Gobrecht, Liberty Seated and Trade Dollars

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Gobrecht Dollars
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Liberty Seated Dollars
Seated $1 1842 1842
Choice HOLD
Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Rose Patina, Steely Luster, CAC Approval. 85% CAC Buyback! Actually, choice original Seated dollar with CAC approval can be visually boring. CAC awards those pieces that have expected steely surfaces and natural gray toning. This 1842 offering is so typical of what CAC will approve. Both sides are covered with gun metal gray-rose patina along with some blue hues during bright light inspection. Steely fields offer reflective luster and faint gold highlights at the periphery. Overall a thoroughly pleasing example for a date set. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) retro holder (simulated rattler holder label) with CAC approval. This piece is colored a natural gray during in hand viewing.
Seated $1 1843 1843
Choice HOLD
Natural Gray Patina, Old Time Originality, Steely Fields, Choice Surfaces. A natural toned and crusty original 1843 Liberty Seated dollar for fans of unquestionable originality. Steely fields are present on both sides and covered with a thick gray skin. This is how an unmolested early Seated dollar should look and CAC agreed. Well above average eye appeal as compared to most found in TPG holders in the marketplace. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1846 1846
Choice $675 New June 30! Superb Preservation, Crusty Gray-Brown Skin, Affordable Type, JUST BUY IT NOW! . A superbly preserved 1846 Seated dollar that warrants an immediate JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Originality, as validated by thick crusty skins, is on full display. Obverse toning is a more consistent gray-brown while the reverse includes more distinct rose hues. Fields are steely and minimally abraded for the time spent in circulation. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated $1 1848 1848
Choice $17500 Low Mintage Date, Three Finer at PCGS, Steely Reflective Luster, Pewter Gray and Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A low mintage earlier date with only 15,000 piece struck. The offering is the sole PCGS certified example at the MS63+ grade level with only three finer. An impressive Liberty Seated dollar with steely reflective fields and active cartwheel luster. Obverse toning is primarily pewter rose with embedded orange will appear during bright light viewing. That orange coloring is much more predominant throughout the reverse under the same lighting conditions. Strike is nearly complete with only stars 12 and 13 lacking full definition and some softness on the upper left facing eagle wing. Surfaces are choice for a dollar sized coin. There are a few stray contact marks on the obverse that are fully toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A condition census offering from the Osprey Collection.
Image Available Soon 1849
Choice HOLD
New July 7! Crusty Original, Thick Gray Patina. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Bought and placed on hold at Summer FUN.
Seated $1 1857 1857
Gem $16750 Near Condition Census Offering, Mirrored Fields, Gem Original Surfaces, Rose-Gray and Teal Toning, Osprey Collection. 1857 dated Seated dollars will be found with two consistent characteristics. Nearly all survivors in EF through Mint State will exhibit proof like surfaces. Secondly, essential all pieces are weakly struck at the head and surrounding stars. A full strike is probably an R7+ rarity. The divestment of the Dan White Liberty Seated Dollar collection has yielded this near condition census example into the market place. This survivor features the expected mirrored fields and a partial strike at the upper obverse. Perfectly preserved surfaces are unabraded and covered with a base layer of semi-transparent rose-gray coupled with mottled teal blue. PCGS population is a single example certified at MS64+ with three better. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1859O 1859-O
Choice HOLD
New July 29! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Accurately Grade, CAC Approval. A classic 1859-O Seated dollar that probably originated from U.S. Treasury release during 1961-1964 timeframe. The larger 1859 New Orleans mintage was struck specifically for export to China with many being melted. The Treasury bag release allowed for Mint State survivors to become available along with the subsequent 1860 issue. This example offers brilliant frosted luster and surfaces that are consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated $1 1859S 1859-S
EF Details PCGS
Market Acceptable $1500 Scarce Date, Untoned Surfaces, Fully Struck, Houston Collection . The Houston Collection is releasing a second 1859-S Liberty Seated dollar with a bold strike and limited wear. Surfaces retain some reflective luster when viewed under a bright light. Coloring is a grayish gold. Surfaces are lightly abraded on both sides. This offering was previously straight graded by NGC as VF35 (3885093-008) though the VF grade was too conservative on a wear basis. I suspect this piece was market graded by NGC due to date rarity and importance. The consignor cracked the coin out of the NGC holder and sent to PCGS for a potential EF45 grade. The outcome was a cleaned designation and EF Details grade. I'm going with a Market Acceptable quality rating as I've seen much worse examples in straight graded PCGS holders. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated $1 1860 1860
