Buffalo Nickel Values


The Buffalo Nickel (or more correctly the Five-Cent Indian Head) was minted by the United States government from 1913-1938. No Buffalo nickels were made in 1922, 1932, or 1933. The coin series has a number of varieties sought after by collectors, most notably: the1916/1916 doubled die obverse; the 1918/7-D doubled die obverse over-date; the 1935 doubled die reverse; and the 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo. Collectors should note that many of these coins suffer from poor strike. Even uncirculated coins may show poor detail. Well struck coins command a significant premium.

Date and MintGVGFVFXFUNCBUMS-65
1913 type 1$9.50$14.30$15.20$16.20$19.00$23.75$33.25$165
1913D type 1$14.30$20.90$23.75$28.50$33.25$57$71$380
1913S type 1$38.00$48.00$57$67$76$86$125$665
1913 type 2$9.50$11.40$12.40$14.30$19.00$23.75$36.00$380
1913D type 2$95$145$165$190$215$240$310$1190
1913S type 2$335$380$475$525$570$715$810$4750
1914$17.10$19.00$23.75$28.50$33.25$38.00$57$475
1914D$95$145$165$215$285$335$405$1425
1914S$28.50$38.00$48.00$57$95$135$165$2140
1915$6.65$8.55$9.50$11.40$19.00$33.25$48.00$355
1915D$19.00$28.50$48.00$71$120$145$215$1900
1915S$48.00$71$120$165$310$475$665$2850
1916$5.70$7.60$8.55$9.50$13.30$19.00$48.00$335
1916 Doubled Die$4275$7125$9500$16150$19000$33250$95000$380000
1916D$14.30$26.50$28.50$38.00$76$105$145$2140
1916S$9.50$13.30$19.00$28.50$71$115$165$1900
1917$6.65$7.60$8.55$9.50$15.20$38.00$57$570
1917D$19.00$28.50$57$76$165$260$355$2850
1917S$20.90$38.00$76$120$190$285$430$4750
Date and MintGVGFVFXFUNCBUMS-65
1918$5.70$6.65$8.55$15.20$30.50$52$120$1235
1918D 18/17$1140$1900$3325$5700$9500$14250$28500$285000
1918D$19.00$38.00$71$120$215$310$570$3325
1918S$14.30$28.50$48.00$95$165$285$760$21850
1919$2.85$3.80$4.75$7.60$14.30$28.50$57$570
1919D$16.20$33.25$67$120$240$335$715$3325
1919S$8.55$19.00$52$95$230$355$570$14250
1920$1.45$2.40$2.85$7.60$14.30$28.50$57$855
1920D$6.65$19.00$33.25$120$260$310$545$5700
1920S$3.80$11.40$28.50$95$190$285$500$23750
1921$3.80$6.65$8.55$23.75$52$71$120$855
1921S$67$120$190$475$950$1190$1520$8360
1923$1.65$2.85$3.80$6.65$13.30$38.00$71$760
1923S$7.60$9.50$23.75$120$260$335$570$8550
1924$0.95$1.90$3.80$9.50$19.00$42.75$81$760
1924D$7.60$11.40$28.50$81$215$285$380$4275
1924S$14.30$33.25$95$430$1140$1900$2660$11400
Date and MintGVGFVFXFUNCBUMS-65
1925$1.90$2.85$3.80$7.60$17.10$28.50$48.00$475
1925D$9.50$19.00$33.25$71$160$240$450$4750
1925S$4.75$8.55$17.10$71$165$260$485$31350
1926$0.70$1.90$2.85$5.70$9.50$19.00$33.25$240
1926D$9.50$15.20$28.50$95$165$260$355$4750
1926S$20.90$38.00$120$430$1140$2850$4750$95000
1927$0.70$1.90$2.85$4.75$11.40$19.00$33.25$285
1927D$1.90$5.70$7.60$28.50$76$120$190$6650
1927S$1.90$2.85$4.75$38.00$81$165$570$16625
1928$0.70$1.90$3.80$5.70$14.30$23.75$38.00$335
1928D$1.90$2.85$4.75$14.30$38.00$48.00$71$665
1928S$1.90$2.85$4.75$11.40$28.50$95$190$3800
1929$0.70$1.90$3.80$5.70$14.30$23.75$52$335
1929D$1.90$2.85$3.80$8.55$38.00$48.00$67$1190
1929S$1.90$2.85$3.80$4.75$23.75$28.50$48.00$475
1930$0.70$1.45$2.40$3.80$11.40$19.00$33.25$260
1930S$0.70$1.45$2.85$3.80$14.30$33.25$76$475
1931S$14.30$17.10$19.00$23.75$28.50$48.00$71$335
1934$0.70$1.45$2.85$4.75$11.40$19.00$48.00$380
1934D$1.45$2.85$4.75$11.40$23.75$48.00$76$570
1935$0.70$1.45$1.90$2.85$3.80$9.50$23.75$120
Date and MintGVGFVFXFUNCBUMS-65
1935D$1.45$2.40$3.80$9.50$23.75$48.00$67$475
1935S$0.95$1.90$2.85$3.80$4.75$17.10$48.00$240
1936$0.70$1.45$1.90$2.85$3.80$8.55$19.00$71
1936D$0.70$1.45$1.90$2.85$4.75$14.30$42.75$120
1936S$0.95$1.45$1.90$2.85$4.75$11.40$38.00$145
1937$0.70$1.45$1.90$2.85$4.75$8.55$19.00$71
1937D$0.70$1.45$1.90$2.85$4.75$9.50$33.25$95
1937D 3 leg error$620$715$855$950$1140$1330$2375$38000
1937S$0.95$1.45$1.90$2.85$4.75$9.50$28.50$95
1938D$2.85$4.75$5.70$6.65$7.60$9.50$20.90$71
1938D D/S$5.70$7.60$11.40$14.30$19.00$33.25$48.00$190
Date and MintGVGFVFXFUNCBUMS-65


These prices for Buffalo Nickels are provided as a service to Hobbizine readers. They are derived from numerous sources such as dealer price lists, advertisements in numismatic publications, and public auction results. Use these values as a guideline for evaluating the reasonableness of dealer prices, setting up trades with other collectors, and estimating the worth of your collection.

Some notes about grading:
  • G - Good: Major design elements are outlined but details are gone; the date may not be sharp (but should be readable) and the rim may not be complete.
  • VG - Very Good: Major design elements, letters and numerals are worn but clear.
  • F - Fine: Major elements are still clear but details are worn away.
  • VF - Very fine: Light even wear on high points, all lettering and design details are sharp.
  • XF - Extremely Fine: All design details are sharp; some mint luster remains.
  • UNC – Uncirculated: No wear at all; there may be some contact marks and there may be some dulling of the luster.
  • BU – Brilliant Uncirculated: a perfect coin with bright consistent luster and no scratches or contact marks.
  • MS-65 - Mint State: These are prices for coins that have been certified a "65" by a third party grading company.


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