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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 109 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 4, 2024

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1837 1837
No Stars, Small Date
AU Details PCGS
80503428
Original $685 New June 7! Small Date, Perfectly Original, Deep Gray-Blue Obverse Toning Spot, Massachusetts Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. This perfectly original 1837 F-102 Small Date continues to be the die variety plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. The Massachusetts Collection (Coulombe Family on Open Set Registry) purchased this lovely raw dime back in 2015 for me. During the tenure in his collection, a PCGS grading submission resulted in an AU Details, Environmental Damage opinion. Let's walk through this dime carefully. Surfaces are lightly frosted consistent with the issue. Toning is a natural coin gray-gold that is consistent on both sides. The blue-gray area to the left of Liberty is most likely dried ink dating back a century or more. When I first purchase this piece in the early 1990s, this blue-gray region did not bother me as it provided unique character to the piece. Of course, PCGS will take the safe route and certify as a Details specimen. The question comes down to the coin itself as strictly original with lovely frosted luster. Would you like to own this web-book plate coin? It is way more pleasing that a dipped out white AU straight graded by PCGS that is all too common in the marketplace. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with F-102 No Stars, Sm Date attribution on the label.
Seated 10C 1837 1837
No Stars, Large Date
MS66
PCGS
25337764
TOP #1
F-101c
Gem $15000 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Steely luster imparts active cartwheels across the surfaces of this Large Date, No Stars piece. A moderate spray of olive and charcoal patina covers both sides, highlighted by considerable flash that is thoroughly consistent with the MS66 CAC designation. The 1837 F-101c is coin #1 on the Top-100 list and exhibits heavy die clashing with elevated obverse die cracks. While not as arresting as the 1839 F-105c "Pie," the die deterioration is advanced and easily apparent without a glass. The dies are slightly rotated as expected for all later die states of the F-101 die pair. The CAC census notes two examples in MS66, with only a pair of pieces higher, both at MS67. The guide value is $15,000. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS63 PCGS OGH
4736236
F-113
Gem $995 New May 23! Die Flaw Reverse, Incredible Early Die State Diagnsotics, Gem Original. The 1838 "Die Flaw Reverse is paired with two obverse dies. The early die state pairing as captured as F-113 while the late die state as F-105. This newly sourced F-113 is a Seated dime die variety specialist's dream given the gem preservation and bold reverse diagnostics. Both die scratches are seen to the left of the O and D in ONE DIME along with another die line connecting the two E's. The full extent of the center die flaw die readily visible on this specimen. The frosted luster is notable brilliant and consistent on both sides. The strike is fully executed as is typical for this early Seated dime date. Yes, this lot has been to CAC and was not approved leading to some head scratching. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder and ready for inclusion into an advanced die variety collection.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS62
CACG
618292545
F-113
Choice $985 Reverse Die Flaw, Near-Gem at Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The new CAC Grading holders are constructed of a plastic that appears to be more translucent that the competitors. The 1838 F-113 Seated dime is intricately detailed in the GFRC photographs. I suspect the clear plastic allows us to view this beautifully toned dime at its finest. This dime features a bold reverse die flaw and is the plate coin with The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and straight graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Partial Drapery
AU58 NGC
3334663015
TOP #7
F-108a
Choice $1000 Partial Drapery, Frosted Luster, Light Gray Patina, Choice Original, Cleveland Collection. The Cleveland Collection is releasing this lovely 1838 Partial Drapery dime acquired from GFRC way back during the 2013 business start-up time frame. This is a frosted example with thick obverse luster and very light toning. The reverse features consistent frosted luster and slightly deeper gray shades. A choice example with full strike that is listed in the Top 100 Varieties set as entry #7. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The label does not capture the Partial Drapery F-108a attribution. Last sold by GFRC July 2013 and listed in the Sales Archive.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
AU58
PCGS
39432874
F-109
Choice $700 Partial Drapery Late Die State, Near-Gem Original, Twin Lakes Collection.. Is the 1838 F-109 die pairing a "partial drapery" or not as asked by many collectors. During a prior die pairing where the obverse and reverse dies clashed, the "partial drapery" designation is a given as the die clash under the right arm is prominent. During its final die state, the "partial drapery" obverse is paired with another reverse. The die clash under Liberty's right arm is still visible though die erosion has weakened its presence. The "partial drapery" remains significant enough to be labeled occasionally by the grading services. This Twin Lakes F-109 example has not been label by PCGS as a "partial drapery" though the die clash is still visible. This example offers frosted luster along with a complete strike. Light gold toning is present on the lower obverse and throughout the reverse. Surfaces are entirely unabraded with metal flows lines into the peripheries. This near-gem lot has been reserved as a regular No Drapery Large Stars issue and could be a bargain for the astute die variety collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #4568
Seated 10C 1838O 1838-O
No Stars
MS63 PCGS
06777248
F-102
Choice $6400 Choice Mint State, Satiny Luster, Pristine Surfaces, New Orleans Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. 1838 brought the initial year of Liberty Seated dime production in New Orleans. A single obverse was paired with two reverse dies. This New Orleans Collection release was struck with the F-102 die pairing while the obverse moved into a later die state. Satiny luster originates from faint "orange peel" textured fields while the reverse provides frosted reflectance. Toning is a typical light gold with rose hues under a bright light. Surfaces are well preserved and really pristine. Luster is the grade limiter though the eye appeal will satisfy critical collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS65 NGC
2037607024
F-104b
Gem $2750 Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Old 2x2 Paper Toning, Ex. "Col" E.H.R Green Collection, now Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The obverse of this terminal die state 1839 F-104b die has three lengthy die cracks, the heaviest between star 2 and the 3 and migrating across the shield and through the date. This intricately struck, unabraded, and satiny gem original survivor has deep old 2x2 paper envelope toning with mahogany-brown, steel-gray, and forest-green coloration. Housed in 2013 generation NGC holder with edge view insert and special Eric P. Newman pedigree label. This is a particular difficult coin to photograph. Potential buyers may wish to visit CoinFacts and the November 2013 Heritage auction listing and accompanying images.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS62 NGC
5742516011
F-106c
Choice $725 Cracked Obverse, Rotated Reverse Left 18 Degrees, Gorgeous Toning, Frosted Luster, Sheffield Collection. Notable eye appeal arrives with this 1839 F-106c Liberty Seated dime offering. Frosted luster highlights peripheral aquamarine-gold that surrounds obverse center rose. Strike is complete but not sharp as the F-106c die pairing features a well worn and cracked die pair. Reverse die misalignment is clockwise 18 degrees. The progressive obverse die crack at 12:00 from rim through Liberty's head down to neckline becomes stronger and more visible during the F-106c die state. Another significant die crack starts at the rim to the right of star 10 and joins stars 11 through 13. The reverse exhibits multiple cracks to the rim. This new offering brings a highly detailed late die state variety with beautiful toning. How can you pass up the combination? Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
AU50 raw
TOP #14
F-108
Market Acceptable $850 Huge O Variety, Rare Grade, Top 100 Varieties #14, Details Grade. Definitely a rare grade for the 1839-O Huge O reverse variety when AU details remain. This specimen easily grades AU+ but has dark verdigris covering the obverse stars and date regions coupled with the entire reverse. The dark surfaces were result in a PCGS grade designation of AU Details code 97 (environmental) if holdering were to be attempted. Few examples are know at this grade level and a truly problem free specimen would be priced in the $2000+ range. Offers are welcomed as the dime is listed to sell.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
No Drapery
AU55 PCGS
32587616
TOP #15
F-103
