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Coins Certified as of 9/27

Capped Bust Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1807-1839)

Number of Required Coins : 79

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 65.671

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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% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 The Early American Silver Alternative Die State Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%59.45
Retired on 6/1/2016
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 59.519
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 59.519
59.52
59.52
2 earlyhalves Click to Contact Owner 98.73%58.05 58.11 55.94
3 Bustnut Click to view Set Images 97.47%59.88 59.88 54.30
4 Chicago Click to view Set Images 98.73%55.39 55.41 53.35
5 The Whidbey Island Collection Click to view Set Images 97.47%57.71 57.71 52.34
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 earlyhalves Click to Contact Owner 98.73%58.05 58.11 55.94
2 Bustnut Click to view Set Images 97.47%59.88 59.88 54.30
3 Chicago Click to view Set Images 98.73%55.39 55.41 53.35
4 The Whidbey Island Collection Click to view Set Images 97.47%57.71 57.71 52.34
5 Keigwin's Major Varieties to '39 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 97.47%52.64 52.64 47.74
6 gpeters Click to view Set Images 93.67%53.97 53.97 46.60
7 Merrill Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%46.27 46.27 46.27
8 Zin's Bust Half Dollars Major Varieties, including Reeded Edge Click to view Set Images 88.61%57.13 57.13 44.00
9 The Merelind Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 97.47%46.99 46.99 42.61
10 rick's half dollars Click to view Set Images 96.20%42.63 42.63 37.60
11 The DS Collection Click to view Set Images 93.67%43.56 43.56 35.71
12 rick's half dollars (2) Click to view Set Images 84.81%32.39 32.39 22.33
13 Fusterpuck's Busties - Major Varieties Click to view Set Images 67.09%43.41 43.41 21.30
14 tydye Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 69.62%37.20 37.20 20.34
15 jwb1040 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 69.62%33.37 33.37 18.86
16 Jay's Bust Half Varieties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 27.85%42.91 42.91 11.73
17 The BMC Collection of CBH's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 39.24%46.08 46.08 11.16
18 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 51.90%32.29 32.29 10.43
19 Medmans Capped Bust Half Varieties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 46.84%30.02 30.02 09.88
20 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 43.04%36.10 36.10 09.19
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