CAC Certified Coins

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

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

There are 319 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 6, 2020

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

Choice $700 New March 3! 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 1852 Early Copper 1852
MS64+BN
NGC
3607443002

Gem $535 Gem Original, Perfect Planchet, Uniform Chocolate Brown, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Even as a non copper collector, I can still appreciate a thoroughly gem original large cent when one arrives at the GFRC office. Chocolate brown patina is uniform while the strike is crisply executed. Planchet is problem free. Satiny luster is evident under the thick patina. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval validates what my eyes see....strict originality and eye appeal. Yet another gem offering from the Santa Fe Collection to consider.
Indian 1C 1861 Indian 1861
MS66+
PCGS
35365220

Gem $4195 Registry Set Candidate, High-End Premium Gem, PCGS Plus Designation, CAC Approval, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection is back with a divested high-end premium 1861 copper-nickel gem Indian cent for your consideration. This superb gem specimen is fully struck and offers amazingly luster. Radiant orange-tan surfaces display swirling luster cartwheels under a light source. Surfaces are wholly unabraded as expected for this grade level, without any annoying spots that are often on this metallurgy. An outstanding strike delivers full feather vanes and sharpness on the headdress feather tips. This coin is among the finest of more than 10 million pieces minted. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval and ready for inclusion into a top level registry set under construction.
Indian 1C 1892 Indian 1892
AU58
PCGS
20513257

Choice $45 New March 12! Choice Original, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A lovely CAC approved 1892 Indian cent. Priced at the cost to have the cent holdered and approved by CAC. GFRC images accurately capture toning and surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1896 Indian 1896
64BN
PCGS
35345631

Choice $130 New March 15! Darker Red-Brown, Near-Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheels, Port Matilda Collection. Worthy of a near-Gem Original quality rating. Surfaces are toned a darker red-brown. Bright light viewing brings about soft reds as the patina melts away. A fully struck example and most pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. From the Port Matilda Collection.
Indian 1C 1902 Indian 1902
63RB
PCGS
3868879

Gem $265 Lone 1902 Indian Gold CAC, Perfect Red-Brown Coloring, Bold Strike, Port Matilda Collection. How I love the brownish-red coloring on this 1902 Indian cent from the Port Matilda collection. Strike is big and bold with supporting frosty luster. If one carefully checks the CAC population reports, you will discover this piece to be the only 1902 Indian cent in a GOLD CAC holder. A lovely gem that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Gold CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1902 Indian 1902
AU58
PCGS
37308524

Choice HOLD
$32
New March 12! Choice Original, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A lovely CAC approved 1902 Indian cent. Priced at the cost to have the cent holdered and approved by CAC. GFRC images accurately capture toning and surfaces.Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
5 Cents
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
MS64+
NGC
4631859010
LM-13.1
Gem $2000 Pure Capped Bust Half Dime Eye Candy, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Muti-Color Patina, Gem Original Surfaces, Osprey Collection. An exceptional first year 1829 strike from the LM-13.1 die pairing. Eye candy is the best approach to describe the vivid gold-orange, rose, blues, violets and pink shades on this lovely gem. Brilliant frosty luster is equally impressive during bright light viewing. Let's also mention that both sides are deeply impressed with full devices. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A splendid offering from the Osprey Collection that was carefully hand picked at the 2019 Summer FUN show. Worthy of the finest Capped Bust Half Dime collections.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 1830
MS63
PCGS
5787138
LM-13
Gem $1800 Gem Original, Golden Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Undergraded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. What a lovely little gem Capped Bust half dime and better die variety! This 1830 LM-13 is easily attributed by the long obverse die crack from star 6 through the cap and back to right rim between starts 8 and 9. A gorgeous mint state example with vibrant frosty luster that is most pleasing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC GOLD approval validates the current undergraded status as there is no question this piece is full MS64 or better. Again a no question gem original offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection that will please the most selective advanced collector. If you like the images, then the coin in hand will be that much better.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 1830
AU55
PCGS
24997106
LM-7
Choice $345 New February 16! LM-7, Crusty Antique Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval, Thinning The Herd Collection. A perfectly original 1830 LM-7 Capped Bust half dime for consideration. Surfaces are covered with a crusty antique gray patina that still allows the remaining frosty luster to radiate during bright light inspection. A fully struck example as are all the offerings from the Thinning The Herd Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. LM-7 attribution is on the label.
Capped Bust 5C 1833 Capped Bust 1833
AU55
PCGS
34377560
LM-1
Choice $335 Mirrored Surfaces, Thick Crusty Golden-Gray Patina, Crisp Reflective Luster, CAC Approval. An impressive 1833 LM-1 Capped Bust half dime is that poorly presented by GFRC images. This offering has mirrored surfaces covered with thick golden-gray toning. Regardless of the toning, the fields are crisply reflective under a light source. Reverse has ebony highlight on the eagle. Strike is fully executed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
AU55
PCGS
26869912
LM-2
Choice $335 New February 17! LM-2, Hammered Strike, Frosty Luster, Near-Gem Original, Thinning The Herd Collection. I really like this 1834 LM-2 Capped Bust half dime from the Thinning The Herd Collection. Why? The strike is absolutely hammered with every device detail deeply impressed into the planchet. Surfaces are choice and without abrasions. Frosty luster in consistent on both sides. A near-gem offering that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Small 5C
VF35
PCGS
19566708
LM-4
Choice $375 New February 16! LM-4, R3 Rarity, Golden Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Thinning The Herd Collection. Probably as nice as one could expect for a VF35 graded Capped Bust half dime! This lovely 1837 LM-4 strike still retains some satiny luster during bright light inspection. A uniform golden-gray patina covers both sides. Wear is concentrated on the curls and upper reverse wings. An absolutely choice offerings that warranted its CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A special duplicate Capped Bust half dime die variety from the Thinning The Herd Collection.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
MS65
PCGS
6593039
V-10b
$2750 FS-901, Reverse Die Spalling, Finest Graded, Gem Original Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. An incredible 1838 V-10 Seated gem half dime in mint state condition with heavy reverse die spalling. Listed as FS-901 in the Cherrypickers Guide. PCGS has graded several with this example being the finest known and COINFACTS plate coin. The V-10 die variety features ongoing degradation of the reverse die steel until the area between right wreath and AMERICA is completely disintegrated leaving behind a bubbled surface texture that accurately transfers to struck coins. This gem MS65 example is fully struck with complete head details and all star centrils crisp. The reverse is also hammered. Surfaces are pristine and entirely unabraded. A rich gun metal blue patina covers the obverse while the reverse has center rose. Frosty luster is brilliant and nearly blinding during bright light viewing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label reads, "No Drapery FS-901, Rusted Rev Die." Pricing the 1838 V-10 die variety is challenging as there are few comparable examples. The consignor and GFRC have sent the asking price based on the last V-10 example sold on eBay during 2018. That example was graded only MS63.
Seated 5C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
AU53
PCGS
32912384

Choice $375 Choice Original, Thick Crusty Golden-Gray Patina, Completely Struck, CAC Approval, Titan Collection. 1839 No Drapery Liberty Seated half dime are an ideal candidate for type set collecting. The Titan Collection Is back with a completely unmolested example that is truly special. Surfaces have grown a thick crusty patina with gray centers and golden peripheries. The reverse skin is so thick that it might just peel off! Strike is complete executed with bold devices on both sides If would be difficult to find a more crusty original specimen which still showcases its golden residual luster under a light source. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1840 Seated 1840
Drapery
MS63
PCGS
38192482

Choice $985 New February 14! Drapery, Light Golden Silver-Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. The finest 1840 Drapery Liberty Seated half dime handled by GFRC to date! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly as pre-dinner scotch time has arrived.
Seated 5C 1842 Seated 1842
AU58
PCGS
21684672

Choice $295 New March 19! Superb Eye Appeal, Rich Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. A superb 1842 Seated half dime for those assembling AU58 CAC type or date/mintmark sets. Brilliant frosty luster and a complete strike combine for a pleasing viewing experience. Light pastel aquamarine and rose decorate the obverse while faint rose can be seen on the reverse. Rub on the highest wear points is minimal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 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 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS64+
NGC
3703008004

Gem $685 New March 3! 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 1855 Seated 1855
With Arrows
AU58
PCGS OGH
3295297

Choice $195 New March 27! Better With Arrows Date, Crusty Patina, Satiny Luster, Complete Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. Whether it is Seated half dime or dimes, the 1855 With Arrows date is always more difficult to locate than earlier 1853 and 1854 counterparts. Twin Lakes is back with a CAC approved duplicate that is housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder. This choice example was struck from eroded and clashed dies. Strike is complete though the obverse date area has "orange peel" background texture due to die erosion. Bright light inspection reveals considerable satiny luster.
Seated 5C 1855O Seated 1855-O
AU53
PCGS
38192460

Choice $425 New March 19! With Arrows Type, Scarce Date, Near-Gem, Brownish Gold Patina, CAC Approval . I'll let you in on a well kept secret… The 1855-O Seated half dime is very underrated, especially with CAC approval. Total CAC population is ALL grades is a scant sixteen pieces with price guide values being understated. GFRC is pleased to be offering a strictly original AU53 example that is CAC Pop 1 for the grade. This near-gem has two "faces". In hand viewing showcases a consistent brownish-gold coloring that has crusty characteristics. That all changes with a bright light as coloring transitions to pretty center rose and peripheral blues arising from partially mirrored fields. Reflective luster enhances the bright light coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1856 Seated 1856
MS64
PCGS
13806802

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

Gem $700 New March 22! PQ Colors! Ideal Type Candidate, Pastel Rainbow Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. Few words are needed to describe this gem 1858-O half dime. Brilliant frosty luster amplifies the gorgeous toning into a stellar viewing experinece. Swirling cartwheels tickle the eyes. If wishing to own some show n' tell eye candy, why don't you JUST BUY IT NOW. I did when adding to inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1862 Seated 1862
MS67
PCGS
25259973

Gem $1700 New March 19! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original Surfaces, Mirrored Fields, Heavily Clashed Dies, CAC Approval. An exceptional 1862 Seated half dime that is a type coin candidate for a top registry set. This offering is a case study of the optimum balance between strict originality, hammered strike, and superb eye appeal. Let's start with originality. Fields are sharply mirrored while the primary devices are covered with granular mint frost. Reflective luster is brilliant and consistent with many proofs of this denomination. However, this piece is unquestionably a circulation strike due to pronounced die clashing on both sides. Fields are heavily striated from excessive die polishing. Strike is absolutely hammered with deep clash marks on the obverse and to a lessor extent on the reverse. Light rose and peripheral blues decorate the surfaces. As expected at this grade level, fields are entirely unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1871 Seated 1871
MS64
PCGS
0976708

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

Gem $695 Gem Original, Gorgeous Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Aquamarine and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Seated Appalachian Collection. An absolutely gorgeous 1873 San Francisco struck Seated half dime with brilliant satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels. Bright light viewing is where all the fun is! Mottled toning covers both sides with pastel aquamarine, blue and gold being predominant on the obverse. A light rose-gold reverse center is surrounded with peripheral teal. GFRC images are woefully inadequate in capturing the satiny luster seen during bright light inspection. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A great new offering from the Seated Appalachian Collection.
Buffalo 5C 1913S Buffalo 1913-S
Type 2
AU55
PCGS
13456440

