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1849 Mint Set with Gold

Number of Required Items

23
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

65.366
While the 1849 copper and silver Mint Set contains no great rarities, several of the "O" mint silver issues are quite scarce. The Quarter in particular is a condition rarity, with only a couple of pieces known in Mint State. The New Orleans Half Dime and Dime are also scarce in Mint State, though not as scarce as the Quarter. This year also marked the return of the circulation strike Half Cent, which had been suspended in 1835. Only Proofs were struck from 1840 through 1848. Several well-known 20th century collectors built 1849 Mint Sets including William Dunham, Waldo Newcomer and John Jay Pittman. The year also marked the first "new" coin since 1796. The Gold Dollar appeared this year, and an auspicious start it was, being struck at no fewer than four different mints. As one might guess, the "C" and "D" mint issues are the scarcest, but they are available even in Mint State for a high four figure to low five figure price. The Charlotte and Dahlonega Quarter and Half Eagles are tough coin especially in Mint State, as is the 1849-O Eagle. Most MS examples are low end, and have populations of fewer than half a dozen pieces.

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 J.J. Pittman 91.30% 51.11 R 51.11 49.24
2 Waldo Newcomer 100.00% 37.78 R 38.02 38.02
3 Grand Tour 1849 30.43% 60.05 60.05 14.65

Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Grand Tour 1849 30.43% 60.05 60.05 14.65