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Liberty Seated Dimes - Top 25 Cud Dies

The collecting of Seated coinage with die cuds is a niche activity among certain Liberty Seated Collector Club (LSCC) members. Locating any example of a Liberty Seated dime with a cud is a significant accomplishment let alone contemplating the building of a Top 25 Cud Dies set. Both Tim Cook and Gerry Fortin have benefitted from the efforts of well known dealer Larry Briggs in locating and "hoarding" die cuds for various Seated denominations. Tim Cook was fortunate to purchase a portion of Larry Briggs' cud collection in the mid 1990s. Subsequently, Tim Cook offered some of the cud dimes for auction at the Heritage CSNS May 2005 Sale and Gerry Fortin used the opportunity to acquire most of the pieces that were offered. Without the efforts of Larry Briggs, the Tim Cook and Gerry Fortin Top 25 Cud Dies collection would be less substantial.

Building a complete set of the Top 25 Cud Dies may be beyond the capabilities of modern day collectors without the sale of existing collections and further consolidations by a serious Seated Dime variety specialist. Good luck to any one who begins the challenge of Top 25 Cud dies collecting. Please do not hesitate to post a set with just a few pieces as the information is extremely valuable for the LSCC community and our understanding of surviving examples.

- Gerry Fortin



Click Collection Name to view its composition. The Blank Collection is an empty version.

Collection Rating Complete Weighted Grade caccoin.com Last Updated
The Tim Cook MD Collection 25.3 60% 41.6 0% January 10, 2017
The Gerry Fortin Collection 20.9 80% 26.4 0% December 30, 2016
The Dale Miller Collection 8.0 28% 29.6 14% January 6, 2017
The Tony Alberts Collection 6.1 20% 31.1 0% January 9, 2017
The John Okerson Collection 2.8 8% 40.0 0% December 27, 2016
The David Miller Collection 1.0 4% 35.0 0% December 29, 2016
The Blank Collection 0.0 0% 0.0 0% December 25, 2016
Collection Rating Complete Weighted Grade caccoin.com Last Updated
The Tim Cook MD Collection 25.3 60% 41.6 0% January 10, 2017
The Gerry Fortin Collection 20.9 80% 26.4 0% December 30, 2016
The Dale Miller Collection 8.0 28% 29.6 14% January 6, 2017
The Tony Alberts Collection 6.1 20% 31.1 0% January 9, 2017
The John Okerson Collection 2.8 8% 40.0 0% December 27, 2016
The David Miller Collection 1.0 4% 35.0 0% December 29, 2016
The Blank Collection 0.0 0% 0.0 0% December 25, 2016

Rating: The weighted average of all coin grades (i.e. aggregated sum of each coin grade + CAC premium multiplied by its rarity factor divided by the sum of all rarity factors). Missing coins are included and assigned a grade of 0. This metric is the basis for order rank.

Complete: The number of coin entries divided by the total number of coins in the Set.

Weighted Grade: The weighted average of all coin grades (see calculation above), but excluding any missing coins.

%: The ratio of coins certified by CAC (either green or gold sticker). Calculated as the number of CAC coins divided by the total number of entered coins.

Rarity Factor: The rarity assessment for each date/variety uses the Sheldon scale of R1 through R8 with a R1 weight being the most common while an R8 weight being the most difficult to locate. Rarity estimates are by Gerry Fortin as listed in the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors webbook.