Number of Required Coins : 9

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 66.364

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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!

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Harry W. Bass Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 64.545
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.545
64.55
64.55
2 Waldo Newcomer 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 64.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.000
64.00
64.00
3 Virgil Brand 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 58.227
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 58.227
58.23
58.23
4 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 55.56% 63.55 31.77
5 PQueue's Half Eagle Circulation Strikes Click to view Set Images 66.67% 63.18 31.59
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 55.56% 63.55 31.77
2 PQueue's Half Eagle Circulation Strikes Click to view Set Images 66.67% 63.18 31.59
3 AnkurJ's Half Eagles Click to view Set Images 66.67% 51.23 30.27
4 jmb Click to view Set Images 55.56% 50.17 27.36
5 $45 Click to view Set Images 44.44% 56.33 23.05
6 The Cumberland Valley Collection 44.44% 58.80 13.36
7 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 22.22% 62.50 05.68
8 Paulson Numismatics Fine Items Click to view Set Images 11.11% 58.00 02.64