Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,730,000
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
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1927 D 5C MS obverse 1927 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is seldom found fully struck, though it tends to be sharper than the problematic nickels dated 1925 D and 1926 D. Luster is usually good, though not enough to result in many gems. Most Mint State 1927 D nickels are disappointing overall.

Two repunched mintmark varieties are known, the better one featuring duplicate mintmarks both above and below the final impression. Also known is a very minor doubled-die obverse.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1927 D 5C MS
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Base $ 2.75 6.00 7.50 33.00 75.00 75.00 125 135 150 180 205 225 275 435 750 7250 29000 - - - -
$ 85.00 130 140 160 195 215 240 300 500 1765 16450 46000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 777
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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5/30/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 127 $7,762.50
1/7/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 7832 $517.50
5/3/2010 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2847, 2847/Lot# 1216 $97.75
11/3/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1382 $4,025.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 7886 $575.00
9/30/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/30/2012, 42/Lot# 75943 $15.00
8/4/2013 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 763, 772/Lot# 92 $800.00


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