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

Number of Required Items

79
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

65.761
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)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Early American Silver Alternative Die State Set 2009 2010 2011 2012 100.00% 59.46 R 59.54 59.54
2 earlyhalves 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 57.39 57.45 57.45
3 Bustnut 97.47% 60.05 60.05 54.46
4 Chicago 98.73% 55.84 55.86 53.78
5 The Whidbey Island Collection 97.47% 57.89 57.89 52.50

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 earlyhalves 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 57.39 57.45 57.45
2 Bustnut 97.47% 60.05 60.05 54.46
3 Chicago 98.73% 55.84 55.86 53.78
4 The Whidbey Island Collection 97.47% 57.89 57.89 52.50
5 Keigwin's Major Varieties to '39 97.47% 53.03 53.03 48.09
6 gpeters 93.67% 54.19 54.19 46.78
7 Merrill Collection 100.00% 46.29 46.29 46.29
8 Zin's Bust Half Dollars Major Varieties, including Reeded Edge 89.87% 57.26 57.26 44.46
9 The Merelind Collection 97.47% 46.99 46.99 42.61
10 rick's half dollars 96.20% 42.79 42.79 37.74
11 The DS Collection 92.41% 43.59 43.59 35.47
12 D. L. Hansen. Bust Half. Dollar. Major Varieties UPDATED 58.23% 63.00 63.01 26.22
13 Fusterpuck's Busties - Major Varieties 73.42% 43.93 43.93 24.01
14 rick's half dollars (2) 84.81% 33.46 33.46 23.07
15 tydye 69.62% 37.20 37.20 20.34
16 jwb1040 69.62% 33.37 33.37 18.86
17 lostmountainman 56.96% 32.41 32.41 11.88
18 Jay's Bust Half Varieties 27.85% 42.91 42.91 11.73
19 Medmans Capped Bust Half Varieties 51.90% 31.80 31.80 11.65
20 The BMC Collection of CBH's 39.24% 46.08 46.08 11.16

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