Original $475 New June 7! Chin Whiskers, Steely Luster, Attractive Obverse Toning, Massachusetts Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. This listing brings yet another Top 100 Seated Dime variety to the market place courtesy of the Massachusetts Collection. A favorite of the consignor given the boldly defined die scratches under Liberty's chin to the left facing shoulder. Luster is best described as steely-frosted. The obverse presents pastel toning with a light green center surrounded by copper gold at the stars. The reverse is a uniform silver-gray. Hidden lines in the right obverse field along with those on the reverse preclude a higher quality ratings. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
AU53 NGC
4717899002
F-109a
Original $1035 Thick Crusty Patina, Cracked Reverse, Original Surfaces, City By The Bay Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. 1840 brought the third year of Liberty Seated dime production at the New Orleans mint with ongoing quality issues. The F-109a was struck during that period by eroded and cracked dies. As a result, the obverse device details are weakly defined, especially at the date. Multiple radial die cracks through the legend are noted on the reverse. This is an unquestionable crusty example with thick brownish gray patina. A new release from the City By The Bay Collection. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
AU50 PCGS
30630411
F-108
Choice $1200 Small O, Eroded Dies, Satiny Luster, Orange-Gray Patina, Newtown Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. Both obverse and reverse dies are eroded with radial metal flows lines in the denticles. The reverse area surrounding AM(ERIC)A is heavily eroded with multiple die crack through the legend lettering. This example features a orange-gray "skin "with more uniform orange-rose on the reverse. Strike is complete. A few ancient micro-ticks are seen in the fields and fully toned. 1840 New Orleans strikes continue to be very scarce in AU and rare in Mint State. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder. Previously from the Birmingham Collection and sold into the Newtown Collection. Now back on the market after being released from the marvelous set of Newtown Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1841 1841
MS66
PCGS
25612093
F-110a
Gem $7500 Proof Dies, Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Steely, frosted luster imparts exceptionally active cartwheels that rotate vibrantly under a light source. Light splashes of maroon patina cover both sides atop the steel-gray fields, and the eye appeal is stunning. One is tempted to introduce a "Gem Plus" level to the GFRC rating system, but we'd prefer to simply let the coin speak for itself. F-110a, with a slight upward slope in the date. The reverse legend, which might appear sharp at first glance, is actually less lightly impressed than other 1841 dimes, which tend to exhibit deep relief in this portion of the design. CAC has approved 41 pieces in all grades; this piece is tied with two other coins for finest-known at MS66. The CAC price guide value is $7,500. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
MS63 PCGS
05952379
F-108
Choice $1750 Early New Orleans Date, Frosted Luster, Rose-Gold Patina, New Orleans Collection.. Though 1841 New Orleans Seated dime production generated a tad over two million strikes, the number of surviving Mint State examples is diminutive per the PCGS population report. The MS63 population stands at 7 pieces with only 10 finer. The MS63 to MS64 price jump is nearly 4X suggesting that this date appears to be undervalued at current pricing levels. This New Orleans Collection release features natural frosted luster and rose-gold toning. The strike is complete which is atypical for this issue. Two ancient and well hidden lines in the right obverse field preclude a CAC green bean though the surfaces and luster and 100% original and pleasing for a survivor of that era. Worthy of consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1842 1842
MS65
NGC
3381721004
F-105
Gem $3450 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Light Gold Toning, Gem Eye Appeal, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The recent Newtown Liberty Seated dime purchases have brought about a number of Fortin core set duplicates. This lovely gem 1842 F-105 dime will certainly please the new owner given its sparkling frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Once again, strike is completely executed. Overall eye appeal is "all there" with originality, luster, and strike combining into a superb presentation under angled lighting. Purchased October 2010 for the Fortin core Seated dime set along with becoming the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. CAC has approved five at the certified grade with three finer. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842 1842
MS62 PCGS
37885384
F-106
Choice HOLD
$485
New June 26! Creamy Greenish-Gold, Frosted Luster, Hammered Strike, JUST BUY IT NOW. This near-gem 1842 F-106 dime surfaces at the 2024 Summer Baltimore show and was an instant addition to GFRC inventory. The hammered strike is thoroughly pleasing along with frosted luster that highlights a creamy greenish-gold patina. This early With Stars dimes scream classic eye appeal and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. It certainly deserves to a trip to Far Hills for CAC review as it is all there for the grade and perfectly original. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder.
Seated 10C 1843 1843
MS63 PCGS
11228809
F-101
Choice $875 Repunched 3, Gorgeous Rose-Gray Patina and Frosted Luster, Complete Strike. A gorgeous 1843 F-101 example with old time natural toning and frosted luster. In hand inspection suggests a thick rose gray patina which is accurate. However, that patina is semi-transparent and partially melts away during bright light assessment. The result is a colorful rose display as enhanced by the background frosted luster. Cartwheels are moderate due to the thick patina. Most important is a complete strike with the repunching above the top of the 1 digit being visible with 10x. Strict original, fully choice, and then some. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1843 1843
MS61 NGC
3413567002
F-104
Choice $535 Repunched 8, Deep Gray Coloring, Peripheral Ebony Shades, Choice Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1843 F-104 obverse can be attributed by a bold date punch that nearly touches the base. The date punch is positioned at DR -2C and on well struck examples, faint repunching can be seen at the lower left base of the 8 digit. The repunching at the base of the 8 digit can be seen on this fully struck Mint State example but will take careful inspection. Gray patina is the dominant coloring with darker shades at the obverse periphery and embedded center rose on the reverse. The choice original 1843 F-104 dime was employed as the plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collection commonly known as the web-book. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Purchased at a Heritage Auction March 2013 and offered at that purchase price.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
MS65 NGC
449087001
Gem $2350 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Bold Strike, Peripheral Gold, Accurately Graded. 1845 brought a substantial increase in Liberty Seated dime production after the anemic 72,500 pieces struck in 1844. Six obverse and seven reverse dies have been documented for a production of 1,755,000 minted. The F-105 and F-105a web-book listings documents a die pairing that is available. The infrequently seen F-105a die state captures crossing reverse die cracks at STAT(E)S as is the case with this lovely gem survivor. Brilliant frosted luster is consistent on both sides along with peripheral gold. Strike is well executed for the date with only a touch of weakness on the lower right stars. Die scratches can be seen to the left of the base of the pole with 10x as the strike is powerfully detailed. Accurately grade and housed in new large font NGC holder. Hand selected by the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1845O 1845-O
AU50 PCGS
90062686
F-101a
R4
Original $3650 Original, Very Scarce Grade Level, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Hammered Strike, Underrated.. GFRC has the pleasure of handling this important 1845 New Orleans dime graded PCGS AU50 for a third time. This example has an exceptional strike with bold head and hair curls, star centrils and lower body definition on the obverse while the reverse offers full wreath leaves. Secondly, this piece has natural gun metal gray patina that is uniform and just a tad deeper on the reverse. The coloring is very consistent in hand and under bright light. GFRC images are accurate for one of the finer examples to come to market. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with D.L.Hansen pedigree label. Previously sold during June 2017 and December 2019 at the $4150 level. GFRC has been able to repurchase this example at an attractive price and passing the savings to the next owner.
Seated 10C 1851O 1851-O
AU55 PCGS
35269710
F-101
Original $2650 Very Rare Choice AU, Original Reflective Surfaces, Deep Gray-Aquamarine Toning, Bright Light Eye Appeal. The rarity of the 1851-O date at the AU and Mint State grade levels is finally being understood by the numismatic community. The Liberty Seated Collectors Club and GFRC have been driving forces in raising that awareness. GFRC is pleased to be offering a freshly graded specimen with deep gray-aquamarine patina on both sides. Most pleasing are the reflective fields during bright light inspection. The obverse fields are substantially mirrored with center rose surrounded by a thin blue arc before shifting to gold at the stars. The weakly struck head does not bother me as typical for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and sure to please the new owner. Sold in late 2019 and recently bought back for inventory.
Seated 10C 1851O 1851-O
AU53 PCGS
21526436
F-101
Original $2350 Rare Grade, Frosty Luster, Polished Die State, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1851-O Liberty Seated dime date has finally been recognized for its rarity in AU grades or better. CoinFacts auctions records for this date are barren consistent with the lack of availability. GFRC is pleased to be offering an AU53 example that was purchased during 2004 and is finally being released from the confines of a bank box. This is a late die example struck from a heavily polished obverse die. Surfaces are brilliant frosty with corresponding luster. Strike is complete though much of the center motif details have been effaced. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS66 PCGS
21012267
F-119
Gem $3650 With Arrows Type, Rim Cud 6:00 - 7:00, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Hammered Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A marvelous 1853 With Arrows dime that has been part of the Fortin core Liberty Seated Dime collection since July 2007. This piece held a special spot in the core collection due to eye appeal and a cool obverse rim cud from 6:00 - 7:00. Surfaces are heavily frosted along with a hammered strike. The resulting luster is intense with dancing cartwheels. Not immediately obvious from the GFRC images is a subtle light gold patina that validates the strict originality. This offering has been and will continue to be the F-119 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with a few plastic haze spots seen on Liberty's left facing arm and within the center gown folds.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
MS66 PCGS
44349098
Gem $3350 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, True Gem, Fort Lauderdale Collection. This Fort Lauderdale Collection release is an unquestionable gem with thick frosted luster and swirling cartwheels. The date and arrows placement indicates that this piece was struck by a Hubbed Arrows & Date obverse die. Both sides are covered with thick original mint bloom. Strike is needle sharp from lightly clashed dies. Fields are unabraded as would be expected at the grade level. Freshly graded without a CAC submission. This is a very pretty coin. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS65+
NGC
6058664012
Gem $2275 New May 22! Hubbed Arrows & Date, Thick Frosty Luster, Amazing Originality, CAC Approval. A strikingly original 1853 Liberty Seated dime strike with a Hubbed Arrows and Date obverse die. 1853 dimes struck with a fully hubbed die can be easily recognized with practice. The date and arrow positions are fixed along with the working die hubbing strength being consistent throughout the die. This is the case for the latest Osprey Collection offering. Note how the date and arrow device were lightly transferred along with the other motifs. This is an amazingly well preserved example with old time silver gray patina and granular frosted luster that is brilliant with angled lighting. 100% struck with cool wire-like rims. Perfect for type or inclusion into an advanced date and mintmark set. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
Huubbed Arrows & Date
MS65 NGC
1939302001
Choice $1350 With Arrows Type, Thick Frosted Luster, Faint Gold. The date and arrows positions on this 1853 Arrows dime are consistent with the fixed placement of the arrows and date from a new master hub die. 1853 brought a huge production ramp with lower silver weight planchets leaving the chief engraver and assistants overworked. A new master hub was created with the date and arrows included in the overall design leading to die prep simplification. This example has few diagnostics. Surfaces are layered with even mint bloom. Bright light review exposes brilliant frosted luster and some hints of gold. Cartwheels are pleasing. Overall strike is best described as "hammered" along with unabraded surfaces. A quality piece for a type set with some cool history. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
Hubbed Arrows & Date
AU58 NGC
911580001
Choice $375 Hubbed Arrows & Date, Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A crusty original example of the 1853 Hubbed Arrows & Date whereby the date and arrows were hubbed into the working master die. This simplified die preparation as the Philadelphia mint was under pressure for a dramatic production increase with a lower weight planchet. This example is from my reference collection but was never added to the web-book. A strictly original example with choice surface. A thick crusty patina covers both sides while the underlying surfaces present a steely texture. The strike is deeply impressed with high relief stars and wreath leaves. A few minor die cracks are present which do not match with any of the existing web-book listings. However, those cracks are subtle and different to illustrate, thus this piece was never added to The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. A very sold example that should easily cross into a CACG holder. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Seated 10C 1854 1854
With Arrows
MS62 NGC
2560573019
F-112
Original $425 New July 4! With Arrows Type, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Bold Strike. A subset of 1854 Seated dimes will be found with intense satiny luster as is the case for this fresh GFRC buyback. This example was struck with an eroded and clashed obverse die but still retains device sharpness. Reverse luster is more in the steely category with a hammered strike. Faint peripheral blue shades are detected on the obverse during bright light review. Reverse toning is light gold. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The past sale records are available in the Sales Archive.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
AU55 ANACS
4557837
TOP #39
F-103
Market Acceptable $525 Cracked Obverse at Date, Oblique Mintmark, Top 100 Variety, Cleveland Collection. Serious fans of the Liberty Seated dime Top 100 Varieties set should take heed of this new Cleveland Collection release. The 1854-O F-103 die pairing carries an R5 rarity rating and is a very challenging die pairing to locate. This example is cracked at the date with a tiny retained cud. Die cracks also connect all of the stars. This lot is mostly white with some peripheral gold on the obverse. The left obverse field in uneven with several depressions that are unexplained. These artifacts were acceptable to ANACS graders but must be called out with a GFRC market acceptable quality rating. Housed in newer yellow label ANACS holder.
Seated 10C 1855 1855
With Arrows
MS65 PCGS
28606975
Gem $3000 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Steely luster and vibrant cartwheels grace the surfaces of this With Arrows example. The obverse exhibits a splash of sea-green patina, while bits of original steel-gray color are present here and there. The only mark of note is a field tick inside of star 5. The strike is all there, with completely full head and bow detail. PCGS notes five pieces in MS65, with nine coins higher. This represents the final year of the With Arrows type, and, following the massive production spike in 1853, mintages fell considerably. The CAC guide value is $3,750. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
MS66 NGC
6815787008
F-113
Gem $3900 Gem Original, City by The Bay Collection.. This near-finest known example reveals crimson and lime patina across the figure of Liberty, while the reverse exhibits deep auburn and copper color to the right. The luster is strong as expected for the grade level, and the in-hand flash is readily apparent. F-113, with an upward slope in the date. Strike is typical, with softness in the bow. Note, diagonal lines on both sides indicate roller marks on the planchet, as struck. NGC has certified 139 coins total, with six examples at MS66 and only a single piece finer, at MS67. The NGC price guide value is $5,625 in MS66, not inexpensive, but a fair value for an attractively toned example near the top of the grading pyramid. Housed in a new large font NGC holder. PCGS #4609.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Large Date
MS64
PCGS
38522105
F-104
Choice $4350 Choice Original, Newtown Collection. Russet and sea-green patina mixes on the obverse of this Large Date example, while the reverse is less intensely toned. The strike is soft, with star points present if not fully sharp. A few lines in the left obverse field are noted. F-104, with digits touching the base, while the reverse die is perfect with no distinguishing characteristics. Philadelphia pieces of this date come with both large and small dates, while the branch Mint obverse dies all featured small digit punches. This piece is tied with two other coins for finest-known at CAC, which reports 24 pieces in all grades. The CAC guide value is $4,500. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
AU53 PCGS
30447889
F-122
Choice $225 Die Scratches Below 18, Crusty Gray, Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A choice 1856 Small Date F-122 dime with die scratches below the 18 digits. Under a bright light, the steely fields are notably reflective and pleasing. The overall strike is complete while the surfaces are unabraded. Though not the Liberty Seated dime web-book plate coin, it is a very close match, including the clashed reverse. This lot has not been to CAC for potential stickering. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
AU50 PCGS
30447903
F-115
Choice $215 Date Far Left, Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A fully choice 1856 Small Date F-115 dime with pristine surfaces. GFRC images accurately illustrate the coloration. Eventually replaced by a higher grade F-115 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Fairly graded with a CAC attempt. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
PF64
NGC
685163003
F-101
Gem $4250 Gem Original Proof, Ex Pittman-Fortin.. This boldly reflective example of the early 1857 proof rarity sports the coveted Pittman Collection pedigree and was off the market since 2002 in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Recently repurchased and a noteworthy addition to the CAC-Only auction sale. Watery mirrored fields offer brilliant clarity and reflectivity. This is an absolutely hammered strike with all devices being sharply struck and defined in high relief. A transparent thin golden film covers both sides. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval. A GFRC lot that offers strict originality, overall eye appeal and quality consistent with the Pittman pedigree and status as the F-101 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
MS66 NGC
6332434002
F-109a
Gem $2350 New July 3! High Quality Gem, Eroded Obverse Die, Thick Satiny Luster, Lakeland Collection. What a pleasure to be handling the finest seen 1857 F-109a Seated dime after years of conducting die variety research on the series. This superb gem example exhibits glowing satiny luster on the obverse while the reverse is closer to frosted brilliance. For those not intimate with the 1857 dated die varieties, F-109a documents a die pairing that has become substantially eroded and imparting an "orange peel" texture to the fields. The pebbled texture is readily seen on the obverse and to some extent on the lower reverse. Regardless of the poor quality dies, the strike is complete with full head details and boldly defined stars plus reverse wreath details. This dime excels under a bright light and is accurately graded though the luster is atypical as compared to steely or frosted examples. A special lot that belongs in an advanced die variety collection. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1857O 1857-O
MS64 PCGS
33880066
F-106
Choice $900 Choice Original, Newtown Collection. Satiny luster radiates from both sides of this lightly toned New Orleans piece. Misty streaks of coffee patina traverse the obverse, while the reverse reveals a fine spray of maroon color. Nicely struck, with solid detail in the head and bow. F-106, with a medium level date and weak dentils to the southeast, as well as the corresponding northeast quadrant of the reverse. PCGS notes 31 pieces in MS64 with 28 coins finer. The PCGS price guide is $1,100. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1858S 1858-S
