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Capped Bust Half Dollars Major Variety Set without Reeded Edges, Circulation Strikes (1807-1836)

Number of Required Items

73
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

66.171
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 few collectors have completed this set and several others have come within one or two coins, there is one coin in this set that will present a formidable challenge; the 1817/4 (of which there are less than ten known) will require an outlay in the upper five figures even in low grade. While others, such as the 1812/1 Large 8 or the 1830 Large Letters 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 earlyhalves 2010 2011 2012 2016 100.00% 58.90 58.97 58.97
2 Bustnut UPDATED 98.63% 60.77 60.77 57.62
3 Chicago 100.00% 56.04 56.06 56.06
4 The Whidbey Island Collection 98.63% 58.60 58.60 55.56
5 gpeters UPDATED 98.63% 55.06 55.06 52.21

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 earlyhalves 2010 2011 2012 2016 100.00% 58.90 58.97 58.97
2 Bustnut UPDATED 98.63% 60.77 60.77 57.62
3 Chicago 100.00% 56.04 56.06 56.06
4 The Whidbey Island Collection 98.63% 58.60 58.60 55.56
5 gpeters UPDATED 98.63% 55.06 55.06 52.21
6 Keigwin's Major Variety 98.63% 54.27 54.27 51.46
7 Eastern Woods II 2006 2007 2008 2009 UPDATED 94.52% 57.78 57.78 49.99
8 Zin's Capped Bust Half Dollars Redbook Set 94.52% 57.46 57.46 49.42
9 Merrill Collection 100.00% 48.96 48.96 48.96
10 scorzafava@aol.com 93.15% 56.81 56.81 48.87
11 The Merelind Collection 98.63% 47.16 47.16 44.72
12 stephenmfrank 82.19% 54.87 54.87 41.79
13 rick's half dollars 97.26% 43.95 43.95 40.08
14 The DS Collection 93.15% 45.41 45.41 38.82
15 bon odori 78.08% 45.04 45.04 31.27
16 astrorat 87.67% 34.21 34.21 26.23
17 jwb1040 75.34% 34.60 34.60 22.59
18 maibockaddict 50.68% 50.26 50.26 20.31
19 tn4bits 45.21% 46.52 46.52 20.01
20 Chupacabra 52.05% 35.43 35.43 14.87

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