Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1936-S is common in all grades though in mint state and Gem condition it is the scarcest of the 1936 to 1938 non-variety issues. The strike is usually sharp for a San Francisco Mint Buffalo nickel and luster is typically of the grey brilliant type.

 

PCGS #
3979
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
14930000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
4088
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 22000 R-2.7 64 / 69 TIE 65 / 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
65 or Better 22000
All Grades 6000
60 or Better 4000
65 or Better R-2.7
All Grades R-3.8
60 or Better R-4.2
65 or Better 64 / 69 TIE
All Grades 60 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 60 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 65 / 72 TIE
All Grades 62 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 72 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:114, $6,168.75

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Gately Collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:4850, $2,820

4 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:114, $6,168.75

MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Gately Collection

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:4850, $2,820

MS67 PCGS grade #4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade