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Liberty Seated Dime Purchase Criteria: Eye Appeal, Original Surfaces and Full Strikes including a Full Head. Seated dimes that meet these combined attributes provide the best value for the money including being the easiest for resale when upgrading a collection. It is recommended that buyers consider these criteria when contemplating a purchase from any dealer.

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

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

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There are 135 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on December 9, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Large Date
AU55 PCGS
11904516
TOP #1
F-101c
Original New Price
$1100
Clashed/Cracked Obverse, Top 100 Varieties, Original Gray Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. This 1837 Large Date F-101c example definitely warrants consideration! The late die state obverse cracks are thick and crisply defined while the die clashing is bold from a hammered strike. Some F-101c examples will exhibit most of the terminal die state diagnostic but this example has every clash mark deeply impressed. Strictly original surfaces are entirely covered with a light gray patina. There are a few micro lines in the right obverse field that hold this first year Seated dime strike back from a Choice quality rating. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important Top 100 offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Large Stars
MS62 PCGS
82484878
F-102
Choice $725 Double Die Reverse, Choice Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Gun Metal Blue-Gray, Gerry Fortin Web-Book Plate Coin. The Gerry Fortin web-book plate coin for the F-102 die variety and off the market since May 1995. Yes, this lovely 1838 dime was purchased two decades and become the visual representation for the F-102 Double Die Reverse variety. The reverse is same as pair with Small Stars obverse die but in a later die state. Checking the strength of the die crack at the tops of STATE(S OF AME)RICA provides in idea on the die state. In the case of this hammered struck example, the die crack is faint indicating a mint press strike some after striking Small Star dimes. Surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray-blue patina and are entirely blemish free. Luster is the limited factor for the assigned grade. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important piece of Seated coinage numismatic history.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Small Stars
AU53 raw
F-101
R2
Original $450 Small Stars, Early Die State, Frosty Surfaces, Web-Book Plate Coin.. A fully struck example of the 1838 Small Stars variety that is in an early die state. The obverse die crack through left stars and into date is faint while the reverse die doubling on lower wreath and (O)NE (D)IME is bold. Surfaces are an even creamy white. Strike is complete and there is ample remaining luster. This dime was previously in my Seated dime variety reference collection and remains as the F-101 variety page plate coin. This is a chance for a variety specialist to acquire an important Small Stars example.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
Large Stars
MS64 NGC
1748327001
TOP #6
F-106a
R4
Choice $2350 Late Die State, Shattered Obverse #1, Near Gem Mint State. Top 100 Varieties #6. . A much later die state example with dual die cracks starting at Star 7 and proceeding down through Liberty. An essentially perfect dime with sharp obverse and reverse strike coupled with blemish free fields. The obverse die crack is not the more common F-106 single crack but rather the double crack through Star 6 that is required for F-106a designation. Surfaces are evenly covered with gray/brown patina that reminds me of Eric Newman old paper envelope toned coins. For the variety collector who only wants the best in his Top 100 set. NGC plate coin employed for the NGC press release that announced Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties being added to VarietyPlus attribution service. Holder serial number 1748327-001.
Seated 10C 1838O 1838-O
Repunched Mintmark
AU55 PCGS
21922297
TOP #3
F-101
Choice $2300 Repunched Date, Near Gem Original, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. A near gem example of the only No Stars dime design type to be struck at the New Orleans mint. A important offering with semi transparent gray fields and ample remaining luster under bright light. Residual mint frost surrounds the main devices and the rim denticles. Several well toned over field ticks in the right field hold this one back from potential gem quality rating. The overall balance between strike, light gray toning and luster is outstanding. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
AU50 Details raw
TOP #14
F-108
R6
Market Acceptable $975 Huge O Variety, Rare Grade, Top 100 Varieties #14.. Definitely a rare grade for the 1839-O Huge O reverse variety when AU details remain. This specimen easily grades AU+ but has dark verdigris covering the obverse stars and date regions coupled with the entire reverse. The dark surfaces were result in a PCGS grade designation of AU Details code 97 (environmental) if holdering were to be attempted. Few examples are know at this grade level and a truly problem free specimen would be priced in the $2000+ range. Offers are welcomed as the dime is listed to sell.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
2025164001
TOP #15
F-103
R3
Original HOLD
$935
New November 15! Frosty Original, Chin Whiskers, Top 100 Variety #15.. Accurately graded by NGC as this piece has even silver/gray coloring with soft luster. Obverse has wispy deep gray toning in the fields. The die scratches under Liberty's chin are bold and nearly visible in hand due to the mint state contrast. Strike is a tad weak at Liberty's head and surrounding stars. Housed in new NGC holder with Top 100 labeling as follows; TOP 100 F-103, CHIN WHISKERS
Seated 10C 1840 1840
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
3841310005
TOP #15
F-103
R3
Choice $875 New November 30! Popular Chin Whiskers Variety, Attractive Rose-Gray Blue Toning, Highwood Collection, Top 100 Varieties Set Candidate. A popular Chin Whiskers example that is accurately graded. Original surfaces have acquired an old album rose-gray toning with deep blue at the rims. Bright light viewing is fun with glowing luster that is above the assigned MS62 grade. This piece is fully struck as; remember that 1840 No Drapery dimes are found with shallow die relief. The die polished lines (chin whiskers) are evident on the obverse image. A 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with serial number 3841310-005 and CAC approval. From the Highwood consignor and definitely a quality piece worthy of consideration.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
Lg O
AU53 PCGS
29737128
F-101a
R4
Original $1600 Original, Large O, Lapped Dies, Birmingham Collection.. A little background is necessary to understand the New Orleans 1840 Large O variety...both obverse and reverse dies were lapped reducing the amount of device details with the date punch nearly effaced. The reverse die is also well worn and cracked. So strikes are consistently weak. This example offers original surfaces covered with light gray/rose patina on obverse and even silver gray on reverse. Under bright light, this piece retains ample luster, especially on the reverse with some mild PL reflections on the obverse. GFRC images do not well represent this dime and in hand reviewing is suggested. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with no CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
MS64 NGC
323715002
F-109
R2
Choice $2100 Choice Original, Open Bud Small O. Birmingham Collection.. An important offering as 1841 New Orleans dimes become quite scarce at the near gem level. This piece is well struck on the obverse with strong definition Liberty's head and hair curls while the reverse bow knot is a rad weak as usually seen. Deep gray toning covers both obverse and reverse with strong underlying red coloration. This piece also shows the satiny finish typically seen on many New Orleans struck coins. Very scarce at this grade level and reasonable priced. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert; serial number 323715-002.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
06935835
TOP #19
F-101
Gem $35000 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. At the certified AU grade level only two examples were known to the hobby; PCGS AU58 (Jack Marston Collection) and PCGS AU55 (Gerry Fortin Collection). Upon Jack Marston's untimely death, the PCGS AU58 example was placed at Heritage auction and sold. This piece can be easily identified by a mark on the lower right reverse wreath. The Fortin AU55 example is easily recognized by the lovely bullseye toning pattern on obverse and reverse. I've taken the liberty to call out the Fortin example as the finest known since crack out dealers have messed with the Jack Marston piece and added toning towards securing a PCGS MS62 certified grade. The Gerry Fortin example is completely natural and received Gold CAC approval during 2014. I would much rather own this AU55 example with Gold CAC rather than the AU58/MS62 example that no longer looks fully natural. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
AU50 raw
F-108a
R4
Original New Price
$190
Lapped Dies, Original Deep Gray Patina, One Reverse Mark, Indiana Collection. The 1841-O F-108a die variety and late die state features some of the most aggressive die lapping known in the Seated dime series. Whoever lapped the F-108 dies much have not been paying close attention. Much of the device details were removed with AU50 examples having removed drapery and center device details along with UNITED being almost eliminated. This example is one of the better seen in years of collecting the series. Surfaces are covered with thick gun metal gray-blue patina. There is an old time reverse line in the lower left wreath to rim that probably dates to early circulation. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
AU50
PCGS OGH
3298678
TOP 23
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10c 1843 1843
MS62 PCGS
31810578
F-101a
Original $595 Polished Obverse Die, Eroded Reverse Die, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A very well struck F-101a example with polished obverse die and severely eroded reverse that has been added to the web-book for F-101a full strike illustration. Overall eye appeal is higher than the assigned MS62 grade. The revere was struck from late die and eroded die that produced "orange peel" surfaces in the fields. The reverse die also looks to be buldging at the lower wreath above the ribbon ends. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and accurately graded with nice satiny luster.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
MS64
PCGS OGH
9856993
F-102
R2
Choice $1650 Ex. Frog Run Collection, Left Over Reverse of 1844, Choice Original, Bold Strike, Thick Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. CAC Approval on August 30, 2017. Bold frosty luster and a hammered strike are the hallmarks for this 1845 Philadelphia struck dime that originally arrived to market via the Frog Run Sale circa 2004 in Baltimore. At that sale, it realized nearly $1300 and a strong price for that time period. Head details and hair curls are completely defined as are the high relief stars. Reverse strike is also complete with every vein in the wreath leaves fully defined. The F-102 die pairing matches Obverse 1 with the leftover reverse of 1844. Die cracks are readily evident throught S(T)ATES O(F) with the die crack through the T descending down the left wreath. Grade rarity also needs to be touched upon. PCGS has graded 24 at the MS63 level with auction records in the $900 to $1600 range. In recent years, few MS64 examples have reach the market with the Florida Collection specimen not purchased via auction but through private treaty. At the MS65 level, this date is easily a $4000 coin as few have ever traded. Housed in PCGS old green holder. An important offering from the Florida Collection for those building a superior set of Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
MS63 NGC
2117830001
F-104a
Original $785 Attractive Aquamarine Toning, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection.. A fully struck F-104a example that offers reflective luster and aquamarine toning. Original surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a tiny mark above O(NE) being mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
AU50 NGC
2550576001
F-105a
R4
Original $160 Choice Original, Attractive Rose/Gray, Flat Strike.. Locating choice examples of the earlier Philadelphia With Stars dates is not that easily. So when a lovely example like this 1845 appears, then collectors should take notice. This piece is strictly original with attractive rose and gray patina covering the obverse and reverse. The obverse strike is a tad weak at the upper gown line and across the lower knee but the grading is accurate at the AU50 wear point. Fields and devices are completely blemish free. My images well capture the in hand appearance and colors. Under bright light, the obverse colors transition to light rose and blue rims along with ample luster. The reverse turns to a nice even gold. This is the F-105a variety and the reverse die crack through STAT(E)S into the upper right wreath is bold. Housed in new NGC holder; serial number 2550576-001. A real value at the asking price.
Seated 10C 1845O 1845-O
AU50 PCGS
03865059
F-101a
R4
Original $3750 Very Scarce Grade, Original Silver Gray, Bold Strike, Florida Collection. 1845 New Orleans strikes are available in lower circulated graded up to Very Fine. But at the AU or better level, this date becomes rare and remains underrated. PCGS population report shows a total of 8 examples followed by only two in mint state; the Eliasberg MS69 and an additional MS62. That is the extent of the surviving population in highest grades available. This Florida Collection offering is one of the eight pieces in the AU grade range. One immediately notes the frosty surfaces during in hand viewing. Strike is hammered with all obverse and reverse device details completely defined. Obverse die rust is easily seen throughout Liberty's gown folds due to strike quality and minimal wear. Toning is limited to an aquamarine-gold ring surrounding the stars. Blemish wise, there is a faint hairline patch is the upper right obverse field that is visible on the GFRC images. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important date and grade offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1851O 1851-O
AU50 raw
F-101
Original $1075 Challenging New Orleans Date in AU Grade, Original Rose Gold Patina, Florida Collection. A quick review of CoinFacts will immediately highlight how rare the 1851 New Orleans dates becomes in AU or better. Only (16) have been certified by PCGS in all AU grades with only (4) at the mint state level. The offered example grades full AU. Surfaces are covered with rose gold patina and a quite lustrous under bright light. Mint frosty is observed in the protected device areas while strike better than average. An Original quality rating has been assigned though there are some random wispy lines and two rim marks at the left obverse. I believe this piece has the possibility to be certified at a TPG. An important offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1852O 1852-O
MS62 PCGS
21316733
F-101
R4
Choice $4250 Choice Original, Reverse Rainbow Toning, Rare In Mint State, Florida Collection.. Talk about eye candy on a rare New Orleans Seated dime date! The Florida consignor has been collecting for about 35 yields across all United States coinage denominations. He seeks silver coins with above average toning patterns and eye appeal. Mint state examples of the 1852 New Orleans date are infrequently seen and some are not choice when located. PCGS population reports indicates MS62 (5), MS63 (8), MS64 (5). There are no MS63 auction records in CoinFacts for either PCGS or NGC. Where are these 8 MS63 examples and do they exist or regrades for the large MS64 price jump? Researching mint state availability is important. GFRC images are very accurate in terms of luster and colors as this piece was photographed under bright sunlight. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert; serial number 21316733. Definitely a specimen for an advanced collection and worthy of consideration.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS62 PCGS
82484881
F-120
Choice $485 Repunched Left Arrow, Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Uniform Gray-Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. F-120 Repunched Left Arrow: Unhubbed Arrows and Rays Plate Coin. One will immediately notice the hammered strike on this 1853 With Arrows dime that is also the F-120 web-book plate coin. Liberty's head and hair curls are deeply impressed along with fully round stars. Reverse wreath leaves are also crisp and with all veins visible. Surfaces are choice and original. A uniform gray-gold patina is seen throughout the obverse and reverse. Under a bright light, the fields are lightly mirrored with golden hues being dominate. The Seated dime web-book F-120 die variety description questions whether this dime was struck from the die pair that eventually was employed for proof strikes of that year. The repunching below the left arrows is bold and easily seen under a 10x loupe. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style holder. A trip through CAC is recommended.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
AU58 raw
Choice $295 Hubbed Date and Arrows, Choice Original, Maine Collection.. Fresh to market and housed in Wayte Raymond album for decades. Incredible original toning covers this special Seated dime. Obverse is toned with mottled gray patterns that turn darker at the rim while the reverse is even gun metal gray face on but has rose/gold hues under bright light. The patina is thick throughout this piece and I believe my grading is accurate.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
85100415
Choice $275 New October 16! Hubbed Date and Arrows, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lovely 1853 With Arrows example struck with hubbed date and arrows along with the primary devices. Definitely choice as surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with gray-gold patina. The reverse is more crusty while lovely golden luster is apparent on the reverse when viewed with a light source. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Worthy of a CAC approval attempt. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
No Arrows
AU50
PCGS
15677642
F-101
R4
Choice HOLD
$950
New November 30! Scarce No Arrows Offering, Choice Original, Rose-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Highwood Collection. 1853 No Arrows dime sport a small mintage of only 95,000. Production of the heavier weight planchet was terminated early during 1853 in favor of a lower silver weight to solve the silver arbitrage issue facing United States silver coinage. Today, 1853 No Arrows dimes are scarce in all circulated graded with most being known in mint state. This PCGS AU50 certified example offers choice surfaces that are covered with uniform rose-violet and gray patina. CAC approval rewards the strict originality. This is the only AU50 example with CAC approval along with one in AU55 and two at AU58. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important numismatic offering from the Highwood Collection.
Seated 10C 1853O 1853-O
MS62 ANACS OWH
398059
F-107
Original HOLD
$3750
New October 15! Rare Mint State Grade, Hammered Strike, Reverse Rotated Left 18 Degrees, Golden Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1853-O F-107 plate coin in the Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Die Variety Collectors and a rare mint state offering. Locating 1853 New Orleans examples with complete strikes could take years since most are found with weak heads or reverse wreath leaves. This F-107 example offers a hammered strike with bold head details and round stars along with fully defined reverse devices. Surfaces are covered with a base layer of light gold patina and additional gray hues surrounding stars and reverse legend. Reverse is rotated left 18 degrees and adds another layer of desirability. Housed in ANACS old white holder and part of the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection since being purchased from Jim O'Donnell at the 1999 ANA World's Fair of Money show. Astute Liberty Seated dime collectors will immediately understand the importance of this offering.
Seated 10C 1853O 1853-O
AU55 PCGS
20431790
F-103
Choice $1450 New October 23! Worn Dies, Choice Original, Golden Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. Any 1853 New Orleans dime that comes to market in original AU50 or better should be immediately considered as so scarce at this grade level and rare in mint state. Many examples seen are weakly struck at the head, surrounding stars and reverse leaves. This F-103 example, from the Indiana Collection, was struck from worn obverse and reverse dies. Regardless the strike is exceptional and offers substantial device details. Surfaces are strictly original with lovely golden gray patina that is darker and more uniform on the obverse. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed a few ticks on the lower gown while the reverse is blemish free. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A serious offering for astute Liberty Seated dime collectors.
Seated 10C 1853O 1853-O
AU50 PCGS
24254030
F-103
Choice $635 Scarce Grade, Hammered Strike, Pretty Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. Locating any 1853 New Orleans dime in AU or better grade coupled with full strike is cause for celebration. This date frequenty comes with erratic strikes and problems at the EF and AU grade levels. 1853 dated dimes saw considerable circulation due to the planchet silver weight reduction in the southern United States. Choice surfaces, a hammered strike and pretty aquamarine toning are the key attributes of this lovely example. Head and hair curl details are deeply impressed along with rounded stars. Accurately graded with minimal wear. There is one toned over mark on Liberty's left facing arm that should be considered but not distracting. Housed in 2012 transition PCGS holder blue label and edge view insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. An important offering of the F-103 die pairing with weakly hubbed date digits and arrows.
Seated 10C 1854 1854
MS64 PCGS
5835316
Original $725 Original Light Violet Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Birmingham Collection. . 1854 Seated dimes are probably tinted by their omni present 1853 With Arrows counterparts. The PCGS MS64 population is only 35 pieces and is fairly low given the high 4.4M mintage. Examples do come to market on a regular basis so locating an above average example is the challenge. This offering has been off the market for years, is accurately graded and attractive. Surfaces are pristine with satiny light violet toning and luster. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1854 1854
With Arrows
MS62 raw
F-106
Original $325 Orange Peel Obverse Variety, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . The F-106 Liberty Seated dime web-book plate coin takes its turn to be sold on the GFRC price list. This is a most interesting die variety given the heavy obverse die erosion that is often referred to as "orange peel". Obverse die is so eroded that the left foot of the 1 digit is partial. The plate coin offers frosty luster throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is well executed regardless of the eroded obverse die. There are two tiny marks in the left obverse field that limit this piece to a low mint state grade. Purchased during the 1990s as part of the research effort for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors online reference and time to locate a new home.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
MS64 PCGS
26788423
Choice $2500 Unlisted, Choice Surfaces, Crusty Original Patina, Full Strike.. It is doubtful that GFRC customers will locate a more obviously original example than this piece. Obverse is covered with crusty gray toning while the reverse features light mottled gray over undisturbed lustrous fields. Under bright light, the obverse transitions to an attractive gray/gold. Device and fields are fully blemish free. This piece is an unlisted variety with reverse die cracks from AMERI(CA) to rim. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with three prong edge view insert. If strict originality on mint state dimes is a priority, then please consider this wonderful example. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Any white lines or areas on the images are plastic scrapes on the holder and not on the offered dime.
Seated 10C 1855 1855
With Arrows
AU50 PCGS
31916906
Original $165 Underrated With Arrows Type, Original Light Gray-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, Massachusetts Collection. A lovely 1855 With Arrows dime with old time album coloring. Strike is complete with rounded stars and all reverse wreath leaves and veins defined. Surfaces are natural and covered with gray, gold and aquamarine hues. There are two obverse blemishes (tiny divot at right facing arms and mark in right field) that hold this piece from choice quality rating. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
MS63 PCGS OGH
2601385
F-111
Gem $725 Double Die Obverse, Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading. . Letís start the description for this gem 1856 Small Date dime with a strong JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? Most collectors don't understand that the 1856 date, though common, is notorious for weak and uneven strikes. Fully struck mint state examples that are not blast white or creamy white are rare! Enter into the equation this gem example that is housed in early PCGS old green holder. The strike is absolutely hammered throughout obverse and reverse without any signs of weakness. Every star, every vein in each wreath leaf and Liberty's head are deeply impressed and crisp. It is such a joy to inspect this piece with a 10x loupe. Surfaces are strictly original with golden-rose patina. The fields do have a few scattered ticks but far from distracting. This is also the F-111 double die obverse variety with bold diagnostics throughout the shield, scroll and lower gown lines. The asking price is firm at $725 and if no takers, this one will go into my personal collection to be enjoyed for a number of years........
