Coins With Hidden Value

The “Speared Buffalo” 2005 Nickel – $1,000

speared buffalo


Believe it or not, this buffalo nickel could really put a hole in your pocket. In 2005, the Bison Jefferson design was brought back for the Westward Journey Nickel Series. However, this particular coin honoring Western exploration was minted with one glaring design error.

The “speared Buffalo” Jefferson nickel was the result of a die gouge passing through the buffalo, hence the name. In mint condition, this little nickel could rake in over $1,000. Unfortunately, the commemorative coins and their errors were not all created equally. Many are only valued between 50 and 100 dollars.