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Half Eagle Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1795-1929)

Number of Required Items

9
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

66.477

The half eagle was the workhorse denomination in United States gold coinage, just like the half dollar was in its day (today, the quarter is the highest denomination coin usually seen in commerce). As with all the early gold issues, all the Draped Bust and Capped Bust types are scarce to very rare and usually are only seen in circulated or the lower grades of Uncirculated. With patience and a decent bankroll, one can complete the half eagle type set. The nine major types of half eagles are all popular with collectors, however, so when higher grade examples appear, expect spirited competition for them. The full type set is impressive and many collectors go on to complete some of the series by date (or even by variety), as gold has been popular, even before gold coins were first issued around twenty seven hundred years ago!


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 Harry W. Bass 100.00% R 64.23 64.23
2 Waldo Newcomer 100.00% R 64.00 64.00
3 D. L. Hansen 100.00% 63.66 63.66
4 The Norweb Family 100.00% R 59.68 59.68
5 Virgil Brand 100.00% R 58.23 58.23

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 D. L. Hansen 100.00% 63.66 63.66
2 Hansin Collection Half Eagle Circ. Set 1795/1929 2016 66.67% 46.81 34.05
3 The Gypsy Collection 55.56% 63.55 31.77
4 AnkurJ's Half Eagles 66.67% 51.23 30.27
5 GregM 66.67% 59.95 29.98
6 $45 44.44% 56.65 25.75
7 The Cumberland Valley Collection 44.44% 58.80 13.36
8 PQueue's Half Eagle Circulation Strikes 33.33% 62.88 11.43
9 Half Eagle Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1795-1929) 33.33% 25.80 05.86
10 Bear Creek Collection 22.22% 62.50 05.68
11 Paulson Numismatics Fine Items 11.11% 58.00 02.64
12 Vinny Kid 11.11% 55.00 02.50