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Half Eagle Type Set (1795-1929)

Number of Required Items

9
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

66.438

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!

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 D. L. Hansen 100.00% 63.70 63.70
2 William Dunham 100.00% R 62.98 62.98
3 Numism1 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 62.94 62.94
4 Harry W. Bass 100.00% R 60.85 60.85
5 Virgil Brand 100.00% R 58.25 58.25

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 D. L. Hansen 100.00% 63.70 63.70
2 Numism1 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 62.94 62.94
3 Hansin Collection $5 Type Set 1795/1929 66.67% 48.67 33.46
4 GregM 66.67% 59.78 31.14
5 AnkurJ's Half Eagles 66.67% 51.48 28.96
6 Jesh 55.56% 63.67 27.85
7 The Cumberland Valley Collection 44.44% 58.40 18.25
8 PQueue's Half Eagles: $5 Type 33.33% 62.88 17.03
9 CSF 33.33% 55.91 12.81
10 RKinnun 33.33% 47.50 11.88
11 mentorwk 33.33% 58.22 10.92
12 Bear Creek Collection 22.22% 62.60 06.52
13 Eldorado 22.22% 61.60 06.42
14 itai195 UPDATED 11.11% 61.00 05.08
15 Vinny Kid 11.11% 55.00 02.29
16 Pocket Piece 44.44% 2.93 00.92