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Gerry Fortin Rare Coins continues to expand Liberty Seated half dime inventory for advanced variety collectors. Attributions are per Valentine and follow on research published by the Liberty Seated Collectors Club within individual Gobrecht Journal articles or presented in the Collective Volumes.

There are 62 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 28, 2019

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 5C 1837 1837
Small Date
VF30 PCGS
84668196

Original $195 Small Date, Original Light Gray-Gold Obverse, Medium Gray Reverse, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A no question 1837 Small Date example as can be easily attributed by the stacked double ovals in the 8 digit. This is an accurately graded example that is perfect as a type coin. Obverse has light gray-gold fields that contrast well with the nearly untoned main devices. Reverse is a uniform medium gray. There are no blemishes to be mentioned. Obverse strike is a bit mushy due to late die state die condition. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 5C 1837 1837
Large Date
VF30 raw
V-1
Original $100 Large Date, Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Obverse Graphitti, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Strictly original 1837 Large date example with thick crusty patina. However, the right obverse field has graphitti as illustrated in GFRC images. Priced accordingly. Straight from Dr. Peterson's Dansco album.
Seated 5C 1838 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS64 PCGS
33990695

Gem $900 Eye Candy, Glowing Aquamarine-Rose-Gold Luster, Super Original, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. A very special 1838 Large Stars half dime that would be ideal for a mint state early type collection. GFRC accurately capture the colors as seen in hand. Bright light viewing leads to a glowing luster including a golden obverse ring at the stars and uniform rose-gold on the reverse. Strike is absolutely hammered with round stars and deeply impressed hair curls. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade but technically, this half dime is accurately graded due to two parallel micro lines on the obverse to the left of the date. These lines can be seen in the worst GFRC images (lines are parallel to the light source and enhanced) but not distracting when viewing in hand or with a loupe. Fresh graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A superb offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Seated 5C 1838 1838
Small Stars
EF40 PCGS
34271635

Choice $215 Small Stars Die State, Thick Crusty Patina, Choice Original, Crazy Joe Seated Specials Collection. The 1838 Small Stars die variety for Liberty Seated half dimes did not occur due to a smaller sized star punch as is the case for Liberty Seated dimes. Rather a Large Stars obverse die has badly degraded with rust pitting, die clashing and cracking. This obverse die is lapped in an attempt to remove some of the damage and results in weak and "smaller" sized stars. Obverse and reverse die clashing and a weak obverse are quick pick up points for cherrypicking. In the termination die state, a bold die crack is seen between Liberty's knee and stars 14 and 15. The offered example is from the Crazy Joe Seated Specials, a new face to GFRC. Surfaces are fully choice and covered with crusty gray patina. Grading is accurate at the EF40 level given the lapped obverse. It is best to grade small star variety by the reverse. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 5C 1838 1838
Large Stars
EF40 raw
V-10
Cleaned $80 V-10, Repunched 1, Bright From Old Cleaning, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Bright from old cleaning and now retoning at the peripheries. From Dr. Peterson's Dansco album collection.
Seated 5C 1838O 1838-O
G04 raw
V-1
Choice $135 Crusty Original Surfaces, Honest Wear, Scarce Date. A perfect example for a lower circulated grade Dansco or Whitman album set. This piece is perfectly original with old paper ring or bullseye toning. Surfaces are mostly rich gold with aquamarine and some blues. 1838 New Orleans surviving examples are scarce in all grades.
Seated 5C 1839 1839
EF40 raw
V-2
Original $115 V-2, Repunched 39, Near Choice Original, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Lovely 1839 V-2 example with residual obverse luster. Repunching on the 39 digits is obvious under a 10x loupe. Fully choice except for a toned over reverse line under DIME. A quality raw offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album collection.
Seated 5C 1839O 1839-O
EF45 PCGS
36678085
V-4
Original $250 V-4, Small O, Original Gray Patina, Worn Dies, Die Crack AM(ER)ICA, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A near choice original 1839 New Orleans strike from the V-4 die pairing. Small O and die cracks through AM(ER)ICA are immediate evident on the reverse. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with light gray patina with deeper shades at the peripheries. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another important die variety offering from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album of Liberty Seated dime.
Seated 5C 1839O 1839-O
EF45
PCGS
14939490

