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First Year of Issue Type Set (1793-present)

Number of Required Items

147
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

66.416

The types listed in this set were based on the list in the United States Coinage, A Study by Type. In this book, award winning authors, Ron Guth and Jeff Garrett, used the following characteristics to determine type:
1.) A legally mandated change to the design on either side of a coin.
2.) A change to the design (on either side of a coin) that can be seen with the naked eye.
3.) A major change in the technological processes used to create coins.

We also included the more recent Lincoln centennial series, the Jefferson Nickel Westward series, the Jefferson Return to Monticello, the Washington Quarter commemorative series, Presidential Dollar issues, and the Sacagawea Native American series. This set requires the first year each type was minted. With many of the first year issues scarce, completion of this set is a challenge.

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 816redline22 2008 87.76% R 62.58 56.14
2 D. L. Hansen. First Year Type Set Complete UPDATED 87.76% 61.37 49.97
3 Garrett Collection 74.83% R 57.58 49.79
4 RKinnun 75.51% 47.40 30.51
5 Mike's First Year of Issue Type Set UPDATED 78.23% 44.31 27.84

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 D. L. Hansen. First Year Type Set Complete UPDATED 87.76% 61.37 49.97
2 RKinnun 75.51% 47.40 30.51
3 Mike's First Year of Issue Type Set UPDATED 78.23% 44.31 27.84
4 1st year Love Type 46.26% 58.93 16.57
5 driftwood 41.50% 65.84 15.88
6 lostmountainman 55.10% 45.25 14.11
7 The Malibu Collection of First Year U.S. Type 30.61% 61.22 14.11
8 shsusa - First Yr of Issue Type - 1793 -present 40.82% 48.39 09.07
9 The Kankakee Collection 24.49% 57.52 08.84
10 The Good Collection 27.89% 60.19 06.75
11 The Gypsy Collection 21.77% 66.61 06.14
12 Philip W. Robbins Hoard: The Ultimate First Year U.S. Type Coin Collection 24.49% 65.43 06.13
13 Bear Creek Collection 25.17% 58.20 05.45
14 TigersFan 21.09% 32.42 03.09
15 J.W.M. Collection 15.65% 67.86 02.92
16 ajia 21.09% 42.13 02.91
17 dahm69 14.97% 62.93 02.80
18 The Mifflin Collection 12.93% 64.19 02.66
19 Magicman 15.65% 44.36 02.66
20 Brian Carpenter Collection 17.01% 63.85 02.65

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