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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Gold G$10 1910D Gold G$10 1910-D
Indian
MS62 PCGS
3365650

Choice $900 New April 6! Choice Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Lovely Orange-Gold Patina. Ex. Mark Mattox Collection. A lovely combination numismatic and bullion play that was previously part of the Mark Mattox Collection. A recent customer buy-back that is returning to the GFRC price list. Rich orange-gold patina and brilliant frosty luster are most pleasing. cartwheels dance during bright light review. The strike is a touch soft with weakness is Liberty's hair. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Gold G$10 1914D Gold G$10 1914-D
Indian
MS62 PCGS
38105662

Choice $900 New April 6! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Extensive Mint Frost, Osprey Collection. This 1914-D $10 Indian is one heck of a combination numismatic and bullion play. Surfaces are heavily textured resulting in bold frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is greenish-gold. There are sufficient field and device ticks to warrant the assigned grade. However, luster is compelling given pricing is a small premium over bullion. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Previously from the Osprey Collection and a fresh customer buy-back. Premiums for $10 and $20 U.S. gold are climbing due to a complete stop of importing from European banks.
Gold G$20 1876S Gold G$20 1876-S
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
83589493

Choice $1850 New April 6! Pleasing Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Greenish-Gold Coloring. Ex. Mark Mattox Collection. The twenty-dollar gold piece is a substantial item - the coins feel heavier in hand, and weight of gold is compelling. This piece has even greenish- gold color with remaining luster evident in protected areas. A touch of copper graces the tip of Liberty's head piece, and the only noteworthy mark is a short line on Liberty's cheek. The strike is a bit weak on Liberty's curls, but the originality factor is strong and the value of the gold is undeniable. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date) with CAC approval. A fresh customer buy-back and returning to the price list. Listed at CDN CAC price guide and below PCGS price guide values.
Gold G$20 1884CC Gold G$20 1884-CC
Liberty
AU58 NGC
5710204011

Choice $4200 New April 6! Compelling Carson City Type Candidate, Frosty Luster, Rose-Green Gold Coloring. Collecting Carson City $20 double eagle gold is a challenging pursuit due to low mintages and few survivors being choice. The 1884-CC is one of the more available dates from a mintage of 81,139. This date is ideal for type as affordable in circulated grades. The AU58 grade level is the optimum price point as pricing is fairly flat in all AU grades but quickly escalates in Mint State. GFRC is proud to be offering a pleasing example with old time rose-green gold coloring and original frosty luster. Fields are lightly abraded but better than most seen. Overall eye appeal should garner the attention of selective collectors. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
38669512
F-101
Choice $900 New April 4! Heavily Rusted Obverse, Near-Gem Original, Lightly Toned. A spectacular example of the 1876-CC F-101 die pairing with excessively rusted obverse and cracked reverse. With it's hammered strike, this near-gem specimen displays all obverse diagnostics including every minute rust pit, center die bulging, and rim cuds throughout the extreme periphery. Reverse die cracks are immediately evident under a 10x loupe. Faint speckled rose-gold coloring is seen at the obverse legend and date. A wonderful offering for the die variety specialist. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and add to The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors as the new F-101 web-book plate coin.
Gold G$10 1881 Gold G$10 1881
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS67+
NGC
4627252005

Gem $3695 New April 3! Exceptional Type 3 Indian Princess, Incredible Frosty Luster and Cartwheels, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. An exceptional 1881 Type 3 $1 Indian Princess from a tiny mintage of 7,620. I swear this little superb gem had just fallen off the minting press! Mint bloom is frosty with lightly mirrored fields. Swirling this piece under a light source results in a center reflective "halo" around the 'Princess" which is subsequently surrounded by faint rose gold out to the rims. This visual effect is captured within the GFRC images. Fully struck and 100% unabraded as would be expected for the assigned grade level. If I could live a second life, having a shot at collecting beautiful early U.S. gold would be a priority. Housed in new NGC large font holder with CAC approval. Another superb offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1901S Gold G$10 1901-S
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
36610474

Choice $1550 New April 3! Near-Gem, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, CAC Approval. Green-gold surfaces offer some serious frosty luster with accompanying cartwheels. This 1901 San Francico strike is the perfect type candidate with gem level luster while a (+) grade value. Faint obverse field chatter hold back the new grade level on a technical basis. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1912 Gold G$2.5 1912
Indian
MS64+
NGC
5742411014

Gem $2825 New April 3! Satiny Luster, Near-Gem Surfaces, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A phenomenally preserved 1912 Indian $2.5 quarter eagle that would be ideal for a Mint State type set. Satiny luster is thoroughly satisfying during bright light review. The combination of boldly impressed devices and essentially mark free surfaces lead to serious eye appeal. A small amount of reverse field chatter are the upper right obverse is consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Yet another quality type gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1813 Gold G$5 1813
Capped Bust
AU50
PCGS
38501284

Choice HOLD
$9975
New April 3! First Year Design Issue, Superb Type Candidate, Copper-Green Gold Surfaces, Complete Strike, Osprey Collection. Big, bold and impressive was my initial reaction to this 1813 Capped Bust $5 half eagle upon initial inspection. 1813 brought the new Capped Bust design to United States gold coinage. First year mintage totaled 95,428 with a reasonable survival rate for present day collectors. This survivor offers a robust strike along with natural copper-green patina. Fields and devices are completely unabraded. A rim bump below the 8 date punch provides a tracking characteristic. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A special new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1900S Gold G$5 1900-S
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
5742357006

Gem $1695 New April 3! Gem Eye Appeal, Exceptional Value Price Point, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Orange-Rose Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I'm in love with this 1900 San Francisco struck $5 half eagle. There are coins that cross the GFRC desk that scream "slow down and enjoy my visual beauty". This 1900-S keeps talking to me with its brilliant frosty luster, swirling cartwheels, and orange-rose gold coloring. The mintage of half eagles was limited to 329,000 coins at San Francisco in 1900. Few gems are known with PCGS population report indicating eight at the MS65/65+ grade level with five better to MS69. Pricing jumps dramatically into the five figures at the MS65 threshold. GFRC presents an MS64+ value for a tiny fraction of full gem retail. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1907 Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS65+
NGC
5742418004

Gem $2450 New April 3! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Shimmering Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Wicked Good Eye Appeal!. Second to last year of design issue with a mintage of only 626,100. This 1907 $5 half eagle offers brilliant frosty luster, greenish-gold coloring, and essentially unabraded surfaces. Faint and struck through planchet roller marks at the lower bust hold this piece back from a full MS66 grade assigned. Luster is consistent with the higher grade level as is overall eye appeal. Strike is boldly impressed with high relief stars and reverse devices. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909D Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS64
NGC
5742420011

Choice $1900 New April 3! Dirty Orange-Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Satiny Luster, CAC Approval. If natural copper-gold Indian gold is your cup of tea, I've got a candidate for you. Dirty orange-gold coloring is uniform throughout both sides of this 1909-D Indian half eagle. Natural satiny luster is as expected for the grade level. Of course, the CAC green bean validate strict originality. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1916S Gold G$5 1916-S
Indian
MS63
PCGS OGH
4882888

Choice $4675 New April 3! Scarce Mint State Grade, Dirty Orange-Gold Patina, Rich Satiny Luster, Osprey Collection. Rich satiny luster and dirty orange-gold are the highlights of this superb 1916-S half eagle offering from the Osprey Collection. This piece is from the final year of San Francisco mint $5 gold production and sports a mintage of 240,000. A small hoard of approximately 200 pieces in MS-63 or lower grades pieces surfaced in years past fueling most of those available for present collectors. I'm most impressed by the rich orange-gold coloring and dirty "skin" that covers both sides. The satiny luster is exactly as expected for crusty surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. A wonderful Osprey Collection offering.
Seated 50C 1842O Seated 50C 1842-O
Small Date, Rev 1839
EF45
PCGS
38941287

Choice HOLD
$5500
New April 3! Rare Small Date Grade, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Peripheral Golden Highlights, CAC Approval. A scarce and important Red Book variety that is always in demand by Seated half collectors. PCGS population is seven in EF45 but most of these are not "choice". CAC has approved a single EF45 example (this offering) along with a single specimen at the AU53 and AU55 grades. Collectors who desire choice original examples must compete for the few circulated examples that survive. This well preserved survivor features attractive gun metal gray patina with peripheral gold highlights. A bit of steely mint luster remains. There are no marks or other distractions of significance for the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 10C 1837
VF30 PCGS
81123377
TOP #2
F-103a
Choice $400 New April 1! Small Date, Crusty Original, Bold Strike, Conservatively Graded, Top 100 Varieties. A crusty original 1837 Small Date F-103a example with horizontal reverse die crack. Surfaces are covered by a thick crusty gray skin that screams originality. Strike is bold and pleasing. A choice example that fits nicely into a Top 100 Varieties collection. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Small Date designation on label. No CAC attempt, but one is warranted.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Type 2 Obverse
PR64 PCGS
9892286
F-101
Choice $800 New April 1! Lower Proof Mintage Date, Brilliant Reflective Mirrors. Hammered Strike, Untoned, Golden Harvest Collection. 1861 proof strikes are only found with the Type 2 obverse design. The Type 2 F-101 die pairing can be easily diagnosed by a blob type die defect on the right upright of DI(M)E. Though 1861 proof mintage is reported at 1,000 pieces, there is general consensus that many went unreleased and were melted. GFRC is pleased to be presenting a near-gem survivor. Heavily mirrored fields generated brilliant reflective luster. Fields are unabraded and free of hairlines. This is important when the fields are untoned mirrors. There are few random lint marks that validate this offerings proof origin. Held by the Golden Harvest Collection for over fifteen years and time for divestment. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 10C 1877-CC
MS63 NGC Fatty
125704001
F-108
Choice $1650 New April 1! 1877/6-CC, Bold Overdate, Fully Struck, Natural Gray Patina, Very Choice, NGC Gen 3.0 Fatty Holder!. Wow! What an exceptional example of the 1877/6-CC overdate. A fully choice specimen with old time gray-rose patina over steely fields. Since being Mint States and lacking wear, a 10x loupe inspection of the flag of the second 7 digit clearly shows the earlier top loop of the 6 digit. Beyond the overdate, the F-108 obverse die features a repunched date and large diagonal die scratch in the lower shield. Strike is 100% complete with boldly impressed devices on both sides. Fairly graded and housed in Gen 3.0 NGC Fatty holder with brown outlined label. If you've always wished for an example of the 1877/6-CC overdate with complete diagnostics, this is your opporunity. Recently consignment from an old time collection and never submitted to CAC. Definitely worth the pricing premium.
Seated 25C 1849O Seated 25C 1849-O
VF20 PCGS
25245182
Briggs 1-A
Choice $3250 New April 1! Series New Orleans Key Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Golden Harvest Collection. The mintage for 1849 New Orleans strikes is unrecorded with Briggs estimating a mintage of 16,000 pieces. Few example ever reach the marketplace. However, GFRC customers have been lucky to have access to a steady flow of this date due to collector divestment. The Golden Harvest Collection is back with an important VF20 duplicate for your consideration after recently purchasing an upgrade. Natural surfaces are choice and unabraded. The assigned grade is quite conservative given the elevated obverse scroll and available device details. Uniform gray patina covers both side with some lighter shades on the lower reverse. A strictly original offering that will fill that key date hole in your Liberty Seated quarter collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1850 Seated 25C 1850
EF40 PCGS
24864968
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$450
New April 1! Misplaced 1 on Rim, Crusty Gray Patina. Choice Surfaces, Residual Steely Luster, Golden Harvest Collection. 1850 Philadelphia strikes are scarce and recognized as a better date in the Seated quarter series. The Briggs 1-A die pairing brings additional importance due to an extra 1 digit on the rim that is included in the Top 25 Varieties set. Mintage is only 190,800 with the possibility that a portion of the mintage was melted as part of the silver bullion arbitrage playing out until an 1853 planchet silver weight reduction. The Golden Harvest Collection is back with a crusty original gray toned survivor with choice surfaces and hints of residual steely luster. Eye appeal is consistent with the expertation of strict originality fans. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Seated 25C 1868 Seated 25C 1868
MS61 ANACS
4734039
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1750
New April 1! Underrated Date, Mirrored Fields, Bold Reflective Luster, Light Rose- Gold Patina, Conservatively Graded, Golden Harvest Collection. 1868 strikes are a challenging Philadelphia date with mintage of only 29,400. A limited number of survivors are known at the AU and Mint States grade levels. GFRC is most pleased to be offering a fully original Mint State example with partial mirrored surfaces. Bright light inspection exposes mirrors on both side along with sharp reflective luster. Coloring is a light rose-gold. Strike is complete and pleasing. Heavy die polish lines are noted on the reverse. Overall, a most pleasing 1868 example that belong in an advanced Seated quarter collection. Please don't let the ANACS yellow label holder hold you back from a purchase. This offering is definitely choice at the assigned grade.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 50C 1859
MS61 NGC
4655539003

Choice $800 New April 1! Near-Gem, Golden-Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Old Time Eye Appeal, Golden Harvest Collection. Old time eye appeal is readily apparent on this near-gem 1859 Seated half. Both sides are covered with a golden-gray skin plus a peripheral blue arc in the lower obverse. Frosty luster is pleasing during bright light inspection. A near-gem quality rating captures the strict originality, choice surfaces, and attractive eye appeal at the assigned grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder. A great duplicate offering from the Golden Harvest Collection.
Seated 50C 1872S Seated 50C 1872-S
AU50 NGC
3864855002

Original HOLD
$500
New April 1! Challenging San Francisco Date, Steely Luster, Fully Struck, Golden Harvest Collection. A challenging San Francisco date to locate at the AU grade level. This Golden Harvest duplicate offers steely gray surfaces with an overlaid layer of golden toning. Strike is complete on both side. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$10 1883S Gold G$10 1883-S
Liberty
MS63 PCGS
38411068

Choice $7750 New March 31! Low Mintage, Rare Grade, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Green-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. 1883 San Francisco $10 eagle gold is an underappreciated scarcity with a mintage of just 38,000 pieces. This Osprey Collection offering is a high-end Mint State example that is exceeded in grade only by the spectacular MS66 example from the Harry W. Bass, Jr. collection. Brilliant cartwheel luster bring about a fun viewing experience along with lime-green and orange toning, and an intricate strike. Field abrasions are consistent with the assigned grade. One of eight certified at PCGS at MS63 level and housed in Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$20 1896S Gold G$20 1896-S
Liberty
MS64+ PCGS
38411066

Choice $4450 New March 31! Near-Gem, Sparkling Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Green-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. Dan White is back with a hand selected near-gem 1896-S $20 double eagle. Dan always has an eye for brilliant luster and strict originality. This example offers both. Frosty luster is brilliant and sparkling with swirling cartwheels. In Maine, we would call it wicked good! $20 Liberty fields are alway subject to abrasions which are to a minimum. During bright light inspection, both sides are nearly unabraded with faint chatter on the lower right obverse holding this piece from full gem certification. Coloring is original green-gold. Housed in Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1852 Seated 10C 1852
MS62
PCGS
37847803
F-119
Gem HOLD
$800
New March 31! F-119 Die Variety Discovery Piece, Reverse Cud, Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Heavy Peripheral Die Erosion, Undergraded. An extremely special GFRC offering of a currently unique F-119 die pairing for the 1852 date. Both dies are found in late die states with damage. The obverse is from the F-114 die pairing with date punched furthest left. The die crack from Liberty's lower leg to denticles below star 1 also extends left into the gown folds above the pendant. Peripheral obverse die erosion is acute between stars, the date and denticles. The reverse sports a substantial die crack at (UNI)TED. This cud appears to be in an early die state on the F-116 reverse. A no question gem with frosty luster and unabraded surfaces. Pitting between the stars and dentciles is due to die rust or metal spalling. Earlier die state examples will be necessary for a more comprehensive confirmation. But do they exists? Was this die pairing an accident at the Philadelphia mint? There are many questions to be asked and answered for this newly discovered die variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1898 Gold G$10 1898
Liberty
MS64+ PCGS
38618936

