Number of Required Coins : 71

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 66.478

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There is something about Buffalo nickels that attracts collectors. Some collectors remember when every once in a while one would show up in their change, or a time when they did grandpa a favor and the reward was a beautiful old nickel. Perhaps it reminds us of a time when the West was still new. Whatever the reasons, many people collect Buffalo nickels and some have managed to build truly phenomenal sets.

The keys to the set are well known - the 1916 double die variety, the 1918/7-D, and the famous 1937-D three legged Buffalo among them. There are also some less obvious stoppers within the series. The San Francisco coins of the 1920s are elusive and the 1924 and 1926 are all actually rarer than the famous three-legged '37-D. Though there are some tough coins, this series is now and forever a favorite of collectors.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Gately Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 66.14 66.14
2 Carl Womack Buffalo Collection (Varieties) 100.00%
Retired on 6/11/2004
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 65.613
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.613
65.61
65.61
3 KCV Herd Maj. Varieties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.02 65.02
4 Richard Hennessy collection (varieties) Click to view Set Images 97.18%
Retired on 8/8/2006
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 65.843
% Complete 97.18%
Set Rating 63.092
65.84
63.09
5 Driftwood Buffalo Nickel Set Click to Contact Owner 97.18% 64.58 62.78
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Gately Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 66.14 66.14
2 KCV Herd Maj. Varieties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.02 65.02
3 Driftwood Buffalo Nickel Set Click to Contact Owner 97.18% 64.58 62.78
4 Goose's Buffalo's Click to view Set Images 97.18% 65.34 61.70
5 Garrow King's Buffalo Nickels Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 61.24 61.24
6 Little Blue River Herd Click to view Set Images 97.18% 64.41 60.82
7 Great Basin Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.18% 63.31 60.66
8 Wineman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 60.45 60.45
9 CoolKarma's Full Buffalo set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 60.28 60.28
10 jcth Buffalos Click to view Set Images 94.37% 64.50 59.11
11 chugum 95.77% 62.41 58.93
12 SJO Buffalos Click to view Set Images 97.18% 59.16 55.86
13 Bubba'sBuffalos Click to view Set Images 84.51% 62.06 54.11
14 ProofModerns Buffalo Nickels with Varieties Click to Contact Owner 97.18% 56.77 53.61
15 yahtzeek Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 97.18% 55.82 53.48
16 Omega Jim Buffalo Nickels Click to Contact Owner 84.51% 62.91 52.92
17 Buffalo Hunter Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 95.77% 56.60 52.66
18 MJHess Buffalo Nickel Set Click to Contact Owner 98.59% 52.10 50.65
19 The Wydeven Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.59% 51.86 50.41
20 KozMc Buffs Click to Contact Owner 94.37% 54.58 49.57
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