Capped Bust $2-1/2 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1808-1834)

Number of
Required Items
12
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
66.375
The early gold coins of the United States are among the most coveted and rarest items in the numismatic world. This is due both to extremely limited original mintages as well as prolific melting that took place during the late 1820s and early 1830s when the bullion value of the coins exceeded their face value. The Capped Bust Quarter eagles were struck intermittently during this period, with none made between 1809 and 1820. The 1808 is a one year type coin, and consequently enjoys substantial demand from those seeking a complete US type set. Most of the remaining dates are about equal in rarity, but a nice AU or better example will run into the low five-figure range.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 57.16 R 57.41 57.41
2 D. L. Hansen Capped Bust 2-1/2 Gold (1808-1834) 2018 2019 100.00% 56.09 56.28 56.28
D.
3 The Norweb Family 100.00% 39.88 R 39.88 39.88

Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen Capped Bust 2-1/2 Gold (1808-1834) 2018 2019 100.00% 56.09 56.28 56.28
D.