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$4 Gold, Proof (1879-1880)

Number of Required Items

4
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.650

This is one of the most famous and popular sets in all of American numismatics. The odd denomination four dollar coin has been desired by collectors since their issuance in 1879 and 1880 – they are classic American rarities. The four issues were only produced in Proof format, each year with a Flowing Hair type and a Coiled Hair type. The 1879 and 1880 Coiled Hair coins are both very rare, while the 1880 Flowing Hair coin is only slightly more available. The 1879 Flowing Hair issue was issued in more substantial quantities, but their popularity has kept demand high. When completed, this is one of the most impressive numismatic items one could hope to own and always brings accolades when displayed.

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


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete %DCAM GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Simpson HOF 2015 2016 100.00% 25.00% 67.15 67.35 67.35
2 Superior Galleries 2006 2007 2008 2009 100.00% 25.00% 66.10 R 66.10 66.10
3 Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection 100.00% 0.00% 65.90 R 65.90 65.90
4 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 0.00% 65.60 R 65.60 65.60
5 Amon Carter 100.00% 0.00% 65.00 R 65.00 65.00

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete %DCAM GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Simpson HOF 2015 2016 100.00% 25.00% 67.15 67.35 67.35
2 D. L. Hansen 25.00% 0.00% 67.00 67.00 06.70