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... More »

With a weight of 5 grams, the U.S. nickel weighs twice as much as a penny and more than double the weight of a dime. The nickel is worth 5 cents. More »

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At 2014 pricing levels, a 1961 nickel is worth between its face value of 5 cents and a collector's value of 49 cents, depending on its condition. Coin collectors use a scale of good, fine, extremely fine and uncirculated... More »

It isn't unusual to see a buffalo nickel with the date worn away, because the date was printed on a raised part of the coin's design. Since determining the age and rarity of the coin is impossible without the date, such ... More »

The U.S. Mint believes that the Native American figure depicted on the Buffalo Indian Head nickel is a composite image of Chief Iron Tail of the Lakota Sioux, Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne and another unnamed American ... More »

The Royal Canadian Mint produces all coinage in Canada, both for circulation and collectors coins. Coins minted for circulation are issued as Canadian currency and are used to make everyday purchases in Canada. The desig... More »

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The Official Red Book of coins is a commonly used price guide for coin collectors. The full name of the book is "The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of United States Coins." More »

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