Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 32,086,314
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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1918 5C MS obverse 1918 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1918 Philadelphia Mint nickels are fairly plentiful, but not to the extent of other P-Mints nickels from the late 1910s. It's a mystery why the mintage of this issue fell from 1917's figure, when all other denominations were coined in greater numbers.

There are plenty of Mint State coins to meet the needs of average collectors, though gems are very elusive. It's exceedingly rare to find a fully struck 1918(P) nickel, as nearly all are weak at their centers. The coin shown is about as sharp as this issue is found.

A nice doubled-die reverse variety is found with this date, though it's not as pronounced as the DDR for 1917(P).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1918 5C MS
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Base $ 6.50 7.00 9.00 19.00 33.00 33.00 50.00 60.00 65.00 95.00 120 175 240 325 550 1500 3750 16500 - - -
$ 37.00 55.00 65.00 70.00 115 135 200 275 375 815 1900 5875 29000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 578
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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2/5/2006 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 580 $920.00
3/17/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7579 $230.00
4/3/2011 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3041, 3041/Lot# 1291 $322.00
6/10/2012 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 54609 $14.05
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24345 $65.80
1/20/2013 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 735, 744/Lot# 1050 $75.00
6/5/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 7502 $470.00


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