Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,337,000
Catalog: KM-133
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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1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS obverse 1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite having a fairly low mintage for a 20th Century minor coin, this issue is common due to the typical hoarding that accompanies any first-year-of-issue type. Adding to the population of Mint State survivors are countless coins put aside by speculators in response to the revised reverse.

Type 1 1913 D nickels are common across all grades through MS 66. The severely eroded and deeply clashed dies so often seen with the Philadelphia coins are not as much of a problem with the Denver edition. In fact, examples from fresh dies are sometimes found with amazingly sharp strikes and make for better type coins overall.

A minor repunched mintmark variety is known for this issue. Examples are also found having the shallowest feather polished off of the die. These "2-feathers" die states are not recognized by NGC, as they are not true varieties.

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1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2112
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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6/3/1994 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1994 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #120, 120/Lot# 229 $440.00
4/15/2001 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1426, 1426/Lot# 1058 $196.20
3/20/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 79, 84/Lot# 180 $86.25
5/27/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 7336 $517.50
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 911 $414.00
4/22/2012 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/22/2012, 19/Lot# 48266 $43.99
8/30/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4307 $105.75
10/27/2013 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 148397 $170.50


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