Number of Required Coins : 43

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 62.194

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The money used in the American colonies included a diverse assortment of coins and tokens. Some were made on American soil (with or without legal authority), others were made in foreign lands expressly for circulation in the Colonies, and others were never meant to circulate here, but did.

This Basic Design Set includes one example of each readily attainable major type of early coins and tokens used by the colonists. The toughest items to locate are the Higley Copper, New York Excelsior and Myddleton Token. Most of the remaining items are available, and with patience and a bit of searching the Basic Design Set can be completed.

This set that is rich in history, intrigue, and the romantic vision of beginning life in a new world. Learning about American history is a great side-benefit of collecting early American coins and tokens.

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 Garrett Collection 95.35%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 57.242
% Complete 95.35%
Set Rating 56.388
57.24
56.39
2 The Troy Wiseman & Son's Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 9/8/2006
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 53.769
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 53.769
53.77
53.77
3 Alamo Collection 95.35% 57.50 51.49
4 Palos Verdes Collection Click to view Set Images 93.02%
Retired on 8/5/2009
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 56.554
% Complete 93.02%
Set Rating 51.067
56.55
51.07
5 The Norweb Family 88.37%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 53.344
% Complete 88.37%
Set Rating 49.761
53.34
49.76
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Alamo Collection 95.35% 57.50 51.49
2 SurfCity 74.42% 43.03 30.50
3 ghrays Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 81.40% 35.56 23.09
4 The Amherst Collection Click to view Set Images 44.19% 61.60 20.69
5 Blue Angel Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 25.58% 48.63 18.87
6 Spunk Period Collection Click to view Set Images 65.12% 39.56 18.30
7 SHS-USA - Early Amer Basic Click to view Set Images 48.84% 40.00 12.54
8 Zinsser Dog Collection Click to view Set Images 60.47% 23.86 11.75
9 metalbox 39.53% 33.65 10.04
10 ~ The Maddy Rae Collection of Early America ~ Click to view Set Images 18.60% 50.35 09.77
11 The Tobeys of Massachusetts Click to Contact Owner 25.58% 59.34 08.41
12 kdog29 32.56% 35.37 07.13
13 23pairer Colonials 25.58% 25.19 03.95
14 Peter's Old Coins and Tokens Click to Contact Owner 20.93% 40.00 03.88
15 Highland Click to view Set Images 13.95% 31.54 03.06
16 mwd68 13.95% 37.80 02.82
17 Deseret Pines Collection Click to view Set Images 11.63% 27.54 02.67
18 MidLifeCrisis Click to view Set Images 4.65% 40.00 00.90
19 The Hunterdon Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.33% 45.00 00.67