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Coins Certified as of 5/23

Buffalo Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1913-1938)

Number of Required Coins : 80

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 68.112

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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 in the circulation strikes 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 the 1920s are elusive and the 1924 and 1926 are all actually rarer than the famous three-legged '37-D. In the proof issues, we are dealing with low mintage coins, and that means there's a challenge in the air for even the most well-heeled collector. Mintages range from 600 for the key 1916 to 5,769 for the final issued of 1937. Though there are some tough coins, this series is now and forever a favorite of collectors.

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 The Gately Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%0.00 66.84 66.84
2 KCV Herd M/V Cir/Proof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.75%64.71 64.72 63.15
3 Wineman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%58.90 58.90 58.90
4 chugum 95.00%61.89 61.89 54.82
5 buffalo13 Click to view Set Images 90.00%63.43
Retired on 10/5/2014
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 63.426
% Complete 91.14%
Set Rating 51.956
63.43
50.70
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 The Gately Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%0.00 66.84 66.84
2 KCV Herd M/V Cir/Proof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.75%64.71 64.72 63.15
3 Wineman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%58.90 58.90 58.90
4 chugum 95.00%61.89 61.89 54.82
5 Little Blue River Herd Click to view Set Images 83.75%62.91 62.91 50.51
6 Goose's Buffalo's Click to view Set Images 86.25%0.00 64.95 47.42
7 Buffalo Hunter Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 91.25%54.55 54.55 44.55
8 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 91.25%44.32 44.32 35.73
9 Mankado's Herd 2 Click to view Set Images 70.00%65.32 65.32 33.22
10 BuffaloBrothersCoin 76.25%41.34 41.34 27.18
11 Bryan's Set Click to view Set Images 51.25%48.99 48.99 20.34
12 Feather River Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 37.50%65.90 65.90 18.93
13 Jesh Click to view Set Images 30.00%66.91 66.93 15.98
14 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 28.75%64.66 64.66 09.17
15 William E. Corum Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 30.00%66.16 66.16 07.33
16 Neibaur Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.25%66.00 66.00 00.23