Gem $15500 New August 1! Gem Original, Natural Olive-Rose Gray, Steely Luster, Osprey Collection. The 1860 Liberty Seated dollar date is believed to have been intended primarily for use in the export trade to China. Despite the relatively high 217,000 mintage, worn examples are quite scarce in today's market with Mint State survivors being very scarce. The Osprey Collection is back from the Summer FUN show with a marvelous 1860 gem to consider. Fields offer a crisp steely texture along with glowing reflective luster under a bright light. Coloring is an olive-rose gray with peripheral blues and aquamarine. In hand inspection is necessary to fully appreciate luster and overall eye appeal. Strike is hammered. There is an ancient line on Liberty's mid-section that precludes an MS65 grade per technical standards, but eye appeal is there. CAC approval validates the quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1870CC 1870-CC
Choice $3500 New June 16! Affordable Carson City Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, CAC Approval. Mintage of only 12,462 as the Carson City mint initiated production during 1870. Do GFRC friends understand that the first Carson City Mint coins struck were silver dollars from 1870-dated dies on February 10, 1870? Well, now you do as the quantity struck was 3,747 pieces. 1870-CC dollars have always been popular and affordable for Carson City mint mark type. This well preserved survivor exhibits honestly worn surfaces that are covers by a natural olive-gray patina. Rims and surfaces are free of any distracting abrasions. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1871 1871
New July 28! With Motto Type, Superb Eye Appeal, Steely Luster, CAC Approval. A premium example of the With Drapery type that needs little for a description. One look at the GFRC images should grab your attention. The eye appeal is superb with light gray steely fields nicely frame with thin peripheral blue and gold arcs. CAC approval rewards the originality and overall beauty. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Image Available Soon 1872
Choice HOLD
New July 3! CAC Candidate, Near-Gem, Superb Preservation, Medium Gray, Motto Type, Sooner Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated $1 1873 1873
Original HOLD
Final Yesr Issue, Original Dusty Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster. The Act of February 12, 1873 (popularly called "the Crime of '73") was a tad controversial as the legislation abolished the two cent piece, the silver three-cent piece, the half dime, and the Liberty Seated silver dollar, along with providing for the coinage of the Trade dollar. All Liberty Seated dollars were struck by March 29, 1873 as is the case for this strictly original example. Both sides are covered with a dusty gray skin along with peripheral golden highlights. Let's remember that many "certified" Seated dollar in TPG holders have been cleaned. This new GFRC offering brings unmolested surfaces and residual steely luster. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Trade Dollars
Trade $1 1873 1873
Choice $3850 First Year Trade Dollar Issue, Elusive in High Grade, Natural Mint Bloom. The first year 1873 Trade dollar strikes were immediately destined for commerce with China and not circulation in the States. The Philadelphia mint did not release circulation strikes to local collectors, rather wishing to sell proof versions. Few Mint State examples were saved resulting in the date being elusive and sought after by present day collectors. GFRC is pleased to be offering a near gem example with natural mint bloom that exhibits textured frosty luster under a light source. Obverse toning is intermixed copper-rose gray while the reverse is graced with gold and aquamarine shades. Strike is typical of the first year issue. A prize for those pursuing first year issues. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Trade $1 1874 1874
Choice HOLD
Heavily Exported, Near-Gem, Mirrored Fields, Superb Bright Light Eye Appeal. Like other Trade dollar issues, 1874 Philadelphia strikes were shipped to the Orient as commercial payment. Few pieces remained well preserved in the United States leading to a scarcity of AU58 and Mint State survivors. PCGS has graded only fourteen at the AU58 grade level. Late August 2020 brought the arrival of a "duplicates" shipment to GFRC from a collector who is intensely passionate about Trade dollars. GFRC immediately purchased the lot including this near-gem 1874 strike. Eye appeal is the operative word for this offering. Fields are moderately mirrored on both sides with few distractions. Luster is reflective and crisp. Obverse coloring is gun metal gray-blue with some peripheral gold. That gold toning is predominant throughout the reverse with a narrow blue arc at the rim. Surfaces and toning scream originality. Housed in new large font NGC holder. If not immediately sold, this piece will be heading to CAC on the next submission. Please note that GFRC images are woefully inadequate as this piece is most pleasing.
