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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.

All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
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 67.44
2 The Gately Collection 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 66.42 67.08 67.08
3 Tom McCarroll HOF 2002 2003 2004 100.00% 66.29 R 66.82 66.82
4 Beautiful Buffalos 100.00% 66.02 66.24 66.24
5 Pennsylvania Collector 100.00% 65.99 R 66.20 66.20

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
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 67.44
2 The Gately Collection 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 66.42 67.08 67.08
3 Beautiful Buffalos 100.00% 66.02 66.24 66.24
4 An Ohio Collector 100.00% 65.86 65.96 65.96
5 Goose's Buffalo's 100.00% 65.73 65.81 65.81
6 KCV Herd 100.00% 65.75 65.76 65.76
7 East Coast Collection 100.00% 65.60 65.67 65.67
8 Cuyuna UPDATED 100.00% 65.35 65.51 65.51
9 Que Pasa Buffalos 100.00% 65.49 65.49 65.49
10 Shanes Wild Buffalos 100.00% 65.32 65.32 65.32
11 driftwood buffalo nickels basic set 100.00% 65.02 65.06 65.06
12 Redfisharmy Buffs 100.00% 64.95 64.95 64.95
13 jcth Buffalos 100.00% 64.70 64.70 64.70
14 Little Blue River Herd UPDATED 98.44% 65.07 65.11 64.52
15 ADPBuffalos 100.00% 64.42 64.42 64.42
16 CRD 100.00% 64.31 64.31 64.31
17 Wineman 100.00% 64.04 64.04 64.04
18 chugum 100.00% 64.00 64.00 64.00
19 Bubba's Buffalos 98.44% 64.99 65.00 63.55
20 Garrow King's Basic Buffalo Set 100.00% 63.53 63.53 63.53

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