About 1926-S Buffalo Nickels
With the exception of varieties, the 1926-S Buffalo nickel is the key date for the series. With a tiny mintage of only 970,000 pieces, the 1926-S nickel proves an extraordinary challenge in all grades, and most especially so above the mid-circulated threshold. Uncirculated specimens at any level are especially rare, and only a couple dozen or so are known in the MS65 range.
The 1926-S Buffalo nickel being so scarce, it is imperative that dealers and collectors take special precautions when handling raw examples. Counterfeits are a concern with any issue, and certainly this is true when discussing rare coins such as this one, which many consider one of the most significant rarities of the 20th century.
|Denom:||5c / Nickel|
|Mint Location:||San Francisco|
|Coinage Type:||Buffalo Nickels, Type 2 (FIVE CENTS in Recess)|
|Composition:||75% copper; 25% nickel|
|Designer:||James Earle Fraser|
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