Trade $1 1874S 1874-S
Choice $1650 Attractive Peripheral Toning, Steely Luster, Choice at Grade. Please don't let the ANACS gold label holder impact potential consideration for this attractively toned 1874 San Francisco struck Trade dollar. 1874 brought large commercial demand for Trade dollars to be used for the China trade. Most of the San Francisco output was shipped to the Orient. Enough Mint State examples were saved and are available for present day collectors. This well preserved example offers attractive ring toning on both sides. A dense aquamarine patina surrounds untoned centers. Luster is of a steely texture and active during bright light inspection. Fields abrasions are consistent with the assigned grade. This offering is a special color coin with the associated premium.
Trade $1 1876 1876
Original $2250 Extremely Rare 1876 II/II Die Pairing, No Auction Records, Original Light Gray Surfaces, Steely Fields, Accurately Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. An extremely rare 1876 Type II/II design hub pairing that is without auctions records. In the new Whitman Mega Red Book, Bowers lists the die pairing without pricing estimates and indicates extremely rare in the footnotes. Most surviving 1876 Trade dollars will be found with Type I/II design hub. GFRC is most excited to handling an example of this major die variety rarity that has nice original surfaces. A light gray patina covers both sides. Under a light source, steely fields comes to life with light gold coloring on the obverse. Fields have a few scattered micro ticks but well within the range of what can be expected at the VF grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with "Obv 2 Rev 2" specified on the label. A major die variety offering from the Cumberland County Collection. Please that the GFRC images illustrate light rose coloring on the lower obverse and reverse. This coloring is an artifact of the photography process and not on the coin. This piece is even light gray.
Trade $1 1876S 1876-S
Gem $5900 New July 29! Remarkable Preservation, Glowing Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Wicked Good Eye Appeal. One must see this amazing 1876-S Trade dollar to appreciate its remarkable preservation state as GFRC images are woefully inadequate. Yes, the Osprey Collection is back with another gem offering. This 1876 San Francisco Trade dollar was likely struck from Nevada mined silver. Most of the five million plus struck found their way to the Orient with few gem survivors. Let's start the description by pointing out that a micro mint frost is uniformly present across devices and fields. This metalized "skin" reflects a frosted sheen and swirling cartwheels. Obverse toning is a pretty light orange surrounded by transparent olive. Faint gold is seen on the reverse. A few micro ticks of no consequence located in the fields. Bottomline? This is a marvelous offering for a highly advanced collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Trade $1 1877 1877
Gem $3375 Gem Original, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Copper-Blue Patina, Frosty Surfaces, Typical Strike, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. GFRC is incredibly proud to be offering this gorgeous 1877 Philadelphia struck Trade dollar. Upon initial inspection, the vibrant cartwheel luster and copper gold coloring jumps out and grabs your attention. Let start with a review of the obverse. Copper-rose toning covers most of the obverse center with a transition to sky blue at the star and date punch. Reverse coloring tilts more towards copper-gold with embedded aquamarine. Sky blue and orange-gold intermix at the peripheries. These colors are transparent to the underlying frosty luster. Fields have a few scattered micro ticks of no consequence. Finally, strike is typical with some weakness at the upper obverse stars. Overall, this 1877 would best fit into a collection of superior eye appealing toners. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A splendid eye appealing offering from the Osprey Collection.
Trade $1 1877 1877
Choice $1895 Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Champagne-Gold Toning, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Choice Original. A lustrous, softly frosted 1877 Philadelphia strike that is a high end MS63. This Black Point Collection offering displays surprisingly clean surfaces with pleasing champagne-gold toning that shows hints of blue around the peripheries. The peripheral stars are not fully struck, but the central devices are sharp. PCGS MS63+ population is a tiny three pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Type II/II. As reference, CDN CAC guide is $2250 at MS63 grade level.
