Number of Required Coins : 14

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 66.868

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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% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Simpson Click to view Set Images 100.00% 66.68 66.68
2 The Law Collection of Capped Bust Half Dimes 100.00%
Retired on 11/30/2009
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 66.211
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.211
66.21
66.21
3 Greg Schwartz 100.00% 64.74 64.74
4 KDM Click to view Set Images 100.00%
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%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 61.526
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 61.526
61.53
61.53
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Simpson Click to view Set Images 100.00% 66.68 66.68
2 Greg Schwartz 100.00% 64.74 64.74
3 Rogue River Collection 100.00% 55.21 55.21
4 chugum Click to view Set Images 85.71% 63.00 49.74
5 Old Chelsea Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 44.47 44.47
6 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 100.00% 43.26 43.26
7 Pelican State Click to view Set Images 85.71% 47.75 40.21
8 Half dime too knowledge Click to Contact Owner 78.57% 60.33 38.11
9 wchormicle 78.57% 38.08 26.05
10 gpeters Click to view Set Images 50.00% 63.71 23.47
11 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 64.29% 33.11 15.68
12 FABG 42.86% 42.17 13.32
13 The R.S. Gore Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 28.57% 60.25 12.68
14 South County Collection Click to Contact Owner 50.00% 25.63 10.79
15 Toned Half Dime Set Click to view Set Images 21.43% 53.33 08.42
16 Los Altos capped bust half-dime Click to Contact Owner 28.57% 27.50 05.79
17 Dakota 14.29% 35.00 03.68
18 Brown'sFamily Click to Contact Owner 21.43% 8.00 01.26