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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 125 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on June 10, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Large Date
AU55 PCGS
11904516
TOP #1
F-101c
Original New Price
$1200
Clashed/Cracked Obverse, Top 100 Varieties, Original Gray Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. This 1837 Large Date F-101c example definitely warrants consideration! The late die state obverse cracks are thick and crisply defined while the die clashing is bold from a hammered strike. Some F-101c examples will exhibit most of the terminal die state diagnostic but this example has every clash mark deeply impressed. Strictly original surfaces are entirely covered with a light gray patina. There are a few micro lines in the right obverse field that hold this first year Seated dime strike back from a Choice quality rating. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important Top 100 offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Large Stars
MS65
PCGS
25679806
F-107
Gem $2750 Premium Gem, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Brilliant frosty luster and antique gray surfaces are the highlights of this premium gem 1838 dime. Cartwheel luster radiates from the obverse and glows on the reverse. Strike is 100% complete and hammered to the delight of every collector that views this piece. This is one of the finer F-107 examples with boldy repunching on Star 5 along with Stars 11 and 12. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is completely warranted at the MS65 grade level. An eye appealing offering from the Woodlands Collection that would please the most selective advanced collector.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Large Stars
MS63 PCGS
28011890
F-107
Choice $975 New May 3! Superb Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Rose Center with Sky Blue Rims, Conservative Grading, Wisconsin Collection. The 1838 F-107 die pairing is easily attributed by boldly repunched stars 5, 12 and 13 along with repunching at the top of the 8 digit. This obverse die eventually will be clashed and becomes the Partial Drapery obverse. Brilliant luster and traditional album toning dominate on this choice original example. Obverse center is faint rose and surrounded with aquamarine-blue toning ring at the stars and date. The reverse has a similar toning pattern with more mottled gold being seen throughout the strike. Strike is complete with rounded stars. Though having the eye appeal and luster of a higher grade, technically the grading is accurate as there is a field blemish between stars 4 and 5 plus a tiny mark on the Liberty Cap. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. An offering with huge eye appeal from the Wisconsin Collection.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Large Stars
MS62 PCGS
82484878
F-102
Choice $725 Double Die Reverse, Choice Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Gun Metal Blue-Gray, Gerry Fortin Web-Book Plate Coin. The Gerry Fortin web-book plate coin for the F-102 die variety and off the market since May 1995. Yes, this lovely 1838 dime was purchased two decades and become the visual representation for the F-102 Double Die Reverse variety. The reverse is same as pair with Small Stars obverse die but in a later die state. Checking the strength of the die crack at the tops of STATE(S OF AME)RICA provides in idea on the die state. In the case of this hammered struck example, the die crack is faint indicating a mint press strike some after striking Small Star dimes. Surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray-blue patina and are entirely blemish free. Luster is the limited factor for the assigned grade. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important piece of Seated coinage numismatic history.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Small Stars
MS61 PCGS
81753436
TOP #4
F-101a
Choice $775 Small Stars, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Conservative Grading, Washington State Collection. A Top 100 Varieties offering. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. No CAC attempt. A choice offering from the Washington State Collection.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Large Stars
MS60 SEGS
F-109
R5
Market Acceptable $550 Partial Drapery, R5, 2nd Reverse Die Pairing.. It really is amazing to be offering two examples of the F-109 variety at the same time; this second partial drapery die pairing is so much scarcer than the Red Book listed F-108a. The F-109 variety results from a re-marriage of the heavily clashed Partial Drapery obverse with a second unclashed reverse. This die pairing is rated R5 as so few have been seen after years of searching. This example from the Hamden and Gerry Fortin Collections has been off the market since the mid 1990s. Original purchased by me from the Hamden Collection since I required an F-109 example for the web-book varieties guide. This piece was sold back to the Hamden collector and is now being offered by GFRC. What I really like about this piece is the bold residual die clashing that forms the partial drapery. Obverse fields are reflective with light gold surrounding the stars; the reflective fields provide strong contrast for the die clash mark below Liberty's arm. The reverse is covered with light gray patina that turns darker at portions of the rim. Strike is full and crisp. Housed in old SEGS holder since being acquired by the Hamden Collection.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Small Stars
AU53 raw
F-101
R2
Original $450 Small Stars, Early Die State, Frosty Surfaces, Web-Book Plate Coin.. A fully struck example of the 1838 Small Stars variety that is in an early die state. The obverse die crack through left stars and into date is faint while the reverse die doubling on lower wreath and (O)NE (D)IME is bold. Surfaces are an even creamy white. Strike is complete and there is ample remaining luster. This dime was previously in my Seated dime variety reference collection and remains as the F-101 variety page plate coin. This is a chance for a variety specialist to acquire an important Small Stars example.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Large Stars
AU50 NGC
4334104002
F-103b
Original $425 Vertically Cracked Reverse, Original Light Gold Surfaces, Bold Reverse Diagnostics, Accurately Graded.. A challenging No Drapery cracked reverse terminal die state that is so popular with collectors and an important entry in the Top 100 Seated Dime varieties set. This example offers nice original surfaces with ample remaining luster and a light golden skin. The reverse vertical die crack is near terminal die state and boldly defined. There is one tiny tick on Liberty's left elbow that is mentioned for complete accuracy. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
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 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 1839O 1839-O
AU50 Details raw
TOP #14
F-108
R6
Market Acceptable $975 Huge O Variety, Rare Grade, Top 100 Varieties #14.. Definitely a rare grade for the 1839-O Huge O reverse variety when AU details remain. This specimen easily grades AU+ but has dark verdigris covering the obverse stars and date regions coupled with the entire reverse. The dark surfaces were result in a PCGS grade designation of AU Details code 97 (environmental) if holdering were to be attempted. Few examples are know at this grade level and a truly problem free specimen would be priced in the $2000+ range. Offers are welcomed as the dime is listed to sell.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
2025164001
TOP #15
F-103
R3
Original $1095 Frosty Original, Chin Whiskers, Top 100 Variety #15.. Accurately graded by NGC as this piece has even silver/gray coloring with soft luster. Obverse has wispy deep gray toning in the fields. The die scratches under Liberty's chin are bold and nearly visible in hand due to the mint state contrast. Strike is a tad weak at Liberty's head and surrounding stars. Housed in new NGC holder with Top 100 labeling as follows; TOP 100 F-103, CHIN WHISKERS
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
AU58
NGC
4430796001
F-101
R6
Choice HOLD
$2900
Rare Early Die State F-101 Example R6, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Soft Satiny Luster, Saw Mill Run Collection. Wow is all that I can say upon viewing this incredible 1840 New Orleans F-101 strike graded AU58 with CAC approval. Liberty Seated dime variety specialist can appreciate the rarity of this offering for multiple reason. First, 1840-O dimes saw heavy circulation with low survival rate in upper grades and especially choice. Second, examples of the Large O F-101 die pairing struck with early die state dies are essentially non existant until this piece arrived in the Saw Mill Run Collection consignment. Nearly all F-101 die pair examples were struck from lapped dies in the F-101a die state. The offered example is fully choice with uniform gun metal gray patina. Strike is crisp and the only issue holding this piece from a GFRC Gem designation is a faint toned over micro line across Liberty's mid section. This rare dime is freshly graded and housed in NGC large font label holder with CAC approval. A most special offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
Lg 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 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 1841O 1841-O
AU50 raw
F-108a
R4
Original $200 New May 1! Lapped Dies, Original Deep Gray Patina, One Reverse Mark, Indiana Collection. The 1841-O F-108a die variety and late die state features some of the most aggressive die lapping known in the Seated dime series. Whoever lapped the F-108 dies much have not been paying close attention. Much of the device details were removed with AU50 examples having removed drapery and center device details along with UNITED being almost eliminated. This example is one of the better seen in years of collecting the series. Surfaces are covered with thick gun metal gray-blue patina. There is an old time reverse line in the lower left wreath to rim that probably dates to early circulation. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1842 1842
MS63 ANACS OWH
2632470
TOP #21
F-103a
Original New Price
$725
Obverse Rim Cud, Rainbow Toning, Challenging Variety, Top 100 Variety. A lovely mint state 1842 F-103a dime is offered here. The F-103a variety features are large rim cud adjacent to stars 3 through 5. This example resides in old white ANACS holder and features intermixed rainbow toning throughout obverse and reverse. A no question mint state example glowing luster under bright light that activatives golden and blue shades. One must inspect this piece in hand to appreciate as difficult to describe. GFRC images provide an idea of the in hand appearance but not the luster. A well struck dime with deeply impressed obverse devices and just a touch of weakness on the upper left reverse leaves. There are no blemishes whatsoever.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
AU50
PCGS OGH
3298678
TOP 23
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10c 1843 1843
MS62 PCGS
31810578
F-101a
Original $595 Polished Obverse Die, Eroded Reverse Die, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A very well struck F-101a example with polished obverse die and severely eroded reverse that has been added to the web-book for F-101a full strike illustration. Overall eye appeal is higher than the assigned MS62 grade. The revere was struck from late die and eroded die that produced "orange peel" surfaces in the fields. The reverse die also looks to be buldging at the lower wreath above the ribbon ends. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and accurately graded with nice satiny luster.
Seated 10C 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
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 1847 1847
AU50 PCGS
29274757
F-103
Choice $485 Choice Original, Steely Ebony-Gray Surfaces, Die Cracked Reverse, Conservative Grading, Indiana Collection. A lovely example of the F-103 Cut Out Base obverse die variety along with cracked reverse die. The Third Party Grading services have a difficult time grading With Stars Seated dimes due to strike variations. In this case, the assigned AU50 grade is once again conservative. Surfaces are covered with a semi transparent ebony-gray patina and have minimal wear. Adding a bright light exposes the underlyling luster along with softer rose and gold coloring. Strike is complete with rounded obverse stars and nearly all reverse wreath leaves having detailed veins. The only blemish to mention is a fully toned over line on the reverse below O(NE). Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A strong offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1849 1849
MS63 PCGS
21190006
F-101
R4
Original $1050 Creamy Original Luster, Very Scarce in Mint State, Birmingham Collection.. I still don't understand why higher grade 1849 dimes lack respect. The PCGS population reports are low at (6) MS63, (9) MS64, (1) MS65 and (1) MS66. The MS64 number has regrade attempts due to a large MS65 price jump. The Birmingham Collection example has typical satiny surfaces with a hint of light gold. Strike is all there with complete head details and bold star centrils while the reverse has complete wreath leaves other than a spot at 10:00 which is typical for the F-101 variety. Surfaces are blemish free and attractive. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. No CAC attempt by the Birmingham owner. I hope that GFRC customers will carefully consider this offering.
Seated 10C 1849 1849
AU58 NGC
1749008004
F-101a
Choice $375 Underrated Date, Crusty Original, Accurately Graded. Fully choice example of the late die state F-101 die pairing with long mostly horizontal die crack through UNITE(D) and wreath and ending at the denomination. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with semi transparent crusty gray-brown patina. Residual luster is evident when placed under a bright light as a soft golden brown glow is experienced. Housed in old style NGC holder with standard ring insert. The NGC grading is a bit generous as I would be more at the AU55 level. Regardless of being AU55 or AU58, 1849 Philadelphia strikes are so challenging to locate in choice AU or better.
