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1936-1942 Proof Set

Number of Required Items

38
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

69.704
The early pre-war Proofs have long fascinated collectors. There is something exciting about seeing such classic designs as the Buffalo Nickel, Mercury Dime and Walking Liberty Half in gem Proof condition. For those collectors who crave only the "caviar" of modern proof coinage, we offer this 38-piece set made up of proof coins from 1936 to 1942. It's not terribly difficult to complete, as none of the coins are rare in the middle proof grades. However at the top end, the population numbers thin out quickly, and building a set of PR-66 to PR-69 examples will prove a serious challenge. We can think of few sets that offer a more impressive visual impact though this one.

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 Big Stone Collection 1936-1942 Proof Set 100.00% 0.00% 67.84 68.32 68.32
2 The MKJ Collection 2009 2010 2011 2012 100.00% 0.00% 67.73 R 68.18 68.18
3 New Hampshire Set 2013 2014 100.00% 0.00% 67.46 R 67.76 67.76
4 ErasmusHall 2015 2016 100.00% 0.00% 67.25 67.30 67.30
5 cdf 100.00% 0.00% 67.00 67.07 67.07

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete %DCAM GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Big Stone Collection 1936-1942 Proof Set 100.00% 0.00% 67.84 68.32 68.32
2 ErasmusHall 2015 2016 100.00% 0.00% 67.25 67.30 67.30
3 cdf 100.00% 0.00% 67.00 67.07 67.07
4 Rowdyone (2) 100.00% 0.00% 66.85 66.85 66.85
5 psc 100.00% 0.00% 66.79 66.79 66.79
6 Winesteven 100% CAC UPDATED 100.00% 0.00% 66.59 66.59 66.59
7 Kevin and Fred Markman 100.00% 0.00% 66.18 66.18 66.18
8 Tarheel Collection 100.00% 0.00% 65.95 65.95 65.95
9 lostmountainman 100.00% 0.00% 65.92 65.92 65.92
10 La Jolla Collection 100.00% 0.00% 65.65 65.65 65.65
11 peteawtc 97.37% 0.00% 66.47 66.47 65.24
12 Bruce 100.00% 0.00% 64.87 64.87 64.87
13 Wineman 100.00% 0.00% 64.65 64.65 64.65
14 jcth 36-42 Proofs 97.37% 0.00% 66.17 66.17 63.72
15 Larry Eakins 2004 97.37% 0.00% 66.15 66.15 63.70
16 DB's 94.74% 0.00% 65.68 65.68 60.20
17 Rush Family Collection 94.74% 0.00% 65.63 65.63 60.16
18 school-man 94.74% 0.00% 65.43 65.43 59.98
19 Poulan Collection 94.74% 0.00% 65.06 65.06 59.64
20 Talkington Collection 94.74% 0.00% 65.71 65.71 59.63

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