Buffalo Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1913-1938) All-Time Finest List

Number of
Required Items
72
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
67.757
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. When the major varieties are added to the set, three notable rarities must be included. Most elusive are the 1916 Doubled Die and the 1918/7-D overdate. The 1937-D three-legged variety is very well known, but not nearly as difficult to locate as the other two. There are also some less obvious stoppers within the series. The San Francisco coins of the late 1910s and 1920s are elusive and the 1924 and 1926 are all actually rarer than the famous three-legged '37-D. Though there are some tough coins, this series is now and forever a favorite of collectors.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 The JDG Trust Collection 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 10 2018 2019 100.00% 66.10 66.73 66.73
2 Cuyuna 100.00% 64.62 64.73 64.73
3 KCV Herd Maj. Varieties 100.00% 64.31 64.31 64.31
4 todd 98.61% 64.94 65.07 63.66
5 D. L. Hansen. Buffalo Nickel UPDATED 98.61% 65.10 65.27 63.63
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6 Carl Womack Buffalo Collection (Varieties) 2004 98.61% 65.11 R 65.22 63.34
7 FORSYTHEG UPDATED 97.22% 66.48 67.22 62.63
8 Bubba's Buffalos 98.61% 64.51 64.52 62.44
9 Great Basin Collection 100.00% 61.13 61.13 61.13
10 Great Plains Enterprises 91.67% 65.46 R 65.57 60.38
GPE
11 Goose's Buffalo's 97.22% 64.98 64.99 60.32
12 Redfisharmy Buffs 97.22% 64.51 64.51 60.10
13 Richard Hennessy collection (varieties) 2006 95.83% 65.68 R 65.76 59.38
14 D. L. Hansen Buffalo Nickels (2nd Set) UPDATED 95.83% 63.33 63.34 59.01
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15 Garrow King's Buffalo Nickels 98.61% 59.28 R 59.28 58.64
16 jle*coins 98.61% 59.91 59.91 58.62
17 Driftwood Buffalo Nickel Set 2005 2007 95.83% 64.40 64.40 58.60
18 Bill Fivaz Collection 2003 94.44% 63.87 R 63.87 58.35
SBG
19 Wineman 100.00% 58.33 58.33 58.33
20 CoolKarma's Full Buffalo set 100.00% 58.17 58.17 58.17
21 Irv's Herd 98.61% 59.43 R 59.43 57.72
22 sidchan 98.61% 58.66 58.66 56.55
23 Drinen's Buffalo Nickels w/Vars 95.83% 62.35 R 62.35 56.30
24 The DS Collection 100.00% 54.88 54.88 54.88
25 jcth Buffalos 93.06% 64.79 64.79 54.30
26 chugum 94.44% 61.78 61.78 54.00
27 PocketChange Buffalo Stampede 95.83% 59.61 R 59.61 53.82
28 The Heller Collection 93.06% 63.46 R 63.46 53.19
29 Pittsburgh Coin Collector 95.83% 58.77 58.77 53.06
30 Little Blue River Herd UPDATED 87.50% 63.27 63.27 52.80
31 Martin's Collection 94.44% 60.30 R 60.30 52.27
32 ProofModerns Buffalo Nickels with Varieties 97.22% 54.91 54.91 51.35
33 sison007 83.33% 65.05 65.05 50.08
34 Horn-Saver Varietes Set 91.67% 60.82 R 60.82 49.66
35 Mel's Buffalo Nickels 98.61% 50.67 50.67 49.22
36 Buffalo Nickels by Alzvette 95.83% 54.22 54.22 49.15
37 Saskatchewan Tatanka-Iyotanka Variety 5C 88.89% 64.16 64.16 48.92
38 Buffalo Hunter 95.83% 54.08 54.08 48.63
39 M J Hess Collections, Buffalo Nickel Set 98.61% 50.38 50.38 48.57
40 yahtzeek 95.83% 53.76 53.76 48.54
41 KozMc Buffs 93.06% 57.05 57.05 48.02
42 Larry's Major Variety Buffalos 98.61% 48.62 R 48.62 47.22
43 musky513 95.83% 52.08 52.08 46.83
44 The Wydeven Collection 98.61% 47.40 47.40 45.69
45 RickyRacer 91.67% 53.60 R 53.60 43.57
