse devices are also well formed including a high elevated rim. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label presents the attribution as, "Arrows, F-102 Large O".
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
MS64
PCGS
21272615
F-103
Choice $1250 Small Date, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Tannish Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1856 Small Date F-103 web-book plate and in the Fortin Collection since 1990. I really hate to sell this lovely dime as one of the mint state pieces acquired decades ago. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1860 Seated 1860
MS63
PCGS
8424682
F-105
Choice $625 Type 1 Obverse Design, Creamy Luster, Uniform Mint Frost, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Rascal dug deep into his Liberty Seated dime double row slabbed and found this most attractive 1860 dime to sell. The F-105 die pairing with downward sloping date and a well punched 1 digit in the date. This example offers creamy luster from uniform mint bloom across the devices and fields. The majority of 1860 Philadelphia strikes will be found with brilliant frosty luster as is the case here. A variegated gold skin is amplified by GFRC photography to includes green shades. Strike is hammered making this dime a poster child for the Type 1 Obverse With Legend design. The intricate devices details are completely impressed and available for study. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1860 Seated 1860
MS63
PCGS
21215280
F-106
Choice $950 Discovery Piece for Doubled Lips Variety, Doubled Die Obverse, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Cleveland Collection. A choice example of the Doubled Lips variety. Not listed in Greer and first identified via this discovery piece by Fortin after the release of Greer's 1992 Guidebook. Die doubling is visible on the letters within UNITED STATES. Strong doubling can be readily seen on (U)NITED and STA(TES). There is doubling on Liberty's nose and within her lips resulting in the nickname, "Doubled Lips variety". A brilliant frosty example that has been conservative grading by PCGS and housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder. Strike is fully executed while surfaces are essentially unabraded. Strict originality and attractive eye appeal warranted the CAC approval. Fortin Collection purchase back in 1995 and sold into the Cleveland Collection during 2016. A new marketplace opportunity for serious fans of the Liberty Seated dime series.
Seated 10C 1864S Seated 1864-S
VF35
NGC
3274538013
F-101
Choice $725 New July 4! Civil War S Mint, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction! A near-gem at grade 1864 San Francisco strike to consider. Both sides are covered with natural gray patina with slight darker fields on the reverse. Obverse strike is well executed with full letters at STATES OF along with a bold gown line. Only Liberty's hair curls are not fully struck. When first inspecting this strictly original Civil War dime, I thought it was a choice EF piece. What a surprise to see the VF35 assigned grade. Based on my years of studying Liberty Seated dimes, this piece is undegraded due to full clasp and complete gown line. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 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 1871 Seated 1871
MS62
NGC
5742957007

Choice $565 New June 30! Circulation Strike From Proof Dies, Lavendar-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. . 1871 CAC approved Liberty Seated dimes are not often seen with a total stickered population of 20 pieces. Mint State approved examples are downright rate with this offering being the lone MS62 with none at MS63. I could not pass up this choice original specimen for inventory. Struck from dies previous employed for proof strikes. Rich frosty luster is evident on both sides though a bit muted by the thick patina. A lavender-gray skin covers the obverse while the reverse is toned a deep aquamarine-gold. A die crack below the reverse ribbon bow is the key marker for the F-102a die variety. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1873S Seated 1873-S
With Arrows
MS64+
PCGS
25233863
F-101
Gem $5500 New July 18! Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. Liberty exhibits russet shades in the protected areas, while the left obverse field reveals similar toning. A few bits of blue hue complement the coppery color, which is less intense on the reverse. Both sides exhibit moderate cartwheel and the flow lines, which reveal the luster, are clearly unimpeded by hairlines or any other detrimental marks. F-101 with repunching in the 1 and a small, thin mintmark. The PCGS census reports ten pieces finer, while CAC has certified two at MS65 and one at MS67. As with all of the Branch Mint Collection pieces, the technical quality is exceptional and, as usual, this piece is among the finest known examples. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS65
PCGS
18084393
F-103
Gem $700 Excessively Rusted Obverse, Thick Gold and Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - The 1875 F-103 die pairing is easily attributed by an excessively rusted obverse die. This PCGS MS65 example is strict original with gem surfaces. Frosty cartwheel luster is bold and action under a light source. Obverse is toned an even copper gold while the reverse is covered by a thick gray skin. Device details within the GFRC images are limited by the excessive rust on the obverse and the darker reverse toning that provides limited contrast between fields and major devices. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognized the strict originality and luster consistent with the MS65 grade level. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1875S Seated 1875-S
In Wreath
MS65
NGC
2037607050
F-102a
Gem $1775 Above Bow, Shattered Reverse, Finest Known F-102a, Rare Grade, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. By far, the latest due state 1875-S In Wreath F-102a dime that I have seen in a long collecting and research career. This offering is from the historical November 2013 Eric P. Newman sale with typical old sulfur paper envelop toning. Though heavily toned, the surfaces still radiate frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. The reverse die cracks are spectacular with cobweb placement on the left and right wreath devices. GFRC accurate illustrate the coloring and mottled toning. Housed in original 2013 Eric P. Newman brown label holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1876 Seated 1876
Type 2 Reverse
MS65+
PCGS
40950025
F-101a
Gem $1050 Type 2 Reverse, Shattered Reverse Die, Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Osprey Collection. A gem late die state example of the infrequently 1876 Type 2 reverse hub. The F-101 die pairing saw considerable time in the striking presses leading to cracked dies. The obverse develops a die crack through the bottom of date digits with additional die crack proceeding up through Liberty's foot and exits into the rim below AMERIC(A). The Type 2 reverse is shattered with an internal cud forming on the lower right portion of the corn ear. This new GFRC offering is the finest example seen for the late die state. While in this late die state, strikes continue to be bold with excellent head details. Frosty luster and swirling cartwheels dominate during bright light inspection. Surfaces are unabraded as expected for an MS65+ CAC gem. Coloring is accurately illustrated by images. Housed in PCGS Gen 6. 1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
MS64
PCGS
21500338
F-131
Gem $1350 New July 19! Pimple Rusted Dies, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An amazing offering from passionate Seated dime die variety collectors. Buried in the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection until recently, was this gem 1876-CC F-131 dime in an old PCGS Mint State 64 holder. The F-131 die variety is fondly known as the "pimple rusted die" along with the reverse also being severely rusted. For whatever reason, this dime was never listed as the F-131 discovery piece and purchased well before Liz Coggan brought an EF45 example to my attention in 2008. Rust pimples are located throughout Liberty's body on the obverse. Coupled with the rust pimples, the obverse die is in a late die state with heavy metal flow lines from UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to the denticles. This gem example offers brilliant frosted luster and swirling cartwheels. A new offering that will immediately become the F-131 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. I guarantee that the new owner will be more than pleased with a purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS66+
PCGS
42140031
F-110
Gem $4350 New July 19! Superb Gem, Frosted Luster, Fully Struck, Golden-Gray Patina, Shattered Reverse. As a dealer, I see a host of Seated coins with many being subjected to past poor treatments. On occasion, a superb gem with perfectly original surfaces appears. So was the case at Summer FUN 2021 and the purchase of this 1877-CC Type2 F-110 dime. Steely fields and natural reflective luster are initial highlights during bright light inspection. Toning is a combination of silver-gray with peripheral gold plus aquamarine on the obverse. Strike is hammered when considering the die pairing and shattered reverse. What appeals to me the most is the thick natural patina that is semi-transparent to the underlying luster. Trust me on this piece, it is a exceptional example for the grade, else I would not have added to GFRC inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
21700877
F-107
Choice $1425 Type 1 Reverse, Die Scratch Through Neck, Near Gem Orignal Surfaces, Huge Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 die pairing offers many die diagnostics and is straigthforward to attributed. The most obvious diagnostic is a long diagonal die scratch that starts above Liberty's facing left breast and ends under her ear. The top loop of an 8 digit has been misplaced in the base, slightly to the left of the pendant. On this Type I reverse, die doubling within the denomination is significant and is obviously at O(NE) D(IME). This near gem original specimen is fully strike and had huge cartwheel luster under a light source. Both sides are covered with light gold patina. Old time quality that is accurately graded to old time standards. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990 along with CAC approval. The 1877-CC Type 1 F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1878 Seated 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS63
NGC
2037628015
F-110
Choice $750 New June 14! Goregoues Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Massachusetts Collection. From the November 2013 Eric P Newman Collection Sale comes this gorgeous 1878 Seated dime. Iridescent apple-green toning dominates the obverse despite a splash of lilac-red at the center. The reverse is mostly chestnut-gray with aquamarine at the periphery. Bright lighlt inspection exposes underlying frosted luster. A slightly better date in an amazing preservation state. Housed in original EPN brown label NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. This piece can be found in the GFRC Sales Archive (June 2015 for $795).
Seated 10C 1879 Seated 1879
PR64
PCGS
2880022
F-102
Choice HOLD
$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
PF64
NGC
686403003

Choice $995 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Golden Mirrors, Rusted Reverse Die, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Philadelphia Mint's selection of dies for 1880 proof strike was a bit negligent. The F-102 die pairing includes an obverse die with repunched and broken digits in the date along with a rusted reverse. This new offering features sharp golden mirrors, gorgeous ring toning, and a complete strike. This superb example became the 1880 F-102 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. In the web-book, the following description is provided, "Both the second 8 and 0 digits in the date are broken. The 8 digit shows a broken punch at the bottom of the lower loop, while the 0 digit shows signs of a broken punch at 6:00 and 11:00. The second 8 digit is also repunched at the top of the upper loop. There is a die defect on the right upright of the 0 digit. (S)TATES exhibits strong doubling. Reverse B is rusted throughout the wreath and denomination. The die rust is most evident on the denomination." Purchased way back during June 1999 and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1884S Seated 1884-S
AU50
PCGS
30718076
F-105
Choice $375 Iridescent Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1884 San Francisco strike with iridescent patina throughout obverse and reverse. Center rose is surround by aquamarine shades on the obverse while the reverse is pastel green with a thin golden ring at the periphery. Well struck for Type 2 Hub dies. The F-105 die pairing can be attributed by a Small S mintmark is that is boldly punched into the reverse die. Housed in 2014 Gen 5.0 PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
25025400
F-104
Gem $775 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - A gem original example of the F-104 Misplaced Date in Denticles die variety. The top of an extra 8 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the normal 8 digit. This example features brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. Strike is essentially complete with hammered reverse devices but with some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Given that most Type 2 obverse hub strikes are generally weakly struck, this offering is above average. There are no surface abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A recently upgraded example from the Newtown Collection that warrants serious consideration for Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set collectors.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
PR64CAM
PCGS
3758747
F-103
Choice $925 New June 9! Near-Gem Proof, Cameo Designation, Brilliant Mirrors, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Yet another release of the many proof Seated dime in my reference collection. The mintage for the 1886 date is always easy to remember at 886 pieces. How clever huh? Seriously, this dime was purchase at the 2004 August ANA show and was subsequently CAC approved. This is a near-gem example with sharp reflective mirrors and light gold toning. Fields are hairline free which is the basis for the green sticker. The 1886 F-103 proof strike plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS65
PCGS
5765223
F-105
Gem $1100 Repunched 86 Digits, Gem Original, Golden Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, One of the Finest Examples of F-105 Variety, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Repunching of the 86 digits is well defined and easily seen in the images. One of the finest F-105 examples known while assembling the "web-book". Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with dazzling cartwheel effects. A transparent golden skin covers both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval is obviously warranted given the super originality, bold luster and eye appeal. Sold into the Cleveland Collection's Top 100 Variety set several years ago and now back on the market for the next passionate collector.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
AU55
PCGS
10348063
F-110
Choice HOLD
$140
New July 4! Choice Original, Golden-Gray Toning, Unabraded Surfaces. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction! If in the market for an AU Liberty Seated dime as a type coin, this 1887-S might be the right candidate. Unabraded surfaces are covered with a mottled golden-gray patina on both sides. There is ample frost luster that is beyond the assigned grade level. Bright light inspection exposes active cartwheels. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
PF65CAM
PCGS
3622188
F-101
Gem $1650 Gem Original, Mirrored Cameo Fields, Essentially Untoned. Gerry Fortin Collection.. Price Reduction Feburary 2021. A wonderful cameo example with watery mirrors and bold reflections under bright light. Surfaces are untoned except for a very faint layer of localize gold that the camera and image processing have enhanced. Full struck with not blemishes as one would expect with the PF65 assigned grade. PCGS population reports indicates (8) in PF65 Cameo while CAC has only approved (2) in PF65. This is one of the finest available at this grade level. Housed in early PCGS "Series" blue label holder and approved by CAC.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65
NGC
958035003
F-110
Gem $985 Repunched 889, Gem Original, Golden-Aquamarine Patina, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A difficult 1889 Philadelphia die variety with repunching inside the lower loops of 88 and above the tail of the 9 digit. First listed by Fortin. This offering has to be one of the finest examples extant as I've seen few in my collecting career. Gem original surfaces are covered with semi-transparent golden-aquamarine patina. Frosty luster is brilliant with bold cartwheels during bright light viewing. The F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Purchased April 2003 and in the Fortin collection since that time. I really hate to let this one go but all die variety dimes must be eventually sold.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS66
PCGS
25380590
Unlisted
Gem $1100 Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Swirling Frosty Luster, Newtown Collection. A gorgeous mix of russet, aqua, and electric blue shades cover both sides of this gem Seated dime. The date and legend are strongly impressed while the reverse wreath is sharply detailed - even the kernels of corn exhibit clear separation. Swirling, frosty luster booms from both sides, and the effect is mesmerizing. This is a coin you will enjoying viewing for a long time. CAC has certified seven pieces finer, all in MS67. Note, the reverse blemish is on the holder. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
NGC
4189859004
F-108
Choice $295 Misplaced Digits in Lower Shield, Choice Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Accurately Graded. A wonderful crusty original 1890 dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are choice, blemish free and offer considerable luster for the assigned grade. The top loops of a 9 and 0 digits are visible in the lower shield. The extra 9 digit is located between shield lines 4 and 5 while the top loop of the 0 digit is located between shield lines 8 and 9. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval; conservative grading by NGC. A top quality offering and www.seateddimevarieties.com web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 1891
PR64CAM
PCGS
3705077
F-101
Gem $895 Watery Mirrors, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, A True Cameo, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An important offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that is 1891 F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. This offering is a no question proof strike with crisp watery mirrors on both sides. The resulting reflective luster and cartwheels are both substantial and most pleasing. Strike is hammered with all motifs deeply impressed. A true cameo that warranted CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. Purchased during May 2002 and being released back into the marketplace.
Barber 10C 1893 Barber 1893
MS65
PCGS
16938928

