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Even though this series is filled with expensive rarities, this is a set that has been collected by many over the years. In the circulation strikes, the 1861 Philadelphia issue with the Paquet reverse is the #1 rarity. Other classic dates include the 1854-O, 1856-O, 1870-CC, 1882 and several others. The proofs are rare. Any coin in this series is going to cost over $50,000 in Proof 65 condition, and that's not counting the ultra-rarities, if you can find them at any price. Both the 1883 and 1884 are "Proof-only" issues, meaning that no pieces were struck for circulation. The 1859 is a major rarity, with only one piece certified (and that's a lightly circulated Proof 55 coin). The incredible challenge in both time and money is more than offset by the reward. This set covers the pre-Civil War years of 1850-60 through much of the first decade of the 20th century. History, rarity, beauty, value...it's all here!
Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.