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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 144 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 27, 2021

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS66+
NGC
2037607021
F-108a
Gem $4850 Partial Drapery, Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Consignment Buy-Out - New Low Price! Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green/Eric P. Newman. The F-108a Partial Drapery die variety that results from a clash of the E in DIME near the elbow along with heavy reverse die clashing on the right reverse. NGC decided to not list the Partial Drapery designation on the brown EPN label claiming the obverse clash mark was too weak. I discussed this directly with NGC prior to the November 2013 Eric P. Newman sale since the "extra drapery" clash mark is visible but muted by the thick patina. To set the record straight, this high grade mint state example was struck from the partial drapery dies and during the correct die state. This gorgeous example has satiny luster and a hammered strike. Gem surfaces are smooth and covered with thick crusty olive-gray, lilac, and chestnut-brown toning. Housed in the original EPN brown label holder with CAC approval. This piece brought $6756 at the November 2013 auction.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery, Small Stars
MS62
NGC
5742516010
F-101
Choice $1350 Small Stars, Frosty Luster, Golden Shades, CAC Approval. The 1838 F-101 Small Stars die pairing results in several mint workmanship issues. We start the story with the obverse die being prepared with the half dime star punch. During working die creation, the reverse is obviously doubled in the left wreath and at (O)NE (D)IME. Initial strikes occur with the obverse die cracking at Liberty's head and down through the left field stars. Eventually, a reverse die crack forms at STATE(S OF AMER)ICA. I would occasionally see Small Stars dimes in the 1990s but their appearance frequency has dropped. This new example exhibits typical frosty surfaces with lighter toning. Coloring is natural silver-gray overlaid with faint gold and speckled shades at the periphery. An unquestionably original piece to consider. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC population is 2 in MS62 and 1 at MS63. A value at the offer price.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
AU58 ANACS
3013646
TOP #8
F-110a
Choice $700 Cracked Obverse #2, Frosted Luster, Old Album Rose and Blue Peripheral Toning, Choice, Cleveland Collection. The 1838 F-110a shattered obverse was first listed by Greer as "Shattered Obverse #2". The obverse exhibits a strong bisecting die crack starting from the rim, down through Star 7, Liberty's body and down along the right edge of the shield. The die crack alters direction, bends and exits to the rim directly below Liberty's foot. A small internal die cud is visible to the right of "Y" in the scroll. This new example is housed in ANACS old white holder but please don't let that deter you from a purchase. Surfaces are perfectly original with moderately frosty surfaces and luster. Center rose is surround by peripheral blues on both sides. A Top 100 Varieties listing that has proven to be elusive.
Seated 10C 1838O 1838-O
No Stars
MS64+
PCGS
38000157
F-102
Gem $16000 New July 18! Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. All coins exist on a continuum, and, even among CAC-certified examples, some are nicer than others. This is clearly such an example, with pristine surfaces and delicate obverse rim toning. Shades of blue, gray, and olive are evident as the coin is tilted, and the eye appeal is exceptional. The reverse exhibits faint gold toning underneath scattered flecks of russet and blue-green. Examination under a strong glass reveals only minute ticks. F-102, with obverse die erosion apparent under close inspection. CAC has certified only three pieces at the Gem level. PCGS notes just five coins higher, four at MS65 with a single piece at MS65+. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) Gold Shield holder with CAC approval. Some coins are worth pushing for, and the new owner will be justifiably proud of this premium quality example.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
84741107
F-107
Choice $1285 Choice Original, Classic Gold-Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Very Pleasing. A gorgeous offering that deserves special consideration. This 1839 F-107 Seated dime is very well balanced with notable eye appeal. Undisturbed frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout obverse and reverses. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic copper gold and faint blue patina. Strike is well executed. This is a late die state F-107 example with bold die crack from 12:00 down through Liberty's head and stops at the gown line. Right field stars are also connected with die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the choice original surfaces, attractive grading and old time eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS62 PCGS
21861238
F-106c
Choice $825 Cracked Obverse and Reverse, Rotated Reverse Left 18 Degrees, Briliant Frosty Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1839 F-106c plate coin for The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference and another of my favorite personal collection pieces that is difficult to release. Both side offer rich mint bloom and ample amounts of frosty luster. Strike is complete and highly detailed. The F-106c die pairing features a well worn and cracked die pair. Reverse die misalignment is 18 degrees left. The progressive obverse die crack at 12:00 from rim through Liberty's head down to neckline becomes stronger and more visible in the F-106c die state. Another significant die crack starts at the rim to the right of star 10 and joins stars 11 through 13. The reverse exhibits multiple cracks to the rim. I've not submitted this piece to CAC but will if not sold quickly. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004-2005) holder.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
AU58 PCGS
21530407
F-107
Gem $1000 Cracked Obverse, Superb Eye Appeal, Hammered Strike, Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Another gem original Liberty Seated dime that has been a plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference since 2004. The 1839 F-107 die pairing results in a heavily cracked obverse die being paired with a fresh reverse die with 23 degree reverse misalignment. Uninterrupted brilliant frosty luster radiates from this superb example. Purchased at the December 2004 ANR Frog Run Farm Sale Lot 556. Housed in its original PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. A 10x loupe inspection reveals a hint of rub on the left facing breast but no wear on the lower leg. I suspect this piece will find its way into an MS62 holder or better quickly after purchase. I'm placing a substantial premium on this gem as I like it way too much.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
AU53
PCGS
28715628
F-101
Choice $375 Natural Crusty Gray, Frosty Luster, Perfectly Preserved, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Rascal is back with an impressive 1839 F-101 duplicate Seated dime that warrants attention. Surfaces are covered with natural crusty gray patina. Under the patina are lightly frosted surfaces that still emit ample luster during bright light inspection. This is an unabraded offering that appears to be conservative graded. All F-101 1839 dime are found with the reverse rotated left by about 18 degrees. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
AU50 raw
TOP #14
F-108
Market Acceptable $850 Huge O Variety, Rare Grade, Top 100 Varieties #14, Details Grade. Definitely a rare grade for the 1839-O Huge O reverse variety when AU details remain. This specimen easily grades AU+ but has dark verdigris covering the obverse stars and date regions coupled with the entire reverse. The dark surfaces were result in a PCGS grade designation of AU Details code 97 (environmental) if holdering were to be attempted. Few examples are know at this grade level and a truly problem free specimen would be priced in the $2000+ range. Offers are welcomed as the dime is listed to sell.
Seated 10C 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
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 1841O 1841-O
MS62
PCGS
2777916
F-106
Gem $2250 Scarce Mint State Grade, Frosty Luster, Golden Patina, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superb 1841 New Orleans dime that has been part of the Gerry Fortin reference collection since early 2001. Silky mint frost radiates consistent luster on both sides. Light gold toning is continuous and thoroughly pleasing. Fields are completely unabraded. Purchased to illustrated the F-106 die pairing within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors, commonly referred to as the "web-book". The reverse exhibits two primary die cracks that easily identify the die. The first is a die crack from wreath through AMER(I)CA to rim , the second is a die crack from wreath to rim below (U)NITED. Yet another Seated dime from a personal collection that has been extremely difficult to part with. CAC population is three at MS62 with no MS63 specimens approved. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
6935835
TOP #19
F-101
Gem $28500 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
24067926
Choice $550 New July 27! Medium O, Typical Frosted Luster, Choice Surfaces, Very Scarce CAC Approved . A choice 1841 New Orleans struck Liberty Seated dime that was dugged out of a dealer wholesale box at the 2021 Summer NH Coin Expo. This F-103 Medium O example is exhibit typical frosted luster that I've grown use to seeing for this date. Surface are well preserved with only a micro-mark on Liberty's forehead that warrants mention. Early New Orleans silver coinage was heavily circulated with few choice survivors for modern day collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
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 1842O 1842-O
Medium O
MS62
PCGS
21593536
F-105
R3
Choice $3500 Rare in Mint State, Incredible Overall Strike, Perfectly Original, CAC Approved. Ex. Birmingham and Newtown Collection. A marvelous 1842-O F-105 Seated dime that is once again back in GFRC inventory. This example original surfaced during 2015 within the Birmingham Collection and was part of the advanced Newtown Collection until being bought out by GFRC after being upgraded. A well balanced Mint State specimen with hammered strike for the F-105 die pairing. The die chip at Liberty's left facing forefinger and the die blog in the right obverse field are the attribution points and bold due to full strike. Natural aquamarine and rose toning is consistent on both sides with blues shades on the reverse. Obverse luster is a bit soft due to the thicker patina while reverse offers frosty luster with mild cartwheels. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 blue label holder (1998-2002) with CAC approval. CAC pop 3 at grade.
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 NGC
2030329035
TOP #23
F-103
Original $1150 Shattered Reverse #1, Crusty Original, Late Die State, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A crusty original 1842-O F-103 offering that is also part of the Top 100 Varieties set. The F-103 die pairing takes place with a left over reverse die from 1841. During 1842 strikes, the reverse has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that the reverse was polished or 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 with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. This is the case for this late die state offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The reverse legend is barely visible with multiple die breaks. Surfaces are entirely crusty with some "dirt" at the reverse periphery. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
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
MS62 PCGS
09248987
F-105a
Choice $600 Fully Struck, Frosty Luster, Crossing Die Cracks at STAT(E)S, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A choice frosty 1845 Philadelphia issue with complete strike. Purchased August 2003 at the Summer ANA due to bold reverse crossing die cracks at STAT(E)S. Used as the F-103c web-book plate coin since that time. I don't believe this one has been sent to CAC for review and will take a trip to Far Hills NJ in the next submission. A frosty example that is accurately grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
MS61 NGC
3887987007
F-104a
Original $415 . A late die F-104 example with lapped obverse die that removed date repunching. The resulting F-104a die state can be attributed by a reverse die crack through S(T)ATES. The offered example is from my reference collection and the F104 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Near choice surfaces are covered with light aquamarine shades that expose golden hues under a light source. Strike is completely executed. The darker vertical streak in the right obverse field is a toning line with some verdigris present at the date. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
AU58 NGC
304136022
F-110
Original $295 Rare Die Pairing, Mirrored Fields, Dark Original Gray Patina, Copper Harbor Collection. The 1845 Seated dime F-110 die pairing results when Obverse 1 is paired with a reverse die with bold die lines behind A(MER)ICA. I am only aware of two examples of this die pairing based on personal collecting experiences; the web-book plate coin (Jim Smith Collection, raw VF20) and this offering. The assignment of an R5 rarity rating is probably conservative. This example is well struck. Surfaces are covered with a thick gun metal gray-blue patina. Viewing under a bright light is where the fun is. Fields are mirrored with pretty blue-rose coloring that is typical of some early proofs. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder. An important die pairing offering from the Copper Harbor Collection and previously from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
Repunched Date
AU53 PCGS
30694452
F-108
Choice $385 Repunched Date, All Digits Repunched, Steely Luster, Full Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Letting go is so difficult at time as is the case of this 1845 F-108 Seated dime. A wonderful example of the F-108 all digits repunched die pairing. Repunching is seen below the top loop of the 8 digit and below the flag of the 5 digit. Dies are clashed early during this die pairing with bold clash marks behind DI(ME). A prominent die crack crosses the date digits. This reference collection offering is choice with steely reflective fields on both sides. Obverse coloring leans towards intermixed gray-rose while the reverse has stronger blues. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
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 1847 1847
AU50 PCGS
32882227
F-101
Choice $575 Date Overlaps Base, Light Gold-Gray Coloring, Fully Struck, Newtown Collection. A pleasing example of the 1847 F-101 Top 100 Varieties with a date punch that was misplaced into the base. This choice example exhibits residual steely luster and light golden gray patina. Strike is fully executed throughout both sides. This date is less common that assumed in AU or better grades with the "guides" still trying to catch up with this date's underrated status. PCGS population is a scant six pieces at AU50 grade level. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
Small O
AU Details raw
F-104b
Cleaned $385 Small O, F-104b, Old Clean, Bright Surfaces, Peripheral Obverse Gold, Massachusetts Collection. A well struck 1849-O F-104b example with bold obverse and reverse devices. Easily grading AU+ but both sides have been lightly cleaned with some faint hairlines in the obverse fields. Peripheral gold toning on the obverse is pleasing. Overall, an attractive piece due to the bold strike and original looking luster. Just not technically gradeable. From the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
MS63 PCGS
5221682
F-103c
Gem $9500 Lapped Obverse Die, Gem Original, Extremely Rare Fully Struck at Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. One of three MS63 certified 1849-O dimes certified by PCGS and the only auction record on CoinFacts. Purchased March 2005 at the American Numismatic Rarities sale of the Richard Jewell Collection. 1849-O dimes are incredibly rare in Mint State when fully struck. This F-103c Small O survivor brings a hammered strike and steely luster to the table. Note how well the obverse is struck regardless of the lapped die (weak date). Every tiny piece of die rust is visible from Liberty's face down to the bottom of the gown folds. In-hand toning is gun metal blue-gray with embedded rose shades. Bright light viewing exposes a completely difference personality. The darker toning simply melts away and reveals lustrous steely fields that are borderline mirrored. Coloring is a light gold on both sides. I truly love this Seated dime and was most disappointed when it did not receive CAC approval. I'm into this piece for $9200 twenty-five years ago and have never regretted the purchase. Since purchase, this piece has never been displayed given the core Fortin set contains a PCGS MS64 CAC Large O example. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. A special offering for the Liberty Seated dime specialist.
Seated 10C 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 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
Hubbed Arrows & Date
MS64 PCGS
34426237
F-106
Choice $900 Hubbed Arrows & Date, Near-Gem, Rich Frosty Luster, Full Strike, CAC Candidate, Copper Harbor Collection. A superb 1853 Hubbed Arrows & Date offering from the Copper Harbor Collection that warrants a CAC submission. My gut says this piece will bean as perfectly original and accurately grade. This piece screams originality with frosted surfaces and brilliant luster. Coloring is light rose speckled toning surrounding the motifs. Strike is complete and bold. Offered at the CAC CDN price guide number and worth every dime.... Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
With Arrows
MS63 NGC
4834198005
F-106
Gem $700 Repunched 1 and Left Arrow, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Peripheral Rose-Gold. A gem 1853 With Arrows F-106 Seated dime to consider. This piece is perfectly balanced with brilliant frosty luster, an overcoat of original rose-gold patina, swirling cartwheels, and a hammered strike. The F-106 date and arrows are positioned similar to that of the Hubbed Arrows and Date dies, therefore die variety attribution relies on the repunched left arrow and the 1 digit. Repunching is easiest to detect above the left arrow point. I bought this piece immediately upon seeing in a dealer's show wholesale box. Yes, it has been submitted once to CAC with disappointment. This is a gem with eye appeal of a higher grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
Hubbed Arrows & Date
MS62 NGC
666586005
F-108
Original $425 Hubbed Arrows & Date, Thick Frosty Luster, Obverse Die Cracks, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Die variety research for the 1853 With Arrows date has proven to be a challenging project. First was the separation of obverse dies into two groups; those with hand punched arrows and dates, and those with hubbed arrows and date. For the latter group, obverse die identification was done via die cracks and other die preparation markets. The F-108 obverse die features a unique set of obverse die cracks, with respect to other variety listings, are found at Liberty's head and through the left arrow. This offering is the plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collection commonly known as the web-book. Surfaces offer thick frosty luster with a few faint reverse lines. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An important offering for the die variety specialist.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
Hubbed Arrows & Date
AU58 PCGS
85100415
Choice $275 Hubbed Date and Arrows, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lovely 1853 With Arrows example struck with hubbed date and arrows along with the primary devices. Definitely choice as surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with gray-gold patina. The reverse is more crusty while lovely golden luster is apparent on the reverse when viewed with a light source. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Worthy of a CAC approval attempt. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
Hubbed Arrows & Date
AU58 PCGS
38750630
F-112
Choice $315 Hubbed Date & Arrows, Die Scratch Through Left Arrows, Hammered Strike, Steely Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1853 With Arrows dime will be found with strike inconsistencies given the very high mintage for that period. During my years of Seated dime die variety research, locating fully struck examples as web-book plate coins was a priority. This lovely Hubbed Arrows & Date F-112 was employed as the plate illustration at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Die scratches into the left arrow and at the bottom of the pole are primary diagnostics. Strike on this specimen is absolutely hammered. Steely surfaces are active and provide swirling cartwheels. Accurate graded with faint rub on the obverse high points. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
Hubbed Arrows & Date
AU55 raw
F-119
Choice HOLD
$275
New June 8! Hubbed Arrows &Date, F-119 Discovery Piece, Greenish-Gray Skin, Choice Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A late die state 1853 Hubbed Arrows & Date dime that was isolated as a new die pairing and listed in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference as F-119. The obverse and reverse die cracks are distinctive for die attribution. Late die state surfaces are covered with a greenish-gray patina and fully choice for the assigned grade.
Seated 10C 1855 1855
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
28172761
F-108
Choice $325 Mirrored Fields, Heavy Reverse Die Clashing, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This 1855 F-108 die pairing strike feartures mirrored fields and a really cool clashed reverse that is rarely seen on this date. Choice surfaces produce reflective luster with teal and rose hues. Strike is hammered with heavy reverse die clashing that includes all lettering in LIBERTY and the horizontal shield lines. How cool is that? Recently graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Purchased October 1995 at the Stack's 50th Anniversary Sale Lot 342. Since 2004, this piece has been the 1855 F-108 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. Another old friend that I hate to see go.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
MS64
PCGS
21272615
F-103
Choice $1250 Small Date, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Tannish Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1856 Small Date F-103 web-book plate and in the Fortin Collection since 1990. I really hate to sell this lovely dime as one of the mint state pieces acquired decades ago. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Large Date
AU58 NGC
2024200005
F-103
Original $600 Large Date, Most Challenging Die Pairing, Frosted Luster, Cleveland Collection. Of the four 1856 Large Date obverses, the F-103 obverse is unquestionably the most challenging to locate in EF or better. I have seen few if any Mint State examples during my research and dealer career. This example is the best candidate located and purchased during 2004 to fill the F-103 plate coin slot at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online resource. Surfaces are frosty and emit white luster during bright light viewing. Purchased by the Cleveland Collection during August 2019 and returning to the market. Accurately graded and housed in NGC Gen 14 (2003-2004) holder with standard ring insert.
