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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 31 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 12, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1805 1805
4 Berries
F15
PCGS
82464268
JR-2
Choice $1625 4 Berries, Scarce Early Type, Choice Original, Golden Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Fairfield Collection. A choice example with iridescent golden gray fields and light main devices. Regardless of considerable circualtion, there that not blemishes to mention. Mintage of 120,780 with two die pairings known. The 4 Berries (JR-2) is more available than the 5 Berries (JR-1) reverse. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Fairfield Collection.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1809 1809
F15 PCGS
85179460
JR-1
Original $1850 New August 12! Original, Even Gun Metal Gray, Scarce Date, Conservative Grading, Union Bridge Collection. Mintage is a limited 51,065 for the first year of open collar Capped Bust dime production. Surfaces are naturally toned with original gun metal gray patina that is typical for the time period and attractive. PCGS grading is conservative as Liberty's hair curls are crisp while the reverse offers eagle feathers that retain substantial details. There are a few blemishes consistent with the grade level including a faint line at the lower bust that is well hidden. An important offering from the Union Bridge Collection that was freshly graded at the 2017 Denver ANA.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
F12 PCGS
20959403
JR-1
Choice $1550 1st Year Design, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Toning, Sharp Rims, Wooster Collection. First year of issue and the only Fine 12 example at either grading service approved by CAC. Surfaces are strictly original with classic gray patina that one would expect on a two hundred year old silver piece. Wear is unform with obverse and reverse rims being sharp. Accurately graded with a few toned over obverse lines that are consistent with the grade but mentioned for 100% accurately. Mintage is a low 51,065 including 6,355 pieces that were shipped during 1810. R4 rarity as a date with low surviving populations. Again, only one example in Fine 12 grade is CAC approved as a testiment to the number of choice survivors. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
VG10 raw
JR-3
Original $140 Original, Scarce Die Pairing, Hanes Park Collection. A strictly original early capped bust half dime with uniform light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Rims are complete. The R-4 die pairing is difficult to locate. Another nice offering from the Hanes Park collection.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
Small Date
EF45 PCGS
83989838
JR-9
Choice $825 Choice Original, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. An early open collar 1821 Capped Bust dime with attractive light gun metal gray toning. Surfaces are perfectly natural with residual mint frost in the protected areas. Well struck with most stars having rounded points along with fully defined reverse eagle feathers. When viewed with a light source, the obverse patina is semi transparent to the underlying residual luster while the reverse luster is quite reflective due to a thin layer of gray transparent toning that also includes gold and light blue hues. If a fan of strictly original Capped Bust dimes, then this JR-9 example may be for you. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
Sm Date
AU50 PCGS
21552987
JR-8
Original $1050 Attractive Light Rose/Gold, Old Album Toning, Better Date, Woodlands Collection. A lovely Small Date example with light old album rose and blue patina covering lustrous surfaces. This piece was mostly likely dipped a long time ago and then placed in paper album where it acquired light uniform rose coloring along with deep blue arc at the date and reverse denomination. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemished while the strike is typical. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust  1824/2 1824/2
F15 NGC
3607422006
JR-1
Original HOLD
$300
Original Light Gold Surfaces, Bold Rims, Few Surfaces Marks, Wooster Collection. The Philadelphia mint did not report the delivery of dimes dated 1824 so numismatic scholars believe those dated 1824 were released during August 1825. Two die pairs are known with R3 and R7 rarity ratings. The JR-1 variety is the available die pair as is the case with this Fine 15 example. Surfaces are original with light copper gold patina. Strike is bold with sharp denticles and rims and partially round stars. There are a few obverse and reverse ticks on the main devices that are evident in the images. Housed in newer NGC holder and another nice offering from the Wooster Collection.
Capped Bust  1825 1825
F12 raw
JR-1
Original $140 Better Variety, Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Honest Wear. JR-1, R4. Original gray patina covers worn surfaces. Strike is uniform throughout obverse and reverse. There are two tiny field blemishes that hold this piece back from a Choice quality rating. Overall a nice original example worth considering.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
VF30 raw
JR-12
Original $225 Original Gray, Lovely Circulated Cameo Appearance, Accurately Graded. Don't I enjoy stocking early Capped Bust coinage that has that circulated cameo appearance resulting from a bold contrast between dark fields and ligher devices. Every collector of circulated Capped Bust and Liberty Seated coinage strives to locate specimens with this type of eye appeal. A no question VF30 example with just a tad of reverse strike weakness. A small obverse divot at the lower bust holds this dime back from a choice quality rating.
