Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1929-D is common in lower circulated grades and semi-common in VF20 thru EF45. It is the rarest 1929 to 1938 Buffalo nickel in mint state and Gem condition, though it is not nearly as rare as the earlier Denver and San Francisco Mint issues. The strike is usually at least decent. Luster is typically somewhat frosty and iridescent.

 

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
8370000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
1524
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 6500 R-3.7 17 / 69 TIE 17 / 72 TIE
All Grades 1750 R-4.7 30 / 69 TIE 30 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 350 R-6.3 30 / 69 30 / 72

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade