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Coins Certified as of 5/4

1849 Mint Set with Gold

Number of Required Coins : 23

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 65.439

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While the 1849 copper and silver Mint Set contains no great rarities, several of the "O" mint silver issues are quite scarce. The Quarter in particular is a condition rarity, with only a couple of pieces known in Mint State. The New Orleans Half Dime and Dime are also scarce in Mint State, though not as scarce as the Quarter. This year also marked the return of the circulation strike Half Cent, which had been suspended in 1835. Only Proofs were struck from 1840 through 1848. Several well-known 20th century collectors built 1849 Mint Sets including William Dunham, Waldo Newcomer and John Jay Pittman. The year also marked the first "new" coin since 1796. The Gold Dollar appeared this year, and an auspicious start it was, being struck at no fewer than four different mints. As one might guess, the "C" and "D" mint issues are the scarcest, but they are available even in Mint State for a high four figure to low five figure price. The Charlotte and Dahlonega Quarter and Half Eagles are tough coin especially in Mint State, as is the 1849-O Eagle. Most MS examples are low end, and have populations of fewer than half a dozen pieces.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 J.J. Pittman 91.30%51.11
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 51.114
% Complete 91.30%
Set Rating 49.244
51.11
49.24
2 Waldo Newcomer 100.00%37.78
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 38.024
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 38.024
38.02
38.02
3 Grand Tour 1849 Click to view Set Images 30.43%60.05 60.05 14.65
4 StielCollection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.74%55.72 55.72 12.23
Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Grand Tour 1849 Click to view Set Images 30.43%60.05 60.05 14.65
2 StielCollection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.74%55.72 55.72 12.23