Liberty Seated Dimes

1837 to 1859 | Circulated Through EF45

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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 55 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on October 20, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Small Date
VF30 raw
F-104
Choice $300 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Contrasting Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and choice original. Clashed reverse along with 6 degrees reverse misalignment right. A perfect No Stars type coin for a Whitman or Dansco album set. This lovely dime will certify in a heartbeat if that is the desired path. CAC approval is not out of the question if TPG accurately grades.
Seated 10C 1837 1837
VF20 raw
F-104
Choice $265 Small Date, Choice Original, Attractive Gray Center Framed by Blue Rims.. I really like this 1837 Small Date dime! Surfaces are mostly medium grade on the obverse and then transition to deep gray blue at the rims. Reverse has similar characteristics with thicker gray blue arc along with aquamarine gray center. There are no blemishes to mention. Bottom line, a perfectly original piece with lots of eye appeal at VF20 grade level. A great type coin possibility from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Small Date
EF45 PCGS
28215135
F-103
Original $575 Small Date, Original, Light Gray Surfaces, Conservative Grading.. An original first year strike with bold device details coupled with light gray patina. Fields exhibit a few random blemishes with none being distracting When first viewing this 1837 F-103 Small Date dime, I immediately saw an AU specimen with sharp rims. The assigned EF45 grade appears to be net grading decision by PCGS due to the field chatter as the major devices have minimal wear. Overall a nice example at an attractive offer price. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1838O 1838-O
F15 raw
F-101
Choice $285 Repunched Mintmark, Choice Original, Dark Gun Metal Gray Patina, Entirely Blemish Free, Top 100 Varieties.. Repunched Mintmark. Top 100 Varieties. Absolutely choice offering of the popular 1838 New Orleans No Stars date. Surfaces are covered with thick gun metal gray patina. Rims are sharply defined with fields and major devices being blemish free. A top quality offering that is accurately graded and priced attractively
Seated 10C 1838O 1838-O
EF40
PCGS
16568751
F-102
Choice $825 Choice Original, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Accurately Graded, Perfect Type Coin. A superb 1838 New Orleans strike that is a near gem with old album bullseye toning. Obverse and reverse centers are light gray and surrounded by rings of intermixed blues and gold. The F-102 die pairing features an obverse die that was previously used to strike the F-101 repunched mintmark variety. This obverse is paired with a second reverse die and results in the F-102 variety. During the latter case, the obverse die is fairly eroded with soft devices that lack crisp details while the reverse is not much better in term of strong devices. This example offers a typical strike and is accurately graded at the EF40 level. However, the surfaces and eye appeal are superior to most seen during my collecting days. CAC seemed to agree with green bean approval. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A super piece for a date/mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
VF35 PCGS
85100412
F-106
Choice HOLD
$275
New October 15! Business Strike with Proof Die Alignment, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1839 F-106 die pairing captures proof strikes until a circulated example was discovered during 2015. Multiple die press setups were employed with the F-106 die pair results in different reverse die alignments. The initial pairing, for proof strikes, results in 12 degree left reverse die alignment and no traces of obverse die cracks. This die alignment was considered to be an important diagnostic for proof strikes until Gerry Fortin discovered a VF35 example with same reverse die rotation. Was this specimen a proof strike that escaped into circulation or yet another business strike variation for the die pairing? Listed in the 1839 F-106 web-book page to document the discovery and fact that proof and circulation strikes are known with 12 degree left reverse rotation. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
VF30 raw
F-106b
Original HOLD
$65
New September 30! Original Gray, Few Rim Marks, Massachusetts Collection. A strictly original example of the 1839 date with light gray patina throughout. Darker aquamarine toning arcs are seen on the obverse and upper reverse. Obverse rim has a few marks to consider. From the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
VF35
PCGS
33867997
F-104
Choice HOLD
$450
Repunched Mintmark, Early Die State, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Osprey Collection. One does not often see early die state examples of the 1839-O F-104 variety with boldly repunched mintmark but with a trace of the horizontal bisecting die crack. This piece, from the Osprey Collection, is an early die state example with choice original surfaces. Light gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Grading is accurate while the surfaces are fully blemish free. Housed in 2015 style holder with CAC approval. PCGS label reads "No Drapery RPM FS-501, F-104, (FS-003.28)". A special offering for the Liberty Seated dime variety specalist.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
VF35 NGC
1652175009
TOP #14
F-108
Original $1495 Huge O, Choice Original, Birmingham Collection. This is one of the better examples seen while working with the Liberty seated dime series. Most Huge O dimes comes with some type of problem and strictly problem free examples in EF or better grades are rare. So along comes this wonderful example from the Birmingham Collection. Accurately graded and very close to EF due to the lapped obverse die and well worn reverse from 1838. Surfaces are covered with strictly original and uniform gun metal gray patina with hints of blue and rose intermixed. Strike is bold validates this is a middle die state example since there is no die crack from (U)NITED to the rim. In terms of blemishes, there are a few fully toned over old lines on the obverse but given this piece's grade rarity, they don't bother me in the least and should not bother the buyer. Housed in old NGC holder with standard circular insert. As a serious student of the Liberty Seated dime series, I enjoy handling consignment dimes that bring a good balance of quality, rarity and eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
VF20 raw
F-107
Original New Price
$240
Huge O Obverse Paired With Small O Reverse, Original Medium Gray, Marks, Indiana Collection. After 25 years of collecting and researching Liberty Seated dimes, I can say with much certainty that the 1839 New Orleans F-107 die pairing, with small O mintmark, is scarcer than that of Huge O reverse strikes. One infrequently sees this variety and most known will have problems. This offering, from the Indiana Collection, is strictly original but does have scattered lines throughout the obverse. These lines are old and fully toned over. The reverse is blemish free. Pricing is fair given the overall quality and rarity.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
G6 raw
TOP #12
F-104a
Original $75 New October 20! Repunched Mintmark, Horizontal Die Crack, Original, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. An original raw example of the 1839-O repunched mintmark reverse with late die state horizontal die crack. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #12. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
F12 NGC
2723158013
TOP #13
F-106a
Original HOLD
$85
New October 8! Original Gray Patina, Intermediate Cobweb Reverse Die State, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1839-O Cobweb Shattered reverse is always popular with Seated dime die variety collectors. This example offers reverse die cracks between the F-106 and fully shattered F-106a die states but would still qualify for inclusion into a Top 100 Varieties set. Accurately graded with mostly gray surfaces along with some ebony toning on upper obverse. Housed in new NGC large font holder and fairly priced. A quality offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
No Drapery
VF35 PCGS
85100413
TOP #15
F-103
Original $195 New September 13! Popular Chin Whiskers Variety, Original Medium Gray-Ebony Toning, Well Struck, Undergraded. An original example of the popular 1840 No Drapery Chin Whisters variety. Surfaces are covered with thick medium gray patina and deeper ebony on the reverse. Strike is full as one expectes from nearly all 1840 No Drapery dimes. Fields and main devices are entirely blemish free. Heavy die polish lines under Liberty's chin are bold and easily seen with 10x loupe or on the GFRC images. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Please look closely at the GFRC images as this piece is undergraded at the VF35 level. I would grade EF40/EF45. An attractive original offerings for that #15 slot in a Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
Drapery
F15 PCGS
84078257
Original $280 With Drapery, Always in Demand, Original, Uniform Gray-Brown Patina, Accurately Graded. 1840 brought the transition from No Drapery design hub (pure Christian Gobrecht engraving) to a modified design With Drapery by Robert Hughes and Christian Gobrecht. The modified design brought a fully Liberty design with higher gown line and more robust body. 1840 Drapery dimes are challenging to locate in any grade and a prize for those attempting a date and mintmark set. This example is perfectly original and accurately graded. Strike is nicely executed. Blemish wise, the only mark to note is a faint line on Liberty's check that is not distracting but mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
With Drapery
EF45 raw
F-101
Cleaned HOLD
$275
New September 30! Scarce With Drapery Date, Old Cleaned, Bold Devices, Massachusetts Collection. The 1840 With Drapery date is quite difficult to locate fully choice and is rare in EF or better regardless of the reported mintage of 377,500. The surviving population simply does not match the report mintage. This example, from the Massachusetts Collection, graded a full EF45 but has been cleaned. Surfaces are a slightly reflective silver gray with faint hairlines seen with 10x loupe. This piece would make a good filler for the 1840 With Drapery slot in a Dansco or Whitman album as pricing is discounted for the cleaning. As reference, a choice example in EF45 would be about $800-$900 retail price.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
VF20 raw
TOP #16
F-106a
Original $175 Original Gun Metal Gray, Medium O, Late Die State Reverse Crack. Even gun metal gray/blue toning covers obverse and reverse. There are minor toned over lines on the obverse while reverse has a tiny rim mark at 8:00. These are mentioned for accuracy. Reverse is obviously late die state with the die crack through STAT(E)S. Conservative grading as there is substantial details remaining on this difficult variety.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
Lg O
F 15 raw
F-105
Original $185 Obverse 2 Paired with Large O Reverse, Original Gray.. An original dime with severe die erosion on the obverse with heavy metal flow lines from rim to stars and date. Reverse is a bit better than VF20 but has several toned over marks on the denomination.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
Sm O
EF40 PCGS
28715648
F-110
Original $495 Small O, Original Medium Gray, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Web-Book Plate Coin. Yes, I'm slowly releasing Liberty Seated dimes from reference collection. Offered here is the New Orleans 1840 F-110 web-book plate coin that was purchased during February 2001 and PCGS graded during 2014. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with a uniform gun metal gray patina. This one of the small O varieties and in an early die state. Surfaces are entirely blemish free but there is a small rim bump at 8:00 on the reverse. Overall, an attractively graded early Liberty Seated dime. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
EF40
PCGS
12942571
TOP #16
F-106a
Choice $975 Medium O Mintmark, Reverse Die Crack, Choice Original, Greer Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection . Ahwash 2, Medium O Mintmark With Die Crack. A historically significant offering given continual variety plate coin status since 1992. Surfaces are fully choice and perfectly original. This dime first appears in Brian Greer's The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes when published in 1992. Though only graded EF40, this piece is the plate coin for the Medium O mintmark size. Greer calls the Medium O, "the scarcest in all grades. It is easily the scarcest mintmark size and is very rare above VF." Greer assigns an R5 rarity rating in EF/AU grades. The offered example was purchased from Greer after his Guidebook release and become the 1840-O Medium O plate coin in the Fortin web-book. An incredible example with well worn reverse die and long vertical die crack through STAT(E)S. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The perfectly original surfaces demanded CAC approval. This dime is not on any First Right of Refusal and is immediately available.
Seated 10C 1841 1841
EF40
PCGS
26580340
F-102
Choice $150 Choice Original, Uniform Crusty Gray Patina, West Coast Collection. 1841 Philadelphia strikes are more challenging to locate than their New Orleans counterparts thought New Orleans strike have the pricing advantage. This Philly piece is perfectly original and accurate graded. Surfaces are covered with crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is a tad weak at the gownline but the stars are nicely rounded and connected. About as original as a collector could find. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. Accurate graded and approved by CAC. You can't go wrong with this piece.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
VF20
PCGS
29739515
TOP #19
F-101
Choice $2200 Large O, Closed Bud Transitional Reverse, Choice Original Gray, Accurately Graded.. Please don't under estimate the importance of this offering as locating a choice original 1841-O Closed Bud dime at or above the VF grade level will take years rather than months. I am pleased to offer this strictly original and choice example to GFRC customers. Both obverse and reverse devices are well struck considering the reverse die is well worn, cracked and left over from 1840. On the offered example, the die cracks from UNITED to rim are overtly defined. Remember that 1841 Transitional dimes were struck at the New Orleans mint during January 1841 with left over 1840 reverse dies since no new 1841 reverses were available. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS with serial number 29739515. The PCGS label reads, "Trans Rev, Large O, Sm Lett, FS-902 (FS-003.3). This label allows the new owner to immediately add into PCGS Set Registry's new Top 100 Seated Dime Varieties set. Asking price is fair for the quality and grade rarity.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
Genuine PCGS
15036924
TOP #20
F-102
Market Acceptable $14500 Transitional Small O Closed Bud Reverse, Rare AU Grade, Gerry Forting Top 100 Varieties Collection . Greer 101, Discovered after Ahwash published his Encyclopedia. Transitional Small 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. Small O Closed Bud dimes are more difficult to locate in EF or better with few known in AU and none in mint state. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. This example grades a full AU but has probably seen an old obverse wipe many years ago. The obverse is toned a light golden gray with deeper coloring across Liberty and the right field. The reverse is toned a uniform gun metal gray. Device details are crisp on the reverse allowing for an understanding of the Small O reverse die preservation state (die used to strike 1840-O F-107 dimes) in early 1841. The obverse has strike weakness at the gown line, head and stars 7 and 8. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and assigned a Genuine designation. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Sm O Sm Lett, FS-901". I get the Small O labeling by PCGS but not the Small Letters. Regardless of the PCGS Genuine designation, this is one of the finest 1841-O Small O Closed Buds extant and indicative of how rare a certifiable example actually is. A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
