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.
Type 2. Vibrant lustrous surfaces with an attractive light golden hue and no marks or spots. A nearly perfect matte proof!
CAC. Virtually perfect with great luster intensity and a needle-sharp strike.
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.
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 with wonderful eye appeal!
Gorgeous matte surfaces with vibrant luster and soft rainbow pastel hues. The strike is needle-sharp and the eye appeal is fantastic!
Vibrant luster and a solid strike. Nice for the grade.
Rich satiny luster over nearly flawless silky smooth surfaces.
Very sharply struck and mark-free with glistening brilliant luster displaying very subtle shades of powder-blue, rose, and lavender.