Capped Bust Dime Mintages

  • Capped Bust Half Dimes were minted in generally larger numbers than the earlier dimes of the United States. The mintage levels range from a low of 51,065 for the first year of issue in 1809 to a high of 1,410,000 pieces in 1835.
  • Across a span of 29 years for the series, coins were minted carrying 20 different dates. For the first two dates, mintages were below the 100,000 level. For four separate dates mintages exceeded the one million mark. No issues of the series are considered extremely rare on the basis of mintage. Extreme rarities for the series are usually based condition or a number of elusive varieties.
  • The first portion of the series struck from 1809 to 1828 carry a wide border and are generally scarcer than the later coins in the series. From 1828 until the conclusion of the series in 1837, coins were struck with a modified design following the adoption of new equipment at the Philadelphia Mint.
  • The mintage figures for the Capped Bust Half Dime series by date are shown below. The multitude of varieties for the series are not listed, since mintage levels by variety are unknown. For 1825, the mintage is included within the prior year figure. For 1828, only the mintage level across both varieties is known.

Variety 1 Wide Border

1809

51,065

1811

65,180

1814

421,500

1820

942,587

1821

1,186,512

1822

100,000

1823

440,000

1824

included above

1825

510,000

1827

1,215,000

1828

125,000

Variety 2 Modified Design

1828

included above

1829

770,000

1830

510,000

1831

771,350

1832

522,500

1833

485,000

1834

635,000

1835

1,410,000

1836

1,190,000

1837

359,500

taken from: http://cappedbustdime.com/