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W.I. 1862 Mint Set

Set Type: 1862 Mint Set
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
Last Modified: 8/16/2020
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Rank: 2
Score: 4625
Leading by: 449
Points to Higher Rank: 743
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Set Description:

20 coins make up the 1862 Mint Set. By the summer of 1862, the outcome of the Civil War was very much in doubt and all silver and gold coins in Eastern States had disappeared from circulation and were being hoarded, while coins still circulating freely in the Western States. Decades later, a few gem Philadelphia mint quarter, halves and dollars were discovered in bank vaults. The San Francisco mint coins continued to circulate and as a result are very rare in high grades.

One of the scarcer coins is the 1862-S Dime with an NGC population of only 23 pieces. Most survivors are in the VF grade range. Aside from the gold dollar and 1862-S twenty, the remaining gold coins are all very scarce to extremely rare and very expensive. This is another deceptively difficult set to complete.

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