Maryland Basic Set (1659)
Ah, vanity! Cecil Calvert, upon becoming the Lord of Maryland, decided to strike coins for use in his colony. What better way to advertise himself than to place his portrait on the front of the coins and his family’s crest on the reverse. For circulation, he produced a Fourpence, a Sixpence, and a Shilling, all of which saw limited production and use. The copper "Penny" (or more properly "Denarium") was most likely a pattern issue and is extremely rare. So, to complete this set, you’ll need only four coins, one of which is nearly impossible to find and all of which are difficult to obtain in high grade.
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
|1||Louis Eliasberg||75.00%||59.75||R 60.75||34.71||
|2||The Norweb Family||75.00%||49.00||R 49.00||28.00||
|3||Garrett Collection||75.00%||35.00||R 35.00||20.00||