46 A2Buffaloes UPDATED 94.44% 49.74 49.74 43.12
47 lostmountainman 95.83% 46.96 46.96 42.40
48 The Durdik Family Trust Buffalo Nickels with Varieties Collection 91.67% 48.03 48.03 40.60
49 The BMC Buffalo Herd 80.56% 48.52 48.52 39.79
50 mjplays 76.39% 63.70 63.70 36.66
51 The Kaye Collection 94.44% 42.18 42.18 36.56
52 Freds buffalos 97.22% 38.32 R 38.32 35.83
53 Ozark's Thundering Herd 3 68.06% 56.67 56.67 33.84
54 BuffaloBrothersCoin 81.94% 42.13 42.13 33.19
55 The Lilhuff Collection 93.06% 38.91 R 38.91 32.75
56 Omega Jim Buffalo Nickels UPDATED 51.39% 62.91 62.91 31.23
57 The Finkbeiner Collection 72.22% 46.49 46.49 27.76
58 Bryan's Set 56.94% 49.36 49.36 25.21
59 Tom's Spare Change Buffalos 62.50% 40.38 40.38 23.09
60 ddt oregon Buffalo 31.94% 55.88 55.88 20.50
61 Steve's Buffalo Herd 55.56% 46.29 46.29 20.31
62 rick's half dollars 68.06% 30.52 30.52 20.20
63 obxpond 51.39% 64.20 64.20 19.86
64 mrbigglesworth_2 41.67% 53.75 53.75 19.72
65 Deegm 38.89% 65.44 65.44 18.13
66 Golden Collection Registry 38.89% 62.86 62.86 17.19
67 George's Beautiful Buffalos 50.00% 58.36 58.36 17.01
68 CHO10 Buffalo Nickels w/varieties 41.67% 54.78 54.78 16.75
69 BZcoin 47.22% 46.02 46.02 15.23
70 shsusa - Buff 5C w-MajVar Circ 43.06% 61.40 61.40 14.36
71 Melvin D. Souza 27.78% 64.85 64.85 14.00
72 JohnM 41.67% 64.13 64.13 13.84
73 OttoFlynt 41.67% 63.92 63.92 13.79
74 mepaglet 37.50% 63.86 63.86 13.32
75 Miguel's Bisons 36.11% 40.07 40.07 12.97
76 ErasmusHall 34.72% 65.46 65.46 12.95
77 Black Heron Buffalos 43.06% 41.45 41.45 12.82
78 The Great Plains Collection 37.50% 60.60 60.60 12.64
79 Bear Creek Collection 31.94% 64.67 64.67 11.86
80 Molly’s Buffalo 🐃 set 36.11% 48.07 48.07 11.58
81 jmallinson 36.11% 52.88 52.88 10.65
82 lopezjohn UPDATED 56.94% 19.00 19.00 10.59
83 Cen-Cal 29.17% 62.11 62.11 10.50
84 Dennis Halladay 37.50% 19.07 19.07 10.22
85 Rubyred 25.00% 62.83 62.83 10.17
86 jaenfield 25.00% 33.10 33.10 09.76
87 LJH Buffalo 5c Nickel Variety Set 13.89% 47.88 47.88 09.64
88 Jesh UPDATED 29.17% 64.41 64.46 09.28
89 VDBCoins 25.00% 29.90 29.90 08.93
90 kgzpop 29.17% 64.78 64.78 08.39
91 Buffalos Set #2 30.56% 42.37 42.37 07.92
92 romanose05 15.28% 54.50 54.50 07.84
93 A Little Bit of Pepper YN 23.61% 59.26 59.26 07.46
94 hcv1116 26.39% 64.73 64.73 06.99
95 The R. S. Gore Collection 18.06% 64.96 64.96 06.54
96 buffs for nuttin 12.50% 36.61 36.61 06.45
97 Terry's Buffalo Herd 25.00% 64.94 64.94 06.31
98 ajia 33.33% 23.81 23.81 06.25
99 la662 13.89% 56.07 56.07 05.65
100 Donald K. Warner 16.67% 65.33 65.33 05.64
101 STEVEK 15.28% 31.74 31.74 04.79
102 mlh1946 NEW 8.33% 48.78 48.78 04.74
103 Shmalexander 9.72% 45.21 45.21 04.72
104 Raymond Collection 16.67% 31.73 31.73 04.56
105 wjparky 9.72% 62.90 62.90 04.53
106 Tye 13.89% 65.19 65.19 03.75
Tye
107 The Sandoval Collection 11.11% 54.74 54.74 03.74
108 cross1942 15.28% 64.88 64.88 03.73
109 Vinny Kid 58.33% 5.99 5.99 03.30
110 The Graydon Collection 15.28% 65.00 65.00 03.04
111 A. R. S. Collection 12.50% 37.36 37.36 02.96
112 wcordery 11.11% 66.17 66.17 02.86
113 For my boys II 5.56% 37.28 37.28 02.15
114 delmolino 4.17% 65.00 65.00 01.64
115 Lbonser 5.56% 26.67 26.67 01.44
116 Buffalo Nickels 5.56% 64.60 64.60 01.16
117 j.2025xteamkost 2.78% 65.33 65.33 00.71
118 Numerius Negidius 1.39% 65.00 65.00 00.47
119 Harry Behemoth 1.39% 6.00 6.00 00.13