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Buffalo Nickel Value

Buffalo Nickel Value

Buffalo Nickel Type 2 (On A Plain) Reverse Mint State (MS)

Buffalo Nickel Value

1913 Buffalo Nickel Type 1 Reverse (On A Mound)

Mint state and key date listed Buffalo Nickel values is for graded, certified and authenticated coins in PCGS or NGC holders. The rest are a sample of raw coin sell but this is not a guarantee your coin with the same date, mint, grade and holder will sell for this exact value.

Buffalo Nickel value by date and mint:

Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
G
VG
F
VF
EF
AU
MS63
MS65
PR63
PR65
Type I “On A Mound”
1913-P
30,992,000
$10
$14
$16
$18
$23
$30
$55
$131
$1352
$2875
1913-D
5,337,000
$13
$21
$24
$32
$35
$53
$79
$354
1913-S
2,105,000
$40
$45
$47
$49
$55
$85
$140
$689
1913
29,857,186
$9
$12
$14
$16
$21
$28
$52
$264
$1188
$1782
1913-D
4,156,000
$74
$97
$116
$130
$149
$204
$309
$1710
1913-S
1,209,000
$228
$281
$320
$352
$462
$581
$1006
$3406
1914
20,664,463
$18
$21
$25
$31
$34
$46
$83
$366
$1165
$1782
1914/3 Over Date
Inc. above
$283
$432
$652
$764
$1494
$3737
$18400
1914-D
3,912,000
$58
$87
$108
$135
$247
$308
$549
$1192
1914-S
3,470,000
$24
$39
$47
$52
$91
$144
$316
$1624
1915
20,986,220
$5
$9
$11
$14
$27
$52
$75
$317
$885
$1589
1915-D
7,569,000
$18
$31
$44
$62
$105
$178
$289
$1380
1915-S
1,505,000
$45
$59
$82
$156
$245
$407
$820
$2386
1916
63,497,466
$5
$8
$9
$11
$16
$39
$86
$267
$1575
$3363
1916 Double Die Obv
Inc. above
$3612
$6420
$8875
$13512
$20843
$30331
$160000
1916-D
13,333,000
$15
$28
$31
$42
$68
$107
$213
$1523
1916-S
11,860,000
$13
$15
$21
$35
$56
$126
$215
$1490
1917
51,424,019
$6
$8
$9
$11
$18
$39
$135
$557
1917-D
9,910,000
$16
$32
$51
$59
$144
$245
$640
$2210
1917-S
4,193,000
$21
$40
$63
$109
$169
$430
$1374
$3599
1918
32,086,314
$5
$7
$10
$18
$37
$91
$232
$1221
1918-D
8,362,000
$22
$33
$43
$125
$192
$397
$837
$3080
1918-D 8/7 Over Date
Inc. above
$905
$1624
$2343
$5066
$7474
$17393
$44319
$224250
1918-S
4,882,000
$15
$28
$52
$91
$136
$369
$1978
$14837
1919
60,868,000
$2
$3
$4
$9
$17
$45
$91
$404
1919-D
8,006,000
$16
$34
$50
$113
$212
$363
$1495
$5498
1919-S
7,521,000
$8
$23
$54
$94
$224
$374
$1643
$11068
1920
63,093,000
$1.50
$2.5
$3
$9
$18
$58
$124
$567
1920-D
9,418,000
$9
$19
$46
$98
$180
$366
$1028
$4240
1920-S
9,689,000
$5
$12
$21
$76
$155
$282
$1849
$11931
1921
10,663,000
$4
$7
$10
$27
$53
$95
$253
$660
1921-S
1,557,000
$59
$74
$123
$292
$977
$1308
$2875
$6024
1923
35,715,000
$1.50
$3
$5
$7
$19
$55
$122
$611
1923-S
6,142,000
$7
$12
$32
$126
$229
$352
$747
$5513
1924
21,620,000
$1.25
$2
$4
$10
$25
$82
$167
$513
1924-D
  5,258,000
$8
$14
$36
$93
$167
$330
$739
$3358
1924-S
1,437,000
$17
$30
$72
$242
$883
$1480
$3201
$6899
1925
35,565,100
$2
$3
$4
$10
$23
$55
$94
$337
1925-D
4,450,000
$9
$21
$39
$75
$155
$335
$768
$3737
1925-S
6,256,000
$4
$10
$22
$103
$166
$354
$1437
$18055
1926
44,693,000
$1
$2
$3
$7
$10
$33
$55
$224
1926-D
5,638,000
$10
$17
$29
$96
$172
$284
$459
$3852
1926-S
970,000
$22
$46
$110
$265
$869
$4197
$8337
$45490
1927
37,981,000
$1
$1.5
$2
$4
$12
$33
$78
$291
1927-D
5,730,000
$2
$6
$11
$38
$67
$128
$334
$6267
1927-S
3,430,000
$1.50
$3
$6
$38
$116
$209
$1874
$9925
1928
23,411,000
$1
$2
$3
$6
$15
$39
$52
$238
1928-D
6,436,000
$1.50
$3
$4
$17
$42
$58
$91
$484
1928-S
6,936,000
$1.50
$2.50
$4
$12
$44
$217
$495
$2774
1929
36,446,000
$1
$1.50
$3
$5
$14
$20
$61
$249
1929-D
8,370,000
$1
$2
$3
$9
$35
$48
$104
$920
1929-S
7,754,000
$1
$1.50
$3
$5
$18
$32
$85
$338
1930
22,849,000
$1
$1.50
$2.50
$5
$12
$29
$53
$186
1930-S
5,435,000
$1
$1.50
$3
$5
$14
$37
$112
$334
1931-S
1,200,000
$14
$18
$20
$24
$31
$44
$86
$276
1934
20,213,003
$1
$1.50
$3
$5
$12
$19
$47
$253
1934-D
7,480,000
$1.50
$3
$5
$11
$23
$54
$86
$425
1935
58,264,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$3
$5
$18
$33
$80
1935 Double Die Rev
Inc. above
$42
$67
$91
$301
$580
$1667
$5462
$25300
1935-D
12,092,000
$1
$1.50
$3
$8
$21
$47
$72
$184
1935-S
10,300,000
$1
$1.50
$3
$5
$7
$23
$57
$186
1936
118,997,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$3
$4
$13
$32
$54
1936-D
24,814,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$4
$5
$15
$32
$94
1936-D 3 1/2 Legs
Inc. above
$1175
$1423
$1710
$3334
$4504
1936-S
14,930,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$3
$7
$22
$31
$89
1936 Satin Proof
$976
$1408
1936 Brilliant Proof
$834
$1911
1937
79,480,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$3
$4
$9
$23
$50
$1106
$1311
1937-D
17,826,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$3
$5
$10
$26
$45
Inc. above
$356
$528
$617
$646
$779
$1214
$5246
$32631
1937-S
5,635,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$3
$4
$12
$27
$52
1938-D
7,020,000
$3
$6
$8
$9
$13
$16
$19
$43
1938-D/D (RPM)
Inc. above
$9
$13
$14
$16
$18
$32
$38
$74
1938-D/S (RPM)
Inc. above
$5
$8
$11
$15
$21
$42
$52
$143

