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There are 138 New Coins for Sale.

Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Image Available Soon Capped Bust 25C 1824/2
F15
PCGS
15535720

Choice $2100 New September 15! Key Date, Circulated Cameo Gray, Attractive, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Please call or email for cellphone images.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 50C 1826
AU55 PCGS
36671460

Gem $750 New August 18! Magnificent Gem, Shimmering Aquamarine-Gold Gray, JUST BUY IT NOW, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Through out the price guides on this amazing gem 1826 Capped Bust half. JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Please email or call for cellphone images.
Early Copper 1/2C 1833 Early Copper 1/2C 1833
62BN
NGC
4670284001
C-1
Choice HOLD
$375
New August 18! Near-Gem, Dazzling Cartwheel, Satiny Luster, JUST BUY IT NOW!. A wonderful 1833 C-1 half cent with flashy satiny luster. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as so attractive and pleasing. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 20C 1876 Seated 20C 1876
EF45 PCGS
80816584

Choice $650 New August 18! Reflective Surfaces, Peripheral Gray-Blues, Choice Original, Chicago ANA New Purchase. The 1876 double dime continues to be underrated. This choice example offers reflective luster and peripheral blue-gold under a light source. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU53 PCGS
14946125

Choice HOLD
$550
New August 18! Gorgeous Radial Toning, Popular Arrows & Rays Type, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1878CC Seated 25C 1878-CC
62PL PCGS
38288053
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1950 New August 17! New Proof-Like Certification, Canceled Die Obverse, Sharp Reflective Luster, Untoned, Fresh PCGS Grading. A special opportunity to acquire a choice original 1878-CC Cancel Obverse Die variety with new PCGS Proof-Like designation. A no question mint state example with stunning reflective luster and mirrored fields. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Freshly graded at the 2019 Chicago ANA show.
Seated 50C 1841 Seated 50C 1841
AU58
PCGS
33805624
WB-1
Choice HOLD
$1400
New August 17! Rare Date AU58 CAC, Repunched 18, Choice Original, Dirty Gray Patina. Dirty antique gray patina covers steely surfaces. A perfectly original example with choice surfaces. Sruck from the WB-1 repunched 18 die pairing; repunching is clear under a 10x loupe. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A wonderful new consignment secured at the 2019 Chicago ANA show.
Image Available Soon Seated 50C 1874
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
37037217

Choice $525 New August 17! Wonderful With Arrows Type, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray with Bright Light Gold, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please email or call for cellphone images.
3Cent Nickel 3C 1865 3Cent Nickel 3C 1865
MS63
PCGS Rattler
1136405

Gem $395 New August 16! Ideal for PCGS Rattler Type Collection, Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, GOLD CAC Approval. A magnificent 1865 three cent nickel that has been obviously undegraded during the early dates of TPG start-up. Satiny luster with aquamarine-gold toning come to life during bright light viewing. Housed in PCGS 1.2 (1986-1989) Rattler holder with GOLD CAC approval. Ideal for a PCGS Rattler type set or for those pursuing Gold CAC approved type coins. Gold CAC population across all three cent nickel dates is a scant seven pieces. This offering is one of two for the 1865 date and the finest. To be featured at the GFRC Chicago ANA table #1634 if not immediately sold.
Image Available Soon Barber 25C 1914
MS63
NGC
4673152010

Gem $365 New August 16! Gem Original, Shimmering Iridescent Luster, Huge Cartwheels, Chicago ANA New Purchase. An exceptional offering. Housed in NGC large font holder with CAC approval. Please email or call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Barber 25C 1914-D
MS64
PCGS
37814488

Gem $495 New August 16! Gem Original, Exceptional Luster and Cartwheels, JUST BUY IT NOW, Chicago ANA . A wonderful gem that warranted a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please email or call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Gold G$1 1855
Type 2 Liberty Head
AU58
NGC
1898602001

Choice $635 New August 16! Difficult Type 2, Choice Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. Please email or call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Gold G$1 1855
Type 2 Liberty Head
AU53 PCGS
60029629

Gem HOLD
$485
New August 16! Difficult Type 2, Gem and Undergraded, Bold Frosty Luster, Chicago ANA New Purchase. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as gem for grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Image Available Soon Gold G$10 1851-O
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
36364808

Choice $2825 New August 16! Better New Orleans Date at Grade, Choice Original, Crusty Greenish-Gold, Chicago ANA New Purchase . Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please email or call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Gold G$2.5 1878
Liberty
AU55 PCGS
27958245

Choice $475 New August 16! Rare Dark Copper Patina, Choice Original, Prize for United States Gold Collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Please call or email for cellphone images.
Gold G$20 1854 Gold G$20 1854
Liberty
AU53 PCGS
82415325
Large Date
Original New Price
$9995
New August 16! Price Reduction August 2019, Large Date Punch, Very Scarce Grade, Original Satiny Luster and Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. United States gold specialists indicate that the 1854 Large Date double eagle probably accounts for less than 10% of the original mintage of 757,899 piece. The Large Date punch is the same used on silver dollars and certain New Orleans eagles of that year. Uniform strike is seen throughout obverse and reverse; in particular the lower reverse shield and surrounding devices. Surfaces marks are consistent with the grade and expectations for this date. Residual luster has a satiny grainy texture. All Large Date examples will show a distinct die dot on Liberty's throat above the 8 digit. This diagnostic point is quite obvious on the offered example. Freshly sourced from Europe and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Another important United States early gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated $1 1840 Seated $1 1840
EF45 PCGS
32849183

Choice $1300 New August 16! First Year Issue, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. A strictly original first year issue with surfaces that are fully layered with crusty gray patina that is darker at stars and reverse legend. Bright light viewing exposes sky blues in these darker peripheral areas. Strike is uniform with not obvious points of weakness. Close 10x loupe inspection revealed a few scattered field ticks that are completely toned over and consistent with the grade. More importantly, the rims are completely mark free. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. How can you not love this first year example at the EF45 grade level?
Image Available Soon Seated $1 1847
AU58
NGC
1893359001

Choice $1925 New August 16! Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Reflective Luster, Accurate Graded, Peak Collection. Locating perfectly original Liberty Seated dollars will prove to be challenging as most in the marketplace have one issue or another. Dipped or lightly cleaned and retoned Seated dollars are commonplace in TPG holders and it takes a discerning eye to find those with natural and unmolested surfaces. Case in point is this lovely 1847 Seated dollar that resides in older NGC holder with CAC approval. Surfaces are reflective with no hairlines and other distracting blemishes. Toning is classic gun metal gray that one comes to expect on choice original silver coinage. Under a bright light, the gray patina transitions to faint blue and rose while exposing lightly mirrored fields. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. Recently upgraded and newly consigned at 2019 Chicago ANA by the Peak Collection. Last sold by GFRC for $1950 during January 2018.
Image Available Soon Seated 10C 1852
G04 PCGS
81367838
F-105b
Choice $195 New August 16! Complete Reverse Cud, Thick Crusty Original Patina, Undegraded, Chicago ANA Show New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Please call or email for cellphone images.
Seated 25C 1862 Seated 25C 1862
MS63
PCGS OGH
9892302

Choice HOLD
$895
New August 16! Better Philadelphia Date, Thick Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Ex Sunset Point Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. Full descriptions once back in the GFRC office.
Image Available Soon Capped Bust 10C 1814
STATESOF
AU53 PCGS
25797687

Choice $2600 New August 15! STATESOF Variety, Rare Grade, Crusty Original, Chicago ANA New Purchase. An exceptional gem that will sell itself once viewed in hand. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Image Available Soon Capped Bust 25C 1818
AU50
PCGS
15741018
B-4
Choice $1950 New August 15! Antique Gray-Aquamarine, Choice Original Surfaces, Difficult Grade . Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Please call or email for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Gold G$2.5 1839-O
Classic Head
AU58 NGC
4631728015

Choice $9750 New August 14! Rotated Reverse Die, Copper-Gold Patina, Better Date, Recent/New Chicago ANA Purchase. Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert. NGC label has MINT ERROR, ROTATED REVERSE designation. Please email or call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Gold G$2.5 1869-S
Liberty
MS62 NGC
4631729004

Original $4750 New August 14! Better Date, Near-Choice, Orange-Gold Patina, Recent/Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Please email or call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Gold G$2.5 1902
MS65
PCGS
34450509

Gem $925 New August 14! Gem Original, Ideal for Type, Chicago ANA Show New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Please call or email for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Seated 10C 1844
VF35
PCGS
16255383

Choice $825 New August 14! Little Orphan Annie, Choice Original Gray, CAC Approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A Chicago ANA new purchase.
Image Available Soon Seated 10C 1856-O
MS64 PCGS
37904924
F-107
Choice $3475 New August 14! Rare Grade, Frosty Cartwheels, Old Album Toning, New Chicago ANA Show Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Please call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Seated 10C 1856-S
MS62 PCGS
36759706

Original $12000 New August 14! Rare Grade and Date, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Recent/Chicago ANA Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Please call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Seated 10C 1870-S
VF30 PCGS
37068783
F-101
Choice HOLD
$850
New August 14! Choice Original, Rare Date, Iridescent Gray. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Image Available Soon Seated 10C 1885-S
F12
PCGS
37068788
F-101
Choice HOLD
$1600
New August 14! Rare Date so Choice! Undgraded and Choice, Chicago ANA Show New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please email or call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Trade $1 1877
AU55 PCGS
33500971

Original $425 New August 14! Tougher Philadelphia Date, Attractive Gun Metal Gray, Reflective Luster, Well Struck. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Please email or call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Trade $1 1877-S
AU58 NGC
4011432005

Choice $625 New August 14! Choice Original, Mirrored Fields, Gray-Rose and Gold Patina, So Pretty, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Please call or email for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Trade $1 1878-S
MS62 NGC
4883379004

Choice $1200 New August 14! Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Faint Gold, Eye Appeal at Grade, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in NGC large font holder. Please email or call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Barber 10C 1900
MS66+
PCGS
25662368

Gem $2350 New August 13! Gem Original, Recent/Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Barber 50C 1907-D
AU58
PCGS
12136391

Choice $535 New August 13! Near-Gem, Rich Frosty Luster, Excellent Eye Appeal, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Draped Bust 50C 1806
Pointed 6, Stem
VF35 PCGS
27892687
O-114
Choice $1200 New August 13! Choice Original, Prime Die State, No Die Cracks, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder. Please call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Gold G$1 1851
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS63+ PCGS
37613383

Choice $540 New August 13! One of Three MS63+, Choice Original, Frosty Surfaces, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holders
Image Available Soon Gold G$2.5 1907
Liberty
MS64 PCGS
21606547

Gem $500 New August 13! Gem Original, Rich Frosty Luster, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. Please call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Gold G$2.5 1907
Liberty
MS64 NGC
3220263003

Gem $525 New August 13! Gem Original, A Wow! Coin, Orange-Gold Patina, Undegraded, Recent/Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Please call for cellphone images.
Gold G$20 1904S Gold G$20 1904-S
Liberty
MS64
NGC Fatty
26030110

Choice $2150 New August 13! Near-Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Orange-Gold Patina, Denver Collection. Brilliant frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels are the highlight of this quality 1904 San Francisco struck $20 double eagle. Surfaces are covered with orange-gold patina that is transparent to the underlying luster. A few scattered field abrasions account for the assigned grade though the eye appeal is most pleasing. A near-gem example that received CAC approval for its above average preservation state and overall eye appeal. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC green bean. A great numismatic option to also procuring nearly an ounce of bullion gold. A new divestment from the Denver Collection.
Image Available Soon Gold G$5 1881-S
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
84001855

Choice $1450 New August 13! Near-Gem Original, Orange-Gold Mint Bloom, Substantial Eye Appeal, Recent/Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS64 PCGS
83574788

Choice $750 New August 13! Near-Gem, Swirling Frosty Luster, CAC Candidate, Recent/Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Please call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Seated 10C 1865-S
VF35
PCGS
37458924

Choice HOLD
$1125
New August 13! Choice Original, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Seated 25C 1847
MS63
PCGS
36326794

Choice HOLD
$2000
New August 13! Compass Point Reverse, Choice Original+, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Seated 50C 1845-O
MS62 PCGS
37334008

Choice $2100 New August 13! Choice Original, Mirrored Fields, Gray-Rose, Patina, Recent/Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Please call for cellphone images.
Image Available Soon Standing Liberty 25C 1924-D
MS65
PCGS
28477721

Gem $525 New August 13! Gem Original, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder. Please call for cellphone images.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 10C 1892
MS64
PCGS
8007741

Gem $650 New August 11! Attractive Gem, Perfect First Year Issue Type, Hammered Strike, Ideal for PCGS Rattler Type Set. How about a GFRC offerings that is multifaceted? This gorgeous 1892 Barber dime would serve the buyer well for three separate collecting objectives; first year type, PCGS rattler holder and Gold CAC sets. A no question gem original offering that looks much better in hand than on the GFRC images. Housed in PCGS 1.2 (1986-1989) Rattler holder with GOLD CAC approval. Available at GFRC Table #1634 at the Chicago ANA show. Or you might immediately order online.
Buffalo 5C 1938D Buffalo 5C 1938-D
MS65
PCGS Rattler
9117703

Gem $175 New August 11! Ideal for PCGS Rattler Type Collection, Gem Original, Spectacular Eye Appeal, GOLD CAC Approval. An impressive 1938-D Buffalo with brilliant luster and bold strike. An ideal candidate for collectors building PCGS rattler holder type sets with gold CAC bean as a bonus. Obviously, this piece was badly undegraded during its initial review. Housed in PCGS 1.2 (1986-1989) Rattler holder with GOLD CAC approval. This Buffalo and many other Gold CAC type coins will be available at GFRC Table #1634 at the Chicago ANA.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 50C 1936
MS65
PCGS OGH
4450448

Gem HOLD
$295
New August 11! York, Superb Gem, Just Buy It Now Recommendation, Gold CAC Approval. A superb gem original York commemorative half dollar that has been so well preserved. Light rose-gold patina covers both sides and does not impede the satiny mint blooming and impressive cartwheel. Worthy of an immediate JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with Gold CAC approval. One of the many outstanding Gold CAC offerings to be featured at GFRC Table #1634 at the Chicago ANA.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 50C 1936
MS62
PCGS OGH
4210966

Choice $295 New August 11! Bay Bridge, Frosty Matte Finish, Hammered Strike, Superb Eye at Grade, Gold CAC Approval. Yes indeed, this gorgeous Bay Bridge silver commemorative was clearly undegraded! Matte frosty surfaces and luster are most pleasing. Strike is hammered with every subtle die polish line being visible. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with Gold CAC approval. This lovely commemorative along with many other Gold CAC approved types coins, in vintage holders, will be available at GFRC's Table #1634 at the Chicago ANA. Lots of pleasing quality for not much money.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 50C 1946
MS63
PCGS Rattler
2163181

Gem HOLD
$295
New August 11! Iowa, No Question Gem, Bright Frosty Luster, Gold CAC. Undegraded by at least two full Mint State points. Brilliant frosty luster is so pleasing on this gem Iowa commemorative. Housed in PCGS 1.2 (1986-1989) Rattler holder with GOLD CAC approval. This Iowa early silver commemorative and many other Gold CAC type coins will be available at GFRC Table #1634 at the Chicago ANA.
Gold G$2.5 1904 Gold G$2.5 1904
Liberty
MS67 PCGS
29883697

Gem $3075 New August 11! Superb Gem, Brilliant Mint Bloom, Greenish-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Unabraded surfaces are richly covered with mint frost on both sides. Frosty luster is thick with vibrant cartwheels. Strike fully complete and hammered. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. An exciting united States gold $25 quarter eagle option for advanced gold type set builders.
Gold G$5 1852C Gold G$5 1852-C
Liberty
AU55 PCGS
82285748

Choice $3150 New August 11! Charlotte Branch Mint, Mirrored Fields, Green-Gold Surfaces, Osprey Collection. Charlotte branch mint survivor from a mintage of 72,574 pieces. Surfaces have a matter finishes that generate reflective luster during bright light inspection. Overall coloring is a medium green-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Yet another hand selected offering from the Osprey Collection.
Mercury 10C 1945S Mercury 10C 1945-S
MS66
NGC Fatty
143587001

Gem HOLD
$145
New August 11! Superb Gem, Incredible Luster and Eye Appeal, Gold CAC Approval. Let's open the description for this magnificent 1945-S dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. A superb gem with watery luster and absolutely pleasing cartwheel action under a light source. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with light green outlined label. Hurry on this offering as worth every penny of the asking price. I've seen many Mercury Gold CAC pieces but nothing that compares to this 1945-S example.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan $1 1881-S
MS65
PCGS
20372177

Gem $295 New August 11! Gem Original, Mirrored Fields, Undegraded, Gold CAC Approval. A no question gem with light copper rose obverse toning. Fields are mirrored. Obviously undegraded during its 15 second review at PCGS. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Gold CAC approval. This nice offering and many other Gold CAC approved type coins will be available at GFRC Table #1634 at Chicago ANA.
Peace $1 1926D Peace $1 1926-D
MS66+
PCGS
37997103

Gem $15500 New August 11! Superb Gem, Frosty Luster, Satin Texture, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A superb gem 1926-D Peace dollar that is sharply struck along with exceptional eye appeal. Frosty luster boldly uniform with a pleasing satin texture. Light iridescent toning can be seen with a glass. Device details are bold and exact with their definition. Surfaces are amazingly well preserved. An offering for the sophisticated collector building a top set of Peace dollars. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The Osprey Collection locates yet another magnificent inventory offering for GFRC customers.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 10C 1872
MS62
NGC Fatty
230913006
F-103
Choice $1195 New August 11! Watery Mirrors, Substantially Undegraded, Classic Rose-Blue Bright Light Patina, Fatty Holder. Sometimes I am taken back on how substantial the undegrading is on Gold CAC approved type coins. This 1872 F-103 proof dime is way better than the originally assigned MS62 designation. Mirrors are watery and undisturbed. There are no hairlines. Bright light viewing reveals classic center rose with peripheral blue coloring. How did this piece get placed into an PF62 holder? There is a tiny planchet defect, as made, to the right of Liberty's head which was net graded. John Albanese saw the injustice and evened the score. This piece is full MS64 if not a gem. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with GOLD CAC approval. Part of a large Gold CAC type set to be displayed at GFRC Table #1634 at Chicago ANA show.
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 10C 1882
AU55
PCGS
02496704
F-106
Choice $420 New August 11! Crusty Rose-Teal Patina, Undegraded, Gold CAC Approval. A lovely 1882 Liberty Seated dime with rich rose, teal and aquamarine crusty patina on both sides. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with GOLD CAC approval. Part of a substantial lot of Gold CAC type coins at GFRC Table #1634 at Chicago ANA. Hurry and pre-order online to secure.
Seated 50C 1886 Seated 50C 1886
MS66 PCGS
81730531

Gem $9500 New August 11! Superb Gem, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Pristine Surfaces, Osprey Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Full description after the Chicago ANA show. An exceptional offering from the Osprey Collection.
Walking Liberty 50C 1943 Walking Liberty 50C 1943
MS65
NGC Fatty
199247015

Gem $395 New August 11! Superb Gem, Rich Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Gold CAC Approval. A gorgeous Walking Liberty half dollar offering as type candidate. Fully struck with deeply impressed vertical skirt lines and rounded thumb. Frosty luster simply drips off this marvelous offering. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with GOLD CAC approval. Part of a 19 piece Gold CAC type collection available at GFRC table #1634 at Chicago ANA show.
Early Commems 50C 1926S Early Commems 50C 1926-S
MS65
PCGS
5454181

Gem HOLD
$395
New August 10! Oregon Trail, Superb Gem, Steely Gray-Gold and Aquamarine Toning, Serious Eye Appeal. A superb gem Oregon Trail that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Bold steely luster highlights intermixed gray-gold and aquamarine colors. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with Gold CAC approval. Please check the GFRC images carefully as they are 100% color matched. This early commemorative and many other Gold CAC approved offerings will be available at GFRC Table #1634 at the Chicago ANA.
Flying Eagle 1C 1857 Flying Eagle 1C 1857
MS60
PCGS OGH
2422921

Choice $1250 New August 10! Ideal for PCGS OGH Type Collection, Choice Original, GOLD CAC Approval. One of four 1857 Flying Eagle cents to be awared a Gold CAC sticker. This choice original specimen is ideal for a PCGS Rattler type set or more aggressive Gold CAC set. Fully struck with brown-gold luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with GOLD CAC approval. To be featured at the GFRC Chicago ANA table #1634.
Gold G$20 1904 Gold G$20 1904
Liberty
MS64PL NGC
1981586008

