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

Number of
Required Items
64
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.127
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 Gerald Forsythe HOF 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 2014 10 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 66.73 67.67 67.67
2 The JDG Trust Collection 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 66.51 67.03 67.03
3 D. L. Hansen Buffaloes 2020 UPDATED 100.00% 66.33 66.61 66.61
DLH
4 Tom McCarroll HOF 2002 2003 2004 100.00% 66.29 R 66.59 66.59
5 An Ohio Collector 100.00% 66.10 66.19 66.19
6 Yellowstone Collection 100.00% 66.03 66.16 66.16
7 Beautiful Buffalos 100.00% 66.02 66.09 66.09
7 Pennsylvania Collector 100.00% 65.99 R 66.09 66.09
9 Carl Womack Buffalo Collection 100.00% 65.96 R 66.03 66.03
10 Richard Hennessy Collection 100.00% 65.96 R 66.02 66.02
11 Larry Whitlow 100.00% 65.79 R 65.92 65.92
12 D. L. Hansen Buffalo Nickels (2nd Set) UPDATED 100.00% 65.81 65.90 65.90
DLH
13 ADM 100.00% 65.87 R 65.90 65.90
14 Cuyuna 100.00% 65.74 65.85 65.85
15 Donald A. Kutz 100.00% 65.77 R 65.83 65.83
16 KCV Herd 100.00% 65.82 65.82 65.82
17 Bubba's Buffalos 100.00% 65.75 65.78 65.78
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% 65.65 R 65.67 65.67
21 Landmark Buffalo Collection 100.00% 65.62 R 65.64 65.64
22 Shanes Wild Buffalos 100.00% 65.54 65.54 65.54
23 Anne Kate Collection 100.00% 65.47 R 65.47 65.47
24 Rafferty's Nickels 100.00% 65.38 R 65.38 65.38
25 cape cod buffalos 100.00% 65.30 R 65.30 65.30
26 Ray Levoi 100.00% 65.28 R 65.28 65.28
27 Jon/Lor 100.00% 65.19 R 65.19 65.19
28 JD 100.00% 65.14 R 65.14 65.14
29 wad1954 100.00% 65.04 65.04 65.04
30 driftwood buffalo nickels basic set 100.00% 65.02 65.02 65.02
31 Redfisharmy Buffs 100.00% 64.95 64.95 64.95
32 Irv's Herd 100.00% 64.94 R 64.94 64.94
33 Vini Vidi Vici 100.00% 64.83 R 64.83 64.83
34 jcth Buffalos 100.00% 64.78 64.78 64.78
35 Charley O's Buffalos 100.00% 64.74 R 64.74 64.74
36 The Riverside Collection 100.00% 64.67 64.67 64.67
37 ADPBuffalos 100.00% 64.42 64.42 64.42
38 CRD 100.00% 64.31 64.31 64.31
39 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 64.25 R 64.25 64.25
40 Wineman 100.00% 64.01 64.01 64.01
41 chugum 100.00% 64.00 64.00 64.00
42 steelcityman's buffs 100.00% 63.64 R 63.64 63.64
43 CoolKarma's Buffalos 100.00% 63.45 63.45 63.45
44 The Heller Collection 100.00% 63.32 R 63.32 63.32
45 PocketChange Buffalo Herd 100.00% 63.23 R 63.23 63.23
46 Pittsburgh Coin Collector 100.00% 62.89 62.89 62.89
47 Carnton Collection 98.44% 65.35 R 65.35 62.73
48 MTB 100.00% 62.67 62.67 62.67
49 Garrow King's Basic Buffalo Set 98.44% 63.50 R 63.50 62.65
50 P. Kubler Collection 100.00% 62.42 R 62.42 62.42
51 cardyman 100.00% 62.28 62.28 62.28
52 FMurphy 98.44% 64.13 64.13 62.13
53 Bill Fivaz Collection 96.88% 64.61 R 64.61 62.01
SBG
54 SJO 100.00% 61.77 61.77 61.77
SJO
55 pplath 96.88% 64.32 R 64.32 61.73
56 Martin's Collection 100.00% 61.45 R 61.45 61.45
57 ad4400 2017 2019 100.00% 60.79 60.79 60.79
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 The DS Collection 98.44% 59.98 59.98 59.71
61 KozMc Buffs 100.00% 58.87 58.87 58.87
62 buffalo herd in rattler and green label holders 98.44% 60.11 60.11 58.77
63 Charlie's Buffalos 100.00% 58.25 58.25 58.25
64 Buffalo Hunter 100.00% 58.02 58.02 58.02
65 DDR's Full Horn Buffalo Stampede 100.00% 58.01 58.01 58.01
DDR
66 coinlaw 93.75% 63.96 R 63.96 57.96
67 Buffalo Nickels by Alzvette 100.00% 57.25 57.25 57.25
68 yahtzeek 100.00% 56.96 56.96 56.96
69 Dale's Mill Creek Buffs 96.88% 59.66 59.66 56.20
70 Loon Lake Collection 95.31% 59.02 R 59.02 56.12
JMC
71 Darren's Mighty Buffalo"s 100.00% 56.07 56.07 56.07
72 mellow46 100.00% 56.03 R 56.03 56.03
73 Bob's Buffalo Nickel Collection - Basic 92.19% 63.89 R 63.89 55.33
74 M.E. Stewart Collections 100.00% 54.90 54.90 54.90
75 lostmountainman 100.00% 54.42 54.42 54.42
76 kmulliganart 98.44% 55.78 R 55.78 54.29
77 danical57 90.63% 64.29 64.29 54.25
78 Runnin_Texan 93.75% 61.42 61.42 53.75
79 M J Hess Collections, Basic Buffalo Set 100.00% 53.42 53.42 53.42
80 The Wydeven Collection 100.00% 52.85 52.85 52.85
81 Little Blue River Herd 79.69% 64.94 64.94 52.76
82 they ride on his back 90.63% 62.15 R 62.15 51.60
83 A2Buffaloes UPDATED 100.00% 51.46 51.46 51.46
84 WCP buffalo's AU+ 92.19% 59.24 R 59.24 51.04
85 CCcoiner 93.75% 51.99 51.99 47.81
86 KRP BUFFALOS 100.00% 47.63 47.63 47.63
87 ptravis50 98.44% 45.84 45.84 45.43
88 BuffaloHunter's whole herd 84.38% 62.00 62.00 44.84
89 jspat0815 100.00% 44.46 R 44.46 44.46
90 Mankado's Herd 79.69% 65.07 65.07 42.99
91 Paulie's Buffalos 100.00% 42.84 42.84 42.84
92 mjplays 81.25% 63.88 63.88 42.78
93 The Kaye Collection 100.00% 42.45 42.45 42.45
94 Fred Bergmans Buffalos 100.00% 40.60 R 40.60 40.60
95 BuffaloBrothersCoin 89.06% 44.61 44.61 40.43
96 lopezjohn 90.63% 44.53 44.53 40.36
97 Ozark's Thundering Herd 2 73.44% 57.62 57.62 39.62
98 The Lilhuff Collection 100.00% 38.95 R 38.95 38.95
99 BigBrushy-120 71.88% 49.69 49.69 38.82
100 angelo99 73.44% 62.56 62.56 37.15
101 Terry's Coins of Color 81.25% 48.43 48.43 36.10
102 gthorn4549 73.44% 63.46 63.46 34.84
103 Bruce's Buffalos 65.63% 63.64 63.64 34.38
104 J & S Collection 75.00% 53.22 53.22 33.97
105 Finkbeiner 75.00% 48.42 48.42 32.21
106 Sandy's Buffalo Herd 71.88% 61.64 61.64 32.20
107 TG Buffalo Nicks 68.75% 50.52 50.52 32.02
108 Dr. Paul's Tatanka Collection 68.75% 64.52 64.52 31.11
109 dougt 59.38% 47.99 47.99 30.85
110 Longacre59 67.19% 54.83 54.83 29.86
111 musky513 UPDATED 46.88% 56.86 56.86 28.94
112 Rafus 57.81% 65.73 65.73 28.76
113 Robinette Collection 65.63% 64.21 64.21 28.38
114 The Wood Collection 62.50% 65.87 65.87 27.05
115 LA buffs circ 60.94% 65.79 65.79 26.44
116 sogalaw 64.06% 62.14 62.14 26.35
117 Bryan's Set 60.94% 49.97 49.97 26.32
118 wjparky 57.81% 44.59 44.59 26.28
119 b bergmann buffalo's 64.06% 45.94 45.94 25.63
120 Torgy 93.75% 27.53 R 27.53 25.44
121 William E. Corum 60.94% 66.24 66.24 25.13
122 CBH Buffalo Nickel Collection 59.38% 65.61 65.61 24.02
123 rick's half dollars 67.19% 34.85 34.85 23.65
124 obxpond 53.13% 64.12 64.12 23.19
125 mrbigglesworth_2 45.31% 52.68 52.68 22.34
126 pjp 57.81% 64.00 64.00 21.71
pjp
127 VANDERBILT 32.81% 64.79 64.79 21.12
128 Paul's Buffalo Nickels 100.00% 20.96 20.96 20.96
129 Dave's Set 50.00% 63.03 63.03 19.42
