The Newtown Liberty Seated Dime Collection Sale - An Introduction

Welcome to the sixth and final GFRC Online Auctions sales event of 2022 featuring a decade long assemblage by the Newtown Collection. By now, it is well known that the Newtown Collection is the branding name for Aaron Heintz. Aaron has been a client since the earliest years of the GFRC numismatic business specializing in Liberty Seated coinage. A passion for Liberty Seated coinage has resulted in top rated dime and half dollar collections within the Open Set Registry. As time passes, numismatic goals and priorities can change with the corresponding funding requirements. Our dear friend has decided to sell his Liberty Seated dimes towards more aggressively pursuing his passion for the larger denomination.

The Newtown Liberty Seated Dime Collection sale will be conducted in two sessions. The first event opens on October 29 and runs for the typical one week period with a closing time of 9:00 PM on November 5. The second event is targeted for late January 2023. The breakdown of the collection into specific lots for the two events will be finalized in the coming weeks. It is my intention to construct a single collection PDF and printed catalog that will be available at the Whitman Baltimore show (October 27-29) and at the Winter FUN show (January 5-8, 2023).

Handling a complete Liberty Seated dime collection is pure joy for the GFRC team. The photography and image processing stages allowed me to become intimately familiar with each of the many dime lots. There are spectacular pieces with well recognized pedigrees including several finest knowns. Of the 128 total lots being offered, over 80% are CAC approved and appropriately marked with green beans. This approval level is consistent with Aaron's pursuit of the best possible specimens for each of the core dates and major die varieties. My favorites include the 1838-O PCGS MS65 dime (ex. Gardner), the 1841 PCGS MS66, and the amazing 1857-O NGC MS67 with a pedigree that traces back to the James Stack and Teich Family collections. I'm sure that potential bidders will develop their own favorites after carefully review the collection gallery at the Auction Guide web page.

GFRC Online Auctions application was designed with simplicity for bidders given the No Buyer's Fee policy. Bidders do not need to contemplate the incremental Buyer's Fee percentage when placing bids. Every bidder is free to bid what they wish to pay for a lot. This fact become measurably important during the final hour of bidding whereby bidders can stay focused on contemplating that final last minute bid towards winning a prized lot.

The GFRC Online Auctions platform has become yet another divestment option for collectors along with the regular price list consignments. I've seen the GFRC community become incrementally comfortable with taking holdings onto an auction platform for bidding potential and increased prices realized upside. Again, with a simplistic No Buyer's Fee structure, collectors can easily calculate their proceeds using the final bid and GFRC regular commission rates. All lots that do not meet reserves are posted on the regular GFRC price list along with the Collectors Corner numismatic marketplace. Our goal is to promptly sell you coins across multiple marketing channels.

Please sit back and enjoy the construction of the Newtown Liberty Seated Dime Collection Sale online catalog along with the printed auction catalog. The catalog will be finalized one week before auction bidding commences on October 29, 2022. Online Lot descriptions will appear when completed by Len Augsburger. Lot reserve prices will also be added in parallel with lot descriptions. Once again, it is an honor to be entrusted with such an important collections and a host of premium coins in a single sale.

Good luck with bidding. As I tell everyone who asks questions concerning lots, please bid strong and often!

Thank-you, Gerry

 

 

The Newtown Liberty Seated Dime Collection Sale PDF Catalog Has Arrived!

Bidding Instructions

Existing GFRC clients and those who have registered can submit bids by selecting the bidding icon. Those who have yet to registry can participate in this eagerly awaited GFRC Online Auctions offering by contacting Gerry Fortin at gerry@seateddimevarieties.com.

 

Sale Terms and Conditions

 

Photo Type Date
Grade
TPG Variety
GFRC Rating
Description Reserve/High Bid Bid
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS65
PCGS
25679806
F-107

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection The hammered strike of this No Drapery example serves nicely as an illustration of a well-struck Liberty Seated dime - the head is completely defined, and the bow knot exhibits interior detail. The leaves are sharp, and the wreath reveals strong separation in the design elements. Frosty luster accompanies the silver and gray surfaces of this piece, with bits of maroon and steel-blue present at the rims. F-107, with stars 12 and 13 prominently recut. CAC notes 20 pieces at the MS65 level, with eight coins higher. The CAC price guide is $3,150, and this piece serves as a superb example of the No Drapery, Large Stars variety at a reasonable price point. Ex. GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2022) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 10C 1839
No Drapery
MS65
PCGS
4982209
F-101

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Satiny luster reveals tan color atop steel surfaces, with underlying blue-green patina additionally evident on the reverse. F-101, with repunching in the 3 and 9, and slightly rotated dies. The engraver hand-punched the stars on No Drapery dime dies, with the result that star orientation is not always consistent from die to die - in this case, star 1 is placed slightly south of star 13. CAC has certified 84 pieces in all grades, with 12 examples higher. The CAC guide value is $3,150. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
With Drapery
F15
PCGS
43682882
F-101

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection This crusty example is near-perfect for the grade, with only a few lines of note across the central portion of Liberty. Natural coin gray color covers the original surfaces, with bits of steel-gray patina evident in the background. One might speculate as to the appeal of this coin to the Newtown collector, who clearly is more accustomed to operating at the Mint State level. The relative scarcity of original examples likely came into play, as CAC has approved only 32 pieces in all grades combined. Moreover, this is simply a pleasing example that collectors of all levels can appreciate. F-101, the only die pair for this issue. The CAC guide value is $289. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 10C 1840-O
No Drapery
MS61
PCGS
05805711
F-109a

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection This final No Drapery issue exhibits frosty luster that is strong for grade, showcasing the obverse slate gray and reverse olive-russet patina. F-109a, with star 1 close to the rock, star 9 repunched, and a die crack running from (AME)R(ICA) to the rim. CAC has approved 41 pieces in all grades, a lower total within the No Drapery subtype. While this piece is far from the rarest or highest graded within the Newtown Collection, it retains substantial foundational value, offering aesthetic appeal and relative rarity as an original example. The CAC guide value is $9,600. Ex. Gerry Fortin Collection and purchased from GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 10C 1841-O

MS62
PCGS
50133331
F-104

Choice
Near-Gem Original, Newtown Collection Ample, frosty luster flows from the fields of this early New Orleans piece. This example is minimally toned, with only light, smoky patina among the stars and legend. F-104. with a medium, level date and a die crack between (STAT)ES, while the mintmark tilts to the right. The CAC pop report notes 55 pieces in all grades with eight examples finer. The CAC price guide is $1,500 in MS62. Purchased from GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1843 Seated 10C 1843

MS66
PCGS
24705267
F-102a

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection The 1843 F-102a is a distinct variety with extensive die cracks and is listed in the Top-100 Varieties as #25. Half dollars of 1843 similarly exhibit die cracks, and clearly the Philadelphia Mint experienced problems with die preparation and/or striking in this year. Regardless, this is one the finest survivors of the issue. The CAC census notes five pieces in MS66 with none higher, while PCGS reports three coins in MS66, with a single piece finer at MS66+. Rich toning is evident on both sides, with aqua and maroon patina throughout. The northeast quadrant of the obverse, and the corresponding portion of the reverse, are more lightly shaded. This example is a PCGS Coin Facts plate coin. The CAC price guide is $6,750. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1844 Seated 10C 1844

AU58
NGC
452950002
F-102

Choice
Near-Gem Original, Newtown Collection Steely, frosted luster reflects silver and gray surfaces, with crusty bits present in the dentils. Light, smoky patina is additionally evident in the fields, more so on the reverse. F-102, the business strike die pair. CAC has approved 67 pieces in all grades, with only four coins at the Mint State level. The 1844 dime is perhaps the notorious issue in the series and has been subject to speculation since the 1930s. Frank C. Ross, Hobbies Magazine columnist, promoted the so-called "Little Orphan Annie" throughout the numismatic media until his passing in 1955. Later, the collector Terry Brand built a hoard of over 600 pieces, which was ultimately dispersed by Heritage Auctions over time. Today, prices have stabilized, although the coin remains desirable, especially with original preservation. The CAC guide value is $3,800. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1845O Seated 10C 1845-O

AU53
PCGS
06406783
F-101

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection Gene Gardner enjoyed acquiring duplicates, and this piece resided in his collection along with the MS69 (not a typo) example of this date. While the MS69 piece is lightly toned, this piece is richly patinated in shades of electric violet, lilac, and copper-red. F-101a, with a die crack extending from the R in AMERICA toward the rim. A few lines in the right obverse field preclude CAC certification. The 1845-O is an important condition rarity in the Seated dime series, and the PCGS population rapidly decreases as one advances from EF (28 pieces) to AU (16 coins), to MS (three examples). The CAC guide value is $4,200. Ex. Gardner, Lemus (Stack's, 10/18/2005, lot 583). Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1846 Seated 10C 1846

EF45
PCGS
32980159
F-101

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection The 1846 is well-known as a key issue in the Seated dime series, with a low mintage of 31,300 pieces. This example is nicely struck, with distinct star points and strong leaf detail. Deeper steel-gray centers are surrounded by cloudy copper color at the rims, and the aesthetic appeal is compelling. F-101, the business strike dies, with a defect in 6. CAC notes 46 pieces in all grades, with only three coins finer than the present example. With the CAC price guide nearly doubling between EF45 and AU50, this is the best example one can hope to acquire without venturing into five-figure range. The CAC guide value is $5,250. Ex. GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1848 Seated 10C 1848

MS64
PCGS
22031654
F-101a

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Brilliant, frosted luster imparts dancing cartwheels atop the original surfaces of this Philadelphia example. A splash of light coffee patina is evident on both sides. All elements are deeply impressed, and this piece nicely reveals the higher relief that often characterizes Liberty Seated coinage in the 1840s. F-101a, with the date sloping downward, and a prominent reverse die crack within the legend at (ST)AT(ES). CAC has approved two coins higher, both at MS65. Apart from the fact that this is the near-finest known example at CAC, one must also consider the absolute rarity, with only 21 CAC-approved coins across all grades. The CAC guide value is $3,600. Ex. Gerry Fortin. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1849O Seated 10C 1849-O
Small O
EF45
PCGS
24498947
F-104

