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Flowing Hair, Draped and Capped Bust Half Dimes

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There are 23 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on October 27, 2020

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
MS64+
NGC
4631859010
LM-13.1
Gem $2000 Pure Capped Bust Half Dime Eye Candy, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Muti-Color Patina, Gem Original Surfaces, Osprey Collection. An exceptional first year 1829 strike from the LM-13.1 die pairing. Eye candy is the best approach to describe the vivid gold-orange, rose, blues, violets and pink shades on this lovely gem. Brilliant frosty luster is equally impressive during bright light viewing. Let's also mention that both sides are deeply impressed with full devices. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A splendid offering from the Osprey Collection that was carefully hand picked at the 2019 Summer FUN show. Worthy of the finest Capped Bust Half Dime collections.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
MS64
NGC
5704259019
LM-7
Choice $1385 Well Preserved Near-Gem, Frosty Luster, Rose-Gold Patina, Bold Strike. A meticulous preserved little Capped Bust half dime that is sure to please those who seek strict originality. This near-gem offers unabraded surfaces covered by a rose-gold skin. The toning pattern suggests some type of paper album storage when viewing the rose reverse center and peripheral gold pattern. Luster has a frosty texture with moderate cartwheels due to the thick patina. Strike is essentially complete other than the ends of the claws. Housed in NGC large font holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
MS63
PCGS
5787138
LM-13
Gem $1800 Gem Original, Golden Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Undergraded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. What a lovely little gem Capped Bust half dime and better die variety! This 1830 LM-13 is easily attributed by the long obverse die crack from star 6 through the cap and back to right rim between starts 8 and 9. A gorgeous mint state example with vibrant frosty luster that is most pleasing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC GOLD approval validates the current undergraded status as there is no question this piece is full MS64 or better. Again a no question gem original offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection that will please the most selective advanced collector. If you like the images, then the coin in hand will be that much better.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
AU55
PCGS
24997106
LM-7
Choice $345 LM-7, Crusty Antique Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval, Thinning The Herd Collection. A perfectly original 1830 LM-7 Capped Bust half dime for consideration. Surfaces are covered with a crusty antique gray patina that still allows the remaining frosty luster to radiate during bright light inspection. A fully struck example as are all the offerings from the Thinning The Herd Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. LM-7 attribution is on the label.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
EF45 raw
LM-14
Choice $180 Choice Original, Even Gray. A pleasing example and better variety for the selective collector. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with medium gray patina. Reverse strike is hammered while obverse is consistent with Logan-McCloskey plate coin with softness in the hair curls. The reverse dark spot adjacent to (U)NITED is verdigris.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
EF45
NGC
4707640003
LM-5
Choice $260 Near-Gem for Grade, Golden Brown Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, Hammered Strike . The Capped Bust half dime series is a short series that can be easily collected by date and expanded to major varieties. Not a lot of numismatic capital is required to acquire some wonderful early Americana artifacts. This near-gem 1831 LM-5 has pristine surfaces and natural golden-brown patina. Strike is hammered with every device detail fully impressed. A top shelf offering at the assigned grade level. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
AU50 PCGS
14170070
LM-13
Choice $325 LM-13, R3 Rarity, Steely Gray, Peripheral Gold, Residual Cartwheel Luster, Thinning The Herd Collection. A lovely LM-13 offering with the signature filled lower loop of the 8 digit as the key diagnostic. Ample residual luster has a steely texture when viewed under a light source. Surfaces are toned a light gray with golden hues at the peripheries. This offering is fully unabraded and completely struck. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A lovely offering of duplicate Capped Bust half dime die varieties from the Thinning The Herd Collection.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
EF45 PCGS
18668158
LM-3
Original $165 Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Near-Choice Original, Poor Man's Collection. Crusty original are the operative words for this near-choice 1832 LM-3 capped bust dime. The thick patina is muting potential underlying luster. Strong strike and unabraded surfaces. A divestment from the Poor Man's Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Fairly priced for a quick sale.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
VF35 raw
LM-12
Original $145 Gun Metal Gray. The lower loop of the 8 digit is completely filled by a large die chip while the reverse has a center die bulge and blob definition of horizontal shield lines. These are the LM-12 diagnostics. Surfaces are obviously original with an even gun metal gray patina and no blemishes.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
VF35 ANACS
4454056
LM-8.4
Original $165 New October 17! Scarce Die Marriage, Original Gray Surfaces, Fully Struck. The 1832 LM-8.4 is comprised of dies that have seen multiple die marriages. The first S in STATES has a filled upper loop at this point along with the well documented weakness at the scroll. Surfaces are original with a medium gray patina. This die marriage carries an R3 rarity per Logan-McCloskey. Housed in ANACS gold label holder.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
F12 PCGS
37385512
LM-14
Choice $115 New October 17! Scarce Die Marriage, Dark Crusty Gray Fields, Circulated Cameo Apperance, Choice Surfaces. A lovely 1832 LM-14 example that is an R4 die marriage. Surfaces feature only honest wear. A thick dark gray patina covers the fields while the main devices are much lighter. The net effect is classic circulated cameo appearance that collectors strive to locate. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
MS66 PCGS
38458461
LM-1
Gem $3785 Last 3 High, R3 Rarity, Superb Gem, Proof Like Fields, Tons of Eye Appeal. This 1833 LM-1 Capped Bust half dime was a "Wow Coin" when first inspected. That first impression has not worn off after repeated viewing. Why? The mirrors are absolutely stunning under a light source. Proof like fields are consistent on both sides. Reflective luster is nearly blinding if using a strong light. Strike is deeply impressed and consistent with GFRC strict buying criteria. Coloring is light rose on the upper obverse and lower reverse. The rose shifts to a pretty blue arc at the rims. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. This offering is so darn pleasing that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
MS64
PCGS
18689904
LM-10
Choice $1300 New October 27! Superb Eye Appeal, Frosty Luster, Peripheral Gold Rings, Completed Strike, CAC Approval. An ideal selection for a date centric Capped Bust half dime set. The LM-10 die pairing is common with its easily discernable filled upper and lower looks on STATE(S). it draws no die variety pricing premium. Superb eye appeal results from bold frosty luster and attractive ring toning patterns. Both sides feature peripheral gold rings that nicely frame a rose center on the obverse and intense greens on the reverse. Strike is complete. Luster is the parameter holding this piece back from a higher grade as the surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
AU55
PCGS
34377560
LM-1
Choice $335 Mirrored Surfaces, Thick Crusty Golden-Gray Patina, Crisp Reflective Luster, CAC Approval. An impressive 1833 LM-1 Capped Bust half dime is that poorly presented by GFRC images. This offering has mirrored surfaces covered with thick golden-gray toning. Regardless of the toning, the fields are crisply reflective under a light source. Reverse has ebony highlight on the eagle. Strike is fully executed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
EF45 PCGS
28989578
LM-10
Choice $260 Choice Original, Attractive Ebony-Rose Patina, Fully Struck. Images Added! A lovely 1833 Capped Bust half dime with rich ebony rose patina during in hand viewing. Tilting this piece into a light source melts the darker toning and exposes light gray reflective surfaces. Strike is complete with choice original surfaces. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Definitely above average and ideal for the selective collector.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
MS65 PCGS
36019612
LM-4
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
MS63 NGC
3812014002
LM-4
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
AU50 PCGS
84030300
LM-4
Original $225 New October 17! Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Original Surfaces. The 1834 LM-4 die marriage is consider to be common. What makes this offering desirable are the mirrored fields that generate sharp reflective luster during bright light review. GFRC photograph accurately captures the faint olive coloring. Strike is well executed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Small Date, Small 5C
MS61 PCGS
3092015
LM-10
Choice $635 New October 10! Small Date, 8 High 3 Low, Choice Original Brown-Gray, Early Rattler Holder. One does not often see Capped Bust half dimes housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder. This 1835 LM-10 example is perfectly original with choice surfaces. Strike is complete with rounded stars and deeply impressed hair curls and eagle feathers. Orange-gray and olive patina are consistent across the obverse while the reverse has aquamarine and copper-gold shades. A naturally toned example for an early type set or secondly, for those collecting type in PCGS Rattler holders. This piece was original sold by GFRC during March 2017 and bought back at the 2020 Manchester NH Coin Expo. How I love to buyback prior early types sales at this quality level. For those who must ask, this piece has been to CAC and did not sticker.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58 NGC
2058091004
LM-10
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  1835 1835
Small Date, Small 5C
AU53 PCGS
83089648
LM-10
Choice $265 8 High 3 Low, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Crazy Joe Collection. A lovely 1835 LM-10 example that would be ideal as a type set acquisition. Surfaceas are choice and covered with thick gray patina and reveals embedded gold hues under a light source. Strike is better than average and offers high relief stars and well defined reverse devices. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality Capped Bust half dime offering from the Crazy Joe Collection.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Large Date, Small 5C
VF30 PCGS
26901808
LM-6
Original $145 LM-6, Original Gray, Unabraded Surfaces, Wholesome and Attractive, Thinning The Herd Collection. A wonderful 1835 LM-7 specimen that features uniform gray toned surfaces and no abrasions. If attempting to build a set of major Capped Bust half dime die varieties, this Thinning The Herd Collection offering would be an economical candidate. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder with Large Date, Small 5C attribution on the label.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Small Date, Small 5C
VF30
PCGS
32906185
LM-11
Choice $200 New October 17! Scarce Die Marriage, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces. 1835 LM-11 features a Small Date punch obverse coupled with Small 5C reverse. This R4 die pairing can be attributed by the last A in AMERICA touching the upper arrowhead. A wonderfully original example with natural gray patina and choice surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.