Choice $2700 New August 10! Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Mirrored/Proof Like Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike. A nicely mirrored 1904 $20 double eagle with brilliant luster. Given the proof like fields, reflective cartwheels are most entertaining during bright light viewing. Strike is hammered with high relief stars and reverse scroll edges. The opportunity to study such well struck gold provides a complete understanding of fully struck circulation strikes. There are some scattered field abrasions consistent with the assigned graded. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and "PL" designation on the label.
Indian 1C 1860 Indian 1C 1860
AU55
PCGS OGH
4612999

Gem HOLD
$325
New August 10! Ideal for PCGS OGH Copper-Nickel Type Collection, Gem Original, GOLD CAC Approval. A gem 1860 Copper-Nickel Indian cent that is housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with GOLD CAC approval. Gold CAC approval population for the Indian Copper-Nickel type is limited to ony twelve pieces across the 1860 - 1864 dates. This offering is the only 1860 CN cent in existence with Gold CAC approval. To be featured at the GFRC Chicago ANA table #1634 is not sold immediately.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
Large Stars
AU50
PCGS
35646086
F-113
Choice $375 New August 10! Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Reverse Die Flaw, Choice Original, Light Gray with Pastel Aquamarine-Gold, CAC Approved. The 1838 F-113 die pairing is easily attributed by a combination of significant obverse die wear below the date and ending at Liberty's foot coupled with reverse die flaws between ONE and DIME. This most attractive example is fully struck with light gray patina that contains embedded pastel aquamarine-gold and rose shades. Surfaces are choice and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
No Drapery
AU53 PCGS
36669498
TOP #13
F-106a
Original HOLD
$645
New August 10! Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Cobweb Shattered Reverse, Late Die State, Light Gold Patina, Fully Struck. The 1839-O F-106a die variety is sought after in higher grades by die variety specialist due to its spectacular cobweb die crack appearance. This reverse is always seen with a die crack progression which eventually lead to the spectacular cobweb shaped shattered reverse. The F-106 die pair saw significant usage as evidenced by the available amount of circulated examples with varying degrees of reverse die cracks. When the reverse approaches the full cobweb shattered die state, the obverse also exhibits die cracks through Liberty's head into the cap and upper right field stars. The offered example is essentially at the terminal die state. Surfaces are toned a light gold with residual satiny luster. Regardless of the cracked dies, the strike is hammered with bold devices on both sides. Residual mint frost surrounds the stars and reverse legend. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. An important No Drapery die variety offering that is listed as entry #13 in the Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1842 Seated 10C 1842
AU58
NGC
563028009
F-105
Choice HOLD
$395
New August 10! Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Early Philadelphia With Stars Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Rose-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheels. The AU58 grade level has become very popular in the past few years due to Everyman Sets. Adding on CAC approval further increases the desirability. This quality 1842 Philadelphia strike warrants attention for those hunting better AU58 examples. Surface are no question choice with considerable mint frost remaining. Moderated rose-gold covers the obverse while the reverse is toned faint gold with darker shades at the periphery. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Accurately graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 25C 1857
MS64
PCGS
21062659

Choice $1125 New August 10! Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Ideal Mint State Type, Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster. Classic heavily toned mint state eye appeal is at hand for this lovely 1857 Liberty Seated quarter. A silver piece that performs well during bright light viewing with satiny overall luster and bright peripheral blues. Strike is typical for the date. An ancient grade limiting mark is seen in the upper left field otherwise the surfaces are unabraded. Fairly graded for overall eye appeal and preservation state. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 25C 1890
AU53 PCGS
35869348

Original $500 New August 10! Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Popular Late Philadelphia Date, Frosty Cartwheels, Rose and Blue Toning, Fairly Graded. If a fan of later date Liberty Seated quarters and looking for great luster and colors, then this offering might just be for you. A pleasing example with frosty cartwheel that showcases the rose-blue obverse toning along with reverse golden-rose hues. Strike is typical for the date. Fairly graded and housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. GFRC images are not the best and fail to capture the strong luster. This one will definitely look much better in hand upon arrival.
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 50C 1860-O
AU58 PCGS
83004296
WB-9
R3
Choice HOLD
$525
New August 10! Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Repunched Mintmark, Original Steely Luster, Crusty Antique Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck. If old time originality is your cup of tea, then please pay special attention to this 1860-O WB-9 Seated half dollar offering. Surfaces are steely with crisp reflective luster that manages to radiate through the crusty old time patina. Obverse coloring is combination of ebony-gray with underlying burnt gold. The same gold coloring covers the reverse. Strike is bold and pleasing. There is light rub on the left facing breast and on the lower reverse devices. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 5C 1844 Seated 5C 1844
AU58
NGC
4715859007
V-3c FS-301
Choice HOLD
$400
New August 10! Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! V-3c Repunched Date, Pretty Blue-Rose Patina, Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels. 1844 Philadelphia strike come with several different repunched dates. V-3c features bold repunching below the 8 and 4 digits. This variety is also listed as FS-301 (Cherrypickers) and recognized by PCGS. This near gem original example features bold repunching under the date digits and rich frosty luster. Intermixed blues and rose coloring are amplified by the luster and active cartwheels. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. The NGC label does not call out the variety.
Seated 5C 1854 Seated 5C 1854
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
15595234

Gem HOLD
$895
New August 10! Gem Original, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Gold and Aquamarine Toning, Hammered Strike, Undegraded and So Attractive. Vibrant frosty cartwheel luster dominates when viewing this lovely 1854 Seated half dime. One quick look will have the collector scratching their heads as to the assigned MS63 grade. Surfaces are covered with combination gold and aquamarine patina that is transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is hammered with all stars having rounded points while Liberty's facial characteristic and hair hurls are perfectly struck. There are no blemishes to warrant a net grading situation. Clearly this 1854 half dime is undegraded and at the MS64+ to MS65 level at current standards. A cool acquisition for a type set to fill that With Arrows hole. Additionally, this piece cold be collected for its Gold CAC sticker as so few exist for Liberty Seated coinage. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with GOLD CAC approval. Previously sold by GFRC during October 2017 and back for a second apperance.
Gold G$10 1881CC Gold G$10 1881-CC
Liberty
AU55 NGC
69782319

Choice $3825 New August 9! Low Mintage Issue, Choice Original, Orange-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Murphys Collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering this affordable 1881 Carson City specimen, one of 24,0154 struck. Frosty surfaces are well preserved with moderate orange-gold patina. Strike is essentially with high relief stars and fully defined eagle wing tips. Definition of the lower claws and olive bring show some slight weakness. A very scarce date in AU55 or better with choice mint state examples being unknown. The AU55 grade level is an excellent "value" point. Housed in earlier NGC holder with ANA hologram. An important Carson City gold offering from the Murphys Collection that warrants special consideration.
Gold G$10 1893 Gold G$10 1893
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
32740457

Choice $925 New August 9! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Denver Collection. Ex. Osprey Collection. An accurately graded 1893 $10 eagle with ample mint frost and vibrant cartwheels. Field chatter is consisted with the assigned grade. Worthy of special attention considering recent increases in bullion gold pricing along with the coveted CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The Denver Collection consignor is in a cash raising mode allowing this piece to return to market.
Gold G$10 1906D Gold G$10 1906-D
Liberty
MS62 PCGS
81626710

Choice $865 New August 9! Choice Original, Flashy Mirrored Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. A quality 1893 $10 eagle that is worthy of MS62+ given sufficient attributes of a higher grade. Mirrored surfaces are flashy reflective under bright light. Luster is beyond the MS62 assigned grade but with mirrored surfaces, blemishes are amplified including some mild field chatter in the left obverse field that was grade limiting. A boldly struck example with deeply impressed devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Gold G$5 1891CC Gold G$5 1891-CC
Liberty
AU58 NGC
4700302012

Choice $1475 New August 9! Popular Carson City $5 Half Eagle Type, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck, Murphys Collection. If in the gold market for a Carson City half eagle type coin, this 1891-CC offerings might be worth considering. A freshly graded example that is housed in new large font NGC holder. Reflective luster is crisp with active cartwheels. Fields are lightly mirrored with minimum abrasions. The reverse surfaces have a mind frosty texture and active cartwheels. Coloring is green-gold. Overall, a well balance $5 half eagle that was originally hand selected by the Murphys Collection consignor. The divestment time has come with this lovely piece retruning to the market. Ideal as a Carson City type coin.
Gold G$5 1892CC Gold G$5 1892-CC
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
34193576

Choice HOLD
$1075
New August 9! Fresh CAC Approval, Choice Original Surfaces, Old Time Copper-Gold Patina, Murphys Collection. A well preserved 1892-CC $5 half eagle is just back from CAC with a fresh green bean sticker. I was most confident that this Murphys Collection consignment would be approved at CAC due to the attractive copper-gold patina coupled with minimal abrasions and accurate grading. Since having EF45 grade level wear, this piece spent time in circulation but luckily, was not mishandled. A classic appearance and overall quality that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1846 Seated $1 1846
AU58
PCGS
14720111

Choice HOLD
$1800
New August 9! Choice Original, Lightly Frosted Surfaces, Cartwheel Luster, Gun Metal Gray-Gold, Peak Collection. The 1846 Liberty Seated dollar date sports a mintage of 110,600 and is available in all circulated grades. Collector challenge is locating the best possible specimen for acquisition. The Peak Collection is back with a lovely example that grades AU58 along with CAC approval. This examples has lightly frosty surfaces and cartwheel luster. Light gun metal gray-gold surrounds the major devices and is a bit more intense at the peripheries. Fully struck with all devices deeply impressed. A few obverse contact marks are of no consequence. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1870 Seated 50C 1870
MS64 NGC
3215167003

