There are several different types of Bust Half Dimes made from 1794 to 1837. Flowing Hair Half Dimes were the first type and were made from 1794 to 1795. They were followed by Draped Bust Half Dimes from 1796 to 1805.
The 1796 and 1797 dated coins had a small eagle reverse. Bust Half Dime coinage then took a three year break and started up again in 1800 with a Heraldic Eagle reverse till 1805.
Another break and then the emergence of the Capped Bust type from 1829 to 1837. All Bust Half Dimes were struck at the mint in Philadelphia.
LIKERTY variety. LM-1. Well detailed silver-gray surfaces with evident luster and a solid strike. A popular variety that is the result of a broken 'B' not a spelling error.
16 Stars. Solid detail with pleasing light silver-gray surfaces. 44,527 minted with obverse varieties showing 13, 15, or 16 stars.
CAC. Flashy white surfaces with just the faintest 'rub'. Well struck and excellent eye appeal.
Beautiful blast white surfaces and a sharp strike.
A wonderful early half dime with flashy white mint luster and a sharp, even strike. Super quality!