Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 37,981,000
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.
Link to this coin

1927 5C MS obverse 1927 5C MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

In The Complete Guide to Buffalo Nickels, author David W. Lange sums up the 1927(P) nickel as follows: "Well struck coins are the norm for this issue, but no Buffalo Nickel coined 1918 and later will have the sharpness of well struck coins from earlier years. The master hubs for this type gradually became worn, a process accelerated by the high mintages of 1916-20."

1927(P) nickels are plentiful across most grades, with a number of truly outstanding pieces known. Five examples were certified by NGC as Specimen (SP) coins, and it's believed that these were test pieces struck from chromium-plated dies. Such experiments were recorded in the Mint Director's Report for Fiscal Year 1928, though nothing was specifically mentioned regarding which coins were involved.

A minor doubled-die obverse variety is noted, but this is of little interest to most collectors.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1927 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 1.50 2.25 4.50 12.00 12.00 21.00 23.00 25.00 31.00 35.00 45.00 53.00 90.00 115 285 600 6000 - - -
$ - - 24.00 27.00 32.00 38.00 50.00 60.00 100.00 135 365 815 9750 -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 987
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/28/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 5489 $230.00
5/4/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 6177 $862.50
9/21/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 1890 $517.50
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 304 $460.00
7/29/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2400, 2400/Lot# 1113 $246.40
1/13/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/13/2013, 57/Lot# 94408 $69.30
3/30/2014 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 50 $240.00


Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer