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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Buffalo 5C 1913D Buffalo 5C 1913-D
Type 2
AU55 PCGS
42400955

Choice $230 New October 16! Type 2, Pewter-Gray, Eroded Dies, Scarce. A low mintage date that is challenging to locate in choice circulated grades. This AU55 specimen exhibits full originality with pewter-gray surfaces that are unabraded. GFRC images are accurate as to the in-hand circulated appearance. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Early Commems 50C 1937D Early Commems 50C 1937-D
Arkansas
MS65 NGC
5858891007

Gem $160 New October 16! Arkansas Centennial, Initial Obverse Design, Deep Aquamarine-Rose Toning, Gem Original. This 1937-D Arkansas Centennial design was issued from 1935 through 1939 as three piece (P,D.S) souvenir sets at the price of $8.75. Mintages decreased during successive years. This lovely survivor bring rich aquamarine-rose gold toning on the obverse and mostly rose on the reverse. The underlying luster is frosted. Mintage of only 5,505 during the year struck. An offering for those who love richly toned early silver commemoratives. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$10 1889S Gold G$10 1889-S
Liberty
AU58 PCGS
40394869
FS-501
Choice $2450 New October 16! Price Reduction! - Repunched Mintmark, Double Die Reverse, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. This lovely 1889 San Francisco $10 eagle is a cool Cherrypicker's variety along with offering above average eye appeal. Brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels are immediately apparent during initial bright light review. Strike is complete. Fields are minimally abraded with only a few obverse bag marks worthy of mention. The remnants of an undertype S are evident to the north of the primary mintmark along with die doubling on the letters in STATES OF and WE TRUST. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. An important new selection from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1928 Gold G$2.5 1928
Indian
MS62 PCGS
08692501

$550 New October 16! Satiny Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Choice Type Candidate. An inexpensive $2.5 Indian that is fully choice with lovely satiny luster and rich orange gold coloration. Surface are minimally abraded and better than the certified grade would suggest. This Indian offers lots of eye appeal and would certainly fit nicely into a type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Indian 1C 1909 Indian 1C 1909
Indian
MS64RB PCGS
81180164

Choice $160 New October 16! Popular Date, Final Year Issue, Well Struck, Frosty Luster. Last year of design issue for the 1909 Indian Head design prior to the transition to Victor D. Brennen's Lincoln cent introduction. A popular date due to lower mintage. This near-gem example is well struck and more than accurately designated as Red-Brown. Frosty luster is consistent on both sides. An all around quality offering. Housed on PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
Hubbed Arrows & Date
MS62
NGC
4831123005
F-102
Choice $525 New October 16! Hubbed Arrows & Date, Hammered Strike, Frosted Luster, Light Gold, So Pretty!. A thoroughly choice 1853 Hubbed Arrows & Date F-102 Seated dime with premium eye appeal. Both sides are choice with light orange-gold and partial peripheral gray-blue coloring. Luster is of a soft frosted texture that screams originality. Strike is fully impressed with the obverse die cracks through left arrows and Liberty's head for the F-102 attribution. Guarantee to please the new owner. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 10C 1854-O
VG08
PCGS
37211501
TOP #38
F-102
Choice $550 New October 16! Price Reduction! - Shattered Obverse, Popular Top 100 Variety, Natural Gray Toning, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1854 New Orleans struck dimes include the popular shattered obverse variety with a massive die crack that encircles the obverse. Late die examples form a shelf like boundary between the date area and the rim denticles. I like to call this phenomenon, "shelf metal" as the working die has completely broken apart and is floating inside the jig. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection brings a well circulated original specimen with CAC approval. Though the grade is only VG08, the shelf metal at the date and encircling die cracks are bold under a 10x loupe. Reverse devices are also well formed including a high elevated rim. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label presents the attribution as, "Arrows, F-102 Large O".
Seated 10C 1862 Seated 10C 1862
MS63 PCGS
38748117
F-103
Choice $750 New October 16! Price Reduction! - Reverse Die Gouge, Scarce Top 100 Variety, Iridescent Rose-Gray Luster, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. If building a world class Top 100 Varieties set, the 1862 F-103 reverse Die Gouge entry will prove to be daunting. This variety is not as daunting as the 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse or the 1874 Polished Arrows but still most challenging to locate. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection has released two F-103 examples to the GFRC price list. I doubt that either will last long at their fair asking prices. The MS63 example is at the ideal grade and price point. Strike is complete on both sides with partially elevated rims. The reverse die gouge at O(NE) is easily seen along with the obverse die doubling above S(TAT)ES. This die variety is always found with frosty luster as is the case here. A rose-gray patina is evident with darker aquamarine at the peripheries. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1875S Seated 10C 1875-S
In Wreath
MS65
NGC
2037607050
F-102a
Gem $1685 New October 16! Price Reduction! - Above Bow, Shattered Reverse, Finest Known F-102a, Rare Grade, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. By far, the latest due state 1875-S In Wreath F-102a dime that I have seen in a long collecting and research career. This offering is from the historical November 2013 Eric P. Newman sale with typical old sulfur paper envelop toning. Though heavily toned, the surfaces still radiate frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. The reverse die cracks are spectacular with cobweb placement on the left and right wreath devices. GFRC accurate illustrate the coloring and mottled toning. Housed in original 2013 Eric P. Newman brown label holder with CAC approval.
Shield 5C 1882 Shield 5C 1882
EF45 PCGS
29428057

Choice $90 New October 16! Last Date Issue, Lightly Worn, Residual Luster, So Choice!. A choice original example of the second to last year of Shield nickel circulation strikes. This inexpensive example was added to GFRC inventory for its superior quality and eye appeal. This is a lightly worn example that sit retains original luster and services. The reverse is particularly sharp. Ideal as a value type piece or whatever your purchase motivation might be. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Barber 25C 1898S Barber 25C 1898-S
AU55 NGC
6269443002

Original HOLD
$450
New October 14! Better San Francisco Date, Crusty Original, Steely Luster. 1898 San Francisco struck Barber quarters were limited to about 1,000,000 pieces. AU and Mint State survivors are limited as the issue circulated heavily at the turn of the 20th century. This well preserved example is ideal for fans of crusty surfaces rather than brilliant luster. Steely fields are covered with crusty gray patina. Strike is complete with near choice original surfaces. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Barber 50C 1908O Barber 50C 1908-O
MS64
PCGS
14688018

Choice $1475 New October 14! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Light Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. A marvelous 1908 New Orleans struck Barber half with brilliant frosted luster that is thick and creamy due to a micro-layer of mint frost across the fields and motifs. I was tempted to assign a gem quality rating as the eye appeal is all there. Bright light review exposes swirling cartwheels and a faint golden patina. There is a light toning area by star 1 and two wispy hairlines that hold this piece back from a higher grade on a technical basis. CAC population is nine at the MS64 level with a doubling of prices at MS65 per the CDN CAC guide. Hound Dog Dan has done it again when locating this lovely near-gem for the GFRC client base. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$3 1863 Gold G$3 1863
Princess
AU55 PCGS
16977724

Original $5100 New October 14! Low Mintage Civil War Issue, Rose-Gold Coloring, Brilliant Luster, Osprey Collection. During 1863, the Civil War was raging with smaller denomination coinage disappearing from everyday commerce. The Philadelphia continued to strike a limited number of gold pieces, probably to satisfy local collector demand. Mintage is 5,000 struck leading to the date being scarce in all grades. This well preserved survivor brings atypical rose-gold obverse toning over lightly mirrored fields. Reverse coloring is closely to orange-gold with the fields being closer to frosted than mirrored. Both dies are heavily clashed when striking this piece. This near-choice example has a few scattered abrasions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with a considerable amount of plastic holder haze on the reverse that should be taken into consideration. PCGS price guide has recently increased to $6000 for the issue.
Gold G$3 1865 Gold G$3 1865
Princess
AU53 PCGS
34844218

Original HOLD
$8500
New October 14! Civil War Era Gold Issue, Tiny Mintage, Partially Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Osprey Collection. A rare Civil War $3 gold issue with a tiny mintage of 1,140 struck. Few survivors are known with most being found in the EF and AU grades. As with other low mintage dates during the Civil War era, a small percentage were saved by wealth collectors. Luckily, this near-choice survivor saw minimal handling. Both sides featured mirrored fields that radiate sharp reflective luster under a light source. As is the case with mirrored silver and gold coins, abrasions are amplified. A full Choice quality rating would have been assigned except for two lines on the upper left obverse. Coloring is best described as honey-gold. Total PCGS population at the certified grade is a scant ten pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. PCGS Price Guide has been recently increased to $9500 making this Osprey Collection offering a compelling option for this difficult Civil War date.
Gold G$3 1878 Gold G$3 1878
Princess
MS64
NGC
339429004

Choice $7300 New October 14! High End $3 Gold Type Candidate, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. The 1878 $3 Princess gold date is the most common survivor. Availability makes this date perfect for Mint State type collectors who desire near-gems or gems in their collections. Luster is intensely brilliant and of a frosted texture which is typical of the issue. Coloring is also typical as many will be seen with honey-gold shades. Surfaces are essentially blemish free other than a few squiggles above the 3 digit on the reverse. Housed in NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) holder with CAC approval. The reverse NGC holder hologram label is partially missing. Yet another quality U.S. gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1836 Gold G$5 1836
Classic Head
VF30 NGC
6268628001

Original $850 New October 14! Circulated Classic Head $5 Type, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Opsrey Collection. A moderately circulated 1836 Classic Head gold piece that is value priced. This original piece retains its greenish gold coloring regardless of spending time in day to day commerce. Abrasions are limited to some tiny chatter marks on the reverse. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$5 1857 Gold G$5 1857
Liberty
AU50
PCGS
42469880

Choice HOLD
$900
New October 14! Better No Motto Date, Frosted Luster, CAC Approval. A low CAC population early Philadelphia strike with choice surfaces and frosted luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1885S Gold G$5 1885-S
Liberty
MS62
PCGS Rattler
9095900

Choice $825 New October 14! Ideal $5 Gold Motto Type, Rich Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Conservative Grading. If searching for a premium $5 With Motto gold piece for type, this premium 1885-S example might be worth considering. Conservatively graded with rich frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Fully struck with minimal abrasions at the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) Rattler holder with CAC approval. The old PCGS rattler holder certainly adds additional charm from the early years of the TPG services.
Gold G$1 1853D Gold G$1 1853-D
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU50
NGC
4251402007

Choice $4950 New October 13! Rare Date, Near-Gem, Old Time Rose-Gold Toning, CAC Approval. A beautifully toned 1853 Dahlonega $1 gold piece with perfectly original rose-copper gold coloration. Mintage is a tiny 6,583 pieces with survivors clustered at the EF through AU grades. This date becomes very rare in Mint State. Strike weakness on the hair curls is typical for the date, as is the case for this specimen. Reverse device are well struck. CAC approved popuation is a meager 16 pieces with this offering the lone AU50 approved. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC apporval.
Gold G$5 1853D Gold G$5 1853-D
Liberty
AU58 PCGS
07341651
Large D
Original HOLD
$5300
New October 13! Large D, Near-Choice, Orange-Gold Coloring, Well Struck, Osprey Collection. 1853 brought a transitional year for U.S. silver coinage while gold production remained unaffected. Dahlonega $5 gold strikes of that year are well represented in today's marketplace given the modest mintage of 89,678. Survivors are available through the lower AU grades and become scare in AU58 or better. Examples were struck with two different mintmark sizes adding to the interest level. The Osprey Collection is back with a lovely AU58 Large D specimen that features orange-gold coloring and a nearly complete strike. Obverse finish is close to partially mirrored while the reverse less so. Mint frost is seen surrounding the stars and reverse legend. Fields are ever so lightly abraded consistent with the date. A near-choice example that is above average and satisfying. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder
Indian 1C 1881 Indian 1C 1881
PR66RB
PCGS
31958037

Gem $1750 New October 13! Reflective Gem, Pristine Crisp Mirrors, Nearly Full Red. GFRC is not yet known for stocking gorgeous proof Indian cents. I get that. However, this new 1881 Proof 66RB is certainly a step in the right direction! Reflective luster explodes off the intense mirrored fields without a single visual distraction. Strike is deeply impressed and terribly pleasing. Hopefully, more proof Indian of this premium quality level will be coming to the price list shortly. In the meantime, this one is available for a new home. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC population is 25 at the grade with only two finer. Seems that the offer priced at CAC CDN guide is more than fair in today's robust market.
Indian 1C 1895 Indian 1C 1895
PF65+RB
NGC
5744614003

Gem HOLD
$925
New October 13! Reflective Mirrors, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. A first-class 1895 proof Indian cent that was hand selected out of much larger lot. The superior preservation is easily seen during bright light viewing. Mirrored fields glow a bright red with blue arc at the upper obverse. Reverse toning is identical with the blue arc at the lower left reverse. Strike is abolutely hammered with pristine fields. The proof Indian is a pleasure to view under a bright light and with a 10x. I'm lovin' this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is being called. You will be pleased for sure! Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1871 Seated $1 1871
AU55
NGC
5745522017
OC-P1
Choice $1750 New October 13! OC-P1 Die Pairing, Proof Strike, Crusty Coin Gray, Fully Choice. What do you know? The TPGs again struggle with proof Liberty Seated dollar certifications. This superb 1871 offering is unquestionably a proof strike given clear reverse diagnostics. GFRC customers are invited to visit the Osburn-Cushing website on Liberty Seated Dollar die varieties and check the OC-P1 listing. This lightly circulated piece has the reverse line above (ST)ATES and a tine on the lower left facing wing. Under the natural coin gray patina are reflective proof fields. Definitely a conversation piece and worthy of special consideration. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU58
NGC
2658439004

Gem HOLD
$1795
New October 13! Obverse Cud, Gem Original, Copper-Gold Coloring, What Eye Appeal!. The GFRC images speak for themselves concerning this gem 1853 Arrow & Rays quarter. Copper-gold patina and frosted luster are immediately evident. Adding to the viewing enjoyment is a fully defined obverse cud adjacent to start 10. The top of the cud has light rub as is to be expected since being the highest point on the coin. Otherwise, the motifs appear to be Mint State or darn close. A wonderful offering for the connoisseur of gorgeous Liberty Seated quarters. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge prong insert and CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1907D Seated 25C 1907-D
MS62
NGC
209416025

Choice HOLD
$625
New October 13! Semi-Proof Like, Fantastic Eye Appeal, Brilliant Reflective Luster. What an eye appealing Barber quarter with its partially mirrored fields! The semi-proof like mirrors certainly radiate notable amounts of reflective luster under a light source. Strike is essentially complete with only the most intricate of the eagle claws not being fully impressed. Mottled light gold toning is accurately captured in the GFRC images. This is a wicked nice Mint State Barber piece with CAC approval. The assigned grade is probably a function of a single wispy line on the neck. This is a low population CAC piece with four at MS62 and three at MS62. The offer price is more than fair for the quality. Housed in NGC Gen 4 (1989-1992) Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1907 Gold G$2.5 1907
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
4550032

Gem HOLD
$1050
New October 12! All in One Package! Gold CAC, OGH, Perfect Gold Type, Osprey Collection. An ideal offering for U.S. type gold collectors that covers all the bases. This piece is housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder for starters along with being Gold CAC approved. Old time conservative grading is immediately apparent when first viewing this piece in-hand and under a light source. Rich frosted luster is consistent on both sides as is the hammered strike. Fields are very well preserved with a single hairline in the upper left reverse field that warrants mention. I would grade this piece MS64+ and have priced it accordingly. Yet another fine new purchase by the Osprey Collection.
Indian 1C 1909S Indian 1C 1909-S
Indian
MS64RD
NGC
369732003

Choice $3400 New October 12! Key Date, Glowing Satiny Luster, Full Red Coloring. Hound Dog Dan is not only looking at U.S. gold these days, but also for the finer copper coinage available. Case in point is the near-gem 1909-S key date Indian cent. A check of the CAC population brings insights on why this piece was added to GFRC inventory. Full Red certification with CAC approval has a much lower population for not that much more money over Red-Brown level. This new offering is all there with full red surfaces and vibrant satiny luster. Surfaces are entirely unabraded with luster consistent with the assigned grade. CAC population is only 28 with prices nearly doubling at MS65. A fair value with offer price at the CAC CDN guide. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1858 Seated 10C 1858
AU58
PCGS
30447908
F-106
Choice HOLD
$365
New October 12! Choice Original, F-106 Web-book Plate Coin, Light Golden Patina over Lustrous Surfaces, Accurately Graded. An important offering of the 1858 F-106 plate coin as employed for the Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors online reference. The F-106 die pairing is attributed by a date position with the 1 digit nearly touching the "0" denticle and die polish lines behind (AME)RICA on reverse legend. Surfaces are absolutely original with light mottled gold patina covering lustrous fields along with partial peripheral blues on the upper right obverse. Luster is on a continuum between frosty and steely with the obverse having steely reflective luster while the reverse brings a frosty texture. Strike is typical for the date. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval. Previously from the Gerry Fortin reference collection and back on the GFRC price list for a second showing.
Seated 10C 1868S Seated 10C 1868-S
MS61 PCGS
37677070
F-101
Choice HOLD
$1985
New October 12! Underrated San Francisco Date, Olive-Gold Patina, Early Die State. 1868 San Francisco strikes have been underrated for years with prices beginning to reflect low populations in AU or better. This early die state example brings a satiny textured luster during bright light inspection. Surfaces are toned olive-gold with the olive being deeper in the centers. Strike is essentially complete with just a tad of weakness in the upper left reverse wheat grains. There are no metal flows on the obverse and just hints on the reverse. This is atypical as most will be found struck from eroded dies. The early die allows for a complete assessment of the obverse die. What a surprise when noting a diagonal die line through the left facing arm and into the gown. Sure to please for its beauty and rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 5C 1862 Seated 5C 1862
MS64
PCGS
19138635

Choice HOLD
$550
New October 12! Glowing Frosted Luster, Near-Gem, Light Gold Toning, JUST BUY IT NOW!. If working on an early type set at the Mint State grades, this 1862 near-gem half dime would certainly add much class to the collection. Luster is thick and frosty with active cartwheels. Faint golden hues are the primary coloring along with peripheral blue-gray. Strike is 100% executed though the center reverse working die hubbing is weak at the denomination. This half dime is the completed package and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1912 Barber 10C 1912
AU55 PCGS
36128040

Original HOLD
$85
New October 11! Crusty Variegated Toning, Steely Luster, Rose-Gold Coloring. A crusty original 1912 Barber dime that looks way back under a bright light as compared to GFRC images. The in-hand variegated toning melts under a light source and exposes reflective rose-gold coloring and luster. Darker shades are seen on the obverse while the reverse center is more lightly toned. Near-choice and price right. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 50C 1811
Small 8
VF25 PCGS
42634353
O-105
Choice HOLD
$275
New October 11! Small 8 Major Variety, Medium Gray, Choice Original. A quality 1811 O-105 early Capped Bust half with pleasing medium gray toning. Strike is typical for the issue with well preserved surfaces. A compelling value for collectors of mid-grade early halves. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder and seeking a new home.
Capped Bust 50C 1813 Capped Bust 50C 1813
VF20
PCGS
31334297
O-103
Gem $375 New October 11! Natural Coin Gray, Steely Fields, Residual Luster. I can't remember the last time handling an early silver type coin with true residual reflective luster at the VF20 grade level. This gem 1813 O-103 will please the most selective collector of Capped Bust halves with its natural coin patina and reflective steely fields. Those fields are essentially unabraded and radiate rose-gray luster under a light source. Peripheral gold hues are also noted on both sides. An amazingly well preserved specimen that appears to be conservatively graded. Star 11 is recut along with a tine above the upper left facing wing for the 0-103 die variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1817 Capped Bust 50C 1817
EF45
PCGS
83049307
O-111a
Choice HOLD
$745
New October 11! Natural Crusty Gray, Pleasing Surfaces, Steely Fields, Bold O-111a Diagnostics.. Crusty original are the operative words to description this first-class 1817 O-111a Capped Bust half. Fully choice with a thick gray skin along with embedded gold highlights. Steely fields offer hints of reflective luster on the reverse while the obverse is muted due to the crusty patina. The late die state O-111a attribution points are fully defined with obverse center dot and long diagonal die scratch to the right of the curls. A long arcing die crack is seen on the lower reverse. If strictly originality is your cup of tea, this new GFRC offering will be sweet honey. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval and the O-111a attribution on the PCGS label.
Capped Bust 50C 1819 Capped Bust 50C 1819
AU55
PCGS
32885850
O-114
Gem HOLD
$1075
New October 11! Gem Original Sparkling Frosted Luster, Light Gray, Peripheral Gold, JUST BUY IT NOW! . Let's start the description for this 1819 O-114 Capped Bust half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. What a superior example that radiates sparkling frosted luster when inspected with a bright light. This luster results from a thin layer of micro-mint frost seen across the motifs and fields. Talk about being marvelous preserved! Toning colors are as illustrated within the GFRC images but as usual, I am not able to capture the dense luster. You must trust on this gem example as it will certainly please the most selective customers in our community. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1821 Capped Bust 50C 1821
AU53 PCGS
38300859
O-106
Choice $865 New October 11! Dancing Cartwheels, Sparkling Luster, Light Rose Toning, So Choice and Pleasing. Steely reflective luster and dancing cartwheels are unmistakable when first inspecting this splendid 1821 Capped Bust half. The luster is intense as is the cartwheel action. Under a light source, the fields turn to "glass" with with bold reflective characteristics. Strike is well executed though not full but still adding to the viewing enjoyment. Though not CAC approved, I'm issuing a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this lovely offering. Light rose coloring is seen on both sides. GFRC images effectively capture the "glass-like" steely fields. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1822/1 Capped Bust 50C 1822/1
AU55 PCGS
38420276
O-101
Choice $1685 New October 11! Popular 1822/1 Overdate, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Light Rose-Gold, Choice Original. Some students of Capped Bust halves find collecting all Overton varieties to be daunting but settle for the overdates as a more executable goal. I've seen an increase in overdate popularity and attempt to stock truly choice examples when found. Case in point is this choice 1822/1 O-101 with brilliant frosty luster that is consistent on both sides. A 10x inspection finds textured mint frost across fields and motifs as the source. This is a well struck and pleasing example that I did not hesitate to stock from the recent NH Coin Expo show. Strike is well executed for the issue, while the fields are unabraded other than a few faint and wispy lines of no consequence. This offering is certain to please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 50C 1827
Square Base 2
AU53 PCGS
40384303
O-109
R4-
Choice HOLD
$535
New October 11! Old Album Bullseye Toning, Steely Reflective Luster, Choice Surfaces, Well Struck. An eye catching 1827 O-109 Capped Bust half with unique obverse bullseye toning. Steely reflective luster radiates off the surfaces during bright light inspection. GFRC images accurately capture the circular greenish-gold obverse toning ring along with the reverse center rose and peripheral deep aquamarine coloring. Obverse toning is more intense and brilliant than reverse due to the thinner patina. Well struck and essentially unabraded. In-hand viewing is necessary to truly appreciate how pretty this early type piece is. The O-109 attribution can be easily done via a series of die defects on the neck. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Draped Bust 50C 1807 Draped Bust 50C 1807
VF30
PCGS
43331783
O-109a
Choice HOLD
$1025
New October 11! Near-Gem at Grade, Unabraded Steely Surfaces, Natural Coin Gray. A superb final year of Draped Bust issue with mintage of 301,076. This piece offers everything that a collector of strictly original early silver type would desire. Near-gem surfaces are toned a natural coin gray and are entirely unabraded. Steely fields are smooth with hints of gun metal blues under a bright light. This 0-109a die pairing has notable die crack through the date and into the left field stars. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval. I'm most proud to be offering this example for its exception preservation.
Early Commems 50c 1926 Early Commems 50C 1926
Oregon
MS64 PCGS OGH
8214470

Gem HOLD
$220
New October 11! Oregon Trail, Superb Gem, Brilliant Frosted Luster, JUST BUY IT NOW!. A splendidly preserved 1926 Oregon Trails commemorative that warrants a Gem quality rating and JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This piece was sourced from a meticulous collector, as part of an entire collection, back in June 2021. This lower priced went into the "get to it box" and has resurfaced. Worthy of a CAC submission for those who don't mind the added cost for CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 2.1 (1989) holder with old time brilliant frosted luster and bold strike. Cartwheel action is enticing.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 50C 1840
Reverse of 1839
AU55+ NGC
3518212011

Original $600 New October 11! Old Album Toning, Reflective Luster, Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded.. If old album silver toners are your cup of tea, then please consider this lovely 1840 Rev of 1839 half dollar that is back on the GFRC price list after being sold from the New Jersey Collection. Immediately noted is the reflective luster and rich old album colors on both sides. Let's take a walk through bright light coloring as the GFRC images provide an excellent view of in hand colors. With lighting, the obverse offers an aquamarine center than is mostly surrounding by yellow and burnt gold on three sides. The reverse has more traditional ring toning with a rich aquamarine center surrounded by burnt gold that finally transitions to deep blues at the periphery. Strike is typical with a with a few weak stars at Liberty's head. Finally, there is a divot above the 1 in the date and also a rim mark below the date that must be noted. Graded as AU55+ and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view. I've not been able to make a match with the Bugert's listed die varieties.
Seated 5C 1853 Seated 5C 1853
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
36741626

Original HOLD
$160
New October 11! With Arrows Type, Near-Choice, Frosty Luster. A strictly original 1853 With Arrows Seated half dime that would be perfect for type. Both sides radiate frosted luster under a light source though the obverse is more muted due to the colorful crusty patina. Fully struck and unabraded. The piece appears to have been removed from an old album as the protected reverse is fully brilliant with hints of peripheral toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. Please note there is a reverse holder wear spot through the lower right wreath.
Seated 5C 1862 Seated 5C 1862
AU58 NGC
5709287001

Choice $190 New October 11! Colorful Toning, Steely Luster, Choice Original. A nicely toned 1862 Seated half dime that will please those who collect colorfully toned early silver type. Fields are steely reflective under a light source. Fully choice and pleasing. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 5C 1862 Seated 5C 1862
EF45 PCGS
19707754
V-3a
Gem $225 New October 11! Gem Original, Steely Reflective Luster, Gray-Rose Patina, PCGS Mechanical Grading Error Holder? . If ever there was a PCGS "mechanical grading error", this offering is it! This 1862 Seated half dime grades full Mint State and does not belong in an EF45 holder. The gap between the coin and the certified grade is a travesty and can only be explain by a mechanical labeling error. I grade this gem half dime as MS63/MS64, worst case MS62 on a really bad grading day. Surfaces are pristine with steely reflective luster. Toning is a uniform gray-rose. This little silver piece glows during bright light inspection. I'm going with slightly about MS63 CDN bid as the asking price to be fair to all parties. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Attribution is courtesy of Clint Cummins. Ex. Sooner Collection and recently purchased back from a GFRC client. What a conversation piece!
Barber 25C 1903 Barber 25C 1903
EF45
PCGS
41508333

Gem HOLD
$135
New October 9! Superb Bright Light Eye Appeal, Undergraded, Gem Original, Running Boar Collection. An exceptional 1903 Barber quarter that has been undergraded as a starting point. Rotating this lovely gem under a bright light exposes center sky blues surrounded by peripheral gold. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for the well preserved surfaces and eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 50C 1836
Reeded Edge
VF25
PCGS
24416127

Choice HOLD
$3250
New October 9! Key Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Natural Coin Gray, Running Boar Collection. 1836 brought a transition year for the Capped Bust half dollar design and production. The traditional John Reich designed lettered edge half dollar was struck extensively with a mintage of 6,545,000. The new Christian Gobrecht design was introduced for closed collar equipment with only 5,000 pieces struck. As a result, the Gobrecht design promptly became a series key date due to tiny mintage. Most of the mintage went into circulation with present day survivors being found in at the VF through low AU grade levels. The Running Boar Collection has released a notable specimen with natural coin gray surfaces and circulated cameo eye appeal that collectors strive to locate. A superior example regardless of lengthy time in circulation. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion given the accurate grading and eye appeal. Let's remember that CAC is tough on key dates with only four approved at the VF25 grade with an additional five pieces at the VF30 level. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder. A premium key date offering that warrants a strong offer price.
Indian 1C 1907 Indian 1C 1907
MS64BN
PCGS
33685167

Choice HOLD
$110
New October 9! Near-Gem Original, Strong Luster, Subtle Orange and Purples. A late date Indian cent in near gem Mint State condition. Fully struck with no distracting abrasions. Orange and brown are the primary colors along with subtle purples under a bright light. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Previously sold by GFRC from the eclectic Port Matilda Collection.
Mercury 10C 1942 Mercury 10C 1942
PR67
NGC
3051506022

Gem $385 New October 9! Watery Mirrors, Colorful Peripheral Toning. A fully struck 1942 proof Mercury dime that warrants attention. Mirrors have a watery texture along with colorful peripheral toning that is fully exposed during bright light review. Relfective fields are entirely unabraded. The certified grade is a function of luster rather than marks. Overall a pretty offering at a fair asking price. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 10C 1889
MS64
NGC
3102384011
F-120
Gem $475 New October 9! Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine/Rose Patel Toning, Conservative Grading.. A gem original 1889 Philadelphia struck dime that is so deserving of CAC approval. Glowing cartwheel luster couple with pretty pastel colors dominate the eye appeal. Obverse strike is nicely executed while the reverse die is weak and cracked resulting in some shallow relief to the reverse strike. This piece is essentially blemish free and atttractive with GFRC images unable to capture and illustrate the overall beauty. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 10C 1890
AU58
PCGS
80503932

Choice HOLD
$150
New October 9! Excellent Type Coin Candidate, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Peripheral Toning, Accurately Graded. A nicely original 1890 Philadelphia dime that is accurately graded along with CAC approval. Frosty luster and a complete strike are the primary highlights. Peripheral gold is evident on both sides with deeper coloring in the reverse. A quality offering that would make a pleasing type coin. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0(2015-2020) holder and worthy of consideration. Ex. Gerry Fortin reference collection and back on the GFRC price list for a second showing.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 50C 1839
No Drapery
VF25
PCGS
34662029
WB-1
Gem HOLD
$1100
New October 9! No Drapery Type, Crusty Gray, Gem Original, Running Boar Collection. The 1839 No Drapery date is always in demand due to type coin status. This Running Boar Collection release warrants close scrutiny as a premium specimen with a Gem quality rating. Darker coin gray fields provide a perfect background for the lighter motifs. Though not a full circulated cameo, this example still brings eye appeal contrast that will please the most selective collector. What a surprise to find unabraded fields under a 10x even with the considerable time spent in circulation. WB-1 with the bisecting reverse die crack easily seen through the lower shield and right facing wing. Let's conclude with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this superb offering.
Gold G$1 1853O Gold G$1 1853-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS62
PCGS
39509112

Choice $1295 New October 8! Rich Honey-Orange Gold Coloring, Frosted Luster, Choice Original, New England Collection. A sharply struck and popular New Orleans example with choice original surfaces. Honey-orange gold coloring is consistent along with frosty luster that radiates equally from both sides. Fully struck with die rust pitting easily seen across Liberty's cheek and neck. Stars are fully formed and elevated. A no question original specimen that easily secured CAC green bean approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$5 1802/1 Gold G$5 1802/1
Draped Bust
AU53 PCGS
40520566

Choice $9950 New October 8! Draped Bust Large Eagle Type, Frosty Luster, Copper-Orange Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. Peripheral copper-orange gold covers a base layer of green gold on this choice 1802/1 Draped Bust $5 gold piece. The eye appealing copper-orange coloring is well illustrated by GFRC images. "Dirt" surrounding the reverse arrows along with fainter traces at the legend validate the strict originality. Strike is nearly complete while well preserved surfaces are essentially unabraded. Mintage was limited to 53,176 with a reasonable survival rate that renders this date ideal as a Draped Bust type example. Yet another fine gold offering from the Osprey Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder.
Lincoln 1C 1922 Lincoln 1C 1922
No D, Strong Reverse
VG08
PCGS
22018882

Choice $625 New October 8! 1922 No D, Strong Reverse, Rich Chocolate Brown Patina, Near-Gem, New England Collection. The 1922 No D Strong Reverse issue is challenging to locate in any grade as most are certified and held by collectors. This Lincoln cent major variety is priced with a strong premium since missing its Denver mintmark. The missing "D mintmark" is believed to be due to a filed die that removed the mintmark and portions of the reverse motifs. This lovely survivor is a near-gem premium example with CAC approval. A rich chocolate brown patina is uniform on both sides. Even with extensive circulation, surfaces are surprisingly free of marks or ticks. I have a feeling this New England Collection offering will not last long on the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 10C 1837
Large Date
EF45 PCGS
18530378
F-101b
Original $625 New October 8! Late Date State F-101b, Original Surfaces, Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A near-choice original first year design issue with Large Date die punch that remains popular as a No Stars type coin date. This freshly sourced specimen is the F-101b die state with bold pie shaped die cracks that connect at Liberty's lower knee. Original surfaces are lightly toned sliver gray on the obverse with additional golden shades on the review. Residual mint frost is evident in the protected device area. Several faint lines on the obverse hold this piece back from a full Choice quality rating. Overall, a pleasing example for a type set with detailed motifs and accurate grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS62 NGC
360939007
TOP #75
F-101
R6
Choice $1750 New October 8! Type 2 Reverse, Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, R6 Die Variety. A lone 1876-CC die pair is known to have struck the rare R6 Type 2 Reverse variety for this date. Given present day rarity, the die pair saw limited usage with all high grade survivors seen being fully struck. The 1876-CC Type 2 reverse variety is scarce in any grade. Greer points out that "Surprisingly, at least five Mint State Type 2 examples are known". Over several decades, I have seen an even amount of circulated and Mint State examples. Mint state pieces will be found either frosty or lightly proof like with most being frosty. During a 2013 conversation with Brian Greer, we discussed this observation. Brian commented that the proof like pieces could be a function of polished planchets as compared to frosty examples resulting from unpolished planchets. Today brings the return of an important NGC MS62 specimen that was sold into a collection by GFRC during February 2015. This piece has been repurchased and presents a new opportunity for the serious Liberty Seated Dime die variety collector. This example is a frosted piece with steely fields and the usual complete strike. Both sides are equally lustrous along with being covered by a light gold skin. Mint frost in easily seen within the motifs and surrounding the legend. Housed in old NGC 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 25C 1839
No Drapery
EF45 PCGS
10819394
Briggs 2-B
Choice $575 New October 8! Challenging No Drapery Type, . GFRC is pleased to be offering a well preserved 1839 Closed Claws quarter with strictly original surfaces and steely reflective fields. In-hand viewing reveals even medium gray toning while bright light inspection exposes residual luster that is certainly pleasing to yours truly at the certified grade. 1839 quarters typically don't come this nice with evenly match obverse and reverse coloring plus reflectance. Grading is accurate even with strike variability. This Liberty Seated No Drapery dates are notorious for weak and uneven strikes. On the offering, strike weakness is seen at the Liberty's hair curls and neckline while the reverse eagle has a partial left leg. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 5C 1846 Seated 5C 1846
F15
PCGS OGH
2375022

Choice HOLD
$2750
New October 8! Low Mintage Key Date, Deep Rose-Gray Patina, CAC Approval. A seldom seen key Seated half dime date that will promptly garner collector attention. One of just 27,000 pieces produced, the lowest mintage for any Liberty Seated half dime prior to 1863. This example is well preserved and perfectly original. Deep rose-gray toning covers both sides with darker shades at the peripheries. Regardless of a lengthy period in circulation, surfaces are minimally abraded with just a few ancient hairlines being noted during 10x review. An important offering that is worthy of its CAC green bean. CAC approved populations stands at 40 with nearly half below the Fine 12 grade level. Housed in old PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989-1990) holder which is itself scarce in today's marketplace.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan $1 1878-S
MS65PL NGC Fatty
258462001

Gem $650 New October 7! Proof Like Designation, Peripheral Gold, Gem Original. An attractive first year San Francisco Morgan strike with watery proof like fields and bold strike. Reflective luster is intense during bright light inspection along with swirling cartwheels. Fields have a few tiny abrasions that are amplified by the mirrored surfaces. Old time quality that housed in NGC 5 (1992-1995) Fatty holder with PL designation on the label. The reverse hologram is partial.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan $1 1878-S
MS64
NGC
4387560001

Choice $325 New October 7! Light Gold, Steely Fields, Swirling Cartwheels, Near-Gem Original, CAC Approval. 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.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan $1 1878-S
MS64
NGC
4559914008

Gem HOLD
$325
New October 7! Gem Original, Partially Mirrored, JUST BUY IT NOW. A superb 1878-S Morgan with partially mirrored fields and wicked nice reflective luster and cartwheel action. Overall eye appeal warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Aquamarine-gold toning is transparent to the underlying reflective luster. Housed in new large font NGC holder with fresh CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1879S Morgan $1 1879-S
MS65PL ANACS OWH
866382

Gem $550 New October 7! Proof Like Designation, Peripheral Gold-Blue Arc, Gem Original. Brilliant reflective fields provide eye catching luster during bright light assessment. Cartwheels are quite active as to be expected for a proof like designation. Toning is limited to peripheral gold and blues. Accurately graded given some faint field chatter in the left obverse field. Collectors must remember that proof like coinage will amplify any field abrasions resulting in difficulties with achieving a gem grading certification. An MS65 Morgan with PL designation is a special opportunity. Housed in ANACS old small white holder with PL designation.
Morgan $1 1879S Morgan $1 1879-S
MS64 NGC
4953083001

Choice HOLD
$145
New October 7! Rose-Gold Toning, Partially Mirrored, Accurately Grade, Choice Original. From a recent run of proof like early Morgan dollars comes this choice 1879 San Francisco strike. Fields are closely to steely rather than mirrored but still radiate ample amount of reflective luster. Toning is mostly golden-gray with hints of rose. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan $1 1880-S
MS64DMPL ANACS OWH
370152

Gem $500 New October 7! Deep Mirror Proof Like Designation, Peripheral Gold-Blue Toning, Brilliant Reflective Luster. Exquisite mirrors and colorful peripheral toning are the highlights of this gem 1880-S Morgan dollar. This piece is housed in ANACS old white holder with DMPL designation. Fields are brilliantly reflective with swirling cartwheels. As usual, field abrasions are critical during grading.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan $1 1880-S
64Star
NGC
4266023004

Gem HOLD
$400
New October 7! Partially Mirrored, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Gem Eye Appeal. This 1880-S Star rated Morgan is an unquestionable gem with exception eye appeal. NGC and CAC have certainly noted and applied accurate certifications. This is one of those "wow" coins that will be a prize in a type set or a regular Morgan dollar set. It is more than appropriate to issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation to do this coin justice. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and fresh CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan $1 1881-S
MS65PL
NGC
178460012

Gem $600 New October 7! Proof Like Designation, Light Aquamarine with Peripheral Gold, Gem Original. This 1881-S Morgan dollar is a superb gem with MS65 Proof Like designation. Fields are highly reflective with minimal abrasions. During in-hand viewing, the obverse coloring is limited to peripheral aquamarine-gold while the reverse is strictly gold. Angled bright light inspection reveals hints of green hues, further augmenting the eye appeal. Housed in NGC 5 (1992-1995) Fatty holder with PL designation and fresh CAC approval. The reverse hologram is partial.
Trade $1 1877S Trade $1 1877-S
AU55 NGC
5844783003

Choice $525 New October 7! Crusty Ebony-Gray, Steely Fields, Choice Original. A pleasing 1877-S Trade dollar that is unquestionably original. Steely surfaces are layered with an ebony-gray skin that is denser in the fields. Strike is fully executed. Faint chatter is seen in the left obverse field. An ideal piece for fans of crusty silver dollars at a fair price. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 50C 1810
EF45 PCGS
33993757
O-101
Choice HOLD
$485
New October 5! Moderately Crusty Patina, Choice Original, Washington State Collection. A pleasing 1810 O-101 Capped Bust half dollar wraps up the Washington State Collection consignment. Steely surfaces still offer reflective luster regardless of the crusty gray patina. Bright light inspection reveals embedded gold. Strike variability is evident but the overall strike is much better than average for this early date. Wear on the highest points is limited. Overall, a choice O-101 example with obverse die cracks at the date and stars on the left along with die defects below the left claw. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Early Commems 25C 1893 Early Commems 25C 1893
Isabella
MS63 PCGS
29409764

Gem HOLD
$495
New October 5! Isabella Commemorative, Gem Original, Washington State Collection. This gem original Isabella quarter dollar will certainly please the new owner. Creamy frosted luster radiates from both sides. Cartwheel action is most pleasing. Another superb offering from the Washington State Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Early Copper 1/2C 1804 Early Copper 1/2C 1804
Spiked Chin
AU58 PCGS
27420178

Choice $1650 New October 5! Spiked Chin Variety, Choice Surfaces, Eye Appeal, Washington State Collection. 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.
Flowing hair 50C 1795 Flowing hair 50C 1795
VF25 PCGS
10859534
O-108a
R4
Original $3950 New October 5! Important Early Type Offering, Gun Metal Gray-Blue, Near-Choice Original, Washington State Collection. The earliest dated offering in the Washington State Collection is this lovely 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar with natural gun metal gray-blue toning along with embedded rose shades. Bright light inspection reveals a peripheral blue ring on the obverse and golden hues on the reverse. This example is unquestionably original with nearly pristine surfaces. Strike is well execute with bold motifs remaining at the certified grade. A near-choice quality rating has been assigned due to roller marks on the reverse on the wreath by OF and on the lower eagle. This one has been to CAC and did not sticker. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 50C 1895 Barber 50C 1895
MS64
PCGS
25229355

Gem HOLD
$1750
New October 3! Gem Eye Appeal, Huge Mint Bloom, Swirling Cartwheels, Pastel Toning.. For once, GFRC photography has accurately capture the beauty of a gem Barber half dollar. If you love the images, just wait until in-hand and bright light viewing. This gorgeous half offers substantial mint bloom and dancing cartwheels. Pastel coloring melts away, under a light source, and expose light center rose and peripheral gold on the obverse. The copper-gold reverse also reveals embedded gold and aquamarines hues. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this splendid Barber half. Strike is also hammered. Ideal for a high grade Mint State type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1819 Capped Bust 50C 1819
EF40
PCGS
18717628
O-109
Gem HOLD
$485
New October 3! Natural Frosty Luster, Gem Original, Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, CAC Approval. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as formerly from the Old Cedar Capped Bust Half Dollar Collection and one of the sale highlights. Unquestionably, a gem at the assigned EF40 grade. Both sides exhibit frosted surfaces and the corresponding luster. Obverse strike has all star points fully defined. Overall appearance is of a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A GFRC 85% CAC buyback that is searching for a new collector home.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 25C 1867
F12
PCGS
15072743

Gem $925 New October 3! Rare Post-Civil War Date, Gem Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal. As the Union transitioned into the Reconstruction Era, the Philadelphia Mint struck only 20,000 Seated quarters during 1867. Few surviving example are available for present day collectors let alone choice. CAC has approved twenty-three pieces with circulated examples being rare. At the F12 grade level, this former Tenafly Collection offering is the lone piece approved. A special offering with gem surfaces, circulated cameo eye appeal and natural crusty gray patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert. An 85% CAC buyback that is in search of a new collector home.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 50C 1840
Reverse of 1839
MS65
PCGS
25618268
WB-1
Gem $13000 New October 3! 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 1841 Seated 50C 1841
AU55 PCGS
35432578
WB-1
Choice $900 New October 3! Repunched 18, Partially Mirrored, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Silver fields are graced by smoky splashes on both sides, with additional gold-green patina present in figure of Liberty. Luster is classic steely gray and reflective, with moderate cartwheel. Nicely struck with separate claw joints and minimal blending in the eagle’s left leg. WB-1, with diagonal lines in the obverse dentils below the date, and the lowest horizontal line extending to the left from the reverse shield. Some chatter above the eagle’s head is noted. This is a better date, with less than half a million pieces struck. The PCGS census notes 26 piece in all MS grades combined. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1852O Seated 50C 1852-O
AU55 PCGS
32944506
WB-1
Choice $2750 New October 3! Rare New Orleans Date, Partially Mirrored , Oregon Beaver Collection. Prooflike surfaces, occasionally evident for this issue, host maroon crescents at the rims. Luster is sharp and reflective, with swirling cartwheels. Both sides exhibit hints of gold patina, more so on the obverse. High point rub accounts for the technical grade, but the remaining flash is generous. WB-1, with the date slanting down to the right. Star points are well-defined, apart from star 8, and the claw detail is razor sharp. This is a low mintage issue, as gold discoveries caused silver to be overvalued in relation in gold. Many of these were thus melted over time. NGC has certified 50 pieces in all grades, with four at the MS levels. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 50C 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU53
PCGS
81022353

Choice $850 New October 3! Arrows & Rays Type, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Arrows & Rays design is a favorite among U.S. type collectors, appearing for one year only, 1853, on quarters and half dollars. The half dollar seems to be the preferred of the two denominations, showcasing the design in a larger format. This is a richly toned piece, with steely, deep gray obverse fields framed by lighter shades at the rim. The reverse is less intensely and more evenly toned with olive and gold patina throughout. Well-struck, with separation evident on most of the claw joints. Die pair identification is virtually impossible with this issue, as the date, arrows, and rays were all punched into master dies. This is an issue intended to be appreciated for its overall design, rather than for small differences between working dies. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1857O Seated 50C 1857-O
AU53 PCGS
83145453
WB-1
Original $450 New October 3! Steely Reflective Luster, Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Frosty luster remains in the protected areas of this lower mintage New Orleans piece, of which less than a million pieces were coined. High point wear and field marks are clearly consistent with the AU classification. The strike is typical, with some of the detail around the eagle’s left leg blending together. Bright surfaces, with steel grey and blue patina, suggest an old cleaning. This remains a nicely detailed example of a classic 19th century design in a straight-graded holder. WB-1, with a die lump on Liberty’s throat. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
AU55 PCGS
83145454

Choice $450 New October 3! Steely White Surfaces, Prooflike, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Brilliant, frosty luster drapes both sides of this popular New Orleans half. A few smoky tones appear in the date, mintmark, and reverse shield. Sharply struck, with pinpoint detail in the eagle claws and feathers – indeed, this part of the design rises from the planchet with exceptional separation of all elements. Likely dipped long ago, but not excessively so. Silver coinage production ramped significantly following passage of the 1853 Coinage Act, remaining high until the advent of Civil War. This issue boasts the highest mintage in the series, after the 1876 Philadelphia half. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1873CC Seated 50C 1873-CC
AU58 NGC
582267003
WB-4
Original $6500 New October 3! Key Carson City Issue, Oregon Beaver Collection. The 1873-CC issue is among the tougher Carson City half dollars, if not as challenging as the 1870-CC, 1874-CC, and 1878-CC coins. This pastel-toned piece exhibits obverse shades of gold intermingled with maroon, while the reverse reveals more uniform plum patina. Luster is typical for the grade, with swirling cartwheels. The strike is typical, with star centers present if faint, while the claw joints blend together. Arrows were added to this design as a result of the April 1, 1873 Coinage Act, which slightly modified the weight of the coin to a metric standard. The NGC census reports 14 pieces in all MS grades combined. This near-MS coin, with just minor traces of wear, represents an attractive, well-detailed example of a semi-key issue from the most desired Mint in the Liberty Seated series. Housed in a NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) standard ring insert holder.
Early Commems 50C 1923S Early Commems 50C 1923-S
Monroe
MS65
PCGS
26800220

Gem HOLD
$800
New September 28! Monroe, Rare in Gem, Pristine Surfaces, Frosted Luster, CAC Approval, Washington State Collection. The Monroe silver commemorative was issued as a promotion item by the California film industry during 1923. The high mintage (274,077) resulted in many being spent as the issue had little value over face. Today, circulated Monroe commems are common while full gems are rare. Most will be found with very low relief strikes and marked up obverses that are unattractive. GFRC is pleased to be offering a superb gem example with heavily frosted surfaces that are unabraded. A semi-transparent rose-gold skin is uniform on both sides. An important opportunity for the knowledgeable collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Offered at the CAC price guide number.
Early Commems 50C 1927 Early Commems 50C 1927
Vermont
MS65
PCGS
5528738

Gem $450 New September 28! Vermont Sesquicentennial, Gem Original, Steely Cartwheels, Stately Eye Appeal, Washington State Collection. The Vermont silver commemorative marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington and the independence of Vermont. This is a bold stately design with a steely die finish that closely matches that of the California Jubilee commemorative. Swirling cartwheels appear under during bright light viewing. An superior early silver commemorative offering from the Washington State Collection. Don't pass this one by! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1928 Early Commems 50C 1928
Oregon
MS67
PCGS
25356215

Gem $900 New September 28! Oregon Trail, Superb Gem, Scarcer 1928 Issue, Rich Gold Coloring, Washington State Collection. A visually superb example of the Oregon Trail Memorial silver commemorative as design by James Earle Fraser. Fully struck with a thin golden skin on both sides. Luster is closer to frosty texture than steely. Those with the 1928 date were limited to 6,028 piece as compared to the 1826 Philadelpha and San Francisco issues that totaled over 130,000. Another magnificent gem with a rarity play from the Washington State Collection that is CAC approved and priced consistent with the CAC guide. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 50C 1934
Boone
MS66
NGC Fatty
183349022

Gem $415 New September 28! 1934 Boone Commemorative, Low Mintage, Thick Frosty Luster, Copper-Gold Patina, Superb Gem. The 1934 Boone silver commemorative mintage was limited to 10,007 coins with a high survival rate. This issue is found with frosty to satiny-like luster with excellent eye appeal. Collector challenge is locating an example that they find especially attractive. This lovely Washington State Collection offering is well struck, but more importantly, brings a copper-gold coloration that screams originality. Housed in NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 50C 1934
Maryland
MS66
PCGS
25050362

Gem $350 New September 28! Maryland Tercenternary, Superb Gem, Light Gold Toning, CAC Approval, Washington State Collection. 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 Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 50C 1937
Roanoke
MS66
PCGS
38061675

Gem HOLD
$270
New September 28! Roanoke, Washington State Collection. The Roanoke Island silver commemorative marks the 350th anniversary of Sir Walter Raleigh's "Lost Colony" and the first white child born in British North America. Mintage totaled 29,030 with most survivors found in gem Mint State. This attractive example presents well with rich frosted luster and light honey-gold coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 6. 0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 50C 1840
Reverse of 1839
MS65
PCGS
25205380
WB-5
Gem HOLD
$12000
New September 28! Superb Eye Appeal, Steely Gem Surfaces, Light Rose-Gray Patina, Washington State Collection. One of the top end premiums highlights from the Washington State Collection is this 1840 WB-5 certified as a full gem. Steely reflective luster and light rose-gray toning simply screams originality. Bright light viewing exposes fields that are visually responsive and thoroughly pleasing. Two ancient micro-ticks in the obverse fields do not detract. The WB-5 die variety is easily attributed via arcing die lines through the neck and right facing shoulder. When dealing with gems, these minute attribution points are big and bold. CAC has approved all of four pieces at the MS65 level with two of those four presently in GFRC inventory. An offering from the finest Liberty Seated half dollar completions under construction. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 50C 1849
MS64
PCGS
25262963
WB-11
Choice $5250 New September 28! Repunched 1, Exceptionally Original, Partial Mirrors, Near-Gem, One Finer at CAC, Washington State Collection. Olive-gold obverse patina nicely decorates partially mirrored fields on this near-gem 1849 Liberty Seated half. Reverse coloration is deeper with rose-brown shades. This is the last of the premium Washington State Collection offerings that should promptly be incorporated into an advanced collection. Bright light inspection reveals semi-PL fields with bold reflective obverse luster. Obverse coloring shifts to beautiful peripheral orange while the reverse accentuates its rose hues. Strike is essentially complete with a few right field stars lacking connected center points. A boldly repunched 1 digit, at the base, provides for the WB-11 attribution. CAC has approved ten at the MS64 grade with only one finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1889CC Morgan $1 1889-CC
VF25 PCGS
21978787

Choice $1685 New September 26! Key Morgan Carson City Date, Choice Steely Fields, Natural Coin Gray. The 1889-CC Morgan dollar sports a small mintage of 350,000 pieces including only one single example offered during the 1970s GSA sales. Clearly, the 1889-CC date is the most elusive Morgan dollar from the Carson City Mint and an important key to the series. GFRC is pleased to be offering a choice surviving example with steely fields and natural coin gray patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1876 Seated 10C 1876
Type 1 Reverse
MS66
PCGS
33179844
F-122
Gem $1350 New September 26! Date Furthest Right, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Pretty Aquamarine-Gold Coloring, A Superb Gem. Eye appeal on steroids might be one approach for describing this superb gem 1876 dime with Type 1 reverse. The frosted luster is intensely brilliant and so pleasing with the aquamarine-gold coloring rounding out an offering with such excellent eye appeal. Strike is complete with fully defined head details, ribbon bow, and those pesky upper left wheat grains. During die variety attribution, it become quickly apparent that the date position DR-1R is a new obverse with date punch furthest to the right. This piece will be listed as Type 1 F-122 as part of the GFRC price list posting process. The reverse die is heavily clashed with parallel die lines through the wreath immediately right of the denomination. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 50C 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
34152490
WB-4
Choice HOLD
$2950
New September 26! No Drapery, Classic Old Album Blue-Rose Gold Toning, Accurately Graded, A Superior Example. Washington State Collection. An important 1838 No Drapery type coin along with being a beautifully toned example at the assigned grade level. This 1839 half sat in an old paper album for years and has acquired rings of gold, blue and rose patina. Sold into the Washington State Collection during January 2018 and now back on the price list. Strike is typical for the No Drapery date with the usual weakness on the lower left leg feathers. A superior example at the EF45 grade level for those who enjoy colorful toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1/2C 1857 Early Copper 1/2C 1857
MS64RB
PCGS
25015824
C-1
Choice $1850 New September 25! Final Year Issue, Low Mintage, Red-Brown Eeye Appeal, Near-Gem, Washington State Collection. 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.
Indian 1C 1865 Indian 1C 1865
PR65RB
PCGS
25272635

Gem $2150 New September 25! Low Mintage, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Washington State Collection. Early bronze 1865 Indian proof strikes were limited to 500 pieces with most survivors being clustered at the PR64 level. Certified full gems are very scarce with Red-Brown designation and extremely rare at the full Red level. As usual, the Washington State Collection located a splendid example that is on the knee of the value curve. Obverse coloration is near full red with brilliant reflective luster from sharp mirrors. Reverse toning is darker with the inclusion of purple-rose hues during bright light inspection. Strike is hammered and most impressive. CAC population stands at six with none finer and a single full red gem approved. This piece is a compelling value for the insightful collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Mercury 10C 1916 Mercury 10C 1916
Mercury
MS67RB
PCGS
32923607

Gem $1600 New September 25! Incredible Satiny Mint Bloom, Hammered Strike, Ideal First Year Type, Washington State Collection. The Washington State Collection's Mercury dime type piece is a first year strike with incredible satiny mint bloom. This piece could easily take us back to 1916 and the Philadelphia mint. We are standing by one of the presses and retrieve, from the hopper, this freshly coined example from moderately worn dies. The satiny luster is nearly blinding as so intense. This piece is deeply impressed with every subtle device details fully available. Why not MS68 rather than being certified MS67? My trusty 10x found a single micro tick on the bust neckline and another on the center reverse. Both are well hidden. Eye appeal is exceptional and will please the most selective collector among us. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
MS65
PCGS
30769115
Unlisted
Gem $1200 New September 25! Challenging Grade, Speckled Olive-Gold, Brilliant Luster, Washington State Collection. 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.
3Cent Nickel 3C 1873 3Cent Nickel 3C 1873
PR65
PCGS Rattler
7130524

Gem $750 New September 24! Golden Pewter Coloration, Reflective Fields, Gem Original, Westend Avenue Collection. A wonderfully original 1873 Closed 3 copper-nickel 3 cent proof strike that has been meticulous preserved. This Westend Avenue Collection offering is nicely toned with golden pewter shades throughout the obverse and reverse. Fields are mirrored with ample reflective luster when viewed under a light source. This piece is entirely unabraded. All 1873 3 cent nickel proof strikes were accomplished with a closed 3 date punch. Housed in Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) Rattler holder with CAC approval.
3Cent Silver 3C 1865 3Cent Silver 3C 1865
PR65CAM
PCGS
25256848

Gem $2650 New September 24! Classic 3 Cent Silver Proof Eye Appeal, Goregoues Peripheral Blues, Washington State Collection. Little needs to be written for the gorgeous 1865 proof 3 cent silver piece. This is another Washington State type coin slot that was filled with a premium quality cameo proof. Blue toned fields are the ideal cameo backdrop for the light rose obverse star and reverse denomination. Strike is well impressed with thin unabraded rims. Overall, a superior Civil War era proof strike with only four cameos CAC approved at the PR65 level and just a few finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder.
Barber 10C 1901 Barber 10C 1901
PR65CAM
PCGS
25320876

Gem $1350 New September 24! Ideal Barber Dime Proof Type, Watery Mirrors, Reflective Luster, Rose Coloring, Washington State Collection. Watery mirrors and light rose coloring are the high points of this gem 1901 Barber dime. The Washington State consignor was a selective collector with cameo pieces being a priority. Cameo effect and eye appeal are readily apparent at first glance and are validated during bright light inspection. Luster is reflectively brilliant with side angle viewing exposing the watery appearance of polished fields Strike is absolutely hammered. The TPG holder has wear spots which impacted the photography and illustration. Please keep this in mind if serious about a purchase. Also note that the lighter reverse toning around O(NE) DI(ME) is displayed on the coin. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 25C 1837 Capped Bust 25C 1837
MS64
PCGS
31671133
B-2
Gem $8250 New September 24! Ideal Type Candidate, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Continuous Mint Frost, Washington State Collection. 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.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 50C 1837
Reeded Edge
AU50 PCGS
82457950

Choice $495 New September 24! Crusty Gray-Gold, Partially Mirrored Fields, Choice Surfaces, Washington State Collection. This is a crusty 1837 Reeded Edge half dollar that was previously sold into the Washington State Collection back in December 2017. Crusty is the operative word to describe the thick gray-gold skin that adorns each side. Regardless of the thick patina, bright light review exposes partially mirrored fields with reflective luster that is crisp enough to be enjoyed. Reverse luster is more brilliant along with exposing embedded aquamarine and peripheral gold. A choice quality rating is fair. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Early Copper 2C 1869 Early Copper 2C 1869
PR66RB
PCGS
25341176

Gem $3500 New September 24! Superb Gem, Sharp Reflective Mirrors, Olive-Rose Coloration, Monster Eye Appeal, Washington State Collection. 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.
Lincoln 1C 1913 Lincoln 1C 1913
PR66BN PCGS
42471282

Gem $1250 New September 24! Superb Gem Proof, Wire Rims, Exciting Bright Light Eye Appeal, Westend Avenue Collection. A captivating 1913 proof Lincoln strike that brings multiple personalities to the collecting table. GFRC images accurately capture the gem original surfaces and brown-rose coloring seen during in-hand inspection. Strike is hammered with thick squared edges and a thin raised wire rim. I've save the best for last. Bright light inspection takes this gem to a completely different visual level. The obverse transitions to sky blue with intermixed yellow gold and green shades. The same sky blue is available on the left reverse along with deep rose on the right. Other lighting angle produce different colorations. What a fantastic offering from the Westend Avenue Collection that is certain to please the most selective collectors among us. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 10C 1837
Large Date
EF40
PCGS
20207435
F-101a
Choice HOLD
$600
New September 24! Popular No Stars Type, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Preserved, Old Holder, Washington State Collection. GFRC handles a host of 1837 dimes since so popular as a type coin. Though housed in a fairly worn PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder, this Washington State Collection offering must be within the top 15% for the assigned EF40 grade. Surfaces are choice with a consistent layer of gray patina and consistent with how natural silver should look when properly preserved. Strike is deeply impressed. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. GFRC photography has amplifies the rose shades. In-hand, this offering is a uniform gray.
Seated 25C 1849 Seated 25C 1849
MS63
NGC
225088002
Briggs 3-B
Choice $2450 New September 24! Important Offering, Steely Reflective Luster, Washington State Collection. From the Washington State Collection comes an important 1849 Briggs 3-B Seated quarter that will be on many want lists. CAC approval was 100% warranted given the crusty rose-olive gray patina that still allows ample amounts of steely luster to radiate under minimal lighting. Bright light viewing is a joy as coloring shifts to light rose with peripheral aquamarine. Fields are unabraded and pleasing during a 10x review. A faint die crack through the bottom of the date digits easily identifies Obverse 3 while the 45 degree angled die polish lines into (QUA)R validate Reverse B. How refreshing to see this non-Compass Point specimen at such a high grade and with superb preservation. Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1865 Seated 25C 1865
PR65
PCGS
25303931

Gem $4500 New September 24! Civil War Era Gem Proof, Crisp Reflective Luster, Rose-Gold and Blue Coloration, Washington State Collection. 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.
Capped Bust 25C 1834 Capped Bust 25C 1834
AU53 NGC
5936432005
B-4
Choice HOLD
$625
New September 23! Capped Bust Type, Grayish-Blue Patina, Steely Fields, Eye Appeal, Westend Avenue Collection. If in the market for Capped Bust type, this well preserved 1834 B-4 quarter might be for you. In-hand grayish-blue patina shifts to light shades during bright light inspection. Reflective luster is noteworthy from unabraded steely fields. Strike is nearly complete with only the left obverse stars lacking centerpoints. Eye appeal is consistent with this first round of Westend Avenue Collection offerings. Accurately graded and worthy of a Choice quality rating. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Early Copper 1C 1851 Early Copper 1C 1851
MS63BN
PCGS
40102076

