Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20,986,220
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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1915 5C MS obverse 1915 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1915 Philadelphia Mint nickels are plentiful in all grades through MS 65. Most are well struck, and only a few will show the extreme die erosion so troublesome on 1913-14 nickels.

A very nice doubled-die obverse variety exists for this date, and it is attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1915 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 6.50 7.50 9.50 12.50 25.00 25.00 37.00 40.00 43.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 70.00 100.00 140 360 715 2950 - - -
$ 28.00 40.00 43.00 46.00 53.00 58.00 65.00 77.00 120 185 415 1250 5585 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1376
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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8/14/2001 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21083, 21083/Lot# 3210 $360.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 950 $1,782.50
6/2/2010 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140, 1140/Lot# 463 $1,696.25
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2927, 2927/Lot# 1281 $253.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1214 $1,239.63
2/24/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 102336 $62.70
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 788, 797/Lot# 555 $177.00


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