Gem $3500 New August 9! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Denver Collection. A gorgeous offering with brilliant flashy luster and vibrant cartwheels that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This 1870 Liberty Seated half was showcased at the first LSCC ANA Summer Seminar course by the Denver Collection owner to many accolades. Uniform rose transitions to sky blue at the obverse periphery while a copper gold ring nicely framed the mostly untoned center devices. Fully struck with bold devices on bold sides. Accurately graded on a technical basis due to some obverse field chatter. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Previously sold by GFRC into the Denver Collection during mid 2015 and now back on the market.
Seated 50C 1876CC Seated 50C 1876-CC
MS62 NGC
1288774003
WB-16
R3
Original $1525 New August 9! Small CC, Early Die State, Steely Luster, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray-Gold, Murphys Collection. Popular 1876 Carson City date in the Liberty Seated half dollar series. Collected by coinage series, Carson City mint, and by die variety. This Murphys Collection offering features steely surfaces with intermixed gun metal gray-blue and gold patina. Fully struck from the WB-16 die pairing during an early die state. Dies are fresh and crisp with no traces of die cracks. The lower reverse feathers are a tad weak as hubbed. Bright light viewing is a pleasure as the coloring shifts from gun metal gray-blue to golden hues. There is one abrasion on Liberty 's neck otherwise the fields are essentially unabraded. Steely luster is a bit muted due to the thick patina and is the basis for the assigned grade. Housed in earlier NGC holder with ANA hologram.
Seated 50C 1877CC Seated 50C 1877-CC
MS62
PCGS
27639936
WB-15
Choice $1800 New August 9! Near-Gem for Grade, Heavily Frosted Surfaces, Superior Eye Appeal, Murphys Collection. Let's start the description for this well preserved 1877-CC WB-15 Liberty Seated half dollar with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How can you go wrong with heavily frosted surfaces and crisp cartwheels on top of superior eye appeal? Some lucky buyer will be thrilled once adding this half dollar to their collection. The assigned MS62 appears to under represent the well preserved surfaces that are nicely framed with peripheral gold on both sides. String is completely executed with no points of weakness within the lower reverse devices along with high relief stars. There are two micro ticks on Liberty of no consequence and should not account for the assigned grade. A bit undegraded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this Muphys Collection offering.
Capped Bust 50C 1830 Capped Bust 50C 1830
Small 0
AU58 PCGS
36266063
O-104
R3
Choice New Price
$680
New August 8! Chicago ANA Price Reduction! O-104, Near Gem Original, Bright Light Eye Candy, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine Rose Patina, Susquehana Collection. Superior bright light eye appeal is the highlight of this special 1830 O-104 Capped Bust half dollar offering from the Susquehanna Collection. Off the market for decades and now freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Sourced from Bowers & Ruddy by the Susquehana Collection and presently time to sell. One can immediately appreciate the mirrored fields and radiant cartwheel luster that is bold and reflective. The aquamarine-rose patina is transparent to the underlying luster and shifts to gold at the peripheries. Strike is typical and dies are heavily clashed. The assigned AU58 grade level is accurate as there is faint rub on the cheek and gown line. The AU58 grade level is ideal for collectors to purchase substantial eye appeal at a competitive price.
Early Copper 1C 1864 Early Copper 1C 1864
Copper Nickel
AU58 PCGS
34249417

Choice $185 New August 2! Copper Nickel, Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. Full description shortly.
Early Copper 1C 1870 Early Copper 1C 1870
AU58 PCGS
32569967

Original $535 New August 2! Better Date, Strictly Original, Desirable AU58 Grade, Twin Lakes Collection . Full description shortly.
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 10C 1821
Large Date
AU50 PCGS
19654411
JR-5
R3
Choice $750 New August 1! PQ, Choice Original, Running Boar Collection. A lovely Bust dime with original surfaces and a pleasing palette of color. The elevation chromatics, with gray devices and colorful fields, are a well-known signature of the natural toning that is here on full display. The obverse features russet in the protected areas while the reverse exhibits a varied mix of rust, gold, and blue-green shades. A couple light obverse lines connect star 9 with the cap, and the strike is typical with a few weak star centers. A visually arresting piece. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 holder (2005-2011), and previously from Superior 2/1987, Lot 902.
Capped Bust 50C 1835 Capped Bust 50C 1835
MS61 PCGS
35446933
O-110
R2
Choice $985 New August 1! Choice, Flashy, Running Boar Collection. Nature has graced this Bust half with obverse splashes of olive and aqua, while the reverse exhibits hues of reddish-brown and indigo. The underlying luster powers through and further conveys the varied toning on both sides. The strike is typical with a couple flat obverse stars and not quite full definition in the eagle's wings. The overall effect is pleasing - this is a large, lustrous coin, the kind that can impress collector and non-collector friends alike. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Gold G$5 1882 Gold G$5 1882
Liberty
MS64 PCGS
06719791

Choice $850 New August 1! Near Gem, Choice, Running Boar Collection. Frosty surfaces reveal warm gold color with hints of rose and pink in the fields. The strike is complete with strong star centers and good detail below the reverse shield. Gold is naturally more "marky" than silver or copper, but this example exhibits only small ticks in the focal area of the cheek. A great type-coin from an era when "hard money" reigned supreme. Everyone should have some gold in their portfolio, so why not choose something more numismatically interesting like this piece? Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 50C 1839
With Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28055651
WB-3
Choice New Price
$480
New July 31! With Drapery Type, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Better Than Average Strike, Running Boar Collection. A partial year type coin during 1839 as mintage included both No Drapery and With Drapery master hub designs. This With Drapery example warrants a choice original quality rating and would easily fit into a circulated date and mintmark set collection. Surfaces are covered with uniform crusty gray-brown patina. Strike is actually better than average as 1839 Seated halves are notorious for weak lower reverse devices. Surfaces are mostly unabraded with only one field mark above Liberty's left facing shoulder needing mention. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering at the grade level from the Running Boar Collection.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 10C 1841-O
AU55 PCGS
29200292
F-104
Choice HOLD
$600
New July 30! Greer Plate Coin, Choice Original, Medium O, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
With Arrows
MS61 ANACS
880888
F-102a
Choice $485 New July 30! Proof-Like, Business Strike from Proof Dies, Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in ANACS old white holder. Full description shortly.
Gold G$20 1911 Gold G$20 1911
St Gaudens
MS63
PCGS
11753946

Choice $2550 New July 29! Thick Crusty Orange-Gold Patina. Choice Original Surfaces, Osprey Collection. St. Gaudens double eagle gold collectors should paid attention to this old time original 1911 Philadelphia strike. Surfaces are covered with crusty orange-gold patina along with darker toning regions on the highest points. This piece screams originality at its best. How I wish GFRC could locate more offerings of this caliber. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A fabulous offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1843D Gold G$5 1843-D
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
36527146
Small D
Choice HOLD
$3500
New July 29! Small D, Rare Die Variety, Choice Original Surfaces, Copper-Gold Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. A rare 1843-D Small D offering that has been newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. 1843 Dahlonega struck $5 half eagles will be found with Medium D and Small D mintmarks. The Small D variety is the rarer of the two mintmark sizes and sells for a premium due to rarity and importance. This example is well preserved with natural copper-gold patina and choice surfaces. Most 1843-D survivors will be found with abraded surfaces or even cleanings. Luckily, this specimen found its way to Europe where it was carefully preserved for current day collectors. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1873 Seated 50C 1873
With Arrows Quad Stripes
EF Details PCGS
36937431
WB-109
Original $485 New July 29! "Quad Stripes" Double Die Obverse, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Silver-Gold Patina, Original Surfaces, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection . This 1873 Double Die Obverse "Quad Stripe" Seated half dollar has original surfaces with PCGS grading being much too conservative. The striking of 1873 With Arrows "Quad Stripe" coinage was accomplished with polished dies resulting in mirrored fields. The PCGS grader must have seen the atypical reflective luster and decided that a Cleaned designation was appropriate. Since investing grading and variety attribution fees to secure 'Quad Stripe" on the label, on behalf of Dr. Peterson, it was my displeasure to start over and give PCGS more monies to get it right plus another variety attribution charge. As a result, this piece is being offered in its first grading attempt holder with EF Details designation. In hand inspection is waranted towards your own conclusion on preservation condition. I'm going with an Original quality rating as this piece is that, Original. Obverse die doubling is bold and distinctive. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Arrows DDO FS-1101, WB-109 "Quad Strike" on the label.
Seated 50C 1874CC Seated 50C 1874-CC
Railroad Tracks
VF Details PCGS
33414177
WB-102, WB-3a
R6
Cleaned $2250 New July 29! Rare Railroad Track Reverse, Dull Gray Surfaces, Cleaned, Important Die Variety. As a date, 1874 Carson City strikes totaled 59,000 pieces from three obverse dies and a single reverse die. A populaer and rare die variety occurs during the WB-3 die pairing. Extensive die damage is found on the reverse and has been nicknamed "railroad tracks" due to to its apperance. This die damage remains unexplained to this day. On the Dr. Glenn Peterson specimen, both sets of "railroad tracks" are easily viewed with 10x loupe. This is the best example that Dr. Peterson could locate though cleaned. Surfaces are unabraded but with an old cleaned that has left a dull finish. Light gray toning covers the obverse while the reverse has faint gold coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Peterson pedigree amd WB-102 designation on the label. An R6 rarity according to Liberty Seated half dollar expert Bill Bugert. Pricing this offering is difficult as PCGS has only graded six total with the highest being VF20. There are no CoinFacts auction records. This piece is here to sell with offers welcomed.
Trade $1 1876CC Trade $1 1876-CC
Chop Mark
MS61 PCGS
31855357
I/II
Original $4950 New July 29! Multiple Chop Marks, Rare Date In Mint State, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Triple chop marks are found on this Mint State graded 1876-CC Trade dollar. The 1876 Carson City date is rare in Mint States with a limited mintage of 509,000 and limited survival rate choice through gem. Chop marked certified examples are very rate in Mint State grades with only four designated at the MS61 grade level and one better at MS63. This MS61 example offers rich frosty luster and active cartwheels. There are two chops on the obverse and one on the reverse. Two of three chops are definitely of Chinese origin and read Forest and Forever. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with "Chop Mark" listed on the label. Another important numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection and a special opportunity for fans of chop marked Trade dollars.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 10C 1892
MS62 NGC
4502672001

Choice $125 New July 28! Excellent Type Candidate, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Heavily Clashed Dies. 1892 brings the first year of Barber coinage issue. The year is popular with type collectors and readily available across the three Barber denominations. Brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels are so pleasing on this 1892 dime strike. Strike is hammered with heavy die clashing on both sides. Reverse has faint rose patina that was amplified by GFRC photography. Reasonable priced for the quality.
Barber 50C 1904S Barber 50C 1904-S
AU58 PCGS
81935152

Choice $10500 New July 28! Choice Original Toner, Twin Lakes Collection. This 1904-S issue represents the lowest San Francisco mintage in the Barber half series, and in higher grades the coin becomes especially scarce. This is a beautifully toned example with medium shades of gray underlying olive, blue, and golden hues. Marks are consistent with the assigned grade and nicely hidden by the design features. Luster is generous for the grade with moderate cartwheel effect still remaining. Housed in a PCGS Gen6.0 (2015-date) holder. The 1904-S is a key within the Barber half set, a coin that will be looked at first when evaluating a set. Why not put your best foot forward with this coin?
Buffalo 5C 1924D Buffalo 5C 1924-D
AU58 PCGS
25505325

Choice $525 New July 28! Appealing, Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. The AU58 is ideal collector grade, with most examples providing complete detail and remaining luster. This piece scores higher than average on the "luster-o-meter," and, with only scattered marks, merits a choice designation for the grade. Toning is nickel-gray with occasional russet, most prominent on the bison's shoulder. The strike is typical, as the Denver Mint struggled to produce strikes on par with the quality of the Philadelphia Mint, and the buffalo emerges from the die with slightly less relief than one might see on a well-struck example. The overall effect remains pleasing, and this is an ideal selection at the AU58 level, combining aesthetic appeal with the lower mintage of a better-date Denver issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 holder (2011-2013).
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 50C 1807
Small Stars
AU58 PCGS
26147551
O-113
Original $11200 New July 28! Crusty Original, Twin Lakes Collection. This is the first year for Capped Bust half dollar production, and the Overton-113, a distinct variety with small obverse stars, is listed in the Guide Book as a separate type. Indeed, the Guide Book prices this higher than any other 1807 Capped Bust variety with the exception of the famed "Bearded Goddess" (O-111b). This attractive example exhibits steely fields under the original skin, with varying shades of gray, plum, and evergreen. There are a few scattered marks above the reverse eagle, but the obverse surfaces are exceptionally smooth for the technical grade. This coin is a prize at the AU level, with prices advancing substantially for mint state pieces. The PCGS census lists only nine pieces numerically finer, making this an excellent opportunity to acquire one of the highest graded examples at an optimal price point. This Twin Lakes beauty is housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Indian 1C 1886 Indian 1C 1886
Variety 2
AU58 PCGS
82689530

Original $315 New July 28! Frosty, Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. Variety 2 for this issue is distinguished by the placement of C and A in AMERICA, with these two letters more closely spaced than on Variety 1. This is a recognized Guide Book variety and more popular as such. This piece presents even copper color throughout with slate hues gracing the high points of both sides. A small dig in Liberty's cheek is toned over and blends with the surrounding area in the portrait. Under a light, the satiny luster is ample. A nice example for the type, and one with a mintage substantially less than most of the 20th century Indian cents. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Liberty 5C 1884 Liberty 5C 1884
AU58 PCGS
18034565

Choice $165 New July 28! Lustrous, Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. The Liberty nickel was introduced in 1883, replacing the Shield nickel, one of the duller designs in the U.S. coin series. The new coin rightfully restored Liberty's place on the 5-cent piece, and these collectible coins have been popular ever since. This piece, from the second year of production is a lustrous AU example with cartwheel-effect still evident while tilting. A few scattered ticks are consistent with the grade, and the medium-gray color is occasionally highlighted by pleasing streaks of rose and russet. The strike is complete with just a touch of weakness on the right obverse stars. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4S (2010-2011) holder.
Liberty 5C 1885 Liberty 5C 1885
AU58 PCGS
20673253

Original $1950 New July 28! Key Date, Twin Lakes Collection. Aside from the unapproachable 1913, the Liberty nickel series has three keys, the 1885, 1886, and 1912-D issues, with the 1885 being the toughest of this trio. While the mintage of the 1912-D is lower, the watchword here is the survival rate, and the 1885 was simply not saved in substantial quantity at the time of issue. Today even a worn smooth G-4 example will run several hundred dollars. This completely struck example exhibits sharp star centers, with soft luster and multiple bands of tan hues on both sides. On the whole, this coin offers significant "foundational value" as a fully-detailed example of the series key. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011). Note, the reverse haze is on the holder, not the coin.
Morgan $1 1892 Morgan $1 1892
AU58 PCGS
30019251

Original $180 New July 28! Lustrous Slider, Twin Lakes Collection. The 1892 Morgan is a slightly better date in the series, with barely a million pieces struck. The Twin Lakes consignor liked to avoid overly common dates, and this example is no exception. The coin is a true "slider" with superior luster and just a few traces of wear on the high points, notably Liberty's ear and surrounding curls. Marks are minimal for the assigned grade, with only a short horizontal line underneath Liberty's chin worthy of mention. A flashy coin for the grade and a pleasing representative of the Morgan design. This coin is in a Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) PCGS holder.
Morgan $1 1899S Morgan $1 1899-S
AU58 PCGS
18311733

Choice $295 New July 28! Choice, Better-Date, Twin Lakes Collection. Another lower-mintage Morgan from the Twin Lakes consignor, the 1899-S dollar was struck to the extent of just 2.5 million pieces during an era when the Mint was keeping the silver pipeline as full as possible. Frosty luster on this example hosts even silver color throughout, with a bit more "pop" than is revealed by these images. The ear and adjacent curl are a touch soft but the remaining detail is strong. Slabbed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 holder (2005-2011).
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
No Drapery
AU58
PCGS
34718859
F-105a
Choice $925 New July 28! CAC, Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. This steely-toned New Orleans Mint dime is a rim-toned wonder with iridescent shading in the obverse stars and a ring of blue-green surrounding the reverse legend. The F-105 variety bears a large-O mintmark, with a smaller O seen on other 1839-O seated dimes. Note, there are a couple hidden obverse lines , but the originality of the coin is the controlling factor here, and in this case strong enough to merit CAC certification. Housed in current (2015-date) PCGS Gen6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 50C 1839
Drapery
EF40 PCGS
33414165
WB-5
Original $285 New July 28! Drapery Type, Frosty Silver Gray Surfaces, Typical Strike, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Back from PCGS with label correction. The label now correctly reads, WB-102, Seated Drapery, Peterson. 1839 was a transition year for the 50c denomination. The Philadelphia mint would end the modified Reich design for Capped Bust half dollars, with a switch to the Liberty Seated design later in the year. Therefore 1839 brings both Reeded Edge and Liberty Seated design information to the PCGS database. When grading and labeling this Peterson Drapery Seated half, PCGS believed it to be a Reeded Edge piece and assigned, "RE, Capped. Lg. Letters" to the label along with "WB-102, Peterson". What a remarkable quality control error and conversation piece! The label contains high level Capped Bust designation along with the correct Liberty Seated half dollar WB-102 Drapery identification plus the Dr. Peterson's pedigree. The actual coin features frosty surfaces with light silver-gray patina and some residual luster under a light source. Strike is typical. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0S Gold Shield holder with Peterson pedigree on label. From the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 50C 1858
AU58
PCGS
82298567

Choice $550 New July 28! CAC, Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. Frosty luster dominates both sides of this 1858 half, and only wear on the high points separates this coin from Mint state consideration. Cartwheel-effect remains evident when tilting, revealing medium silver toning overlaid by rose shades on both sides. The strike is typical, with some weakness in the eagle claws and feathers to the left of the shield. Obverse stars at the right are soft, while the left stars are fully defined. The coin remains solid for the grade, and the CAC certification attests to the overall eye appeal. Housed in a current (2015-date) Gen 6.0 PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1862 Seated 50C 1862
AU58 PCGS
31407740

Choice HOLD
$1100
New July 28! Super Choice, Just Buy It Now, Twin Lakes Collection. Mirrored fields create a near-cameo effect, contrasting with the frosty figure of Liberty. Rich burgundy and champagne hues ring the central figures, particularly on the obverse. A few scattered ticks account for the technical grade, as the high points of Liberty reveal almost no rub. The strike is complete, with full star centers and only a touch of weakness in the reverse arrow feathers. A flashy and attractive coin, which we unreservedly rate JUST BUY IT NOW. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 holder, dating from 2014-2015.
Seated 5C 1872S Seated 5C 1872-S
Below Wreath
AU58
PCGS
12609103

Choice $195 New July 28! Toned, Choice Original, CAC, Twin Lakes Collection. This piece reveals original surfaces with no obtrusive hairlines. The toning is pleasing, with medium gold and rose tones. The obverse exhibits a contrasting two-tone effect with burgundy tones predominating on the high points. The mintmark is placed below the bow, which Al Blythe rates as tougher than the mintmark above bow variety. Typical strike, with some weakness in the right portion of the wreath. The overall effect is appealing, and it is no surprise that CAC agrees. PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Shield 5C 1874 Shield 5C 1874
AU58 PCGS
27720320

Original $185 New July 28! Die Cracked Nickel, Twin Lakes Collection. Nickel is harder than silver or copper, and die cracks are no surprise on Shield nickels. This piece exhibits an advanced obverse crack starting in the legend and descending into the central figure. The strike is typical with less than complete detail in the obverse leaves and reverse stars, and die erosion is apparent above the shield. This is a neat type coin with "a lot of things going on," worthy of examination at any gathering of collectors.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
VF25 PCGS OGH
8340710

Original $1050 New July 27! Closed 3 Date Punch Variety, Frosty White Luster, Low Mintage Date, Very Scarce at Grade Level. A scarce 1873 Liberty Seated quarter date punch size variety with mintage of 40,000. Initial produced in 1873 until complaints that the 3 digit in the date was too closed and could be mistaken for an 8 digit. Date punches were retooled for the dime, quarter, and half dollars denominations resulting in two date punche sizes for that year priority to the addition of arrow. This example has been net graded during the early days of PCGS grading. Device details are full EF or better with brilliant frosty luster that may not be original. At a minimum, this Seated quarter has been dipped. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Small Date. Large Letters
MS63 NGC
2644136001

Choice $2425 New July 27! Small Date, Multi-Color Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Luster, Wire Rims. Multi-color toning is the highlight of this attractive 1842 Small Date Reverse of 1842 Seated half dollar. All devices are fully struck including high relief stars and deeply impressed eagle feathers and claws. There are partial wire rims on both sides. Bright light inspection exposes the underlying steely luster and shifts the darker toning to light blue and rose shades. Fields are unabraded and pleasing. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Last auction appearance record is Febuary 2015 where this piece realized $2585.
Seated $1 1840 Seated $1 1840
VG10 raw

Original $400 New July 26! First Year Issue, Gray-Rose Patina, Original Surfaces, Honest Wear, New Jersey Collection. A lovely original gray-rose example with honest wear and surfaces free of any significant abrasion. Rim integrity is complete. A solid 1840 dated Seated dollar that will fit in nicely into a circulated Dansco collection. A round of duplicates from the New Jersey Collection consignor.
Seated $1 1843 Seated $1 1843
G06 raw

