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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Capped Bust 25C 1809 Capped Bust 25C 1809
III Edge
EF45
PCGS
31462770
O-107
R3
Choice $1185 New July 7! III Edge Lettering, O-107 Pairing, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. If a fan of gun metal gray-blues on your early silver type, you may want to pay attention to this well preserved 1809 O-107 III Edge offering from the Port Matilda Collection. GFRC has been "climbing the ladder" with this consignor towards some of his top offerings. An abolutely choice example with deep reverse toning. 1809 saw the usage of different edge letterings including plain edge, XXX edge and III edge for Capped Bust half dollars. Those with III edge lettering will find the additional marking between OR and HALF coupled with DOLLAR and FIFTY. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 25C 1819 Capped Bust 25C 1819
Small 9
VF30
PCGS
30630539
B-3
Gem $765 New July 7! Small 9, Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Overall Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. An immediate BUY IT NOW recommendation. A gem original 1819 Small 9 B-3 Capped Bust quarter is offered for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with natural gun metal gray-blue patina with darker blue shades on the reverse. Characteristic of the B-3 die variety, the double punching on the 2(5)C is heavy and obvious. The piece is entirely blemish free as so well preserved. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this conservatively graded example. A gem early type offering from the Port Matilda Collection that deserves special attention.
Early Copper 1/2C 1828 Early Copper 1/2C 1828
13 Stars
EF45
PCGS
28523433

Choice $180 New July 7! Shades of Chocolate Brown, Steely Fields, Choice Surfaces, Just Buy It Now Rated, Port Matilda Collection. A sweet 1828 half cent for the assigned grade. Let's go with a Just Buy It Now Rating as this chocolate brown copper piece won't last long. Steely fields are most pleasing under a light source including blue shades on the obverse. Other than a few ancient micro lines, surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1885 Indian 1C 1885
65BN
PCGS
27805303

Gem $620 New July 7! Gem Original, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. How about a gem original 1885 Indian cent with some awesome brilliant satiny luster and rose-purple coloring as a potential type coin or for a date and mintmark set? This Port Matilda offering is especially attractive due to the combination of luster and coloring. Bright light inspection is so much fun that I hate to put this one in the inventory box! Please forgive the center plastic holder haze on the GFRC images. This offering is truly a gem regardless of the grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Only 5 finer at CAC.
Indian 1C 1904 Indian 1C 1904
PR64RB PCGS
84108629

Choice $315 New July 7! Proof Strike, Choice Original, Deep Red Obverse, Aquamarine Blue Reverse, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. This new Port Matilda Indian cent offering is a dandy. Deep red coloring is highlight by sharp reflective mirrors on this 1904 proof strike. The reverse coloring shifts to aquamarine-blue with roses and purples once exposed to a light source. Strike is hammered with boldly impressed diamonds and feathers. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. This one should not last long at the asking price.
Barber 25C 1894S Barber 25C 1894-S
AU58
PCGS
28519741

Choice HOLD
$560
New July 6! Near-Gem Original, Huge Frosty Mint Bloom, Complete Strike, Faint Rub, Port Matilda Collection. The Port Matilda Collection is back with a near-gem original offering that was garner immediate attention. Frosty mint bloom is spectacular along with swirling cartwheels. Strike is fully impressed on both sides. The assigned grade is accurate as there is faint rub seen on the cheek and bust with 10x loupe. An impressive 1894-S Barber quarter offering Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation to place customers on notice of this offerings superior quality.
Barber 25C 1900S Barber 25C 1900-S
AU58
PCGS
26101481

Choice HOLD
$580
New July 6! Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. Ex Labelman87 Collection. The new Port Matilda consignment includes something for everyone, with a good mix of early type and choice Barber quarters. This example falls solidly in the latter camp, and pleasingly so. Alternating bands of russet and blue-green appear on both sides, with original silver poking out from underneath here and there. A few ticks are evident on Liberty's cheek, but the overall eye appeal is stunning, and the CAC certification is easily merited. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1869S Gold G$2.5 1869-S
Liberty
AU53 PCGS
81985772

Choice $925 New July 5! Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. The 1869 San Francisco $2.5 quarter eagle gold saw a limited mintage of 29,500 pieces with most entering Western frontier circulation. Most present day survivors will be located in lower circulated grade with Mint State examples being very rare. The Oregon Beaver Collection is back with an orange-gold duplicate that offers brilliant frosty luster. Obverse strike is complete and impressive while the reverse sees weakness at the eagle's left facing leg. This offering is at the optimum price point inclusive of choice surfaces and luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1873 Gold G$2.5 1873
Liberty
MS64 PCGS
84001854
Closed 3
Choice $1250 New July 5! Closed 3, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. The gold $2.5 quarter eagle series is replete with low mintage dates. The 1873 Closed 3 has a small mintage of 55,225 pieces with survivors equally balanced between circulated and Mint State. The MS64 grade level is the optimum value point as prices jump dramatically in MS65. PCGS population is only fifty-five in MS64. Now that the statistics are out of the way, let's focus on this new Oregon Beaver Collection offering. Under a light source, brilliant frosty is promptly noted and highlights light orange-gold surfaces. Obverse strike is complete with bold daggling hair curls. Reverse strike is near complete with only a touch of weakness on the left leg. Overall, an accurately graded $2.5 quarter eagle with ample eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 50C 1840
Rev 1839
AU50
PCGS
26806644
WB-10
R3
Choice $475 New July 5! Double Date, Steely Luster, Light Gray Patina with Obverse Verdigris, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. This 1840 WB-10 Double Date half is high on the cool scale. The date is obviously doubled with a clockwise rotational shift between the two impressions. Unbranded surfaces are found on both sides. Overall coloring is light gray with embedded rose that is amplified by my photography. The same photography has also enhanced the greenish verdigris seen primarily on the lower left obverse. Strike is complete from moderately hubbed dies. Another duplicate offering from the Oregon Beaver collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 50C 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU53 PCGS
22088208

Original $625 New July 5! Arrows & Rays Type, Satiny Luster, Metallic Gold Coloring, Oregon Beaver Collection. 1853 Arrows and Rays quarters and halves remain a constant seller due to type coin status. Sharp satiny luster is the highlight of this new Oregon Beaver offering. Cartwheels are vibrant and pleasing. Fields are finely textured closer to the periphery due to die erosion leading to satiny characteristics. Coloring is a metallic gold on both sides. This is one of those coins that will look better in hand than on GFRC images as satiny luster is difficult to capture. Obverse strike is weak on the upper obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder.
Seated 50C 1857 Seated 50C 1857
MS62
PCGS
29179470

Gem HOLD
$950
New July 5! Mirrored Fields, Golden-Teal Coloring, Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. On occasion, a newly consigned coin arrives to the GFRC and simply blows me away. This 1857 Seated half is one of those occasions and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Golden-teal coloring is overlaid over mirrored fields. Bright light inspection unleashes sharp reflective luster and vibrant cartwheels. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at star 8. Overall eye appeal is exceptional. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1873S Seated 50C 1873-S
With Arrows
AU50 PCGS
84040620
WB-1
R3+
Original $1000 New July 5! Underrated Date in AU, Milky Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Ex. Seal Beach Collection. The 1873 San Francisco Seated half dollar issue was struck from a single die pair and totaled 228,000 pieces. Locating a problem free example, especially in higher circulated AU grades will prove to be very challenging. Price guides do not reflect the current rarity within this grade range. The Oregon Beaver Collection is divesting an AU50 duplicate after a recent upgrade. Light silver-gray patina covers sides along rose shades. GFRC photography has amplified the rose coloring on the obverse image. A fully struck example with a few tiny field tick, none disconcerting to overall eye appeal. Previously sold by GFRC on behalf of the Seal Beach Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Standing Liberty 25C 1926D Standing Liberty 25C 1926-D
MS64 PCGS
31510022

Choice HOLD
$295
New July 5! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Attractive Peripheral Toning, Near-Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. A superb 1926 Denver struck Liberty Standing quarter for the selective collector. This near-gem is showcased by brilliant frosty luster and multi-color peripheral toning on both sides. Honestly, this is a quality piece of eye candy without the gem price tag. Oregon Beaver scored when acquiring this specimen. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1817 Capped Bust 50C 1817
VF30 PCGS
26449253
O-111
Choice $250 New July 4! Deep Olive-Blue Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Choice Surfaces, Nevada Collection. The Nevada Capped Bust halves were carefully assembled with attention to strict originality and crusty toning. This choice original 1817 O-111 offering is yet another example of that collecting selectivity. Steely surfaces retain luster regardless of the thick olive-blue patina. Fields are unabraded. The 0-111 die pairing is straightforward to attribute due to a huge obverse die scratch to the right of the upper hair curls and "bees buzzing the eagle" (die divots) on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. Fairly priced for the choice preservation state.
Capped Bust 50C 1817 Capped Bust 50C 1817
Punctuated Date
VG10 PCGS
20799185
O-103
Choice $225 New July 4! Puntuated Date, Olive-Gray Steely Surfaces, Solidly Original, Nevada Collection. The 1817 Punctuated date is popular with early type collectors due to an easy to recognize "dot" to the right of the 1 digit. This lovely example, though well worn, is solidly original and choice. Olive-gray patina is witness during in-hand viewing. Bright light review exposes embedded rose with a peripheral aquamarine toning. This offering has to be one of the finest VG10 examples seen. Offered at a reasonable price for the quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with label reading, "Overton 103, Punctuated Date".
Capped Bust 50C 1818 Capped Bust 50C 1818
VF30 PCGS
14519223
O-112
Original $275 New July 4! Deep Rose-Gray Patina, Strictly Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. Yet another Nevada Collection Capped Bust half with thick crusty surfaces. This 1818 O-112 half is covered layers of rose-gray patina. Bright light review exposes embedded olive and gold hues. Strike is typical. The O-112 die pairing can be attributed by two points on the re verse. First is a rotated right A in STATES plus a die line from I to C in AMERICA. Collecting Capped Bust halves by die variety opens new doors to the numismatic experience. The 1818 half provides an excellent starting point at a reasonable price point. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1820/19 Capped Bust 50C 1820/19
Curl Base 2
VF20 PCGS
29576429
O-102
Choice $365 New July 4! 1820/19, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Near-Gem at Grade, Nevada Collection. There are several standout offerings in the Nevada Capped Bust collection. This 1820/19 O-102 is near the top of the list. Steely gun metal gray fields produce superior circulated cameo contrast on the obverse. Fields are entirely unabraded and a pleasure to inspection. The "19" digit under punch is clearly visible through the final date punch. None of the Nevada Collection halves have been submitted to CAC. My gut is an instant approval for this near-gem specimen. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with label reading, "Curl Base 2". Don't let the asking price deter a purchase. Superior coins will be enjoyed for years after the purchase price is long forgotten.
Capped Bust 50C 1820/19 Capped Bust 50C 1820/19
Curl Base 2
F15 PCGS
29724988
O-102
Gem $325 New July 4! 1820/19 Overdate, Superb Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Nevada Collection. Unquestionalby, the two 1820/19 O-102 specimens are the highlight of the Nevada Collection. This F15 example is a gem at the assigned grade. Peripheral mint luster surrounds natural gray centers. Bright light review reveals additiona aquamarine hues. Surfaces are pristine and well preserved. Again, this piece has not seen a CAC submission but should be an instant Green Bean if done so. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with label reading, "Curl Base 2". Yes, the asking price is strong and consistent with the exceptional eye appeal.
Capped Bust 50C 1822/1 Capped Bust 50C 1822/1
EF40
PCGS
29552404
O-101
Choice $545 New July 4! 1822/1, Choice Gun Metal Gray Surfaces, Residual Steely Luster, Nevada Collection. A superb 1822/1 O-101 offering that will please the most selective collector. Gun metal gray patina covers both sides with darker streaks on the reverse. Bold steely luster is readily apparent upon bright light review. Strike is typical with undisturbed fields. One could spend an extended period of time studying this lovely CAC approved example. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder and from the Nevada Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1824 Capped Bust 50C 1824
EF40 PCGS
15418417
O-113
Choice HOLD
$225
New July 4! Crusty Gray-Rose Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Nevada Collection. The Nevada Collection consignment display continues with a crusty original 1824 O-113 example. Again, unabraded surfaces are covered with natural rose-gray patina on both sides. Strike is complete for the date. The O-113 die pairing can be attributed based on the "eagle drops the worm" die defect between the neck and left facing wing. A choice example that exposes rose and gold shades during bright light review. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1824/1 Capped Bust 50C 1824/1
VF30 PCGS
29105113
O-101
Original $250 New July 4! 1824/1, Rose-Gray Patina, Near-Choice, Nevada Collection. On the 1824/1 O-101 die pairing, the 4 digit is punched over a pre-existing 1. The flag of the earlier 1 digit is visible at the top left of the final 4 digit. This example, from the Nevada Collection features uniform rose-olive and gray patina on both sides. Fields retain steely characteristics when viewed under a light source. A few obverse ticks holds this one back from a Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1824/22/ Capped Bust 50C 1824/22/
VF20 PCGS
26621948
O-103
Original $225 New July 4! 1824/22/20 Overdates, Natural Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. During 1824, William Kneass become the Chief Mint Engraver via the appointment of Dr. Samuel Moore. Overdates are found on most denominations for 1824 dated coins. The O-103 overdates has the final 24 punch over several other punches that are thought to be 1822 and 1820. The field surrounding the 4 digit is heavily deformed by the prior digits. This strictly original example offers natural gray patina along with peripheral orange-gold when viewed under a light source. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with label reading, "Over Various Dates".
Capped Bust 50C 1829/7 Capped Bust 50C 1829/7
EF40
PCGS
29546994
O-101
Choice $425 New July 4! 1829/7, Natural Gray Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. An exceptional 1829/7 offering that will please the most selective collector of mid circulated grade Capped Bust coinage. Natural gray surfaces reveal light shades at the wear points. Residual steely luster is readily apparent during bright light review. This well preserved 1829/7 overdate features clear definition of the square base 2 at the bottom of the final curl base 2. The upright of the prior 7 digit is also visible within the lower loop of the 9 digit. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. A fully choice offering from the Nevada Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 50C 1831
EF45 PCGS
12047104
O-111
Choice $250 New July 4! Choice Original, Gorgeous Reverse Coloring, Strong Remaining Luster, Nevada Collection. 1831 Capped Bust half dollar production approached the six million mark. Therefore, this date is plentiful in all grades. I'm impressed with this O-111 strike from the Nevada Collection as choice for the grade. Remaining luster is bold and pleasing as are the unabraded surfaces. Obverse coloring is a golden-gray with darker shades at the periphery. Those darker shades will shift to light sky blues under a light source. Deep peripheral blues highlight the reverse. An above average quality offering that will please the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 50C 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58
NGC
1701583012
O-111
Choice $850 New July 4! Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Golden-Rose Gray Toning, CAC Approval, Nevada Collection. During 1834, the second coinage act changed the silver:gold ratio from 15:1 to 16:1 as gold was overvalued which led to hoarding. Mintages of Capped Bust halves continued to be substantial from twenty-two die pairings. Therefore, this date can be found in all grades. The Nevada Collection specimen is wicked nice and belongs in an advanced collection. Choice fields are mirrored leading to crisp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Coloring is perfectly natural and as I would expect for the issue. A base layer of rose-gray is highlighted by peripheral gold. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert and CAC approval. A fine offering worthy of special consideration.
Capped Bust 50C 1835 Capped Bust 50C 1835
EF45 PCGS
29544048
O-105
Choice $275 New July 4! Frosty Luster, Golden Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Nevada Collection. 1835 brought an attempted assassination of President Andrew Jackson along with the cracking of the Liberty Bell when tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall on July 8. Over five million 1835 date Capped Bust halves were struck. The date is available in all circulated grades. Collectors should be patient and select a choice example for the grade. The Nevada Collection specimen is a worthy candidate for consideration. Residual frosty luster is plentiful from golden-gray toned surfaces. At first glance, one would think this piece belongs in an AU5o holder. The O-105 die pairing can be attributed by repunching on star 4. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 50C 1807
Large Stars
F12
PCGS
38927592
O-112
Choice HOLD
$635
New July 3! First Year Design Issue, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Pristine Surfaces. If in the market for early silver type with circulated cameo eye appeal, this 1807 O-112 Capped Bust half warrants consideration. GFRC images accurately capture the bold contrast between unabraded gray fields and the lighter devices. How this worn specimen could stay in circulation without acquiring any notable marks is a mystery. A well preserved example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label captures the Large Stars attribution.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 50C 1810
EF40
PCGS
37536666
O-105
Choice $450 New July 3! Well Preserved Early Date, Uniform Light Gray, Residual Luster, CAC Approval. Surfaces on this 1810 O-105 survivor are covered with light gray patina and are well preserved. Residual steely luster and golden highlights appear during bright light review. The O-105 die pairing can be attributed by a long extended vertical shield line through the horizontals. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust $1 1803 Draped Bust $1 1803
Small 3
F12
PCGS
18033423
B-1 BB-251
Choice HOLD
$2200
New July 3! Small 3, Gray Surfaces, Peripheral Olive Toning, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Sole F12 Small 3 CAC Approved. 1803-dated Draped dollars were the last to be struck as the denomination was discontinued. Many struck early dollars export or melted due to silver weight being worth more than face. This well preserved survivor features honest wear and circulated cameo eye appeal. Obverse is toned a base steely gray with peripheral oilve shades. Reverse toning is similar with a uniform gray patina. A careful 10x loupe inspection indicates minimally abraded surfaces that will please the selective collector. Most early dollars will be found with one problem or another. This choice specimen is the only Small 3 approaved by CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1852 Seated 5C 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.
Barber 50C 1893 Barber 50C 1893
AU58 PCGS
24070102

