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 63 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on June 24, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1860O 1860-O
VF25
PCGS
28645590
F-101
Choice $2975 Important Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Ex. Outback and Newtown Collections. Key Civil War date in a special preservation state. Serious Liberty Seated dime collectors recognize how difficult it is to located choice examples of the 1860 New Orleans date. Mintage is tiny at 40,000 with most being lost and rediscovered in Civil War battlefields. Then there is the Type 1 obverse design hub that has weak relief and wears down quickly. Probably 80% of the surviving examples have some amount of environmental damage or have been repaired enough to be certified by the TPGs. This example is different and offers traditional gray patina that we associate with natural toned silver; it is one of the few I've seen. GFRC originally sold this example into the Newtown Collection after locating privately. Tthe Newtown Collection consigner upgraded this example and then sold into the Outback Collection. Now it is back with GFRC for another release back to the marketplace. If you are a passionate Liberty Seated dime fan, then consider this example even if your coin is a slightly higher grade. The eye appeal should exceed most that are available. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1862S 1862-S
VF30 PCGS
21852899
F-102
R4+
Original $685 Civil War Date, Crusty Original Gray Surfaces, Ebony Verdigris, Accurately Graded. A popular Civil War date with mintage of 180,750. 1862-S strike were accomplished with a single obverse die paired with two different reverse dies. The F-102 die variety results when obverse is paired with left over reverse from 1861 that has severely eroded denticles while the obverse denticle are fully formed. 100% natural surfaces are the hallmark of this F-102 example. A crusty gray patina covers both obverse and reverse along with random ebony verdigris. Strike is well executed and PCGS grading is accurately based on the full left facing and residual gown clasp details. There are no blemishes worthy to note. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. This piece will be appreciated by fans of strict originality.
Seated 10C 1862S 1862-S
VF30 PCGS
80573956
F-101
Choice $825 Choice Original, Medium Gray Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1862 San Francisco date is one of the challenging Civil War S mint to locate in problem free condition. This Newtown Collection duplicate would be ideal for a circulated date and mintmark set. Unabraded surfaces are toned a medium gray and fully choice. Denticle are sharp on both sides indicating this is an early die state strike. Overall strike is consistent with the date; weakness is to be expected at STA(TES) and (OF AM)ERICA. The medium gray eye appeal is satisfying and conforms with my expectations for naturally toned silver surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1862S 1862-S
VF25
PCGS
27157441
F-101
Choice $750 Popular Civil War Date, Natural Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Original Overall, Under Construction Collection. This well preserved 1862-S dime is about as nice as one could expect at the assigned VF25 grade. Unabraded surfaces are toned a natural gun metal gray. Some reverse verdigris on the upper left wreath screams originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Another splendid offering from the Under Construction Collection that is accurately captured by GFRC photography.
Seated 10C 1863 1863
VG08 PCGS
19911815
F-101a
R5
Original New Price
$1150
New May 21! Key Civil War Philadelphia Strike, Original Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection Collection. Price Reduction - May 21, 2020 - Business strikes were struck from a single die pair also used for proofs. The lone 1863 dated obverse die has a delicate legend which easily wears and may be partially missing on dimes grading Good through Fine. This survivor features bold rims and a uniform strike. A uniform patina covers both sides. Five letters in LIBERTY are bold with traces of the last two still visible under 10x loupe. Mintage was limited to 14,460 as the Civil War entered its third year and physical currency was disappearing from every day commerce. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder. An important Civil War Philadelphia strike from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1863S 1863-S
VF25
PCGS
18540835
F-101
Choice $485 Civil War San Francisco Date, Lovely Natural Gray Surfaces, Overall Choice, CAC Approval, Under Construction Collection. No much needs to be written about this choice 1863-S dime. CAC approval rewards natural gray surfaces that John Albanese loves to sticker. Strike is above average with strong residual lettering at STATES OF. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this one if building a circulated grade collection; this one is about as nice as they come for the grade.
