Number of Required Coins : 86

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 65.970

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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% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Link's Complete Variety Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 61.54 61.54
2 earlyhalves Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.84% 57.75 55.65
3 Bustnut Click to view Set Images 89.53% 58.36 47.04
4 Merrill Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 45.38 45.38
5 Chicago Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 88.37% 52.69 44.39
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Link's Complete Variety Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 61.54 61.54
2 earlyhalves Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.84% 57.75 55.65
3 Bustnut Click to view Set Images 89.53% 58.36 47.04
4 Merrill Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 45.38 45.38
5 Chicago Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 88.37% 52.69 44.39
6 Keigwin's Complete Variety Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 94.19% 52.84 43.55
7 Zin's Bust Half Dollars Complete Variety, including Reeded Edge Click to view Set Images 88.37% 57.14 42.94
8 gpeters Click to view Set Images 90.70% 51.25 42.87
9 The Merelind Collection Click to Contact Owner 93.02% 45.82 38.04
10 The DS Collection Click to view Set Images 94.19% 43.60 36.47
11 rick's half dollars Click to view Set Images 95.35% 39.40 34.38
12 bon odori Click to Contact Owner 62.79% 42.94 23.16
13 Gary Hoskins Sr Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 91.86% 28.19 22.04
14 coins that look Gem Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 33.72% 61.27 16.71
15 jwb1040 Click to view Set Images 56.98% 28.99 12.65
16 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 40.70% 30.02 07.82
17 Jeavons' Circ CBHs Click to view Set Images 12.79% 28.68 03.30
18 GregM Click to view Set Images 8.14% 36.22 01.98