Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,505,000
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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1915 S 5C MS obverse 1915 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is scarce to rare across all grades, with most survivors being quite heavily worn. There were very few persons collecting current coins by date and mint in 1915. Such activity did not become popular until 20 years later, by which time many 1915 S nickels had already been rendered dateless.

The quality of Mint State pieces is highly variable, with a number of extremely sharp examples known. Most, however, are a bit weak in places or were coined from badly worn and furrowed dies.

Two triple-punched mintmark varieties exist for this date, though the degree of separation between impressions is so slight as to make the variety hard to discern on worn coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1915 S 5C MS
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Base $ 50.00 70.00 105 185 375 375 515 540 565 625 675 725 850 1075 1500 3500 4500 40000 - - -
$ 410 535 565 600 675 725 775 950 1300 2375 4025 6475 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 748
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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9/6/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7275


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9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2529 $1,092.50
7/12/2009 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 2717, 2717/Lot# 1276 $161.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7547 $646.25
6/9/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 755, 764/Lot# 84 $1,400.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4313 $686.20
10/21/2013 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3453, 3453/Lot# 1229 $425.00
1/5/2014 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 162067 $20.00
7/6/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202316 $80.00
7/25/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22115 $528.75


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