Coins Certified as of 1/18

My Coin #11736837

1937-D 5C MS68

PCGS#: 3981

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Yes, the 1937-D Nickel is a very common coin in most grades, but let's talk about condition rarity.  Thousands of examples of this date have been certified in MS64, MS65, and MS66 condition, but in MS67, the population drops off dramatically.  MS68 is where this date shines (literally).  In March of 2015, one of the two PCGS MS68 examples sold for an amazing $35,250, setting a new, remarkably high record for the date, and pretty much for any late-date Buffalo Nickel.

David Hall: The 1937-D is a common Buffalo nickel in all grades. Only the 1937 and 1938-D are easier to find in mint state and Gem condition. Strike is usually very sharp and luster is typically quite frosty.


Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 17,826,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 35,000 R-2.6 66 / 69 TIE 68 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 10,000 R-3.0 65 / 69 67 / 72
65 or Better 8,000 R-3.4 64 / 69 66 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Stack's/Bowers 3/2015:96, $35,250

3 MS67+ PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade