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. Pleasing light silver-gray surfaces with strong and even detail.
16 Stars. Solid detail with pleasing light silver-gray surfaces. 44,527 minted with obverse varieties showing 13, 15, or 16 stars.
Vibrant mint luster and a needle-sharp strike with light mainly peripheral toning.
CAC. Flashy white luster and a sharp strike with great eye appeal.
Sharp detail and lustrous with original, attractively toned surfaces.
Sharply struck with a white core and a sprinkle of toning. Neat die clash marks on the obverse.
Very flashy with a white core and a sprinkle of turquoise and salmon. The strike is very sharp and the eye appeal is excellent!
Sharp detail with attractively toned surfaces.
Sharp detail and lustrous with a pleasing silver-white patina.
CAC. Well struck with crisp mint luster and mark-free surfaces. The core is champagne-white with rich turquoise toning at the obverse border and subtle orange, lavender, and gold at the reverse rim.
Small Date, Small 5c. Well struck with crisp lustrous surfaces and dappled forest-green toning.
Small 5c. Sharply struck with flashy luster. A brilliant core is beautifully framed by delicate gold peripheral toning.