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Shield Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1866-1883)

Number of Required Items

39
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

69.000
Combining the Circulation and Proof strikes with major varieties gives us the comprehensive Shield Nickel set. The major challenge here will be the 1867 With Rays Proof. This is an extraordinarily rare coin, with an estimated survival of 60-70 pieces. The two proof-only dates of 1877 and 1878 will be modestly tough as will be the low mintage 1880 Circulation strike. Aside from these, this is a very completable set and provides just enough of a challenge to make it interesting.

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 Greenbrier River Collection 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 67.31 67.86 67.86
2 chugum 2011 2012 97.44% 64.09 64.09 60.00
3 KCV MV Circ/Prf Shield 97.44% 63.10 63.10 57.73
4 The Gypsy Collection 89.74% 66.97 67.15 53.58
5 lostmountainman 87.18% 59.81 59.81 43.27

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Greenbrier River Collection 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 67.31 67.86 67.86
2 chugum 2011 2012 97.44% 64.09 64.09 60.00
3 KCV MV Circ/Prf Shield 97.44% 63.10 63.10 57.73
4 The Gypsy Collection 89.74% 66.97 67.15 53.58
5 lostmountainman 87.18% 59.81 59.81 43.27
6 Seeing Double 41.03% 59.46 59.46 16.45
7 Richard Five Cent Shield 10.26% 60.00 60.00 07.02
8 Bear Creek Collection 12.82% 63.63 63.63 05.41
9 jaenfield 20.51% 46.67 46.67 04.47
10 Vinny Kid 2.56% 2.00 2.00 00.02