Gobrecht, Liberty Seated and Trade Dollars

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Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Gobrecht Dollars
Gobrecht $1 1836 1836
Choice $17500 Name on Base, Choice Original Strike, Die Alignment I, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. The study of Gobrecht dollars is a field onto itself. The 1836 date is a proof only issue with the Christian Gobrecht name on the base. This die pairing is found with two reverse die alignments; regular coin turn and medal turn. The Coin Turn aligned reverse features the eagle flying upward through a field of multiple sized stars. Most notable are the raised letters in LIBERTY on the scroll. GFRC original sold this PCGS PR50 example into the Osprey Collection after securing CAC approval. A splendid example with rich gun metal gray-blue patina on both sides. Bright light inspection exposes light blue fields and peripheral gold toning. A circulated example with minimal wear on the gown line and scroll. One field mark is noted within the right obverse as illustrated in the GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Fully choice and would be the prize holding in most Liberty Seated coinage centric collections.
Liberty Seated Dollars
Seated $1 1840 1840
Original $1575 Original, New England Collection. Representing the first year of Seated dollar production, this example exhibits gold and olive fields on both sides, with light rub at the high points. Low mintages are the rule for the Seated dollar series, and this piece is no exception with 61,005 pieces reported. Nevertheless, the piece is priced similarly to more populous issues - an opportunity for the astute buyer. Well-struck with most star centers distinct. The OC-1 variety is identified by the right edge of 1 in the date vertically aligning with the fifth set of shield verticals, while the reverse shield verticals extend into the horizontals. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated $1 1841 1841
Choice $10250 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 1842 1842
Original $875 Original, New England Collection. This 1842 dollar exhibits a circulation cameo appearance with deep gray fields and lighter central figures. The cap, head, and obverse shield feature additional hints of aqua, while the highest points are marked by an even silver shade. Luster remains in the protected areas, outlining the stars, and, to a lesser extent, the reverse legend. OC-2, with die lines above the elbow and die lines within the reverse shield recesses. The silver dollar is perhaps the most iconic in the American coinage series, and this is a worthy representation of the type. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated $1 1842 1842
Choice $1065 New April 11! 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 PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. GFRC images are not the best with amplified red shades. This piece is colored a natural gray during in hand viewing.
Seated $1 1843 1843
Choice $750 Natural Gray Patina, Old Time Originality, Steely Fields, Choice Surfaces. A natural toned and crusty original 1843 Liberty Seated dollar for fans of unquestionable originality. Steely fields are present on both sides and covered with a thick gray skin. This is how an unmolested early Seated dollar should look and CAC agreed. Well above average eye appeal as compared to most found in TPG holders in the marketplace. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1843 1843
Choice $775 New March 30! Near-Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Fields, Houston Collection. Operating GFRC means handling many Liberty Seated dollars with most having less than stellar preservation states. Along comes this near-gem original 1843 Seated dollar from the Houston Collection to whet the appetite of serious collectors. Though an earlier "common date", this example could be an outstanding type coin with its uniform gun metal gray-blue patina and unabraded surfaces. Bright light viewing exposes blue colored fields on both sides. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder. Hurry on this piece as it will not last longer.
Seated $1 1844 1844
Choice $2475 Circulation Strike, Lightly Mirrored Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Silver Gray Patina, Fully Struck. 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 within the GFRC images. Strike is complete. Surfaces abrasions are minimal with none worth mentioning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is warranted as grading is accurate and surfaces are 100% original. A new 85% CAC Buyback program acquisition.
Seated $1 1845 1845
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 1847 1847
Choice $1950 New March 30! Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Reflective Luster, Houston Collection. Locating perfectly original Liberty Seated dollars will prove to be challenging as most marketplace offerings have one issue or another. Dipped or lightly cleaned and retoned Seated dollars are commonplace in TPG holders. This perfect original 1847 Seated dollar resides in a Gen NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval. Surfaces are reflective with no hairlines and/or other abrasions. Toning is classic gun metal gray as expect on choice original silver coinage. Under a bright light, the gray patina transitions to faint blue and rose while exposing lightly mirrored fields. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and overall eye appeal.
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.
Seated $1 1850O 1850-O
Choice HOLD
New April 27! Better Seated Dollar Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Well Preserved. Rare at the EF grade level with limited mintage of 40,000 pieces. 1850 brought only the second year of Liberty Seated dollar production at the New Orleans mint. Q. David Bower opines the follows for the 1850-O issue; "Circulation was intended to be domestic and probably was primarily in the Mississippi Basin. At the time, river trade was burgeoning, and silver coins of all denominations were in strong demand. Walter H. Breen suggests that bullion dealers may have melted many 1850-O silver dollars." This new GFRC offering is a choice survivor with 100% original surfaces. Crusty gray patina covers both sides. Mild circulated cameo contrast makes for classic collector eye appeal. I'm enjoying handling this piece to the point of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated $1 1856 1856
Choice $5450 Rare Date, Frosty Luster, Light Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Important Opportunity, Osprey Collection. A important opportunity for Liberty Seated Dollar collector to gain access to a rare 1856 dated example with limited wear. PCGS population report indicates thirteen graded at the AU58 level with another twenty in all Mint State grades. Survivors are limited since most of the mintage was again used for export and trade for Chinese tea and silk. This wonderful survivor offers brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. A faint gray skin covers both sides but does not impede the luster. Strike is typical with a touch of obverse weakness at the gown line coupled with partial definition of the reverse eagle's left facing leg. Housed in new large font NGC holder. From the Dan White Collection of Liberty Seated dollar being divested via GFRC.
Seated $1 1856 1856
Original $2300 New March 31! Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Classic Darker Coin Gray Toning, Houston Collection. Attractive and affordable are the operative words to describe this near-choice original 1856 Seated dollar. Mintage was limited to 63,500 pieces with most being exported to China as a "trade dollar". Others went to Europe for trading purposes. Many were eventually melted and not returned to the United States. One can immediately conclude that lower grade survivors are rare based on the PCGS population report. Only 22 examples have been certified in the AG3 to VF30 grade range. This new offering, from the Houston Collection, features natural gray fields and circulated cameo eye appeal. Obverse fields have some scattered ticks but none out of line with the assigned grade. Two ancient lines are seen on the reverse through the eagle's body and right facing wing along with a deep mark above ONE. Without these anomalies, a choice quality rating would be warranted. Overall, a very scarce date at an "affordable" price. I seriously doubt that at better example can be located at this pricing level. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder.
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 1859S 1859-S
EF Details PCGS
Market Acceptable $1500 New April 3! 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 1859S 1859-S
Choice $1695 New April 3! Scarce Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Original, Houston Collection . A noteworthy 1859 San Francisco Seated dollar strike with classic medium gray with hints of embedded olive. This natural toning embraces essentially unabraded surfaces that surely warrant a Choice quality rating. The only No Motto San Francisco issue, and rare due to Western frontier circulation and a low mintage of 20,000 pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another rare date offering from the Houston Collection.
Seated $1 1863 1863
Choice $2600 New March 20! Rare Civil War Date, Choice Original, StoneCold Collection. . A rare 1863 Civil War date with mintage of a mere 27,200 pieces. The Coinage Act of 1853 incentivized coining of the non-dollar silver denominations to rebuild available physical specie is commerce channels. The 1863 date is rare in all circulated grades with limited auction appearances. This is a pleasing crusty grey example, with rich toning on both sides. Strike is typical, with some weak stars, and there are a few trivial handling marks in the fields. Fields are otherwise smooth and the aesthetic appeal is strong. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated $1 1870CC 1870-CC
Choice $4200 New March 31! Scarce Grade, Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Gray Patina, Reflective Fields, Houston Collection. A disputed mintage of 12,462 or 11,758 exists today for the first year 1870 Carson City Seated dollar date. The surviving population is reasonable leading to general availability for collectors. Most survivors will have extensive wear. At the EF or better grade level, this date is scarce when choice. The Houston Collection is releasing a choice original specimen with steely gray patina on both sides. Under a light source, the gray patina melts away to expose mostly unabraded reflective fields. There are a few tiny obverse contact marks on Liberty that are ancient and blend in well with the toning. A desirable example that should not last long on the GFRC price list. Housed in NGC Gen 17 holder with standard ring insert.
Seated $1 1872 1872
Choice HOLD
Bullseye Toning, Sharp Reflective Luster, A Piece of Eye Candy, New England Collection. GFRC customers might be scratching their heads when reviewing this listing. Why is a common date 1872 Seated dollar priced at multiples of the guides? The response is superior eye appeal from time in an old album. This silver piece has acquired beautiful bullseye toning that is not well illustrated by GFRC photography. Center rose on the obverse is surrounded by a deep aquamarine-gold ring once viewed under a bright light. Reverse toning is similar but with a broader peripheral ring that contains blues and aquamarine. Fields have a few scattered abrasions consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS 6.0 holder. An exciting offering from the New England Collection that comes to life during bright light viewing.
Trade Dollars
Trade $1 1873 1873
Choice $3850 New March 30! 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 $1200 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
UNC Details NGC
Choice $560 New April 17! Choice Original, Reverse Chopmark, Frosty Golden-Gray Patina. Price Reduction. Consignor Buyout! You are probably questioning if I've lost my mind concerning this 1874-S chopmarked Trade dollar. GFRC has assigned a choice quality rating while NGC has certified the piece as UNC Details. The long of the story is that this piece is 100% original and has been labled "Details" due to the chopmark. I've gone over this lovely Trade dollar with a 10x loupe and unable to locate any signs of a past cleaning or other potential surface issues. Instead, the fields a lightly frosted and yield eye appeal golden-gray luster under a light source. A single reverse chopmark is seen at the edge of the right facing wing. Someone should quickly purchase this consigned coin and resubmit raw to PCGS followed by a CAC attempt. This new offering is that nice. Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert. The label reads, "UNC DETAILS CHOPMARKED".
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 1875S 1875-S
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.
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 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 New April 17! 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
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 $950 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 $750 Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Near-Gem, Reflective Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Hammered Strike. An exceptional 1877 San Francisco struck Trade dollar with hammered strike and reflective luster. Old time golden-gray patina dresses the obverse while the reverse is includes rose hues into the color palette. A near-gem at grade and worthy of an advanced collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Type II/II.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
Choice $275 New April 29! 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.
Trade $1 1882 1882
Gem $6100 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Watery Fields, Sharp Reflective Luster, Proof Only Date, Osprey Collection. 1882 brings a proof only date for Trade dollars. Mintage was limited to 1,097 strikes for the collector market of that era. The Osprey Collection is letting go of an exceptional example from his PCGS Box of 20- This offering warrants a Gem original quality rating for a host of positive reasons. First are the watery mirrors. Second is the cameo contrast between the white Liberty device, with out stretched hand, against darkly mirrored fields. Coloring is light rose with darker shades as one moves towards the peripheries. Reflective luster is brilliant and crisp as are the cartwheels leading to exceptional eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A special offering for the selective collectors that wants the best coin at grade level.