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Flowing Hair and Draped Bust Half Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1794-1807)

Number of Required Items

10
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

66.370
Though it consists of only ten coins, two are examples of America's rarest silver type coin! The incredibly rare Draped Bust Small Eagle half of 1796-97 had a combined mintage of fewer than 4,000 pieces, of which perhaps just under 300 survive in all grades. The vast majority of these are well worn, making the acquisition of a Mint State piece difficult and quite costly to say the least. The 1794 is also quite rare in high grade, with only 3 graded by PCGS in Mint State. Both the 1801 and 1802 are also scarce, so tackling this set will be a challenge for even the advanced numismatist.

All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 D. Brent Pogue Collection 100.00% 64.67 R 66.00 66.00
2 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 61.61 R 61.69 61.69
3 Waldo Newcomer 100.00% 57.15 R 57.15 57.15
4 The Norweb Family 100.00% 46.78 R 46.78 46.78
5 Garrett Collection 100.00% 42.26 R 42.30 42.30

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 earlyhalves 90.00% 48.09 48.09 39.19
2 Merrill Collection 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 100.00% 35.85 35.85 35.85
3 whirlytop 80.00% 45.00 45.00 28.33
4 Gobrecht's Raisinet Collection 50.00% 38.43 38.43 19.93
5 rick's half dollars 70.00% 28.21 28.21 14.63
6 rick's half dollars (2) 60.00% 19.36 19.36 07.89
7 halvesorbust 30.00% 30.00 30.00 06.67
8 EARLY HALVES 40.00% 21.67 21.67 04.81
9 PEDRAM COLLECTION III UPDATED 20.00% 38.33 38.33 04.26
10 Baltbirds8 UPDATED 10.00% 35.00 35.00 02.59
11 sellhart53 30.00% 8.33 8.33 01.85
12 rsh442 10.00% 12.00 12.00 00.89
13 Vinny Kid 10.00% 10.00 10.00 00.37