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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 141 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on February 13, 2019

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Large Date
AU58 PCGS
33040132
F-101
Original $1250 Large Date, Brilliant Surfaces, Faint Gold Patina, Well Struck, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. First year of issue and always in demand as No Stars type coin. Fields are free of clutter and often praised as the best rendition of Liberty. During 1838, stars were added to the fields. This 1838 offering bring brilliant frosty cartwheel luster and a hammered strike. A faint gold skin covers portions of the obverse. Surfaces are unabraided and attractive. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Last auction appearance took place during 2016 Winter FUN show where it realized $1645. Another quality offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Large Date
AU53 PCGS
27729570
F-101
Choice $875 F-101, No Stars Type, Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Reflective Luster, Sharp Rims/Cuds, Conservatively Graded, Newtown Collection. Large date obverse and continually popular as a No Stars type coin. An early die state example with no traces of obverse die cracks. Surfaces are covered with crusty grade patina that impedes some of the luster. Under a light source, I see reflective luster on both sides with mostly gold coloring with intermixed aquamarine blues on the reverse. Fully struck as nearly all 1837 dime come. Conservatively graded due to the thick patina. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue-white label and edge view insert. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection that needs to find a new home. Please note that the obverse holder has some haze especially at the lower left obverse. I've done my best to edit out that haze but smaller section remain on the main devices.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Large Stars
MS64 NGC
1748327001
TOP #6
F-106a
R4
Choice $2000 Late Die State, Shattered Obverse #1, Near Gem Mint State. Top 100 Varieties #6. . A much later die state example with dual die cracks starting at Star 7 and proceeding down through Liberty. An essentially perfect dime with sharp obverse and reverse strike coupled with blemish free fields. The obverse die crack is not the more common F-106 single crack but rather the double crack through Star 6 that is required for F-106a designation. Surfaces are evenly covered with gray/brown patina that reminds me of Eric Newman old paper envelope toned coins. For the variety collector who only wants the best in his Top 100 set. NGC plate coin employed for the NGC press release that announced Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties being added to VarietyPlus attribution service. Holder serial number 1748327-001.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery
MS64
PCGS
33698966
F-110
R4
Gem $1800 Gem Original, Cracked Obverse #2 Early Die State, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Gorgeous Old Album Radial Toning, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. An important offering of the Shattered Obverse #2 early die state that is a substantial challenge in mint state. The obverse of this lovely gem dime has the star 1 attribution point about touching the rock. A die crack proceeds from the right side of the shield on through the rock underneath Liberty's foot/sandal and exits to the rim. The reverse exhibts heavy die clashing upward from the E in DIME and right of the E in ONE. Superior eye appeal is the hallmark of this coin along with satiny luster. Both obverse and reverse centers are toned with a light orange gold that transitions to deep blues at the immediate rims. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A pleasing Liberty Seated dime offering from the Newtown Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
AU55 raw
F-108a
R3
Original $450 Partial Drapery, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Light Aquamarine and Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1838 "partial drapery" is a Redbook variety and there popular among variety collectors. The "partial drapery" results from heavy die clash marks on obverse and reverse. Those on the reverse are especially bold and easily seen. Rims are quite sharp with brilliant frosty luster that is most eye catching. Lovely aquamarine and gold patina are seen on both side to varying degrees. Strike is boldly executed. Listed in the Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Die Varieties as #7. Another super offering from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection.
Seated 10C 1838O 1838-O
Repunched Mintmark
AU55 PCGS
21922297
TOP #3
F-101
Choice $2300 Repunched Date, Near Gem Original, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. A near gem example of the only No Stars dime design type to be struck at the New Orleans mint. A important offering with semi transparent gray fields and ample remaining luster under bright light. Residual mint frost surrounds the main devices and the rim denticles. Several well toned over field ticks in the right field hold this one back from potential gem quality rating. The overall balance between strike, light gray toning and luster is outstanding. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS64 PCGS
25690021
F-104
R5
Choice $1525 Choice Original, New F-104 Die State Plate Coin, Flashy Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Heavily Polished Reverse Die, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. A stunning 1839 Liberty Seated dime that awoke my die variety researching spirit when first viewed. I have never seen an 1839 dime with such heavy reverse die polish lines as is the case for the Newtown example. Light wheat-gold toning is seen on the major devices while the fields are semi-prooflike. From a quality rating perspective, this is a near gem with only a few faint hairlines holding it back. I've listed the die marriage as F-104 as a small die line from denticles to STATE(S) is visible. This must be one of the first F-104 strikes as the reverse is uncracked and exhibits a myriad of delicate die polish lines in multiple directions. This example/die state has been added to the web-book as F-104. Later die states, for the same die pairing, were renamed as F-104a and F-104b. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and an impressive acquistion for the serious die variety specialist. This is yet another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
84741107
F-107
Choice $1285 Choice Original, Classic Gold-Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Very Pleasing. A gorgeous offering that deserves special consideration. This 1839 F-107 Seated dime is very well balanced with notable eye appeal. Undisturbed frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout obverse and reverses. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic copper gold and faint blue patina. Strike is well executed. This is a late die state F-107 example with bold die crack from 12:00 down through Liberty's head and stops at the gown line. Right field stars are also connected with die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the choice original surfaces, attractive grading and old time eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
Large O
AU55
NGC
4189857001
F-105
Choice $875 New January 9! Consignor Buy-Out Price Reduction, Ex. Kam Ahwash, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. An important 1839-O F-105 dime with pedigree directly back to Kam Ahwash including his 1979 flip and hand written notes. This lovely dime was purchase by GFRC through an intermediate collector in the original Ahwash flip and then sold raw to the Denver Collection consignor during March 2015. The Denver Collection consignor did the heavy lifting with grading and CAC approval. Now this historically significant dime is back to the market after begin purchased by GFRC. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident along with faint gold patina. Strike is complete with high relief stars and nearly every horizontal shield lines well defined with only slight wear impacting the center area. Choice original 1839-O dimes are quite challenging to locate at the higher AU grades and in mint state. A superior offering from the Denver Collection that is housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. The original Kam Ahwash flip and hand written insert is included with the purchase to validate the pedigree. The Insert reads, "Nice Luster, Slider UNC, AU55".
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
AU50 raw
TOP #14
F-108
R6
Market Acceptable $975 Huge O Variety, Rare Grade, Top 100 Varieties #14, Details Grade. Definitely a rare grade for the 1839-O Huge O reverse variety when AU details remain. This specimen easily grades AU+ but has dark verdigris covering the obverse stars and date regions coupled with the entire reverse. The dark surfaces were result in a PCGS grade designation of AU Details code 97 (environmental) if holdering were to be attempted. Few examples are know at this grade level and a truly problem free specimen would be priced in the $2000+ range. Offers are welcomed as the dime is listed to sell.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
Large O
AU53 PCGS
29737128
F-101a
R4
Original $1450 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.
Seated 10C 1841 1841
MS64 PCGS
33457402
F-107a
Choice $1350 Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold at Peripheries, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Frosty original surfaces are the primary highlight of this attractive 1841 F-107a dime. The F-107 die pairing typical produces "delicate" strikes but this specimen offers bold high relief devices without a single trace of weakness. Boldly struck With Stars dimes will exhibit a sharp ridge on the upper and lower scroll edges as this example does. This specimen is in a later die state, with die crack through (S)TATES and into the mid left wreath. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant, especially on the reverse. Faint gold is seen at the peripheries. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality duplicate Liberty Seated dime from the Newtown Collection that seeks another home in an advanced collection.
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
6935835
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. 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 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 1842O 1842-O
AU50
PCGS
25063536
F-105
Gem $1500 Gem Original, Old Album Reverse Bullseye Toning, Superior Bright Light Eye Appeal, Well Struck For Date, Kansas Collection. A gem original 1842-O F-105 example that is worthy of the finest Liberty Seated dime collections. During in hand viewing, surfaces are mostly light gray with rainbow bullseye toning on the reverse. Tilting this piece under a bright light brings about a seriously pleasurable viewing experience which is captured in the images. Fields are esentially blemish free with just a touch of micro chatter within left field that is of no consequence. This lovely 1842-is all about the bright light luster and rainbow toning. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A superb offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 10C 1843 1843
MS64
PCGS OGH
2283808
F-104
Choice $2050 Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Pastel Mint-Gold, Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection . Late Die F-104, No Repunching on 8 Digit. 1843 Philadelpha strikes are relative available in circulated grades and in lower mint state grades. At the MS64 grade level, this date becomes quite scarce with limited auction appearance. This near gem example was purchased by the Newtown Collection from Heritage April 2016 auction at a strong hammer price due to old time originality and CAC approval. A most attractive example that is fully struck with satiny luster and original toning that consists of mint-gold, rose and aquamarine hues. Housed in PCGS old green holder with completely warranted CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection that belongs in another advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
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 1848 1848
AU58 PCGS
30770586
F-101a
Original $435 Underrated Date, Original Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Gray-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. 1848 Philadelphia strikes have long been an underrated date. Mintage of 451,500 would indicate a fairly large number of survivors but that is not the case. PCGS has certified only twelve (12) in all VF grades and nineteen (19) in combined EF40 and EF45. At the AU58 grade level, there are only six (6). Definitely information to consider when examing this lovely F-101a example that offers lightly mirrored fields and reflective luster as is often seen for the variety. Gray-gold patina covers both sides and shifts to blues, rose and gold under a light source. Strike is absolutely hammered with high relief stars and bold reverse wreath devices. The F-101a later die state die cracks are easily seen with a 10x loupe. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1848 1848
AU55
PCGS
21989836
F-102a
Choice HOLD
$550
New February 16! Ex. Benson Collection, Gorgeous Obverse Ring Toning, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Ex. Benson Collection. Beautiful obverse bullseye toning along with full strike and blemish free surfaces. Reverse offers frosty silver luster with a thin gold ring at the periphery. Just light rub and accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. The PCGS label contains the Benson pedigree. CAC approval. A marvelous offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 10C 1849 1849
MS63 PCGS
21190006
F-101
R4
Choice $985 F-101, Original Creamy Luster, Bold Obverse Strike, Very Scarce in Mint State, Massachusetts Collection. Ex. 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 Massachusetts 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 die pairing. Surfaces are blemish free and attractive. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. Recently upgraded and now back on the market as the second time through GFRC price list.
Seated 10C 1849 1849
AU58 PCGS
90091682
F-104
Choice New Price
$520
Repunched Date, Frosty Golden Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Indiana Collection. A bold and brilliant example of the popular 1849 repunched date die variety. For years, this variety was listed as 1849/8 overdate but was questioned by Greer and later debunked when writing the "web-book" as remnants of the first date punch are clealy evident in the upper loops of the 8 and 9 digits. This repunching is bold and well displayed within the date digits of this eye appealing AU58 example. Brilliant luster remains in harmony with peripheral burnt gold on both sides. Strike is hammered and adds to the desireability. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. An old time Liberty Seated dime that has been in the Indiana Collection since 1994; purchased directly from Brian Greer.
Seated 10C 1849 1849
AU55
PCGS
50089229
F-101a
Gem HOLD
$625
New February 16! Gem Original, Double Sided Bullseye Toning, Full Strike, Conservatively Graded, Kansas Collection. A truly exceptional 1849 Liberty Seated dime with dual sided bullseye toning. The strong strike and abrasion free surfaces work in harmony with the gorgeous toning to produce a special gem offering that every collection would be proud to own. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval. Previously from the Gerry Fortin Collection and the 1849 F-101a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. A marvelous offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 10C 1849 1849
AU50 PCGS OGH
9892659
F-101
Original $200 Hammered Strike, Original Faint Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. The 1849 F-101 die pairing is the best opportunity for securing an example of the date with a complete strike. This example is accurately graded with big bold devices and residual mint frost in the protect areas; especially within the reverse ribbon bow. Surfaces are blemish free other than a very faint mark on Liberty's cheek that is old and toned over. A faint gold skin covers both obverse and reverse. This example is strictly original and near choice. Housed in PCGS old green holder and fairly graded. Yet another attractive Liberty Seated dime offering from the Tenafly Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
AU Details raw
F-104b
Cleaned $385 New February 13! Small O, F-104b, Old Clean, Bright Surfaces, Peripheral Obverse Gold, Massachusetts Collection. A well struck 1849-O F-104b example with bold obverse and reverse devices. Easily grading AU+ but both sides have been lightly cleaned with some faint hairlines in the obverse fields. Peripheral gold toning on the obverse is pleasing. Overall, an attractive piece due to the bold strike and original looking luster. Just not technically gradeable. From the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1851 1851
AU55 PCGS
27930965
F-104
R5+
Original HOLD
$465
New February 9! Rim Cud at 4:00, Soft Golden Luster, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1851 F-104 die pairing can be identified by die scratches between the date punch and below denticles along with a prominent reverse rim cud at 4:00. This die pairing is rare and has been assigned an R5+ rarity rating. The offered example was purchased way back at the 2001 Summer ANA in a raw state. It was graded during the 2013 timeframe and has rested quietly in a Maine bank box since that time. Surfaces are strictly original with soft golden luster. Mild cartwheels are evident under a light source. The darker peripheral gold toning nicely framed the lighter centers. Fully struck and accurately graded. I really can't remember if this one has been to CAC for review. Housed in 2013 generation holder with edge view insert. The 1851 F-104 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1851O 1851-O
AU50 raw
F-101
Original $1075 Challenging New Orleans Date in AU Grade, Original Rose Gold Patina, Florida Collection. A quick review of CoinFacts will immediately highlight how rare the 1851 New Orleans dates becomes in AU or better. Only (16) have been certified by PCGS in all AU grades with only (4) at the mint state level. The offered example grades full AU. Surfaces are covered with rose gold patina and a quite lustrous under bright light. Mint frosty is observed in the protected device areas while strike better than average. An Original quality rating has been assigned though there are some random wispy lines and two rim marks at the left obverse. I believe this piece has the possibility to be certified at a TPG. An important offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1852 1852
AU55
2042190003
F-102a
Choice HOLD
$285
New January 20! F-102a, Heavy Reverse Die Cracks, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Frosty Gold Luster, Conservative Grading, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection . A most pleasing 1853 F-102a offering with frosty gold surfaces along with brownish hues. Don't let the PCI holder stop you from a purchase if interested in this lovely Seate dime. I just don't have time to do a crossover attempt or crack out and submit for the deserved AU58 grade. The F-102a die variety documents a repunched 1 in the date and a long reverse die crack through (OF AMERICA). This piece is stunning when viewed under a bright light. Strike is 1005 completed and adds to overall eye appeal. Conservatively graded and housed in green label PCI holder. A great offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
No Arrows
MS64 NGC
1725801002
F-101
R4
Gem HOLD
$2200
Kam Ahwash Plate Coin, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Copper Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Kamal Ahwash plate coin as featured on page 124 of his ground breaking die variety guide, Encyclopedia of United States Dimes 1837 - 1891. Purchased by Gerry Fortin February 1994 and sent to NGC for grasding in the 1999 timeframe. Since that time, this special 1853 No Arrows dime has been the F-101 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. A wonderful specimen regardless of pedigrees with bold frosty luster and cartwheel effects. Surfaces are near gem original with only the luster holding back a higher grade. A light copper gold patina convers both sides. Strike is absolutely hammered without a single thread of weakness. Fairly priced and seeking a new home in an advanced Seated dime collections where the pedigrees will be maintained. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert dating back to late 1990s timeframe. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
29760200
Choice $700 Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Crusty Olive-Gold, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Great Type Coin Offering. Hubbed Arrows and Date hub design. This super 1853 with arrows dime is 100% original with crusty olive-gold obverse patina and light burnt gold coloring on the reverse. Surfaces produce frosty cartwheel that is more pronounced on the reverse due to the lighter toning. Strike is hammered with no device weakness whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A great potential With Arrows type coin for fans of old time surfaces.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
85100415
Choice $275 Hubbed Date and Arrows, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lovely 1853 With Arrows example struck with hubbed date and arrows along with the primary devices. Definitely choice as surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with gray-gold patina. The reverse is more crusty while lovely golden luster is apparent on the reverse when viewed with a light source. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Worthy of a CAC approval attempt. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
AU50 raw
F-107
Cleaned New Price
$150
Repunched Date, Early Die State, Mirrored Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Old Light Clean, Top 100 Varieties, Indiana Collection. An early die state F-107 example of the famous 1853 With Arrows repunched date variety with proof like fields. An opportunity to view most of the die variety diagnostic points in bold clarity. Thick digit repunching is readily visible to the bottom right of each date digit. On the right arrow, there is a die defect type pimple. Faint die polish lines are seen on the obverse die with a slight downward slope from left to right. Strike is crisply executed. Surfaces have seen a light clean based on the reflectivity but there are no mechanical signs of such a cleaning. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties set and an excellent filler example. An important Liberty Seated dime die variety offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1853O 1853-O
AU55 PCGS
20431790
F-103
Choice HOLD
$1050
New January 3! F-103, Challenging Grade, Worn Dies, Choice Original, Golden Gray Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Any 1853 New Orleans dime that comes to market in original AU50 or better should be immediately considered as so scarce at the AU grade level and rare in Mint State. Many examples seen are weakly struck at the head, surrounding stars and reverse leaves. This F-103 example was struck from worn obverse and reverse dies. Regardless, the strike is exceptional and offers substantial device details. Surfaces are strictly original with lovely golden gray patina that is darker and more uniform on the obverse. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed several ticks on the lower gown folds while the reverse is blemish free. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A serious offering for astute Liberty Seated dime collectors.
Seated 10C 1854 1854
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
9943398
F-106a
Original $250 Pleasing With Arrows Type Coin, Cracked Obverse, Original Gray Patina. A perfect With Arrows type Seated dime with thick gray patina. Surfaces are 100% original and emit plenty of satiny luster when viewed under a light source. The F-106a variety captures a cracked obverse with die cracks through all stars and date digits. Well struck and blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
MS64 PCGS
26788423
Choice $2500 Unlisted, Choice Surfaces, Crusty Original Patina, Full Strike.. It is doubtful that GFRC customers will locate a more obviously original example than this piece. Obverse is covered with crusty gray toning while the reverse features light mottled gray over undisturbed lustrous fields. Under bright light, the obverse transitions to an attractive gray/gold. Device and fields are fully blemish free. This piece is an unlisted variety with reverse die cracks from AMERI(CA) to rim. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with three prong edge view insert. If strict originality on mint state dimes is a priority, then please consider this wonderful example. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Any white lines or areas on the images are plastic scrapes on the holder and not on the offered dime.
Seated 10C 1855 1855
With Arrows
AU53 PCGS
28172760
F-105
Original $165 Weakly Hubbed Date, Original Gray Patina, Residual Golden Luster, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. All 1855 obverse working dies were hubbed with arrows already installed in the master die. As a result, there is no movement in the date and arrows placement. However, some 1855 dimes will be found with a weak date punch including the top of the first 5 digit being missing. This is the result of a poor hubbing of the working die. Die variety F-105 is one of those occurrences. This example was previously employed as a plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die variety guide. Surfaces are original with uniform medium gray patina. Toning shifts dramatically, under a light source, when the residual luster activates lovely gold-rose. Fully struck but device features are not crisp due to the poor obverse hubbing. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
MS64
PCGS
21272615
F-103
Choice $1250 Small Date, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Tannish Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1856 Small Date F-103 web-book plate and in the Fortin Collection since 1990. I really hate to sell this lovely dime as one of the mint state pieces acquired decades ago. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
MS62 PCGS
30447899
F-105
Choice $450 Choice Original, Lapped Obverse Die, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, F-105 Web-book Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Early types coins struck from heavily lapped dies tend to be conservatively graded. Expected device details are missing leading to a lowered grade. Case in point is this lovely 1856 Small Date F-105 dime that is one of the plate coins in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-105 die variety comes with faint doubling on the shield and a weak date punch due to obverse die lapping. The web-book plate coin offers choice original surfaces and frosty cartwheel luster throughout obverse and reverse. Speckled darker gold surrounds the stars and reverse legend. Strike is nearly complete with all stars, except 13, being nicely round and with connected centrils. Liberty's head and gown line are weak due to die lapping along with the date and stars in the right field. The originally hubbed obverse die can be viewed by checking the F-111 die variety in the Fortin web-book. The difference is dramatic. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and seeking a new home in a die variety collection.
