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 20 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 18, 2022

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1801 1801
FR2
PCGS
34990139
JR-1
Choice HOLD
$700
New April 12! Inexpensive Draped Bust Large Eagle Type, Natural Coin Gray Surfaces, A Cool Offering!. Honest wear abounds on this lower grade 1801 JR-1 Draped Bust dime with the Heraldic Eagle. Regardless of an extended period in circulation, surfaces still retain natural coin grade coloration along with surprisingly few abrasions. Was this a pocket piece? CAC approval validates the originality and eye appeal. An inexpensive example as prices jump dramatically in VG or better. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1814 1814
Large Date
MS63
PCGS
37189224
JR-3
Gem $2900 Large Date, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Heavy Rotational Die Clashing, Eroded Dies, CAC Approval. 1814 Capped Bust dimes were struck with an open collar resulting in ongoing striking variability. Three major varieties are designated for the date: Large Date, Small Date and STATESOF. This splendid Large Date JR-3 example features shimmering frosty luster and cartwheels regardless of being struck from eroded dies. The obverse die features cool rotational die clashing while the reverse has multiple "pie shaped" die cracks that meet at the shield. Die spalling is evident within the shield as a cud is forming at the intersection of 2nd vertical stripes and the horizontal lines. Even without the late die state die characteristics, this lovely example presents considerable eye appeal. Coloring is a faint rose-gold that is a bit deeper at the peripheries. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval and also ideal as a Capped Bust open collar type coin for the dime series.
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 New April 18! 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
Small Date
AU50 PCGS
12259469

Choice $1150 Small Date, Choice Original, Even Medium Gray, Well Preserved . A crusty 1821 JR-9 Small Date example as candidate for an advanced Capped Bust collection or inclusion in a type set. Surfaces are fully original with crusty medium gray patina across obverse and reverse. Pleasing contrast between the gray fields and lighter main devices certainly enhances eye appeal. For an early date open collar capped bust dime, the strike is well executed with nearly all star center points present. Reverse eagle feathers are well defined. There are no blemishes to note on this piece. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert. Guaranteed to please the selective collector.
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
Small Date
EF40 PCGS
18113823
JR-9
Choice $500 Small Date, Steely Fields, Residual Reflective Luster, Natural Coin Gray. GFRC images only tell half the story for this choice 1821 Small Date dime. An open collar strike that presents natural coin gray patina during in-hand inspection. But wait, bright light inspection brings an alternative perspective. Under a reasonable light source, the gray patina melts away and reveals reflective fields and a cameo gray motif contrasted by light gold fields. The golden shades are exceptional on the reverse. Fairly graded with no abrasions worthy of mention. Guaranteed to please the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) 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
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  1822 1822
AG3
NGC
4841145010
JR-1
Choice HOLD
$1500
New May 19! Rare Series Key Date, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, CAC Approval. 1822 brought the last single variety year for the Capped Bust dime series. 1822 dated dimes were well circulated with the majority of premium survivors, with CAC approval, being found between AG03 and VG08. Higher grades bring huge premiums for a bit more device details. This choice example features medium gray toning with a full rim on the obverse. The certified grade results from a partial rim on the reverse. Well preserved surfaces lack any significant abrasions leading to a pleasing 10x inspection. Housed in new large font NGC holder with JR-1 attribution on the label.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
AU55 NGC
2640512002
JR-6
Choice HOLD
$1100
New May 19! Semi-PL, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Near-Gem . An impressive 1827 JR-6 Capped Bust dime with semi proof like fields and ample amounts of reflectance. Obverse toning is center blue with peripheral gold while the reverse is covered with a predominance of center rose-gold transitioning to blue at the legend. Promptly purchased upon being showcased in the Daily Blog. Housed in new large font NGC holder with JR-6 attribution on the label.
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  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
MS61 NGC
1605070004
JR-6
Original $650 Better Die Pairing, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Thinning The Herd Collection. Price Reduction - A well struck and pleasing example of the 1832 JR-6 die pairing to consider. Off the market for years in the Thinning The Herd Collection. This near-choice dime offers natural coin gray coloring along with adequate amounts of frosted luster. Close inspection reveals peripheral mint frost on both sides also within the usual protected area. Reverse die cracks are as noted in the John Reich's reference while the obverse strike exhibits die bulging. I'm comfortable with the assigned grade and the offer price as fair value. Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2000-2001) holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
Last 3 High
EF45 PCGS
34870458
JR-5
Choice $335 Last 3 High, Hammered Strike, Olive-Gray, Choice Overall, Thinning the Herd Collection. 1833 brought a distinctive Capped Bust obverse die with the last 3 date punch placed higher than the preceding digits. This case has been separately recognized by the grading services and price guides. This JR-5 example warrants a Choice quality rating given a hammered strike and original surfaces. Aquamarine and rose are predominate on both sides. Fields fall into the steely realm with ample reflectance under angle lighting. A pleasing example that will be appreciate for years. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) 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
24064665
JR-1
Choice $295 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
VG10 NGC
4695946012
JR-2
Choice HOLD
$425
New April 7! Reverse Cud, Rare Die State, Choice Rose Gray Surfaces. Capped Bust dime die variety specialist should carefully consider this new 1835 JR-2 offering with bold reverse cud. JR-2 is an R4 rarity variety with the U of UNITED will below the N. Very late die states are known with a complete reverse cud at A(MERIC)A as is the case with this offering. Surfaces are strictly original and choice with grading being more than fair. The obverse rim and devices are consistent with a higher grade. Surfaces are toned a natural gray with embedded rose shades as captured by GFRC photography. Housed in new large font NGC holder with JR-2 attribution on the label.