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Coins Certified as of 8/31

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

Number of Required Coins : 14

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 69.000

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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 Tom Bender Click to Contact Owner 100.00%66.74 67.95 67.95
2 Simpson Click to view Set Images 100.00%66.68
Retired on 1/19/2016
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 67.737
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 67.737
67.74
67.74
3 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
66.58
66.58
4 Coin Nerd Delta Tau Chi Click to view Set Images 100.00%65.58 65.63 65.63
5 Greg Schwartz 100.00%64.74 64.74 64.74
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Tom Bender Click to Contact Owner 100.00%66.74 67.95 67.95
2 Coin Nerd Delta Tau Chi Click to view Set Images 100.00%65.58 65.63 65.63
3 Greg Schwartz 100.00%64.74 64.74 64.74
4 John Michael Click to view Set Images 100.00%53.00 53.00 53.00
5 chugum Click to view Set Images 85.71%63.00 63.00 49.74
6 Half dime too knowledge Click to Contact Owner 85.71%62.00 62.00 45.68
7 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 100.00%44.84 44.84 44.84
8 Old Chelsea Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%44.47 44.47 44.47
9 Pelican State Click to view Set Images 85.71%47.75 47.75 40.21
10 wchormicle 78.57%38.08 38.08 26.05
11 gpeters Click to view Set Images 50.00%63.71 63.71 23.47
12 Toned Half Dime Set Click to view Set Images 35.71%53.60 53.60 14.11
13 FABG 42.86%42.17 42.17 13.32
14 The R.S. Gore Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 28.57%60.25 60.25 12.68
15 South County Collection Click to Contact Owner 50.00%25.63 25.63 10.79
16 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 28.57%31.75 31.75 06.68
17 Los Altos capped bust half-dime Click to Contact Owner 28.57%27.50 27.50 05.79
18 Dakota 14.29%35.00 35.00 03.68
19 Brown'sFamily Click to Contact Owner 21.43%8.00 8.00 01.26