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Massachusetts Issues Basic Set (1787-1788)

Number of Required Items

4
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

66.800

In 1787, Massachusetts began minting Half Cents and Cents – the first American coins to bear the word "CENT." The obverse design features an American Indian holding a longbow in one hand and an arrow in another. The reverse features a heraldic eagle – a design that was later copied on official U.S. coins. In general, the quality of the Massachusetts coins was above-average for a colonial issue, with nicer planchets and bolder strikes. The Basic Set consists of four coins, including one of each denomination issued in 1787 and 1788. This is an affordable set that, with a little determination, can even be completed in Uncirculated condition.

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 Garrett Collection 100.00% 62.40 R 62.40 62.40
2 The Norweb Family 100.00% 61.80 R 61.80 61.80
3 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 60.20 R 60.20 60.20
4 Philly Connection - Massachusetts Basic Set 1787-1788 2016 100.00% 58.40 58.40 58.40
5 Bochiman 100.00% 51.60 51.60 51.60

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Philly Connection - Massachusetts Basic Set 1787-1788 2016 100.00% 58.40 58.40 58.40
2 Bochiman 100.00% 51.60 51.60 51.60
3 LakeHouseCollection 75.00% 54.33 54.33 32.60
4 Jim_McGuigan 50.00% 65.50 66.00 26.40
5 Alamo Collection 50.00% 63.50 63.50 25.40
6 kdog29 50.00% 33.33 33.33 20.00
7 mwd68 25.00% 45.00 45.00 18.00
8 OldSycamore 50.00% 42.50 42.50 17.00
9 Highland 25.00% 50.00 50.00 10.00