For 20+ years, I have researched Liberty Seated Dime varieties culminating with the release of Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com. This web-book is an important reference for major auction houses and individual collectors. Within the web-book, I defined the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime varieties as a collecting objective for the variety specialist. The NGC Signature set forum is an excellent opportunity to exhibit this Top 100 set and to facilitate publicity for Top 100 variety collecting. My long term goal is to have the major third party grading services recognize the Top 100 varieties as a formal set for the Liberty Seated Dime series.
A Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime varieties set is defined to give variety collectors a special cross section of the most popular Seated Dime varieties. Since Liberty Seated dimes are still relatively affordable, a specialist can focus not only on a date and mintmark set, but now on a Top 100 variety set. Since being announced in 2004, more than 10 serious collectors are exhibiting their Top 100 sets on the open registry at wwww.seateddimevarieties.com.