Seated 10C 1851O 1851-O
AU50 raw
F-101
Original $1150 Challenging New Orleans Date in AU Grade, Original Rose Gold Patina, Florida Collection. A quick review of CoinFacts will immediately highlight how rare the 1851 New Orleans dates becomes in AU or better. Only (16) have been certified by PCGS in all AU grades with only (4) at the mint state level. The offered example grades full AU. Surfaces are covered with rose gold patina and a quite lustrous under bright light. Mint frosty is observed in the protected device areas while strike better than average. An Original quality rating has been assigned though there are some random wispy lines and two rim marks at the left obverse. I believe this piece has the possibility to be certified at a TPG. An important offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1852O 1852-O
MS62 PCGS
21316733
F-101
R4
Choice $4250 Choice Original, Reverse Rainbow Toning, Rare In Mint State, Florida Collection.. Talk about eye candy on a rare New Orleans Seated dime date! The Florida consignor has been collecting for about 35 yields across all United States coinage denominations. He seeks silver coins with above average toning patterns and eye appeal. Mint state examples of the 1852 New Orleans date are infrequently seen and some are not choice when located. PCGS population reports indicates MS62 (5), MS63 (8), MS64 (5). There are no MS63 auction records in CoinFacts for either PCGS or NGC. Where are these 8 MS63 examples and do they exist or regrades for the large MS64 price jump? Researching mint state availability is important. GFRC images are very accurate in terms of luster and colors as this piece was photographed under bright sunlight. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert; serial number 21316733. Definitely a specimen for an advanced collection and worthy of consideration.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS62 PCGS
82484881
F-120
Choice $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 raw
Choice $295 Hubbed Date and Arrows, Choice Original, Maine Collection.. Fresh to market and housed in Wayte Raymond album for decades. Incredible original toning covers this special Seated dime. Obverse is toned with mottled gray patterns that turn darker at the rim while the reverse is even gun metal gray face on but has rose/gold hues under bright light. The patina is thick throughout this piece and I believe my grading is accurate.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
28172752
F-103
Choice HOLD
$245
Hubbed Arrows and Date, Choice Original, Gray/Blue and Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Varieties Reference Collection. Fully choice with glowing luster. Obverse offers sky blues and faint rose under bright light while reverse is mostly faint rose. Obverse die hubbing is weak result in low relief main device and date digits.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
AU50 PCGS
83931729
Choice $150 New June 1! Hubbed Arrows and Date, Choice Original, Pretty Copper Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1854 1854
MS64 PCGS
5835316
Original $725 Original Light Violet Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Birmingham Collection. . 1854 Seated dimes are probably tinted by their omni present 1853 With Arrows counterparts. The PCGS MS64 population is only 35 pieces and is fairly low given the high 4.4M mintage. Examples do come to market on a regular basis so locating an above average example is the challenge. This offering has been off the market for years, is accurately graded and attractive. Surfaces are pristine with satiny light violet toning and luster. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1854 1854
With Arrows
AU50 raw
Original $115 Crusty Original, With Arrows Type Coin, Well Struck. A crusty original 1854 dime with deep gray and gold coloring. Overall strike is well executed. There are some fully toned over lines on the lower obverse to consider.
Seated 10C 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 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
AU58 PCGS
30447896
TOP #42
F-110
R4
Choice $550 New May 27! 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
Gem $1350 New June 9! 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
Large Date
AU53
PCGS
28172763
F-103a
R4+
Choice $400 New May 27! Lapped Obverse Die, Rare Preservation States, Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2013 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
AU53
PCGS
30447898
F-121
R3
Choice $275 New May 27! 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 $95 Vertical Die Lines on Reverse, Typical Strike, Cleaned, Very Scarce, Indiana Collection. Several lines are seen on the obverse. A very difficult die variety to locate.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Sm Date
MS62 NGC
1667468005
TOP #42
F-110
R4
Original $715 Double Die Obverse North, Original, Ebony Patina, Bold Luster, Accurately Graded, Top 100 Varieties #42. An accurately graded example of the 1856 Double Die Obverse North variety. Surfaces are darkly toned with strong underlying luster that is apparent under bright light. There are no blemished whatsoever on this Top 100 Varieties example. Strike is complete which is atypical for this variety as most are seen with striking issues. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert.
Seated 10C 1856S 1856-S
AU58 PCGS
3582595
F-101
Original HOLD
$3950
Original, Mottled Gun Metal Gray/Gold, Hammered Strike, New Jersey Collection.. GFRC is blessed to have two PCGS AU58 examples in stock at same time. This key date example is also graded AU58 but with different characteristics. Mottled toning dominates the surfaces with gun metal blues along with golden hues. Residual luster is bold resulting in glowing golden appearance during bright light viewing. This dime is fully struck with rounded stars and complete head/hair curl details. Similarly, all reverse wreath devices are deeply impressed. There are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard right insert; serial number 03582595. An example that has been off the market for over a decade.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
MS65 PCGS
08175509
F-114
Gem $2650 Gem Proof Like, Stack's Lemus Sale 2005.. This is the first 1857 F-114 offered by GFRC and what an incredible example. The F-114 variety features badly rusted obverse and reverse dies. Areas of die rust are seen on Liberty's right arm under the pole/cap and throughout the reverse denomination letter and legend. To minimize the rust defects, Mint workers heavily polished the dies resulting in proof like surfaces. Couple the proof like fields with multi color patina and bold strike and the result is huge eye appeal. This piece is sitting in front of a window so light reflects at an angle across the surface. On the obverse, I see an aquamarine/teal center that transitions to rose/gold surrounding the stars and some reds at the date. Angling the obverse under bright light results in more colors that are difficult to describe. Reverse has a rose center at the denomination that converts to sea blue around the legend. Provenance dates back to the Stack's NYC Lemus sale. I remember seeing this dime at the preview and it sold raw during auction. Stack's was the first to diagnose the rusted die variety per observation on this discovery piece. There is only one issue holding this dime back and that is trying to photograph the proof like surfaces and colors straight on. The images in no way do this coin justice and you will have to trust me on the gem eye appeal. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and serial number 08175509.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
MS64 PCGS
60030980
F-107
Original $800 Original Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded and Choice, Birmingham Collection.. The 1857 date is considered to be common in the Seated dime series but locating well struck and attractive examples may not be straightforward. This example from the Birmingham Collection is definitely worthy of consideration due to the bold cartwheel luster and frosty surfaces. Images well capture the luster and eye appeal. This is a full MS64 piece any day of the week and should be considered for an advanced dime collection. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1857O 1857-O
AU58
PCGS
81871688
F-102
Original HOLD
$415
New June 22! Large O, Original Creamy Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. CAC approval on 6/22/17. It has been awhile since GFRC handled a higher grade 1857 New Orleans dime and pleased to be offering this example. Frosty cartwheel luster immediately jumps out when first viewing this piece. Toning is creamy original. Strike is complete with rounded stars, a full head and well defined veins on the reverse wreath leaves. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed only a tiny blemish below the clasp that is colored the same and surrounding devices and not distracting. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A lovely Seated dime offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 10C 1858O 1858-O
AU53 raw
F-101
Choice $325 Choice Original, Even Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded.. 1858 New Orleans dimes are always in demand when choice and this piece sure fits the bill. Purchased from a type set collector who broke out TPG coins for album storage. This piece was previously graded and housed as ANACS AU55 and I'm more comfortable at the AU53 grade. Surfaces are nice and original with just light wear. The remaining luster is ample for bright light viewing. Perfect for a Dansco set or returning into another TPG holder.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
MS62 raw
F-107
Choice $340 New May 31! Choice Original, Scarce Fully Struck Example for Date, Attractive Toning, Strictly Graded. If one has studied the strike characteristic of Liberty Seated dimes by date, then several With Stars date jump out as being inconsistently struck. A the top of the list are the 1856 and 1859 dates. So when a fully struck example appears on the the market, collector should take notice. This is the case with this most pleasing example that is fully struck and entirely blemish free other than a tiny contact mark at the lower shield point. Add in pretty original light gold and gray-blue toning results in considerable eye appeal. This piece is raw and consigned from the Gansu Collection. I personally assembed this collection for this Chinese collector during the 2011-2013 timeframe and now it returns to GFRC for divestment. A special dime that deserved attention.
Seated 10c 1859O 1859-O
AU58 PCGS
30447913
F-101
R3
Choice HOLD
$485
New May 27! Large O Mintmark, Hammered Strike, Lustrous Golden Patina, Scarce at Grade Level, 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 1860 1860
PF64 NGC
1506014010
Choice $1050 Better Proof Date, Flashy Mirrored Luster, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. The 1860 and 1861 proof Liberty Seated dime dates tend to be scarce but not as scarce as those issued between 1857 - 1859. Mintage for the 1860 date is 1000 but the population reports suggest a low survival rate. This PF64 example exhibits old time coloring that one would expect from a perfectly original proof strike. Obverse is toned faint copper-gold that is darker at the rims while the reverse has intermixed rose and blues. There are no blemishes or lint marks in the fields. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. The holder is worn at Liberty's head resulting in the haze blocking full view of the head on GFRC images. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality and accurate grading. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 10C 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 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 1867 1867
AU53 NGC
3420671005
Original $2350 New June 10! 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 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
AU60 PCGS
20419957
F-101
Original $485 Underrated Date/Grade, Strictly Original, Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded.. A no question original 1869 San Francisco strike with uniform gun metal gray patina that includes faint rose under bright light. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a tiny mark at O(N)E being shared for full accuracy. A challenging date in AU grades that is so underrated in AU and above grades. CoinFacts indicates that only (4) examples have been graded by PCGS at the AU50 level with (3) in AU53. Auction records at this grade level at almost non existent. PCGS price guide is $500 at AU50 level for reference. Handled for a second time at GFRC after being recently upgraded in an advanced collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. If building a Seated dime set, please don't miss this opportunity.
Seated 10C 1870 1870
MS65 NGC
1727971003
F-106
Gem $1675 Frosty Original Gem, Scarce Variety, Florida Collection.. As for February 2015, I had not handled any 1870 F-106 dimes and then within several months, two mint state examples appear. This example is a lovely gem with frosty devices and a hammered strike with sharp wire rims on both obverse and reverse. All device details including hair curls and upper wheat grains a fully visible. The F-106 variety can be diagnosed by a radial die crack through the 7 and 0 digits then up through Liberty's foot and into the legend. Some F-106 specimens come with proof like appearance and this example clearly has the strike characteristics of a proof. Housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
MS65
PCGS
81252594
F-102
Gem $2550 Premium Gem, Condition Census, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A wonderful gem Philadelphia strike that approaches the upper bounds of mint state grade availability. Considering CAC approval, this could be a condition census example with PCGS population. The PCGS population report indicates a total of (9) graded in MS65, none at the MS66 and (1) at MS67. How's that for being near the top of the pile for surviving examples? This 1872 dime is simply superb with frosty rose patina across the obverse and lighter gold on the reverse. Strike is absolutely hammered including fully defined grains in the upper left wreath. There are no blemishes to discuss as luster is the driving force at MS65 grade level and above. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A premium offering from the Woodlands Collection that should be immediately scooped up for a serious mint state collection. I've even pondered if this one should be added to my own collection as so darn nice and CAC approved.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
PF63 PCGS
22119073
F-103
Original $525 Original Light Gray, Mirrored Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. Proof surfaces with variegated blue gray toning on obverse and more consistent coloring on the reverse. Under a bright light, the fields have a few hairlines which are consistent with the assigned PF63 grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Holder serial number 22119073.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
MS62 PCGS
29677879
F-119
Original $500 Original, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection.. Accurately graded at the assigned MS62 level. Surfaces offer residual luster under bright light though a tad muted. Faint rose/gold is seen throughout the obverse and reverse. Strike is typical with weakness in the upper left wreath. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with serial number 29677879. .
