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Obverse of 1917-S Buffalo Nickel     Reverse of 1917-S Buffalo Nickel


1917-S FIVE CENTS

PCGS No: 3936

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,193,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Earle Fraser

Diameter: 21.2 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Weight: 5 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) on the reverse below FIVE CENTS

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin

From Superior Stamp and Coin's 2000 ANA Midwinter Sale

More complete information is available on the CoinFacts CD-Rom, including:
     Significant examples
      Recent appearances at auction
      Variety information
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Recent appearances:
NGC MS-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 318, illustrated, sold for $8,050.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 319, illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 20 MS-66's.

Sources and recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service