1931-S Buffalo Nickel Value

Mintage: 1,200,000
Finest Known: MS67+ (NGC) MS67 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $63,250 (MS67)

1931 s buffalo nickel

1931-S Buffalo nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

The Value of A 1931-S Buffalo Nickel

The tiny 1.2 million coin mintage of the 1931-S Buffalo nickel meant that it was an instant rarity. They were pounced upon by collectors and speculators the moment they were released by the San Francisco Mint, meaning that the supply of Mint State coins is higher than circulated ones.

Mint State 1931-S Buffalo nickels cluster in the MS64–MS65 range. An average strike was soft in the middle, barring most coins from a higher grade.

1931-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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