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 1864S 1864-S
VF35
NGC
3274538013
F-101
Choice $750 New June 22! Civil War S Mint, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. A near-gem at grade 1864 San Francisco strike to consider. Both sides are covered with natural gray patina with slight darker fields on the reverse. Obverse strike is well executed with full letters at STATES OF along with a bold gown line. Only Liberty's hair curls are not fully struck. When first inspecting this strictly original Civil War dime, I thought it was a choice EF piece. What a surprise to see the VF35 assigned grade. Based on my years of studying Liberty Seated dimes, this piece is undegraded due to full clasp and complete gown line. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
VF30 PCGS
20527180
F-101
Choice $395 Pleasing Civil War Example, Choice Original, Classic Gray Patina, Attractive Toned, Accurately Graded, Lakewood Collection. A lovely 1864 San Francisco strike from a mintage of 240,000. Natural slate gray patina with embedded faint gold on both sides. Remarkably blemish free for the amount of circulation seen. A typical strike with the usual head and upper legend weakness but better than many seen. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A duplicate offering from the Lakewood Collection.
Seated 10C 1864S 1864-S
VF20 raw
F-101
Original $245 New June 18! Civil War San Francisco Date, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Well Struck. A thoroughly pleasing 1864 San Francisco strike from a mintage of 240,000. Surfaces are 100% natural and unmolested. Classic medium gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Strike is typical for the date, and for With Legend design, with no points of weakness other than partial head. As is the case with many Civil War San Francisco, surviving example are problematic including a portion of those residing in TPG holders. A raw example that is ideal for a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album collection. Consignor buyout during June 2020 with price reduction.
Seated 10C 1865 1865
F12 PCGS
25355013
F-101a
R5
Market Acceptable New Price
$995
New May 21! Rare Civil War Date, Old Cleaned, Retoned. Price Reduction - May 21, 2020 - 1865 dimes present another rare Civil War Philadelphia year to locate. Mintage is a scant 10,000 with current PCGS population report indicates 58 pieces certified in all grades. Roughly half are in circulated grades. This Fine 12 example is a no question business strike with repunched date. Conservatively graded in terms of wear but surfaces appear to have a long ago cleaning followed by time in a paper album to allow the rims to retoned. As a result, a Market Acceptable quality rating is assigned. Strike is well executed with Fine 15+ details remains for the major devices. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another rare Civil War date offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
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 1865S 1865-S
F15 PCGS
32249254
F-103
Original $425 Difficult Civil War S-Mint, Antique Gray Patina, Near-Choice Original, Under Construction Collection. The 1865-S dime in the Under Construction Collection just happens to be the F-103 die variety, which is much scarcer than the available F-101/F-102 varieties. The F-103 obverse features a high level date and repunching above the flag of the 5 digit. This diagnostic is indeed present on this R4 rarity offering. An original example with antique gray patina on both sides. Accurately graded with surfaces that are consistent with time in circulation given the few stray marks. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1866 1866
EF40 raw
F-101
Original $1500 Original Crusty Olive Gray, Under Construction Collection. The 1866 Philadelphia date has a tiny mintage of 8000 circulation strikes and 725 proofs. Most surviving examples are found in Mint State grades due to East Coast collectors preserving a portion of the output. In circulated grades, this date is a four figure coin due to constant demand by date and mintmark collectors needing to fill the Civil War year holes in their sets. This 1866 offering, from the Under Construction Collection, is absolute original and so well preserved. Thick crusty gray patina covers both sides. Strike is that from circulation strike dies with partial wire rim and weakness at the bow knot. An ancient rim bump can be seen on the obverse at 12:30; it is completely toned over. This is a raw offering that would be ideal for a Dansco or Whitman album collection. There is no need to crack out of a holder and feel guilty doing it!
Seated 10C 1866 1866
VF30 PCGS
39135300
F-102a
Choice $1650 New June 8! Rare Date in Circulated Grades, Choice Original, Olive-Gray Toning. The American Civil War came to an end during 1866. However, silver bullion remained scarce leading to tiny mintages for small denominations. Dime product was limited to 8,000 circulation strikes and 725 proof. I'm pleased to be offering a choice example that is strictly original. Steely fields are covered with varying olive-gray shades on the obverse and a tad lighter coloring on the reverse. This piece is unabraded and well preserved. One does not often see the 1866 date in circulated grades. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Fairly priced and ready for a new home.
Seated 10C 1866S 1866-S
EF40 PCGS
27947834
F-101
Original $725 Original Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A darker toned F-101 example with a strong mintmark as compared to many seen with only traces of the lower remaining. Accurately graded with surfaces that are covered with a crusty gray patina that reveals nice rose highlights under a bright light. The reverse has a more pronounced gun metal gray in the lower wreath. Strike is better than average with a strong obverse rim and full neckline on Liberty. Fields are essentially mark free with only a few random lines under the toning that do not detract. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue/white label and three prong ring insert.