Choice $325 Popular No Drapery Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Super Originality. A perfectly natural 1839 New Orleans strike with crusty gray-blue patina and chioce original surfaces. Strike is complete and borders on a hammered designation if the lower right field stars were a tad sharper. Substantial eye appeal for collectors of thick crusty surface originalility. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder wth CAC approval. Holder contains D.L. Hansen Collection blue label. CAC approval rewards the accurate grading and originality.
Seated 5C 1840 1840
No Drapery
EF45 raw
V-4
Original $140 Original Gray, New Jersey Collection. An original gray example with ample devices details. Very well struck throughout obverse and reverse. Star 8 is repunched. There are a few random surfaces ticks on the obverse.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
AU53 NGC
4236745005
V-10
Market Acceptable $850 Medium O, Scarce V-10 Variety, Lustrous, Old Dip, Osprey Collection. This is the first V-10 1840 No Drapery handled at GFRC as quite scarce. Noted Liberty Seated half dime specialist, Steve Crain, commented that the, "To me the 1840-O ND V10 is a scarce and very interesting die marriage, and one well worth looking for and buying. The 1840-O ND V-10 would make one heck of a start to die variety collection, or would make a very nice addition to an existing date/mint set". The V-10 variety was first announced in Issue #67 of the Gobrecht Journal by Jack Marston, Kevin Zietler and Bill Harmon. Infortunately, two of these three New Orleans specialists are know deceased. Jack Marston and Kevin Zeitler identified the V-10 Medium O variety as a re-marriage of V-9 obverse with V-2 reverse; both being in late die states. Reverse die cracks from rim to (U)NITED and from rim up through the right stem are important diagnostics. The offered example has been dipped in the past and is essentially untoned. There are faint lines on the reverse that can be easily seen on GFRC images. Housed in newer NGC holder and from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
Large O, No Drapery
VF35 PCGS
18668166
V-1
Choice $695 Choice Original, Ebony and Gray Patina. An exciting and strictly original example of the Valentine 1 Large O variety. A gray base patina covered the entire dime along with ebony coloring surrounding the obverse stars/date and reverse legend. This piece is well struck with bold hair curls and star centrils along with detailed leaves in the wreath. Greer discusses this variety in the March 1990 Gobrecht Journal and indicates the variety can be located with and without a bisecting reverse die crack. The offered example is in an earlier die state without any die cracks. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Please give this choice example some consideration if investigating 1840 No Drapery half dime varieties struck at the New Orleans mint.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery, Large O
VF25 PCGS
36664964
V-1
Original $385 No Drapery, Large O, V-1, Very Scarce in All Grades, Near Choice Original, Gray Patina, Typical Reverse Strike, Conservatively Graded, Dr. Peterson Collection. Large O mintmark and consider to be full R5 in all circulated by Al Bythe. The 1840 New Orleans strikes are a study among themselves. During 1840, the mint transitioned from No Drapery to With Drapery obverse dies and mixed in leftover dies from 1838 and 1839 for good measure. Offer here is a very scarce V-1 example struck with No Drapery obverse die and leftover reverse from 1838 and 1839 timeframe. Surfaces are strictly original with natural gray patina. Reverse strike is weak at the mintmark and upper wreath, often seen for the variety. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. An important early Seated half dime die variety offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery, Large O
F12 ANACS OWH
602952
V-1
Original $525 Very Scarce V-1 Die Pairing, Large O of 1838, Original Surfaces, Blue-Brown Toning, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The 1840 New Orleans strikes are a study among themselves. During 1840, the mint transitioned from No Drapery to With Drapery obverse dies and mixed in leftover dies from 1838 and 1839 for good measure. Offer here is a very scarce V-1 example struck with No Drapery obverse die and leftover reverse from 1838 and 1839 timeframe. Regardless of the reverse die being used across three years of production, strikes continue to be well executed. This Fine 12 is perfectly original with brown-blue patina on both sides. Surfaces are entirely blemished free and pleasing for the variety. Housed in mid 1990s ANACS old white holder with NO DRAPERY V-1 listed on the label. An important Liberty Seated half dime die variety from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
VG08 raw
V-6
Original $200 New Orleans Collection, Transitional Open Bud Reverse. A Small O open bud is found on the V-6 variety. The offered example is original medium gray. Tone over lines are seen on the lower obverse. Reverse is boldly struck and details are consistent with higher grade.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
G06 raw
V-6
Original $200 New Orleans Collection, Transitional Open Bud Reverse. A Small O open bud is found on the V-6 variety. The offered example is original light to medium gray. A well worn example but still maintain strong rims and having nice eye appeal. There is a toned over rim impairment to the left of base on obverse. A challenging variety to locate.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery, Large O
G06 raw
V-8
R6
Choice $250 V-8, No Drapery, Large O, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, R6 Rarity, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A wonderful 1840-O Large O V-8 example with thick crusty gray patina. Surfaces are perfectly original and choice. An R6 rarity for not a lot of money. A quality raw offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album collection.
Seated 5C 1842 1842
MS64 NGC Fatty
156875004