Buffalo Nickel Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

As popular as this coin series is the value for most Buffalo Nickels is .25 cents and up, since most dates are common; and many found have no dates or partial dates. So a Buffalo Nickel value is highest when the coin has a full date and no damage or uncleaned. It seems this series is plagued with coins that have scratches and a scratch will decrease the value.

You have two different reverse types for Buffalo Nickels, one is called “On A Mound” Type 1 and “On A Plane” Type 2 with the Type 1 is dated 1913 only and all three mints struck this type. (If you see a no date Buffalo Nickel and the reverse is Type 1 then it’s dated 1913). The 1913-S Type 1 is most rare and value starts at $50.

The 1913-S Type 2 is the key date based on mintage alone and value begins at $300. 1913 through 1918 are decent dates even in the lowest grades, and so are D (Denver) and S (San Francisco) mint mark coins from 1919 through 1926, these better dates start their value at $10 to $20 each. The 1921-S is a semi-key date and value starts at $60.

Proofs were minted in the years 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1935, 1936, 1937 and a Special Proof dated 1927 with the FIVE CENTS in a recess. Buffalo Nickel value for proofs begins $700 but the 1927 SP is worth $50,0000 and up.

Grade – Condition:

As stated before condition is important and coins with full dates, and full horns bring the most premium and obviously key dates rise in value more than common dates as the grade increases. However these coins, of any date, start to become rare in AU (About Uncirculated) and MS (Mint State examples are even more rare.

You can’t buy a Buffalo Nickel in MS condition for less than $50 and most go well over $100, and this stands to reason since most Buffalo Nickels are found worn, scratched and with only part of their dates showing.

Buffalo Nickel Restored Date Value

Buffalo Nickel Value G4

G4 Buffalo Nickel

Varieties:

Buffalo Nickels are most famous for their valuable varieties and most notable and well known is the 1937-D Three Leg that’s has a beginning value of $350, but this is not the most valuable Buffalo Nickel variety; the 1916 DDO (Doubled Die Obverse) holds that title with a beginning value of $3,000+, depending on if the coin is certified or not.

You also have the 1914/3 Over Date, 1918/7-D Over Date, 1936-D 3 1/2 Legs and a few more minor varieties to look for; I recommend buying the Cherry Picker’s Guide and visiting sites like CONECA to learn different varieties not listed here.

Related Links: Buffalo Nickel Grading GuideBuffalo Nickel FactsBuffalo Nickel U.S. Patterns

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.

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