Liberty Seated Dimes

1860 to 1891 | 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.

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There are 68 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on October 11, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1860O 1860-O
F15 raw
F-101
Market Acceptable $1425 Light Gray, Rare Date in Problem Free Condition, New Jersey Collection. A rare New Orleans date with meager of 40,000. Most examples are found well circulated and with problems since being dug up from Civil War battle sites. The offered example from the New Jersey Collection sat in a Library of Coins album for several decades and is now available. Surfaces are close to original with a light uniform gray patina. Blemishes are minimal and consistent with the assigned VG10 grade.
Seated 10C 1860S 1860-S
F12 PCGS
33450690
Original $285 Better Date, Original Gray, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A better San Francisco date. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with mostly uniform gray patina. There are some scattered faint lines consistent with grade on the obverse. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Contemporary Counterfeit
VF30 raw
Original $90 Contemporary Counterfeit, Brass Planchet, Hand Cut Dies, Die Struck, Coney Collection. Weight is 2.0 grams as compared to 2.5 grams for regular United States mint issue. Obvious hand cut dies. Normal coin turn die alignment. Previously listed as C-101 by Gerry Fortin at www.seateddimevarieties.com. A solid offering from the Coney Collection.
Seated 10C 1862S 1862-S
VF30 PCGS
21852899
F-102
R4+
Original $685 Civil War Date, Crusty Original Gray Surfaces, Ebony Verdigris, Accurately Graded. A popular Civil War date with mintage of 180,750. 1862-S strike were accomplished with a single obverse die paired with two different reverse dies. The F-102 die variety results when obverse is paired with left over reverse from 1861 that has severely eroded denticles while the obverse denticle are fully formed. 100% natural surfaces are the hallmark of this F-102 example. A crusty gray patina covers both obverse and reverse along with random ebony verdigris. Strike is well executed and PCGS grading is accurately based on the full left facing and residual gown clasp details. There are no blemishes worthy to note. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. This piece will be appreciated by fans of strict originality.
Seated 10C 1862S 1862-S
VF20 PCGS
32208098
F-102
Original $450 Original Medium Gray, Scarce S Mint Date.. A strictly original piece with nice contrasting medium gray fields and lighter main devices. Grading 1862-S dimes can be challenging due to varying strike chacteristics and their wear patterns. Though PCGS has assigned a VF20 grade, I'm more at the F15 level on this piece. Problem free and always scarce. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1863 1863
VF30 PCGS
29486115
Market Acceptable $1150 Rare Civil War Date, Rich Copper-Gray Patina, Dark Verdigris, Reverse Solder Point, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. All Liberty Seated Philadelphia Civil War dates, 1863 through 1867, are challenging to locate in any grade. Most of the surviving examples are proofs or mint state pieces as few struck examples made it to circulation. This 1863 strike is accurately graded at the VF Details level. Surfaces are covered with a dark copper gray patina along with some ebony verdigris surrounding the legend. What appears to be a small solder point is visible on D(I)ME as the only sign of damage. This solder point appears to be too small for use as a jewelry piece. Priced accordingly and an excellent filler for a circulated date and mintmark set. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1863 1863
G06 PCGS
31707701
F-101a
Choice $875 New October 11! Rare Civil War Date, Choice Original, Thick Olive Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Really VG08. A challenging Civil War date issue with small mintage of 14,000 pieces. Checking the PCGS population report reveals a total of 60 pieces in all grades from G4 through MS66. That total is evenly divided between 29 is all circulated grades and another 31 in mint state. Some simple math reveals a 0.5% survival rate for those examples being gradeable by PCGS. Definitely not many and the basis for circulated examples now bringing four figures. The 1863 date stands out as being very challenging in lower circulated grades also. This offering is ideal for filling that hole in a Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set. Conservatively graded as Good 6 with original surfaces and olive gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Rims are bold and well raises and surfaces are blemish free. My grading would be a full Very Good 8 given the sharp rims and residual device details. Conservatively graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. This offering has a CoinFacts record; Heritage August 2015 at $881.
Seated 10C 1864 1864
VF35 PCGS
28010554
F-102a
Original $1750 New August 28! Challenging Civil War Philadelphia Date, Near Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. Mintage of only 11,000 and very scarce in circulated grades. As more collectors assemble Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark sets in circulated grades, the demand for lower grade Civil War Philadelphia strikes continues to increase along with pricing. This offering is strictly original with light crusty gray surfaces on both sides. Strike is typical for the date with some weakness at the upper left reverse wheat grains. Otherwise, the obverse strike is sharply executed. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatso ever. A wholesome example that is accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another important numismatic offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1864 1864
VF25 PCGS
14948734
Original $1675 Rare Civil War Date, Crusty Original, Deep Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Collection. Another important Civil War Philadelphia dime offering with a mintage of 11,000. Like other Philly strikes in the low mintage 1863 through 1867 timeframe, circulation strikes are challenging to locate as compared to mint state examples. The latter come to auction on a regular basis but locating examples that circulated typically requires a date and mintmark set being broken up. Fortunately, the AuburnNY Accordian Collection is releasing a few example including this crusty original 1864 specimen. Surfaces are covered with thick gun metal gray-blue patina. Accurately graded with no surface blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Serious collectors should pay special attention with this listing.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
EF40 PCGS
18540826
F-101
Original $650 Better San Francisco Date, Original Surfaces, Medium Gray, Typical Strike, Under Construction Collection. Though the 1864-S date is the most available among the 1861-S through 1867-S Civil War "dates", locating a quality example will take patience. When a quality set comes to market, the 1864-S date is typically well represented as nice original specimens can be had. This GFRC offered example is all there for the assigned PCGS EF40 grade. Surfaces are toned an even light gray with some golden hues under a light source. Strike is nearly complete with well defined STATES OF on the obverse; a typical problem area for some Civil War working dies. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes to discuss. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry.
Seated 10C 1865 1865
F12 PCGS
25355013
F-101a
R5
Market Acceptable $1295 Rare Civil War Date, Old Cleaned, Retoned. 1865 dimes present another rare Civil War Philadelphia year to locate. Mintage is a scant 10,000 with current PCGS population report indicates 58 pieces certified in all grades. Roughly half are in circulated grades. This Fine 12 example is a no question business strike with repunched date. Conservatively graded in terms of wear but surfaces appear to have a long ago cleaning followed by time in a paper album to allow the rims to retoned. As a result, a Market Acceptable quality rating is assigned. Strike is well executed with Fine 15+ details remains for the major devices. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another rare Civil War date offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1865S 1865-S
EF40 PCGS
27451447
F-103
R4
Original $1750 Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. 1865 San Francisco dimes saw heavy circulation in the western United States and many were problematic with weak obverse strikes. Locating a strictly original example with partially raised head is a major challenge as so many in TPG holders have been net graded for surface issues. This F-103 example is no question original with thick gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is typical to slightly better for the F-103 die pairing. Reverse die is heavily eroded with most denticles worn away. In hand appearance would like to a Choice quality rating as the eye appeal is quite high. I've assigned an Original rating due to a toned over line in the mid left field between left facing forearm and UNITE(D). Reverse is fully blemish free and essentially a gem for the grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. Another rare and quality duplicate from the Florida Collection for an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1865S 1865-S
VF35
PCGS
36266043
F-102
Choice $1300 New September 23! Challenging Civil War San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Obverse Strike, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1865 San Francisco dimes are notorious for being poorly struck at Liberty's head. This is the case for nearlly 98% of coinage struck with Obverse 1 (F-101, F-102 varieties) and the vast majority of survivors in the market. This choice original F-102 example has been in the Gerry Fortin reference collection over a decade and now time to sell. This piece has been freshly graded with CAC approval. The heavy TPG and CAC lifting is down and ready for a turnkey purchase. Seriously, the surfaces are toned classic gray with plenty of relief on the major devices. I grade this piece a full EF40 and believe strike weakness was punished by the PCGS grader. A late die state example with eroded reverse denticles. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and worthy of special consideration by those building an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1865S 1865-S
VF25 PCGS
83288234
F-101a
R7
Choice $1500 New October 2! Large Depression Below Shield, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck for Variety, Accurately Graded, Silicon Valley Collection. In his Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes, Greer indicates that two examples of Variety 101a were seen with a large depression at the lower left of the shield. To date, no explanation has been offered for this anomaly but a filled die with foreign substance could be assumed. I have listed two F-101a specimens in the Seated Dime die variety "web-book." The first is the Greer plate coin (VF30) with obverse depression. A second example, grading EF45, surfaced during 2014 with same obverse depression below the shield and as on the Greer variety plate coin. However, a closer examination of the reverse also revealed a second depression on maple leaf in the lower left wreath directly below (D)IME. Therefore there are two points on the obverse and reverse dies where a foreign material was positioned. Now the Silicon Valley Collection provides a third example graded PCGS VF25 with choice original surfaces. This consigned item has both the obverse and reverse depressions. Surfaces on the new specimen are toned an even gun metal gray and are blemish free. Freshlly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This sub variety is definitely is well served by an R7 rarity rating as rare.
