Buffalo Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1913-1938) - CAC All-Time Finest List

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This composite is for PCGS-graded coins that have been stickered by CAC. When adding coins to this set, they will be cross checked against CAC's certification verification to ensure legitimacy.

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.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
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Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen Buffalo Nickels Set - CAC 56.25% 66.10 66.21 34.88
2 Bubba’s Colorful CAC Coins 45.31% 65.46 65.47 27.48
3 William E. Corum 45.31% 66.25 66.25 18.34
4 Island City Buffalo OGH-CAC UPDATED 40.63% 64.19 64.19 16.62
5 Bison1959 26.56% 51.94 51.94 15.07
6 LDRC Buffalo Nickels CAC by Alzvette 21.88% 59.96 59.96 12.04
7 ironmanl63 23.44% 64.30 64.30 07.75
8 The Trzaska Collection 15.63% 66.30 66.30 05.92
9 Oberhaus Collection 3.13% 65.33 65.33 00.88