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Shield Nickels Basic Set, Proof (1866-1883)

Number of Required Items

18
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

69.917
Many of the coins in this set are found with a frosty appearance that is more characteristic of a business strike than a proof, but that's the way of nickel coinage in the 1870s and 1880s. Deeply reflective or frosty, this series is composed of an attractive and historic coin and that means popularity. The two toughies here will be the Proof-only dates of 1877 and 1878.

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 JustHavingFun 2013 100.00% 68.19 R 68.90 68.90
2 Greenbrier River Collection 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 67.98 68.27 68.27
3 The Gypsy Collection 100.00% 67.60 67.77 67.77
4 D. L Hansen Shield Nickel Proof 100.00% 67.10 67.10 67.10
5 Carnton Collection 2012 100.00% 66.73 66.73 66.73

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Greenbrier River Collection 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 67.98 68.27 68.27
2 The Gypsy Collection 100.00% 67.60 67.77 67.77
3 D. L Hansen Shield Nickel Proof 100.00% 67.10 67.10 67.10
4 Carnton Collection 2012 100.00% 66.73 66.73 66.73
5 La Jolla Collection 2010 2011 100.00% 65.96 65.96 65.96
6 KCV Prf Shield 100.00% 64.63 64.63 64.63
7 chugum 2009 100.00% 64.13 64.13 64.13
8 DeathStar 77.78% 65.72 65.72 49.29
9 lostmountainman 83.33% 64.59 64.59 45.75
10 tvshockley UPDATED 55.56% 65.29 65.29 38.08
11 laxdive 66.67% 66.38 66.38 33.19
12 C Collins - Shield Nickels - Proof (1866-1883) 44.44% 62.82 62.82 28.79
13 Los Altos shield nickers basic pr 11.11% 66.00 66.00 05.50
14 Pebble Collection 11.11% 65.50 65.50 05.46
15 Ginja Max Shield 5.56% 67.00 67.00 02.79