Buffalo Nickels

(1913-1938)

It was a difficult time for Charles Barber, chief engraver of the United States Mint. Although Theodore Roosevelt was no longer in office, his desire to have more classical designs on our coins, as expressed to Augustus Saint-Gaudens over dinner in 1905, was very much alive.

Barber’s uninspired Liberty Head nickel had been in production since 1883. Under the Coinage Act of 1890, a change in the design was permitted after 25 years. Secretary of the Treasury Franklin MacVeagh, originally a Roosevelt appointee, wasn’t about to pass up the opportunity. Reminded by his son in May, 1911 that a new nickel would be “A permanent souvenir of the most attractive sort,” MacVeagh, pointedly bypassing the competent but mediocre Barber, started the process for a new design.

The Buffalo nickel became a reality less than two years later. On March 4, 1913, coins.... (Expand Text)

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1913 BUFFALO 5C, TYPE 1 MS68

TYPE 1. GEM LUSTEROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$7,750.00

1915 BUFFALO 5C, TYPE 2 PR68

GEM PROOF. ROSE BLUE TONE. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$19,950.00

1916 BUFFALO 5C, DOUBLED DIE OBVERSE MS55

DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE.
$34,950.00

1918/7-D BUFFALO 5C MS65+

THE HIGHEST GRADED BY PCGS WITH CAC APPROVAL. CAC.
$450,000.00

1918/7-D BUFFALO 5C, FIVE CENTS IN RECESS MS45

VERY POPULAR OVERDATE.
$8,500.00

1918/7-D BUFFALO 5C, FIVE CENTS IN RECESS MS66

FABULOUS OVERDATE. GREAT LUSTER. MAY BE FINEST KNOWN.
$450,000.00

1920-D BUFFALO 5C, TYPE 2 MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE! ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$54,500.00

1920-S BUFFALO 5C, TYPE 2 MS65

VERY RARE IN THIS GRADE. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$15,950.00

1920-S BUFFALO 5C, TYPE 2 MS66

WELL STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$52,500.00

1923-S BUFFALO 5C, TYPE 2 MS65

LUSTEROUS GEM. ONLY 7 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,950.00

1923-S BUFFALO 5C, TYPE 2 MS66

TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$26,500.00

1923-S BUFFALO 5C, TYPE 2 MS66

*QUALITY. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$26,500.00

1925-D BUFFALO 5C, TYPE 2 MS66

GEM SATIN FINISH. WELL STRUCK. JUST ONE PLUS COIN HIGHER.
$13,500.00

1926-S BUFFALO 5C, TYPE 2 MS65

VERY SCARCE DATE. ONLY 5 GRADED HIGHER.
$79,500.00

1927 BUFFALO 5C, TYPE 2 MS67

GEM FLASHY LUSTER.
$5,950.00

1927-S BUFFALO 5C, TYPE 2 MS66

*QUALITY. GLORIOUS COLOR. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$45,000.00

1929-S BUFFALO 5C MS67

GEM FLASHY AND LUSTEROUS. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$8,950.00

1936 BUFFALO 5C, SATIN, TYPE 2 PR68

GEM SATIN PROOF. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$10,500.00

1936 BUFFALO 5C, SATIN, TYPE 2 PR68

GEM SATIN FINISHED PROOF. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,500.00

1936 BUFFALO 5C, SATIN, TYPE 2 PR68

GEM SATIN PROOF. ONLY 2 GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,500.00