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U.S. Coin Values: Buffalo Nickels.

About 1920-D 5c

The 1920-D Buffalo nickel is a scarce issue in all grades, with even circulated examples above Fine to Very Fine proving difficult to locate. In uncirculated and especially Gem levels, the 1920-D Buffalo nickel is actually rarer than most other Denver-mint issues in the series. All told, 9,418,000 examples were struck and fewer than 5,000 remain, with less than 100 in MS65 or above. Fewer than a dozen examples are certified by PCGS and NGC as MS66, and only one is presently slabbed by NGC as an MS67. All of the MS66s take five-figure prices, many of them getting run up high in auction scenarios when two or more Buffalo nickel registry set collectors are bidding on the same piece.

Obverse: James Earle Fraser's famous and simple design depicts a Native American chief with the word LIBERTY from 1-2 o'clock. The date is placed on the lower left of the chieftan's bust.

Reverse: A full portrait of the bison, Black Diamond, with the words UNITED STATES oF AMERICA at the top periphery with the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM just underneath. The denomination FIVE CENTS is spelled out at the bottom. For the Type 1, the denomination is embossed on a flat surface.

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Coin Date: 1920-D
Denomination: 5c / Nickel
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: D
Mint Location: Denver
Mintage: 9,418,000
Coinage Type: Buffalo Nickels, Type 2 (FIVE CENTS in Recess)
Coinage Years: 1913-1938
Composition: 75% copper; 25% nickel
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 21.2 mm
Weight: 5 gr
Designer: James Earle Fraser
Edge: Plain
PCGS #: 3945
NGC ID: 22RR
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