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. Content is continually updated based
on collector discoveries and submissions for attribution and verification.
I hope you enjoy this
online numismatic adventure!
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
Fortin Rare Coins
Nashua, NH Monthly Show - August 21, 2016 - Buying Trip
Monthly Show - August 28, 2016 - Table
Ohio State Coin Show - September 1 - 3, 2016 - Table 323
Westford, MA Monthly Show - September 25, 2016 - Table
Denver Coin Expo - October 25 - 28, 2016 - Table 210 with W. David
Perkins and Jim Poston
Whitman Baltimore Show - November 3 - 5, 2016 - Table 818 with
W. David Perkins
Shanghai, China - November 11 - 13 - Yunzhou Antique Mall Booth
with Harry Zhang
14: The Gerry Fortin Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties continue
to be added to the GFRC price lists. Demand has been strong
as most pieces have been off the market for 1-2 decades. Also
added a new 1876-S Type I Reverse variety to the Web-Book. 1876-S
Type I F-123 features a reverse die with Small Filled S
and partially hubbed M in DIME.
3: The August
E-Gobrecht is loaded and available at the LSCC
link. It is another strong issue with solid monthly columns
and an excellent article by Jim Laughlin on how the United States
Philadelphia and New Orleans mints were sourcing physical silver
for Liberty Seated coinage during the 1838 through 1850 period.
The August issue opens with an announcement of the passing of
Eugene Gardner, an LSCC Hall of Fame member. Len Augsburger
provides an Anaheim ANA preview while Greg Johnson discusses
1840s dated Liberty Seated quarters, their rarity and important
repunched dates for that era. Rich Hundertmark discusses the
new Whitman Liberty Seated coinage book and Benny Haimovitz
features an 1875-S cracked reverse double dime that was recently
sold by GFRC.
10: Summer FUN show is in the history book and loading tons
of new purchases and consignments from Grey Soldier and Osprey.
Please stay close to the 30 Day New Purchase price list for
the latest addition. GFRC will be in Baltimore
on July 13 - 14 and the primary focus will be buying. I need
your quality Seated coins!
Seated Collectors Club - 2013 Hall of Fame
Awards - Liberty Seated Dime Collection
Best Presented Sets 2006, Best
Classic Sets 2007 - 2013, Platinum
Presented Sets of 2004, Most
Informative Signature Set 2007
Weekly Website - 2009
Hall of Fame Award, December
to the definitive resource for Estes Model Rocketry Kit collectors.
Model Rocket Kit Collecting Guide
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
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.
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.
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.
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.