Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 21,620,000
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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1924 5C MS obverse 1924 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1924 Philadelphia Mint nickels are usually available in most grades, with only gem pieces being somewhat scarce. Coins in the higher circulated grades of XF and AU are also a bit elusive.

This issue is almost never found fully struck, most examples being a bit weak in the Indian's hair and the bison's forehead. The luster is usually good, and this is more of a factor in grading than strike.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1924 5C MS
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Base $ 1.75 2.75 5.50 10.50 23.00 23.00 40.00 42.00 50.00 60.00 75.00 85.00 120 220 390 750 2350 16150 - - -
$ 27.00 42.00 45.00 55.00 65.00 80.00 95.00 135 250 500 1050 3250 22500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 640
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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7/20/2005 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2068, 2068/Lot# 1132 $352.00
12/19/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #67, 72/Lot# 162 $1,909.00
11/13/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Dallas, TX US Coin Final Session #453, 453/Lot# 7448 $695.75
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3873 $747.50
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 8853 $460.00
12/2/2012 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/02/2012, 51/Lot# 86305 $14.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30299 $418.30


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