Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,857,186
Catalog: KM-134
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1913 TYPE 2 5C MS obverse 1913 TYPE 2 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though its mintage is similar to the Type 1 issue, the 1913 Type 2 Philadelphia nickel was saved in much lesser numbers. Still, it is plentiful in grades through MS 65 by the sheer numbers produced.

Though sometimes less than fully struck, these Type 2 coins are not as often plagued by eroded dies and severe die clashing.

Varieties include quite collectable doubled dies for both obverse and reverse, and these are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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1913 TYPE 2 5C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1869
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/16/1997 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0937, 937/Lot# 1131 $70.85
8/25/1999 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1203, 1203/Lot# 1121 $185.30
3/20/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27034, 27034/Lot# 11139 $138.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 134 $287.50
5/27/2008 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28061, 28061/Lot# 21070 $62.00
5/5/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 750, 759/Lot# 70 $70.00
3/30/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 182314 $36.00
4/13/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 182057 $82.50


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