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Coins Certified as of 9/2

Capped Bust Half Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1829-1837)

Number of Required Coins : 14

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 68.921

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Coinage of half dimes was resumed in July 1829 after a 24-year hiatus. The then-current Capped Bust design by William Kneass (after an earlier design by John Reich) was adopted. Issued for only nine years, this series is a bit unusual in that there are no real "better dates." There are however, several varieties that are a bit scarcer than the average date. The last dates (1835-37) each have both a Large 5C and Small 5C variety, and the 1835 comes with both a large and small date. None of these varieties are particularly rare and while the 1837 Small 5C is a bit better, it remains quite affordable.
All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Simpson Click to view Set Images 100.00%66.68 67.95 67.95
2 The Law Collection of Capped Bust Half Dimes 100.00%66.21
Retired on 11/30/2009
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 66.211
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.211
66.74
66.74
3 Greg Schwartz 100.00%64.74 64.89 64.89
4 KDM Click to view Set Images 100.00%62.84
Retired on 8/25/2013
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 62.842
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 62.842
62.84
62.84
5 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 100.00%61.42
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 61.421
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 61.421
61.42
61.42
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Simpson Click to view Set Images 100.00%66.68 67.95 67.95
2 Greg Schwartz 100.00%64.74 64.89 64.89
3 chugum Click to view Set Images 85.71%63.00 63.00 49.74
4 Half dime too knowledge Click to Contact Owner 85.71%62.00 62.00 45.68
5 Old Chelsea Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%44.47 44.47 44.47
6 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 100.00%44.32 44.32 44.32
7 Pelican State Click to view Set Images 85.71%47.75 47.75 40.21
8 wchormicle 78.57%38.08 38.08 26.05
9 gpeters Click to view Set Images 50.00%63.71 63.71 23.47
10 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 64.29%33.11 33.11 15.68
11 FABG 42.86%42.17 42.17 13.32
12 The R.S. Gore Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 28.57%60.25 60.25 12.68
13 South County Collection Click to Contact Owner 50.00%25.63 25.63 10.79
14 Toned Half Dime Set Click to view Set Images 21.43%53.33 53.33 08.42
15 Los Altos capped bust half-dime Click to Contact Owner 28.57%27.50 27.50 05.79
16 Dakota 14.29%35.00 35.00 03.68
17 Brown'sFamily Click to Contact Owner 21.43%8.00 8.00 01.26
18 Neibaur Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 7.14%8.00 8.00 00.42