Owner's Comments

Heritage (Long Beach) - September 2014.

Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1929-S is fairly common in circulated grades, a little tougher than the 1929, but not as scarce as the 1929-D in all grades including Gem MS65 or better. It is scarce in mint state and Gem condition. The strike is typically pretty decent for a San Francisco Mint Buffalo nickel, though specimens with a "mushy look" to the strike are sometimes encountered. Luster is of the "grey-brilliant" type.

 

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
7754000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
41
Pop Lower
2028
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 4500 R-4.1 5 / 69 TIE 5 / 72 TIE
All Grades 2500 R-4.5 38 / 69 TIE 38 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 1000 R-5.0 43 / 69 TIE 44 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

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