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Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Proof (1909-Present)

Number of Required Items

84
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

71.054

This is a great set to collect, not only because of the challenging rarity of the early dates, but because of the interesting array of finishes. From the Matte Proofs of 1909-1916 to the Satin Proofs of 1936, the Brilliant Proofs of 1936-1964, and the Cameo Proofs of 1968 to date, this set offers a nearly complete collection of the various finishes employed by our Mint on Proof coins. The fact that Proof coins were made especially for collectors (who had to pay a premium to get the coins in the first place), means that most remain in excellent condition. The toughest coins will be the 1909-VDB and the 1916, but the rest of the dates, especially the dates after 1958, should be fairly easy to obtain.

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


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Wright 2014 2015 97.62% 69.08 R 69.56 68.67
2 Thomas Irwin Collection HOF 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 95.24% 69.35 R 69.94 68.15
3 Lincoln Cent Proofs 2006 2007 2008 2016 95.24% 69.36 69.91 68.12
4 AU_Hobby-Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Proof (1909-Present) 100.00% 67.14 67.38 67.38
5 SJ Cohen Collection 100.00% 66.38 66.41 66.41

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Lincoln Cent Proofs 2006 2007 2008 2016 95.24% 69.36 69.91 68.12
2 AU_Hobby-Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Proof (1909-Present) 100.00% 67.14 67.38 67.38
3 SJ Cohen Collection 100.00% 66.38 66.41 66.41
4 The Ehreth Collection 97.62% 68.70 69.03 64.16
5 William E. Corum 97.62% 68.23 68.49 63.66
6 Robec's "Kaleidoscope of Color" Proof Lincolns 97.62% 66.66 66.69 61.99
7 WingedLiberty's "Fireball Rainbow" Proof Lincolns UPDATED 98.81% 65.82 65.82 61.60
8 Pennies from Heaven 95.24% 66.94 67.08 61.49
9 RB proof 97.62% 67.75 67.99 60.15
10 johnnylaw 96.43% 67.08 67.15 59.40
11 musky513 96.43% 66.93 66.96 58.80
12 Maplerock Farm Collection 92.86% 67.84 68.12 56.33
13 Penny Saved is a Penny Earned 91.67% 66.74 66.83 47.98
14 Brown'sFamily 89.29% 67.34 67.55 45.47
15 drbob999 80.95% 67.93 68.18 45.46
16 The LeBlanc Collection 89.29% 67.60 67.90 45.27
17 Reynolds 89.29% 69.17 69.63 41.96
18 The Oregon Trail Collection, Tony's Lincolns 89.29% 68.51 68.96 41.55
19 Zaniewski Lincoln Proofs 88.10% 68.51 68.93 41.53
20 lostmountainman 89.29% 68.49 68.89 41.51

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