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

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

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

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

Gem $285 Brilliant Chrome Luster, Active Cartwheels, Golden Coloring, Pleasing Eye Appeal, CAC Appoval. A wonderful gem 1931-S Buffalo nickel with exceptional chrome colored mint bloom. The GFRC images exactly portray this coin's beauty. Perfect for a type set or date and mintmark set. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 2000 timeframe. CAC approval.
10 Cents
Draped Bust 10C 1805 Draped Bust 1805
F15
PCGS
12766373
JR-1
Choice $2450 5 Berries, Near-Gem Original, Medal Turn Rotated Reverse, CAC Approval, Port Matilda Collection. A spectacular Draped Bust dime for the grade, with natural medium gray surfaces accented by rose, gold, and blue toning. Surfaces have a few ancient abrasions that are entirely consistent with the grade.The coin was last sold at auction during 2008 at the Summer Baltimore Heritage Signature sale. It as described as: "1805 10C 5 Berries Fine 15 PCGS. CAC. JR-1, R.3. Medal turn alignment; the reverse is rotated nearly 180 degrees from normal. The obverse is perfect. The reverse has a crack through the base of ICA, across the branch and tail feathers, to the arrows. A second heavier crack (or die rust) extends from the end of the branch to the border. Potentially condition census and may be the finest known example with medal turn alignment." Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. GFRC images are 100% accurate as to coloring and superior to those of the 2008 Heritage listing. Yet another special offering from the eclectic Port Matilda Collection
Capped Bust 10C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
Large Date
MS63
PCGS
37189224
JR-3
Gem $3000 New March 5! 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 1814 Capped Bust 1814
STATESOF
VG08
PCGS
81785787
JR-5
Choice $625 STATESOF, Choice Original, Gray Field, Circulated Cameo Appearance, Accurately Graded. A lovely example of the popular 1814 JR-5 STATESOF die variety with old time gray-rose patina and circulated cameo eye appeal. Gray-rose centers are also nicely framed by ebony surrounding stars and legend. It would be difficult to imagine a nice example at the VG08 grade level. Obverse has two ancient horizontal lines that are toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion for the attractive 1814 dime.
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
VF20
PCGS
27611350
JR-3
Choice $300 JR-3, Better R4 Die Pairing, Choice Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. The JR-3 Large Date die pairing is a better Capped Bust dime die pairing. It was previously listed as an R-6 in the JRCS reference book but now degraded to R4 rarity. A thoroughly wholesome example with choice original surfaces and thick crusty gray patina. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS 2013 Gen 4.6 holder along with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1822 Capped Bust 1822
G06
PCGS
33946754
JR-1
Choice $2600 Series Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Sharp Rims, CAC Approval, Important Opportunity. The Capped Bust dime denomination key date with small mintage of 100,000 pieces. This date saw heavy circulation and a result very low survival rate in VF20 or better. Nearly all survivors will be found at the AG03 through F12 grade levels. CAC has approval twenty-nine (29) total with only only eight higher than F12. A popular date indeed. GFRC is pleased to offer a choice original G06 example with just honest wear and gray patina. There is nice contrast between the darker grade fields and lighter main devices. Rims are complete on both sides along with sufficient remaining device details at the assigned grade level. There are two ancient micro lines on the obverse mentioned for complete accuracy. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A special offering from the Osprey Collection that warrants special consideration. Please note that the white lines on the obverse are holder scratches. There was insufficient time to edit out all of these lines but be assured that they are on the holder and not the coin.
Capped Bust 10C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
AU55
PCGS
83629863
JR-13
Choice New Price
$875
Price Reduction! Scarce Die Variety, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. 1827 brought the last year of open collar Capped Bust dime production. 1827 mintage exceeded one million with 13 different die pairng from nine obverses and ten reverse dies. The JR-13 die pairing results from single usage of obverse and reverse die. Example can be located in the lower circulated grades but finding quality AU and mintage specimens will take patience. GFRC is pleased to be offering this CAC approval example that is accurately graded at the AU55 grade level. Obverse is nicely detailed with satiny cartwheel luster that swirls across peripheral sky blues and rose gray center. Reverse is toned a uniform copper gold with a blue arc at the extreme rims. Strike is consistent with that stated in the Davis, Logan, McCloskey reference; obverse is well struck while the reverse will have weak denticles over STATES OF. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
AU55
PCGS
30170161
JR-6
Choice $635 Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Better JR-6 Die Pairing, Small 10C, Thick Crusty Patina, Aquamarine-Gold, Fully Struck, Frosty Reverse Luster. If you like your silver coinage with thick crusty surfaces, then this 1829 JR-6 Capped Bust dime should be considered. Obverse coloring is crusty aquamarine with golden highlights at the peripheries. On the other hand, the reverse is lightly toned with a thin layer of gray-gold. This allows frosty luster to be readily enjoyed during bright light viewing. Strike is well executed and complete on both sides. JR-6 is a better die pairing and listed as an R-3 rarity. Housed in 2014 PCGS Gen 5.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
MS64
PCGS
35587394
JR-5
Choice $3250 Near Gem Original JR-5 Example, Fully Struck, Rose-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. If an advanced Capped Bust dime collector, then please treat yourself with the purchase of this marvelous 1831 JR-5 dime. A stunningly original near gem with frosty cartwheel luster and naturally toned surfaces. Both sides exhibit light gray-rose centers that are surrounded by thin peripheral gold. Strike is essentially hammered and so pleasing on a closed collar Capped Bust dime. I'm thoroughly impressed with this offering that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted to catch customer attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A wonderful 2019 Summer Baltimore new purchase and new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
VF35
PCGS
27925639
JR-3
Choice $260 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina. A slightly better 1835 variety that offers choice surfaces and is strictly original. Obverse toning is a combination of base medium gray on main devices and fields coupled with some ebony coloring by the date and left bust. Wear points are toned gray/gold. The reverse is toned gun metal gray/blue with the blues becoming dominate under bright light. This piece is entirely blemish free and choice. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
Large Date
MS63
PCGS
36311777
F-101b
Choice $2350 Ideal for Type, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Heavy F-101b Die Cracks, Golden-Violet Toning, CAC Approval. 1837 Large Date Seated dimes are available as the new design type was saved upon release after years of Capped Bust coinage. Survivors at the MS63 grade level will appear on the market at a reasonable frequency. A collector's (and specialty dealer's challenge) is locating the best possible specimens at current price guide levels. GFRC is proud to be offering this near-gem original F-101b example. F-101b designates the two bold obverse die cracks that merge below Liberty's lower left facing knee. The surfaces on this example are exceptional for the grade. Granular mint frosty is seen throughout the obverse fields and surrounding the reverse legend. Bright light inspection exposes natural frosty luster that is brilliant and downright stunning. Strike is hammered with every delicate device detail completely struck. GFRC is well known for offering some top quality Liberty Seated coinages and this 1837 Seated dime will further reinforce that reputation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Essentially a gem at the assigned grade.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
No Stars, Small Date
AU55
PCGS
38378765
F-104
Choice HOLD
$1100
New March 19! Small Date, Attractive Frosty Luster, Near-Gem Original, CAC Approval. A superb 1837 F-104 Small Date offering that will definitely be a prize for type set collectors. A near-gem at assigned grade with consistently frosty luster on both sides. Peripheral gold nicely frames the brilliant centers. Device wear is minimal along with unabraded surfaces. Reverse die clashing is consistent with F-104 diagnostics in the Seated dime web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this little prize!
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
Small Date
EF40
PCGS
37406474
F-103
Choice HOLD
$525
New March 3! Popular No Stars Type, Crusty Original Surfaces, Small Date Punch, Highly Detailed at Grade, CAC Approval. GFRC constantly adds visually attractive 1837 Liberty Seated dimes to inventory due to their popularity as a type coin. The challenge is locating strictly original examples with natural gray patina that brings an instant CAC green bean. This Small Date F-103 offering has all the right attributes along with substantial device details at the assigned grade level. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with just two micro ticks on the reverse ribbon of no consequence. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Worthy of special consideration and priced consistent with prior sales in the GFRC Sales Archive.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
No Stars, Small Date
VF35
PCGS
24396553
F-105
Choice $475 New March 19! Small Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Ideal Type Candidate, CAC Approval. Light gray toning decorates this partially circulated 1837 F-103 Seated dime. Surfaces are unabraded with traces of old verdigris as a testament to strict originality. The 1837 No Stars has been consistently popular as a type coin since the inception of type set collecting. This offering would fit nicely into a circulated type set and/or a regular date and mintmark set. Overall eye appeal is most pleasing at the grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS66+
NGC
2037607021
F-108a
Gem $4850 Partial Drapery, Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Consignment Buy-Out - New Low Price! Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green/Eric P. Newman. The F-108a Partial Drapery die variety that results from a clash of the E in DIME near the elbow along with heavy reverse die clashing on the right reverse. NGC decided to not list the Partial Drapery designation on the brown EPN label claiming the obverse clash mark was too weak. I discussed this directly with NGC prior to the November 2013 Eric P. Newman sale since the "extra drapery" clash mark is visible but muted by the thick patina. To set the record straight, this high grade mint state example was struck from the partial drapery dies and during the correct die state. This gorgeous example has satiny luster and a hammered strike. Gem surfaces are smooth and covered with thick crusty olive-gray, lilac, and chestnut-brown toning. Housed in the original EPN brown label holder with CAC approval. This piece brought $6756 at the November 2013 auction.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
AU58
PCGS
26653560
F-111a
Choice $725 New March 27! Cracked Obverse #3, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Luster, Light Gray-Gold Gold Patina, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Cracked Obverse #3 is the second most challenging of the three 1838 obverse dies with bisecting die cracks. In this case, the die crack originates at Star 7 and proceeds through Liberty's left shoulder, across her body and left leg and finally exits below her foot to the rim. Star 13 is strongly repunched. The reverse is in a later die state and shows a die crack starting at the rim above STA(T)ES, through ST(AT)ES and terminating within the upper left wreath. The offered example is a duplicate from the Twin Lakes collection. Accurately graded at the AU58 level with satiny luster and light gray-gold patina on both sides. Surfaces are choice and heavily frosted. The bisecting obverse die crack is well formed along with a second die crack through the 1 digit in the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A ideal offering for the Liberty Seated dime die variety specialist.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
AU50
PCGS
27514044
F-113
Choice $300 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Reverse Die Flaw, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original example of the 1838 F-113 die variety with bold reverse die flaw between ONE and DIME and struck from eroded dies. Surfaces are choice and covered with a uniform gun metal gray/blue patina. Under bright light, the patina becomes transparent and exposes pretty blue fields and a light rose main device while the reverse becomes mostly deep rose. No blemishes whatsoever were found during a careful 10x loupe inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
VF30
PCGS
36124964
F-110a
Choice $235 Cracked Obverse #2, Partial Drapery Reverse, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A wonderful CAC approved 1838 F-110a cracked obverse offering that is also listed as #8 in the Top 100 Varieties set. The bisecting obverse die crack is fully formed and qualifies as F-110a die state. Thick crusty gray patina is exactly what John Albanese loves to sticker. A choice original example in every way with honest wear on the highest points. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 1838-O
No Stars
EF40
PCGS
28126603
F-101
Choice $825 New Orleans No Stars Type, Thick Crusty Olive Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Repunced Date, Top 100 Varieties #3, White Pine Collection. This 1838-O Liberty Seated dime's preservation is the definition of "crusty orignal". Both sides are uniformally encrusted with thick gray-olive and gold patina. Surfaces are unbraded regardless of commercial circulation. The F-101 variety features a repunched mintmark and will be found in varying die states. This example was struck from later die state dies given the eroded obverse denticles and reverse die crack through (UNIT)ED. Well struck and fairly graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder with CAC approval. A White Pine Collection "Top of the ladder" offering to consider.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
84741107
F-107
Choice $1285 Choice Original, Classic Gold-Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Very Pleasing. A gorgeous offering that deserves special consideration. This 1839 F-107 Seated dime is very well balanced with notable eye appeal. Undisturbed frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout obverse and reverses. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic copper gold and faint blue patina. Strike is well executed. This is a late die state F-107 example with bold die crack from 12:00 down through Liberty's head and stops at the gown line. Right field stars are also connected with die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the choice original surfaces, attractive grading and old time eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28645438
F-105b
Choice $6500 Pie Shaped Shattered Obverse, Vertical Crack Die State, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The F-105b middle die state for the marquee 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse Die variety in F-105c terminal die state. During the F-105b middle die state, the obverse die exhibits a die crack starting at the rim and moving upward in between the 18 digits in the date and then through the right shield, Liberty's midsection, and ending at her shoulder clasp. Stars 8 is boldly repunched and Star 10 to a lesser extent. Significant radial die lines behind Liberty's lower gown are present. The 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse is only known in three distinctly different die states; early with no die crack followed by the middle die state with the vertical crack and of course, the terminal pie shaped die cracks. Originally purchased from Brian Greer during July 2000 as a raw AU and still believe this one is crusty AU. Gray-gold patina covers both sides. Conservative grading and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. The F-105b plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors reference guide. Probably the finest F-105b example known. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 1839-O
No Drapery
VF35
PCGS
28659610
F-102
Choice $270 Small O, Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. Second GFRC appearance with CAC approval this time around; conservatively graded. Strictly original surfaces with medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Obverse die cracks consistent with the F-102 Small O variety designation are evident. A quality No Drapery Liberty Seated dime for consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. A super Port Matilda offering.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
24166648
F-106a
Choice $450 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Medium O, Top 100 Varieties #16, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Toning, Conservatively Graded. 1840 New Orleans strikes are challenging in original EF or better grades. Three mintmark sizes are available with the F-106 variety resulting from a single Medium O reverse die. This pairing can be located in early (F-106) through late die states (F-106a). Late die states will have a long vertical die crack from STAT(E)S towards the N in ONE. The late die state is listed in the Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties set. This offering, features natural light gray surfaces and completed diagnostics. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with speciality D.L. Hansen holder and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
6935835
F-101
Gem $28500 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
EF45
PCGS
38750400
F-109
Choice $270 Choice Original, Bold Strike, Residual Frosty Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1841-O F-109 plate coin at the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Purchased February 1995 and in my reference collection since that time. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
MS62
PCGS
21593536
F-105
Choice $3500 Rare in Mint State, Incredible Overall Strike, Perfectly Original, CAC Approved, Newtown Collection. Ex. Birmingham and Florida Collection. A marvelous 1842-O F-105 Seated dime that is once again back in GFRC inventory. This example original surfaced during 2015 from the Birmingham Collection, then into the Florida Collection, and finally settling down for a few years in the Newtown Collection. With the recent purchase of my 1842-O F-101 PCGS MS63 CAC dime, this example is back on the market. A well balance mint state specimen with hammered strike for the F-105 die pairing. The die chip at Liberty's left facing forefinger and the die blog in the right obverse field are the attribution points and bold due to hammered strike. Natural aquamarine and rose toning is consistent on both sides with some blues on the reverse. Obverse luster is a bit soft due to the thicker patina while reverse offers frosty luster with mild cartwheels. There are no abrasions that would hold this piece back from a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 blue label holder (1998-2002) with CAC approval. An important duplicate being divested by the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
AU55
PCGS
15571451
F-105
Gem HOLD
$1850
New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Ex. Pittman, Gem Original, Well Above Average Eye Appeal, Fully Struck. Ex. Pittman Collection and an important pedigree to consider when evaluating this gem 1842 New Orleans dime. Locating 1842, 1843 and 1845 New Orleans struck dimes in choice AU or better is very changing to improbable. New Orleans mint coinage circulated heavily in the southern states and few survived choice. On a rare occasion that a gem example arrives to market, then a pedigree is typically the reason for the superior preservation state. This 1842-O F-105 example is simply magnificent and so well balanced. Surfaces are strictly original with semi transparent gun metal gray patina on the obverse and bullseye gold and blue toning rings that nicely frame a rose-gray center. Under bright light, the residual luster is readily apparent and exposes all rainbow colors. Strike is complete with rounded stars and complete veins on the reverse wreath leaves. This piece is also blemish free and simply wholesome for the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CAC approval validates strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading. A superb offering that belongs in a subsequent advanced collection. The new owner will be pleased!
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
AU50
PCGS OGH
3298678
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
EF40
PCGS
34823042
F-102a
Choice $750 Superior F-102a Offering, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Top 100 Varieties #22, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A wonderful 1842-O F-102a example to consider given the complete strike and unabraded surfaces and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Light gray patina is uniform and covers both sides. Obverse strike is especially pleasing and contrasts sharply with the shattered and worn reverse. This reverse sees considerable usage and develops numerous die cracks from the rim in the legend and wreath. This late F-102a die state was previously designated "Shattered Reverse #2" by Brian Greer in his 1992 guidebook. The F-102a die state is listed within the Top 100 Varieties set due to the abundance of reverse die cracks. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A gem original offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1844 Seated 1844
VF30
PCGS
38299232
F-102
Choice $785 Little Orphan Annie, Thick Crusty Patina, Choice Original Gray, Residual Mint Frost, CAC Approval.. A perfectly original example of the popular 1844 date that is often referred to as the Little Orphan Annie date due to 1930s promotion by Frank C. Ross. This offering is a consummate example of thick crusty natural patina. Under that patina is residual mint frost as seen throughout the reverse legend and within the denomination. Strike is typical for the date which means some weakness at the head, gown line, and throughout the reverse wreath and bow knot. PCGS grading is conservative based on wear alone. The residual mint frost suggests a higher grade. CAC was in agreement and provided green bean approval. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 1845
AU55
PCGS
30694453
F-104
Choice $350 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Lapped Repunched Date Dies, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Accurately Graded. The 1845 F-104 plate coin for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-104 die variety captures late die state dies after being lapped and removing repunching on the 45 digits. This example is choice original with crusty gray-olive patina and no blemishes whatsoever. Held in the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collectio since the late 1990s and back on the GFRC price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1848 Seated 1848
AU58
NGC
2037622097
F-101
Choice $485 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green/Eric P. Newman. Mintage of 451,500 with survivals being limited at the upper grade levels. This near-Mint example features attractive toning on both sides. Toning includes combination of sky-blue, copper, champagne, and red intermixed hues. A well struck F-101 example with no marks worthy of individual mention. Housed in the original EPN brown label holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1852 Seated 1852
MS64
PCGS
33391153
F-106
Gem HOLD
$925
Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Antique Gold Patina, Super Eye Appeal, New Web-Book F-106 Plate Coin. The Newtown Collection is back with a superior 1852 F-106 offering that warrants a Gem quality rating. If I was still pursuing Liberty Seated dime die varieties, this piece would immediately go into my set. A no question gem at the assigned PCGS grade with hammered strike and a thin layer of light gold patina. This piece has to be one of the best struck With Stars dimes that I have seen in years. There are two wispy micro hairlines on the obverse that could be the only explanation for the lack of an MS65 certification. This piece is far superior to the 1852 F-106 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and will be added shortly. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Worthy of the finest Seated dime collections under construction and a case where looking at the coin is more important than the TPG label.
Seated 10C 1852 Seated 1852
MS62
PCGS
37847803
F-119
Gem HOLD
$800
New March 31! F-119 Die Variety Discovery Piece, Reverse Cud, Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Heavy Peripheral Die Erosion, Undergraded. An extremely special GFRC offering of a currently unique F-119 die pairing for the 1852 date. Both dies are found in late die states with damage. The obverse is from the F-114 die pairing with date punched furthest left. The die crack from Liberty's lower leg to denticles below star 1 also extends left into the gown folds above the pendant. Peripheral obverse die erosion is acute between stars, the date and denticles. The reverse sports a substantial die crack at (UNI)TED. This cud appears to be in an early die state on the F-116 reverse. A no question gem with frosty luster and unabraded surfaces. Pitting between the stars and dentciles is due to die rust or metal spalling. Earlier die state examples will be necessary for a more comprehensive confirmation. But do they exists? Was this die pairing an accident at the Philadelphia mint? There are many questions to be asked and answered for this newly discovered die variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS64
NGC Fatty
157157004
F-108
Gem $1100 New February 14! Unhubbed Arrows & Date, Gem Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. A magnificent F-108 1853 with arrows dime that would be an excellent inclusion into an advanced date and mintmark set or type set. This gem is housed in old NGC Fatty holder with brown label along with CAC approval. Eye appeal is driven by a combination of brilliant frosty luster, swirling cartwheels, and old album peripheral toning. GFRC images provide an accurate representation of the coloring and toning patterns. Strike is absolutely hammered and one of the best struck 1853 dimes seen in a long time. Heavily impressed die clash marks are seen on both sides. If this piece does not sell quickly, it will most likely be added to the Gerry Fortin CAC only Liberty Seated dime set on the Open Registry. This offering is that special!
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
29760200

Choice $700 Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Crusty Olive-Gold, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Great Type Coin Offering. Hubbed Arrows and Date hub design. This super 1853 with arrows dime is 100% original with crusty olive-gold obverse patina and light burnt gold coloring on the reverse. Surfaces produce frosty cartwheel that is more pronounced on the reverse due to the lighter toning. Strike is hammered with no device weakness whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A great potential With Arrows type coin for fans of old time surfaces.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
32198409
F-106
Choice $1200 Left Foot Of 1 Broken, Thick Frosty Luster, Golden Gray Patina, Full Strike, Newtown Collection. Surface finishes for 1854-O dies are wide ranging. Some will be found with partial proof like fields while others will have a frosty textured or sandblasted appearance. This choice original New Orleans struck example fails in the latter category. The obverse is heavily frosted while the reverse less so. A dirty light gray patina cover both sides and screams originality. Obverse strike is from a weakly hubbed die with missing flag and left foot on the 1 digit along with partial stars 1 thru 3. Accurately graded and CAC approved. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
VG08
PCGS
37211501
F-102
Choice $695 Shattered Obverse, Popular Top 100 Variety, Natural Gray Toning, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1854 New Orleans struck dimes include the popular shattered obverse variety with a massive die crack that encircles the obverse. Late die examples form a shelf like boundary between the date area and the rim denticles. I like to call this phenomenon, "shelf metal" as the working die has completely broken apart and is floating inside the jig. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection brings a well circulated original specimen with CAC approval. Though the grade is only VG08, the shelf metal at the date and encircling die cracks are bold under a 10x loupe. Reverse devices are also well formed including a high elevated rim. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label presents the attribution as, "Arrows, F-102 Large O".
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
MS64
PCGS
21272615
F-103
Choice $1250 Small Date, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Tannish Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1856 Small Date F-103 web-book plate and in the Fortin Collection since 1990. I really hate to sell this lovely dime as one of the mint state pieces acquired decades ago. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1857 Seated 1857
PF64
NGC
685163003
F-101
Gem $4750 F-101 Proof Strike, Rare Early Date, Ex. Pittman Collection, CAC Approval, Watery Mirrors, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. Pittman Collection and off the market since April 2002 in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. A boldly reflective example of the early 1857 proof rarity. Watery mirrored fields offer brilliant clarity and reflectivity. An absolutely hammered strike with all devices being sharply struck and defined in high relief. A transparent thin golden film covers the surfaces on both sides. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed the lightest ancient obverse field lines which account for the assigned grade on this highly appealing Gem offering. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality, overall eye appeal and quality consistent with the Pittman pedigree. An important opportunity for the astute Liberty Seated dime advanced collector to snag a piece of numismatic history. The F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1857O Seated 1857-O
MS63
PCGS
36911459
F-101
Gem $825 New February 14! Beautiful PQ Gem, Very Early F-101 Die State, JUST BUY IT NOW!. This gorgeous 1857-O F-102 dime warrants an immediately JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as a premium quality gem. Old time coloring is incredibly attractive and accentuated by sharp reflective luster. Bright light inspection exposes wonderful center rose-gold and peripheral blues on the obverse while the reverse features burnt gold with a hint of blue on top of the rims. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has a single upper right leaf cluster that is not fully defined; typical for the date. After careful and thorough die variety attribution, I've concluded this offering is a very early F-101 die state without the reverse die crack through AMERIC(A). The sharp reflective luster is consistent with freshly polished dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 1859
MS65
NGC
1804215019
F-107
Gem $2200 Gem Original, Gorgeous Peripheral Sky Blue Toning, Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. An eye catching 1859 F-107 dime with classic iridescent toning that is nicely framed by a peripheral sky blue ring and lighter internal burnt gold shades. Toning rings are consistent on both sides. Strike is typical for the date with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and within the upper Left wreath devices. A careful 10x loupe review revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another superior offering from the Osprey Collection and important set building opportunity for the sophisticated collector.
Seated 10C 1860O Seated 1860-O
VF25
PCGS
28645590
F-101
Choice $2975 Important Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Ex. Outback and Newtown Collections. Key Civil War date in a special preservation state. Serious Liberty Seated dime collectors recognize how difficult it is to located choice examples of the 1860 New Orleans date. Mintage is tiny at 40,000 with most being lost and rediscovered in Civil War battlefields. Then there is the Type 1 obverse design hub that has weak relief and wears down quickly. Probably 80% of the surviving examples have some amount of environmental damage or have been repaired enough to be certified by the TPGs. This example is different and offers traditional gray patina that we associate with natural toned silver; it is one of the few I've seen. GFRC originally sold this example into the Newtown Collection after locating privately. Tthe Newtown Collection consigner upgraded this example and then sold into the Outback Collection. Now it is back with GFRC for another release back to the marketplace. If you are a passionate Liberty Seated dime fan, then consider this example even if your coin is a slightly higher grade. The eye appeal should exceed most that are available. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1862S Seated 1862-S
VF25
PCGS
27157441
F-101
Choice $750 New March 16! Popular Civil War Date, Natural Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Original Overall, Under Construction Collection. This well preserved 1862-S dime is about as nice as one could expect at the assigned VF25 grade. Unabraded surfaces are toned a natural gun metal gray. Some reverse verdigris on the upper left wreath screams originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Another splendid offering from the Under Construction Collection that is accurately captured by GFRC photography.
Seated 10C 1863S Seated 1863-S
VF25
PCGS
18540835
F-101
Choice $485 New March 16! Civil War San Francisco Date, Lovely Natural Gray Surfaces, Overall Choice, CAC Approval, Under Construction Collection. No much needs to be written about this choice 1863-S dime. CAC approval rewards natural gray surfaces that John Albanese loves to sticker. Strike is above average with strong residual lettering at STATES OF. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this one if building a circulated grade collection; this one is about as nice as they come for the grade.
Seated 10C 1866 Seated 1866
MS63
PCGS Rattler
7271591
F-102b
Choice $3250 Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. The end of the Civil War had arrived but Philadelphia Seated dime mintages would not recover until 1868. Mintage for the date is a tiny 8,000 strikes. 1866 circulated survivors are rare with some availability in Mint State. With the move to CAC approved early type, GFRC is pleased to be offering this PCGS MS63 graded example. CAC approval for the date is only sixteen total with two at MS63. This example is a no question circulation strike with luster that is somewhere between frosty and reflective. The obverse fields do have some light chatter which is reflected in the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval. Another important GFRC offering for the Liberty Seated dime specialist.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 1867-S
EF40
PCGS
36266046
F-102a
Gem $1600 Few Known, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Grease Filled Dies, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. During Greer's Liberty Seated Dime die variety research (prior to 1992), he located a high grade example of the 1867-S F-102 die pair that exhibits a very weak date. He suggested that a filled die could have produced this variety. Closer examination of other obverse device elements on Greer discovery coin (this offering) revealed additional irregular or missing features. Close inspection of GFRC images will reveal that the horizontal shield lines have inconsistent width from the left to right sides of the shield. The letters in UNITED are weakly struck with missing serifs or feet. An obverse die with residual surface grease could be a credible explanation for the inconsistent features of Variety 102a. The Greer coin become part of the Fortin collection and is the F-102a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. This important specimen was sold into an LSCC member collection during 2018 and was purchased back during the 2020 FUN show. It now returns to the GFRC price list for a second appearance. A circulated gem that is housed in PCGS 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label features the F-102a attribution.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 1867-S
VF30
PCGS
19578419
F-101
Choice $600 New March 16! Challenging San Francisco Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Under Construction Collection. The Under Construction Collection is back on the numismatic scene with a well preserved 1867 San Francisco strike. Naturally toned surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with classic gun metal gray patina. Strike is above average for San Francisco Civil War date; all obverse legend lettering is fully defined with just a touch of weakness at Liberty Head. A thoroughly pleasing example of the date and worthy of its CAC approval. CAC has only approved twenty-three examples in all grades and three at VF30. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1868 Seated 1868
AU55
PCGS
36240349
F-108
Choice $695 Scarce Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Low population at PCGS and CAC. The divestment of my collection is helping supply the long standing demand for CAC approved examples in the marketplace. A crusty original example that was purchased from Brian Greer way back during 1993. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection and plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
AU55
PCGS
31916910
F-101
$625 Challenging Date, Frosty Luster, Heavily Eroded Dies, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Twin Lakes Collection. Mintage for 1869 San Francisco strikes is 450,000 with low survival rates. At the AU50 through AU58 grade level, PCGS has graded seventeen total. CAC has only approved nineteen with seven in all AU grades. This example is one of the seven and a late die state F-101a die pairing. Die bulging and heavy metal flow lines are immediately evident at the center obverse indicating extensive usage of dies. The reverse die is also eroded and clashed. Regardless of die erosion, this example is well struck and offers frosty luster. A most pleasing example that is accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Previously sold into the Twin Lakes Collection and recently upgraded. I'm pleased to offer this one again!
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
AU50
PCGS
36240357
F-102
Choice $500 F-102 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Worn Dies, Accurately Graded. An exceptional well preserved 1869-S F-102 example with crusty gray patina on both sides. Mint frost surrounds the legend, reverse wreath and is found inside the gown folds. Residual luster has a steely texture. Reverse die is starting to exhibit die erosion that results in thick "orange peel" fields during later die states. Fully struck without any blemishes worthy of mention. CAC has only approved a total of ninteen (19) in all grades and two at the AU50 level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another important offering from the the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1871 Seated 1871
MS62
NGC
5742957007
F-102a
Choice $450 New March 22! Circulation Strike From Proof Dies, Lavendar-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. 1871 CAC approved Seated dimes are not often seen. The GFRC Sales Archive list a lone MS63 plus a few at the AU grade level. I could not pass up this choice original specimen for inventory. Struck from dies previous employed for proof strikes. Rich frosty luster is evident on both sides though a bit muted by the thick patina. A lavender-gray skin covers the obverse while the reverse is toned a deep aquamarine-gold. A die crack below the reverse ribbon bow is the key marker for the F-102a die variety. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 1872
MS63+
PCGS
37217062
F-112
Choice $450 Misplaced 8 Digit, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful 1872 F-112 variety example with thick frosty luster and bold strike! Purchased December 2005 to fuel the ongoing expansion of Liberty Seated dime die varieties as published at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. This is the 1872 F-112 plate coin with misplaced digit on the obverse. The top of an 8 digit bisects the lower right scroll end. Purchased raw as an MS63 with PCGS assigning MS63+ grade. This piece is offered in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. GFRC images illustrate the choice surfaces and eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1872CC Seated 1872-CC
AG3
NGC
3430440002
F-101
Choice $1550 Honest Wear, Scarce Carson city Date, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A well worn but still choice original example struck by the Carson City mint during 1872. Though the 1872 date is the least challenging to locate amoung the big four Carson City dates (1871-CC, 1872-CC, 1873-CC, 1874-CC), finding strictly original and problem free examples is a completely different story. Accurately graded as obverse and reverse rims are partially worn through. Surfaces are toned a natural light gray. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view and CAC approval. An accurately graded offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
80503930
F-114
Choice $215 New March 14! With Arrows Type, Low Level Date, Brown-Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Massachusetts Collection. The Massachusetts Collection consignor has been busy upgrading his marvelous set on the GFRC Open Set Registry. As a result, this choice original 1873 With Arrows dime is available. Unlike, a portion of the 1853, and all 1854 plus 1855 mintage, 1873 With Arrows strikes saw the date digits and arrows punched separately into the obverse die. Many die varieties have been identified and cataloged including this F-110 with a distinctive low date. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing. Overall toning is a brownish-gray. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
13676415
F-115
Choice $185 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! With Arrows Type, Classic Gray-Gold Coloring, Typical Strike. Perfect With Arrows type coin for a mid circulated grade types set. CAC approval validates the strict original and accurate grading. Surfaces are covered lovely gray-gold skin on both sides. Strike is typical with blemish free fields and devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873CC Seated 1873-CC
With Arrows
F12
PCGS
27251467

