Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Proof (1909-Present)

Number of
Required Items
92
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
71.067

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 Red Copper Collection 2006 2007 2008 2016 2020 2021 2022 100.00% 69.56 R 70.40 70.40
2 D. L. Hansen Lincoln Cent Proof Collection 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 69.39 70.01 70.01
DLH
3 Wright 2014 2015 100.00% 69.07 R 69.57 69.57
4 William E. Corum 100.00% 68.44 68.72 68.72
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 D. L. Hansen Lincoln Cent Proof Collection 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 69.39 70.01 70.01
DLH
2 William E. Corum 100.00% 68.44 68.72 68.72
3 Andy Hansen 100.00% 67.90 68.25 68.25
4 Water Sport's Pedigree Collection 100.00% 67.26 67.52 67.52
5 D. L. Hansen Lincoln Cents Proof (1909-Present) 97.83% 68.94 69.24 66.27
DLH
6 The Ehreth Collection 98.91% 68.77 69.14 64.90
7 lostmountainman 98.91% 67.62 67.92 63.75
8 RB proof 93.48% 67.74 67.99 61.73
9 Robec's "Kaleidoscope of Color" Proof Lincolns 95.65% 66.98 67.07 61.72
10 deiceman 95.65% 66.75 66.89 61.56
11 johnnylaw 91.30% 66.96 67.01 60.02
12 Brown'sFamily 91.30% 66.74 66.98 59.99
13 Pennies from Heaven 86.96% 66.94 67.08 58.44
14 themetallurgist - Toned Lincolns 90.22% 66.73 66.79 53.27
15 kirkweaver 94.57% 67.98 68.31 53.23
16 5thwhl 91.30% 67.78 68.12 45.13
17 drbob999 73.91% 67.94 68.17 43.08
18 TMKRunner Lincoln Proof 09+ 83.70% 68.47 68.81 42.21
19 Zaniewski Lincoln Proofs 83.70% 68.58 69.00 40.64
20 The Oregon Trail Collection, Tony's Lincolns 83.70% 68.56 69.00 40.21

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