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San Francisco Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1854-1930)

Number of Required Items

225
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

63.725
A complete collection of the 225 circulation strike gold coins of the San Francisco mint is not a collection you will be completing. The unique 1870-S $3 resides in the Harry Bass Foundation, and will likely remain there for the foreseeable future. Additionally, the incredibly rare 1854-S Half Eagle, of which three are known (and only two in private hands) has not traded in over 30 years. There will be a chance over the next couple of years when the Pogue collection is sold, but expect to pony up over $2 million if you expect to land this one. Not far behind is the 1854-S Quarter Eagle, with perhaps a dozen or so known. Certified examples span the gamut from Good-4 to AU-50 with none known in Mint State. With dozens of other tough coins, starting this set is a most ambitious undertaking.

All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 51.39 R 51.58 51.58
2 Pasadena Collection 37.78% 41.41 41.41 13.25
3 Hansin Collection 1854/1930 SF Basic Gold Circulation Set 16.89% 57.82 57.86 08.17
4 Dock of the Bay 10.67% 45.33 45.33 06.11
5 W.H. Pratt 2.22% 40.59 40.59 00.89

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Pasadena Collection 37.78% 41.41 41.41 13.25
2 Hansin Collection 1854/1930 SF Basic Gold Circulation Set 16.89% 57.82 57.86 08.17
3 Dock of the Bay 10.67% 45.33 45.33 06.11
4 W.H. Pratt 2.22% 40.59 40.59 00.89