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Three Cent Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1865-1889)

Number of Required Items

47
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

69.566

This set is a combination of the popular proof Three Cent nickels and their not so popular circulation strike counterparts. There are numerous problems with poor strikes, subdued luster, heavily clashed dies and other negative characteristics found in the circulation strike series. A complete set of gem quality is a challenge, indeed! Despite significantly lower mintages in proof, there are far more high-quality issues on the market than the circulation strikes. The 1865 and 1877 are significantly more expensive than the other issues.

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


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 D. L. Hansen. Three Cent Set (1865-1889) 100.00% 66.85 67.09 67.09
2 tompet38 2016 95.74% 67.90 R 68.63 65.23
3 chugum 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 97.87% 64.13 64.13 62.54
4 ritzfam 53.19% 66.28 66.28 44.37
5 DeathStar 53.19% 65.65 65.65 43.95

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 D. L. Hansen. Three Cent Set (1865-1889) 100.00% 66.85 67.09 67.09
2 chugum 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 97.87% 64.13 64.13 62.54
3 ritzfam 53.19% 66.28 66.28 44.37
4 DeathStar 53.19% 65.65 65.65 43.95
5 lostmountainman 70.21% 59.44 59.44 34.88
6 Tom's Basic 3¢ Nickel Circ & Proof Set 21.28% 40.43 40.43 09.36
7 Neibaur Collection 6.38% 28.67 28.67 00.71
8 mikedeppe 2.13% 1.00 1.00 00.01