Capped Bust  1828 1828
Large Date
VF25
PCGS
24928192
JR-2
Choice $850 New July 13! Rare Open Collar Large Date Strike, Choice Original, Choice Original, Accurately Graded. 1828 is a transitional year from open collar to closed collar strikes for Capped Bust dimes. The 1828 Large Date open collar strikes employ an old style John Reich obverse with large stars and large date paired with new William Kneass reverse that will be used for closed collar strikes through 1837. This specimen is so choice with ebony-gray patina leading to a partial circulated cameo appearance. There are no blemishes to mention on this surviving example. Reverse strike is a weak at the eagle's head. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge insert. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality, accurate grading and eye appeal. A transitional capped bust dime offering for the selective advanced collector.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
F12 raw
JR-1
Cleaned $165 Old Clean, Scarce Die Pairing, Hanes Park Collection. Regardless of the old cleaning, this is a desirable offering given the variety rarity and pricing. A recent JR-1 Fine 12 example traded for $258 on Heritage as a reference. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and glossy.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
Extra Large 10C
AG03 PCGS
30674747
JR-1
Original HOLD
$86
Extra Large 10C, Challenging Die Variety, Light Olive Gray Surfaces, Honest Wear, Denver Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A nice collector Capped Bust dime from the Denver Collection.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
Medium 10C
MS61 PCGS
83989837
JR-3
Choice $1750 Proof Like Surfaces, Choice Original Faint Gray Surfaces, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Santa Fe Collection. A wonderful offering from the Santa Fe Collection that deserved special consideration. One does not often see Capped Bust dimes with mirrored or proof like fields but this example definitely made a positive impression at GFRC. Let's start with strike...it is absolutely hammered with every star nicely rounded and all hair curls deeply impressed. Ditto for the reverse eagle device. Then there is the original light silver gray patina with faint ebony specs that scream originality. And finally, just tilt this dime under a light source and the fields turn to mirrors on obverse and reverse. Just incredible! The variety happens to be JR-3 (R3) with a bold late die state crack from star 7 across the top of the cap. It appears that the JR-3 die pair were polished towards the end of production life and the result is this gorgeous example for modern day collectors. Fresh graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Hurry on this one as I would love to add this one to my personal collection as so special.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
VF30 PCGS
26284495

Original $135 Crusty Original Olive-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Weak Center Strike.. A strictly original 1831 JR-1 Capped Bust dime with crusty olive-gray patina. Strike is weak on the obverse center and similar on the reverse. Accurately graded and so original. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
AU58
NGC
3906573001
JR-1
Choice $925 Attractive Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Iridescent toning is the highlight of this lovely 1831 JR-1 dime. The obverse is covered with rich gold patina along with an ebony toning arc at the lower bust. Peripheral sky blue surrounds a rose center on the reverse. Strike is strongly executed with nicely rounded stars, well defined hair curls and deeply impressed eagle feathers. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC approval recognizes the originality and eye appeal. A nice quality capped bust dime offering from the Port Matilda Collection
Capped Bust  1832 1832
VF25 raw
JR-6
Original $100 Better Die Variety, Original Surfaces, Gray with Ebony Highlights, Conservatively Graded. A decent JR-6 example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is toned an even gray with ebony shades surrounding the stars and date. Reverse is more lightly toned. Well struck.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
AU53 PCGS
11613209
JR-1
Choice $485 Crusty Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. The JR-1 die pairing is fairly common but become surprisingly difficult in mint state. This example is perfect original with thick crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is fully executed with all stars and hair curls deeply impressed. The same is true for the reverse with no points of strike weakness. There are a few tiny blemishes on Liberty's neck that are old time and completely toned over and mentioned for 100% accuracy. Accurately graded. If old time originality is your cup of tea, then this naturally toned Capped Bust dime is perfect for you. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder. Please note that the obverse spots in left field and neck are plastic haze on the old PCGS holder and definitely not on the coin.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
Last 3 High
EF45
PCGS
22038860
JR-5
Choice $375 Last 3 High, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray. Richly toned and strictly original example approved by CAC. Surfaces are covered with darker gun metal gray along with hints of deep blue. Strike is all there and no blemishes to note. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Large 4
VG10 PCGS
32184068
JR-1
Original HOLD
$64
Large 4, Original Ebony Gray Fields, Nice Circulated Cameo Appearance, Denver Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A nice collector Capped Bust dime from the Denver Collection.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Small 4
MS62 PCGS
84110555
JR-7
Original $1425 New July 30! Small Perfect 4, Original Silver Gray, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. A low PCGS population example at the MS62 grade level. Capped Bust dimes are difficult to locate in mint state, therefore GFRC is quite pleased to be offering this 1834 Small 4 example from the Santa Fe Collection. Upon first viewing, one immediately notices the frosty cartwheel luster and light silver gray patina. Strike is deeply impressed with round stars and well defined hair curls. This dime has the eye appeal of a higher grade but is accurately graded, on a technical basis, due to a toned move micro line above the head. This micro line is not visible within the GFRC images.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Large 4
AU53 raw
JR-5
Original $185 Original Gun Metal Blue Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Graffiti, Gansu Collection . Talk about a strictly original 1834 Capped Bust dime with attractive toning and pleasing bright light performance. This 1834 JR-1 dime is perfect for a Dansco or Whitman album collection as a value acquisition. In hand, this example offers superior eye appeal with transparent gun metal blue tining. It is also accurately graded. However, under a 10x loop inspection, an "A" has been scratched in the obverse below Liberty's chin. This AU53 example is not perfect but priced accordingly. From the Gansu Collection which was personally assembed by Gerry Fortin for a Chinese collector the 2011-2013 timeframe.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Large 4
AU50 PCGS
83839878
JR-5
Choice $435 New July 20! Large 4, Choice Crusty Original, Accurately Graded, Fully Struck. This 1834 Large 4 Capped Bust dime is the definition of crusty original! A thick layer of gray-brown patina covers the obverse along with some ebony verdigris in the protected devices areas. The reverse is mostly in gun metal blue and gray shades. Surfaces are choice with not blemishes to discuss. I can see some level of residual luster but the thick toning block much of the reflectivity. Accurately graded at the AU50 level. This is a piece for fans of crusty originality (like me). Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
F15 raw
JR-9
Original $70 New November 30! Original, Even Gray, Conservative Grading. Strictly original surfaces covered with crusty gun metal gray/blue patina. Several tiny blemishes above the date otherwise mark free.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
EF45 PCGS
24064665
JR-1
Choice $325 Choice Original, Bold Strike. A no question choice original capped bust dime with even gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Fields and devices are completely blemish free. Under bright light, both the obverse and reverse turn an olive gray. Housed in more recent PCGS holder with combination of blue label and three prong insert.