Seated 10C 1867S 1867-S
EF45 raw
F-102
Cleaned $350 Difficult Date and Grade, Old Cleaning, Net Priced, Massachusetts Collection. Closed to AU grade but has seen a mechanical cleaning that have left the surfaces a glossy silver gray. Bold device details and definitely a full EF45 in terms of residual details. Net priced at VF30 money. For the value buyer seeking residual device details over originality. A duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1867S 1867-S
EF45 NGC
3660366005
F-102
Original $750 Challenging San Francisco Date, Original Light Gray, Typical Strike, Forest Hill Collection. Last of the "Civil War" difficult San Francisco dates. Mintage is a low 140,000 with limited survival rate. PCGS population report indicates 19 examples certified in both EF grades. This example is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Surfaces are toned an even light gray with faint gold hues during bright light viewing. Strike is typical with some weakness at the upper left reverse wheat grains. Please welcome another GFRC customer that transitions to a consignor for divesting duplicates.
Seated 10C 1867S 1867-S
EF40
PCGS
36266046
F-102a
Gem $1600 Few Known, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Grease Filled Dies, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. During Greer's Liberty Seated Dime die variety research (prior to 1992), he located a high grade example of the 1867-S F-102 die pair that exhibits a very weak date. He suggested that a filled die could have produced this variety. Closer examination of other obverse device elements on Greer discovery coin (this offering) revealed additional irregular or missing features. Close inspection of GFRC images will reveal that the horizontal shield lines have inconsistent width from the left to right sides of the shield. The letters in UNITED are weakly struck with missing serifs or feet. An obverse die with residual surface grease could be a credible explanation for the inconsistent features of Variety 102a. The Greer coin become part of the Fortin collection and is the F-102a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. This important specimen was sold into an LSCC member collection during 2018 and was purchased back during the 2020 FUN show. It now returns to the GFRC price list for a second appearance. A circulated gem that is housed in PCGS 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label features the F-102a attribution.
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
VF30
PCGS
19578419
F-101
Choice $600 Challenging San Francisco Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Under Construction Collection. The Under Construction Collection is back on the numismatic scene with a well preserved 1867 San Francisco strike. Naturally toned surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with classic gun metal gray patina. Strike is above average for San Francisco Civil War date; all obverse legend lettering is fully defined with just a touch of weakness at Liberty Head. A thoroughly pleasing example of the date and worthy of its CAC approval. CAC has only approved twenty-three examples in all grades and three at VF30. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1868 1868
EF40 PCGS
18540828
F-108
Original $145 Difficult Philadelphia Date, Crusty Gray Shin, Original Surfaces, Under Construction Collection. A well struck 1868 Seated dime with thick crusty gray patina on both sides. The surfaces remind me of the Hungary Hoard where a full roll surfaced in Europe and was dispersed in the United States by yours truly. The roll was purchased for die variety analysis. Surfaces have the characteristic gray coloring with overlaid ebony on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. From the Under Construction Collection.
Seated 10C 1868S 1868-S
AU Details raw
F-101
Cleaned $295 Bold Strike, Creamy White Surfaces, Old Clean, No hairlines, Massachusetts Collection. A well struck 1868-S dime in challenge AU grade level. Surfaces are creamy white with glossy luster. The luster is indicative of an old clean. However, there are no hairlines to be found during 10x loupe inspection. A duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1868S 1868-S
VF35 PCGS
18540829
F-101
Original $350 Very Late Die State, Golden-Gray Toning, Under Construction Collection. A single die pair was used to strike all 260,000 1868-S produced. As a result, survivors will be found in a wide range of die states. This new example, from the Under Construction Collection, is most likely the latest die state example seen. Heavy die erosion and metal flow lines are effacing the date, rock and lower shield. The metal flow lines are distinct between the vertical shield lines. The reverse die is in even worst condition! Much of the denticles are gone. Overall coloring is a golden-gray. Strike is decent considering how badly the dies are worn. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
AU Details PCGS
37567993
TOP #58
F-109
Original $650 Scarce Proof Strike, Misplaced 2 Digit in Base, Greer Plate Coin, Original Surfaces, Ancient Rim Filiing, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Brian Greer plate coin. The 1872 F-109 and F-109a die varieties features a misplaced 2 digit in base. F-109 catalogs the very scarce proof strike while F-109a captures subsequent circulation strikes. This variety was discovered by Kam Ahwash, as a proof strike, and first listed by Greer. It is further listed as part of the Top 100 Varieties set. The offered example was purchased directly from Brian Greer during December 1992 and has remained in raw condition in my collection until recent grading. A no question proof strike that would grade PF62. However, there is an ancient rim filing below the date that is completely toned over and was not noticed until the piece came back with a PCGS Details grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Rim Damage, AU Details. The 1872 F-109 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. The 1872 F-109 variety is also listed in the Top 100 Varieties set. Definitely a piece of numismatic history regardless of the ancient rim filing.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
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 1872CC 1872-CC
AG3
NGC
3430440002
F-101
Choice New Price
$1395
New May 21! Honest Wear, Scarce Carson city Date, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Price Reduction - May 21, 2020 - A well worn but still choice original example struck by the Carson City mint during 1872. Though the 1872 date is the least challenging to locate amoung the big four Carson City dates (1871-CC, 1872-CC, 1873-CC, 1874-CC), finding strictly original and problem free examples is a completely different story. Accurately graded as obverse and reverse rims are partially worn through. Surfaces are toned a natural light gray. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view and CAC approval. An accurately graded offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
EF45 PCGS
39122517
F-101
Original $270 New June 8! Open 3, Thick Crusty Gray, Original Surfaces, Typical Strike. Crusty is the operative word for this deeply toned 1873 Open 3 Seated dime. Thick gray patina is uniform on both sides. Strike is typical for the date. 1873 No Arrows Open 3 examples become scarce in EF and rare in choice AU or better. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Open 3 designation on the label but lacking No Arrows.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
80503930
F-114
Choice $215 With Arrows Type, Low Level Date, Brown-Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Massachusetts Collection. The Massachusetts Collection consignor has been busy upgrading his marvelous set on the GFRC Open Set Registry. As a result, this choice original 1873 With Arrows dime is available. Unlike, a portion of the 1853, and all 1854 plus 1855 mintage, 1873 With Arrows strikes saw the date digits and arrows punched separately into the obverse die. Many die varieties have been identified and cataloged including this F-110 with a distinctive low date. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing. Overall toning is a brownish-gray. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
13676415
F-115
Choice $185 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! With Arrows Type, Classic Gray-Gold Coloring, Typical Strike. Perfect With Arrows type coin for a mid circulated grade types set. CAC approval validates the strict original and accurate grading. Surfaces are covered lovely gray-gold skin on both sides. Strike is typical with blemish free fields and devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
VF20 PCGS
29200350
F-105
Original $125 No Arrows, Open 3, Fortin Discovery Coin, F-105 Web-Book Plate Coin, Original Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. The 1873 No Arrows F-105 die variety discovery coin. The F-105 variety results when Obverse 1 is paired with a third reverse die. This reverse has no obvious die defects but can be diagnosed by a tilted N in ONE. The entire letter slopes right and is fairly obvious as an attribution point. This example is strictly original with crusty gray patina on both sides. This Cleveland Collection offering is the 1873 No Arrows Open 4 F-105 plate coin at the online die variety guide entitled The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
With Arrows
G06 PCGS
29820304
TOP #60
Original New Price
$575
New May 21! 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 1873CC 1873-CC
With Arrows
VG10 NGC
1872762012
F-101
Original $3200 Price Reduction March 16, 2020 - Rare Carson City Date, Original Charcoal Gray Patina, Obverse Marks, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. The 1873 With Arrows Carson City date is always in the shadows of the series key; the 1874-CC date. Mintage for earlier 1873 strikes is a low 18,791 with most being found with problems or having restoration attempts. Few choice examples are known with most having weak strikes at the head and reverse wreath. I've assigned an original quality rating for this example given the thick charcoal gray patina that covers both obverse and reverse and believe the surfaces are unmolested. Strike is typical for the date with a weak head contrasted with raised scroll edges and all letters in Liberty being fully formed and visible. Grading is 100% accurate and fair. The obverse has two notable marks including a disturbance in the denticles below the 18 date digits and another in the right obverse field. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. An important opportunity to accurate a Seated dime key date with original surfaces at a fair price.