Gem $1085 Superb Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Swirling Cartwheels, CAC Approval. Barber dime mintage saw a dramatic reduction during the 1893 production year with most entering circulation rather than being saved as a first year of design issue. The 1893 CAC approved population also shows a sharp decrease from 216 to only 46. This 1893 offering is an obvious gem with rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Obverse toning is mostly olive-gold with some variegated patterns. Reverse toning is exceptional with peripheral gold and lighted shades at the center. The slightest chatter in the right obverse field accounts for the assigned grade though eye appeal is superior. There is a small cud on Liberty's cap near ST(A)TES that will identify the die. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide is presently $1090.
Barber 10C 1894 Barber 1894
MS64
PCGS
38811753

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

Gem $1450 Scarcest Philadephia Date, Gorgeous Toning, Gem Original, CAC Approval. Did you know that volleyball was first called "mintonette" and created during 1895? How about the fact that Philadelphia mintage of Barber dimes dropped below a million strikes that year? The result is a semi-key date with the lowest Philly mintage of the series. This superbly preserved survivor is worth of a gem quality rating. Gorgeous blues and peripheral gold are amplified by crisp frosty luster and dancing cartwheels during bright light inspection. In-hand viewing showcases center rose surrounded by aquamarine, gold, and blues. Fairly priced as the CAC Guide is $1340 and should not last long. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1904S Barber 1904-S
AU58
PCGS
24104152

Choice $1500 New July 21! Very Scace and Challenging CAC Approved, None Finer Through MS64. 1904 San Francisco strikes are scarce due to low mintage and heavy circulation up through the Depression Era. In Mint State, none are CAC approved until the MS64 or better level. The lone three CAC approved AU58s are the only alternatives for those seeking a choice specimen at fair value. This fresh offering is one of the three AU58s with green bean approval. Fields exhibit steely surfaces that are entirely without abrasions. Strike is thoroughly executed on both sides with the reverse being quite impressive in terms of minute wreath details. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Mercury 10C 1916S Mercury 1916-S
MS66
PCGS
37814362

Gem $435 Superb Gem Original, Burnt Gold -Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. A premium first year Merucry dime strike from the San Francisco mint. This superb gem has uniform burnt gold patina on both sides along with underlying frosty luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Old time toning and eye appeal that is unquestionably CAC worth and consistent with what collectors strive to locate. A 2019 Winter Baltimore show new purchase that belongs in an advanced collection.
Mercury 10C 1919 Mercury 1919
Double Die Obverse
AG3
PCGS
38353212

Choice $1975 Double Die Obverse, Rare CAC Approved Offering, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. This 1919 Double Die Obverse offering just happens to be one of the nicest low-grade examples known. The AuburnNY Accordian consignor indicates that a total of 32 examples are presently known with four of those being CAC approved (FR2, this AG3, G04, and VF20). GFRC images accurately represent the well worn surfaces, gray patina, and bold die doubling on GOD and TRUST. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approach. An important offering for those collecting against the CherryPickers guide.
Mercury 10C 1942/41 Mercury 1942/41
AU55
NGC
1820629005

Choice $1450 New June 16! Iconic 1942/41 Overdate, Colorful Toning, Choice Surfaces. How often did many childhood collectors dream of picking a 1942/41 overdate out of circulation or in a junk silver bucket at a local coin shop? I know I did but without luck. This colorfully toned example would be ideal for filling in one of the remaining holes in a complete Mercury dime set. Surfaces feature light wear with intermixed olive, rose, and gold patina. Overall eye appeal is well above average as compared to dipped white frosty pieces. I love my silver coinage to have character and this offering certainly does. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval.
20 Cents
Seated 20C 1875 Seated 1875
EF45
PCGS
82139169
BF-1
Choice HOLD
$600
New June 22! Low Mintage Date, Crusty Gray-Rose Patina, Well Struck, Choice Original. An initial double dime design production mintage of only 36,910 pieces on the East Coast left little chance for commercial acceptance. However, the 1875 date is always popular with present day collectors, along with 1876 Philly strikes, due to low mintages. This example offers crusty gray-rose surfaces that scream originality. There is something to be said for completely unmolested silver with its deep coloring and a CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 20C 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
MS62
PCGS
34249216
BF-2
Choice $2600 New June 29! Ideal Carson City Type, Frosted Luster, Golden-Gray Patina, So Well Preserved. Mint State double dimes are very scarce in today's market, especially the popular 1875 Carson City date since being pursued for both type and date/mintmark sets. This MS62 certified example brings overt natural patina covering lightly frosted surfaces. Bright light inspection exposes a healthy amount of luster and active cartwheels. Golden-gray coloring is continuous on both sides. Strike is quite pleasing with elevated stars and raised LIBERTY. Reverse eagle wing feathers are also nicely detailed. The assigned grade is a function of luster expectations since the surfaces are essentially unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 20C 1875S Seated 1875-S
MS66+
PCGS
30665888
BF-13
Gem $13000 New July 23! For The Finest Seated Type Set, Gem Original, Intense Steely Luster, Gorgeous Toning.. This piece is a stunner under a light, revealing swirling shades of russet, gold, and blue, and it is challenging to recreate this effect with a single image. Active cartwheel accompanies the rich toning and the eye appeal is strong. Surfaces are virtually flawless and close inspection with a glass identifies only the barest ticks. BF-13, with a misplaced digit in the denticles and a filled mintmark, while a few spider-web die cracks are evident in the reverse legend. The excellent Brunner-Frost guide to twenty-cent varieties is freely available at doubledimes.com. The twenty-cent denomination was a short-lived concession to the silver lobby, who had little use for the coin after Morgan dollars went into production in 1878. PCGS notes six pieces in MS67 and one in MS68, while CAC reports only one piece higher, at MS67. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. This piece is an excellent choice for a collector seeking a single piece to exhibit the twenty-cent denomination, and will draw appreciation from even the most advanced numismatists.
25 Cents
Draped Bust 25C 1805 Draped Bust 1805
VG08
NGC
149810002
B-4
Choice HOLD
$700
Well Preserved Early Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Old Album Toning, CAC Approval. An ideal candidate for collectors seeking lower grade early silver type with superior eye appeal. This 1805 Draped bust quarter offers pleasing circulated cameo eye appeal along with rich old album toning. Peripheral blues surround center rose on the obverse while reverse coloring is even gray with embedded gold hues. Just honest wear with only a well hidden mark at A(M)ERICA noted for accuracy. Housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust 25C 1806/5 Draped Bust 1806/5
EF40
PCGS
32733541
B-1
Choice $4450 1806/5, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Uniform Strike. Natural coin gray patina covers both sides of this lovely 1806/5 overdate Drape Bust quarter. This is the only overdate for the series and consistently popular. The prior 5 digit is clearly visible within the oval of the 6 digit and below the lower loop. Bright light review reveals embedded obverse blues that are typical of old paper album storage. Thought not hammered, strike is uniform and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
15741018
B-4
Choice $2250 Excellent Open Collar Type Coin, Antique Gray-Aquamarine, Choice Original Surfaces, Difficult Grade, Well Struck. Collectors seeking an open collar Capped Bust quarter will typically gravitate to the 1818 date. Yes, this date is "common" due to a substantial mintage of 361,174 pieces. When building a type set, the challenge lies in locating choice original examples with eye appeal and attempting to match color and overall eye appeal. This 1818 B-4 strike is a worthy candidate for consideration. Surfaces are perfectly original and are validated with a CAC green bean. Residual steely luster is immediately evident during bright light inspection. Strike is essentially complete with all stars being well rounded and displaying centrils. The only point of strike weakness seen is on the right facing eagle claws. No bad for a Capped Bust quarter and high production rates. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
EF40
PCGS
29351408
B-10 DS3
Choice $1475 Late Die State B-10, Steely Fields, Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection.. A choice original 1818 B-10 Capped Bust quarter that will please the series date collector or those specializing in die varieties. Steely fields retain residual reflective luster after a light source. Toning is a medium gray with embedded gold on the obverse and rose on the reverse. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and quite pleasing. The B-10 variety is easily attributed by a triple denticle below the 1 digit and reverse legend lettering placement with respect to the scroll ends. Die State 3 capture a bold die crack through the 2 digit in the denomination. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. From the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1825/4(2 Capped Bust 1825/4(2
VF30
PCGS
32038514
B-2
Choice $1500 Choice Original, Gray Patina with Golden Highlights, Accurately Graded. A superior example of the 1825/4(2) date that is as choice as one could desire. All 1825 dated Capped Bust quarters (mintage 168,000) were struck during the last month of that year. Erratic supplies of the silver bullion incoming to the Philadelphia mint resulted in unpredictable striking and releases. This surviving example is perfectly original with natural gray patina and embedded golden hues that appear during bright light inspection. I went back and forth between a Choice or Gem quality rating. Choice was selected as there is an ancient micro line on the obverse that can seen with 10x loupe. Otherwise, a Gem quality rating would have been assigned as all other aspects of the coin are superior. A quick check of CoinFacts indicates a reasonable surviving population at the VF30 level but few auction records. This is probably the results of choice examples being closely held in advanced collections or trading directly among collectors. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this piece. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Seated 25C 1842 Seated 1842
Large Date
VG08
PCGS
26467367
Briggs 1-A
Choice $335 Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Bold Rims, GFRC CAC Buyback. A scarce Philadelphia date in any grade and currently underrated as compared to the price guides. Mintage for the 1842 date amounted to only 88,000 pieces with present day low survival rate due to heavy circulation. This choice original example features nothing but honest wear and bold rims on both sides. A medium gray patina validate the strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Large Date
F15
PCGS
33480228

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

Choice $795 Rare Small Date Variety, Cameo Eye Appeal, Aquamarine Blue Fields, Full Rims, Conservatively Graded, Kansas Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - April 2021 - A popular date punch size die variety in the Liberty Seated quarter series. The 1842-O Small Date was recognized as a major variety as early as 1881, when it was catalogued in John Haseltine’s Type Table. During 2007-2008 timeframe, the LSCC membership voted it number 6 on the list of greatest New Orleans Seated coins. This offering brings a unique appearance as compared to others handled. The aquamarine-blue fields nicely frame the rose colored main devices with cameo contrast. Rims are bold and complete with the coin seeing nothing but honest wear followed by extended storage. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Another eye appealing offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
39317837
Briggs 1-B
Choice $985 Choice Original, Above Average Strike, Residual Luster, GFRC CAC Buyback. Original surfaces are the hallmark of this CAC-approved example, hairline-free and smooth for the grade. Mottled areas of deep blue toning grace a medium background of grey, gold, and rose. Residual luster peeks out from the protected areas. Strike is typical, with a few flat stars and a lightly impressed date. Briggs 1-B, with the mintmark to the right and downward sloping date. CAC has approved 31 pieces in all grades combined, with 15 above EF45. Such coins are not easily located, and, if building an XF/AU set, this piece would be an ideal example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
35701955
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1025 New June 30! Very Rare Fully Struck, Rusted Obverse Die, Steely Reflective Luster. There is one consistency concerning 1850 New Orleans Seated quarter coinage; poor strikes. Many were produced from a heavily rusted obverse die that "softens" the devices. Fully struck examples are very rare and will be found with steely or partially mirrored fields. This new GFRC offering brings a much better than average strike and the typical steely fields that are 100% original. Yes, there are always weakly struck and cleaned survivors available in the marketplace. Collectors should exercise patience and strive for the best. This new EF45 offering is fully choice and should please the most selective collector once viewed in hand. A top notch survivor that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with the all important CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
28553692

Choice $795 Scarce New Orleans Issue, Choice Original, Attractive Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Blemish Free. Mintage of only 88,000 strikes with low survival rate. A difficult New Orleans date that is known for less than stellar strikes. The challenge with collecting circulated Liberty Seated quarters is locating choice examples especially when the denomination saw heavy circulation in the deep South. This specimen has to be one of the finest available at the VG grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with just honest wear and a thick layer of gray/rose patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurate with strong five and half letters in LIBERTY showing along with bold rims on both obverse and reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1852O Seated 1852-O
VF20
PCGS
08554397
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1750 New June 10! Rare New Orleans Date, Old Album Toning, Choice Surfaces, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1852 New Orleans struck quarters are nearly always seen with weak obverse strikes and problematic surfaces. The date has a reported mintage of 96,000 and is found with beveled rims for unknown reasons per Briggs. Scarce in grades up to VF and essentially non existent in EF or better. CAC approved population is a tiny 20 examples in all grades. This Saw Mill Run Collection offering features choice surfaces that exhibit classic old paper album toning. Fields and motifs are well preserved and pleasing. Ideal for a circulated Liberty Seated quarter date and mintmark set where CAC green beans are demanded. Housed in Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
MS64
PCGS
37441715
Briggs 1-B
Choice $24000 New July 18! Near-Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. The Arrows and Rays design is a favorite among Seated and type collectors alike, with a distinctive halo of rays framing the reverse eagle. Russet-gray splashes cover the obverse of this conditionally rare example, while the reverse reveals traces of olive shading in the recessed areas. Cartwheels are active and neatly traverse the ring of rays surrounding the eagle. The strike is well-impressed with just a couple soft stars to the right of Liberty. Briggs 1-B with three lines, centered, inside the mintmark. PCGS has certified five pieces in MS64 with a single coin at MS65. At CAC, this piece is the single MS coin certified, an extraordinary situation. Certain branch Mint pieces in the Liberty Seated series simply don't exist in uncirculated condition, or are numbered in the single digits. This piece is a highlight of the Branch Mint Collection sale and demonstrates strong aesthetic appeal in combination with a high degree of originality and condition rarity. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) Gold Shield holder with CAC approval. Previously from the Gardner collection (Heritage 10/2015, lot 98426, realized $17,625, as PCGS MS64) and more recently appearing in Heritage 3/2016, lot 4836 as an NGC MS65 (realized $18,800).
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 1854-O
Crumbled Die
F15
NGC
2089164002

Choice $495 New June 18! Crumbled Die Obverse, Choice Original, GFRC CAC Buyback. The 1854-O crumbled die variety is marked by eroding detail in the date and right arrow. As the die disintegrates, detail becomes less sharp and misshaped. The crooked points in the stars further attest to this effect. The New Orleans Mint was busy this year and likely more concerned about quantity than quality. This example is heavily toned, especially on the reverse, with varied shades of grey on the obverse and reverse hues of gold and blue. Despite the striking issues, this is a premium quality example with no distracting marks or apparent signs of "conservation." Many times rarer than the Huge O die variety of the same year. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
VF20
PCGS
29673395

Choice $925 Rare Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike for Issue, Accurately Graded . Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Full description after the FUN show.
Seated 25C 1855S Seated 1855-S
F12
PCGS
83924485

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

Choice $230 Flag in Gown, Choice Original, GFRC CAC Buyback. Mottled grey shades populate obverse and reverse fields on this better-variety Seated quarter. The color is even and highlighted by silver at the high points while light crust outlines design elements, particularly the reverse shield. Strike is typical, with flat stars, but the feather detail in the eagle is better. The 1856 quarter has a number of misplaced date varieties, which are well documented by Greg Johnson at http://www.seateddimevarieties.com/Quarter_QOM/1856_misplaceddates.htm. This example feature a '5' punched in the gown, most easily identified by a horizontal line extended from the right base of the shield ribbon. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. .
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 1857
MS63
NGC
5850392001

Choice $750 Thick Mint Bloom, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Woodbridge Collection. A wonderfully preserved 1857 Philadelphia strike that offers thick mint frosty on both sides. Surfaces are unabraded with light obverse clashing. There could be a errant digit in the base next to the rightmost gown fold. Strike is typical for the date. CAC population is a meager six pieces at grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
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 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
14255409

Choice $525 With Arrows, Moderate Ebony-Brown Toning, Steely Fields, Choice and Fully Original, White Pine Collection . A no question original 1873 With Arrows strike given the crusty ebony and brown toning. Residual luster has a steely texture and is limited by the thick accumulated "skin". Strike is fully executed other than the lower three stars in the right obverse field. An ideal offering for those who are collecting on the crusty gray side of things as compared to collectors seeking brilliant frosty luster for their AU grade purchases. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. From the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1874S Seated 1874-S
With Arrows
MS66
PCGS
06755583
Briggs 1-A
Gem $6000 New July 18! Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. Luster drips from both sides of premium Gem example, and the slightest tilt quickly reveals the situation, creating instant cartwheel rotation. A gold and olive skin covers both sides, more evenly on the obverse. The strong luster easily penetrates the medium shading and is completely unimpeded as it moves about the surfaces. Briggs 1-A, with an even date and small, squat mintmark. Briggs notes a hoard of this issue that surfaced from a west coast bank in the 1940s, and the population numbers are consistent. PCGS notes 39 pieces in MS66 with just five at the MS67 level. The situation is more competitive at CAC, with nine pieces in MS66 and a single coin at M67. Regardless of where this coin originated, there is no denying the overall "pop" revealed by an initial glance. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. From the Jim O'Neal Collection (Heritage 1/2018, lot 3490, realized $5,520).
Seated 25C 1875S Seated 1875-S
MS63
PCGS
36774659

Choice $1150 Underrated Date, Choice Original, CAC Approval, Woodbridge Collection. The 1875-S Liberty Seated quarter date is another odd fellow that lacks appreciation. Mintage is 680,000 but few are ever seen in circulated grades. Most survivors will be found in Mint State as is the case for this lovely PCGS MS63 CAC offering. Total CAC approved population in all grades is a meager 18 pieces. Why? This date was poorly struck when the San Francisco mint was forced to ramp Liberty Seated dime, quarter and half dollar production in parallel. Liberty Seated dimes are notorious for weak strikes from eroded dies. The quarters are not much better along with having circulated extensively. This lovely example offers brilliant frosty luster and creamy gold toning. The upper obverse is weakly struck with roller lines as made. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. An important duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1887 Seated 1887
MS65
NGC
3229007001
Briggs 1-A
Gem $2975 New June 29! Low Mintage Date, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Brilliant Steely Frosted Luster, CAC Approval. What a joy to be adding this gorgeous 1887 Seated quarter to GFRC inventory. One of only 10,000 minted that has been carefully preserved for well over a century. This is a lustrous piece with superb eye appeal facilitated by unabraded fields. The overall cameo appearance would suffer with marks in the fields. The exact opposite is true as the steely/frosted luster is continuous without interruption during bright light assessment. Dancing cartwheel action is of a high grade. I truly like this example enough to issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. CAC approval is icing on the cake from a financial investment perspective. Unquestionably a circulation strike (Briggs 1-A) given the die scratch in the lower left obverse shield. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1891 Seated 1891
AU58
PCGS
27149000

Choice $325 Near-Gem, Glowing Satiny Luster, CAC Approval, Sooner Collection. This Sooner Collection 1891 Seated quarter offering is NOT just another 1891 dated quarter. When first viewed under a light source, I immediately took note of the glowing satiny luster and active cartwheels. Most 1891 quarters will be seen with frosty luster, but this is not the case here. This specimen was struck from eroded dies leading to heavy radial metal flow lines on both sides. These lines will produce satiny rather than frosty luster. Unabraded surfaces lead me to assigned a near-gem quality rating. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1892O Barber 1892-O
Type 1 Reverse
MS65
PCGS
38529806

Gem $1550 Fresh CAC Approval! Type 1 Reverse, Scarce Grade, Gem Original Surfaces, Swirling Frosty Luster, Gray-Gold Patina. A superb first year of design production at the New Orleans mint. Definitely scarcer than Philadelphia counterpart. This offering is an unquestionable gem and best for collectors who like their Mint State barbers with original coloring. Frosty luster borders on the iridescent when placed under a light source. Swirling cartwheels are most pleasing. A light to medium gray skins covers the obverse with embedded gold towards the rims. Reverse ebony-rose toning and luster is stunning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1913D Barber 1913-D
MS64
PCGS
20592202

Gem HOLD
$965
Gem Eye Candy, Swirling Frosty Luster, Pleasing Obverse Rose Patina, Light Aquamarine-Rose Reverse. . A thoroughly pleasing 1913 Denver struck Barber quarter that will add considerable charm to a Mint State date and mintmark set. Both sides exhibit frosty luster and swirling cartwheels during bright light inspection. A semi-transparent rose patina covers the obverse while the reverse features lighter aquamarine and rose shades. Strike is 99% complete with only the reverse arrow feathers lacking complete definition. A most attractive example that warrants a GFRC Gem Original quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Why settle for a typical frosty white piece when this nicely toned candidate is available.
Barber 25C 1914S Barber 1914-S
F15
PCGS
31792963

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

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

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

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

Choice $2300 Key Date, Soft Satiny Luster, Light Rub, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A Standing Liberty quarter series key date and important offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. This scarce and desirable key date is one of just four dates in the series with a three-figure value in the G-4 column of the Red Book, and among those four are the rare 1916 and 1918/7-S issues. A truly remarkable example that becomes more elusive the farther up the grading scale one searches. Both sides exhibit soft satiny luster with moderate cartwheels. Fields and devices are entirely unabraded. Faint gold coloring has been amplified by GFRC photography. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1924D Standing Liberty 1924-D
MS64
PCGS
27464012

Gem $475 Heavily Frosted, Gem Original, CAC Approval, Oregon Beaver Collection. The challenge with building a 20th century silver date and mintmark set is locating super choice common date examples. With higher availability, patience is necessary to select the "right one" that compliments the set's overall appearance. Take this gorgeous 1924-D strike. I've gone with a gem quality rating due to intense frosty luster and unabraded surfaces. The future owner could acquire this piece for an MS64-MS65 centric set without need for future upgrading. Another top quality offering from the Oregon Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1924D Standing Liberty 1924-D
MS64
PCGS OGH
1607932

Choice $450 Frosty White Luster, Thick Mint Frosty, Super Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. Incredible originality as surfaces are covered with a uniform layer of thick mint frost. The resulting luster just drips on the surfaces. Entirely unabraded with early die state die cracks on both sides. A fully head struck would have garnered a Gem quality rating. So pleasing and housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1928S Standing Liberty 1928-S
MS66
PCGS
15398019

Gem $725 Brilliant Frosty Luster, 90% Full Head, Superb Gem, CAC Approval. A superb gem 1928-S quarter that is guaranteed to please the new owner. Sure, this piece comes at a premium. However, premium coins are few and far between in today's marketplace. Brilliant luster has a frosty texture along with swirling cartwheels. The rich mint bloom is readily evident in the GFRC images, especially on the reverse. Strike is well executed with a 90% full head obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1928S Standing Liberty 1928-S
MS64
PCGS OGH
4759010

Choice $360 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Dirt Validated Originality, CAC Approval. This 1828 San Francisco strike is 100% original with a faint layer of speckled "dirt" throughout the motifs. This "dirt" does not impact the natural brilliant luster from frosted surfaces. Head details are well struck though the shield is missing two lower rivets. Old time grading along with being housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
50 Cents
Draped Bust 50C 1806/5 Draped Bust 1806/5
Large Stars
VF35
PCGS
85764096
O-101
Choice $1750 New June 30! 1806/5, Premium Quality, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, CAC Approval. Draped and Capped Bust overdates have become notably popular and an enticing alternative to collecting all dates. This 1806/5 O-101 is awfully sweet with its gun metal gray-blue toning and pristine surfaces. The blue coloring become apparent during bright light inspection. I've got to go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to the overall eye appeal. This piece has a reasonable strike and natural coloring that every collector strives to locate. The grading is also a bit conservative. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
Choice HOLD
$750
New Images, December 9 2019 Price Reduction, Large Stars, 50/20C, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, CAC Approval. A transition year Turban Head bust half dollar for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with strictly original gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Wear points, that exhibit lighter toning, are nicely showcased by the medium gray fields. Strike is typical for the variety with the reverse being in a late die state. The residual 20 punch under 50 final punch diagnostic is obvious and listed on the PCGS holder. Under bright light the obverse turns to rose gray while the reverse offers blue hues. There is one fully toned over obverse line from Star 1 to the chin. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder and approved by CAC. Price at CDN CAC guide and fair value for the strict originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
Large Stars, 50/20
VF25
PCGS
37518657
O-111a
Gem $3850 Early Bearded Goddess Die State, Gem Original. GFRC Consignor Buyout! Price Reduction. One can best describe this fresh Port Matilda Collection offerings as a handsome example of the Bearded Goddess before she grew a full beard! A thin break connects the chest and chin with heavier residual metal at the chest. An amazingly well preserved O-111a specimen with steely gray patina plus embedded rose hues. In additional to the gem surfaces, the strike is complete with all stars having defined center points. It pained the consignor to let this piece come back to market but an opportunity for astute collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Please note that any faint vertical lines in the GFRC images are on the holder and not the coin.
Capped Bust 50C 1808 Capped Bust 1808
MS63
PCGS
39428288
O-102a
Gem $8250 New June 22! Sparkling Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Fully Struck, Bold O-102a Die Cracks, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection has located an exceptional 1808 O-102a Capped Bust half dollar that will generate much drooling when GFRC attends a coin show. This exceptional gem brings a host of positive attributes starting with sparkling frosted luster that explodes under a bright light. Equally impressive are the swirling cartwheels. Coloring is a faint rose that is denser on the reverse. A full strike further enhances eye appeal. An unquestionable gem that belongs in the finest of collections under construction. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
III Edge
VG08
PCGS
13463648
O-109a
Choice $180 III Edge, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Choice Surfaces, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded. 85% CAC Buyback Offering. GFRC images capture the lovely circulated cameo appearance on this 1809 III Edge O-109a offering. Wear is honest with no significant blemishes. Old album toning is quite attractive. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert. PCGS label reads, "III Edge" coupled with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 1811
Small 8
AU58
PCGS
83518441
O-110
Gem $2750 O-110, Small 8, Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose Centers, Peripheral Sky Blue, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A gem original offering of early half dollar Federal coinage. This 1811 O-110 strike provides expectional eye appeal including satiny cartwheel luster and well balanced rose center coupled with sky blue peripheral toning. Well struck on both sides. In hand viewing is strongly suggested as GFRC images are unable to capture the cartwheel luster. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 1811
Small 8
VF35
PCGS
34564297
O-110
Choice HOLD
$450
New July 31! Small 8, Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Sooner Collection. Just back from CAC with green bean approval and deservedly so! A splendidly preserved 1811 Capped Bust example with a base layer of gun metal gray-blue patina which is further overlaid with peripheral olive shades. Fields are unabraded regardless of the amount of time in circulation. Strike is typical for the date. This early half is so well preserved that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1813 Capped Bust 1813
VF35
PCGS
26233015
O-107
Choice $460 Near-Gem, Challenging Overton Variety, Natural Gray Patina, Old Cedar Collection. A superb 1813 O-107 example with early die state die cracks consistent with the PCGS attribution. Surfaces are 100% original and worthy of the CAC green bean. Overton rates the earlier die state as R4 rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with O-107 attribution on the label.
Capped Bust 50C 1815/2 Capped Bust 1815/2
EF45
PCGS
06698448
O-101
Choice HOLD
$9000
Choice Original, Burrowing Owl Collection. Silver bullion deposits decreased toward the end of the War of 1812, with the result that only a small number of quarters and half dollars were struck in this year. The 1815/2 issue is a key date in both series, and especially so within the half dollars. This exceptionally pleasing survivor exhibits varied shades of silver and grey with deeper patina in the stars and legend. The reverse reveals a few faint hints of russet and lilac hue, but the predominant shading is a natural coin grey. Steely luster is generous for the grade and the overall eye appeal is strong. A compelling combination of originality and rarity. O-101, the only die pair for this low mintage issue, with reverse clash marks as typical for this variety. CAC has certified 79 pieces total with 26 examples higher. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1819/8 Capped Bust 1819/8
Large 9
AU55
PCGS
16300629
O-102
Gem $2150 New June 16! Popular 1819/8 Overdate, Brilliant Steely Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Gem Original. Capped Bust half dollar overdate collecting has become a popular goal among a host of collectors. Demand is increasing with choice and gem examples not lasting long on the GFRC price list. I'm pleased to be offering this gorgeous gem with unabraded steely fields and brilliant luster. Bright light viewing exposes vibrant cartwheel action that will captivate. A complete strike adds to the overall eye appeal. Yes, this piece is priced at a premium to the CAC guide but worth every extra penny to own. Some coins simple scream originality in a powerful manner. This is one of those occasions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC Approval. The Large 9 attribution is on the label.
Capped Bust 50C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
AU53
PCGS
12025220
O-103
Gem HOLD
$1365
New July 22! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Capped Bust 50C 1823 Capped Bust 1823
AU58
PCGS
36267853
O-105
Gem $2835 New July 22! High End AU58, Rich Luster, Iridescent Toning, Port Matilda Collection. A high end 1823 O-105 Capped Bust half that requires in hand inspection to be completely appreciated given the limitations of GFRC images. This is a wicked nice early half with sharp steely luste and iridescent toning. Center rose is encircled by a continous aquamarine ring at the periphery while the rose coloring is dominant on the reverse. Bright light viewing is where the fun is! This piece just lights up with superb coloring as a thin gold arc appears at the rims. What eye candy! Yes, the asking price comes with an eye appeal premium. Coins of this quality sell above the price guides to knowledgeable numismatists. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
Sq Base 2
AU55
NGC
2655550007
O-138
Choice $750 Choice Crusty Original, Accurately Graded. The 1827 Capped Bust date can be both overwhelming and challenging for die variety collecting. O-138 examples, with parallel die lines above Liberty's cap, are rated R4. The BustHalfAddict.com website indicates, "Generally a tougher marriage with MS64 at the head of a small group of MS specimens. AU's are generally tough as well." Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina. I could not find any blemishes to complain about. Please note that the darker surfaces on Liberty's check is crusty toning and not a blemish. Housed in newer NGC holder. CAC approval is fully warranted due to the perfectly natural surfaces.
Capped Bust 50C 1829/7 Capped Bust 1829/7
AU53
PCGS
33535048
O-101a
Choice $950 29/27 Overdate, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Conservative Grading. A popular overdate in the Capped Bust half dollar series that is well represented by this example. Surfaces are fully choice with remaining mint frost surrounding the stars and reverse legend. A light gun metal gray patina covers obverse and reverse and is transparent to the underlying luster. Blemishes are limited to a single fully toned over hairline below star 3 that is mentioned for accuracy. The reverse denomination weakness is typical for the O-101a die pairing and die state. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A lovely Capped Bust half that makes its second appearance on the GFRC price list.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Large Date, Small Letters
EF45
PCGS
20283007
O-107
Choice $275 Choice Original, Old Album Gray and Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. Old time original toning is the highlight of this 1834 Capped Bust half. Gray shades are overlaid on top of a base layer of golden hues that are evident surrounding the obverse stars and reverse legend. A strong strike with entirely blemish free surfaces. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the strict originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58
NGC
1701583012
O-111
Choice $700 Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Golden-Rose Gray Toning, CAC Approval, Nevada Collection. During 1834, the second coinage act changed the silver:gold ratio from 15:1 to 16:1 as gold was overvalued which led to hoarding. Mintages of Capped Bust halves continued to be substantial from twenty-two die pairings. Therefore, this date can be found in all grades. The Nevada Collection specimen is wicked nice and belongs in an advanced collection. Choice fields are mirrored leading to crisp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Coloring is perfectly natural and as I would expect for the issue. A base layer of rose-gray is highlighted by peripheral gold. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert and CAC approval. A fine offering worthy of special consideration.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58
NGC
4928462013
O-113
Choice $875 Small Date, Small Letters Type, Crusty Olive-Gold Gray, Choice Surfaces, Frosty Luster. A gorgeous 1834 O-113 Capped Bust half that presents a thick skin and frosty luster. Most later date halves will be found with brilliant luster after being dipped for the maximum possible TPG grade. Contrast those with this 100% original specimen with natural olive-gold and gray patina. Under a light source, the frosted surfaces display ample amounts of silky luster. Fields are entirely unabraded. If searching for natural coloring on your Capped Bust halves, this offering warrants serious attention. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
Lettered Edge
AU58
NGC
4339921002
O-113a
Gem $1500 New June 22! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Olive-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Obverse Die Cracks, Superb Eye Appeal. The latest client turned consignor arrives with a marvelous 1836 O-113a Capped Bust half to make a resounding impression. I'm so pleased with this initial offering that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is necessary! This is a stunning example that sports an obverse with center olive-gold coloring that is surrounded by peripheral dark blues. The reverse is similarly toned but adds rose shades under a light source. Strike is completely executed on this gem. This is a late die state specimen with bold obverse die cracks. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Reeded Edge
AU58
NGC
2600918007
GR-5
Choice $925 Perfectly Original, Natural Coin Gray Toning, Soft Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. How I enjoy handling unquestionably original early type coins. Case in point is this lovely 1837 GR-5 Reeded Edge half with natural coin gray patina. As a result of the light crusty skin, the frosty luster is a bit muted. The question come down to collector preferences. Some want flashy bright white luster (from a dip) while others are students of natural gray toning. I'm in the latter camp and will continue to offer pieces as this 1837 half. A well struck specimen with peripheral gold mint frost. A typical CAC approve coin that is rewarded for strict originality. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 1840
Reverse of 1839
EF45
PCGS
38188851

Choice HOLD
$510
New July 22! Thick Coin Gray Patina, Near-Gem for Grade, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1840(O) Seated 1840-(O)
Rev 1838
VF30
PCGS
16181728
WB-4
Choice $1350 No Mintmark Reverse of 1838, Choice Gray Surfaces, Saw Mill Run Collection "Duplicates" Sale. Here is a coin to win a bar bet in a numismatically-minded drinking establishment. While ostensibly struck in Philadelphia, with no mintmark, the expert analysis of Bill Bugert and Randy Wiley has demonstrated that this issue actually originated in New Orleans. The coin pairs the 1840-O obverse die 2 with a Bust half reverse die, for which the mintmark appeared on the obverse. Toned in pleasing shades of deep blue, gray, and rose, this example is mark-free for the grade and exhibits superior eye appeal. CAC has approved 26 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder, with holder tag "1840(O) and Reverse of 1838."
Seated 50C 1840(O) Seated 1840-(O)
Reverse of 1838
VF25
PCGS
41636020
WB-12
Choice $1950 New June 28! Rare WB-12 Die Pairing, Medium Letter, Reverse of 1838, Crusty Ebony Gray Patina. Liberty Seated half dollar die variety specialist should take serious note of this 1840(O) WB-12 Medium Letters offering. Unlike the more "available" WB-4 die pairing between a fresh 1840 date obverse and leftover "O" Mint reverse, the WB-12 die pairing sees a progressively cracked reverse with partial die cud at UN(ITED). Bugert has assigned an R6 rarity rating with few known. GFRC is most pleased to be offering this well preserved example that is conservatively graded due to a weak obverse strike. The WB-12 struck examples are consistently seen with partial lower obverse shield details due to a clogged or polished die. I grade this example as full VF30. A thick ebony-gray crust covers both sides while fields are mostly contact mark free. An important opportunity for those who which to own R6 Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1844 Seated 1844
AU58
PCGS
34406491
WB-3
Gem HOLD
$1620
New July 22! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Port Matilda Collection. This original piece has "the look" - light centers framed by iridescent rims. Central device elements are antique silver with gray at the high points, giving way to aqua rings on both sides that are highlighted by occasional plum and rust shades. The eye appeal is compelling, and this coin will attract "strong money." This piece is sharply struck with exceptional detail beneath the reverse shield, the usual problem point for Seated half dollars. A few marks, consistent with the grade, are distributed in the right obverse field. WB-3, with overlapping 8s in the dentils below (1)8(44), and deep clashing in the reverse shield. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1847O Seated 1847-O
MS65+
PCGS
34358140
WB-22
Gem $40000 New July 18! Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. Yet another Gold CAC piece from the Branch Mint Collection, this stone original 1847-O half is the epitome of originality, with antique surfaces graced by medium silver and gray skin. Fields are primarily silver, with smoky gray shades scattered about the rims on both sides. Nearly all star points are present if faint, while the reverse exhibits typical softness in the left claws. Surfaces are near perfectly smooth and a glass will be required to locate the few marks. WB-22, with obvious repunching on the 7, and a diagonal die line from H extending to the rim. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. From the Gene Gardner Collection (Heritage 5/2015, lot 98468, there presented as NGC MS66 CAC, realized $30,550). Prior to Gardner this coin has a pedigree tracing to the early 20th century and including Stickney, Clapp, and Eliasberg. A finer pedigree is hard to imagine, with Eliasberg and Gardner in particular representing the finest ever collections of Seated coinage. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-2020) with embedded hologram.
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 1849
MS62
PCGS
81755106
WB-9
Choice $1600 Ultimate #78 WB-9, Double Date, Choice Original, Newtown Collection. This doubled date piece exhibits digits slightly rotated to the right, with repunching most evident in the 1. Die rust below R in the shield additionally serves to identify the WB-9 variety, while a diagonal die crack connecting the first T and A in STATES is an obvious match with Bugert’s notes on this die marriage. Richly toned, this example features mixed maroon, gold, and bluish-violet patina on both sides. The strike is sharp, with most star centers distinctly impressed and all claw joints separated. Surfaces are original and hairline-free, an important consideration with respect to CAC approval. The CAC population is 46 pieces overall, with 16 examples in MS63 and up. This piece attract considerable bidder interest.
Seated 50C 1850 Seated 1850
EF45
PCGS
81276687

Choice $1600 New June 30! Underrated Philadelphia Date, Steely Reflective Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval. . An underrated date in the Liberty Seated half dollar series due to significant large denomination melting prior to the reduction of silver planchet weight during 1853. Given the profit potential of silver arbitrage from U.S. silver ladened coins, many issues from 1850 through 1852 were exported and melted. This surviving example is well preserved and sufficiently choice for CAC approval. Residual steely luster is consistent with a higher grade. Both sides are toned light gray that is transparent to the underlying luster. Peripheral gold and aquamarine adds to the overall eye appeal. Strike is fully executed and noteworthy. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1856S Seated 1856-S
EF45
PCGS
36932485
WB-3
Choice $2150 New July 22! No Drapery, Late Die State, Frosty Luster, Light Gold Toning, Port Matilda Collection. Second year of San Francisco half dollar production with limited mintage of 211,000 pieces. An important 1856-S WB-3 struck with late die state dies and completely missing drapery. Bill Bugert, in his Register of Liberty Seated half Dollars Varieties Volume I, indicates that some late die state WB-3 example will be found with completely effaced drapery. This is the case with the Port Matilda example but not marked on the PCGS label. Well preserved with sizable amounts of frosted luster. Bright mint frost surrounds the stars and reverse legend. Toning is a light gold with deeper shades at the peripheries. Strike is typical with well defined stars but the reverse devices exhibit weakness at the eagle wings. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1858S Seated 1858-S
VF30
PCGS
20737439

Choice HOLD
$570
New July 22! Low CAC Pops, Gorgeous Olive-Rose, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1859S Seated 1859-S
VF30
PCGS
12539031

Choice HOLD
$375
New July 22! Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Port Matilda Collection. One look at the lovely 1859-S half and it will be love at first sight. No joking here as this Port Matilda offering perfectly preserved with choice original surfaces. Classic gun metal gray patina covers both sides. Fields and devices are free of blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 1866-S
No Motto
VF30
PCGS
14553447
WB-1
Choice $1600 WB-1, Important No Motto Type, Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Late Die State, Accurately Graded . Always in demand as dual 1866 No Motto/Motto design type. The Civil War has ended and Reconstruction period starts with a reference to God on United States larger denomination coinage. Choice and attractive surfaces with classic gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded. Typical strike for the date with bold die clash mark in the lower right reverse shield resulting in the R4 rarity designation. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and classic gray eye appeal. A perfect candidate for a mid grade date and mintmark set without breaking the bank.
Seated 50C 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
VF30
PCGS
28344623
WB-10
Choice HOLD
$485
New July 31! Challenging Date, Mottled Coin Gray Patina, Choice Original, Sooner Collection. I was right! The natural medium olive-gray patina along with conservative grading secured CAC approval for this choice Sooner Collection 1875-CC Seated half. Most dealers would grade this example a full VF35 given that the strike is fully executed on both sides. 1875-CC halves are always in demand when perfectly original and problem free. This newest offering should not last long on the GFRC price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2014-2015) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 1875-S
MS64
PCGS
27440425
WB-7
Gem $1600 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Near-gem, frosty luster underlies a medium skin of swirling blue-green and russet shades, and the effect is exceptionally appealing. The strong strike brings up virtually complete detail in the eagle's feathers, revealing the full intent of the engraver. This may be a "common" date, but the aesthetic appeal of this example is decidedly uncommon. One of the highlights in the Newtown consignment. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder and CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1877S Seated 1877-S
MS65
PCGS
36495212
WB-104
Gem $3250 Gem Original, Thick Frosty Luster, Newtown Collection. A gorgeous gem-graded half with swirling shades of blue and rose, this piece will captivate even the most grizzled coin veteran. Frosty luster booms from both sides, and the eye appeal is exceptional. The strike is full, with sharp stars and most eagle feathers distinct. This is the WB-104 variety, type 2 reverse with closed bud beneath the branch leaves. The next owner will derive substantial enjoyment from this premium quality example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1882 Seated 1882
MS65
PCGS
02490061

Gem $6450 New July 28! Low Mintage Date, Frosted Gem, Completed Strike, Wicked Eye Appeal. Wicked nice eye appeal arrives with this gem 1882 Liberty Seated half. One of the consecutive low mintage dates issued from 1879 through 1890 with only 4,400 struck. So what is this "wicked nice" eye appeal all about? The die condition that produces frosted reflective luster is a combination of uniform micro frost across devices and fields along with still retaining steely polishing. The result is a coin that has a frosted appearance during straight on viewing but issues reflective luster when angled under a bright light. A complete strike and mark free fields are also noted as key ingredients. A wonderful piece and one of many new Summer FUN 2021 purchases. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1893 Barber 1893
PR63CAM
PCGS
27661821

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

Choice $750 Superb Eye Appeal, Lightly Frosty Surfaces, Dancing Cartwheels, CAC Approval. A gorgeous 1893 Barber half with light rose and aquamarine in hand obverse coloring coupled with lightly frosty surfaces. Light gold is predominate on the reverse. Bright light viewing shifts the coloring to reflective pastel shades. A full strike enhances the eye appeal further. A wonderful selection for type or date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 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 1901S Barber 1901-S
MS62
PCGS
39425237

Choice $5350 Only Affordable CAC Approved Mint State Example, Frosty Luster, Complete Strike. A strictly original example of the semi-scarce 1901-S date with sufficient eye appeal to garner CAC approval. Brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels are readily apparent during bright light inspection. Though not readily apparent in the GFRC images, this piece is lightly toned with faint obverse center aquamarine and peripheral gold. Reverse coloring is a light silver-gray. Strike is sharp and complete. Interested clients are guided to the CAC population report to understand this piece's importance. CAC has only approved two pieces in AU58, one at MS62, followed by several at the MS65/MS66 level. This semi-scarce date is brutally difficult to locate at the choice Mint States level as most have been dipped out to enhance luster and grade potential. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 NFC holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1908O Barber 1908-O
AU53
PCGS
20897636

Choice $415 Choice Original, Light Golden Gray Patina, Accurately Graded and CAC Approved. A lovely New Orleans strike with strictly original gold-gray toning. Locating choice Barber halves outside of the common Philadelphia dates will take some searching. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality Barber half dollar offering.
Barber 50C 1908S Barber 1908-S
EF40
NGC
3670641174

Choice $500 Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Residual Luster, Oregon Beaver Collection. This is a lustrous piece for the grade, especially so on the reverse. Remaining luster is frosty and clearly evident as the coin is tilted. Even gray fields host lighter silver devices, all giving way to a bit of olive scattered in the stars and legend. The strike is typical, with the eagle detail merging in several locations. Mintage is less than 2 million, a slightly lower figure within the Barber half series. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1913D Barber 1913-D
AU50
PCGS
25129689

Choice HOLD
$495
Iridescent Light Gold Patina, Near-Gem Example, Oregon Beaver Collection. A silver figure of Liberty gives way to tan and sandy shades, with light crust scattered throughout the stars. The reverse is more evenly toned, exhibiting plum hues over a golden background. Original fields more than justify the CAC approval. The 1913-D represents one of the lowest mintages in the Barber half series, and CAC has approved just 68 examples. This piece is nicer in hand than the images reveal - you will not be disappointed. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1916 Walking Liberty 1916
MS64
PCGS
36663353

Choice HOLD
$1300
New July 28! First Year Issue, Near-Gem, Superb Toning. A classic first year issue date with natural shades of gold, rose, and light aquamarine. Just so pretty with a single ancient bag mark in the lower skirt. A near-gem that sold immediately upon being showcased in the Blog. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 1934
MS66
NGC
183349022

Gem HOLD
$415
1934 Boone Commemorative, Low Mintage, Thick Frosty Luster, Copper-Gold Patina, Superb Gem. The 1934 Boone silver commemorative mintage was limited to 10,007 coins with a high survival rate. This issue is found with frosty to satiny-like luster with excellent eye appeal. Collector challenge is locating an example that they find especially appealing. This lovely specimen captured my attention at the 2019 Winter Baltimore pre-show buying event as so attractive and well struck. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 1936
MS66
PCGS Rattler
2082717

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

Gem $900 Antietam Civil War Battle Commemorative, Superb Gem Original, Old Mint Holder Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1937 Antietam Civil War half dollar commemorative is popular with collectors. The original mintage was 50,028 coins although 32,000 were melted as unsold. Therefore the surviving mintage distributed to collectors is only 18,028. Most surviving examples will grade in the MS63 to MS66 range. This offering is well above average with old mintage holder paper toning that is quite evident on the reverse. Frosty cartwheel luster is brilliant and swirling when viewed under a light source. A superior example that is fairly graded as MS66+ and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 1946
MS66
NGC
167917004

Gem $295 Booker T Washington, Superb Gem Original, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Incredible Preservation State . A magnificent 1946 Booker T. Washinton commemorative housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder to consider. A superb gem example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is covered with rich rose-gold and aquamarine colors while the reverse glows with fiery rose-gold when any light source is added. CAC approval is icing on the cake. For collectors who desire wildly toned coins.
1 Dollar
Draped Bust $1 1798 Draped Bust 1798
EF40
PCGS
34019936
B-28 BB_118
Gem $5650 New July 29! Large Eagle, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Lightly Mirrored Fields. Gem Original. Lightly mirrored fields and circulated cameo eye appeal are the highlights of this gem 1798 Large Eagle dollar. A superbly preserved piece of early Americana with medium gray toning that contains embedded gold shades when view under a bright light. Surfaces are minimally abraded given the amount of time in circulation. Strike is complete with the weak reverse stars being typical of the BB-118 die variety. Speaking of die varieties, this example was struck with a Die State 1 reverse die that is completely devoid of die cracks. Q.D.Bowers, in his Encyclopedia of Early United States Silver Dollars 1794-1804, postulates that "1798 BB-118 is of medium rarity among die varieties of the year. I estimate that 275-400 exist. Most of these are in lower grades through VF although EF pieces are occasionally seen ". Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. A truly special offering for the selective collector.
Draped Bust $1 1798 Draped Bust 1798
VF35
PCGS
29996974
B-8 BB-125
Choice $4000 Pointed 9, 4 Lines, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Moderately crusty gray fields contrast well with the lighter central devices on this 1798 Draped Bust dollar. A later die state BB-125 example with heavy die crack through the olive leaves and through AMERI(C)A. As with many dollars of the late 18th Century, strike uniformity was a casualty of primitive minting presses. This Osprey Collection offering has a bold strike on the right obverse but sees poor stars definition on the left obverse. A common 1798 die variety with Pointed 9 and four shield verticals on the reverse shield. An ideal candidate as a type coin due to lack of any die variety premium. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust $1 1800 Draped Bust 1800
12 Arrows
EF45
PCGS
08575030

