1870 Mint Set with Gold

Number of
Required Items
32
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
62.328
Few Mint Sets will prove more difficult to complete than the 1870. One gold coin, and one silver coin stand like twin titans blocking completion by all but the most dedicated (and wealthy) collectors. In silver, it is the 1870-S Silver Dollar. Mysterious in origin, only about a dozen examples are known, and they regularly trade will into six figures, and into seven figures for the best survivors. The mint in Carson City opened this year, and as would be the case for the next 23 years, most of its issues are rare. The inaugural year was no exception, and Quarter, Half and Dollar are all notable rarities. The Quarter in particular is extremely tough, bringing a five figure price in most circulated grades, and into six figures as Mint State is approached. PCGS has not graded any above AU55. The other titan is the 1870-CC $20, one of the great rarities of a series replete with rarities. Worth between a quarter and a half a million dollars almost regardless of grade, it is a legendary coin from a legendary mint by any measure. The fun doesn't end there though, as the Carson City Half Eagle and Eagle are also ultra rare and most desirable. We might add this set also includes the 1870-S $3, but its status goes even beyond a Titan. It is unique and in a permanent collection, so forget about this one. Its estimated value exceeds $5 million.

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 Jeremy Hillary Boob, Ph.D. 3.13% 62.00 62.00 00.50
2 Vinny Kid 6.25% 2.50 2.50 00.04
3 maqz99 YN 3.13% 1.00 1.00 00.01

Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Jeremy Hillary Boob, Ph.D. 3.13% 62.00 62.00 00.50
2 Vinny Kid 6.25% 2.50 2.50 00.04
3 maqz99 YN 3.13% 1.00 1.00 00.01