Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 24,814,000
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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1936 D 5C MS obverse 1936 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After years of making mediocre coins, the Denver Mint took the lead in averaging the finest pieces overall from 1936 through much of the 1950s. Most 1936 D nickels were thus well made, with good to superior strikes and excellent luster, though the example above illustrates this point rather poorly. It was weakly struck from quite eroded dies, proving that for every rule there is the exception.

This is another issue that is quite rich in repunched mintmarks, at least 15 being known. The better of these are attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service. A doubled-die reverse is also known, but it is so subtle as to be of almost no interest to collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1936 D 5C MS
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Base $ 1.15 1.25 1.75 2.25 4.50 4.50 13.00 14.00 16.50 22.50 36.00 38.00 40.00 45.00 57.50 110 190 1175 37500 - -
$ - - - - - 37.50 40.00 42.00 50.00 65.00 135 445 2530 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2282
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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4/22/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131416/Lot# 20483
4/27/2014 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 8888


Auction Prices Realized

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6/30/1997 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0958, 958/Lot# 1148 $98.10
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3902 $276.00
6/22/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 386, 392/Lot# 228 $41.00
2/15/2010 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 553 $2,990.00
1/9/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211013/Lot# 24070 $62.00
2/24/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131310/Lot# 22652 $70.00
8/18/2013 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 133451 $77.76
12/22/2013 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 147361 $20.00


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