Draped and Capped Bust Dimes

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Capped Bust attributions and rarity rating assignments are according to "Early United States Dimes 1796 - 1837" by Davis, Logan, Lovejoy, McCloskey and Subjack.

There are 18 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 4, 2022

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
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Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1814 1814
STATESOF
VF35 PCGS
28860114
JR-5
Choice $1850 STATESOF, Pop 1 Example, Very Scarce Grade, Choice Surfaces, Newtown Collection. The 1814 JR-5 STATESOF die variety has been listed in the Redbook for years and has garnered a special distinctive of having separate variety listing in the Capped Bust dime set. The 1814 STATESOFAMERICA dime results when the engraver placed the word UNITED too far north on the reverse die. With less available die space, this brought a shifting STATES and OF to the right, effectively reducing the spacing between these words. Ultimately, STATES OF AMERICA appear as a single word. This variety is always in demand but very scarce in VF or better. PCGS has only certified five total in all AU grades as further testament to this variety's rarity. Some Newtown Collection bank box cleaning results in the only VF35 certified example being made available. A completely choice original example with heavy gray patina and embedded gold hues. A few ancient micro lines are the only abrasions seen with 10x loupe. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. Fairly priced given overall scarcity and unique PCGS Pop 1 status. No CAC attempt has been reported.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Large 0
VF35
PCGS
15015334
JR-6
Choice $535 Better Die Pairing, Large 0, Notched Stars, CAC Approval, West Coast Collection. So what are "notched stars" for the 1820 Capped Bust dime date. Notched stars have a die punch defect on the outer star point facing the denticles. This JR-6 example also brings an R3 rarity rating and thick gray encrusted surfaces. A fully choice piece at the assigned grade that will please fans of strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
STATESOF
VF25 PCGS
38794309
JR-1
Original $750 STATESOF, Rare 1820 Die Pairing, Gun Metal Gray-Blue, Original Surfaces. The Capped Bust dime 1814 JR-5 STATESOF reverse reappears in 1820 leading to one of the most challenging die varieties to locate for that year and much scarcer than the initial 1814 strikes. This newly acquired example features gun metal gray-blue toning that transitions to center rose and peripheral blues under angled lighting. Strike is typical for the issue while surfaces are entirely unabraded. Certain to delight major die variety rans of the series. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
Large Date
EF45 PCGS
34870449
JR-4
Choice $550 Large Date, Rich Olive-Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Thinning the Herd Collection. During 1821, America expanded westward and to the south. The U.S. took possession of newly bought Florida from Spain while the Santa Fe Trail is used for the first time by white Americans. This well preserved 1821 large Date JR-4 was struck that year and has been immaculately kept since that era. A natural olive-tray patina is thicker on the obverse with light aquamarine the reverse. Steely fields still retain considerable reflectance during bright light inspection. Surfaces are essentially unabraded other than a single toned over line below the left facing wing. A pleasing piece that is freshly graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
Large Date
EF40
NGC
6072769001
JR-1
Choice $725 Natural Coin Gray Surfaces, Well Preserved, CAC Approval. Surfaces are completely unabraded and covered with natural coin gray patina on this choice 1821 JR-1 Capped Bust half dime. Circulation wear is even as this piece was carefully handled and never subjected to harsh treatment. Devices remain fully detailed. The Jr-1 variety captures a large date punch with star 8 very near to the peak of the cap. On the reverse, the A's and M's are defective. An ideal offering for selective collectors of early John Reich engraved open collar dimes. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
Large Date
VF35 NGC
5850495012
JR-6
Choice $395 Thick Crusty Gray Patina. Well Struck, Choice Surfaces, Lakeland Collection. Open collar Capped Bust dime production continued during 1821 with slightly over a million pieces struck. Small and large date punch die varieties have been documented. This JR-6 large date survivor is perfectly original and well preserved. A thick crusty gray skins covers both sides. Strike is nearly fully executed with just a touch of weakness at the centers. This offering is accurately graded with a few micro-ticks to the right of star 7. Certain to please fans of strict originality. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
Large Date
VF35
PCGS
42813589
JR-4
Choice $450 Choice Original.. The GFRC Community auction sale contains a single Capped Bust dime that deserves its CAC green bean. This 1821 Large Date specimen features olive-gray surfaces which are compliment by peripheral orange gold. Well preserved with steely fields that provide pleasing reflectance during angled lighting review. Unquestionable originality is certain to delight the winner bidder for years to come. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with fresh CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
Small Date
VF25
PCGS
84786670
JR-10
Choice $415 Small Date, Better Die Pairing, Uniform Rose-Gray, CAC Approval. A crusty rose-gray "skin" has acumulated on this near-gem 1821 JR-10 dime. Wear points are lightly toned and contrast against the darker gray back background. Pristine fields are a joy under 10x, given the even waer. The LM-10 die pairing is listed as R4 and further adds to the importance. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
VF30 PCGS
34870452
JR-12
Original $285 Medium Gray, Reflective Surfaces, Thinning the Herd Collection. 1827 brought a single year production record for Capped Bust dimes after a one year hiatus. 13 varieties have been documented making this date an interesting collecting project on its own right. This JR-12 is a common die pairing with A3 joined to the arrowhead as an easy attribution point. Surfaces are toned a moderate gray with embedded rose appearing under angled lighting. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
Large 10C
MS63
PCGS
82905839
JR-2
Choice $3850 Large 10C, Proof Like, Sharp Reflective Luster, Natural Rose-Gold Toning. An exceptional near-gem example with proof like obverse fields and sharp reflective luster. This 1829 JR-2 specimen screams originality with its uniform rose obverse "skin" along with center gold shades on the reverse. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse suffers from weak neck feathers, an all too common issue for the variety. Mirrored fields exhibit the faintest of chatter under a 10x loupe that is consistent with the certified grade. Large 10C Mint State CAC population is anemic with two at MS63 and seven finer up to the MS66 and MS67 superb gem levels with ten fold pricing premiums. This example is priced at the CAC Guide and fairly valued in today's market. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval with Large 10C listed on the label.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
Curl Base 2
G04
PCGS
38676570

Choice $5950 Curl Base 2, Capped Bust Dime Rarity, Honest Wear, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The unquestionable key to the Capped Bust dime series. GFRC is pleased to be offering this key date 1829 Curl Base 2 Capped Bust dime. PCGS estimates that 40 are known while the CAC approved population stands at only 11 pieces. Most survivors are found with extensive circulation and often, with issues. This example exhibits honest wear with pleasing rose-gray toning. I wonder how many collectors have had the opportunity to own a Curl Base 2 dime? if not, today is your opportunity to secure a premium offering by the Osprey Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
Counterstamped
F12 NGC
4475324001
Brunk E-259
Original $325 EXTRA Reverse Counterstamp, Original Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Quality Capped Bust Exunomia. Original preservation state with thick gray patina. The letters EXTRA have been deeply punched into the reverse resulting in obverse metal deformation and excessive wear across the obverse. Housed in new large font NGC holder. A quality exunomina offering from a New England dealer.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
AU53 PCGS
2834614
JR-4
Choice $485 Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Bold Strike, Choice Original, Lakeland Collection. Crusty is the operative word to describe this choice 1832 JR-4 dime. Both sides are evenly toned with a thick gray "skin" that contains embedded gold. The gold become more visible in at the periphery. Overall strike is deeply executed other than some missing eagle neck features. GFRC has only handled one JR-4 example to date which is consistent with the JRCS R3 rarity rating. If crusty old silver type is your wheelhouse, this piece will certainly please. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
EF40 PCGS
39158618
JR-9
Original $265 Residual Frosted Luster, Unabraded Surfafes, Sunset Collection. The Sunset Collection is releasing a an 1833 JR-9 Capped Bust dime with ample amounts of remaining frosted luster. Peripheral gold and teal toning adds to the overall eye appeal. Obverse strike is bold with well defined star center point while the reverse indicates a lack of feathers at the eagle's neck. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
EF40 PCGS
34870459
JR-10
Original $345 Better Variety, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces, Thinning the Herd Collection. JR-10 is the final 1833 die variety identified by the John Reich team which researched this series. An R3 die pairing with UNI(TED) lettering being successively higher. A pleasing specimen with natural coin gray toning. The peripheries feature darker shades and nicely framed soften centers. Near-choice surfaces are a tad steely with the reverse laying claims to a crusty designation. Some faint obverse rub lines precludes a full choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Large 4
AU55 PCGS
34870461
JR-6
Choice $675 Frosted Luster, Wicked Good Strike, Near-Gem, Thinning the Herd Collection. This near-gem 1834 JR-6 dime screams originality along with having a wicked good strike. Yes indeed, this piece is a looker that promptly captured my attention. We kick-off with frosted/steely obverse fields with their silver glow under angled lighting. That same glow is a bit more intense on the reverse due to less toning. Strike is hammered resulting in pointed stars and all motifs being in high relief. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. I believe this piece has been submitted to CAC, but with or without the green bean, the overall quality and presentation is the same.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Large 4
VF35 PCGS
34870460
JR-4
Original $350 Rare Die Pairing, Coin Gray Toning, Well Struck, Thinning the Herd Collection. We closed out the Thinning the Herd's Capped Bust dimes with an 1834 JR-4 specimen that has garnered an R5 rarity rating. A broken 4 punch is the easiest attribution point though another second R1 reverse (JR-5) will be frequently encountered. Certain to garner die variety specialist attention, this example is well struck with coin gray patina that is consistent on both sides. Surfaces are well preserved with no abrasions. Worthy of close inspection. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
EF45 PCGS
82947822
JR-1
Choice $325 Fancy 8 Digit in Date, Choice Original, Deep Gray with Golden Patina, Crisp Strike, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original example of the JR-1 die variety with fancy 8 digit punch. Surfaces are strictly original with a rich gray patina overlaid over a base layer of gold. The golden hues are quite evident surrounding the obverse stars. Obverse strike is fully executed with round stars and deeply impressed hair curls. The reverse strike is slight above average with just a tad of weakness at the claws and eagle neck feathers. There are no blemishes whatsoever to mention. This piece is for collectors who enjoy natural toning. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.