Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 7,569,500
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
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1915 D 5C MS obverse 1915 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1915 D nickels are moderately scarce in the higher circulated grades and all levels of Mint State. Gems are seldom seen, and many are less than fully struck.

It was around this time that die cracks became so common on Denver Mint coins, and this problem persisted through the late 1920s. It's unknown whether such cracks resulted from improper hardening of the dies or some other technical cause, but they are far more common on D Mint coins than those of the other mints.

A bold repunched mintmark variety is known for 1915 D, one of the nicest for the entire series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1915 D 5C MS
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Base $ 20.00 32.00 40.00 70.00 130 130 155 170 190 215 245 265 305 375 625 1775 4900 15000 - - -
$ 140 165 190 205 235 265 285 335 440 950 2875 7475 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 939
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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2/6/1995 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions February 1995 Long Beach Sale #130, 130/Lot# 5555 $467.50
3/21/1998 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1998 Mid-Winter ANA Signature Sale #184, 184/Lot# 5541 $1,495.00
12/2/1998 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1111, 1111/Lot# 1261 $218.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3849 $529.00
11/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8006 $164.50
2/10/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 94394 $143.00
3/3/2013 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 741, 750/Lot# 40 $190.00
5/12/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20120 $91.65


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