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 24 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 27, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1807 1807
UNC Details NGC
4208624003
JR-1
Market Acceptable $4500 New May 24! Excellent Type Coin, Orange, Rose-Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Ancient Obverse Clean, Now Retoned, Saco River Collection . Last year of Draped Bust design usage for the 10 cent denominationn with a mintage of 165,000. A no question uncirculated JR-1 example with lovely rose-gold patina on both sides. Strike is quite impressive with fully defined hair curls and nicely rounded stars along with crisp reverse devices. Under a bright light, cartwheel luster is uninterrupted on the reverse and on the left side of the obverse. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with an UNC Details, Obverse Cleaned designation on the label. I agree with the NGC assessment. The right obverse field, for whatever reason, was ever so lightly cleaned with faint hairlines seeen under a light source during 10x loupe viewing. This regiona has retoned a copper gold as compared to rose gold for the balance fo the surfaces. Again, during bright light viewing, the impacted area is darker and lack luster but the coloring does blend in nicely. Let's consider how to fairly price this example given the minor imperfection. An original MS62 piece will bring between $6300 to $7500 at auction based on CoinFacts records. This example is priced at $4500 and a substantial discount for the minor obverse issue. A perfect type coin for someone on a budget. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection that deserved special consideration.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1809 1809
F15 PCGS
85179460
JR-1
Original $1850 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  1820 1820
VG10 raw
JR-3
Original $130 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
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  1823/2 1823/2
Large Es
F15 raw
JR-3
Original $185 Large Es Variety, Original Ebony Gray, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Few Marks at Grade Level. A solid and no question original 1823 Capped Bust dime for a Dansco or Whitman album set. Fields are toned an even ebony gray and provides nice background contrast to the lighter main devices. Accurately graded. The JR-3 Large Es die variety that is R2 rating. A solid mid circulated early dime to consider.
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  1829 1829
F12 raw
JR-1
Cleaned $150 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  1831 1831
AU55 NGC
3430895008
JR-3
Choice $850 Choice Original, Copper-Rose and Blue Patina, Frosty Luster, Eye Appeal and Attractibe, Montana Collection. The Montana Collection is new to the GFRC community and presents a top quality array of early silver type coins. All were purchased from two sources during the past ten years; Aspen Park Rare Coins and HLRC. Both dealers are well known for offering top quality coins. GFRC is please to offer this eye catching 1831 JR-3 Capped Bust dime. One immediately notes the attractive copper rose and blue patina that is semi transparent on the obverse and thicker on the reverse. Residual frosty luster is most evident under a light source. Surfaces are 100% natural with plenty of mint frost surrounding the stars and reverse legend. Obverse is well executed while the reverse could be a tad stronger on the eagle's neck and right wing. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The Montana Collection consignor does not send coins to CAC for review. If this lovely capped bust dime is not sold by Baltimore show, it is heading to a CAC review. Pricing premium reflects the special eye appeal....a nice piece of eye candy.
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
Counterstamped
F12 NGC
4475324001
Brunk E-259
Original $325 New May 27! 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
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  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  1833 1833
Last 3 High
EF45
PCGS
22038860
JR-5
Choice HOLD
$335
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  1833 1833
Last 3 High
EF40 raw
JR-5
Original $210 Last 3 High, Crusty Original Gray, Fully Struck, Fairly Priced. Crusty original gray-ebony surfaces are the lighlight of this 1833 JR-5 dime. This Last 3 High die variety example is well struck with boldy defined hair curls and eagle feathers. Faint verdigris is seen on the reverse surrounding the legend otherwise this example is blemish free. Accurately graded and fairly priced. This piece is guaranteed to grade at any TPG as so original.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Large 4
AU53 raw
JR-5
Original New Price
$165
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 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  1834 1834
Large 4
AU50 PCGS
32764451
JR-5
Choice $485 New May 19! Choice Original, Light Gray-Olive Patina, Well Struck for Variety, Accurately Graded, Linden Collection. Ex. Gorman. Strong JR-5 Large 4 example with choice original surfaces. Attractive light gray-olive patina is nicely distributed across obverse with light shades at the periphery. Reverse has similar coloring except for dark blue at the lower reverse. Obverse strike is well executed with all stars in high relief while reverse has center weakness typical for the variety. A careful 10x loupe inspection reviews an ancient toned over line above the eagles head that is not distracting. A well balance example worth considering. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with Gorman and Large 4 shown on the label. From the Linden Collection, a new consignor making his debut at GFRC.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU55 PCGS
33972741
JR-5
Choice $625 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
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  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 $225 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
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
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.