Grading Buffalo Nickels
Below are the typical grading standards for Buffalo Nickels.
G4 Good- Legends and date readable. Horn worn off.
VG8 Very Good- Half horn shows.
F12 Fine- Three-quarters of horn shows. Obverse rim intact.
VF20 Very Fine- Full horn shows. Indian's cheekbone worn smooth.
EF40 Extremely Fine- Full horn. Slight wear on Indian's hair ribbon.
AU50 About Uncirculated- Traces of light wear on only the high points of the design. Half of mint luster is present.
MS60 Uncirculated- No trace of wear. Light blemishes.
MS63 Uncirculated- No trace of wear. Light blemishes.
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Top Tier Certified Buffalo Nickels on eBay
Click on any of the boxes to see much larger images and prices. These are all top tier certified Buffalo Nickels that you can use for comparing to your coins. Only PCGS, NGC, ANACS, ICG, NCS, CCCS, and ICCS.