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Liberty Seated Dime Purchase Criteria: Eye Appeal, Original Surfaces and Full Strikes including a Full Head. Seated dimes that meet these combined attributes provide the best value for the money including being the easiest for resale when upgrading a collection. It is recommended that buyers consider these criteria when contemplating a purchase from any dealer.

Top 100 Varieties: Any Seated dime that conforms to requirements for inclusion in a Top 100 Varieties is denoted in the Variety column.

Rotated Reverses: Reverse images are best effort to capture the actual reverse rotation with respect to obverse position. If a rotated reverse is seen in the images, then this is how the dime appeared during photography and dime descriptions may not include specific comments as to the observation.

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There are 164 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on November 20, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Large Date
MS63
NGC
4879785002
Choice $2275 New November 6! Ideal Type Coin, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Near-Gem, Rose-Gold Toning, CAC Approval.. A near-gem 1837 F-101a Seated dime example with eye appeal of a higher grade. 1837 Large Date strikes have been consistently popular as a first year type coin. The lack of stars in the obverse fields (No Stars) leads to a cameo appearance for the new Liberty Seated design. Collectors building advanced 19th century silver type sets have the challenge of locating specimen's with natural luster and substantial eye appeal. GFRC is pleased to be offering this gorgeous 1837 example with intense frosty luster on both sides. Most important is the starless obverse fields that are entirely unbraided leading to a most pleasing viewing experience. Faint gold patina covers the obverse with darker shades at the periphery. Reverse coloring is closer to rose-gold and more pervasive. 10x loupe inspection failed to locate any abrasions. The obverse rim has cuds while the reverse has a partial raise rim. A single early die state obverse die crack through the leg and repunched 7 digit validate the F-101a die state. Superb eye appeal is this offerings hallmark and will not disappoint the buyer. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS66+
NGC
2037607021
F-108a
Gem $4850 Partial Drapery, Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Consignment Buy-Out - New Low Price! Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green/Eric P. Newman. The F-108a Partial Drapery die variety that results from a clash of the E in DIME near the elbow along with heavy reverse die clashing on the right reverse. NGC decided to not list the Partial Drapery designation on the brown EPN label claiming the obverse clash mark was too weak. I discussed this directly with NGC prior to the November 2013 Eric P. Newman sale since the "extra drapery" clash mark is visible but muted by the thick patina. To set the record straight, this high grade mint state example was struck from the partial drapery dies and during the correct die state. This gorgeous example has satiny luster and a hammered strike. Gem surfaces are smooth and covered with thick crusty olive-gray, lilac, and chestnut-brown toning. Housed in the original EPN brown label holder with CAC approval. This piece brought $6756 at the November 2013 auction.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS64 NGC
1748327001
TOP #6
F-106a
R4
Choice HOLD
$1650
Shattered Obverse #1, Heavy Obverse Die Crack, Near-Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, Ideal For Top 100 Set . This body struck 1838 F-106a dime is a die state example with dual die cracks starting at Star 7 and proceeding down through Liberty. A near-gem specimen with sharp obverse and reverse strike plus unabraded surfaces. The obverse die crack is not the more common F-106 single crack but rather the double crack through Star 6 that is required for F-106a designation. Deep center rose is surrounded by peripheral blues. This offering is for the advanced collector pursuing the best possible candidates for their numismatic cabinets. Housed in newer generation NGC holder with complete attribution on the level that reads, TOP 100 F-106, OBVERSE DIE CRACK. This 1838 strike also has the distinction of being the NGC plate coin for press release announcing Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties being added to VarietyPlus attribution service.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery
MS63 raw
F-113
Choice $725 New October 31! Reverse Flaw Die, Reverse Die Polish Lines, Thick Frosty Luster, Choice Original, Indiana Collection . The finest example of the 1838 No Drapery F-113 Reverse Flaw die seen. Once laying eyes on this new Indiana Collection offering, heavy reverse die polish lines were promptly noted and will be mentioned as an update to the F-113 listing within the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Surfaces are heavily frosted on both sides. Bright light inspection activates strong luster with some peripheral gold.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
AU50
PCGS
27514044
F-113
Choice $300 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Reverse Die Flaw, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original example of the 1838 F-113 die variety with bold reverse die flaw between ONE and DIME and struck from eroded dies. Surfaces are choice and covered with a uniform gun metal gray/blue patina. Under bright light, the patina becomes transparent and exposes pretty blue fields and a light rose main device while the reverse becomes mostly deep rose. No blemishes whatsoever were found during a careful 10x loupe inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Draprey, Large Stars
AU50 NGC
4334104002
F-103b
Original $425 Vertically Cracked Reverse, Original Light Gold Surfaces, Bold Reverse Diagnostics, Accurately Graded.. A challenging 1838 F-103b vertically cracked reverse that is popular with collectors and an important entry in the Top 100 Seated Dime varieties set. This example offers original surfaces with ample remaining luster and a light golden lavendar skin. The reverse vertical die crack is near terminal die state and boldly defined. There is one tiny tick on Liberty's left elbow that is mentioned for complete accuracy. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
84741107
F-107
Choice $1285 Choice Original, Classic Gold-Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Very Pleasing. A gorgeous offering that deserves special consideration. This 1839 F-107 Seated dime is very well balanced with notable eye appeal. Undisturbed frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout obverse and reverses. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic copper gold and faint blue patina. Strike is well executed. This is a late die state F-107 example with bold die crack from 12:00 down through Liberty's head and stops at the gown line. Right field stars are also connected with die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the choice original surfaces, attractive grading and old time eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
31989744
Gem $1150 New October 11! Repunched Date, Thick Frosty Mint Bloom, Creamy Faint Gold, Hammered Strike. Another October 2020 Manchester NH Coin Expo purchase that spoke to me. The thick frosty luster and swirling cartwheels made quite a statement when first inspected. Mint frost covers all devices and the fields. The F-101 repunched date is easily seen with 10c loupe. Coloring is a faint creamy gold. A splendid offering that warrants a gem quality rating at the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with fresh CAC approval as secured by GFRC.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
MS62 PCGS
30103100
F-104ab
Gem $1200 Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Near Terminal F-104 Die State, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Complete Strike. A special offering for Liberty Seated dime die variety specialist or those carefully assembling a PCGS blue box of 20 exceptional coins! Eye appeal and gorgeous circular toning patterns are self evident from the GFRC images. Therefore, let's examine the F-104 die pairing and how the obverse cracks until reaching terminal die state. The F-104 die pairing starts out as a set of heavily polished dies resulting in semi-PL strikes; these are rarely seen. With usage, the dies wear with the obverse die developing a die crack from star 2 into the shield. The die crack increases in severity and proceeds through the shield and down through the 3 digit into the rim. The F-104a listing captures the die states when the die crack extends from star 2 to the rim below the date. During terminal die state, the obverse die separates and leaves a shelf metal ridge across the lower shield. The highest grade F-104b known is a VF35 owned by Dr. Tim Cook. This new GFRC offering is a die state between F-104a and F-104b. The die cracks are well raised from star 2 to the 3 digit without the obverse die separating. Overall, a really cool piece that is fully struck. All horizontal shield lines are complete defined and separated. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
MS62 NGC
5742516011
F-106c
Original $875 Cracked Obverse and Reverse, Rotated Reverse Left 18 Degrees, Gorgeous Toning, Frosty Luster. Serious eye appeal arrives with this wonderful 1839 F-106c Seated dime offering. Moderate frosty luster highlights peripheral aquamarine-gold that surrounds a rose center. Strike is complete but not sharp as the F-106c die pairing features a well worn and cracked die pair. Reverse die misalignment is 18 degrees left. The progressive obverse die crack at 12:00 from rim through Liberty's head down to neckline becomes stronger and more visible in the F-106c die state. Another significant die crack starts at the rim to the right of star 10 and joins stars 11 through 13. The reverse exhibits multiple cracks to the rim. This new offering brings a highly detailed late die state variety with beautiful toning. How can you pass up the combination? Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
AU55 NGC
2112148003
F-105a
Original $575 New October 22! Early Die State, Pie Shattered Obverse, Mirrored Fields, Gray-Ebony Patina, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1839 F-105 Pie Shattered Obverse can be found in four distinctly different die states. F-105 is proof strike designation, F-105a for early die state circulation strikes without die cracks, F-105b captures the lone obverse vertical die cracks, and the last die state, the full pie shattered obverse. Present today is a high grade F-105 dime struck with business strike dies and mirrored fields. During bright light inspection, rose-gray reflective luster is dominant. A hammered strike with just a few micro obverse abrasions. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe. A prize for someone wish to own the early origins of the 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
MS65 PCGS
25624118
F-106a
Gem $8250 New October 28! Cobweb Shattered Reverse, Likely Finest Graded, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Radial Rose and Blue Coloring. The appearance of an 1839-O F-106a Cobweb Shattered Reverse dime at full gem grade level is an important event for the numismatic community. I've check all MS65 and better auction records on CoinFacts and believe this example might be the finest graded. The Dr. Tim Cook and Dale Miller Top 100 Variety Sets on the GFRC Open Set Registry contain MS64 and MS63 Gold CAC examples respectively. This MS65 graded example features a late die state reverse whereby the entire set of reverse wreath cracks are fully defined and approaching terminal die state. Brilliant luster is the rule from heavily frosted surfaces. Eye appeal is spectacular given the center rose coloring that is surrounded by sky blues and a hint of yellow gold at the date. A top shelf offering that belongs in one of the finest Liberty Seated dime collections being assembled. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
AU53
PCGS
28715637
F-103
Choice HOLD
$850
Near-Gem, Rose-Gray Patina, Crisp Strike, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A special offering from the Gerry Fortin reference collection that belongs with another advanced specialist of the Liberty Seated dime series. This near-gem 1839-O F-103 dime was purchased on April 1992 immediately after Greer published his DLRC Press guidebook on the series. This dime was employed as a Grading plate coin for the No Drapery With Stars design on page 13. Interestingly, Greer employed the piece as the EF45 grade example. During 2015, PCGS assigned an AU53 grade followed by CAC providing green bean approval. It was well known during the 1990s that Brian Greer's grading standard were tight. Again this is a near-gem with crusty rose-gray patina and unabraded surfaces. How I hate to let this one go! Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
AU50 raw
TOP #14
F-108
Market Acceptable $850 Huge O Variety, Rare Grade, Top 100 Varieties #14, Details Grade. Definitely a rare grade for the 1839-O Huge O reverse variety when AU details remain. This specimen easily grades AU+ but has dark verdigris covering the obverse stars and date regions coupled with the entire reverse. The dark surfaces were result in a PCGS grade designation of AU Details code 97 (environmental) if holdering were to be attempted. Few examples are know at this grade level and a truly problem free specimen would be priced in the $2000+ range. Offers are welcomed as the dime is listed to sell.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
6935835
TOP #19
F-101
Gem $28500 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1842 1842
AU50
PCGS
81862193
F-105
Choice $285 Gold-Rose Patina. Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Massachusetts Collection. The 1842 F-105 die pairing features working dies with "delicate" device details. The die variety can be diagnosed by a short reverse die crack from the right stem end to the rim. This CAC approved example is accurately graded and comes with semi-transparent gold-rose patina. Fields retail their steely texture and provide reflective luster during bright light inspection. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
Medium O
AU50
PCGS
3298678
TOP #23
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1843 1843
MS61 NGC
3413567002
F-104
Choice $535 Repunched 8, Deep Gray Coloring, Peripheral Ebony Shades, Choice Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1843 F-104 obverse can be attributed by a bold date punch that nearly touches the base. The date punch is positioned at DR -2C and on well struck examples, faint repunching can be seen at the lower left base of the 8 digit. The repunching at the base of the 8 digit can be seen on this fully struck Mint State example but will take careful inspection. Gray patina is the dominant coloring with darker shades at the obverse periphery and embedded center rose on the reverse. The choice original 1843 F-104 dime was employed as the plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collection commonly known as the web-book. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Purchased at a Heritage Auction March 2013 and offered at that purchase price.
Seated 10C 1843 1843
AU50
PCGS
26315362
F-104
Choice HOLD
$225
New October 8! Crusty Gray Patina, Well Preserved Surfaces, White Pine Collection . This White Pine 1843 F-104 Seated dime is fully original and covered with crusty gray patina. A well struck example with rounded lower leg and fully defined gown line and clasp. The top of Liberty's head is a touch weak but typical of the date. Overall reverse devices are a shallow as hubbed on the working die. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. A lovely With Stars design offering at a fair price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. Yet another "top of the ladder" offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
MS62 PCGS
09248987
F-105a
Choice $600 Fully Struck, Frosty Luster, Crossing Die Cracks at STAT(E)S, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A choice frosty 1845 Philadelphia issue with complete strike. Purchased August 2003 at the Summer ANA due to bold reverse crossing die cracks at STAT(E)S. Used as the F-103c web-book plate coin since that time. I don't believe this one has been sent to CAC for review and will take a trip to Far Hills NJ in the next submission. A frosty example that is accurately grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
MS61 NGC
3887987007
F-104a
Original $415 Reverse of 1844, Lapped Obverse Die, Near Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A late die F-104 example with lapped obverse die that removed date repunching. The resulting F-104a die state can be attributed by a reverse die crack through S(T)ATES. The offered example is from my reference collection and the F104 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Near choice surfaces are covered with light aquamarine shades that expose golden hues under a light source. Strike is completely executed. The darker vertical streak in the right obverse field is a toning line with some verdigris present at the date. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
AU55
PCGS
30694453
F-104
Choice $350 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Lapped Repunched Date Dies, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Accurately Graded. The 1845 F-104 plate coin for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-104 die variety captures late die state dies after being lapped and removing repunching on the 45 digits. This example is choice original with crusty gray-olive patina and no blemishes whatsoever. Held in the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collectio since the late 1990s and back on the GFRC price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1847 1847
AU53 PCGS
21691755
F-101
Choice HOLD
$850
New October 22! Date Overlaps Base, Top 100 #29, Pleasing Aquamarine-Blue Patina, Typical Strike, Indiana Collection. Ex Indiana Collection. The F-101 obverse is the easiest of the three 1847 obverses to identify due to a date punch that boldly overlaps the base. The tops of all four date digits are in full contact with the base. A thoroughly pleasing example with strong strike and deeply toned surfaces. As illustrated, a uniform aquamarine-blue skin covers the obverse while reverse has embedded rose. Surfaces are choice and abrasion free. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) blue label holder.
Seated 10C 1848 1848
AU53 NGC
3887987008
F-101
Choice $450 Brian Greer Plate Coin, Steely Gray Surfaces, Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Purchased during December 1992 shortly after Brian Greer had published his DLRC Press Guidebook on Liberty Seated Dimes. This Greer plate coin sat quiet in my bank until being holdered during 2014 by NGC. A strictly original F-101 example with choice surfaces. Steely gray patina contains embedded aquamarine and gold during bright light viewing. Strike is fully executed on both sides. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The time has come to let numismatically important Greer plate coins return back to the market and eventually into another advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
Small O
AU Details raw
F-104b
Cleaned $385 Small O, F-104b, Old Clean, Bright Surfaces, Peripheral Obverse Gold, Massachusetts Collection. A well struck 1849-O F-104b example with bold obverse and reverse devices. Easily grading AU+ but both sides have been lightly cleaned with some faint hairlines in the obverse fields. Peripheral gold toning on the obverse is pleasing. Overall, an attractive piece due to the bold strike and original looking luster. Just not technically gradeable. From the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
MS63 PCGS
5221682
F-103c
Gem $9500 Lapped Obverse Die, Gem Original, Extremely Rare Fully Struck at Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. One of three MS63 certified 1849-O dimes certified by PCGS and the only auction record on CoinFacts. Purchased March 2005 at the American Numismatic Rarities sale of the Richard Jewell Collection. 1849-O dimes are incredibly rare in Mint State when fully struck. This F-103c Small O survivor brings a hammered strike and steely luster to the table. Note how well the obverse is struck regardless of the lapped die (weak date). Every tiny piece of die rust is visible from Liberty's face down to the bottom of the gown folds. In-hand toning is gun metal blue-gray with embedded rose shades. Bright light viewing exposes a completely difference personality. The darker toning simply melts away and reveals lustrous steely fields that are borderline mirrored. Coloring is a light gold on both sides. I truly love this Seated dime and was most disappointed when it did not receive CAC approval. I'm into this piece for $9200 twenty-five years ago and have never regretted the purchase. Since purchase, this piece has never been displayed given the core Fortin set contains a PCGS MS64 CAC Large O example. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. A special offering for the Liberty Seated dime specialist.
Seated 10C 1851 1851
AU58 PCGS
9949791
Original HOLD
$360
New October 11! Thin High Level Date, Near-Choice, Frosty Luster, Peripheral Gold, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A choice original example of the 1851 F-103 die pairing that has been in the Gerry Fortin Collection since 1996. On the F-103 obverse, the date digits were weakly punched allowing for fairly easy attribution. Steely fields and luster are readily evident during bright light inspection. The reverse is essentially untoned and offers active cartwheels. Strike is complete; an important consideration when purchasing With Stars dime as strikes can be erratic. The right obverse field has some well hidden micro chatter of no consequence. 1851 Philadelphia strike becomes challenging in AU55 or better; just check the GFRC Sales Archive as validation. I infrequently see this date in choice AU and rarely in Mint State. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder.
Seated 10C 1851 1851
AU58 NGC
1749008007
F-103
Choice $400 Thin High Level Date, Gray Patina, Steely Luster, Complete Strike, Massachusetts Collection Duplicate. A choice original example of the 1851 F-103 die pairing. On the F-103 obverse, the date digits were weakly punched allowing for fairly easy attribution. Steely fields and luster are readily evident under a moderate layer of gray patina on the obverse. The reverse is lightly toned and offers active cartwheels. Strike is complete while surfaces are unabraded. The 1851 Philadelphia date becomes challenging in AU55 or better; just check the GFRC Sales Archive as validation. I infrequently see this date in choice AU and rarely in Mint State. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Previously from the Gerry Fortin reference collection and recently upgrade. Back to the GFRC price list is comes.
Seated 10C 1851O 1851-O
AU55 PCGS
35269710
F-101
Original $3350 Very Rare Choice AU, Original Reflective Surfaces, Deep Gray-Aquamarine Toning, Bright Light Eye Appeal. The rarity of the 1851-O date at the AU and Mint State grade levels is finally being understood by the numismatic community. The Liberty Seated Collectors Club and GFRC have been driving forces in raising that awareness. GFRC is pleased to be offering a freshly graded specimen with deep gray-aquamarine patina on both sides. Most pleasing are the reflective fields during bright light inspection. The obverse fields are substantially mirrored with center rose surrounded by a thin blue arc before shifting to gold at the stars. The weakly struck head does not bother me as typical for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and sure to please the new owner. Sold in late 2019 and recently bought back for inventory.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS64
NGC
157157004
F-108
Gem $1100 Unhubbed Arrows & Date, Gem Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. A magnificent F-108 1853 with arrows dime that would be an excellent inclusion into an advanced date and mintmark set or type set. This gem is housed in old NGC Fatty holder with brown label along with CAC approval. Eye appeal is driven by a combination of brilliant frosty luster, swirling cartwheels, and old album peripheral toning. GFRC images provide an accurate representation of the coloring and toning patterns. Strike is absolutely hammered and one of the best struck 1853 dimes seen in a long time. Heavily impressed die clash marks are seen on both sides. If this piece does not sell quickly, it will most likely be added to the Gerry Fortin CAC only Liberty Seated dime set on the Open Registry. This offering is that special!
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
29760200
Choice $700 Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Crusty Olive-Gold, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Great Type Coin Offering. Hubbed Arrows and Date hub design. This super 1853 with arrows dime is 100% original with crusty olive-gold obverse patina and light burnt gold coloring on the reverse. Surfaces produce frosty cartwheel that is more pronounced on the reverse due to the lighter toning. Strike is hammered with no device weakness whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A great potential With Arrows type coin for fans of old time surfaces.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS63 NGC
4834198005
F-106
Gem $700 New November 20! Repunched 1 and Left Arrow, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Peripheral Rose-Gold. A gem 1853 With Arrows F-106 Seated dime to consider. This piece is perfectly balanced with brilliant frosty luster, an overcoat of original rose-gold patina, swirling cartwheels, and a hammered strike. The F-106 date and arrows are positioned similar to that of the Hubbed Arrows and Date dies, therefore die variety attribution relies on the repunched left arrow and the 1 digit. Repunching is easiest to detect above the left arrow point. I bought this piece immediately upon seeing in a dealer's show wholesale box. Yes, it has been submitted once to CAC with disappointment. This is a gem with eye appeal of a higher grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
Hubbed Arrows & Date
MS62 NGC
666586005
F-108
Original $425 Hubbed Arrows & Date, Thick Frosty Luster, Obverse Die Cracks, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Die variety research for the 1853 With Arrows date has proven to be a challenging project. First was the separation of obverse dies into two groups; those with hand punched arrows and dates, and those with hubbed arrows and date. For the latter group, obverse die identification was done via die cracks and other die preparation markets. The F-108 obverse die features a unique set of obverse die cracks, with respect to other variety listings, are found at Liberty's head and through the left arrow. This offering is the plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collection commonly known as the web-book. Surfaces offer thick frosty luster with a few faint reverse lines. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An important offering for the die variety specialist.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
Hubbed Arrows & Date
AU58 PCGS
85100415
Choice $275 Hubbed Date and Arrows, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lovely 1853 With Arrows example struck with hubbed date and arrows along with the primary devices. Definitely choice as surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with gray-gold patina. The reverse is more crusty while lovely golden luster is apparent on the reverse when viewed with a light source. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Worthy of a CAC approval attempt. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
Hubbed Arrows & Date
AU58 PCGS
38750630
F-112
Choice $315 Hubbed Date & Arrows, Die Scratch Through Left Arrows, Hammered Strike, Steely Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1853 With Arrows dime will be found with strike inconsistencies given the very high mintage for that period. During my years of Seated dime die variety research, locating fully struck examples as web-book plate coins was a priority. This lovely Hubbed Arrows & Date F-112 was employed as the plate illustration at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Die scratches into the left arrow and at the bottom of the pole are primary diagnostics. Strike on this specimen is absolutely hammered. Steely surfaces are active and provide swirling cartwheels. Accurate graded with faint rub on the obverse high points. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
AU55 ANACS
773642
TOP #35
F-107
Original $375 Repunched Date, Early Die State, Old Album Blue-Rose Toning, Near Choice Original, Top 100 Varieties, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Price Reduction - May 21, 2020 - An early die state example of the popular 1853 With Arrows F-107 repunched date with bold diagnostics. Early die states are ideal for this variety as they reveal the bold repunching to the lower right of all 1853 digits. This offering, from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection, features not only early die state diagnostics but also old album toning. Rich blues and rose cover the obverse while the reverse is mostly light gray with peripheral gold. Fields are steely and consistent with the F-107 early die state die finish. Several ancient marks on Liberty's upper body hold this piece back from a full Choice Original quality rating. Listed as entry #35 in the Top 100 Varieties set. Housed in ANACS old white holder.
Seated 10C 1853O 1853-O
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
20431790
F-103
Choice $1050 F-103, Challenging Grade, Worn Dies, Choice Original, Golden Gray Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Any 1853 New Orleans dime that comes to market in original AU50 or better should be immediately considered as scarce at the AU grade level and rare in Mint State. Many examples seen are weakly struck at the head, surrounding stars and reverse leaves. This F-103 example was struck from worn obverse and reverse dies. Regardless, the strike is exceptional and offers substantial device details. Surfaces are strictly original with lovely golden gray patina that is more consistent on the obverse. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed several ticks on the lower gown folds while the reverse is blemish free. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A serious offering for astute Liberty Seated dime collectors.
Seated 10C 1854 1854
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
28513738
HOLD
$250
New November 13! Excellent Type Candidate, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Peripheral Copper-Gold, Sooner Collection. A visually pleasing 1854 With Arrows dime that offers brilliant frosty luster and peripheral copper-gold toning. Struck by a deeply hubbed obverse die with thick date digits and bold stars. Presently unlisted as a web-book die variety. An ideal candidate for a 19th century type set or other collecting objective. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 10C 1854 1854
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
9943398
F-106a
Original $250 Pleasing With Arrows Type Coin, Cracked Obverse, Original Gray Patina. A perfect With Arrows type Seated dime with thick gray patina. Surfaces are 100% original and emit plenty of satiny luster when viewed under a light source. The F-106a variety captures a cracked obverse with die cracks through all stars and date digits. Well struck and blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1855 1855
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
28172761
F-108
Choice $325 Mirrored Fields, Heavy Reverse Die Clashing, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This 1855 F-108 die pairing strike feartures mirrored fields and a really cool clashed reverse that is rarely seen on this date. Choice surfaces produce reflective luster with teal and rose hues. Strike is hammered with heavy reverse die clashing that includes all lettering in LIBERTY and the horizontal shield lines. How cool is that? Recently graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Purchased October 1995 at the Stack's 50th Anniversary Sale Lot 342. Since 2004, this piece has been the 1855 F-108 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. Another old friend that I hate to see go.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
MS64
PCGS
21272615
F-103
Choice $1250 Small Date, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Tannish Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1856 Small Date F-103 web-book plate and in the Fortin Collection since 1990. I really hate to sell this lovely dime as one of the mint state pieces acquired decades ago. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
MS62 PCGS
30447899
F-105
Choice $450 Choice Original, Lapped Obverse Die, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, F-105 Web-book Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Early types coins struck from heavily lapped dies tend to be conservatively graded. Expected device details are missing leading to a lowered grade. Case in point is this lovely 1856 Small Date F-105 dime that is one of the plate coins in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-105 die variety comes with faint doubling on the shield and a weak date punch due to obverse die lapping. The web-book plate coin offers choice original surfaces and frosty cartwheel luster throughout obverse and reverse. Speckled darker gold surrounds the stars and reverse legend. Strike is nearly complete with all stars, except 13, being nicely round and with connected centrils. Liberty's head and gown line are weak due to die lapping along with the date and stars in the right field. The originally hubbed obverse die can be viewed by checking the F-111 die variety in the Fortin web-book. The difference is dramatic. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and seeking a new home in a die variety collection.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
MS64 PCGS
37904924
F-107
Choice $2975 New October 7! Price Reduction Effective October 7, 2020 - Rare Grade, Frosty Cartwheels, Old Album Toning, New Chicago ANA Show Purchase. Mintage for 1856 New Orleans struck dimes is a high 1,180,000 pieces but like many of the With Stars dates from the deep southern mint, mint state pieces are cherished rarities. GFRC is most pleased to be offering the large sized CoinFacts PCGS MS64 plate coin. Thia example was struck from the F-107 die pair rather than the common F-104 repunched date. F-107 dies are well hubbed and defect free leading to pleasing strikes as is the case for this MS64 piece. Now onto the dime after a long preamble.... Brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels immediate jump out when viewed under a light source. The colorful in hand toning is semi-transparent to the underlying luster. Toning is a combination of aquamarine, green, rose, blues, and gold on this near gem. Strike is fully executed with high relief stars and all wreath leave veins being detailed. This special offering is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation and will please the selective collector. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. I've not sent this dime into CAC for review. Is it a candidate? Absolutely.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
AU55 PCGS
34626571
F-104a
R6
Original $550 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - Top-100, Rising Date, Attractively Toned, Twin Lakes Collection.. A distinct seated dime variety in the Top 100 series, readily identified by the upward sloping date with the digits 5 and 6 repunched to the south, and the large-O mintmark on the reverse. The Kam Ahwash seated dime reference further notes obverse die cracks extending from the left and right base of the central figure, extending to the rims. The late die state is elusive and considerd an R6 variety in the SeatedDimeVarieties.com online encyclopedia. This is a special coin from a die variety perspective, and, with the assigned technical grade, the particular features are easily visible. Light gold and chestnut tones grace both sides of this pleasing exanple, which would be a great start to a Top-100 set. A quality AU55 set offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
AU55 NGC
687058007
TOP #43
F-104
Original $375 Repunched 56 Up, Crusty Golden-Gray Patina, Complete Strike, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A common 1856-O die variety with date slopeing up sharply and exhibiting portions of the first date punch directly below the 56 digits. This offered example features thick crusty golden-gray patina with embedded pinkish shades that are amplified on GFRC images. This piece is not as deeply rose-pink colored as the images suggest. Strike is completely executed with all devices deeply impressed. Fairly graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Listed as entry #43 in the Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
PF64
NGC
685163003
F-101
Gem $4750 F-101 Proof Strike, Rare Early Date, Ex. Pittman Collection, CAC Approval, Watery Mirrors, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. Pittman Collection and off the market since April 2002 in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. A boldly reflective example of the early 1857 proof rarity. Watery mirrored fields offer brilliant clarity and reflectivity. An absolutely hammered strike with all devices being sharply struck and defined in high relief. A transparent thin golden film covers the surfaces on both sides. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed the lightest ancient obverse field lines which account for the assigned grade on this highly appealing Gem offering. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality, overall eye appeal and quality consistent with the Pittman pedigree. An important opportunity for the astute Liberty Seated dime advanced collector to snag a piece of numismatic history. The F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1857O 1857-O
MS63 PCGS
21462157
F-106
Choice $800 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, Peripheral Toning, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Examples of the 1857-O die pairing come with weak obverse denticles from 3:00 to 6:00. This example is from my personal collection and the plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors reference guide. Frosty cartwheel luster is brilliant and so pleasing. Peripheral gold and aquamarine is the primary obverse coloring while a thin golden ring encircles the other reverse. Strike is hammered with high relief stars and sharp scroll edges. The reverse is also fully struck which is not common for the With Stars design. Conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS Gen 4.1 holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Purchased during 2004 and part of the Fortin reference collection since that time.
Seated 10C 1857O 1857-O
AU55 PCGS
28172772
F-105
Original $270 Near-Choice, Gray-Rose, Attractive Peripheral Toning, Complete Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An attractive 1857 New Orleans strike and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online guide. Center rose is nicely framed by peripheral aquamarine-gold on the obverse. Reverse toning is mostly rose-gold at the rims. Strike is complete and pleasing. Essentially choice at first glance but with a few obverse ticks that warrants an Original quality rating. Fairly priced and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 10C 1857O 1857-O
AU50 PCGS
28172775
F-102
Choice $180 Golden-Brown Patina, Reverse Verdigris, Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Fortin Seated dime reference collection contains duplicates. I was buying so many Seated dimes for die variety study that duplicates did creep into the process. The 1857-O F-102 is one of those duplicates. A strictly original example with golden-brown toning and soft frosty luster during bright light viewing. Purchased September 1990. Recently graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1858S 1858-S
AU50 PCGS
85179463
F-102
R5
Market Acceptable $2250 Difficult Date at AU Grade Level, Hammered Strike, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Details Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Locating any 1858 San Francisco dime at AU grade levels will prove to be quite challenging. This example is the F-102 web-book plate coin at www.seateddimevarieties.com and has been in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since 2004. Up until 2004, I struggled to locate a strong example of the F-102 die pairing and settled for this AU55 specimen in raw condition. Let's go through the highlights considering PCGS recently assigned an AU Details - Cleaned grade. First of all, this example has a bold hammered strike that one does not often see for the 1858 San Francisco date. Most examples are from the F-103 die pairing which has ongoing weak strikes. Next is toning. The obverse center is toned a deep gun metal gray and surrounded by golden shades at the stars and into the rim. The reverse is toned a consistent copper-rose with plenty of residual luster during bright light viewing. The PCGS AU Details grade was assigned due to faint vertical hairlines across Liberty's body. These can be seen with 10x loop under a light source. The hairlines do not extend into the left and right obverse fields. On the reverse, there are very faint hairlines between ONE and DIME otherwise the surrounding wreath is original. With the advent of technical grading, this boldly struck and nicely toned 1858-S dime is detailed graded. I paid a large sum to acquire and have priced it to reflect the obverse hairlines. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Unfortunately, not every Seated dime in that collection is perfectly original as die variety collecting does necessitate some compromises at time.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
PR64 PCGS
50064684
F-102
Choice $1850 Near Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Active Mirrors, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . At GFRC, we like our LIberty Seated coinage, including proofs, to have 100% natural surfaces and crusty gray patina where possible. This is the case for this near gem original 1859 proof strike. Sourced from a Heritage auction way back during November 2003 due to the atypical crusty obverse toning with incremental gray patina on the reverse. Under the toning are active mirrors. Strike is absolutely hammered. 1859 proofs were minted from two different obverse dies labeled as Obverse 1 and Obverse 2 in the "web-book". Obverse 1 is the more common of the proof obverse dies while Obverse 2 accounts for about one in five of the 1859 proof dimes seen to date. Obverse 2 presents a medium level date while Obverse 1 exhibits a medium date that slopes upward. The two obverse dies are fairly easy to distinguish once the collector understands the existence of both proof varieties. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. The F-102 dime is the proof plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors and arriving to market after spending 15 years in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Again, an atypical proof example for fans of crusty originality.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
MS66 PCGS
18734235
F-107
Gem HOLD
$2850
Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. 1859 Philadelphia struck Liberty Seated dimes are generally available in the marketplace. At GFRC, we handle a fair number. This date was particularly difficult to source when emphatic on offering complete strikes; most will have some points of weakness. This excellent F-107 example meets my three criteria sourcing requirement; originality, complete strikes and eye appeal. One immediately notes the absolutely hammered strike throughout obverse and reverse. Stars are bold and rounded as is Liberty's head details well formed gown line. The reverse wreath leaves and veins are deeply impressed. The piece is no question original with a rich layer of mint frost throughout Liberty and the shield. Fields are also frosty with no disturbances. Toning is subtle with faint gold mostly at the obverse and reverse rim. There is bold cartwheel luster than one would expect from a Seated dime at the MS66 grade level. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. This lovely 1859 dime is also the F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. A strong candidate for individual building a high grade set of Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
MS65
NGC
1804215019
F-107
Gem $2200 Gem Original, Gorgeous Peripheral Sky Blue Toning, Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. An eye catching 1859 F-107 dime with classic iridescent toning that is nicely framed by a peripheral sky blue ring and lighter internal burnt gold shades. Toning rings are consistent on both sides. Strike is typical for the date with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and within the upper Left wreath devices. A careful 10x loupe review revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another superior offering from the Osprey Collection and important set building opportunity for the sophisticated collector.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Type 2 Obverse
PR64 PCGS
9892286
F-101
Choice $800 Lower Proof Mintage Date, Brilliant Reflective Mirrors. Hammered Strike, Untoned, Golden Harvest Collection. 1861 proof strikes are only found with the Type 2 obverse design. The Type 2 F-101 die pairing can be easily diagnosed by a blob type die defect on the right upright of DI(M)E. Though 1861 proof mintage is reported at 1,000 pieces, there is general consensus that many went unreleased and were melted. GFRC is pleased to be presenting a near-gem survivor. Heavily mirrored fields generated brilliant reflective luster. Fields are unabraded and free of hairlines. This is important when the fields are untoned mirrors. There are few random lint marks that validate this offerings proof origin. Held by the Golden Harvest Collection for over fifteen years and time for divestment. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Type 2 Obverse
MS62 NGC
1749009002
F-103
Original $300 Type 2 Obverse, F-103, Near Choice Original, Peripheral Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Jim Gray Collection, Lot 2121, Bowers & Merena. Thought considered "a common date", 1861 dated dimes not not appear on the market on a regular basis. The 1861 year broguht a transition from Type 1 obverse, employed during 1860, to the new Type 2 obverse design by Chief Mint Engraver James Longacre. This Type 2 obverse example is near choice original with frosty luster and peripheral gold patina. Strike is complete with all device details formed. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Purchased at the Jim Gray sale during July 2004 show and the Type 2 Obverse F-103 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1862 1862
MS64
NGC
1744074002
F-101a
Choice $675 Circulated Strike from Proof Dies, Mirrored Fields, Crusty Olive-Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An interesting 1862 Liberty Seated dime from the Gerry Fortin Collection. Originally purchased during January 2004 as a raw proof strike. Subsequent NGC grading resulted in a circulation strike designation. Fields are mirrored supporting a proof strike while the sharpness of the primary devices would indicate a business strike from reused proof dies. Crusty olive-gold patina covers both sides. Bright light inspection melts away the patina to reveal mirrored fields and crisp reflective luster. Being offered at asking price (with CAC approval) below my original "proof" purchase price. This piece brings much eye appeal and intrigue to the new owner. One cannot go wrong with a purchase as a higher end circulation strike. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and fresh CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1862 1862
MS63
NGC
3607551006
F-101a
Choice $485 Business Strike from Proof Dies, Mirrored Fields, Ebony-Blue Peripheral Toning, Choice Surfaces. This 1862 F-101a dime must have been one of the earlier circulation strikes once proof production was completed. Fields are mirrored and provide sharp reflective luster under a light source. The darker obverse rose and aquamarine shift to blues while the reverse holds its rose center with peripheral blue. Toning patterns are consistent with surviving proof strikes. A lovely example and no question business strike given the weakness on both sides. Wire rims are well elevated. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1862 1862
MS63 PCGS
38748117
F-103
Choice $850 New October 22! Reverse Die Gouge, Scarce Top 100 Variety, Iridescent Rose-Gray Luster, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. If building a world class Top 100 Varieties set, the 1862 F-103 reverse Die Gouge entry will prove to be daunting. This variety is not as daunting as the 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse or the 1874 Polished Arrows but still most challenging to locate. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection has released two F-103 examples to the GFRC price list. I doubt that either will last long at their fair asking prices. The MS63 example is at the ideal grade and price point. Strike is complete on both sides with partially elevated rims. The reverse die gouge at O(NE) is easily seen along with the obverse die doubling above S(TAT)ES. This die variety is always found with frosty luster as is the case here. A rose-gray patina is evident with darker aquamarine at the peripheries. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
AU55 PCGS
27418060
F-101
Original $1475 Strictly Original, Gray Patina, Minimal Wear, Massachusetts Collection Duplicate. A later die state 1864 San Francisco strike with even gray toning and light rub on the lower leg and the reverse wheat stalks. Strike is adequate with all obverse devices well rendered except for typical weakness in hair details. A review of CoinFacts indicates only one 1864-S dime sold in AU50-AU55 grades since records are available. The lone example graded PCGS AU55 sold 11-2012 for $1410. A few examples are recorded in AU58 in the 2008 timeframe. This is an opportunity for an astute Liberty Seated dime set builder to acquire a difficult S mint date with bold devices at a competitive price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. A recent duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection after purchasing the 1864-S duplicate from the Gerry Fortin core date and mintmark set collection.
Seated 10C 1867 1867
PR65CAM
PCGS
50012598
F-103
Gem $1875 Repunched Date, Proof Strike, Watery Mirrors, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1867 Philadelphia strikes are a series key date with merely 6,000 circulation strikes and 625 proofs. Proof strikes have always been in high demand for filling the 1867 date slot in any collection as circulation strikes are rarely seen in upper grade levels. The time has arrived to sell my 1867 F-103 web-book plate coin for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. This example is a gem proof that exhibit watery fields covered with copper-gold and blue shades. Fields are highly reflective resulting in pleasing bright light viewing. Date repunching is clear on three of the four digits. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1867S 1867-S
AU50 PCGS
39489448
F-102
Original $1500 Scarce Date & Grade, Olive-Rose Patina, Near Choice Original, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1867 brought the final year of low mintage Liberty Seated dimes at the western frontier San Francisco Mint. A total of 140,000 pieces were struck for local commerce. Few survivors are known in AU or better grades. Current PCGS population in all AU grades is a scant 18 pieces with some being resubmissions. GFRC is pleased to be offering an AU50 example from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Surfaces are near-choice and covered with an olive-rose patina that is consistent on both sides. Struck with later die state dies as die erosion and die clashing are seen under 10c loupe. Strike is typical for the date with some weakness at the head and upper left reverse wreath. Bright inspection reveals some residual steely luster under the toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. If attempting to build a Seated dime date/mintmark set, this piece would fit in nicely due to originality.
Seated 10C 1868S 1868-S
AU Details raw
F-101
Cleaned $295 Bold Strike, Creamy White Surfaces, Old Clean, No hairlines, Massachusetts Collection. A well struck 1868-S dime in challenge AU grade level. Surfaces are creamy white with glossy luster. The luster is indicative of an old clean. However, there are no hairlines to be found during 10x loupe inspection. A duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1868S 1868-S
MS64 PCGS
25263483
F-101
R4
Choice $5250 Rare Grade, Choice Original, Thick Gray Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Newtown Collection . 1868 San Francisco strikes have a reported mintage of 260,000 with only one die pair striking all quantities. Therefore, examples in early through late die states can be occasionally found. The only difference between early and late die states is denticle die erosion and increased presence of metal flow lines. On the obverse, light diagonal die lines are evident in the shield below the scroll. Both the obverse and reverse are clashed on late die state specimens. Contrary to the mintage, this date is very scarce at the AU grade level and rare in Mint State. Checking PCGS population reports, there are eleven examples certified in all AU grades followed by eight pieces at the MS62/63 grades, then eleven graded MS64. I believe the reported eleven pieces at the MS64 level is an anomaly due to upgrade attempts as this date is never available in MS64 or better. Heritage has sold one example in PCGS/NGC MS64 since being in business. I hope that a case has been made for this offering's rarity! A no question higher grade mint state example that is completely struck. Surfaces are covered with thick gray patina that contains embedded rose when viewed under a light source. Satiny luster provides cartwheel effects but is a but subdued due to the thick patina. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Overall, a wholesome Mint State example that is a present day rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. An important duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1868S 1868-S
AU53 PCGS
19911830
F-101a
Original $850 Underrated Date at Offered Grade, Natural Gray Patina, Obvious Reverse Strike Doubling. 1868 Seated dime San Francisco strikes are slowly securing their deserved recognition. This date has been underrated for years and locating any example in problem free AU or better is cause for celebration. Mintage is a low 260,000 pieces with PCGS population report showing only eleven graded in all AU grades (AU50, AU53, AU55 and AU58). Considering PCGS has been in operation since 1986, that is one example graded every three years. Surprisingly, this date is more available in Mint State with twenty pieces graded. The offered example is strictly original with classic gray patina and residual luster that is stronger on the reverse. Overall strike is better than average strick from early die state dies. The reverse exhibits heavy strike doubling at the lower ribbon ends and mintmark. Interestingly, Breen listed this strike doubling as #3347 in his Encyclopeida and commented, "1868-S Doubled rev. die, Very rare. Doubling obvious on ribbons and parts of the wreath." Research by Fortin has proven that the "doubling" is actually strike doubling and not working die doubling during hubbing process. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. From the Palos Verdes Collection.
