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

Number of
Required Items
64
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.161
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
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 The JDG Trust Collection 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 100.00% 66.76 67.57 67.57
2 Gerald Forsythe HOF 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 2014 10 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 100.00% 66.75 67.52 67.52
3 D. L. Hansen Buffaloes 2020 2021 100.00% 66.34 66.62 66.62
DLH
4 Tom McCarroll HOF 2002 2003 2004 100.00% 66.32 R 66.60 66.60
5 Beautiful Buffalos 100.00% 66.27 R 66.47 66.47
6 An Ohio Collector 100.00% 66.12 66.19 66.19
7 Yellowstone Collection 100.00% 66.04 66.16 66.16
8 Pennsylvania Collector 100.00% 66.01 R 66.10 66.10
9 Shanes Wild Buffalos 100.00% 66.01 66.09 66.09
10 Carl Womack Buffalo Collection 100.00% 65.98 R 66.06 66.06
11 Richard Hennessy Collection 100.00% 65.99 R 66.02 66.02
12 Z 100.00% 65.90 65.98 65.98
Z
13 Cuyuna 100.00% 65.80 65.95 65.95
14 ADM 100.00% 65.87 R 65.87 65.87
15 KCV Herd 100.00% 65.83 65.84 65.84
16 Larry Whitlow 100.00% 65.79 R 65.83 65.83
17 Donald A. Kutz 100.00% 65.77 R 65.82 65.82
18 Goose's Buffalo's 100.00% 65.73 65.73 65.73
19 East Coast Collection 100.00% 65.70 65.70 65.70
20 Leon Kontos 100.00% 65.66 R 65.67 65.67
21 Landmark Buffalo Collection 100.00% 65.62 R 65.63 65.63
22 Anne Kate Collection 100.00% 65.48 R 65.48 65.48
23 Rafferty's Nickels 100.00% 65.38 R 65.38 65.38
24 cape cod buffalos 100.00% 65.30 R 65.30 65.30
25 Ray Levoi 100.00% 65.29 R 65.29 65.29
26 Jon/Lor 100.00% 65.19 R 65.19 65.19
27 JD 100.00% 65.14 R 65.14 65.14
28 wad1954 100.00% 65.04 65.04 65.04
29 driftwood buffalo nickels basic set 100.00% 65.02 65.02 65.02
30 Irv's Herd 100.00% 64.94 R 64.94 64.94
31 Vini Vidi Vici 100.00% 64.83 R 64.83 64.83
32 Charley O's Buffalos 100.00% 64.74 R 64.74 64.74
33 The Riverside Collection 100.00% 64.69 64.69 64.69
34 ADPBuffalos 100.00% 64.42 64.42 64.42
35 CRD 100.00% 64.31 64.31 64.31
36 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 64.25 R 64.25 64.25
37 Wineman 100.00% 64.01 64.01 64.01
38 chugum 100.00% 64.00 64.00 64.00
39 steelcityman's buffs 100.00% 63.64 R 63.64 63.64
40 Pittsburgh Coin Collector 100.00% 63.57 63.57 63.57
41 CoolKarma's Buffalos 100.00% 63.47 63.47 63.47
42 The Heller Collection 100.00% 63.32 R 63.32 63.32
43 PocketChange Buffalo Herd 100.00% 63.23 R 63.23 63.23
44 Redfisharmy Buffs 98.44% 64.97 64.97 63.23
45 MTB 100.00% 62.83 62.83 62.83
46 Carnton Collection 98.44% 65.35 R 65.35 62.73
47 Garrow King's Basic Buffalo Set 98.44% 63.50 R 63.50 62.65
48 P. Kubler Collection 100.00% 62.42 R 62.42 62.42
49 cardyman 100.00% 62.37 62.37 62.37
50 FMurphy 98.44% 64.13 64.13 62.13
51 Bill Fivaz Collection 96.88% 64.61 R 64.61 62.01
SBG
52 SJO 100.00% 61.77 61.77 61.77
SJO
53 pplath 96.88% 64.32 R 64.32 61.73
54 Martin's Collection 100.00% 61.45 R 61.45 61.45
55 ad4400 2017 2019 100.00% 60.95 60.95 60.95
56 Bubba's Buffalos 93.75% 65.83 65.89 60.89
57 buffalo herd grazing in old holders 100.00% 60.62 60.62 60.62
58 My Buffalo Set 100.00% 60.29 60.29 60.29
59 William Dunham 92.19% 61.63 R 61.63 60.26
60 D. L. Hansen Buffalo Nickels (2nd Set) 95.31% 65.97 66.07 60.17
DLH
61 The DS Collection 100.00% 60.01 60.01 60.01
