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.


Authorized Dealer, Member ANA, CAC, FUN, JRCS and LSCC


Gerry Fortin's Featured Offerings for Astute Collectors

United States Coins    World Coins


Coin Show Schedule

ANA World's Fair of Money Show - August 11 - 16, 2015 - Table 617/619 with W. David Perkins
National Battlefield Coin Show, Gettysburg, PA, September 10 - 12, 2015 - Buying Only
Denver Coin Expo October 21 - 24, 2015 - Table 210 with Jim Poston
Rochester Numismatic Association, NY, October 31 - November 1, 2015 - Liberty Seated Dime Set Exhibit
Whitman Baltimore Show - November 5 - 8, 2015 - Table TBD with David Perkins
Shanghai Yunzhou Antique Mall Show - Shanghai, China - November 13 - 15, 2015 - GFRC Booth

What's New?

July 29: The online version of the 2015 ANA show GFRC CAC Gold Seated dime display is completed. You can view these lovely 20 Gold CAC pieces here!

July 28: Retrieved the ANA display lot of 20 CAC Gold Seated dimes from the bank and starting the photography process. A special Gallery will be constructed to highlight these eye catching dimes.

July 27: Dale Miller provides a massive update to 11 sets in the Open Registry. Linking to each set is not possible but if checking Dale's Top 25 Rotated Reverse set, then we know who is the new owner of the 1865 F-102c PCGS PF64 dime.......

July 26: The Grey Soldier Seated Half Dollar set in the Open Registry sees a major restructuring from low grade Mint State goal to AU55/AU58 CAC goal and the transition is amazing. Grey Soldier has a 76% CAC rate on his submission. Also updated the 1865 F-102c webpage with images for the four known examples of the 180 degree rotated reverse. All are certified as proof strikes.

July 8: James Smith updates his Liberty Seated Dime, Business Strike set in the Open Registry.

July 5: Updated Open Registry's Liberty Seated Dimes Business Strike sets with format clean up and added the Tom Bender Collection as the top position set now that the Gene Gardner is full broken up. I understand that some of Gene's dimes migrated to the new Bender set.


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 July 3, 2015

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

193 Sets To Date!
Updated July 27, 2015

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