Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 8,362,000
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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1918 D 5C MS obverse 1918 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a fairly high mintage for a D-Mint nickel of the time, 1918 D is rather scarce in Mint State. Those which have survived are typically of poor quality. Weak strikes from moderately to heavily worn dies are the norm. Circulated examples are likewise scarce, due primarily to this coin type's shallow, exposed dates that wore away within 15-20 years.

There's a nice repunched mintmark variety for 1918 D, but it's hard to make out on a worn coin. Far better known and more popular is the overdate (see next entry).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1918 D 5C MS
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Base $ 22.00 36.00 65.00 135 235 235 320 350 410 470 500 550 685 1125 1600 4250 7900 45000 - - -
$ 260 335 365 435 500 540 600 750 1380 2750 5300 12000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 675
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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5/31/2001 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2001 June Long Beach Signature Sale #263, 263/Lot# 7902 $7,762.50
10/23/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 110, 115/Lot# 411 $230.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1193 $1,006.25
11/22/2009 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2774, 2774/Lot# 1409 $1,265.00
1/1/2012 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131202/Lot# 20768 $109.25
7/6/2014 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202371 $175.00
7/11/2014 PCGS VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20133 $97.53


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