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
15036925
TOP #60
F-103
Original $7450 Doubled Shield, Doubled Die Obverse, 3rd Finest Known, CoinFacts Plate Coins, Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection . Greer 101, The third finest example known based on TPG holder designations but frankly, I believe this is the second finest given the NGC MS61 example has been dipped out. The finest example is the Bob Simpson/Eugene Gardner PCGS AU58 CAC example which brought in excess of $20,000 at its Eugene Gardner sale. This example is old time crusty original with a fully toned over reverse mark. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. PCGS label reads, "Arrows DDO FS-2101". A detailed inspection is possible by visiting CoinFacts and the Double Die Obverse variety designation; this is the PCGS plate coin.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
MS64 PCGS
21497792
F-107
Choice $1300 Choice Original, Mirrored Cartwheel Luster, Birmingham Collection.. Always in demand as type coin due to the with arrows variety. Surfaces radiate a substantial amount of cartwheel luster under bright light and could be deemed proof like. Soft gold patina at the rims well frames the lustrous centers. There are a few obverse field ticks that resulted in the MS64 grade being assigned...otherwise, this dime has sufficient luster to be graded MS65. Reverse die is cracked with die cracks throughout the wreath devices. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert; serial number 21497792. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
Polished Arrows
MS Details NGC
4189872002
TOP #62
F-106
Original $24500 Polished Arrows, Finest of Four Known, Struck From Mirrored Dies, Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Greer 102, Polished Arrows. The finest known with research strongly suggesting this piece was struck during a Philadelphia mint experiment to gang arrows and date digits on the same punch. The experiment failed and a few specimens escaped the mint after the die were poorly reworked. Please allow me to walk GFRC customers through this dime's history. Brian Greer listed a "No Arrows" variety in his Seated Dime Guidebook during 1992. Greer indicated that "The arrows have either been filled in the die or were weakly punched and show only very faintly." This variety was discovered by James Skwarek and is considered extremely rare, as only two examples are currently known (this is 1992). A close study of the plate coin, as purchased at the 2003 FUN show, suggests an alternate theory for the presence of faint arrows. First, the plate coin was produced from polished dies and is prooflike. This suggests that the plate coin is from an early striking from a new set of dies. The digits in the date appear to be punched at least twice. The first date punch, as seen under the base of all four digits in the date, is weak and suggests that the die in the area of the date and arrows was polished. The polishing is most evident on the top of the 7 and 4 digits in conjunction with the left and right arrows. It is unknown as to why the mint employee attempted to remove the date and arrows by die polishing. After the polishing of the date area, a second attempt is made to repunch the date digits only. Evidence of the second punching of the date is clearly visible at the base of each digit. Since few examples are known, the Philadelphia mint employees at the steam press may have rejected this obverse die upon discovering that the arrows were very faint or not present. All 1874 dimes were struck with arrows, as required by law. The question now becomes that of how many examples were struck from this obverse die and released into circulation. Brian Greer indicated at the 2003 FUN, upon seeing the above plate coin, that the James Skwarek piece was the only one seen and was in a lower circulated grade. Fast forward to 2016 and currently housed in NGC MS Details holder with large font label. This is the finest of four examples known. This dime is original and the highly polished die surfaces confuse the TPG graders. PCGS has graded it questionable color in the past. This piece was originally purchased in an old white ANACS AU58 holder but cracked out as clearly mint state.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
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
AU50 PCGS
28172780
F-102a
Choice $650 New June 9! 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
MS62 NGC Fatty
251189013
F-103
Gem HOLD
$285
New June 9! Rusted Die, Undergraded, . A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation! Even thought 1875 Philadelphia strikes are common within the Liberty Seated dime series, some surviving examples have exceptional eye appeal and are worth adding to an advanced collection. This F-103 rusted die obverse dime may be graded MS62 but has glowing luster and heavy obverse die rust throughout Liberty's gown and shield. This die rust also extends into the right field. Die rust is also visible on the reverse wreath. Clearly a gem and undergraded without CAC attempt. This one may just go into the next CAC submission to determine if CAC green or Gold bean is warranted. In the meantime, it is for sale with the next owner being pleased with this purchase. Housed in brown label NGC Fatty holder and again, undergraded.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
AU53 raw
F-123
R2
Original $85 New May 1! 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 1875 1875
AU50 raw
F-105
R4
Original $110 Repunched 18, Original Gray-Rose Patina, Wire Obverse Rims, Indiana Collection. An original example of the 1875 F-105 variety with bold repunching under the base of the 1 digit and faint repunching under the lower loupe of the 8 digit. Surfaces are covered with uniform gray patina. Denomination weakness within the central reverse is due to poor reverse die hubbing and not strike.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
Below Wreath
MS63 PCGS
5737952
F-101
Original $700 Original, Even Crusty Gray Patina, Birmingham Collection.. The obverse on this Below Wreath dime exhibits a rich crusty gray patina with considerable luster peeking through. The reverse is lovely even silver gray with lavendar highlights. This specimen is fully struck from eroded dies as is quite comment for Below Wreath dimes. Blemishes are limited to one fully toned over faint lines on the obverse, otherwise mark free. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Birmingham Collection and ready for inclusion in a new advanced date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1875S 1875-S
In Wreath
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
In Wreath
MS63 PCGS
30941080
F-105
Choice $465 Choice Original, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Central California Collection.. I seem to have an affinity for 1875 San Francisco In Wreath dimes and this example is definitely worth considering. One immediately notes the original surfaces with a thin skin of rose/gold patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is so typical for the F-105 variety with partial head and weakness in the lower shield and rock immediately to the left. The reverse is better struck with the diagnostic die crack in the lower right wreath (see web-book for more information). A close inspection with 10x loupe revealed no blemishes. Overall, a strictly original and fully problem free example of the In Wreath variety for the selective collector. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with serial number 30941080.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type I Reverse
MS64 PCGS
20463095
F-108
Choice $375 Choice Original, Even Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Central California Collection.. Locating 1876 Type I reverse examples is fairly easy. But locating choice original does take some patience when considering the combination of strike, originality and eye appeal. This piece offers a nice balance of all three selection criteria. Surfaces are obviously original and are covered with a light to medium silver gray coloring that is a bit more mottled on the reverse. Strike is excellent as all head details and reverse devices being completely defined. In terms of eye appeal, this piece has that wholesome untouched appearance that matches my expectation for what an original silver coin should look like. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert; serial number 20463095.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type 1 Reverse
MS63 raw
F-115
Choice $250 New May 31! F-115 Web-Book Plate Coin, Choice Original, Brilliant Luster, Golden Patina, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Gansu Collection. A most attractive 1876 Seated dime with brilliant luster and rich golden toning at the rims. This is the F-117 die variety with minor repunching in the 7 digit in the date and the Fortin web-book plate coin. Reverse die cracks are consistent with web-book attribution diagram. From the Gansu Collection consignor. This collection was personally assembed by Gerry Fortin for this Chinese collector during the 2011-2013 and is now being repatriated to the United States. A really nice offering for a Dansco or Whitman album type set collection at a fair price.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type 2 Reverse
MS63
PCGS
60069895
F-101
Choice $385 New June 9! Fortin Type 2 Reverse F-101 Plate Coin, Choice Original, Glowing Golden-Aquamarine Luster, Accurately Graded. This 1876 Philadelphia struck dime with new Type 2 reverse hub, is from the Gerry Fortin reference collection and serves as the F-101 web-book plate coin. Surfaces are perfectly natural and so well preserved. Luster has a cream colored satiny texture while the rim toning incorporates gold, aquamarine and light blue hues. Strike is complete and atypical for With Legend dime coinaged. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the originality and strict grading.
