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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 56 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 5, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 5C 1837 1837
Large Date
EF45 PCGS
83469403
V-3
Original $325 V-3, Large Date, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Near-Choice Surfaces, Crazy Joe's Seated Special Collection. A well preserved 1837 Large Date half dime with thick crusty obverse patina and light rose-gray shades on the reverse. Residual steely luster is evident on the reverse due to the lighter toning. Reverse has a few ticks at the denomination. The V-3 die pair per Clint Cummins attribution. A die crack at the top of the cap that proceeds down the pole to hand is important diagnostic. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. From the Crazy Joe Special Seated collection.
Seated 5C 1838 1838
No Drapery
MS65
PCGS
6593039
V-10b
$2750 FS-901, Reverse Die Spalling, Finest Graded, Gem Original Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. An incredible 1838 V-10 Seated gem half dime in mint state condition with heavy reverse die spalling. Listed as FS-901 in the Cherrypickers Guide. PCGS has graded several with this example being the finest known and COINFACTS plate coin. The V-10 die variety features ongoing degradation of the reverse die steel until the area between right wreath and AMERICA is completely disintegrated leaving behind a bubbled surface texture that accurately transfers to struck coins. This gem MS65 example is fully struck with complete head details and all star centrils crisp. The reverse is also hammered. Surfaces are pristine and entirely unabraded. A rich gun metal blue patina covers the obverse while the reverse has center rose. Frosty luster is brilliant and nearly blinding during bright light viewing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label reads, "No Drapery FS-901, Rusted Rev Die." Pricing the 1838 V-10 die variety is challenging as there are few comparable examples. The consignor and GFRC have sent the asking price based on the last V-10 example sold on eBay during 2018. That example was graded only MS63.
Seated 5C 1840 1840
No Drapery
AU53 NGC
3379207006
V-2
Original $225 New July 27! No Drapery, Frosty White Surfaces, Completed Strike, Sooner Collection. No Drapery design type with frosty white surfaces and a complete strike. V-2 attribution by Clint Cummins. Most likely dipped before being holdered. Lots of residual steely luster. Housed in old NGC standard ring insert holder. A new offering from the Sooner Collection.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery, Small O
AU Details PCGS
38750396
V-4
Market Acceptable $220 No Drapery, V-4, Small O, Golden-Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection . I'm still on the fence concerning the AU Details grade for this well struck and nicely toned 1840-O No Drapery half dime. Obverse is toned a uniform gray-gold with the gold being richly displayed at the periophery. Reverse coloring is light gray-rose. The likely reasons for the Details grade are some faint horizontal lines in the reverse fields and a toning color difference with the obverse. Strike is boldly executed and pleasing. Clint Cummins attributes this half dime as V-4 with date far right and repunching on stars 1, 2, 5, and 6. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Plucked from Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album collection.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery, Medium O
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
No Drapery, Large O
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
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, Small O
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, Small O
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 1841O 1841-O
EF40 PCGS
20647389
V-5
R6
Choice $750 V-5, Reverse of 1840-O With Drapery V-7, R6 Rarity, Choice Surfaces, Residual Luster. Another important Liberty Seated half dime die variety offering with choice original surfaces and ample residual mint frost. This 1841-O V-5 die pairing results when an 1841 obverse die is paired with a leftover reverse of 1840-O; specifically the V-7 reverse. The reverse can be identified by a die crack through AMER(I)CA. A wonderful example with gray-rose and blue toning on the obverse along with peripheral tan-gold on the reverse. Definitely a choice example for the die variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
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 1842 1842
AU58
PCGS
21684672

Choice $295 Superb Eye Appeal, Rich Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. A superb 1842 Seated half dime for those assembling AU58 CAC type or date/mintmark sets. Brilliant frosty luster and a complete strike combine for a pleasing viewing experience. Light pastel aquamarine and rose decorate the obverse while faint rose can be seen on the reverse. Rub on the highest wear points is minimal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1843 1843
MS62 NGC
3468570006
V-2a
Original HOLD
$245
New July 27! First Shattered Reverse, White Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, Sooner Collection. An offering of the 1843 date with one of several prominently shattered dies. 1843 reverse dies are typical prone to cracking across the half dime through half dollar denominations. This example is the first shattered reverse and listed as #32 in the new Cummins/Miller Top 100 Liberty Seated half dime varieties. Surfaces are brilliant white from a pre-holdering dip. Reverse is heavily clashed and in a middle die state for cracks. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A new offering from the Sooner Collection. Attribution courtesy of Clint Cummins
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 1845 1845
AU58 PCGS
84342841
V-5
Original $180 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - 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 1845 1845
AU58 PCGS
26663871
V-5
Choice HOLD
$245
New July 27! Repunched Date, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Choice Surfaces, Sooner Collection. Let's open the description for this super nice 1845 V-5 half dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. During bright light inspection, lightly mirrored fields generate pleasing reflective luster. Strike is deeply impress on both sides. The light silver-gray toning is 100% natural and should warrant a CAC bean if attempted. All digits are repunced on the obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder. Attribution courtesy of Clint Cummins.
Seated 5C 1847 1847
MS64
PCGS
36626089
V-2b
Gem $1450 Superb Gem, 18 Digits in Base, Vibrant Steely Luster, Hammered Strike, Undergraded, Oakdale Collection. An amazing 1847 V-2b offering from the Oakdale Collection. Just tons of eye appeal are on full display with this beautiful gem. Aquamarine centers surrounded by orange-gold are accentuated by brilliant steely luster. Cartwheel action is substantial. Strike is hammered with high relief devices on both sides. At least a full MS65+ with claims to MS66. Noted Seated half dime die variety specialist, Clint Cummings, provided the attribution and commented that this piece could be "second finest known or tied for first." Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Gold CAC approval. If seeking an exceptional type coin for the Liberty Seated With Stars half dime slot, this is your lucky day.
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 1849/6 1849/6
EF45 raw
V-4
Original $275 New June 30! 1849/Near 6, Attractive Golden-Gray Coloring, Fully Struck, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Dr. Glenn Petersen previously listed this offering as an 1849/8 in his Dansco album. Since that time, Liberty Seated half dime researcher Clint Cummins has relabeled the die variety V-4 1849/Near 6. This Peterson example is wicked nice with golden gray coloring and a fully executed strike. The under type 6 is very well defined and recognizable with 10x loupe.
Seated 5C 1849/8 1849/8
AU58 PCGS
3249960
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 1850 1850
AU55 raw
V-5
Choice $150 Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Retrieved from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Liberty Seated half dime Dansco album where it was attributed as V-5. A choice original piece that is richly toned with gray and embedded rose and blues.
Seated 5C 1852 1852
MS64
PCGS
5695604
V-2
Choice $515 New July 3! Low CAC Population, Hammered Strike, Steely Luster. 1852 Philadelphia struck half dimes were produced to the tune of 1,000,500 pieces. As a result, this date is available is circulated and Mint State grades. Locating choice original example will take patient searching. This fact is captured in the CAC population report with only twenty-five total examples approved and only two at the MS64 grade level. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the two CAC approved MS64 grades pieces. Steely fields are immediately evident along with a hammered strike. Interestingly, the obverse die features high relief devices while the reverse die was hubbed in lower relief. Heavy die polish lines through AME(R)ICA validate the die variety as V-2. Obverse toning is variegated olive gray over lustrous fields. Faint olive-gold decorates the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) with CAC approval. An important offering for the advanced Seated half dime collector.
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
MS64+
NGC
3703008004

Gem $685 Excellent With Arrows Type, Sparkling Iridescent Luster, Obverse Blues with Fiery Reverse Rose, Popular MS64+ Grade. One look and I feel in love with the 1853 With Arrows Seated half dime at the Atlanta ANA show. Why love at first sight? Let's start with the sparkling obverse iridescent luster and shimmering blues that scream eye appeal. Reverse toning is a fiery orange-rose and comes to life during bright light inspection. The assigned MS64+ grade is fitting for this little gem original example and a great value point. Surfaces are unabraded with heavy die clashing on the reverse. If in the market for a special With Arrows example for a type set, this offering warrants your attention. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
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
With Arrows
VF35 raw
V-?
Choice $135 Misplaced Digits Under Base, Choice Original Surfaces, Residual Luster, Dr. Peterson Collection . An unlisted 1853 With Arrows die variety with what appears to be the top loop of 8 digit protruding from the base above the final 8 digit. The misplaced digit has high relief and would not be stray die clashing. This is a choice example with olive-gray patina and some residual luster. Pulled from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Liberty Seated half dime Dansco album.
Seated 5C 1853 1853
No Arrows
VF20 raw
V-1
Original $200 No Arrows, Crusty Gray, Better Philadelphia Date, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Extracted from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Liberty Seated half dime Dansco album. A perfectly original 1853 No Arrows offering with thick crusty gray patina. Always on collector want lists.
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 $900 New August 5! Gem Original, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Gold and Aquamarine Toning, Hammered Strike, Undergraded and Attractive, Oregon Beaver Collection. 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 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. Clearly this 1854 half dime is undergraded 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) with Gold CAC approval. Yet another superb offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 5C 1854 1854
AU50 ANACS OWH
1401763

