Number of Required Coins : 64

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 66.680

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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% 66.54 66.54
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 Goose's Buffalo's Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.69 65.69
14 Que Pasa Buffalos 100.00% 65.52 65.52
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 Little Blue River Herd Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.11 65.11
21 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
21 driftwood buffalo nickels basic set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 65.03 65.03
23 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
24 jcth Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.50 64.50
25 ADPBuffalos 100.00% 64.41 64.41
26 CRD 100.00% 64.30 64.30
27 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 27
Weighted GPA 64.208
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.208
64.21
64.21
28 Wineman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.20 64.20
29 chugum 100.00% 64.00 64.00
30 Garrow King's Basic Buffalo Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 63.83 63.83
31 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
32 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
33 East Coast Collection Click to view Set Images 98.44% 65.56 63.69
34 CoolKarma's Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 63.64 63.64
35 TimHanigan Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 63.63 63.63
36 Bubba'sBuffalos Click to view Set Images 98.44% 65.00 63.57
37 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
38 Shanes Wild Buffalos 98.44% 65.17 63.52
39 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
40 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
41 P. Kubler Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 62.65 62.65
42 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
43 MTB Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 61.90 61.90
44 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
45 William Dunham 92.19%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 45
Weighted GPA 61.646
% Complete 92.19%
Set Rating 60.480
61.65
60.48
46 SJO Buffs Click to view Set Images 100.00% 60.34 60.34
47 Charley O's Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 95.31% 64.63 59.94
48 The Riverside Collection 95.31% 64.55 59.87
49 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
50 Buffalo Hunter Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 58.61 58.61
51 The Bisonology Experiment Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 58.45 58.45
52 yahtzeek Click to view Set Images 100.00% 58.14 58.14
53 ProofModerns Buffalo Nickels Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 57.93 57.93
54 Redfisharmy Buffs Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 87.50% 64.98 57.19
55 Charlie's Buffalos Click to view Set Images 100.00% 57.15 57.15
56 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
57 danical57 90.63% 64.35 55.42
58 KozMc Buffs Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 55.27 55.27
59 M.E. Stewart Collections 100.00% 54.80 54.80
60 The Wydeven Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 54.36 54.36
61 MJHess Buffalo Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 53.51 53.51
62 jerry cyncynatus buffalos Click to Contact Owner 89.06% 64.76 52.91
63 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
64 wad1954 85.94% 64.56 52.34
65 LJH Buffalo 5c Nickel Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 52.03 52.03
66 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 45.67 45.67
67 Pittsburgh Coin Collector Click to view Set Images 79.69% 59.78 44.70
68 FMurphy 78.13% 64.41 44.50
69 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
70 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 100.00% 43.03 43.03
71 CWP Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 42.38 42.38
72 Lantern Collection 76.56% 64.67 42.03
73 Bruce's Buffalos Click to Contact Owner 71.88% 63.72 39.80
