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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 116 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 9, 2022

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1837 1837
No Stars, Large Date
MS62 NGC
6058204002
F-101
Choice $1400 Large Date, Speckled Copper-Gold, Soft Steely Luster, Choice Surfaces. 1837 brought the first year of Christian Gobrecht's Liberty Seated design to the half dime and dime denominations. For dimes, a single large date die pair was used for proof and circulation strike. Business strike will be found with a consistent 23 degree clockwise rotation. GFRC has just purchased this accurately graded F-101 die state example with steely fields and speckled copper-gold toning on the obverse plus center aquamarine shades on the reverse. A pleasing example with unblemished surfaces. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
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.. 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
MS66
NGC
2041752002
F-113
Gem $5650 Reverse Die Flaw, Second Pairing, Gem Original, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection returns to the GFRC price list with a silky high grade 1838 Large Stars dime for consideration. This richly original example features blended steel-gray and champagne-pink patina on both sides. Strike is hammered with high relief stars regardless of the dies being significant eroded. Silky luster manages to radiate through a fairly thick patina. Surfaces are entirely unabraded and smooth and. The F-113 attribution points (reverse die flaw and die erosion below date) are easily seen. A well preserved candidate to represent the short lived No Drapery design in a high grade Mint State type set. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
AU55 PCGS
30391255
F-105
Choice $400 No Drapery, Reverse Die Flaw, Bold Strike, Worn Dies, West Coast Collection. The 1838 Philadelphia is replete with die varieties including the F-105 pairing with bold center reverse die flaw. Attributing the variety is straightforward including the boldly repunched star 9. The West Coast Collection has releases this choice example with colorful eye appeal. Heavily frosted surfaces provide delightful viewing under a light source. Strike is essentially completed other than the center horizontal lines on the obverse shield; an ongoing striking issue. Obverse coloring is mostly orange-gray while the reverse brings intermixed maroon and blues. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
AU Details PCGS
39340772
F-105a
Market Acceptable $630 New July 17! Rare Variety, Market Acceptable, Indiana Collection.. Consignor Pricing Reduction. This rare variety represents an early state of the celebrated pie-shaped shattered obverse (F-105b and F-105c). Star 8 and the 3 in the date are repunched, the date is high and level, and the gown reveals circular lines imparted by the reducing lathe. While housed in a Genuine holder, this example is fully detailed with only high point wear. More importantly, the diagnostics are sharp and do not require the imagination that sometimes accompanies attribution of low-grade examples. Surfaces are bright silver with maroon and russet highlights at the rims, more heavily on the reverse. A great companion piece to the popular “Pie,” this example will draw significant interest from Liberty Seated dime die variety specialists. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS65 NGC
2037607024
F-104b
Gem $2750 Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Old 2x2 Paper Toning, Ex. "Col" E.H.R Green Collection, now Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The obverse of this terminal die state 1839 F-104b die has three lengthy die cracks, the heaviest between star 2 and the 3 and migrating across the shield and through the date. This intricately struck, unabraded, and satiny gem original survivor has deep old 2x2 paper envelope toning with mahogany-brown, steel-gray, and forest-green coloration. Housed in 2013 generation NGC holder with edge view insert and special Eric P. Newman pedigree label. This is a particular difficult coin to photograph. Potential buyers may wish to visit CoinFacts and the November 2013 Heritage auction listing and accompanying images.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS62 NGC
5742516011
F-106c
Choice $725 Cracked Obverse, Rotated Reverse Left 18 Degrees, Gorgeous Toning, Frosted Luster, Upstate New York Collection. Price Reduction - Serious eye appeal arrives with this 1839 F-106c Liberty Seated dime offering. Frosted luster highlights peripheral aquamarine-gold that surrounds obverse center rose. Strike is complete but not sharp as the F-106c die pairing features a well worn and cracked die pair. Reverse die misalignment is 18 degrees left. The progressive obverse die crack at 12:00 from rim through Liberty's head down to neckline becomes stronger and more visible during the F-106c die state. Another significant die crack starts at the rim to the right of star 10 and joins stars 11 through 13. The reverse exhibits multiple cracks to the rim. This new offering brings a highly detailed late die state variety with beautiful toning. How can you pass up the combination? Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
AU58 PCGS
38359130
F-106
Choice $800 Early Die State Cobweb Shattered Reverse, Steely Luster, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Massachusetts Collection. Have you ever thought of building an 1839 F-106 reverse die progression? This is possible as the F-106 Cobweb Shattered reverse was used continually into a termination die state. Finding an F-106 without reverse die cracks will prove to many time more challenging than the popular later die states. This Massachusetts Collection duplicate was struck during the earlier pottion of the reverse die life with light die cracks. This example comes with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I'm lovin' the brilliant steely fields and resulting luster. The reverse bright light performance is stunning. Bluish-gray toning covers the obverse with embedded gold that extends to the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
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 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
357194005
F-108
Choice $10000 Rare Mint State Grade, Glowing Satiny Luster, Golden Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A special GFRC offering as Mint State 1840-O Liberty Seated dimes infrequently come to market. This F-108 web-book plate coin (The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors) is absolutely choice with glowing satiny luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is a light golden-gray with elevated gold shades at the peripheries. Struck from an eroded die pair and carefully preserved for close to two centuries. CAC has approved six at the MS62 grade, the last "affordable" level as the date's premium quickly expands in higher Mint State grades. The F-108 obverse comes fairly well struck, but will exhibit die erosion around the stars. The reverse is also well struck with a nicely centered Small O mintmark. On the offered example, the reverse die exhibits erosion and die cracks from the rim to AM(ERIC)A. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
AU58
NGC
451481005
F-101
R6
Choice $5000 Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. The New Orleans Mint first struck Liberty Seated dimes during 1838 without stars followed by stars being added to the No Drapery hub during 1839 and 1840. The 1840 strikes have proven to be very challenging in AU or higher grades due to extensive circulation in the deep south. Those specimens that are graded AU58 and Mint State infrequently appear on the market. This F-101 specimen is a truly important release from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection since being struck by early die state dies with a Large O reverse. Most F-101 survivors were struck with lapped dies that significantly reduced the relief of major devices. Those are designated as the F-101a die state. This F-101 example is one of the few seen during my research career therefore an R6 rarity rating is justified. Soft frosted luster and light gold patina are the primary visual attributes along with strict originality that was rewarded with a CAC green bean. Purchased July 2008 during a Bowers & Merena Baltimore sale. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
AU50 PCGS
30630411
F-108
Choice $1400 Small O, Eroded Dies, Satiny Luster, Orange-Gray Patina, Newtown Collection. Both obverse and reverse dies are eroded with radial metal flows lines in the denticles. The reverse area surrounding AM(ERIC)A is heavily eroded with multiple die crack through the legend lettering. This example features a orange-gray "skin "with more uniform orange-rose on the reverse. Strike is complete. A few ancient micro-ticks are seen in the fields and fully toned. 1840 New Orleans strikes continue to be very scarce in AU and rare in Mint State. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder. Previously from the Birmingham Collection and sold in the Newtown Collection. Now back on the market after a five year hiatus.
Seated 10C 1841 1841
AU58 NGC
570841002
F-103
Original HOLD
$550
Repunched 184, Colorful Old Album Toning, Fully Struck, Challenging Grade. . The 1841 F-103 repunched 184 obverse is easily identified by bold repunching below the 184 digits. Well defined die scratches between the rim and Stars 12 and 13 are secondary diagnostic points for the obverse die. Those die lines will subside with die wear. GFRC has repurchased the former Cleveland Collection specimen with full strike and classic old album circular toning. The reverse is magnificent with center orange-rose surrounded by peripheral blues. Obverse fields have a few stray lines of no consequence. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with standard ring insert. Prior sale price can be validated in the GFRC Sales Archive.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
AU50 PCGS
14994193
F-108
Original HOLD
$315
Natural Gray Coloration, Peripheral Aquamarine-Gold, Near-Choice, Dallas Collection. A pleasing 1841-O Seated dime offering with natural gray patina along with attractive peripheral aquamarine-gold on the reverse. Strike is fully impressed with complete head details, deep star center points, and veins on the reverse wreath leaves. The F-108 die variety is easily attributed by a bold reverse die crack through AM(E)RICA. Stronger luster would enable a Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1842 1842
MS63 ANACS
2632470
F-103a
Original $725 Obverse Rim Cud, Rainbow Toning, Challenging Variety, Top 100 Variety, Copper Harbor Collection. A lovely Mint State obverse cud 1842 F-103a dime is being released by the Copper Harbor Collection. The F-103a variety features are large rim cud adjacent to stars 3 through 5. This example resides in old white ANACS holder with intermixed rainbow toning throughout obverse and reverse. A no question Mint State example that offers glowing luster plus golden and blue shades. One must inspect this piece in hand to appreciate as the toning patterns are difficult to describe. A well struck dime with deeply impressed obverse devices and just a touch of weakness on the upper left reverse leaves. There are no blemishes whatsoever.
Seated 10C 1842 1842
AU50 ANACS
1372907
F-104
R4
Choice $285 New June 26! Better Variety, Open 84 Digits, Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. All 1842 Seated dime obverse dies will be found with a bold date punch except F-104. The obverse and reverse die pairing features shallow devices that could have resulted from aggressive die lapping. I've only seen several examples across the years with this offering being the first located and acting as the web-book plate coins since 2004. The reverse die crack through AMERICA is nice and bold under 10x. Dark crusty gray patina with embedded lighter silhouettes around the motifs. Surfaces are unabraded too. Housed in ANACS old white holder.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
Medium O
AU50
PCGS
3298678
TOP #23
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
AU50 PCGS
13515669
F-101
Original $975 Granular Frosted Luster, Faint Gold patina, Near-Choice, Mountaineer Collection. A pleasing 1842-O F-101 Seated dime with an above average strike for the variety. Let's take a step back. 1842 New Orleans striking quality was highly variable along with frequent die polishing. The F-101 die pairing is the best opportunity for collectors to locate a full or near complete strike on an 1842-O dime. This Mountaineer Collection example has well defined star points and a complete head. Only the lower left reverse bow knot appears weak. Surfaces have a granular texture that leads to frosted luster. Light gold toning is more prevalent on the obverse. Totally original and needing a home in a strong Liberty Seated dime collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1843 1843
MS61 NGC
3413567002
F-104
Choice $535 Repunched 8, Deep Gray Coloring, Peripheral Ebony Shades, Choice Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1843 F-104 obverse can be attributed by a bold date punch that nearly touches the base. The date punch is positioned at DR -2C and on well struck examples, faint repunching can be seen at the lower left base of the 8 digit. The repunching at the base of the 8 digit can be seen on this fully struck Mint State example but will take careful inspection. Gray patina is the dominant coloring with darker shades at the obverse periphery and embedded center rose on the reverse. The choice original 1843 F-104 dime was employed as the plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collection commonly known as the web-book. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Purchased at a Heritage Auction March 2013 and offered at that purchase price.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
MS65 NGC
449087001
Gem $2350 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Bold Strike, Peripheral Gold, Accurately Graded. 1845 brought a substantial increase in Liberty Seated dime production after the anemic 72,500 pieces struck in 1844. Six obverse and seven reverse dies have been documented for a production of 1,755,000 minted. The F-105 and F-105a web-book listings documents a die pairing that is available. The infrequently seen F-105a die state captures crossing reverse die cracks at STAT(E)S as is the case with this lovely gem survivor. Brilliant frosted luster is consistent on both sides along with peripheral gold. Strike is well executed for the date with only a touch of weakness on the lower right stars. Die scratches can be seen to the left of the base of the pole with 10x as the strike is powerfully detailed. Accurately grade and housed in new large font NGC holder. Hand selected by the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
MS61 NGC
3887987007
F-104a
Original $415 Late Die State, Aquamarine Coloration, Near-Choice. A late die F-104 example with lapped obverse die that removed date repunching. The resulting F-104a die state can be attributed by a reverse die crack through S(T)ATES. The offered example is from my reference collection and the F104 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Near choice surfaces are covered with light aquamarine shades that expose golden hues under a light source. Strike is completely executed. The darker vertical streak in the right obverse field is a toning line with some verdigris present at the date. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1845O 1845-O
AU50 PCGS
90062686
F-101a
R4
Original $3650 Original, Very Scarce Grade Level, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Hammered Strike, Underrated.. GFRC has the pleasure of handling this important 1845 New Orleans dime graded PCGS AU50 for a third time. This example has an exceptional strike with bold head and hair curls, star centrils and lower body definition on the obverse while the reverse offers full wreath leaves. Secondly, this piece has natural gun metal gray patina that is uniform and just a tad deeper on the reverse. The coloring is very consistent in hand and under bright light. GFRC images are accurate for one of the finer examples to come to market. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with D.L.Hansen pedigree label. Previously sold during June 2017 and December 2019 at the $4150 level. GFRC has been able to repurchase this example at an attractive price and passing the savings to the next owner.
Seated 10C 1849 1849
MS65 NGC
3019023001
Gem $3650 New July 27! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose Patina, Hammered Strike, One of the Finest Extant. Massachusetts Collection. The Massachusetts Collection is releasing a magnificent 1849 dime that is a rarity in Gem Mint State. Purchased from Tom Bender via GFRC and now returning to the price list. This NGC graded MS65 specimen offers vibrant cartwheel luster generated by thick frosty surfaces. Strike is fully hammered with high relief obverse and reverse devices. A light rose skin covers the obverse while the reverse toning is more peripheral. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder. Definitely a prize for the passionate Liberty Seated dime collector.
Seated 10C 1849 1849
AU58 PCGS
40802650
F-102
Gem HOLD
$500
New June 24! Gem Original, Scarce Grade, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Eye Appeal, Former Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Former Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and a wonderful Liberty Seated dimes with gorgeous eye appeal. Fields are lightly mirrored resulting in reflective luster that amplifies the multi-color toning. Freshly graded and housed in new PCGS Gen 6.1 holder after being cracked out of an MS61 ANACS old white holder. PCGS population becomes thin in AU58 and downright rare in Mint State. Not much more needs to said other than JUST BUY IT NOW. This dime is also important as the F-102 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors or commonly known as the web-book.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
Small O
AU Details raw
F-104b
Cleaned $385 Small O, F-104b, Old Clean, Bright Surfaces, Peripheral Obverse Gold, Massachusetts Collection. A well struck 1849-O F-104b example with bold obverse and reverse devices. Easily grading AU+ but both sides have been lightly cleaned with some faint hairlines in the obverse fields. Peripheral gold toning on the obverse is pleasing. Overall, an attractive piece due to the bold strike and original looking luster. Just not technically gradeable. From the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 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 1851O 1851-O
AU53 PCGS
21526436
F-101
Original $2350 Rare Grade, Frosty Luster, Polished Die State, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1851-O Liberty Seated dime date has finally been recognized for its rarity in AU grades or better. CoinFacts auctions records for this date are barren consistent with the lack of availability. GFRC is pleased to be offering an AU53 example that was purchased during 2004 and is finally being released from the confines of a bank box. This is a late die example struck from a heavily polished obverse die. Surfaces are brilliant frosty with corresponding luster. Strike is complete though much of the center motif details have been effaced. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1851O 1851-O
AU53
PCGS
30405561
F-101
Choice HOLD
$2500
New July 3! Choice Original, Dallas Collection.. Splashes of coffee patina are evident on both sides, with silver color remaining in the background. This piece is somewhat marky, once again reinforcing the point that CAC tends to be more concerned with originality than unabraded surfaces. The strike is typical, with softness in the head and bow. F-101, with a high date and large mintmark, the only die pair for this issue. The CAC population is minimal, with 15 pieces across all grades and four coins finer. While a few obverse lines are readily apparent, the salient point is the scarcity of this issue when one considers strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1852 1852
MS63 PCGS
40802651
F-103
Choice $650 Crusty Natural Patina, Hammered Strike, Impressive Eye Appeal, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Strike is a critical factor when collecting early type. The beauty of Christian Gobrecht's engraving artistry can be seen with this heavily detailed 1852 F-103 dime. Surfaces are uniformly frosted with obverse luster being subdued by a crusty golden-brown-aquamarine skin. The F-103 die variety can be attributed by the 1 digit nearly touching the base. This lovely example is employed as the F-103 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors, or commonly known as the web-book. Freshly graded and housed in new PCGS Gen 6.1 holder.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS66 PCGS
21012267
F-119
Gem $3650 With Arrows Type, Rim Cud 6:00 - 7:00, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Hammered Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A marvelous 1853 With Arrows dime that has been part of the Fortin core Liberty Seated Dime collection since July 2007. This piece held a special spot in the core collection due to eye appeal and a cool obverse rim cud from 6:00 - 7:00. Surfaces are heavily frosted along with a hammered strike. The resulting luster is intense with dancing cartwheels. Not immediately obvious from the GFRC images is a subtle light gold patina that validates the strict originality. This offering has been and will continue to be the F-119 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with a few plastic haze spots seen on Liberty's left facing arm and within the center gown folds.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS65+
NGC
6058664012
Gem $2375 Hubbed Arrows & Date, Thick Frosty Luster, Amazing Originality, CAC Approval. A strikingly original 1853 Liberty Seated dime strike with a Hubbed Arrows and Date obverse die. 1853 dimes struck with a fully hubbed die can be easily recognized with practice. The date and arrow positions are fixed along with the working die hubbing strength being consistent throughout the die. This is the case for the latest Osprey Collection offering. Note how the date and arrow device were lightly transferred along with the other motifs. This is an amazingly well preserved example with old time silver gray patina and granular frosted luster that is brilliant with angled lighting. 100% struck with cool wire-like rims. Perfect for type or inclusion into an advanced date and mintmark set. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
No Arrows
MS65 NGC
356398002
TOP #34
F-101a
Gem $2850 New July 17! Gem Original, Top 100 Varieties, Indiana Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. Frosty silver surfaces reveal hints of maroon and russet at the rims of this No Arrows dime. F-101a, with a high, level date and strong obverse die clashing. Indeed, the mirror image of ONE is readily apparent across the figure of Liberty. The effect is visually noteworthy, and this variety is justifiably placed on the Top-100 Seated Dimes variety list. Nicely struck, with near complete head detail and pinpoint star centers. The F-102a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference and formerly from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. The NGC population is 16 pieces in MS65 with 19 coins finer. Housed in a rare NGC Gen 6 (1996) holder.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS62
PCGS
35969546
F-112
Choice $495 New July 2! With Arrows, Rose-Gray, Mottled Reverse, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Massachusetts Collection. The second of two Massachusetts Collection offerings is this attractive 1853 Arrows dime struck by the F-112 die pairing. This is a cool variety with heavy die scratches surrounding Liberty. Luster is frosty brilliant while the toning is mostly center obverse rose with peripheral green-gold and a reverse with two mottled points with deeper gray toning. These images will be moved as an update to the F-112 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Varieties Collectors online reference. Again, a cool coin at a fair price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1853O 1853-O
With Arrows
AU58
PCGS
33328437
F-105
Choice $2600 New July 3! Choice Original, Dallas Collection.. Vivid blue patina fills the fields of this CAC-approved piece, with maroon highlights present in the stars and legend. F-105, with slight weakness in the date and a die crack above (STA)TES. The strike is similarly soft in the head and bow. Reverse clashing is prominent at (DI)ME. The CAC population across all grades is 23 pieces, with four examples finer. Competition will be active for this branch Mint condition rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
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 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 1857O 1857-O
MS64
NGC
6060516008
F-103
Choice $950 Near-Gem Original.. 1857 brought a broad based American economic crisis including railroad failures and bankrupt land speculation programs. While the panic of 1857 took place, Seated dimes were struck in Philadelphia and New Orleans. New Orleans pieces come better struck but are scarcer with full gems being rare. How attractive is this near-gem? Let's start with a complete strike that is certain to please. Angled lighting exposes a uniform golden patina covering frosted surfaces. Cartwheels are vibrant and consistent with the grade. This piece comes highly recommended with a strong bid being warranted. Housed in new large font NGC holder and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1857O 1857-O
MS62 NGC
678748004
F-103
Original $485 Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1857-O F-103 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Type 2 Obverse
MS65 PCGS
29561164
Choice $1250 New July 3! Near-Gem Original, Dallas Collection.. Multi-hued rim toning reveals concentric rings of evergreen and russet patina that surround frosty centers on both sides. Die polish lines are evident, as struck, and a few horizontal hairlines are present in the right obverse field. The head is fully formed, while the upper left portion of the reverse is softly impressed. Type II obverse, with three sets of verticals above shield ribbon. The overall eye appeal is strong, and the colorful rim toning delivers the “look” preferred by many collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1861S 1861-S
AU55 NGC
1982508003
Original $2450 New July 27! Rare Date and Grade, Light Golden-Gray Patina, Clashed Dies, Well Struck, Massachusetts Collection. I cannot under state the rarity of 1861 San Francisco strikes in AU58 of better as few will appear to market in a decade's time. By now, collectors should recognize that early San Francisco small denomination silver coinage entirely entered commercial and remained there for years. Of the 172,500 strikes, PCGS has also certified ten in all Mint State grades with high four figure to five figure premiums. The Massachusetts Collection is releasing this AU58 example that is strictly original. Surfaces are toned a light golden-gray with underlying fields that are between steely and frosted. Luster is a tad muted though the strike is close to complete. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1863S 1863-S
AU50 PCGS
29754681
F-101
Original HOLD
$1350
New August 3! Challenging Civil War San Francisco Sate, Near-Choice, Lakeland Collection. Higher grade San Francisco Civil War survivors are a constant challenge and don't last long in the GFRC price list. This 1863-S example was promptly purchased upon being posted in the Daily Blog. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
AU55 PCGS
27418060
F-101
Original $1250 Strictly Original, Gray Patina, Minimal Wear, Massachusetts Collection Duplicate. 15% Price Reduction! A later die state 1864 San Francisco strike with even gray toning and light rub on the lower leg and the reverse wheat stalks. Strike is adequate with all obverse devices well rendered except for typical weakness in hair details. A review of CoinFacts indicates only one 1864-S dime sold in AU50-AU55 grades since records are available. The lone example graded PCGS AU55 sold 11-2012 for $1410. A few examples are recorded in AU58 in the 2008 timeframe. This is an opportunity for an astute Liberty Seated dime set builder to acquire a difficult S mint date with bold devices at a competitive price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. A recent duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection after purchasing the 1864-S duplicate from the Gerry Fortin core date and mintmark set collection.
Seated 10C 1866 1866
PF65CAM NGC
1561078001
F-102
Gem $1350 New July 3! Gem Original. Icy frost is in abundance on the central figures, and the “black and white” cameo effect is easily achieved by flipping the coin under a light. A close inspection with a glass reveals exceptionally smooth surfaces, and the few ticks are not easily located. F-102, with an upward sloping date, one of two die pairs used for proofs of this year. Note, the haze and lines are on the holder – a good reminder why GFRC, unlike many dealers, transports coins to and from shows in individual plastic bags. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Seated 10C 1867S 1867-S
AU50 PCGS
39489448
F-102
Original $1500 Scarce Date & Grade, Olive-Rose Patina, Near Choice Original, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1867 brought the final year of low mintage Liberty Seated dimes at the western frontier San Francisco Mint. A total of 140,000 pieces were struck for local commerce. Few survivors are known in AU or better grades. Current PCGS population in all AU grades is a scant 18 pieces with some being resubmissions. GFRC is pleased to be offering an AU50 example from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Surfaces are near-choice and covered with an olive-rose patina that is consistent on both sides. Struck with later die state dies as die erosion and die clashing are seen under 10c loupe. Strike is typical for the date with some weakness at the head and upper left reverse wreath. Bright inspection reveals some residual steely luster under the toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. If attempting to build a Seated dime date/mintmark set, this piece would fit in nicely due to originality.
Seated 10C 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 1871 1871
PF64+
NGC
3415886004
F-101
Gem $1450 Repunched Date, Intense Watery Mirrors, Gem Original, Top 100, Mountaineer Collection. I'm really loving this superb 1871 F-101 repunched date proof dime and believe that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. This gem presents intense watery mirrors and lots of bright light viewing pleasure. Deep green-rose in-hand coloring shifts to aquamarine-gold once the fields become reflective. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. Wire rims are bold and high. This proof die variety struggles to achieve higher certified grades due to the unique die finish. As is typical for the variety, there is pushed arcing metal at Liberty's head and at (O)F. I've yet to determine the cause of that arcing metal that is also unique to this die pair. A Top 100 listed variety and a fitting inclusion into an advanced set. Housed in new large font NGC holder with "18/18 TOP-100 F-101" attribution on label. CAC approval too!
Seated 10C 1871S 1871-S
AU58 NGC
1216597002
Original HOLD
$1150
New July 27! Challenging San Francisco Issue, Repunched Date, Steely Fields, Gray-Gold Patina, Massachusetts Collection. The 1871 San Francisco date is challenging in any grade and more so in AU due to a mintage of only 320,000 for the western frontier era. PCGS population at grade is a scant three pieces. This example is richly toned with deep golden gray and background blues. Strike is near complete and above average. Surfaces are blemish free with steely fields and the resulting reflective luster. The F-101 variety results from an obverse die that has bold repunching above the flag of the 1 digit and top of 8 digit in the date. Another released from the Massachusetts Collection that is housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
PF65+
NGC
4251078013
F-109
Gem $2250 Misplaced 2 Digit in Base, Top 100 Die Varieties, Mirrored Fields, Bold Strike, Condition Census, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection returns with a sharply mirrored 1872 F-109 proof die with misplaced 2 digit. The lower loop of the 2 digit is bold with 10x. Regardless of the thick rose-gray toning. the fields still emit ample amounts of reflectance. Strike is complete with light reverse die striations. A condition census example and potentially one of the finest known. An unquestionable gem that will enhance an advanced Top 100 Varieties set. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Ex. Dr. James G.K. McClure pedigree on label.
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 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU Details PCGS
42616026
TOP #60
F-103
Cleaned $3500 Double Die Obverse, Superb Visual Doubling, Glossy Reflective Luster, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Unfortunately, much of the early Liberty Seated coinage was improperly handled during circulation or by unskilled collectors. Strictly original CAC approved coins are seeing ever increasing premiums as so few have survived fully choice. This 1873 F-103 Double Die Obverse dime presents one of the best strikes and complete viewing of the extensive die doubling within the obverse shield. The doubling is bold and frankly exciting even to this seasoned expert. However, the surfaces provide glossy reflective luster which is a sign of an old cleaning followed by retoning. There are no hairlines or other mechanical evidence of the cleaning which is a positive factor. The PCGS AU Details certification is accurate with wear consistent to the AU55 grade level. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
MS64 PCGS
21325086
F-112
Choice $1750 New June 23! With Arrows Type, Creamy Frosted Luster, Newtown Collection. The Newtown Collection is back with a high grade Mint State duplicate that also doubles as an attractive With Arrows type piece. This 1874 F-112 dime offers creamy frosted luster that is uniform on both sides. Coloration is mostly light gold. Struck from aging dies including reverse spider cracks. A choice offering to consider. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder.
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 1875 1875
MS66+
PCGS
39683359
F-109
Gem $1200 Gorgeous Pastel Shades, Dual Satiny/Steely Luster, Unquestionable Gem. . Handling premium Liberty Seated coinage is certain a joy including this superb gem 1875 F-109 dime. Pastel colors include center rose surrounded by greens which then lead to yellow gold at the rims. A lustrous example with satiny obverse textures due to eroded dies. Steely is best to described reverse luster. The F-109 die variety features a repunched 1 digit and rusted/eroded obverse die. A captivating example with the all important (+) grade and CAC approval that leads to inclusion in an advanced collection. CAC population is 18 at MS66 with 8 finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS65
NGC
3171337005
F-106
Gem $750 Misplaced 5 In Base, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Gem Original, Mountaineer Collection. What a surprise to find an 1875 F-106 Misplaced 5 in Base dime in the Mountaineer Collection consignment. This is a challenging variety to locate as careful attention is necessary to isolate the misplaced ball and loop of the 5 digit from the background shapes in the base. My trained eye immediately the ball of the errant 5 digit. Beyond the rare die variety, this is a gem original example with brilliant frosted luster and dazzling cartwheels. Toning is mostly light copper-gold with embedded aquamarine shades. Surfaces are well preserved with a reverse die clash mark. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS65
PCGS
18084393
F-103
Gem $675 Excessively Rusted Obverse, Gem Original, Newtown Collection. The 1875 F-103 die pairing is easily attributed by an excessively rusted obverse die. This PCGS MS65 example presents gem surfaces including frosted cartwheel luster. 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 an excessively rusted obverse die while the darker reverse toning provides limited contrast between fields and motifs. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS 2015 Ge 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS64 PCGS
38778751
F-106
Choice $625 Rare Misplaced 5 in Base Variety, Reflective Luster, Near-Gem. As a collector assembling the later published The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors, I searched for over a decade for the 1875 F-106 misplaced 5 in the base specimen. The Greer plate coin was the only example known to me. Since operating GFRC, I've seen a few others including an MS65 specimen. I remain thrilled to be handling this lovely MS64 example for a second time. A fully struck specimen with lightly mirrored fields and a semi-transparent layer of faint gray-rose patina. The misplaced 5 digit is well defined in the base. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation at the asking price. Treat yourself and add this special offering to a collection! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS63 PCGS
14018375
F-121
Choice $250 Chin Whiskers, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Crusty Gray/Gold/Ebony Patina, Copper Harbor Collection. Yet another Copper Harbor duplicate offering for collectors who enjoy crusty original silver coins. This 1875 dime is fully struck with a die scratch from the chin to left facing shoulder. Frosty luster still peaks through the crusty gray gold patina while the reverse is covered with thick ebony gray along with intermixed golden hues. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type 2 Reverse
