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
Winter FUN, Ft. Lauderdale - January 5 - 8, 2016 - Table with
W. David Perkins
Sarasota, FL Coin Show - February, 2017 - Table TBD
ANA Money Show, Orlando FL - March 9 - 11, 2017 - Table TBD
Whitman Baltimore Show - March 30 - April 2, 2017 - Table 818
with W. David Perkins
Bay State Coin Show - April 20 - 22, 2016 - Vest Pocket Dealing
Central States Show - April 26 - 29, 2016 - Table with W. David
Summer FUN, Orlando - July 9 - 11, 2016 - Table TBD
Florida Office Transition Schedule
Last Maine Shipments - December
Closed December 10 - 12. Normal
Business Resumes December 13
3: The GFRC office is migrating to Venice
Florida early this year. Maine office is closing down on December
10 and will re-open in Florida on December 13. Last day for
mailing check payments to Maine office is Monday December 5.
Payments can resume to Florida location on December 10. Please
watch the GFRC website header information for change in office
locations and mailing address.
1: The December
E-Gobrecht is loaded and available at the LSCC
link. Issue head line focuses on LSCC club member dues renewals
along with monthly columns by Craig Eberhart, Dennis Fortier,
Len Augsburger, Greg Johnson and Benny Haimovitz. The issue
closes with another superb research article from Jim Laughlin
entitled, A Tour of the San Francisco Mint, 1856 Part 2.
Black Friday price list sale
is closed and was a great success with nearly 40 coins sold
in three days. The Black Friday sale will definitely be back
23: GFRC Black Friday price list
sale starts November 24 midnight. Over 200 coins have
seen price reductions with many aggressive consignors wishing
to raise cash for the holidays. This is the perfect chance to
purchase quality coins at attractive prices. Go to either the
Daily Blog or For
Sale List links and click on the red Black Friday button
to access discounted 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.