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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Barber 10C 1901 Barber 10C 1901
MS64 PCGS
81629025

Gem HOLD
$535
New May 22! Gem Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Ideal for Type. A beautifully toned 1901 Barber dime with gem eye appeal. This is a differentiated offering for those assembling a type set and wishing to own a piece of eye candy. Let's start with the toning that is amplified by brilliant frosted luster when placed under angled lighting. Center rose shifts to peripheral teal-blue and decorates the obverse while the reverse is toned varying shades of copper-gold with a thin blue arc at the rim. Just image these colors and swirling cartwheels working in harmony. Worthy of a Gem quality rating and immediate purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) 30th Anniversary retro old green holder.
Barber 10C 1901S Barber 10C 1901-S
EF40 PCGS
83135187

Original HOLD
$525
New May 22! Popular Low Mintage Date, Light Rose-Gold Patina, Well Preserved. The 1901-S Barber dime date is well known for its low mintage (593,022) and remains in high demand. PCGS certified populations are reasonable until the AU grade level with single digit counts. This newly purchased example is fully struck with light rose-gold patina over lightly worn surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 5C 1829
MS62 PCGS
27790626
LM-5
Choice HOLD
$765
New May 22! Sharp Steely Reflectance, Light Greenish-Gray Toning, Superb Cartwheel Action. 1829 is the initial year of the John Reich Capped Design half dime series. The LM-5 die pairing is typically seen and makes for a perfect type set candidate. This choice example features sharp reflective luster that is approaching PL mirrored quality. Strike is hammered along with notable wired rims. The eye appeal was such that a CAC submission took place but without approval. The certified grade is a function of a single line in the lower left obverse field but eye appeal is better than MS62. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Gold G$5 1861 Gold G$5 1861
Liberty
AU53
PCGS
35917421

Choice HOLD
$1085
New May 22! No Motto Type, Classic Green-Gold Coloration, Steely Reflective Luster. A pretty 1861 $5 gold piece that signifies the start of the American Civil War. Though consider a "common" date, the CAC population at grade is only 12 pieces. Promptly sold upon being showcased in the Daily Blog. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1847 Seated 5C 1847
AU58
NGC Fatty
156117007

Gem $325 New May 22! Gem Original, Superb Preservation, Steely Luster, Pristine NGC Fatty Holder. "The complete package" best describes this gem original 1847 half dime and its unblemished Fatty holder. A new purchase with fresh CAC approval and ready for a discriminating collection. Steely luster is more evident on the obverse due to lighter copper-rose and aquamarine toning while the reverse is covered with a crusty medium gray skin. A full strike further enhances the eye appeal. As said at the opening, this offering is the complete package and priced accordingly. You will not be disappointed as well above average. Housed in a pristine Gen 4 (1989-1992) no line brown label Fatty holder.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917 Standing Liberty 25C 1917
Type 1
MS66FH
NGC
641145001

Gem $2425 New May 22! Type 1, Full Head, Amazing Gem, Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. A superb gem 1917 Type 1 Standing Liberty quarter that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. GFRC images are 100% accurate in terms of coloration. Now just image placing this piece under a light source and exposing frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels that further accentuates the toning. This is a type coin issue that is difficult to put down once viewed as so refreshingly attractive with its natural copper-rose patina along with other embedded shades. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1926 Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS62
PCGS
4258749

Choice $775 New May 21! Pleasing Honey-Gold Coloration, Satiny Luster, Well Struck, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection continues to dig out premium quality U.S. gold including this 1926 $2.5 Indian with pleasing honey-gold coloration and satiny luster. Strike is also well executed. The certified grade appears to be conservative as angled lighting exposes ample luster also with marks being minimal. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1929 Gold G$2.5 1929
Indian
MS63
PCGS
37729770

Choice $975 New May 21! Brilliant Satiny-Luster, Honey Green-Gold, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. A lovely 1929 $2.5 Indian that emits brilliant satiny luster under angled lighting. Coloration is honey green-gold while strike is well executed. Surfaces are entirely choice with a single line on the cheek that warrants mention. Another Osprey Collection new purchase that deserves the coveted CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$5 1912 Gold G$5 1912
Indian
MS62
PCGS
31858453

Choice $1495 New May 21! Ideal for Type, Orange Green-Gold, Satiny Luster, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. 1912 $5 Indian gold has a history of being sharply struck with excellent luster. Surfaces are also reported to be covered with granular mint bloom. Such is the case for the newly arrived Osprey Collection offering. This well preserved specimen features honey green-gold coloration and brilliant satiny luster. Cartwheels are notable under a light source. A single line in the upper right obverse field did not bother CAC graders as the overall eye appeal screams originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Trade $1 1876CC Trade $1 1876-CC
Chop Mark
AU53 PCGS
81667326
I/II
Choice $1100 New May 21! Type I/II, Chop Marked, Choice Original, Newtown Collection. 1876 Carson City trade dollar production was limited to 509,000 by April of that year and then ceased. As a result, this date in scarce in circulated grades. The Type I/II design hubs are the prevalent dies employed for that year. Chop marked are quite scarce and highly collectible in today's market. This Newtown Collection offerings features steely surfaces overlaid with a rose-gray patina that is often encountered for the issue. A single obverse chop mark is noted at the knees. The left facing eagle wing exhibits enhanced wear due to the metal push from the chop mark. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Franklin 50C 1948 Franklin 50C 1948
MS67FBL PCGS
41797443

Gem $3250 New May 20! First Year Issue, Full Bell Lines, Wonderful Coloration. This latest GFRC offering is a beautifully toned first year issue example of the popular Franklin half dollar series. The MS67FBL level is essentially the ultimate quality grade possible as only a few have been assigned a (+) certification. Both sides present a rich sunset orange-gold coloration that is beset with accents of olive and rose. Surfaces are unabraded while the strike is incredibly bold. An offering for those seeking the finest of numismatic properties. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 25C 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
28553692
Briggs 1-B
Choice $895 New May 20! Scarce New Orleans Issue, Choice Original, Attractive Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Blemish Free. Mintage of only 88,000 strikes with low survival rate. A difficult New Orleans date that is known for less than stellar strikes. The challenge with collecting circulated Liberty Seated quarters is locating choice examples especially when the denomination saw heavy circulation in the deep South. This specimen has to be one of the finest available at the VG grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with just honest wear and a thick layer of gray/rose patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurate with strong five and half letters in LIBERTY showing along with bold rims on both obverse and reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1872S Seated 25C 1872-S
AG3
NGC
5970713001
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2900 New May 20! Key Date, Natural Coin Gray, Honest Wear, Tiny CAC Population. 1872 San Francisco struck Seated quarters were limited to a mintage of 83,000. As with most dates of that era, low survival rates abound leading to difficulties for present day collectors. A review of the CAC population report indicates only eight piece certified as choice in all grades. Two of the nine are at the AG03 level. GFRC is pleased to be offering on of those two AG03 examples. Please check the images that illustrate natural coin gray patina and surprisingly unmarked surfaces given the extensive time in circulation. An excellent specimen until a higher graded example appears on the market. Housed in new large font NGC holde with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1873S Seated 25C 1873-S
EF40 PCGS
08841149
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$525
New May 20! Natural Gray-Gold Surfaces, Choice and Original, Former Iowa Collection II Sale.. Gold and grey shades mix together atop the original surfaces of this With Arrows type example. This is a better-date piece, with just 156,000 struck in this year. Philadelphia mintages of the With Arrows type are substantially higher, making this piece a more compelling selection as a type coin. A few marks are seen in the right obverse field, but the quality of the surfaces remains better than usually seen. Strike is typical with a couple star centers barely evident. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 50C 1858
AU58 PCGS
40342053

Choice $600 New May 20! Marvelous Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Excellent Cartwheels, Near-Gem. This 1858 half might be seen as a "common date" by some collectors. However, among those common dates, some arrive to the office with wicked nice eye appeal as is the case here. A continuous layer of granular mint bloom covers both sides along with delicate peripheral copy gold toning. Angled lighting releases brilliant luster and vibrant cartwheels. A 10x reveals faint rub on the left breast and lower leg in the usual location. A near-gem offering that is visually opposite to crusty CAC approved examples. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 50C 1859
AU55
PCGS
26454285
WB-102
Choice $725 New May 20! Ultimate #149 WB-102, Choice Original, Strawberry Field Pedigree, Ex. Newtown Collection.. Original olive and rose surfaces with crisp, reflective luster are marked by sea-green patina in the protected areas, and the eye appeal is compelling. This example features the type 2 reverse, with the bases of L in HALF DOL slightly lengthened. Stars are weakly impressed, but the feathers and claw joints are more distinct. The CAC population is 42 pieces, a lower number that calls attention to the fact that this is a lower mintage Philadelphia issue, with less than a million examples struck. Although thought of more as a type coin, this piece will attract enthusiastic bidding activity. Ex. Strawberry Fields (Heritage 9/2013, $764), Newtown and Tenafly Collections. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1869S Seated 50C 1869-S
EF45
PCGS
12360054
WB-3
Choice HOLD
$650
New May 20! Crusty Gray, Choice Original, Tough with CAC Approval. This piece exhibits even gray toning with additional rose patina on both sides. Light dirt occupies protected areas, and the overall look is exceptional. WB-3, with a downward sloping date. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CAC has approved 22 pieces in all grades - with a PCGS population of 162 examples, one can see that attaining CAC certification is not a trivial matter.
Barber 10C 1908 Barber 10C 1908
MS64 PCGS
36748064

Choice HOLD
$250
New May 19! Frosted Luster, Attractive Multi-Color Toning, Near-Gem. Passionate Barber collectors will appreciate this lovely 1908 dime for its overall eye appeal including sparkling frosted luster and multi-color patina. Rose-gold and dark blue-gray shades cover the obverse while the reverse features an exposed center peripheral tan-gold. Strike is complete though the reverse die is beginning to crack at the lower right wreath. Some ebony toning specks are noted on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust 10C 1822 Capped Bust 10C 1822
AG3
NGC
4841145010
JR-1
Choice HOLD
$1500
New May 19! Rare Series Key Date, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, CAC Approval. 1822 brought the last single variety year for the Capped Bust dime series. 1822 dated dimes were well circulated with the majority of premium survivors, with CAC approval, being found between AG03 and VG08. Higher grades bring huge premiums for a bit more device details. This choice example features medium gray toning with a full rim on the obverse. The certified grade results from a partial rim on the reverse. Well preserved surfaces lack any significant abrasions leading to a pleasing 10x inspection. Housed in new large font NGC holder with JR-1 attribution on the label.
Capped Bust 10C 1827 Capped Bust 10C 1827
AU55 NGC
2640512002
JR-6
Choice HOLD
$1100
New May 19! Semi-PL, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Near-Gem . An impressive 1827 JR-6 Capped Bust dime with semi proof like fields and ample amounts of reflectance. Obverse toning is center blue with peripheral gold while the reverse is covered with a predominance of center rose-gold transitioning to blue at the legend. Promptly purchased upon being showcased in the Daily Blog. Housed in new large font NGC holder with JR-6 attribution on the label.
Franklin 50C 1958D Franklin 50C 1958-D
MS66FBL PCGS
37165307

Gem $225 New May 19! FBL, Attractive Toning, Granular Frosted Luster. Granular frosted luster graces both sides of the gem 1958-D Franklin. The all important Full Bell Lines designation is further complimented by attractive gold and olive toning. A thoroughly pleasing offering that is priced fairly. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan $1 1881-S
MS64 NGC
256578016

Gem $265 New May 19! Prodigious Eye Appeal, Granular Frosted Luster, Peripheral Rainbow Toning. An atypical 1881-S Morgan offering with micro-granular frosted luster rather than those often found with with mirrored fields. Swirling cartwheels are key in accentuating the exceptional obverse coloration. A golden obverse center shifts to rose shades when placed under angled lighting along with the peripheral rainbow toning being enhanced. Rim gold is seen on a mostly untoned reverse. This offering is all above color and eye appeal with one mark on the cheek holder back full gem status. Housed in a pristine NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 10C 1875
MS62 ANACS OWH
1392357
F-103
Gem HOLD
$275
New May 19! Rusted Obverse Die, Attractive Ring Toning, Steely Reflective Luster. An impressive example of the 1875 F-103 die pairing with heavily rusted obverse center die. Regardless of the rust, the fields exhibit a steely texture along with radiating sharp reflectance with angled lighting. Other F-103 examples, seen during years of research, exhibited frosty or satiny luster leading me to believe that the dies were polished after a clashing event. Let's move on to the beautiful ring toning with center rose-gold surrounded by a wide blue band and a thin gold arc at the rim. Unqestionable gem eye appeal at a fair price. Housed in ANACS old white holder.
Seated 25C 1857O Seated 25C 1857-O
AU55 NGC
6058118007

Gem $850 New May 19! Underrated New Orleans Issue, Rich Multi-Color Toning, Accurately Grade. The Liberty Seated quarter series is full of challenging dates, some more recognized than others. 1857 New Orleans strikes have been historically challenging in AU with prices finally catching up with scarcity. The recent long PCGS grading lead-times has also driving more collectors towards NGC grading, which is accurate for this lovely example. Both sides are richly toned with intermixed copper-gold, green, and rose shades. Steely fields are undisturbed and pleasing during 10x inspection. Angled lighting exposes reflective luster that is still able to radiate through a fairly thick skin. No CAC attempt while with GFRC or the prior collector from which this piece was purchased. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 50C 1812
AU58 PCGS
16700106
O-103
Original HOLD
$1550
New May 18! Early Date, Bold Strike, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Near-Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. Newly released from the Twin Lakes Collection is this heavily frosted 1812 O-103 example. Angled lighting releases moderated cartwheels and the expected frosted luster. Surfaces are untoned other than faint gold at the reverse periphery. Light field abrasions are noted but not distracting due to placement. Center strike is bold though weakness appears at the right obverse stars. The O-103 attribution is easily accomplished via parallel die scratches above the left facing wing. With 10x, I see potential repunching within the lower portion of the 8 digit's top loop which is unmentioned in Parsley. Reverse exhibits die clashing. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$10 1899S Gold G$10 1899-S
Liberty
AU58 PCGS OGH
2645670

Choice HOLD
$1225
New May 18! Superb Eye Appeal, Orange-Gold Coloration, Wicked Nice Luster and Cartwheels, Twin Lakes Collection. Let's start the description for this superb 1899-S $10 gold piece with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This piece generates serious frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels that are a joy under bright light. Some gold pieces comes with visually pleasing characteristics and this is one of those occasions. The Twin Lakes consignor has a keen eye for premium AU58 graded silver and gold. I guarantee that the buyer will be pleased with the purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder.
Gold G$20 1904 Gold G$20 1904
Liberty
AU58 PCGS
14793013

Choice $2250 New May 18! Near-Gem at Grade, Brilliant Luster, Revolving Carthweels, Orange-Gold Coloration, Twin Lakes Collection. If in the market for your first $20 gold piece as type or U.S. gold exploration, this Twin Lakes 1904 double eagle should be considered. I've assigned a Near-Gem quality rating as this piece offers bold luster and swirling cartwheels along with the expected orange-gold coloration. Collectively, the angled lighting eye appeal is exciting. Field abrasions are consistent with that seen at the MS62 level. A pretty gold piece that will please. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$20 1904S Gold G$20 1904-S
Liberty
AU58 PCGS
21091900

Choice $2300 New May 18! Vivid Frosted Luster, Orange-Gold Coloration, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. The Twin Lakes Collection has decided to release several pieces of U.S. including this choice 1904-S double eagle. This piece is graded AU58 with the lightest of rub. Vivid frosted luster and swirling cartwheels are noted under angled lighting. Coloration is orange-gold. Abrasions are minimal as the light rub in the cheek is driving the certified grade. Overall, a thoroughly pleasing San Francisco struck example. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Indian 1C 1864 Indian 1C 1864
Copper Nickel
MS62 PCGS
44044390

Choice $300 New May 18! Copper Nickel Type, Bold Strike, Late Die State Reverse, Steely Luster. 1864 brought a metallurgical transition for Indian cents. Initial production continued with copper-nickel planchets and was replaced with a new bronze alloy that improved striking outcomes. This nice 1864 cent is from the earlier planchet type and comes with a full obverse strike. The reverse strike is also strong through the die is well aged with a long die crack from 9:00 to the shield. Angled lighting reveals satiny luster that is to be expected given the worn dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Indian 1C 1871 Indian 1C 1871
MS65RB
NGC
193653004

Gem $2850 New May 18! Important Semi-Key Indian Date, Attractive Red-Brown, Gem Original, Osprey Collection. This new offering from the Osprey Collection is certainly important as true gem 1871 Indian cents are downright challenging! This example features medium brown surfaces with orange tinted luster under angled lighting. Both sides are completely struck and offer Gem quality that will appeal to the serial Indian cent collector. The CAC Red-Brown approved population is limited to only 27 pieces with 3 finer. A statistic that is worth noteworking during purchase evaluation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Indian 1C 1891 Indian 1C 1891
MS63RB PCGS
40369815

Gem HOLD
$250
New May 18! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Complete Strike, Frosted Luster. Little needs to be written concerning this gem toned 1891 Indian cent with red-brown certification. GFRC images capture the overall toning with intermixed orange, rose and blues. Strike is complete while the luster has a frosted texture. Worthy of special consideration by fans of exquisite toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 35th Anniversary old green holder labeled holder.
Indian 1C 1892 Indian 1C 1892
MS63BN PCGS
29585978

Choice $130 New May 18! Hammered Strike, Lots of Eye Appeal, Well Preserved. This boldly struck 1892 Indian offers considerable overall eye appeal regardless of the Brown designation. Angled lighting reveals copper-orange shades and frosted luster. Worthy of the offer price and a CAC submission if the economics made sense. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder.
Indian 1C 1905 Indian 1C 1905
MS62BN PCGS
41808345

Choice HOLD
$70
New May 18! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Rich Rose-Orange and Blue Coloration, Choice Overall. This near-gem 1905 Indian offers exceptional eye appeal, especially under angled lighting. Gray-blue shades are predominate on the obverse with orange-rose at the legend. The reverse is "out of this world" pretty with rich rose-orange luster against the same gray-blue backdrop. Someone needs to hurry and do a JUST BUY IT NOW purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Seated $1 1844 Seated $1 1844
MS63 PCGS
82924218

Choice $13000 New May 18! Rare Grade, Doubled Die Obverse, Golden Coloration, Partially Mirrored Fields . Consignor Price Reduction - Only 20,000 1844 dated Seated dollar were struck with a doubled obverse die which easily validates this offering as a circulation strike. With 10x, four stripes on each of the vertical shield lines is easily confirmed. This is a challenging date which is seldom offered at the Mint State level. PCGS population report indicates nine at grade with four finer. Light golden toning is evident on both sides with darker shades at the date and a horizontal toning band on the reverse. Partially mirrored fields result in reflective luster under angled lighting. A lovely example for the advanced collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. This piece has proven difficult to photograph leading to the decision to employ the PCGD TruView for proper presentation.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 50C 1840
Reverse of 1839
AU58 PCGS
31862780
WB-1
Choice HOLD
$850
New May 17! Repunched Date, Granular Frosted Luster, Tons of Eye Appeal, Twin Lakes Collection. A popular 1840 Reverse of 1839 die variety with bold repunching below the 40 digits. Listed as WB-1 and WB-102 by Bugert. I have one message for this Twin Lakes Collection example; JUST BUY IT NOW! Overall eye appeal is stunning due to an uninterrupted layer of granular mint frost that is fully lustrous. Angled lighting brings about swirling cartwheels and sharp reflectance across both sides. Strike is nearly complete except for stars surrounding the head. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with RPD FS-301, WB-102 Reverse of 1839 on the label.
Seated 50C 1885 Seated 50C 1885
AU58 PCGS
29803470

Choice $2000 New May 17! Notably Low Mintage, Crusty Violet-Gray Skin, Choice Steely Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. The 1885 and 1886 Seated half dollar dates are well recognized as having the lowest Philadelphia mintages for the series. 1885 saw 5,200 strikes with minimal surviving circulated populations while 1886 totaled 5,000. Both dates are equally challenging. Enter this important 1885 AU58 offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. This is a duplicate piece with crusted violet-gray toning on both sides. Underlying fields are steely as would be expected. Strike is completed along with choice surfaces. Light rub is detected under the patina. If a fan of crusty silver type and better dates, please consider. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1830 Capped Bust 50C 1830
Large 0
AU58 PCGS
24073061
O-122
Choice $985 New May 16! Briliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Faint Gold Toning, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. A most pleasing 1830 O-122 Capped Bust half that can be best described as a "slider" UNC. Rich mint bloom results in brilliant frosted and swirling cartwheels when exposed to angled lighting. Light peripheral gold toning is also evident while centers are mostly untoned. Faint rub is evident on the cheek and properly reflected in the AU58 certification. This Twin Lakes duplicate will satisfy collectors seeking a high end AU specimen for their holdings at a fair offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with Large 0 attribution on label.
Capped Bust 50C 1833 Capped Bust 50C 1833
AU58 PCGS
16656663
O-112
Choice HOLD
$825
New May 16! Steely Frosted Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, Pretty Pewter-Gold Coloration, Enticing Eye Appeal, Twin Lakes Collection. The 1833 O-112 die pairing can be attributing by an "erupting star 11" with its adjacent die chip so cleverly named. Upon inspection, one will immediately note brilliant luster than falls on the steely-frosted continuum. Cartwheels are very active given the strict surface originality. Coloring is best described as pewter-gold. A 10x reveals a few minute lines below the date and to the right of the date at the milling. There are hints of rub on the cheek consistent with the certified grade. A quality Twin Lakes Collection offering that is housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$1 1915S Gold G$1 1915-S
Early Commemoratives
AU58
PCGS
44260689

Gem HOLD
$625
New May 16! Panama-Pacific Commemorative, Superb Orange-Gold Presentation, Undergraded, CAC Approval. How I love the artistic quality of the 1915-S Pan-Pan design along with the low mintage of only 15,000. Struck to commemorate the opening of the Panama Canal with a canal laborer featured on the obverse and two circular dolphins on the reverse. I've looked long and hard for rub on this lovely gem and have failed to locate any. Coloring is a pretty orange-gold. CAC population, at the AU58 grade, is only 10 pieces approved. Attractively priced and certain to please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1916 Gold G$1 1916
Early Commemoratives
MS65
PCGS
44590920

Gem $995 New May 16! McKinley Commemorative, Brilliant Steely Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, CAC Approval. The McKinley commemorative was struck during 1916 and 1917 to raise funds for a memorial building in McKinley's birthplace of Niles Ohio. First year strikes totaled 15,000 piece with most saved. This gem survivor features pristine surfaces that are colored honey-gold. Die finish is on a continuum between steely and partial mirrored resulting in attractive reflectance with angled lighting. Overall eye appeal is high while priced well below the CDN CAC Guide of $1190. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1907 Gold G$10 1907
Indian
AU58 PCGS
16977424
No Motto
Choice HOLD
$1650
New May 16! No Motto, Frosted Honey-Gold Luster, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. This Twin Lakes 1907 No Motto $10 gold release is ideal for type collectors. Well preserved surfaces are lustrous with honey-gold coloration. Immediately purchased when showcased in the Daily Blog. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with No Motto attribution on the label.
Gold G$5 1881 Gold G$5 1881
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
13795391

Choice HOLD
$775
New May 16! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Rich Orange-Gold Coloring, Near-Gem, Twin Lakes Collection. Bold orange-gold coloration works hand in hand with blazing frosted luster towards downright pleasing eye appeal. 100% of its CAC green bean. Promptly purchased when displayed in the Daily Blog. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 10C 1839
No Drapery
AU58
PCGS
28176688
F-106b
Choice HOLD
$585
New May 16! Creamy Light Gold, Frosted Luster, Choice Surfacesl, Twin Lakes Collection. This 1839 F-106b Seated dime has certainly been well cared for after being struck. A creamy light gold patina uniformly covers both sides. Angled lighting highlights granular frosted luster. Light rub is seen on the left facing breast and lower left leg. Surfaces are close to fully unabraded with several faint lines in the right obverse field. The F-106b die state captures a die crack from the top of the rim down into the head along with a rotated reverse at 18 degrees clockwise. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1874 Seated 10C 1874
With Arrows
MS62 PCGS
42544166
TOP #59
F-103
Choice HOLD
$850
New May 16! Repunched Date, Rose-Gold Peripheral Toning, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. The 1874 With Arrows F-103 die pairing features bold repunching under the 4 digit. I was impressed with this die variety and included it in the Top 100 Varieties set published in 2005. This is entry #59. This Twin Lakes offering warrants quick attention. Note the rose-gold obverse coloring that is enhanced at the rims. Angled lighting certainly does not disappoint with sparking frosted luster and swirling cartwheels. Grading is accurate with an essentially complete strike. Finding a nicer 1874 F-103 might take years. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with Arrows, F-103 RPD attribution on the label.
Seated 10C 1875S Seated 10C 1875-S
Below Wreath
AU58 PCGS
37190212
F-102a
Original HOLD
$375
New May 16! Shattered Reverse, Deep Satiny Luster, Creamy Silver Gold, Twin Lakes Collection. A classic 1875-S Micro S strike from heavily eroded dies. As a result, luster takes on a deep satiny texture due to light orange peel throughout the Liberty device. The reverse is extensively shattered but not easily detectable due to the weak strike. Surfaces are toned a creamy light silver-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with Mintmark Below, F-102a, Micro S attribution on the label.
Barber 25C 1899O Barber 25C 1899-O
AU58
PCGS
26299273

Gem HOLD
$750
New May 15! Splendid Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Frosted Luster, Twin Lakes Collection. Not surprisingly, this Gem 1899-O Barber quarter was promptly acquired by an astute GFRC client. The images accurate capture the splendid eye appeal and pristine surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 25C 1831 Capped Bust 25C 1831
Small Letters
AU58 PCGS
84615644
B-1
Choice $1400 New May 15! Steely Gray, Nicely Mirrored Reverse, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. Type collectors should take a serious look at this Twin Lakes offering for its natural eye appeal. This 1831 B-1 Capped Bust quarter is perfectly original and performs well under angled lighting. Obverse luster is best described as steely frosty while the reverse fields are close to being considered partially mirrored. Active cartwheels make the bright light experience that much better. Centers have a transparent gray skin with peripheral gold on both sides. A few tiny fields ticks are seen with 10x which do not preclude a Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Early Copper 1C 1828 Early Copper 1C 1828
Large Narrow Date
AU58 PCGS
32785137
N-3
Choice $1100 New May 15! Large Narrow Date, Choice Original, Complete Pedigree, Twin Lakes Collection. A nicely struck middle die state N-3 example with comes with old 2x2 envelope and complete auction pedigree dating back to Alfred Bonard circa June 1964 and onward. Previously described as glossy medium steel brown and light olive with frosty steel brown toning in the protected areas. Great eye appeal for the grade. Random reverse lumps from die rust are seen surrounding the wreath. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with 2x2 flip and several auction catalog cutouts. Pedigrees include Alfred Bonard, G.G. Patterson, Col Steven Ellsworth, John Koebert, and 2015 Goldberg Auction Sale. A most interesting offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. Please note that the current holder is worn especially at the upper reverse.
Early Copper 1C 1857 Early Copper 1C 1857
Small Date
AU58
PCGS
31710167

Choice $650 New May 15! Small Date, Steely Fields, Rose Violet-Brown Coloration, Near-Gem, Twin Lakes Collection. An impressive release by the Twin Lakes Collection that should have early copper collectors jumping to attention. The only thing holding this superb 1857 large cent from a Gem quality rating is an ever so faint line in the right field seen under 10x. Otherwise, the fields are bold steely and unmarked. Rotating under bright light reveals chocolate brown with embedded rose and violet shades. Overall preservation and unblemished eye appeal will delight the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1910 Gold G$2.5 1910
Indian
AU55 PCGS
16491099

Gem HOLD
$550
New May 15! Brilliant Satiny Luster, Honey Orange-Gold Coloration, Conservative Grading, Union Bridge Collection. A conservatively graded 1910 Indian $2.5 gold piece that warrants a Gem quality rating. Brilliant satiny luster is exposed with angled lighting. Coloring is best described as honey orange-gold however, placing this gold piece on my desk directly under an LED lamp reveals green-gold shades also. Surfaces are unabraded. This lovely little gold piece deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1912 Gold G$2.5 1912
Indian
AU55 PCGS
16491087

Choice $535 New May 15! Green-Gold Coloration, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. A pleasing 1912 $2.5 Indian with classic green-gold coloration and satiny luster. Wear on the cheek is consistent with the certified grade. Overall, an attractive example for the budget minded type collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1913 Gold G$2.5 1913
Indian
AU55 NGC
3274384008

Original HOLD
$535
New May 15! Residual Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, Union Bridge Collection. Yet another $2.5 gold release from the Union Bridge Collection with honey gold coloration. Residual luster has reflective characteristics. Several reverse marks preclude a higher quality rating. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Morgan $1 1892CC Morgan $1 1892-CC
AU58
PCGS
38108647

Choice HOLD
$2150
New May 15! Better Carson City Date, Partially Mirrored Fields, Angled Lighting Reflectance, Near-Gem, Twin Lakes Collection. A premium 1892 Carson City strike with noteworthy eye appeal. Angled lighting accentuates partially mirrored fields and the resulting reflective luster. Surfaces are deliciously preserved and essentially unabraded. A faint gray skin is consistent on both sides. Typical of the current state of the Twin Lakes Collection and the release of top quality duplicates. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
No Drapery, Small Stars
MS62
NGC
5742516010
F-101
Choice HOLD
$1295
New May 15! Small Stars, Frosty Luster, Golden Shades, CAC Approval. Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction. The 1838 F-101 Small Stars die pairing results in several mint workmanship issues. We start the story with the obverse die being prepared with the half dime star punch. During working die creation, the reverse is obviously doubled in the left wreath and at (O)NE (D)IME. Initial strikes occur with the obverse die cracking at Liberty's head and down through the left field stars. Eventually, a reverse die crack forms at STATE(S OF AMER)ICA. I would occasionally see Small Stars dimes in the 1990s but their appearance frequency has dropped. This new example exhibits typical frosty surfaces with lighter toning. Coloring is natural silver-gray overlaid with faint gold and speckled shades at the periphery. An unquestionably original piece to consider. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC population is 2 in MS62 and 1 at MS63. A value at the offer price.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
Small Stars
MS61 PCGS
81753436
F-101a
Choice HOLD
$750
New May 15! Small Stars, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Conservative Grading, Twin Lakes Collection. The ratio of 1838 Large Stars vs. Small Stars dimes is historical titled towards Large Stars as only a single die pairing was employed for the smaller stars strikes. The Small Stars obverse is paired with a boldly doubled reverse die at (O)NE (D)IME and the left wreath. This Twin Lakes release is an old GFRC friend dating back to July 2017 in the Sales Archive. A Top 100 Varieties offering with granular frosted luster and active cartwheels. This dime presents a lovely "glow" under angled lighting without visual distractions. Toning is peripheral gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with complete attribution that reads DDR FS-801, F-101a, No Drapery, Small Stars.
Gold G$10 1932 Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS64 PCGS
25630006

Choice $1950 New May 14! Type Candidate, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, Union Bridge Collection. Collectors seeking an attractive type gold $10 Indian may wish to consider this well preserved Union Bridge offering. This is a brilliant frosted example with swirling cartwheels and essentially unabraded surfaces. In-hand coloring is honey-gold while exposure to angled light releases light rose on the upper obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$20 1904 Gold G$20 1904
Liberty
MS64 PCGS
25582017

Choice $2700 New May 14! Type Set Candidate, Honey Green-Gold, Steely Reflectance, Great Cartwheels, Union Bridge Collection. New U.S. gold collectors typically approach the yellow precious metal coinage via an initial type set. Jumping directly into CAC approved gold brings substantial premiums to the table. This Union Bridge offering is from his type set and was carefully selected for overall eye appeal. Near-gem surfaces exhibit steely reflectance and are essentially unabraded. Coloration is a pleasing honey green-gold. A quality offering at an attractive offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan $1 1885-O
MS63 PCGS
18694382

Choice $175 New May 14! Frosted Luster, Attractive Multi-Color Ring Toning. Union Bridge Collection. Angled lighting exposes nicely frosted luster and active cartwheels on this 1885-O Union Bridge Collection release. The upper obverse rainbow colors are fully present on the reverse. Accurately graded with colorful eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 10C 1840-O
No Drapery
F12 PCGS
30314859
F-110
Original HOLD
$110
New May 14! Small O, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Near-Choice, Union Bridge Collection. An 1840 F-110 New Orleans struck dime with Small O mintmark. Nicely preserved with honest wear and circulated cameo eye appeal. Surfaces are covered with original medium gray patina. One long ago obverse mark by Liberty's foot is noted. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 10C 1841-O
VF25 PCGS
27600454
F-115
Original $115 New May 14! Uniform Antique Gray, Pleasing Surfaces, Union Bridge Collection. This evenly toned and well struck 1841-O F-115 Seated dime is yet another release from the Union Bridge collection. A crusty gray skin covers both sides with near-choice surfaces that are essentially blemish free. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1840 Seated 25C 1840
With Drapery
VF30 ANACS
7294263
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$350
New May 14! Underrated Date, Choice Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. 1840 brought a design hub transitional year for the Liberty Seated half dime, dime and quarter denominations. The 1840 With Drapery date mintage is a reasonable 188,127 pieces but, as in the case for Liberty Seated dimes, availability is much lower than the mintage would suggest. 1840 Drapery quarters are very challenging to locate, especially in higher circulated grade. This new Union Bridge Collection release presents choice surfaces that are evenly worn without notable abrasions. The crusty gray skin, which covers both sides, is fully natural. Housed in new ANACS gold label holder.
Seated 25C 1850 Seated 25C 1850
EF40 PCGS
44099570
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$465
New May 14! Misplaced 1 on Rim, Challenging Date, Crusty Coin Gray Patina, Union Bridge Collection. The 1850 Briggs 1-A de pairing is a popular variety with a misplaced 1 digit on the rim directly below the final 1 in the date. The Top-25 Seated Quarter Varieties set lists this variety as entry #9. This Union Bridge Collection release features naturally toned gray surfaces that are best described as crusty. Angled lighting exposes mostly blue shades on the reverse. Strike is typical for this challenging date. An abrasion in the right obverse field precludes a Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 25C 1857
VF35 ANACS
7294264

Original $110 New May 14! Crusty Gray, Accurately Grade, Union Bridge Collection. Crusty gray patina is uniform and validates the strict originality of this Union Bridge Collection release. Fields are minimally abraded while the strike shows some obverse weakness. Housed in new ANACS gold label holder.
Seated 25C 1891 Seated 25C 1891
MS63 PCGS
90008896

Choice HOLD
$565
New May 14! Brilliant Steely Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Rose-Gold Toning, Union Bridge Collection. This Union Bridge Collection release is being award a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as the eye appeal is certain to please the selective collector. Steely luster radiates from both sides along with swirling cartwheel action when placed under a bright light. Strike is fully impressed. Rose-gold peripheral toning adds to the overall charm. Seriously, this offering is certain to please at the offer price for type of inclusion in a date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder.
Walking 50C 1935 Walking 50C 1935
MS65 ANACS OWH
572704

Gem $275 New May 14! Gem Original, Luster, Perpherial Gold Toning, Union Bridge Collection. This Union Bridge 1935 Walking Liberty half resides in an ANACS old white holders with accurate grading. A frosted lustrous piece with peripheral gold toning and hints of ebony at the extreme obverse rim. A gem grade earlier Philadelphia strike that offers ample eye appeal. Housed in ANACS old white holder
Seated 25C 1870CC Seated 25C 1870-CC
VG10 PCGS
21067104

Choice HOLD
$16725
New May 12! Key Date, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces, Well Preserved. Full description shortly as tractor time is upon me. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
No Drapery
AU58 PCGS
38359130
F-106
Choice $800 New May 11! Early Die State Cobweb Shattered Reverse, Steely Luster, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Massachusetts Collection. Have you ever thought of building an 1839 F-106 reverse die progression? This is possible as the F-106 Cobweb Shattered reverse was used continually into a termination die state. Finding an F-106 without reverse die cracks will prove to many time more challenging than the popular later die states. This Massachusetts Collection duplicate was struck during the earlier pottion of the reverse die life with light die cracks. This example comes with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I'm lovin' the brilliant steely fields and resulting luster. The reverse bright light performance is stunning. Bluish-gray toning covers the obverse with embedded gold that extends to the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
With Drapery
VF20 PCGS
29853137
F-101
Original HOLD
$400
New May 11! With Drapery Design Type, Medium Grey Patina, Continually Challenging, Massachusetts Collection. During 1840, the Philadelphia mint transitioned from the No Drapery design, per Christian Cobrecht, to a revised hub design that added a more upright seated lady Liberty and bold stars. A small fraction of 1840 strikes were accomplished with the With Drapery design. Today, this design type remains quite scarce in all grades and rare in choice AU or better. The Massachusetts Collection is releasing a solidly original circulated example with natural coin gray toning along with some speckled ebony on the obverse. Steely fields are consistent with the issue. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder.
Seated 10C 1841 Seated 10C 1841
AU58 PCGS
41257531
F-107
Choice HOLD
$425
New May 11! Premium Eearly Date, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Peripheral Golden-Aquamarine, Well Preserved, Massachusetts Collection. The Massachusetts Collection continues to upgrade his Liberty Seated dime set on the Open Set Registry. This premium 1841 F-107 release warrants prompt attention and a purchase consideration. This example is nicely balance between sparkling frosted luster and natural golden-aquamarine shades. Toning patterns are consistent with originality with a peripheral obverse right and more uniform coloration on the reverse. Angled lighting review is a joy with GFRC images unable to share that perspective. A few tiny field ticks are seen under 10x and not bothersome. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Seated 10C 1878CC Seated 10C 1878-CC
MS61 ANACS OWH
549075
F-103
Choice $1975 New May 11! Scarce Die Pairing, Rare in Mint State, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Massachusetts Collection. Ex, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. All three 1878-CC Type 2 reverse dies were heavily polished or lapped. Most Mint State survivors will be the F-101 Type 1 reverse die pairing or F-104 with heavily polished and cracked reverse. A review of the GFRC Sales Archive confirms that nearly all high grade 1878-CC dimes sold have been F-101 or F-104. This is the only certified F-103 to be offered at GFRC, let along in MInt State . A no question uncirculated example with uniform crusty gray patina covering both sides. Strike is hammered with every delicate device detail fully impressed. Housed in old ANACS white holder with front label barcode. This piece is 1878-CC Type 2 Reverse F-103 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. An important offering for the Liberty Seated dime die variety specialist.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 25C 1856-O
VF35 NGC
4921243006
Unlisted
Original HOLD
$225
New May 11! Crusty Original, Ebony-Gray Skin, Southern Texas Collection. Crusty is the operative word to describe this original 1856-O Seated quarter. A thick ebony-gray skin provide contrast to the lightly colored wear point, some calling this a circulated cameo effect. Several obverse field marks are ancient and partially toned. Another Southern Texas Collection release that is certain to please originality fans. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 50C 1850 Seated 50C 1850
AU Details NGC
4883781015
WB-1
Market Acceptable $975 New May 11! Repunched 0, Pre-Silver Arbitrage Date, Satiny Luster, Southern Texas Collection. An inexpensive 1850 New Orleans WB-1 strike with nicely repunched 0. Mintage is nearly 2,500,000 but survival rate is very low due to melting during the silver bullion arbitrage period of 1850 through early 1853. This surviving example retains original mint frost in protected device areas while the fields produce a satiny glow with angled lighting. I'm in agreement with the NGC Details grade as the fields are not original but not hairlined either. "An old wipe" best describes the treatment. Strike is essentially complete with all stars having connected centrils while lower eagle features are properly impressed. I've assigned a Market Acceptable quality rating as the eye appeal is consistent with many seen in straight graded holders. The die pairing is WB-1 with repunched 0 in the date. Housed in new NGC large font holder with AU Details, Cleaned designation.
Seated 50C 1856 Seated 50C 1856
VF30 NGC
4839771011

Choice $160 New May 11! Attractive Rose-Gray Patina, Underrated Date, Well Preserved, Southern Texas Collection. Astute Seated half dollar collectors realize that 1856 Philadelphus strikes are less often seen than the New Orleans counterpart. This Southern Texas Collection duplicate warrants prompt attention given its attractive rose-gray patina and hits of remaining luster. Accurately graded with no distractions. Housed in large font NGC holder.
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 50C 1860-O
EF40 PCGS
35611183

Original HOLD
$200
New May 11! Residual Frosted Luster, Light Gray Toning, Near-Choice, Southern Texas Collection. The Southern Texas Collection is releasing a lovely 1860-O Seated half with notable amounts of remaining luster. Angled light inspection sees a steely-frosted textures with light gray toning. Accurately graded with no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$10 1882 Gold G$10 1882
Liberty
MS63
NGC
4274962012

Choice $2150 New May 10! Rose-Gold Coloration, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Pretty Near-Gem, Wisconsin Gold Collection. A differentiated $10 Liberty gold offering from the Wisconsin Gold Collection that warrants your attention. Both sides feature rose-gold coloration which is in the small minority for U.S. gold. Luster is best described as frosted brilliant with swirling cartwheels. Some scattered field ticks are consistent with the certified grade. I am compelled to go with a near-gem quality rating as the overall eye appeal, including the rose toning, should please the new owner for years to come. CAC approval further validates the premium quality. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$10 1906S Gold G$10 1906-S
Liberty
MS62 PCGS
33051453

Choice $1500 New May 10! Underrated Date, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Gold Collection. Mintage for the 1906 $10 gold San Francisco issues was reported to be 457,000. The survival rate is surprisingly low with the majority graded at the MS61/MS62 level. 1906-S $10 gold becomes rare at the MS63 level followed by being extremely rare as a near-gem. Surface abrasions typically are the grade limiting issue. The Wisconsin Gold Collection is releasing a choice specimen with brilliant frosted luster and dancing cartwheels. Coloration is honey-gold. Field abrasions are accurately captured by the certified grade though the eye appeal is better. An underrated date and offering that is a compelling value. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$5 1893 Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
83617433

Choice $1000 New May 9! Superb Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, Fully Choice, Wisconsin Gold Collection. The Wisconsin Gold Collection 1893 $5 strike is a joy to view with angled lighting. As the description is written, this gold half eagle is sitting at 60 degrees as angled lighting. One sees a rich honey coloration with micro granular mint frost. Swirling the holder releases brilliant waves of frosted luster. The overall eye appeal is a function of coloring and luster trumping any tiny field abrasions that are expected on an MS63 piece of gold. I've got to go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1901S Gold G$5 1901-S
Liberty
MS64 PCGS
32201486

Choice $1000 New May 9! Type Candidate, Honey Green-Gold, Steely Fields, Swirling Cartwheels, Wisconsin Gold Collection. Honey green-gold coloring and steely reflective luster come together nicely on this 1901-S $5 gold offering from the Wisconsin Gold Collection. The lack of a CAC green bean should not be a consideration given the overall eye appeal and essentially unabraded surfaces. The date is ideal for type as one can purchase a premium piece at an attractive offer level. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1868 Seated 10C 1868
MS64
NGC
333880017
F-107a
Gem HOLD
$3850
New May 8! Gem Original, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Steely reflective fields and amazing rose and blue shades are the highlight of this magnificent Reconstruction era survivor. 1868 Philadelphia dime minted totaled 464,000 and represented a significant increase from the "Civil War" years. Choice Mint State survivors are quite limited as the issue entered circulated and remained there along with portions being exported to Europe. Purchased April 1996 from a young Jason Carter working at the Heritage Dallas office and remaining in the reference collection since that time. CAC approval arrived during 2015. This is the sole CAC approved example at grade with five finer. The reserve is high and captures both rarity and the monster eye appeal. Housed in NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 10C 1890-S
MS63
PCGS
21789577
F-116
Choice $800 New May 8! Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Brilliant frosted luster radiates from this fully choice 1890-S F-116 Seated dime when placed adjacent to angled lighting. GFRC images are woefully inadequate in capturing the intense luster and swirling cartwheel action. Strike is complete with bold motifs on both sides. A few obverse ticks are consistent with the technical grade though eye appeal is of a near-gem. Copper-gold shades are nicely framed by a thin blue arc at the peripheries. The F-116 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Worthy of spirited bidding for its superior eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1840 Seated 25C 1840
With Drapery
MS63
PCGS OGH
1577111
Briggs 1-A
Gem $22500 New May 8! Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. A splash of grey toning covers silver surfaces, with colorful shades of evergreen and burnt red evident as the coin is tilted. The strike is strong, with most of the claw joints well defined. Ample steely luster completes the package, and the eye appeal is exceptional. This piece ranks among the condition census, as PCGS has graded but two pieces at MS64 and a single example at MS65. CAC has certified three pieces at MS63 and a single coin at MS64. The overall CAC population is 20 pieces, with one (this) at the gold level. Briggs 1-A, with open claws. Note, the Briggs 2-B illustration is incorrect; see the E-Gobrecht, January 2011, for further detail on this oft-confused variety. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with Gold CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 25C 1842-O
Small Date
VF35 PCGS
18324513
Briggs 1-A
Choice $6500 New May 8! Small Date, Choice Original, Palos Verdes Collection. The 1842-O Small Date quarter is distinguished by the flat top of the 1 digit, which becomes slightly curved on the Large Date variety. This near-EF example exhibits copper and gold shading throughout, with lighter high points. Protected areas reveal gray color around the date, stars, legend, and borders of the central figures. The strike is typical, with about half of the star centers evident. Although not CAC-approved, this piece is choice, and limited only by a few field hairlines that require careful placement of a light and glass to detect. Briggs 1-A, the early die state, with an undamaged reverse shield. The 1842-O Small Date variety is highly prized in all grades and is a focal point of any set of Liberty Seated quarters. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU58
PCGS
33580668

Choice $925 New May 8! Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. Smoky gray patina covers the lower portion of the obverse, while the reverse exhibits thick russet toning throughout. Strike is typical, with a few stars softly impressed. The Coinage Act of 1853 devalued the half dime, dime, quarter, and half dollar by 7%, with the effect that silver coinage could once again flow freely in circulation without fear of speculative melting. The Philadelphia Mint coined over 15 million pieces in this year, but only a tiny fraction qualify for CAC certification, with 224 pieces reported in the CAC census. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 25C 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
EF45 PCGS
20124746
J-107
Original $1300 New May 8! Original, Eclectic Collection.. The filled-O reverse becomes scarce at higher grade levels, and it would be challenging to duplicate the current EF45 offering. This piece exhibits a middle die state, with the mintmark partially filled to the right. Greg Johnson's excellent article in Gobrecht Journal #118 (November 2013) features no less than six illustrations, which demonstrate the progressive deterioration as the mintmark internally collapses on the die face. As Briggs notes, this (Briggs 3-E) variety does not come well struck, as attested to by the weak stars and feathers, in addition to an overall lack of sharpness. Still, for the 1853-O die variety collector, this is an important example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 25C 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
VF30
PCGS
83568894
J-107
Choice $750 New May 8! Near-Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. The New Orleans issue of this year is considerably scarcer than its Philadelphia counterpart, making this piece a more desirable selection for a one-year type coin. Pleasing coin grey patina fills both sides of this example, with deeper shades at the rim. A few soft stars to the right are evident, but the deep relief of the strike remains apparent, with the eagle seemingly floating above the rays. J-107, an early die state without the filled mintmark. Note also the weakness in BER. Greg Johnson detailed the 1853-O quarter varieties in Gobrecht Journal #118 (November 2013). The CAC population is 41 pieces in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 25C 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
VF30 PCGS
15239647
FS-501
Choice $500 New May 8! O/Horizontal O, Near-Gem, Eclectic Collection.. Copper gray patina evenly blankets both sides, while the reverse shield and rays are neatly outlined by contrasting slate color. The FS-501, O/O variety exhibits remnants of a second mintmark, most notably inside the upper and lower loops of the mintmark. The strike is typical, with most star centers absent. A few marks at the head and flag are noted, none inconsistent with the assigned grade. While the 1853-O Arrows & Rays quarter is somewhat available, the O/O variety is decidedly more challenging. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1854 Seated 25C 1854
With Arrows
AU55 NGC
3655857016
Briggs 1-A
Choice $350 New May 8! Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. Gray surfaces hosts gold patina in the protected areas, with minor crust evident in the reverse shield. Sharply struck with complete star and claw detail, and the overall eye appeal is wholesome. Briggs 1-A, the thin date variety, with delicate digit bases, especially at the 4. Peripheral die cracks are evident on both sides, more so on the obverse. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1855S Seated 25C 1855-S
With Arrows
AU Details PCGS
38939950
Briggs 1-A
Original $900 New May 8! Original, Eclectic Collection.. Ample luster is evident in the protected areas of this better-date San Francisco piece. While not as highly coveted as the 1855-S half dollar, this remains a scarce issue with a population of 128 pieces in all grades at PCGS. Smoky patina fills the fields of this coin, with crust evident in the reverse shield. A field line is noted, running from star 4 to 7. Briggs 1-A, with feather detail removed to accommodate the top of the mintmark. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder, AU Details, Scratch notation.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 25C 1856
VF35 PCGS
30620499
Briggs 1-A
Original $125 New May 8! Near-Choice, Eclectic Collection.. This is a crusty, original example of one of the more accessible dates within the Liberty Seated quarter series. Dirt huddles in the protected areas, notably within the reverse shield and arrows. Strike is typical, with softly impressed stars. Briggs 1-A, with a high date and compass point reverse. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 25C 1856
Misplaced Date
VF35 PCGS
31509479
FS-301
Choice $150 New May 8! Misplaced Date, Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. The 1856 FS-301 quarter features the remnants of a digit punched into the folds of the gown, to the right of the shield. This example exhibits mixed shades of olive, gold and navy patina, accompanied by crusty shields and scattered dirt throughout the eagle. The originality is strong and is close to a CAC standard. A few marks in the right obverse field are noted. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 25C 1857
AU55
PCGS
20850407

Choice $350 New May 8! Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. Steel, gray, and light gold patina covers both sides, decorated by splashes of light dirt throughout. Quarters of this date often exhibit striking issues, and in this case a few stars and feathers are softly impressed. CAC has approved 101 pieces in all grades combined, a tiny percentage of the near ten million pieces produced. A couple marks to the left of the wing are somewhat hidden by the toning. Although ostensibly a "common date," this example is highly original and scarce as such. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 25C 1857
Reverse Die Clash
EF40 PCGS
41025101
FS-901
Choice $4700 New May 8! Flying Eagle Die Clash, Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. Deep gray surfaces lead toward russet patina at the rims, while the protected areas of the central devices host similar copper shades. Strike is typical, with flat stars and eagle feathers blending together. Briggs 6-F, with Flying Eagle cent clash marks above the wings. This is one of the more bizarre errors in the quarter series and clearly the result of either gross negligence or deliberate chicanery. Either way, it's a great conversation piece and ideal for sharing with other collectors. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Seated 25C 1857O Seated 25C 1857-O
MS62 NGC
3814091004
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2100 New May 8! Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. A wide array of color is evident as this piece is flipped under a light, with rose, gold, and blue patina apparent. Nicely struck, with just a couple soft stars, while the usual problem area south of the reverse shield is fully detailed. Briggs 1-A, with the mintmark just left of center. All coins exist on a continuum, and this original piece is close to the CAC standard, possibly precluded by only a few stray lines in right obverse field. Still, this piece far nicer than most 1857-O quarters encountered in the market. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1859 Seated 25C 1859
MS64+ PCGS
32552815
II/II
Gem $2500 New May 8! Gem Original, Rare II/II Design Hub Strike, Eclectic Collection.. Brilliant luster imparts active cartwheels to this exceptionally flashy piece. Untoned centers lead toward pleasing russet color at the rims, more so on the obverse. The strike is exquisite, defying this normally picky cataloger to identify even the slightest weakness. This is a scarce variety, Briggs 8-G, pairing the type II obverse and type II reverse. Apart from the new hubs, date styles also changed in this year, with smaller digit punches now used. This GFRC Gem-rated piece is easily one of the finest for the variety, and the hammered strike sharply conveys the intentions of the engraver. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1868 Seated 25C 1868
MS63 PCGS
36219291
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4250 New May 8! Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. Steel-gray color radiates from both sides of this better-date Philadelphia piece, with bits of russet patina evident here and there. The 1868 quarter is scarcer as a business strike than in proof format, and the downward sloping date confirms the all-important circulation strike status. Steely luster is consistent with the assigned grade. Silver production remained low in the post-Civil War era and did not recover until massive discoveries of western silver appeared in the early 1870s. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1876 Seated 25C 1876
MS65
PCGS
81328669
II
Gem $1500 New May 8! Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. This Centennial-year quarter exhibits medium skin with dusty gray obverse patina, while the flashy reverse reveals sea-green shades at the eagle, surrounded by thick russet-maroon color in the legend. Most star points are evident. Type II reverse, with the bases of STATES separate. Collectors of US silver coins enjoy a wide array of toning patterns, and this piece is an attractive representative of the various possibilities. CAC has certified 111 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1876 Seated 25C 1876
EF45 PCGS
34178265
II
Original $175 New May 8! Original, Eclectic Collection.. Deep gray patina covers both sides, with golden shade additionally present on the reverse. High points are a touch lighter, and a thin spray of crust is evident throughout. The strike is typical, with most stars flat. Type II reverse, with the bases of STATES separate. Briggs also notes a die scratch running from T to R of TRUST on the type II reverse. This coin will be one of the more affordable examples in the Eclectic Quarters offering and will serve as a well-detailed example of the With Motto type. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1876CC Seated 25C 1876-CC
MS66
PCGS
28283884

Gem $8500 New May 8! Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. A dynamic cartwheel penetrates the thick skin of this Carson City quarter, and the overall flash is compelling. Rich shades of blue-green and gold patina cover the obverse, while russet and maroon color are additionally evident on the reverse. Sharply struck, with full detail in the stars and claws. Light die cracks connect the stars and legend. CAC has certified 80 pieces in all grades, with four examples at MS66 and a single coin finer at MS67. A more attractive piece is hard to imagine, and this coin would serve as a highlight of even the most advanced Liberty Seated quarter collection. One need not scour the auction listings of our distinguished competition to find all the condition census pieces, as GFRC is handling more and more of the best coins, such as this example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1876S Seated 25C 1876-S
MS64 PCGS
16078183

Choice $850 New May 8! Near-Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. Frosty devices contrast with russet-gray fields, with the deepest color at the rims. Nicely struck, with sharp star points and most claws cleanly separated. Type II reverse, with the bases of STATES clear of the adjacent letters. This piece exhibits a medium sized mintmark, noted by Briggs as scarce for the 1876-S quarter. The Eclectic Quarter collector consistently sought out distinct varieties, and this coin is an illustrative example of finding something uncommon, even among a high-mintage issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1876S Seated 25C 1876-S
MS61 NGC
5895613004
FS-302
Choice $425 New May 8! Misplaced Date, Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. This FS-302 example exhibits a misplaced digit in the denticles, below the 8 in the date. Toning of the present example is primarily silver and gray, with a spray of charcoal color present to the right of Liberty, while the reverse exhibits a light mist of tan patina with scattered ebony shades at the rim. Star points are sharp, while some of the eagle's claws are joined. A number of issues in the quarter series are rich in varieties, and would could easily form a reference collection of 1876-S pieces. With a high mintage, undocumented varieties are surely waiting to be found by an astute collector. Housed in a new large font NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1876S Seated 25C 1876-S
AU53
PCGS
34383388

Choice $300 New May 8! Choice Original, Saw Mill Run Collection. An olive-gold skin covers both sides of this San Francisco piece, along with scattered bits of crust on the reverse. The strike is well executed with defined star centers and most claw joints separated. The only mark of note extends from star 2. CAC has certified 46 pieces total. The 1876-S is not an issue that would quickly come to mind when contemplating lower CAC populations, but the CAC report tells a different story, as astute collectors will realize. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Previously from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1877CC Seated 25C 1877-CC
MS65
PCGS
81248269

Gem $3250 New May 8! Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. Strong luster easily penetrates the thick skin, and the cartwheel is active under a light. Deep evergreen, slate, and copper patina evenly fills the obverse, while the reverse is lighter and reveals smoky shades throughout the legend. Design elements are sharp, with only a couple stars softly impressed. In-hand appeal is strong, and the GFRC Gem-rating is easily warranted. The CAC report notes 110 pieces in all grades, with 13 coins at MS66 and 3 examples at MS67. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
MS65
PCGS
25208262

Gem $1500 New May 8! Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. This lustrous, GFRC-rated Gem example exhibits gray central figures with evergreen shades intermixed in the recessed areas. The peripheral design elements similarly rise above an olive-green palette, and the contrast is pleasing. Well-struck, with all star points evident. Briggs notes that overall striking quality for this issue is poor, and this piece is clearly above average for the date. The CAC census notes 56 coins in all grades combined, a remarkably low figure given that nearly nine million quarters were produced by the San Francisco Mint in this year. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 25C 1880
PR62 PCGS
38939948

Choice $650 New May 8! Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. Frosty central devices contrast with mirrorlike fields, highlighting the sharp detail that one expects from a proof strike. Hairlines that are consistent with this grade level are notably absent, and the overall eye appeal is that of a higher-graded coin. Liberty exhibits maroon and olive patina while the eagle is more untoned and reveals a light wash of burgundy color. Proof examples form a distinctly separate discipline among Liberty Seated collecting, and this is simply a matter of taste, with some collectors preferring highly reflective proof pieces rather than business strikes. Regardless, one can be a connoisseur at many levels, and the present piece is a pleasing selection for the assigned grade. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 25C 1890
MS65
PCGS
38302425
Briggs 2-B
Gem $2150 New May 8! Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. Production of quarters increased substantially in this year, but the 1880 issue remains a semi-key date with just 80,000 examples coined. This frosty piece exhibits mixed russet and blue-green patina, more so on the obverse. A few stars are softly impressed while the eagle's claws offer more detail overall. Briggs 2-B, with typically weak stars as noted. The business strike attribution is important for late date Seated quarters, as proof examples are more available and less prized. The CAC population is 66 pieces in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1891 Seated 25C 1891
MS65
NGC Fatty
254014003

Gem $1500 New May 8! Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. A bold cartwheel easily emerges from the thick toning, and the in-hand flash is considerable. Blue and gray color intermixes throughout both sides, with additional shades of rose patina evident above the reverse shield. Nicely struck, with most claw joints distinct. Production of quarter dollars increased considerably in this year, but original survivors remain scarce, as contemporary collectors were more interested in proof examples. The CAC population is 108 coins across all grades, with 20 pieces finer. Housed in a brown label NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) holder.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 50C 1840
Reverse of 1839
MS65
PCGS
25618268
WB-1
Gem $12200 New May 8! Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Luster booms through earthy shades of gold and grey on the obverse of this gem With Drapery half, while the reverse reveals a frosty eagle surrounded by swirling plum and olive patina. The flash is intensely reflective with steely surfaces. Stars to the left are softly impressed, while the right stars and eagle’s claw joints are sharply detailed. WB-1, with repunched 40 in the date, in addition to light reverse die cracks connecting the legend letters. The PCGS population is eight pieces in MS65, with six examples higher. CAC reports four coins in MS65 and five pieces in MS66. This is a superb type coin, with more flash than the images might suggest. This piece is technically separated from the highest graded by only a touch of luster yet is available for a fraction of “finest known” money. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1842O Seated 50C 1842-O
Small Date
AU50 PCGS
29688072
WB-2
Choice $6500 New May 8! Small Date, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Wiley-Bugert reference identifies two of the thirteen known die marriages of the 1842-O half as the Small Date type. The PCGS population reinforces the scarcity of the Small Date variety, with nearly twice as many Medium Date examples reported. This piece is WB-2, with a reverse die crack running from middle claw to (H)AL(F). Shading is gray and silver throughout, with bits of olive and copper patina clinging to the obverse rim and eagle wings. High point wear hosts steely Mint bloom throughout the stars and legend. Nicely struck, with most claw joints distinct. Technical detail is arguably that of a high-end EF45, and CAC would likely approve at that level. PCGS reports eight pieces in all AU grades combined, with just two at the MS level, both in MS62. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 50C 1849
Dramatically Doubled Date
AU Details PCGS
42019773
WB-6
Market Acceptable $1800 New May 8! Repunched Date, Borderline Surfaces. The WB-6 exhibits a dramatically doubled date, punched first to the left and then reimpressed to the right. Careful study with a glass reveals multiple fragments of the original date, and the remaining detail is substantial. The silver and steel-gray patina of this example hosts light, diagonal streaks of russet color, with additional shades of smoky chestnut evident on the reverse. Surfaces are partially mirrored. WB-6, with diagonal die lines through the lowest part of the reverse shield. Stars to the right are soft, while the reverse claw detail is sharper. Although not completely original, this is well-detailed example of an important variety. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 holder.
Seated 50C 1851O Seated 50C 1851-O
MS64 NGC
1705301001
WB-4
Choice $4100 New May 8! Near-Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Silver and gray surfaces host charcoal splashes throughout the stars and legend, while a few traces of russet color surround the eagle. Luster is steely and reflective. The strike is sharply impressed with strongly delineated detail beneath the reverse shield, the perpetual problem area in the Seated half series. The overall eye appeal is strong, close to GFRC-Gem level. WB-4, with the date punched high and the mintmark placed under the arrow feather. This is a lower mintage issue, with just five known die marriages. The NGC population is five pieces in MS64 with six pieces in all higher grades. Housed in a NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) standard ring insert holder.
Seated 50C 1873CC Seated 50C 1873-CC
With Arrows
AU58
NGC
3584438004
WB-8
R7
Choice $12500 New May 8! Large CC, Digits Below Date, R7 Rarity, Choice Original.. This 1873-CC Liberty Seated half dollar is a significant arrival for passionate collectors of the series or for those with Carson City coinage as a side tangent. A condition census specimen with only two CAC approved at grade with four finer (3@MS63 and 1@MS65). Further increasing the significance is the WB-8 attribution with Large CC mintmark and errant digits on and above the rim below the date. When noted half dollar researcher, Bill Bugert, was done counting the errant date punches, he reports at least eight occurrences which is astounding. Bugert has assigned an R7 rarity rating for the variety with few known. The reverse is transitional with 1871-CC, 1872-CC, and 1876-CC adding more historical context. Fully choice with granular frosted luster that is brilliant with vibrant cartwheels. Coloration is copper-gold with darker hues at the peripheries. Destined to become one of the highlights in a top rated collection of the series. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1874 Seated 50C 1874
With Arrows
MS64
NGC
3603430010

Choice $3650 New May 8! With Arrows, Choice Original.. A near-gem Seated half dollar lot which is ideal for an advanced collection of the series or for type. Copper-rose patina overlays the obverse while bluish-gold appears on the reverse. This 1874 half is so close to fully struck with only the left facing eagle claw not being completely raised. Uniform frosted luster is activated with angled lighting. A stray ancient line between stars 11 and 12 is seen with 10x. CAC has approved seven at grade with eight finer. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 50C 1875-S
MS63
PCGS
28550467

Choice HOLD
$1000
New May 8! Choice Original, Saw Mill Run Collection.. Ex. Oregon Beaver Collection. This piece is strong for the grade with exceptional, frosty luster. Thicker toning on the reverse may have inclined the grader to lean toward an MS63 designation, but MS64 would not be out of the question. The obverse reveals a medium skin of gold and tan, while the reverse shading is heavier, a nearly even covering of gold and olive. The strike is strong, with even the claw joints defined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1881 Seated 50C 1881
MS65+
NGC
4494276003

Gem $7500 New May 8! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. The 1881 Seated half in the Oregon Beaver Collection is absolutely sweet. Unabraded steely fields are fully brilliant and downright stunning under angled lighting. Cartwheels are equally pleasing. Toning has all the hallmarks of an unmolested gem with intermixed rose-blue on the obverse while the reverse is decorated by a wide aquamarine-blue band. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1887 Seated 50C 1887
MS63
PCGS
81641497

Choice $2700 New May 8! Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Oregon Beaver Collection 1887 Seated half dollar brings a taste of natural pastel shades to partially mirrored surfaces. Natural pastel colors typically float on a coin's surface as is the case here. In-hand rose, blues, and aquamarine are dominant in the images but melt away with angled lighting. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade. The certified grade captures faint obverse fields lines that are toned over along with weakness at the head and nearby stars. The lone CAC approved MS63 and fair value at reserve price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1866 Seated 5C 1866
AU58 PCGS
84050696

Original $1250 New May 8! Challenging Civil War Date, Lightly Mirrored, Clashed Dies, Dipped. A well-struck, largely brilliant 1866 Civil War example with white reflective luster. Wire rims are complete on both sides. The untoned surfaces result from a past dip though the significance of this offering cannot be understated. Mintage of only 10,000 pieces and missing in many Sewated half dime date and mintmark sets. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1915 Gold G$2.5 1915
Indian
MS64
PCGS
25658123

Gem $2200 New May 7! Atypical Coloration, Gem Original, Full Strike, Wisconsin Gold Collection. I'm truly impressed with this 1915 $2.5 Indian due to its multiple viewing personalities that are atypical for the issue. In-hand viewing suggests orange-gold coloration with metallic type luster. Placing this piece under a bright light brings about a color transition to whitish-gold with peripheral yellow shades. The reverse retains more of the in-hand orange shades. Surfaces are pristine and strike is full. If searching for a differentiated $2.5 Indian, this Wisconsin Gold Collection example is for you. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1927 Gold G$2.5 1927
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
81123773

Choice $1325 New May 7! Thick Satiny Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection. Even honey-gold shades are readily evident on this near-gem 1927 $2.5 gold offering from the Wisconsin Gold Collection. Luster has a rich satiny texture and is consistent on both sides. Strike is nicely executed and complete. A single contact mark at the upper reverse holds this one back from a full Gem quality rating thought the eye appeal is certainly at the gem level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1890CC Gold G$20 1890-CC
Liberty
AU55
NGC
5779568007

Choice $6950 New May 7! Ideal $20 Carson City Type, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Classic Green-Gold Coloration. This 1890-CC double eagle is an ideal candidate for a Carson City gold type set. Though the date sports a mintage of only 91,209, many survivors are known at the AU grades. CAC review and approval provides an important screening service for isolating premium survivors as is the case with this new GFRC offerings. Partially mirrored fields are free of any significant abrasions which leads to pleasing luster under angled lighting. Coloration is a classic green-gold. I'm becoming more selective with U.S gold inventory with this lovely example meeting my criteria. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1897S Gold G$20 1897-S
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34086000

Choice $4600 New May 7! Superb Eye Appeal, Sparkling Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Honey Gold Near-Gem, Wisconsin Gold Collection, CAC Approval. The Wisconsin Gold Collection consignor is back with a second lot that contains a host of gem and near-gem offerings. I'm thoroughly impressed with this 1897-S $20 piece that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is being called. Immediately upon angled lighting inspection, sparkling luster explodes from the surfaces along with swirling cartwheels that tickle the eyes. The certified grade is a function of a few abrasions that do not detract. Coloration is a pretty honey-gold. Overall, a premium example with CAC approval that is sure to win the admiration of the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$20 1904 Gold G$20 1904
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
32551443

Gem $3650 New May 7! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Dazzling Cartwheels, Honey Green-Gold, Wisconsin Gold Collection. 1904 double eagles are certainly "common" resulting in being the perfect date for type. Collectors can purchase a superior Mint State example without a substantial premium. This new Wisconsin Gold Collection divestment is truly sweet and pleasing for type. Granular frosted luster is ablaze with angled lighting. Cartwheel action is equally impressive. Coloration is classic honey-green gold. Fields are nearly unabraded with hints of chatter on the cheek that limit the grade to MS64+ rather than full gem. CAC approval validates the premium surfaces and overall eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$20 1925 Gold G$20 1925
St Gaudens
MS65+
PCGS
40117805

Gem $4350 New May 7! Noteworthy Type Candidate, Pristine Surfaces, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Green-Gold Coloration. Handling high end Mint State U.S. gold is a sheer joy for two reasons. First is the absence of abrasions always seen on pieces graded at the MS62-MS64 levels. There is something special about viewing the original engraving without distractions. Second is the brilliant luster that is associated with MS65 or better specimens. Full gems carry a substantial premium over gold spot for these two reasons as overall eye appeal is truly superior to the majority of survivors. This 1925 double eagle was added to GFRC inventory for these reasons. Frosted luster is rich and brilliant. Coloration is green-gold with hints of honey shades. If building a type set, this piece should be carefully considered. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan $1 1878-S
MS64
NGC
4387560001

Choice $300 New May 7! Light Gold, Steely Fields, Swirling Cartwheels, Near-Gem Original, CAC Approval. Price Reduction. A near-gem 1878-S Morgan that is sure to please fans of original toning and minimally abraded surfaces. Both sides are toned a light gold with the darker shades evident at the peripheries. Steely reflective luster is crisp along with dancing cartwheels under a light source. A clean cheek furthers adds to the overall eye appeal. Conservative graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with fresh CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1858S Gold G$1 1858-S
Type 3 Indian Princess
AU58 NGC
601433001

Choice HOLD
$2300
New May 6! Rare and Underrated, Attractive Orange-Gold, Steely Fileds, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with an underrated 1858-S $1 gold piece that should garner considerable attention. Mintage is a tiny 10,000 strikes with Mint State survivors being close to non-existent. This AU58 certified example would nicely fill that challenge hole in a series collection. Coloration is natural orange gold. Angled lighting reveals steely fields and ample reflective luster. The offer price is entirely fair and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Gold G$10 1901S Gold G$10 1901-S
Liberty
MS65
PCGS
44282692

Gem $5375 New May 6! High End Type Possibility, Repunched 1, Granular Frosted Luster, Pretty Honey-Gold, Osprey Collection. 1901 San Francisco strikes are consider to be a "common date" and an ideal selection for type given adequate availability. This newly consigned Osprey Collection specimen is an unquestionable gem with micro-granular frosted luster and honey-gold coloration. Strike is fully executed. The 1 diigt is obviously repunched at the base though PCGS does not list as a recognized die variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1909/8 Gold G$20 1909/8
St Gaudens
MS62 PCGS
44322232

Choice $4250 New May 6! Popular Variety, Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, Osprey Collection. The lower loop of an 8 digit is obvious within the 9 on this lovely 1909/8 overdate St. Gaudens. This is the only overdate among the gold issues from 1907 to 1933 resulting from a left over 1908 die being repunched with 1909 date and placed into service. This date comes with a "flat look" consistent with the 1908 No Motto issue. Frosted luster is consistent with the certified grade. Coloration is a pleasing honey-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder and from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1924 Gold G$20 1924
St Gaudens
MS64
NGC
363081014

Choice $2925 New May 6! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. Eye appeal is always an important consideration when purchasing U.S. gold. For $20 Saints, the obverse area surrounding Liberty's head should be completely unabraded as the primary focal point. This is the case for this lovely 1924 NGC certified $20 offering. Overall luster is best labeled as frosted with brilliance consistent with the certified grade. Honey-gold coloring is typical for the issue. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval. Another new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 25C 1892
MS62 NGC
3818953004

Choice $350 New May 4! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Mostly Copper-Gold Coloration. If pursuing a type set, the 1892 Barber dime, quarter, and half dollar dates are popular candidates given the higher mintage and continual availability. During a recent collection purchase, GFRC acquired a nice lot of 1892 Barber quarters with this offering being the last of the group to reach the price list. An eye catching example with brilliant frosty luster that is more prevalent on the obverse. Peripheral copper-gold extends to reverse along with a lovely blue arc at the rim. Angled lighting enticing vibrant cartwheel action. Strike is fully executed including the pesky right eagle claw and arrow feathers. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 25C 1892
MS62 PCGS
32838915

Choice $375 New May 4! Splendid Eye Appeal, Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Perfect for Type. The rollout of recently purchased 1892 Barber quarters continues with this choice specimen. Both sides radiate swirling cartwheels and granular frosted luster. Peripheral copper coin and a thin blue arc nicely frame the lighter toned centers. Strike is completely executed with the lower reverse motifs being intricately defined. Faint right obverse field abrasions account for the technical grading though eye appeal is of a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1857S Seated 50C 1857-S
G06 NGC
6212772001

Choice HOLD
$285
New May 4! Better Early San Francisco Date, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces. Promptly purchased when illustrated in the Daily Blog. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 50C 1860 Seated 50C 1860
AU50 ANACS
5406147

Choice HOLD
$295
New May 4! Superb Eye Appeal, Ebony-Gray, Steely Fields. An eye appealing 1860 Seated half with steely fields overlaid with ebony-gray toning. A full strike certainly adds to the pleasing overall appearance. Surfaces are essentially unabraded. Housed in ANACS yellow label holder.
Early Copper 1/2C 1828 Early Copper 1/2C 1828
13 Stars
EF45
PCGS
27614828

Choice HOLD
$250
New May 3! 13 Stars, Crusty Tan-Brown Patina, Excellent Strike, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. Early copper enthusiasts should take a close look at this choice 1828 13 Stars half cent. CAC certainly called this one correctly as being a premium survivor. Tan-brown toning brings crusty textures. Strike is essentially complete with deeply impress obverse motifs while the upper left reverse wreath lacks some details. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
Partial Drapery
EF40 PCGS
42561815
F-109
R5
Original HOLD
$450
New May 3! Partial Drapery Obverse Only, Olive-Gray, Steely Fields, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. This AuburnNY Accordian offering is less than a handful seen for the F-109 "Partial Drapery" variety. The "partial drapery" is of course die clashing which takes place during the F-108 pairing with both dies clashed. F-109 results from a re-marriage of the heavily clashed Partial Drapery obverse (during F-108) with a second unclashed reverse. This die pairing is rated R5 as so few have been found. A pleasing and near-choice example with olive-gray patina along with peripheral copper-gold. The obverse die clash is bold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with Partial Drapery, F-109 attribution on the label.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 10C 1869-S
EF45
PCGS
18736694
F-101
Choice $495 New May 3! Small Thin S, Golden-Gray Patina, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A well preserved and choice example of the 1869-s date which is tough in higher grades. The F-101 die variety documents a Small Thin S reverse. This AuburnNY Accordian offering is accurately graded with typical striking characteristics for the date. Uniform golden-gray obverse patina validates the originality. The darker areas on the right obverse are enhanced toning. A typical CAC approved specimen with that natural coin gray look. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 10C 1872
PF65+
NGC
4251078013
F-109
Gem $2250 New May 3! Misplaced 2 Digit in Base, Top 100 Die Varieties, Mirrored Fields, Bold Strike, Condition Census, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection returns with a sharply mirrored 1872 F-109 proof die with misplaced 2 digit. The lower loop of the 2 digit is bold with 10x. Regardless of the thick rose-gray toning. the fields still emit ample amounts of reflectance. Strike is complete with light reverse die striations. A condition census example and potentially one of the finest known. An unquestionable gem that will enhance an advanced Top 100 Varieties set. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Ex. Dr. James G.K. McClure pedigree on label.
Capped Bust 50C 1814 Capped Bust 50C 1814
EF40 NGC
3753237007
O-105
Choice $595 New May 2! Crusty Rose-Gray Patina, Steely Fields, Fully Choice. A crusty 1814 O-105 that show garner some attention for its originality and old time natural rose-gray coloration. Steely fields are essentially unabraded except for a tone over micro mark at star 3. This is a premium example for mid-grade collectors at a fair offer price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The O-105 attribution is featured on the brown label.
Capped Bust 50C 1818 Capped Bust 50C 1818
AU50 NGC
5861359001
O-111
Choice HOLD
$625
New May 2! Steely Reflective Fields, Natural Olive and Golden-Gray, Choice Surfaces. Steely reflective luster and toning that includes olive, gold and gray is promptly seen with an angled light. Fields are pristine and provide for an undisturbed viewing experience as everyone hates distracting marks. Surfaces are 100% original. A premium 1818 O-111 Capped Bust half dollar that is nicely preserved and certain to please the collector. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1819/8 Capped Bust 50C 1819/8
EF45 NGC
6448213005
O-101
Choice $545 New May 2! 1819/8 Small 9, Impressive Eye Appeal, Steely Reflectance, Choice Surfaces. Angled lighting exposes steely reflectant and peripheral mint frost on this 1819/8 Small 9 half. Luster is quite strong and well above average for the grade including sparkling reflections at the stars. Images accurately capture the mostly rose-gray obverse and deep olive-gray reverse. The reverse is particularly notable for having a sharp steely texture. Obverse strike is sharp with all star centerpoints present while the reverse is typical. Fully choice and recommended by me. Housed in new large font NGC holder with Small 9 and O-101 attribution on the label.
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 50C 1806
6 Over Inverted 6
EF40
PCGS
43025436
O-112
R4
Choice $5450 New May 2! 6 Over Inverted 6, Natural Coin Gray Patina, Bisecting Obverse Die Crack, CAC Approval. The 1806 Draped Bust half 6 over inverted 6 obverse is paired with two reverse dies (O-111, O-112). During the second O-112 die pairing, the obverse exhibits a bisecting obverse die crack and perfect reverse as compared to the die cuds seen on O-111. GFRC is thrilled to be offering this unquestionably original O-112 specimen with low PCGS and CAC populations. This is the first 6 over inverted 6 handled by GFRC and what a way to get started! Surfaces are toned natural coin gray with dirt seen in the protected hair curl depressions and surrounding the reverse olive leaves. Fields are essentially unabraded and well preserved. PCGS has only certified seventeen (O-111, O-112) at the EF40 grade with only three O-112 with special die variety attribution. CAC has approved of all eight at grade with seven finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1C 1838 Early Copper 1C 1838
MS64BN
NGC
380756001
N-2
Choice $1200 New May 2! Ex. Rasmussen Collection, Chocolate Brown, Embedded Gold, Worn Dies, CAC Approved. The noteworthy Wes Rasmussen Collection auction was conducted by Heritage on January 13, 2005 in Fort Lauderdale with the catalog currently available on Amazon for $75…. GFRC is pleased to be offering a Rasmussen pedigreed 1838 N-2 specimen. This near-gem exhibits an even chocolate-brown skin with golden highlights at the peripheries. Unblemished surfaces display an orange peel texture due to severe die erosion. Luster is best described as satiny soft due to the surfaces. A premium Coronet design offering. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with Rasmussen Collection pedigree.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 5C 1838
No Drapery
MS65
PCGS
25351181

Gem $1825 New May 2! No Drapery Type, Steely Luster, Pretty Copper-Gold, Aquamarine and Gray Coloration, Nice Gem. The second year of Liberty Seated half dime and dime production brought stars to the obverse with No Drapery type designation. This 1838 gem would certainly qualify for inclusion into an advanced type set or regular series set. Steely gray best describes the base toning color with overlaid copper-gold and aquamarine. This coloration validates the originality. Stars 2 and 9 show repunching for those wishing to check the die variety. I suggest that you use Clint Cummins under construction reference at www.lssccweb.or. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) with CAC approval.
Trade $1 1874S Trade $1 1874-S
MS61 ANACS
6041447

Choice HOLD
$1300
New May 2! Attractive Peripheral Toning, Steely Luster, Choice at Grade. Price Reduction - Please don't let the ANACS gold label holder impact potential consideration for this attractively toned 1874 San Francisco struck Trade dollar. 1874 brought large commercial demand for Trade dollars to be used for the China trade. Most of the San Francisco output was shipped to the Orient. Enough Mint State examples were saved and are available for present day collectors. This well preserved example offers attractive ring toning on both sides. A dense aquamarine patina surrounds untoned centers. Luster is of a steely texture and active during bright light inspection. Fields abrasions are consistent with the assigned grade. This offering is a special color coin with the associated premium.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 5C 1830
MS65
NGC Fatty
257919001
LM-1.2
R4
Gem $3050 New April 29! Scarce Die Marriage, Gem Original, Steely Reflective Luster, Super Cartwheels, CAC Approval. The 1830 Capped Bust half dime date is a monster challenge for die variety collectors given a host of R4 marriage and several at the R5 through R7 levels. This gem LM-1.2 is a real sweetheart with steely reflective luster and vibrant cartwheels. Don't let the darker blue-gray in-hand toning convince you otherwise. An angled lighting inspection brings a transition to steely gray centers along with peripheral gold. The LM-1.2 remarriage is easily confirmed via heavy die clashing above the eagle. Housed in a pristine NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) holder with CAC approval and certain to please the most selective student of the series. Also a great type specimen given a minimum premium for the die variety.
Capped Bust 5C 1831 Capped Bust 5C 1831
MS64 NGC
3472333001
LM-6
Choice $1275 New April 29! Type or Date Set Candidate, Near-Gem, Rose-Gray Patina, Fully Struck. A near-gem 1831 LM-6 survivor that would be ideal for type or those assembling a date only set in higher grades. Frosted luster and rose-gray coloration combined for a pleasing viewing experience. Strike is completely executed while angled lighting exposes active cartwheels. The reverse features heavy die clashing, die cracks and completely filled loop at STATE(S). GFRC images accurate capture the in-hand coloration which remain prevalent under a light source. Worthy of inclusion into an advanced collection. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge insert.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 5C 1832
MS63
PCGS
44235907
LM-7
Choice $1165 New April 29! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Near-Gem Preservation, Superb Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. Let's open the description for this noteworty 1832 LM-7 Capped Bust half dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? After handling a host of Mint State pieces in this series, those with superior eye appeal and preservation become easily recognized. This little silver piece presents thick frosted luster with the obverse bordering on satiny textures given the die erosion. Strike is complete with intricately detailed lower eagle claws and arrow feathers. As a bonus, the reverse exhibits strike doubling at the denomination and throughout most of the legend. I'm lovin' this piece as did CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1840 Seated 5C 1840
No Drapery
MS64 PCGS
38092907

Choice HOLD
$750
New April 29! No Drapery, Rose-Aquamarine Coloration, Granular Frosted Luster, Fully Struck. An attractive near-gem 1840 No Drapery half dime with eye appeal for the selective collector. Granular frosted luster nicely amplifies the toning along with active cartwheels under bright light. Obverse toning is best described as center rose shades surrounded by a thick band of aquamarine. Those same rose shades are more prevalent on the reverse. I'm a big fan of full strikes and this example is definitively compliant. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and unquestionably original. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 5C 1841 Seated 5C 1841
MS65 NGC Fatty
247346016

Gem $1000 New April 29! Unquestionable Gem, Scarce Grade, Natural Coin Gray, Hammered Strike. 1841 dated Seated half dimes are not particular challenging in circulated grades. However, at the gem level the date is quite scarce as most are locked away in collections. The last PCGS auction appearance was back in 2016. This example brings classic coin gray toning and steely textured fields into play. Strike is hammered with all intricate device details nicely impressed. Angled lighting soften the toning to golden hues and nice reflectance. Housed in NGC 4 (1989-1991) no line holder with green bordered label. The reverse holder hologram is partial.
Seated 5C 1870 Seated 5C 1870
MS63 PCGS
43012381

Gem $325 New April 29! Steely Reflective Luster, Mottled Rose-Blue Toning, Unquestionable Gem at Grade. An unquestionable gem at the certified grade with unique natural mottled toning. Angled lighting exposes steely luster regardless of the thick rose and dark gray-blue patina. A true product of nature with its unique coloration. Strike is complete on both sides. A few micro ticks in the reverse center are the only explanation for the certified grade. This one has not been to CAC during prior collection ownership along with GFRC. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 10C 1839
No Drapery
MS65 NGC
2037607024
F-104b
Gem $2750 New April 28! Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Old 2x2 Paper Toning, Ex. "Col" E.H.R Green Collection, now Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The obverse of this terminal die state 1839 F-104b die has three lengthy die cracks, the heaviest between star 2 and the 3 and migrating across the shield and through the date. This intricately struck, unabraded, and satiny gem original survivor has deep old 2x2 paper envelope toning with mahogany-brown, steel-gray, and forest-green coloration. Housed in 2013 generation NGC holder with edge view insert and special Eric P. Newman pedigree label. This is a particular difficult coin to photograph. Potential buyers may wish to visit CoinFacts and the November 2013 Heritage auction listing and accompanying images.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
MS63 PCGS
21444164
F-117
R4
Choice $450 New April 28! Repunched Mintmark, Granular Frosted Luster, Light Pewter-Gold, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An important release of the 1887-S F-117 die pairing with obviously repunched mintmark. Surfaces are pristine and entirely unabraded along with a hammered strike. Light pewter-gold coloration is consistent on both sides. The F-117 reverse die exhibits a medium S mintmark that is right and high, the only 1887-S reverse die that presents a mintmark positioned right. The mintmark is repunched with a doubled lower serif and additional rotational repunching to the right of the upper serif. Purchased during August 2004 and employed as the F-117 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Varieties Collections online reference at www.seateddimevarieties.com. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder.
Capped Bust 25C 1837 Capped Bust 25C 1837
MS64
PCGS
31671133
B-2
Gem $7250 New April 27! Ideal Type Candidate, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Continuous Mint Frost. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. One of the marquee Washington State Collection highlights is this gem 1837 B-2 Capped Bust quarter. Mintage is a low 252,400 strikes with a reasonable number of Mint State survivors. A collector's challenge is selecting the best possible example when building an advanced type set or even a date set. Superb coloration is the apotheosis of this most pleasing gem. Both sides are covered with a continuous layer of micro mint frost that amplifies the natural toning. In-hand viewing reveals intermixed rose and deep green-gold on the obverse and additional violet-blue on the reverse. Viewing this piece with ordinary sunlight exposes orange shades along with other subtle colors. Strike is nearly complete with a fully impressed reverse and partial stars on the left obverse. The weak "C" in the denomination is a diagnostic for the B-2 die pairing. CAC has approved six pieces at the MS64 level with dramatic price jumps in MS65 and above. I can't imagine a nicer 64 after checking CoinFacts auction records. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 50C 1934
MS66
PCGS
25050362

Gem HOLD
$345
New April 27! Maryland Tercenternary, Superb Gem, Light Gold Toning, CAC Approval. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. The Maryland silver commemorative half dollar was issue for the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Maryland Colony by Lord Baltimore. Mintage was limited to 25,015 with CAC approved MS66 examples being the last "inexpensive" available grade. This superb gem, from the Washington State Collection, offers textured luster that is closer to satiny rather than frosty. Both sides are toned with golden shades. An absolutely premium example that warrants serious consideration at the offer price. They don't come nicer! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1/2C 1804 Early Copper 1/2C 1804
Spiked Chin
AU58 PCGS
27420178

Choice $1500 New April 27! Spiked Chin Variety, Choice Surfaces, Eye Appeal. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. The 1804 Spiked Chin is a popular die variety resulting from damage to the obverse die. A sharp spike-like die scratch protrudes from Liberty's chin along with further damage in the lower right obverse field. That damage appears as arcing lines. As with all early copper, the challenge lies in locating specimens with pristine planchets and natural luster. Case in point is this Washington State Collection example with essentially unabraded surfaces and residual mint frost. Mint frost is readily apparent surrounding the reverse legend and denomination. Obverse coloring is an aquamarine-rose while the reverse exhibits ample amounts of crimson red. A few ancient micro-ticks on the lower bust are mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Early Copper 1/2C 1857 Early Copper 1/2C 1857
MS64RB
PCGS
25015824
C-1
Choice $1800 New April 27! Final Year Issue, Low Mintage, Red-Brown Eye Appeal, Near-Gem. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. 1857 brought a transitional year for United States copper coinage. The stately large sized half cent and cent were terminated in lieu of the smaller Flying Eagle cent. Half cent mintage shrunk to only 35,180 strikes with a tiny fraction being saved from circulation. The meticulous Washington State collector went a on journey to locate one of the finest survivors extant which results in this offering. Red-Brown certification is accurate given the nicely balanced center brown obverse surrounding by peripheral orange coloration. The reverse is essentially full red. Planchet quality is excellent with just a hint of surface non-uniformity that hold the piece back from a Gem quality rating. Cohen 1 from a single die pair. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 2C 1869 Early Copper 2C 1869
PR66RB
PCGS
25341176

Gem $3350 New April 27! Superb Gem, Sharp Reflective Mirrors, Olive-Rose Coloration, Monster Eye Appeal. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. A rich blend of rose and olive coats both sides of this superb 1869 gem proof strike. Surfaces are entirely flawless and the strike provides full shield and wreath details. The coloration is even on the obverse with deep rose being predominant under a bright light. The reverse coloring leans to olive-green and a bit too mellow to allow for a full Red designation. Only 600 proofs are believed to have been struck for the issue, and few could rival this Washington State Collection type set offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. A premium coin for those who a pursuing the finest numismatic acquisitions.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
MS65
PCGS
30769115
Unlisted
Gem $1175 New April 27! Challenging Grade, Speckled Olive-Gold, Brilliant Luster. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. Regardless of the recorded 4,454,450 mintage, the 1887-S Seated dime date is very challenging at the gem Mint State level. Whenever a premium gem appears on the market, I will take notice for potential upgrade of my own collection. The Washington State Collection has just released a superb PCGS MS65 CAC example that will delight the most selective collectors among us. Both sides are nicely frosted with brilliant luster and swirling cartwheels. Speckled gold covers the obverse while the reverse sports pastel shades of center rose surrounded by peripheral blues and aquamarine. The bright light viewing experience is a joy. Now let's talk about variety attribution. My suspicious are that of an early die state F-107 without reverse die cracks. 1887-S F-107 is one of the entries in the Top 100 Varieties set. However, without a high grade F-107 in-hand for validation, I'm just not prepared to make that call and add to the web-book. This is a gem offering that needs more research. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1865 Seated 25C 1865
PR65
PCGS
25303931

Gem $4450 New April 27! Civil War Era Gem Proof, Crisp Reflective Luster, Rose-Gold and Blue Coloration. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. Let's be direct here… This 1865 Proof Seated quarter is exceptional and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The interaction between the brilliant proof fields and speckled rose toning leads premium eye appeal. Reverse toning transitions to darker hues at the claws with addition teal shades at the rim. GFRC images simply cannot illustrate the intense luster and color modulation under a light source, so please use imagination based on the descriptions. Rare with CAC approval as population stands at three at PF65 with five finer. The Washington State Collection does it again with a superior Civil War era offering. Advanced collections need to take heed. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1861S Seated 10C 1861-S
VF20 NGC
6062292003
F-101
Choice HOLD
$650
New April 26! Rare San Francisco Date, Choice Surfaces, Well Preserved, Accurately Graded, Ex. John McCloskey Sale. 1861 San Francisco dimes are scarce in circulated grades and become very scarce in VF or better. This is the toughest S mint date in the 1860's to locate and remains undervalued in grades of EF or better. This example well preserved surfaces that are strictly original. Grading is fair and accurate. Many bookshelf albums lack this date as a semi-key. Housed in special NGC pedigreed John McCloskey holder.
Seated 10C 1864S Seated 10C 1864-S
AU53 PCGS
43083845
F-101
Choice HOLD
$1450
New April 26! Tough Civil War Date at Grade, Residual Steely Luster, Well Preserved. As the Civil War raged across the eastern American continent, the San Francisco mint was attempting to keep small denomination silver coinage flowing into low commerce. 1864 dated dimes amounted to 230,000 pieces with all but a few exceptions going into circulation. This date is particularly challenging in certified AU or better as most survivors have issues. GFRC is pleased to offer a choice original example, one of four at grade. Well preserved steely surfaces retain luster during angled lighting inspection. Strike is typical for the date with weakness at head and upper left wheat grains. This date does come better struck than 1863-S and 1865-S however. Olive-gray coloration and unabraded surfaces round out the positive attributes. Worthy of being added into an advanced collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1913 Gold G$2.5 1913
Indian
MS64
PCGS
5468693

Choice HOLD
$2250
New April 25! Near-Gem, Wisconsin Gold Collection, Fresh CAC Approval. One good piece of GFRC advice to consider is buying into larger collection releases. Why? When a selective collection decides to release duplicates or "extra" holdings, the overall quality is consistent and makes quality considerations easier. This is certainly the case for the Wisconsin Gold 1913 $2.5 Indian. Another near-gem with deeper honey green-gold colors and the expected satiny luster at grade. Strike is fully executed. Well preserved and worthy of close scrutiny with fresh CAC approval. I called this one correctly. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1926 Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS64+ PCGS
81622584

Choice $985 New April 25! So Close to Full Gem! Satiny/Steely Textures, Honey Green-Gold, Wisconsin Gold Collection. A lovely 1926 Indian $2.5 gold piece that would be ideal for type or a full set. This example has the right combination of complete strike coupled with obverse satiny luster with its embedded granular textures. Reverse is closer to steely surfaces. Coloring is a pretty honey green-gold for those who prefer those shades. This piece is just a few micro ticks away from being certified as a full gem. Another great offering from Wisconsin Gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.