Choice HOLD
$5500
New February 23! Rare 1873 Carson City Offering, Choice Original Surfaces, Only CAC Approved F12. Important offering of a CAC approved 1873 Carson City struck dime with choice surfaces. Surfaces are covered with uniform light gray patina and unabraded. There is a small planchet delamination at (U)NITED. The only Fine 12 example approved at CAC with eight finer including the VF35 in my personal collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS66+
PCGS
33170725
F-121
Gem $1350 Chin Whiskers Obverse, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Blast White Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Amazing how GFRC presently has two magnificent 1875 F-121 Chin Whiskers dimes in inventory at the same time. This example is from the important Woodlands Collection and also belongs in one of the finest collections being assembled. Mint frost is evenly distributed throughout the obverse and reverse main devices and surrounding fields. Frosty cartwheel luster has a creamy texture and is pleasing. Strike is complete with the unpolished lathe cutting lines on lower obverse crisply defined along with the "chin whiskers". Other than a tiny contact mark to the left of the date, surfaces are perfect. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS has graded only seven at the MS66+ level with six better. GFRC is pleased to have two of the seven MS66+ 1875 dimes in inventory at once. A fine numismatic property from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS65
PCGS
18084393
F-103
Gem $750 Excessively Rusted Obverse, Thick Gold and Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. The 1875 F-103 die pairing is easily attributed by an excessively rusted obverse die. This PCGS MS65 example is strict original with gem surfaces. Frosty cartwheel luster is bold and action under a light source. Obverse is toned an even copper gold while the reverse is covered by a thick gray skin. Device details within the GFRC images are limited by the excessive rust on the obverse and the darker reverse toning that provides limited contrast between fields and major devices. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognized the strict originality and luster consistent with the MS65 grade level. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS64
PCGS
37217069
F-103
Gem $500 Rusted Obverse Die, Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Vibrant Cartwheels, Gem Original, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1875 F-103 die variety can be easily attributed via a rusted obverse die that is atypical for that date. The obverse die is well rusted with granular surfaces. The die rust is excessive in the shield area and throughout Liberty's body. There is a slight depression in the shield between shield lines 7 and 8. Interestingly, the obverse is paired with a reverse exhibiting no rust artifacts and lightly mirrored fields. This is a fantastic offering that was purchased raw March 2001 and became the 1875 F-103 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Obverse satiny luster is consistent with the granular surfaces while the reverse offers reflective cartwheels. I've enjoyed owning this lovely gem and time to find a new home. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
AU50
PCGS
38294441
F-107
Choice $450 Misplaced Date, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Rose-Gold Patina, Popular Top 100 Variety Set Entry, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Have passionate Liberty Seated dime die variety collectors considered building a Top 100 Varieties set with only CAC approved specimens. This would be a challenging project that could be immediately launched with the purchase of this choice original 1875 F-107 Misplaced Date dime. The bold top of a misplaced 1 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the 8 in the date. Traces of the top loop of an 8 digit are also visible in the denticles below the 7 in the date. The obverse die is heavily clashed on most examples of this variety. Interestingly, this AuburnNY Accordian offering does not have die clashing indicating an early die state strike. Surfaces are covered with a semi-transparent rose-gold patina that adds to the overall eye appeal. Strike is typical for the variety. Fields are unabraded and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this splendid example.
Seated 10C 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
Below Wreath
MS62
PCGS
37217080
F-106
Choice $950 Below Wreath, Peripheral Reddish-Gold, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A splendidly original 1875-CC Below Wreath example that was employed as the plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. Naturally toned surfaces produce attractive frosty luster during bright light inspection. Overall coloring is a reddish-gold. Obverse strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Another one of my favorite 1875-CC dimes that I hate to sell.
Seated 10C 1876S Seated 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS63
NGC
296868002
F-112
Choice $485 Very High Level Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe. The Type 1 Reverse F-112 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during November 1996 and sitting in a Maine bank box since that time. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1877 Seated 1877
Type 2 Reverse
VG08
PCGS
38294443
F-105
Choice $185 Rare Misplaced Date Variety, Type II Reverse, Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. I have serious respect for the 1877 F-105 Misplaced Date die variety given its rarity. Nearly all examples seen have been circulated in the Fine through Extra Fine grades. This variety is very rare in AU or better. For those who are not familiar, an extra base of a 1 digit is visible in the rock directly above the 8 digit in the date. Only a handful of examples have been seen since its discovery by Jason Carter back in 1991. Now the AuburnNY Accordian Collection provides a wonderful CAC approved example for consideration. Though worn, this specimen has natural gray toned surfaces and the misplaced 1 digit visible under 10x loupe. Surfaces are well preserved and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label illustrates the die variety with the following notation, "F-105, Type 2 Rev MPD".
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
21700877
F-107
Choice $1300 Type 1 Reverse, Die Scratch Through Neck, Near Gem Orignal Surfaces, Huge Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 die pairing offers many die diagnostics and is straigthforward to attributed. The most obvious diagnostic is a long diagonal die scratch that starts above Liberty's facing left breast and ends under her ear. The top loop of an 8 digit has been misplaced in the base, slightly to the left of the pendant. On this Type I reverse, die doubling within the denomination is significant and is obviously at O(NE) D(IME). This near gem original specimen is fully strike and had huge cartwheel luster under a light source. Both sides are covered with light gold patina. Old time quality that is accurately graded to old time standards. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990 along with CAC approval. The 1877-CC Type 1 F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS63
PCGS
40042960
F-102
Choice $850 F-102 Web-Book Plate Coin, Near-Gem Original, Rich Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. GFRC proudly presents a near-gem original example of the 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-102 die pairing. The F-102 obverse 2 exhibits a Denticles Ruler position of 1L and a die crack along the bottom of the date digits. The F-102 reverse is doubled with the most significant die doubling seen on ON(E) and DI(ME). There is a die defect midway on the diagonal of O(N)E. The offered example is the 1876-S Type 1 Reverse F-124 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for the Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors aka, Seated dime web-book. Purchased way back during January 1992 at the Winter FUN show in raw condition and subsequently graded during the 2002 timeframe. Surfaces offer rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Fully struck with semi-transparent metallic gray-gold patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. One of my favorite 1877-CC dime and difficult to part with.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU58
PCGS
37217092
F-106
Choice $375 Repunched 18, Doubled Die Reverse, Frosty Light Gold Luster, Fully Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. There are many diagnostic points on the 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 die variety. The obverse has a large die rust patch in the lower gown along with repunching above the bases of the 1 digit in the date. The offered example was purchased during December 2000 and remained as a raw coin in the reference collection. Rich frosty luster and cartwheels are most pleasing. Strike is complete with bold devices on both sides. Choice surfaces lack any abrasions. This love dime its the 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1877S Seated 1877-S
MS63
NGC
178085017
F-105
Choice HOLD
$525
Underrated in Mint State, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Deep Aquamarine Gold Coloring, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Liberty Seated Dime specialist have come to realize how challenging the 1877-S date is in Mint State. Regardless of a substantial mintage of 2,340,000 pieces, Mint State offerings are infrequently seen. As a collector, I can to realize this fact years ago and would purchase strictly original mint state example when located. This is the case with this lightly mirrored F-105 specimen that was purchased August 1998 at the ANA World's Fair of Money convention. CAC approval was secure several years ago. Surfaces and aquamarine-gold toning are similar to proof coins of that era. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1879 Seated 1879
PR64
PCGS
2880022
F-102
Choice $785 Near Gem Original, Gray, Rose and Blue Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck, Accurate Grading. A near gem 1879 proof strike with attractive in hand and bright light toning. The F-102 die pairing is easily attributed by a weakly hubbed base above the 879 digits and was used for both proof and circulation strikes. Surfaces are perfect original with rose gray hues during in hand inspection. Adding a light source exposes reflective sky blue and rose mirrored fields. Overall strike is well executed and there are no blemishes whatsoever. The assigned PR64 grade captures the available reflective luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 1882
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25505304
F-101
Gem $2395 F-101, Spectacular Cameo Proof, Watery Mirrors, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection consignor is back with a newly divested duplicate from his spectacular type coin collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering this high grade 1882 Cameo proof that is only one of four graded at the PCGS MS66+ Cameo level. I have seen two of the other specimens at this grade level and they are heavily toned as compare to the bold eye appeal of this lightly toned example. Both sides feature watery mirrors and highly reflective cartwheel lustrous. A faint gold skin is seen at the peripheries. The strike is pinpoint-sharp and there are no obvious contact marks on either side. Eye appeal is superior and consistent with duplicates from the Winesteven Collection. Last CoinFacts record dates back to January 2013 with HA priced realized of $2820. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert along with CAC approval. A magnificent duplicate from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 1884
MS65
PCGS
21338416
F-104
Gem $985 Goregous Gem, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Aegean-Blue and Rose Patina, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A gorgeous gem with rich satiny cartwheel luster and substantial eye appeal. Coloring is heavy Aegean-blue surrounding inner rose on the obverse and mostly light rose on the reverse with a thin peripheral Aegean-blue ring. Strike is near complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. This is typical for the With Legend design hub and fully strike heads are very scarce and prized. Housed in Gen 4.1 PCGS holder with CAC approval. Purchased at November 2003 NYC Heritage Auction for the all in price of $1035. This offering is the 1884 F-104 plate coin at the online die variety guide entitled The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 1884
MS63
PCGS
3453809
F-110
Gem $365 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. The Newtown Collection consignor has definitely advanced his collecting skills based on this round of divested duplicates. Offered here is a gem original 1884 that is conservatively graded in current PCGS old blue label holder dating back to the early 2000 timeframe. Is this dime typical of the grading standards before TPG grade inflation? The lovely gem offers bright cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of copper gold patina. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch a weakness at the top of Liberty's head, but let's remember that this is better than average for a With Legend obverse strike. CAC approved and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How I wish that all MS63 graded dimes could look like this example.
Seated 10C 1884S Seated 1884-S
AU50
PCGS
30718076
F-105
Choice $325 Iridescent Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1884 San Francisco strike with iridescent patina throughout obverse and reverse. Center rose is surround by aquamarine shades on the obverse while the reverse is pastel green with a thin golden ring at the periphery. Well struck for Type 2 Hub dies. The F-105 die pairing can be attributed by a Small S mintmark is that is boldly punched into the reverse die. Housed in 2014 Gen 5.0 PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
PR66CAM
PCGS
50071039
F-101
Gem $1750 Superb Cameo Proof, Deep Brilliant Mirrors, Peripheral Faint Gold, Attractively Priced, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A thoroughly pleasing 1885 proof strike offering with brilliant mirrors and PCGS Cameo certification. Mirrored fields surround frosty main devices leading to the visual cameo effect. Reflective luster is crisp and stunning. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder along with CAC approval. This 1885 proof dime is the F-101 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Variety Collectors. Purchased at the FUN 2004 Heritage Signature Sale - Lot 5653. CAC approval was added years later. A important divestment opportunity that is worthy of serious consideration.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
34477332
F-107
Gem $695 Gorgeous Rose-Blue Toning, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1885 Liberty Seated dime for a collector assembling an advanced mint state set. One would be hard pressed to upgrade this MS65 due to the old time originality and beautiful toning. Let's start with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that activates the colorful patina. Obverse is mostly gold-rose with some blues. Rose dominates the reverse with a lovely sky blue arc at the rim. Strike is excellent for the F-107 die variety as these come weak on the upper obverse. Actually, this high grade F-107 revealed a die defect on D(I)ME that needs to be captured in the web-book. Therefore, this example will become the new F-107 web-book plate coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Viewing this lovely piece in hand would immediately explain the CAC approval. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
25025400
F-104
Gem $840 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. A gem original example of the F-104 Misplaced Date in Denticles die variety. The top of an extra 8 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the normal 8 digit. This example features brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. Strike is essentially complete with hammered reverse devices but with some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Given that most Type 2 obverse hub strikes are generally weakly struck, this offering is above average. There are no surface abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A recently upgraded example from the Newtown Collection that warrants serious consideration for Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set collectors.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS65
PCGS
5765223
F-105
Gem $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 1887 Seated 1887
MS65
PCGS
21644249
Unlisted
Gem $895 Gem Eye Candy, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Center Aquamarine, Peripheral Gold, Newtown Collection. A marvelous piece of multi-color eye candy to dress up any Liberty Seated dime collector. Bright light viewing is an absolutely pleasure given the rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Center aquamarine is well framed by peripheral gold. Struck from an unlisted die pair. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. The holder is quite old with some plastic haze on the lower reverse that is impacting the vewing of the device details. Eventually, this dime should be reholdered to allow complete access to its beauty.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670

Gem $625 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Ex. Woodlands Collection, Gem Original, Satiny Aquamarine Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. A gem 1887 Philadelphia Seated dime that offers satiny cartwheel luster. Obverse is covered with a layer of transparent aquamarine patina that adds faint golden hues when view under bright light. The reverse is similar with the golden coloring being more dominant at the rims. Strike is 100% complete with bold obverse devices and complete head details. Reverse strike is fully impressed including the pesky upper left wheat grains that are a chronic issue for With Legend dimes. Let's discuss the recent provenance; first consigned by the Birmingham Collection during late 2014 and acquired by the Woodlands Collection. Then sold from the Woodlands Collection into the Tenafly Collection, Now back on the market and should receive strong consideration. It will take patience and effort to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 1888
MS66
PCGS
25688726
F-116
Gem $1150 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Gem Original, Pastel Aquamarine and Gold Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck. Ex. Woodlands Collection. What an exceptional 1888 dime! Bold frosty luster accentuates the nearly transparent patina. Eye appeal is high whether viewing in hand or swirling under bright light. In hand coloring is a combination of light pastel colors including aquamarine and gold shades. Add a light source and the fun kicks in. The frosty cartwheel luster is activated with the coloring becoming much more vivid. This piece is fully struck with well defined head details and wheat grains in the upper left wreath. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A superb specimen that belong in another advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65
PCGS
15023182
F-116
Gem $935 Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Perpherial Toning, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Ex. Osprey Collection. A spectular 1889 Seated dime with glowing frosty luster. Surface toning is limited to golden and rose shades mostly concentrated near the rims. Strike is typical for With Legend dimes during the 1882 through 1891 era. There is weakness at Liberty's head and on the upper left wheat grains as is frequently seen. Eye appeal is high due to brilliant frosty luster that dominates during in hand and bright light viewing. This lovely dime is housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and is conservatively graded. In summary, luster, surfaces, color and grading fully warrant CAC approval on this Newtown Collection offering.
Seated 10C 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 1889S Seated 1889-S
AU58
NGC
3086443003
F-102
Choice $365 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Medium S Reverse, Repunched 1, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina . The 1889-S F-102 die variety features a medium S date punch. Only one medium S reverse is known for 1889 San Francisco strikes. There is a minor repunching above the flag of the 1 digit along with a spur on the right foot of AME(R)ICA. The F-102 reverse is in a late die state. Details in the denticles and wreath are very weak with significant amounts of die erosion in the field areas. GFRC offers a gorgeous F-102 example with lightly mirrored fields and reflective obverse luster during bright light viewing. The reverse was struck from a frosty die as compared to the obverse. A natural light gray-gold skin covers both sides. Housed in older NGC with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A true value given the AU58 grade level.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
NGC
4189859004
F-108
Choice $295 Misplaced Digits in Lower Shield, Choice Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Accurately Graded. A wonderful crusty original 1890 dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are choice, blemish free and offer considerable luster for the assigned grade. The top loops of a 9 and 0 digits are visible in the lower shield. The extra 9 digit is located between shield lines 4 and 5 while the top loop of the 0 digit is located between shield lines 8 and 9. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval; conservative grading by NGC. A top quality offering and www.seateddimevarieties.com web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
PCGS
30624388
F-102a
Choice $235 Choice Original, Prior Proof Dies, Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely deserved. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 1890-S
MS64
PCGS
11217703
F-117
Gem $1250 Fantastic Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Pretty Copper-Gold Shades, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A fantastic 1890 San Francisco survivor that will be most difficult to upgrade. Strike is hammered with high relief obverse devices and on the right reverse. The F-117 reverse can be easily diagnosed by a high Medium S mintmark that tilts right. There is a punch defect in the lower loop of the mintmark. The left wreath elements are weaker than on the right. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant and appealing. Both sides are covered with transparent copper -gold patina. Purchased during July 2007 at a Summer FUN show auction. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval. This offering is the 1890-S F-117 plate coin at the online die variety guide entitled The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 1890-S
MS63
NGC
599335010
F-106
Choice $685 Fiery Frosty Luster, Superior Eye Appeal at Grade, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superior Mint State 1890-S dime at the assigned gray level. Brilliant luster becomes fiery under a light source due to the rose obverse toning. Reverse toning is even more spectacular with rose center that is pleasantly framed by deep peripheral blues. The piece serves as the 1890-S F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Following is a portion of the web-book F-106 die variety discussion, "Ahwash lists the F-106 obverse and reverse die pair as a Medium S over Small S variety in his encyclopedia. His macro photograph of the Medium S over Small S mintmark does not match the Medium S mintmark position found on the reverse of the plate coin. It has been suggested by certain Seated Dime specialists that the macro photograph of the Medium S over Small S mintmark is actually that of the 1891-S Medium S over Small S mintmark. As a result, I do not agree with attempts to reference Ahwash 3 as a Medium over Small S mintmark variety." Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 1891
MS64
PCGS
12272821
F-136
Choice $425 Unlisted Date Position, Satiny Cartwheels, Aquamarine with Peripheral Rose-Gold, Typical Strike, Newtown Collection. A beautifully toned 1891 dime in shades of aquamarine, olive, and rose-gold. This piece was sold into the Newtown Collection during April 2015 and resided there until being recently upgraded. This lovely piece is now back on the market. A close inspection revealed an unlisted date position that will be added to the web-book as F-136. The Denticle Ruler measurement is a unique DR -1B0 for the 1891 date. Strike is weak and typical of many 1891 struck dies. Surfaces are choice and entirely unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 1891-O
MS64
PCGS OGH
4661000
F-106
Gem $700 Repunched 89, Mediom O/O, Gem Original, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1891-O F-106 obverse is in an early die state with some clashing visible around Liberty's head and between the cap and Liberty's head. There is no rim cudding on this specimen as seen on the later F-106a die state. Repunching of the date is plain in the lower loops of the 89 digits. The 1891-o F-106 reverse is also in an early die state with no die cracks. The Medium O mintmark has punch artifacts within its center causing numismatists to speculate as to the mintmark being an O/S or O/O repunched mintmark. My own research, as presented in the web-book, suggests a Medium O over O. A gem original example that was purchased during February 2002. Fields are mirrored and produce crisp reflective luster. Strike is bold and exciting to inspect. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. The 1891-O F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. I suspect this piece could easily find its way into an MS65 holder given today's grading standards.
Barber 10C 1894 Barber 1894
MS64
PCGS
38811753

