1876 Mint Set with Gold

Number of
Required Items
29
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
65.752

The nation's centennial Mint Set features one of the great rarities in U.S. Numismatics. The famous 1876-CC Twenty Cent piece exists today because a small group of approximately 20 pieces were saved for assay purposes when the original mintage of 10,000 was ordered destroyed. It remains one of the rarest regular issue US coins known. The appear infrequently to say the least, and command mid-six figure prices when they do. A second rarity from the "CC" mint that year was the Trade Dollar, and choice Mint State pieces are virtually unknown. The Philadelphia Eagle is the second lowest mintage Liberty Head, trailing only the ultra rare 1875 (100 minted). The 1876 (687 mintage) is nearly as rare as the super popular 1875 despite its nearly 7-fold striking edge – it is truly rare above AU. Of course, this is not the rarest coin found in this mint set, as that honor goes to the 1876-CC twenty cent piece, which likely exists only to the extent of the few coins saved from the Assay Commission. It is a legendary rarity and is the key to this mint set. The other two eagles are also rarities, the 1876-CC and 1876-S, especially in high grade. The half eagles (1876, 1876-CC, and 1876-S) are also rare, although a bit less so than the eagles. There are several other tough issues, including several among the silver ones, although none as difficult as the CC twenty cent piece.

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 D. L. Hansen 1876 Mint Set with Gold 2019 UPDATED 100.00% 62.39 62.82 62.82
D.
2 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 58.36 R 58.54 58.54
3 kmbergene 37.93% 41.87 41.87 15.07
4 Hansin Collection 1876 Mint Set w/Gold 13.79% 65.89 66.37 10.09
5 Jgschiff 13.79% 51.83 51.83 04.98

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen 1876 Mint Set with Gold 2019 UPDATED 100.00% 62.39 62.82 62.82
D.
2 kmbergene 37.93% 41.87 41.87 15.07
3 Hansin Collection 1876 Mint Set w/Gold 13.79% 65.89 66.37 10.09
4 Jgschiff 13.79% 51.83 51.83 04.98