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U.S. Three Cents Complete Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1851-1889)

Number of Required Items

90
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

69.415

When the proofs are included with the circulation strike three cent pieces, you have a real challenge. As most know, proof coins prior to the end of the 1850s were not sold directly to the public, and as such are rare to say the least. In particular, the 1854 and 1855 three cent silver proofs are significant rarities and even locating one is not easy. There are three proof-only issues in the three cent nickel series, but aside from the 1877, they should not be too difficult.

Notes: This set has bonus points. 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 chugum 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 98.89% 64.14 64.14 63.43
2 D. L. Hansen. Three Cent Complete (1851- 1889) UPDATED 77.78% 66.18 66.33 43.41
3 SCARSDALE 47.78% 65.20 65.23 41.01
4 lostmountainman 51.11% 57.39 57.39 14.56
5 Neibaur Collection 4.44% 21.75 21.75 00.32

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 chugum 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 98.89% 64.14 64.14 63.43
2 D. L. Hansen. Three Cent Complete (1851- 1889) UPDATED 77.78% 66.18 66.33 43.41
3 SCARSDALE 47.78% 65.20 65.23 41.01
4 lostmountainman 51.11% 57.39 57.39 14.56
5 Neibaur Collection 4.44% 21.75 21.75 00.32