Number of Required Coins : 137

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 68.948

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A complete set of proof nickels has a few standout rarities. In the second year of the Shield nickel, they removed the rays from the reverse. However, a handful of Proofs were made in 1867 with the Rays reverse, making this one the key coin in this set. Even the 1866 with Rays proof is no slouch. The proof-only 1877 and 1878 are also uncommon. In the Liberty Nickel era the 1885 is the most expensive acquisition, but not by virtue of its mintage or population, both of which are higher than average for the series. It's simply the demand for the date that makes it more costly. Most of the Matte Proof Buffalo nickels are tough, particularly the 1916. The Jefferson nickels are all fairly common, with the exception of the 1971 "No S" Proof.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% Complete%DCAMWeighted GPASet Rating
1 KCV comp-w/MV, Proof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.54%42.22% 67.16 65.54
2 driftwood US Nickels complete proof set Click to Contact Owner 80.29%43.64% 66.48 58.31
3 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 76.64%46.67% 68.11 52.28
4 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 59.85%65.85% 67.87 20.98
5 Honeycutt 56.93%83.33% 69.60 17.86
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Current Finest
RankCollection% Complete%DCAMWeighted GPASet Rating
1 KCV comp-w/MV, Proof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.54%42.22% 67.16 65.54
2 driftwood US Nickels complete proof set Click to Contact Owner 80.29%43.64% 66.48 58.31
3 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 76.64%46.67% 68.11 52.28
4 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 59.85%65.85% 67.87 20.98
5 Honeycutt 56.93%83.33% 69.60 17.86
6 school-man Click to Contact Owner 55.47%69.74% 68.48 16.22
7 The Forclaire US Proof Nickels Collection Click to Contact Owner 56.20%77.92% 69.06 15.90
8 SJO Nickels, Proof 53.28%71.23% 69.11 14.09
9 ajia Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 51.09%67.14% 68.61 13.54
10 Northwoods Nickels Click to view Set Images 20.44%46.43% 66.91 13.35
11 DRMs US Nickels Complete with Major Varieties Proof Set Click to Contact Owner 47.45%83.08% 70.36 11.73
12 RKinnun Click to Contact Owner 33.58%80.43% 68.96 10.13
13 wisker4570 46.72%75.00% 69.92 10.12
14 GrayNickel Click to Contact Owner 40.15%85.45% 70.33 09.41
15 emptypockets Click to Contact Owner 43.80%80.00% 70.26 09.40
16 Dw1890 37.96%84.62% 70.00 08.60
17 khoward132 40.15%85.45% 71.02 08.57
18 infuz 38.69%86.79% 70.85 08.23
19 Jeffersonian Click to view Set Images 38.69%83.02% 70.53 08.20
20 jstapleton759 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 37.23%84.31% 70.47 07.88
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