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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Gold G$1 1854 Gold G$1 1854
Type 1 Indian Head
MS64
NGC Fatty
172694004

Choice $1350 New December 3! Near-Gem Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Vibrant luster radiates from the smooth surfaces of this near-Gem Type I example, highlighting the razor-sharp strike. This issue is a better date, representing the second-lowest Philadelphia production among Type I pieces. The Mint concluded Type I production in this year, moving to a larger planchet size for Type II pieces. Light die cracks are evident at both rims. The CAC population is 153 coins in all grades, with 24 pieces finer. The CAC price guide value is $1,390. Housed in an NGC Gen 4 (1990-1992) no-line brown label Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1926 Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS63
NGC Fatty
246889004

Choice $785 New December 3! Choice Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Shimmering satiny luster is quite eye catching when placing this Indian $2.5 under a bright light. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with a single contact mark on the cheek worthy of mention. This lovely gold piece is housed in a pristine NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) no line brown label Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1908 Gold G$20 1908
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS Rattler
3088785
No Motto
Gem $2850 New December 3! Gem Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Although not a rare coin, there is no arguing with an orange-gold headlight backed by nearly a full troy ounce of precious yellow metal. The heft of a double eagle is immediately noticed upon in-hand inspection, and even numismatic novices can’t help but be impressed by the large, flashy format. This example is mark-free for the grade, noticeably at the high point of the right knee, which typically comes with distracting chatter. CAC reports a population of 3,420 pieces and assigns a value of $2,840 in MS64. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) Ratter holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$3 1886 Gold G$3 1886
Princess
AU58
PCGS
47004558

Choice $6950 New December 3! Choice Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Copper-red shades neatly outline the devices and legend of this late-date three, and the visual appeal is strong. Mintage was minimal this year, with only a thousand pieces struck. The CAC population is correspondingly low, 22 pieces in all grades, with four coins across all Mint State grades. The CAC price guide value is $7,650. With a date set of three-dollar gold pieces out of range for many collectors, owning a single condition census example might be a better way to approach the series. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909 Gold G$5 1909
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
38932261

Choice $2475 New December 3! Choice Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Clean fields are the hallmark of this near-MS64 example, with only minor chatter present. Scattered shades of ebon color frame the central figures, highlighting the bold Indian and defiant eagle. Luster is exceptional for the grade and the plus designation is clearly warranted. CAC notes 397 coins in all grades, with 114 pieces finer. The CAC price guide value in MS63 is $2,440, advancing to $4,120 in MS64. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1818 Capped Bust 50C 1818
EF45
PCGS
35672726
O-109a
Choice HOLD
$835
New December 2! Near-Gem Original, Natural Coin Gray Patina, CAC Approved. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Immediately purchased upon being showcased in the Daily Blog.
Capped Bust 50C 1823 Capped Bust 50C 1823
Broken 3
VF30
PCGS
12952524
O-101
Choice HOLD
$850
New December 2! Broken 3, Popular Die Variety, Perfectly Original, CAC Approved. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Immediately purchased upon being offered via the Daily Blog online publication.
Seated 25C 1853/4 Seated 25C 1853/4
VF25
PCGS
16598237

Choice $575 New December 2! 1853/4, Bold Undertype, Choice Original. The ever popular 1853/4 quarter is a Guide Book listed variety and recognizable without a glass in most die states. This is a pleasing coin gray example with deeper shades in the protected areas, which in this case include the reverse rays. The only mark of note is a blending dimple south of U in UNITED. CAC has certified 23 examples in all grade combined. The low CAC populations in the Seated quarter series can not be emphasized enough, and a quick trip around a bourse floor studying examples of non-CAC pieces will readily explain the challenge of locating eye appealing pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Last sold at GFRC Online Auction for $625 August 2021. Ex Lenny Rizzo and Tenafly Collections.
Seated 25C 1858 Seated 25C 1858
AU50
PCGS
42603490

Choice HOLD
$300
New December 2! Steely Luster, Light Gray Patina, Well Preserved, CAC Approved. Whether searching for a strong Liberty Seated quarter type coin or filling in a date and mintmark set, this pleasing 1858 Philadelphia strike is worthy of serious consideration. The steely fields offer strong reflectance when viewed under a bright light. The light gray patina is quite transparent to the underlying luster. Surfaces are well preserved and the grading is more than accurate. Strike is nearly complete with only a few upper stars lacking center points. A fresh GFRC consignment that deserves your attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 25C 1867
EF40
PCGS
31385926

Choice $2100 New December 1! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Scarce Date. The 1867 Philadelphia mintage is quite low for half dimes, dimes and quarters resulting in an ongoing challenge to locate these dates fully choice. 1867 Seated quarter mintage is documented at only 20,000 pieces. This example is strictly original with rose-gray obverse center toning along with a dark gray upper arc and blues the left of the base. The reverse is toned an even light gray. Under a bright light, the steely fields come into play. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected along with well defined left leg and arrow feathers on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever. This is an opportunity for advanced Seated quarter collectors as this piece all there for the grade with natural surfaces. A fresh GFRC buyback. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1878 Seated 25C 1878
MS64 PCGS
80656292

Choice $750 New December 1! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Rotating Cartwheels, Complete Strike. A brilliantly frosted 1878 Seated quarter with aquamarine and light gold toning on the obverse while the reverse exhibits a lower blue arc and overall hints of gold. Strike is hammered with partial wire rims on both sides. There is minimal color shifting when place under a bright light, though the overall coloration is lighter. Two contact marks are noted on Liberty's cheek. A fairly graded and priced offering previously from the Quito Collection and just taken back in trade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1877S Seated 50C 1877-S
MS62
CACG
685215384

Gem HOLD
$975
New December 1! Steely Reflective Luster, Absolute Gem at Grade, Very Conservative CACG Grading. Yes, this 1877-S Seated half is an absolutely gem at the CACG certified grade. Steely fields radiate glowing reflective luster when viewed under a bright light. The darker in-hand toning melts away and reveals center rose and peripheral blues on the obverse while the reverse transitions to center blue-gray with peripheral aquamarine-gold. A 10x located a few ancient micro ticks on the lower gown that are totally inconsequential given the magnificent originality and eye appeal. This piece is more than conservatively graded and priced accordingly given that the GFRC purchase price was above the CDN CAC guide. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 5C 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS62 PCGS
43289814

Choice $495 New December 1! Thick Frosted Luster, Orange-Gold Hues, Choice Original, Crazy Joe Collection. Crazy Joe is back with more duplicates to sell from his favorite Liberty Seated series, the venerable half dimes. This 1838 lot presents thick frosted luster and varying degrees of golden toning. The orange-gold on the reverse is quite notable. Stars 1, 8, and 11 are boldly repunched for die variety specialists. The reverse is weakly struck at the upper left. Accurately graded with choice surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Seated 5C 1839 Seated 5C 1839
No Drapery
AU55
PCGS
30178308

Gem HOLD
$350
New December 1! Crusty Original Gem, Pleasing Eye Appeal, CAC Approval, Crazy Joe Collection. Crusty original is the perfect description for this gem 1839 Seated half dime. A thick brownish gray skin is uniformly distributed on both sides. Strike is fully impressed on this No Drapery example. Previously sold into the Crazy Joe collection during early 2023 and now back for a second appearance. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1840 Seated 5C 1840
MS63 PCGS
45566744

Choice $600 New December 1! No Drapery Type, Steely-Frosted Radiance, Delicate Strike, Choice Original, Crazy Joe Collection. The parallels between the Liberty Seated half dime and dime series are quite evident when evaluating this newest Crazy Joe collection release. Steely-frosted fields are readily apparent with notable radiance when placed under a bright light. Again, as seen on the dime series, the strike is "delicate" given the shallow hubbing of the working dies. A micro-line in the left obverse field is the only abrasion requiring note and would preclude a CAC submission. A visually pleasing No Drapery type example with consistent bluish-gray coloration on both sides. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Gold G$1 1851 Gold G$1 1851
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS61
NGC
242271012

Choice $550 New November 30! Type 1 Indian Head, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Yellow Green-Gold. A pleasing 1851 one dollar gold piece that has been conservatively graded consistent with early TPG standards of the late 1980s. Bright light review exposes brilliant frosted luster and yellow green-gold coloration. Strike is complete. Housed in NGC Gen 4 (1989-1992) no line brown label Fatty holder with CAC approval. The holder has a chip at the lower front right and a portion of the fragile revere hologram missing.
Gold G$1 1855 Gold G$1 1855
Type 2 Indian Princess
MS62 PCGS
37649798

Choice $2050 New November 30! Type 2 Indian Princess, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey Green-Gold Coloration, Heavy Die Clashing. 1855 saw the Type 2 Indian Princess hub design employed for a full year prior to the conversion to the final Type 3 design in 1856. Gold type collectors are always challenged with locating a Type 2 due to its brief issuance during the latter part of 1854 and throughout 1855. This accurately graded MS62 example offers brilliant frosted luster under a bright light along with honey green-gold coloration. Both sides are heavily clashed from well worn and cracked dies. The obverse has die cracks at the tops of ST(ATES) while the reverse has haloed devices and a bold die crack from left to the rim. One well hidden obverse contact mark is consistent with the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$1 1856 Gold G$1 1856
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS62
PCGS
16228955
Slanted 5
Choice $825 New November 30! Choice Original Slant 5 Specimen, Rich Orange-Gold, Frosted Luster, Active Cartwheels. If searching for a Type 3 Indian Princess $1 gold piece for either a date set or type, this eye appealing 1856 example should garner your consideration. A well balanced survivor with rich orange-gold coloration. Under a bright light, the frosted luster is brilliant along with active cartwheels. Why only the certified MS62 grade when eye appeal is substantially higher? A 10x review, under angled lighting, revealed two well hidden vertical lines on the reverse. Those lines are not visible in the GFRC images and require careful inspection to locate. This piece brings notable value at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1854O Gold G$2.5 1854-O
Liberty
EF45
NGC
3891583012

Choice $1150 New November 30! Classic Copper-Green Gold, Well Preserved, CAC Approved. 1854 brought the distinction of the $2.5 gold denomination being struck at all five mints of that era. The Dahlonega and San Francisco issues are brutally difficult to locate while the Charlotte is not far behind in rarity. This leaves the New Orleans issue as being available for branch mint collectors. Though the mintage is only 153,000, the date is seen with some frequency. This new GFRC offering is readily noted for its classic copper-green gold coloration and smooth surfaces. The circulated eye appeal is all there and pleasing. Housed in NGC Gen 17 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1911 Gold G$2.5 1911
Indian
MS64+
NGC
6613107001

Gem $2650 New November 30! Glowing Satiny Luster, Hammered Strike, Light Honey-Gold, CAC Approved. This 1911 $2.5 gold Indian is an ideal candidate for a type set for three reasons. First is the absolutely hammered strike which illustrates every minute detail of the iconic Bela Lyon Pratt design. Second is the glowing satiny luster that appears when viewed under a bright light. Finally, the CAC legacy green bean validates the strict originality and accurate grading. This piece is clearly worthy of a GFRC-Gem quality rating. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1861S Seated 25C 1861-S
VF30 NGC
1660148001

Choice $2650 New November 30! Rare San Francisco Date, Choice Surfaces, Distinctive Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. Consignor Price Reduction. A noteworthy 1861 San Francisco Seated quarter offering along with distinction as a key date in the series. Mintage is documented at 96,000 pieces with few saved from western frontier commerce. Nearly the entire mintage went into circulation and remained there until well worn or lost. This survivor is noteworthy for its stellar preservation and nearly unabraded fields. Wear is uniform with the surfaces covered by a tannish-gray patina with richer brown shades on the obverse. Overall eye appeal is well above average for a circulated example of this date. A 10x inspection located a few hidden lines in the upper right obverse field of no consequence. A piece of Civil War era history that is worthy of consideration. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Morgan $1 1890CC Morgan $1 1890-CC
MS64+
NGC
4908196004

Gem $3150 New November 28! Gem Original, Partially Mirrored, Luminous Reflectance, Scenic Lakeview Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. According to Q. David Bowers, the 1890 Carson City issue may have as high a 20% being capable of a Proof Like certification. This Scenic Lakeview, though not mirrored to the point of a PL designation, still has partially mirrored fields and bold reflectance. Bright light exposure reveals strong luminous and swirling cartwheels. Light peripheral gold nicely frames the untoned centers. This piece is accurately graded with one bag mark by the forehead that limits full MS65 certification though the overall eye appeal is that of a gem. The reverse presentation is fantastic. This is a high mintage Carson City date resulting in CAC approving 286 at graded. The offer price is fair given the (+) designation and a sharp CAC population drop to only 65 at the MS65 grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1893O Morgan $1 1893-O
MS61
PCGS
36276435

Choice $6275 New November 28! Key Date, Rare Grade, Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Choice Overall, Scenic Lakeview Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. The 1893-O dollar is the lowest mintage New Orleans Morgan dollar as only 300,000 piece were struck. Survivors are scarce in all grades while this key date becomes rare in Mint State with CAC approval. This offered example presents frosted luster and swirling cartwheels when view under a bright light. Accurately graded as the abrasions are concentrated on the obverse at the cheek. The reverse image lacks some definition due to holder haze. CAC has approved a total of 373 in all grades with the majority being circulated. Only 10 have been approved at the certified grade, a small number given the widespread demand for Morgan dollars. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 25C 1892
MS65
PCGS
27231276

Gem $975 New November 22! Ideal Type Piece, Superb Eye Appeal, Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. At GFRC, we handle a steady stream of 1892 Barber quarters with the exceptionally pleasing examples being easily noted. This new Whitman Baltimore purchase was a no-brainer given the superb eye appeal along with naturally toned surfaces, swirling cartwheels, and frosted luster. The preservation is exquisite and is nicely captured by my images. I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW shout out is appropriate. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1828 Seated 25C 1828
EF40 PCGS
37033212
B-1
Choice HOLD
$1395
New November 22! Classic Coin Gray Toning, Fully Choice. Steely fields and classic natural coin gray patina are the highlights of this choice 1828 B-1 Capped Bust quarter. Strike is essentially complete with repunching on star 7. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. Immediately purchased upon being showcased in the Daily Blog.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 25C 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
39317837
Briggs 1-B
Choice HOLD
$1175
New November 22! Choice Original, Above Average Strike, Residual Luster, GFRC CAC Buyback. Original surfaces are the hallmark of this CAC-approved example, hairline-free and smooth for the grade. Mottled areas of deep blue toning grace a medium background of grey, gold, and rose. Residual luster peeks out from the protected areas. Strike is typical, with a few flat stars and a lightly impressed date. Briggs 1-B, with the mintmark to the right and downward sloping date. CAC has approved 31 pieces in all grades combined, with 15 above EF45. Such coins are not easily located, and, if building an XF/AU set, this piece would be an ideal example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Standing Liberty 25C 1924S Standing Liberty 25C 1924-S
MS64+ PCGS
45371956

Gem $1950 New November 22! Iridescent Toning, Thick Frosted Luster, A Color Cavalcade. Some GFRC new purchases leaned themselves better to in-hand viewing rather than photographic presentation. This 1924-S quarter is clearly one of those situation where the camera sees darker surfaces while a bright light exposes a color cavalcade. Every color of the rainbow is present as lighting activates the full color spectrum that includes yellow gold, rose, and various green and blue hues. Luster is in the frosted camp with active cartwheels. If afraid that this gem will sell at a coin show if collectors don't trust this description. This quarter dollar is ideal for those that enjoy colorful patina and sharp luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1926D Standing Liberty 25C 1926-D
MS65+ NGC
5978631021

Gem $475 New November 22! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Speckled Copper-Orange Peripheral Toning. This gem 1926-D Standing quarter appears as if minted yesterday other than being stored in a paper roll that resulting in the rim copper-orange toning at the rims. This speckled toning extends into the obverse as illustrated. Surfaces are frosty brilliant and without aberrations. An unquestionable gem with character. Housed in new large font NGC holder with the all important (+) grade that is deserved.
Standing Liberty 25C 1926S Standing Liberty 25C 1926-S
AU53
PCGS
42038238

Choice HOLD
$375
New November 22! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Gorgeous Obverse Toning, CAC Approved. The GFRC images speak for themselves on this beautifully toned 1926-S quarter. Immediately sold upon being posted in the Daily Blog. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1929 Standing Liberty 25C 1929
MS64FH
PCGS
22103949

Choice $825 New November 22! Full Head Strike, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. A well preserved 1929 Standing quarter that is fully struck with the outer and inner shield circles boldly outlined. Two rivets lack full separation while the head is complete. Bold strikes on later date mintages can be challenging to locate. This is a brilliant frosted example with faint peripheral gold that extends into the obverse. CAC has approved 39 at the certified grade with a 50% CDN guide price jump to the next grade. CAC MS64FH is $815 as reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. The holder is well worn at the upper obverse and at the lower reverse. Two reverse haze spots are evident on the GFRC image.
Capped Bust 5C 1836 Capped Bust 5C 1836
Small 5C
MS61 NGC
6210568005
LM-5
Choice HOLD
$550
New November 20! Small 5C, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Multi-Color Peripheral Toning, . Yet another colorfully toned half dime from a "top of the ladder" divestment by a long term GFRC client. The 1836 JR-5 Capped Bust half dime exhibits brilliant frosted luster during bright light inspection. The darker in-hand peripheral toning melts away with overhead lighting and shifts to light gold with rainbow rings at the rim. This little silver half dime definitely excels with angled lighting is in certain to please. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
3Cent Nickel 3C 1879 3Cent Nickel 3C 1879
PF67CAM
NGC
138861003

Gem $1350 New November 19! Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. The three-cent nickel is perhaps the most neglected series in the U.S. catalog, with the pleasant side effect of making example such as this eminently affordable. The low four-figure price point is remarkable, considering that this coin is tied for finest known, albeit with many others. Fully frosted devices complement watery surfaces, with just a touch of champagne patina at the nose. Surfaces are virtually devoid of marks, as expected for the grade. CAC has graded 99 pieces total in Cameo, with 31 examples in PR67 CAM and no pieces finer. The CAC price guide value is $1,350. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1894O Barber 25C 1894-O
AU55
PCGS
31330426

Choice $435 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Gold and grey fields host central devices that are somewhat lighter, with original mint bloom evident in the protected areas. The shading of this well-detailed example is even with no obtrusive spots or stains. The CAC population is 35 coins across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015) with CAC approval. Last sold November 2020 as part of the GFRC Online Auctions early E-Bid sales.
Barber 25C 1896 Barber 25C 1896
AU55
PCGS
14955836

Choice $340 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Metallic light blue and gold coloring are especially attractive on this 1896 Philadelphia struck Barber quarter. Strike is hammered including minute details for the lower right facing claws and grasped arrows. Satiny luster and cartwheels are pleasing during bright light inspection. Conservatively graded with just light rub on Liberty's cheek. A near-gem specimen that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005 -2011) holder with fresh CAC approval. Definitely not your typical white frosty Barber quarter and worth a small premium for overall eye appeal and CAC approval. Previously sold by GFRC during October 2019.
Barber 25C 1896O Barber 25C 1896-O
EF45
PCGS
20508348

Choice $950 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Medium silver and gray surfaces reveal crusty bits on both sides, within the stars and legend. The portrait of Liberty and the adjacent fields exhibit hints of rose patina while the reverse bears a light wash of smoky color. The 1896-O issue is a better date, overlooked in comparison to the 1896-S, but still with a pricing profile significantly elevated above the Philadelphia issue of this year. CAC has graded 49 coins total, with 12 pieces in AU and nine examples at the Mint State level. The CAC price guide value is $936. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1897S Barber 25C 1897-S
EF45
PCGS
25517644

Choice $1250 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The 1897-S is a better date among San Francisco Barber quarters, with a mintage just over half a million pieces. While not enjoying the status of the “big three” San Francisco quarters, the price profile of the 1897-S rises significantly above the type-coin level. This is a pleasing example, with a silver-gray portrait surrounded by colorful toning in the fields and stars. The reverse is more lightly toned with a base of rose-gray patina highlighted by aqua color in the legend. CAC has certified 51 pieces in all grades, with two coins in AU and 14 examples at the Mint State level. The CAC price guide value is $1,150 in EF45. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1898O Barber 25C 1898-O
VF25
PCGS
45610206

Choice $300 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. This affordable New Orleans piece exhibits coin-grey surfaces with crusty outlines of the design devices. High points are lighter, and the contrast between the central figures and fields is pleasing. One need not be a millionaire to be a numismatic connoisseur – within any grade level there are exceptional examples, and then there is everything else. This piece clearly qualifies as the former. The CAC census notes 46 coins in all grades and assigns a value of $218 in VF25. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1898S Barber 25C 1898-S
AU53
PCGS
18585123

Choice $725 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The CAC populations for certain issues in the Barber quarter series are not yet fully appreciated, and, in this case, CAC has graded only 23 coins in all grades. While the coin market has fully embraced the concept of absolute rarity, it has not yet completely understood that many issues are scarce when located with original surfaces. Once this piece is acquired, finding another CAC-approved example for sale will not be a trivial exercise. This coin reveals uniform silver-gray surfaces with a light mist of coffee patina atop the obverse, while residual luster is easily evident in the protected areas. The CAC price guide value is $608 in AU53. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1900S Barber 25C 1900-S
AU50
PCGS
80492399

Choice $340 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. A top shelf 1900 San Francisco struck Barber quarter that is sure to please the winning bidder. Steely fields retain considerable radiance and cartwheels during bright light inspection. Overall toning is light gray with golden highlights. Strike is fully executed with minimal wear at the assigned grade. A premium example that easily warranted CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with that much sought after CAC green bean. Total CAC population is a lowly 39 pieces as a much better date. Previously sold by GFRC as part of the Iowa Collection during May 2018 and again during September 2020.
Barber 25C 1901 Barber 25C 1901
MS62
PCGS
33130322

Choice $425 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Smoky gray patina fills both sides, with heavier splashes of color evident in the stars and legend. The medium skin is unquestionably original, as hairline-free fields reveal antique surfaces imparted only by the hands of time. This is not a rare date, making high-grade examples more affordable, with a CAC-assigned value of $406. CAC has approved only 46 pieces in all grades, with 29 coins finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1902O Barber 25C 1902-O
AU53
PCGS
16121271

Choice $350 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Thick steel and rose patina blankets both sides, with bits of faded slate color scattered across obverse and reverse surfaces. The originality factor is strong, and the skin is clearly undisturbed. A few of the obverse stars are soft. CAC notes 48 coins across all grades, with 20 examples at the Mint State level. The CAC price guide value in AU53 is an affordable $351. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1903O Barber 25C 1903-O
MS63
PCGS
83614389

Choice $1200 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Frosty silver devices contrast with richly toned fields, as the untoned central figures rise above a base of tan and chocolate patina. The star centers are well defined, and the eagle feathers reveal strong detail. CAC notes 42 pieces total, with 13 coins finder. The CAC guide value is $1,190. The Barber quarter series numbers 74 pieces total, not an insignificant commitment, but one might also consider collecting a limited portion of the set, such as the 18 New Orleans pieces, which were struck each year from 1892 until 1909. In either case, the current offering of Island Lake Barber quarters presents an excellent opportunity to begin such a collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1904O Barber 25C 1904-O
AU55
PCGS
12996069

Choice $850 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Light gold, rose, and blue shades create an antique finish on this original 1904-O quarter, while the stars and legends exhibit a touch of crust. This is one of the scarcer New Orleans issues in the Barber quarter series, and often comes with some striking weakness, as is seen here with a couple flat stars. A few light, horizontal lines are seen in the portrait, but the luster and toning are attractive, and the eye appeal is strong. CAC has certified five AU58s and just 17 coins in all Mint State grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Previously sold by GFRC as part of the Labelman87 Sale held during September 2019.
Barber 25C 1905O Barber 25C 1905-O
MS64
PCGS
44357303

Gem $3000 New November 19! Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Gold and russet centers lead toward well-defined bands of blue-green patina at the rims, and the eye appeal is exceptional. A few of the obverse high points are marked by silver color while the reverse is more evenly toned overall. Concentric rings of color are perhaps the most favored scheme among toning enthusiasts, and the aesthetic charm is immediately apparent. Note, a few horizontal lines on the cheek are on the coin, not on the holder. The CAC census notes 43 coins total, with five pieces at MS64 and 12 coins finer. The CAC price guide value is $3,000 and GFRC expects significant buyer interest at this level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1906O Barber 25C 1906-O
MS64
PCGS
28477997

Choice HOLD
$1150
New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Rich toning is the hallmark of this 1906-O Barber quarter, with swirling deep blue and gray hues on the obverse, while the reverse hosts lighter shades of maroon and blue-green. Ticks are almost nowhere to be seen and the near-gem luster penetrates even the thick skin. CAC approval attests to the overall eye appeal, which will be especially appreciated by lovers of toned coins. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder. Previously from the Labelman87 Collection and sold March 2021 by GFRC.
Barber 25C 1908S Barber 25C 1908-S
AU58
PCGS
84704601

Choice $1250 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The 1908-S is a better issue within the Barber quarter series, with less than a million pieces struck. Even low-grade examples are priced at levels significantly above type-coin status, and the pricing widens as grade increases. This example exhibits silver central devices set atop rich ebony and tan fields. Toning migrates to the rim on the obverse while the reverse patination is scattered throughout. The CAC population is 50 coins total, with 23 of these at the Mint State level. The CAC guide value is $1,190. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1911 Barber 25C 1911
MS64
PCGS
21782955

Choice $500 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Frosty silver surfaces admit a fine mist of slate patina, particularly on the reverse. Ample flash quickly activates under a light, consistent with the assigned grade. The stars are fully struck with defined centers, typical for this series, which in general exhibits strikes superior to Liberty Seated coinage, no surprise as coining technology advanced considerably since the 1830s. The CAC census includes 66 coins overall, with 14 pieces at MS64 and 24 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $455. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1911D Barber 25C 1911-D
AU50
PCGS OGH
4222957

Choice HOLD
$800
New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The 1911-D is a better date in the Barber quarter series, with less than a million pieces struck, and represents the lowest mintage total among the ten Denver issues within this 25-year series. This example reveals copper and gray patina throughout, with lighter colors covering the central devices. Deeper shades huddle in the protected areas, with charcoal bits evident in the stars and legend. The eye appeal is pleasing, and combined with the low CAC population, this coin offers considerable foundational value. CAC notes 26 pieces in all grades combined, with ten coins finer. The CAC guide value is $819. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1911S Barber 25C 1911-S
AU58
PCGS
38189050

Choice $650 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The 1911 San Francisco date sports a mintage of slightly under one million pieces. In recognition of the heavy circulation of small denomination coinage during the Great Depression, few survived choice. PCGS has only certified 19 examples at the AU58 grade level while the CAC approved total is a scant four pieces. That is s a miniscule fraction of the mintage. This specimen is 100% original with speckled olive-gold patina on the obverse and creamy light gold on the reverse. Reverse luster is particularly strong with vibrant cartwheels. Strike is complete with entirely unabraded surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Ex. Twin Lakes Collection and previously sold by GFRC during March 2020.
Barber 25C 1913 Barber 25C 1913
AU55
PCGS Rattler
7164049

Choice HOLD
$800
New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The year 1913 brought the lowest Barber quarter mintage among all Philadelphia issues for the Barber quarter series, a situation echoed with the half dollars where the 1913 is a semi-key emission. This CAC-approved example exhibits light golden toning on both sides with hints of rose here and there. A few ticks are present, most notably in the right obverse field near stars 7 and 8. CAC certification is elusive for this issue with just 9 pieces in AU58 and 25 Mint State coins so recognized. Housed in a PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1913D Barber 25C 1913-D
AU53
PCGS
42179941

Choice $250 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Even, light gold and rose patina covers both sides of this late-date Barber quarter. Original Mint bloom resides in the protected areas, most notably around the obverse stars. This is a nicely balanced piece with near-complete detail, attractive color, and a good degree of remaining luster. CAC notes 36 coins total, with 31 examples finer, and assigns a value of $242 in AU53. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval. The label captures the Joseph J. Haney Collection pedigree.
Barber 25C 1913S Barber 25C 1913-S
VG10
PCGS
22113967

Choice $3750 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The 1896, 1901, and 1913 San Francisco issues are well-known as the keys to the Barber quarter set, with the 1913-S placed firmly in the middle of the group in terms of rarity. The present coin is near-perfect for the grade, with smooth surfaces and even color. High points exhibit coin-grey patina while the fields and recessed points reveal deeper slate shades. The figure of Liberty is neatly outlined, and the overall eye appeal is strong for a VG example. CAC has approved 269 pieces total, of which 194 examples are at VG8 or less. For the most part, Barber quarters were either quickly saved or quickly spent, with the result that CAC has not certified even a single piece in the EF or AU range. The CAC price guide value is $3,980 in VG10 and advances to $6,000 in F12. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1914 Barber 25C 1914
MS64
PCGS
40386639

Choice $550 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Gold and gray patina intermixes on the obverse, while the reverse is more heavily shaded in auburn and chestnut shades throughout. The convincing in-hand flash easily merits the GFRC near-Gem rating, and a sharp strike brings up detail even on the eagle claws. CAC has certified 120 coins in all grades, with 31 pieces at MS64 and 50 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $455, and the “luster per dollar” ratio is considerable. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1915 Barber 25C 1915
MS64
PCGS OGH
2194962

Gem $500 New November 19! Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Even rose-gold patina blankets the obverse, while the reverse exhibits a mist of champagne color at the rim, with heavier shades evident in the lower legend. The light toning allows the exceptional luster to quickly rotate as the coin is tilted, and the overall eye appeal is strong. CAC has certified 81 pieces in all grades, with 25 coins at MS64 and 33 examples finer. The CAC guide value in MS64 is $455, and a higher bid for this GFRC-rated Gem example would not be a surprise. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1915D Barber 25C 1915-D
MS64
PCGS
43291595

Gem $500 New November 19! Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Even gold toning covers both sides, with scattered crust evident at the rims. Hints of rose patina are apparent here and there and the aesthetic appeal is wholesome. Barber coinage offers opportunities for collectors to pursue near-Gem uncirculated examples at affordable levels, in this case a piece that is nearly as-struck for a mid-three figure price. CAC notes 97 coins in all grades, with 11 pieces in MS64 and 14 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $455. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 25C 1916-D
AU58
PCGS OGH
4834724

Gem HOLD
$300
New November 19! Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Silver-gray surfaces reveal deeper color in the fields, with tan-chestnut color evident at the lower reverse. Residual luster flows from the protected areas, including the stars on both sides. The CAC census notes 325 coins total, of which 289 examples are at the Mint State level. The CAC guide value is $257, an eminently affordable price for a near-MS example. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 50C 1832
Small Letters
AU58
PCGS
29250430
O-106
Choice $1000 New November 19! Choice Original, Fully Struck, Woodlands Collection.. Gray and mauve patina fills the obverse fields, while the high points in the curls and cheek are marked by lighter silver color. The reverse exhibits light olive shade in the fields, surrounded by ebon hue at the rim. O-106, with recutting on star 1 and a die defect at the low point of the shield. Varieties of Bust half dollars of are legion, with 23 die marriages reported for this year. The nexus for collectors is the Bust Half Nut Club, which is open to those owning at least a hundred different die marriages within the series. The CAC census includes 480 coins in all grades, with a price guide value of $960. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1852O Gold G$1 1852-O
Type 1 Indian Head
AU55
PCGS
84721557

Choice HOLD
$780
New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Honey green-gold coloration is consistent on both sides of this choice $1 gold piece. New Orleans mintage amounted to 140,000 resulting in the 1852-O being the second rarest for the branch mint. This date is moderately scarce in circulated grade with CAC approved example being difficult to locate. CAC population is 39 in all grades with 5 at the certified grade. The reserve is quite attractive for bidders as below the CAC guide of $750. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Previously sold May 2023 in a GFRC Online Auction where it realized $825.
Gold G$1 1853 Gold G$1 1853
Type 1 Indian Head
AU58
PCGS
44790102

Choice $475 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Orange-gold surfaces host scattered bits of copper patina, more so on the reverse. CAC has certified 448 coins total, with a strong majority of these pieces at the Mint State level. The CAC price guide value is $476 in AU58. This would be an ideal candidate for a gold type set, an affordable coin with significant remaining luster and original surfaces. Note, reverse marks are on the holder. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1861 Gold G$1 1861
Type 3 Indian Princess
AU55
PCGS
20977718

Choice $575 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Fiery red color fills the protected areas on both sides, throughout the figure of Liberty, the legend, and the wreath. Toned gold is scarcer than toned silver, and we expect significant collector interest for this eye appealing example that exhibits generous, deep copper patina. CAC has certified 161 coins total, with 18 pieces in AU and 142 examples in Mint State. The CAC price guide in AU55 is $589. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1880 Gold G$1 1880
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS65
PCGS
45307189

Gem $2500 New November 19! Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Frosty design elements exhibit cameo contrast with the surrounding fields, and the eye appeal of this GFRC-rated Gem example is strong. One-dollar gold pieces of this era circulated little, and surviving coins cluster at the higher grades. Production was limited to 1,600 pieces, many of which were presented as holidays gifts, a popular custom at the time. CAC has certified 108 pieces in all grades, with 10 coins in MS65 and 91 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $2,480. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1881 Gold G$1 1881
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64
PCGS
20190185

Choice $1500 New November 19! Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Production of one-dollar gold pieces fell drastically following the onset of the Civil War and never truly recovered. Annual mintages in the thousands are typical, and the Guide Book lists a long string of four-figure production levels. Even though somewhat available given higher than average survival rates, the allure of a low mintage figure remains compelling. This example exhibits frosty yellow-orange color with the lightest patina at the rims. CAC notes 122 pieces total, with 105 coins finer, and assigns a value of $1,580 in MS64. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1887 Gold G$1 1887
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
PCGS
45322083

Choice $1100 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Frosty yellow-gold surfaces reveal hints of rose patina and scattered bits of red-copper color. Most one-dollar pieces of this decade migrated quickly into collector hands, and high-grade survivors are the rule. As a result, highly lustrous and completely detailed examples, such as the present coin, are available to today’s collector at reasonable price points. CAC has certified 119 coins total, with 101 pieces finer. The CAC price guide value is $1,100 in MS63. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1888 Gold G$1 1888
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64
PCGS
25264544

Choice $1250 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Yellow-gold patina hosts copper notes within the date, wreath, and obverse rim. Generous luster, consistent with the assigned grade, activates easily under a light source. Light reverse die cracks are evident. Completion of an entire date and mintmark set of one-dollar gold pieces is out of the reach of most collectors, but a more limited run of the late-date, low mintage Philadelphia pieces might present an achievable challenge for those interested in collecting gold by date. CAC notes 171 coins total, with 99 pieces finer, and assigns a value of $1,250 in MS64. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1903 Gold G$1 1903
Early Commemoratives
MS64
PCGS OGH
6267528

Choice $750 New November 19! Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. This "McKinley" commemorative piece, issued in conjunction with the St. Louis World’s Fair, reveals orange-gold coloration with copper hints evident on the reverse. These coins were produced as collector issues, and most survivors, such as a present example, are apt to be encountered in high grades. The reverse die is shared with the Jefferson obverse that was issued at the same time. CAC notes 604 coins total, with 403 pieces in MS65 and up. The CAC price guide value is $780. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1861 Gold G$10 1861
Liberty
AU53
NGC
6058886010

Choice $2500 New November 19! Choice Original, Island Lake Collection.. Original, green-gold fields highlight this No Motto ten, graced by deeper shades at the high points on each side. Hints of orange and pink color surround protected areas, including the stars and legend. Marks are well distributed, with only a couple lines of note, extending from the bust. All in all, this is a thoroughly pleasing example for the grade level, and next owner will not be disappointed. CAC has approved 109 pieces total, with 14 coins at the Mint State level. The CAC price guide in AU53 is $2.620. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1909S Gold G$10 1909-S
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
35777051

Choice $7800 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Per David Akers, "Most of the Uncirculated examples that are known of this issue come from a single hoard discovered in the later 1870s". He continues and opines that 50 to 60 pieces were in the hoard with nearly all MS60 through MS63 level. This near-gem is indicative of the issue with its pleasing honey green-gold coloration and frosted luster that has a light granular texture. Bright light viewing is essentially undisturbed as the surfaces are minimally abraded. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "The Fairmont Collection " pedigree on label along with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1912 Gold G$10 1912
Indian
MS64
PCGS
06679690

Choice $4600 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Orange-gold luster booms from the surfaces of this ten-dollar piece, decorated by scattered bits of reddish-copper color. Fields are smooth and only a few lines in the eagle limit the technical grade. CAC has graded 188 pieces total, with only 18 coins finer. Ten-dollar Indians are always in demand, and this coin is not only an aesthetically pleasing example, but one that is surprisingly advanced in the census. The CAC price guide value is $4,750 in MS64. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1913 Gold G$10 1913
Indian
MS64
PCGS
14973660

Choice $4200 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Deep yellow-orange color blankets both side of this Indian ten, with additional hints of red patina evident in the central figures. This is an exceptionally pleasing design, and one can only wish that current Mint product might be competitive in this regard. CAC has graded 197 pieces overall, with 25 coins finer. The CAC guide value is $3,190 in MS64. The present sale offers several opportunities to acquire a coin in the Indian ten series, and bidders will do well to examine the various pieces offered. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1895 Gold G$2.5 1895
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
38596965

Choice $2750 New November 19! Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, Near-Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. Every coin that crosses the GFRC desk has its special characteristics. In the case of this near-gem 1895 $2.5 quarter eagle, brilliant luster and eye appeal are that of a higher grade. Obverse fields are lightly mirrored and offer reflective radiance. Reverse fields are frosted with corresponding bright light appearance. Overall luster was so intense that the standard contrast application, during GFRC image processing, was dampened to accurate capture visual effects. The assigned MS64 grade is a function of faint obverse chatter in the field and on the cheek. Frankly, the luster far outweighs any contact marks. Limited mintage of 6,000. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1908 Gold G$2.5 1908
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
42227977

Gem $3650 New November 19! Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. The Indian $2.50 set is uncomplicated, consisting of 14 pieces with similar mintages, and a single issue, the 1911-D, above the rest in terms of rarity. A complete set is accessible to many collectors, and GFRC recommends purchasing several of the more common pieces first, in order to acquire an understanding of what to look for when considering the lone “stopper” in the set. The present coin exhibits even yellow-gold surfaces with only a few scattered lines in the fields. The plus designation on this example is significant, as the CAC price guide value advances from $2,620 in MS64 to $6,300 in MS65. Whether building a $2.50 Indian set or simply seeking noteworthy pieces, this is an appealing example that will easily stand above other coins at the MS64 level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1857S Gold G$20 1857-S
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
35669898

Gem $11200 New November 19! Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. The S.S. Central America recovery is the stuff of legend, perhaps best told in Gary Kinder’s book, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, an engaging narrative that completely details the challenges of this deep-sea salvage operation. This continues to be an evolving story, with the discoverer Tommy Thompson currently in prison on contempt charges, as he refuses to divulge the whereabouts of certain parts of this fabled treasure. Among the thousands of pieces recovered is this exceptionally flashy 1857-S double eagle, which exhibits only scattered ticks and near-full Mint bloom throughout. Sharply struck with defined star centers and defined curls throughout. CAC has certified 729 pieces total, with 301 coins at MS65 or finer. Housed in special PCGS S.S. Central America holder and "Ship of Gold" packaging with CAC approval. The holder also contains a circular holder with "One Pinch" of tiny gold nuggets from the S.S. Central America.
Gold G$3 1854 Gold G$3 1854
Princess
MS62
PCGS
31908814

Choice $4300 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Rich orange color blankets the obverse of this first year of issue three, while the reverse exhibits deeper gray patina, with bits of copper shade above the wreath. Fields are smooth for the grade, with surfaces less marky than one might expect for the assigned grade. Production throughout this series was minimal, and even in this year the Mint produced less than 140,000 pieces. CAC notes 352 pieces in all grades, with 63 coins finer. The CAC price guide is $4,380. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1847 Gold G$5 1847
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
46569787

Choice $1590 New November 19! Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection.. Green-gold fields lead toward the lustrous stars and legend, while the protected areas reveal light crust. This is an unquestionably original example, with medium skin and hairline-free surfaces. Few numismatists have the wherewithal to build complete date and mintmark sets of Liberty fives, making examples such as this more accessible to type coin collectors. CAC notes 124 coins in all grades, with 34 examples in Mint State. The CAC guide value is $1,530 in AU58. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1912 Gold G$5 1912
Indian
MS64
PCGS
25542746

Choice $3750 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. This MS64 example lies surprisingly close to the condition census, with only 11 coins reported finer by CAC, all at the MS65 level. Lustrous, orange-gold color exhibits hints of copper patina throughout. A few ticks above the motto are consistent with the assigned grade. CAC has approved 394 examples total, with 88 coins at the MS64 level. The CAC guide value is $4,200 in MS64 and advances to $14,400 in MS65. This example represents an optimal collector grade, separated from finest known by only a point, but at less than one-third of the cost. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Liberty V 5C 1882 Liberty V 5C 1882
PR67
PCGS
42021921

Gem $1500 New November 19! Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. Generous frost graces the leaves and shield frame, set apart against jet black fields. Design elements are sharply impressed, with the stars seemingly popping out of the planchet. A light wash of russet patina covers both sides, more so across the shield, and the overall eye appeal is strong. CAC notes 150 pieces total, with sixteen coins at PR67 and no pieces finer. The CAC guide value is $1,470, an attractive value for a finest-known example. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Peace $1 1928 Peace $1 1928
AU58
PCGS
13679299

Choice $550 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. The 1928 Peace dollar enjoys the lowest mintage in the series and is highly prized even in the low circulated grades. This example reveals a silver-gray base, complemented by a light wash of champagne color on both sides. Original frost peeks from the protected areas, while portions of the lower reverse are softly impressed, typical for Peace dollars. The CAC price guide value is $585. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Peace $1 1934S Peace $1 1934-S
AU58
PCGS
13828821

Choice HOLD
$1850
New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. This is a much better date within the Peace dollar series, especially when approaching Mint State condition. Certain issues, typically from the branch Mints, simply were not saved in quantity at the time of issue, and high-grade survivors are strictly a matter of chance. While penny boards were quite popular during the Depression, few could collect silver dollars in the same way. A dusting of tannish color covers both sides of this example, with deeper shades evident at the eagle’s feet. The CAC price guide value is $1,890 in AU58, advancing sharply to $4,050 in MS60. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1859O Seated $1 1859-O
EF45
PCGS
38188290

Choice $1150 New November 19! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. This New Orleans piece exhibits a thick skin of gray and rose patina, marked by lighter color at the high points. A few scattered ticks are noted on the figure of Liberty. CAC notes 143 coins total, with 26 examples in AU and 80 pieces in Mint State. These coins circulated little, and the CAC grade distribution is top-heavy, as expected. The CAC guide value is $1,150 in EF45. Following the Coinage Act of 1853, Seated dollars contained slightly more silver than two half dollars, meaning that most pieces coined were intended for international trade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 10C 1859
MS65
NGC
1875970007
F-103
Gem $3250 New November 19! Extra 9 in Gown, Gem Original, Cleveland Collection.. The Cleveland Collection is releasing this 1859 F-103 gem Seated Dime that originated from the Fortin core set collection during November 2022. It is an excellent example of a With Stars misplaced date. The bottom loop of the extra 9 digit in the gown was evident in Kam Ahwash's Encyclopedia for 14 years until Fortin discovered its existence during 1991. This is a popular variety that is listed as #46 in the Top 100 Varieties set and also included in the Top 25 Misplaced Date set. Let's get back to the offered example. Crusty coin-gray patina covers both side of this gem along with speckled ebony-gray at the stars and legend. Strike is complete with elevated motifs, especially the reverse wreath leaves. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. Purchased by Fortin during February 2007 from Jason Carter and employed as the F-103 plate coin with The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1871 Seated 10C 1871
MS65
PCGS
2768987
F-109
Gem HOLD
$2350
New November 19! Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. A marvelous 1871 Seated dime that has been part of the Fortin core collection since February 2004. This gem remains as the F-109 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Frosted luster and fully struck devices are the highlight of the gem original example. A die defect is located at Liberty's neckline. This defect is the primary diagnostic for the F-109 obverse since the date position is similar to several other obverse dies. CAC population for the date is surprisingly low at 21 pieces of which 12 are in MInt State. CAC at approved two at the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 10C 1886
PR64CAM
PCGS
3758747
F-103
Choice HOLD
$875
New November 19! Near-Gem Proof, Cameo Designation. . The mintage for the 1886 proof Seated dime date is quite easy to remember at 886 pieces. How clever huh? Seriously, this former Gerry Fortin reference collection dime was purchased at the 2004 August ANA show and subsequently CAC approved. This is a near-gem example with sharp reflective mirrors and light gold toning. Fields are hairline free which is the basis for the green bean sticker. This lot remains as the 1886 F-103 proof strike plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 10C 1887
MS65
PCGS
21644249
Unlisted
Gem $895 New November 19! Gem Original.. Pleasing pastel patina fills both sides of this late date Philadelphia example, with russet shade at the rims leading toward gold and aqua hue in the fields. This is a high-mintage year, and varieties are legion, with 17 reported in the Fortin online reference. This unlisted piece exhibits reverse die cracks that will serve as an aid to additional study. The head is a touch soft, but the controlling factor here is the attractive color and overall eye appeal. CAC has graded 113 pieces total, with 34 coins at the MS65 level and 28 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $749. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. The holder is quite old with some plastic haze on the lower reverse that is impacting the viewing of the device details.
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 10C 1890-S
VG10
PCGS
29200366
F-112
Choice $400 New November 19! Obverse Die Gouge, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Original, Cleveland Collection.. One of the more difficult Liberty Seated dime die varieties to locate is the F-112 with a bold die gouge directly about the shield. An occasional example will appear every few years but many have problems. The Cleveland Collection, a die variety specialist, is releasing this worn but strictly original example back into the marketplace. Surfaces are toned a natural coin gray and extremely well preserved given the time in circulation. The web-book R7 rarity rating is for examples grading at least VF20 but should exemplify the challenge with locating this variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 25C 1842-O
Small Date
VG08
PCGS
26775134
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1650 New November 19! Small Date, Choice Original, Cleveland Collection.. The growing popularity of the 1842-O Small Date quarter can be directly tied to its inclusion in the Top 25 Variety set as published by Greg Johnson in the LSSC's Gobrecht Journal. That set was added to www.seateddimevarieties.com for simplistic referencing including a pricing guide. The Cleveland duplicate is fully choice with natural olive-gray patina. This is a premium example with honest wear and moderate circulated cameo eye appeal. CAC total population is 34 approved. An excellent entry point for this four figure die variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder.
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 25C 1861
MS64
NGC
365653004
II/II
Choice $1250 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Quito Collection.. Original silver patina hosts virtually untoned surfaces, with the near complete Mint frost intact. Type II/II, with shield verticals above E and a convex eagle eye. Nicely struck, with distinct star points and most of the claw joints cleanly defined. An old line extending from the left wing is noted. CAC reports 119 pieces in all grades, with 18 pieces finer. The CAC guide value is $1,280 in MS64. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1877 Seated 25C 1877
MS66
PCGS
43502582

Gem $3250 New November 19! Gem Original, Quito Collection.. A bold crescent of electric blue and violet patina fills the right stars, sharply contrasting with the silver color to the left. The ice-white eagle is highly frosted, approaching a Cameo designation were this a proof example. The strike is sharp throughout and delivers full detail, not a trivial matter as quarters from the 1870s exhibit lower relief overall than earlier coins in the series. The CAC census notes 99 coins total, with 28 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $2,750 in MS66. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
S/Horizontal S
MS63
PCGS
25591429
Briggs 4-D
Choice $2500 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Quito Collection.. The 1877-S/S is a popular variety within the quarter series, listed in the Guide Book and readily attributable with the naked eye. Per the PCGS census, about one of every seven examples of the 1877-S exhibits the doubly punched mintmark. This is an untoned piece, with substantial frost remaining in the central devices. Steel color marks high points, while the reverse hosts bits of navy patina in the protected areas to the southeast. CAC notes 20 coins total, with two pieces at MS64 and a single example at MS66. The CAC price guide value is $1,950 in MS63. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 25C 1877-S
S/Horizontal S
AU50
PCGS
45002061
Briggs 4-D
Choice HOLD
$725
New November 19! S/Horizontral S, Choice Original.. Pleasing antique skin covers this highly original example, exhibiting tan, gold, and slate patina. Original Mint bloom remains in the protected areas, most notably around the obverse stars. Telltale stray detail is plainly evident to either side of the large mintmark, revealing the horizontal S initially punched beneath the eagle. This is a widely recognized variety and is listed in virtually all price guides, in addition to the major grading services. CAC has certified 20 examples, with six coins in AU and ten pieces in Mint State. The CAC guide value in AU50 is $702. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 25C 1880
MS67
PCGS
25281856
Briggs 1-A
Gem $8000 New November 19! Gem Original, Quito Collection.. This wonder coin is a lustrous headlight, with ice-white surfaces framed by deep maroon patina at the rims. Frost drips from the central devices, extending even to the scroll and stars. The strike is fully impressed and brings up even the normally pesky claw joints. Briggs 1-A, the business strike dies, with a die lump on the left of 0 in the date. CAC notes 56 pieces across all grades, with eleven coins tied for finest known at MS67. The CAC price guide value is $7,880 in MS67. This is not an inexpensive coin, but given the combination of low mintage, lofty technical grade, and exceptional eye appeal, the value becomes undeniable. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1889 Seated 25C 1889
VF35
NGC
6062396004
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$500
New November 19! Choice Original, Iowa Collection.. Gray color underlays faint maroon shades on the obverse, while the reverse reveals russet hue to either side of the eagle. The protected areas of the stars and arrows attract light crust, precisely where one would expect to find it on an original piece. This year represents the last emission of the low mintage, 1879-1889 run, with only 12,000 pieces struck. This run is particularly challenging in lower grades, as CAC has graded 58 coins total, but notes only 13 pieces below EF40. The CAC guide value is $468 in VF35. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The special label captures the John McCloskey Collection pedigree.
Seated 50C 1859O Seated 50C 1859-O
AU58
PCGS
43265543

Choice HOLD
$1050
New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Twin Lakes Collection.. The Twin Lakes consignor, king of the PCGS AU58 CAC kingdom, graces his loyal subjects with this Halloween-themed New Orleans piece. Burnt orange and fire-engine red fills the rims, leading to rich autumn and tan colors in the fields. A quick flip reveals original luster, most apparent in the protected areas. This is a nicely struck piece, with exceptional definition in the eagle claws. The CAC census notes 66 coins total, with 15 pieces in Mint State, and assigns a value of $686 in AU58. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1860S Seated 50C 1860-S
AU50
PCGS
30451109
WB-1
Choice $1325 New November 19! Near-Gem Original.. Silver-gray color fills both sides of this early San Francisco half, with original Mint bloom evident in the protected areas around the stars and legend. Dusty charcoal patina resides at the peripheries, a touch more so on the reverse. WB-1, with a low date and tiny die lump at the top of 1. The CAC population is 22 coins in all grades and the CAC price guide value is $624 in AU50, an exceptional value given the scarcity of this coin in original preservation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1874 Seated 50C 1874
With Arrows
MS64
PCGS
10649385

Gem HOLD
$3500
New November 19! Gem Original, Newtown Collection.. A medium skin of russet and tan shade covers both sides of this With Arrows example, with the center of the eagle retaining its original silver color. Frosty luster is readily apparent, and the overall eye appeal is strong. A healthy strike cleanly separates nearly all of the claw joints, and the head is sharp. The CAC census notes 66 pieces in all grades, with nine coins at MS64 and eight pieces finer. The CAC guide value is $3,900 in MS64. This two-year With Arrows design is avidly pursued by type collectors, increasing the pricing pressure across all grades. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 50C 1875-S
MS66
PCGS
25600278
Unlisted
Gem $6500 New November 19! Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. Even coffee patina covers the obverse center of this high-grade San Francisco piece, with original silver color remaining in the protected areas. The reverse reveals intermixed steel, tan, and deep maroon color throughout. A few stars are softly impressed. Despite a mintage of 3.2 million examples, CAC notes 60 coins total, a remarkably low total. The CAC census includes ten pieces in MS66 and just two examples finer, both in MS67. The CAC price guide value is $6,000. With a price jump to $21,600 in MS67, this is the finest example one can hope to acquire in the mid-four figure range. Ex. Eric P. Newman (Heritage Auctions, November 16, 2013, lot 33741, there certified NGC MS66, realized $11,750), previously from the Colonel E. H. R. Green collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval. The "Colonel" Green-Newman pedigree is listed on the label.
Seated 50C 1877 Seated 50C 1877
MS66+
PCGS
82248342

Gem $8500 New November 19! Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. Booming, frosty luster flows from the glass-smooth surfaces of this GFRC-rated Gem example. Centers are untoned and lead toward russet patina that intensifies at the rims. This is the preferred “look” of many collectors, as the brilliant silver color in the central devices contrasts with evolving shades in the fields. The toning scheme on both sides is virtually identical, a characteristic associated with originally preserved pieces. Star centers are well defined, while most of the claws exhibit separation if faintly so. The CAC census includes 75 pieces total, with only three coins finer, all in MS67. PCGS counts but four pieces at the MS67 level, reinforcing the rarity of this issue in the highest grades. The CAC price guide value is $7,500, while PCGS quotes $8,000. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1887 Seated 50C 1887
MS66
PCGS
25798403

Gem $5500 New November 19! Gem Original, Newtown Collection.. Maroon and rose patina fill the fields of this late-date Philadelphia half, while blue and charcoal shades flood the rims and protected areas. Design elements all rise above the toning, and the contrast is pleasing. The flash is exceptional, consistent with the technical grade, and showcases the thick color. Indeed, this piece must be seen in-hand to be fully appreciated. Stars to the right are softly impressed, while claw joints exhibit minimal separation. CAC has approved 30 pieces in all grades, with six coins in MS66 and five examples finer, all in MS67. The CAC price guide value in MS66 is $6,000. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1863S Seated 5C 1863-S
MS64
NGC
5751080002
V-1
Choice $2250 New November 19! Near-Gem Original, Lakeland Collection.. The first half dime issued at the San Francisco Mint; the 1863-S is a scarce issue with a mintage of exactly 100,000 pieces. Remarkably, the CAC population is half that of the 1863 Philadelphia half dime, even though far fewer pieces (18,000) were struck in Philadelphia. Collectors on the east coast were more active at the time, and San Francisco pieces simply were not saved. This creates an anomaly only recently observed with the advent of the CAC population report. This piece reveals bits of maroon color, especially in the protected areas, with deeper patina evident on the high points of the wreath. V-1, the only variety for this issue. A strong strike brings up virtually complete detail on the wheat stalks. CAC has graded 24 pieces total, with three coins in MS64 and eight examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $2,250. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
3Cent Silver 3C 1873 3Cent Silver 3C 1873
PR64
CACG
892487640

Gem $2950 New November 18! Superb Eye Appeal, Brilliant Reflectance, Undisturbed Mirrors, Conservative Grading. Welcome to the world of CACG conservative grading as illustrated by this GFRC-Gem rated 1873 PF64 3 cent silver. There is no question about the superb eye appeal as brilliant reflective radiance is intense as it is spectacular. Obverse mirrors are a bit "watery" with waves of center rose and surrounding blues. Peripheral reverse toning is a darker blue and copper gold that transitions to rose and yellow gold under a bright light. This piece is hairline free with a touch of micro chatter on the upper obverse that corresponds to the certified grade. However, the eye appeal is that of at least one higher grade. The is the first proof 3 cent silver to be holdered by CACG. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 5C 1829
MS64
PCGS
25216401
LM-1
Gem HOLD
$1985
New November 18! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Steely-Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, CAC Approved. Selling gem early type can be challenging, at times, due to the limitations of GFRC photography. Case in point is this exceptional 1829 LM-1 half dime. Uniform steely-frosted luster is evenly distributed across both sides. Under a bright light, this little gem proves a nice glow and vibrant cartwheels. Toning is mostly yellow-gold with intermixed aquamarine. Edge strike is 100% complete while there is a touch of softness at the centers. CAC has stickered 19 at the offered grade with a CDN guide price of $1620 and doubling to $3450 at the next grade. Ideal for type of inclusive in an advanced Capped Bust set. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 5C 1832
AU55
CACG
648741562
LM-3
Gem HOLD
$560
New November 18! Gem Quality, Frosted Luster, Spectacular Reverse Toning, CACG Holder. The startup CAC Grading standards are quite strict resulting in many Whitman Baltimore new purchases securing GFRC-Gem quality ratings. This 1832 LM-3 is yet another example of old time conservative grading. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is all that needs to be said. Please take a good look at the surfaces and reverse toning to appreciate how nice this little half dime is. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Early Copper Shilling 1652 Early Copper SHILLING 1652
Pine Tree, Small Planchet
VF25 PCGS
47348138

Choice $4400 New November 18! Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling, Light Gray Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Smooth Surfaces. In 1652, John Hull began striking silver coins bearing the image of oak, willow and pine trees on the obverse and the date and denomination on the reverse. The Osprey Collection has been able to source this Massachusetts pine tree shilling from across the Atlantic along with fresh PCGS label. A well preserved specimen with contrasting light and moderate gray presentation that reminds me of the circulated cameo appearance on early silver type. This piece is being offered without a Noe attribution and you are welcomed to take a shot at the variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Seated 10C 1864S Seated 10C 1864-S
VF35
CACG
163455730
F-101
Choice $845 New November 18! Choice Preservation, Crusty Gray, So Pleasing!. This 1864-S Seated dime is yet another CACG acquisition from the Whitman show and earns a Choice quality rating. Folks, they don't come much nicer than this piece at the certified grade. The key is strictly original surfaces that are protected by a uniform gray skin. This is an evenly worn example with essentially unabraded surfaces. An opportunty to add a rock solid San Francisco Civil War date to a collection. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Seated 10C 1877 Seated 10C 1877
Type 2 Reverse
PR66
PCGS
29851939
F-101
Gem HOLD
$1950
New November 18! Exceptional Proof Example, Sharp Brilliant Radiance, Bold Wire Rims. 1877 Seated dime proof strikes were accumulated with the Type 2 reverse hub design. This exceptional example is guaranteed to thrill the new owner. Purchased at the 2023 Winter Baltimore show due to its huge reflectance, hammered strike, and pristine mirrors. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Immediately sold upon being showcased in the Daily Blog.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 25C 1839
No Drapery
MS62 NGC
3813949003
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2750 New November 18! Open Claws, Partially Mirrored Obverse, Brilliant Radiance. Stocking quality for No Drapery Liberty Seated quarters has proven to be an ongoing challenges as so few reach the market place. This newly acquired 1839 example is quite eye catching with a lightly mirrored obverse and frosted reverse. During bright light review, undisturbed luster originates from both side. The certified grade could have been influenced by a faint diagonal rollier line that can be seen on the obverse image. Strike is so typical of the No Drapery era with weakness at the top of Liberty's head and those in the right field. Both in-hand and bright light eye appeal are quite pleasing and immediately compelled me to add to inventory. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Shield 5C 1883/2 Shield 5C 1883/2
MS63
PCGS OGH
1556783

Choice $3300 New November 18! Bold 1883/2 Overdate, Heavily Cracked Obverse, Light Orange-Gold, Sparkling Luster. The Osprey Collection is adventurous fellow adding this 1883/2 overdate Shield nickel to inventory at the 2023 Winter Baltimore show. The story line is that a handful of leftover 1882 obverse dies were repunched with the 1883 date resulting in a host of earlier 2 digits being visible with respect to the final 3 punch. This die see a full impression of the 2 digit to the left of the 3 digit. Light copper orange-gold toning and steely luster are the highlights of this long ago graded example. Bright light viewing exposes moderate cartwheels. Heavy die crack are noted throughout the obverse with a bold arcing crack over the date and a tiny cud on top of the 3 digit. A notable example of this classic die variety with 8 approved at the certified grade. Housed in PCGS 3.0 (1992) old green holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1910 Gold G$2.5 1910
Indian
MS63
NGC
2028521004

Choice $1750 New November 16! Rich Honey-Gold Presentation, Light Satiny Luster, Hammered Strike. Yet another 2023 Manchester NH show purchase arrives to the price list. This 1910 Indian $2.5 is notable for its hammered strike and deeper honey-gold coloration. A careful examination of the images will reveal nicely raised bonnet devices and deeply impressed eagle feathers on the lower reverse. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with luster being the critical parameter that is driving the certified grade. A lovely piece of early 20th century gold. Housed in NGC Gen 7.0 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893S Gold G$5 1893-S
Liberty
MS64
NGC
6520096002

Choice $2350 New November 16! Scarce Grade, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Light Honey-Gold, Near-Gem. 1893 San Francisco struck $5 gold was limited to only 224,000 pieces with the date presently scarce in the offered grade and becoming rare in full gem. Brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels are readily evident and thoroughly pleasing. This is a minimally abraded example with a single bag mark on the jaw and minor field chatter in the lower right field. PCGS accurately graded this piece and CAC approved. Total CAC population currently stands at 62:1 with nearly all evenly split between the MS63 and MS64 grade along with two finer. The CDN price guide jumps from $2,250 in MS64 to $18,000 in MS65. Our asking price is more than fair and is firm. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan $1 1885-O
MS66+
PCGS
25246534

Gem $625 New November 16! Superior Eye Appeal, Pristine Surfaces, Accurately Graded, CAC Approval.. A wonderful 1885-O Morgan that presents pristine fields during bright light assessment. Steely-frosted fields offer undisturbed viewing enjoyment under your favorite light source. Light golden hues add the right amount of charm to the clean surfaces. A careful 10x check was done to understand the (+) grade and not full MS67. The result was the presence of two faint luster breaks on the check that become visible when whirling this piece under a light. That is it... A beautiful survivor that warrants considerable. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 10C 1890
MS64 PCGS
41683939
Unlisted
Choice $445 New November 16! Frosty Luster, Golden Peripheries, Heavy Die Cracks, Unlisted. An attractive 1890 dime that I've been unable to match either of the two web-book listings with a Denticle Ruler measurement of DR 0L. Both obverse and reverse are heavily cracked. Mint bloom is continuous on both sides resulting is brilliant frosted luster under a light source. The peripheral gold adds considerable charm. Die clashing is evident on both sides and especially well defined on the reverse. Surfaces are pristine. I have no idea if this piece has been to CAC for review but it should.... Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917 Standing Liberty 25C 1917
Type 1
MS64+FH
NGC
6845805013

