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Shield Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1866-1883)

Number of Required Items

35
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

69.136
This is the first nickel five-cent coin, and the series contains two major types, the 1866-67 With Rays and the 1867-83 No Rays. The circulation strikes in the series are filled with "problem" coins, such as the 1867 Rays which is almost always poorly struck. Many issues also have planchet problems and/or poor luster. Many of the proof 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. This series is composed of an attractive and historic coin and that means popularity.

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% 67.44 R 68.10 68.10
2 Greenbrier River Collection 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 67.42 67.95 67.95
3 KCV Circ/Prf Shield 100.00% 62.98 62.98 62.98
4 chugum 2011 2012 97.14% 64.09 64.09 59.10
5 The five-legged Gypsy collection 91.43% 67.19 67.40 57.77

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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% 67.42 67.95 67.95
2 KCV Circ/Prf Shield 100.00% 62.98 62.98 62.98
3 chugum 2011 2012 97.14% 64.09 64.09 59.10
4 The five-legged Gypsy collection 91.43% 67.19 67.40 57.77
5 D. L. Hansen. Shield Nickel UPDATED 85.71% 66.49 66.51 56.14
6 lostmountainman 88.57% 63.25 63.25 48.47
7 Rob'sCoins 71.43% 64.52 64.52 40.22
8 Seeing Double 40.00% 59.55 59.55 15.47
9 Harry Laibstain 28.57% 38.57 38.57 07.01
10 Bear Creek Collection 14.29% 63.63 63.63 06.61
11 Parry 3 Collection 14.29% 63.25 63.25 06.57
12 shsusa - Shield 5C Circ & PR 1866-1883 17.14% 62.13 62.13 06.45
13 Vinny Kid 2.86% 2.00 2.00 00.03