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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 April 4, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Large Date
MS63
PCGS
36311777
F-101b
Choice $2350 Ideal for Type, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Heavy F-101b Die Cracks, Golden-Violet Toning, CAC Approval. 1837 Large Date Seated dimes are available as the new design type was saved upon release after years of Capped Bust coinage. Survivors at the MS63 grade level will appear on the market at a reasonable frequency. A collector's (and specialty dealer's challenge) is locating the best possible specimens at current price guide levels. GFRC is proud to be offering this near-gem original F-101b example. F-101b designates the two bold obverse die cracks that merge below Liberty's lower left facing knee. The surfaces on this example are exceptional for the grade. Granular mint frosty is seen throughout the obverse fields and surrounding the reverse legend. Bright light inspection exposes natural frosty luster that is brilliant and downright stunning. Strike is hammered with every delicate device detail completely struck. GFRC is well known for offering some top quality Liberty Seated coinages and this 1837 Seated dime will further reinforce that reputation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Essentially a gem at the assigned grade.
Seated 10C 1837 1837
No Stars, Small Date
AU55
PCGS
38378765
F-104
Choice HOLD
$1100
New March 19! Small Date, Attractive Frosty Luster, Near-Gem Original, CAC Approval. A superb 1837 F-104 Small Date offering that will definitely be a prize for type set collectors. A near-gem at assigned grade with consistently frosty luster on both sides. Peripheral gold nicely frames the brilliant centers. Device wear is minimal along with unabraded surfaces. Reverse die clashing is consistent with F-104 diagnostics in the Seated dime web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this little prize!
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 $1700 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, Large Stars
AU58
PCGS
26653560
F-111a
Choice $725 New March 27! Cracked Obverse #3, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Luster, Light Gray-Gold Gold Patina, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Cracked Obverse #3 is the second most challenging of the three 1838 obverse dies with bisecting die cracks. In this case, the die crack originates at Star 7 and proceeds through Liberty's left shoulder, across her body and left leg and finally exits below her foot to the rim. Star 13 is strongly repunched. The reverse is in a later die state and shows a die crack starting at the rim above STA(T)ES, through ST(AT)ES and terminating within the upper left wreath. The offered example is a duplicate from the Twin Lakes collection. Accurately graded at the AU58 level with satiny luster and light gray-gold patina on both sides. Surfaces are choice and heavily frosted. The bisecting obverse die crack is well formed along with a second die crack through the 1 digit in the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A ideal offering for the Liberty Seated dime die variety specialist.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
AU50
PCGS
27514044
F-113
Choice $300 New March 23! 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 1838O 1838-O
No Stars
AU58 PCGS
36579774
F-102
Choice $2150 Old Time Originality & Color, Choice Surfaces, Complete F-102 Diagnostics, Twin Lakes Collection. This wonderful 1838-O is super old time original and will please those who truly understand the appearance of unmolested silver. The 1838-O No Stars issue is significantly scarcer than the 1837 date and easily increases the level of difficulty on a type coin basis. Finding a home in an AU focused date and mintmark set would also work! This Twin Lakes offering is richly toned with grayish-blue shades that shift to gold-gray toning at the centers. This is a well-struck example, with slight weakness at the shield stripes. Surfaces are finely grained or "textured" due to heavily eroded dies as always seen for the F-102 variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holder. I have a feeling that this great offering will not be around long in inventory.
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 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
AU53 PCGS
82484879
F-103a
Original $425 Obverse Rim Cud, Original Gray, Top 100 Varieties #21, Cleveland Collection. Locating 1842 F-103a examples with the bold obverse rim cud at 10:00 continues to be challenging. In the 1990s, this variety would occasionally be seen at major shows or dealer price lists but no more. The limited supply has been absorbed by collectors. This offered example was originally purchased raw as an AU50 from GFRC back in mid 2016 and PCGS graded by the buyer. Previously, I had purchased this dime from Brian Green during the 1990s as a toned AU50 example. Surfaces are no question original and covered with uniform rose-gray patina. Strike is nearly complete with only a touch of weakness on stars 12 and 13. There are a few fully toned over scattered blemishes with none distracting. housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Back on the market after being upgraded by the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
MS62
PCGS
21593536
F-105
R3
Choice $3500 Rare in Mint State, Incredible Overall Strike, Perfectly Original, CAC Approved, Newtown Collection. Ex. Birmingham and Florida Collection. A marvelous 1842-O F-105 Seated dime that is once again back in GFRC inventory. This example original surfaced during 2015 from the Birmingham Collection, then into the Florida Collection, and finally settling down for a few years in the Newtown Collection. With the recent purchase of my 1842-O F-101 PCGS MS63 CAC dime, this example is back on the market. A well balance mint state specimen with hammered strike for the F-105 die pairing. The die chip at Liberty's left facing forefinger and the die blog in the right obverse field are the attribution points and bold due to hammered strike. Natural aquamarine and rose toning is consistent on both sides with some blues on the reverse. Obverse luster is a bit soft due to the thicker patina while reverse offers frosty luster with mild cartwheels. There are no abrasions that would hold this piece back from a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 blue label holder (1998-2002) with CAC approval. An important duplicate being divested by the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
AU55
PCGS
15571451
F-105
R3
Gem HOLD
$1850
New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Ex. Pittman, Gem Original, Well Above Average Eye Appeal, Fully Struck. Ex. Pittman Collection and an important pedigree to consider when evaluating this gem 1842 New Orleans dime. Locating 1842, 1843 and 1845 New Orleans struck dimes in choice AU or better is very changing to improbable. New Orleans mint coinage circulated heavily in the southern states and few survived choice. On a rare occasion that a gem example arrives to market, then a pedigree is typically the reason for the superior preservation state. This 1842-O F-105 example is simply magnificent and so well balanced. Surfaces are strictly original with semi transparent gun metal gray patina on the obverse and bullseye gold and blue toning rings that nicely frame a rose-gray center. Under bright light, the residual luster is readily apparent and exposes all rainbow colors. Strike is complete with rounded stars and complete veins on the reverse wreath leaves. This piece is also blemish free and simply wholesome for the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CAC approval validates strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading. A superb offering that belongs in a subsequent advanced collection. The new owner will be pleased!
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
AU50
PCGS OGH
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 1845 1845
AU55
PCGS
30694453
F-104
Choice $350 New March 23! 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 1848 1848
AU58
NGC
2037622097
F-101
Choice $485 New March 23! Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green/Eric P. Newman. Mintage of 451,500 with survivals being limited at the upper grade levels. This near-Mint example features attractive toning on both sides. Toning includes combination of sky-blue, copper, champagne, and red intermixed hues. A well struck F-101 example with no marks worthy of individual mention. Housed in the original EPN brown label holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1849 1849
MS63 PCGS
21190006
F-101
R4
Choice $900 GFRC Buy-Out and Price Reduction! F-101, Original Creamy Luster, Bold Obverse Strike, Very Scarce in Mint State. Ex. Birmingham Collection. I still don't understand why higher grade 1849 dimes lack respect. The PCGS population reports are low at (7) MS63, (10) MS64, (1) MS65 and (1) MS66. The MS64 number has regrade attempts due to a large MS65 price jump. This offering has typical satiny surfaces with a hint of light gold on the obverse. While the obverse exhibits satiny texture, the reverse is frosty with vibrant cartwheels. Strike is all there with complete head details and bold star centrils while the reverse has complete wreath leaves other than a spot at 10:00 which is typical for the F-101 die pairing. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only one obverse tick by star 3 needing mention. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.1 blue label holder (2002-2004). Please note that the plastic holder wear at the obverse (right facing breast) and reverse (at E in DIME).
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-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 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 1852 1852
MS66 PCGS
38000322
F-111
Gem $3150 Exceptional Mint Luster, Hammered Strike, Late Die State F-116 Diagnostics, Set Registry Quality. A magnificent 1852 F-111 offering with exceptional frosty luster and original mint bloom. This piece looks like it just dropped off the mint press dies. Strike is hammered and brings incredible insight into the later F-111 die state diagnostics. The heavy die lines below the date are now a tad subdued while the balance of the obverse is heavily cracked. Die cracks connect of the left field stars along with the date to the denticles. On the reverse, nearly all letters in the legend, and the ribbon ends, are connected with bold cracks. This is a brilliant frosty piece that probably has been professionally dipped. This does not bother me in the least else I would not have added to GFRC inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A most special offering for the die variety specialist or those pursuing a top end Liberty Seated dime registry set. Images will also be added to the 1852 F-111 web-book page to further expand on late die state diagnostics.
Seated 10C 1852 1852
MS64
PCGS
33391153
F-106
Gem HOLD
$925
Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Antique Gold Patina, Super Eye Appeal, New Web-Book F-106 Plate Coin. The Newtown Collection is back with a superior 1852 F-106 offering that warrants a Gem quality rating. If I was still pursuing Liberty Seated dime die varieties, this piece would immediately go into my set. A no question gem at the assigned PCGS grade with hammered strike and a thin layer of light gold patina. This piece has to be one of the best struck With Stars dimes that I have seen in years. There are two wispy micro hairlines on the obverse that could be the only explanation for the lack of an MS65 certification. This piece is far superior to the 1852 F-106 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and will be added shortly. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Worthy of the finest Seated dime collections under construction and a case where looking at the coin is more important than the TPG label.
Seated 10C 1852 1852
MS62
PCGS
37847803
F-119
Gem HOLD
$800
New March 31! F-119 Die Variety Discovery Piece, Reverse Cud, Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Heavy Peripheral Die Erosion, Undergraded. An extremely special GFRC offering of a currently unique F-119 die pairing for the 1852 date. Both dies are found in late die states with damage. The obverse is from the F-114 die pairing with date punched furthest left. The die crack from Liberty's lower leg to denticles below star 1 also extends left into the gown folds above the pendant. Peripheral obverse die erosion is acute between stars, the date and denticles. The reverse sports a substantial die crack at (UNI)TED. This cud appears to be in an early die state on the F-116 reverse. A no question gem with frosty luster and unabraded surfaces. Pitting between the stars and dentciles is due to die rust or metal spalling. Earlier die state examples will be necessary for a more comprehensive confirmation. But do they exists? Was this die pairing an accident at the Philadelphia mint? There are many questions to be asked and answered for this newly discovered die variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS64
NGC Fatty
157157004
F-108
Gem $1100 New February 14! 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
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
With Arrows
AU55 ANACS OWH
773642
TOP #35
F-107
Original $450 Repunched Date, Early Die State, Old Album Blue-Rose Toning, Near Choice Original, Top 100 Varieties, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 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 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 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
32198409
F-106
Choice $1200 Left Foot Of 1 Broken, Thick Frosty Luster, Golden Gray Patina, Full Strike, Newtown Collection. Surface finishes for 1854-O dies are wide ranging. Some will be found with partial proof like fields while others will have a frosty textured or sandblasted appearance. This choice original New Orleans struck example fails in the latter category. The obverse is heavily frosted while the reverse less so. A dirty light gray patina cover both sides and screams originality. Obverse strike is from a weakly hubbed die with missing flag and left foot on the 1 digit along with partial stars 1 thru 3. Accurately graded and CAC approved. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
AU55 PCGS
28172753
F-106
Choice $335 Attractive Old Album Toning, Cracked Obverse Die, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1854-O F-106 obverse can be identified by a diagonal die crack directly above Liberty's foot. The obverse date is weak with a broken left foot on the 1 digit. The reverse die appears to have been polished, with all traces of the die defects on (ST)ATES removed. The die defects on DI(ME) are marginally visible once the reverse die is identified by its mintmark position. The offered example is the 1854-O F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. Choice surfaces are covered with multi-colored old album toning. Strike is complete. Purchased during May 1995 and held as a raw dime until recent grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and an opportunity for the die variety specialist.
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 1855 1855
With Arrows
AU53 PCGS
28172760
F-105
Original $165 Weakly Hubbed Date, Original Gray Patina, Residual Golden Luster, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. All 1855 obverse working dies were hubbed with arrows already installed in the master die. As a result, there is no movement in the date and arrows placement. However, some 1855 dimes will be found with a weak date punch including the top of the first 5 digit being missing. This is the result of a poor hubbing of the working die. Die variety F-105 is one of those occurrences. This example was previously employed as a plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die variety guide. Surfaces are original with uniform medium gray patina. Toning shifts dramatically, under a light source, when the residual luster activates lovely gold-rose. Fully struck but device features are not crisp due to the poor obverse hubbing. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
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 1856 1856
Small Date
AU58 PCGS
30447896
TOP #42
F-110
R4
Choice $550 Doubled Die North, Bold Luster, Light Gold at Rims, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Large Date
AU53 PCGS
37098889
F-101
Choice $395 New March 14! Large Date, Scarce Grade, Crusty Olive-Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Full Strike, Wisconsin Collection. While 1856 Small Date dimes are quite common in all grades, the Large Date counterpart is available in circulated grades but becomes challenging in AU and rare at the Mint State level. The Wisconsin Collection has recently upgraded its 1856 Large Date example and released this crusty original F-101 example with full strike. Both sides are covered with thick olive-gold toning. Bright light inspection reveals a pretty burnt gold peripheral ring. Choice surfaces are free of any abrasions. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Large Date attribution on the label.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
MS64 PCGS
37904924
F-107
Choice $3475 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 1857 1857
MS63 PCGS
3582461
F-110
Choice $585 New February 28! Choice Original, Gorgeous Obverse Ring Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An exceptional 1857 dime with pleasing obverse arc ring toning. An aquamarine-blue arc covers the right obverse from Liberty's head down through the date punch. Light rose covers the balance of the obverse. The reverse is mostly faint gold with a thin aquamarine arc that corresponds to the obverse toning. Under a bright light, both sides provide frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is hammered with no points of weakness. There are no blemishes whatsoever. A top quality 1857 dime that is conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. This offering is the 1857 F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com. A buyback at the 2020 Atlanta ANA coin show.
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
MS63
PCGS
36911459
F-101
Gem $825 New February 14! Beautiful PQ Gem, Very Early F-101 Die State, JUST BUY IT NOW!. This gorgeous 1857-O F-102 dime warrants an immediately JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as a premium quality gem. Old time coloring is incredibly attractive and accentuated by sharp reflective luster. Bright light inspection exposes wonderful center rose-gold and peripheral blues on the obverse while the reverse features burnt gold with a hint of blue on top of the rims. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has a single upper right leaf cluster that is not fully defined; typical for the date. After careful and thorough die variety attribution, I've concluded this offering is a very early F-101 die state without the reverse die crack through AMERIC(A). The sharp reflective luster is consistent with freshly polished dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
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 1858 1858
AU58 PCGS
29809469
F-110
Choice $235 New March 29! Lightly Mirrored Fields, Golden Patina, Heavy Reverse Die Polish Lines. Twin Lakes Collection. A choice 1858 F-110 offering that offers attractive peripheral toning along with lightly mirrored fields. The reverse is particularly intesting with long vertical die polish lines that are unavoidable during 10x loupe inspection. Strike weakness on the upper obverse is accurately illustrated within GFRC images. A pretty AU58 divestment from the Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1858O 1858-O
MS63 PCGS
22070078
F-101
Choice $2650 Scarce Date, Gorgeous Toning, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Sky Blue and Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Collection. The 1858-O dates has a modest mintage of 290,000 and is scarce in circulated grades and rare at the mint state level. PCGS population report in MS63 is only four examples certified. This spectacular 1858-O MS63 dime spent years in my Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set before being upgraded. Originally purchased in an NGC MS64 holder and downgraded into PCGS MS63 holder where it still resides today. Please carefully inspect the GFRC images and then use your imagination to visualize both sides having reflective cartwheel luster under the blue and rose toning. The color and luster combination is so compeling and attractive under a light source. Strike is a tad weak on the upper reverse which is well recognized for this date. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. An important numismatic property from the Denver Collection that belongs in an advanced Seated dime collection.
