Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 17,826,000
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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1937 D 5C MS obverse 1937 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1937 Denver Mint nickels survive in the thousands of Mint State pieces from the many sequestered rolls that were broken up in the 1950s-90s. It's unlikely that any original rolls have survived decades of encapsulation, but there may yet be a few in old collections.

Though a great many of these coins were struck from overused dies showing heavy erosion lines and loss of detail, there are enough sharp, lustrous pieces that collectors should not compromise on this common date.

This is yet another Denver Mint coin that is rich in repunched mintmark varieties, and a few of these dies may yet prove to have been transitional with 1936 or 1938 coinage.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1937 D 5C MS
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Base $ 1.10 1.15 1.50 2.25 4.50 4.50 10.00 11.00 12.50 16.50 28.00 30.00 33.00 37.50 41.00 60.00 88.00 725 22500 - -
$ - - - - - 29.00 32.00 35.00 39.00 43.00 65.00 200 4750 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4007
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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8/9/2014 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7342


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3/7/2001 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21032, 21032/Lot# 2077 $76.00
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 259 $690.00
10/21/2003 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23104, 23104/Lot# 11307 $67.85
3/3/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2498, 2498/Lot# 1162 $58.00
7/17/2008 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 266, 272/Lot# 5197 $89.70
10/17/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24376 $669.30
3/2/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 143264 $54.88


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