AU50 PCGS
32657490
F-103
Choice $2500 Choice Original, Steven Vitale Collection.. The superb 1858-S example should garner substantial attention and bidding. One of the three low mintage 1850s dates, choice survivors are terribly difficult to locate. This Vitale Collection lot is well beyond my expectations for the F-103 die pairing, usually seen with a weak obverse strike. Unabraded surfaces have been meticulously preserved while the toning is a natural rose-gray with peripheral gold highlights. Unquestionably original and deserving of aggressive bidding. Don't let this GFRC-Choice rating example get away! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
PR64 PCGS
50064684
F-102
Choice $1650 New May 18! Near Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Active Mirrors, Fully Struck, Former Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. 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 1859 proof strike. Sourced from a Heritage auction 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 struck from two different obverse dies labeled as F-101 and F-102 in the "web-book". F-101 is the more common of the two proof dies while F-102 accounts for about one in five of the proof dimes seen. This F-102 obverse presents a medium level date while F-101 exhibits a upward sloping. This F-102 dime continues to be the proof plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors online reference. Previously sold to a client who has decided to liquidate his Seated dime proof set, therefore resulting to the price list. This is an atypical proof example for fans of crusty originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2003) holder.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
MS66
PCGS
34127309
F-107
Gem $3950 Splendid Eye Appeal, Steely Frosted Luster, Incredible Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This gorgeous 1859 F-107 dime certainly presents all the hallmarks of a superb gem. Acquired during 2011 and a resident of the my core Liberty Seated dime set until recently graded with a spectacular Newtown Collection piece. This dime is incredibly well balanced. Luster is best described as steely with frosted textures. Strike is absolutely hammered with elevated motifs on both sides. Rose-gray and blue toning should be readily evident from the images. This is a potential selection for the With Stars position in a high end type set or finding a home in an advanced date and mint mark project. Regardless of your collecting goal, this lovely gem will meet expectations. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
MS65
NGC
1875970007
F-103
Gem $3250 Extra 9 in Gown, Gem Original, Cleveland Collection.. The Cleveland Collection is releasing this 1859 F-103 gem Seated Dime that originated from the Fortin core set collection during November 2022. It is an excellent example of a With Stars misplaced date. The bottom loop of the extra 9 digit in the gown was evident in Kam Ahwash's Encyclopedia for 14 years until Fortin discovered its existence during 1991. This is a popular variety that is listed as #46 in the Top 100 Varieties set and also included in the Top 25 Misplaced Date set. Let's get back to the offered example. Crusty coin-gray patina covers both side of this gem along with speckled ebony-gray at the stars and legend. Strike is complete with elevated motifs, especially the reverse wreath leaves. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. Purchased by Fortin during February 2007 from Jason Carter and employed as the F-103 plate coin with The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1860 1860
AU58 PCGS
81243941
TOP #47
F-106
Original $370 New July 4! Doubled Die Obverse, Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck. A fully struck example of the popular 1860 doubled die obverse that is also included in the Top 100 Varieties set. Please remember that the Type 1 obverse design hub features shallow relief devices that are immediately worn during initial circulation. This AU58 example has just a hint of rub and is quite the value at the assigned grade level (including the die variety premium). Surfaces are textured with fine granular mint frost. Strike is complete and so pleasing for a Type 1 obverse piece. Coloring is gray-gold with more gold at the peripheries. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with F-106 die variety attribution on the label. Ex Twin Lakes Collection.
Seated 10C 1860S 1860-S
MS63
PCGS
60158271
F-102
Choice $9500 Choice Original, Newtown Collection. Steely gray surfaces underlay mottled russet patina, with additional shades of gold color evident on the reverse. The fields are perfectly original and hairline-free, while the overall flash is consistent with the assigned grade. F-102, with the date punched to the left, much closer to the tip of the shield than the F-101. The CAC census indicates 33 pieces total, with three coins at MS63 and four examples finer. The PCGS report is not far behind, with five coins noted at MS63 and four pieces higher. The CAC guide value is $9,900. Uncirculated examples of Liberty Seated branch Mint pieces prior to the 1870s are typically challenging, as collectors of the period cared little about mintmarks. Certain branch Mint issues are completely unknown in Mint State, while others, such as the present coin, are numbered in the single digits. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Type 1 Obverse
MS66+
PCGS
81962495
F-103
Gem $4250 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Brilliant, frosted luster booms from the largely untoned surfaces of this Legend Obverse example. Swirling cartwheels highlight a few flecks of charcoal patina, and the overall flash is easily consistent with the near-Superb Gem technical grade. F-103, with the date and ONE DIME lightly impressed. CAC notes four pieces at MS66 with none higher. The introduction of new hubs beginning in 1859 solved some striking issues and created others. The bow knot is now nicely detailed, but the stalk to the upper left is soft. Regardless, the exceptional luster is easily the first focal point of this appealing Philadelphia piece. The CAC price guide value is $3,000. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1862 1862
MS63 PCGS
19290731
TOP #50
F-103
Gem $1085 New June 7! Monfort Johnson Pedigree, Gem Original, Gouged Reverse Die, Massachusetts Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. Greer 101, The Montfort Johnson plate coin as featured in the November 1979 edition of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club's Gobrecht Journal. In that article, Monfort Johnson provides a lengthy discussion concerning survival rates for Civil War dimes and a detailed analysis of an 1862 dime with deep reverse gouge. At that time, this variety was labeled as Ahwash-6 since the Kam Ahwash Encyclopedia was the only reference available. The offered example is the Montfort Johnson plate coin with its pedigree carefully preserved for subsequent decades in the GFRC Sales Archive. Brilliant frosted radiance and faint gold/rose rim toning are the highlights of this historical piece. Grading is quite conservative with luster that exceeds my expectations at the certified grade level. The reverse die gouge behind O(N)E into (E) is crisp against reflective Mint State surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Considerable eye appeal along with the LSCC pedigree should stimulate active bidding as who knows when this piece will return to the market. Ex Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. PCGS #4635.
Seated 10C 1863 1863
AU58 NGC
549318009
F-101a
Choice $2990 New June 9! Tough Civil War Philadelphia Issue, Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Pricing Reduction. Among the Civil War issues, the 1863 rates with the 1866 and 1867 in terms of rarity when pursuing strictly original examples. Prior to the 1980s Internet age, most complete Seated dime collections would contain proofs in the Civil War business strike lots. Today, that rarity is well known with prices continuing to climb due to increasing demands for rare collectible in general and the Liberty Seated Collectors Club in particular. This lot is perfectly original with crusty patina on both sides. Key is the consistency of the patina that validates originality. Under a bright light, the fields are steely with the reverse being lightly mirrored. Pastel aqua and gold on the reverse is most pleasing. A Lakeland Collection duplicate that will undoubtedly find a new home at the offer price. Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder.
Seated 10C 1863S 1863-S
MS63
PCGS
30032523
Choice $10500 Condition Census San Francisco Civil War Date, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, Osprey Collection. Locating any of the San Francisco Civil War Seated dime dates in CAC approved Mint State is always noteworthy. The issues from 1861 through 1867 are well known for having been heavily circulated in western frontier commerce. Few strictly original Mint State survivors are known and an acquisition prize for passionate collectors of the series. I well know myself. The Osprey Collection is proud to present the Tom Bender specimen that flew below the radar screen at a recent Heritage auction. A superb example with granular frosted luster and a complete strike. The ebony specks in the upper left obverse field are a further testament to the incredible originality. Those pursuing the finest Liberty Seated collections should take note of this opportunity. CAC population is 27 in all grades. There are three approved at the offered grade with two finer, one of which is housed in the Fortin Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval and Tom Bender Collection pedigree on label.
Seated 10C 1863S 1863-S
AU53
PCGS
14536289
F-101
Choice $1750 New June 23! Near-Gem Original, JBN Collection.. The frosted luster of this San Francisco piece is exceptional for the grade, showcasing tan and rose patina on both sides. Vibrant cartwheels are above average for an AU53 piece, and the overall eye appeal is consistent with the CAC designation. Bits of dirt cling to protected areas, especially within the wreath. The strike is typical, with a soft head and bow. F-101, the only variety, with a downward sloping date. CAC reports 27 pieces in all grades, with ten examples finder. The CAC value is $1,650. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Ex Newtown Collection and sold November 2022 at GFRC Online Auction where it realized $1850. PCGS #4638.
Seated 10C 1864 1864
MS66
PCGS
35690560
F-102a
Gem $15000 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Lightly mirrored, reflective luster penetrates the thick colorful toning of this Civil War piece. Aqua and russet patina predominate, with neon shades additionally present above the figure of Liberty. F-101a, with a defect at the upper right of O(NE), the same reverse die as used in 1863. Clashing is evident beneath DIME. This piece is tied for finest known at CAC with three other pieces. The overall CAC population is 24 pieces, and the CAC price guide is $7,200. Ex. GFRC. This piece represent yet another exceptional gem from the Newtown consignor, a pedigree that will long be remembered among Seated dime specialists. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
AU55 PCGS
31594082
F-101
Original $1500 Civil War San Francisco Issue, Thick Frosted Luster, Speckled Gray Toning, Twin Lakes Collection. When any of the Civil War San Francisco dates appear on the market in higher AU grades, collectors will take notice. Such is the case for the Twin Lakes 1864-S offering. This piece features thick mint bloom across both sides resulting in a frosted luster experience during bright light inspection. Some specked gray appears on the obverse periphery while the reverse less so. Strike is typical of the issue with weak head details. An obverse line in the lower wreath precludes a higher quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder.
Seated 10C 1867S 1867-S
AU50 PCGS
20743589
F-102
Original $1500 Rare Grade, Soft Steely Luster, Original, City By The Bay Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. Arriving from the City By The Bay Collection is an original 1867-S duplicate that should garner promptly attention. Pervasive grey-rose patina is layered on both sides. Traces of mint frost are seen in the protected areas including the around the reverse motifs. Angled lighting presents soft steely luster. A few micro marks and lines are evident. A mintage of only 140,000 that circulated extensively in the western frontier. PCGS has certified only five at grade with no CoinFacts auction records since 2012. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder.
Seated 10C 1868S 1868-S
MS63 PCGS
83647445
F-101
Choice $2500 Rare Grade, Satiny Luster, Speckled Ebony-Rose, City By The Bay Collection. Low Civil War era San Francisco mintages continued during 1868 with only 260,000 pieces struck. As with all issue from 1861 through 1868, the appearance of Mint State examples is noteworthy in today's market. PCGS has certified only 6 at the MS63 level. This example features satiny luster which is typical of the issue given heavily worn dies and metal flow lines into the denticles. Faint ebony-rose speckled toning is evident on the obverse while the less so with faint gold. Strike is complete, though not bold, again consistent with the issue and die state. Fans of the Liberty Seated dime series are presented with an important opportunity based on this City By The Bay Collection release. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
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 $525 Near-Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. An exceptionally 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 30 in all grades with two at the AU50 level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
Misplaced Date
PR63 PCGS
03137867
F-109
Choice $1130 New June 9! Proof Strike, Misplaced and Repunched Date, Top 100 Varieties, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Pricing Reduction. What a surprise to have not one but two 1872 F-109 proof strikes in one consignment. This example is properly graded with even mirrors and reflectivity. Consistent with proofs of this era, the strike is complete with partial wire rims. With a 10x, faint hairlines can be located in the lower right field along with one line on the reverse below the denomination. The grading is fair for this lot. This variety is easily identified by the base of the 2 digit that is mistakenly punched into the rock directly below the pendant. Secondly, the 7 and 2 digits have been repunched. An opportunity to acquire a challenging Top 100 Variety at a fair price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. The label documents the F-109 attribution.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
Misplaced Date
PF66 NGC
6064099005
F-109
Gem $2250 New June 9! Challenging Proof Strike, Misplaced and Repunched Date, Top 100 Varieties, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Pricing Reduction. The 1872 F-109 is a difficult but rewarding proof variety to locate. First, the base of the 2 digit is mistakenly punched into the rock directly below the pendant. Secondly, the 7 and 2 digits are repunched. Repunching is visible at the bottom of both digits. The variety was discovered by Kam Ahwash and first listed by Greer. It is further listed as part of the Top 100 Varieties set. An example of this variety, grading PCGS PF65 Cameo, brought $2760 at the Heritage Central States Signature auction during May 2004. Fast forward to 2024 where the Lakeland Collection has released a PF66 example with fully documented variety holder. This piece is a joy to view under a bright light given the undisturbed mirrors and sharp radiance. There is a tiny link mark to the right of Liberty's head otherwise the fields are unabraded or hairlined. This lot belongs in an advanced Top 100 Variety collection. Housed in new large font NGC holder with special Top 100 Varieties label. The label reads 1872/72 MPD TOP-100 F-109.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
AU Details PCGS
37567993
TOP #58
F-109
Original $650 Scarce Proof Strike, Misplaced 2 Digit in Base, Greer Plate Coin, Original Surfaces, Ancient Rim Filiing, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Brian Greer plate coin. The 1872 F-109 and F-109a die varieties features a misplaced 2 digit in base. F-109 catalogs the very scarce proof strike while F-109a captures subsequent circulation strikes. This variety was discovered by Kam Ahwash, as a proof strike, and first listed by Greer. It is further listed as part of the Top 100 Varieties set. The offered example was purchased directly from Brian Greer during December 1992 and has remained in raw condition in my collection until recent grading. A no question proof strike that would grade PF62. However, there is an ancient rim filing below the date that is completely toned over and was not noticed until the piece came back with a PCGS Details grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Rim Damage, AU Details. The 1872 F-109 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. The 1872 F-109 variety is also listed in the Top 100 Varieties set. Definitely a piece of numismatic history regardless of the ancient rim filing.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
MS65
PCGS
81252594
F-102
Gem $2750 Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Core Collection Duplicate.. A wonderful gem Philadelphia strike that approaches the upper bounds of Mint State availability with its CAC approval. The CAC population includes only 4 at grade with 3 finer. This 1872 dime is simply superb with frosty rose gold patina across the obverse and lighter gold on the reverse. Strike is absolutely hammered including fully defined grains in the upper left wreath. Unabraded with brilliant frosted luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
MS63
PCGS
85794205
F-101
Choice HOLD
$2300
New June 26! Low Level Date, Circular Die Cracks in Wreath. After researching and selling Liberty Seated dimes going on 35 years, there are notable conclusions. One is that the 1873 No Arrows Open 3 date continues to be underrated and under appreciated for its overall scarcity. It just does not garner an respect and is the Rodney Dangerfield of the dime series. The PCGS and CDN price guides are much too conservative given that only 17 are stickered with four better and the finest residing in the Fortin core collection. This F-101 example exhibits thick frosted luster and a complete strike. Light gold patina is evident on both sides. Circular die cracks throughout the wreath exactly match those for the F-101 web-book plate coin. This near-gem example offers bold eye appeal at a fair offer price. That price is consistent with prior GFRC sales and can be confirmed by visiting the Sales Archive. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
Doubled Die Obverse
AU53 NGC
6635747001
TOP #60
F-103
Original $7500 High Grade Doubled Die Obverse, Bold Shield Doubling, Light Gray, Peripheral Gold. From Europe comes a high grade 1873 Arrows F-103 Doubled Die Obverse dime for die variety specialist consideration. This NGC AU53 example is fresh to market, to my knowledge. The doubling on the upper right shield is dramatic with a second counter clockwise rotated hubbing. Few examples are known at such a high grade level where the doubling is readily prominent and easily enjoyed. This new specimen offers even light gray surfaces along with a band of peripheral gold on both sides. Surfaces are steely reflective when placed under a bright light. A complete strike is readily evident on the obverse, which is critical for this variety while the reverse is weakly impressed at the upper left wheat grains. The two finest known examples are the Garner specimen which GFRC recently sold for $18,500 and an white NGC MS61 example which I have lost track of. During April 2018, the third finest known example, from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, was sold at $7000. This piece graded PCGS AU55 without CAC approval. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1873S 1873-S
With Arrows
MS64+
PCGS
25233863
F-101
Gem $5500 Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. Steely-frosted cartwheels reveal varied russet shades, more heavily on the reverse, which additionally exhibits a splash of charcoal patina. This is a fully struck example with complete ribbon detail. F-101, with the thin-style mintmark. Just two die pairs were used to produce nearly half a million circulation strikes in this year. CAC notes 25 pieces total, with three coins finer, the highest at MS66. The CAC value in MS64 is $3,820 and advances to $10,500 in MS65. The bidders will decide how closely to approach the MS65 price (this coin previously sold at $5,500 in the Branch Mint Collection sale), but in any case, this piece presents a compelling combination of aesthetic appeal and exceptional technical grade, separated from finest known status by only a point and a half. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873S 1873-S
MS64
PCGS
07447774
F-101
Gem $4850 New June 1! Small Thin S, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. For several decades, I could not make a decision on whether I liked the F-101 or F-102 PCGS MS64 CAC dimes better, in my reference collection, to the point of releasing one back into the marketplace. The F-101, as offered today, presents lovely frosted surfaces and swirling cartwheels that are accentuated under a bright light. The F-102 specimen is darker with partially mirrored fields and has won the 1873-S spot in the core set. Back to the F-101 then. This die pairing is found in early and late die states with the primary die state diagnostic being die erosion. This lot is a late die state specimen with obvious erosion under the date digits and weak reverse wreath devices. Regardless of the die erosion, the luster is entirely brilliant as one would expect from a gem survivor. This lot was purchased January 2006 and later CAC approved during 2014 and has served at the F-101 plate coin withing The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Total date CAC approved population presently stands at 25 pieces with 6 at the MS64 level and only 3 finer. The PCGS and CAC guides are understated for this date given the rarity. My cost basis for this lot is $100 less than the offer price while paying $5500 for the remaining F-102 in the core collection. This is an important opportunity for the astute collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
AU50 raw
F-102
Choice $210 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
MS64
700474017
Choice $325 Parallel Die Scratches Lower Gown, Frosted Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Peripheral steely frosted luster is readily evident on this lovely 1875 dime. This piece was in the "get to it" box for publication within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference but the lack of time, given the GFRC operations demands, has resulted in this remaining unlisted. Diagonal die scratches are easily seen with a 10x behind the lower gown folds and the pendant. This lot is housed in a long ago gold label PCI holder and was purchased during April 2004.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
MS64+
PCGS
38184992
F-132
Gem $1650 Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. Generous luster radiates from the surfaces of this GFRC-Gem dime, and the in-hand flash is considerable. Bits are maroon color are scattered at the rims, complemented by brilliant centers. Well-struck, with separation evident in the hair braids. F-132, a distinct variety with the date sharply sloping downward. CAC has certified 100 examples total, with 16 coins finer. The CAC price guide value is $1,420 in MS64 and $1,950 in MS65. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS65 NGC
1963363003
F-108
Gem $2495 New July 3! Ex. Pittman, PL Designation On Holder, Untoned, Sharp Reflective Mirrors, Accurately Graded, Lakeland Collection. The 1876 San Francisco date is an enigma for Liberty Seated dime collectors. Mintage is a huge 10 million, but few examples survived in choice Mint State or better. Based on the mintage, one would expect to see hundreds of example at the MS62 and MS63 grade levels. But that is not the case with only 45 examples listed in the PCGS population report. This date is definitely scarce in MS65 or better with no MS67s known. Now let's examine the Pittman example that resides in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert. This specimen is the F-108 die pairing and is proof like with NGC designation on the label. Fields have considerable amount of die polish lines that contrast nicely with the frosty main devices. Additional die polish lines are seen on Liberty's upper body. Surfaces appear to be untoned during in hand inspection with a creamy white coloring. Under a bright light, the field coloring shifts to a faint gold. This is an important opportunity to the serious collector of Liberty Seated dimes to acquire a Proof Like 1876-S example with Pittman pedigree as listed on the NGC label.
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
21700876
F-124
Choice $700 F-124 Web-Book Plate Coin, Complete Strike, Frosty Golden Luster, Scarce Grade, Underrated in Mint State, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The identification of 1876 San Francisco dies is an ongoing process that will continue for years due to large mintage. The F-124 die pairing was identified during October 2017. The presence of a huge die blog defect on Liberty's lower leg was quite evident during routine inspection. The F-124 reverse die has either been weakly hubbed or was lapped at some point in its life. The offered example is the 1876-S Type 1 Reverse F-124 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for the Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors aka, Seated dime web-book. A well balanced near-gem MInt State example with frosty golden luster and swirling cartwheels. Strike is complete with bold obverse device and center reverse. The left and right wreath devices were most likely poorly hubbed during working die preparation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. Old time quality will please the new owner.
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
13006413
F-115
Choice $650 Underrated in Mint State, Copper-Gold Patina, Frosted Luster, Dallas Collection. Where are all the Mint State 1876-S dimes given a mintage of over 10,000,000? Yes, this date is underrated with only 24 pieces certified at the offered grade. The issue circulated heavily along with poor strikes. The Dallas Collection is releasing a copper-gold toned example with granular frosted luster. Cartwheel action is vibrant, especially on the lighter toned reverse. Doubling on the center reverse is the primary attribution point for F-115 along with date placement. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS66+
PCGS
42140031
F-110
Gem $4250 Superb Gem, Frosted Luster, Fully Struck, Golden-Gray Patina, Shattered Reverse. As a dealer, I see a host of Seated coins with many being subjected to past poor treatments. On occasion, a superb gem with perfectly original surfaces appears. So was the case at Summer FUN 2021 and the purchase of this 1877-CC Type2 F-110 dime. Steely fields and natural reflective luster are initial highlights during bright light inspection. Toning is a combination of silver-gray with peripheral gold plus aquamarine on the obverse. Strike is hammered when considering the die pairing and shattered reverse. What appeals to me the most is the thick natural patina that is semi-transparent to the underlying luster. Trust me on this piece, it is a exceptional example for the grade, else I would not have added to GFRC inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
PR65 PCGS
33723041
F-101
Gem $900 New May 18! Reflective Mirrors, Even White, Complete Strike. Consignor Price Reduction. 800 proof strikes were produced in 1878 with all being coined from a single Type 2 reverse die pairing. This accurately graded survivor offerings essentially unblemished surfaces with brilliant reflectance. An even white colored example with boldly struck motifs. All 1878 proof strikes will have die rust pits in the lower right gown and a die line in the lower right wreath. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
21829598
F-106
Choice $600 Near-Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Researching the 1878 Philadelphia date was a challenge given the scarcity of the Type 1 reverse examples and the many Type 2 reverse die pairings. I did my best to locate the best possible examples of each variety including this Type 2 F-106. The distinctive obverse die defect on Liberty's lower gown is readily apparent on the web-book plate. Granular frosted luster originates from unquestionably original surfaces. Semi-transparent rose-gold toning covers the reverse while the obverse has hues that are closer to tan and yellow. The obverse peripheral ring toning adds a nice visual touch. This lot will also continue to be the F-106 web-book plate coin for years to come. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder.
Seated 10C 1881 1881
PR63 PCGS
13107684
F-103
Choice $690 New June 9! Rare Proof Die Pairing. Mirrored Fields, Thick Crusty Patina, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Pricing Reduction. It is difficult to believe that the low mintage 1881 year yielded three separate proof sets of dies. Let's quote directly from the Seated Dime web-book to understand the importance of this Lakeland Collection offering. The third 1881 proof obverse was discovered by John Dannreuther during his comprehensive proof coinage research project. The incremental proof obverse was reported to the author in late September 2014 and is initially listed at R6+ rarity. A review of Heritage Auction archives during a population study revealed three observations (PF66, PF65 Cameo and PF63) within the database. John Dannreuther shared quarterly 1881 proof mintage figures secured from the National Archives as follows; January/March - 675, April/June - 50, July/September - 0, October/December - 460. John believes the 1881 Variety 101 proofs were struck during the first quarter as the most prevalent in the market while the newly discovered Variety 103 proofs were struck during the second quarter. The F-103 proof Obverse is easily diagnosed by a date position that is far right of that seen on F-101 and F-102. This example is covered by a thick crusty skin with muted mirror reflectivity. Please note that there is a fine toning line in the lower right obverse field above the foot. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
MS64 NGC
3887987016
F-108a
Choice $450 Weak and Shattered Reverse, Frosted Luster, Fully Choice, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. As I continue to work through the remaining holdered coins in the Seated dime reference collection, there is the occasional lot that was purchased and never added to the web-book. Such is the case for this 1882 dime that is a late die state example of the F-108 with weak reverse hubbing. This is a brilliant frosted piece with substantial radiance. Given the high circulated grade, the reverse becomes a die variety collector's delight. One can assess the poorly hubbed center denomination and the shattered die in the left wreath with the potential for a full cud to form. Surfaces are pristine and entirely unabraded. This lot has not been submitted to CAC Stickering. Newly added as the 1882 F-108a plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
AU58 NGC
3832832029
F-109
Choice $150 Better Philadelphia "Common Date", Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Purchased during the 1999 World's Fair of Money ANA show and employed as the F-109 plate coin within the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Accurately graded with frosted luster and natural gray patina. A thoroughly wholesome example that is properly illustrated by GFRC images. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS65 NGC
3887987021
F-118
Gem $550 Steely Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Hints of Gold, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . The outgoing flow of Seated dime research pieces continues from the Fortin Collection towards ongoing upgrading of the core collection. This lovely 1883 dime exhibits granular frosted luster and swirling cartwheels. Angled lighting exposes steely fields and partial reflectance. A faint gold patina attests to the originality. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has the usual weakness at the upper left wheat grains. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The F-118 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Collectors online reference.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS64 ANACS OWH
2356524
Choice $425 Partial 3 Digit, Rich Aquamarine Rose-Gray Patina, Near-Gem, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The old ANACS white holders continue to contain some pleasant surprises in the Fortin bank box. The time has come to release an unlisted 1883 dime with a partial lower loop on the 3 digit. The interaction between the steely-frosted surfaces and the aquamarine rose-gray toning leads to noteworthy eye appeal. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of the head and within the upper reverse wheat grains that are always problematic. A lovely Seated dime in a long ago ANACS old white holder.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS63 NGC
3887987020
F-113
Choice $250 Complete 3, Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A well preserved 1883 dime that has been in the Fortin collection for decades. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and radiate a consistent frosted luster. Cartwheels are as expected at the certified grade. This lot is the F-113 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Attractively priced and a premium type coin. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS62 NGC
3887987017
F-110
Choice $195 Repunched 3, Steely Frosted Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. On the 1883 F-110 die pairing, the complete 3 digit in the date exhibits traces of repunching below the lower loop and inside the upper loop. This offering as served as the F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. It is a steely-frosted piece with overlaid with crusty rose-gray skin. As is typical of Fortin reference collection lots, the strike is complete. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1884 1884
MS67
PCGS
07420497
F-105
Gem $2500 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Glowing, satiny luster reveals silver-gray surfaces that exhibit a fine spray of maroon patina. As expected for the grade level, ticks are virtually non-existent and require a glass to locate. Despite the heavy production of Morgan dollars, the Mint responded to demands for small change and continued to strike dimes in ample quantities through the remainder of the Liberty Seated series. F-105, with a downward sloping date and die cracks at the exterior of the wreath. CAC notes 11 pieces in MS67, with a single example finer at MS68. The CAC price guide value is $3,000. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
MS63 PCGS
1392622
F-104
