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Robert H. Lande - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 10 2014 2015 2016
Current Statistics
Rank

1
GPA with Top Bonuses

58.583
GPA Weighted

58.000
Complete

85.71%
Set Rating

50.214

About This Set: This collector's goal is to collect as complete and high grade a set of Period 1 California Small Denomination Gold coins as possible. He has barely started in this quest, and understands that he will never be able to finish. Many of the coins are simply too rare and seldom come onto the market. Even though his set will never be close to complete, the process of trying to collect Cals is proving to be a lot of fun, for several reasons. The first is the romance of collecting the small change of the California Gold Rush. What could be a more interesting focus for one's collecting energy? The second reason is that the prices of Cals are reasonable considering their scarcity. Even varieties with total PCGS populations of less than a dozen coins often can be purchased at relatively reasonable prices. Although only the very wealthy can seriously collect the larger Territorial Gold coins, many more people can afford to collect California Fractional Gold coins. A final attraction of this series is because the quest is so challenging. There are many complete series of United States coins that can be purchased within a month by anyone with enough money. What is the fun in collecting such coins? Cals, by contrast, must be diligently searched out, piece by piece, over many years, to build a respectable collection. This is collecting at its finest! If you would like to correspond with Mr. Lande about this fascinating series, please contact him at rlande@ubmail.ubalt.edu. He also has several scarce Cals to trade, including a couple with total PCGS populations of less than a dozen pieces.

Robert H. Lande

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade Pop Pop Higher Comments
BG-301 1853 Octagonal Eagle Reverse Half Dollar 10416 1853 50C AU58 3 3
BG 301. 5 certified, 15 or fewer known
BG-302 1853 Octagonal Eagle Reverse Half Dollar Peacock 10422 1853 50C MS64 12 2
BG-303 1853 Octagonal Eagle Reverse Half Dollar Peacock 10423 1853 50C MS61 2 1
BG-304 1853 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar 10424 1853 50C MS64 3 0
BG-304A 1854 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar 45441 1854 50C N1 1
BG 304A One of two known I also have a BG 304B from the Jack Totheroh collection which BG says is unique. For some reason the PCGS system will not let me load this one, however.
BG-304B 1854 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar 45442 1854 50C
BG-305 1854 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar 10425 1854 50C MS66 1 0
BG-306 1854 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar 10426 1854 50C MS66 1 0
BG-306A 1854 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar 10430 1854 50C
BG-307 1856 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar 10427 1856 50C MS65 2 0
BG-308 1854 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar 10428 1854 50C MS64 6 0
BG-309 1855 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar 10429 1855 50C MS63 8 2
BG-310 1856 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar 10435 1856 50C MS61 4 7
BG-311 1856 Octagonal Liberty Half Dollar 10436 1856 50C MS63 26 5