MS65+
PCGS
40950025
F-101a
Gem $975 Type 2 Reverse, Shattered Reverse Die, Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Osprey Collection. Price Reduction - A gem late die state example of the infrequently 1876 Type 2 reverse hub. The F-101 die pairing saw considerable time in the striking presses leading to cracked dies. The obverse develops a die crack through the bottom of date digits with additional die crack proceeding up through Liberty's foot and exits into the rim below AMERIC(A). The Type 2 reverse is shattered with an internal cud forming on the lower right portion of the corn ear. This new GFRC offering is the finest example seen for the late die state. While in this late die state, strikes continue to be bold with excellent head details. Frosty luster and swirling cartwheels dominate during bright light inspection. Surfaces are unabraded as expected for an MS65+ CAC gem. Coloring is accurately illustrated by images. Housed in PCGS Gen 6. 1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
38669512
F-101
Choice $900 Heavily Rusted Obverse, Near-Gem Original, Lightly Toned. A spectacular example of the 1876-CC F-101 die pairing with excessively rusted obverse and cracked reverse. With it's hammered strike, this near-gem specimen displays all obverse diagnostics including every minute rust pit, center die bulging, and rim cuds throughout the extreme periphery. Reverse die cracks are immediately evident under a 10x loupe. Faint speckled rose-gold coloring is seen at the obverse legend and date. A wonderful offering for the die variety specialist. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and add to The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors as the new F-101 web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS62 PCGS
21620019
F-116
Original $595 Lightly Rusted Die, Doubled Die Reverse, Rich Frosty Luster, Near Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1876-CC F-116 die pairing presents yet another set of Carson City dies that are lightly rusted. This variety is straightforward to attribute by the die rust and boldly doubled I in DIME. The centennial Liberty Seated dime offers rich frosty luster and a hammered strike. Surfaces are steely gray and perfectly original. The F-116 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2005) holder. No CAC attempt. From the Gerry Fortin Referene Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS62 PCGS
21549290
TOP #74
F-111
Choice $1000 Misplaced 76 Digits, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal Consistent with Higher Grade, Top 100 Varieties, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - Ex. Central California Collection. Misplaced 76 Digits in Gown die variety that is always popular with collectors. This lovely example offers satiny cartwheel luster that is consistent with a higher grade level. Obverse is covered with thin rose, aquamarine and blue patina while the reverse is mostly aquamarine and rose. Why the MS62 assigned grade? There are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field that were grade limiting against 1990s grading standards but allowed today up to the MS64 grade level. This dime is conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder that dates back to the late 1990s. While residing in the Central California and Newtown Collections, this piece was never submitted to CAC and will heading for a review during the next GFRC submission. A choice duplicate from the Newtown Collection that will be pleasing to the new owner. Also an important die variety within the Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 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
MS64 PCGS
13006413
F-115
Choice $650 Underrated in Mint State, Copper-Gold Patina, Frosted Luster, Dallas Collection. Where are all the Mint State 1876-S dimes given a mintage of over 10,000,000? Yes, this date is underrated with only 24 pieces certified at the offered grade. The issue circulated heavily along with poor strikes. The Dallas Collection is releasing a copper-gold toned example with granular frosted luster. Cartwheel action is vibrant, especially on the lighter toned reverse. Doubling on the center reverse is the primary attribution point for F-115 along with date placement. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1877 1877
PF64Cameo
NGC
3122691003
Gem $1450 Remarkable Cameo Preservation, Sharp Mirrors, Colorful Toning, Low CAC Population. Top end mint state and proof strikes are difficult to located for the 1877 Philadelphia date. Business strikes have a common date status but just try to find gems. This 1877 proof strike is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as one of the finer pieces recently handled among many. How I enjoy the watery obverse fields and reflections. Obverse toning is boldly colorful with center rose surrounded by blues. At the right lighting angle, some gold also appears at the rims with more prevalence on the reverse. A 10x review finds a few faint lines that are enhanced by the mirrors. I guarantee that the buyer will be thrilled upon arrival. CAC population is 7 at grade with 6 finer for Cameo designation. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS66+
PCGS
42140031
F-110
Gem $4250 Superb Gem, Frosted Luster, Fully Struck, Golden-Gray Patina, Shattered Reverse. As a dealer, I see a host of Seated coins with many being subjected to past poor treatments. On occasion, a superb gem with perfectly original surfaces appears. So was the case at Summer FUN 2021 and the purchase of this 1877-CC Type2 F-110 dime. Steely fields and natural reflective luster are initial highlights during bright light inspection. Toning is a combination of silver-gray with peripheral gold plus aquamarine on the obverse. Strike is hammered when considering the die pairing and shattered reverse. What appeals to me the most is the thick natural patina that is semi-transparent to the underlying luster. Trust me on this piece, it is a exceptional example for the grade, else I would not have added to GFRC inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
21700877
F-107
Choice $1425 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 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
03027254
F-109
Choice $1450 Near-Gem, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Partially mirrored fields with active reflectivity reveal varied shades of blue-green, russet, and ebony, with the deepest colors at the rims. This is a nicely struck example with delineated hair strands and well-defined wreath elements. CAC has certified 126 in all grades, with 49 coins higher. While not particularly scarce as a date, most high grade survivors tend to be dipped out white pieces, and this richly toned example stands out from the crowd. F-109, with repunching in the 7s in the date. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS63
NGC
2037628015
F-110
Choice $750 Goregoues Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Massachusetts Collection. From the November 2013 Eric P Newman Collection Sale comes this gorgeous 1878 Seated dime. Iridescent apple-green toning dominates the obverse despite a splash of lilac-red at the center. The reverse is mostly chestnut-gray with aquamarine at the periphery. Bright lighlt inspection exposes underlying frosted luster. A slightly better date in an amazing preservation state. Housed in original EPN brown label NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. This piece can be found in the GFRC Sales Archive (June 2015 for $795).
Seated 10C 1878 1878
MS63
PCGS
85100427
F-107
Gem $485 Type 2 Reverse Hub, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A gem original 1878 Type 2 reverse example previous from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and prior Tenafly Collection sale. A truly premium original specimen with crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has typical With Legend design weakness at the upper wheat grains. Under a bright light, the thick gun metal gray patina offers blue coloring at the rims. Locating Seated dimes with this freshness, in today's current market, requires that old time collections be divested. This is the case for this noteworthy dime release from the Dallas Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
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
MS61 ANACS OWH
549075
F-103
Choice $1975 Scarce Die Pairing, Rare in Mint State, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Massachusetts Collection. Ex, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. All three 1878-CC Type 2 reverse dies were heavily polished or lapped. Most Mint State survivors will be the F-101 Type 1 reverse die pairing or F-104 with heavily polished and cracked reverse. A review of the GFRC Sales Archive confirms that nearly all high grade 1878-CC dimes sold have been F-101 or F-104. This is the only certified F-103 to be offered at GFRC, let along in MInt State . A no question uncirculated example with uniform crusty gray patina covering both sides. Strike is hammered with every delicate device detail fully impressed. Housed in old ANACS white holder with front label barcode. This piece is 1878-CC Type 2 Reverse F-103 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. An important offering for the Liberty Seated dime die variety specialist.
Seated 10C 1880 1880
PR64CAM PCGS
43108497
F-101
Choice $750 New July 3! Choice Original.. Deep russet patches highlight blast white surfaces, while the frosty device contrast is consistent with the Cameo designation. The strike is needle-sharp, which one should always expect when purchasing a Proof example. While the Philadelphia Mint quality control was good, it was by no means perfect, and exceptions exist. F-101, with a defect in the lower loop of the second 8. There are two proof dies for this year, as sometimes occurs in the Liberty Seated dime series. To our knowledge, a comprehensive set of Seated dime proof varieties has never appeared at auction – here is a challenge! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
AU58 NGC
3832832031
F-110
Original $135 New August 9! F-110 Web-Book Plate Coin, Well Preserved, Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Complete description is forthcoming. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS65 NGC
3887987021
F-118
Gem $550 Steely Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Hints of Gold, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . The outgoing flow of Seated dime research pieces continues from the Fortin Collection towards ongoing upgrading of the core collection. This lovely 1883 dime exhibits granular frosted luster and swirling cartwheels. Angled lighting exposes steely fields and partial reflectance. A faint gold patina attests to the originality. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has the usual weakness at the upper left wheat grains. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The F-118 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Collectors online reference.
Seated 10C 1884 1884
MS65 NGC
3887987023
F-107
Gem $550 Granular Frosted Luster, Intense Cartwheels, Peripheral Gold, Shattered Reverse, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . Thick granular frosted luster radiates from this 1884 F-107 Seated dime. "Intense" best describes the cartwheel action as incredible vibrant and pleasing. Surfaces are mostly untoned other than some peripheral gold seen mostly on the obverse. Another research piece that must be sold to fund upgrading the core collection. The reverse die is shattered with cobweb die cracks encircling the wreath. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Collectors online reference.
Seated 10C 1884 1884
MS64 NGC
259790007
F-102
Choice HOLD
$465
Superb Eye Appeal, Thick Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded. Superb eye appeal is at hand concerning this Massachusetts Collection duplicate. Bright light inspection promptly exposes thick satiny obverse luster while the reverse is closer to frosted texture. Exquisite toning is a combination or orange, rose-maroon, and purples as eye candy. Struck by well worn and clashed dies. In particular, the obverse is covered with metal flow lines that result in the satiny luster. A few obverse micro field ticks are noted for completeness. Accurately graded and worthy of inclusion in a finer collection. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1884 1884
MS64 PCGS
10081852
F-102
Gem $485 Gem Luster and Eye Appeal, Partial Mirrors, CAC Approval Potential, Sooner Collection. A gem 1884 Philadelphia struck Liberty Seated dime with superb reflective luster, mint frost through the primary devices that results in substantial eye appeal. Partially mirror fields generate intense luster and swirling cartwheels. This new Sooner Collection offering is mostly untoned though a thin arc of peripheral copper-gold toning validates the unquestionable originality. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing. obverse strike suffers from typical head weakness as is common for the issue. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1884 1884
AU58 NGC
3887987022
F-106
Choice $135 New August 9! Choice Original, F-106 Web-Book Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Complete description is forthcoming. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
PR64CAM PCGS
37809656
F-101
Choice $750 New July 3! Choice Original.. Blue-green patina fills the fields of this Cameo example, with a few similar shades hiding in the gown and wreath. The frosted figure of Liberty easily stands out from the surrounding smooth fields. F-101, with a slight downward slope in the date, and die lines in the top wheat stalks. PCGS has certified 111 Cameo examples in all grades combined. A check of the population reports indicates that PCGS is somewhat pickier about the Cameo designation, with 29% of all proof examples so designated at PCGS, while NGC comes in at 35%. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
MS65 PCGS
21542895
F-107
Gem $750 Gem Original, Bold Frosty Luster, Eye Appeal, Massachusetts Collection.. What a pleasing With Legend Liberty Seated dime! Motifs and fields are heavily frosted along with exhibiting a transparent faint gold patina. Strike is exceptional with complete head details and all reverse wreath elements being crisp. How I love fully struck With Legend dimes as many will be seen with partial heads and missing details in the upper left wheat grains. Dies are so lightly clashed. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2003) holder.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
MS65
PCGS
25025400
F-104
Gem $725 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Gem Original, Newtown Collection. A gem F-104 Misplaced Date in Denticles die variety example. 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. Strike is essentially complete with hammered reverse devices but 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 PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
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 $950 Repunched 86 Digits, Gem Original.. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Repunching of the 86 digits is well defined and easily seen in the images. One of the finest F-105 examples known. Surfaces offer bold frosted luster with sparkling cartwheel effects. A transparent golden skin covers both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. CAC approval rewards originality, bold luster and overall eye appeal. An important opportunity since Include in the Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS65 PCGS
25268924
F-117
Gem $650 New August 4! Brilliant Satiny Luster, Vibrant Carthweels, Rose-Aquamarine Toning, Unquestionable Gem, Lakeland Collection. A fantastic 1886 F-117 offering that is consistent with the web-book plate coin. Why this piece has no CAC green bean is a mystery as it should! Die erosion produces "orange peel" surfaces resulting in brilliant satiny luster along with serious cartwheel action. Strike is 95% complete regardless of the die condition. Coloration is rose-aquamarine that melts under a bright light to expose lighter surfaces. Fully unabraded and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS63 NGC
3812275002
F-112
Choice $250 Granular Frosted Luster, Copper-Gold Toning, Choice Surfaces, Mountaineer Collection. An 1886 date placement variety listed as F-112. Granular textured fields yield frosted luster during bright light inspection. Copper-gold toning is present on both sides with stronger obverse shades. Those who hate abrasions will enjoy the pristine surfaces. Strike is typical for the date with the usual top of head and ribbon box knot weakness. Overall a well balanced and eye appeal coin for the grade. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS62 NGC
1705898014
Choice $195 Sharp Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Choice for Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An unlisted 1886 Seated dime from the Fortin Collection that needs a new home. This is a frosty piece with swirling cartwheels. Speckled peripheral gold surrounds mostly untoned centers. Some reverse die cracks could lead to further research. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS61 NGC
3887987035
F-114
Choice $225 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Eye of Higher Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Not one of the Fortin web-book plate coins but still a thoroughly pleasing example of the F-114 die pairing. Surfaces are heavily frosted leading to robust luster and vibrant cartwheels. Overall eye appeal is that of a higher grade though a mark in the obverse right field most likely accounts for the certified grade. Attractively priced. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
AU58 NGC
3832832039
F-116
Choice $135 New August 9! Choice Original, F-116 Web-Book Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Complete description is forthcoming. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
PR66 PCGS
25303192
F-101
Gem $975 New July 3! Gem Original.. Rich color is the hallmark of this late-date proof example, with nearly the entire spectrum represented at one point or another. The obverse exhibits deep maroon, russet, lemon, and aqua shades, while the reverse is more deeply toned with purple, blue, and burgundy patina. The strike is soft in several areas, including the head, AM(ERICA), and the ribbon. F-101, with the date punched high and sloping slightly downward, one of two proof dies for this year. PCGS has certified only three pieces finer, two at PR67 and a single piece at PR67+. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
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
PF65 NGC
1609507010
F-101
Gem $1050 Watery Mirrors, Golden Peripheral Toning, Cameo Appearance, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This is a lovely 1887 proof strike that has been the web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors since 2004. Purchased for its brilliant reflective luster and watery mirrors. Surfaces are toned a faint gold with darker shades at the periphery. Fully struck with the diagnostic die scratch through rightmost shield and lower gown folds. Housed in NGC Gen 7.0 (1997-2000) holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
MS66 NGC
1845467002
Gem HOLD
$850
New July 20! Gorgeous Blue-Gold Toning, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, Fully Struck Too!. Don't let the old NGC holder discourage a purchase of this gorgeous 1887 dime as this silver piece has knockout eye appeal. Bright light viewing is where the fun is with aquamarine-blue centers surrounded by gold on the obverse and rose on the reverse. But that is not all. The strike top end for the date, by far, as many 1887 dated dimes will suffer weak heads and upper left wreath wheat grains. I like this piece so much that it belongs on the JUST BUY IT NOW price list. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
MS65 PCGS
82136514
F-113
Gem $475 Briliant Frosted Luster, Dazzling Cartwheels, Gem Original, Terrible GFRC Images, Mountaineer Collection. There are certain consigned coins that arrive to the office and present a daunting photography challenge. This 1887 dime from the Mountaineer Collection is one of those cases, so please trust the description. Here goes... This gem Seated dime exhibits sharp brilliance with frosty surfaces. Cartwheel action is spectacular. The obverse is mostly untoned while the reverse has a light rose patina that is transparent to the underlying luster. This is a premium dime that deserves carefully consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
MS63 NGC
3739118002
F-113
Choice $235 Attractive Golden Shades, Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels. A nicely preserved 1887 Philadelphia struck dime with pleasing golden shades and frosted luster. Luster is consistent on both sides with vibrant cartwheels during bright light inspection. Partial wire rims are noted along with "dirt" surrounding the date and lower wreath devices. Unquestionably original and pleasing. A solid F-113 example with die clashing. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
MS62 NGC
4141554002
Choice $210 Aquamarine-Rose Patina, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Near-Gem. An unlisted 1887 Seated dime with superior eye appeal at the certified grade. If you passion is beautifully toned sliver coinage and vivid bright light eye appeal, this dime is for you!. Angled lighting exposes bright luster with frosted textures. Intermixed aquamarine-rose toning baths each side with the rose component stronger on the reverse. Completely struck with die cracks on both sides as future diagnostic points. Yes, this is a common date but in uncommon condition. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
MS65
PCGS
30769115
Gem $1175 Challenging Grade, Speckled Olive-Gold, Brilliant Luster. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. Regardless of the recorded 4,454,450 mintage, the 1887-S Seated dime date is very challenging at the gem Mint State level. Whenever a premium gem appears on the market, I will take notice for potential upgrade of my own collection. The Washington State Collection has just released a superb PCGS MS65 CAC example that will delight the most selective collectors among us. Both sides are nicely frosted with brilliant luster and swirling cartwheels. Speckled gold covers the obverse while the reverse sports pastel shades of center rose surrounded by peripheral blues and aquamarine. The bright light viewing experience is a joy. Now let's talk about variety attribution. My suspicious are that of an early die state F-107 without reverse die cracks. 1887-S F-107 is one of the entries in the Top 100 Varieties set. However, without a high grade F-107 in-hand for validation, I'm just not prepared to make that call and add to the web-book. This is a gem offering that needs more research. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
MS64
PCGS
5790890
F-114
Gem $700 Doubled UNITED, Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Flashy luster and swirling cartwheels are difficult to miss when first inspecting this Gem quality rated 1887-S Seated dime. Not only is the eye appeal exceptional, but the F-114 doubling at UNITED add another dimension as a reason for bidding. Purchased during July 2003 as part of the die variety research effort that resulted in the publishing of The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference during 2004. A complete strike further enhances the eye appeal. My favorite 1887-S dime other than the piece in the core Seated dime set. The winning bidder may need to stretch but will be pleased. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
MS63 PCGS
21444164
F-117
R4
Choice $450 Repunched Mintmark, Granular Frosted Luster, Light Pewter-Gold, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An important release of the 1887-S F-117 die pairing with obviously repunched mintmark. Surfaces are pristine and entirely unabraded along with a hammered strike. Light pewter-gold coloration is consistent on both sides. The F-117 reverse die exhibits a medium S mintmark that is right and high, the only 1887-S reverse die that presents a mintmark positioned right. The mintmark is repunched with a doubled lower serif and additional rotational repunching to the right of the upper serif. Purchased during August 2004 and employed as the F-117 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Varieties Collections online reference at www.seateddimevarieties.com. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
MS62 NGC
3887987037
F-116
Choice $225 Hammered Strike, Rose-Gray Toning, Steely Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Fully choice with bold hammered strike and rose-gray toning. Reverse toning is a tad lighter and exposes more of the underlying steely luster. Traces of a misplaced top loop of an 8 digit appears to be present between the scroll and the immediate gown fold to the right of the shield. This artifact could be a die scratch but the shape does match the top loop of an 8 digit. Well preserved and the F-116 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. This piece is finally returning to the market place after over two decades in a bank box. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. No CAC attempt has been made given the offering price point.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU53 PCGS
30433251
F-108a
Original $95 Polished Reverse Die, Gun Metal Blue-Gray Toning, West Coast Collection. A uniformly toned 1887-S F-108a example from the West Coast Collection. Both sides are covered a thick gen metal blue-gray patina. The reverse exhibits weak left wreath devices along with a die crack through the left most maple leaf. Fully struck regardless of the polished reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS64 NGC
301289001
Choice $495 Misplaced 8 Digit in Base, Near Gem, Reflective Steely Luster, Gorgeous Blue-Rose and Gold Patina, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful 1888 Philadelphia strike with reflective steely 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 online reference. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Previously sold and back on the GFRC pricelist without CAC submission.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS62 PCGS
34426251
F-118
Original $225 Swirling Cartwheels, Frosty Luster, Freshly Graded, Near-Choice, Copper Harbor Collection. 1888 Liberty Seated dimes are frequently seen with downward sloping date, some with repunched 8s. This new Copper Harbor offering is typical of the date and variety. Frosty surfaces produce swirling cartwheels during bright light viewing. Eye appeal is of a higher grade though a few ticks on Liberty's torso are consistent wit the assigned grade. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
AU50 raw
F-107
Original $65 Original Crusty Gray, Blemish Free Surfaces, Conservative Grading. A strictly original 1888 Philadelphia strike with uniform crusty gray surfaces. Strike weakness is the rule for many later date Philadelphia dimes as seen on this example. Conservative grading based on wear alone.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
PF65CAM PCGS
50089230
F-101
Gem $1500 Gem Proof Cameo, Low Population, Sharp Mirrors, Light Gold Toning, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superior gem proof cameo 1889 that was purchased during October 2003 at the Stack's 68th Anniversary/Rothchild Sale (Lot 1185). Bright reflective mirrors will tantilize during your first viewing experience. A light gold patina is more obvious at the peripheries. Strike is fully executed. GFRC images accurately capture this coin's beauty including the cameo devices. PCGS population for 1889 PCGS Proof 65 Cameo is a tiny eight pieces with three finer at PR66CAM level. Few auction records are availble for setting an asking price. Utlized as the F-101 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Another long term resident of my bank box that I hate to sell. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
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
MS64
NGC
3102384011
F-120
Gem $475 Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine/Rose Patel Toning, Conservative Grading.. A gem original 1889 Philadelphia struck dime that is so deserving of CAC approval. Glowing cartwheel luster couple with pretty pastel colors dominate the eye appeal. Obverse strike is nicely executed while the reverse die is weak and cracked resulting in some shallow relief to the reverse strike. This piece is essentially blemish free and atttractive with GFRC images unable to capture and illustrate the overall beauty. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
AU58 NGC
3887987038
F-101
Original $275 Medium S, Original Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, City By The Bay Collection. 1889 San Francisco strikes become scarce in higher AU grades. PCGS population report indicates eight graded at the AU55 level and another nine at AU58 with few CoinFacts auction records. The date is definitely not "common" and will sell above those levels. Offered is one of the duplicate F-101 Medium S examples from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are original and emit frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is well executed with only the upper left wheat grains lacking full definition. Housed in newer NGC holder. A new "duplicate" release from the City By The Bay Collection.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS66