Gem $825 Gem Original, Classic Deep Rose-Gold and Blue Ring Toning, Fully Struck, Conservatively Graded. A gem offering for fans of strict old time originality. Strike is perfect with all devices completely formed and deeply impressed. Surfaces are covered with thick rose-gold and blue patina. During bright light viewing, the obverse turns to fiery gold while the reverse is mostly aquamarine blue. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with green label.
Seated 5C 1843 1843
VF30 raw

Choice $45 Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Ebony-Gray Patina. Fully wholesome and original with thick crusty ebony-gray patina. Perfect for a mid circulated grade Dansco set. Not blemishes whatsoever.
Seated 5C 1844 1844
AU58
NGC
4715859007
V-3c FS-301
Choice HOLD
$400
New August 10! Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! V-3c Repunched Date, Pretty Blue-Rose Patina, Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels. 1844 Philadelphia strike come with several different repunched dates. V-3c features bold repunching below the 8 and 4 digits. This variety is also listed as FS-301 (Cherrypickers) and recognized by PCGS. This near gem original example features bold repunching under the date digits and rich frosty luster. Intermixed blues and rose coloring are amplified by the luster and active cartwheels. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. The NGC label does not call out the variety.
Image Available Soon 1844
EF45
V-3
$0 New November 30! RPD - Whizzed.
Seated 5C 1844O 1844-O
Small O
EF45
NGC
91261017
V-2
Choice $1450 V-2, Small O, Medal Turn Reverse Alignment, Series Key Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection . The 1844-O date is one of the challenging key dates in the Liberty Seated half dime series. There are two different size mintmarks; V-1 Medium O and V-2 Small O. The V-2 variety is often found with a reverse that uses medal turn die alignment rather than normal coin turn alignment. Actually for V-2 strikes, the normal coin turn die alignment is rarer than the medal turn. Now that we understand the background, let's focus on this choice original V-2 example. Just back from CAC review where it received a green bean due to strictly original surfaces along with circulated eye appeal and being accurately graded. Dark vedigris is seen on the reverse as further validation of the unmolested surfaces. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Now we add CAC approval. A quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that will please selective buyers.
Seated 5C 1844O 1844-O
VF30 PCGS
36678093
V-2
Choice $850 V-2, Small O, Medal Turn Reverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-2 Small O die pairing is found with two distinctly different reverse die alignments; normal coin and 175 degree medal turn. Overall, this date has a low mintage of 220,000 and is one of the key dates of the Seated half dime series. This example has medal coin turn reverse alignment. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray-blue patina. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes therefore a choice original quality rating is warranted. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another important half dime that was pulled from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco book collection.
Seated 5C 1844O 1844-O
VF30 PCGS
36678092
V-1
Original $900 V-1, Medium O, Rare, Original, Key Date, Iridescent Peripheral Gray and Gold Toning, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The 1844-O V-1 die pairing is easily cherrypicked due to a larger Medium O mintmark as compared to the V-2 Small O. The V-1 die pairing is not seen with the medal turn reverse alignment. Overall, V-1 is more challenging to locate than its V-02 counterpart. This offering is an accurately graded VF30 example with iridescent toning. Obverse features darker gray fields while the reverse has golden peripheral coloring. A key date in the Liberty Seated half dime series that warrants special attention. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1844O 1844-O
F15
PCGS
36678094
V-2
Choice $725 V-2, Small O, Coin Turn Reverse Alignment, Choice Original, Crusty Gray, Key Date, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-2 Small O die pairing is found with two distinctly different reverse die alignments; normal coin and 175 degree medal turn. Overall, this date has a low mintage of 220,000 and is one of the key dates of the Seated half dime series. This example has regular coin turn reverse alignment. Surfaces are perfectly original and choice. Crusty gray patina covers both sides. Regardless of heavy circulation, this survivor is blemish free other than a tiny rim mark at star 5. CAC approval validates the strict originality. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another lovely Seated half dime offering from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album that has recently seen PCGS grading and CAC review.
Seated 5C 1845 1845
AU58 PCGS
84342841
V-5
Original $200 Well Struck, Brilliant Surfaces, Collector Grade, Twin Lakes Collection.. Half dimes of this year all appear with a seemingly blundered date, as the engravers clearly had difficulty consistently crafting digit punches sized for the tiny workspace between the base of Liberty and the rim. This example, FS-302 RPD, with repunching of all digits, is no exception, and here the 5 is sized considerably larger than the 4. In contrast to the engraving, the strike is healthy with full star centers and deep relief of all devices and lettering. LIght olive toning covers both sides with hints of russet about stars 1-7. More great offerings from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Seated 5C 1846 1846
VF30 PCGS
36678095
V-1
Choice $2800 Low Mintage Key Date, Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A seldom seen key date that warrants serious attention. One of just 27,000 pieces produced, the lowest mintage for any Liberty Seated half dime prior to 1863. In choice VF, this example is at a very desirable level of preservation for the issue. Probably no more than 10% of the survivors are in higher grades. The Dr. Peterson specimen features choice original surfaces covered with even gray patina. Under a light source, golden hues are exposed. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed a few obverse field micro ticks of no consequence. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 5C 1846 1846
VF30 PCGS OGH
4798546

Gem $3300 Price Reduction 5/7/19 - Key Date, Gem Original Condition, Attractive Surfaces and Toning, Kansas Collection, A Special Opportunity for Seated Half Dime Collectors. One of just 27,000 pieces produced, the lowest mintage for any Liberty Seated half dime prior to 1863. In Choice VF this coin is at a very desirable level of preservation for the issue. Probably no more than 10% of the survivors are in higher grades. Old paper album bullseye toning that is more pronounced on the reverse. Gem original surfaces and preservation at the VF30 grade level. Housed in PCGS older green holder without CAC attempt. Sold into the Kansas Collection during January 2017 and now back to the market for fund raising by the consignor.
Seated 5C 1847 1847
VF20 raw

Original $35 Original Gun Metal Gray. A nice seated half dime with honest wear and original gun metal gray patina. There are no blemishes on this specimen and perfect for a mid circulated grade Dansco set.
Seated 5C 1848O 1848-O
MS64
NGC
20612502
V-4
Choice $2350 Condition census V-4 Small O Example, Very Rare Grade, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Blue Patina, Hammered Strike, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-4 Small O reverse is a well recognized die variety rarity among passionate Liberty Seated half dime collectors. Al Bylthe, in his DLRC Press guidebook, rates the V-4 as R7 rarity in mint state as few example are known. Now opportunity comes knocking with this gorgeous MS64 example that has been award CAC green bean approval. One look and you will immediately understand why. Surfaces emit ample frosty cartwheel luster. The transparent rose-gold and blue patina partial melts away under a light source. Strike is hammered on both sides with high relief stars and every vein in the wreath leaves being boldly impressed. There are no blemishes whatsoever to report. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that will please the most selective Seated half dime collectors.
Seated 5C 1848O 1848-O
AU55 NGC
455920018
V-4
Original $950 Rare Small O Die Variety, Copper Gold Patina, Steely Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Grade, Indiana Collection. The 1848-O V-4 Small O mintmark die variety is recognized by specialist for being rare and challenging to locate. This offering is strictly original, well struck, and with hammered obverse and full HALF DIME lettering on reverse. A copper gold patina covers both sides and is highlight by residual luster when viewed under a bright. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. We can count on the Indiana Collection consignor to supply important Liberty Seated half dime offerings for the GFRC community.
Seated 5C 1849/8 1849/8
AU58 PCGS
03249960
FS-301
Original $595 1849/8 FS-301 Repunched Date (PCGS), Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Toning, Complete Strike, Accurately Graded, Twin lakes Collection. The 1849/6 and 1849/8 repunched dates or overdates have been controversial for years. PCGS labels two different obverse dies with the 1849/8 designation. FS-301 is listed as a repunched date along with FS-302 as an overdate. This Twin Lakes Collection offerings is designated 1849/8 on the blue label. 10x loupe inspection validates the variety to be FS-301 with an extra repunched loop of what looks like a 6 to the right of the final 9 punch. Other numismatic experts will have alternate opinions. Regardless, this example is accurately graded with frosty cartwheels and light golden toning. Strike is 100% executed. Surfaces are essentially choice original. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 5C 1849O 1849-O
EF40
PCGS
36678099
V-1
Choice $825 Only EF Example CAC Approved, V-1, Choice Original, Better Date, Gray-Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Low mintage of 140,000 and low CAC population make this 1849-O half dime, from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection, a compelling offering and JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. PCGS population is both EF grades is a scant 13 pieces while CAC approval population report indicates a single piece approved; this offering!!! The Peterson example is no question original with choice surfaces. Gray-gold patina covers both sides with traces of residual luster when viewed under a light source. Strike is typical for the date as nearly all have weak head and gown lines. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Worthy of special consideration and much better in hand than the GFRC images.
Seated 5C 1850 1850
MS64 NGC
347657015

