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

Number of
Required Items
72
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
67.818
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.

Current Finest

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 2020 100.00% 66.12 66.65 66.65
2 D. L. Hansen. Buffalo Nickel 2020 UPDATED 100.00% 65.25 65.53 65.53
DLH
3 Cuyuna 100.00% 64.62 64.74 64.74
4 KCV Herd Maj. Varieties 100.00% 64.37 64.37 64.37
5 D. L. Hansen Buffalo Nickels (2nd Set) UPDATED 100.00% 63.73 63.76 63.76
DLH
6 todd 98.61% 64.97 65.07 63.67
7 FORSYTHEG 97.22% 66.58 67.47 62.86
8 Bubba's Buffalos 100.00% 62.37 62.39 62.39
9 Redfisharmy Buffs 98.61% 64.26 64.26 62.18
10 Great Basin Collection 100.00% 61.71 61.71 61.71
11 Goose's Buffalo's 97.22% 64.98 64.98 60.31
12 Driftwood Buffalo Nickel Set 2005 2007 95.83% 64.40 64.40 58.60
13 Wineman 100.00% 58.33 58.33 58.33
14 CoolKarma's Full Buffalo set 100.00% 58.25 58.25 58.25
15 sidchan 98.61% 58.66 58.66 56.55
16 Yellowstone Collection 93.06% 66.04 66.17 55.46
17 The DS Collection 98.61% 54.89 54.89 54.70
18 SJO 97.22% 58.73 58.73 54.51
SJO
19 jcth Buffalos 93.06% 64.79 64.79 54.30
20 chugum 94.44% 61.78 61.78 54.00
21 Pittsburgh Coin Collector 95.83% 58.81 58.81 53.10
22 Saskatchewan Tatanka-Iyotanka Variety 5C 91.67% 64.16 64.16 52.16
23 Mel's Buffalo Nickels 98.61% 50.67 50.67 49.22
24 Buffalo Nickels by Alzvette 95.83% 54.25 54.25 49.18
25 Buffalo Hunter 95.83% 54.28 54.28 48.81
26 M J Hess Collections, Buffalo Nickel Set 97.22% 50.27 50.27 48.10
27 KozMc Buffs 93.06% 57.05 57.05 48.02
28 Little Blue River Herd 76.39% 63.01 63.01 47.37
29 lostmountainman 95.83% 51.13 51.13 46.16
30 The Wydeven Collection 98.61% 47.40 47.40 45.69
31 A2Buffaloes UPDATED 95.83% 48.92 48.92 44.17
32 The Durdik Family Trust Buffalo Nickels with Varieties Collection 91.67% 48.03 48.03 40.60
33 The BMC Buffalo Herd 80.56% 48.52 48.52 39.79
34 mjplays 76.39% 63.70 63.70 36.66
35 The Kaye Collection 94.44% 42.18 42.18 36.56
36 lopezjohn 87.50% 42.10 42.10 34.68
37 Ozark's Thundering Herd 3 68.06% 56.67 56.67 33.84
38 fredbergmanbuffalos 94.44% 37.11 37.11 33.51
39 BuffaloBrothersCoin 81.94% 42.13 42.13 33.19
40 Omega Jim Buffalo Nickels 51.39% 62.91 62.91 31.23
41 musky513 UPDATED 47.22% 54.75 54.75 26.19
42 Bryan's Set 56.94% 49.36 49.36 25.21
43 Tom's Spare Change Buffalos 62.50% 40.38 40.38 23.09
44 wjparky 52.78% 45.69 45.69 22.85
45 ddt oregon Buffalo 31.94% 55.88 55.88 20.50
46 rick's half dollars 68.06% 30.52 30.52 20.20
47 obxpond 51.39% 64.20 64.20 19.86
48 mrbigglesworth_2 41.67% 53.75 53.75 19.72
49 Deegm 37.50% 65.43 65.43 17.89
50 George's Beautiful Buffalos 50.00% 58.36 58.36 17.01
51 CHO10 Buffalo Nickels w/varieties 41.67% 54.78 54.78 16.75
52 Steve's Buffalo Herd 47.22% 45.46 45.46 16.51
53 BZcoin 52.78% 42.24 42.24 16.41
54 Golden Collection Registry 36.11% 63.08 63.08 15.43
55 jmallinson 47.22% 56.70 56.70 14.48
56 shsusa - Buff 5C w-MajVar Circ 43.06% 61.40 61.40 14.36
57 Melvin D. Souza 27.78% 64.85 64.85 14.00
58 JohnM 41.67% 64.13 64.13 13.84
59 alr007 40.28% 43.52 43.52 13.46
60 *OttoFlynt 3/20 C A 40.28% 63.95 63.95 13.34
61 mepaglet 37.50% 63.86 63.86 13.32
62 ErasmusHall 34.72% 65.57 65.57 12.97
63 Miguel's Bisons 36.11% 40.07 40.07 12.97
64 Black Heron Buffalos 43.06% 41.45 41.45 12.82
65 The Great Plains Collection 37.50% 60.60 60.60 12.64
66 Southern Mountain 22.22% 64.18 64.18 12.24
67 Bear Creek Collection 31.94% 64.67 64.67 11.86
68 Walt Ughes 29.17% 50.52 50.52 10.90
69 blake.j.lanning 34.72% 57.04 57.04 10.67
70 Cen-Cal 29.17% 62.11 62.11 10.50
71 Rubyred 25.00% 62.83 62.83 10.17
72 Jesh 29.17% 64.41 64.41 09.27
73 kgzpop 29.17% 64.78 64.78 08.39
74 Buffalos Set #2 30.56% 42.37 42.37 07.92
75 romanose05 15.28% 54.50 54.50 07.84
76 A Little Bit of Pepper YN 23.61% 59.26 59.26 07.46
77 hcv1116 26.39% 64.73 64.73 06.99
78 ForMyKids 25.00% 27.82 27.82 06.81
79 The R. S. Gore Collection 18.06% 64.96 64.96 06.54
80 buffs for nuttin 12.50% 36.61 36.61 06.45
81 Terry's Buffalo Herd 25.00% 64.94 64.94 06.31
82 ajia 33.33% 23.81 23.81 06.25
83 jaenfield 16.67% 34.00 34.00 05.99
84 la662 15.28% 42.37 42.37 05.79
85 Donald K. Warner 16.67% 65.33 65.33 05.64
86 ronnie 16.67% 65.50 65.50 05.42
87 Roamin' Buffs 20.83% 64.48 64.48 05.33
88 STEVEK 15.28% 31.74 31.74 04.79
89 Raymond Collection 16.67% 31.73 31.73 04.56
90 ckhowell 19.44% 66.05 66.05 04.51
91 Tye 13.89% 65.19 65.19 03.75
Tye
92 The Sandoval Collection 11.11% 54.74 54.74 03.74
93 cross1942 15.28% 64.88 64.88 03.73
94 Vinny Kid 59.72% 5.96 5.96 03.34
95 Bscoincollector 9.72% 18.82 18.82 03.05
96 The Graydon Collection 15.28% 65.00 65.00 03.04
97 Lbonser 9.72% 33.56 33.56 03.02
98 A. R. S. Collection 12.50% 37.36 37.36 02.96
99 wcordery 11.11% 66.17 66.17 02.86
100 Larry’s New Major Variety Buffalo Nickels NEW 5.56% 41.47 41.47 02.54
101 Halfback 6.94% 41.86 41.86 02.11
102 Numerius Negidius 5.56% 42.33 42.33 01.83
103 LJH Buffalo 5c Nickel Variety Set 1.39% 40.00 40.00 01.01
104 TurTLe's Buffalo Nickels 5.56% 65.00 65.00 00.94
105 ndiaz55 2.78% 66.33 66.33 00.72
106 VDBCoins 2.78% 66.00 66.00 00.71