Choice $475 New July 2! Early Philadelphia Date, Superb Toning and Eye Appeal, Complete Strike, Choice Surfaces, Nevada Collection. A thoroughly pleasing an attractive 1893 Philadelphia struck Barber half for the selective collector. This statuesque specimen is fully struck with complete reverse tail feathers and arrow shafts. Both sides are toned over with aquamarine-tan gold patina that covers sharp steely fields. Bright light inspection is where the fun is! Steely luster enhances the coloring and and exposes obverse center blues. Barber AU58 half dollar collectors should take note of this Nevada Collection offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder
Barber 50C 1910S Barber 50C 1910-S
F12
NGC
2037691067

Choice New Price
$150
New July 2! Eric P. Newman Collection, Choice Original, Old Paper Toning, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Price Reduction - July 2020. 1910 San Francisco strikes are more challenging than the 1909-S and the 1913-1915 S Mint issues that complete the series. It is not, however, in the same rarity class as any of the earlier S Mint issues from 1892-1908, or the 1911-S. This example is accurately graded and housed in NGC brown label Eric P Newman - Col.' Green holder from the original Heritage November 2013 sale. Classic old paper envelope toning as found on a substantial portion of the Newman coins. A cool offering from the Kansas Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 50C 1807
50/20
EF40 NGC
2037687017
O-112
Choice $1225 New July 2! Eric P. Newman Collection, Gray Paper Envelope Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. A higher grade example of the popular 1807 50/20 die variety with completely natural bluish-gray and golden-brown toning that covers both sides of the coin. Design elements retain most of their original details with only a few micro contact marks on the the reverse. Soft luster is evident beneath old paper envelope toning. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green. Housed in the original NGC Eric P. Newman brown label holder as auctioned during 11/2013. The original Colonel Green paper envelope is included with purchase.
Capped Bust 50C 1808 Capped Bust 50C 1808
F15 PCGS
15043676
O-103
Choice $195 New July 2! Attractively Priced Early Date, Golden-Gray Fields, Choice Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. A wholesome 1808 0-103 Capped Bust half dollar with moderate circulated cameo eye appeal. Fields are colored a golden-gray on both sides. Surfaces are attractive with only an ancient mark between stars 4-5 requiring mention. If working on a mid-circulated grade type set, I would recommend serious consideration of this offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder
Capped Bust 50C 1808/7 Capped Bust 50C 1808/7
VF30 PCGS
28138065
O-101
Choice $435 New July 2! Popular 1808/7 Overdate, Residual Luster, Choice Rose-Gray Surfaces, Nevada Collection. A popular 1808/7 die variety for those who's focus is collecting overdates. This new offering features ample residual luster regardless of the assigned grade. Surfaces are essentially unabraded other than a few random above the eagle's left facing wing. Coloring is mostly light rose-gray with the rose shades being more prevalent at the centers. An offering that brings considerable classic eye appeal along with strictly original surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 50C 1809
VF35 PCGS
14519218
O-106
R3
Original $350 New July 2! Better Early Overton Variety, Crusty Original Gray, Well Struck, Nevada Collection. Early Capped Bust half dollar production ramp in 1809 to nearly 1.5 million strikes with fifteen separate Overton die pairings identified. John Reich had designed the second obverse master die with a shorter portrait and more distinct hair curls. The goal was improved striking quality in screw presses. The results are demonstrate by this well struck O-106 example from the Nevada Collection. Obverse hair curls remain sharp at the assigned grade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform crusty gray patina. Embedded olive, rose and gold shades appear during bright light inspection. O-106 can be attributed by a recut U in UNITED. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 50C 1809
III Edge
F15 PCGS
29280925
O-108a
R4
Choice $250 New July 2! III Edge Lettering, Steely Fields, Choice Crusty Gray Specimen, Nevada Collection. 1809 also saw the usage of different edge letterings including plain edge, XXX edge and III edge for Capped Bust half dollars. Those with III edge lettering will find the additional marking between OR and HALF coupled with DOLLAR and FIFTY, This O-108a example is fully choice and covered with uniform crusty gray patina. Dies are eroded with a die crack through star 4. Bright light inspection shows undisturbed steely fields and some residual luster. Fairly priced and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1811/10 Capped Bust 50C 1811/10
VF30
PCGS
29667953
O-101
Choice $535 New July 2! 1811/10 Overdate, Classic CAC Approved Eye Appeal, Nevada Collection. The 1811/10 overdate is also an earlier Punctuated Date. A large dot is visible between the base of the 8 and 1 digits. This Nevada Collection is super sweet with classic CAC approved original light gray surfaces and eye appeal. Steely fields perform well during bright light review with only a few scattered micro lines that are ancient. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC population is limited to eight at the VF30 grade level.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 50C 1812
VF30 PCGS
29217853
O-103
Choice $280 New July 2! Choice Original Surfaces, Antique Gray Patina, Late Die State, Nevada Collection. 1812 brought another war between the United States and the British. Back at the Philadelphia Mint, the third obverse design hub was implemented. The main device, starting with O-103, is more compact and bold. This O-103 offering features antique gray patina over steely fields that still retain some mint luster. Surfaces are choice and pleasing. The O-103 attribution points include vertical raised lines on the reverse between the ealge's neck and left wing. Unfortunately, PCGS did not correct attribute this piece as the holder label has an 1812/1 Small 8 designation. A quick inspection of the date shows the 8 digit to be large and not small as a starting point. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with incorrect 1812/1 Small 8 designation on the label.
Morgan $1 1878 Morgan $1 1878
7TF
MS63 PCGS OGH
1493131

Choice $200 New July 2! Vivid Multi-Color Obverse, Semi Proof Like Fields, Choice Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. Tannish-gold, aquamarine, blues, and orange patina are intermixed on the obverse while the reverse offers faint center gold. Semi-proof like fields radiate reflective luster and vibrant cartwheels. Accurately graded with substantial eye appeal. A wonderful offering for fans of beautifully toned Morgan dollars. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. From a Nevada Collection, a new GFRC consignor.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan $1 1880-S
MS64 PCGS
24169924

Choice $85 New July 2! Choice Original, Brilliant Luster, Light Copper-Gold Patina, Conservative Grading, Nevada Collection. When examining Morgan dollars, my eyes always focus on Liberty cheek. This 1880-S specimen, from the Nevada Collection, features a smooth attractive cheek and light copper-gold patina. Luster is mostly brilliant and reflective from partially mirrored surfaces. Conservatively graded and fairly priced. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan $1 1881-S
MS65 PCGS
24500809

Gem $155 New July 2! Sharp Mirrors and Reflective Luster, No Question Gem, JUST BUY IT NOW! Nevada Collection. Let's start the description for this stunning 1881-S Morgan dollar with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How can anyone get excited about an 1881-S as a JBIN selection? I did once placing this conservatively graded gem under a light source. Surfaces are entirely unabraded with sharp reflective mirrors. This offering is a joy to view under a bright light as there are zero distractions and nearly blinding reflections. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Morgan $1 1896 Morgan $1 1896
MS63 PCGS
16083443

Choice $125 New July 2! Attractive Rainbow Obverse Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Nevada Collection. A pretty 1896 Philadelphia with rainbow color gradient toning across the obverse. Coloring transitions from orange-gold to rose followed purples and blues. The reverse remains brilliant white on this naturally toned example. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. From the Nevada Collection, a new GFRC client.
Peace $1 1922 Peace $1 1922
MS64 PCGS
19610397

Choice $200 New July 2! Beautifully Toned Reverse, Choice Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. One does not often see Peace dollars with beautiful one sided toning. The Nevada Collection is releasing a special example with orange-gold and aquamarine patina through the reverse. Obverse toning is faint aquamarine-gold. Brilliant frosty luster on both sides is consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Hurry on this offering as I suspect it will not last long on the price list.
Peace $1 1924 Peace $1 1924
MS65 PCGS
26120748

Gem HOLD
$215
New July 2! Gem Original, Attractive Peripheral Gold Coloring, Nevada Collection. If in the market for a differentiated gem Peace dollar, this Nevada Collection divestment warrants attention. Brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels highlight faint center aquamarine that is well framed by peripheral gold. Don't under estimated the challenge associated with locating nicely toned Peace dollars. Most have been dipped white to maximum luster for the highest possible TPG grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Seated 25C 1838 Seated 25C 1838
No Drapery
EF40 ANACS OWH
2447112
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$450
New July 2! Open Claws, Choice Original Surfaces, Blues plus Rose-Gold Patina, Typical No Drapery Strike, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Price Reduction - July 2020. Superior eye appeal is an a excellent reason to consider this 1838 No Drapery offering from the Kansas Collection. Like other Liberty Seated silver pieces in that collection, attractive blue, green and rose toning colors were the imperative. This offering features deep rose-gold centers and wide bands of peripheral blues on both sides. Surfaces are well preserved with few if any blemishes. Strike is typical for the No Drapery hub design with obverse weakness at the stars and head. Reverse strike is well executed. Under a light source, the deeper blue coloring shift to light sky blue due to residual luster. Accurately graded in its present ANACS old white holder. Another quality offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 25C 1842-O
Small Date
G06
PCGS
10244480

Choice New Price
$850
New July 2! Rare Small Date Variety, Cameo Eye Appeal, Aquamarine Blue Fields, Full Rims, Conservatively Graded, Kansas Collection. Price Reduction - July 2020 - A popular date punch size die variety in the Liberty Seated quarter series. The 1842-O Small Date was recognized as a major variety as early as 1881, when it was catalogued in John Haseltine’s Type Table. During 2007-2008 timeframe, the LSCC membership voted it number 6 on the list of greatest New Orleans Seated coins. This offering brings a unique appearance as compared to others handled. The aquamarine-blue fields nicely frame the rose colored main devices with cameo contrast. Rims are bold and complete with the coin seeing nothing but honest wear followed by extended storage. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Another eye appealing offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1855S Seated 25C 1855-S
VF Details SEGS
80415014

Market Acceptable New Price
$195
New July 2! Challenging San Francisco Date, Briggs 2-C Plate Coin, Original Gray Patina, Removed Obverse Mount, Fairly Graded, Kansas Collection. Price Reduction - July 2020 - The Briggs 2-C macro image plate coin as published in Larry's The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Quarters. Surfaces are original gray. An obverse mount has been removed from the center with some faint re-engraving of details in that area. Housed in SEGS traditional holder with the label reading, "1855-S BRIGGS 2C/Book Coin, VF20 Details, MOUNTED OBVERSE, BOOK PLATE COIN_REV HALO." An interesting offering of the first year quarter issue at the San Francisco mint. From the Kansas Collection.
Seated $1 1849 Seated $1 1849
VF30 PCGS OGH
4086154

Choice HOLD
$500
New July 1! Super Eye Appeal, Mirrored Fields, Residual Reflective Luster, Choice Original at Grade. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this wonderful 1849 Liberty Seated dollar. At the more than reasonable asking price, the lucky collector will secure a choice original survivor with mirrored fields and substantial remaining reflective luster. Obverse blue and light rose toning is most attractive as is the darker gray-rose on the reverse. Bright light viewing is lots of fun. Don't think too hard on this offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) holder.
Seated 25C 1871S Seated 25C 1871-S
MS62 PCGS
22104205
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$9850
New July 1! Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. The 1871-S is one of the keys in the San Francisco Seated quarter series, with the second-lowest mintage in the set, eclipsed only by the 1864-S. PCGS has certified 72 pieces total for the entire issue, with only 10 grading events above the MS62 level. This is a gorgeous example with light, sunset rose toning on both sides. A few recessed areas host a tiny bit of curst, most notably the stars to the right. Surfaces are mark-free for the grade, and the high-point wear often seen on MS61 or MS62 pieces is not present. The strike is strong, with just a couple soft stars and near-complete feathers. This coin with attract immediate interest, as an aesthetically appealing, high-grade example of a most challenging issue. Seated quarter collectors, take note! Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
No Drapery
EF45 PCGS
12942570
F-110a
Choice $375 New June 30! Cracked Obverse #2, Late Die State of Partial Drapery Reverse, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1838 F-110 die pairing approaches its final die with a long bisecting obverse crack. Greer listed this obverse as Cracked Obverse #2. The obverse die exhibits a strong bisecting die crack starting from the rim, down through Star 7, Liberty's body and down along the outer right edge of the shield. The die crack alters direction, bends and exits to the rim directly below Liberty's foot. Reverse G exhibits considerable wear with a weakened die clash mark, the clash resulting from the pairing with the Partial Drapery obverse. This offering is the Greer plate coin for the Greer-104 die variety with his "Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes" published by DLRC Press. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Again used by Fortin as the 1838 F-110a web-book plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
No Drapery
AU55
PCGS
28715641
F-102a
Choice HOLD
$485
New June 30! Lapped Obverse Die, Gorgeous Toning, Choice Original Example, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1840 F-102 No Drapery obverse exhibits reduced device relief on the date, rock and stars due to die polishing or lapping. However, radial die lines to the right of LIBERTY in scroll are identical to pre-lapped F-102. Gorgeous toning highlights both sides. The is a fully toned over mark in the obverse right field. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Purchased July 1990 from Bob Levi at Maine Gold & Silver (Portland, Maine) and employed as the 1840 No Drapery F-102a web-book plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. I really hate to see this one leave the fold.
Seated 10C 1849 Seated 10C 1849
Repunched Date
EF40
PCGS
30447877
F-104
Gem $325 New June 30! Repunched 8 and 9, Prior Listings as 1849/8 Overdate, Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Both Ahwash and Breen listed the F-104 obverse as the 1849/8 Overdate, while Greer suggested that the 1849/8 is only a repunched date. During development of the Seated dime web-book, close inspection of several F-104 examples under high power stereo microscope, Ied me to agree with Greer that the traces of the originally punched digits in the upper loops of 8 and 9 are that of an 8 and 9 and not 8 and 8. This conclusion is based on the shapes and rotations of the upper ovals of the 8 and 9. The offered example is gem original at the assigned grade level. How I hate to part with this example after holding it since May 1995. This piece was purchased directly from Brian Greer after he used the coin for the F-104 macro image within his "Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes" published by DLRC Press. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. The 1849 F-104 web-book plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors thome.
Seated 10C 1851 Seated 10C 1851
MS63 NGC
650310009
F-108
Choice HOLD
$1350
New June 30! Second 1 Repunched Down, Hammered Strike, Old Album Toning, Rare in Mint State, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1851 Philadelphia strikes are underrated when located in the Mint State grades. TPG population remain lower than expected for the recorded mintage of slightly over one million pieces. This MS63 example is accurate graded with steely surfaces and old album mottled toning on the obverse. Reverse toning is peripheral gold. Part of the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection since November 2005 and employed as the 1851 F-108 web-book plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 5C 1849/6 Seated 5C 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 25C 1841O Seated 25C 1841-O
Double Die Obverse
MS64 NGC
1995088085
Briggs 5-F
Choice $2650 New June 28! Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. This obverse of the 1841-O double die obverse is distinct, and most quarter collectors could immediately attribute the piece based on the obverse shield alone, with doubling most prominent on LIBERTY. This example exhibits brilliant toning with hints of greenish-gold and burgundy. Creamy, frosty luster covers both sides, while the strike is typical with some soft stars and blending of the feather detail. A number of doubled-die 1841-O quarters were uncovered in the 1982 New Orleans hoard, many of which suffered environment damage. Whether this piece came from the hoard or not, it is clearly one of the more appealing survivors. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert with "DDO, FS-001" indicated on the labeling.
Seated 25C 1852O Seated 25C 1852-O
VF25
PCGS
16026337
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2100 New June 28! Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Attractive 1852-O quarters, even with a low mintage to begin with, are surprisingly tough. Even at the VF25 level, CAC has graded only eight pieces finer than the present example, six of which remain in the VF band. This circulated cameo example features even, deep gray fields, while the silver central figures reveal pleasing contrast. The strike is typical, as production standards at the New Orleans Mint simply were not at the same level as their counterpart in Philadelphia. Virtually no one plucked these coins from circulation at the time of issue, except for silver speculators taking advantage of the weight reduction mandated in 1853. Survival was thus a matter of chance, and the survival of pleasing examples such as this even more unlikely. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 25C 1854-O
AU58 NGC
1749017014

Choice HOLD
$675
New June 28! Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Moderately mirrored surfaces host the lightly toned fields of this popular date Seated quarter. Soft tan shades pair with occasional crust in the recessed areas, particularly within the obverse and reverse shields. This piece is well-struck with only a few soft stars and decent detail in the eagle feathers. With a high mintage, there are no doubt several unlisted varieties for this date, and with detailed study new discoveries are likely possible. Perhaps this piece might represent the beginning of such a reference set. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1855O Seated 25C 1855-O
VF Details
5073307006

Cleaned HOLD
$275
New June 28! Ex. Jules Reiver, Cleaned, NCS Holder. The 1855-O is an underrated date in the Seated quarter series, tougher than its mintage might indicate. Briggs 1-A, with the mintmark placed slightly closer to the feather than the stem. Weakly struck as usual for the issue with flat stars and eagle feathers blending together. This piece has obviously been dipped, but remains a decently-detailed example of a tough issue. Housed in a Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) holder. Ex. Jules Reiver (Heritage 1/2006, lot 28988, realized $276).
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 25C 1856-O
AU58 PCGS
18450630
Briggs 5-D
Original HOLD
$1150
New June 28! Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Frosty luster radiates from the brilliant surfaces of this New Orleans piece, with deeper plum evident at the rims. Original mint bloom is more evident around the stars and reverse legend. The strike is sharp, with defined star points and near-complete feather detail. As Briggs notes, examples of this issue are better struck than most New Orleans quarters. Briggs 5-D with a centered mintmark. PCGS has certified 15 fifteen pieces in all MS grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1856S Seated 25C 1856-S
AU Details
5076441075
Briggs 1-B
Cleaned $1250 New June 28! Fully Struck, Steely Gray Surfaces, Professional Clean/Restoration, Attractive. All coins fall on a spectrum, and, while there is no denying this piece has been cleaned in the past, it remains more nicely preserved than most pieces in the same class. Some luster remains, if not 100% original. Light rose shades highlight even silver surfaces, and there are no major distractions. Briggs 1-B, with the date placed high and sloping slightly downward, while the southwest portion of the mintmark is lightly impressed. An ideal piece for a Dansco or other album. Housed in Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) holder.
Seated 25C 1857O Seated 25C 1857-O
MS62 NGC
3814091004
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1500 New June 28! Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Reflective luster rises from the steely, crusty fields of the New Orleans quarter. The central figures are grey and tan and neatly contrast with the deep field toning. Stars are nearly all sharp and the eagle feather detail is strong. This piece is especially well-struck for an 1857-O, which often comes with poorly impressed detail. Briggs 1-A, with the mintmark punched to the left, and the right edge of 1 aligned with the space between verticals 6-7 in the shield. NGC has certified just seven examples finer. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1857S Seated 25C 1857-S
AU50 PCGS OGH
5296652
Briggs 1-A
Original $1750 New June 28! Near-Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Residual, frosty luster highlights silver and grey surfaces with deeper toning in right obverse field. Crust is evident in the obverse stars and more abundant in the reverse shield. A few lines within the figure of Liberty are consistent with the grade. This is a scarce issue, and the San Francisco Mint, more occupied with gold production, delivered just 82,000 quarters in this year. This piece likely would have CACed, but the obverse detail is more consistent with the EF45 grade. In this case it appears PCGS awarded the coin a bump for the overall eye appeal, while CAC held the line on the technical detail. Regardless, this is a nice example of a tough issue. PCGS has graded 27 examples finer. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder.
Seated 25C 1860S Seated 25C 1860-S
VF Details ICG
5542821201
Briggs 1-A
Cleaned $1750 New June 28! Rare Date, Tooled and Retoned. The 1860-S was struck to the extent of only 56,000 pieces, and with the 1864-S and 1872-S, ranks among the most challenging San Francisco issues in the Seated quarter series. This piece has been cleaned and re-engraved, with tooling marks particularly evident in Liberty's gown folds. Shading is a yellowish-blue, and obviously not original. Nevertheless, this remains an exceptionally rare coin, of which perhaps a couple hundred pieces in total exist. Briggs 1-A, the only die pair for this year, with an even date punched low. Housed in an ICG holder with "Reengraved-Cleaned" label.
Seated 25C 1861S Seated 25C 1861-S
EF40 PCGS
11450429
Briggs 2-B
Original $4350 New June 28! Near-Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Few coin collectors paid attention to branch mint coinage until Augustus Heaton published his work on the subject in 1893. As such, survival of higher grade San Francisco coinage was a matter of chance, and today neither service lists an 1861-S quarter in uncirculated condition. At the EF40 level, PCGS notes 21 higher grading "events," many likely representing duplicate coins as owners hope to "make" a higher-graded piece. Medium gray and pastel shades mix on both sides of this choice example, with occasional crust in the stars and legend. Strike is typical with some stars softly impressed. The aesthetic appeal is strong, and there is no denying the condition rarity. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1864S Seated 25C 1864-S
VF30 PCGS
37737444
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$1850
New June 28! Original, Durham Eagle Collection. With a low mintage of 20,000 pieces, the 1864-S is long acknowledged as one of the most challenging issues in the Seated quarter series, not just among San Francisco issues, but across the entire set. PCGS Coin Facts notes just seven examples at the VF30 appearing at auction since 2010, with the average selling price exceeding $2,000. This piece exhibits gray and powder blue surfaces with deeper shades at the rims and within the reverse shield. An old cleaning is noted, but this piece remain more original than most survivors, and the straight grade by PCGS is warranted. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1865S Seated 25C 1865-S
AU58 NGC
1725687011
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$2850
New June 28! Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. This is a pleasing example of a better-date San Francisco piece, lightly toned and lustrous. Swaths of gold decorate a brilliant obverse, while the reverse is predominantly silver with hints of rose in the protected areas. The strike is typical, with some flat stars, but stronger detail in the eagle feathers. Briggs 1-A, the only die pair but for date, but better described as a later die state, with the tops of 8 and 6 polished out. NGC has certified 16 pieces in all MS grades combined, no doubt representing many duplicates. Indeed, Coin Facts indicates MS coins appear at an average rate of less than one piece per year. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1866 Seated 25C 1866
MS63 NGC
1973013004
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$2750
New June 28! Near-Gem Original, Durham Eagle Collection. The 1866 quarter exhibits a distinct appearance and is one that can be attributed without seeing the date. Heavy die polishing is evident on the obverse and to a lesser extent on the reverse as well. Centers are weakly struck, as seen on the reverse here, while the obverse of this example is better struck than usual with all letters of LIBERTY clear and most stars sharp. Proofs of this year are cleanly struck throughout and there is no mistaking the difference. The luster of this example is strong for the grade and the flash is readily evident, with just a couple minor obverse lines holding the piece back from a higher grade. Surfaces are uniformly brilliant with rose hints around AMERICA on the reverse. With a low mintage of 16,800 pieces, the piece offers a compelling combination of rarity and aesthetic appeal. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1866S Seated 25C 1866-S
MS62 NGC
1716921005
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$9850
New June 28! Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Frosty luster booms from the surfaces of this key-date Seated quarter. The toning is largely brilliant, with hints of pink and plum, more intense below the eagle. The piece is well-struck, with some weak stars, while the detail beneath the reverse shield is sharper. Briggs 1-A, the only variety for this year, with a defective mintmark that is shared with the 1867-S and 1869-S pieces. Light clashing is evident on the reverse. This piece is close to the top of the condition census, as NGC has certified just three coins finer. While no guarantee is made, GFRC believes this piece will cross to PCGS. The luster is all there, and the eye appeal is enticing. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 25C 1867
MS63 NGC
308344002
Briggs 1-A
Choice $3500 New June 28! Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. The Mint had production difficulties with business strike quarters in 1866 and 1867, with the weak ribbon being a hallmark of the 1867 pieces. Weakness in L and Y are easily apparent on this example, but the head is more strongly struck than usually seen. Fields are mirrored on both sides, typical for 1867 quarters, and contrast with frosted devices. Toning is largely brilliant with the exception of gold-russet patches in the obverse stars. Briggs 1-A, the business strike dies, exhibiting an evenly punched date. With only 20,000 pieces minted, this is a flashy example of a scarce coin. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1872 Seated 25C 1872
MS63 ANACS
2894159
Briggs 1-A
Gem HOLD
$2500
New June 28! Gem Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Eye candy at its finest, this target-toned Seated quarter will draw instant attention whenever exhibited to other collectors. Brilliant centers give way to concentric rings of russet and electric blue, and the eye appeal is off the charts. The luster is frosty, highlighting the vivid, underlying color. Strike is sharp will fully defined stars and strong feather detail. Housed in an ANACS blue label holder. Note, there has been no attempt to cross this coin to a different grading service. This coin will sell quickly.
Seated 25C 1876S Seated 25C 1876-S
MS62 NGC
1749019014