Choice $1300 Small S, Sharp Steely Luster, Rose-Blue Coloration, Completed Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. If strict old time originality is your cup of tea, please consider this wonderful 1884-S F-104 Mint State example. Clearly a better San Francisco date but not in the league of the 1885-S. Mintage is 564,969 with Mint State survivors being scarce. For example, PCGS has only certified 10 at the offered grade. Since housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder, it might be one of the earliest examples graded at the grade. Purchased during March 2003 as part of the Seated dime research project. I've held back this one for a long time as just enjoy the sharp steely fields that are layered with rose-blue skin that screams originality. If looking for a flashy coin, this one is not for you as the skin mutes some of the luster though a bright light while exposes partial mirrors. Finally, this is the F-104 plate coin within the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
MS65 PCGS
21542895
F-107
Gem $675 New June 7! Gem Original, Bold Frosty Luster, Eye Appeal, Massachusetts Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. What a pleasing With Legend Liberty Seated dime! Motifs and fields are heavily frosted along with exhibiting a transparent faint gold patina. Strike is exceptional with complete head details and all reverse wreath elements being crisp. How I love fully struck With Legend dimes as many will be seen with partial heads and missing details in the upper left wheat grains. Dies are so lightly clashed. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2003) holder.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
67Star NGC
6332606008
F-111
Gem $2450 Magnificent Gem, Granular Frosted Luster, Gorgeous Rose with Peripheral Blue. NGC Star designated early type typically offers superior eye appeal as is the case for this 1886 F-111 Seated dime. Unfortunately, GFRC images are woefully inadequate is showcasing the granular frosted luster and swirling cartwheels that are activated with angled lighting. The images capture the in-hand center rose and peripheral blues accurate, but a bright light is where this piece excels. This one is heading to CAC on principal if not sold by the of end of September as the surfaces, luster, and grading are consistent with the John Albanese acceptance standards. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
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
MS63 PCGS
16638700
F-111
Choice $300 Near-Gem at Grade, Frosted Luster, Fully Struck. The positive attributes of this near-gem 1886 dime are compelling. One will immediately note the complete struck from the images. Under a bright light, the darker toning gives way to lighter aquamarine and rose shades. Cartwheels are vibrant and certainly pleasing. Surfaces are free of any abrasions. For those who need an inexpensive Liberty Seated dime for type, then please consider my JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. You will not be disappointed upon arrival. No CAC attempt due to price point. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS61 NGC
3887987035
F-114
Choice $225 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Eye of Higher Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Not one of the Fortin web-book plate coins but still a thoroughly pleasing example of the F-114 die pairing. Surfaces are heavily frosted leading to robust luster and vibrant cartwheels. Overall eye appeal is that of a higher grade though a mark in the obverse right field most likely accounts for the certified grade. Attractively priced. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
AU53
PCGS
30531932
F-120
Choice $120 New June 23! Crusty Golden Gray, Choice Original, JBN Collection.. A crusty golden-gray patina is consistent on both sides of this 1886 Seated dime lot. Bright light viewing melts a portion of the toning revealing steely reflective radiance. Strike is typical of the issue. Pleasing and inexpensive for the consistent JBN quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #4696.
Seated 10C 1886S 1886-S
MS62 NGC
6834038001
F-101
Choice $920 New June 9! Frosted Radiance, Vibrant Cartwheels, Superb Eye Appeal, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Pricing Reduction. This newly holdered 1886-S F-101 dime is very well balanced and guaranteed to please the selective collector. Frosted radiance tickles the eyes when this late San Francisco issue is viewed under a bright light. The vibrant cartwheels also add much charm. Additionally importance is the complete strike for a With Legend die pairing. Liberty's head and gown line is intricately defined as are the reverse wreath elements. There are a few random hairlines in the right obverse field that are fully toned. Easily warranting a GFRC-Choice quality rating. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
PR64 PCGS
85100429
F-101
Choice $685 Choice Original, Watery Proof Fields, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An absolutely original 1887 proof dime with watery mirrored fields. As in the case with most proof Seated dime, bright light viewing is required to release the natural coloring and reflective mirrors. In the case of this 1887 specimen, a light source exposes subtle sky blue and light gold on the obverse. These same colors are more pronounced on the reverse and quite attractive. A 10x loupe inspection revealed several die polish lines on the reverse that should not be mistaken for hairlines. Accurately graded and off the market for several decades. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
MS66 PCGS
36749042
Gem $895 Gem Eye Appeal, Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Ideal for Type. Exquisite mint bloom and multi-color toning are readily evident when first viewing this 1887 Seated dime. The frosted luster is brilliant regardless of the rich gold and aquamarine toning that "floats" on the surfaces. The swirling cartwheels are equally impressive. Strike is typical for a With Legend issue. As expected at the certified grade, the surfaces are pristine under a 10x. This lot has not been submitted to CAC under my watch and that of the client from whom it was purchased. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
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
MS64
NGC
3102384011
F-120
Gem $475 Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine/Rose Patel Toning, Conservative Grading.. A gem original 1889 Philadelphia struck dime that is so deserving of CAC approval. Glowing cartwheel luster couple with pretty pastel colors dominate the eye appeal. Obverse strike is nicely executed while the reverse die is weak and cracked resulting in some shallow relief to the reverse strike. This piece is essentially blemish free and atttractive with GFRC images unable to capture and illustrate the overall beauty. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
MS62 PCGS
27930974
F-104
Choice $700 Small S, Steely Reflectance, Vibrant Cartwheels, Better Date in Mint State, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superb 1889-S F-104 offering that presents an earlier F-104 die state with both the obverse and reverse dies being fresh resulting in sharp reflective luster and swirling cartwheels. Bright light inspection exposes eye appeal of a higher grade as the copper-gold radiance is thoroughly pleasing for this better date. A careful 10x inspection revealed minor reverse hairlines that account for the certified grade. This offering will be employed as the F-104 plate coin with the existing "Weak Wreath" reverse being listed as F-104a within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. This piece has NOT been to CAC Stickering. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS64 PCGS
41683939
Choice $445 Frosty Luster, Golden Peripheries, Heavy Die Cracks, Unlisted. An attractive 1890 dime that I've been unable to match either of the two web-book listings with a Denticle Ruler measurement of DR 0L. Both obverse and reverse are heavily cracked. Mint bloom is continuous on both sides resulting is brilliant frosted luster under a light source. The peripheral gold adds considerable charm. Die clashing is evident on both sides and especially well defined on the reverse. Surfaces are pristine. I have no idea if this piece has been to CAC for review but it should.... Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS64
NGC
956006002
F-121
Gem $595 Sharply Sloping Date, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Gem Eye Appeal. I could not resist adding this 1890 F-121 dime to inventory after being bought back from a well known client. Though a "common date", this dime possesses the hallmarks of a full gem. Luster is brilliant and frosty with vibrant cartwheels. Strike is nearly complete while the surfaces were meticulously preserved and are unabraded. Surfaces are toned various shades of copper-gold and add much charm. The F-121 die variety captures a sharply downward sloping date that is an eyeball variety. This is a well balance gem at a fair offer price for type. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder,
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS63 NGC
565945002
Choice $275 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Light Peripheral Gold, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An unlisted 1890 Liberty Seated dime with brilliant frosted luster. Light peripheral gold is seen at the lower obverse and at the right reverse. This lot has been in the reference collection for years and is being released without CAC submission. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS62 PCGS
60211037
TOP #90
F-105
Choice $295 Misplaced Digit To Right of LIBERT(Y), Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A premium example of the 1890 F-105 misplaced date with the top loop of an extra 8 or 9 digit visible immediately to the right of the scroll end. Moderate gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse is more lightly toned. Frosted luster is present under a bright light with the reverse also exhibiting vibrant cartwheels. This is a conservatively graded piece that is certain to please the new owner. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties set as #90. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS62 NGC
289275027
Original $195 Frosted Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An unlisted 1890 Seated dime that has seen a long term stay in my bank box. This is a frosty example with light gold toning. The strike is complete as is typical for the strict Fortin collecting requirements. Fields are essentially unabraded with light die clashing on the reverse. Attractively priced towards locating a new home. Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
AU50 PCGS
13935293
F-106
