Number of Required Coins : 118

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 63.205

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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% 60.40 59.22
2 CoolKarma Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.31% 54.25 53.20
3 KCV Com/Var Herd Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 94.07% 55.34 52.10
4 MJHess Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.61% 47.62 45.70
5 Buffalo Hunter Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 92.37% 46.69 42.07
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Gately Collection Click to Contact Owner 98.31% 60.40 59.22
2 CoolKarma Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.31% 54.25 53.20
3 KCV Com/Var Herd Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 94.07% 55.34 52.10
4 MJHess Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.61% 47.62 45.70
5 Buffalo Hunter Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 92.37% 46.69 42.07
6 Little Blue River Herd Click to view Set Images 65.25% 61.36 35.60
7 SJO Complete Buffalos Click to view Set Images 68.64% 54.79 34.25
8 chugum 61.02% 62.49 33.45
9 Wineman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 60.17% 60.17 32.74
10 The Wydeven Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 85.59% 37.87 31.51
11 TimHanigan Click to Contact Owner 55.93% 63.58 31.17
12 CWP Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 94.92% 31.87 30.34
13 LJH Complete Buffalo 5C Variety Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 63.56% 51.21 28.40
14 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 61.02% 40.85 21.68
15 Golden Collection Registry Click to view Set Images 44.92% 58.61 21.35
16 The BMC Complete Variety Buffalo Herd Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 46.61% 48.84 21.09
17 Bryan's Buffalo Set Click to view Set Images 43.22% 51.42 20.89
18 The Lilhuff Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 60.17% 32.92 16.93
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% 50.74 14.30
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