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1936 Nickel Value

Solid 1936 nickel value shows the popularity of these old coins even in worn condition. Proving this strong demand are the high values of nice condition Buffalo nickels.

Uncirculated 1936 Nickel Value

This date buffalo nickel is rather elusive in "uncirculated" condition, 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 1936 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.

1936 nickel value is listed according to the three different mints in four grading categories.

More about grading your coins below.

1936 Nickel D Mintmark Location

The "D" or "S" in the listing indicates the mint that produced the coin. D - Denver Mint, S - San Francisco Mint, no mintmark for the Philadelphia Mint. Locate the mintmark on the reverse under the Buffalo.

With a strong starting value the 1936 Buffalo nickel is a nice little treasure to find in your box of old coins.

1936 Nickel Value
 Condition of Coin
  1936 Nickel Value Updated 2024
1936 $0.74 $1.24 $3 $17
1936 D $0.67 $1 $4 $29
1936 S $0.67 $1 $4 $20

The $690 1936 Buffalo Nickel Value

Of the approximately 119 million 1936 Buffalo nickels minted few survive today in "uncirculated," brand new condition. Of these uncirculated pieces fewer still survive with the minimum amount of nicks, cuts and abrasions. And, of this now elite group, even fewer radiate blazing original mint luster.

Occasionally a gem 1936 nickel is auctioned and always strong bids are made. But now add to the above list of desirable features, deep golden toning with maroon highlights along the rim and bidding is taken up a notch.

Buffalo nickels are avidly collected and many advanced collections are being assembled. Coins with superior eye appeal always sell at premiums far above published prices.

Grade Accurately to Find Highest 1936 Nickel Value

The second half of your value investigation is judging the condition of your buffalo nickel and determine its grade.

As seen in the chart a difference in "Grade" produces a large swing in the 1936 nickel value.

1936 Nickel Uncirculated Condition

Uncirculated: A Buffalo nickel in this condition is in the top grade in both desirability and value. The coin was never used in circulation. Retaining its original surfaces with no signs of wear, and still bright with mint luster. The points of possible contact and the first to show friction are the Indian's cheek just under the eye and the hip of the buffalo.

1936 Nickel Extremely Fine Condition

Extremely Fine: As a coin circulates friction begins to show as a slight loss of detail on the hair braid of the Indian and upper front leg of the Buffalo. Although wear is noticeable your nickel still appears sharp and crisp, and a desirable coin.

Buffalo Nickel Fine Condition

Fine: In this condition your coin is still valued and collected. Moderate, even wear over the entire surface is accepted. All the major design elements are visible. The buffalo is smooth on small portions of the head, front shoulder and hip. On the Indian, the hair just above the braid shows little detail.

Buffalo Nickel Good Condition

Good: Heavy wear depicts the appearance of this 1936 nickel. The tops of the legends on both the obverse and reverse have blended into the rim. Wide areas are lacking detail all across the Buffalo and Indian. The date, one of the highest parts of the coin is faint and no longer bold.

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