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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 21 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on September 20, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1807 1807
UNC Details NGC
4208624003
JR-1
Market Acceptable $4500 Excellent Type Coin, Orange, Rose-Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Ancient Obverse Clean, Now Retoned, Saco River Collection . Last year of Draped Bust design usage for the 10 cent denominationn with a mintage of 165,000. A no question uncirculated JR-1 example with lovely rose-gold patina on both sides. Strike is quite impressive with fully defined hair curls and nicely rounded stars along with crisp reverse devices. Under a bright light, cartwheel luster is uninterrupted on the reverse and on the left side of the obverse. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with an UNC Details, Obverse Cleaned designation on the label. I agree with the NGC assessment. The right obverse field, for whatever reason, was ever so lightly cleaned with faint hairlines seeen under a light source during 10x loupe viewing. This regiona has retoned a copper gold as compared to rose gold for the balance fo the surfaces. Again, during bright light viewing, the impacted area is darker and lack luster but the coloring does blend in nicely. Let's consider how to fairly price this example given the minor imperfection. An original MS62 piece will bring between $6300 to $7500 at auction based on CoinFacts records. This example is priced at $4500 and a substantial discount for the minor obverse issue. A perfect type coin for someone on a budget. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection that deserved special consideration.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1809 1809
F15 PCGS
85179460
JR-1
Original $1850 Original, Even Gun Metal Gray, Scarce Date, Conservative Grading, Union Bridge Collection. Mintage is a limited 51,065 for the first year of open collar Capped Bust dime production. Surfaces are naturally toned with original gun metal gray patina that is typical for the time period and attractive. PCGS grading is conservative as Liberty's hair curls are crisp while the reverse offers eagle feathers that retain substantial details. There are a few blemishes consistent with the grade level including a faint line at the lower bust that is well hidden. An important offering from the Union Bridge Collection that was freshly graded at the 2017 Denver ANA.
Capped Bust  1814 1814
STATESOF
VG8
PCGS
81785787
JR-5
Choice $625 STATESOF, Choice Original, Gray Field, Circulated Cameo Appearance, Accurately Graded. A lovely example of the popular 1814 JR-5 STATESOF die variety with old time gray-rose patina and circulated cameo eye appeal. Gray-rose centers are also nicely framed by ebony surrounding stars and legend. It would be difficult to imagine a nice example at the VG08 grade level. Obverse has two ancient horizontal lines that are toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion for the attractive 1814 dime.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Small O
EF40
PCGS
27856689
JR-7
Choice $695 Small 0, Choice Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, A Pleasing Example. Adding quality Capped Bust dimes to inventory remains challenging. When this well preserved 1820 JR-7 dime was offered to GFRC at the Philadelphia ANA show, it was immediately added to inventory. I love the well preserved surfaces and natural gray patina that offers subtle gold hues under a light source. Residual mint frost is seen around the date punch and reverse olive branch. Strike is typical for the JR-7 die pairing. The ebony lines are toning. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A quality open collar Capped Bust dime offering from the selective collector.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
Small Date
AU50 PCGS
21552987
JR-8
Original $1050 Attractive Light Rose/Gold, Old Album Toning, Better Date, Woodlands Collection. A lovely Small Date example with light old album rose and blue patina covering lustrous surfaces. This piece was mostly likely dipped a long time ago and then placed in paper album where it acquired light uniform rose coloring along with deep blue arc at the date and reverse denomination. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemished while the strike is typical. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust  1823/2 1823/2
Large Es
F15 raw
JR-3
Original $185 Large Es Variety, Original Ebony Gray, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Few Marks at Grade Level. A solid and no question original 1823 Capped Bust dime for a Dansco or Whitman album set. Fields are toned an even ebony gray and provides nice background contrast to the lighter main devices. Accurately graded. The JR-3 Large Es die variety that is R2 rating. A solid mid circulated early dime to consider.
Capped Bust  1825 1825
F12 raw
JR-1
Original $140 Better Variety, Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Honest Wear. JR-1, R4. Original gray patina covers worn surfaces. Strike is uniform throughout obverse and reverse. There are two tiny field blemishes that hold this piece back from a Choice quality rating. Overall a nice original example worth considering.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
AU55
PCGS
83629863
JR-13
Choice $925 Scarce Die Variety, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. 1827 brought the last year of open collar Capped Bust dime production. 1827 mintage exceeded one million with 13 different die pairng from nine obverses and ten reverse dies. The JR-13 die pairing results from single usage of obverse and reverse die. Example can be located in the lower circulated grades but finding quality AU and mintage specimens will take patience. GFRC is pleased to be offering this CAC approval example that is accurately graded at the AU55 grade level. Obverse is nicely detailed with satiny cartwheel luster that swirls across peripheral sky blues and rose gray center. Reverse is toned a uniform copper gold with a blue arc at the extreme rims. Strike is consistent with that stated in the Davis, Logan, McCloskey reference; obverse is well struck while the reverse will have weak denticles over STATES OF. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
VF30 PCGS
26284495

Original $135 Crusty Original Olive-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Weak Center Strike.. A strictly original 1831 JR-1 Capped Bust dime with crusty olive-gray patina. Strike is weak on the obverse center and similar on the reverse. Accurately graded and so original. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
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
VF25 raw
JR-6
Original $100 Better Die Variety, Original Surfaces, Gray with Ebony Highlights, Conservatively Graded. A decent JR-6 example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is toned an even gray with ebony shades surrounding the stars and date. Reverse is more lightly toned. Well struck.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
Last 3 High
EF40 raw
JR-5
Original $210 Last 3 High, Crusty Original Gray, Fully Struck, Fairly Priced. Crusty original gray-ebony surfaces are the lighlight of this 1833 JR-5 dime. This Last 3 High die variety example is well struck with boldy defined hair curls and eagle feathers. Faint verdigris is seen on the reverse surrounding the legend otherwise this example is blemish free. Accurately graded and fairly priced. This piece is guaranteed to grade at any TPG as so original.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Large 4
AU53 raw
JR-5
Original New Price
$165
Original Gun Metal Blue Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Graffiti, Gansu Collection . Talk about a strictly original 1834 Capped Bust dime with attractive toning and pleasing bright light performance. This 1834 JR-1 dime is perfect for a Dansco or Whitman album collection as a value acquisition. In hand, this example offers superior eye appeal with transparent gun metal blue tining. It is also accurately graded. However, under a 10x loop inspection, an "A" has been scratched in the obverse below Liberty's chin. This AU53 example is not perfect but priced accordingly. From the Gansu Collection which was personally assembed by Gerry Fortin for a Chinese collector the 2011-2013 timeframe.
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  1834 1834
Large 4
AU50 PCGS
32764451
JR-5
Choice $485 Choice Original, Light Gray-Olive Patina, Well Struck for Variety, Accurately Graded, Linden Collection. Ex. Gorman. Strong JR-5 Large 4 example with choice original surfaces. Attractive light gray-olive patina is nicely distributed across obverse with light shades at the periphery. Reverse has similar coloring except for dark blue at the lower reverse. Obverse strike is well executed with all stars in high relief while reverse has center weakness typical for the variety. A careful 10x loupe inspection reviews an ancient toned over line above the eagles head that is not distracting. A well balance example worth considering. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with Gorman and Large 4 shown on the label. From the Linden Collection, a new consignor making his debut at GFRC.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU53 NGC
2706007021
JR-5
Original $425 Perfectly Original Gray, Crusty Olive Rims, Uniform Strike. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Full description shortly.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU50 PCGS
36240338
JR-9
Choice $435 New September 20! Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Bold Strike, Conservatively Graded. Strictly original 1835 JR-9 example with delicate obverse devices. Obverse center is covered with gray patina that transitions to mostly gold at the periphery. Bright light viewing exposes underlying frosty surfaces and resulting luster. More transparent light gold-gray toning is seen on the reverse with considerable luster being apparent. There are no blemishes to note after careful 10x loupe inspection. Strike is well executed and uniform with high relief stars. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. New grading appears to be conservative at designated AU50.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
EF45 PCGS
24064665
JR-1
Choice $325 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  1835 1835
VF35
PCGS
27925639
JR-3
Choice $285 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina. A slightly better 1835 variety that offers choice surfaces and is strictly original. Obverse toning is a combination of base medium gray on main devices and fields coupled with some ebony coloring by the date and left bust. Wear points are toned gray/gold. The reverse is toned gun metal gray/blue with the blues becoming dominate under bright light. This piece is entirely blemish free and choice. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
F15 raw
JR-9
Original $70 New November 30! Original, Even Gray, Conservative Grading. Strictly original surfaces covered with crusty gun metal gray/blue patina. Several tiny blemishes above the date otherwise mark free.