Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Yes, the 1937-D Nickel is a very common coin in most grades, but let's talk about condition rarity.  Thousands of examples of this date have been certified in MS64, MS65, and MS66 condition, but in MS67, the population drops off dramatically.  MS68 is where this date shines (literally).  In March of 2015, one of the two PCGS MS68 examples sold for an amazing $35,250, setting a new, remarkably high record for the date, and pretty much for any late-date Buffalo Nickel.


David Hall

The 1937-D is a common Buffalo nickel in all grades. Only the 1937 and 1938-D are easier to find in mint state and Gem condition. Strike is usually very sharp and luster is typically quite frosty.

 

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
17826000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
33
Pop Lower
7730
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 35000 R-2.6 66 / 69 TIE 68 / 72 TIE
All Grades 10000 R-3.0 65 / 69 67 / 72
60 or Better 8000 R-3.4 64 / 69 66 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

Gerald Forsythe Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2015:96, $35,250 - JDG Trust Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade