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Coins Certified as of 6/25

Capped Bust Half Dollars Major Variety Set without Reeded Edges, Circulation Strikes (1807-1836)

Number of Required Coins : 73

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 66.057

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Along with the early (pre-1816) large cents, Capped Bust Halves have long been a favorite of variety collectors. With dozens of overdates, and variations in the date and lettering, this series offers an excellent balance of difficulty and completability. While a few collectors have completed this set and several others have come within one or two coins, there is one coin in this set that will present a formidable challenge; the 1817/4 (of which there are less than ten known) will require an outlay in the upper five figures even in low grade. While others, such as the 1812/1 Large 8 or the 1830 Large Letters will prove scarce, this is a set that can be nearly completed with some patience and money.
All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 The Early American Silver Major Variety Set of Lettered Edge Half Dollars Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%64.13 65.37 65.37
2 earlyhalves Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%58.70 58.76 58.76
3 Bustnut Click to view Set Images 98.63%60.46 60.46 57.33
4 Chicago Click to view Set Images 100.00%55.11 55.12 55.12
5 The Whidbey Island Collection Click to view Set Images 97.26%58.64 58.64 54.38
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 The Early American Silver Major Variety Set of Lettered Edge Half Dollars Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%64.13 65.37 65.37
2 earlyhalves Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%58.70 58.76 58.76
3 Bustnut Click to view Set Images 98.63%60.46 60.46 57.33
4 Chicago Click to view Set Images 100.00%55.11 55.12 55.12
5 The Whidbey Island Collection Click to view Set Images 97.26%58.64 58.64 54.38
6 gpeters Click to view Set Images 98.63%54.70 54.70 51.87
7 Keigwin's Major Variety Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.63%53.37 53.37 50.61
8 Eastern Woods II Click to view Set Images 94.52%57.91 57.91 50.11
9 Zin's Capped Bust Half Dollars Redbook Set Click to view Set Images 94.52%57.34 57.34 49.32
10 Merrill Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%48.66 48.66 48.66
11 [email protected] Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 91.78%55.77 55.77 47.39
12 The Merelind Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.63%47.05 47.05 44.62
13 stephenmfrank Click to view Set Images 82.19%54.87 54.87 41.79
14 rick's half dollars Click to view Set Images 97.26%43.67 43.67 39.82
15 The DS Collection Click to view Set Images 93.15%45.39 45.39 38.33
16 bon odori Click to Contact Owner 78.08%45.04 45.04 31.27
17 astrorat Click to view Set Images 87.67%34.21 34.21 26.23
18 jwb1040 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 75.34%34.44 34.44 22.49
19 maibockaddict Click to view Set Images 50.68%50.26 50.26 20.31
20 tn4bits Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 46.58%46.65 46.65 20.31
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