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Obverse of 1937 Buffalo Nickel     Reverse of 1937 Buffalo Nickel


PCGS Nos: 3980, 3996


Circulation strikes: 79,480,000
Proofs: 5,769

Designer: James Earle Fraser

Diameter: 21.2 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Weight: 5 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) on the reverse below FIVE CENTS

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

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     Significant examples
      Recent appearances at auction
      Variety information
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Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-68.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 323, illustrated, sold for $6,900.00  From the Richard M Collection of Proof Buffalo nickels.

PCGS Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 324, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

For souvenirs at the 1941 American Numismatic Association Convention, dealer Ira S. Reed offered 104 sets of 1937 Cent and Five Cents with specially reeded edges (done outside the Mint).  He sold the two-coin sets for $4 each.

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-68's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-69.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-67's.

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

"Those 1937 Reeded Edge Minor Coins", The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine, November 20, 1953, pages 1153-1154