Draped Bust Dimes

 

Draped Bust, Small Eagle (1796-97)

Although the dime is an essential part of the decimal coinage system, it was one of the last coins issued by the United States Mint when operations first began. By the time it made its debut in 1796, as the Draped Bust/Small Eagle dime, the Mint had already been making copper cents and half cents for three years; silver dollars, half dollars and half dimes for two years; and even two gold coins—the eagle and half eagle—for a year. The only other coins delayed, like the dime, until 1796, were the quarter dollar and quarter eagle.

It’s not as though the dime was an afterthought. Actually, Thomas Jefferson had called for such a coin as far back as 1783 as part of a proposed decimal system. He was joined in his advocacy by Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and the man who would become the first mint director, eminent scientist David Rittenhouse. The decimal system was gradual.... (Expand Text)

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1796 DRAPED BUST 10C, SMALL EAGLE MS64 PCGS

RAZOR SHARP STRIKE WITH BLUE/ROSE PATINA. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE FOR DIMES.
$77,000.00

1796 DRAPED BUST 10C, SMALL EAGLE MS65 PCGS

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LOVELY LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING.
$137,500.00

1797 DRAPED BUST 10C, 13 STARS AU55 NGC

13 STARS. WELL STRUCK WITH LOVELY PATINA. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$30,750.00

1798 DRAPED BUST 10C, LARGE 8 MS64 NGC

LARGE 8. WELL STRUCK WITH AMBER TONE WITH HINTS OF ROSE AND GREEN HUES. ONLY ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER AT NGC.
$49,500.00

1798 DRAPED BUST 10C, LARGE 8 MS64+ PCGS

LARGE 8. JR-4. WELL STRUCK. LIGHT ROSE GOLD TONING. CAC.
$119,500.00

1798/97 DRAPED BUST 10C, 13 STARS REVERSE MS62 PCGS

13 STAR REVERSE. JR-2. CHOICE DELECTALLY TONED. ONLY 20-30 COINS KNOWN TO EXIST IN ALL GRADES. JUST A SINGLE MS63 COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$119,500.00

1798/97 DRAPED BUST 10C, 16 STARS REVERSE MS64 PCGS

16 STARS REVERSE. THIS WELL STRUCK VIRTUAL GEM IS ENHANCED BY SUBTLE ROSE/BLUE PATINA.
$31,350.00

1798/97 DRAPED BUST 10C, 16 STARS REVERSE MS64+ PCGS

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. VERY CLEAR OVERDATE. CAC.
$54,500.00

1801 DRAPED BUST 10C MS61 NGC

SATIN SURFACES WITH ROSE/BLUE IRIDESCENT TONING. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$49,500.00

1801 DRAPED BUST 10C MS62 PCGS

VERY CHOICE. LOVELY COLOR. THIRD HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$132,000.00

1801 DRAPED BUST 10C MS64+ PCGS

FINEST KNOWN. GEM SURFACES WITH LIGHT ROSE BLUE IRIDESCENT TONING. CAC.
$329,500.00

1803 DRAPED BUST 10C MS61 NGC

WONDERFUL MINT STATE EXAMPLE. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER. RADIANT IREDESCENT SHADES OF AQUAMARINE.
$71,500.00

1803 DRAPED BUST 10C MS61 PCGS

FABULOUS EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE DRAPED BUST DIME. SOLE SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. ONLY A MS64 GRADED HIGHER.
$137,500.00

1804 DRAPED BUST 10C, 13 STARS REVERSE AU53 NGC

13-STAR REVERSE. RICH AMBER BLUISH SURFACES. ONLY 8,256 STRUCK. JUST THREE AU55 COINS GRADE HIGHER.
$66,000.00

1804 DRAPED BUST 10C, 13 STARS REVERSE AU53 PCGS

13 STAR REVERSE. VERY STRONG, EVEN STRIKE. ONLY TWO AU55 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$110,000.00

1804 DRAPED BUST 10C, 13 STARS REVERSE XF45 PCGS

13-STAR REVERSE. CHOICE EVENLY WORN SURFACES. ONLY FOUR AU COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. VERY RARE AS ONLY 8,265 WERE ORIGINALLY STRUCK.
$55,000.00

1804 DRAPED BUST 10C, 14 STARS REVERSE AU50 PCGS

14 STARS REVERSE. WELL STRUCK WITH EXCEPTIONAL SURFACES FOR AN AU COIN. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. NO COIN GRADED ABOVE AU58 BY PCGS.
$93,500.00

1805 DRAPED BUST 10C, 4 BERRIES MS65 NGC

4 BERRIES. GEM IRIDESCENTLY TONED LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$38,500.00

1805 DRAPED BUST 10C, 4 BERRIES MS65 PCGS

4 BERRIES. WELL STRUCK WITH DRAMATIC BLUISH ROSE TONING. CONDITION CENSUS. CAC.
$60,000.00

1805 DRAPED BUST 10C, 4 BERRIES MS66 PCGS

4 BERRIES. GEM SURFACES.
$79,500.00

1805 DRAPED BUST 10C, 4 BERRIES MS67 PCGS

4 BERRIES. GEM SURFACES WITH ELECTRIC BLUE ROSE TONING. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$175,000.00