1936 Buffalo Nickel

The 1936 version of the Buffalo Nickel is worth on average $80.00 if in Mint State (uncirculated), while one in poor condition will have a value of just $1.00. If the coin has an error, or is certified this will further add to the appeal and raise it's price numismatically speaking.


  • Year: 1936
  • Mint: No Mint Mark
  • Type: Buffalo Nickel
  • Mintage: 118,997,000
  • Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
  • What's it worth?: $80.00 to $1.00

The 1936 P Buffalo Nickel was one of the last Buffalo Nickels to be issued, as production would stop in 1938. Price listed above are maxed out at MS65. There are MS66 and MS67 versions of this coin that sell for hundreds of dollars in a healthy market.

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Common Questions

Mint mark is located on the reverse bottom center under the words Five Cents.

Mint Mark

Chief Iron Tail was the primary inspiration for the United States Buffalo Nickel. Iron Tail was a traveling performer of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. He belongs to the Oglala Lakota nation. James Earle Fraser the engraver also claimed to draw some inspiration from the Native American named Two Moons.

Buffalo Nickel

The Buffalo Nickel has a weight of 5 g.