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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS63 PCGS OGH
4736236
F-113
Gem $995 New May 23! Die Flaw Reverse, Incredible Early Die State Diagnsotics, Gem Original. The 1838 "Die Flaw Reverse is paired with two obverse dies. The early die state pairing as captured as F-113 while the late die state as F-105. This newly sourced F-113 is a Seated dime die variety specialist's dream given the gem preservation and bold reverse diagnostics. Both die scratches are seen to the left of the O and D in ONE DIME along with another die line connecting the two E's. The full extent of the center die flaw die readily visible on this specimen. The frosted luster is notable brilliant and consistent on both sides. The strike is fully executed as is typical for this early Seated dime date. Yes, this lot has been to CAC and was not approved leading to some head scratching. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder and ready for inclusion into an advanced die variety collection.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
PR64CAM
PCGS
21197279

Gem $1025 New May 23! Cameo Designation, Sharp Reflective Radiance, Gem Original, CAC Approved. This wonderful 1873 No Arrows Closed 3 proof strike is yet another release from decades long storage in a Florida bank box. The fresh CAC approval was a given as the mirrored fields are intense along with an obvious cameo visual presentation. All device details are deeply impressed with traces of die rust surrounding the center reverse denomination. The obverse presents several lint marks including one dangling from the cap, another at the left foot of (A)MERICA, and a third at (S)TATES. I've handled many proof struck Seated dimes in my career with this lot being above average and thoroughly pleasing at the certified grade. Let's go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation to make that point. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
With Arrows
PR64 PCGS
4921484

Choice $1050 New May 23! With Arrows Proof Strike, Mirrored Fields, Near-Gem Original. This 1873 With Arrows proof lot is yet another release from bank box storage across several decades. Proof mintage for the first year of arrows designation amounted to 800 pieces. This survivor offers mirrored fields and reflective radiance that is consistent with the certified grade. The fields are pristine while the strike is close to complete. Yes, this lot has been submitted to CAC and did not sticker for those who are bound to ask. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 25C 1855 Seated 25C 1855
With Arrows
MS64 NGC
1744136003

Choice $1750 New May 23! Better With Arrows Date, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Untoned, Near-Gem Original. 1855 Seated quarters are constant demand as a better With Arrows Date with a meager pricing premium over the "common" 1853 A&R and 1854 Philadelphia issues. This offering is yet another release from decades of storage in a Florida bank box. A richly frosted example with creamy surfaces with close to pristine surfaces. With a 10x, faint vertical die polish lines are noted on the lower obverse. The strike is typical for the date with some weakness at the eagle's left facing left. This lot has been to CAC and was not approved most likely due to the untoned white surfaces. Housed in NGC Gen 10 (2003) holder. A very short production holder type with unique NGC label.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
With Arrows
MS63 PCGS
5615919

Choice $1250 New May 23! With Arrow Type Candidate, Brilliant Frosted Radiance, Near-Gem Original. The last of the Florida bank box release after being off the market for several decades. This 1873 With Arrows quarter brings rich frosted luster and a complete reverse strike to the GFRC price list. Granular frosted luster is readily evident and quite pleasing as viewed under a bright light. Cartwheels are vibrant and equally satisfying. The obverse exhibits heavy die clashing to the right of Liberty while the reverse shows no signs of clashing. Worthy of consideration by those assembled a complete date and mintmark set in higher grades or building a Liberty Seated coinage type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 5C 1852 Seated 5C 1852
MS65
PCGS
5611256

Gem $1250 New May 23! Thick Frosted Luster, Light Gold Patina, An Old Time Gem, CAC Approved. We open today's presentation of lots from a collection sheltered in a bank box for several decades. This gem 1852 half dime has fresh CAC approval and deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW shout out. Thick frosted luster combines with light gold toning for a visually pleasing experience. This lot is accurately graded with pristine surfaces while the strike is complete. Die variety specialist should note the die cracks at the upper obverse and a bold die crack through AME(RI)CA on the reverse. Worthy for inclusion in a fine numismatic cabinet. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 10C 1892
MS63 PCGS OGH
3162345

Gem $185 New May 22! Frosted Luster of Higher Grade, Vibrant Cartwheels, Choice Original. This 1892 Barber dime has seen conservative grading during the early years of Third Party Grading. The frosted luster is intense along with swirling cartwheels. This lot is much better than the certified MS63 grade. There has been no CAC attempt per the economics. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) holder.
Barber 10C 1906D Barber 10C 1906-D
MS62 PCGS OGH
4385014

Original HOLD
$225
New May 22! Better Denver Issue, Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels. This 1906-D Barber dime is a better date at an economical price. Frosted mint luster is consistent on both sides while the cartwheels are vibrant. Previously placed on a layaway as part of a larger PCGS old green holder lot and recently declined by the buyer due to health issues. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder.
Barber 10C 1908 Barber 10C 1908
MS62 PCGS OGH
2347855

Choice $195 New May 22! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Fully Choice. This fully choice 1908 dime is back on the price list after the buyer failed to complete his layaway payments. The grading is old time conservative with brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. The buyer will be pleased with this acquisition. No CAC attempt due to the lower value. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) holder.
Barber 10C 1911D Barber 10C 1911-D
MS62 PCGS OGH
2526911

Choice HOLD
$185
New May 22! Light Gold, Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Choice Original. A fully choice 1911-D Barber dime with light gold patina across the surfaces. Under a bright light, the frosted luster is quite notable along with reasonable cartwheels. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder. Back on the price list after the buyer failed to complete his layaway payments due to health issues.
Barber 10C 1916 Barber 10C 1916
MS62 PCGS OGH
6360306

Choice $185 New May 22! Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Choice Original. Rounding out this PCGS old green lot is this perfectly original 1916 Barber dime with conservative grading and old time frosted eye appeal. Both the obverse and reverse were struck with striated dies. Surfaces are essentially unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) holder. Back on the price list after the buyer failed to complete his layaway payments.
Early Commems 50C 1893 Early Commems 50C 1893
MS65 PCGS
25327792

Gem HOLD
$350
New May 22! Columbian Exposition, Unquestionable Gem, Superb Eye Appeal. If you like the coin in the GFRC images, then this superbly toned 1893 Columbian Exposition half dollar is certain to please on arrival. Steely radiance are prevalent on both sides with the reverse an A+ for it deep reflectance. Center aquamarine and peripheral gold readily appear under a bright light with the reverse being full MS66. Hurry on this one even without a CAC sticker. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Early Commems 50c 1920 Early Commems 50C 1920
MS64 PCGS
41281829

Choice $235 New May 22! Maine Centennial, Brilliant Frosted Radiance, Fully Struck. I'm partial to the Maine Centennial early commem struck during 1920 for obvious reasons. The artistry truly captures the outdoor spirit of Mainers. This lot offers brilliant frosted radiance with the classic "dished" look. Guaranteed to please at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder.
Early Commems 50c 1925 Early Commems 50C 1925
MS64
PCGS
11842392

Choice $200 New May 22! Lexington-Concord Sesquicentennial, Near-Gem Original, Well Preserved. The 1925 "Lexington" issue commemorates two famous battles fought during 1775 with a Minuteman on the obverse and the Old Beltry at Lexington on the reverse. This near-gem example is very well preserved and quite pleasing. Rich granular frosted luster is consistent on both sides. Golden hues are more predominant on the obverse. Surfaces are pristine. A superior example. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50c 1926 Early Commems 50C 1926
MS64 PCGS
21480637

Gem HOLD
$275
New May 22! Sesquicentennial Of American Independence, Sharp Dished Reflective Luster, JUST BUY IT NOW. The "Sesqui" is well known for its very low relief design with loss of detail as the dies aged. This GFRC-Gem rated example presents the typical "dished" appearance coupled with sharply reflective luster. Inder a bright light, the surfaces are close to being mirrored. The viewing is undisturbed and quite pleasing. This one warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder.
Early Commems 50c 1927 Early Commems 50C 1927
MS64 PCGS
35948863

Choice HOLD
$300
New May 22! Vermont Sesquicentennial, Classic Eye Appeal, Sharply Frosted. The artistry of the Vermont commemorative is quite pleasing given the usage of bold motifs and larger lettering. This 150th anniversary issue commemorates the Battle of Bennington and the independence of Vermont. Both sides are sharply frosted with unabraded surfaces. This is a quality offering that will please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
With Arrows
MS65+
NGC
6058664012

Gem $2275 New May 22! Hubbed Arrows & Date, Thick Frosty Luster, Amazing Originality, CAC Approval. A strikingly original 1853 Liberty Seated dime strike with a Hubbed Arrows and Date obverse die. 1853 dimes struck with a fully hubbed die can be easily recognized with practice. The date and arrow positions are fixed along with the working die hubbing strength being consistent throughout the die. This is the case for the latest Osprey Collection offering. Note how the date and arrow device were lightly transferred along with the other motifs. This is an amazingly well preserved example with old time silver gray patina and granular frosted luster that is brilliant with angled lighting. 100% struck with cool wire-like rims. Perfect for type or inclusion into an advanced date and mintmark set. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Peace $1 1926 Peace $1 1926
MS66 PCGS
44599924

Gem $1900 New May 20! Challenging Grade, Granualar Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Scenic Lakeview Collection. 1926 Peace dollar production dropped substantially from 1925 with less than 2,000,000 struck. This date remains readily in the lower Mint State grades while being challenging at the superb gem level. This Scenic Lakeview specimen exhibits granular frosted radiance which is most brilliant under a bright light. The cartwheels are vibrant and equally pleasing. Strike is typical for the series. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder.
Peace $1 1926D Peace $1 1926-D
MS66 PCGS
43304011

Gem $2800 New May 20! Noteworthy Type Candidate, Undisturbed Luster, Frosted Radiance, Scenic Lakeview Collection. A readily available date in the Peace dollar series, the 1926-D is ideal for type when found fully struck. This new inventory addition would certainly "fit the bill" given its sharp radiance from granular mint frost and sold metal flow lines towards the peripheries. Under a bright light, I see a light gold patina that is consistent on both sides. The cartwheels are vibrant and pleasing. Surface preservation is consistent with the certified grade. Yet another quality release from the Scenic Lakeview Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder.
Peace $1 1927S Peace $1 1927-S
MS64 NGC
3259190001

Gem $1650 New May 20! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Intense Silver-White Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Scenic Lakeview Collection. This 1927-S "luster bomb" warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation, plain and simple… Much of the collecting fun for silver dollar sized coins in the generous amount of luster that appears under a bright light. Intense is a reasonable descriptor for this lot's radiance as eye appeal is clearly of a higher grade. With a 10x, some faint chatter is seen in the left obverse field along with a contact mark below the leftmost legend that explains the MS64 certified grade. If searching for a truly attractive example, this Scenic Lakeview Collection release should be considered. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Barber 50C 1907 Barber 50C 1907
MS62 PCGS
36952117

Choice $725 New May 18! Mint State Type, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Thoroughly Pleasing. Consignor Price Reduction. 1907 Barber half dollar production was typical for the Philadelphia mint during the early 20th century. A bit over 2.5M were struck making the date ideal for type consideration. This newly consigned example offers brilliant frosted luster and active cartwheels when placed under angled lighting. Copper-gold and aquamarine surround the stars while the reverse has light golden hues. A few scattered obverse micro-ticks are consistent with the certified grade. Strike is typical. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 50C 1826
AU58 PCGS
35424032
O-102a
Original HOLD
$775
New May 18! Brilliant Steely-Frosted Luster, Light Violet, Bold Presentation. Consignor Price Reduction. This 1826 O-102 Capped Bust half certainly deserves a "luster bomb" shout out as collectors might surmise from the GFRC images. Steely-frosted radiance explodes off both sides when placed under angled lighting. Furthermore, I see hints of violet and rose dependent on the viewing angle. The sharp contrast, as illustrated, is readily evident and pleasing. Light rub is seen on the check while the finds also show faint wear and a few subtle lines. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with the Overton 102 attribution on the label.
Capped Bust 50C 1833 Capped Bust 50C 1833
AU58 NGC
6346813011
O-108
Original $700 New May 18! Ample Mint Bloom, Steely Frosted Luster, Moderate Cartwheels, Great Grade. Consignor Price Reduction. Light silver-gray surfaces are well preserved on this near-choice 1833 O-108 Capped Bust half. Mint bloom is seen surrounding the stars and date on the obverse and throughout the reverse. Bright light inspection revealed rotating cartwheels. Strike is typical. Silver-gray coloration is probably the result of a quick dip though the luster remains unimpeded. A solid example at the perfect collector grade. Housed in an NGC new large font holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1835 Capped Bust 50C 1835
AU58 NGC
3433789011
O-108
Gem HOLD
$1450
New May 18! Exquisite Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Former New Jersey Collection Auction Purchase. Consignor Price Reduction. How I enjoy handling differentiated early halves. This lot returns from an anonymous client after being purchased at the March 2023 New Jersey Collection Auction. When first offered, Len Augburger described the piece as follows, "Lustrous steely centers lead toward colorful rims, and the eye appeal of this late-date Bust half is stunning. Intense blue patina fills the stars and reverse legend, while an interior band of maroon toning surrounds Liberty and the eagle. The luster is exceptional for the grade level and penetrates even the thick skin at the edges. The images do not completely convey the in-hand aesthetic appeal of this GFRC-rated Gem piece, and we expect competitive bidding. O-108, with star 11 recut at three points." This piece would be a super acquisition for those who enjoy and color combined with excellent luster. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and the O-108 attribution on the label.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 50C 1836
AU58 NGC
3433789015
O-110
Choice $900 New May 18! Superb Peripheral Toning, Steely Frosted Luster, Near-Gem Original, Former New Jersey Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. Steely luster highlights this rim-toned example, which features pleasing patina among the stars and legend. Deep aqua color fills the stars, with shades of maroon and gold also present. O-110, with a spike at the outer point of star 7. Production of Bust half dollars was substantial, and these coins circulated widely. Today they are highly collectible, although exceptionally attractive examples, such as this piece, are challenging to locate. This lot realized $1100 during GFRC's March 2023 New Jersey Collection Auction Sale and returns to the price list at that number. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and the O-110 attribution on the label.
Gold G$5 1850 Gold G$5 1850
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
81637761

Choice HOLD
$1485
New May 18! Rare Philadelphia Date, Steely Reflective Fields, Near-Gem Original, Running Boar Collection. One look at the PCGS and CAC population reports will quickly drive home the rarity status of the gold 1850 $5 date. Most conspicuous is the total CAC approved population of only 24 pieces. Though PCGS has certified more in the EF/AU grades, their price guide is much more indicative of this date's fair value. The Running Boar Collection has release a near-gem EF45 example with lightly crusty surfaces and the expected green-gold coloration. With a 10x, I see a light surface "skin" and some dirt filling in the legend lettering on the upper reverse. That dirt validates the strict originality though one look at the coin in-hand would be sufficient for that assessment. Opportunity strikes for U.S. gold collectors as the CAC price guide is understated and should not be the primary reference for a purchase decision. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1895S Gold G$5 1895-S
Liberty
AU58
NGC
255452010

Choice $1100 New May 18! Underrated San Francisco $5 Date, Steely Frosted Luster, Choice Surfaces, Running Boar Collection. The 1895-S $5 gold date remains underrated given its mintage of only 112,000 pieces and very low surviving Mint State population. Total PCGS Mint State population stands at 44 pieces while CAC has approved only 10 comparable examples. This date sees a dramatic pricing increase starting at the MS62 level. This Running Boar lot presents value given the AU58 certification and CAC green bean. Luster falls into the steely-frosted category while the coloration is an even honey-gold with some background green under a bright light. Mint bloom is available throughout the devices and periphery. Strike is complete other than the reverse arrow feathers. Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1906D Gold G$5 1906-D
Liberty
MS63
PCGS OGH
9726617

Choice HOLD
$1050
New May 18! Deep Honey-Gold, Frosted Luster, Choice Surfaces, Running Boar Collection. The Running Boar is releasing several $5 gold piece including this eye catching 1906 Denver strike. The frosted luster and rich honey-gold coloration is readily evident in the GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. Immediately sold upon being showcased in the Daily Blog.
Morgan $1 1883CC Morgan $1 1883-CC
MS64+ PCGS
28705820

Choice $425 New May 18! Popular Carson City Date, Steely Frosted Luster, Flashy Cartwheels. Consignor Price Reduction. I believe that the PCGS graders were accurate with respect to this newly consigned 1883 Carson City struck Morgan. The eye appeal is that of full gem given the brilliant steely-frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. However, some chatter below Liberty's chin is properly captured with the 64+ grade. That chatter is not readily overt on the image but will appear under a bright light. Fairly priced and in search of a caring numismatic home. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Morgan $1 1921D Morgan $1 1921-D
MS64+ PCGS
38378344

Choice $400 New May 18! Superb Presentation, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Dancing Cartwheels. Consignor Price Reduction. This near-gem 1921 Denver struck Morgan dollar offers brilliant frosted radiance and dancing cartwheels. Bright light review is a pleasurable experience as the eye appeal is noteworthy. The "+" grade captures some chatter on Liberty's chin from a technical perspective otherwise this piece would be properly designated as a full gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 10C 1859
PR64 PCGS
50064684
F-102
Choice $1650 New May 18! Near Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Active Mirrors, Fully Struck, Former Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. At GFRC, we like our Liberty Seated coinage, including proofs, to have 100% natural surfaces and crusty gray patina where possible. This is the case for this near gem 1859 proof strike. Sourced from a Heritage auction during November 2003 due to the atypical crusty obverse toning with incremental gray patina on the reverse. Under the toning are active mirrors. Strike is absolutely hammered. 1859 proofs were struck from two different obverse dies labeled as F-101 and F-102 in the "web-book". F-101 is the more common of the two proof dies while F-102 accounts for about one in five of the proof dimes seen. This F-102 obverse presents a medium level date while F-101 exhibits a upward sloping. This F-102 dime continues to be the proof plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors online reference. Previously sold to a client who has decided to liquidate his Seated dime proof set, therefore resulting to the price list. This is an atypical proof example for fans of crusty originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2003) holder.
Seated 10C 1878 Seated 10C 1878
Type 2 Reverse
PR65 PCGS
33723041
F-101
Gem $900 New May 18! Reflective Mirrors, Even White, Complete Strike. Consignor Price Reduction. 800 proof strikes were produced in 1878 with all being coined from a single Type 2 reverse die pairing. This accurately graded survivor offerings essentially unblemished surfaces with brilliant reflectance. An even white colored example with boldly struck motifs. All 1878 proof strikes will have die rust pits in the lower right gown and a die line in the lower right wreath. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Seated 5C 1860O Seated 5C 1860-O
MS62 PCGS
84085888

Choice $325 New May 18! Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Steely Fields, Accurately Graded. Consignor Price Reduction. A thoroughly pleasing 1860-O half dime that is strictly and choice for the grade. A thick crusty skin is uniform on both sides but does not completely mute the underlying steely luster. Strike is bold, especially on the obverse, while the reverse was struck by a worn die. Surfaces are pristine. This is a quality lot are a fair price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Medium Date
MS64
PCGS
38453734
WB-1
Choice $5850 New May 17! Gorgeous Bright Light Eye Appeal, Lightly Mirrored Obverse, Near-Gem Original, Newtown Collection. This 1846 Medium Date WB-1 half warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as the bright light eye appeal is simply outstanding. This is a dual sided finish Newtown release with the obverse being lightly mirrored while the reverse is steely-frosted. Under a bright light, the darker olive gold-gray obverse toning melts away to reveal center pastel rose surrounded by a gorgeous peripheral yellow-gold ring. The eye appeal is compelling here. The reverse offers the similar center rose framed by aquamarine at the rims. The overall strike is complete other than a touch of weakness at the left facing claw. This lot showcases the WB-1 die pairing with boldly cracked reverse at (STA)TES and is way better in-hand than on the images. Please trust me here. Ideal as a No Motto type coin. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1860S Seated 50C 1860-S
MS62 PCGS
34010275
WB-1
Original $3500 New May 17! Near-Choice Original, Granular Frosted Surfaces, Newtown Collection. Astute students of the Seated half dollar series will note the unique presentation of the 1860 and 1861 San Francisco strikes. These are typically found with luster ranging from granular frosted to satiny along with a bit of "dished" appearance. This Newtown release was purchased from GFRC during October 2017 and finally returns to the market. Under a bright light, the obverse radiance is clearly frosty with even silver-gray toning. Tilting, the coin brings about faint rose and blue hues. The reverse features a thin gold patina with silver coloration being predominant. The overall strike is complete and visually attractive. This is a near-choice example with richer reverse toning enabling a GFRC-Choice rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 5C 1840 Seated 5C 1840
No Drapery
MS63 PCGS
45566744

Choice $550 New May 17! No Drapery Type, Steely-Frosted Radiance, Delicate Strike, Choice Original, Crazy Joe Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. The parallels between the Liberty Seated half dime and dime series are quite evident when evaluating this newest Crazy Joe collection release. Steely-frosted fields are readily apparent with notable radiance when placed under a bright light. Again, as seen on the dime series, the strike is "delicate" given the shallow hubbing of the working dies. A micro-line in the left obverse field is the only abrasion requiring note and would preclude a CAC submission. A visually pleasing No Drapery type example with consistent bluish-gray coloration on both sides. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Seated 50C 1840(O) Seated 50C 1840-(O)
AU53 PCGS
45878902
WB-4
Original $3150 New May 15! No Mintmark Reverse of 1839, Steely-Frosted Surfaces, Untoned, Newtown Collection. By now, Liberty Seated collectors recognize the importance of the 1840-O WB-4 die variety as struck by a mintmark less reverse die left over from the reeded edge Capped Bust era. This variety is straightforward to identify due to the larger reverse lettering and four different die cracks that exit to the rim. This Newtown release is well struck with die rust throughout the center motif. Fields present a steely texture resulting in reflective luster. The surfaces are untoned, probably from a past dip. During a 10x review, there are no marks worthy of mention. This variety has a limited population in AU grades and become quite rare in Mint State. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
6/Horizontal 6
AU55
PCGS
20198692
WB-7
Gem $5750 New May 15! 6/Horizontal 6, Steely Fields, Light Gold, Gem Eye Appeal, Newtown Collection. The 1846 6 over horizontal 6 is a great "eyeball" die variety that is one of the most obvious in the Liberty Seated half dollar series. After punching the 184 digits with a three digit logotype, the mint engraver mistakenly punched the final 6 digit at a 90 degree angle. Realizing his mistake, he then punched the 6 digit in the correct position without an attempt to efface the former. Talk about having a bad day! This Newtown lot warrants a GFRC-Gem quality rating for its superb preservation, undisturbed steely reflective lust and complete strike. The last PCGS auction appearance dates back to October 2016 and is a dipped out example. CAC has approved 21 in all grades with six finer at the MS63/MS64 level with five figure premiums. The CAC price guide is $3,900 at the certified grade and increasing to $6,000 in MS60. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label captures the attribution as WB-7, RPD FS-301, 6/Horiz 6 with a Randy Wiley pedigree.
Seated 50C 1850O Seated 50C 1850-O
MS64
PCGS
25541729
WB-2
Choice HOLD
$4000
New May 15! Silver Abitrage Era Strike, Steely Reflective Luster, Near-Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Upon the discovered of substantial gold deposits in California, the traditional gold: silver ratio was impacted by the flow of gold arriving into the U.S. economy. This lowered the value of gold with respect to silver resulting in an arbitrage opportunity. A portion of the Seated half dollars, starting in 1850, were exported to Europe and returned as silver bullion at a higher value. Though 1850 New Orleans mintage amounted to 2,456,000 pieces, Mint State survivors are limited with those garnering CAC approval being very scarce. This Newtown release is one of six approved at the MS64 level with a price guide value of $4000 as reference. An unquestionably original example with steely fields overlaid with aquamarine-gold patina on the obverse and incremental blue hues on the reverse. The strike is fully executed with high relief motifs. Under a bright light, the reflective luster is notable along with much more transparent patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. This Newtown lots certainly warrants a new presence in an advanced Seated half dollar collection.
Seated 50C 1873 Seated 50C 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
MS63 PCGS
33068683
WB-5
Choice HOLD
$1450
New May 15! Closed 3, Lightly Encrusted Rose-Gold, Choice Surfaces, Newtown Collection. The Newtown Collection release continues with this lovely 1873 No Arrows Closed 3 half. The Closed 3 variety is the earliest coins minted in 1873 with a 3 digit that appears to be an "8" without careful examination. Regardless of its limited mintage, this issue is available in circulated grades and becomes scarce in Mint State. This is a frosted piece with rose-gold toning on the obverse and olive-gold revers toning which is nicely framed by peripheral blue at the rim. Strike is completely executed. The darker wispy regions in the right obverse field are a breaks in the rose-gold toning and much less evident in-hand than on the GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with a PCGS price guide value of $2000 as reference.
Seated 50C 1840(O) Seated 50C 1840-(O)
F12
PCGS
21302323
WB-4
Choice HOLD
$945
New May 11! No Mintmark Reverse of 1839, Choice Original, Newtown Collection. A wonderful 1840 WB-4 Seated half struck with a leftover Medium Letters reverse of 1838. Regardless of considerable time in circulation, this piece presents pristine surfaces that are overlaid with a crusty rose-gray patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder with CAC approval. Yet another Newtown release that immediately sold upon being featured in the Daily Blog.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 50C 1841-O
MS62
PCGS
33491102
WB-8
Choice $2750 New May 11! Choice Original, Newtown Collection. Brilliant satiny luster radiates through the pale pewter-dove-silver tone that caresses the surfaces of both sides. A full strike is apparent with the reverse die beginning to shatter, with die cracks coming in from the rim at 3:30 through the right wing and from the rim at 6:30, passing between AL and piercing the eagle's left talon, through the body, and ending in the field in front of the beak. Close inspection does reveal some minor scuffs on the reverse above the eagle's head, but nothing that is out of the ordinary for the MS62 grade, and the eye appeal is very strong for the grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Another fine release from the Newtown Collection that should garner immediate interest.
Seated 50C 1873 Seated 50C 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
FR2
PCGS
38794342
WB-6
Choice HOLD
$2500
New May 11! Rare Open 3, Choice Original, Newtown Collection. Rare and well worn but still worthy of a choice designation and CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. Immediately sold upon being showcased in the Daily Blog.
Seated 50C 1847/6 Seated 50C 1847/6
AU55
CACG
481272771
WB-9
Gem HOLD
$22000
New May 10! 1847/6, Gem Original, Finest Certified at CAC, Newtown Collection. A rare Liberty Seated half dollar die variety with the under date (1846) not struck in the same location as the 1847, rather it is below the final date punch and to the right. The bottoms of the 4 and 6 digits show fairly well on this early die state example. This example is gem original and the finest certified or stickered by CAC. GFRC images accurately capture the natural coin gray patina which is deeper on the obverse. Housed in a new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards. This lot surfaced at the FUN2024 show and was placed into the Newtown Collection. Our top consignor has decided to release this finest known example into another advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1855/54 Seated 50C 1855/54
With Arrows
AU58
PCGS
21017371

Choice HOLD
$3150
New May 10! 1855/54 Overdate, Near Gem Original, Tiny CAC Population, Newtown Collection. Frosty surfaces reveal light gold and tan patina, with a few hints of reflectivity evident as the coin is rotated under a light. Strike is typical, with the left claw joints blending together. CAC has approved 13 pieces, with only a single piece finer, at MS64. The overdate is most evident in the lower loop of 5, where a horizontal line extends from the upper right. The CAC price guide is $1,950. Ex. Seal Beach and Palos Verdes. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1856 Seated 50C 1856
MS64 PCGS
83936705

Choice HOLD
$1950
New May 10! Near-Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Immediately sold upon being showcased in the Daily Blog.
Seated 50C 1857 Seated 50C 1857
MS63
PCGS
21064623
WB-3
Choice HOLD
$1700
New May 10! Choice Original and Then Some, Newtown Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval. Images to be added once weather condition allow accurate photography.
Seated 50C 1857S Seated 50C 1857-S
MS61 NGC
3462106011
WB-3
R4
Original HOLD
$7500
New May 10! Rare Mint State Grade, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Newtown Collection. Ex. Dick Osburn Collection. Rare in Mint State as a date and mint, with probably ten or so pieces that can claim uncirculated status. Fully struck by San Francisco Mint, with sharp stars and drapery folds, Liberty's hair curls have good separation. On the reverse, the eagle's claws and thighs are well defined. Original surfaces offer frosty mint luster with mild cartwheel effect. There are a few tiny contact marks in the fields mentioned for 100% accuracy. Overall, this specimen is quite pleasing and attractive at the assigned grade level. The WB-3 die pairing has additional repunched 1 digit to the left of the final date punch. This attribution point is crisply defined. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The NGC label reads, "DICK OSBURN COLLECTION" and an important pedigree. Previously sold by GFRC into the Newtown Collection during October 2017 with the sale record available in the Sales Archive.
Seated 50C 1860S Seated 50C 1860-S
MS62
PCGS
20198695
WB-1
Choice HOLD
$5500
New May 10! Condition Census Offering, Three Finer At CAC, Newtown Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. The label captures the WB-1 Large S attribution.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
Louisiana Issue
MS62
PCGS
13609092
W-8
Gem HOLD
$3500
New May 10! Louisana Administration Issue, Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Historically Significant, Newtown Collection. A historically significant Louisiana Administration W-8 strike during the waning days of the New Orleans mint during early 1861. This offering is a gem and conservatively graded at the MS62 level. Satiny cartwheel luster is dominate during in hand and bright light viewing. Surfaces are covered with a semi-transparent layer of rich gold patina. The W-8 diagnostics are easily seen on the reverse. The die crack at the top of STAT(ES OF) is visible under a 10x loupe along with the die clashing in the lower right shield. Obverse date punch is weak and slopes upward per the Bill Bugert diagnostics in his New Orleans Seated Half Dollar Register. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. The green bean was a foregone conclusion for this spectacular offering. Any serious collector of the 1861 New Orleans die varieties would be thrilled to own this gem W-8 example courtesy of the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1873CC Seated 50C 1873-CC
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
15358053
WB-5
Choice HOLD
$2950
New May 10! Small Arrows, R6, Choice Original, Newtown Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. The label captures the WB-1 Large S attribution. Immediately sold upon being showcased in the Daily Blog.
Seated 50C 1877/6 Seated 50C 1877/6
EF45
PCGS
36507367

Gem HOLD
$5200
New May 10! 1877/6, Total CAC Pop 4, Even Gray, Steely Fields, Newtown Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Immediately sold upon being showcased in the Daily Blog.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 50C 1826
AU58 PCGS
10196292
O-116a
Choice $850 New May 8! Choice Original, Motor City Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. Frosty surfaces reveal mixed gray, chestnut, and silver patina, with the colors consistent on both sides. O-116a, with the stars connected by die cracks. Bust half dollars, with the modern purchasing power of about $50, were frequently used for bank transfers, meaning that many pieces sat in bank vaults and today survive with exceptional preservation. This piece is completely detailed and exhibits only high point rub. CAC reports 413 coins total, with 81 pieces in AU58 and 78 examples in Mint State. The CAC price guide value is $870. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Overton O-116 attribution on the label. PCGS #6143
Capped Bust 50C 1828 Capped Bust 50C 1828
Curl Base 2, Knob
AU53 PCGS
11214116
O-106
R4+
Choice HOLD
$1750
New May 8! Rare O-106 Die Pairing, R4+ Rarity, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Light Gray Toning, Newtown Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. The 1828 Capped Bust date has 23 documented Overton die varieties. Three varieties are most challenging (O-105, O-106, and O-123). GFRC is pleased to be offering an O-106 example with R4+ rarity. Researching the Auction & Mail Prices Realized piblication for Bust Half Dollars indicates that choice examples will be found with PL fields along with a substantial pricing premium. The Newtown specimen is consistent with those findings and offers lightly mirrored fields which I will sometimes describe as steely. Reflective luster is sharp from unabraded surfaces. While not complete, the strike is bold, especially on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Curl Base 2, Knob attribution on label.
Indian 1C 1864 Indian 1C 1864
L on Ribbon
MS64RB PCGS
21034429
S-6
Choice $975 New May 8! Near-Gem, Newtown Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. Sea-green, burnt orange, and navy patina liberally drapes the obverse of this With L Indian cent. The reverse exhibits mixed red and brown color throughout with russet shades around C(ENT). Fields are lightly mirrored with steely luster, and the overall flash easily penetrates the thick skin. Housed in a Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with Eagle Eye Photo Seal approval and certificate card.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 10C 1840-O
No Drapery
AU50 PCGS
30630411
F-108
Choice $1200 New May 8! Small O, Eroded Dies, Satiny Luster, Orange-Gray Patina, Newtown Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. Both obverse and reverse dies are eroded with radial metal flows lines in the denticles. The reverse area surrounding AM(ERIC)A is heavily eroded with multiple die crack through the legend lettering. This example features a orange-gray "skin "with more uniform orange-rose on the reverse. Strike is complete. A few ancient micro-ticks are seen in the fields and fully toned. 1840 New Orleans strikes continue to be very scarce in AU and rare in Mint State. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder. Previously from the Birmingham Collection and sold into the Newtown Collection. Now back on the market after being released from the marvelous set of Newtown Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 10C 1890-S
MS64 PCGS
30035618
F-114
Choice $895 New May 8! Medium S, Brilliant Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Frosted Devices, Fully Struck, Newtown Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. Liberty Seated dime collectors should pay special attention to the release of this duplicate 1890-S F-114 dime from the Newtown Collection. I'm having a great time viewing this piece under a lights source. A fantastic strike greets me along with mirrored fields on both sides. The main devices have a frosted finish leading to cameo effects. Faint mottled rose toning covers a portion of the obverse while the reverse is mostly untoned. There are a few reverse field ticks mentioned for 100% accuracy. Overall, eye appeal and luster are excellent reasons for adding this Newtown duplicate to your collection. Accurately graded and housed in older PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 50C 1844O Seated 50C 1844-O
Doubled Date
VF35 PCGS
34010264
WB-22 WB-103
Original $2350 New May 8! Popular Doubled Date, Light Gray Surfaces, Newtown Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. One of the more spectacular errors in all of U.S. coinage, the 1844-O double date exhibits a bold repunched date well north of the usual placement. This attractive specimen is toned a uniform light gray with darker shades at the peripheries. New Orleans Seated coins come with a variety of striking characteristics, and this piece is typical with some softness on the left leg. Fields are moderately reflective which is typical of the issue. An important offering from the Newtown Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 50C 1858
MS64 PCGS
29710258

Choice $1550 New May 8! Granular Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Light Gold, Near-Gem, Newtown Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. How I enjoy handling Mint State silver coinage with granular frosted luster and light toning. This Newtown duplicate offers "sparkling" luster during angled light viewing along with pleasing cartwheel action. Overall coloring is a light gold with deeper hues at the rim. Strike is essentially complete with only the left leg eagle feathers being partial. A near-gem with all the right visual credentials. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
AU53 PCGS
34971000
WB-7
Choice $400 New May 8! Choice Original, Newtown Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. Seated half dollar die variety specialist will note the errant 8 digit found within the base of the rock that marks the WB-7 die pairing. A choice example with steely reflective fields that align well with the certified grade. Obverse pewter-gray contains additional shades of embedded gold. The reverse skin is lighter gray which allows increased luster and cartwheel action. Surfaces a fully choice and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
EF45 PCGS
39191262
WB-6
Choice $625 New May 8! Quadrupled Second 8, Residual Frosted Luster, Choice Surfaces, Newtown Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. An important 1858-O die variety with at least quadrupled punching of the second 8 digit. Remnants of prior punches are seen in the upper loop, between the based and top loop, and two additional punches to the right of the digit. Were late hours and/or alcohol a factor here? Not only is the variety exciting, but the host piece is fully choice. Though certified as an EF45, this half dollar strike presents substantial amounts of mint frost and resulting luster. Surfaces are 100% original with a light natural gray patina. Worthy of a CAC submission by the new owner as this piece has many attributes of those pieces graded AU50. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1877S Seated 50C 1877-S
MS65
PCGS
36495212
WB-104
Gem $2950 New May 8! Gem Original, Thick Frosty Luster, Newtown Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. A gorgeous gem-graded half with swirling shades of blue and rose, this piece will captivate even the most grizzled coin veteran. Frosty luster booms from both sides, and the eye appeal is exceptional. The strike is full, with sharp stars and most eagle feathers distinct. This is the WB-104 variety, type 2 reverse with closed bud beneath the branch leaves. The next owner will derive substantial enjoyment from this premium quality example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1902O Barber 25C 1902-O
MS63+
PCGS
43790734

Gem HOLD
$1250
New May 7! Gem Eye Appeal, Steely-Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Fully Struck. A gem original 1902-O Barber quarter that presents superb eye appeal along with being the sole MS63+ example certified by PCGS. GFRC images accurately illustrate the light aquamarine and copper-gold hues that float over the underlying steely-frosted luster. Under a bright light, the radiance is consistent with the assigned grade along with vibrant cartwheels being enjoyed. Overall strike is also complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1825 Capped Bust 50C 1825
AU55
CACG
845662334
O-111
Choice $950 New May 7! Near-Gem Original, Museum Quality and Originality, Multi-Color Toning. This lovely 1825 O-111 early half presents old time crusty toning that I've previously associated with finely patinaed world silver crowns as seen in a large Asian museum. The originality is fully unquestionable given the underlying steely luster that is still able to radiate through the multi-color toning. Under a bright light, the darker in-hand coloration lightens, especially on the reverse as expected. The primary colors are varying shades of pastel blue, burnt orange, aquamarine-blue, and yellow gold. Surfaces are essentially unabraded. Under a 10x, the reverse exhibits light "dirt" in the protected areas. This piece offers the classic CACG "look". Please check the GFRC Sales Archive for pricing history as the current CAC Price Guide is not reflective of market action at the AU55 grade. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Early Commems 50C 1893 Early Commems 50C 1893
MS61
PCGS
6316700

Choice HOLD
$90
New May 1! Columbian Exposition, Well Preserved, Steely Luster, Choice at Grade. Consignor Price Reduction. This 1893 Columbian Exposition offering, from the Quito Collection, is well preserved with essentially unabraded surfaces. The certified grade is likely attributed to muted luster against early PCGS expectations. Under a bright light, ample amounts of undisturbed steely luster are noted. The offer price is attractive as 1893 dated pieces are slightly better than the 1892 year of release. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) holder and with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1879O Morgan $1 1879-O
MS64 PCGS
43026518

Choice $750 New May 1! Steely Radiance, Well Preserved, Uniform White Surfaces, Scenic Lakeview Collection. This near-gem 1879-O dollar has been well preserved along with offering a robust strike. Luster falls into the steely-frosted realm. Surfaces are a uniform white. Faint abrasions are noted opposite Liberty's face though the cheek is mostly undisturbed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder.
Morgan $1 1882CC Morgan $1 1882-CC
MS63
PCGS
42066753

Choice $475 New May 1! Fresh CAC Approval, Steely-Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Scenic Lakeview Collection. This freshly CAC approved 1882 Carson City half was immediately noted as being conservatively given its minimally abraded surfaces and bold steely-frosted luster. When placed on a bright light, the swirling cartwheels become readily apparent. The overall eye appeal is quite pleasing given the light gold shades on the obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder.
Morgan $1 1886S Morgan $1 1886-S
MS61
NGC
6057235015

Choice $575 New May 1! Historically Scarce San Francisco Date, Fresh CAC Approval, Lightly Mirrored, Untoned. Scenic Lakeview Collection. During the early 1900s, the 1886-S was one of the Morgan rarities in Mint State. Over time, a moderate supply of coins were released from San Francisco mint storage, thus increasing availability. There are suggestions that hundreds of thousands were melted under the 1918 Pittman Act provisions, thought never verified. This date remains scarce today with partially mirrored examples being known at the choice Mint State grades. This Scenic Lakeview offering exhibits a partially mirrored obverse, with the reverse less so. The primary focal area is minimally abraded given the conservative grade. As a result, this piece appeared to be a strong CAC candidate and was approved during a recent GFRC submission. The CAC price guide currently stands at $600 at the MS61 grade level. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Peace $1 1922D Peace $1 1922-D
MS65+ PCGS
43264328

Gem $1100 New May 1! Gem Original, Attractive Peripheral Gold Toning, Scarce Grade, Scenic Lakeview Collection. Though having a mintage of 15 million, 1922 Denver struck Peace dollars become scarce with full gem certification. This attractively toned example has garnered an all important (+) designation for its peripheral gold toning and overall eye appeal. Luster falls into the frosted realm though the surfaces were struck from eroded dies. Under a bright light, the peripheral toning shifts to green that intermixes with the light copper-gold. A well preserved gem that is priced at the PCGS MS65+ price guide. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder.
Seated 25C 1840 Seated 25C 1840
With Drapery
MS63 PCGS
82907272
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4950 New May 1! Drapery Type, Mirrored Fields, Grayish-Blue, Choice Overall, Quito Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. During the 1840 design hub transition from No Drapery to Drapery, the Philadelphia mint only struck the With Drapery design and produced 188,127 pieces. This date is accepted as being rare in Mint State with specimens being struck by heavily polished dies. The result is a mirrored finish in the fields. This same die finish has also been noted on 1840 Drapery Seated dimes. While inspecting with a 10x under angled lighting, diagonal die polished lines are evident on the obverse and behind all the reverse devices. A medium bluish-gray patina covers the obverse while the same coloration is decorated by peripheral copper gold on the reverse. A truly choice and pleasing example for the passionate Seated quarter collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1841O Seated 25C 1841-O
MS62 PCGS
4655847
Briggs 3-D
Original $1485 New May 1! Repunched 1, Steely-Frosted Luster, Near-Choice Original, Quito Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. Light rose-gray skin nicely decorates the obverse of this 1841-O Seated quarter while the reverse has light gold hues. Bright light inspection exposes steely-frosted luster. The gown line and left facing breast are weakly struck as are the lower left eagle's leg and arrow feathers. Yet another Quito Collection release. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. Please note that the holder has a reverse edge chip on the upper left.
Seated 25C 1849O Seated 25C 1849-O
F15
PCGS
30006308
Briggs 1-A
Choice $5125 New May 1! New Orleans Key Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Quito Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. The mintage for 1849 New Orleans strikes is unrecorded with Briggs estimating a mintage of 16,000 pieces. Few example ever reach the marketplace. The CAC population report further illustrates the dilemma facing collectors as only 17 have been approved in all grades with more than half grading between FA02 and F12. GFRC is pleased to report that the Quito Collection is releasing the single approved F15 specimen. This example is strictly original with consistent crusty gray patina on both sides. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and quite pleasing when one considers the amount of time in circulation and the opportunities for mistreatment. Honestly, the "price guides" are just that for this date as the overwhelming challenge is locating an example, let along a choice CAC approved specimen. Let's see how long this offering lasts on the 30 Day Price List. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1852 Seated 25C 1852
MS66
PCGS
9462318
Briggs 1-A
Gem $22500 New May 1! Superb Gem Original, Condition Census, Repunched Date, Quito Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. The Quito Collection continues his releases of some amazing Liberty Seated quarters. Mintage of the 1852 date is 177,060 with PCGS having certified eight pieces between MS65, MS65+, and MS66, with none finer. The Quito lot is one of four certified at PCGS along with one of four approved at CAC. When checking CoinFacts and reviewing the Eugene Gardner specimen, which is the CoinFacts plate coin, it is readily apparent that the Quito specimen is superior to the Gardner coin in terms of strike and undisturbed luster. DLRC last sold the Gardner lot during August 2017 with CAC approval for $21,500. Previously, the same lot sold in Heritage's 2015 Gardner Sale, without CAC approval, for $18,800. You are invited to visit CoinFacts and the auction records to validate my findings. Bottom line, the Quito Collection specimen is exceptional and superior to the Gardner pedigreed example. This piece is an unmitigated "luster bomb" with old time light gold toning. This lot is worthy of the finest Seated coinage collections under construction. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 25C 1854-O
With Arrows
MS64 PCGS
43203617
Briggs 1-B
Choice $3150 New May 1! With Arrows Type, Granular Frosted Luster, Choice Overall, Quito Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. Bright light inspection of this Quito 1854-O Arrows quarter reveals granular frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. These "creamy" surfaces are very reflective and certainly pleasing. The strike could be considered as delicate though complete. Both die are rusted, as the obverse exhibits rust pits above the knees, to the left of the root, and within the shield. The reverse eagle is entirely rusted along with the denomination. Dies are also lightly clashed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Seated 25C 1875CC Seated 25C 1875-CC
MS63
PCGS
24931074
Briggs 1-A
Gem $8875 New May 1! Difficult Carson City Date, Brilliiant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, GFRC-Gem Rated, Quito Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. Carson City Mint production jumped to 140,000 during 1875 after much slower mintages during the start-up years. This date is downright scarce in all grades and always missing on the GFRC price list. The Quito Collection comes to the rescue as releasing a four lot Mint State date set (1875-CC to 1878-CC) with this leadoff 1875-CC securing a GFRC-Gem rating. Overall eye appeal is that of a higher grade given brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Strike is about good as it gets for the Type II/II design hubs and westerner frontier workmanship. Surfaces are unabraded with faint clashing on the lower reverse that needs more research. CAC population report indicates 3 approved at grade with 9 better. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 holder (20012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1877 Seated 25C 1877
MS66
PCGS
43502582

Gem $2925 New May 1! Gem Original, Quito Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. A bold crescent of electric blue and violet patina fills the right stars, sharply contrasting with the silver color to the left. The ice-white eagle is highly frosted, approaching a Cameo designation were this a proof example. The strike is sharp throughout and delivers full detail, not a trivial matter as quarters from the 1870s exhibit lower relief overall than earlier coins in the series. The CAC census notes 99 coins total, with 28 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $2,750 in MS66. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1877CC Seated 25C 1877-CC
MS65
PCGS
81248269
Briggs 3-C
Gem $3015 New May 1! Granular Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, Unquestionable Gem, Quito Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. Strong luster easily penetrates the thick skin, and the cartwheel is active under a light. Deep evergreen, slate, and copper patina evenly fills the obverse, while the reverse is lighter and reveals smoky shades throughout the legend. Design elements are sharp, with only a couple stars softly impressed. In-hand appeal is strong, and the GFRC Gem-rating is easily warranted. The CAC report notes 120 pieces in all grades, with 13 coins at MS66 and 3 examples at MS67. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Previously from the Eclectic Collection, a top rated Seated quarter client .
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
S/Horizontal S
MS63
PCGS
25591429
Briggs 4-D
Choice $2250 New May 1! Near-Gem Original, Quito Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. The 1877-S/S is a popular variety within the quarter series, listed in the Guide Book and readily attributable with the naked eye. Per the PCGS census, about one of every seven examples of the 1877-S exhibits the doubly punched mintmark. This is an untoned piece, with substantial frost remaining in the central devices. Steel color marks high points, while the reverse hosts bits of navy patina in the protected areas to the southeast. CAC notes 20 coins total, with two pieces at MS64 and a single example at MS66. The CAC price guide value is $1,950 in MS63. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 25C 1880
MS67
PCGS
25281856
Briggs 1-A
Gem $7200 New May 1! Gem Original, Quito Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. This wonder coin is a lustrous headlight, with ice-white surfaces framed by deep maroon patina at the rims. Frost drips from the central devices, extending even to the scroll and stars. The strike is fully impressed and brings up even the normally pesky claw joints. Briggs 1-A, the business strike dies, with a die lump on the left of 0 in the date. CAC notes 56 pieces across all grades, with eleven coins tied for finest known at MS67. The CAC price guide value is $7,880 in MS67. This is not an inexpensive coin, but given the combination of low mintage, lofty technical grade, and exceptional eye appeal, the value becomes undeniable. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1888S Seated 25C 1888-S
MS66+
PCGS
43160480

Gem $8550 New May 1! Gem Original, Quito Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. Given its mintage of 1.2 million, 1888 strikes are often seen as a type piece for the San Francisco mint. Overall strike quality is on the above average side for the Type 2 hubs that present low relief motifs. At the superb gem level, populations are limited with 10 at MS66 and a single MS66+, which is offered here courtesy of the Quito Collection. Frosted surfaces are painted with light rose tints while the overall eye appeal is fantastic. Strike is complete with bold stars and detailed motifs. Granular frosted surfaces are essentially unabraded with a hint of luster breaks in the right obverse field. That is why this piece is not a '67. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1844 Seated 50C 1844
MS61 PCGS
43000313
WB-12
Choice $1065 New May 1! Splendid Eye Appeal, Steely Reflectance, Swirling Cartwheels, Peripheral Copper-Gold, Quito Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. A lovely 1844 WB-12 Seated half that brings eye appeal of a high grade. Steely fields radiate bold reflectance along with swirling cartwheels. Coloration is gold with darker copper-gold at the peripheries. Why certified at the MS61 level? The upper right obverse field has chatter and one notable abrasion that is well hidden by the toning. A thoroughly pleasing offering that is well balance and worthy of the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 10C 1890
MS62 NGC
289275027
Unlisted
Original $195 New April 25! Frosted Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An unlisted 1890 Seated dime that has seen a long term stay in my bank box. This is a frosty example with light gold toning. The strike is complete as is typical for the strict Fortin collecting requirements. Fields are essentially unabraded with light die clashing on the reverse. Attractively priced towards locating a new home. Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder.
Seated 10C 1891S Seated 10C 1891-S
MS62 NGC
4189140011
F-107
Choice $225 New April 25! Medium S, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, Attractively Priced, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The time has come to release the 1891-S F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. This is a lovely final year of design issue from the San Francisco mint. Creamy frosted luster originates from surfaces covered with natural mint bloom. The radiance is sharp and pleasing under a bright light. Strike is complete too. Some faint obverse field chatter is consistent with the certified grade though the eye appeal is that of a higher level. A nice 1891-S Medium S example to consider. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1883 Seated 10C 1883
MS63 NGC
3887987020
F-113
Choice $250 New April 24! Complete 3, Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A well preserved 1883 dime that has been in the Fortin collection for decades. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and radiate a consistent frosted luster. Cartwheels are as expected at the certified grade. This lot is the F-113 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Attractively priced and a premium type coin. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1883 Seated 10C 1883
MS62 NGC
3887987017
F-110
Choice $195 New April 24! Repunched 3, Steely Frosted Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. On the 1883 F-110 die pairing, the complete 3 digit in the date exhibits traces of repunching below the lower loop and inside the upper loop. This offering as served as the F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. It is a steely-frosted piece with overlaid with crusty rose-gray skin. As is typical of Fortin reference collection lots, the strike is complete. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 10C 1887
MS63 PCGS
4910994
F-105
Choice HOLD
$265
New April 24! Misplaced 1 Digit, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1887 F-105 die pairing presents an obvious misplaced date punch. The extra flag of the 1 digit can be seen immediately to the right of the scroll end. The date is positioned high with a sharp downward slope. This misplaced date variety was first identified by Fortin during 1999. This evenly frosted example offers strong radiance consistent with the certified grade and has been employed as the variety plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 25C 1843 Seated 25C 1843
MS63 NGC
1619354009
Briggs 3-D
Choice HOLD
$1400
New April 24! Copper-Gold Patina, Partially Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck. Handling early date Mint State quarters provides access to subtle die finishes and subtle markers. This 1843 is an example with partially mirrored fields and fully struck devices. Overall coloring is a copper-gold with embedded aquamarine and rose that surfaces during bright light inspection. The rough die finish between stars and denticles is noted via 10x review. An unlisted die line connects the left facing wing to the upper olive branch. A few scattered contact marks in the fields account for the certified grade. An offering that is sure to please Seated quarter collectors. Housed in a pristine NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Seated 25C 1845 Seated 25C 1845
MS64+PL PCGS
47965772
Briggs 4-D
Choice $7250 New April 24! Lone Certified Proof Like Example, Sharply Mirrored Fields, Mottled Aquamarine-Blue Hues. This 1845 Briggs 4-D specimen is truly unique during GFRC's tenure and that of PCGS. This is the lone No Motto Seated quarter to gain a PCGS Proof Like certification given the sharp mirrors on both sides. The bright light visuals are truly compelling with intense reflectance and light toning. Most numismatists would assume that this lot is a proof strike until checking the Briggs encyclopedia. Reported proof strikes will be found with a repunched date per Briggs 5-E listing. Mottled aquamarine-blue hues decorate the obverse while the reverse features copper-gold at the rim. The overall strike is deeply impressed and pleasing. A careful 10x inspection revealed two stray micro-lines below the left eagle claw as the only aberration requiring mention. This is a unique lot that belongs in the most advanced Seated quarter sets under construction. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder.
Seated 25C 1845 Seated 25C 1845
MS62 PCGS
11449751
Briggs 3-C
Choice $1250 New April 24! Repunched Date, Steely Reflectance, Complete Strike, Choice Original. This 1845 Briggs 3-C lot brought a trip back to the Briggs Encyclopedia with some warranted commentary. Briggs list this variety as Large 5 over Small 5 which is incorrect if one looks carefully at the 5 digit and punch layout. Though there appears to be a shorter flag on the earlier 5 digit punch, what we are seeing is the top of the punch whereby the flag of the 5 digit is shorter than at the base. This fact becomes easily seen with a 10x and understanding of how the date punch is constructed and inverted before being punched into the working die. This new example presents steely fields and consistent reflectance on both sides. The originality is unquestionable. Under a bright light, the obverse center shifts to an orange shade with faint gray in the fields. The reverse is a more consistent light gray. Some cartwheel is seen with strong movement on the reverse. The strike is complete with fully detailed head and star center points. The reverse eagle is crisp and deeply impressed. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1871 Seated 25C 1871
MS64 NGC
6512626001
Briggs 1-A
Choice $3900 New April 24! Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Granular Frosted Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, Near Gem Original. One of my favorite lots in this late April consignment is this 1871 Briggs 4-C quarter with sports rich granular frosted luster and intense coloration. This piece is downright gorgeous example from a mintage of 118.200 pieces. Few were preserved in Mint State based on the single digit populations and infrequent auction appearances. Bright light viewing is a joy given the radiance and dancing cartwheels. Obverse coloration is primarily rose with peripheral blues at the stars and into the rim. Varying shades of copper-gold are noted on the reverse and accurately illustrated within the images. Strike is 100% complete when considering how the Type II design hubs are notorious for weak strikes. Partial wire rims are noted on both sides. A 10x inspection revealed an ancient line from start 7 through the top of head and into the cap. To the untrained eye this would appear to be a toning line but in reality is a faint line in the surface. I suspect this line is as made given how well the balance of the surfaces are preserved. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
MS63 NGC
3706317005
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2500 New April 24! Scarce Open 3, Creamy Luster, Complete Strike, Choice Overall. The 1873 No Arrows Open 3 variant is much more available that the rare Closed 3 but still scarce overall. This Briggs 1-A offering is typical of the variety with a full strike and elevated stars with distinct star centers. Frosted luster radiates under a bright light including active cartwheels. Fields are essentially unabraded with stray die clash lines noted. Spider die cracks on noted on the obverse. Overall, a solid example that has been accurately graded and certain to please at the offered price point. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.