Choice $5500 12 Arrows, Crusty Coin Gray, Steely Mirrored Fields, Fantastic Preservation, Osprey Early Dollar Collection. A wonderful divestment by a restless collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Draped Bust $1 1800 Draped Bust 1800
EF40
PCGS
25300298
B-13 BB-193
Choice HOLD
$5600
New July 7! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1842 Seated 1842
AU50
PCGS
13311358

Choice HOLD
$1065
Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Rose Patina, Steely Luster, CAC Approval. 85% CAC Buyback! Actually, choice original Seated dollar with CAC approval can be visually boring. CAC awards those pieces that have expected steely surfaces and natural gray toning. This 1842 offering is so typical of what CAC will approve. Both sides are covered with gun metal gray-rose patina along with some blue hues during bright light inspection. Steely fields offer reflective luster and faint gold highlights at the periphery. Overall a thoroughly pleasing example for a date set. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) retro holder (simulated rattler holder label) with CAC approval. This piece is colored a natural gray during in hand viewing.
Seated $1 1843 Seated 1843
EF40
PCGS
84620702

Choice HOLD
$750
Natural Gray Patina, Old Time Originality, Steely Fields, Choice Surfaces. A natural toned and crusty original 1843 Liberty Seated dollar for fans of unquestionable originality. Steely fields are present on both sides and covered with a thick gray skin. This is how an unmolested early Seated dollar should look and CAC agreed. Well above average eye appeal as compared to most found in TPG holders in the marketplace. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1857 Seated 1857
MS64+
NGC
4626462007

Gem $16750 Near Condition Census Offering, Mirrored Fields, Gem Original Surfaces, Rose-Gray and Teal Toning, Osprey Collection. 1857 dated Seated dollars will be found with two consistent characteristics. Nearly all survivors in EF through Mint State will exhibit proof like surfaces. Secondly, essential all pieces are weakly struck at the head and surrounding stars. A full strike is probably an R7+ rarity. The divestment of the Dan White Liberty Seated Dollar collection has yielded this near condition census example into the market place. This survivor features the expected mirrored fields and a partial strike at the upper obverse. Perfectly preserved surfaces are unabraded and covered with a base layer of semi-transparent rose-gray coupled with mottled teal blue. PCGS population is a single example certified at MS64+ with three better. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1859O Seated 1859-O
MS61
NGC
2594678001

Choice HOLD
$2400
New July 29! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Accurately Grade, CAC Approval. A classic 1859-O Seated dollar that probably originated from U.S. Treasury release during 1961-1964 timeframe. The larger 1859 New Orleans mintage was struck specifically for export to China with many being melted. The Treasury bag release allowed for Mint State survivors to become available along with the subsequent 1860 issue. This example offers brilliant frosted luster and surfaces that are consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated $1 1860 Seated 1860
MS64+
PCGS
40750998

Gem $15500 New August 1! Gem Original, Natural Olive-Rose Gray, Steely Luster, Osprey Collection. The 1860 Liberty Seated dollar date is believed to have been intended primarily for use in the export trade to China. Despite the relatively high 217,000 mintage, worn examples are quite scarce in today's market with Mint State survivors being very scarce. The Osprey Collection is back from the Summer FUN show with a marvelous 1860 gem to consider. Fields offer a crisp steely texture along with glowing reflective luster under a bright light. Coloring is an olive-rose gray with peripheral blues and aquamarine. In hand inspection is necessary to fully appreciate luster and overall eye appeal. Strike is hammered. There is an ancient line on Liberty's mid-section that precludes an MS65 grade per technical standards, but eye appeal is there. CAC approval validates the quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1870CC Seated 1870-CC
F15
PCGS
10730739

Choice $3500 New June 16! Affordable Carson City Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, CAC Approval. Mintage of only 12,462 as the Carson City mint initiated production during 1870. Do GFRC friends understand that the first Carson City Mint coins struck were silver dollars from 1870-dated dies on February 10, 1870? Well, now you do as the quantity struck was 3,747 pieces. 1870-CC dollars have always been popular and affordable for Carson City mint mark type. This well preserved survivor exhibits honestly worn surfaces that are covers by a natural olive-gray patina. Rims and surfaces are free of any distracting abrasions. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1871 Seated 1871
AU53
PCGS
84183148

Gem HOLD
$1200
New July 28! With Motto Type, Superb Eye Appeal, Steely Luster, CAC Approval. A premium example of the With Drapery type that needs little for a description. One look at the GFRC images should grab your attention. The eye appeal is superb with light gray steely fields nicely frame with thin peripheral blue and gold arcs. CAC approval rewards the originality and overall beauty. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Trade $1 1876S Trade 1876-S
MS64+
PCGS
41354572

Gem $5900 New July 29! Remarkable Preservation, Glowing Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Wicked Good Eye Appeal. One must see this amazing 1876-S Trade dollar to appreciate its remarkable preservation state as GFRC images are woefully inadequate. Yes, the Osprey Collection is back with another gem offering. This 1876 San Francisco Trade dollar was likely struck from Nevada mined silver. Most of the five million plus struck found their way to the Orient with few gem survivors. Let's start the description by pointing out that a micro mint frost is uniformly present across devices and fields. This metalized "skin" reflects a frosted sheen and swirling cartwheels. Obverse toning is a pretty light orange surrounded by transparent olive. Faint gold is seen on the reverse. A few micro ticks of no consequence located in the fields. Bottomline? This is a marvelous offering for a highly advanced collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Trade $1 1877 Trade 1877
MS63+
PCGS
20769869
II/II
Choice $1895 Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Champagne-Gold Toning, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Choice Original. A lustrous, softly frosted 1877 Philadelphia strike that is a high end MS63. This Black Point Collection offering displays surprisingly clean surfaces with pleasing champagne-gold toning that shows hints of blue around the peripheries. The peripheral stars are not fully struck, but the central devices are sharp. PCGS MS63+ population is a tiny three pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Type II/II. As reference, CDN CAC guide is $2250 at MS63 grade level.
Trade $1 1877S Trade 1877-S
MS65+
PCGS
34629640

Gem $12000 New July 18! Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. A light gold skin evenly covers the obverse while the reverse reveals original silver color. The 1877-S is a high mintage issue, but the quality here is anything but common. A quick flip in hand reveals substantial cartwheel and the flash is generous. Star centers are sharp and the eagle feathers are completely delineated. A few ticks are scattered on both sides, with no marks of note. Despite the abundant mintage this piece is close to the condition census. CAC reports only eight examples in MS66 and above, while PCGS notes eight pieces at MS65+ and 10 in higher grades. This is clearly a high-end representative of the type, and, while not inexpensive, collectors should keep in mind that there are few bargains in numismatics and that quality usually requires a healthy investment. With MS66 CAC pieces priced at $20,000, this near-MS66 quality piece should draw a strong price. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1889O Morgan 1889-O
MS64+
PCGS
28085850

Choice $1350 Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. While most Morgans exist in ample quantities, condition rarity is a theme that runs through the series. The 1889-O dollar becomes considerably scarce at the gem uncirculated level, and this piece is just on the cusp, a mere half a grade removed, with CAC approval on top of that. The surfaces reveal a classic frosty look with swirling cartwheels. Outside of a few hints of tan at the rims, this piece is untoned. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value for a CAC-approved example is $897 in MS64, and $5,620 in MS65.
Morgan $1 1889S Morgan 1889-S
MS63
PCGS
41877635

Choice $445 Scarce San Francisco Date, Medium Rose-Gray Toning, Old Time Originality. The 1889-S date was once considered the rarest Morgan dollars given its low 700,000 mintage. With time, bags were released from the San Francisco mint resulting in increased availability. This survivor is the opposite of the common dipped frosty pieces that one finds in the market. A natural rose-gray "skin" is consistent on both sides. Bright light review promptly exposes rose and orange hues. Minimally abraded for the assigned grade. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1892CC Morgan 1892-CC
VG08
PCGS
41877638

Gem HOLD
$275
Rare CAC Approved Grade, Gem Surfaces, Gorgeous Peripheral Blues. I can't imagine a more pleasing 1892-CC survivor for the grade. Plum gray coloring is nicely decorates both sides. Bright light inspection reveals a pretty peripheral blue obverse ring. CAC populations for low grade 1892-CC Morgans are tiny. Only one of two approved at the VG08 level. Hurry on this circulated gem. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1894 Morgan 1894
EF40
PCGS
21959391

Choice $1150 Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. With only 110,000 pieces struck, the 1894 is a key coin in the Philadelphia Morgan dollar set. Indeed, this is the lowest business-strike mintage in the entire series, apart from the 1893-S. This example is silver and gray, with tan and slate shades in the protected areas. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $1,060. With uncirculated examples starting north of $3,000 and quickly escalating from there, this is a natural choice for a high-grade Morgan set.
Morgan $1 1898 Morgan 1898
MS64
NGC Fatty
242836019

Gem HOLD
$175
New July 28! Super Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. One of the nicer toner Morgans handled during the past two years. Housed in NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1900S Morgan 1900-S
64+
PCGS
28319762

Choice $1100 Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. Partially mirrored surfaces, so close to fully prooflike, host dancing cartwheels. All coins exist on a continuum, and, even without a DMPL designation, this coin is clearly on the spectrum, exhibiting the characteristic "black and white" look when tilted. Untoned, with the exception of a couple smoky areas at the obverse rim. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $748 in MS64 CAC, and $1,560 in MS65 CAC.
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 1850-D
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU58+
PCGS
34112177

Gem $11950 New July 16! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original, PCGS Pop 1, Rare Dahlonega Issue. 1850 brought the second year of gold dollar strikes at the Dahlonega mint with production amounting to 8,382 pieces. GFRC is incredibly pleased to be offering this gem original AU58+ graded specimen with CAC approval. The 1850-D issue is a rare date and underrated issue. Most survivors will be found at the VF-EF levels. In AU58 and Mint State, this date become very rare. This date is known for below average surface quality and incomplete strikes. Few 1850-D strikes come with above average eye appeal. Now that the baseline has been established, let's discuss this amazing gem offering. Coloring is primary a deep green-gold overlaid with orange-gold shades surrounding the devices. Blood red coloring is also seen on reverse at 9:00. Strike is MUCH better than average with well defined stars and a nearly complete hair curl below the legend. Reverse strike is fully executed and stunning. Overall eye appeal is better than the CoinFacts PCGS MS63 and MS62+ coins. This offering is the sole piece graded AU58+. CAC population is 3 at AU58, 2 at MS62 and a lone MS63. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder. I'm in awe of this little gem and believe you might be when viewed in hand.
Gold G$1 1852-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS63
PCGS
35738613

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

Choice $4950 New June 29! Rare Date, Near-Gem, Old Time Rose-Gold Toning, CAC Approval. A beautifully toned 1853 Dahlonega $1 gold piece with perfectly original rose-copper gold coloration. Mintage is a tiny 6,583 pieces with survivors clustered at the EF through AU grades. This date becomes very rare in Mint State. Strike weakness on the hair curls is typical for the date, as is the case for this specimen. Reverse device are well struck. CAC approved popuation is a meager 16 pieces with this offering the lone AU50 approved. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC apporval.
Gold G$1 1853-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS63
PCGS
13727119

Choice $2150 Ideal Type 1 New Orleans Type Set Candidate, Satiny Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Heavily Worn Dies. 1853 New Orleans strikes are scarce at the choice Mint State level with mintage of 290,000. Choice original surfaces a toned a medium green-gold and well preserved. Satiny luster and active cartwheels are most attractive during bright light inspection. Full struck from heavily eroded dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1853-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU55
NGC
5712042003

Choice HOLD
$485
New July 16! Early New Orleans Issue, Green-Gold Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, Balanced Eye Appeal. A superb 1853-O gold dollar that has been well preserved without abrasions. Surfaces are colored a consistent green-gold and offer residual frosted luster. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this example is a lot of "little gold" for the money. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1857-S
Type 3 Indian Princess
AU55
PCGS
28627479

Choice HOLD
$2250
New June 29! Scarce and Underrated, Tiny Mintage, Orange-Gold Coloring, Frosted Luster, Cac Approval . A rare San Francisco $1 gold date with tiny mintage of 10,000 and low survival rates. This new 1857-S offering is perfectly original with frosted luster and orange-gold coloring. Surfaces are well preserved with faint wear. CAC approved popuation is only 22 pieces with the majority at the AU58 grade level and only three approved in all Mint State grades. Fully choice and pleasing given its underrated status. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1873
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64
PCGS
42173027

