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Capped Bust Half Dimes - Major Varieties

A set of Capped Bust Half Dimes by major varieties is not easy with 16 coins needed including a single R3. The pursuit of the major varieties collection provides the thrill of the hunt - these little beauties grow on you quite quickly. Almost more difficult than finding a selection of these coins is finding the reference book used to attribute them Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837 by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey published in 1998 by the John Reich Collectors Society. Liberty Seated Collectors would recognize John's name - the current President. Their 293 page book is considered the Bible among collectors and dealers alike. While not in color, it gives a very pleasing picture of every variety obverse and reverse. The book covers early half dimes too, but this is beyond the scope of Capped Bust Half Dimes. The authors describe Emission Order, Remarriage charts and die deterioration and provide a cross reference from Valentine's numbers. Their quick finding chart is very helpful in determining the correct number for any date. Like any good reference on coins, the authors have their own 'code' to describe what they reference within the text of their descriptions. When these terms are used by the collector, they will soon develop their language to describe the coins too.

- John Okerson

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Collection Rating Complete Weighted Grade Last Updated
The Dale Miller Collection 22.1 100% 22.1 0% July 24, 2019
The Blank Collection
Collection Rating Complete Weighted Grade Last Updated
The Tom Bender Collection 58.4 88% 67.6 86% February 11, 2017
The Old Chelsea Collection 47.1 100% 47.1 100% July 16, 2017
The Whiskey Creek Collection 38.9 88% 45.0 7% December 31, 2017
The John Okerson Collection 33.9 100% 33.9 0% December 26, 2016
The KSeholm Collection 33.1 94% 38.3 0% January 29, 2017
The Electric Peak Collection 29.1 56% 64.1 0% January 4, 2017
The Dale Miller Collection 22.1 100% 22.1 0% July 24, 2019
The Terry Hess Collection 5.0 56% 12.1 0% February 12, 2017
The Blank Collection

Rating: The weighted average of all coin grades (i.e. aggregated sum of each coin grade + CAC premium multiplied by its rarity factor divided by the sum of all rarity factors). Missing coins are included and assigned a grade of 0. This metric is the basis for order rank.

Complete: The number of coin entries divided by the total number of coins in the Set.

Weighted Grade: The weighted average of all coin grades (see calculation above), but excluding any missing coins.

%: The ratio of coins certified by CAC (either green or gold sticker). Calculated as the number of CAC coins divided by the total number of entered coins.

Rarity Factor: The rarity assessment for each date/variety uses the Sheldon scale of R1 through R8 with a R1 weight being the most common while an R8 weight being the most difficult to locate. Rarity estimates are by John Okerson.