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

Number of
Required Items
20
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
69.774

This series popular with collectors even though there is a major stopper in the set with the 1867 Rays. 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.

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

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete % DCAM GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Just Having Fun with Shield Nickels Proof HOF 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 100.00% 20.00% 67.89 R 68.44 68.44
2 D. L. Hansen Shield Nickels Proof Collection 2019 2020 100.00% 20.00% 67.81 68.13 68.13
DLH
3 Great Plains Enterprises 100.00% 0.00% 67.52 R 67.71 67.71
GPE
4 The Law Collection Proof Shield Nickel Set 100.00% 5.00% 67.26 R 67.26 67.26
5 D. L. Hansen Shield Nickels Proof 100.00% 10.00% 67.05 67.05 67.05
DLH

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete % DCAM GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen Shield Nickels Proof Collection 2019 2020 100.00% 20.00% 67.81 68.13 68.13
DLH
2 D. L. Hansen Shield Nickels Proof 100.00% 10.00% 67.05 67.05 67.05
DLH
3 BLESSINGS 100.00% 0.00% 66.87 66.87 66.87
4 Gerald R. Forsythe Collections 95.00% 15.79% 67.77 68.30 66.10
5 Liberty Collection 100.00% 0.00% 65.90 65.90 65.90
6 Driftwood Shield Nickel Proof set 100.00% 0.00% 65.61 65.61 65.61
7 Jim's 95.00% 0.00% 67.07 67.27 65.10
8 chugum 100.00% 0.00% 64.10 64.10 64.10
9 KCV MV Prf Shield 100.00% 0.00% 53.87 53.87 53.87
10 ritzfam 85.00% 0.00% 66.45 66.45 40.73
11 lostmountainman 85.00% 0.00% 64.74 64.74 39.68
12 GC 55.00% 0.00% 64.00 64.00 33.03
13 laxdive 65.00% 0.00% 66.37 66.37 32.11
14 tvshockley 50.00% 0.00% 65.29 65.29 29.48
15 Morrow's Shield Nickels 15.00% 0.00% 64.80 64.80 10.45
16 mtitamu 25.00% 0.00% 64.00 64.00 10.32
17 Seeing Double 10.00% 0.00% 64.00 64.00 06.19