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 42 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 4, 2021

Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 10C 1860O 1860-O
EF45 raw
F-101
Original HOLD
$2950
Rare Date, Olive-Gray Patina, Well Preserved Surfaces, Massachusetts Collection. One of the most challenging dates in the Liberty Seated dime series other than the 1871 through 1874 Carson City dates. The low mintage of 40,000 pieces mostly found their way into CSA commerce with many recovered from Civil War battleground sites. As a result, most of the survivors will not be choice, rather exhibiting light porosity. Many have been retoned over the years towards market acceptable status. This offering, from the Massachusetts Collection has an overall gray patina with some rose and golds depending on the bright light viewing angle. A close 10x loupe inspection sees a faint amount of surface porosity that is still better than average for this date including some seen in certified holders. An ideal candidate for a Dansco or Whitman album collection.
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 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 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
VF20 NGC
4764587002
F-102a
Choice $1450 New April 11! Rare Civil War Philadelphia Date, Crusty Gray Skin, 100% Original, Important Opportunity. 1866 Civil War Philadelphia strikes have proven to be elusive during modern day times. This garners an elevated PCGS price guide value as so few have been certified or traded. The only VF25 CoinFacts record is a CAC certified example that sold for $2800. This is a value equivalent to low grade Mint State survivors. This new GFRC offering has darker (crusty) natural gray fields with lighter devices. Elevated rims have maintained their sharpness regardless of wear. Surface are essentially unabraded and choice. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
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
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 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 1869S 1869-S
EF45 PCGS
35613174
F-101a
Original $375 Small Thin S, Near-Choice, Light Rose-Gray, Olive Highlights. Accurately Graded. 1869 San Francisco struck dimes were accomplished with two die pairings, each with different styled mintmarks. The Small Thin S mintmark is easy to spot as compared to the Weak S. This F-101 Thin S example is toned a uniform rose-gray with olive highlights at the peripheries. Dies are in a medium die state with erosion but not severe enough to be attributed at F-101a. Strike is typical for the date with some device weakness on the reverse. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1870S 1870-S
VF30 PCGS
30873992
F-101
Original $800 New April 4! Rare Date, Light Gray Surfaces, Newtow Collection. 1870 San Francisco Seated dimes have a tiny mintage of 50,000 pieces. The low mintage and very low survival rate leads to the 1870-S date being one of the most challenging in a Liberty Seated Dime set other than the 1871 thru 1874 Carson City key dates, and of course, the 1885-S. Most survivors seen have had issues including those in TPG holder. GFRC is always pleased to be offering a holdered 1870-S example as few if any are known with CAC approval. The Newtown Collection is selling this duplicate since upgrading to a PCGS EF40 specimen during early 2021. Surfaces are typical for the date with some faint granular texture and a few lines. Locating a finer example could take years. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram 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 1873 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
EF45 PCGS
39122517
F-101
Original $270 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
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 $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 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
F-101
Original $3475 Key Date in Seated Dime Series, Medium Gray Toning, Original Surfaces, Massachusetts Collection. 1873-CC With Arrows strikes are well-known as a key date to the Liberty Seated dime series, along with the onerous 1874-CC. Only 18,791 pieces were struck for the 1873-CC issue. Light gray surfaces exhibit device details that are consistent with the assigned grade. Three letter in LIBERTY are visible with elevated obverse rim. A few upper obverse marks are in concert with the time in circulation. Newly reholdered and housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 NFC holder. A new duplicate selection from the Massachusetts Collection at an attractive offer price.
Seated 10C 1873CC 1873-CC
With Arrows
AG3 PCGS
14552485
F-101
Choice $2750 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 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
EF45 PCGS
21715258
F-110
Choice $350 New May 4! Planchet Clip at 7:30, Mintmark In Wreath, Golden-Gray Patina, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A choice offering of the 1875-CC In Wreath F-110 die variety with a huge die scratch through right most corn ear and shattered obverse. I should renamed this die variety as the "speared corn husk"! Surfaces are natural toned with a golden-gray patina that also contains embedded rose hues. Most important is the fact that this offering was struck on a clipped planchet at obverse 7:30. The clip results in a triangular divot to the left of the rock and a partial strike at the upper reverse wheat grains. A super cool conversation piece that is fairly priced. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with "Mint Error, Disc Clip @ 7:30" listed on the label.
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 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 1876CC 1876-CC
VG08 raw
F-115a
Original HOLD
$250
New May 5! Late Reverse Die Break From 3:00 - 4:30, Original and Problem Free, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A pleasing example of the 1876-CC F-115a die variety with reverse die break/cud from 3:00 to 4:30. Accurately graded as VG08 given the bold rims on both sides and remaining obverse devices. As a comparison, the Liberty Seated dime web-book plate coin grades only VF20 making this an important survivor of a rare die state. Surfaces are unabraded.
Seated 10C 1877 1877
Type 2 Reverse
VF35 PCGS
41472150
TOP #76
F-105
Original $250 New May 4! 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 1878 1878
G04 raw
F-108a
Original HOLD
$275
New May 5! Late Die State Discovery Coin, Broken Reverse Die, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. An important discovery of an 1878 Type 2 reverse F-108 late die state with broken reverse die. This die state is presently unlisted in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference and will be added as part of the AuburnNY Accordian sale. This example has seen considerable honest wear and retains coin gray coloring.
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 1 Reverse
VF30 PCGS
29181037
F-101
Choice $525 Challenging Final Carson City Date, Medium Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Type 1 Reverse, Murphys Collection . Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set collectors might wish to consider this choice 1878-CC F-101 strike for their sets. This example is strictly original with uniform gray on both sides. Fields are well preserved and unabraded. I like this new Murphys Collection offering to the point of citing a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The owner will be pleased! Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
VF35
PCGS
41472151
TOP #83
F-107
Choice HOLD
$450
New May 4! Shattered Reverse, Top 100 Varieties Semi-Key Date, Olive-Gray Patina, Near-Gem, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Let's open this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I love this near-gem 1887-S F-107 example. A well preserved offring of the popular shattered reverse die variety that is required for every Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Die Varieties set. Surfaces are covered with a natural olive-gray "skin" with darker ebony shades on the reverse. Surfaces are essentially blemish free at the assigned VF35 grade level. The prominent reverse die crack forms a concentric ring on top of the wreath devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Seated 10C 1887S 1887-S
F15
PCGS
38625630
TOP #82
F-104
Choice HOLD
$100
New May 4! Medium S Over S, Choice Original, Crusty Gray, Residual Dirt, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. If searching for an inexpensive CAC approved 1887-S F-104 dime, this new AuburnNY Accordian example is for you. One must take the time to study the F-104 variety to understand the appearance of the Medium S over S repunching. The repunching is clearly visible in the top loop of the mintmark even at the F15 grade level. This example is 100% original with thick crusty gray surfaces and a fair amount of obverse "dirt" in the protected areas and surrounding the date digits. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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 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 $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
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
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
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.