Number of Required Coins : 79

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 64.034

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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 at least one collector has completed this set and several others have come within one or two coins, there are two coins in this set that will present a formidable challenge. The 1817/4 (of which there are less than ten known) is the first, while the second is the 1839 Reeded Edge with Small Letters. While others, such as the 1812/1 Large 8 or the 1807 "Bearded Liberty" 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% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 earlyhalves Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.73% 57.85 55.70
2 Link's Alternative Die State Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 97.47% 57.91 54.67
3 Bustnut Click to view Set Images 97.47% 58.63 53.17
4 The Whidbey Island Collection Click to view Set Images 91.14% 57.89 47.46
5 Premium Click to view Set Images 94.94%
Retired on 11/21/2007
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 55.875
% Complete 98.68%
Set Rating 52.407
55.88
47.20
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 earlyhalves Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.73% 57.85 55.70
2 Link's Alternative Die State Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 97.47% 57.91 54.67
3 Bustnut Click to view Set Images 97.47% 58.63 53.17
4 The Whidbey Island Collection Click to view Set Images 91.14% 57.89 47.46
5 Chicago Click to Contact Owner 94.94% 52.25 46.09
6 Merrill Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 45.78 45.78
7 Keigwin's Major Varieties to '39 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 94.94% 53.18 44.26
8 gpeters Click to view Set Images 91.14% 51.44 43.77
9 Zin's Bust Half Dollars Major Varieties, including Reeded Edge Click to view Set Images 87.34% 57.08 42.90
10 The Merelind Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 94.94% 45.81 38.70
11 The DS Collection Click to view Set Images 94.94% 44.15 37.30
12 rick's half dollars Click to view Set Images 96.20% 39.00 34.40
13 rick's half dollars (2) Click to view Set Images 81.01% 32.93 21.48
14 tydye Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 69.62% 37.20 20.34
15 DSM1981 45.57% 40.05 14.43
16 jwb1040 Click to view Set Images 59.49% 28.08 12.73
17 Jay's Bust Half Varieties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 27.85% 42.91 11.73
18 The BMC Collection of CBH's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 39.24% 46.08 11.16
19 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 48.10% 35.04 10.23
20 Medmans Capped Bust Half Varieties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 46.84% 30.02 09.88
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