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Liberty Seated Dimes

1860 to 1891 | 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 36 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 26, 2022

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1860S 1860-S
EF40
PCGS
39135298
F-101
Choice $1000 New July 3! Choice Original, Undergraded, Full EF45, Wisconsin Collection.. The overall patination of this early San Francisco piece is coin gray, with silver color peeking out from the protected areas. The strike is typical, with star centers evident if not strong, while Liberty’s hairline is near smooth. F-101, with a noticeably downward sloping date. The CAC census includes 32 pieces in all grades. Ex. Dallas Collection, a pedigree that represents an ample number of low-population, CAC approved Liberty Seated dimes. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
EF45
PCGS
18352299
F-101
Choice $1100 New July 3! Choice Original, Dallas Collection.. A medium skin of silver and grey patina blanket both sides, while light crust clings to the protected areas of the shield and wreath. Weak strikes plague the San Francisco Seated dime series, and this piece is typical, with a softly impressed ribbon. The story on the obverse is better, with the head exhibiting a fair amount of inner detail. F-101, the only die pair for this issue. CAC notes 23 pieces total across all grades, a remarkably low total given 15 years of operation. Bidders, take note! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
EF40 PCGS
18540826
F-101
Original $550 Price Reduction March 16, 2020 - Better San Francisco Date, Original Surfaces, Medium Gray, Typical Strike, Under Construction Collection. Though the 1864-S date is the most available among the 1861-S through 1867-S Civil War "dates", locating a quality example will take patience. When a quality set comes to market, the 1864-S date is typically well represented as nice original specimens can be had. This GFRC offered example is all there for the assigned PCGS EF40 grade. Surfaces are toned an even light gray with some golden hues under a light source. Strike is nearly complete with well defined STATES OF on the obverse; a typical problem area for some Civil War working dies. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes to discuss. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry.
Seated 10C 1865S 1865-S
VF20 PCGS
36266041
F-101a
R7
Choice $1250 F-101a, Large Depression Below Shield and on Maple Leaf, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. In his Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes, Greer indicates that two examples of Variety 101a were seen with a large depression at the lower left of the shield. To date, no explanation has been offered for this anomaly but a filled die with foreign substance could be assumed. I have listed two F-101a specimens in the Seated Dime die variety "web-book." The first is the Greer plate coin (VF30) with obverse depression. A second example, grading EF45, surfaced during 2014 with same obverse depression below the shield and as on the Greer variety plate coin. However, a closer examination of the reverse also revealed a second depression on maple leaf in the lower left wreath directly below (D)IME. Therefore there are two points on the obverse and reverse dies where a foreign material was positioned. Surfaces are perfectly natural and choice without blemishes. A crusty gray-rose patina covers both sides. The particular example dates back to the Brian Greer Guidebook on Liberty Seated Dimes as published by DLRC during 1992. This dime was used for the No. 101 macro plate image on Page 109. Purchased directly from Geer during November 1996 and residing in the Fortin collection since that time. This dime is also the F-101a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Conservatively graded as VF20 and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1867S 1867-S
VF30 PCGS
31339277
F-102
Original $525 Original, Even Charcoal Gray, Accurately Graded. . Uniform medium gray patina covers the surfaces of this original 1867 San Francisco dime. Obverse has a light region in the toning to the left of Liberty. There are two faint lines on the obverse that are fully toned over. Few 1867-S examples come to market in a year's time as so scarce in all grades. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder without a CAC attempt.
