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Carson City Basic Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1870-1893)

Number of Required Items

10
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

65.870

Few names in U.S. numismatics are as revered as the legendary "Carson City" mint, which by its very name, evokes images of the old West and all the romance associated with that era. The Carson City mint was active during the last quarter of the 19th century, and is most known for its large denomination silver and gold coinage, so popular in the west at that time. While the basic type set is not large, it certainly contains some very tough coins, particularly the Seated Liberty Dollar. That type was struck only from 1870 to 1873, and mintages for the last three years were miniscule to say the least. The $10 Liberty will also be tough, as most mintages were low. In fact, only the 1891 and 1892 enjoyed mintages over 25,000 pieces. Luckily, Morgan Dollars were struck in some quantity in Carson City, so getting this set started is within reach of most anyone. In any event, it would be difficult to find a set more representative of late 19th century American than this slice of the "old west."


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% R 65.04 65.04
2 TomBender 2015 2016 100.00% 64.65 64.65
3 The Norweb Family 100.00% R 63.04 63.04
4 The Idaho Set 100.00% R 62.70 62.70
5 pplath 100.00% 62.33 62.33

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 TomBender 2015 2016 100.00% 64.65 64.65
2 pplath 100.00% 62.33 62.33
3 Carson City Type Set - Basic 2014 100.00% 62.24 62.24
4 Ron Stone Collection 2013 100.00% 61.41 61.41
5 Fresno Coin Gallery CC Type UPDATED 100.00% 57.94 57.94
6 Rian's Bequest Carson City Type Set 100.00% 52.33 52.33
7 c.c.mike 100.00% 50.19 50.19
8 The Abe Curry Collection 100.00% 45.67 45.67
9 Dollarsandcents 90.00% 51.17 45.48
10 ccroger 100.00% 42.07 42.07
11 White Pine Collection 90.00% 40.69 39.19
12 luv2hay 70.00% 46.35 29.19
13 Hansin Collection Carson City Basic Circ. Type Set 1878/93 50.00% 59.38 26.39
14 rick's half dollars 60.00% 37.00 19.19
15 Harvey's CC Types 40.00% 56.67 18.89
16 Dabigkahuna 70.00% 33.93 18.85
17 lostmountainman 60.00% 35.64 18.48
18 Merrimack Collection 40.00% 62.00 18.37
19 The Cumberland Valley Collection 40.00% 53.44 17.81
20 SoCal77 30.00% 49.75 14.74

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