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 60 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on June 2, 2019

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Small Date
EF45 raw
F-104
Original $475 Dusty Golden Patina, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Ideal for Dansco Album. 1837 No Stars Seated dimes are always in demand as a type coin. It is difficult to keep this date in stock therefore always on the lookout for original specimens. Offered here is a lovely raw F-104 Small Date example with dusty golden patina. Strike is complete and wear is limited. A fair grade of EF45 has been assigned and priced accordingly. Surfaces and fields are entirely blemish free. Perfect for a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf type coin set.
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Large Date
EF40 raw
Original $425 Large Date, Original Silver Gray Surfaces, Conservatively Graded, Ideal Type Coin. 1837 dated Liberty Seated dimes are always in high demand as a type coin. GFRC is having difficulties in stocking this date due to high demand. This lovely raw example was acquired at the 2018 Central States show in trade and originated from a type set housed in book shelf type set. Surfaces are nice and original with silver gray patina that is typical for the date. Residual luster is evident and pleasing. An ideal candidate for yet another stay in a book shelf type set.
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Large Date
EF40 PCGS OGH
4309211
F-101b
Original $485 F-101b, Large Date, Steely Gray Patina, Undergraded, Fully Struck, Heavy Obverse die Cracks. Do you think this 1837 Large Date Seated dime is a little undergraded? An excellent F-101b example with original gun metal gray patina and steely fields. Pie shaped obverse die cracks are thick and raised off the surface. Strike is well executed. I'm calling this one a full EF45 but keeping the offer price reasonable. Housed in PCGS old green holder. Yet another quality type coin possibility from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection of Liberty Seated coinage.
Seated 10C 1837 1837
No Drapery, Small Date
VF25 PCGS
36664974
TOP #2
F-103a
Original $375 Top 100 Variety #2, Horizontal Reverse Die Crack, Small Date, Original Surfaces, Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. A popular Top 100 die variety whereby the reverse die develops a significant die crack starting from the rim at 9:00, through UNIT(E)D, the wreath, (O)NE and ending at DI(ME). This reverse die state also shows considerable erosion around the legend along with reverse rotation of 23 degrees left. Original surfaces are toned an even medium gray. An ancient rim cut below the date is noted for accuracy. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A quality offering from the Cleveland Collection. 1837 Variety 103a is rated as R3 for examples grading VF or better and can be located with careful searching of online dealer 1837 Small Date listings.Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with No Stars and Small Date on Label. A quality duplicate from the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery
VF30 PCGS
36240339
F-106a
Choice $185 Cracked Obverse #1, Late Die State, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Pleasing with Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. An attractive example of the 1838 Shattered #1 obverse but in a late die state with double die crack at star 7. The main die crack has become so severe that shelf metal has formed between the two sides of the crack. A choice original example with light gray surfaces and no blemishes to note other than a tiny mark below O(N)E that is mentioned for 100% accuracy. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 holder. From the Osprey Collection. I don't expect this example to last long on the price list as so darn nice!
Seated 10C 1838 1838
F12 PCGS
35376519
TOP #6
F-106
Choice $95 Cracked Obverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Cracked Obverse #1 as labeled by Brian Greer in his DLRC Press guidebook. Definitely choice with thick crusty gun metal gray-blue patina. Perfect for a budget Top 100 Varieties set as this would fit nicely into entry #6. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
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
F15 PCGS OGH
4298051
TOP #3
F-101
Original $325 Better No Stars Type, Original Surfaces, Old Album Obverse Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. Classic eye appeal and appearance for Seated Dime No Stars type. 1838-O dimes were the first minted at the New Orleans mint with survivers in all grades up to AU. In Mint State, this date is very challenging. Offered here is a lovely Fine 15 graded example with strictly original gray surfaces and nothing but honest wear and two tiny reverse divots at STAT(E)S. Obverse has old album dark gray with embedded gold while the reverse is uniform gray. Strike is typical for the F-101 die pairing. Also a candidate for inclusion in a Top 100 die variety set. Housed in PCGS old green holder. A fine numismatic offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28645438
F-105b
R7+
Choice $6500 Pie Shaped Shattered Obverse, Vertical Crack Die State, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The F-105b middle die state for the marquee 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse Die variety in F-105c terminal die state. During the F-105b middle die state, the obverse die exhibits a die crack starting at the rim and moving upward in between the 18 digits in the date and then through the right shield, Liberty's midsection, and ending at her shoulder clasp. Stars 8 is boldly repunched and Star 10 to a lesser extent. Significant radial die lines behind Liberty's lower gown are present. The 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse is only known in three distinctly different die states; early with no die crack followed by the middle die state with the vertical crack and of course, the terminal pie shaped die cracks. Originally purchased from Brian Greer during July 2000 as a raw AU and still believe this one is crusty AU. Gray-gold patina covers both sides. Conservative grading and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. The F-105b plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors reference guide. Probably the finest F-105b example known. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
