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
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
66.26
66.26
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
66.26
66.26
8 ADM Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 11/25/2006
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 65.915
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.915
66.08
66.08
9 Donald A. Kutz 100.00%
Retired on 12/1/2002
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 65.814
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.814
65.97
65.97
10 Larry Whitlow 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 65.959
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.959
65.96
65.96
11 Goose's Buffalo's Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.85 65.85
12 KCV Herd Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.84 65.84
13 Leon Kontos 100.00%
Retired on 6/13/2005
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 65.697
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.697
65.83
65.83
14 East Coast Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.75 65.75
15 Anne Kate Collection 100.00%
Retired on 5/17/2006
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 65.505
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.505
65.57
65.57
16 Que Pasa Buffalos 100.00% 65.56 65.56
17 cape cod buffalos 100.00%
Retired on 1/13/2006
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 65.328
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.328
65.36
65.36
18 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
65.34
65.34
19 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
20 JD 100.00%
Retired on 1/1/1999
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 65.208
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.208
65.23
65.23
21 Shanes Wild Buffalos 100.00% 65.17 65.17
22 Little Blue River Herd Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.16 65.16
23 driftwood buffalo nickels basic set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 65.05 65.05
24 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
25 Redfisharmy Buffs Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 65.02 65.02
26 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
64.94
64.94
27 jcth Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.50 64.50
28 ADPBuffalos 100.00% 64.41 64.41
29 CRD 100.00% 64.30 64.30
30 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 30
Weighted GPA 64.221
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.221
64.22
64.22
31 Wineman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 64.20 64.20
32 chugum 100.00% 64.00 64.00
33 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
63.84
63.84
34 Garrow King's Basic Buffalo Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 63.83 63.83
35 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
36 CoolKarma's Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 63.64 63.64
37 Bubba'sBuffalos Click to view Set Images 98.44% 65.08 63.64
38 TimHanigan Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 63.63 63.63
39 Carnton Collection 98.44%
Retired on 3/12/2008
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 65.383
% Complete 98.44%
Set Rating 63.527
65.39
63.54
40 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
41 Bill Fivaz Collection 96.88%
Retired on 5/19/2003
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 64.656
% Complete 96.88%
Set Rating 62.820
64.67
62.83
42 P. Kubler Collection 100.00%
Retired on 4/27/2015
Rank 42
Weighted GPA 62.647
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 62.647
62.65
62.65
43 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
44 MTB Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 61.98 61.98
45 SJO Buffs Click to view Set Images 100.00% 61.57 61.57
46 Charley O's Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.88% 64.68 61.41
47 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
48 William Dunham 92.19%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 48
Weighted GPA 61.646
% Complete 92.19%
Set Rating 60.480
61.65
60.48
49 The Riverside Collection 95.31% 64.55 59.87
50 coinlaw 93.75%
Retired on 9/22/2005
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 64.314
% Complete 93.75%
Set Rating 58.836
64.33
58.85
51 Buffalo Hunter Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 58.73 58.73
52 The Bisonology Experiment 100.00% 58.49 58.49
53 ProofModerns Buffalo Nickels Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 58.40 58.40
54 yahtzeek Click to view Set Images 100.00% 58.14 58.14
55 Charlie's Buffalos Click to view Set Images 100.00% 58.10 58.10
56 mellow46 Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 2/25/2015
Rank 56
Weighted GPA 57.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 57.000
57.00
57.00
57 wad1954 90.63% 64.51 56.78
58 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
59 KozMc Buffs Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 56.44 56.44
60 danical57 90.63% 64.35 55.42
61 Pittsburgh Coin Collector Click to view Set Images 92.19% 60.52 54.98
62 M.E. Stewart Collections 100.00% 54.80 54.80
63 The Wydeven Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 54.36 54.36
64 MJHess Buffalo Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 53.51 53.51
65 musky513 Click to view Set Images 98.44% 54.55 53.34
66 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
67 LJH Buffalo 5c Nickel Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 52.03 52.03
68 CCcoiner 92.19% 54.27 48.11
69 Cuyuna Click to view Set Images 79.69% 65.46 47.49
70 FMurphy 79.69% 64.37 45.89
71 Golden Collection Registry Click to view Set Images 79.69% 63.29 43.72
72 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 100.00% 43.46 43.46
73 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
74 they ride on his back Click to view Set Images 78.13% 63.70 43.20
75 ad4400 Click to view Set Images 71.88% 60.97 42.70
76 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 90.63% 44.67 42.14
77 Lantern Collection 76.56% 64.67 42.03
78 BuffaloBrothersCoin 90.63% 44.96 40.70
79 Bruce's Buffalos Click to Contact Owner 71.88% 63.72 39.80
80 Ozark's Thundering Herd 2 Click to view Set Images 70.31% 59.13 38.98
81 RV77494 Click to view Set Images 73.44% 60.97 36.55
82 Mankado's Herd Click to view Set Images 70.31% 65.17 36.39
83 Dr. Paul's Tatanka Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 68.75% 64.53 34.81
84 The Lilhuff Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 32.84 32.84
85 5thwhl Click to view Set Images 65.63% 63.68 31.34
86 Srotag Buffalo Nickels Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 45.31% 64.75 30.64
87 Robinette Collection 60.94% 64.21 29.57
88 rick's half dollars 75.00% 39.96 29.37
89 klinefelter Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 64.06% 57.77 29.16
90 Buffalo Robert I Click to Contact Owner 62.50% 59.71 29.01
91 Los Altos buffs circ Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 59.38% 65.86 28.88
92 Bryan's Set Click to view Set Images 60.94% 50.83 28.54
93 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
94 CBH Buffalo Nickel Collection Click to view Set Images 59.38% 65.60 27.52
95 cardyman 60.94% 47.33 27.17
96 BigBrushy-120 Click to view Set Images 51.56% 49.24 26.09
97 b bergmann buffalo's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 62.50% 49.16 25.74
98 obxpond Click to view Set Images 46.88% 63.45 22.02
99 Dave's Set Click to Contact Owner 50.00% 63.25 21.95
100 Buckeye's Small GEM+ Herd Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 50.00% 65.55 21.71
101 Newbie1962 Click to view Set Images 48.44% 63.18 21.13
102 The Wood Collection Click to view Set Images 48.44% 65.95 20.80
103 John S. Patterson Click to view Set Images 54.69% 44.51 20.22
104 Buffalo Stampede Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.19% 62.38 20.07
105 J & S Collection Click to view Set Images 53.13% 46.80 19.64
106 R Castelino Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 29.69% 66.10 18.35
107 The Colorado Buffs Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 39.06% 64.19 18.22
108 shsusa - Buff 5C Basic Circ 1913-38 43.75% 63.90 17.33
109 dougt Click to view Set Images 28.13% 46.08 17.01
110 VANDERBILT Click to Contact Owner 28.13% 64.54 16.29
111 ErasmusHall Click to view Set Images 37.50% 65.49 16.11
112 Dale's Mill Creek Buffs 37.50% 63.69 15.07
113 Roaming the range 32.81% 64.12 14.77
114 R.P. Clark Click to Contact Owner 34.38% 59.42 13.87
115 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 32.81% 64.60 13.86
116 Cen-Cal 32.81% 62.30 13.56
117 hlamcke 17.19% 64.98 13.32
118 mrbigglesworth_2 29.69% 49.72 12.55
119 Miearspharmacy 26.56% 65.40 09.28
120 "A Little Bit of Pepper" 25.00% 64.56 09.16
121 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 20.31% 66.74 08.21
122 Montana Collection 25.00% 57.52 07.98
123 ajia Click to Contact Owner 35.94% 25.46 07.71
124 The R.S.Gore Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.75% 65.05 07.59
125 A small Missouri Herd Click to Contact Owner 23.44% 56.15 07.09
126 CSF Click to Contact Owner 21.88% 64.97 06.97
127 Harry Behemoth's Buffalo Stampede 21.88% 59.11 06.71
128 Donald K. Warner Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.75% 65.28 06.59
129 JReevesTx Click to view Set Images 12.50% 61.12 06.56
130 HKnJameses 20.31% 54.75 06.22
131 A simple Buffalo collection Click to Contact Owner 17.19% 65.11 05.75
132 nosam Click to view Set Images 23.44% 22.64 05.36
133 Tye 17.19% 65.17 04.93
134 Sarah Faith Click to view Set Images 15.63% 65.02 04.92
135 The Milentius II Set 14.06% 65.13 04.73
136 John Q Little 14.06% 65.04 04.72
137 [email protected] 15.63% 64.67 04.28
138 Poulan Collection 17.19% 65.00 04.10
139 JScottWeber Buffalo Circ. Set Click to Contact Owner 10.94% 64.85 04.09
140 A. R. S. Collection Click to view Set Images 15.63% 48.00 04.09
141 steve hamilton Click to Contact Owner 14.06% 63.85 04.03
142 robertkaye01 12.50% 49.67 03.60
143 J W M Buffalo Basic Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.06% 66.09 03.54
144 RSD 10.94% 64.24 03.44
145 jboneny25 9.38% 50.21 03.01
146 Leinieboy Click to view Set Images 10.94% 65.57 02.90
147 The Graydon Collection 14.06% 65.00 02.87
148 DDR's Full Horn Buffalo Stampede Click to Contact Owner 4.69% 36.25 02.74
149 Loon Lake Collection Click to view Set Images 6.25% 56.43 02.49
150 mrstevesloan 4.69% 64.33 01.83
151 Bill's Buffalo Nickel Date Set Click to view Set Images 1.56% 66.00 00.62
152 TigersFan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.13% 7.08 00.29
153 BeaTleGalof 1.56% 66.00 00.21
154 NWA Buffalo Collection 1.56% 65.00 00.21