Five Cent Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1866-present) All-Time Finest List

Number of
Required Items
10
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.361

The humble "nickel" or five cent coin was born out of the silver and gold shortage during and after the Civil War. Nearly all precious metal coins were hoarded, and very few remained in circulation. This gave rise to several low denomination coins made from more base metals such as the copper two cent piece, and the nickel three and five cent pieces. Due to its larger size, the five cent nickel quickly supplanted the tiny half dime in circulation, and went on to become the workhorse of late 19th and early 20th century circulating money. While none of these coins will prove too difficult to acquire, the With Rays Shield Nickel of 1866-67 is the unquestioned key to this set.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen Five Cent Type Set (1866-present) 2018 2019 100.00% 68.00 68.00
DLH
2 The Trzaska Collection 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 100.00% R 67.67 67.67
3 Kazman54 - Five Cent Type Set, Circulation Strikes 2012 100.00% 67.58 67.58
4 Junge13 100.00% 67.50 67.50
5 KCV Nickels Cir 100.00% 67.47 67.47
6 Robert N Lockey 100.00% 67.17 67.17
7 MrMitosis 100.00% 67.03 67.03
8 lostmountainman 100.00% 66.58 66.58
9 Jackson Collection YN 100.00% R 66.33 66.33
10 Parry Collection 100.00% 66.25 66.25
11 CCcoiner 100.00% 66.00 66.00
12 tigervet 100.00% 65.94 65.94
13 JBC 100.00% 65.92 65.92
14 Bear Creek Collection 2011 100.00% 65.89 65.89
15 supamonk 100.00% 65.86 65.86
16 Pocket Change 100.00% 65.31 65.31
17 The Old North State Collection (Circulation Strikes Only) 100.00% 64.94 64.94
18 BigDave 100.00% R 64.72 64.72
18 chills909 100.00% 64.72 64.72
20 ja29379 100.00% 64.03 64.03
21 The Hoosier Collection 100.00% 63.83 63.83
22 Greenbrier River Collection 90.00% 67.44 63.69
tcc
23 Ravioli 100.00% 63.11 63.11
RPT
24 The Wydeven Collection 100.00% 62.78 62.78
25 The Trottier Collection 100.00% R 62.64 62.64
26 The Lilhuff Collection 100.00% R 62.56 62.56
27 Derek's 5¢ Type Set 100.00% 62.28 62.28
28 Nacnud65 100.00% 62.11 62.11
29 Mike's Five Cent Type Set II 90.00% 65.76 62.11
30 Variety Is The Spice Of Life (Five Cent Type Set) 100.00% R 61.83 61.83
30 melginn 100.00% 61.83 61.83
32 shsusa- 5C Type-Circ 1866- 90.00% 65.24 61.61
33 The Kankakee Collection 90.00% 65.21 61.58
34 thecarrios 90.00% 65.06 61.44
35 RickFortin's 5 cent types circulation 100.00% 61.31 61.31
36 MDF 5C 100.00% 61.00 61.00
37 houmadale 100.00% 60.97 60.97
38 R&R 5c type set 100.00% R 58.94 58.94
RT
39 Oakwood Collection 5c 100.00% 57.33 57.33
40 Miss Coco Puff's Five Cent Type Set, Circulation Strikes 100.00% 57.00 57.00
41 JB Crossley Collection 100.00% 56.78 56.78
42 Dennis Doeppenschmidt 90.00% R 67.07 55.89
DLD
42 MADELINE 90.00% 59.18 55.89
44 Lbonser 80.00% 62.44 55.50
45 LASHAP 70.00% 66.47 55.39
46 OHNS1265 80.00% 61.69 54.83
47 geraldzim 70.00% 65.30 54.42
48 schmitz7 70.00% 66.32 51.58
49 emptypockets 90.00% 66.29 51.56
50 Mojavewanderer 90.00% 65.57 51.00
51 Carl Buckner Collection 100.00% 50.28 50.28
52 AJBRAMI 90.00% 64.21 49.94
53 khoward132 90.00% 63.86 49.67
54 Ryan “RT” Thompson 100.00% 49.50 49.50
55 stargazer1 70.00% 59.00 49.17
56 LNCS Five Cent Type Set 90.00% 63.00 49.00
57 The Celebrant Five Cent Type Set, Circulation 100.00% 48.28 48.28
58 jbwcpa 70.00% 57.20 47.67
59 lopezjohn Five Cent Types 90.00% 47.41 44.78
60 statisto 80.00% 61.96 44.75
61 Cen-Cal 80.00% 60.62 43.78
62 Mansco Perry Collection - Phase II 70.00% 65.25 43.50
63 mayflower 70.00% 64.42 42.94
64 JW's MS Nickels 80.00% 67.73 41.39
65 jratch 80.00% 56.88 41.08
66 clackamas 70.00% 66.73 40.78
67 The Still Waters Collection 70.00% 66.45 40.61
68 RS78717 80.00% 66.36 40.56
69 Buddio 70.00% 65.82 40.22
70 Aspie-Rocco Nickel Type 90.00% 50.36 39.17
71 Mike's 5 cent type set 100.00% 39.00 39.00
72 Numerius Negidius 60.00% 61.09 37.33
73 TD2 MS Five Cent Type 70.00% 67.00 37.22
74 PFerguson70 70.00% 66.70 37.06
75 Shield Nickel 70.00% 44.13 36.78
76 Oakes 5 Cent Type Set 50.00% 65.75 36.53
77 j.2025xteamkost 60.00% 65.00 32.50
78 Jeffbrown 50.00% 63.94 31.97
79 asinfrank 40.00% 62.44 31.22
80 XWR25 70.00% 60.22 30.11
81 Nickel Circ Strikes 70.00% 67.25 29.89
82 The Architect Collection 50.00% 66.75 29.67
83 thelemite 50.00% 66.63 29.61
84 pfboris01 60.00% 66.38 29.50
85 Stimson Collection - Five Cent Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1866-present) 70.00% 66.25 29.44
86 alr007 50.00% 64.75 28.78
87 Dave Ernst 60.00% 57.44 28.72
88 delmolino 50.00% 62.50 27.78
89 TigersFan 60.00% 49.50 27.50
90 BowerCollection 60.00% 61.38 27.28
90 Luminous 60.00% 49.10 27.28
92 MBirchman 50.00% 60.00 26.67
93 gold2010 40.00% 66.50 25.86
94 Halfback 50.00% 67.50 22.50
95 Daniel R Brown 50.00% 65.67 21.89
96 Vinny Kid 70.00% 31.75 21.17
97 djmcq2002 40.00% 48.86 19.00
98 ApexCollecting.com 50.00% 48.29 18.78
99 Timmy31m UPDATED 50.00% 66.80 18.56
100 Granville 40.00% 66.40 18.44
101 jmm483 40.00% 66.20 18.39
102 jmb063 40.00% 66.00 18.33
103 dlwtrapper 30.00% 64.40 17.89
104 CoinGuy1859 30.00% 64.20 17.83
105 Dasboot72 30.00% 64.00 17.78
106 jtabie 30.00% 62.40 17.33
107 jettatart 40.00% 49.67 16.56
108 Coinhunter 40.00% 37.00 16.44
109 20Nascar24 40.00% 69.25 15.39
110 mayflower (2) 50.00% 30.11 15.06
111 jlzappin 40.00% 67.63 15.03
112 Bugman512 30.00% 67.63 15.03
113 obxpond 30.00% 66.00 14.67
114 ztrow151 50.00% 37.57 14.61
115 bojm 40.00% 65.00 14.44
116 njf 30.00% 63.50 14.11
njf
117 wolferdan 40.00% 63.25 14.06
118 4 for 10 on the 5’s 40.00% 41.17 13.72
119 Michel Curi II Collection 40.00% 38.33 12.78
120 clackamas (2) 30.00% 69.67 11.61
121 Enfield Collection 30.00% 69.33 11.56
122 thatcoinguy 30.00% 68.00 11.33
122 Type Set: Five Cents 1866- (Circulation) 30.00% 68.00 11.33
MCo
124 The J.J. Wilson Collection 30.00% 67.67 11.28
124 5-Cent Circulation 30.00% 67.67 11.28
126 Steve A 40.00% 33.50 11.17
127 Spencer Collection Five Cent Type Set 30.00% 67.00 11.17
128 Brian Jones Collection 30.00% 66.67 11.11
128 bopiy 30.00% 66.67 11.11
130 z1excaliber 30.00% 65.00 10.83
131 Pippy361 30.00% 64.00 10.67
132 MatthewKable 10.00% 64.00 10.67
133 Spencer Collection Five Cent Type Set #2 30.00% 54.00 09.00
134 pvtulisov 30.00% 46.33 07.72
135 mwyneski 20.00% 68.50 07.61
136 yountfan74 20.00% 68.00 07.56
137 agandaucollector 20.00% 66.50 07.39
138 jdgomberg 30.00% 44.00 07.33
139 cszody 20.00% 66.00 07.33
140 bojm (2) 30.00% 43.67 07.28
141 mthomson 20.00% 65.00 07.22
142 kaplanj5 20.00% 57.00 06.33
143 hayleyh5 10.00% 71.00 03.94
144 Robthebuilder11 10.00% 68.50 03.81
145 USMC Collection 10.00% 68.00 03.78
146 NSC1992 10.00% 67.00 03.72
146 aeryk_cerin (2) UPDATED 10.00% 67.00 03.72
148 1 The RJ 10.00% 65.00 03.61
148 chrshadil 10.00% 65.00 03.61
148 Rotorhead Silver 10.00% 65.00 03.61
151 dpatrick1966 10.00% 64.00 03.56
152 Thomas Paine 1776 10.00% 63.00 03.50
153 Hawkeye6888 10.00% 15.00 03.33
154 Walinono 30.00% 10.80 03.00
155 mcarskaddon (2) 10.00% 53.00 02.94
156 samflanigan 10.00% 6.00 00.33