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection Thick, obverse toning inhibits the luster of this EF45 example, while the reverse exhibits steely, mirrored surfaces. Deep gold patina outlines the design elements on both sides, contrasting with the charcoal-gray fields. The overall effect is pleasing, and the original surfaces merit the CAC designation. F-104, with repunched digits and a die crack extending from (AMERI)C(A) to the rim. CAC reports 36 pieces in all grades, with nine pieces across the AU/MS bands. The CAC guide value is $702. Note, reverse scratches are on the holder. Ex. GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1850O Seated 10C 1850-O

EF45
PCGS
32805585
F-105

Choice
Near-Gem Original, Newtown Collection This is a crusty example that is perfect for the grade, with a high degree of originality. Design elements are neatly outlined by lighter color, while the fields are more deeply shaded with charcoal and gray patina. The highest points retain minimal color, precisely as expected for a circulated piece with well-preserved surfaces. F-105, with a high, level date, vertical die line from star 2 to the rim, and a large mintmark tilting slightly left. The CAC population is 24 pieces in all grades, with nine coins finer. The CAC price guide suggests a value of $546 in EF45. Ex. GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1851O Seated 10C 1851-O

AU55
PCGS
29459341
F-101

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection Brilliant, frosted luster highlights a burst of russet and electric blue patina at the rims, and the eye appeal is exceptional. With close inspection, luster is reflective under a light source. F-101, the only die pair for this issue. This is a later die state, with heavy polishing evident on the obverse. CAC notes 15 pieces in all grades, a remarkably low number, with only a single coin higher at MS61. The CAC price guide is $1,800, but this is a strong example for the grade that will likely sell at a higher level. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection, a noted GFRC consignor with a discerning eye for pleasing, original pieces. This is a good place to mention that GFRC consignor galleries are accessible via the "Galleries" link on the home page. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
With Arrows
MS66
PCGS
39263979


Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection With the Coinage Act of 1853, the supply of silver to the Mint increased dramatically, and the production of dimes grew nearly tenfold in this year. As such, there is a good supply of high grade survivors, and the CAC population report notes 18 pieces in MS66 with eight pieces finer. This example exhibits frosted luster with moderate cartwheels. Thick toning reveals mixed shades of emerald, maroon, and cobalt blue on both sides. With the addition of arrows at the date, this issue is popular among Liberty Seated and type collectors alike. The CAC guide value is $3,150. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1854 Seated 10C 1854
With Arrows
MS65+
PCGS
42077883
Unlisted

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Thick, frosted luster is abundant on both sides of this With Arrows piece, more so than is typically seen at the gem level. Dimes of this year often come softly struck, which is evident here in the head, stars, legend, and bow. Maroon, tan, and navy patina mix together on the obverse, while the reverse reveals a brilliant center surrounded by light gold and burgundy color. CAC has approved 54 pieces in all grades. Despite the greater availability of the 1853 With Arrows issue (184 coins certified by CAC), the 1853 and 1854 With Arrows coins are priced similarly - here is an opportunity. The CAC guide value is $242. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 10C 1854-O
With Arrows
MS64+
PCGS
36929098
F-101

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Thick, satiny luster showcases a subtle spray of maroon patina in the fields, while the rims reveal more intense color. The flash is considerable, and easily approaches the MS66 level. Star points are distinct, and the leaf detail is full. F-101, with a very high date, and a reverse die crack connecting (O)F to the rim. CAC has certified a single piece at MS65, with two coins finer. While this coin should rightfully be evaluated as a Gem example, it is worth noting that the overall CAC population is 29 pieces, a remarkably low figure given the mintage of over a million coins. The CAC guide value is $4,880. Ex. Tom Bender Collection, purchased from GFRC by the Newtown consignor. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Small Date
MS65+
PCGS
31090762
F-116
Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Throw out the price guide on this piece, as it is certainly to sell for substantially more than the suggested CAC value of $2,550. Brilliant, frosted luster fills the centers of each side, both of which lead toward pleasing rim toning. Russet crescents surround the figure of Liberty, while the wreath is framed by a ring of maroon and intense blue-green color. The strike is full, and the overall eye appeal is superb. The CAC population is seven pieces in MS65, with five coins finer. Ex. Tom Bender Collection. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Large Date
MS64
PCGS
38522105
F-104
Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection Russet and sea-green patina mixes on the obverse of this Large Date example, while the reverse is less intensely toned. The strike is soft, with star points present if not fully sharp. A few lines in the left obverse field are noted. F-104, with digits touching the base, while the reverse die is perfect with no distinguishing characteristics. Philadelphia pieces of this date come with both large and small dates, while the branch Mint obverse dies all featured small digit punches. This piece is tied with two other coins for finest-known at CAC, which reports 24 pieces in all grades. The CAC guide value is $4,500. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1857O Seated 10C 1857-O