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
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 1857O 1857-O
MS62 NGC
629237016
F-102
Choice $550 Normal Date, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Completed Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A fully choice 1857-O F-102 dime with brilliant frosty luster and dancing cartwheels. Strike is hammered on both sides. Eye appeal is hat of a higher Mint State grade. This F-102a die pairing also produced a limited number of strikes with bold "shelf" or "strike" doubling on the date and stars. For years, this minting "error" was considered to be a repunched date and listed in Breen and Greer as such. Further research by Fortin clarified that all "repunched dates" were struck from the F-102 die pair. A die spur on the (O)F is the unique marker for normal and strike doubled specimens. This 1857-O F-102 offering is the plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Seated 10C 1857O 1857-O
AU55 PCGS
28172772
F-105
Original $270 Near-Choice, Gray-Rose, Attractive Peripheral Toning, Complete Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An attractive 1857 New Orleans strike and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online guide. Center rose is nicely framed by peripheral aquamarine-gold on the obverse. Reverse toning is mostly rose-gold at the rims. Strike is complete and pleasing. Essentially choice at first glance but with a few obverse ticks that warrants an Original quality rating. Fairly priced and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 10C 1857O 1857-O
AU55 PCGS
28172773
F-105
Original $250 Large Thin O, Frosty Luster, Superb Bright Light Eye Appeal, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A pleasing 1857-O F-105 dime with full strike and large thin O reverse mintmark. This is a frosty piece with swirling reverse cartwheels. The thick obverse golden-gray patina results in a steely lustrous appearance. Bright light viewing see the deep toning shift to center blues surrounded by orange-gold at the stars. Lots of appeal is available at a fair price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 10C 1858S 1858-S
AU50 PCGS
85179463
F-102
R5
Market Acceptable $2250 Difficult Date at AU Grade Level, Hammered Strike, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Details Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Locating any 1858 San Francisco dime at AU grade levels will prove to be quite challenging. This example is the F-102 web-book plate coin at www.seateddimevarieties.com and has been in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since 2004. Up until 2004, I struggled to locate a strong example of the F-102 die pairing and settled for this AU55 specimen in raw condition. Let's go through the highlights considering PCGS recently assigned an AU Details - Cleaned grade. First of all, this example has a bold hammered strike that one does not often see for the 1858 San Francisco date. Most examples are from the F-103 die pairing which has ongoing weak strikes. Next is toning. The obverse center is toned a deep gun metal gray and surrounded by golden shades at the stars and into the rim. The reverse is toned a consistent copper-rose with plenty of residual luster during bright light viewing. The PCGS AU Details grade was assigned due to faint vertical hairlines across Liberty's body. These can be seen with 10x loop under a light source. The hairlines do not extend into the left and right obverse fields. On the reverse, there are very faint hairlines between ONE and DIME otherwise the surrounding wreath is original. With the advent of technical grading, this boldly struck and nicely toned 1858-S dime is detailed graded. I paid a large sum to acquire and have priced it to reflect the obverse hairlines. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Unfortunately, not every Seated dime in that collection is perfectly original as die variety collecting does necessitate some compromises at time.
Seated 10C 1859 1859
PR64 PCGS
50064684
F-102
Choice $1850 Near Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Active Mirrors, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . At GFRC, we like our LIberty Seated coinage, including proofs, to have 100% natural surfaces and crusty gray patina where possible. This is the case for this near gem original 1859 proof strike. Sourced from a Heritage auction way back during November 2003 due to the atypical crusty obverse toning with incremental gray patina on the reverse. Under the toning are active mirrors. Strike is absolutely hammered. 1859 proofs were minted from two different obverse dies labeled as Obverse 1 and Obverse 2 in the "web-book". Obverse 1 is the more common of the proof obverse dies while Obverse 2 accounts for about one in five of the 1859 proof dimes seen to date. Obverse 2 presents a medium level date while Obverse 1 exhibits a medium date that slopes upward. The two obverse dies are fairly easy to distinguish once the collector understands the existence of both proof varieties. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. The F-102 dime is the proof plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors and arriving to market after spending 15 years in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Again, an atypical proof example for fans of crusty originality.
Seated 10C 1860 1860
MS63
PCGS
8424682
F-105
Choice $625 Type 1 Obverse Design, Creamy Luster, Uniform Mint Frost, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Rascal dug deep into his Liberty Seated dime double row slabbed and found this most attractive 1860 dime to sell. The F-105 die pairing with downward sloping date and a well punched 1 digit in the date. This example offers creamy luster from uniform mint bloom across the devices and fields. The majority of 1860 Philadelphia strikes will be found with brilliant frosty luster as is the case here. A variegated gold skin is amplified by GFRC photography to includes green shades. Strike is hammered making this dime a poster child for the Type 1 Obverse With Legend design. The intricate devices details are completely impressed and available for study. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1860 1860
MS63
PCGS
21215280
TOP #47
F-106
Choice $950 Discovery Piece for Doubled Lips Variety, Doubled Die Obverse, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Cleveland Collection. A choice example of the Doubled Lips variety. Not listed in Greer and first identified via this discovery piece by Fortin after the release of Greer's 1992 Guidebook. Die doubling is visible on the letters within UNITED STATES. Strong doubling can be readily seen on (U)NITED and STA(TES). There is doubling on Liberty's nose and within her lips resulting in the nickname, "Doubled Lips variety". A brilliant frosty example that has been conservative grading by PCGS and housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder. Strike is fully executed while surfaces are essentially unabraded. Strict originality and attractive eye appeal warranted the CAC approval. Fortin Collection purchase back in 1995 and sold into the Cleveland Collection during 2016. A new marketplace opportunity for serious fans of the Liberty Seated dime series.
Seated 10C 1860 1860
MS62 PCGS
04932916
F-110
Choice $325 Scarce "Common Date", Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. A brilliant frosty example of the 1860 date that still is treated as a "common date" though scarce overall. Note the delicate Type 1 obverse design as a design type. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Type 2 Obverse
PR63 PCGS
21564480
F-101
Choice $625 Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1861 Type 1 Obverse F-101 proof plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1862 1862
MS63 PCGS
38748117
F-103
Choice $850 Reverse Die Gouge, Scarce Top 100 Variety, Iridescent Rose-Gray Luster, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. If building a world class Top 100 Varieties set, the 1862 F-103 reverse Die Gouge entry will prove to be daunting. This variety is not as daunting as the 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse or the 1874 Polished Arrows but still most challenging to locate. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection has released two F-103 examples to the GFRC price list. I doubt that either will last long at their fair asking prices. The MS63 example is at the ideal grade and price point. Strike is complete on both sides with partially elevated rims. The reverse die gouge at O(NE) is easily seen along with the obverse die doubling above S(TAT)ES. This die variety is always found with frosty luster as is the case here. A rose-gray patina is evident with darker aquamarine at the peripheries. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1864 1864
AU55 NGC
456091002
F-102a
Original $1700 Rare Civil War Philadelphia Strike, Light Silver-Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Cleveland Collection. 1864 Philadelphia strikes amounted to a 11,470 piece mintage with present day R5 rarity at all grade levels. This silver-gray colored survivor has been well preserved. Fields still retain a fair amount of reflective luster during bright light review. Strike is essentially complete with only the upper left reverse wheat grains not being fully impressed. Fairly priced for the original surfaces that may have been at one point. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
AU55 PCGS
27418060
F-101
Original $1250 New June 14! 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 1867 1867
PR63 PCGS
21409601
F-101
R6
Choice HOLD
$1650
New June 5! Rare 1867 Date Placement Variety, Watery Reflective Mirrors, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Is it a proof or a circulation strike is the ongoing question for the 1867 F-101 die variety. The F-101 date punch is positioned slight lower and further left than on the F-102 obverse (proofs and circulation strikes). The pendant is positioned directly above the inner edge of the left upright of the 6 digit. For the F-101 variety, Greer states "Ahwash listed these as business strikes, but those I have seen have had proof characteristics". Kam Ahwash first identified this variety during 1977 and reported its existence in the Gobrecht Journal. This offering is the 1867 F-101 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference and was purchased during March 2004. It remains in its PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder which has a PR63 designation. Bright light inspection exposes brilliant watery fields that are consistent with a proof strike. However, the motifs were weakly cut on the working dies with shallow relief of Liberty, legend, and portions of the reverse wreath. One can see the confusion with proof or circulation strike assignment by the expert researchers. My theory is that the 1867 F-101 die variety was struck by dies intended for circulation strike but utilizing polished planchets for the proof strikes of that year. The device details are too weak to be double struck as was the case for proof strike of that period. An important piece of Liberty Seated dime history and fascinating to own.
Seated 10C 1867S 1867-S
AU50 PCGS
39489448
F-102
Original $1500 Scarce Date & Grade, Olive-Rose Patina, Near Choice Original, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1867 brought the final year of low mintage Liberty Seated dimes at the western frontier San Francisco Mint. A total of 140,000 pieces were struck for local commerce. Few survivors are known in AU or better grades. Current PCGS population in all AU grades is a scant 18 pieces with some being resubmissions. GFRC is pleased to be offering an AU50 example from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Surfaces are near-choice and covered with an olive-rose patina that is consistent on both sides. Struck with later die state dies as die erosion and die clashing are seen under 10c loupe. Strike is typical for the date with some weakness at the head and upper left reverse wreath. Bright inspection reveals some residual steely luster under the toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. If attempting to build a Seated dime date/mintmark set, this piece would fit in nicely due to originality.
Seated 10C 1868S 1868-S
MS64 PCGS
25263483
F-101
R4
Choice $5250 Rare Grade, Choice Original, Thick Gray Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Newtown Collection . 1868 San Francisco strikes have a reported mintage of 260,000 with only one die pair striking all quantities. Therefore, examples in early through late die states can be occasionally found. The only difference between early and late die states is denticle die erosion and increased presence of metal flow lines. On the obverse, light diagonal die lines are evident in the shield below the scroll. Both the obverse and reverse are clashed on late die state specimens. Contrary to the mintage, this date is very scarce at the AU grade level and rare in Mint State. Checking PCGS population reports, there are eleven examples certified in all AU grades followed by eight pieces at the MS62/63 grades, then eleven graded MS64. I believe the reported eleven pieces at the MS64 level is an anomaly due to upgrade attempts as this date is never available in MS64 or better. Heritage has sold one example in PCGS/NGC MS64 since being in business. I hope that a case has been made for this offering's rarity! A no question higher grade mint state example that is completely struck. Surfaces are covered with thick gray patina that contains embedded rose when viewed under a light source. Satiny luster provides cartwheel effects but is a but subdued due to the thick patina. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Overall, a wholesome Mint State example that is a present day rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. An important duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1869 1869
Long Flag 1
PF64 PCGS
05556219
F-105
Choice $600 Near Gem Proof, Watery Fields, Birmingham Collection.. A near gem example with bold watery proof surfaces. A few faint obverse hairlines keep this piece out of PF65 designation. Strike is crisp. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder; serial number 5556219. No CAC attempt by the Birmingham consignor.
