Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1934 is easy to obtain in circulated grades, as all all non-variety 1934 to 1928 Buffalo nickels. In mint state condition, the 1934 is much rarer than the other Philadelphia Mint isues of the 1930s. It's rarity is more like the P Mints of the 1920s. Gems are available and they are usually very well struck with the deep frosty type luster.

 

PCGS #
3972
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
20213003
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
8
Pop Lower
2402
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 12000 R-2.9 43 / 69 TIE 44 / 72 TIE
All Grades 2750 R-4.4 44 / 69 TIE 44 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 1200 R-4.9 48 / 69 TIE 49 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 12000
All Grades 2750
60 or Better 1200
65 or Better R-2.9
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-4.9
65 or Better 43 / 69 TIE
All Grades 44 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 48 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 44 / 72 TIE
All Grades 44 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 72 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade