About 1929-S Buffalo Nickels
The 1929-S Buffalo nickel is by and large the most common S-mint issue from the series for any period of the 1920s. While its mintage of 7,754,000 isn’t any significantly higher than many of the earlier S-mint Buffalo nickels, many of these coins languished in bank vaults during the Great Depression due to less spending by an economically starving public. With 1,000 specimens estimated to survive in MS65 or better, this S-mint nickel is scarce but not impossibly difficult in Gem grades.
|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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