Liberty Seated Dimes

1837 to 1859 | Circulated Through EF45

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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.

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There are 50 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on October 22, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Large Date
EF40 raw
F-101b
Original $425 Large Date, Original Silver Gray Surfaces, Conservatively Graded, Ideal Type Coin. 1837 dated Liberty Seated dimes are always in high demand as a type coin. GFRC is having difficulties in stocking this date due to high demand. This lovely raw example was acquired at the 2018 Central States show in trade and originated from a type set housed in book shelf type set. Surfaces are nice and original with silver gray patina that is typical for the date. Residual luster is evident and pleasing. An ideal candidate for yet another stay in a book shelf type set.
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Small Date
VF35
PCGS
24396553
F-105
Choice $475 New October 16! Small Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Ideal Type Candidate, CAC Approval. Light gray toning decorates this partially circulated 1837 F-103 Seated dime. Surfaces are unabraded with traces of old verdigris as a testament to strict originality. The 1837 No Stars has been consistently popular as a type coin since the inception of type set collecting. This offering would fit nicely into a circulated type set and/or a regular date and mintmark set. Overall eye appeal is most pleasing at the grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 1838
No Drapery
EF45 PCGS
12942570
F-110a
Choice $375 Cracked Obverse #2, Late Die State of Partial Drapery Reverse, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1838 F-110 die pairing approaches its final die with a long bisecting obverse crack. Greer listed this obverse as Cracked Obverse #2. The obverse die exhibits a strong bisecting die crack starting from the rim, down through Star 7, Liberty's body and down along the outer right edge of the shield. The die crack alters direction, bends and exits to the rim directly below Liberty's foot. Reverse G exhibits considerable wear with a weakened die clash mark, the clash resulting from the pairing with the Partial Drapery obverse. This offering is the Greer plate coin for the Greer-104 die variety with his "Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes" published by DLRC Press. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Again used by Fortin as the 1838 F-110a web-book plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1838O 1838-O
No Stars
EF45
PCGS
28126603
TOP #3
F-101
Choice $825 New Orleans No Stars Type, Thick Crusty Olive Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Repunced Date, Top 100 Varieties #3, White Pine Collection. This 1838-O Liberty Seated dime's preservation is the definition of "crusty orignal". Both sides are uniformally encrusted with thick gray-olive and gold patina. Surfaces are unbraded regardless of commercial circulation. The F-101 variety features a repunched mintmark and will be found in varying die states. This example was struck from later die state dies given the eroded obverse denticles and reverse die crack through (UNIT)ED. Well struck and fairly graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder with CAC approval. A White Pine Collection "Top of the ladder" offering to consider.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28645438
TOP #10
F-105b
R7+
Choice $6500 Pie Shaped Shattered Obverse, Vertical Crack Die State, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The F-105b middle die state for the marquee 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse Die variety in F-105c terminal die state. During the F-105b middle die state, the obverse die exhibits a die crack starting at the rim and moving upward in between the 18 digits in the date and then through the right shield, Liberty's midsection, and ending at her shoulder clasp. Stars 8 is boldly repunched and Star 10 to a lesser extent. Significant radial die lines behind Liberty's lower gown are present. The 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse is only known in three distinctly different die states; early with no die crack followed by the middle die state with the vertical crack and of course, the terminal pie shaped die cracks. Originally purchased from Brian Greer during July 2000 as a raw AU and still believe this one is crusty AU. Gray-gold patina covers both sides. Conservative grading and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. The F-105b plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors reference guide. Probably the finest F-105b example known. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1839 1839
AG3 raw
F-105b
Original $215 Pie Shaped Shattered Obverse, Vertical Crack Die State, Original Gray, Ebony Highlights, Honest Wear. The 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse is found with four distinct die states; proof, circulation strike without die cracks, circulation strike with vertical die crack, and the full pie shattered obverse. This well worn offering is the middle die state with the vertical die crack. During this die state, the obverse die shows a die crack starting at the rim and moving upward in between the 18 digits in the date and through the right shield, Liberty's midsection and ending at her shoulder clasp. Stars 8 is boldly repunched and Star 10 to a lesser extent. Significant radial die lines behind Liberty's lower gown are present on higher grade examples. Given this example's low grade, the die crack from rim into the base is the only available diagnostic. Surfaces are well worn but the surfaces are nice and original. An inexpensive example of an R7+ die variety.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
VF35 NGC
1652175009
TOP #14
F-108
