Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Proof (1909-Present) All-Time Finest List

Number of
Required Items
88
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
70.975

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 100.00% 69.50 70.29 70.29
2 D. L. Hansen Lincoln Cent Proof Collection 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 69.36 69.99 69.99
3 Wright 2014 2015 100.00% 69.07 R 69.57 69.57
4 D. L. Hansen Lincoln Cents Proof (1909-Present) 100.00% 68.77 69.08 69.08
5 The Thomas Irwin Collection HOF 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 95.24% 69.40 R 70.13 68.32
6 AU_Hobby-Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Proof (1909-Present) 100.00% 67.21 67.47 67.47
7 Water Sport's Pedigree Collection 100.00% 67.14 67.39 67.39
8 SJ Cohen Collection 100.00% 66.40 R 66.42 66.42
9 The Ehreth Collection 96.59% 68.72 69.09 63.87
10 lostmountainman 98.86% 67.36 67.64 63.39
11 RB proof 97.73% 67.74 67.99 63.29
12 William E. Corum 95.45% 68.25 68.53 62.93
13 Close to Perfect 84.09% 68.41 R 68.67 62.62
14 The Lincoln Logs 84.09% 68.29 R 68.57 62.53
15 Brown'sFamily 96.59% 66.76 67.02 61.96
16 Robec's "Kaleidoscope of Color" Proof Lincolns 96.59% 66.87 66.96 61.91
17 johnnylaw 95.45% 66.96 67.03 61.55
18 musky513 93.18% 66.77 66.80 60.49
19 Maplerock Farm Collection 97.73% 67.87 68.19 60.47
20 Pennies from Heaven 90.91% 66.94 67.08 59.91
21 *Kentucky Collection dbemike 84.09% 66.43 R 66.46 56.84
22 GettysBurg Set 85.23% 68.02 R 68.31 55.85
23 LCR 85.23% 66.38 R 66.38 49.26
24 Gregseagles YN 78.41% 67.21 R 67.24 45.67
25 drbob999 77.27% 67.94 68.20 44.18
26 TMKRunner Lincoln Proof 09+ 88.64% 68.49 68.86 43.74
27 pscovey 78.41% 68.15 R 68.31 42.10
28 Zaniewski Lincoln Proofs 87.50% 68.58 69.03 41.68
29 Extreme Hoarders: Buried Alive 89.77% 67.92 67.95 41.45
30 The Oregon Trail Collection, Tony's Lincolns 87.50% 68.56 69.03 41.25
31 O’Brien/Hutton Collection 87.50% 68.04 68.33 40.82
32 Lukic Collection 86.36% 68.71 69.17 39.15
33 tackyjazz 81.82% 67.70 67.88 38.42
34 school-man 82.95% 68.51 68.67 37.57
35 Penny Saved is a Penny Earned 81.82% 67.97 68.10 36.84
36 Fernando Baez Guerrero 84.09% 68.18 68.56 36.65
37 edgman 82.95% 68.43 68.84 35.50
38 racerx 64.77% 67.66 67.83 34.13
39 Commonwealth Set 42.05% 68.10 68.41 33.56
40 [email protected] 77.27% 68.29 68.33 32.66
41 Reynolds 69.32% 69.36 69.89 32.53
42 Murphey's basic Abe proofs 76.14% 68.22 68.22 31.75
43 Ozarko Collection 77.27% 68.97 69.46 30.58
44 chrsb 70.45% 67.39 67.39 30.09
45 ajia 69.32% 68.00 68.00 29.08
46 The LeBlanc Collection 73.86% 69.35 69.83 28.99
47 Penny Lane 68.18% 67.50 67.51 28.87
48 JonJet 72.73% 68.59 68.64 27.63
49 ICEE 70.45% 69.76 70.42 27.46
50 Tunis 69.32% 69.72 70.31 26.97
51 Martin's 09 todate 45.45% 67.05 67.05 26.57
52 Carl Buckner Collection 68.18% 68.75 68.83 25.97
53 DRMs Lincoln Cents Basic Proof Set 65.91% 69.49 69.95 25.96
54 khoward132 63.64% 69.36 69.86 24.60
55 The Durdik Family Trust Lincoln Cents, Proof Collection 54.55% 67.86 67.88 24.33
56 cho10- Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Proof (1909-Present) 60.23% 68.42 68.42 23.24
57 jmm483 59.09% 69.75 70.46 23.04
58 driftwood 53.41% 68.28 68.30 22.77
59 jdbooth 52.27% 67.67 67.67 22.13
60 100 Years in the Making 38.64% 68.28 68.34 21.49
61 julio ortiz Lincoln Proof PCGS 1950 To Date 55.68% 68.04 68.04 21.40
62 Coins of Yore Lincoln Proofs 53.41% 69.81 70.49 20.84
63 bopiy YN 54.55% 68.67 68.69 20.74
64 Cypress Yankee 48.86% 70.00 70.91 19.18
65 Vinny Kid 50.00% 69.11 69.11 19.13
66 willebanks3 46.59% 69.10 69.12 17.82
67 mikedeppe UPDATED 45.45% 68.82 68.94 17.78
68 Cen-Cal 46.59% 68.41 68.41 17.64
69 gleary 45.45% 68.23 68.23 17.16
70 Nicholas98 44.32% 69.31 69.62 17.08
71 JohnBuysDimes 43.18% 69.16 69.18 16.53
72 bubbapauls 43.18% 69.00 69.00 16.49
73 EdwardJBoyle 42.05% 69.00 69.00 16.06
74 mickey1967 40.91% 68.50 68.50 15.51
75 richdbolt 37.50% 69.09 69.09 14.34
76 lostsailor0 35.23% 68.06 68.09 13.70
77 a.voynitskiy 34.09% 69.90 70.73 13.35
78 The J.J. Wilson Collection 34.09% 69.23 69.47 13.11
79 LP&E, Lincoln-Just the Proofs 31.82% 68.86 68.86 12.13
80 elaviii 30.68% 69.07 69.07 11.73
81 ACM YN 26.14% 66.27 66.27 10.84
ACM
82 jaenfield 22.73% 67.76 67.80 10.66
83 Shannon L Oehmke 27.27% 69.08 69.17 10.44
84 Mac 23.86% 68.33 68.63 10.36
Mac
85 TWGL1CPR 26.14% 68.58 68.58 10.35
86 dpatrick1966 26.14% 69.09 69.09 09.99
87 morrisja5044 23.86% 69.14 69.14 09.13
88 ApexCollecting.com 18.18% 67.33 67.33 08.89
89 7ville NEW 22.73% 69.00 69.00 08.68
90 rick's half dollars 19.32% 68.18 68.18 07.29
91 Tremont Avenue 17.05% 67.76 67.82 07.25
92 Babcock Proof Set - Lincoln Cents, Basic (1909-Pres) 18.18% 69.00 69.00 06.94
93 ede1964 17.05% 69.00 69.00 06.51
94 mthomson 17.05% 68.73 68.73 06.48
95 pauljuno 15.91% 69.79 70.00 06.16
96 R34SiSTi Lincoln Cents Basic Proof Set 15.91% 69.00 69.00 06.08
97 Timmy31m 15.91% 68.86 68.86 06.06
98 Brian Jones Collection 14.77% 68.08 68.15 05.57
99 MCo 13.64% 69.00 69.00 05.21
MCo
100 msettles 11.36% 69.00 69.00 04.34
101 1 The RJ 4.55% 67.67 67.67 03.83
102 detail67 7.95% 68.71 68.71 03.03
103 bigdan3489 6.82% 69.00 69.00 02.60
104 Sandys Lincoln Proofs 6.82% 65.33 65.33 02.47
105 USMC Collection 5.68% 69.80 70.60 02.22
106 topgun 5.68% 69.00 69.00 02.17
107 Numerius Negidius 4.55% 66.75 66.75 01.68
108 fhend2 3.41% 67.67 67.67 01.28
109 yountfan74 2.27% 70.00 70.00 00.88
110 chookcity 2.27% 68.50 68.50 00.86
111 msshaffer73 1.14% 69.00 69.00 00.43