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Flowing Hair, Draped and Capped Bust Half Dimes

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There are 33 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 8, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Flowing Hair
Flowing Hair  1795 1795
AU50 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 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.
Capped Bust
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
MS63
PCGS
5787138
LM-13 R3 Gem $1800 New August 8! Gem Original, Golden Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Undergraded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. What a lovely little gem Capped Bust half dime and better die variety! This 1830 LM-13 is easily attributed by the long obverse die crack from star 6 through the cap and back to right rim between starts 8 and 9. A gorgeous mint state example with vibrant frosty luster that is most pleasing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC GOLD approval validates the current undergraded status as there is no question this piece is full MS64 or better. Again a no question gem original offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection that will please the most selective advanced collector. If you like the images, then the coin in hand will be that much better.
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  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
VF35 PCGS
11444618
LM-8 Choice $140 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina with Ebony, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Crazy Joe Collection. A lovely 1830 LM-8 example that is conservatively graded. Surfaces are covered with crusty gray patina along with overlaid ebony. Strike is completely executed. No blemishes worthy of mention. A top quality piece at the assigned grade level and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
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  1832 1832
MS65 NGC
4239133002
LM-3 Gem $1975 Gem Original, Amazing Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Aquamarine and Rose Patina, Accurately Graded. GFRC is pleased to offer this gorgeous 1832 LM-3 Capped Bust half dime for your consideration. Clearly in a gem original preservation state with colorful frosty cartwheel luster. Under a light source, the obverse exposes intermixed aquamarine and rose toning that is transparent to the underlying luster. The reverse has uniform light rose gold toning with darker shades approaching the rim along with eye catching luster. Strike is hammered with every minute device details being boldly defined. I've enjoyed inspecting this half dime due to every delicate mint frost line being so well defined. A superior offering that is housed in new large font NGC holder. 2016 NGC grading standards have tightened with this piece conservatively graded at the MS65 level. Fans of the Capped Bust half dime series should pay special attention here.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
MS64 PCGS
83245872
LM-3 Gem $1250 New June 28! Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Mirrored Fields, Well Struck, Substantial Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Another important offering from the Osprey Collection PCGS box of 20 and now rotating back to the market. Steely mirrored fields and evident on both sides with cartwheel effects. Obverse is covered with uniform gun metal gray skin that is transparent to the underlying luster. Bright light viewing reveals gold coloring surrounding all stars. Faint gold is also visible on the reverse. Obverse strike is hammered with high relief stars and curls. The reverse is also well struck with only a few weak left facing wing feathers lacking complete definition. Bright light viewing is most pleasurable for this small denomination piece. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A superior offering with eye appeal and ideal for a mint state type set collection.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
EF40 ANACS
2951578
LM-5 Choice $160 Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Filled STATE(S), Accurately Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. A choice original 1832 LM-5 specimen with classic gun metal gray-blue patina over blemish free surfaces. Strike is well executed and pleasing. Housed in blue label ANACS holder. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
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  1832 1832
VF30 raw
LM-1 R4 Original $160 Better Die Variety, Choice Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. A nice combination of strict originality and scarce die pairing are at hand for this choice 1832 LM-1 Capped Bust half dime. Surfaces are covered with classic gun metal gray patina. Obverse strike is bold while the reverse offers typical devices. A closed 10 loupe inspection revealed no blemishes to mention. From GFRC inventory.
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  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 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
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  1834 1834
MS64 PCGS
24927494
LM-4 Choice $1350 Near Gem Original, Aquamarine Gold Patina, Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Above Average Eye Appeal. A superior Capped Bust half dime offering with mirrored fields and aquamarine-gold coloring. In hand viewing suggest medium colored patina but once a light source is added, the coloring melts and exposes mostly transparent gold on the obverse and darker shades on the reverse. Strike is well executed with fully rounded stars and bold eagle feathers. Mirrored fields are notorious for exposing any blemishes but, in the case of this 1834 LM-4 example, there are no blemishes to detract or any hairlines under bright light and 10x loupe inspection. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. An important offering for the selective collector who wants only the best possible at a fair price.
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
VF35 raw
LM-2 Choice $140 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Wear on High Points, Fully Struck, Fairly Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. Another affordable highlight of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes. 100% original surfaces are covered with medium gray patina with lightly shades on the highest wear points. Strike is uniform and nicely executed. Choice surfaces are free of any siginificant distraction. Fairly graded and housed in Coin World plastic and rubber holder and being shipped as such.
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  1835 1835
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58 NGC
2058091004
LM-10 Original $325 Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike. A strictly original LM-10 example with crusty gun metal patina on the obverse and lighter shades on the reverse. Strike is uniform with nicely rounded stars and bold reverse eagle feathers. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Large Date, Small 5C
AU58
PCGS
35260704
LM-6 R2 Gem $475 New July 21! Gem Original, Frosty Devices, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Pastel Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Completely Struck, Conservative Grading . A downright gorgeous 1835 LM-6 half dime with vibrant cartwheel luster and hammered strike. Frosty surfaces are light toned with pastel aquamarine and gold hues. Bright light viewing is essentially all vivid luster with uniform faint gold on the obverse. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. The CAC green bean recognizes the gem original surfaces and huge eye appeal.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Small Date, Small 5C
AU55 PCGS
34681045
LM-10 Choice $290 Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Gray-Gold Patina, Reverse Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1835 Capped Bust half dime that would be an ideal entry into a moderately priced type set. Though the "common" LM-10 die variety, this example offers much eye appeal. A choice original example with gray-gold obverse patina and reddish aquamarine coloring on the reverse. Residual reverse luster is active with obvious cartwheel effects under a bright light. Strike is deeply impressed with the reverse die crack through S(T)ATES and filled upper loops in both S1 and S2 being clear. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Small 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  1835 1835
Small Date, Small 5C
VF35 raw
LM-10 Original $130 Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. An 1835 LM-10 example with original surfaces and uniform gray patina. Strike is typical. Reverse has a few ancient micro lines that were toned over years ago. Fairly graded and housed in Coin World plastic and rubber holder and being shipped as such. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Large Date, Large 5C
F12 raw
LM-4 R3 Original HOLD
$75
Strictly Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Better Die Pairing, Fairly Graded, Inexpensive Type Coin. The 1835 LM-4 die pairing is easy to attribute due to the flag of the large 5 nearly touching an eagle feather. This is the only usage of the reverse for that year. Thick crusty original patina covers both sides as this is 100% original with just honest wear. A fairly graded half dime from GFRC inventory.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
Small 5
AU58 raw
LM-4 R2 Choice $350 Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Fully Struck. A lovely 1836 LM-4 Capped Bust half dime with frosty cartwheel luster. Mint frost is seen through obverse and reverse with just a touch of rub. A raw example that is fairly graded at the AU58 level.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
Small 5C
VF30 raw
LM-5 R2 Original $100 Original, Crusty Gray-Blue Patina, Surface Verdigris, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. Surfaces are covered with thick gray-blue patina along with obverse vedigris that validated the strict originality. Strike is typical. Reverse features heavy die clashing along with two ancient micro lines that are fully toned. Fairly graded and housed in Coin World plastic and rubber holder and being shipped as such. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
3/Inverted 3, Large 5C
VF25 raw
LM-3 Original $100 Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. A crusty original example of the 1836 LM-3 3 over inverted 3 die pairing for consideration. Surfaces are blemish free and fully natural. Strike is typical. Fairly graded and housed in Coin World plastic and rubber holder and being shipped as such. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
Capped Bust  1837 1837
Large 5C
AU50 ANACS
4716647
LM-5 Original $225 Original, Thick Crusty Obverse Gray-Blue Patina, Typical Strike, Some Reverse Luster, Accurately Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. The obverse on this 1837 LM-5 sports thick crusty gun metal gray-blue patina while the reverse is a lightly aquamarine gray. Strike is typical. Reverse offers residual luster under a light source. Accurately graded and housed in ANACS gold label holder with "CAP BUST LARGE 5" on the label. Part of the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dimes.
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.
Capped Bust  1837 1837
Large 5C
EF40 raw
LM-1 Choice $165 Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Excellent Bright Light Performance, Well Struck, Fairly Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. We close the Crazy Joe Collection of Capped Bust half dime offerings with a choice original 1837 LM-1 example. There is bold repunching below the 7 digit for the variety. Surfaces are choice and covered with uniform gray patina. Under a light source, surfaces shift coloring to attractive rose and some gold on the reverse. Strike is well executed and there are no blemishes worthy of mention. Fairly graded and housed in Coin World plastic and rubber holder and being shipped as such.
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.