Gem $975 New November 16! Satiny Gem, Light Pewter-Gold, Picturesque Strike, CAC Approval. A marvelous gem 1917 Type 1 quarter with both Full Head and (+) certification along with CAC approval. Adding this piece to inventory was a no-brainer given the picturesque presentation of Hermon MacNeil's lady Liberty. Gleaning satiny luster radiates from "pebbled" surfaces while the cartwheels are bold and vibrant. Let's issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation and see how long this one lacks on the price list. A fine selection for a type set. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval
Franklin 50C 1958D Franklin 50C 1958-D
MS66
NGC
2028019092

Gem $150 New November 13! Rainbow Toned Obverse, Gem Original, Bart Chapman Collection.. Bart's passion for beautifully toned silver coinage also extended into the 20th century. This Franklin half perfectly fits into his collection due to the natural rose-gold toning that transitions to greens and gold at the upper obverse. Luster is frosted brilliant which further enhanced the bright light viewing experience. This is a lot of coin at a reasonable opening reserve. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Image Available Soon Capped Bust 50C 1831
EF40
NGC
190036005

HOLD
$285
New November 8! Crusty Gray, Under Graded, Full EF45+, CAC Approved. Housed in NGC Gen 4 (1990-1992) no line Fatty holder with brown label and CAC approval. Bought and sold at 2023 Winter Baltimore show without change for images.
Seated 50C 1872 Seated 50C 1872
AU53
PCGS
27149407

Gem HOLD
$635
New November 8! Gem Original, ex. Saw Mill Run and Cumberland County Collections. Medium skin exhibits tan and gray patina, while crusty bits are scattered about the obverse. The stars reveal blue and rose color as the coin is tilted under a light. Residual luster is ample for the grade, and the overall eye appeal is wholesome. WB-6, with the date punched noticeably to the right. CAC notes 28 pieces in all grades, with a price guide value of $390. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1882-O/S Morgan $1 1882-O/S
Strong
MS64 PCGS
08492800
VAM-4
Choice $1600 New November 6! Top 100 VAM, Frosted White Luster, Strong Undertype, Choice Overall, Scenic Lakeview Collection. Consignor Pricing Reduction - This newly consigned 1882-O/S Morgan dollar presents an opportunity to acquire a popular over mintmark Top 100 VAM variety. Sharply struck with uniform white mint frost on both sides. Bright light review reveals active cartwheels that are consistent with the certified grade. The cheek is essentially unabraded and leads to a pleasing inspection with 10x. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with O/S and Strong designation on the label.
Gold G$2.5 1844D Gold G$2.5 1844-D
Liberty
AU55 NGC
597164014

Choice $4250 New November 5! Rare 5-I Die Variety, Honey Green-Gold, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - 1844 brought only 17,332 $2.5 strikes at the Dahlonega Mint. A single obverse was paired with two reverse dies to generate that mintage. The second die pairing (5-I) is considerably rarer than the first (5-H). This Oregon Beaver release presents an opportunity to acquire the 5-I pairing with little rarity premium. A strictly original and choice example with honey green-gold coloration and pleasing frosted luster. Undisturbed mint frost is seen at the stars and legend. As usual, the obverse strike experiences center weakness. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Gold G$2.5 1874 Gold G$2.5 1874
Liberty
MS62 PCGS
83245905

Choice $3800 New November 5! Superb Eye Appeal, Rare Philadelphia Date, Mirrored Fields, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - Mirrored fields are immediately noted when first inspecting this rare 1874 $2.5 gold piece. Mintage is a tiny 3,920 pieces with few Mint State survivors certified by PCGS. This Oregon Beaver example warrants close attention as the reflective luster is quite crisp. Coloration is honey-gold with some background greens appearing with angled lighting. Bright light eye appeal is quite pleasing. So why the MS62 grade? A 10x review locates scattered field micro lines and a few ticks. But then again, any coin with mirrored fields will amplify surfaces aberrations. Choice for the grade and a wonderful example of a low mintage rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Lincoln 1C 1931S Lincoln 1C 1931-S
MS64RB PCGS
40709749

Choice $195 New November 5! Popular Date, Brilliant Red Luster, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - One of the dates that penny roll searchers would be thrilled to locate. This 1931-S Lincoln retains much of its original red coloring along with offering brilliant luster. Fully struck with some obverse speckled gray toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 50C 1843
MS62
PCGS
12911911
WB-18
Choice $1500 New November 5! Repunched Date, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - Silver surfaces admit bluish undertones, while tan patina gathers in protected areas, most notably the reverse shield. Luster is steely and reflective, with active cartwheels. Well-struck, with stars 3-6 a touch soft as are the claw joints to the left. WB-18, with date digits punched obliquely, almost comically so. Early die state, with reverse die cracks not advanced. Despite a mintage of nearly four million pieces, CAC has certified only 54 pieces in all grades, with nine examples higher. This date is one of Bill Bugert’s favorite in the Seated half series, as the need for a large mintage, combined with suboptimal die preparation, resulted in 37 die marriages, with more possibly waiting to be discovered. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1844 Seated 50C 1844
MS62 NGC
3814815004
W-9
Choice $1050 New November 5! Repunched 884, Semi Prooflike, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - Russet skin blankets the obverse of this Mint State example, surrounded by electric blue patina at the rim. Splashes of lighter color are seen throughout the obverse, while the reverse exhibits intermingled silver and gold color with deep maroon shading at the rim. Steely luster creates a moderate cartwheel effect. The strike is sharp, with all claw joints delineated. WB-9, with repunched digits and a die line between the third and fourth set of reverse shield verticals. NGC has graded 20 pieces higher, with the highest at MS65. This is a colorful piece that will sell at an accessible price point. Housed in a new large font NGC holder.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 50C 1856-O
Doubled Date
MS64 PCGS
82121536
WB-102 WB-9
Choice $2400 New November 5! Doubled Date, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - A premium Mint State offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection with boldly repunched date. The initial date punch was entered with a pronounced upward slant, then partially effaced and correctly re-entered. The variety is not labeled on the PCGS insert. Surfaces are choice with medium golden-brown and jade-green surrounding stars and date area. A lustrous and boldly struck near Gem example with splendidly mark-free fields and devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1861 Seated 50C 1861
MS64 NGC
3609725004

Choice $2125 New November 5! Crusty Choice Original, Attractive Patina, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - Years ago, I quickly grow bored with frosty white Liberty Seated coins and learned to appreciate lightly crusty Mint State coins that were strictly original. GFRC continues that tradition with this 1861 Seated half that is toned with a crusty gray skin along with blue hues. Rose, aquamarine and golden toning rings characterize the reverse and are accentuated by brilliant background luster. Strike is deeply impressed with rounded stars and complete hair curls along with crisply defined eagle feathers and claws. A 10x check could only locate one tiny obverse blemish in the upper left field that is fully toned over. Otherwise the devices and fields are pristine. Housed In newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1875 Seated 50C 1875
MS64
PCGS
25343389

Choice $1870 New November 5! Beautifully Toned, Steely Reflective Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, CAC Aaaproval, Oregon Beaver Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - GFRC wraps up its latest Oregon Beaver presentation with a beautifully toned 1875 half that just screams originality. Peach-gold tones cover the obverse along with a thin peripheral blue arc while the reverse is golden with darker shades at the legend. Luster is a high point as steely reflectance is readily apparent under angled lighting. Vibrant cartwheels are equally pleasing. The CAC green bean is well deserve. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1932 Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS64 PCGS
25630006

Choice $1850 New November 4! Type Candidate, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration. Collectors seeking an attractive type gold $10 Indian may wish to consider this well preserved near-gem example. This is a brilliant frosted piece with swirling cartwheels and essentially unabraded surfaces. In-hand coloring is honey-gold while exposure to my office desk lamp releases light rose on the upper obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. A new client buyback with the original listing is the GFRC Sales Archive.
Gold G$20 1924 Gold G$20 1924
St Gaudens
MS64
NGC
363081014

Choice $2750 New November 4! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring. Eye appeal is always an important consideration when purchasing U.S. gold. For $20 Saints, the obverse area surrounding Liberty's head should be completely unabraded as it is the primary focal point. This is the case for this lovely 1924 NGC certified $20 lot that returns to the GFRC price list after a fresh buyback. Overall luster is best characterized as frosted with brilliance consistent with the certified grade. Honey-gold coloring is typical for the issue. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval. Previously consigned by the Osprey Collection with the sales listing in the Sales Archive.
Gold G$5 1916S Gold G$5 1916-S
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
43018026

Gem $13750 New November 4! Gem Original, Washington State Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. GFRC is pleased to be offering an exceptionally sharp San Francisco Mint Indian five that certainly ranks at the top of its class for its preservation. Delicate satiny luster is completely uninterrupted during bright light inspection. Overall coloring is intermixed greenish-gold. Mintage, for this final year of design issue, was limited to only 240,000 pieces with most high grade survivors sourced from a small 200 piece hoard. This example brings considerable value as a CAC approved MS65 is priced at 3x the level of this offering. From the Washington State Collection. Although several small hoards of Uncirculated coins entered the numismatic market from overseas sources beginning in the early to mid 1980s, the 1916-S remains elusive in grades above MS-63. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.