Draped Bust $5 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1795-1807)

Number of
Required Items
15
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
64.036
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 first Half Eagles struck between 1795 and 1798 appeared with both a small and large eagle reverse; the former being the rarest. A literal handful of 1798s were struck with the Small Eagle reverse, and it is today one of the most famous and highly publicized U.S. Half Eagles. It has always been held in high esteem by collectors. A mere seven pieces are known today, with prices well into the mid-six figures. No mint state pieces are known. The Large Eagle reverse pieces dated 1798 and later are more widely available, but with AU and better examples worth over $10,000, they can hardly be called "common."

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 D. Brent Pogue Collection 2015 100.00% 62.05 R 63.20 63.20
SBG
2 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 53.79 R 53.79 53.79
3 D. L. Hansen Collection. $5 Gold (1795-1807) 93.33% 58.39 58.52 48.07
D.
4 Garrett Collection 100.00% 46.43 R 46.50 46.50
5 Naples IV Collection 86.67% 59.11 59.11 46.45

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen Collection. $5 Gold (1795-1807) 93.33% 58.39 58.52 48.07
D.
2 Naples IV Collection 86.67% 59.11 59.11 46.45
3 St. Jude 80.00% 56.29 56.29 38.20
4 White Oak River Draped Bust $5 Gold 60.00% 52.50 52.50 16.88
5 The Allagash Collection 40.00% 56.92 56.92 12.20
6 SilverCal's Draped Bust $5 Basic 33.33% 61.80 61.80 11.04
7 MADELINE 33.33% 43.80 43.80 07.82