62 Rafus 93.75% 65.96 66.00 59.23
63 KozMc Buffs 100.00% 58.87 58.87 58.87
64 Charlie's Buffalos 100.00% 58.25 58.25 58.25
65 Buffalo Hunter 100.00% 58.02 58.02 58.02
66 DDR's Full Horn Buffalo Stampede 100.00% 58.01 58.01 58.01
DDR
67 coinlaw 93.75% 63.97 R 63.97 57.97
68 Dale's Mill Creek Buffs 98.44% 59.19 59.19 57.61
69 Buffalo Nickels by Alzvette 100.00% 57.53 57.53 57.53
70 yahtzeek 100.00% 56.96 56.96 56.96
71 Runnin_Texan 96.88% 60.55 60.55 56.22
72 Loon Lake Collection 95.31% 59.02 R 59.02 56.12
JMC
73 Darren's Mighty Buffalo"s 100.00% 56.07 56.07 56.07
74 mellow46 100.00% 56.03 R 56.03 56.03
75 Bob's Buffalo Nickel Collection - Basic 92.19% 63.89 R 63.89 55.33
76 M.E. Stewart Collections 100.00% 54.90 54.90 54.90
77 lostmountainman 100.00% 54.69 54.69 54.69
78 kmulliganart 98.44% 55.78 R 55.78 54.29
79 danical57 90.63% 64.29 64.29 54.25
80 JReevesTx 93.75% 59.87 59.87 53.72
81 M J Hess Collections, Basic Buffalo Set 100.00% 53.64 53.64 53.64
82 The Wydeven Collection 100.00% 52.96 52.96 52.96
83 KRP BUFFALOS 100.00% 52.45 52.45 52.45
84 A2Buffaloes 100.00% 52.42 52.42 52.42
85 Twoandys 96.88% 55.46 55.46 52.24
86 they ride on his back 90.63% 62.15 R 62.15 51.60
87 WCP buffalo's AU+ 92.19% 59.24 R 59.24 51.04
88 Little Blue River Herd UPDATED 75.00% 64.87 64.87 50.10
89 Southern Mountain UPDATED 78.13% 64.77 64.77 48.58
90 angelo99 85.94% 63.05 63.05 48.41
91 CCcoiner 93.75% 51.99 51.99 47.81
92 wjparky 84.38% 55.99 55.99 47.49
93 ptravis50 98.44% 45.84 45.84 45.43
94 BuffaloHunter's whole herd 84.38% 62.02 62.02 44.85
95 jspat0815 100.00% 44.46 R 44.46 44.46
96 mjplays 82.81% 64.11 64.11 44.36
97 Mankado's Herd 79.69% 65.07 65.07 42.99
98 Paulie's Buffalos 100.00% 42.84 42.84 42.84
99 lopezjohn 93.75% 45.53 45.53 42.68
100 The Kaye Collection 100.00% 42.45 42.45 42.45
101 Terry's Coins of Color UPDATED 85.94% 52.22 52.23 41.50
102 Fred Bergmans Buffalos 100.00% 40.60 R 40.60 40.60
103 J & S Collection 82.81% 56.34 56.34 40.50
104 BuffaloBrothersCoin 89.06% 44.61 44.61 40.43
105 Ozark's Thundering Herd 2 73.44% 57.62 57.62 39.62
106 The Lilhuff Collection 100.00% 38.95 R 38.95 38.95
107 BigBrushy-120 71.88% 49.69 49.69 38.82
108 alr007 UPDATED 73.44% 56.57 56.57 37.88
109 gthorn4549 75.00% 63.45 63.45 36.25
110 Robinette Collection 73.44% 62.15 62.15 34.68
111 Bruce's Buffalos 64.06% 63.64 63.64 33.81
112 sogalaw UPDATED 71.88% 62.18 62.18 32.48
113 Finkbeiner 75.00% 48.42 48.42 32.21
114 TG Buffalo Nicks 68.75% 50.52 50.52 32.02
115 Dr. Paul's Tatanka Collection 68.75% 64.52 64.52 31.11
116 dougt 59.38% 47.99 47.99 30.85
117 The Wood Collection 65.63% 65.71 65.71 29.92
118 Longacre59 67.19% 54.83 54.83 29.86
119 mrbigglesworth_2 56.25% 54.40 54.40 27.20
120 pjp 75.00% 42.48 42.48 26.93
pjp
121 William E. Corum 62.50% 66.30 66.30 26.64
122 LA buffs circ 60.94% 65.79 65.79 26.44
123 Bryan's Set 60.94% 49.97 49.97 26.32
124 b bergmann buffalo's 64.06% 45.94 45.94 25.63
125 Torgy 93.75% 27.53 R 27.53 25.44
126 CBH Buffalo Nickel Collection 59.38% 65.61 65.61 24.02
127 obxpond 54.69% 64.15 64.15 23.48
128 rick's half dollars 65.63% 33.86 33.86 22.22
129 VANDERBILT 32.81% 64.79 64.79 21.12
130 Paul's Buffalo Nickels 100.00% 20.96 20.96 20.96
131 Dave's Set 50.00% 63.03 63.03 19.42
132 CHO10-Buffalo Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes 42.19% 56.73 56.73 19.25
133 Texas Buffalo Nickels 64.06% 32.53 32.53 19.03
134 Buffalo Stampede 42.19% 61.17 61.17 18.57
135 Golden Collection Registry 37.50% 62.96 62.96 18.27
136 The Colorado Buffs 50.00% 64.38 64.38 18.11
137 WheelingWV 43.75% 66.41 66.41 17.79
138 Larry’s New Basic Buffalo Nickel Set 59.38% 29.25 29.25 17.50
139 Sarah Faith Rattlers 45.31% 64.32 64.32 16.94
140 Bonanza buffaloes 40.63% 65.62 65.62 16.11
141 hjp1957 34.38% 45.99 45.99 15.81
142 shsusa - Buff 5C Basic Circ 1913-38 43.75% 63.89 63.89 15.69
143 Aspie-Rocco Ranch 60.94% 29.51 29.51 15.42
144 blake.j.lanning 43.75% 57.88 57.88 15.25
145 Miearspharmacy 43.75% 65.56 65.56 15.22
146 cuda 37.50% 42.37 42.37 14.75
147 R.P. Clark 45.31% 42.38 42.38 14.00
148 RE2TAV11-11 32.81% 62.17 62.17 13.32
149 hlamcke 17.19% 64.89 64.89 13.04
150 MikeC Buffalo Basic Set 35.94% 64.60 64.60 12.40
151 Bear Creek Collection 29.69% 64.58 64.58 12.40
152 mikesartifacts 28.13% 37.92 37.92 12.19
153 Cen-Cal 31.25% 61.91 61.91 12.16
154 R Castelino 23.44% 66.36 66.36 11.85
155 rmorgan2 28.13% 66.06 66.06 10.62
156 The Gypsy Collection 29.69% 64.20 64.20 10.60
157 ckhowell 29.69% 65.97 65.97 08.83
158 B. M SPINDLER COLLECTION 23.44% 50.68 50.68 08.60
159 john.bennett UPDATED 32.81% 30.77 30.77 08.52
160 The R.S.Gore Collection 20.31% 64.97 64.97 08.41
161 Montana Collection 23.44% 55.09 55.09 08.12
162 Nichols Buffalo Nickels 20.31% 58.97 58.97 07.90
163 Poulan Collection 25.00% 65.00 65.00 07.54
164 "A Little Bit of Pepper" YN 21.88% 64.69 64.69 07.51
165 ajia 35.94% 22.92 22.92 07.47
166 Donald K. Warner 20.31% 65.36 65.36 07.29
167 The Fleenor Collection 21.88% 59.93 59.93 07.22
168 Ryan795 32.81% 32.06 32.06 07.16
169 OVGJR 21.88% 64.17 64.17 06.88
170 CPS COLLECTION 23.44% 64.04 64.04 06.86
171 Rattlers 20.31% 63.33 63.33 06.79
172 A small Missouri Herd 23.44% 53.62 53.62 06.22
173 HKnJameses 20.31% 51.44 51.44 06.20
174 ndiaz55 21.88% 65.57 65.57 06.15
175 nosam 21.88% 22.93 22.93 06.14
176 CSF 21.88% 65.00 65.00 06.09
177 rjcent 14.06% 61.55 61.55 06.04
178 Rad Buffalos 23.44% 40.85 40.85 06.02
179 Granville 18.75% 37.69 37.69 05.72
180 A simple Buffalo collection 17.19% 65.11 65.11 05.52
181 The Milentius II Set 14.06% 65.18 65.18 04.95
182 TigersFan 18.75% 23.36 23.36 04.69
183 Vinny Kid 71.88% 6.05 6.05 04.51
184 mtitamu 12.50% 63.40 63.40 04.25
185 Tye 14.06% 65.21 65.21 04.08
Tye
186 [email protected] 15.63% 64.71 64.71 04.04
187 J W M Buffalo Basic Set 14.06% 66.13 66.13 03.54
188 rushmore98 28.13% 12.40 12.40 03.49
189 steve hamilton 14.06% 64.08 64.08 03.43
190 pdlathrop 9.38% 31.87 31.87 03.27
191 RSD 10.94% 64.55 64.55 03.17
192 jaenfield 9.38% 24.28 24.28 03.14
193 bb's Buffalo Nickel Set 10.94% 66.20 66.20 02.96
194 The Graydon Collection 14.06% 65.00 65.00 02.90
195 chadstachowicz 9.38% 64.70 64.70 02.89
196 Gbayliff 6.25% 59.80 59.80 02.67
197 Buffalo Nickels Circulation Strike - DGR 6.25% 65.00 65.00 02.61
198 MMitchell 18.75% 10.57 10.57 02.17
199 Jeffbrown 6.25% 65.17 65.17 01.75
200 A. R. S. Collection 10.94% 32.17 32.17 01.72
201 Mario's PCGS Buffalo Nickels 9.38% 20.32 20.32 01.72
202 Avaya1987 6.25% 62.00 62.00 01.38
203 Numismatist Enthusiast69 3.13% 64.50 64.50 01.15
204 A-Penny-Sold 4.69% 28.00 28.00 01.13
205 smith69ma 4.69% 66.00 66.00 00.88
206 Hoopesaa 6.25% 18.90 18.90 00.84
207 Dtreibel 1.56% 66.00 66.00 00.29