U.S. Cents Complete Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1793-present)

Number of
Required Items
227
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.236

While other denominations come and go, or pass through periods where their striking is suspended for several years, the humble cent goes on. It has been minted continuously, every year since 1793 save only one year, 1815, and that was due to a copper shortage stemming from the War of 1812. For a fascinating panorama of the history of American Coinage, it's hard to beat this set. From the first Chain Cents of 1793, though the beloved Indian Cents of the Civil War era to the ubiquitous Lincoln Cent, the cent truly tells the story of our nation's coinage. Fortunately as well, none of the dates are unaffordable. Not all are inexpensive though, and the 1793, 1799 and 1804 will present something of a challenge. In fact, finding a truly choice 1799 or 1804 is downright difficult. However, lower grade examples can be found, and when complete, few sets can match the date set of cents an unbroken story of U.S. coinage.

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 High Desert 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 10 UPDATED 98.68% 67.71 67.47
2 D. L. Hansen. U S CENT COMPLETE DATE SET UPDATED 99.56% 66.80 66.72
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3 ESM 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 UPDATED 99.55% R 66.10 66.02
4 lostmountainman UPDATED 98.68% 54.40 53.18
5 Enfield Collection UPDATED 92.76% R 47.08 40.87

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating User
1 High Desert 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 10 UPDATED 98.68% 67.71 67.47
2 D. L. Hansen. U S CENT COMPLETE DATE SET UPDATED 99.56% 66.80 66.72
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3 lostmountainman UPDATED 98.68% 54.40 53.18
4 The R.S.Gore Collection UPDATED 66.96% 63.70 35.04
5 Cedar City U.S. Cents Complete Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1793-present) NEW 70.48% 65.66 33.34
6 Mataafa UPDATED 69.60% 61.39 32.90
7 Finest Cents UPDATED 58.15% 66.24 25.26
8 Brown'sFamily UPDATED 65.20% 51.26 24.39
9 croakerbc UPDATED 39.21% 62.03 18.97
10 TIME TRAVELERS COIN EXCHANGE 8/2021 UPDATED 66.52% 25.10 15.20
11 Reynolds UPDATED 39.65% 67.52 12.12
12 ajia UPDATED 41.85% 47.75 11.95
13 TigersFan UPDATED 28.19% 47.57 11.63
14 Spooly UPDATED 28.19% 44.77 09.09
15 LaurelAnn UPDATED 17.18% 48.12 07.61
16 Jamesstayer UPDATED 14.54% 55.29 07.31
17 Bear Creek Collection UPDATED 9.25% 61.52 05.16
18 Timmy31m UPDATED 13.22% 57.24 04.33
19 njf UPDATED 12.78% 40.26 04.14
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20 Vinny Kid UPDATED 27.31% 12.12 03.99

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