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Civil War Silver and Copper

The war commenced with the secession of South Carolina. Hostilities commenced on 12 April 1861 with the attack by the Confederate Military on the U.S. Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Following the commencement of fighting the war continued with massive casualties suffered by both the Union and the Confederate forces. Initially the Confederates held sway but due to the Union's blockades of southern ports and the manufacturing resources of the Northern states the Union forces eventually weakened the Confederate Army and inflicted a crushing blow to the Confederate Armies at Gettysburg. Although not ending the war at Gettysburg the Northern forces eventually defeated the CSA Armies and the war essentially ended with General Lee surrendering to Ulysses Grant at the Appomattox courthouse in Virginia on 9 April 1865. The Civil War period continues to evoke strong interest from collectors. This set of silver and copper coins issued during the Civil War presents a challenge to complete but can be completed with diligent effort.

There are 59 coins in this set. When Collectors have yet to create all the relevant sets (e.g. Seated Half-Dime, Dimes, Quarters, Half Dollars, and Dollars), not all 59 coins may show up in their collection.



Click Collection Name to view its composition. The Blank Collection is an empty version.

Collection Rating Complete Weighted Grade caccoin.com Last Updated
The Civil War Collection 35.9 88% 42.9 38% January 29, 2023
The Newtown Collection 30.2 63% 53.9 51% March 2, 2023
The Forest Hill Collection 19.7 29% 54.5 6% August 22, 2023
The RCA Collection 16.7 32% 42.2 42% June 16, 2022
The Dale Miller Collection 15.4 31% 45.6 39% November 7, 2021
The Sacandaga Collection 14.7 29% 49.4 0% May 15, 2023
The Gerry Fortin Collection 14.1 17% 66.0 100% January 9, 2022
The Sunset Collection 13.8 19% 58.6 9% July 4, 2022
The Coulombe Family Collection 12.3 17% 57.9 10% February 5, 2023
The Tim Cook MD Collection 12.2 17% 57.3 20% February 14, 2023
The TGM Collection 11.9 27% 41.6 69% September 2, 2023
The West Coast Collection 10.5 27% 42.8 0% March 11, 2023
The Herms Halves Collection 10.1 19% 55.0 9% November 15, 2022
The Greene Collection 10.1 19% 54.9 18% April 18, 2023
The Piedmont Collection 8.0 22% 38.7 23% April 3, 2023
The Iowa Collection III Collection 7.1 15% 35.3 89% January 17, 2023
The Copper Harbor Collection 5.9 14% 36.7 88% July 4, 2022
The Old Chelsea Collection 4.8 8% 47.1 100% October 30, 2021
The Medway Collection 3.9 15% 60.0 22% April 5, 2022
The Wild and Wonderful in WV Collection 3.8 15% 33.9 56% November 5, 2021
The Ash Collection 3.8 7% 48.2 50% August 11, 2023
The Big Frankie Collection 3.1 7% 38.6 75% October 9, 2022
The Tony Alberts Collection 3.0 17% 14.1 10% March 23, 2023
The Old Dog Collection 2.7 3% 66.1 50% June 21, 2023
The Mountain View Collection 1.8 7% 16.1 100% September 12, 2023
The Pikes Peak Collection 1.5 3% 58.8 100% January 8, 2022
The Hollow Mountain Collection 1.4 2% 67.1 100% February 1, 2023
The Blank Collection
Collection Rating Complete Weighted Grade caccoin.com Last Updated
The Gene Gardner Collection 48.1 64% 66.5 66% June 8, 2017
The Civil War Collection 35.9 88% 42.9 38% January 29, 2023
The Newtown Collection 30.2 63% 53.9 51% March 2, 2023
The Tom Bender Collection 21.9 31% 64.7 83% June 25, 2021
The Forest Hill Collection 19.7 29% 54.5 6% August 22, 2023
The RCA Collection 16.7 32% 42.2 42% June 16, 2022
The Dale Miller Collection 15.4 31% 45.6 39% November 7, 2021
The JMFrzy Collection 14.8 32% 42.8 0% March 12, 2017
The Sacandaga Collection 14.7 29% 49.4 0% May 15, 2023
The Terry Hess Collection 14.3 64% 26.0 5% October 29, 2017
The Gerry Fortin Collection 14.1 17% 66.0 100% January 9, 2022
The Sunset Collection 13.8 19% 58.6 9% July 4, 2022
The JF Collection 13.5 17% 63.4 20% April 15, 2017
The kcs Collection 12.9 73% 15.7 0% December 21, 2019
The Coulombe Family Collection 12.3 17% 57.9 10% February 5, 2023
The Tim Cook MD Collection 12.2 17% 57.3 20% February 14, 2023
The Hoosier Collection 11.9 15% 58.8 67% April 25, 2020
The TGM Collection 11.9 27% 41.6 69% September 2, 2023
The John Okerson Collection 11.6 51% 32.0 3% May 28, 2018
The Tenafly Collection 11.1 24% 36.3 100% February 1, 2021
The Seal Beach Collection 10.6 19% 57.6 82% December 30, 2019
The West Coast Collection 10.5 27% 42.8 0% March 11, 2023
The Oregon Beaver Collection 10.2 19% 55.6 27% August 15, 2020
The Herms Halves Collection 10.1 19% 55.0 9% November 15, 2022
The Greene Collection 10.1 19% 54.9 18% April 18, 2023
The GJ Collection 9.7 15% 47.9 89% February 21, 2017
The TombstoneJoe Collection 8.7 17% 41.0 10% March 27, 2020
The Electric Peak Collection 8.3 14% 66.2 38% November 13, 2020
The Whiskey Creek Collection 8.2 22% 48.3 46% July 11, 2018
The FJP LSHD Varieties Collection 8.1 14% 64.6 0% November 10, 2019
The Piedmont Collection 8.0 22% 38.7 23% April 3, 2023
The Iowa Collection 7.5 15% 37.0 100% February 17, 2018
The MIKE VERHULST Collection 7.4 15% 36.5 11% December 9, 2019
The Iowa Collection III Collection 7.1 15% 35.3 89% January 17, 2023
The KSeholm Collection 6.0 14% 47.9 0% April 28, 2020
The Copper Harbor Collection 5.9 14% 36.7 88% July 4, 2022
The Jonjrl Coins Collection 5.7 15% 39.6 0% July 30, 2018
The Motor City Collection 5.2 8% 55.1 0% February 27, 2017
The White Pine Collection 5.0 15% 33.3 0% February 21, 2017
The BIG BLUE Collection 4.8 10% 43.4 33% February 16, 2021
The Old Chelsea Collection 4.8 8% 47.1 100% October 30, 2021
The Semikey Collection 4.3 17% 20.3 0% August 18, 2018
The BL Collection 4.0 8% 45.4 0% February 21, 2017
The Medway Collection 3.9 15% 60.0 22% April 5, 2022
The Wild and Wonderful in WV Collection 3.8 15% 33.9 56% November 5, 2021
The Ash Collection 3.8 7% 48.2 50% August 11, 2023
The Prufrock322 Collection 3.6 5% 59.7 0% October 30, 2020
The Big Frankie Collection 3.1 7% 38.6 75% October 9, 2022
The Tony Alberts Collection 3.0 17% 14.1 10% March 23, 2023
The Old Dog Collection 2.7 3% 66.1 50% June 21, 2023
The Seated Dollar Short Set Collection 2.3 5% 42.4 100% February 4, 2019
The FatMan Collection 2.2 8% 25.0 0% August 27, 2017
The Weatherman Collection 2.1 8% 20.8 0% May 2, 2021
The Mountain View Collection 1.8 7% 16.1 100% September 12, 2023
The Set_126 Collection 1.6 17% 28.7 0% July 29, 2017
The Pikes Peak Collection 1.5 3% 58.8 100% January 8, 2022
The Golden Arm Collection 1.5 3% 55.0 0% June 26, 2018
The Hollow Mountain Collection 1.4 2% 67.1 100% February 1, 2023
The Seated Appalachians Halves Collection 1.3 3% 51.2 50% May 2, 2019
The Everyman Set Collection 1.0 2% 45.0 0% February 5, 2018
The Badger Mountain Collection 0.9 2% 45.0 0% July 5, 2019
The West Side Collection 0.8 8% 6.3 0% March 28, 2019
The Just Another Modest Set Collection 0.8 2% 40.0 0% July 7, 2017
The JPB Collection 0.8 2% 35.0 0% February 28, 2017
The G-Squared Collection 0.6 8% 10.7 0% December 5, 2019
The Jazz Collection 0.3 2% 33.3 100% March 4, 2017
The War Between the States Collection 0.2 2% 40.0 0% February 12, 2020
The yosclimber Collection 0.2 5% 5.5 0% December 3, 2018
The Motley Collection 0.1 2% 12.0 0% July 9, 2017
The Blank Collection

Rating: The weighted average of all coin grades (i.e. aggregated sum of each coin grade + CAC premium multiplied by its rarity factor divided by the sum of all rarity factors). Missing coins are included and assigned a grade of 0. This metric is the basis for order rank.

Complete: The number of coin entries divided by the total number of coins in the Set.

Weighted Grade: The weighted average of all coin grades (see calculation above), but excluding any missing coins.

%: The ratio of coins certified by CAC (either green or gold sticker). Calculated as the number of CAC coins divided by the total number of entered coins.

Rarity Factor: The rarity assessment for each date/variety uses the Sheldon scale of R1 through R8 with a R1 weight being the most common while an R8 weight being the most difficult to locate.