Number of Required Coins : 10

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 68.167

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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% 67.39 67.39
2 Robert N Lockey Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 67.06 67.06
3 KCV Nickels Cir Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 66.89 66.89
4 kazman54 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 66.83 66.83
5 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.89 65.89
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 67.39 67.39
2 Robert N Lockey Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 67.06 67.06
3 KCV Nickels Cir Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 66.89 66.89
4 kazman54 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 66.83 66.83
5 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.89 65.89
6 Mike's Five Cent Type Set II Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.83 65.83
6 tigervet 100.00% 65.83 65.83
8 lostmountainman 100.00% 65.36 65.36
9 The Old North State Collection (Circulation Strikes Only) Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.94 64.94
10 Rick's 5¢ Type Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 63.56 63.56
11 The Wydeven Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 62.78 62.78
12 The Trottier Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 62.56 62.56
13 shsusa- 5C Type-Circ 1866- 90.00% 65.24 61.61
14 The Lilhuff Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 61.44 61.44
15 MDF 5C 100.00% 61.00 61.00
16 houmadale Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 60.58 60.58
17 Variety Is The Spice Of Life (Five Cent Type Set) Click to view Set Images 100.00% 60.44 60.44
18 Enfield Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 60.17 60.17
19 five cent type knowledge Click to Contact Owner 80.00% 65.13 57.89
20 Miss Coco Puff's Five Cent Type Set, Circulation Strikes Click to view Set Images 100.00% 57.00 57.00
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