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Coins Certified as of 6/25

1839 Mint Set with Gold

Number of Required Coins : 19

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 65.788

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1839 was a transitional year for the Half Dollar, with both the Capped Bust (Reeded Edge) type as well as the new Liberty Seated type being struck this year. The latter featured two slightly different designs, both with, and without drapery behind Miss Liberty's left arm. In its second year of operation, the New Orleans Mint struck Half Dimes and Dimes of the Liberty Seated Type, while the Half Dollars were of the older Capped Bust design. On the cents, a variety of different transitional heads between the older Coronet and new Braided hair design were tried. While none of the Copper or Silver issues of 1839 are major rarities, the 1839-O and the No Drapery half are condition rarities in the upper MS grades. The gold for 1839 features both mintmark rarities as well as a rare design type. Four Quarter Eagles were struck; in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Charlotte and Dahlonega and three Half Eagles were struck in all mints but New Orleans. As would be the case for the twenty years or so, the "C" and "D" mint issues were struck in limited quantities, and are today both in high demand and costly. The Eagle appeared with two distinctly different obverse head styles, the earlier "Type of 1838" being coveted today by type collectors as well as series collectors. Needless to say, high grade examples are rare, and command a mid six-figure price.

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 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 94.74%58.72
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 58.717
% Complete 94.74%
Set Rating 53.379
58.72
53.38
2 J.J. Pittman 89.47%47.81
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 47.814
% Complete 89.47%
Set Rating 42.742
47.81
42.74
3 Cool Coins Click to view Set Images 42.11%45.00 45.00 19.09
4 StielCollection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.05%46.60 47.13 10.71
Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Cool Coins Click to view Set Images 42.11%45.00 45.00 19.09
2 StielCollection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.05%46.60 47.13 10.71