Choice $425 New June 28! Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Frosty surfaces create pleasing cartwheel effect on this Centennial-dated Seated quarter. A light rose skin covers the obverse while the reverse is more brilliant with shading at the rims. Surfaces are smooth for the grade with no distractions of note. Stars and head are somewhat softly struck, while the feathers in the eagle are more detailed. An affordable example of an uncirculated 19th century type coin with ample remaining luster. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 25C 1880
MS64 NGC
375857012
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1250 New June 28! Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Granular, satiny luster booms from both sides of this near-gem uncirculated Seated quarter. Shading is silver and steel-blue, with subdued intensity in the protected areas. The strike is strong, with just a couple soft stars and near-complete delineation of the feathers. Just 13,600 pieces were struck in this year, but these were recognized as scarce at the time of issue, and survive in a higher proportion than most of the branch Mint issues in the series. Nevertheless, they are substantially more scarce than the Morgan dollars being coined by the millions during this era of abundant silver discoveries. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1883 Seated 25C 1883
MS62 NGC
1849083004
Briggs 2-A
Choice $975 New June 28! Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Mirrored, reflective luster blankets both sides of this late-date Seated quarter, with a mintage of only 14,400 pieces. Both obverse and reverse are brilliant, with splashes of grey in the southeast obverse quadrant. The strike is exceptional, with full head, deeply impressed stars, and cleanly separated claw joints. Briggs 2-A, the only business strike die pair, with the date punched low in the field between the rock and rim.
Seated 25C 1884 Seated 25C 1884
MS64 NGC
302679014
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1350 New June 28! Near-Gem, Durham Eagle Collection. The 1884 issue places second in the late-date Seated quarter lineup from 1879-1890, with the 1886 at the top in terms of difficulty. Just 8,000 pieces were struck in this year, and, even with a survival rate higher than average, it remains a challenging date. This example exhibits steely luster, approaching reflective, with deep rose-rust shades in the obverse fields. The reverse is more lightly toned, with the eagle largely brilliant and surrounded by russet fields. The strike is strong with sharp stars and exceptionally clean detail through the eagle. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Note, the marks in the upper obverse are on the holder only.
Seated 25C 1891O Seated 25C 1891-O
VF35 NGC
656335004
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$2100
New June 28! Near-Gem, Durham Eagle Collection. The Seated quarter series, full of scarce branch Mint issues, closes out with yet another from the New Orleans Mint. Mintage for the 1891-O was 68,000 pieces, and the issue today is highly prized, especially in nicer circulated grades. Residual, steely luster graces the coin grey surfaces of this example, with deeper shades at the rims. The head is softly struck, typical for 1891-Os, while the feather detail in the eagle is more strongly impressed. Briggs 1-A, with an odd, downward sloping date. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A nice example of a tough coin, ex. Jules Reiver and listed as such on the NGC insert. Previously from the sale of the Reiver collection (Heritage 1/2006, lot 21202, realized $1,092.50).
Trade $1 1873CC Trade $1 1873-CC
MS63
PCGS
38749376

Choice $25950 New June 28! 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.
Capped Bust 10C 1827 Capped Bust 10C 1827
AU58
PCGS
12442795
JR-3
Choice HOLD
$1345
New June 27! Excellent Type Candidate, Pleasing Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Peripheral Toning. A long description is probably not warranted for this eye appealing 1827 JR-3 dime. Lustrous centers are nicely framed by old album peripheral toning. Edge toning is a combination of aquamarine-green and gold. Obverse strike is sharp with fully defined stars and respectable hair curls. Fields present a steely texture with reflective luster. Reverse strike exhibits weakness at the claws and arrow tail feathers. Accurately graded with just a brief amount of time in circulation before being well preserved. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005--2011) holder with CAC approval. A wonderful offering for the selective collector.
Capped Bust 5C 1831 Capped Bust 5C 1831
MS63 PCGS
35103725
LM-5
Gem HOLD
$895
New June 27! Gem Original, Fiery Copper-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading. . A thoroughly pleasing gem original 1831 LM-5 half dime that deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. GFRC images accurately capture the intense beauty composed of fiery copper-gold coloring overlaid on brilliant mint frost. Fields are entirely unabraded. There is not much else to say other than this little half dime looks even better during in hand inspection. Ideal as a type coin or for an advanced Capped Bust half dime date set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 5C 1832
MS64
PCGS
27349776
LM-12
Gem HOLD
$1295
New June 27! Filled 8, Gem Original, Thick Frosty Luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Gold G$2.5 1829 Gold G$2.5 1829
Indian
MS62 PCGS
33425436

Choice $415 New June 27! Choice Original, Orange Gold Patina, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded.. A choice last year of issue Indian $2.5 quarter eagle with deep orange gold patina. Fully struck with intense textured frosty luster. Surfaces are well preserved with minimal marks. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. An inexpensive type coin with lots of character.
Gold G$20 1904 Gold G$20 1904
Liberty
MS64+ PCGS
36910780

Gem $2425 New June 27! Green-Gold Gem, Frosty Luster, Excellent Gold Type and Bullion Play. With spot gold prices about to crack the $1800/oz threshold, MS64+ and MS65 $20 double eagles present a compelling value with limited premiums against the base metal value. This 1904 $20 Lib offers classic green-gold coloring along with brilliant frosty luster. Swirling cartwheels are most appealing during bright light viewing. A great candidate for type or a bullion centric box of 20. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Offer price is firm and will not be negotiated. No credit cards on this listing please.
Gold G$20 1914S Gold G$20 1914-S
St Gaudens
MS65 PCGS
34987751

Gem $2350 New June 27! Orange-Gold Gem, Frosty Luster, Excellent Gold Type and Bullion Play. . MS65 St. Gaudens present a compelling value with spot gold knocking on the $1800/oz threshold. This attractive 1914 San Francisco $20 Saint would be ideal for a type set, box of 20, or a combination numismatic and bullion centric collection. Brilliant frosty luster is consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Offer price is firm and will not be negotiated. No credit cards on this listing please.
Indian 1C 1864 Indian 1C 1864
Copper Nickel
MS64
NGC
2253197002

Choice $765 New June 27! Near-Gem Copper Nickel Type, Steely Reflective Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval. A fully struck and unabraded 1864 copper nickel Indian cent that would be ideal for a type set. Steely reflective luster from partially mirrored fields is revealed during bright light inspection. Totally wholesome and attractive. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and the coverted CAC green bean approval.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 50C 1841-O
MS61
PCGS
82973971
WB-8
Choice HOLD
$1975
New June 27! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Superb Eye Appeal, Lovely Peripheral Toning, Misaligned Reverse Die. Some coins immediately grab your attention and scream buy-me! This 1841-O Liberty Seated half is one of those cases. Once located in a dealer wholesale box, the eye appeal captured my attention. The brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels are eye catching. Peripheral toning is mostly golden-rose shades with deep aquamarine on the reverse. This WB-8 die pairing features a heavily misaligned reverse with Large O and die crack bisecting HALF and another from right facing wing to rim above the arrow heads. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A flashy piece that will please selective collectors.
Standing Liberty 25C 1916 Standing Liberty 25C 1916
VF25
PCGS
2829140

Choice New Price
HOLD
$6500
New June 27! Type 1 Design, Series Key Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, RCA Collection. CAC Approval May 6 2020! The RCA Collection joins the GFRC consignor community with a important divestiture; a choice 1916 Standing Liberty quarter. The initial RCA Collection offering is a lightly worn, golden-gray VF25 example of this key date; an ideal grade for collectors assembling circulated coin sets. The date digits are is fully formed and readable, although the tops of the 16 digits are worn and beginning to blend into the pedestal. Naturally toned surfaces are smooth, satiny, and without abrasions. The 1916 date is the obvious stopper for assembling a circulated Standing Liberty quarter collection. Attractive midgrade examples with bold devices are always in demand. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. CDN CAC guide is $7250 as a pricing reference.
Indian 1C 1897 Indian 1C 1897
PR64RB PCGS
85731290

Choice New Price
HOLD
$255
New June 26! Proof Strike, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Golden Brown Patina, Hammered Strike, Port Matilda Collection. Price Reduction - If in search of a bargain priced Indian proof cent, the Port Matilda Collection has a proposal for you. How about a well preserved 1897 proof strike graded PCGS PR64RB? GFRC images are a bit lacking as this piece offers strong mirrors with crisp reflective luster. The irregular toning patterns are difficult to explain, on a technical basis, but are not detracting during in-hand and bright light inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1814 Capped Bust 50C 1814
AU55 PCGS
33137136
O-107
Original $900 New June 25! Capped Bust Type, Near-Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Light skin reveals frosty luster, with varying shades of silver and grey on both sides. The lower left quadrant of the exhibits a navy blue band, with hints of plum to the right. Surfaces are original and near-choice. The strike is typical, with some softness in the left wing and right claws. A spike on the northwest corner of star 13 serves as the pickup point to identify the 0-107 variety. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1814/3 Capped Bust 50C 1814/3
EF45 NGC
3727144014
O-101a
Original HOLD
$985
New June 25! Popular 1814/3 Overdate, Near-Choice, Gun Metal Gray Surfaces, Durham Eagle Collection. An appealing two-tone Bust half, this piece exhibits even gray fields with lighter shades at the high points of the central figures. The 4/3 overdate is visible to the naked eye, and a popular variety as such. The die cracks at the base of the date and stars further identify the O-101a die state. The strike is strong, with boldly defined stars, date, and legend. A near-choice offering. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Draped Bust $1 1797 Draped Bust $1 1797
10X6 Large Letters
VF30 NGC
4204026003
B-3 BB-71
Market Acceptable $4350 New June 25! Draped Bust, Small Eagle, 10X6 Stars, Light Gray Muted Surfaces, Durham Eagle Collection. Any U.S. coin struck prior to 1800 is special, and the appeal of a date beginning with "17" is undeniable. Although the surfaces on this piece are not original, it remains a straight-graded example of a classic design type. Shading is a yellowish-gray, with the central portions more deeply toned. The 10x6 star arrangement serves to identify this as the B-3, BB-71 variety. Strike is typical, and, as with many early dollars, the reverse legend and eagle feathers exhibit softness. Bowers/Borckardt note that most of the 1797 dollars were actually struck in 1798 as the Mint was closed for several months due to yellow fever. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with "10X6 Lg Letter, BB-71 B-3" listed on label.
Draped Bust $1 1801 Draped Bust $1 1801
EF40
PCGS
27942586
B-1 BB-211
Choice $4950 New June 25! Draped Bust Large Eagle Type, Gun Metal Gray-Gold, Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Ex. Wayne Miller. Silver and pastel fields host central figures with lighter color on the high points, while the recessed areas exhibit intense shades of gold, russet, blue, and grey. The B-1 (BB-211) variety is readily identified by the reverse, where cloud 3 touches the base of A. This is a later die state, with a crack forming through the base of STATES. The Bowers-Borckardt reference notes this variety is virtually unknown in Mint state. A pleasing example of one of the iconic designs in the U.S. series. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval and label reading, "B-1 BB-211".
Draped Bust $1 1802 Draped Bust $1 1802
VF30
PCGS
18080646
B-6 BB-241
Choice $3250 New June 25! Narrow Date, Broken LIBER(T)Y, Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. This early dollar exhibits medium silver and powder blue shading, which becomes more intense at the rims, while lighter color identifies the high points. Fields are smooth for the grade and the overall effect is pleasing. B-2, with the lower right serif of T in LIBERTY completely missing. Perfect for a mid-grade type coin set. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust $1 1803 Draped Bust $1 1803
Small 3
EF45 NGC
654447004
B-4 BB-254
Original $4450 New June 25! Draped Bust, Small 3. Attractive Surfaces, Residual Luster, Durham Eagle Collection. Frosty luster covers both sides of this Draped Bust dollar, revealing blue shades in the recessed areas while the central figures are more silver. Inspection under a glass suggests an old, light cleaning, but original bloom is clearly evident around the stars. The 1 in the date touches the curl, which serves to identify the B-4 (BB-254) variety. Housed in a newer NGC holder with B-4, BB-254 attribution on the label.
Draped Bust 50C 1807 Draped Bust 50C 1807
AU50 NGC
3734363001
O-102
Original $2750 New June 25! Last Year Draped Bust Type, Satiny Luster, Durham Eagle Collection. Tan and olive shades blanket the obverse while the reverse is bright silver with scattered grey hues in the legend. Ample luster is frosty. O-102, with a light obverse die crack running through stars 6 and 7 toward top of Liberty. On the reverse, the base of the second A touches the third feather. Liberty's drape line is noticeably clashed on the reverse below OF. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Early Copper 1C 1814 Early Copper 1C 1814
Plain 4
50BN NGC
4192487011
S-295
Original $2650 New June 25! Classic Head Type, Near Choice, Durham Eagle Collection. The last piece in the ultra-challenging Sheldon large cent variety set, the 1814 S-295 is distinguished by the absence of a crosslet in the 4. Die crumbling underneath Liberty's throat caused Sheldon to name this the "breaded variety." The present example is deeply toned with hints of evergreen in the central areas, while remaining luster is evident around the stars and reverse legend. Housed in a newer NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
No Arrows
MS63 PCGS
21867995
F-101
Choice HOLD
$1500
New June 25! No Arrows Type, Choice Mint State Surfaces, Clashed Dies, Durham Eagle Collection. Pastel fields overlay brilliant silver, with deeper russet shades scattered on both sides. The strike is sharp, with clean star centers and boldly impressed leaves within the wreath. Frosty luster reveals moderate cartwheels. There are only two varieties for the 1853 No Arrows dime, and the F-101 is distinguished by a high, even date. This is a scarcer issue, with less than a hundred thousand pieces struck. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004-2005) holder.
Trade $1 1875S Trade $1 1875-S
MS63 PCGS
21868096

