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Two and Three Cent Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1851-1889)

Number of Required Items

5
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.000

The severe shortage of specie during and shortly after the Civil War gave rise to several low denomination coins made from base metals. The copper two cent piece, and the nickel three and five cent pieces all made their appearance between 1864 and 1866. The tiny three cent silver piece was originally designed to purchase a postage stamp and had been around since 1851. A set of these "odd" denomination coins really transports one back to the mid-19th century, where one can imagine the relief many merchants must have felt having "small change" again. Because there are no 18th or early 19th century coins here, and because quantities minted were high at their introduction, none of these coins will be too difficult or expensive to acquire, unless you're looking for the absolute top grades.

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


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 Corum Collection 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 66.88 66.88
1 Hansin Collection 2&3 Cent Circ. Type Set 1851/89 2016 100.00% 66.88 66.88
3 tompet38 100.00% 66.81 66.81
4 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% R 66.38 66.38
5 RKinnun 100.00% 65.75 65.75

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 Corum Collection 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 66.88 66.88
1 Hansin Collection 2&3 Cent Circ. Type Set 1851/89 2016 100.00% 66.88 66.88
3 tompet38 100.00% 66.81 66.81
4 RKinnun 100.00% 65.75 65.75
5 Golbrecht's Raisinet Collection 100.00% 65.38 65.38
5 The Gypsy Collection 2012 100.00% 65.38 65.38
7 AllSaints 100.00% 64.88 64.88
8 Bear Creek Collection 100.00% 64.63 64.63
9 BCD* 2&3 circ knowledge 100.00% 64.50 64.50
10 Mike's First Year Issue of Two and Three Cent Coins Set II 100.00% 63.75 63.75
11 The Old North State Collection 100.00% 63.38 63.38
12 Indian Bend Twosie - Threesie 100.00% 63.00 63.00
13 lostmountainman 100.00% 62.00 62.00
14 epiduralman 100.00% 61.38 61.38
15 McKown Collection 100.00% 59.38 59.38
16 trooper (2) 100.00% 59.25 59.25
17 R Castelino 80.00% 66.86 58.50
18 The Cumberland Valley Collection 100.00% 57.81 57.81
19 shsusa - 2&3C Type, Circ 1851-89 100.00% 57.69 57.69
20 Dennis Doeppenschmidt 80.00% 65.29 57.13

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