Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Proof (1909-Present)

Number of
Required Items
89
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
70.988

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, the Cameo Proofs of 1968 to date, and the recent Reverse Proofs, 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 User
1 Lincoln Cent Proofs 2006 2007 2008 2016 2020 100.00% 69.51 70.29 70.29
2 D. L. Hansen Lincoln Cent Proof Collection 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 69.37 70.00 70.00
DLH
3 Wright 2014 2015 100.00% 69.07 R 69.57 69.57
4 D. L. Hansen Lincoln Cents Proof (1909-Present) 100.00% 68.84 69.13 69.13
DLH
5 The Thomas Irwin Collection HOF 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 95.24% 69.42 R 70.15 68.34

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Lincoln Cent Proofs 2006 2007 2008 2016 2020 100.00% 69.51 70.29 70.29
2 D. L. Hansen Lincoln Cent Proof Collection 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 69.37 70.00 70.00
DLH
3 D. L. Hansen Lincoln Cents Proof (1909-Present) 100.00% 68.84 69.13 69.13
DLH
4 AU_Hobby-Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Proof (1909-Present) 100.00% 67.23 67.50 67.50
5 Water Sport's Pedigree Collection 100.00% 67.19 67.45 67.45
6 William E. Corum 97.75% 68.35 68.64 63.92
7 The Ehreth Collection 95.51% 68.72 69.08 63.47
8 lostmountainman 98.88% 67.41 67.69 63.46
9 RB proof 97.75% 67.76 68.01 63.34
10 deiceman 98.88% 66.74 66.87 62.69
11 Brown'sFamily 95.51% 66.76 67.01 61.57
12 johnnylaw 94.38% 66.96 67.02 61.16
13 Robec's "Kaleidoscope of Color" Proof Lincolns 94.38% 66.88 66.97 61.11
14 Maplerock Farm Collection 97.75% 67.89 68.20 60.53
15 Pennies from Heaven 89.89% 66.94 67.08 59.54
16 themetallurgist - Toned Lincolns 92.13% 66.67 66.72 51.29
17 drbob999 76.40% 67.94 68.19 43.90
18 O’Brien/Hutton Collection 89.89% 67.88 68.15 43.87
19 TMKRunner Lincoln Proof 09+ 86.52% 68.47 68.83 43.02
20 Zaniewski Lincoln Proofs 86.52% 68.58 69.02 41.41

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