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 26 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on December 21, 2016

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
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Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1809 1809
VF20 raw
JR-1
Original $2000 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 covered with original gun metal gray patina that is typical and attractive. The Union Bridge grading is a tad conservative as Liberty's hair curls are crisp while the reverse offers eagle feathers that retain substantial detail. There are a few blemishes consistent with the grade level including a faint well hidden line on the lower bust. An important offering from the Union Bridge Collection.
Capped Bust  1811/09 1811/09
VG8
PCGS
24577278
JR-1
Original $450 Original Overdate, Even Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. The only die pairing for the 1811 Philadelphia date is automatically labeled as 1811/9 on PCGS holder. No one knows if the overdate is a result of an engraver's mistake or the re-use of a leftover die from 1809. Mintage is a low 65,180. Surfaces are strictly original with honest wear. Many early date dimes are found with uneven strikes resulting in accelerated wear on portions of the reverse rims. This piece is accurately graded and the overall eye appeal is attractive. There is one tiny blemish in the reverse field above the eagle's head mention for 100% description accurate. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. Let's welcome the Union Bridge consignor to the GFRC Trading Desk!
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
Lg Date
VF30 PCGS
30726691
JR-7
Gem $395 Large Date, Center Dot, Gem Original, Fully Struck. I don't use the term "gem" often but will make an exception here. This 1821 dime is indeed at the VF30 grade level with well balance contrast between darker gray fields and the lighter main devices. Surfaces a strictly original without any blemishes whatsoever. Reverse is well struck as many 1821 dimes will be seen with partial wing details. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Perfectly original and a well balance appearance for the most selective collector.
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  1823/2 1823/2
Large Es
VG10 raw
JR-3
Choice $135 Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Apeal, West Texas Collection. Don't I love early Capped Bust coinage that come with sharp contrast between dark fields and ligher devices. The result is a circulated cameo appearance that every collector strives to located. This choice original 1823/2 JR-3 example provides that circulated cameo eye appeal. Accurately graded with no blemishes to mention. A quality piece from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust  1824/2 1824/2
G6
PCGS
28300437
JR-1
Choice $185 Choice Original Overdate, Gun Metal Gray, Scarce Date, Rochester NY Collection. The United States mint did not report any dime deliveries during 1824 but numismatic scholars generally agree that the Philadelphia mint delivery of 100,000 pieces on August 22, 1825 were dimes dated 1824. This example is perfectly original and a little worn gem at the assigned Good 6 grade. The upper loop of the earlier 2 digit punch is easily seen on this example. Grading in my opinion was conservative as this specimen has well defined rims that are raised. The fields are pristine and blemish free while there is a micro mark on the obverse center that is mentioned for absolute completeness.. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted for this scarce date.
Capped Bust  1825 1825
F12 raw
JR-1
Original $175 Better Variety, Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Honest Wear, West Texas Collection. 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. Another nice offering from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
VF30 raw
JR-12
Original $225 New November 25! 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
Small Date
F12 raw
JR-1
Original $125 Original, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Even steel gray patina covers both obverse and reverse on this strictly original example. Tiny rim anomalies are seen on the left obverse but not distracting.
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  1830 1830
Small 10C
MS62 PCGS
27899024
JR-2
Choice $2200 Near Gem Original, Fully Struck, Pretty Aquamarine and Golden Patina, Conservatively Graded. A magnificent 1830 Small 10C capped bust dime for the advanced collector. GFRC will be increasing quality and grade levels for Capped Bust dimes and this piece is an excellent start. Obverse offers a hammered strike with rounded stars and deep centrils along with all hair curls being crisp. The reverse is also well struck with the neck feathers being the only area of weakness. Toning is a semi transparent aquamarine and gold throughout with the aquamarine being prevalent on the obverse while the reverse has strong golden hues at the rims. Reverse is heavily cracked consistent with late die state diagnostis for the JR-2 die pairing. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Bright light viewing is a pleasure as there is sufficient luster to active the multi color patina. Conservative grading as I'm still trying to understand why this dime was graded only MS62. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. The PCGS label reads, "JR-2 Small 10C".
Capped Bust  1830 1830
VF30 raw
JR-5
Original $145 Medium 10C, Crusty Original, Conservative Grading. Crusty original surfaces dominate the appearance of this 1830 Capped Bust dime. Coloring is predominately ebony/gray throughout obverse and reverse. This piece is well struck with the center obverse hair curls being a tad weak. Conservative grading given the remaining device details and blemish free surfaces. A good value at the asking price.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
AU53 raw
JR-1
Choice $495 Choice Original, Formerly NGC AU55 Holder. A no question choice original capped bust dime with light to medium gray/brown patina. Remaining luster is evident in hand and well captured by images. Strike is complete with bold hair curls and essentially full reverse wing featheres. There are no blemishes on this lovely piece. This dime was taken in trade at Baltimore show from a long time customer who has excellent eye for quality coins. Previously housed in NGC AU55 holder with the label provided as part of the sale. I've chosen to assign an AU53 grade to be conservative but definitely like this piece for its natural surfaces.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
Lg Date
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  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
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
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
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
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  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.
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  1837 1837
AU53
PCGS
19319618
JR-4
Choice $685 New December 21! Choice Original, Iridescent Rose-Aquamarine Toning, Superb Eye Appeal, Saw Mill Run Collection. This gorgeous 1837 JR-4 Capped Bust dime has a lot to offer. One immediately notes the iridescent rose and aquamarine patina throughout obverse and reverse along with a faint gold ring at the rim when placed under bright light. This lovely piece simply glows with a light source. A bisecting obverse die crack from 11:30 down through 5:00 is very well defined and adds character. Strike is crisply executed across obverse and reverse. Housed in older generation PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. CAC approval is fully warranted. A top quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that would please the most selective collector.
Capped Bust  1837 1837
Sm Letters
VF20
PCGS
12510686
JR-3
Choice $150 Block 8, Choice Original Gun Metal Blue/Gray. West Coast Collection. This 1837 offers considerable eye appeal though my images don't convey that message. Surfaces are covered with a gun metal gray patina that immediately shifts to blue fields and rose devices under bright light. Strike is full and there are no blemishes to mention either. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval certifies the originality and overall eye appeal.
Capped Bust  1837 1837
VF35 PCGS
33814725
JR-4
Original New Price
$190
Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A strictly original example of last year Capped Bust dime strikes. This offering is the JR-4 die pairing with obvious obverse die crack to the right of the 7 date punch. Surfaces are covered with gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded with no surface blemishes to comment upon. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection for your consideration.