U.S. Half Cents & Cents Complete Set with Major Varieties, Proof (1817-present)

Number of
Required Items
231
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.697

Proof cents must easily rank near the top of the numismatic spectrum for beauty and rarity. They typically tone in rich, iridescent colors and choice examples are few and far between. Remembering that Proof coins were not generally sold to the public before the late 1850s, nearly all of the Large Cents in this set will be extremely difficult to find. An original 1852 Half Cent Proof is also a major rarity, and locating one of those will be quite a challenge. In the small cent realm, the 1856 Flying Eagle is a key, as is the 1864-L bronze Indian cent and the 1909-VDB Lincoln. Given the extreme rarity of the early Large Cent Proofs, this is no easy set. But as ESM has shown us, it can come close to completion.

Notes: This set has bonuses and deductions. 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 ESM HOF 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 2014 2015 2016 10 2017 2018 2019 74.46% 66.19 66.95 56.67
2 D. L. Hansen U.S. Half Cents and Cens Proof (1817-present) UPDATED 85.28% 66.78 67.10 43.26
D.
3 johnnylaw 65.37% 65.98 66.04 17.86
4 lostmountainman 55.41% 68.31 68.64 13.75
5 Daniel R Brown 44.59% 68.88 69.25 11.54

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 ESM HOF 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 2014 2015 2016 10 2017 2018 2019 74.46% 66.19 66.95 56.67
2 D. L. Hansen U.S. Half Cents and Cens Proof (1817-present) UPDATED 85.28% 66.78 67.10 43.26
D.
3 johnnylaw 65.37% 65.98 66.04 17.86
4 lostmountainman 55.41% 68.31 68.64 13.75
5 Daniel R Brown 44.59% 68.88 69.25 11.54
6 Reynolds 33.77% 70.91 71.57 08.37
7 Honeycutt 28.14% 70.70 71.41 06.89
8 Extreme Hoarders: Buried Alive 29.00% 69.85 69.90 06.85
9 DRMs US Cents Complete with Major Varieties Proof Set 27.27% 70.87 71.37 06.57
10 ajia 27.71% 69.33 69.33 06.49
11 mikedeppe 23.38% 70.06 70.19 05.54
12 Vinny Kid 20.35% 70.81 70.81 04.87
13 Cen-Cal 18.18% 69.57 69.57 04.27
14 QAL 17.75% 70.44 70.44 04.22
QAL
15 The J. J. Wilson Collection 15.15% 70.91 71.11 03.64
16 ACM YN 10.82% 66.32 66.32 02.42
ACM
17 ede1964 6.49% 71.00 71.00 01.56
18 mthomson 6.49% 70.20 70.20 01.54
19 Numerius Negidius 1.73% 66.75 66.75 00.39
20 mickfinn 0.43% 70.00 70.00 00.10

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