Indian Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1859-1909)

Number of
Required Items
107
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
69.759

The Indian cent is one of the most famous of all United States coins. It is a lengthy (51 years) and challenging series. There have been thousands of collectors who have put together sets of Indian cents, but most collections are comprised of low grade circulated coins. A collection of Indian cents is a major accomplishment, particularly if they are in gem condition and are full red or cameo examples. The key date of the circulation strikes has always been considered to be the low mintage 1877. Some other early dates, including the 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872 and 1873 are difficult to locate in top condition. In the proofs, it's not only the ultra-rare 1864-L that's a major challenge. Today, there are collectors vying for every date in the proof series with an ardor that is unprecedented. The proofs are beautiful and historic coins with small mintages, relatively low survival rates and an inclination to become spotty and/or cloud up. Another great (and fun) challenge!

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 TomBender 2011 100.00% 67.63 R 68.01 68.01
2 D. L. Hansen. Indian Cents Basic Set. (1859-1909) UPDATED 100.00% 67.46 67.49 67.49
3 chugum 100.00% 64.84 64.84 64.84
4 MG Toned Indians 88.79% 65.58 65.58 58.67
5 johnnylaw 100.00% 57.92 57.92 57.92

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 D. L. Hansen. Indian Cents Basic Set. (1859-1909) UPDATED 100.00% 67.46 67.49 67.49
2 chugum 100.00% 64.84 64.84 64.84
3 MG Toned Indians 88.79% 65.58 65.58 58.67
4 johnnylaw 100.00% 57.92 57.92 57.92
5 lostmountainman 80.37% 62.24 62.24 43.16
6 Sandy's mixed Indians UPDATED 72.90% 61.87 61.87 37.16
7 bristol warriors, proof and circ 57.01% 55.02 55.02 29.81
8 An_Albino_Rhino 57.01% 58.46 58.46 26.24
9 Penny Saved is a Penny Earned 53.27% 44.54 44.54 17.24
10 Veronica Indian Cents NEW 9.35% 64.88 64.88 06.43
11 jdbooth 32.71% 26.68 26.68 05.86
12 StielCollection NEW 10.28% 65.80 65.80 05.70
13 croakerbc 15.89% 54.13 54.13 04.52
14 VDBCoins UPDATED 12.15% 31.80 31.80 03.94
15 mikedeppe 19.63% 23.03 23.03 02.85