1913 Buffalo Nickel (Type I) Value | Gainesville Coins ®

1913 Buffalo Nickel (Type I) Value

Mintage: 30,992,000
Finest Known: MS68+ (NGC) MS68+ (PCGS)
Auction Record: $79,313 (MS68+)

The 1913 Type 1 Buffalo nickel was not only the introduction of a new design, but it was also only in production for a couple of months. This made the coin an instant key date, right at the beginning of the series.

buffalo nickel mound type

1913 Buffalo nickel Type I (mound type). Image: USA CoinBook

The Value of A 1913 Type 1 Buffalo Nickel

The hotly anticipated debut of the Buffalo nickel led people to set aside large numbers of the new coin. This hoarding increased when rumors circulated that the government would recall the Type 1 Buffalo nickels because the denomination was wearing away in use. There was no recall, but the original design was quickly supplanted by the Type 2 Buffalo nickel, which had the denomination struck in a sunken area at the bottom of the coin.

The 1913 Type 1 Buffalo nickel is known for the poor condition of the coin dies. This makes this Philadelphia issue less desirable than the Type 1 1913-D, which had better strikes.

1913 Type 1 Buffalo Nickel Price Guide

Circulated Grades

Very FineExtremely FineAbout Uncirculated

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction Record (MS68+)

The information on this page does not constitute an offer to buy or sell the coin(s) referred to. Proof and prooflike examples of this issue may have greater or lesser "finest known" and different record auction prices.

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