Shield Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1866-1883)

Number of
Required Items
39
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
69.170
Combining the Circulation and Proof strikes with major varieties gives us the comprehensive Shield Nickel set. The major challenge here will be the 1867 With Rays Proof. This is an extraordinarily rare coin, with an estimated survival of 60-70 pieces. The two proof-only dates of 1877 and 1878 will be modestly tough as will be the low mintage 1880 Circulation strike. Aside from these, this is a very completable set and provides just enough of a challenge to make it interesting.

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 D. L. Hansen. Shield Nickels Complete 2019 100.00% 67.16 67.45 67.45
2 Diana's Shield Nickels 100.00% 66.36 66.36 66.36
3 Gerald R. Forsythe Collections 97.44% 67.42 68.23 66.05
4 chugum 2011 2012 100.00% 63.96 63.96 63.96
5 The Gypsy Collection 94.87% 66.74 R 66.85 61.16

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen. Shield Nickels Complete 2019 100.00% 67.16 67.45 67.45
2 Diana's Shield Nickels 100.00% 66.36 66.36 66.36
3 Gerald R. Forsythe Collections 97.44% 67.42 68.23 66.05
4 chugum 2011 2012 100.00% 63.96 63.96 63.96
5 KCV MV Circ/Prf Shield 100.00% 60.22 60.22 60.22
6 SHIELD NICKELS 82.05% 63.58 63.58 50.73
7 lostmountainman 89.74% 61.53 61.53 48.44
8 Seeing Double 41.03% 59.88 59.88 16.56
9 Schwinck UPDATED 23.08% 61.80 61.80 06.57
10 Bear Creek Collection 12.82% 63.63 63.63 05.41
11 Spare Change YN 7.69% 62.83 62.83 04.01
12 jaenfield 10.26% 46.40 46.40 02.47
13 Numerius Negidius 2.56% 53.00 53.00 00.56