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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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GPA with Top Pop Bonuses 61.527
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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 10CMS639597JR-1, Ex Roger Solomon. Beautiful colorful toning - very late die state sho...
44891814 Small Date10CMS643233JR- 1. very difficult coin to locate. very nice original toning with origin...
44881814 Large Date10CMS642492410Ex Benson. Goldberg's 2/02 lot 462, JR-2 CAC - Gorgeous steel blue & deep g...
44901814 STATESOF10CMS621010JR-5 - very high on originality and eye appeal - the plate coin in the New ...
387781820 STATESOF10CMS641022JR-1, Nice original toning, crossed from a ngc65. Expected to have crossed ...
387821820 Small 010CMS642163JR-2, office boy reverse
44921820 Large 010CMS6327382738Great looking toned dime, CAC
387961821 Large Date10CMS64+1019JR-6- This is one of the flashiest and gorgeously toned Capped Bust dime ou...
944961821 Small Date10CMS645152Ex. 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's10CMS631091011JR-3- Beautifully toned with claims to a much higher grade - CAC
45021824/2 10CMS651012JR-1. Ex Eliasberg, CAC Fabulous coin- This is my personal favorite date a...
45031825 10CMS65+2424JR-1,R4, 1825 are very difficult to locate that are originally toned and we...
45041827 10CMS6458186019JR-7 - Early die state. Very original. Electric blue toning around the rim ...
45061828 Large Date10CMS631314JR-2, The variety is a real sleeper. This is one of the toughest varieties ...
388261828 Small Date10CMS65+1011JR-1 -An extremely reflective dime with some believing the coin could be a ...
45111829 Small 10C10CMS64+116118
388381829 Medium 10C10CMS661042JR-12 Ex Oliver Jung and Pogue. CAC.
945111829 Large 10C10CMS662132JR-2, CAC ex Gardner, very high on eye appeal and attractive toning with ve...
388391829 Extra Large 10C10CMS621010JR-1, this is either the finest or second finest known in the census. A tou...
3962501829 Small/Large 10C10CMS642121
388361829 Curl Base 210CF151013Ex. 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 10C10CMS6424172417
388481830/29 10CMS671020JR-5 - Ex James Stacks. I got more congrats from my friends than any other ...
45201831 10CMS667475
45211832 10CMS6433223424JR-2 - excellent strike CAC
45221833 10CMS6450215021JR-9, CAC
388701833 Last 3 High10CMS641154JR-5
45261834 Large 410CMS673031JR-1, CAC This coin is one of most magnificent bust dimes that exist, The t...
45251834 Small 410CMS64319319JR-7
45271835 10CMS65+1213JR-5, CAC
45281836 10CMS6596106jR-3, CAC ex. Bareford pedigree. Imagine going to the US Mint in 1836 and h...
388941837 Capped Bust10CMS64111810
Nice upgrades from the Pogue Collection!
Posted @ 2/22/2016 7:45 PM By icrf03
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