Five Cent Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1866-present)

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
2 The Trzaska Collection 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 100.00% R 67.67 67.67
3 kazman54 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

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Current Finest

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
2 kazman54 2012 100.00% 67.58 67.58
3 Junge13 100.00% 67.50 67.50
4 KCV Nickels Cir 100.00% 67.47 67.47
5 Robert N Lockey 100.00% 67.17 67.17
6 MrMitosis 100.00% 66.94 66.94
7 lostmountainman 100.00% 66.58 66.58
8 Parry Collection 100.00% 66.25 66.25
9 CCcoiner 100.00% 66.00 66.00
10 tigervet 100.00% 65.94 65.94
11 JBC 100.00% 65.92 65.92
12 Bear Creek Collection 2011 100.00% 65.89 65.89
13 supamonk 100.00% 65.86 65.86
14 Pocket Change 100.00% 65.31 65.31
15 The Old North State Collection (Circulation Strikes Only) 100.00% 64.94 64.94
16 chills909 100.00% 64.72 64.72
17 ja29379 100.00% 64.03 64.03
18 The Hoosier Collection 100.00% 63.83 63.83
19 Greenbrier River Collection 90.00% 66.85 63.14
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20 Ravioli 100.00% 63.11 63.11
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