Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Proof (1909-Present)

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

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Current Finest

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 D. L. Hansen Lincoln Cents Proof (1909-Present) 100.00% 68.77 69.08 69.08
4 AU_Hobby-Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Proof (1909-Present) 100.00% 67.21 67.47 67.47
5 Water Sport's Pedigree Collection 100.00% 67.14 67.39 67.39
6 The Ehreth Collection 96.59% 68.72 69.09 63.87
7 lostmountainman 98.86% 67.36 67.64 63.39
8 RB proof 97.73% 67.74 67.99 63.29
9 William E. Corum 95.45% 68.25 68.53 62.93
10 Brown'sFamily 96.59% 66.76 67.02 61.96
11 Robec's "Kaleidoscope of Color" Proof Lincolns 96.59% 66.87 66.96 61.91
12 johnnylaw 95.45% 66.96 67.03 61.55
13 musky513 93.18% 66.77 66.80 60.49
14 Maplerock Farm Collection 97.73% 67.87 68.19 60.47
15 Pennies from Heaven 90.91% 66.94 67.08 59.91
16 drbob999 77.27% 67.94 68.20 44.18
17 TMKRunner Lincoln Proof 09+ 88.64% 68.49 68.86 43.74
18 Zaniewski Lincoln Proofs 87.50% 68.58 69.03 41.68
19 Extreme Hoarders: Buried Alive 89.77% 67.92 67.95 41.45
20 The Oregon Trail Collection, Tony's Lincolns 87.50% 68.56 69.03 41.25

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