Half Eagle Type Set (1795-1929)

Number of
Required Items
9
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
66.323

The half eagle was the workhorse denomination in United States gold coinage, just like the half dollar was in its day (today, the quarter is the highest denomination coin usually seen in commerce). As with all the early gold issues, all the Draped Bust and Capped Bust types are scarce to very rare and usually are only seen in circulated or the lower grades of Uncirculated. With patience and a decent bankroll, one can complete the half eagle type set. The nine major types of half eagles are all popular with collectors, however, so when higher grade examples appear, expect spirited competition for them. The full type set is impressive and many collectors go on to complete some of the series by date (or even by variety). While both mint state and Proofs can be used in this set, Proofs are considerably rarer and far more costly.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating User
1 William Dunham 100.00% R 62.98 62.98
2 Numism1 2014 2015 2016 100.00% R 62.94 62.94
3 Harry W. Bass 100.00% R 60.85 60.85
4 Virgil Brand 100.00% R 58.25 58.25
5 Amon Carter 100.00% R 56.75 56.75

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen Half Eagle Type Set (1795-1929) 2017 2018 2019 88.89% 65.21 54.34
DLH
2 HalfCentsAndMore 66.67% 58.97 43.00
3 Bustnut 77.78% 55.44 41.58
4 A Half For A Laugh 77.78% 60.02 38.76
5 Jesh 66.67% 63.70 35.83
6 Hansin Collection $5 Type Set 1795/1929 66.67% 48.67 33.46
7 MADELINE 66.67% 55.64 28.98
8 GregM 55.56% 60.09 27.54
9 AnkurJ's Half Eagles 55.56% 51.90 22.71
10 The Cumberland Valley Collection 44.44% 58.40 18.25
11 Rave HE YN 44.44% 55.33 17.29
12 TMAE 33.33% 54.50 13.63
13 CSF 33.33% 55.91 12.81
14 RKinnun 33.33% 47.50 11.88
15 PQueue's Half Eagles: $5 Type 22.22% 62.83 11.78
16 mentorwk 33.33% 58.33 10.94
17 RareRounds Half Eagle Type Set 33.33% 34.58 08.65
18 alr007 22.22% 53.43 07.79
19 The Jackrye Collection 33.33% 32.00 06.67
20 DARMAR NEW 22.22% 63.40 06.60

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