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 57 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 21, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1837 1837
Small Date
EF45 raw
F-104
Original $475 Dusty Golden Patina, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Ideal for Dansco Album. 1837 No Stars Seated dimes are always in demand as a type coin. It is difficult to keep this date in stock therefore always on the lookout for original specimens. Offered here is a lovely raw F-104 Small Date example with dusty golden patina. Strike is complete and wear is limited. A fair grade of EF45 has been assigned and priced accordingly. Surfaces and fields are entirely blemish free. Perfect for a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf type coin set.
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
Large Date
EF40 PCGS OGH
4309211
F-101b
Original $485 F-101b, Large Date, Steely Gray Patina, Undergraded, Fully Struck, Heavy Obverse die Cracks. Do you think this 1837 Large Date Seated dime is a little undergraded? An excellent F-101b example with original gun metal gray patina and steely fields. Pie shaped obverse die cracks are thick and raised off the surface. Strike is well executed. I'm calling this one a full EF45 but keeping the offer price reasonable. Housed in PCGS old green holder. Yet another quality type coin possibility from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection of Liberty Seated coinage.
Seated 10C 1837 1837
No Stars, Small Date
VF35
PCGS
24396553
F-105
Choice $475 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 1837 1837
VF30 PCGS
81123377
TOP #2
F-103a
Choice $400 New April 1! Small Date, Crusty Original, Bold Strike, Conservatively Graded, Top 100 Varieties. A crusty original 1837 Small Date F-103a example with horizontal reverse die crack. Surfaces are covered by a thick crusty gray skin that screams originality. Strike is bold and pleasing. A choice example that fits nicely into a Top 100 Varieties collection. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Small Date designation on label. No CAC attempt, but one is warranted.
Seated 10C 1838O 1838-O
No Stars
EF45 PCGS
35786359
TOP #3
F-101
Original $750 No Stars Design Type, Repunched Date, Steely Silver Surfaces, Peripheral Gold, Eroded Dies, Top 100 Varieties #3. 1838 New Orleans strikes are always popular as a No Stars type coin with a bit more challenge than 1837 Philadelphia counterparts. This original example offers steely silver surfaces with some peripheral gold. This piece was struck from the F-101 die pairing (repunched mintmark) and qualifies for the Top 100 Varieties set. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and pleasing. A late die state strike as both the obverse and reverse dies have considerable metal flow lines into the denticles. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1838O 1838-O
No Stars
EF40
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 1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
VF35 NGC
1652175009
TOP #14
F-108
Original New Price
$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
VF35
PCGS
28659610
F-102
Choice $240 New May 12! Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction, Small O, Choice Original Surfaces. Second GFRC appearance with CAC approval this time around; conservatively graded. Strictly original surfaces with medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Obverse die cracks consistent with the F-102 Small O variety designation are evident. A quality No Drapery Liberty Seated dime for consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
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 OGH
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 OWH
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
With Drapery
EF40 PCGS
14967249
F-101
Choice $725 Challenging With Drapery Design, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Under Construction Collection. 1840 brought a design shift from the No Drapery obverse, with hand punched stars, to the With Drapery design per Robert Hughes. Few of the new design were saved resulting in the date being difficult to locate fully choice and rare in EF or better regardless of the reported mintage of 377,500. I see probably ten No Drapery examples for every With Drapery that crosses my desk though the mintage is less than three times larger (981,500 vs. 377,500). The Under Construction Collection consignor is divesting the balance of his holdings including this important PCGS EF40 example. Surfaces are covered with a crusty olive-gray skin that is 100% original. Strike is typical for the date as the Philadelphia mint saw immediate striking issues with the new With Drapery design. A choice original example that is accurately graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) 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 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
EF40 PCGS
28715648
F-110
Original $495 Small O, Original Medium Gray, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Web-Book Plate Coin. Yes, I'm slowly releasing Liberty Seated dimes from reference collection. Offered here is the New Orleans 1840 F-110 web-book plate coin that was purchased during February 2001 and PCGS graded during 2014. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with a uniform gun metal gray patina. This one of the small O varieties and in an early die state. Surfaces are entirely blemish free but there is a small rim bump at 8:00 on the reverse. Overall, an attractively graded early Liberty Seated dime. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
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 New Price
$475
New May 21! 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
EF40
PCGS
34823042
TOP #22
F-102a
Choice $750 Superior F-102a Offering, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Top 100 Varieties #22, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A wonderful 1842-O F-102a example to consider given the complete strike and unabraded surfaces and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Light gray patina is uniform and covers both sides. Obverse strike is especially pleasing and contrasts sharply with the shattered and worn reverse. This reverse sees considerable usage and develops numerous die cracks from the rim in the legend and wreath. This late F-102a die state was previously designated "Shattered Reverse #2" by Brian Greer in his 1992 guidebook. The F-102a die state is listed within the Top 100 Varieties set due to the abundance of reverse die cracks. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A gem original offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
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 New April 16! 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 New May 14! 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 1843O 1843-O
F15 PCGS
33173765
F-101
Original $650 Scarce New Orleans Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Ebony-Gray Fields, White Pines Collection. The 1843 New Orleans Seated dime date is finally securing the respect it deserves. The limited mintage circulated heavily in the deep South as a replacement for Spanish hard currency. Few survivors are known at the AU grade level, with the date being prohibitively rare in MInt State! Present date collectors must be satisfied with nice examples grading in the Fine through Very Fine grades in most cases. This new GFRC offering features ebony-gray fields that are darker on the reverse. The dark fields bring about circulated cameo appeal for those who are so inclined. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A White Pine Collection "Top of the ladder" offering to consider.
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 New May 14! 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
VF25 PCGS
12480856
F-101
Original $1275 December 2019 Price Reduction! Key With Stars Date, Original Ebony-Gold, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. 1846 Philadelpha strikes are the key date for the 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. This mid circulated grade example, from the Union Bridge Collection, offers nice ebony-gold original surfaces that are entirely blemish free. Obverse strike is bold and well executed while the reverse exhibits typical weakness at the lower wreath leaves and ribbon bow. When viewed under a light source, the darker ebony coloring gives way to the embedded gold. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
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 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 New May 11! 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 New May 14! 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
EF Details PCGS
37060222
F-107
Market Acceptable $200 Rare Medium O Variety, Natural Gray Patina, Grainy Surfaces, Typical Strike, Newtown Dansco Album Collection. Honestly, this 1850-O F-107 Medium O dime was plucked from the Newtown Dansco album in anticipation of a straight PCGS grade. The toning is a natural gray and covers both sides. I was initially surprised to see the EF Details certification on the PCGS grading report. Once this piece was back in the office and studied, I can see the issue. The surfaces are grainy or textured and covered with some dark verdigris. It does appear that this dime saw a clean during its early life and subsequently toned over. Having said all of that, the F-107 Medium O mintmark size is most difficult to locate. This offering would be a good filler and is price fairly consistent with the PCGS details grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 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 1852 1852
G04 PCGS
81367838
F-105b
Choice $195 Complete Reverse Cud, Thick Crusty Original Patina, Undegraded, Top 25 Cud Variety Set Listing. When I first starting dealing in coins back in 2013, the 1852 F-105b reverse die cud could be found with diligent searching. In the past three to four years, this cud die state has proven to be elusive. The Chicago ANA produced a crusty original example that is certify as G04 but warrants a higher designation due to the bold raised rims and device details. At GFRC, terminal dies states with retained cuds typically bring $200 to $250. This 1852 F-105b example is priced accordingly and should not last long. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1853 1853
No Arrows
EF45 PCGS
81747624
TOP #34
F-101a
Original $700 Rare No Arrows Design Type, Light Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Heavily Clashed Obverse, Top 100 Varieties. The 1853 No Arrows dime remains elusive in all grades other than Mint State. 1853 was a substantial transitional year for American coinage. Early in 1853, the Philadelphia Mint produced 95,000 dimes under the old weight standard of 2.67 grams. Subsequently in 1853, the planchet weight was reduced to 2.49 grams. To signify the change, engravers initially hand punched arrows on either side of the date, and proceeded to strike over 12 million pieces. Since issued by the Philadelphia mint, there were enough local collectors to save some Mint State No Arrow examples with the balance reaching circulation. This new inventory offering walked up to the GFRC table at the Atlanta ANA show and was promptly purchased. An original light gray skin covers both sides and still allows residual luster to appear during bright light inspection. Strike is complete with heavy obverse clashing that qualifies F-101a die state for the Top 100 Varieties set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Hurry on this offering as No Arrows dimes don't typically last long.
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 New April 23! 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
VF30 raw
F-107
Original $70 Misplaced Digits Below Pendant, Scarce R4+ Rarity, Original Gray Surfaces. A very scarce 1856 Small Date die variety with multiple misplaced digits in the base. The bottoms of extra 856 digits are visible up in the base 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 as an additional diagnostic. This raw VF30 example offers natural gray surfaces and 10x loupe access to bold misplaced digits. An excellent F-107 example at an attractive price.
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
VF35 NGC
1707681036
F-101
Choice $1385 Key With Stars Date, Thick Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, 100% Original, Under Construction Collection. First year of Liberty Seated dime production at the San Francisco mint with limited mintage of 70,000. Most surviving examples are seen with problems including a fair number that end up being TPG certified. This NGC VF35 certified example is perfectly original and so well preserved. Choice surfaces are uniformly covered with a thick layer of gun metal gray patina. Fields and devices are essentially unabraded with a random obverse field tick that is not worthy of mention. Strike is typical for 1856-S production with weakness on the reverse wreath leaves cited for accuracy. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Eventually, this dime should reholdered in modern edge view holder to improve the visibility. This is a choice piece that is hampered by the small insert opening in the old NGC holder. From the Under Construction Collection.
Seated 10C 1857 1857
PF64
NGC
685163003
F-101
Gem $4750 F-101 Proof Strike, Rare Early Date, Ex. Pittman Collection, CAC Approval, Watery Mirrors, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. Pittman Collection and off the market since April 2002 in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. A boldly reflective example of the early 1857 proof rarity. Watery mirrored fields offer brilliant clarity and reflectivity. An absolutely hammered strike with all devices being sharply struck and defined in high relief. A transparent thin golden film covers the surfaces on both sides. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed the lightest ancient obverse field lines which account for the assigned grade on this highly appealing Gem offering. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality, overall eye appeal and quality consistent with the Pittman pedigree. An important opportunity for the astute Liberty Seated dime advanced collector to snag a piece of numismatic history. The F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 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 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 1859S 1859-S
VF25 raw
F-101
Cleaned $495 Challenging Date, Light Glossy Gray, Old Cleaning, Massachusetts Collection. 1859 San Francisco strikes have a small mintage of 60,000 and a very low survival rate choice as nearly all examples entered circulation during the busy California gold rush era. This example is typical of many seen with light gray surfaces from a long ago cleaning. This rare date is slowly retoning with darker patina surrounding the stars. Accurately graded as VF25 with a few tiny blemishes that are of no consequence given the retoning surfaces. From the "Bunker Collection" that was sold about 2005 on eBay and now being offered by the Massachusetts Collection consignor. Many collectors need this date to fill a hole in their Dansco or Whitman albums. Lay-a-ways are possible.