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 User
1 Simpson 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 100.00% 66.68 R 67.74 67.74
2 The Early American Silver Set of Major Varieties of Capped Bust Half Dimes 100.00% 66.66 67.39 67.39
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% 65.89 66.11 66.11
5 D. L. Hansen Capped Bust Half Dimes Set 100.00% 65.79 65.95 65.95
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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 The Early American Silver Set of Major Varieties of Capped Bust Half Dimes 100.00% 66.66 67.39 67.39
2 Coin Nerd Delta Tau Chi 100.00% 65.89 66.11 66.11
3 D. L. Hansen Capped Bust Half Dimes Set 100.00% 65.79 65.95 65.95
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4 Gregulator 2004 2005 2006 100.00% 64.74 64.74 64.74
5 Life After Cattle 100.00% 63.76 63.76 63.76
6 D. L. Hansen Capped Bust Half Dimes (2nd Set) 100.00% 62.84 62.84 62.84
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7 Bikergeek CBHDs with Major Varieties 100.00% 62.34 62.34 62.34
8 postal-americana 100.00% 58.00 58.00 58.00
9 chugum 92.86% 62.88 62.88 56.26
10 camera28 100.00% 54.95 54.95 54.95
11 lostmountainman 100.00% 52.11 52.11 52.11
12 Half Dime CUD Guy 92.86% 60.75 60.75 51.16
13 Bill's CB H10C Varieties 92.86% 57.00 57.00 48.00
14 Half dime too knowledge 85.71% 62.00 62.00 45.68
15 Old Chelsea Collection 100.00% 45.00 45.00 45.00
16 Dimeman's Bust Half Dimes 100.00% 44.74 44.74 44.74
17 Caldwell 100.00% 43.74 43.74 43.74
18 DL Hansen Collection (3rd Set) 71.43% 64.77 64.77 37.50
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19 Toxikon 57.14% 60.41 60.41 34.97
20 Pelican State 71.43% 45.64 45.64 33.63

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