How much are my U.S. 1929-S nickel worth?

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.



Coin Date: 1929-S
Denom: 5c / Nickel
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: S
Mint Location: San Francisco
Mintage: 7,754,000
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 #: 3968
NGC ID: 22SG
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