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
MS60 raw
F-120
R4
Market Acceptable $100 Repunched 1 and 6 Digits, Discovery and Web-Book Plate Coin, Old Clean, Gold Retoning, Indiana Collection. An opportunity to acquire a Liberty Seated dime die variety discovery piece and web-book plate coin all in one purchase. The 1876 Type 1 reverse F-120 variety features rotated die punch repunching on the 1 and 6 digits. This repunching was first identified by Dr. Tim Cook and submitted for publication in the web-book with this example offered today. This dime has been lightly cleaned in the past and has recovered with uniform gold patina throughout obverse and reverse. Under bright light, some of the old cleaning hairlines still remain. I've decided to assign a market acceptable quality rating with a more detailed description as found here.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type I Reverse
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
Gen (AU50) PCGS
31556823
F-131
Choice $145 Pimple Die Obverse, Original AU Surfaces, Another PCGS Grading Casualty, West Coast Collection. Another 1876 Carson City dime that ends up in a mistakely graded PCGS holder. PCGS struggles with rusted die surfaces on many of the 1876-CC DDO F-107 strikes along with the Pimple Die obverse on F-131. The surfaces have the appearance of environmental damage when the exact opposity is true. The dime is original AU with uniform gray patina that that shifts to golden hues under a light source. The die states is early for the variety as I've seen much later die rusted examples. There are no blemishes whatsoever and strike complete. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with Genuine designation. 1876 Carson City dimes just don't get an respect.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type I Reverse
AU55 raw
TOP #74
F-111
R4
Cleaned $235 Misplaced 76 Digits, Reflective Surfaces, Scarce, Top 100 Varieties #74. . Mint States details but old surface wipe/polish renders the surfaces bright. Net graded AU50 and still a very desirable Top 100 Varieties dime. The 1876-CC die varieties are by far the most popular of all Seated dime dates with the 76 Misplaced Date being a top favorite.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type I Reverse
AU53 PCGS
32004014
F-133
Original $165 Repunched Right C, Crusty Original Gray Patina.. An R5 variety that was discovered in the past few years. The right C in the mintmark has been repunched with extra metal visible above the top loop. Surfaces are strictly original with crusty gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Don't miss out on this opportunity as pricing is reasonable. This piece is in a later die state with strong repunching above the right C mintmark. The "horn" on top left side of the mintmark is hidden by verdigris.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type I Reverse
AU50 raw
F-124
Original $110 Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Surfaces are strictly original with a uniform layer of medium gray patina. The strike is bold and complete. The F-124 reverse diagnostic are evident under 10x loupe inspection. There are obverse rim nicks and a blemish between AME(RIC)A and the rim that are completely toned over but accounted for in the asking price. I believe this Carson City centennial dime has a decent shot at TPG certification.
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
Type I Reverse
AU58 raw
F-106
Original $215 Original Light Gray, Cracked Obverse, Web-book Plate Coin.. A distinctive seated dime with heavily cracked obverse and poorly hubbed denomination and well illustrates the F-106 variety. I've used this piece as the web-book plate coin. Surfaces are an even light gray with some toning at the rims and mildly lustrous. The piece was probably dipped at some point but devices show no traces of wear and the fields are pristine. It is doubtful that I will ever upgrade the F-106 images so this piece will be a plate coins for years to come.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
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 II Reverse
MS65 PCGS OGH
4326537
F-102
Gem $950 Type 2 Reverse, Gem Original, Frosty White Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading. Repunched 1, Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster is the highlight of this awesome 1878 Seated dime. Struck with Type 2 reverse hub design which is the most available of the two reverse hubs employed during 1876 through 1878. Surfaces are untoned while offering frosty main devices and fields. Whatever blemishes seen are consistent with the assigned grade. An outstanding Seated dime with that classic gem original appearance. Housed in PCGS old green holder.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS63 raw
F-105
R4
Choice $385 New May 31! Type 2 Reverse Hub, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Gansu Collection. A choice example of the 1878 date struck with Type 2 reverse hub. This offering, from the Gansu Collection, offers brilliant frosty luster and is fully struck for the With Legend design. In my Seated dime web-book, the F-105 die variety is rated as an R4 rarity. Under a bright light, a faint gold patina is seen on the frosty surfaces. I'm confident that this piece will grade MS63 if sent to one of the leading TPGs otherwise perfect for a Dansco or Whitman album set. All the Gansu Collection coins were personally assembled by Gerry Fortin and sold to this Chinese collector during the 2011-2013 timeframe. Now these pieces are being repatriated to United States collectors.
Seated 10C 1879 1879
PF64 NGC
1576607004
F-102
Choice $885 Normal Date. Proof Dies, Rich Rose/Gold.. This Seated dime proof offers nicely mirrored fields that are covered with an even rose/gold patina. Under bright light, the fields are sharp with color explosion. I believe the grade is limited by several tiny micro lines in the right field by (UNI)TED otherwise blemish free. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert; serial number 1576607-004.
Seated 10C 1881 1881
PF64 NGC
1286133004
F-101
R3
Choice $825 Choice Example, Watery Untoned Mirrors, Accurately Grade, Florida Collection.. A near gem 1881 F-101 example with untoned watery proof surfaces. A few faint obverse hairlines keep this piece out of PF65 designation. Strike is crisp. Separating the 1881 F-101 from F-102 die pairings can be challenging and requires careful inspection of the left base of 1 digit with respect to the "0" denticle. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert.
