Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 23,411,000
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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1928 5C MS obverse 1928 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1928 Philadelphia Mint nickel may be found with excellent luster, though it almost never has a full strike. Most miss the mark a bit, though this has little impact on grading. Thus, a generous number of gems have been certified.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1928 5C MS
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Base $ 1.25 1.50 2.50 5.50 13.00 13.00 22.50 24.50 27.00 32.50 34.00 44.00 54.00 75.00 120 325 690 7750 - - -
$ - 24.00 26.00 29.00 34.00 37.00 50.00 62.00 85.00 140 415 1030 10000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 865
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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7/22/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131429/Lot# 26337


Auction Prices Realized

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9/13/2006 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #416, 416/Lot# 1063 $5,750.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1229 $172.50
11/7/2011 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 7542 $402.50
9/16/2012 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3347, 3347/Lot# 1237 $21.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1233 $822.50
11/25/2012 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 83834 $99.98
6/9/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131325/Lot# 22098 $96.35
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1359 $572.70
10/13/2013 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 773, 782/Lot# 1060 $725.00


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