Choice $1400 New June 25! 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.
Capped Bust 10C 1811/09 Capped Bust 10C 1811/09
VF30 PCGS
31940855
JR-1
Original New Price
$1095
New June 24! Shattered Reverse Die State, Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Wooster Collection. Price Reduction - June 2020. A single die pair was used to strike 1811/09 dimes. Mintage was limited to 65,180 pieces. The reverse die is leftover from 1809 production and continues to crack during usage. Late die state examples feature multiple heavy die cracks as can be seen on the GFRC images. The offered example, from the Wooster Collection, is strictly original and toned an even antique gray. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust 10C 1822 Capped Bust 10C 1822
AG3 PCGS
32403139
JR-1
Original New Price
$1025
New June 24! Series Key Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Wooster Collection. Price Reduction - June 2020. A key date in the Capped Bust dime series and another single die pair issue. This example has seen heavy wear but still retains adequate device details. Dark ebony-gray toning produces a lovely circulated cameo appearance. An inexpensive example that will fill that hole in may Capped Bust dime date collections. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. From the Wooster Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1825 Capped Bust 10C 1825
VF30 ANACS OWH
2566050
JR-2
Original New Price
$225
New June 24! Crusty Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Wooster Collection. Price Reduction - June 2020. An affordable 1825 JR-2 Capped Bust dime with crusty gray patina along with embedded olive and gold shades. Housed in ANACS old white holder with JR-2 designation on the label. From the Wooster Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1834 Capped Bust 10C 1834
AG3 raw
JR-6
Original New Price
$105
New June 24! Triple Cud Reverse, Original Surfaces, Cool Terminal Die State, Wooster Collection. Price Reduction - June 2020. A well worn terminal JR-6 die state example offering with three reverse cuds. Ebony fields provide some circulated cameo contract. A fun coin dime those pursuing terminal die states and a value price.
Capped Bust 25C 1815 Capped Bust 25C 1815
F12 PCGS
32200043
B-1
Original New Price
$495
New June 24! First Year Strike, Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Well Preserved Surfaces, Wooster Collection. Price Reduction - June 2020. First year of issue and a date that infrequently appears on the GFRC price list. This is the only Capped Bust quarter offering from the Wooster Collection and pleased to have in inventory. Gun metal gray-blue patina covers both sides with embedded gold appearing during bring light inspection. Surfaces are well preserved and unabraded. Only 89,235 piece were struck from a single die pairing. A solid F12 example that is affordable given the CoinFacts auction records at the grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1878 Seated 10C 1878
Type 1 Reverse
EF45 raw
F-104
R5+
Original New Price
$120
New June 24! Rare Type 1 Reverse, Thick Gray-Gold Patina, Wire Rims, Wooster Collection. Price Reduction - June 2020. The last of the three 1878 Type 1 Reverse offerings from the Wooster Collection. This example has seen light circulation and acquired thick crusty gray-gold toning on the reverse. The same toning is location in the obverse periphery. A rare hub design variety that is well preserved.
Seated 10C 1853O Seated 10C 1853-O
AU55 PCGS
4544220
F-101
Choice HOLD
$1500
New June 23! Rare Fully Struck F-101 Die Pairing, Choice Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A magnificent 1853 New Orleans dime with fully struck devices along with strictly original gun metal gray patina. Other than the Eliasberg PCGS MS63 F-101 in my core date and mintmark set, this example is my favorite in terms of choice originality and full strike. In hand inspection is necessary to appreciate the natural coloring, surface integrity, and overall strike. I guarantee this piece will become a prize for those assembling a Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder. Purchased during December 2000 and the 1853-O F-101 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors since being published during 2004.
Seated 10C 1860 Seated 10C 1860
MS63
PCGS
5244851
F-103
Choice HOLD
$625
New June 23! Superb Eye Appeal, Lustrous Cartwheels, Peripheral Rose-Gold Toning, Sharp Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation on this 1860 F-103 dime from my own reference collection. This 1860 Type 1 design dime offers superb eye appeal and will become a prized possession. Thick frosty luster and shimmering cartwheels are readily apparent during bright light inspection. Rose-gold coloring covers most of the obverse along with peripheral toning on the reverse. Fields are entirely unabraded and pleasing. Why this piece is not in an MS64 holder is a question to be asked. Purchased from a young Jason Carter during June 1995 when he worked at Heritage Auctions. Jason would identify top quality Liberty Seated dimesd and send them in a box with invoice and note that read, "Just buy those..." Part of the Gerry Fortin Collection for 25 years and employed as the 1860 F-103 plate coin at the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. A special offering that is housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. Yes, the asking price might seem high until this piece is viewed in hand.
Seated 10C 1851O Seated 10C 1851-O
VF25 PCGS
38744535
F-101
Original $250 New June 22! Tough New Orleans Date, Early Die State, Conservative Grading. 1851 New Orleans dime mintage is reported at 400,000 pieces. Since the typical die pair of that period struck no more than 250,000 coins, one would assume that several die pairs were employed that year. Years of research have only revealed a single die pair that experiences die lapping during the long production lifespan. Late die state strikes will have soft obverse devices including most of the drapery effaced and weak stars. This new offering was struck during the beginning of 1851 dime production. The Liberty device is bold along with a raised scroll on the shield. Surfaces are toned a light original gray with no abrasions. Stars are big and bold. If planning to add an 1851-O date to the date and mintmark set, selecting an early strike would be wise. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1862 Seated 10C 1862
MS64
NGC
1744074002
F-101a
Choice $675 New June 22! Circulated Strike from Proof Dies, Mirrored Fields, Crusty Olive-Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An interesting 1862 Liberty Seated dime from the Gerry Fortin Collection. Originally purchased during January 2004 as a raw proof strike. Subsequent NGC grading resulted in a circulation strike designation. Fields are mirrored supporting a proof strike while the sharpness of the primary devices would indicate a business strike from reused proof dies. Crusty olive-gold patina covers both sides. Bright light inspection melts away the patina to reveal mirrored fields and crisp reflective luster. Being offered at asking price (with CAC approval) below my original "proof" purchase price. This piece brings much eye appeal and intrigue to the new owner. One cannot go wrong with a purchase as a higher end circulation strike. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and fresh CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1864S Seated 10C 1864-S
VF35
NGC
3274538013
F-101
Choice $750 New June 22! Civil War S Mint, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. A near-gem at grade 1864 San Francisco strike to consider. Both sides are covered with natural gray patina with slight darker fields on the reverse. Obverse strike is well executed with full letters at STATES OF along with a bold gown line. Only Liberty's hair curls are not fully struck. When first inspecting this strictly original Civil War dime, I thought it was a choice EF piece. What a surprise to see the VF35 assigned grade. Based on my years of studying Liberty Seated dimes, this piece is undegraded due to full clasp and complete gown line. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1868 Seated 10C 1868
AU53 PCGS
18119522
F-107a
Choice HOLD
$550
New June 22! Underrated Grade, Mirrored Fields, Gorgeous Bright Light Eye Appeal. Searching for an 1868 dime at the AU grade level? Well good luck! This date is elusive in all AU grades (AU50 through AU58) considering that PCGS has certified only eleven examples total. The situation with CAC approval is even more elusive with only three approvals for all AU grades. GFRC is thrilled to be offering a choice original F-107a example with mirrored fields and gorgeous bright light eye appeal. Frankly, this offering has the appearance of an old time proof but is a no question circulation strike. In-hand gray-green coloring shifts to aquamarine-blue, rose and gold under a light source. Fields are mirrored on both sides while strike is so close to 100% complete. The 107a die state captures later die state die clashing that is readily visible on this example. If hoping and wailing for a CAC approved example to reach the market, that wait will span years and not months. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 10C 1875
AU58
NGC Fatty
213581004
Unlisted
Choice $185 New June 22! Unlisted Date Furthest Right, Frosty Luster, Peripheral Old Album Toning, CAC Approval. I'm not surprised to find the occasional unlisted die pairing when handling common dates. Case in point is this lovely 1875 dime with the date punch positioned furthest right and no listed in the web-book. Thick frosty luster is active on both sides. Peripheral gold and blues dominate the obverse while the reverse is toned mostly gold with a patch of dark blue at the lower let wreath. Accurately graded and housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
AU55
PCGS
10348063
F-110
Choice $150 New June 22! Choice Original, Golden-Gray Toning, Unabraded Surfaces. If in the market for an AU Liberty Seated dime as a type coin, this 1887-S might be the right candidate. Unabraded surfaces are covered with a mottled golden-gray patina on both sides. There is ample frost luster that is beyond the assigned grade level. Bright light inspection exposes active cartwheels. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 10C 1888
MS62
NGC
4478240073
F-119
Gem $295 New June 22! Gem Original, Steely Gray-Rose Surfaces, Sharp Wire Rims, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. An exceptional example of the 1888 F-119 die pairing with hammered strike. Device details are so crisp in the GFRC images that I'm updating the web-book with this piece as the new plate coin. A gem in terms of preservation state with sharp wire rims and steely fields. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Brighter luster would easily warrant a two point higher mint state grade as all the other evaluation parameters are perfect. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An impressive offering that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Trust me on this one.....
Seated 50C 1840(O) Seated 50C 1840-(O)
Rev 1838
G06 PCGS
81368402
WB-4
Original $450 New June 22! No Mintmark Reverse of 1838, Original Surfaces, Gray-Aquamarine Patina, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal. A popular and scarce Liberty Seated half dollar struck at the New Orleans mint without a mintmark. A left over 1839-O capped bust half reverse was muled with new Seated obverse design during the initial year of production. This variety can be identified with medium size reverse legend as compared to the smaller lettering on reverses intended for Seated half coinage. When this piece was struck, the reverse die well worn with four separate die cracks from the eagle to rim. A lower circulated grade example with original surfaces and circulated cameo eye appeal. This variety is popular for type with pricing ramping quickly in the higher circulated grades. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 10C 1839
MS62 PCGS
30103100
F-104ab
Gem $1200 New June 21! Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Near Terminal F-104 Die State, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Complete Strike. A special offering for Liberty Seated dime die variety specialist or those carefully assembling a PCGS blue box of 20 exceptional coins! Eye appeal and gorgeous circular toning patterns are self evident from the GFRC images. Therefore, let's examine the F-104 die pairing and how the obverse cracks until reaching terminal die state. The F-104 die pairing starts out as a set of heavily polished dies resulting in semi-PL strikes; these are rarely seen. With usage, the dies wear with the obverse die developing a die crack from star 2 into the shield. The die crack increases in severity and proceeds through the shield and down through the 3 digit into the rim. The F-104a listing captures the die states when the die crack extends from star 2 to the rim below the date. During terminal die state, the obverse die separates and leaves a shelf metal ridge across the lower shield. The highest grade F-104b known is a VF35 owned by Dr. Tim Cook. This new GFRC offering is a die state between F-104a and F-104b. The die cracks are well raised from star 2 to the 3 digit without the obverse die separating. Overall, a really cool piece that is fully struck. All horizontal shield lines are complete defined and separated. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 10C 1891
MS66 PCGS
3481301
F-129
Gem $895 New June 21! Gem Original, Flowing Satiny Luster, Mottled Steel-Violet Reverse, Gerry Fortin Core Date/Mintmark Set Duplicate. An outstanding final year Legend obverse Liberty Seated dimes purchased at the April 2004 CSNS HA sale for $1040. Since that purchase, this satiny original dime has been housed in my core date and mintmark set. MS66 Seated dimes have seen price reductions since 2004 with this duplicate being priced accordingly. Satiny surfaces offer golden peripheral toning on the obverse and mottled steel-violet hues across the entirety of the reverse. Completely fresh to market and seeking a new home in an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) with blue label and barcode on the reverse.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 50C 1827
Square Base 2
VF30 PCGS
82462526

