Grading Buffalo Nickels

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Below are the typical grading standards for Buffalo Nickels.

Grading Buffalo Nickel

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.

Video: How to Tell the Difference Between Mint State and AU


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1925 D BUFFALO NICKEL XF 40 NGC SKU208092
1925 D BUFFALO NICKEL XF 40 NGC   SKU208092
1916 S BUFFALO NICKEL AU 50 PCGS SKU208081
1916 S BUFFALO NICKEL AU 50 PCGS   SKU208081
1919 S BUFFALO NICKEL XF 40 PCGS CAC SKU208085
1919 S BUFFALO NICKEL XF 40 PCGS CAC   SKU208085
1934 D BUFFALO NICKEL MS 65 NGC SMALL D SKU208097
1934 D BUFFALO NICKEL MS 65 NGC  SMALL D    SKU208097
1918 S BUFFALO NICKEL XF 40 PCGS SKU208084
1918 S BUFFALO NICKEL XF 40 PCGS   SKU208084
1918 D BUFFALO NICKEL AU 55 NGC SKU208083
1918 D BUFFALO NICKEL AU 55 NGC   SKU208083
1924 BUFFALO NICKEL MS 65 NGC SKU208089
1924 BUFFALO NICKEL MS 65 NGC   SKU208089
1937 D 3 LEGGED BUFFALO NICKEL VF 35 NGC CAC SKU208102
1937 D 3 LEGGED BUFFALO NICKEL VF 35 NGC CAC   SKU208102
1928 S BUFFALO NICKEL AU 58 NGC CAC SKU208096
1928 S BUFFALO NICKEL AU 58 NGC CAC   SKU208096
1917 D BUFFALO NICKEL XF 45 NGC SKU208082
1917 D BUFFALO NICKEL XF 45 NGC   SKU208082
1936 S BUFFALO NICKEL MS 66 PCGS CAC SKU208100
1936 S BUFFALO NICKEL MS 66 PCGS CAC   SKU208100
1924 D BUFFALO NICKEL XF 40 NGC SKU208090
1924 D BUFFALO NICKEL XF 40 NGC   SKU208090
1925 S BUFFALO NICKEL AU 58 PCGS CAC SKU208091
1925 S BUFFALO NICKEL AU 58 PCGS CAC   SKU208091
1927 S BUFFALO NICKEL AU 58 NGC CAC SKU208094
1927 S BUFFALO NICKEL AU 58 NGC CAC   SKU208094
1929 BUFFALO NICKEL MS 65 PCGS CAC SKU195279
1929 BUFFALO NICKEL MS 65 PCGS CAC   SKU195279
1929 BUFFALO NICKEL NGC MS 65
1929 BUFFALO NICKEL NGC MS 65
1930 BUFFALO NICKEL NGC MS 65
1930 BUFFALO NICKEL NGC MS 65

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