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5 Cents "Buffalo Nickel" flat ground

Features

Country United States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1913-1938
Value 5 Cents (0.05 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.2 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 134,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 132
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Composite profile of Iron Tail, an Oglala Sioux chief, Two Moons, a Cheyenne chief, and Big Tree, a Kiowa chief.

Lettering:
LIBERTY
1936
F

Engraver: James Earle Fraser

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. His work is integral to many of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic structures.

Reverse

According to the legend, the bison used as a model for this coin was "Black Diamond" (1893-1915), a famous bison at the Central Park zoo in New York City
NOTE: If there is a mintmark it is below E C of FIVE CENTS

Lettering:
UNITED·STATES·OF·AMERICA
E
PLURIBUS
UNUM
FIVE CENTS

Engraver: James Earle Fraser

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. His work is integral to many of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic structures.

Edge

Smooth

5 Cents "Buffalo Nickel" (flat ground) -  obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
0.10 0.25
1913  29,857,186 5.55 5.55 11.11 23.43
1913  1,514 Proof
1913 D 4,156,000
1913 S 1,209,000
1914  "4" over "3" in "1914"
1914  20,664,463 2.82 normal date
1914  1,275 Proof
1914 D 3,912,000
1914 S 3,470,000
1915  20,986,220 5.85 3.88 22.82
1915  1,050 Proof
1915 D 7,569,000
1915 S 1,505,000
1916  Doubled die obverse
1916  63,497,466 1.46 4.21 4.21 11.94 overdate variety exists
1916  600 Proof
1916 D 13,333,000
1916 S 11,860,000
1917  51,424,019 1.40 1.40 3.99 3.99
1917 D 9,910,000
1917 S 4,193,000
1918  32,086,314 2.04 2.04 3.64 3.84
1918 D 8,362,000
1918 D "8" over "7" in "1918"
1918 S 4,882,000 20.25
1919  60,868,000 1.92 1.95 4.43 4.43
1919 D 8,006,000
1919 S 7,521,000
1920  63,093,000 0.93 2.30 2.61 2.61
1920 D 9,418,000
1920 S 9,689,000 10.91
1921  10,663,000 3.98 5.81
1921 S 1,557,000
1923  35,715,000 0.49 1.47 3.99
1923 S 6,142,000 6.28
1924  21,620,000 1.12 1.12 2.77
1924 D 5,258,000
1924 S 1,437,000 11.16
1925  35,565,100 2.26 2.76 3.54 3.54
1925 D 4,450,000 2.92
1925 S 6,256,000 4.38
1926  44,693,000 0.48 1.06 1.92 1.92
1926 D 5,638,000
1926 S 970,000 34.95
1927  37,981,000 1.06 1.06 1.19 1.19
1927 D 5,730,000
1927 S 3,430,000
1928  23,411,000 0.84 0.84 1.91 1.91
1928 D 6,436,000 5.07
1928 S 6,936,000 0.95 1.95
1929  36,446,000 1.09 1.35 1.70 2.48 8.61
1929 D 8,370,000 0.57 2.13
1929 S 7,754,000 1.31 1.20 1.20
1930  22,849,000 1.07 1.13 2.31 2.40
1930 S 5,435,000 1.97 2.08
1931 S 1,200,000 13.40
1934  20,213,003 0.62 0.94 2.14 3.83
1934 D 7,480,000 1.79 1.79 3.07
1935  58,264,000 0.91 0.91 2.00 2.00 4.25 10.19
1935  double die reverse; rare
1935 D 12,092,000 1.38 1.18 1.18 1.73 large "D"
1935 D small "D"
1935 S 10,300,000 1.09 1.67 2.39
1936  118,997,000 0.95 0.99 1.69 1.97 4.43
1936  Brilliant
1936  Brilliant Proof
1936  4,420 Proof
1936 D 24,814,000 0.94 1.67 1.99 (fr) Denver
1936 D 3-1/2 leg; ultra rare
1936 S 14,930,000 1.25 1.51 1.51
1937  79,480,000 0.94 0.99 1.23 1.72 3.32
1937  5,769 Proof
1937 D 17,826,000 0.75 1.27 1.83 2.57 3.99
1937 D 3- legged; ultra rare
1937 S 5,635,000 2.04 17.49
1938 D 7,020,000 1.79 1.79 5.03 15.64 49.32
1938 D "D" over "S" mintmark

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