Choice $2250 New March 30! Enticing Satiny Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Classic Orange-Gold Coloring. This 1898 is essentially a gem and properly certified with MS64+ grade designation. Luster is just fantastic and borders between satiny and frosty texture. During bright light inspection, unabraded fields provide for superior eye appeal. Coloring is natural orange-gold. A wonderful new GFRC offering that is sure to please the most selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$10 1906 Gold G$10 1906
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
81608791

Choice $1400 New March 30! Classic Green-Gold Coloring, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Frosty Luster, Complete Strike. A thoroughly pleasing 1906 Philadelphia $10 eagle strike that is sure to please. Frosty luster drips off of both sides during bright light inspection. Dancing cartwheels are most pleasing as is the complete strike. Overall, a well balance offering for type or date set. CAC approval provides testament to the above average visual characteristics. Purchased at the 2020 Atlanta ANA show and finally reaching the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909D Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS63
PCGS
38642934

Choice $1075 New March 30! Rich Orange-Gold Coloring, Full Strike, Satiny Luster, CAC Approval. Smooth satiny luster coupled with a complete strike make this 1909 Denver struck $5 Indian half eagle a compelling purchase. Surfaces are toned a rich orange-gold as is typical for the date. CAC approval rewards the strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A 2020 Atlanta ANA new purchase that is finally reaching the price list.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
Union Issue
AU50 raw
W-1
R-6
Cleaned New Price
$395
New March 30! Price Reduction December 9, 2019. Union Administration, W-1 Die Pairing, Brilliant Surfaces, Cleaned, Typical Strike, R6 Rarity. . The W-1 die pairing produced the initial Union Administration strikes during January 1861. The following month, mint authority transferred to the State of Louisiana. Though the total Union mintage is estimated to be 330,00 by Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert, Union strikes are rarities in today's market. This offering is one of the few handled by GFRC. There is a lack of published research that explains the difficulty in locating Union strikes as compared to Louisiana and CSA counterparts. However, a personal conversation with a high level mint employee produced the theory that most pieces were exported to Europe during early 1861 for Confederate States weapons purchases. This example has bold AU details, a sharp scroll, and reverse eagle feathers. Strike is typical with weakness at the gown line and eagle legs and claws. This piece has seen a mechanics cleaning with faint hairlines throughout the obverse and reverse. Regardless, the eye appeal remains decent. Since Union strikes are so difficult to locate and under strong collector demand, this example would be an ideal filler in a complete 1861-O die variety set.
3Cent Nickel 3C 1887 3Cent Nickel 3C 1887
EF45 PCGS
19261809

Choice $550 New March 29! Key Date, Low Circulation Strike Mintage, Natural Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Poor Man's Collection. The 1887 3 Cent Nickel date has the fourth lowest mintage of the series with only 5000 pieces struck. This date is scarce in all grades. When considering acquiring this date, collectors should pay attention to candidates with natural toning, choice surfaces, and accurate to conservative TPG grading. This choice example is from the Poor Man's Collection and a bit of a odd duck. It was consigned along with his stellar circulated Liberty Seated halves. The same attention to detail for building the Seated half dollar collection was applied to selecting this 1887 3 cent piece. Surfaces are pristine and covered with thick natural patina. Strike is well executed, especially on the reverse with well defined verticals in the denomination. Bright light inspection exposes residual luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 5C 1832
EF45 PCGS
18668158
LM-3
Original $165 New March 29! Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Near-Choice Original, Poor Man's Collection. Crusty original are the operative words for this near-choice 1832 LM-3 capped bust dime. The thick patina is muting potential underlying luster. Strong strike and unabraded surfaces. A divestment from the Poor Man's Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Fairly priced for a quick sale.
Seated 10C 1858 Seated 10C 1858
AU58 PCGS
29809469
F-110
Choice $235 New March 29! Lightly Mirrored Fields, Golden Patina, Heavy Reverse Die Polish Lines. Twin Lakes Collection. A choice 1858 F-110 offering that offers attractive peripheral toning along with lightly mirrored fields. The reverse is particularly intesting with long vertical die polish lines that are unavoidable during 10x loupe inspection. Strike weakness on the upper obverse is accurately illustrated within GFRC images. A pretty AU58 divestment from the Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1877CC Seated 25C 1877-CC
F12 raw

Original $75 New March 29! Natural Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Southern Texas Collection. Yet another duplicate from the Southern Texas Collection for Dansco album collectors. This 1877-CC quarter has natural gray patina and original surfaces. Just honest wear.
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 50C 1860-O
EF40 raw

Original $170 New March 29! Crusty Gray, Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Southern Texas Collection. The Southern Texas Collection is back with an original 1860-O duplicate that warrants attention. This new offering is toned with a uniform crusty gray patina. Fields are free of any abrasions. Obverse strike is a tad weak along with a fully toned over line from star 5 to Liberty's breasts. A fairly priced offering for a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album project.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917 Standing Liberty 25C 1917
Type 2
AU55
PCGS
38006994

Choice HOLD
$170
New March 28! Type 2 Dies, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Peripheral Gold, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A charming 1917 Philadelphia strike from the Type design hubs. Surface emit brilliant frosty luster without distractions. A thin peripheral gold arc frames the mostly untoned centers. Choice surfaces has some light rub. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917S Standing Liberty 25C 1917-S
Type 1
AU55
PCGS
38006179

Choice HOLD
$320
New March 28! Type 1 Dies, Satiny Luster, Peripheral Gold, Accurately Graded, Twin Lakes Collection. A pleasing Type 1 San Francisco strike that features uniform satiny luster and active cartwheels. The untoned centers are nicely framed by a think peripheral gold ring. The Type 1 design hub resulted in more consistent strike than Type 2 design. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide. A pretty offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Standing Liberty 25C 1918 Standing Liberty 25C 1918
AU58 PCGS
20730337

Choice HOLD
$185
New March 28! Full Head, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Untoned, Faint Rub, Twin Lakes Collection. No question full head strike. However, the full head is not designated on the PCGS holder. Brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels originate from mostly untoned surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with just a touch of rub. A splendid offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Standing Liberty 25C 1918D Standing Liberty 25C 1918-D
MS62 PCGS
38006998

Original HOLD
$280
New March 28! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, Near Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. A very well struck 1918 Denver strike that is so close to Full Head designation. Head details are 95% complete include the ear hole. All shield borders and rivets are completely defined. Brilliant frosty luster and shimmering cartwheels are most pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another strong offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Standing Liberty 25C 1918D Standing Liberty 25C 1918-D
AU55
PCGS
19749873

Choice HOLD
$225
New March 28! Popular Denver Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Rich Frosty Luster, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. GFRC images accurately captures the steely light gray surfaces with a hint of embedded gold. Frosty luster results from granular mint frosty that covers fields and devices. A choice example with unabraded surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Yet another great offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Standing Liberty 25C 1918S Standing Liberty 25C 1918-S
AU55
PCGS
26301969

Choice HOLD
$145
New March 28! Scarce Date, Steely Gray Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. The 1918-S date is scarce in circulated grades with strike quality being the ongoing collection challenge. This lovely Twin Lakes Collection offerings sports steely gray coloring and frosty surfaces. Under a light source, mottled burnt gold coloring is revealed. The burnt gold coloring is accurately captured within GFRC images. A marvelously original example at a fair offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1919 Standing Liberty 25C 1919
MS62 PCGS
38007000

Choice HOLD
$185
New March 28! Bold Strike, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. If the GFRC images don't convince you to scoop up this attractive 1919 Standing Liberty quarter, then how about a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This Twin Lakes Collection offering is very well balanced. Strike is deeply impressed with nearly a full head. Satiny luster shimmers under a light source. Surfaces are entirely unabraded with light mottled rose-gold coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Standing Liberty 25C 1919D Standing Liberty 25C 1919-D
AU55
PCGS
50029851

Choice HOLD
$1200
New March 28! Challenging Denver Date, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Light Rub, CAC Approval. Twin Lakes Collection. A little-saved Denver branch mint issue. This Twin Lakes Collection offering brings brilliant frosty luster and well preserved surfaces. The date punch is bold with only strike incompleteness on Liberty's head and two shield rivets near the waist. Essentially untoned with a hint of speckled ebony on the obverse. Ample mint frost and unabraded fields add to the overall eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1919S Standing Liberty 25C 1919-S
AU55
PCGS
38006181

Choice $1150 New March 28! Challenging San Francisco Date, Bright Satiny Luster, Speckled Peripheral Gold, CAC Approval. Twin Lakes Collection. Satiny luster flows across smooth, unabraded fields and reasonably well-struck devices on this challenging 1919-S Standing Liberty quarter. The date punch is complete and partially rounded. Rub is limited to the high points including upper leg and on the lower shield rivets. A choice specimen that is pleasing for the grade, with excellent eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Yet another important offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Standing Liberty 25C 1920D Standing Liberty 25C 1920-D
AU55
PCGS
20416526

Choice HOLD
$395
New March 28! Better Denver Date, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Super Eye Appeal, Twin Lakes Collection. Handling this Twin Lakes' 1920 Denver strike has been a real pleasure. This near-gem has it all. Let' start with brilliant frosty luster and light steely gray surfaces at first glance. A closer inspection reveals a light gold skin on the obverse. Cartwheels are vibrant and pleasing. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed little if and rub. A huge die crack connects the top of the date digits. Overall eye appeal is impressive and properly rewarded by a CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1920S Standing Liberty 25C 1920-S
AU55
PCGS
21251035

Choice $260 New March 28! Old Time Greenish-Gray Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Old time originality is on full display with this 1920-S quarter. Satiny luster results from marginally eroded dies and resulting metal flow lines. Coloring is a greenish-gray that is accurately captured by GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.. Yet another AU55 CAC offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Standing Liberty 25C 1921 Standing Liberty 25C 1921
AU55
PCGS
38006184

Choice HOLD
$1200
New March 28! Semi-Key Date, Satiny Luster, Pleasing Golden Coloring, Super Choice, Twin Lakes Collection. A wonderful 1921 Philadelphia strike with satiny luster and light golden toning that is a familiar sight for this date. The shield lines and rivets are fully defined. Liberty's temple and the 1 digt in the date show the usual weakness. Both dies are worn with metal flow lines in the fields. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Another important Twin Lakes Collection offering.
Standing Liberty 25C 1923S Standing Liberty 25C 1923-S
AU55
PCGS
38006185

Choice $2300 New March 28! Key Date, Soft Satiny Luster, Light Rub, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A Standing Liberty quarter series key date and important offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. This scarce and desirable key date is one of just four dates in the series with a three-figure value in the G-4 column of the Red Book, and among those four are the rare 1916 and 1918/7-S issues. A truly remarkable example that becomes more elusive the farther up the grading scale one searches. Both sides exhibit soft satiny luster with moderate cartwheels. Fields and devices are entirely unabraded. Faint gold coloring has been amplified by GFRC photography. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1924 Standing Liberty 25C 1924
AU55
PCGS
81182317

Choice $155 New March 28! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Untoned, Twin Lakes Collection. Eye catching frosty luster is the primary highlight of this CAC approved 1924 Standing Liberty quarter. Lots of eye appeal at a fair offer price from the Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1924D Standing Liberty 25C 1924-D
AU55
PCGS
24414656

Choice $285 New March 28! Wonderful Near-Gem, Granular Frosty Luster, Old Time Originality, Twin Lakes Collection. A near-gem original 1924 Denver strike that will please the most selective collector. Granular mint frost covers both sides. Light rub is limited to the highest wear points; those area are toned over to natural coloring of surrounding fields. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1924S Standing Liberty 25C 1924-S
AU55
PCGS
20646245

Choice HOLD
$350
New March 28! Old Time Granular Frosty Luster, Conservative Grading, Near Full Head, Twin Lakes Collection. Another near-gem Twin Lakes Collection offering and essentially a twin to the 1924-D. Old time granular mint frosty is consistent on both sides. I could easily see this 1924-S quarter residing in an AU58 holder as rub is minimal. Liberty's head is close to full head designation though the lower shield rivets are missing. I would suggest that the 1924-D and 1924-S be purchased as a pair. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1925 Standing Liberty 25C 1925
AU55
PCGS
21259070

Choice HOLD
$100
New March 28! Creamy Satiny Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. A common Philadelphia date but so well preserved and worthy of CAC approval. Satiny luster abounds from textured surfaces. The result is a light gold "creamy" appearance to the luster. Surfaces are entirely choice and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1926 Standing Liberty 25C 1926
MS62 PCGS
38007006

Choice HOLD
$137
New March 28! Brilliant Satiny Luster, Superb Eye Appeal, Choice Unabraded Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. An eye catching 1926 strike with bold "high relief" appearance. Satiny luster is consistent on both sides. Mottled grayish-brown surface coloring is not as pronounced as seen on the GFRC images. Another noteworthy offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Standing Liberty 25C 1926D Standing Liberty 25C 1926-D
AU55
PCGS
38007008

Choice HOLD
$160
New March 28! Creamy Satiny Luster, Faint Gray Skin, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A well preserved 1926 Denver strike from the Twin Lakes Collection. Creamy satiny luster graces both sides. A faint gray skin validates the strict originality. Surfaces are unabraded and choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1927S Standing Liberty 25C 1927-S
AU55
PCGS
18695055

Choice HOLD
$3400
New March 28! Key San Francisco Issue, Lustrous Frosty Cartwheels, Faint Rub, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. 1927 San Francisco strikes are one of the stoppers in a Mint State Standing Liberty quarter collection. The date has the lowest mintage of any Type 2 Standing Liberty quarter. It is only second lowest to the very rare 1916 date. Current Mint State pricing pushes many collectors to seek a more affordable option; attractive AU coins. This choice original AU example, displays substantial frosty luster swirling cartwheels. Light rub is evident on the shield, breast, and Liberty's leg. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A key date offering from the Twin Lakes Collection that warrants serious consideration. Please note the date takes a 50% price jump from AU55 CAC to AU58 CAC.
Standing Liberty 25C 1928 Standing Liberty 25C 1928
AU55
PCGS
38007010

Choice HOLD
$110
New March 28! Satiny Surfaces, Subtle Rose-Gray Coloring, Well Preserved, Twin Lakes Collection. A wonderful 1928 Philadelphia strike with satiny luster and subtle rose-gray coloring. Surfaces are choice and well preserved. Housed iin PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1928D Standing Liberty 25C 1928-D
AU55
PCGS
38007016

Choice HOLD
$110
New March 28! Rich Satiny Luster, Speckled Verdigris, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Awesome originality is at hand for this 1928 Denver strike. Luster is somewhere between satiny and frosty with considerable brilliance. Essentially a gem if not for one contact mark on the upper leg. Yet another strong offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1929 Standing Liberty 25C 1929
AU55
PCGS
21797538

Gem HOLD
$115
New March 28! Gem Original, Brilliant Steely Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Twin Lakes Collection. A gem 1929 Philadelphia strike that is perfectly balanced. One immediately notes the brilliant steely luster and bold strike, though not to full head designation. Surfaces a completely unabraded and so pleasing. Could easily be an AU58. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004-2005) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1929S Standing Liberty 25C 1929-S
AU55
PCGS
24399498

Gem HOLD
$125
New March 28! Rich Frosty Luster, Mottled Ebony-Rose Toning, Heavy Die Polish Lines, Conservatively Graded, Twin Lakes Collection. A lucious gem that needs only a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Frosty luster is eye catching. Reverse fields are covered with die finishing lines. Mottled ebony-rose patina is a testament to the strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1930 Standing Liberty 25C 1930
AU55
PCGS
18773663

Choice HOLD
$105
New March 28! Near-Gem Eye Appeal, Wonderful Satiny Mint Bloom, Light Rub, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Satiny mint bloom is most pleasing on this choice 1930 Philadelphia strike. A near-gem that was worthy of the CAC green bean. Conservative grading as housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1930S Standing Liberty 25C 1930-S
MS62 PCGS
38007022

Choice $150 New March 28! Brilliant White Frosty Luster, Peripheral Speckled Gold, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. Huge frosty mint bloom is the highlight of this choice 1930 San Francisco strike. Surfaces are mostly untoned other than peripheral speckled gold, especially on the reverse. Surfaces are unabraded and choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$2.5 1878 Gold G$2.5 1878
Liberty
MS64 PCGS
84316940

Choice $565 New March 27! Sparkling Frosty Luster, Glistening Cartwheels, Fully Struck, Accurately Grade. Consignor Buyout - Reduced Price. Frosty luster and glistening cartwheels are that of a higher grade. This lovely 1878 $2.5 quarter eagle offers coloring that borders between green and orange gold. I'm having a difficult time being definitive on a single color. Strike is big and bold. The lower reverse rims has marks that suggests a net grading to the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$20 1852 Gold G$20 1852
Liberty
AU53
NGC
3750540005

Choice HOLD
$2350
New March 27! Early Type 1 Date, Perfect for Type, Frosty Granular Luster, Active Cartwheels, Eye Appeal. If building a United States gold type set, Type 1 $20 double eagles always present a quality and pricing challenge. GFRC is pleased to offer a choice original 1852 strike with substantial luster and eye appeal. Frosty luster that is a bit granular, as struck, is so pleasing during bright light viewing. Coloring is a light orange-gold and consistent with those produced for the date. The AU53 grade level plus CAC green bean bring notable balance between overall quality and price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view along with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1907 Gold G$20 1907
St Gaudens
MS63 PCGS OGH
4287242

Gem $2150 New March 27! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Orange-Gold Patina, Fully Struck. A gem original 1907 St. Gaudens $20 gold piece with huge eye appeal! Purchased at the Atlanta ANA show and ready to post to the price list after the recent increases in spot gold pricing. My first inclination was to save this one in my private box of 20 gold box as so pretty. Light orange-gold luster sparkles while being brilliant. Shimmering cartwheels tickle the eyes under any reasonable light source. Surfaces are minimally abraded for the assigned grade. Eye appeal is of a higher grade with grading in the old PCGS green holder being most conservative. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder.
Gold G$5 1893S Gold G$5 1893-S
Liberty
MS63 PCGS
50230542

Choice $600 New March 27! Near-Gem at Grade, Frosty Luster, Orange-Green Gold Coloring, Substantial Eye Appeal, Oakdale Collection. The Oakdale Collection is back with a gorgeous 1893 San Francisco struck $5 half eagle. Both sides offer combination orange-green gold coloring and considerable frosty luster. Cartwheels are most active during bright light review. Strike is complete along with thin granular mint frost in the fields and devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder. More than fairly priced for overall quality.
Morgan $1 1878CC Morgan $1 1878-CC
MS65 PCGS
38398295

Gem New Price
$950
New March 27! First Year Carson City Strike, Thick Frosty Luster, Silver Gray Coloring.. A first year Morgan dollar Carson City issue that is well preserved and gem original. Bright light review reveals thick frosty luster and swirling cartwheels that result from micro granular mint frost spread across the fields and devices. This piece is essentially unabraded with no cheek marks other than a few faint roller lines as made. Coloring is a a faint silver gray and consistent with a Morgan dollar that has naturally aged without being dipped. Sure a quick dip would enchance the luster, but that would be a pity! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. This lovely 1878-CC is for fans of strict originality.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
AU58
PCGS
26653560
F-111a
Choice $725 New March 27! Cracked Obverse #3, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Luster, Light Gray-Gold Gold Patina, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Cracked Obverse #3 is the second most challenging of the three 1838 obverse dies with bisecting die cracks. In this case, the die crack originates at Star 7 and proceeds through Liberty's left shoulder, across her body and left leg and finally exits below her foot to the rim. Star 13 is strongly repunched. The reverse is in a later die state and shows a die crack starting at the rim above STA(T)ES, through ST(AT)ES and terminating within the upper left wreath. The offered example is a duplicate from the Twin Lakes collection. Accurately graded at the AU58 level with satiny luster and light gray-gold patina on both sides. Surfaces are choice and heavily frosted. The bisecting obverse die crack is well formed along with a second die crack through the 1 digit in the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A ideal offering for the Liberty Seated dime die variety specialist.
Seated 5C 1855 Seated 5C 1855
With Arrows
AU58
PCGS OGH
3295297

Choice $195 New March 27! Better With Arrows Date, Crusty Patina, Satiny Luster, Complete Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. Whether it is Seated half dime or dimes, the 1855 With Arrows date is always more difficult to locate than earlier 1853 and 1854 counterparts. Twin Lakes is back with a CAC approved duplicate that is housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder. This choice example was struck from eroded and clashed dies. Strike is complete though the obverse date area has "orange peel" background texture due to die erosion. Bright light inspection reveals considerable satiny luster.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 50C 1841-O
EF45 PCGS
20647409
WB-1
Choice $450 New March 25! Large O, Near-Gem at Grade, Steely Luster, Gray-Gold Patina, Poor Man's Collection. A near-gem example of 1841-O WB-1 with cracked reverse die. This piece is essentially perfect at the assigned EF45 grade level. Surfaces are 100% original with granular mint frost surrounding all devices. A gray patina includes embedded gold at the peripheries. Bright light inspection exposes steely reflective fields as the darker gray skin just melts away. Reverse die cracks are consistent with the Bugert reference. This Poor Man's Collection offering is well above average to the many seen at the EF45 grade level. The buyer will be absolutely pleased with the purchase; I guarantee it! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Medium Date
EF40 PCGS
30443211
WB-13
Choice $250 New March 25! Medium Repunched Date, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Poor Man's Collection. WB-13, WB-106. Repunched Medium Date. A crusty 1842 WB-13 Seated half with crusty gray surfaces that are so typical of the Poor Man's Collection. An early die state example with bold repunching of the 8 digits and no reverse die cracks. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Tall Date
VF35 PCGS
28397018
WB-16
Choice $425 New March 25! Tall Date, Crusty Original, Early Die State, Poor Man's Collection. This boldly struck WB-16 Tall Date 1846 Seated half is yet another perfectly original specimen from the Poor Man's Collection. I'm so impressed with this collector's persistence in locating choice crusty gray examples that are entirely unabraded. No die cracks are seen due to early die state dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with Tall Date listed on label.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 50C 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU50 PCGS
27149954

Original $600 New March 25! Arrows & Rays Type, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Near-Choice Original, Poor Man's Collection. If in the market for a completely unmolested 1853 Arrows & Rays Seated half, the Poor Man's Collection comes to the rescue. This example is the crustiest 1853 half that I've seen in my years as a coin dealer. Patina is thick and gray. Bright light inspection reveals some faint steely luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 50C 1854-O
EF40
PCGS
28205597
WB-36
Choice $225 New March 25! Choice Original, Light Gray Toning, Residual Steely Luster, Poor Man's Collection. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this perfectly original 1854-O WB-36 half. This offering is yet another choice Poor Man's Collection example with natural surfaces and no abrasions. GFRC images accurately capture coloring and strike. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 50C 1855-O
EF45 PCGS
33231719

Choice $285 New March 25! With Arrows, Steely Fields, Crusty Gray Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Poor Man's Collection. A perfectly original 1855-O Seated half that typifies the Poor Man's Collection efforts to acquire only superior circulated examples. On this half, natural gray patina covers steely fields. Surfaces are entirely unabraded and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1857O Seated 50C 1857-O
EF45 PCGS
30933897
WB-7
Choice HOLD
$350
New March 25! Low Mintage Date, Choice Steely Fields, Medium Gray Toning, Poor Man's Collection. Mintage of only 818,000 with six obverse dies paired with three reverse dies during 1857. This New Orleans date becomes challenging in AU or better and is underrated at those grade levels. The Poor Man's Collection offers yet another choice original Seated half with natural gray toning and unabraded surfaces. Under a light source, there is residual steely luster that is pleasing. Strike is complete and nicely rounding overall eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1859O Seated 50C 1859-O
EF45
PCGS
28885062

Gem HOLD
$225
New March 25! Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Mirrored Fields, Poor Man's Collection. This 1859 New Orleans strike is one of the Poor Man's Collection highlights. I love the well balanced eye appeal and unabraded light gray surfaces. GFRC images accurately this coin's beauty and quality. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 50C 1860-O
EF45
PCGS
26394218

Choice $240 New March 25! Antique Golden-Gray Surfaces, Residual Frosty Luster, So Choice, CAC Approval, Poor Man's Collection. A well preserved 1860 New Orleans strike that offers choice surfaces that is reflective of the Poor Man's Collection. This lovely half is covered with a uniform layer of golden-gray patina. I see lots of residual frosty luster during bright light inspection. Strike is complete. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this one!
Seated 50C 1869 Seated 50C 1869
EF45
PCGS
26529655

Choice HOLD
$325
New March 25! Near-Gem, Superb Eye Appeal, JUST BUY IT NOW, Poor Man's Collection. A wicked nice 1869 Seated half that is an immediately JUST BUY IT NOW. Please have a close look at the GFRC high resolution images to catch my point…. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1870 Seated 50C 1870
VF35 PCGS
30998723

Choice $200 New March 25! Steely Fields, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Choice Surfaces, Poor Man's Collection. Yet another Poor Man's Collection offering with choice surfaces. This 1870 Philadelphia strike still remains a portion of its steely luster during bright light inspection. This was a surprise at the grade level. Toning is attractive gin metal gray-blue. Overall eye appeal is well above average. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1871CC Seated 50C 1871-CC
VF25 PCGS
10789569
WB-5
R5
Original $2350 New March 25! Key Carson City Date, Near-Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Poor Man's Collection. One of the four traditionally challenging Liberty Seated half dollar Carson City dates with a mintage of 153,940. The 1871 Carson City date is one of the scarest and most popular in the Seated half dollar series. This date is scarce at grade levels above VG and becomes very rare in AU. GFRC clients are fortunate that the Poor Man's Collection has released this near choice example with crusty gray surfaces. Accurately graded with a few ancient stray lines of no consequence. A die variety check revealed this offering to be WB-5 with R5 rarity rating per Bugert. Heavy strike doubling is seen on STATES. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. If in the market for a choice 1871-CC half, please give this offering special consideration.
Seated 50C 1873 Seated 50C 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
VF35 PCGS
26400045

Choice $285 New March 25! No Arrows, Closed 3, Super Choice for Grade, Crusty Gray Patina, Poor Man's Collection. I'm most impressed with the surface and color consistency of the Poor Man's Collection. This naturally toned 1873 No Arrow Closed 3 is yet another offering with crusty patina and unabraded surfaces. A near-gem at the assigned grade that should be promptly purchased. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1873CC Seated 50C 1873-CC
No Arrows
VG10
PCGS
24068702
WB-1
R3
Choice $1100 New March 25! No Arrows, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Well Worn Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Poor Man's Collection. The 1873-CC No Arrows half dollar is missing in most collections and is consistently popular. Mintage is 122,500 but conditions in the early America Wild West resulted in few choice survivors. This choice example manage to survive years in circulation without being mishandled. A thick crusty gray patina covers unabraded surfaces. CAC approval in all grades is 30 pieces; few to go around to the many collectors of the Liberty Seated half dollar series. The Poor Man's Collection is divesting a top quality example that should be immediately purchases. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder wiith CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1874 Seated 50C 1874
With Arrows
EF45
PCGS
30908771

Choice HOLD
$385
New March 25! With Arrows, Classic Steely Grey Eye Appeal, Choice Surfaces, Poor Man's Collection. The Poor Man's Collection Seated half dollar offerings come to a close with this magnificent 1874 dated example. Classic steely gray fields are enticing, especially when viewed under a light source. Coloring shifts to light rose over moderately mirrored surfaces. An unabraded example that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1939 Seated 50C 1939
AU53
PCGS
25312262

Choice $775 New March 25! With Drapery Type Coin, Choice Original, Light Olive/Gray, Lustrous, Consertive Grading, Poor Man's Collection. A half year type coin during 1839 as mintage included both No Drapery and With Drapery master hub designs. This With Drapery example is fully choice and would easily compliment an advanced collection. Surfaces are covered with transparent uniform olive gray patina. Viewing this piece under a light source activates plenty of remaining luster and a reverse cartwheel effect. Frankly, I believe this 1839 half is conservatively graded from a wear perspective. Strike is a tad weak at the gown line and breasts along with lower left eagle leg on the reverse. The assigned AU53 grade probably comprehends this weakness. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder and about as original as one could ever expect. CAC approval is definitely warranted.
Barber 10C 1910 Barber 10C 1910
AU58
PCGS
37895525

Gem $125 New March 24! Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, Satiny Luster, A Touch of Rub, Twin Lakes Collection. A "Wow" coin at the assigned grade level. I see very faint rub on the cheek otherwise this piece is full MS63. A no question gem at a fair price. GFRC images accurately capture the toning; now just mentally add in the satiny luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1908D Barber 25C 1908-D
AU58
PCGS
27231496

Choice HOLD
$325
New March 24! Ex. Labelman87 Collection, Lustrous Surfaces, CAC Approval, Twins Lake Collection. Ex. Labelman Collection and back on the market for another lucky GFRC customer. As written by Len Augsburger during the Labelman Collection sale, "Lustrous fields are the hallmark of this pleasing, CAC-approved example. Mint bloom radiates from largely blemish-free surfaces, while light "crust" frames most of the stars and legends, especially so on the reverse. As is typical for Barber quarters at the AU58 level, slight rub is evident in Liberty's cheek and cap, and at the truncation of the bust. This is a common date, but quality is elusive, with only six pieces certified by CAC at the assigned grade level." Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Barber 25C 1908O Barber 25C 1908-O
AU58
PCGS
26333422

Gem HOLD
$395
New March 24! Gem Eye Appeal, Pastel Rose, Gold and Aquamarine, Frosty Cartwheels, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A marvelous gem 1908 New Orleans strike that will please the most selective Barber coinage collectors. GFRC first handled this gem offering back in 2016 where is sold for $465. Details can be found in the Sales Archive. What a surprise when this piece returned as part of a Twin Lakes Collection consignment. A no question gem with pastel shades covering both sides that nicely decorate frosty luster. Rose, gold and aquamarine colors are intermixed on the obverse while the reverse has a mottled burnt gold appearance. Strike is complete while surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 holder (2011-2013) with CAC approval. Priced below the 2016 sales record.
Barber 25C 1911S Barber 25C 1911-S
AU58
PCGS
38189050

Choice HOLD
$475
New March 24! Better AU58 Date, Mottled Olive-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Complete Srike, Twin Lakes Collection. The 1911-S date sports a mintage of slightly under one million pieces. Given the heavy circulation of small denomination coinage during the Great Depression, few survived choice. PCGS has only certified nineteen examples at the AU58 grade level. That is s a miniscule fraction of the mintage. The Twin Lakes Collection is back with choice original example that has CAC approval. This specimen is 100% original with mottled or speckled olive-gold patina on the obverse and creamy light gold on the reverse. Reverse luster is particularly strong with vibrant cartwheels. Strike is complete with entirely unabraded surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Late sold by Heritage for $480.
Barber 25C 1915S Barber 25C 1915-S
AU58
PCGS
25194933

Choice HOLD
$325
New March 24! Brilliant Steely Luster, Vibrant Cartwheel Action, Faint Peripheral Gold, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. This is a slightly better-date San Francisco piece, not as scarce as the 1914-S but still more desirable than a common date example. Steely luster is absolutely brilliant during bright light inspection. Cartwheel action is rather intense. A mostly untoned example with hints of peripheral gold. A choice offering from the Twin Lakes Collection with unabraded surfaces and complete strike. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1904 Gold G$20 1904
Liberty
MS62 PCGS OGH
9814234

Choice $1785 New March 24! Semi PL, Crisp Reflective Luster, Rich Orange-Gold Patina. Another handpicked $20 double eagle being released from my gold box. Surfaces are moderatly mirrored and emit crisp reflective luster under a light source. Field abrasions are minimal for the grade and always amplified by mirrored surfaces. Coloring is a rich orange-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder.
Gold G$20 1908 Gold G$20 1908
St Gaudens
AU58 PCGS
04047043
No Motto
Choice $1785 New March 24! No Motto, Choice Surfaces, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Old PCGS Holder. A hand picked 1908 No Motto that has been comfortably resting in my gold box. With elevated $20 double eagle sales due to COVID-19, the time has arrived to bring this one to the price list. An absolutely choice example for the grade. Sparkling frosty luster and orange-gold coloring are pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$20 1923 Gold G$20 1923
St Gaudens
MS62 NGC
683033017

Choice $1785 New March 24! Rich Rose-Gold Coloring, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Loads of Eye Appeal. Yet another handpicked $20 double eagle from my gold box. It is important to keep the GFRC gold price list loaded with great offerings. This 1923 Saint brings considerable charm with its rich rose-gold coloring and brilliant frosty luster. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$20 1927 Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS63 NGC
5843701007

Choice HOLD
$1750
New March 24! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Accurately Graded. A quality 1927 Philadelphia struck St. Gaudens featuring lots of brilliant frosty luster coupled with orange-gold coloring. Accurate graded and housed in new NGC large font holder.
Gold G$20 1927 Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS62 NGC
4760481005

Original $1785 New March 24! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Lighter Orange-Gold Coloring, Accurately Graded. A quality 1927 Philadelphia struck St. Gaudens featuring brilliant frosty luster and lighter orange-gold coloring. Accurate graded and housed in new NGC large font holder.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
AU58
PCGS
29863528
W-4
R2
Choice HOLD
$1050
New March 24! Louisiana Administration, W-4 Die Pairing, Thick Crusty Olive-Gold Patina, CAC Approved, Twin Lakes Collection. The W-4 die pairing struck the second lot of Louisiana Administration Seated halves at the New Orleans mint during February 1861. The W-4 die pairing results from a fresh Obverse 2 paired with the same reverse die used for W-3 strikes. The reverse die develops die cracks at the legend with those at ST(ATES) being the W-4 diagnostic along with obverse date position and weakness at Liberty's foot. The offered example is significant among those extant; a choice original specimen covered with thick crusty olive-gold patina. The PCGS certified AU58 grade accurately reflect preservation state with faint rub at the lower leg. Bright light inspection is an absolute joy as the fields are mirrored and offer reflective luster. The crusty patina simple melts away to expose light gray centers and orange-gold peripheries. Strike is better than average for a the W-4 die pairing with complete reverse devices and only star 8 lacking connect centrils. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
AU50
PCGS
27514044
F-113
Choice $300 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Reverse Die Flaw, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original example of the 1838 F-113 die variety with bold reverse die flaw between ONE and DIME and struck from eroded dies. Surfaces are choice and covered with a uniform gun metal gray/blue patina. Under bright light, the patina becomes transparent and exposes pretty blue fields and a light rose main device while the reverse becomes mostly deep rose. No blemishes whatsoever were found during a careful 10x loupe inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 10C 1840-O
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
24166648
TOP #16
F-106a
R5
Choice $450 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Medium O, Top 100 Varieties #16, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Toning, Conservatively Graded. 1840 New Orleans strikes are challenging in original EF or better grades. Three mintmark sizes are available with the F-106 variety resulting from a single Medium O reverse die. This pairing can be located in early (F-106) through late die states (F-106a). Late die states will have a long vertical die crack from STAT(E)S towards the N in ONE. The late die state is listed in the Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties set. This offering, features natural light gray surfaces and completed diagnostics. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with speciality D.L. Hansen holder and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 10C 1842-O
AU55
PCGS
15571451
F-105
R3
Gem HOLD
$1850
New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Ex. Pittman, Gem Original, Well Above Average Eye Appeal, Fully Struck. Ex. Pittman Collection and an important pedigree to consider when evaluating this gem 1842 New Orleans dime. Locating 1842, 1843 and 1845 New Orleans struck dimes in choice AU or better is very changing to improbable. New Orleans mint coinage circulated heavily in the southern states and few survived choice. On a rare occasion that a gem example arrives to market, then a pedigree is typically the reason for the superior preservation state. This 1842-O F-105 example is simply magnificent and so well balanced. Surfaces are strictly original with semi transparent gun metal gray patina on the obverse and bullseye gold and blue toning rings that nicely frame a rose-gray center. Under bright light, the residual luster is readily apparent and exposes all rainbow colors. Strike is complete with rounded stars and complete veins on the reverse wreath leaves. This piece is also blemish free and simply wholesome for the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CAC approval validates strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading. A superb offering that belongs in a subsequent advanced collection. The new owner will be pleased!
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 10C 1845
AU55
PCGS
30694453
F-104
Choice $350 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Lapped Repunched Date Dies, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Accurately Graded. The 1845 F-104 plate coin for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-104 die variety captures late die state dies after being lapped and removing repunching on the 45 digits. This example is choice original with crusty gray-olive patina and no blemishes whatsoever. Held in the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collectio since the late 1990s and back on the GFRC price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1848 Seated 10C 1848
AU58
NGC
2037622097
F-101
Choice $485 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green/Eric P. Newman. Mintage of 451,500 with survivals being limited at the upper grade levels. This near-Mint example features attractive toning on both sides. Toning includes combination of sky-blue, copper, champagne, and red intermixed hues. A well struck F-101 example with no marks worthy of individual mention. Housed in the original EPN brown label holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
13676415
F-115
Choice $185 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! With Arrows Type, Classic Gray-Gold Coloring, Typical Strike. Perfect With Arrows type coin for a mid circulated grade types set. CAC approval validates the strict original and accurate grading. Surfaces are covered lovely gray-gold skin on both sides. Strike is typical with blemish free fields and devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU58 NGC
2037628013
F-120a
R5
Original $285 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Ex. Newman, Thick Old Paper Envelope Toning, Shattered Reverse. Important Eric P Newman collection offering and F-120a late die state with shattered reverse die. Surfaces are strictly original with the classic "Col." E.H.R. Green old paper envelope toning. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurately. Housed in original NGC "Col" E.H.R. Green/Eric P Newman brown label holder.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 10C 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670

Gem $625 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Ex. Woodlands Collection, Gem Original, Satiny Aquamarine Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. A gem 1887 Philadelphia Seated dime that offers satiny cartwheel luster. Obverse is covered with a layer of transparent aquamarine patina that adds faint golden hues when view under bright light. The reverse is similar with the golden coloring being more dominant at the rims. Strike is 100% complete with bold obverse devices and complete head details. Reverse strike is fully impressed including the pesky upper left wheat grains that are a chronic issue for With Legend dimes. Let's discuss the recent provenance; first consigned by the Birmingham Collection during late 2014 and acquired by the Woodlands Collection. Then sold from the Woodlands Collection into the Tenafly Collection, Now back on the market and should receive strong consideration. It will take patience and effort to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 10C 1888
MS66
PCGS
25688726
F-116
Gem $1150 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Gem Original, Pastel Aquamarine and Gold Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck. Ex. Woodlands Collection. What an exceptional 1888 dime! Bold frosty luster accentuates the nearly transparent patina. Eye appeal is high whether viewing in hand or swirling under bright light. In hand coloring is a combination of light pastel colors including aquamarine and gold shades. Add a light source and the fun kicks in. The frosty cartwheel luster is activated with the coloring becoming much more vivid. This piece is fully struck with well defined head details and wheat grains in the upper left wreath. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A superb specimen that belong in another advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1889S Seated 10C 1889-S
AU58
NGC
3086443003
TOP #89
F-102
Choice $365 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Medium S Reverse, Repunched 1, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina . The 1889-S F-102 die variety features a medium S date punch. Only one medium S reverse is known for 1889 San Francisco strikes. There is a minor repunching above the flag of the 1 digit along with a spur on the right foot of AME(R)ICA. The F-102 reverse is in a late die state. Details in the denticles and wreath are very weak with significant amounts of die erosion in the field areas. GFRC offers a gorgeous F-102 example with lightly mirrored fields and reflective obverse luster during bright light viewing. The reverse was struck from a frosty die as compared to the obverse. A natural light gray-gold skin covers both sides. Housed in older NGC with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A true value given the AU58 grade level.
Seated 25C 1847O Seated 25C 1847-O
F15 raw

Original $350 New March 23! Scarce Date, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Southern Texas Collection. The 1847 New Orleans date has a mintage of 368,000 pieces but survival rates are terribly low. Original survivors are few and far between. The Southern Texas Collection is offering an original raw example that is ideal for a bookshelf circulated date and mintmark set. Both sides feature an even darker gray "skin" that is a testament to the coin's originality. Fairly graded as this New Orleans date comes weakly struck.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
S/Horizontal S
VF20 raw

Original $130 New March 23! S/Horizontal S, Old Album Aquamarine-Blue, Top 25 Varieties, Southern Texas Collection. A popular Top 25 Seated quarter die variety and listed in the PCGS Price Guide. This Southern Texas Collection duplicate features old album aquamarine and blue toning. The horizontal S is bold under 10x loupe. Fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 25C 1890
VG10 raw

Original $130 New March 23! Popular Low Mintage Philadelphia Strike, Original Crusty Gray Surfaces, Southern Texas Collection. Low mintage of 80,000 makes this late Philadelphia consistently popular with collectors. The Southern Texas Collection is offering a well circulated crusty original example that is scarce at the level while being most affordable for a Dansco album. Images accurately capture the surfaces.
Barber 10C 1894 Barber 10C 1894
MS64
PCGS
38811753

Choice $675 New March 22! Near Gem-Original, Great Type Coin Candidate, Satiny Cartwheels, CAC Approval. Jackie Gleason's "How sweet it is" immediately comes to mind when viewing this near-gem 1894 Barber dime. Shimmering satiny cartwheels are mesmerizing during bright light inspection. Strike is fully executed with high rims. Semi-transparent golden-gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse is sports center rose with peripheral blues. Essential a gem with a well disguised obverse line that holds the piece back from the MS65 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1871 Seated 10C 1871
MS62
NGC
5742957007
F-102a
Choice $450 New March 22! Circulation Strike From Proof Dies, Lavendar-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. 1871 CAC approved Seated dimes are not often seen. The GFRC Sales Archive list a lone MS63 plus a few at the AU grade level. I could not pass up this choice original specimen for inventory. Struck from dies previous employed for proof strikes. Rich frosty luster is evident on both sides though a bit muted by the thick patina. A lavender-gray skin covers the obverse while the reverse is toned a deep aquamarine-gold. A die crack below the reverse ribbon bow is the key marker for the F-102a die variety. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 25C 1856-O
VF30 raw

Original $130 New March 22! Better New Orleans Date, Light Gray Surfaces, Well Preserved, Southern Texas Collection. A quality offering that features uniform light gray patina that is consistent on both sides. Surfaces are entirely unabraded and pleasing for a raw VF30.
Seated 25C 1869S Seated 25C 1869-S
VF35 PCGS
84309640

Choice $900 New March 22! Scarce Date Especially Choice, Uniform Thick Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. At GFRC, we've handled a fair number of 1869-S quarters with most being in the F-VF grade range. Once approaching the EF grade level, availability drops off quickly. The Saw Mill Run Collection is back with a choice original specimen that also happens to be the rarer early die state with no signs of the well known obverse radial die cracks. A natural medium gray patina covers both sides. A survivor from a meager 76,000 mintage that has been well preserved. As additional information, 1869-S strikes are one of the most difficult dates for securing CAC approval. The die finish on the lone set of circulation strike dies is atypical; closer to mirrored rather than steely or frosty as most quarters come. As a result, when this date is inspection to Liberty Seated quarter visual standards, it is often not approved though the piece may be fully choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. From the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 25C 1890
MS64
PCGS
21066772

Choice $1375 New March 22! Popular Low Mintage Date, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, CAC Approval. A near-gem original 1890 quarter that would nicely upgrade many Liberty Seated quarters sets presently being assembled. This piece screams originality with its micro-granular mint frost and flashy cartwheels. Strike if fully executed with high relief stars and complete hair details. Reverse details are a function of the weakly hubbed die and not strike. Faint rose and gold coloring is nicely showcased by GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1850 Seated 50C 1850
AU58
NGC
3441643001
WB-4
Choice $2600 New March 22! Scarce Philadelphia Date, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. Exceptional eye appeal is on full display with this semi-key date 1850 Seated half. A no question challenging date in the Liberty Seated half dollar series due to significant melting prior to the reduction of silver planchet weight during 1853. Given the profit potential of silver arbitrage from larger denomination silver U.S. coins, many issues from 1850 through 1852 were exported and melted leaving few choice survivors for modern day collectors. We are fortunate that this near-gem survived. Lightly mirrored fields offer sharp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Mottled center rose and peripheral blues are the primary toning colors. Strike is fully executed on both sides. The WB-4 obverse is rusted throughout the Liberty device which adds further charm. It is recognized that the asking price is strong, however I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this piece might be the finest on the planet. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 50C 1855-O
EF40 raw

Original HOLD
$170
New March 22! Pleasing Circulated Cameo Effects, Medium Gray Surfaces, Southern Texas Collection. An attractive 1855 New Orleans strike with classic gray fields and reasonable circulated cameo eye appeal. Ideal for a Whitman or Dansco bookshelf album collection. A quality Southern Texas Collection duplicate at a fair offer price.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
AU58 raw

Market Acceptable $300 New March 22! Reflective White Luster, Sharp Cartwheels, Dipped, Southern Texas Collection. Fans of brilliant reflective luster while enjoy this flashy 1858-O Seated half. Obviously dipped at some point but still retaining light mirrored fields.
Seated 50C 1877 Seated 50C 1877
EF45 raw

Original $170 New March 22! Appealing 1877 Philadelphia Strike, Classic Gray Toning, Southern Texas Collection. An solid 1877 candidate for a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album collection. Surfaces are toned a classic gray though the surfaces have ancient hairlines that are nearly toned over. Strike is well executed. Eye appeal is that of a choice piece.
Seated 50C 1883 Seated 50C 1883
EF45 raw

Choice $800 New March 22! Low Mintage Date, Choice Surface, Natural Gray Eye Appeal, Steely Fields, Fairly Graded, Southern Texas Collection. The 1883 Seated half dollar date sports a tiny mintage of 8,000 pieces. This well preserved survivor is no question choice with steely gray fields and ample reflective luster. Clearly an above average offering in terms of overall strike and eye appeal that most collectors strive to locate. A super example that warrants serious consideration.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 5C 1837
No Stars, Large Date
AU58 PCGS
37110924
V-1
Choice $500 New March 22! Large Date, Triple Punched Date, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces. An eye appealing 1837 half dime with brilliant frosty luster and light gold obverse patina. The reverse is mostly untoned with subtle peripheral gold. Strike is completely executed on both sides. The Large Date punch is same as used for Capped Bust half dimes and labeled as a "Fancy 8". The V-1 die variety is easily diagnosed by a triple punched date including two additional bottom loops of the 8 digit. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and worthy of special consideration.
Seated 5C 1858O Seated 5C 1858-O
MS64
PCGS
36103430

Gem $700 New March 22! PQ Colors! Ideal Type Candidate, Pastel Rainbow Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. Few words are needed to describe this gem 1858-O half dime. Brilliant frosty luster amplifies the gorgeous toning into a stellar viewing experinece. Swirling cartwheels tickle the eyes. If wishing to own some show n' tell eye candy, why don't you JUST BUY IT NOW. I did when adding to inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 50C 1838
EF45
PCGS
38781047

