Early and Modern Commemoratives

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There are 9 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 31, 2021

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Early Commemoratives
Early Commems 50C 1918 1918
1918 Illinios Commemorative, Thick Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Fully Struck. A wonderful "Lincoln" Illinios Centennial half dollar with rich frosty luster and active cartwheels. Though considered to be common, most will be found untoned white or with light toning. This fully struck example has eye appealing medium gold coloring and is above average for the asking price. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Early Commems 50C 1927 1927
Choice $260 Vermont Sesquicentennial, Near Gem Original, Steely Cartwheels, Substantial Eye Appeal. Net distribution of 28,142 as 11,892 were melted. Struck in very high relief as compared to other early silver commemoratives. Survivors all show excellent detail but the high relief brought about friction on Ira Allen's cheek. This MS63 graded example offers exceptional steely luster and is so pleasing. Cartwheels are vibrant. Faint speckled ebony toning is concentrated at the peripheries. Near gem for the assigned grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Early Commems 50C 1934 1934
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 1934D 1934-D
Gem $395 Oregon Trail Commemorative, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Oregon Trail commemoratives were issued from 1926 through 1939. 1934 Denver strikes have a tiny mintage of 7,006 pieces and are very difficult to locate in MS66 or better grade levels. This superb gem MS66 offers crisp frosty cartwheel luster along with transparent gold patina. Eye appeal is high and should please the most selective collector. Housed in new PCGS 30th Anniversary Old Green Holder and worth of a CAC attempt.
Early Commems 50C 1936 1936
PCGS Rattler
Gem $350 Norfolk Bicentennial, Faint Rose Coloring, Brilliant Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. An ornate early U.S. commemorative design that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Norfolk borough. A "majestic" example with hammered strike coupled with faint rose shades that have been enhanced by GFRC photography. This offering is ready as a long term "hold" given the rattler holder and CAC green bean. Mintage is only 16,936. U.S commemoratives have been underrated with this gem example being a smart value at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide is $375. If looking for a top shelf Norfolk Commem, this offering should work nicely.
Early Commems 50C 1937 1937
Gem $900 Antietam Civil War Battle Commemorative, Superb Gem Original, Old Mint Holder Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1937 Antietam Civil War half dollar commemorative is popular with collectors. The original mintage was 50,028 coins although 32,000 were melted as unsold. Therefore the surviving mintage distributed to collectors is only 18,028. Most surviving examples will grade in the MS63 to MS66 range. This offering is well above average with old mintage holder paper toning that is quite evident on the reverse. Frosty cartwheel luster is brilliant and swirling when viewed under a light source. A superior example that is fairly graded as MS66+ and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Commems 50C 1938 1938
Gem $545 1938 New Rochelle, Superb Gem, Heavily Frosted Surfaces, Shimmering Cartwheels, Old Paper Mount Peripheral Gold. An eye catching New Rochelle offering with shimmering frosty cartwheels. Peripheral copper-gold nicely framed the center obverse while the reverse is more heavily toned. Hammered strike adds to the overall eye appeal. Surfaces are completely unabraded and so well preserved. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and handpicked for GFRC inventory due to its attractiveness.
Early Commems 50C 1946 1946
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.
Gold G$10 1866S 1866-S
Choice $24500 New July 31! No Motto, $10 Gold Rarity, Well Preserved Surfaces, CAC Approval. The highlight of Summer FUN 2021 new purchases is this $10 U.S. gold rarity. Mintage for the 1866-S No Motto date is reported to be 8,500 pieces. PCGS has certified 47 pieces in all grades while CAC has approved 9 example from both grading services. No Mint State example are known. These populations reports are consistent with PCGS Price Guide estimate of 40 to 55 known given the regrades embedded in TPG reports. GFRC is pleased to be offering this well preserved specimen that belongs in an advanced collection. Bright light inspection reveals a base greenish-gold coloring that is overlaid with peripheral orange and rose shades. As made mint frost is still present surrounding stars and the reverse eagle. Undisturbed mint frost within the olive branch and (UNI)TED provides a hint as to this piece's original coloring and beauty. Surfaces are without any significant abrasions. An unquestionable end of Civil War rarity issued prior to the inclusion of IN GOD WE TRUST motto on United States coinage. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1926 1926
MS61 raw
Original $1200 New July 2! Raw Offering, Honey-Gold Coloring, Frosted Luster, Fairly Graded, Kansas Collection. The Kansas Collection is in a fund raising mood and offering this frosted original 1926 $10 gold piece. Overall coloring is a honey-gold with full struck. Obverse abrasions are captured by the assigned grade.
Gold G$2.5 1851O 1851-O
EF Details raw
Cleaned $350 New July 2! Removed Obverse Mount, Tough Early New Orleans Date, Kansas Collection. A scarce early New Orleans $2.5 gold piece with a residual obverse solder above the date. The 1851-O date is scarcer than its mintage would suggest. There is still ample amounts of residual obverse luster while the reverse shows more wear. Faily priced.
Modern Commemoratives
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