Five Cent Type Set (1866-present)

Number of
Required Items
10
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
69.375

The humble "nickel" or five cent coin was born out of the silver and gold shortage during and after the Civil War. Nearly all precious metal coins were hoarded, and very few remained in circulation. This gave rise to several low denomination coins made from more base metals such as the copper two cent piece, and the nickel three and five cent pieces. Due to its larger size, the five cent nickel quickly supplanted the tiny half dime in circulation, and went on to become the workhorse of late 19th and early 20th century circulating money. While none of these coins will prove too difficult to acquire, the With Rays Shield Nickel of 1866-67 is the unquestioned key to this set.

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

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating User
1 Corum Collection 2009 2010 2011 2012 2015 2016 2017 2018 100.00% 68.56 68.56
2 D. L. Hansen 100.00% 68.42 68.42
D.
3 The Gypsy Collection 2013 2014 100.00% 68.40 68.40
4 History of Nickels 100.00% 67.81 67.81
5 Winesteven - Six Coins w/CAC 100.00% 67.73 67.73

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating User
1 Corum Collection 2009 2010 2011 2012 2015 2016 2017 2018 100.00% 68.56 68.56
2 D. L. Hansen 100.00% 68.42 68.42
D.
3 The Gypsy Collection 2013 2014 100.00% 68.40 68.40
4 History of Nickels 100.00% 67.81 67.81
5 Winesteven - Six Coins w/CAC 100.00% 67.73 67.73
6 Jim's 100.00% 67.69 67.69
7 KCV Nickel Type set 100.00% 67.21 67.21
8 Junge13 100.00% 67.15 67.15
8 KCV Nickels cir 100.00% 67.15 67.15
10 DAM 100.00% 67.13 67.13
DAM
11 kazman54 100.00% 66.81 66.81
12 Robert N. Lockey 100.00% 66.67 66.67
13 driftwood 100.00% 66.54 66.54
14 FMurphy 100.00% 66.33 66.33
15 lostmountainman 100.00% 66.21 66.21
16 Gobrecht's Raisinet Collection 100.00% 66.13 66.13
17 epiduralman 100.00% 65.83 65.83
18 Mike's Five Cent Type Set I 100.00% 65.79 65.79
19 JOBnickels 100.00% 65.75 65.75
20 tigervet 100.00% 65.71 65.71

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