Seated 10c 1856 1856
Small Date
AU58 PCGS
30447896
TOP #42
F-110
R4
Choice $550 Doubled Die North, Bold Luster, Light Gold at Rims, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Large Date
AU58 PCGS
30447901
F-101
Choice $1350 Fortin F-101 Large Date Plate Coin, Gem Original, Hammered Strike, So Undergraded, Rare In Mint State. While 1856 Small Date dimes are quite common in all grades, the Large Date counterpart is available in circulated grades but becomes challenging in high AU grades and rare at the mint state level. PCGS has graded a total of fifteen examples at the mint state level with six being MS62. Whenever a high grade 1856 Large Date dime enters the market, I pay attention. The offered example, which resides in an AU58 PCGS holder, was purchased raw at a September 4, 1991 Stacks sale as Lot 231 where it was described as Choice BU. Strike is absolutely hammered with deeply impressed devices throughout the obverse and reverse. This is a no question mint state example which was used as the F-101 plate coin for Liberty Seated dime web-book. This piece remained in a raw state of preservation until being submitted once during 2014 where it was graded AU58. After that, I simply placed this one back in the bank vault for further action. Now that I am starting to sell a portion of the Seated dime die variety reference set, this one happened to be in the first group pulled from the bank vault. It has been priced at the mint state level and if not sold by Denver ANA, then will be cracked out and resubmitted. I've seen the crack out specialists secure mint state grades for less attractive examples of this date and variety. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and a pure gem at the currently assigned grade level.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
AU55 PCGS
30447907
F-111
Choice $295 New October 15! Repunched 18 Digits, Doubled Shield, F-111 Web-book Plate Coin, Hammered Strike, Gun Metal Gray Blue, Undergraded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An important offering of the F-111 plate coin in the Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-111 die pairing is attributed by repunching on the 18 digits and die doubling on the left shield edge, lower scroll edge and on the bottom gown line near the pendant. Surfaces are strictly original with rich gun metal gray and blue patina. Strike is absolutely hammered and atypical for an 1856 Small Date example. Undergraded by PCGS as I originally assigned an MS61 grade when purchased during 1997 as there are no signs of wear. Housed in 2014 generation holder. Another important numismatic property from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10c 1856 1856
Small Date
AU53
PCGS
30447898
F-121
R3
Choice $275 Repunched 8, Light Olive Gray, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
AU50 raw
F-123
R4+
Cleaned New Price
$85
Vertical Die Lines on Reverse, Typical Strike, Cleaned, Very Scarce, Indiana Collection. Several lines are seen on the obverse. A very difficult die variety to locate.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
MS62 NGC
1667468005
TOP #42
F-110
R4
Original $715 Double Die Obverse North, Original, Ebony Patina, Bold Luster, Accurately Graded, Top 100 Varieties #42. An accurately graded example of the 1856 Double Die Obverse North variety. Surfaces are darkly toned with strong underlying luster that is apparent under bright light. There are no blemished whatsoever on this Top 100 Varieties example. Strike is complete which is atypical for this variety as most are seen with striking issues. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
MS65 PCGS
08175509
F-114
Gem $2650 Gem Proof Like, Stack's Lemus Sale 2005.. This is the first 1857 F-114 offered by GFRC and what an incredible example. The F-114 variety features badly rusted obverse and reverse dies. Areas of die rust are seen on Liberty's right arm under the pole/cap and throughout the reverse denomination letter and legend. To minimize the rust defects, Mint workers heavily polished the dies resulting in proof like surfaces. Couple the proof like fields with multi color patina and bold strike and the result is huge eye appeal. This piece is sitting in front of a window so light reflects at an angle across the surface. On the obverse, I see an aquamarine/teal center that transitions to rose/gold surrounding the stars and some reds at the date. Angling the obverse under bright light results in more colors that are difficult to describe. Reverse has a rose center at the denomination that converts to sea blue around the legend. Provenance dates back to the Stack's NYC Lemus sale. I remember seeing this dime at the preview and it sold raw during auction. Stack's was the first to diagnose the rusted die variety per observation on this discovery piece. There is only one issue holding this dime back and that is trying to photograph the proof like surfaces and colors straight on. The images in no way do this coin justice and you will have to trust me on the gem eye appeal. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and serial number 08175509.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
MS64 PCGS
60030980
F-107
Original $800 Original Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded and Choice, Birmingham Collection.. The 1857 date is considered to be common in the Seated dime series but locating well struck and attractive examples may not be straightforward. This example from the Birmingham Collection is definitely worthy of consideration due to the bold cartwheel luster and frosty surfaces. Images well capture the luster and eye appeal. This is a full MS64 piece any day of the week and should be considered for an advanced dime collection. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1858 1858
MS63 NGC
685017003
F-108
Original $525 New October 16! Near Choice Original, Light Aquamarine-Gold Toning, F-108 Web-book Plate Coin, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1858 F-108 plate coin for the Definitive Resource from Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during October 1997 so off the market for twenty years. Surfaces are choice and covered with intermixed rose, aquamarine, gold and other subtle colors. Obverse strike is weak on the right stars else a choice quality rating. Date position is the primary diagnostic for the F-108 so little to discuss there. Housed in early generation NGC holder with standard ring insert and small ANA hologram. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1858S 1858-S
AU Details PCGS
85179463
F-102
R5
Market Acceptable $2250 Difficult Date at AU Grade Level, Hammered Strike, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Locating any 1858 San Francisco dime at AU grade levels will prove to be quite challenging. This example is the F-102 web-book plate coin at www.seateddimevarieties.com and has been in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since 2004. Up until 2004, I struggled to locate a strong example of the F-102 die pairing and settled for this AU55 specimen in raw condition. Let's go through the highlights considering PCGS recently assigned an AU Details - Cleaned grade. First of all, this example has a bold hammered strike that one does not often see for the 1858 San Francisco date. Most examples are from the F-103 die pairing which has ongoing weak strikes. Next is toning. The obverse center is toned a deep gun metal gray and surrounded by golden shades at the stars and into the rim. The reverse is toned a consistent copper-rose with plenty of residual luster during bright light viewing. The PCGS AU Details grade was assigned due to faint vertical hairlines across Liberty's body. These can be seen with 10x loop under a light source. The hairlines do not extend into the left and right obverse fields. On the reverse, there are very faint hairlines between ONE and DIME otherwise the surrounding wreath is original. With the advent of technical grading, this boldly struck and nicely toned 1858-S dime is detailed graded. I paid a large sum to acquire and have priced it to reflect the obverse hairlines. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Unfortunately, not every Seated dime in that collection is perfectly original as die variety collecting does necessitate some compromises at time.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
MS66 PCGS
18734235
F-107
Gem $3850 New December 6! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Building a complete set of Liberty Seated dimes at the mint state level was a long challenging project since I was strict about only acquiring dimes that met three criteria; originality, complete strikes and eye appeal. The 1859 Philadelphia date was particularly difficult to fill as most examples are found with weak or uneven strikes. It took nearly 20 years to locate an example that met my strict requirements. That example is being offered here today. One immediately notes the absolutely hammered strike throughout obverse and reverse. Stars are bold and round as are the head and gown line. The reverse wreath leaves and veins are deeply impressed. The piece is no question original with a minute layer of die frost throughout Liberty and the shield. Fields are also frosty with no disturbances. Toning is subtle with faint gold mostly at the obverse and reverse rim. There is bold cartwheel luster than one would expect from a Seated dime at the MS66 grade level. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert as validation that I do not play the crack out and upgrade game. This lovely 1859 dime is also the F-107 web-book plate coin and will remain that way. A strong candidate for individual building a high grade set of Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1860 1860
PF64 NGC
1506014010
Choice $1050 Better Proof Date, Flashy Mirrored Luster, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. The 1860 and 1861 proof Liberty Seated dime dates tend to be scarce but not as scarce as those issued between 1857 - 1859. Mintage for the 1860 date is 1000 but the population reports suggest a low survival rate. This PF64 example exhibits old time coloring that one would expect from a perfectly original proof strike. Obverse is toned faint copper-gold that is darker at the rims while the reverse has intermixed rose and blues. There are no blemishes or lint marks in the fields. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. The holder is worn at Liberty's head resulting in the haze blocking full view of the head on GFRC images. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality and accurate grading. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Type 1 Obverse
MS64
PCGS OGH
4028907
F-103
R4
Choice $975 Type 1 Obverse, Weak Date, Finest Example Seen, Choice Original, Frosty White Luster, Florida Collection. CAC Approval August 30, 2017. Every once in a while, I get a nice surprise when viewing fresh Liberty Seated dime lots. Case in point is this frosty 1861 Type 1 obverse dime residing in old green label holder. Definitely a great dime at the MS64 level and accurately graded. Looking at the weak date punch immediatey revealed an F-103 variety attribution and the finest example I've seen. Previously, the best example seen was the web-book plate coin which grades AU50. This variety also has a weakly hubbed reverse denomination. Images have been captured and will be added to the web-book shortly to illustrate this mint state example. An important offering from the Florida Collection for advanced die variety collections.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Type 1 Obverse
AU55 raw
F-102
Original $160 Scarer Type 1 Obverse, Original Gray Patina, Strong Strike, Indiana Collection. A portions of 1861 Philadelphia struck dimes were done with the new obverse design hub of 1860. This design, by Assistant Engraver Paquet with Longacre supporting, is known for shallow relief and soft device features that wear quickly. This design was employed for 1860 dated dimes struck in Phily and New Orleans and carried over into a portion of 1861 coinage. Type 1 obverse examples are scarcer than those struck on the later Type 2 obverse dies. The offered example, from the Indiana Collection, is well struck with just a touch of wear. Surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that harbors rose hues. The rose coloring becomes more predominant during bright light viewing. A strictly original that will please Liberty Seated dime collectors.
Seated 10C 1863 1863
PF65CAM PCGS
29419075
F-101
Gem $1950 Gem Original, Bold Mirrors, Golden Obverse Rims, Mottled Reverse, Accurately Graded. Cameo designation is definitely warranted for this attractive 1863 proof strike. Obverse offers faint gold coloring that becomes more acute at the rims. Mottled gold covers portions of the reverse. Adding a light source exposes the brilliant mirror as one would expect from a Cameo Proof. There are no blemishes or points of distraction. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS Security holder.
Seated 10C 1863 1863
MS65 NGC
373316004
Gem $4150 Gem Original, Light Mirrored Fields, Eye Appeal, Seated Dime Web-Book Plate Coin.. A no question 1863 business strike with silver centers that are nicely framed by gold and blue rims on the obverse. The reverse is essentially untoned with frosty devices. Fields lightly mirrored but regardless a business strike. Purchased in the late 1990s and a key date dime in my Liberty Seated Dime collection since that time. This is a choice specimen with well balanced color, eye appeal and luster. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert; serial number 373316-004
Seated 10C 1864 1864
PF66 NGC
1574661002
F-102
R5
Gem $2000 Civil War Gem Original Proof, Low Surviving Population, Superb Toning, Sharp Mirrors Accurately Graded, Florida Collection . A late Civil War era proof dime strike from Philadelphia mint that deserves attention by specialists. Mintage is a tiny 470 pieces. One immediately notes the hammered strike and intricate device details during 10x loupe examination. While viewing in hand, one sees mostly deep reddish brown patina on the obverse and additional aquamarine-blue on the reverse. Placing under a bright light is a completely different experience. The heavily mirrored fields are exposed with some cool colors. The obverse transitions to a fiery orange-rose along with a deep sky blue ring at the left legend. The reverse is simply stunning with sky blue inside the wreath that is subsequently surrounded by clear fields to the rim. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. From the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties. Please give this special 1864 proof dime your consideration.
Seated 10C 1864 1864
MS63 PCGS
25250199
F-102a
R5
Gem $2875 Gem Original, Frosty Devices, Light Rose Toned Mirrors, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. Every Liberty Seated dime collector recognizes how difficult the 1863 through 1867 Philadelphia strikes are to locate. Mint state examples will occasionally arrive to the market but most are safely "put away" in strong collector hands. Mintage for the 1864 date is 11,000. This lovely example, from the Florida Collection, has been assigned a Gem quality rating due to substantial eye appeal and no distracting blemishes. The MS63 grade is technically correct as there are several faint hairlines in the left obverse field visible when inspecting under bright light with a 10x loupe. Having said that, the overall appearance and eye appeal is that of a higher grade. Devices are frosty original while the fields are lightly mirrored. This is a no question business strike as many will be seen with proof like fields. Rose-gold toning is seen throughout the obverse and reverse. A quality example that is housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Worthy of an advanced mint state collection!
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
AU50 raw
F-101
Original $625 Original, Old Album Multi Color Patina, Fully Struck, New Jersey Collection. A wonderful 1864 San Francisco example that belong is a serious Liberty Seated dime collection. This piece is strictly original with intermixed gold, rose and blue patina throughout obverse and reverse. There is ample remaining luster under bright light to activate the multi color toning. Strike is complete and there are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. A lovely early dime that should received special consideration. Housed in old Liberty of Coin album for decades and fresh to market from the New Jersey collection.
Seated 10C 1867 1867
AU53 NGC
3420671005
Original HOLD
$2350
Key Civil War Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Charcoal Gray Patina, Sharp Rims, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Circulation strike mintage of only 6,000 and the unquestioned key Philadelphia date for the entire Liberty Seated dime series. Greer assigned an R6 rarity rating at the EF/AU grade levels as few pieces are found as surviving today. Quality Civil War Philadelphia mint strikes have all but disappeared from the market given the overal popularity of the United States Civil War era with collectors. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection consignment brings an important opportunity with 1864 through 1867 dates being offered. This 1867 example offers choice original surfaces that are covered with a thin layer of charcoal gray patina. Rims are sharp as is frequently seen for circulation strikes. There are no blemishes to mention. In hand eye appeal is strong given the contrast between darker fields and lighter main devices. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Grading is accurate. A significant offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection that deserves attention and special consideration.
Seated 10C 1869 1869
PF64 PCGS
5556219
F-105
Choice $850 Near Gem Proof, Watery Fields, Birmingham Collection.. A near gem example with bold watery proof surfaces. A few faint obverse hairlines keep this piece out of PF65 designation. Strike is crisp. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder; serial number 5556219. No CAC attempt by the Birmingham consignor.
Seated 10C 1869S 1869-S
AU60 PCGS
20419957
F-101
Original $485 Underrated Date/Grade, Strictly Original, Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded.. A no question original 1869 San Francisco strike with uniform gun metal gray patina that includes faint rose under bright light. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a tiny mark at O(N)E being shared for full accuracy. A challenging date in AU grades that is so underrated in AU and above grades. CoinFacts indicates that only (4) examples have been graded by PCGS at the AU50 level with (3) in AU53. Auction records at this grade level at almost non existent. PCGS price guide is $500 at AU50 level for reference. Handled for a second time at GFRC after being recently upgraded in an advanced collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. If building a Seated dime set, please don't miss this opportunity.
Seated 10C 1870 1870
MS65 NGC
1727971003
F-106
Gem $1675 Frosty Original Gem, Scarce Variety, Florida Collection.. As for February 2015, I had not handled any 1870 F-106 dimes and then within several months, two mint state examples appear. This example is a lovely gem with frosty devices and a hammered strike with sharp wire rims on both obverse and reverse. All device details including hair curls and upper wheat grains a fully visible. The F-106 variety can be diagnosed by a radial die crack through the 7 and 0 digits then up through Liberty's foot and into the legend. Some F-106 specimens come with proof like appearance and this example clearly has the strike characteristics of a proof. Housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1871S 1871-S
AU58 NGC
1551473002
F-101
Original $850 Repunched 18 Digits, Original, Lustrous Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. Mintage of 320,000. The F-101 die variety is easily attributed by repunching above the flag of the 1 digit and above the top loop of the 8 digit. Further attribution verification is seen with (S)TATES being completely broken. Reverse die was punched with a Small Weak S mintmark that is positioned left and high. This nice 1871 San Francisco strike retains much of its original mint luster but has probably been dipped given the untoned surfaces. Strike is essentially complete with only minor weakness at the top of Liberty's head holding back a full strike designation. Accurately graded as mint frost is easily seen inside the gown folds and within and surrounding the reverse wreath. Also, there are no blemishes worth mentioning. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. A challenging date that should garner special attention.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
PF63 PCGS
22119073
F-103
Original $525 Original Light Gray, Mirrored Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. Proof surfaces with variegated blue gray toning on obverse and more consistent coloring on the reverse. Under a bright light, the fields have a few hairlines which are consistent with the assigned PF63 grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Holder serial number 22119073.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
MS62 PCGS
29677879
F-119
Original $500 Original, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection.. Accurately graded at the assigned MS62 level. Surfaces offer residual luster under bright light though a tad muted. Faint rose/gold is seen throughout the obverse and reverse. Strike is typical with weakness in the upper left wreath. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with serial number 29677879. .
Seated 10C 1873 1873
Closed 3
MS62 PCGS
20494874
F-108
R4
Choice $395 Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Strong Strike, Reverse Die Cracks, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. A perfectly original example of the difficult 1873 Closed 3 F-108 die variety worthy of serious consideration by Seated dime collectors. Surfaces are crusty original with gray-gold coloring on the obverse while the reverse is a darker gray-rose. Strike is strong and above average for Closed 3 specimens. The F-108 die variety features a reverse with long arcing die cracks throughout the left and right wreath devices. Grading is accurate at the MS62 level as this piece is clearly mint state but lack luster due to the thick patina. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. A quality duplicate from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
15036925
TOP #60
F-103
Original $7450 Doubled Shield, Doubled Die Obverse, 3rd Finest Known, CoinFacts Plate Coins, Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection . Greer 101, The third finest example known based on TPG holder designations but frankly, I believe this is the second finest given the NGC MS61 example has been dipped out. The finest example is the Bob Simpson/Eugene Gardner PCGS AU58 CAC example which brought in excess of $20,000 at its Eugene Gardner sale. This example is old time crusty original with a fully toned over reverse mark. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. PCGS label reads, "Arrows DDO FS-2101". A detailed inspection is possible by visiting CoinFacts and the Double Die Obverse variety designation; this is the PCGS plate coin.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
No Arrows Open 3
AU55 PCGS
30390423
F-102a
R3
Original $485 Open 3, Original Frosty White, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. 1873 No Arrows Open 3 dimes in AU or better continue to be underrated and are a bargain at current pricing levels. This lovely example, from the Florida Collection, offers frosty creamy white surfaces and luster along with a complete strike. The surviving population is tiny after checking PCGS population report. PCGS shows only five examples graded at the AU55 level with seven additional in AU58. The asking price is an excellent value for the scarcity. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Worthy of special consideration.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
MS64 PCGS
21497792
F-107
Choice $1300 Choice Original, Mirrored Cartwheel Luster, Birmingham Collection.. Always in demand as type coin due to the with arrows variety. Surfaces radiate a substantial amount of cartwheel luster under bright light and could be deemed proof like. Soft gold patina at the rims well frames the lustrous centers. There are a few obverse field ticks that resulted in the MS64 grade being assigned...otherwise, this dime has sufficient luster to be graded MS65. Reverse die is cracked with die cracks throughout the wreath devices. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert; serial number 21497792. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
MS61 PCGS
21376975
F-113
R4
Original $465 Cream Colored Original Surfaces, Soft Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection . Both 1873 and 1874 With Arrows dates are viewed as type coins. However, the 1874 With Arrows date is more difficult to locate than its 1873 Philadelphia counterpart. This example, from the Florida Collection, offers soft luster and creamy golden white coloring. Strike is 100% executed with no points of weakness. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worth mentioning. Dies are clashed. Accurately graded at the MS61 level due to the soft luster. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
Polished Arrows
MS Details NGC
4189872002
TOP #62
F-106
Original $24500 Polished Arrows, Finest of Four Known, Struck From Mirrored Dies, Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Greer 102, Polished Arrows. The finest known with research strongly suggesting this piece was struck during a Philadelphia mint experiment to gang arrows and date digits on the same punch. The experiment failed and a few specimens escaped the mint after the die were poorly reworked. Please allow me to walk GFRC customers through this dime's history. Brian Greer listed a "No Arrows" variety in his Seated Dime Guidebook during 1992. Greer indicated that "The arrows have either been filled in the die or were weakly punched and show only very faintly." This variety was discovered by James Skwarek and is considered extremely rare, as only two examples are currently known (this is 1992). A close study of the plate coin, as purchased at the 2003 FUN show, suggests an alternate theory for the presence of faint arrows. First, the plate coin was produced from polished dies and is prooflike. This suggests that the plate coin is from an early striking from a new set of dies. The digits in the date appear to be punched at least twice. The first date punch, as seen under the base of all four digits in the date, is weak and suggests that the die in the area of the date and arrows was polished. The polishing is most evident on the top of the 7 and 4 digits in conjunction with the left and right arrows. It is unknown as to why the mint employee attempted to remove the date and arrows by die polishing. After the polishing of the date area, a second attempt is made to repunch the date digits only. Evidence of the second punching of the date is clearly visible at the base of each digit. Since few examples are known, the Philadelphia mint employees at the steam press may have rejected this obverse die upon discovering that the arrows were very faint or not present. All 1874 dimes were struck with arrows, as required by law. The question now becomes that of how many examples were struck from this obverse die and released into circulation. Brian Greer indicated at the 2003 FUN, upon seeing the above plate coin, that the James Skwarek piece was the only one seen and was in a lower circulated grade. Fast forward to 2016 and currently housed in NGC MS Details holder with large font label. This is the finest of four examples known. This dime is original and the highly polished die surfaces confuse the TPG graders. PCGS has graded it questionable color in the past. This piece was originally purchased in an old white ANACS AU58 holder but cracked out as clearly mint state.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
AU50 raw
F-102
Choice $225 Choice Original, Misplaced Digit in Denticles, Light Gray, Silver Luster.. I've studied this dime carefully given the PCGS opinion of Code 97 Environmental Damage/AU Details. The fields and devices are nearly problem free with no obvious signs of porosity or marks. Due to paper envelope storage, the surfaces have acquired a deep rose gray patina that is darker on the obverse than reverse. Rims are bold and indicates that this dime saw limited circulation. My assessment is that this dime is not strictly original due to the surface "sheen". A circulated dime that is strictly original should offer dull gray or gray/brown surfaces rather than the glossy gray/rose coloring seen here. Having said that, this piece should be "market acceptable" due to rarity and the essentially mark free surfaces. A stereo microscope review with bright light source reveals some extremely faint surface porosity that was not seen with a 10x loupe.
Seated 10C 1874S 1874-S
With Arrows
AU50 PCGS
28172780
F-102a
Choice $650 Greer Plate Coin, Choice Original, Residual Luster, Natural Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A most important offering as this 1874 San Francisco strike is the Greer Plate Coin for the Small Thin S mintmark variety. With incremental research, I later separated the early and later Small Thin S strikes into F-102 and F-102a die states. This example is an F-102a struck with heavily rusted obverse die and badly eroded and cracked reverse die. The device details appear to be quite weak, which they are. However, this lovely example is perfectly original with residual mint frost and some luster. If one carefully inspects the Greer Guidebook and the place coin image, there is a small dark spot in the upper right obverse field while this offered piece lacks that spot. The spot was removed at some point between 1991 and June 1993, when I purchased this one directly from Brian. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
AU53 raw
F-123
R2
Original New Price
$80
Cracked Reverse, Light Gold Patina, Bold Lustrous Surfaces, Indiana Collection. A nice AU F-123 example with bold luster and full reverse die cracks consistent with web-book plate coin. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
AU50 raw
F-105
R4
Original New Price
$105
Repunched 18, Original Gray-Rose Patina, Wire Obverse Rims, Indiana Collection. An original example of the 1875 F-105 variety with bold repunching under the base of the 1 digit and faint repunching under the lower loupe of the 8 digit. Surfaces are covered with uniform gray patina. Denomination weakness within the central reverse is due to poor reverse die hubbing and not strike.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
Below Wreath
MS63 PCGS
5737952
F-101
Original $700 Original, Even Crusty Gray Patina, Birmingham Collection.. The obverse on this Below Wreath dime exhibits a rich crusty gray patina with considerable luster peeking through. The reverse is lovely even silver gray with lavendar highlights. This specimen is fully struck from eroded dies as is quite comment for Below Wreath dimes. Blemishes are limited to one fully toned over faint lines on the obverse, otherwise mark free. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Birmingham Collection and ready for inclusion in a new advanced date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
In Wreath
MS60 PCGS
15017218
F-115
R5
Original $695 Shattered Reverse, Hammered Strike, Frosty Luster, Multi Color Patina, Florida Collection. The 1875-CC In Wreath F-115 Liberty Seated dime variety presents a substantial shattered reverse die with bold die cracks through the ribbon bow and up through the right wreath. The variety has been assigned an R5 rarity and, to this day, few examples have appeared. I'm proud to report that this Florida Collection specimen was original source from Gerry Fortin during his collector days and was housed in a ANACS old white holder. This is a no question mint state example with bold strike. Frosty luster is dominant under iridescent rose and deep blue toning. Why is this example graded MS60? Frankly, I have no explanation for this odd grade. No wear is present and there is decent frosty luster. Therefore an MS62 designation would be more accurate. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties.
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Below Wreath
AU58 PCGS
5497828
F-111
R4
Original $475 New December 7! Below Wreath, Original Frosty Luster, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. Housed in early old blue label PCGS holder dating back to the late 1990s. This lovely 1875 Carson City Below Wreath dime is 100% original with soft natural frosty luster. Light silver-gray patina is transparent to the underlying luster. Accurately graded with no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is typical with some weakness at the upper left wreathy. Another quality duplicate from the Indiana Collection to consider. Images available after arriving in Florida office.
Seated 10C 1875S 1875-S
In Wreath
MS64 PCGS OGH
4544219
F-105a
Original $1500 Original, Incredible Golden Luster, Late Die State Cracks.. Satiny surfaces with booming luster is the best way to described this high grade San Francisco In Wreath dime. Obverse strike is typical for the variety with soft head and lower shield device details. The reverse is perfect illustration of the F-105a die state with bold die cracks and the small rim cud at 9:00. This dime does have faint roller marks on the reciprocating obverse and reverse. The obverse roller marks can be seen on the lower shield and at the upper left reverse. Housed in PCGS old green holder which adds some charm to the coin. Few collectors realize that high grade mint state 1875-S In Wreath dimes are as scarce as the earlier 1873-S and 1874-S dates.
Seated 10C 1875S 1875-S
Below Wreath
MS64
PCGS
83457561
F-120
R3
Gem $600 Cracked Reverse, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. 1875 San Francisco dimes are notorious for being weakness struck or minted from badly eroded dies. This outstanding F-120 example falls in the severely eroded reverse die category. Extensive die wear and die cracks are evident throughout the lower wreath. Most important are the frosty surfaces that produce considerable cartwheel luster consistent with the assigned MS64 grade. CAC approval is completed warranted as the grading is accurate and the surfaces are frosty original. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A superb offering from the Grey Soldier Collection with images to use as a new Fortin Web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1875S 1875-S
AU50 raw
TOP #65
F-104a
R6
Original $425 Very Rare, Unfilled Micro S, Reverse Rotated 18 Degrees Right, Light Silver Gray, Indiana Collection. An important offering of the 1875-S Below Wreath Micro S with unfilled mintmark and 18 degree reverse rotation. This Top 100 Variety has proven to be most elusive and is currently rated as an R6 rarity. I'm quite pleased to offer this nice original AU50 example for consideration; one of the highest grade pieces handled to date. Residual luster remains while the surfaces are toned a light silver gray. Obverse strike, with flat head, is so typical for the variety. Blemishes are minimal with a few scattered obverse field ticks of no consequence. The Micro S mintmark is unfilled with well defined upper and lower loops. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type 2 Reverse
MS63
PCGS
60069895
F-101
Choice $385 Fortin Type 2 Reverse F-101 Plate Coin, Choice Original, Glowing Golden-Aquamarine Luster, Accurately Graded. This 1876 Philadelphia struck dime with new Type 2 reverse hub, is from the Gerry Fortin reference collection and serves as the F-101 web-book plate coin. Surfaces are perfectly natural and so well preserved. Luster has a cream colored satiny texture while the rim toning incorporates gold, aquamarine and light blue hues. Strike is complete and atypical for With Legend dime coinaged. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the originality and strict grading.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type I Reverse
MS61 raw
F-107
Choice $175 Original, Olive/Gray Patina, Eye Appeal, Bright Light Performance.. An attractive Seated dime with considerable eye appeal and superb bright light performance. The surfaces are no question mint state and covered with a uniform olive/gray or aquamarine colored patina. Adding a light source brings about a transition to sky blue obverse center that is framed with gold surrounding the legend. The reverse has a light golden glow under bright light. Strike is impressive for an 1876 dime with only a tad of weakness at the upper left wheat grains. In summary, perfectly original, attractive toning, near full strike but an obverse surface blemish between Liberty's head and cap that is difficult to see and fully toned over. I believe the pricing is fair for the quality.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
MS60 raw
F-120
R4
Market Acceptable New Price
$95
Repunched 1 and 6 Digits, Discovery and Web-Book Plate Coin, Old Clean, Gold Retoning, Indiana Collection. An opportunity to acquire a Liberty Seated dime die variety discovery piece and web-book plate coin all in one purchase. The 1876 Type 1 reverse F-120 variety features rotated die punch repunching on the 1 and 6 digits. This repunching was first identified by Dr. Tim Cook and submitted for publication in the web-book with this example offered today. This dime has been lightly cleaned in the past and has recovered with uniform gold patina throughout obverse and reverse. Under bright light, some of the old cleaning hairlines still remain. I've decided to assign a market acceptable quality rating with a more detailed description as found here.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type I Reverse
AU53 raw
Original $85 Crusty Original Patina, Unlisted, Accurately Graded. . A no question strictly original 1876 Philadelphia strike with Type I reverse. Surfaces are covered with uniform crusty gray toning. The obverse shift to an even gold under bright light. Several fully toned over blemishes are seen on the obverse by Liberty's hair curls and in the right field. Regardless, the crusty original toning dominates during inspection.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
MS66 NGC
367384010
F-132
R3
Gem $3400 Ex. Eliasberg Collection, Gem Original, Double Die Reverse, Florida Collection. Last traceable auction record for this Eliasberg 1876-CC dime is the Bowers and Merena Torak sale held during September 1998. This offering is indeed special as most high end mint state examples were struck from rusted dies. The Eliasberg pedigreed example is complete different as struck from F-132 die pair. These dies were in pristine condition and freshly hubbed. The device details are crisp and sharp with unabraided fields. Strike on this Eliasberg example is uniform and deeply impressed. Head details and haircurls are so well defined as are all of the subtle reverse wreath elements. Some customers may be skeptical of the NGC MS66 grade level. One inspection with a 10x loupe and bright light viewing will convince that this is indeed a high end surviving example worthy of the assigned grade. Obverse surfaces are lightly mirrored with fiery orange-gold patina. The reverse has lighter toning with frosty gray coloring. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A marvelous offering from the Florida Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Gen (AU50) PCGS
31556823
F-131
Choice $145 Pimple Die Obverse, Original AU Surfaces, Another PCGS Grading Casualty, West Coast Collection. Another 1876 Carson City dime that ends up in a mistakely graded PCGS holder. PCGS struggles with rusted die surfaces on many of the 1876-CC DDO F-107 strikes along with the Pimple Die obverse on F-131. The surfaces have the appearance of environmental damage when the exact opposity is true. The dime is original AU with uniform gray patina that that shifts to golden hues under a light source. The die states is early for the variety as I've seen much later die rusted examples. There are no blemishes whatsoever and strike complete. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with Genuine designation. 1876 Carson City dimes just don't get an respect.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type I Reverse
AU55 raw
TOP #74
F-111
R4
Cleaned $235 Misplaced 76 Digits, Reflective Surfaces, Scarce, Top 100 Varieties #74. . Mint States details but old surface wipe/polish renders the surfaces bright. Net graded AU50 and still a very desirable Top 100 Varieties dime. The 1876-CC die varieties are by far the most popular of all Seated dime dates with the 76 Misplaced Date being a top favorite.
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
Type I Reverse
AU58 raw
F-106
Original $215 Original Light Gray, Cracked Obverse, Web-book Plate Coin.. A distinctive seated dime with heavily cracked obverse and poorly hubbed denomination and well illustrates the F-106 variety. I've used this piece as the web-book plate coin. Surfaces are an even light gray with some toning at the rims and mildly lustrous. The piece was probably dipped at some point but devices show no traces of wear and the fields are pristine. It is doubtful that I will ever upgrade the F-106 images so this piece will be a plate coins for years to come.
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
AU58 PCGS
24160755
F-124
Original HOLD
$300
New November 2! Large Die Defect on Leg, Discovery Piece, Frosty Original, Accurately Graded. New 1876-S Type 1 reverse die variety discovered at the October 2017 PAN show. Housed in 2013 transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. Multiple obverse die defects are seen with a large die blog on the lower leg while the reverse is weakly hubbed. Surfaces are strictly original with frosty luster. This new Type 1 reverse die variety will be listed in the web-book shortly as 1876-S Type 1 Reverse F-124.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU58 raw
F-117
R3
Choice $275 Lapped Reverse Type 2 Die, Gorgeous Example, Frosty Golden Luster, Faint Rub, Copper Harbor Collection. A splendid example of an 1877 Carson City strike from late die state F-117 Type 2 reverse die pairing. The reverse has been lapped resulting in the loss of considerable details in the lower left wreath. This piece offers attractive golden frosty luster and just a hint of rub on the breasts and lower legs. Strike is complete with strong head details. Blemish wise, there is some toned over chatter in the obverse fields. This example offers much eye appeal and device details. It will be use as the new Type 2 reverse F-117 web-book plate coin. A quality Liberty Seated dime from the Copper Harbor Collection.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU58 ANACS OWH
2732539
F-110
Original $265 Die Scratch Right of Shield, Original Surfaces, Attractive Rose and Blue Radial Toning, Indiana Collection. For some unexplained reason, GFRC is never able to keep 1877 Carson City dime in inventory. This lovely example, from the Indiana Collection, should not last long either. Housed in old white ANACS holder and fresh to market after years of bank storage. This 1877-CC dime featured a Type 2 reverse and is the F-110 die variety with thick die scratches to the right of the shield. 1877-CC Type 2 Reverse F-110 is also the only known example of a misplaced C mintmark in the upper right bow knot. Look carefully at the F-110 plate coin and macro images in my web-book to see this die preparation rarity. GFRC image well illustrate that this is a quality example with pretty rose toning along with dark blue rims. There are no blemishes seen with 10x loupe.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU58 raw
F-107
Original $225 Die Gouge Obverse, Double Die Reverse, Original Surfaces, Dark Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Indiana Collection. Dark ebony-gray patina covers both obverse and reverse with considerable luster peeking through. The 1877-CC die gouge die variety is easily attributed due to a bold diagonal die scratch from Liberty's neck gown line into her ear. Strike is well executed with even the pesky upper left wheat grains on the reverse being nicely defined. The Type 1 reverse also exhibits substantial hub doubling on the denomination. From the Indiana Collection of eclectic Seated dime varieties.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
PF63 NGC
1517902008
Original $585 Original, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. . Don't I like old time album ring toning on proof Seated dimes. This 1878 example is no question original and accurately graded. When viewing straight on, one sees untoned centers nicely framed by dark blue rings with some rose and golden hues mixed in. Under bright light, the mirror kick in and activate the toning with ample reflections. The assigned NGC grade captures an interruption in the toning at (A)MERICA and a few wispy obverse hairlines. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
85100428
F-105
Choice $525 Type 2 Reverse Hub, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Another offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that has been off the market for decades. This freshly graded example was originally purchased during July 1993 from a young dealer named Jason Carter when working at Heritage Rare Coins. This is how long this lovely 1878 Type 2 reverse dime has been sitting in a 2x2 cardboard holder and residing in the bank vault. Surfaces are perfectly original with plenty of frosty luster to tickle the eyes. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse. Accurately graded by PCGS and residing in their 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS63 raw
F-105
R4
Choice $385 Type 2 Reverse Hub, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Gansu Collection. A choice example of the 1878 date struck with Type 2 reverse hub. This offering, from the Gansu Collection, offers brilliant frosty luster and is fully struck for the With Legend design. In my Seated dime web-book, the F-105 die variety is rated as an R4 rarity. Under a bright light, a faint gold patina is seen on the frosty surfaces. I'm confident that this piece will grade MS63 if sent to one of the leading TPGs otherwise perfect for a Dansco or Whitman album set. All the Gansu Collection coins were personally assembled by Gerry Fortin and sold to this Chinese collector during the 2011-2013 timeframe. Now these pieces are being repatriated to United States collectors.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 1 Reverse
AU55 raw
F-102
R5
Choice $285 Rare Type 1 Reverse Offering, Choice Original Copper Gold Patina, Reflective Luster, Indiana Collection. All 1878 dimes struck with Type 1 reverse hub are considered full R5 rarity. Locating any example will take considerable searching and much patience. GFRC is so pleased to offer this choice original example from the Indiana Collection. The lightly mirrored fields and overal finish are typical of F-102 strikes seen to date. Transparent copper-rose patina consistently covers both obverse and reverse and allows the reflective luster to radiate through. Sharp wire rims are present and validate the assigned grade. Originally purchased from Gerry Fortin, the collector, years ago and finally returning to market after the Indiana Collection consignor purchased a PCGS MS64 example from my personal collection. Worthy of special consideration.
Seated 10C 1879 1879
PF64 NGC
1576607004
F-102
Choice $885 Normal Date. Proof Dies, Rich Rose/Gold.. This Seated dime proof offers nicely mirrored fields that are covered with an even rose/gold patina. Under bright light, the fields are sharp with color explosion. I believe the grade is limited by several tiny micro lines in the right field by (UNI)TED otherwise blemish free. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert; serial number 1576607-004.
Seated 10C 1881 1881
PF64 NGC
1286133004
F-101
R3
Choice $825 Choice Example, Watery Untoned Mirrors, Accurately Grade, Florida Collection.. A near gem 1881 F-101 example with untoned watery proof surfaces. A few faint obverse hairlines keep this piece out of PF65 designation. Strike is crisp. Separating the 1881 F-101 from F-102 die pairings can be challenging and requires careful inspection of the left base of 1 digit with respect to the "0" denticle. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
PF66 UCAM NGC
1727340011
F-101
Gem $2450 Gem Proof, Deep Mirrors, Eye Appeal, Birmingham Collection.. An incredible dime with the appearance of being struck yesterday. Fields are fully mirrored with natural "watery" texture and completely blemish free. Mintage amounts to 1,100 piece coupled with a high survival rate. Checking CoinFacts, the graded population peaks at the PF63/PF64 level due to long ago handling issues and at the PF66 level, few are available with Ultra Cameo designation and appearance. A CoinFacts check indicates the following (1) DCAMPF64, (1) DCAMPF65, (1) DCAMPF66 and (1) DCAMPF67 for PCGS graded examples. This NGC Ultra Cameo last sold in during July 2003 at Heritage auction and brought ~ $2000 while a more recent NGC Ultra Cameo sale (June 2010) brought $2990. Pricing these high end grade rarities is challenging but the present asking price does appear to be reasonable. Housed in old NGC holder with traditional ring insert; serial number 1727340-011.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
MS65
NGC
152158003
Gem $850 Unlisted, Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded.. An incredibly beautiful Liberty Seated dime for collectors of strict originality and eye appealing toning. The GFRC images accurately capture the in hand appearance and mottled rose/blue coloring. Under bright light, the bold luster kicks in and further accentuates this pretty patina. Strike is complete with complete head details, crisp legend letters and all design elements in the reverse wreath including the problematic upper left wheat grains. There are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with serial number 152158-003. CAC approval is icing on this lovely piece of eye candy.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS65 PCGS
21167100
F-122
Gem $785 Gem Original, Thick Multi Color Toning, New Die Pairing (F-122), Florida Collection. . When first attributing this gem 1883 dime, it seemed that the date was position far right. Making a Denticle Ruler measurement resulted in DR 1R and a new die pairing for the web-book. This is a no question gem dime with thick multi color toning coupled with strong luster that radiates copper and light gray, gold and aquamarine shades. This is how a 130 year old piece of silver should look when natural and untouched. Strike is nearly full with only the upper wheat grains being a tad soft. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Serial number 21167100.
Seated 10C 1884 1884
MS64 PCGS OGH
6405752
F-111
Choice $450 New October 15! Choice Original, F-111 Web-book Plate Coin, MS65+ Eye Appeal, Fairly Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A splendid 1884 dime with satiny cartwheel luster and eye appeal of a higher grade. Surfaces are toned in light to medium violet-gray shades. Strike is complete and adds to the overall eye appeal. Why is this lovely dime not in an MS65 or even MS66 graded holder? There is an obverse contact mark between A(ME)RICA that has been net graded to MS64 but did not bother me when purchased in the late 1990s. The current F-111 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and definitely old time quality and originality. Housed in PCGS old green holder.
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
MS63 NGC
1654443022
F-105
R4
Original $1250 Scarce Date In Mint State, Thick Gun Metal Blue-Gray Toning, Accurately Graded. 1884 San Francisco dimes have a reported mintage of 565,969 but locating a mint state example will take patience and considerable searching. Few arrive to the marketplace on a regular basis and the divestment of a complete collection is typically where an example can be located. This lovely example came to market as a result of Seated dime set being broken up. This piece is strictly original with thick gun metal blue-gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The assigned grade is technically accurate due to the muted luster, by the thick patina, and one fully toned over mark on Liberty's lower left leg. If strict originality and a no question unmolested surfaces are your cup of tea, then this lovely 1884-S dime might be for you. Housed in early NGC holder with standard ring insert. Fairly priced too.....
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
AU55 ANACS OWH
830358
F-102
R3
Original $335 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, New Jersey Collection.. An old time 1884 San Francisco dime that has been housed in early generation ANACS while holder for decades. In hand appearance is well illustrated by the GFRC images. Surfaces are toned a thick mottled gray with some rose hues. Bright light viewing melts the thick patina and results in substantial luster being exposed along with rose/gold fields. Strike is well executed on the reverse with fully defined wreath devices. Obverse strike is nearly completed with only a tad of softness at the head. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in early ANACS old white holder with serial number 8303658.
Image Available Soon 1885
MS65
PCGS
34477332
F-107
Gem $695 New December 7! Gorgeous Rose-Blue Toning, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1885 Liberty Seated dime for a collector assembling an advanced mint state set. One would be hard pressed to upgrade this MS65 due to the old time originality and beautiful toning. Let's start with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that activates the colorful patina. Obverse is mostly gold-rose with some blues. Rose dominates the reverse with a lovely sky blue arc at the rim. Strike is excellent for the F-107 die variety as these come weak on the upper obverse. Actually, this high grade F-107 revealed a die defect on D(I)ME that needs to be captured in the web-book. Therefore, this example will become the new F-107 web-book plate coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Viewing this lovely piece in hand would immediately explain the CAC approval. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
MS64
PCGS
30694465
F-106
Choice $450 New November 28! Early Die State, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. A superb 1885 F-106 example at the assigned MS64 grade level. This piece provides frosty cartwheel luster with a faint transparent golden film as one would expect from strictly original surfaces. Strike is nearly complete with only the top of Liberty's head lacking full details. Fully struck heads on With Legend dimes should bring a premium as atypical. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean validates what my eyes see....an eye appealing dime that is accurately graded.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS66
NGC
548956003
F-112
Gem $950 Superb Gem Original, Vibrant Aquamarined-Golden Cartwheel Luster. Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. A superb gem with perfectly original surfaces. One immediately notes the vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that eminates through transparent aquamarine and golden hues. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness in the left wreath devices. The untoned obverse ares makes photographing this dime challenging as balancing color between deeply toned and untoned surfaces is difficult for the camera and during my image processing. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another offering from the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS65 PCGS
3756017
F-115
Gem $750 Gem Original, Lustrous Pastel Toning, Fully Struck, Former Birmingham Collection.. This is the second time that GFRC has the pleasure to offer this lovely 1886 Seated dime. Initially sold out of the Birmingham Collection and now upgrade and back on the market. Pastel toning is the highlight with intermixed aquamarine, gold and rose coloring on the obverse and mottled gray, ebony and rose on the reverse. Bright light viewing exposes the luster and accentuates the colors. The overall strike is crisp with no signs of weakness. Same for blemishes as none were seen. If this dime has just a bit more flashy luster, then it would be a candidate for MS66 designation. In the current PCGS holder, it is accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert; serial number 3756017.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS60 raw
F-108
Cleaned $105 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Dipped, Even White, Indiana Collection. No wear is seen. Frosty surfaces but has been dipped several times. A difficult variety to cherrypick.
Seated 10C 1886S 1886-S
AU55 PCGS
28461591
F-101
Choice $700 Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. An underrated date! 1886 San Francisco strikes have a relatively small mintage of slightly over 200,000 with a low survival rate. In all AU graded, the PCGS population report indicates only 18 pieces with 10 of those being at the AU55 level. CoinFacts auction records are anemic for AU grade levels. Offered here is a choice example with brilliant frosty luster and a complete strike. PCGS grading is accurate as there is faint rub and signs of circulation. Definitely an above average example at the AU55 grade level and worthy of special consideration. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. Heading to CAC for review if not sold before or at the Summer FUN show.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
MS62 PCGS
27359080
Choice $265 Vibrant Aquamarine Luster, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Satiny aquamarine luster is the highlight of this lovely 1887 Philadelphia struck Seated dime. Strike is complete except for the pesky upper left wheat grains on the reverse. Grading is accurate. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder with edge view insert. A solid offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
MS63 raw
F-116
Original $295 Strictly Original, Misplaced 8 with Rainbow Toning.. A lovely seated dime that is fully struck with reflective fields and original rainbow toning that collectors seek. Placing dime light releases a full range of color with obverse peripheral golds changing to blue/green at center. Reverse has peripheral blues that transition to rose then gold at the center. I don't see wear on this dime and comfortable grading it MS63 in raw state.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU55 raw
F-106
Market Acceptable $120 Cracked Reverse, Reflective Surfaces, Well Struck. An attractive 1887 San Francisco strike that probably has dipped at some point but now an even light gray. Remaining details are at the AU58 level since little wear is seen. However, I've net graded to AU55 and priced accordingly. Strike is essentially complete with the left wreath die cracks being obvious under a 10x loupe.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU55 PCGS
85100432
F-101
Choice $160 New October 15! F-101 Web-book Plate Coin, Choice Original, Light Gold Patina and Luster, Typical Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. I would be surprised if this dime were not to receive CAC approval since so choice original at the assigned PCGS grade level. The F-101 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection reflecting old time quality and originality.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU50 PCGS
29763173
F-101
Original $85 Original Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Grade, West Coast Collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
PF62 NGC
1575755004
F-101
Original $450 Proof Strike, Deep Gun Metal Gray/Blue.. Definitely conservative grading on this proof dime as the mirrors are alive under bright light. In hand, the toning is a deep gun metal gray/blue but under light the mirror fields turn sky blue and rose gold. A 10x loupe inspection reveals a few random micro hairlines but not enough to justify a PF62 grade. Housed in older NGC holder with standarf ring insert; serial number 1575755-004. .
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS66 PCGS
50029230
F-111
Choice $800 Misplaced 8 in Base, Proof Like, Gem Toning, Birmingham Collection.. Rich gold and aquamarine patina covers this exceptional 1888 dime. Fully struck and attractive. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with serial number 50029230. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
AU50 raw
F-107
Original $65 Original Crusty Gray, Blemish Free Surfaces, Conservative Grading. A strictly original 1888 Philadelphia strike with uniform crusty gray surfaces. Strike weakness is the rule for many later date Philadelphia dimes as seen on this example. Conservative grading based on wear alone.
Seated 10C 1888S 1888-S
MS64
PCGS
19306300
F-111
R4
Choice $1650 Choice Original, Gray and Autumn Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. A challenging date at the higher mint state grades regardless of the 1,720,000 mintage. PCGS population report indicates twelve in MS64 followed by eight in MS65 and then four higher. Pricing takes a nearly 3X jump at the MS65 level with no recent auction records. This lovely example has gray-golden toning with darker shades on the obverse. Under bright light, the dark obverse toning simply melts away and exposing the underlying luster and light gold coloring along with a thin aquamarine ring at the rim. Reverse exhibits gold coloring on the upper wreath devices. Strike is complete and typical of the 1888 San Francisco date. Blemish wise, I see two very faint circular hairlines in the right obverse field that are completely toned over. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is completely warranted due to the strict originality and accurate grading. From the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1888S 1888-S
MS63 raw
F-112
Choice $450 New October 23! Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Gray Patina, Indiana Collection. Most 1888 San Francisco struck dimes are found with frosty surfaces, but on occasion, some are seen with reflective satiny surfaces. This is the case for the F-112 die pairing that was identified in the past five years. Collectors who grow familiar with the frosty surfaces for this date may be taken back by the lightly mirrored fields and reflective luster on this specimen. Surfaces are no question choice original with semi transparent rose-gray patina. An important offering from the Indiana Collection that was previously housed in PCGS Rattler holder at the MS63 level.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
PF65CAM PCGS
03622188
F-101
Gem $1950 Gem Original, Mirrored Cameo Fields, Essentially Untoned. Gerry Fortin Collection.. A wonderful cameo example with watery mirrors and bold reflections under bright light. Surfaces are untoned except for a very faint layer of localize gold that the camera and image processing have enhanced. Full struck with not blemishes as one would expect with the PF65 assigned grade. PCGS population reports indicates (8) in PF65 Cameo while CAC has only approved (2) in PF65. This is one of the finest available at this grade level. Housed in early PCGS "Series" blue label holder and approved by CAC.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS66 PCGS
08724540
F-114
Gem $950 New November 25! Gem Original, Natural Blue-Rose Patina, Heavily Clashed Die State, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Let's start off the description with the fact that I really like this dime due to the natural and untouched patina. This piece is a no question gem with thick blue gray toning that also includes rose on the obverse and aquamarine and yellow on the reverse. Under bright light, the baseline luster brings about a multi color glow especially on the reverse where the surfaces transition to deep blue. There are no blemishes whatsoever while the strike is nearly complete with the only weakness seen is at the upper left reverse wheat grains. Both the obverse and reverse dies are heavily clashed. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another lovely toned offering from the Upstate New York Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS65 PCGS
21602632
F-116
Gem $700 New November 28! Gem Original, Beautiful Original Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading . Let's open this description with a JUST BUY NOW recommendation. I've looked at many Liberty Seated dime during collecting and now, dealer career. This 1889 dime is gorgeous and the type of dime found in my personal collection. Satiny luster is consistent with MS66 grade level. Mottled toning is perfectly original. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at top of Liberty's head. Eye appeal is all there. So why only graded MS65? This dime resides in old PCGS blue label holder dating back to late 1990s. Grading was strict and conservative as compared to today's market. All I can find to explain the MS65 net grade is a tiny obverse line from left facing wrist to E in UNITED which is difficult to see on GFRC images. Otherwise this one is worthy of an MS66 grade level. If looking for a really nice 1889 dime without spending over four figures, then consider this piece.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS64
NGC
3102384011
F-120
Gem $465 Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine/Rose Patel Toning, Conservative Grading. A gem original 1889 Philadelphia strike that is so deserving of CAC approval. Glowing cartwheel luster couple with pretty pastel colors dominate the eye appeal. Obverse strike is nicely executed while the reverse die is weak and cracked results in some shallow relief to the reverse strike. This piece is essentially blemish free and so atttractive. Housed in newer NGC holder. GFRC images are unable to capture the bold cartwheel luster found on both obverse and reverse.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
AU55 raw
Choice $115 New December 9! Choice Original, Lustrous Olive-Gold Patina. New Purchase. Die variety attribution and description to be posted once in Venice office.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
Double Die Reverse
AU53 PCGS
85100437
F-106
