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 66 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 7, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1860O 1860-O
F15 PCGS
28687066
Original $2050 Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Conservative Grading.. By now, advanced collectors of the Liberty Seated dime series are aware of the 1860 New Orleans challenge when completing a date/mintmark set. Even for my award winning Seated dime set, the 1860-O date was one of the last to be upgraded to AU CAC level. Most 1860-O dimes are seen with surface problems including porosity and retoning since they are pulled from Civil War sites by metal detector enthusiasts. Once silver is in the ground, the copper alloy will be attacked resulting in faint or not so faint porosity. Locating completely problem free examples will take years so when this lovely example was offered on consignment, I immediately agreed to handle. This example has experience nothing but honest wear and is covered with a thick gray patina. Surfaces are surprisingly blemish free and attractive. Finally, the grading is conservative since 1860 New Orleans strike has shallow relief and wore down quickly in the head and upper gown. I tend to grade this date by the shield and scroll, which for this offering, is well defined and more consistent with VF20 grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS with new blue and white label and edge view insert. Serial number is 28687066. If you are in the market for an 1860 New Orleans dime, this please carefully inspect the images.
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 1860S 1860-S
EF45 PCGS
19290729
F-102
Original $900 Original Light Gray, Scarce at Grade Level, Accurately Graded. Always a difficult date that sells quickly when on the market. This example sports even light gray surfaces throughout obverse and reverse. Obverse strike is strong with nice head details while the reverse strike is typical with some weakness in the lower wreath leaves coupled with wear. Surfaces are blemish free with hints of remaining luster. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1862S 1862-S
F15 PCGS
20222952
F-102
Original New Price
$300
Original, Conservative Grading, Dallas Collection. Definitely a value play here as this 1862 San Francisco dime was conservatively graded by PCGS years ago. The surfaces are covered with gun metal grade patina and without blemishes or any issues. Strike is reasonable with only slight obverse rim weakness (OF AM)ERICA which is so typical for this date along with 1863-S. The reverse was struck by a badly eroded die without denticles. From a strict wear perspective, I would grade this dime at VF20 level if raw. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The asking price is quite reasonable as a certified example at the VF20 level would bring over $550.
Seated 10C 1862S 1862-S
EF40 raw
F-102
Original HOLD
$650
Crusty Original Medium Gray, Well Struck, Birmingham Collection.. A crusty original selection for inclusion in a better grade Dansco set. Surfaces are covered with uniform gray patina. On the reverse, there is a very faint mechanical ring mark through the O and D in ONE DIME. This mark requires a 10x loupe to be seen. Outside of the reverse blemish, this 1862-S dime sure has decent eye appeal at the EF40 grade level and is well priced.
Seated 10C 1862S 1862-S
VF25
PCGS
9846191
F-102
Choice $750 Choice Original, Old Time Olive Gray Patina.. I love the surfaces and strike on this 1862-S dime. Surfaces are strictly original and evenly covered with olive gray toning. For an 1862 San Francisco dime, this example is well struck with only head weakness being noted. The reverse is very well struck considerering the reverse die is left over from 1861 and eroded. There are no blemishes or distractions. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. This piece has everything going for it with the early holder and CAC green bean plus being a downright great coin.
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 1863S 1863-S
EF45 raw
F-101
Choice $850 Choice Original, Even Gray, Well Struck, New Jersey Collection. A challenging Civil War San Francisco date to locate fully struck and with problem free surfaces. This lovely example from the New Jersey Collection has been carefully stored for decades in an old Library of Coins album. Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Residual luster can be seen under bright light. The obverse is close to a full struck with some minor weakness at (OF AM)ERICA as is so typical for this issue. Perfect for a Whitman or Dansco date and mintmark collection.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
VF20 raw
F-101
Original $245 Original Light Gray, Typical Strike, Massachusetts Collection. It truly is amazing how certain coins remain in a close circle of collectors. Take for example, this strictly original 1864 San Francisco dime. This piece was sold to the Massachusetts Collection consignor several decades ago by Gerry Fortin, the hobbyist, and now returning to GFRC after being upgraded. Surfaces are toned a light gray while the strike is typical for San Francisco coinage with some obverse weakness. In terms of blemishes, an inconsequential rim mark is seen at 7:00 on the reverse and mentioned for complete disclosure. A lovely price from the Massachusetts Collection that is priced to sell to allow more upgrading.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
VF20 raw
F-101
Choice $345 Choice Original, Better Date, Even Gray Patina. Medium gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Surfaces are blemish free and I would not hesitate to have this piece graded by the TPGs as so original.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
VF Det PCGS
29677853
F-101
Original $175 Original Surfaces, Old Mechanical Bank Ring on Obverse, Accurately Graded, Michigan Collection. A perfectly original 1864 San Francisco specimen with medium gray patina. Actually this piece is essentially a near gem at the VF assigned grade if not for an old circular mechanical bank scratch on the obverse. We know what this old ring scratches look like and such a pity. I would grade this piece EF details and the GFRC images should support this point. Housed in 2014 PCGS holder. There is ample details and perfect surfaces colors regardless of the impediment.
