Bust Dimes were made from 1796 to 1837. A Small Eagle reverse was used in 1796 and 1797.
Bust Dimes from 1809 to 1837 had a modified obverse and are known as Capped Bust Dimes.
A wonderful example from the very first year of dime production at the U.S. Mint. Attractive surfaces exhibit an inner core of lavender toning that radiates outward and blends into shaded turquoise that rings the peripheries. The look is clean, the detail is sharp, and strike is even and distinct. A mintage of only 22,135 and very desirable.
16 Stars Reverse. Attractive warm gray surfaces that display nearly enough detail for the next grade. The overdate is very easy to see as the '8' digit is small and raised quite high. The reverse is the same design later used to strike the 1807 quarter eagle. Housed in an old 'green label' holder.
5 Berries. Significantly scarcer than the '4 Berries' variety. PCGS has graded fewer than 100 coins in all grades. This is a pleasing two-toned gray example with solid detail and problem-free surfaces.
The first coin in the Capped Bust Dime series and a better date with a mintage of 51,065. This attractive two-toned gray example has nearly XF detail and strong eye appeal.
Large Date. JR-1. Very attractive light steel-gray surfaces. The strike is solid and the eye appeal is strong.
Small Date. Crisp silver-white luster and a great strike. The Small Date is several times rarer than the Large Date variety.
Steel gray surfaces and solid detail. A desirable better date with a mintage of just 100,000 coins.
CAC. Small E's. Outstanding for the grade with strong detail and pretty, original surfaces.
Steel gray surfaces and solid detail.