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Liberty Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1883-1912)

Number of Required Items

64
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

69.122

This set is only the second issue of nickel coinage (with a five cent value) as the "nickel" wasn't introduced until 1866. The circulation strike Liberty nickels includes the famed 1883 "No Cents" issue, the rare 1885, and the first mintmarked nickels that were issued in 1912 in Denver and San Francisco. The proof Liberty nickels will always be popular, in part because of the time period, in part because of the noble Miss Liberty, but mainly because the coins in the series have a famous sibling, the 1913, of which there are only five known specimens. We will consider the set complete without 1913, but what a magnificent addition to any collection this classic rarity would be! This set is historic, fun and affordable for most collectors.

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 Greenbrier River Collection 2015 2016 100.00% 67.21 67.60 67.60
2 KCV Lady Liberty Cir/Pr 2011 2012 2013 2014 100.00% 66.71 66.71 66.71
3 D. L. Hansen Liberty Nickels (1883-1912) 100.00% 66.40 R 66.44 66.44
4 chugum 100.00% 64.09 64.09 64.09
5 The Norris Turner collection 100.00% 63.02 R 63.02 63.02

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Greenbrier River Collection 2015 2016 100.00% 67.21 67.60 67.60
2 KCV Lady Liberty Cir/Pr 2011 2012 2013 2014 100.00% 66.71 66.71 66.71
3 chugum 100.00% 64.09 64.09 64.09
4 lostmountainman (2) 100.00% 60.95 60.95 60.95
5 Popaw's MS & PR Liberty Nickels 96.88% 62.91 62.91 60.08
6 Michael F. Hayes - The GinjaMax Collection UPDATED 92.19% 63.75 63.75 57.43
7 The Double Gypsy Collection 64.06% 67.43 67.62 44.47
8 JeffRM 56.25% 62.78 62.78 29.98
9 thecandyman 40.63% 63.52 63.52 22.60
10 prinacatsgems 51.56% 52.39 52.39 22.18
11 Parry 3 Collection 31.25% 65.18 65.18 21.73
12 1913oneday 37.50% 63.00 63.00 16.46
13 Bear Creek Collection 15.63% 64.05 64.05 06.06
14 Vinny Kid 6.25% 39.38 39.38 01.42
15 Neibaur Collection 4.69% 3.18 3.18 00.16