Capped Bust Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1807-1839) All-Time Finest List

Number of
Required Items
79
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
65.820
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 at least one collector has 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.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Link Early American Silver Capped Bust Halves with Major Varieties Set 2020 100.00% 63.04 64.26 64.26
2 The Early American Silver Alternative Die State Set 2009 2010 2011 2012 100.00% 59.46 R 59.56 59.56
3 Earlyhalves 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 57.86 57.93 57.93
4 Chicago 100.00% 57.82 57.88 57.88
5 D. L. Hansen. Bust Half Dollar. Major Varieties 98.73% 58.16 58.22 56.05
DLH
6 The Whidbey Island Collection 97.47% 58.29 58.29 52.86
7 Bustnut 100.00% 51.90 51.90 51.90
8 The Coastal Collection (Major Varieties to '39) 97.47% 54.88 54.88 49.77
9 gpeters 94.94% 54.51 54.51 48.08
10 Premium 94.94% 55.88 R 55.88 47.20
11 apar CAC CAN ANYONE ADD MORE BEANS TO THEIR SET?? 93.67% 54.57 54.59 46.11
12 The Eagle Harbor Collection 94.94% 53.01 R 53.01 44.78
13 Zin's Bust Half Dollars Major Varieties, including Reeded Edge 89.87% 57.26 57.26 44.46
14 The Merelind Collection 97.47% 47.81 47.81 43.35
15 Irons Early Half Dollar Collection 97.47% 46.78 R 46.78 42.42
16 The Sugar Ridge Farm Collection 87.34% 56.63 R 56.63 41.16
17 derf21 97.47% 44.64 R 44.64 40.48
18 The DS Collection 97.47% 43.90 43.90 39.81
19 D. L. Hansen Bust Half Dollar. Major Varieties 2nd Set 74.68% 59.04 59.04 38.87
DLH
20 rick's half dollars 94.94% 44.16 44.16 38.67
21 Sean Ryan's Collection 97.47% 40.32 R 40.32 36.57
22 Fusterpuck's Busties - Major Varieties 92.41% 45.38 45.38 35.80
23 Tolbert Collection 88.61% 39.53 39.53 33.63
24 rick's half dollars (2) 86.08% 35.38 35.38 25.05
25 tydye 69.62% 37.20 37.20 20.34
26 lostmountainman 65.82% 34.37 34.37 16.01
27 LDRC Capped Bust Halves by Alzvette 50.63% 39.92 39.92 14.88
28 The BMC Collection of CBH's 41.77% 45.51 45.51 12.16
29 Jay's Bust Half Varieties 27.85% 42.91 42.91 11.73
30 Medmans Capped Bust Half Varieties 50.63% 33.04 33.04 11.70
31 jtabie 49.37% 28.62 28.62 09.78
32 Messydesk 31.65% 40.72 40.72 09.11
33 bustmaniac 29.11% 31.45 31.45 08.20
34 DSM1981 UPDATED 21.52% 44.76 44.76 06.95
35 JeffRM 27.85% 40.92 40.92 06.35
36 Coulthard Bust Halfs 22.78% 50.68 50.68 05.98
37 Love Collection 17.72% 55.88 55.88 05.90
38 jaenfield 24.05% 37.50 37.50 05.12
39 Early halves 11.39% 45.67 45.67 04.25
Pua
40 Tunis 21.52% 37.50 37.50 04.19
41 Capped Bust Halves 30.38% 13.74 13.74 02.90
42 Numerius Negidius 12.66% 27.58 27.58 02.06
43 ApexCollecting.com 15.19% 25.38 25.38 02.05
44 Vinny Kid 30.38% 12.25 12.25 01.83
45 sellhart53 13.92% 10.56 10.56 01.77