Buffalo Nickels were made in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco from 1913 to 1938. The first 1913 Buffalo Nickels showed the Buffalo on a mound. Later that year the coin was redesigned to show the Bison on a straight lines base.
The bison was modeled after “Black Diamond” in the New York City Zoo. Buffalo nickels are extremely popular.
Extraordinary quality and easily the finest 1913 proof Buffalo we've handled. The strike is razor sharp on both sides and the surfaces exhibit incredibly vibrant satiny mint luster. Wonderfully original and mark-free with beautiful iridescent hues of ice-blue, rose and gold. NGC has graded just 4 coins Proof-68 and 2 have been given the 'Star' designation for outstanding eye appeal. None have graded finer at either service.
CAC. Blazing luster and a needle-sharp strike with faint lavender toning.
A gorgeous matte proof with a razor-sharp strike. The obverse exhibits a mostly light gold tint whereas the reverse features a lavender-blue tint with rose and gold highlights. Eye appeal is excellent and the mintage for this popular first-year issue is only 1,520.
A needle-sharp strike with flawless matte surfaces that are drenched with rich light golden luster. Super quality!
Type 2. Vibrant lustrous surfaces with an attractive light golden hue and no marks or spots. A nearly perfect matte proof!
Battleship gray surfaces and ample remnant luster.
Satiny luster and a sharp strike with minimal marks.
Stunning nickel-white surfaces exhibit strong flowing luster and a virtually mark-free appearance. Strike is excellent and includes a fully rounded horn and a full and distinct tip at the end of the Buffalo's tail. Quite elusive at this grade level with none grading numerically finer at PCGS.
Brilliant mint luster with subtle gold tints rests upon nearly mark-free surfaces. A great strike and wonderful eye appeal.
A pleasing example of one of the 'keys' to the series. The strike is solid with full buffalo head detail and a split tail and the surfaces are nearly mark-free with shimmering mint luster.
A key date with the third lowest mintage in the series.
CAC. Extremely well struck with vibrant lustrous surfaces that have a faint golden hue. Super eye appeal!
CAC. Beautiful matte surfaces exhibit a hint of light gold and a razor-sharp strike with outstanding detail. Surfaces are exceptionally clean and virtually flawless. A stand-out example and sure to please!
CAC. Light gold and subtle blue hues rest upon lovely nickel-gray matte surfaces.
Gorgeous matte surfaces radiate soft rainbow pastel hues and exhibit a super strike. Fantastic eye appeal!
Rich satiny luster over nearly flawless silky smooth surfaces.