Top 100 Seated Half Dime Varieties - List and 112 page PDF
In the April 2020 E-Gobrecht Journal (http://www.lsccweb.org/183-E-Gobrecht-Volume16-Issue4.pdf),
Dale Miller and I published a proposed list of the Top 100 Seated Half Dime Varieties.
There is an accompanying (free) 112 page PDF with one page for each variety with color plate photos, on the attribution guide page:
The table of contents in the first 3 pages includes all 100, plus an extra 8 which are "Great but Too Rare for the Top 100".
Once you download the PDF, you can click on a blue underlined link in the table of contents to jump to the page for the variety.
If you have a wide computer monitor, you can zoom in to about 200% while viewing the PDF and see excellent detail in the plate photos.
The web page above also contains a small Excel file which you can download if you like using Excel to keep track of coins you have in the list.
A second sheet in the Excel file describes some of the criteria used to form the list.
Thanks to Dale for initiating this project, and to our friends Alan and Ken for their help.
More work remains to be done, such as estimating the rarity for about half of the varieties.
This will happen eventually as guides for each date - mintmark are completed.
In the meantime, the list and PDF should give people who are less familiar with half dime varieties a look
at many of the more dramatic varieties which are out there to be found.
Here's a sample page from the PDF.