Choice $675 New March 22! Near Gem-Original, Great Type Coin Candidate, Satiny Cartwheels, CAC Approval. Jackie Gleason's "How sweet it is" immediately comes to mind when viewing this near-gem 1894 Barber dime. Shimmering satiny cartwheels are mesmerizing during bright light inspection. Strike is fully executed with high rims. Semi-transparent golden-gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse is sports center rose with peripheral blues. Essential a gem with a well disguised obverse line that holds the piece back from the MS65 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1900 Barber 1900
MS66+
PCGS
25662368

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

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

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

Gem $2300 New February 14! Superb Gem, Eliasberg Collection, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Pastel Rainbow Colors. Ex: Eliasberg. Mottled lavender-gray toning drapes the central obverse with bright crimson-orange shades about the denticles. The reverse is more evenly toned in similar shades with electric-blue and golden-green rim accents. Brilliant frosty luster and wonderful eye appeal. Sold Heritage 2009 May Long Beach Lot 503 for $2444. Previously Bowers and Merena December 2003 Sale Lot 227 for $2415. Both sales without CAC green bean. Housed in original PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004-2005) holder with CAC approval. A chance to own a CAC approved Eliasberg gem as type at fair offer price.
Barber 10C 1910 Barber 1910
AU58
PCGS
37895525

Gem $125 New March 24! Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, Satiny Luster, A Touch of Rub, Twin Lakes Collection. A "Wow" coin at the assigned grade level. I see very faint rub on the cheek otherwise this piece is full MS63. A no question gem at a fair price. GFRC images accurately capture the toning; now just mentally add in the satiny luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Mercury 10C 1916S Mercury 1916-S
MS66
PCGS
37814362

Gem $395 Superb Gem Original, Burnt Gold -Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. A premium first year Merucry dime strike from the San Francisco mint. This superb gem has uniform burnt gold patina on both sides along with underlying frosty luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Old time toning and eye appeal that is unquestionably CAC worth and consistent with what collectors strive to locate. A 2019 Winter Baltimore show new purchase that belongs in an advanced collection.
Mercury 10C 1939D Mercury 1939-D
MS67+
PCGS
82922758

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

Choice HOLD
$480
Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Mintage of only 36,910. Crusty gray-gold surfaces are no question original on this lovely 1875 double dime. Strike is decent with only a tiny blemish in the right obverse field needing to be mentioend. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the obvious originality and accurate grading. A perfect candidate for an EF grade level type set.
25 Cents
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
6614422
B-2
Choice $2325 Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Perfect Capped Bust Quarter Type Coin, Choice Original, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. GFRC is please to be offering a gorgeous 1818 Capped Bust quarter that would be ideal for an early silver type set. Locating well preserved and choice Capped Bust quarters takes time and patience. This example has superior eye along with being well balanced. A dark gray-blue ring surrounds the obverse stars, date and center device while the center fields and hair curls are lightly toned. The resulting contrast is eye catching. The reverse offers glowing orange-rose residual luster along with a narrow aquamarine ring at the legend. Under a light source, the obverse toning shifts to deep blues and center rose. The luster is particularly strong on the reverse. A no question choice example with no blemishes of distractions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. I like this quarter so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Even the most selective collector will be pleased upon the arrival of this piece.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
15741018
B-4
Choice $1950 Excellent Open Collar Type Coin, Antique Gray-Aquamarine, Choice Original Surfaces, Difficult Grade, Well Struck. Collectors seeking an open collar Capped Bust quarter will typically gravitate to the 1818 date. Yes, this date is "common" due to a substantial mintage of 361,174 pieces. When building a type set, the challenge lies in locating choice original examples with eye appeal and attempting to match color and overall eye appeal. This 1818 B-4 strike is a worthy candidate for consideration. Surfaces are perfectly original and are validated with a CAC green bean. Residual steely luster is immediately evident during bright light inspection. Strike is essentially complete with all stars being well rounded and displaying centrils. The only point of strike weakness seen is on the right facing eagle claws. No bad for a Capped Bust quarter and high production rates. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
VF25
PCGS
28979910
B-2
Choice $650 Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Crusty gun metal gray surfaces dominate on this quality 1818 Browning 2 example from the Port Matilda Collection. The patina is quite thick and uniform and screams originality. Strike is well executed with uniform devices throughout obverse and reverse. There are no blemishes to discuss on this well preserved open collar struck Capped Bust quarter. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CAC approval recognizes strict originality, blemish free surfaces and accurate grading.
Capped Bust 25C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Medium 0
VF20
NGC
586305014
B-3
Choice $645 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. This 1820 Medium 0 specimen is 100% original with crusty gray patina. Residual verdigris is seen throughout the hair curls and especially on the lower reverse devices and legend. This piece provides excellent balance of thick original toning coupled with decent contrast and eye appeal. This offering is essentially blemish free other than a hit on the 1 digit and an ancient toned over line direct left of the 1. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert dating back to late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality and accurate grading. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
F12
PCGS
19646447
B-3
Choice $395 Choice Original, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. How I wish that all Capped Bust quarters could be located in this well preserved condition. Dark gray fields nicely frame the lighter main device. This contrasting appearance is often noted as circulated cameo; a fine description for the 1821 B-3 strike. Completely unabraded and accurately graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A pleasing early Capped Bust offering that is making a second apperance on the GFRC price list. Hurry on this one as can't imagine it will last long.
Capped Bust 25C 1822 Capped Bust 1822
VF25
PCGS
33503343
B-1
Choice $1100 Scarce Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Low mintage of 64,000 with only a single obverse die and two reverse dies employed for strikings. This surviving example is a special treat to handle. I must admit that the GFRC images fail to convey the strict originality and choice surfaces. In hand viewing reveals a fairly thick layer of crusty gray patina on both sides. Ancient reverse verdigris between (A)MERICA and the right scroll end is further validation of the exceptional originality. Bright light viewing exposes embedded golden hues along with deep grays. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no distracting blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is 100% warranted. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1824/2 Capped Bust 1824/2
VF35
PCGS
25650928
B-1
Choice $3650 Date Rarity, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Olive-Gray and Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. There are no official mint records indicating that Capped Bust quarters were struck during 1824. However, series specialist believe that 16,000 pieces delivered on December 31, 1823 were dated 1824. This choice original example is one of those 16,000 strikes that managed to survive with well preserved surfaces. Actually, this piece screams originality with it crusty gray-olive patina along with embedded rose coloring during bright light viewing. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and a pleasure to view with 10x loupe. Strike is typical for open collar production era. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval validates the strictly originality on this key date specimen. A significant Capped Bust quarter offering that deserves a place in an advanced collection. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1825/4(2 Capped Bust 1825/4(2
VF30
PCGS
32038514
B-2
Choice $985 Choice Original, Gray Patina with Golden Highlights, Accurately Graded. A superior example of the 1825/4(2) date that is as choice as one could desire. All 1825 dated Capped Bust quarters (mintage 168,000) were struck during the last month of that year. Erratic supplies of the silver bullion incoming to the Philadelphia mint resulted in unpredictable striking and releases. This surviving example is perfectly original with natural gray patina and embedded golden hues that appear during bright light inspection. I went back and forth between a Choice or Gem quality rating. Choice was selected as there is an ancient micro line on the obverse that can seen with 10x loupe. Otherwise, a Gem quality rating would have been assigned as all other aspects of the coin are superior. A quick check of CoinFacts indicates a reasonable surviving population at the VF30 level but few auction records. This is probably the results of choice examples being closely held in advanced collections or trading directly among collectors. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this piece. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
EF40
PCGS
14825506
B-2
Choice $385 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. An impressive 1836 B-2 example with thick crusty gray patina. Under a light source, rose hues are evident, especially on the reverse. There are no blemishes worthy of mention on this lovely example. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Seated 25C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
80502843

$575 No Drapery Type, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. Thick crusty gray surfaces and unabraded fields are the highlights of this perfectly original 1838 Seated quarter strike. Peripheral dark gray at the stars and legend nicely framed even gray centers. CAC approval was a no brainer as the grading is spot on while the piece screams originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Perfect as an entry into circulated type coin set where CAC approval is required.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS62
PCGS
10260373
Briggs 2-B
Choice $3000 No Drapery, Closed Claws, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rich Gold and Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Much more eye appeal in hand than on the GFRC images. Rich gold and brown patina covers obverse while reverse is toned rose colored with peripheral aquamarine. Typical No Drapery design strike with weakness at the upper obverse. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Fresh CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
AU53
PCGS
83677523
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1200 Choice Original, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, Completely Struck , Accurately Graded, CAC Approved. One sees many 1838 dated No Drapery quarters on the market while the 1839 date is much more challenging to locate. Poor strikes on No Drapery designs are also a substantial issue as few example are struck up enough to appreciate the artistry of Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. GFRC is pleased to offer this natural 1839 example that is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Surfaces are so crusty original with brown-gray patina and some ebony highlights mostly at right obverse rim. Strike is considered complete for the No Drapery design due to pervasive weakness. All stars have connected centrils and all reverse devices are deeply impressed. If one wishes to be exact, there is just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Reverse horizontal bisecting die crack is bold and consistent with Briggs 1-A illustrations. Blemishes are limited to a few fully toned over random ticks that are of no consequence. Grading is accurate. A strong offering with CAC approval that deserves special attention by avid Seated quarter collectors. Taken in trade at the 2020 FUN show from a GFRC client. Now back in stock for a second sale.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
13831870
Briggs 1-A
Choice $785 New March 8! Open Claws, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Pale blue fields contrast with silver toning on the high points of Liberty, delivering a pleasing circulated cameo appearance. The strike is typical, as is common for 1839 quarters, with a touch of weakness in the head, stars, and eagle feathers. Fields are largely even and smooth, with a few ticks around the reverse eagle, consistent with the technical grade. This piece is CAC-approved, with just 16 pieces at higher grades appearing in the CAC population report. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
21450028
Briggs 1-A
Choice $275 Mintmark Left, Choice Original Surfaces, Even Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Fresh CAC approval. Natural surfaces and traditional gun metal gray patina are the hallmarks on this choice original 1840 No Drapery quarter; the mintmark left die pairing. Strike is decent given how bad some of these come. A wholesome offerings that will satisfy the selective collector. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Fresh CAC approval makes this offering even more attractive.
Seated 25C 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 $1000 Price Reduction 5/7/19 - Rare Small Date Variety, Cameo Eye Appeal, Aquamarine Blue Fields, Full Rims, Conservatively Graded, Kansas Collection. A popular date punch size die variety in the Liberty Seated quarter series. The 1842-O Small Date was recognized as a major variety as early as 1881, when it was catalogued in John 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 1847O Seated 1847-O
VF30
PCGS
16659861
Briggs 1-A
Choice $800 Early Die State, Choice Original, Rich Gray-Olive Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Locating choice 1847 New Orleans Seated quarters will take some patience as collectors are faced with weak obverse strikes and problematic surfaces. Though this date has a mintage of 368,000, few examples are known in mint state. In circulated grades, this date is available but many are not what I would consider as choice. CAC has only approved 19 examples in all grades. This new GFRC example offers a richly toned obverse with gun metal gray patina and golden gray on the reverse. Surfaces are vewry well preserved and free of any major distraction. Strike is typical with flat head and breasts along with weak definition of the eagle's lower left leg and claws. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the no question originality and accurate grading. An important offering from those attempting a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1847O Seated 1847-O
F12
PCGS
24827016
Briggs 1-A
Choice $285 Scarce New Orleans Date, Thick Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, CAC Approved. One does not often see an 1847 New Orleans strike with CAC approval. Mintage is 368,000 but survival rates are terribly low. Only 23 pieces have been approved since CAC started operations during 2007 with a scant five pieces in all AU grades and a sole example in Mint State. Offered here is a lower graded survivor with CAC approval. A quick loupe inspection immediately reveals why. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray-gold patina that validates strict originality. Bright light viewing exposes some embedded gold, especially on the reverse. The date comes with weak obverse strikes with this offering being typical. The obverse strike weakness contributes to the lack of visual contrast as compared to the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1849 Seated 1849
EF40
PCGS
80655250
Briggs 3-B
Choice $375 Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. A lovely 1849 Philadelphia strike with classic gun metal gray-blue patina on both sides. Surfaces are choice and without blemishes . Strike is well executed with all stars having connected centrils. Definitely warranting a Choice quality rating and then some. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Part of a partial Liberty Seated quarter set purchase and returning to GFRC inventory. Last sold May 2018.
Seated 25C 1851 Seated 1851
EF40
PCGS
84309046

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

Choice $850 Perfectly Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray-Bown Patina, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. Classic crusty gray-brown patina and ideal for fans of strict originality. Bright light viewing exposes embedded rose and blues. If there is any rub on the high points, it is difficult to discern given the thick toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A new offering from the Titan Collection.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
31342039

Choice $385 New March 8! Arrows & Rays Type, Choice Gray-Gold, Lenny Rizzo Collection. A golden skin blankets the obverse of this CAC-approved piece, while reverse silver shades are highlighted by occasional crust. The more lightly toned areas reveal remaining luster, and the overall effect is pleasing. Although the mintage for this year is generous, PQ examples such as this are elusive, and the single-year design will attract attention from type collectors. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015).
Seated 25C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
VF20
PCGS
29673395

Choice $925 Rare Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike for Issue, Accurately Graded . Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Full description after the FUN show.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 1856
MS64
PCGS
13155656

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

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

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

Choice $185 New March 8! Choice Original, CAC Approval, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1857 is thought of as a common date, but the quality here is decidedly uncommon, as CAC has certified less than a hundred examples in all grade combined. Rich golden toning in the fields frame silver and gray-toned central figures, with occasional crust near the rims. The coin is well-struck, with about half of the star centers present, and delineated feathers in the reverse eagle. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015).
Seated 25C 1858S Seated 1858-S
G06
PCGS
12403824

Choice $420 Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Full Rims, Natural Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. A meager mintage of 121,000 pieces with only three (3) examples certified by PCGS at G6 level. The offered example exhibits just honest wear and full solid rims. Surfaces are blemish free and toned an even medium gray. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is warranted due to strict originality and fair grading. Making a return GFRC appearance after being purchased by the consignor during May 2016. From the Mt. View Collection and should garner attention for a quality low to mid circulated grade date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1859S Seated 1859-S
VG10
PCGS
81787058
Briggs 1-A
Choice $900 Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Coins such as this are the epitome of Seated coin collecting. While it's nice to have an unlimited checkbook and first shot at the best collections when they are broken up, the reality for most collectors is quite different. But one can be a connoisseur at any level, as the Mountain View consignor demonstrates. The present coin is a choice example of a low-mintage issue, with significant foundational value as a pleasing, rare piece. Dappled olive toning graces medium gray surfaces on both sides, while the fields are above average for a coin at this technical grade. The CAC population is a mere 20 pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1861S Seated 1861-S
F12
PCGS
31609269
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1275 New February 25! Scarce in All Grades, Crusty Gray Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Yet another challenging coin in the Seated quarter series, the 1861-S was struck to the extent of only 96,000 pieces. Remarkably, of this entire issue, which once existed in the form of well struck, gem uncirculated pieces, only 18 have been certified by CAC as retaining a sufficient measure of originality. This example has the "circulated cameo" look with deep indigo shades contrasting with lighter fields and neatly outlining the stars and reverse legend. A lovely coin for the grade that would fit in nicely with a circulated set of Seated quarters. Briggs 2-B with a centered mintmark. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder. Just bought from a GFRC client and immediately available.
Seated 25C 1864 Seated 1864
VG10
PCGS
33167786

Choice $295 New March 14! Better Civil War Date, Choice Original, Dirty Gray Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Mintage of 93,600 and scarcer than prior year 1863 strikes. Surviving examples for the 1864 Civil War date are concentrated at the EF40 and EF45 grade levels with PCGS population report indicating twenty-eight total. At the VG grade level, there are six certified. This piece has seen considerable circulation but only honest wear. Choice surfaces are covered with a dirty gray film that is uniform on both sides. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Another quality Liberty Seated quarter duplicate from the Southern Texas 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 1870 Seated 1870
VG08
PCGS
32624847

Choice $130 New March 14! Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Even Light Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Southern Texas Collection. Mintage of 86,400 and definitely a better Philadelphia date that is underrated. This example has nothing but honest wear, light gray patina and choice surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Another strong duplicate from the Southern Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
13522196

Choice $1385 Choice Original, Beautiful Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Intermixed Teal, Rose and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfect With Arrows type coin for an AU or Mint State type set. Quality Liberty Seated quarters are always challenging to locate so those with CAC approval should garner close attention. That is the case with this lovely 1873 With Arrows example. Perfectly original with uniform teal gold patina that remains transparent to the underlying cartwheel luster. Overall strike is well executed and balanced. Original mint state is easily seen throughout the main devices and fields and undisturbed. The assigned MS63 grade is accurate given that the thick patina dampens some of the luster. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. If you are a fan of strict originality and natural toning then this lovely quarter is for you. I would rather have this example in my collection rather than a blast white example that might achieve a higher grade.
Seated 25C 1876 Seated 1876
AU58
PCGS
20124655

Choice $380 New March 8! Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Lenny Rizzo Collection. From the Centennial year comes this CAC-approved quarter, a beauty with original, hairline-free surfaces and medium toning. Grey and chestnut predominate on the obverse while the reverse is slightly more colorful with blue-green mixed in here and there. Mint bloom is clearly evident underneath the skin, and the extensive die cracks will draw interest from specialists. Indeed, the reverse legend elements are completely joined by a light crack encircling the entire coin, while the obverse reveals the same effect beginning to join the left stars. An attractive and visually interesting example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 1880
MS65
PCGS
9160642
Briggs 1-A
Gem $2750 New March 8! Gem Original, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1879-1889 run in the Seated quarter series present an interesting challenge, with proof examples generally more available than business strikes. This example clearly falls in the latter category, exhibiting the downward sloping date (Briggs 1-A) associated with circulation pieces. This piece is high reflective with frosty devices, and, if a proof, would likely qualify for the Cameo designation. The strike is razor sharp with exceptionally strong stars and clear separation in the reverse arrow feathers. The CAC certification is easily merited and no surprise. Housed in a PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989-1990) old green holder.
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 1880
VG08
PCGS
81606380

Choice $300 New February 9! Choice Original, Difficult Philadelphia Date, Dirty Light Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Southern Texas Collection. Dirty gray patina covers both obverse and reverse and validates the strict originality. Mintage is only 13,600 piece and challenging to locate choice at the lower circulated grade level. Surfaces are well worn with a few circulation blemishes but nothing that bothered PCGS or CAC at the assigned grade. Overall, this piece warrants a choice quality rating due to surfaces and bold rims. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A scarce late Philly date from the Southern Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1883 Seated 1883
MS64
PCGS
5866011
Briggs 2-A
Choice New Price
$1500
Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. CAC liked this 1883 Seated quarter from the Sunset Point collection, and it's easy to see why. The strike is hammered without no weakness, and original luster booms from the surfaces. Toning is light, with scattered bronze in the reverse legend and arrowheads, while the obverse reveals a couple toning dots at stars 1 and 9. Housed in a Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1884 Seated 1884
F15
PCGS
32624852

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

Choice $625 Rare Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. A rare and underrated date with low mintage of 10,000. Briggs considers the 1888 Philadelphia date as an R5 rarity in all grades. The Mt. View Collection specimen is one of those crusty original survivors with thick gray-brpwn patina on both sides. Regardless of the long time in circulation, this piece failed to pick up any defects. A no question choice original example that is ideal for a mid grade Liberty Seated quarter set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1889 Seated 1889
G06
PCGS
30998717
Briggs 1-A
Choice $325 New March 8! Low Mintage Date, Rare Well Worn Grade, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Low grade survivors of this date are few and far between. Indeed, of 254 PCGS pieces for the date, a mere 10 fall within the AG-VG levels. This piece exhibits a few lines, but the overall look is wholesome, with “coin gray” throughout and nice contrast between the central figures and adjacent fields. Three letters of LIBERTY in the shield are visible, and the obverse rims are full while the reverse rims are nearly so. There is a certain charm in such coins, whose wear better evokes history than shiny, unworn pieces that have been subjected to “improvements” by numismatists more interested in profit than preservation. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 1890
MS64
PCGS
21066772

Choice $1375 New March 22! Popular Low Mintage Date, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, CAC Approval. A near-gem original 1890 quarter that would nicely upgrade many Liberty Seated quarters sets presently being assembled. This piece screams originality with its micro-granular mint frost and flashy cartwheels. Strike if fully executed with high relief stars and complete hair details. Reverse details are a function of the weakly hubbed die and not strike. Faint rose and gold coloring is nicely showcased by GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 1890
VF35
PCGS
27670357
Briggs 2-B
Choice $425 New March 8! Underrated Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Coloring, Conservative Grading, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This year completes the low-mintage 1879-1890 Seated quarter run, with just 80,000 pieces struck. CAC has certified only 60 of these, and this near-EF example is a worthy entrant in the CAC roster with pleasing, delicate toning. Light gray gives way to medium chestnut tones on the obverse, while the reverse exhibits shade of lilac and evergreen. Crust is minimal and only in the most protected areas of the coin, including the date loops. The strike is typical with a couple star centers present and some blending of the reverse arrow feathers. The overall eye appeal is healthy, and this would be a welcome addition to nearly any set of Seated quarters. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 1890
VF35
PCGS
38189094

Choice $375 New March 19! Popular Low Mintage Date, Natural Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1890 Philadelphia strikes are one of the most popular Seated quarter dates at GFRC. This date has a limited mintage of 80,000 and and difficult to keep choice examples in stock. We are fortunate that the Saw Mill Run Collection is releasing this near-gem with natural gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded with above average eye appeal for fans of strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 1892
AU58
PCGS
82455400

Choice $235 Crusty Choice Original, Gray-Brown Patina, Satiny Luster, Fully Struck, Eye Appeal. Don't I enjoying stocking United States silver coinage when found crusty original as this 1892 Barber quarter. Under the gray and dark aquamarine toning is ample remaining luster consistent with the AU58 assigned grade level. Metal flow lines in the denticles are seen on both obverse and reverse. Grading is accurate with some limited wear on the cheek. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A super offering at a fair price. Hurry on this one.
Barber 25C 1892O Barber 1892-O
Type 1 Reverse
MS65
PCGS
38529806

Gem $1450 New February 21! Fresh CAC Approval! Type 1 Reverse, Scarce Grade, Gem Original Surfaces, Swirling Frosty Luster, Gray-Gold Patina. A superb first year of design production at the New Orleans mint. Definitely scarcer than Philadelphia counterpart. This offering is an unquestionable gem and best for collectors who like their Mint State barbers with original coloring. Frosty luster borders on the iridescent when placed under a light source. Swirling cartwheels are most pleasing. A light to medium gray skins covers the obverse with embedded gold towards the rims. Reverse ebony-rose toning and luster is stunning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Early Commems 25C 1893 Early Commems 1893
MS63
NGC Fatty
193467003

Choice HOLD
$550
1892 Isabella Commemorative, Beautifully Toned, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. The 1893 Isabella is one of my favorite early silver commemoratives due to many being available with beautiful toning. Made available at the World's Columbian Exposition but in the shadow of the Columbian half dollar. Few were purchased by the public and most were sold in later years. This lovely example offers frosty underlying luster multi-color toning. Surfaces are unabraded. Overall eye appeal is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The assgined NGC grade is a function of luster rather than any distracting marks. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1896O Barber 1896-O
VF30
PCGS
33795838

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

Choice $380 Semi-Key Date, Low Mintage, Light Gray Toning, CAC Approval. An early semi-key Barber quarter date with crusty original patina. Choice survivors are clustered at the F12 to VF25 and EF45 to AU50 grade levels. This new GFRC offering is the lone VF20 graded piece to be approved by CAC. Obverse surfaces are unabraded while the reverse has several ancient contact marks by (OF A)MERICA that did not bother PCGS or CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CAC CDN guide is $390 as a reference point.
Barber 25C 1906O Barber 1906-O
MS64
PCGS
28477997

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

Choice $485 Choice Original, Light Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. An eye catching mint state Barber quarter that is perfectly original. Luster is steely in quality with bright light bringing about faint rose and blue coloring. Strike is hammered with no signs of device weakness on either obverse or reverse. Fresh to market from New England collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval was a foregone conclusions on this stunning example.
Barber 25C 1908D Barber 1908-D
AU58
PCGS
27231496

Choice HOLD
$325
New March 24! Ex. Labelman87 Collection, Lustrous Surfaces, CAC Approval, Twins Lake Collection. Ex. Labelman Collection and back on the market for another lucky GFRC customer. As written by Len Augsburger during the Labelman Collection sale, "Lustrous fields are the hallmark of this pleasing, CAC-approved example. Mint bloom radiates from largely blemish-free surfaces, while light "crust" frames most of the stars and legends, especially so on the reverse. As is typical for Barber quarters at the AU58 level, slight rub is evident in Liberty's cheek and cap, and at the truncation of the bust. This is a common date, but quality is elusive, with only six pieces certified by CAC at the assigned grade level." Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Barber 25C 1908D Barber 1908-D
AU53
PCGS
34878152

Choice $175 Steely Luster, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Titan Collection. Near gem original eye appeal is to had with this above average 1908 Denver strike. Overall coloring is gun metal gray-blue with rose appearing under a bright light. Steely luster and mild cartwheels are evident also Surfaces are unabraded in this Titan Collection offering. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1908O Barber 1908-O
AU58
PCGS
26333422

Gem HOLD
$395
New March 24! Gem Eye Appeal, Pastel Rose, Gold and Aquamarine, Frosty Cartwheels, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A marvelous gem 1908 New Orleans strike that will please the most selective Barber coinage collectors. GFRC first handled this gem offering back in 2016 where is sold for $465. Details can be found in the Sales Archive. What a surprise when this piece returned as part of a Twin Lakes Collection consignment. A no question gem with pastel shades covering both sides that nicely decorate frosty luster. Rose, gold and aquamarine colors are intermixed on the obverse while the reverse has a mottled burnt gold appearance. Strike is complete while surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 holder (2011-2013) with CAC approval. Priced below the 2016 sales record.
Barber 25C 1911S Barber 1911-S
AU58
PCGS
38189050

Choice HOLD
$475
New March 24! Better AU58 Date, Mottled Olive-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Complete Srike, Twin Lakes Collection. The 1911-S date sports a mintage of slightly under one million pieces. Given the heavy circulation of small denomination coinage during the Great Depression, few survived choice. PCGS has only certified nineteen examples at the AU58 grade level. That is s a miniscule fraction of the mintage. The Twin Lakes Collection is back with choice original example that has CAC approval. This specimen is 100% original with mottled or speckled olive-gold patina on the obverse and creamy light gold on the reverse. Reverse luster is particularly strong with vibrant cartwheels. Strike is complete with entirely unabraded surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Late sold by Heritage for $480.
Barber 25C 1913D Barber 1913-D
MS64
PCGS
20592202

Gem $965 New March 3! Gem Eye Candy, Swirling Frosty Luster, Pleasing Obverse Rose Patina, Light Aquamarine-Rose Reverse. . A thoroughly pleasing 1913 Denver struck Barber quarter that will add considerable charm to a Mint State date and mintmark set. Both sides exhibit frosty luster and swirling cartwheels during bright light inspection. A semi-transparent rose patina covers the obverse while the reverse features lighter aquamarine and rose shades. Strike is 99% complete with only the reverse arrow feathers lacking complete definition. A most attractive example that warrants a GFRC Gem Original quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Why settle for a typical frosty white piece when this nicely toned candidate is available.
Barber 25C 1914 Barber 1914
MS63
NGC
4673152010

Gem $365 Gem Original, Shimmering Iridescent Luster, Huge Cartwheels, Chicago ANA New Purchase. An exceptional offering for collectors who enjoy their silver with iridescent luster. Swirling cartwheels dance under a bright light and lead to a seriously pleasing viewing experience. Strike is nearly complete with only the left facing eagle wing tip being a tad soft. This lovely Barber quarter is more than fairly graded as surfaces are unabraded. Housed in NGC large font holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1914D Barber 1914-D
MS63
NGC Fatty
221236004

Gem HOLD
$425
New March 19! Superb Eye Appeal, JUST BUY IT NOW. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Barber 25C 1915S Barber 1915-S
AU58
PCGS
25194933

Choice HOLD
$325
New March 24! Brilliant Steely Luster, Vibrant Cartwheel Action, Faint Peripheral Gold, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. This is a slightly better-date San Francisco piece, not as scarce as the 1914-S but still more desirable than a common date example. Steely luster is absolutely brilliant during bright light inspection. Cartwheel action is rather intense. A mostly untoned example with hints of peripheral gold. A choice offering from the Twin Lakes Collection with unabraded surfaces and complete strike. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) 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.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
AU55
PCGS
84606600

Choice $190 Intermixed Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, Titan Collection. The Titan Collection consignor is back with a solid lot of Barber quarters. This 1916-D, though common, offers considerable eye appeal and is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I just love the intermixed aquamarine-gold patina. Under a light source, the obverse is mostly gold colored while the reverse offers light pastel aquamarine. Frosty luster is sharp along with swirling cartwheels. Surfaces are unabraded. Accurately graded and Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Considerable eye appeal is at hand with the great 1916-D quarter.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917 Standing Liberty 1917
Type 2
AU55
PCGS
38006994

Choice HOLD
$170
New March 28! Type 2 Dies, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Peripheral Gold, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A charming 1917 Philadelphia strike from the Type design hubs. Surface emit brilliant frosty luster without distractions. A thin peripheral gold arc frames the mostly untoned centers. Choice surfaces has some light rub. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917S Standing Liberty 1917-S
Type 1
AU55
PCGS
38006179

Choice HOLD
$320
New March 28! Type 1 Dies, Satiny Luster, Peripheral Gold, Accurately Graded, Twin Lakes Collection. A pleasing Type 1 San Francisco strike that features uniform satiny luster and active cartwheels. The untoned centers are nicely framed by a think peripheral gold ring. The Type 1 design hub resulted in more consistent strike than Type 2 design. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide. A pretty offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Standing Liberty 25C 1918D Standing Liberty 1918-D
AU55
PCGS
19749873

Choice HOLD
$225
New March 28! Popular Denver Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Rich Frosty Luster, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. GFRC images accurately captures the steely light gray surfaces with a hint of embedded gold. Frosty luster results from granular mint frosty that covers fields and devices. A choice example with unabraded surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Yet another great offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Standing Liberty 25C 1918S Standing Liberty 1918-S
AU55
PCGS
26301969

Choice HOLD
$145
New March 28! Scarce Date, Steely Gray Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. The 1918-S date is scarce in circulated grades with strike quality being the ongoing collection challenge. This lovely Twin Lakes Collection offerings sports steely gray coloring and frosty surfaces. Under a light source, mottled burnt gold coloring is revealed. The burnt gold coloring is accurately captured within GFRC images. A marvelously original example at a fair offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1919D Standing Liberty 1919-D
AU58
PCGS
16170344

Choice $1400 Low Mintage Date, Thick Frosty Luster, Speckled Light Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. GFRC customers are fortunate that the Twin Collection is divesting his Standing Liberty quarter collection with the many AU58 CAC approved offerings. This low mintage 1919 Denver strike is strictly original with thick frosty luster and cartwheels on both sides. A thin layer of speckled gold screams originality. I seen some faint rub on the eagle's upper left facing wing and not much else. Hope about treating yourself to a solidly original example for a personal collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval; the approval warrants a premium in today's market.
Standing Liberty 25C 1919D Standing Liberty 1919-D
AU55
PCGS
50029851

Choice HOLD
$1200
New March 28! Challenging Denver Date, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Light Rub, CAC Approval. Twin Lakes Collection. A little-saved Denver branch mint issue. This Twin Lakes Collection offering brings brilliant frosty luster and well preserved surfaces. The date punch is bold with only strike incompleteness on Liberty's head and two shield rivets near the waist. Essentially untoned with a hint of speckled ebony on the obverse. Ample mint frost and unabraded fields add to the overall eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1919S Standing Liberty 1919-S
AU55
PCGS
38006181

Choice $1150 New March 28! Challenging San Francisco Date, Bright Satiny Luster, Speckled Peripheral Gold, CAC Approval. Twin Lakes Collection. Satiny luster flows across smooth, unabraded fields and reasonably well-struck devices on this challenging 1919-S Standing Liberty quarter. The date punch is complete and partially rounded. Rub is limited to the high points including upper leg and on the lower shield rivets. A choice specimen that is pleasing for the grade, with excellent eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Yet another important offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Standing Liberty 25C 1920D Standing Liberty 1920-D
AU55
PCGS
20416526

Choice HOLD
$395
New March 28! Better Denver Date, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Super Eye Appeal, Twin Lakes Collection. Handling this Twin Lakes' 1920 Denver strike has been a real pleasure. This near-gem has it all. Let' start with brilliant frosty luster and light steely gray surfaces at first glance. A closer inspection reveals a light gold skin on the obverse. Cartwheels are vibrant and pleasing. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed little if and rub. A huge die crack connects the top of the date digits. Overall eye appeal is impressive and properly rewarded by a CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1920S Standing Liberty 1920-S
AU55
PCGS
21251035

Choice $260 New March 28! Old Time Greenish-Gray Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Old time originality is on full display with this 1920-S quarter. Satiny luster results from marginally eroded dies and resulting metal flow lines. Coloring is a greenish-gray that is accurately captured by GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.. Yet another AU55 CAC offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Standing Liberty 25C 1921 Standing Liberty 1921
AU55
PCGS
38006184

Choice HOLD
$1200
New March 28! Semi-Key Date, Satiny Luster, Pleasing Golden Coloring, Super Choice, Twin Lakes Collection. A wonderful 1921 Philadelphia strike with satiny luster and light golden toning that is a familiar sight for this date. The shield lines and rivets are fully defined. Liberty's temple and the 1 digt in the date show the usual weakness. Both dies are worn with metal flow lines in the fields. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Another important Twin Lakes Collection offering.
Standing Liberty 25C 1923S Standing Liberty 1923-S
AU55
PCGS
38006185

Choice $2300 New March 28! Key Date, Soft Satiny Luster, Light Rub, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A Standing Liberty quarter series key date and important offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. This scarce and desirable key date is one of just four dates in the series with a three-figure value in the G-4 column of the Red Book, and among those four are the rare 1916 and 1918/7-S issues. A truly remarkable example that becomes more elusive the farther up the grading scale one searches. Both sides exhibit soft satiny luster with moderate cartwheels. Fields and devices are entirely unabraded. Faint gold coloring has been amplified by GFRC photography. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1924 Standing Liberty 1924
AU55
PCGS
81182317

Choice $155 New March 28! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Untoned, Twin Lakes Collection. Eye catching frosty luster is the primary highlight of this CAC approved 1924 Standing Liberty quarter. Lots of eye appeal at a fair offer price from the Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25c 1924D Standing Liberty 1924-D
MS65
PCGS
28477721

Gem $525 Gem Original, Rich Frosty Light Gray Surfaces, Swirling Luster, Above Average Eye Appeal, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Exceptional luster and cartwheels are the hallmark of this light silver gray Liberty Standing quarter. A well struck example with all shield rivets evident and only Liberty's ear missing. GFRC images accurately capture strike and lustrous surfaces. A no question gem that was hand selected at the Chicago ANA show. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1924D Standing Liberty 1924-D
AU55
PCGS
24414656

Choice $285 New March 28! Wonderful Near-Gem, Granular Frosty Luster, Old Time Originality, Twin Lakes Collection. A near-gem original 1924 Denver strike that will please the most selective collector. Granular mint frost covers both sides. Light rub is limited to the highest wear points; those area are toned over to natural coloring of surrounding fields. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1924S Standing Liberty 1924-S
AU55
PCGS
20646245

Choice HOLD
$350
New March 28! Old Time Granular Frosty Luster, Conservative Grading, Near Full Head, Twin Lakes Collection. Another near-gem Twin Lakes Collection offering and essentially a twin to the 1924-D. Old time granular mint frosty is consistent on both sides. I could easily see this 1924-S quarter residing in an AU58 holder as rub is minimal. Liberty's head is close to full head designation though the lower shield rivets are missing. I would suggest that the 1924-D and 1924-S be purchased as a pair. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1925 Standing Liberty 1925
AU55
PCGS
21259070

Choice HOLD
$100
New March 28! Creamy Satiny Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. A common Philadelphia date but so well preserved and worthy of CAC approval. Satiny luster abounds from textured surfaces. The result is a light gold "creamy" appearance to the luster. Surfaces are entirely choice and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1926D Standing Liberty 1926-D
AU55
PCGS
38007008

Choice HOLD
$160
New March 28! Creamy Satiny Luster, Faint Gray Skin, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A well preserved 1926 Denver strike from the Twin Lakes Collection. Creamy satiny luster graces both sides. A faint gray skin validates the strict originality. Surfaces are unabraded and choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1927S Standing Liberty 1927-S
AU55
PCGS
18695055

Choice HOLD
$3400
New March 28! Key San Francisco Issue, Lustrous Frosty Cartwheels, Faint Rub, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. 1927 San Francisco strikes are one of the stoppers in a Mint State Standing Liberty quarter collection. The date has the lowest mintage of any Type 2 Standing Liberty quarter. It is only second lowest to the very rare 1916 date. Current Mint State pricing pushes many collectors to seek a more affordable option; attractive AU coins. This choice original AU example, displays substantial frosty luster swirling cartwheels. Light rub is evident on the shield, breast, and Liberty's leg. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A key date offering from the Twin Lakes Collection that warrants serious consideration. Please note the date takes a 50% price jump from AU55 CAC to AU58 CAC.
Standing Liberty 25C 1928 Standing Liberty 1928
AU55
PCGS
38007010

Choice HOLD
$110
New March 28! Satiny Surfaces, Subtle Rose-Gray Coloring, Well Preserved, Twin Lakes Collection. A wonderful 1928 Philadelphia strike with satiny luster and subtle rose-gray coloring. Surfaces are choice and well preserved. Housed iin PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1928D Standing Liberty 1928-D
AU55
PCGS
38007016

Choice HOLD
$110
New March 28! Rich Satiny Luster, Speckled Verdigris, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Awesome originality is at hand for this 1928 Denver strike. Luster is somewhere between satiny and frosty with considerable brilliance. Essentially a gem if not for one contact mark on the upper leg. Yet another strong offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1929 Standing Liberty 1929
AU58
PCGS
38007018

Choice $115 Faint Orange-Gold Patina, Granular Satiny Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. Light orange-gold patina covers both sides and nicely compliments the satiny luster and active cartwheels. Surfaces are choice with a granular texture resulting in the satiny luster. A full choice offering that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. From the Twin Lakes Collection.
Standing Liberty 25C 1929 Standing Liberty 1929
AU55
PCGS
21797538

Gem HOLD
$115
New March 28! Gem Original, Brilliant Steely Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Twin Lakes Collection. A gem 1929 Philadelphia strike that is perfectly balanced. One immediately notes the brilliant steely luster and bold strike, though not to full head designation. Surfaces a completely unabraded and so pleasing. Could easily be an AU58. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004-2005) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1929S Standing Liberty 1929-S
AU55
PCGS
24399498

Gem HOLD
$125
New March 28! Rich Frosty Luster, Mottled Ebony-Rose Toning, Heavy Die Polish Lines, Conservatively Graded, Twin Lakes Collection. A lucious gem that needs only a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Frosty luster is eye catching. Reverse fields are covered with die finishing lines. Mottled ebony-rose patina is a testament to the strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1930 Standing Liberty 1930
AU55
PCGS
18773663

