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Indian Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1859-1909)

Number of Required Items

107
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

69.638

The Indian cent is one of the most famous of all United States coins. It is a lengthy (51 years) and challenging series. There have been thousands of collectors who have put together sets of Indian cents, but most collections are comprised of low grade circulated coins. A collection of Indian cents is a major accomplishment, particularly if they are in gem condition and are full red or cameo examples. The key date of the circulation strikes has always been considered to be the low mintage 1877. Some other early dates, including the 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872 and 1873 are difficult to locate in top condition. In the proofs, it's not only the ultra-rare 1864-L that's a major challenge. Today, there are collectors vying for every date in the proof series with an ardor that is unprecedented. The proofs are beautiful and historic coins with small mintages, relatively low survival rates and an inclination to become spotty and/or cloud up. Another great (and fun) challenge!

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 ESM 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 67.74 68.20 68.20
2 TomBender 2011 100.00% 67.63 R 68.10 68.10
3 chugum 100.00% 64.84 64.84 64.84
4 johnnylaw 100.00% 57.25 57.25 57.25
5 D. L. Hansen. Indian Cents Basic Set. (1859-1909) 57.94% 66.69 66.69 45.83

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 ESM 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 67.74 68.20 68.20
2 chugum 100.00% 64.84 64.84 64.84
3 johnnylaw 100.00% 57.25 57.25 57.25
4 D. L. Hansen. Indian Cents Basic Set. (1859-1909) 57.94% 66.69 66.69 45.83
5 Penny Saved is a Penny Earned 80.37% 52.99 52.99 36.42
6 lostmountainman 67.29% 58.35 58.35 31.80
7 jdbooth 32.71% 26.68 26.68 05.86
8 croakerbc 14.95% 53.67 53.67 04.32
9 mikedeppe 25.23% 22.58 22.58 03.63
10 Neibaur Collection 3.74% 15.29 15.29 00.33
11 Vinny Kid 2.80% 2.00 2.00 00.05