Choice HOLD
$385
New September 23! Superior Eye Appeal, Satiny Luster, Near-Gem, Westend Avenue Collection. A thoroughly impressive 1851 large cent that would be ideal for type. Struck from worn dies resulting is consistent satiny luster on both sides. This near-gem presents well with a problem free planchet and rich chocolate brown coloring. Regardless of the eroded dies, strike is fully executed. A close 10x review failed to locate any surface anomalies. The premium quality is so noteworthy that a JUST BUY IT recommendation is warranted. Yet another superior offering from the Westend Avenue Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Liberty V 5C 1893 Liberty V 5C 1893
PR66
PCGS
37346658

Gem $750 New September 23! Brilliant White Reflective Luster, Near Cameo Visual Presence, Gem Original - Westend Avenue Collection. The Westend Avenue cavalcade continues with a superb gem 1893 Liberty Head nickel. Brilliant reflective white luster is eye catching. After close scrutiny, I believe the lack of cameo designation is due to the lighter fields as seen in-hand. Only two ticks hold this one back from a higher grade. Worthy of an advanced type collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1884 Seated 25C 1884
PR64
PCGS
37648677

Gem $1100 New September 23! Gem Original, Watery Mirrors, Superb Eye Appeal, Westend Avenue Collection. GFRC is pleased to be welcoming the Westend Avenue consignor to the price list. His high collecting standards are readily apparent from the superb 1884 proof Seated quarter offering. Mintage amounted to 875 piece that year with this well preserved survivor having been meticulously stored. A consistent copper-gold patina decorates mirrors that have a "watery" appearance during bright light assessment. Eye appeal is of a higher grade as fields are unabraded with only a few wispy hairlines holding this piece back on a technical basis. Strike is hammered. A compelling bargain for those who seek a premium proof Seated quarter for type. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1925S Early Commems 50C 1925-S
California
MS65 PCGS
28021327

Gem $495 New September 22! California Jubilee, Steely Textured Luster, Swirling Cartwheel, Pristine Surfaces, Washington State Collection. The California Diamond Jubilee silver commemorative was issued in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the admission of California into the United States. Designs by Jo Mora are powerful. This untoned example, from the Washington State Collection features a typical bold strike with steely luster. The California commem has a look all to it own as made. Unquestionably a gem with thick luster and swirling cartwheels. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Gold G$1 1889 Gold G$1 1889
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS65+
NGC
3755845005

Gem $1600 New September 22! Ideal for Type, Intense Frosted Luster, Yellow-Honey Gold Coloring, Complete Strike, Washington State Collection. 1889 brought the final year of the Type 3 Indian Princess gold dollar issue. Mintage is 28,950 which might not appear large when applied to modern day standards but many were saved during that timeframe. As a result, this date is plentiful at the Mint State level and an ideal candidate for type. This gem example has been released from the Washington State Collection, an individual with a discerning eye for premium copper, silver, and gold coins. Surfaces are covered with a thick layer of mint frost which results in brilliant luster and vibrant cartwheels. Coloring is yellow-honey gold that is consistent on both sides. Strike is complete with bold motifs. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1862 Gold G$2.5 1862
Liberty
AU58
NGC
3311124012

Choice $3900 New September 22! Important Civil War Issue, Light Frosty Luster, Green-Gold Coloring, Pristine Surfaces. An important Civil War era Liberty $2.5 gold offering that is challenging in all grades. Mintage was limited to 98,508 with question marks concerning the amount that was actually released into east coast circulation during a period when all silver and gold specie disappeared from commerce due to hoarding. This pristine 1862 survivor warrants close scrutiny for inclusion in an advanced $2.5 gold set. Surfaces scream originality with their natural green-gold coloring and light frosted texture. Surfaces are entirely unabraded and so pleasing with darker "dirt" in some protected areas. Strike is also complete. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$3 1868 Gold G$3 1868
Princess
AU58
PCGS
12872859

Choice $4650 New September 22! Low Mintage, Semi PL Surfaces, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Washington State Collection. 1868 saw only 4,850 $3 gold pieces struck at the Philadelphia mint. A portion of that mintage most likely found its way to eastern seaboard collectors. The Washington State Collection is releasing a well preserved example that retains is partially mirrored fields that radiates sharp reflective luster. A base layer of honey-gold is overlaid with orange hues. Eye appeal is compelling and will please the most selective collector. A premium offering that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Mercury 10C 1916D Mercury 10C 1916-D
VG08 PCGS
4608558

Original HOLD
$1400
New September 22! Iconic Date, Strictly Original, Obverse Lines. A classic 20th century key date that is necessary for many Mercury dime Whitman folder collections. This example is newly consigned from a local consignor. Surfaces are 100% original with natural coin gray coloring and darker "dirt' in the protected areas. Wear is honest and even. Two crossing lines in the left obverse field hold this piece from a Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder and fairly priced.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Type 1 Obverse
MS65 PCGS
41791809
F-102
Gem $1250 New September 22! Gem Type 1 Obverse Example, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, Indiana Collection. 1861 Philadelphia strikes were accomplished with two different obverse hub designs. These are known and the Type 1 (scarce) and Type 2 (common). Fortin's research, as published in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference, has documented eight Type 1 obverse dies followed by thirteen Type 2 obverses. The Indiana Collection is back with a gem Type 1 F-102 specimen that warrants consideration by those building an advanced Liberty Seated Dime collection. This offering is fully struck with brilliant frosted luster. This combination presents an opportunity to carefully study the Type 1 obverse engraving characteristics and ponder why the design was promptly supplanted that year in favor of the Type 2 hub design. The F-102 die variety features a heavily clashed obverse paired with a weakly hubbed reverse die. Surfaces are unabraded other than one micro-tick on O(N)E. A thoroughly pleasing piece that is freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Seated 10C 1875CC Seated 10C 1875-CC
Below Wreath
AU50 PCGS
27930970
F-108a
Choice HOLD
$325
New September 20! Below Wreath, ReverseRim Cud 5:30 - 7:00, Choice Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . The 1875-CC Below Wreath F-108a (R5 Rarity) plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Within the web-book, Fortin provides the following observations "Currently, the plate coin is the latest known die state for 1875-CC Below Wreath Reverse E. This plate coin appeared on eBay during January 2013 with full rim cud from 5:30 to &:00." Unfortunately, the PCGS edge prong completely hides that cud but it is certainly there. Surfaces are fully choice with medium gray-brown coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Barber 50C 1896S Barber 50C 1896-S
AU53 PCGS
29330758

Choice $1695 New September 18! Better San Francisco Date, Multi-Color Variegated Hues, Choice Original Surfaces, City By The Bay Collection. A better San Francisco Barber date with very low survival rates in EF and AU given the mintage of slightly over 1,000,000. A choice example with both sides revealing multiple shades of aquamarine and pink, along with other variegated hues. Well-struck with few blemishes. High-point wear is consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder. A second appearance on the GFRC price list as now a City By The Bay duplicate.
Morgan $1 1891S Morgan $1 1891-S
MS63
PCGS
21935108

Choice $395 New September 17! Radiate Reflective Luster, Partially Mirrored, Near-Gem, CAC Approval. Let's start the description for this gorgeous 1891-S Morgan dollar with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Both sides offer partially mirrored fields resulting in sharp reflective luster and dancing cartwheels. A few ticks on the cheek and right obverse substantiate the certified grade from a technical perspective. However, the eye appeal is that of a higher grade. Who puts a 10x on a Morgan dollar these days? CAC population report shows a substantial price jump from MS63 to MS64. I believe this example is a compelling value at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004) holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1/2C 1828 Early Copper 1/2C 1828
13 Stars
MS63BN
PCGS Rattler
7171066
C-3
Choice $1075 New September 16! 13 Stars, Golden Tan Coloring, Satiny Luster, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. There are times when the Osprey Collection will venture into early copper for the GFRC price list. This is one of the those cases with a choice 1828 C-3 offering. Frosty luster is consistent on both sides along with golden tan shades. Light peripheral aquamarine on the obverse nicely decorates the center motifs. A 10x remains traces of verdigris on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (19-86-1989) Rattler holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1862 Seated $1 1862
AU50 PCGS
04472043

Market Acceptable $5500 New September 16! Rare Date, Reflective White Luster, Market Acceptable. This is a rare 1862 Seated dollar date that warrants a historical context. As the Civil War raged, both the Philadelphia and San Francisco mints churned out silver coinage which did not circulate within the eastern states. Instead, the Philadelphia pieces were shipped to Canada or Latin America for local commerce. Who knows the history and travels of this boldly struck 1862 specimen with a mintage of only 11,540? Reflective surfaces are partially mirrored with very little wear though hairlines are seen under a 10x. Few example have been graded or brought to auction per CoinFacts records. This example has been obviously dipped given its pure white surfaces and probably net graded by PCGS given the overly active surfaces. There are several contact marks in the right obverse field. Though straight graded, on a net basis, a Market Acceptable quality rating is fair as this piece is not strictly original. However, collectors have few choices when attempting to locate the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder though the certification number dates back to the late 1990s.