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U.S. Cents Complete Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1793-present)

Number of Required Items

223
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.110

While other denominations come and go, or pass through periods where their striking is suspended for several years, the humble cent goes on. It has been minted continuously, every year since 1793 save only one year, 1815, and that was due to a copper shortage stemming from the War of 1812. For a fascinating panorama of the history of American Coinage, it's hard to beat this set. From the first Chain Cents of 1793, though the beloved Indian Cents of the Civil War era to the ubiquitous Lincoln Cent, the cent truly tells the story of our nation's coinage. Fortunately as well, none of the dates are unaffordable. Not all are inexpensive though, and the 1793, 1799 and 1804 will present something of a challenge. In fact, finding a truly choice 1799 or 1804 is downright difficult. However, lower grade examples can be found, and when complete, few sets can match the date set of cents an unbroken story of U.S. coinage.

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


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 High Desert 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 99.55% 67.38 67.30
2 ESM 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 99.55% 66.08 66.00
3 lostmountainman 98.21% 49.76 47.70
4 Enfield Collection 91.93% R 47.08 40.77
5 Penny Saved is a Penny Earned 98.65% 39.85 38.95

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 High Desert 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 99.55% 67.38 67.30
2 ESM 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 99.55% 66.08 66.00
3 lostmountainman 98.21% 49.76 47.70
4 Penny Saved is a Penny Earned 98.65% 39.85 38.95
5 The R.S.Gore Collection 68.61% 63.72 35.37
6 Water Sports Collection 99.10% 33.86 33.46
7 Finest Cents 65.92% 65.80 33.10
8 Mataafa 70.40% 61.37 32.98
9 mikedeppe 67.26% 28.62 18.54
10 Reynolds 50.67% 67.68 17.82
11 croakerbc 35.43% 61.68 17.56
12 Brown'sFamily 48.43% 59.07 15.07
13 ajia 42.60% 47.75 12.01
14 TigersFan 26.91% 48.36 10.90
15 Brown'sFamily (2) 38.12% 68.16 09.86
16 Spooly 28.70% 44.77 09.14
17 LaurelAnn 17.49% 48.12 07.65
18 Neibaur Collection 26.01% 39.47 06.32
19 Bear Creek Collection 11.21% 60.47 05.95
20 Simple Man 14.80% 54.59 05.50

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