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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 135 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 16, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Large Stars
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
No Drapery
MS64
PCGS
33698966
F-110
R4
Gem $1800 New March 29! Gem Original, Cracked Obverse #2 Early Die State, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Gorgeous Old Album Radial Toning, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. An important offering of the Shattered Obverse #2 early die state that is a substantial challenge in mint state. The obverse of this lovely gem dime has the star 1 attribution point about touching the rock. A die crack proceeds from the right side of the shield on through the rock underneath Liberty's foot/sandal and exits to the rim. The reverse exhibts heavy die clashing upward from the E in DIME and right of the E in ONE. Superior eye appeal is the hallmark of this coin along with satiny luster. Both obverse and reverse centers are toned with a light orange gold that transitions to deep blues at the immediate rims. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A pleasing Liberty Seated dime offering from the Newtown Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Small Stars
AU53 raw
F-101
R2
Original $400 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 1838O 1838-O
Repunched Mintmark
AU55 PCGS
21922297
TOP #3
F-101
Choice $2300 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 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS64 PCGS
25690021
F-104
R5
Choice $1525 New March 30! Choice Original, New F-104 Die State Plate Coin, Flashy Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Heavily Polished Reverse Die, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. A stunning 1839 Liberty Seated dime that awoke my die variety researching spirit when first viewed. I have never seen an 1839 dime with such heavy reverse die polish lines as is the case for the Newtown example. Light wheat-gold toning is seen on the major devices while the fields are semi-prooflike. From a quality rating perspective, this is a near gem with only a few faint hairlines holding it back. I've listed the die marriage as F-104 as a small die line from denticles to STATE(S) is visible. This must be one of the first F-104 strikes as the reverse is uncracked and exhibits a myriad of delicate die polish lines in multiple directions. This example/die state has been added to the web-book as F-104. Later die states, for the same die pairing, were renamed as F-104a and F-104b. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and an impressive acquistion for the serious die variety specialist. This is yet another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
84741107
F-107
Choice $1285 Choice Original, Classic Gold-Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Very Pleasing. A gorgeous offering that deserves special consideration. This 1839 F-107 Seated dime is very well balanced with notable eye appeal. Undisturbed frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout obverse and reverses. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic copper gold and faint blue patina. Strike is well executed. This is a late die state F-107 example with bold die crack from 12:00 down through Liberty's head and stops at the gown line. Right field stars are also connected with die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the choice original surfaces, attractive grading and old time eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
AU55
PCGS
10960728
F-101
Choice HOLD
$945
New March 8! Small O, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Light Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. The 1839-O date is popular as a No Drapery New Orleans type coin and better struck than 1840-O specimens. Most available 1839 New Orleans strikes on the market are from the F-105 Large O die pairing. In frequently seen is the F-101 Small O which is the die variety and mintmark size offered here. Surfaces are fully choice and offer plenty of frosty luster. Eye appeal is well above average for the date and most recently holderd examples seen have unattractive toning or subtle issues. Light gold toning covers the obverse periphery while the reverse has a faint gold coloring. Metal flow lines are quite evident and illustrate the strict originality. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert plus fresh CAC approval. I've seen many 1839-O dimes in my collecting career and this F-101 example is well above average and worthy of an advanced collector. Asking price is fair as choice examples will trade above PCGS price guide. A quick of the GFRC Sales Archives indicates this is the finest F-101 to be offered by GFRC with others being only at the VF grade level.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
AU50 raw
TOP #14
F-108
R6
Market Acceptable $975 Huge O Variety, Rare Grade, Top 100 Varieties #14, Details Grade. 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 1840 1840
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
12600953
F-102
R2+
Choice $1300 New March 30! Near Gem Original, Light Pewter Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Let's start the description for this lovely 1840 F-102 No Drapery dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. PCGS grading is quite conservative as this dime is so well balanced in terms of originality, eye appeal and strike. When building my own Liberty Seated dime set, these parameters guided me to above average purchases for money spent. This 1840 dime fits the bill and would have been acquired if still in the market at the MS63/MS64 grade level. Surfaces are 100% original and covered transparent pewter-gold patina. Cartwheel luster is active with a frosty texture. Since this piece was struck from the early F-102 die pairing, the dies are fresh and the strike is hammered. Fields blemishes are to an abolute minimum. Housed in older blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A superior offering from the Newtown Collection that deserves immediate attention. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with the purchase.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
No Drapery
MS62 PCGS
81697805
TOP #15
F-103
Choice New Price
$845
Chin Whiskers, Choice Original, Steely Light Blue-Gold Luster, Eye Appeal, Top 100 Variety, Indiana Collection. Chin Whiskers. A popular Top 100 variety with heavy die polish lines from Liberty's chin to bare shoulder. This example is offers brilliant steely blue-gold luster with rose and violet hues on the reverse. Under bright light, the obverse patina melts exposing lightly mirrored fields. Conservative grading given the eye appeal and nice strike. Ideal for inclusion in an advanced Liberty Seated dime die varieties collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Please pay special attention to this Indiana Collection offering.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
3841310005
TOP #15
F-103
R3
Choice $875 Popular Chin Whiskers Variety, Attractive Rose-Gray Blue Toning, Highwood Collection, Top 100 Varieties Set Candidate. A popular Chin Whiskers example that is accurately graded. Original surfaces have acquired an old album rose-gray toning with deep blue at the rims. Bright light viewing is fun with glowing luster that is above the assigned MS62 grade. This piece is fully struck as; remember that 1840 No Drapery dimes are found with shallow die relief. The die polished lines (chin whiskers) are evident on the obverse image. A 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with serial number 3841310-005 and CAC approval. From the Highwood consignor and definitely a quality piece worthy of consideration.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
Large O
AU53 PCGS
29737128
F-101a
R4
Original $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 1841 1841
AU55 NGC
3055928073
F-108
Original $175 New April 5! Original, Light Gray, Residual Frosty Luster, Poston Collection. Early date With Stars example that provides residual frosty luster. Surfaces are original with some mint frost in the protected device areas. Closer to AU53 in terms of grading. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Another offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
MS64 NGC
323715002
F-109
R2
Choice $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 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 1842 1842
MS63
NGC Fatty
182317002
F-103
R6
Choice HOLD
$1450
New March 30! Very Rare F-103 No Obverse Cud Die State, Choice Original, Mirrored Fields, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. One never knows when a rare die variety or die state may turn up. Case in point is the gorgeous 1842 mint state dime that is housed in old NGC fatty holder with CAC approval. This dime walked up to the GFRC table at the Baltimore show and one look at the surfaces brought about a purchase. For those familiar with Liberty Seated dimes, the 1842 date is infrequently found in mint state with natural dark toning. Most example seen are blast white and frosty. Interestingly, this example has mirrored fields, an atypically situation. When attributing the dime, it was a case of "holy cow", this is only the second F-103 example example seen without the bold obverse rim cud at 10:00 to 11:00. The first was discovered by Dr. Tim Cook back in 2010 and described as follows in the web-book, "During early February 2010, Tim Cook sent along the plate coin for confirmation as the first identification of Variety 103 without the characteristic 10:00 rim cud. The search was over and Tim is congratulated on the acquisition of such an outstanding example as the discovery piece. The obverse is prooflike and quite reflective with date punch position matching that of F-103a. The date digits on Obverse 3 are well punched with the 84 digits touching. The reverse is also prooflike but less reflective than the obverse. The reverse die lines through AM(ERICA) are sharp with one die line extending through AM(E)RICA, then wreath and nearly touching ON(E). The die line through (S)TATES is also visible." Yes, the reverse die polish lines are indeed bold and evident on this F-103 example. Toning is a combination of gray, gold and aquamarine through the obverse and reverse. The obverse offers sharp reflective luster from mirrored fields. Overall a superior offering for the serious die variety collector. It is doubtful that this F-103 example will be upgraded in a life time.
