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Obverse of 1913 Buffalo Nickel - Type 1     Reverse of 1913 Buffalo Nickel - Type 1
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BUFFALO NICKEL FIVE CENTS (1913-1938)

SUB-TYPE ONE - "FIVE CENTS" ON MOUND (1913 ONLY)

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1913

30,992,000

1,520

  

1913-D

5,337,000

0

 

1913-S

2,105,000

0

 

Obverse of 1913 Buffalo Nickel - Type 2     Reverse of 1913 Buffalo Nickel - Type 2
Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

SUB-TYPE TWO - "FIVE CENTS" IN EXERGUE (1913-1938)

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1913

29,857,186

1,514

 

1913-D

4,156,000

0

 

1913-S

1,209,000

0

 

1914

20,664,463

1,275

Look for the rare 1914/3 overdate.

1914-D

3,912,000

0

 

1914-S

3,470,000

0

 

1915

20,986,220

1,050

 

1915-D

7,569,000

0

 

1915-S

1,505,000

0

 

1916

63,497,466

600

Look for the rare Doubled Obverse variety.

1916-D

13,333,000

0

 

1916-S

11,860,000

0

 

1917

51,424,019

??

 

1917-D

9,910,000

0

 

1917-S

4,193,000

0

 

1918

32,086,314

0

 

1918-D

8,362,000

0

Look for the rare 1918/7-D overdate.

1918-S

4,882,000

0

 

1919

60,868,000

0

 

1919-D

8,006,000

0

 

1919-S

7,521,000

0

 

1920

63,093,000

0

 

1920-D

9,418,000

0

 

1920-S

9,689,000

0

 

1921

10,663,000

0

 

1921-S

1,557,000

0

 

1923

35,715,000

0

 

1923-S

6,142,000

0

  

1924

21,620,000

0

 

1924-D

5,258,000

0

 

1924-S

1,437,000

0

 

1925

35,565,100

0

 

1925-D

4,450,000

0

 

1925-S

6,256,000

0

 

1926

44,693,000

0

 

1926-D

5,638,000

0

 

1926-S

970,000

0

 

1927

37,981,000

0

 

1927-D

5,730,000

0

 

1927-S

3,430,000

0

 

1928

23,411,000

0

 

1928-D

6,436,000

0

 

1928-S

6,936,000

0

 

1929

36,446,000

0

 

1929-D

8,370,000

0

 

1929-S

7,754,000

0

 

1930

22,849,000

0

 

1930-S

5,435,000

0

 

1931-S

1,200,000

0

 

1934

20,213,003

0

 

1934-D

7,480,000

0

 

1935

58,264,000

0

Look for the rare Doubled Die obverse.

1935-D

12,092,000

0

 

1935-S

10,300,000

0

 

1936

118,997,000

4,420

Proofs come with Satin and Brilliant finishes - the former was the first made and is slightly scarcer.

1936-D

24,814,000

0

 

1936-S

14,930,000

0

 

1937

79,480,000

5,769

 

1937-D

17,826,000

0

A rare Three-Legged version was created when Mint personnel over-polished an already worn die.

1937-S

5,635,000

0

 

1938-D

7,020,000

0

 
 
 

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