1938-D/D 5C Buffalo MS66 Certification #84214464, PCGS #93984

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1938-D/D Buffalo Nickel is a common, but popular, variety.  The mintmark shows clear doubling from having been punched into the die twice.  Mint State examples are available by the thousands, often in Gem condition.  The finest examples certified by PCGS (as of February 2012) include 60 MS-67s.

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
7020000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
224
Pop Lower
1698
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 8000 R-3.4 28 / 69 TIE 28 / 72 TIE
All Grades 4000 R-4.2 52 / 69 TIE 53 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 3400 R-4.3 59 / 69 61 / 72

Condition Census

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