1913 Buffalo Nickel (Type II) Value
Finest Known: MS67 (NGC) MS67+ (PCGS)
Auction Record: $14,688 (MS67+)
Production of the Buffalo nickel was halted early in 1913, when it was noticed that the “Five Cents” under the bison on reverse was wearing away. The denomination was located on the mound that the bison was standing on, making it the highest point on the coin.
US Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber cut away the bottom of the mound, and put the denomination in the recessed area. There is no explanation why he never did the same for the date on the obverse of the coin. Buffalo nickels are often found with at least part of the date worn, or weakly struck.
1913 Type 2 Buffalo nickel. Image: USA CoinBook
The Value of A 1913 Type 2 Buffalo Nickel
The 1913 Type 2 Buffalo nickel does not suffer from eroded dies as often as the 1913 Type 1. However, not as many 1913 Type 2 were saved at the time of issue as were saved of Type 1, making this mintage more expensive in higher uncirculated grades.
1913 Type 2 Buffalo Nickel Price Guide
|Very Fine||Extremely Fine||About Uncirculated|
|Mint State 61||Mint State 63||Mint State 65||Auction Record (MS67+)|
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.