Flowing Hair, Draped and Capped Bust Half Dimes

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There are 29 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on November 29, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Flowing Hair
Flowing Hair  1794 1794
AU Details raw
LM-4 R4 Original HOLD
$2450
V-4, Original Surfaces, Clipped Planchet, Formerly ANACS AU50 Details Holder, Slight Bend, West Texas Collection. Initial year of circulated strike half dime coinage with tiny mintage of 7,756 piece. The offered example has original gray surfaces and is in remarkably good condition but does have a rim compression issue at obverse 10:00 that resulted in a slightly bent planchet. If looking closely at the GFRC images one see the clipped planchet at obverse 4:00. This piece was previously submitted to ANACS where they assigned an AU50 Details, Bent opinion. The blue ANACS label remains with the piece. Here are my thoughts on this early piece as the surfaces are original with natural gray patina. If you can look beyond the rim issue, this piece provides an attractive option as a value type coin. Checking CoinFacts, there are two PCGS EF45 examples that sold 6/16 ($7600) and 3/15 ($5900), none in AU50 and two in AU53 that sold 7/13 ($11750) and 5/13 ($11200). This is the price range for a certified example. The West Texas Collection is a no question AU50 example with original surfaces. We are offering at $3750 and consistent with the limited VF20 auction records. The goal is to sell this rare initial year example into a type coin collection with the buyer being pleased with the value.
Flowing Hair  1795 1795
AU Details raw
LM-6 R4 Original $1600 V-6, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Remaining Luster, Obverse Scratches, West Texas Collection. A popular selection for a United States half dime type set as the mintage is 78,660 resulting in higher availability than the first year 1794 strikes. The offered example strictly original with ample remaining luster and gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and across portions of the reverse. Bright light viewing is a lot of fun as this early piece offers a gold toning ring surrounding the stars and light blue hues at the reverse legend. This half dime was previously holdered by ANACS with AU50 Details, Scratched opinion. These ancient scratches are located on the obverse; two parallel lines in front of Liberty's chin and two parallel lines up from the date into Liberty's bust. This piece is very well struck with bold hair curls and small eagle details. Pricing a nice original coin with a technical issue is always challenging. CoinFacts was employed to set the asking price. Specifically, we found several NGC auction records for AU50 Details examples and set the price accordingly. Frankly, I like the West Texas piece much better than either of the NGC AU50 Detail listings due to strictly originality and bright light viewing.
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1796 1796
LIKERTY
EF45
PCGS
50251261
LM-1 R3 Choice $9250 New November 25! Rare Early Type This Nice! Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. The 1796 half dime is the first year of the Draped Bust design. The V -1, LM-1 die pairing as been designated and popularized as the LIKERTY variety due to broken top and bottom loops of the B in LIBERTY. It is a scarce date that is at least as rare, if not more rare, than the 1794 Flowing Hair. Mintage is only 10,230 with low survival rate. This example is strictly original and offers choice surfaces covered with gray-golden patina. Struck is completely executed with prominent die clashing on the obverse. Reverse exhibits die cracks and an internal die cud between ST and ATES. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed a few ancient lines on the lower obverse that did not bother PCGS or CAC. Only 15 examples in all graded have been approved by CAC. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. A magnificent offering from the Osprey Collection that last appeared at auction at FUN 2012 and realized $9200. Since that time, CAC approval has been added. Fairly priced for the overall quality.
Draped Bust  1803 1803
EF40 Details raw
LM-1 R6 Cleaned HOLD
$1600
V-3, Small 8, R6 Rarity, Old Cleaned, Obverse Scratches, West Texas Collection. A legitimate R6 variety in the Draped Bust half dime series according to Logan-McCloskey reference. Previously graded EF40 Details by ANACS and housed in their blue label holder. Obverse details are closer to AU grade with two horizontal pin scratches. I would grade the reverse as VF30. This piece has been cleaned/dipped and recovered color by sitting an old paper album for years. Golden patina covers the obverse while the reverse remains essentially untoned. This is another rare early piece with issues that is difficult to price. The LM-1 Small 8 variety is recognized by PCGS price guide and listed as approximately 25 known. The most recent auction appearance occurred May 2015 at Stacks auction where a PCGS AU58 realized $50,000. Prior to that example, a PCGS EF40 example with clipped planchet sold for $5200 during March 2011. I believe the asking price allows a die variety specialist the opportunity to acquire this rarity without breaking the bank.
Draped Bust  1805 1805
EF40 Details raw
LM-1 R4 Cleaned HOLD
$1800
Underrated Date, Old Clean/Retoning, Sharp Device Details, West Texas Collection. Last year in the Heraldic Eagle series and the last half dime struck until 1829. Mintage is a tiny 15,000 pieces from one die pair. A scarce and underrate date with auctions results matching PCGS price guide levels. The offered example has seen an old cleaning resulting in dull gray surfaces. Over the years, the rims have acquired an ebony gray coloring. Device details are sharp with assigned EF40 Details grade being accurate. Problems on this example are relatively minor given the low mintage and survival rate. Asking price is at the F15/VF20 price level which is quite fair.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1829 1829
VG8 raw
LM-7.3 R4 Original $150 Very Late Die State, Reverse Cud at "MER", R4 Rarity, Original Gray Patina, Rim Hits, Hanes Park Collection. Capped Bust half dime die varieties from the Hanes Park Collection for those attempting a Logan-McCloskey Ultimate die variety set in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
F15 raw
LM-6.3 R5 Original $115 Original, Medium Gray, Rare Variety, Hanes Park Collection. First year of issue with a substantial number of die pairing varieties. The LM-6 die pairing and re-marriages are consistently rated as R5 rarity and challenging to locate. This example of the LM-6.3 pairing is strictly original with gun metal gray toning. The obverse offers rose/gold hues under bright light. The second S in STATES is filled and important 6.3 diagnostic.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
EF40 raw
LM-13.1 Original $175 Maine Collection, Planchet Defect. Fresh to market as housed in pristine Wayte Raymond holders for years. Surfaces have typical Maine Collection toning with obverse covered in gray/rose while the reverse is a light uniform gray. As shown in the images, there is a toning streak across the obverse. Below and parallel to the toning streak is a planchet roller mark that pre dates the striking. This fact is evident by closely inspecting the area behind the 18 digits in the date. The roller mark is behind the date digits indicating an incoming planchet defect. Definitely a cool piece.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
VF20 raw
LM-14 R3 Original $105 Original Gun Metal Gray, Better Variety, Hanes Park Collection. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with uniform gun metal gray patina. The LM-14 obverse is typically weakly struck while the reverse is the grading point with deeply impressed eagle and wing feathers. There are no blemishes to discuss.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
VF20 raw
LM-6 V-4 R4 $105 Medium Gray, Scarce Die Pairing, Hanes Park Collection. Surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that is more concentrated near the rims. There are two micro ticks on the obverse while the reverse is entirely blemish free. The LM-6 die pairing is rated as R5 rarity in the Federal Half Dime reference by Logan/McCloskey and is consider a rare die marriage. An opportunity for serious half dime variety collectors to acquire a challenging die marriage.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
EF45 raw
LM-14 R3 Choice $180 Choice Original, Even Gray. A pleasing example and better variety for the selective collector. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with medium gray patina. Reverse strike is hammered while obverse is consistent with Logan-McCloskey plate coin with softness in the hair curls. The reverse dark spot adjacent to (U)NITED is verdigris.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
EF40 raw
LM-7 Choice $175 New November 29! Choice Original, Bold Rims, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Bold Strike. A perfectly original 1830 LM-7 Capped Bust half dime to consider. Surfaces are no question original and covered with thick gun metal gray patina. Strike is well executed, especially in the reverse. This one will grade at TPG in a heartbeat. No blemishes worth mentioning either. Just a solid little half dime to consider for a Dansco or Whitman album set.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
AU55 PCGS
28630915
LM-3 R2 Original $315 Original, Light Golden Gray, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. Near choice 1831 capped bust half dime with attractive surfaces and overall appearance. A Choice quality rating would have been assigned if the remaining luster was a bit stronger as there are no blemishes to mention. Strike is complete and uniform. Under bright light, the fields become lightly mirrored or steely. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
VF20 raw
LM-2 R3 Original $175 Reverse Cud Over R in AMERICA, R3 Rarity, Original Gun Metal Gray Toning, Problem Free, Hanes Park Collection. Capped Bust half dime die varieties from the Hanes Park Collection for those attempting a Logan-McCloskey Ultimate die variety set in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
