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  Welcome to CBHalfDimes, the home of all things Capped Bust half dime !!!
There are, of course, other factors of the CB half dimes that lend to its collectibility.
Type Set collectors enjoy the fact that the CB half dimes are priced well enough that an extremely eye appealing mint state example can be found for a mere fraction of what the other denominations of the era would cost.
To collect the Capped Bust half dimes via Red Book standards the set jumps from nine (9) coins to an impressive fourteen (14) coins.
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  Dime (United States coin) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A dime is a coin issued by the United States Mint with a denomination of one tenth of a United States dollar, or ten cents.
Dimes are important to the history of coins in that they were the first coins minted as part of the decimal system pioneered by the U.S. monetary system.
All 1796 dimes have 15 stars, while 1797 dimes have either 16 stars (reflecting Tennessee's admission as the 16th state) or 13 stars (for the 13 original states, after the Mint deemed it impractical to continue the practice of adding a new star for each new state).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dime_(U.S._coin)   (1662 words)

 Half dime - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The half dime was a silver coin, valued at five cents, formerly minted in the United States.
These coins were much smaller than dimes, in diameter and thickness, appearing to be "half dimes".
Canada also once used silver coins of five-cent denomination; they were colloquially referred to as "fish scales," due to the fact that they were very thin (the term "half dime" never having been used in Canada), and were produced until Canada also switched to nickel five-cent pieces in 1922.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Half_dime   (341 words)

 U.S. Branch Mints - United States Silver Mint Marks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the coinage of Half Dimes at New Orleans in the latter year was not recorded, though well known, we are the more assured of the authenticity of our '37 O mint pieces which were found in New Orleans, and we consider them excessively rare.
Since the Half Dime was abolished in 1873 the inconvenience of the small piece has resulted in the annual remittance to the Treasury and the Mints of hundreds of dollars worth which street car companies, etc., are glad to have destroyed.
The first Dime of Carson City is that of 1871, with the seated Liberty surrounded by "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," on the obverse, as in the P and S coinage of the same year, and the wreath of wheat, corn, oak, &c., on the reverse.
www.ece.iit.edu /~prh/coins/lib/usbm/ussmm.html   (8348 words)

The first half dimes to be struck in the United States were the famous half dismes of 1792.
The half dime, dime, quarter dollar and half dollar of 1796 all have a Draped Bust obverse which is coupled with the Small Eagle reverse.
The Flowing Hair half dime is a very important coin in that it is one of the first official silver issues produced at the Philadelphia Mint by the United States.
www.tulving.com /05cflowh.html   (1079 words)

 1860-73 HALF DIME SEATED LIBERTY LEGEND OBV   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The subsidiary silver coinage of dimes and half dimes served as the standard against which the millions of other coins in circulation were valued.
Although 15,573,280 Legend half dimes including 10,040 proofs were minted in the thirteen years of its existence, the effects of civil war, bullion melts and use as jewelry ravaged the issues from the 1860s.
Half dimes were heavily used in jewelry during the 1870s and 1880s and were popular as tie tacks, cuff links, buttons and pins.
www.coinsite.com /CoinSite-PF/PParticles/05clegend.htm   (1188 words)

 Numismatic Information
These 1837 No Stars half dimes, in comparison to other issues of the same era, are much more available in uncirculated grades than one might expect.
The 1838-O half dimes saw heavy circulation and are much rarer than the Philadelphia coins of 1837.
Both the half dime and dime design were then changed to conform to the Mint's policy of similar designs on all coins of the same metal.
www.collectorusa.com /library.php?page=other&id=30   (1096 words)

 Half dime   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the 1860s, powerful nickel interests successfully lobbied for the creation of new coins, which would be made of a copper-nickel alloy; production of such coins began in 1865 and were struck in two denominations - three cents and five cents (the latter debuting in 1866).
Canada also once used silver coins of five-cent denomination; they were colloquially referred to as "fishscales," due to the fact that they were very thin, and were produced until that country also switched to copper-nickel five-cent pieces in 1921.
Only a very small number of the silver five-cent coins were minted in the final year, and these coins rank among the rarest in the annals of Canadian numismatics.
www.mcfly.org /wik/Half_dime   (215 words)

