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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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: 1395
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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2/27/2003 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 6661 $6,037.50
10/6/2003 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1789, 1789/Lot# 1054 $330.00
3/27/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 198 $81.65
7/30/2008 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 7749 $179.40
7/14/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131330/Lot# 22884 $78.00
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1370 $2,415.00


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