Early Half Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1794-1839) All-Time Finest List

Number of
Required Items
42
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
67.388

What a great set! Of course, that can be said about any set of U.S. coins (and often is), but this set includes the first half dollar (1794), the ultra-rare 1796, the equally ultra-rare 1797, the key 1815/2 and ends with the first New Orleans half dollar minted for circulation. Before you get started, you also need to know that the 1795 is tough, the 1801 is rare, the 1802 is equally rare…and so forth. Even with all of these rarities this is one of the most popular of all early sets of U.S. coins.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 D. Brent Pogue Collection 97.62% 65.36 R 65.92 65.28
2 The Link Early American Silver Bust Half Dollar Date Set 2016 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 64.57 65.19 65.19
3 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 63.28 R 63.41 63.41
4 Chicago 2017 100.00% 61.61 61.61 61.61
5 D. L. Hansen Early Half Collection 100.00% 57.46 57.47 57.47
DLH
6 THE JIM ONEAL EARLY HALF DOLLARS YN 61.90% 64.60 65.17 51.25
7 D. L. Hansen Early Half Dollars (1794-1839)2nd Set 100.00% 51.06 51.06 51.06
DLH
8 LSS-Legend Collection 92.86% 54.95 R 54.95 50.68
9 The Norweb Family 97.62% 50.73 R 50.73 49.74
10 Garrett Collection 95.24% 50.17 R 50.21 49.23
11 Bustnut 95.24% 55.87 R 55.87 46.65
12 The Sugar Ridge Farm Collection 95.24% 50.00 R 50.00 41.75
13 The Eagle Harbor Collection 95.24% 49.33 R 49.33 41.18
14 William Dunham 97.62% 41.46 R 41.46 41.06
15 J.J. Pittman 92.86% 49.48 R 49.48 40.83
16 Highlander 95.24% 47.37 R 47.37 39.55
17 The Jim Rosen Early Half Dollars 100.00% 39.50 39.50 39.50
18 Frank Collection 92.86% 46.30 46.30 38.21
19 Keigwin's Basic Set '94 on 92.86% 48.01 R 48.01 37.29
20 The Ayers Collection 95.24% 42.30 R 42.30 35.32
20 Alderman Collection 95.24% 42.30 R 42.30 35.32
22 The Merelind Collection 95.24% 41.55 41.55 34.69
23 Irons Early Half Dollar Collection 95.24% 40.84 R 40.84 34.10
24 gpeters 92.86% 41.01 41.01 33.84
25 rick's half dollars 92.86% 43.85 43.85 33.20
26 derf21 95.24% 38.91 R 38.91 32.49
27 The DS Collection 90.48% 40.68 40.68 30.81
28 SGE inc 92.86% 39.26 39.26 30.50
29 AnkurJ's Early Half Dollars 88.10% 44.42 44.42 28.47
30 Crawford Collection 73.81% 40.45 40.45 23.56
31 lostmountainman 78.57% 38.40 38.40 17.89
32 Bluff Haven Collection 76.19% 30.16 30.16 16.98
33 Medmans Early Halves 66.67% 39.28 39.28 14.87
34 TedChristofolis 33.33% 43.77 43.77 14.87
35 jtabie 61.90% 32.92 32.92 12.15
36 JB Crossley Collection 50.00% 22.98 22.98 10.49
37 The Capstick Collection 35.71% 32.52 32.52 08.84
38 Greenies Bust Halves Full 33.33% 34.35 34.35 07.67
39 LA early half-dollar circ 50.00% 27.07 27.07 07.62
40 jaenfield 38.10% 33.23 33.23 07.10
41 Early halves 19.05% 39.17 39.17 06.84
Pua
42 CBD Early Half Type Set 14.29% 42.20 42.20 06.15
CBD
43 briheller 47.62% 23.58 23.58 05.95
44 the ccsl collection 23.81% 36.93 36.93 05.38
45 Tom's Basic Early Half Dollar Set 28.57% 12.03 12.03 03.62
46 Hawkins Moon Collection 16.67% 41.11 41.11 03.59
47 ApexCollecting.com 28.57% 24.00 24.00 03.50
48 Vinny Kid 54.76% 11.96 11.96 03.14
49 TigersFan 28.57% 25.67 25.67 02.99
50 Numerius Negidius 21.43% 30.10 30.10 02.92
51 BoilerMan71 Early Half Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1794-1839) 9.52% 38.00 38.00 02.21
52 Fernando Baez Guerrero 14.29% 36.50 36.50 02.13
53 RUATWINCOIN 4.76% 15.00 15.00 01.89
54 Fivekiller 4.76% 51.50 51.50 01.00