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 $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 1859 1859
AU55 PCGS
37400072
TOP #46
F-103
Choice HOLD
$240
New February 12! Popular Misplaced Date, Top 100 Varieties Set, Completely Struck, Deep Gray-Gold Toning, Indiana Collection. A fully struck example of the popular 1859 misplaced 9 in gown variety. The bottom loop of the extra 9 digit in the gown was evident in Kam Ahwash's Encyclopedia for 14 years until Gerry Fortin discovered its existence during 1991. A potential second digit in the upper shield between stripes 10 and 11 was later identified. Surfaces are covered with a metallic gray patina along with peripheral gold. A choice example with completely unabraded surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Regardless of being housed in a new holder, the vertical reverse line is holder plastic haze and definitely not on the coin. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Type 2 Obverse
PR64 PCGS
9892286
F-101
Choice $800 New April 1! 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 1865 1865
MS66 NGC
2599857006
F-101a
Gem $4500 F-101a, Scarce Civil War Date, Gem Original, Old Album Rose-Blue Ring Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Sharp Wire Rims, Fully Struck, Newtown Collection. Challenging 1865 F-101a offering with limited mintage of 10,000 business strikes. A gem original Civil War Philadelphia example with cobalt-blue and rose ring toning. This piece is fully struck with sharp wire rims on both sides. Under a light source, frosty cartwheel luster accentuates the rose center and peripheral blues. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Recently upgraded by the Newtown Collection and consigned to GFRC towards finding a new home in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1866 1866
MS63
PCGS Rattler
7271591
F-102b
Choice $3250 Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. The end of the Civil War had arrived but Philadelphia Seated dime mintages would not recover until 1868. Mintage for the date is a tiny 8,000 strikes. 1866 circulated survivors are rare with some availability in Mint State. With the move to CAC approved early type, GFRC is pleased to be offering this PCGS MS63 graded example. CAC approval for the date is only sixteen total with two at MS63. This example is a no question circulation strike with luster that is somewhere between frosty and reflective. The obverse fields do have some light chatter which is reflected in the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval. Another important GFRC offering for the Liberty Seated dime specialist.
Seated 10C 1868 1868
AU55
PCGS
36240349
F-108
Choice $695 Scarce Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Low population at PCGS and CAC. The divestment of my collection is helping supply the long standing demand for CAC approved examples in the marketplace. A crusty original example that was purchased from Brian Greer way back during 1993. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection and plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1868S 1868-S
AU Details raw
F-101
Cleaned $325 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. Ex Tenafly Collection. 1868 Seated dime San Francisco strikes are slowly securing the recognition deserved. 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 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 given this piece was produced 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.
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-101
$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
AU53 NGC
2363134005
F-102
Original HOLD
$375
New March 17! Early Die State, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Golden Coloring, Under Construction Collection. I'm always finding something new to learn when working with new Liberty Seated dime consignments. Case in point is this 1869-S offering from the Under Construction Collection.. This piece is housed in old NGC AU holder with standard ring insert. Surfaces are lightly mirrored and indicative of being struck with early die state dies. The legend lettering also has well defined squared edges. Bright light viewing exposes reflective golden luster which is atypical for the date. A cool offering for the passionate Liberty Seated dime die variety collector.
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
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 New March 22! 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 1872 1872
PR63 PCGS
84102977
TOP #58
F-109
R5
Choice $1350 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
MS63+
PCGS
37217062
F-112
Choice $450 Misplaced 8 Digit, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful 1872 F-112 variety example with thick frosty luster and bold strike! Purchased December 2005 to fuel the ongoing expansion of Liberty Seated dime die varieties as published at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. This is the 1872 F-112 plate coin with misplaced digit on the obverse. The top of an 8 digit bisects the lower right scroll end. Purchased raw as an MS63 with PCGS assigning MS63+ grade. This piece is offered in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. GFRC images illustrate the choice surfaces and eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
MS63 PCGS
37217063
F-104
Choice $395 Date Furthest Left, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A near-gem example of the F-104 1872 die pairing is offered from my reference collection. I hate seeing this attractive mint state example leaving the fold but the time has come. Purchased at the 1992 August ANA convention in raw condition and employed as the 1872 F-104 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. I've graded this one raw MS64 for years and a bit disappointed that PCGS could only certify as MS63. This is a wonderful piece with full strike and rich frosty luster plus active cartwheels. The F-104 die variety features a date punch that is the furthest left among all 1872 obverses. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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 1873 1873
With Arrows
MS61 ANACS
880888
F-102a
Choice $485 Proof-Like, Business Strike from Proof Dies, Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in ANACS old white holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS OGH
1445640
F-114
Choice $385 With Arrows Type, Steely Reflective Luster, Deep Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superior 1873 With Arrows dime with many positive attributors. Unabraded surfaces are covered with a fairly thick gun metal gray-blue patina. The underlying reflective luster is more pronouned on the reverse due to thinner patina. Bright light viewing is where the fun is. The reverse transitions to sky blue fields with bold cameo effect with the wreath devices. The obverse will display some embedded rose. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch of softness at the ribbon knot. Housed in PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989-1990) old green holder. The 1873 With Arrows F-114 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. This is a really solid offering worth considering for a type set.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
Polished Arrows
MS62 NGC
4189872002
TOP #62
F-106
Original HOLD
$17500
Polished Arrows, Finest of Four Known, Struck From Mirrored Dies, Original Surfaces, Details Holder, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Greer 102, Polished Arrows. The finest known with research strongly suggesting this piece was struck during a Philadelphia mint experiment to gang arrows and date digits on the same punch. The experiment failed and a few specimens escaped the mint after the die were poorly reworked. Please allow me to walk GFRC customers through this dime's history. Brian Greer listed a "No Arrows" variety in his Seated Dime Guidebook during 1992. Greer indicated that "The arrows have either been filled in the die or were weakly punched and show only very faintly." This variety was discovered by James Skwarek and is considered extremely rare, as only two examples are currently known (this is 1992). A close study of the plate coin, as purchased at the 2003 FUN show, suggests an alternate theory for the presence of faint arrows. First, the plate coin was produced from polished dies and is prooflike. This suggests that the plate coin is from an early striking from a new set of dies. The digits in the date appear to be punched at least twice. The first date punch, as seen under the base of all four digits in the date, is weak and suggests that the die in the area of the date and arrows was polished. The polishing is most evident on the top of the 7 and 4 digits in conjunction with the left and right arrows. It is unknown as to why the mint employee attempted to remove the date and arrows by die polishing. After the polishing of the date area, a second attempt is made to repunch the date digits only. Evidence of the second punching of the date is clearly visible at the base of each digit. Since few examples are known, the Philadelphia mint employees at the steam press may have rejected this obverse die upon discovering that the arrows were very faint or not present. All 1874 dimes were struck with arrows, as required by law. The question now becomes that of how many examples were struck from this obverse die and released into circulation. Brian Greer indicated at the 2003 FUN, upon seeing the above plate coin, that the James Skwarek piece was the only one seen and was in a lower circulated grade. Fast forward to 2016 and currently housed in NGC MS Details holder with large font label. This is the finest of four examples known. This dime is original and the highly polished die surfaces confuse the TPG graders. PCGS has graded it questionable color in the past. This piece was originally purchased in an old white ANACS AU58 holder but cracked out as clearly mint state.
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
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
21622189
F-102
Original $975 Middle F-102 Die State, Bold Strike, Frosty White Surfaces, Low AU58 Population, Twin Lakes Collection. 1874 San Francisco strikes were produced with two die pairs. F-101 is well known for its Small Micro S mintmark while F-102 features a Small Thin S. F-102 strikes are more available of the two die pairs and will be found with early through late die state strikes. The F-102 reverse die degrades quickly with late date states seen with poor definition of the main devices couple with wreath die cracks. This Twin Lakes Collection offering was struck by middle die state dies. The spider die cracks are forming but wreath devices are not too badly eroded at this point. Surfaces retain ample mint frost and generate strong cartwheels during bright light inspection. This is an untoned example that was dipped many years ago before being holdered. PCGS AU58 population is a scant eight pieces with few ever appearing at auction. Accurately grade and housed in PCGS Gen 4. 0 (1998-2002) holder.
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 $750 Excessively Rusted Obverse, Thick Gold and Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. 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
MS62 NGC Fatty
251189013
F-103
Gem $295 New March 13! Rusted Die, Undegraded, Rose-Gold, Teal Coloring, Superior Eye Appeal, Massachusetts Collection. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation! Even thought 1875 Philadelphia strikes are common within the Liberty Seated dime series, some surviving examples have exceptional eye appeal and are worth adding to an advanced collection. This F-103 rusted die obverse dime may be graded MS62 but has glowing luster and heavy obverse die rust throughout Liberty's gown and shield. This die rust also extends into the right field and into the reverse wreath. Clearly a gem and so conservatively graded without CAC attempt. Previously from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and now a Massachusetts Collection duplicate. Housed in brown label NGC Fatty holder and again, undegraded.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
AU50
PCGS
38294441
TOP #63
F-107
Choice $450 Misplaced Date, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Rose-Gold Patina, Popular Top 100 Variety Set Entry, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Have passionate 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
MS64 PCGS
25310564
F-110
Choice $1300 In Wreath, Cracked Obverse, Die Scatch Through Corn Ear, Thick Frosty Luster, Creamy Gold-Rose Patina, Newtown Collection. The 1875-CC F-110 die pairing features a shattered obverse die that is paired with a unique reverse die. The reverse is easily attributed by a light diagonal die scratch through the corn ear that cannot be missed as so obvious. This duplicate example, from the well known Newtown Collection, exhibits creamy frosty luster that is consistent with the F-110 web-book plate coin. Must have been struck from the same dies! Seriously, the dies are especially worn with heavy metal flow lines. This type of surface condition does not lend itself well to contrasting photography. But this is how 1875-CC In Wreath F-110 dimes will be found in the market place. A thick golden patina covers both sides but is a bit mottled. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
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
Below Wreath
MS62
PCGS
37217080
F-106
Choice $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
MS62 ANACS OWH
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
In Wreath
MS61 PCGS
37217072
F-105
Choice $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 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
38669512
F-101
Choice $900 New April 4! 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 $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
21549290
TOP #74
F-111
Choice $1100 Misplaced 76 Digits, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal Consistent with Higher Grade, Top 100 Varieties, Newtown Collection. 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
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
AU58 NGC
2037628013
F-120a
R5
Original $285 New March 23! 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
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
MS63
NGC
296868002
F-112
Choice $485 Very High Level Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe. The Type 1 Reverse F-112 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during November 1996 and sitting in a Maine bank box since that time. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1876S 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS62 PCGS
37567998
F-118
Choice $300 Type 1 Reverse, Brilliant Luster/Cartwheels, Hammered Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. One of the better 1876-S Seated dime in my reference collection; perfectly balanced between strike, luster and surfaces. There was disappointment when receiving this dime back from PCGS in an MS62 holder since listing it for years as an MS63 in the web-book. As background, the Type 1 Reverse F-118 die pairing will be found well struck but with a reverse die that is cracked and missing lower wreath and ribbon ends details. Die polishing is the likely suspect. This offering is the Reverse F-118 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Brilliant luster and swirling cartwheels are consistent on both sides. Strike is hammered with deeply impressed devices especially on the obverse; every hair curl and gown fold is in high relief. Surfaces are choice and unabraded. Purchased raw at the 2002 August ANA World's Fair of Money. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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 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 Fatty
125704001
F-108
Choice $1650 New April 1! 1877/6-CC, Bold Overdate, Fully Struck, Natural Gray Patina, Very Choice, NGC Gen 3.0 Fatty Holder!. 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 $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 1877S 1877-S
MS63
NGC
178085017
F-105
Choice HOLD
$525
Underrated in Mint State, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Deep Aquamarine Gold Coloring, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Liberty Seated Dime specialist have come to realize how challenging the 1877-S date is in Mint State. Regardless of a substantial mintage of 2,340,000 pieces, Mint State offerings are infrequently seen. As a collector, I can to realize this fact years ago and would purchase strictly original mint state example when located. This is the case with this lightly mirrored F-105 specimen that was purchased August 1998 at the ANA World's Fair of Money convention. CAC approval was secure several years ago. Surfaces and aquamarine-gold toning are similar to proof coins of that era. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
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 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 1878CC 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU55 PCGS
81137451
TOP #79
F-104
Choice $1325 Type 2 Reverse, Polished and Shattered Reverse, Frosty Luster, Light Gray Toning, Top 100 Varieties Opportunity, Murphys Collection. The 1878 Carson City F-104 die pairing, in its final die state, featured Obverse 2 paired with a left over and shattered reverse die from 1877. This 1877-CC Type 2 reverse die was previously paired with at least two obverse dies during 1877 production. During the 1877-CC F-110 pairing the reverse die is severely cracked. 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 2 F-110 plate coin, in my reference collection, and this 1878-CC F-104 shattered reverse coin side by side, I believe that the die was severely polished or lapped throughout its face to produce the remaining coinage order for 1878 calendar year. There is a reduction in details throughout this reverse die, 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. Similarly, the 1878-CC F-102 and F-103 reverse dies also exhibit similar weakness in the lower left wreath and left ribbon area. I suspect that all three Type2 reverse dies may have been left over from 1877 and were polished or lapped before being put into service for 1878 coinage. This newly offered example is important due to limited circulated and visual access to the remaining reverse devices. The heavy concentric reverse die crack is bold and visible during 10x loupe inspection. Surfaces are choice and original. Obverse luster is frosty while reverse luster is more reflective do to the reverse die polishing. There are no abrasions worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder without die variety attribution on the label. A wonderful Top 100 Varieties offering from the Murphys Collection to consider. The new owner should consider adding the F-104 and Top 100 designation to the label.
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 1880 1880
MS63 PCGS
2822302
F-102a
Choice $695 New March 16! 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 1881 1881
MS64 NGC
1934148008
F-101a
Choice $875 New March 17! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Lovely Frosty Luster, Near-Gem Original, Under Construction Collection. 1881 Philadelphia strikes amounted to only 24,000 pieces. This date is more difficult to locate than its 1879 and 1880 counterparts all grades. It is very scarce to rare in circulated grades with Greer/Fortin both agreeing that Mint State example are an R5 rarity. The Under Construction Collection is releasing a wicked nice near-gem that warrants consideration. This is a super frosty example with vibrant cartwheels. Both sides are toned a faint creamy gold with darker peripheral shades. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing. Overall, a well balanced frosty example of a challenging date in MInt State. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25505304
F-101
Gem $2395 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
MS65 NGC
3715135001
Gem $500 New February 10! Pastel Shades, Gem Eye Candy, Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Upstate New York Collection. A wicked pretty 1883 Liberty Seated dime as we say in Downeast Maine. Unquestionably a gem with pastel coloring on both sides. Orange, gray, aquamarine shades decorate the obverse while the reverse offers a fiery rose center with orange surrounding the outer wreath devices. Frosty luster is immediately evident during bright light inspection and stronger on the reverse. Surfaces are completely unabraded. Struck from the F-102 die pairing with partial lower loop on the 3 digit and repunching at the upper loop. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. This offering is so typical of the eye candy pieces in the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS63 PCGS
30694463
F-114
Choice $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
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
MS65
PCGS
21338416
F-104
Gem $985 Goregous Gem, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Aegean-Blue and Rose Patina, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A gorgeous gem with rich satiny cartwheel luster and substantial eye appeal. Coloring is heavy Aegean-blue surrounding inner rose on the obverse and mostly light rose on the reverse with a thin peripheral Aegean-blue ring. Strike is near complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. This is typical for the With Legend design hub and fully strike heads are very scarce and prized. Housed in Gen 4.1 PCGS holder with CAC approval. Purchased at November 2003 NYC Heritage Auction for the all in price of $1035. This offering is the 1884 F-104 plate coin at the online die variety guide entitled The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1884 1884
MS63
PCGS
3453809
F-110
R2
Gem $365 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. 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
PR66CAM
PCGS
50071039
F-101
Gem $1750 Superb Cameo Proof, Deep Brilliant Mirrors, Peripheral Faint Gold, Attractively Priced, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A thoroughly pleasing 1885 proof strike offering with brilliant mirrors and PCGS Cameo certification. Mirrored fields surround frosty main devices leading to the visual cameo effect. Reflective luster is crisp and stunning. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder along with CAC approval. This 1885 proof dime is the F-101 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Variety Collectors. Purchased at the FUN 2004 Heritage Signature Sale - Lot 5653. CAC approval was added years later. A important divestment opportunity that is worthy of serious consideration.
