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PCGS Set Registry® 85,296 Registered Sets

San Francisco Gold with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1854-1930)

Number of Required Items

229
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

63.616
A complete collection of the 225 circulation strike gold coins of the San Francisco mint is not a collection you will be completing. The unique 1870-S $3 resides in the Harry Bass Foundation, and will likely remain there for the forseeable future. Additionally, the incredibly rare 1854-S Half Eagle, of which three are known (and only two in private hands) has not traded in over 30 years. There will be a chance over the next couple of years when the Pogue collection is sold, but expect to pony up over $2 million if you expect to land this one. Not far behind is the 1854-S Quarter Eagle, with perhaps a dozen or so known. Certified examples span the gamut from Good-4 to AU-50 with none known in Mint State. Adding four varieties (one of which is the rare 1861-S Paquet Reverse $20) to an already "impossible" set does not help matters much, and few Set Registry participants have been brave enough to try to tackle this one.

All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Hansin Collection 1854/1930 SF Gold Circulation/With Varieties 16.59% 57.82 57.86 07.96
2 GregM 9.17% 58.54 58.54 03.70

Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Hansin Collection 1854/1930 SF Gold Circulation/With Varieties 16.59% 57.82 57.86 07.96
2 GregM 9.17% 58.54 58.54 03.70