Original $175 New June 20! Thick Crusty Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, Murphys Collection. A well preserved 1827 Capped Bust half dollar offering from the Murphys Collection. Both sides are uniformly covered with thick crusty gray patina. Peripheral toning is a bit darker than the centers. The obverse has some surface verdigris that validate the strict originality. Fields are unabraded too. Overall, a quality example at a fair offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "Square Base 2" attribution on the label.
Seated 50C 1810 Seated 50C 1810
VF30 NGC
2142486003
O-102
Choice $325 New June 20! Choice Early Date, Olive Gray Patina, Moderate Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Murphys Collection. An impressive 1810 O-102 Capped Bust half with steely fields and deep olive gray toning. The net result is moderate circulated cameo eye appeal at an attractive asking price. Surfaces are entirely choice and unabraded. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Yet another quality offering from the Murphys Collection.
Seated 50C 1891 Seated 50C 1891
F15 NGC
2546426005

Choice $135 New June 20! Better Date, Choice Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Murphys Collection. Few collectors recognized that 1891 Philadelphia strikes are a better date in the Seated half dollar series. Mintage is only 200,000 as compared to 15,300,000 for dimes and 3,920,000 for quarters. This offering has nothing but honest wear with light gray surfaces. Strike is bold and surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Murphys Collection.
Seated 25C 1855S Seated 25C 1855-S
F15
PCGS
20419923

Choice $585 New June 19! First Year San Francisco MInt Issue, Light Gray Coloring, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval . First year of San Francisco Mint design and denomination issue, with mintage of 396,000. This issue experienced a low survival rate due to heavy circulation in western frontier commerce and for jewelry making. Most survivors are either damaged or less than original as most were mishandled among the mining communities. Problem free examples in any grade are a prize for current day collectors. In terms of choice survivors, the total CAC population currently stands at only fourteen pieces. This offering is the lone F15 approved. Just think about that for a moment with respect to the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1889 Seated 25C 1889
MS62 PCGS
80871857
Briggs 1-A
Choice $885 New June 19! Low Mintage Date, Swirling Frosty Cartwheels, Lots of Eye Appeal. Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction. Frosty luster highlights the multi-colored toning of this better-date Seated quarter. Lilac fields surround a more brilliant Liberty, while the rims host deeper russet and electric blue. The reverse eagle sits amid a swath of pinkish-copper, framed by a pair of blue bands. Surfaces are hairline-free and the eye appeal is strong. The strike is deep with solid star centers and near-complete eagle feathers. With just 12,000 pieces struck, this issue concludes the low-mintage run of Seated quarters that began in 1879, when the massive quantities of silver coming into the Mint were more efficiently turned into Morgan dollars.
Seated 50C 1855S Seated 50C 1855-S
VG08
PCGS
33690263

Choice $1200 New June 19! First Year San Francisco MInt Issue, Choice Original, CAC Approval . Total CAC population of 15. Two of the three approved at VG08 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Full description after writing Friday morning's Blog.
3Cent Silver 3C 1861 3Cent Silver 3C 1861
AU58 PCGS
12399088

Original $210 New June 18! Type 3 Large Star, Medal Turn Reverse Die Alignment, Near Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike. Crusty original surfaces are covered with gun metal gray-blue patina. Reverse die alignment is medal turn and adds to the overall atractiveness. Surfaces have a few micro-ticks under a 10x loupe. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A solid AU58 offering that was recently taken back in trade from a GFRC client.
Draped Bust $1 1798 Draped Bust $1 1798
VF35
PCGS
29996974
B-8 BB-125
Choice $4000 New June 18! Pointed 9, 4 Lines, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Moderately crusty gray fields contrast well with the lighter central devices on this 1798 Draped Bust dollar. A later die state BB-125 example with heavy die crack through the olive leaves and through AMERI(C)A. As with many dollars of the late 18th Century, strike uniformity was a casualty of primitive minting presses. This Osprey Collection offering has a bold strike on the right obverse but sees poor stars definition on the left obverse. A common 1798 die variety with Pointed 9 and four shield verticals on the reverse shield. An ideal candidate as a type coin due to lack of any die variety premium. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust $1 1800 Draped Bust $1 1800
AMERICAI
F12
PCGS
27726080
B-19 BB-192
Choice $2075 New June 18! AMERICAI, Natural Olive-Gray Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, Wholesome and Pleasing, Osprey Collection. The 1800 Draped Bust "AMERICAI" die variety features a die flaw below the eagle's right claw. This anomaly appears to be a faint I letter and has been popularized as a major die variety in the Draped Bust series. The Osprey Collection has released a perfectly original example with natural gun metal gray patina and unabraded surfaces. Bright light viewing exposes embedded blues on the obverse while olive shades become more apparent on the reverse. A quality offering that would be ideal for type or for the variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder without edge view insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion for this piece.
Seated $1 1862 Seated $1 1862
EF40 PCGS
34643973

Original $2950 New June 18! 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 1864 Seated $1 1864
EF45 PCGS
40042130

Choice HOLD
$1975
New June 18! Very Scarce Civil War date, Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Folded Paper Toning, New England Collection. Like other Civil War years, Philadelphia strikes did not circulate in the eastern United States. Nearly all ended up being used as overseas commerce payment and were exported. As a result, this date is very scarce in circulated grades. This survivor is unquestionably original with thick crusty obverse patina along with lighter shades on the reverse. The reverse exhibit folded paper toning outline on the upper left quadrant. Fields are free of abrasions other than a contact mark on the reverse below the E in STATES. This New England Collection example is thoroughly wholesome and an important opportunity for those attempting a complete set of Liberty Seated dollar on a reasonable budget. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated $1 1865 Seated $1 1865
EF45 PCGS
28479024

Choice HOLD
$2150
New June 18! Very Scarce Circulated Survivor, Choice Original Surface, Uniform Light Gray, New England Collection. 1865 brought the end to the American Civil War. However, Philadelphia struck 1865 Seated dollar did not reach circulation as specie payment was in suspension. Instead, most of the 46,500 struck were exported to Central and South America. Few circulation strikes have survived to the present day leading to current rarity. I'm impressed with the well preserved surfaces on this EF45 graded example. A natural light gray skin is consistent on both sides. This skin is the hallmark of strict originality, a fact to serious consider when examining this New England Collection offering for potential purchase. This piece deserves a Choice quality rating for surface condition and minimal abrasions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. Hurry on this one!
Seated $1 1870CC Seated $1 1870-CC
AU53 PCGS
3751522

Choice $6850 New June 18! 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 1872 Seated $1 1872
EF40 PCGS
30656049

Choice $1450 New June 18! 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 Seated $1 1872-S
EF40 PCGS
20703125

Original $1750 New June 18! 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 10C 1864S Seated 10C 1864-S
VF20 raw
F-101
Original $245 New June 18! Civil War San Francisco Date, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Well Struck. A thoroughly pleasing 1864 San Francisco strike from a mintage of 240,000. Surfaces are 100% natural and unmolested. Classic medium gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Strike is typical for the date, and for With Legend design, with no points of weakness other than partial head. As is the case with many Civil War San Francisco, surviving example are problematic including a portion of those residing in TPG holders. A raw example that is ideal for a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album collection. Consignor buyout during June 2020 with price reduction.
Seated 10C 1876S Seated 10C 1876-S
Type 2 Reverse
AU55 raw
F-101
Original $195 New June 18! Scarce Type 2 Reverse, Die Weakness, Gold Toning, Strong Strike. 1876-S Type 2 reverse examples are quite difficult to locate and are infrequently seen in the marketplace. In Brian Greer's guidebook, he rates the 1876-S date with Type 2 reverse as R5 rarity in EF/AU and full R6 in Mint State. I fully agree as have seen few examples at this grade level. A tannish-gold patina covers both sides with reflective luster from the obverse fields. Reverse die details are weak from either being poorly hubbed or lapped. I believe the basis for weak reverse devices is a weak hubbing of the working die. Just taken in trade from a GFRC client.
Seated 10C 1865 Seated 10C 1865
MS66 NGC
2599857006
F-101a
Gem New Price
$4150
New June 17! F-101a, Scarce Civil War Date, Gem Original, Old Album Rose-Blue Ring Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Sharp Wire Rims, Fully Struck, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - Challenging 1865 F-101a offering with limited mintage of 10,000 business strikes. A gem original Civil War Philadelphia example with cobalt-blue and rose ring toning. This piece is fully struck with sharp wire rims on both sides. Under a light source, frosty cartwheel luster accentuates the rose center and peripheral blues. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Recently upgraded by the Newtown Collection and consigned to GFRC towards finding a new home in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 10C 1875
MS65
PCGS
18084393
F-103
Gem New Price
$700
New June 17! Excessively Rusted Obverse, Thick Gold and Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - The 1875 F-103 die pairing is easily attributed by an excessively rusted obverse die. This PCGS MS65 example is strict original with gem surfaces. Frosty cartwheel luster is bold and action under a light source. Obverse is toned an even copper gold while the reverse is covered by a thick gray skin. Device details within the GFRC images are limited by the excessive rust on the obverse and the darker reverse toning that provides limited contrast between fields and major devices. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognized the strict originality and luster consistent with the MS65 grade level. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS62 PCGS
21549290
TOP #74
F-111
Choice New Price
$1000
New June 17! Misplaced 76 Digits, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal Consistent with Higher Grade, Top 100 Varieties, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - Ex. Central California Collection. Misplaced 76 Digits in Gown die variety that is always popular with collectors. This lovely example offers satiny cartwheel luster that is consistent with a higher grade level. Obverse is covered with thin rose, aquamarine and blue patina while the reverse is mostly aquamarine and rose. Why the MS62 assigned grade? There are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field that were grade limiting against 1990s grading standards but allowed today up to the MS64 grade level. This dime is conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder that dates back to the late 1990s. While residing in the Central California and Newtown Collections, this piece was never submitted to CAC and will heading for a review during the next GFRC submission. A choice duplicate from the Newtown Collection that will be pleasing to the new owner. Also an important die variety within the Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 10C 1884
MS63
PCGS
3453809
F-110
R2
Gem New Price
$325
New June 17! Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - The Newtown Collection consignor has definitely advanced his collecting skills based on this round of divested duplicates. Offered here is a gem original 1884 that is conservatively graded in current PCGS old blue label holder dating back to the early 2000 timeframe. Is this dime typical of the grading standards before TPG grade inflation? The lovely gem offers bright cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of copper gold patina. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch a weakness at the top of Liberty's head, but let's remember that this is better than average for a With Legend obverse strike. CAC approved and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How I wish that all MS63 graded dimes could look like this example.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 10C 1885
MS65
PCGS
25025400
F-104
Gem New Price
$775
New June 17! Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - A gem original example of the F-104 Misplaced Date in Denticles die variety. The top of an extra 8 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the normal 8 digit. This example features brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. Strike is essentially complete with hammered reverse devices but with some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Given that most Type 2 obverse hub strikes are generally weakly struck, this offering is above average. There are no surface abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A recently upgraded example from the Newtown Collection that warrants serious consideration for Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set collectors.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 10C 1889
MS65
PCGS
15023182
F-116
Gem New Price
$795
New June 17! Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Perpherial Toning, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - Ex. Osprey Collection. A spectular 1889 Seated dime with glowing frosty luster. Surface toning is limited to golden and rose shades mostly concentrated near the rims. Strike is typical for With Legend dimes during the 1882 through 1891 era. There is weakness at Liberty's head and on the upper left wheat grains as is frequently seen. Eye appeal is high due to brilliant frosty luster that dominates during in hand and bright light viewing. This lovely dime is housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and is conservatively graded. In summary, luster, surfaces, color and grading fully warrant CAC approval on this Newtown Collection offering.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Tall Date
AU58 PCGS
26975508
WB-12
R3
Choice New Price
$925
New June 17! WB-12, Tall Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Variegated Lilac Toning, Cracked Reverse, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - An attractive 1846 Tall date example that has been well preserved. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident during bright light viewing. Obverse toning consists of variegated lilac while faint rose-gold covers the reverse along with deeper blue at the periphery. Strike is nearly complete with only stars 12 and 13 lacking fully formed centrils. The reverse is particular well struck including multiple die cracks from HALF DOL to rim and more cracks at STATES OF. Obvere die cracks are also present and consistent with WB-12 diagnostics points. Blemishes are limited to a few ticks in the right obverse field. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Another quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection to consider. Please note that this piece last sold at Heritage Auction during February 2018 and realized essentially the current asking price.
Seated 50C 1847 Seated 50C 1847
AU58 PCGS
20771864
WB-4
Choice New Price
$715
New June 17! WB-4, Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Peripheral Burnt Gold Toning, Complete Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - Formerly from the Pleez B. Seated Collection and now a duplicate from the Newtown Collection. This lovely 1847 WB-4 half offers considerable eye appeal with lightly mirrored fields, ample reflective luster and burnt gold toning. Strike is fully executed with bold stars and all reverse devices well defined. A die crack from the eagle's neck through O(F) to rim validates the WB-4 attribution. A choice original offering that is accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. This half was not submitted to CAC while in the Pleez B. Seated and Newtown Collections and is a worthy candidate if not sold immediately.
Seated 50C 1848 Seated 50C 1848
MS61 PCGS
31777221
WB-3
Choice New Price
$1395
New June 17! Excellent Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Pastel Sky Blue Framing Rose Centers, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - An attractive 1848 WB-3 example with steely cartwheel luster and classic rose and sky blue ring toning on both sides. All stars have connected centrils but Liberty's gown line is partially formed and might appear to be wear to those who don't work with Seated halves every day. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed a faint bagmark on the obverse and reverse. These are of no consequence but mentioned for completeness. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 50C 1855-O
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
18662978
WB-16
Choice New Price
$450
New June 17! Choice Original, Attractive Toning, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - Burnt golden patina and satiny luster are the primary highlights of this pleasing 1855-O half dollar. Purchased directly by Newtown from GFRC and now back on the market. Some strike weakness is typical for the New Orleans mint in the 1855 timeframe. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with a single faint line in the obverse right field being visible during bright light inspection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An eye appealing Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collectors that warrants close inspection. This piece would fit nicely into a new starter date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 50C 1858
AU53
PCGS
30185728

