Flowing Hair, Draped and Capped Bust Half Dimes

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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. 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 85% CAC Buyback offering that was carefully hand selected at the 2019 Summer FUN show. Worthy of the finest Capped Bust Half Dime collections.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
AU58 PCGS
34266165
LM-7
Choice $450 Steely Reflective Luster, Thick Grayish-Rose and Gold Skin, Hammered Strike, Perfect for Grade. Astute collectors of strictly original early type coinage will promptly appreciate this superb 1830 LM-7 offering. A grayish-rose and gold skin is uniform on both sides. Bright light inspection releases moderate reflective luster from steely fields. Overall strike is hammered resulting in deeply impressed high relief motifs. Finally, the surfaces are entirely unabraded. Taken in trade and uncertain if a CAC attempt has been made. Regardless, this offering is a near-gem that will please the most selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
MS63
NGC
4202617002
LM-1.2
Choice $1035 Pleasing Eye Appeal, Gold and Aquamarine Coloring, Fully Struck, CAC Approval. Maintaining CAC approved and attractively toned Capped Bust half dimes in inventory is an ongoing challenge. During GFRC buying trips, I am always searching for this diminutive denomination. At the recent NH Coin Expo, this pleasing 1831 LM-1.2 was located and promptly scooped up. Steely/frosted luster is consistent on both sides and barely muted by the natural gold and aquamarine shades. Strike is complete throughout the motifs. Well worth careful consideration for those who collection denomination by date of Logan-McCloskey die pairing. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
MS65 NGC
4879425003
LM-5
Gem $2850 Sparkling Gem, Dancing Cartwheels, Hammered Strike, Osprey Collection. Eye appeal of a higher grade is immediately apparent when viewing this gem 1832 LM-5 Capped Bust half dime. I don't often use the term "sparkling" to describe luster but will make an exception for this gorgeous piece. Dancing cartwheels are pleasing as is the hammered strike. Light center rose is surrounding by rotating aquamarine and blues dependent on the lighting angle. There is a strike through defect on the lower reverse through the top olive leaf and lower left facing wing. I suspect that this piece has been net graded accordingly as the eye appeal is wicked nice. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
AU55 PCGS
15058653
LM-4
Choice $295 Better Die Variety, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces. This offering is a crusty original 1832 LM-4 Capped Bust half dime with noteworthy pedigree. Previously sold by Heritage as an NGC AU58 during the Jules Reiver Collection sale. Afterwards, someone completed a PCGS crossover at the AU55 grade. Included in the sale is the original 2x2 paper flip from the 8/86 Gutscher Sale where the piece was attributed as V-12a. A wonderful middle die state LM-4 example with the upper obverse die cracks fully outlined by without shelf metal. The thick patina precludes cartwheel action though there is some peripheral luster peeking through under a bright light. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
AU50 PCGS
14170070
LM-13
Choice $300 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
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  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
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  1835 1835
Small Date, Small 5C
MS61 PCGS
3092015
LM-10
Choice $635 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
EF45 PCGS
40855211
LM-10
Choice $225 Choice Original, Light Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Reverse Filled S2, Well Balanced Offering. A well struck 1835 LM-10 example with bold motifs throughout both sides. Surfaces are perfectly original and layered with pastel aquamarine-gold skin. Bright light inspection reveals residual luster and some cartwheel action on the reverse. The LM-10 rarity is common with the 8 digit being above a low 3 digit. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder. Valentine lists as V-7.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Large Date, Large 5C
EF45 PCGS
38790476
LM-7
Choice $190 Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces, Conservative Grading. A wholesome 1835 LM-7 half dime that I could not resist for inventory. Surfaces are covered with a natural coin gray skin with the reverse being more transparent to the underlying luster. Please check the GFRC images carefully as this piece may have been graded on strike and not wear. I'm struggling with the assigned grade, especially given the bold right facing wing outline and wear points. There is little wear there. A quality coin at a fair price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
Large 5C
MS65 NGC
5776267007
LM-7
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.