Perfection 1

Current
Rank
13
Set
Complete
100.00%
Set
Rating
67.388
GPA with
Top Bonuses
67.388
GPA
Weighted
67.329
%RD
93.88%

Retired Statistics 1/7/2016

Rank
11
GPA Weighted
67.429
Complete
100.00%
Set Rating
67.429
About This Set: CAC Complete Set!
It is my opinion that most if not all of the top five or so sets must meet certain criteria. First, each coin should be graded by PCGS the most respected and conservative grading service. PCGS coins in most cases bring much higher prices at auction and in the general marketplace. Second all coins should have the CAC sticker which states that the coin is "solid or at the top of its grade". About 15% of all coins are CAC. This is VERY hard to accomplish and ever more so for copper and DMPL's. CAC is extremely tough on these coins.

Most coins should also have "eye appeal". This is true more so with Silver coins. It is easy to spend whatever it takes and simply "buy the grade". However, I am sure most people would agree that if you look at 20 coins of the same grade, perhaps three would stand out. It is these that should be in top sets.

Lastly, In most cases, for the most part I do not believe in paying crazy prices simply to beat other registry people. If a coin is superb I pay the price but there has to be a limit.

Paying crazy prices seems to defeat the purpose of being patient and collecting. I see many coins selling for 50-100% more than what they are worth because two set people want them. Sure on occasion I pay record prices but there again there is a limit.

This is a complete CAC set.I have given up on trying to build the top set of all time.

There are either no or very few CAC Indians in many of the tops grades.
If you look at the PCGS Registry Lincolns and Indians are two of the most collected series.

In my opinion collectors of these sets go above and beyond what is a reasonable price to pay for
MS 67's and some 66's. To me at least, the prices
make no sense.

I challenge the top set owners to see how many of their coins will CAC. It will be FAR less than they think.
Another reason I am done with almost all set building is the new PCGS top pop bonus rules.

This rewards the current top sets and makes it impossible to compete with them.

I love Indians but I am done and will probably sell this set.

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1859 2052 1859 1C MS66 30 6 306
1860 2058 1860 1C MS66 53 20 6425
1861 2061 1861 1C MS66 83 24 8324
1862 2064 1862 1C MS67 13 1 131
1863 2067 1863 1C MS66+ 34 0 340
1864 Copper Nickel 2070 1864 1C MS66 43 6 456
1864 Bronze 2078 1864 1C MS66RD 42 6 426
1864 L on Ribbon 2081 1864 1C MS65+ RD 2 8 28
1865 2084 1865 1C MS66RD 13 2 153
1866 2087 1866 1C MS66RD 8 0 80
1867 2090 1867 1C MS65+ RD 4 3 43
1868 2093 1868 1C MS65RD 48 6 486
1869 2095 1869 1C MS66RB 10 0 1393
1870 2099 1870 1C MS65RD 41 23 4223
1871 2102 1871 1C MS65RD 16 4 174
1872 2105 1872 1C MS65RD 18 3 193
1873 2111 1873 1C MS65+ RD 3 7 413
1874 2120 1874 1C MS65RD 43 16 4316
1875 2123 1875 1C MS65RD 39 11 4012
1876 2126 1876 1C MS65RD 44 18 4418
1877 2128 1877 1C MS65RB 86 8 8699
1878 2132 1878 1C MS66RD 16 2 162
1879 2135 1879 1C MS66RD 20 5 205
1880 2138 1880 1C MS66RD 23 5 235
1881 2141 1881 1C MS65RD 88 37 8837
1882 2144 1882 1C MS65+ RD 3 29 329
1883 2147 1883 1C MS67RD 4 2 42
1884 2150 1884 1C MS66RD 15 6 156
1885 2153 1885 1C MS65RD 69 28 6928
1886 2155 1886 1C MS66RB 11 1 14129
1887 2159 1887 1C MS65RD 61 35 6135
1888 2168 1888 1C MS66RD 16 3 163
1889 2174 1889 1C MS66RD 16 0 160
1890 2177 1890 1C MS65RD 58 26 5826
1891 2180 1891 1C MS65RD 77 25 7725
1892 2183 1892 1C MS66RD 20 4 204
1893 2186 1893 1C MS66+ RD 7 3 73
1894 2189 1894 1C MS66RD 30 11 3112
1895 2192 1895 1C MS66+ RD 12 4 124
1896 2195 1896 1C MS66RD 26 11 2611
1897 2198 1897 1C MS66RD 21 8 218
1898 2201 1898 1C MS67RD 13 0 130
1899 2204 1899 1C MS67+ RD 5 2 52
1900 2207 1900 1C MS67RD 21 1 221
1901 2210 1901 1C MS66+ RD 23 10 2310
1902 2213 1902 1C MS66+ RD 11 15 1115
1903 2216 1903 1C MS67RD 12 1 121
1904 2219 1904 1C MS66+ RD 11 8 118
1905 2222 1905 1C MS66RD 60 12 6012
1906 2225 1906 1C MS66RD 49 7 507
1907 2228 1907 1C MS66RD 42 10 4210
1908 2231 1908 1C MS66+ RD 18 3 183
1908-S 2234 1908-S 1C MS66RD 59 17 5917
1909 Indian 2237 1909 1C MS66+ RD 38 20 3821
1909-S Indian 2240 1909-S 1C MS66RD 30 7 307