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Prooflike US Type Set


Category: Type Sets
Set Type: Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5)
Owner: physicsfan3.14
Last Modified: 3/19/2014
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Rank: 48
Score: 32267
Leading by: 908
Points to Higher Rank: 1506
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Set Description:

There are few coins more enigmatic than Prooflike coins. Compared to normal business strikes, these gorgeous coins are exceedingly rare. While there is much hype about “first strikes” on many modern mint products, prooflike coins truly are the first strikes. These mirrored coins represent the first couple of strikes of bright, fresh dies (which are often highly polished when new). Thus, prooflikes often are incredibly detailed, with sharp, crisp features.

It only takes a few strikes to eliminate the bright mirrors (out of the tens, or even hundreds of thousands of strikes that a die produces in its life). The percentage of prooflikes is tremendously low – and makes these beautiful coins very rare. The Morgan dollar seems to be the one exception to this rule – prooflike Morgan dollars are common and easy to find. Indeed, PCGS does not designate prooflike on any other series, just the Morgan. Fortunately for me, NGC designates PL on all US series.

Using the NGC Census reports to gauge the rarity of Prooflikes, many series have tens of thousands of regular business strikes certified (over the entire span of the series), but will only have a hundred prooflikes graded (on the more common series!). They are hard to find!

And thus, always ready for a challenge, I am going to attempt to assemble a type set of prooflike coins. I think this is a really cool idea, and you can join me on this journey. My first prooflike was my Franklin, and that coin sparked this interest in me.

As always, I am going to attempt to write full descriptions, with plenty of detailed info, about each coin. Many better authors than I have written about the type set (better authors than I), so I will be focusing specifically on the prooflike aspects of the collection. I hope you enjoy!

Special thanks to my friend Bob Campbell for taking many of these excellent pictures.
 Slot DescriptionGradeServiceScore
1/2C DRAPED BUST (1800-1808)   Shop eBay
1/2C CLASSIC HEAD (1809-1835)   Shop eBay
View Coin 1/2C CORONET (1849-1857) MS 65 BN PL NGC 1542 Shop eBay
1C DRAPED BUST (1796-1807)   Shop eBay
1C CLASSIC HEAD (1808-1814)   Shop eBay
1C CORONET (1816-1839)   Shop eBay
1C CORONET (1840-1857)   Shop eBay
1C FLYING EAGLE (1856-1858)   Shop eBay
1C INDIAN HEAD, LAUREL WREATH (1859)   Shop eBay
1C INDIAN HEAD, OAK WREATH (1860-1864)   Shop eBay
1C INDIAN HEAD, BRONZE (1864-1909)   Shop eBay
1C LINCOLN, WHEAT REVERSE (1909 V.D.B.)   Shop eBay
1C LINCOLN, WHEAT REVERSE (1909-1958)   Shop eBay
View Coin 1C LINCOLN, STEEL (1943) MS 67 PCGS 395 Shop eBay
View Coin 1C LINCOLN, MEMORIAL REVERSE (1959-1998) MS 68 RD PL NGC 201 Shop eBay
2C SHIELD (1864-1873)   Shop eBay
3C SILVER, ALL TYPES (1851-1873)   Shop eBay
3C COPPER-NICKEL (1865-1889)   Shop eBay
View Coin H10C CAPPED BUST (1829-1837) MS 64 PL NGC 1639 Shop eBay
View Coin H10C SEATED LIBERTY, NO STARS (1837-1859) MS 64 PL NGC 1103 Shop eBay
H10C SEATED LIBERTY, WITH ARROWS (1853-1855)   Shop eBay
H10C SEATED LIBERTY, LEGEND OBVERSE (1860-1873)   Shop eBay
View Coin 5C SHIELD, WITH RAYS (1866-1867) MS 65 PL NGC 3176 Shop eBay
View Coin 5C SHIELD, NO RAYS (1867-1883) MS 65 PL NGC 1311 Shop eBay
View Coin 5C LIBERTY HEAD, NO CENTS (1883) MS 65 PL NGC 642 Shop eBay
View Coin 5C LIBERTY HEAD, WITH CENTS (1883-1912) MS 64 PL NGC 515 Shop eBay
5C INDIAN HEAD/BUFFALO, TYPE 1 (1913)   Shop eBay
5C INDIAN HEAD/BUFFALO, TYPE 2 (1913-1938)   Shop eBay
View Coin 5C JEFFERSON, COPPER-NICKEL (1938-DATE) MS 65 5PL NGC 9 Shop eBay
View Coin 5C JEFFERSON, SILVER (1942-1945) MS 66 PL NGC 127 Shop eBay
10C CAPPED BUST, SMALL SIZE (1828-1837)   Shop eBay
View Coin 10C SEATED LIBERTY, STARS (1838-1860) MS 64 PL NGC 1595 Shop eBay
10C SEATED LIBERTY, WITH ARROWS (1853-1855)   Shop eBay
View Coin 10C SEATED LIBERTY, LEGEND OBVERSE (1860-1891) MS 66 PL NGC 1799 Shop eBay
10C BARBER LIBERTY HEAD (1892-1916)   Shop eBay
View Coin 10C MERCURY (1916-1945) MS 67 FB PL NGC 336 Shop eBay
View Coin 10C ROOSEVELT, SILVER (1946-1964) MS 66 PL NGC 28 Shop eBay
View Coin 10C ROOSEVELT, CLAD (1965-DATE) MS 68 PL NGC 505 Shop eBay
10C ROOSEVELT, SILVER (1992-DATE)   Shop eBay
20C SEATED LIBERTY (1875-1878)   Shop eBay
25C CAPPED BUST, SMALL SIZE (1831-1838)   Shop eBay
25C SEATED LIBERTY, NO MOTTO (1838-1865)   Shop eBay
25C SEATED LIBERTY, WITH ARROWS (1853-1855)   Shop eBay
View Coin 25C SEATED LIBERTY, WITH MOTTO (1866-1891) MS 64 DPL NGC 1678 Shop eBay
25C BARBER LIBERTY HEAD (1892-1916)   Shop eBay
25C STANDING LIBERTY, TYPE 1 (1916-1917)   Shop eBay
25C STANDING LIBERTY, TYPE 2 (1917-1930)   Shop eBay
View Coin 25C WASHINGTON, SILVER (1932-1964) MS 65 PL NGC 774 Shop eBay
View Coin 25C WASHINGTON, CLAD (1965-1998) MS 67 PL NGC 366 Shop eBay
25C BICENTENNIAL (1976)   Shop eBay
25C WASHINGTON SILVER (1992-1998)   Shop eBay
View Coin 25C STATEHOOD, DC & US TERRITORIES (1999-2009) MS 68 PL NGC 431 Shop eBay
View Coin 25C AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (2010-) MS 67 PL NGC 102 Shop eBay
50C CAPPED BUST, LETTERED EDGE (1807-1836)   Shop eBay
50C CAPPED BUST, REEDED, 50 CENTS (1836-1839)   Shop eBay
50C SEATED LIBERTY, NO MOTTO (1839-1866)   Shop eBay
50C SEATED LIBERTY, WITH ARROWS (1853-1855)   Shop eBay
View Coin 50C SEATED LIBERTY, WITH MOTTO (1866-1891) MS 64 PL NGC 3185 Shop eBay
View Coin 50C BARBER LIBERTY HEAD (1892-1915) MS 64 PL NGC 1708 Shop eBay
View Coin 50C WALKING LIBERTY (1916-1947) MS 65 NGC 599 Shop eBay
View Coin 50C FRANKLIN (1948-1963) MS 65 FBL PL NGC 1329 Shop eBay
50C KENNEDY, SILVER (1964)   Shop eBay
View Coin 50C KENNEDY, CLAD (1965-DATE) MS 65 DPL NGC 98 Shop eBay
50C KENNEDY BICENTENNIAL (1976)   Shop eBay
50C KENNEDY, SILVER (1992-DATE)   Shop eBay
S$1 SEATED LIBERTY, NO MOTTO (1840-1865)   Shop eBay
S$1 SEATED LIBERTY, WITH MOTTO (1866-1873)   Shop eBay
View Coin T$1 TRADE (1873-1885) MS 63 PL NGC 1687 Shop eBay
View Coin S$1 MORGAN LIBERTY HEAD (1878-1921) MS 65 DPL PCGS 1272 Shop eBay
View Coin S$1 PEACE LIBERTY HEAD (1921-1935) MS 63 NGC 194 Shop eBay
View Coin $1 EISENHOWER, CLAD (1971-1978) MS 66 NGC 502 Shop eBay
$1 EISENHOWER, SILVER (1971-1974)   Shop eBay
$1 EISENHOWER BICENTENNIAL (1976 )   Shop eBay
View Coin $1 SUSAN B. ANTHONY (1979-1999) MS 66 PL NGC 72 Shop eBay
View Coin $1 SACAGAWEA (2000-DATE) MS 67 DPL NGC 212 Shop eBay
View Coin $1 PRESIDENTIAL (2007-DATE) MS 65 PL NGC 76 Shop eBay
View Coin S$1 COMMEMORATIVE (1983-DATE) MS 69 PL NGC 111 Shop eBay
S$1 AMERICAN EAGLE (1986-DATE)   Shop eBay
G$1 LIBERTY HEAD TYPE 1 (1849-1854)   Shop eBay
G$1 INDIAN HEAD TYPE 2 (1854-1856)   Shop eBay
View Coin G$1 INDIAN HEAD TYPE 3 (1856-1889) MS 65 PL NGC 2948 Shop eBay
$2.5 LIBERTY HEAD (1840-1907)   Shop eBay
$2.5 INDIAN HEAD (1908-1929)   Shop eBay
$5 LIBERTY HEAD (1839-1908)   Shop eBay
$5 INDIAN HEAD (1908-1929)   Shop eBay
$10 LIBERTY HEAD (1838-1907)   Shop eBay
$10 INDIAN HEAD (1907-1933)   Shop eBay
$20 LIBERTY HEAD (1850-1907)   Shop eBay
$20 SAINT-GAUDENS (1907-1932)   Shop eBay

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