Original New Price
$275
New June 17! Strictly Original, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - Why is this strictly original 1858 half with CAC approval only assigned an Original quality rating you might ask? This Seated half is definitely original and accurately graded with only one obverse field blemish that is fully toned over. I've held this piece back from a Choice rating due to strike. If the obverse strike was stronger, then a higher rating might be appropriate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
CSA Issue
EF40 PCGS
33993517
W-13 WB-103
R2
Market Acceptable New Price
$415
New June 17! WB-13, CSA Administration, Bisecting Die Crack Through Date, Dipped White, Typical W-13 Strike, Accurately Graded. Price Reduction June 2020 - A popular example of the CSA administration strike with bisecting die crack through the date. The W-13 die pairing was employed during April 1861 under the administration of the Confederate States of America. This variety is easily recognized by a vertical bisecting die crack from the rim through the upright of the 6 digit into the base. This EF40 graded example has been dipped and is an even white with faint gold patina under a light source. Strike is so typical of the W-13 variety with weakness at the stars surrounding Liberty's head and on the reverse denomination. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The WB-103 die variety is not listed on the PCGS label. An important duplicate, from the Newtown Collection, for serious students of the United States Civil War period.
Seated 50C 1877S Seated 50C 1877-S
MS65 PCGS
34636516

Gem New Price
$2950
New June 17! Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Aquamarine-Rose and Blue Patina, Superior Eye Appeal, Completely Struck, Fairly Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - How about another stunning Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collection? This gem original 1877 San Francisco strike has much to offer for those that seek the best possible coins for their collection. In hand toning is a combination of aquamarine and rose-brown colors as illustrated in the GFRC images. Bright light viewing exposes satiny cartwheel luster that is so close to being reflective. This assessment is quite subjective on my part. The luster is brilliant and melts the transparent toning. The result is light rose and sky blue colors on the obverse and incremental gold on the reverse. Strike is complete without any weak points. There is one obverse hairline from Liberty's knee up to star 10. Knowing John Albanese's requirements for mint state coin CAC approval, I suspect this single hairline will not pass muster for a green bean. Otherwise, this piece is a gem and accurately graded with superb eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Copper 1/2C 1795 Early Copper 1/2C 1795
Plain Edge, No Pole
VF20
PCGS
06865666

Choice $2250 New June 16! Liberty Cap Design Type, Choice Brown Surfaces, CAC Approval, StoneCold Collection. 1795 brought the half cent transition from a 104 grain planchet to a lower weight 84 grain planchet towards the end of that year. The lower weight planchet was too thin for edge lettering. Instead, the edge was left plain. The No Pole design is found with Cohen 5 and Cohen 6 dies varieties. The StoneCold Collection has decided to breakup its holding of early copper type and has released this choice original example. Surfaces a toned a uniform brown with embedded rose and purples during bright light inspection. Surfaces are minimally abraded with one line in the lower left wreath noted. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval. Please note that the reverse plastic is well worn with hazing and a long scratch.
Early Copper 1C 1857 Early Copper 1C 1857
Large Date
AU55
PCGS
19737214

Choice HOLD
$425
New June 16! Braided Hair Type, Large Date, Pristine Surfaces, Fully Choice, Chocolate Brown Toning, StoneCold Collection. A last year strike for the Braided Hair type and heavier large cent planchet. The StoneCold Collection is releasing a choice original example back into the market. Uniform chocolate brown coloring contains embedded greens during bright light inspection. Strike is boldly executed other than a few stars in the lower right field. Surfaces are well preserved and unabraded. GFRC images are accurate as to coloring, strike and surface conditions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1843 Seated 10C 1843
MS61 NGC
3413567002
F-104
Choice $535 New June 16! Repunched 8, Deep Gray Coloring, Peripheral Ebony Shades, Choice Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1843 F-104 obverse can be attributed by a bold date punch that nearly touches the base. The date punch is positioned at DR -2C and on well struck examples, faint repunching can be seen at the lower left base of the 8 digit. The repunching at the base of the 8 digit can be seen on this fully struck Mint State example but will take careful inspection. Gray patina is the dominant coloring with darker shades at the obverse periphery and embedded center rose on the reverse. The choice original 1843 F-104 dime was employed as the plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collection commonly known as the web-book. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Purchased at a Heritage Auction March 2013 and offered at that purchase price.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
Hubbed Arrows & Date
MS62 NGC
666586005
F-108
Original $425 New June 16! Hubbed Arrows & Date, Thick Frosty Luster, Obverse Die Cracks, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Die variety research for the 1853 With Arrows date has proven to be a challenging project. First was the separation of obverse dies into two groups; those with hand punched arrows and dates, and those with hubbed arrows and date. For the latter group, obverse die identification was done via die cracks and other die preparation markets. The F-108 obverse die features a unique set of obverse die cracks, with respect to other variety listings, are found at Liberty's head and through the left arrow. This offering is the plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collection commonly known as the web-book. Surfaces offer thick frosty luster with a few faint reverse lines. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An important offering for the die variety specialist.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 50C 1841-O
Baseball Die Crack Reverse
AU Details PCGS
38230311
WB-2R
Cleaned $2350 New June 16! Baseball Die Crack Reverse, Heavy Die Cracks, Silver Gray Coloring, Old Clean, StoneCold Collection. There are two distinctly different die states for the WB-2 Baseball Cracked Reverse. WB-2 is the first die marriage with strong obverse device details including foot and underlying support from the base. During the second die marriage, for the same die pair (WB-2R), the obverse comes much weaker with most of the foot support area polished out. The StoneCold Collection offering was struck during the second die pairing as the foot support and foot details have been effaced. The reverse is completely shattered with the deepest die crack seen at (OF A)MERICA. A silver-gray coloring is consistent on both sides. PCGS has certified this piece at AU Details due to an old clean. I'm ok with this designation though there are no hairlines to be found. Strike is uniform and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holder with "WB-2R Med O, Baseball Die Crack attribution on the label. An important offering for the die variety specialist.
Seated 50C 1878 Seated 50C 1878
VF35 PCGS
33299387

Original $175 New June 16! Thick Crusty Original Patina, Accurately Graded, StoneCold Collection. The 1878 Philadelphia strike has acquire a thick crusty deep gray patina on both sides. Strike is typical for the date. If a fan of strict originality, this offering is an obvious candidate for a circulated date and mintmark set project. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. From the StoneCold Collection.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 10C 1845
MS62 PCGS
09248987
F-105a
Choice $600 New June 15! Fully Struck, Frosty Luster, Crossing Die Cracks at STAT(E)S, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A choice frosty 1845 Philadelphia issue with complete strike. Purchased August 2003 at the Summer ANA due to bold reverse crossing die cracks at STAT(E)S. Used as the F-103c web-book plate coin since that time. I don't believe this one has been sent to CAC for review and will take a trip to Far Hills NJ in the next submission. A frosty example that is accurately grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1849O Seated 10C 1849-O
MS63 PCGS
5221682
F-103c
Gem $9500 New June 15! Lapped Obverse Die, Gem Original, Extremely Rare Fully Struck at Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. One of three MS63 certified 1849-O dimes certified by PCGS and the only auction record on CoinFacts. Purchased March 2005 at the American Numismatic Rarities sale of the Richard Jewell Collection. 1849-O dimes are incredibly rare in Mint State when fully struck. This F-103c Small O survivor brings a hammered strike and steely luster to the table. Note how well the obverse is struck regardless of the lapped die (weak date). Every tiny piece of die rust is visible from Liberty's face down to the bottom of the gown folds. In-hand toning is gun metal blue-gray with embedded rose shades. Bright light viewing exposes a completely difference personality. The darker toning simply melts away and reveals lustrous steely fields that are borderline mirrored. Coloring is a light gold on both sides. I truly love this Seated dime and was most disappointed when it did not receive CAC approval. I'm into this piece for $9200 twenty-five years ago and have never regretted the purchase. Since purchase, this piece has never been displayed given the core Fortin set contains a PCGS MS64 CAC Large O example. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. A special offering for the Liberty Seated dime specialist.
Seated 10C 1875CC Seated 10C 1875-CC
Below Wreath
MS60 PCGS
21723418
F-114
Choice HOLD
$2350
New June 15! Near-Gem Original, 5% Struck Off Center, Very Rare Error for Date, Cold Quarters Collection. An 1875 Carson City die pairing between a well worn obverse die (previously paired with one In Wreath and three Below Wreath reverse dies) and a reverse die with a leaning or "Lazy I" in DIME. This example is the F-114 Below Wreath plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Surfaces are 100% original and covered with crusty gray patina. Peripheral mint frost generates pleasing frosty luster during bright light inspection. Strike is completely executed on both sides. Housed in short lived PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004-2005) holder. The PCGS label reads, "Mint Error, Struck 5% Off Center." Previously sold at Heritage Auction during 2005 and off the market since that time. An exclusive offering that brings important numismatic and historical significance as few 1875-CC dated dimes are known with off centers strikes.
Seated 25C 1857O Seated 25C 1857-O
VF35 PCGS
39317840

Choice $285 New June 14! Choice Original, Golden Arm Collection. Deep fields neatly contrast with light centers on this better-date Seated quarter. Intense blue, russet, and gold shades intermingle in the stars and fields, and the eye appeal is wholesome. The strike on this piece intriguing - while the stars exhibit ample inner detail, the central portions are more weakly impressed with flatness in the gown and reverse shield. Such variance lends interest to the study of the Seated coinage. Note, this piece was previously CAC'ed, cracked for insertion in a Dansco holder, and later reslabbed by PCGS at the same grade level. However, CAC did not recertify the piece on a subsequent attempt. While CAC is an excellent screener of original coins, no one is 100% consistent. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1868 Seated 25C 1868
AU50 PCGS
39317844
Briggs 1-A
Original $1250 New June 14! Original, Ebony-Blue ans Golden Patina, Hammered Strike, Golden Arm Collection. Original, frosty luster blankets both sides of this low-mintage piece, while the fields exhibit splashes of deep blue and grey. The strike is sharp with neatly defined star points and exceptional detail throughout the eagle feathers. The downward sloping date confirms the circulation strike status (Briggs 1-A), an important distinction as business strikes are more desirable than proofs for this issue. The fields are a bit marky, with a few horizontal lines noticeable to the left and right of Liberty. Mintage was a mere 29,400 pieces in this year, when "hard money" in the economy remained scarce. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1870 Seated 25C 1870
EF40 PCGS
39317846
Briggs 1-A
Choice $475 New June 14! Near-Gem, Golden Arm Collection. This is yet another underrated date in the quarter series, struck to the extent of 86,400 pieces, but with a price profile not substantially above that of a type coin. Pleasing, medium russet graces both sides, intermixing in the fields. with the silver background. Fields are mirrored and the remaining luster is slightly prooflike. The strike is soft and may have held back the CAC status, giving the appearance of a slightly-lower graded coin. This is most evident in the eagle's right wing. Regardless, this piece is choice for what it is, a highly original example of a better-date Seated quarter. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
EF45 PCGS
39317847
Briggs 1-A
Original $595 New June 14! Near-Choice, Golden Arm Collection. The 1873 No Arrows open 3 is an underrated piece, priced like a type coin, but enjoying a lower mintage of 172,000 pieces. This is a nicely struck example with sharp stars and better than average detail in the usual problem area beneath the reverse shield. Medium grey centers are surrounded by deeper gold in the legend and stars. Ticks are evident throughout, but are distributed with no large concentrations. Briggs 1-A, with a date punched low and sloping upward. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1875 Seated 25C 1875
AU55 PCGS
39317848