MS67
NGC Fatty
148656001
F-107a

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Brilliant, steely luster imparts dancing cartwheels, and the eye appeal is off the charts. Dappled, midnight blue patina graces both sides, with splashes of original silver color evident underneath. Hints of lilac hue are evident within the shield and wreath. The strike is complete with sharp stairs and strong bow detail. F-107a, with a die crack connecting the rock and rim. This piece is tied for finest-known at CAC with one other coin. CAC has graded 51 examples in all grades. Purchased from GFRC and previously from the James Stack collection (Stack's, January 1990, lot 113, realized a strong $25,300). This coin truly has it all - exceptional eye appeal, superior technical grade, and provenance among the finest collections. Examples from the Gardner collection are infrequently exceeded, but in the case the bragging rights easily go to this MS67 piece, which supersedes the Gardner coin (MS66) in both grade and eye appeal. The CAC guide value is $8,250, and the GFRC sales archive notes a sale price of $8,500 in August 2018. Housed in a NGC Gen 4 (1989-1991) no line brown label Fatty holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1858 Seated 10C 1858

MS64
PCGS
15492835
F-107

Choice
Doubled Die Obverse, Near-Gem Original, Newtown Collection Frosted luster is somewhat muted beneath medium skin, which reveals attractive rose and sea-green patina. The reverse is more lightly colored, with shades of evergreen hue at the rim. F-107, with a downward sloping date and shield doubling, which is evident to the southeast. Die clashing is present behind ME on the reverse. The bow is softly impressed, while the head is slightly sharper. CAC notes 28 coins in all grades, with four pieces in MS64 and five coins higher. The CAC price guide value is $1,040. Ex. D.L. Hansen, and so noted on the label. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1859S Seated 10C 1859-S

VF35
PCGS
27399500
F-101

Original
Original, Newtown Collection The presence of a VF coin in a high-grade set might seem an anomaly until one realizes the condition rarity of the 1859-S, especially in higher grades. The PCGS census recognizes only three Mint State pieces, with nine coins present across the AU bands. This is a crusty example with thick charcoal toning on both sides, while the devices are neatly outlined by thin bands of gold patina. Some of the interior star detail remains, with high point wear otherwise consistent with the grade. F-101, the only die pair for this issue. Note, a few scuffs are on the holder. The CAC guide value is $2,250. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1860S Seated 10C 1860-S

MS63
PCGS
60158271
F-102

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection Steely gray surfaces underlay mottled russet patina, with additional shades of gold color evident on the reverse. The fields are perfectly original and hairline-free, while the overall flash is consistent with the assigned grade. F-102, with the date punched to the left, much closer to the tip of the shield than the F-101. The CAC census indicates 33 pieces total, with three coins at MS63 and four examples finer. The PCGS report is not far behind, with five coins noted at MS63 and four pieces higher. The CAC guide value is $9,900. Uncirculated examples of Liberty Seated branch Mint pieces prior to the 1870s are typically challenging, as collectors of the period cared little about mintmarks. Certain branch Mint issues are completely unknown in Mint State, while others, such as the present coin, are numbered in the single digits. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1861S Seated 10C 1861-S

MS62
PCGS
38969894
F-102

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection Brilliant, frosted luster hosts the barest hints of lemon-yellow and russet toning, while moderate cartwheels are consistent with the MS62 designation. This is a semi-key issue, produced to the extent of 172,500 pieces. As is typical, uncirculated examples of early San Francisco pieces are challenging, with 11 total Mint State pieces reported by PCGS. At the MS62 level, PCGS notes three examples with five pieces finer. F-102, with the first 1 in the date centered over two dentils. The PCGS price guide gives a value of $6,000 in MS60 and $22,500 in MS63. Uncirculated branch Mint pieces are among the most desirable examples within the Liberty Seated series, and the condition rarity of this piece will create significant interest. Ex. GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1862 Seated 10C 1862

MS65
PCGS
13570012
F-101a

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Steely, frosted luster delivers excellent bright light reflectance, highlighting colorful rims and fields. Blue-green and gold centers lead toward russet patina at the rims, and the look is pleasing. Some strike weakness is evident at the head and the bow knot at the corresponding part of the reverse. Two short lines in the lower left obverse field are the only marks of note. F-101a, with a die line at shield stripes 11 and 12. The CAC reports eight pieces at MS65 with 13 coins higher, and a price guide value of $1,080 in MS65. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1863 Seated 10C 1863

MS63
PCGS
26399862
F-101a

Choice
Near-Gem Original, Newtown Collection The fields of this Civil War piece exhibit brilliant mirrors, which exaggerate the micro-chatter that is otherwise consistent with the grade. Faint gold toning is present on both sides, more evenly on the reverse. F-101a, with a downward sloping date and die defect in O(NE) at the upper right. The head detail is present, if not textured. PCGS notes ten pieces in MS63, with 23 coins higher. With 36 years of operation at the west coast grading service, these numbers no doubt reflect substantial duplication. The PCGS price guide is $5,000. Ex. GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1863S Seated 10C 1863-S

MS64
PCGS
38193043
F-101

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection Brilliant, frosted luster turns creamy white under a bright light, revealing silver-gray surfaces with scattered charcoal color at the rims. This example is near-finest known, with PCGS noting three pieces in MS64, and three coins higher, all at MS65. The head is slightly soft, but well above average, as a comparison with the Newtown AU53 CAC example will readily demonstrate. F-101, the only die pair for the 1863-S dime, with faint clashing beneath DIME. The near-finest known status of this piece should be appreciated in the context of its overall condition rarity. This is not a typical Morgan dollar situation, where a hundred MS63 pieces are waiting in the wings. Indeed, PCGS has graded only 14 Mint State pieces across all grades. Ex. GFRC. The PCGS price guide value is $15,000. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1864S Seated 10C 1864-S

MS65
PCGS OGH
1304397
F-101

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Brilliant frost luster imparts swirling cartwheels atop the surfaces of this conditionally challenging San Francisco piece. A few flecks of charcoal patina grace surfaces that reveal hints of subtle maroon shading. The head and bow knot are somewhat soft, a typical occurrence for this issue, as noted in the Greer reference. F-101, the only variety for this issue, with a small mintmark. The CAC population is 23 pieces with only one example finer, at MS66. The 1860s San Francisco pieces are difficult to acquire in Mint State grades, and CAC has certified just five coins as such. The CAC price guide is $15,800. Ex. California collection, via GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) green label holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1865S Seated 10C 1865-S

MS63
PCGS
37037317
F-103

Choice
Near-Gem Original, Newtown Collection Creamy, frosted luster produces moderate cartwheels on the surfaces of this well-struck piece. Fields are untoned apart from a few bits of crust. Certain issues are notorious for weak strikes, and the 1865-S often comes with a flat head. Not so here! Liberty exhibits individual braids and substantial texture in the profile, a pleasing exception to the striking quality typically seen. F-103, with repunching in the 5 and a diagonal line through O(NE). CAC has approved two coins in MS63, with a single example at MS64 and one piece at MS65. The CAC guide value is $15,800. Ex. GFRC, not surprising as Gerry Fortin is a stickler for strong strikes. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1866 Seated 10C 1866

MS66
PCGS
25679810
F-102b

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection This no-question business strike piece reveals full mint bloom throughout, with lightly-mirrored fields. Devices are exceptional frosty and contrast with the reflective surfaces. Both sides are nearly untoned, with only a few bits of smoky patina evident. F-102b, with reverse die clashing, most evident beneath DIME. The business strike designation is critical for this coin, as Mint State pieces are substantially more challenging than proof examples. Nicely struck, with near-full head detail, and the overall eye appeal is excellent. This piece resides atop the CAC census, tied with five other coins. The CAC population in all grades is 22 pieces. Ex. Woodlands and Cold Quarters collections, purchased via GFRC. The CAC price guide is $4,880. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1867 Seated 10C 1867

MS66
PCGS
27350656
F-102

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Rich evergreen and aqua patina fills the fields of this low-mintage piece, produced to the extent of only 6,000 pieces. Surfaces are lightly mirrored, and the die clashing in the obverse fields confirms the business strike designation. Collectors of the 19th century generally preferred proofs, but the situation evolved as numismatists began to appreciate the differences between proofs and Mint State pieces. With the census data available to today's collectors, it is clear that Mint State pieces are decidedly more desirable. This is a nicely struck example, with a completely full head and definition in the bow knot. F-102, with a downward sloping date and die doubling to the right of the wreath. CAC has certified eight pieces in MS66 and four higher, all at MS67. The CAC guide value is $6,750. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1868S Seated 10C 1868-S

MS64
PCGS
35746986
F-101

Choice
Near-Gem Original, Newtown Collection Frosted luster with vibrant cartwheels highlights delicate lilac patina on both sides, with hints of gold color additionally evident. The strike is perfectly solid with rich detail in the ribbon. F-101, the only die pair for the issue, without the reverse strike doubling seen in later die states. This coin is tied for finest-known at CAC with four other pieces. CAC has approved 17 pieces in all grades. The CAC price guide value is $5,250, a remarkably low price for a piece that is not only tied for finest-known but is also scarce in an absolute sense. The sale of this example may well cause CAC to reconsider their stated value. Ex. GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1869 Seated 10C 1869
Long Flag 1
MS66
PCGS
82230350
F-105a

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Swirling cartwheels radiate from the brilliant, steely-frosted luster of this Premium Gem example. Brilliant centers lead toward russet and maroon patina the rims, and the eye appeal is compelling. F-105a, with an upward sloping date and die defects in the shield. This variety exhibits long serifs on the 1, which clearly extend further to the left than on the "short flag" varieties. The strike is a touch soft at the head and bow knot. CAC notes three examples in MS66 and three coins finer, all at MS67. The CAC guide price is $5,620 - an attractive value given the near finest-known status. Ex. Woodlands collection, via GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 10C 1869-S

