Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,337,000
Catalog: KM-133
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS obverse 1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite having a fairly low mintage for a 20th Century minor coin, this issue is common due to the typical hoarding that accompanies any first-year-of-issue type. Adding to the population of Mint State survivors are countless coins put aside by speculators in response to the revised reverse.

Type 1 1913 D nickels are common across all grades through MS 66. The severely eroded and deeply clashed dies so often seen with the Philadelphia coins are not as much of a problem with the Denver edition. In fact, examples from fresh dies are sometimes found with amazingly sharp strikes and make for better type coins overall.

A minor repunched mintmark variety is known for this issue. Examples are also found having the shallowest feather polished off of the die. These "2-feathers" die states are not recognized by NGC, as they are not true varieties.

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1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2122
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 260 $120.75
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1196 $264.50
10/14/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67103, 67103/Lot# 23148 $299.00
3/23/2008 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68035, 68035/Lot# 65097 $503.70
5/3/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The May 2010 Online Auction, 54/Lot# 143 $218.50
2/9/2011 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3011, 3011/Lot# 1158 $230.00
2/26/2012 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 36359 $29.00
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7620 $470.00


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