Liberty Seated Dimes Top 100 Die Varieties

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Photo Date Grade TPG Top 100
Variety
GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated  1837 1837
Small Date
VF25 PCGS
26519410
TOP #2
F-103a
Choice $415 Horizontal Cracked Reverse, Top 100 Varieties #2, Choice Original, Gorgeous Gray-Gold Coloring, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Let's open the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I really like this 1837 F-103a dime for the grade. Surfaces are covered with rich gray-gold patina leading to a mild circulated cameo appearance as a starting point. Blemish wise, this dime is perfect with nothing to mention. The long F-103a reverse crack extends into DI(M)E and is well formed. Accurately grade and a choice example housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A perfect specimen for the #2 entry in a circualted Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated  1838 1838
VF30 raw
TOP #5
F-103b
R4
Original $175 Vertically Cracked Reverse, Original Gray Surfaces, Full Bisecting Die Cracks, Problem Free, Traveling Man's Collection. On the 1838 F-103b die variety, a vertical die crack completely bisects the reverse from north to south during later die states. Cherrypicking this late die state cracked reverse variety will prove to be very challenging since the die crack is easily noticed. Most specimens are flagged by dealers or collectors for the potential premium. The is example is strictly original with light gray patina and random ebony highlights. Strike is uniform and surfaces are blemish free. Conservatively graded as a VF30. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as entry #5 and considered to be R4 rarity in grades of VF or better. From the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection.
Seated  1838 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
VF30 PCGS
28715620
TOP #5
F-103b
Original $175 New September 4! Vertical Reverse Die Crack, Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. The 1838 F-103b die variety and die state with bold vertical reverse die crack has been popular among collectors for years. As a result, it was listed in the Top 100 Varieties set. This example offers strictly original surfaces that are covered with crusty gun metal gray-blue patina. The blues are quite predominate on the reverse. Well struck and without blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Top 100 Varieties duplicate from the Cleveland Collection that will not break the bank.
Seated  1838 1838
F12 PCGS
35376519
TOP #6
F-106
Choice $95 Cracked Obverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Cracked Obverse #1 as labeled by Brian Greer in his DLRC Press guidebook. Definitely choice with thick crusty gun metal gray-blue patina. Perfect for a budget Top 100 Varieties set as this would fit nicely into entry #6. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated  1838 1838
Large Stars
MS64 NGC
1748327001
TOP #6
F-106a
R4
Choice $2350 Late Die State, Shattered Obverse #1, Near Gem Mint State. Top 100 Varieties #6. . A much later die state example with dual die cracks starting at Star 7 and proceeding down through Liberty. An essentially perfect dime with sharp obverse and reverse strike coupled with blemish free fields. The obverse die crack is not the more common F-106 single crack but rather the double crack through Star 6 that is required for F-106a designation. Surfaces are evenly covered with gray/brown patina that reminds me of Eric Newman old paper envelope toned coins. For the variety collector who only wants the best in his Top 100 set. NGC plate coin employed for the NGC press release that announced Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties being added to VarietyPlus attribution service. Holder serial number 1748327-001.
Seated  1838O 1838-O
Repunched Mintmark
AU55 PCGS
21922297
TOP #3
F-101
Choice $2300 Repunched Date, Near Gem Original, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. A near gem example of the only No Stars dime design type to be struck at the New Orleans mint. A important offering with semi transparent gray fields and ample remaining luster under bright light. Residual mint frost surrounds the main devices and the rim denticles. Several well toned over field ticks in the right field hold this one back from potential gem quality rating. The overall balance between strike, light gray toning and luster is outstanding. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated  1838O 1838-O
F15 PCGS OGH
4298051
TOP #3
F-101
Original $325 Better No Stars Type, Original Surfaces, Old Album Obverse Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. Classic eye appeal and appearance for Seated Dime No Stars type. 1838-O dimes were the first minted at the New Orleans mint with survivers in all grades up to AU. In Mint State, this date is very challenging. Offered here is a lovely Fine 15 graded example with strictly original gray surfaces and nothing but honest wear and two tiny reverse divots at STAT(E)S. Obverse has old album dark gray with embedded gold while the reverse is uniform gray. Strike is typical for the F-101 die pairing. Also a candidate for inclusion in a Top 100 die variety set. Housed in PCGS old green holder. A fine numismatic offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated  1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
EF40 PCGS
28715635
TOP #13
F-106a
Original $315 New September 4! Cobweb Shattered Reverse, Original Surfaces, Gray-Aquamarine Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. A fairly late die state example of the popular Cobweb Shattered reverse variety. These die pairing was employed extensively with a long reverse die crack progression into terminal die state. This original example features well struck devices and a uniform layer of aquamarine-gray patina on both sides. Blemishes are consistent with the assigned grade and include a few ancient and toned over lines on the lower reverse. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality Top 100 Varieties duplicate from the Cleveland Collection that will not break the bank.
Seated  1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
AU50 raw
TOP #14
F-108
R6
Market Acceptable $975 Huge O Variety, Rare Grade, Top 100 Varieties #14, Details Grade. Definitely a rare grade for the 1839-O Huge O reverse variety when AU details remain. This specimen easily grades AU+ but has dark verdigris covering the obverse stars and date regions coupled with the entire reverse. The dark surfaces were result in a PCGS grade designation of AU Details code 97 (environmental) if holdering were to be attempted. Few examples are know at this grade level and a truly problem free specimen would be priced in the $2000+ range. Offers are welcomed as the dime is listed to sell.
Seated  1839O 1839-O
No Drapery
VF35 NGC
1652175009
TOP #14
F-108
R6
Original $1495 Huge O, Choice Original, Birmingham Collection. This is one of the better examples seen while working with the Liberty seated dime series. Most Huge O dimes comes with some type of problem and strictly problem free examples in EF or better grades are rare. So along comes this wonderful example from the Birmingham Collection. Accurately graded and very close to EF due to the lapped obverse die and well worn reverse from 1838. Surfaces are covered with strictly original and uniform gun metal gray patina with hints of blue and rose intermixed. Strike is bold validates this is a middle die state example since there is no die crack from (U)NITED to the rim. In terms of blemishes, there are a few fully toned over old lines on the obverse but given this piece's grade rarity, they don't bother me in the least and should not bother the buyer. Housed in old NGC holder with standard circular insert. As a serious student of the Liberty Seated dime series, I enjoy handling consignment dimes that bring a good balance of quality, rarity and eye appeal.
Seated  1840 1840
No Drapery
AU58 PCGS
15744068
TOP #15
F-103
Choice $575 New September 4! Chin Whiskers, Choice Original, Ebony-Gold Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Collectors will immediately note the deep and bold die polish lines between Liberty's chin and left facing shoulder on this well struck F-103 example. This dime was previously used at the 1840 No Drapery plate coin within the "web-book" and I believe the reason is evident when reviewing the GFRC images. A no question original offering with ebony-gold obverse patina and lighter gray-gold on the reverse. Satiny cartwheel luster is more prevalent on the reverse given the thinner toning. Obverse is fully struck with high relief stars and primary devices. The reverse is also well struck with all veins in the wreath leaves defined. Blemish wise, there are a few scattered ticks on the reverse that are ancient and toned over. Housed in old blue label holder with standard ring insert. A special Top 100 Varieties duplicate from the Cleveland Collection that warrants consideration.
Seated  1840 1840
No Drapery
EF40 PCGS
29181043
TOP #15
F-103
Original $250 Chin Whiskers, Original Crusty Gray Patina, Conservative Grading Base on Wear, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1840 No Drapery Chin Whiskers die variety (F-103) is popular among collectors. This example, from the AuburnNY Collection, offers original surfaces and medium gun metal gray patina. Based on wear alone, this piece is a full EF45. However, there are some faint hairlines in the left obverse field and residual reverse verdigris that probably resulted in a net grade of EF40. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another nice Seated dime die variety offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated  1840 1840
No Drapery
VF35 PCGS
85100413
TOP #15
F-103
Original $195 Popular Chin Whiskers Variety, Original Medium Gray-Ebony Toning, Well Struck, Undergraded. An original example of the popular 1840 No Drapery Chin Whisters variety. Surfaces are covered with thick medium gray patina and deeper ebony on the reverse. Strike is full as one expectes from nearly all 1840 No Drapery dimes. Fields and main devices are entirely blemish free. Heavy die polish lines under Liberty's chin are bold and easily seen with 10x loupe or on the GFRC images. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Please look closely at the GFRC images as this piece is undergraded at the VF35 level. I would grade EF40/EF45. An attractive original offerings for that #15 slot in a Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated  1840O 1840-O
VF20 raw
TOP #16
F-106a
Original $175 Original Gun Metal Gray, Medium O, Late Die State Reverse Crack. Even gun metal gray/blue toning covers obverse and reverse. There are minor toned over lines on the obverse while reverse has a tiny rim mark at 8:00. These are mentioned for accuracy. Reverse is obviously late die state with the die crack through STAT(E)S. Conservative grading as there is substantial details remaining on this difficult variety.
Seated  1841O 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
06935835
TOP #19
F-101
Gem $35000 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated  1841O 1841-O
VF20
PCGS
29739515
TOP #19
F-101
Choice $2200 Large O, Closed Bud Transitional Reverse, Choice Original Gray, Accurately Graded.. Please don't under estimate the importance of this offering as locating a choice original 1841-O Closed Bud dime at or above the VF grade level will take years rather than months. I am pleased to offer this strictly original and choice example to GFRC customers. Both obverse and reverse devices are well struck considering the reverse die is well worn, cracked and left over from 1840. On the offered example, the die cracks from UNITED to rim are overtly defined. Remember that 1841 Transitional dimes were struck at the New Orleans mint during January 1841 with left over 1840 reverse dies since no new 1841 reverses were available. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS with serial number 29739515. The PCGS label reads, "Trans Rev, Large O, Sm Lett, FS-902 (FS-003.3). This label allows the new owner to immediately add into PCGS Set Registry's new Top 100 Seated Dime Varieties set. Asking price is fair for the quality and grade rarity.
Seated  1841O 1841-O
Transition Reverse, Large O
AG3 PCGS
81638051
TOP #19
F-101
Original $575 Transitional Closed Bud Reverse, Large O, Original Medium Gray Patina, Top 100 Varieties Set #19, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The Closed Bud Transitional reverse die varieties were struck during early 1841 at the New Orleans mint while awaiting fresh reverse dies from the mother mint in Philadelphia. Strikes from left over Large O and Small O reverse were first identified in the 1970s but early researchers Kam Ahwash and John McCloskey and later made popular by Greer. This example is so typical with an obverse that grades full Good but with a badly worn reverse. PCGS assigned an AG03 grade which is accurate. Surfaces are toned over with original gray patina. This piece is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The PCGS label has everything one needs to know about this variety, Trans Rev, Lg O, Sm Lett, FS-902 (FS-003.3), F-101. A nice original offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated  1841O 1841-O
VG10 PCGS
04129856
TOP #19
F-101 FS-902
Original $1150 Transitional Closed Bud Reverse, Large O, Antique Gray Patina, Well Defined Devices, Conservative Grading, Top 100 Variety #19. The Closed Bud Transitional reverse die varieties were struck during early 1841 at the New Orleans mint while awaiting fresh reverse dies from the mother mint in Philadelphia. Strikes from left over Large O and Small O reverse were first identified in the 1970s but early researchers Kam Ahwash and John McCloskey and later made popular by Greer. The VG10 graded example offers device details associated with a higher grade due to conservative grading. Both sides are covered with antique gray patina. The obverse scroll edges are sharp and well defined with all letters in LIBERTY clear. The reverse wreath is also intact with 50% of the leaves showing internal veins. Blemish wise, there are ancient lines on the obverse only. These are toned over and not distracting. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label has everything one needs to know about this variety, Transitional Rev, Largeg O, FS-902 (FS-003.3). Also listed in the Top 100 Varieties set on the PCGS and GFRC Registries as entry #19. Last sold by GFRC during the July 2014 timeframe from the West Coast Collection.
Seated  1841O 1841-O
Genuine PCGS
15036924
TOP #20
F-102
Market Acceptable $14500 Transitional Small O Closed Bud Reverse, Rare AU Grade, Gerry Forting Top 100 Varieties Collection . Greer 101, Discovered after Ahwash published his Encyclopedia. Transitional Small O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Small O Closed Bud dimes are more difficult to locate in EF or better with few known in AU and none in mint state. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. This example grades a full AU but has probably seen an old obverse wipe many years ago. The obverse is toned a light golden gray with deeper coloring across Liberty and the right field. The reverse is toned a uniform gun metal gray. Device details are crisp on the reverse allowing for an understanding of the Small O reverse die preservation state (die used to strike 1840-O F-107 dimes) in early 1841. The obverse has strike weakness at the gown line, head and stars 7 and 8. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and assigned a Genuine designation. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Sm O Sm Lett, FS-901". I get the Small O labeling by PCGS but not the Small Letters. Regardless of the PCGS Genuine designation, this is one of the finest 1841-O Small O Closed Buds extant and indicative of how rare a certifiable example actually is. A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties.
Seated  1841O 1841-O
G06 PCGS
28092786
TOP #20
F-102 FS-901
Choice $1450 Transitional Closed Bud Reverse, Small O. Greer 101, Fortin 102. Discovered after Ahwash published his Encyclopedia. Transitional Small O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." This offered example is conservatively graded and choice at the assigned Good 6 grade level. Both sides are covered with original gray patina. Obverse rim is bold and high off the fields. Four to five letters of LIBERTY remain on the scroll. The reverse is struck from a well worn die that is also bulging in the center resulting in uneven device details. Once again, the rims are fully intact suggest that a minimum VG grade would be appropriate. Definitely an above average example for the grade that is housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Listed as #20 in the Top 100 Varieties set that can be found in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Seated  1842O 1842-O
AU50
PCGS OGH
3298678
TOP 23
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated  1842O 1842-O
Small O
VF30 PCGS
85100414
TOP #24
F-104a
Original $465 Original, Difficult Small O Reverse, Later Die State Obverse Cud, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. An important Top 100 Varieties set offering as the 1842-O Small O with bold obverse cud can be elusive. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with medium ebony-gray patina. This is a well struck Small O example and rather atypical for this variety. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with "F-104a" designation on the PCGS label. From the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated  1847 1847
VF20 PCGS
83049803
TOP #29
F-101
Choice $200 Date Overlaps Base, Crusty Original, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The definition of crusty original! Surfaces are natural gun metal gray with no blemishes whatsoever. A strong VF20 due to strike weakness, especially on the reverse wreath leaves. The F-101 die pairing, Date Overlaps Base, is part of the Top 100 Varieties set. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfectly original offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated  1849 1849
AU53 PCGS
30423050
TOP #30
F-104
Choice $295 New September 4! Repunched Date, Choice Original, Olive-Blue and Gray Patina, Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. The 1849 F-103 was long considered to be an 1849/8 overdate until Greer cast doubts within his 1992 DLRC Press guide book followed by Fortin who confirmed date repunching on three of the four digits. This duplicate offering, from the Cleveland Collection, features a hammered strke throughout obverse and reverse. As a result, the repunching within the top loops of the 8 and 9 digits is bold and easily seen with a 10x loupe. Surface are strictly original and choice. A mottled olive -gray and blue patina covers both sides and does mutes some of the reflective luster. Wear is minimal without any blemishes to report. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality Top 100 Varieties duplicate from the Cleveland Collection.
Seated  1853O 1853-O
Hubbed Date and Arrows
VF25 raw
TOP #37
F-104a
R4+
Original $150 Shattered Obverse, Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Top 100 Varieties, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1853-O F-104 die pairing can be located in progressive die states. At the terminal die state, the obverse becomes extensively shattered with large areas of retained metal forming to the immediate left of the shield and between the shield and the 18 digits. Examples with the shattered obverse still come fairly well struck. For inclusion in a Top 100 Varieties set, the 1853-O F-104a dime must have retained metal showing between Star 1 and the rock. This VF25 grade example was struck from the terminal die state. Surfaces are fully original and covered with crusty gray patina on both sides. Strike is well executed. There are no blemishes worthy of mention either. Another Top 100 Varieties offering from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection.
Seated  1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
29200301
TOP #38
F-102
Market Acceptable $1650 Shattered Obverse, Top 100 Varieties Semi-Key Date, Golden Retoned Surfaces, So Close to Original, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. An important Top 100 Varieties offering to consider. Some history is in order. This is the second time that GFRC has handled this 1854-O Shattered Obverse dime that resides in a PCGS EF Details - Cleaning holder. Surfaces are slightly dull in appearance as would be expected for a silver piece graded EF. The entire dime is covered with a uniform golden patina that becoming darker at the rims. Again normal for an original silver coin. The issue is the golden toning that results when a dipped coin sits in a paper 2x2 envelope for many years. Some silver coins will acquire golden coloring rather than grays. This is the case here as the offered F-102 dime has no signs of any mechanical cleaning. Eye appeal is strong for the variety with bold shelf metal through the date. There are no blemishes whatsoever to mention. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with PCGS Genuine Cleaning XF Cleaning label. From the Cleveland Collection with in hand inspection being recommended being drawing any negative conclusions.
Seated  1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
VF25
PCGS
34941544
TOP #38
F-102
Choice $1150 New August 28! Popular Shattered Obverse Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original.. Consignor Purchase: Reduced Asking Price. September 2018 E-Gobrecht Cracked, Shattered and Terminal plate coin! One of the key varieties to the Top 100 Varieties set due to a spectacular obverse die crack that extends from Liberty's head down through stars 9 - 13 and across the date digits into the left rim below star 1. The die break is severe with shelf metal throughout most of the die crack and one of the latest die states seen. Why this die held together is a function of being use as an anvil die in the production press. If the hammer die (reverse) were as cracked as the obverse, then it would probably have broken apart with a large cud forming. Now that we have discussed the background, let's review this crusty original example. Crusty is the operative word for the thick brown-gray patina that covers obverse and reverse. Surfaces are strictly original, never messed with and choice at the assigned grade level. Reverse strike is surprisingly good given the obverse die degradation. The obverse is weakly struck at the gown line and lower leg, which is typical for the variety. Grading the F-102 variety is better accomplished on the reverse. Fresh from CAC review sumission by Grey Soldier where it was awarded green bean approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Ex. Indiana Collection too. Yet another quality Top 100 Varieties offering from GFRC.
Seated  1854O 1854-O
VG08 raw
TOP #38
F-102
R6
Choice $425 Shattered Obverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Distinct Shelf Metal at Date, Accurately Graded, Traveling Man's Collection. A rare and highly desireable Top 100 Die Variety due to a massive die crack that nearly encircles the obverse. Moving clockwise, the die crack begins above Star 7, passes through the top of Liberty's head, through Star 8, the flag, Stars 9 - 13, down through all four digits and arrows in the date and exits to the rim below Star 1. In a late die state, the die crack at the date forms a shelf like boundary between the date area and the rim denticles directly below the date. Even with the massive die cracks, this variety comes well struck. This 1854-O F-102 example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, offers choice original surfaces that are covered by crusty gray patina. One could not ask for a more wholesome VG08 example with nothing but honest wear. The shelf metal at the date is distinctly defined at this lower grade level. Fairly priced for the pristine state of preservation.