AU55
PCGS
28653349
F-102

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection Coin-grey fields lead toward lighter rims that host silver patina in the protected areas. A scatter of crust is evident on both sides, within the figure of Liberty as well as the wreath. Surfaces are hairline-free, and this is a wholesome example. F-102, with high date, long flag 1, and a small, thin mintmark. The CAC population is 27 pieces in all grades, and the CAC price guide is $715. Ex. Yosemite Collection. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1870S Seated 10C 1870-S

EF40
PCGS
38378770
F-101

Original
Near-Choice Original, Newtown Collection The 1870-S is an overlooked issue within the Liberty Seated dime series, struck to the extent of only 50,000 pieces. The PCGS census is illuminating in this regard, reporting 115 pieces in all grades, while the more highly valued 1885-S comes in at 137 coins total. This is a semi-crusty example with olive and gray patina scattered over both sides. The strike is typical, with much of the wreath detail flat. Roller lines across the shield are as-struck. As Liberty Seated collectors like to say, there is no substitute for rarity, and the population data solidly backs up the challenging nature of this scarce issue. The PCGS price guide value is $1,250. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1871 Seated 10C 1871

MS63
PCGS
21433853
F-102a

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection Steely, mirrored fields produce strong, in-hand reflectance under a light. Sea-green fields host russet patina at the obverse rim, while the reverse reveals uniform evergreen color. The eye appeal is strong, and this is a choice piece. F-102a, with a die crack connecting the ribbon ends. The PCGS population is 99 pieces in all grades, a remarkably low total when one considers that the 1871-CC comes in 77 coins total. Note, this coin has not been attempted at CAC. The PCGS guide value is $650. Ex. Birmingham Collection, via GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1871S Seated 10C 1871-S

MS64
PCGS
06406785
F-102

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection Swirling cartwheels are evident as this piece is tilted under a light, revealing fiery brilliant luster. Pleasing maroon patina frames lighter centers, and the eye appeal is strong. Although an original piece, a few obverse field marks preclude CAC approval. Nicely struck, with sharp definition in the bow and ribbon. F-102, with a small mintmark tilting right. PCGS notes six pieces in MS64 and three coins higher. The PCGS price guide value is $6,000. Ex. Gene Gardner, who was no stranger to duplicates, and also owned an MS65 example of this issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1872CC Seated 10C 1872-CC

VF35
PCGS
13027346
F-101

Choice
Near-Gem Original, Newtown Collection CAC stickers on the rare CC dates are frustratingly hard to obtain, and this piece nicely illustrates the quality required to achieve the "green bean." Pleasing color and surfaces greet the viewer, with russet and gold patina at the rims, which in turn frames blue-green shades at the centers. High points exhibit lighter silver color, while bits of crust are evident in the protected areas. A few obverse field ticks are noted, none inconsistent with the technical grade. CAC has approved 15 pieces in all grades. F-101, the only die pair for this issue. This is a later state, with the well-known die crack through CC starting to form. The CAC price guide is $9,000. This coin represents a compelling combination of rarity and aesthetic appeal and will draw considerable interest - as it should! Ex. Under Construction Collection, via GFRC. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
MS63
PCGS Rattler
2171957
F-103

Choice
Repunched Date, Choice Original, Newtown Collection Brilliant, frosted luster creates vibrant cartwheels on the surfaces of this Close 3 variety. Silver fields lead toward russet color at the rims. The Close 3 coins were struck at the beginning of the year, until the 3 was judged too close in appearance to an 8. Bureaucracy being what it is, one suspects the confusion was immediately apparent to the Mint workers, prior to working its way up through the management. In any case, this is a fully-struck, appealing example with solid definition in the head, and a split bow knot. F-103, with repunching in 1 and 8. CAC has certified just 15 pieces in all grades, a remarkably low and under-appreciated figure. The CAC guide value is $624, and this coin is a bargain at that price. Housed in a PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
MS61
PCGS OGH
7426198
F-102

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection Steely fields reveal moderate luster, consistent with the lower-MS designation. Marks are minimal, and the surfaces are exceptionally smooth for the grade. A background of silver-gray patina underlays light gold color within the figure of Liberty, while high points are more deeply shaded. The No Arrows, Open 3 coins were struck between February and March 1873, after the date style changed and before the April 1st Coinage Act resulted in the addition of arrows at the date, to signify a minor change in weight. F-102, with a die line through the husk at the far right. The PCGS population is one piece in MS61, with 19 coins higher. The PCGS price guide value is $1,000 in MS60, going up to $2,250 in MS63. Ex. Birmingham Collection, via GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) green label holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1873S Seated 10C 1873-S
With Arrows
MS64
PCGS
05881964
F-101

