Today the 1914 nickel value begins at $15. The price is for a heavily worn coin, in what is known as "Good" condition.
This date buffalo nickel is rather elusive, any you find has good value. Also, these old nickels were minted at three different locations, each valued separately, with the Denver mint coin as the standout piece.
Next, condition plays an important role in the 1914 nickel value. Examine each carefully, the amount of wear or lack of it determines how much your coin is worth.
The Buffalo nickel pictured is a very nice "uncirculated" example and is eagerly sought by collectors and rare coin dealers.
With a high starting value the 1914 Buffalo nickel is a nice little treasure to find in your box of old coins.
The chart separates values according condition and the Mints that produced the coin.
A listing of "1914 D" is a coin minted in Denver, they used a "D" as a mark. An "S" is the mintmark used by the San Francisco mint. These two mints placed their mintmark on the reverse below the buffalo. The third mint to strike Buffalo nickels, Philadelphia, did not use a mintmark.
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The price of the highest quality, best preserved 1914 buffalo nickels frequently reaches $800 to $1,000 each. Several elements come together to separate these rare nickels from the rest. One in particular is how well the coin was struck, bringing up the entire design details sharply on both the Indian and the Buffalo.
Often the presence of these fine details boost the 1914 nickel value. Since not all Buffalo nickels are struck the same, some very bold and others are very weakly struck, and variations in between. If given the choice of two coins, the highly detailed coin is chosen.
Although the issue of a bold or weak strike is not as great on circulated coins because of the wear involved. The overall look of the coin is enhanced by a better than average striking. Collectors look for nice, original coins when considering them as part of their collection and would favor a well struck piece.
Examine your higher grade Buffalo nickels, see if some have a standout quality indicating a boldly struck coin.
Of the many variables considered as you value your old nickel, accurate "grading" of its condition is one of the more challenging. Compare your coins to the images, and with a little study, it is possible to identify those in the valuable, higher grades.
Uncirculated: A buffalo nickel in this condition stands out as a superior coin. It never circulated, therefore its surfaces show no signs of wear. Hold coins in Uncirculated condition by their edges to preserve their surfaces. Rotate the coin under a light, examine the cheek of the Indian and upper back of the buffalo for signs of wear, appearing as dullness on the high spots.
Extremely Fine: The shine of a new coin has disappeared from the surfaces. Slight wear has begun to show on the hair details of the Indian. On the reverse look for wear in the area of the front shoulder and upper back. Overall, still a well defined, collectable coin.
Fine: Fur details on the Buffalo's head have worn smooth, also a wide area from the hoof to the top of the shoulder lacks any detail. The date, one the highest parts of the design and subject to rapid wear, is readable. Hair and braid details of the Indian are lacking.
Good: The date is readable, however parts of the numbers are often merged. The rim is no longer separated from the tops of the letters. The roundness of the design to the buffalo has become flat on the hip, stomach, shoulder and head.
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