Choice New Price
$500
Near Gem Original, Wonderful Eye Appeal, Deep Blue-Rose Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Brights light vewing is where all the fun is for this wonderful 1850 Seated half dime. Well preserved mint state surfaces offer frosty cartwheel luster but key is the gorgeous blue-rose radial toning. GFRC images are very accurate color wise and just imagine that blue patina melting into light roses and golden hues under a light source. The transition is stark and so pleasing. Strike fully executed with high relief obverse stars and full head details. The left reverse wreath leaves could be just a tad stronger but that may be too demanding for this date. Die polish lines are seen at the date and moving diagonally into the base. Abrasion wise, there are a few toned over micro ticks in the left obverse field of no consequence. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another attractively toned offering that we have come to expect from the Upstate New York Collection. Frankly, the new owner should have this piece reholdered to allow more natural light to reach the surfaces.
Seated 5C 1851O 1851-O
Large O
F12 raw
V-2
Cleaned $35 Old Clean, New Jersey Collection. Surfaces are light gray from old cleaning and now recovering with gold/rose toning.
Seated 5C 1852O 1852-O
Large O
VF25 raw
V-1
Original $165 Original, Attractive Medium Gray, New Jersey Collection. A better Seated half dime date with low mintage of 260,000 pieces. This example has old album gray toning with blue hues that come alive under bright light. Conservative grading with an above average strike and no blemishes. I like this example and believe it would easily grade at the TPGs.
Seated 5C 1853 1853
With Arrows
EF45 raw

Choice $85 Choice Original, Deep Gun Metal Gray. A well balanced type coin with strictly original surfaces coupled with strong even strike. Both obverse and reverse are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina that is blemish free and uninterrupted. A quality half dime and strong candidate for a type set.
Seated 5C 1853 1853
No Arrows
F15 raw

Market Acceptable $120 Scarce No Arrows Variety, Old Clean, Gray-Gold Obverse. Low mintage of 135,000 and always in demand for a Dansco date and mintmark set. This decent example is recovering from an old clean with the obverse covered in gray-gold patina. The reverse is lighter color. Accurately graded and blemish free.
Seated 5C 1854 1854
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
15595234

Gem HOLD
$895
New August 10! Gem Original, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Gold and Aquamarine Toning, Hammered Strike, Undegraded and So Attractive. Vibrant frosty cartwheel luster dominates when viewing this lovely 1854 Seated half dime. One quick look will have the collector scratching their heads as to the assigned MS63 grade. Surfaces are covered with combination gold and aquamarine patina that is transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is hammered with all stars having rounded points while Liberty's facial characteristic and hair hurls are perfectly struck. There are no blemishes to warrant a net grading situation. Clearly this 1854 half dime is undegraded and at the MS64+ to MS65 level at current standards. A cool acquisition for a type set to fill that With Arrows hole. Additionally, this piece cold be collected for its Gold CAC sticker as so few exist for Liberty Seated coinage. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with GOLD CAC approval. Previously sold by GFRC during October 2017 and back for a second apperance.
Seated 5C 1855O 1855-O
With Arrows
VF35
NGC
3813167001

Choice $235 New July 4! Rarest With Arrow Date, Well Struck, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Jim Poston Consignment. The most challenging Liberty Seated half dime With Arrows issue with a mintage of 660,000. This offering, from Jim Poston, features unabraded surfaces covered with thick crusty gray patina. An ideal candidate if building a circulated date and mintmark set with emphasis on strict originality. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and fresh CAC approval. Fairly priced for the superior preservation state.
Seated 5C 1856 1856
MS62 ANACS OWH
3111011

