Number of Required Coins : 4

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 67.400

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In 1787, Massachusetts began minting Half Cents and Cents – the first American coins to bear the word "CENT." The obverse design features an American Indian holding a longbow in one hand and an arrow in another. The reverse features a heraldic eagle – a design that was later copied on official U.S. coins. In general, the quality of the Massachusetts coins was above-average for a colonial issue, with nicer planchets and bolder strikes. The Basic Set consists of four coins, including one of each denomination issued in 1787 and 1788. This is an affordable set that, with a little determination, can even be completed in Uncirculated condition.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Garrett Collection 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 62.800
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 62.800
62.80
62.80
2 The Norweb Family 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 61.800
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 61.800
61.80
61.80
3 Louis Eliasberg 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 60.200
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 60.200
60.20
60.20
4 Philly Connection - Massachusetts Basic Set 1787-1788 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 75.00% 56.00 33.60
5 Bochiman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 50.00% 51.67 31.00
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Philly Connection - Massachusetts Basic Set 1787-1788 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 75.00% 56.00 33.60
2 Bochiman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 50.00% 51.67 31.00
3 Alamo Collection 50.00% 63.50 25.40
4 kdog29 50.00% 33.33 20.00
5 mwd68 25.00% 45.00 18.00
6 OldSycamore 50.00% 42.50 17.00
7 Highland 25.00% 50.00 10.00