> Does this set need six coins or just five??? (Ie, does this set need
> the twenty-cent piece as well?)
This set needs the number of coins that you want to put
By denomination, there is 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cent, 25 cents,
50 cents, and 1 dollar. By significant design change there is
No drapery 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, and 50 cents (with or
without stars on the 5cents and 10 cents, and ignoring the Gobrecht
With drapery 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents, and dollar.
(dramatic change on 5 cent and 10 cent, more subtle on the 25 cents
and 50 cents).
Obverse legend 5 cents and 10 cents
Reverse with motto 25 cents, 50 cents and dollar
Different from any of the above: 20 cent and trade dollar
So I count anywhere from 6 to 16 coins. More can be added
if you include all the more minor changes that got made over
the years, such as the temporary addition of arrows at the
date, rays on the reverse, changes in weight, and minor
changes to the portrait. Some people like to make sure they
have one from each mint, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New Orleans,
Most things worth doing aren't easy.
Mike is EAC #4357, LSCC #1636, JRCS #841, ANA #R-170301, CCS #F11, SPPN
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