1913-S Buffalo Nickel (Type I) Value
Finest Known: MS68 (NGC) MS68 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $16,800(MS67+)
Only 2.1 million 1913-S Type 1 Buffalo nickels were struck. Surviving populations are larger than one might think, given the mintage. This is due to three factors: It was a first-year coin; it had a small mintage; and the design ended after only a few months.
(This wouldn’t be the only small mintage to bear the S mintmark. Nine of the ten-lowest Buffalo nickel mintages were by the San Francisco Mint.)
1913-S Type 1 Buffalo nickel (mound type). Image: USA CoinBook
The Value of A 1913-S Type 1 Buffalo Nickel
The 1913-S Type 1 Buffalo nickel suffers from the same weak strikes that nearly every San Francisco mintage had to endure. This makes prices across the board higher than the same date from Denver or Philadelphia.
1913-S Type 1 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.