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 1845 1845
MS64
PCGS OGH
9856993
F-102
R2
Choice $1650 Ex. Frog Run Collection, Left Over Reverse of 1844, Choice Original, Bold Strike, Thick Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. CAC Approval on August 30, 2017. Bold frosty luster and a hammered strike are the hallmarks for this 1845 Philadelphia struck dime that originally arrived to market via the Frog Run Sale circa 2004 in Baltimore. At that sale, it realized nearly $1300 and a strong price for that time period. Head details and hair curls are completely defined as are the high relief stars. Reverse strike is also complete with every vein in the wreath leaves fully defined. The F-102 die pairing matches Obverse 1 with the leftover reverse of 1844. Die cracks are readily evident throught S(T)ATES O(F) with the die crack through the T descending down the left wreath. Grade rarity also needs to be touched upon. PCGS has graded 24 at the MS63 level with auction records in the $900 to $1600 range. In recent years, few MS64 examples have reach the market with the Florida Collection specimen not purchased via auction but through private treaty. At the MS65 level, this date is easily a $4000 coin as few have ever traded. Housed in PCGS old green holder. An important offering from the Florida Collection for those building a superior set of Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
MS63 NGC
2117830001
F-104a
Original $785 Attractive Aquamarine Toning, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection.. A fully struck F-104a example that offers reflective luster and aquamarine toning. Original surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a tiny mark above O(NE) being mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
AU58
PCGS
35071449
F-105
Gem $550 New April 16! Gem Original, Iridescent Gray-Gold and Rose Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Just a hint of faint rub on the lower knee holds this gem 1845 F-105 dime from mint state designation. Formerly from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin within the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Varieties Collectors. This gorgeous dime was originally purchased raw from Bob Levi (Maine Gold & Silver) back in 1990 and was placed into NGC AU58 holder during the mid 1990s. CAC approval arrived during 2013 and the dime was subsequentially sold into the Kansas Collection during June 2017. The Kansas Collection owner decided to cross this piece into PCGS holder and then secure renewed CAC approval. Once the heavy lifting was done, the consignor had a change of heart and decided to consign this dime back to GFRC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with fresh CAC approval. Hurry on this one as it will not last long.
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 1845O 1845-O
AU50 PCGS
03865059
F-101a
R4
Original $3750 Very Scarce Grade, Original Silver Gray, Bold Strike, Florida Collection. 1845 New Orleans strikes are available in lower circulated graded up to Very Fine. But at the AU or better level, this date becomes rare and remains underrated. PCGS population report shows a total of 8 examples followed by only two in mint state; the Eliasberg MS69 and an additional MS62. That is the extent of the surviving population in highest grades available. This Florida Collection offering is one of the eight pieces in the AU grade range. One immediately notes the frosty surfaces during in hand viewing. Strike is hammered with all obverse and reverse device details completely defined. Obverse die rust is easily seen throughout Liberty's gown folds due to strike quality and minimal wear. Toning is limited to an aquamarine-gold ring surrounding the stars. Blemish wise, there is a faint hairline patch is the upper right obverse field that is visible on the GFRC images. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important date and grade offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1849 1849
AU50 PCGS OGH
9892659
F-101
Original $200 New February 25! Hammered Strike, Original Faint Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. The 1849 F-101 die pairing is the best opportunity for securing an example of the date with a complete strike. This example is accurately graded with big bold devices and residual mint frost in the protect areas; especially within the reverse ribbon bow. Surfaces are blemish free other than a very faint mark on Liberty's cheek that is old and toned over. A faint gold skin covers both obverse and reverse. This example is strictly original and near choice. Housed in PCGS old green holder and fairly graded. Yet another attractive Liberty Seated dime offering from the Tenafly Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1851O 1851-O
AU50 raw
F-101
Original $1075 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 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS62 PCGS
82484881
F-120
Choice HOLD
$485
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 1853 1853
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
85100415
Choice $275 Hubbed Date and Arrows, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lovely 1853 With Arrows example struck with hubbed date and arrows along with the primary devices. Definitely choice as surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with gray-gold patina. The reverse is more crusty while lovely golden luster is apparent on the reverse when viewed with a light source. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Worthy of a CAC approval attempt. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
13278299
Choice $395 New April 8! Hubbed Arrows/Date, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Peripheral Gold-Blue, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. A very early die state 1853 With Arrows dime struck with hubbed date and arrows working die. Strike is hammered as all devices are seen on high relief including the date and arrows. On many Hubbed Date and Arrows working dies, the date transfer from working hub to working die was poorly executed result in shallow relief. Heavy die clashing is seen throughout the reverse. Frosty luster is brilliant and eye catching and well framed by rose gold peripheral toning. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An attractive type coin offering from Jim Poston that deserved special consideration.
Seated 10C 1853O 1853-O
AU58
PCGS
34643285
F-103
Gem HOLD
$2850
New April 9! Amazing Reflective Luster, Gorgeous Toning, One of the Finest AU58 Known, Accurately Graded, Completely Struck. An absolutely amazing 1853 New Orleans strike that should not exist this nice. First of all, 1853-O dimes are very scarce in problem free AU or better. CAC total population is ninteen in all grades with five in AU58 and only three mint state pieces. One of those three is in my collection; Eliasberg specimen. When this stunning 1853-O dime appeared on the market at Baltimore, GFRC had to handle this piece. When evaluating 1853-O dimes one must understand that working die hubbing was an issue with weak date and arrow transfer. Strikes were an ongoing issue with weak heads and surrounding stars. Once understating these points, then you are prepared to examine this F-103 example. The beautiful gold, aquamarine and rose toning is first seen when handling this piece. But the real story is the sharp reflective cartwheel luster that amplifies the toning. Strike is 100% complete for the F-103 die pairing and also adds to the overall eye appeal. For a piece of this quality, one must forget the regular pricing guides. I paid well over the guides and adding a small markup to ensure this one finds a home in the GFRC community. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with fresh CAC approval. If you've ever thought of treating yourself to an amazing Liberty Seated dime, then this is the opportunity.
Seated 10C 1853O 1853-O
AU55 PCGS
20431790
F-103
Choice New Price
$1350
Worn Dies, Choice Original, Golden Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. Any 1853 New Orleans dime that comes to market in original AU50 or better should be immediately considered as so scarce at this grade level and rare in mint state. Many examples seen are weakly struck at the head, surrounding stars and reverse leaves. This F-103 example, from the Indiana Collection, was struck from worn obverse and reverse dies. Regardless the strike is exceptional and offers substantial device details. Surfaces are strictly original with lovely golden gray patina that is darker and more uniform on the obverse. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed a few ticks on the lower gown while the reverse is blemish free. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A serious offering for astute Liberty Seated dime collectors.
Seated 10C 1854 1854
AU55 PCGS
09943398
F-106a
Original $250 New April 16! Pleasing With Arrows Type Coin, Cracked Obverse, Original Gray Patina. A perfect With Arrows type Seated dime with thick gray patina. Surfaces are 100% original and emit plenty of satiny luster when viewed under a light source. The F-106a variety captures a cracked obverse with die cracks through all stars and date digits. Well struck and blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert.
