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Capped Bust Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1809-1837): Easton Collection

Easton Collection - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

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Weighted GPA 61.038
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About this set: How to put together an undervalued set with a limited population and still be able to assemble a complete set of CBD. The stats show a CBD set is demanding; alot more challenging than the coin values report. A study of the mintage during 1809 to 1837 shows the US Mint minted about 11.2 million CBD. Only 5,300 of those are PCGS slabbed, with 550 examples that are mint state from the large variety & 1,200 examples that are mint state from the reduced size variety type. That's pretty slim pickings! My collecting goals are to assemble an eye appealing original set. I use a scale to evaluate for originality, eye appeal, strike, surface quality and toning. Each coin is rated from 1 to 10 in each of the 5 categories. This guide establishes my purchasing objectives. I have passed on all coins that didn't meet at least a 25 point grade. Using the previous mentioned grading standards acquisitions were made, but finding quality examples for each variety are very tough. The search for the best coin lead to passing on higher graded coins for lower graded coins as my goal is to acquire only original examples that have attractive toning, better eye appeal, stronger strike and high surface quality. For example, I waited over 10 years to acquire an 1809 dimes in MS64. This coin has the Pittman pedigree and its very high in the eye appeal, strike and originality. After a 5 year search to find a 1822 (passing on several examples) I finally purchased an AU example which met the collection standards. In many cases, there aren't that many examples to choose from but patience prevailed in assembling a collection with a certain standard. The provenances of these dimes were interesting to research as well. I believe many AU and better examples have lost its provenances due to slabbing, I believe many AU58s never circulated and were apart of famous collections. Many mint state coins are graded AU58 to reflect very slight cabinet friction from its long term storage. This registry set contains AU or lower graded mint state grade examples as I feel a higher graded coin isn't the best example for this set or just not available. All collections have personal favorites which are 1822, 1809 and the 1821 large date. My 1821 is the finest example or the Rock Star of CBD IMHO. Building a great collection requires alot of time, research and numismatic knowledge. I am grateful to those individuals that have assisted me with this quest by provided knowledge about this series and with the selection of many coins. Thank you Russ Augustin, Rich Ulrich, Todd Imhof, Frank Van Valen, John Agre and Dave Wnuck. Lastly, I thank my dear friend Hal and my son David for helping me keep my sense through this journey. This quest continues...

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Easton Collection
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePCGS No. PopPCGS No. Pop HigherTotal PopTotal Pop HigherOwner's Comments
44861809 10CMS645454Ex. Pittman/Gardner -JR-1, CAC This is a very special coin that has wonderf...
44871811/09 10CMS639596
44891814 Small Date10CMS643233JR- 1. very difficult coin to locate. very nice original toning with origin...
44881814 Large Date10CMS64258259Ex Benson. Goldberg's 2/02 lot 462, JR-2 CAC - Gorgeous steel blue & deep g...
44901814 STATESOF10CMS621010
387781820 STATESOF10CMS641022JR-1, Nice original toning, crossed from a ngc65. Expected to have crossed ...
387821820 Small 010CMS642153JR-2, office boy reverse
44921820 Large 010CMS6326382638Great looking toned dime, CAC
44961821 Large Date10CMS6216421645JR-7, R2 - A Rock Star! Aquablue toned with mirror prooflike surfaces on fr...
944961821 Small Date10CMS643132Ex. Lovejoy, Oct 1990, lot 59. where it was described as a very choice proo...
44971822 10CAU55210211Ex. Bensen. Goldberg's 2/02 lot 469. JR-1
44981823/2 Small E's10CMS64+1213JR-1, Ex Eliasberg, Experts believe this coin is nicer than the Garrett, Ba...
44991823/2 Large E's10CMS6398910JR-3 - what I like about this coin is its originality! - an old coin with r...
45021824/2 10CMS651012JR-1. Ex Eliasberg, CAC Fabulous coin- This is my personal favorite date a...
388071825 10CMS64111612JR-1, R4
45041827 10CMS6456185819JR-7 - Early die state. Very original. Electric blue toning around the rim ...
45061828 Large Date10CMS631314
45101828 Small Date10CMS654142JR-1
45111829 Small 10C10CMS64+116118
845111829 Medium 10C10CMS63419520Ex Eliasberg May 1996 lot 1087, CAC, JR-12
945111829 Large 10C10CMS662132JR-2, CAC ex Gardner, very high on eye appeal and attractive toning with ve...
388391829 Extra Large 10C10CMS621010
3962501829 Small/Large 10C10CMS641111
388361829 Curl Base 210CF151012Ex. Davis collection, FS-301, JR-10- very tough coin - original and nice su...
388461830 Small 10C10CMS621224JR-2 EDB states it the most common variety but IMHO I disagree
45161830 Medium 10C10CMS6424182418
388471830/29 10CAU582157Ex Lovejoy. Stack's 10/90 lot 109, JR-4 Described as follows Brilliant Unci...
45201831 10CMS666465
45211832 10CMS6431223223JR-2 - excellent strike CAC
45221833 10CMS6450205020JR-9, CAC
388701833 Last 3 High10CMS641154JR-5
45261834 Large 410CMS673031
45251834 Small 410CMS64319319JR-7
45271835 10CMS65+1213JR-5, CAC
45281836 10CMS657686
388941837 Capped Bust10CMS64111610
Very nice set. Glad you got an award/plaque.
Posted @ 1/23/2015 9:24 AM By PeterShireman
Great addition Barry!
Posted @ 8/16/2014 1:30 PM By icrf03
Little keyboard error - anyhow "Gorgeous Set" outstanding ! Walt
Posted @ 1/16/2013 9:50 AM By Walt
Congratulations I am in Awe of your gorgeous - Just Superb !! Walt
Posted @ 1/16/2013 9:48 AM By Walt
I'm even more blown away than ever by these. Your set is the GOAT - Geatest of All Time!
Posted @ 1/8/2013 7:38 AM By BobLande
Gorgeous additions. I expect the last 4 holes will be added soon. Will you be attending FUN this January?
Posted @ 1/1/2013 10:22 AM By stone
Awesome toning, especially on the 1830/29! Also the 1821. Also the Bob
Posted @ 11/13/2012 8:04 PM By BobLande
Beautiful 1829 Curl Base 2!
Posted @ 11/11/2012 12:54 PM By stone