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Coins Certified as of 8/31

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

Number of Required Coins : 40

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%67.27 67.93 67.93
2 chugum Click to view Set Images 95.00%64.09 64.09 58.14
3 KCV MV Circ/Prf Shield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 97.50%62.67 62.67 57.50
4 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 82.50%66.97 67.13 50.52
5 Seeing Double Click to Contact Owner 40.00%59.46 59.46 15.94
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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%67.27 67.93 67.93
2 chugum Click to view Set Images 95.00%64.09 64.09 58.14
3 KCV MV Circ/Prf Shield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 97.50%62.67 62.67 57.50
4 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 82.50%66.97 67.13 50.52
5 Seeing Double Click to Contact Owner 40.00%59.46 59.46 15.94
6 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 42.50%57.04 57.04 14.70
7 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 25.00%46.83 46.83 05.79
8 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.50%63.63 63.63 05.25