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Maryland Basic Set (1659)

Number of Required Items

4
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

52.286

Ah, vanity! Cecil Calvert, upon becoming the Lord of Maryland, decided to strike coins for use in his colony. What better way to advertise himself than to place his portrait on the front of the coins and his family’s crest on the reverse. For circulation, he produced a Fourpence, a Sixpence, and a Shilling, all of which saw limited production and use. The copper "Penny" (or more properly "Denarium") was most likely a pattern issue and is extremely rare. So, to complete this set, you’ll need only four coins, one of which is nearly impossible to find and all of which are difficult to obtain in high grade.

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 Louis Eliasberg 75.00% 59.75 R 60.75 34.71
2 The Norweb Family 75.00% 49.00 R 49.00 28.00
3 Garrett Collection 75.00% 35.00 R 35.00 20.00
4 Maryland Collection 50.00% 38.33 38.33 16.43
5 Alamo Collection 50.00% 40.00 40.00 11.43

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Maryland Collection 50.00% 38.33 38.33 16.43
2 Alamo Collection 50.00% 40.00 40.00 11.43