Seated 10C 1869S 1869-S
MS66 PCGS
37244653
F-102
Gem $7250 Near Finest Known, Satiny Luster, Crusty Patina, Complete Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. After purchasing the finest known 1869-S PCGS MS67 CAC specimen for a record breaking $26,000, this marvelous duplicate is now available. A superb gem that features a natural skin that is on the "crusty" side. The underlying satiny luster is still able to radiate through the patina during bright light inspection. Surfaces are fully unabraded as is to be expected for a piece that is in the condition census. Strike is 100% complete though "delicate", which is typical for the die pairing. PCGS population is a scant five pieces with only one finer (the new Fortin specimen). No MS66 graded 1869-S dimes have been approved at CAC as an additional datapoint. This superb gem is also featured as the primary CoinFacts plate coin. Those wishing to see the comparable PCGS TruView will find a similar presentation as the GFRC images. An important offering that belongs in the most advanced collections under construction. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 10C 1869S 1869-S
AU50 PCGS
20419957
F-101
Original $485 Underrated Date/Grade, Strictly Original, Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded.. A no question original 1869 San Francisco strike with uniform gun metal gray patina that includes faint rose under bright light. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a tiny mark at O(N)E being shared for full accuracy. A challenging date in AU grades that is so underrated in AU and above grades. CoinFacts indicates that only (4) examples have been graded by PCGS at the AU50 level with (3) in AU53. Auction records at this grade level at almost non existent. PCGS price guide is $500 at AU50 level for reference. Handled for a second time at GFRC after being recently upgraded in an advanced collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. If building a Seated dime set, please don't miss this opportunity.
Seated 10C 1869S 1869-S
AU50
PCGS
36240357
F-102
Choice $500 F-102 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Worn Dies, Accurately Graded. An exceptional well preserved 1869-S F-102 example with crusty gray patina on both sides. Mint frost surrounds the legend, reverse wreath and is found inside the gown folds. Residual luster has a steely texture. Reverse die is starting to exhibit die erosion that results in thick "orange peel" fields during later die states. Fully struck without any blemishes worthy of mention. CAC has only approved a total of ninteen (19) in all grades and two at the AU50 level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another important offering from the the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1870 1870
PR65CAM PCGS
21175962
Gem $1850 Rare Cameo Grade, Brilliant Reflective Mirrors, Superb Eye Appeal, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superb 1870 proof strike offering with brilliant reflective luster and sharp mirrors. Proof mintage of that year was 1000 pieces of which seven have been certified as PR65 Cameo by PCGS. Strike is hammered with high relief legend lettering and deeply impress hair curls. The 1870 F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors with the following commentary, "Examples of 1870 proofs come well struck. A long die scratch through the lower shield will identify the F-101 proof obverse die. The reverse die exhibits a die crack starting at the end of the left ribbon and proceeding through the left ribbon and across to the right ribbon end. This reverse crack becomes more evident on F-103, where the same reverse is again used to strike the second proof variety for 1870." Purchase way back in June 2002 and time to be released back to the market. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with Cameo designation on label.
Seated 10C 1870 1870
MS63 PCGS
34426242
F-104
Choice $585 Repunched Date, Classic Old Album Bullseye Toning, Copper Harbor Collection. The Copper Harbor consignor is releasing a gorgeous 1870 F-104 Repunched date example that would more than please colorful toning specialists. Surfaces are lightly frosted as seen on the untoned reverse. This dime spent years in a sulphur laced paper album resulting in gorgeous obverse bullseye toning. A faint rose center is surrounded by an aquamarine ring that transitions to copper-gold at the legend. The coloring explodes under a light source. Strike is nearly complete with a few reverse field ticks. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1871 1871
MS62
NGC
5742957007
Choice $565 New June 30! Circulation Strike From Proof Dies, Lavendar-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. . 1871 CAC approved Liberty Seated dimes are not often seen with a total stickered population of 20 pieces. Mint State approved examples are downright rate with this offering being the lone MS62 with none at MS63. I could not pass up this choice original specimen for inventory. Struck from dies previous employed for proof strikes. Rich frosty luster is evident on both sides though a bit muted by the thick patina. A lavender-gray skin covers the obverse while the reverse is toned a deep aquamarine-gold. A die crack below the reverse ribbon bow is the key marker for the F-102a die variety. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1871 1871
AU55 raw
F-108a
Original $245 Late Die State Discovery Coin, Reverse Rim Cud, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1871 F-108 die pairing will be found with a poorly hubbed obverse working die. Legend lettering was weakly transferred along with a marginally defined base. The date punch was properly sunk and dominates on the obverse. Reverse working die hubbing was typical with strong motifs. The AuburnNY Accordian consignor has located a late die state example with heavy reverse die crack from 5:30 up through the lower right wreath. A cud has formed on the rim at 5:30. This piece is considered a late die state discovery example and will be added to The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference as F-108a. A nice original example with frosty granular surfaces as made. Original luster is retained and is pleasing during bright light inspection.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
PR65 PCGS
38687496
TOP #58
F-109
Gem $2250 Misplaced 2 in Base, Proof Dies, Condition Census, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A condition census offering of the 1872 proof strike dies with misplaced 2 digit in the base. Only one other MS65 example has been noted as selling at auction during 2004 for $2760. Furthermore, there are no PF65 F-109 examples listed by participants in the GFRC Open Set Registry. This gem example offers flashy mirrors with copper-gold toning on both sides. Obverse strike is hammered with partial wire rims. The lower loop of the 2 digit is big and bold in he base. Another important die variety offering from the AuburnNY Accordian collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
AU Details PCGS
37567993
TOP #58
F-109
Original $650 Scarce Proof Strike, Misplaced 2 Digit in Base, Greer Plate Coin, Original Surfaces, Ancient Rim Filiing, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Brian Greer plate coin. The 1872 F-109 and F-109a die varieties features a misplaced 2 digit in base. F-109 catalogs the very scarce proof strike while F-109a captures subsequent circulation strikes. This variety was discovered by Kam Ahwash, as a proof strike, and first listed by Greer. It is further listed as part of the Top 100 Varieties set. The offered example was purchased directly from Brian Greer during December 1992 and has remained in raw condition in my collection until recent grading. A no question proof strike that would grade PF62. However, there is an ancient rim filing below the date that is completely toned over and was not noticed until the piece came back with a PCGS Details grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Rim Damage, AU Details. The 1872 F-109 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. The 1872 F-109 variety is also listed in the Top 100 Varieties set. Definitely a piece of numismatic history regardless of the ancient rim filing.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
MS65 PCGS
3486701
F-102
Gem $2450 Misplaced Digits in Gown, Repunched Date, Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading . A gem original 1872 F-102 dime with brilliant frosty luster and huge cartwheel effects. Strike is hammered with bold device details for a With Legend dime. Unknown to most collectors is the fact that the 1872 date is a grade rarity above MS65. After 30 years plus of operation, PCGS has only grade one in MS66 and another in MS67. At the MS65 grade level, there is a population of 10. Potential buyers are invited to check CoinFacts to view the lack of 1872 MS65 auction records. Yes, there are overgraded examples in NGC holders to be had but these will not have the strike, luster and originality of this offering. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder that dates back to the late 1990s. Purchased during January 2004 FUN Show via private transaction. Held in the Gerry Fortin date and mintmark set collection until recently upgraded. My gut feel is this piece will end up in a MS66 holder once place back into the market.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
AU53 PCGS
28724949
F-109a
Original $275 Misplaced 2 Digit, Circulation Strike, Original Surfaces, Sharp Rims, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1872 Seated dime with original surfaces. The misplaced 2 digit in the base provides for a desirable variety along with attractive toning. I especially like the rose toning on the obverse and soft pastel reverse coloring as a validation of old time originality. Strike is typical with weakness on the upper left cereal wreath grains. Under a bright light, both sides emit soft residual luster that is attractive. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
PR64 PCGS
21003184
F-102
Choice HOLD
$950
New June 4! With Arrows Proof, Watery Mirrors, Copper-Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Watery mirrors and copper-gold toning are the highlights of this 1873 With Arrows proof strike that eventually become the F-102 plate coin with The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. As with most proof strikes, bright light viewing is necessary to appreciate the sharp mirrors and reflective luster. Upon arrival, this piece will look much better in-hand than on the GFRC images. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with accumulated plastic haze.
Seated 10C 1873S 1873-S
With Arrows
MS64+
PCGS
25233863
F-101
Gem $5500 New July 18! Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. Liberty exhibits russet shades in the protected areas, while the left obverse field reveals similar toning. A few bits of blue hue complement the coppery color, which is less intense on the reverse. Both sides exhibit moderate cartwheel and the flow lines, which reveal the luster, are clearly unimpeded by hairlines or any other detrimental marks. F-101 with repunching in the 1 and a small, thin mintmark. The PCGS census reports ten pieces finer, while CAC has certified two at MS65 and one at MS67. As with all of the Branch Mint Collection pieces, the technical quality is exceptional and, as usual, this piece is among the finest known examples. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
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
MS65
PCGS
18084393
F-103
Gem $700 Excessively Rusted Obverse, Thick Gold and Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - The 1875 F-103 die pairing is easily attributed by an excessively rusted obverse die. This PCGS MS65 example is strict original with gem surfaces. Frosty cartwheel luster is bold and action under a light source. Obverse is toned an even copper gold while the reverse is covered by a thick gray skin. Device details within the GFRC images are limited by the excessive rust on the obverse and the darker reverse toning that provides limited contrast between fields and major devices. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognized the strict originality and luster consistent with the MS65 grade level. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
MS63 PCGS
3531936
F-111
Choice $265 Repunched 5, Fully Struck, Frosty Surfaces, So Choice, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Though a common date, this 1875 F-111 Seated dime (the plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online resource) warrants attention for those seeking a top quality type coin at a fair price. The fully struck specimen is 100% choice. Surfaces are lightly frosted with active cartwheels during bright light inspection. The natural center gray-rose is nicely framed by peripheral green shades. A thoroughly pleasing example that I've had the pleasure of owning for several decades. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) 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 1875CC 1875-CC
In Wreath
MS62 ANACS
256433
F-102
Original $585 In Wreath, Die Scratch in Shield, Aquamarine-Blue and Gold Toning, Near-Choice Original, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An interesting 1875-CC In Wreath die paring that is fairly straightforward to attribute. The F-102 obverse has two pick-up points, first and most obvious is a weakly punched date that slopes downward. A slender die scratch in the lower shield is also evident with 10x loupe inspection. The reverse lacks any usable diagnostics. This colorfully toned 1875-CC In Wreath F-102 specimen is the plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. An accurately graded example with frosty luster and aquamarine-blue toning. This toning pattern and coloring is typical of contact with velvet or felt liners during storage. Strike is well executed and complete. Housed in old ANACS white holder with front label barcode.
Seated 10C 1875S 1875-S
In Wreath
MS65
NGC
2037607050
F-102a
Gem $1775 Above Bow, Shattered Reverse, Finest Known F-102a, Rare Grade, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. By far, the latest due state 1875-S In Wreath F-102a dime that I have seen in a long collecting and research career. This offering is from the historical November 2013 Eric P. Newman sale with typical old sulfur paper envelop toning. Though heavily toned, the surfaces still radiate frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. The reverse die cracks are spectacular with cobweb placement on the left and right wreath devices. GFRC accurate illustrate the coloring and mottled toning. Housed in original 2013 Eric P. Newman brown label holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875S 1875-S
Below Wreath
MS65 PCGS
33095089
F-106
Gem $1050 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Gem Original, Heavily Clashed, Lizard King Collection. By now, Liberty Seated dime collectors are well aware of the overused dies at the San Francisco mint during 1875. The mint ramped from 240,000 piece during 1874 to 9,000,000 the following year. Die maintenance and process quality suffered as a result. Few gem examples are known for either the Below Wreath or In Wreath varieties. PCGS population report indicates 23 certified at the MS65 level. This gem original 1875-S Below Wreath F-106 warrants serious attention at the offer price. I see it as a bargain given the brilliant frosty luster, vivid cartwheel action, and well preserved surfaces. Both dies are heavily clashed with the reverse die beginning to clash. The strike is superior to the plate coin found in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collections. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. Hurry on this offering.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type 1 Reverse
PR63CAM PCGS
21564482
F-101
Choice HOLD
$650
New June 8! Cameo Designation, Watery Reflective Mirrors, Peripheral Rose Toning, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. 1876 brought three different proof strike die varieties. This is the first proof strike listed as F-101 within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. This plate coin exhibits a level date along with two diagonal die lines below Liberty's chin. There is also a die chip in the lower loupe of the 8 digit that further helps attribution. This new offering was purchased during February 2000. A nicely mirrored example with watery reflective luster and visual cameo effect. Abrasions are to a minimal and at the level of a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder and ready for another long tenure in an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type 2 Reverse
MS65+
PCGS
40950025
F-101a
Gem $1050 Type 2 Reverse, Shattered Reverse Die, Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Osprey Collection. 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 1876 1876
AU58 PCGS
33254925
Original $125 Type 1 Reverse, Original Surfaces, Frosty White Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Twins Lakes Collection. 1876 brought a change in reverse design hubs. Philadelphia struck dimes will be found mostly with the Type 1 design but enough Type 2 reverses were also struck. This example has the Type 1 reverse with two points on the left ribbon end. Surfaces have thick mint frost while the strike is hammered. Under a bright light, frosty while luster is pleasing. Obverse fields have chatter resulting in the Original quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another quality offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.
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
MS64
PCGS
21500338
F-131
Gem $1350 New July 19! Pimple Rusted Dies, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An amazing offering from passionate Seated dime die variety collectors. Buried in the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection until recently, was this gem 1876-CC F-131 dime in an old PCGS Mint State 64 holder. The F-131 die variety is fondly known as the "pimple rusted die" along with the reverse also being severely rusted. For whatever reason, this dime was never listed as the F-131 discovery piece and purchased well before Liz Coggan brought an EF45 example to my attention in 2008. Rust pimples are located throughout Liberty's body on the obverse. Coupled with the rust pimples, the obverse die is in a late die state with heavy metal flow lines from UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to the denticles. This gem example offers brilliant frosted luster and swirling cartwheels. A new offering that will immediately become the F-131 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. I guarantee that the new owner will be more than pleased with a purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS62 PCGS
21620019
F-116
Original $595 Lightly Rusted Die, Doubled Die Reverse, Rich Frosty Luster, Near Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1876-CC F-116 die pairing presents yet another set of Carson City dies that are lightly rusted. This variety is straightforward to attribute by the die rust and boldly doubled I in DIME. The centennial Liberty Seated dime offers rich frosty luster and a hammered strike. Surfaces are steely gray and perfectly original. The F-116 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2005) holder. No CAC attempt. From the Gerry Fortin Referene Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS62 PCGS
21549290
TOP #74
F-111
Choice $1000 Misplaced 76 Digits, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal Consistent with Higher Grade, Top 100 Varieties, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - Ex. Central California Collection. Misplaced 76 Digits in Gown die variety that is always popular with collectors. This lovely example offers satiny cartwheel luster that is consistent with a higher grade level. Obverse is covered with thin rose, aquamarine and blue patina while the reverse is mostly aquamarine and rose. Why the MS62 assigned grade? There are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field that were grade limiting against 1990s grading standards but allowed today up to the MS64 grade level. This dime is conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder that dates back to the late 1990s. While residing in the Central California and Newtown Collections, this piece was never submitted to CAC and will heading for a review during the next GFRC submission. A choice duplicate from the Newtown Collection that will be pleasing to the new owner. Also an important die variety within the Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU58 NGC
2037628013
F-120a
R5
Original $285 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Ex. Newman, Thick Old Paper Envelope Toning, Shattered Reverse. Important Eric P Newman collection offering and F-120a late die state with shattered reverse die. Surfaces are strictly original with the classic "Col." E.H.R. Green old paper envelope toning. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurately. Housed in original NGC "Col" E.H.R. Green/Eric P Newman brown label holder.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU55 NGC
4117031007
F-126
Original $295 Crusty Ebony-Gray, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Murphys Collection. Crusty is the operative word for this strictly original 1876 Carson City strike. Both sides are covered with a thick ebony-gray patina. Underlying fields are steely and abrasion free. The F-126 die pairing takes with a worn obverse that exhibits metal flow lines into the denticles. The obverse rims are slighted beveled. Strike is completed and pleasing. A new offering from the Murphys Collection that is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
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 2 Reverse
AU55 raw
F-101
Original $195 Scarce Type 2 Reverse, Die Weakness, Gold Toning, Strong Strike. 1876-S Type 2 reverse examples are quite difficult to locate and are infrequently seen in the marketplace. In Brian Greer's guidebook, he rates the 1876-S date with Type 2 reverse as R5 rarity in EF/AU and full R6 in Mint State. I fully agree as have seen few examples at this grade level. A tannish-gold patina covers both sides with reflective luster from the obverse fields. Reverse die details are weak from either being poorly hubbed or lapped. I believe the basis for weak reverse devices is a weak hubbing of the working die. Just taken in trade from a GFRC client.
Seated 10C 1877 1877
Type 2 Reverse
PR64 PCGS
60075161
F-101
Choice HOLD
$795
New June 8! Proof Strike, Double Die Reverse, Natural Olive-Gold Patina, Near-Gem, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. The Type 2 reverse die employed for 1877 F-101 proof strikes exhibits strong die doubling. The die's center area including DI(ME) along with the outer edge of the oak leaves in the lower right wreath exhibit the strongest die doubling. 1877 proof strikes were limited to only 490 pieces making this a slightly better date. This new offering was purchased during November 2003 and was employed as the Type 2 Reverse F-101 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Fields are nicely mirrored and emit watery reflective luster under a light source. This piece is free from field hairlines and is a near-gem. The obverse is partially toned with an olive-gold skin while the reverse is entirely coated with the same coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS66+
PCGS
42140031
F-110
Gem $4350 New July 19! 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 2 Reverse
MS65 NGC
372356002
F-112
Gem $1600 Gem Original, Creamy Frosty Luster, Flashy Cartwheels, Light Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A stunning 1877-CC dime with thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels. Surfaces are covered with creamy gold patina. Strike is hammered and so pleasing. The Type 2 reverse F-112 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. No CAC attempt. Purchased September 2000 and in the Fortin collection since that time. If not immediately sold, this piece is heading to CAC as so fresh and accurately graded.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
21700877
F-107
Choice $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 2 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
21621138
F-105
Choice $825 Thick Satiny Luster, Eroded and Cracked Dies, Complete Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1877 Carson City dimes struck from the Type 2 Reverse F-105 die pairing will be found with thick satiny luster that is on the muted side. This condition results from dies that are heavily rusted and/or eroded. Surfaces have a pebble like texture which is sometimes referred to as "orange peel". On top of the surface conditions, the obverse die is shattered with a circular ring through the legend and date. This "64" example has been in my reference collection for several decades with the time for divestment arriving. Luster is silky with reasonable cartwheel action. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. Coloring is a light creamy gold that one only sees on thoroughly original coins. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS63 NGC
1778705004
Choice HOLD
$575
Unlisted Dies, Choice Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Lavendar-Gold Obverse Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A strictly original 1877 Carson City strike with Type 2 reverse. Surfaces are so choice with no blemishes whatsoever. Steely cartwheel luster is immediately evident during bright light viewing. Strike is hammered and a joy to examine with 10x loupe. This offering was originally purchase towards completing the 1877-CC die variety analysis chapter at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Both the obverse and reverse are unlisted. It is highly improbable that I will finish a rewrite of the 187-CC chapter so these extra pieces are being sold. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS62 PCGS
37217090
F-105
Choice $425 Shattered Obverse Die, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Type 2 Reverse 1877-CC F-106 die variety features a rusted and shattered obverse that is easily attributed and fairly available. The obverse is a polished rusted die that has been placed back into usage by the Carson City mint. It is approaching end of life and has shattered with heavy die cracks encircling the legend and date. The reverse die is clashed and shows considerable die erosion between the wreath devices and the rim. This strictly MS62 graded example is choice with golden-brown patina that is transparent to the underlying satiny luster and cartwheels under a light source. Strike is complete regardless of the degraded dies. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. The 1877-CC Type 2 Reverse F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book.
