Number of Required Coins : 17

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 67.341

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While not our nation's largest silver coin, the half dollar served as the mainstay of the banking system during the early years of the country. One of the reasons for the high survival rate of Capped Bust Halves from the 1807-1838 period is due to the fact that most were held in banks and used for large transfers of funds. However, none of this applied to the Proofs. Proof coins were not sold to the general public prior to the late 1850s, so dates prior to that are all quite rare. Consequently, the three Capped Bust Halves, and the No Drapery Seated Half all fall into the "good luck" category. Likewise, a Proof example of the "Arrows" types of 1853-55 will also take both patience and a big wallet. Fortunately, the remaining eight coins are not too difficult, and make a very attractive partial set for this important denomination.

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 Jim ONeal Collection Click to view Set Images 58.82% 66.88 34.26
2 StielCollection Click to Contact Owner 35.29% 65.22 14.32
3 Staten Island Col. Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 29.41% 68.29 11.66
4 itsrainingvodka Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 29.41% 65.79 11.23
5 lostmountainman 29.41% 53.17 07.78
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Jim ONeal Collection Click to view Set Images 58.82% 66.88 34.26
2 StielCollection Click to Contact Owner 35.29% 65.22 14.32
3 Staten Island Col. Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 29.41% 68.29 11.66
4 itsrainingvodka Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 29.41% 65.79 11.23
5 lostmountainman 29.41% 53.17 07.78
6 1 The RJ 17.65% 67.75 06.61
7 The James Family Collection 17.65% 71.67 05.24
8 Spencer Collection Half Dollar Type Set 1817-Present 17.65% 70.00 05.12
8 dreaming_in_green Click to Contact Owner 17.65% 70.00 05.12
10 wolferdan 11.76% 71.00 03.46
11 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 11.76% 69.00 03.37
11 Michel C II Collection Click to Contact Owner 11.76% 69.00 03.37
13 Paul W Click to Contact Owner 5.88% 72.00 01.76
13 etaylor1973 Click to Contact Owner 5.88% 72.00 01.76