Choice
Near-Gem Original, Newtown Collection Brilliant, frosted luster produces swirling cartwheels that rotate about the fields of this With Arrows piece, and the eye appeal is superb. Delicate gold patina is evident at the rims, while the centers are silver-gray. F-101, with repunching in the 1. The weakly struck reverse is typical for the F-101 in a later die state. The CAC population is six coins in MS64, with two examples at MS65 and the sole finest piece at MS67. The CAC guide indicates a value of $3.820 - an attractive price, in our opinion, for a piece near the top of the census. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1874S Seated 10C 1874-S
With Arrows
MS62
PCGS OGH
2325287
F-101

Choice
Choice Original, Newtown Collection Brilliant, frosted luster creates a vibrant cartwheel effect over the surfaces of this Philadelphia With Arrows piece. Russet patina lies within the protected areas of the obverse, while the reverse exhibits more generous shades of copper and maroon. Some strike weakness is evident in the head and bow knot. F-101, with a high date sloping downward. PCGS notes six pieces in MS62, with 29 coins across all higher grades. PCGS assigns a value of $1,500 in MS60 and $3,000 in MS63. Ex. Birmingham Collection, via GFRC. This coin has not been attempted at CAC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) green label holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 10C 1875

MS66+
PCGS
25684934
F-121

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Rich, frosted luster imparts swirling cartwheels atop the untoned fields of this flashy piece. Well-struck, with a near-complete head and split bow knot, if not fully so. F-121, the so-called "chin whiskers" variety with die flashing beneath the chin, and radial die lines to the right of the shield. CAC notes 18 pieces in MS66 and eight higher, all in MS67. The CAC guide value is $1,150. While the population at this grade level is higher than many other Seated dimes, the flip side is that a near-Superb Gem 19th century piece can be acquired at a reasonable cost. Ex. Winesteven Collection, via GFRC purchase. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1875CC Seated 10C 1875-CC
In Wreath
MS65
PCGS
02251270
F-111a

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection This Mintmark in Wreath example exhibits glowing, satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels, exceptionally so for an MS65 example. Surfaces reveal original silver patina, with varying sprays of maroon color at the rims. F-111a, with a high date sloping down from left to right, and a vertical die crack extending from the corn ear to the right. A rim cud is developing above the wreath opening at the top. The CAC population in MS65 is 11 pieces, with five coins in higher grades. The CAC price guide value is $3,300. The eye appeal of this example is strong for the grade, and a more aggressive price point is easily warranted. Ex. GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1875S Seated 10C 1875-S
Below Wreath
MS65
PCGS
5787965
F-117

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Brilliant, frosted luster and pristine surfaces highlight subtle streaks of gold patina across the figure of the Liberty. The reverse is a shade lighter, with silver-gray color at the center, surrounded by faint smoky hue. F-117, with the date slightly sloping downward, and a small, filled mintmark placed to the left of the bow knot. PCGS has certified 23 pieces in MS65 with five coins higher, all in MS66. This piece has not been to CAC, but, in the opinion of GFRC, the coin is consistent with CAC standards. The GFRC rating is Gem. The PCGS price guide value is $1,250. Ex. Birmingham Collection, via GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC

MS65+
PCGS
34845478
F-116a

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Glowing satiny luster and swirling cartwheels showcase this GFRC-rated Gem example, with brilliant centers surrounded by russet patina at the rims. The strike is full, and reveals textured head detail and a split bow knot. F-116, with a level date punched much closer to the rim than the rock, and a die crack through the mintmark. CAC has certified six pieces, with ten coins finer. The CAC price guide is $1,580 in MS65. Ex. Bob Williams Collection. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1877S Seated 10C 1877-S

MS65
PCGS
35695112
F-101

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Steely, mirrored fields are sharply reflective under a bright light, revealing mixed shades of russet, rose, and sea-green color throughout. F-101, with a date sloping up and a small block mintmark. CAC notes two pieces in MS65, two coins in MS66, and a single coin at MS67. The overall CAC population is 20 pieces, an amazingly low number for an issue with an ample mintage. By comparison, CAC has certified 14 examples of the 1874-CC series key - a not so different number. Still, the market is beginning to appreciate issues such as this that are genuinely scarce, when originality is considered. The CAC price guide value is $4,880. Ex. GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1879 Seated 10C 1879

MS67
PCGS
37107648
F-104a

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Numismatists recognized the low mintage of the 1879 dime from the time of issue, and today many high-grade examples remain in collector hands. CAC has certified 14 pieces in MS67, with four coins higher, all at MS68. This GFRC Gem-rated example is partially mirrored with sharp reflectance. Frosty central devices exhibit ice-white patina, while the obverse rim reveals an even ring of russet and maroon color. The reverse is largely untoned, with a crescent of deep color evident beneath the wreath. F-104a, with repunched date. The CAC price guide value is $3,750. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1883 Seated 10C 1883

MS66
PCGS
3405439
Unlisted

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Even, light gold patina on both sides underlays attractive rim toning, with blue-green and russet patina evident at the legend and wreath. Frosty luster is exceptionally active, with dancing cartwheels atop the brilliant surfaces. The strike is well-impressed, with full detail in the head. This variety is unlisted, with a date sloping downward and reverse clashing. CAC notes 25 pieces in MS66 and ten coins finer, and a price guide value of $1,150. This is a lot of coin for the money, with ample luster and pleasing color. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1884S Seated 10C 1884-S

