Capped Bust Half Dollars Classic Set, Circulation Strikes (1807-1839)

Number of
Required Items
86
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
65.836
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 a couple of collectors have 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. The Classic set (short of the Specialty sets by Overton die variety) adds seven coins to the Major Variety set, though none are of the caliber of the coins already mentioned.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 The Link Early American Silver Complete Variety Set of Lettered and Reeded Edge Capped Half Dollars HOF 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 10 100.00% 63.10 64.34 64.34
2 Earlyhalves 100.00% 57.85 57.92 57.92
3 Chicago 100.00% 57.73 57.79 57.79
4 coins that look Gem 96.51% 61.68 61.73 57.61
5 Bustnut 100.00% 55.78 R 55.78 55.78

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 The Link Early American Silver Complete Variety Set of Lettered and Reeded Edge Capped Half Dollars HOF 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 10 100.00% 63.10 64.34 64.34
2 Earlyhalves 100.00% 57.85 57.92 57.92
3 Chicago 100.00% 57.73 57.79 57.79
4 coins that look Gem 96.51% 61.68 61.73 57.61
5 D. L. Hansen. Capped Bust Half Dollar. Complete (1807-1839) 96.51% 59.31 59.37 53.62
DLH
6 The Whidbey Island Collection 97.67% 57.53 57.53 52.30
7 The Coastal Collection Complete Variety 97.67% 54.41 54.41 49.47
8 gpeters 95.35% 54.47 54.47 48.20
9 Zin's Bust Half Dollars Complete Variety, including Reeded Edge 90.70% 57.31 57.31 44.46
10 The Merelind Collection 97.67% 47.53 47.53 43.21
11 The DS Collection 97.67% 43.25 43.25 39.32
12 rick's half dollars 95.35% 43.32 43.32 38.07
13 JJM Bust Halves 72.09% 51.48 51.48 34.95
JJM
14 Tolbert Collection 87.21% 39.16 39.16 32.99
15 D. L. Hansen Capped Bust Half Dollar (2nd Set) 59.30% 57.86 57.86 31.21
DLH
16 bon odori 68.60% 45.77 45.77 27.18
17 lostmountainman 60.47% 34.49 34.49 15.26
18 BustHalfBrian YN 18.60% 27.58 27.58 05.18
19 Karmahin_1 10.47% 45.67 45.67 04.15
Pua
20 Tunis 19.77% 37.35 37.35 03.85

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