Gem $250 Gem Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Gray-Blue Patina, Typical 1856 Philly Strike, Conservative Grading, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A gem original 1856 Liberty Seated half dime that is much nicer in hand than GFRC images. Surfaces are covered with semi-transparent gray-blue patina that appears dominant in the images. This is definitely not the case. Viewing under a light source exposes vibrant cartwheel luster that is quite frosty. Surfaces are perfect with no blemishes whatsoever. Yes, this piece features a typical 1856 strike with partial denticles and weak stars. This is the nature of the beast for the 1856 date. I've assigned a gem quality rating as the MS62 grade appears to be conservative. Housed in mid 1990s ANACS old white holder. A superb 1856 Philadelphia half dime offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1857 1857
AU55+ raw

Choice $175 Near Gem Original, Superb Old Album Color. A super piece though common date. Deep rose and light green shades on obverse that transitions to dark blue at the rim. Reverse is even light gray with faint rub on the wreath leaves. Fields and devices are blemish free. Please give this offering consideration if searching for a quality type coin.
Seated 5C 1858 1858
AU58 ANACS OWH
764255

Original $130 Heavily Eroded Dies, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Mottled Aquamarine-Gray Toning, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Struck from heavily eroded dies resulting in deep metal flow lines throughout obverse and reverse fields. Surfaces are strictly original and generate considerable cartwheel luster under a light source. Mottled grays and faint blues are the primary coloring. Housed in mid 1990s ANACS old white holder. Another quality Liberty Seated half dime offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1858 1858
EF45 raw

Original $78 Original Gun Metal Gray Patina. Nice thick original toning throughout obverse and reverse. Perfect fields and devices.
Seated 5C 1858O 1858-O
MS64
NGC
22199301

Gem $700 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine-Blue and Rose Toning, Well Struck, Cracked Reverse, Substantial Eye Appeal, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A gem original 1858-O strike that is worthy of an advanced Seated half dime collection. Frosty luster is bold and brilliant with crisp cartwheel effects. Aquamarine-blue patina is predominate along with rose coloring. Strike is well executed. Multiple reverse die cracks connect the legend and ribbon ends to the denticles. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A superior offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that is just back from CAC. CAC green bean rewards the strict originality, eye appeal and fair grading.
Seated 5C 1859O 1859-O
MS64 PCGS
34671923

Choice $1000 Choice Original, Lightly Toned, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Typical Struck, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. The Denver Collection consignor is in the process of building a superior Liberty Seated coinage mint state type set with a high degree of difficulty. He is only selecting branch mints for the set and forgoing Philadelphia strikes. The challenge is substantial but progress is being made with several duplicated being consigned to GFRC. This offering is an exceptionally lustrous 1859 New Orlean half dime. The luster is frosty with vibrant cartwheels on both sides. Surfaces are lightly toned with blues at the reverse rim. Strike is typical for the 1859 timeframe as the Gobrecht design hub was about to be retired by Longacre and Paquet. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and a fine numismatic property to consider.
Seated 5C 1860 1860
AU53 PCGS
34680933

Choice $135 Iridescent Gold Toning, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Lots of Eye Appeal. Considerable eye appeal results for the iridescent gold patina and frosty luster. Surfaces are strictly original and blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering for a collector building a higher end circulated Liberty Seated half dime set.
Seated 5C 1861 1861
AU58 raw

