1938-D Buffalo Nickel Value | Gainesville Coins ®

1938-D Buffalo Nickel Value

Mintage: 7,020,000
Finest Known: MS68+ (NGC) MS68+ (PCGS)
Auction Record: $23,575 (MS68)

1938 d buffalo nickel

1938-D Buffalo nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

The Value of A 1938-D Buffalo Nickel

The 1938-D Buffalo nickel was the last of its kind. The second part of the double-dip depression that hit in 1937 reduced the need for new nickels, so Denver filled the gap while preparations were made to introduce the new Jefferson nickel.

Since everyone knew that this was the last Buffalo nickel mintage, a large portion of the 1938-D was set aside in rolls. Prices on high-grade Mint State examples are low for each grade, with tens of thousands of MS66 graded. Be aware that strike quality was all over the place, so cherry picking is rewarded.

1938-D Buffalo Nickel Price Guide

Circulated Grades

Very FineExtremely FineAbout Uncirculated

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction Record (MS68)

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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