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

Number of
Required Items
14
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.816
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 2020 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 The Early American Silver Set of Major Varieties of Capped Bust Half Dimes 100.00% 65.79 65.89 65.89
5 Coin Nerd Delta Tau Chi 100.00% 65.71 65.76 65.76

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Tom Bender 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 66.74 67.68 67.68
2 The Early American Silver Set of Major Varieties of Capped Bust Half Dimes 100.00% 65.79 65.89 65.89
3 Coin Nerd Delta Tau Chi 100.00% 65.71 65.76 65.76
4 Gregulator 2004 2005 2006 100.00% 64.74 64.74 64.74
5 D. L. Hansen Capped Bust Half Dimes Set 100.00% 64.26 64.32 64.32
DLH
6 Life After Cattle 100.00% 62.74 62.74 62.74
7 D. L. Hansen Capped Bust Half Dimes (2nd Set) 100.00% 61.16 61.16 61.16
DLH
8 postal-americana 100.00% 58.00 58.00 58.00
9 chugum 92.86% 62.88 62.88 56.26
10 KDM 92.86% 62.44 62.44 52.58
KDM
11 lostmountainman 100.00% 51.58 51.58 51.58
12 Half dime too knowledge 85.71% 62.00 62.00 45.68
13 Old Chelsea Collection 100.00% 45.00 45.00 45.00
14 Caldwell 100.00% 43.74 43.74 43.74
15 gpeters 64.29% 63.45 63.45 36.74
16 Pelican State 71.43% 45.64 45.64 33.63
17 Dimeman 78.57% 44.29 44.29 32.63
18 Numerius Negidius 78.57% 47.46 47.46 32.47
19 The DS Collection 71.43% 55.18 55.18 31.95
20 wchormicle 78.57% 40.38 40.38 27.63

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