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

Number of
Required Items
226
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.234

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 99.12% 67.71 67.55
2 D. L. Hansen. U S CENT COMPLETE DATE SET 100.00% 66.80 66.80
DLH
3 ESM 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 99.55% R 66.09 66.01
4 lostmountainman 99.12% 54.36 53.20
5 Enfield Collection 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 99.12% 67.71 67.55
2 D. L. Hansen. U S CENT COMPLETE DATE SET 100.00% 66.80 66.80
DLH
3 lostmountainman 99.12% 54.36 53.20
4 The R.S.Gore Collection 67.26% 63.70 35.09
5 Mataafa 69.91% 61.39 32.94
6 Finest Cents 58.41% 66.24 25.29
7 Brown'sFamily 65.49% 51.26 24.42
8 croakerbc 39.38% 62.03 18.99
9 TIME TRAVELERS COIN EXCHANGE 8/2021 UPDATED 72.57% 26.16 16.61
10 Reynolds 39.82% 67.52 12.13
11 ajia 42.04% 47.75 11.96
12 TigersFan 28.32% 47.57 11.64
13 Spooly 28.32% 44.77 09.10
14 LaurelAnn 17.26% 48.12 07.62
15 Jamesstayer 14.60% 55.29 07.32
16 Bear Creek Collection 9.29% 61.52 05.16
17 Timmy31m 12.83% 57.45 04.14
18 njf 12.83% 40.26 04.14
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19 Vinny Kid 26.99% 11.78 03.86
20 Numerius Negidius 10.62% 37.29 03.66

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