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 29 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on June 24, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1805 1805
4 Berries
F15 NGC
4755616004
JR-2
Original $1075 New June 1! 4 Berries, Original Crusty Gray Patina, Bold Devices, Ideal for Type Set. A strictly original 1805 4 Berries example with crusty gray patina on both sides. All letters in E PLURIBUS UNUM are defined though several are weak. Considerable hair details remain along reverse eagle plumage. Bright light inspection expose deep rose coloring embedded in the overriding grays. Several ancient reverse lines are seen in the lower left reverse and merge into the surrounding toning. Mintage of 120,780 with a fairly even split between the 4 and 5 Berries reverse. If seeking a wholesome Draped Bust dime for type, please consider this candidate. Housed in new NGC large font holder with "4 Berries, JR-2" attribution in the label.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1809 1809
VG10 PCGS
30452814
JR-1
Original $1350 First Year Issue, Bold Device, Gray-Blue Toning, Newtown Collection. 1809 brought the first year of the John Reich Capped Bust design type. The Philadelphia mint was busy striking large quantities of cents and halves and a probable explanation from the low mintage of 51,065. Included in that number was 6,355 pieces delivered between June to December 1810. Most present day survivors will be found at the AG and Good grade levels. Above those grades, the date quickly becomes very scarce. From the Newtown Collection bank box comes an original VG10 example for consideration. Residual device details are bold at the assigned grade level. This offering is toned a uniform light gray with blue hues in the reverse fields. I believe this piece has been net grade given faint granular surfaces coupled with Fine level wear. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A well represented example for those seeking early Federal coinage for their cabinet.
Capped Bust  1811/09 1811/09
VF30 PCGS
31940855
JR-1
Original New Price
$1095
New June 24! Shattered Reverse Die State, Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Wooster Collection. Price Reduction - June 2020. A single die pair was used to strike 1811/09 dimes. Mintage was limited to 65,180 pieces. The reverse die is leftover from 1809 production and continues to crack during usage. Late die state examples feature multiple heavy die cracks as can be seen on the GFRC images. The offered example, from the Wooster Collection, is strictly original and toned an even antique gray. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust  1811/09 1811/09
F15 PCGS
31973314
JR-1
Original $950 Scarce Grade, Early Die State, Ebony-Gray Patina, Newtown Collection. 1811 brought the resumption of Capped Bust coinage after not striking any pieces dated 1810. 1811 mintage was limited to 65,180 piece struck from an overdate obverse die. It appears that an extra obverse die dated 1809 was salvaged with an added 1811 date punch. Newtown Collection bank box cleaning results in a solidly original Fine 15 example becoming available. This surviving example features honest wear an both sides. The obverse offers moderate circulated cameo eye appeal with contrasting ebony-gray fields and light gray devices. Reverse coloring is lighter gray with some ebony highlights in the fields. A near-choice offering with no significant abrasions. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust  1814 1814
Large Date
MS63
PCGS
37189224
JR-3
Gem $3000 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
Small 0
AU58 PCGS
18549440
JR-11
Choice $2100 JR-11, Small O, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Hints of Peripheral Gold, Better Die Variety, Accurately Graded, Twin Lakes Collection. If your collection taste is AU58 type, then GFRC has a wonderful open collar offering for consideration. The Twin Lakes Collection is back with a very attractive 1820 JR-11 Capped Bust dime graded AU58. Surfaces offer ample brilliant luster that is on the continuum between reflective and frosty. During bright light inspection, the cartwheel action is quite impressive. Surfaces are mostly untoned with a hint of peripheral gold. This example is free of any abrasions. The JR-11 die variety is easily diagnostic by the position of the legend lettering and the small C on the denomination. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
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
Small Date
EF45 PCGS
27725637
JR-9
Choice $625 Scarcer Small Date Variety, Antique Iridescent Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Choice Surfaces. The Small Date version of the 1821 Dime is considerably scarcer than the Large Date. Three die pairing are known (JR-8, JR-9, and JR-10) with the Small Date punch that was intended for gold $2.5 quarter eagles. GFRC is pleased to be offering a choice JR-8 example with antique gray iridescent patina on both sides. Tilting this lovely Capped Bust dime into a light source reveals steely fields that are entirely unabraded. The darker gray coloring simply melts away during bright light inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. A noteworthy offering for the Capped Bust dime die variety specialist.
