Retail Pricing Guide - Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties

Strong demand for Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 varieties continues. Dealers are attributing Liberty Seated dimes with Fortin variety numbers and referencing the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties set. Prices on key date varieties are moving up due to insufficient supply in a strong market. Collectors seek higher grade examples to better illustrate important varieties. Common date varieties trade at retail prices unless the dime is a superior original specimen. It is important to note that choice original Top 100 varieties in either PCGS or NGC holders may bring prices even higher than those suggested below. The only area of weakness in Top 100 varieties is 1841-O Closed Bud Transitional dimes. In grades ranging from Good through Fine, there appears to be more supply in the market than demand at current prices.

Demand for originality is increasing as are prices. TPG grading of original circulated strikes is becoming trendsetting. Choice original slabbed Seated coinage in the Fine through Extra Fine grades bring strong premium over pricing guides. CAC review and green sticker valuation also contributes to increasing premiums. As a result, Coin World Values is not longer a reliable benchmark for retail buy and sell prices. The PCGS Pricing Guides is currently the best gauge of market pricing. If collectors desire nice original problem free dimes with original gray patina, then be prepared to pay a premium as market is becoming tiered.

Please remember that listed prices are for problem free original coins rather than examples that have been cleaned or have other problems. For problem coins, one should typically downgrade pricing by one full grading increment

 

Base pricing from PCGS Pricing Guide

Premiums are based on estimated Top 100 Varieties rarity and current understanding of dealer pricing and recent transactions

Click on the underlined dates to see images and full page descriptions of each Top 100 variety

Variety Number

Date

Variety Type

Fortin Reference

F 12
VF 20
EF 40
AU 50
MS 60
MS 63

1

1837

Die Cracks - Clashed Dies

101c

170
450
750
1100
1600
3200

2

1837

Rev Die Crack

103a

125
350
550
850
1250
2000

3

1838-O

RPM

101

150
425
775
1500
3500
7500

4

1838

Small Stars

101a

65
100
250
400
750
1600

5

1838

Die Crack

103b

60
100
240
450
750
1500

6

1838

Die Crack

106

45
75

185

325
500
1000

7

1838

Partial Drapery

108a
65
150

245

450

900
2000

8

1838

Die Crack

110a
55
135
235
500
800
1900

9

1838

Die Crack

111a
50
100
225
425
700
1450

10

1839

Pie Shattered Obv Die

105b
15000
18500
24000
30000
-
-
11
Die Pairing
103
235
550
1100
2250
4100
-
12
RPM
104a
95
225
375
750
1850
3500
13
Shattered Rev Die
106a
85
175
325
650
1750
3250
14
Huge O
108
350
550
2000
5000
9500
-
15
Die Scratches
103
35
70
185
400
750
1250
16
Mintmark Size
106/106a
125
350
750
2500
7500
23000
17
RPD
103
45
70
115
245
650
1300
18
RPD
105
40
65
100
215
575
1150
19
Transitional
101
1500
2600
4500
12000
24000
-

Variety Number

Date

Variety Type

Fortin Reference

F 12
VF 20
EF 40
AU 50
MS 60
MS 63
20
Transitional
102
2250
4500
9000
18000
-
-
21
Rim Cud
103a
50
85
150
350
750
1450
22
Shattered Die
102a
65
185
550
1500
3000
6500
23
Shattered Die
103
65
185
550
1500
3000
6500
24
Mintmark Size
104a
125
285
900
3800
-
-
25
RPD
102
55
80
125
225
450
1300
26
RPD
103
45
55
85
250
575
1200
27
RPD
107
45
65
100
300
700

1400

28
Late Reverse Die State
101b
235
635
1500
6500
15000
-
29
Date Position
101
70
145
285
600
1750
3750
30
RPD
104
60
100
150
300
800
2400
31
RPD
104
90
215
450
1350
3450
10000
32
RPD
105
40
75
100
200
500
1100
33
RPD
105
35
65
95
190
375
900
34
Clashed Die
101a
375
465
675
800
1200
1800
35
RPD
107
50
85
135
350
550
1250
36
Shattered Die
104a
85
175
325
1250
2500
5700
37
Shattered Die
104a
45
65
100
250
450
1000
38
Shattered Obv Die
102
750
1450
2900
5600
10000
15000
39
Die Cracks
103
75
100
200
550
1000
2750

Variety Number

Date

Variety Type

Fortin Reference

F 12
VF 20
EF 40
AU 50
MS 60
MS 63
40
DDO
103
50
100
195
425
900
2000
41
DDO East
108
35
60
110
225
450
850
42
DDO North
110
45
75
145
275
550
1100
43
RPD Up
104
35
60
110
275
750
1500
44
RPD Down
105
50
95
185
450
1500
3000
45
Strike Doubled
101b
75
115
225
565
1250
2500
46
MPD - Extra 9
103
45
80
135
265
550
1150
47
DDO - Double Lips
106
40
65
110
250
425
850
48
Rusted Type I Obv
101
35
55
85
130
265
600
49
Rusted Rev
105
800

1200

2500
3500
4500
5500
50
Rev Die Scratch
103
35
55
100
200
425
750
51
RPD
103
95
165
275
550
1100
2250
52
MPD (CAM Proof)
105
-
-
-
-
-
1200
53
Short Flag 1 (F-101 only)
101
115
245
450
875
1750
3500
54
RPD
104
40
60
100
150
325
600
55
RPD (CAM Proof)
101
-
-
-
-
-
1100
56
DDR
105
350
550
850
1750
3000
4500
57
RPD
106
45
60
75
150
350
650
58
MPD (CAM Proof)
109
-
-
-
-
-
1450
59
RPD
103
40
55
85
155
300
550

Variety Number

Date

Variety Type

Fortin Reference

F 12
VF 20
EF 40
AU 50
MS 60
MS 63
60
DDO
103
1200
2200
3400
4500
7800
-
61
RPD
103
40
90
180
400
700
1100
62
Polished Arrows
106
2000
4000
8000
15000
28000
-
63
MPD
107
65
125
225
435
700
1600
64
Shattered Die
101a
45
70
100
175
350
700
65
Mintmark Size
104
135
185
250
450
750
1600
66
Die Cracks
109
50
75
100
200
450
1000
67
Die Cracks
102a
50
85
135
235
500
1350
68
DDR
104
35
55
80
135
250
450
69
RPD
101
85
135
275
525
950
1500
70
DDO/Rev C
105
95
185
375
750
1500
3000
71
DDO/ Rev A
106
80
125
260
525
850
2100
72
DDO/ Rev B
107
50
100
200
400
700
1500
73
RPD
110
50
85
150
300
600
1200
74
MPD
111
60
110
225
375
700
1500
75
Type II Rev
101
160
225
375
650
1200
2350
76
MPD
105
60
110
225
350
700
1500
77
RPD
101
30
40
55
125
225
450
78
RPD
107
60
90
150
275
450
900
79
Polished Die
104
400
535
650
950
1750
3000

Variety Number

Date

Variety Type

Fortin Reference

F 12
VF 20
EF 40
AU 50
MS 60
MS 63
80
RPD
102
40
60
80
155
225
450
81
RPD
105
45
55
75
150
200
375
82
S/S
104
45
60
80
165
275
550
83
Shattered Die
107
160
230
375
550
1000
1750
84
Polished Rev Die
102a
-
-
-
-
450
750
85
MPD
106
50
75
100
165
275
500
86
MPD - S/S
107
45
70
95
150
375
950
87
RPD - MPD
103
135
200
285
425
750
1700
88
DDR #1
104
40
55
75
180
300
600
89
DDR #3
106 or 122
40
55
75
180
300
600
90
MPD
105
30
40
55
110
160
320
91
MPD
106
65
95
150
285
550
1100
92
DDO - S/S
104
55
100
175
325
650
1250
93
MPD
109
40
70
115
225
400
800
94
MPD
107
35
50
85
145
250
500
95
DDO
109
75
115
265
475
750
1450
96
RPD - 0/0
106a
45
65
90
165
350
700
97
Shattered Die
108
50
95
150
235
425
850
98
0/0
109
150
235
350
650
1250
2500
99
RPD - 0/0
111
45
60
85
150
325
650
100
S/S
105
45
55
80
150
300
600

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