Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 6,436,000
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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1928 D 5C MS obverse 1928 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite its modest mintage, the 1928 D nickel is plentiful in Mint State grades. A portion of this mintage sat idle during the early years of the Great Depression, only to be issued several years later when the recovering economy finally emptied these vaults. For a time in the late 1930s and early 40s it seemed that every coin dealer in the Midwest had a good stock of this issue.

1928 D nickels are never fully struck, though they rarely show the extreme weakness of D-Mint nickels coined earlier in the decade. The luster on these coins is generally good to excellent, and the number of certified gems is higher than one would expect for a 1920s coin of such mintage.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1928 D 5C MS
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Base $ 1.50 2.50 5.00 14.50 43.00 43.00 48.00 50.00 53.00 57.00 62.00 72.00 82.00 120 175 735 3550 16750 - - -
$ 45.00 50.00 53.00 55.00 60.00 68.00 77.00 90.00 135 215 1435 6000 22500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1518
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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4/27/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1204/Lot# 3364


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8/8/1998 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1998 ANA Bullet Sale #189, 189/Lot# 290 $445.50
8/21/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 101, 106/Lot# 204 $92.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1230 $805.00
10/8/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 417, 423/Lot# 7274 $517.50
4/19/2010 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2840, 2840/Lot# 1333 $517.50
6/14/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2172 $690.00
7/28/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 130220 $110.00


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