Seated 10c 1856 1856
Small Date
AU58 PCGS
30447896
TOP #42
F-110
R4
Choice $550 Doubled Die North, Bold Luster, Light Gold at Rims, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
AU55
PCGS
28172759
F-103
Choice $285 New February 9! Small Date, F-103, Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck for 1856 Philadelphia Date, Frosty Luster, Light Gray Toning, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A gorgeous 1856 Small Date F-103 duplicate with superior strike. Most 1856 Small Date dimes will have striking inconsistencies and locating fully struck examples will take patience. Adding in the choice original surfaces and light gray toning leads to a strong candidate for CAC approval. I fully expected this piece to be approved and it did. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation holder with edge view insert. Another offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10c 1856 1856
Small Date
AU53
PCGS
30447898
F-121
R3
Choice $275 Repunched 8, Light Olive Gray, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
AU50 raw
F-123
R4+
Cleaned New Price
HOLD
$68
Vertical Die Lines on Reverse, Typical Strike, Cleaned, Very Scarce, Indiana Collection. Several lines are seen on the obverse. A very difficult die variety to locate.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
PF64
NGC
685163003
F-101
Gem $4750 New January 1! F-101 Proof Strike, Rare Early Date, Ex. Pittman Collection, CAC Approval, Watery Mirrors, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. Pittman Collection and off the market since April 2002 in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. A boldly reflective example of the early 1857 proof rarity. Watery mirrored fields offer brilliant clarity and reflectivity. An absolutely hammered strike with all devices being sharply struck and defined in high relief. A transparent thin golden film covers the surfaces on both sides. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed the lightest ancient obverse field lines which account for the assigned grade on this highly appealing Gem offering. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality, overall eye appeal and quality consistent with the Pittman pedigree. An important opportunity for the astute Liberty Seated dime advanced collector to snag a piece of numismatic history. The F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
MS64 PCGS
10222342
F-115
Choice $985 New February 9! Near Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Peripheral Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superior 1857 Philadelphia product with complete strike on both sides. Frosty luster is brilliant with vibrant cartwheels. Light gold toning becomes darker at the peripheries. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Purchased at the American Numismatic Rarities Glode M Requa Collection Sale in NYC, September 21, 2006 as a new die variety for the web-book. The 1851 F-104 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Worthy of special consideration as a type coin or filling in the 1857 date in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
AU58 PCGS
12843835
Choice $270 New December 25! Choice Original, Rich Obverse Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Golden brown patina covers frosty obverse surfaces while the reverse is toned rose-gold. Ample frosty luster is available under a light source. Strike is typical for the date. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.
Seated 10C 1858O 1858-O
MS63 PCGS
22070078
F-101
Choice $2650 Scarce Date, Gorgeous Toning, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Sky Blue and Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Collection. The 1858-O dates has a modest mintage of 290,000 and is scarce in circulated grades and rare at the mint state level. PCGS population report in MS63 is only four examples certified. This spectacular 1858-O MS63 dime spent years in my Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set before being upgraded. Originally purchased in an NGC MS64 holder and downgraded into PCGS MS63 holder where it still resides today. Please carefully inspect the GFRC images and then use your imagination to visualize both sides having reflective cartwheel luster under the blue and rose toning. The color and luster combination is so compeling and attractive under a light source. Strike is a tad weak on the upper reverse which is well recognized for this date. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. An important numismatic property from the Denver Collection that belongs in an advanced Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1858S 1858-S
AU50 PCGS
85179463
F-102
R5
Market Acceptable $2250 Difficult Date at AU Grade Level, Hammered Strike, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Details Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Locating any 1858 San Francisco dime at AU grade levels will prove to be quite challenging. This example is the F-102 web-book plate coin at www.seateddimevarieties.com and has been in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since 2004. Up until 2004, I struggled to locate a strong example of the F-102 die pairing and settled for this AU55 specimen in raw condition. Let's go through the highlights considering PCGS recently assigned an AU Details - Cleaned grade. First of all, this example has a bold hammered strike that one does not often see for the 1858 San Francisco date. Most examples are from the F-103 die pairing which has ongoing weak strikes. Next is toning. The obverse center is toned a deep gun metal gray and surrounded by golden shades at the stars and into the rim. The reverse is toned a consistent copper-rose with plenty of residual luster during bright light viewing. The PCGS AU Details grade was assigned due to faint vertical hairlines across Liberty's body. These can be seen with 10x loop under a light source. The hairlines do not extend into the left and right obverse fields. On the reverse, there are very faint hairlines between ONE and DIME otherwise the surrounding wreath is original. With the advent of technical grading, this boldly struck and nicely toned 1858-S dime is detailed graded. I paid a large sum to acquire and have priced it to reflect the obverse hairlines. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Unfortunately, not every Seated dime in that collection is perfectly original as die variety collecting does necessitate some compromises at time.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
PR64 PCGS
50064684
Choice $1850 Near Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Active Mirrors, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . At GFRC, we like our LIberty Seated coinage, including proofs, to have 100% natural surfaces and crusty gray patina where possible. This is the case for this near gem original 1859 proof strike. Sourced from a Heritage auction way back during November 2003 due to the atypical crusty obverse toning with incremental gray patina on the reverse. Under the toning are active mirrors. Strike is absolutely hammered. 1859 proofs were minted from two different obverse dies labeled as Obverse 1 and Obverse 2 in the "web-book". Obverse 1 is the more common of the proof obverse dies while Obverse 2 accounts for about one in five of the 1859 proof dimes seen to date. Obverse 2 presents a medium level date while Obverse 1 exhibits a medium date that slopes upward. The two obverse dies are fairly easy to distinguish once the collector understands the existence of both proof varieties. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. The F-102 dime is the proof plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors and arriving to market after spending 15 years in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Again, an atypical proof example for fans of crusty originality.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
MS67
NGC Fatty
233934002
F-107
Gem New Price
$6200
New January 17! Special 20% Price Reduction - Superb Gem, Stunning Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine Centers, Golden Peripheries, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Fatty Holder. An essentially unimprovable 1859 F-107 specimen that belongs in the finest Liberty Seated dime sets being assembed. This examples is perfectly balanced with frosty cartwheel luster that is alive and brilliant. The luster activates thin layers of aquamarine and peripheral gold on both sides. Strike is hammered with diagonal die polish lines behind Liberty. In hand inspection will immediately win the hearts of the most selective collectors. I've not had a chance to visit the early 1990s era auction catalog to discover the pedigree. This could be a fun exercise for the new owner. Conservatively graded and housed in second generation NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. I'm even tempted to place this one into my own mint state Seated dime set as so stunning.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
MS66 PCGS
18734235
F-107
Gem $3200 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Building a complete set of Liberty Seated dimes at the mint state level was a long challenging project since I was strict about only acquiring dimes that met three criteria; originality, complete strikes and eye appeal. The 1859 Philadelphia date was particularly difficult to fill as most examples are found with weak or uneven strikes. It took nearly 20 years to locate an example that met my strict requirements. That example is being offered here today. One immediately notes the absolutely hammered strike throughout obverse and reverse. Stars are bold and round as are the head and gown line. The reverse wreath leaves and veins are deeply impressed. The piece is no question original with a minute layer of die frost throughout Liberty and the shield. Fields are also frosty with no disturbances. Toning is subtle with faint gold mostly at the obverse and reverse rim. There is bold cartwheel luster than one would expect from a Seated dime at the MS66 grade level. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert as validation that I do not play the crack out and upgrade game. This lovely 1859 dime is also the F-107 web-book plate coin and will remain that way. A strong candidate for individual building a high grade set of Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
MS65
NGC
1804215019
F-107
Gem $2200 Gem Original, Gorgeous Peripheral Sky Blue Toning, Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. An eye catching 1859 F-107 dime with classic iridescent toning that is nicely framed by a peripheral sky blue ring and lighter internal burnt gold shades. Toning rings are consistent on both sides. Strike is typical for the date with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and within the upper Left wreath devices. A careful 10x loupe review revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another superior offering from the Osprey Collection and important set building opportunity for the sophisticated collector.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
MS64
PCGS
84690014
F-107
Choice $1150 Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Near Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Osprey Collection. 1859 dimes are notorious for being poorly struck. Most will be found with partial heads, stars or wreath leaves. The F-107 die pairing is the best chance for locating a full struck 1859 dime. A hammered strike is immediately evident on this lovely example from the Osprey Collection. Not only is this piece boldly struck, but the frosty white cartwheel luster is dazzling under a bright light. Accurately graded as there are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field when viewing under a light source. Otherwise, I could see this dime graded at the MS65 level. Housed in new 2015 style holder with CAC approval. An important upgrade possibility for GFRC community members building an complete Seated dime date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Type 2 Obverse
MS62 NGC
1749009002
F-103
Original $300 New December 29! Type 2 Obverse, F-103, Near Choice Original, Peripheral Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Jim Gray Collection, Lot 2121, Bowers & Merena. Thought considered "a common date", 1861 dated dimes not not appear on the market on a regular basis. The 1861 year broguht a transition from Type 1 obverse, employed during 1860, to the new Type 2 obverse design by Chief Mint Engraver James Longacre. This Type 2 obverse example is near choice original with frosty luster and peripheral gold patina. Strike is complete with all device details formed. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Purchased at the Jim Gray sale during July 2004 show and the Type 2 Obverse F-103 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Type 1 Obverse
AU50 raw
F-103
R4
Original $100 Type 1 Obverse, Weak Date and Denomination Transfer, Original Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Fairly Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Type 1 F-103 obverse can be characterized by a weakly punched date. The date digit punch barely penetrated the die's surface leaving a faint impression. Easily and R4 rarity or better as i have seen as few examples of this die pairing. The reverse is perfect but comes with a weak denomination at the die's center point. In particular the letters O(N)E and D(IM)E were marginally transferred to the working die. The offered example is strictly original with light uniform gray patina. Residual luster is evident on both sides but especially in the reverse. Strike is weak at the obverse head. The F-103 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Type 2 Obverse
AU50
PCGS
81862194
F-104
Choice $185 F-104, Type 2 Obverse, Old Album Aquamarine-Rose and Gray Patina, Well Struck, Massachusetts Collection. A heavily toned 1861 Type 2 obverse dime that probably saw a lenghty storage period in old sulfur paper envelope. In hand viewing suggest gray and ebony primary colors. However, placing this 1861 Philadelphia strike under a bright light brings a dramatic change to the eye appeal. Obverse shifts to aquamarine center surrounded by rose-gold at the periphery. The reverse is a kaleidoscope of colors including mottled orange and aquamarine in the center surrounded by deeper greens and ebony. Typical strike for a With Legend dime. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Recently upgraded by the Massachusetts Collection and searching for a new home.
Seated 10C 1864 1864
MS64 NGC
1962883008
F-102a
Choice $3550 Rare Civil War Philadelpha Business Strike, Blast White Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Heavily Clashed Dies, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Important Philadelphia Civil War business strike offering with choice surfaces and heavily clashed dies. There is absolutely no question that this 1864 dime is a business strike due to the frosty luster and die clashing. At first glance, the fields may appear to be lightly mirrored but swirling this dime under a light source revealed mint frost throughout the fields. Surfaces are blast white and blemish free. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Yet another important duplicate from the Newtown Collection of Liberty Seated dime that belongs in another advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
AU50 raw
F-101
Original $625 Original, Old Album Multi Color Patina, Fully Struck, New Jersey Collection. A wonderful 1864 San Francisco example that belong is a serious Liberty Seated dime collection. This piece is strictly original with intermixed gold, rose and blue patina throughout obverse and reverse. There is ample remaining luster under bright light to activate the multi color toning. Strike is complete and there are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. A lovely early dime that should received special consideration. Housed in old Liberty of Coin album for decades and fresh to market from the New Jersey collection.
