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U.S. Half Dollars Complete Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1794-present)

Number of Required Items

210
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

66.794

The Half Dollar, while not widely used in circulation today, was a mainstay of the banking system in the early 19th century. Struck almost continuously since 1794 (though only sporadically between 1921 and 1933) the Half has featured most of the traditional American coinage designs including one of the few designs to use a real person who was not a former U.S. President. As is the case with most of the date sets, the early coins are the keys. The early Draped Bust, Small Eagle reverse design (struck only in 1796 and 1797) is one of the major U.S. type rarities. With a miniscule original mintage of just 3,918 coins for both years, it is estimated that fewer than 300 pieces have survived. The 1794 is also scarce, but not on the order of the 1796-97. Most of the others should provide relatively little difficulty.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 Merrill Collection 2016 UPDATED 100.00% 56.83 56.83
2 lostmountainman 85.71% 45.84 35.92
3 The Hoeh Set 70.95% 53.44 31.12
4 rick's half dollars 45.71% 49.07 27.95
5 The Durdik Family Trust History of the US Constitution Half Dollars Date Set 44.29% 50.51 24.30

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 Merrill Collection 2016 UPDATED 100.00% 56.83 56.83
2 lostmountainman 85.71% 45.84 35.92
3 The Hoeh Set 70.95% 53.44 31.12
4 rick's half dollars 45.71% 49.07 27.95
5 The Durdik Family Trust History of the US Constitution Half Dollars Date Set 44.29% 50.51 24.30
6 pjlcoins 62.38% 48.69 24.28
7 Enfield Collection 59.52% 40.86 23.69
8 The Cavalier Collection 24.76% 53.63 18.13
9 tydye 27.14% 44.72 18.06
10 jimonealk 17.14% 64.30 16.12
11 StielCollection 19.05% 57.38 12.93
12 J.Baczkiewicz Numismatics 38.57% 56.28 11.90
13 Caleb Clough's Collection 39.52% 65.78 10.99
14 [email protected] 37.14% 57.72 09.79
15 ajia 35.71% 54.54 09.04
16 PDShad*Sets 32.86% 66.00 08.27
17 Bear Creek Collection 23.33% 51.59 08.10
18 dhw1000 30.48% 65.60 07.64
19 High Sea's Halves Complete 29.52% 65.73 07.16
20 Vinny Kid 30.48% 18.03 06.46

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