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PCGS Set Registry® 85,250 Registered Sets

U.S. Nickels Complete Set with All Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1866-present)

Number of Required Items

568
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

57.275

By the time all nickel varieties are incorporated, nearly two hundred additional coins are required – the majority being die varieties of Shield nickels. While only a few will likely attempt this set, and even fewer will ever complete it, it will be an impressive collecting achievement when finally accomplished.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing. 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 KCV c-s Cir w/Var 2013 UPDATED 77.29% 59.31 59.46 39.82
2 The Lilhuff Collection 2012 62.85% 49.70 49.75 21.04
3 lostmountainman 59.51% 52.64 52.64 20.91
4 Variety is the spice of life UPDATED 33.80% 64.47 64.86 12.76
5 emptypockets 28.52% 66.06 66.07 06.37

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 KCV c-s Cir w/Var 2013 UPDATED 77.29% 59.31 59.46 39.82
2 The Lilhuff Collection 2012 62.85% 49.70 49.75 21.04
3 lostmountainman 59.51% 52.64 52.64 20.91
4 Variety is the spice of life UPDATED 33.80% 64.47 64.86 12.76
5 emptypockets 28.52% 66.06 66.07 06.37
6 Cen-Cal 22.36% 63.62 63.62 05.80
7 Bear Creek Collection 15.32% 65.26 65.26 05.25
8 jboneny25 YN UPDATED 5.11% 59.64 59.64 01.14
9 Vinny Kid 3.70% 37.13 37.13 00.73
10 Neibaur Collection 3.70% 39.84 39.84 00.64
11 Spencer Collection 2.29% 65.19 65.19 00.54
12 USMC Collection 0.18% 66.00 67.00 00.03
13 mthomson 0.18% 64.00 64.00 00.03