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How much are my Buffalo Nickels worth?

About Buffalo Nickels

Buffalo nickels, also widely called Indian Head nickels, were struck from 1913 through 1938 and designed by James Earle Fraser. The popular "Buffalo nickel" name is a misnomer in this case, as the large animal as seen on the reverse of this coin is an American bison. Meanwhile, the Native American on the obverse is a design based on a composite image of several individuals whom Fraser sketched in the process of designing this coin.

Several issues were released in 1913, the year that the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints produced two varieties of the Buffalo nickel. One variety shows the bison atop a mound, while the other shows the land beast standing on a plain. The words FIVE CENTS are inscribed on the mound on Variety 1 coins, while the denomination is expressed in a recessed area of the coin on Variety 2 pieces.

Among the series' scarcest issues are the 1913-S Variety 1, 1913-D Variety 2, and 1913-S Variety 2 coins. Other semi keys include the 1914-D, 1915-S, and 1921-S, with several other dates ranking as substantially scarce particularly in the better circulated grades. Several error varieties are also popular with collectors, with the most important of these being the 1937-D 3-Legged variety. The 1936-D 3-1/2-Legged Buffalo nickel is another scarce favorite. The 1916 doubled die Buffalo nickel is a rare coin with six-figure prices in the mid-range uncirculated grades, while the 1918-D 8/7 overdate is a very scarce coin in any grade.

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1913 Buffalo 5c MS Type 1 [Type]

Worth: $4.73 - $15,600
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1913-1938 Buffalo 5c MS Type 2 [Type]

Worth: $0.35 - $6,000
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Buffalo Nickel Set (64 Coins, no varieties) 5c MS

Worth: $504 - $903,900
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1913 Buffalo 5c MS Type 1

Worth: $4.73 - $15,600
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1913-D Buffalo 5c MS Type 1

Worth: $8.10 - $2,250
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1913-S Buffalo 5c MS Type 1

Worth: $24.30 - $21,600
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1913 Buffalo 5c MS Type 2

Worth: $4.73 - $4,750
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1913-D Buffalo 5c MS Type 2

Worth: $68.00 - $43,200
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1913-S Buffalo 5c MS Type 2

Worth: $135.00 - $36,000
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1914 5c MS

Worth: $8.10 - $5,940
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1914/3 5c MS

Worth: $195.00 - $60,000
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1914-D 5c MS

Worth: $47.25 - $24,000
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1914-S 5c MS

Worth: $14.85 - $42,000
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1915 5c MS

Worth: $2.15 - $2,250
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1915 Doubled Die Obverse 5c MS FS-101

 
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1915-D 5c MS

Worth: $10.80 - $19,900
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1915-S 5c MS

Worth: $20.25 - $44,400
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1916 5c MS

Worth: $2.15 - $5,000
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1916/1916 Doubled Die Obverse 5c MS

Worth: $3,310 - $288,000
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1916-D 5c MS

Worth: $9.45 - $7,880
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1916-S 5c MS

Worth: $5.40 - $36,000
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1917 5c MS

Worth: $2.15 - $7,650
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1917-D 5c MS

Worth: $10.80 - $36,000
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1917-D 3 1/2 Legs 5c MS

Worth: $135.00 - $3,130
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1917-S 5c MS

Worth: $10.80 - $37,400
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1918 5c MS

Worth: $2.40 - $31,200
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1918-D 5c MS

Worth: $12.15 - $43,200
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1918/7-D 5c MS

Worth: $585 - $540,000
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1918-S 5c MS

Worth: $6.75 - $43,200
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1919 5c MS

Worth: $1.15 - $5,310
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1919-D 5c MS

Worth: $8.10 - $15,000
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1919-S 5c MS

Worth: $4.05 - $102,000
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1920 5c MS

Worth: $0.60 - $8,250
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1920-D 5c MS

Worth: $4.05 - $165,600
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1920-S 5c MS

Worth: $2.15 - $72,000
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1921 5c MS

Worth: $1.90 - $5,310
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1921-S 5c MS

Worth: $33.75 - $27,400
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1923 5c MS

Worth: $0.90 - $7,500
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1923-S 5c MS

Worth: $3.38 - $48,000
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1924 5c MS

Worth: $0.60 - $19,200
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1924-D 5c MS

Worth: $4.05 - $13,700
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1924-S 5c MS

Worth: $8.10 - $96,000
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1925 5c MS

Worth: $1.15 - $5,380
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1925-D 5c MS

Worth: $4.73 - $10,500
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1925-S 5c MS

Worth: $2.15 - $48,000
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1926 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $3,130
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1926-D 5c MS

Worth: $4.73 - $64,800
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1926-D 3 1/2 Legs 5c MS FS-901

Worth: $81.00 - $13,000
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1926-S 5c MS

Worth: $13.50 - $162,000
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1927 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $4,750
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1927-D 5c MS

Worth: $1.50 - $24,500
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1927-D 3 1/2 Legs 5c MS FS-901

Worth: $108.00 - $7,500
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1927-S 5c MS

Worth: $0.90 - $96,000
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1928 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $5,250
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1928-D 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $26,400
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1928-S 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $43,200
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1929 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $9,380
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1929-D 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $15,600
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1929-S 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $14,400
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1930 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $3,250
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1930 Doubled Die Reverse 5c MS FS-801

Worth: $68.00 - $2,180
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1930-S 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $15,600
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1930-S 2 Feathers 5c MS FS-401

 
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1931-S 5c MS

Worth: $6.75 - $21,600
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1934 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $3,980
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1934-D 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $2,250
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1935 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $1,090
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1935 Doubled Die Reverse 5c MS

Worth: $33.75 - $28,800
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1935-D 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $11,300
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1935-S 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $2,880
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1936 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $18,000
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1936-D 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $1,310
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1936-D 3 1/2 Legs 5c MS

Worth: $293 - $20,200
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1936-S 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $1,440
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1936-S/S FS-501 5c MS

Worth: $33.75 - $1,630
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1937 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $11,300
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1937-D 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $19,200
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1937-D 3 Legs 5c MS

Worth: $377 - $132,000
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1937-S 5c MS

Worth: $0.35 - $19,400
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1938-D Buffalo 5c MS

Worth: $0.90 - $6,000
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1938-D/D Buffalo 5c MS

Worth: $2.15 - $13,000
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1938-D/S Buffalo 5c MS

Worth: $4.73 - $9,750
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