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Coins Certified as of 1/18

Buffalo Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1913-1938)

Number of Required Coins : 64

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 68.107

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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% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Gerald Forsythe Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%66.54 67.44 67.44
2 The Gately Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%66.42 67.09 67.09
3 Tom McCarroll 100.00%66.29
Retired on 7/8/2004
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 66.295
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.295
66.83
66.83
4 Beautiful Buffalos 100.00%66.02 66.25 66.25
5 Pennsylvania Collector 100.00%65.99
Retired on 8/30/2002
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 65.991
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.991
66.20
66.20
6 Carl Womack Buffalo Collection 100.00%65.96
Retired on 6/11/2004
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 65.960
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.960
66.14
66.14
7 Richard Hennessy Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%65.96
Retired on 8/8/2006
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 65.964
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.964
66.14
66.14
8 ADM Click to view Set Images 100.00%65.87
Retired on 11/25/2006
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 65.866
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.866
65.99
65.99
9 Larry Whitlow 100.00%65.79
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 65.969
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.969
65.97
65.97
10 An Ohio Collector Click to view Set Images 100.00%65.86 65.96 65.96
11 Donald A. Kutz 100.00%65.77
Retired on 12/1/2002
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 65.768
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.768
65.88
65.88
12 Goose's Buffalo's Click to view Set Images 100.00%65.73 65.81 65.81
13 KCV Herd Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%65.75 65.76 65.76
14 Leon Kontos 100.00%65.65
Retired on 6/13/2005
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 65.652
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.652
65.74
65.74
15 East Coast Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%65.60 65.67 65.67
16 Anne Kate Collection 100.00%65.47
Retired on 5/17/2006
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 65.469
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.469
65.52
65.52
17 Cuyuna Click to view Set Images 100.00%65.34 65.50 65.50
18 Que Pasa Buffalos 100.00%65.49 65.49 65.49
19 Shanes Wild Buffalos 100.00%65.32 65.32 65.32
20 cape cod buffalos 100.00%65.30
Retired on 1/13/2006
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 65.304
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.304
65.30
65.30
21 Ray Levoi Click to view Set Images 100.00%65.28
Retired on 4/23/2014
Rank 16
Weighted GPA 65.281
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.281
65.29
65.29
22 Jon/Lor 100.00%65.19
Retired on 3/7/2002
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 65.188
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.188
65.19
65.19
23 JD 100.00%65.14
Retired on 1/1/1999
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 65.138
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.138
65.14
65.14
24 Little Blue River Herd Click to view Set Images 100.00%65.08 65.12 65.12
25 driftwood buffalo nickels basic set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%65.02 65.06 65.06
26 Bubba's Buffalos Click to view Set Images 100.00%64.99 65.00 65.00
27 Redfisharmy Buffs Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%64.95 64.95 64.95
28 Irv's Herd 100.00%64.94
Retired on 8/30/2004
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 64.942
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.942
64.94
64.94
29 Vini Vidi Vici Click to view Set Images 100.00%64.83
Retired on 12/5/2012
Rank 21
Weighted GPA 64.835
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.835
64.83
64.83
30 jcth Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%64.70 64.70 64.70
31 ADPBuffalos 100.00%64.42 64.42 64.42
32 CRD 100.00%64.31 64.31 64.31
33 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 100.00%64.25
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 33
Weighted GPA 64.246
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.246
64.25
64.25
34 Wineman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%64.04 64.04 64.04
35 chugum 100.00%64.00 64.00 64.00
36 steelcityman's buffs Click to view Set Images 100.00%63.64
Retired on 1/18/2009
Rank 22
Weighted GPA 63.638
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 63.638
63.64
63.64
37 Garrow King's Basic Buffalo Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%63.53 63.53 63.53
38 TimHanigan Click to Contact Owner 100.00%63.50 63.50 63.50
39 CoolKarma's Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%63.34 63.34 63.34
40 The Heller Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%63.32
Retired on 11/24/2008
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 63.321
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 63.321
63.33
63.33
41 PocketChange Buffalo Herd 100.00%63.23
Retired on 9/20/2005
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 63.232
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 63.232
63.23
63.23
42 Charley O's Buffalos Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.44%64.77 64.77 62.75
43 Carnton Collection 98.44%65.35
Retired on 3/12/2008
Rank 25
Weighted GPA 65.353
% Complete 98.44%
Set Rating 62.728
65.35
62.73
44 The Riverside Collection Click to view Set Images 98.44%64.58 64.58 62.56
45 MTB Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%62.47 62.47 62.47
46 P. Kubler Collection 100.00%62.42
Retired on 4/27/2015
Rank 41
Weighted GPA 62.415
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 62.415
62.42
62.42
47 Bill Fivaz Collection 96.88%64.61
Retired on 5/19/2003
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 64.609
% Complete 96.88%
Set Rating 62.013
64.62
62.02
48 wad1954 98.44%64.61 64.61 62.01
49 pplath 96.88%64.32
Retired on 3/13/2007
Rank 25
Weighted GPA 64.316
% Complete 96.88%
Set Rating 61.732
64.32
61.73
50 Martin's Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%61.45
Retired on 7/16/2011
Rank 35
Weighted GPA 61.451
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 61.451
61.45
61.45
51 Pittsburgh Coin Collector Click to view Set Images 100.00%61.10 61.10 61.10
52 ad4400 Click to view Set Images 100.00%60.83 60.83 60.83
53 William Dunham 92.19%61.63
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 53
Weighted GPA 61.635
% Complete 92.19%
Set Rating 60.259
61.63
60.26
54 Charlie's Buffalos Click to view Set Images 100.00%58.00 58.00 58.00
55 coinlaw 93.75%63.96
Retired on 9/22/2005
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 63.961
% Complete 93.75%
Set Rating 57.964
63.98
57.98
56 ProofModerns Buffalo Nickels Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%57.92 57.92 57.92
57 Buffalo Hunter Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%57.80 57.80 57.80
58 KozMc Buffs Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%57.28 57.28 57.28
59 yahtzeek Click to view Set Images 100.00%56.96 56.96 56.96
60 mellow46 Click to view Set Images 100.00%56.03
Retired on 2/25/2015
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 56.031
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 56.031
56.03
56.03
61 cardyman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%55.65 55.65 55.65
62 Bob's Buffalo Nickel Collection - Basic 92.19%63.89
Retired on 1/16/2011
Rank 41
Weighted GPA 63.892
% Complete 92.19%
Set Rating 55.335
63.89
55.33
63 M.E. Stewart Collections 100.00%54.33 54.33 54.33
64 danical57 90.63%64.29 64.29 54.25
65 ludovici Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.44%55.24 55.24 54.01
66 musky513 Click to view Set Images 100.00%53.57 53.57 53.57
67 M J Hess Collections, Basic Buffalo Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%53.21 53.21 53.21
68 The Wydeven Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%52.85 52.85 52.85
69 WCP buffalo's AU+ 92.19%59.24
Retired on 8/12/2009
Rank 45
Weighted GPA 59.238
% Complete 92.19%
Set Rating 51.040
59.24
51.04
70 LJH Buffalo 5c Nickel Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%50.69 50.69 50.69
71 FMurphy 85.94%63.75 63.75 49.81
72 they ride on his back Click to view Set Images 87.50%63.68 63.68 49.75
73 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 100.00%49.74 49.74 49.74
74 CCcoiner 93.75%51.99 51.99 47.81
75 Srotag Buffalo Nickels Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 67.19%65.20 65.20 46.87
76 RV77494 Click to view Set Images 82.81%60.12 60.12 41.87
77 BuffaloBrothersCoin 92.19%44.15 44.15 41.40
78 Fred Bergmans Buffalos 100.00%40.60
Retired on 10/14/2009
Rank 50
Weighted GPA 40.603
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 40.603
40.60
40.60
79 Lantern Collection 76.56%64.63 64.63 39.82
80 Mankado's Herd Click to view Set Images 75.00%65.15 65.15 38.39
81 Ozark's Thundering Herd 2 Click to view Set Images 70.31%57.51 57.51 37.49
82 Bruce's Buffalos Click to Contact Owner 70.31%63.66 63.66 36.38
83 klinefelter Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 76.56%55.45 55.45 35.40
84 Dale's Mill Creek Buffs 73.44%62.05 62.05 34.35
85 The Lilhuff Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%31.15 31.15 31.15
86 BigBrushy-120 Click to view Set Images 57.81%49.49 49.49 31.15
87 Dr. Paul's Tatanka Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 68.75%64.52 64.52 31.11
88 DDR's Full Horn Buffalo Stampede Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 60.94%50.35 50.35 30.57
89 The Kaye Collection 76.56%43.03 43.03 30.54