MS64
PCGS
30103852
F-104

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Dancing cartwheels radiate from the brilliant, steely luster, highlighting rich russet, blue, and rose patina. A few hidden obverse lines hold back the technical grade, but the eye appeal is fully consistent with an MS65 designation. F-104, with the 1 centered over two denticles and a small mintmark. This piece has not been attempted at CAC. PCGS notes 17 pieces in MS64 with four examples higher. The PCGS price guide is $2,000 in MS64 and $5,500 in MS65. Ex. GFRC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 10C 1885

MS66+
PCGS
35801403
Unlisted

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Brilliant, steely luster creates swirling cartwheels that rotate about the fields of this GFRC-rated Gem example. Rose centers host ample blue patina at the rims and the eye appeal is exceptional. This variety is unlisted; a few lines in the reverse lettering may serve for further identification. The CAC census reports 13 pieces in MS66 and 11 coins higher, all at MS67. The PCGS price guide in MS66+ is $1,750. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 10C 1886

MS67
PCGS
32515469
F-113

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Swirling cartwheels flows from the steely, frosted luster of this late-date Philadelphia piece. Medium gray patina hosts blue-green color at the rims, while light copper color is additionally evident within the wreath. F-113, with a defect in the shield at the second vertical line. This piece is tied for top honors at CAC with seven others. The CAC price guide is $3,000, a remarkably accessible price point for an example with none finer known. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 10C 1887

MS66
PCGS
38036909
F-111

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Slight die erosion produces satiny luster on the surfaces of this colorful example. The swirling cartwheels reveal mixed russet, blue-green and maroon patina in the protected portions of the obverse, while the reverse is more richly toned with additional shades of copper-red. The CAC census notes 21 pieces in MS66 and six coins finer, with a price guide value of $1,150. The F-111 die pair exhibits a downward sloping date and die cracks at the outside of the wreath. The in-hand appeal of this GFRC-rated Gem is considerable, and the collector interest in this coin will be spirited. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S

MS65+
PCGS
26517878
F-101

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Rotating cartwheels dance over the fields of this attractively toned San Francisco piece. Blue patina at the rims frames mixed shades of russet and maroon, and the eye appeal is compelling. F-101, with the top of S(TATES) weak and a die line within the mintmark. The 1 in the date tilts slightly to the left. The CAC census report 10 coins in MS65 and nine examples higher. In-hand comparison with other pieces in the Newtown consignment suggests this piece is undegraded, and the CAC and PCGS Plus designations are fully warranted. The PCGS price guide in MS65+ is $1,250, going up to $1,500 in MS66. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1888S Seated 10C 1888-S

MS66
PCGS
39743083
Unlisted

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Moderate, steely luster produces swirling cartwheels as this San Francisco piece is rotated under a light. Gray fields hide subtle maroon color in the protected areas of the obverse, while the rims are more intensely shaded with evergreen patina. The reverse reveals blue color behind the wreath, with subtle lilac hues evident at the center. Unlisted in the Fortin web-book, with a level date and thick mintmark. Tied for finest known at CAC with six other coins. The CAC guide value is $6,750, not inexpensive, but still a reasonable value with no finer survivors known. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 10C 1890

MS67
PCGS
25357604
Unlisted

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Frosted luster imparts a swirling cartwheel effect as this example is flipped under a light. Russet centers host ample amounts of electric blue patina at the rims. This variety is unlisted; a downward sloping date may assist in future classification. The strike is soft, with the head not fully defined, and this may also be characteristic of this particular die pair. Tied with seven other pieces for highest graded at CAC, typical of the Newtown consignment, which includes a number of pieces at the top of the census. The CAC price guide value is $3,000. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 10C 1891

MS67+
PCGS
25224899
F-113

Gem
Gem Original, Newtown Collection Dancing cartwheels emanate from the glowing, satiny luster, and the overall flash is considerable. A band of deep russet and evergreen patina crosses the upper portion of Liberty, while the reverse exhibits a virtual rainbow with a brilliant center. F-113, with a distinct die crack through Liberty's head and reverse cracks at the wreath exterior. This piece is tied for finest known at CAC with six other piece, and the CAC guide value is $3,000. The overall eye appeal of this GFRC-rated Gem example is considerable and will no doubt draw substantial collector interest. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st
Seated 10C 1891S Seated 10C 1891-S

MS64
PCGS
39860400
Unlisted

Choice
Near-Gem Original, Newtown Collection Rich, frosted luster is fully brilliant and nearly untoned, with only hints of russet color evident at the rims. This die pair is unlisted, but the die lines within DIME should aid in future attribution. Production was over three million pieces in this year, and to date 19 distinct varieties have been documented. Additional discoveries no doubt await the careful researcher. The CAC census notes eight pieces in MS64 with 21 coins finer. The PCGS price guide value is $585. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval. Reserve: $0 Auction Opens
9:00pm Saturday January 21st