Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 58,264,000
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
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1935 5C MS obverse 1935 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is an extremely common issue across all grades through MS 66, though it is seldom fully struck at the centers. The example illustrated is fairly typical, being weak in the hair above the braid and at the highest point of the bison's coat. On the plus side, luster for 1935 nickels is almost uniformly excellent.

This date is known with a quite minor doubled-die obverse variety and several for the reverse, as well. Of these, NGC will attribute the most desirable ones under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1935 5C MS
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Base $ 1.10 1.15 1.50 2.00 3.75 3.75 9.50 10.50 12.50 15.50 21.00 23.50 27.00 45.00 55.00 125 245 1850 35000 - -
$ - - - - - - 24.50 30.00 50.00 70.00 150 315 2500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1697
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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9/25/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0879, 879/Lot# 1249 $54.50
6/3/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 5711 $373.75
8/21/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 101, 106/Lot# 212 $112.70
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2548 $920.00
9/25/2013 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1189/Lot# 3312 $940.00
6/16/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20162 $74.03
6/29/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 184865 $272.00


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