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 65 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on January 22, 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 1860O 1860-O
F15 raw
F-101
Market Acceptable $1425 Light Gray, Rare Date in Problem Free Condition, New Jersey Collection. A rare New Orleans date with meager of 40,000. Most examples are found well circulated and with problems since being dug up from Civil War battle sites. The offered example from the New Jersey Collection sat in a Library of Coins album for several decades and is now available. Surfaces are close to original with a light uniform gray patina. Blemishes are minimal and consistent with the assigned VG10 grade.
Seated 10C 1861 1861
Contemporary Counterfeit
VF30 raw
Original $90 Contemporary Counterfeit, Brass Planchet, Hand Cut Dies, Die Struck, Coney Collection. Weight is 2.0 grams as compared to 2.5 grams for regular United States mint issue. Obvious hand cut dies. Normal coin turn die alignment. Previously listed as C-101 by Gerry Fortin at www.seateddimevarieties.com. A solid offering from the Coney Collection.
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 New January 22! 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
VF20 PCGS
32208098
F-102
Original $450 Original Medium Gray, Scarce S Mint Date.. A strictly original piece with nice contrasting medium gray fields and lighter main devices. Grading 1862-S dimes can be challenging due to varying strike chacteristics and their wear patterns. Though PCGS has assigned a VF20 grade, I'm more at the F15 level on this piece. Problem free and always scarce. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1863 1863
VG08 PCGS
19911815
F-101a
R5
Original $1225 Key Civil War Philadelphia Strike, Original Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection Collection. 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 1864S 1864-S
EF40 PCGS
18540826
F-101
Original $650 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
VF20 raw
F-101
Original $275 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.
Seated 10C 1865 1865
F12 PCGS
25355013
F-101a
R5
Market Acceptable $1295 Rare Civil War Date, Old Cleaned, Retoned. 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
VF25 PCGS
83288234
F-101a
R7
Choice $1100 Substantial Price Reduction! Large Depression Below Shield, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck for Variety, Accurately Graded, Silicon Valley 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. Now the Silicon Valley Collection provides a third example graded PCGS VF25 with choice original surfaces. This consigned item has both the obverse and reverse depressions. Surfaces on the new specimen are toned an even gun metal gray and are blemish free. Freshlly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This sub variety is definitely is well served by an R7 rarity rating as rare.
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
28715684
F-102
Original New Price
$345
New January 20! Reverse of 1861, Original Surfaces, Mottled Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. The F-102 Small Thin S is a left over reverse from 1861. After being used in 1862, it is again employed to strike coinage in 1865. The key diagnostic is the die defect on the left edge of the coin ear. Due to excessive usage, this reverse die exhibits a die crack from the rim to the left wreath maple leaf. This crack may also be visible on some specimens struck in 1862. This F-102 example, struck in 1865, is perfectly original with natural mottled gray patina and no blemishes worthy of mention. The flat head obverse strike is typical for the F-101 and F-102 varieties. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A quality offering from the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 10C 1866 1866
VG08 NGC
2656918006
F-102a
Original $1585 Rare Civil War Date, Near Choice Original, Light Gray Toning, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. All Philadephia Seated dime dates between 1863 and 1867 have very low mintages. Small denomination coinage had disappeared from circulation during the Civil War along with the mint having difficulties with procuring adequate silver bullion to service eastern Union commerce demands. 1866 mintage is only 8,000 pieces with most survivors being in mint state due to being preserved by local collectors. This 1866 example offers near choice original surfaces that are covered with light gray patina. Obverse rim is sharp with well defined denticles while the reverse is complete but well worn. Blemishes are limited to a few ancient contact marks that are toned over. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge insert. An important better date Seated dime offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
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 New January 15! 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 1868S 1868-S
AU Details raw
F-101
Cleaned $325 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 1871 1871
VF20 raw
Original $30 Antimony Cast Contemporary Counterfeit, Reeded Edge, Strictly Original, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A problem free 1871 Seated dime contemporary counterfeit that was cast with antimony base metal. Strictly original with some ebony oxidation. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
PR63 PCGS
84102977
TOP #58
F-109
R5
Choice $1350 New January 15! 2 Punched in Base, Rare Proofs Dies, Reflective Luster, Center Gray-Rose, Peripheral Blues, Top 100 Varieties Set. A difficult but rewarding proof 1872 Liberty Seated dime die variety that has proven to be very elusive. Top 100 Varieties collectors should immediately take note as few example have arrived to market in the last two decades. Let's review the variety. First, the base of the 2 digit is mistakenly punched into the rock directly below the pendant. Secondly, the 7 and 2 digits have been repunched. Repunching is visible at the bottom of both digits. The variety was discovered by Kam Ahwash and first listed by Greer. It was added to the Top 100 Varieties set as entry #58 during 2004. As reference, an example of this variety, grading PCGS PF65 Cameo, brought $2760 at the Heritage Central States Signature auction during May 2004. This new example surfaced at the 2020 FUN show. A no question choice original example with sharply mirrored fields that emit serious reflective luster during bright light inspection. Fields are free of hairlines that are often seen on silver proofs at the PR63 grade level. Grading is definitely conservative. In hand inspection is recommended as GFRC photography is unable to capture the sharp reflective luster and typical bright light activated proof coloring. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC submission by GFRC. A potential prize for Seated dime die variety collectors.
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
EF40 PCGS
37211503
TOP #56
F-105
Original $575 Doubled Die Reverse, Crusty Golden Gray Surfaces, Typical Strike for Variety, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1872 double die reverse die variety was discovered during 1999 and first published in the LSCC's Gobrecht Journal during July 2003. The reverse die was hubbed twice with the second hubbing being rotated approximately 175 degrees from the initial hubbing. Both the obverse and reverse dies are heavily clashed. All examples seen have a flat head. On the reverse, there are two major diagnostics. The first is the heavily doubled region between DIM(E) and the right wreath. Do not mistake this region as die clashing. Secondly, doubling is clearly seen within the inner loop of (D)IME and above O(NE). GFRC is pleased to present a crusty original example from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Both sides are covered with a thick golden-gray skin. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with attribution on PCGS label that reads, "DDR FS-801, F-105". Listed as #56 in the Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1872 1872
VF20 raw
F-115
Original $295 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 $1550 Honest Wear, Scarce Carson city Date, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 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
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
13676415
F-115
Choice $220 With Arrows Type, Classic Gray-Gold Coloring, Typical Strike, Tenafly Collection. 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. A quality offering from the amazing Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
VF25 raw
TOP #59
F-103
Original $50 Repunched Date, Top 100 Varieties, Original Gray. . Light to medium gray toning. The repunching at the base of the date digits is difficult to see due to vedigris but the upward sloping date and positioning obvious match the repunched date obverse. There is a line through Liberty's mid section that is toned over.
Seated 10C 1873 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
VF20 PCGS
29200350
F-105
Original New Price
$125
New January 20! 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 $800 Double Die Obverse, Original Gray Surfaces, Top 100 Varieties #60, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 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 $3800 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
AG3 PCGS
14552485
F-101
Choice $2995 Key Carson City Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Inexpensive Alternative, Conservative Grading, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 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 1874 1874
With Arrows
F15 raw
F-114
Choice HOLD
$250
New December 30! Missing Right Arrow, Choice Original Surfaces, Excellent Example for Variety. 1874 F-114 is the poor man's version of the incredibly rare 1874 variety with missing left and right arrows. In this earlier die state, only the right arrow is missing/partial. The theories and potential explanation for the 1874 F-114 and F-106 die varieties is beyond the scope of this description. GFRC customers are encouraged to check the web-book for more details. This example is a near-gem at grade. Center gray coloring is nicely framed by peripheral ebony. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing. An ideal offering for those interested in Liberty Seated dime die varieties.
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 1875 1875
VF25 raw
F-123a
Choice HOLD
$125
New December 30! Severe Die Cracking at 7:00, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, JUST BUY IT NOW. A wonderful 1875 F-123a example with choice original surfaces and natural gray patina. The reverse die crack/cud at 7:00 is bold and obvious. I've seen few examples of this die state across several decades of studying and handling Liberty Seated dimes. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as so choice for the grade.
Seated 10C 1875 1875
F15 raw
TOP #63
F-107
Original $75 Misplaced 1 in Denticles, Original, Top 100 Varieties #63.. Nice problem free example with darker gray patina. Conservative grading and perfect for a mid grade Top 100 set.
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
VF35
PCGS
15037041
F-111
Choice $300 New December 20! Misplaced 76 Digits, Brian Greer Plate Coin, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Brian Greer plate coin used in his 1992 Guidebook as published by DLRC Press. The Greer 104 macro image on page 145 utilize this dime for imaging the Misplaced 76 Digits die variety. Purchased by Gerry Fortin from Brian Greer during November 1992 and in the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection since that time. A choice original F-111 example with mottled gray toning that shifts to exposes gold hues under a light source. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with "MPD FS-301" attribution on the label. An important piece of Liberty Seated numismatic history that has been carefully preserved for 25 years by LSCC members. Now returning for a third GFRC appearance.
Seated 10C 1876CC 1876-CC
Type 2 Reverse
VF25 raw
F-101
Original $185 New December 30! 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 1877CC 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
EF45
PCGS
33086913
F-107
Choice $250 New December 20! 1877/6 Overdate, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck for the Variety, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Murphys Collection. A choice original example of the popular 1877/6 overdate obverse paired with F-107 reverse. This die pairing combination is listed in the Top 100 Varieties set and is challenging to locate choice. One could not locate a more original example given the crusty gray patina on both side of this example. Strike is well executed throughout obverse while the reverse die is cracked and poorly hub on the left portion of the wreath. Frankly, I see this dime as being close to AU50 based on wear but the reverse strike/worn die brought about EF45 designation. Most obverse diagnostic are readily seen including the diagonal die scratch in the shield and repunching on the 1 digit. There is a micro mark on the upper flag of the last 7 which does not allow for a clear view of the top of the 6 digit on the upper flag. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and recently approved by CAC. From the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1878 1878
Type 1 Reverse
EF45 raw
F-104
R5+
Original $150 Rare Type 1 Reverse, Thick Gray-Gold Patina, Wire Rims, Wooster Collection. 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
AU Details ANACS
5048617
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
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 1878CC 1878-CC
Type 1 Reverse
VF25 PCGS
32241760
F-101
Choice $435 Better Carson City Date, Natural Gray Patina, Near-Choice Surfaces, Massachusetts Collection. Liberty Seated dimes minted at the Carson City mint during 1878 will be found with Type 1 and Type 2 reverses. The distinction is important for collectors. Coinage struck with the Type 1 reverse is the better alternative for date and mintmark set collectors. The F-101 strikes are well executed with higher grade examples having proof like field characteristic. 1878-CC dimes struck with Type 2 reverses (three different) come with weak reverse devices due to die lapping or heavy polishing. Type 2 reverse dimes (F-102, F-103, and F-104) are better suited for die variety collectors. The Massachusetts Collection consignor has just divested this choice original example which happens to be struck with F-101 dies. Fields are covered with uniform gray skin and are unabraded other than two micro ticks above the ONE in the denomination. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1878CC 1878-CC
F12 raw
F-103
Original $310 Difficult Carson City Date, Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. A strictly original 1878 Carson City F-103 example with lapped Type II reverse die and downward sloping mintmark. By now, Liberty Seated dime specialist understand that all Type II reverse dies used to strike 1878 dimes were lapped before beginning production. The results is a one to two grade difference between obverse (stronger) and reverse (weaker). This F-103 example is slightly better than average with respect to the obverse to reverse grade difference. Surfaces are covered with gun metal gray patina and are essentially blemish free. The obverse grades a full Fine 12 with slightly raised scroll. The reverse rim is almost worn through at 10:00 which is typical. Please note the downward sloping mintmark that easily identifies the F-103 die pairing.
Seated 10C 1879 1879
PR64
PCGS
02880022
F-102
Choice $785 Near Gem Original, Gray, Rose and Blue Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck, Accurate Grading. A near gem 1879 proof strike with attractive in hand and bright light toning. The F-102 die pairing is easily attributed by a weakly hubbed base above the 879 digits and was used for both proof and circulation strikes. Surfaces are perfect original with rose gray hues during in hand inspection. Adding a light source exposes reflective sky blue and rose mirrored fields. Overall strike is well executed and there are no blemishes whatsoever. The assigned PR64 grade captures the available reflective luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1879 1879
EF45 PCGS
28715702
F-104a
Original New Price
$445
New January 20! Low Mintage Date, Repunched Date, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. The 1889 F-104 die pair was employed for proof and business strikes. Strong repunching can be found on the 1 and 8 digits with traces on the 9 digit. The 1 digit shows repunching above the upright and below the base. On the 8 digit, repunching can be seen in the bottom of the upper and lower loops. Faint repunching can be found within the lower loop of the 9 digit. The Cleveland Collection brings a lovely EF45 example with deep gun metal gray-blue patina. Strike is typical while surfaces are abrasion free. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1882 1882
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25505304
F-101
Gem $2395 F-101, Spectacular Cameo Proof, Watery Mirrors, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection consignor is back with a newly divested duplicate from his spectacular type coin collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering this high grade 1882 Cameo proof that is only one of four graded at the PCGS MS66+ Cameo level. I have seen two of the other specimens at this grade level and they are heavily toned as compare to the bold eye appeal of this lightly toned example. Both sides feature watery mirrors and highly reflective cartwheel lustrous. A faint gold skin is seen at the peripheries. The strike is pinpoint-sharp and there are no obvious contact marks on either side. Eye appeal is superior and consistent with duplicates from the Winesteven Collection. Last CoinFacts record dates back to January 2013 with HA priced realized of $2820. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert along with CAC approval. A magnificent duplicate from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 10C 1884S 1884-S
VF30 NGC
4671513072
F-102
Original $110 New December 30! 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 1885 1885
PR66CAM
PCGS
50071039
F-101
Gem $1750 Superb Cameo Proof, Deep Brilliant Mirrors, Peripheral Faint Gold, Attractively Priced, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A thoroughly pleasing 1885 proof strike offering with brilliant mirrors and PCGS Cameo certification. Mirrored fields surround frosty main devices leading to the visual cameo effect. Reflective luster is crisp and stunning. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder along with CAC approval. This 1885 proof dime is the F-101 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Variety Collectors. Purchased at the FUN 2004 Heritage Signature Sale - Lot 5653. CAC approval was added years later. A important divestment opportunity that is worthy of serious consideration.
Seated 10C 1887 1887
PR64 PCGS
85100429
F-101
Choice $685 Choice Original, Watery Proof Fields, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An absolutely original 1887 proof dime with watery mirrored fields. As in the case with most proof Seated dime, bright light viewing is required to release the natural coloring and reflective mirrors. In the case of this 1887 specimen, a light source exposes subtle sky blue and light gold on the obverse. These same colors are more pronounced on the reverse and quite attractive. A 10x loupe inspection revealed several die polish lines on the reverse that should not be mistaken for hairlines. Accurately graded and off the market for several decades. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection.
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 1888 1888
Contemporary Counterfeit
VG08 raw
Original $40 Contemporary Counterfeit, Brass Planchet, Transfer Dies, Die Struck, Coney Collection. An unlisted 1888 counterfeit dime struck from transfer dies. Weight is 2.1 grams with normal coin turn die alignment. Reverse surfaces exhibit substantial die erosion. Nice gray-rose patina that makes this piece very deceptive. From the Coney Collection.
Seated 10C 1888 1888
Contemporary Counterfeit
G04 raw
Original $30 Contemporary Counterfeit, Brass or Copper Planchet, Barber Design Reverse, Needle Denticles, Coney Collection . Listed as C-101 ands easily detected due to needle denticles on both sides. Considerable wear with weight of 2.1 grams and normal coin turn die alignment. From the Coney Collection.
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 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.
Seated 10C 1891O 1891-O
VG10 PCGS
30624392
Original $50 Unlisted, Original Crusty Gray, Reverse Cud 9:00 - 10:00, Wooster Collection. . A strictly original 1891 New Orleans Seated dime with crusty gray patina. There is a worn reverse cud between 9:00 - 10:30. The upper left reverse is a typical location for major die breaks on 1891 dimes struck at both the Philadelphia and New Orleans mints. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. Original purchased from GFRC during the 2015 timeframe and searching for a new home.