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 $840 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. 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 OGH
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 PCGS
02622065
F-101
Choice $245 New March 14! Superb Mint Bloom, Faint Pastel Rose, Blue Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, Massachusetts Collection . Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Someone should immediately buy this ownerful 1886 dime with its superb mint bloom. A fully struck F-101 specimen with faint pastel rose and blues that are amplified by GFRC photography. Reverse features die cracks in the wreath. Last sold by GFRC during February 2016 and now back to the market. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 holder without a CAC attempt.
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
21644249
Gem $895 Gem Eye Candy, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Center Aquamarine, Peripheral Gold, Newtown Collection. A marvelous piece of multi-color eye candy to dress up any Liberty Seated dime collector. Bright light viewing is an absolutely pleasure given the rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Center aquamarine is well framed by peripheral gold. Struck from an unlisted die pair. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. The holder is quite old with some plastic haze on the lower reverse that is impacting the vewing of the device details. Eventually, this dime should be reholdered to allow complete access to its beauty.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670
Gem $625 New March 23! 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 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
MS61 NGC
3832832043
F-118
Original $195 Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Thin Mottled Rose Patina, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lovely 1887 San Francisco strike with reflective cartwheel luster and mottled rose patina. Strike is also complete. Probably better than the assigned MS61 and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection and the F-118 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
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
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
50029230
F-111
Choice New Price
$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
MS66
PCGS
25688726
F-116
Gem $1150 New March 23! 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
MS64 NGC
301289001
F-111
Choice $485 F-111, Misplaced 8 Digit in Base, Near Gem Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Steely Fields, Gorgeous Blue, Rose and Gold Patina, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful 1888 Philadelphia strike with brilliant reflective cartwheel luster coupled with classic old album blue, rose and gold patina. Surfaces are entirely blemish free on this near gem original example. The F-111 obverse 11 exhibits a misplaced lower loop of an 8 digit in the base immediately to the right of the pendant. This extra 8 digit is located mid way between the final two 8 digits in the date. The lower loop of the 8 digit is well defined and be easily diagnosed with some practice. Reverse die is cracked primarily between the rim and wreath devices. This offering is also the F-111 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Recently pull from the Fortin bank box and has not seen a CAC submission.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS62 NGC
653828007
F-102
Choice $220 F-102, Choice Original Surfaces, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Rose Patina, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A perfectly original 1888 F-102 strike with choice surfaces at the assigned MS62 grade level. Frosty rose cartwheel luster is vibrant on both sides. Under a light source, the rose coloring shifts to gold. Fully struck and conservatively graded. Purchased May 1998 and the F-102 web-book 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 and definitely worth a submission. Another offering from the Gerry Fortin reference collection that needs a special home.
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 1888S 1888-S
MS63 PCGS
37568003
F-103
Choice $650 Double Die Reverse, Proof Like Fields, Rich Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Hammered Strike. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Wow! This lovely 1888-S dime was purchased way back in April 1992 from the Stack's William Moore Salle -Lot 705. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder without CAC attempt. This offering is special due to proof like fields on both sides. Strike is hammered with all devices boldly defined. An intermixed aquamarine-gold patina covers both sides with the aquamarine being dominant. Then there is the double die reverse die variety that adds more charm. The F-103 reverse is a doubled die with the doubling being significant above the letters (ONE). Traces of die doubling can be found on the outer wreath elements on the left side of the die. Kam Ahwash commented in his Encyclopedia that "The entire reverse is doubled strongly". This statement should be re-examined as the doubling is primarily seen above the letters of the denomination. The Ahwash plate coin is also in my collection and its die state matches this plate coin exactly. Utilized as the 1888-S F-103 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
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
PCGS
15023182
F-116
Gem $935 Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Perpherial Toning, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Ex. Osprey Collection. A spectular 1889 Seated dime with glowing frosty luster. Surface toning is limited to golden and rose shades mostly concentrated near the rims. Strike is typical for With Legend dimes during the 1882 through 1891 era. There is weakness at Liberty's head and on the upper left wheat grains as is frequently seen. Eye appeal is high due to brilliant frosty luster that dominates during in hand and bright light viewing. This lovely dime is housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and is conservatively graded. In summary, luster, surfaces, color and grading fully warrant CAC approval on this Newtown Collection offering.
