Top 10 Rare and Unique Errors Found in Nickels

1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

Caused by over-polishing the die, resulting in the buffalo appearing to have only three legs.

1942-D Over Horizontal D Jefferson Nickel

Features a D mintmark punched over a horizontal D, a distinctive and sought-after error.

1943/2-P Jefferson Nickel

A wartime nickel with an overdate error, where the 1943 date was struck over a 1942 die.

1949-D/S Jefferson Nickel

This coin has a D mintmark over an S mintmark, a rare and collectible mint error.

1954-S/D Jefferson Nickel

Features an S mintmark over a D, making it a unique and valuable find for collectors.

1939 Doubled Monticello and Five Cents

Shows clear doubling on the words "Monticello" and "Five Cents" on the reverse.

1945-P Doubled Die Reverse

A wartime nickel with doubling on the reverse, particularly around Monticello and E Pluribus Unum.

2004-D Wisconsin Extra Leaf Nickels

These have an extra leaf on the ear of corn on the reverse, either high or low leaf varieties.

2005-D Speared Bison Jefferson Nickel

Features a die gouge that creates the appearance of a spear running through the bison's back.

2007-D Jefferson Nickel With Missing Edge Lettering

Lacks the standard inscriptions on the edge, a rare minting error.