Seated 10C 1865S 1865-S
VF20 PCGS
10550682
F-101
R4
Choice $550 Choice Original, Gray and Ebony Surfaces, Conservative Grading, Well Struck for the Variety . San Francisco strikes from the F-101 die pair are notorious for having flat heads. Few examples are known with a complete strike. This strictly original example offers a better than average strike with partial facial details and lower hair curls. The reverse mintmark is weak and difficult to see. Surfaces are 100% natural and covered with a combination gray and ebony patina. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed dual marks by the cap that are ancient and completely toned over. A challenging date in choice condition as so many are seen problematic or with flat heads. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A perfect example for a mid circulate grade date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1865S 1865-S
VF20 PCGS
36266041
F-101a
R7
Choice $1250 New October 3! F-101a, Large Depression Below Shield and on Maple Leaf, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. In his Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes, Greer indicates that two examples of Variety 101a were seen with a large depression at the lower left of the shield. To date, no explanation has been offered for this anomaly but a filled die with foreign substance could be assumed. I have listed two F-101a specimens in the Seated Dime die variety "web-book." The first is the Greer plate coin (VF30) with obverse depression. A second example, grading EF45, surfaced during 2014 with same obverse depression below the shield and as on the Greer variety plate coin. However, a closer examination of the reverse also revealed a second depression on maple leaf in the lower left wreath directly below (D)IME. Therefore there are two points on the obverse and reverse dies where a foreign material was positioned. Surfaces are perfectly natural and choice without blemishes. A crusty gray-rose patina covers both sides. The particular example dates back to the Brian Greer Guidebook on Liberty Seated Dimes as published by DLRC during 1992. This dime was used for the No. 101 macro plate image on Page 109. Purchased directly from Geer during November 1996 and residing in the Fortin collection since that time. This dime is also the F-101a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Conservatively graded as VF20 and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1865S 1865-S
VG10 PCGS
36266044
F-105
R6
Choice $550 New October 3! F-105, Reverse of 1866, Small Weak S, Choice Original, Challenging Die Pairing, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . A very scarce 1865-S die pairing with obverse die that has upward sloping date. The reverse is again used for additional strikes during 1866. Nearly all F-105 examples seen are in lower circulated grades. The particular example dates back to the Brian Greer Guidebook on Liberty Seated Dimes as published by DLRC during 1992. This dime was used for the No. 104 macro plate image on Page 109. Purchased directly from Geer during March 1993 and residing in the Fortin collection since that time. Conservatively graded at the VG10 level due to a weak obverse strike that is symptomatic for the F-105 die pairing. Certified at 2018 Philly ANA and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. An important choice original offering with Brian Greer's DLRC Press guidebook and Gerry Fortin Referene Collection pedigrees.
Seated 10C 1866 1866
Love Token
VF25 raw
F-102a
Original $275 Love Token, Former Stick Pin Mount, "JF" Initials, Original Gray Patina, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1866 Philadelphia strikes sport a tiny mintage of 8000 circulation strikes and 725 proofs. Most surviving examples are found in mint state grades due to east coast collectors preserving a portion of the output. In circulated grades, this date is a four figure coin due to high demand by date and mintmark collectors needing to fill the Civil War year holes in their sets. GFRC is pleased to offer an inexpensive alternative for the 1866 P mint hole with this genuine Philadelphia strike that was made into a love token and mounted in a stick pin. Reverse initials are "JF" engraved in classic long hand script. Since the obverse was mounted to the stick pin assembly, it saw limited wear and still retains original gray surfaces. A rare date at the fraction of a fully graded example. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1866 1866
VG08 NGC
2656918006
F-102a
Original $1585 Rare Civil War Date, Near Choice Original, Light Gray Toning, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. All Philadephia Seated dime dates between 1863 and 1867 have very low mintages. Small denomination coinage had disappeared from circulation during the Civil War along with the mint having difficulties with procuring adequate silver bullion to service eastern Union commerce demands. 1866 mintage is only 8,000 pieces with most survivors being in mint state due to being preserved by local collectors. This 1866 example offers near choice original surfaces that are covered with light gray patina. Obverse rim is sharp with well defined denticles while the reverse is complete but well worn. Blemishes are limited to a few ancient contact marks that are toned over. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge insert. An important better date Seated dime offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1866S 1866-S
EF40 PCGS
27947834
F-101
Original $725 Original Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A darker toned F-101 example with a strong mintmark as compared to many seen with only traces of the lower remaining. Accurately graded with surfaces that are covered with a crusty gray patina that reveals nice rose highlights under a bright light. The reverse has a more pronounced gun metal gray in the lower wreath. Strike is better than average with a strong obverse rim and full neckline on Liberty. Fields are essentially mark free with only a few random lines under the toning that do not detract. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue/white label and three prong ring insert.
Seated 10C 1867S 1867-S
EF45 raw
F-102
Cleaned $350 Difficult Date and Grade, Old Cleaning, Net Priced, Massachusetts Collection. Closed to AU grade but has seen a mechanical cleaning that have left the surfaces a glossy silver gray. Bold device details and definitely a full EF45 in terms of residual details. Net priced at VF30 money. For the value buyer seeking residual device details over originality. A duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1867S 1867-S
VF30 PCGS
31339277
F-102
Original $525 Original, Even Charcoal Gray, Accurately Graded. . Uniform medium gray patina covers the surfaces of this original 1867 San Francisco dime. Obverse has a light region in the toning to the left of Liberty. There are two faint lines on the obverse that are fully toned over. Few 1867-S examples come to market in a year's time as so scarce in all grades. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder without a CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1869 1869
Short Flag 1
EF40 PCGS
36240355
F-103
Choice HOLD
$285
New October 7! F-103 Short Flag 1 Date Punch, Greer Plate Coin, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Eye Appeal, Scarce Date, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Brian Greer plate coin for the 1869 Short Flag obverse and reverse illustration with the DLRC Press Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes. Purchased directly from Greer way back during June 1993 and housed in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since that time. The difference between Short Flag and Long Flaf date punches is obvious to the trained eye. Short flag 1 examples are available in lower circulated grades but become scarce in EF and rare in AU or better. Mint state examples are essentially none existent. This example offers choice surface and natural gray patina. Strike is typical but overall eye appeal is better than most seem. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
EF45 PCGS
29200347
TOP #56
F-105
Choice $1350 Double Die Reverse, Choice Original, Old Album Toning, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. The 1872 Double Die Reverse die variety is an important addition to any Top 100 Set. Nearly all example seen will have a weak obverse strike, especially at Liberty's head and gown line; this is the way the F-105 die variety is found. Many examples have been cherrypicked since the 175 degree rotated hubbing error was discovered back in 1999 and published in the Gobrecht Journal during 2003. I've seen a decent number of the cherrypicked examples with this Cleveland Collection offering being one of the nicest. Lovely blues surround rose colored centers on both the obverse and reverse. The coloring is stronger on the obverse and most attractive. Surfaces are blemish free and the grading is accurate for the variety. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and deserving a place in an advanced Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
VF30 PCGS
34502674
F-105
Original $600 Double Die Reverse, Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Early Die State, Typical Weak Strike, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. A spectacular doubled die error on the reverse of an 1872 dime was discovered by Dave Thomas during April 1999 and published in the Gobrecht Journal by Tom DeLorey in July 2003. The reverse die was hubbed twice with the second hubbing being rotated approximately 175 degrees from the initial hubbing. The importance of this doubled die error lead to its inclusion in the Top 100 Varieties set during 2004. This example, from the Indiana Collection, is perfectly original and so typical of the F-105 variety. Surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina. Strike is weak but so typical for F-105 examples. Nearly all will be found with flat or partial heads along with weakness in the upper reverse wheat grains. This piece is accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another Liberty Seated die variety duplicate from the Indiana Collection. Also, a semi key date in the Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
VF20 raw
F-115
Original $395 Double Die Reverse, Second Die Pairing, Crusty Original Gray, Blemish Free. The second obverse die pairing later identified after initial publicity surrounding the F-105 die pair and placement into Top 100 Varieties set. Toning is an even light to medium gray on this rare variety. 1872 double die reverses were cherrypicked after Coin World announcement and few are coming to the market. This is chance to acquire an original and problem free mid grade example at a reasonable price.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
Double Die Reverse
F15 raw
TOP #56
F-105
Original $195 Doubled Die Reverse, Original Gray with Ebony, Typical Strike, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A mid grade example of the 1872 double die reverse. Reverse die was hubbed twice with first hubbing 180 degrees out of phase with second hubbing. Remnants of the first hubbing are seen in the lower right wreath to the right of the lower corn ears. Surfaces are original with base layer of gray patina along with ebony highlights. There are a few scattered tick to consider. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #56. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
VG08 raw
TOP #56
F-105
Original $115 Double Die Reverse 180 Degrees, Top 100 Variety, Original Gray, Great Value Example. A value example of the Top 100 Double Die Reverse variety. Obverse is original gray while the reverse has lighter color. There is a field divot on the upper reverse above ON€.
Seated 10C 1872CC 1872-CC
VF35 PCGS
32053012
F-101
Choice $9975 Choice Original, Blemish Free, Strike Weakness as Typical for Date, Undergraded, Florida Collection. Any of the big four Carson City Seated dime dates (1871 through 1874) are always in demand. The challenge is locating choice example with no porosity or other surface problems. Too many marginal examples are currently found in TPG holders therefore caution is always advised during the evaluation and purchase process. The 1872 date is the easier of the four dates to locate given its mintage of 35,480. PCGS has graded 16 examples in VF35 and only 6 in EF40. One of the challenges in grading this date is strike variability. Some examples are found with strike weakness at the head and gown line. Case in point is this choice original offering from the Florida Collection. While the surfaces are entirely blemish free and choice, the strike has typical weakness at the head and on portions of the reverse wreath. A close inspection of the scroll edges indicates minimal wear with this example being full EF40. However, PCGS decided to net grade the strike and assigned a VF35 grade. If you are in the market for an above average 1872 Carson City dime, then look no further. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An important offering from the Florida Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
VF25 raw
TOP #59
F-103
Original $50 Repunched Date, Top 100 Varieties, Original Gray. . Light to medium gray toning. The repunching at the base of the date digits is difficult to see due to vedigris but the upward sloping date and positioning obvious match the repunched date obverse. There is a line through Liberty's mid section that is toned over.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
G06 PCGS
29820304
TOP #60
Original $800 Double Die Obverse, Original Gray Surfaces, Top 100 Varieties #60, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Another popular Top 100 Varieties set listing with bold doubling of the upper shield lines. This example is accurate graded with full reverse rims and nearly complete obverse rims. Full rims on both obverse and reverse are typically required for a VG08 designation. Surfaces have honest circulation and a light gray patina. The shield doubling is visible at the upper right top of the shield. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The PCGS label carries the appropriate attribution with "Arrows DDO FS-101, F-103." A quality low grade offering that is strictly original from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1873CC 1873-CC
With Arrows
VG10 NGC
1872762012
F-101
Original $3800 Rare Carson City Date, Original Charcoal Gray Patina, Obverse Marks, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. The 1873 With Arrows Carson City date is always in the shadows of the series key; the 1874-CC date. Mintage for earlier 1873 strikes is a low 18,791 with most being found with problems or having restoration attempts. Few choice examples are known with most having weak strikes at the head and reverse wreath. I've assigned an original quality rating for this example given the thick charcoal gray patina that covers both obverse and reverse and believe the surfaces are unmolested. Strike is typical for the date with a weak head contrasted with raised scroll edges and all letters in Liberty being fully formed and visible. Grading is 100% accurate and fair. The obverse has two notable marks including a disturbance in the denticles below the 18 date digits and another in the right obverse field. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. An important opportunity to accurate a Seated dime key date with original surfaces at a fair price.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
PR63CAM PCGS
16191910
Choice $1050 Choice Original, Strong Mirrors, Obverse Gold and Rose on the Reverse, Old Time Conservative Grading, Saco River Collection. A most pleasing 1874 With Arrows proof strike with strong mirrors under bright light. Obverse offers golden brown coloring while the reverse has deeper shades and some dark blues at the rim. Grading appears to be conservative as I don't see any significant grade limiting issues in the fields. Well struck and housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection. Please note the reverse holder has lots of wear (haze) and blocks much of the reverse device details during photography.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
VF30 PCGS
26678702
F-112
Original $85 Original Crust Gray, With Arrows Type Coin, Accurately Graded. West Coast Collection. . Crusty gray patina covers both obverse and reverse surfaces. No blemishes seen during 10x loupe inspection but there is some minor vedrigris on the reverse below DIM(E). Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A decent candidate as a With Arrows type coin at this price level.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
VF25 raw
F-115
Original $65 Original Medium Gray, Decent Type Coin. . Original medium gray tone with choice obverse devices. Reverse has faint toned over line through ONE. A decent With Arrows type coin.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
VF20
PCGS
26678703
F-112
Original $70 Crusty Original Gray, Honest Wear, CAC Approval.. Blemish free surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that is strictly original. Housed in slightly older PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Definitely an inexpensive type coin with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
EF45+ raw
Choice $60 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Unlisted Die Pairing. . Surfaces are covered with crusty medium gray patina along with golden hues at obverse and reverse rims. There is a significant die crack in the reverse left wreath. Unlisted in the Gerry Fortin web-book on Liberty Seated dimes. Strictly original example.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
EF45 raw
TOP #63
F-107
Choice $195 Misplaced 1 in Denticles, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Popular Variety. A crusty original example with thick gun metal gray patina. About as nice an example seen for the assigned grade and the misplaced 1 digit protruding from the denticles.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
VF30 raw
TOP #63
F-107
Original $125 Misplaced 1 Digit in Denticles, Original Gray Decent Strike, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A popular misplaced digit die variety due to a bold top of 1 digit protruding upward from the denticles. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with light gray patina. This is a nice original example that will easily gray. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #63. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
F15 raw
TOP #63
F-107
Original $75 Misplaced 1 in Denticles, Original, Top 100 Varieties #63.. Nice problem free example with darker gray patina. Conservative grading and perfect for a mid grade Top 100 set.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
In Wreath
VF20 raw
F-107b
R6
Original $115 Filled Die At Liberty's Head, Original Surfaces, Rare Filled Die Error, Indiana Collection. One of the most dramatic Seated coinage filled die varieties available to collectors of the odd and unique. This 1875 Carson City In Wreath example is listed as F-107b in the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Liberty's head is completely filled by die grease as is the upper left facing shoulder. Each F-107b example seen has different die fill characteristics with this example being quite dramatic. Surfaces are completely original. There is an old mechanic bank ring mark on the reverse to consider. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
Below Wreath
VG10 PCGS
26580395
F-113
Original $65 Below Wreath, Original Uniform Gray Patina, West Coast Collection. A strictly original 1875 Below Wreath Carson City dime with crusty gray surfaces. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. This dime is essentially blemish free but the holder is a bit old and has some wear that appears in the images.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
EF45 raw
TOP #68
F-104
Cleaned $50 Scarce Double Die Reverse, Top 100 Varieties. Light From Old Clean, Indiana Collection. Cleaned with lots of contact marks; essentially a filler for a Top 100 Varieties set until a better example can be located.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type I Reverse
VF35 raw
TOP #70
F-105
Original $285 Rare Die Pairing, Doubled Die Obverse with Greer Reverse C, Right C Lower than Left C. This is the earliest die state pairing for the Doubled Die Obverse and few examples were struck. Reverse C is easily identified by the downward sloping mintmark paired with obverse that has bold doubling within OF AMERICA. Rare in all grades. The offered piece is not perfect with an obverse rim mark at 9:00. Otherwise the fields are blemish free and a nice original gray. As Top 100 collecting increases in popularity, this is one variety will be see price increases due to its rarity.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type I Reverse
VF30 PCGS
24171091
F-116a
Choice $85 Choice Original, Rusted Obverse, Cracked Reverse Die, Accurately Graded. . An accurately graded 1876 Carson City example with strictly original surfaces and medium gray patina. This piece is well struck with typical late die state device weakness. The diagnostic reverse die crack at 3:00pm is obvious under 10x loupe. Surfaces are blemish free. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
F15 raw
TOP #70
F-105
Original $165 Double Die Obverse, Challenging Greer Reverse C, Mintmark Slope Down, Original Gun Metal Gray, Problem Free, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A strictly original example of the challenging Double Die Obverse paired with Greer Reverse C. Reverse C has a downward sloping mintmark and is scarce in all grades. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with thick gun metal gray patina. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #70. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
VG08 raw
TOP #74
F-111
Original $45 Misplaced Double 76 Digits, Original Gray, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Another popular 1876 Carson City die variety due to a double set of misplaced 76 digits in the shield and to the right of the scroll end. Surface are toned a light to medium gray with no blemishes to mention. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #74. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
G04 raw
F-108
Original $25 Double Die Reverse, Original Light Gray, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Bold die doubling is seen in the reverse denomination. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
VF35 raw
F-119
Market Acceptable $40 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Obverse Cleaned/Retoned, R4 Variety, Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1877 1877
F12 raw
TOP #76
F-105
Original $95 Misplaced 1 in Base, Original Gray, Important Top 100 Die Variety. A very challenging Top 100 die variety to locate in EF or better. The extra base of a 1 digit was improperly punched into the base below the gown line. This outlet of the bottom of the 1 digit is quite clear regards of the assigned Fine 12 grade. This 1877 misplaced die variety comes weakly struck. I've net graded this offering to Fine 12 with the obverse being a bit better. A strictly original example for those building a Top 100 Varieties set. Surfaces are entirely blemish free.
Seated 10C 1877/6 1877/6
F12 raw
TOP #78
F-107
Original $65 1877/6 Overdate, More Challenging Reverse Die Pairing, Original Surfaces, Top 100 Die Varieties. Popular 1877/6 overdate that was included in the Top 100 Varieties set. Die scratch is the shield is bold. Surfaces are original and covered with olive gray-patina. A decent filler example to occupy that hole in your Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1877S 1877-S
EF40 PCGS
35376521
F-103
Original $105 Crusty Original, Gray-Brown Toning, Accrately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
EF45 PCGS
24349219
F-107
Choice HOLD
$150
New September 22! Huge Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded. Probably the nicest EF45 graded 1878 Seated dime seen in terms of strict originality and beautiful toning patterms. Well struck and conservatively graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1878CC 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
VF30 PCGS
15227582
F-102
R5
Original $565 Very Scarce Type 2 Reverse Die Pairing, Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Polished Reverse . Liberty Seated dime die variety specialist understand the challenge in location quality Type 2 reverse example or the 1878-CC F-102, F-103 and F-104 die varieties. Three heavily polished Type 2 reverse dies, left over from 1877, were muled to produce a portion of the 1878 Carson City dime production. These strikes typically have a one to two grade difference between obverse and reverse due to the severe reverse lapping. For the F-102 die pairing, a large die scratch in the upper right shield identifies the variety. This scratch starts at the scroll above LIBE(R)TY and moves diagonally through the shield edge and into the gown. The reverse has been polished with the left wreath devices being especially weak. The polishing has eliminated the end of the left ribbon. The offered example is one of the better seen at the VF30 grade level. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with gray gold patina. Obverse strike is bold and well executed as is the reverse. The heavy die lapping is obvious in the lower left reverse. Grading is conservative as we've come to expect from coinage housed in old blue label PCGS holders with standard ring inserts. Again, an important offering for the die variety specialist.
Seated 10C 1878CC 1878-CC
F12 raw
F-103
Original $310 Difficult Carson City Date, Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. A strictly original 1878 Carson City F-103 example with lapped Type II reverse die and downward sloping mintmark. By now, Liberty Seated dime specialist understand that all Type II reverse dies used to strike 1878 dimes were lapped before beginning production. The results is a one to two grade difference between obverse (stronger) and reverse (weaker). This F-103 example is slightly better than average with respect to the obverse to reverse grade difference. Surfaces are covered with gun metal gray patina and are essentially blemish free. The obverse grades a full Fine 12 with slightly raised scroll. The reverse rim is almost worn through at 10:00 which is typical. Please note the downward sloping mintmark that easily identifies the F-103 die pairing.
Seated 10C 1879 1879
PR64
PCGS
02880022
F-102
Choice $785 Near Gem Original, Gray, Rose and Blue Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck, Accurate Grading. A near gem 1879 proof strike with attractive in hand and bright light toning. The F-102 die pairing is easily attributed by a weakly hubbed base above the 879 digits and was used for both proof and circulation strikes. Surfaces are perfect original with rose gray hues during in hand inspection. Adding a light source exposes reflective sky blue and rose mirrored fields. Overall strike is well executed and there are no blemishes whatsoever. The assigned PR64 grade captures the available reflective luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1885S 1885-S
F12 PCGS
29181044
F-101
R5
Original $1595 Key Date, Rare Grade, Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1885 San Francisco strikes remain underrated and under appreciated. The release of several pieces by the AuburnNY Accordian Collection is a step forward with helping date and mintmark set collectors fill that difficult hole. This date is infrequently offered in the market place and many that do appear are problematic. This example has strictly original surfaces that are toned a slightly darker gun metal gray. Blemishes are limited to an ancient toned over line on Liberty's upper body and some very faint slide point that interrupt the thick patina. PCGS grading is accurate. Pricing this date is always difficult. The PCGS price guide understates value due to a lack of auction records. Most auction records are for example with surface problems. The asking price is my best estimate of value given the strictly original nature of the offering. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and an important offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
PR64 PCGS
85100429
F-101
Choice $685 Choice Original, Watery Proof Fields, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An absolutely original 1887 proof dime with watery mirrored fields. As in the case with most proof Seated dime, bright light viewing is required to release the natural coloring and reflective mirrors. In the case of this 1887 specimen, a light source exposes subtle sky blue and light gold on the obverse. These same colors are more pronounced on the reverse and quite attractive. A 10x loupe inspection revealed several die polish lines on the reverse that should not be mistaken for hairlines. Accurately graded and off the market for several decades. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
EF40 raw
F-111a
R6
Choice $625 Shattered Reverse, Few Known, R6 Rarity, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Indiana Collection. An R6 1887-S F-111a die state with shattered reverse die and multiple internal die cuds in the left wreath. This is a rare die state with only several low grade examples surfacing in the past twenty years; a strong pricing premium is warranted for examples in any grade. On this choice original example surfaces are covered with crusty gray-ebony patina. Regardless of limited circulation, there are no blemishes whatsoever. A prize for the Liberty Seated dime die variety specialist from the Indiana Collection. Hurry on this offering.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
Contemporary Counterfeit
VG08 raw
Original $40 Contemporary Counterfeit, Brass Planchet, Transfer Dies, Die Struck, Coney Collection. An unlisted 1888 counterfeit dime struck from transfer dies. Weight is 2.1 grams with normal coin turn die alignment. Reverse surfaces exhibit substantial die erosion. Nice gray-rose patina that makes this piece very deceptive. From the Coney Collection.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
Contemporary Counterfeit
G04 raw
Original $30 Contemporary Counterfeit, Brass or Copper Planchet, Barber Design Reverse, Needle Denticles, Coney Collection . Listed as C-101 ands easily detected due to needle denticles on both sides. Considerable wear with weight of 2.1 grams and normal coin turn die alignment. From the Coney Collection.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
G6 raw
F-108
Original $25 Small S, Light Gray, Honest Wear. An inexpensive example of the 1890-S Small S mintmark variety.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
EF45+ raw
F-111
Original $110 Original Surfaces, Residual Luster, Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Massachusetts Collection. A lovey 1890-S F-111 example with natural surfaces and light wear. An EF45+ grade is appropriate due to substantial residual luster under a light source. This dime is well struck with bold devices. Surfaces are blemish free with a few verdigris spots. A quality duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
PR64 PCGS
50196929
F-131
R4
Choice $750 Choice Original Proof, Hammered Strike, Watery Mirrors, Gorgeous Deep Gray-Blue Patina, Florida Collection. Let's start the description for this near gem 1891 proof strike Seated dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I really like this example for multiple reasons. First is the strict originality with deep gray and blue toning. Next are the watery fields during bright light viewing. And finally, the strike is absolutely hammered. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An above average Liberty Seated proof dime from the Florida Collection.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
VF35 raw
F-116
Choice $45 Misplaced 1 in Shield, Choice Original, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Weak Strike, Accurately Graded. Choice original light gray surfaces. The misplaced 1 in the shield is faint due to strike. No blemishes to note.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
VF30 ANACS OWH
2709183
TOP #94
F-107
Original $95 Misplaced Digit In Denticles, Original Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Top 100 Varieties, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. One does not often see the 1891 F-107 die variety with a misplaced digit in the denticles below the final 89 digits. This die variety is #94 in the Top 100 Varieties set. The offered example, from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection, resides in mid 1990s generation ANACS white holder and is accurately graded. Surfaces are strictly original with even light gray toning and without blemishes.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
VF30 raw
F-102a
Market Acceptable $45 Heavily Die Clashed Obverse, Acceptable Light Gray Patina, Faint Obverse Hairlines. A popular 1891-O die variety and late die state with multiple die clashes on the obverse that are offset due to a rotating hammer die. Reverse is also clashed. Reverse is original and covered with light gray patina while there are some faint hairlines on the obverse. Priced accordingly and a decent example for the serious Seated dime die variety collector.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
VF30 raw
TOP #96
F-106a
Original $85 Strictly Original, Heavily Clashed Dies, Repunched 89. Even medium gray toning throughout. Obverse diagnostics are readily visible except for date repunching which is hidden under verdigris in the date digit ovals. Slight reverse rotation right is evident similar to Fortin plate coin. A reverse mark on the denomination is noted for accuracy.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
O/Horizontal O
VG10 raw
TOP #98
F-109
Original $95 O/Horizontal O, Oriignal Gray, Rim Marks, Top 100 Varieties. Challenge Top 100 variety offering that has original surfaces. The horizontal O is well defined under the normally punched O. Rims have some minor cuts. A decent filler example at fair price.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
VG10 raw
F-124a
Original $150 Bold Reverse Die Break 10:00 - 11:30, Original Gray, Rim Marks, Indiana Collection. Rare 1891 New Orleans example with bold reverse cud between 10:00 and 11:30. Surfaces are original gray. There are some rim issues, especially at UNITED. Fairly priced for the cud and minor issues and ideal die variety filler until a better example can be located. An important Liberty Seated dime die variety offering from the Indiana Collection.