EF40 raw
LM-6 Original $160 Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck. A strictly original 1831 Capped Bust half dime with uniform gun metal gray patina. Strike is very well executed while surfaces are blemish free. A perfect type coin for a Dansco or Whitman album set.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
EF40 raw
LM-1.3 Cleaned HOLD
$200
Rare Full Reverse Cud on "NIT", Light Gray-Gold, Old Cleaning, Hanes Park Collection. Capped Bust half dime die varieties from the Hanes Park Collection for those attempting a Logan-McCloskey Ultimate die variety set in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
AU50 raw
LM-7 R2 Original $235 Near Choice Original, Darker Gray Rims. Lighter Centers, Blemish Free. A near choice example of the LM-7 die marriage. Surfaces are blemish free with darker gray rims on obverse along with blue on the reverse. There is nice contrast between the lighter centers and deeper colored rims. A quality example for a type set or short date set.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
VF35 raw
LM-12 R2 Original $145 Gun Metal Gray. The lower loop of the 8 digit is completely filled by a large die chip while the reverse has a center die bulge and blob definition of horizontal shield lines. These are the LM-12 diagnostics. Surfaces are obviously original with an even gun metal gray patina and no blemishes.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
VF35 PCGS
83105201
LM-3.3 Original $155 Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Decent Eye Appeal. A quality capped bust half dime that is strictly original with problem free surfaces. GFRC images accurately capture overall appearance and the pleasing surfaces. Attributed as LM-3.3 die state. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
VF35 raw
LM-3.4 R2 Original $125 Both S in STATES Filled, Original Gray Patina, Mark Free Surfaces, Hanes Park Collection. Capped Bust half dime die varieties from the Hanes Park Collection for those attempting a Logan-McCloskey Ultimate die variety set in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
EF45 raw
LM-9 R2 $165 Clashed Obverse, LDS. Obverse is lapped to remove heavy die clash mark in front of face and is in a late die state with metal flow lines into face. Surfaces are silver colored from probable dipping. Residual devices are strong and close to AU grade. Reverse has strike weakness below left eagle wing as is common for the variety.
Image Available Soon 1833
EF45 PCGS
28989500
LM-10 Choice $260 New October 27! Choice Original, Attractive Ebony-Rose Patina, Fully Struck. A lovely 1833 Capped Bust half dime with rich ebony rose patina during in hand viewing. Tilting this piece into a light source melts the darker toning and exposes light gray reflective surfaces. Strike is complete with choice original surfaces. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Definitely above average and ideal for the selective collector.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
AU58 PCGS
83989848
LM-9 R2 Choice $475 Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Heavily Lapped Obverse Die, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. When viewing this lovely 1833 half dime, one has to remember the LM-9 die variety is the last use of Obverse 2 with star 6 doubled. At this point, the die has been lapped due to heavy die clashing in front of face leading to weaker devices. Contrast this with the reverse which is bolder and in an earlier die state. With that said, let's describe the piece in hand and under bright light. A no question AU58 example with satiny luster on the obverse and glowing frosty luster on the reverse. Obverse coloring is dominated by aquamarine with intermixed rose while the reverse is transparent gold that glows under a light source. The reverse denomination is sharply doubled and demonstrates classic ejection doubling. Freshly graded by the Santa Fe Collection consignor and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Definitely worth consideration for an advanced collection.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
VF30 raw
LM-4 Original $135 Choice Original, Even Gray. A perfectly original bust half dime with even light to medium gray patina. There are no blemishes or other points of concern. There is a long die crack from rim through lower bust line into Liberty's chin.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
MS63 NGC
3812014002
LM-4 Choice $800 Choice Original, Steely Silver Gray Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded. An attractive 1834 Capped Bust half dime with plenty of luster. This piece is fully choice original with steely silver gray surfaces along with some mottled ebony patina. Strike is hammered with crisp hair curls and deeply impressed eagle feathers. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurate and housed in newer NGC holder. Fairly priced for the overall quality.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