Choice HOLD
$105
New March 28! Near-Gem Eye Appeal, Wonderful Satiny Mint Bloom, Light Rub, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Satiny mint bloom is most pleasing on this choice 1930 Philadelphia strike. A near-gem that was worthy of the CAC green bean. Conservative grading as housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
50 Cents
Flowing Hair 50C 1795 Flowing Hair 1795
F15
PCGS
38000196
O-110
Choice $3250 Near Gem at Grade, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Natural Gray-Gold Patina, CAC Approval. This classy 1795 O-110 Flowing Hair half dollar offers superior eye appeal with natural gray-gold surfaces and circulated cameo contrast. The O-110 die pairing is easily attributed by a stemless berry below the small eagle's tail feathers along with stars 1 and 2 being distance from the hair curls. GFRC images accurately capture the well preserved surfaces and overall appearance. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A 2019 Winter Baltimore show new purchase that will definitely please the selective collector.
Draped Bust 50C 1806/5 Draped Bust 1806/5
F12
NGC
2679748004
O-102
Choice $725 Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Great Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleasing Surfaces. 1806/5 O-102 with R3 rarity rating. A choice circulated example with nothing but honest wear and thick crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is well executed and uniform while the reverse strike is typical for the date. The residual undertype is evident within the "0" digit. An early die state example with no obverse die cracks. Accurately graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The combination of crusty originality and accurate grading warranted CAC approval. For collectors who love their early type with crusty surfacres. The lightling variations, especially on the reverse, are due to the half being positioned in a tilted manner in the NGC holder. Please be assured that toning color is consistent across both sides.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
Choice $750 New Images, December 9 2019 Price Reduction, Large Stars, 50/20C, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, CAC Approval. A transition year Turban Head bust half dollar for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with strictly original gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Wear points, that exhibit lighter toning, are nicely showcased by the medium gray fields. Strike is typical for the variety with the reverse being in a late die state. The residual 20 punch under 50 final punch diagnostic is obvious and listed on the PCGS holder. Under bright light the obverse turns to rose gray while the reverse offers blue hues. There is one fully toned over obverse line from Star 1 to the chin. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder and approved by CAC. Price at CDN CAC guide and fair value for the strict originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
EF45
PCGS
35001095
O-103
Choice $775 O-103, Gorgeous Early Date Capped Bust Half, Rose-Gray Centers, Aquamarine-Blue Peripheries, Residual satiny Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A wonderful 1809 Capped Bust half dollar offering for those who desire strict originality and attractive toning. This O-103 example is fully struck with deeply rounded stars and well impressed hair curls for the date; many 1809s will be found with weak obverse enter strikes. . Reverse strike is also 95% complete with just a touch of weakness at the upper left facing wing. Both obverse and reverse are toned with similar patterns. Centers have a rose-gray coloring that is surrounded by a ring of aquamarine-blue at the peripheries. There is ample reisdual satiny luster to make bright light viewing a thoroughly pleasing event. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. A gorgeous type coin possibility or for those collectors who wish to acquire superior examples of the early Capped Bust half dollar dates. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 1810
AU53
PCGS
13168541
O-102
Choice $1100 Choice Original Early Strike, Golden Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Union Bridge Collection. The 1810 Capped Bust half dollar date contains no rare die pairings or overdates. However, this early date is pursued by collectors, especially those with choice original surfaces and/or full strikes. The Union Bridge Collection is back with a new consignment that consists of three CAC approved early types coins. This 1810 O-102 half offers old time golden-gray surfaces along with residual frosty luster. Originality is unquestionable and worthy of its CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder and an ideal candidate for higher circulated grade Capped Bust date set. Try building the date set with only CAC approved coins for a higher degree of difficulty.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 1810
VF35
PCGS
33105066
O-101
Choice $385 Overton 101, Choice Original Surfaces, Lovely Olive-Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. Let’s start the description for this most attractive 1810 O-101 offering with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? How about choice original surfaces that are essentially blemish free. Toning is a pretty olive-gray during photography and in hand viewing. Under a light source, residual orange gold luster is most evident and pleasing. Fields have a steely texture which I thoroughly enjoy on early Capped Bust halves. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful new offering from the West Texas Collection that should receive special consideration.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 1811
Small 8
AU58
PCGS
83518441
O-110
Gem $2750 O-110, Small 8, Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose Centers, Peripheral Sky Blue, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A gem original offering of early half dollar Federal coinage. This 1811 O-110 strike provides expectional eye appeal including satiny cartwheel luster and well balanced rose center coupled with sky blue peripheral toning. Well struck on both sides. In hand viewing is strongly suggested as GFRC images are unable to capture the cartwheel luster. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU58
PCGS
25629480
O-105a
Gem $2500 Better Overton 105a Variety, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Paper Envelope Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Late Die State. By now, GFRC customers and clients well recognize that I'm a fan of strict originalty and crusty gray toning. So when this 1812 O-105a R2 Capped Bust half walked up to the GFRC Baltimore table, it was not a difficult decision to add to inventory. Yes, there are many Capped Bust halves on the market, at any one time, therefore the challenge is only selecting the absolute best possible preserved examples. This is more enjoyable than being a value dealer moving average coins at below price guide numbers. Now that the preamble is done, let's consider this gem 1812 half. Surfaces are coverd a uniform crusty gray patina that is typical of years spent in an old paper 2x2 envelope. Under the toning is plenty of satiny cartwheel luster that generates a golden brown glow under a light source. This silver piece looks like it left the screw press and went into an envelope and stay there for years. There are no blemishes on late die state surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For the selective collector who appreciates originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU58
PCGS
36054434
O-105
Choice $2150 O-105, Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Blue, Rose and Gold Toning, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Well Above Average Eye Appeal. GFRC is pleased to be offering this exceptional 1812 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar that will please the most selective collector. Obverse and reverse toning are fully natural and most pleasing. Let's start with the obverse. In hand appearence is that of intermixed gray and aquamarine with the latter being more prevalent surrounding the date. Bright light viewing melts the darker colors and exposes yellow gold throughout the right stars and date punch. Reverse eye appeal is even more stunning than the obverse. A rose center is surrounded by sky blues along with a faint band of gold at the denticles. The sky blues appears as aquamarine on the GFRC images. This is another case of where in hand viewing at a coin show will be necessary for a sale else collectors trust this enthusiastic description. Grading is accurate as there is faint rub in the highest points. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
AU58
PCGS
21743366
O-103
Gem $2355 O-103, Gem Original, Stunning Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Faint Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Accurately Graded. A marvelous 1814 O-103 Capped Bust half dollar offering that will please the most selective collector. Rich frosty cartwheel luster drips off the surfaces and is exceptional. A faint natural rose skin covers both sides and validates the perfectly original surfaces. The O-103 die pairing is in a late die state with heavy die metal erosion and severe obverse die clashing. A bold die break from eagle's left wing to the scroll easily identifies the die variety. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with CAC approval. A superior offering from the Opsrey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1823 Capped Bust 1823
AU55
PCGS
9207101
O-103
Gem HOLD
$1100
Gem Original, Incredible Eye Appeal, Aquamarine-Gold Peripheral Toning, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. Incredible eye appeal is at hand with this 1823 O-103 Capped Bust half dollar offering. A no question Gem with brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. The deep aquamarine-gold peripheral toning melts away during bright light inspection to review burnt gold, blues, and greens. A well struck example with limited weakness on left facing eagle claws. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. GFRC images accurately capture surfaces and coloring. Definitely a WOW coin that will please the buyer for many years.
Capped Bust 50C 1823 Capped Bust 1823
Broken 3
VF25
PCGS OGH
4798145
O-101
Choice HOLD
$525
Broken 3, Gret Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. A strong 1823 O-101 Broken 3 offering with uniform gray base patina and darker shades outlining all the devices. Old time toning is consistent between obverse and reverse and was rewarded with CAC approval. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC green bean sticker. Just another quality new offering from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1825 Capped Bust 1825
EF45
PCGS
33105078
O-105
Choice $375 Attractive Steely Gray Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. An attractive 1825 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar offering with steely gray patina on both sides plus darker shades at the periphery. A no question choice original example with naturally toned surfaces. Strike, though not fully complete, is still bold and eye catching. Bright light examination reveals ample residual luster for the grade. There are no abrasions worthy of mention. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality consignment from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 1826
AU55
PCGS OGH
9976470
O-105
Gem $775 GFRC Buyout & Price Reduction, Better Overton Variety, Gem Original, Steely/Satiny Luster, Well Struck, Peripheral Ebony Toning, Port Matilda Collection . A visual striking 1825 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar and better die pairing to consider. I'm a junky for old tiime thick crusty toning on early silver type coins. But the toning must be well balanced between center to edge. A gem original example with no blemishes whatsoever. Shimmering luster borders between steely and satiny with active cartwheels under a light source. Gray-rose center luster transitions to mottled ebony at the peripheries. Obverse strike is complete with nicely rounded stars but the reverse lacks some definition at the denominations. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 old green holder and worthy of a GFRC gem quality rating as I love the overall eye appeal and pristine surfaces. Recent buy-out from consignor with reduction pricing that is most attractive for the eye appeal.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
Sq Base 2
AU55
NGC
2655550007
O-138
Choice $750 Choice Crusty Original, Accurately Graded. The 1827 Capped Bust date can be both overwhelming and challenging for die variety collecting. O-138 examples, with parallel die lines above Liberty's cap, are rated R4. The BustHalfAddict.com website indicates, "Generally a tougher marriage with MS64 at the head of a small group of MS specimens. AU's are generally tough as well." Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina. I could not find any blemishes to complain about. Please note that the darker surfaces on Liberty's check is crusty toning and not a blemish. Housed in newer NGC holder. CAC approval is fully warranted due to the perfectly natural surfaces.
Capped Bust 50C 1829/7 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 1831 Capped Bust 1831
AU53
PCGS
31689942
O-105
Choice $485 Choice Original, Beautiful Bright Light Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. Even olive gray in hand appearance gives way to gorgeous blue and rose during bright light viewing. This is a perfect original Capped Bust half dollar with choice surfaces. Also a better Overton variety within the omnipresent 1831 mintage. Ideal as a type coin and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is obviously warranted.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
EF45
PCGS
32254099
O-103
Choice $295 Crusty Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . A crusty original example that offers blemish free surfaces. Thick gun metal gray patina coveres both obverse and reverse exactly as one would expect from an 180 year old silver piece with some light circulation. Recut upright of 5 digit in denomination designates the O-103 variety. Housed in 2015 styled PCGS PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
EF45
PCGS
33105084
O-113
Choice $450 Challenging O-113 R4 DieVariety, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gun Metal Gray and Rose Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. 1831 dated Capped Bust strikes are readily available in the marketplace. Collectors may wish to focus on acquiring the best value for their money. This Overton 113 offers an R4 rarity rating and strictly original surfaces covered with gun metal gray patina on the obverse and rich rose-gold on the reverse. Bright light inspection releases plenty of reverse residual luster as the patina is more transparent than the obverse. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another offering from the personal West Texas Collection for fans of crusty original silver type coinage.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Small Letters
AU55
PCGS
36266064
O-110
Choice $495 O-110, Small Letters, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Just back from fresh PCGS grading and CAC approval after being cracked out of old white ANACS holder. GFRC has done all the heavy lifting for the new owner! Surfaces are 100% naturally toned and choice without blemishes. Crusty gray, brown and gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse is mostly copper gold at the periphery. Adding a light source shifts the obverse coloring to blues and browns over frosty fields while dirty golden gray dominates the reverse. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Old time quality from the Burchs Creek collection as off the market since early 1990s.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Small Letters
AU53
PCGS
36266065
O-112
Choice $425 O-112, Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Burch Creek Collection. A perfectly original O-112 example with choice surfaces and crusty olive-gray patina along with traces of vedigris in protected areas. Bright light viewing exposes some blue hues at the obverse periphery otherwise the surfaces remains mostly an olive texture. Surfaces are blemish free other than a fully toned over mark in the upper right reverse field that is inconsequential. Freshly graded at PCGS along with CAC approval after being cracked out from old white ANACS holder. Another quality Capped Bust half from the Burchs Creek Collection that seeks a appreciative home.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Large Date, Small Letters
EF45
PCGS
20283007
O-107
Choice $275 Choice Original, Old Album Gray and Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. Old time original toning is the highlight of this 1834 Capped Bust half. Gray shades are overlaid on top of a base layer of golden hues that are evident surrounding the obverse stars and reverse legend. A strong strike with entirely blemish free surfaces. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the strict originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
AU50
PCGS
24070467

Choice HOLD
$405
Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An important piece of America history given that Texas had declared itself an independeant republic in March of that year followed by the Alamo battle on March 6. This antique piece is a perfectly original Capped Bust half dollar with CAC approval. Accurately graded with light honest wear and no distractions. Obverse is well struck while the reverse has weakness at the scroll. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The PCGS blue label reads, "Lettered Edge". A quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Reeded Edge
VF35
PCGS
82485429
GR-11
Choice $385 R-5 Die Variety, Crusty Original Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A splendid example of the GR-11, Obverse 8 and Reverse J die pairing that is consider an R5 variety. Unknown if mint state and rare in EF or better. This PCGS VF35 graded example is certainly choice original with thick crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with all stars centrils connect and deeply impressed hair curls. Strike uniformity of the reverse is also excellent. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important variety also two year type coin (1836-1837) with 50 CENTS on the reverse.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 1838
EF45
PCGS
38781047

Choice HOLD
$335
New March 21! Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. My favorite Capped Bust half dollar design has to be the Reeded Edge, a early Christian Gobrecht engraving per the traditional William Kneass Capped Bust design. The design is both elegant and powerful. This 1838 example was added to GFRC inventory for its natural eye appeal and strictly original surfaces. A coin of this quality will always be under demand, especially with a CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 1838
Reeded Edge
MS62
PCGS
37083786
GR-13
Choice $1950 Reeded Edge Type, Pleasing Frosty Cartwheels, Near Gem Original Surface, Gray-Rose and Olive Patina, Old Time Eye Appeal. A near gem original 1838 GR-13 offering with pleasing frosty cartwheels and unabraded surfaces. Mint frost is evident throughout the obverse and reverse leading to a satisfying viewing experience due to uninterrupted luster. Fields are unabraded. Darker gray patina with embedded gold, rose and some olive shades cover the obverse while the reverse is a lustrous yellow gold and olive. A bold reverse die crack proceeds from HALF in a clockwise direction up through the olive leaves connecting all of UNITED STATES OF before terminating at the A in AMERICA. This same reverse is used again during the GR-14 die pairing. Care must be given to GR-13 vs. GR-14 attributions based on several subtle obverse difference. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Being a fan of strictly original surfaces, this lovely 1838 Reeded Edge spoke to my at the 2019 Summer Baltimore and wished to be part of GFRC inventory. This offering will also fit well in your type set collection.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
Drapery
AU55+
PCGS
85740346

Choice $1325 Drapery, Choice Original, Olive Gray Patina, Golden Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. A choice original example with light olive gray patina during in hand inspection. Adding a light source unleashes golden hues that are bold and more prevalent on the reverse. Fields are lightly mirrored resulting in sharp reflective luster. Strike is typical with a few of the upper stars lacking connected centrils. I'm comfortable with the assigned AU55+ grade as there is faint rub on the left facing breast and lower leg. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Attributing With Drapery 1839 halves is difficult as date positions are very similar between WB-5, WB-6 and WB-7 along with few die markers. The three die pairings are consistently listed as R3 rarity.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
38087779
WB-4
Choice $925 No Drapery Design Type, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. Liberty Seated half dollar collectors should pay special attention to the 1839 No Drapery Liberty Seated half offering. Firstly, this piece is the only CAC approved example at the VF30 grade level. Second is the choice original surfaces that are toned with crusty gray patina and embedded olive hues. The third important point is the position on the pricing curve. Retail prices quickly double in EF and again in choice AU. A quality piece that would fit well in a circulated EF date and mint mark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide price is $975 as a reference point.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
With Drapery
EF40
PCGS
25152954
WB-5
Choice New Price
HOLD
$425
New March 5! Popular With Drapery Design, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Conservative Grading, Upstate New York Collection. GFRC Consignor Buy-out! "Crusty" is the operative word to described this strictly original 1839 Drapery Seated half dollar. Surfaces are covered with a uniform gun-metal gray patina that also contains embedded gold towards the peripheries. Very well struck for an 1839 half with nearly all lower reverse eagle device details being defined. Conservatively graded as I would be comfortable with an EF45 certification. This old time original half deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU58
PCGS
84766502
WB-8
Choice $1295 Early New Orleans Strike, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Uniform Light Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Cracked Reverse, Pleasing Eye Appeal. A wonderful 1841 New Orleans struck half dollar that belongs in a serious advanced collection. This offering is the WB-8 die variety as confirmed by the thick die crack from from left claws down through H(A)LF andf then rim. A no question choice original example with semi-transparent gray patina with embedded gold that becomes pronounced under a bright light. The WB-8 die pairing features a softly struck obverse but with complete device details included all stars having connected centrils and fully rounded. Surfaces are choice and blemish free. Cartwheel luster is closer to satiny texture. Overall eye appeal is well above average and will please the most selective collector. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval is definitely warranted. A premium Liberty Seated half dollar at the AU58 grade level.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 1841-O
VF30
PCGS
33142209
WB-3
Choice $260 New March 15! Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Typical WB-3 Strike, Port Matilda Collection. The Port Matilda Collection is back with a perfectly original 1841-O Liberty Seated dollar with choice surfaces. Natural crusty gray patina uniformly covers both sides. The WB-3 die pairing is always found with missing eagle neck feathers and weak strikes. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Small Date, Rev 1839
EF45
PCGS
38941287

Choice HOLD
$5500
New April 3! Rare Small Date Grade, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Peripheral Golden Highlights, CAC Approval. A scarce and important Red Book variety that is always in demand by Seated half collectors. PCGS population is seven in EF45 but most of these are not "choice". CAC has approved a single EF45 example (this offering) along with a single specimen at the AU53 and AU55 grades. Collectors who desire choice original examples must compete for the few circulated examples that survive. This well preserved survivor features attractive gun metal gray patina with peripheral gold highlights. A bit of steely mint luster remains. There are no marks or other distractions of significance for the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1844O Seated 1844-O
Double Date
VG08
PCGS
18715996
WB-22
Choice $1195 WB-22, Popular Double Date, Choice Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Accrately Graded. 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - It is always a pleasure to stock the popular 1844-O Doubled Date in stock especially when in mid circulated grades and affordable to a wide range of collectors. This VG08 example features honest wear and natural toned medium gray surfaces. Regardless of the lower grade, the eye appeal is pleasing due to darker hues outlining the stars, legend and major devices. The date doubling is crisp and easily seen without a loupe. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with CAC approval and perfect for the collector who wishes to add this variety to a circulated grade Seated half dollar date and mintmark set. Please note the white lines/haze on upper left obverse by Liberty's face are on the holder and not on the coin. There was too much holder haze to attempt to edit out of the image.
Seated 50C 1850 Seated 1850
AU58
NGC
3441643001
WB-4
Choice $2600 New March 22! Scarce Philadelphia Date, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. Exceptional eye appeal is on full display with this semi-key date 1850 Seated half. A no question challenging date in the Liberty Seated half dollar series due to significant melting prior to the reduction of silver planchet weight during 1853. Given the profit potential of silver arbitrage from larger denomination silver U.S. coins, many issues from 1850 through 1852 were exported and melted leaving few choice survivors for modern day collectors. We are fortunate that this near-gem survived. Lightly mirrored fields offer sharp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Mottled center rose and peripheral blues are the primary toning colors. Strike is fully executed on both sides. The WB-4 obverse is rusted throughout the Liberty device which adds further charm. It is recognized that the asking price is strong, however I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this piece might be the finest on the planet. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
AU55
PCGS
80563909