Choice $135 Choice Original, Mottled Gray Patina. A strictly original half dime with rim raised rims and ample luster under bright light. I've studied this piece closely with 10x loupe and fail to see wear but still assigning an AU grade.
Seated 5C 1861 1861
AU58 PCGS OGH
9239700
V-1
Choice New Price
$195
Vibrant Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Untoned Choice Surfaces, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. A common date but with choice surfaces and vibrant reflective cartwheel luster. Struck is complete with deeply impressed devices. Faint rub on the knee warrants AU58 grade level. Last sold at auction April 2015 where it realized $212. Housed in old green label PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.
Seated 5C 1863 1863
PR64 PCGS
36678101
V-1
Choice $700 V-1, Repunched 18, Proof Strike, Near Gem Original, Thick Mottled Gray Patina, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Proof mintage of only 425 piece. Business strikes and proofs were struck from a single die pair. All 1863 half dimes exhibit bold repunching on the 18 digits. This proof specimen is near gem original and so well preserved. Mirrored fields are covered with fairly thick layer of mottled gray patina. Under a bright light, the toning shifts to pleasing aquamarine and gold. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another well preserved offering that was pulled from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album of Liberty Seated half dimes.
Seated 5C 1863S 1863-S
AU58 PCGS
36678102
V-1
Choice $675 Popular Civil War San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. First Liberty Seated half dime issue strike at the San Francisco mint with only 100,000 pieces struck. A very scarce issue in AU or better. This lovely AU58 example offers bold frosty cartwheel luster and hammered strike for the issue. Light gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse includes aquamarine coloring. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco Seated half dime album that is worthy of consideration. Fairly priced based on recent CoinFacts auction records.
Seated 5C 1866S 1866-S
AU55 PCGS
36678108
V-1
Choice $365 V-1, Blundered Date, Choice Original, Golden Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Pleasing Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A choice original 1866 San Francisco strike from a mintage of 120,000. Not as difficult as the 1865-S but still challenging in higher circulated grades. Frosty cartwheel luster and rich golden patina are the highlights of this lovely example. Strike is typical with some weakness at the head and upper left wreath. A blundered digit is seen to the immediate left of the pendant. This piece performs well under a light source as the luster is quite bold and active. There are no blemishes whatsoever on this offering. Yet another Dansco album half dime from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 5C 1867S 1867-S
AU Details PCGS
36678109
V-1
Original $235 Better San Francisco Date, Satiny Luster, . 1867 San Francisco strikes sport a mintage of 120,000 and are scarce at the AU grade level. When sending in this example from the Peterson Collection, I fully expected a straight grade and was surprised with a Cleaned designation. A nearly fully struck speciment with only weakness in the upper left reverse wreath needing mention. Both dies are heavily clashed when sriking this piece. Pleasing satiny luster is present under a light source. Toning is deep gun metal gray-blue with embedded rose. Residual mint frost is seen at the obverse and reverse peripheries when the toning ends near the denticles. Why the PCGS cleaned designation? Ok, another 10x loupe inspection to get into the PCGS grader's head. There are no hairlines whatsoever therefore no mechanical cleaning. Could the grader not like the toning? This 1867-S half dime should be in a straight graded holder. An original quality rating is assigned with attractive pricing. Another better date from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album.
Seated 5C 1868 1868
PR62 PCGS
36678110
V-1, V-2
Original $380 Proof Strike, Sharp Wire Rims, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Subdued Luster, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. An 1868 proof strike that has have acquired thick natural toning over the years. Definitely a proof with very sharp strike and wire rims. Reflective luster is subdued simply due to the thick patina. Under a light source, obverse reveals rose and aquamarine coloring while the reverse toning becomes reflective gold. The subdue luster is the primary reason for the assigned PR62 grade as surfaces are blemishes free. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album to consider.
Seated 5C 1870 1870
MS65 PCGS
25604866

Gem $800 Gem Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Peripheral Blue and Golds, Wire Rims, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . Reflective cartwheel luster plus eye catching radial blues and gold toning are the highlights of this high grade 1870 Seated half dime. Strike is hammered with sharp wire rims. GFRC images accurate capture the coloring while viewing under a light source releases the brilliant luster. Mintage is limited at 535,000 with a PCGS population of 20. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An eye appeal numismatic property from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 5C 1870 1870
MS63 NGC
35010424

Choice $250 Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Mintage of 536,000 and found with different date punch position placements, none of which are rare. This example, from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection, is accurate graded and offers frosty luster. Surfaces are covered with a consistent gray-rose patina. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Old time originality is at hand with this offering.
Seated 5C 1871 1871
MS64
PCGS
10976708

Choice $450 Near Gem Original, Huge Eye Appeal, Upstate New Year Collection. Gem eye appeal is the highlight of this lovely 1871 Liberty Seated half dime. Surfaces are perfectly original and are layered with transparent aquamarine and gold patina. Bright light viewing is where the fun is as the luster is frosty in nature. Strike is full across obverse and reverse. This piece is limited in grade to MS64 due to several hairlines in the left obverse field that are fully toned over but never the less visible under a 10x loop. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. I'm glad this little half dime received CAC approval as it is deserved due to the superior eye appeal and original surfaces.
Seated 5C 1871 1871
AU58 PCGS
35690513

