Liberty Seated Dimes - Die Varieties, 1837 - 1891


Liberty Seated Dime Web-Book

Foreword by Chris Pilliod

Introduction by Gerry Fortin

Table of Contents

Welcome to the web-book resource for Liberty Seated Dime varieties and Gerry Fortin Rare Coins; desirable coins for Seated and Bust collectors.

Gerry Fortin has been collecting and researching Liberty Seated Dime since 1988 and launched his Liberty Seated Dimes - Die Varieties, 1837 - 1891 web-book during 2004. The web-book expanded die variety knowledge beyond the efforts of Kamal Ahwash and Brian Greer in their respective numismatic research guides. Contained within the Fortin web-book is a wealth of new information about Liberty Seated Dime die varieties, die states and rarity coupled with a presentation format using exceptional photography.

You are free to link to web-book content for numismatic purposes, while written content, images, rarity estimates and pricing guides are copyrighted by the author and must be accurately referenced as to the source in other paper or online publications.


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What's New?

October 18: Please note the addition of R6 1806 O-110 Draped Bust half (Sold!) to the Bust Half Dollar price list along with a VF25 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar.

October 13: is now registered and forwards to this website. GFRC customers will see the marketing transition within 30 days. is also registered for eBay store activities. Replaced the 1865-S F-103 webpage plate coin with PCGS VF35 example after selling my NGC AU50 piece.

October 2: Added new 1873 No Arrows Open 3 die pairing variety to web-book. F-106 designates new Obverse 4 paired with Reverse C. Discovery is by the author.

October 1: The October E-Gobrecht issue is online at the LSCC link. This is another great issue from our editor, Bill Bugert.

September 29: Added new 1891-O cracked die variety to web-book and labeled as F-132. This dime comes from Scott Grieb and has three obverse rim cuds and a bold metal cud on the reverse coin ear. Also added Scott's 1876 Type I reverse F-122 variety with defective D(I)ME.

September 27: Added new 1889 die pair variety to web-book and labeled as F-129. The obverse has weak date punch and very open 9 digit.

September 26: Posted incremental 1849-O F-103b rotated reverse position at the New Seated Dime Discoveries link. Added new 1888-S die pair variety to web-book and labeled as F-112.

September 24: Noted proof coinage researcher John Dannreuther identifies a third 1881 proof obverse die with a potential mintage of only 50 pieces. The new 1881 proof variety is labeled as 1881 F-103 and more information can be found at the New Discoveries link!

Liberty Seated Collectors Club - 2013 Hall of Fame

PCGS/NGC Awards - Liberty Seated Dime Collection

PCGS: Best Presented Sets 2006,     Best Classic Sets 2007 - 2013,     Platinum Level 2014

NGC: Best Presented Sets of 2004,    Most Informative Signature Set 2007

Collectors Weekly Website - 2009 Hall of Fame Award,    December 2009 Interview



Welcome to the definitive resource for Estes Model Rocketry Kit collectors.

Estes Model Rocket Kit Collecting Guide

Individual kit database pages are updated and reflect eBay sales from February 2008 through June 2011. Recorded pricing observation in the database now stands at 9680 entries. All updated kit prices and totals are black colored. Due to a very busy 2011 business schedule, I had no choice but to place the Estes Kit Database on hold. I did manage to collect eBay kit pricing into the June 2011 timeframe and those prices are published. There are a number of new kit variety listings so checking the revised database could be worthwhile for serious collectors.

What's New?

May 5: Starting to update eBay pricing results in all three databases for the March-May 2013 timeframe. This update will be done by end of day May 6. My apology for not paying attention to the Estes databases for a long period of time. On average, it appears prices for original and problem free Estes kits are climbing.

February 5: Added K-45 1970 and 1971 Astron Beta, 1340 Scud B and 1367 Vindicator individual kit description pages. Added K-23 Big Bertha pictorial guide page.

January 6: Added rare K Kit group (X-Ray, Beta, Apogee II, Big Bertha, Thor Agena) with pre Damon yellow hang tags and countdown hang tags to the database and pictorial guide. I won the X-Ray and Apogee II kit and should have big higher for the Beta kit. This was a once in several year opportunity to acquire early K Kits in original condition.

The pictorial pages also provide links into kit description pages inside the database. To my knowledge, this Estes database is becoming the most comprehensive study of Estes model rocket kit packaging and artwork varieties ever assembled.




References    Acknowledgements

Copyright & Legal Disclosure

Seated Dime Web-Book Gallery
with Rarity Ratings

Gerry Fortin Rare Coins
For Sale Lists



Seated Dime Die Variety Discoveries
Updated October 2, 2014

Liberty Seated Dime Variety Analysis

Attributing Seated Dime Varieties

Basic Varieties Information

Liberty Seated Dime Top 100

Top 100 Varieties   Top 100 Pricing Guide

Liberty Seated Dime Top 25 Sets

Shattered Dies  Cud Dies

Misplaced Dates  Rotated Reverses

Liberty Seated Dime Variety Indexes

Misplaced Dates   Repunched Dates

Doubled Dies   Rotated Reverses

Liberty Seated Quarter Topics

Top 25 Varieties    Top 25 Pricing Guide

Top 25 Varieties - LSCC Survey Results

E-Gobrecht Quarter of Month - Greg Johnson

Open Registry Sets
Seated and Capped Bust Coinage

176 Sets To Date!
Updated October 4, 2014

E-Gobrecht Archives and Search Indexes

Contemporary Counterfeits
86 Seated Dime Counterfeits Online!

Seated Dime Historical Collections
Provenance and Current Ownership

PCGS Seated Dime Variety Set
Cross Reference Guide

LSCC Message Board

Great Numismatic Websites









Estes Model Rocket Kit

Model Rocket Kit Database
with eBay Pricing and
Individual Kit Descriptions
172 Kit Descriptions Online!
Updated May 5, 2013

Estes Kit Cross Reference List
Updated February 6, 2012

Estes Kit Pictorial Guide
Updated February 5, 2013

Estes Vintage Rocket Collection
Updated June 20, 2012

Estes Rocket Kits
For Sale List

Updated June 19, 2012

Non Estes Rockets

Mike Kalmar's Fleet
Updated July 6, 2012

Gerry's Fleet
New July 6, 2012