EF45
PCGS
34198695
F-105
Choice $380 Large O, Choice Original Surfaces, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded. Large O. Thick crusty gray patina is the highlight of this perfectly original 1839 New Orleans F-105 strike. The reverse is particular crusty but with mint frost visible in the protected areas. Strike is completely executed. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
VF35 NGC
1652175009
TOP #14
F-108
R6
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
VF35
PCGS
F-107
Choice HOLD
$1250
New July 3! Rare Die Pairing, Huge O Obverse, Small O Reverse, Crusty Original Gray, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. James A. Stacks Sr. sale held during October 1994 by Stacks. One of the finest known 1839-O F-107 examples. The F-107 die pairing results of the Huge O obverse die being paired briefly with a Small O reverse. This die pairing is much rarer than the F-108 Huge O die pairing. The offered example thick gun metal gray-blue patina on both sides and is unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. The 1839-O F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book and in the Fortin collection since 1995.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
VF20 raw
F-107
R6
Original New Price
$175
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
No Drapery
VF20 PCGS OGH
4820652
TOP #14
F-108
R5
Choice $350 New June 2! Huge O Reverse, Early Die State, Atypical Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Top 100 Varieties Set. A crusty original example of the popular 1839-O F-108 Huge O reverse in an early die state. Surfaces are covered with a thick medium gray patina on both sides. An obvious early die state strike since stars 1 through 3 are well defined along with the 18 digits in the date. A quality example with unabraded surfaces and so well preserved. A fairly graded example with all seven letters in LIBERTY showing. Once the obverse die is lapped, F-108a example will have lower left obverse weakness that extends into the shield and lettering. Included in the Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties set as entry #14. Housed in PCGS Gen 2.2 old green holder with plastic haze on the lower reverse. Please note this fact when viewing the GFRC images. Attractively priced.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
No Drapery
EF45 ANACS
4533391
Original $185 No Drapery, Original Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. Even gun metal gray patina covers both sides. Nearly all 1840 No Drapery examples seen will have strong uniform strikes as is the case for this example. Accurately graded and housed in gold label ANACS holder. A quality No Drapery type coin offering from the Union Bridge Collection that is perfectly original.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
No Drapery
EF40 PCGS
29181043
TOP #15
F-103
Original $250 Chin Whiskers, Original Crusty Gray Patina, Conservative Grading Base on Wear, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1840 No Drapery Chin Whiskers die variety (F-103) is popular among collectors. This example, from the AuburnNY Collection, offers original surfaces and medium gun metal gray patina. Based on wear alone, this piece is a full EF45. However, there are some faint hairlines in the left obverse field and residual reverse verdigris that probably resulted in a net grade of EF40. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another nice Seated dime die variety offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
No Drapery
VF35 PCGS
85100413
TOP #15
F-103
Original $195 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 1840O 1840-O
Small 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
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
24166648
TOP #16
F-106a
R5
Choice $695 Medium O, Top 100 Varieties #16, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Toning, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection. 1840 New Orleans strikes are challenging in original EF or better grades. Three mintmark sizes are available with the F-106 variety resulting from a single Medium O reverse die. This pairing can be located in early (F-106) through late die states (F-106a). Late die states will have a long vertical die crack from STAT(E)S towards the N in ONE. The late die state is listed in the Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties set. This offering, from the amazing Tenafly Collectio, features natural light gray surfaces and completed diagnostics. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with speciality D.L. Hansen holder and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
VF30 raw
F-108
Market Acceptable $180 Small O Mintmark, Micro Surface Ticks.. An even light gray/brown patina covers obverse and reverse. I've seen a fair number of 1840, 1841 and 1842 New Orleans dimes with the same micro tick marks mostly on the obvese. I believe this dime is original and not cleaned but does have micro tick marks and a line on the reverse rim. I've also seen some of these New Orleans dimes in PCGS holders where TPG recognizes the original surfaces and net grades the coin. Images well capture the dimes surface conditions and color. Interesting how weak the reverse denomination is.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
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
No Drapery
VF20 PCGS
18602239
F-101
R6
Choice $350 Rare Large O Early F-101 Die State, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Cleveland Collection. The 1840-O Large O F-101 is a rare die state variety as compared to the more "available" F-101a where both obverse and reverse dies were lapped removing most of the obverse date punch details. The Cleveland Collection features a choice original example of this R6 die state. Surfaces are toned a natural ebony-gray on both sides. Conservatively graded as there is more residual device details that expected for a No Drapery dime graded VF20. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder. Given the die variety rarity and very conservative grading, this offering is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Old holder is a bit scuffy on the reverse.
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-112
Original $195 Rusted Obverse Die, Badly Worn Reverse, Original Surfaces, Golden Patina, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . The 1841-O F-112 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors online reference. Die variety analysis for the 1841 New Orleans date is complex with different die marriage. The story for the F-112 die pairing is best explained directly from my web-book as follows; "Variety F-112 results when Obverse 8 and Reverse F are paired. Obverse is badly rusted with damage being evident in Liberty's chest area. Previously Obverse 8 was paired with Reverse K which suffered a terminal die state cud at 12:00 and probably retired. During the F-112 pairing, Obverse 8 is matched with Reverse F which is also worn and cracked. The legend on Reverse F is weak especially at AM(ERICA) and barely readable on lower grade specimens. The die crack through AMER(I)CA is the primary diagnostic even during this late die state." An interesting example to consider given its pedigree and usage as a plate coin.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
VG10 PCGS
04129856
TOP #19
F-101 FS-902
Original $1150 Transitional Closed Bud Reverse, Large O, Antique Gray Patina, Well Defined Devices, Conservative Grading, Top 100 Variety #19. 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. The VG10 graded example offers device details associated with a higher grade due to conservative grading. Both sides are covered with antique gray patina. The obverse scroll edges are sharp and well defined with all letters in LIBERTY clear. The reverse wreath is also intact with 50% of the leaves showing internal veins. Blemish wise, there are ancient lines on the obverse only. These are toned over and not distracting. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label has everything one needs to know about this variety, Transitional Rev, Largeg O, FS-902 (FS-003.3). Also listed in the Top 100 Varieties set on the PCGS and GFRC Registries as entry #19. Last sold by GFRC during the July 2014 timeframe from the West Coast Collection.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
Transition Reverse, Large O
AG3 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
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 1842O 1842-O
EF40
PCGS
34823042
TOP #22
F-102a
Choice $750 Superior F-102a Offering, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Top 100 Varieties #22, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A wonderful 1842-O F-102a example to consider given the complete strike and unabraded surfaces and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Light gray patina is uniform and covers both sides. Obverse strike is especially pleasing and contrasts sharply with the shattered and worn reverse. This reverse sees considerable usage and develops numerous die cracks from the rim in the legend and wreath. This late F-102a die state was previously designated "Shattered Reverse #2" by Brian Greer in his 1992 guidebook. The F-102a die state is listed within the Top 100 Varieties set due to the abundance of reverse die cracks. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A gem original offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
VF30 PCGS
27930958
F-101b
R6
Choice $275 Choice Original, Heavily Polished Dies, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Undergraded (Actually EF40), Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An important offering of the 1842-O F-101b die state due to severely lapped obverse and reverse dies. The 1842-O F-101a and F-101b die states are by far the weakest struck dimes issued by the New Orleans mint during 1842. Perfect good dies were badly lapped resulting in excess loss of major devices and very shallow relief for subsequent strikes. The F-101b die states captures a filled obverse die occurence with missing lower shield and right base in the foot area. This example is perfectly original with old album aquamarine and gold bullseye toning under a bright light. An appropriate grade, based on circulation and wear, should be EF40. Part of the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and used as F-101b plate coin for The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die variety guide. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. No one in the TPG community understands the nature of this die variety therefore difficult to secure an accurate certification.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
VF30 PCGS
26686977
TOP #23
F-103
Original $345 Top 100 Variety #23, Shattered Reverse #1, Reverse of 1841, Original Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. The 1842-O F-103 reverse is a leftover die from 1841. The reverse die degrades further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that the die was polished or 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 F-103 examples are seen 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. From the Cleveland Collection is a strictly original example with natural gray patina. Obverse strike is crisp while the reverse is typical of a polished out die. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder. Listed as #23 in the Top 100 varieties set which is featured in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Seated 10C 1843O 1843-O
VG10 PCGS
28715651
F-101
Original HOLD
$315
Challenging New Orleans Date, Original Surfaces, Olive-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. A popular New Orleans date that is conditionally rare in EF and extremely rare in full original AU or better. Few AU and Mint State specimens are known. This well circulated example features honest weak and olive-gray toned surfaces. Rims are bold and elevated with all seven letters in LIBERY visible. A quality example that is housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. More well preserved Liberty Seated dimes from the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 10C 1845O 1845-O
EF45
PCGS
15736489
F-101
Choice $2450 Rare Date/Grade, Only Three CAC Approved EF45, Last Affordable Grade. The 1845 New Orleans date remains under appreciated in the Liberty Seated dime series. Choice examples in EF45 are very scarce while problem free AU specimens present a huge challenge. PCGS population documents the collector's dilemma; twelve certified at EF45 level, eight in AU50 and then only one each at the AU53, AU55 and AU58 grade levels. CAC approved examples can be counted on one hand! Three EF45s, one AU50 and one AU55. Obviously, this date remains extremely scarce in AU53 or better with EF45 being the last "affordable" grade level. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the three CAC EF45 examples in existent. A choice original example with steely fields that is typical for higher grade specimens. An orange-gold arc covers the right obverse while reverse coloring is mottled gold and deep aquamarine. Strike is typical for the date with strong obverse devices at the expense of reverse wreath leaves. Surfaces are pristine and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 style holder with CAC approval. This is a date that collectors should step-up for and use a lay-a-way if necessary. With only three CAC approved EF45s and one AU50, the opportunity should not be missed.
Seated 10C 1846 1846
VF25 PCGS
12480856
Original $1400 Key With Stars Date, Original Ebony-Gold, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. 1846 Philadelpha strikes are the key date for the 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. This mid circulated grade example, from the Union Bridge Collection, offers nice ebony-gold original surfaces that are entirely blemish free. Obverse strike is bold and well executed while the reverse exhibits typical weakness at the lower wreath leaves and ribbon bow. When viewed under a light source, the darker ebony coloring gives way to the embedded gold. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
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
F15 NGC
3382139013
F-101
Original $825 Key With Stars Date, Original Gray-Gold, Bold Devices, Accurately Graded. 1846 circulated strikes are accomplished on a single die pair. On the business strike obverse, the 6 digit in the date has a defect between the upper loop's ball and the upper section of the lower loop. The space between the crossbar of the 4 digit and the bottom feet is partially filled. Liberty's fingers, on the right hand grasping the pole, are poorly defined. 1846 Philadelphia strikes were limited to 31,300 and have the honor as the key date with the With Star issue. In AU or better, this date is extremely rare. The offered example sports considerable wear but has well defined devices and no abrasions. A strong representative of the 1846 date for a mid circulated grade date and mintmark set. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1846 1846
VG10
PCGS
37060221
F-101
Choice $675 With Stars Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Circulated Eye Appeal, Newtown Dansco Album Collection. 1846 Philadelphia strikes are well recognized as being the key date for the With Stars design type. Mintage is only 31,300. Most surviving examples are found in lower circulated grades as is the case for this Newtown Collection offering. This example offers choice original surfaces that are essentially blemish free for the well circulated grade level. Fields are mostly gun metal gray with golden obverse devices. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
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
AU Details raw
F-104b
Cleaned $385 Small O, F-104b, Old Clean, Bright Surfaces, Peripheral Obverse Gold, Massachusetts Collection. A well struck 1849-O F-104b example with bold obverse and reverse devices. Easily grading AU+ but both sides have been lightly cleaned with some faint hairlines in the obverse fields. Peripheral gold toning on the obverse is pleasing. Overall, an attractive piece due to the bold strike and original looking luster. Just not technically gradeable. From the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
Large O
EF45+ raw
F-101b
Choice $500 New June 2! Large O, Oblique Punch, Shattered Reverse, Rare Full Strike, Light Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Tombstone Joe Collection. 1849-O Large O dimes are notorious for being weakly struck. I've never seen an F-101 or later die states with a complete head. During the F-10b die state, the reverse is shattered. A concentric die crack ring is present on the right wreath. Kam Ahwash suggests that the weakness in reverse dies and their strike quality was a function of the dies being left over from earlier years. This is not the case for the F-101 Large O, oblique punch reverse as first seen during 1849. The offered example was previously sold into the Tombstone Joe Collection back in 2015. Now this duplicate is back to the GFRC price list for a second showing. A choice original example with bold obverse stars and nearly complete head. Surfaces are covered with a metallic gray patina and offer some residual luster. An unimprovable offering at the price point for a Dansco and Whitman bookshelf album collection.
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 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
R3
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 1850O 1850-O
EF Details PCGS
37060222
F-107
Market Acceptable $200 Rare Medium O Variety, Natural Gray Patina, Grainy Surfaces, Typical Strike, Newtown Dansco Album Collection. Honestly, this 1850-O F-107 Medium O dime was plucked from the Newtown Dansco album in anticipation of a straight PCGS grade. The toning is a natural gray and covers both sides. I was initially surprised to see the EF Details certification on the PCGS grading report. Once this piece was back in the office and studied, I can see the issue. The surfaces are grainy or textured and covered with some dark verdigris. It does appear that this dime saw a clean during its early life and subsequently toned over. Having said all of that, the F-107 Medium O mintmark size is most difficult to locate. This offering would be a good filler and is price fairly consistent with the PCGS details grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1850O 1850-O
F12 PCGS
30447879
F-105a
Choice $225 Reverse Rotated Left 45 Degrees, Popular Die State, Choice Original Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. The Large O F-105 Reverse is rotated left by approximately 45 degrees on a tiny number of examples of 1850 New Orleans struck dimes. Dick Osburn was the first to discover and report a rotated reverse for 1850 New Orleans coinage. The discovery piece graded VG-8. Afterwards, several other higher grade examples appeared in the market. We should not be surprised to find an 1850 New Orleans dime with a rotated reverse considering that three of the four 1849-O die pairings produced a rotated reverse event. From this new evidence, we know that the systematic die alignment problem that plagued the New Orleans mint in 1849 extended into 1850. The offered example is choice with crusty gray patina on both sides. Well struck and accurately graded. There is an ancient vertical line through the upper obverse shield noted for completeness. A quality example that is housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. From the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 10C 1851 1851
EF45 PCGS
27930964
F-102a
Gem HOLD
$180
New June 24! F-102 Late Die State Plate Coin, Beautiful Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . A gem original offering that is the 1851 F-102a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. The late die state obverse die crack below the date is boldly defined. Toning is a colorful gun metal gray-blue with embedded rose and gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval. About as nice of an EF45 graded With Stars dime as one could expect.
Seated 10C 1852 1852
EF40
PCGS
24908818
F-102
Choice $205 Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Well Struck, Fairly Graded, Tenafly Collection. A strictly original 1852 dime struck from the F-102 die pairing. Uniform gray patina on both sides. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in PCFS Gen 4.5 holder with blue label. Another quality offering from the Tenafly Liberty Seated Dime collection.
Seated 10C 1852O 1852-O
EF40
PCGS
11702021
F-101
Choice $550 Better Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Dusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Better Liberty Seated dime date with mintage of 430,000. It is possible that many of these were lost to silver arbitrage as the price of silver bullion was higher than face value. Choice original with dusty gray patina. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with standard ring insert. A perfectly original offering from the amazing Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
VF25 raw
F-105
Original New Price
$43
Shattered Reverse Die, Original Gun Metal Gray, Indiana Collection. Hubbed date and arrows obverse with badly cracked reverse die.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
VF20 raw
F-106b
Original New Price
$200
Reverse Die Cud at AMER(ICA), R7 Rarity Any Grade, Original Gray Surfaces, Rim Bruise 9:00, Indiana Collection. An R7 rarity 1853 With Arrows terminal die state with few examples known. On F-106b, a portion of the reverse die is separated resulting in a retained cud between the rim, the right stem end and the lower right wreath. On lower grade specimens, the A in AMERICA appears to be completely eliminated as a result of the broken die. However, on this VF example, the letters AMER(ICA) are still being struck and sitting on raised metal that is easily prone to wear. Surfaces are strictly original with uniform gray patina. There is an obverse rim bruise at 9:00, but then again, less than a handful are known at this time. An important Liberty Seated dime die variety offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1853O 1853-O
With Arrows
VF30 PCGS
84668202
F-104
Original HOLD
$95
Large O Mintmark, Original Light Gray Surfaces, Typical F-101 Strike, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Early F-104 die state with die cracks connecting the left and right base to the lower rim. Later die states (F-104a) result in a boldly shattered reverse. This F-104 example, from the Saco River Collection, offers a typical strike and original gray patina. Surfaces are completely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
EF40 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 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
35380155
TOP #39
F-103
Original $350 Cracked Obverse, Oblique O Mintmark, Choice Original, Challenging Top 100 Variety, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. During years of conducting Liberty Seated dime die variety research, I've seen my share of 1854-O dime with the oblique O mintmark reverse. However, later die state examples with bold die cracks from rim up to left arrow and 1 digit, are much scarcer. To qualified for inclusion into a Top 100 Varieties set, these die cracks must be present and obvious. This example definitely qualifies for a Top 100 set and then some. The die cracks have transitioned in a nice internal die cud between the left arrow and 1 digit and also on top of the 1 digit. Probably one if the latest die state examples I've seen. Surfaces are original and covered with crusty gray patina with embedded rose hues. Strike is complete and surfaces are entirely blemish free. A fair value at the asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
VF25
PCGS
34941544
TOP #38
F-102
Choice $1225 Popular Shattered Obverse Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Indiana and Grey Soldier Collections. One of the key varieties to the Top 100 Varieties set due to a spectacular obverse die crack that extends from Liberty's head down through stars 9 - 13 and across the date digits into the left rim below star 1. The die break is severe with shelf metal throughout most of the die crack and one of the latest die states seen. Why this die held together is a function of being use as an anvil die in the production press. If the hammer die (reverse) were as cracked as the obverse, then it would probably have broken apart with a large cud forming. Crusty is the operative word for the thick brown-gray patina that covers obverse and reverse. Surfaces are strictly original, never messed with and choice at the assigned grade level. Reverse strike is surprisingly good given the obverse die degradation. The obverse is weakness struck at the gown line and lower leg, which is typical for the variety. Grading the F-102 variety is better accomplished on the reverse. An important Top 100 die variety from the amazing Tenafly Collection.
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
EF40 PCGS
34997451
F-114
R6
Original New Price
$435
Rare 1856 Die Variety, Repunched Date, Original Light Gray, Indiana Collection. An early die state F-114 example with date repunching. Traces of the first digits are seen to the right of the final digits. The repunching to the right of the 6 digit is most obvious. There are two die scratches, on the obverse, forming an (X) in Liberty's right armpit. The reverse exhibits diagonal die lines behind UNITED into the left wreath elements. Die scratches are also seen behind (D)IME and, to a lesser extent, behind (O)NE. An original gray example that is accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another rare Seated Dime die variety from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
EF45 PCGS
28172767
F-106
R4+
Choice $285 Rusted Obverse Die, Repunched Date, Choice Original, Undergraded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Greer 103 Macro Image Plate Coin. An incredible 1856-O F-106 example that provides access to the heavily rusted Obverse 4 die and its widespread center device erosion. Surfaces are strictly original and choice with golden patina through out the obverse and peripheral gold on the reverse. Please have a close look at this piece as there is very little wear on the surfaces. The die erosion is so bad that most details are gone leading to an EF45 grade assignment by PCGS. This is another one of those cases where we question the grading as being wear or strike. Purchased raw from Brian Greer during December 1992 and in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since that time. I hate to see this piece leave the fold as it is also the F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
EF45 PCGS
28172766
F-108
Choice $275 Medium O, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Light Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Medium O, F-108 die pairing. The third Medium O reverse employed by the New Orleans mint during 1856. The Medium O mintmark is positioned left and low. Die clashing is visible between DI(ME) and above the lower leaf to the right of the mintmark. This conservatively graded example was purchased at the 1996 ANA World's Fair of Money show and subsequently graded. Soft frosty luster is pleasing and more consistent with an AU grade level. A typical weak strike on the wreath leaves mostly likely accounts for the EF45 grade. A top quality example that will please the most selective collector. The plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors reference guide. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
EF45 PCGS
29550942
TOP #44
F-105
Original $345 Top 100 Variety #44, Repunched 56 Down, Light Teal-Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Within the Liberty Seated dime series, the 1856-O Repunched 56 Down variety ranks as one of the boldest repunched dates available to collectors and is included in the Top 100 Varieties set. The final date punch on the F-105 obverse has been repunched in a clockwise downward direction over the previous date punch. Significant traces of the previous date digits are visible below the 1 digit and above and within the 56 digits. Die chips are visible around Stars 3 through 6. The obverse comes slightly rusted and generally found weakly struck. This example, from the Cleveland Collection, featured bold repunching and a well executed strike. Surfaces are covered with a thin layer of teal-gray patina. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
EF45 raw
F-104a
R6
Original $300 Late Die State, Repunched 56 Up, Rare, Original Gray Patina, AuburnNY Accordian. The 1856-O Repunched 56 Up die variety is quite popular and easy to locate. Bold repunching under the 56 digits, in the date, is obvious in earlier die states. The obverse die was used extensively and eventually lapped with the repunching below the digits effaced. In the final F-104 die state, the obverse die becomes heavily cracked with bold die crack from the foot to denticles and another die crack through the right field stars. I've seen few examples in this F-104a late die state and listed as an R6 rarity. A raw EF45 example has been consigned by the AuburnNY Accordian Collection for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with original gray patina. Strike is crisply executed with high relief stars and full wreath leaves. The obverse diagnostics are clear.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
F12 ANACS OWH
999192
TOP #44
F-105
Original $125 Repunched Date Down, Original Surfaces, Silver Gray Patina. Top 100 Varieties, Fairly Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A quality 1856-O F-105 offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection to consider. F-105 designate the Repunched Date Down die variety which is many times more difficult to locate than the F-104 Repunched Date Up variety. This example offers honest wear with silver-gray toned surfaces. Under a light source, faint rose hues are detected. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in ANACS old white holder with REPUNCHED DATE listed on the holder label.
Seated 10C 1856S 1856-S
EF45
PCGS
28586924
F-101
Choice HOLD
$2350
New July 21! Key With Stars Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Golden-Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Newtown Collection. First year of Liberty Seated dime production at the San Francisco mint with limited mintage of 70,000. Most surviving examples are seen with problems including a fair number that end up being TPG certified. This EF45 graded example is strictly original with choice surfaces. The golden-brown patina is consistent with strict originality and they type of eye appeal that CAC will approve. PCGS has certified only nine pieces at EF45 with few auction apperances in CoinFacts records. CAC has approved only seventeen in all graded and two at EF45 level along with a single AU58 in all AU grades. If searching for a CAC approved EF/AU example, your choices are miniscule and best to acquire this example. Fairly priced for overall quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont holder with CAC approval. Another quality duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection that should not last long on the price list.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
PF64
NGC
685163003
F-101
Gem $4750 F-101 Proof Strike, Rare Early Date, Ex. Pittman Collection, CAC Approval, Watery Mirrors, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. Pittman Collection and off the market since April 2002 in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. A boldly reflective example of the early 1857 proof rarity. Watery mirrored fields offer brilliant clarity and reflectivity. An absolutely hammered strike with all devices being sharply struck and defined in high relief. A transparent thin golden film covers the surfaces on both sides. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed the lightest ancient obverse field lines which account for the assigned grade on this highly appealing Gem offering. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality, overall eye appeal and quality consistent with the Pittman pedigree. An important opportunity for the astute Liberty Seated dime advanced collector to snag a piece of numismatic history. The F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 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 1859 1859
PR64 PCGS
50064684
Choice $1850 Near Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Active Mirrors, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . At GFRC, we like our LIberty Seated coinage, including proofs, to have 100% natural surfaces and crusty gray patina where possible. This is the case for this near gem original 1859 proof strike. Sourced from a Heritage auction way back during November 2003 due to the atypical crusty obverse toning with incremental gray patina on the reverse. Under the toning are active mirrors. Strike is absolutely hammered. 1859 proofs were minted from two different obverse dies labeled as Obverse 1 and Obverse 2 in the "web-book". Obverse 1 is the more common of the proof obverse dies while Obverse 2 accounts for about one in five of the 1859 proof dimes seen to date. Obverse 2 presents a medium level date while Obverse 1 exhibits a medium date that slopes upward. The two obverse dies are fairly easy to distinguish once the collector understands the existence of both proof varieties. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. The F-102 dime is the proof plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors and arriving to market after spending 15 years in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Again, an atypical proof example for fans of crusty originality.
Seated 10C 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.