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Liberty Head $20 Gold Type 1 Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1850-1866)

Number of Required Items

41
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

64.304
The early "No Motto" Double Eagles (1850-1866) contain two ultra rarities that will require a substantial outlay to acquire in virtually any grade. The 1854-O and 1856-O are the twin dates that make completing this set possible for only a few. Mint state examples of these are virtually unknown, so a decent AU is about as good as one could hope for. Most of the other New Orleans issues from the 1855-1861 period are also very tough, and Uncirculated examples are all ultra rare. Only a handful of dates in this entire series can be really called common in Mint State; notably the 1856-S and 1857-S by virtue of the S.S. Central America find, the 1865-S from the Brother Jonathan, and the 1861-P by virtue of its rather high mintage of almost 3 million pieces.

All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 D.L. Hansen Collection 100.00% 62.09 63.25 63.25
2 AWA Collection 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 95.12% 61.68 R 62.40 58.48
3 Harry W. Bass 100.00% 58.16 R 58.31 58.31
4 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 51.28 R 51.32 51.32
5 Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection 85.37% 51.58 R 51.58 43.20

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 D.L. Hansen Collection 100.00% 62.09 63.25 63.25
2 GMR California 56.10% 45.00 45.00 22.15
3 Shell2day 31.71% 51.34 51.34 15.05
4 ALCON 29.27% 36.51 36.51 08.60
5 The Connelly Collection 9.76% 62.14 62.43 04.58
6 PeterShireman 2.44% 58.00 58.00 01.21