Number of Required Coins : 18

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 59.476

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"Necessity is the mother of invention" and these coins are the best expression of that ancient axiom. These are token and private issues, used in most cases to promote commercial interests or to provide a small change where none existed. Some were commemorative in nature (the Rhode Island Ship medal); others were utilitarian (Chalmers silver coins and Texas Jolas); others were commercial (Talbot, Allum & Lee Cents and Myddleton tokens); and others were downright deceptive (Machin’s Mills). But, all are fun to collect! The challenge is to obtain as many different types in the best possible 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 88.89%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 49.811
% Complete 88.89%
Set Rating 41.905
2 The Troy Wiseman & Son's Collection Click to view Set Images 83.33%
Retired on 9/8/2006
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 50.067
% Complete 83.33%
Set Rating 35.762
3 Alamo Collection 77.78% 53.18 32.08
4 The Norweb Family 72.22%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 51.694
% Complete 72.22%
Set Rating 29.540
Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Alamo Collection 77.78% 53.18 32.08