Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, STARS Obverse, Proof
1859   H10CNGC PF-61 $ 575

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse, Proof
1860   H10CNGC PF-64 Cameoflashy$ 975
1873  H10CPCGS PR-64 CALow CAC Pop950

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse
1862  H10CPCGS MS-66 $ 930

Dimes - Seated Liberty, NO DRAPERY
1839 O  10CNGC MS-64 $ 2645

Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse
1883  10CPCGS MS-67 grey: 1800$ 2070

Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse, Proof
1877   10CNGC PF-64 CameoLow POPs$ 805

Dimes - Barber, Proof
1896  10CPCGS PR-66+ CAWOW COLOR$ 2300
1898   10CNGC PF-61 335

Dimes - Mercury
1916 D  10CNGC MS-61 FBKey Date! NGC retail: 15500$ 12075
1921  10CPCGS MS-66 FB7475
1936  10CPCGS MS-65 FB80
1936   10CNGC MS-66 FBCall
1941   10CNGC MS-67+ FBfew APRs805
1942 D  10CNGC MS-68 FBNGC Guide: 17501150
1943-D  10CPCGS MS-66 FB55
1944 D  10CNGC MS-68 FBNGC Guide: 1200690

Quarter Dollars - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1806   25CNGC VF-25 vf20 bid: 1375$ 1465

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, NO MOTTO
1857   25CNGC MS-64 grey: 805$ 805

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO, Proof
1883  25CPCGS PR-65 grey: 1220$ 1265

Quarter Dollars - Barber
1892   25CNGC MS-64+ PL PL$ 1780
1892  25CPCGS MS-64+ strong APRs490

Quarter Dollars - Standing Liberty, TYPE 2
1929-D  25CPCGS MS-65 $ 410

Quarter Dollars - Washington, Silver
1935-D  25CPCGS MS-66 $ Call
1938  25CPCGS MS-65 Call

Half Dollars - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1805   50CNGC AU-50 grey: 3700$ 3045
1806 Pointed 6 Stem 50CPCGS AU-50 grey: 35002530

Half Dollars - Capped Bust
1811   50CNGC MS-65 $ 14085
1826  50CPCGS AU-55 415
1826   50CNGC MS-64 grey: 30002935
1827   50CNGC AU-58 Call
1827 Square 2 50CPCGS XF-45 230
1833  50CPCGS AU-50 290
1833   50CNGC AU-55 390
1833  50CPCGS AU-58 775
1834   50CNGC MS-65 Frosty! grey: 82004830
1834 Large Date Lg Let 50CPCGS AU-50 grey: 300275
1835  50CPCGS AU-55 430

Half Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO, Proof
1880   50CNGC PF-64 NGC Guide $1,950$ 1325
1884   50CNGC PF-65 2245
1890  50CPCGS PR-65 2760

Half Dollars - Barber
1901-S  50CPCGS MS-63 $ 7185
1904 S  50CNGC XF-45 3565

Half Dollars - Barber, Proof
1894  50CPCGS PR-65 CA$ 2215

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty
1936 S  50CNGC MS-66 $ 775
1944 S  50CNGC MS-64 90

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty, Proof
1939  50CPCGS PR-66 $ 620

Half Dollars - Franklin, Proof
1956 Type 2 50CPCGS PR-68 DC$ 575


The smallest United States silver coins were authorized by Congress March 3, 1851. This coin was the three cent piece struck from 1851 to 1873. Designed by James Longacre, this coinage experienced a weight and design change during its production.

The Act of April 2, 1792 authorized the issuance of the Half Dime, Dime, Quarter, and Half Dollar and Dollar. Production of the half dime did not commence until February 1795 with the first coins dated 1794. Weights were changed several times during its production as were the coin's design. Half Dimes were struck from 1794 to 1873.

Though authorized in 1792, the first dime was not struck until 1796. This draped bust, small eagle reverse dime was designed by Gilbert Stuart. Other well known designers of the various dime series include: Christian Gobrecht, Robert Scot, John Reich, Charles E. Barber, A. A. Weinman and John R. Sinnock, the designer of the still minted Roosevelt Dime. As with most of our coinage, various designs have been implimented throughout the dime's production. Dimes have a weight of twice that of the half dimes.

Like the dime, the quarter's production did not start until 1796. Like the early half dimes and dimes, the early quarters do not have any mark of value. The value "25c" was added to the reverse in 1804, changed to "QUAR. DOL." in 1838, and in 1892 value was spelled out entirely. Minted from 1796 to present, the quarter also experienced various weight and design changes.

The half dollar had only a two year wait from its authorization in 1792 to its start of production in 1794. Early half dollars are often collected by die varities which exist for most dates. Standards and design changes also occurred for this series of coins that are still being minted today.

As with the half dollar, the first issues of the dollar appeared in 1794. it is interesting to note that until 1804, all dollars had the value stamped on the edge of the coin. No dollars were produced between 1805 and 1835. When production resumed all dollars were made with a plain or reeded edge and had the denomination on its revese. Circulation strikes and patterns of the Gobrecht Dollar were struck in 1836, 1838, and 1839. The mint produced restrikes to satisfy collector demands between 1855 and 1860. Mules (coins with mismatched combinations of dies) were also struck in the 1850's and are rare. Dollars were once again struck in 1840 for general circulation and continued through 1873.

Trade Dollars were issued for circulation in the Orient to compete with dollar-size coin of other countries. Since many pieces circulated in the Orient, it is not uncommon to encounter coins that have been counterstamped with Oriental characters refered to as "chop marks". These usually sell for less than the normal pieces. First coined as legal tender in the United States to the extent of $5.00, they no longer retain that status.