Number of Required Coins : 64

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 66.669

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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 the 1920s are elusive and the 1924 and 1926 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.

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% 66.53 66.53
2 The Gately Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 66.35 66.35
3 Tom McCarroll 100.00%
Retired on 7/8/2004
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 66.315
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.315
66.32
66.32
4 Beautiful Buffalos 100.00% 66.07 66.07
5 Pennsylvania Collector 100.00%
Retired on 8/30/2002
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 66.025
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.025
66.03
66.03
6 Richard Hennessy Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 8/8/2006
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 66.016
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.016
66.02
66.02
7 Carl Womack Buffalo Collection 100.00%
Retired on 6/11/2004
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 66.006
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.006
66.01
66.01
8 ADM Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 11/25/2006
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 65.915
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.915
65.91
65.91
9 Donald A. Kutz 100.00%
Retired on 12/1/2002
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 65.814
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.814
65.81
65.81
10 KCV Herd Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.80 65.80
11 Larry Whitlow 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 65.776
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.776
65.78
65.78
12 Leon Kontos 100.00%
Retired on 6/13/2005
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 65.697
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.697
65.70
65.70
13 Que Pasa Buffalos 100.00% 65.52 65.52
14 Anne Kate Collection 100.00%
Retired on 5/17/2006
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 65.505
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.505
65.50
65.50
15 cape cod buffalos 100.00%
Retired on 1/13/2006
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 65.328
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.328
65.33
65.33
16 Ray Levoi Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 4/23/2014
Rank 16
Weighted GPA 65.303
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.303
65.30
65.30
17 Jon/Lor 100.00%
Retired on 3/7/2002
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 65.237
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.237
65.24
65.24
18 JD 100.00%
Retired on 1/1/1999
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 65.208
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.208
65.21
65.21
19 Irv's Herd 100.00%
Retired on 8/30/2004
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 65.025
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.025
65.03
65.03
19 driftwood buffalo nickels basic set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 65.03 65.03
21 Vini Vidi Vici Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 12/5/2012
Rank 21
Weighted GPA 64.907
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.907
64.91
64.91
22 jcth Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.50 64.50
23 ADPBuffalos 100.00% 64.41 64.41
24 CRD 100.00% 64.30 64.30
25 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 25
Weighted GPA 64.208
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.208
64.21
64.21
26 Wineman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.20 64.20
27 chugum 100.00% 64.00 64.00
28 Garrow King's Basic Buffalo Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 63.83 63.83
29 The Heller Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 11/24/2008
Rank 22
Weighted GPA 63.804
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 63.804
63.80
63.80
30 steelcityman's buffs Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 1/18/2009
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 63.735
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 63.735
63.74
63.74
31 East Coast Collection Click to view Set Images 98.44% 65.53 63.67
32 TimHanigan Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 63.63 63.63
33 CoolKarma's Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 63.63 63.63
34 Carnton Collection 98.44%
Retired on 3/12/2008
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 65.383
% Complete 98.44%
Set Rating 63.527
65.38
63.53
35 Shanes Wild Buffalos 98.44% 65.17 63.52
36 PocketChange Buffalo Herd 100.00%
Retired on 9/20/2005
Rank 12
Weighted GPA 63.486
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 63.486
63.49
63.49
37 Bill Fivaz Collection 96.88%
Retired on 5/19/2003
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 64.656
% Complete 96.88%
Set Rating 62.820
64.66
62.82
38 P. Kubler Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 62.65 62.65
39 Martin's Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 7/16/2011
Rank 33
Weighted GPA 62.085
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 62.085
62.09
62.09
40 MTB Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 61.90 61.90
41 Little Blue River Herd Click to view Set Images 96.88% 64.97 61.69
42 pplath 96.88%
Retired on 3/13/2007
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 64.394
% Complete 96.88%
Set Rating 61.347
64.39
61.35
43 Goose's Buffalo's Click to view Set Images 95.31% 65.63 61.28
44 William Dunham 92.19%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 44
Weighted GPA 61.646
% Complete 92.19%
Set Rating 60.480
61.65
60.48
45 SJO Buffs Click to view Set Images 100.00% 60.34 60.34
46 coinlaw 93.75%
Retired on 9/22/2005
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 64.314
% Complete 93.75%
Set Rating 58.836
64.31
58.84
47 Buffalo Hunter Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 58.47 58.47
48 The Riverside Collection 93.75% 64.55 58.24
49 yahtzeek Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 58.14 58.14
50 ProofModerns Buffalo Nickels Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 57.79 57.79
51 Bubba'sBuffalos Click to view Set Images 85.94% 64.88 57.31
52 Bob's Buffalo Nickel Collection - Basic 92.19%
Retired on 1/16/2011
Rank 41
Weighted GPA 63.932
% Complete 92.19%
Set Rating 56.470
63.93
56.47
53 danical57 90.63% 64.35 55.42
54 Charley O's Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 90.63% 64.35 54.81
55 M.E. Stewart Collections 100.00% 54.80 54.80
56 The Wydeven Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 54.36 54.36
57 KozMc Buffs Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 54.14 54.14
58 MJHess Buffalo Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 53.11 53.11
59 jerry cyncynatus buffalos Click to Contact Owner 89.06% 64.76 52.91
60 WCP buffalo's AU+ 92.19%
Retired on 8/12/2009
Rank 43
Weighted GPA 59.471
% Complete 92.19%
Set Rating 52.530
59.47
52.53
61 LJH Buffalo 5c Nickel Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 52.03 52.03
62 wad1954 84.38% 64.57 50.93
63 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 45.21 45.21
64 FMurphy 76.56% 64.36 43.65
65 Fred Bergmans Buffalos 100.00%
Retired on 10/14/2009
Rank 49
Weighted GPA 43.243
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 43.243
43.24
43.24
66 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 100.00% 43.03 43.03
67 Lantern Collection 76.56% 64.67 42.03
68 CWP Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 41.61 41.61
69 Golden Collection Registry Click to view Set Images 78.13% 58.45 41.49
70 Bruce's Buffalos Click to Contact Owner 71.88% 63.72 39.80
71 Ozark's Thundering Herd 2 65.63% 59.27 36.27
72 Dr. Paul's Tatanka Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 67.19% 64.51 33.37
73 The Lilhuff Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 31.94 31.94
74 Robinette Collection 60.94% 64.21 29.57
75 rick's half dollars 75.00% 39.96 29.37
76 Buffalo Robert I Click to Contact Owner 62.50% 59.71 29.01
77 Bryan's Set Click to view Set Images 60.94% 51.55 28.78
78 Torgy 93.75%
Retired on 9/26/2012
Rank 68
Weighted GPA 29.810
% Complete 93.75%
Set Rating 27.741
29.81
27.74
79 CBH Buffalo Nickel Collection Click to view Set Images 59.38% 65.60 27.52
80 RV77494 Click to view Set Images 57.81% 60.55 25.98
81 cardyman 56.25% 47.49 24.27
82 BigBrushy-120 Click to view Set Images 46.88% 50.02 23.83
83 Dave's Set Click to Contact Owner 50.00% 63.25 21.95
84 klinefelter Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 51.56% 57.67 21.65
85 R Castelino Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 35.94% 66.06 21.26
86 The Wood Collection Click to view Set Images 48.44% 65.95 20.80
87 John S. Patterson Click to view Set Images 54.69% 44.51 20.22
88 Buffalo Stampede Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.19% 62.37 20.07
89 b bergmann buffalo's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 51.56% 46.48 19.65
90 obxpond Click to view Set Images 40.63% 63.28 18.97
91 The Colorado Buffs Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 39.06% 64.19 18.22
92 shsusa - Buff 5C Basic Circ 1913-38 43.75% 63.90 17.33
93 hbvjr Click to Contact Owner 28.13% 64.54 16.29
94 ErasmusHall Click to view Set Images 37.50% 65.44 16.10
95 Roaming the range 32.81% 64.12 14.77
96 R.P. Clark Click to Contact Owner 34.38% 59.42 13.87
97 hlamcke 17.19% 64.98 13.32
98 Cen-Cal 31.25% 63.52 12.22
99 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 26.56% 64.59 12.02
100 Buckeye's Late Herd Click to Contact Owner 32.81% 65.61 11.80
101 dougt Click to view Set Images 18.75% 44.82 11.17
102 Dale's Mill Creek Buffs 26.56% 63.68 09.44
103 "A Little Bit of Pepper" 25.00% 64.56 09.16
104 Montana Collection 25.00% 57.52 07.98
105 ajia Click to Contact Owner 35.94% 25.46 07.71
106 The R.S.Gore Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.75% 65.05 07.59
107 A small Missouri Herd Click to Contact Owner 23.44% 56.15 07.09
108 CSF Click to Contact Owner 21.88% 64.97 06.97
109 Harry Behemoth's Buffalo Stampede 21.88% 59.11 06.71
110 Donald K. Warner Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.75% 65.28 06.59
111 JReevesTx Click to view Set Images 12.50% 61.12 06.56
112 HKnJameses 20.31% 54.75 06.22
113 A simple Buffalo collection Click to Contact Owner 17.19% 65.11 05.75
114 Tye 17.19% 65.17 04.93
115 Miearspharmacy 17.19% 65.52 04.75
116 The Milentius II Set 14.06% 65.13 04.73
117 [email protected] 15.63% 64.67 04.28
118 Loon Lake Collection Click to view Set Images 12.50% 58.85 04.27
119 J W M Buffalo Basic Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 15.63% 66.15 04.17
120 Poulan Collection 17.19% 65.00 04.10
121 JScottWeber Buffalo Circ. Set Click to Contact Owner 10.94% 64.85 04.09
122 A. R. S. Collection Click to view Set Images 15.63% 48.00 04.09
123 steve hamilton Click to Contact Owner 14.06% 63.85 04.03
124 nosam Click to view Set Images 17.19% 21.74 03.98
125 RSD 10.94% 64.24 03.44
126 Leinieboy Click to view Set Images 10.94% 65.57 02.90
127 The Graydon Collection 14.06% 65.00 02.87
128 William E. Corum Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 9.38% 66.38 02.51
129 J & S Collection Click to view Set Images 7.81% 22.74 02.51
130 Pebble Collection Click to view Set Images 4.69% 66.39 01.88
131 gibby65 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.69% 60.75 01.53
132 rjcent Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.69% 64.71 01.43
133 jhill98 7.81% 65.00 01.23
134 LV Buffalo Click to view Set Images 1.56% 40.00 00.88
135 wolferdan 3.13% 14.33 00.41