1930-S Buffalo Nickel Value

Mintage: 5,435,000
Finest Known: MS67+ (NGC) MS67+ (PCGS)
Auction Record: $30,550 (MS67+)

1930 s buffalo nickel

1930-S Buffalo nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

The Value of A 1930-S Buffalo Nickel

The 1930-S Buffalo nickel is common—more common than the small mintage might lead you to believe. This is due to the Great Depression’s effect on the economy stifling any demand for new coins. More Mint State coins were saved as they entered circulation in the mid-to-late 1930s than had been saved in previous years, making them not as difficult to find.

The usual San Francisco Mint Buffalo nickel strike shows weakness in the centers, and the 1930-S is no exception. This was a headwind that prevented more coins from achieving Gem Uncirculated status of MS65 or higher.

1930-S 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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