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 28 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 22, 2019

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1796 1796
VG10 PCGS
5142717

Choice New Price
$4350
New June 27! JR-6, Die Crack Through Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Old Album Toning, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal. The 1796 JR-6 die variety is distinctive and exhibits a heavy die crack through the date digits with all letters in LIBERTY well spaced. Sometimes referred to as the "hyphenated date" due to the bold die crack through the date digits. This example is in a perfect collector grade for type or date purposes. It also offers pleasing circulated cameo eye appeal resulting from years in an old album. The obverse fields are free of abrasions and toned a deep gun metal blue while main devices are lighter gray. The reverse exhibits a bold circulated cameo appearance with deep gray-gold fields highlighting the much lighter toned eagle and wreath. The strike is uniform and both sides retain complete border dentils with strong central devices. As for blemishes, there are two intersecting lines on the obverse that are visible in the GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder.
Draped Bust  1807 1807
UNC Details NGC
4208624003
JR-1
Market Acceptable $4500 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  1814 1814
STATESOF
VG08
PCGS
81785787
JR-5
Choice $625 STATESOF, Choice Original, Gray Field, Circulated Cameo Appearance, Accurately Graded. A lovely example of the popular 1814 JR-5 STATESOF die variety with old time gray-rose patina and circulated cameo eye appeal. Gray-rose centers are also nicely framed by ebony surrounding stars and legend. It would be difficult to imagine a nice example at the VG08 grade level. Obverse has two ancient horizontal lines that are toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion for the attractive 1814 dime.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Small O
EF40
PCGS
27856689
JR-7
Choice $695 Small 0, Choice Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, A Pleasing Example. Adding quality Capped Bust dimes to inventory remains challenging. When this well preserved 1820 JR-7 dime was offered to GFRC at the Philadelphia ANA show, it was immediately added to inventory. I love the well preserved surfaces and natural gray patina that offers subtle gold hues under a light source. Residual mint frost is seen around the date punch and reverse olive branch. Strike is typical for the JR-7 die pairing. The ebony lines are toning. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A quality open collar Capped Bust dime offering from the selective collector.
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  1821 1821
VF20
PCGS
27611350
JR-3
Choice $300 JR-3, Better R4 Die Pairing, Choice Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. The JR-3 Large Date die pairing is a better Capped Bust dime die pairing. It was previously listed as an R-6 in the JRCS reference book but now degraded to R4 rarity. A thoroughly wholesome example with choice original surfaces and thick crusty gray patina. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS 2013 Gen 4.6 holder along with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
G06
PCGS
33946754
JR-1
Choice $2600 Series Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Sharp Rims, CAC Approval, Important Opportunity. The Capped Bust dime denomination key date with small mintage of 100,000 pieces. This date saw heavy circulation and a result very low survival rate in VF20 or better. Nearly all survivors will be found at the AG03 through F12 grade levels. CAC has approval twenty-nine (29) total with only only eight higher than F12. A popular date indeed. GFRC is pleased to offer a choice original G06 example with just honest wear and gray patina. There is nice contrast between the darker grade fields and lighter main devices. Rims are complete on both sides along with sufficient remaining device details at the assigned grade level. There are two ancient micro lines on the obverse mentioned for complete accuracy. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A special offering from the Osprey Collection that warrants special consideration. Please note that the white lines on the obverse are holder scratches. There was insufficient time to edit out all of these lines but be assured that they are on the holder and not the coin.
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  1827 1827
AU55
PCGS
83629863
JR-13
Choice $925 Scarce Die Variety, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. 1827 brought the last year of open collar Capped Bust dime production. 1827 mintage exceeded one million with 13 different die pairng from nine obverses and ten reverse dies. The JR-13 die pairing results from single usage of obverse and reverse die. Example can be located in the lower circulated grades but finding quality AU and mintage specimens will take patience. GFRC is pleased to be offering this CAC approval example that is accurately graded at the AU55 grade level. Obverse is nicely detailed with satiny cartwheel luster that swirls across peripheral sky blues and rose gray center. Reverse is toned a uniform copper gold with a blue arc at the extreme rims. Strike is consistent with that stated in the Davis, Logan, McCloskey reference; obverse is well struck while the reverse will have weak denticles over STATES OF. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
AU55
PCGS
30170161
JR-6
Choice $635 New July 22! Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Better JR-6 Die Pairing, Small 10C, Thick Crusty Patina, Aquamarine-Gold, Fully Struck, Frosty Reverse Luster. If you like your silver coinage with thick crusty surfaces, then this 1829 JR-6 Capped Bust dime should be considered. Obverse coloring is crusty aquamarine with golden highlights at the peripheries. On the other hand, the reverse is lightly toned with a thin layer of gray-gold. This allows frosty luster to be readily enjoyed during bright light viewing. Strike is well executed and complete on both sides. JR-6 is a better die pairing and listed as an R-3 rarity. Housed in 2014 PCGS Gen 5.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
MS64
PCGS
35587394
JR-5
Choice $3250 New June 2! Near Gem Original JR-5 Example, Fully Struck, Rose-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. If an advanced Capped Bust dime collector, then please treat yourself with the purchase of this marvelous 1831 JR-5 dime. A stunningly original near gem with frosty cartwheel luster and naturally toned surfaces. Both sides exhibit light gray-rose centers that are surrounded by thin peripheral gold. Strike is essentially hammered and so pleasing on a closed collar Capped Bust dime. I'm thoroughly impressed with this offering that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted to catch customer attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A wonderful 2019 Summer Baltimore new purchase and new offering from the Osprey Collection.
