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Coins Certified as of 1/18

U.S. Half Dollars Complete Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1794-present)

Number of Required Coins : 210

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 66.786

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The Half Dollar, while not widely used in circulation today, was a mainstay of the banking system in the early 19th century. Struck almost continuously since 1794 (though only sporadically between 1921 and 1933) the Half has featured most of the traditional American coinage designs including one of the few designs to use a real person who was not a former U.S. President. As is the case with most of the date sets, the early coins are the keys. The early Draped Bust, Small Eagle reverse design (struck only in 1796 and 1797) is one of the major U.S. type rarities. With a miniscule original mintage of just 3,918 coins for both years, it is estimated that fewer than 300 pieces have survived. The 1794 is also scarce, but not on the order of the 1796-97. Most of the others should provide relatively little difficulty.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedSet Rating
1 Merrill Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 56.20 56.20
2 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 85.24% 45.63 35.70
3 The Hoeh Set Click to view Set Images 70.95% 53.44 31.12
4 rick's half dollars Click to view Set Images 45.71% 49.07 27.95
5 The Durdik Family Trust History of the US Constitution Half Dollars Date Set Click to view Set Images 44.29% 50.51 24.30
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedSet Rating
1 Merrill Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 56.20 56.20
2 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 85.24% 45.63 35.70
3 The Hoeh Set Click to view Set Images 70.95% 53.44 31.12
4 rick's half dollars Click to view Set Images 45.71% 49.07 27.95
5 The Durdik Family Trust History of the US Constitution Half Dollars Date Set Click to view Set Images 44.29% 50.51 24.30
6 pjlcoins Click to Contact Owner 62.38% 48.69 24.28
7 Enfield Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 60.48% 40.62 24.22
8 The Cavalier Collection 24.76% 53.63 18.13
9 tydye Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 27.14% 44.72 18.06
10 jimonealk 16.67% 64.34 15.47
11 Redstick Half Dollar Date Set Click to Contact Owner 28.10% 41.19 15.28
12 J.Baczkiewicz Numismatics Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 35.24% 55.85 11.31
13 Caleb Clough's Collection 39.52% 65.78 10.99
14 Cen-Cal 29.52% 60.67 09.91
15 [email protected] Click to view Set Images 37.14% 57.72 09.79
16 ajia Click to Contact Owner 35.71% 54.54 09.04
17 PDShad*Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 32.86% 66.00 08.27
18 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 23.33% 51.59 08.10
19 dhw1000 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 30.48% 65.59 07.64
20 High Sea's Halves Complete Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 29.52% 65.73 07.16
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