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 for November!
Orlando FUN Show - January 8 - 11, 2015 - Table with W. David
Ocala Florida Show - January
30, 2015 - Buying Only
Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo - March 26 - 28, 2015 - Table with
W. David Perkins
MA Coin Show - April 26, 2015 - Buying Only
Denver Coin Expo - May 6 - 9, 2015 - Table 210 with Jim Poston
25: John Okerson updates multiple sets in the Open Registry. GFRC-Coins
(Jim Poston) consignment has arrived. Lots of new PCGS Seated
dimes were posted today on price lists but weather DID NOT allow
any photography. Email me if wanting first right of refusal on
23: Back from Westford, MA and had good buying show. Ernie Botte
does incredible job promoting shows in the Northeast. Also, Tim
Cook shares an important
Top 100 set update as he approaches 100% completion....almost
there except for 1874 Polished Arrows as key date.
20: Roger Terry adds his Liberty
Seated half dollar set to the open registry. All pieces are
certified with CAC approval being prominent.
17: The author recently discovered an
eighth 1861 Type I obverse die at the Denver Coin Expo (October
2014). This new die pair is listed as 1861 Type 1 F-110 and has
a distinctive date punch that is positioned well right of other
1861 obverse dies.
15: The Brier
Creek Liberty Seated quarter collections are updated or created
in the Open Registry. This is another advanced collector building
a top rated date/mintmark set. The CC, O and SF subsets are also
posted and I took opportunity to align Open Registry formats for
these Seated quarter subsets. Also John Okerson updates his
Seated Quarter set on the Registry.
13: John Okerson submits major update to his Capped
Bust Half Dime Ultimate set in the Open Registry and now stands
at 58% completion.
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.