Most Popular Half Dollar Series
I was thinking about Liberty Seated Half Dollars given the 1843 Seated Half with Wild Reverse Die Cracks... thread by @MrEureka and my love of the Liberty Seated series, which got me wondering about popularity of various series. I wanted to compare these to say the Capped Bust Half Dollar series and was surprised by what I found:
- 363 Early Half Dollars - Major Sets
- 134 Liberty Seated Half Dollars - Major Sets
- 222 Barber Half Dollars Major - Sets
- 733 Walking Liberty Half Dollars - Major Sets
- 2,334 Franklin Half Dollars - Major Sets
- 1,503 Kennedy Half Dollars - Major Sets
I even checked Commemoratives:
- 455 Silver Commemoratives 50 Piece Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1892-1954) - Major Sets
- 147 Silver Commemoratives 144 Piece Mintmark & Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1892-1954) - Major Sets
I was surprised that Liberty Seated Half Dollars have the fewest sets given the LSCC to promote them.
I was also surprised by the strength of Frankies, Go Ben!
So... given the above, are the Liberty Seated Half Dollars one of the rarest sets to collect?