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

Number of Required Items

14
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

69.000
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)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Tom Bender 2016 100.00% 66.74 67.95 67.95
2 Simpson 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 100.00% 66.68 R 67.74 67.74
3 The Law Collection of Capped Bust Half Dimes 2007 2008 2009 100.00% 66.21 R 66.58 66.58
4 Coin Nerd Delta Tau Chi 100.00% 65.58 65.63 65.63
5 Gregulator 2004 2005 2006 100.00% 64.74 64.74 64.74

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Tom Bender 2016 100.00% 66.74 67.95 67.95
2 Coin Nerd Delta Tau Chi 100.00% 65.58 65.63 65.63
3 Gregulator 2004 2005 2006 100.00% 64.74 64.74 64.74
4 chugum 85.71% 63.00 63.00 49.74
5 lostmountainman 100.00% 47.74 47.74 47.74
6 Half dime too knowledge 85.71% 62.00 62.00 45.68
7 Old Chelsea Collection 100.00% 45.00 45.00 45.00
8 Pelican State 85.71% 47.75 47.75 40.21
9 gpeters 57.14% 63.78 63.78 30.21
10 Caldwell 92.86% 31.63 31.63 26.63
11 wchormicle 78.57% 38.08 38.08 26.05
12 Toned Half Dime Set 35.71% 53.60 53.60 14.11
13 FABG 42.86% 42.17 42.17 13.32
14 The R.S. Gore Collection 28.57% 60.25 60.25 12.68
15 John Michael 14.29% 55.75 55.75 11.74
16 South County Collection 50.00% 25.63 25.63 10.79
17 jaenfield 28.57% 31.75 31.75 06.68
18 Los Altos capped bust half-dime 28.57% 27.50 27.50 05.79
19 Dakota 14.29% 35.00 35.00 03.68
20 Brown'sFamily 21.43% 8.00 8.00 01.26

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