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

Number of
Required Items
14
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.921
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 2017 2018 100.00% 66.74 67.74 67.74
2 Simpson 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 100.00% 66.68 R 67.68 67.68
3 The Law Collection of Capped Bust Half Dimes 2007 2008 2009 100.00% 66.21 R 66.53 66.53
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 2017 2018 100.00% 66.74 67.74 67.74
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 The Early American Silver Set of Major Varieties of Capped Bust Half Dimes 100.00% 64.58 64.68 64.68
5 D. L. Hansen Capped Bust Half Dimes Set 100.00% 64.03 64.03 64.03
6 D. L. Hansen Capped Bust Half Dimes (2nd Set) 100.00% 60.95 60.95 60.95
7 postal-americana 100.00% 58.00 58.00 58.00
8 chugum 92.86% 62.88 62.88 56.26
9 KDM 92.86% 62.44 62.44 52.58
10 lostmountainman 100.00% 50.89 50.89 50.89
11 Half dime too knowledge 85.71% 62.00 62.00 45.68
12 Old Chelsea Collection 100.00% 45.00 45.00 45.00
13 Caldwell 100.00% 37.84 37.84 37.84
14 Pelican State 71.43% 45.64 45.64 33.63
15 The DS Collection 71.43% 54.09 54.09 31.32
16 gpeters 57.14% 63.78 63.78 30.21
17 wchormicle 78.57% 38.08 38.08 26.05
18 LDRC Capped Bust H10C by Alzvette 64.29% 47.40 47.40 24.95
19 Toxikon 42.86% 62.14 62.14 22.89
20 Dimeman 42.86% 44.44 44.44 21.05

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