Seated 10C 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS62 NGC
1295267001
F-101
Choice HOLD
$450
New June 14! Popular Carson City Date, Fully Struck, Satiny Luster, Massachusetts Collection. A well preserved 1877-CC dime with Type 2 Reverse. Struck with well worn dies resulting in a lovely satiny display under a light source. Light copper toning showcases the obverse with a dark blue arc at the left reverse wreath. A thoroughly pleasing duplicate offering from the Massachusetts Collection. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS64 PCGS
10886619
F-107
Choice $525 Type 2 Reverse, Rich Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Fully Struck, Indiana Collection . 1878 saw the usage of two different reverse design hubs that were introduced during 1876. This lovely Mint State F-107 example was struck with a Type 2 reverse and offers a full compliment of diagnostics for the variety. After reviewing 1878 dimes for several decades, I can assure that this example is typical of the rich frosty luster that is repeatedly seen. Cartwheels are active and vibrant. Light rose center is surrounded by peripheral aquamarine and gold on both sides. Strike is complete with Liberty exhibiting a full head and reverse wreath leaves and wheat grains being complete. Overall, a pleasing example, from the Indiana Collection, that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS63
NGC
2037628015
F-110
Choice $750 New June 14! 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 1878CC 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU Details ANACS
5048617
TOP #79
F-104
Market Acceptable $625 Polished and Cracked Reverse, Top 100 Varieties #79, Charcoal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Conservative Grading, Lakewood Collection. The 1878-CC F-104 die variety results when a heavily lapped and shattered reverse die from 1877 (Type II Reverse A) is paired with one of the two known obverse dies for Carson City strikes. 1877-CC Type II Reverse A die was previously paired with at least two obverse dies during 1877 production. During the pairing with the 1877-CC F-110 obverse, the reverse die is severely cracked. Kam Ahwash speculates that the reverse die shattered, taking away the lower left ribbon and part of the bottom of the left maple leaf. After studying the 1877-CC Type II Variety 110 coin and several 1878-CC shattered reverse coins, I believe that this die was severely polished or lapped throughout its face to produce the remaining coinage needed in 1878. There is reduction in details throughout die relief, not only in the lower left wreath area. A shattering or cracking of the die in the lower wreath would have produced retained metal, instead we find a smooth polish surface with little device details in the lower left wreath. Please check 1878-CC Variety 102 and 103. Both Reverse B and C also exhibit similar weakness in the lower left wreath and left ribbon area. I suspect that all three Type II reverse dies may have been left over from 1877 and were polished or lapped before being put into service for 1878 coinage. The offered F-104 example, from the new Lakewood Collection consignor, features charcoal gray obverse toning along with steely residual luster. The reverse is 100% original with residual luster and light gray coloring. Overall strike is well executed. Housed in ANACS gold label holder and AU55 Details: Scratched - Corroded designation. I'm not in agreement with the Scratched and Corroded opinion. This piece has no signs of corrosions whatsoever and the few reverse hairlines are not worthy of a Scratched designation. The obverse has probably seen a light clean while the reverse is strictly original. The F-104 die pairing is a Top 100 Variety entry. Locating examples at the AU grade level with full defined features, as is the case here, will prove to be challenging. This piece has been net priced to a level that I believe is fair.
Seated 10C 1879 1879
PR64
PCGS
2880022
F-102
Choice HOLD
$785
Near Gem Original, Gray, Rose and Blue Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck, Accurate Grading. A near gem 1879 proof strike with attractive in hand and bright light toning. The F-102 die pairing is easily attributed by a weakly hubbed base above the 879 digits and was used for both proof and circulation strikes. Surfaces are perfect original with rose gray hues during in hand inspection. Adding a light source exposes reflective sky blue and rose mirrored fields. Overall strike is well executed and there are no blemishes whatsoever. The assigned PR64 grade captures the available reflective luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1879 1879
PF64 NGC
592978003
F-101
Gem $695 Proof Strike, Gem Original, Sharp Reflective Luster, Olive-Blue Patina, Hammered Strike, Gerry fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful 1879 proof strike dime that has been in the Fortin cabinet since October 1999. I've always been fond of this piece for its thick toning and bold olive-blue coloring. This piece is a joy to photograph and has been employed as the F-101 plate coin for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Fields are sharply mirrored with bright light necessary, due to a rich patina layer, to enjoy reflective luster and lighter shades induced by those mirrors. I've price this one to sell quickly. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1880 1880
PF64
NGC
686403003
Choice $995 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Golden Mirrors, Rusted Reverse Die, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Philadelphia Mint's selection of dies for 1880 proof strike was a bit negligent. The F-102 die pairing includes an obverse die with repunched and broken digits in the date along with a rusted reverse. This new offering features sharp golden mirrors, gorgeous ring toning, and a complete strike. This superb example became the 1880 F-102 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. In the web-book, the following description is provided, "Both the second 8 and 0 digits in the date are broken. The 8 digit shows a broken punch at the bottom of the lower loop, while the 0 digit shows signs of a broken punch at 6:00 and 11:00. The second 8 digit is also repunched at the top of the upper loop. There is a die defect on the right upright of the 0 digit. (S)TATES exhibits strong doubling. Reverse B is rusted throughout the wreath and denomination. The die rust is most evident on the denomination." Purchased way back during June 1999 and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
PF63CAM NGC
398038003
F-103
Choice $600 Cameo Eye Appeal, Mirrored Fields, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This 1883 proof dime was purchased during late 1999 as part of the web-book die variety research project an has served me well since that time. Mirroredd fields have a few marks/hairlines that are consistent with the assigned grade. Light gold patina is more concentrated on the reverse. Employed as the F-103 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS63 PCGS
30694462
F-109
Choice $240 Repunched & Broken 3, Choice Surfaces, Rose-Gray Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A cool 1883 die variety plus Mint State preservation! This 1883 F-109 obverse features a weakly punched date with repunched 3 digit along with appears to be a "broken" lower loop on the same 3 digit. Surfaces are toned a rose-gray with embedded gold and olive shades towards the periphery. Employed as the 1883 F-109 coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book when published during August 2004. Purchased in the 2000 timeframe. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1883 1883
MS61 NGC
3887987018
F-116
Choice $200 Rich Frosty Luster, Peripheral Aquamarine Coloring, Typical F-116 Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lustrous 1883 Liberty Seated dime that was employed as the F-116 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Obverse has moderate peripheral aquamarine coloring while the reverse is untoned. The reverse frosty luster produces vibrant cartwheels under a light source. Surfaces are choice and unabraded. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1884 1884
MS64 NGC
259790007
F-102
Choice HOLD
$450
New June 14! Superb Eye Appeal, Thick Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Massachusetts Collection. 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 OGH
6405752
F-111
Choice HOLD
$450
Choice Original, F-111 Web-book Plate Coin, MS65+ Eye Appeal, Fairly Graded, Copper Harbor Collection.. A splendid 1884 Philadelphia strike with satiny cartwheel luster and eye appeal of a higher grade. Surfaces are toned light to medium violet-gray shades. The full strike adds to the overall eye appeal. Why is this lovely dime not in an MS65 or even MS66 graded holder? There is an obverse strike through mark (as made) between A(ME)RICA that has been net graded to MS64 but did not bother me when purchased in the late 1990s for the Liberty Seated dime die variety research project. This Copper Harbor offering remains as the F-111 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder.
Seated 10C 1884 1884
MS64 PCGS
10081852
F-102
Gem $485 New July 27! 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 1884S 1884-S
MS63 NGC
1654443022
F-105
R4
Original $1250 Scarce Date In Mint State, Thick Gun Metal Blue-Gray Toning, Accurately Graded. 1884 San Francisco dimes have a reported mintage of 565,969 but locating a mint state example will take patience and considerable searching. Few arrive to the marketplace on a regular basis and the divestment of a complete collection is typically where an example can be located. This lovely example came to market as a result of Seated dime set being broken up. This piece is strictly original with thick gun metal blue-gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The assigned grade is technically accurate due to the muted luster, by the thick patina, and one fully toned over mark on Liberty's lower left leg. If strict originality and a no question unmolested surfaces are your cup of tea, then this lovely 1884-S dime might be for you. Housed in early NGC holder with standard ring insert. Fairly priced too.....
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
AU55 PCGS
19290733
F-101
Original $450 Better Late San Francisco Date, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Grade, Copper Harbor Collection.. This 1884 San Francisco better date is perfectly original with gobs of residual luster. Strike is complete with full head and upper left reverse wheat grains being nicely defined. Light rose gold peripheral toning nicely frames the untoned centers. This lovely dime is free of any significant blemishes with just a few field ticks consistent with light circulation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A excellent value for the sophisticated collector.
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
AU50
PCGS
30718076
F-105
Choice $375 Iridescent Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1884 San Francisco strike with iridescent patina throughout obverse and reverse. Center rose is surround by aquamarine shades on the obverse while the reverse is pastel green with a thin golden ring at the periphery. Well struck for Type 2 Hub dies. The F-105 die pairing can be attributed by a Small S mintmark is that is boldly punched into the reverse die. Housed in 2014 Gen 5.0 PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
MS65
PCGS
25025400
F-104
Gem $775 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - A gem original example of the F-104 Misplaced Date in Denticles die variety. The top of an extra 8 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the normal 8 digit. This example features brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. Strike is essentially complete with hammered reverse devices but with some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Given that most Type 2 obverse hub strikes are generally weakly struck, this offering is above average. There are no surface abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A recently upgraded example from the Newtown Collection that warrants serious consideration for Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set collectors.
Seated 10C 1885 1885
MS62 PCGS
3233689
F-109
Original $235 Die Scratch in Gown, Thick Rose Gray Patina, Soft Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A bold obverse die scratches are present in the lower gown folds on the 1885 F-109 die pairing. Strikes from this obverse die are not often seen. This example has thick crusty rose-gray patina that mutes the surface luster. Under a light source, the fields are reflective with luster peeking out at the peripheries. Strike is typical for the With Legend design hubs. Housed in PCGS old green holder. The 1885 F-109 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
PR64CAM
PCGS
3758747
F-103
Choice $925 New June 9! Near-Gem Proof, Cameo Designation, Brilliant Mirrors, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Yet another release of the many proof Seated dime in my reference collection. The mintage for the 1886 date is always easy to remember at 886 pieces. How clever huh? Seriously, this dime was purchase at the 2004 August ANA show and was subsequently CAC approved. This is a near-gem example with sharp reflective mirrors and light gold toning. Fields are hairline free which is the basis for the green sticker. The 1886 F-103 proof strike plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS65 PCGS
3756017
F-115
Gem $750 Gem Original, Lustrous Pastel Toning, Fully Struck, Former Birmingham Collection.. This is the second time that GFRC has the pleasure to offer this lovely 1886 Seated dime. Initially sold out of the Birmingham Collection and now upgrade and back on the market. Pastel toning is the highlight with intermixed aquamarine, gold and rose coloring on the obverse and mottled gray, ebony and rose on the reverse. Bright light viewing exposes the luster and accentuates the colors. The overall strike is crisp with no signs of weakness. Same for blemishes as none were seen. If this dime has just a bit more flashy luster, then it would be a candidate for MS66 designation. In the current PCGS holder, it is accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert; serial number 3756017.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS65
PCGS
5765223
TOP #81
F-105
Gem $1100 Repunched 86 Digits, Gem Original, Golden Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, One of the Finest Examples of F-105 Variety, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Repunching of the 86 digits is well defined and easily seen in the images. One of the finest F-105 examples known while assembling the "web-book". Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with dazzling cartwheel effects. A transparent golden skin covers both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval is obviously warranted given the super originality, bold luster and eye appeal. Sold into the Cleveland Collection's Top 100 Variety set several years ago and now back on the market for the next passionate collector.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
MS62 NGC
1705898014
Choice $195 Sharp Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Choice for Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An unlisted 1886 Seated dime from the Fortin Collection that needs a new home. This is a frosty piece with swirling cartwheels. Speckled peripheral gold surrounds mostly untoned centers. Some reverse die cracks could lead to further research. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
AU58 PCGS
21274811
F-118
Original $125 Frosty Luster, Light Gold Skin, Minimal Rub, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The GFRC images accurately capture and present the attractive nature of this 1886 F-118 dime. Purchased as part of the Liberty Seated dime die variety research effort and employed as the F-118 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Fairly priced for the quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) 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 1887S 1887-S
MS63 PCGS
34764803
F-102
Choice $265 Repunched 1, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, City By The Bay Collection. Painful was the divestment decision by the City By The Bay consignor for this duplicate 1887-S F-102 Seated dime. Once arriving to the GFRC office, I understood why. This example has brilliant frosty luster and a complete strike plus minimal abrasions at the assigned grade. While the obverse has a faint gold skin, the reverse is covered with a pretty uniform rose-gold patina. A bright light activates swirling cartwheels. The repunching on the bottom of the 7 digit is easily seen with a 10x loupe. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU55 PCGS
85100432
F-101
Choice $160 F-101 Web-book Plate Coin, Choice Original, Light Gold Patina and Luster, Typical Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. I would be surprised if this dime were not to receive CAC approval since so choice original at the assigned PCGS grade level. The F-101 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Another fine numismatic offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection reflecting old time quality and originality.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
AU55
PCGS
10348063
F-110
Choice HOLD
$140
New July 4! Choice Original, Golden-Gray Toning, Unabraded Surfaces. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction! If in the market for an AU Liberty Seated dime as a type coin, this 1887-S might be the right candidate. Unabraded surfaces are covered with a mottled golden-gray patina on both sides. There is ample frost luster that is beyond the assigned grade level. Bright light inspection exposes active cartwheels. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
MS66 PCGS
50029230
F-111
Choice $600 Misplaced 8 in Base, Proof Like, Gem Toning, Birmingham Collection.. Rich gold and aquamarine patina covers this exceptional 1888 dime. Fully struck and attractive. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with serial number 50029230. No CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
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 1888S 1888-S
AU58 PCGS
85187756
F-110
Original $210 Better San Francisco Date, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Twin Lakes Collection. 1888 San Francisco strike receive little respect and are typically relegated to "common date" status. If checking PCGS population reports, one will instantly learn that 1888-S are scarce. PCGS AU58 population is a meager 11 pieces with few auction records (again due to common date status). The Twin Lakes Collection is divesting an F-110a example with brilliant frosty luster and untoned surfaces. Strike is complete. The top loop of the mintmark is filled. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1888S 1888-S
AU58 NGC
3832832048
F-104b
Original $225 Original Frosty Surfaces, Heavy Obverse Die Cracks, Cartwheel Luster, Copper Harbor Collection. . A bold example of the 1888-S F-104 die pairing with heavy die cracks on the left and right sides of base. This original example exhibits frosty cartwheel luster along with a s strike that is fully executed, Every device detail is deeply impressed. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Previously from the Gerry Fortin reference collection.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
PF65CAM
PCGS
3622188
F-101
Gem $1650 Gem Original, Mirrored Cameo Fields, Essentially Untoned. Gerry Fortin Collection.. Price Reduction Feburary 2021. A wonderful cameo example with watery mirrors and bold reflections under bright light. Surfaces are untoned except for a very faint layer of localize gold that the camera and image processing have enhanced. Full struck with not blemishes as one would expect with the PF65 assigned grade. PCGS population reports indicates (8) in PF65 Cameo while CAC has only approved (2) in PF65. This is one of the finest available at this grade level. Housed in early PCGS "Series" blue label holder and approved by CAC.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
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
Double Die Reverse
MS66 NGC
3025961003
F-122
Gem $1850 F-122, Double Die Reverse #3, Superb Gem Original, Gorgeous Rose and Peripheral Blue Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A marvelous example of the F-122 double die reverse #3 die pairing with spectacular offset reverse die doubling on the left wreath devices and denomination. A superb gem with heavy mint frost throughout obverse and reverse fields and major devices. Eye appeal is most pleasing due to old album ring toning. Rose centers are nicely framed by an aquamarine peripheral ring on the obverse while the reverse ring approaches solid blue coloring. Strike is absolutely hammered and provides an excellent view of the extensive reverse die doubling. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The F-122 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Yes, there is a pricing premium above a common date 1889 MS66 strike but the eye appeal and reverse doubling is well worth the premium. As noted old time coin dealer Jim O'Donnell would often say to me....Go find another example in the marketplace that matches this quality.
