Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Proof (1909-Present)

Number of
Required Items
93
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
71.079

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% 69.59 R 70.41 70.41
2 D. L. Hansen Lincoln Cent Proof Collection 2017 2018 2019 2023 100.00% 69.40 70.00 70.00
DLH
3 Wright 2014 2015 100.00% 69.07 R 69.57 69.57
4 William E. Corum 100.00% 68.48 68.76 68.76
5 D. L. Hansen Lincoln Cents Proof (1909-Present) 98.92% 68.88 69.18 68.76
DLH

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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 2023 100.00% 69.40 70.00 70.00
DLH
2 William E. Corum 100.00% 68.48 68.76 68.76
3 D. L. Hansen Lincoln Cents Proof (1909-Present) 98.92% 68.88 69.18 68.76
DLH
4 Water Sport's Collection 100.00% 67.27 67.54 67.54
5 The Ehreth Collection 98.92% 68.78 69.16 64.94
6 lostmountainman 98.92% 67.64 67.95 63.81
7 deiceman 96.77% 66.79 66.93 62.04
8 RB proof 92.47% 67.74 67.99 61.35
9 Robec's "Kaleidoscope of Color" Proof Lincolns 94.62% 66.98 67.07 61.34
10 johnnylaw 90.32% 66.96 67.01 59.65
11 Brown'sFamily 90.32% 66.74 66.98 59.63
12 Pennies from Heaven 86.02% 66.94 67.08 58.09
13 kirkweaver 96.77% 67.73 68.04 57.67
14 5thwhl 96.77% 67.12 67.45 57.16
15 themetallurgist - Toned Lincolns 89.25% 66.73 66.79 52.95
16 randyv UPDATED 89.25% 67.40 67.40 43.56
17 TMKRunner Lincoln Proof 09+ 86.02% 68.51 68.87 43.26
18 drbob999 73.12% 67.94 68.17 42.82
19 Zaniewski Lincoln Proofs 82.80% 68.58 69.00 40.39
20 Murphey's basic Abe proofs 89.25% 67.95 68.00 40.22

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