Buffalo Nickels Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1913-1938)

Number of
Required Items
145
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
65.942

There is something about Buffalo nickels that attracts collectors. Some collectors remember when every once in a while one would show up in their change, or a time when they did grandpa a favor and the reward was a beautiful old nickel. Perhaps it reminds us of a time when the West was still new. Whatever the reasons, many people collect Buffalo nickels and some have managed to build truly phenomenal sets.

The keys to the set are well known - the 1916 double die variety, the 1918/7-D, and the famous 1937-D three legged Buffalo among them. There are also some less obvious stoppers within the series. The San Francisco coins of 1923, 1920, and 1927 are all actually rarer than the famous three-legged '37-D. Though there are some tough coins, this series is now and forever a favorite of collectors.

Notes: This set is a work in progress. As new varieties are recognized, they may be added to the set. Likewise, delisted varieties will no longer be required.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 The JDG Trust Collection 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 10 2021 2022 2023 99.31% 62.42 63.43 62.86
2 KCV Com/Var Herd 97.93% 59.19 59.22 58.24
3 CoolKarma 96.55% 55.61 55.72 54.05
4 Little Blue River Herd 95.83% 57.24 R 57.31 53.95
5 FORSYTHEG 82.07% 63.57 64.31 49.65

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 The JDG Trust Collection 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 10 2021 2022 2023 99.31% 62.42 63.43 62.86
2 KCV Com/Var Herd 97.93% 59.19 59.22 58.24
3 CoolKarma 96.55% 55.61 55.72 54.05
4 FORSYTHEG 82.07% 63.57 64.31 49.65
5 M J Hess Collections 97.24% 48.42 48.42 46.90
6 Buffalo Hunter 75.86% 48.85 48.85 35.08
7 The Wydeven Collection 94.48% 34.72 34.72 32.38
8 lostmountainman 72.41% 46.37 46.37 30.52
9 Bucks Buffs 52.41% 61.68 61.70 27.84
10 SJO 55.86% 54.49 54.49 26.06
SJO
11 Mel's Final Set 64.14% 43.37 43.37 25.16
12 Wineman 48.97% 58.25 58.25 23.84
13 fbergman buffalos complete 68.28% 33.22 33.22 21.01
14 Walt Ughes UPDATED 65.52% 35.54 35.54 20.99
15 The BMC Complete Variety Buffalo Herd 41.38% 48.31 48.31 17.31
BMC
16 Bryan's Buffalo Set 35.86% 49.67 49.67 17.05
17 sogalaw 40.00% 58.21 58.21 15.45
18 Sarah Faith 38.62% 60.50 60.50 14.69
19 Have You Herd 35.86% 46.38 46.38 14.25
20 BuffaloBrothersCoin 43.45% 37.92 37.92 14.21

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