Original HOLD
$115
New July 27! With Arrows Type, Thick Criusty Patina, Rose-Blue Coloring, 100% Original, Sooner Collection. An excellent example of what I typically label as "thick crusty patina". Both sides are encased in a thick rose and blue colored skin. Some residual luster is able to penetrate the skin during bright inspection. Housed in ANACS old white holder and accurately grade. If a fan of crusty silver toning, this With Arrows half dime is for you.
Seated 5C 1855 1855
With Arrows
EF40 raw
V-7
R5?
Market Acceptable $225 7 Stripe Shield, Challenging Die Variety, Grayish-Brown Patina, Reverse Porosity, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. An interesting 1855 Liberty Seated half dime die variety with extra 7th horizontal shield line. A potential doubled obverse die as all horizontal shield lines are doubled. This doubling adds an extra horizontal line named as the 7th. Steve Crain considered this variety to be an R7 rarity along with Dr. Peterson. Based on conversations with Clint Cummings, an R5 rarity is more appropriate though those that do come to market are impaired with one issue or another. The Peterson specimen is toned an even grayish-brown with heavy obverse verdigris. The reverse has faint porosity and a few rim marks that are toned over. Pricing this piece is difficult as Peterson had a high estimate.
Seated 5C 1855O 1855-O
AU53
PCGS
38192460

Choice $425 With Arrows Type, Scarce Date, Near-Gem, Brownish Gold Patina, CAC Approval . I'll let you in on a well kept secret… The 1855-O Seated half dime is very underrated, especially with CAC approval. Total CAC population is ALL grades is a scant sixteen pieces with price guide values being understated. GFRC is pleased to be offering a strictly original AU53 example that is CAC Pop 1 for the grade. This near-gem has two "faces". In hand viewing showcases a consistent brownish-gold coloring that has crusty characteristics. That all changes with a bright light as coloring transitions to pretty center rose and peripheral blues arising from partially mirrored fields. Reflective luster enhances the bright light coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1856 1856
MS64
PCGS
13806802

Choice $500 Near Gem Original, Completely Struck, Multi-Color Iridescent Patina, Active Cartwheels, Accurately Graded. In 1856, arrows were eliminated from silver coinage as most heavier weight coins had been removed from circulation. That year, the Philadelphia Mint produced nearly 5 million half dime but fully struck examples are quite scarce. Many examples show weakness on the denticles. Regardless of the partial obverse denticles, this accurately graded example offers pretty iridescent gold and aquamarine toning along with active cartwheel luster. Other than the denticles, the balance of the coin is fully struck with rounded stars and complete wreath leaves. Surfaces are absolutely original and choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. An ideal example for the collector assembling a complete set of Seated half dimes at the AU/MS level. CAC approval captures the accurate grading, originality and overall eye appeal.
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 1856O 1856-O
AU58 raw
V-10
Choice $325 Date Placement Variety, Hammered Strike, Frosty Rose-Gold, Peripheral Blue Surfaces, Choice Original, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Frosty luster enables the multi-color rose-gold and blue toning during bright light viewing. Reverse toning is irregular as shown in the GFRC images. Strike is hammered on this 1856-O V-10 offering from the Dr. Peterson Dansco album. Faint rub is seen on both sides. A solid offering for another Dansco album collection.
Seated 5C 1857 1857
AU58
PCGS
18638268

Choice HOLD
$175
New July 19! Frosty White Luster, Bold Strike, Choice Surfaces, Die Clashing, Twin Lakes Collection. Brilliant frosty white luster greets viewers of this CAC approved 1857 Seated half dime. Fields are quite "flashy" and active during bright light inspection. Strike is closed to hammered with heavy die clash marks surrounding Liberty's head and on the corresponding lower reverse. This piece offers lots of coin for the money/grade and would fit nicely in an AU/Low Mint State date set. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
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 1857O 1857-O
EF45 raw
V-1
Market Acceptable $100 Old Unretouched Hub, Decent Eye Appeal, Old Album Toning, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A well struck V-1 example that saw a long ago dip followed by restoration time in a paper album. Peripheral aquamarine and gold have accumulated and restored overall appearance. From the Dr. Peterson Seated half dime collection.
Seated 5C 1858 1858
MS63 NGC
3417569001

Choice $315 New July 27! Transitional Paquet Design, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Aquamarine & Gold, Sooner Collection. By 1858, the Philadelphia Mint officials had solved the issues leading to the weak and missing denticles on the 1856 and 1857 dates. 1858 strkes come well impressed with bold denticles and complete strikes. This is the case for a Sooner Collection offering. Brilliant frosty luster is eye catching while the strike is complete to the point of wire rims on both sides. Speckled orange-gold patina is seen at peripheries. Fields are unabraded and clashed. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. There has been no CAC attempt on any of the newly consigned Seate half dimes.
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 1858 1858
VF20 raw
V-?
Original $75 Repunched 18, Aquamarine-Gray Patina, Unlisted, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Peterson lists this 1858 Seated half dime offerings as V-9 in his Dansco but with the notation of repunched 18 digits. The V-9 designation belongs to the Inverted Date variety. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed repunching about the left and right bases of the 1 digit and at the bottom of the lower loop in the 8 digit. This offering is not the FS-301 repunched date, rather a completely different case of repunching. An original example that is covered with aquamarine-gray and gold patina. Ideal for the die variety specialist due to unquestionable diagnostics.
Seated 5C 1858O 1858-O
AU58 raw
V-10
Original $245 Cracked Obverse, Early Die State, Frosty Cartwheels, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Obverse bring eye catching frosty luster while the reverse is more heavily toned with ebony-lavendar colors. The primary V-10 diagnostic die crack proceeds from rim down to Liberty's gown line. There is a fully toned old rim mark at star 3. Just another nice Seated half dime from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1858O 1858-O
AU55 PCGS
34557717
V-1b
Choice HOLD
$225
New July 27! Brilliant Luster, Frosty Cartwheels, Peripheral Toning, Fully Struck, Sooner Collection. Another lovely Seated half dime with above average frosty luster at the assigned grade level. Eye appeal is that of a high grade as the luster is brilliant and crisp. Cartwheels are very active from pleasing surfaces. There is one hidden mark along Liberty's let facing arm that is of no consequence. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. There has been no CAC attempt on any of the newly consigned Sooner Liberty Seated half dimes. Attribution is courtesy of Clint Cummins.
Seated 5C 1859 1859
AU55 ANACS
1495014
V-1b
Original HOLD
$180
New July 27! Transitional Paquet Design, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Aquamarine & Gold, Sooner Collection. 1859 brought a special transitional design by Anthony Paquet, Assistant Mint Engraver. This design is sometimes referred to as the "hollow stars" design due to hollow center points. This Paquet design was produced at a fraction of the mintage of earlier years but is still available today. This attractive example is accurately graded and housed in ANACS blue label holder. Brilliant luster is the highlight along with center aquamarine that is surrounded by peripheral gold hues. The obverse strike is weak on the left side. Another quality offering from the Sooner Collection.
Seated 5C 1861 1861
MS63 PCGS
21987172

Choice $275 New July 28! Frosty Luster, Aquamarine Gold Patina, Choice Original, Sooner Collection. A thoroughly pleasing 1861 Seated half dime with brilliant frosty luster in conjunction with an aquamarine gold skin. Bright light review exposes embedded blues on the reverse. Surfaces are unabraded and choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. Another quality offering from the Sooner Collection.
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 1862 1862
MS67
PCGS
25259973