 1853-55 HALF DIME SEATED LIBERTY WITH ARROWS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
More than 13 million Arrows half dimes were struck in Philadelphia in 1853, more than half the total output of 25,060,020 for the three years arrows were used.
In 1856, after three years with arrows on either side of the date, the half dime was returned to its pre-1853 design, but with the new reduced weight.
Rather, Arrows half dimes and all silver coins were hoarded during the Civil War simply because the coins had silver in them in any amountthis was how great uncertainty was on the part of the general populace regarding the outcome of the War.
www.coinsite.com /CoinSite-PF/PParticles/05carrow.htm   (1120 words)

 Half Dime 1794 PCGS 64 from Teletrade Coin Auction 2005, lot 1270
Generally it is very difficult to locate a 1794 half dime which is sharply detailed on the hair of Liberty; this coin however exhibits excellent detail.
All of the 7, 756 Flowing Hair half dimes of 1794 all were minted in March of 1795.
The 1794 half dime is a scarce coin in any grade and in mint state it is very rare, though a group of a dozen or so extremely choice uncirculated pieces exist from a hoard found and dispersed around 1880.
www.teletrade.com /coins/lot.asp?auction=2005&lot=1270   (223 words)

 The United States Mint
Quarters and dimes are composed of cupro-nickel clad, with a pure copper core, and an outer layer of a 75 percent copper, 25 percent nickel alloy.
Reeded edges were eventually incorporated into the design of these denominations to deter counterfeiting and fraudulent use of the coins, for example, filing down the edges in an attempt to recover the precious metals.
For example, the 10-cent (dime) and one-cent coins are similar in size; the reeding of the dime makes it easily identifiable by touch.
www.usmint.gov /faqs/circulating_coins/index.cfm?flash=yes   (2885 words)

 Brief Overview of the U.S. History of Coinage
The first coins (silver half dimes) were produced in the months that followed, but not from the Mint building, still under construction - apparently being made at the coin press storage place.
Patterns were also struck for the large cent (J-28), for the half eagle in different metals, and for the eagle in gold and silver.
A pattern in silver was made with the regular obverse die of the 1808 half eagle, and the reverse die of the previous type.
www.harrybassfoundation.org /cnhist.asp   (4200 words)

 The Wonderful World of Coins Journal of Antiques & Collectibles May Issue 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The half dimes and dimes were minted in 1837 without stars around the upper and side edges of the coin.
Stars continued to be used on the half-dime and dime until 1860 when the stars were replaced by the words, “United States of America.” Thus another variety was created.
Arrows were placed at the dates of 1853, 1854, and 1855 coins in the series, and in 1873 and 1874 arrows are to be found again on either side of the date.
www.journalofantiques.com /May02/coinsmay02.htm   (1565 words)

 Mercury Dime
The coin it replaced, the stodgy Barber dime, was rooted in the 19th century, a time when American life was more rigid and formal.
The Barber dime, quarter and half dollar, first produced in 1892, reached the quarter-century mark in 1916, and the Mint wasted no time in replacing all three.
Release of the very first Mercury dimes was delayed until late in the year, as the dies were not yet ready.
www.coinresource.com /guide/photograde/pg_10cMercuryDime.htm   (1166 words)

Satiny lustre with sea green, red and deep orange toning on the obverse with the reverse having a band of red gold around the periphery.
Much scarcer than the large date variety this one is very close to gem quality with the surfaces being amazingly free of marks and displaying a bright and pleasing lustre.
1903 BARBER DIME PCGS PR Mottled cobalt blue, red-gold, and lavender in a beautifully formed patina on the obverse while the reverse is essentialy flashy white.
www.djwcoin.com /dimes.htm   (594 words)

 House of Beadle and Adams Online /Beadle's Half-Dime Library   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In those good old days, dimes were not very plentiful with the average boy, but he could occasionally scrape up five coppers, perhaps earn them by selling old rags or old iron.
That its period of existence was not as long as the Dime Library was entirely owing to its later beginning, for it, as well as the Dime Library, ran until the failure of M. Ivers & Co. put a termination to both series.
At the upper left there is shown the obverse of a half dime with the date 1877, indicating the year the series was begun.
www.niulib.niu.edu /badndp/hdl-a.html   (1149 words)

 1870-S Half Dime
David Bowers noted a "microscopic raised line" on the upper left arm of Miss Liberty, wondering whether this might also appear on some of the Half Dimes issued by the Philadelphia Mint (since they were responsible for creating the dies sent to San Francisco).
According to official Mint records, none were ever struck, despite the fact that six pairs of Half Dime dies were on hand at the San Francisco mint.
The exciting news of the discovery of an 1870-S Half Dime stunned the numismatic world and, following it's exhibition at the 1978 convention of the American Numismatic Association, this previously unappreciated coin sold for $425,000 to Michigan dealer John Abbott.
www.coinfacts.com /half_dimes/seated_liberty_half_dimes/1870s_half_dime.htm   (524 words)

 Coin Page Database - 1943 pictures
The Coin Page - Images you can use
1943 D Mercury Dime Full Bands FB 59550 290x290
1943 D Mercury Dime Full Bands FB 58159 290x290
www.coinpage.com /1943-pictures.html   (53 words)

 The Wonderful World of Coins Journal of Antiques & Collectibles July Issue 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Robert Scot’s Draped Bust Half Dime - minted from 1796 to 1797 - with the skimpy eagle reverse.
Dimes and quarters were added to the draped bust series in 1796.
The capped bust half-dimes were minted from 1829 to 1837, and the capped bust dimes were minted off and on from 1809 to 1828.
www.journalofantiques.com /June02/coinsjun02.htm   (1305 words)

 Byers Numismatic Corp. - U.S. Type Errors (Pre 1900)
The few off-center Seated Half Dimes that I have seen over the years are approximately 5% off-center and very circulated.
The Barber Dime obverse cap is one of 5 known for the series.
This famous Bust Half mint error was from the Logan Collection auctioned during the 2003 ANA in Baltimore.
www.byersnc.com /errorstypepre1900.html   (3853 words)

 Flowing Hair Half Dimes 1794-1795
The Flowing Hair half dimes of 1794-95 were designed by Robert Scot, the chief engraver of the Mint.
In mint state it is very rare, though a group of a dozen or so extremely choice uncirculated pieces exist from a hoard found and dispersed around 1880.
As this is written in 1998, the hobby is awaiting the publication of a completely new variety book by Russell Logan and John McCloskey.
www.oldcoinshop.com /coinhistory/05cs-1794-95.htm   (1096 words)

 The United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change Web site. It's History in Your Pocket! Coin of the Month.
Now, when you look at the dates, you might say, "The dime and half dime had to be first because they have earlier dates." But then you find out that the first Mint building didn't open until 1793!
That's why there was a half dime instead of a nickel: they didn't use nickel to make coins!
OBVERSE/REVERSE: The dime and the smaller half dime both had the same "flowing hair" Lady Liberty, but many people thought the hairstyle was rather wild.
www.usmint.gov /Kids/index.cfm?fileContents=coinnews/cotm/cotm0303.cfm   (292 words)

This is one of the most dramatic and unique major mint errors ever discovered and has been well known in the numismatic community for decades.
It was struck over the obverse of the 1857 Half Dime.
The reverse of the Half Dime is slightly spread out since the most likely scenario was that this Half Dime was placed on top of an Indian Cent blank planchet prior to being struck by the obverse Indian Cent die.
minterrornews.com /features-2-17-04-1859_cent_on_1857_dime.html   (151 words)

 Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls, 1867-1906
Dime novels first appeared on the American literary scene in 1860 with the publication of Beadles Dime Novels No. 1, "Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter," by Ann S. Stephens (1813-1886).
The term dime novels had little reference to the price at which they booklets were sold, but it was aplied especially to any sensational detective or blood-and-thunder novel in pamphlet form.
Subject matter for the stories included the historical frontier of early New York, Ohio and Kentucky, the contemporary frontier of the prairie and of gold mining in the west, sea stories, historical tales of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and of the colonial wars.
speccoll.library.kent.edu /printing/dimenovels.html   (1344 words)

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