Choice HOLD
$335
New March 21! Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. My favorite Capped Bust half dollar design has to be the Reeded Edge, a early Christian Gobrecht engraving per the traditional William Kneass Capped Bust design. The design is both elegant and powerful. This 1838 example was added to GFRC inventory for its natural eye appeal and strictly original surfaces. A coin of this quality will always be under demand, especially with a CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1847 Seated 25C 1847
AU53 PCGS
22104031
J-102
Original $525 New March 21! Doubled Die Reverse, Briggs Plate Coin, Mirrored Fields, Original Surfaces, Saw Mill Run Collection. The Saw Mill Run Seated quarter collection contains many surprises. Not only is the consignor an avid collector, he is a leading research of the series. This 1847 J-102 double die reverse die pairing just happens to be the Briggs’ plate coin and a rare die marriage. Bright light review exposes fairly sharp obverse mirrors that radiate crisp reflective luster while reverse fields have a frosty component. Untoned centers are surrounded by thin gold arc at the rims. Obverse strike is big and old while the reverse is typical of the die. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 25C 1861
AU50 PCGS
38076672

Choice HOLD
$225
New March 21! Near-Gem Eye Appeal, Aquamarine-Gold and Rose Colorings, Saw Mill Run Collection. The Saw Mill Collection is back with a thoroughly pleasing 1861 Type II/II quarter duplicates that needs an immediate new home. The new owner will be rewarded with years of bright light viewing pleasure. Aquamarine transitions to gold at the obverse while the reverse is toned a uniform light rose with a thin peripheral blue arc. Residual frosty luster is substantial at the assigned grade level. Strike is complete and adds to the overall eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. You really can't go wrong with this offering at the asking price.
Seated 25C 1868S Seated 25C 1868-S
VF20 PCGS
34990071

Original $600 New March 21! Challenging San Francsco Date, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Toning, Saw Mill Run Collection . The 1868-S is one of those underrated and challenging dates in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage is a low 96,000 with most seeing considerable time in West Coast commerce. Most of the low-mintage San Francisco quarters were struck from a single die pair, and the 1868-S issue is no exception. Curiously, the reverse die used for the 1866, 1867, and 1869 San Francisco quarters was not used in this year. Light gray toning covers both sides of this example, with some slightly darker shades at the peripheries. Both sides are free of abrasions or rims bumps. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A quality duplicate from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1871 Seated 25C 1871
AU55 PCGS
27210726

Choice $550 New March 21! Scarce Philadelphia Date, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Complete Strike, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A crusty original Philadelphia strike with limited mintage of 118,200 pieces. Unabraded surfaces and toning uniformity easily warranted a Choice quality rating. Bright light inspection revealed orange-gold throughout the reverse due to thinner patina than obverse. Believe me, this offering is ideal for those who want there silver type to be crusty gray. Obverse is well struck with all stars having connected centrils other than the pesky star 8. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. A quality duplicate from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Barber 25C 1914D Barber 25C 1914-D
MS63
NGC Fatty
221236004

Gem HOLD
$425
New March 19! Superb Eye Appeal, JUST BUY IT NOW. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Capped Bust 5C 1831 Capped Bust 5C 1831
AU53 PCGS
38192529
LM-5
Gem $275 New March 19! Gem Original, Gen Metal Gray-Blue Obverse, Lighter Toned Reverse. A conservatively graded 1831 LM-5 Capped Bust half dimes offering that warrants a gem original quality rating. Classic gun metal gray-blue patina highlights steely fields that are unabraded. Reverse coloring is lighter gray with embedded rose appearing during bright light review. Strike is wicked good on both sides. A most pleasing half dime that warranted a higher grade on the PCGS label. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 10C 1837
No Stars, Small Date
AU55
PCGS
38378765
F-104
Choice HOLD
$1100
New March 19! Small Date, Attractive Frosty Luster, Near-Gem Original, CAC Approval. A superb 1837 F-104 Small Date offering that will definitely be a prize for type set collectors. A near-gem at assigned grade with consistently frosty luster on both sides. Peripheral gold nicely frames the brilliant centers. Device wear is minimal along with unabraded surfaces. Reverse die clashing is consistent with F-104 diagnostics in the Seated dime web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this little prize!
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 10C 1837
No Stars, Small Date
VF35
PCGS
24396553
F-105
Choice $475 New March 19! Small Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Ideal Type Candidate, CAC Approval. Light gray toning decorates this partially circulated 1837 F-103 Seated dime. Surfaces are unabraded with traces of old verdigris as a testament to strict originality. The 1837 No Stars has been consistently popular as a type coin since the inception of type set collecting. This offering would fit nicely into a circulated type set and/or a regular date and mintmark set. Overall eye appeal is most pleasing at the grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 10C 1856
VF30 raw
F-107
Original $70 New March 19! Misplaced Digits Below Pendant, Scarce R4+ Rarity, Original Gray Surfaces. A very scarce 1856 Small Date die variety with multiple misplaced digits in the base. The bottoms of extra 856 digits are visible up in the base just below the pendant. These extra digits are difficult to identify on circulated specimens. However, the date punch is positioned the furthest right of any 1856 obverse die as an additional diagnostic. This raw VF30 example offers natural gray surfaces and 10x loupe access to bold misplaced digits. An excellent F-107 example at an attractive price.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 25C 1890
VF35
PCGS
38189094

Choice $375 New March 19! Popular Low Mintage Date, Natural Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1890 Philadelphia strikes are one of the most popular Seated quarter dates at GFRC. This date has a limited mintage of 80,000 and and difficult to keep choice examples in stock. We are fortunate that the Saw Mill Run Collection is releasing this near-gem with natural gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded with above average eye appeal for fans of strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1840(O) Seated 50C 1840-(O)
AU53 NGC
3001275006
WB-4
Choice $3950 New March 19! Rare New Orleans Medium Letters Reverse, No Mintmark, Early Die State, Choice Original Surfaces.. A special high grade offering of the 1840(O) design type for the advanced collector. The 1840(O) die pairing is necessary for both date/mintmark and type sets resulting in significant demand. The ongoing challenge is locating a choice original specimen as many are well worn or have been molested. GFRC is excited to be offering a mid grade AU example with natural gun metal gray patina and steely fields. Fairly early die state dies have imparted a steely finish to the fields. Bright light inspection reveals reflective luster and some embedded gold. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe. The 1840-(O) MED LETTERS is accurately captured on the NGC label. Potential buyers will be asking if this piece has been to CAC as this is common question on a coin of this status and price. I don't know the coin's history but it is safe to assume that it has been submitted given the old holder. I believe this piece would CAC if in a fresh AU50 holder as current grading is not conservative enough. This is the nicest 1840(O) that I've handled; by far.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
Louisiana Issue
VF35 PCGS
33674149
W-4
Original $175 New March 19! Louisiana Administration Strike, W-4 Die Pairing, Original Light Gold Surfaces, Typical W-4 Strike, Wisconsin Collection. A fairly graded W-4 Louisiana strike with reasonable diagnostics. A light gold patina is apparent during bright light inspection. In hand viewing adds olives shades to the coloring as captured by the GFRC images. Interestingly, the intersection of the left facing wing with the eagle's body shown considerable die polishing. Don't confused this diagnostic for a Union W-1. The Union W-1 must have a bold date along with the reverse die polishing. Housed In PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1873CC Seated 50C 1873-CC
With Arrows
EF45
PCGS
11946612
WB-4
R4
Choice HOLD
$3300
New March 19! Scarce Carson City With Arrows Date, Thick Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, CAC Approval. Crusty is the operative word for this important 1873-CC With Arrows offering. Both sides are covered with the same natural gray-olive skin with steely fields peeking through the obverse patina. Reverse toning is especially thick. Strike is completely executed. Let's remember that this offering is a Carson city issue with mintage of only 214,560. Nearly all entered circulation and are found today with one issue or another. Not this example. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1842 Seated 5C 1842
AU58
PCGS
21684672

Choice $295 New March 19! Superb Eye Appeal, Rich Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. A superb 1842 Seated half dime for those assembling AU58 CAC type or date/mintmark sets. Brilliant frosty luster and a complete strike combine for a pleasing viewing experience. Light pastel aquamarine and rose decorate the obverse while faint rose can be seen on the reverse. Rub on the highest wear points is minimal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1855O Seated 5C 1855-O
AU53
PCGS
38192460

Choice $425 New March 19! With Arrows Type, Scarce Date, Near-Gem, Brownish Gold Patina, CAC Approval . I'll let you in on a well kept secret… The 1855-O Seated half dime is very underrated, especially with CAC approval. Total CAC population is ALL grades is a scant sixteen pieces with price guide values being understated. GFRC is pleased to be offering a strictly original AU53 example that is CAC Pop 1 for the grade. This near-gem has two "faces". In hand viewing showcases a consistent brownish-gold coloring that has crusty characteristics. That all changes with a bright light as coloring transitions to pretty center rose and peripheral blues arising from partially mirrored fields. Reflective luster enhances the bright light coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1862 Seated 5C 1862
MS67
PCGS
25259973

Gem $1700 New March 19! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original Surfaces, Mirrored Fields, Heavily Clashed Dies, CAC Approval. An exceptional 1862 Seated half dime that is a type coin candidate for a top registry set. This offering is a case study of the optimum balance between strict originality, hammered strike, and superb eye appeal. Let's start with originality. Fields are sharply mirrored while the primary devices are covered with granular mint frost. Reflective luster is brilliant and consistent with many proofs of this denomination. However, this piece is unquestionably a circulation strike due to pronounced die clashing on both sides. Fields are heavily striated from excessive die polishing. Strike is absolutely hammered with deep clash marks on the obverse and to a lessor extent on the reverse. Light rose and peripheral blues decorate the surfaces. As expected at this grade level, fields are entirely unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
MS65 PCGS
34403821

Gem $1050 New March 18! Gem Original, Gorgeous Aquamarine-Gold Satiny Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Fully Struck, Saw Mill Run Collection. A lovely gem original 1877 San Francisco strike that offers gorgeous natural toning and vibrant cartwheel luster. Aquamarine-gold coloring is satisfying and melts away, during bright light viewing, to expose yellow, rose and light green shades. Strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils and a full head. Intricate mint frost is pervasive throughout the fields and devices. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A wonderful duplicate offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that should garner attention.
Seated 10C 1866 Seated 10C 1866
EF40 raw
F-101
Original $1500 New March 17! Original Crusty Olive Gray, Under Construction Collection. The 1866 Philadelphia date has a tiny mintage of 8000 circulation strikes and 725 proofs. Most surviving examples are found in Mint State grades due to East Coast collectors preserving a portion of the output. In circulated grades, this date is a four figure coin due to constant demand by date and mintmark collectors needing to fill the Civil War year holes in their sets. This 1866 offering, from the Under Construction Collection, is absolute original and so well preserved. Thick crusty gray patina covers both sides. Strike is that from circulation strike dies with partial wire rim and weakness at the bow knot. An ancient rim bump can be seen on the obverse at 12:30; it is completely toned over. This is a raw offering that would be ideal for a Dansco or Whitman album collection. There is no need to crack out of a holder and feel guilty doing it!
Seated 10C 1868S Seated 10C 1868-S
VF35 PCGS
18540829
F-101
Original $350 New March 17! Very Late Die State, Golden-Gray Toning, Under Construction Collection. A single die pair was used to strike all 260,000 1868-S produced. As a result, survivors will be found in a wide range of die states. This new example, from the Under Construction Collection, is most likely the latest die state example seen. Heavy die erosion and metal flow lines are effacing the date, rock and lower shield. The metal flow lines are distinct between the vertical shield lines. The reverse die is in even worst condition! Much of the denticles are gone. Overall coloring is a golden-gray. Strike is decent considering how badly the dies are worn. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 10C 1869-S
AU53 NGC
2363134005
F-102
Original HOLD
$375
New March 17! Early Die State, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Golden Coloring, Under Construction Collection. I'm always finding something new to learn when working with new Liberty Seated dime consignments. Case in point is this 1869-S offering from the Under Construction Collection.. This piece is housed in old NGC AU holder with standard ring insert. Surfaces are lightly mirrored and indicative of being struck with early die state dies. The legend lettering also has well defined squared edges. Bright light viewing exposes reflective golden luster which is atypical for the date. A cool offering for the passionate Liberty Seated dime die variety collector.
Seated 10C 1881 Seated 10C 1881
MS64 NGC
1934148008
F-101a
Choice $875 New March 17! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Lovely Frosty Luster, Near-Gem Original, Under Construction Collection. 1881 Philadelphia strikes amounted to only 24,000 pieces. This date is more difficult to locate than its 1879 and 1880 counterparts all grades. It is very scarce to rare in circulated grades with Greer/Fortin both agreeing that Mint State example are an R5 rarity. The Under Construction Collection is releasing a wicked nice near-gem that warrants consideration. This is a super frosty example with vibrant cartwheels. Both sides are toned a faint creamy gold with darker peripheral shades. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing. Overall, a well balanced frosty example of a challenging date in MInt State. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1891S Seated 10C 1891-S
MS62 PCGS
27820544
F-118
Choice $235 New March 17! Small S, Tons of Eye Appeal, Sharp Frosty Luster, Under Construction Collection. A most attractive 1891-S F-118 Seated dime with frosty luster. Obverse toning is uniform copper-rose while the reverse offers strong rose shades with gorgeous peripheral blues. Heavy mint frost surrounds all motifs leading to active cartwheels. At first glance, one would expect a higher assigned grade as luster is sharp. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed faint micro-hairlines between the denomination and ribbon bows that could explain the MS62 grade. Regardless, eye appeal and value are all there at a fair price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1844O Seated 25C 1844-O
EF40 PCGS
11990588

Original $450 New March 17! Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray-Rose Patina, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. When first examing this lovely 1844 New Orleans strike, my grading was EF45 or even a tad better. Then I was surprised to see that the PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with an assigned EF40 grade. Really? This is quite the conservative grade. Overall, this example is quite pleasing an well balance. Strike is deeply impressed along with original toning and blemish free surfaces. Bright light inspection reveals blue obverse fields and rose-brown on the reverse with ample remaining luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with standard ring insert. Though not CAC approved, this is an above average quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection
Seated 25C 1855O Seated 25C 1855-O
EF40 PCGS
29400204

Original $1750 New March 17! Challenging New Orleans Issue, Original Gray, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1855-O date is infrequently encountered in the marketplace due to a mintage of 176,000 and low survival rate. The 1855-O survival rate is similar to that of the 1849-O in circulated grades but priced at a fraction of the cost. PCGS population report shows only twelve combined in both EF grades. This EF40 graded survivor is fully struck for the date. All stars have connected centrils and Liberty's lower leg is fully rounded. Unfortunately, the head details are weak and so consistent with near every example seen. Reverse strike is bold with deeply impressed claws and arrow feathers. Original surfaces are toned a light gray with some dirty gold at the peripheries. There is one line in the right obverse field that requires mention. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. An important offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1869S Seated 25C 1869-S
F12 PCGS
34423936

