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Half Dollar Type Set, Proof (1817-present)

Number of Required Items

17
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

67.488
While not our nation's largest silver coin, the half dollar served as the mainstay of the banking system during the early years of the country. One of the reasons for the high survival rate of Capped Bust Halves from the 1807-1838 period is due to the fact that most were held in banks and used for large transfers of funds. However, none of this applied to the Proofs. Proof coins were not sold to the general public prior to the late 1850s, so dates prior to that are all quite rare. Consequently, the three Capped Bust Halves, and the No Drapery Seated Half all fall into the "good luck" category. Likewise, a Proof example of the "Arrows" types of 1853-55 will also take both patience and a big wallet. Fortunately, the remaining eight coins are not too difficult, and make a very attractive partial set for this important denomination.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 GregM 41.18% 66.94 14.70
2 The James Family Collection 35.29% 70.86 12.10
3 lostmountainman 35.29% 67.57 11.54
4 Neibaur Collection 29.41% 69.80 08.51
5 dreaming_in_green 29.41% 68.80 08.39

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 GregM 41.18% 66.94 14.70
2 The James Family Collection 35.29% 70.86 12.10
3 lostmountainman 35.29% 67.57 11.54
4 Neibaur Collection 29.41% 69.80 08.51
5 dreaming_in_green 29.41% 68.80 08.39
6 Vinny Kid 29.41% 68.40 08.34
7 Staten Island Col. 23.53% 67.80 08.27
8 1 The RJ 17.65% 67.75 06.61
9 Spencer Collection Half Dollar Type Set 1817-Present 17.65% 70.00 05.12
10 Paul W 11.76% 72.00 03.51
11 wolferdan 11.76% 71.00 03.46
11 Georges 11.76% 71.00 03.46
13 Bear Creek Collection 11.76% 69.00 03.37
13 Michel C II Collection 11.76% 69.00 03.37
15 pukukuku 5.88% 72.00 01.76