Seated  1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
35380155
TOP #39
F-103
Original $350 Cracked Obverse, Oblique O Mintmark, Choice Original, Challenging Top 100 Variety, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. During years of conducting Liberty Seated dime die variety research, I've seen my share of 1854-O dime with the oblique O mintmark reverse. However, later die state examples with bold die cracks from rim up to left arrow and 1 digit, are much scarcer. To qualified for inclusion into a Top 100 Varieties set, these die cracks must be present and obvious. This example definitely qualifies for a Top 100 set and then some. The die cracks have transitioned in a nice internal die cud between the left arrow and 1 digit and also on top of the 1 digit. Probably one if the latest die state examples I've seen. Surfaces are original and covered with crusty gray patina with embedded rose hues. Strike is complete and surfaces are entirely blemish free. A fair value at the asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated  1854O 1854-O
VG10 raw
TOP #39
F-103
R5
Original $95 Cracked Obverse. Large Oblique O, Original Gray Patina, Top 100 Die Varieties, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1854-O F-103 paired shattered obverse die and oblique mintmark reverse is scarce in original VF or better grades and difficult to locate but not as tough as the 1854-O F-102 Shattered Obverse. For inclusion in the Top 100 Variety set, examples must be in a late date state with bold die cracks between the left arrow and 1 digit. This strong example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, has all diagnostics for inclusion in the Top 100 set. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with light gray patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever.
Seated  1856 1856
Small Date
AU58 PCGS
30447896
TOP #42
F-110
R4
Choice $550 Doubled Die North, Bold Luster, Light Gold at Rims, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. Full description once images are available.
Seated  1856O 1856-O
F12 ANACS OWH
999192
TOP #44
F-105
Original $125 Repunched Date Down, Original Surfaces, Silver Gray Patina. Top 100 Varieties, Fairly Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A quality 1856-O F-105 offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection to consider. F-105 designate the Repunched Date Down die variety which is many times more difficult to locate than the F-104 Repunched Date Up variety. This example offers honest wear with silver-gray toned surfaces. Under a light source, faint rose hues are detected. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in ANACS old white holder with REPUNCHED DATE listed on the holder label.
Seated  1872 1872
EF45 PCGS
29200347
TOP #56
F-105
Choice $1350 Double Die Reverse, Choice Original, Old Album Toning, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. The 1872 Double Die Reverse die variety is an important addition to any Top 100 Set. Nearly all example seen will have a weak obverse strike, especially at Liberty's head and gown line; this is the way the F-105 die variety is found. Many examples have been cherrypicked since the 175 degree rotated hubbing error was discovered back in 1999 and published in the Gobrecht Journal during 2003. I've seen a decent number of the cherrypicked examples with this Cleveland Collection offering being one of the nicest. Lovely blues surround rose colored centers on both the obverse and reverse. The coloring is stronger on the obverse and most attractive. Surfaces are blemish free and the grading is accurate for the variety. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and deserving a place in an advanced Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated  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  1872 1872
VG08 raw
TOP #56
F-105
Original $115 Double Die Reverse 180 Degrees, Top 100 Variety, Original Gray, Great Value Example. A value example of the Top 100 Double Die Reverse variety. Obverse is original gray while the reverse has lighter color. There is a field divot on the upper reverse above ON€.
