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Capped Bust Half Dollars Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1807-1839)

Number of Required Items

86
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

65.785
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 couple of collectors have completed this set and several others have come within one or two coins, there are two coins in this set that will present a formidable challenge. The 1817/4 (of which there are less than ten known) is the first, while the second is the 1839 Reeded Edge with Small Letters. While others, such as the 1812/1 Large 8 or the 1807 "Bearded Liberty" will prove scarce, this is a set that can be nearly completed with some patience and money. The Complete Variety set (short of the Specialty sets by Overton die variety) adds seven coins to the Major Variety set, though none are of the caliber of the coins already mentioned.

All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Early American Silver Complete Variety Set of Lettered and Reeded Edge Capped Half Dollars HOF 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 UPDATED 100.00% 63.20 64.42 64.42
2 earlyhalves 100.00% 57.36 57.42 57.42
3 Bustnut 97.67% 59.93 59.93 54.48
4 Chicago 98.84% 55.03 55.05 53.05
5 Keigwin's Complete Variety 96.51% 52.85 52.85 47.40

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Early American Silver Complete Variety Set of Lettered and Reeded Edge Capped Half Dollars HOF 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 UPDATED 100.00% 63.20 64.42 64.42
2 earlyhalves 100.00% 57.36 57.42 57.42
3 Bustnut 97.67% 59.93 59.93 54.48
4 Chicago 98.84% 55.03 55.05 53.05
5 Keigwin's Complete Variety 96.51% 52.85 52.85 47.40
6 gpeters 94.19% 54.07 54.07 46.86
7 Merrill Collection 100.00% 45.90 45.90 45.90
8 Zin's Bust Half Dollars Complete Variety, including Reeded Edge 90.70% 57.31 57.31 44.46
9 coins that look Gem 76.74% 61.25 61.28 43.82
10 The Merelind Collection 96.51% 46.88 46.88 42.05
11 rick's half dollars 96.51% 42.30 42.30 37.43
12 The DS Collection 93.02% 43.41 43.41 35.25
13 bon odori 67.44% 44.42 44.42 25.58
14 jwb1040 68.60% 34.31 34.31 18.92
15 lostmountainman 51.16% 32.80 32.80 11.13
16 BustHalfBrian YN 19.77% 28.03 28.03 05.61
17 Jinx86 12.79% 47.23 47.23 03.72
18 GregM 6.98% 36.90 36.90 02.24
19 Vinny Kid 23.26% 13.60 13.60 01.65