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1861 Mint Set

Number of Required Items

11
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

66.500
As the nation descended into Civil War, small change (particularly silver coins) quickly disappeared from circulation. While mintages remained high, hoarding resulted in severe shortages, and tokens, postage currency and fractional paper money quickly replaced "hard metal" coins. Both the 1861-S Dime and Quarter are scarce coins, and the Quarter is unknown in Mint State! The nation's few coin collectors were located on the East Coast, so very few (if any) San Francisco coins were preserved in Uncirculated condition.

All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 50.18 R 50.18 50.18
2 Carlos T Ramirez 100.00% 49.97 R 49.97 49.97
3 Three Rivers Collection 2012 2013 100.00% 44.59 R 44.59 44.59
4 The War Against Northern Aggression - Silver 63.64% 51.68 51.68 29.76
5 Meeks 1861 Set 72.73% 56.63 56.63 27.45

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The War Against Northern Aggression - Silver 63.64% 51.68 51.68 29.76
2 Meeks 1861 Set 72.73% 56.63 56.63 27.45
3 Louie Belle (Phillips) Knight (1861-1936) 63.64% 55.43 55.43 23.52
4 lostmountainman 63.64% 40.27 40.27 18.30
5 Tom's 1861 Set 54.55% 62.78 62.78 17.12
6 jaenfield 45.45% 36.18 36.18 12.06
7 musky1011 45.45% 45.00 45.00 10.91
8 stargazer1 27.27% 45.00 45.00 08.18
9 Bochiman 27.27% 53.20 53.20 08.06
10 Mr. Lincoln’s War - Silver 9.09% 30.00 30.00 04.55
11 TigersFan 9.09% 25.00 25.00 02.27