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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 69 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 27, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1837 1837
EF45 PCGS
34946522
F-101b
Original $575 Late Date State F-101b, Original Surfaces, Rose, Gold and Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A popular type coin date and GFRC continually struggles to keep EF-AU examples in stock. Luckily, the Saco River Collection adds this lovely original 1837 F-101b example to stock. Rose, gold and blue colors are seen on the obverse with similar colors on the reverse. Surfaces are well preserved with no blemishes to mention. This piece was struck with late die state crack obverse die. Shortly after this coin was struck, the dies classhed resulting in subsequent strikes having heavy die clashing at Liberty neck and surrounding the head. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
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
Small Date
VF25 PCGS
26519410
TOP #2
F-103a
Choice $415 New July 25! Horizontal Cracked Reverse, Top 100 Varieties #2, Choice Original, Gorgeous Gray-Gold Coloring, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Let's open the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I really like this 1837 F-103a dime for the grade. Surfaces are covered with rich gray-gold patina leading to a mild circulated cameo appearance as a starting point. Blemish wise, this dime is perfect with nothing to mention. The long F-103a reverse crack extends into DI(M)E and is well formed. Accurately grade and a choice example housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A perfect specimen for the #2 entry in a circualted Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
VF30 raw
TOP #5
F-103b
R4
Original $175 New July 12! Vertically Cracked Reverse, Original Gray Surfaces, Full Bisecting Die Cracks, Problem Free, Traveling Man's Collection. On the 1838 F-103b die variety, a vertical die crack completely bisects the reverse from north to south during later die states. Cherrypicking this late die state cracked reverse variety will prove to be very challenging since the die crack is easily noticed. Most specimens are flagged by dealers or collectors for the potential premium. The is example is strictly original with light gray patina and random ebony highlights. Strike is uniform and surfaces are blemish free. Conservatively graded as a VF30. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as entry #5 and considered to be R4 rarity in grades of VF or better. From the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
F12 PCGS
35376519
TOP #6
F-106
Choice $95 New July 25! 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
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 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 1839O 1839-O
EF40 raw
F-108a
R6
Cleaned $450 New July 12! Huge O, Late Die State Cracked Reverse, Even Gray Patina, Porous Surfaces, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1839-O F-108a die variety features a Huge O reverse, from 1838, paired with a heavily lapped obverse die. The obverse die loses much of its date punch and stars 1 through 3 details. This die pairing a fair number of dimes with both dies continuing to degrade. The reverse develops a die crack at (U)NITED with further die degradation including a die crack through ST(ATES) to rim during the F-108a die state. Die erosion is significant during this die state and is visible behind several letters of the denomination. Nearly all F-108a examples seen will have porosity and I struggle with an explanation for this fact. For some rarely seen higher grade specimens (AU or better), it is difficult to separate die erosion from potential porosity. Offer here is a strong EF40 graded example from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection. Surfaces are covered with crusty gray patina and once again, there is surface porosity in the left obverse field and behind STATES OF. This example is at the terminal die state with heavy die crack through UNITED. A Cleaned quality rarity has been assigned as I'm unable to call this piece original due to the porosity even though the patina is crusty and uniform. The 1839-O F-108a die state is definitely a challenge for evaluation.
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
No Drapery
VF20 raw
F-107
R6
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
F12 raw
F-109
R6+
Choice $395 New July 12! Rare Die Pairing, Small O, Reverse C 1840-O, with Huge O Lapped Obverse, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Fairly Graded, Traveling Man's Collection. A rare 1839-O die pairing with a very late die state Huge O paired with Small O reverse which is again used during 1840. At the time of striking F-109 dimes, the Huge O obverse is in poor condition with multiple die cracks from star 1 to the rim and from three star points into the base. The date is extremely weak during this die pairing and one must question why mint employees continue to strike coinage with such a heavily polished and eroded die. On the reverse, there are multiple die cracks present with the most obvious being at (UN)ITED and AMER(I)CA. This reverse is again employed to strike coinage in 1840, and when used, is designated as 1840-O Variety 103. This offered example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, is perfectly original with choice blemishes fresh surfaces. Both sides are toned an even light gray with faint ebony highlights. Wear is uniform. Yes the date is essentially missing on this specimen and another important diagnostic point. I can't stress enough how challenging this die pairing is at all grade levels.