Seated 10C 1873CC 1873-CC
With Arrows
VG08 PCGS
32486823
Original $3500 Key Date in Series, Medium Gray Toning, Original Surfaces, Massachusetts Collection. 1873-CC With Arrows strikes are well-known as a key to the Seated dime series, along with the 1874-CC. Only 18,791 pieces were struck for the 1873-CC issue. Light gray surfaces exhibit relatively good detail for the grade, including clarity in all letters of LIBERTY. A few upper obverse marks are in concert with the time in circulation. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A new duplicate offering from the Massachusetts Collection at an attractive offer price.
Seated 10C 1873CC 1873-CC
With Arrows
AG3 PCGS
14552485
F-101
Choice New Price
$2750
New May 21! Key Carson City Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Inexpensive Alternative, Conservative Grading, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Price Reduction - May 21, 2020 - Mintage of 18,791 and one of the big four Carson city key dates missing from most Seated dime date and mintmark sets. This example offers substantial devices details and choice original surfaces at the assigned AG-3 grade level. Reverse devices are sharp with complete rims. Obverse features three letters visible in LIBERTY and sharp devices other than the rim worn down on OF AMERICA. Surfaces are toned a natural gray and so choice at the assigned grade level with no traces of porosity. I would grade a full Good 4. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder. Another quality Liberty Seated dime offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection to fill that long standing hole in your date and mintmark set.
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 1874CC 1874-CC
AG3 ANACS
2852369
F-101
Original $6500 Key Date, Gray-Blue Patina, Honest Wear, Bold Devices, Cleveland Collection. The unquestioned key date in the Liberty Seated dime series and typically missing in most date and mintmark sets. With the Cleveland Collection consignor making a substantial 1874-CC PCGS VG10 CAC upgrade at the 2019 Chicago ANA show, his ANACS AG03 immediately comes to market. Please don't let the ANACS blue label holder hold back serious consideration. This example is well worn but still presents a bold date and CC mintmark. The obverse rim is worn through at UNITED STATES while reverse rim integrity is pleasing at this grade level. Surfaces are toned a dark blue-gray with embedded gold and rose on the obverse. A few circulation lines are seen on Liberty's midsection but none distracting. Mintage is only 10,817 with few survivors that will straight grade. A chance to fill the key date hole in your collection without robbing a bank. Lay-a-way terms are available.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
EF45+ raw
Choice $60 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Unlisted Die Pairing. . Surfaces are covered with crusty medium gray patina along with golden hues at obverse and reverse rims. There is a significant die crack in the reverse left wreath. Unlisted in the Gerry Fortin web-book on Liberty Seated dimes. Strictly original example.
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 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
EF Details PCGS
28497436
Cleaned $895 Very Rare F-112 Rotated Reverse, Rose-Gray Patina, Old Cleaning, Cleveland Collection. . Relisted due to initial client having financial emergency. 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
EF40 PCGS
12102297
F-132
Choice $145 Doubled Die Reverse, Crusty Rose-Gray Toning, Choice Surfaces, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Super originality is the highlight of this naturally toned 1876-CC F-132 Seated dime. A thick layer of rose-gray coupled with embedded olive and gold patina covers both sides. The reverse is more lightly tined with cameo effects. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
VF35 raw
TOP #70
F-105
Original $285 Rare Die Pairing, Doubled Die Obverse with Greer Reverse C, Right C Lower than Left C. This is the earliest die state pairing for the Doubled Die Obverse and few examples were struck. Reverse C is easily identified by the downward sloping mintmark paired with obverse that has bold doubling within OF AMERICA. Rare in all grades. The offered piece is not perfect with an obverse rim mark at 9:00. Otherwise the fields are blemish free and a nice original gray. As Top 100 collecting increases in popularity, this is one variety will be see price increases due to its rarity.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 2 Reverse
VF25 raw
F-101
Original $185 Type 2 Reverse, Scarce 1876 Carson City Die Variety, Thick Crusty Gray Patina. The 1876-CC Type 2 reverse variety is scarce in any grade. Greer points out that "Surprisingly, at least five mint state Type II examples are known". Over the years, I have probably seen an even amount of circulated and mint state examples of this variety. Mint State pieces will be found either frosty or lightly proof like with most being frosty. During a 2013 conversation with Brian Greer, we discussed this observation. Brian commented that the proof like pieces could be a function of polished planchets as compared to frosty examples resulting from unpolished planchets. This circulated survivor features thick crusty patina on both sides. A no question original example given the residual verdigris. Ideal for inclusion in a Top 100 Varieties set.