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
With Arrows
AU53 PCGS
28172760
F-105
Original $165 Weakly Hubbed Date, Original Gray Patina, Residual Golden Luster, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. All 1855 obverse working dies were hubbed with arrows already installed in the master die. As a result, there is no movement in the date and arrows placement. However, some 1855 dimes will be found with a weak date punch including the top of the first 5 digit being missing. This is the result of a poor hubbing of the working die. Die variety F-105 is one of those occurrences. This example was previously employed as a plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die variety guide. Surfaces are original with uniform medium gray patina. Toning shifts dramatically, under a light source, when the residual luster activates lovely gold-rose. Fully struck but device features are not crisp due to the poor obverse hubbing. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1855 1855
With Arrows
AU50 PCGS
31916906
Original $165 Underrated With Arrows Type, Original Light Gray-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, Massachusetts Collection. A lovely 1855 With Arrows dime with old time album coloring. Strike is complete with rounded stars and all reverse wreath leaves and veins defined. Surfaces are natural and covered with gray, gold and aquamarine hues. There are two obverse blemishes (tiny divot at right facing arms and mark in right field) that hold this piece from choice quality rating. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
MS63 PCGS OGH
2601385
F-111
Gem $725 Double Die Obverse, Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading. . Letís 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 1856 1856
Small Date
MS62 PCGS
30447899
F-105
Choice $450 Choice Original, Lapped Obverse Die, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, F-105 Web-book Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Early types coins struck from heavily lapped dies tend to be conservatively graded. Expected device details are missing leading to a lowered grade. Case in point is this lovely 1856 Small Date F-105 dime that is one of the plate coins in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-105 die variety comes with faint doubling on the shield and a weak date punch due to obverse die lapping. The web-book plate coin offers choice original surfaces and frosty cartwheel luster throughout obverse and reverse. Speckled darker gold surrounds the stars and reverse legend. Strike is nearly complete with all stars, except 13, being nicely round and with connected centrils. Liberty's head and gown line are weak due to die lapping along with the date and stars in the right field. The originally hubbed obverse die can be viewed by checking the F-111 die variety in the Fortin web-book. The difference is dramatic. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and seeking a new home in a die variety collection.
Seated 10c 1856 1856
Small Date
AU58 PCGS
30447896
TOP #42
F-110
R4
Choice $550 Doubled Die North, Bold Luster, Light Gold at Rims, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Large Date
AU58 PCGS
30447901
F-101
Choice $1350 Fortin F-101 Large Date Plate Coin, Gem Original, Hammered Strike, So Undergraded, Rare In Mint State. While 1856 Small Date dimes are quite common in all grades, the Large Date counterpart is available in circulated grades but becomes challenging in high AU grades and rare at the mint state level. PCGS has graded a total of fifteen examples at the mint state level with six being MS62. Whenever a high grade 1856 Large Date dime enters the market, I pay attention. The offered example, which resides in an AU58 PCGS holder, was purchased raw at a September 4, 1991 Stacks sale as Lot 231 where it was described as Choice BU. Strike is absolutely hammered with deeply impressed devices throughout the obverse and reverse. This is a no question mint state example which was used as the F-101 plate coin for Liberty Seated dime web-book. This piece remained in a raw state of preservation until being submitted once during 2014 where it was graded AU58. After that, I simply placed this one back in the bank vault for further action. Now that I am starting to sell a portion of the Seated dime die variety reference set, this one happened to be in the first group pulled from the bank vault. It has been priced at the mint state level and if not sold by Denver ANA, then will be cracked out and resubmitted. I've seen the crack out specialists secure mint state grades for less attractive examples of this date and variety. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and a pure gem at the currently assigned grade level.
Seated 10c 1856 1856
Small Date
AU53
PCGS
30447898
F-121
R3
Choice $275 Repunched 8, Light Olive Gray, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
AU50 raw
F-123
R4+
Cleaned New Price
$85
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 1857 1857
MS64 PCGS
60030980
F-107
Original HOLD
$695
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
AU58
PCGS
30588553
Choice HOLD
$275
New April 8! Unlisted Obverse Die, Silver Gray with Peripheral Ebony, Hammered Strike, Frosty Luster, So Close to Mint Stae, Poston Collection. A new offering from Jim Poston that turned out to be a new 1857 obverse die when performing attribution! The obverse has a date positioned 0B1 with medium distance to based and slight downward slope. This turns out to be a marvelous plate coin with hammered strike for the new F-116 listing. Silver gray surfaces feature mottled ebony at the rims. Frosty luster is evident under bright light. Overall, lots of eye appeal and so close to mint state. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with fresh CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1858 1858
PR61 PCGS
15742781
F-101
R5
Original $1150 Attractive Deep Blue-Rose Patina, Mirrored Fields, Faint Reverse Pitting, Conservatively Graded, Florida Collection. 1856 through 1858 proof dimes were struck in tiny quantities for East Coast collectors of that timeframe. The 1858 date has a suggested mintage of 100 with an estimate of 50-70 known. PCGS was rather conservative on this example with a PF61 grade. Strike is hammered and eye appeal is high due to decent mirrors and attractive deep blue-rose toning. Obverse surfaces are perfectly original and do not warrant the assigned grade. However, the reverse has some faint surface pits seen with a 10x loupe. If I balance the eye appeal with reverse technical issue, a PF62 grade would be warranted as this is a decent early date proof example that will not break the bank. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A nice early date proof offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1858 1858
MS63 NGC
685017003
F-108
Original $525 Near Choice Original, Light Aquamarine-Gold Toning, F-108 Web-book Plate Coin, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1858 F-108 plate coin for the Definitive Resource from Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during October 1997 so off the market for twenty years. Surfaces are choice and covered with intermixed rose, aquamarine, gold and other subtle colors. Obverse strike is weak on the right stars else a choice quality rating. Date position is the primary diagnostic for the F-108 so little to discuss there. Housed in early generation NGC holder with standard ring insert and small ANA hologram. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1858S 1858-S
AU50 PCGS
85179463
F-102
R5
Market Acceptable $2250 Difficult Date at AU Grade Level, Hammered Strike, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Details Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Locating any 1858 San Francisco dime at AU grade levels will prove to be quite challenging. This example is the F-102 web-book plate coin at www.seateddimevarieties.com and has been in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since 2004. Up until 2004, I struggled to locate a strong example of the F-102 die pairing and settled for this AU55 specimen in raw condition. Let's go through the highlights considering PCGS recently assigned an AU Details - Cleaned grade. First of all, this example has a bold hammered strike that one does not often see for the 1858 San Francisco date. Most examples are from the F-103 die pairing which has ongoing weak strikes. Next is toning. The obverse center is toned a deep gun metal gray and surrounded by golden shades at the stars and into the rim. The reverse is toned a consistent copper-rose with plenty of residual luster during bright light viewing. The PCGS AU Details grade was assigned due to faint vertical hairlines across Liberty's body. These can be seen with 10x loop under a light source. The hairlines do not extend into the left and right obverse fields. On the reverse, there are very faint hairlines between ONE and DIME otherwise the surrounding wreath is original. With the advent of technical grading, this boldly struck and nicely toned 1858-S dime is detailed graded. I paid a large sum to acquire and have priced it to reflect the obverse hairlines. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Unfortunately, not every Seated dime in that collection is perfectly original as die variety collecting does necessitate some compromises at time.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
MS66 PCGS
18734235
F-107
Gem $3850 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Building a complete set of Liberty Seated dimes at the mint state level was a long challenging project since I was strict about only acquiring dimes that met three criteria; originality, complete strikes and eye appeal. The 1859 Philadelphia date was particularly difficult to fill as most examples are found with weak or uneven strikes. It took nearly 20 years to locate an example that met my strict requirements. That example is being offered here today. One immediately notes the absolutely hammered strike throughout obverse and reverse. Stars are bold and round as are the head and gown line. The reverse wreath leaves and veins are deeply impressed. The piece is no question original with a minute layer of die frost throughout Liberty and the shield. Fields are also frosty with no disturbances. Toning is subtle with faint gold mostly at the obverse and reverse rim. There is bold cartwheel luster than one would expect from a Seated dime at the MS66 grade level. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert as validation that I do not play the crack out and upgrade game. This lovely 1859 dime is also the F-107 web-book plate coin and will remain that way. A strong candidate for individual building a high grade set of Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
MS64
PCGS
84690014
F-107
Choice $1150 Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Near Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Osprey Collection. 1859 dimes are notorious for being poorly struck. Most will be found with partial heads, stars or wreath leaves. The F-107 die pairing is the best chance for locating a full struck 1859 dime. A hammered strike is immediately evident on this lovely example from the Osprey Collection. Not only is this piece boldly struck, but the frosty white cartwheel luster is dazzling under a bright light. Accurately graded as there are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field when viewing under a light source. Otherwise, I could see this dime graded at the MS65 level. Housed in new 2015 style holder with CAC approval. An important upgrade possibility for GFRC community members building an complete Seated dime date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Type 2 Obverse
MS61 raw
F-104
Original $195 Type II Obverse, Frosty Luster, Gray-Rose and Blue Patina, Well Struck, Sharp Rims, Copper Harbor Collection. The sharp rims and frosty luster are immediately evident on this attractive 1861 Type 2 obverse dime Both obverse and reverse are covered with intermixed gray-rose and blue patina. Strike is well executed. The are faint hairlines on the reverse when viewed under a light source. These are not distraction but warrant an MS61 grade and corresponding pricing. From the Copper Harbor Collection.
