Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1918 is about as rare as other early Philadelphia Mints in circulated grades. In Gem condition, the 1918 is the rarest P Mint Buffalo nickel. It is about equal in rarity to the 1913-D Type 2 and 1914-D. Strike for the 1918 is uaually very sharp and luster is usually not a problem. While rare in Gem condition, when you do find one it is usually very nice.

 

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
32086314
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
1310
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 6500 R-3.7 17 / 69 TIE 17 / 72 TIE
All Grades 1400 R-4.8 23 / 69 TIE 23 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 31 / 69 TIE 31 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade