Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1924-S is rare in circulated grades, one of the rarest of all Buffalo nickels. It is also rare in mint state, and it is very rare in Gem condition. There are only three dozen or so Gem quality examples known. Strike can be an issue with the 1924-S, but usually not as much of a problem as with dates such as the 1918-S, 1920-S, 1923-S, and 1925-S. Luster is usually a little sudued and somewhat satiny looking. In any grade, the 1924-S is one of the key dates in the Buffalo nickel series.

 

 

PCGS #
3953
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
1437000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
1675
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 6000 R-3.8 13 / 69 TIE 13 / 72 TIE
All Grades 500 R-6.0 6 / 69 TIE 6 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 8 / 69 TIE 8 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 6000
All Grades 500
60 or Better 60
65 or Better R-3.8
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better 13 / 69 TIE
All Grades 6 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 72 TIE
All Grades 6 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 72 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade