What Is a 1936 Buffalo Nickel Worth?

Buffalo nickels from 1936 are some of the least valuable from the Buffalo nickel series, valued between 43 cents and $21, as of 2014. Value depends on the condition and mintmark of the coin. The coins from San Francisco are worth the most, followed by those from Denver and Philadelphia.

Many coin collectors grade the condition of a coin on a scale of good, fine, extremely fine and uncirculated. Coins in better condition are worth more than those in poor condition, with uncirculated coins fetching the highest value. The rarest Buffalo nickels are uncirculated Denver coins from between 1917 and 1918, and they are potentially worth thousands.