Gem $10500 New July 16! Very Rare Closed 3 Variety, Proof Like, Honey-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. The 1873 Closed 3 gold dollar was unknown until discovered by Harry X. Boosel during recent times. One of the rarest coins in any U.S. gold series but continues to be underrated due to lack of publicity. The "Closed 3" essentially looks like an 8 digit without careful scrutiny. The Osprey Collection is back from Summer FUN with an MS64 offering that is also illustrated as a CoinFacts plate coin. Fields are partially mirrored with light die clashing on both sides. Coloring is a uniform honey-gold. Mintage is listed at a tiny 1,800 strikes. CAC population is 3 at MS64 and one finer at MS66. A condition census offering for the serious gold collectors among us. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1874
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64
NGC
233980001

Gem $960 New July 2! Superb Eye Appeal, Brilliant Orange-Gold Luster, Pristine NGC Fatty Holder. Small denomination silver and gold coins typically don't perform well in the thick old Fatty NGC holders due to limited angular lighting within the small cavity. Having said that, this 1874 $1 gold piece comes with so much brilliant gold luster that easily overcomes the old holder limitations. Rich orange-gold coloring and frosted luster are consistent on both sides. Center die bulging is evident on the reverse along with very subtle vertical roller lines as made. A super cool example that is thoroughly pleasing. Housed in pristine NGC Gen 4 (1989-1991) brown label Fatty holder.
Gold G$1 1874
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64
PCGS
84983009

Gem HOLD
$895
New July 16! Ideal for Type, Heavily Frosted, Gem Original, Green-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. 1874 dated old dollars are known to be "common" and ideal for type set builders. A collectors challenged is locating the best possible specimen among those on the market. GFRC is pleased to offer this gem example for consideration. One immediately notes the heavily frosted surfaces and resulting luster. Overall strike is average with the reverse die being rusted. Please acquire this offering if thick gold luster floats your boat. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1880
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS68 Star
NGC
5742685002

Gem $12150 New June 8! Exceptional Gem, Mirrored Fields, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Superb Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. A "top of the ladder" 1880 $1 gold piece with the coveted NGC Star designation is being offered by the Osprey Collection. Hound Dog Dan has done it again. His diligent searching has located a superb gem 1880 gold piece with a tiny mintage of 1,600. Most important is the preservation state. This survivor brings impeccable mirrored fields that emit intense reflective luster. At first glance, one would assume this piece was a proof strike. Few proof strikes are known with a reported mintage of 36 pieces. This Osprey Collection offering is not a proof given lower relief motifs consistent with circulation strikes. Housed in new large font NGC holder with "Star" designation for overall eye appeal. CAC approval further validates the accurate grading at the MS68 level. Price below the CAC guide that currently stands at $12,600. A magnificent offering that belongs in the finest of type sets under construction.
Gold G$10 1852
Liberty
MS61
NGC
3043703009

Choice $6400 New June 18! Rare Mint State Specimen, Orange-Gold Coloring, Frosted Luster, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection has done another marvelous job of locating a rare Mint State 1852 $10 gold piece. Regardless of the 263,106 pieces minted, this date is scarce in all circulated grades. Mint State populations are anemic with MS61/62 specimens being the only options for high end collectors. If adding in CAC approval, the selection option are very limited. GFRC is pleased to be offering a choice example with natural orange-gold patina and minimally abraded surfaces. Frosty luster is promptly evident on both sides during bright light review. A CAC approved example that should not last long on the GFRC price list. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder. Please note that the upper obverse rose shades on GFRC images are due to old holder haze and not reflective of the true coloring in that area.
Gold G$10 1862-S
LIberty
AU55
NGC
5742591038

Choice $31000 $10 U.S. Gold Rarity, Condition Census, Natural Green-Gold, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. One of the top ten rarities in the Liberty $10 gold denomination with a mintage of 12,500. Most known examples are well worn after heavy circulation in western frontier towns. The majority of certified survivors are graded at the VF and EF levels. PCGS price guide estimates 60-80 are known in all grades. The Osprey Collection is back with a condition census example graded AU55 and approved by CAC. Green-gold surfaces are nicely framed by peripheral orange-gold on both sides. Frosty luster is immediately evident during bright light review. Verdigris surrounds the star and date as a further indication of the strict originality. CAC approved population is three at the AU55 level with a lone AU58 rounding out the top tier survivors. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A noteworthy offering for collectors seeking the finest in Civil War era silver and gold coinage.
Gold G$10 1866-S
EF45
PCGS
25064567

Choice $24500 New July 31! No Motto, $10 Gold Rarity, Well Preserved Surfaces, CAC Approval. The highlight of Summer FUN 2021 new purchases is this $10 U.S. gold rarity. Mintage for the 1866-S No Motto date is reported to be 8,500 pieces. PCGS has certified 47 pieces in all grades while CAC has approved 9 example from both grading services. No Mint State example are known. These populations reports are consistent with PCGS Price Guide estimate of 40 to 55 known given the regrades embedded in TPG reports. GFRC is pleased to be offering this well preserved specimen that belongs in an advanced collection. Bright light inspection reveals a base greenish-gold coloring that is overlaid with peripheral orange and rose shades. As made mint frost is still present surrounding stars and the reverse eagle. Undisturbed mint frost within the olive branch and (UNI)TED provides a hint as to this piece's original coloring and beauty. Surfaces are without any significant abrasions. An unquestionable end of Civil War rarity issued prior to the inclusion of IN GOD WE TRUST motto on United States coinage. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1882-CC
Liberty
AU53
NGC
2014039021

Choice HOLD
$9000
New July 31! Tiny Carson City Mintage, Near-Gem, Green-Gold, Steely Reflective Luster, Osprey Collection. 1882 Carson City $10 gold production was limited to only 6,764 strikes. Most certified survivors are found in the EF45 to AU55 grades with few Mint State pieces known. Total CAC approved population stands at 27 examples. The Osprey Collection has located a near-gem specimen with gorgeous steely reflective luster and consistent green-gold coloring. A thin arc of peripheral honey-gold nicely decorates the green-gold centers. Bright light review showcases uninterrupted luster due to the lack of field abrasions. Ample amounts of original mint frost are evident in the protected areas. Overall, a well preserved example that easily warranted CAC approval. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Gold G$10 1894
Liberty
MS61
NGC
124249006

Choice $1325 Attractive Honey-Gold Coloring, Frosted Luster and Cartwheels, Conservative Grading. Yes, the asking price is at a premium to the guides for this gorgeous 1894 $10 eagle. A premium example with honey-gold toning and minimal abrasions at the assigned grade. Surfaces are covered with micro mint frost that results in pleasing luster and cartwheel action. Well above average for the assigned grade. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1899
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
25561630

Gem $2300 New June 22! Gem Original, Honey-Gold Coloring, Thick Mint Bloom, Brilliant Luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Full description forthcoming if not sold at the NH Coin Expo.
Gold G$10 1906
Liberty
MS61
PCGS
41472143

Choice HOLD
$1325
New June 23! Classic Crusty Gold Surfaces, Honey-Gold Patina, Frosted Luster, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. CAC approval was warranted for the attractive 1906 $10 gold piece that borders on the "European Look". Surfaces are covered with a layer of crusty honey-gold patina. Surface abrasions are consistent with the assigned grade. The last of a group of fresh $10 Liberty gold from the AuburnNy Accordian Collection bank box. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Gold G$10 1907
Indian
MS64
PCGS
39554993

Choice $5250 New June 18! No Motto, First Year Design Type, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Gorgeous Yellow-Honey Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. Hound Dog Dan continues to explore his international contacts towards locating premium GFRC inventory. Case in point is this superb 1907 No Motto $10 Indian that will please the most selective collector. A first year No Motto type offering with brilliant frosted luster that glows under a bright light. Cartwheels are excitingly pleasing too. Coloring is a uniform yellow-honey hold with some embedded green shades. Conservative graded with few blemishes. A special offering that is worthy of careful consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1907
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
33635102

Choice $1350 New July 1! Last Year Design Issue, Choice Original, Classic Greenish-Gold, Steely Luster, CAC Approval. A "stately" 1907 $10 Lib with classic green-gold eye appeal. Center green is nicely framed by honey-gold at the peripheries. All devices are well struck and elevated. Brilliant steely luster rounds out the reasons why this piece should be purchased. A last year of design issue for those who might collection on a type basis. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
40800817

Gem $2785 New June 18! Superb $10 Indian Type Candidate, Orange-Gold Coloring, Complete Strike, CAC Approval. Availability of the 1932 $10 Indian date leads to an ideal candidate for high end gold type sets. This gorgeous gem would be a fitting candidate with its brilliant frosted luster, swirling cartwheels, and desirable orange-gold coloring. This gem has been assigned a coveted (+) grade along with CAC approval. A fully validated example that will certainly please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1852
LIberty
MS64
PCGS
40878389

Choice $2250 Near-Gem, Glowing Satiny Luster, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. From a mintage of 1.1 million pieces, the 1852 $2.5 quarter eagle is still a scarce issue at the MS64 grade level with few coins offered finer. A fresh new purchase with offers considerable eye appeal with glowing satiny luster. This near-gem example is sharply detailed with well-preserved peach-gold surfaces. Struck from an eroded obverse die that results in the satiny luster. The reverse die being is less worn and more frosty. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
36755589

Choice $1150 Satiny Luster, Light Greenish-Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, Choice and Well Preserved. Ideal for type given the higher mintage. This 1852 $2.5 quarter eagle offers satiny luster along with active cartwheels. Strike is hammered with all devices fully impressed. Surfaces are unabraded with luster being the dominant factor for the assigned grade. CAC review validated the strict originality and accurate grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$2.5 1855
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
37378618

Choice $1250 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 1889
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34586308

Choice $2200 Near Gem, Thick Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Patina, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Oregon Beaver Collection is back with a large $2.5 quarter eagle gold consignment. One of the important highlights is this frosty near-gem with swirling cartwheels and rich orange-gold patina. Mintage is only 17,600 pieces with a reasonable MS64 pricing premium as compared to "common dates." Strike is deeply impressed on both sides. Fields are unabraded. Overall eye appeal is above average and consistent with tight CAC approval criteria. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering for advanced collectors of the predominately low mintage $2.5 quarter eagle gold denomination.
Gold G$2.5 1901
Liberty
MS66
PCGS
84067336

Gem $1925 New July 1! Ideal G$2.5 Type Selection, Thick Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Honey-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. Beautiful honey-gold coloring graces both sides of this superb gem 1901 $2.5 gold piece. As expected at the certified grade, luster is vibrant with substantial cartwheel action. Delicate mint frost is uniform throughout devices and surfaces resulting in satiny to frosty luster. A hammered strike rounds out the positive attributes. This piece comes at the ideal value piece for a type set collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1903
Liberty
MS66+
NGC
6056841002

Gem $2350 New July 1! Exceptional Gem, Glowing Frosted Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, A Simple Amazing Offering for Type. A magnificent $2.5 Liberty quarter eagle that belongs in an advanced type set or whatever the collecting goal might be. Sparkling frosted luster is thoroughly pleasing with a glowing appearance under a light source. Coloring adds to the delight as background green-gold is layered with rose-orange shades. The combination of multi-color toning and glistening luster will leave some less experienced collectors breathless. Surfaces are essentially unabraded as expected for the certified grade level. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation.
Gold G$2.5 1903
Liberty
MS65
NGC
366293023

Gem $1135 New July 31! Ideal Type Candidate, Brilliant Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, Superb Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1903 $2.5 Liberty gold piece that is ideal for a type set. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation when considering the brilliant luster that explodes during bright light assessment. Cartwheel action is superb and pleasing. Strike is boldly executed. This offering is well balance and attractive as the gem grade level. Priced below the CAC guide. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1904
Liberty
MS66+
PCGS
41791230

Gem $2100 Superb Gem, Intense Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold, Ideal for Advanced Type Set. Handling MS66 and MS67 graded U.S. gold is one of the perks of the GFRC business and an inquisitive collector attitude. Intense luster, as if just mint struck, is the hallmarks of superb gem coins with marks having a technical impact. This new GFRC purchase is unquestionably a frosty original lustrous 66+ specimen with just two ticks away from MS67 certification. Eye appeal is of the higher grade and difficult to describe without in-hand viewing. Coloring is traditional greenish-gold with an intense glow. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS64
PCGS
34010282

Gem $1025 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$2.5 1926
Indian
MS64
PCGS
85169369