Seated 10C 1881 1881
MS63 PCGS
11435640
F-101a
Original HOLD
$595
New June 10! Business Strike, Crusty Original Gun Patina, Fully Struck, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The most challenging of the three low mintage later date Seated dimes. 1881 dime mintage was a low 24,975 but with a high survival rate. Today, the 1881 date is rare in circulated grades with Greer considering mint state examples to be full R5. This example, from the AuburnNY Accordion Collection is a typical as most are seen white lustrous. This example is no question original with thick gun patina. Strike is exceelent with no points of weakness. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A better date piece for fans of strict originality.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
PF66 UCAM NGC
1727340011
F-101
Gem $2450 Gem Proof, Deep Mirrors, Eye Appeal, Birmingham Collection.. An incredible dime with the appearance of being struck yesterday. Fields are fully mirrored with natural "watery" texture and completely blemish free. Mintage amounts to 1,100 piece coupled with a high survival rate. Checking CoinFacts, the graded population peaks at the PF63/PF64 level due to long ago handling issues and at the PF66 level, few are available with Ultra Cameo designation and appearance. A CoinFacts check indicates the following (1) DCAMPF64, (1) DCAMPF65, (1) DCAMPF66 and (1) DCAMPF67 for PCGS graded examples. This NGC Ultra Cameo last sold in during July 2003 at Heritage auction and brought ~ $2000 while a more recent NGC Ultra Cameo sale (June 2010) brought $2990. Pricing these high end grade rarities is challenging but the present asking price does appear to be reasonable. Housed in old NGC holder with traditional ring insert; serial number 1727340-011.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
MS65
NGC
152158003
Gem $850 Unlisted, Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded.. An incredibly beautiful Liberty Seated dime for collectors of strict originality and eye appealing toning. The GFRC images accurately capture the in hand appearance and mottled rose/blue coloring. Under bright light, the bold luster kicks in and further accentuates this pretty patina. Strike is complete with complete head details, crisp legend letters and all design elements in the reverse wreath including the problematic upper left wheat grains. There are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with serial number 152158-003. CAC approval is icing on this lovely piece of eye candy.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS65 PCGS
21167100
F-122
Gem $785 Gem Original, Thick Multi Color Toning, New Die Pairing (F-122), Florida Collection. . When first attributing this gem 1883 dime, it seemed that the date was position far right. Making a Denticle Ruler measurement resulted in DR 1R and a new die pairing for the web-book. This is a no question gem dime with thick multi color toning coupled with strong luster that radiates copper and light gray, gold and aquamarine shades. This is how a 130 year old piece of silver should look when natural and untouched. Strike is nearly full with only the upper wheat grains being a tad soft. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Serial number 21167100.
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
MS63 NGC
1654443022
F-105
R4
Original $1250 New May 7! 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
AU53† ANACS
2482810
F-104
Original $85 Original Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Old White Holder. Thick original medium gray patina with brilliant rose covers the surfaces. Under light, the reflective surfaces accentuate the toning. There is an old obverse mark in the right field that is completely toned over.
Seated 10C 1885S 1885-S
MS63 NGC
138848002
Original $6950 New May 4! Key Date, Rare in All Grades, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Special Opportunity. As a long time Liberty Seated dime collector and researcher, one gains a sense of the truly rare dates and also grade rarities for the design and denomination. 1885 San Francisco strikes are one of the most challenging to locate in any grade; even more difficult than the Carson City date from 1871 through 1874. The few examples seen have mostly had problems, some severe. PCGS population report indicates only ten examples have been graded at all mint state levels of preservation. CoinFacts indicates the last PCGS MS63 example was back in January 2005 while two NGC examples have made auction appears between 2010 to 2012. Talk about a scarce date! This nice original example offers surfaces with thick gray patina that is overlaid on top of a thin layer of gold. The base layer of gold is visible around the date digits. Strike is perfect and hammered with every device crisply defined. Under a bright light, the thick patina becomes semi transparent gold to the underlying luster which is somewhat muted. There are no blemishes whatsoever on this example. Ok, this piece does not have bold frosty luster but frankly, only two pieces are known with such and will easily be in the five figure range. This example, at the asking price, is fair value for one of the key dates in the Liberty Seated dime set. Mintage is a low 43,690 with nearly all reaching circulation. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An important GFRC offering. Please note the vertical dark line below the base of the pole is a toning line. I have studied this line carefully under stereoscope to reach this conclusion.
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 1886 1886
MS60 raw
F-108
Cleaned $110 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Dipped, Even White, Indiana Collection. No wear is seen. Frosty surfaces but has been dipped several times. A difficult variety to cherrypick.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
AU50 raw
Original $60 Original, Shattered Reverse, Unlisted, Upstate New York Collection.. Original surfaces are covered with uniform copper gray patina. This a late die state example with heavily cracked reverse. Strike is nearly complete. There are no distracting blemishes to note.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS64 NGC
4237485020
F-103a
Original $375 Business Strike from Proof Dies, Choice Original.. If originality is your cup of tea, then please consider this lovely 1886 dime. Surfaces are perfectly original with mottled golden toning that quickly melts under bright light. The F-103 die pair is first employed for proof strike then reuse for business strikes. This example offers bold flashy luster under bright light and cartwheel appearance. Strike is absolutely complete including the pesky upper left wheat grains. I don't see any blemishes to mention here. Housed in new new holder with edge view insert; serial number 4237485-020. A quality Liberty Seated that has lots going for it.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670
Gem $750 Ex. Birmingham Collection, Gem Original, Satiny Aquamarine Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A gem 1887 Philadelphia Seated dime that offers satiny cartwheel luster as the primary attractive. Obverse is covered with a layer of transparent aquamarine patina that adds faint golden hues when view under bright light. The reverse is similar with the golden coloring being more dominant at the rims. Strike is 100% complete with bold obverse devices including a full head. Reverse strike is also fully impressed including the pesky upper left wheat grains that are a chronic issue for With Legend dimes. Let's discuss the recent provenance; first consigned by the Birmingham Collection during late 2014 and acquired by the Woodlands Collection. Now it is back on the market and should receive strong consideration. It will take considerable searching to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A top quality offeing from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 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
AU53 raw
F-108
Original $75 Crusty Original, Gray/Ebony Patina, Residual Luster. An attractive 1887 San Francisco strike that offers crusty gray and ebony toned surfaces. This is a perfectly original specimen and so near receiving a choice designation. There is a fully toned obverse blemish near the cap that requires me to simply classify this piece as original. Viewing under bright light is a pleasure due to residual luster.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
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
PF62 NGC
1575755004
F-101
Original $450 Proof Strike, Deep Gun Metal Gray/Blue.. Definitely conservative grading on this proof dime as the mirrors are alive under bright light. In hand, the toning is a deep gun metal gray/blue but under light the mirror fields turn sky blue and rose gold. A 10x loupe inspection reveals a few random micro hairlines but not enough to justify a PF62 grade. Housed in older NGC holder with standarf ring insert; serial number 1575755-004. .
