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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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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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5/21/2000 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1310, 1310/Lot# 1047 $87.20
11/18/2001 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 November Santa Clara Bullet Sale #276, 276/Lot# 305 $437.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1657 $1,092.50
9/21/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7223 $483.00
10/22/2009 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 275 $862.50
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24354 $152.75
11/10/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 148492 $144.09
6/4/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 7602 $440.63


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