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Coins Certified as of 7/1

1829 Mint Set with Gold

Number of Required Coins : 7

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 66.955

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The 1829 Mint Set marked the return of the Half Dime after a nearly quarter century hiatus. Production of quarters was suspended this year, and would not return until 1831 when the new smaller-diameter planchet would be introduced. Fortunately for the collector, none of the 1829 Copper or Silver issues is particularly scarce so this is a set that can be completed without much difficulty. If you're looking for difficulty, include the gold. While the Quarter Eagle can be had for a price (mid five-figures to be sure) the Half Eagle is a major rarity. Even though originally struck in fairly high quantity (for the period) and in two varieties (large and small diameter), it is prohibitively rare in nearly all conditions due to nearly the entire mintage being exported and melted shortly after being struck. No circulated examples have been certified by PCGS, and only five Mint State pieces have been graded in 30 years. Opportunities to acquire one happen maybe once every decade or so, and currently would likely command a mid to upper six-figure price should one surface.

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 William Dunham 100.00%62.00
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 62.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 62.000
62.00
62.00
2 Garrett Collection 100.00%59.18
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 59.182
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 59.182
59.18
59.18
3 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 85.71%61.86
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 62.000
% Complete 85.71%
Set Rating 39.455
62.00
39.45
4 The Norweb Family 85.71%53.29
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 53.286
% Complete 85.71%
Set Rating 33.909
53.29
33.91
5 lostmountainman 57.14%44.50 44.50 16.18
Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 lostmountainman 57.14%44.50 44.50 16.18