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U.S. Half Dimes (1792-1873)

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U.S. Half Dimes (1792-1873)

1800 Bust Half Dime Choice XF+ Nice Strike
1800 Bust Half Dime Choice XF+ Nice Strike
SKU: H10C496

This 1800 Bust Half Dime has great eye appeal with a nice strike and nice color and surfaces. This is a first year of issue with the Heraldic Eagle on the reverse. Grade: Choice XF+

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$5,175.00 $5,325.00

1821 Bust Quarter Nice F Details Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike
1821 Bust Quarter Nice F Details Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike
SKU: QE2394

This 1821 Bust Quarter has nice eye appeal and nice strike. The coin has been very lightly cleaned in the past. Few very light scratches. Grade: Nice F Details

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$157.00 $161.00

1832 Bust Half Dime
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$84.00 $86.00

1832 Bust Half Dime
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$115.00 $118.00

1832 Bust Half Dime
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$105.00 $108.00

1834 Bust Half Dime
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$120.00 $124.00

1834 Half Dime Nice BU Details Bright White Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike
1834 Half Dime Nice BU Details Bright White Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike
SKU: H10C1714

This 1834 Half Dime has nice eye appeal with nice luster and nice strike. The coin has been very lightly cleaned in the past. Bright white. Grade: Nice BU Details

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$276.00 $284.00

1835 Bust Half Dime
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$73.00 $75.00

1837 Seated Liberty Half Dime - No Stars
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$32.00 $33.00

1837 Seated Liberty Half Dime Large Date Choice AU+ Superb Eye Appeal
1837 Seated Liberty Half Dime Large Date Choice AU+ Superb Eye Appeal
SKU: H10C1638

This original 1837 Seated Liberty Half Dime 'Large Date' has superb eye appeal with nice luster and strong strike. Nearly perfect color and surfaces. Grade: Choice AU+

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$396.00 $407.00

1838-P Seated Liberty Half Dime No Drapery Small Stars Nice BU Nice Eye Appeal
1838-P Seated Liberty Half Dime No Drapery Small Stars Nice BU Nice Eye Appeal
SKU: H10C1577

This 1838 Seated Liberty Half Dime No Drapery Small Stars has nice eye appeal with nice luster and nice strike. Great color and surfaces. Grade: Nice BU

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$469.00 $482.00

1840-P Seated Liberty Half Dime Choice AU  Superb Eye Appeal  Nice Luster
1840-P Seated Liberty Half Dime Choice AU Superb Eye Appeal Nice Luster
SKU: H10C1064

This wonderfully original 1840-P Seated Liberty Half Dime has superb eye appeal with nice luster and nice strike. The coin has outrageous color and surfaces. Grade: Choice AU

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$185.00 $190.00

1840-P Seated Liberty Half Dime No Drapery NGC MS65 Nice Eye Appeal
1840-P Seated Liberty Half Dime No Drapery NGC MS65 Nice Eye Appeal
SKU: PSB26840

This wonderfully original 1840-P Seated Liberty Half Dime No Drapery has nice eye appeal with nice luster and strong strike. Dark but gorgeous. Looks better than 65 to me. Certified: NGC MS65

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$1,365.00 $1,405.00

1841-P Seated Liberty Half Dime NGC MS65 Fantastic Luster Nice Strike
1841-P Seated Liberty Half Dime NGC MS65 Fantastic Luster Nice Strike
SKU: PSB18539

This wonderfully original 1841-P Seated Liberty Half Dime has superb eye appeal with fantastic luster and nice strike. Awesome color and surfaces. Certified: NGC MS65

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$940.00 $960.00

1841-O Seated Liberty Half Dime
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$53.00 $54.00

1841-O Seated Liberty Half Dime
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$53.00 $54.00

1841-O Seated Liberty Half Dime
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$63.00 $65.00

1841-O Seated Liberty Half Dime
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$32.00 $33.00

1841-O Seated Liberty Half Dime
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$79.00 $81.00

1841-O Seated Liberty Half Dime
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$53.00 $54.00


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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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