Does the Value of an Indian Head Nickel Ever Change?

The value of an Indian Head nickel, also known as a Buffalo nickel, does change over time and, as of 2015, has fallen off somewhat since its peak in 2008. Numerous publications track the value of Indian Head nickels and other collectible coins.

Although the value of all collectible coins can change over time, the value of Indian Head nickels is usually relatively consistent. Indian Head nickels do not contain any silver or gold, so fluctuations in those commodities markets do not affect their value. As of 2015, values range from 75 cents for circulated coins with common dates up to a sale price of $80,000 for a 1916 Doubled Die coin.