2005 Buffalo Nickel




CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 2005 P Westward Journey Nickels in average condition to be worth 5 cents, while one in mint state could be valued around $5.00. - Last updated: August, 25 2022


2005 Buffalo Nickel
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Notes:

The 2005 Nickel with a Buffalo on the reverse has been titled American Bison nickel by the United States Mint.


The reverse has the words E Pluribus Unum.


This coin is part of the Westward Journey Nickels coin series.

In terms of errors there is a "Reverse Die Gouge Mint Error" that has been certified.

2005 Buffalo Nickel Error Guide
2005 Buffalo Nickel Errors
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Improperly Annealed Error

The cause of this error is a bit of a mystery but it has been suggested then the planchets are struck either too long or when planchet temperatures are raised forcing some of the copper from the copper core to rise to the surface and overtake the nickel coating. Whatever the case may be, the 2005 Buffalo Nickel has many examples of this error floating around, and they are worth around $100 certified.

Clipped Planchet Error

When the planchets are repunched or restruck by the mechanism that cuts the circular planchets from the sheets of copper nickel, clipped planchet errors occur. Whenever a planchet is not fully ejected and on or under another planchet this can happen. Best described as a cookie cutter type error. A small crescent moon will be removed from the coin.

Die Gouge Error

Similar to a struck through error, Die Gouge Errors occur when an object is drug through the coin at some point creating strange objects and disturbances on the coin surfaces.

Copper Wash Error

Copper Wash Errors are similar to Improperly Annealed in that the subsurface copper rises to the coin surface. A copper wash is more dramatic in that the entire outer shell of the planchet appears to be coated in a thin layer (wash) of copper.

Speared Bison Error

Speared Bison / Speared Buffalo errors are known to exist on the 2005 Nickel. They are not all the same visually but they all share the same characteristic. A long line (called a spear) appears to enter and exit the buffalo's body.



How much is a 2005 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 5 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $5 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 2005, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


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Most Valuable

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

Image Year Mint Worth
Westward Journey Nickels 2004 S $15
Westward Journey Nickels 2004 S $15
Westward Journey Nickels 2005 S $12.50
Westward Journey Nickels 2004 P $10
Westward Journey Nickels 2004 D $10
Westward Journey Nickels 2005 S $9.50
Westward Journey Nickels 2004 P $8
Westward Journey Nickels 2004 D $8
Westward Journey Nickels 2005 D $5.50
Westward Journey Nickels 2005 P $5
Westward Journey Nickels 2005 D $5
Westward Journey Nickels 2005 $5
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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 Westward Journey Nickels's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Westward Journey Nickels?

Name Produced
2004 S 2,965,000
2004 S 2,992,000
2005 S 3,344,000
2005 S 3,344,000
2004 D 344,880,000
2004 P 361,440,000
2004 P 363,720,000
2004 D 372,000,000
2005 394,080,000
2005 D 411,120,000
2005 P 448,320,000
2005 D 487,680,000
Name Produced

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