Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,857,186
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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1913 TYPE 2 5C MS obverse 1913 TYPE 2 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though its mintage is similar to the Type 1 issue, the 1913 Type 2 Philadelphia nickel was saved in much lesser numbers. Still, it is plentiful in grades through MS 65 by the sheer numbers produced.

Though sometimes less than fully struck, these Type 2 coins are not as often plagued by eroded dies and severe die clashing.

Varieties include quite collectable doubled dies for both obverse and reverse, and these are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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1913 TYPE 2 5C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1882
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/30/2005 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 109 $805.00
8/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2569, 2569/Lot# 1170 $280.00
9/15/2011 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 619, 626/Lot# 7146 $396.75
3/3/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131311/Lot# 24582 $80.00
7/21/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131331/Lot# 24712 $88.00
10/20/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 130211 $62.70
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5460 $229.13


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