Owner's Comments

WRB10410 (eBay) - October 2014.

Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1919-S is scarce in circulated grades, rare in Mint State, and a major rarity in Gem condition. Most of the killer rarities in the Buffalo nickel series are the 1918 thru 1927 San Francisco issues. They are all extremely rare in Gem MS65 condition and almost impossiblke to find any better. For the 1919-S, only a few dozen Gems are known. Strike can often be a problem, as can a lack of decent luster. In Gem condition, the 1919-S is one of the key dates in the series.

 

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
7521000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
44
Pop Lower
1132
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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 60 R-8.4 8 / 69 TIE 8 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

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

Heritage 10/2006:528, $109,250 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2140, $100,625 - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13140, $89,300 - “Gately” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2016:2038, $82,250

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Gerald R Forsythe Collection

4 MS65+ PCGS grade MS65+ PCGS grade
4 MS65+ PCGS grade