Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
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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1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF obverse 1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

More vigorous polishing of the dies and planchets furnished the type of proof coin collectors expected, though the mint generally failed to provide any contrasting texture to the die cavities. Notice from the example illustrated that this brilliance often came at the expense of detail; three of the bison's four legs are partially obliterated.

From 1936 through 1942 collectors were permitted to order proof coins individually, so the mintages varied from one denomination to another. The cent and nickel typically won such competitions, as these were the coins collectors of the time most sought for their date/mint series, as well.

This issue is scarce relative to the great demand for it. Most have survived in reasonably nice condition, though the limits of the mint's 1930s procedures essentially prohibit the ultra high grades associated with current proof coinage.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 825 1000 1000 1275 1650 2250 2675 3800 17500 48500 -
$ - - - - - 900 1010 1100 1450 1750 2450 3000 6800 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 555
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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9/2/2014 PF 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131435/Lot# 21500


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1/25/2004 NGC PF 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1691 $1,840.00
6/14/2007 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Rocket Sale - Internet Auction # 152, 157/Lot# 5309 $2,990.00
10/21/2007 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2438, 2438/Lot# 1153 $2,240.00
8/11/2011 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(1), 1158/Lot# 3460 $2,530.00
11/6/2011 PCGS PF 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/06/2011, 143/Lot# 19173 $4,735.50
9/25/2013 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1189/Lot# 3343 $2,585.00
4/21/2014 PCGS PF 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3478, 6027/Lot# 20047 $2,203.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25132040450562276084492197810161070110512211345136313931483171624764160734420467
27434843754466878886994099010341081114312621351137314231560196930375221117180
0000008699409901034108111431262135113731423156019693037522100
00000089595910031052109311821303135713831453163822223598628200
1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base442551676824993118713031410148915411615166218181985200920482169247634635585948428025
4785927258801057122513381436150615651630171418731993202220882271280541706884156640
0000001338143615061565163017141873199320222088227128054170688400
0000001374146215231590164617661929200120352128237331344877818400
1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10281066110311381173120612461284132113631393145016091639182520332169238829104853747120761
10401078111411491184121912581296133513731412150316191701189420782242256235575725119010
0000001258129613351373141215031619170118942078224225623557572500
0000001271130813491383143115561629176319632123231527364205659800
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 3037
Owner: Leonard Raines
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 2910
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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