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
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
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
VF20 NGC
2732771001
F-111
Choice $345 Small O, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Reverse Rotated Left 18 Degrees, Conservative Grading . The 1840-O F-111 die variety was first identified and published by Tim Cook in the July, 2001 issue of the Gobrecht Journal, the publication of the Liberty Seated Collector's Club. The date punch slopes upward and is positioned further right than on other 1840-O obverse dies. Star 6 shows bold repunching to the left of the bottom two points and above the star point adjacent to the denticles. Star 8 is closer to Liberty's head than the cap. F-111 is a very scarce R5 die pairing and will take years to locate. An LSCC club member consigned this choice example at the 2018 Central States show. Surfaces are perfectly original and covered with gun metal gray patina. Strike is complete and pleasing. Conservatively graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. A quality No Drapery Seated dime worthy of consideration.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
Large O
F15 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 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
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
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
F15 raw
F-108a
R4
Original $65 New July 12! Heavily Lapped Dies, Original Gun Metal Gray Blue Patina, Fairly Graded, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1841-O F-108a die variety and die state probably presents the worst lapped dies to be place back into production for the Liberty Seated dime series. Both obverse and reverse dies are severely lapped resulting in the loss of most device details. This set of dies continued to be used after the lapping as numerous examples of this variety have been seen over several decades. How the New Orleans mint personnel could strike coins with these very low relieft dies is a mystery. The reverse die shows additional metal fatigue with a significant die crack from rim through AM(E)RICA to wreath. Considering the reasonable striking quality of regular F-108 dimes, there is no explanation for the severe lapping of these dies. Grading F-108 examples is difficult due to the excessive lapping. Remember the shallow relief of residual obverse and reverse details. This example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, is so typical of the late die state. Both sides are covered with original gun metal gray-blue patina. Reverse has a few surface marks at the lower left denomination.
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
VG10 raw
F-107b
R6
Choice $295 New July 12! Retained Cud at 12:00, Small O, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Violet Patina, Traveling Man's Collection. One of the two known 1841 New Orleans struck dimes with terminal die state reverse cuds. The reverse die, for Seated dime variety F-107 while in its final die state, exhibits a reverse cud the tops of STA(TES). This example is choice and strictly original with crusty gray patina. Under a light source, underlying and intermixed rose, blues and gold appear. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Conservatively graded as some dealers may stretch this piece to Fine 12. One of my favorite offerings from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection and well worth the asking price.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
G06 PCGS
28092786
TOP #20
F-102 FS-901
Choice $1450 Transitional Closed Bud Reverse, Small O. Greer 101, Fortin 102. 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." This offered example is conservatively graded and choice at the assigned Good 6 grade level. Both sides are covered with original gray patina. Obverse rim is bold and high off the fields. Four to five letters of LIBERTY remain on the scroll. The reverse is struck from a well worn die that is also bulging in the center resulting in uneven device details. Once again, the rims are fully intact suggest that a minimum VG grade would be appropriate. Definitely an above average example for the grade that is housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Listed as #20 in the Top 100 Varieties set that can be found in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
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
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
Small O
VF30 PCGS
85100414
TOP #24
F-104a
Original $465 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 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 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 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
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
NGC
4206292008
F-101b
Original HOLD
$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
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 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 1852 1852
VG10 raw
F-105b
R6
Original $175 New July 12! Repunched 52, Reverse Retained Cud at Tops of UNIT(ED S)TATES, Crusty Original Gray Patina, Obverse Delamination Stripe, Traveling Man's Collection. A very challenging 1852 die variety/die state to located with repunched 52 digits coupled with reverse retained cud. At its terminal die state, the F-105 reverse degrades to the point of having a retained cud joining the tops of UNITE(D S)TATES with complete disappearance of the denticles within the retained cud. For earlier examples, with partial cud F-105a die state, the denticles are still visible and complete. The later F-105b die state is very challenging to locate in higher circulated grades and unknown to me in mint state. This example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, is perfectly original with crusty gray patina. However, the obverse has a long diagonal delamination stripe that must be considered when purchasing. A top quality example of this rare terminal die state.
Seated 10C 1852 1852
G04 raw
F-110b
R7
Original $350 New July 12! Severe Die Crack At Bottom of Date, Original Medium Gray, Honest Wear, Entirely Blemish Free, Traveling Man's Collection. A new darling of Liberty Seated Dime die variety collectors given a spectacular die crack through the bottom of the 1852 date digits. During a terminal die state, a huge obverse die cud forms and consumes stars 9 through 13. This example's die state is beyond that of F-110b but still far away from full F-110c. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with crusty gray patina that sports some obverse ebony highlights. There is nothing but honest wear as a 10x loupe inspection failed to identify a single blemish worthy of mention. A popular near terminal die state offering from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection. Hurry on this one.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
Hubbed Date and Arrows
EF45 raw
F-115
Original $185 New July 13! Rotated Reverse Right 32 Degrees, 100% Original, Crusty Gray-Gold, Fully Struck, Obverse Marks, Traveling Man's Collection. One of the few 1853 Hubbed Arrows and Date F-115 examples seen with rotated reverse left 32 degrees. This piece is strictly original with thick gray patina on the obverse and crusty golden gray on the reverse. Strike is deeply impressed. There are several marks on the obverse that should be taken into consideration if contemplating a purchase. But then again, it may be years before another example arrives to GFRC inventory. Yet another offering, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, for the serious die variety specialist.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
Hubbed Date and Arrows
VF35 raw
F-105
Original $150 New July 12! Shattered Reverse, Very Late Die State, Peripheral Orange-Gold, Well Struck, Traveling Man's Collection. A lovely late die state 1853 Hubbed Arrows and Date example with peripheral orange-gold patina on both sides. The F-105 reverse is shattered with severe cracks at the top, left, and right sections of the die. Most notable is the long vertical die crack through the right wreath and a bold die crack through UNIT(E)D to rim. Well struck regardless of the reverse die condition. Yet another challenging die variety from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection.
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
Hubbed Date and Arrows
VF25 raw
F-102a
Original $65 New July 13! Severe Die Cracks In Lower Right Wreath, Die Cracks Through Liberty's Head, Original Light Gray, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1853 Hubbed Arrows and Date F-102 die pair is often confused with the F-105 variety due to similar reverse die cracks in the lower right wreath. To identify the F-102a die pairing, check the obverse since there are bold die cracks through Liberty's head and through the left arrow. This example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, has all the correct diagnostic. Surfaces are a light attractive gray. Fairly priced.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
VF20 raw
F-106b
Original $275 New July 4! 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 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 1853 1853
Hubbed Date and Arrows
VG10 raw
F-103a
R6
Original $195 New July 13! Rim Cud at Star 9, Thick Gray Patina, Fairly Graded, Traveling Man's Collection. This 1853 With Arrows dime was struck from an obverse die that contained hubbed arrows and date. There is a rim cud at star 9 that extends into the field surrounding that star. Additional die cracks are seen through stars 3 to 7 and through Liberty's head. This example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, features uniform antique gray patina on both sides. There are no blemishes worthy of mention with respect to strictly original surfaces. A challenging die cud variety that will require much patience and years of searching to locate or you can just scoop this example up!
Seated 10C 1853 1853
No Arrows
G04 PCGS
31359681
F-102
Original $175 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 1853O 1853-O
VF30 PCGS
84668202
F-104
Original $125 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 1853O 1853-O
Hubbed Date and Arrows
VF25 raw
TOP #37
F-104a
R4+
Original $150 New July 13! Shattered Obverse, Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Top 100 Varieties, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1853-O F-104 die pairing can be located in progressive die states. At the terminal die state, the obverse becomes extensively shattered with large areas of retained metal forming to the immediate left of the shield and between the shield and the 18 digits. Examples with the shattered obverse still come fairly well struck. For inclusion in a Top 100 Varieties set, the 1853-O F-104a dime must have retained metal showing between Star 1 and the rock. This VF25 grade example was struck from the terminal die state. Surfaces are fully original and covered with crusty gray patina on both sides. Strike is well executed. There are no blemishes worthy of mention either. Another Top 100 Varieties offering from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection.
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
EF40 PCGS
35380155
TOP #39
F-103
Original $350 New July 25! 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 new example, from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection 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 New Price
$1500
New June 28! Popular Shattered Obverse Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original, Grey Soldier Collection. Ex. Indiana Collection. 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. Now that we have discussed the background, let's review this crusty original example from the Grey Soldier Collection. 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 weakly 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. Fresh from CAC review sumission by Grey Soldier where it was awarded green bean approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another great Liberty Seated dime variety from none other than the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
VG10 raw
TOP #39
F-103
R5
Original $95 New July 13! Cracked Obverse. Large Oblique O, Original Gray Patina, Top 100 Die Varieties, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1854-O F-103 paired shattered obverse die and oblique mintmark reverse is scarce in original VF or better grades and difficult to locate but not as tough as the 1854-O F-102 Shattered Obverse. For inclusion in the Top 100 Variety set, examples must be in a late date state with bold die cracks between the left arrow and 1 digit. This strong example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, has all diagnostics for inclusion in the Top 100 set. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with light gray patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
VG08 raw
TOP #38
F-102
R6
Choice $425 New July 13! Shattered Obverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Distinct Shelf Metal at Date, Accurately Graded, Traveling Man's Collection. A rare and highly desireable Top 100 Die Variety due to a massive die crack that nearly encircles the obverse. Moving clockwise, the die crack begins above Star 7, passes through the top of Liberty's head, through Star 8, the flag, Stars 9 - 13, down through all four digits and arrows in the date and exits to the rim below Star 1. In a late die state, the die crack at the date forms a shelf like boundary between the date area and the rim denticles directly below the date. Even with the massive die cracks, this variety comes well struck. This 1854-O F-102 example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, offers choice original surfaces that are covered by crusty gray patina. One could not ask for a more wholesome VG08 example with nothing but honest wear. The shelf metal at the date is distinctly defined at this lower grade level. Fairly priced for the pristine state of preservation.
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
EF45 raw
F-116
Choice $135 New July 4! Misplaced 8 Digit, Doubled Obverse Die East, Choice Original, Uniform Gray, Well Struck, Indiana Collection. A choice original 1856 F-116 example with bold strike. This lovely specimen will grade at TPG in a heart beat. A misplaced top of an 8 digit is visible to the right of the bottom of the scroll end. Obverse die doubling is seen in the lower gown lines above the base and to the left and right of the pendant. The doubling occurs in a northeasterly direction. A popular Liberty Seated dime die variety offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
EF40 PCGS
34997451
F-114
R6
Original $600 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 1856 1856
Small Date
VF30 raw
F-104
R4
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
EF45 PCGS
28172767
F-106
R4+
Choice $285 New July 27! 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
VF30 PCGS
13709655
TOP #44
F-105
R4
Original $195 Repunched 56 Down, Original Gray Patina, Typical Rusted Obverse Strike, Difficult Top 100 Variety. There are two distinctly different 1856-O repunched date die varieties. The first is the common F-104 with sharp upward sloping date and repunching below the 56 digits. The second, and many times more challenging, is the F-105 with level date punch and repunching above the 56 digits. F-105 examples were also struck with a rusted obverse die. Offered here is an original VF30 example that would fit nicely into a Top 100 Varieties collection. Surfaces are lightly toned with soft gray patina. Strike is well executed for the variety with high relief stars and main center device. Blemish wise, there is a group of rim filings by stars 5 and 6 noted for accuracy. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. The PCGS captures variety attribution as RPD FS-2301.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
F12 ANACS OWH
999192
TOP #44
F-105
Original $125 New July 25! 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
EF40 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 1858 1858
PR66
PCGS
4126660
F-101
Gem $6750 Scarce Proof Strike, Ex. Floyd Starr Collection, Superb Gem Original, Multicolor Radial Toning, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. Floyd Starr Collection. All 1858 proof examples originate from a single die pair with probably less than 100 survivors known. This superb gem first reached market during the 1992 Stacks sale of the Floyd Starr Collection. Added to the Gerry Fortin reference collection during the early 2000 timeframe and the "web-book" plate coin starting 2004. CAC approval was secured during 2014. Deep sea-green and golden-violet toning cover both sides with essentially flawless surfaces. Reverse radial toning is particularly attractive under a light source. Definitely a premium coin with an impressive pedigree and heritage. Housed in PCGS old green holder with "Starr" noted on the green label. I really hate to let this gorgeous example go...
Seated 10C 1858 1858
PR61 PCGS
15742781
F-101
R5
Original $1150 Attractive Deep Blue-Rose Patina, Mirrored Fields, Faint Reverse Pitting, Conservatively Graded, Florida Collection. 1856 through 1858 proof dimes were struck in tiny quantities for East Coast collectors of that timeframe. The 1858 date has a suggested mintage of 100 with an estimate of 50-70 known. PCGS was rather conservative on this example with a PF61 grade. Strike is hammered and eye appeal is high due to decent mirrors and attractive deep blue-rose toning. Obverse surfaces are perfectly original and do not warrant the assigned grade. However, the reverse has some faint surface pits seen with a 10x loupe. If I balance the eye appeal with reverse technical issue, a PF62 grade would be warranted as this is a decent early date proof example that will not break the bank. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A nice early date proof offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1858S 1858-S
EF45
PCGS
13133558
F-103
Choice $2100 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck for F-103, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Strong Hands Collection. The 1858-S F-103 die pairing is notorious for weak strikes including the web-book plate coin. This duplicate example, from the Newtown Collection, offers a much better than average obverse strike with high relief stars and a bold head. Reverse strike has some weakness in the lower wreath but still quite good. Surfaces are perfectly original with crusty gray patina on both sides. There is one toned over micro line in the right obverse field that is ancient and did not bother CAC. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Original sold by GFRC into the Newtown Collection and now back as a duplicate for a second showing. Serious collectors of the Liberty Seated dime series should take note.
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.