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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 16 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on September 23, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
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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
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
Large 0
AU55 PCGS OGH
5192979
JR-8
Choice HOLD
$1250
New November 9! Scarce Large 0 Variety, Choice Original, Deep Rose/Blue Bullseye Toning, Substantial Eye Appeal, Old PCGS Holder. A gorgeous "open collar" 1820 capped Bust dime with bullseye toning along with being the scarce JR-8 die variety. Center rose is surrounded by rich peripheral blues on both sides. Bright light inspection is where this dime excels. The center to edge toning gradients become extreme as steely luster accentuates the coloring. The JR-8 reverse has a notable die crack from the eagle's neck to left facing wing. Also the left base of the second T in STATES is broken. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder. An offering that unquestionably belongs in an advanced 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  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 $1025 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  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  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
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
AG3 raw
JR-6
Original $105 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
AU53 PCGS
24972168
JR-4
Choice $510 JR-4 Fancy 8, Crusty Silver-Gray Patina, Complete Strike, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Another Lenny Rizzo Collection offering that screams old time originality. A complete strike is complimented by crusty silver gray surfaces. Fields are entirely unabraded. The JR-4 die pairing features a "fancy 8" date punch style and repunching below the lower loop of the 3 digit. Fully choice and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2011-2013) holder.
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  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.