Number of Required Coins : 9

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 66.550

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This is the first small cent issued. In the opinion of most collectors it is also the most beautiful copper (or copper-nickel) coin ever struck. There are five pieces in circulation strike, but each one is a classic. There's the rare and ultra-popular 1856, the oh-so-tough-to-locate overdate of 1858/7, and the three "common dates." For the proofs, the collector will need the rare 1856, the 1857 and the Small and Large Letters 1858. A short set, yes, but one that's a tremendous challenge as well, especially in MS65 and PR65.

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 FJ Collection Flying Eagles Click to view Set Images 100.00% 64.45 64.45
2 ESM Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.30 64.30
3 MarkBen Click to Contact Owner 88.89% 65.17 58.65
4 chugum Click to view Set Images 88.89% 63.44 57.10
5 Piomingo Click to Contact Owner 66.67% 65.27 35.90
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 FJ Collection Flying Eagles Click to view Set Images 100.00% 64.45 64.45
2 ESM Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.30 64.30
3 MarkBen Click to Contact Owner 88.89% 65.17 58.65
4 chugum Click to view Set Images 88.89% 63.44 57.10
5 Piomingo Click to Contact Owner 66.67% 65.27 35.90
6 lostmountainman 33.33% 46.00 06.90
7 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 22.22% 52.00 05.20
8 mikedeppe 22.22% 42.50 04.25
9 jdbooth Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 33.33% 4.43 01.55