How Much Is an Indian Head Nickel With No Year Worth?

How Much Is an Indian Head Nickel With No Year Worth?

How Much Is an Indian Head Nickel With No Year Worth?

Since the U.S. Mint dates all coins it produces, collectors consider a Buffalo Indian Head nickel with the date rubbed off as a low-grade coin likely worth about 50 cents. The intrinsic value of the metal in the coins is around 5 cents, as of 2014.

Much of the collectible value of a Buffalo Indian Head nickel is derived from its year and mintmark, making it difficult to value a coin with those features rubbed off. If a collector can determine the date of the coin through alternative means, it may be worth between 43 cents for common years and $424 for rare coins, such as the 1937 D 3 Leg Buffalo Indian Head nickel.