Seated 10C 1865S 1865-S
F15 raw
F-101
Original $375 Challenging Date, Natural Gray Patina, Typical F-101 Strike, New Jersey Collection. 1865 San Francisco strikes from the F-101 die pair are notorious for having flat heads. This nice original example is typical with upper head weakness. Surfaces are covered with a natural gray patina. There are several old and well toned over obverse lines in the left field that do not track. This is a solid Fine 15 example that would fit nicely into a mid circulated grade Dansco or Whitman album set.
Seated 10C 1866S 1866-S
VF30 raw
F-101
Original $425 Original Light Gray, Fully Struck, Massachusetts Collection. A fully struck 1866 San Francisco F-101 dime from the Massachusetts Collection. Just upgraded and ready to locate a new home in reside in a Whitman or Dansco album. Surfaces are light gray with a well defined Weak S mintmark and no chance to mistake this piece as a Philadelphia strike. There are no blemishes to mention either.
Seated 10C 1866S 1866-S
VF30 PCGS
29898607
F-101
Original $475 Original Gray/Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Weak S, Conservative Grading, Tenafly Collection. 1866 San Francisco struck dimes are so difficult to grade due to striking issues. Nearly all F-101 examples will be seen with weak definition of Liberty's head and (OF AME)RICA along with partial or missing mintmark. This date and variety present an ongoing headache for the numismatic community as examples with missing mintmark are mistakely offered as the more expensive 1866 Philly strike. Even the TPGs struggle with this issue based on personal experience. The offered example, from the Tenafly Collection, is conservatively graded at VF30 due to strike. Original surfaces are covered with mottled gray and gold patina. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a faint line at the top of the shield being noted during careful 10x loupe inspection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
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
VF35 raw
F-102
Market Acceptable $325 Scarce Date, Old Cleaned, Nicely Retoned, Indiana Collection. A bit too glossy at the assigned grade level to be strictly original but nicely retoned. A difficult date overall and perfect for a Dansco or Whitman album.
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 1868S 1868-S
EF45 PCGS
80691942
F-101
Original HOLD
$495
Crusty Original, Challenging Date and Grade, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Locating problem free 1868 San Francisco dimes in EF or better grades is an ongoing challenge. PCGS population reports indicate that only (10) graded in EF45, (1) in AU50 and (1) in AU55. This information should give pause to serious students of the Seated dime series. The offered example is strictly original and covered with crusty medium gray patina. Strike is excellent with only a hint of weakness at the upper left reverse wheat grains. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important opportunity for the advanced collector to secure a better grade example of this challenging date.
Seated 10C 1870 1870
VF35 PCGS
32617829
TOP #54
F-104
Original $150 Medium gray, original, obverse marks. A crusty original example of the popular 1870 repunched date variety. Surfaces are toned a medium to dark gray with a few random ticks on the obverse. Reverse is blemish free. Fresh to market and housed in new 2015 PCGS holder.
Seated 10c 1871 1871
EF45 raw
F-102a
Original $125 Business Strike from Proof Dies, Crusty Original, Michigan Collection. Thick crusty gray patina dominates the appearance of this 1871 Philadelphia strike. The reverse is especially thick and crusty with ebony/gray coloring. This dime was struck from 1871 proof dies that returned to production for circulation strikes. From the Michigan Collection.
Seated 10C 1871 1871
EF40 PCGS
12021202
F-102a
Original $65 Near Choice Original, Antique Gray/Rose Toning, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A near choice 1871 Philadelphia strike with old time uniform gray patina. Surfaces are completely blemish free. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. How can you go wrong with this example from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
VG8 raw
TOP #56
F-105
Original New Price
$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 1872 1872
VF25   PCGS
27552004
TOP #57
F-106
Original $70 Repunched Date, Top 100 Varieties, Original Gray, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. A quality example of the 1872 repunched date variety included in the Top 100 Varieties set. Surfaces are perfectly original and toned a uniform gun metal gray. Conservative grading by PCGS and housed in their 2013 generation holder. An excellent value at the asking price.
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
EF45 raw
TOP #57
F-106
Original $115 Repunched Date, Original Light Gray, Typical Strike, Scarce Variety. Accurately graded but with weak upper obverse strike as is so typical for the variety. Surfaces are strictly original with light gray patina. Repunching inside the date digits is clear and consistent with variety diagnostics.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
EF40 PCGS
19290174
F-102
Original $55 Triple Punched 2 Digit, Crusty Original Gray Patina, West Coast Collection. A crusty original Liberty Seated dime with medium gray patina. This is the triple 2 digit variety. Strike is better than average for a With Legend dime and surfaces are blemish free. Housed in older blue label PCGS with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1872CC 1872-CC
VF35 PCGS
32053012
F-101
Choice $9975 New April 7! 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 1872CC 1872-CC
F12 NGC
1827432006
F-101
Choice $3000 Choice Original Gray, Rare Carson City Date, Conservative Grading. A choice original example struck by the Carson City mint during 1872. Though the 1872 date is the least challenging to locate amoung the big four Carson City dates (1871-CC, 1872-CC, 1873-CC, 1874-CC), finding strictly original and problem free examples is a completely different story. At GFRC, I believe in offering original coins and this also applies to the challenging Carson City dates from 1871 through 1874. One can always locate examples of these four dates as they appear at auction on a semi regular basis. More difficult is locating examples that are strictly original with no porosity or being messed with by those who attempt to enhance and retone surfaces. This piece is fully original with just honest wear. Surfaces are toned a natural light to medium gray and there are no blemishes to note. The Y in LIBERTY is weak but I have seen the TPGs assign a tad stronger grade due to originality on Carson City pieces. Housed in new NGC holder and fresh to market without CAC attempt. Fairly priced for the quality.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
VF30 raw
F-104
Original $80 Repunched 1, Original Darker Gray.Michigan Collection. . Darker gray patina covers this 1873 with arrows dime. Repunching, above the left and right base of 1 digit, is easily seen under a loupe. Fields and devices are essentially mark free. Strike is reasonable. A difficult repunched date variety to locate.
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
EF45
PCGS
33010517
F-118
Choice $225 Choice Original, Uniform Medium Gray, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A perfectly original 1873 With Arrows dime with uniform medium gray surfaces. Strike is nice and crisp with bold legend and nearly all wreath devices fully defined. Very close to choice level with only a faint rim anomaly (seen under bright light) under the 1 digit in the date requiring mentioning for complete accuracy. This anomaly did not bother CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted based on the no question originality and accurate grading. From the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1873S 1873-S
EF45 PCGS
28172779
Original $375 Small S Left, Original Light Gray, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection. . Another offering from the Gerry Fortin collection dating back to a 1994 purchase and recently certified. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gray patina. This is well struck example with a tad of weakness at Liberty head and the upper left wreath wheat grains. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. An important With Arrows S mint offering.
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 1874 1874
With Arrows
F12 PCGS
F-109a
Choice $45 Choice Original, Conservative Grading, Decent Type Coin, West Coast Collection. A strictly original 1874 with arrows example that is closer to F15/VF20 grade. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and attractive. One does not seen lower grade Seated dimes already housed in PCGS holders at this pricing level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder and really choice. This one screams, "take me home" as a type coin.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
VF35 NGC
3468647008
F-104
Original $165 Under Graded, Original, Bold Repunched Left Arrow, Florida Collection. . Undergraded as I would easily call EF40 or better outside of holder. A strong type coin offering with original gray patina. Bold strike and wonderful example of the variety. Housed in newer NGC holder. How can you go wrong with this offering at the asking price?
Seated 10C 1874CC 1874-CC
G6 PCGS
15860233
F-101
Original $12225 New April 7! No Question Series Key Date, Honest Wear, No Issues, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. GFRC is pleased to be handling yet another 1874 Carson City dime. This example is CAC approved and resides in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert. Surfaces have seen considerable honest wear but are completely blemish free. Mintage is only 10,817 with maybe 200 pieces extant is all grades and preservation states. Near all 1874-CC dimes are found some varying problems so the opportunity to purchase a CAC approved speciment warrants special attention. Toning is a uniform medium gray. Another rare date offering from the Florida 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 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 PCGS
33010521
TOP #63
F-107
Original $185 Misplaced 1 in Denticles, Crusty Original, Conservative Grading, Top 100 Varieties #63. . Wow! Talk about a Liberty Seated dime that is the definition of crusty original along with being the popular F-107 Misplaced Date variety. Surfaces are covered with thick golden gray patina that should be suitable for CAC approval. PCGS grading is conservative due to the crusty patina as the device details are more consistent with AU grade level. There are no blemishes to discuss while strike is typical for the variety. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfect Top 100 variety set example that is value priced.
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 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 1875CC 1875-CC
Below Wreath
VF30 PCGS
90115837
F-101
Original $85 Crusty Original Gray, West Coast Collection. I don't often see the F-101 die pairing for Below Wreath Carson City dimes. This example was struck by an eroded obverse die which is in a later die state than listed in the Seated dime web-book. Surfaces are covered with crusty original medium gray patina. There are are few scattered blemishes that are fully toned over. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
Below Wreath
EF45 raw
F-107
Market Acceptable $135 Bold Strike, Die Crack At Date, Old Wipe. Below Wreath dimes are always in demand especially in EF or better grades. This example offers a strong strike along with overall appearance that is consistent with the F-107 web-book plate coin. Obverse is in a late die state with significant denticle erosion while the reverse is between the D and D.2 die states. This dime does have an old wipe as just a tad too bright to be original. There are no hairlines or blemishes worth noting.
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
VF 35 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
Gen (AU50) PCGS
31556823
F-131
Choice $145 Pimple Die Obverse, Original AU Surfaces, Another PCGS Grading Casualty, West Coast Collection. Another 1876 Carson City dime that ends up in a mistakely graded PCGS holder. PCGS struggles with rusted die surfaces on many of the 1876-CC DDO F-107 strikes along with the Pimple Die obverse on F-131. The surfaces have the appearance of environmental damage when the exact opposity is true. The dime is original AU with uniform gray patina that that shifts to golden hues under a light source. The die states is early for the variety as I've seen much later die rusted examples. There are no blemishes whatsoever and strike complete. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with Genuine designation. 1876 Carson City dimes just don't get an respect.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type I Reverse
EF45 raw
F-116a
Original $95 Crusty Original, Rusted Obverse Die, Cracked Reverse. . A strictly original F-116 die pairing example in late die state. Obverse die is fully eroded with missing denticles and partial shield details. Reverse is choice and exhibits the diagnostic die cracks at 9:00 and 3:00 along with considerable die pitting. Surfaces are essentially blemish free except for tiny toned over lines on Liberty's knee.
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 1876S 1876-S
VF35 raw
F-119
Market Acceptable $40 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Obverse Cleaned/Retoned, R4 Variety, Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
Type I Reverse
VF30 PCGS
29470040
Original $55 Type I Reverse, Original Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1877 1877
VF30 raw
TOP #76
F-105
Choice $250 Rare Misplaced Date Offering, Choice Original for Variety, Indiana Collection. A rare Top 100 variety that is currently underrated at today's pricing levels. I've searched for this variety for several decades and have located only two examples with both being in circulated grades. Top 100 set building should immediately jump on this example and not think too hard. This choice example is covered with medium gun metal gray patina and conservatively graded. The $250 asking price is a bargain considering the amount of searching that will be necessary to locate a better example. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1877 1877
F15 raw
TOP #76
F-105
Original $100 Rare Misplaced Date Offering,. A rare Top 100 variety that is currently underrated at today's pricing levels. I've searched for this variety for several decades and have located only two examples with both being in circulated grades. This example F-105 example from the Indiana Collection is well worn but does have original gray surfaces. The ultimate buyer of this piece should give it a short acetone bath to remove some faint PVC residue.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
VF30 raw
TOP #78
F-107
Original $100 1877/6 Overdate, First Die Pairing, Original Medium, Important Top 100 Variety Offering. A strictly original example of the 1877/6-CC Overdate with natural medium gray surfaces. The overdate is not visible on flag of second 7 digit due to wear. In reality, only AU and Mint State examples will show traces of the overdate. This F-107 example is important as listed in the Top 100 Varieties set and challenging to locate as compared to more common F-108 second die pairing. I like this dime given the bold diagnostic include scratch in shield and repunching above the base of 1 digit. If in the market for an 1877-CC F-107, then JUST BUY IT NOW.....
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type II Reverse
VF30 PCGS
30887638
Original $90 Crusty Original Gray, . An unlisted Type II reverse die pairing with crusty original gray surfaces. Close inspection of the reverse image will reveal heavy metal stress lines below the upper left wheat grains. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
VF35 raw
F-104
Original $95 Type I Reverse, R5, Orignal, Even Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Grade. . The first F-104 Type I reverse example handled at GFRC other than a mint state example in personal collection. Type I reverse dimes are very scarce in any grade with the F-104 being a rare die pairing. Surfaces are strictly original with even gray and rose patina that transitions to rich gold under bright light. This specimen should be priced at the $150 level if choice. There is fully toned over scrap on the base directly above the date and a few other scattered blemishes that are not distracting. It may be years before I locate another Type I F-104 this nice.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type II Reverse
VF30 raw
F-105
Original $65 Type II Reverse, Dark Gray and Ebony Patina.. Ample remaining device details though the strike is a tad weak. Original surfaces are uniformly toned with ebony and gray shades.
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 1883 1883
VF30 raw
Choice $30 Choice Crusty Original, Thick Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. Purchased as part of a Dansco set collection. Surfaces are covered with crusty gray patina that is strictly original.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
EF40
PCGS
21327233
Original $75 Original Gray, Conservative Grading, West Coast Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
VF35 raw
TOP #82
F-104
Original $85 Repunched Mintmark, Light Gray Surfaces, Top 100 Varieties, Indiana Collection. 1887 San Francisco die varieties are plentiful with two varieties (F-104 and F-107) being included in the Top 100 Varieties set. The F-104 variety features a boldly repunched mintmark as seen in the upper loop of the final S mintmark punch. This example, from the Indiana Collection, exhibits light uniform gray toning over original surfaces. There are several staining patches on the reverse to consider.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
Sm S
VF25 raw
F-110
Choice $80 Small S, Choice Original, Crusty Ebony Gray Patina, Michigan Collection . The first 1889-S F-110 die pairing handled at GFRC. This crusty toned example sports medium ebony and gray fields that provide ample contrast for the ligher main devices. Fields and devices are completely blemish free. This piece would easily grade at TPGs as so original.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
VF20 PCGS
28782332
Original $85 Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2013 generaton PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
EF40 PCGS
30531934
F-113
Original $85 Strictly Original Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Large S. A nice original piece with uniform gray patina. There are no blemishes, just a wholesale 1890 San Francisco struck dime for your consideration. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
VF30 raw
TOP #95
F-109
Cleaned $115 Challenging Double Obverse Die Top 100 Variety, Cleaned, Indiana Collection. There are several Top 100 varieties that I have deep respect for including the 1877 F-105 MPD and the 1891 F-109 Double Die Obverse due to the inability to locate after so many years of searching. This 1891 F-109 example, from the Indiana Collection, has been cleaned and is slowly recovering a gray patina along with some gold hues under bright light. Frankly, if you are pursuing a Top 100 set, this offering may be an excellent filler for the variety until a strictly original example appears. Again, this is a most difficult variety to locate with the assigned R5 rarity being conservative.
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.