Seated 10C 1867S 1867-S
VF20
PCGS
27597476
F-102
Choice $500 New June 17! Difficult San Francisco Date, Natural Coin Gray Skin, Unabraded Surfaces, CAC Approval. Though not technically a Civil War issue, 1867 Liberty Seated coinage is often lumped into that era due to similar mintages and striking characteristics. This unabraded survivor, from a mintage of 140,000, offers natural coin gray toning along with peripheral ebony framing. A premium example with a decent strike. CAC has approved 24 in all grades and one less than its rare Philadelphia counterpart. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval
Seated 10C 1869S 1869-S
EF45
PCGS
18736694
F-101
Choice $495 Small Thin S, Golden-Gray Patina, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A well preserved and choice example of the 1869-s date which is tough in higher grades. The F-101 die variety documents a Small Thin S reverse. This AuburnNY Accordian offering is accurately graded with typical striking characteristics for the date. Uniform golden-gray obverse patina validates the originality. The darker areas on the right obverse are enhanced toning. A typical CAC approved specimen with that natural coin gray look. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
AU Details PCGS
37567993
TOP #58
F-109
Original $650 Scarce Proof Strike, Misplaced 2 Digit in Base, Greer Plate Coin, Original Surfaces, Ancient Rim Filiing, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Brian Greer plate coin. The 1872 F-109 and F-109a die varieties features a misplaced 2 digit in base. F-109 catalogs the very scarce proof strike while F-109a captures subsequent circulation strikes. This variety was discovered by Kam Ahwash, as a proof strike, and first listed by Greer. It is further listed as part of the Top 100 Varieties set. The offered example was purchased directly from Brian Greer during December 1992 and has remained in raw condition in my collection until recent grading. A no question proof strike that would grade PF62. However, there is an ancient rim filing below the date that is completely toned over and was not noticed until the piece came back with a PCGS Details grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Rim Damage, AU Details. The 1872 F-109 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. The 1872 F-109 variety is also listed in the Top 100 Varieties set. Definitely a piece of numismatic history regardless of the ancient rim filing.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
Double Die Reverse
VF30 PCGS
13624472
F-105
Original $425 Double Die Reverse, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Near-Choice Original, Under Construction Collection. This 1872 F-105 Double Due Reverse offering is unquestionably original due to thick crusty gray patina on both sides. The erroneous 180 degree second hubbing can be easily identifiedby residual design elements between DIM(E) and the right corn husk. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. The PCGS label reads DDR FS-801.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
VF20 raw
F-115
Original $265 Double Die Reverse, Second Die Pairing, Crusty Original Gray, Blemish Free. The second obverse die pairing later identified after initial publicity surrounding the F-105 die pair and placement into Top 100 Varieties set. Toning is an even light to medium gray on this rare variety. 1872 double die reverses were cherrypicked after Coin World announcement and few are coming to the market. This is chance to acquire an original and problem free mid grade example at a reasonable price.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
Double Die Reverse
F15 raw
TOP #56
F-105
Original $195 Doubled Die Reverse, Original Gray with Ebony, Typical Strike, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A mid grade example of the 1872 double die reverse. Reverse die was hubbed twice with first hubbing 180 degrees out of phase with second hubbing. Remnants of the first hubbing are seen in the lower right wreath to the right of the lower corn ears. Surfaces are original with base layer of gray patina along with ebony highlights. There are a few scattered tick to consider. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #56. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU Details PCGS
42616026
TOP #60
F-103
Cleaned $3500 Double Die Obverse, Superb Visual Doubling, Glossy Reflective Luster, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Unfortunately, much of the early Liberty Seated coinage was improperly handled during circulation or by unskilled collectors. Strictly original CAC approved coins are seeing ever increasing premiums as so few have survived fully choice. This 1873 F-103 Double Die Obverse dime presents one of the best strikes and complete viewing of the extensive die doubling within the obverse shield. The doubling is bold and frankly exciting even to this seasoned expert. However, the surfaces provide glossy reflective luster which is a sign of an old cleaning followed by retoning. There are no hairlines or other mechanical evidence of the cleaning which is a positive factor. The PCGS AU Details certification is accurate with wear consistent to the AU55 grade level. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
VG10 PCGS
38056856
F-103
Choice $1100 Doubled Die Obverse, Crusty Olive-Gray, Bold Shield Doubling, Dallas Collection. The 1873 F-103 Doubled Die Obverse is a very scarce die variety with rotational die doubling of the obverse shield to the south and east. No examples are known in Mint State with the finest being Simpson/Gardner's PCGS AU58 with $20,000+ price at auction. This fresh example, from the Dallas Collection, is very well preserved with an olive-gray crusty patina consistent on both sides. The shield doubling is quite pronounced when viewing with a 10x. Reverse devices are weakly struck which is consistent with those previously seen. Listed in the Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties Set as #60. In summary, a strong example at the certified grade that warrants a trip to CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with Arrows DDO FS-101, F-103 attribution.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
G06 PCGS
29820304
TOP #60
F-103
