Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,635,000
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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1937 S 5C MS obverse 1937 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is almost certainly the finest S-Mint Buffalo Nickel in terms of overall luster, surfaces and strike. It is also seemingly the most common in terms of surviving Mint State pieces, as this date was still being issued by banks a year or two later and was thus squirreled away by collectors and speculators.

Repunched mintmark varieties are numerous for 1937 S nickels, though they are more subtle than those of the previous two years and have attracted only limited interest.

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Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1937 S 5C MS
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Base $ 1.10 1.15 1.50 2.25 4.00 4.00 9.50 10.00 12.50 17.00 30.00 32.00 34.00 38.00 42.00 65.00 95.00 1025 14500 - -
$ - - - - - 32.00 34.00 36.00 40.00 44.00 70.00 235 8825 33000
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3364
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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1/14/2003 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23013, 23013/Lot# 11146 $47.15
6/27/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 489 $86.25
1/3/2007 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 2372 $862.50
4/11/2007 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2352, 2352/Lot# 1090 $84.00
5/28/2008 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 1349 $690.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1438 $862.50
5/22/2011 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3070, 3070/Lot# 1337 $53.00
1/20/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131305/Lot# 22675 $70.00


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