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Buffalo Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1913-1938)

Number of Required Items

72
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

67.793
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. When the major varieties are added to the set, three notable rarities must be included. Most elusive are the 1916 Doubled Die and the 1918/7-D overdate. The 1937-D three-legged variety is very well known, but not nearly as difficult to locate as the other two. There are also some less obvious stoppers within the series. The San Francisco coins of the late 1910s and 1920s are elusive and the 1924 and 1926 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.

All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Gately Collection 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 66.04 66.77 66.77
2 KCV Herd Maj. Varieties 100.00% 64.31 64.32 64.32
3 wabde UPDATED 100.00% 63.98 64.00 64.00
4 Carl Womack Buffalo Collection (Varieties) 2004 98.61% 65.11 R 65.30 63.42
5 Cuyuna UPDATED 100.00% 63.01 63.18 63.18

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Gately Collection 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 66.04 66.77 66.77
2 KCV Herd Maj. Varieties 100.00% 64.31 64.32 64.32
3 wabde UPDATED 100.00% 63.98 64.00 64.00
4 Cuyuna UPDATED 100.00% 63.01 63.18 63.18
5 Bubba's Buffalos 100.00% 62.47 62.49 62.49
6 Little Blue River Herd UPDATED 98.61% 62.73 62.76 60.51
7 Goose's Buffalo's 97.22% 64.98 65.05 60.37
8 Great Basin Collection 98.61% 61.37 61.37 59.60
9 Garrow King's Buffalo Nickels 100.00% 59.35 59.35 59.35
10 Driftwood Buffalo Nickel Set 2005 2007 95.83% 64.40 64.43 58.63
11 Wineman 100.00% 58.35 58.35 58.35
12 CoolKarma's Full Buffalo set 100.00% 58.16 58.16 58.16
13 todd 86.11% 64.44 64.59 55.53
14 Redfisharmy Buffs 93.06% 64.95 64.95 54.44
15 jcth Buffalos 93.06% 64.71 64.71 54.24
16 chugum 94.44% 61.78 61.78 54.00
17 Pittsburgh Coin Collector 94.44% 59.48 59.48 51.56
18 ProofModerns Buffalo Nickels with Varieties 97.22% 53.58 53.58 50.11
19 Mel's Buffalo Nickels 98.61% 50.67 50.67 49.22
20 Buffalo Hunter 95.83% 54.08 54.08 48.63

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