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 any of the web-book content for numismatic purposes, but please
remember written content and images are copyrighted and must be
properly referenced as to the source.
enjoy this Seated Dime reference and consider collecting the series......
17: Fair number of Seated dimes from significant consignment posted
on For Sale list.
15: Numerous additions to the Love Token for sale list. Please check
out the very cool 1877-S bracelet that is most likely vintage 1877
construction in San Francisco area based on uniform die variety
of eight dimes and 1890 F-106 (Four Misplaced Digits) love token.
6: Web-book and New Discoveries link updated with 1852 F-112 dime
with reverse partial cud at (UNIT)ED. The cud has a nicely formed
metal shelf appearance on the plate coin and is listed
4: Updated web-book and New Discoveries link with 1842-O
F-101a (lapped dies) and F-101b
(lapped with filled obverse die). This is announcement of 1842-O
F-101 die life cycle and further clarifies why 1842-O dimes come
with such poor details.
3: Added new 1886
F-119 listing which has misplaced 6 in the denticles. This is
another submission from Dr. Tim Cook.
1: This month's E-Gobrecht
issue is online and another great publication by Bill and his
authors. Note that John Albanese will be providing 10 free CAC reviews
to LSCC members!
29: The With
Legend, Repunched Date Index reformatting is done! This was
quite an undertaking given the number of repunched date occurences.
Next up will be the Double Die Index.
25: Happy Memorial Day weekend! Based on collector feedback, a modification
was made to Top 100 Varieties set. Doubled Die Reverse #3 (Top 100
#89) is paired with two obverse dies. To date, only one of the two
was allowed; this is expanded to both obverse die pairings (F-106,
as the emphasis is on the spectacular Doubled Die Reverse.
22: Updating Repunched
Date Indexes to new pictorial format. So far, the No
Drapery and With
Stars/Drapery sections are done. Hope you might check out the
21: Added 1841-O
F-112a terminal die state to web-book and New Discoveries link.
This die state was identified by Dr. Tim Cook and submitted in early
2013. Just starting to work through his backlog of neat new varieties
or die states.
19: Updated 1849-O
F-104 and F-104a
with new images and descriptions. Separated 1875-CC BW F-103 into
sub varieties due to different die states and reverse rim cuds.
Awards - Liberty Seated Dime Collection
Best Presented Sets of 2006, Best
Classic Sets of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
Presented Sets of 2004, Most
Informative Signature Set 2007
Weekly Website - 2009
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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
18: Added individual kit pages for Maxi
Starfighter/Torellian Invader and #1380
Phoenix with Rainbow Hang Tag.
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.