By Gerry Fortin ……
Gerry Fortin Rare Coins is pleased to announce that a special Liberty Seated coinage set display will be available at the expanded GFRC Booth 818 during the upcoming Whitman Baltimore show.
The Gerry Fortin Collection of Liberty Seated Dimes, a collection assembled during a 15-year period between 1990 and 2005, will be on display and hosted by Tom Bender and Greg Johnson. The set will be on display from 10:00 am Thursday, October 25 through 2:00 pm Saturday, October 27. Collectors will be able to inspect and study individual coins when the hosts are available.
Liberty Seated dimes were minted from 1837 through 1891. A complete date and mintmark set comprises 114 pieces and with major die varieties, as published in A Guide Book of United States Coins, the set count increases to 121. All 121 Liberty Seated dimes will be on display with the majority being housed in old PCGS and NGC holders with CAC approval. This set was personally assembled by Gerry Fortin through auction purchases and national show attendance while an executive in the semiconductor industry. This collection predates that of Eugene Gardner and the current Tom Bender Collection; currently #1 on PCGS Set Registry.
Major notable items concerning the Gerry Fortin Collection of Liberty Seated dimes include:
– The finest grouping of San Francisco strikes during the 1860 through 1867 time period.
– The finest 1852-O dime graded NGC MS66 CAC.
– Listed in the PCGS Set Registry since 2004 and awarded nine Gold Awards and two Platinum Awards through 2014.
– An 86% CAC approval rate with 8 dimes being Gold CAC approved. Gold CAC dime highlights include 1839-O PCGS MS65, 1841 PCGS MS65, 1860-S PCGS MS63, 1863-S PCGS MS64, and 1867-S PCGS MS64.
– Top pop dimes include the 1852-O NGC MS66 CAC, 1866-S PCGS MS65 CAC and 1874-S PCGS MS66 CAC.
– Housed in early PCGS holders with conservative grading, full strikes and exceptional eye appeal.
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About Gerry Fortin
Gerry Fortin is a well-known researcher of Liberty Seated Dime die varieties. His die variety guide entitled, The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors is available at www.seatedimevarieties.com and is the numismatic industry standard for Liberty Seated Dime die variety attributions. Gerry retired from the semiconductor industry during 2013 and immediately launched Gerry Fortin Rare Coins as a new career initiative.
Gerry is also President of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club and an LSCC Hall of Fame inductee.
The Fortin set was last exhibited at the New Hampshire Coin Expo during October 2013 in conjunction with Eugene Gardner’s Liberty Seated dime set display. A visit to the Whitman Baltimore show is always fun. Now that a visit can include viewing an old collection of Liberty Seated dimes that has not been through the crack out and upgrade process. Come to see old-time grading first hand at GFRC Booth 818.