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Shield Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1866-1883)

Number of Required Items

20
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

67.750
Hey, let's put this set together! This is the first nickel five-cent coin, and the series contains two major types, the 1866-67 Rays and the 1867-83 No Rays. This series is filled with "problem" coins, as the 1867 Rays is almost always poorly struck and many issues have planchet problems and/or poor luster. Including the major varieties adds three coins to the Basic Set. The 1866/1866 doubled date, the open and closed "3" varieties of the 1873 and finally the 1883/2 overdate that concludes the series. None of these varieties are extremely difficult, but the overdate will be the toughest of the three.

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% 66.33 67.22 67.22
2 Mitch Green Variety Set 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 2013 10 2014 100.00% 65.71 65.84 65.84
3 The James E. Blake Collection 100.00% 65.00 R 65.00 65.00
4 Sunnywood II MS Shield Nickels 2003 100.00% 64.66 R 64.87 64.87
5 KCV MV Circ Shield 2014 100.00% 60.46 60.46 60.46

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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% 66.33 67.22 67.22
2 Mitch Green Variety Set 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 2013 10 2014 100.00% 65.71 65.84 65.84
3 KCV MV Circ Shield 2014 100.00% 60.46 60.46 60.46
4 Driftwood Shield Five Cent Mint Set 90.00% 65.14 65.26 60.11
5 chugum 95.00% 62.94 62.94 53.00
6 JKommers 95.00% 55.88 55.88 50.00
7 Weintraub's Shield Nickel Collection 90.00% 61.23 61.23 48.34
8 CCcoiner 95.00% 55.53 55.53 46.76
9 The Gypsy Collection 85.00% 64.57 64.80 46.04
10 lostmountainman 90.00% 53.75 53.75 39.61
11 My Shield Nickels 95.00% 44.69 44.69 37.63
12 Seeing Double 75.00% 56.32 56.32 32.61
13 Robert N Lockey 60.00% 61.33 61.33 29.05
14 Bear Creek Collection 25.00% 63.57 63.57 11.71
15 jaenfield 40.00% 46.67 46.67 11.05
16 november1658 15.00% 64.00 64.00 05.05
17 The Durdik Family Trust Shield Nickels with Varieties, Circulation Strikes Collection 10.00% 54.00 54.00 02.84
18 ajia 20.00% 24.25 24.25 02.55
19 Vinny Kid 5.00% 2.00 2.00 00.05