Seated 10C 1869 1869
Long Flag 1
PR64CAM PCGS
21503706
F-105
Choice $800 Long Flag 1, Watery Mirrors, Near-Gem Cameo, Peripheral Copper-Gold, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1869 F-105 obverse was dated with a "Long Flag 1" style date punch and first employed for proof strikes followed by circulation strikes. The Long Flag 1 and Short Flag 1 dates come from completely different styled date punches. The Long Flag 1 punch has larger ovals on the 869 digits plus the extended serif on the 1 digit. The F-105 obverse can be easily attributed by a die scratch in the lower shield. This example presents watery cameo mirrors and copper-gold coloring that is darker at the peripheries. Fully struck with die polish lines that should not be confused with hairlines. A near-gem survivor that was employed as the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Part of my reference collection since April 2004 and "fresh" to market. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1869 1869
Long Flag 1
PF64 PCGS
05556219
F-105
Choice New Price
$600
Near Gem Proof, Watery Fields, Birmingham Collection.. A near gem example with bold watery proof surfaces. A few faint obverse hairlines keep this piece out of PF65 designation. Strike is crisp. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder; serial number 5556219. No CAC attempt by the Birmingham consignor.
Seated 10C 1869S 1869-S
AU55
PCGS
31916910
F-101a
Choice $625 Challenging Date, Frosty Luster, Heavily Eroded Dies, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Twin Lakes Collection. Mintage for 1869 San Francisco strikes is 450,000 with low survival rates. At the AU50 through AU58 grade level, PCGS has graded seventeen total. CAC has only approved nineteen with seven in all AU grades. This example is one of the seven and a late die state F-101a die pairing. Die bulging and heavy metal flow lines are immediately evident at the center obverse indicating extensive usage of dies. The reverse die is also eroded and clashed. Regardless of die erosion, this example is well struck and offers frosty luster. A most pleasing example that is accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Previously sold into the Twin Lakes Collection and recently upgraded. I'm pleased to offer this one again!
Seated 10C 1869S 1869-S
AU50 PCGS
20419957
F-101
Original $485 Underrated Date/Grade, Strictly Original, Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded.. A no question original 1869 San Francisco strike with uniform gun metal gray patina that includes faint rose under bright light. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a tiny mark at O(N)E being shared for full accuracy. A challenging date in AU grades that is so underrated in AU and above grades. CoinFacts indicates that only (4) examples have been graded by PCGS at the AU50 level with (3) in AU53. Auction records at this grade level at almost non existent. PCGS price guide is $500 at AU50 level for reference. Handled for a second time at GFRC after being recently upgraded in an advanced collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. If building a Seated dime set, please don't miss this opportunity.
Seated 10C 1869S 1869-S
AU50
PCGS
36240357
F-102
Choice $500 F-102 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Worn Dies, Accurately Graded. An exceptional well preserved 1869-S F-102 example with crusty gray patina on both sides. Mint frost surrounds the legend, reverse wreath and is found inside the gown folds. Residual luster has a steely texture. Reverse die is starting to exhibit die erosion that results in thick "orange peel" fields during later die states. Fully struck without any blemishes worthy of mention. CAC has only approved a total of ninteen (19) in all grades and two at the AU50 level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another important offering from the the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1870 1870
PR65CAM PCGS
21175962
Gem $1850 Rare Cameo Grade, Brilliant Reflective Mirrors, Superb Eye Appeal, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superb 1870 proof strike offering with brilliant reflective luster and sharp mirrors. Proof mintage of that year was 1000 pieces of which seven have been certified as PR65 Cameo by PCGS. Strike is hammered with high relief legend lettering and deeply impress hair curls. The 1870 F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors with the following commentary, "Examples of 1870 proofs come well struck. A long die scratch through the lower shield will identify the F-101 proof obverse die. The reverse die exhibits a die crack starting at the end of the left ribbon and proceeding through the left ribbon and across to the right ribbon end. This reverse crack becomes more evident on F-103, where the same reverse is again used to strike the second proof variety for 1870." Purchase way back in June 2002 and time to be released back to the market. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with Cameo designation on label.
Seated 10C 1870 1870
MS64 PCGS
36266050
F-101a
Gem $1000 F-101a, Gem Original, Business Strike from Proof Dies, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Multi-Color Patina, Partial Wire Rims.. F-101a Business strike from proof dies. A gem original example with mirrored fields and frosty devices. Gorgeous multi-color toning on both sides. Reflective luster is crisp with bold cartwheel effect on the reverse. Business strike examples from the proof die pair can be located with patience. Look for a reverse die crack through the left ribbon end and across to the right ribbon end. This reverse crack becomes more evident on another 1870 proof variety for 1870. This reverse also appears again for additional 1871 proof strikes. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The F-101a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. An important gem original offering from the Gerry Fortin Referene Collection purchased during 1998.
Seated 10C 1871 1871
MS62
NGC
5742957007
F-102a
Choice $450 Circulation Strike From Proof Dies, Lavendar-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. 1871 CAC approved Seated dimes are not often seen. The GFRC Sales Archive list a lone MS63 plus a few at the AU grade level. I could not pass up this choice original specimen for inventory. Struck from dies previous employed for proof strikes. Rich frosty luster is evident on both sides though a bit muted by the thick patina. A lavender-gray skin covers the obverse while the reverse is toned a deep aquamarine-gold. A die crack below the reverse ribbon bow is the key marker for the F-102a die variety. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1871S 1871-S
AU50 PCGS
14096488
F-103
Original $800 Challenging 1871-S Die Pairing, Polished Reverse, Residual Frosty Luster, City By The Bay Collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering an original example of the 1871-S F-103 die pairing. The F-103 pairing is the most challenging for the date. During the F-103 die pairing, the reverse die is very weak and may have been polished or lapped prior to striking incremental coinage. Weakness is evident at the denomination and also within the left wreath leaves. This duplicate release, from the City By The Bay Collection, is a solid AU specimen with residual frosty luster. Surfaces are toned a faint gold-gray with some ebony streaks. A well struck example, again the reverse die is very weak, that is essentially unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
PR65 PCGS
38687496
TOP #58
F-109
Gem $2250 Misplaced 2 in Base, Proof Dies, Condition Census, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A condition census offering of the 1872 proof strike dies with misplaced 2 digit in the base. Only one other MS65 example has been noted as selling at auction during 2004 for $2760. Furthermore, there are no PF65 F-109 examples listed by participants in the GFRC Open Set Registry. This gem example offers flashy mirrors with copper-gold toning on both sides. Obverse strike is hammered with partial wire rims. The lower loop of the 2 digit is big and bold in he base. Another important die variety offering from the AuburnNY Accordian collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
PR63 PCGS
84102977
TOP #58
F-109
R5
Choice $1225 2 Punched in Base, Rare Proofs Dies, Reflective Luster, Center Gray-Rose, Peripheral Blues, Top 100 Varieties Set. A difficult but rewarding proof 1872 Liberty Seated dime die variety that has proven to be very elusive. Top 100 Varieties collectors should immediately take note as few example have arrived to market in the last two decades. Let's review the variety. First, the base of the 2 digit is mistakenly punched into the rock directly below the pendant. Secondly, the 7 and 2 digits have been repunched. Repunching is visible at the bottom of both digits. The variety was discovered by Kam Ahwash and first listed by Greer. It was added to the Top 100 Varieties set as entry #58 during 2004. As reference, an example of this variety, grading PCGS PF65 Cameo, brought $2760 at the Heritage Central States Signature auction during May 2004. This new example surfaced at the 2020 FUN show. A no question choice original example with sharply mirrored fields that emit serious reflective luster during bright light inspection. Fields are free of hairlines that are often seen on silver proofs at the PR63 grade level. Grading is definitely conservative. In hand inspection is recommended as GFRC photography is unable to capture the sharp reflective luster and typical bright light activated proof coloring. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC submission by GFRC. A potential prize for Seated dime die variety collectors.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
AU Details PCGS
37567993
TOP #58
F-109
Original $650 Scarce Proof Strike, Misplaced 2 Digit in Base, Greer Plate Coin, Original Surfaces, Ancient Rim Filiing, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Brian Greer plate coin. The 1872 F-109 and F-109a die varieties features a misplaced 2 digit in base. F-109 catalogs the very scarce proof strike while F-109a captures subsequent circulation strikes. This variety was discovered by Kam Ahwash, as a proof strike, and first listed by Greer. It is further listed as part of the Top 100 Varieties set. The offered example was purchased directly from Brian Greer during December 1992 and has remained in raw condition in my collection until recent grading. A no question proof strike that would grade PF62. However, there is an ancient rim filing below the date that is completely toned over and was not noticed until the piece came back with a PCGS Details grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Rim Damage, AU Details. The 1872 F-109 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. The 1872 F-109 variety is also listed in the Top 100 Varieties set. Definitely a piece of numismatic history regardless of the ancient rim filing.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
MS65 PCGS
3486701
F-102
Gem $2450 Misplaced Digits in Gown, Repunched Date, Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading . A gem original 1872 F-102 dime with brilliant frosty luster and huge cartwheel effects. Strike is hammered with bold device details for a With Legend dime. Unknown to most collectors is the fact that the 1872 date is a grade rarity above MS65. After 30 years plus of operation, PCGS has only grade one in MS66 and another in MS67. At the MS65 grade level, there is a population of 10. Potential buyers are invited to check CoinFacts to view the lack of 1872 MS65 auction records. Yes, there are overgraded examples in NGC holders to be had but these will not have the strike, luster and originality of this offering. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder that dates back to the late 1990s. Purchased during January 2004 FUN Show via private transaction. Held in the Gerry Fortin date and mintmark set collection until recently upgraded. My gut feel is this piece will end up in a MS66 holder once place back into the market.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
AU53 PCGS
28724949
F-109a
Original $275 Misplaced 2 Digit, Circulation Strike, Original Surfaces, Sharp Rims, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1872 Seated dime with original surfaces. The misplaced 2 digit in the base provides for a desirable variety along with attractive toning. I especially like the rose toning on the obverse and soft pastel reverse coloring as a validation of old time originality. Strike is typical with weakness on the upper left cereal wreath grains. Under a bright light, both sides emit soft residual luster that is attractive. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
AU50 raw
F-102
Choice $210 Choice Original, Misplaced Digit in Denticles, Light Gray, Silver Luster.. I've studied this dime carefully given the PCGS opinion of Code 97 Environmental Damage/AU Details. The fields and devices are nearly problem free with no obvious signs of porosity or marks. Due to paper envelope storage, the surfaces have acquired a deep rose gray patina that is darker on the obverse than reverse. Rims are bold and indicates that this dime saw limited circulation. My assessment is that this dime is not strictly original due to the surface "sheen". A circulated dime that is strictly original should offer dull gray or gray/brown surfaces rather than the glossy gray/rose coloring seen here. Having said that, this piece should be "market acceptable" due to rarity and the essentially mark free surfaces. A stereo microscope review with bright light source reveals some extremely faint surface porosity that was not seen with a 10x loupe.
Seated 10C 1874S 1874-S
AU50 PCGS
28172780
F-102a
Choice $625 Greer Plate Coin, Choice Original, Residual Luster, Natural Light Gray Patina, City By The Bay Collection. This 1874 San Francisco strike is the Greer Plate Coin for the Small Thin S mintmark variety. With incremental research, I later separated the early and later Small Thin S strikes into F-102 and F-102a die states. This example is an F-102a struck with heavily rusted obverse die and badly eroded and cracked reverse die. The device details appear to be quite weak, which they are. This offering is formerly from the Gerry Fortin Collection and perfectly original with residual mint frost and some luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with edge view insert. Presently, a duplicate from the City By The Bay Colletion.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
PR63
PCGS
2741109
F-102
Choice $600 Gorgeous Proof Strike, Mirrored Surfaces, Center Rose Surrounded by Peripheral Blues, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A gorgeous 1875 proof strike that warrants an immediate JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Fields are mirrored and without hairlines at the assigned grade. Rose centers are surrounded by peripheral blues on both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval. This lovely proof strike also served as the F-102 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online resource. How can you go wrong at the asking price?
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS66+
PCGS
33170725
F-121
Gem $1350 Chin Whiskers Obverse, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Blast White Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Amazing how GFRC presently has two magnificent 1875 F-121 Chin Whiskers dimes in inventory at the same time. This example is from the important Woodlands Collection and also belongs in one of the finest collections being assembled. Mint frost is evenly distributed throughout the obverse and reverse main devices and surrounding fields. Frosty cartwheel luster has a creamy texture and is pleasing. Strike is complete with the unpolished lathe cutting lines on lower obverse crisply defined along with the "chin whiskers". Other than a tiny contact mark to the left of the date, surfaces are perfect. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS has graded only seven at the MS66+ level with six better. GFRC is pleased to have two of the seven MS66+ 1875 dimes in inventory at once. A fine numismatic property from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS65
PCGS
18084393
F-103
Gem $700 Excessively Rusted Obverse, Thick Gold and Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - The 1875 F-103 die pairing is easily attributed by an excessively rusted obverse die. This PCGS MS65 example is strict original with gem surfaces. Frosty cartwheel luster is bold and action under a light source. Obverse is toned an even copper gold while the reverse is covered by a thick gray skin. Device details within the GFRC images are limited by the excessive rust on the obverse and the darker reverse toning that provides limited contrast between fields and major devices. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognized the strict originality and luster consistent with the MS65 grade level. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS64
PCGS
37217069
F-103
Gem $500 Rusted Obverse Die, Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Vibrant Cartwheels, Gem Original, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1875 F-103 die variety can be easily attributed via a rusted obverse die that is atypical for that date. The obverse die is well rusted with granular surfaces. The die rust is excessive in the shield area and throughout Liberty's body. There is a slight depression in the shield between shield lines 7 and 8. Interestingly, the obverse is paired with a reverse exhibiting no rust artifacts and lightly mirrored fields. This is a fantastic offering that was purchased raw March 2001 and became the 1875 F-103 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Obverse satiny luster is consistent with the granular surfaces while the reverse offers reflective cartwheels. I've enjoyed owning this lovely gem and time to find a new home. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS64 PCGS
38778751
F-106
Choice $675 Rare Misplaced 5 in Base Variety, Reflective Luster, Near-Gem, JUST BUY IT NOW! AuburnNY Accordian Collection. If there is one Liberty Seated dime in the AuburnNY Accordian Collection consignment that got me excited, it is this piece. Why? As a collector, I searched for over a decade for the F-106 misplaced 5 in the base. The Greer plate coin was the only example known to me. Since operating GFRC, I've seen a few others including an MS65 specimen. I remain thrilled to be handling this lovely MS64 example. A fully struck specimen with lightly mirrored fields and a semi-transparent layer of faint gray-rose patina. The misplaced 5 digit is well defined in the base. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation at the asking price. Treat yourself and add this special offering to a collection! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
AU50
PCGS
38294441
TOP #63
F-107
Choice $375 Misplaced Date, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Rose-Gold Patina, Popular Top 100 Variety Set Entry, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Price Reduction - May 21, 2020 - Have Liberty Seated dime die variety collectors considered building a Top 100 Varieties set with only CAC approved specimens. This would be a challenging project that could be immediately launched with the purchase of this choice original 1875 F-107 Misplaced Date dime. The bold top of a misplaced 1 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the 8 in the date. Traces of the top loop of an 8 digit are also visible in the denticles below the 7 in the date. The obverse die is heavily clashed on most examples of this variety. Interestingly, this AuburnNY Accordian offering does not have die clashing indicating an early die state strike. Surfaces are covered with a semi-transparent rose-gold patina that adds to the overall eye appeal. Strike is typical for the variety. Fields are unabraded and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this splendid example.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
In Wreath
MS63 PCGS
37217075
TOP #66
F-109
Choice $975 Cracked Obverse, Frosty Surfaces, Bold Strike, Wire Rims, A Choice Offering, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This 1875-CC In Wreath F-109 dime brings another important opportunity for Seated Dime die variety specialists. The F-109 die pairing can be easily diagnosed via heavy radial die cracks through the date, legend and Liberty's head. On the reverse, a soft die scratch is visible in the upper left wreath, resembling a jalapeno chili pepper. There is a die defect above D(I)ME. Also, there is a die crack in the lower right wreath that starts at 3:30 on the rim and exits at 5:00. This piece was purchase during August 1998 and became the 1875-CC In Wreath F-109 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. A choice example with granular mint frost layered on both sides. A rose center surrounded by olive peripheral toning graces the obverse while the reverse has a semi-transparent faint gold-aquamarine skin. Strike is completely executed other than the upper reverse wheat grains. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. I really hate to see this piece leaving the family of 1875-CC dime die varieties.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
In Wreath
MS62 ANACS
256433
F-102
Original $585 In Wreath, Die Scratch in Shield, Aquamarine-Blue and Gold Toning, Near-Choice Original, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An interesting 1875-CC In Wreath die paring that is fairly straightforward to attribute. The F-102 obverse has two pick-up points, first and most obvious is a weakly punched date that slopes downward. A slender die scratch in the lower shield is also evident with 10x loupe inspection. The reverse lacks any usable diagnostics. This colorfully toned 1875-CC In Wreath F-102 specimen is the plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. An accurately graded example with frosty luster and aquamarine-blue toning. This toning pattern and coloring is typical of contact with velvet or felt liners during storage. Strike is well executed and complete. Housed in old ANACS white holder with front label barcode.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
Below Wreath
MS62
PCGS
37217080
F-106
Choice HOLD
$950
Below Wreath, Peripheral Reddish-Gold, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A splendidly original 1875-CC Below Wreath example that was employed as the plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. Naturally toned surfaces produce attractive frosty luster during bright light inspection. Overall coloring is a reddish-gold. Obverse strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Another one of my favorite 1875-CC dimes that I hate to sell.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
In Wreath
MS61 PCGS
37217072
F-105
Choice HOLD
$425
In Wreath, Frosty Luster, Dirty Gold Skin, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Yet another choice original 1875-CC In Wreath dime emerges from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. This lovely F-105 example is perfectly original and covers with light crusty golden skin. Mint frost is seen throughout the device protected areas and in the fields. Strike is a weak on Liberty's head. This offering serves as plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1875S 1875-S
Below Wreath
MS62
PCGS
15744076
Choice $300 Below Wreath, Small S, Sharp Frosty Luster and Cartwheels, Typical Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This reference collection offering comes with a story. Once of the first Liberty Seated dimes purchased from Bob Levi during early 1990. Yes, this dime has been in my collection for three decades and difficult to part with. Bob Levi was the owner of Maine Gold & Silver in South Portland, Maine and located next to my office at Fairchild Semiconductor. Bob learned of my goal to build a complete Liberty Seated dime set and sold portions of his collection to me over a two year period. This 1875-S dime is old time original and so choice. Frosty luster is sharp and intense during bright light inspection. Cartwheel action is quite pleasing. None of this might be inferred by looking at the images. Toning is a transparent olive-gray with the typical weak strike. How I hate to sell this one. The 1875-S Small S F-102 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875S 1875-S
AU53 PCGS
26638481
F-102
Choice $4500 Rare Seated Dime Struck 30% Off Center, Date and Mintmark Present, Crusty Choice Gray Surfaces, Bold and Impressive, Cold Quarters Collection. Passionate fans of the Liberty Seated dime series will take immediate note of this exceptional 1875-S In Wreath F-102 dime that has been struck 30% off center. Of course, this piece was struck out of collar and with no reeding. The planchet has expanded ever so slightly in the vertical direction. The preservation state is thoroughly amazing as this piece saw slight circulation before being retired for its odd appearance. Crusty gray patina covers both sides. Toning is thicker on the struck portion of the planchet while the unstruck areas offer unmarked steely luster during bright light inspection. If you've ever wanted to own a special Liberty Seated off center piece, this offering has to be that coin! I'm in love with this piece as so darn cool and historical. It is a case study for off-center strikes. Housed in Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder. Label reads, "Mint Error" Struck 30% Off Center, Mintmark Above". It does not get any better than this from the Cold Quarters Collection. Lay-a-ways are welcomed for those who need to stretch to acquire this offering.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
38669512
F-101
Choice $900 Heavily Rusted Obverse, Near-Gem Original, Lightly Toned. A spectacular example of the 1876-CC F-101 die pairing with excessively rusted obverse and cracked reverse. With it's hammered strike, this near-gem specimen displays all obverse diagnostics including every minute rust pit, center die bulging, and rim cuds throughout the extreme periphery. Reverse die cracks are immediately evident under a 10x loupe. Faint speckled rose-gold coloring is seen at the obverse legend and date. A wonderful offering for the die variety specialist. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and add to The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors as the new F-101 web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS63 PCGS
37217085
F-128
Choice HOLD
$575
Rusted Obverse Die, Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The striking of 1876 dimes at the Carson City mint lack consistent quality with the issue being die maintenance. For unexplained reasons, Carson City dime dies were poorly maintained and prone to rusting and corrosion not seen up to that point in time. The obverse die within the F-128 die pairing is a typical example of die corrosion. Die steel pitting occurs in the cavities in the die and not within the fields. Overall die surfaces remain frosty. This fact is well illustrated by the offered MS63 grade example. This piece exhibits frosty luster and active cartwheels. It has been the 1876-CC F-128 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book since 2005. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS62 PCGS
21620019
F-116
Original $595 Lightly Rusted Die, Doubled Die Reverse, Rich Frosty Luster, Near Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1876-CC F-116 die pairing presents yet another set of Carson City dies that are lightly rusted. This variety is straightforward to attribute by the die rust and boldly doubled I in DIME. The centennial Liberty Seated dime offers rich frosty luster and a hammered strike. Surfaces are steely gray and perfectly original. The F-116 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2005) holder. No CAC attempt. From the Gerry Fortin Referene Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS62 PCGS
21549290
TOP #74
F-111
Choice $1000 Misplaced 76 Digits, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal Consistent with Higher Grade, Top 100 Varieties, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - Ex. Central California Collection. Misplaced 76 Digits in Gown die variety that is always popular with collectors. This lovely example offers satiny cartwheel luster that is consistent with a higher grade level. Obverse is covered with thin rose, aquamarine and blue patina while the reverse is mostly aquamarine and rose. Why the MS62 assigned grade? There are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field that were grade limiting against 1990s grading standards but allowed today up to the MS64 grade level. This dime is conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder that dates back to the late 1990s. While residing in the Central California and Newtown Collections, this piece was never submitted to CAC and will heading for a review during the next GFRC submission. A choice duplicate from the Newtown Collection that will be pleasing to the new owner. Also an important die variety within the Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU58 NGC
2037628013
F-120a
R5
Original $285 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Ex. Newman, Thick Old Paper Envelope Toning, Shattered Reverse. Important Eric P Newman collection offering and F-120a late die state with shattered reverse die. Surfaces are strictly original with the classic "Col." E.H.R. Green old paper envelope toning. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurately. Housed in original NGC "Col" E.H.R. Green/Eric P Newman brown label holder.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU58
PCGS
60159883
TOP #74
F-111
Choice $825 Misplaced 76 Digits, Rare AU58 CAC Offering, Mirrored Fields, Top 100 Varieties Set, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A spectacular occurrence of a two digit blundered date is found on the 1876-CC F-111 die variety. The extra bases of the 76 digits are centered on either side of the right scroll end. The two misplaced bases of the 6 digit are easily seen to the right of the scroll end. The bases of the 7 digit can be found in the lower fold of the scroll, directly below LIBERT(Y). In later die states, a die crack appears above Liberty's head down to the Liberty cap and into (O)F. Initial strikes of this die pairing will be found with moderately mirrored fields as is the case for this offering. Bright light inspection exposes reflective luster from fields that could be described as "watery". A tannish gold patina is uniform on both sides as a testament to strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder with CAC approval. A superior example and one of the last available from the Fortin reference collection. If constructing an advanced Top 100 Varieties set, this example would fit in well.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU50 PCGS
31556823
F-131
Choice $145 Pimple Die Obverse, Original AU Surfaces, Another PCGS Genuine Grading Casualty, West Coast Collection. Another 1876 Carson City dime that ends up in a mistakely graded PCGS holder. PCGS struggles with rusted die surfaces on many of the 1876-CC DDO F-107 strikes along with the Pimple Die obverse on F-131. The surfaces have the appearance of environmental damage when the exact opposity is true. The dime is original AU with uniform gray patina that that shifts to golden hues under a light source. The die states is early for the variety as I've seen much later die rusted examples. There are no blemishes whatsoever and strike complete. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with Genuine designation. 1876 Carson City dimes just don't get an respect.
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
21700876
F-124
Choice $700 F-124 Web-Book Plate Coin, Complete Strike, Frosty Golden Luster, Scarce Grade, Underrated in Mint State, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The identification of 1876 San Francisco dies is an ongoing process that will continue for years due to large mintage. The F-124 die pairing was identified during October 2017. The presence of a huge die blog defect on Liberty's lower leg was quite evident during routine inspection. The F-124 reverse die has either been weakly hubbed or was lapped at some point in its life. The offered example is the 1876-S Type 1 Reverse F-124 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for the Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors aka, Seated dime web-book. A well balanced near-gem MInt State example with frosty golden luster and swirling cartwheels. Strike is complete with bold obverse device and center reverse. The left and right wreath devices were most likely poorly hubbed during working die preparation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. Old time quality will please the new owner.
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
AU58 ANACS
2928550
F-108
Original $115 Frosty Luster, Mottled Ebony Toning, City By The Bay Collection. Brilliant frosty luster and associated cartwheels radiate off this lovely 1876-S Seated dime during bright light inspection. Fields are mildly proof like. Mottled deep blue toning is more pervasive on the reverse. Strike is complete and well impressed. Housed in ANACS blue label holder. From the City by the Bay Collection.
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
Type 2 Reverse
AU55 raw
F-101
Original $195 Scarce Type 2 Reverse, Die Weakness, Gold Toning, Strong Strike. 1876-S Type 2 reverse examples are quite difficult to locate and are infrequently seen in the marketplace. In Brian Greer's guidebook, he rates the 1876-S date with Type 2 reverse as R5 rarity in EF/AU and full R6 in Mint State. I fully agree as have seen few examples at this grade level. A tannish-gold patina covers both sides with reflective luster from the obverse fields. Reverse die details are weak from either being poorly hubbed or lapped. I believe the basis for weak reverse devices is a weak hubbing of the working die. Just taken in trade from a GFRC client.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS65 NGC
372356002
F-112
Gem $1600 Gem Original, Creamy Frosty Luster, Flashy Cartwheels, Light Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A stunning 1877-CC dime with thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels. Surfaces are covered with creamy gold patina. Strike is hammered and so pleasing. The Type 2 reverse F-112 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. No CAC attempt. Purchased September 2000 and in the Fortin collection since that time. If not immediately sold, this piece is heading to CAC as so fresh and accurately graded.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
21700877
F-107
Choice $1300 Type 1 Reverse, Die Scratch Through Neck, Near Gem Orignal Surfaces, Huge Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 die pairing offers many die diagnostics and is straigthforward to attributed. The most obvious diagnostic is a long diagonal die scratch that starts above Liberty's facing left breast and ends under her ear. The top loop of an 8 digit has been misplaced in the base, slightly to the left of the pendant. On this Type I reverse, die doubling within the denomination is significant and is obviously at O(NE) D(IME). This near gem original specimen is fully strike and had huge cartwheel luster under a light source. Both sides are covered with light gold patina. Old time quality that is accurately graded to old time standards. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990 along with CAC approval. The 1877-CC Type 1 F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS63 NGC
1778705004
Choice $575 Unlisted Dies, Choice Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Lavendar-Gold Obverse Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A strictly original 1877 Carson City strike with Type 2 reverse. Surfaces are so choice with no blemishes whatsoever. Steely cartwheel luster is immediately evident during bright light viewing. Strike is hammered and a joy to examine with 10x loupe. This offering was originally purchase towards completing the 1877-CC die variety analysis chapter at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Both the obverse and reverse are unlisted. It is highly improbable that I will finish a rewrite of the 187-CC chapter so these extra pieces are being sold. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS63
PCGS
40042960
F-102
Choice $850 F-102 Web-Book Plate Coin, Near-Gem Original, Rich Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. GFRC proudly presents a near-gem original example of the 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-102 die pairing. The F-102 obverse 2 exhibits a Denticles Ruler position of 1L and a die crack along the bottom of the date digits. The F-102 reverse is doubled with the most significant die doubling seen on ON(E) and DI(ME). There is a die defect midway on the diagonal of O(N)E. The offered example is the 1876-S Type 1 Reverse F-124 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for the Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors aka, Seated dime web-book. Purchased way back during January 1992 at the Winter FUN show in raw condition and subsequently graded during the 2002 timeframe. Surfaces offer rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Fully struck with semi-transparent metallic gray-gold patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. One of my favorite 1877-CC dime and difficult to part with.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
MS63 NGC
125704001
F-108
Choice $1125 1877/6-CC, Bold Overdate, Fully Struck, Natural Gray Patina, Very Choice, NGC Gen 3.0 Fatty Holder!. Price Reduction September 1 2020. Wow! What an exceptional example of the 1877/6-CC overdate. A fully choice specimen with old time gray-rose patina over steely fields. Since being Mint States and lacking wear, a 10x loupe inspection of the flag of the second 7 digit clearly shows the earlier top loop of the 6 digit. Beyond the overdate, the F-108 obverse die features a repunched date and large diagonal die scratch in the lower shield. Strike is 100% complete with boldly impressed devices on both sides. Fairly graded and housed in Gen 3.0 NGC Fatty holder with brown outlined label. If you've always wished for an example of the 1877/6-CC overdate with complete diagnostics, this is your opporunity. Recently consignment from an old time collection and never submitted to CAC. Definitely worth the pricing premium.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS62 PCGS
37217090
F-105
Choice $425 Shattered Obverse Die, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Type 2 Reverse 1877-CC F-106 die variety features a rusted and shattered obverse that is easily attributed and fairly available. The obverse is a polished rusted die that has been placed back into usage by the Carson City mint. It is approaching end of life and has shattered with heavy die cracks encircling the legend and date. The reverse die is clashed and shows considerable die erosion between the wreath devices and the rim. This strictly MS62 graded example is choice with golden-brown patina that is transparent to the underlying satiny luster and cartwheels under a light source. Strike is complete regardless of the degraded dies. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. The 1877-CC Type 2 Reverse F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU58
PCGS
37217092
F-106
Choice HOLD
$375
Repunched 18, Doubled Die Reverse, Frosty Light Gold Luster, Fully Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. There are many diagnostic points on the 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 die variety. The obverse has a large die rust patch in the lower gown along with repunching above the bases of the 1 digit in the date. The offered example was purchased during December 2000 and remained as a raw coin in the reference collection. Rich frosty luster and cartwheels are most pleasing. Strike is complete with bold devices on both sides. Choice surfaces lack any abrasions. This love dime its the 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
AU50 raw
Original $40 Carson City Antimony Cast Contemporary Counterfeit, Strictly Original, Reeded Edge, Deceptive, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A high grade 1877-CC Seated dime contemporary counterfeit that was cast with antimony base metal. Strictly original with strong edge reeding. Limited wear and deceptive. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU50 raw
F-107
R4
Choice $285 New October 31! 1877/6 Overdate, Repunched Date, Die Scratch In Shield, Choice Original, Indiana Collection . A wonderful 1877-CC F-107 dime with bold attributions points. The variety offers three different type of die preparation anamolies on a single coin. Most obvious is the huge die sctach through the shield. This is the key attribution and cherrypicking point. The last 7 in the date is repunched at the base. Finally, the 1877/6 overdate is marginally visible on the top flag of the final 7 digit. This lovely specimen is offered raw and grades a full AU50. Rose-gold patina covers both sides. Residual frosty luster is more evident on the reverse. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1877S 1877-S
MS64
PCGS
38431291
F-110
Choice $1275 Only CAC Approved at Grade, Satiny Luster, Active Cartwheels, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Liberty Seated dime specialist have known for years that 1877 San Francisco strikes are far from common in Mint State. Actually the opposite is true. Regardless of a mintage of 2,340,500, CAC has only approved nineteen examples in all grades; thirteen being in Mint State. Mint State rarity for this date brings a challenge for those building advanced sets. This offering, from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection, is the lone specimen CAC approved at the MS64 grade. Surfaces are 100% original with satiny luster and active cartwheels. Luster is brilliant though slightly muted by the speckled gray obverse patina. Fields are unabraded while the strike is essentially complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A wonderful example that would be an excellent long term hold.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
85100428
F-105
Choice $525 Type 2 Reverse Hub, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Another offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that has been off the market for decades. This freshly graded example was originally purchased during July 1993 from a young dealer named Jason Carter when working at Heritage Rare Coins. This is how long this lovely 1878 Type 2 reverse dime has been sitting in a 2x2 cardboard holder and residing in the bank vault. Surfaces are perfectly original with plenty of frosty luster to tickle the eyes. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse. Accurately graded by PCGS and residing in their 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
22009603
F-105
Gem $785 Type 2 Reverse F-105, Exceptional Bullseye Toning, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Little needs to be written concerning this gem 1878 MS64 dime . One look at the GFRC images should provide all that is needed to appreciate the exceptional eye appeal, frosty luster and full strike. The 1878 Type 2 Reverse F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for the Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors aka, Seated dime web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004-2005) holder. A special offering for those constructing an advanced Liberty Seated Dime collection.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
10886619
F-107
Choice $525 New October 31! Type 2 Reverse, Rich Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Fully Struck, Indiana Collection . 1878 saw the usage of two different reverse design hubs that were introduced during 1876. This lovely Mint State F-107 example was struck with a Type 2 reverse and offers a full compliment of diagnostics for the variety. After reviewing 1878 dimes for several decades, I can assure that this example is typical of the rich frosty luster that is repeatedly seen. Cartwheels are active and vibrant. Light rose center is surrounded by peripheral aquamarine and gold on both sides. Strike is complete with Liberty exhibiting a full head and reverse wreath leaves and wheat grains being complete. Overall, a pleasing example, from the Indiana Collection, that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1878CC 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU Details ANACS
5048617
TOP #79
F-104
Market Acceptable $625 Polished and Cracked Reverse, Top 100 Varieties #79, Charcoal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Conservative Grading, Lakewood Collection. The 1878-CC F-104 die variety results when a heavily lapped and shattered reverse die from 1877 (Type II Reverse A) is paired with one of the two known obverse dies for Carson City strikes. 1877-CC Type II Reverse A die was previously paired with at least two obverse dies during 1877 production. During the pairing with the 1877-CC F-110 obverse, the reverse die is severely cracked. Kam Ahwash speculates that the reverse die shattered, taking away the lower left ribbon and part of the bottom of the left maple leaf. After studying the 1877-CC Type II Variety 110 coin and several 1878-CC shattered reverse coins, I believe that this die was severely polished or lapped throughout its face to produce the remaining coinage needed in 1878. There is reduction in details throughout die relief, not only in the lower left wreath area. A shattering or cracking of the die in the lower wreath would have produced retained metal, instead we find a smooth polish surface with little device details in the lower left wreath. Please check 1878-CC Variety 102 and 103. Both Reverse B and C also exhibit similar weakness in the lower left wreath and left ribbon area. I suspect that all three Type II reverse dies may have been left over from 1877 and were polished or lapped before being put into service for 1878 coinage. The offered F-104 example, from the new Lakewood Collection consignor, features charcoal gray obverse toning along with steely residual luster. The reverse is 100% original with residual luster and light gray coloring. Overall strike is well executed. Housed in ANACS gold label holder and AU55 Details: Scratched - Corroded designation. I'm not in agreement with the Scratched and Corroded opinion. This piece has no signs of corrosions whatsoever and the few reverse hairlines are not worthy of a Scratched designation. The obverse has probably seen a light clean while the reverse is strictly original. The F-104 die pairing is a Top 100 Variety entry. Locating examples at the AU grade level with full defined features, as is the case here, will prove to be challenging. This piece has been net priced to a level that I believe is fair.
Seated 10C 1879 1879
PR64
PCGS
2880022
F-102
Choice $785 Near Gem Original, Gray, Rose and Blue Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck, Accurate Grading. A near gem 1879 proof strike with attractive in hand and bright light toning. The F-102 die pairing is easily attributed by a weakly hubbed base above the 879 digits and was used for both proof and circulation strikes. Surfaces are perfect original with rose gray hues during in hand inspection. Adding a light source exposes reflective sky blue and rose mirrored fields. Overall strike is well executed and there are no blemishes whatsoever. The assigned PR64 grade captures the available reflective luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1879 1879
PF64 NGC
592978003
F-101
Gem $695 Proof Strike, Gem Original, Sharp Reflective Luster, Olive-Blue Patina, Hammered Strike, Gerry fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful 1879 proof strike dime that has been in the Fortin cabinet since October 1999. I've always been fond of this piece for its thick toning and bold olive-blue coloring. This piece is a joy to photograph and has been employed as the F-101 plate coin for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Fields are sharply mirrored with bright light necessary, due to a rich patina layer, to enjoy reflective luster and lighter shades induced by those mirrors. I've price this one to sell quickly. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1880 1880
PF64
NGC
686403003
Choice $995 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Golden Mirrors, Rusted Reverse Die, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Philadelphia Mint's selection of dies for 1880 proof strike was a bit negligent. The F-102 die pairing includes an obverse die with repunched and broken digits in the date along with a rusted reverse. This new offering features sharp golden mirrors, gorgeous ring toning, and a complete strike. This superb example became the 1880 F-102 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. In the web-book, the following description is provided, "Both the second 8 and 0 digits in the date are broken. The 8 digit shows a broken punch at the bottom of the lower loop, while the 0 digit shows signs of a broken punch at 6:00 and 11:00. The second 8 digit is also repunched at the top of the upper loop. There is a die defect on the right upright of the 0 digit. (S)TATES exhibits strong doubling. Reverse B is rusted throughout the wreath and denomination. The die rust is most evident on the denomination." Purchased way back during June 1999 and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1880 1880
MS63 PCGS
2822302
F-102a
Choice $695 Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. Liberty Seated dime mintages dropped dramatically during the 1879 through 1881 timeframe. During 1880, 36,000 circulation strike were made using three obverse dies and two reverse dies. The F-102 die pair was employed from proof and circulation strikes. Though this choice original survival sports mirrored fields, it is a no question circulation strike. Microscopic granular mint frost covers the primary devices and extends into the fields. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation on this Under Construction Collection offering due to the eye appeal, hammered strike and bold reflective luster; a superb example for the grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25505304
F-101
Gem $2295 F-101, Spectacular Cameo Proof, Watery Mirrors, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection consignor is back with a newly divested duplicate from his spectacular type coin collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering this high grade 1882 Cameo proof that is only one of four graded at the PCGS MS66+ Cameo level. I have seen two of the other specimens at this grade level and they are heavily toned as compare to the bold eye appeal of this lightly toned example. Both sides feature watery mirrors and highly reflective cartwheel lustrous. A faint gold skin is seen at the peripheries. The strike is pinpoint-sharp and there are no obvious contact marks on either side. Eye appeal is superior and consistent with duplicates from the Winesteven Collection. Last CoinFacts record dates back to January 2013 with HA priced realized of $2820. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert along with CAC approval. A magnificent duplicate from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS63 PCGS
30694463
F-114
Choice HOLD
$265
Frosty Luster, Olive-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Near Complete Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A splendid mint state 1883 dime with olive-gold and copper toning. Reverse toning is deeper with more of a satiny finish when inspected under a bright light. Surface are choice at the assigned grade level. More luster would warrant a higher grade. There are minor die cracks in the reverse wreath. Listed as the 1883 F-114 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors, or more commonly known as the web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A lovely Fortin plate coin at a fair price.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS63 PCGS
30694462
F-109
Choice $240 Repunched & Broken 3, Choice Surfaces, Rose-Gray Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A cool 1883 die variety plus Mint State preservation! This 1883 F-109 obverse features a weakly punched date with repunched 3 digit along with appears to be a "broken" lower loop on the same 3 digit. Surfaces are toned a rose-gray with embedded gold and olive shades towards the periphery. Employed as the 1883 F-109 coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book when published during August 2004. Purchased in the 2000 timeframe. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS62 PCGS
5739588
F-106
Choice $275 New October 31! Misplaced 8 Right of Scroll, Repunched 3, Thick Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. One of the few 1883 misplaced date examples seen during my research tenure. A bold top loop of an 8 digit is adjacent to the right end of the scroll. There is repunching on the three digit in the date. This variety was discovered by Chris Pilliod during 1996 and first listed in Kevin Flynn's "Two Dates Are Better Than One" book as MPD-001. This offering is the 1883 F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Frosty surfaces and luster are consistent on both sides. Surfaces are choice. Purchased from David Olmstead at Alpine Numismatics during the August 2000 ANA show. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS61 NGC
3887987018.jpg
F-116
Choice $200 Rich Frosty Luster, Peripheral Aquamarine Coloring, Typical F-116 Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lustrous 1883 Liberty Seated dime that was employed as the F-116 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Obverse has moderate peripheral aquamarine coloring while the reverse is untoned. The reverse frosty luster produces vibrant cartwheels under a light source. Surfaces are choice and unabraded. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1884 1884
MS63
PCGS
3453809
F-110
R2
Gem $325 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - The Newtown Collection consignor has definitely advanced his collecting skills based on this round of divested duplicates. Offered here is a gem original 1884 that is conservatively graded in current PCGS old blue label holder dating back to the early 2000 timeframe. Is this dime typical of the grading standards before TPG grade inflation? The lovely gem offers bright cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of copper gold patina. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch a weakness at the top of Liberty's head, but let's remember that this is better than average for a With Legend obverse strike. CAC approved and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How I wish that all MS63 graded dimes could look like this example.
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
MS63 NGC
1654443022
F-105
R4
Original $1250 Scarce Date In Mint State, Thick Gun Metal Blue-Gray Toning, Accurately Graded. 1884 San Francisco dimes have a reported mintage of 565,969 but locating a mint state example will take patience and considerable searching. Few arrive to the marketplace on a regular basis and the divestment of a complete collection is typically where an example can be located. This lovely example came to market as a result of Seated dime set being broken up. This piece is strictly original with thick gun metal blue-gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The assigned grade is technically accurate due to the muted luster, by the thick patina, and one fully toned over mark on Liberty's lower left leg. If strict originality and a no question unmolested surfaces are your cup of tea, then this lovely 1884-S dime might be for you. Housed in early NGC holder with standard ring insert. Fairly priced too.....
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
AU50
PCGS
30718076
F-105
Choice $325 Iridescent Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1884 San Francisco strike with iridescent patina throughout obverse and reverse. Center rose is surround by aquamarine shades on the obverse while the reverse is pastel green with a thin golden ring at the periphery. Well struck for Type 2 Hub dies. The F-105 die pairing can be attributed by a Small S mintmark is that is boldly punched into the reverse die. Housed in 2014 Gen 5.0 PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
MS65
PCGS
34477332
F-107
Gem $695 Gorgeous Rose-Blue Toning, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1885 Liberty Seated dime for a collector assembling an advanced mint state set. One would be hard pressed to upgrade this MS65 due to the old time originality and beautiful toning. Let's start with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that activates the colorful patina. Obverse is mostly gold-rose with some blues. Rose dominates the reverse with a lovely sky blue arc at the rim. Strike is excellent for the F-107 die variety as these come weak on the upper obverse. Actually, this high grade F-107 revealed a die defect on D(I)ME that needs to be captured in the web-book. Therefore, this example will become the new F-107 web-book plate coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Viewing this lovely piece in hand would immediately explain the CAC approval. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
MS65
PCGS
25025400
F-104
Gem $775 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - A gem original example of the F-104 Misplaced Date in Denticles die variety. The top of an extra 8 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the normal 8 digit. This example features brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. Strike is essentially complete with hammered reverse devices but with some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Given that most Type 2 obverse hub strikes are generally weakly struck, this offering is above average. There are no surface abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A recently upgraded example from the Newtown Collection that warrants serious consideration for Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set collectors.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
MS62 PCGS
3233689
F-109
Original $235 Die Scratch in Gown, Thick Rose Gray Patina, Soft Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A bold obverse die scratches are present in the lower gown folds on the 1885 F-109 die pairing. Strikes from this obverse die are not often seen. This example has thick crusty rose-gray patina that mutes the surface luster. Under a light source, the fields are reflective with luster peeking out at the peripheries. Strike is typical for the With Legend design hubs. Housed in PCGS old green holder. The 1885 F-109 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS65 PCGS
3756017
F-115
Gem $750 Gem Original, Lustrous Pastel Toning, Fully Struck, Former Birmingham Collection.. This is the second time that GFRC has the pleasure to offer this lovely 1886 Seated dime. Initially sold out of the Birmingham Collection and now upgrade and back on the market. Pastel toning is the highlight with intermixed aquamarine, gold and rose coloring on the obverse and mottled gray, ebony and rose on the reverse. Bright light viewing exposes the luster and accentuates the colors. The overall strike is crisp with no signs of weakness. Same for blemishes as none were seen. If this dime has just a bit more flashy luster, then it would be a candidate for MS66 designation. In the current PCGS holder, it is accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert; serial number 3756017.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS65
PCGS
5765223
TOP #81
F-105
Gem $1100 Repunched 86 Digits, Gem Original, Golden Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, One of the Finest Examples of F-105 Variety, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Repunching of the 86 digits is well defined and easily seen in the images. One of the finest F-105 examples known while assembling the "web-book". Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with dazzling cartwheel effects. A transparent golden skin covers both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval is obviously warranted given the super originality, bold luster and eye appeal. Sold into the Cleveland Collection's Top 100 Variety set several years ago and now back on the market for the next passionate collector.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS62 NGC
1705898014
Choice $195 Sharp Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Choice for Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An unlisted 1886 Seated dime from the Fortin Collection that needs a new home. This is a frosty piece with swirling cartwheels. Speckled peripheral gold surrounds mostly untoned centers. Some reverse die cracks could lead to further research. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
AU58 raw
F-107
R4
Original $135 New October 31! Repunched Date, Scarce Die Variety, Steely Luster, Original Surfaces, Indiana Collection . A scarce 1886 repunched date die variety with the repunching on all four date digits seen clockwise to the final date punch. Strikes from this die pairing are often found with steely or proof like fields. This new Indiana Collection offering does have partially mirrored fields with corresponding reflective luster. Obverse toning is a darker intermixed rose-blue while the reverse features peripheral rose. Fairly graded and attractively priced.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
PR64 PCGS
85100429
F-101
Choice $685 Choice Original, Watery Proof Fields, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An absolutely original 1887 proof dime with watery mirrored fields. As in the case with most proof Seated dime, bright light viewing is required to release the natural coloring and reflective mirrors. In the case of this 1887 specimen, a light source exposes subtle sky blue and light gold on the obverse. These same colors are more pronounced on the reverse and quite attractive. A 10x loupe inspection revealed several die polish lines on the reverse that should not be mistaken for hairlines. Accurately graded and off the market for several decades. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670
Gem $625 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Ex. Woodlands Collection, Gem Original, Satiny Aquamarine Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. A gem 1887 Philadelphia Seated dime that offers satiny cartwheel luster. Obverse is covered with a layer of transparent aquamarine patina that adds faint golden hues when view under bright light. The reverse is similar with the golden coloring being more dominant at the rims. Strike is 100% complete with bold obverse devices and complete head details. Reverse strike is fully impressed including the pesky upper left wheat grains that are a chronic issue for With Legend dimes. Let's discuss the recent provenance; first consigned by the Birmingham Collection during late 2014 and acquired by the Woodlands Collection. Then sold from the Woodlands Collection into the Tenafly Collection, Now back on the market and should receive strong consideration. It will take patience and effort to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
AU58
PCGS
37068712
F-108
Choice $145 Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Excellent Preservation, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. Originality is the essential highlight for this super choice 1887 Seated dime. Thick crusty olive-gray patina covers the obverse with a more transparent coating on the reverse. Steely luster is able to radiate through the reverse skin as a result. Obverse strike is weak at Liberty's head as so typical for the With Legend design during the 1887 through 1891 production yields. Quantities and not quality were the imperative for mint workers. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
MS65 PCGS
10795295
F-112
Gem $975 Wonderful Gem, Bronze-Rose Toning, Sharp Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Newtown Collection. Another Newtown Collection duplicate that warrants special consideration and a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I love this piece and believe it should be cracked out of its old visually restricting holder and resubmitted by the new owner. Toning is a uniform bronze-rose with sharp frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Strike is complete with faint diagonal die polish lines on both sides. This piece is housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with considerable plastic haze on the reverse that impacts photography and the enjoyment factor. A superb gem that should secure a MS65+ grade.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
MS65
NGC
1748303003
F-101
Gem $925 Scarce in Gem, Fiery Orange-Gold Luster, Steely Surfaces, Full Strike. Think of an old time proofs when considering this pleasing 1887-S dime. In-hand viewing accentuates mostly steely grays with peripheral gold. Bright light inspection shifts the visual dynamics to fiery orange-gold luster on both sides with some center grays. This is a no question gem dime that is entombed in a well worn holder. The old style NGC holders block angular lighting which enhances surface brightness and eye appeal. This piece deserves to be reholdered in the future and will blossom as a result. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU55 PCGS
85100432
F-101
Choice $160 F-101 Web-book Plate Coin, Choice Original, Light Gold Patina and Luster, Typical Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. I would be surprised if this dime were not to receive CAC approval since so choice original at the assigned PCGS grade level. The F-101 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection reflecting old time quality and originality.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU55
PCGS
10348063
F-110
Choice $150 Choice Original, Golden-Gray Toning, Unabraded Surfaces. If in the market for an AU Liberty Seated dime as a type coin, this 1887-S might be the right candidate. Unabraded surfaces are covered with a mottled golden-gray patina on both sides. There is ample frost luster that is beyond the assigned grade level. Bright light inspection exposes active cartwheels. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU53 ANACS
4793592
F-112
Choice $85 Steely Gray-Gold Surfaces, Residual Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, City By The Bay Collection. Please don't the ANACS yellow label holder against this perfectly original 1887-S dime. Surfaces are toned a light gray with embedded gold at the periphery. The golden shades come to life during bright light inspection. Frosty luster is attractive and pleasing. Strike is completed and fields are unabraded. A fully chocie offering from the City By The Bay Collection.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS66
PCGS
25688726
F-116
Gem HOLD
$1100
Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Gem Original, Pastel Aquamarine and Gold Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck. Ex. Woodlands Collection. What an exceptional 1888 dime! Bold frosty luster accentuates the nearly transparent patina. Eye appeal is high whether viewing in hand or swirling under bright light. In hand coloring is a combination of light pastel colors including aquamarine and gold shades. Add a light source and the fun kicks in. The frosty cartwheel luster is activated with the coloring becoming much more vivid. This piece is fully struck with well defined head details and wheat grains in the upper left wreath. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A superb specimen that belong in another advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS66 PCGS
50029230
F-111
Choice $600 Misplaced 8 in Base, Proof Like, Gem Toning, Birmingham Collection.. Rich gold and aquamarine patina covers this exceptional 1888 dime. Fully struck and attractive. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with serial number 50029230. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
AU50 raw
F-107
Original $65 Original Crusty Gray, Blemish Free Surfaces, Conservative Grading. A strictly original 1888 Philadelphia strike with uniform crusty gray surfaces. Strike weakness is the rule for many later date Philadelphia dimes as seen on this example. Conservative grading based on wear alone.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
PF65CAM PCGS
3622188
F-101
Gem $1950 Gem Original, Mirrored Cameo Fields, Essentially Untoned. Gerry Fortin Collection.. A wonderful cameo example with watery mirrors and bold reflections under bright light. Surfaces are untoned except for a very faint layer of localize gold that the camera and image processing have enhanced. Full struck with not blemishes as one would expect with the PF65 assigned grade. PCGS population reports indicates (8) in PF65 Cameo while CAC has only approved (2) in PF65. This is one of the finest available at this grade level. Housed in early PCGS "Series" blue label holder and approved by CAC.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
Double Die Reverse
MS66 NGC
3025961003
F-122
Gem $1850 F-122, Double Die Reverse #3, Superb Gem Original, Gorgeous Rose and Peripheral Blue Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A marvelous example of the F-122 double die reverse #3 die pairing with spectacular offset reverse die doubling on the left wreath devices and denomination. A superb gem with heavy mint frost throughout obverse and reverse fields and major devices. Eye appeal is most pleasing due to old album ring toning. Rose centers are nicely framed by an aquamarine peripheral ring on the obverse while the reverse ring approaches solid blue coloring. Strike is absolutely hammered and provides an excellent view of the extensive reverse die doubling. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The F-122 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Yes, there is a pricing premium above a common date 1889 MS66 strike but the eye appeal and reverse doubling is well worth the premium. As noted old time coin dealer Jim O'Donnell would often say to me....Go find another example in the marketplace that matches this quality.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS65
NGC
958035003
F-110
Gem $985 Repunched 889, Gem Original, Golden-Aquamarine Patina, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A difficult 1889 Philadelphia die variety with repunching inside the lower loops of 88 and above the tail of the 9 digit. First listed by Fortin. This offering has to be one of the finest examples extant as I've seen few in my collecting career. Gem original surfaces are covered with semi-transparent golden-aquamarine patina. Frosty luster is brilliant with bold cartwheels during bright light viewing. The F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Purchased April 2003 and in the Fortin collection since that time. I really hate to let this one go but all die variety dimes must be eventually sold.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS63 NGC
4189140006
F-113
Choice $250 Choice Original, Attractive Rose-Blue Patina, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A choice original 1889 dime that is at its best when viewed under a light source. Obverse is toned a fiery rose with intermixed blues, while the reverse has deep sky blue covering the most of the wreath devices. Under a light source, both obverse and reverse offer crisp cartwheel luster. The reverse is very pleasing indeed for the assigned MS63 grade level. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Housed in newer NGC holder. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
AU58
NGC
3086443003
TOP #89
F-102
Choice HOLD
$365
Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Medium S Reverse, Repunched 1, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina . The 1889-S F-102 die variety features a medium S date punch. Only one medium S reverse is known for 1889 San Francisco strikes. There is a minor repunching above the flag of the 1 digit along with a spur on the right foot of AME(R)ICA. The F-102 reverse is in a late die state. Details in the denticles and wreath are very weak with significant amounts of die erosion in the field areas. GFRC offers a gorgeous F-102 example with lightly mirrored fields and reflective obverse luster during bright light viewing. The reverse was struck from a frosty die as compared to the obverse. A natural light gray-gold skin covers both sides. Housed in older NGC with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A true value given the AU58 grade level.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
AU58 NGC
3887987038
F-101
Original $275 Medium S, Original Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, City By The Bay Collection. 1889 San Francisco strikes become scarce in higher AU grades. PCGS population report indicates eight graded at the AU55 level and another nine at AU58 with few CoinFacts auction records. The date is definitely not "common" and will sell above those levels. Offered is one of the duplicate F-101 Medium S examples from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are original and emit frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is well executed with only the upper left wheat grains lacking full definition. Housed in newer NGC holder. A new "duplicate" release from the City By The Bay Collection.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
AU55 NGC
3832832053
F-101
Original $245 F-101 Web-book Plate Coin, Near Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A pleasing 1889 San Francisco strike that is the F-101 plate coin within the The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-101 die variety features a Medium S sized mintmark with die file lines in the upper loop. Surfaces are strictly original with just a hint of gray patina. There is ample residual luster when viewing with a light source. A quality example that has been off the market since the mid 1990s. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
PR65CAM PCGS
30041395
F-101a
Gem $1250 Gorgeous Bullseye Toning, Cameo Proof, Reflective Luster, Tooled Die Crack Below Bow Knot, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This gorgeous 1890 proof strike validates that the Philadelphia employed reworked business strike dies for "proof strikes". The F-101 die pairing struck both circulation and proof strikes with the proofs coming after circulation strikes. What is amazing with this die pairing is a reverse die crack that developed from the right ribbon end downward to the denticles below the left ribbon end. Interestingly, an attempt was made to tool out the die crack on the reverse die prior to or during the striking of proof coinage. By using a side lighting source during the photography of the die crack for web-book illustration, the tooled area becomes evident. An important offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that is 1890 F-101a web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder as purchased during early 2004.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS66
PCGS
25380590
Gem $1100 Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Swirling Frosty Luster, Newtown Collection. A gorgeous mix of russet, aqua, and electric blue shades cover both sides of this gem Seated dime. The date and legend are strongly impressed while the reverse wreath is sharply detailed - even the kernels of corn exhibit clear separation. Swirling, frosty luster booms from both sides, and the effect is mesmerizing. This is a coin you will enjoying viewing for a long time. CAC has certified seven pieces finer, all in MS67. Note, the reverse blemish is on the holder. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS62 ANACS OWH
397488
F-118
Gem HOLD
$265
New November 13! Gem Original, Rich Frosty Luster, Superb Coloring and Eye Appeal, Sooner Collection. An exceptional 1890 F-118 dime with rich frosty luster and gorgeous eye appeal. Bright light review reveals a semi-transparent gold patina with a blue arc at the upper obverse. Reverse coloring is center rose nicely framed by a thin sky blue peripheral ring. The F-118 die variety features a weakly hubbed obverse die. This offering is fully struck on the reverse while the obverse device "softness" is as made. Worthy of being placed in PCGS holder for CAC attempt as so darn nice. Housed in ANACS old white holder. From the Sooner Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS62
NGC
4189859004
F-108
Choice $295 Misplaced Digits in Lower Shield, Choice Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Accurately Graded. A wonderful crusty original 1890 dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are choice, blemish free and offer considerable luster for the assigned grade. The top loops of a 9 and 0 digits are visible in the lower shield. The extra 9 digit is located between shield lines 4 and 5 while the top loop of the 0 digit is located between shield lines 8 and 9. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval; conservative grading by NGC. A top quality offering and www.seateddimevarieties.com web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS62
PCGS
30624388
F-102a
Choice $235 Choice Original, Prior Proof Dies, Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely deserved. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
AU50 raw
TOP #90
F-105
Original $85 Misplaced Digit in Gown, Strictly Original Surfaces, Top 100 Varieties #90. There is considerable remaining luster on this nice 1890 Philadelphia strike that also happens to be one of the Top 100 misplaced digit entries for the date. Obverse is nice and frosty while the reverse has golden patina throughout. Strike is above average for a With Legend design dime. There are several obverse blemishes that are not distracting. Fairly priced for the variety and Top 100 status.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS65 NGC
139702009
F-108a
Gem $2150 Small S, Late F-108a Die State, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Web-Book Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . The 1890-S F-108 Small S obverse die can rarely be found in a later die state with crossing die cracks through the date digits. One die crack starts at the top oval of the 8 digits and proceeds left through top of 1 digit, into the base and the rock where it terminates. A second die crack starts at the rim below the base of 1 digit and proceeds right through the lower loop of 8 digit, the top loop of 9 digit and into the base. The F-108a die state was discovered during 2014. Up until that time, this die state had not been seen on the limited number of F-108 Small S examples reviewed; most were found in lower circulated grades. The F-108a die state is considered to be very rare and is rated as R7. Since 2014, no other examples have been reported. This offering is the important discovery piece and the 1890-S F-108a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors aka the web-book. Gem surfaces exhibits large amounts of brilliant frosty luster and shimmering cartwheels. In hand inspection of this rare gem is recommended to appreciate the beauty not captured on GFRC images. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS64 PCGS
30035618
F-114
Choice $1050 Medium S, Brilliant Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Frosted Devices, Fully Struck, Newtown Collection. Liberty Seated dime collectors should pay special attention to the release of this duplicate 1890-S F-114 dime from the Newtown Collection. I'm having a great time viewing this piece under a lights source. A fantastic strike greets me along with mirrored fields on both sides. The main devices have a frosted finish leading to cameo effects. Faint mottled rose toning covers a portion of the obverse while the reverse is mostly untoned. There are a few reverse field ticks mentioned for 100% accuracy. Overall, eye appeal and luster are excellent reasons for adding this Newtown duplicate to your collection. Accurately graded and housed in older PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS62 NGC
4189862005
F-101
Choice $475 Choice Original for Variety, Misplaced 1 in Base, Challenging to Locate.. A pleasing Liberty Seated dime that is choice original including undisturbed surfaces covered with light gray patina. The F-101 die pairing is infrequently seen as my F-101 web-book plate coin was only an EF40 piece until locating this example. The misplaced 1 digit in the base is obvious on the obverse while the reverse appears to have been polished at least once since the triple repunching is no longer evident. I believe that this dime has an interim die state reverse between F-101 and F-101a whereby during F-101a, the reverse die is heavily polished and a significant portion of the devices details are removed and the mintmark being very weak. I've updated the F-101 webpage and used this dime as a plate coin. Definitely a dime for the advanced variety specialist. Housed in new NGC holder with serial number 4189862-005.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS62 PCGS
21407392
F-120
Choice $385 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, Old Time Eye Appeal, City By The Bay Collection. What does "old time eye appeal" mean when used in a GFRC description? When building my Liberty Seated dime set in the 1990s, I would prefer fully struck dimes with clean fields and cream colored brilliant frosty luster. Today's market has shifted to silver pieces with thick crusty or colorful toning. This 1890-S duplicate, from the City By The Bay Collection, offers that old time appearance with a full strike and brilliant frosty luster. GFRC images accurately capture the light gold skin on the obverse and hints of gold coloring on the reverse. An absolutely choice original example that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. Sure to please the new owner.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU55 PCGS
30624389
F-102
Original $185 Double Die Obverse, Original Ebony Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU50 PCGS
35696561
F-116
Choice $175 Choice Original Offering, Frosty Surfaces and Luster, Pleasing Cartwheels, Steely Light Gold, City By The Bay Collection. A naturally toned 1890 San Francisco struck dime from the F-116 die pair according to Fortin's web-book. (How often to do I get to reference myself?) Seriously, this City By The Bay Collection duplicate has been well preserved with above average surfaces. Grading is accurate. Frosty silver gray luster is as expected for a silver piece with strict originality. Residual mint frosty is still seen in protected areas. Strike is essentially complete with only a touch of weakness at the upper left reverse wreath. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
PR64CAM
PCGS
3705077
F-101
Gem $895 Watery Mirrors, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, A True Cameo, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An important offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that is 1891 F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. This offering is a no question proof strike with crisp watery mirrors on both sides. The resulting reflective luster and cartwheels are both substantial and most pleasing. Strike is hammered with all motifs deeply impressed. A true cameo that warranted CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. Purchased during May 2002 and being released back into the marketplace.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
MS66 PCGS
3481301
F-129
Gem $895 Gem Original, Flowing Satiny Luster, Mottled Steel-Violet Reverse, Gerry Fortin Core Date/Mintmark Set Duplicate. An outstanding final year Legend obverse Liberty Seated dimes purchased at the April 2004 CSNS HA sale for $1040. Since that purchase, this satiny original dime has been housed in my core date and mintmark set. MS66 Seated dimes have seen price reductions since 2004 with this duplicate being priced accordingly. Satiny surfaces offer golden peripheral toning on the obverse and mottled steel-violet hues across the entirety of the reverse. Completely fresh to market and seeking a new home in an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) with blue label and barcode on the reverse.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
Double Die Obverse
MS63 PCGS
38778755
TOP #95
F-109
R5
Choice New Price
$1150
Rare Double Die Obverse, Condition Census, Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Top 100 Varieties Set, Indiana Collection. Price Reduction - September 18, 2020. This 1891 F-109 Double Die Obverse is a rare Top 100 Varieties Set offering that is in the condition census. This example, from the Indiana Collection is one grade level (PCGS MS63) behind the two finest known examples graded PCGS MS64. This die variety remains elusive and is rarely cherrypicked. Examples arriving to market are typically released from die variety collections. An absolutely wonderful example with bold brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels. Surfaces are fully choice original with no blemishes worthy of mention. Strike is complete including heavy obverse die clashing that is a key diagnostics for cherry-picking this variety; good luck! Die doubling is readily evident on the vertical shield lines and CA on AMERICA. Liberty Seated Dime die variety specialists should take special note of this offering. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with the F-102 attribution in the label. I am not aware of this offering having been submitted to CAC; an attempt is warranted.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
AU58 PCGS
28669056
Choice $150 Choice Original, Olive Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Reasonable Strike, Accurately Graded. Sure the 1891 Liberty Seated dime date is common! What is uncommon, is an 1891 dime with this type of eye appeal and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident upon first viewing under a light source. Obverse olive-gold toning is a bit crusty while the reverse offers target toning; a faint sky blue center surrounded by rich gold. strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at Liberty's head. Choice original surfaces are blemish free. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. An eye appeal offering for that common date Dansco or Whitman album slot in a type or date/mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
AU58 PCGS
38643068
F-121
Original $100 New October 13! Near-Choice Original, Heavy Gray-Blue Toning, Twin Lakes Collection. Photographing this Twin Lakes Collection 1891 dime has proven to be challenging due to the thick dark toning. Bright light inspection reveals a completely different side to this offering. Regardless of the thick patina, the frosty luster and cartwheels are readily apparent and pleasing. Strike is typical to slightly better for the date. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. If thick original patina is your cup of tea, this dime will fit nicely into your collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
AU53 PCGS
27930979
Original $100 Repunched Date, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Light Peripheral Gold, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . On the 1891 F-106 obverse, the 89 date digits are strongly repunched with the earlier punch visible in the lower loops. Kam Ahwash indicated that all digits in the date are repunched. However, I cannot detect the repunching on either of the 1 digits. A die crack runs from the left end of the base through the 189 digits, then up to the right base above the final 1 digit. Another die crack from toe up through AMERICA, then cap to Liberty's head.. A faint die crack joins (UNITED) at the top of the letters. This example is from my reference collection. Surfaces are strictly original with ample mint frost. Under a light source, residual cartwheel luster is bold. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS64
PCGS
4661000
F-106
Gem $700 Repunched 89, Mediom O/O, Gem Original, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1891-O F-106 obverse is in an early die state with some clashing visible around Liberty's head and between the cap and Liberty's head. There is no rim cudding on this specimen as seen on the later F-106a die state. Repunching of the date is plain in the lower loops of the 89 digits. The 1891-o F-106 reverse is also in an early die state with no die cracks. The Medium O mintmark has punch artifacts within its center causing numismatists to speculate as to the mintmark being an O/S or O/O repunched mintmark. My own research, as presented in the web-book, suggests a Medium O over O. A gem original example that was purchased during February 2002. Fields are mirrored and produce crisp reflective luster. Strike is bold and exciting to inspect. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. The 1891-O F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. I suspect this piece could easily find its way into an MS65 holder given today's grading standards.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS63 PCGS
12891754
TOP #96
F-106a
Choice $790 Repunched 89 Digits, Heavily Clashed Dies, Repinched Mintmark, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden-Rose Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful example of the 1891-O F-106a die pairing and late die state that features multiple die clashing on the obverse along with bold repunching of the 89 digits in the date. The reverse also offers a boldly repunched mintmark. This example has it all for the die variety specialist along with being at the mint state grade level. Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with substantial cartwheel effects. Strike is hammered with mint frost throughout the major devices. Formerly in the Gerry Fortin reference collection and sold into the Cleveland Collection towards filling out his Top 100 Variety set with mint state examples. Housed in old blue label holder with standard ring insert. The blue label reads "RPD & RPM, Obv & Rev Dies Clashed". A special Top 100 Varieties duplicate from the Cleveland Collection that is not often found in the marketplace.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
AU58 raw
F-119
Original $300 Shattered Reverse, Exceptional Diagnostics, Wired Rims, Golden-Gray Toning, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Superior to the Liberty Seated Dime 1891-O F-119 web-book plate coin with plans for an update with these images. An exceptional F-119 strike with sharp wire rims and heavy rim cudding. Strike is absolutely hammered with reverse cuds sharply defined consistent with the web-book die state. Steely surfaces are toned a golden gray. The is just a touch of rub warranting an AU58 grade though most dealers would a Mint State grade assignment. A prize for the Seated dime die variety specialist, so please hurry on this AuburnNY Accordian offering. Images available shortly.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
AU55 raw
F-118
Choice HOLD
$235
New November 20! Shattered Obverse, Choice Original, Full Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A spectacular example of the 1891-O F-118 shattered obverse die variety. Little else needs to be said. This piece has soft satiny luster under a bright light. The plate coin for the F-119 variety at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
MS63 NGC
620399021
F-104
Choice $350 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1891-S Liberty Seated dime date does not receive much respect from collectors. 1891 brought the last year of Seated coinage with high mintages at the Philadelphia, New Orleans, and San Francisco mints. While the Philadelphia and New Orleans dies were used until terminal die states, San Francisco issued dimes are well struck without significant die cracks. Workmanship appears to be better for the western branch mint. Most will be found with rich frosty luster as is the case for this NGC MS63 graded specimen. Strike is about as good as can be expected for the With Legend hub design. A fully choice example that will please the knowledgeable collectors. Listed as the 1883 F-114 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors, or more commonly known as the web-book. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
MS63
NGC
4189140012
F-101a
Choice $395 Lapped Reverse Die, Frosty Cartwheels, Light Crusty Gray Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . A choice original example of the 1891-S F-101 die pairing with lapped reverse die. The lapped reverse die presents weak device details with severe weakness on the left side of the wreath. The lapped reverse die state is listed as F-101a. This example offers choice original surfaces covered with a thin layer of crusty gray patina. Brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels still manage to radiate through the patina during bright light inspection. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
MS62 PCGS
27820544
F-118
Choice $235 Small S, Tons of Eye Appeal, Sharp Frosty Luster, Under Construction Collection. A most attractive 1891-S F-118 Seated dime with frosty luster. Obverse toning is uniform copper-rose while the reverse offers strong rose shades with gorgeous peripheral blues. Heavy mint frost surrounds all motifs leading to active cartwheels. At first glance, one would expect a higher assigned grade as luster is sharp. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed faint micro-hairlines between the denomination and ribbon bows that could explain the MS62 grade. Regardless, eye appeal and value are all there at a fair price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
MS60 NGC
2508594012
F-109
Original $195 Medium S, Frosty White Cartwheel Luster, Strictly Original, Conservative Grading, Massachusetts Collection. The MS60 grade level is infrequently seen on TPG certified coins. However, NGC decided to use this grade level for the offering 1891-S F-109 dime. Let's explore that since the Massachusetts Collection has upgraded the piece and wishes for it to find a new home. White cartwheel luster is vibrant and active throughout obverse and reverse and consistent with MS63 grade level. Surfaces are frosty original but probably dipped given the uniform white coloring. Under a 10x loupe, there are some faint field hairlines when rotating the coin under bright light. This has to be the reason for the assigned MS60 grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
AU55 PCGS
11632369
F-114
Choice $160 Sharp Steely Luster, Strong Cartwheel Action, Choice Surfaces, City By The Bay Collection. A premium 1891 San Francisco struck Seated dime with tons of eye appeal. This piece was minted from polished dies resulting in the fields having a steely texture. Resulting luster is reflective with strong cartwheel action. Some F-114 example will be found with a completely filled mintmark while this piece sees definition of the upper and lower loops. A choice example with unabraded surfaces. A value given the AU55 assigned grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.