Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35,715,000
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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1923 5C MS obverse 1923 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

By the summer of 1923 economic activity had picked up enough that additional nickels were needed for circulation. By year's end the Philadelphia Mint produced a substantial quantity, and this issue is common across most grades. Gems are only a bit elusive, and most display decent strikes and bright luster.

A couple of minor doubled-die obverse varieties are noted in the book by John Wexler, Ron Pope and Kevin Flynn, but these are of interest only to variety specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1923 5C MS
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Base $ 2.00 3.50 5.00 6.75 14.00 14.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 52.00 60.00 65.00 125 170 225 625 1550 7700 - - -
$ - 37.00 44.00 50.00 58.00 65.00 75.00 135 190 335 885 2500 15000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 911
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Date
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9/26/1998 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Sale #192, 192/Lot# 5803 $2,300.00
1/17/2005 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1989, 1989/Lot# 1108 $264.00
2/26/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 38422 $81.40
1/20/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 735, 744/Lot# 1061 $35.00
4/7/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131316/Lot# 24561 $164.50
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1337 $1,552.50
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7556 $399.50


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