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Coins Certified as of 8/30

Capped Bust Half Dollars Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1807-1839)

Number of Required Coins : 86

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 65.700

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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 a couple of collectors have 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. The Complete Variety set (short of the Specialty sets by Overton die variety) adds seven coins to the Major Variety set, though none are of the caliber of the coins already mentioned.
All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 The Early American Silver Complete Variety Set of Lettered and Reeded Edge Capped Half Dollars Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%63.07 64.26 64.26
2 earlyhalves Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 97.67%57.99 58.05 55.59
3 Bustnut Click to view Set Images 97.67%59.78 59.78 54.34
4 Chicago Click to view Set Images 98.84%54.36 54.38 52.40
5 Keigwin's Complete Variety Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.51%52.47 52.47 47.06
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 The Early American Silver Complete Variety Set of Lettered and Reeded Edge Capped Half Dollars Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%63.07 64.26 64.26
2 earlyhalves Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 97.67%57.99 58.05 55.59
3 Bustnut Click to view Set Images 97.67%59.78 59.78 54.34
4 Chicago Click to view Set Images 98.84%54.36 54.38 52.40
5 Keigwin's Complete Variety Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.51%52.47 52.47 47.06
6 gpeters Click to view Set Images 94.19%53.86 53.86 46.68
7 Merrill Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%45.86 45.86 45.86
8 Zin's Bust Half Dollars Complete Variety, including Reeded Edge Click to view Set Images 89.53%57.19 57.19 44.02
9 The Merelind Collection Click to Contact Owner 96.51%46.87 46.87 42.04
10 rick's half dollars Click to view Set Images 96.51%42.15 42.15 37.30
11 coins that look Gem Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 66.28%60.63 60.64 37.12
12 The DS Collection Click to view Set Images 91.86%43.27 43.27 34.62
13 bon odori Click to Contact Owner 67.44%44.42 44.42 25.58
14 jwb1040 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 68.60%34.31 34.31 18.92
15 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 47.67%32.48 32.48 09.84
16 BustHalfBrian Click to view Set Images 19.77%28.03 28.03 05.61
17 GregM Click to view Set Images 8.14%32.00 32.00 02.13
18 Vinny Kid 13.95%15.25 15.25 01.11