Number of Required Coins : 9

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 66.521

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The half eagle was the workhorse denomination in United States gold coinage, just like the half dollar was in its day (today, the quarter is the highest denomination coin usually seen in commerce). As with all the early gold issues, all the Draped Bust and Capped Bust types are scarce to very rare and usually are only seen in circulated or the lower grades of Uncirculated. With patience and a decent bankroll, one can complete the half eagle type set. The nine major types of half eagles are all popular with collectors, however, so when higher grade examples appear, expect spirited competition for them. The full type set is impressive and many collectors go on to complete some of the series by date (or even by variety), as gold has been popular, even before gold coins were first issued around twenty seven hundred years ago!

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Louis Eliasberg 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 63.104
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 63.104
63.10
63.10
2 William Dunham 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 62.979
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 62.979
62.98
62.98
3 Numism1 100.00% 62.94 62.94
4 Garrett Collection 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 62.271
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 62.271
62.27
62.27
5 Harry W. Bass 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 61.292
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 61.292
61.29
61.29
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Numism1 100.00% 62.94 62.94
2 PQueue's Half Eagles: $5 Type Click to view Set Images 66.67% 63.12 34.19
3 GregM Click to view Set Images 66.67% 56.36 29.35
4 AnkurJ's Half Eagles Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 66.67% 51.48 28.96
5 Jesh Click to view Set Images 55.56% 63.67 27.85
6 jmb Click to view Set Images 55.56% 49.88 27.02
7 The Cumberland Valley Collection 44.44% 57.60 18.00
8 RKinnun Click to Contact Owner 44.44% 50.40 15.75
9 Hansin Collection $5 Type Set 1795/1929 33.33% 63.64 14.58
10 The Jim ONeal Collection 33.33% 65.20 13.58
11 CSF Click to Contact Owner 33.33% 55.91 12.81
12 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 22.22% 62.60 06.52
13 Eldorado Click to view Set Images 22.22% 61.60 06.42
14 mentorwk 22.22% 58.40 06.08
15 Pocket Piece Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 44.44% 2.93 00.92