Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1921 is scarce in circulated grades and very scarce in Gem uncirculated condition. In Gem MS65 or better condition, the 1921 is not quite as rare as the 1920, but it is rarer than all the Philadelphia Mint Buffalos that follow except for the 1924. The 1920 is usually well struck and luster tends toward the frosty look, as opposed to the satiny look of many earlier issues in this series.

 

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
10663000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
1449
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 7500 R-3.5 26 / 69 TIE 26 / 72 TIE
All Grades 1500 R-4.8 23 / 69 TIE 23 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 700 R-5.6 37 / 69 TIE 37 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

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