Choice $400 New March 17! Early Die State, Traces of Obverse Die Cracks, Light Gray Coloring, Conservatively Graded, Southern Texas Collection. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation on this conservatively graded 1869-S quarter. Substantial device details remain at the assigned grade level. Surfaces are unabraded and choice. Most 1869-S quarters will be found with a long radial die crack through left stars and across Liberty's head. This piece was strike by early to mid die state dies. There are faint die cracks from the left rock to star 1 and another crack from star 6 through the head and to star 8. A most pleasing lower circulated grade offering from the Southern Texas Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
With Drapery
EF40 PCGS
14967249
F-101
Choice $725 New March 16! Challenging With Drapery Design, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Under Construction Collection. 1840 brought a design shift from the No Drapery obverse, with hand punched stars, to the With Drapery design per Robert Hughes. Few of the new design were saved resulting in the date being difficult to locate fully choice and rare in EF or better regardless of the reported mintage of 377,500. I see probably ten No Drapery examples for every With Drapery that crosses my desk though the mintage is less than three times larger (981,500 vs. 377,500). The Under Construction Collection consignor is divesting the balance of his holdings including this important PCGS EF40 example. Surfaces are covered with a crusty olive-gray skin that is 100% original. Strike is typical for the date as the Philadelphia mint saw immediate striking issues with the new With Drapery design. A choice original example that is accurately graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1846 Seated 10C 1846
VF20 PCGS
27157436
F-101
Choice $1050 New March 16! Price Reduction March 16, 2020 - Key With Stars Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Grade, Under Construction Collection. 1846 Philadelphia strikes are well recognized as being the key date for With Stars design type. Mintage is only 31,300 with most surviving examples being in lower circulated grades. This date is prohibitively rare in Mint State with two examples known. At the mid circulate grade level, this lovely VF20 has much to offer a serious collector. Surfaces are choice with no distracting blemishes. Toning is a light gray that allows the major devices to nicely contract with the surrounding fields. Strike is typical. There are a few very faint micro lines on the reverse between ONE and DIME that will appear if the coin is perfectly angled under a bright light. This is mentioned for 100% accuracy as the micro lines are not evident during in hand viewing. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. A solid 1846 example that will be heading to CAC for review if not sold by Summer FUN.
Seated 10C 1856S Seated 10C 1856-S
VF35 NGC
1707681036
F-101
Choice $1385 New March 16! Key With Stars Date, Thick Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, 100% Original, Under Construction Collection. First year of Liberty Seated dime production at the San Francisco mint with limited mintage of 70,000. Most surviving examples are seen with problems including a fair number that end up being TPG certified. This NGC VF35 certified example is perfectly original and so well preserved. Choice surfaces are uniformly covered with a thick layer of gun metal gray patina. Fields and devices are essentially unabraded with a random obverse field tick that is not worthy of mention. Strike is typical for 1856-S production with weakness on the reverse wreath leaves cited for accuracy. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Eventually, this dime should reholdered in modern edge view holder to improve the visibility. This is a choice piece that is hampered by the small insert opening in the old NGC holder. From the Under Construction Collection.
Seated 10C 1858O Seated 10C 1858-O
EF45 PCGS
28176907
F-101
Choice $245 New March 16! Tough New Orleans Date, Light Olive-Gold Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Under Construction Collection. New Orleans struck dimes during 1858 are constantly popular with collectors. Mintage is low at 290,000 with limited survival rates. This example, from the Under Construction Collection, brings another choice candidate to market. Accurately graded with olive-gold patina gracing the obverse and uniform darker olive on the reverse. Obverse has lighter overall coloring with ample residual luster. Random pieces of vedigris are seen on obverse and reverse. One obvious black piece of verdigris rests below Liberty's nose. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 10C 1862S Seated 10C 1862-S
VF25
PCGS
27157441
F-101
Choice $750 New March 16! Popular Civil War Date, Natural Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Original Overall, Under Construction Collection. This well preserved 1862-S dime is about as nice as one could expect at the assigned VF25 grade. Unabraded surfaces are toned a natural gun metal gray. Some reverse verdigris on the upper left wreath screams originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Another splendid offering from the Under Construction Collection that is accurately captured by GFRC photography.
Seated 10C 1863S Seated 10C 1863-S
VF25
PCGS
18540835
F-101
Choice $485 New March 16! Civil War San Francisco Date, Lovely Natural Gray Surfaces, Overall Choice, CAC Approval, Under Construction Collection. No much needs to be written about this choice 1863-S dime. CAC approval rewards natural gray surfaces that John Albanese loves to sticker. Strike is above average with strong residual lettering at STATES OF. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this one if building a circulated grade collection; this one is about as nice as they come for the grade.
Seated 10C 1864S Seated 10C 1864-S
EF40 PCGS
18540826
F-101
Original $550 New March 16! Price Reduction March 16, 2020 - Better San Francisco Date, Original Surfaces, Medium Gray, Typical Strike, Under Construction Collection. Though the 1864-S date is the most available among the 1861-S through 1867-S Civil War "dates", locating a quality example will take patience. When a quality set comes to market, the 1864-S date is typically well represented as nice original specimens can be had. This GFRC offered example is all there for the assigned PCGS EF40 grade. Surfaces are toned an even light gray with some golden hues under a light source. Strike is nearly complete with well defined STATES OF on the obverse; a typical problem area for some Civil War working dies. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes to discuss. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry.
Seated 10C 1865 Seated 10C 1865
EF40 NGC
2230424004
F-101a
Choice HOLD
$1750
New March 16! Rare Civil War Philadelphia Strike, Gun Metal Gray Toning, Steely Fields, Choice Original, Under Construction Collection. A most pleasing example of the limited 1865 Philadelphia strikes given the low mintage of 10,000 piece. All regular 1865 circulation strikes are from the F-101 die pair with a high date that is repunched. I have yet to see a true proof strike from this die pair. I really like this Under Construction offering for its gun metal gray coloring and steely fields. This piece is fully choice at the grade level with bold device details. Bright light inspection exposes rose hues along with reflective luster. Surfaces are unabraded too. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. I would suggest that the new owner have this dime reholdered. The new edge inserts will enhance lighting reaching the surfaces and overall eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1865S Seated 10C 1865-S
F15 PCGS
32249254
F-103
Original $425 New March 16! Difficult Civil War S-Mint, Antique Gray Patina, Near-Choice Original, Under Construction Collection. The 1865-S dime in the Under Construction Collection just happens to be the F-103 die variety, which is much scarcer than the available F-101/F-102 varieties. The F-103 obverse features a high level date and repunching above the flag of the 5 digit. This diagnostic is indeed present on this R4 rarity offering. An original example with antique gray patina on both sides. Accurately graded with surfaces that are consistent with time in circulation given the few stray marks. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 10C 1867-S
VF30
PCGS
19578419
F-101
Choice $600 New March 16! Challenging San Francisco Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Under Construction Collection. The Under Construction Collection is back on the numismatic scene with a well preserved 1867 San Francisco strike. Naturally toned surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with classic gun metal gray patina. Strike is above average for San Francisco Civil War date; all obverse legend lettering is fully defined with just a touch of weakness at Liberty Head. A thoroughly pleasing example of the date and worthy of its CAC approval. CAC has only approved twenty-three examples in all grades and three at VF30. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1868 Seated 10C 1868
EF40 PCGS
18540828
F-108
Original $145 New March 16! Difficult Philadelphia Date, Crusty Gray Shin, Original Surfaces, Under Construction Collection. A well struck 1868 Seated dime with thick crusty gray patina on both sides. The surfaces remind me of the Hungary Hoard where a full roll surfaced in Europe and was dispersed in the United States by yours truly. The roll was purchased for die variety analysis. Surfaces have the characteristic gray coloring with overlaid ebony on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. From the Under Construction Collection.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 10C 1872
Double Die Reverse
VF30 PCGS
13624472
F-105
Original $425 New March 16! Double Die Reverse, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Near-Choice Original, Under Construction Collection. This 1872 F-105 Double Due Reverse offering is unquestionably original due to thick crusty gray patina on both sides. The erroneous 180 degree second hubbing can be easily identifiedby residual design elements between DIM(E) and the right corn husk. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. The PCGS label reads DDR FS-801.
Seated 10C 1873CC Seated 10C 1873-CC
With Arrows
VG10 NGC
1872762012
F-101
Original $3200 New March 16! Price Reduction March 16, 2020 - Rare Carson City Date, Original Charcoal Gray Patina, Obverse Marks, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. The 1873 With Arrows Carson City date is always in the shadows of the series key; the 1874-CC date. Mintage for earlier 1873 strikes is a low 18,791 with most being found with problems or having restoration attempts. Few choice examples are known with most having weak strikes at the head and reverse wreath. I've assigned an original quality rating for this example given the thick charcoal gray patina that covers both obverse and reverse and believe the surfaces are unmolested. Strike is typical for the date with a weak head contrasted with raised scroll edges and all letters in Liberty being fully formed and visible. Grading is 100% accurate and fair. The obverse has two notable marks including a disturbance in the denticles below the 18 date digits and another in the right obverse field. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. An important opportunity to accurate a Seated dime key date with original surfaces at a fair price.
Seated 10C 1880 Seated 10C 1880
MS63 PCGS
2822302
F-102a
Choice $695 New March 16! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. Liberty Seated dime mintages dropped dramatically during the 1879 through 1881 timeframe. During 1880, 36,000 circulation strike were made using three obverse dies and two reverse dies. The F-102 die pair was employed from proof and circulation strikes. Though this choice original survival sports mirrored fields, it is a no question circulation strike. Microscopic granular mint frost covers the primary devices and extends into the fields. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation on this Under Construction Collection offering due to the eye appeal, hammered strike and bold reflective luster; a superb example for the grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1866S Gold G$2.5 1866-S
Liberty
VF30
PCGS
84681268

Choice $585 New March 15! Near-Gem Original, Copper-Gold Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, CAC Approval, Port Matilda Collection. Most 1866-S $2.5 survivors, from a mintage of only 38,900, will be found in lower circulated graded. This date is so underrated and rare in Mint State. The Port Matilda Collection is back with a near-gem example that should not last long. Unabraded surfaces are toned a uniform copper-gold; exactly how a worn piece of early gold should look. A most pleasing specimen that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1847 Gold G$5 1847
Liberty
AU55
PCGS OGH
2576195

Choice HOLD
$885
New March 15! Reflective Greenish-Gold Fields, Choice Surfaces, Well Preserved, CAC Approval, Port Matilda Collection. A well preserved piece of $5 Liberty gold. This 1847 Philadelphia strike offers dirty greenish-gold patina over reflective fields. Bright light viewing activates the mirrored fields. Abrasions are to a minimum leading to a Choice Original quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. In summary, a classic piece of early gold that is accurately graded in old TPG holder that should garner immediate attention. From the Port Matilda Collection.
Gold G$5 1878S Gold G$5 1878-S
Liberty
EF45
PCGS OGH
5335971

Gem $925 New March 15! Gem Original, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Reflective Luster, Undergraded, Port Matilda Collection. It is difficult to believe that a PCGS grader saw this 1878-S $5 half eagle as having EF level wear. Sure this is a common date, but there is no need to be so conservative considering the pleasing reflective luster and light orange-gold patina. An AU55 grade is more consistent with the limited wear. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with Gold CAC bean. An ideal candidate for those who collect Gold CAC United States gold or just want a Gold CAC'ed gold piece in their holdings. From the Port Matilda Collection.
Indian 1C 1896 Indian 1C 1896
64BN
PCGS
35345631

Choice $130 New March 15! Darker Red-Brown, Near-Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheels, Port Matilda Collection. Worthy of a near-Gem Original quality rating. Surfaces are toned a darker red-brown. Bright light viewing brings about soft reds as the patina melts away. A fully struck example and most pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. From the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 50C 1841-O
VF30
PCGS
33142209
WB-3
Choice $260 New March 15! Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Typical WB-3 Strike, Port Matilda Collection. The Port Matilda Collection is back with a perfectly original 1841-O Liberty Seated dollar with choice surfaces. Natural crusty gray patina uniformly covers both sides. The WB-3 die pairing is always found with missing eagle neck feathers and weak strikes. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Large Date
AU53 PCGS
37098889
F-101
Choice $395 New March 14! Large Date, Scarce Grade, Crusty Olive-Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Full Strike, Wisconsin Collection. While 1856 Small Date dimes are quite common in all grades, the Large Date counterpart is available in circulated grades but becomes challenging in AU and rare at the Mint State level. The Wisconsin Collection has recently upgraded its 1856 Large Date example and released this crusty original F-101 example with full strike. Both sides are covered with thick olive-gold toning. Bright light inspection reveals a pretty burnt gold peripheral ring. Choice surfaces are free of any abrasions. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Large Date attribution on the label.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
80503930
F-114
Choice $215 New March 14! With Arrows Type, Low Level Date, Brown-Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Massachusetts Collection. The Massachusetts Collection consignor has been busy upgrading his marvelous set on the GFRC Open Set Registry. As a result, this choice original 1873 With Arrows dime is available. Unlike, a portion of the 1853, and all 1854 plus 1855 mintage, 1873 With Arrows strikes saw the date digits and arrows punched separately into the obverse die. Many die varieties have been identified and cataloged including this F-110 with a distinctive low date. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing. Overall toning is a brownish-gray. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873CC Seated 10C 1873-CC
With Arrows
VG08 PCGS
32486823

Original $3500 New March 14! Key Date in Series, Medium Gray Toning, Original Surfaces, Massachusetts Collection. 1873-CC With Arrows strikes are well-known as a key to the Seated dime series, along with the 1874-CC. Only 18,791 pieces were struck for the 1873-CC issue. Light gray surfaces exhibit relatively good detail for the grade, including clarity in all letters of LIBERTY. A few upper obverse marks are in concert with the time in circulation. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A new duplicate offering from the Massachusetts Collection at an attractive offer price.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 10C 1886
MS62 PCGS
02622065
F-101
Choice $245 New March 14! Superb Mint Bloom, Faint Pastel Rose, Blue Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, Massachusetts Collection . Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Someone should immediately buy this ownerful 1886 dime with its superb mint bloom. A fully struck F-101 specimen with faint pastel rose and blues that are amplified by GFRC photography. Reverse features die cracks in the wreath. Last sold by GFRC during February 2016 and now back to the market. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 holder without a CAC attempt.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45 PCGS
30637953

Choice $230 New March 14! Arrows & Rays Type, Choice Light Gray, Complete Strike, Southern Texas Collection. The Southern Texas Collection is back with a choice 1853 A&R duplicate that warrants immediate attention. This example presents light gray toned surfaces along with residual steely luster. Bright light viewing exposes peripheral orange-gold. Strike is complete. Overall, a thoroughly pleasing offering for type set or more extended date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF40 PCGS
33004066

Original $185 New March 14! Arrows & Rays Type, Untoned Surfaces, Residual Luster, Southern Texas Collection. An 1853 Arrows & Rays type offering with untoned surfaces and residual frosty luster. I suspect that this Seated quarter was dipped prior to be holdered and is priced accordingly. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1864 Seated 25C 1864
VG10
PCGS
33167786

Choice $295 New March 14! Better Civil War Date, Choice Original, Dirty Gray Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Mintage of 93,600 and scarcer than prior year 1863 strikes. Surviving examples for the 1864 Civil War date are concentrated at the EF40 and EF45 grade levels with PCGS population report indicating twenty-eight total. At the VG grade level, there are six certified. This piece has seen considerable circulation but only honest wear. Choice surfaces are covered with a dirty gray film that is uniform on both sides. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Another quality Liberty Seated quarter duplicate from the Southern Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1870 Seated 25C 1870
VG08
PCGS
32624847

Choice $130 New March 14! Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Even Light Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Southern Texas Collection. Mintage of 86,400 and definitely a better Philadelphia date that is underrated. This example has nothing but honest wear, light gray patina and choice surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Another strong duplicate from the Southern Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 50C 1855-O
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
80654233
WB-1 WB-102
R3
Original $285 New March 14! O/Horizontal O, Lots of Residual Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Massachusetts Collection. I like this 1855 New Orleans struck example for its originality. Surfaces are unmolested and covered with mottled gray patina plus embedded gold. Bright light inspection exposes additional faint rose and blue hues. This is the O/Horizontal O variety with the earlier horizontal mintmark punch being well defined and crisp. Surfaces are completely blemish free with only a tiny rim mark above ST(A)TES worth to note. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A solid duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Barber 25C 1896S Barber 25C 1896-S
EF45 PCGS
36833594

Original $4850 New March 13! Key Date, Near-Choice Original, Pleasing Residual Luster, City by the Bay Collection. The 1913-S is one of the first coins examined in any Barber quarter set, and for good reason. Along with the 1896-S and 1901-S, this is part of the "big three" San Francisco Mint keys to the set, with mintages far lower than any other issue in the series. GFRC is pleased to be offering a near-choice duplicate from the City by the Bay Collection. Eye appeal is consistent with the About Uncirculated grade level as residual luster is coruscating. Ample remaining mint frost is seen in the protected area. Obverse friction probably brought the assigned grade as the reverse is no question AU. Die finish is best described as steely frosty if that makes any sense! Other than a light break in the surface frost by star 6, this is an unabraded specimen. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 10C 1875
MS62 NGC Fatty
251189013
F-103
Gem $295 New March 13! Rusted Die, Undegraded, Rose-Gold, Teal Coloring, Superior Eye Appeal, Massachusetts Collection. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation! Even thought 1875 Philadelphia strikes are common within the Liberty Seated dime series, some surviving examples have exceptional eye appeal and are worth adding to an advanced collection. This F-103 rusted die obverse dime may be graded MS62 but has glowing luster and heavy obverse die rust throughout Liberty's gown and shield. This die rust also extends into the right field and into the reverse wreath. Clearly a gem and so conservatively graded without CAC attempt. Previously from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and now a Massachusetts Collection duplicate. Housed in brown label NGC Fatty holder and again, undegraded.
Seated 25C 1860S Seated 25C 1860-S
G06 NGC
2357393002
Briggs 1-A
Original $1175 New March 13! Low Mintage San Francisco date, Original Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Orchard Collecton. The 1860-S quarter was minted only to the extent of 56,000 pieces. Most survivors are in lower grades, but this piece emerges from the crowd with honest wear and even gray toning. Silver color on the high points distinctively stands out from the gray surfaces, and the overall effect is pleasing. A few light lines are seen the figure of Liberty, none inconsistent with the technical grade. The obverse exhibits 6 letters of LIBERTY and is arguably at the VG level, while the reverse rims are not quite full between 6 and 9 o'clock. This is a common occurrence within the quarter series, and, taking both sides into account, NGC has accurately assigned a grade of G06. This coin is housed in an older NGC holder with standard ring insert. The San Francisco Mint struck Seated quarters only in low quantities until discoveries of western silver exploded in the mid-1870s, and assembling this run would be a great achievement - why not start with this example? A Southern Texas duplicate.
Seated 25C 1867S Seated 25C 1867-S
VF35 PCGS
36607306

Original $1975 New March 13! Very Scarce Date, Original Gray, City by the Bay Collection. 1867 San Francisco quarter strikes are scarce in all grades and become rare in VF or better. Mintage was limited to 48,000 pieces using a leftover reverse die of 1866-S. As a result, reverse strikes tend to be weak for the issue, though obverse strikes are not much better. The City by the Bay Collection recently consigned this circulated example with satiny surfaces. Coloring is mostly a light gray with embedded golden hues seen during bright light inspection. Residual mint frost throughout the reverse legend adds to the eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Indian 1C 1862 Indian 1C 1862
AU58 PCGS
19375188

Original $115 New March 12! Original Copper Nickel Coloring, Frosty Luster, Unabraded, Twin Lakes Collection . Perect as an AU58 Copper-Nickel type piece. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Typical toning with frosty luster. Obverse strike is weak.
Indian 1C 1865 Indian 1C 1865
Fancy 5
AU58 PCGS
84993188

Original $125 New March 12! Early Date, Popular AU58 Grade, Eagle Eye Photo Seal, Original Surface, Twin Lakes Collection . Richly toned with mottled darker shades on the obverse. Bold rims with some cudding. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Fancy 5 is listed on the label.
Indian 1C 1880 Indian 1C 1880
AU58 PCGS
16966312

Choice $80 New March 12! Bold Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Considerable Eye Appeal, Twin Lakes Collection - Venice. A boldly defined 1880 Indian cent with richly toned surfaces. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to the choice originality and eye appeal. The one obverse line on the GFRC image is on the old holder. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A quality offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Indian 1C 1892 Indian 1C 1892
AU58
PCGS
20513257

Choice $45 New March 12! Choice Original, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A lovely CAC approved 1892 Indian cent. Priced at the cost to have the cent holdered and approved by CAC. GFRC images accurately capture toning and surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1902 Indian 1C 1902
AU58
PCGS
37308524

Choice HOLD
$32
New March 12! Choice Original, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A lovely CAC approved 1902 Indian cent. Priced at the cost to have the cent holdered and approved by CAC. GFRC images accurately capture toning and surfaces.Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1908S Indian 1C 1908-S
AU58 PCGS
32775024

Original $235 New March 12! Original, Twin Lakes Collection . 1908 San Francisco struck Indians are the third lowest mintage in the series. Lowest mintage honors go to 1877 and 1909-S, with the latter being the lowest mintage in the entire series. The Twin Lakes Collection is releasing a quality AU58 example that should prove to be popular with customers. Frosty luster and original toning are present on both sides. The reverse has toned with an overlapping coin between 2:30 to 6:30. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$5 1809/8 Gold G$5 1809/8
Capped Bust
AU55 PCGS
6270028

Gem $13800 New March 11! Exceptional Capped Bust Type Opportunity, Crusty Gem, Green-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. Mintage of 33,875. An exceptional 1809/8 offering with crusty surfaces. One look and you will agree with the Gem Original quality rating. Fully struck with granular frosty luster. Reverse cartwheels are particularly vibrant due to the lighter toning. All devices are deeply impressed and add to the overall eye appeal and charm. Coloring is mostly green-gold with some orange hues on the reverse. Frankly, this piece offers AU58+/MS62 eye appeal and is conservatively graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989-1990) old green holder. A superb offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1907 Gold G$20 1907
St Gaudens
MS63 PCGS
4555604

Gem $2100 New March 10! First Year Issue, Gem Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rich Orange-Gold Coloring, Conservately Graded.. An exceptional 1907 Saint with rich orange-gold patina. A no question gem at grade and conservatively graded. Purchase at the 2020 Atlanta ANA show and priced assuming CAC approval. Heading to CAC on the next shipment but posted to the price list in the meantime. Wise collectors will reserve this piece considering there is minimal premium over the intrinsic gold value. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 old green holder.
Gold G$20 1908D Gold G$20 1908-D
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
38642909
No Motto
Choice $2650 New March 10! No Motto Type, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Superb Green-Gold Surfaces, Near Gem Original. The 1908-D No Motto date can be located with different surface finishes. The CAC approved MS64 example brings a lovely textured or granular finish resulting in brilliant satin luster. Cartwheels are simply magnificent. Assigned grade is a function of a few contact marks on Liberty's leg and out of the focal plain. Bright light viewing is most pleasing. An interesting contrast with the MS64+ example and its frosty luster. Both were handpicked at the 2020 Atlanta ANA show. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1925 Gold G$20 1925
St Gaudens
MS63 NGC
5843701010

Choice $1785 New March 10! Numismatic and Bullion Play, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Accurately Graded. If looking for a solid bullion gold purchase that fits into a numismatic portfolio, this lovely 1925 $20 double eagle might be that candidate. Orange-gold surfaces are minimally abraded and offer brilliant frosty luster. Housed in new NGC large font holder.
Seated 25C 1871 Seated 25C 1871
AU50 PCGS
10727017

Choice $625 New March 10! Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Better Date, Lenny Rizzo Collection. A stunning 1871 Seated quarter that failed to secure CAC approval though believing it was a slam-dunk. Toning is medium gray with peripheral ebony highlights. Surfaces are unabraded and so pleasing during 10x loupe inspection. This is a piece that fans of strict originality will scoop up during in hand inspection. The PCGS assigned AU50 grade is accurate but not conservative enough for CAC to sticker. If someone would degrade to an EF45 holder, approval would indeed be a slam-dunk. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 25C 1913 Barber 25C 1913
MS62+ PCGS
18783620

Choice $1125 New March 9! Creamy Frosty Gold Luster, Complete Strike, Choice Eye Appeal, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Low mintage Philadelphia strike with excellent eye appeal. Creamy luster and vibrant cartwheels greet the viewer during initial bright light inspection. Strike is complete. The 'blues" on Liberty neck, in the GFRC obverse image, is faint milky toning that has been amplified by my photography. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. I respect old holder plus grades as this piece is definitely choice.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 25C 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
13831870
Briggs 1-A
Choice $785 New March 8! Open Claws, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Pale blue fields contrast with silver toning on the high points of Liberty, delivering a pleasing circulated cameo appearance. The strike is typical, as is common for 1839 quarters, with a touch of weakness in the head, stars, and eagle feathers. Fields are largely even and smooth, with a few ticks around the reverse eagle, consistent with the technical grade. This piece is CAC-approved, with just 16 pieces at higher grades appearing in the CAC population report. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 25C 1840-O
No Drapery
EF40 PCGS
31976923
Briggs 1-A
Original $575 New March 8! Mintmark Left, Near-Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. A higher-graded early New Orleans quarter, this piece exhibits obverse silver and tan toning with darker indigo shades set into the reverse fields. The Briggs 1-A variety is easy to attribute, with the mintmark placed far to the left of the arrow feathers. The strike is typical and precisely as Briggs describes, without complete detail in the head and stars. This is a scarce issue with a mintage of less than a million pieces, the same as all Seated quarters struck prior to 1853. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 25C 1840-O
Drapery
F12 PCGS
26907828
Briggs 2-C
Original $175 New March 8! Small O, Crusty Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Fans of richly toned coins will appreciate this crusty, original New Orleans variety from 1840. Briggs 2-C with the mintmark to the left, over the R in QUAR. Briggs notes that many of the 2-C coins originate from the 1982 New Orleans bank hoard, and this may well be one such example. This hoard was never formally inventoried, as the discovery was made in a high-traffic downtown area, and passers by quickly descended into the deposit site, a construction pit, to grab whatever prize could be found. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1842 Seated 25C 1842
Large Date
VF25 PCGS
26643514
Briggs 2-B
Original HOLD
$365
New March 8! Large Date, Near Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Medium toning covers both sides in mixed shades of olive and grey, while the obverse higher points are distinct with more intense hues. Here is an object lesson in identifying the high points of the Liberty Seated design! Briggs 2-B with a medium date, the rarer variety, as opposed to the 1-A that features a vertically higher-placed date. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 holder, indicating certification in between 2011 and 2013.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 25C 1842-O
Large Date
VF20 PCGS
29674862
Briggs 3-C
Choice $210 New March 8! Large Date, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1842-O large date variety is quickly distinguished from the small date by the curve in the flag of 1 in the date. Although not as a rare as its famous brother, the 1842-O large date remains a scarce issue with only 153 pieces in all grades certified by PCGS - compare with the small date variety which is not that far behind at 112 certification events. This piece exhibits medium gold and gray toning, with lighter contrasting shades on the high points of the obverse and reverse central figures. Briggs 3-C, with a high date sloping upward. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with the Large Date attribution noted on the label.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 25C 1842-O
Small Date
G06 PCGS
27630186
Briggs 1-A
Original $945 New March 8! Small Date, Crusty Gray, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Strong contrast between the devices and fields is the immediate attraction to this rare small-date variety. Indeed, If circulated coins qualified for cameo status, this piece would be a contender for the Deep Cameo designation. Aside from the visual appeal, the 1842-O small date issue is a popular and long known variety, distinguished by the flat top of the 1 in the date. With status as a Guide Book-listed variety, the demand for this coin is strong, and this piece won't last long. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with the Small Date designation noted on the label.
Seated 25C 1844O Seated 25C 1844-O
EF45 PCGS
30115687
Briggs 1-A
Original $400 New March 8! Repunched Date, Light Gray Coloring, Near Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Delicate violet drapes the obverse of this better grade 1844-O quarter, with blue-gray emerging on the high points. The reverse is mottled in similar tones. Marks are minimal for the grade and the strike is typical, with flat stars. Briggs theorizes that 44-Os continued to be struck in 1845, a possibility as no 1845-O or 1846-O quarters were otherwise recorded. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1847O Seated 25C 1847-O
F15 PCGS
20419917
Briggs 1-A
Original $465 New March 8! Original Gray, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1847-O is a semi-key date in the quarter series, with one of the lowest New Orleans mintages apart from the 49-O, 51-O, and 52-O. This example exhibits even "coin gray" with no major distractions. The 1847-O quarter is notorious for weak strikes, an effect that is somewhat muted on lower grade examples such as this. Normal circulation wear tends to blend with the incomplete strike and coiner's lack of attention becomes less distracting. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1849 Seated 25C 1849
EF45 PCGS
83136425
Briggs 1-A
Original $600 New March 8! Compass Point Reverse, Near Choice Original, Fully Struck, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Strong strikes are the hallmark of Philadelphia quarters of this period, and this example is no excretion with boldly impressed stars and deep relief evident in the reverse legend. The central figures boldly emerge from the surrounding fields, and the production crew in the Philadelphia Mint were no doubt proud of their workmanship, which was clearly superior to the New Orleans coinage. Gray shades cover both sides, with light copper in the protected areas and more intense tones in the obverse right field. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 25C 1850-O
VF25 PCGS
29100386
Briggs 1-A
Choice $325 New March 8! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Deep gray and copper fields surround the lighter central figures on this better-date New Orleans quarter. A few marks are evident within the reverse shield, but the fields are smooth for the grade. Briggs 1-A with the mintmark to the left. The strike is typical for the issue, with flat stars and weakness in the date. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1851 Seated 25C 1851
VF35 PCGS
26420280
Briggs 1-A
Original $625 New March 8! Scarce Date, Reflective Fields, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1851 is well-known as a tougher date by Seated quarter collectors, as many were melted prior to the devaluation of silver coinage in 1853. Russet and gray fields cover the obverse of this example, while the reverse boasts splashes of blue and burgundy. The strike is typical with flat stars on the right and some incomplete eagle feathers. Briggs 1-A with reverse shield verticals extending into the horizontal band. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1852 Seated 25C 1852
VF30 PCGS
34381559
Briggs 1-A
Original $775 New March 8! Proof Repunched Date Obverse, Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1852 Seated quarter is a scarce coin in any grade. This date is more available in high grades such as AU and Mint State, and less available in circulated condition. This is probably due to the issue having little time to circulate prior to the weight change of 1853. The 1852 date also features a rare and interesting die variety, the 1852/52 repunched date listed by Briggs as 1-A and also included in the Top 25 Varieties set by Greg Johnson. 1852/852 examples are rare with obvious repunching on the 852 digits. The date position is also unique so that attribution is straightforward even for lower graded coins. This obverse was also used to strike two known proofs. The offered example is well preserved with original gun metal gray patina. Strike is typical for the date with some stars lacking connected centrils. Repunching below the flag of the 5 digit and below the upper loop of the 2 digit is easily seen with 10x loupe. Blemishes are limited to a single well toned over line on Liberty's left facing breast to right top shield point. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready to be included in a Top 25 Varieties set on the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
31342039

Choice $385 New March 8! Arrows & Rays Type, Choice Gray-Gold, Lenny Rizzo Collection. A golden skin blankets the obverse of this CAC-approved piece, while reverse silver shades are highlighted by occasional crust. The more lightly toned areas reveal remaining luster, and the overall effect is pleasing. Although the mintage for this year is generous, PQ examples such as this are elusive, and the single-year design will attract attention from type collectors. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015).
Seated 25C 1854 Seated 25C 1854
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
29408408

Original $210 New March 8! With Arrows Type, Original Gray, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1854 With Arrows quarter is always popular as a two-year type coin, and, even though a more common issue, quarters collectors building date and mintmark sets still require an example of each emission. Russet tones peak from the protected areas of this piece, more so on the reverse, surrounding silver and grey fields. Strike is typical with a few stars not completely detailed. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1855O Seated 25C 1855-O
With Arrows
VF30 PCGS
32821263
Briggs 1-A
Original $1125 New March 8! Challenging New Orleans Date, Rose-Gray Patina, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This is one of the most underrated pieces in the Seated quarter series, with just 91 pieces certified at PCGS in all grades combined. A swath of golden color blankets both sides of this example, decreasing in intensity from left to right on the obverse, while the reverse is evenly toned. There are no significant marks, and the strike is typical for an 1855-O, but the controlling factor here is the unrecognized scarcity of the issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 25C 1856
AU55 PCGS
20124756