Choice New Price
$425
Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Choice Original, Transparent Gray-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. 1854 New Orleans struck Seated halves are typically found with bold heavy strikes including halo'ing of the stars. This offering falls into that category with a hammered strike and considerable mint frost in the protected areas that include gown folds, shield lines and eagle feathers. The result is a thick frosty cartwheel luster when viewed under a light source. Surrounds are covered with a dirty gray-gold skin that validates the strict originality. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever and a few reverse die cracks that were difficult to match with those in the Bugert Federal Register. Housed in 2015 Gen 6.0 PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
EF40
PCGS
28205597
WB-36
Choice $225 New March 25! Choice Original, Light Gray Toning, Residual Steely Luster, Poor Man's Collection. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this perfectly original 1854-O WB-36 half. This offering is yet another choice Poor Man's Collection example with natural surfaces and no abrasions. GFRC images accurately capture coloring and strike. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 50C 1855/54 Seated 1855/54
With Arrows
VF35
PCGS
36932482
WB-102 FS-301
Choice $625 Popular 1855/54 Overdate, With Arrows Type, Thick Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Low CAC Population, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection . The 1855/54 overdate is about two to three times as rare as the normal 1855 With Arrows date. CAC population report indicates only eleven examples approved in all grades. How about that for scarcity? This is the first CAC approved example handled by GFRC and what a why to get started. A crusty original example with thick olive-gray patina on both sides. Strike is typical with weakness on the lower reverse and on the upper stars. There is a mark across Liberty's head that is ancient and completely toned over. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A quality Dansco selection from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
18662978
WB-16
Choice $495 Choice Original, Attractive Toning, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Burnt golden patina and satiny luster are the primary highlights of this pleasing 1855-O half dollar. Purchased directly by Newtown from GFRC and now back on the market. Some strike weakness is typical for the New Orleans mint in the 1855 timeframe. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with a single faint line in the obverse right field being visible during bright light inspection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An eye appealing Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collectors that warrants close inspection. This piece would fit nicely into a new starter date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 1856-O
EF45
PCGS
36937417

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

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

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

Original $310 Strictly Original, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Why is this strictly original 1858 half with CAC approval only assigned an Original quality rating you might ask? This Seated half is definitely original and accurately graded with only one obverse field blemish that is fully toned over. I've held this piece back from a Choice rating due to strike. If the obverse strike was stronger, then a higher rating might be appropriate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1859O Seated 1859-O
EF45
PCGS
28885062

Gem HOLD
$225
New March 25! Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Mirrored Fields, Poor Man's Collection. This 1859 New Orleans strike is one of the Poor Man's Collection highlights. I love the well balanced eye appeal and unabraded light gray surfaces. GFRC images accurately this coin's beauty and quality. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 1860-O
EF45
PCGS
26394218

Choice $240 New March 25! Antique Golden-Gray Surfaces, Residual Frosty Luster, So Choice, CAC Approval, Poor Man's Collection. A well preserved 1860 New Orleans strike that offers choice surfaces that is reflective of the Poor Man's Collection. This lovely half is covered with a uniform layer of golden-gray patina. I see lots of residual frosty luster during bright light inspection. Strike is complete. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this one!
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 1861-O
AU58
PCGS
29863528
W-4
Choice HOLD
$1050
New March 24! Louisiana Administration, W-4 Die Pairing, Thick Crusty Olive-Gold Patina, CAC Approved, Twin Lakes Collection. The W-4 die pairing struck the second lot of Louisiana Administration Seated halves at the New Orleans mint during February 1861. The W-4 die pairing results from a fresh Obverse 2 paired with the same reverse die used for W-3 strikes. The reverse die develops die cracks at the legend with those at ST(ATES) being the W-4 diagnostic along with obverse date position and weakness at Liberty's foot. The offered example is significant among those extant; a choice original specimen covered with thick crusty olive-gold patina. The PCGS certified AU58 grade accurately reflect preservation state with faint rub at the lower leg. Bright light inspection is an absolute joy as the fields are mirrored and offer reflective luster. The crusty patina simple melts away to expose light gray centers and orange-gold peripheries. Strike is better than average for a the W-4 die pairing with complete reverse devices and only star 8 lacking connect centrils. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram 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 1869 Seated 1869
EF45
PCGS
26529655

Choice HOLD
$325
New March 25! Near-Gem, Superb Eye Appeal, JUST BUY IT NOW, Poor Man's Collection. A wicked nice 1869 Seated half that is an immediately JUST BUY IT NOW. Please have a close look at the GFRC high resolution images to catch my point…. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1873CC Seated 1873-CC
No Arrows
VG10
PCGS
24068702
WB-1
Choice $1100 New March 25! No Arrows, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Well Worn Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Poor Man's Collection. The 1873-CC No Arrows half dollar is missing in most collections and is consistently popular. Mintage is 122,500 but conditions in the early America Wild West resulted in few choice survivors. This choice example manage to survive years in circulation without being mishandled. A thick crusty gray patina covers unabraded surfaces. CAC approval in all grades is 30 pieces; few to go around to the many collectors of the Liberty Seated half dollar series. The Poor Man's Collection is divesting a top quality example that should be immediately purchases. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder wiith CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1873CC Seated 1873-CC
With Arrows
EF45
PCGS
11946612
WB-4
Choice HOLD
$3300
New March 19! Scarce Carson City With Arrows Date, Thick Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, CAC Approval. Crusty is the operative word for this important 1873-CC With Arrows offering. Both sides are covered with the same natural gray-olive skin with steely fields peeking through the obverse patina. Reverse toning is especially thick. Strike is completely executed. Let's remember that this offering is a Carson city issue with mintage of only 214,560. Nearly all entered circulation and are found today with one issue or another. Not this example. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1874 Seated 1874
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS OGH
8345322

Choice $575 Steely Reflective Mirrors, Faint Mottled Rose-Gold, Excellent With Arrow Type Candidate, Conservative Grading. How I wish more Liberty Seated half dollar survivors could possess the antique eye appeal of this 1874 With Arrows offering. Surfaces are colored a light steel gray with mottled rose-gold towards the peripheries. Reflective luster results from steely mirrored fields. A fully struck example and nicely balanced as a superior type coin candidate. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with CAC approval. This offering is well above average and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation.
Seated 50C 1874 Seated 1874
With Arrows
EF45
PCGS
30908771

Choice HOLD
$385
New March 25! With Arrows, Classic Steely Grey Eye Appeal, Choice Surfaces, Poor Man's Collection. The Poor Man's Collection Seated half dollar offerings come to a close with this magnificent 1874 dated example. Classic steely gray fields are enticing, especially when viewed under a light source. Coloring shifts to light rose over moderately mirrored surfaces. An unabraded example that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1876 Seated 1876
MS62
PCGS
2646431

Choice $950 Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Seal Beach Collection. This Seated half from the Centennial year exhibits smooth and brilliant surfaces, bright and silver-toned but with just enough antique finish to assure originality. The obverse stars and reverse rim are more deeply toned with shades of russet, crimson, and blue-green. The Wiley-Bugert reference notes strong strikes for this issue, are that is certainly the case here with sharp detail throughout. The CAC certification attest to the overall eye appeal, and next owner will be equally pleased. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder, and from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1884 Seated 1884
MS63
PCGS
4748267

Choice $2500 Tiny Mintage, Fantastic Eye Appeal, Mirrored Fields, Peripheral Burnt Gold, Newtown Collection. Burnt-gold peripheral toning fills the borders of this semiprooflike 1884 Liberty Seated half. Strike is hammered and a deeply struck representative of this scarce date. The obverse field shows a few stray micro lines with the reverse is well-preserved and unabraded. From a mintage of only 4,400 pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. A superb duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection. Last sold as Heritage Lot #4442 during June 2018 for $2520.
Seated 50C 1886 Seated 1886
AU55
NGC
1936811004

Choice $1500 Tiny Mintage, Rarest Philadelphia Mint Strike, Steely Luster, Natural Gray Patina, CAC Approval. Tiny mintage of 5,000 pieces and continually challenging for Liberty Seated half dollar collectors. This well preserved example offers natural gray patina and steely fields. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 50C 1888 Seated 1888
VF30
PCGS
37310794

Choice $950 New February 14! Low Mintage Issue, Natural Gray Patina, Accurately Grade, CAC Approval. A scarce late date Philadelphia issue with mintage of only 12,000. Surfaces are toned over with natural gray coloring that collectors strive to locate as a witness to strict originality. Fields are most pleasing with just a few ancient micro ticks that are consistent with the assigned grade. One of two approved by CAC at the VF30 grade level. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1890 Seated 1890
MS65
PCGS
25010814

Gem $4500 Low Mintage Date, Gem Original Preservation, Watery Mirrored Fields, Multi Color Toning, An Important Opportunity.. 1890 brought the last of the low-mintage half dollar years as a result of the Bland-Allison Act of 1878, which shifted much of the Mint's production capacity from minor denominations to Morgan dollars. Only 12,000 1890 halves were struck at the Philadelphia mint. This Gem example is scarce with only four MS65s with CAC approval. The design elements are fully struck. Watery mirrored fields complement the original multicolor toning that delivers exceptional visual appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval. An offering for the most advanced Liberty Seated half dollars sets under construction.
Barber 50C 1897S Barber 1897-S
AU55
PCGS
36483853

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

Choice $500 Sharp Steely Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gold Toning. Cartwheels galore are at hand on this most attractive 1901 Barber half. A strong candidate for a type set. Steely in combination with frosty are the terms that come to mind when viewing this piece under a light source. Surfaces have a micro granular texture that emits frosty like luster. The cartwheels are incredible active as if viewing a polished piece of steel. I hope these comments will help with the visualization since GFRC images are better suited for accurate coloring. Coloring is a light gold with faint aquamarine hues. These have been amplified by my Nikon camera; therefore please note this fact when viewing the images. A choice pleasing example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1905 Barber 1905
AU55
PCGS
34376694

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

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

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

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

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

Gem $900 Antietam Civil War Battle Commemorative, Superb Gem Original, Old Mint Holder Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1937 Antietam Civil War half dollar commemorative is popular with collectors. The original mintage was 50,028 coins although 32,000 were melted as unsold. Therefore the surviving mintage distributed to collectors is only 18,028. Most surviving examples will grade in the MS63 to MS66 range. This offering is well above average with old mintage holder paper toning that is quite evident on the reverse. Frosty cartwheel luster is brilliant and swirling when viewed under a light source. A superior example that is fairly graded as MS66+ and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1939 Seated 1939
AU53
PCGS
25312262

Choice $775 New March 25! With Drapery Type Coin, Choice Original, Light Olive/Gray, Lustrous, Consertive Grading, Poor Man's Collection. A half year type coin during 1839 as mintage included both No Drapery and With Drapery master hub designs. This With Drapery example is fully choice and would easily compliment an advanced collection. Surfaces are covered with transparent uniform olive gray patina. Viewing this piece under a light source activates plenty of remaining luster and a reverse cartwheel effect. Frankly, I believe this 1839 half is conservatively graded from a wear perspective. Strike is a tad weak at the gown line and breasts along with lower left eagle leg on the reverse. The assigned AU53 grade probably comprehends this weakness. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder and about as original as one could ever expect. CAC approval is definitely warranted.
Walking Liberty 50C 1944S Walking Liberty 1944-S
MS64
PCGS
36048730

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

Gem $295 Booker T Washington, Superb Gem Original, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Incredible Preservation State . A magnificent 1946 Booker T. Washinton commemorative housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder to consider. A superb gem example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is covered with rich rose-gold and aquamarine colors while the reverse glows with fiery rose-gold when any light source is added. CAC approval is icing on the cake. For collectors who desire wildly toned coins.
1 Dollar
Seated $1 1841 Seated 1841
MS63
PCGS
37334005

Choice $10250 New March 2! Near-Gem Original, Chrome-Gray Patina, Steely Fields, Old Time Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. GFRC dug this wonderful 1841 Liberty Seated dollar out of a wholesaler's box at the 2020 Atlanta ANA show. There was no question that adding this near-gem to inventory was a foregone conclusion if competitive pricing could be worked out. This I did and thrilled to be offering this specimen to clients. An early American artifact with well preserved surfaces covered with a thin chrome-gray patina that allows uninterrupted steely luster during bright light inspection. As usual, GFRC photography amplifies the reverse toning streak. The obverse is fully struck with bold head details and high relief stars. Some reverse weakness is present at the upper left facing wing. If building a superior set of Seated dollars, please given this special offering consideration. Dan White and I both loved this one at first sight; a tough audience to please! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. As a reference, CDN CAC guide is $10,500.
Seated $1 1844 Seated 1844
AU55
PCGS
33605898

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

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

Gem $5800 Rare Date, Gem at Grade, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. A marvelous 1850 gem from a tiny mintage of 7,500 pieces. Mirrored fields are covered with gun metal gray-blue patina. Bright light viewing exposes peripheral gold and center rose. An offering from the true Liberty Seated dollar connoisseur. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. Part of the Dan White Liberty Seated Dollar Collection that is presently being divested.
Seated $1 1853 Seated 1853
MS64
PCGS
3669930

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

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

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

Choice $1200 Popular Type Coin, Steely Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Gray-Gold Patina, Near-Gem at Grade. Let's start the description for this near-gem 1860-O Seated dollar with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I'm sitting at the GFRC desk and viewing this piece under a bright light. What fun! Fields are fully unabraded and appear as steely mirrors with reflective luster. The mostly in hand gray-rose obverse transitions to lavender and gold. Reverse remains mostly gun metal gray with some orange-gold on the lower portion. This 1860-O is well above average for surfaces and eye appeal. It should please the most selective collectors in the audience! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1870CC Seated 1870-CC
F15
PCGS
10730739

Choice $2250 Affordable Carson City Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Mintage of only 12,462 as the Carson City mint initiated production during 1870. A popular and affordable Carson City dollar date for type. This survivor exhibits honestly worn surfaces along with natural gun metal gray patina. Rims and surfaces are free of any distracting abraisions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. From the Dan White Collection of Liberty Seated dollar being divested via GFRC.
Trade $1 1874 Trade 1874
AU58
PCGS
27461036

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

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

Gem $285 Vivid Rose, Blues, Aquamarine, Mirrored Surfaces, Cartwheel Luster. Being selective on toned Morgans is standard operating procedure at GFRC. Getting them to photograph properly is a significant challenge with many attempts to remove lighting reflections. I'm finally pleased with these images. Toning is multicolor rainbow with gold, rose and blues on the obverse and aquamarine and gold on the reverse. Many 1880 San Francisco examples come lightly PL as is the case with this example. Under bright light, the PL surfaces accentuate the colorful toning and adds a new dimension of enjoyment. As one would expect from an MS65 graded piece, the fields and main devices are blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan 1885
MS65
PCGS
3746922

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

Gem $535 Incredible Dual Sided Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded. Radiant luster energies the multicolor patina on this attractive specimen. Coloring is dominated by aquamarine, teal, and rose with some gold intermixed on the reverse. Housed in new NGC holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to combination of eye appeal and originality. Overall a very attractive double sided toner for the advanced collector. Price reduction on May 1.
Peace $1 1922 Peace 1922
MS64
PCGS
80877461

Gem HOLD
$1580
Gem Original, Exceptional Dual Sided Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Little needs to be said as the GFRC images speak for themselves. Housed in 2015 PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Pure eye candy from the Seal Beach Collection.
Peace $1 1922D Peace 1922-D
MS65
PCGS
29271180

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

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

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

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

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

Choice $825 New March 3! Scarce Type 2 $1 Gold, Popular AU58 Grade, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Yellow-Gold Coloring, Near-Gem Original!. A "Wow" Type 2 Indian Princess $1 gold piece that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Brilliant yellow-gold luster sparkles during a wholesale buying bright light inspection and screamed "add me to inventory." Strike is completed executed from aging dies. In particular, excessive obverse die pitting surrounds the obverse legend. I can just imagine the die steel flaking away with successive strikes. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The NGC label reads TYPE 2 AU58. The AU58 CAC market is hot due to registry set fever; I don't expect this near-gem to be around for long.
Gold G$1 1855
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU58
NGC
4824954002

Choice $800 New March 3! Scarce Type 2 $1 Gold, Popular AU58 Grade, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Choice Original!. Yet another choice original Type 2 Indian Princess that appeared on the Atlanta ANA bourse and was scooped up by the vast GFRC staff. A lovely example with coloring that is closer to greenish-gold. Unabraded surfaces retains considerable mint frost. Bright light inspection reveals frosty luster with active cartwheels. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The NGC label reads TYPE 2 AU58. .
Gold G$1 1855
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU58
NGC
671003001

Choice $825 New March 3! Scarce Type 2 $1 Gold, Popular AU58 Grade, CAC Approval, Light Copper-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck. Type 2 Indian Princess gold dollars are constantly popular as a two year type. Though TPG certified populations are high, locating choice examples takes considerable patience. This choice 1855 example would fit nicely into an AU58 or MInt State centric type set. Coloring is attractive orange-gold with variegated patina that screams originality. Die clashing is obvious on both sides. Strike features the typical weakness on 1(8)55. The market for AU58 CAC coins is presently active and best to not wait long when nice Type 2's appear. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1855-O
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU58
NGC
5742346007

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

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

Gem $925 Tiny Mintage, Choice Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . What is there not to like about this 1886 gold dollar? Let's start with a tiny mintage of 5,000 pieces. Then there is conservative grading and CAC approval at the MS63 grade level. How about frosty cartwheel luster that just radiates off the obverse and reverse surfaces? Bottomline, this is a gem example at the assigned NGC grade and worthy of the asking price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$10 1855
Liberty
AU58
NGC
5742323009

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

Gem $6250 Gem Original, Two in MS63+, Ten Finer, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Bold Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A gem original 1878 $10 Philadelpha eagle strike that offers thick frosty luster. Surfaces are evenly toned a greenish gold with mint frost throughout the fields and devices. Under a light source, cartwheels are active on both sides. Obverse surface abrasions are consistent with the grade. I've assigned a gem quality rating due to the superior eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An remarkable Liberty $10 eagle offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1881
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS67+
NGC
4627252005

Gem $3695 New April 3! Exceptional Type 3 Indian Princess, Incredible Frosty Luster and Cartwheels, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. An exceptional 1881 Type 3 $1 Indian Princess from a tiny mintage of 7,620. I swear this little superb gem had just fallen off the minting press! Mint bloom is frosty with lightly mirrored fields. Swirling this piece under a light source results in a center reflective "halo" around the 'Princess" which is subsequently surrounded by faint rose gold out to the rims. This visual effect is captured within the GFRC images. Fully struck and 100% unabraded as would be expected for the assigned grade level. If I could live a second life, having a shot at collecting beautiful early U.S. gold would be a priority. Housed in new NGC large font holder with CAC approval. Another superb offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1893-O
Liberty
MS61
NGC
3939101001

Choice HOLD
$1540
Low Mintage Issue, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Silky Luster, Choice for Grade, CAC Approval. Welcome to the 1893 New Orleans $10 eagle gold issue. This is an interesting date considering the low mintage of only 17,000 pieces. Availability has increased during the past several decades due to hoards reaching the market place. Piece from the those hoards are typically abraded. PCGS population currently standards at 133 at the MS61 grade level with another 169 at MS62 level. The certified population drops like a rock at MS63 with only thirteen graded. The challenge for collectors is locating choice example at the MS61-MS62 grade level. This means CAC approval and why GFRC added this choice example to inventory at the 2020 FUN show. CAC has approved a tiny fraction of those graded at PCGS and NGC; only eleven at MS61 grade. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the eleven for your consideration. Regardless of the assigned grade, the fields a marginally abraded and pleasing. Coloring is greenish-gold as is typical for the issue. A choice example for collectors of earlier $10 eagle gold. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide number.
Gold G$10 1894
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
81173862

Choice $1600 Choice Original, Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Cracked Reverse, Osprey Collection. CAC Approval On November 22! Fresh from Osprey buying trip in Europe and now approved by CAC. Radiant cartwheel luster dominates the overall appearance along with uniform orange gold patina. A quality piece that is accurately graded at the MS64 level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$10 1894
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
38105652

Choice $965 Lovely Green-Gold Patina, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. A fully struck 1894 $10 eagle for your consideration. Frosty surfaces are colored a pleasing green-gold. Field abrasions are consistent with the assigned grade. A bold reverse die crack connects UNITE(D) to the left wing and onto (S)TATES for those checking for die varieties. Overall eye appeal was rewarded by CAC green bean approval. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1897
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34881876

Choice $1725 Near Gem Original, Crusty Original Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. If crusty original mint state United States gold is your cup of tea, then this near gem 1897 $10 eagle deserves special consideration. Purchased from an old Sarasota Florida estate that has been off the market for decades and freshly graded during early 2018. A recent CAC submission resulted in the strict originality being rewarded with Green bean approval. Surfaces are covered with a thin crusty skin with the luster being satiny textured along with cartwheel effects. GFRC images accurately capture the surfaces and overall appearance. PCGS price guide jumps dramatically at the MS65 grade level thus this lovely example is at the last "affordable" grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$10 1901-S
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
36610474

Choice $1550 New April 3! Near-Gem, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, CAC Approval. Green-gold surfaces offer some serious frosty luster with accompanying cartwheels. This 1901 San Francico strike is the perfect type candidate with gem level luster while a (+) grade value. Faint obverse field chatter hold back the new grade level on a technical basis. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1901-S
Liberty
MS62
PCGS Rattler
7152128

