1797 Mint Set with Gold
The 1797 Mint Set is one of the more "complete" sets for the period, lacking only the Quarter for a "full run" of denominations. However the Half Dollar, being of the exceedingly tough "Small Eagle Reverse" type, makes this set quite difficult to complete. Even the lowest quality example will require a $20,000+ expenditure, and the finest examples of this date surpass $1 million! Anything decent, figure on around $75,000. The remaining coins in the set, while far more affordable, are not easy to find in a pleasing, high grade condition. Poor planchets, primitive machinery and heavy use have left very few well struck, attractive examples on today's market. Due to the transition in design from the Small to the Large Eagle reverse on our gold coins, a total of five gold coins is required for this set. The Quarter Eagle, with a mintage of only 427 pieces, displays only the Large Eagle reverse. Fewer than 30 survive, and nearly all of these are circulated. Mint State pieces are exceedingly rare. Both of the Half Eagles, (Large and Small Eagle) are quite rare, and command high five to low six figure prices in high circulated grades. The Small Eagle $10 is also quite tough, but the Heraldic Eagle style of 1797 is easily the most obtainable of the five gold coins required for the set.
Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.
All-Time Finest (All Eras)
|Rank||Set Name||% Complete||GPA Weighted||GPA with Top
|1||Louis Eliasberg||100.00%||55.67||R 55.71||55.71||
|2||D. L. Hansen 1797 Mint Set with Gold 2019||100.00%||51.82||51.89||51.89|
|4||Garrett Collection||100.00%||42.17||R 42.17||42.17||
|5||The Norweb Family||90.91%||47.00||R 47.00||41.40||