Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, STARS Obverse
1841   H10CNGC MS-66 $ 1150
1857 O  H10CNGC MS-66 1555
1858   H10CNGC MS-65 Deep Bluish/Grey toning with Golden Highlights555

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse, Proof
1872  H10CPCGS PR-65 $ 1015

Dimes - Capped Bust, SMALL SIZE
1830   10CNGC AU-55 $ 510

Dimes - Seated Liberty, STARS Obverse
1845-O  10CPCGS Genuine $ 1150

Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse
1891  10CPCGS MS-64 $ 360

Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse, Proof
1885   10CNGC PF-67 Cameo$ 2475
1888  10CPCGS PR-65 CA1065

Dimes - Barber
1914   10CNGC MS-65 $ 360
1915   10CNGC MS-66 680

Dimes - Mercury
1917  10CPCGS MS-65 FB$ 320
1928-S  10CPCGS MS-66 FB3510
1941   10CNGC MS-67+ FB835
1942/41  FS-010.7 10CNGC Fine 375
1942/41  FS-010.7 10CNGC XF-45 520

Dimes - Mercury, Proof
1939  10CPCGS PR-65 $ 190

Quarter Dollars - Capped Bust, SMALL SIZE
1835   25CNGC AU-53 $ 725
1836   25CNGC MS-62 2530

Quarter Dollars - Capped Bust, LARGE SIZE
1822  25CPCGS VF-20 $ 865

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, NO MOTTO
1857   25CNGC MS-64 $ 830

Quarter Dollars - Barber
1908  25CPCGS MS-64 $ 430

Quarter Dollars - Standing Liberty, TYPE 2
1924-D  25CPCGS MS-67 $ 1610
1928-D  25CPCGS MS-64 255
1929  25CPCGS MS-64+ 260
1929  25CPCGS MS-65 FH520
1929-S  25CPCGS MS-66 FH1095
1930   25CNGC MS-63 FH370

Quarter Dollars - Washington, Silver
1932-S  25CPCGS MS-63 $ 410
1950-S/D  25CPCGS MS-66 1555

Half Dollars - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1806 Pointed 6 Stem 50CPCGS AU-50 $ 3450

Half Dollars - Capped Bust
1807 Large Stars 50/20 50CPCGS AU-58 $ 5175
1811   50CNGC MS-65 Call
1814   50CNGC MS-66 Call
1833  50CPCGS AU-50 320
1834   50CNGC MS-65 5175
1834 Large Date Lg Let 50CPCGS AU-50 305

Half Dollars - Seated Liberty, NO MOTTO, Proof
1859   50CNGC PF-62 $ 1265

Half Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO
1890   50CNGC MS-65 $ 3450

Half Dollars - Barber
1892  50CPCGS MS-63 $ 750

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty
1917-S Reverse 50CPCGS MS-64 $ 2415
1929-D  50CPCGS MS-65 2185
1933-S  50CPCGS MS-63 1150
1934   50CNGC MS-66+ 575
1941-S  50CPCGS MS-65 480
1945-S  50CPCGS MS-66 190

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty, Proof
1937  50CPCGS PR-67 $ 1325
1940  50CPCGS PR-67 835


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.