Choice HOLD
$1075
Ideal Type Coin, Satiny Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. Later date Philadelphia struck $2.5 Indians are the ideal candidates for a type set. These are regularly available in the market place. A collector's challenge is locating a premium specimen for the grade. At GFRC, we make a specialty of digging out the best possible examples in term of eye appeal and preservation state. This 1926 offering is an example of our efforts. Though only graded MS64, this near gem offers glowing satiny luster and a bold strike. Several miniscule contact marks account for the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1927
Indian
MS64
PCGS
85169371

Choice $1025 Thick Satiny Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. If in the market for a near-gem $2.5 Indian for a type set, this 1927 example would "fit the bill" nicely. A greenish-gold toned example that is well struck with fully defined reverse feathers. Bright light review reveals thick satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels. Buying a choice quarter eagle gold strike is fundamentally a matter of finish preference. These will be found with frosty or satiny luster. This one excels with the latter finish. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1900
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
81864246

Gem $3750 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Scintillating Cartwheels, Gem Original, CAC Approval. A magnificent 1900 Philadelphia struck $20 double eagle with brilliant frosty luster and dancing cartwheels. Overall coloring is a light orange-gold. Strike is hammered with high relief stars and motifs. Abrasions are to an absolute minimum with a few scattered micro-ticks of no consequence at the grade. This new GFRC offering is high on the eye appeal scale and will please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gem 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1900
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
42194228

Gem $3700 New July 31! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, Intricate Strike. A beautiful late date Liberty $20 gold strike with frosted luster and honey-gold coloring. CAC approval rewards the near-gem surfaces and overall eye appeal. Strike is fully executed with intricate reverse devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1904-S
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
39843703

Choice $3425 Better Late San Francisco Date, Near-Gem Surfaces, Superb Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. Micro-textured frosted surfaces are minimally abraded on this near-gem 1904-S $20 double eagle. Brilliant luster originates from both sides. Coloring is classic orange-gold. Strike is complete and perfectly rounds out the eye appeal. Worthy of careful consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1911
St Gaudens
MS63
NGC
189601009

Choice $3250 New July 1! Better Early Date, Natural Orange-Gold Patina, Heavily Frosted. 1911 St. Gaudens strikes fall into the better date category given on 197,200 being produced. CAC population report also illustrates this fact as only 182 pieces have been certified as compared to the "thousand" level for later Philadelphia dates. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this crusty orange-gold specimen that is nicely preserved. Luster is brilliant with swirling cartwheels. Conservatively graded and housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1911-D
St Gaudens
MS65+
PCGS
38151153

Gem $4250 New June 18! Superb Gem, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Exceptional Eye Appeal, . A thoroughly pleasing 1911-D Saint with exceptional eye apppeal. Thick frosty luster explodes from unabraded surface when placed near a light source. Coloring is a light orange-gold. Strike is fully executed including strong details at Liberty's head and surrounding area. Fairly priced given the all important (+) grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1911-D
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
40852387

Choice $2875 New June 18! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval.. CAC approved U.S. gold continues to garner attention and is the fastest growing GFRC product line. Some collectors have decided to diversify their portfolios with physical holdings. Multiple options are available from straight bullion to CAC approved collector gold. The latter has become increasingly popular due to assurance of quality and marketability. Case in point is this superb 1911 Denver struck Saint with rich mint bloom resulting in thick frosted luster that screams originality. Classic light orange-gold coloring also contains some embedded greens during bright light review. A near-gem that warrants close consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1915-S
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
38055316

Choice $2975 New June 18! Near-Gem, Fantastic Eye Appeal, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Frosted Luster and Cartwheels. The latest GFRC U.S gold cavalcade includes this near-gem 1915 San Francisco strike. Bright light eye appeal is captivating with the piece difficult to put down. Honey-gold coloring is accentuated by rich frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels. This piece is essentially unabraded and conservatively grade. CAC approval validates the obvious originality and overall eye appeal. Guaranteed to please. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Gold G$20 1922
St Gaudens
MS62
NGC
400390020

Choice $2450 Brilliant Green-Gold Luster, Choice Surfaces, Pristine NGC Gen 4.0 Fatty Holder. A thoroughly pleasing 1922 $20 Saint Gaudens offering that is encased in NGC Gen 4.0 Fatty holder along with CAC approval. Every aspect of this double eagle is top shelf. Green-gold brilliant frosty luster is accentuated when viewed under a light source. Eye appeal is superb since grade limiting marks are well hidden in contoured device surfaces and not seen in the fields. First glance inspection immediately suggests a higher grade. The early NGC holder has also been well preserved with no chipped edges and a full reverse hologram. CAC approval validates the originality and well preserved surfaces. This offering belongs in a box of 20 collection for eye appeal rather than rarity. Please be aware that CAC premiums and bullion content continue to increase the price of $20 double eagles.
Gold G$3 1854-O
Princess
EF45
PCGS
35412582

Choice $3850 New June 11! Sole New Orleans $3 Issue, Choice Surfaces, Classic Green-Gold Coloring. 1854 saw the introduction of the $3 gold denomination at three of the four active mints of that period. A strategy to strike the new denomination at the Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Dahlonega mint covered the territorial U.S. during that timeframe. The New Orleans mint ceased production in 1854. Was this due to lack of acceptance by the southern population? This CAC approved survivor is one of 24,000 struck. Surfaces are 100% original with natural deep green-gold coloration coupled with peripheral light orange-gold. One has to look long and hard to locate a blemish on this near-gem example. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$3 1872
Princess
AU55
PCGS
80809432

Gem $4250 Low Mintage Date, Gem Original. Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Black Point Collection. The $3 Princess gold series has amazingly low mintage dates and is still relatively offerable. All dates from 1863 through 1873 have mintages of 5,000 or less. $3 Princess pieces were commonly used for jewelry leading to low survival rates in choice condition. This 1872 dated Princess has a mintage of 2,000 pieces with PCGS populatio of 25 at the AU55 grade level. Most CAC examples will be at the AU55 and AU58 grade levels. A gem example with mirrored fields and gorgeous copper gold patina. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Faint die polish lines can be seen on the reverse under bright light. Housed in Gen 6.0 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1802/1
Draped Bust
AU58
NGC
652843001

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

Choice $1560 Dirty Green-Gold Patina, Choice Preservation, CAC Approval. An unquestionably original 1836 Classic Head $5 half eagle with a crusty or "dirty" gold appearance. Evenly worn with minimal contact marks. GFRC images accurately capture the natural coloring and preservation stage. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion for this lovely piece. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1839
Liberty
VF30
PCGS
82244698

Choice HOLD
$1400
New July 22! First Year Design Type, Copper-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Port Matilda Collection. An important first year design offering that has been well preserved consistent with CAC approval standards. David Akers writes the following concerning the 1839 $5 gold issue, "This is the first year of the new type design by Christian Gobrecht. Although not especially rare in lower grades, it is nevertheless much more rare in all grades than any of the Philadelphia Mint coins of the previous type (Classic Head) except the 1834 Crosslet 4. This new GFRC offering is strictly original with classic copper-gold patina seen on unmolested circulated gold. Fields are free of any substantial abrasions. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1848-D
Liberty
EF40
PCGS
32930336

Choice $4025 New July 26! Choice Dahlonega $5 Gold, Russet-Gold Coloring, Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. 1848 Dahlonega $5 gold is one of those undervalued issues that infrequently appears on the market. Mintage is only 47,465 with low survival rate. Most certified survivors are found in the EF40 to AU50 grade range while the date proves to be a rarity in Mint State. Total CAC approved population is only 26 pieces. The Port Matilda Collection is releasing a sweet CAC approved example with copper-gold coloring along with hints of rose at the peripheries. Strike is complete and uniform with all devices evenly defined. Unabraded surfaces round out the positive attributes. Dahlonega gold continues to flourish in today's inflationary market. This offering warrants serious consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1852-D
Liberty
AU55
NGC
1845692001

Choice $5600 New July 31! Difficult Grade, Green-Gold Coloring, Ideal Dahlonega Type, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with an 1852 Dahlonega $5 that should garner the attention of U.S. gold specialists. Mintage is 91,564 with most survivors clustered in the EF40 though AU53 grade range. PCGS certified population drops off quickly starting at AU55 with only eight Mint State pieces recorded. CAC approved populations follow the same pattern with only three Mint State pieces approved. This AU55 example features deep green-gold coloring with residual mint frost in the protected areas. Strike is typical of the issue with weakly struck borders and stars. Surfaces are lightly abraded, again consistent with reported observations by noted gold specialist, Doug Winter. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval. Please note this piece has an angular position in the NGC holder with the obverse top leaning forward and the bottom date being angled back. This angular position impacts photography and resulting images. The holder also has a vertical plastic haze strip on the lower reverse.
Gold G$5 1880-CC
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
41666354

Choice $6750 Scarce Carson City Date, Low Mintage, Frosted Luster, Bold Strike. 1880 was a notable year with the first electric street installed in Wabash, Indiana. Construction of the Panama canal was initiated. Back at the Carson City Mint, silver dollars were flowing off the presses. A tiny number of $5 gold pieces were struck that year to the tune of 51,000 pieces. GFRC is pleased to be offering an choice survivor with greenish-gold coloring and frosted surfaces. Strike is well executed with some peripheral die erosion on the reverse. A rare date that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1880-CC
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
41666048

Choice $6750 High Demand Grade, Steely Fields, Honey-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. Students of the $5 U.S. Liberty gold series will recognize the rarity of the 1880-CC date when choice. Not a single piece has been CAC approved at the Mint State level. Collectors must settle for green bean stickered AU55-AU58 examples as the only alternative. The Osprey Collection is back with a fully choice PCGS AU55 CAC offering that sports pleasing honey-gold coloring and steely fields. This is a minimally abraded piece for the grade and should garner quick attention. Strike is complete with light wear on the highest points. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval,
Gold G$5 1881
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
39615137

Choice $950 Glowing Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Type Set Candidate. CAC gold continues to be in high demand. Luckily, Hound Dog Dan is able to locate choice gold with excellent eye. This 1881 $5 half eagle offers glowing frosty luster and swirling cartwheels from orange-gold toned surfaces. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1886
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
60159703

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

Choice $1185 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Light Rose-Gold Coloring, Completed Strike, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. Part of a small hoard recently purchased by GFRC. This 1893 $5 gold piece offers rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is light rose-gold. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
6088561032

Choice $1185 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Completed Strike, Rose-Gold Coloring, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. Part of a small hoard recently purchased by GFRC. This 1893 $5 gold piece offers rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is light rose-gold. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
6088561136

Choice $1185 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Completed Strike, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. Part of a small hoard recently purchased by GFRC. This 1893 $5 gold piece offers rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is light orange-gold with hints of rose. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
6088561157

Choice $1185 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Completed Strike, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. Part of a small hoard recently purchased by GFRC. This 1893 $5 gold piece offers rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is light orange-gold with hints of rose. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1897
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
39615139

Choice HOLD
$1300
Gorgeous Honey-Gold Coloring, Frosted Luster, Well Preserved. Infrequently seen honey-gold coloring showcases this beautiful 1897 $5 half eagle. This new GFRC offerings screams natural eye appeal. Fully struck with bold devices. Bright light inspection reveals textured frosty luster than some might see as being satiny. Mint frost is seen in the fields and with the motifs. CAC approval was certainly warranted for this near-gem. If building a type set, this piece will challenge your future collecting skills given the special honey-gold shades. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
41437376

Choice $1325 New July 31! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, Complete Strike, Ex. Fairmont Collection. A near-gem final year of Liberty $5 gold issue that sports brilliant frosted luster along with honey-gold coloring. Surfaces are extremely well preserved with a few obverse micro ticks that preclude full gem status. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade as we've come to expect from the Fairmont Collection pedigree. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval. PCGS label states the Fairmont Collection pedigree.
Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
81886508

Choice $875 New July 2! Greenish and Orange-Gold, Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval, Retro Old Green Holder. A charming 1907 Liberty $5 gold piece with multi-color gold presentation. Bright light inspection reveals a base layer of green-gold that is overlaid with fine transparent layer of orange patina. Frosted luster is brilliant and delightful. Strike is complete. Accurately graded with popular (+) designation and housed in PCGS 6.0 holder with retro 30th Anniversary old green label. CAC approval validates the originality.
Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS64
NGC
2565794006

Choice $2350 Perfect Type Coin, Dazzling Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Near-Gem. 1909 Denver $5 gold was produced in sufficient quantities to enable type coin status. The challenge facing type collectors is locating examples with the higher possible eye appeal. This splendid offering should be considered due to dazzling satiny luster than approaches metallic properties. Waves of luster shimmer across the surfaces under a light source. Coloring is classic orange-gold with embedded copper shades. Blemishes are to a minimum. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1916-S
Indian
MS63
PCGS OGH
4882888

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