Original $300 New July 26! Honest Wear, Dark Peripheral Gray Toning, Bold Residual Devices, New Jersey Collection. A solid 1843 Liberty Seated dollar that has seen heavy circulation. Original surfaces are free of significant defects. Darker gray shades are concentrated at the rims. A nice duplicate from the New Jeresey Collection.
Seated $1 1847 Seated $1 1847
AU50 raw

Market Acceptable $625 New July 26! Bold Devices, Steely Luster, Gray Toned Surfaces, Considerable In Hand Eye Appeal, Faint Hairlines, New Jersey Collection . Considerable in hand eye appeal due to classic gray toned surfaces and steely luster. 1847 Philadelphia strikes have a mintage of only 140,750 and not often seen in AU or better. I've assigned a Market Acceptable quality rating as the obverse fields are lightly hairlined when viewed under a halogen light and 10x loupe. Being conservative with quality rating is important at GFRC. Overall, a lovely offering for a Dansco album collection. From the New Jersey Collection.
Seated $1 1850O Seated $1 1850-O
VF35 raw

Cleaned $725 New July 26! Better New Orleans Date, Steely Fields, Peripheral Gray-Gold Toning, Old Cleaning, New Jersey Collection . Tiny mintage of 40, 000 for 1850 New Orlean strikes. Intended for deep South circulation probably in the Mississippi Basin area. More challenging than its earlier 1846-O counterpart. Like many 1850 survivors, this piece has been mechanically cleaned resulting is dull white-gray surfaces. A Dansco duplicate from the New Jersey Collection.
Seated $1 1859O Seated $1 1859-O
AU50 raw

Market Acceptable $650 New July 26! Substantial Eye Appeal, Steely Gray Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, Fully Struck, New Jersey Collection. I've gone back and forth on the GFRC quality rating selection for this lovely 1859-O Liberty Seated dollar. In hand inspection suggests an Original quality rating due to gun metal gray-blue toning and steely fields. Inspection under a halogen light revealed a few scattered obverse field hairlines in conjunction with some glossy texture to the steel luster. As a result, I'm going with a Market Acceptable quality rating as this piece may not be strictly original but at the same time, is desirable due to the natural coloring. Ideal candidate for a Dansco collection. Another quality duplicate from the New Jersey Collection.
Seated $1 1868 Seated $1 1868
F12 raw

Cleaned $395 New July 26! Reconstruction Era Date, Cleaned Surfaces, Rose-Gold Obverse Toning, New Jersey Collection. Mintage of 162,100 with most survivors being at least VF or better. Few examples exist in the Good through Fine grade range with PCGS population report indicating only seven pieces. This 1868 Philadelphia strike has been cleaned and is attempting to recover its surface patina. Obverse is mostly a rose-gold-blue while the reverse has hints of gold. An ideal "value priced" candidate that would fit nicely into a Dansco Collection without breaking the bank. Another duplicate from the New Jersey Collection.
Seated $1 1871 Seated $1 1871
EF45 raw

Cleaned $450 New July 26! Bright Reflective Luster, Light Gray Coloring, Cleaned, New Jersey Collection. A no question AU example with light gray coloring and bright surfaces. 10x loupe inspection revealed micro hairlines in the obverse and reverse fields. Perfect for a Dansco album at the offer price. An unmolested AU example of this date will set you back 2x the asking price.
Seated $1 1873 Seated $1 1873
AU50 raw

Cleaned $600 New July 26! Gun Metal Gray-Gold Toning, Reflective Luster, Obverse Field Chatter, Probably Cleaned, New Jersey Collection. I was on the fence concerning the GFRC quality rating for this AU 1873 Liberty Seated dollar. Would it be Market Acceptable or Cleaned? In the end, Cleaned was selected to capture the bright surfaces that have some micro hairlines. When viewed in hand, this 1873 dollar brings suggestions of proof like fields with reflective luster. A lovely gold ring frames the obverse and reverse centers. There are a considerable number of obverse contact marks to be mentioned. A Dansco album duplicate from the New Jersey Collection.
Seated $1 1873 Seated $1 1873
VG10 raw

Cleaned $325 New July 26! Dull Gray Surfaces, Old Cleaning, Retoned, New Jersey Collection. Regardless of the old cleaning, this 1873 Seated dollar has nicely recovered with gun metal gray fields and some peripheral gold. Fields are unabraded with only one obverse rim nick worthy of mention. Ideal for a Dansco album collection. From the New Jersey Collection.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 10C 1892
MS62 PCGS
18721011

Choice $200 New July 25! First Year Type, Glowing Frosty Luster, Peripheral Copper-Gold, Choice Original. Swirling frosty luster along with attractive peripheral copper-gold toning are the highlights of this first year Barber dime strike. Conservatively graded and so pleasing. Worthy of a small premium due to above average eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005 -2011) holder.
Barber 10C 1899 Barber 10C 1899
MS63
PCGS
37643394

Gem HOLD
$210
New July 25! Gem Original, Brilliant satiny Luster, Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Late Die State Dies, Hammered Strike. A gorgeous 1899 Barber dime that warrants a Gem Original quality rating and JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Swirling cartwheels and satiny luster result from heavily worn dies and excessive metal flow lines. Strike is hammered with all devices deeply impressed. Peripheral aquamarine nicely framed obverse center gold with same consistent reverse coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval. Worthy of a small premium for the gem quality.
Barber 25C 1896 Barber 25C 1896
AU55
PCGS
14955836

Choice $340 New July 25! Satiny Luster, Metallic Light Blue-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded. Metallic light blue and gold coloring are especially attractive on this 1896 Philadephia struck Barber quarter. Strike is hammered including minute details for the lower right facing claws and grasped arrows. Satiny luster and cartwheels are pleasing during bright light inspection. Conservatively graded with just light rub on Liberty's cheek. A well above average specimen that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005 -2011) holder with fresh CAC approval. Definitely not your typical while frosty Barber quarter and worth a small premiun for overall quality and CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1904O Barber 25C 1904-O
AU55 PCGS
12996069

Original $695 New July 25! Original Surfaces, Rose-Gray and Mottled Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. Better turn of the century Barber New Orleans quarter date with mintage of 2,456,000. 1904 brought the production of the Ford Model B and C automobiles along with the Wright Brothers building their second powered aircraft. This lovely 1904 Philadelphia strike has a rose-gray colored obverse along with mottled gold reverse and upper peripheral arc. Both sides still have frosty luster as seen during bright light inspection. Reverse strike is weak. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005 -2011) holder.
Barber 25C 1909D Barber 25C 1909-D
MS64 PCGS
12168468

Choice $635 New July 25! Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Classic Multi-Color Toning, Accurately Graded. A 1909 Denver branch mint strike with well preserved surfaces. Luster is between frosty and satiny along with vibrant cartwheels, A thick rose-gray skin covers the obverse while the reverse is lightly toned with gold and peripheral aquamarine. Reverse luster is considerable with overall attractive appearance during bright light inspection. Fully struck other than stars 2 and 3 lacking connected centrils. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005 -2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1852 Seated 25C 1852
AU50 PCGS
37193506
Briggs 2-B
Original $825 New July 25! Choice Original, Heavily Cracked Reverse die. The 1852 quarter is a sleeper in the series, and the stated mintage does not reflect its true rarity. Many of these were melted following the Coinage Act of 1853, which lowered the silver content of the quarter. Just like the pre-1965 silver coinage of our own era, examples quickly disappeared from circulation, and many made their way to the smelters. This piece is accurately graded with no issues. Silver toned with a bit of crust in the protected areas, attesting to the originality of the coin, and well-struck with mostly complete star centers. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder, hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album, and freshly graded.
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 25C 1854-O
Huge O
VF20 PCGS
37193508

Original $1750 New July 25! Original, Better Date. The 1854-O Huge-O quarter has at times been subject to speculation, but following the dispersal of a hoard (c. 2000), prices and demand are now consistent with the market. This example exhibits deep gray toning surrounding the lighter high points of the central figures. The strike is typical, as is usual for the issue, with flat stars and incomplete feather detail beneath the reverse shield. Despite a minor scuff at star 7, this is a worthy example of a rare issue, with the all-important huge-O boldly detailed on the reverse. The engraver's clumsy attempt to clarify the mintmark caused weakness in QUAR. DOL. that is plainly evident here, and the strongly visible nature of this screw-up (the engraver's boss probably used stronger language) has made this coin a favorite of collectors for generations.
Seated 25C 1856S Seated 25C 1856-S
EF40 PCGS
37193510

Original $2150 New July 25! Huge O, Original, Popular Variety. Few, if any, collectors pursued the early San Francisco coinage at the time of issue, and as a result these coins become increasingly rare in higher grades. PCGS has graded a mere eight examples of the 1856-S quarter in EF40 condition. This example exhibits brilliant silver color with partial rim toning in shades of amber and russet. The coin has been dipped and maintains residual, frosty luster. The strike is complete with defined star centers and sharp detail south of the reverse shield. Any 1856-S quarter will draw interest, but at the EF level and up astute collectors will take an especially considered look. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder, hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album, and freshly graded.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 25C 1867
PR63 PCGS
37193516

Choice $1050 New July 25! Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Orchard Collection. Proofs and business strikes of this year are easy to distinguish - the business strikes exhibit striking weakness while the proofs are strongly struck. This example is clearly a proof, with needle-sharp detail on both sides. Rich toning covers the obverse, with a light center, while the reverse is more evenly blanketed in shades of aqua and bluish-gray. The mirrors underneath the toning are plainly evident. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album and freshly graded.
Seated 25C 1868S Seated 25C 1868-S
F12 PCGS
37193517

Original $350 New July 25! Choice Original, Orchard Collection. Coins like this are what collecting Seated coinage is all about - rare, plainly circulated, charming reminders of a different and long-forgotten time. A market-acceptable line across the reverse shield attests to the coin's use in commerce, and the light gray toning with darker shades in the protected areas is exactly what one expects of a piece that has done honest duty in service of the national economy. Straight-graded by PCGS, this is a better-than-average survivor for the assigned grade level, with smooth surfaces and no major distractions. The coin is hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album and freshly graded in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1874 Seated 25C 1874
With Arrows
PR61 PCGS
37193519

Original $800 New July 25! Original, Scarce Date. This a superior example for the assigned grade level, with icy devices approaching cameo status. The strike is superb with great clarity beneath the reverse shield, a notorious problem spot for Seated quarters. Deep, watery mirrors host a few obverse hairlines as expected at the PR61 level, while the reverse surface is largely free of any blemishes. There is a light line running from Liberty's nose to the rim. Silver-toned with occasional hints of crimson at the rims. This coin is housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder, hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album, and freshly graded.
Seated 25C 1875 Seated 25C 1875
AU55 PCGS
37193520

Original $185 New July 25! Original, Near Cameo Proof. Although one of the more common dates in the series, this AU55 1875 quarter offers a lot of coin for the money and would be a good choice for a type set. Liberty and the eagle are fully detailed with just a touch of rub at the high points. The coin is frosty white, and although dipped retains a generous amount of luster. The strike is complete, with nearly full obverse star centers. Recently graded by PCGS in a Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date), and hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album.
Seated 25C 1878S Seated 25C 1878-S
EF Details PCGS
37193523

Market Acceptable $1150 New July 25! Original, Lustrous. "There is no substitute for rarity" goes the old saying, and this coin certainly clears the bar with regard to that consideration. Initial mintage was low to begin with, and Briggs notes that many were melted at the time of issue and diverted toward Morgan dollar production. The assigned EF details grade is on the low side and, while the obverse is not quite at the AU level, the reverse detail clearly qualifies. The surfaces, especially the reverse, are a tad too glossy for a straight grade, but the piece remains a strongly detailed example of a rare date, with no distracting marks. This coin is housed in a recent PCGS Gen 6.0 holder, and hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album.
Seated 25C 1883 Seated 25C 1883
PR55 PCGS
37193525

Original $350 New July 25! Original, Rim-Toned Proof. The run of low-mintage, late date Seated quarters, from 1879-1890, is an interesting set to put together, and many collectors often choose proof examples, as business strikes for some of the years are quite challenging. This 1883 proof is the Briggs 1-A variety, with traces of errant digits in the dentils below the date. Circulation marks are evident on both sides, as expected for the grade level. The strike is bold, consistent with the proof attribution. Toning is brilliant with gold and burgundy at the obverse rims. Hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album, this coin is recently graded by PCGS and housed in a Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1888 Seated 25C 1888
PR64 PCGS
37193527

Choice $900 New July 25! Original Circulated proof. This near-gem proof is among the better survivors of the issue, featuring fully brilliant mirrors and a deep, strong strike. Although not qualifying for a cameo designation, one plainly sees marked contrast between the devices and fields, especially on the reverse. The toning is mostly brilliant with more intense coloring above Liberty's head and below the reverse eagle. A few subtle obverse hairlines preclude the gem grade, but on balance the overall appeal is compelling. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder, hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album and recently graded.
Seated 25C 1891 Seated 25C 1891
AU58 PCGS
37193529

Choice $250 New July 25! Choice Original, Near Gem. The last date in the Seated quarter series, this coin concludes a long, challenging series that showcases the evolution of coining technology. Production becomes more uniform toward the end of the series, and well-produced survivors such as this example are the rule more than the exception. This frosty piece is well-struck with near complete star centers and pleasing burgundy rim toning, and the reverse is especially mark free for the AU58 grade level. Housed in a recent PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 50C 1838
Reeded Edge
62+Star NGC
4631865007
GR-14
Gem HOLD
$2950
New July 24! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Amazing Frosty Cartwheels, NGC Star Rating, Ideal Type Coin, Osprey Collection. An exceptional 1838 GR-14 Reeded Edge half with heavy reverse die cracking. Monster eye appeal and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. What is there to dislike about this gorgeous offering? Housed in new large font NGC holder. Dan White just keeps finding amazing new coins for GFRC inventory.
Capped Bust 5C 1834 Capped Bust 5C 1834
MS65 PCGS
36019612
LM-4
Gem $2200 New July 24! Gem Original Surfaces, Superb Eye Appeal, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. Just a little silver eye candy piece for those collecting gem original coinage. Bright reflective luster originates from mirrored fields on both sides. Inspecting this 1834 LM-4 half dime under a bright is so much fun! Toning is much lighter and transparent than GFRC in hand images. A uniform rose covers the bust while surrounding fields shift to aquamarine transitioning to yellow gold at the stars. The toning simply floats on the surfaces as one would expect for a well preserved gem. Reverse is toned aquamarine in the center with burnt gold throughout the legend and to rim. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A Summer FUN new purchase and wonderful early type gem.
Barber 10C 1898 Barber 10C 1898
MS65
PCGS
34498888

Gem New Price
$550
New July 23! July 23 Price Reduction. Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheels, Light Silver-Gray and Aquamarine Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Midwest Collection. A splendid 1898 Barber dime in gem condition and poster child for the appearance of naturally preserved silver coinage. Uniform mint frosty covers both sides and is toned a silver-gray with embedded aquamarine and gold that is accentuated during bright light viewing. Frosty cartwheel luster is active and pleasing. Strike is hammered including sharply elevated rims. Surfaces are in a gem preservation state with no abrasions whatsoever. I like this Midwest Collection offering so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Housed in 2015 Gen 6.0 PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1832 Capped Bust 10C 1832
AU58 NGC
2037622081
JR-3
R3
Choice New Price
$1300
New July 23! July 23 Price Reduction. JR-3, R3, Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green and Eric P. Newman, Scarce Variety at Grade, Shattered Reverse, Choice Original, Typical Old Envelope Pink-Gray Toning, Midwest Collection. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. What an exciting offering to kick off the Midwest Collection at GFRC! The Eric P. Newman 1832 JR-3 specimen presents a scarce die variety that is extremely rare in higher grades. The JR-3 variety is identified by the position of star 8 placed high by Liberty's cap and the serif of the second S in STATES over the right edge of the right upright of U in PLURIBUS. The reverse, on this example, is shattered with massive internal breaks connecting the arrow heads to AMERIC(A) to the rim. The sharply impressed design elements show just a touch of wear and traces of mint luster occasionally shine through pleasing shades of old envelope pinkish-gray toning. Housed in the original NGC EPN brown label holder along with CAC approval. This example sold for nearly $1900 during the November 2013 Newman sale and does not have another auction record since that time. The original Col. EHR Green storage envelope is included in the sale.
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 50C 1806
Pointed 6, Stem
EF40 PCGS
36319736
O-115
Original New Price
$1350
New July 23! July 23 Price Reduction. Attractive Higher Grade Offering. Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray-Rose Toning, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Midwest Collection. A conservatively graded 1806 Draped Bust half dollar offering with a big bold strike! Obverse stars are rounded and hair curls deeply impressed. The reverse strike is equally impressive with high relief clouds and sharp definition of the upper left and right edge feathers. What appears to be wear on the lower tail feathers is probably isolated strike weakness. Original surfaces are toned over with crusty gray-rose patina with embedded gray-blues on the reverse. The familiar O-115 die crack through the base of date and up through the lower left stars is bold and evident. A strong example with limited wear. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0S gold shield holder. The PCGS label reads, "O-115 Pointed 6, Stem." Another quality offering from the new Midwest Collection consignor.
Capped Bust 10C 1829 Capped Bust 10C 1829
AU55
PCGS
30170161
JR-6
R3
Choice $635 New July 22! Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Better JR-6 Die Pairing, Small 10C, Thick Crusty Patina, Aquamarine-Gold, Fully Struck, Frosty Reverse Luster. If you like your silver coinage with thick crusty surfaces, then this 1829 JR-6 Capped Bust dime should be considered. Obverse coloring is crusty aquamarine with golden highlights at the peripheries. On the other hand, the reverse is lightly toned with a thin layer of gray-gold. This allows frosty luster to be readily enjoyed during bright light viewing. Strike is well executed and complete on both sides. JR-6 is a better die pairing and listed as an R-3 rarity. Housed in 2014 PCGS Gen 5.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 25C 1818
AU50
PCGS
06614422
B-2
Choice $2325 New July 22! Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Perfect Capped Bust Quarter Type Coin, Choice Original, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. GFRC is please to be offering a gorgeous 1818 Capped Bust quarter that would be ideal for an early silver type set. Locating well preserved and choice Capped Bust quarters takes time and patience. This example has superior eye along with being well balanced. A dark gray-blue ring surrounds the obverse stars, date and center device while the center fields and hair curls are lightly toned. The resulting contrast is eye catching. The reverse offers glowing orange-rose residual luster along with a narrow aquamarine ring at the legend. Under a light source, the obverse toning shifts to deep blues and center rose. The luster is particularly strong on the reverse. A no question choice example with no blemishes of distractions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. I like this quarter so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Even the most selective collector will be pleased upon the arrival of this piece.
Capped Bust 50C 1814 Capped Bust 50C 1814
VF20
PCGS
37971073
O-106a
R4
Choice $695 New July 22! Challenging 1814 Overton Variety, Crusty Gray Patina, Heavy Reverse 106a Die Crack, Jim Poston Consignment. Overton 106 stands out as the scarcest of the 1814 Capped Bust die pairings. This offering is the O-106a late die state with heavy arcing reverse die cracks. Surfaces are choice and covered with a thick crusty gray patina. A no question unmolested example that will please fans of crusty original early silver along with Capped Bust half dollar specialists. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from Jim Poston that should garner attention.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 50C 1834
Sm Date, Sm Letters
AU58 PCGS OGH
3194947
O-109
Original $950 New July 22! O-109 Die Pairing, Mirrored Fields, Steely Reflective Luster, Gun Metal Gray-Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. An impressive 1834 O-109 Capped Bust half with mirrored fields on both sides. Most early halves are seen with frosty surfaces and heavily die flow lines in the milling. This specimen is the exact opposite with mirrored fields and bold crisp devices typical of freshly polished dies that were placed into a mint press. Gun metal gray-rose coloring is enhanced by the reflective luster. An ebony peripheral ring frames the obverse. This Capped Bust half has been difficult to accurate photograph and looks much better in hand than on the images. For example, the spotted obverse toning in front of Liberty has been amplified. It is barely visible during in hand inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. A cool offering from Jim Poston that deserves a second look by specialists.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 50C 1834
Lg Date, Sm Letters
AU50 PCGS
84915577
O-113
Original $325 New July 22! Doubled Outlined Clasp, Near Choice Original, Aquamarine-Blue and Rose Patina, Reflective Luster, Excellent Bright Light Eye Appeal, Jim Poston Consignment.. An eye appealing 1834 O-113 Capped Bust halves arrives to the price list from Jim Poston's latest buying spree. This is an impressive half with reflective luster and aquamarine-blue and rose coloring. During bright light inspection, the aquamarine-blue shifts to all blues. Fields are completely unabraded. The O-113 die variety is cool as it has a double "E" in E PLURIBUS that was erroneous cut and then removed. A near choice original specimen that is accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Early Commems 50C 1925 Early Commems 50C 1925
MS65 PCGS
60127517

Gem $200 New July 22! Stone Mountain Commemorative, Creamy Frosty Luster, Bold Strike, Vibrant Cartwheels, Jim Poston Consignment. An eye appeal Stone Mountain with creamy faint gold patina and brilliant frosty luster. Cartwheels are especially active under a light source. Strike is bold though the die are well worn with heavy metal flow lines. If you like early silver commemoratives with creamy luster and not abrasions, this Jim Poston offering is worthy of serious consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder and accurately graded to standards of that period.
Gold G$5 1907 Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
25376205

Choice $895 New July 22! Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Near Gem Original, Brilliant Yellow-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Fully Struck. A gorgeous near gem original 1907 $5 half eagle with brilliant cartwheel luster and yellow-gold patina. Frosty luster is crisp and pleasing under a light source. Strike is complete with high relief stars, hair curls and deeply impressed reverse eagle feathers. Some faint chatter on Liberty's chin holds this one back from full gem designation as the luster is all there for the MS65 grade level. Housed in 2013 PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A quality $5 half eagle type coin for the selective collector.
Seated 25C 1869 Seated 25C 1869
PR64
PCGS
32735524
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1025 New July 22! Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, A Near Gem, Bright Reflective Mirrors, Peripheral Rose Gold, Hammered Strike, Clean Fields, Fairly Graded. 1869 proof strikes were limited to 600 pieces and are listed as Briggs 2-B in Larry's Encyclopedia. This example has been well preserved with near gem original surfaces. The mirrors are bright and reflective with peripheral rose gold decorating the untoned centers. Strike is absolutely hammered with high relief devices. The right obverse field has a few faint hairlines that limits the grade on a technical basis but with excellent eye appeal. CAC believed so and rewarded with a green bean. Housed in 2015 PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1857O Seated 50C 1857-O
EF45 PCGS
40037221

Original $395 New July 22! Better New Orleans Date, Steely Fields, Rose Toning, Typical Strike, Jim Poston Consignment . The 1857-O date has a mintage of 818,000 with a quickly decreasing survival rate in AU or better. This EF45 survivor features steely fields and mottled rose toning. Bright light inspection exposes background gray coloring on the obverse and peripheral aquamarine on the reverse. Strike is typical. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another quality offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 50C 1875-S
AU58 PCGS
81149049
WB-2
R4
Choice $545 New July 22! Creamy Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Peripheral Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Toning, Fully Struck, Jim Poston Consignment . The 1875-S WB-2 die variety can be easily attributed by heavy obverse die damage at upper shield down to the scroll. This scarce die variety is well represented by this attractively toned and well struck AU58 example. Struck from very late die states dies with heavy reverse crack through the legend and on the scroll lettering. In particular, a heavy vertical crack connects olive stem, mintmark and (O)F together. Obverse and reverse centers are mostly untoned but surrounded by thin peripheral rings of gold and aquamarine blue. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A noteworthy die variety offering from Jim Poston.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945 Walking Liberty 50C 1945
MS64
NGC Fatty
124716011

Choice $595 New July 22! NGC Borderless Gen 2.1 Holder, Near-Gem Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Jim Poston Consignment. Jim Poston continues to locate scarce NGC Gen 2.1 holders with top quality certified coins and CAC approval. In this case, the NGC certified piece is an 1945 Walking Liberty half dollar that is near-gem original. Surfaces are heavily frosted. Overall appearance is quite pleasing. Housed in pristine condition NGC Gen 2.1 holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946S Walking Liberty 50C 1946-S
MS64
PCGS OGH
7356394

Gem $100 New July 22! White Satiny Luster, Gem Original Surfaces, First Generation PCGS Gen 3.0 Old Green Holder, CAC Approval, Jim Poston Consignment . Rich satiny luster is the primary highlight of this appealing 1946 Walker. This gem is struck from heavy worn dies. Fields are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989-1990) holder with CAC approval. Jim Poston continues to dig up a host of early generation holders.
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 5C 1829
MS64+
NGC
4631859010
LM-13.1
Gem $2150 New July 21! Pure Capped Bust Half Dime Eye Candy, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Muti-Color Patina, Gem Original Surfaces, Osprey Collection. An exceptional first year 1829 strike from the LM-13.1 die pairing. Eye candy is the best approach to describe the vivid gold-orange, rose, blues, violets and pink shades on this lovely gem. Brilliant frosty luster is equally impressive during bright light viewing. Let's also mention that both sides are deeply impressed with full devices. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A splendid offering from the Osprey Collection that was carefully hand picked at the 2019 Summer FUN show. Worthy of the finest Capped Bust Half Dime collections.
Gold G$10 1900 Gold G$10 1900
Liberty
MS62 NGC Fatty
203885020

Original $850 New July 21! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Pristine Fatty Holder. A lovely 1900 $10 eagle gold piece housed in pristine early NGC holder. Brilliant frosty luster is eye catching along with the light orange-gold coloring. Cartwheels are vibrant during bright light viewing. Housed in old NGC holder with bordered label and embossed reverse emblem. Old holder is in pristine condition and a collectible in itself.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 10C 1839
MS64
PCGS
34972577
F-101
Choice $1350 New July 21! Near Gem Original No Drapery Type, Splendid Frosty Luster, Multi-Color Patina, Above Average Eye Appeal, Newtown Collection. A splendid 1839 No Drapery F-101 offering with substantial bright light eye appeal. As usual, GFRC are woefully inadequate in capturing the vivid frosty luster and multi-color patina. Let's start with the toning. Upper obverse is toned an even rose with transition to orange-gold at the upper left periphery. The lower obverse, and especially the date area, are toned aquamarine blue. Reverse toning is mostly aquamarine-blue with a patch of intermixed rose from about 12:00 to 3:00. Bright light induced cartwheels are vibrant and enhance the toning. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing along with a full strike. Accurately graded based on luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A superb duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1878CC Seated 10C 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU55 PCGS
81137451
F-104
Choice $1325 New July 21! Type 2 Reverse, Polished and Shattered Reverse, Frosty Luster, Light Gray Toning, Top 100 Varieties Opportunity, Murphys Collection. The 1878 Carson City F-104 die pairing, in its final die state, featured Obverse 2 paired with a left over and shattered reverse die from 1877. This 1877-CC Type 2 reverse die was previously paired with at least two obverse dies during 1877 production. During the 1877-CC F-110 pairing the reverse die is severely cracked. Ahwash speculates that the reverse die shattered, taking away the lower left ribbon and part of the bottom of the left maple leaf. After studying the 1877-CC Type 2 F-110 plate coin, in my reference collection, and this 1878-CC F-104 shattered reverse coin side by side, I believe that the die was severely polished or lapped throughout its face to produce the remaining coinage order for 1878 calendar year. There is a reduction in details throughout this reverse die, not only in the lower left wreath area. A shattering or cracking of the die in the lower wreath would have produced retained metal, instead we find a smooth polish surface with little device details in the lower left wreath. Similarly, the 1878-CC F-102 and F-103 reverse dies also exhibit similar weakness in the lower left wreath and left ribbon area. I suspect that all three Type2 reverse dies may have been left over from 1877 and were polished or lapped before being put into service for 1878 coinage. This newly offered example is important due to limited circulated and visual access to the remaining reverse devices. The heavy concentric reverse die crack is bold and visible during 10x loupe inspection. Surfaces are choice and original. Obverse luster is frosty while reverse luster is more reflective do to the reverse die polishing. There are no abrasions worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder without die variety attribution on the label. A wonderful Top 100 Varieties offering from the Murphys Collection to consider. The new owner should consider adding the F-104 and Top 100 designation to the label.
Seated 50C 1874 Seated 50C 1874
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
33516220

Choice $865 New July 21! With Arrows Type, Frosty Luster, Creamy Light Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Newtown Collection. Creamy frosty luster and faint golden shades are most pleasing on this 1874 With Arrows Philadelphia strike. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Under a light source, the lustrous cartwheels are vibrant. Fields and major devices are unabraded. Wear is limited to luster breaks on the left facing breast and lower leg. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Yet another choice original duplicate from the Newtown Collection that warrants special consideration.
Seated 50C 1875CC Seated 50C 1875-CC
EF45 NGC
4178463001
WB-1
R6
Market Acceptable $650 New July 21! Rare R6 Die Pairing, Light Rose-Gray Toning, Old Cleaning, Ideal for Die Variety Collectors, Murphys Collection. The 1875-CC WB-1 die variety is most elusive with few examples known. The Murphys Collection consignor located this example and was compelled to purchase regardless of the less than original surfaces. The WB-1 die pairing can be attributed by a large blob defect in the upper right obverse horizontal shield lines. Surface luster, at the EF45 grade level, is just to glossy to be original. Straight graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. This offering is ideal for Carson City die variety specialists as the Market Acceptable quality rating tempers the R6 rarity premium.
Seated 50C 1877CC Seated 50C 1877-CC
VF30 PCGS
27882910
WB-1
R5
Original $325 New July 21! Better R5 WB-1 Die Pairing. Small CC, Near Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Murphys Collection. Dirty gray patina covers this near choice original 1877-CC WB-1 Seated half dollar offering from the Murphys Collection. The WB-1 die pairing is listed as R5 rarity in Bugert's Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar die varieties and should garner attention with die variety specialists. Fields still retain some natural steely luster during bright light viewing. A well hidden scrap from Liberty's left facing arm to the rim between stars 5 and 6 holds this piece from full choice original designation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder.
Gold G$5 1901 Gold G$5 1901
Liberty
AU58 raw

Original $415 New July 20! Philadelpha Struck Half Eagle Gold, Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Patina, Faint Rub. Old time orange-gold patina makes for an attractive AU58 1901 $5 half eagle offering. A raw specimen that is deal for a Dansco set or just more physical gold in your bullion box.
Gold G$5 1906 Gold G$5 1906
Liberty
MS62 raw

Choice $435 New July 20! Philadelpha Struck Half Eagle Gold, Frosty Luster and Cartwheels, Light Orange-Gold Patina. A quality raw 1906 $5 half eagle that is ideal for type coin set or as a little extra gold in the bullion box. A pleasing piece with frosty luster and liht orange-gold patina. Accurately graded based on scattered fields abrasions.
Gold G$5 1907 Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS63 raw

Choice $465 New July 20! Philadelpha Struck Eagle Gold, Frosty Luster and Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Patina. A quality raw 1907 $5 half eagle that is ideal for type coin set or as a little extra gold in the bullion box. A pleasing piece with frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Fairly graded.