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1938-D Buffalo Nickel NGC MS67

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1938-D Buffalo Nickel NGC MS67
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Why purchase this 1938-D Buffalo Nickel?

The Buffalo Nickel, issued from 1913 until 1938, was the U.S. Mint's third series of five cent denomination coinage. The coin's design is an homage to the spirit of American pioneers and the powerful foundations of friendship and cooperation with the Native American nations. The series is an example of the artistic skill of acclaimed sculptor James Earle Fraser, who based the designs upon his personal experience with frontier life and interaction with Native American tribes.

  • Buffalo Nickels were struck exclusively at the Denver Mint in 1938, the series' final year of issue.
  • This 1938-D Buffalo Nickel is struck from a 75% copper and 25% nickel composition.
  • The coin measures 21.2 mm in diameter.
  • Final mintage is reported to be only 7,020,000 pieces.

Buffalo Nickel Design

Obverse: A Native American Chief is depicted on the obverse, with the inscriptions "1938" and "LIBERTY." The portrait is a composite of characteristics from three actual models: Iron Tail of the Sioux, Two Moons of the Cheyenne and John Big Tree of the Seneca nation. An incused "F" beneath the date credits Fraser with the design.

Reverse: The reverse features a standing buffalo, accompanied by the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" above, with "FIVE CENTS" and the Mint mark "D" located below.

Beautiful Mint State 67

This 1938-D Buffalo Nickel coin was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review and judged to be in impressive Mint State 67 condition, featuring a sharp strike, an amazing amount of original Mint luster and sensational eye appeal. The coin is presented in a sonically sealed protective holder accompanied by a NGC certification label.

This superbly graded, final year of issue 1938-D Buffalo Nickel will be a treasured addition to your collection!



This 1938-D Buffalo Nickel NGC MS67 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1938
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:D
Branch:Denver
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS67
Finish:Mint State
Weight in Grams:5 g
Weight in Ounces:0.1608 oz
Diameter:21.20 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:0.05
Mintage:7,020,000
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