Original $575 Double Die Obverse, Original Gray Surfaces, Top 100 Varieties #60, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Price Reduction - May 21, 2020 - Another popular Top 100 Varieties set listing with bold doubling of the upper shield lines. This example is accurate graded with full reverse rims and nearly complete obverse rims. Full rims on both obverse and reverse are typically required for a VG08 designation. Surfaces have honest circulation and a light gray patina. The shield doubling is visible at the upper right top of the shield. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The PCGS label carries the appropriate attribution with "Arrows DDO FS-101, F-103." A quality low grade offering that is strictly original from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1873S 1873-S
EF45 PCGS
28172779
F-102
Original $350 New July 3! Near-Choice Original, City By The Bay Collection.. Surfaces on this near-choice 1873-S F-102 dime are covered with a uniform light gray patina. This is well struck example with bold obverse devices while the reverse suffers the typical weakness at the upper left wreath wheat grains. A few faint reverse lines preclude a full choice quality rating. Previously from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection as sold to the consignor in August 2018. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 10C 1874 1874
With Arrows
VF30 PCGS
26678702
F-112
Original $85 Original Crust Gray, With Arrows Type Coin, Accurately Graded. West Coast Collection. . Crusty gray patina covers both obverse and reverse surfaces. No blemishes seen during 10x loupe inspection but there is some minor vedrigris on the reverse below DIM(E). Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A decent candidate as a With Arrows type coin at this price level.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
VF30 raw
TOP #63
F-107
Original $125 Misplaced 1 Digit in Denticles, Original Gray Decent Strike, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A popular misplaced digit die variety due to a bold top of 1 digit protruding upward from the denticles. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with light gray patina. This is a nice original example that will easily gray. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #63. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1875CC 1875-CC
In Wreath
VF30 PCGS
42080407
F-110
Original $250 In Wreath, Undocumented Late Die State, Crusty Original, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Talk about a cool die variety finding from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection. This 1875-CC In Wreath F-110 example features a late die state reverse die crack at the lower right wreath that is a precursor for the full F-110a die cud reverse. Unquestionably original with a thick crusty gray patina. A single ancient mark by Liberty's head holds this piece back from a full Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Seated 10C 1876 1876
Type 1 Reverse
EF40 PCGS
42616028
F-121
Original $185 Repunched 76, Steely Gray, Near-Choice, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A difficult 1876 repunched date die variety to locate given the date's huge mintage. This fresh example, from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection, has natural steely gray surfaces and typical marginal strike. Repunching below the 6 digit is obvious with a 10x. Some luster still remains during bright light inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
F12 Details raw
F-106a
Market Acceptable $155 Double Die Obverse, Major Die Crack 8:00-9:00, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A very late die state example of the 1876-CC double die obverse paired with Reverse E. This die state has been separately documented as F-106a due to a major reverse die crack between 8:00 - 9:00. This example is original though damaged.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
EF Details PCGS
28497436
Cleaned $765 Very Rare F-112 Rotated Reverse, Rose-Gray Patina, Old Cleaning, Cleveland Collection. . Consignor Price Reduction. An important opportunity to acquire a higher circulated grade 1876-CC F-112 example, an R7 variety in VF or better. The F-112 die variety results when the F-106 reverse, previously paired with double die obverse, is subsequently paired with a fresh obverse die. That die pairing was brief and resulted in varying degrees of reverse rotation on the few survivors seen. A handful of F-112 examples have been located after years of searching by Liberty Seated dime die variety specialists. This example is a duplicate from the Cleveland Collection after purchasing the 1876-CC F-112 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors ($1350). This duplicate grades full EF45 but have been cleaned in the past. Surfaces have retoned a consistent rose-gray. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with label reading, PCGS Genuine, Cleaning - EF Details. A great filler example until a strictly original specimen can be located. Good luck with that hunt.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
F15 raw
TOP #70
F-105
Original $165 Double Die Obverse, Challenging Greer Reverse C, Mintmark Slope Down, Original Gun Metal Gray, Problem Free, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A strictly original example of the challenging Double Die Obverse paired with Greer Reverse C. Reverse C has a downward sloping mintmark and is scarce in all grades. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with thick gun metal gray patina. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #70. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1877 1877
Type 2 Reverse
VF35 PCGS
41472150
TOP #76
F-105
Original $250 Misplaced Date, Very Scarce, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1877 F-105 die variety with a misplaced 1 digit in the base has proven to be an elusive top 100 Variety. Few examples have surfaced regardless of decade long searches by Seated dime die variety specialist. This fresh located example has been recently graded along with full die variety attribution on the label. Original surfaces are crusty with some random ticks. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder. The attribution is listed on label as, "F-105, Type 2 Rev, MPD".
Seated 10C 1877 1877
Type 2 Reverse
F12 raw
TOP #76
F-105
Original $95 Misplaced 1 in Base, Original Gray, Important Top 100 Die Variety. A very challenging Top 100 die variety to locate in EF or better. The extra base of a 1 digit was improperly punched into the base below the gown line. This outlet of the bottom of the 1 digit is quite clear regards of the assigned Fine 12 grade. This 1877 misplaced die variety comes weakly struck. I've net graded this offering to Fine 12 with the obverse being a bit better. A strictly original example for those building a Top 100 Varieties set. Surfaces are entirely blemish free.
Seated 10C 1878CC 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU Details ANACS
5048617
TOP #79
F-104
Market Acceptable $625 Polished and Cracked Reverse, Top 100 Varieties #79, Charcoal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Conservative Grading, Lakewood Collection. The 1878-CC F-104 die variety results when a heavily lapped and shattered reverse die from 1877 (Type II Reverse A) is paired with one of the two known obverse dies for Carson City strikes. 1877-CC Type II Reverse A die was previously paired with at least two obverse dies during 1877 production. During the pairing with the 1877-CC F-110 obverse, the reverse die is severely cracked. Kam Ahwash speculates that the reverse die shattered, taking away the lower left ribbon and part of the bottom of the left maple leaf. After studying the 1877-CC Type II Variety 110 coin and several 1878-CC shattered reverse coins, I believe that this die was severely polished or lapped throughout its face to produce the remaining coinage needed in 1878. There is reduction in details throughout die relief, not only in the lower left wreath area. A shattering or cracking of the die in the lower wreath would have produced retained metal, instead we find a smooth polish surface with little device details in the lower left wreath. Please check 1878-CC Variety 102 and 103. Both Reverse B and C also exhibit similar weakness in the lower left wreath and left ribbon area. I suspect that all three Type II reverse dies may have been left over from 1877 and were polished or lapped before being put into service for 1878 coinage. The offered F-104 example, from the new Lakewood Collection consignor, features charcoal gray obverse toning along with steely residual luster. The reverse is 100% original with residual luster and light gray coloring. Overall strike is well executed. Housed in ANACS gold label holder and AU55 Details: Scratched - Corroded designation. I'm not in agreement with the Scratched and Corroded opinion. This piece has no signs of corrosions whatsoever and the few reverse hairlines are not worthy of a Scratched designation. The obverse has probably seen a light clean while the reverse is strictly original. The F-104 die pairing is a Top 100 Variety entry. Locating examples at the AU grade level with full defined features, as is the case here, will prove to be challenging. This piece has been net priced to a level that I believe is fair.
Seated 10C 1886S 1886-S
VF35 PCGS
26287369
F-101
Original $195 Better San Francisco Date, Rose-Blue Hues, Dallas Collection.. We close out the Dallas Collection offerings with a challenging San Francisco date. This 1886-S F-101 example has intermixed rose-blue and gray shades on both sides. Under angled lighting, fields offer nice reflectance and further amplify the toning colors. This offering is for collectors that like multi-color toning rather than crusty gray on their early silver type. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder.
Seated 10C 1889S 1889-S
EF40 PCGS
27356852
F-105
Choice $125 New July 26! Liberty Seated Dime Web-Book Plate Coin, Crusty Golden Gray, Cleveland Collection. The Cleveland Collection is returning a choice original example of the 1889-S F-105 die variety to the GFRC price list. This piece was original sold to the consignor and is the plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Fairly priced and desirable. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder.
Seated 10C 1890 1890
VF25 raw
F-103c
R7
Original $325 Rare Die Cud Variety, Original Gray-Rose Toning, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1890 F-103 Seated dime die pairing is employed through a terminal die state which is listed as F-103c. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection has consigned a moderately worn example of this R7 rarity die state with rose-gray patina and bold details. The reverse die crack from 7:30-9:00 is obvious along with the emerging die cud from 1:00-2:30. This example is superior to the F-103c web-book plate coin in terms of available diagnostics and would be ideal for collecting pursuing rare terminal die states. An uncertified example.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
VG08 PCGS
39198441
F-112
Original $450 Die Gouge Obverse, Original and So Rare, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The AuburnNY Collection is back with a rare 1890-S Obverse Die Gouge variety that is a no question R7 rarity in VF or better. Throughout my 20+ year collecting career, I've only seen a handful of examples. As a dealer who specializes in Liberty Seated coinage, I've seen a few more examples appear on a consignment basis. Time between appearance is measured in years. This example has mostly gray patina with embedded rose and gold visible during bright light inspection. The die gouge on the left facing hip is bold and clear. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
EF40 raw
F-128
Original $225 Cracked Reverse Die, Original Dirty Light Gray-Gold Coloring, Frosty Luster, Indiana Collection. A frosty original example of the 1891 F-128 die variety with developing reverse die cud at 3:00. A distinctive array of reverse die cracks exit to the rim at 11:30 and 12:00 with shelf metal present on the offered example. A strong example of the variety from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
VF30 ANACS
2709183
TOP #94
F-107
Original $95 Misplaced Digit In Denticles, Original Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Top 100 Varieties, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. One does not often see the 1891 F-107 die variety with a misplaced digit in the denticles below the final 89 digits. This die variety is #94 in the Top 100 Varieties set. The offered example, from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection, resides in mid 1990s generation ANACS white holder and is accurately graded. Surfaces are strictly original with even light gray toning and without blemishes.
Seated 10C 1891 1891
VF20 raw
F-128
Original $225 Shattered Reverse, Light Gray Surfaces, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. An 1891 F-128 Seated dime with a fully shattered reverse that includes shelf metal die cracks in the mid right wreath that are approaching die cud status. This is the latest die state seen for the variety. Surfaces are evenly worn and light gray.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
VF30 raw
TOP #96
F-106a
Original $85 Strictly Original, Heavily Clashed Dies, Repunched 89. Even medium gray toning throughout. Obverse diagnostics are readily visible except for date repunching which is hidden under verdigris in the date digit ovals. Slight reverse rotation right is evident similar to Fortin plate coin. A reverse mark on the denomination is noted for accuracy.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
VF30 raw
F-121
Choice $275 Shattered Reverse, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces, Indiana Collection . A medium to late die state example of the 1891-O F-121 die pairing. A popular die state variety as the reverse die is shattered with seven different die breaks into the rim. The reverse die is also clashed. This example is strictly with choice surfaces that are toned a natural coin gray coloring. I'm sure this offering will be promptly purchased due to the heavy reverse die cracks. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
VF25 raw
F-110a
Original $225 Reverse Cud, Original Coin Gray, Challenging Die State, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1891-O dimes are well known for being a treasure trove of cuds and shattered reverses. The F-110a terminal die state is considered R5 in VF or better per my web-book as few have been seen. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection presents this strictly original example with bold definition of the reverse cracks and shelf metal cud. A few faint obverse lines holds this one back from full Choice quality rating.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
O/Horizontal O
VG10 raw
TOP #98
F-109
Original $95 O/Horizontal O, Oriignal Gray, Rim Marks, Top 100 Varieties. Challenge Top 100 variety offering that has original surfaces. The horizontal O is well defined under the normally punched O. Rims have some minor cuts. A decent filler example at fair price.