What is the value of a misstruck Buffalo Head nickel?
The value of any coin is most dependant on it's rarity. Mis-struck coins are exceptionally rare and, therefore, exceptionally valuble. I can't give an exact number, it's worth what someone will pay for it. A few years ago, brand new, mis-struck state quarter sold for over $500,000. I would take the coin to a coin dealer or an auction house like Sotheby's.
Mis-struck can mean alot of things -- from a coin that is slightly off-center, a coin that is missing letters due to a foreign substance in the die, or other common striking errors that are not worth much -- to rare doubled die errors, off-metal errors, and other rarities worth hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Without knowing exactly what kind of "mis-struck" error you have, it would only be blowing air up your skirt to give you an estimated value.
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This coin is commonly called either a buffalo nickel or an Indian head nickel (*). Please see the question "What is the value of a 1927 US nickel?" for more information. (*) But not a "buffalo head nickel" - after all, it shows the whole buffalo! Assuming the coin is circulated and has no mintmark, the 1927 Buffalo nickel is very common, average coins are $1.00-$5.00
A) The buffalo nickel design was not introduced until 1913 B) The buffalo design does not show the head of a buffalo, it shows the entire animal. If you are referring to a 1911 Liberty nickel, its retail value is $3 to $20 depending on condition. If you are referring to a Buffalo nickel (also called an Indian head nickel) you can find a range of values at this site, among others:
To clear things up: > It's not silver; all buffalo nickels were struck in the same alloy of 25% nickel and 75% copper used for modern nickels. > It's also not a "buffalo head nickel"; it's either "Indian head" or "buffalo", but not "buffalo head". Buffalo nickels show the whole animal! Please see the question "What is the value of a 1925 US nickel?" for more information.