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

Number of
Required Items
144
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
65.791

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 99.31% 63.44 64.17 63.59
2 KCV Com/Var Herd 98.61% 59.35 59.48 58.59
3 Little Blue River Herd 95.83% 57.24 R 57.31 53.95
4 CoolKarma UPDATED 97.22% 54.90 55.04 53.47
5 M J Hess Collections 96.53% 48.17 48.17 46.00

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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 99.31% 63.44 64.17 63.59
2 KCV Com/Var Herd 98.61% 59.35 59.48 58.59
3 CoolKarma UPDATED 97.22% 54.90 55.04 53.47
4 M J Hess Collections 96.53% 48.17 48.17 46.00
5 Loon Lake Collection 83.33% 53.80 53.86 41.97
JMC
6 Buffalo Hunter 76.39% 48.85 48.85 35.13
7 FORSYTHEG 59.72% 66.44 67.32 33.46
8 The Wydeven Collection 93.06% 31.21 31.21 28.40
9 lostmountainman 69.44% 41.71 41.71 26.37
10 SJO 56.25% 54.49 54.49 26.10
SJO
11 Mel's Final Set 64.58% 43.37 43.37 25.20
12 chugum 50.00% 61.92 61.92 24.17
13 Wineman 49.31% 58.25 58.25 23.88
14 lopezjohn 60.42% 33.18 33.18 18.04
15 Bryan's Buffalo Set 36.11% 49.67 49.69 17.08
16 The BMC Complete Variety Buffalo Herd 38.89% 47.61 47.61 16.37
17 fredbergman buffalos complete 54.86% 34.21 34.21 16.03
18 The Kaye Collection 48.61% 40.18 40.18 15.45
19 Have You Herd 36.81% 46.69 46.69 14.65
20 BuffaloBrothersCoin 44.44% 38.13 38.13 14.43

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