Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1936-D is one of the most common Buffalo nickels in all grades. In mint stae and Gem condition it is not quite as scarce as the 1936-S but it is more scarce than than the 1936, 1937, 1937-D, 1937-S, and 1938-D. Strike is usually fairly sharp. Luster is typically of the subdued frosty type.

 

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
24814000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
16
Pop Lower
4374
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 20000 R-2.8 60 / 69 TIE 61 / 72 TIE
All Grades 6000 R-3.8 60 / 69 TIE 62 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 4000 R-4.2 60 / 69 TIE 62 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #3978 (MS)     67
3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade