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U.S. Half Dimes (1792-1873)

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U.S. Half Dimes (1792-1873)

1829 Bust Half Dime
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$84.00 $86.00

1831 Bust Half Dime
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$115.00 $118.00

1831 Bust Half Dime
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$25.00 $26.00

1831 Bust Half Dime Choice AU/BU Superb Eye Appeal Strong Strike
1831 Bust Half Dime Choice AU/BU Superb Eye Appeal Strong Strike
SKU: H10C2002

This wonderfully original 1831 Bust Half Dime has superb eye appeal and strong strike. Outstanding color and surfaces. Grade: Choice AU/BU

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$344.00 $354.00

1831 Half Dime Choice AU/BU Superb Eye Appeal Nice Luster Strong Strike
1831 Half Dime Choice AU/BU Superb Eye Appeal Nice Luster Strong Strike
SKU: H10C1979

This wonderfully original 1831 Half Dime has superb eye appeal with nice luster and strong strike. Nearly perfect color and surfaces. Just a hint of rub. Grade: Choice AU/BU

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$313.00 $322.00

1832 Bust Half Dime
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$105.00 $108.00

1832 Bust Half Dime - Bent
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$53.00 $54.00

1832 Bust Half Dime Nice BU+ Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Strong Strike
1832 Bust Half Dime Nice BU+ Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Strong Strike
SKU: H10C1880

This wonderfully original 1832 Bust Half Dime has nice eye appeal with nice luster and strong strike. Reverse is gorgeous. Obverse toning slightly mottled. Grade: Nice BU+

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$354.00 $364.00

1834 Bust Half Dime
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$94.00 $97.00

1835 Bust Half Dime
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$84.00 $86.00

1835 Bust Half Dime
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$73.00 $75.00

1835 Bust Half Dime
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$75.00 $78.00

1835 Bust Half Dime
1835 Bust Half Dime
SKU: BBH10C2017

This 1835 Bust Half Dime has with and .

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$105.00 $108.00

1836 Bust Half Dime
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$89.00 $91.00

1836 Bust Half Dime
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$79.00 $81.00

1837 Bust Half Dime
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$68.00 $70.00

1837 Bust Half Dime
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$105.00 $108.00

1837 Half Dime
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$79.00 $81.00

1840-O Half Dime - No Drapery
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$84.00 $86.00

1840-O Seated Liberty Half Dime - No Drapery
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$125.00 $129.00


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Learn More About U.S. Half Dimes (1792-1873)

 

Although the U.S. half dime was produced as a five-cent coin as early as 1792, it was not referred to as a “nickel” at the time because these early U.S. coins were made from silver. It wasn’t until 1866 when the Shield Nickel, the first five-cent coin to be struck from nickel alloy, was referred to as such. In 1792 a very small number of prototypes of the half dime, also known as a half disme, were produced while George Washington was the president. The obverse of these early half dimes features the head of Lady Liberty facing left with the motto “LIB. PAR. OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY” encircling the border, with the date below. These extremely rare half dimes, now an American silver coin collector’s prize, were replaced with a regular issue of the Flowing Hair type design in 1794. Additional designs of the half dime were minted through 1873. 


Designs:

  •  Flowing Hair Half Dime (1794-1795)
  •  Draped Bust, Small Eagle Half Dime (1796-1797)
  •  Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Half Dime (1800-1805)
  •  Capped Bust Half Dime (1829-1837)
  •  Liberty Seated Half Dime (1837-1873)

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