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US Dimes: Bust (1796-1837) Auctions


Draped Bust (1796–1807)

Draped Bust dime in 1796 was the first dime to be in circulation. It was designed by Chief Engraver Robert Scot and it featured the same obverse and reverse as all other circulating coins of the time, the so-called Draped Bust/Small Eagle design. Initially, in 1796, there were 15 stars on the obverse, representing the number of states then in the Union.

With Tennessee's admission as the 16th state on 1797, the dimes were minted with 16 stars. Eventually the addition of one star per state was no longer practised as it could clutter the coin's design. Thus, Elias Boudinot, the U.S. Mint Director at that time ordered a design alteration, to feature only 13 stars, reflecting the 13 original colonies. Therefore, 1797 dimes can be found with either 13 or 16 stars.


Capped Bust (1809–1837)

The Capped Bust was designed by John Reich, the Mint Assistant Engraver. There were extensive changes made on the obverse and reverse of Capped Bust dimes. The new reverse featured a Bald Eagle grasping three arrows (symbolizing strength) and an olive branch (symbolizing peace). Covering the eagle's breast is a U.S. shield with six horizontal lines and 13 vertical stripes.


1833 Capped Bust 90% Silver Type Dime RARE Coin L@@K!!!
1833 Capped Bust 90% Silver Type Dime RARE Coin [email protected]@K!!!
$10.05 (7 Bids)
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1853 SEATED LIBERTY DIME  - EXTRA FINE CONDITION
1853 SEATED LIBERTY DIME - EXTRA FINE CONDITION
$5.75 (5 Bids)
Time Left: 43m
1833 CAPPED BUST DIME - 177 YEARS OLD!!
1833 CAPPED BUST DIME - 177 YEARS OLD!!
$10.51 (6 Bids)
Time Left: 48m
1831 bust dime
1831 bust dime
$149.50 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1h 49m
1836 BUST DIME
1836 BUST DIME
$14.99 (0 Bids)
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1831 CAPPED BUST DIME BEAUTY VF XF TAKE A LOOK
1831 CAPPED BUST DIME BEAUTY VF XF TAKE A LOOK
$98.88
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1835 BUST DIME 10 CENT COIN WHOLESALE C4534
1835 BUST DIME 10 CENT COIN WHOLESALE C4534
$237.50
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1829 P BUST DIME DOLLAR CENT COIN WHOLESALE C22746
1829 P BUST DIME DOLLAR CENT COIN WHOLESALE C22746
$66.50
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1831 P BUST DIME 10¢ CENT COIN WHOLESALE C22761
1831 P BUST DIME 10¢ CENT COIN WHOLESALE C22761
$57.00
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1835 BUST DIME 10¢ CENT COIN WHOLESALE C10315
1835 BUST DIME 10¢ CENT COIN WHOLESALE C10315
$64.60
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1833 BUST DIME  WHOLESALE C2098
1833 BUST DIME WHOLESALE C2098
$41.80
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1821 BUST DIME
1821 BUST DIME
$9.50 (7 Bids)
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1831 Capped Bust DIME L@@K!!
1831 Capped Bust DIME [email protected]@K!!
$35.00
Time Left: 15h 30m
1837 United States Bust Dime
1837 United States Bust Dime
$14.99 (0 Bids)
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Bust Dimes  1836
Bust Dimes 1836
$70.00
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Bust Dimes  1836
Bust Dimes 1836
$45.00
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Bust Dimes  1832
Bust Dimes 1832
$70.00
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One Very Nice 1833 Capped Bust Dime - Nice AG
One Very Nice 1833 Capped Bust Dime - Nice AG
$35.00
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1830 CAPPED BUST DIME IN HARD PLASTIC 2X2
1830 CAPPED BUST DIME IN HARD PLASTIC 2X2
$25.00 (0 Bids)
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1835 CAPPED-BUST DIME 10c AG GOOD
1835 CAPPED-BUST DIME 10c AG GOOD
$28.99
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1854 SEATED LIBERTY DIME
1854 SEATED LIBERTY DIME
$29.00 (0 Bids)
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1834 CAPPED BUST DIME     VF
1834 CAPPED BUST DIME VF
$44.99
$80.00
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1834 Capped Bust Dime - G VG - Color!
1834 Capped Bust Dime - G VG - Color!
$33.50
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1830 Capped Bust Dime Nice Coin
1830 Capped Bust Dime Nice Coin
$175.00
$200.00
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1797 bust dime 16 stars jr-1  VF
1797 bust dime 16 stars jr-1 VF
$5,999.99 (0 Bids)
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