The Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Collection - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

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About this set: The Liberty Seated Dime series is composed of eight design changes or groups. While some of the design changes are major and obvious, others are subtle in nature and require careful examination.

Collecting Seated Dimes in mint state is a significant challenge. Individuals who attempt this series should have a long term perspective of 10 or more years for building a premier set. There are always mint state Seated Dimes on the market, but the challenge lies with finding specimens that provide excellent eye appeal, full strikes, originality and investment value for the grade. Locating PQ specimens will take years of searching dealer pricelists and auction catalogues.The following registry set of business strike examples presents the finest PCGS Liberty Seated Dimes that I have been able to locate and afford over the last 20 years.

After collecting Seated Dimes for many years, I released the third reference book on this historic United State coinage series. The medium is a web-book (The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors) via a website entitled www.seateddimevarieties.com.

Www.seateddimevarieties.com presents a comprehensive study of Liberty Seated Dime die varieties. The website contains detailed analysis of all known obverse and reverse dies and die marriages by date and mintmark. Over 1200 dimes are listed with 7000+ photographs to simplify variety attributions. Cross reference tables for Ahwash and Greer have been established for associating the varieties to these well known reference sources.

All images contained within this set display were taken by Gerry Fortin using a Nikon Coolpix995 digital camera and photodome. Each image was processed with Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop digital editting software.

Gerry Fortin

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The Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Collection
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
45611837 Large Date10CMS65248Mintage: 682,500 (Both date sizes)
Obverse Dies: 3 Known
Fortin Top 100 S

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45621837 Small Date10CMS6554Mintage: 682,500 (Both date sizes)
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

The No Stars


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45641838-O No Stars10CMS64135Mintage: 489,064
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

There are two known die pairings for


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45691838 Small Stars10CMS6590Mintage: 1,992,500
Obverse Dies: 8 Known

Working dies of 1838 through 1840


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45681838 Large Stars10CMS654318Mintage: 1,992,500
Obverse Dies: 8 Known

Working dies of 1838 through 1840


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45701838 Partial Drapery10CMS6474Mintage: Unknown

A single 1838 obverse die was clashed during its life r

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45711839 No Drapery10CMS651420Mintage: 1,053,115
Obverse Dies: 5 Known

The plate coin is the earliest di


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45721839-O No Drapery10CMS6516Mintage: 1,323,000
Obverse Dies: 5 Known

A total of five different obverse


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45731840 No Drapery10CMS65511Mintage: 981,500
Obverse Dies: 8 Known

Eight different obverse dies are


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45741840-O No Drapery10CMS6255Mintage: 1,175,500
Obverse Dies: 7 Known

Obverse 4 is one of 7 differen


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45781840 Drapery10CAU5597Mintage: 377,500
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

A modified Hughes effigy of Libe


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4579184110CMS6581Mintage: 1,622,500
Obverse Dies: 8 Known

A total of eight different obv


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45801841-O10CMS6443Mintage: 2,007,500
Obverse Dies: 10 Known

For 1841 New Orleans coinage,


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4581184210CMS631834Mintage: 1,887,500
Obverse Dies: 7 Known

Seven different obverse dies h


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45821842-O10CMS6441Mintage: 2,020,000
Obverse Dies: 4 Known

Four obverse dies and potentia


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4583184310CMS64176Mintage: 1,370,000
Obverse Dies: 4 Known

Obverse 3, one of four obverse


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45841843-O10CAU5322Mintage: 150,000
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

A single die pair was employed f


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4585184410CAU5829Mintage: 72,500
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

A historically scarce date but ra


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4586184510CMS64359Mintage: 1,755,000
Obverse Dies: 6 Known

Six obverse dies and eight rev


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45871845-O10CAU5513Mintage: 230,000
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

1845-O dimes are extremely rare


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4588184610CAU5822Mintage: 31,300
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

Only one obverse die (Obverse 1)


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4589184710CMS6343Mintage: 245,000
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

High grade 1847 examples are typ


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4590184810CMS64103Mintage: 839,000
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

Two obverse and reverse business


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4591184910CMS6482Mintage: 839,000
Obverse Dies: 5 Known

Four obverse and reverse dies ha


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45921849-O10CMS6430Mintage: 300,000
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

In problem free EF or better, 18


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4593185010CMS64227Mintage: 1,931,500
Obverse Dies: 8 Known

For the 1850 Philapelphia date


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45941850-O10CAU5857Mintage: 510,000
Obverse Dies: 4 Known

1850 New Orleans dimes are found


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4595185110CMS64116Mintage: 1,026,500
Obverse Dies: 6 Known

A total of six obverse and sev


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45961851-O10CAU53313Mintage: 400,000
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

A single die pair was employed t


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4597185210CMS643323Mintage: 1,535,500
Obverse Dies: 12 Known

1852 dimes are easier to loca


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45981852-O10CMS62510Mintage: 430,000
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

A single 1852 obverse die is pai


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45991853 No Arrows10CMS6687Mintage: 95,000
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

1853 No Arrows dimes are scarce i


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46031853 Arrows10CMS663321Mintage: 12,078,010
Unhubbed Date Obverse Dies: 24
Known Hubbed Date Obve

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46041853-O Arrows10CMS6344Mintage: 1,100,000
Obverse Dies: 4 Known

The 1853 New Orleans date is r


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46051854 Arrows10CMS652112Mintage: 4,470,000
Obverse Dies: 11 Known

Both the date and arrows were


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46061854-O Arrows10CMS641610Mintage: 1,770,000
Obverse Dies: 10 Known

As with 1854 Philadelphia, on


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46071855 Arrows10CMS641111Mintage: 2,075,000
Obverse Dies; 8 Known

Both the date and arrows were


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46091856 Small Date10CMS642930Mintage: 5,780,000 (Including Large Dates)
Small Date Obverse Dies: 22 Kno
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46101856 Large Date10CMS6246Mintage: 5,780,000 (Including Large Dates)
Large Date Obverse Dies: 4 Know
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46121856-O10CMS6493Mintage: 1,180,000
Obverse Dies: 6 Known

A better date in the Seated Di


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46131856-S10CMS6228Mintage: 70,000
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

1856-S dimes are very challenging


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4614185710CMS65205Mintage: 5,580,000
Obverse Dies: 16 Known

A common date in all grades,


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46151857-O10CMS652319Mintage: 1,540,000
Obverse Dies: 5 Known

1857 New Orleans coinage is fo


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4616185810CMS632140Mintage: 1,540,000
Obverse Dies: 10 Known

Variety collectors will be li


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46171858-O10CMS6339Mintage: 290,000
Obverse Dies: 1 Known


Only one pair of dies seen for



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46181858-S10CAU5559Mintage: 60,000
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

1858 San Francisco dimes are very


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4619185910CMS661516Mintage: 430,000
Obverse Dies: 7 Known

A fairly common date in circulat


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46201859-O10CMS631653Mintage: 480,000
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

A fairly common date in the With


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46211859-S10CAU5545Mintage: 60,000
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

The second rarest San Francisco m


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46221860-S10CMS6344Mintage: 140,000
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

The last With Stars San Francisc


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4631186010CMS6683Mintage: 607,000
Obverse Dies: 10 Known

For 1860 Philadelphia coinage,


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46321860-O10CAU5034Mintage: 40,000
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

The 1860 New Orleans date is scar


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4633186110CMS653412Mintage: 1,884,000 (Both obverse types)
Obverse Dies Type I: 7 Known
Obve

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46341861-S10CMS6225Mintage: 172,500
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

The 1861 dimes from San Francisc


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4635186210CMS66134Mintage: 847,550
Obverse Dies: 8 Known

Nearly all 1862 dimes come well


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46361862-S10CMS6312Mintage: 180,750
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

1862 San Francisco dimes are ver


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4637186310CMS631017Mintage: 14,460
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

A difficult and rare date for bus


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46381863-S10CMS6422Mintage: 157,500
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

Strike weakness is common for 18


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4639186410CMS6594Mintage: 11,470
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

1864 Philadelphia dimes are found


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46401864-S10CMS6454Mintage: 230,000
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

For 1864 San Francisco dimes, st


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4641186510CMS6731Mintage: 10,500
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

Two sets of dies were used to str


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46421865-S10CMS6322Mintage: 175,000
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

For 1865 San Francisco coinage,


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4643186610CMS64910Mintage: 8,725
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

Two pairs of dies used for 1866 Ph


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46441866-S10CMS6520Mintage: 135,000
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

Two obverse and reverse dies use


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4645186710CMS641218Mintage: 6,625
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

Three sets of dies were employed f


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46461867-S10CMS6442Mintage: 140,000
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

Two obverse dies and one reverse


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4647186810CMS6542Mintage: 464,600
Obverse Dies: 12 Known

The 1868 Philadelphia date has


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46481868-S10CMS6482Mintage: 260,000
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

A single die pair was used for 1


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4649186910CMS64512Mintage: 256,600
Obverse Dies: 6 Known

Two different date punches were


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46501869-S10CMS6566Mintage: 450,000
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

Two sets of dies were used for 1


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4651187010CMS64159Mintage: 471,500
Obverse Dies: 7 Known

Seven obverse dies have been ide


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46521870-S10CMS6564Mintage: 50,000
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

The 1870 San Francisco date is ve


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4653187110CMS6567Mintage: 907,710
Obverse Dies: 13 Known

To date, thirteen obverse dies


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46541871-CC10CXF45311Mintage: 20,100
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

All Carson City dimes from 1871 t


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46551871-S10CMS6359Mintage: 320,000
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

Two sets of obverse and reverse


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4656187210CMS6582Mintage: 2,396,450
Obverse Dies: 14 Known

Fourteen obverse dies have be


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46571872-CC10CXF45143Mintage: 35,480
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

In the lower circulated grades, t


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46581872-S10CMS6462Mintage: 190,000
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

A single die pair was employed f


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46591873 No Arrows, Closed 310CMS6456Mintage: 1,508,000 (Closed 3) and 60,000 (Open 3)
Obverse Dies: 8 Known (C
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46601873 No Arrows, Open 310CMS6268Mintage: 1,508,000 (Closed 3) and 60,000 (Open 3)
Obverse Dies: 8 Known (C
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46651873 Arrows10CMS644319Mintage: 2,378,500
Obverse Dies: 23 Known

A common date in all grades e


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46661873-CC Arrows10CVF35811Mintage: 18,791
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

Genuine 1873 With Arrows Carson C


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46671873-S Arrows10CMS64122Mintage: 455,000
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

Two obverse and reverse die pair


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46681874 Arrows10CMS645757Mintage: 2,940,000
Obverse Dies: 13 Known

The 1874 With Arrows Philadel


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46691874-CC Arrows10CXF4566Mintage: 10,817
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

The key date to the Liberty Seate


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46701874-S Arrows10CMS6630Mintage: 240,000
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

Two sets of obverse and reverse


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4672187510CMS66265Mintage: 10,350,700
Obverse Dies: 21 Known

1875 Philadelphia dimes are


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46731875-CC Mintmark Above10CMS66101Mintage: 4,645,000 (both In and Below Wreath Varieties)
Obverse Dies: 10 I
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46741875-CC Mintmark Below10CMS65101Mintage: 4,645,000 (both In and Below Wreath Varieties)
Obverse Dies: 10 I
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46761875-S Mintmark Below10CMS65183Mintage: 9,070,000 (both In and Below Wreath Varieties)
Obverse Dies: 2 In
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46771875-S Mintmark Above10CMS6534Mintage: 9,070,000 (both In and Below Wreath Varieties)
Obverse Dies: 2 In
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4679187610CMS66284Mintage: 11,461,150
Obverse Dies: 16 Known With Type I Reverse and 5 Known
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1455011876-CC10CMS6410Mintage: 8,270,000
Obverse Dies: 23 Known With Type I Reverse and 1 Known
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46811876-S10CMS642223Mintage: 10,420,000
Obverse Dies: 17 Known With Type I Reverse and 3 Known
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4682187710CMS652316Mintage: 7,310,510
Obverse Dies: 7 Known With Type I Reverse and 13 Known
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46831877-CC10CMS664410Mintage: 7,700,000
Obverse Dies: 7 Known With Type I Reverse and 14 Known
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46841877-S10CMS6595Mintage: 2,340,500
Obverse Dies: 10 Known Only With Type II Reverse

The


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4685187810CMS642815Mintage: 1,678,000
Obverse Dies: 4 Known With Type I Reverse and 10 Known
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46861878-CC10CMS64813Mintage: 200,000
Obverse Dies: 1 Each Known With Type I and Type II Revers
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4687187910CMS665827Mintage: 15,100
Obverse Dies: 5 Known

Despite its low mintage, 1879 Phi


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4688188010CMS652645Mintage: 37,355
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

1880 Philadelphia dimes are scarc


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4689188110CMS6662Mintage: 24,975
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

1881 Philadelphia dimes are more


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4690188210CMS664321Mintage: 3,911,100
Obverse Dies: 10 Known

1882 Philadelphia dimes are o


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4691188310CMS666013Mintage: 7,615,712
Obverse Dies: 20 Known

1883 Philadelphia dimes are c


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4692188410CMS663629Mintage: 3,366,380
Obverse Dies: 11 Known

1884 San Francisco dimes are


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46931884-S10CMS64154Mintage: 564,969
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

Three obverse and reverse dies w


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4694188510CMS662614Mintage: 2,533,427
Obverse Dies: 11 Known

1885 Philadelphia dimes are c


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46951885-S10CAU58410Mintage: 43,690
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

1885 San Francisco dimes are rare


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4696188610CMS663810Mintage: 6,377,570
Obverse Dies: 18 Known

The 1886 Philadelphia date of


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46971886-S10CMS65615Mintage: 206,524
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

1886 San Francisco coinage is sc


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4698188710CMS66256Mintage: 11,283,939
Obverse Dies: 14 Known

This date is very common and


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46991887-S10CMS65278Mintage: 4,454,450
Obverse Dies: 16 Known

A common date in all grades i


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4700188810CMS66245Mintage: 5,496,487
Obverse Dies: 19 Known

The 1888 Philadelphia coinage


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47011888-S10CMS63819Mintage: 1,720,000
Obverse Dies: 8 Known

I believe 1888 San Francisco


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4702188910CMS66247Mintage: 7,380,711
Obverse Dies: 21 Known

Reverse die doubling was undo


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47031889-S10CMS64238Mintage: 972,678
Obverse Dies: 7 Known

1889 San Francisco dimes are tou


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4704189010CMS66515Mintage; 9,911,541
Obverse Dies: 21 Known

A common date in all grades i


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47051890-S10CMS65121Mintage: 1,423,076

Obverse Dies: 12 Known

For a relatively small mintage of



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4706189110CMS666715Mintage: 15,310,600
Obverse Dies: 29 Known

A common date in all grades


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47071891-O10CMS652014Mintage: 4,540,000
Obverse Dies: 26 Known

1891 New Orleans dimes have a


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47081891-S10CMS6682Mintage: 3,196,116
Obverse Dies: 12 Known

1891 San Francisco dimes are


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Comments
WOW!! What a great set and very well displayed. I personally met Gerry at The 2010 ANA Summer Seminar. If you want to learn about Liberty Seated Dime, Gerry is the man!
Posted @ 7/27/2010 4:09 PM By jmbcoins