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Carson City Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1870-1893)

Number of Required Items

57
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

62.738

There are 19 coins in each of the denominations from this Mint, but not all denominations were struck in the same year. For instance, there’s an 1885-CC Double Eagle, but no 1885-CC $5 or $10 pieces. The #1 rarity of the key dates is the famous 1870-CC $20. Only 3,789 pieces were struck, only 18 have been certified, and no coins have graded above AU50. There are no Mint State 1870-CC $10 pieces graded either, and only two Mint State $5 coins from that date, both certified as MS61. After you get past the first year of issue there are plenty of challenges left. A classic prize of the American West.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Harry W. Bass 100.00% 55.52 R 55.73 55.73
2 Great Basin Collection 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 10 98.25% 52.76 52.77 51.01
3 Carson City Gold 94.74% 51.91 51.95 48.49
4 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 46.44 R 46.53 46.53
5 Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection 98.25% 44.52 R 44.52 44.07

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Great Basin Collection 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 10 98.25% 52.76 52.77 51.01
2 Carson City Gold 94.74% 51.91 51.95 48.49
3 D.L. Hansen 64.91% 58.67 59.02 34.62
4 TomBender UPDATED 52.63% 57.38 57.79 29.47
5 Poobah's CC Gold 66.67% 30.67 30.67 17.89
6 The Drummer Collection 35.09% 32.13 32.13 11.67
7 Huntgo 17.54% 44.63 44.63 05.95