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Liberty Seated Dime Purchase Criteria: eye appeal, original surfaces and full strikes including a full head.Seated dimes that meet these combined attributes provide the best value for the money including being the easiest for resale when upgrading a collection. It is recommended that buyers consider these criteria when contemplating a purchase from any dealer.

Top 100 Varieties: Any Seated dime that conforms to requirements for inclusion in a Top 100 Varieties is denoted in the Variety column.

Rotated Reverses: Reverse images are best effort to capture the actual reverse rotation with respect to obverse position. If a rotated reverse is seen in the images, then this is how the dime appeared during photography and dime descriptions may not include specific comments as to the observation.

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There are 144 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on February 19, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Large Date
AU50
PCGS OGH
2672689
Choice $900 Choice Original, Old Album Rainbown Patina, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A gorgeous first year Liberty Seated dime strike that would please the most selective collector! This 1837 Large Date dime was struck from early die state dies and offers crisp device details. Old album toning is another highlight. Every color in the rainbow is seen throughout obverse and reverse with pretty overall appearance. Surfaces are blemish free also. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS old green holder. CAC approval validates what is rather intuitive. This 1837 dime offers well above average eye appeal. A top quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Large Date
AU55 PCGS
11904516
TOP #1
F-101c
Original New Price
$1200
Clashed/Cracked Obverse, Top 100 Varieties, Original Gray Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. This 1837 Large Date F-101c example definitely warrants consideration! The late die state obverse cracks are thick and crisply defined while the die clashing is bold from a hammered strike. Some F-101c examples will exhibit most of the terminal die state diagnostic but this example has every clash mark deeply impressed. Strictly original surfaces are entirely covered with a light gray patina. There are a few micro lines in the right obverse field that hold this first year Seated dime strike back from a Choice quality rating. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important Top 100 offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Large Date
MS60 raw
F-101
Market Acceptable $795 Lustrous Golden Surfaces, Bold Strike, Gerry Fortin Web-Book Plate Coin. Purchased during February 1992 at the start of my Liberty Seated dime variety research project. This is a stunning F-101a example that become the web-book plate coin. This piece is not technically original due to faint obverse hairlines in the right obverse field that can be seen while swirling the piece under bright light. Otherwise, both obverse and reverse offer lustrous golden surfaces that are quite active under any light source. Strike is crisp and there are no blemishes whatsoever. A Market Acceptable quality rating has been applied for full disclosure but many other dealers would try to market this piece as original due to the strong eye appeal. Let's go with an MS60 grade and price accordingly.
Seated 10C 1837 1837
MS62 NGC
2016069005
F-104
R3
Original $1750 Clashed Reverse, Original, Rose/ Gold Luster, Eye Appeal, Birmingham Collection.. An attractive 1837 Small Date dime with bold strike and blemish free surfaces. Don't let the NGC holder and assigned grade hold back a purchase decision as this piece is better than most seen at MS62 grade level. Grading was conservative during the early 1990s and this piece is indeed consistent within that timeframe. Surfaces are covered with a light rose/gold patina that is accentuated with plenty of luster under bright light. Small Date 1837 dimes in mint state are much more challenging than their Large Date counterparts. Housed in early generation NGC holder with serial number 2016069-005.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
AU53 PCGS
29550934
F-101a
R3
Choice $450 Choice Original, Frosty Light Gray, Late Date State.. A crisply struck example and overall appearance consistent with what is expected for an 1838 Small Stars dime. Surfaces are light silver gray and choice with ample remaining luster and mint frost in the protected areas. This piece is clearly in the F-101a die state as the left obverse die crack runs through the stars and into the date digits. The reverse die doubling is most apparent on the denomination and lower wreath. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
MS64 NGC
1748327001
TOP #6
F-106a
R4
Choice $2350 Late Die State, Shattered Obverse #1, Near Gem Mint State. Top 100 Varieties #6. . A much later die state example with dual die cracks starting at Star 7 and proceeding down through Liberty. An essentially perfect dime with sharp obverse and reverse strike coupled with blemish free fields. The obverse die crack is not the more common F-106 single crack but rather the double crack through Star 6 that is required for F-106a designation. Surfaces are evenly covered with gray/brown patina that reminds me of Eric Newman old paper envelope toned coins. For the variety collector who only wants the best in his Top 100 set. NGC plate coin employed for the NGC press release that announced Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties being added to VarietyPlus attribution service. Holder serial number 1748327-001.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
AU50 raw
F-113
R4
Choice $215 Choice Original, Reverse Die Flaw, Light Gray Patina. A perfect example of the scarce F-113 die variety. Surfaces are perfectly original with considerable remaining mint frost surrounding the stars and reverse legend. There are no blemish on the light gray fields and major devices. F-113 die diagnostics are on full display with obverse die erosion below the date punch and the bold reverse die flaw between ONE DIME.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
AU53 raw
F-101
R2
Original $450 Small Stars, Early Die State, Frosty Surfaces, Web-Book Plate Coin.. A fully struck example of the 1838 Small Stars variety that is in an early die state. The obverse die crack through left stars and into date is faint while the reverse die doubling on lower wreath and (O)NE (D)IME is bold. Surfaces are an even creamy white. Strike is complete and there is ample remaining luster. This dime was previously in my Seated dime variety reference collection and remains as the F-101 variety page plate coin. This is a chance for a variety specialist to acquire an important Small Stars example.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
AU58 raw
F-103
R4
Original $325 Repunched Date, F-103 Web-Book Plate Coin, Gun Metal Gray/Blue.. In the Fortin collection since 1992 and employed as F-103 web-book plate coin for illustrating the repunched date variety. In hand, the surfaces are toned with gun metal gray/blue patina throughout obverse and reverse. Under bright light, the surfaces are highly reflective and accentuate the toning with rose centers and sky blue rims. There is a tiny mark on O(N)E that is fully toned over and not in the least distracting. I will be slowly releasing web-book plate coins as it will take years to sell the vast amount of Seated dimes in my collection.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
MS60 SEGS
F-109
R5
Market Acceptable $550 Partial Drapery, R5, 2nd Reverse Die Pairing.. It really is amazing to be offering two examples of the F-109 variety at the same time; this second partial drapery die pairing is so much scarcer than the Red Book listed F-108a. The F-109 variety results from a re-marriage of the heavily clashed Partial Drapery obverse with a second unclashed reverse. This die pairing is rated R5 as so few have been seen after years of searching. This example from the Hamden and Gerry Fortin Collections has been off the market since the mid 1990s. Original purchased by me from the Hamden Collection since I required an F-109 example for the web-book varieties guide. This piece was sold back to the Hamden collector and is now being offered by GFRC. What I really like about this piece is the bold residual die clashing that forms the partial drapery. Obverse fields are reflective with light gold surrounding the stars; the reflective fields provide strong contrast for the die clash mark below Liberty's arm. The reverse is covered with light gray patina that turns darker at portions of the rim. Strike is full and crisp. Housed in old SEGS holder since being acquired by the Hamden Collection.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Small Stars
MS61 PCGS
81753436
TOP #4
F-101a
Choice $775 Small Stars, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Conservative Grading, Washington State Collection. A Top 100 Varieties offering. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. No CAC attempt. A choice offering from the Washington State Collection.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Large Stars
MS62 PCGS
82484878
F-102
Choice $725 New January 19! Double Die Reverse, Choice Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Gun Metal Blue-Gray, Gerry Fortin Web-Book Plate Coin. The Gerry Fortin web-book plate coin for the F-102 die variety and off the market since May 1995. Yes, this lovely 1838 dime was purchased two decades and become the visual representation for the F-102 Double Die Reverse variety. The reverse is same as pair with Small Stars obverse die but in a later die state. Checking the strength of the die crack at the tops of STATE(S OF AME)RICA provides in idea on the die state. In the case of this hammered struck example, the die crack is faint indicating a mint press strike some after striking Small Star dimes. Surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray-blue patina and are entirely blemish free. Luster is the limited factor for the assigned grade. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important piece of Seated coinage numismatic history.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
MS65
PCGS
25679806
F-107
Gem $2750 New January 9! Premium Gem, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Brilliant frosty luster and antique gray surfaces are the highlights of this premium gem 1838 dime. Cartwheel luster radiates from the obverse and glows on the reverse. Strike is 100% complete and hammered to the delight of every collector that views this piece. This is one of the finer F-107 examples with boldy repunching on Star 5 along with Stars 11 and 12. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is completely warranted at the MS65 grade level. An eye appealing offering from the Woodlands Collection that would please the most selective advanced collector.
Seated 10C 1838O 1838-O
Repunched Mintmark
AU55 PCGS
21922297
TOP #3
F-101
Choice $2300 New January 9! Repunched Date, Near Gem Original, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. A near gem example of the only No Stars dime design type to be struck at the New Orleans mint. A important offering with semi transparent gray fields and ample remaining luster under bright light. Residual mint frost surrounds the main devices and the rim denticles. Several well toned over field ticks in the right field hold this one back from potential gem quality rating. The overall balance between strike, light gray toning and luster is outstanding. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
AU Details PCGS
29925856
F-105a
R3
Market Acceptable HOLD
$185
Residual Mint Frosty, Rose/Blue Toning, Attractive . An attractive 1839 New Orleans dime regardless of the Code 092 designation by PCGS. This is a no question AU example with a base rose/gray patina on obverse and reverse. PCGS probably did not like the overlaid blue arc on upper right obverse and similar on the reverse. No physical signs of a cleaning are seen and a Market Acceptable designation is appropriate. Priced based on the PCGS label description and a great value in my humble opinion for the quality. 1839-O dimes in AU are not commonplace. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
AU50 raw
F-105b
Market Acceptable $295 Large O, Late Die State, Lustrous AU, Gerry Fortin Collection. A higher grade 1839 New Orleans strike with F-105 Large O reverse. This piece is clearly at the AU50 grade level in terms of wear. The obverse offers original luster while the reverse has been wiped resulting in slightly glossy surfaces. There are a few blemishes between the reverse denomination and wreath. This piece was part of my Seated dime varieties reference collection until purchasing the Lemus example (current web-book plate coin) years later. From the Gerry Fortin Collection.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
AU50 Details raw
TOP #14
F-108
R6
Market Acceptable $975 Huge O Variety, Rare Grade, Top 100 Varieties #14.. Definitely a rare grade for the 1839-O Huge O reverse variety when AU details remain. This specimen easily grades AU+ but has dark verdigris covering the obverse stars and date regions coupled with the entire reverse. The dark surfaces were result in a PCGS grade designation of AU Details code 97 (environmental) if holdering were to be attempted. Few examples are know at this grade level and a truly problem free specimen would be priced in the $2000+ range. Offers are welcomed as the dime is listed to sell.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
AU58 NGC
1612960020
F-102
R4
Original $825 Small O, Crusty Original Gray, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. . One immediately notes the thick crusty gray patina that covers both obverse and reverse on this Small O 1839 Philadelphia dime. Surfaces are no question original and blemish free. The F-102 die pairing features a worn obverse die resulting in some loss of device sharpness. Weakness is seen at the lower base and gown lines along with lots of metal stress lines in the adjacent fields. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
Genuine (MS60) PCGS
15037040
TOP #12
F-104a
Original $1450 Historically Important Ahwash Plate Coin, Original Surfaces, Repunched Large O Mintmark, Reverse Die Crack, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 102, Repunched Large O Mintmark, Reverse Die Crack. Plate coin employed by Kamal Ahwash for his pioneering Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Dimes 1837 - 1891 reference published in 1977 and 1981. The offered example was sold by Ahwash to Allen F. Lovejoy privately on April 21, 1976. This piece remained in the Lovejoy Collection until the Stacks' LoveJoy Sale held on October 16, 1990 where it was acquired by an imtermediate owner followed by the Gerry Fortin collection during March 1995. Since 1995, this dime become the reference example for the Ahwash 3, F-104a variety and Web-book plate coin during 2004 launch. A bisecting reverse die crack and sharply repunched Large O mintmark are the primary diagnostics for the F-104a late die state variety. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with gray patina that includes russet, blues and some gold hues. There are pin scratches in the upper right obverse field resulting in the Genuine PCGS designation. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "No Drapery, RPM FS-501 (FS-003.28)". A piece of numismatic history with Ahwash, Lovejoy and Fortin pedigrees. Who will be the next to own this piece?
