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Five Cent Type Set (1866-present)

Number of Required Items

10
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

69.188

The humble "nickel" or five cent coin was born out of the silver and gold shortage during and after the Civil War. Nearly all precious metal coins were hoarded, and very few remained in circulation. This gave rise to several low denomination coins made from more base metals such as the copper two cent piece, and the nickel three and five cent pieces. Due to its larger size, the five cent nickel quickly supplanted the tiny half dime in circulation, and went on to become the workhorse of late 19th and early 20th century circulating money. While none of these coins will prove too difficult to acquire, the With Rays Shield Nickel of 1866-67 is the unquestioned key to this set.

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All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 Corum Collection 2009 2010 2011 2012 2015 2016 100.00% 68.56 68.56
2 Greenbrier River Collection 100.00% 68.52 68.52
3 The Gypsy Collection 2013 2014 100.00% 68.27 68.27
4 Jim's 100.00% 67.67 67.67
5 Compradore Collections, Nickel Type Set 2007 100.00% R 67.50 67.50

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 Corum Collection 2009 2010 2011 2012 2015 2016 100.00% 68.56 68.56
2 Greenbrier River Collection 100.00% 68.52 68.52
3 The Gypsy Collection 2013 2014 100.00% 68.27 68.27
4 Jim's 100.00% 67.67 67.67
5 History of Nickels 100.00% 67.48 67.48
6 The 1947 Collection 100.00% 67.42 67.42
7 DAM 100.00% 67.13 67.13
8 KCV Nickel Type set 100.00% 67.06 67.06
9 KCV Nickels cir 100.00% 67.00 67.00
10 [email protected] 100.00% 66.58 66.58
11 driftwood 100.00% 66.54 66.54
11 Robert N. Lockey 100.00% 66.54 66.54
13 Dennis Doeppenschmidt 100.00% 66.42 66.42
14 Winesteven - Six Coins w/CAC Stickers 100.00% 66.31 66.31
14 kazman54 100.00% 66.31 66.31
16 FMurphy 100.00% 66.25 66.25
17 Gobrecht's Raisinet Collection 100.00% 66.13 66.13
18 lostmountainman 100.00% 66.10 66.10
19 Mike's Five Cent Type Set I 100.00% 65.79 65.79
20 tigervet 100.00% 65.71 65.71

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