Three Cent Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1865-1889) All-Time Finest List

Number of
Required Items
22
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.670

The three cent nickel is a popular 19th century set, but most sets are put together in proof, with the circulation strikes being somewhat overlooked. This set is a great challenge, as there are numerous problems with poor strikes, subdued luster, heavily clashed dies and other negative characteristics. A complete set of gem quality is a challenge, indeed!

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 tompet38 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 66.98 67.86 67.86
2 The Law Collection of Three Cent Nickels. HOF 2006 2007 2008 100.00% 66.80 R 67.27 67.27
3 Bruce Scher/Legend Numismatics HOF 2002 2003 2004 100.00% 66.77 R 67.25 67.25
4 D. L. Hansen Three Cent Nickel Basic Set 100.00% 66.67 67.03 67.03
DLH
5 Lyons New York 100.00% 66.43 R 66.86 66.86
6 B. Yandell 2013 2014 100.00% 65.57 65.57 65.57
7 Dakota 2009 2010 2011 2012 100.00% 64.50 64.50 64.50
8 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 64.30 R 64.34 64.34
9 chugum 100.00% 64.00 64.00 64.00
10 Driftwood Liberty head three cent nickel mint set 95.45% 65.62 65.62 58.16
11 George's Legacy 95.45% 57.08 R 57.08 54.49
12 flyarmy59 MS 3cN 90.91% 57.96 57.96 51.38
13 The DS Collection 95.45% 53.44 53.44 47.36
14 lostmountainman 95.45% 54.39 54.39 46.98
15 McKown Collection 95.45% 54.11 54.11 46.73
16 Robert N Lockey 81.82% 63.00 63.00 37.23
17 Rush Family Collection 68.18% 65.57 65.57 34.27
18 Robinette Collection 72.73% 64.14 64.14 30.61
19 R Castelino 40.91% 66.21 66.21 25.58
20 Tom's Basic 3CN Set 40.91% 37.93 37.93 25.00
21 Bigbrushy-120 68.18% 46.00 46.00 24.05
22 The Kaye Collection 50.00% 55.44 55.44 20.16
23 TigersFan 50.00% 42.25 42.25 15.36
24 jmallinson 36.36% 62.80 62.80 14.27
25 ChrisPayne 22.73% 62.89 62.89 12.86
26 RickFortin's Three cent nickels basic set 27.27% 61.75 61.75 11.23
27 The Kankakee Collection 18.18% 61.86 61.86 09.84
28 Tonysal 27.27% 63.00 63.00 08.59
29 The Durdik Family Trust Three Cent Nickels Collection 27.27% 59.17 59.17 08.07
30 shsusa - 3CN Basic Circ Set 1865-89 27.27% 54.08 54.08 07.38
31 Schwinck 18.18% 52.00 52.00 05.91
32 MADELINE 13.64% 48.60 48.60 05.52
33 Ryan795 3C Nickels 22.73% 44.40 44.40 05.05
34 Dawn's Three Cent Nickel Basic Set 13.64% 42.00 42.00 04.77
35 LA three cent nickel circ 18.18% 32.25 32.25 02.93
36 Vinny Kid 22.73% 21.20 21.20 02.41
37 Norbs Three Cent Nickels Basic Set 13.64% 30.00 30.00 02.05
38 jaenfield 4.55% 64.00 64.00 01.45
39 gibsport 4.55% 55.00 55.00 01.25