Gem $1700 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original Surfaces, Mirrored Fields, Heavily Clashed Dies, CAC Approval. An exceptional 1862 Seated half dime that is a type coin candidate for a top registry set. This offering is a case study of the optimum balance between strict originality, hammered strike, and superb eye appeal. Let's start with originality. Fields are sharply mirrored while the primary devices are covered with granular mint frost. Reflective luster is brilliant and consistent with many proofs of this denomination. However, this piece is unquestionably a circulation strike due to pronounced die clashing on both sides. Fields are heavily striated from excessive die polishing. Strike is absolutely hammered with deep clash marks on the obverse and to a lessor extent on the reverse. Light rose and peripheral blues decorate the surfaces. As expected at this grade level, fields are entirely unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1862 1862
AU58
PCGS
82912458
V-2
Choice HOLD
$180
New July 19! Frosty Luster, Light Gray Patina, Heavy Die Clashing, Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. A well preserved 1862 V-2 half dime with choice original surfaces. Light gray patina is thicker on the obverse than reverse. Both sides offer frosty luster and active cartwheels under a bright light. This piece has a hammered strike along with wire rims and bold clash marks. Originally sold into the Twin Lakes Collection where it received CAC approval. Back to GFRC for another sales round. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please note that the white obverse haze at the right facing arm is on the holder.
Seated 5C 1862 1862
EF45 PCGS
19707754
V-3a
Gem $200 New July 28! Gem Original, Steely Reflective Luster, Gray-Rose Patina, PCGS Mechanical Grading Error Holder? Sooner Collection. If ever there was a PCGS "mechanical grading error", this offering is it! This 1862 Seated half dime grades full Mint State and does not belong in an EF45 holder. The gap between the coin and the certified grade is a travesty and can only be explain by a mechanical labeling error. I grade this gem half dime as MS63/MS64, worst case MS62 on a really bad grading day. Surfaces are pristine with steely reflective luster. Toning is a uniform gray-rose. This little silver piece glows during bright light inspection. I'm going with MS63 CDN bid as the asking price to be fair to all parties. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Attribution is courtesy of Clint Cummins.
Seated 5C 1863S 1863-S
AU55 PCGS
17247258
V-1b
Choice $485 New July 28! Popular Civil War San Francisco Date, Choice Surfaces, Copper-Gold Coloring, Sooner Collection. The first Liberty Seated half dime issue struck at the San Francisco mint with only 100,000 pieces coined. A very scarce issue in AU or better grades. The Sooner Collection is releasing this choice AU55 example that features unabraded surfaces covered with copper-gold patina. Bright light inspection releasing additional embedded rose hues with lighter overall toning on the reverse. This piece is completely struck with high elevated rims. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. Attribution courtesy of Clint Cummins.
Seated 5C 1868S 1868-S
AU55 PCGS
19707748
V-1b
Choice HOLD
$235
New July 28! Satiny Luster, Light Gray-Gold, Patina Super Choice Original, CAC Approval Candidate, Sooner Collection. A choice original 1868-S Seated half dime and then some! Substantial eye appeal results from a combination of light gray-gold patina that reacts with flashy satiny luster. Reverse coloring is a bit darker than the obverse. A late die state example with heavy metal flow lines on both sides. Ex. Stack's Philadelphia Americana Sale September 30, 2010 with the auction card attached to the holder. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Attributions courtesy of Clint Cummins.
Seated 5C 1868S 1868-S
AU53 raw
V-2
Choice $200 Cracked Reverse, Late Die State, Choice Original Surfaces, Rich Satiny Luster, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Satiny luster flows across smooth, unabraded fields and reasonably well-struck devices on this lovely 1868-S half dime. Reverse is especially lustrous. Struck from well worn and cracked dies.
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
0976708

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
AU58 NGC
3187232001
V-13
Original $125 New July 28! Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Near-Choice Surfaces, Sooner Collection. An attractive 1871 Seated half dime with colorful toning and lightly mirrored surfaces. Obverse toning is mostly aquamarine with peripheral gold while the reverse features uniform copper-rose. Strike is essentially complete. A few scattered obverse ticks hold this one back from full choice quality rating. Fairly graded housed in old NGC standard ring insert holder. A new offering from the Sooner Collection.
Seated 5C 1872 1872
AU50 raw
V-6
Original $110 Double Die Obverse, Original, Radial Deep Blues and Center Rose, Dr. Peterson Collection. The obverse die doubling on this 1870 V-7 is easily seen on the lower gown lines. An attractive example with light rose centers and deep blue peripheral toning. Please note several obverse lines that are ancient and fully toned over. Pulled from Peterson's Seated half dime Dansco and searching for a new home.
Seated 5C 1872S 1872-S
Below Wreath
MS62 NGC
3415751001
V-3
Original $225 New July 28! Moderate Frosty Luster, Light Silver-Gray Patina, Near-Choice, Sooner Collection. A lovely 1872-S Below Wreath half dime that screams originality. Soft or moderate frosty luster is as one would expect from natural surfaces. A few scattered obverse micro ticks and soft strike hold this piece back from a GFRC choice quality rating. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Attributions courtesy of Clint Cummins.
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
35696560

Original $220 Near-Choice, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Complete Strike. A pleasing 1873 San Francisco strike that offers a huge helping of brilliant frosty luster. Both sides exhibit mint frost in the protected areas. Strike is complete with deeply impressed devices. A faint line on Liberty's chest hold this one back from a Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and fairly priced.