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 August 20, 2021

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
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Capped Bust
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
EF40 PCGS
27913852
JR-5
Choice $2150 STATESOFAMERICA, Deep Olive-Gray, Bold Strike, Very Scarce. JR-5 is the most distinguishable die marriage from 1814 with the words STATESOFAMERICA running together. This variety is often seen weakly struck with few certified in EF or better. PCGS population in EF40 is five with eight better through AU58. This variety definitely warrants a premium. GFRC is pleased to be offering a well preserved example with steely fields that are entirely unabraded. Toning is a rich olive-gray with embedded rose if tilted at the appropriate angle under a light source. Strike is typical to better for the date with sharp obverse central devices coupled with stars lacking center points. Reverse strike is uniform other than at the claws. Fairly priced considering rarity and preservation state. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
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
EF40
PCGS
13616315
JR-13
Choice $675 New August 20! Large 0, Repunched 1 in Denomination, Choice Original, West Coast Collection. 1820 Capped Bust dimes were struck with a screw press and open collar. These early strikes, through 1827, are found with a slightly larger diameter and thinner planchet. 1820 mintage amounted to 942,587 strikes with the JR-13 variety being the last of thirteen identified die pairs. A repunched 1 digit in the denomination is a primary attribution point. This pleasing example, from the West Coast Collection is toned with golden grays and rose-blue on the obverse while the reverse brings center green with peripheral yellow and rose. A pretty survivor with CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Large 0
VF35
PCGS
15015334
JR-6
Choice $535 New August 20! Better Die Pairing, Large 0, Notched Stars, CAC Approval, West Coast Collection. So what are "notched stars" for the 1820 Capped Bust dime date. Notched stars have a die punch defect on the outer star point facing the denticles. This JR-6 example also brings an R3 rarity rating and thick gray encrusted surfaces. A fully choice piece at the assigned grade that will please fans of strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
Small Date
AU50 PCGS
12259469

Choice $1150 Small Date, Choice Original, Even Medium Gray, Well Preserved . A crusty 1821 JR-9 Small Date example as candidate for an advanced Capped Bust collection or inclusion in a type set. Surfaces are fully original with crusty medium gray patina across obverse and reverse. Pleasing contrast between the gray fields and lighter main devices certainly enhances eye appeal. For an early date open collar capped bust dime, the strike is well executed with nearly all star center points present. Reverse eagle feathers are well defined. There are no blemishes to note on this piece. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert. Guaranteed to please the selective collector.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
Small Date
EF40 PCGS
18113823
JR-9
Choice $500 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 HOLD
$575
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  1829 1829
Large 10C
MS63
PCGS
82905839
JR-2
Choice $3850 Large 10C, Proof Like, Sharp Reflective Luster, Natural Rose-Gold Toning. An exceptional near-gem example with proof like obverse fields and sharp reflective luster. This 1829 JR-2 specimen screams originality with its uniform rose obverse "skin" along with center gold shades on the reverse. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse suffers from weak neck feathers, an all too common issue for the variety. Mirrored fields exhibit the faintest of chatter under a 10x loupe that is consistent with the certified grade. Large 10C Mint State CAC population is anemic with two at MS63 and seven finer up to the MS66 and MS67 superb gem levels with ten fold pricing premiums. This example is priced at the CAC Guide and fairly valued in today's market. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval with Large 10C listed on the label.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
Medium 10C
VF35 PCGS
12486841
JR-7
Original $260 New August 20! Very Scare Die Pairing, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Crusty Gray, West Coast Collection. This new West Coast Collection offering is a near-choice 1830 JR-7 dime with thick crusted gray patina in the fields leading to nice circulated cameo contrast. The JR-7 die variety commands an R4 rarity rating per the early United States Dimes 1796-1837 reference as authored by noted JRCS members. Strike is nearly complete with high relief stars and well formed eagle feathers with only the obverse center curls lacking full definition. The line behind 10(C) is as made. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Medium 10C attribution on label.
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  1832 1832
MS61 NGC
1605070004
JR-6
Original $850 Better Die Pairing, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Thinning The Herd Collection. A well struck and pleasing example of the 1832 JR-6 die pairing to consider. Off the market for years in the Thinning The Herd Collection. This near-choice dime offers natural coin gray coloring along with adequate amounts of frosted luster. Close inspection reveals peripheral mint frost on both sides also within the usual protected area. Reverse die cracks are as noted in the John Reich's reference while the obverse strike exhibits die bulging. I'm comfortable with the assigned grade and the offer price as fair value. Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2000-2001) holder with standard ring insert.
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
AU50 NGC
4776703002
JR-3
Choice $450 Better Die Variety, Steely Reflective Luster, Choice Surfaces, Bold Strike. Only three die pairs were employed to strike all 1836 dated Capped Bust dimes. There is speculation on the validity of the stated 1,190,000 mintage due to the lower frequency of apperance than other similarly produced dates. This new example is unquestionably original with steely reflective luster. A crusty gray patina has accumulated on the obverse though not thick enough to mute light reflections. Strike is well executed with nicely defined star points and center along with complete reverse devices. Surfaces and unabraded and choice. Housed in new large font NGC holder.