Half Dimes - Capped Bust
1833  H10CPCGS AU-55 $ 285

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, STARS Obverse
1858   H10CNGC MS-65 Deep Bluish/Grey toning with Golden Highlights$ 715

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse, Proof
1873  H10CPCGS PR-63 $ 425

Dimes - Seated Liberty, STARS Obverse
1845-O  10CPCGS Genuine $ 825

Dimes - Barber
1914   10CNGC MS-65 $ 410

Dimes - Mercury
1916-D  10CPCGS Good Good 6; CAC!$ 1050
1916-D  10CPCGS Good 975
1916 D  10CNGC Very Good 1400
1941   10CNGC MS-67+ FB900
1943-D  10CPCGS MS-67 FB165

Dimes - Mercury, Proof
1936   10CNGC PF-65 $ 895
1939  10CPCGS PR-65 260
1939  10CPCGS PR-67 360
1939  10CPCGS PR-68 1050
1942  10CPCGS PR-65 150

Quarter Dollars - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1807  B-1 25CNGC Genuine $ 1250

Quarter Dollars - Barber
1896-S  25CPCGS Very Good $ 1195
1907  25CPCGS MS-63+ 385
1913-S  25CPCGS Good Good 6!1750
1914  25CPCGS AU-58 195
1914  25CPCGS MS-63 325

Quarter Dollars - Standing Liberty, TYPE 2
1918/7-S  25CPCGS VF-30 $ 4950
1921   25CNGC AU-55 FH1425
1928-D  25CPCGS MS-64 260
1930   25CNGC MS-63 FH340

Quarter Dollars - Washington, Silver
1936-D  25CPCGS MS-63 $ 625
1936 S  25CNGC MS-66 375

Quarter Dollars - Washington, Silver, Proof
1939  25CPCGS PR-67 $ 500

Half Dollars - Flowing Hair
1795  50CPCGS Very Good $ 1400

Half Dollars - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1806 Pointed 6 Stem 50CPCGS AU-50 $ 3250

Half Dollars - Capped Bust
1811 Small 8 50CPCGS VF-30 $ 275
1813  O-108 50CNGC AU-53 650
1829   50CNGC MS-61 1150
1830 Small 0 50CPCGS XF-45 210
1836 Lettered Edge 50CPCGS AU-55 585

Half Dollars - Capped Bust, REEDED EDGE
1837   50CNGC MS-65 $ 9500

Half Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO
1872-CC  50CPCGS VF-30 $ 1500

Half Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO, Proof
1880   50CNGC PF-64 $ 1275
1883  50CPCGS PR-63 CA1450

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty
1916 D  50CNGC XF-45 $ 210
1917  50CPCGS MS-64 435
1939-D  50CPCGS MS-66 270
1943-S  50CPCGS MS-65 250
1945  50CPCGS MS-65+ 145
1945-D  50CPCGS MS-65 140
1946-S  50CPCGS MS-66 160

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty, Proof
1936  50CPCGS PR-64 $ 2150
1939  50CPCGS PR-65 585
1939  50CPCGS PR-66 595
1942  50CPCGS PR-66 535


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.