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.
13 Stars. PCGS has graded just 34 of these in all grades. Just 8 have graded finer with a single mint state coin which graded MS-63. This is a beautiful and clearly original example with a trace of luster and attractive stone-gray surfaces with a hint of tan, gold and green. The detail is strong and the eye appeal is fantastic!
LIBEKTY variety. Created by a defective punch used for the 'R' of LIBERTY. This is a well detailed example with pleasing light silver-gray surfaces.
Large Date. Large 5C. Very attractive with lustrous silver-white surfaces that exhibit a nearly mark-free look and a solid strike. Only 2 have graded numerically finer at PCGS.
Small Date, Small 5c. Very sharply struck and mark-free with vibrant luster that has a faint golden hue. Super quality!