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. A pleasing example of this early 'type' with strong detail and nice steel-gray surfaces. Housed in an early PCGS holder. Just 10,230 minted.
Strong detail with lustrous mostly white 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!
Small Date, Small 5c. Well struck with crisp lustrous surfaces and dappled forest-green toning.
CAC. Large Date, Large 5c. Gorgeous frosty cream-white luster with just a touch of toning at the rim. Very well struck with exceptional eye appeal. Very scarce with CAC approval.
Small 5c. Sharply struck with flashy luster. A brilliant core is beautifully framed by delicate gold peripheral toning.