1938 D Buffalo Nickels : D on S

Indian Head Nickel - Line Type

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Denver

Designer - Engraver: James Earle Fraser
Metal Composition: 75% Copper - 25% Nickel

Diameter: 21.2 mm
Mass / Weight: 5 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1938 D/S D Over S Indian Head Buffalo Nickel
The 1938 D/S Buffalo Nickel is an RPM variety. The Denver mint stamped a D mint mark on top of an S mintmark hence the D Over S error. This is best indentified by a small portion of the S seen within the D and a small portion protruding out of the upper-right side of the D as depicted by the arrows in the example image of this coin above.
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
$5.57$8.19$10$14$20$32$56$82-

The 1938-D Buffalo Nickel (D on S Variety) is worth $8.19 in average condition and can be worth $56 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $0.0349





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