Original $950 Huge O, Choice Original, Birmingham Collection. This is one of the better examples seen while working with the Liberty seated dime series. Most Huge O dimes comes with some type of problem and strictly problem free examples in EF or better grades are rare. So along comes this wonderful example from the Birmingham Collection. Accurately graded and very close to EF due to the lapped obverse die and well worn reverse from 1838. Surfaces are covered with strictly original and uniform gun metal gray patina with hints of blue and rose intermixed. Strike is bold validates this is a middle die state example since there is no die crack from (U)NITED to the rim. In terms of blemishes, there are a few fully toned over old lines on the obverse but given this piece's grade rarity, they don't bother me in the least and should not bother the buyer. Housed in old NGC holder with standard circular insert. As a serious student of the Liberty Seated dime series, I enjoy handling consignment dimes that bring a good balance of quality, rarity and eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
VF25 PCGS
35106394
F-105b
Original $195 Late Die State, Peripheral Ebony-Gray Toning, Well Struck, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1839-O F-105b Seated dime will have die cracks throughout the obverse and reverse. Both dies are substantially worn in this final die state. A connecting die crack passes through all the stars on the obverse. On the reverse, die cracks are seen from (U)NITED to rim and from rim to right stem end. An appealing example from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Peripheral ebony-gray nicely frames the light gray centers. Strike is complete. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
VF20 PCGS
4820652
TOP #14
F-108
R5
Choice $350 Huge O Reverse, Early Die State, Atypical Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Top 100 Varieties Set. A crusty original example of the popular 1839-O F-108 Huge O reverse in an early die state. Surfaces are covered with a thick medium gray patina on both sides. An obvious early die state strike since stars 1 through 3 are well defined along with the 18 digits in the date. A quality example with unabraded surfaces and so well preserved. A fairly graded example with all seven letters in LIBERTY showing. Once the obverse die is lapped, F-108a example will have lower left obverse weakness that extends into the shield and lettering. Included in the Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties set as entry #14. Housed in PCGS Gen 2.2 old green holder with plastic haze on the lower reverse. Please note this fact when viewing the GFRC images. Attractively priced.
Seated 10C 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
F15 ANACS
280640
F-107
Original $495 Huge O Obverse, Small O Reverse, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1839-O F-107 variety results from a rare die pairing between the Huge O obverse with a Small O reverse. Both dies appear to have been lapped together as each exhibits considerable loss of device depth. The "Huge O" obverse is very weak at stars 1 to 3, the left base and the date punch. The Small O reverse exhibits a partial loss of AMERICA in the legend. Few examples of this variety have been seen over many years of researching the seated dime series. Most seen will be in the lower circulated grades as is the case with this AuburnNY Accordian offering. I've assigned an R6 rarity in grades of VF or better in the web-book and fully warranted. This example has spent time in an old album or velvet case. Obverse coloring is pinkish-rose and blues while aquamarine covers the reverse wreath. A very well struck example regardless of die polishing with grading being on the conservative side. Graders often grade the strike rather than wear on "Huge O" obverse strikes. Housed in ANACS old white holder.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
No Drapery
VF35 PCGS
85100413
TOP #15
F-103
Original $195 Popular Chin Whiskers Variety, Original Medium Gray-Ebony Toning, Well Struck, Undergraded. An original example of the popular 1840 No Drapery Chin Whisters variety. Surfaces are covered with thick medium gray patina and deeper ebony on the reverse. Strike is full as one expectes from nearly all 1840 No Drapery dimes. Fields and main devices are entirely blemish free. Heavy die polish lines under Liberty's chin are bold and easily seen with 10x loupe or on the GFRC images. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Please look closely at the GFRC images as this piece is undergraded at the VF35 level. I would grade EF40/EF45. An attractive original offerings for that #15 slot in a Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1840 1840
Drapery
VF25
PCGS
20527143
F-101
Choice $475 New September 3! With Drapery, Better Date, Crusty Gray, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal. 1840 With Drapery dimes are always in demand due to much lower availability than earlier No Drapery counterparts. It appears that few collectors paid attention to the 1840 design hub transition. Instead the mintage circulated heavily leaving just a handful of true Mint State examples for modern day collectors. This VF25 graded example is well preserved after spending a fair amount of time in circulation. Fields are toned a natural gray while wear points have much lighter coloring. The result is circulated cameo eye appeal for those so inclined. Surfaces are unabraded, another important factor contributing to overall eye appeal. CAC has only approved two pieces at the VF25 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
VF30 raw
TOP #14
F-108
Market Acceptable $180 Small O Mintmark, Micro Surface Ticks.. An even light gray/brown patina covers obverse and reverse. I've seen a fair number of 1840, 1841 and 1842 New Orleans dimes with the same micro tick marks mostly on the obvese. I believe this dime is original and not cleaned but does have micro tick marks and a line on the reverse rim. I've also seen some of these New Orleans dimes in PCGS holders where TPG recognizes the original surfaces and net grades the coin. Images well capture the dimes surface conditions and color. Interesting how weak the reverse denomination is.
Seated 10C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
VF20 PCGS
18602239
F-101
R6
Choice $315 Rare Large O Early F-101 Die State, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. The 1840-O Large O F-101 is a rare die state variety as compared to the more "available" F-101a where both obverse and reverse dies were lapped removing most of the obverse date punch details. The Cleveland Collection features a choice original example of this R6 die state. Surfaces are toned a natural ebony-gray on both sides. Conservatively graded as there is more residual device details that expected for a No Drapery dime graded VF20. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder. Given the die variety rarity and very conservative grading, this offering is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Old holder is a bit scuffy on the reverse.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
Genuine PCGS
15036924
TOP #20
F-102
Market Acceptable $14500 Transitional Small O Closed Bud Reverse, Rare AU Grade, Gerry Forting Top 100 Varieties Collection . Greer 101, Discovered after Ahwash published his Encyclopedia. Transitional Small 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. Small O Closed Bud dimes are more difficult to locate in EF or better with few known in AU and none in mint state. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. This example grades a full AU but has probably seen an old obverse wipe many years ago. The obverse is toned a light golden gray with deeper coloring across Liberty and the right field. The reverse is toned a uniform gun metal gray. Device details are crisp on the reverse allowing for an understanding of the Small O reverse die preservation state (die used to strike 1840-O F-107 dimes) in early 1841. The obverse has strike weakness at the gown line, head and stars 7 and 8. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and assigned a Genuine designation. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Sm O Sm Lett, FS-901". I get the Small O labeling by PCGS but not the Small Letters. Regardless of the PCGS Genuine designation, this is one of the finest 1841-O Small O Closed Buds extant and indicative of how rare a certifiable example actually is. A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
EF45
PCGS
38750400
F-109
Choice $270 Choice Original, Bold Strike, Residual Frosty Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1841-O F-109 plate coin at the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Purchased February 1995 and in my reference collection since that time. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
VG10 PCGS
4129856
TOP #19
F-101
Original $1150 Transitional Closed Bud Reverse, Large O, Antique Gray Patina, Well Defined Devices, Conservative Grading, Top 100 Variety #19. The Closed Bud Transitional reverse die varieties were struck during early 1841 at the New Orleans mint while awaiting fresh reverse dies from the mother mint in Philadelphia. Strikes from left over Large O and Small O reverse were first identified in the 1970s but early researchers Kam Ahwash and John McCloskey and later made popular by Greer. The VG10 graded example offers device details associated with a higher grade due to conservative grading. Both sides are covered with antique gray patina. The obverse scroll edges are sharp and well defined with all letters in LIBERTY clear. The reverse wreath is also intact with 50% of the leaves showing internal veins. Blemish wise, there are ancient lines on the obverse only. These are toned over and not distracting. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label has everything one needs to know about this variety, Transitional Rev, Largeg O, FS-902 (FS-003.3). Also listed in the Top 100 Varieties set on the PCGS and GFRC Registries as entry #19. Last sold by GFRC during the July 2014 timeframe from the West Coast Collection.
Seated 10C 1841O 1841-O
Transition Reverse, Large O
AG3 PCGS
81638051
TOP #19
F-101
Original $475 Transitional Closed Bud Reverse, Large O, Original Medium Gray Patina, Top 100 Varieties Set #19, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Price Reduction - May 21, 2020 - The Closed Bud Transitional reverse die varieties were struck during early 1841 at the New Orleans mint while awaiting fresh reverse dies from the mother mint in Philadelphia. Strikes from left over Large O and Small O reverse were first identified in the 1970s but early researchers Kam Ahwash and John McCloskey and later made popular by Greer. This example is so typical with an obverse that grades full Good but with a badly worn reverse. PCGS assigned an AG03 grade which is accurate. Surfaces are toned over with original gray patina. This piece is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The PCGS label has everything one needs to know about this variety, Trans Rev, Lg O, Sm Lett, FS-902 (FS-003.3), F-101. A nice original offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1842 1842
EF Details raw
F-103b
R7
Cleaned $450 Very Rare F-103b Die State, Rim Cuds at 10:00 and 4:00, Bold Struck, Cleaned and Retoned, Indiana Collection. The 1842 F-103b terminal die state is a no question R7 rarity. I have seen only four example (including this offering) since researching Liberty Seated dimes from 1990 to present. This new example offers a bold strike with EF45+ details. The obverse has been cleaned and retoned a deep bluish-gray. 10 loupe inspection reveals some obverse porosity in the right field. Fairly priced as few 1842 double cud obverse examples are known with not enough to supply interested die variety specialist.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
Medium O
EF45 raw
F-101a
Cleaned $175 Lapped Dies, Retoned, Light Gray Patina, New Jersey Collection. A classic example of the F-101a variety and die state with lapped obverse and reverse dies. This variety comes with poorly defined head and stars along with erratic reverse wreath leaves. The offered example has seen an old time cleaning resulting is reflective surfaces at the EF45 grade level. Faint hairlines are visible in the obverse fields with most covered by a new layer of gray patina. Removed from a Library of Coin album and off the market for several decades.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
Medium O
VF30 PCGS
26686977
TOP #23
F-103
Original $310 Top 100 Variety #23, Shattered Reverse #1, Reverse of 1841, Original Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. The 1842-O F-103 reverse is a leftover die from 1841. The reverse die degrades further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that the die 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 F-103 examples are seen 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. From the Cleveland Collection is a strictly original example with natural gray patina. Obverse strike is crisp while the reverse is typical of a polished out die. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder. Listed as #23 in the Top 100 varieties set which is featured in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
Medium O
VF30
PCGS
38750621
F-107
R3
Choice $335 Shattered Reverse #3, Medium O, Interim Die State, Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1842-O F-107 obverse die can be easily diagnosed via a die gouge at Liberty's left facing index finger. During a second reverse die pairing, the obverse is lapped resulting in weak obverse devices. As striking continue, the reverse develops a die crack at STATE(S) to rim. That die crack starts off as a round die blog (interim die state) and expands to a heavy die crack during later die states. The Fortin Reference Collection is selling off its last two F-107 examples. This interim die state VF30 specimen features choice original surfaces covered with olive-gold patina on the obverse and gun metal gray-blue on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
Medium O
VF30 PCGS
19028204
F-107
Choice $320 Shattered Reverse #3, Choice Original, Medium Gray, Typical New Orleans Strike, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. A choice original 1842 New Orleans struck dime with lovely gray patina that offers additional rose hues during bright light viewing. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and attractive during 10x loupe review. This is the F-107 die pairing with a progressively cracking reverse die and a lapped obvers die. Label as "Shattered Reverse #3" by Greer, the reverse first develops a die crack at STAT(ES) to rim followed by incremental die cracking at AMERICA. The lapped obverse has reduced the relief on Liberty's head and gown area along with surrounding states. An ideal and fairly priced example of the F-107 die variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC Approval. A quality duplicate from the Cleveland Collection that fits into the Top 25 Shattered and Ultimate Sets on the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
VF25 PCGS
38625618
F-102b