Original $285 New March 8! Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Ample remaining luster highlights this 1856 quarter, produced in an era when silver circulated freely, unencumbered by any imbalance in the relative values of gold and silver. This example is largely untoned with the exception of a light russet band throughout Liberty's head and torso. The piece is well-struck with defined star centers and near-complete eagle feathers. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 25C 1856-O
VF30 PCGS
30683272
Briggs 7-F
Original $225 New March 8! Antique Gray Surfaces, Near Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The Briggs 7-F variety has a distinct appearance, with a date placed to the far right and sloping downward. The bottom of the date is weak, and the middle stars exhibit star centers while the remaining stars are flat. Fields are smooth on this example, and mark-free for the grade with the exception of a couple lines northwest of the reverse eagle. Gray shades underlie mottled maroon on the obverse, while the reverse toning is more uniform. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1856S Seated 25C 1856-S
Large/Small S
VF20 PCGS
28922707
Briggs 4-E
Choice $3150 New March 8! Large/Small S, Choice Original Gray, Top 25 Varieties, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1856-S/s is popular as a Guide Book-listed variety, and its appeal is enhanced by the scarcity of all 1856-S quarters. The fields of this example exhibit a natural gray, while Liberty is somewhat lighter. Marks are consistent with the VF grade level, and surfaces are relatively smooth. This is an ideal collector piece, as valuation advances substantially at the EF level. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015), and the all-important overstruck mintmark attribution is designated on the label, Large/Small S, FS-501.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 25C 1857
EF45
PCGS
31340492

Choice $185 New March 8! Choice Original, CAC Approval, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1857 is thought of as a common date, but the quality here is decidedly uncommon, as CAC has certified less than a hundred examples in all grade combined. Rich golden toning in the fields frame silver and gray-toned central figures, with occasional crust near the rims. The coin is well-struck, with about half of the star centers present, and delineated feathers in the reverse eagle. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015).
Seated 25C 1859S Seated 25C 1859-S
VG08 PCGS
30371143
Briggs 1-A
Original $775 New March 8! Scarce in All Grades, Gray-Rose Patina, Original Surfaces, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This is a challenging semi-key in the Seated quarter series, with only 80,000 struck, and the population reports today are consistent with the scarcity of the issue. This VG example exhibits honest wear, strong rims, three letters of LIBERTY, and a bold mintmark. The obverse toning is even with highlights of electric blue, while the reverse eagle is nicely outlined by an indigo halo. A curved line in the reverse shield, and a few horizonal marks in the right wing, are consistent with the technical grade, and there are no other distractions of note. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1863 Seated 25C 1863
VF30 PCGS
28007778

Original $415 New March 8! Civil War Strike, Light Gray Patina, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1863 features a distinct date with an oversized "3," a clownish digit that conveys the appearance of a modern counterfeit. Rest assured this example is 100% genuine, and scarce at that. The 1863 Philadelphia mintage is on the low side for a Philadelphia Seated quarter, as the Mint saw little precious bullion arrive at its doors during the Civil War. This example is silver-toned with original crust in the protected areas. The strike is typical incomplete stars and some of the eagle feathers not completely struck up. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1864S Seated 25C 1864-S
VF25 PCGS
25243810
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$3650
New March 8! Series Key Date, Gray-Gold Natural Toning, Near Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. One of the key dates in the Seated quarter series, this highly coveted San Francisco piece was struck to the extent of only 20,000 pieces. This well-preserved example exhibits even silver color with a touch of russet overlaid in the stars and reverse legend. The 1 in the date is clearly repunched to the south, as on all coins of this issue. A few hairlines are consistent with the VF grade, but the controlling factor here is rarity, as the 1864-S represents the lowest mintage of any San Francisco Seated quarter. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont (2014-2015) hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1865 Seated 25C 1865
EF40 PCGS
30456136
Briggs 1-A
Choice $600 New March 8! Scarce Civil War Date, Natural Light Gray Patina, Residual Verdigris and Luster, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Another low-mintage Civil War date, this 1865 quarter exhibits mottled shades of russet and olive laid over a bright silver canvas. Original crust surrounds the obverse stars and date, and the reverse reveals the same effect within the legend. A bit of chatter above the left wing is completely acceptable for the grade, and one otherwise finds only scattered ticks. The coin is well-struck with most star centers present and decent detail in the eagle’s feathers. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 25C 1867
MS61 PCGS
25115455
Briggs 1-A
Original $3850 New March 8! Rare Date, Bright Reflective Luster, Peripheral Toning, Fully Struck, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1867 quarter is rare is business strike format, with proofs outnumbering Mint state pieces. Indeed, PCGS has certified just over a hundred pieces in all business strike grades combined. Although highly reflective, this piece is clearly a circulation strike, with weakness starting to form in BER of LIBERTY. The date is level and matches Briggs’ obverse die 1, which was used for business strikes. The untoned, bright centers lead to blue and russet rim toning on both sides, a pleasing effect. Marks are more evident, as expected with reflective surfaces, but still consistent with the grade designation. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 25C 1867
AU53 PCGS
29980830
Briggs 2-B
Choice $3650 New March 8! Proof Die Pair, Mirrored Fields, Olive-Rose Patina, Rare Date, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This richly toned, rare-date quarter exhibits deep golden obverse shades while the reverse reveals intense blue-green at the rims with silver legends and devices. The coin was clearly struck from the Briggs 2-B (proof) dies, with the telltale upward slope in the date. However, proofs of this date exhibit strong stars throughout, while this example features weaker stars to the left. No representation is made as to how the services will treat this in the future, but, in our opinion, this coin is a business strike from the proof dies - a not an uncommon event in the U.S 19th century coinage. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1868S Seated 25C 1868-S
EF40 PCGS
30393937
Briggs 1-A
Original $1050 New March 8! Original Light Gray Surfaces, Better San Francisco Date, Accurately Graded, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1869 issue represents one of the lowest mintages in the Philadelphia Seated quarter series with just 16,000 pieces, and PCGS has certified less than a hundred pieces in all grade combined. The example reveals nicely paired gray and rose shades on both sides, with more intensity on the reverse, while light crust graces a few of the protected areas. There is a shallow obverse void to the left of star 11, while the reverse is especially mark-free for the grade. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1869 Seated 25C 1869
EF40 PCGS
81645361
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1500 New March 8! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Very Scarce All Grades, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Gray and tan blanket both sides of this better-date San Francisco piece, with the obverse legend and central figure neatly outlined by a halo of crust. The die crack which nearly encircles some 1869-S quarters is starting to form and is evident in the lower stars on both sides of Liberty. The strike is typical for the issue, with flat stars and lack of detail in the reverse arrow feathers. A die defect cuts across the mintmark as on all genuine examples. Surfaces are smooth with the exception of a few obverse hairlines. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1869S Seated 25C 1869-S
VF35 PCGS
16333578
Briggs 1-A
Original $1075 New March 8! Scarce Philadelphia Date, Gray-Rose Coloring, Partial Obverse Die Crack Die State, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This is somewhat underrated issue, with only 86,400 pieces struck and 124 pieces reported by PCGS in all grades combined. The Seated series is full of such issues, which is undoubtedly an attraction among collectors for whom there is no substitute for rarity. This obverse of this example is enveloped in shades of blue and olive, while the reverse is a more even gray. The strike is typical, with flat stars and weakness in the lower portion of the eagle. Marks are consistent with the grade, and, on the whole, this is a more than acceptable example of a scarce issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1870 Seated 25C 1870
EF40 PCGS
32556744
Briggs 1-A
Choice $450 New March 8! Underrated Philadelphia Date, Natural Gray, Choice Surfaces, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This is somewhat underrated issue, with only 86,400 pieces struck and 124 pieces reported by PCGS in all grades combined. The Seated series is full of such issues, which is undoubtedly an attraction among collectors for whom there is no substitute for rarity. This obverse of this example is enveloped in shades of blue and olive, while the reverse is a more even gray. The strike is typical, with flat stars and weakness in the lower portion of the eagle. Marks are consistent with the grade, and, on the whole, this is a more than acceptable example of a scarce issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1871S Seated 25C 1871-S
VF25 PCGS
21813477
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4300 New March 8! Rare San Francisco Date, Light Gray, Choice Surfaces, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This is one of the most challenging pieces among San Francisco Seated quarters, with a population of 71 pieces in all PCGS grades combined. The present coin has a lovely, light gray appearance, with hints of violet in the obverse stars and throughout the reverse. Apart from a horizontal line in the eagle’s right wing, marks are minimal for the grade and the surfaces are especially smooth. The overall “look” is wholesome, and the rarity of the piece only enhances its appeal as a truly special coin. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1872CC Seated 25C 1872-CC
G04 PCGS
83136422
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2200 New March 8! Rare Carson City Date, Natural Gray Worn Surfaces, Choice and Pleasing, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Always in demand in all grades, the allure of the rare Carson City Seated quarters is strong, evoking the Old West and the isolated, remote Mint that somehow managed to compete, for a time, with its San Francisco counterpart. This piece is typical of how many CC quarters come, with an arguably VG obverse, while the reverse is less detailed and reveals rims that blend into the legend. Apart from a few horizontal obverse hairlines the surfaces are smooth for the grade, and the light gray color is exactly what one would expect for a coin of this vintage, with darker shades outlining the major design elements. Problem-free 1872-CC quarters are a rare bird, and this piece will see draw substantial interest. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
With Arrows
AU53 PCGS
28639377

Choice $545 New March 8! With Arrows Type, Steely Reflective Luster, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This two-year With Arrows design is widely pursued by type collectors, and this piece will fill the bill with near-complete design detail. Shades of gray are surrounded by deeper tones at the rims, while the central figures are more lightly toned. A pair of marks inside star 4 are noted for accuracy and are consistent with the AU grade level. The piece is well-struck with a few star centers present and the arrow feathers beginning to merge together. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1873S Seated 25C 1873-S
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
31768029
Briggs 2-B
Original $525 New March 8! Challenging Date, Near Choice Original, Crusty Gray Surfaces, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Generous dirt attests to the originality of this With Arrows type, with rich crust in the protected areas and especially among the right obverse stars. Other shades peek out, with gold at the lower obverse and speckled rose throughout the reverse. The strike is typical, with flat stars to the right and incomplete detail in the lower portion of the eagle. The 1873-S With Arrows quarter is a surprisingly better date, with only 111 pieces in all PCGS grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015).
Seated 25C 1875 Seated 25C 1875
AU55 PCGS
08841150

Original $285 New March 8! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Rose Coloring, Complete Strike, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Swirling maroon radiates from the surfaces of this brilliant piece, with ample luster that illuminates the colorful toning. The 1875 quarter may be thought of as a common date, but with this level of eye appeal the story changes, and such pieces are elusive. Ticks are scattered through the figure of Liberty, and the adjacent right field, but the reverse surfaces are smooth for the grade. The eye appeal is above average, and it would be challenging to acquire such “eye candy” at a more attractive price point. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1876 Seated 25C 1876
AU58
PCGS
20124655

Choice $380 New March 8! Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Lenny Rizzo Collection. From the Centennial year comes this CAC-approved quarter, a beauty with original, hairline-free surfaces and medium toning. Grey and chestnut predominate on the obverse while the reverse is slightly more colorful with blue-green mixed in here and there. Mint bloom is clearly evident underneath the skin, and the extensive die cracks will draw interest from specialists. Indeed, the reverse legend elements are completely joined by a light crack encircling the entire coin, while the obverse reveals the same effect beginning to join the left stars. An attractive and visually interesting example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1876S Seated 25C 1876-S
VF35 PCGS
20110496

Original $80 New March 8! Natural Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The U.S. Mints were exceptionally busy in the mid-1870s as western silver mining operations deposited tons of the precious metal at all three Mints. San Francisco coined over 8 million quarters in this year, and the present piece is a worthy survivor. A background of light copper color is seen on both sides, with more intense shades in the obverse fields, along with crust decorating Liberty’s right foot and star 13. This representative example of the type won’t break the bank and offers a lot of history at a reasonable price point. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1877CC Seated 25C 1877-CC
EF45 PCGS
28551097

Choice HOLD
$235
New March 8! Dirty Gray Patina, Choice Original, Residual Steely Luster, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The Carson City Mint was ever challenged to justify its existence, and even the four million quarters struck in this year couldn’t compete with the San Francisco production, which was more than double that of Carson City. The last Carson City Seated coins were produced in 1878, and today the “CC” mintmark connotes a small struggling operation trying to succeed without the big city resources available to the competition in San Francisco. This piece serves well to commemorate the “CC” operation, with gray shades throughout that are lighter at the high points. This coin is mark-free for the grade, and well-struck with most star centers evident. Every collector should consider at least one Carson City example, and this piece will fill the bill without breaking the bank. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
AU50 PCGS
35119637

Original $210 New March 8! Near Choice, Light Gray Surfaces, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This pleasing example is particularly mark-free for the grade and exhibits uniform gray toning highlighted by occasional crust around the central figures and within the stars and date. The strike is typical, with about half the star centers present. The 1877-S is not the most challenging date in the series, but this well-detailed AU piece nicely demonstrates the type at an accessible price level. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1878CC Seated 25C 1878-CC
AU58 PCGS
2852699
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1250 New March 8! Canceled Die Obverse, Satiny Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Light Rose Coloring, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Fans of sharp strikes will appreciate the relief on this Carson City quarter, with fully delineated stars that seemingly pop out of the planchet, while the reverse exhibits strong detail in the lower portion of the eagle, a perpetual problem point in this series. A few lines diagonal lines bisect Liberty’s torso, while the fields are nearly smooth and uninterrupted. The last Carson City quarter in the Seated series, this completes the eight-year Carson City set pursued by Liberty Seated and Carson City specialists alike. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 25C 1880
MS65
PCGS
9160642
Briggs 1-A
Gem $2750 New March 8! Gem Original, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1879-1889 run in the Seated quarter series present an interesting challenge, with proof examples generally more available than business strikes. This example clearly falls in the latter category, exhibiting the downward sloping date (Briggs 1-A) associated with circulation pieces. This piece is high reflective with frosty devices, and, if a proof, would likely qualify for the Cameo designation. The strike is razor sharp with exceptionally strong stars and clear separation in the reverse arrow feathers. The CAC certification is easily merited and no surprise. Housed in a PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989-1990) old green holder.
Seated 25C 1883 Seated 25C 1883
AU50 PCGS
20823812
Briggs 2-A
Choice $850 New March 8! Low Mintage Date, Natural Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Another example in the challenging date run from 1879-1890, this 1883 exhibits mottled obverse russet shades while the reverse is more evenly and richly covered. The piece is well-struck with most star centers present. Surfaces are nearly smooth, with a lint mark in the right field inside star 11. The overall eye appeal is good, and, in combination with the low mintage of 14,400 pieces, this a desirable Seated quarter. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1889 Seated 25C 1889
G06
PCGS
30998717
Briggs 1-A
Choice $325 New March 8! Low Mintage Date, Rare Well Worn Grade, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Low grade survivors of this date are few and far between. Indeed, of 254 PCGS pieces for the date, a mere 10 fall within the AG-VG levels. This piece exhibits a few lines, but the overall look is wholesome, with “coin gray” throughout and nice contrast between the central figures and adjacent fields. Three letters of LIBERTY in the shield are visible, and the obverse rims are full while the reverse rims are nearly so. There is a certain charm in such coins, whose wear better evokes history than shiny, unworn pieces that have been subjected to “improvements” by numismatists more interested in profit than preservation. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 25C 1890
VF35
PCGS
27670357
Briggs 2-B
Choice $425 New March 8! Underrated Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Coloring, Conservative Grading, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This year completes the low-mintage 1879-1890 Seated quarter run, with just 80,000 pieces struck. CAC has certified only 60 of these, and this near-EF example is a worthy entrant in the CAC roster with pleasing, delicate toning. Light gray gives way to medium chestnut tones on the obverse, while the reverse exhibits shade of lilac and evergreen. Crust is minimal and only in the most protected areas of the coin, including the date loops. The strike is typical with a couple star centers present and some blending of the reverse arrow feathers. The overall eye appeal is healthy, and this would be a welcome addition to nearly any set of Seated quarters. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.