Original $300 Misplaced Date, Original, Steven Vitale Collection.. This lot is the rare Four Misplaced Digits In Lower Gown die variety. The top loops of four digits are visible in the lower gown. The left and right outer digits appear to be the top loops of an 8 and 0 digits and are positioned directly above the final date punch. The two inner misplaced digits appear to be the top loops of a 9 and 0 punch. Chris Pilliod first published this spectacular misplaced date in the Gobrecht Journal. I consider the 1890 F-106 MPD to be one of the key varieties within the Seated Dime misplaced date series and also within the Top 100 Varieties set. The Vitale example is noted to have partially mirrored fields. Their reflectance is limited by scattered field abrasions thus the GFRC-Original quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. The label documents the die variety as MPD FS-302.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS65 NGC
139702009
F-108a
Gem $2150 Small S, Late F-108a Die State, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Web-Book Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . The 1890-S F-108 Small S obverse die can rarely be found in a later die state with crossing die cracks through the date digits. One die crack starts at the top oval of the 8 digits and proceeds left through top of 1 digit, into the base and the rock where it terminates. A second die crack starts at the rim below the base of 1 digit and proceeds right through the lower loop of 8 digit, the top loop of 9 digit and into the base. The F-108a die state was discovered during 2014. Up until that time, this die state had not been seen on the limited number of F-108 Small S examples reviewed; most were found in lower circulated grades. The F-108a die state is considered to be very rare and is rated as R7. Since 2014, no other examples have been reported. This offering is the important discovery piece and the 1890-S F-108a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors aka the web-book. Gem surfaces exhibits large amounts of brilliant frosty luster and shimmering cartwheels. In hand inspection of this rare gem is recommended to appreciate the beauty not captured on GFRC images. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS64 PCGS
30035618
F-114
Choice $895 Medium S, Brilliant Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Frosted Devices, Fully Struck, Newtown Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. Liberty Seated dime collectors should pay special attention to the release of this duplicate 1890-S F-114 dime from the Newtown Collection. I'm having a great time viewing this piece under a lights source. A fantastic strike greets me along with mirrored fields on both sides. The main devices have a frosted finish leading to cameo effects. Faint mottled rose toning covers a portion of the obverse while the reverse is mostly untoned. There are a few reverse field ticks mentioned for 100% accuracy. Overall, eye appeal and luster are excellent reasons for adding this Newtown duplicate to your collection. Accurately graded and housed in older PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
MS65 PCGS
22124954
F-103
Gem $600 New June 9! Full Head, Thick Frosted Luster, Gem Original, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Pricing Reduction. Collectors seeking a premium gem Seated dime for type might wish to purchase this Lakeland Collection release. With Legend hubbed dimes are notorious for weak strikes including partial heads, especially the 1891 date given large production totals. This lot presents a fully struck head and reverse bow knot as a starting point. Equally important is the thick frosted luster that screams gem originality. Under a bright light, the radiance is captivating along with spinning cartwheels. This is a premium dime that is fairly priced and is quarantined to not disappoint. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
MS65 PCGS
30170169
F-128
Gem $585 Broken Foot on 1 Digit, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Attractive Light Copper-Gold. This 1891 dime is certainly worthy of its GFRC-Gem quality rating given the granular frosted luster and light rose-gold patina. An unquestionably original example with vibrant cartwheels too. The F-128 die pairing is easily attributed by a broken right foot on the 1 digit and reverse die cracks at the upper left reverse. I'm still looking for a late die state cud example of this variety where the cud would appear between 11:30 and 12:00. Like the other recently purchased Seated dimes, this lot has not been to CAC during my watch or that of the seller. Overall a pretty type coin that has been attractively priced. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
MS64
PCGS
21507312
F-108
Choice $650 Near-Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Lightly mottled russet and lilac patina covers the frosty obverse of this last year of issue Philadelphia piece, while the more untoned reverse exhibits reddish-brown color at the right rim. F-108, the plate coin in the Fortin web-book, with stray detail in the lower loop of the 9, and reverse die cracks. Strike is typical, with reverse softness at K10. The CAC census notes 157 pieces total, with a price guide value of $530. Although not a challenging date, this remains an affordably priced example with substantial luster and original surfaces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. Note, there are lines on the holder to the upper right on both sides.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
MS64 PCGS
21034508
F-107
Choice $435 Creamy Frosted Luster, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The release of Seated dime web-book plate coins continues with this 1891 F-115 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. A premium example with creamy frosted luster and a full start are immediately noted. Both sides are heavily clashed. Under a bright light, the cartwheels are active with equal radiance across the obverse and reverse. Light gold coloration is noted at the peripheries. I don't believe that this lot has been submitted to CAC. Attractively priced and ready for a new home. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
Double Die Obverse
MS63 PCGS
38778755
F-109
Choice $1250 Rare Double Die Obverse, Condition Census, Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Top 100 Varieties Set, Indiana Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. This 1891 F-109 Double Die Obverse is a rare Top 100 Varieties Set offering that is in the condition census. This example, from the Indiana Collection is one grade level (PCGS MS63) behind the two finest known examples graded PCGS MS64. This die variety remains elusive and is rarely cherrypicked. Examples arriving to market are typically released from die variety collections. An absolutely wonderful example with bold brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels. Strike is complete including heavy obverse die clashing that is a key diagnostics for cherry-picking this variety. Die doubling is readily evident on the vertical shield lines and CA on AMERICA. Liberty Seated Dime die variety specialists should take special note of this offering. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with an incorrect F-102 attribution in the label. It should be F-109. This is either a PCGS die variety attribution or mechanical label error.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
AU58 raw
F-115
Market Acceptable $195 Retained Cud at 11:00, Frosty Luster, Faint Reverse Hairlines, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A Liberty Seated Dime web-book 1891 F-115 plate coin with a reverse cud at 11:00. Surfaces retain brilliant frosty luster on both sides. The reverse is lightly hairlined when carefully viewed under 10x loupe along with bright light inspection. The reverse cud is fully formed and delineated with shelf metal on all three sides. As usual, GFRC is meticulous with accurate descriptions of its raw coin offerings. Yet another Seated cud dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS64 NGC
4189859011
F-116
Choice $525 Repunched 9, Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Near-Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Another attractive late date Liberty Seated dime that has been in the Fortin collection since the mid-1990s. This F-116 repunched 9 example exhibits frosted luster and vibrant reverse cartwheels when checked under angled lighting. GFRC images accurately capture the speckled rose patina along with aquamarines at the rims. The 1891-O F-116 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
MS62 NGC
3046851095
F-113
Original $250 Small S, Frosted Luster, Nice Cartwheels, Near-Choice, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Another release from my reference collection. This 1891-S F-113 dime offers frosted luster and decent cartwheels at the certified grade. Some obverse field chatter precludes a full GFRC-Choice quality rating. This lot is also a plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference for those concerned with pedigrees. Housed in NGC Gen 14 (2003-2004) solid insert holder.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
MS62 NGC
189952012
F-101a
Choice $285 Polished Reverse Die, Frosted Luster, Gray Skin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lovely 1891-S Seated dime with rich frosted luster and a notably weak reverse devices. During the F-101a die state, the reverse has been polished and presents weak device details throughout the die but especially on the left side of the wreath. There is slight doubling on the right side of the Medium S mintmark. This lot is accurate graded and fully choice. The F-101a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. This lot was purchased during raw April 1992 and subsequently graded. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder without a CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
MS62 NGC
4189140011
F-107
Choice $225 Medium S, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, Attractively Priced, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The time has come to release the 1891-S F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. This is a lovely final year of design issue from the San Francisco mint. Creamy frosted luster originates from surfaces covered with natural mint bloom. The radiance is sharp and pleasing under a bright light. Strike is complete too. Some faint obverse field chatter is consistent with the certified grade though the eye appeal is that of a higher level. A nice 1891-S Medium S example to consider. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.