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Shield Nickels with Major Varieties, Proof (1866-1883)

Number of Required Items

20
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

69.532

This series popular with collectors even though there is a major stopper in the set with the 1867 Rays. Many of the coins in this set are found with a frosty appearance that is more characteristic of a business strike than a proof, but that's the way of nickel coinage in the 1870s and 1880s. Deeply reflective or frosty, this series is composed of an attractive and historic coin and that means popularity.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete %DCAM GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Just Having Fun with Shield Nickels Proof HOF 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 100.00% 20.00% 67.89 R 68.63 68.63
2 Greenbrier River Collection 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 10.00% 67.79 68.21 68.21
3 Great Plains Enterprises 100.00% 0.00% 67.52 R 67.81 67.81
4 The Law Collection Proof Shield Nickel Set 100.00% 5.00% 67.26 R 67.35 67.35
5 The Troy Wiseman and Sons Collection: Proof Shield Nickels 100.00% 0.00% 66.97 R 66.97 66.97

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete %DCAM GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Greenbrier River Collection 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 10.00% 67.79 68.21 68.21
2 Liberty Collection 100.00% 0.00% 65.90 65.90 65.90
3 Driftwood Shield Nickel Proof set 100.00% 0.00% 65.61 65.61 65.61
4 Jim's 95.00% 0.00% 67.07 67.27 65.10
5 chugum 100.00% 0.00% 64.10 64.10 64.10
6 The Gypsy Collection 95.00% 5.26% 67.58 67.74 54.63
7 KCV MV Prf Shield 95.00% 0.00% 64.64 64.64 52.13
8 DeathStar 75.00% 0.00% 65.74 65.74 40.29
9 lostmountainman 80.00% 0.00% 64.61 64.61 37.52
10 ritzfam 80.00% 0.00% 66.50 66.50 36.47
11 GC 55.00% 0.00% 64.00 64.00 33.03
12 laxdive 60.00% 0.00% 66.38 66.38 25.69
13 Morrow's Shield Nickels 15.00% 0.00% 64.80 64.80 10.45
14 Seeing Double 10.00% 0.00% 64.00 64.00 06.19