The 1937 buffalo nickel value reaches as much as seventy thousand dollars. Why? It has to do with the buffalo on the reverse side. I’ll share in a minute. Before that, I’d like to talk about the mintage for a minute. Then I’ll share the difference with this buffalo nickel from most. Then we’ll get to the reason you’re here. The value of the coin of course! So let’s get to it, starting with mintage.
In 1937, the Buffalo Nickel (or sometimes called the Indian Head Nickel) was minted in three places.
- 1937 was minted in Philadelphia
- 1937-D was minted in Denver
- 1937-S was minted in San Francisco
1937-D 3 Legged Buffalo Nickel
Okay, so the cat is out of the bag. Or should I say the leg is out of the buffalo. Feel free to click on the image to get a larger view.
The die was polished off the front right leg, so when the coin was struck, we end up with a three legged buffalo nickel. The 1937 3 Legged Buffalo Nickel was in Denver only and many went into circulation before it was caught.
When looking at the coin, you’ll notice that the hoof and stump are both there, but the leg itself is missing. This is a rare coin, making it a great coin to have for a collection.
Just be careful of counterfeits. Unfortunately, some people attempted to duplicate this coin to make some extra money, so be sure to look closely and make sure that the leg wasn’t removed.
1937 Buffalo Nickel Value by Mint
Okay, so here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. You’re probably excited to find out the value of the 3 legged buffalo nickel, now that you’ve read about it (unless of course you skipped ahead and went right to this section).
So without and further waiting, here is the 1937 Buffalo Nickel value chart:
1937 Buffalo Recommendations
Regardless of the type of collector you are, get your hands on the 3 legged buffalo nickel, if at all possible!
Low Budget Collector
If funds are short, here are some recommendations for you. I know the 3 legged buffalo is out of your budget, so I didn’t include it here.
- MS65 1937 Buffalo Nickel
- MS65 1937-D Buffalo Nickel
- MS651937-S Buffalo Nickel
Middle Budget Collector
Okay, you’re going to spend some money here, but it’s worth it to get your hands on the three legged buffalo nickel. There are a couple of other recommendations for you as well.
- MS67 1937 Buffalo Nickel
- MS67 1937-D Buffalo Nickel
- MS60 1937-D Three Legged Buffalo Nickel
- MS671937-S Buffalo Nickel
If the MS60 is out of your budget, get one that is graded as high as you can afford. Remember, higher graded coins typically grow in value faster than lower grade coins.
High End Collector
You will obviously need to get your hands on the 3 legged buffalo nickel. However you may also want a regular coin in your collection as well, so I have a few suggestions for you.
- MS68 1937 Buffalo Nickel
- MS68 1937-D Buffalo Nickel
- MS661937-D 3 Legged Buffalo Nickel
Again, if the MS66 is out of your price range, find one with a grade as high as possible that your comfortable with.
So What Do You Think About the 1937 Buffalo Nickel Value?
So what do you think? Is this a coin that you may be interested in adding to your collection? The three legged coin is definitely an exciting one to have in your collection. Now that you know the 1937 buffalo nickel value, the decision is up to you!
Looking for more information on these nickels? You might be interested in looking at the 1934 or 1913 Buffalo Nickel.