PCGS Set Registry®
Ten Most Famous United States Ultra Rarities
Set Registry   U.S. Coins - Famous U.S. Coins Ten Most Famous United States Ultra Rarities

Number of Required Coins : 10

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 66.475

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This "Dream Team" of United States coins includes ten of the most famous American Rarities. Sure, they’re all ultra-rare and ultra-expensive, but every one of these coins is collectible. They show up infrequently and they usually set record prices when they do, but in any given year, collectors will have an opportunity to acquire one or more of these rarities. Talk about the ultimate bragging rights – only one person, Louis Eliasberg, has ever completed this set. Others (the Norweb family, Adolphe Menjou, and Will Neil) have come close but, as they say, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Even America’s own National Numismatic Collection is missing four of these rarities! Here are the ten coins that make up this spine-tingling set:

1913 Liberty Head Nickel – five known.
1894-S Barber Dime – eleven known.
1876-CC Twenty Cent Piece – less than 20 known.
1838-O Half Dollar – about a dozen known.
1804 Bust Dollar – eight Originals, seven Restrikes.
1870-S Seated Liberty Dollar – nine known.
1885 Trade Dollar – five known.
Coiled Hair "Stella" (1879 or 1880) – 10-12 known of each.
1907 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle – 20 known.
1927-D $20 – just over a dozen known.

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 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 64.600
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.600
64.60
64.60
2 Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection 60.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 62.714
% Complete 60.00%
Set Rating 43.900
62.71
43.90
3 The Norweb Family Click to view Set Images 70.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 62.643
% Complete 70.00%
Set Rating 43.850
62.64
43.85
4 Will W. Neil 70.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 60.231
% Complete 70.00%
Set Rating 39.150
60.23
39.15
5 Simpson Click to view Set Images 40.00% 66.31 26.53
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Simpson Click to view Set Images 40.00% 66.31 26.53
2 Driftwood famous coins 20.00% 63.33 09.50
3 Numism1 10.00% 64.00 03.20
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