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

Number of
Required Items
20
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
67.763
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
1 Greenbrier River Collection 2015 2016 2017 2018 100.00% 66.51 R 67.70 67.70
2 D. L. Hansen 100.00% 65.75 66.07 66.07
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
1 D. L. Hansen 100.00% 65.75 66.07 66.07
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 chugum 100.00% 63.63 63.63 63.63
4 Driftwood Shield Five Cent Mint Set 95.00% 65.14 65.24 63.53
5 The Gypsy Collection 90.00% 65.75 66.12 52.20
6 Weintraub's Shield Nickel Collection 90.00% 62.48 62.48 49.33
7 CCcoiner 95.00% 55.53 55.53 46.76
8 My Shield Nickels 100.00% 45.79 45.79 45.79
9 lostmountainman 90.00% 54.11 54.11 39.87
10 Seeing Double 75.00% 56.73 56.73 32.84
11 Robert N Lockey UPDATED 65.00% 62.00 62.00 31.00
12 The Zingery's Shield collection 70.00% 50.19 50.19 27.74
13 Oregon_Kevin 65.00% 38.38 38.38 26.26
14 Bear Creek Collection 25.00% 63.57 63.57 11.71
15 tvshockley 30.00% 65.00 65.00 10.26
16 jaenfield 20.00% 46.40 46.40 06.11
17 november1658 15.00% 64.00 64.00 05.05
18 MWM9214 15.00% 51.00 51.00 04.03
19 The Durdik Family Trust Shield Nickels with Varieties, Circulation Strikes Collection 10.00% 54.00 54.00 02.84
20 ajia 20.00% 24.25 24.25 02.55

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