EF45 raw
F-111a
Market Acceptable $195 Rusted and Cracked Dies, Rare Die State.. Just added as web-book plate coin since previously specimen was only VG10 and borrowed from LSCC member. A well struck specimen that borders on AU grade with die rust pitting and reverse die cracks being so evident. Surfaces a blemish free except for a toned over obverse depression by Star 5. I believe this dime was dipped in the past and has since retoned.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
Transition Reverse, Large O
AG03 PCGS
81638051
TOP #19
F-101
Original $575 Transitional Closed Bud Reverse, Large O, Original Medium Gray Patina, Top 100 Varieties Set #19, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The Closed Bud Transitional reverse die varieties were struck during early 1841 at the New Orleans mint while awaiting fresh reverse dies from the mother mint in Philadelphia. Strikes from left over Large O and Small O reverse were first identified in the 1970s but early researchers Kam Ahwash and John McCloskey and later made popular by Greer. This example is so typical with an obverse that grades full Good but with a badly worn reverse. PCGS assigned an AG03 grade which is accurate. Surfaces are toned over with original gray patina. This piece is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The PCGS label has everything one needs to know about this variety, Trans Rev, Lg O, Sm Lett, FS-902 (FS-003.3), F-101. A nice original offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
VF35
PCGS
12863108
F-102
Choice $350 Medium O, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Eye Appeal, West Coast Collection. A choice F-102 cracked reverse example with die cracks from rim to STATES. 1842 New Orleans dimes are notorious for being weakly struck. This example is well struck with rounded stars and nearly fully head details. Surfaces are covered with original medium gun metal gray/blue patina with the blues dominating under bright light. There are no distracting blemishes. Accurately graded and approved by CAC. Housed in older blue label PCGS with standard ring insert. Another strictly original piece of Seatd coinage from the West Coast collection.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
VF30 ANACS
686769
F-104
Choice $375 Choice Original, Small O, Early Die State.. Housed in an early generation ANACS white holder with the Breen 3241 designation on the label. For those who appreciate strictly original dimes, this piece is for you! Surfaces are toned an even medium gray and fully problem, blemish and mark free. This is essentially a perfect 1842-O small O example at the VF30 grade level. An obvious early die state with no cud formation on the left upper rim.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
Small O
VF30 PCGS
85100414
TOP #24
F-104a
Original $465 New September 13! Original, Difficult Small O Reverse, Later Die State Obverse Cud, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. An important Top 100 Varieties set offering as the 1842-O Small O with bold obverse cud can be elusive. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with medium ebony-gray patina. This is a well struck Small O example and rather atypical for this variety. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with "F-104a" designation on the PCGS label. From the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
EF45 raw
F-101a
Cleaned $175 Lapped Dies, Retoned, Light Gray Patina, New Jersey Collection. A classic example of the F-101a variety and die state with lapped obverse and reverse dies. This variety comes with poorly defined head and stars along with erratic reverse wreath leaves. The offered example has seen an old time cleaning resulting is reflective surfaces at the EF45 grade level. Faint hairlines are visible in the obverse fields with most covered by a new layer of gray patina. Removed from a Library of Coin album and off the market for several decades.
Seated 10C 1843O 1843-O
VF35 PCGS
15978076
F-101
Original $1750 Challenging Date, Original Light Gray, Weak Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. The 1843 New Orleans date remained under rated for years as collectors did not appreciate the lack of surviving specimens in AU or better. In VF30 through EF45, then date quickly becomes very scarce and deserves a strong pricing premium. Strike variability is also an issue for this New Orleans date. This example, from the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry, offers original surfaces covered with light gray patina. Obverse strike is weakly executed at the head and gown line while the scroll and lower left facing leg are properly defined and can be used for grading. Accurately graded by PCGS and housed in older blue label holder with standard ring insert. An opportunity to acquire a strictly original example of this scarce New Orleans date.
Seated 10C 1843O 1843-O
VF20
PCGS
27480768
Choice $1245 Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. If in the market for a choice original 1843 New Orleans dime with eye appeal, then this offering might be for you. Surfaces are strictly original with ring contrast toning. The stars and reverse legend are surrounded by dark gray/ebony that quickly transitions to medium gray fields and then lighter main devices. There are no blemishes or other point of distraction on this lovely example. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. This is the second time that GFRC has handle this semi key date dime and I would love to continue buying this one back.....
Seated 10C 1844 1844
VF25 PCGS
31916903
Original $585 Little Orphan Annie Date, Original Ebony Gray Patina, Conservatively Graded, Massachusetts Collection. Popular 1844 date that is often referred to as the Little Orphan Annie date due to early 1990s dealer promotion. Low mintage and scarcer date in VF or better and downright rare in EF or better. This original example is covered with ebony-gray patina and is conservatively graded at VF25. Might I suggest VF30 as a fairer grade? Strike is bold with ample remaining device details. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality duplicate offering from the Massachsetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1844 1844
EF45 NGC
3832833016
Original $1795 Scarce Date/Grade, Web-Book Plate Coin, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Accurately Grade. . Fully toned due to storage in a Numismatic Gallery (42 E. 50th St., N.Y.C. and 8943 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA) paper 2x2 envelope for decades. Numismatic Gallery was founded in 1937 by A. Kosoff and dissolved during 1954. Hand written on the envelope is "1844-10c Evann Abt Unc". Rotating the dime in light produces highly reflective fields with fiery gold and rose colors on obverse and soft blues on the reverse. This dime was purchased during 2002 timeframe and remains as part of reference collection but time to sell duplicates.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
VF20 raw
F-102a
Cleaned New Price
$185
Repunched 8, Rare 1845 Date Variety, R6 Rarity, Old Album Retoning. The 1845 F-102a is such a rare and under appreciated die state variety among Liberty Seated collectors. The extra repunched top loop of the 8 digit is visible between 9:00 and 12:00 on this example and is seldom seen offered. To provide an explanation on the F-102a variety, following is an extraction from the Liberty Seated Dime web-book. So when was the Variety 102a dime struck? Could the repunching over the 8 digit be visible only when the obverse strike is very bold? Could the Variety 102a variety be a bold strike die state of the Obverse 1 and Reverse C.2 die pairing? I believe this to be the case. The continuing difficulty in locating an example of this variety versus the general availability of other 1845 repunched varieties, would suggest a striking anomaly or die state phenomenon as a potential explanation. The repunching of the 8 digit on Obverse 1 could have been present on the die for a considerable time. However, the repunching is very shallow on the face of the die, requiring a strong strike to pass an imprint to the planchet in the die press. The offered example has been lightly cleaned in the past and is retoning. I've assigned a Cleaned quality rating as the cleaning was substantial while this piece has not fully recovered.
Seated 10C 1845O 1845-O
VF25
PCGS
16772219
F-101a
Original $550 Original, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded.. A perfect example at the VF25 grade level with strictly original gray patina and well balanced contrast between the fields and main devices. Strike is all there and there are no blemishes to mention. Approved by CAC and housed in older PCGS blue label holder with circular ring insert. Just a nice 1845-O dime with honest wear.
Seated 10C 1846 1846
VF25
PCGS
32758180
Choice $1400 New September 21! Key With Stars Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Wholesome and Blemish Free. 1846 Philadelphia strikes are well recognized as being the key date for With Stars design type. Mintage is only 31,300 with most surviving examples being in lower circulated grades. This date is prohibitively rare in Mint State with two examples known. Most collectors will search out choice original circulated examples for their date and mintmark sets. This new GFRC offerings should definitely be considered for several reasons. First are the choice original surfaces with classic gun metal gray patina with some calling this toning crusty. Second is the lack of any blemishes. Finally, this example is attractive with uniform though not complete strike. It is a wholesome pleasing example with CAC approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for a home with a selective collector who will appreciate the quality.
Seated 10C 1846 1846
VF20 PCGS
27157436
F-101
Choice $1200 Key With Stars Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Grade, Under Construction Collection. 1846 Philadelphia strikes are well recognized as being the key date for With Stars design type. Mintage is only 31,300 with most surviving examples being in lower circulated grades. This date is prohibitively rare in Mint State with two examples known. At the mid circulate grade level, this lovely VF20 has much to offer a serious collector. Surfaces are choice with no distracting blemishes. Toning is a light gray that allows the major devices to nicely contract with the surrounding fields. Strike is typical. There are a few very faint micro lines on the reverse between ONE and DIME that will appear if the coin is perfectly angled under a bright light. This is mentioned for 100% accuracy as the micro lines are not evident during in hand viewing. 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. A solid 1846 example that will be heading to CAC for review if not sold by Summer FUN.
Seated 10C 1846 1846
G06 PCGS
31622458
F-101
Choice $450 New October 8! Key Date For With Stars Design Type, Choice Original, Bold Rims, Olive-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1846 Philadelphia strikes are well recognized as being the key date for With Stars design type. Mintage is only 31,300 with most surviving examples being in lower circulated grades. This example offers choice original surfaces that are entirely blemish free. Obverse rims are bold while the reverse rim is nearly complete. Attractive olive-gray patina compliments the residual device details. Overall, an attractive example that is fairly graded and probably worth a CAC attempt. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection of interesting Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1847 1847
VF20 PCGS
83049803
TOP #29
F-101
Choice $200 Date Overlaps Base, Crusty Original, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The definition of crusty original! Surfaces are natural gun metal gray with no blemishes whatsoever. A strong VF20 due to strike weakness, especially on the reverse wreath leaves. The F-101 die pairing, Date Overlaps Base, is part of the Top 100 Varieties set. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfectly original offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
VF30 PCGS
28176897
F-103c
Original $295 Original Gray. Undergraded, Rusted Die, Small O. . The F-103c variety results from a lapped and rusted obverse die paired with fresh reverse die. Of all the 1849-O die pairing and die states, the F-103c probably comes the best struck. However, the date digits are quite weak due to die lapping. This specimen exhibits even gray toning and the surfaces are blemish free. I would grade this dime as VF35 due to strong head and gown line details on obverse and strong wreath leaves. The light rust pits for the variety on obverse wear quickly and are not too evident on this piece.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
VF30 raw
F-101
Market Acceptable $185 Typical Large O Strike, Retoned Surfaces, New Jersey Collection. Yes, the 1849-O F-101 Large O dimes are typically with weak obverse strikes including flat heads and stars. Locating a fully struck F-101 1849 New Orleans will take years of searching. This example has seen a long ago clean and is complete retoned and attractive gray with rose and blue hues. I've designated this example as "market acceptance" due to the quality of the secondary toning. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in Library of Coin album for decades and fresh to market.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
VF30
NGC
4206292008
F-101b
Original $350 Large O, Late Die State, Original Uniform Light Gray, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection . 1849 New Orleans F-101 strikes are notorious for being weakly struck. During later die states with a crack reverse die (F-101b), the obverse is always weak with flat heads and stars being the rule. This example, from the Tenafly Collection, is typical and is undegraded based on wear at the assigned VF30 grade level. This example is a full EF40 if not better, but the TPG will net grade the strike. CAC review resulted in a green bean due to strictly original surfaces and conservative grading. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
Small O
EF45 PCGS
11778906
F-102
Choice $495 Small O, Near Gem Steely Gray with Light Gold Rims, Residual Luster, Conservative Grading. When buying new GFRC inventory, I typically place a collector hat on and search out those coins with superior eye appeal while being accurately graded. Having a keen sense of individual Liberty Seated dime strike characteristics is also quite helpful. When I first laid eyes on this 1849-O dime, the purchase decision process was short and predicated on a reasonable price for the quality. Why do I like this piece so much? 1849 New Orleans dimes are poorly struck as a rule coupled with many pieces being produced from lapped dies. These dimes circulated heavily and most are seen with one problem of the other. This F-102 example is one of the better seen in a number of years. The assigned PCGS EF45 grade is conservative and more related to obverse strike weakness than wear. Surfaces are essentially pristine with lovely original gold ring surrounding the stars. Residual luster is quite evident under a light source. Trust me that 1849-O dimes don't often come this nice. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The asking price is high but so is the quality on this example.
Seated 10C 1850 1850
VF30 raw
F-104
Choice $50 Perfectly Original, Light Gray Patina, A Solid With Stars Example. A solid F-104 example with bold strike and perfectly original surfaces.
Seated 10C 1851 1851
EF45 raw
TOP #32
F-105
Market Acceptable $95 Repunched Date, Light Gray, Decent Strike, Top 100 Varieties . A decent example of the F-105 die variety with date repunching below the 851 digits. This dime has seen an ancient cleaning and has fully recovered on the obverse with nice light gray surfaces. The reverse is comparable with only a few subtle hairlines under DIME that have not completely toned over. Accurately graded at the EF45 level.
Seated 10C 1851O 1851-O
VF35 raw
F-101
Market Acceptable $185 Even Gray, Old Clean and Fully Retoned, New Jersey Collection. The uniform gray patina would convince most collectors that this 1851 New Orleans strike is original. Overall, an attractive example that has completely recovered from a long ago light cleaning. Strike is typical for the date with the assigned grade being accurate. Housed for decades in Library of Coins bookshelf album.
Seated 10C 1851O 1851-O
VF30 PCGS
26932443
F-101
Original $295 Crusty Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. 1851 New Orleans dimes are so challenging to locate choice in most grades and become very rare in AU or better when strictly original. Strike is also an ongoing issue as the single die pair was probably lapped resulting in many examples having weak center obverse and gown line details along with partial veins in the wreath leaves. This example, from the Florida Collection, is strictly original with typical weak obverse strike. Surfaces are covered with crusty gun metal gray patina and are blemish free. PCGS grading is accurate at the assigned VF30 level given the strike weakness. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
VF25 raw
F-105
Original New Price
$60
Shattered Reverse Die, Original Gun Metal Gray, Indiana Collection. Hubbed date and arrows obverse with badly cracked reverse die.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
No Arrows
G04 PCGS
31359681
F-102
Original $175 New October 8! Scarce No Arrows Type, Original Gun Metal Gray, Honest Wear, Conservative Grading, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1853 No Arrows date is well recognized as a scarce date in the Liberty Seated dime series and a rarity for Seated quarters. This Seated dime example sports classic gun metal gray patina over honestly worn surfaces. Obverse rim is bold while the reverse rim has a slightly worn spot to the left of the left stem end. PCGS grading is conservative as Good 6 would be more appropriate. Ideal for the challenging hole is a circulated date and mintmark set as strictly original and wholesome. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
No Arrows
F15
PCGS
27390603
F-101
Choice $425 No Arrows, Choice Original, Honest Wear, Even Gray, Accurately Graded. 1853 No Arrows specimens are so difficult to locate as compared to the omnipresent With Arrows counterpart struck later in 1853 with reduced weight planchets. This example is strictly original and choice with just honest wear. Surfaces are completely blemish free and toned a light medium gray. Always in demand by date and mintmark set collectors. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge insert. CAC approval recognized the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1853O 1853-O
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
85100420
F-105
Original $315 New October 1! Weak AMERICA, Large Oblique O, Original Gray, Fully Struck, Scarce Die Pairing, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Any 1853 New Orleans dime that comes to market in original EF45 or better should be carefully considered. Many examples are weakly struck at the head, surrounding stars and reverse leaves. Offered here is a wonderful F-107 example from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that is perfectly original and with a fully struck obverse. Surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that exposes rose hues when viewed under a bright light. Reverse strike is partial on the lower wreath leaves. The weakness at AMERICA is as hubbed on the working die. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 PCGS holder as part of the slow release of quality seated dimes from my large holdings. Purchased during 1999 and sitting in a bank box for 18 years. Now is the time to grab this example.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
EF45 raw
TOP #39
F-103
Original HOLD
$350
New October 20! Cracked Obverse, Oblique O Reverse, Original Gray, Fully Struck, Top 100 Varieties, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A challenging R5 die state (VF or better) for the 1854-O cracked obverse when paired with oblique O reverse. Surfaces are original and uniform light gray. Strike is hammered and allows an excellent if the shattered die between left arrow and 1 digit. Listed in the Top 100 Varietiesset as #39. Die variety collectors should pay close attention here. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
EF Details PCGS
29200301
TOP #38
F-102
Market Acceptable $1650 Shattered Obverse, Top 100 Varieties Semi-Key Date, Golden Retoned Surfaces, So Close to Original, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. An important Top 100 Varieties offering to consider. Some history is in order. This is the second time that GFRC has handled this 1854-O Shattered Obverse dime that resides in a PCGS EF Details - Cleaning holder. Surfaces are slightly dull in appearance as would be expected for a silver piece graded EF. The entire dime is covered with a uniform golden patina that becoming darker at the rims. Again normal for an original silver coin. The issue is the golden toning that results when a dipped coin sits in a paper 2x2 envelope for many years. Some silver coins will acquire golden coloring rather than grays. This is the case here as the offered F-102 dime has no signs of any mechanical cleaning. Eye appeal is strong for the variety with bold shelf metal through the date. There are no blemishes whatsoever to mention. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with PCGS Genuine Cleaning XF Cleaning label. From the Cleveland Collection with in hand inspection being recommended being drawing any negative conclusions.
Seated 10C 1855 1855
With Arrows
EF45 NGC
1619240001
Original $1250 Original Surfaces, Centered Broadstruck Error, Very Rare! . Why so rare? Please consider the striking process for a moment. A planchet is mechanically inserted into coinage press on top of anvil die (the reverse) and held in place with closed collar (adds reeding), then the hammer die (the obverse) strikes the planchet. If the closed collar is not activated to secure the planchet, then the planchet is free floating on top of the anvil die. Nearly all broadstruck coins are off center since there is no physical mechanism to center the planchet resulting in off center strikes that are popular with collectors. Consider the very low probability that a planchet would come to rest perfectly centered on the anvil die without the collar......I've reviewed HA archives and error coin sales; nearly all broadstruck seated dimes are off center. This is the first error coin to be purchased by GFRC and I am proud to offer to customers.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
VF30 raw
F-104
Original $45 Reounched Date, Original Gray, Typical Strike, Indiana Collection. Repunching on the 18 digits is obvious under a loupe. Surfaces are original gray.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
VF35 raw
F-108a
Original $75 Medium O, Original Gun Metal Gray-Blue, Interim Die State, Lower Reverse Die Breaks. A lovely example of the Medium O reverse with die breaks from the lower left reverse to rim and listed as F-108a die state. Surface are fully original and covered with gun metal gray-blue patina that exposes some rose hues under bright light. There is some verdigris on the reverse.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
EF45 PCGS
28172768
TOP #43
F-104
Choice $245 New October 15! Repunched 56 Up, Uniform Gray Patina, Well Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A choice original example of the popular Repunched 56 Up die variety that is part of the Top 100 Varieties set. Surfaces are perfectly natural and so well preserved. Light gray patina covers both obverse and reverse while strike is completely executed on all devices. Conservatively graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another quality numismatic property from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1856S 1856-S
EF Det PCGS
30932654
F-101
Original $1250 Original Surfaces, Toned Over Scratches, Rare In EF Grade, Michigan Collection. . Experienced collectors well understand how rare the 1856 San Francisco date is in EF or better grades. Even examples with small issues still command strong monies due to the overall scarcity of this date. How about this example that is strictly original with uniform medium gray patina? Unfortunately, the obverse has a fair number of fully toned over lines and was properly graded by PCGS as EF Details - Scratch. GFRC images are accurate as to the amount of obverse lines and their location. On a positive note, these lines are old and are completely toned over. Fresh to market from the Michigan Collection and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. I have seen much more problematic examples of this scarce date being offered at higher prices and believe we have priced this one fairly.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
EF45 PCGS
24908827
F-106
Choice $95 Choice Original, Gray/Rose Patina, Bold Strike, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection. Second time through the GFRC office for this Philadelphia struck 1857 dime. Please examine the images carefully as this dime is full AU with limited wear. The EF45 assigned grade is the result of strike variability that is so common on With Stars Seated dimes during that era. The higher design relief on both obverse and reverse, as compared to the No Drapery design, results in weak heads, gown lines, wreath leaves and stars on an ongoing basis. TPG graders must quickly judge strike versus wear and end up net grading based on strike. This is the case here. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1858S 1858-S
VF30
PCGS
15978079
F-103
Choice $1250 Choice Original, Better San Francisco Date, Light Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. CAC Approval July 2017! Let's open this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation given the tiny number of 1858-S dimes I've seen with choice surfaces. Wholesome and choice are two adjectives that come to mind when viewing this above average example. Wear is uniform with light gun metal gray and blue patina during in hand viewing. Under a bright light, the surfaces hold their color but with darker shades. I really like this example and please don't think too hard if in the market for this date. Obverse strike is complete with no blemishes whatsoever. Reverse is also entirely problem free though the wreath leaves are a tad weak. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry.
Seated 10C 1858S 1858-S
EF45 PCGS
15043388
F-101
Choice $1950 Choice Original, Typical Strike, Light Old Album Toning, Conservative Grading. The later date With Stars San Francisco strikes are always popular as semi key dates. Locating 1858-S examples is higher circulated grades that are problem free can be quite challenging. For your consideration is a lovely F-101 die variety example that has been graded EF45 by PCGS and resides in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. The assigned grade is accurate to a bit conservative given the non uniform striking issues with this date and also the subsequent 1859 date. Surfaces are original with residual luster. Gold and dark blue rim toning, typical of old album storage, is seen on both obverse and reverse. Obverse strike is reasonably strong with rounded stars but lack a full head and rounded lower leg. The reverse strike is so typical for the date with considerable weakness in the lower wreath leaves. I like this example as above average quality for most surviving examples seen as a collector.
Seated 10C 1859S 1859-S
VF25 raw
F-101
Cleaned $550 Challenging Date, Light Glossy Gray, Old Cleaning, Massachusetts Collection. 1859 San Francisco strikes have a small mintage of 60,000 and a very low survival rate choice as nearly all examples entered circulation during the busy California gold rush era. This example is typical of many seen with light gray surfaces from a long ago cleaning. This rare date is slowly retoning with darker patina surrounding the stars. Accurately graded as VF25 with a few tiny blemishes that are of no consequence given the retoning surfaces. From the "Bunker Collection" that was sold about 2005 on eBay and now being offered by the Massachusetts Collection consignor. Many collectors need this date to fill a hole in their Dansco or Whitman albums. Lay-a-ways are possible.