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 1889 1889
Double Die Reverse
AU53 PCGS
85100437
TOP #89
F-106
Choice $160 Double Die Reverse #3, Crusty OriginaL, Choice Surfaces, Even Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A perfectly natural example of the Double Die Reverse #3 variety with choice surfaces and crusty original patina. In The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors, there are five different double die reverse identified. The F-106 reverse is probably the most dramatically doubled of all with huge hubbing separation between the outer left wreath devices and at upper left of (O)NE. The CherryPickers guide is vague on 1889 Double Die Reverse listing as the illustration does not match the description and I'm unable to tell which of the multiple double die reverses are being referenced. The offered dime is an excellent examples of the F-106 reverse and is freshly graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for a new home in a serious Seated dime die variety collection.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
AU58
NGC
3086443003
TOP #89
F-102
Choice $365 New March 23! 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
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
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
AU58 PCGS
34426252
F-120
Original $120 White Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Copper Harbor Collection. Why should you buy this near-choice 1890 F-120 dime? For several reasons! Thick white frosty luster sparkles under a bright light and is fun viewing. Strike is essentially complete with the diagnostic reverse die cracks. Rub is to a minimum. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A quality duplicate offering from the Copper Harbor Collection.
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
11217703
F-117
Gem $1250 Fantastic Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Pretty Copper-Gold Shades, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A fantastic 1890 San Francisco survivor that will be most difficult to upgrade. Strike is hammered with high relief obverse devices and on the right reverse. The F-117 reverse can be easily diagnosed by a high Medium S mintmark that tilts right. There is a punch defect in the lower loop of the mintmark. The left wreath elements are weaker than on the right. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant and appealing. Both sides are covered with transparent copper -gold patina. Purchased during July 2007 at a Summer FUN show auction. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval. This offering is the 1890-S F-117 plate coin at the online die variety guide entitled The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
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
MS63
NGC
599335010
F-106
Choice $685 Fiery Frosty Luster, Superior Eye Appeal at Grade, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superior Mint State 1890-S dime at the assigned gray level. Brilliant luster becomes fiery under a light source due to the rose obverse toning. Reverse toning is even more spectacular with rose center that is pleasantly framed by deep peripheral blues. The piece serves as the 1890-S F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Following is a portion of the web-book F-106 die variety discussion, "Ahwash lists the F-106 obverse and reverse die pair as a Medium S over Small S variety in his encyclopedia. His macro photograph of the Medium S over Small S mintmark does not match the Medium S mintmark position found on the reverse of the plate coin. It has been suggested by certain Seated Dime specialists that the macro photograph of the Medium S over Small S mintmark is actually that of the 1891-S Medium S over Small S mintmark. As a result, I do not agree with attempts to reference Ahwash 3 as a Medium over Small S mintmark variety." Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
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
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
MS64
PCGS
12272821
F-136
Choice $425 Unlisted Date Position, Satiny Cartwheels, Aquamarine with Peripheral Rose-Gold, Typical Strike, Newtown Collection. A beautifully toned 1891 dime in shades of aquamarine, olive, and rose-gold. This piece was sold into the Newtown Collection during April 2015 and resided there until being recently upgraded. This lovely piece is now back on the market. A close inspection revealed an unlisted date position that will be added to the web-book as F-136. The Denticle Ruler measurement is a unique DR -1B0 for the 1891 date. Strike is weak and typical of many 1891 struck dies. Surfaces are choice and entirely unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
Double Die Obverse
MS63 PCGS
38778755
TOP #95
F-109
R5
Choice $1450 New March 4! Rare Double Die Obverse, Condition Census, Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Top 100 Varieties Set, Indiana Collection. Relisted due to initial client having financial emergency. 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
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 1891 1891
AU50 raw
F-115
Original $275 Retained Cud at 11:00, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Coloring, Strictly Original, Latest Die State Example Seen. The latest die state seen for the 1891 F-115 die pairing. The reverse retained cud at 11:00 is complete and indicates that the die is fully shattered with missing die steel. Original surfaces are toned a natural gun metal gray-blue. Residual frosty luster is apparent during bright light viewing. Added to The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors as updated plate coin effective January 15, 2020. This piece surfaced at the 2020 FUN show.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS64
PCGS OGH
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
MS62 NGC
4189140010
F-124a
Choice $425 Massive Reverse Die Crack, Choice Original Surfaces, Gray-Gold with Ebony Speckled Toning, Completely Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Purchased way back during 2003 ANA show due to a massive reverse die crack that has shelf metal characteristics. I've never seen a later die state of the F-124a die variety. Another 1891-O strictly original die variety piece that is difficult to part with. Graded during 2014 by NGC as MS62 and worthy of mint state designation. Surfaces are covered with gray-gold patina along with ebony specks that are concentrated at the peripheries. No blemishes whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. New images taken and placed in the web-book. An opportunity to own one of the plate coins from the 2004 "The Definitive resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors" that set a new online standard for die variety research and reporting.
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 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
MS62 PCGS
27820544
F-118
Choice $235 New March 17! 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
AU58 PCGS
30447961
F-101a
Original $150 Lapped Reverse Die, Medium S, Frosty Cartwheels, Near-Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1891-S F-101a die variety results when the Medium S reverse die is heavily polished or lapped soon after starting production. The lapped die presents weak device details throughout the devices die but especially on the left side of the wreath including a missing wheat stalk leaf at 9:00. Most examples seen from this die rare are the later F-101a die state. The offered example has been in the Fortin reference collection for several decades and was graded during 2014. A no question AU58 with brilliant frost luster. Surfaces are choice regardless of being struck by heavily eroded dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014) Dupont hologram holder.