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  1822 1822
AG3 PCGS
32403139
JR-1
Original New Price
$1025
New June 24! Series Key Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Wooster Collection. Price Reduction - June 2020. A key date in the Capped Bust dime series and another single die pair issue. This example has seen heavy wear but still retains adequate device details. Dark ebony-gray toning produces a lovely circulated cameo appearance. An inexpensive example that will fill that hole in may Capped Bust dime date collections. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. From the Wooster Collection.
Capped Bust  1825 1825
VF30 ANACS OWH
2566050
JR-2
Original New Price
$225
New June 24! Crusty Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Wooster Collection. Price Reduction - June 2020. An affordable 1825 JR-2 Capped Bust dime with crusty gray patina along with embedded olive and gold shades. Housed in ANACS old white holder with JR-2 designation on the label. From the Wooster Collection.
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
AU58
PCGS
12442795
JR-3
Choice HOLD
$1345
New June 27! Excellent Type Candidate, Pleasing Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Peripheral Toning. A long description is probably not warranted for this eye appealing 1827 JR-3 dime. Lustrous centers are nicely framed by old album peripheral toning. Edge toning is a combination of aquamarine-green and gold. Obverse strike is sharp with fully defined stars and respectable hair curls. Fields present a steely texture with reflective luster. Reverse strike exhibits weakness at the claws and arrow tail feathers. Accurately graded with just a brief amount of time in circulation before being well preserved. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005--2011) holder with CAC approval. A wonderful offering for the selective collector.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
AU55
PCGS
30170161
JR-6
Choice $635 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  1829 1829
Small 10C
EF45 PCGS
20361972
JR-4
Choice $360 Choice Original, CAC Approval. 1829 brought the usage of three different reverse denomination punches. The "Small 10C" dimes are easily attributed since the rounded zero is much smaller than the adjacent 1 digit. This JR-4 example features a center gray obverse surrounded by peripheral burnt gold. Intermixed green, rose and gold colors drape the reverse. A choice original example with complete strike on both sides. Any Capped Bust dime with high relief obverse stars is desirable including this example. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Please note that this piece is housed in an older holder with some plastic haze. Haze is seen on the obverse as a vertical line through the 2 digit up into the lower curls. Random haze spots are evident on the reverse also.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
MS64
PCGS
35587394
JR-5
Choice $3250 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  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
AU53 PCGS
11214108

Choice $575 Large 4, Wonderful Bright Light Eye Appeal, Swirling Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, JUST BUY IT NOW!. OK, let's start the description for this most attractive 1834 Large 4 Capped Bust dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The high relief devices, as a result of a complete strike, are nicely complimented by swirling frosty luster on both sides. Obverse coloring is pastel rose-blue in the center and surrounded by a gold ring at the stars. Reverse toning features the same colors but more intermixed as compared to the obverse. Residual mint frost surrounds the stars and reverse legend on this unabraded example. Eye appeal is pronounced and pleasing. GFRC images provide and accurate representation for your shopping pleasure. Conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Large 4
AU53 PCGS
14133168
JR-1
Choice $460 New June 10! Large 4, Bold Strike, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Peripheral Blue-Gold, Choice Original. An attractive 1834 JR-1 strike that brings much to the numismatic table. One swiftly notes the complete strike on both sides. All devices are deeply impressed and well represented. Overall luster has a frosty texture with some steely effects in the fields. A thin blue-gold ring frames the mostly untoned centers. Fields are entirely unabraded. A special GFRC offering that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Perfect for type set or a traditional date set.
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 New Price
$395
Substantial Price Reduction - April 26, 2020. 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 PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Gorman and Large 4 shown on the label. From the Linden Collection.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
AG3 raw
JR-6
Original New Price
$105
New June 24! Triple Cud Reverse, Original Surfaces, Cool Terminal Die State, Wooster Collection. Price Reduction - June 2020. A well worn terminal JR-6 die state example offering with three reverse cuds. Ebony fields provide some circulated cameo contract. A fun coin dime those pursuing terminal die states and a value price.
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 $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
VF35
PCGS
27925639
JR-3
Choice $260 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 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.