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Buffalo Nickels Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1913-1938)

Number of Required Items

144
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

64.914

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 keys to the set are well known - the 1916 double die variety, the 1918/7-D, and the famous 1937-D three legged Buffalo among them. There are also some less obvious stoppers within the series. The San Francisco coins of 1923, 1920, and 1927 are all actually rarer than the famous three-legged '37-D. Though there are some tough coins, this series is now and forever a favorite of collectors.

Notes: This set is a work in progress. As new varieties are recognized, they may be added to the set. Likewise, delisted varieties will no longer be required.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Gately Collection 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 UPDATED 99.31% 60.94 61.76 61.20
2 Little Blue River Herd 90.28% 54.04 54.15 48.30
3 CoolKarma 88.19% 53.01 53.18 46.71
4 KCV Com/Var Herd 81.25% 57.73 57.77 46.49
5 M J Hess Collections 91.67% 45.12 45.16 40.95

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Gately Collection 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 UPDATED 99.31% 60.94 61.76 61.20
2 Little Blue River Herd 90.28% 54.04 54.15 48.30
3 CoolKarma 88.19% 53.01 53.18 46.71
4 KCV Com/Var Herd 81.25% 57.73 57.77 46.49
5 M J Hess Collections 91.67% 45.12 45.16 40.95
6 Buffalo Hunter 76.39% 48.31 48.31 34.75
7 Mel's Final Set 64.58% 43.37 43.37 25.20
8 The Wydeven Collection 79.17% 33.18 33.18 24.81
9 Wineman 50.00% 58.35 58.35 24.36
10 chugum 50.00% 61.92 61.92 24.17
11 TimHanigan 46.53% 62.20 62.20 22.51
12 LJH Complete Buffalo 5C Variety Set 52.78% 49.66 49.66 20.51
13 lostmountainman 57.64% 41.81 41.81 20.21
14 Bryan's Buffalo Set 35.42% 49.85 49.85 16.62
15 The BMC Complete Variety Buffalo Herd 38.89% 46.72 46.72 16.06
16 BuffaloBrothersCoin 45.83% 37.93 37.93 14.75
17 Golden Collection Registry 33.33% 60.14 60.14 13.27
18 The Lilhuff Collection 51.39% 30.94 30.94 12.31
19 The Kaye Collection 40.28% 40.62 40.62 12.02
20 Tom's Spare Change All Variety Buffalo Set 35.42% 39.14 39.14 11.40

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