Number of Required Coins : 5

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 68.405

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The severe shortage of specie during and shortly after the Civil War gave rise to several low denomination coins made from base metals. The copper two cent piece, and the nickel three and five cent pieces all made their appearance between 1864 and 1866. The tiny three cent silver piece was originally designed to purchase a postage stamp and had been around since 1851. A set of these "odd" denomination coins really transports one back to the mid-19th century, where one can imagine the relief many merchants must have felt having "small change" again. Because there are no 18th or early 19th century coins here, and because quantities minted were high at their introduction, none of these coins will be too difficult or expensive to acquire, unless you're looking for the absolute top grades.

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 Flambeau Two and Three Cent Type Set 100.00%
Retired on 5/26/2011
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 67.095
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 67.095
67.24
67.24
2 Corum Collection 100.00% 66.81 66.81
3 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 66.476
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.476
66.48
66.48
4 Larry Shapiro Two & Three Centers Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 12/10/2006
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 66.286
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.286
66.29
66.29
5 Glacier Rams Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.95 65.95
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Corum Collection 100.00% 66.81 66.81
2 Glacier Rams Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.95 65.95
3 driftwood two and three cent type set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.90 65.90
4 Jesh Two and Three Cent Type Set (1851-1889) Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.57 65.57
5 RKinnun Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.52 65.52
6 DeathStar 100.00% 65.48 65.48
6 DeathStar (2) 100.00% 65.48 65.48
6 DeathStar (3) 100.00% 65.48 65.48
9 Dennis Doeppenschmidt Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 65.43 65.43
10 The Trottier Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.36 65.36
11 Hansin Collection 2/3 Cent Type Set 1851/89 100.00% 65.33 65.33
12 Gobrecht's Raisinet Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.29 65.29
13 DeathStar (4) 100.00% 65.14 65.14
14 Accordion 100.00% 64.57 64.57
14 2 & 3 knowledge Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 64.57 64.57
16 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.10 64.10
17 Mike's First Year Issue of Two and Three Cent Coins Set I Click to view Set Images 100.00% 63.90 63.90
18 chugum 100.00% 63.67 63.67
19 DMM 100.00% 63.52 63.52
20 Indian Bend Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 63.19 63.19
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