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.

 

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
14930000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
17
Pop Lower
3875
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

Condition Census

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