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Three Cent Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1865-1889)

Number of Required Items

49
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

69.532

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 tompet38 2015 2016 100.00% 67.96 R 68.84 68.84
2 D. L. Hansen. 3 Cent Nickel. (1865-1889) 100.00% 66.92 67.18 67.18
3 chugum 2011 2012 2013 2014 97.96% 64.12 64.12 62.58
4 lostmountainman 69.39% 59.47 59.47 34.26
5 Robert N Lockey 38.78% 61.22 61.22 13.22

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 D. L. Hansen. 3 Cent Nickel. (1865-1889) 100.00% 66.92 67.18 67.18
2 chugum 2011 2012 2013 2014 97.96% 64.12 64.12 62.58
3 lostmountainman 69.39% 59.47 59.47 34.26
4 Robert N Lockey 38.78% 61.22 61.22 13.22
5 Neibaur Collection 6.12% 28.67 28.67 00.69