Early $2-1/2 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1796-1839)

Number of
Required Items
31
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
66.147

This challenging and historic set is chock full of rarities! It includes the first $2½ gold piece (the 1796 No Stars), the other rare issue from the first year (the 1796 Stars), the rare 1797, the ultra-rare 1834 Capped Bust and the first Charlotte, Dahlonega and New Orleans quarter eagles. This set may be called "basic," but even completing 50% of the set will be a numismatic triumph for any collector.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Harry W. Bass 96.77% 61.23 R 61.30 59.38
2 Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection 100.00% 58.57 R 58.57 58.57
3 D. L. Hansen Early 2 1/2 Gold (1796-1839) 2019 2020 2021 100.00% 57.86 58.06 58.06
DLH
4 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 54.81 R 54.81 54.81
5 Garrett Collection 70.97% 50.68 R 50.83 37.81

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen Early 2 1/2 Gold (1796-1839) 2019 2020 2021 100.00% 57.86 58.06 58.06
DLH