Seated  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  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  1873 1873
With Arrows
MS61 NGC
2229723001
TOP #60
F-103 FS-101
R6
Original $12300 Top 100 Varieties Key Date, Double Die Obverse, One of Finest Extant, Frosty Luster, Bold Doubling Details, Accurately Graded, Cold Quarters Collection. One of the key dates in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties set and in the condition census for preservation state. One of the finest examples of the Doubled Die Obverse F-103 variety (Cherrypickers' FS-101) struck with bold die doubling at the shied. The right portion of Liberty's shield exhibits a wide and dramatic double impression, rotated 20° clockwise. Additional die doubling is seen below the scroll and within the lower shield. A misplaced digit in the dentils, below the 73 digits, may also be present as well, but it is much less prominent and pales in comparison to the spectacular die doubling. The offer example has probably been dipped and presents untoned mirrored fields and frosty silver devices. The assigned MS61 grade is accurate given faint micro lines in the left obverse field seen under a 10x loupe. Regardless, this is one of the three finest F-105 examples known. The other two are the Simpson and Gardner examples, both graded PCGS AU58 CAC, followed by the Fortin PCGS AU55 specimen. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. A substantial Liberty Seated die variety offering from the Cold Quarters Collection.
Seated  1874 1874
Polished Arrows
MS62 NGC
4189872002
TOP #62
F-106
Original $24500 Polished Arrows, Finest of Four Known, Struck From Mirrored Dies, Original Surfaces, Details Holder, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Greer 102, Polished Arrows. The finest known with research strongly suggesting this piece was struck during a Philadelphia mint experiment to gang arrows and date digits on the same punch. The experiment failed and a few specimens escaped the mint after the die were poorly reworked. Please allow me to walk GFRC customers through this dime's history. Brian Greer listed a "No Arrows" variety in his Seated Dime Guidebook during 1992. Greer indicated that "The arrows have either been filled in the die or were weakly punched and show only very faintly." This variety was discovered by James Skwarek and is considered extremely rare, as only two examples are currently known (this is 1992). A close study of the plate coin, as purchased at the 2003 FUN show, suggests an alternate theory for the presence of faint arrows. First, the plate coin was produced from polished dies and is prooflike. This suggests that the plate coin is from an early striking from a new set of dies. The digits in the date appear to be punched at least twice. The first date punch, as seen under the base of all four digits in the date, is weak and suggests that the die in the area of the date and arrows was polished. The polishing is most evident on the top of the 7 and 4 digits in conjunction with the left and right arrows. It is unknown as to why the mint employee attempted to remove the date and arrows by die polishing. After the polishing of the date area, a second attempt is made to repunch the date digits only. Evidence of the second punching of the date is clearly visible at the base of each digit. Since few examples are known, the Philadelphia mint employees at the steam press may have rejected this obverse die upon discovering that the arrows were very faint or not present. All 1874 dimes were struck with arrows, as required by law. The question now becomes that of how many examples were struck from this obverse die and released into circulation. Brian Greer indicated at the 2003 FUN, upon seeing the above plate coin, that the James Skwarek piece was the only one seen and was in a lower circulated grade. Fast forward to 2016 and currently housed in NGC MS Details holder with large font label. This is the finest of four examples known. This dime is original and the highly polished die surfaces confuse the TPG graders. PCGS has graded it questionable color in the past. This piece was originally purchased in an old white ANACS AU58 holder but cracked out as clearly mint state.
Seated  1875 1875
EF45 raw
TOP #63
F-107
Choice $195 Misplaced 1 in Denticles, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Popular Variety. A crusty original example with thick gun metal gray patina. About as nice an example seen for the assigned grade and the misplaced 1 digit protruding from the denticles.
Seated  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  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  1876 1876
EF45 raw
TOP #68
F-104
Cleaned $50 Scarce Double Die Reverse, Top 100 Varieties. Light From Old Clean, Indiana Collection. Cleaned with lots of contact marks; essentially a filler for a Top 100 Varieties set until a better example can be located.
