Number of Required Coins : 5

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 68.000

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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 and deductions. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Corum Collection 100.00% 66.63 66.63
2 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 66.375
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.375
66.38
66.38
3 RKinnun Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.50 65.50
4 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.25 65.25
5 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.63 64.63
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Corum Collection 100.00% 66.63 66.63
2 RKinnun Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.50 65.50
3 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.25 65.25
4 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.63 64.63
5 BCD* 2&3 circ knowledge Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 64.50 64.50
6 DMM 100.00% 63.88 63.88
7 Mike's First Year Issue of Two and Three Cent Coins Set II Click to view Set Images 100.00% 63.75 63.75
8 The Trottier Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 63.63 63.63
9 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 100.00% 61.63 61.63
10 McKown Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 59.38 59.38
11 R Castelino Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 80.00% 66.86 58.50
12 The Cumberland Valley Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 57.81 57.81
13 Dennis Doeppenschmidt Click to Contact Owner 80.00% 65.29 57.13
14 Goldfinger's Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 55.00 55.00
15 Scarsdale Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 60.00% 66.33 49.75
16 Miss Coco Puff's Circulated Strike Two & Three Cent Type Set Click to view Set Images 100.00% 48.50 48.50
17 dimesthrutime Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 45.63 45.63
18 shsusa - 2&3C Type, Circ 1851-89 80.00% 60.25 45.19
19 The Wydeven Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 44.13 44.13
20 Hansin Collection 2&3 Cent Circ. Type Set 1851/89 60.00% 67.00 41.88
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