to the web-book resource for Liberty Seated Dime variety collectors
and Rare American Coins; desirable coins for Seated and Type collectors.
Gerry Fortin has been
collecting and researching Liberty Seated Dime since 1988 and launched
his Liberty Seated Dimes - Die Varieties, 1837 - 1891 web-book during
2004. The web-book expanded die variety knowledge beyond the efforts
of Kamal Ahwash and Brian Greer in their respective numismatic research
guides. Contained within the Fortin web-book is a wealth of new
information about Liberty Seated Dime die varieties, die states
and rarity coupled with a presentation format using exceptional
content is fully accessible to the public. You are free to link
to web-book content for numismatic purposes, but please remember
that written content, images, rarity estimates and pricing guides
are copyrighted by the author and must be accurately referenced
as to the source in other paper or online publications.
enjoy this Seated Dime reference and consider collecting the series......
Georgia Collection is updated on the Open Registry. Nearly all
Atlanta ANA seated dimes added to price lists. Updated RAC Coins
of the Week with my recommendations.
1: Back from Atlanta show with show report at Rare
American Coins link. I have over 70 Newps and substantial consignment
coins to post during weekend and early next week. There are many
mint state and better date coins so check back often. Also, the
E-Gobrecht issue is posted at the LSCC link. Bill Bugert
continues to do an incredible job with reporting important LSCC
club news items.
25: Added 1890
F-108a die state listing. This is the 1890 variety with misplaced
digits in the lower shield coupled with a terminal die state reverse
with retained cud.
24: Updated the 1876-CC
F-112 variety listing with new example showing 65 degree reverse
rotation. Since searching for this variety since mid 1990s, I've
located three examples; two with 45 degree rotation and now one
with 65 degree rotation..... Still loading Sarasota show Newps and
many more to be posted. Another show find is new 1890 reverse retained
cud requiring web-book update (1890 F-114a).
17: Louis DiGioia, RAC customer, joins the Open Registry with Seated
Dime with Varieties set. Louis is targeting dimes with favorable
eye appeal and CAC green bean where possible.
15: Added 1874
With Arrows F-102a die state page. During photography of ANACS
MS62 dime, a misplaced 8 digit was identified between final 8 digit
and the base. See the New
Variety Discoveries link.
13: It is official; NGC recognizes the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime
Varieties and will begin to label these as part of their VarietyPlus
Service. Click here
for the NGC press release.
Seated Collectors Club - 2013 Hall of Fame
Awards - Liberty Seated Dime Collection
Best Presented Sets of 2006, Best
Classic Sets of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Presented Sets of 2004, Most
Informative Signature Set 2007
Weekly Website - 2009
Hall of Fame Award, December
to the definitive resource for Estes Model Rocketry Kit collectors.
Model Rocket Kit Collecting Guide
kit database pages are updated and reflect eBay sales from February
2008 through June 2011. Recorded pricing observation in the database
now stands at 9680 entries. All updated kit prices and totals are
black colored. Due
to a very busy 2011 business schedule, I had no choice but to place
the Estes Kit Database on hold. I did manage to collect eBay kit
pricing into the June 2011 timeframe and those prices are published.
There are a number of new kit variety listings so checking the revised
database could be worthwhile for serious collectors.
5: Starting to update eBay pricing results in all three databases
for the March-May 2013 timeframe. This update will be done by end
of day May 6. My apology for not paying attention to the Estes databases
for a long period of time. On average, it appears prices for original
and problem free Estes kits are climbing.
5: Added K-45
1970 and 1971
Astron Beta, 1340
Scud B and 1367
Vindicator individual kit description pages. Added K-23 Big
Bertha pictorial guide page.
6: Added rare K Kit group (X-Ray, Beta, Apogee II, Big Bertha, Thor
Agena) with pre Damon yellow hang tags and countdown hang tags to
the database and pictorial guide. I won the X-Ray and Apogee II
kit and should have big higher for the Beta kit. This was a once
in several year opportunity to acquire early K Kits in original
pictorial pages also provide links into kit description pages inside
the database. To my knowledge, this Estes database is becoming the
most comprehensive study of Estes model rocket kit packaging and
artwork varieties ever assembled.