Expert Comments

David Hall

While not particularly rare in circulated grades, the 1934-D is the rarest Buffalo nickel of the 1930s in mint state and Gem condition. Strike can be a significant problem with this issue as many specimens have very weakly struck horn detail. Luster is usually quite nice and deeply frosty.

 

PCGS #
3973
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
7480000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
2674
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 14000 R-2.9 43 / 69 TIE 44 / 72 TIE
All Grades 3500 R-4.3 49 / 69 TIE 50 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 700 R-5.6 37 / 69 TIE 37 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 14000
All Grades 3500
60 or Better 700
65 or Better R-2.9
All Grades R-4.3
60 or Better R-5.6
65 or Better 43 / 69 TIE
All Grades 49 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 37 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 44 / 72 TIE
All Grades 50 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 37 / 72 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade