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
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's Featured Offerings for Astute Collectors
States Coins World
Westford, MA, Dealer Ony Show
- August 27, 2015 - Buying and Selling
National Battlefield Coin Show, Gettysburg, PA, September 10 -
12, 2015 - Buying Only
Denver Coin Expo October 21 - 24, 2015 - Table 210 with Jim Poston
Numismatic Association, NY, October 31 - November 1, 2015 - Liberty
Seated Dime Set Exhibit
Whitman Baltimore Show - November 5 - 8, 2015 - Table TBD with
Shanghai Yunzhou Antique Mall Show - Shanghai, China - November
13 - 15, 2015 - GFRC Booth
6: The San Jose Collection of Carson City Seated halves and
the Burchs Creek Collection of Seated Halves are available in
Gallery. These are the latest GFRC consignments immediately
prior to the ANA show.
2: The August
E-Gobrecht issue is online at the LSCC link. The
E-Gobrecht is always informative with a host of insightful columns
and carefully researched articles.
1: John Okerson provides substantial updates for his Capped
Dime and Dime
Ultimate sets. Way to go John with digging out these varieties.
Hess makes a significant update to his 3 Cent Silver Proof
set on the Open Registry. Also Tony Alberts provides a substantial
Seated Dime varieties update in his Ultimate
25 MPD set and adds Top
25 Cud set. Tony's Ultimate is now at 83% completion which
is substantial as Tony cherrypicks most of the pieces listed.
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!
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.......
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.
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.