Choice HOLD
$195
New June 14! Choice Original, Golden Arm Collection. This piece is a visual delight with brilliant centers surrounded by russet and gold fields, all framed by a pleasing band of blue at the rims. The remaining luster is frosty and highlights the central figures. A few ticks are evident in the central portion of Liberty. The piece is well-struck, with a couple soft stars, but strong detail in the eagle feathers. Briggs 1-A, with the 1 in the date aligned with vertical #8 in the shield. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 50C 1875CC Seated 50C 1875-CC
F15 PCGS
29315612
WB-6
R5
Original $250 New June 12! Scarce R5 Die Pairing, Golden Gray Surfaces, Circulated Cameo Appeal, Murphys Collection. Circulated cameo eye appeal and die variety rarity are the highlights of this evenly worn 1875 Carson City strike. Regardless of the grade, primary devices remain well defined with just a touch of the E in LIBERTY visible. This piece would be an ideal candidate for an 1875-CC die variety set. Of the twelve defined die pairing by Bugert, two are listed as R6 and another two as R5. This offering is one of the two R5 listings. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1877CC Seated 50C 1877-CC
VF35 PCGS
29229280
WB-9
R4
Original $315 New June 12! Better Die Pairing, Near-Choice Original, Crusty Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Murphys Collection. If the type of collector that wants his silver to be crusty with some surface dirt, I have a candidate for you. A perfectly natural 1877 Carson City strike that just so happens to be the WB-9 die pairing with an R4 rarity designation by Bugert. Both sides are toned a medium gray with some surface verdigris (dirt). The verdigris is more apparent on the reverse. A seated half that offers typical strike for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. Yet another offering from the Murphys Collection.
Early Copper 1/2C 1806 Early Copper 1/2C 1806
Small 6, No Stems
AU53 PCGS
18269156

Choice $625 New June 11! Choice for Draped 1/2 Cent Type, Chocolate Brown Coloring, Satiny Luster. Adding early copper to the GFRC price list is proving to be an enjoyable exercise. This 1806 Small 6, No Stems example brings rich chocolate coloring and smooth fields as its main highlights. Reverse die is heavily eroded leading to weakness at the legend. Typical verdigris surrounds the wreath leaves. A solid example that would fill the Draped Bust slot in a type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Small 6, No Stems attribution on the label.
Early Copper 1C 1814 Early Copper 1C 1814
Crosslet 4
VF20 PCGS
36182491
S-294
Choice $725 New June 11! Crosslet 4, Deep Ebony-Brown Coloring, Unabraded Fields, Classic Head Type Set Candidate. How I love the Classic Head design on early copper and gold! This 1814 example is a deep brown coin with ebony shades. Fields are smooth with hard surfaces and devoid of any porosity or corrosion that typically plague the issue. Old verdigris surrounds the device elements on both sides. An attractive example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Crosslet 4 attribution on the label.
Early Copper 1C 1819(8) Early Copper 1C 1819-(8)
50BN NGC
3298645003

Choice $400 New June 11! Brilliant Steely Luster, Bright Light Eye Candy, Ideal Coronet Head Type.. A wonderful 1819(8) large date example as Coronet Head type. Brilliant steely luster and shimmering cartwheels are most appealing. Copper coloring has embedded rose and blue shades. Obverse die rust is apparent at the upper stars. Strike is nearly complete with only light weakness on the wreath leaves to note. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Part of a wonderful early type set recently purchased from a Rhode Island collector.
Gold G$2.5 1872S Gold G$2.5 1872-S
Liberty
AU55 PCGS
34351280

Choice New Price
$875
New June 11! Scarce Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Murphys Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - 1872 San Francisco quarter eagle gold strikes sport a tiny mintage of only 18,000. This date is scarce in all grades but comes well struck. Upon first inspection, one will immediately note the vibrant frosty cartwheel luster. Surfaces are choice and without any abrasions to note. All devices are deeply impressed as is typical for the date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Murphys Collection of United States gold.
Gold G$5 1909D Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
35362275

Gem $2375 New June 11! Intense Satiny Luster, Antique Orange-Gold Coloring, Full Strike, Excellent Type Set Candidate . An eye catching 1909-D $5 Indian that would be ideal for a high end U.S. Gold type set. One immediately notes the intense satiny luster to be expected at the full gem level. Coloring is a superb orange-gold with reflective shades during bright light inspection. Field abrasions are to a minimum during 10x loupe inspection. If you find the images to be enticing, just wait until the purchased coin arrives. There is no return risks on this gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1878CC Seated 10C 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU55 PCGS
81137451
TOP #79
F-104
Choice New Price
$1195
New June 11! Type 2 Reverse, Polished and Shattered Reverse, Frosty Luster, Light Gray Toning, Top 100 Varieties Opportunity, Murphys Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - The 1878 Carson City F-104 die pairing, in its final die state, featured Obverse 2 paired with a left over and shattered reverse die from 1877. This 1877-CC Type 2 reverse die was previously paired with at least two obverse dies during 1877 production. During the 1877-CC F-110 pairing the reverse die is severely cracked. Ahwash speculates that the reverse die shattered, taking away the lower left ribbon and part of the bottom of the left maple leaf. After studying the 1877-CC Type 2 F-110 plate coin, in my reference collection, and this 1878-CC F-104 shattered reverse coin side by side, I believe that the die was severely polished or lapped throughout its face to produce the remaining coinage order for 1878 calendar year. There is a reduction in details throughout this reverse die, not only in the lower left wreath area. A shattering or cracking of the die in the lower wreath would have produced retained metal, instead we find a smooth polish surface with little device details in the lower left wreath. Similarly, the 1878-CC F-102 and F-103 reverse dies also exhibit similar weakness in the lower left wreath and left ribbon area. I suspect that all three Type2 reverse dies may have been left over from 1877 and were polished or lapped before being put into service for 1878 coinage. This newly offered example is important due to limited circulated and visual access to the remaining reverse devices. The heavy concentric reverse die crack is bold and visible during 10x loupe inspection. Surfaces are choice and original. Obverse luster is frosty while reverse luster is more reflective do to the reverse die polishing. There are no abrasions worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder without die variety attribution on the label. A wonderful Top 100 Varieties offering from the Murphys Collection to consider. The new owner should consider adding the F-104 and Top 100 designation to the label.
Seated 20C 1875CC Seated 20C 1875-CC
VF25 NGC
4179420231
BF-2
Original New Price
$435
New June 11! Popular Carson City Date, Original Light Gray Surfaces, Honest Wear, Fairly Graded, Murphys Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - An 1875 Carson City double dime struck with the BF-2 die pairing. Original surfaces are toned a light gray. Just honest wear with some reverse verdigris. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Yet another Carson City coinage offering from the Murphs Collection.
Seated 50C 1873CC Seated 50C 1873-CC
With Arrows
VF20 PCGS
84718461
WB-3
R4
Original New Price
$975
New June 11! Difficult Carson City Date, Original Light Gray Surfaces, Rose-Gold Highlights, Accurately Graded, Murphys Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - Scarce Carson City in the Liberty Seated half dollar series with mintage of 214,560. Surprisingly, this small mintage was struck with seven obverse dies and three reverse dies. Die saw limited usage therefore survivors tend to come well struck and without major die cracks. This survivor has honest wear with light gray surfaces overall and rose-gold toning highlights surrounding the devices. There are no blemishes but a tiny rim mark by star 5 is mentioned for complete disclosure. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another important Carson City offering from the Murphys Collection
Shield 5C 1866 Shield 5C 1866
With Rays
MS62 PCGS
82630851

Choice $325 New June 11! With Rays, Reverse Cud, Brilliant Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Cracked Dies. First year of Shield nickel design issue included reverse rays. The rays increased striking complexity given the hardness of the copper-nickel alloy. This initial year strike offers brilliant frosty luster that explodes during bright light inspection. Cartwheel action is vibrant. Obverse fields contain die striations. Overall strike is a tad weak given the initial production striking issues. The reverse die is shattered with a internal cud to the right of CENTS. A nice original example for the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Trade $1 1882 Trade $1 1882
PR64CAM
PCGS
25317180

Gem $6100 New June 11! 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.
Capped Bust 10C 1834 Capped Bust 10C 1834
Large 4
AU53 PCGS
14133168
JR-1
Choice $460 New June 10! Large 4, Bold Strike, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Peripheral Blue-Gold, Choice Original. An attractive 1834 JR-1 strike that brings much to the numismatic table. One swiftly notes the complete strike on both sides. All devices are deeply impressed and well represented. Overall luster has a frosty texture with some steely effects in the fields. A thin blue-gold ring frames the mostly untoned centers. Fields are entirely unabraded. A special GFRC offering that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Perfect for type set or a traditional date set.
Capped Bust 25C 1834 Capped Bust 25C 1834
EF45 PCGS
14749346
B-4
Choice $400 New June 10! Capped Bust Type, Bold Strike, Gray-Brown Patina, Circulated Eye Appeal. A well preserved and eye appealing 1834 Capped Bust quarter worthy of a quality type set. The bold strike captures attention along with the gray-brown fields. One might say that this piece has a mild circulated cameo appearance as wear points are lightly toned against a darker backdrop. Fields are unabraded and pleasing. B-4 die pairing is common making the piece affordable as type. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Purchased as part of a quality type set assembled by a very selective collector.
Gold G$1 1857 Gold G$1 1857
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS61 PCGS
12797873

Choice $535 New June 10! Ideal for Type Set, Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces for Grade . A slightly better Type 3 Philadelphia date that offers frosty luster and minimal abrasions for the grade. Overall coloring is a greenish-gold. Reverse mint frost is particularly brilliant. An ideal candidate for a type set were CAC approval is desired. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Purchased as part of a quality type set from an eastern New England collector.
Indian 1C 1891 Indian 1C 1891
PR64RB
PCGS
34736026

Gem $22500 New June 9! Near-Unique Original 1891 Proof Set, Sequential PCGS Serial Numbers, CAC Approval. Indian 1c PCGS PR64RB. At first glance this piece is toned in a medium, even salmon shade, but more variance in the color is seen as the piece is tilted under a light. The Indian portrait is more lightly toned and nicely contrasts with the watery fields. SOLD ONLY AS COMPLETE SET. All coins are currently housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holders with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Original Philadelphia Mint packaging included.
Liberty 5C 1891 Liberty 5C 1891
PR64CAM
PCGS
34736027

Gem $22500 New June 9! Near-Unique Original 1891 Proof Set, Sequential PCGS Serial Numbers, CAC Approval. Liberty 5c PCGS PR64 CAMEO / CAC. This CAC-approved nickel exhibits delicate pastel shades of gold, rose, and baby blue, and the eye appeal is compelling. The strike is strongly defined as expected, with the coin details completely delineated. SOLD ONLY AS COMPLETE SET. All coins are currently housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holders with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Original Philadelphia Mint packaging included.
Morgan $1 1891 Morgan $1 1891
PR66
PCGS
34736031

Gem $22500 New June 9! Near-Unique Original 1891 Proof Set, Sequential PCGS Serial Numbers, CAC Approval. Morgan PCGS $1 PR66. This piece is similarly toned to the half dollar, not surprising as the set has been stored together since the time of issue. A background of deep russet hosts blue and gold shades, with lighter areas where the coin was likely not in direct contact with the envelope. Proof coinage in this year was 650, the second lowest in the entire Morgan series. SOLD ONLY AS COMPLETE SET. All coins are currently housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holders with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Original Philadelphia Mint packaging included.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 10C 1891
PR66
PCGS
34736028
F-103
Gem $22500 New June 9! Near-Unique Original 1891 Proof Set, Sequential PCGS Serial Numbers, CAC Approval. Seated 10c PCGS PR66. Proof coinage is the most difficult to accurately image, and in hand this piece is a wonder. A multi-colored rainbow surrounds the obverse while similar tones are splashed throughout the reverse fields. This coin represents a new discovery in the Seated dime series, an F-103 die pairing previously unknown as a proof die pair. The date position and slope downward slope match the F-103 obverse, but the more obvious pickup point is the light, reverse die cracks which match those of the business strikes. This example represents an early die state, prior to a more extensive circular die crack developing on the reverse. This is the fourth proof die pair identified for the 1891 dime. SOLD ONLY AS COMPLETE SET. All coins are currently housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holders with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Original Philadelphia Mint packaging included.
Seated 25C 1891 Seated 25C 1891
PF65
PCGS
34736029
Briggs 1-A
Gem $22500 New June 9! Near-Unique Original 1891 Proof Set, Sequential PCGS Serial Numbers, CAC Approval. Seated 25c PCGS PR65. Richly toned with substantial frost on Miss Liberty. Russet and blue shades cover both sides with the reverse more evenly and intensely toned. Briggs 1-A, the proof die pair, with an upward sloping date. Stars to the left are more strongly struck than those to the right. SOLD ONLY AS COMPLETE SET. All coins are currently housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holders with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Original Philadelphia Mint packaging included.
Seated 50C 1891 Seated 50C 1891
PR66
PCGS
34736030

Gem $22500 New June 9! Near-Unique Original 1891 Proof Set, Sequential PCGS Serial Numbers, CAC Approval. Seated 50c PCGS PR66. Silver reacts over time with its environment, and the envelope toning stands front row center on this premium gem half. A canvas of light tan is highlighted by electric blue bursts on both sides, and the effect is stunning. Further rotation under a light reveals nearly every color in the spectrum, and this piece is a pleasure to examine in-hand. SOLD ONLY AS COMPLETE SET. All coins are currently housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holders with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Original Philadelphia Mint packaging included.