Number of Required Coins : 118

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 64.751

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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 1923, 1920, and 1927 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.

Notes: This set is a work in progress. As new varieties are graded, they may be added to the set.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Gately Collection Click to Contact Owner 98.31% 61.35 60.16
2 KCV Com/Var Herd Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 95.76% 56.71 54.41
3 CoolKarma Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.31% 54.41 53.35
4 Little Blue River Herd Click to view Set Images 87.29% 54.44 46.28
5 M J Hess Collections Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.61% 48.03 46.08
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Gately Collection Click to Contact Owner 98.31% 61.35 60.16
2 KCV Com/Var Herd Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 95.76% 56.71 54.41
3 CoolKarma Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.31% 54.41 53.35
4 Little Blue River Herd Click to view Set Images 87.29% 54.44 46.28
5 M J Hess Collections Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.61% 48.03 46.08
6 Buffalo Hunter Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 93.22% 49.67 45.42
7 SJO Complete Buffalos Click to view Set Images 68.64% 55.73 34.84
8 Mel's Final Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 78.81% 45.70 34.53
9 chugum 61.02% 62.49 33.45
10 Wineman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 60.17% 60.17 32.74
11 The Wydeven Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 87.29% 37.46 31.85
12 TimHanigan Click to Contact Owner 55.93% 63.58 31.17
13 LJH Complete Buffalo 5C Variety Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 64.41% 51.06 28.70
14 Golden Collection Registry Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 53.39% 59.98 25.09
15 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 61.86% 40.53 22.12
16 The BMC Complete Variety Buffalo Herd Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 47.46% 49.12 21.50
17 Bryan's Buffalo Set Click to view Set Images 42.37% 51.20 20.34
18 The Lilhuff Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 61.02% 33.19 17.37
19 Tom's Spare Change All Variety Buffalo Set Click to Contact Owner 42.37% 41.31 14.80
20 Have You Herd 33.05% 50.77 14.31
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