Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 44,693,000
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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1926 5C MS obverse 1926 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the most plentiful issue of the 1920s across all grades. Though most Mint State coins are less than fully struck, there are enough sharp ones to meet the demand from picky collectors. The luster on these coins is generally quite pleasing, too. Why quality improved so vastly over that of the previous date is unknown.

Varieties include one very minor doubled-die obverse and another, much more distinctive one which is paired with a minor doubled-die reverse. This pair is recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1926 5C MS
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Base $ 1.35 1.85 2.75 5.50 12.00 12.00 20.50 22.00 24.00 30.00 33.00 42.00 50.00 77.00 110 220 485 3250 16250 - -
$ - 22.00 23.00 26.00 33.00 37.00 48.00 55.00 85.00 130 290 750 5500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1379
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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4/27/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 8846


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3/23/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 351, 357/Lot# 553 $247.25
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2805, 2805/Lot# 1423 $103.50
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 922 $414.00
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 9939 $276.00
12/8/2011 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 7668 $488.75
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24361 $139.15
4/14/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131317/Lot# 26093 $90.00
9/29/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 140845 $181.50


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