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Liberty Head $2-1/2 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1840-1907)

Number of Required Items

136
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

65.215

This is one of the longest-lived series in all of numismatics, beginning more than two decades before the Civil War and lasting into the 20th century. It is a challenging but not impossible set, with the ultra-rare 1854-S being the number one key. Charlotte and Dahlonega gold coins are sprinkled throughout the set, adding greatly to the appeal. Of course, there are some tough-to-locate pieces from New Orleans, San Francisco and Philadelphia, too. A few collectors have completed this set in the past and now it’s your turn!


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Harry W. Bass 100.00% 60.31 R 60.67 60.67
2 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 54.47 R 54.54 54.54
3 Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection 91.18% 54.60 R 54.65 51.80
4 nartukov 84.56% 49.27 49.27 38.08
5 D. L. Hansen UPDATED 60.29% 60.76 60.89 31.21

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 nartukov 84.56% 49.27 49.27 38.08
2 D. L. Hansen UPDATED 60.29% 60.76 60.89 31.21
3 No End In Sight $2-1/2 71.32% 47.67 47.67 29.78
4 wasatch collection 61.03% 50.80 50.81 28.93
5 kmbergene 25.74% 42.73 42.73 09.64
6 Harvey's Liberty 2.5's 26.47% 49.57 49.57 08.44
7 Gazes 11.76% 59.89 59.97 07.47
8 ajmarathon 19.85% 52.09 52.09 07.39
9 Beltway Collection 18.38% 58.43 58.43 05.16
10 Tom's Liberty Head $2.50 Gold Set 15.44% 53.77 53.77 04.41
11 dgallen 1.47% 62.13 62.13 00.78
12 The Kaye Collection 0.74% 30.00 30.00 00.09