Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by BigTee44, Sep 14, 2018.
Are these all your coins? Man they are rare and getting rarer. Thanks for showing them
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They are. I try to buy in bulk and keep a few and sell the rest.
I’ve had the JR-3 for about 2-3 months but just picked up the JR-5. I have two 1834 dimes that just went in for grading.
Fun series. Just getting into the early Bust coins
I definitely agree! The dimes are far less common than the half dollars, but since they aren’t collected nearly as heavily, they aren’t too outrageously priced.
What NSP says is correct: CBD's are scarce, but not so intensively pursued as a collecting field. Quite a few interesting yet affordable varieties.
From a previous thread on Capped Bust Dimes:
CBD's as a type are fairly scarce. They are not as scarce as the Capped Bust Quarters (specially the large diameter CBQ's), but quite a bit scarcer than the Capped Bust Halves.
Consider for example that in the year 1827 alone, almost half a million more Capped Bust Halves were struck that the entire mintage Capped of Bust Dimes struck between the years 1809 and 1828.
The halves are so much more common because at that time the mint did not have a bullion fund that they could use to go out on the open market to buy silver and use it to make coins. They were dependent upon the public, businesses, and banks to deposit silver at the mint to be made into coins. By far the largest depositors were banks and import/export businesses. They wanted their silver back as quickly as possible and in large coins to make counting faster and easier. Hence huge mintages of half dollars. The mint even encouraged depositor to get halves because it was less work for the mint to do to coin a given amount of silver. Usually to only time the smaller silver coins were made was when a smaller business specifically requested them because they need the smaller denominations for making change. So lots of halves and very little of anything else.
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