130 CHO10-Buffalo Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes 42.19% 56.73 56.73 19.25
131 Texas Buffalo Nickels 64.06% 32.53 32.53 19.03
132 Golden Collection Registry 39.06% 63.04 63.04 18.85
133 The Colorado Buffs 51.56% 64.37 64.37 18.68
134 Buffalo Stampede 42.19% 61.17 61.17 18.57
135 alr007 43.75% 42.99 42.99 16.12
136 Sarah Faith 43.75% 62.70 62.70 15.96
137 shsusa - Buff 5C Basic Circ 1913-38 43.75% 63.89 63.89 15.69
138 Aspie-Rocco Ranch 62.50% 28.07 28.07 15.54
139 ErasmusHall 37.50% 65.56 65.56 15.51
140 Miearspharmacy 43.75% 65.56 65.56 15.22
141 R.P. Clark 45.31% 42.38 42.38 14.00
142 Bear Creek Collection 32.81% 64.60 64.60 13.84
143 hlamcke 17.19% 64.89 64.89 13.04
144 Cen-Cal 32.81% 62.11 62.11 13.03
145 blake.j.lanning 37.50% 56.68 56.68 12.65
146 mikesartifacts 28.13% 37.92 37.92 12.19
147 R Castelino 23.44% 66.36 66.36 11.85
148 MikeC Buffalo Basic Set 34.38% 64.63 64.63 11.83
149 rmorgan2 29.69% 66.05 66.05 11.50
150 cuda 31.25% 41.12 41.12 11.01
151 John Q Little 31.25% 57.65 57.65 10.81
152 Walt Ughes 26.56% 56.12 56.12 10.77
153 The Gypsy Collection 29.69% 64.20 64.20 10.60
154 Montana Collection 23.44% 55.09 55.09 08.12
155 Nichols Buffalo Nickels 20.31% 58.97 58.97 07.90
156 Poulan Collection 25.00% 65.00 65.00 07.54
157 The R.S.Gore Collection 18.75% 64.96 64.96 07.54
158 "A Little Bit of Pepper" YN 21.88% 64.69 64.69 07.51
159 ajia 35.94% 22.92 22.92 07.47
160 The Fleenor Collection 21.88% 59.93 59.93 07.22
161 Donald K. Warner 18.75% 65.33 65.33 07.00
162 OVGJR 21.88% 64.17 64.17 06.88
163 CPS COLLECTION 23.44% 64.04 64.04 06.86
164 jaenfield 17.19% 35.76 35.76 06.54
165 A small Missouri Herd 23.44% 53.62 53.62 06.22
166 HKnJameses 20.31% 51.44 51.44 06.20
167 nosam 21.88% 22.93 22.93 06.14
168 CSF 21.88% 65.00 65.00 06.09
169 rjcent 14.06% 61.55 61.55 06.04
170 Rad Buffalos 23.44% 40.85 40.85 06.02
171 A simple Buffalo collection 17.19% 65.11 65.11 05.52
172 Granville 15.63% 35.92 35.92 05.13
173 The Milentius II Set 14.06% 65.18 65.18 04.95
174 TigersFan 18.75% 23.36 23.36 04.69
175 TJTschosik 10.94% 43.13 43.13 04.62
176 sedulous 9.38% 58.76 58.76 04.46
177 jdmyers4 18.75% 66.23 66.23 04.44
178 mtitamu 12.50% 63.40 63.40 04.25
179 Vinny Kid 67.19% 5.96 5.96 04.17
180 Tye 14.06% 65.21 65.21 04.08
Tye
181 [email protected] 15.63% 64.71 64.71 04.04
182 pdlathrop 12.50% 26.56 26.56 04.03
183 J W M Buffalo Basic Set 14.06% 66.13 66.13 03.54
184 steve hamilton 14.06% 64.08 64.08 03.43
185 RSD 10.94% 64.55 64.55 03.17
186 Larry’s New Basic Buffalo Nickel Set NEW 6.25% 41.47 41.47 03.15
187 bb's Buffalo Nickel Set 10.94% 66.20 66.20 02.96
188 The Graydon Collection 14.06% 65.00 65.00 02.90
189 A. R. S. Collection 14.06% 40.13 40.13 02.87
190 Numerius Negidius 6.25% 42.33 42.33 02.27
191 MMitchell 18.75% 10.57 10.57 02.17
192 Gbayliff 3.13% 57.57 57.57 01.80
193 Fburka3 4.69% 65.17 65.17 01.75
194 Buffalo Nickels 6.25% 64.60 64.60 01.44
195 zimmer11 3.13% 59.50 59.50 01.06
196 RS-Buffalo Basic Set 4.69% 64.67 64.67 00.87
197 BOBCORNERS 1.56% 66.00 66.00 00.59
198 VDBCoins 1.56% 66.00 66.00 00.29
198 notredame99 1.56% 66.00 66.00 00.29
200 CoinGuy1859 1.56% 64.00 64.00 00.29