10 Most Valuable Nickels & Rare Nickels Worth Money

1936-D Buffalo Nickel, 3 ½ Legs, MS63: An uncommon variant with a partially obscured front foreleg on the buffalo's image, highly valued by collectors.

1938-D/S Buffalo Nickel: Featuring an overpunched mintmark, particularly sought after with strong overpunching.

1954-S Jefferson Nickel, MS67 Full Step: A rare variant with a fully struck image of Monticello, highly valued among collectors. An MS67 example sold for $35,250 in July 2020.

1938 D Jefferson Nickel, MS68+ Full Step: Highly sought after in high grades with the Full Step designation.

1937-D Buffalo Nickel, 3 Legs, MS66: A unique error variant with a partially removed front foreleg, highly valued by collectors.

1916 Buffalo Nickel, Double Die Obverse, MS63: Notable for its double die obverse error, with details duplicated due to die striking.

1880 Shield Nickel, MS66: With the lowest mintage in the Shield Nickel series, highly sought after, especially in high grades.

1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel, MS65: Scarce due to an over-date error, with only around 7,000 examples known.

1913 Liberty Head Nickel, Proof, PR66: Among the rarest and most coveted of all nickels, with only five proof examples known.

1913 Liberty Head Nickel, Proof, PR66: The pinnacle of nickel collecting, with extreme rarity and historical intrigue. One PR66 graded coin sold for $4.56 million in 2018.