On a Type 1 nickel the buffalo is standing on a raised mound of earth, while on a Type 2 the ground is almost flat. See the attached links for pictures.
The single most valuable buffalo nickel is the 1937-D 3-legged variety, followed by the 1918/17-D double die, and then the 1913-S type 2.Note that the coin is called an Indian Head or Buffalo nickel, but not "buffalo head" - it shows the entire buffalo!
1 the nickel city 2 the queen city3 the city of good neighbors
Chief Iron Tail For more information on the native American depicted on the buffalo nickel, see paragraph 2 at the link below.
About $1 in average condition, $2 or 3 if it's only slightly worn.
With a small "S" under the words FIVE CENTS, about $1-2 in average condition. With a "D" or no letter, the upper range for an average circulated 1929 nickel* is about $3.
A: Nickel (II) Iodide = NiI2 1 Nickel 2+ and 2 Iodide 1- Pronounced " Nickel two iodide"
No Buffalo nickels ever had any silver in them only copper and nickel. Also 1938 was the last year of issue and all Buffalo nickels dated 1938 were made in Denver the mint mark is on the back under FIVE CENTS and most circulated coins are only 1 or 2 dollars
The 1913-D Buffalo nickel has two distinct varieties, the first type shows the buffalo on a mound, and the second type has it on flat ground and values are very different. Assuming the coin is circulated, the type 1 has retail values that run from $14.00-$60.00. The type 2 has values of $90.00-$258.00. The coin needs to be seen and graded for an accurate assessment. Values are a market average and only for coins in collectible condition, coins that are bent, corroded, scratched or have been cleaned have far less value if any to a collector or dealer
For the type I the mintmark is filled and the type II the mintmark is clear.
It is a common date among Buffalo nickels and is worth less then $2 unless it is in perfect condition.
Because the 1913-S Buffalo nickel has 2 distinct varieties, the values are very different. Take the coin to a collector or dealer because values in the low grade of G-4 for the type I is $40.00 but the value is $300.00 for the type II.