Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 6,436,000
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 D 5C MS obverse 1928 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite its modest mintage, the 1928 D nickel is plentiful in Mint State grades. A portion of this mintage sat idle during the early years of the Great Depression, only to be issued several years later when the recovering economy finally emptied these vaults. For a time in the late 1930s and early 40s it seemed that every coin dealer in the Midwest had a good stock of this issue.

1928 D nickels are never fully struck, though they rarely show the extreme weakness of D-Mint nickels coined earlier in the decade. The luster on these coins is generally good to excellent, and the number of certified gems is higher than one would expect for a 1920s coin of such mintage.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1928 D 5C MS
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Base $ 1.50 2.50 5.00 14.50 43.00 43.00 48.00 50.00 53.00 57.00 62.00 72.00 82.00 120 175 735 3550 16750 - - -
$ 45.00 50.00 53.00 55.00 60.00 68.00 77.00 90.00 135 215 1435 6000 22500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1531
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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8/9/2014 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3378


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9/6/2000 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1354, 1354/Lot# 1124 $76.30
7/18/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #46, 50/Lot# 258 $828.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 89 $460.00
4/28/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 1534 $2,645.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2172 $690.00
11/13/2011 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/13/2011, 144/Lot# 23114 $165.00
9/9/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131238/Lot# 22677 $94.00


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