Seated 10C 1865 1865
MS66 NGC
2599857006
F-101a
Gem $4500 F-101a, Scarce Civil War Date, Gem Original, Old Album Rose-Blue Ring Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Sharp Wire Rims, Fully Struck, Newtown Collection. Challenging 1865 F-101a offering with limited mintage of 10,000 business strikes. A gem original Civil War Philadelphia example with cobalt-blue and rose ring toning. This piece is fully struck with sharp wire rims on both sides. Under a light source, frosty cartwheel luster accentuates the rose center and peripheral blues. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Recently upgraded by the Newtown Collection and consigned to GFRC towards finding a new home in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1868 1868
AU55
PCGS
36240349
F-108
Choice $695 Scarce Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Low population at PCGS and CAC. The divestment of my collection is helping supply the long standing demand for CAC approved examples in the marketplace. A crusty original example that was purchased from Brian Greer way back during 1993. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection and plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1868S 1868-S
AU Details raw
F-101
Cleaned $325 New February 13! Bold Strike, Creamy White Surfaces, Old Clean, No hairlines, Massachusetts Collection. A well struck 1868-S dime in challenge AU grade level. Surfaces are creamy white with glossy luster. The luster is indicative of an old clean. However, there are no hairlines to be found during 10x loupe inspection. A duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
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 1869 1869
MS64 PCGS
32829256
F-105a
Choice $1700 Long Flag Date Punch, Business Strike, Choice Original, Lilac-Gray Patina, Light Reflective Luster, Newtown Collection. 1869 dimes were struck from two distinctly different date punches; Short Flag 1 and Long Flag 1. Most mint state examples will be seen with the Long Flag 1 date punch as is the case for this offering. Overall, the 1869 date is challenging in all grades and very scarce in mint state. This PCGS MS64 example was struck from the F-105 die pairing used for both proofs and circulation strike. As a result, strike is boldly executed, for a With Legend dime, including a partial wire rim on the obverse. Original surfaces are covered with thick lilac-gray patina along with some ebony highlights. Luster is muted and a bit more prevalent on the reverse. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another important duplicate from the Newtown Collection of Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1869S 1869-S
AU50 PCGS
20419957
F-101
Original $485 Underrated Date/Grade, Strictly Original, Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded.. A no question original 1869 San Francisco strike with uniform gun metal gray patina that includes faint rose under bright light. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a tiny mark at O(N)E being shared for full accuracy. A challenging date in AU grades that is so underrated in AU and above grades. CoinFacts indicates that only (4) examples have been graded by PCGS at the AU50 level with (3) in AU53. Auction records at this grade level at almost non existent. PCGS price guide is $500 at AU50 level for reference. Handled for a second time at GFRC after being recently upgraded in an advanced collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. If building a Seated dime set, please don't miss this opportunity.
Seated 10C 1869S 1869-S
AU50
PCGS
36240357
F-102
Choice $500 F-102 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Worn Dies, Accurately Graded. An exceptional well preserved 1869-S F-102 example with crusty gray patina on both sides. Mint frost surrounds the legend, reverse wreath and is found inside the gown folds. Residual luster has a steely texture. Reverse die is starting to exhibit die erosion that results in thick "orange peel" fields during later die states. Fully struck without any blemishes worthy of mention. CAC has only approved a total of ninteen (19) in all grades and two at the AU50 level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another important offering from the the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1870 1870
MS64 PCGS
36266050
F-101a
Gem $1000 F-101a, Gem Original, Business Strike from Proof Dies, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Multi-Color Patina, Partial Wire Rims.. F-101a Business strike from proof dies. A gem original example with mirrored fields and frosty devices. Gorgeous multi-color toning on both sides. Reflective luster is crisp with bold cartwheel effect on the reverse. Business strike examples from the proof die pair can be located with patience. Look for a reverse die crack through the left ribbon end and across to the right ribbon end. This reverse crack becomes more evident on another 1870 proof variety for 1870. This reverse also appears again for additional 1871 proof strikes. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The F-101a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. An important gem original offering from the Gerry Fortin Referene Collection purchased during 1998.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
MS65 PCGS
3486701
F-102
Gem $2450 Misplaced Digits in Gown, Repunched Date, Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading . A gem original 1872 F-102 dime with brilliant frosty luster and huge cartwheel effects. Strike is hammered with bold device details for a With Legend dime. Unknown to most collectors is the fact that the 1872 date is a grade rarity above MS65. After 30 years plus of operation, PCGS has only grade one in MS66 and another in MS67. At the MS65 grade level, there is a population of 10. Potential buyers are invited to check CoinFacts to view the lack of 1872 MS65 auction records. Yes, there are overgraded examples in NGC holders to be had but these will not have the strike, luster and originality of this offering. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder that dates back to the late 1990s. Purchased during January 2004 FUN Show via private transaction. Held in the Gerry Fortin date and mintmark set collection until recently upgraded. My gut feel is this piece will end up in a MS66 holder once place back into the market.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
AU53 PCGS
28724949
F-109a
Original $275 Misplaced 2 Digit, Circulation Strike, Original Surfaces, Sharp Rims, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1872 Seated dime with original surfaces. The misplaced 2 digit in the base provides for a desirable variety along with attractive toning. I especially like the rose toning on the obverse and soft pastel reverse coloring as a validation of old time originality. Strike is typical with weakness on the upper left cereal wreath grains. Under a bright light, both sides emit soft residual luster that is attractive. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
MS61 NGC
2229723001
TOP #60
F-103 FS-101
R6
Original New Price
$9850
New January 17! Special 20% Price Reduction - Top 100 Varieties Key Date, Double Die Obverse, One of Finest Extant, Frosty Luster, Bold Doubling Details, Accurately Graded, Cold Quarters Collection. One of the key dates in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties set and in the condition census for preservation state. One of the finest examples of the Doubled Die Obverse F-103 variety (Cherrypickers' FS-101) struck with bold die doubling at the shied. The right portion of Liberty's shield exhibits a wide and dramatic double impression, rotated 20 clockwise. Additional die doubling is seen below the scroll and within the lower shield. A misplaced digit in the dentils, below the 73 digits, may also be present as well, but it is much less prominent and pales in comparison to the spectacular die doubling. The offer example has probably been dipped and presents untoned mirrored fields and frosty silver devices. The assigned MS61 grade is accurate given faint micro lines in the left obverse field seen under a 10x loupe. Regardless, this is one of the three finest F-105 examples known. The other two are the Simpson and Gardner examples, both graded PCGS AU58 CAC, followed by the Fortin PCGS AU55 specimen. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. A substantial Liberty Seated die variety offering from the Cold Quarters Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
25179547
F-114
Original $425 Low Level Date, Original Surfaces, Mirrored Obverse Fields, Frosty Cartwheel Luster Reverse, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. 1873 With Arrows coinage is popular as type but also a treasure trove for die variety collectors. Date and arrows were punched separately leading to enough placement difference for die variety analysis. The offered example is the F-114 Low Date die variety with date punched close to the denticles. Arrows are also noticeably lower than normal. What makes this particular 1873 WA F-114 particularly interesting are the different die surface differences between obverse and reverse. Obverse fields are mirrored and produce an obvious cameo effect when viewed under a light source. Resulting luster is reflective. Then we check the reverse and find a frosty die finish throughout the fields and devices. This side of the coin produces frosty cartwheel luster as a contrast to the obverse. Obverse is covered with faint gray skin. Strike is nearly complete with only the top of Liberty's head and the upper left reverse wheat grains being weak; so typical of the With Legend hub design. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A cool offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
No Arrows Open 3
AU55 PCGS
30390423
F-102a
R3
Original $485 Open 3, Original Frosty White, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. 1873 No Arrows Open 3 dimes in AU or better continue to be underrated and are a bargain at current pricing levels. This lovely example, from the Florida Collection, offers frosty creamy white surfaces and luster along with a complete strike. The surviving population is tiny after checking PCGS population report. PCGS shows only five examples graded at the AU55 level with seven additional in AU58. The asking price is an excellent value for the scarcity. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Worthy of special consideration.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
PR63CAM PCGS
16191910
Choice $1050 Choice Original, Strong Mirrors, Obverse Gold and Rose on the Reverse, Old Time Conservative Grading, Saco River Collection. A most pleasing 1874 With Arrows proof strike with strong mirrors under bright light. Obverse offers golden brown coloring while the reverse has deeper shades and some dark blues at the rim. Grading appears to be conservative as I don't see any significant grade limiting issues in the fields. Well struck and housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection. Please note the reverse holder has lots of wear (haze) and blocks much of the reverse device details during photography.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
Polished Arrows
MS62 NGC
4189872002
TOP #62
F-106
Original $24500 Polished Arrows, Finest of Four Known, Struck From Mirrored Dies, Original Surfaces, Details Holder, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Greer 102, Polished Arrows. The finest known with research strongly suggesting this piece was struck during a Philadelphia mint experiment to gang arrows and date digits on the same punch. The experiment failed and a few specimens escaped the mint after the die were poorly reworked. Please allow me to walk GFRC customers through this dime's history. Brian Greer listed a "No Arrows" variety in his Seated Dime Guidebook during 1992. Greer indicated that "The arrows have either been filled in the die or were weakly punched and show only very faintly." This variety was discovered by James Skwarek and is considered extremely rare, as only two examples are currently known (this is 1992). A close study of the plate coin, as purchased at the 2003 FUN show, suggests an alternate theory for the presence of faint arrows. First, the plate coin was produced from polished dies and is prooflike. This suggests that the plate coin is from an early striking from a new set of dies. The digits in the date appear to be punched at least twice. The first date punch, as seen under the base of all four digits in the date, is weak and suggests that the die in the area of the date and arrows was polished. The polishing is most evident on the top of the 7 and 4 digits in conjunction with the left and right arrows. It is unknown as to why the mint employee attempted to remove the date and arrows by die polishing. After the polishing of the date area, a second attempt is made to repunch the date digits only. Evidence of the second punching of the date is clearly visible at the base of each digit. Since few examples are known, the Philadelphia mint employees at the steam press may have rejected this obverse die upon discovering that the arrows were very faint or not present. All 1874 dimes were struck with arrows, as required by law. The question now becomes that of how many examples were struck from this obverse die and released into circulation. Brian Greer indicated at the 2003 FUN, upon seeing the above plate coin, that the James Skwarek piece was the only one seen and was in a lower circulated grade. Fast forward to 2016 and currently housed in NGC MS Details holder with large font label. This is the finest of four examples known. This dime is original and the highly polished die surfaces confuse the TPG graders. PCGS has graded it questionable color in the past. This piece was originally purchased in an old white ANACS AU58 holder but cracked out as clearly mint state.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
AU50 raw
F-102
Choice $225 Choice Original, Misplaced Digit in Denticles, Light Gray, Silver Luster.. I've studied this dime carefully given the PCGS opinion of Code 97 Environmental Damage/AU Details. The fields and devices are nearly problem free with no obvious signs of porosity or marks. Due to paper envelope storage, the surfaces have acquired a deep rose gray patina that is darker on the obverse than reverse. Rims are bold and indicates that this dime saw limited circulation. My assessment is that this dime is not strictly original due to the surface "sheen". A circulated dime that is strictly original should offer dull gray or gray/brown surfaces rather than the glossy gray/rose coloring seen here. Having said that, this piece should be "market acceptable" due to rarity and the essentially mark free surfaces. A stereo microscope review with bright light source reveals some extremely faint surface porosity that was not seen with a 10x loupe.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS66+
PCGS
33170725
F-121
