Silver Half Dimes

Draped Bust Half Dime

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Draped (1796,1797, 1800-1803, 1805) 2.7 89% silver, 10% copper The Draped Bust Half Dime was minted from 1796 to 1805 and designed by the United States Mint Chef Engraver Robert Scot. As with the prior silver half dimes it has a reeded edge and weighs … Continue reading »

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Flowing Hair Half Dime

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Flowing (1794, 1795) 1.35 89% silver, 10% copper Philadelphia Mint was completed in 1793.  Robert Scot’s the Chief Engraver design the Flowing Hair Half Dime was used to replace the Half Disme design.  These silver coins were also with a reeded edge, weighing 1.35 grams, … Continue reading »

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Seated Liberty Half Dime

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Seated (1837-1853) 1.34 90% silver, 10% copper Seated (1853-1873) 1.24 90% silver, 10% copper The Seated Liberty Half Dime series was struck in 1837 thru 1873.  Christian Gobrecht designed the Seated Liberty Half-Dime.  The obverse was taken from a painting by Thomas Sully, first in … Continue reading »

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Early Silver Half Dimes

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value First (1792) 1.35 89% silver, 10% copper Draped (1796, 1797, 1800-1803, 1805) 1.35 89% silver, 10% copper Before the Nickel was called a nickel (being made of nickel)there were these Early Silver Half Dimes.  “Dime” is the English for Disme which is related to the … Continue reading »

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Silver Capped Bust Half Dime

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Capped (1829-1837) 1.35 89% silver, 10% copper The Silver Capped Bust Half Dime continued well into the 1800’s.  After not being minted since 1805 the Capped Bust silver Half Dime coin was issued in 1829 and minted through 1837.  This minting roughly coincides with the … Continue reading »

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