Liberty Seated Double Dimes

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Variety attributions are listed with BF numbers from Lane Brunner's and John Frost's www.doubledimes.com variety reference website.

There are 12 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on October 6, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 20C 1875 1875
MS64 PCGS
6584391

Gem $2275 Outstanding Type Example, Gem Original, Gorgeous Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Gold Patina, Worthy of CAC Approval. A stunning 1875 double dime gem survivor with transparent gold and lavender-gray toning. Surfaces are pristine and so well preserved. The best aspect of this gorgeous 1875 double dime is the satiny cartwheel luster that is so reflective and powerful under a light source. Yes, the PCGS population for the 1875 date in MS64 is high but this piece is heads and shoulder better than most at the same grade level. Last appearing at Heritage auction during October 2016 where is garnered a $2100 same price. If not sold by the Central States show, this piece is heading to CAC for review. CAC has only approved 11 at the MS64 grade level and I suspect this will be the 12th. For the collector who wishes to own a superior type coin with a low mintage of only 36,910.
Seated 20C 1875 1875
AU58 PCGS
31698320

Original $700 First Year Philadelphia Issue, Low Mintage, Mirrored Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. First year of Philadelphia issue for the ill fated 20 cent (double dime) denomination. Most first year strikes occurred at the San Francisco and Carson City mints since this denomination was supposedly needed in the Western states. Philadelphia mintage was only 36,910 with a reasonable survival rate in higher grades due to being a novelty with the East Coast collectors. This lovely example, from the Malvern Collection, must be one of the first strikes as the fields are strongly mirrored. The resulting reflective cartwheel is vibrant and eye catching. Surfaces are untoned, probably from a quick dip before being holdered. Accurately graded with just a trace of rub on the highest points. Type set collectors should give this pleasing example special consideration. The mirrored fields are definitely an attraction and conversation starter. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A new offering from the Malvern Collection to consider.
Seated 20C 1875 1875
EF45
PCGS
19877721
BF-1
Choice $550 Excellent Type Coin, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original, Minimal Wear, Accurately Graded. If attempting to build a type set with crusty original toned specimens, then this CAC approved 1875 double dime would fit right in. Surfaces are uniformly covered with thick crusty gray patina that offers rose and gold hues under a bright light. Strong strike and accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The BF-1 die pairing.
Seated 20C 1875 1875
EF40
PCGS
13664605

Choice $485 Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Mintage of only 36,910. Crusty gray-gold surfaces are no question original on this lovely 1875 double dime. Strike is decent with only a tiny blemish in the right obverse field needing to be mentioend. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the obvious originality and accurate grading. A perfect candidate for an EF grade level type set.
Seated 20C 1875 1875
VF30 NGC

Original $425 Original, Conservative Grading. Considerable remaining details for the VF30 assigned grade on this nice orginal piece. Obverse is toned an even light to medium gray with no blemishes. Reverse has old album toning with rainbow coloring; green/blues in the eagle that migrate to rose then deep red and blue at the upper rim. One can easily find 1875-S and 1875-CC examples at most coin shows but try to locate the underrated 1875 and 1876 dates. Mintage is only 36,910.
Seated 20C 1875 1875
VF20 PCGS
82484886
BF1
Choice $320 Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Medium Gray Fields, Accurately Graded. Freshly graded as part of GFRC raw inventory conversion to TPG holders. This lovely 1875 double dime is strictly original example with light to medium gray coloing. There are no blemishes to mention as a well preserved specimen. This piece was original conservatively graded as F15 while PCGS assigned a VF20 opinion. This should substantiate the care taken in grading raw coins for GFRC customers. Now housed in 2015 style holder.
Seated 20C 1875 1875
F15 PCGS
33104342
BF1
Choice $350 Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. A wonderful circulated example with strictly original surfaces and contrast between the medium gray fields and lighter main devices. Fully choice as no blemishes on this piece. Housed in 2015 PCGS holder.
Seated 20C 1875CC 1875-CC
MS62
NGC
3814657004
BF-1
Gem $2750 New October 6! BF-1 R5, Rare Die Marriage, Only Mint State Example Known, Heavily Polished Fields, Conservative Grading, Denver Collection. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. An incredible 1875 Carson City struck double dime for our consideration. Frankly, I believe this piece is under graded at the assigned MS62 level. What did NGC see to deduct technical points? Both obverse and reverse have heavy die polish lines that could have been misinterpreted as being from an old wipe. This is not the case as the die polish lines are parallel and become quite heavy on the reverse and were confirmed under a stereo microscope. The variety is also significant. Per Brunner and Frost in their online reference entitled Double Dimes, The United States Twent-cent Piece, the BF-1 die marriage was first reported in May 2013 with just a few examples known. BF-1 represents the only use of this reverse die, which cracked severely almost immediately after beginning to strike coins. The authors consider the die marriage to be quite rare, representing only about 1% of all surviving 1875-CC coins and assigned an R-5 rarity rating. The offered example is from an early strike with polished dies and limited reverse die cracks but consistent with BF-1 diagnostics. Under bright light, the darker teal coloring melts into light cobalt blue and gold on the obverse and mostly aquamarine and gold on the reverse. Housed in new large font label NGC holder with CAC approval. A gem quality offering from the Denver Collection.
Seated 20C 1875S 1875-S
EF45

Cleaned $200 Accurately Graded, Old Cleaning, Value Priced for Type, Newtown Collection. Even light gray with residual luster. Reverse has been cleaned with hairlines in the left field. Priced accordingly and a value piece for a Dansco or Whitman album type set. From the Newtown Collection.
Seated 20C 1875S 1875-S
EF45 raw
BF16
Original $295 Original, Light Gray. A popular variety listed in Cherrypickers due to a repunched mintmink that has $ sign appearance. Obverse also has a misplaced 5 digit in the denticles. Surfaces are an even light gray with no blemishes. LIBERTY on scroll is well defined with the weakness below E being strike related.
Seated 20C 1875S 1875-S
VF25
PCGS
24700443
BF-10
Choice $215 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patinal, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. A choice example of the scarcer BF-10 die pairing. Reverse die cracks are in an interim die state. Surfaces are toned gun metal gray. Strike is typical with weakness on the stars in right field. There are no blemishes to report. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and standard insert. A quality type coin from the White Pine Collection and fairly priced.
Seated 20C 1876 1876
VF30 PCGS
32087266
BF-2
Original $495 Rare and Underrated Date, Crusty Original Patina, Accurately Graded, Washington State Collection. An underrated date at current pricing levels. Mintage is a low 14,640 as struck at the Philadelphia mint. This is the scarest issue of the Seated double dime series other than 1876-CC and always challenging to locate. This example is no question original with thick crusty gray-brown patina on the obverse and darker shades on the reverse. In terms of blemishes, there are a few scattered field ticks that are completely toned over and consistent with the VF30 grade level. Strike is typical and grading is accurate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An important offering from the Washington State Collection. Please note that this 1876 double dime is housed in a worn holder with plastic haze on the reverse that is immediately seen on the GFRC images.