74 Golden Collection Registry Click to view Set Images 73.44% 59.20 39.03
75 Ozark's Thundering Herd 2 65.63% 59.27 36.27
76 Dr. Paul's Tatanka Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 67.19% 64.51 33.37
77 Mankado's Herd 65.63% 65.11 32.45
78 The Lilhuff Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 32.36 32.36
79 RV77494 Click to view Set Images 65.63% 60.76 30.48
80 Robinette Collection 60.94% 64.21 29.57
81 rick's half dollars 75.00% 39.96 29.37
82 Buffalo Robert I Click to Contact Owner 62.50% 59.71 29.01
83 BuffaloBrothersCoin 65.63% 42.27 28.67
84 Los Altos buffs circ Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 59.38% 63.97 28.05
85 Bryan's Set Click to view Set Images 59.38% 51.28 27.99
86 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
87 CBH Buffalo Nickel Collection Click to view Set Images 59.38% 65.60 27.52
88 klinefelter Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 60.94% 57.31 27.12
89 cardyman 60.94% 46.84 26.89
90 BigBrushy-120 Click to view Set Images 51.56% 48.76 25.84
91 Dave's Set Click to Contact Owner 50.00% 63.25 21.95
92 The Wood Collection Click to view Set Images 48.44% 65.95 20.80
93 John S. Patterson Click to view Set Images 54.69% 44.51 20.22
94 Buffalo Stampede Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.19% 62.38 20.07
95 R Castelino Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 32.81% 66.04 20.00
96 b bergmann buffalo's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 51.56% 46.48 19.65
97 obxpond Click to view Set Images 40.63% 63.28 18.97
98 The Colorado Buffs Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 39.06% 64.19 18.22
99 shsusa - Buff 5C Basic Circ 1913-38 43.75% 63.90 17.33
100 hbvjr Click to Contact Owner 28.13% 64.54 16.29
101 ErasmusHall Click to view Set Images 37.50% 65.46 16.11
102 Dale's Mill Creek Buffs 37.50% 63.69 15.07
103 Roaming the range 32.81% 64.12 14.77
104 dougt Click to view Set Images 23.44% 46.14 14.56
105 R.P. Clark Click to Contact Owner 34.38% 59.42 13.87
106 Cen-Cal 32.81% 62.30 13.56
107 Buckeye's Late Herd Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 35.94% 65.72 13.48
108 hlamcke 17.19% 64.98 13.32
109 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 28.13% 64.55 13.03
110 5thwhl Click to view Set Images 32.81% 64.22 12.97
111 mrbigglesworth_2 26.56% 48.56 10.72
112 "A Little Bit of Pepper" 25.00% 64.56 09.16
113 Montana Collection 25.00% 57.52 07.98
114 ajia Click to Contact Owner 35.94% 25.46 07.71
115 The R.S.Gore Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.75% 65.05 07.59
116 A small Missouri Herd Click to Contact Owner 23.44% 56.15 07.09
117 CSF Click to Contact Owner 21.88% 64.97 06.97
118 Harry Behemoth's Buffalo Stampede 21.88% 59.11 06.71
119 Miearspharmacy 21.88% 65.38 06.60
120 Donald K. Warner Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.75% 65.28 06.59
121 JReevesTx Click to view Set Images 12.50% 61.12 06.56
122 HKnJameses 20.31% 54.75 06.22
123 A simple Buffalo collection Click to Contact Owner 17.19% 65.11 05.75
124 J & S Collection Click to view Set Images 21.88% 28.37 05.55
125 nosam Click to view Set Images 23.44% 22.64 05.36
126 Tye 17.19% 65.17 04.93
127 The Milentius II Set 14.06% 65.13 04.73
128 Sarah Faith Click to view Set Images 14.06% 65.02 04.31
129 [email protected] 15.63% 64.67 04.28
130 J W M Buffalo Basic Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 15.63% 66.15 04.17
131 Poulan Collection 17.19% 65.00 04.10
132 JScottWeber Buffalo Circ. Set Click to Contact Owner 10.94% 64.85 04.09
133 A. R. S. Collection Click to view Set Images 15.63% 48.00 04.09
134 steve hamilton Click to Contact Owner 14.06% 63.85 04.03
135 Loon Lake Collection Click to view Set Images 10.94% 59.03 03.54
136 RSD 10.94% 64.24 03.44
137 Newbie1962 Click to view Set Images 7.81% 64.00 03.03
138 Leinieboy Click to view Set Images 10.94% 65.57 02.90
139 The Graydon Collection 14.06% 65.00 02.87
140 Pebble Collection Click to view Set Images 4.69% 66.39 01.88
141 mjplays 3.13% 62.00 01.17
142 mrstevesloan 3.13% 64.60 01.02
143 LV Buffalo Click to view Set Images 1.56% 40.00 00.88
144 NWA Buffalo Collection 1.56% 65.00 00.21