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Early $2-1/2 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1796-1839)

Number of Required Items

31
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

66.019

This challenging and historic set is chock full of rarities! It includes the first $2½ gold piece (the 1796 No Stars), the other rare issue from the first year (the 1796 Stars), the rare 1797, the ultra-rare 1834 Capped Bust and the first Charlotte, Dahlonega and New Orleans quarter eagles. This set may be called "basic," but even completing 50% of the set will be a numismatic triumph for any collector.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Harry W. Bass 96.77% 61.20 R 61.30 59.36
2 Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection 100.00% 58.50 R 58.50 58.50
3 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 54.71 R 54.77 54.77
4 Garrett Collection 70.97% 50.60 R 50.68 37.85
5 The Norweb Family 93.55% 38.59 R 38.59 36.63

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Current Finest

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Set Rating