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

1913-S Buffalo Nickel (Type I) Value

Mintage: 2,105,000
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 mound type 1 buffalo nickel

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

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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