Coins With Hidden Value

3-legged Buffalo Nickel – Up to $100,000

3-legged Buffalo nickel


The 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel refers to a rare and sought-after variety of the Buffalo Nickel, a five-cent coin minted by the United States from 1913 to 1938. The variety is characterized by a noticeably absent foreleg on the buffalo on the reverse side of the coin. This error occurred when a Mint employee attempted to repair a damaged die by polishing away the raised details, inadvertently removing one of the buffalo’s legs in the process.

The error was quickly corrected, resulting in a limited number of 3-Legged Buffalo Nickels entering circulation. Collectors prize these coins for their uniqueness and rarity.