Number of Required Coins : 147

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 66.373

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The types listed in this set were based on the list in the United States Coinage, A Study by Type. In this book, award winning authors, Ron Guth and Jeff Garrett, used the following characteristics to determine type:
1.) A legally mandated change to the design on either side of a coin.
2.) A change to the design (on either side of a coin) that can be seen with the naked eye.
3.) A major change in the technological processes used to create coins.

We also included the more recent Lincoln centennial series, the Jefferson Nickel Westward series, the Jefferson Return to Monticello, the Washington Quarter commemorative series, Presidential Dollar issues, and the Sacagawea Native American series. This set requires the first year each type was minted. With many of the first year issues scarce, completion of this set is a challenge.

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

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 816redline22 Click to view Set Images 87.76%
Retired on 2/4/2009
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 62.579
% Complete 90.85%
Set Rating 56.573
62.58
56.14
2 Garrett Collection 76.19%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 57.455
% Complete 76.19%
Set Rating 51.189
57.46
51.19
3 RKinnun Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 80.95% 48.39 32.41
4 Mike's First Year of Issue Type Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 79.59% 45.40 29.01
5 The Malibu Collection of First Year U.S. Type Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 43.54% 60.99 20.71
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 RKinnun Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 80.95% 48.39 32.41
2 Mike's First Year of Issue Type Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 79.59% 45.40 29.01
3 The Malibu Collection of First Year U.S. Type Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 43.54% 60.99 20.71
4 1st year Love Type Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 47.62% 59.87 17.11
5 driftwood Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 41.50% 65.84 15.88
6 lostmountainman 43.54% 47.64 10.17
7 shsusa - First Yr of Issue Type - 1793 -present Click to view Set Images 38.10% 48.19 08.14
8 The Good Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 29.93% 60.70 07.46
9 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 25.17% 57.98 05.43
10 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 20.41% 66.79 04.92
11 cardinal 12.93% 64.14 04.73
12 Cen-Cal 21.77% 61.33 03.96
13 Magicman Click to Contact Owner 16.33% 59.29 03.10
14 ajia Click to Contact Owner 21.09% 42.13 02.91
15 dahm69 Click to view Set Images 14.97% 62.93 02.80
16 The Mifflin Collection 12.93% 64.19 02.66
17 J.W.M. Collection 13.61% 68.41 02.31
18 Brian Carpenter Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.29% 65.62 02.12
19 tgwinbr Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.24% 65.05 02.00
20 cowboy2231 Click to Contact Owner 11.56% 66.71 01.74
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