Coins Certified as of 2/10

My Coin #04539902

1938-D 5C Buffalo MS68

PCGS#: 3984

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1938-D is the most common Buffalo nickel in mint state and Gem condition by several multiples. Interestingly, this issue is somewhat scarce in circulated condition. Apparently many were saved as this was the last year of issue for the Buffalo nickel series and in the same year the Jefferson nickel began. So collectors of the day would have been very aware that this was the last year of issue and large quantities of original uncirculated rolls were saved. The strike is usually super sharp and luster can be extremely frosty. There are many spectacular Gem survivors of this issue and it is generally the "prettiest" of all Buffalo nickels.


Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 7,020,000 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 150,000 R-1.9 69 / 69 72 / 72
60 or Better 100,000 R-2.0 68 / 69 71 / 72
65 or Better 80,000 R-2.2 67 / 69 70 / 72

Condition Census

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