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
exceptional photography. Content is continually updated based
on collector discoveries and submissions for attribution and verification.
I hope you enjoy this
online numismatic adventure!
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, CAC, FUN,
JRCS and LSCC
Fortin Rare Coins
Denver Coin Expo - October 25 - 28, 2016 - Tables
210 - 212 with W. David Perkins
Whitman Baltimore Show - November 3 - 5, 2016 - Table 818 with
W. David Perkins
Shanghai, China - November 11 - 13 - Yunzhou Antique Mall Booth
with Harry Zhang
Westford, MA Monthly Show - November 27, 2016 - Table
Winter FUN - January 5 - 8, 2016 - Table with W. David Perkins
Sarasota, FL Coin Show - February, 2017 - Table TBD
Whitman Baltimore Show - March 30 - April 2, 2017 - Table 818
with W. David Perkins
Denver Coin Expo - May 9 - 12, 2016 - Table 210 with Jim Poston
1: The October
E-Gobrecht is loaded and available at the LSCC
link. Headline features John giving five presentations at
the Virginia Numismatic Association coin show; an amazing contribution
to the show promotor and attendees. Also found in the issue
are monthly columns by Craig Eberhart (Auction News), followed
by Dennis Fortier's LSCC Regional News. Len Augsbuger adds another
excellent The Curious Collector column entitled Beistle's Other
Interest. Greg Johnson's Quarter of the Month feature article
is a lengthy and well prepared discussion of the 1854-O Huge
O variety. Benny Haimovitz highlights the 1843 WB-23 Liberty
Seated half dollar in terminal die state with a massive amount
of reverse die cracks. Our Club Member Spotlight column focuses
on Lee Faucher. Lastly, Jim Laughlin closes out the issue with
another gem research article entitled, Suspension of Coinage
at the Philadelphia Mint, July 19, 1855 thru January 1856.
A new Seal Beach Collection consignment is loading on GFRC price
14: The Gerry Fortin Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
continue to be added to the GFRC price lists. Demand has been
strong as most pieces have been off the market for 1-2 decades.
Also added a new 1876-S Type I Reverse variety to the Web-Book.
Type I F-123 features a reverse die with Small Filled S
and partially hubbed M in DIME.
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.