F15 raw
LM-2 Original HOLD
$65
Original Gray. Lighter gray patina with hints of rose toning. Note the filled S in STATE(S) as the reverse diagnostic for variety. Blemish free example and acceptable type coin.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
EF40 raw
LM-4 Original $130 Original Gray, Typical Strike. Hanes Park Collection. Original surfaces are covered with uniform dull gray patina. About half the obverse stars have connected centrils. There are a few micro ticks on the obverse of no consequence. From an advanced collector of early Bust coinage varieties who is thinning his holdings.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
AU50 raw
LM-4 Choice HOLD
$175
Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue. A lovely example for collectors who enjoy originally toned coins. In hand, this piece appears to have gun metal gray /blue patina with good light reflection. Under a loupe, there is a base gray patina with thicker blue/grap at the obverse starts and throughout most of the reverse field. The contrast between darker fields and main devices enhances the eye appeal.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
VF35 raw
LM-1 R2 Choice $195 Massive Reverse Internal Cuds, Choice Original, Charcoal Gray Patina, Hanes Park Collection. Capped Bust half dime die varieties from the Hanes Park Collection for those attempting a Logan-McCloskey Ultimate die variety set in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Sm Date
MS61 NGC
4236745004
LM-3 V-3a Choice $585 Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Osprey Collection. Thought the Osprey consignor is primarly focused on acquiring quality United States gold from Europe adventures, he will occasionally locate quality early American type coins as this wonderful 1835 LM-3 half dime. Surfaces are perfectly original with frosty luster. Strike is crisp throughout obverse and reverse regardless of the eroded dies and heavy die clashing. Obverse features die cracks through the date and right hand stars. There is a long vertical die crack through the cap and curls that is easily seen due to mint state condition. Reverse is heavily clashed. Housed in new NGC holder. Fresh from Europe and recently graded. No CAC attempt.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Small Date, Small 5C
EF40 raw
LM-10 Original $145 Late Die State, Upper S2 Loop Filled, Crusty Original Ebony Gray, Accurately Graded, Gansu Collection. Small Date, Small 5C. A crusty original LM-10 die pairing example with dies being well eroded, clashed and a die chip on STATE(S). Surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with thick ebony-gray patina. Accurately graded and a fair value from the Gansu Collection consignment. This collection was personally assembled by Gerry Fortin for a Chinese collector during the 2011-2013 timeframe.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Sm Date
EF45 PCGS
32768121
LM-10 Choice $265 Choice Original, Light Gray, Conservative Grading. A well struck example with bold obverse devices and rounded stars. Only the eagle's neck lacks feathers otherwise the balance of the reverse devices are also crisp and well defined. Surfaces are perfectly original with no blemishes whatsoever. This piece was conservatively graded a so close to AU50. The LM-10 rarity is common with the 8 digit being above a low 3 digit. Fresh to market and housed in 2015 PCGS holder. A near gem example for the grade.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
F15 raw
LM-1.2 R5 Original $275 Very Late Die State, Two Large Reverse Cuds, Original Light Gray, Important Offering, Hanes Park Collection. Capped Bust half dime die varieties from the Hanes Park Collection for those attempting a Logan-McCloskey Ultimate die variety set in the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Capped Bust  1837 1837
Large 5C
VF20 raw
LM-1 Original $95 LM-1, Crusty Original, Thick Medium Gray Patina, Seal Beach Collection. Thick crusty gray patina dominates the appearance of this last year of issue Capped Bust half dime.
Capped Bust  1837 1837
Large 5C
EF45
PCGS
31429577
LM-1 R1 Choice $315 Repunched 7, Choice Original, Deep Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Uniform olive gray patina validates the strictly original surfaces on this lovely 1837 capped bust half dime. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. The LM-1 variety attribution is easily seen due to bold repunching under the 7 digit in the date. Grading is accurate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Typical quality and original eye appeal from the Saw Mill Run Collection.