1936 D Buffalo Nickel

The 1936 Buffalo Nickel produced by the mint in Denver is popular amongst those who have Native American ancestry. This coin will usually fetch $25.00, and at the very least $1.75 for a well worn specimen. High end collectors called Numismatics want a coin that is mint state, and on average a mint state graded and slabbed specimen in a hard case will fetch $150.00 - Last updated: June, 10 2022

1936 D Buffalo Nickel
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  • Year: 1936
  • Mint Mark: D
  • Type: Buffalo Nickel
  • Price: $1.75-$150.00+
  • Face Value: 0.05 USD
  • Produced: 24,814,000
  • Edge: Smooth

Notes: Look for a 3.5 or 3 and a half legged buffalo again make sure you are not buying a knock off or one that has had its leg scraped off. These errors are worth up to $19,000 so might want to have this sent of or only buy it if it has already been appraised and verified. Some people also call this an Indian Head Nickel
3 and Half Legged Buffalo

Price Chart

This section is more for experienced collectors only, and rates refer only to professionally graded and slabbed coins. If you are new to collecting the prices below may not make much sense.

Breakdown of pricing per condition for 1936 D Buffalo Nickel as follows.

  • Grade EF40 = $15-$25
  • Grade AU50 = $19-$31
  • Grade AU53 = $23-$38
  • Grade AU55 = $26-$44
  • Grade AU58 = $30-$50
  • Grade MS60 = $38-$56
  • Grade MS61 = $38-$63
  • Grade MS62 = $41-$69
  • Grade MS63 = $45-$75
  • Grade MS64 = $56-$94
  • Grade MS65 = $90-$150
  • Grade MS66 = $143-$238
  • Grade MS67 = $600-$1,000

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How much is a 1936 D Buffalo Nickel worth?

This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $1.75, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $150 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1936, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

If you are a fan of coin roll hunting or just want to learn more about buffalo nickels then search or scroll below to find the most valuable and rarest in this series.

Most Valuable

The most valuable Buffalo Nickel's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Buffalo Nickel 1924 S $14k
Buffalo Nickel 1926 S $7.6k
Buffalo Nickel 1927 S $5k
Buffalo Nickel 1920 D $3.5k
Buffalo Nickel 1928 D $3.4k
Buffalo Nickel 1918 D $3.3k
Buffalo Nickel 1925 S $3.3k
Buffalo Nickel 1924 D $3k
Buffalo Nickel 1920 S $2.5k
Buffalo Nickel 1919 D $2,350
Buffalo Nickel 1916 D $1,780
Buffalo Nickel 1918 S $1,760
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
Image Name Mint Worth

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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Buffalo Nickel's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Buffalo Nickel?

Name Produced
1926 S 970,000
1931 S 1,200,000
1924 S 1,437,000
1915 S 1,505,000
1921 S 1,557,000
1913 S 3,314,000
1927 S 3,430,000
1914 S 3,470,000
1914 D 3,912,000
1917 S 4,193,000
1925 D 4,450,000
1918 S 4,882,000
1924 D 5,258,000
1930 S 5,435,000
1937 S 5,635,000
1926 D 5,638,000
1927 D 5,730,000
1923 S 6,142,000
1925 S 6,256,000
1928 D 6,436,000
Name Produced

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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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