Original $450 Terminal Die State Reverse, Gray Patina, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1842-O F-102b attribution designates a terminal die state for the Obverse 2 and Reverse B die pairing. There is a massive die crack from the rim above ST(A)TES and across through STA(TES O)F. . The die crack through the tops of UNIT(ED) is also well pronounced. GFRC is most pleased to be offering what might be the finest example known of this rare die state. Surfaces are toned an even gray with embedded rose-gold on the reverse. The obverse has random lines in the fields that are ancient. With so few terminal die state example known, die variety specialists should seize the opportunity. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1842O 1842-O
Medium O
VF20
PCGS
83709929
F-102
Choice $230 Choice Original, Early Die State, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Massachusetts Collection. A superb 1842-O F-102 Seated dime at the assigned grade level. This piece has been perfectly preserved and provides moderate circulated cameo appearance. Dark gray fields provide a contrasting background for the lighter devices. Grading is most conservative. There are no die cracks to be found on either side indicating a very early die state strike. A Choice quality rating was a foregone conclusion for this fantastic dime. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1844 1844
VF30 PCGS
13463612
F-102
Original $650 Little Orphan Annie 1844 Dime, Original Gray Patina, Cleveland Collection. A popular 1844 date offering that is often referred to as the Little Orphan Annie date due to early 1990s dealer promotion. This ow mintage date (72,500) becomes scarcer in VF downright rare in EF or better. This original example is covered with gray-brown patina along with some embedded blues and rose. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. The PCGS holder has wear and is a bit scuffy. Another quality duplicate from the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 10C 1844 1844
VF30
PCGS
38299232
F-102
Choice $785 Little Orphan Annie, Thick Crusty Patina, Choice Original Gray, Residual Mint Frost, CAC Approval.. A perfectly original example of the popular 1844 date that is often referred to as the Little Orphan Annie date due to 1930s promotion by Frank C. Ross. This offering is a consummate example of thick crusty natural patina. Under that patina is residual mint frost as seen throughout the reverse legend and within the denomination. Strike is typical for the date which means some weakness at the head, gown line, and throughout the reverse wreath and bow knot. PCGS grading is conservative based on wear alone. The residual mint frost suggests a higher grade. CAC was in agreement and provided green bean approval. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1845 1845
EF45 PCGS
60144590
F-102a
Choice $495 Repunched 8, R6 Rarity, Residual Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, Undergraded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This 1845 F-102a offering stands as one of the "Holy Grails" of Liberty Seated dime die variety collecting. Greer defines three repunched date varieties for 1845. Two of the three repunched date varieties are easy to attribute and to locate. They are F-103 (Greer 101) and F-107 (Greer 103). Greer's third repunched 1845 date is labeled as Greer 102 (now F-102a). Greer indicates, for this variety, that there is strong repunching above the 8 digit, but this repunching quickly fades away. Dr. Tim Cook first provided me with an example of Greer 102 for study during 1992. Years of Liberty Seated dime research took place while being unsuccessful in locating another specimen for the web-book. Fortunately, I purchased the Tim Cook dime at the May, 2005 Heritage CSNS Signature sale. After years of research and few known, the best explanation for the repunching above the top loop of the 8 digit is the requirement of a deep hammered strike during the obverse die's early die state. A complete explanation can be found at The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collector and the F-102a page. This offering is the original Tim Cook dime, web-book plate coin, and one of the few 1845 F-102a examples known. I have seen one to two other example with this piece being the finest. PCGS grading is a bit bizarre as this dime is boldly struck with limited wear. How PCGS arrived at an EF45 is unknown. I grade this piece AU53 with sufficient frosty luster for that grade level. A magnificent strike with die chips surround many of the obverse stars. Surfaces are toned an even gray with subtle gold at the peripheries. The variety premium is substantial but so is the rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1846 1846
VF20 PCGS
27157436
F-101
Choice $1050 Price Reduction March 16, 2020 - Key With Stars Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Grade, Under Construction Collection. 1846 Philadelphia strikes are well recognized as being the key date for With Stars design type. Mintage is only 31,300 with most surviving examples being in lower circulated grades. This date is prohibitively rare in Mint State with two examples known. At the mid circulate grade level, this lovely VF20 has much to offer a serious collector. Surfaces are choice with no distracting blemishes. Toning is a light gray that allows the major devices to nicely contract with the surrounding fields. Strike is typical. There are a few very faint micro lines on the reverse between ONE and DIME that will appear if the coin is perfectly angled under a bright light. This is mentioned for 100% accuracy as the micro lines are not evident during in hand viewing. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. A solid 1846 example that will be heading to CAC for review if not sold by Summer FUN.
Seated 10C 1846 1846
F15 NGC
3382139013
F-101
Original $825 Key With Stars Date, Original Gray-Gold, Bold Devices, Accurately Graded. 1846 circulated strikes are accomplished on a single die pair. On the business strike obverse, the 6 digit in the date has a defect between the upper loop's ball and the upper section of the lower loop. The space between the crossbar of the 4 digit and the bottom feet is partially filled. Liberty's fingers, on the right hand grasping the pole, are poorly defined. 1846 Philadelphia strikes were limited to 31,300 and have the honor as the key date with the With Star issue. In AU or better, this date is extremely rare. The offered example sports considerable wear but has well defined devices and no abrasions. A strong representative of the 1846 date for a mid circulated grade date and mintmark set. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1846 1846
F12 PCGS
16772220
F-101
Choice $750 With Stars Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Ebony-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. An ideal candidate for a mid grade circulated Seated dime date and mintmark set. CAC approval validates what is obvious to my eyes. Surfaces are toned over with crusty ebony-gray skin that is 100% original. Eye appeal is above average due to nice contrast between the lighter main devices and darker toned fields. Surfaces are fully choice regardless of fairly extensive amount of time in circulation. If that 1846 hole in your set has become annoying, this lovely Fine 12 example should alleviate the anxiety. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1849 1849
Repunched Date
EF40
PCGS
30447877
F-104
Gem $325 Repunched 8 and 9, Prior Listings as 1849/8 Overdate, Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Both Ahwash and Breen listed the F-104 obverse as the 1849/8 Overdate, while Greer suggested that the 1849/8 is only a repunched date. During development of the Seated dime web-book, close inspection of several F-104 examples under high power stereo microscope, Ied me to agree with Greer that the traces of the originally punched digits in the upper loops of 8 and 9 are that of an 8 and 9 and not 8 and 8. This conclusion is based on the shapes and rotations of the upper ovals of the 8 and 9. The offered example is gem original at the assigned grade level. How I hate to part with this example after holding it since May 1995. This piece was purchased directly from Brian Greer after he used the coin for the F-104 macro image within his "Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes" published by DLRC Press. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. The 1849 F-104 web-book plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors thome.
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
Small O
EF45 PCGS
11778906
F-102
Choice $495 Small O, Near Gem Steely Gray with Light Gold Rims, Residual Luster, Conservative Grading. When buying new GFRC inventory, I typically place a collector hat on and search out those coins with superior eye appeal while being accurately graded. Having a keen sense of individual Liberty Seated dime strike characteristics is also quite helpful. When I first laid eyes on this 1849-O dime, the purchase decision process was short and predicated on a reasonable price for the quality. Why do I like this piece so much? 1849 New Orleans dimes are poorly struck as a rule coupled with many pieces being produced from lapped dies. These dimes circulated heavily and most are seen with one problem of the other. This F-102 example is one of the better seen in a number of years. The assigned PCGS EF45 grade is conservative and more related to obverse strike weakness than wear. Surfaces are essentially pristine with lovely original gold ring surrounding the stars. Residual luster is quite evident under a light source. Trust me that 1849-O dimes don't often come this nice. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The asking price is high but so is the quality on this example.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
Large O
VF30 raw
F-101
R3
Market Acceptable $185 Typical Large O Strike, Retoned Surfaces, New Jersey Collection. Yes, the 1849-O F-101 Large O dimes are typically with weak obverse strikes including flat heads and stars. Locating a fully struck F-101 1849 New Orleans will take years of searching. This example has seen a long ago clean and is complete retoned and attractive gray with rose and blue hues. I've designated this example as "market acceptance" due to the quality of the secondary toning. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in Library of Coin album for decades and fresh to market.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
Small O
VF30 PCGS
28176897
F-103c
Choice $230 Small O, Crusty Gray Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck for Variety . The 1849-O F-103c die variety results when a lapped obverse die is paired with fresh reverse die. Of all the 1849-O die pairing and die states, the F-103c pairing probably comes the best struck. However, the date digits are quite weak due to die lapping. This offering is covered with uniform crsuty gray patina and has unabraded surfaces. Faint obverse rust pits wear quickly and are not too evident on this example. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder.
