1913 Buffalo Nickel Type 1 On A Mound Image
1913 Buffalo Nickel Type 2 On A Plain Image
How To Identify Fake 3 Leg Buffalo Nickels
Use a magnifier or microscope to carefully examine a possible missing leg Buffalo. If you see fine lines, scratches or "rub" marks the coin may be altered, and not an authentic 3 Legged Buffalo. All examples should be submitted to a top tier grading company for grading, protection (that an airtight slab offers) and authentication. It's not advised that a collector buy raw examples of this variety or any variety without a reputable dealer's advice or slabbed in a top tier grading service holder.

One should also check for date and mint mark alterations, as these have been found. The only date and mints that are 3 Legged Buffalo Nickels is the 1937-D. The 1936-D is referred to as 3 1/2 legs, because some or half of the leg is missing, however, this is the most valuable of the two. Refer to our price list below.

What top tier grading service do we recommend?

Buy authenticated and graded 3 Legged Buffalo Nickels

SPECIFICATIONS:
Designer: James Earle Fraser

Diameter: 21.2 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Weight: 5 grams

Edge: Plain

Mint mark: None (for Philadelphia) on the reverse below FIVE CENTS.

Cherry Picker's List:

Keys, semi-keys, and varieties:

Variety 1
1913 On a mound
1913-D On a mound
1913-S On mound
Variety 2
1913 Plain ground
1913-D Plain ground
1913-S Plain ground
1914/3 Over Date
1914
1914-D
1914-S
1915
1915-D
1915-S
1916 Double Die Obverse
1917
1917-D
1917-S
1918-D 8/7 Over date PICTURE
1918-D
1918-S
1919-S
1919-D
1920-D
1920-S
1921
1921-S
1924-S
1925
1925-D
1925-S
1926-S
1926-D
1931-S
1935 Double Die Reverse
1936 Satin Proof
1936-D 3 and one half legs
1937-D 3 Legs PICTURE
1938-D
1938-D/D Repunched mint mark
1938-D/S Repunched mint mark

TYPE 1 "ON MOUND" (1913 ONLY)

Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions
TYPE II ON FLAT (PLAIN) GROUND (1913-1938)
BUFFALO NICKEL FIVE CENTS (1913-1938)
1937-D 3 Leg Buffalo Nickel Image
1937-D 3 LEGGED BUFFALO NICKEL
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