Shield Nickels Basic Set, Proof (1866-1883)

Number of
Required Items
18
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
70.229
Many of the coins in this set are found with a frosty appearance that is more characteristic of a business strike than a proof, but that's the way of nickel coinage in the 1870s and 1880s. Deeply reflective or frosty, this series is composed of an attractive and historic coin and that means popularity. The two toughies here will be the Proof-only dates of 1877 and 1878.

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 Gerald R. Forsythe Collections 2020 100.00% 68.21 68.88 68.88
2 JustHavingFun 2013 100.00% 68.19 R 68.65 68.65
3 D. L Hansen Shield Nickel Proof 2019 100.00% 68.06 68.23 68.23
DLH
4 The Gypsy Collection 100.00% 67.60 R 67.65 67.65
5 Blessings 100.00% 67.29 67.29 67.29

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Gerald R. Forsythe Collections 2020 100.00% 68.21 68.88 68.88
2 D. L Hansen Shield Nickel Proof 2019 100.00% 68.06 68.23 68.23
DLH
3 Blessings 100.00% 67.29 67.29 67.29
4 D. L. Hansen Shield Nickels Proof (1866-1883) 2nd Set 100.00% 67.15 67.15 67.15
DLH
5 Rob'sCoins 100.00% 66.71 66.71 66.71
6 KCV Prf Shield 100.00% 66.63 66.63 66.63
7 La Jolla Collection 2010 2011 100.00% 65.96 65.96 65.96
8 jkharber 100.00% 65.46 65.46 65.46
9 chugum 2009 100.00% 64.13 64.13 64.13
10 Manya Shields 77.78% 67.14 67.14 50.35
11 ritzfam 88.89% 66.47 66.47 49.85
12 lostmountainman 88.89% 64.72 64.72 48.54
13 laxdive 72.22% 66.37 66.37 41.48
14 tvshockley 55.56% 65.29 65.29 38.08
15 C Collins - Shield Nickels - Proof (1866-1883) 44.44% 62.82 62.82 28.79
16 sdmeyer2 44.44% 65.61 65.61 24.60
17 rsh442 27.78% 64.67 64.67 16.17
18 mtitamu 27.78% 64.00 64.00 13.33
19 AmericanTreasure909 Proof Shield Nickels 11.11% 66.67 66.67 08.33
20 LA shield nickels basic pr 11.11% 66.00 66.00 05.50

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