Gem $1450 Chin Whiskers Obverse, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Blast White Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Amazing how GFRC presently has two magnificent 1875 F-121 Chin Whiskers dimes in inventory at the same time. This example is from the important Woodlands Collection and also belongs in one of the finest collections being assembled. Mint frost is evenly distributed throughout the obverse and reverse main devices and surrounding fields. Frosty cartwheel luster has a creamy texture and is pleasing. Strike is complete with the unpolished lathe cutting lines on lower obverse crisply defined along with the "chin whiskers". Other than a tiny contact mark to the left of the date, surfaces are perfect. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS has graded only seven at the MS66+ level with six better. GFRC is pleased to have two of the seven MS66+ 1875 dimes in inventory at once. A fine numismatic property from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS66
PCGS
25234233
F-106
Gem $1700 Rare Variety, Misplaced 5 in Base, Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Toning, Tied for Finest Known, Indiana Collection. An exceptional 1875 F-106 offering that features a misplaced ball and lower loop of 5 digit in the base. Obverse die is also heavily clashed. The reverse has missing upper right bar at D(I)ME and the upper left bar of DI(M)E. This is a challenging variety to locate as careful attention is necessary to isolate the misplaced ball and loop of the 5 digit from the background shapes in the base. Dimes grading EF or better are the best candidates for cherry picking. No examples were reported between 1992 (first reported by Greer) and 2013. The Greer plate coin was sold into the Fortin reference collection during June 1995. Then during November 2013, another example apperared in the Eric P Newman/Col. Green Heritage sale that graded NGC MS66 CAC. A third example was located during July 2015 by GFRC which graded PCGS MS66 CAC and was sold into the Indiana Collection. Now that exceptional specimen is back on the market and is the plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Fully struck with bold devices throughout obverse and reverse. Under a light source, satiny cartwheel luster is vibrant and so pleasing. Toning is intermixed rose-gold and aquamarine. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An offering for the collector who wants the finest in his collection.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS65
PCGS
18084393
F-103
Gem $750 Excessively Rusted Obverse, Thick Gold and Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. The 1875 F-103 die pairing is easily attributed by an excessively rusted obverse die. This PCGS MS65 example is strict original with gem surfaces. Frosty cartwheel luster is bold and action under a light source. Obverse is toned an even copper gold while the reverse is covered by a thick gray skin. Device details within the GFRC images are limited by the excessive rust on the obverse and the darker reverse toning that provides limited contrast between fields and major devices. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognized the strict originality and luster consistent with the MS65 grade level. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
Below Wreath
MS63 PCGS
5737952
F-101
Original $650 Original, Even Crusty Gray Patina, Birmingham Collection.. The obverse on this Below Wreath dime exhibits a rich crusty gray patina with considerable luster peeking through. The reverse is lovely even silver gray with lavendar highlights. This specimen is fully struck from eroded dies as is quite comment for Below Wreath dimes. Blemishes are limited to one fully toned over faint lines on the obverse, otherwise mark free. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Birmingham Collection and ready for inclusion in a new advanced date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type 1 Reverse
AU58 PCGS
33254925
Original $120 New December 25! Type 1 Reverse, Original Surfaces, Frosty White Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Twins Lakes Collection. 1876 brought a change in reverse design hubs. Philadelphia struck dimes will be found mostly with the Type 1 design but enough Type 2 reverses were struck also. This example has the Type 1 reverse with two points on the left ribbon end. Surfaces have thick mint frost while the strike is hammered. Under a bright light, frosty while luster is pleasing. Obverse fields have chatter and result in the Original quality rating. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
AU55 PCGS
82484885
F-109
Original $110 Repunched 6, Original Copper Gray, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1876 Philadelphia strikes are common therefore a good target for die variety study. Repunched dates are a frequent occurrence. This F-109 example has repunching under the 6 digit is that mostly hidden by verdigris. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and in the reverse bow knot. Original surfaces are covered with copper gray patina. There are some faint hairlines in the right obverse field area. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
MS64 NGC
1623670005
F-107b
Gem New Price
$1965
New January 17! Special 20% Price Reduction - Double Die Obverse, Reverse B (Greer), Gem Original Surfaces, Very Late Die State, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rich Toning, Accurately Graded, Cold Quarters Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert. A marvelous offering from the Cold Quarters Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
MS63
PCGS
35967513
F-134
Choice $775 Near Gem Original, Thick Crusty Olive-Brown Patina, Blue Rims, Late Die State Die Cracks, Accurately Graded. CAC Approval effective mid September 2018 so back to the top of the 30 day price list. Since being a fan of strict originality throughout all grade levels, I could not pass up this perfectly original 1876 Carson City dime when offered to GFRC at the Philadelphia ANA. This piece is a case study in the appearance of a mint state Seated dime if allowed to naturally tone over a long period of time. A completely struck and late die state example of the 1876-CC F-134 die pairing with heavily reverse die doubling at the denomination. Surfaces are covered with a thick crusty gray-brown skin along with peripheral blues. Regardless of the thick toning, mint frost is evident throughout Liberty's upper body and lower gown folds. This example was struck from late die state dies that are cracked. Die cracks encircle the obverse through the legend and date. On the reverse, die cracks are seen throughout the wreath coupled with a nice rim cud at 11:30. This piece is accurately graded and housed in new 2015 style holder without CAC attempt. Heading to CAC if not sold by Labor Day.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
MS62 PCGS
21549290
TOP #74
F-111
Choice $1100 Misplaced 76 Digits, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal Consistent with Higher Grade, Top 100 Varieties, Newtown Collection. Ex. Central California Collection. Misplaced 76 Digits in Gown die variety that is always popular with collectors. This lovely example offers satiny cartwheel luster that is consistent with a higher grade level. Obverse is coverd with thin rose, aquamarine and blue patina while the reverse is mostly aquamarine and rose. Why the MS62 assigned grade? There are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field that were grade limiting against 1990s grading standards but allowed today up to the MS64 grade level. This dime is conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder that dates back to the late 1990s. While residing in the Central California and Newtown Collections, this piece was never submitted to CAC and will heading for a review during the next GFRC submission. A choice duplicate from the Newtown Collection that will be pleasing to the new owner. Also an important die variety within the Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
AU55 raw
F-130
Original $225 Rusted Die, Original Copper Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Massachusetts Collection. One of the many 1876 Carson City die pairing struck with heavily rusted dies. In the case of F-130, there are bold die defects on Liberty's left facing arm and die rust throughout the upper gown lines and upper right field. The diagnostic reverse die crack from rim through top of mintmark is also evident under a 10x loupe. Surfaces are fully original and covered with copper gold patina. Residual luster remains and is activated with a light source. A duplicate offering from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
AU55 PCGS
34914524
F-128
Choice $300 Super Contrast Between Rusted Obverse and Choice Reverse Dies, 100% Original and Pleasing, Well Struck, Accurately Graded . If a fan of the Liberty Seated dime series and die varieties, then this special 1876-CC F-128 example is for you. Firstly, this is a choice original example with frosty cartwheel luster on both sides. Surfaces are essentially blemish free. Secondly, the cool factor is the sharp contrast between the heavily rusted obverse die with the perfectly normal reverse die. Excessive die rust is seen throughout Liberty's gown fold and the shield and surrounding legend. The reverse looks to be a freshly prepared die with considerable mint frost and sharp denticles. Both sides offer the same lustrous characteristics under a light source. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
AU50 PCGS
31556823
F-131
Choice $145 Pimple Die Obverse, Original AU Surfaces, Another PCGS Genuine Grading Casualty, West Coast Collection. Another 1876 Carson City dime that ends up in a mistakely graded PCGS holder. PCGS struggles with rusted die surfaces on many of the 1876-CC DDO F-107 strikes along with the Pimple Die obverse on F-131. The surfaces have the appearance of environmental damage when the exact opposity is true. The dime is original AU with uniform gray patina that that shifts to golden hues under a light source. The die states is early for the variety as I've seen much later die rusted examples. There are no blemishes whatsoever and strike complete. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with Genuine designation. 1876 Carson City dimes just don't get an respect.
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS63
NGC
296868002
F-112
Choice $485 Very High Level Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe. The Type 1 Reverse F-112 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during November 1996 and sitting in a Maine bank box since that time. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1877 1877
Type 1 Reverse
MS64 NGC
1916363009
F-107
Choice HOLD
$650
Brilliant Frosty Original, Vibrant Cartwheels, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1877 Philadelphia strikes have a huge mintage of over 7,000,000 but locating choice mint state examples will proven to be challenging. One would expect to see many on the numismatic market at any one time but that is not the case. Offered here is brilliant frosty original example from my reference collection and the Type 1 reverse F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Strike is hammered with bold devices including upper reverse wreath grains and the corn ears. Under a light source, cartwheel luster is quite vibrant. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Purchased January 2001 and in the Fortin collection since that time.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS65 NGC
372356002
F-112
Gem $1600 Gem Original, Creamy Frosty Luster, Flashy Cartwheels, Light Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A stunning 1877-CC dime with thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels. Surfaces are covered with creamy gold patina. Strike is hammered and so pleasing. The Type 2 reverse F-112 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. No CAC attempt. Purchased September 2000 and in the Fortin collection since that time. If not immediately sold, this piece is heading to CAC as so fresh and accurately graded.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
21700877
F-107
Choice $1300 New February 9! Type 1 Reverse, Die Scratch Through Neck, Near Gem Orignal Surfaces, Huge Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 die pairing offers many die diagnostics and is straigthforward to attributed. The most obvious diagnostic is a long diagonal die scratch that starts above Liberty's facing left breast and ends under her ear. The top loop of an 8 digit has been misplaced in the base, slightly to the left of the pendant. On this Type I reverse, die doubling within the denomination is significant and is obviously at O(NE) D(IME). This near gem original specimen is fully strike and had huge cartwheel luster under a light source. Both sides are covered with light gold patina. Old time quality that is accurately graded to old time standards. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990 along with CAC approval. The 1877-CC Type 1 F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS63 NGC
1778705004
Choice $575 New December 29! Unlisted Dies, Choice Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Lavendar-Gold Obverse Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A strictly original 1877 Carson City strike with Type 2 reverse. Surfaces are so choice with no blemishes whatsoever. Steely cartwheel luster is immediately evident during bright light viewing. Strike is hammered and a joy to examine with 10x loupe. This offering was originally purchase towards completing the 1877-CC die variety analysis chapter at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Both the obverse and reverse are unlisted. It is highly improbable that I will finish a rewrite of the 187-CC chapter so these extra pieces are being sold. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU58 ANACS OWH
2732539
F-110
Original New Price
$210
Die Scratch Right of Shield, Original Surfaces, Attractive Rose and Blue Radial Toning, Indiana Collection. For some unexplained reason, GFRC is never able to keep 1877 Carson City dime in inventory. This lovely example, from the Indiana Collection, should not last long either. Housed in old white ANACS holder and fresh to market after years of bank storage. This 1877-CC dime featured a Type 2 reverse and is the F-110 die variety with thick die scratches to the right of the shield. 1877-CC Type 2 Reverse F-110 is also the only known example of a misplaced C mintmark in the upper right bow knot. Look carefully at the F-110 plate coin and macro images in my web-book to see this die preparation rarity. GFRC image well illustrate that this is a quality example with pretty rose toning along with dark blue rims. There are no blemishes seen with 10x loupe.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU58 raw
F-107
Original New Price
$180
Die Gouge Obverse, Double Die Reverse, Original Surfaces, Dark Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Indiana Collection. Dark ebony-gray patina covers both obverse and reverse with considerable luster peeking through. The 1877-CC die gouge die variety is easily attributed due to a bold diagonal die scratch from Liberty's neck gown line into her ear. Strike is well executed with even the pesky upper left wheat grains on the reverse being nicely defined. The Type 1 reverse also exhibits substantial hub doubling on the denomination. From the Indiana Collection of eclectic Seated dime varieties.
Seated 10C 1877S 1877-S
MS64 PCGS
36526986
F-102
Gem $1300 New February 9! Repunched Date, Gem Original Surfaces, Crusty Patina, Frosty Blue and Rose Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Repunched Date and Lapped Reverse Die combination. A marvelous gem with vibrant cartwheel luster and thick crusty patina. Without the crusy patina, this F-102 specimen would grade full MS65. The F-102 die variety results when the Repunched Date obverse is paired with a second reverse die. This die has a small block S mint mark that is positioned to the left and centered vertically. The outer wreath details are weak on this reverse with significant weakness in the lower left wreath and left ribbon end. This Reverse die was polished or lapped prior to the pairing with the Repunched Date obverse. In an earlier die state, this reverse is paired with another 1877-S obverse and exhibits full wreath details. The F-102 reverse pairing is the more difficult of the two reverse pairings to locate with the Repunched 18 obverse. Straight grade crossed at 2019 Orlando FUN from ANACS old white holder. Old time quality that is accurately graded. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder. No CAC approval attempt after the ANACS old white holder cross but one is warranted. The 1877-S F-102 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1877S 1877-S
MS63 NGC
360925022
F-108
Choice HOLD
$485
New December 29! F-108, Scare Date in Mint State, Choice Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1877-S mintage is reported at 2,340,000 but examples in choice mint state are quite scarce and difficult to locate. This F-108 example offers brilliant cartwheel luster and frosty surfaces that might dictate a higher grade. A faint rose skin is present on the obverse while reverse is essentially untoned. Strike is essentially complete with bold devices and motifs on both sides with only a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Purchased at the 1998 August ANA show and the F-108 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
PF63 NGC
1517902008
Original $585 Original, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. . Don't I like old time album ring toning on proof Seated dimes. This 1878 example is no question original and accurately graded. When viewing straight on, one sees untoned centers nicely framed by dark blue rings with some rose and golden hues mixed in. Under bright light, the mirror kick in and activate the toning with ample reflections. The assigned NGC grade captures an interruption in the toning at (A)MERICA and a few wispy obverse hairlines. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
85100428
F-105
Choice $525 Type 2 Reverse Hub, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Another offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that has been off the market for decades. This freshly graded example was originally purchased during July 1993 from a young dealer named Jason Carter when working at Heritage Rare Coins. This is how long this lovely 1878 Type 2 reverse dime has been sitting in a 2x2 cardboard holder and residing in the bank vault. Surfaces are perfectly original with plenty of frosty luster to tickle the eyes. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse. Accurately graded by PCGS and residing in their 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1879 1879
PR64
PCGS
2880022
F-102
Choice $785 Near Gem Original, Gray, Rose and Blue Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck, Accurate Grading. A near gem 1879 proof strike with attractive in hand and bright light toning. The F-102 die pairing is easily attributed by a weakly hubbed base above the 879 digits and was used for both proof and circulation strikes. Surfaces are perfect original with rose gray hues during in hand inspection. Adding a light source exposes reflective sky blue and rose mirrored fields. Overall strike is well executed and there are no blemishes whatsoever. The assigned PR64 grade captures the available reflective luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1881 1881
PF64 NGC
1286133004
F-101
R3
Choice $825 Choice Example, Watery Untoned Mirrors, Accurately Grade, Florida Collection.. A near gem 1881 F-101 example with untoned watery proof surfaces. A few faint obverse hairlines keep this piece out of PF65 designation. Strike is crisp. Separating the 1881 F-101 from F-102 die pairings can be challenging and requires careful inspection of the left base of 1 digit with respect to the "0" denticle. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25505304
F-101
Gem $2395 F-101, Spectacular Cameo Proof, Watery Mirrors, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection consignor is back with a newly divested duplicate from his spectacular type coin collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering this high grade 1882 Cameo proof that is only one of four graded at the PCGS MS66+ Cameo level. I have seen two of the other specimens at this grade level and they are heavily toned as compare to the bold eye appeal of this lightly toned example. Both sides feature watery mirrors and highly reflective cartwheel lustrous. A faint gold skin is seen at the peripheries. The strike is pinpoint-sharp and there are no obvious contact marks on either side. Eye appeal is superior and consistent with duplicates from the Winesteven Collection. Last CoinFacts record dates back to January 2013 with HA priced realized of $2820. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert along with CAC approval. A magnificent duplicate from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
PF66UCAM NGC
1727340011
F-101
Gem $2450 Gem Proof, Deep Mirrors, Eye Appeal, Birmingham Collection.. An incredible dime with the appearance of being struck yesterday. Fields are fully mirrored with natural "watery" texture and completely blemish free. Mintage amounts to 1,100 piece coupled with a high survival rate. Checking CoinFacts, the graded population peaks at the PF63/PF64 level due to long ago handling issues and at the PF66 level, few are available with Ultra Cameo designation and appearance. A CoinFacts check indicates the following (1) DCAMPF64, (1) DCAMPF65, (1) DCAMPF66 and (1) DCAMPF67 for PCGS graded examples. This NGC Ultra Cameo last sold in during July 2003 at Heritage auction and brought ~ $2000 while a more recent NGC Ultra Cameo sale (June 2010) brought $2990. Pricing these high end grade rarities is challenging but the present asking price does appear to be reasonable. Housed in old NGC holder with traditional ring insert; serial number 1727340-011.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
MS63
NGC Fatty
245980001
F-101a
Gem HOLD
$535
New December 30! F-101a, Business Strike From Proof Dies, Expectional Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Full Strike, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. . An exceptional 1882 Philadelphia with superior eye appeal. A case study for old time originality and paper board toning. Under the thick patina is frosty luster. Under a light source, the luster is active with pleasing cartwheels. Strike is complete with all devices and motifs clearly detailed. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed a single ancient tick on Liberty's left facing forearm; nothing else! Why is this lovely dime not at the MS64 level or rewarded with a Gold CAC bean? Honestly, I expect a Gold CAC for this one. Maybe the luster is just not bold enough to secure MS64 certification? Surfaces and strike are all there to support a higher grade. I'm calling this one conservatively graded. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. Holder is also in pristine condition! Purchased at the 2002 August ANA show and the F-101a web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Yes, the asking price is high but as Jim O'Donnell would say to me at a major show, "Go find another one like this!"
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS63 PCGS
83817776
F-105
Choice $235 Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gray, Rose and Peripheral Blues, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1883 F-105 example and superior to the "web-book" plate coin. Obverse is covered with fairly thick gray-rose patina along with peripheral sky blue. The patina is semi transparent and allows adequater luster to radiate under a light source. The reverse is where all the fun is due to thin transparent toning. Cartwheel luster is vibrant and accentuates the inner rose ring nicely framed by peripheral blues. Strike is typical for the date. Surfaces are essentially blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1884 1884
MS63
PCGS
3453809
F-110
R2
Gem $365 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. The Newtown Collection consignor has definitely advanced his collecting skills based on this round of divested duplicates. Offered here is a gem original 1884 that is conservatively graded in current PCGS old blue label holder dating back to the early 2000 timeframe. Is this dime typical of the grading standards before TPG grade inflation? The lovely gem offers bright cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of copper gold patina. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch a weakness at the top of Liberty's head, but let's remember that this is better than average for a With Legend obverse strike. CAC approved and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How I wish that all MS63 graded dimes could look like this example.
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
MS63 NGC
1654443022
F-105
R4
Original $1250 Scarce Date In Mint State, Thick Gun Metal Blue-Gray Toning, Accurately Graded. 1884 San Francisco dimes have a reported mintage of 565,969 but locating a mint state example will take patience and considerable searching. Few arrive to the marketplace on a regular basis and the divestment of a complete collection is typically where an example can be located. This lovely example came to market as a result of Seated dime set being broken up. This piece is strictly original with thick gun metal blue-gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The assigned grade is technically accurate due to the muted luster, by the thick patina, and one fully toned over mark on Liberty's lower left leg. If strict originality and a no question unmolested surfaces are your cup of tea, then this lovely 1884-S dime might be for you. Housed in early NGC holder with standard ring insert. Fairly priced too.....
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
AU58 NGC
1718076015
F-103
R5
Original HOLD
$500
New February 9! Rarest (R5) 1884-S Die Pairing, Near Choice Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. . Better With Legend San Francisco date with mintage of 564,969. This F-103 example offers steely cartwheel luster and golden surfaces under a light source. During in hand viewing (and GFRC images), overall toning color is a gun metal gray. Obverse fields have a few micro ticks that hold back a full Choice quality rating. Strike is completed. Housed in old NGC holder that dates back to the late 1990s. The 1884-S F-103 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
MS66 NGC
2731019006
F-107
Gem $900 Gem Original, Pastel Rainbow Coloring, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Typical F-107 Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - Jim Poston does it again with this lovely 1885 F-107 dime. Eye appeal is substantial due to satiny cartwheel luster emitted from gem original surfaces. Intermixed pastel rainbow coloring is consistent on the obverse while the reverse offers pretty target toning; rose center frame by aquamarine-blue ring and finally a yellow gold periphery. Strike is typical for the F-107 die pair with weak date punch and additional weakness at the head. Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
MS65
PCGS
34477332
F-107
Gem $695 Gorgeous Rose-Blue Toning, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1885 Liberty Seated dime for a collector assembling an advanced mint state set. One would be hard pressed to upgrade this MS65 due to the old time originality and beautiful toning. Let's start with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that activates the colorful patina. Obverse is mostly gold-rose with some blues. Rose dominates the reverse with a lovely sky blue arc at the rim. Strike is excellent for the F-107 die variety as these come weak on the upper obverse. Actually, this high grade F-107 revealed a die defect on D(I)ME that needs to be captured in the web-book. Therefore, this example will become the new F-107 web-book plate coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Viewing this lovely piece in hand would immediately explain the CAC approval. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
MS62 PCGS OGH
3233689
F-109
Original $235 New February 9! Die Scratch in Gown, Thick Rose Gray Patina, Soft Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A bold obverse die scratches are present in the lower gown folds on the 1885 F-109 die pairing. Strikes from this obverse die are not often seen. This example has thick crusty rose-gray patina that mutes the surface luster. Under a light source, the fields are reflective with luster peeking out at the peripheries. Strike is typical for the With Legend design hubs. Housed in PCGS old green holder. The 1885 F-109 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS66
NGC
548956003
F-112
Gem $950 Superb Gem Original, Vibrant Aquamarined-Golden Cartwheel Luster. Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. A superb gem with perfectly original surfaces. One immediately notes the vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that eminates through transparent aquamarine and golden hues. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness in the left wreath devices. The untoned obverse ares makes photographing this dime challenging as balancing color between deeply toned and untoned surfaces is difficult for the camera and during my image processing. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another offering from the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS65 PCGS
3756017
F-115
Gem $750 Gem Original, Lustrous Pastel Toning, Fully Struck, Former Birmingham Collection.. This is the second time that GFRC has the pleasure to offer this lovely 1886 Seated dime. Initially sold out of the Birmingham Collection and now upgrade and back on the market. Pastel toning is the highlight with intermixed aquamarine, gold and rose coloring on the obverse and mottled gray, ebony and rose on the reverse. Bright light viewing exposes the luster and accentuates the colors. The overall strike is crisp with no signs of weakness. Same for blemishes as none were seen. If this dime has just a bit more flashy luster, then it would be a candidate for MS66 designation. In the current PCGS holder, it is accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert; serial number 3756017.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS65
PCGS
5765223
TOP #81
F-105
Gem $1225 Repunched 86 Digits, Gem Original, Golden Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, One of the Finest Examples of F-105 Variety, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Repunching of the 86 digits is well defined and easily seen in the images. One of the finest F-105 examples known while assembling the "web-book". Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with dazzling cartwheel effects. A transparent golden skin covers both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval is obviously warranted given the super originality, bold luster and eye appeal. Sold into the Cleveland Collection's Top 100 Variety set several years ago and now back on the market for the next passionate collector.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
AU58 PCGS
30434826
F-106
Choice $185 F-106, Repunched 886, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Light Olive Gold Patina, Well Sruck, Accurately Graded. A choice original example of the 1886 repunched 886 die variety listed in Greer (No. 102) and Fortin (F-106). The primary diagnostic is repunching inside the left loops of the 6 digit and traces of repunching on the two 8s. This example belongs in an advanced collection as superior for the grade. Surfaces are choice with mint frost throughout the fields and devices. Under a light source, frosty cartwheel luster is radiant. Coloring is essentially all gold under bright light with olive shades during regular in hand viewing. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with considerable value for the asking price.
Seated 10C 1886S 1886-S
AU55 PCGS
28461591
F-101
Choice $700 Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. An underrated date! 1886 San Francisco strikes have a relatively small mintage of slightly over 200,000 with a low survival rate. In all AU graded, the PCGS population report indicates only 18 pieces with 10 of those being at the AU55 level. CoinFacts auction records are anemic for AU grade levels. Offered here is a choice example with brilliant frosty luster and a complete strike. PCGS grading is accurate as there is faint rub and signs of circulation. Definitely an above average example at the AU55 grade level and worthy of special consideration. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. Heading to CAC for review if not sold before or at the Summer FUN show.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
PR64 PCGS
85100429
F-101
Choice $685 Choice Original, Watery Proof Fields, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An absolutely original 1887 proof dime with watery mirrored fields. As in the case with most proof Seated dime, bright light viewing is required to release the natural coloring and reflective mirrors. In the case of this 1887 specimen, a light source exposes subtle sky blue and light gold on the obverse. These same colors are more pronounced on the reverse and quite attractive. A 10x loupe inspection revealed several die polish lines on the reverse that should not be mistaken for hairlines. Accurately graded and off the market for several decades. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
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
AU Details raw
F-110
Market Acceptable HOLD
$45
New February 13! F-110, Light Gray-Gold Coloring, Glossy Luster, Old Non Mechanical Clean, Massachusetts Collection. An AU grade level 1887-S dime with nice gray-gold patina. When placed under a bright light, the luster is too glossy to be original.
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
MS63
NGC
1612340015
F-103
Choice $300 F-103, Filled Mintmark, Choice Original, Gorgeous Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An exceptional 1887 San Francisco strike with brilliant frosty luster and rich aquamarine-gold patina. Strike is complete with all devices deeply impressed. The F-103 die variety features a filled S mintmark. Purchased during the 2003 FUN show and residing in Maine bank box since that time. Recent CAC approval. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Another high quality offering from the Gerry Fortin reference collection.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
MS61 NGC
3832832043
F-118
Original $195 Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Thin Mottled Rose Patina, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lovely 1887 San Francisco strike with reflective cartwheel luster and mottled rose patina. Strike is also complete. Probably better than the assigned MS61 and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection and the F-118 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU55 PCGS
85100432
F-101
Choice $160 F-101 Web-book Plate Coin, Choice Original, Light Gold Patina and Luster, Typical Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. I would be surprised if this dime were not to receive CAC approval since so choice original at the assigned PCGS grade level. The F-101 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection reflecting old time quality and originality.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU50 raw
F-119
Market Acceptable $50 Flag of 1 in Shield, Uniform Gray Patina, Obverse Light Wipe, Wholesome Reverse, Indiana Collection . A raw 1887-S F-119 example with the flag of 1 digit in the lower shield. Surfaces are toned an even gun metal gray. Obverse has seen a light wipe and is therefore not qualified to be labeled strictly original. Reverse is problem free. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS66 PCGS
50029230
F-111
Choice $800 Misplaced 8 in Base, Proof Like, Gem Toning, Birmingham Collection.. Rich gold and aquamarine patina covers this exceptional 1888 dime. Fully struck and attractive. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with serial number 50029230. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS64 NGC
301289001
F-111
Choice $485 F-111, Misplaced 8 Digit in Base, Near Gem Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Steely Fields, Gorgeous Blue, Rose and Gold Patina, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful 1888 Philadelphia strike with brilliant reflective cartwheel luster coupled with classic old album blue, rose and gold patina. Surfaces are entirely blemish free on this near gem original example. The F-111 obverse 11 exhibits a misplaced lower loop of an 8 digit in the base immediately to the right of the pendant. This extra 8 digit is located mid way between the final two 8 digits in the date. The lower loop of the 8 digit is well defined and be easily diagnosed with some practice. Reverse die is cracked primarily between the rim and wreath devices. This offering is also the F-111 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Recently pull from the Fortin bank box and has not seen a CAC submission.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS62 NGC
653828007
F-102
Choice $220 F-102, Choice Original Surfaces, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Rose Patina, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A perfectly original 1888 F-102 strike with choice surfaces at the assigned MS62 grade level. Frosty rose cartwheel luster is vibrant on both sides. Under a light source, the rose coloring shifts to gold. Fully struck and conservatively graded. Purchased May 1998 and the F-102 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. No CAC attempt and definitely worth a submission. Another offering from the Gerry Fortin reference collection that needs a special home.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS62
PCGS
85100434
F-110
Gem $360 New January 3! F-110, Web-Book Plate Coin, Gem Original, Rainbow Toning Obverse, Bullseye Sky Blue Reverse, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A gem original 1888 Philadelphia strike that is the F-110 plate coin within the The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Eye appeal is spectacular with all the colors of the rainbow covering the obverse while the reverse offers a pretty sky blue ring and faint rose center. The F-110 die variety features a heavily lapped reverse with the left ribbon edge and lower wreath devices effaced. There is considerable luster, when viewing with a light source, that activates both obverse and reverse coloring. A gorgeous example that has been off the market as a raw MS63 since the mid 1990s. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Previously from Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and back for a second sale.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
AU55
PCGS OGH
4511155
F-114
Choice $145 New January 3! F-114, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Classic old time frosty cartwheel luste and golden patina are the highlights of this choice original 1888 dime. Light obverse silver-gold shifts to darker gold on the reverse. Strike is typical for the With Legend design. Accurately graded with no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. Yet another great type coin from the Twins Lakes Collection.
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
MS63 PCGS
21459660
Choice $950 Scarce in Mint State, Choice Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Devices, Completely Struck, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection . Previously from the Birmingham Collection and sold into the Newtown Collection during September 2015. This is how long it has taken Newtown to locate a worthy upgrade for this gorgeous 1888-S dime. Vibrant cartwheel luster is consistent with a high grade. Surfaces are 100% choice with frosty devices. Strike is hammered with all devices and motifs complete on bold sides. Clearly a superior offering and consistent with my requirements for a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This lovely San Francisco dime is so well balanced with conservative grading. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder dating back to the late 1990s. A superior offering from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
PF65CAM PCGS
3622188
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
Double Die Reverse
MS66 NGC
3025961003
F-122
Gem $1850 New January 1! F-122, Double Die Reverse #3, Superb Gem Original, Gorgeous Rose and Peripheral Blue Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A marvelous example of the F-122 double die reverse #3 die pairing with spectacular offset reverse die doubling on the left wreath devices and denomination. A superb gem with heavy mint frost throughout obverse and reverse fields and major devices. Eye appeal is most pleasing due to old album ring toning. Rose centers are nicely framed by an aquamarine peripheral ring on the obverse while the reverse ring approaches solid blue coloring. Strike is absolutely hammered and provides an excellent view of the extensive reverse die doubling. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The F-122 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Yes, there is a pricing premium above a common date 1889 MS66 strike but the eye appeal and reverse doubling is well worth the premium. As noted old time coin dealer Jim O'Donnell would often say to me....Go find another example in the marketplace that matches this quality.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS65
PCGS
15023182
F-116
Gem $935 Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Perpherial Toning, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Ex. Osprey Collection. A spectular 1889 Seated dime with glowing frosty luster. Surface toning is limited to golden and rose shades mostly concentrated near the rims. Strike is typical for With Legend dimes during the 1882 through 1891 era. There is weakness at Liberty's head and on the upper left wheat grains as is frequently seen. Eye appeal is high due to brilliant frosty luster that dominates during in hand and bright light viewing. This lovely dime is housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and is conservatively graded. In summary, luster, surfaces, color and grading fully warrant CAC approval on this Newtown Collection offering.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS65
NGC
958035003
F-110
Gem $985 Repunched 889, Gem Original, Golden-Aquamarine Patina, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A difficult 1889 Philadelphia die variety with repunching inside the lower loops of 88 and above the tail of the 9 digit. First listed by Fortin. This offering has to be one of the finest examples extant as I've seen few in my collecting career. Gem original surfaces are covered with semi-transparent golden-aquamarine patina. Frosty luster is brilliant with bold cartwheels during bright light viewing. The F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Purchased April 2003 and in the Fortin collection since that time. I really hate to let this one go but all die variety dimes must be eventually sold.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS63 NGC
4189140006
F-113
Choice $250 Choice Original, Attractive Rose-Blue Patina, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A choice original 1889 dime that is at its best when viewed under a light source. Obverse is toned a fiery rose with intermixed blues, while the reverse has deep sky blue covering the most of the wreath devices. Under a light source, both obverse and reverse offer crisp cartwheel luster. The reverse is very pleasing indeed for the assigned MS63 grade level. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Housed in newer NGC holder. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
AU55 raw
Choice $115 Choice Original, Lustrous Cartwheel Olive-Gold Patina, Struck From Eroded Dies, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1889 Seated dime with satiny cartwheel luster and rose, gray and aquamarine coloring. Struck with heavily eroded dies as there is considerable metal flow surrounding Liberty, as the main device, and within the shield. Reverse is similar with bold die clashing and metal flow lines behind the denomination. In hand viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this quality Seated dime. Perfect as a type coin and accurately graded.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
Double Die Reverse
AU53 PCGS
85100437
F-106
Choice $160 Double Die Reverse #3, Crusty OriginaL, Choice Surfaces, Even Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A perfectly natural example of the Double Die Reverse #3 variety with choice surfaces and crusty original patina. In The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors, there are five different double die reverse identified. The F-106 reverse is probably the most dramatically doubled of all with huge hubbing separation between the outer left wreath devices and at upper left of (O)NE. The CherryPickers guide is vague on 1889 Double Die Reverse listing as the illustration does not match the description and I'm unable to tell which of the multiple double die reverses are being referenced. The offered dime is an excellent examples of the F-106 reverse and is freshly graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for a new home in a serious Seated dime die variety collection.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
MS63 NGC
3711364005
F-102
Choice $975 Medium S, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Skin, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Ex. Strong Hands Collection. Those who are fans of vibrant frosty cartwheel luster will enjoy owning this 1889-S Medium S dime. Originally, a duplicate from the Strong Hands Collection that sold into the Newtown Collection and now back on the market. Obverse fields are free of any marks while the reverse has typical field luster breaks for the MS63 grade. However, I believe the piece is conservatively graded on an eye appeal basis as the luster is that of a higher grade. The Medium S mintmark size is a bit more difficult to locate than the Small S but no premium is warranted. The 1889-S becomes scarce in mint state regardless of the higher mintage. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
AU55 NGC
3832832053
F-101
Original $245 F-101 Web-book Plate Coin, Near Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A pleasing 1889 San Francisco strike that is the F-101 plate coin within the The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-101 die variety features a Medium S sized mintmark with die file lines in the upper loop. Surfaces are strictly original with just a hint of gray patina. There is ample residual luster when viewing with a light source. A quality example that has been off the market since the mid 1990s. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
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
AU58
PCGS
80503932
Choice $135 Excellent Type Coin Candidate, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Peripheral Toning, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A perfectly original 1890 Philadelphia strike that is accurately graded with CAC approval. Bold frosty luster is one of the important highlights along with being well struck. Peripheral gold is evident on both sides. A quality offering that would make an ideal type coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and worthy of consideration.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
AU50 raw
TOP #90
F-105
Original $85 Misplaced Digit in Gown, Strictly Original Surfaces, Top 100 Varieties #90. There is considerable remaining luster on this nice 1890 Philadelphia strike that also happens to be one of the Top 100 misplaced digit entries for the date. Obverse is nice and frosty while the reverse has golden patina throughout. Strike is above average for a With Legend design dime. There are several obverse blemishes that are not distracting. Fairly priced for the variety and Top 100 status.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS62 NGC
4189862005
F-101
Choice $475 Choice Original for Variety, Misplaced 1 in Base, Challenging to Locate.. A pleasing Liberty Seated dime that is choice original including undisturbed surfaces covered with light gray patina. The F-101 die pairing is infrequently seen as my F-101 web-book plate coin was only an EF40 piece until locating this example. The misplaced 1 digit in the base is obvious on the obverse while the reverse appears to have been polished at least once since the triple repunching is no longer evident. I believe that this dime has an interim die state reverse between F-101 and F-101a whereby during F-101a, the reverse die is heavily polished and a significant portion of the devices details are removed and the mintmark being very weak. I've updated the F-101 webpage and used this dime as a plate coin. Definitely a dime for the advanced variety specialist. Housed in new NGC holder with serial number 4189862-005.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU55 PCGS
27363959
F-107
Cleaned $155 S/S Mintmark Right, Old Cleaning, AU55 Details, Rare Repunched Mintmark Variety.. This is my favorite repunched mintmark for the Seated dime denomination. Mintmark is repunched right with traces of the serifs visible to right of final mintmark. Also the initial mintmark loops are visible inside the final mintmark consistent with the web-book macro image. Dime grades AU55 from wear perspective but is too light silver color for PCGS, thus the Code 92 assignment. There are no hairlines with the dime having more of a slightly polished look rather than being dull from cleaning. Regardless, this is an excellent example of the variety. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU55 PCGS
30624389
F-102
Original $185 Double Die Obverse, Original Ebony Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
PR64 PCGS
50196929
F-131
R4
Choice $750 Choice Original Proof, Hammered Strike, Watery Mirrors, Gorgeous Deep Gray-Blue Patina, Florida Collection. Let's start the description for this near gem 1891 proof strike Seated dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I really like this example for multiple reasons. First is the strict originality with deep gray and blue toning. Next are the watery fields during bright light viewing. And finally, the strike is absolutely hammered. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An above average Liberty Seated proof dime from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
AU58 PCGS
28669056
Choice $175 Choice Original, Olive Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Reasonable Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - Sure the 1891 Liberty Seated dime date is common! What is uncommon, is an 1891 dime with this type of eye appeal and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident upon first viewing under a light source. Obverse olive-gold toning is a bit crusty while the reverse offers target toning; a faint sky blue center surrounded by rich gold. strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at Liberty's head. Choice original surfaces are blemish free. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. An eye appeal offering from Jim Poston for that common date Dansco or Whitman album slot in a type or date/mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
AU50 raw
F-102a
R6
Original $295 Die Cud Between 9:00 - 10:00, Original Golden Gray Surfaces, Few Obverse Marks, Traveling Man's Collection. On this 1891 F-102 die pairing, the reverse die suffers metal stress between 9:00 and 10:00. A die section into the left wreath is about to break apart. Philadelphia struck 1891 dimes are rarely seen with partial or full cuds on the reverse. This is in stark contrast to New Orleans strikes which are a treasure trove waiting to be explored. This F-102a example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, is the highest grade example seen by GFRC. The reverse cud is well defined with distinct shelf metal. Surfaces are toned a golden gray on both sides. The obverse has marks in the right obverse field and across (AMERI)CA. A very difficult die variety and priced accordingly.
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
MS63 PCGS
12891754
TOP #96
F-106a
Choice $875 Repunched 89 Digits, Heavily Clashed Dies, Repinched Mintmark, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden-Rose Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful example of the 1891-O F-106a die pairing and late die state that features multiple die clashing on the obverse along with bold repunching of the 89 digits in the date. The reverse also offers a boldly repunched mintmark. This example has it all for the die variety specialist along with being at the mint state grade level. Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with substantial cartwheel effects. Strike is hammered with mint frost throughout the major devices. Formerly in the Gerry Fortin reference collection and sold into the Cleveland Collection towards filling out his Top 100 Variety set with mint state examples. Housed in old blue label holder with standard ring insert. The blue label reads "RPD & RPM, Obv & Rev Dies Clashed". A special Top 100 Varieties duplicate from the Cleveland Collection that is not often found in the marketplace.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS62 NGC
4189140010
F-124a
Choice $425 Massive Reverse Die Crack, Choice Original Surfaces, Gray-Gold with Ebony Speckled Toning, Completely Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Purchased way back during 2003 ANA show due to a massive reverse die crack that has shelf metal characteristics. I've never seen a later die state of the F-124a die variety. Another 1891-O strictly original die variety piece that is difficult to part with. Graded during 2014 by NGC as MS62 and worthy of mint state designation. Surfaces are covered with gray-gold patina along with ebony specks that are concentrated at the peripheries. No blemishes whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. New images taken and placed in the web-book. An opportunity to own one of the plate coins from the 2004 "The Definitive resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors" that set a new online standard for die variety research and reporting.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS61 NGC
678694005
F-112
Original HOLD
$225
F-112, Medium O Over Upside Down Small S, Original Mirrored Fields, White Reflective Luster, First F-112 Example Seen, Accurately Graded, Massachusetts Collection. It is exciting to finally see a F-112 1891-O example rather than referencing the Kam Ahwash encyclopedia. F-112 was struck from polished dies that provide white reflective luster under a light source. The repunched mintmark is undeniable. My own study suggests that the reverse mintmark is Medium O over upside down S mintmark. Please see The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com for an in depth analysis. Strike is nearly completely executed with only the upper reverse wheat grains not completely formed. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. This holder dates back to the late 1990s. Recently upgraded by the Massachusetts Collection and searching for a new home.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
AU58 PCGS
27862009
F-130
Choice $200 New December 25! F-130, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, Wire Rims, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. After closure of the New Orleans mint during 1861, the Liberty Seated dime denomination was not struck again in New Orleans until 1891. That year brought a substantial mintage of 4,540,000 with sharp strikes, heavy die clashing and cracked dies being the rule. This lovely example was struck from the F-130 die pairing with just a hint of die clashing on the obverse. Strike is hammered with high relief devices and wire rim. Surfaces are choice without abrasions and covered with a semi-transparent gray patina. Frosty luster is present under a light source. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. Another quality offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
MS63
PCGS OGH
4843042
F-110
Choice HOLD
$400
New February 9! Thick Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Denticles are strong on the F-110 obverse with the denticles below the date being cut down. The Medium S on this reverse could be viewed by the inexperience dealer as being filled with the potential outlines of a Small S. This artifact is actually part of the medium S punch and can be found on some 1890-S reverse dies. This F-110 example offers choice original surfaces and vibrant frosty luster. Strike is very well executed and pleasing. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. The 1891-S F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
MS60 NGC
2508594012
F-109
Original $195 Medium S, Frosty White Cartwheel Luster, Strictly Original, Conservative Grading, Massachusetts Collection. The MS60 grade level is infrequently seen on TPG certified coins. However, NGC decided to use this grade level for the offering 1891-S F-109 dime. Let's explore that since the Massachusetts Collection has upgraded the piece and wishes for it to find a new home. White cartwheel luster is vibrant and active throughout obverse and reverse and consistent with MS63 grade level. Surfaces are frosty original but probably dipped given the uniform white coloring. Under a 10x loupe, there are some faint field hairlines when rotating the coin under bright light. This has to be the reason for the assigned MS60 grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.