PCGS
25380590
Gem $1050 Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Newtown Collection. A gorgeous mix of russet, aqua, and electric blue shades cover both sides of this gem Seated dime. The date and legend are strongly impressed while the reverse wreath is sharply detailed - even the kernels of corn exhibit clear separation. Swirling, frosty luster booms from both sides, and the effect is mesmerizing. This is a coin you will enjoying viewing for a long time. CAC has certified seven pieces finer, all in MS67. Note, the reverse blemish is on the holder. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS62 NGC
693698017
F-111
Original HOLD
$195
New June 24! Shattered Reverse, Golden-Gray Patina, Soft Satiny Luster, Former Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. This 1890 dime was employed as the F-111 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Struck from worn dies and having a cool shattered reverse. The heavy die metal flow was imparted to the fields resulting in soft satiny luster on both sides. Coloring is a golden-gray with a darker peripheral ring. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS62 PCGS
34624007
F-103a
Original $195 New June 25! Steely Frosted Luster, Peripheral Copper-Gold, Decent Eye Appeal. A pleasing 1890 F-103a dime struck from dies previously employed for proof strikes. As a result, field are steely with adequate reflectance for the certified grade. Peripheral copper-gold nicely framed the lighter centers. Strike is typical of the issue. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. Please note that holder has plastic haze on the upper obverse.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS65 NGC
139702009
F-108a
Gem $2150 Small S, Late F-108a Die State, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Web-Book Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . The 1890-S F-108 Small S obverse die can rarely be found in a later die state with crossing die cracks through the date digits. One die crack starts at the top oval of the 8 digits and proceeds left through top of 1 digit, into the base and the rock where it terminates. A second die crack starts at the rim below the base of 1 digit and proceeds right through the lower loop of 8 digit, the top loop of 9 digit and into the base. The F-108a die state was discovered during 2014. Up until that time, this die state had not been seen on the limited number of F-108 Small S examples reviewed; most were found in lower circulated grades. The F-108a die state is considered to be very rare and is rated as R7. Since 2014, no other examples have been reported. This offering is the important discovery piece and the 1890-S F-108a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors aka the web-book. Gem surfaces exhibits large amounts of brilliant frosty luster and shimmering cartwheels. In hand inspection of this rare gem is recommended to appreciate the beauty not captured on GFRC images. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS64 PCGS
30035618
F-114
Choice $1050 (a)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
PCGS
21789577
F-116
Choice $800 Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Brilliant frosted luster radiates from this fully choice 1890-S F-116 Seated dime when placed adjacent to angled lighting. GFRC images are woefully inadequate in capturing the intense luster and swirling cartwheel action. Strike is complete with bold motifs on both sides. A few obverse ticks are consistent with the technical grade though eye appeal is of a near-gem. Copper-gold shades are nicely framed by a thin blue arc at the peripheries. The F-116 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Worthy of spirited bidding for its superior eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS61 NGC
4041934006
F-106
Original $225 New June 25! Medium S, Brilliant Luster, Steely Fields, Faint Gold. 1890 San Francisco strikes are found with Medium and Small S mintmarks. The Small S is much rarer and is found at both the Mint State and circulated grades. The same is true for this Large S offering. Surfaces are faintly toned a transparent gold with reflective luster from steely fields. Strike is typical for the F-106 die pairing as I've seen my share over the years. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
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 1891 1891
MS66 PCGS
3481301
F-129
Gem $895 Gem Original, Flowing Satiny Luster, Mottled Steel-Violet Reverse, Gerry Fortin Core Date/Mintmark Set Duplicate. An outstanding final year Legend obverse Liberty Seated dimes purchased at the April 2004 CSNS HA sale for $1040. Since that purchase, this satiny original dime has been housed in my core date and mintmark set. MS66 Seated dimes have seen price reductions since 2004 with this duplicate being priced accordingly. Satiny surfaces offer golden peripheral toning on the obverse and mottled steel-violet hues across the entirety of the reverse. Completely fresh to market and seeking a new home in an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) with blue label and barcode on the reverse.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
MS65 PCGS
39135764
F-120
Gem $600 New August 8! Pastel Coloration, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, No CAC Attempt. Located in the GFRC new purchases box is this lovely 1891 F-120 dime which was struck from eroded and cracked dies. Rainbow pastel toning graces both side with light gold being the baseline color. Brilliant satiny luster is exposed under a bright light along with vibrant cartwheels. Strike is fully executed on this unquestionable gem. I've been so busy with coin biz and homestead projects that this piece was not sent to CAC after being purchased two months ago. The time has come to take this fairly graded specimen to the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
MS65 PCGS
33437990
Gem $500 New June 23! Final Year of Issue, Granular Frosted Luster, Light Orange-Gray. An unlisted 1891 Liberty Seated dime with lovely granular frosted luster. Light orange and gray shades "float" on top of the natural mint bloom as testament to the strict originality. Strike is nearly complete with a touch of weakness at the head and on the reverse bow knot. Let's remember that this is a With Legend design with shallow relief and a propensity for weak strikes. Attractively price for a near-term sale. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
AU58 raw
F-115
Market Acceptable $195 Retained Cud at 11:00, Frosty Luster, Faint Reverse Hairlines, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A Liberty Seated Dime web-book 1891 F-115 plate coin with a reverse cud at 11:00. Surfaces retain brilliant frosty luster on both sides. The reverse is lightly hairlined when carefully viewed under 10x loupe along with bright light inspection. The reverse cud is fully formed and delineated with shelf metal on all three sides. As usual, GFRC is meticulous with accurate descriptions of its raw coin offerings. Yet another Seated cud dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
Doubled Die Obverse
AU55 PCGS
40802657
F-109
Choice $525 Doubled Die Obverse, Frosty Luster, Golden Patina, Heavy Die Clashing, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1891 Double Die Obverse die pairing is an elusive entry in the Top 100 Seated Dime Varieties set. Few examples have been seen during my years of hunting down this variety. This new offering is the last of the two examples that I have been able to locate during several decades of searching. A typical example with heavily frosted surfaces and brilliant luster. Nearly fully struck with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Die doubling is seen throughout the shield and at AMERI(C)A. All F-109 examples are typically clashed with heavy die clash lines behind the primary Liberty devices and within the wreath on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder "F-109 Doubled Die Obv" attribution on the label.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS65 PCGS
06863725
Gem $1000 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Vibrant cartwheels flow from the frosty luster, revealing steel and light gold patina on both sides. CAC has approved 40 coins in all grades with seven pieces finer. The 1891-O dime is rich in varieties, with 32 die marriages reported to date, and this example appears to be unlisted, though a number of reverse die cracks are noted. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Note, a few scuffs on both sides of the holder are evident in the images.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
MS64 PCGS
21941656
F-120
R5
Gem $585 Newly Discovered Small S Die Pairing, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Heavily Eroded Obverse Die, Newtown Collection. What do you know! I'm not surprised to have identified yet another die pairing for the 1891-S Liberty Seated dime date. The Fortin number is F-120 and will be added to the web-book as part of the sale. The new pairing results from an existing set of dies previously used in other die marriages. The obverse die is a heavily eroded F-105a obverse paired with the F-111 Small S reverse. The contrast between the worn out obverse and reasonably preserved reverse is dramatic. I'm going with a Gem quality rating due to brilliant luster and dancing cartwheels. Satiny luster dominates the obverse while the reverse is frosty. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder. A cool duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
MS61 NGC
4189140014
F-109
Choice $225 Copper-Gold Coloring, Frosted Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A pretty 1891-S Liberty Seated dime with copper-gold coloring that is backlit by sharp frosted luster. The upper wreath is weak as struck. Accurately graded as a few wispy hairlines on the reverse are noted. A favorite for the 1891-S date varieties and the plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
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.