U.S. Buffalo Nickel 1913-S Type II Good
“True Scarcity” Type II
The original Buffalo
nickel design had an impressive raised
relief engraving, most prominently in the
ground on which the buffalo stands. But
after the acclaimed release in 1913, banks
complained about stacking problems. So
the design was revised that same year.
The raised mound was replaced with a
simple flat line creating Type II nickels.
Only about 3% of this revised design were
produced in 1913, the first year of issue.
And fewer than 4% of those were S-mint
specimens output in San Francisco. Welltraveled
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