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.
Bold detail with attractive steel-gray surfaces. From the first year that silver coins were struck for circulation at the U.S. Mint. Just 7,756 minted.
A pleasing example of this scarce early half-dime with solid detail and light silver-gray surfaces.
CAC. Sharply struck with a rich silver-gray patina that is flashy and wonderfully original.
CAC. Well struck and lustrous with iridescent rainbow toning.
Well struck with flashy mint luster and light champagne-gold toning.
Sharply struck with a white core and a sprinkle of toning. Neat die clash marks on the obverse.
A wonderful early half dime with flashy white mint luster and a sharp, even strike. Super quality!
Small Date, Small 5c. Well struck with crisp lustrous surfaces and dappled forest-green toning.
CAC. Small Date, Small 5c. Rich cream-white luster and a very sharp strike. Outstanding eye appeal and premium quality for the grade!
Small 5c. Sharply struck with flashy luster. A brilliant core is beautifully framed by delicate gold peripheral toning.