Choice $165 Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Eye Appeal on Steriods . How about a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this magnificent 1871 Philadelphia strike? This lovely piece offers mirrored fields and choice original surfaces. Bright light viewing is spectacular with bold reflective cartwheel luster. Obverse is toned a light gold with darker shafes at the periphery. The reverse is mostly aquamarine blue. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering for a collector building a higher end circulated Liberty Seated half dime set.
Seated 5C 1871 1871
VG10 raw

Original $28 Original Gray, Old Album Ring Tone, New Jersey Collection. An even gray example with old album ring tining on obverse and reverse. Surfaces are blemish free.
Seated 5C 1872 1872
MS60
PCGS
14832142

Gem $445 Gold CAC Beauty, Gem Original, Thick Frosty Luster, Aquamarine Center, Peripheral Gold, Jim Poston Consignment. A perfect Liberty Seated half dime type coin for those wishing to have a little more in their collection. Gold CAC approval is a differentiating factor for this gorgeous 1872 Philadelphia strike. How or why this coin was graded MS60 is beyond my explanation. Rich frosty luster immediately jumps out when viewed under a light source. The center aquamarine is framed by a thick peripheral ring of burnt gold. There are no abrasions too. Was this another PCGS "mechanical error" where the label was improperly generated? Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Gold CAC approval. Super eye appeal arrives with this lovely 1872 half dime from Jim Poston; it is worthy of consideration.
Seated 5C 1872S 1872-S
Below Wreath
AU58
PCGS
12609103

Choice $195 New July 28! Toned, Choice Original, CAC, Twin Lakes Collection. This piece reveals original surfaces with no obtrusive hairlines. The toning is pleasing, with medium gold and rose tones. The obverse exhibits a contrasting two-tone effect with burgundy tones predominating on the high points. The mintmark is placed below the bow, which Al Blythe rates as tougher than the mintmark above bow variety. Typical strike, with some weakness in the right portion of the wreath. The overall effect is appealing, and it is no surprise that CAC agrees. PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 5C 1872S 1872-S
Below Wreath
AU55 raw
V-3
Choice $135 Large S, Choice Original, Satiny Golden Luster, New Jersey Collection. Conservative grading was used on this nice 1872 Below Wreath mintmarked example. There is a significant amount of remaining satiny luster that my images are unable to capture. Obverse die is significantly eroded, especially below the date digits where the denticles are eliminated. As a contrast, the reverse strike is crisp with all wreath devices well defined. Under bright light, surfaces offer lovely gold coloring.
Seated 5C 1873 1873
AU58 PCGS
81107375

Original $175 Last Year Issue, Original Surfaces, Peripheral Rose Toning, Typical Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. The Coinage Act of 1873 brought the notable omission of the standard silver dollar. This Crime of 1873 paved the way for the United States' adoption of the gold standard and was highly controversial, especially for those no longer able to turn their silver into legal tender. The Seated half dime denomination was eliminated as part of the 1873 legislation. This final year design issue has nice original surfaces along with peripheral rose toning. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A solid AU58 graded duplicate from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Seated 5C 1873S 1873-S
MS65
PCGS
84379355

Gem $695 Gem Original, Gorgeous Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Aquamarine and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Seated Appalachian Collection. An absolutely gorgeous 1873 San Francisco struck Seated half dime with brilliant satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels. Bright light viewing is where all the fun is! Mottled toning covers both sides with pastel aquamarine, blue and gold being predominant on the obverse. A light rose-gold reverse center is surrounded with peripheral teal. GFRC images are woefully inadequate in capturing the satiny luster seen during bright light inspection. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A great new offering from the Seated Appalachian Collection.
Seated 5C 1873S 1873-S
AU58 PCGS
26569735

Original New Price
HOLD
$180
Frosty Obverse, Reflective Reverse Cartwheels, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Last year of Liberty Seated half dime design production with mintage of 324,000. This example has interesting surface difference between obverse and reverse dies. Obverse offers frosty cartwheel luster while the reverse is lightly mirrored with resulting reflective luster. The reverse luster is almost blinding under a bright light. Surfaces are untoned with a few vedigris specs. There are a few faint micro lines on the reverse above the denomination that hold this one back from full Choice quality rating. Accurately graded and housed in 2012 transitional PCGS with blue label and standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.