Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1919-D is scarce in circulated grades, rare in Mint State condition, and very rare in Gem condition. In fact, in Gem condition the 1919-D is the rarest Denver Mint Buffalo nickel of the 1913 to 1919 era. Most, but not all, Mint State survivors are found with decent strikes. Luster is usually a cross between satiny and frosty. This is a rare coin, but when found it can be quite nice.

 

PCGS #
3942
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
8006000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
1347
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 5000 R-4.0 9 / 69 TIE 9 / 72 TIE
All Grades 800 R-5.4 10 / 69 TIE 10 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 140 R-7.6 18 / 69 18 / 72
65 or Better 5000
All Grades 800
60 or Better 140
65 or Better R-4.0
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-7.6
65 or Better 9 / 69 TIE
All Grades 10 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 69
65 or Better 9 / 72 TIE
All Grades 10 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 72

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2012:3490, $12,925 - David Lawrence 5/2017:1233466 , $12,750 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:77, $19,975

1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #3942 (MS)     66
4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2012:3490, $12,925 - David Lawrence 5/2017:1233466 , $12,750 - D.L. Hansen Collection

MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:77, $19,975

MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade
PCGS #3942 (MS)     66 #4 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade