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Buffalo Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1913-1938)

Number of Required Items

72
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.502
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 challenge in the Basic set consists of most of the "S" mints struck between 1915 and 1928. In particular, the 1926 is a very tough coin in high grade. Strike is a problem on many of these, and getting a sharp and lustrous top grade example is very difficult. In the proof issues, we are dealing with low mintage coins, and that means there's a challenge in the air for even the most well-heeled collector. Mintages range from 600 for the key 1916 to 5,769 for the final issued of 1937. Though there are some tough coins, this series is now and forever a favorite of 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 KCV Herd Cir/Proof 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 66.03 66.04 66.04
2 Wineman 100.00% 64.33 64.33 64.33
3 chugum 2011 100.00% 64.00 64.00 64.00
4 buffalo13 98.61% 63.41 R 63.41 61.53
5 Little Blue River Herd UPDATED 94.44% 65.19 65.22 59.42

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 KCV Herd Cir/Proof 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 66.03 66.04 66.04
2 Wineman 100.00% 64.33 64.33 64.33
3 chugum 2011 100.00% 64.00 64.00 64.00
4 Little Blue River Herd UPDATED 94.44% 65.19 65.22 59.42
5 Buffalo Hunter 94.44% 58.32 58.32 51.90
6 Goose's Buffalo's 88.89% 65.69 65.76 51.55
7 lostmountainman 95.83% 51.37 51.37 47.02
8 BuffaloBrothersCoin 83.33% 45.36 45.36 33.83
9 Bryan's Set 54.17% 49.49 49.49 20.34
10 cooldj2 58.33% 45.32 45.32 20.17
11 The Gypsy Collection 25.00% 67.01 67.01 16.47
12 Bear Creek Collection 29.17% 64.58 64.58 10.40
13 D. L. Hansen Buffalo Nickel Circulation & Proof UPDATED 13.89% 66.81 66.81 09.91
14 lasvegasteddy 16.67% 64.00 64.00 07.05
15 Vinny Kid 2.78% 12.86 12.86 00.38
16 Neibaur Collection 1.39% 66.00 66.00 00.28