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 12 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 10, 2021

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
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Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1811/09 1811/09
AU55 NGC
1966644008
JR-1
Choice $2600 New April 10! Shattered Reverse Die State, Clear Overdate, Rare Grade, Choice Surfaces. The 1811/09 Capped Bust dime date is challenging to locate in any grade due to widespread circulation along with a meager mintage of 65,180 pieces from a single die pair. A left over 1809 obverse die was repunched with the 1811 date to accomplish that year's mintage. GFRC is pleased to be offering a mid grade AU example that showcases late die state characteristics. Both dies are heavily clashed with the reverse being near terminal die state. Heavy die cracks are seen in multiple locations across the reverse. Adding to this offering's importance is the beautiful peripheral toning. A mostly gray center obverse is framed by gold, blues and greens colors. Center reverse rose shades are surrounded by blues, aquamarine, and gold as illustrated in the GFRC images. A rare grade offering that is strictly original and choice. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with standard ring insert.
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  1821 1821
Small Date
AU50 PCGS
21552987
JR-8
Original HOLD
$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
EF40 PCGS
18113823
JR-9
Choice $500 New March 18! Small Date, Steely Fields, Residual Reflective Luster, Natural Coin Gray. GFRC images only tell half the story for this choice 1821 Small Date dime. An open collar strike that presents natural coin gray patina during in-hand inspection. But wait, bright light inspection brings an alternative perspective. Under a reasonable light source, the gray patina melts away and reveals reflective fields and a cameo gray motif contrasted by light gold fields. The golden shades are exceptional on the reverse. Fairly graded with no abrasions worthy of mention. Guaranteed to please the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
VF35
PCGS
84705799
JR-9
Choice $575 New March 26! Rare Die 1827 Die Pairing, Rose-Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. What a delight to be handling a rare Capped Bust dime die variety that is fully choice and CAC approved. The Early United States Dimes 1796-1837 die variety tome list the 1827 JR-9 die pairing as R6. Given the age of the reference, I'm sure a few more examples have appeared over the years. Not only is this example a rare die pairing but the surfaces are well preserved with natural rose-gray patina. Fields are entirely unabraded. Pricing this example is difficult and taking my best shot at what the value is. The CDN CAC EF45 price guide point appears reasonable. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
F15 PCGS
35639727
JR-4
Choice $175 JR-4, Sweet Aquamarine-Gold, Gray Toning, Choice Surfaces, Lots of Eye Appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A choice offering that will please the selective collector.
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
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  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.