Trade $1 1877 1877
Choice $475 Moderate Gray Toning, Steely Fields, Choice Surfaces, CAC Candidate. Price Reduction. Consignor Buyout! The last Trade dollar offering from an anonymous consignor. Surface and toning consistency for the lot has been remarkable and the hallmark of a knowledgeable collector. This lovely 1877 Philadelphia strike sports steely fields and light to medium natural coin gray patina. "Dirt" on the wear points is further testament to the piece's unmolested condition. Hurry on this offering as I suspect it will not last long as priced. Worthy of a CAC attempt. Housed in NGC Gen 14 (2003-2004) holder with standard ring insert.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
Gem $12000 New July 18! Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. A light gold skin evenly covers the obverse while the reverse reveals original silver color. The 1877-S is a high mintage issue, but the quality here is anything but common. A quick flip in hand reveals substantial cartwheel and the flash is generous. Star centers are sharp and the eagle feathers are completely delineated. A few ticks are scattered on both sides, with no marks of note. Despite the abundant mintage this piece is close to the condition census. CAC reports only eight examples in MS66 and above, while PCGS notes eight pieces at MS65+ and 10 in higher grades. This is clearly a high-end representative of the type, and, while not inexpensive, collectors should keep in mind that there are few bargains in numismatics and that quality usually requires a healthy investment. With MS66 CAC pieces priced at $20,000, this near-MS66 quality piece should draw a strong price. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
Choice $1150 Semi-Proof Like Fields, Swirling Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Faint Golden Shades, Well Preserved, Osprey Collection. Semi-proof like fields are the highlight of this choice original 1877-S Trade dollar. Both sides are equally reflective with no visual distractions. A thin layer of golden patina covers the obverse while the reverse is faintly toned with gold overall and violet at the denomination. The GFRC images amplify the coloring. Just imagine sharp reflective luster through a transparent layer of golden shades. This is how this 1877-S Trade dollar will appear on arrival. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder and fairly graded. Fields have some faint chatter that is consistent with the assigned grade. Overall, a quality Trade dollar offering from the Osprey Collection.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
Chop Mark
Choice $950 Single Chop Mark, Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Reflective Luster, Light Toning, Osprey Collection. The only PCGS AU58+ graded 1877-S Trade Dollar with chop mark certification. This choice example offers steely reflective luster and light violet toning that is a bit amplified by GFRC photography. Cartwheels are vibrant during bright light inspection. Fields are unabraded. A single chop mark is well hidden in the obverse wheat stalks. It is difficult to imagine how this heavy silver dollar was transported to the Orient, certified and then returned to the United States without abrasions. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. More great offerings that we have come to expect from the Osprey Collection.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
Choice $885 Superior Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Gold and Peripheral Blues, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. A high mintage common date offering but with superior toning and eye appeal. If adding an 1877-S Trade to a type set or full date and mintmark set, then this offering should be immediate scooped up. Surfaces are somewhere between steely and reflective and produce huge amounts of brilliant luster under a light source. Then there is the gorgeous toning that consists of rose-gold with peripheral blues at the rims. Rose is predominant on the obverse while gold is mainly seen on the reverse. Strike is completely executed. There is faint rub on Liberty's right facing breast there the grading is accurate. Eye appeal wise, this piece is superior to MS60/MS61 graded examples and worthy of the asking price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A most attractive offering from the Cumberland County Collection that should not last long. Once viewed in hand at the FUN show, this piece will be gone.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
Choice HOLD
Strictly Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Excellent Natural Eye Appeal . A long description is not warrant for this 100% naturally toned 1877-S Trade dollar. Coin gray patina covers the obverse with darker peripheral shades. Reverse toning is crusty dark gray. Surfaces and rims are unabraded. I challenge customers to find a more natural looking Trade dollar at the VF30 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder.
Trade $1 1878S 1878-S
Choice $1200 Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Dusty Gray-Gold, Eye Appeal at Grade, Chicago ANA New Purchase. 1878 brought the last year of Trade dollar production at the San Francisco mint. By April 1878 all Trade dollars had been struck and production shifted to the Morgan dollar as dictated by the Bland-Allison Act. There is speculation that quantities of the 1878-S dated Trade dollars were melted but no official records have been located. This mint state survivor offers perfectly natural surfaces and above average eye appeal. If searching for a mint state Trade dollar on a budget, then this example provide compelling value. Fields are lightly mirrored on both sides as struck from freshly polished dies. A dusty gray-gold film covers the surfaces and is mostly transparent to the underlying reflective luster. Fields are also unabraded. A superior example at the certified MS62 grade level and sure to please selective collectors. Housed in new NGC large font holder.
Trade $1 1878S 1878-S
Choice $600 Choice Original, Steely Luster, Mottled Gray Patina, Eye Appeal. If in the market for a choice AU58 graded Trade dollar, you've come to the right place. This 1878-S example was recently purchased as part of a large lot from a passionate Trade dollar collector. His duplicates continue to be well above average in terms of originality and eye appeal. This example features light to medium gray patina with some mottled characteristics. Steely luster is evident on both sides during bright light inspection. Fields are mostly unabraded with just two small contact marks. A pleasing example for type or as part of an AU level date and mintmark set. Housed in new large font NGC holder. I am not aware of this piece being submitted to CAC.