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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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: 912
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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7/30/1997 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0967, 967/Lot# 1133 $174.40
12/27/1999 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1252, 1252/Lot# 1142 $2,621.50
9/23/2007 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1204 $241.50
9/1/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 279, 285/Lot# 250 $460.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131123/Lot# 28680 $488.75
6/10/2012 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 54603 $41.85
7/27/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30294 $376.00


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