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Liberty Seated Dimes - Top 25 Cud Dies Sets

The collecting of Seated coinage with die cuds is a niche activity among certain Liberty Seated Collector Club members. Locating any example of a Liberty Seated dime with a cud is a significant accomplishment let alone contemplating the building of a Top 25 Cud Dies set. Both Tim Cook and Gerry Fortin have benefitted from the efforts of well known dealer Larry Briggs in locating and "hoarding" die cuds for various Seated denominations. Tim Cook was fortunate to purchase a portion of Larry Briggs' cud collection in the mid 1990s. Subsequently, Tim Cook offered some of the cud dimes for auction at the Heritage CSNS May 2005 Sale and Gerry Fortin used the opportunity to acquire most of the pieces that were offered. Without the efforts of Larry Briggs, the Tim Cook and Gerry Fortin Top 25 Cud Dies collections would be less substantial.

Building a complete set of the Top 25 Cud Dies may be beyond the capabilities of modern day collectors without the sale of existing collections and further consolidations by a serious Seated Dime variety specialist. Good luck to any one who begins the challenge of Top 25 Cud dies collecting. Please do not hesitate to post a set with just a few pieces as the information is extremely valuable for the Liberty Seated Collector Club community and our understanding of surviving examples.

An Excel Top 25 Input form can be downloaded at the "Microsoft Excel Format". Once completed, please email to or I will do my best to quickly post your sets or recent updates!


Liberty Seated Dimes - Top 25 Cud Dies Sets

Excel Submission Form


% Completion

 Set Weighted Grade
Set Rating





The Dr. Tim Cook Collection
March 22, 2014
The Gerry Fortin Collection




February 11, 2010
The Dale Miller Collection
February 6, 2016
The T+N Alberts Collection
July 31, 2015






% Completion: Number of coin entries divided by total entries required to complete a set; for Top 25 Cud Dies Set, then 25 entries are required for a 100% completion.

Set Weighted Grade: The grade of each coin is multiplied by the "rarity factor", then summed and divided by the total of the "rarity factors" for those coin entries in the set.

Set Rating: The grade of each coin is mutiplied by the "rarity factor", then summed and divided by the total of all "rarity factors" for a completed set.

Rarity Factor: The rarity assessment for each Top 25 Cud Variety is based on the Sheldon rarity scale of R1 (common) through R8 (unique) and is grade independent given the challenge of locating any of these very late die state cud varieties. For more information on the Sheldon Rarity Scale, please select this link.


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