to the web-book resource for Liberty Seated Dime varieties and
Gerry Fortin Rare Coins; desirable coins for Seated and Bust 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
free to link to web-book content for numismatic purposes, while
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.
Authorized Dealer, Member ANA, FUN, JRCS
Coins of the Month!
Chicago ANA - August 5 - 9, 2014 - Table 835 with W. David Perkins
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FUN Show - January 8 - 11, 2015 - Table with W. David Perkins
29: PCGS announced their annual Set Registry Winners; the Gerry
Fortin Liberty Seated Dime collection moved to Platinum Level
since winning at least five Classic Set Awards.
25: Updated North
Georgia sets in the Open Registry; this individual continues
to move up in set rankings and %CAC content. Also updated David
Miller's Top 100 collection; his 1839 Pie Shattered obverse
graded at NGC and sits in new Top 100 holder. Congrats David!
23: I'm honored that GFRC website is now listed on CoinTalk's
Master Online Dealer List; Dealers with Great Websites. I've
always believed in carefully listening to feedback as the basis
for continuous improvement.
21: Added 3
Cent Silver Proof set to the Open
Registry. This set was assembled by Terry Hess.
18: Added Open Registry updates for Trey
McGovern seated quarters, John
Okerson bust quarters and the North
Georgia seated dimes.
16: Based on positive feedback on the GFRC CAC Only price list,
I've added a TPG only price list which features only NGC
and PCGS graded inventory.
15: Added Capped
Bust Quarter Date and Major
Varieties sets to the Open
Registry. Ultimate set is in progress.
Seated Collectors Club - 2013 Hall of Fame
Awards - Liberty Seated Dime Collection
Best Presented Sets 2006, Best
Classic Sets 2007 - 2013, Platinum
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
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 condition.
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.