Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 6,142,000
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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1923 S 5C MS obverse 1923 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

By the latter part of 1923 the existing supply of nickels in storage from earlier years had finally been distributed, and demand for new pieces existed once again. The six million coined at San Francisco in 1923 were not enough to prevent this issue from becoming slightly scarce in Mint State and in the higher circulated grades.

Most Mint State survivors are less than fully struck, though a very small number of exceptional pieces are known. More common is coins having a decent obverse strike and a mushy reverse that resulted from leftover dies of earlier years.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1923 S 5C MS
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Base $ 8.00 13.00 35.00 125 275 275 330 360 425 525 615 650 685 925 1475 10250 40000 - - - -
$ 315 355 400 440 600 640 675 750 1250 3220 18400 67565 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1127
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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8/9/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3372


Auction Prices Realized

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9/28/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1090, 1090/Lot# 1240 $5,512.00
11/18/1999 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 1999 Santa Clara Signature Sale #213, 213/Lot# 6405 $201.25
3/27/2005 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 2018, 2018/Lot# 1078 $20.00
12/26/2005 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #68, 73/Lot# 154 $138.00
6/26/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 443 $1,380.00
9/14/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 768 $4,830.00
2/24/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 100644 $220.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1677 $1,057.50


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