How much are my U.S. 1920-D nickel worth?

About 1920-D Buffalo Nickels

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.



Coin Date: 1920-D
Denom: 5c / Nickel
Desg: 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
Catalog #: 3945
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