Choice $160 New October 23! Double Die Reverse #3, Crusty OriginaL, Choice Surfaces, Even Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A perfectly natural example of the Double Die Reverse #3 variety with choice surfaces and crusty original patina. In The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors, there are five different double die reverse identified. The F-106 reverse is probably the most dramatically doubled of all with huge hubbing separation between the outer left wreath devices and at upper left of (O)NE. The CherryPickers guide is vague on 1889 Double Die Reverse listing as the illustration does not match the description and I'm unable to tell which of the multiple double die reverses are being referenced. The offered dime is an excellent examples of the F-106 reverse and is freshly graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for a new home in a serious Seated dime die variety collection.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
AU55 NGC
3832832053
F-101
Original $245 New October 20! F-101 Web-book Plate Coin, Near Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A pleasing 1889 San Francisco strike that is the F-101 plate coin within the The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-101 die variety features a Medium S sized mintmark with die file lines in the upper loop. Surfaces are strictly original with just a hint of gray patina. There is ample residual luster when viewing with a light source. A quality example that has been off the market since the mid 1990s. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
PF63
NGC Fatty
215471020
F-101a
Choice $675 Choice Original, Nice Mirrors, Struck from Business Strike Dies.. We typically expect proof dies to be reused for circulation strikes but in the case of the 1890 F-101 die pairing, circulation strike dies were polished and employed for proof strikes. The telltale diagnostic is a mint worker's attempt to tool out a faint reverse die crack on the circulation strike die. Please see the macro image taken from the web-book plate coin. The same diagnostic is available on this NGC PF63 example.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS66
PCGS
26595718
F-104a
Gem $1350 Gem Original, Creamy Satin Patina, Proof Dies Origination, Florida Collection.. An exceptional Liberty Seated dime with radiate creamy luster that is no question original. The circulation strike dies used to coin this specimen were initially used for proof strikes. Strike is better than average for later date With Legend dimes but there is weakness in the upper left wreath as is so common. I really like this dime as the creamy luster is stunning. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this piece.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS65
NGC
372301002
F-109
Gem $825 Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Transparent Copper/Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Colorado Collection. Yes, 1890 Philadelphia strikes are considered to be a common date in the Liberty Seated dime series. When locating gem mint state examples, I tend to shy away from blast while pieces and attempt to add examples with superior toning. This offering from the Colorado Collection definitely meets my standards. Cartwheel luster is bold and brash while the patina is a transparent copper blue. Strike is nearly full on obverse with a slight weakness at the top of Liberty's head along with incomplete wheat grains at the upper left wreath. Regardless, this piece is a flat out gem that will please even the most selective collector. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Conservative grading along with a Green CAC bean to validate the eye appeal. I love this piece and believe you will also.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS62
NGC
4189859004
F-108
Choice $295 Misplaced Digits in Lower Shield, Choice Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Accurately Graded. A wonderful crusty original 1890 dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are choice, blemish free and offer considerable luster for the assigned grade. The top loops of a 9 and 0 digits are visible in the lower shield. The extra 9 digit is located between shield lines 4 and 5 while the top loop of the 0 digit is located between shield lines 8 and 9. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval; conservative grading by NGC. A top quality offering and www.seateddimevarieties.com web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS62
PCGS
30624388
F-102a
Choice $235 Choice Original, Prior Proof Dies, Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely deserved. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
AU50 raw
TOP #90
F-105
Original $85 Misplaced Digit in Gown, Strictly Original Surfaces, Top 100 Varieties #90. There is considerable remaining luster on this nice 1890 Philadelphia strike that also happens to be one of the Top 100 misplaced digit entries for the date. Obverse is nice and frosty while the reverse has golden patina throughout. Strike is above average for a With Legend design dime. There are several obverse blemishes that are not distracting. Fairly priced for the variety and Top 100 status.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS62 NGC
4189862005
F-101
Choice $475 Choice Original for Variety, Misplaced 1 in Base, Challenging to Locate.. A pleasing Liberty Seated dime that is choice original including undisturbed surfaces covered with light gray patina. The F-101 die pairing is infrequently seen as my F-101 web-book plate coin was only an EF40 piece until locating this example. The misplaced 1 digit in the base is obvious on the obverse while the reverse appears to have been polished at least once since the triple repunching is no longer evident. I believe that this dime has an interim die state reverse between F-101 and F-101a whereby during F-101a, the reverse die is heavily polished and a significant portion of the devices details are removed and the mintmark being very weak. I've updated the F-101 webpage and used this dime as a plate coin. Definitely a dime for the advanced variety specialist. Housed in new NGC holder with serial number 4189862-005.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU58 raw
TOP #93
F-109
R3
Cleaned $135 Misplaced Date Obverse, Light Gold Patina, Top 100 Varieties #93.. This is the first 1890 San Francisco F-109 variety handled at GFRC and an important Top 100 Varieties candidate. The extra top loop of a 9 digit is easily seen to the right of the scroll end. This example has essentially no wear but has been dipped. Surfaces are now retoning with light gold patina that appears to be more red than gold in the images. There is one very thin line on the reverse in the left wreath mentioned for completeness but difficult to see even with 10x loupe. Since this dime is not strictly original, then I've priced at slihgtly above Top 100 price guide EF40 monies.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU55 PCGS
30624389
F-102
Original $185 Double Die Obverse, Original Ebony Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU50 PCGS
F-111
Market Acceptable $115 Cherrypicker Recognized MediumS/Small s, Light Gray.. A nice 1890 San Francisco example with even light gray patina and considerable luster under light. The Cherrypicker's Guide list this variety as a Medium S over Small S and placed a premium when located. In my web-book, the Medium S/Small S conclusion is not supported as I believe the artifact in the upper loop of the Medium S is actually on the mintmark punch. There is some confusion about this variety. This example is being sold as a typical 1890-S date without any premium.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU55 Details PCGS
27363959
F-107
Cleaned $155 S/S Mintmark Right, Old Cleaning, Rare Repunched Mintmark Variety.. This is my favorite repunched mintmark for the Seated dime denomination. Mintmark is repunched right with traces of the serifs visible to right of final mintmark. Also the initial mintmark loops are visible inside the final mintmark consistent with the web-book macro image. Dime grades AU55 from wear perspective but is too light silver color for PCGS, thus the Code 92 assignment. There are no hairlines with the dime having more of a slightly polished look rather than being dull from cleaning. Regardless, this is an excellent example of the variety. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
MS65 PCGS
90003349
Choice $625 Unlisted Die Pair, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Birmingham Collection.. A stunning 1891 Philadelphia strike with thick frosty luster through obverse and reverse. Strike is essentially full except for the upper left wreath wheat grains. Die pairing is unlisted with some obvious reverse die cracks. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
AU55 raw
TOP #95
F-109
R5
Market Acceptable New Price
$295
Rare Double Die Obverse, Top 100 Varieties, Light Gold Surfaces, Old Dip. The 1891 Double Die Obverse die pairing is an elusive entry in the Top 100 Seated Dime Varieties set. Few examples have been seen during my years of searching out this variety. Now the Indiana Collection consignor is offering an AU55 example with strong doubling throughout the shield and at AMERI(C)A. All F-109 examples are typically clashed with heavy die clash lines behind the main Liberty devices and within the wreath on the reverse. This example has seen a long ago dip and has retoned with a thin skin of golden patina. Many Top 100 set collectors need this variety and an important opportunity.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
AU50 raw
F-103
Original $125 Original, Clipped Planchet, Very Scarce. Darker original gray/brown patina covers both the obverse and ligher on reverse. Residual luster is evident under bright light. A difficult Liberty Seated dime error and time to pass this specimen to another collector
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS66 PCGS
25356979
TOP #96
F-106a
R3
Choice HOLD
$2400
Heavily Clashed Dies, Repunched Date and Mintmark, Frosty Luster, Osprey Collection, Top 100 Varieties #96, Finest Known.. Wow! A very special GFRC offering considering that the PCGS population for 1891 New Orleans strikes is a meager (11) pieces. Then add in the heavily clashed dies, a repunched date, a repunched mintmark and finally, substantial obverse rim cudding that are the primary characteristics of the F-106a Top 100 Variety. As would be expected for an MS66 example, the luster is bold and frosty while the strike is hammered. Surfaces are completely untoned and without any traces of a single blemishe. This piece is for the advanced collector attempting to be build the finest Top 100 Varieties set as this must be the finest example extant for the variety. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS65 PCGS OGH
4219100
F-113
Gem $1700 Crusty Gem Original, Old Green Holder, Gerry Fortin Collection.. One does not often see "crusty original" dimes graded MS65 but here is an example to consider. The strike is so well executed with bold devices throughout obverse and reverse. We surmise that many 1891 New Orleans dimes were struck on presses with high striking forces (for Morgans). In hand, the toning is dark but under bright light, this piece acquires a fiery red glow that is so attractive. Purchased during April 2007 from Warren Mills at Rare Coins of New Hampshire. Advanced collectors well know the quality coins sold by RCNH. Finally, this is also the Seated Dime web-book plate coin for the F-113 Repunched Date variety. Housed in PCGS old green holder; serial number 4219100
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
AU53 raw
F-120
Original $125 Original, Early Die State of Shattered Reverse, Proof Like, Web-book Plate Coin.. A wonderful early die state 1891-O dime with proof like obverse fields and a boldly struck reverse. Surfaces show minimal wear and ample luster. Used as web-book plate coin to illustrate difference between very early die state and later die state with shattered reverse. Buyer will be pleased with this specimen in their collection.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS64 † PCGS
15385274
F-118
Original $495 Crusty Original Gray Patina, Early Die State, Florida Collection. A strictly original example with surfaces that are covered with a crusty thick gray patina. The obverse die cracks through Liberty's head, the cap and OF are visible under a loupe but not as dramatic as on the web-book plate coin. Under bright light the surfaces come alive with reflective blues mostly on the reverse. GFRC photography is unable to well illustrate this piece and you will have to use some imagination on the reflective fields. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
MS64
PCGS
83993548
F-106
Choice $550 New December 7! Very Early Die State, Choice Original, Crisp Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. A gorgeous example of the 1891 San Francisco F-106 die pairing but rather than the weak base under Liberty and reverse mintmark, this example was struck from fresh dies. The obverse devices are bold with a thick base above the date. The same early die state condition is found on the reverse as the mintmark is fully formed and bold. Strike is hammered and PCGS grading is accurate. This piece offers vibrant cartwheel luster along with golden hues and fair blue under a bright light. This discovery of this early die state with different die characteristics necessitates a web-book update. The early die state will be designated F-106 while the currently listed late die state will become F-106a. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and deserving to be included in an advanced collection. Another fine numismatic property from the Indiana Collection.