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 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 1864 1864
PF66 NGC
1574661002
F-102
R5
Gem $2000 Civil War Gem Original Proof, Low Surviving Population, Superb Toning, Sharp Mirrors Accurately Graded, Florida Collection . A late Civil War era proof dime strike from Philadelphia mint that deserves attention by specialists. Mintage is a tiny 470 pieces. One immediately notes the hammered strike and intricate device details during 10x loupe examination. While viewing in hand, one sees mostly deep reddish brown patina on the obverse and additional aquamarine-blue on the reverse. Placing under a bright light is a completely different experience. The heavily mirrored fields are exposed with some cool colors. The obverse transitions to a fiery orange-rose along with a deep sky blue ring at the left legend. The reverse is simply stunning with sky blue inside the wreath that is subsequently surrounded by clear fields to the rim. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. From the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties. Please give this special 1864 proof dime your consideration.
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
MS65 PCGS
32570014
F-101a
Gem HOLD
$3975
Gem Original, Rare Business Strike, Frosty Luster, Repunched Date, Woodlands Collection. It is a pleasure to offer a gem 1865 F-101a Civil War era dime at GFRC. This piece is well struck with Liberty's head and hair details completely defined. The reverse wreath devices are also hammered with only the lower left ribbon end lacking complete definition; an odd occurence on Liberty Seated dimes. Surfaces are a combination of frosty devices coupled with mildly proof like fields. Overall luster is creamy when viewed in hand but becomes reflective under a bright light. The 1865 date sports a meager mintage of 10,500 pieces with this example being one of the better extant. PCGS population report indicates (4) in MS65, (3) in MS66 and (3) in MS67. There are no auction records for MS65 grade in CoinFacts. As a side note, I own one of the three MS66 examples and also one of the three MS67s....therefore, few availables are available at the high mint state grade level. Freshly graded and residing in 2015 PCGS holder with serial number 32570014. This piece has Gerry Fortin's recommendation for quality and rarity.
Seated 10C 1866 1866
MS66
PCGS
27382710
F-102b
R6
Gem $13975 New April 4! The New England Museum Specimen, Probably the Finest 1866 Business Strike Extant, Superb Gem Original, Cold Quarters Collection. GFRC is incredibly proud to be offering probably the finest 1866 circulation strike dime in existence. Last sold at Stack's auction during May 2013 where it realized $12,925 and now returning to the market. Following is the Stack's 2013 auction description as difficult to improve upon; "Rare in all grades with a mintage of a mere 8,000 pieces for circulation, the 1866 dime is very difficult to find in Gem grades. The attractive surfaces are graced by splendid gunmetal-blue and russet toning on both sides. Held in a museum collection for generations, this coin was recently consigned to our auction and sent to PCGS, where it was graded as one of the finest seen by that service. A sharp and full strike is apparent on all the devices and both dies show light clashing evidence in the fields. An incredible quality coin." Housed in the original 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An amazing late Civil War artifact that belongs in the finest of collections.
Seated 10C 1867 1867
MS66+
PCGS
18322033
F-102
R5
Gem $8500 New April 4! Superb Gem, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Mirrored Fields, Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Cold Quarters Collection . GFRC is pleased to be offering an amazingly well preserved 1867 circulation strike dime that is in the condition census. Don't bother searching for auction records on CoinFacts as there are none for this incredible specimen. 1867 Philadelphia strikes have the honor of the lowest mintage (6,000) with the Liberty Seated dime series. Several were preserved by east coast collectors of the period and much to the pleasure of 21st century Liberty Seated enthusiasts. This specimen is indeed special with brilliant reflective luster that originates from polished dies and mirrored fields. A transparent aquamarine-gold patina is evident during in hand viewing and is well captured by the GFRC images. Darker hues are evident at the peripheries. Bright light viewing is simply stunning as the obverse exposures speckled rose, green, yellow and gold shades while the reverse has a sky blue ring between rim and cereal wheat. Strike is very well executed with only the upper left reverse wheat grains not complete impressed. Housed in older blue PCGS Security holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The aged holdered is from a conservative grading era that produced an MS66+ designation that I am fully comfortable with.
Seated 10C 1867 1867
AU53 NGC
3420671005
Original HOLD
$2350
Key Civil War Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Charcoal Gray Patina, Sharp Rims, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Circulation strike mintage of only 6,000 and the unquestioned key Philadelphia date for the entire Liberty Seated dime series. Greer assigned an R6 rarity rating at the EF/AU grade levels as few pieces are found as surviving today. Quality Civil War Philadelphia mint strikes have all but disappeared from the market given the overal popularity of the United States Civil War era with collectors. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection consignment brings an important opportunity with 1864 through 1867 dates being offered. This 1867 example offers choice original surfaces that are covered with a thin layer of charcoal gray patina. Rims are sharp as is frequently seen for circulation strikes. There are no blemishes to mention. In hand eye appeal is strong given the contrast between darker fields and lighter main devices. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Grading is accurate. A significant offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection that deserves attention and special consideration.
Seated 10C 1868S 1868-S
AU53 PCGS
19911830
F-101
Original $800 New February 25! Underrated Date and Grade, Natural Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. 1868 Seated dime San Francisco strikes are slowly securing the recognition deserved. This date has been underrated for years and locating any example in problem free AU or better is cause for celebration. Mintage is a low 260,000 with PCGS population report showing only 9 graded in all AU grades (AU50, AU53, AU55 and AU58). Considering PCGS has been in operation since 1986, that is one example graded every three or more years. Surprisingly, this date is more available in mint state with 20 pieces graded. The offered Tenafly Collection example is strictly original with classic gray patina and some residual luster that is stronger on the reverse. Overall strike is better than average given this piece was produced from early die state dies. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed one line in the middle left field that requires mentioning. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important duplicate offering from the Tenafly Collection to fill a challenging hole is a Seated dime date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1869 1869
PF64 PCGS
5556219
F-105
Choice $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
AU50 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 1871S 1871-S
AU58 NGC
1551473002
F-101
Original $850 Repunched 18 Digits, Original, Lustrous Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. Mintage of 320,000. The F-101 die variety is easily attributed by repunching above the flag of the 1 digit and above the top loop of the 8 digit. Further attribution verification is seen with (S)TATES being completely broken. Reverse die was punched with a Small Weak S mintmark that is positioned left and high. This nice 1871 San Francisco strike retains much of its original mint luster but has probably been dipped given the untoned surfaces. Strike is essentially complete with only minor weakness at the top of Liberty's head holding back a full strike designation. Accurately graded as mint frost is easily seen inside the gown folds and within and surrounding the reverse wreath. Also, there are no blemishes worth mentioning. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. A challenging date that should garner special attention.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
AU53 PCGS
28724949
F-109a
Original $275 New April 10! Misplaced 2 Digit, Circulation Strike, Original Surfaces, Sharp Rims, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1872 Seated dime with original surfaces. The misplaced 2 digit in the base provides for a desirable variety along with attractive toning. I especially like the rose toning on the obverse and soft pastel reverse coloring as a validation of old time originality. Strike is typical with weakness on the upper left cereal wreath grains. Under a bright light, both sides emit soft residual luster that is attractive. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1872S 1872-S
AU53 NGC
1517305002
Original $700 New February 25! Underrated San Francisco Date, Original Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Mintage of 190,000 with very low survival rate. 1872 San Francisco strikes remain underrated in today's market. PCGS population report indicates only 13 examples certified in all AU grades with few CoinFacts auction records to provide pricing guidance. I have serious respect for this date as locating choice original examples in AU or better will take multi year patience and considerable searching. Nine pieces are certified in mint states grades MS63 through MS65 with only two at MS65. The MS64 population of six pieces most likely includes regrades towards that elusive MS65 jackpot. Now that I've justified my underrated opinion for the date, let's review the Tenafly Collection offering. Surfaces are strictly original with soft residual luster and a semi transparent layer of gray-gold patina. Strike is typical for the date which means weakness at Liberty's head and throughout the left upper reverse wreath. Eye appeal is average due to strike but then again, there are few survivors to choose from when building an advanced collection of Liberty Seated dimes at the date and mintmark level. Blemish wise, fields have a few micro ticks indicative of circulation and there is a circular toning dot between OF and AMERICA. I would not hesitate to ask over $1000 for an example with stronger strike and a bit more eye appeal. The current offer price is fair and accurate for the preservation state. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
Closed 3
MS62 PCGS
20494874
F-108
R4
Choice $395 Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Strong Strike, Reverse Die Cracks, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. A perfectly original example of the difficult 1873 Closed 3 F-108 die variety worthy of serious consideration by Seated dime collectors. Surfaces are crusty original with gray-gold coloring on the obverse while the reverse is a darker gray-rose. Strike is strong and above average for Closed 3 specimens. The F-108 die variety features a reverse with long arcing die cracks throughout the left and right wreath devices. Grading is accurate at the MS62 level as this piece is clearly mint state but lack luster due to the thick patina. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. A quality duplicate from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
AU58
PCGS
24349345
F-103
Choice New Price
$700
Underrated Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Well Struck, Indiana Collection. 1873 No Arrow Open 3 dimes remain underrated in AU and mint state grades with little acknowledgement from the collecting community. Locating choice original example will take considerable patience and a multi-year horizon. We are fortunate that the Indiana Collection consignor has decided to divest this top quality F-103 example. Accurately graded as an AU58 but with characteristics consistent with an MS62 example. One immediately note the frosty cartwheel luster that includes faint gold at the rims. Strike is well executed with plenty of residual mint frost in the protected areas. Just back from CAC review and received green bean approval. This piece was a certainty for approval as it screams originality and is accurate graded. Housed in 2013 transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
15036925
TOP #60
F-103
Original HOLD
$7000
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
No Arrows Open 3
AU55 PCGS
30390423
F-102a
R3
Original $485 Open 3, Original Frosty White, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. 1873 No Arrows Open 3 dimes in AU or better continue to be underrated and are a bargain at current pricing levels. This lovely example, from the Florida Collection, offers frosty creamy white surfaces and luster along with a complete strike. The surviving population is tiny after checking PCGS population report. PCGS shows only five examples graded at the AU55 level with seven additional in AU58. The asking price is an excellent value for the scarcity. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Worthy of special consideration.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
PR63CAM PCGS
16191910
Choice $1050 Choice Original, Strong Mirrors, Obverse Gold and Rose on the Reverse, Old Time Conservative Grading, Saco River Collection. A most pleasing 1874 With Arrows proof strike with strong mirrors under bright light. Obverse offers golden brown coloring while the reverse has deeper shades and some dark blues at the rim. Grading appears to be conservative as I don't see any significant grade limiting issues in the fields. Well struck and housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection. Please note the reverse holder has lots of wear (haze) and blocks much of the reverse device details during photography.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
Polished Arrows
MS62 NGC
4189872002
TOP #62
F-106
Original $24500 Polished Arrows, Finest of Four Known, Struck From Mirrored Dies, Original Surfaces, Details Holder, 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
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 1874S 1874-S
With Arrows
AU50 PCGS
28172780
F-102a
Choice $650 Greer Plate Coin, Choice Original, Residual Luster, Natural Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A most important offering as this 1874 San Francisco strike is the Greer Plate Coin for the Small Thin S mintmark variety. With incremental research, I later separated the early and later Small Thin S strikes into F-102 and F-102a die states. This example is an F-102a struck with heavily rusted obverse die and badly eroded and cracked reverse die. The device details appear to be quite weak, which they are. However, this lovely example is perfectly original with residual mint frost and some luster. If one carefully inspects the Greer Guidebook and the place coin image, there is a small dark spot in the upper right obverse field while this offered piece lacks that spot. The spot was removed at some point between 1991 and June 1993, when I purchased this one directly from Brian. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS66+
PCGS
33170725
F-121
Gem $1450 New March 31! Chin Whiskers Obverse, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Blast White Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Amazing how GFRC presently has two magnificent 1875 F-121 Chin Whiskers dimes in inventory at the same time. This example is from the important Woodlands Collection and also belongs in one of the finest collections being assembled. Mint frost is evenly distributed throughout the obverse and reverse main devices and surrounding fields. Frosty cartwheel luster has a creamy texture and is pleasing. Strike is complete with the unpolished lathe cutting lines on lower obverse crisply defined along with the "chin whiskers". Other than a tiny contact mark to the left of the date, surfaces are perfect. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS has graded only seven at the MS66+ level with six better. GFRC is pleased to have two of the seven MS66+ 1875 dimes in inventory at once. A fine numismatic property from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
AU53 raw
F-123
R2
Original New Price
$80
Cracked Reverse, Light Gold Patina, Bold Lustrous Surfaces, Indiana Collection. A nice AU F-123 example with bold luster and full reverse die cracks consistent with web-book plate coin. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
Below Wreath
MS63 PCGS
5737952
F-101
Original $650 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
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 1875S 1875-S
Below Wreath
MS63 PCGS
22056653
F-122
Choice $295 Cracked Reverse, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Faint Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Massachusetts Collection. How I enjoy handling Liberty Seated coinage that is accurately graded to early standards. Take this lovely 1875-S Below Wreath dime for example. Frosty cartwheel radiates from choice original surfaces that have never been dipped or enhanced. A transparent golden skin covers both obverse and reverse and validates the strict originality. Strike is typical for 1875 San Francisco production with obverse weakness at the head and lower right base. Reverse die is well eroded and cracked also. But the natural mint frost is unbroken and attractive. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A lovely Liberty Seated dime duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1875S 1875-S
Below Wreath
MS62 PCGS OGH
5266456
F-101
Original $285 New April 8! Small S, Original Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. Given the huge mintage of 9 million for 1875-S Below and In Wreath strikes, many dies were badly overworking and eroded. Strike quality for this date notorious for weakness and die cracks. One of the few exceptions is the F-101 Below Wreath die pairing which comes well struck. This example is well struck throughout both sides. Surfaces are strictly original with plenty of mint frost. There are a few stray lines in the obverse fields that reduced the grade to MS62. Bright light viewing releases some serious luster, especially on the reverse. Overall a solid 1875-S dime if in the market for the date. Housed in PCGS old green holder. Yet another quality offering from Jim Poston to consider.
Seated 10C 1875S 1875-S
AU50 raw
TOP #65
F-104a
R6
Original $425 Very Rare, Unfilled Micro S, Reverse Rotated 18 Degrees Right, Light Silver Gray, Indiana Collection. An important offering of the 1875-S Below Wreath Micro S with unfilled mintmark and 18 degree reverse rotation. This Top 100 Variety has proven to be most elusive and is currently rated as an R6 rarity. I'm quite pleased to offer this nice original AU50 example for consideration; one of the highest grade pieces handled to date. Residual luster remains while the surfaces are toned a light silver gray. Obverse strike, with flat head, is so typical for the variety. Blemishes are minimal with a few scattered obverse field ticks of no consequence. The Micro S mintmark is unfilled with well defined upper and lower loops. From the Indiana Collection.
