Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,258,000
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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1924 D 5C MS obverse 1924 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is moderately scarce across all grades. Examples in the higher circulated grades of XF and AU are very difficult to find and command good prices. Mint State pieces of so-so quality are more available than the modest mintage suggests, and it's conceivable that some of these coins remained in vautls for a few years, as later dates were issued first. This phenomenon applied to several Denver Mint coins of the 1920s, most notably to the 1926 D nickels and quarters.

Fully struck 1924 D nickels are all but unknown, and the weakness shown in the bison's forehead on the example illustrated is characteristic of this issue.

The book by Wexler, Pope and Flynn illustrates three repunched mintmark varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1924 D 5C MS
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Base $ 8.50 14.50 29.00 83.00 225 225 325 340 390 475 535 565 625 840 1400 4900 42500 - - - -
$ 250 335 375 430 525 560 600 675 975 2350 7900 60000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 745
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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4/27/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 8837


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11/7/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 5830 $4,140.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2210, 2210/Lot# 1229 $1,456.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2541 $690.00
8/11/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(1), 1158/Lot# 3447 $1,725.00
1/15/2012 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/15/2012, 3/Lot# 28788 $70.40
10/17/2012 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24358 $150.65
2/10/2013 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 738, 747/Lot# 1052 $560.00


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