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1853 Mint Set

Number of Required Items

17
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

61.204
The reduced weight for the nation's circulating silver coins (Half Dime through Half Dollar) was marked both by arrows at the date, and enormous mintage figures to replenish the supply of circulating coins depleted by years of exports and melting. As a result, none of the "With Arrows" silver coins is at all difficult. However, because production of the Arrows coins did not begin until April, some "No Arrow" coins of the old standard were made in the first few months of the year. Of these, the 1853-O Half is the standout rarity, with only four specimens known and all are well-circulated. Expect to pay about a quarter of a million for even a low grade example.

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


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 James Swan 94.12% 58.50 R 58.50 45.50
2 J.J. Pittman 88.24% 61.89 R 61.89 43.56
3 The Norweb Family 94.12% 52.90 R 52.90 41.15
4 chacha467 YN 70.59% 49.07 49.07 25.44
5 Ramirez 58.82% 52.77 52.77 25.41

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 chacha467 YN 70.59% 49.07 49.07 25.44
2 Ramirez 58.82% 52.77 52.77 25.41
3 lostmountainman UPDATED 64.71% 44.31 44.31 21.33
4 jaenfield 52.94% 36.30 36.30 13.44
5 1853 knowledge 29.41% 63.80 63.80 11.81
6 Highland 23.53% 64.50 64.50 09.56
7 The Christine Collection 17.65% 49.60 49.60 09.19
8 The Cartwheel Collection 23.53% 53.25 53.25 07.89
9 Bear Creek Collection 23.53% 50.75 50.75 07.52
10 DMM 17.65% 61.67 61.67 06.85
11 1853 knowledge 17.65% 57.00 57.00 06.33
12 TigersFan 23.53% 27.80 27.80 05.15
13 mikedeppe 11.76% 30.00 30.00 02.22
14 Vinny Kid 5.88% 15.00 15.00 00.56