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
AU55 PCGS
82484885
F-109
Original $110 Repunched 6, Original Copper Gray, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1876 Philadelphia strikes are common therefore a good target for die variety study. Repunched dates are a frequent occurrence. This F-109 example has repunching under the 6 digit is that mostly hidden by verdigris. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and in the reverse bow knot. Original surfaces are covered with copper gray patina. There are some faint hairlines in the right obverse field area. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
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 1876CC 1876-CC
MS66 NGC
367384010
F-132
R3
Gem $3400 Ex. Eliasberg Collection, Gem Original, Double Die Reverse, Florida Collection. Last traceable auction record for this Eliasberg 1876-CC dime is the Bowers and Merena Torak sale held during September 1998. This offering is indeed special as most high end mint state examples were struck from rusted dies. The Eliasberg pedigreed example is complete different as struck from F-132 die pair. These dies were in pristine condition and freshly hubbed. The device details are crisp and sharp with unabraided fields. Strike on this Eliasberg example is uniform and deeply impressed. Head details and haircurls are so well defined as are all of the subtle reverse wreath elements. Some customers may be skeptical of the NGC MS66 grade level. One inspection with a 10x loupe and bright light viewing will convince that this is indeed a high end surviving example worthy of the assigned grade. Obverse surfaces are lightly mirrored with fiery orange-gold patina. The reverse has lighter toning with frosty gray coloring. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A marvelous offering from the Florida Collection that deserves special consideration.
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
AU55 raw
F-130
Original $225 Rusted Die, Original Copper Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Massachusetts Collection. One of the many 1876 Carson City die pairing struck with heavily rusted dies. In the case of F-130, there are bold die defects on Liberty's left facing arm and die rust throughout the upper gown lines and upper right field. The diagnostic reverse die crack from rim through top of mintmark is also evident under a 10x loupe. Surfaces are fully original and covered with copper gold patina. Residual luster remains and is activated with a light source. A duplicate offering from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
AU50 PCGS
31556823
F-131
Choice $145 Pimple Die Obverse, Original AU Surfaces, Another PCGS Genuine 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 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 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU58 ANACS OWH
2732539
F-110
Original $265 Die Scratch Right of Shield, Original Surfaces, Attractive Rose and Blue Radial Toning, Indiana Collection. For some unexplained reason, GFRC is never able to keep 1877 Carson City dime in inventory. This lovely example, from the Indiana Collection, should not last long either. Housed in old white ANACS holder and fresh to market after years of bank storage. This 1877-CC dime featured a Type 2 reverse and is the F-110 die variety with thick die scratches to the right of the shield. 1877-CC Type 2 Reverse F-110 is also the only known example of a misplaced C mintmark in the upper right bow knot. Look carefully at the F-110 plate coin and macro images in my web-book to see this die preparation rarity. GFRC image well illustrate that this is a quality example with pretty rose toning along with dark blue rims. There are no blemishes seen with 10x loupe.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU58 raw
F-107
Original $225 Die Gouge Obverse, Double Die Reverse, Original Surfaces, Dark Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Indiana Collection. Dark ebony-gray patina covers both obverse and reverse with considerable luster peeking through. The 1877-CC die gouge die variety is easily attributed due to a bold diagonal die scratch from Liberty's neck gown line into her ear. Strike is well executed with even the pesky upper left wheat grains on the reverse being nicely defined. The Type 1 reverse also exhibits substantial hub doubling on the denomination. From the Indiana Collection of eclectic Seated dime varieties.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU55 PCGS
20606428
F-101
Original HOLD
$275
New April 8! Misplaced C on Type II Reverse Bow, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Rose Gold Reverse Toning, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. I donít often see the 1877-CC F-101 die pairing with a misplaced C mintmark punch below the ribbon box knot. GFRC is proud to offer an example via new Jim Poston consignment. Surfaces are frosty original with heavier rose gold toning on the reverse. There is substantial mint frost on the lower left obverse and lower left wreath with heavy die cracks on UNITED STATES. Well struck though not completely at the top of Liberty's head. Accurately graded to older standards. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU53
PCGS
30641851
F-111
R3
Choice HOLD
$295
New March 30! Choice Original, Frosty Residual Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. A lovely Type 2 reverse 1877 Carson City struck dime with plenty of residual luster. Surfaces are strictly original and heavily frosted. Strike is well executed though the reverse die exhibits considerable die erosion. Light gold patina covers both obverse and reverse. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Newtown Collection.
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 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
85100428
F-105
Choice $525 Type 2 Reverse Hub, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Another offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that has been off the market for decades. This freshly graded example was originally purchased during July 1993 from a young dealer named Jason Carter when working at Heritage Rare Coins. This is how long this lovely 1878 Type 2 reverse dime has been sitting in a 2x2 cardboard holder and residing in the bank vault. Surfaces are perfectly original with plenty of frosty luster to tickle the eyes. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse. Accurately graded by PCGS and residing in their 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS63 PCGS
85100424
F-104
Choice $350 Type 2 Reverse, Underrated Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose Patina at Rims, Typical Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1878 Philadelphia date is an enigma in the Liberty Seated dime series. This date is treated as a "common date" and lumped in with 1877 strikes for valuation. Mintage for the 1877 date is over 7 million while the 1878 date is slightly above 1.5 million. I've found this date to be challenging to located and made a priority in locating better examples during die variety research. The offered example has been utilized as the Type 2 Reverse F-104 plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die varieties guide. Surfaces offer bold frosty cartwheel luster that is eye catching. Light rose patina is evident at the rims and on GFCR images. Strike is typical for the 1878 with legend date. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. Another offering from the Gerry Fortin Collection.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 1 Reverse
AU55 raw
F-102
R5
Choice HOLD
$285
Rare Type 1 Reverse Offering, Choice Original Copper Gold Patina, Reflective Luster, Indiana Collection. All 1878 dimes struck with Type 1 reverse hub are considered full R5 rarity. Locating any example will take considerable searching and much patience. GFRC is so pleased to offer this choice original example from the Indiana Collection. The lightly mirrored fields and overal finish are typical of F-102 strikes seen to date. Transparent copper-rose patina consistently covers both obverse and reverse and allows the reflective luster to radiate through. Sharp wire rims are present and validate the assigned grade. Originally purchased from Gerry Fortin, the collector, years ago and finally returning to market after the Indiana Collection consignor purchased a PCGS MS64 example from my personal collection. Worthy of special consideration.
Seated 10C 1879 1879
PR64
PCGS
02880022
F-102
Choice $785 Near Gem Original, Gray, Rose and Blue Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck, Accurate Grading. A near gem 1879 proof strike with attractive in hand and bright light toning. The F-102 die pairing is easily attributed by a weakly hubbed base above the 879 digits and was used for both proof and circulation strikes. Surfaces are perfect original with rose gray hues during in hand inspection. Adding a light source exposes reflective sky blue and rose mirrored fields. Overall strike is well executed and there are no blemishes whatsoever. The assigned PR64 grade captures the available reflective luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
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 1881 1881
MS62 PCGS
81427127
F-101a
Choice $795 New April 8! Copper Gold and Aquamarine Bullseye Toning, Business Strike from Proof Dies, Soft Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection . Copper gold bullseye toning in the highlight of this 1881 F-101a Seated dime. The F-101 die pairing was employed for both proof and circulation strikes. The bullseye toning has a sharp transition from copper gold at the periphery to a thin aquamarine ring that frame speckled rose in the centers. Fully struck with obverse wire rim. Accurately graded with satiny luster emitted by the toned over areas. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A challenging date and quality offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
PF66UCAM 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 1884 1884
MS64 NGC
683976002
F-105
Choice $395 New March 10! Near Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Peripheral Gold, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Montana Collection. The Montana Collection is new to the GFRC community and presents a top quality array of early silver type coins. All were purchased from two sources during the past ten years; Aspen Park Rare Coins and HLRC. Both dealers are well known for offering top quality coins. Divestment time has come and luckily GFRC was selected to handle the consignment. Offered here is a wonderful 1884 F-105 Liberty Seated dime with cracked reverse die. One immediately notes the frosty cartwheel luster that is so vibrant and alive under a light source. Strike is 98% complete with a single point of weakness at the upper left reverse wheat grains. Head and balance of obverse is fully defined. Surfaces are 100% original with a faint ring of gold at the obverse margin. The obverse is entirely blemish free while the reverse has one faint micro line above the bow. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Be assured that this lovely dime is accurately graded.
Seated 10C 1884 1884
MS63
PCGS
3453809
F-110
R2
Gem $365 New March 30! Gem Original, Newtown Collection. The Newtown Collection consignor has definitely advanced his collecting skills based on this round of divested duplicates. Offered here is a gem original 1884 that is conservatively graded in current PCGS old blue label holder dating back to the early 2000 timeframe. Is this dime typical of the grading standards before TPG grade inflation? The lovely gem offers bright cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of copper gold patina. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch a weakness at the top of Liberty's head, but let's remember that this is better than average for a With Legend obverse strike. CAC approved and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How I wish that all MS63 graded dimes could look like this example.
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
MS63 NGC
1654443022
F-105
R4
Original $1250 Scarce Date In Mint State, Thick Gun Metal Blue-Gray Toning, Accurately Graded. 1884 San Francisco dimes have a reported mintage of 565,969 but locating a mint state example will take patience and considerable searching. Few arrive to the marketplace on a regular basis and the divestment of a complete collection is typically where an example can be located. This lovely example came to market as a result of Seated dime set being broken up. This piece is strictly original with thick gun metal blue-gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The assigned grade is technically accurate due to the muted luster, by the thick patina, and one fully toned over mark on Liberty's lower left leg. If strict originality and a no question unmolested surfaces are your cup of tea, then this lovely 1884-S dime might be for you. Housed in early NGC holder with standard ring insert. Fairly priced too.....
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
MS65
PCGS
34477332
F-107
Gem $695 Gorgeous Rose-Blue Toning, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1885 Liberty Seated dime for a collector assembling an advanced mint state set. One would be hard pressed to upgrade this MS65 due to the old time originality and beautiful toning. Let's start with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that activates the colorful patina. Obverse is mostly gold-rose with some blues. Rose dominates the reverse with a lovely sky blue arc at the rim. Strike is excellent for the F-107 die variety as these come weak on the upper obverse. Actually, this high grade F-107 revealed a die defect on D(I)ME that needs to be captured in the web-book. Therefore, this example will become the new F-107 web-book plate coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Viewing this lovely piece in hand would immediately explain the CAC approval. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
MS64
PCGS
30694465
F-106
Choice $450 Early Die State, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. A superb 1885 F-106 example at the assigned MS64 grade level. This piece provides frosty cartwheel luster with a faint transparent golden film as one would expect from strictly original surfaces. Strike is nearly complete with only the top of Liberty's head lacking full details. Fully struck heads on With Legend dimes should bring a premium as atypical. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean validates what my eyes see....an eye appealing dime that is accurately graded.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS66
NGC
548956003
F-112
Gem $950 Superb Gem Original, Vibrant Aquamarined-Golden Cartwheel Luster. Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. A superb gem with perfectly original surfaces. One immediately notes the vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that eminates through transparent aquamarine and golden hues. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness in the left wreath devices. The untoned obverse ares makes photographing this dime challenging as balancing color between deeply toned and untoned surfaces is difficult for the camera and during my image processing. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another offering from the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties.
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 1886S 1886-S
AU55 PCGS
28461591
F-101
Choice $700 Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. An underrated date! 1886 San Francisco strikes have a relatively small mintage of slightly over 200,000 with a low survival rate. In all AU graded, the PCGS population report indicates only 18 pieces with 10 of those being at the AU55 level. CoinFacts auction records are anemic for AU grade levels. Offered here is a choice example with brilliant frosty luster and a complete strike. PCGS grading is accurate as there is faint rub and signs of circulation. Definitely an above average example at the AU55 grade level and worthy of special consideration. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. Heading to CAC for review if not sold before or at the Summer FUN show.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
PR64 PCGS
85100429
F-101
Choice $685 Choice Original, Watery Proof Fields, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An absolutely original 1887 proof dime with watery mirrored fields. As in the case with most proof Seated dime, bright light viewing is required to release the natural coloring and reflective mirrors. In the case of this 1887 specimen, a light source exposes subtle sky blue and light gold on the obverse. These same colors are more pronounced on the reverse and quite attractive. A 10x loupe inspection revealed several die polish lines on the reverse that should not be mistaken for hairlines. Accurately graded and off the market for several decades. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
MS66 PCGS
29562770
Gem $900 Gem Original, Crusty Ebony-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. A no question gem original 1887 dime with iridescent ebony gold patina. Dark iridescent toning is difficult for GFRC to photograph so please consider this description carefully as the offering is much better in hand than per images. The reverse, with transparent toning, offers frosty cartwheel luster and gold and aquamarine hues at the legend. Thicker ebony-gold patina is present on the obverse surrounding the legend and within the major center device. The fields are lighter gold and also project crisp cartwheel luster. As is typical for the date, strike is bit weak at the head. Surfaces are pristine with no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An attractive Liberty Seated dime offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
MS62 PCGS
27359080
Choice $265 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 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 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
AU55 PCGS
85100432
F-101
Choice $160 F-101 Web-book Plate Coin, Choice Original, Light Gold Patina and Luster, Typical Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. I would be surprised if this dime were not to receive CAC approval since so choice original at the assigned PCGS grade level. The F-101 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection reflecting old time quality and originality.
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 1888 1888
MS66 PCGS
50029230
F-111
Choice $800 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
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
AU50 raw
F-115
Original $65 Early Die State, Nice Obverse Luster, Original Gray Patina, Well Struck, Massachusetts Collection. A strictly original F-115 example struck with early die state dies. Copper gray patina covers obverse and reverse with residual luster remaining during bright light viewing. Sharp rims and honest wear without any blemishes. A quality duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1888S 1888-S
MS64
PCGS
19306300
F-111
R4
Choice $1650 Choice Original, Gray and Autumn Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. A challenging date at the higher mint state grades regardless of the 1,720,000 mintage. PCGS population report indicates twelve in MS64 followed by eight in MS65 and then four higher. Pricing takes a nearly 3X jump at the MS65 level with no recent auction records. This lovely example has gray-golden toning with darker shades on the obverse. Under bright light, the dark obverse toning simply melts away and exposing the underlying luster and light gold coloring along with a thin aquamarine ring at the rim. Reverse exhibits gold coloring on the upper wreath devices. Strike is complete and typical of the 1888 San Francisco date. Blemish wise, I see two very faint circular hairlines in the right obverse field that are completely toned over. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is completely warranted due to the strict originality and accurate grading. From the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1888S 1888-S
MS63 raw
F-112
Choice $450 Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Gray Patina, Indiana Collection. Most 1888 San Francisco struck dimes are found with frosty surfaces, but on occasion, some are seen with reflective satiny surfaces. This is the case for the F-112 die pairing that was identified in the past five years. Collectors who grow familiar with the frosty surfaces for this date may be taken back by the lightly mirrored fields and reflective luster on this specimen. Surfaces are no question choice original with semi transparent rose-gray patina. An important offering from the Indiana Collection that was previously housed in PCGS Rattler holder at the MS63 level.
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 1889 1889
MS65 PCGS
21602632
F-116
Gem $700 Gem Original, Beautiful Original Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading . Let's open this description with a JUST BUY NOW recommendation. I've looked at many Liberty Seated dime during collecting and now, dealer career. This 1889 dime is gorgeous and the type of dime found in my personal collection. Satiny luster is consistent with MS66 grade level. Mottled toning is perfectly original. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at top of Liberty's head. Eye appeal is all there. So why only graded MS65? This dime resides in old PCGS blue label holder dating back to late 1990s. Grading was strict and conservative as compared to today's market. All I can find to explain the MS65 net grade is a tiny obverse line from left facing wrist to E in UNITED which is difficult to see on GFRC images. Otherwise this one is worthy of an MS66 grade level. If looking for a really nice 1889 dime without spending over four figures, then consider this piece.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS65
PCGS
15023182
F-116
Gem $935 Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Perpherial Toning, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Ex. Osprey Collection. A spectular 1889 Seated dime with glowing frosty luster. Surface toning is limited to golden and rose shades mostly concentrated near the rims. Strike is typical for With Legend dimes during the 1882 through 1891 era. There is weakness at Liberty's head and on the upper left wheat grains as is frequently seen. Eye appeal is high due to brilliant frosty luster that dominates during in hand and bright light viewing. This lovely dime is housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and is conservatively graded. In summary, luster, surfaces, color and grading fully warrant CAC approval on this Newtown Collection offering.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS63 NGC
4189140006
F-113
Choice $250 Choice Original, Attractive Rose-Blue Patina, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A choice original 1889 dime that is at its best when viewed under a light source. Obverse is toned a fiery rose with intermixed blues, while the reverse has deep sky blue covering the most of the wreath devices. Under a light source, both obverse and reverse offer crisp cartwheel luster. The reverse is very pleasing indeed for the assigned MS63 grade level. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Housed in newer NGC holder. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
AU55 raw
Choice $115 Choice Original, Lustrous Cartwheel Olive-Gold Patina, Struck From Eroded Dies, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1889 Seated dime with satiny cartwheel luster and rose, gray and aquamarine coloring. Struck with heavily eroded dies as there is considerable metal flow surrounding Liberty, as the main device, and within the shield. Reverse is similar with bold die clashing and metal flow lines behind the denomination. In hand viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this quality Seated dime. Perfect as a type coin and accurately graded.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
Double Die Reverse
AU53 PCGS
85100437
F-106
Choice $160 Double Die Reverse #3, Crusty OriginaL, Choice Surfaces, Even Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A perfectly natural example of the Double Die Reverse #3 variety with choice surfaces and crusty original patina. In The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors, there are five different double die reverse identified. The F-106 reverse is probably the most dramatically doubled of all with huge hubbing separation between the outer left wreath devices and at upper left of (O)NE. The CherryPickers guide is vague on 1889 Double Die Reverse listing as the illustration does not match the description and I'm unable to tell which of the multiple double die reverses are being referenced. The offered dime is an excellent examples of the F-106 reverse and is freshly graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for a new home in a serious Seated dime die variety collection.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
AU53 raw
F-114
Original $95 Strictly Original Surfaces, Gray-Gold Patina, Strong Strike, Conservative Grading, Massachusetts Collection. A perfectly natural 1889 Philadelphia example that is well struck and covered with gray gold patina. Colorful frosty luster is pleasing under a bright light. There are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. A quality duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
MS63 NGC
3711364005
F-102
Choice $975 Medium S, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Skin, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Ex. Strong Hands Collection. Those who are fans of vibrant frosty cartwheel luster will enjoy owning this 1889-S Medium S dime. Originally, a duplicate from the Strong Hands Collection that sold into the Newtown Collection and now back on the market. Obverse fields are free of any marks while the reverse has typical field luster breaks for the MS63 grade. However, I believe the piece is conservatively graded on an eye appeal basis as the luster is that of a higher grade. The Medium S mintmark size is a bit more difficult to locate than the Small S but no premium is warranted. The 1889-S becomes scarce in mint state regardless of the higher mintage. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
AU58 NGC
3887987038
F-101
Original $275 Medium S, Original Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1889 San Francisco strikes become scarce in higher AU grades. PCGS population report indicates 8 graded at the AU55 level and another 9 at AU58 with few CoinFacts auction records. The date is definitely not "common" and will sell above those levels. Offered here is one of the duplicate F-101 Medium S examples from my reference collection. Surfaces are original and emit frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is well executed with only the upper left wheat grains lacking full definition. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
AU55 NGC
3832832053
F-101
Original $245 F-101 Web-book Plate Coin, Near Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A pleasing 1889 San Francisco strike that is the F-101 plate coin within the The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-101 die variety features a Medium S sized mintmark with die file lines in the upper loop. Surfaces are strictly original with just a hint of gray patina. There is ample residual luster when viewing with a light source. A quality example that has been off the market since the mid 1990s. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
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 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
MS65
NGC
372301002
F-109
Gem $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
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
AU55 PCGS
34956971
F-118
Choice $110 New April 5! Choic e Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Light Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. A wonderful 1890 Liberty Seated dime that is ideal candidate for With Legend obverse type coin. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant as the surfaces are 100% original and pleasing. Strike is also complete. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from Jim Poston that deserves special attention at the asking price.
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 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 1890S 1890-S
AU55 PCGS
27363959
F-107
Cleaned $155 S/S Mintmark Right, Old Cleaning, AU55 Details, 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
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
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 1891 1891
PR64 PCGS
50196929
F-131
R4
Choice $750 Choice Original Proof, Hammered Strike, Watery Mirrors, Gorgeous Deep Gray-Blue Patina, Florida Collection. Let's start the description for this near gem 1891 proof strike Seated dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I really like this example for multiple reasons. First is the strict originality with deep gray and blue toning. Next are the watery fields during bright light viewing. And finally, the strike is absolutely hammered. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An above average Liberty Seated proof dime from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
MS64 raw
F-123
Gem $350 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Beautiful Rose-Blue Obverse, Light Gold Reverse, Conservative Grading, Massachusetts Collection. A gorgeous 1891 Liberty Seated dime that deserves special attention. Cartwheel luster is vibrant and frosty through obverse and reverse. Obverse offers pretty rose and blue patina that is semi-transparent to the underlying luster. Light gold patina is consistent across the reverse and completely transparent. Strike is complete with obverse wire rims. A duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection that needs to find another special collector home.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
AU55 raw
TOP #95
F-109
R5
Market Acceptable New Price
$295
Rare Double Die Obverse, Top 100 Varieties, Light Gold Surfaces, Old Dip. The 1891 Double Die Obverse die pairing is an elusive entry in the Top 100 Seated Dime Varieties set. Few examples have been seen during my years of searching out this variety. Now the Indiana Collection consignor is offering an AU55 example with strong doubling throughout the shield and at AMERI(C)A. All F-109 examples are typically clashed with heavy die clash lines behind the main Liberty devices and within the wreath on the reverse. This example has seen a long ago dip and has retoned with a thin skin of golden patina. Many Top 100 set collectors need this variety and an important opportunity.
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 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
MS61 PCGS
14646495
F-130
Original $235 New April 5! Cracked Reverse, Late Die State, Heavily Clashed, Soft Luster, Original Surfaces, Poston Collection. This 1891 New Orleans is ideal for those serious researching and building Liberty Seated dime die variety collections. This piece is a late die state example of F-130 with a heavily cracked reverse and die clash marks on both side. Surfaces are 100% natural with light gray-gold patina. Strike is complete and bold. Luster is soft but there are no blemishes whatsoever to justify the assigned MS61 grade level. Let's just call this nice 1890 dime as being conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from Jim Poston.
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 1891S 1891-S
MS60 NGC
2508594012
F-109
Original $195 Medium S, Frosty White Cartwheel Luster, Strictly Original, Conservative Grading, Massachusetts Collection. The MS60 grade level is infrequently seen on TPG certified coins. However, NGC decided to use this grade level for the offering 1891-S F-109 dime. Let's explore that since the Massachusetts Collection has upgraded the piece and wishes for it to find a new home. White cartwheel luster is vibrant and active throughout obverse and reverse and consistent with MS63 grade level. Surfaces are frosty original but probably dipped given the uniform white coloring. Under a 10x loupe, there are some faint field hairlines when rotating the coin under bright light. This has to be the reason for the assigned MS60 grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.