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
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 1877 1877
Type 2 Reverse
VG08
PCGS
38294443
TOP #76
F-105
Choice $185 Rare Misplaced Date Variety, Type II Reverse, Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. I have serious respect for the 1877 F-105 Misplaced Date die variety given its rarity. Nearly all examples seen have been circulated in the Fine through Extra Fine grades. This variety is very rare in AU or better. For those who are not familiar, an extra base of a 1 digit is visible in the rock directly above the 8 digit in the date. Only a handful of examples have been seen since its discovery by Jason Carter back in 1991. Now the AuburnNY Accordian Collection provides a wonderful CAC approved example for consideration. Though worn, this specimen has natural gray toned surfaces and the misplaced 1 digit visible under 10x loupe. Surfaces are well preserved and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label illustrates the die variety with the following notation, "F-105, Type 2 Rev MPD".
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 1 Reverse
EF45 raw
F-104
R5+
Original New Price
$120
New June 24! Rare Type 1 Reverse, Thick Gray-Gold Patina, Wire Rims, Wooster Collection. Price Reduction - June 2020. The last of the three 1878 Type 1 Reverse offerings from the Wooster Collection. This example has seen light circulation and acquired thick crusty gray-gold toning on the reverse. The same toning is location in the obverse periphery. A rare hub design variety that is well preserved.
Seated 10C 1878CC 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU Details ANACS
5048617
TOP #79
F-104
Market Acceptable $625 Polished and Cracked Reverse, Top 100 Varieties #79, Charcoal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Conservative Grading, Lakewood Collection. The 1878-CC F-104 die variety results when a heavily lapped and shattered reverse die from 1877 (Type II Reverse A) is paired with one of the two known obverse dies for Carson City strikes. 1877-CC Type II Reverse A die was previously paired with at least two obverse dies during 1877 production. During the pairing with the 1877-CC F-110 obverse, the reverse die is severely cracked. Kam Ahwash speculates that the reverse die shattered, taking away the lower left ribbon and part of the bottom of the left maple leaf. After studying the 1877-CC Type II Variety 110 coin and several 1878-CC shattered reverse coins, I believe that this die was severely polished or lapped throughout its face to produce the remaining coinage needed in 1878. There is reduction in details throughout die relief, not only in the lower left wreath area. A shattering or cracking of the die in the lower wreath would have produced retained metal, instead we find a smooth polish surface with little device details in the lower left wreath. Please check 1878-CC Variety 102 and 103. Both Reverse B and C also exhibit similar weakness in the lower left wreath and left ribbon area. I suspect that all three Type II reverse dies may have been left over from 1877 and were polished or lapped before being put into service for 1878 coinage. The offered F-104 example, from the new Lakewood Collection consignor, features charcoal gray obverse toning along with steely residual luster. The reverse is 100% original with residual luster and light gray coloring. Overall strike is well executed. Housed in ANACS gold label holder and AU55 Details: Scratched - Corroded designation. I'm not in agreement with the Scratched and Corroded opinion. This piece has no signs of corrosions whatsoever and the few reverse hairlines are not worthy of a Scratched designation. The obverse has probably seen a light clean while the reverse is strictly original. The F-104 die pairing is a Top 100 Variety entry. Locating examples at the AU grade level with full defined features, as is the case here, will prove to be challenging. This piece has been net priced to a level that I believe is fair.
Seated 10C 1878CC 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
EF45 PCGS
38840417
TOP #79
F-104
Choice $825 New June 3! Lapped and Cracked Reverse of 1877, Choice Original, Typical F-104 Undergrading, Full AU, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1878 Carson City Obverse 2, in its final die state, is paired with a left over heavily lapped reverse die from 1877 (Type II Reverse A). During a previous die pairing with the 1877-CC F-110 obverse, the reverse die is severely cracked. Noted early Liberty Seated dime researcher, Kam Ahwash, speculated that the reverse die shattered, taking away the lower left ribbon and part of the bottom of the left maple leaf. After studying an 1877-CC Type 2 F-110 example and this 1878-CC shattered reverse coin side by side, I believe that this die was severely polished or lapped throughout its face to produce the remaining coinage ordered in 1878. This survivor is original crusty gray with bold diagnostics. Strike is impressive. The entire lower left wreath details are effaced by the die lapping while remaining devices are deeply impressed. Remember that F-104 examples must be graded based on obverse as the reverse die was polished and quickly cracked with use. A typical 1878-CC Type 2 reverse dime will have a two grade difference between obverse and reverse. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties Set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1878CC 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
VF30 PCGS
15227582
F-102
R5
Original $565 Very Scarce Type 2 Reverse Die Pairing, Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Polished Reverse . Liberty Seated dime die variety specialist understand the challenge in location quality Type 2 reverse example or the 1878-CC F-102, F-103 and F-104 die varieties. Three heavily polished Type 2 reverse dies, left over from 1877, were muled to produce a portion of the 1878 Carson City dime production. These strikes typically have a one to two grade difference between obverse and reverse due to the severe reverse lapping. For the F-102 die pairing, a large die scratch in the upper right shield identifies the variety. This scratch starts at the scroll above LIBE(R)TY and moves diagonally through the shield edge and into the gown. The reverse has been polished with the left wreath devices being especially weak. The polishing has eliminated the end of the left ribbon. The offered example is one of the better seen at the VF30 grade level. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with gray gold patina. Obverse strike is bold and well executed as is the reverse. The heavy die lapping is obvious in the lower left reverse. Grading is conservative as we've come to expect from coinage housed in old blue label PCGS holders with standard ring inserts. Again, an important offering for the die variety specialist.
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
VF30 NGC
4671513072
F-102
Original $110 Lapped Obverse Die, Crusty Original Olive-Gold and Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Crusty original is the operative word for this 1884-S F-102 example. A thick gray skin is enhanced with embedded gold shades. Accurately grade and well preserved regardless of the time in circulation. Attributing 1884-S die varieties can be challenging. The F-102 die pairing features a lapped obverse die with a space between the 84 digits in the date.
Seated 10C 1886 1886
EF45
PCGS
39198440
F-107
Choice $150 New June 2! Scarcer Repunched Date Variety, Choice Original, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Liberty Seated die variety collectors should pay special attention to this offering. Though the 1886 F-105 repunched date secures all the attention since being in the Top 100 Varieties set, this F-107 repunched date is much scarcer. Years ago, a 50% premium was listed in the Seated dime web-book for the F-107 die pairing and rightly so. CAC approval was absolutely warranted for this lovely example. Surfaces are toned an even light gray with embedded olive shades. Grading is conservative. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
VF30 raw
F-111a
R6
Market Acceptable $195 Rare Shattered Reverse Die State, Light Gray Patina, Obverse Granularity. An important shattered reverse occurrence for 1887 San Francisco strikes. The F-111 reverse die is in a terminal die state with what appears to be internal die cuds at 9:00 and 11:00. This is a rare die state with only several low grade examples surfacing in the past twenty years. As a result, this variety and terminal die state trade at a strong premium in any grade. This offered example is new to the market as has recently surfaced. A typical example with boldly strike obverse graded full VF30 while the reverse is weak. The two reverse die cuds are visible. The obverse has some granularity from a likely long ago cleaning. It has since nicely retoned. A Market Acceptable quality rating is fair.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
EF45+ raw
F-111
Original $110 Original Surfaces, Residual Luster, Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Massachusetts Collection. A lovey 1890-S F-111 example with natural surfaces and light wear. An EF45+ grade is appropriate due to substantial residual luster under a light source. This dime is well struck with bold devices. Surfaces are blemish free with a few verdigris spots. A quality duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1890S 1890-S
VG08 PCGS
39198441
F-112
Original $450 New June 3! 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
EF45
PCGS
38625636
TOP #94
F-107
Choice $175 New June 3! Misplaced Digit in Denticles, So Choice and Crusty, Fully Attributed, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1891 Seated dime date offers two important die varieties. The first is the elusive F-109 Double Die Obverse. The second is this F-107 misplaced date with the top loop of an 8 or 9 in the denticle immediately belong the final date punch. This is a wonderful crusty original F-107 example with CAC approval and attribution on the PCGS label. This piece is ready for inclusion into a Top 100 Varieties set in a Set Registry of your choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Label states "MPD FS-301, F-107". JUST BUY IT NOW!
Seated 10C 1891 1891
EF40 raw
F-128
Original $85 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 OWH
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 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-102a
Market Acceptable $45 Heavily Die Clashed Obverse, Acceptable Light Gray Patina, Faint Obverse Hairlines. A popular 1891-O die variety and late die state with multiple die clashes on the obverse that are offset due to a rotating hammer die. Reverse is also clashed. Reverse is original and covered with light gray patina while there are some faint hairlines on the obverse. Priced accordingly and a decent example for the serious Seated dime die variety collector.
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.