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Flowing Hair, Draped and Capped Bust Half Dimes

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There are 11 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on June 23, 2022

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Flowing Hair
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Draped Bust
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Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1829 1829
Choice $785 New June 23! Brilliant Steely Fields, Olive-Gold Patina, Impressive Eye Appeal. Brilliant steely fields immediately "light up" on the 1829 LM-2 half dime and provide a wicked good viewing experience. For customers outside of Maine, "wicked good" translate into I really like this piece and believe you will too. The reflective luster is crisp and sharp. Strike is completely executed with bold motifs. A few scattered micro-lines under a 10x account for the certified grade. This half dime would look so much better if reholdered into a modern edge view insert to allow angled lighting to further enhance the luster. Fully choice and sure to please. Housed in NGC Gen 14 (2003-2004) holder.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
NGC Fatty
Gem $3050 Scarce Die Marriage, Gem Original, Steely Reflective Luster, Super Cartwheels, CAC Approval. The 1830 Capped Bust half dime date is a monster challenge for die variety collectors given a host of R4 marriage and several at the R5 through R7 levels. This gem LM-1.2 is a real sweetheart with steely reflective luster and vibrant cartwheels. Don't let the darker blue-gray in-hand toning convince you otherwise. An angled lighting inspection brings a transition to steely gray centers along with peripheral gold. The LM-1.2 remarriage is easily confirmed via heavy die clashing above the eagle. Housed in a pristine NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) holder with CAC approval and certain to please the most selective student of the series. Also a great type specimen given a minimum premium for the die variety.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
Choice HOLD
New July 20! Scarce Die Pairing, 1st Handled By GFRC, Granular Frosted Luster, Fully Choice. The first 1830 LM-9.1 handled by GFRC and not a surprise since being an R4 variety rarity. This choice example presents granular frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. The LM-9.1 die variety is easily attributed by T1 and T3 being high on the reverse. Angled lightly exposes flashy eye appeal as an additional to purchase this piece. Capped Bust half dime specialist should carefully consider this offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
Choice $1275 Type or Date Set Candidate, Near-Gem, Rose-Gray Patina, Fully Struck. A near-gem 1831 LM-6 survivor that would be ideal for type or those assembling a date only set in higher grades. Frosted luster and rose-gray coloration combined for a pleasing viewing experience. Strike is completely executed while angled lighting exposes active cartwheels. The reverse features heavy die clashing, die cracks and completely filled loop at STATE(S). GFRC images accurate capture the in-hand coloration which remain prevalent under a light source. Worthy of inclusion into an advanced collection. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge insert.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
Choice $1165 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Near-Gem Preservation, Superb Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. Let's open the description for this noteworty 1832 LM-7 Capped Bust half dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? After handling a host of Mint State pieces in this series, those with superior eye appeal and preservation become easily recognized. This little silver piece presents thick frosted luster with the obverse bordering on satiny textures given the die erosion. Strike is complete with intricately detailed lower eagle claws and arrow feathers. As a bonus, the reverse exhibits strike doubling at the denomination and throughout most of the legend. I'm lovin' this piece as did CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
Original $275 Light Gold, Steely Fields, Near-Choice, Thinning the Herd Collection. Angled lighting bares the lightly toned surfaces with steely reflective luster revealed. Obverse reflectance is sharp while the reverse leans to frosted characteristics. Strike is typical. A near-choice specimen with several field lines. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Gem $2200 Gem Original Surfaces, Superb Eye Appeal, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. Just a little silver eye candy piece for those collecting gem original coinage. Bright reflective luster originates from mirrored fields on both sides. Inspecting this 1834 LM-4 half dime under a bright is so much fun! Toning is much lighter and transparent than GFRC in hand images. A uniform rose covers the bust while surrounding fields shift to aquamarine transitioning to yellow gold at the stars. The toning simply floats on the surfaces as one would expect for a well preserved gem. Reverse is toned aquamarine in the center with burnt gold throughout the legend and to rim. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A Summer FUN new purchase and wonderful early type gem.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Choice $800 Choice Original, Steely Silver Gray Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded. An attractive 1834 Capped Bust half dime with plenty of luster. This piece is fully choice original with steely silver gray surfaces along with some mottled ebony patina. Strike is hammered with crisp hair curls and deeply impressed eagle feathers. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurate and housed in newer NGC holder. Fairly priced for the overall quality.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Choice $1150 Near-Gem, Thick Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Excellent Diagnostics. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation if in the market for a brilliant and frosty capped bust half dime for type. This 1834 LM-2 is a common date but excels in the eye appeal department. How can you not love the sparking frosted luster and swirling cartwheels at the certified grade? A hammered strike is just icing on the cake. Motifs are elevated and minutely detailed. Light peripheral gold rounds out the attributes. A premium MS63 example that easily secured a green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Small Date, Small 5C
Choice $1575 Crusty Golden Skin, Frsoted Luster, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. I often use the term "crusty" to describe a thick oxidation skin. The thickness of that oxidation layer can vary based on exposures to humid environments. Thick "skins" can negate a coins natural luster while thin skins bring about frosted glows from the underlying luster. The latter is the case with this near-gem 1835 LM-10 half dime. Yellow-gold and gray shades are predominate on both sides. Bright light viewing reveals silky frosted luster along with moderate cartwheels due to the thinner toning. Strike is rock solid and most pleasing. This is a premium coin in all regards. Stronger luster would raise the certified grade a notch. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Small Date, Small Letters
Original $325 Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike. A strictly original LM-10 example with crusty gun metal patina on the obverse and lighter shades on the reverse. Strike is uniform with nicely rounded stars and bold reverse eagle feathers. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
Large 5C
Gem $4750 Large 5C, Rare Die Marriage, Gem Original, Swirling Satiny Cartwheels, Ospery Collection. A scarce LM-7 R4 variety that is rare in Mint State (per Logan and McCloskey, Federal Half Dimes: 1792-1837, 1998). This premium quality MS-65 is unquestionably a gem and most likely among the finest obtainable to today's discerning collectors. Soft satiny luster glows with swirling cartwheels under a light source. Preservation is 100% original. This lovely Gem is layered with the lightest golden-silver toning. The obverse details are lightly struck due to a lapped die to remove clashing. The LM-7 die pairing is further diagnosed with stars 11 and 12 boldly repunched. Housed in new large font NGC holder. An Osprey Collection special find.