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Buffalo Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1913-1938)

Number of Required Items

80
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.126

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 in the circulation strikes 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. In the proof issues, we are dealing with low mintage coins, and that means there's a challenge in the air for even the most well-heeled collector. Mintages range from 600 for the key 1916 to 5,769 for the final issued of 1937. Though there are some tough coins, this series is now and forever a favorite of collectors.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Gately Collection 2015 2016 UPDATED 100.00% 66.25 66.88 66.88
2 KCV Herd M/V Cir/Proof 2011 2012 2013 2014 100.00% 64.62 64.63 64.63
3 Wineman 100.00% 58.90 58.90 58.90
4 Little Blue River Herd 93.75% 62.77 62.80 56.06
5 chugum 95.00% 61.89 61.89 54.82

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Gately Collection 2015 2016 UPDATED 100.00% 66.25 66.88 66.88
2 KCV Herd M/V Cir/Proof 2011 2012 2013 2014 100.00% 64.62 64.63 64.63
3 Wineman 100.00% 58.90 58.90 58.90
4 Little Blue River Herd 93.75% 62.77 62.80 56.06
5 chugum 95.00% 61.89 61.89 54.82
6 Goose's Buffalo's 87.50% 64.83 64.90 48.95
7 fauxtog 86.25% 64.79 64.79 46.63
8 Buffalo Hunter 91.25% 54.55 54.55 44.55
9 lostmountainman 91.25% 50.12 50.12 40.40
10 Mankado's Herd 2 70.00% 65.32 65.32 33.22
11 BuffaloBrothersCoin 76.25% 41.34 41.34 27.18
12 Bryan's Set 51.25% 48.99 48.99 20.34
13 Feather River Collection 36.25% 65.90 65.90 18.70
14 Jesh 27.50% 66.98 67.02 14.84
15 CHO10-Buffalo Nickels Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof 37.50% 53.51 53.51 12.96
16 William E. Corum 37.50% 66.22 66.22 09.39
17 Bear Creek Collection 28.75% 64.66 64.66 09.17
18 Eric's Buffalo Nickels 8.75% 65.75 65.75 01.82
19 Vinny Kid 2.50% 12.86 12.86 00.31
20 Neibaur Collection 1.25% 66.00 66.00 00.23

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