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.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
EF40 raw
JR-7
Cleaned New Price
$340
Very Scarce, Hanes Park Collection. The JR-7 variety is challenging in all grades and features the die pairing of Obverse 4 and Reverse G. Though obviously not an original coin, the in hand eye appeal is respectable for an R5 variety. Surfaces have been cleaned leaving some granularity and micro lines on the obverse while the reverse is an even silver gray with no blemishes. There is considerable device details on this example as the EF40 assigned grade considers the surface conditions. An excellent filler for the variety until an original piece might be located.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU55 PCGS
33972741
JR-5
Choice $625 New July 20! Choice Original, Well Struck, Substantial Reverse Machine Doubling, Super Eye Appeal. An eye catching 1835 Capped Bust dime that should garner considerable attention once on display at coin shows. This lovely dime is well balance with choice surfaces that are perfectly original. Obverse sports light gun metal gray coloring with a nice dark blue arc surrounding the date. The reverse is mostly rose gray with a sky blue and aquamarine arc on the left legend. This piece provides some awfully nice reflective luster when viewed under a light source. Strike is complete and adds to the overall eye appeal. This is one of those GFRC coins that really must be viewed in hand to appreciate. Housed in 2015 PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU53 NGC
2706007021
JR-5
Original $425 Perfectly Original Gray, Crusty Olive Rims, Uniform Strike. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Full description shortly.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
VF35
PCGS
27925639
JR-3
Choice $285 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina. A slightly better 1835 variety that offers choice surfaces and is strictly original. Obverse toning is a combination of base medium gray on main devices and fields coupled with some ebony coloring by the date and left bust. Wear points are toned gray/gold. The reverse is toned gun metal gray/blue with the blues becoming dominate under bright light. This piece is entirely blemish free and choice. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU53 ANACS
4415837
JR-9
Choice $475 Choice Original, Light Gray, Luster. A strictly original JR-9 example with delicate obverse devices. Obverse center is toned light gray that transitions to rose/gold at the rim. The reverse has considerable luster under the thin gray center patina. There are no blemishes to note after careful 10x loupe inspection. Housed in new ANACS gold holder and please don't hold that against this eye appealing dime.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
VG8 raw
JR-1
Original $48 Strictly Original, Gun Metal Gray, Scarce Die Pairing. Strictly original with crusty gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The fancy 8 digit in the date validates the JR-1 attribution which is scarce. There are several marks mostly concentrated on the reverse.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
EF45 raw
JR-3
Choice $295 Beautiful Old Album Toning, Scarcer Variety, Choice Original. A pretty Capped Bust dime with classic old album toning. The JR-3 die variety, with block 8, is an added benefit. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Previously housed in PCGS EF45 holder until being cracked out for display in a Dansco type set. Purchased from a collector at the 2017 Central States show and ready to be placed within a Dansco or Whitman album collection. GFRC images are most accurate as to the overall quality and toning.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
AU55 PCGS
24806340
JR-2
Original $750 David Davis Collection, Original, Hammered Strike. An eye catching and attractive later date Capped Bust dime for the advanced collector. The strike is fully complete with all star centrils being crisp and deep while the eagle is elevated off the reverse fields. Surfaces are lightly mirrored, more so on the reverse. Images well represent the coloring...obverse is golden with violet while the reverse is mostly brilliant with gold arcs at the rim. JR-2 variety is characterized by a vertical bisecting obverse die crack and fancy 8 over block 8 date punching. Housed in a 2012 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
AU55
PCGS
9688283
JR-3
Choice $750 Block 8, Choice Original, Accurately Graded. A perfectly natural and unmolested example with light golden gray patina. This late date capped bust dime is completely struck with rounded stars, connected centrils and all reverse devices deeply impressed. The are no blemishes to discuss either. CAC approval was never in question as this piece scream originality. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A capped bust dime for the selective collectors with slightly better rarity for the Block 8 obverse.