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
AU58 NGC
2037622081
JR-3
Choice New Price
$1400
New May 26! JR-3, R3, Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green and Eric P. Newman, Scarce Variety at Grade, Shattered Reverse, Choice Original, Typical Old Envelope Pink-Gray Toning, Midwest Collection. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. What an exciting offering to kick off the Midwest Collection at GFRC! The Eric P. Newman 1832 JR-3 specimen presents a scarce die variety that is extremely rare in higher grades. The JR-3 variety is identified by the position of star 8 placed high by Liberty's cap and the serif of the second S in STATES over the right edge of the right upright of U in PLURIBUS. The reverse, on this example, is shattered with massive internal breaks connecting the arrow heads to AMERIC(A) to the rim. The sharply impressed design elements show just a touch of wear and traces of mint luster occasionally shine through pleasing shades of old envelope pinkish-gray toning. Housed in the original NGC EPN brown label holder along with CAC approval. This example sold for nearly $1900 during the November 2013 Newman sale and does not have another auction record since that time. The original Col. EHR Green storage envelope is included in the sale.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
AU50
PCGS
34198426
JR-2
Choice $515 Choice Original, Pretty Olive Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading. A conservatively graded 1832 JR-2 dime to consider. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with a thin olive-gold patina. Residual luster is available under a moderate sight source. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC captures the overall eye appeal including hammered strike and choice original surfaces.
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
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
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 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  1834 1834
Large 4
EF45
PCGS
10826782
JR-1
Choice $465 Large 4, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Near Gem Original, CAC Approved. A splendid closed collar Capped Bust dime offering with gold and sky blue peripheral toning. GFRC images accurately captured the based gray coloring and blemish free surfaces. Residual mint frost surrounds the stars and reverse legend and is also evident in protected device areas. This is one of those offerings with well above average eye appeal and priced at a premium. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval. Why not spend a bit more for a great Capped Bust type coin that will please for years to come?
Capped Bust  1835 1835
MS63+
PCGS
24705262
JR-3
Choice $2650 New June 25! Well Preserved Natural Surfaces, Rich Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Peripheral Gold, Full Strike, Ideal Type Coin. An ideal Capped Bust dime type coin candidate. This 1835 strike is perfectly balanced at its assigned MS63+ grade level. Strike is hammered with rounded stars, deeply impressed hair curls and elevated reverse devices including claws and arrow feathers. Frosty surfaces radiate huge amounts of cartwheel luster. Coloring consists of peripheral gold with aquamarine below the date. The GFRC images accurately capture this pieces overall beauty. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. One of only two graded at the MS63+ level by PCGS. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion during the submission process.
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
AU50 PCGS
36240338
JR-9
Choice $435 Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Bold Strike, Conservatively Graded. Strictly original 1835 JR-9 example with delicate obverse devices. Obverse center is covered with gray patina that transitions to mostly gold at the periphery. Bright light viewing exposes underlying frosty surfaces and resulting luster. More transparent light gold-gray toning is seen on the reverse with considerable luster being apparent. There are no blemishes to note after careful 10x loupe inspection. Strike is well executed and uniform with high relief stars. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. New grading appears to be conservative at designated AU50.
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
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  1836 1836
AU58 PCGS
36605303
JR-3
Choice $785 New June 18! JR-3, R3, Fully Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheels, Rose-Orange and Brown Patina, Light Rub, Twin Lakes Collection. Closed collar Capped Bust dimes remain an affordable series at the AU grade level when collected by date. Locating fully struck examples that possess choice surfaces brings raises the difficulty. This eye appealing offering, from the Twin Lakes Collection, would fit nicely into this set. Frosty luster is brilliant on the obverse and accentuates the rose-copper patina. Reverse toning is a bit thicker and adds brownish shades. Strike is essentially complete with only the reverse arrow feathers and right facing claws lacking definition. Fields and devices are entirely blemish free. A thoroughly pleasing example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.