Owner's Comments

Pinnacle Rarities - December 2014.

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.

 

 

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
1437000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
55
Pop Lower
1588
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

Condition Census

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

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade