Gobrecht, Liberty Seated and Trade Dollars

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There are 42 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on September 7, 2020

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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 1840 1840
Choice $1350 First Year Design Issue, Steely Choice Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, CAC Approval. If assembling a quality Seated dollar set in circulated grades, my advice is to exercise patience and focus on CAC approved selection for the more "common" dates. The 1840 date is always popular as a first year design type along with being part of a date or date/mintmark set. This newly offered example is exactly how a strictly original Seated dollar should look. Fields are steely and toned a uniform light gray. When placed under a bright light, EF45 graded dollars should exhibit residual luster as the field areas can easily reflect light. This is the case with this example. Strike is essentially complete with a few right obverse field stars lacking connected centrils. Rims are unabraded. A choice example that should not last long on the price list if history repeat itself. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
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 $1025 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Rose Patina, Steely Luster, CAC Approval. 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 1842 1842
Original $475 Three Obverse Cuds, Thick Crusty Original Toning, Olive-Gray and Rose Patina, Nicely Graded, StoneCold Collection. Price Reduction - An offering of the 1842 OC-4 die pairing with three notable obverse rim cuds. Thick crusty patina covers both sides. Toning is a combination of gray-olive and rose colors and will fluctuate based on lighting conditions and viewing angle. The three obverse rim cuds are well defined. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) edge view holder. Another original duplicate offering from the StoneCold Collection.
Seated $1 1843 1843
Choice $825 Choice Original, CAC Approval, New England Collection. Medium shades of gold, maroon, and olive combine in the obverse and reverse fields, with similar patination in the protected areas of the central figures. Liberty exhibits silver at the high points, contrasting with maroon in the recesses. The high points of the eagle are similarly evident, while the reverse shield is marked by light crust. Apart from a few lines in the right obverse field, surfaces are largely smooth. Strike is typical, with partial lines in the star interiors. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated $1 1844 1844
Original $2750 Doubled Die Obverse, Original Surfaces, Mottled Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Luster, Running Boar Collection. All 1844 circulation strikes will be found with a double die obverse. Mintage is a tiny 20,000 pieces due to silver bullion scarcity as many United States struck coins were being exported to Europe and Asia for commerce. 1844 circulation strikes have four vertical stripes on the obverse shield (Quad stripes), while other circulation strikes in the Liberty Seated series from 1840 to 1873 have just three stripes. This surviving business strike offers mottled gun metal gray-blue patina on the obverse and anf uniform light blue-gray on the reverse. Strike is well executedon both sides. Blemishes are limited to several bagmarks in the right obverse field. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) blue label holder.
Seated $1 1844 1844
Choice $1200 Choice Original, CAC Approval, New England Collection. There is only one variety for the 1844 business strike Seated dollar, the so-called "quad stripes," for which the obverse die features shield verticals in sets of four. The quad stripes obverse die is further distinguished from the proof die by a lower date. This is an original example exhibiting deep gray fields, more mottled on the reverse, that contrast with lighter central figures. The piece is well-struck, with substantial star delineation and minimal blending of the left claw detail. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
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 1845 1845
AU53 raw
Cleaned $850 Low Mintage Date, Reflective Luster, Dull Grey Patina, Old Cleaning, New Jersey Collection. 1845 dated Seated dollar production was limited to 24,500 strikes. This date is always in demand and popular due to low mintage. The New Jersey Collection consignor is back with a Seated dollar trio including this 1845 AU specimen. This piece has seen an uneven cleaning in the past. Obverse cleaning is faint leaving lightly mirrored fields that generate sharp reflective luster with gray-gold and rose coloring. Reverse cleaning is more severe with hairlines across fields and devices. The result is a dull gray appearance as the natural luster has been removed. Though not original, this AU level 1845 example would fit nicely into a Dansco collection. Pricing has been adjusted downward to reflect the cleaned surfaces.
Seated $1 1846 1846
Original $750 Steely Luster, Light Gold-Rose Coloring, Bold Strike, Pleasing and Well Balanced. Locating a quality Liberty Seated dollar for a type set can be challenging. Candidates will be found with either heavy gun metal gray colors or dipped white. This lovely 1846 example brings the middle ground into play and is well balanced. Steely surfaces are near-choice and retain a fair amount of luster. A faint golden-rose patina covers both sides and becomes more evident during bright light inspection. A complete strike is always a plus when hunting for the right the coin. Recently purchased as part of a Rhode Island type set divestment and fresh to the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
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 1850 1850
Gem $5850 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 1850O 1850-O
VF35 raw
Cleaned $725 Better New Orleans Date, Steely Fields, Peripheral Gray-Gold Toning, Old Cleaning, New Jersey Collection . Tiny mintage of 40, 000 for 1850 New Orlean strikes. Intended for deep South circulation probably in the Mississippi Basin area. More challenging than its earlier 1846-O counterpart. Like many 1850 survivors, this piece has been mechanically cleaned resulting is dull white-gray surfaces. A Dansco duplicate from the New Jersey Collection.
Seated $1 1853 1853
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 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 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
Choice $1650 Rare Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, JUST BUY IT NOW!. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recomendation. Why? This date has a low mintage of 20,000 and was minted primarily for trade with the Orient. Since the entire mintage went to Asia, this date is very scarce in all grades as only a few returned to the United States. Just imagine the travels of this naturally gray toned example with nothing but honest wear. Remarkably, fields and rims are unabraded. The 1859-S date is missing in many Seated dollar collection due to rarity. GFRC is pleased to present a candidate that would please the most selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder. Yes, this piece has been to CAC for review given the choice original surfaces. If housed in a VF20 holder, I'm positive this one would have been approved as all it needs is a bit more conservative grading. CDN CAC pricing at VF20 level is $1750 as a reference point.
Seated $1 1860O 1860-O
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 1862 1862
Original $2950 Scarce Civil War Date, Crusty Obverse Toning, Strictly Original Surfaces, New England Collection. A crusty original 1862 Philadelphia strike from a small mintage of 11,540. The Civil War was raging during 1862 with Confederacy scoring wins in early battles. By 1862 all silver coinage had disappeared from circulation due to hoards and fears of which side would win the war. The Philadelphia mint had sufficient bullion to strike silver dollars. However, those did not circulate in the eastern states. Rather most were exported to Canada and Latin America. Just imagine the history and potential stories of this New England Collection example. Obverse toning is best described as thick crusty gray with embedded rose. Reverse toning is lighter, though containing the same colors. This toning pattern is indicative of strict originality. Housed in PCGS 6.0 holder.
Seated $1 1869 1869
AU53 raw
Original $725 With Motto Date, Original Gray Surfaces, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Filed Reverse Rim, New Jersey Collection. A perfectly original 1859 with substantial amount of devices details remaining. Both sides are mirrored resulting is crisp reflective luster under a light source. An antique gray patina covers the obverse with embedded gold and blues at the periphery. Reverse is toned a uniform light gray with embedded aquamarine. Overall, this is an attractive offering given the original surfaces. However, the upper left reverse rim has been filed to remove a rim bump above UNI(TED STA)TES. The filing is clear in the GFRC images. Pricing has been adjusted accordinlgly for the rim filing with offers always welcomed.
Seated $1 1870CC 1870-CC
Choice $6850 Important First Year Carson City Type, Choice Surfaces, Rich Brown-Gray Patina, New England Collection. A historically significant issue as the first Carson City Mint coins were silver dollar struck on February 10, 1870. A total of 3,747 pieces were struck that day. This lightly circulated example, from the New England Collection, offers rich brownish gray patina that uniformly blanket both sides. Relatively few abrasions are seen and limited to field ticks and one mark by the C in AMERICA. All are ancient and completely toned over. Although just 12,462 examples of the 1870-CC dollar were struck, later Carson City issues are rare by comparison. With that in mind, this first year issue is an excellent candidate for those seeking a single piece type from the Carson City mint. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated $1 1870CC 1870-CC
VG08 raw
Cleaned $950 Initial Carson City Seated Dollar Date, Cleaned, Retoning Light Gray, Philadelphia Collection. Mintage of 12,462 for the initial year of Seated dollar production at the Carson City mint. The discovery of the Comstock Lode during 1859 brought about the need to refine and mint silver locally resulting in the construction of the Carson City mint. The first 1870-CC dated dollar were struck on February 10, 1870. Many were shipped by wagon train to Reno, Nevada and were heavily marked during transport. This surviving example is ideal as a filler for a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album collection. Surfaces are reflective from an old cleaning. rims are unabraded as are the fields. There is one arcing contact mark above the obverse shield. Both sides are retoning a light gray leading to decent eye appeal in a bookshelf display. Consigned from the estate of an early LSCC club member; The Philadelphia Collection. Fairly priced.
Seated $1 1872 1872
Choice $1450 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.
Seated $1 1872S 1872-S
Original $1750 Low Mintage Date, Original Crusty Gray Patina, New England Collection. 1872 brought the last Seated dollar production at the San Francisco mint. Mintage is a tiny 9,000 strikes. Q. David Bowers opines that many of these strikes were held by the Treasury before being released into western frontier circulation during 1876. Additional pieces were melted along with some finding their way to the Orient as part of the export trade. Survival rate has been estimated to be 1000 pieces, a fairly large number for the Seated dollar series. Crusty gray patina covers steely fields on the obverse while the reverse coloring is a combination of gun metal gray and blues. Bright light review some residual luster though muted by the thick toning. Fields are free of any significant abrasions. Strike is a tad weak at Liberty's head. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated $1 1873 1873
AU50 raw
Cleaned $600 Gun Metal Gray-Gold Toning, Reflective Luster, Obverse Field Chatter, Probably Cleaned, New Jersey Collection. I was on the fence concerning the GFRC quality rating for this AU 1873 Liberty Seated dollar. Would it be Market Acceptable or Cleaned? In the end, Cleaned was selected to capture the bright surfaces that have some micro hairlines. When viewed in hand, this 1873 dollar brings suggestions of proof like fields with reflective luster. A lovely gold ring frames the obverse and reverse centers. There are a considerable number of obverse contact marks to be mentioned. A Dansco album duplicate from the New Jersey Collection.
Seated $1 1873CC 1873-CC
Choice New Price
Carson City Key Date, Choice Original, Natural Gray Patina, Clearly Superior to All Auction in Past Decade, Philadelphia Collection. Price Reduction for Immediatel Sale - Ex. Kam Ahwash. The only known dies. Rarity-4+. The 1873-CC Seated Liberty dollar brings a low mintage of 2,300 pieces and status as the rarest Seated dollar issue from the Carson City Mint. The 1871-CC date has a lower mintage of 1376, but the 1873 issue has a lower survival rate. There is speculation that many 1873 dated pieces were melted later in the year to provide bullion for the new Trade dollars. This is a remarkable offering that has been stored in the estate of an early Liberty Seated Collectors Club member for decades and is being brought to market by his daughter. The Philadelphia Collection includes seventeen Seated dollars with the 1873-CC being the finest condition. A choice example that is heads and shoulders above those VF25-VF30 offerings seen at major auction during the past decade. Crusty gray patina covers both sides and is well captured in the GFRC images. All major design elements are bold at the assigned VF25 grade level. Fields have light contact marks that are ancient. A substantial offering that should capture the attention of advanced Liberty Seated dollar and Carson City Mint enthusiasts. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 style holder. The original Kam Ahwash handwritten flip insert is also included.
Trade Dollars
Trade $1 1873CC 1873-CC
Choice $25950 Condition Census, Superb Gem, Set Registry Candidate, Pristine Surfaces, Natural Pewter Coloring CAC Approval. I believe that Q. David Bowers well communicates the rarity of this gem 1873-CC Trade dollar per his CoinFacts monologue. This date was not saved by collectors of the period, with nearly all being shipped to the Orient. Exported pieces did return to the United States with wear and chopmarks. Bowers goes on to write that "In MS63 grade, the 1873-CC date maintains it lofty rarity status with examples seen being as elusive as those at the MS64 grade level. I could not pass up owning this superb gem when discovered in a dealer wholesale box at a small New England dealer show. This example presents virtually perfect surfaces that do not reveal even the tiniest scrapes. 10x loupe inspection and a thorough inspection reveals a few widely scattered microscopic ticks. Steely luster is consistent on both sides which is typical for the date. Both sides enjoy a naturally original deeper pewter color. Miss Liberty and the details are well struck. Mint made adjustment marks on the eagles lower left leg probably holds this piece back from MS64 certification. The good people at CAC believed this high end MInt States example to be worthy of green bean. CAC population is two at the MS63 level with only three finer. A true piece of American western frontier history in a very rare preservation state. I'm already enjoying having this piece in GFRC inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Offers welcomed though reasonably priced. As a reference, CDN CAC guide pricing is $30,200.
Trade $1 1874 1874
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 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 1875S 1875-S
Choice $1400 Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. The obverse of this lustrous Trade dollar exhibits a light, cream-colored skin, while the reverse is nearly covered by rose-russet shades. The lighter toning serves to highlight the ample luster, which is consistent with the assigned grade. Type I reverse with berry to right of eagle claw. Well-struck, with nearly all stars sharp. A pleasing piece.
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 1876CC 1876-CC
Double Die Reverse
Original $1750 Popular Doubled Die Reverse, Original Surfaces, Steely Residual Luster, Light Silver Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Conservatively Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. Within the 1876 Carson City date is a popular Double Die Reverse variety wih rotational die doubling within the olive branches and at the denomination. The Cumberland Country set piece for the 1876-CC date is that die variety. The variety is listed within CoinFacts and the Whitman Mega Red Book. This example has nice original steely surfaces with residual mint frost surrounding the motifs on lower reverse. Under a bright light, the surfaces are reflective with a substantial amount of luster that one would expect from a higher graded coin. Surfaces are strictly original with a thin layer of silver gray patina. Strike is complete with additional die doubling visible within the eagle feathers. Let's call this one as being slightly undergraded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Doubled Die Reverse" in bold lettering. Please note that the GFRC images suggest some rose and green hues on this piece. These are photography artifacts as the Trade dollar in hand indicates unform light silver gray coloring.
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 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 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 $420 New September 7! Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. This 1878-S Trade dollar is the poster child for crusty original patina that is in favor at CAC. Both sides are toned deep gray with blue and gold hues at the peripheral. Under the patina are steely fields. A quality offering from the Pikes Peak Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
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.