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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1814 CAPPED BUST 10C, LARGE DATE MS65

LARGE DATE. GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST 6 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,950.00

1814 CAPPED BUST 10C, LARGE DATE, LARGE DENTICLES MS66

LARGE DATE. JUST THREE GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$21,500.00

1820 CAPPED BUST 10C, SMALL 0 MS67

SMALL O. JUST 1 MS67+ GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$69,500.00

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

SMALL DATE. LOVELY WARM TONING. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$24,950.00

1822 CAPPED BUST 10C MS66

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH ELECTRIC BLUE PERIHERAL TONING. HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$109,500.00

1823/2 CAPPED BUST 10C, LARGE E'S, LARGE DENTICLES MS66

LARGE E'S. A SATIN GEM. JUST ONE MS66+ COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$23,950.00

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

SMALL E'S. LOVELY BLUISH AMBER PERIPHERAL TONING. JUST 3 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$15,950.00

1827 CAPPED BUST 10C MS65

LOVELY SPECIMEN WITH LIGHT RUSSET TONING.
$14,950.00

1827 CAPPED BUST 10C MS65

LOVELY LIGHT AMBER/SEA BLUE IRIDESCENT TONING WITH SATIN LUSTER UNDERNEATH.
$11,950.00