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Capped Bust Dimes - Major Varieties

A Major Varieties set of Capped Bust Dimes is no easy task with 34 coins including one R7 but many R1s too. The pursuit of the major varieties collection requires patience and persistence, but also provides for those who love the thrill of the hunt - these beauties grow on you quite quickly. The reference book used to attribute them Early United States Dimes 1796-1837 by David J. Davis, Russell J. Logan, Allen F. Lovejoy, John W. McCloskey and William L. Subjack. It was published in 1984 by the John Reich Collectors Society. Capped Bust Half Dime collector would recognize Russell Logan and Liberty Seated Collectors would recognize John McCloskey's name - the current President. Their 279 page book is considered the Bible among collectors and dealers alike. While not in color, it gives a very pleasing picture of every variety obverse and reverse. The book covers early dimes too, but this is beyond the scope of Capped Bust Dimes. The authors describe Emission Order, Die Deterioration and Diameters by year. Their quick finding charts are very helpful in determining the correct variety number for any date.

Capped Bust Dimes came from either open collar or closed collar minting process starting in 1828. There is an overlap of these methods in 1828. Like other capped bust coins, the numbers of pale gules on the reverse shield is either 2 or 3 making for interesting collecting goals. Early dime production was erratic - no dimes dated 1810 were struck and none were minted in 1812, 1813, 1815-1819 or 1826.

- John Okerson



Click Collection Name to view its composition. The Blank Collection is an empty version.

Collection Rating Complete Weighted Grade caccoin.com Last Updated
The Easton Cabinet Collection 60.9 100% 60.9 56% February 24, 2017
The Tom Bender Collection 16.6 32% 65.8 82% December 26, 2016
The Dale Miller Collection 14.6 97% 16.0 6% January 2, 2017
The John Okerson Collection 11.2 47% 28.3 0% December 26, 2016
The Sound Coins Collection 9.9 65% 17.1 0% March 1, 2017
The Dimeman Collection 1.7 3% 35.0 0% December 26, 2016
The Blank Collection
Collection Rating Complete Weighted Grade caccoin.com Last Updated
The Easton Cabinet Collection 60.9 100% 60.9 56% February 24, 2017
The Tom Bender Collection 16.6 32% 65.8 82% December 26, 2016
The Dale Miller Collection 14.6 97% 16.0 6% January 2, 2017
The John Okerson Collection 11.2 47% 28.3 0% December 26, 2016
The Sound Coins Collection 9.9 65% 17.1 0% March 1, 2017
The Dimeman Collection 1.7 3% 35.0 0% December 26, 2016
The Blank Collection

Rating: The weighted average of all coin grades (i.e. aggregated sum of each coin grade + CAC premium multiplied by its rarity factor divided by the sum of all rarity factors). Missing coins are included and assigned a grade of 0. This metric is the basis for order rank.

Complete: The number of coin entries divided by the total number of coins in the Set.

Weighted Grade: The weighted average of all coin grades (see calculation above), but excluding any missing coins.

%: The ratio of coins certified by CAC (either green or gold sticker). Calculated as the number of CAC coins divided by the total number of entered coins.

Rarity Factor: The rarity assessment for each date/variety uses the Sheldon scale of R1 through R8 with a R1 weight being the most common while an R8 weight being the most difficult to locate. Rarity estimates are by John Okerson.