Capped Bust Dimes

Capped Bust, Large Diameter (1809-1828)

The first few years of the 19th century saw tremendous expansion for the fledgling United States. The Louisiana Purchase added 828,000 square miles to the nation, effectively doubling its size. Shortly after that the exploratory expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark proved the feasibility of an overland route to the Far West, encouraging western settlement and commerce. The country was expanding in population, also. The new democracy attracted thousands of immigrants from all over Europe, many of whom were fleeing the Napoleonic Wars.

It was March of 1807 before the fourth Mint Director, Robert-Patterson, finally hired the German born John Reich as second engraver. Born in Fuerth, Bavaria in 1768, this talented die cutter arrived in America as an indentured laborer and settled in Philadelphia about 1800. Reich sought employment at the Mint in 1801. Though he was unable to secure a permanent pos.... (Expand Text)

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1809 CAPPED BUST 10C, LARGE DENTILS MS64

WHITE AND LUSTROUS. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE.
$13,500.00

1814 CAPPED BUST 10C, LARGE DATE MS65

LARGE DATE. GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST 6 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$19,500.00

1814 CAPPED BUST 10C, LARGE DATE MS66

LAGRE DATE. PEARLESCENT SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$32,500.00

1820 CAPPED BUST 10C, SMALL 0 MS67

SMALL O. GEM SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$75,000.00

1821 CAPPED BUST 10C, LARGE DATE MS65

LARGE DATE. RICHLY TONED WITH SUNSET HUES ANNOINTING THE PERIPHERALS. RARITY-3. JUST 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$17,500.00

1821 CAPPED BUST 10C, SMALL DATE, LARGE DENTICLES MS66

SMALL DATE. LOVELY WARM TONING. TIED WITH TWO OTHERS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$26,000.00

1822 CAPPED BUST 10C MS65

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH ELECTRIC BLUE PERIHERAL TONING. ONLY ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$109,500.00

1823/2 CAPPED BUST 10C, LARGE E'S MS65+

LARGE E'S. GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$27,500.00

1823/2 CAPPED BUST 10C, SMALL E'S, LARGE DENTICLES MS65

SMALL E'S. LOVELY BLUISH AMBER PERIPHERAL TONING. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$14,950.00

1825 CAPPED BUST 10C PR67

GEM RICHLY TONED SURFACES. ONLY 10 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$109,500.00

1827 CAPPED BUST 10C MS65

LOVELY SPECIMEN WITH LIGHT RUSSET TONING.
$13,950.00

1827 CAPPED BUST 10C MS65

LOVELY LUSTEROUS SURFACES WITH IRIDESCNT TONING.
$13,950.00

1827 CAPPED BUST 10C MS66

GEM FROSTY WHITE LUSTEROUS SURFACES. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$21,500.00

1829 CAPPED BUST 10C MS65

SMALL 10C. J-7. GEM ROSE/BLUE IRIDESCENT TONING.
$10,500.00

1830/29 CAPPED BUST 10C MS66

GEM LUSTEROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT AQUAMARINE IRIDESCENT TONING. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$32,500.00

1835 CAPPED BUST 10C PR65

GEM WHITE LUSTEROUS PROOF WITH CLAIMS TO CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 10 STRUCK.
$38,500.00