Seated  1876CC 1876-CC
Type I 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  1876CC 1876-CC
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  1876CC 1876-CC
MS62 PCGS
21549290
TOP #74
F-111
Choice $1100 New August 22! Misplaced 76 Digits, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal Consistent with Higher Grade, Top 100 Varieties, Newtown Collection. Ex. Central California Collection. Misplaced 76 Digits in Gown die variety that is always popular with collectors. This lovely example offers satiny cartwheel luster that is consistent with a higher grade level. Obverse is coverd with thin rose, aquamarine and blue patina while the reverse is mostly aquamarine and rose. Why the MS62 assigned grade? There are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field that were grade limiting against 1990s grading standards but allowed today up to the MS64 grade level. This dime is conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder that dates back to the late 1990s. While residing in the Central California and Newtown Collections, this piece was never submitted to CAC and will heading for a review during the next GFRC submission. A choice duplicate from the Newtown Collection that will be pleasing to the new owner. Also an important die variety within the Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated  1876CC 1876-CC
Type I Reverse
AU55 raw
TOP #74
F-111
R4
Cleaned $235 Misplaced 76 Digits, Reflective Surfaces, Scarce, Top 100 Varieties #74. . Mint States details but old surface wipe/polish renders the surfaces bright. Net graded AU50 and still a very desirable Top 100 Varieties dime. The 1876-CC die varieties are by far the most popular of all Seated dime dates with the 76 Misplaced Date being a top favorite.
Seated  1876CC 1876-CC
VG08 raw
TOP #74
F-111
Original $45 Misplaced Double 76 Digits, Original Gray, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. Another popular 1876 Carson City die variety due to a double set of misplaced 76 digits in the shield and to the right of the scroll end. Surface are toned a light to medium gray with no blemishes to mention. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as #74. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated  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  1877/6 1877/6
F12 raw
TOP #78
F-107
Original $65 1877/6 Overdate, More Challenging Reverse Die Pairing, Original Surfaces, Top 100 Die Varieties. Popular 1877/6 overdate that was included in the Top 100 Varieties set. Die scratch is the shield is bold. Surfaces are original and covered with olive gray-patina. A decent filler example to occupy that hole in your Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated  1886 1886
MS65
PCGS
5765223
TOP #81
F-105
Gem $1225 New September 4! Repunched 86 Digits, Gem Original, Golden Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, One of the Finest Examples of F-105 Variety, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Repunching of the 86 digits is well defined and easily seen in the images. One of the finest F-105 examples known while assembling the "web-book". Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with dazzling cartwheel effects. A transparent golden skin covers both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval is obviously warranted given the super originality, bold luster and eye appeal. Sold into the Cleveland Collection's Top 100 Variety set several years ago and now back on the market for the next passionate collector.
Seated  1890 1890
AU50 raw
TOP #90
F-105
Original $85 Misplaced Digit in Gown, Strictly Original Surfaces, Top 100 Varieties #90. There is considerable remaining luster on this nice 1890 Philadelphia strike that also happens to be one of the Top 100 misplaced digit entries for the date. Obverse is nice and frosty while the reverse has golden patina throughout. Strike is above average for a With Legend design dime. There are several obverse blemishes that are not distracting. Fairly priced for the variety and Top 100 status.
Seated  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  1891O 1891-O
MS63 PCGS
12891754
TOP #96
F-106a
Choice $875 New September 4! Repunched 89 Digits, Heavily Clashed Dies, Repinched Mintmark, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden-Rose Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful example of the 1891-O F-106a die pairing and late die state that features multiple die clashing on the obverse along with bold repunching of the 89 digits in the date. The reverse also offers a boldly repunched mintmark. This example has it all for the die variety specialist along with being at the mint state grade level. Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with substantial cartwheel effects. Strike is hammered with mint frost throughout the major devices. Formerly in the Gerry Fortin reference collection and sold into the Cleveland Collection towards filling out his Top 100 Variety set with mint state examples. Housed in old blue label holder with standard ring insert. The blue label reads "RPD & RPM, Obv & Rev Dies Clashed". A special Top 100 Varieties duplicate from the Cleveland Collection that is not often found in the marketplace.
Seated  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  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.