Shield Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1866-1883)

Number of
Required Items
20
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
67.750
Hey, let's put this set together! This is the first nickel five-cent coin, and the series contains two major types, the 1866-67 Rays and the 1867-83 No Rays. This series is filled with "problem" coins, as the 1867 Rays is almost always poorly struck and many issues have planchet problems and/or poor luster. Including the major varieties adds three coins to the Basic Set. The 1866/1866 doubled date, the open and closed "3" varieties of the 1873 and finally the 1883/2 overdate that concludes the series. None of these varieties are extremely difficult, but the overdate will be the toughest of the three.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Greenbrier River Collection 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 66.51 R 67.64 67.64
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2 D. L. Hansen Shield Nickel with Major Varieties Collection 2020 2021 2022 100.00% 65.95 66.45 66.45
DLH
3 Mitch Green Variety Set 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 2013 10 2014 100.00% 65.71 65.79 65.79
4 The James E. Blake Collection 100.00% 65.00 R 65.00 65.00
5 Sunnywood II MS Shield Nickels 2003 100.00% 64.66 R 64.84 64.84

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen Shield Nickel with Major Varieties Collection 2020 2021 2022 100.00% 65.95 66.45 66.45
DLH
2 Mitch Green Variety Set 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 2013 10 2014 100.00% 65.71 65.79 65.79
3 KCV MV Circ Shield 2014 100.00% 64.58 64.58 64.58
4 chugum 100.00% 63.63 63.63 63.63
5 Driftwood Shield Five Cent Mint Set 95.00% 65.14 65.24 63.53
6 The Greenbrier River Collection II 95.00% 65.99 66.51 59.51
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7 D. L. Hansen Shield Nickel with Major Varieties (2nd Set) UPDATED 90.00% 65.48 65.52 56.89
DLH
8 lostmountainman 100.00% 53.43 53.43 53.43
9 Weintraub's Shield Nickel Collection 90.00% 63.27 63.30 49.97
10 My Shield Nickels 100.00% 47.24 47.24 47.24
11 CCcoiner 95.00% 55.53 55.53 46.76
12 Robert N Lockey 85.00% 63.92 63.92 40.37
13 Andy Hansen 75.00% 61.78 61.96 37.50
14 Seeing Double 75.00% 56.73 56.73 32.84
15 The Zingery's Shield collection 70.00% 59.14 59.14 32.68
16 long3218 50.00% 61.23 61.23 20.95
17 The Trzaska Collection 20.00% 64.55 64.91 18.79
18 tvshockley 30.00% 65.00 65.00 10.26
19 Bear Creek Collection 20.00% 63.50 63.50 10.03
20 pat4president1996 UPDATED 20.00% 55.75 55.75 05.87

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