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS66 PCGS
50029230
F-111
Choice $797 Misplaced 8 in Base, Proof Like, Gem Toning, Birmingham Collection.. Rich gold and aquamarine patina covers this exceptional 1888 dime. Fully struck and attractive. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with serial number 50029230. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
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 1888S 1888-S
AU58 raw
F-111
Original $250 Original, Pretty Rose/Gold Patina, Ample Luster, Conservative Grading. A lovely 1888 San Francisco dime with considerable eye appeal and attractively toned surfaces. There is just a slight amount of rub on the Liberty's left breast that brought about the AU58 grade assignment to be conservative. Otherwise, I could easily see this colorful Seated dime residing in an MS62 holder. Overall strike is well executed with sharp devices including the obverse legend. 1888 San Francisco dimes become scarce in mint state grades.
Seated 10C 1888S 1888-S
MS63 NGC
676547004
F-110
Original New Price
$645
Frosty White, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded.. The 1888 San Francisco date has always been challenging to locate in mint state but GFRC seems to be able to bring pieces to market. This offering sports frosty white surfaces that are very well struck. All head details are crisp as are the reverse devices. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed 1-2 tiny hairlines on the obverse that are consistent with the assigned grade...I'm being picky and thorough. Housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 10C 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
MS64
NGC
3102384011
F-120
Gem $465 Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine/Rose Patel Toning, Conservative Grading. A gem original 1889 Philadelphia strike that is so deserving of CAC approval. Glowing cartwheel luster couple with pretty pastel colors dominate the eye appeal. Obverse strike is nicely executed while the reverse die is weak and cracked results in some shallow relief to the reverse strike. This piece is essentially blemish free and so atttractive. Housed in newer NGC holder. GFRC images are unable to capture the bold cartwheel luster found on both obverse and reverse.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS63
NGC
4189859003
F-117
Choice $365 Choice Original, Frosty Light Gray, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Variety Reference Set. A near gem example at the assigned MS63 grade level. The F-117 die pairing plate coins in the online Liberty Seated dime web-book resource. Fully struck with no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. A marvelous example for an important pedigree.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
AU58 raw
F-126
Choice $175 Misplaced 18 Digits in Shield, Frosty Luster, Light Gray, Blemish Free, Indiana Collection. One of the nicer examples seen for this variety and better than the www.seateddimevarieties plate coin. Two sets of 18 digits are misplaced in the lower shield. Someone should immediately buy this lovely dime as fairly graded and priced.
Seated 10C 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
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
AU58 raw
TOP #93
F-109
R3
Cleaned $135 Misplaced Date Obverse, Light Gold Patina, Top 100 Varieties #93.. This is the first 1890 San Francisco F-109 variety handled at GFRC and an important Top 100 Varieties candidate. The extra top loop of a 9 digit is easily seen to the right of the scroll end. This example has essentially no wear but has been dipped. Surfaces are now retoning with light gold patina that appears to be more red than gold in the images. There is one very thin line on the reverse in the left wreath mentioned for completeness but difficult to see even with 10x loupe. Since this dime is not strictly original, then I've priced at slihgtly above Top 100 price guide EF40 monies.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
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 1890S 1890-S
AU55 Details PCGS
27363959
F-107
Cleaned $155 S/S Mintmark Right, Old Cleaning, Rare Repunched Mintmark Variety.. This is my favorite repunched mintmark for the Seated dime denomination. Mintmark is repunched right with traces of the serifs visible to right of final mintmark. Also the initial mintmark loops are visible inside the final mintmark consistent with the web-book macro image. Dime grades AU55 from wear perspective but is too light silver color for PCGS, thus the Code 92 assignment. There are no hairlines with the dime having more of a slightly polished look rather than being dull from cleaning. Regardless, this is an excellent example of the variety. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
MS65 PCGS
90003349
Choice $625 Unlisted Die Pair, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Birmingham Collection.. A stunning 1891 Philadelphia strike with thick frosty luster through obverse and reverse. Strike is essentially full except for the upper left wreath wheat grains. Die pairing is unlisted with some obvious reverse die cracks. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
AU55 raw
TOP #95
F-109
R5
Market Acceptable $320 New May 1! 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
MS66 PCGS
25356979
TOP #96
F-106a
R3
Choice $3000 Heavily Clashed Dies, Repunched Date and Mintmark, Frosty Luster, Osprey Collection, Top 100 Varieties #96, Finest Known.. Wow! A very special GFRC offering considering that the PCGS population for 1891 New Orleans strikes is a meager (11) pieces. Then add in the heavily clashed dies, a repunched date, a repunched mintmark and finally, substantial obverse rim cudding that are the primary characteristics of the F-106a Top 100 Variety. As would be expected for an MS66 example, the luster is bold and frosty while the strike is hammered. Surfaces are completely untoned and without any traces of a single blemishe. This piece is for the advanced collector attempting to be build the finest Top 100 Varieties set as this must be the finest example extant for the variety. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder.
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
AU53 raw
F-120
Original $125 Original, Early Die State of Shattered Reverse, Proof Like, Web-book Plate Coin.. A wonderful early die state 1891-O dime with proof like obverse fields and a boldly struck reverse. Surfaces show minimal wear and ample luster. Used as web-book plate coin to illustrate difference between very early die state and later die state with shattered reverse. Buyer will be pleased with this specimen in their collection.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS64 † PCGS
15385274
F-118
Original $495 Crusty Original Gray Patina, Early Die State, Florida Collection. A strictly original example with surfaces that are covered with a crusty thick gray patina. The obverse die cracks through Liberty's head, the cap and OF are visible under a loupe but not as dramatic as on the web-book plate coin. Under bright light the surfaces come alive with reflective blues mostly on the reverse. GFRC photography is unable to well illustrate this piece and you will have to use some imagination on the reflective fields. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert.