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Coins Certified as of 6/25

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

Number of Required Coins : 19

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 67.985

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Hey, let's put this set together! This is the first nickel five-cent coin, and the series contains two major types, the 1866-67 Rays and the 1867-83 No Rays. This series is filled with "problem" coins, as the 1867 Rays is almost always poorly struck and many issues have planchet problems and/or poor luster. Including the major varieties adds three coins to the Basic Set. The 1866/1866 doubled date, the open and closed "3" varieties of the 1873 and finally the 1883/2 overdate that concludes the series. None of these varieties are extremely difficult, but the overdate will be the toughest of the three.
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%66.49 67.40 67.40
2 Mitch Green Variety Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%65.91 66.06 66.06
3 The James E. Blake Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%65.06
Retired on 8/9/2014
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 65.059
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.059
65.06
65.06
4 Sunnywood II MS Shield Nickels 100.00%64.74
Retired on 8/16/2003
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 64.735
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.735
64.97
64.97
5 Great Plains Enterprises 94.74%65.79
Retired on 3/15/2007
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 65.788
% Complete 94.74%
Set Rating 63.853
65.91
63.97
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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%66.49 67.40 67.40
2 Mitch Green Variety Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%65.91 66.06 66.06
3 KCV MV Circ Shield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%60.28 60.28 60.28
4 Driftwood Shield Five Cent Mint Set Click to Contact Owner 89.47%65.16 65.16 59.41
5 JKommers 100.00%55.88 55.88 55.88
6 Weintraub's Shield Nickel Collection 94.74%61.15 61.15 53.96
7 chugum Click to view Set Images 94.74%64.07 64.07 52.76
8 CCcoiner Click to view Set Images 94.74%63.32 63.32 52.15
9 The Gypsy Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 89.47%65.10 65.34 48.04
10 lostmountainman 94.74%53.75 53.75 44.26
11 My Shield Nickels 94.74%46.07 46.07 37.94
12 Seeing Double 73.68%58.83 58.83 31.15
13 Robert N Lockey Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 57.89%60.57 60.57 24.94
14 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 47.37%48.20 48.20 14.18
15 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 26.32%63.57 63.57 13.09
16 november1658 Click to view Set Images 10.53%64.00 64.00 03.76
17 The Durdik Family Trust Shield Nickels with Varieties, Circulation Strikes Collection Click to view Set Images 10.53%54.00 54.00 03.18
18 ajia Click to Contact Owner 21.05%24.25 24.25 02.85