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.
Deep gun-metal patina and incredible detail on this popular first year Flowing Hair Half Dime.
Here's a thrilling example of America's first Half Dime type. The surfaces are completely original and show intense luster. While there is some softness on the reverse, the strike is even and better than most of this type. Additionally, this variety shows a delicate die break that nearly bisects the obverse. An exciting coin that will greatly enhance the desirability of any collection!
CAC approved. LM-3, LIBEKTY. Evenly struck and well detailed for the grade with beautiful light charcoal-gray surfaces. This is easily the most perfect mid-grade early half dime we've ever handled!
An incredible needle-sharp strike with flashy blast white luster and semi proof-like surfaces. Virtually mark-free and truly on the brink of perfection.
Beautiful russet and light iridescent toning with no significant marks and a remarkable strike. A fabulous coin that is premium quality for the grade.