Seated 10C 1849O 1849-O
Large O
VF30
NGC
4206292008
F-101b
Original $350 Large O, Late Die State, Original Uniform Light Gray, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection . 1849 New Orleans Large O coinage is notorious for being weakly struck. During later die states with a crack reverse die (F-101b), the obverse is always weak with flat heads and stars being the rule. This example, from the Tenafly Collection, is typical and is undegraded based on wear at the assigned VF30 grade level. This example is a full EF40 if not better, but the TPG will net grade the strike. CAC review resulted in a green bean due to strictly original surfaces and conservative grading. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1850O 1850-O
F12 PCGS
30447879
F-105a
Choice $205 Reverse Rotated Left 45 Degrees, Popular Die State, Choice Original Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. The Large O F-105 Reverse is rotated left by approximately 45 degrees on a tiny number of examples of 1850 New Orleans struck dimes. Dick Osburn was the first to discover and report a rotated reverse for 1850 New Orleans coinage. The discovery piece graded VG-8. Afterwards, several other higher grade examples appeared in the market. We should not be surprised to find an 1850 New Orleans dime with a rotated reverse considering that three of the four 1849-O die pairings produced a rotated reverse event. From this new evidence, we know that the systematic die alignment problem that plagued the New Orleans mint in 1849 extended into 1850. The offered example is choice with crusty gray patina on both sides. Well struck and accurately graded. There is an ancient vertical line through the upper obverse shield noted for completeness. A quality example that is housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. From the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 10C 1851O 1851-O
VF25 PCGS
38744535
F-101
Original $250 Tough New Orleans Date, Early Die State, Conservative Grading. 1851 New Orleans dime mintage is reported at 400,000 pieces. Since the typical die pair of that period struck no more than 250,000 coins, one would assume that several die pairs were employed that year. Years of research have only revealed a single die pair that experiences die lapping during the long production lifespan. Late die state strikes will have soft obverse devices including most of the drapery effaced and weak stars. This new offering was struck during the beginning of 1851 dime production. The Liberty device is bold along with a raised scroll on the shield. Surfaces are toned a light original gray with no abrasions. Stars are big and bold. If planning to add an 1851-O date to the date and mintmark set, selecting an early strike would be wise. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
Hubbed Date and Arrows
VF20
PCGS
40394878
F-105
Gem $185 New October 22! Shattered Reverse, Gem at Grade, Peripheral Gray, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A gem circulated example of the Hubbed Arrows and Date F-105 die pairing. This die marriage results in a shattered reverse die with bold diagnostics. A large crack through UNIT(E)D and bold vertical die crack through right wreath are readily evident. This superb example is fully struck. Both sides are consistently toned with light gray patina and darker peripherals that add lots of eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A super offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
35380155
TOP #39
F-103
Original $350 Cracked Obverse, Oblique O Mintmark, Choice Original, Challenging Top 100 Variety, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. During years of conducting Liberty Seated dime die variety research, I've seen my share of 1854-O dime with the oblique O mintmark reverse. However, later die state examples with bold die cracks from rim up to left arrow and 1 digit, are much scarcer. To qualified for inclusion into a Top 100 Varieties set, these die cracks must be present and obvious. This example definitely qualifies for a Top 100 set and then some. The die cracks have transitioned in a nice internal die cud between the left arrow and 1 digit and also on top of the 1 digit. Probably one if the latest die state examples I've seen. Surfaces are original and covered with crusty gray patina with embedded rose hues. Strike is complete and surfaces are entirely blemish free. A fair value at the asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
29200301
TOP #38
F-102
Market Acceptable $1485 Shattered Obverse, Top 100 Varieties Semi-Key Date, Golden Retoned Surfaces, So Close to Original, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. An important Top 100 Varieties offering to consider. Some history is in order. This is the second time that GFRC has handled this 1854-O Shattered Obverse dime that resides in a PCGS EF Details - Cleaning holder. Surfaces are slightly dull in appearance as would be expected for a silver piece graded EF. The entire dime is covered with a uniform golden patina that becoming darker at the rims. Again normal for an original silver coin. The issue is the golden toning that results when a dipped coin sits in a paper 2x2 envelope for many years. Some silver coins will acquire golden coloring rather than grays. This is the case here as the offered F-102 dime has no signs of any mechanical cleaning. Eye appeal is strong for the variety with bold shelf metal through the date. There are no blemishes whatsoever to mention. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with PCGS Genuine Cleaning XF Cleaning label. From the Cleveland Collection with in hand inspection being recommended being drawing any negative conclusions.
Seated 10C 1854O 1854-O
VG08
PCGS
37211501
TOP #38
F-102
Choice $695 Shattered Obverse, Popular Top 100 Variety, Natural Gray Toning, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1854 New Orleans struck dimes include the popular shattered obverse variety with a massive die crack that encircles the obverse. Late die examples form a shelf like boundary between the date area and the rim denticles. I like to call this phenomenon, "shelf metal" as the working die has completely broken apart and is floating inside the jig. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection brings a well circulated original specimen with CAC approval. Though the grade is only VG08, the shelf metal at the date and encircling die cracks are bold under a 10x loupe. Reverse devices are also well formed including a high elevated rim. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label presents the attribution as, "Arrows, F-102 Large O".