90 Golden Collection Registry Click to view Set Images 60.94%63.31 63.31 27.98
91 mjplays Click to view Set Images 62.50%63.48 63.48 26.92
92 Robinette Collection 62.50%64.14 64.14 26.92
93 rick's half dollars 73.44%36.46 36.46 26.37
94 Bryan's Set Click to view Set Images 60.94%49.97 49.97 26.32
95 b bergmann buffalo's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 64.06%45.94 45.94 25.63
96 Torgy 93.75%27.53
Retired on 9/26/2012
Rank 71
Weighted GPA 27.531
% Complete 93.75%
Set Rating 25.442
27.53
25.44
97 Los Altos buffs circ Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 59.38%65.84 65.84 24.98
98 Buffalo Robert I Click to Contact Owner 62.50%59.49 59.49 24.70
99 CBH Buffalo Nickel Collection Click to view Set Images 59.38%65.61 65.61 24.02
100 Paulie's Buffalos Click to view Set Images 64.06%36.77 36.77 23.80
101 J & S Collection Click to view Set Images 59.38%46.62 46.62 22.48
102 obxpond Click to view Set Images 51.56%63.33 63.33 22.33
103 John S. Patterson Click to view Set Images 54.69%42.23 42.23 20.36
104 The Wood Collection Click to view Set Images 53.13%65.99 65.99 20.33
105 Dave's Set Click to Contact Owner 50.00%63.03 63.03 19.42
106 CHO10-Buffalo Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.19%56.73 56.73 19.25
107 dougt Click to view Set Images 28.13%46.01 46.01 18.90
108 Buffalo Stampede Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.19%61.17 61.17 18.57
109 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.19%38.50 38.50 18.56
110 VANDERBILT Click to Contact Owner 28.13%64.61 64.61 17.02
111 Texas Buffalo Nickels Click to Contact Owner 60.94%30.92 30.92 16.56
112 shsusa - Buff 5C Basic Circ 1913-38 43.75%63.89 63.89 15.69
113 ErasmusHall Click to view Set Images 37.50%65.42 65.42 15.48
114 The Colorado Buffs Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 39.06%64.23 64.23 15.20
115 William E. Corum Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 43.75%66.14 66.14 15.06
116 Greaves Trust Click to view Set Images 40.63%64.91 64.91 14.78
117 Bear Creek Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 32.81%64.60 64.60 13.84
118 mrbigglesworth_2 29.69%47.51 47.51 13.79
119 R Castelino Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 25.00%66.18 66.22 13.30
120 Caps Herd Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 37.50%64.57 64.57 13.26
121 hlamcke 17.19%64.89 64.89 13.04
122 Cen-Cal 32.81%62.11 62.11 13.03
123 R.P. Clark Click to Contact Owner 34.38%56.76 56.76 12.67
124 Roaming the range 32.81%64.19 64.19 12.32
125 mikesartifacts Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 28.13%37.92 37.92 12.19
126 Miearspharmacy 34.38%65.61 65.61 11.13
127 Loon Lake Collection Click to view Set Images 18.75%57.30 57.30 11.00
128 rmorgan2 Click to Contact Owner 28.13%66.06 66.06 10.62
129 JReevesTx Click to view Set Images 12.50%61.29 61.29 08.48
130 "A Little Bit of Pepper" 25.00%64.62 64.62 08.37
131 Montana Collection 23.44%55.09 55.09 08.12
132 The R.S.Gore Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.75%64.96 64.96 07.54
133 ajia Click to Contact Owner 35.94%22.92 22.92 07.47
134 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 20.31%66.52 66.60 07.14
135 Donald K. Warner Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.75%65.33 65.33 07.00
136 John Q Little 21.88%63.17 63.17 06.77
137 Harry Behemoth's Buffalo Stampede 21.88%57.04 57.04 06.37
138 nosam Click to view Set Images 23.44%22.52 22.52 06.23
139 A small Missouri Herd Click to Contact Owner 23.44%53.62 53.62 06.22
140 HKnJameses 20.31%51.44 51.44 06.20
141 CSF Click to Contact Owner 21.88%65.00 65.00 06.09
142 A simple Buffalo collection Click to Contact Owner 17.19%65.11 65.11 05.52
143 The Milentius II Set 14.06%65.18 65.18 04.95
144 rjcent Click to view Set Images 12.50%62.59 62.59 04.75
145 Tye 15.63%65.27 65.27 04.37
146 TigersFan Click to view Set Images 17.19%21.51 21.51 04.13
147 Sarah Faith Click to view Set Images 15.63%65.14 65.14 04.07
148 Poulan Collection 17.19%65.00 65.00 04.06
149 [email protected] 15.63%64.71 64.71 04.04
150 J W M Buffalo Basic Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.06%66.13 66.13 03.54
151 steve hamilton Click to Contact Owner 14.06%64.08 64.08 03.43
152 JScottWeber Buffalo Circ. Set Click to Contact Owner 10.94%64.82 64.82 03.18
153 RSD 10.94%64.55 64.55 03.17
154 The Graydon Collection 14.06%65.00 65.00 02.90
155 A. R. S. Collection Click to view Set Images 14.06%40.13 40.13 02.87
156 jboneny25 9.38%47.77 47.77 02.77
157 mrstevesloan 4.69%64.33 64.33 02.58
158 Buffalo Breadth Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.13%64.33 64.33 02.58
159 Mr. Coin 3.13%29.23 29.23 01.70
160 Leinieboy Click to view Set Images 4.69%67.00 67.00 01.20
161 Bill's Buffalo Nickel Date Set Click to view Set Images 1.56%66.00 66.00 00.88
162 BeaTleGalof 1.56%66.00 66.00 00.29
162 Neibaur Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.56%66.00 66.00 00.29
162 LM1 1.56%66.00 66.00 00.29
165 Vinny Kid 1.56%8.00 8.00 00.18