Choice $950 Great PCGS Rattler Type, Frosty Cartwheels, Orange-Gold Patina, CAC Approval. I just could not pass up adding this quality 1901-S $10 eagle to GFRC inventory. This lovely example resides in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder and has CAC approval. A fairly graded $10 gold piece with natual orange-gold patina. Ideal for PCGS Rattler type coin collectors.
Gold G$10 1906
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
81608791

Choice $1400 New March 30! Classic Green-Gold Coloring, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Frosty Luster, Complete Strike. A thoroughly pleasing 1906 Philadelphia $10 eagle strike that is sure to please. Frosty luster drips off of both sides during bright light inspection. Dancing cartwheels are most pleasing as is the complete strike. Overall, a well balance offering for type or date set. CAC approval provides testament to the above average visual characteristics. Purchased at the 2020 Atlanta ANA show and finally reaching the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1907
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
13703037

Choice HOLD
$1500
Near-Gem, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Crisp Frosty Cartwheels, Dual Sided Coloring, Osprey Collection. Exceptional eye appeal is at hand for this lovely 1907 Liberty design $10 eagle. Frosty cartwheels are crisp and pleasing. Coloring is dual sided! The obverse is toned a greenish gold while the reverse is closer to orange-gold. Fields are essentially unabraded. A fully struck example with high relief stars and devices. I like this 1907 $10 gold piece to the point of calling a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this piece is clearly a standout. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with fresh CAC approval. From an old time Sarasota Florida collection that surfaced during early 2020. Priced at CDN CAC guide. Hurry on this one!
Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
83644041

Gem HOLD
$1700
Exceptional Luster, Gem Original Eye Appeal, Greenish-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. Let's open the description for this magnificent 1932 $10 Indian with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I'm in love with this gold piece due to the exceptional luster and huge cartwheels. Eye appeal is that of a gem with only one tiny abrasion on the bottom of the bust that technically holds this one back from full MS65. Non-CAC approved MS65 pricing is $2650 as reference with stricter CAC standards bringing nearly $5000! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS64
NGC
374218002

Choice $1600 Excellent Type Coin, Near-Gem Original, Rich Frosty Luster, Yellow-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. Serious Mint State type set potential is possible with this most attractive 1932 $10 Indian. Frosty cartwheels dance about the surfaces during bright light inspection. Fields are essentially unabraded with only a few micro ticks on the cheek accounting for the assigned grade. This piece offers considerable eye appeal with fresh CAC approval. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. From an old time Sarasota Florida collection that surfaced during early 2020.
Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS63
PCGS
8345002

Choice $1175 Ideal Type Indian $10 Type, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Rich Orange-Gold Coloring. How I love handling lustrous Indian $10 gold when a near-gem at the assigned grade. This PCGS MS63 graded 1932 Indian would be ideal for a type set with its brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Conservative grading is readily apparent given the PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder and CAC approval. The rich orange-gold coloring is so attractive. Yes, this is a common date but with exceptional eye appeal. GFRC has two pieces available.
Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS63
PCGS
3158499

Choice $1175 Ideal Type Indian $10 Type, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Rich Orange-Gold Coloring. How I love handling lustrous Indian $10 gold when a near-gem at the assigned grade. This PCGS MS63 graded 1932 Indian would be ideal for a type set with its brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Conservative grading is readily apparent given the PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder and CAC approval. The rich orange-gold coloring is so attractive. Yes, this is a common date but with exceptional eye appeal. GFRC has two pieces available.
Gold G$2.5 1834
Classic Head
AU55
NGC
3261535004

Choice $1950 New March 4! Classic Head Type, Old Time Copper-Rose Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, Complete Strike. Classic Head type gold fans should pay special attention to this offering for its copper-rose colored patina. Well preserved with naturally toned surfaces that warrant the CAC approval premium. This piece is entirely unabraded and desirable. Oh heck... let's go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for the this lovely 1834 dated G$2.5 gold piece as quickly growing on me. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert plus the converted CAC Green bean.
Gold G$2.5 1834
Classic Head
EF45
NGC Fatty
27657208

Choice $1050 New March 4! Classic Head Type, Mirrored Fields, Orange-Gold Coloring, Conservative Grading, CAC Approval. A wonderful 1834 Classic Head $2.5 gold piece that appears to be undegraded; conservative at a minimum. Bold devices are nicely contrasted by mirrored fields that retain a natural orange-gold coloring. Lots of "eye appeal" value is apparent considered the EF45 grade level. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with brown outlined label along with CAC approval. Worthy of a selective collection.
Gold G$2.5 1838
Classic Head
AU53
NGC
3514655009

Choice $1625 New March 4! Better Classic Head Date, Light Copper-Gold Coloring, Complete Strike, Superb Preservation. GFRC is pleased to present a better date Classic Head $2.5 quarter eagle with well preserved surfaces. Soft copper-gold patina is consistent on both sides. Strike is complete with some wear on the upper right facing wingtip. This 1838 specimen is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A new twin offering to the NGC AU50 CAC #3382643-004 piece in inventory. Though the serial numbers are not consecutive, one could conclude that both pieces came from the same original collection.
Gold G$2.5 1838
Classic Head
AU50
NGC
3382643004

Choice $1550 New March 4! Better Classic Head Date, Light Copper-Gold Coloring, Complete Strike, Superb Preservation. GFRC is pleased to present an 1838 "better date" Classic Head $2.5 quarter eagle with well preserved surfaces. Soft copper-gold patina is consistent on both sides. Strike is complete with some wear on the upper right facing wingtip. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A new twin offering to the NGC AU53 CAC #3514655009 piece in inventory. Though the serial numbers are not consecutive, one could conclude that both pieces came from the same original collection.
Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
36755589

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

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

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

Choice $1085 Old Reverse Design, Near-Gem at Grade, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Reflective Luster. A near-gem original 1859 $2.5 quarter eagle struck with the old reverse hub of 1840-1858. The old and new hubs can be easily attributed by checking the arrow feathers below the olive stem. If the feathers touches the left facing claw, then the hub is that of 1840-1858. If the feather is short and does not touch, then the die was cut from the new design hub. Those struck with the old hub are about twice as rare as the new hub design. This attractive example has been well preserved and warrants its CAC green bean. Surfaces are coloed greenish-gold. Fields are steely and emit reflective luster. Strike is complete with light wear. Eye appeal is above average. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1866-S
Liberty
VF30
PCGS
84681268

Choice $585 New March 15! Near-Gem Original, Copper-Gold Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, CAC Approval, Port Matilda Collection. Most 1866-S $2.5 survivors, from a mintage of only 38,900, will be found in lower circulated graded. This date is so underrated and rare in Mint State. The Port Matilda Collection is back with a near-gem example that should not last long. Unabraded surfaces are toned a uniform copper-gold; exactly how a worn piece of early gold should look. A most pleasing specimen that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1889
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34586308

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

Gem $600 Lustrous, Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). With MS65-graded pieces priced significantly higher, this MS64 CAC coin makes an excellent candidate for a gold type set. Luster booms from yellow-gold surfaces with only scattered ticks. A pair of thin lines extending from the eagle's right wing are the only marks of note, and these are less noticeable with the coin in hand. Both obverse and reverse reveal hints of copper toning, most prominently within the eagle's shield. The strike is strong throughout and completely reveals hair and feather detail. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date) with CAC approval. Priced consistent with CDN CAC price guide.
Gold G$2.5 1908
Indian
MS64
NGC
359703016

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

Gem $2825 New April 3! Satiny Luster, Near-Gem Surfaces, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A phenomenally preserved 1912 Indian $2.5 quarter eagle that would be ideal for a Mint State type set. Satiny luster is thoroughly satisfying during bright light review. The combination of boldly impressed devices and essentially mark free surfaces lead to serious eye appeal. A small amount of reverse field chatter are the upper right obverse is consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Yet another quality type gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS64
PCGS
34010282

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

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

Choice HOLD
$2350
New March 27! Early Type 1 Date, Perfect for Type, Frosty Granular Luster, Active Cartwheels, Eye Appeal. If building a United States gold type set, Type 1 $20 double eagles always present a quality and pricing challenge. GFRC is pleased to offer a choice original 1852 strike with substantial luster and eye appeal. Frosty luster that is a bit granular, as struck, is so pleasing during bright light viewing. Coloring is a light orange-gold and consistent with those produced for the date. The AU53 grade level plus CAC green bean bring notable balance between overall quality and price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view along with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1853
Liberty
AU53
PCGS
82415324

Choice $2550 Choice Original Early Date, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). 1853 dated $20 double eagles have a much lower mintage than previous 1851 and 1852 years but all three dates are relatively available. The challenge, when adding these dates to $20 Type 1 collection, is locating examples with minimal blemishes and strong luster. Many of these early double strikes are seen with heavily abraded surfaces coupled with frosty semi granular luster. This offering, from the Mark Mattox estate, was sourced from Europe via the Osprey Collection. Dan White accomplished the PCGS grading and CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1860
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
35319538

Choice $3950 Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Green-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Mintage of 577,670 and a well product date. Many surviving examples will be found with acceptable surfaces and minimal abrasions. Case in point is this lovely example with green-gold surfaces and soft frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is completely executed with nice rounded star points and delicate reverse details throughout the ealge, rays and scroll. Abrasions in the fields are limited to a bagmark in front of Liberty's mouth and one line at the lower left reverse. Choice originality won the hearts at CAC. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another better date United States gold offering from the Osprey Collection that will please the most selective collector.
Gold G$20 1876-S
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
83589493

Choice $1850 New April 6! Pleasing Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Greenish-Gold Coloring. Ex. Mark Mattox Collection. The twenty-dollar gold piece is a substantial item - the coins feel heavier in hand, and weight of gold is compelling. This piece has even greenish- gold color with remaining luster evident in protected areas. A touch of copper graces the tip of Liberty's head piece, and the only noteworthy mark is a short line on Liberty's cheek. The strike is a bit weak on Liberty's curls, but the originality factor is strong and the value of the gold is undeniable. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date) with CAC approval. A fresh customer buy-back and returning to the price list. Listed at CDN CAC price guide and below PCGS price guide values.
Gold G$20 1883-CC
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
37779632

Choice $7250 Lightly Crusted Rose-Gold Surfaces, Affordable Grade Level, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Carson City struck gold is a popular collecting genre in today's market. Coveted CAC approval increases demand for these early produced western pieces. The 1883-CC date becomes rare in choice MInt States and is priced beyond the means of nearly all collectors. The AU58 grade presents the optimum value point, especially with CAC approval. This quality example was recently repatriated from Western Europe by the Osprey Collection and secured CAC approval. Crusty surfaces are perfectly original and emit frosty rose-gold luster. Abrasions are limited to mild field chatter. Strike is complete. Frankly, this piece present excellent value as compared to those graded at MS61 level and bringing into the five figures. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A GFRC images are very accurate as to color and surface conditions. CDN CAC price guide quote AU58 grade at $7190 as a reference.
Gold G$20 1899
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
37814663

Gem $3750 Flashy Luster, Shimmering Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. The flashy frosty luster on this 1899 $20 double eagle is downright spectacular. Fields are 99% unabraded along with swirling cartwheels lead to some serious eye appeal. Coloring is a greenish-gold. Bright light viewing is addicting as difficult to put this piece down and continue writing this description. I'm comfortable with the MS64+ grade level and so was CAC. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1907
St Gaudens
MS64+
PCGS
36894570

Gem $2725 First Year Issue, Gem Original, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Luster, Completely Struck, Minimal Abrasions, Conservatively Graded, Osprey Collection. First year of St. Gaudens design issue and a pure gem at the assigned grade level. This gold piece has it all; brilliant cartwheel luster, thick mint frost, complete strike and no distracting blemishes during bright light viewing. Absolutely wholesome and pleasing for the most selective collector. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. More great gold from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1908-D
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
38642909
No Motto
Choice $2650 New March 10! No Motto Type, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Superb Green-Gold Surfaces, Near Gem Original. The 1908-D No Motto date can be located with different surface finishes. The CAC approved MS64 example brings a lovely textured or granular finish resulting in brilliant satin luster. Cartwheels are simply magnificent. Assigned grade is a function of a few contact marks on Liberty's leg and out of the focal plain. Bright light viewing is most pleasing. An interesting contrast with the MS64+ example and its frosty luster. Both were handpicked at the 2020 Atlanta ANA show. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1911
St Gaudens
MS63
PCGS
11753946

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

Choice $2725 Low Mintage Better Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rich Greenish Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A noteworthy offering as 1913 double eagles sport a low mintage of only 168,780 with MS63 being the last "affordable" grade level for most collectors. This specimen has choice original surfaces with thick greenish-gold patina. Luster is frosty with nice cartwheels under a light source. Surfaces are mostly abrasion free and any marks are consistent with the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful new offering from the Osprey Collection. This consignor knows his United States gold and continues to bring some great offerings to GFRC inventory.
Gold G$5 1806
Draped Bust
AU50
PCGS
38501282
7X6
Choice HOLD
$10000
New March 4! Rounded 6, 7X6, Turban Head Type, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Peripheral Orange, Bold Devices, Osprey Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Gold G$5 1813
Capped Bust
AU50
PCGS
38501284

Choice HOLD
$9975
New April 3! First Year Design Issue, Superb Type Candidate, Copper-Green Gold Surfaces, Complete Strike, Osprey Collection. Big, bold and impressive was my initial reaction to this 1813 Capped Bust $5 half eagle upon initial inspection. 1813 brought the new Capped Bust design to United States gold coinage. First year mintage totaled 95,428 with a reasonable survival rate for present day collectors. This survivor offers a robust strike along with natural copper-green patina. Fields and devices are completely unabraded. A rim bump below the 8 date punch provides a tracking characteristic. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A special new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1847
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
81627021

Choice $1100 Choice Original, Mark Mattox Estate (Alexandria Collection). Medium copper toning graces both sides of this early-date Liberty $5, with distinct contrast on the obverse between the reddish surface and the yellow-gold portrait. The strike is strong, and as is often seen on coinage of this era, the relief rises well above the plane of the planchet. Marks are evenly scattered with a couple of heavier voids above the eagle's head. The overall effect is pleasing, an opinion shared by CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Gold G$5 1847
Liberty
AU55
PCGS OGH
2576195

Choice HOLD
$885
New March 15! Reflective Greenish-Gold Fields, Choice Surfaces, Well Preserved, CAC Approval, Port Matilda Collection. A well preserved piece of $5 Liberty gold. This 1847 Philadelphia strike offers dirty greenish-gold patina over reflective fields. Bright light viewing activates the mirrored fields. Abrasions are to a minimum leading to a Choice Original quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. In summary, a classic piece of early gold that is accurately graded in old TPG holder that should garner immediate attention. From the Port Matilda Collection.
Gold G$5 1855-S
Liberty
MS61
PCGS
33032664

Choice $24250 Condition Census Rarity, Extremely Rare, Crusty Greenish-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. The 1855-S is for all intents and purposes the first collectible San Francisco half eagle, given the rarity of the 1854-S, Mintage of 61,000 and rarer than 1855 Charlotte and Dahlonega $5 half eagle counterparts. It is obtainable in grades up to AU55 but becomes very rare in AU58 and is extremely rare in full Uncirculated condition. This offering is one of the two mint state examples graded by PCGS. Surfaces are absolutely choice with exceptional satiny luster. Obverse patina is natural rose and orange-gold while the reverse adds splashes of rich orange-gold leading increased eye appeal. Strike is complete with fully defined stars and eagle wing tips. Many times, some of the highest graded survivors for a rare date are just not that attractive with collectors learning to love these pieces for what they are. This is not the case for this lovely 1855-S $5 half eagle offering. Eye appeal and condition census rarity are available together. The only comparable 1855-S half eagle to sell at auction was the Bass II coin sold over twenty years ago for $17,250. Today, that coin would be much more. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A major United States gold offering from the Osprey Collection that belongs in one of the finest collections being assembled.
Gold G$5 1878-S
Liberty
EF45
PCGS OGH
5335971

Gem $925 New March 15! Gem Original, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Reflective Luster, Undergraded, Port Matilda Collection. It is difficult to believe that a PCGS grader saw this 1878-S $5 half eagle as having EF level wear. Sure this is a common date, but there is no need to be so conservative considering the pleasing reflective luster and light orange-gold patina. An AU55 grade is more consistent with the limited wear. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with Gold CAC bean. An ideal candidate for those who collect Gold CAC United States gold or just want a Gold CAC'ed gold piece in their holdings. From the Port Matilda Collection.
Gold G$5 1881-S
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
84001855

Choice $1450 Near-Gem Original, Orange-Gold Mint Bloom, Substantial Eye Appeal, CAC Approved. This near-gem original 1881-S $5 half eagle offers frosty mint bloom along with undisturbed fields. Bright light viewing is a joy as there are no distractions. Light explodes off the surfaces in multi-angled waves and is so pleasing. Strike is essentially complete while the fields have a few scattered ticks that hold back a higher grade level. An outstanding example that would fit nicely into a type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1883
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
34883862

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

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

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

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

Choice $950 Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Another attractive 1899 $5 half eagle offerings that is freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Frosty surfaces and resulting cartwheel luster are eye catching and pleasing. Strike is completely executed. The assigned grade reflects a tiny amount of chatter in the obverse left field. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. GFRC images accurately capture greenish-gold toning and surface conditions. You can shop with confidence at GFRC for quality United States gold.
Gold G$5 1900-S
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
5742357006

Gem $1695 New April 3! Gem Eye Appeal, Exceptional Value Price Point, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Orange-Rose Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I'm in love with this 1900 San Francisco struck $5 half eagle. There are coins that cross the GFRC desk that scream "slow down and enjoy my visual beauty". This 1900-S keeps talking to me with its brilliant frosty luster, swirling cartwheels, and orange-rose gold coloring. The mintage of half eagles was limited to 329,000 coins at San Francisco in 1900. Few gems are known with PCGS population report indicating eight at the MS65/65+ grade level with five better to MS69. Pricing jumps dramatically into the five figures at the MS65 threshold. GFRC presents an MS64+ value for a tiny fraction of full gem retail. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS65+
NGC
5742418004

Gem $2450 New April 3! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Shimmering Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Wicked Good Eye Appeal!. Second to last year of design issue with a mintage of only 626,100. This 1907 $5 half eagle offers brilliant frosty luster, greenish-gold coloring, and essentially unabraded surfaces. Faint and struck through planchet roller marks at the lower bust hold this piece back from a full MS66 grade assigned. Luster is consistent with the higher grade level as is overall eye appeal. Strike is boldly impressed with high relief stars and reverse devices. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS64
NGC
5742420011

Choice $1900 New April 3! Dirty Orange-Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Satiny Luster, CAC Approval. If natural copper-gold Indian gold is your cup of tea, I've got a candidate for you. Dirty orange-gold coloring is uniform throughout both sides of this 1909-D Indian half eagle. Natural satiny luster is as expected for the grade level. Of course, the CAC green bean validate strict originality. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS63
PCGS
38642934

Choice $1075 New March 30! Rich Orange-Gold Coloring, Full Strike, Satiny Luster, CAC Approval. Smooth satiny luster coupled with a complete strike make this 1909 Denver struck $5 Indian half eagle a compelling purchase. Surfaces are toned a rich orange-gold as is typical for the date. CAC approval rewards the strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A 2020 Atlanta ANA new purchase that is finally reaching the price list.
Gold G$5 1912
Indian
MS63
PCGS
38286885

Choice $1150 Satiny Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, CAC Approval. 1912 $5 half eagle Indians are well known for being sharply struck with excellent luster. The surfaces are typically granular as is the cases with this offering. Coloring is medium yellow gold with greenish cast. Surfaces are choice with no abrasions worthy of mention. Accurately graded with strong luster required to achieve the next grade level. Mintage of 790,000 pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$5 1913
Indian
MS64
PCGS
36494603

Choice $2500 Wonderful Near Gem Type, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Excellent Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A fully struck 1913 $5 half eagle with deep orange gold patina and excellent eye appeal. This offering is fully detailed and well represents the Bela Lyon Pratt’s incused Indian Head design for $5 Indians. A near gem original example that is fully deserving of CAC approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS 6.0S holder with CAC approval. Overall, a worthy type set addition.
Gold G$5 1916-S
Indian
MS63
PCGS OGH
4882888

Choice $4675 New April 3! Scarce Mint State Grade, Dirty Orange-Gold Patina, Rich Satiny Luster, Osprey Collection. Rich satiny luster and dirty orange-gold are the highlights of this superb 1916-S half eagle offering from the Osprey Collection. 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. A wonderful Osprey Collection offering.
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