Capped Bust Half Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1829-1837) All-Time Finest List

Number of
Required Items
14
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.868
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 User
1 Simpson 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 100.00% 66.68 R 67.74 67.74
2 Tom Bender 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 66.74 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% 65.71 65.76 65.76
5 The Early American Silver Set of Major Varieties of Capped Bust Half Dimes 100.00% 65.61 65.71 65.71
6 Gregulator 2004 2005 2006 100.00% 64.74 64.74 64.74
7 D. L. Hansen Capped Bust Half Dimes Set 100.00% 64.18 64.24 64.24
D.
8 KDM 100.00% 62.84 R 62.84 62.84
KDM
9 Life After Cattle 100.00% 62.66 62.66 62.66
10 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 61.45 R 61.45 61.45
11 D. L. Hansen Capped Bust Half Dimes (2nd Set) 100.00% 61.03 61.03 61.03
D.
12 postal-americana 100.00% 58.00 58.00 58.00
13 chugum 92.86% 62.88 62.88 56.26
14 Rogue River Collection 100.00% 55.21 R 55.21 55.21
15 KDM 92.86% 62.44 62.44 52.58
KDM
16 lostmountainman 100.00% 50.89 50.89 50.89
17 Garrett Collection 92.86% 59.44 R 59.44 50.05
18 Half dime too knowledge 85.71% 62.00 62.00 45.68
19 Old Chelsea Collection 100.00% 45.00 45.00 45.00
20 Caldwell 100.00% 42.37 42.37 42.37
21 The DS Collection 78.57% 56.54 56.54 38.68
22 gpeters 64.29% 63.45 63.45 36.74
23 Pelican State 71.43% 45.64 45.64 33.63
24 Numerius Negidius 64.29% 48.09 48.09 27.84
25 wchormicle 78.57% 38.08 38.08 26.05
26 LDRC Capped Bust H10C by Alzvette 64.29% 47.40 47.40 24.95
27 Toxikon 42.86% 62.14 62.14 22.89
28 Dimeman 42.86% 44.44 44.44 21.05
29 Fernando Baez Guerrero 57.14% 46.00 46.00 19.37
30 The R.S. Gore Collection 28.57% 60.25 60.25 12.68
31 GW Capped Bust Half Dime 28.57% 55.25 55.25 11.63
32 South County Collection 50.00% 25.63 25.63 10.79
33 Brown'sFamily 35.71% 40.60 40.60 10.68
34 LA capped bust half-dime 28.57% 27.50 27.50 05.79