Number of Required Coins : 10

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 69.188

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The humble "nickel" or five cent coin was born out of the silver and gold shortage during and after the Civil War. Nearly all precious metal coins were hoarded, and very few remained in circulation. This gave rise to several low denomination coins made from more base metals such as the copper two cent piece, and the nickel three and five cent pieces. Due to its larger size, the five cent nickel quickly supplanted the tiny half dime in circulation, and went on to become the workhorse of late 19th and early 20th century circulating money. While none of these coins will prove too difficult to acquire, the With Rays Shield Nickel of 1866-67 is the unquestioned key to this set.

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All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 68.31 68.31
2 Corum Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 67.75 67.75
3 charismadunes 100.00%
Retired on 9/17/2008
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 67.542
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 67.542
67.54
67.54
3 Jim's 100.00% 67.54 67.54
5 Compradore Collections, Nickel Type Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 6/26/2008
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 67.500
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 67.500
67.50
67.50
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 68.31 68.31
2 Corum Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 67.75 67.75
3 Jim's 100.00% 67.54 67.54
4 History of Nickels Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 67.38 67.38
5 DAM Click to view Set Images 100.00% 67.25 67.25
6 KCV Nickel Type set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 67.19 67.19
7 driftwood Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 66.67 66.67
7 Robert N. Lockey Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 66.67 66.67
9 Dennis Doeppenschmidt Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 66.54 66.54
10 FMurphy 100.00% 66.38 66.38
11 kazman54 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 66.29 66.29
12 Gobrecht's Raisinet Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 66.25 66.25
13 Mike's Five Cent Type Set I Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.92 65.92
14 Golden Gate Collection 100.00% 65.71 65.71
15 tigervet 100.00% 65.63 65.63
16 Texas Doc's Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 65.54 65.54
17 Plaza Mayor Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.42 65.42
18 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.38 65.38
19 Five Cent knowledge Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 65.33 65.33
20 Parf Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 65.29 65.29
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