Buffalo Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1913-1938)

Number of
Required Items
72
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.519
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. The challenge in the Basic set consists of most of the "S" mints struck between 1915 and 1928. In particular, the 1926 is a very tough coin in high grade. Strike is a problem on many of these, and getting a sharp and lustrous top grade example is very difficult. In the proof issues, we are dealing with low mintage coins, and that means there's a challenge in the air for even the most well-heeled collector. Mintages range from 600 for the key 1916 to 5,769 for the final issued of 1937. Though there are some tough coins, this series is now and forever a favorite of collectors.

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

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 FORSYTHEG 2019 2020 UPDATED 100.00% 67.09 67.92 67.92
2 D. L. Hansen Buffalo Nickel Circulation & Proof 2018 UPDATED 100.00% 66.71 66.96 66.96
DLH
3 D. L. Hansen Buffalo Nickels (2nd Set) UPDATED 100.00% 66.24 66.29 66.29
DLH
4 KCV Herd Cir/Proof 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 100.00% 66.11 66.11 66.11
5 Wineman 100.00% 64.31 64.31 64.31

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 FORSYTHEG 2019 2020 UPDATED 100.00% 67.09 67.92 67.92
2 D. L. Hansen Buffalo Nickel Circulation & Proof 2018 UPDATED 100.00% 66.71 66.96 66.96
DLH
3 D. L. Hansen Buffalo Nickels (2nd Set) UPDATED 100.00% 66.24 66.29 66.29
DLH
4 KCV Herd Cir/Proof 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 100.00% 66.11 66.11 66.11
5 Wineman 100.00% 64.31 64.31 64.31
6 chugum 2011 100.00% 64.00 64.00 64.00
7 fauxtog 97.22% 64.85 64.85 61.00
8 Yellowstone Collection 94.44% 66.21 66.32 59.30
9 lostmountainman 97.22% 55.89 55.89 52.57
10 Buffalo Hunter 94.44% 58.51 58.51 52.07
11 Goose's Buffalo's 88.89% 65.69 65.69 51.50
12 jeromemead72 80.56% 61.29 61.29 43.11
13 RickyRacer 88.89% 54.37 54.37 42.62
14 A2Buffalos 90.28% 51.32 51.32 41.53
15 lopezjohn 87.50% 44.86 44.86 34.97
16 BuffaloBrothersCoin 79.17% 45.19 45.19 32.36
17 Bryan's Set 51.39% 49.66 49.66 18.52
18 obxpond 48.61% 64.25 64.25 17.69
19 Eagleguy17 23.61% 65.40 65.40 17.46
20 The Gypsy Collection 30.56% 65.62 65.62 16.96

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