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What is the value of an Indian head nickel with no date?


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July 17, 2015 9:12PM

Buffalo nickels sell for about 15 to 25 cents if the date is worn off. If you want to sell one a flea market dealer might give you 5 to 10 cents.

Buffalo nickels had a design flaw that caused the date to wear faster than the rest of the coin, but it still took several years for the problem to show up because nickel is a very hard metal. By the time it became a problem and the Mint (partially) fixed the design, there were about a dozen years' worth of nickels in circulation that had lost, or would lose, their dates.

It's common to have a buffalo nickel with the date worn off, due to an issue with the coin's design. One in that condition is worth 10 cents. Buffalo nickels were extremely prone to wear, and dateless coins are common. It's worth 10 cents.