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Carson City $5 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1870-1893)

Number of Required Items

19
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

63.825
The Carson City mint holds a special place in the hearts and minds of U.S. numismatists, conjuring up (largely accurate) images of a small "wild west" town where gold and silver were king. In operation from 1870 through 1893, mintages were generally quite modest with only the later (1890 and after) issues being struck in decent quantity. The opening year of 1870 is clearly the key to this fairly short set with fewer than 100 pieces extant, nearly all of which are well-circulated.

All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Harry W. Bass 100.00% 57.10 R 57.40 57.40
2 pplath 2014 2016 100.00% 52.85 52.85 52.85
3 Carson City $5 Gold 89.47% 54.04 54.14 46.02
4 Waldo Newcomer 100.00% 31.78 R 31.78 31.78
5 The Drummer Collection "CC" $5 2013 100.00% 31.33 31.33 31.33

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 pplath 2014 2016 100.00% 52.85 52.85 52.85
2 Carson City $5 Gold 89.47% 54.04 54.14 46.02
3 The Drummer Collection "CC" $5 2013 100.00% 31.33 31.33 31.33
4 Shell2day 68.42% 39.11 39.11 30.63
5 kmbergene 100.00% 24.73 24.73 24.73