The 1934 nickel value ranges from 45 to 75 cents for a well circulated coin to over $55 for the elusive 1934-D Buffalo nickel in "Uncirculated" condition.
The visual appeal of the series and the large numbers of collectors assembling collections has driven values up. Certain date and mintmark combinations are especially elusive.
1934 nickel value is stronger for the Denver mint coins of this year. The "D" mint Buffalo's are scarce.
The Philadelphia mint coin, although less in value is a close second with respectable prices in higher circulated condition. The reality is all of these now old Buffalo nickels are worth significant premiums.
Referring to condition, it is an important point to consider. The "Uncirculated" 1934 nickel pictured is highly prized by rare coin dealers because of condition. Huge swings in value follow the better condition coins. There are "Grading" images below to help guide through this part of determining value.
The date, the mint that struck the coin, and very important- the condition. This combination uncovers how much your buffalo nickel is worth.
The 1934 "D" listing is a coin minted in Denver, the "S" indicates San Francisco, and no mintmark was used by the Philadelphia mint.
Find mintmarks on the reverse below the mound along the rim. The coin values chart covering four grade categories highlight values of better condition nickels.
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Poised to add the centerpiece to an elite collection, price was not an issue for one determined Buffalo nickel collector.
Bidding $2,150 was required to include one of the worlds finest quality 1934 nickels to their holdings.
Fortunate mark and abrasion free Indian and Buffalo enhance the sparking blue-silver luster radiating from every device. Placing this desirable condition rarity in an elite category all its own.
Any 1934 nickel of this quality is rarely available, and quick action is needed to collect a seldom presented opportunity.
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 sharp coin, appearing brand new. Collectors strive to own these rare coins. The uncirculated grade describes a nickel with no wear from use. As you rotate the coin under a light, wear would appear as breaks in luster, evident just below the eye of the Indian.
Extremely Fine: Slight reduction of details are noticeable. Design high points showing worn effects are the feathers, braid and hair on the obverse. Continue your examination on the reverse along the upper back of the buffalo. The separation of finer fur details is incomplete.
Fine: Also a collectible grade for a 1934 nickel from the Denver mint, the coin has a pleasing but worn appearance. A full bold date with legends separated from the rims, increases this grade from a lesser one. Design details are visible on both the Buffalo and Indian.
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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