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Buffalo Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1913-1938)

Number of Required Items

64
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.114
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 challenge in the Basic set consists of most of the "S" mints struck between 1915 and 1928. In particular, the 1926 is a very tough coin in high grade. Strike is a problem on many of these, and getting a sharp and lustrous top grade example is very difficult.

Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 Gerald Forsythe HOF 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 2014 10 2015 2016 100.00% 66.54 67.44
2 The Gately Collection 2014 2015 2016 UPDATED 100.00% 66.42 67.10
3 Beautiful Buffalos 100.00% 66.02 66.24
4 An Ohio Collector 100.00% 65.86 65.96
5 Goose's Buffalo's 100.00% 65.73 65.81
6 KCV Herd 100.00% 65.75 65.76
7 East Coast Collection 100.00% 65.60 65.67
8 Cuyuna UPDATED 100.00% 65.35 65.51
9 Que Pasa Buffalos 100.00% 65.49 65.49
10 Shanes Wild Buffalos 100.00% 65.32 65.32
11 driftwood buffalo nickels basic set 100.00% 65.02 65.06
12 Redfisharmy Buffs 100.00% 64.95 64.95
13 jcth Buffalos 100.00% 64.70 64.70
14 Little Blue River Herd 98.44% 65.07 64.52
15 ADPBuffalos 100.00% 64.42 64.42
16 CRD 100.00% 64.31 64.31
17 Wineman 100.00% 64.04 64.04
18 chugum 100.00% 64.00 64.00
19 Bubba's Buffalos 98.44% 64.99 63.55
20 Garrow King's Basic Buffalo Set 100.00% 63.53 63.53
21 TimHanigan 100.00% 63.50 63.50
22 CoolKarma's Buffalos 100.00% 63.34 63.34
23 Charley O's Buffalos 98.44% 64.77 62.75
24 The Riverside Collection 98.44% 64.58 62.56
25 MTB 100.00% 62.47 62.47
26 wad1954 98.44% 64.72 62.12
27 Pittsburgh Coin Collector 100.00% 61.10 61.10
28 ad4400 UPDATED 98.44% 60.58 60.04
29 Charlie's Buffalos 100.00% 58.00 58.00
30 ProofModerns Buffalo Nickels 100.00% 57.92 57.92
31 Buffalo Hunter 100.00% 57.80 57.80
32 KozMc Buffs 100.00% 57.28 57.28
33 yahtzeek 100.00% 56.96 56.96
34 cardyman UPDATED 100.00% 56.92 56.92
35 ludovici 100.00% 55.62 55.62
36 M.E. Stewart Collections 100.00% 54.33 54.33
37 danical57 90.63% 64.29 54.25
38 musky513 100.00% 53.57 53.57
39 M J Hess Collections, Basic Buffalo Set 100.00% 53.21 53.21
40 The Wydeven Collection 100.00% 52.85 52.85
41 FMurphy UPDATED 87.50% 63.79 51.26
42 LJH Buffalo 5c Nickel Basic Set 100.00% 50.69 50.69
43 they ride on his back 87.50% 63.68 49.75
44 lostmountainman 100.00% 49.74 49.74
45 Srotag Buffalo Nickels 68.75% 65.23 48.34
46 CCcoiner 93.75% 51.99 47.81
47 RV77494 82.81% 60.12 41.87
48 BuffaloBrothersCoin 92.19% 44.15 41.40
49 Lantern Collection 76.56% 64.63 39.82
50 Mankado's Herd 75.00% 65.15 38.39
51 Ozark's Thundering Herd 2 70.31% 57.73 37.63
52 Bruce's Buffalos 70.31% 63.66 36.38
53 Dale's Mill Creek Buffs 75.00% 59.88 35.55
54 klinefelter 76.56% 55.45 35.40
55 Rafferty's Nickels NEW 54.69% 65.22 33.48
56 The Kaye Collection 81.25% 43.78 32.25
57 BigBrushy-120 59.38% 49.71 31.73
58 The Lilhuff Collection 100.00% 31.15 31.15
59 Dr. Paul's Tatanka Collection 68.75% 64.52 31.11
60 mjplays UPDATED 67.19% 63.34 31.10
61 Golden Collection Registry 60.94% 63.31 27.98
62 Robinette Collection 62.50% 64.14 26.92
63 rick's half dollars 73.44% 36.46 26.37
64 Bryan's Set 60.94% 49.97 26.32
65 b bergmann buffalo's 64.06% 45.94 25.63
66 Los Altos buffs circ 59.38% 65.84 24.98
67 Buffalo Robert I 62.50% 59.49 24.70
68 DDR's Full Horn Buffalo Stampede 51.56% 56.14 24.31
69 CBH Buffalo Nickel Collection 59.38% 65.61 24.02
70 Paulie's Buffalos 64.06% 36.77 23.80
71 obxpond 53.13% 63.35 22.91
72 J & S Collection 59.38% 46.62 22.48
73 John S. Patterson 54.69% 42.23 20.36
74 The Wood Collection 53.13% 65.99 20.33
75 Dave's Set 50.00% 63.03 19.42
76 CHO10-Buffalo Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes 42.19% 56.73 19.25
77 dougt 28.13% 46.01 18.90
78 Buffalo Stampede 42.19% 61.17 18.57
79 jaenfield 40.63% 38.02 17.99
80 Caps Herd 45.31% 64.20 17.48
81 VANDERBILT 28.13% 64.61 17.02
82 Texas Buffalo Nickels 60.94% 30.92 16.56
83 shsusa - Buff 5C Basic Circ 1913-38 43.75% 63.89 15.69
84 ErasmusHall 37.50% 65.42 15.48
85 The Colorado Buffs 39.06% 64.23 15.20
86 William E. Corum 43.75% 66.14 15.06
87 Greaves Trust 40.63% 64.91 14.78
88 Bear Creek Collection 32.81% 64.60 13.84
89 mrbigglesworth_2 29.69% 47.51 13.79
90 R Castelino 25.00% 66.18 13.30
91 hlamcke 17.19% 64.89 13.04
92 Cen-Cal 32.81% 62.11 13.03
93 R.P. Clark 34.38% 56.76 12.67
94 Roaming the range 32.81% 64.19 12.32
95 mikesartifacts 28.13% 37.92 12.19
96 Miearspharmacy 34.38% 65.61 11.13
97 rmorgan2 28.13% 66.06 10.62
98 Loon Lake Collection 18.75% 58.38 10.42
99 JReevesTx 12.50% 61.29 08.48
100 "A Little Bit of Pepper" YN 25.00% 64.62 08.37
101 Montana Collection 23.44% 55.09 08.12
102 The R.S.Gore Collection 18.75% 64.96 07.54
103 ajia 35.94% 22.92 07.47
104 The Gypsy Collection 20.31% 66.52 07.14
105 Donald K. Warner 18.75% 65.33 07.00
106 John Q Little 21.88% 63.17 06.77
107 nosam 23.44% 22.52 06.23
108 A small Missouri Herd 23.44% 53.62 06.22
109 HKnJameses 20.31% 51.44 06.20
110 CSF 21.88% 65.00 06.09
111 A simple Buffalo collection 17.19% 65.11 05.52
112 The Milentius II Set 14.06% 65.18 04.95
113 rjcent 12.50% 62.59 04.75
114 Tye 15.63% 65.27 04.37
115 TigersFan 17.19% 21.51 04.13
116 Sarah Faith 15.63% 65.14 04.07
117 Poulan Collection 17.19% 65.00 04.06
118 [email protected] 15.63% 64.71 04.04
119 J W M Buffalo Basic Set 14.06% 66.13 03.54
120 steve hamilton 14.06% 64.08 03.43
121 JScottWeber Buffalo Circ. Set 10.94% 64.82 03.18
122 RSD 10.94% 64.55 03.17
123 The Graydon Collection 14.06% 65.00 02.90
124 A. R. S. Collection 14.06% 40.13 02.87
125 jboneny25 YN 9.38% 47.77 02.77
126 mrstevesloan 4.69% 64.33 02.58
127 gibsport 6.25% 20.21 01.71
128 Mr. Coin 3.13% 29.23 01.70
129 Leinieboy 4.69% 67.00 01.20
130 Bill's Buffalo Nickel Date Set 1.56% 66.00 00.88
131 Vinny Kid 3.13% 12.86 00.40
132 Challenger UPDATED 1.56% 12.00 00.32
133 BeaTleGalof 1.56% 66.00 00.29
133 Neibaur Collection 1.56% 66.00 00.29
133 LM1 1.56% 66.00 00.29