Seated 10C 1889 1889
MS65
NGC
958035003
F-110
Gem $985 Repunched 889, Gem Original, Golden-Aquamarine Patina, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A difficult 1889 Philadelphia die variety with repunching inside the lower loops of 88 and above the tail of the 9 digit. First listed by Fortin. This offering has to be one of the finest examples extant as I've seen few in my collecting career. Gem original surfaces are covered with semi-transparent golden-aquamarine patina. Frosty luster is brilliant with bold cartwheels during bright light viewing. The F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Purchased April 2003 and in the Fortin collection since that time. I really hate to let this one go but all die variety dimes must be eventually sold.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
AU58 NGC
3887987038
F-101
Original $275 Medium S, Original Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, City By The Bay Collection. 1889 San Francisco strikes become scarce in higher AU grades. PCGS population report indicates eight graded at the AU55 level and another nine at AU58 with few CoinFacts auction records. The date is definitely not "common" and will sell above those levels. Offered is one of the duplicate F-101 Medium S examples from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are original and emit frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is well executed with only the upper left wheat grains lacking full definition. Housed in newer NGC holder. A new "duplicate" release from the City By The Bay Collection.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
AU58 NGC
611686012
F-106
Choice $350 New June 14! Steely Fields, Peripheral Copper-Gold, Typical Strike for Variety, Massachusetts Collection. Purchased from GFRC during 2015, this lovely 1889-S F-106 is back in inventory for an overdue appearance via the Massachusetts Collection. Steely gray fields are nicely framed by peripheral copper-gold shades. Mint frost is seen in the protected areas. A choice example for the selective collector. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
AU55 NGC
3832832053
F-101
Original $245 F-101 Web-book Plate Coin, Near Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A pleasing 1889 San Francisco strike that is the F-101 plate coin within the The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-101 die variety features a Medium S sized mintmark with die file lines in the upper loop. Surfaces are strictly original with just a hint of gray patina. There is ample residual luster when viewing with a light source. A quality example that has been off the market since the mid 1990s. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
PR65CAM PCGS
30041395
F-101a
Gem $1250 Gorgeous Bullseye Toning, Cameo Proof, Reflective Luster, Tooled Die Crack Below Bow Knot, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This gorgeous 1890 proof strike validates that the Philadelphia employed reworked business strike dies for "proof strikes". The F-101 die pairing struck both circulation and proof strikes with the proofs coming after circulation strikes. What is amazing with this die pairing is a reverse die crack that developed from the right ribbon end downward to the denticles below the left ribbon end. Interestingly, an attempt was made to tool out the die crack on the reverse die prior to or during the striking of proof coinage. By using a side lighting source during the photography of the die crack for web-book illustration, the tooled area becomes evident. An important offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that is 1890 F-101a web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder as purchased during early 2004.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS66
PCGS
25380590
Gem $1100 Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Swirling Frosty Luster, Newtown Collection. A gorgeous mix of russet, aqua, and electric blue shades cover both sides of this gem Seated dime. The date and legend are strongly impressed while the reverse wreath is sharply detailed - even the kernels of corn exhibit clear separation. Swirling, frosty luster booms from both sides, and the effect is mesmerizing. This is a coin you will enjoying viewing for a long time. CAC has certified seven pieces finer, all in MS67. Note, the reverse blemish is on the holder. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
MS62
NGC
4189859004
F-108
Choice $295 Misplaced Digits in Lower Shield, Choice Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Accurately Graded. A wonderful crusty original 1890 dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are choice, blemish free and offer considerable luster for the assigned grade. The top loops of a 9 and 0 digits are visible in the lower shield. The extra 9 digit is located between shield lines 4 and 5 while the top loop of the 0 digit is located between shield lines 8 and 9. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval; conservative grading by NGC. A top quality offering and www.seateddimevarieties.com web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
AU50 raw
TOP #90
F-105
Original $85 Misplaced Digit in Gown, Strictly Original Surfaces, Top 100 Varieties #90. There is considerable remaining luster on this nice 1890 Philadelphia strike that also happens to be one of the Top 100 misplaced digit entries for the date. Obverse is nice and frosty while the reverse has golden patina throughout. Strike is above average for a With Legend design dime. There are several obverse blemishes that are not distracting. Fairly priced for the variety and Top 100 status.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS65 NGC
139702009
F-108a
Gem $2150 Small S, Late F-108a Die State, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Web-Book Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . The 1890-S F-108 Small S obverse die can rarely be found in a later die state with crossing die cracks through the date digits. One die crack starts at the top oval of the 8 digits and proceeds left through top of 1 digit, into the base and the rock where it terminates. A second die crack starts at the rim below the base of 1 digit and proceeds right through the lower loop of 8 digit, the top loop of 9 digit and into the base. The F-108a die state was discovered during 2014. Up until that time, this die state had not been seen on the limited number of F-108 Small S examples reviewed; most were found in lower circulated grades. The F-108a die state is considered to be very rare and is rated as R7. Since 2014, no other examples have been reported. This offering is the important discovery piece and the 1890-S F-108a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors aka the web-book. Gem surfaces exhibits large amounts of brilliant frosty luster and shimmering cartwheels. In hand inspection of this rare gem is recommended to appreciate the beauty not captured on GFRC images. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS64 PCGS
30035618
F-114
Choice $1050 Medium S, Brilliant Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Frosted Devices, Fully Struck, Newtown Collection. Liberty Seated dime collectors should pay special attention to the release of this duplicate 1890-S F-114 dime from the Newtown Collection. I'm having a great time viewing this piece under a lights source. A fantastic strike greets me along with mirrored fields on both sides. The main devices have a frosted finish leading to cameo effects. Faint mottled rose toning covers a portion of the obverse while the reverse is mostly untoned. There are a few reverse field ticks mentioned for 100% accuracy. Overall, eye appeal and luster are excellent reasons for adding this Newtown duplicate to your collection. Accurately graded and housed in older PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS62 NGC
4189862005
F-101
Choice $475 Choice Original for Variety, Misplaced 1 in Base, Challenging to Locate.. A pleasing Liberty Seated dime that is choice original including undisturbed surfaces covered with light gray patina. The F-101 die pairing is infrequently seen as my F-101 web-book plate coin was only an EF40 piece until locating this example. The misplaced 1 digit in the base is obvious on the obverse while the reverse appears to have been polished at least once since the triple repunching is no longer evident. I believe that this dime has an interim die state reverse between F-101 and F-101a whereby during F-101a, the reverse die is heavily polished and a significant portion of the devices details are removed and the mintmark being very weak. I've updated the F-101 webpage and used this dime as a plate coin. Definitely a dime for the advanced variety specialist. Housed in new NGC holder with serial number 4189862-005.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
MS62 NGC
4189140008
F-101a
R4
Choice $375 Misplaced 1 in Base, Polished Dies, Later Die State, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Copper Harbor Collection . Misplaced 1 digit in base die variety and quite scarce in late die state with weak medium S mintmark. Utilized as the F-101a plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die varieties guide. This is a lovely choice original example purchase from Brian Greer during October 1993 and a prized example in the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection for 25 years. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with crusty gray patina. Under a bright light, the reverse offers steely cartwheel luster that is impressive for the assigned MS62 grade level. Grade is limited by the thick obverse patina and its impact on luster. Housed in newer NGC holder. Fairly graded and ready for transfer into another important Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU55 PCGS
30624389
F-102
Original $185 Double Die Obverse, Original Ebony Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
AU50 PCGS
35696561
F-116
Choice $175 Choice Original Offering, Frosty Surfaces and Luster, Pleasing Cartwheels, Steely Light Gold, City By The Bay Collection. A naturally toned 1890 San Francisco struck dime from the F-116 die pair according to Fortin's web-book. (How often to do I get to reference myself?) Seriously, this City By The Bay Collection duplicate has been well preserved with above average surfaces. Grading is accurate. Frosty silver gray luster is as expected for a silver piece with strict originality. Residual mint frosty is still seen in protected areas. Strike is essentially complete with only a touch of weakness at the upper left reverse wreath. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
PR64CAM
PCGS
3705077
F-101
Gem $895 Watery Mirrors, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, A True Cameo, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An important offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that is 1891 F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. This offering is a no question proof strike with crisp watery mirrors on both sides. The resulting reflective luster and cartwheels are both substantial and most pleasing. Strike is hammered with all motifs deeply impressed. A true cameo that warranted CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. Purchased during May 2002 and being released back into the marketplace.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
MS66 PCGS
3481301
F-129
Gem $895 Gem Original, Flowing Satiny Luster, Mottled Steel-Violet Reverse, Gerry Fortin Core Date/Mintmark Set Duplicate. An outstanding final year Legend obverse Liberty Seated dimes purchased at the April 2004 CSNS HA sale for $1040. Since that purchase, this satiny original dime has been housed in my core date and mintmark set. MS66 Seated dimes have seen price reductions since 2004 with this duplicate being priced accordingly. Satiny surfaces offer golden peripheral toning on the obverse and mottled steel-violet hues across the entirety of the reverse. Completely fresh to market and seeking a new home in an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) with blue label and barcode on the reverse.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
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 1891 1891
AU53 PCGS
27930979
Original $100 Repunched Date, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Light Peripheral Gold, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . On the 1891 F-106 obverse, the 89 date digits are strongly repunched with the earlier punch visible in the lower loops. Kam Ahwash indicated that all digits in the date are repunched. However, I cannot detect the repunching on either of the 1 digits. A die crack runs from the left end of the base through the 189 digits, then up to the right base above the final 1 digit. Another die crack from toe up through AMERICA, then cap to Liberty's head.. A faint die crack joins (UNITED) at the top of the letters. This example is from my reference collection. Surfaces are strictly original with ample mint frost. Under a light source, residual cartwheel luster is bold. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
MS63 PCGS
12891754
TOP #96
F-106a
Choice $790 Repunched 89 Digits, Heavily Clashed Dies, Repinched Mintmark, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden-Rose Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful example of the 1891-O F-106a die pairing and late die state that features multiple die clashing on the obverse along with bold repunching of the 89 digits in the date. The reverse also offers a boldly repunched mintmark. This example has it all for the die variety specialist along with being at the mint state grade level. Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with substantial cartwheel effects. Strike is hammered with mint frost throughout the major devices. Formerly in the Gerry Fortin reference collection and sold into the Cleveland Collection towards filling out his Top 100 Variety set with mint state examples. Housed in old blue label holder with standard ring insert. The blue label reads "RPD & RPM, Obv & Rev Dies Clashed". A special Top 100 Varieties duplicate from the Cleveland Collection that is not often found in the marketplace.
Seated 10C 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
MS63 NGC
620399021
F-104
Choice $350 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1891-S Liberty Seated dime date does not receive much respect from collectors. 1891 brought the last year of Seated coinage with high mintages at the Philadelphia, New Orleans, and San Francisco mints. While the Philadelphia and New Orleans dies were used until terminal die states, San Francisco issued dimes are well struck without significant die cracks. Workmanship appears to be better for the western branch mint. Most will be found with rich frosty luster as is the case for this NGC MS63 graded specimen. Strike is about as good as can be expected for the With Legend hub design. A fully choice example that will please the knowledgeable collectors. Listed as the 1883 F-114 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors, or more commonly known as the web-book. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 10C 1891S 1891-S
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.