As of 2014, the average 1905 U.S. Liberty Head V nickel is worth between $2 and $4. However, uncirculated nickels and certified coins in near-perfect condition may fetch as much as $135.
Those in the well-worn shape typical of most coins from the era and coins in fair condition make up the majority found in modern times. There were also 2,152 proof Liberty Head nickels issued in 1905 valued at about $300 by dealers. While the standard Liberty Head nickel is not a particularly rare coin, the fact that it has not been minted since 1912 and is relatively inexpensive keeps it in moderate demand among collectors.Learn More
A three-legged buffalo nickel in circulation is worth anywhere from $400 to $1,000, while one that is not in circulation can pull in $20,000 or more. The condition of the coin is important to collectors, so the ones that are in better condition will command a higher price.Full Answer >
Since the U.S. Mint dates all coins it produces, collectors consider a Buffalo Indian Head nickel with the date rubbed off as a low-grade coin likely worth about 50 cents. The intrinsic value of the metal in the coins is around 5 cents, as of 2014.Full Answer >
The value of a U.S. 1937 Indian buffalo nickel ranges between $1.75 to $45. There is a very rare error in this coin in which the buffalo has only three legs. This error is worth upwards of $5,000.Full Answer >
A 1943 nickel is from the Jefferson nickel design set, which the U.S. Mint began using in 1938. Those minted from 1941 to 1943 are considered wartime Jefferson silver nickels because of their increased silver content.Full Answer >