1913 Buffalo Nickel (Type II) Value

Mintage: 29,856,186
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 line type 2 buffalo nickel

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

Circulated Grades

Very FineExtremely FineAbout Uncirculated

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction 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.

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