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Capped Bust Half Dollars Major Variety Set without Reeded Edges, Circulation Strikes (1807-1836)

Number of Required Items

73
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

66.166
Along with the early (pre-1816) large cents, Capped Bust Halves have long been a favorite of variety collectors. With dozens of overdates, and variations in the date and lettering, this series offers an excellent balance of difficulty and completability. While a few collectors have completed this set and several others have come within one or two coins, there is one coin in this set that will present a formidable challenge; the 1817/4 (of which there are less than ten known) will require an outlay in the upper five figures even in low grade. While others, such as the 1812/1 Large 8 or the 1830 Large Letters will prove scarce, this is a set that can be nearly completed with some patience and money.

All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Early American Silver Major Variety Set of Lettered Edge Half Dollars HOF 2013 2014 2015 UPDATED 100.00% 64.19 65.44 65.44
2 earlyhalves 2010 2011 2012 2016 100.00% 58.90 58.97 58.97
3 Bustnut 98.63% 60.77 60.77 57.62
4 Chicago 100.00% 56.16 56.17 56.17
5 The Whidbey Island Collection 98.63% 58.60 58.60 55.56

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Early American Silver Major Variety Set of Lettered Edge Half Dollars HOF 2013 2014 2015 UPDATED 100.00% 64.19 65.44 65.44
2 earlyhalves 2010 2011 2012 2016 100.00% 58.90 58.97 58.97
3 Bustnut 98.63% 60.77 60.77 57.62
4 Chicago 100.00% 56.16 56.17 56.17
5 The Whidbey Island Collection 98.63% 58.60 58.60 55.56
6 gpeters 98.63% 55.06 55.06 52.21
7 Keigwin's Major Variety UPDATED 98.63% 54.30 54.30 51.49
8 Eastern Woods II 2006 2007 2008 2009 94.52% 57.78 57.78 49.99
9 Zin's Capped Bust Half Dollars Redbook Set 94.52% 57.46 57.46 49.42
10 Merrill Collection 100.00% 48.96 48.96 48.96
11 [email protected] 93.15% 56.81 56.81 48.87
12 The Merelind Collection 98.63% 47.16 47.16 44.72
13 stephenmfrank 82.19% 54.87 54.87 41.79
14 rick's half dollars 97.26% 43.95 43.95 40.08
15 The DS Collection 94.52% 45.47 45.47 39.11
16 bon odori 78.08% 45.04 45.04 31.27
17 astrorat 87.67% 34.21 34.21 26.23
18 jwb1040 75.34% 34.60 34.60 22.59
19 tn4bits UPDATED 49.32% 46.59 46.59 21.24
20 maibockaddict 50.68% 50.26 50.26 20.31

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