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
EF45 PCGS
30447890
F-116
Choice $145 Misplaced 8 Digit, Doubled Obverse Die East, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. On the 1856 Small Date F-111 die variety, a misplaced top of an 8 digit is visible to the right of the bottom of the scroll end. Obverse die doubling is seen in the lower gown lines above the base and to the left and right of the pendant. The doubling occurs in a northeasterly direction. A super original example with thick crusty toning. Choice surfaces and a full strike are two other compelling reason to consider this example. I'm proud to have been the first specialist to identify this misplaced date variety way back in 1995. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1856 1856
Small Date
EF40 PCGS
30447893
F-107
Choice $150 New October 11! Misplaced Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Original, Cleveland Collection. 1856 dated dies suffered a few errant punch events commonly known as "misplaced dates". 1756 Small Date Philadelphia strikes are not typical recognized for several misplaced date die varieties. The most important, yet under appreciated, is the F-107 die pairing with the bottoms of extra 856 digits being visible in the rock just below the pendant. These extra digits are difficult to identify on circulated specimens. However, the date punch is positioned the furthest right of any 1856 obverse die which helps with attribution. The Cleveland Collection duplicate is toned a natural gray and is unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. The extra digits are well defined and easily seen with 10x loupe.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
EF45 PCGS
28172767
F-106
R4+
Choice $285 Rusted Obverse Die, Repunched Date, Choice Original, Undergraded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Greer 103 Macro Image Plate Coin. An incredible 1856-O F-106 example that provides access to the heavily rusted Obverse 4 die and its widespread center device erosion. Surfaces are strictly original and choice with golden patina through out the obverse and peripheral gold on the reverse. Please have a close look at this piece as there is very little wear on the surfaces. The die erosion is so bad that most details are gone leading to an EF45 grade assignment by PCGS. This is another one of those cases where we question the grading as being wear or strike. Purchased raw from Brian Greer during December 1992 and in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since that time. I hate to see this piece leave the fold as it is also the F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1856O 1856-O
EF45 PCGS
28172766
F-108
Choice $275 Medium O, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Light Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Medium O, F-108 die pairing. The third Medium O reverse employed by the New Orleans mint during 1856. The Medium O mintmark is positioned left and low. Die clashing is visible between DI(ME) and above the lower leaf to the right of the mintmark. This conservatively graded example was purchased at the 1996 ANA World's Fair of Money show and subsequently graded. Soft frosty luster is pleasing and more consistent with an AU grade level. A typical weak strike on the wreath leaves mostly likely accounts for the EF45 grade. A top quality example that will please the most selective collector. The plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors reference guide. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1856S 1856-S
VF25 raw
F-101
Original HOLD
$1250
New October 11! First Seated Dime San Francisco Strike, Light Gray Patina, Unabraded, Cleveland Collection. 1856 brought the first Liberty Dime strikes at the San Francisco mint. During 1855, the mint had launched its Seated quarter and half dollar production. 1856-S dime production amounted to only 70,000 with nearly all entering everyday commerce. Few MInt State examples are known. The Cleveland Collection is back with several Seated dime divestments. This raw 1856-S specimen is fairly graded at VF25. Surfaces are covered with medium natural gray patina. Verdigris is seen surrounding the major devices with 10x loupe. This is typically a telltale sign of strict originality. An ideal offering for those pursuing Dansco and Whitman album collections.
Seated 10C 1857O 1857-O
EF40 PCGS
36241167
F-101
Original $80 Popular New Orleans Date, Light Gray, Original Surfaces, Massachusetts Collection. An early die state example of the F-101 die variety before the reverse die cracks appear. Both sides are toned an even light gray. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1858O 1858-O
EF45 PCGS
28176907
F-101
Choice $245 Tough New Orleans Date, Light Olive-Gold Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Under Construction Collection. New Orleans struck dimes during 1858 are constantly popular with collectors. Mintage is low at 290,000 with limited survival rates. This example, from the Under Construction Collection, brings another choice candidate to market. Accurately graded with olive-gold patina gracing the obverse and uniform darker olive on the reverse. Obverse has lighter overall coloring with ample residual luster. Random pieces of vedigris are seen on obverse and reverse. One obvious black piece of verdigris rests below Liberty's nose. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 10C 1859S 1859-S
VF30 raw
F-101
Original $1650 New October 11! Scare San Francisco Date, Olive-Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Cleveland Collection. 1859-S dated dimes are always a prize for those attempting to build a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set. This Cleveland Collection duplicate is conservatively graded as VF30 due to typical striking issues that plagued this date. The fully raised and complete scroll along with rounded lower leg suggests an EF40 grade is warranted. Reverse strike is also weak with wreath leaves that are missing most of their veins. An inexperienced collector with the Seated dime serious may not understand the problematic With Stars striking characteristics. Surfaces on this raw offering are original with uniform light olive-gold patina. An ideal candidate to fill that long standing hole in a Dansco or Whitman album collection.