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Coins Certified as of 12/8

Shield Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1866-1883)

Number of Required Coins : 39

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 69.000

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Combining the Circulation and Proof strikes with major varieties gives us the comprehensive Shield Nickel set. The major challenge here will be the 1867 With Rays Proof. This is an extraordinarily rare coin, with an estimated survival of 60-70 pieces. The two proof-only dates of 1877 and 1878 will be modestly tough as will be the low mintage 1880 Circulation strike. Aside from these, this is a very completable set and provides just enough of a challenge to make it interesting.

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

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Greenbrier River Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%67.31 67.86 67.86
2 chugum Click to view Set Images 97.44%64.09 64.09 60.00
3 KCV MV Circ/Prf Shield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 97.44%63.10 63.10 57.73
4 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 89.74%66.58 66.77 53.27
5 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 87.18%59.81 59.81 43.27
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Greenbrier River Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%67.31 67.86 67.86
2 chugum Click to view Set Images 97.44%64.09 64.09 60.00
3 KCV MV Circ/Prf Shield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 97.44%63.10 63.10 57.73
4 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 89.74%66.58 66.77 53.27
5 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 87.18%59.81 59.81 43.27
6 Seeing Double Click to Contact Owner 41.03%59.46 59.46 16.45
7 Richard Five Cent Shield 10.26%60.00 60.00 07.02
8 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.82%63.63 63.63 05.41
9 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 20.51%46.67 46.67 04.47
10 Vinny Kid 2.56%2.00 2.00 00.02