Two and Three Cent Type Set (1851-1889)

Number of
Required Items
5
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.500

The severe shortage of specie during and shortly after the Civil War gave rise to several low denomination coins made from base metals. The copper two cent piece, and the nickel three and five cent pieces all made their appearance between 1864 and 1866. The tiny three cent silver piece was originally designed to purchase a postage stamp and had been around since 1851. A set of these "odd" denomination coins really transports one back to the mid-19th century, where one can imagine the relief many merchants must have felt having "small change" again. Because there are no 18th or early 19th century coins here, and because quantities minted were high at their introduction, none of these coins will be too difficult or expensive to acquire, unless you're looking for the absolute top grades.

Notes:This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen Collection 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 68.19 68.19
D.
2 tompet38 2017 100.00% 67.74 67.74
3 Flambeau Two and Three Cent Type Set 2010 100.00% R 67.24 67.24
4 Corum Collection 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 67.05 67.05
5 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% R 66.48 66.48

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen Collection 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 68.19 68.19
D.
2 tompet38 2017 100.00% 67.74 67.74
3 Corum Collection 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 67.05 67.05
4 driftwood two and three cent type set 2007 2008 2009 100.00% 66.02 66.02
5 Jesh Two and Three Cent Type Set (1851-1889) 100.00% 65.64 65.64
6 Gobrecht's Raisinet Collection 100.00% 65.29 65.29
7 MrMitosis 100.00% 65.10 65.10
8 Parry Collection UPDATED 100.00% 64.90 64.90
9 Accordion 100.00% 64.57 64.57
9 2 & 3 knowledge 100.00% 64.57 64.57
9 Mike's First Year Issue of Two and Three Cent Coins Set I 100.00% 64.57 64.57
12 The DS Collection 100.00% 64.52 64.52
13 lostmountainman 100.00% 64.38 64.38
14 Fourteen Cents Worth 100.00% 64.24 64.24
15 Bear Creek Collection 100.00% 64.10 64.10
16 chugum 100.00% 63.67 63.67
17 KJ's Odd & Even 100.00% 63.52 63.52
18 The Kankakee Collection 100.00% 63.24 63.24
19 Indian Bend Collection 100.00% 63.19 63.19
20 Shaker Spare Change 100.00% 62.90 62.90

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