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.
LM-1. 15,600 minted. Apparently this date saw heavy circulation with most of the few survivors having significant problems and thus are not candidates for encapsulation. This example has the right detail for the grade with attractive silver-gray surfaces.
Extremely well struck with vibrant mint luster and no significant marks.
Blast white luster and a great strike with minimal marks. Super flashy and perfect for a high quality type set.
Beautiful gray-green and light iridescent gold toning with no significant marks and a remarkable strike. A fabulous coin that is premium quality for the grade.
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.
Large 5. LM-6. Very well struck with a brilliant core and attractive delicate peripheral toning. A beautiful early Half Dime with excellent eye appeal and no significant marks!
Large 5c. Frosty silver-gray luster and bold detail.
CAC. This high-end Choice BU Bust Half Dime is extremely lustrous and well struck with interesting die clashing on both sides. The surfaces have a delicate champagne-gold hue and the eye appeal is superb!