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
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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: 1532
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/17/1998 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1077, 1077/Lot# 1175 $59.95
6/5/1999 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1999 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #202, 202/Lot# 129 $104.50
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1231 $253.00
4/28/2010 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 1145 $3,220.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1152/Lot# 7691 $207.00
1/20/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 735, 744/Lot# 1076 $180.00
6/30/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 125371 $160.60
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7568 $170.38


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