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1924-S Buffalo Nickel Obverse     1924-S Buffalo Nickel Reverse


PCGS No: 3953


Circulation strikes: 1,437,000
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 Early American History Auctions

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This date often comes with weak details due to worn dies and inadequate striking pressures.  The coin illustrated above is Uncirculated but the reverse has no horn, a flat head, and hardly any tail details.

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

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