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Coins Certified as of 9/3

Carson City Basic Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1870-1893)

Number of Required Coins : 10

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 65.870

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Few names in U.S. numismatics are as revered as the legendary "Carson City" mint, which by its very name, evokes images of the old West and all the romance associated with that era. The Carson City mint was active during the last quarter of the 19th century, and is most known for its large denomination silver and gold coinage, so popular in the west at that time. While the basic type set is not large, it certainly contains some very tough coins, particularly the Seated Liberty Dollar. That type was struck only from 1870 to 1873, and mintages for the last three years were miniscule to say the least. The $10 Liberty will also be tough, as most mintages were low. In fact, only the 1891 and 1892 enjoyed mintages over 25,000 pieces. Luckily, Morgan Dollars were struck in some quantity in Carson City, so getting this set started is within reach of most anyone. In any event, it would be difficult to find a set more representative of late 19th century American than this slice of the "old west."

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedSet Rating
1 Louis Eliasberg 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 65.037
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.037
65.04
65.04
2 TomBender Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 63.76 63.76
3 The Norweb Family 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 63.037
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 63.037
63.04
63.04
4 The Idaho Set 100.00%
Retired on 9/15/2009
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 62.704
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 62.704
62.70
62.70
5 pplath Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 62.22 62.22
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedSet Rating
1 TomBender Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 63.76 63.76
2 pplath Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 62.22 62.22
3 Carson City Type Set - Basic Click to view Set Images 100.00% 62.09 62.09
4 Ron Stone Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 61.41 61.41
5 Rian's Bequest Click to view Set Images 100.00% 59.52 59.52
6 Fresno Coin Gallery CC Type Click to view Set Images 100.00% 59.11 59.11
7 Merrimack Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 54.81 54.81
8 c.c.mike 100.00% 50.19 50.19
9 The Abe Curry Collection 100.00% 45.67 45.67
10 Dollarsandcents Click to Contact Owner 80.00% 50.61 43.11
11 ccroger Click to view Set Images 100.00% 42.07 42.07
12 rick's half dollars 60.00% 36.93 19.15
13 Harvey's CC Types Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 40.00% 56.67 18.89
14 Dabigkahuna Click to Contact Owner 70.00% 33.93 18.85
15 The Cumberland Valley Collection 40.00% 53.44 17.81
16 StielCollection Click to Contact Owner 30.00% 61.57 15.96
17 SoCal77 30.00% 49.75 14.74
18 Gift to My Son Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 40.00% 32.42 14.41
19 catalinareo (2) Click to view Set Images 40.00% 55.07 14.28
20 Hansin Collection Carson City Basic Circ. Type Set 1878/93 30.00% 60.75 13.50
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