Number of Required Coins : 64

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 68.096

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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 challenge in the Basic set consists of most of the "S" mints struck between 1915 and 1928. In particular, the 1926 is a very tough coin in high grade. Strike is a problem on many of these, and getting a sharp and lustrous top grade example is very difficult.
All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Gerald Forsythe Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 67.47 67.47
2 The Gately Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 67.02 67.02
3 Tom McCarroll 100.00%
Retired on 7/8/2004
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 66.315
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.315
66.91
66.91
4 Beautiful Buffalos 100.00% 66.38 66.38
5 Pennsylvania Collector 100.00%
Retired on 8/30/2002
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 66.025
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.025
66.27
66.27
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Gerald Forsythe Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 67.47 67.47
2 The Gately Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 67.02 67.02
3 Beautiful Buffalos 100.00% 66.38 66.38
4 Goose's Buffalo's Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.85 65.85
5 KCV Herd Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.84 65.84
6 East Coast Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.75 65.75
7 Que Pasa Buffalos 100.00% 65.56 65.56
8 Shanes Wild Buffalos 100.00% 65.17 65.17
9 Little Blue River Herd Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.16 65.16
10 driftwood buffalo nickels basic set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 65.05 65.05
11 Redfisharmy Buffs Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.02 65.02
12 jcth Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.50 64.50
13 ADPBuffalos 100.00% 64.41 64.41
14 CRD 100.00% 64.30 64.30
15 Wineman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.20 64.20
16 chugum 100.00% 64.00 64.00
17 Garrow King's Basic Buffalo Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 63.83 63.83
18 CoolKarma's Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 63.64 63.64
19 Bubba'sBuffalos Click to view Set Images 98.44% 65.08 63.64
20 TimHanigan Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 63.63 63.63
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