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
MS Details raw
F-109
R6+
Cleaned HOLD
$700
Huge O Obverse/1840 Small O Reverse, Rare Die Pairing and Grade Level.. A very special GFRC offering for the advanced Liberty Seated dime varieties collector. How about a mint state details example of the R6 F-109 die pairing? The obverse is a very late die state example of the famous polished obverse (weak stars 1-3 and date) first paired briefly with a small O reverse (F-107) and then the Huge O reverse (F-108). In the final die pairing, this obverse is paired with an 1840-O Small O reverse (Reverse C) which is a fresh working die. This is only the second example of this die pairing that I have seen...the first is the web-book plate coin owned by Kevin Zeitler. The offered dime has mint state details but has granular obverse surfaces that are seen on higher grade example with this obverse die. The reverse is boldly struck with natural surface but two faint points of planchet delamination. Obverse has a few minor blemishes for accuracy. Pricing this dime is challenging and if perfect original, then it would be a multi four figure asking price. The listed price is considered to be a fair balance between rarity and obverse surface conditions.....as Jim O'Donnell would say...."go find another!"
Seated 10C 1840 1840
With Drapery
MS62 NGC
1501423002
F-101
Market Acceptable $5800 Rare Mint State Grade, Old Album Toning, Florida Collection. . 1840 With Drapery dimes are very challenging to locate in mint state grades as few exist. Let's start the description with PCGS population report as a reference. Six total in mint state with following distribution. MS62 (1), MS63 (2), MS64 (1) and MS65 (1). There are few auction appearances reported on CoinFacts. The offered example last sold at Heritage auction during April 2006 and has been in strong hands since that time. The Florida consignor recently made an upgrade, so this piece comes to market. Surfaces are naturally reflective and probably dipped years ago, and have fully retoned. The obverse has a faint gold center that transitions into deep rose/gold and then deep blue immediately at the rims. The reverse is similar with a wider blue rim surrounding the legend. This example is very well struck with no reverse weakness as seen on other higher grade pieces. Fields and devices are blemish free. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Serial number 1501423-002. This is one of the few opportunities for advanced Seated dime collectors to secure a mint state 1840 With Drapery dime so please consider carefully.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
With Drapery
AU55 PCGS
25586044
Original HOLD
$2300
New January 4! With Drapery, Rare Grade, Frosty Original Surfaces. Accurately Graded. Rare grade for the 1840 No Drapery date. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
No Drapery
MS62 NGC
3841310005
TOP #15
F-103
R3
Choice New Price
$875
Chin Whiskers, Attractive Toning, Highwood Collection, Top 100 Variety #15.. A lovely Chin Whiskers example that is accurately graded. Original surfaces have acquired an old album rose/violet toning with deep blue at the rims. Bright light viewing is fun with glowing luster that is better than the assigned MS62 grade. This piece is fully struck as we must realize that 1840 No Drapery dimes are found with shallow die relief. The die polished lines (chin whiskers) are quite evident on the obverse image. A 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with serial number 3841310-005. From the Highwood consignor and definitely a quality piece worthy of consideration.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
2025164001
TOP #15
F-103
R3
Original $1095 Frosty Original, Chin Whiskers, Top 100 Variety #15.. Accurately graded by NGC as this piece has even silver/gray coloring with soft luster. Obverse has wispy deep gray toning in the fields. The die scratches under Liberty's chin are bold and nearly visible in hand due to the mint state contrast. Strike is a tad weak at Liberty's head and surrounding stars. Housed in new NGC holder with Top 100 labeling as follows; TOP 100 F-103, CHIN WHISKERS
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
Lg O
AU53 PCGS
29737128
F-101a
R4
Original New Price
$1600
Original, Large O, Lapped Dies, Birmingham Collection.. A little background is necessary to understand the New Orleans 1840 Large O variety...both obverse and reverse dies were lapped reducing the amount of device details with the date punch nearly effaced. The reverse die is also well worn and cracked. So strikes are consistently weak. This example offers original surfaces covered with light gray/rose patina on obverse and even silver gray on reverse. Under bright light, this piece retains ample luster, especially on the reverse with some mild PL reflections on the obverse. GFRC images do not well represent this dime and in hand reviewing is suggested. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with no CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
AU55 raw
F-108
Original $95 Holed, Original Surfaces, Small O, Value Priced. GFRC does not often offer problem coins on the price list but will make an except for the 1840 New Orleans F-108 dime. Locating 1840-O dimes in strictly original AU grades is very challenging and costly when found. Instead, an original AU example with a drilled hole may be a great value substitution. I really like this piece as all the F-108 Small O die diagnostics are easily seen. The old hole probably saved this dime from being dipped or enhanced consistent with TPG submission practices. A cool piece and the second time handled at GFRC.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
AU58
NGC
4430796001
F-101
R6
Choice $3200 Rare Early Die State F-101 Example R6, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Soft Satiny Luster, Saw Mill Run Collection. Wow is all that I can say upon viewing this incredible 1840 New Orleans F-101 strike graded AU58 with CAC approval. Liberty Seated dime variety specialist can appreciate the rarity of this offering for multiple reason. First, 1840-O dimes saw heavy circulation with low survival rate in upper grades and especially choice. Second, examples of the Large O F-101 die pairing struck with early die state dies are essentially non existant until this piece arrived in the Saw Mill Run Collection consignment. Nearly all F-101 die pair examples were struck from lapped dies in the F-101a die state. The offered example is fully choice with uniform gun metal gray patina. Strike is crisp and the only issue holding this piece from a GFRC Gem designation is a faint toned over micro line across Liberty's mid section. This rare dime is freshly graded and housed in NGC large font label holder with CAC approval. A most special offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
06935835
TOP #19
F-101
Gem $35000 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. At the certified AU grade level only two examples were known to the hobby; PCGS AU58 (Jack Marston Collection) and PCGS AU55 (Gerry Fortin Collection). Upon Jack Marston's untimely death, the PCGS AU58 example was placed at Heritage auction and sold. This piece can be easily identified by a mark on the lower right reverse wreath. The Fortin AU55 example is easily recognized by the lovely bullseye toning pattern on obverse and reverse. I've taken the liberty to call out the Fortin example as the finest known since crack out dealers have messed with the Jack Marston piece and added toning towards securing a PCGS MS62 certified grade. The Gerry Fortin example is completely natural and received Gold CAC approval during 2014. I would much rather own this AU55 example with Gold CAC rather than the AU58/MS62 example that no longer looks fully natural. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
MS64 NGC
323715002
F-109
R2
Choice New Price
$2100
Choice Original, Open Bud Small O. Birmingham Collection.. An important offering as 1841 New Orleans dimes become quite scarce at the near gem level. This piece is well struck on the obverse with strong definition Liberty's head and hair curls while the reverse bow knot is a rad weak as usually seen. Deep gray toning covers both obverse and reverse with strong underlying red coloration. This piece also shows the satiny finish typically seen on many New Orleans struck coins. Very scarce at this grade level and reasonable priced. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert; serial number 323715-002.
Seated 10C 1842 1842
MS63 ANACS OWH
2632470
TOP #21
F-103a
Original New Price
$725
Obverse Rim Cud, Rainbow Toning, Challenging Variety, Top 100 Variety. A lovely mint state 1842 F-103a dime is offered here. The F-103a variety features are large rim cud adjacent to stars 3 through 5. This example resides in old white ANACS holder and features intermixed rainbow toning throughout obverse and reverse. A no question mint state example glowing luster under bright light that activatives golden and blue shades. One must inspect this piece in hand to appreciate as difficult to describe. GFRC images provide an idea of the in hand appearance but not the luster. A well struck dime with deeply impressed obverse devices and just a touch of weakness on the upper left reverse leaves. There are no blemishes whatsoever.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
AU50
PCGS OGH
3298678
TOP 23
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10c 1843 1843
MS62 PCGS
31810578
F-101a
Original $595 Polished Obverse Die, Eroded Reverse Die, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A very well struck F-101a example with polished obverse die and severely eroded reverse that has been added to the web-book for F-101a full strike illustration. Overall eye appeal is higher than the assigned MS62 grade. The revere was struck from late die and eroded die that produced "orange peel" surfaces in the fields. The reverse die also looks to be buldging at the lower wreath above the ribbon ends. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and accurately graded with nice satiny luster.
Seated 10C 1844 1844
MS63
PCGS
11455528
F-102
Choice $14250 Choice Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Former Pickering Creek Collection, Florida Collection.. The Little Orphan Annie dime has a long history including the formation of a substantial California hoard that was dispersed about 10 years ago. I remember selling G-VG examples into the hoard during 1989. Regardless of the number of circulated examples in the market, this date becomes rare in choice AU or better. The Fortin collection features a choice AU58 CAC specimen. Offered here is a wonderful PCGS MS63 example with sky blue patina that overlays a base gray foundation. Strike is complete with deep star centrils and full head details. Under bright light, this lovely dime exposes mirrored blue fields that simply glow. What fun! There are no blemishes. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert; serial number 11455528. CAC approval is obviously warranted due to the superior eye appeal and originality. The provenance for this 1844 Orphan Annie is substantial with time spent in the Pickering Creek and Florida collections. If I were still actively collecting, this dime would head directly into the Fortin Collection....
Seated 10C 1845 1845
AU50 NGC
2550576001
F-105a
R4
Original $160 Choice Original, Attractive Rose/Gray, Flat Strike.. Locating choice examples of the earlier Philadelphia With Stars dates is not that easily. So when a lovely example like this 1845 appears, then collectors should take notice. This piece is strictly original with attractive rose and gray patina covering the obverse and reverse. The obverse strike is a tad weak at the upper gown line and across the lower knee but the grading is accurate at the AU50 wear point. Fields and devices are completely blemish free. My images well capture the in hand appearance and colors. Under bright light, the obverse colors transition to light rose and blue rims along with ample luster. The reverse turns to a nice even gold. This is the F-105a variety and the reverse die crack through STAT(E)S into the upper right wreath is bold. Housed in new NGC holder; serial number 2550576-001. A real value at the asking price.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
AU58 NGC
304136022
F-110
R5
Original $295 New February 19! Rare Die Pairing, Mirrored Fields, Dark Original Gray Patina, Indiana Collection. The 1845 F-110 die pairing results when Obverse 1 is paired with a reverse die with bold die lines behind A(MER)ICA. I am only aware of two examples of this die pairing based on personal collecting experiences; the web-book plate coin (Jim Smith Collection, raw VF20) and this offering. The assignment of an R5 rarity rating is probably conservative. This example is well struck throughout obverse and reverse. Surfaces are covered with semi transparent gun metal gray-blue patina. Viewing under a bright light is where the fun is. Fields are mirrored with pretty blue-rose coloring that is typical of some early proofs. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An important die pairing offering from the Indiana Collection that remains an enigma.
Seated 10C 1845O 1845-O
AU50 PCGS
90062686
F-101a
R4
Original $4150 Original, Very Scarce Grade Level, Gun Metal Gray, Underrated. . GFRC has the pleasure to handle another incredible 1845 New Orleans dime in AU50 grade. This example has an exceptional strike with bold head and hair curls, star centrils and lower body definition on the obverse while the reverse offers full wreath leaves. Secondly, this piece has natural gun metal gray patina that is uniform and just a tad deeper on the reverse. The coloring is very consistent in hand and under bright light. The GFRC images well represent one of the finer examples to come to market. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert; serial number 90062686. Please remember the scarcity of 1845-O dimes in AU50 or better...(5) AU50, (1) AU53, (1) AU55, (1) MS62, (1) MS69. If you can't afford Gene Gardner's PCGS MS69 example, then this is the only other one available today. I well known the location of the other four AU50s and the AU55 (Gerry Fortin Collection Pittman Gold CAC).
Seated 10C 1849 1849
MS63 PCGS
21190006
F-101
R4
Original New Price
$1050
Creamy Original Luster, Very Scarce in Mint State, Birmingham Collection.. I still don't understand why higher grade 1849 dimes lack respect. The PCGS population reports are low at (6) MS63, (9) MS64, (1) MS65 and (1) MS66. The MS64 number has regrade attempts due to a large MS65 price jump. The Birmingham Collection example has typical satiny surfaces with a hint of light gold. Strike is all there with complete head details and bold star centrils while the reverse has complete wreath leaves other than a spot at 10:00 which is typical for the F-101 variety. Surfaces are blemish free and attractive. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. No CAC attempt by the Birmingham owner. I hope that GFRC customers will carefully consider this offering.
Seated 10C 1851 1851
AU55 NGC
3606253003
F-105a
Original HOLD
$235
New February 14! Repunched Date, First Reverse Die Pairing, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. A classic example of the 1851 repunched date variety with repunching visible under the 51 digits. This repunched obverse die is paired with two reverse dies. The first die pairing, when the repunching is heavy and quite visible, is with a rust reverse die. The second die pairing occurs when the obverse die is well worn with minor traces of date repunching. This example is accurately attributed at the F-105a die state and still qualitfies for inclusion in a Top 100 Die Variety set. Surfaces are original and covered with old album mottled rose, blues and gray. Strike is well above average with round stars and complete head and hair curls when the reverse is fully struck with only some minor weakness at the upper wreath leaves. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A solid Top 100 die variety offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1851O 1851-O
AU50 raw
F-101
Original $1150 Challenging New Orleans Date in AU Grade, Original Rose Gold Patina, Florida Collection. A quick review of CoinFacts will immediately highlight how rare the 1851 New Orleans dates becomes in AU or better. Only (16) have been certified by PCGS in all AU grades with only (4) at the mint state level. The offered example grades full AU. Surfaces are covered with rose gold patina and a quite lustrous under bright light. Mint frosty is observed in the protected device areas while strike better than average. An Original quality rating has been assigned though there are some random wispy lines and two rim marks at the left obverse. I believe this piece has the possibility to be certified at a TPG. An important offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1852O 1852-O
MS62 PCGS
21316733
F-101
R4
Choice $4250 Choice Original, Reverse Rainbow Toning, Rare In Mint State, Florida Collection.. Talk about eye candy on a rare New Orleans Seated dime date! The Florida consignor has been collecting for about 35 yields across all United States coinage denominations. He seeks silver coins with above average toning patterns and eye appeal. Mint state examples of the 1852 New Orleans date are infrequently seen and some are not choice when located. PCGS population reports indicates MS62 (5), MS63 (8), MS64 (5). There are no MS63 auction records in CoinFacts for either PCGS or NGC. Where are these 8 MS63 examples and do they exist or regrades for the large MS64 price jump? Researching mint state availability is important. GFRC images are very accurate in terms of luster and colors as this piece was photographed under bright sunlight. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert; serial number 21316733. Definitely a specimen for an advanced collection and worthy of consideration.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
28172752
F-103
Choice $245 Hubbed Arrows and Date, Choice Original, Gray/Blue and Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Varieties Reference Collection. Fully choice with glowing luster. Obverse offers sky blues and faint rose under bright light while reverse is mostly faint rose. Obverse die hubbing is weak result in low relief main device and date digits.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
AU58 raw
Choice $295 Hubbed Date and Arrows, Choice Original, Maine Collection.. Fresh to market and housed in Wayte Raymond album for decades. Incredible original toning covers this special Seated dime. Obverse is toned with mottled gray patterns that turn darker at the rim while the reverse is even gun metal gray face on but has rose/gold hues under bright light. The patina is thick throughout this piece and I believe my grading is accurate.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS62 PCGS
82484881
F-120
Choice $485 New January 24! Repunched Left Arrow, Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Uniform Gray-Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. F-120 Repunched Left Arrow: Unhubbed Arrows and Rays Plate Coin. One will immediately notice the hammered strike on this 1853 With Arrows dime that is also the F-120 web-book plate coin. Liberty's head and hair curls are deeply impressed along with fully round stars. Reverse wreath leaves are also crisp and with all veins visible. Surfaces are choice and original. A uniform gray-gold patina is seen throughout the obverse and reverse. Under a bright light, the fields are lightly mirrored with golden hues being dominate. The Seated dime web-book F-120 die variety description questions whether this dime was struck from the die pair that eventually was employed for proof strikes of that year. The repunching below the left arrows is bold and easily seen under a 10x loupe. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style holder. A trip through CAC is recommended.
Seated 10C 1854 1854
With Arrows
AU50 raw
Original $115 Crusty Original, With Arrows Type Coin, Well Struck. A crusty original 1854 dime with deep gray and gold coloring. Overall strike is well executed. There are some fully toned over lines on the lower obverse to consider.
Seated 10C 1854 1854
MS64 PCGS
5835316
Original New Price
$725
Original Light Violet Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Birmingham Collection. . 1854 Seated dimes are probably tinted by their omni present 1853 With Arrows counterparts. The PCGS MS64 population is only 35 pieces and is fairly low given the high 4.4M mintage. Examples do come to market on a regular basis so locating an above average example is the challenge. This offering has been off the market for years, is accurately graded and attractive. Surfaces are pristine with satiny light violet toning and luster. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
MS64 PCGS
26788423
Choice $2500 Unlisted, Choice Surfaces, Crusty Original Patina, Full Strike.. It is doubtful that GFRC customers will locate a more obviously original example than this piece. Obverse is covered with crusty gray toning while the reverse features light mottled gray over undisturbed lustrous fields. Under bright light, the obverse transitions to an attractive gray/gold. Device and fields are fully blemish free. This piece is an unlisted variety with reverse die cracks from AMERI(CA) to rim. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with three prong edge view insert. If strict originality on mint state dimes is a priority, then please consider this wonderful example. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Any white lines or areas on the images are plastic scrapes on the holder and not on the offered dime.
Seated 10C 1855 1855
AU53 raw
F-102
Market Acceptable $95 Well Struck, Eye Appeal, Gold Toning.. An attractive AU 1855 dime that has seen an old wipe and subsequently retoned an even gold on both obverse and reverse. I bought the dime as very well struck and really market acceptance in terms of appearance and eye appeal. Mint frost remains in the reverse veins and bow knot and overall there is little wear on Liberty's gown line or the lower leg. Please remember that higher grade 1855 dimes are much more difficult to locate as compared to 1853 and 1854 counterparts.
Seated 10C 1855 1855
With Arrows
MS63 PCGS
18444321
Gem HOLD
$825
New January 11! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Peripheral Blue-Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. A superior 1855 With Arrows dime that should pleased the most selective advanced collector. Surfaces are so choice with brilliant frosty luster throughout obverse and reverse. Overall eye appeal is well above average for this date. Let's remember that 1855 With Arrows dimes are far from common in mint state graded as compared to earlier 1853 and 1854 counterparts. In the PCGS population reports, the TPG lists the 1855 date as having (18) graded MS 63 while the 1853 date is (129) and 1854 has (42) certified. Once again, 1855 With Arrow dimes in MS63 or better are scarce. This new GFRC example also happens to offer outstanding eye appeal. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. Definitely a CAC candidate.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Lg Date
AU58 PCGS
30442468
F-104
Original $625 Original, Lustrous, Mottled Toning, Florida Collection.. I believe that GFRC customers recognize the 1856 Large Date as being rare in mint state. PCGS pop reports indicates only (11) in all mint state grades while the 1856 Small Date has over (100) pieces shown. In AU58, the PCGS pop of (14) is high due to ongoing attempts by crack out dealers to win mint state grades and the pricing premium. My own experience suggest a population of 6-7 would be more accurate. This offered F-104 example is quite scarce at the AU58 grade level. Let's move to the dime. Surfaces are original with luster to be expected from an AU58. There is a light gold patina across most of the coin coupled with heavy mottled toning that is gray/blue. Strike is full with all star centrils connected, full head and strong reverse wreath. There are no blemishes to discuss either. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder serial number 30442468.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Sm Date
MS62 NGC
1667468005
TOP #42
F-110
R4
Original $715 Double Die Obverse North, Original, Ebony Patina, Bold Luster, Accurately Graded, Top 100 Varieties #42. An accurately graded example of the 1856 Double Die Obverse North variety. Surfaces are darkly toned with strong underlying luster that is apparent under bright light. There are no blemished whatsoever on this Top 100 Varieties example. Strike is complete which is atypical for this variety as most are seen with striking issues. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Sm Date
AU50 raw
TOP #42
F-110
R4
Original $250 Doubled Die North, Original Luster & Old Album Toning, Top 100 Varieties #42.. A pretty example of the obverse doubled die north variety and perfect for advanced Top 100 collection. Residual surface luster is obvious and covered with multi color old album toning. Obverse strike is a tad weak as frequently seen for this variety and 1856 Small Date dimes in general while reverse has some weakness in the upper wreath leaves.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
AU50 raw
F-123
R4+
Cleaned $95 New February 14! Vertical Die Lines on Reverse, Typical Strike, Cleaned, Very Scarce, Indiana Collection. Several lines are seen on the obverse. A very difficult die variety to locate.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
MS63 PCGS OGH
2601385
F-111
Gem $725 New January 11! Double Die Obverse, Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading. . Let’s start the description for this gem 1856 Small Date dime with a strong JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? Most collectors don't understand that the 1856 date, though common, is notorious for weak and uneven strikes. Fully struck mint state examples that are not blast white or creamy white are rare! Enter into the equation this gem example that is housed in early PCGS old green holder. The strike is absolutely hammered throughout obverse and reverse without any signs of weakness. Every star, every vein in each wreath leaf and Liberty's head are deeply impressed and crisp. It is such a joy to inspect this piece with a 10x loupe. Surfaces are strictly original with golden-rose patina. The fields do have a few scattered ticks but far from distracting. This is also the F-111 double die obverse variety with bold diagnostics throughout the shield, scroll and lower gown lines. The asking price is firm at $725 and if no takers, this one will go into my personal collection to be enjoyed for a number of years........
Seated 10C 1856S 1856-S
AU58 PCGS
21412959
F-101
Choice HOLD
$3725
Choice Original, Even Gray, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. . Advanced collectors should carefully examine this 1856 San Francisco strike for potential inclusion in their sets. Frankly, this key date dime has it all and easily listed as choice. Surfaces are no question original with natural gray patina. The strike is well executed throughout obverse and reverse. This subtle aquamarine hues add character. Being critical, blemishes are limited to a fully toned over mark on the jaw line and some micro chatter in the right field. The natural color uniformity leads to considerable eye appeal for those searching out crusty original coins for their sets. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard right insert; serial number 21412959. A wonderful duplicate from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1856S 1856-S
AU58 PCGS
3582595
F-101
Original $3950 Original, Mottled Gun Metal Gray/Gold, Hammered Strike, New Jersey Collection.. GFRC is blessed to have two PCGS AU58 examples in stock at same time. This key date example is also graded AU58 but with different characteristics. Mottled toning dominates the surfaces with gun metal blues along with golden hues. Residual luster is bold resulting in glowing golden appearance during bright light viewing. This dime is fully struck with rounded stars and complete head/hair curl details. Similarly, all reverse wreath devices are deeply impressed. There are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard right insert; serial number 03582595. An example that has been off the market for over a decade.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
MS64 PCGS
60030980
F-107
Original New Price
$800
Original Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded and Choice, Birmingham Collection.. The 1857 date is considered to be common in the Seated dime series but locating well struck and attractive examples may not be straightforward. This example from the Birmingham Collection is definitely worthy of consideration due to the bold cartwheel luster and frosty surfaces. Images well capture the luster and eye appeal. This is a full MS64 piece any day of the week and should be considered for an advanced dime collection. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
MS65 PCGS
08175509
F-114
Gem $2650 Gem Proof Like, Stack's Lemus Sale 2005.. This is the first 1857 F-114 offered by GFRC and what an incredible example. The F-114 variety features badly rusted obverse and reverse dies. Areas of die rust are seen on Liberty's right arm under the pole/cap and throughout the reverse denomination letter and legend. To minimize the rust defects, Mint workers heavily polished the dies resulting in proof like surfaces. Couple the proof like fields with multi color patina and bold strike and the result is huge eye appeal. This piece is sitting in front of a window so light reflects at an angle across the surface. On the obverse, I see an aquamarine/teal center that transitions to rose/gold surrounding the stars and some reds at the date. Angling the obverse under bright light results in more colors that are difficult to describe. Reverse has a rose center at the denomination that converts to sea blue around the legend. Provenance dates back to the Stack's NYC Lemus sale. I remember seeing this dime at the preview and it sold raw during auction. Stack's was the first to diagnose the rusted die variety per observation on this discovery piece. There is only one issue holding this dime back and that is trying to photograph the proof like surfaces and colors straight on. The images in no way do this coin justice and you will have to trust me on the gem eye appeal. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and serial number 08175509.
Seated 10C 1857O 1857-O
AU58 PCGS
81871688
F-102
Original $415 New February 1! Large O, Original Creamy Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. It has been awhile since GFRC handled a higher grade 1857 New Orleans dime and pleased to be offering this example. Frosty cartwheel luster immediately jumps out when first viewing this piece. Toning is creamy original. Strike is complete with rounded stars, a full head and well defined veins on the reverse wreath leaves. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed only a tiny blemish below the clasp that is colored the same and surrounding devices and not distracting. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A lovely Seated dime offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 10C 1858O 1858-O
AU58 NGC
1951363009
F-101
Original $595 Better Date, Original, Old Album Rim Toning, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. 1858 New Orleans dimes are always in demand and quick sellers. This AU58 example is accurately graded and resides in old NGC holder with standard insert. Strike variability was an ongoing issue for 1858-O dimes. This example has a perfectly impressed obverse while the reverse exhibits weakness at the upper wreath. Surfaces are original with light rose patina under bright light along with dark blue coloring surrounding the stars and reverse legend.
Seated 10C 1858O 1858-O
AU53 raw
F-101
Choice $325 Choice Original, Even Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded.. 1858 New Orleans dimes are always in demand when choice and this piece sure fits the bill. Purchased from a type set collector who broke out TPG coins for album storage. This piece was previously graded and housed as ANACS AU55 and I'm more comfortable at the AU53 grade. Surfaces are nice and original with just light wear. The remaining luster is ample for bright light viewing. Perfect for a Dansco set or returning into another TPG holder.
Seated 10C 1860 1860
PF64 NGC
1506014010
Choice $1050 New January 30! Better Proof Date, Flashy Mirrored Luster, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. The 1860 and 1861 proof Liberty Seated dime dates tend to be scarce but not as scarce as those issued between 1857 - 1859. Mintage for the 1860 date is 1000 but the population reports suggest a low survival rate. This PF64 example exhibits old time coloring that one would expect from a perfectly original proof strike. Obverse is toned faint copper-gold that is darker at the rims while the reverse has intermixed rose and blues. There are no blemishes or lint marks in the fields. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. The holder is worn at Liberty's head resulting in the haze blocking full view of the head on GFRC images. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality and accurate grading. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
MS61 raw
Market Acceptable New Price
$285
Type I F-107 Obverse, Unlisted Reverse, Reflective Surfaces.. Obverse is obviously from the F-107 die pairing with bold die clashes while the reverse has a host of vertical die polish lines not seen on any 1861 dime. More research is needed to properly list this die pairing.. Obverse surfaces are reflective with peripheral blue toning while the reverse has the slightest edge toning. The surface condition does not appear to be original but the overall appearance is market acceptable. For the collector who wishes to conduct further Liberty Seated dime variety research.
Seated 10C 1861S 1861-S
AU55 PCGS
5763048
F-101
Choice New Price
$2250
Choice Original, Light Gray/Gold Patina, Rare in AU, Birmingham Collection.. Worthy of an advanced Registry collection. Definitely a choice original example with light rose/gold patina throughout obverse and reverse. Any wear is minimum as this San Francisco date used obverse design from Type I hub (all 1860, 1861-S and 1861 Type I) and is known to have soft device features that are prone to wear. If seeing this piece raw, I would probably grade AU58. Strike is better than average with strong scroll/shield and reverse devices. Only the top of Liberty's head and the upper left wheat grains are not fully defined. There are no blemishes to note on this lovely piece. In terms of rarity, the PCGS population in all AU grades stands at 7 pieces and I suspect several of the AU55s are regrade attempts since none have sold at auction since 2000. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder standard ring insert; serial number 5763048. There was no CAC attempt by consignor.. Pricing is consistent with the PCGS AU58 example recently sold by Heritage on 10/14. I like the offered example better due to the uniform toning and frosty obverse rather than the blast white dipped surfaces on the 10/14 lot.
Seated 10C 1863 1863
MS65 NGC
373316004
Gem $4150 Gem Original, Light Mirrored Fields, Eye Appeal, Seated Dime Web-Book Plate Coin.. A no question 1863 business strike with silver centers that are nicely framed by gold and blue rims on the obverse. The reverse is essentially untoned with frosty devices. Fields lightly mirrored but regardless a business strike. Purchased in the late 1990s and a key date dime in my Liberty Seated Dime collection since that time. This is a choice specimen with well balanced color, eye appeal and luster. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert; serial number 373316-004
Seated 10C 1863 1863
PF65CAM PCGS
29419075
F-101
Gem $1950 Gem Original, Bold Mirrors, Golden Obverse Rims, Mottled Reverse, Accurately Graded. Cameo designation is definitely warranted for this attractive 1863 proof strike. Obverse offers faint gold coloring that becomes more acute at the rims. Mottled gold covers portions of the reverse. Adding a light source exposes the brilliant mirror as one would expect from a Cameo Proof. There are no blemishes or points of distraction. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS Security holder.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
AU50 raw
F-101
Original $625 Original, Old Album Multi Color Patina, Fully Struck, New Jersey Collection. A wonderful 1864 San Francisco example that belong is a serious Liberty Seated dime collection. This piece is strictly original with intermixed gold, rose and blue patina throughout obverse and reverse. There is ample remaining luster under bright light to activate the multi color toning. Strike is complete and there are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. A lovely early dime that should received special consideration. Housed in old Liberty of Coin album for decades and fresh to market from the New Jersey collection.
Seated 10C 1865 1865
PF66 PCGS
32570015
F-102
Gem $3295 Superb Gem, Vivid Violets and Rose, Silicon Valley Collection.. Fresh to market and just back from PCGS without CAC attempt. This 1865 proof dime is a superb gem with vivid multi color toning. Obverse offers a small rose center covering Liberty's mid section and into the right field. The rose transitions to rich violet/blue throughout the legend, date and Liberty head. Images well represent the toning gradients on this wonderful piece. Reverse toning features rose covering the denomination and upper wreath devices. The lower reverse captures the same vivid violet/blues as on the obverse. Bright light viewing is a joy with the blemish free mirrored fields activating the in hand patina....just lots of beautiful blues and rose hues. Mintage is a meager 500 pieces with PCGS pop report showing PF66 (8) and PF67 (3). There are only (2) PF66 Cameo examples certified at double the current asking price. This offering has to be one of the finest available for advanced collectors. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1869 1869
PF64 PCGS
5556219
F-105
Choice New Price
$850
Near Gem Proof, Watery Fields, Birmingham Collection.. A near gem example with bold watery proof surfaces. A few faint obverse hairlines keep this piece out of PF65 designation. Strike is crisp. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder; serial number 5556219. No CAC attempt by the Birmingham consignor.
Seated 10C 1869S 1869-S
AU60 PCGS
20419957
F-101
Original $485 Underrated Date/Grade, Strictly Original, Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded.. A no question original 1869 San Francisco strike with uniform gun metal gray patina that includes faint rose under bright light. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a tiny mark at O(N)E being shared for full accuracy. A challenging date in AU grades that is so underrated in AU and above grades. CoinFacts indicates that only (4) examples have been graded by PCGS at the AU50 level with (3) in AU53. Auction records at this grade level at almost non existent. PCGS price guide is $500 at AU50 level for reference. Handled for a second time at GFRC after being recently upgraded in an advanced collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. If building a Seated dime set, please don't miss this opportunity.
Seated 10C 1870 1870
MS65 NGC
1727971003
F-106
Gem $1675 Frosty Original Gem, Scarce Variety, Florida Collection.. As for February 2015, I had not handled any 1870 F-106 dimes and then within several months, two mint state examples appear. This example is a lovely gem with frosty devices and a hammered strike with sharp wire rims on both obverse and reverse. All device details including hair curls and upper wheat grains a fully visible. The F-106 variety can be diagnosed by a radial die crack through the 7 and 0 digits then up through Liberty's foot and into the legend. Some F-106 specimens come with proof like appearance and this example clearly has the strike characteristics of a proof. Housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1871S 1871-S
AU58 PCGS
1216597002
F-101
Original $995 Repunched Date, Original, Deep Toning, Florida Collection.. The 1871 San Francisco date is challenging in any grade and more so in AU. This example is richly toned with deep grays and blues. Strike is typical with some softness at the head, bow knot and upper left wreath. The F-101 variety results from an obverse die that has bold repunching above the flag of the 1 digit and top of 8 digit in the date. Surfaces are blemish free while the luster is muted under bright light due to the thick patina. Housed in newer NGC holder with serial number 1216597-002.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
MS63 PCGS
27279369
F-109a
Original $325 Crusty Original Surfaces, Misplaced 2 in Base, Challenging Variety. . Original crusty surfaces dominate this challenging misplaced date variety. This dime is strictly original with light luster due to the thick patina. Obverse is completely struck while the reverse suffers typical weakness at the upper left wheat grains. The 1872 misplaced 2 in base variety has been challenging to locate in circulated grades let alone in Mint State condition. For reference, at the 2013 ANA New Orleans show, Stacks Bowers auction sold a PCGS AU55 example for $400 which is a substantial premium over trends. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder
Seated 10C 1872 1872
PF63 PCGS
22119073
F-103
Original $525 Original Light Gray, Mirrored Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. Proof surfaces with variegated blue gray toning on obverse and more consistent coloring on the reverse. Under a bright light, the fields have a few hairlines which are consistent with the assigned PF63 grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Holder serial number 22119073.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
MS65
PCGS
81252594
F-102
Gem $2550 New January 9! Premium Gem, Condition Census, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A wonderful gem Philadelphia strike that approaches the upper bounds of mint state grade availability. Considering CAC approval, this could be a condition census example with PCGS population. The PCGS population report indicates a total of (9) graded in MS65, none at the MS66 and (1) at MS67. How's that for being near the top of the pile for surviving examples? This 1872 dime is simply superb with frosty rose patina across the obverse and lighter gold on the reverse. Strike is absolutely hammered including fully defined grains in the upper left wreath. There are no blemishes to discuss as luster is the driving force at MS65 grade level and above. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A premium offering from the Woodlands Collection that should be immediately scooped up for a serious mint state collection. I've even pondered if this one should be added to my own collection as so darn nice and CAC approved.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
PF64
PCGS OGH
9561737
F-103
Choice $775 New February 16! Near Gem, Gorgeous Multi Color Patina, Strong Mirrors, Conservative Grading. A gorgeous proof Liberty Seated dime with strong mirrors and attractive multi-color toning. Eye appeal is well above average as can be seen from the images. Housed in an old green label PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1872S 1872-S
AU55 PCGS
F-101
Choice HOLD
$875
New February 9! Rare Date/Grade, Near Gem Original, Satiny Golden Luster, West Texas Collection. An important GFRC offering as 1872 San Francisco strikes are rare in AU or better grades. Mintage is a low 190,00 pieces with few surviving choice. PCGS population report indicates only four graded at AU55 level and another four at AU58…that is all after 30 years of PCGS grading. This example is a near gem for the grade with hammered strike and satiny luster. Surfaces are covered with light golden patina that activates under a light source. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder and accurately graded. A super offering from the West Texas Collection that should not last long.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
15036925
TOP #60
F-103
Original $7450 Doubled Shield, Doubled Die Obverse, 3rd Finest Known, CoinFacts Plate Coins, Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection . Greer 101, The third finest example known based on TPG holder designations but frankly, I believe this is the second finest given the NGC MS61 example has been dipped out. The finest example is the Bob Simpson/Eugene Gardner PCGS AU58 CAC example which brought in excess of $20,000 at its Eugene Gardner sale. This example is old time crusty original with a fully toned over reverse mark. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. PCGS label reads, "Arrows DDO FS-2101". A detailed inspection is possible by visiting CoinFacts and the Double Die Obverse variety designation; this is the PCGS plate coin.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
MS62 PCGS
29677879
F-119
Original $500 Original, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection.. Accurately graded at the assigned MS62 level. Surfaces offer residual luster under bright light though a tad muted. Faint rose/gold is seen throughout the obverse and reverse. Strike is typical with weakness in the upper left wreath. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with serial number 29677879. .
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
AU50 raw
F-102
Choice $225 Choice Original, Misplaced Digit in Denticles, Light Gray, Silver Luster.. I've studied this dime carefully given the PCGS opinion of Code 97 Environmental Damage/AU Details. The fields and devices are nearly problem free with no obvious signs of porosity or marks. Due to paper envelope storage, the surfaces have acquired a deep rose gray patina that is darker on the obverse than reverse. Rims are bold and indicates that this dime saw limited circulation. My assessment is that this dime is not strictly original due to the surface "sheen". A circulated dime that is strictly original should offer dull gray or gray/brown surfaces rather than the glossy gray/rose coloring seen here. Having said that, this piece should be "market acceptable" due to rarity and the essentially mark free surfaces. A stereo microscope review with bright light source reveals some extremely faint surface porosity that was not seen with a 10x loupe.
Seated 10c 1874 1874
With Arrows
AU58 raw
F-101a
Choice $315 Choice Original, Frosty Surfaces, Satiny Light Gold Luster, Accurately Graded. An important two year With Arrows typce coin and a perfect selection of a Whitman or Dansco album based set. Frosty surfaces are choice and covered with faint gold hues that darken near the rims. There are no blemishes to discuss. Luster is satiny texture due to being struck with eroded dies. A top quality Seated dime that needs a new home.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
Polished Arrows
MS Details NGC
4189872002
TOP #62
F-106
Original $24500 Polished Arrows, Finest of Four Known, Struck From Mirrored Dies, Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Greer 102, Polished Arrows. The finest known with research strongly suggesting this piece was struck during a Philadelphia mint experiment to gang arrows and date digits on the same punch. The experiment failed and a few specimens escaped the mint after the die were poorly reworked. Please allow me to walk GFRC customers through this dime's history. Brian Greer listed a "No Arrows" variety in his Seated Dime Guidebook during 1992. Greer indicated that "The arrows have either been filled in the die or were weakly punched and show only very faintly." This variety was discovered by James Skwarek and is considered extremely rare, as only two examples are currently known (this is 1992). A close study of the plate coin, as purchased at the 2003 FUN show, suggests an alternate theory for the presence of faint arrows. First, the plate coin was produced from polished dies and is prooflike. This suggests that the plate coin is from an early striking from a new set of dies. The digits in the date appear to be punched at least twice. The first date punch, as seen under the base of all four digits in the date, is weak and suggests that the die in the area of the date and arrows was polished. The polishing is most evident on the top of the 7 and 4 digits in conjunction with the left and right arrows. It is unknown as to why the mint employee attempted to remove the date and arrows by die polishing. After the polishing of the date area, a second attempt is made to repunch the date digits only. Evidence of the second punching of the date is clearly visible at the base of each digit. Since few examples are known, the Philadelphia mint employees at the steam press may have rejected this obverse die upon discovering that the arrows were very faint or not present. All 1874 dimes were struck with arrows, as required by law. The question now becomes that of how many examples were struck from this obverse die and released into circulation. Brian Greer indicated at the 2003 FUN, upon seeing the above plate coin, that the James Skwarek piece was the only one seen and was in a lower circulated grade. Fast forward to 2016 and currently housed in NGC MS Details holder with large font label. This is the finest of four examples known. This dime is original and the highly polished die surfaces confuse the TPG graders. PCGS has graded it questionable color in the past. This piece was originally purchased in an old white ANACS AU58 holder but cracked out as clearly mint state.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
MS64 PCGS
21497792
F-107
Choice New Price
$1300
Choice Original, Mirrored Cartwheel Luster, Birmingham Collection.. Always in demand as type coin due to the with arrows variety. Surfaces radiate a substantial amount of cartwheel luster under bright light and could be deemed proof like. Soft gold patina at the rims well frames the lustrous centers. There are a few obverse field ticks that resulted in the MS64 grade being assigned...otherwise, this dime has sufficient luster to be graded MS65. Reverse die is cracked with die cracks throughout the wreath devices. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert; serial number 21497792. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1874CC 1874-CC
With Arrows
AU Details PCGS
33104339
F-101
Market Acceptable $19000 Seated Dime Series Key Date, Mark Free Surfaces, Thick Old Paper Envelope Patina.. Every Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark collector requires the very challenging 1874 Carson City date. Mintage is tiny 10,817 pieces with essentially all entering circulation and suffering environmental damage. Breen stated that the 1874-CC dime was extremely rare with "possibly 6-8 known". Today, we know that maybe a 100 or more pieces have survived but nearly all are found with surface problems that include severe porosity and special treatments to improve appearance and marketability. The appearance of an 1874-CC dime to the marketplace without surface problems is always significant event. The offered specimen is indeed important given the problem free surfaces and high grade. It's provenance is well documented in the July 1990 issue of the Gobrecht Journal. David Finkelstein reported visiting a Michigan collector on May 18th, 1990 who had accumulated a massive amount of complete Seated half dime and dime sets. David reported viewing 8 set of Liberty Seated dimes with two complete sets and three nearly complete sets. The current consignor of this piece bought the coin directly from this Michigan collector in the mid 1990s and kept the dime in a brown paper envelope for years. Now he has decide to release the dime to the marketplace and consign to GFRC.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS63 PCGS
14018375
F-121
Choice $250 Chin Whiskers, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Crusty Gray/Gold/Ebony Patina, Accurately Graded . An offerings for collectors who enjoy crusty original silver coins. This 1875 dime is fully struck with no device weak points whatsoever. Mint frost is evident under the crusty gray gold patina while the reverse is covered with thick ebony gray along with intermixed golden hues. I don't see any blemishes. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder and accurately graded.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
AU50 raw
F-105
R4
Original $110 New January 21! Repunched 18, Original Gray-Rose Patina, Wire Obverse Rims, Indiana Collection. An original example of the 1875 F-105 variety with bold repunching under the base of the 1 digit and faint repunching under the lower loupe of the 8 digit. Surfaces are covered with uniform gray patina. Denomination weakness within the central reverse is due to poor reverse die hubbing and not strike.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
AU50 raw
F-123a
Original HOLD
$120
New February 14! Cracked Reverse at 7:00, Original Surfaces, Finest F-123a Example Seen to Date, Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
Below Wreath
MS63
PCGS
30479325
F-108
Choice $1475 Choice Original, Lustrous Gray/Rose, Accurately Graded.. The Below Wreath 1875 Carson City struck dimes still have a low TPG population in mint state after three decades of certification. This offering is a no question original example with full mint luster and metal stress lines throughout obverse and reverse. Surfaces are fully blemish free and only the luster keeps this piece from attaining a higher mint state grade. Obverse die is eroded while the reverse die is cracked throughout the left and right wreath for the F-108 variety. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and approved by CAC. Holder serial number is 30479325. I hope you might consider this example for an advanced collection as so choice.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
Below Wreath
MS63 PCGS
5737952
F-101
Original New Price
$700
Original, Even Crusty Gray Patina, Birmingham Collection.. The obverse on this Below Wreath dime exhibits a rich crusty gray patina with considerable luster peeking through. The reverse is lovely even silver gray with lavendar highlights. This specimen is fully struck from eroded dies as is quite comment for Below Wreath dimes. Blemishes are limited to one fully toned over faint lines on the obverse, otherwise mark free. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Birmingham Collection and ready for inclusion in a new advanced date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1875S 1875-S
In Wreath
MS63 PCGS
30941080
F-105
Choice New Price
$465
Choice Original, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Central California Collection.. I seem to have an affinity for 1875 San Francisco In Wreath dimes and this example is definitely worth considering. One immediately notes the original surfaces with a thin skin of rose/gold patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is so typical for the F-105 variety with partial head and weakness in the lower shield and rock immediately to the left. The reverse is better struck with the diagnostic die crack in the lower right wreath (see web-book for more information). A close inspection with 10x loupe revealed no blemishes. Overall, a strictly original and fully problem free example of the In Wreath variety for the selective collector. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with serial number 30941080.
Seated 10C 1875S 1875-S
In Wreath
MS64 PCGS OGH
4544219
F-105a
Original $1500 Original, Incredible Golden Luster, Late Die State Cracks.. Satiny surfaces with booming luster is the best way to described this high grade San Francisco In Wreath dime. Obverse strike is typical for the variety with soft head and lower shield device details. The reverse is perfect illustration of the F-105a die state with bold die cracks and the small rim cud at 9:00. This dime does have faint roller marks on the reciprocating obverse and reverse. The obverse roller marks can be seen on the lower shield and at the upper left reverse. Housed in PCGS old green holder which adds some charm to the coin. Few collectors realize that high grade mint state 1875-S In Wreath dimes are as scarce as the earlier 1873-S and 1874-S dates.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type I Reverse
AU53 raw
Original $85 Crusty Original Patina, Unlisted, Accurately Graded. . A no question strictly original 1876 Philadelphia strike with Type I reverse. Surfaces are covered with uniform crusty gray toning. The obverse shift to an even gold under bright light. Several fully toned over blemishes are seen on the obverse by Liberty's hair curls and in the right field. Regardless, the crusty original toning dominates during inspection.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
MS60 raw
F-120
R4
Market Acceptable $100 New January 21! Repunched 1 and 6 Digits, Discovery and Web-Book Plate Coin, Old Clean, Gold Retoning, Indiana Collection. An opportunity to acquire a Liberty Seated dime die variety discovery piece and web-book plate coin all in one purchase. The 1876 Type 1 reverse F-120 variety features rotated die punch repunching on the 1 and 6 digits. This repunching was first identified by Dr. Tim Cook and submitted for publication in the web-book with this example offered today. This dime has been lightly cleaned in the past and has recovered with uniform gold patina throughout obverse and reverse. Under bright light, some of the old cleaning hairlines still remain. I've decided to assign a market acceptable quality rating with a more detailed description as found here.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type I Reverse
MS61 raw
F-107
Choice $175 Original, Olive/Gray Patina, Eye Appeal, Bright Light Performance.. An attractive Seated dime with considerable eye appeal and superb bright light performance. The surfaces are no question mint state and covered with a uniform olive/gray or aquamarine colored patina. Adding a light source brings about a transition to sky blue obverse center that is framed with gold surrounding the legend. The reverse has a light golden glow under bright light. Strike is impressive for an 1876 dime with only a tad of weakness at the upper left wheat grains. In summary, perfectly original, attractive toning, near full strike but an obverse surface blemish between Liberty's head and cap that is difficult to see and fully toned over. I believe the pricing is fair for the quality.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type I Reverse
MS64 PCGS
20463095
F-108
Choice New Price
$375
Choice Original, Even Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Central California Collection.. Locating 1876 Type I reverse examples is fairly easy. But locating choice original does take some patience when considering the combination of strike, originality and eye appeal. This piece offers a nice balance of all three selection criteria. Surfaces are obviously original and are covered with a light to medium silver gray coloring that is a bit more mottled on the reverse. Strike is excellent as all head details and reverse devices being completely defined. In terms of eye appeal, this piece has that wholesome untouched appearance that matches my expectation for what an original silver coin should look like. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert; serial number 20463095.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type I Reverse
AU50 raw
F-124
Original $110 Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Surfaces are strictly original with a uniform layer of medium gray patina. The strike is bold and complete. The F-124 reverse diagnostic are evident under 10x loupe inspection. There are obverse rim nicks and a blemish between AME(RIC)A and the rim that are completely toned over but accounted for in the asking price. I believe this Carson City centennial dime has a decent shot at TPG certification.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type I Reverse
AU53 PCGS
32004014
F-133
Original $165 Repunched Right C, Crusty Original Gray Patina.. An R5 variety that was discovered in the past few years. The right C in the mintmark has been repunched with extra metal visible above the top loop. Surfaces are strictly original with crusty gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Don't miss out on this opportunity as pricing is reasonable. This piece is in a later die state with strong repunching above the right C mintmark. The "horn" on top left side of the mintmark is hidden by verdigris.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type I Reverse
AU55 raw
TOP #74
F-111
R4
Cleaned $235 Misplaced 76 Digits, Reflective Surfaces, Scarce, Top 100 Varieties #74. . Mint States details but old surface wipe/polish renders the surfaces bright. Net graded AU50 and still a very desirable Top 100 Varieties dime. The 1876-CC die varieties are by far the most popular of all Seated dime dates with the 76 Misplaced Date being a top favorite.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type I Reverse
AU55 raw
F-131
Choice $185 Pimple Rusted Dies, Choice Original, Conservative Grading. Wow! What a great example of the F-131 Carson City Pimple Rust Die variety. Surfaces are choice original with just light rub. Rich ebony/gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. I've seen several examples of this variety at in the AU grade level with the same coloring and reflective surfaces. Strike is complete regardless of the badly rusted dies. There are no blemishes whatsoever. A great piece for a Seated dime variety collection demonstrating the poor die management conditions at the Carson City mint during 1876.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
AU58 raw
TOP #74
F-111 FS-301
Cleaned HOLD
$200
New February 14! Misplaced Digits in Gown, Cleaned, ANACS Detailed Holder. Housed in ANACS gold holder with AU58 Cleaned designation. Strong strike with white surfaces but no hairlines. Indiana Collection
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Gen (AU50) PCGS
31556823
F-131
Choice $145 Pimple Die Obverse, Original AU Surfaces, Another PCGS Grading Casualty, West Coast Collection. Another 1876 Carson City dime that ends up in a mistakely graded PCGS holder. PCGS struggles with rusted die surfaces on many of the 1876-CC DDO F-107 strikes along with the Pimple Die obverse on F-131. The surfaces have the appearance of environmental damage when the exact opposity is true. The dime is original AU with uniform gray patina that that shifts to golden hues under a light source. The die states is early for the variety as I've seen much later die rusted examples. There are no blemishes whatsoever and strike complete. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with Genuine designation. 1876 Carson City dimes just don't get an respect.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type I Reverse
MS64 NGC
2653307003
TOP #73
F-110
R5
Choice $2450 Repunched 18, Choice Original, Condition Census, Top 100 Varieties #73. . Freshly graded with Fortin Top 100 labeling on NGC holder. One of the finest known for the variety. Surfaces are completely choice and covered with light rose/gols patina throughout obverse and reverse coupled with nice satiny luster. Strike is full with complete head details along with entire reverse wreath devices being completely defined. This offering is the second highest graded piece seen other than the NGC MS65 in my personal collection. Price list images are temporary and cropped from pictures initially supplied by the consignor. An opportunity for the advanced Seated dime collector and those building Top 100 Varieties sets. Housed in new NGC holder with serial number 2653307-003.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type II
MS64
PCGS
03190357
TOP #75
F-101
Gem $3450 Gem Frosty Original, Rare Type II Reverse, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 4, I really dislike the thought of selling this incredible 1876 Carson City Type II Reverse dime. For those new to Liberty Seated dime varieties, only one die pairing is known with a Type II reverse die. This variety is listed in Cherrypickers and part of the Top 100 Varieties set. Locating examples in any grade will be most challenging. The offered piece is within the condition census. Mint frost luster drips off this incredible piece. Strike is hammered with every hair curl and reverse wreath details being crisp and fully defined. Eye appeal is 5 Stars. PCGS grading is conservative given the old generation holder. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads "Type 2 Rev FS-901 (FS-005). No one should be surprised with the CAC approval given the gem surfaces and substantial eye appeal. If this piece has old time bullsye toning, then a Gold CAC may have been possible considering the bold luster. Ready for a new home in an advanced Top 100 Collection. I'm so sad to see this piece go.....
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
Type I Reverse
AU58 raw
F-106
Original $215 Original Light Gray, Cracked Obverse, Web-book Plate Coin.. A distinctive seated dime with heavily cracked obverse and poorly hubbed denomination and well illustrates the F-106 variety. I've used this piece as the web-book plate coin. Surfaces are an even light gray with some toning at the rims and mildly lustrous. The piece was probably dipped at some point but devices show no traces of wear and the fields are pristine. It is doubtful that I will ever upgrade the F-106 images so this piece will be a plate coins for years to come.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type II Reverse
AU53 PCGS
33544041
F-107
Choice $130 Choice Original, Attractive Pastel Toning, Early Die State, Accurately Graded. Lovely pastel toning adorns this early die state 1878 Type II F-107 strike as there are no die cracks on the reverse. Both obverse and reverse are covered in soft rose and blue patina. Strike is essentialy complete with no blemishes worth mentioning. Freshly grade and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Overall, a pretty 1878 dime that is a slightly better date.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type II Reverse
MS66
PCGS
50073913
Gem $2450 New January 9! Ex Gene Gardner, Premium Gem, Condition Census, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A colorfully toned, premium gem that was formerly part of the Eugene Gardner Collection and now reentering the market. The obverse exhibits violet and blue-green patina, while the reverse is moderately lighter in color with electric blue, mint-green, purple, and orange hues. Frosty luster radiates from the surfaces while the primary devices are fully struck. This gem is extremely attractive in-hand or under a light source. PCGS population report indicates (3) in MS66 with (3) at the MS67 grade level and only (1) at MS68. Definitely a condition censensus opportunity for the advanced collector. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is completely warranted.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
PF63 NGC
1517902008
Original $585 Original, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. . Don't I like old time album ring toning on proof Seated dimes. This 1878 example is no question original and accurately graded. When viewing straight on, one sees untoned centers nicely framed by dark blue rings with some rose and golden hues mixed in. Under bright light, the mirror kick in and activate the toning with ample reflections. The assigned NGC grade captures an interruption in the toning at (A)MERICA and a few wispy obverse hairlines. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1879 1879
PF64 NGC
1576607004
F-102
Choice $885 Normal Date. Proof Dies, Rich Rose/Gold.. This Seated dime proof offers nicely mirrored fields that are covered with an even rose/gold patina. Under bright light, the fields are sharp with color explosion. I believe the grade is limited by several tiny micro lines in the right field by (UNI)TED otherwise blemish free. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert; serial number 1576607-004.
Seated 10C 1881 1881
PF64 NGC
1286133004
F-101
R3
Choice $825 Choice Example, Watery Untoned Mirrors, Accurately Grade, Florida Collection.. A near gem 1881 F-101 example with untoned watery proof surfaces. A few faint obverse hairlines keep this piece out of PF65 designation. Strike is crisp. Separating the 1881 F-101 from F-102 die pairings can be challenging and requires careful inspection of the left base of 1 digit with respect to the "0" denticle. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
MS65
NGC
152158003
Gem $850 Unlisted, Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded.. An incredibly beautiful Liberty Seated dime for collectors of strict originality and eye appealing toning. The GFRC images accurately capture the in hand appearance and mottled rose/blue coloring. Under bright light, the bold luster kicks in and further accentuates this pretty patina. Strike is complete with complete head details, crisp legend letters and all design elements in the reverse wreath including the problematic upper left wheat grains. There are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with serial number 152158-003. CAC approval is icing on this lovely piece of eye candy.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
MS63
NGC Fatty
201316012
F-112
Choice $295 Near Gem Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Huge Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded.. Don't I enjoy handling accurately Seated coinage in early NGC Fatty holders. Though a common Philadelphia date, this 1882 dime offers mirrored fields and lots of pastel colored luster under bright light. This is a perfectly original piece with no blemishes whatsoever. Appearance and behavior is more consistent with a proof strike rather than circulation strike. This lovely Seated dime must be viewed with a light source to appreciate its beauty. The F-112 die variety features a broken top 2 digit in the date punch. Housed in NGC Fatty holder. Please give this dime special consideration.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
MS63 NGC
4207689002
F-104
Gem HOLD
$395
New January 28! Gem Original, Glowing Satiny Luster, Undergraded, Osprey Collection. When I first viewed this 1882 dime in raw state, my thought was possible MS65 grade once submitted to TPG. Well, I was too optimistic or NGC was much to conservative and believe the latter is probably the case. This Philadelphia strike is gorgeous with satiny cartwheel luster and a host of colors that tickle the eyes. Strike is complete with reverse die cracks consistent with F-104 die pairing attribution. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. A superb Liberty Seated dime that will please the selective collector as undergraded in current holder.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
PF66 UCAM NGC
1727340011
F-101
Gem $2450 Gem Proof, Deep Mirrors, Eye Appeal, Birmingham Collection.. An incredible dime with the appearance of being struck yesterday. Fields are fully mirrored with natural "watery" texture and completely blemish free. Mintage amounts to 1,100 piece coupled with a high survival rate. Checking CoinFacts, the graded population peaks at the PF63/PF64 level due to long ago handling issues and at the PF66 level, few are available with Ultra Cameo designation and appearance. A CoinFacts check indicates the following (1) DCAMPF64, (1) DCAMPF65, (1) DCAMPF66 and (1) DCAMPF67 for PCGS graded examples. This NGC Ultra Cameo last sold in during July 2003 at Heritage auction and brought ~ $2000 while a more recent NGC Ultra Cameo sale (June 2010) brought $2990. Pricing these high end grade rarities is challenging but the present asking price does appear to be reasonable. Housed in old NGC holder with traditional ring insert; serial number 1727340-011.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS65 PCGS
21167100
F-122
Gem $785 Gem Original, Thick Multi Color Toning, New Die Pairing (F-122), Florida Collection. . When first attributing this gem 1883 dime, it seemed that the date was position far right. Making a Denticle Ruler measurement resulted in DR 1R and a new die pairing for the web-book. This is a no question gem dime with thick multi color toning coupled with strong luster that radiates copper and light gray, gold and aquamarine shades. This is how a 130 year old piece of silver should look when natural and untouched. Strike is nearly full with only the upper wheat grains being a tad soft. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Serial number 21167100.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS64 PCGS
82437686
F-114
Gem HOLD
$425
New February 1! Gem Original, Bold Strike, Glowing Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Complete 3 digit in date punch. 1883 dimes are occasionally seen with a broken bottom loop on the 3 digit or at minimum, weakness in the lower loop. The F-114 die pairing features a bold date punch with deeply impressed 3 digit in the date. At first glance, one might think this example is a proof issue due to a crisp strike, wire rims and old time coloring. Closely inspection confirms the PCGS designation of a business strike. I've assigned a Gem quality rating as this piece is special with glowing satiny cartwheel luster that well highlights the aquamarine and gold patina. I like this offering so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A super offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
AU55 raw
F-105
Market Acceptable HOLD
$210
Frosty Luster, Light Obverse Wipe, Residual Eye Appeal.. A date that is always difficult to locate and in demand. This 1884 San Francisco struck F-105 example is even white with substantial remaining luster though the obverse has been lightly wiped with some micro hairlines being seen under bright light. The reverse is fully original and well struck. Perfect for the collector who wants a mint state appearance at a value price.
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
AU55 ANACS OWH
830358
F-102
R3
Original $335 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, New Jersey Collection.. An old time 1884 San Francisco dime that has been housed in early generation ANACS while holder for decades. In hand appearance is well illustrated by the GFRC images. Surfaces are toned a thick mottled gray with some rose hues. Bright light viewing melts the thick patina and results in substantial luster being exposed along with rose/gold fields. Strike is well executed on the reverse with fully defined wreath devices. Obverse strike is nearly completed with only a tad of softness at the head. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in early ANACS old white holder with serial number 8303658.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
AU53  ANACS
2482810
F-104
Original $85 Original Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Old White Holder. Thick original medium gray patina with brilliant rose covers the surfaces. Under light, the reflective surfaces accentuate the toning. There is an old obverse mark in the right field that is completely toned over.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS64 NGC
4237485020
F-103a
Original $375 Business Strike from Proof Dies, Choice Original.. If originality is your cup of tea, then please consider this lovely 1886 dime. Surfaces are perfectly original with mottled golden toning that quickly melts under bright light. The F-103 die pair is first employed for proof strike then reuse for business strikes. This example offers bold flashy luster under bright light and cartwheel appearance. Strike is absolutely complete including the pesky upper left wheat grains. I don't see any blemishes to mention here. Housed in new new holder with edge view insert; serial number 4237485-020. A quality Liberty Seated that has lots going for it.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
AU50 raw
Original $60 Original, Shattered Reverse, Unlisted, Upstate New York Collection.. Original surfaces are covered with uniform copper gray patina. This a late die state example with heavily cracked reverse. Strike is nearly complete. There are no distracting blemishes to note.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS60 raw
F-108
Cleaned $110 New February 14! Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Dipped, Even White, Indiana Collection. No wear is seen. Frosty surfaces but has been dipped several times. A difficult variety to cherrypick.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS63
PCGS OGH
2320935
F-116
Choice $395 New January 11! Near Gem, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Peripheral Gold and Blue Toning, Conservative Grading. A superior 1886 Philadelphia strike with frosty cartwheel luster and attractive peripheral toning. Old album gold and blue surrounds the obverse legend and date while the reverse has more extended toning across the lower wreath. GFRC images are excellent with color replication but leave a look to be desired in terms of capturing luster. This gorgeous 1886 dime offers bold luster and will tickle the eyes. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS65 PCGS
3756017
F-115
Gem $750 Gem Original, Lustrous Pastel Toning, Fully Struck, Former Birmingham Collection.. This is the second time that GFRC has the pleasure to offer this lovely 1886 Seated dime. Initially sold out of the Birmingham Collection and now upgrade and back on the market. Pastel toning is the highlight with intermixed aquamarine, gold and rose coloring on the obverse and mottled gray, ebony and rose on the reverse. Bright light viewing exposes the luster and accentuates the colors. The overall strike is crisp with no signs of weakness. Same for blemishes as none were seen. If this dime has just a bit more flashy luster, then it would be a candidate for MS66 designation. In the current PCGS holder, it is accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert; serial number 3756017.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
MS62 PCGS
27359080
Choice $265 New February 1! Vibrant Aquamarine Luster, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Satiny aquamarine luster is the highlight of this lovely 1887 Philadelphia struck Seated dime. Strike is complete except for the pesky upper left wheat grains on the reverse. Grading is accurate. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder with edge view insert. A solid offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670
Gem $750 New January 10! Ex. Birmingham Collection, Gem Original, Satiny Aquamarine Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A gem 1887 Philadelphia Seated dime that offers satiny cartwheel luster as the primary attractive. Obverse is covered with a layer of transparent aquamarine patina that adds faint golden hues when view under bright light. The reverse is similar with the golden coloring being more dominant at the rims. Strike is 100% complete with bold obverse devices including a full head. Reverse strike is also fully impressed including the pesky upper left wheat grains that are a chronic issue for With Legend dimes. Let's discuss the recent provenance; first consigned by the Birmingham Collection during late 2014 and acquired by the Woodlands Collection. Now it is back on the market and should receive strong consideration. It will take considerable searching to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A top quality offeing from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU50 PCGS
29763173
F-101
Original $85 Original Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Grade, West Coast Collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU53 raw
F-108
Original $75 Crusty Original, Gray/Ebony Patina, Residual Luster. An attractive 1887 San Francisco strike that offers crusty gray and ebony toned surfaces. This is a perfectly original specimen and so near receiving a choice designation. There is a fully toned obverse blemish near the cap that requires me to simply classify this piece as original. Viewing under bright light is a pleasure due to residual luster.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU55 raw
F-106
Market Acceptable $120 Cracked Reverse, Reflective Surfaces, Well Struck. An attractive 1887 San Francisco strike that probably has dipped at some point but now an even light gray. Remaining details are at the AU58 level since little wear is seen. However, I've net graded to AU55 and priced accordingly. Strike is essentially complete with the left wreath die cracks being obvious under a 10x loupe.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
MS63 raw
F-116
Original $295 Strictly Original, Misplaced 8 with Rainbow Toning.. A lovely seated dime that is fully struck with reflective fields and original rainbow toning that collectors seek. Placing dime light releases a full range of color with obverse peripheral golds changing to blue/green at center. Reverse has peripheral blues that transition to rose then gold at the center. I don't see wear on this dime and comfortable grading it MS63 in raw state.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
AU50 raw
F-107
Original $65 Original Crusty Gray, Blemish Free Surfaces, Conservative Grading. A strictly original 1888 Philadelphia strike with uniform crusty gray surfaces. Strike weakness is the rule for many later date Philadelphia dimes as seen on this example. Conservative grading based on wear alone.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS66 PCGS
50029230
F-111
Choice New Price
$797
Misplaced 8 in Base, Proof Like, Gem Toning, Birmingham Collection.. Rich gold and aquamarine patina covers this exceptional 1888 dime. Fully struck and attractive. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with serial number 50029230. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS66
PCGS
25688726
F-116
Gem $1375 Gem Original and Pastel Toning, Frosty Luster, Woodlands Collection.. What an exceptional 1888 dime from the Woodlands collection! Upon viewing this lovely dime for the first time, one immediately notes the bold frosty luster that accentuates the nearly transparent patina. Eye appeal is high whether viewing in hand or swirling under bright light. In hand coloring is a combination of light pastels including aquamarine and gold shades. Add a light source and the fun kicks in. The frosty cartwheel luster is activated with the coloring becoming much more vivid. This piece is fully struck with full head details and well defined wheat grains in the upper left wreath. Housed in fresh 2015 style PCGS holder with serial number 25688726. A superb specimen that belong in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
PF62 NGC
1575755004
F-101
Original $450 Proof Strike, Deep Gun Metal Gray/Blue.. Definitely conservative grading on this proof dime as the mirrors are alive under bright light. In hand, the toning is a deep gun metal gray/blue but under light the mirror fields turn sky blue and rose gold. A 10x loupe inspection reveals a few random micro hairlines but not enough to justify a PF62 grade. Housed in older NGC holder with standarf ring insert; serial number 1575755-004. .
Seated 10C 1888S 1888-S
MS63 NGC
676547004
F-110
Original New Price
$645
Frosty White, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded.. The 1888 San Francisco date has always been challenging to locate in mint state but GFRC seems to be able to bring pieces to market. This offering sports frosty white surfaces that are very well struck. All head details are crisp as are the reverse devices. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed 1-2 tiny hairlines on the obverse that are consistent with the assigned grade...I'm being picky and thorough. Housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1888S 1888-S
AU58 raw
F-111
Original $250 Original, Pretty Rose/Gold Patina, Ample Luster, Conservative Grading. A lovely 1888 San Francisco dime with considerable eye appeal and attractively toned surfaces. There is just a slight amount of rub on the Liberty's left breast that brought about the AU58 grade assignment to be conservative. Otherwise, I could easily see this colorful Seated dime residing in an MS62 holder. Overall strike is well executed with sharp devices including the obverse legend. 1888 San Francisco dimes become scarce in mint state grades.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
AU58 raw
F-126
Choice $175 New February 14! Misplaced 18 Digits in Shield, Frosty Luster, Light Gray, Blemish Free, Indiana Collection. One of the nicer examples seen for this variety and better than the www.seateddimevarieties plate coin. Two sets of 18 digits are misplaced in the lower shield. Someone should immediately buy this lovely dime as fairly graded and priced.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS63
NGC
4189859003
F-117
Choice $365 Choice Original, Frosty Light Gray, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Variety Reference Set. A near gem example at the assigned MS63 grade level. The F-117 die pairing plate coins in the online Liberty Seated dime web-book resource. Fully struck with no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. A marvelous example for an important pedigree.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS64
NGC
3102384011
F-120
Gem $465 Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine/Rose Patel Toning, Conservative Grading. A gem original 1889 Philadelphia strike that is so deserving of CAC approval. Glowing cartwheel luster couple with pretty pastel colors dominate the eye appeal. Obverse strike is nicely executed while the reverse die is weak and cracked results in some shallow relief to the reverse strike. This piece is essentially blemish free and so atttractive. Housed in newer NGC holder. GFRC images are unable to capture the bold cartwheel luster found on both obverse and reverse.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
PF65CAM PCGS
03622188
F-101
Gem $1950 Gem Original, Mirrored Cameo Fields, Essentially Untoned. Gerry Fortin Collection.. A wonderful cameo example with watery mirrors and bold reflections under bright light. Surfaces are untoned except for a very faint layer of localize gold that the camera and image processing have enhanced. Full struck with not blemishes as one would expect with the PF65 assigned grade. PCGS population reports indicates (8) in PF65 Cameo while CAC has only approved (2) in PF65. This is one of the finest available at this grade level. Housed in early PCGS "Series" blue label holder and approved by CAC.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
AU50 raw
TOP #90
F-105
Original $85 Misplaced Digit in Gown, Strictly Original Surfaces, Top 100 Varieties #90. There is considerable remaining luster on this nice 1890 Philadelphia strike that also happens to be one of the Top 100 misplaced digit entries for the date. Obverse is nice and frosty while the reverse has golden patina throughout. Strike is above average for a With Legend design dime. There are several obverse blemishes that are not distracting. Fairly priced for the variety and Top 100 status.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS61 NGC
4189859005
F-116
Choice $195 Near Gem Original, Liberty Seated Dime Web-Book Plate Coin, Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading.. A lovely 1890 Philadelpha strike that was employed as the F-116 die variety plate coin in the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors reference at www.seateddimevarieties.com. I bought this piece raw as an MS63 and was quite surprised with the NGC assigned grade of MS61. This piece is completely choice and closer to MS63 than MS61. Going through the crack out and resubmission loop does not make a lot of sense, especially when this piece is viewed in hand. Fields offer fiery golden luster under a light source and there are no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is essentially complete with only the upper left wreat wheat grains lacking crisp definition. Housed in newer NGC holder. An opportunity to acquire a web-book plate coin at a fair price.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS62
NGC
4189859004
F-108
Choice $295 Misplaced Digits in Lower Shield, Choice Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Accurately Graded. A wonderful crusty original 1890 dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are choice, blemish free and offer considerable luster for the assigned grade. The top loops of a 9 and 0 digits are visible in the lower shield. The extra 9 digit is located between shield lines 4 and 5 while the top loop of the 0 digit is located between shield lines 8 and 9. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval; conservative grading by NGC. A top quality offering and www.seateddimevarieties.com web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS62
PCGS
30624388
F-102a
Choice $235 Choice Original, Prior Proof Dies, Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely deserved. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS65
NGC
372301002
F-109
Gem New Price
$825
Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Transparent Copper/Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Colorado Collection. Yes, 1890 Philadelphia strikes are considered to be a common date in the Liberty Seated dime series. When locating gem mint state examples, I tend to shy away from blast while pieces and attempt to add examples with superior toning. This offering from the Colorado Collection definitely meets my standards. Cartwheel luster is bold and brash while the patina is a transparent copper blue. Strike is nearly full on obverse with a slight weakness at the top of Liberty's head along with incomplete wheat grains at the upper left wreath. Regardless, this piece is a flat out gem that will please even the most selective collector. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Conservative grading along with a Green CAC bean to validate the eye appeal. I love this piece and believe you will also.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS66
PCGS
26595718
F-104a
Gem $1350 Gem Original, Creamy Satin Patina, Proof Dies Origination, Florida Collection.. An exceptional Liberty Seated dime with radiate creamy luster that is no question original. The circulation strike dies used to coin this specimen were initially used for proof strikes. Strike is better than average for later date With Legend dimes but there is weakness in the upper left wreath as is so common. I really like this dime as the creamy luster is stunning. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this piece.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
PF63
NGC Fatty
215471020
F-101a
Choice $675 Choice Original, Nice Mirrors, Struck from Business Strike Dies.. We typically expect proof dies to be reused for circulation strikes but in the case of the 1890 F-101 die pairing, circulation strike dies were polished and employed for proof strikes. The telltale diagnostic is a mint worker's attempt to tool out a faint reverse die crack on the circulation strike die. Please see the macro image taken from the web-book plate coin. The same diagnostic is available on this NGC PF63 example.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU55 Details PCGS
27363959
F-107
Cleaned $155 S/S Mintmark Right, Old Cleaning, Rare Repunched Mintmark Variety.. This is my favorite repunched mintmark for the Seated dime denomination. Mintmark is repunched right with traces of the serifs visible to right of final mintmark. Also the initial mintmark loops are visible inside the final mintmark consistent with the web-book macro image. Dime grades AU55 from wear perspective but is too light silver color for PCGS, thus the Code 92 assignment. There are no hairlines with the dime having more of a slightly polished look rather than being dull from cleaning. Regardless, this is an excellent example of the variety. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU50 PCGS
F-111
Market Acceptable $115 Cherrypicker Recognized MediumS/Small s, Light Gray.. A nice 1890 San Francisco example with even light gray patina and considerable luster under light. The Cherrypicker's Guide list this variety as a Medium S over Small S and placed a premium when located. In my web-book, the Medium S/Small S conclusion is not supported as I believe the artifact in the upper loop of the Medium S is actually on the mintmark punch. There is some confusion about this variety. This example is being sold as a typical 1890-S date without any premium.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU55 PCGS
30624389
F-102
Original $185 Double Die Obverse, Original Ebony Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU58 raw
TOP #93
F-109
R3
Cleaned $135 Misplaced Date Obverse, Light Gold Patina, Top 100 Varieties #93.. This is the first 1890 San Francisco F-109 variety handled at GFRC and an important Top 100 Varieties candidate. The extra top loop of a 9 digit is easily seen to the right of the scroll end. This example has essentially no wear but has been dipped. Surfaces are now retoning with light gold patina that appears to be more red than gold in the images. There is one very thin line on the reverse in the left wreath mentioned for completeness but difficult to see even with 10x loupe. Since this dime is not strictly original, then I've priced at slihgtly above Top 100 price guide EF40 monies.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS62 NGC
4189862005
F-101
Choice $475 Choice Original for Variety, Misplaced 1 in Base, Challenging to Locate.. A pleasing Liberty Seated dime that is choice original including undisturbed surfaces covered with light gray patina. The F-101 die pairing is infrequently seen as my F-101 web-book plate coin was only an EF40 piece until locating this example. The misplaced 1 digit in the base is obvious on the obverse while the reverse appears to have been polished at least once since the triple repunching is no longer evident. I believe that this dime has an interim die state reverse between F-101 and F-101a whereby during F-101a, the reverse die is heavily polished and a significant portion of the devices details are removed and the mintmark being very weak. I've updated the F-101 webpage and used this dime as a plate coin. Definitely a dime for the advanced variety specialist. Housed in new NGC holder with serial number 4189862-005.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
AU50 raw
F-103
Original $125 Original, Clipped Planchet, Very Scarce. Darker original gray/brown patina covers both the obverse and ligher on reverse. Residual luster is evident under bright light. A difficult Liberty Seated dime error and time to pass this specimen to another collector
Seated 10C 1891 1891
MS65 PCGS
90003349
Choice $625 Unlisted Die Pair, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Birmingham Collection.. A stunning 1891 Philadelphia strike with thick frosty luster through obverse and reverse. Strike is essentially full except for the upper left wreath wheat grains. Die pairing is unlisted with some obvious reverse die cracks. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS64   PCGS
15385274
F-118
Original $495 Crusty Original Gray Patina, Early Die State, Florida Collection. A strictly original example with surfaces that are covered with a crusty thick gray patina. The obverse die cracks through Liberty's head, the cap and OF are visible under a loupe but not as dramatic as on the web-book plate coin. Under bright light the surfaces come alive with reflective blues mostly on the reverse. GFRC photography is unable to well illustrate this piece and you will have to use some imagination on the reflective fields. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
AU53 raw
F-120
Original $125 Original, Early Die State of Shattered Reverse, Proof Like, Web-book Plate Coin.. A wonderful early die state 1891-O dime with proof like obverse fields and a boldly struck reverse. Surfaces show minimal wear and ample luster. Used as web-book plate coin to illustrate difference between very early die state and later die state with shattered reverse. Buyer will be pleased with this specimen in their collection.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS65 PCGS OGH
4219100
F-113
Gem $1700 Crusty Gem Original, Old Green Holder, Gerry Fortin Collection.. One does not often see "crusty original" dimes graded MS65 but here is an example to consider. The strike is so well executed with bold devices throughout obverse and reverse. We surmise that many 1891 New Orleans dimes were struck on presses with high striking forces (for Morgans). In hand, the toning is dark but under bright light, this piece acquires a fiery red glow that is so attractive. Purchased during April 2007 from Warren Mills at Rare Coins of New Hampshire. Advanced collectors well know the quality coins sold by RCNH. Finally, this is also the Seated Dime web-book plate coin for the F-113 Repunched Date variety. Housed in PCGS old green holder; serial number 4219100
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS66 PCGS
25356979
TOP #96
F-106a
R3
Choice $3000 Heavily Clashed Dies, Repunched Date and Mintmark, Frosty Luster, Osprey Collection, Top 100 Varieties #96, Finest Known.. Wow! A very special GFRC offering considering that the PCGS population for 1891 New Orleans strikes is a meager (11) pieces. Then add in the heavily clashed dies, a repunched date, a repunched mintmark and finally, substantial obverse rim cudding that are the primary characteristics of the F-106a Top 100 Variety. As would be expected for an MS66 example, the luster is bold and frosty while the strike is hammered. Surfaces are completely untoned and without any traces of a single blemishe. This piece is for the advanced collector attempting to be build the finest Top 100 Varieties set as this must be the finest example extant for the variety. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder.