Early American Coins and Tokens Basic Design Set (1616-1820)

Number of
Required Items
43
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
62.978

The money used in the American colonies included a diverse assortment of coins and tokens. Some were made on American soil (with or without legal authority), others were made in foreign lands expressly for circulation in the Colonies, and others were never meant to circulate here, but did.

This Basic Design Set includes one example of each readily attainable major type of early coins and tokens used by the colonists. The toughest items to locate are the Higley Copper, New York Excelsior and Myddleton Token. Most of the remaining items are available, and with patience and a bit of searching the Basic Design Set can be completed.

This set that is rich in history, intrigue, and the romantic vision of beginning life in a new world. Learning about American history is a great side-benefit of collecting early American coins and tokens.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating User
1 Garrett Collection 95.35% R 57.24 56.39
2 The Troy Wiseman & Son's Collection 100.00% R 53.77 53.77
3 Alamo Collection 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 95.35% 57.50 51.49
4 Palos Verdes Collection 93.02% R 56.55 51.07
5 The Norweb Family 88.37% R 53.34 49.76

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating User
1 Alamo Collection 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 95.35% 57.50 51.49
2 Lafayette 95.35% 52.45 47.37
3 Old Chelsea Collection 93.02% 46.50 39.22
4 LakeHouseCollection 62.79% 40.91 20.76
5 Spunk Period Collection 69.77% 40.25 20.12
6 Blue Angel 25.58% 48.63 18.87
7 The Amherst Collection 39.53% 61.69 18.41
8 SHS-USA - Early Amer Basic 60.47% 40.60 15.15
9 Zinsser Dog Collection 60.47% 24.09 11.87
10 ~ The Maddy Rae Collection of Early America ~ 18.60% 50.35 09.77
11 The Wang Family Collection 25.58% 54.85 09.41
12 metalbox 37.21% 33.14 09.15
13 MADELINE 44.19% 34.46 09.00
14 kdog29 32.56% 35.37 07.13
15 REL Early American Coins and Tokens 32.56% 26.57 05.55
16 Rush Family Collection 18.60% 44.54 04.32
17 Twin Oaks Collection 13.95% 38.20 04.28
18 Highland 16.28% 34.00 03.81
19 mwd68 13.95% 37.80 02.82
20 Deseret Pines Collection 11.63% 27.54 02.67

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