PCGS The Standard for the Rare Coin Industry
PCGS Set Registry® 82,556 Registered Sets

Classic Head $5 Gold with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1834-1838)

Number of Required Items

8
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

65.500
The short-lived Classic Head $5 bridged the gap between the extremely rare Capped Head Left type of 1813-1834 and the Liberty Head Half Eagle which ran from 1839 through the early part of the 20th century. Three coins stand out in this short 8-coin set: the two mintmarked issues of 1838, made at Charlotte and Dahlonega and the 1834 with the Crosslet 4. Completing this set is not terribly difficult, but doing so in full Mint State is.

All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Harry W. Bass 100.00% 61.39 R 61.91 61.91
2 Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection 100.00% 59.70 R 59.78 59.78
3 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 53.78 R 53.78 53.78
4 labelman87 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 52.48 52.48 52.48
5 The Becoka Collection 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 100.00% 45.85 45.85 45.85

View Entire All-Time Finest List


Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 labelman87 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 52.48 52.48 52.48
2 The Becoka Collection 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 100.00% 45.85 45.85 45.85
3 The ABC Collection 87.50% 53.10 53.10 41.30
4 HalfCentsAndMore 87.50% 50.57 50.57 39.33
5 ilume 87.50% 46.14 46.14 35.89
6 billsnotes 50.00% 61.43 61.86 32.07
7 labelman87 (2) 87.50% 40.52 40.52 31.52
8 DLB Classic $5's 75.00% 56.71 56.71 29.41
9 SilverCal's Classic $5 25.00% 57.00 57.00 16.89
10 Becoka 62.50% 30.00 30.00 14.44
11 Jonruns 37.50% 42.00 42.00 14.00
12 Tom's Classic Head $5 Varieties Set 50.00% 49.00 49.00 12.70
13 Becoka 25.00% 49.00 49.00 03.63
14 SCARSDALE 12.50% 58.00 58.00 02.15
15 CSF 12.50% 50.00 50.00 01.85