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BUFFALO NICKEL MINTAGE

FIVE CENTS on Raised Ground

1913

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FIVE CENTS in Recess

1913-1938

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Soon after the first Buffalo Nickels were stuck in 1913 the designer noticed the letters FIVE CENTS were wearing off to quickly. Immediately the Buffalo Nickel had a modification to recess the area around the letters to make the coins letters wear less. The first version is called 1913 Variety 1. And the second version is called 1913 Variety 2. Many Buffalo Nickels have weak strikes in many of the areas. Because quality of strike sharpness is not a consideration in grading certification, attention and patience should be taken to find a nicely sharp struck coin. A nicely struck coin can be more sought after than a higher grade coin that has a weak strike. Comparing same grade of coins the better strike details with have higher Buffalo Nickel Value. Key dates of Buffalo Nickels are 1914 4 over 3, 1916 Double Die Obverse, 1918-D 8 over 7, 1926-S, 1935 Double Die Reverse, 1937-D 3 legs.

Year & Mint Mintage Proof Mintage
1913 30,992,000 1,520
1913-D 5,337,000 0
1913-S 2,105,000 0
1913 29,857,186 1,514
1913-D 4,156,000 0
1913-S 1,209,000 0
1914 20,664,463 1,275
1914-D 3,912,000 0
1914-S 3,470,000 0
1915 20,986,220 1,050
1915-D 7,569,000 0
1915-S 1,505,000 0
1916 63,497,466 600
1916-D 13,333,000 0
1916-S 11,860,000 0
1917 51,424,019 ??
1917-D 9,910,000 0
1917-S 4,193,000 0
1918 32,086,314 0
1918-D 8,362,000 0
1918-S 4,882,000 0
1919 60,868,000 0
1919-D 8,006,000 0
1919-S 7,521,000 0
1920 63,093,000 0
1920-D 9,418,000 0
1920-S 9,689,000 0
1921 10,663,000 0
1921-S 1,557,000 0
1923 35,715,000 0
1923-S 6,142,000 0
1924 21,620,000 0
1924-D 5,258,000 0
1924-S 1,437,000 0
1925 35,565,100 0
1925-D 4,450,000 0
1925-S 6,256,000 0
1926 44,693,000 0
1926-D 5,638,000 0
1926-S 970,000 0
1927 37,981,000 0
1927-D 5,730,000 0
1927-S 3,430,000 0
1928 23,411,000 0
1928-D 6,436,000 0
1928-S 6,936,000 0
1929 36,446,000 0
1929-D 8,370,000 0
1929-S 7,754,000 0
1930 22,849,000 0
1930-S 5,435,000 0
1931-S 1,200,000 0
1934 20,213,003 0
1934-D 7,480,000 0
1935 58,264,000 0
1935-D 12,092,000 0
1935-S 10,300,000 0
1936 118,997,000 4,420
1936-D 24,814,000 0
1936-S 14,930,000 0
1937 79,480,000 5,769
1937-D 17,826,000 0
1937-S 5,635,000 0
1938-D 7,020,000 0