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U.S. Coin Values: Buffalo Nickels.

About 1930-S 5c

The 1930-S Buffalo nickel probably best represents the last of the scarce S-mint Buffalo nickels in the Gem grades. Though not nearly as challenging or expensive in uncirculated grades as its S-mint predecessors it is nevertheless much tougher than the later S-mint representatives from the series. Numismatic experts believe about 1,000 exist in MS65 or better, though presently less than a dozen combined specimens in MS67 or better as graded by PCGS and NGC.

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: 1930-S
Denomination: 5c / Nickel
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: S
Mint Location: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,435,000
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 #: 3970
NGC ID: 22SJ
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