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.
15 Stars. 44,527 coins minted with varieties showing 13, 16 and 15 stars on the obverse. This example is well detailed with pleasing gunmetal-gray surfaces.
CAC. LM-3. LIBEKTY variety. A beautiful two-toned gem for the grade. The design elements are dove-gray while the fields are a pleasing charcoal-gray.
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.
CAC. Well struck with rich creamy luster and just a touch of toning. A great choice for an advanced type set.
Well detailed with light silver-gray surfaces and a trace of mint luster remaining.
Well detailed with lustrous surfaces.
Extremely well struck with light golden-tan lustrous surfaces.
Sharp detail with brilliant mint luster.
Blast white luster and a great strike with minimal marks. 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.
Large Date, Large 5C. Rich frosty luster blended with a delicate silver golden hue. Sharply struck. An excellent example of this scarce early type.
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. Sharp strike and lustrous with light russet toning. Very high quality!
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!