Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,337,000
Catalog: KM-133
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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1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS obverse 1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite having a fairly low mintage for a 20th Century minor coin, this issue is common due to the typical hoarding that accompanies any first-year-of-issue type. Adding to the population of Mint State survivors are countless coins put aside by speculators in response to the revised reverse.

Type 1 1913 D nickels are common across all grades through MS 66. The severely eroded and deeply clashed dies so often seen with the Philadelphia coins are not as much of a problem with the Denver edition. In fact, examples from fresh dies are sometimes found with amazingly sharp strikes and make for better type coins overall.

A minor repunched mintmark variety is known for this issue. Examples are also found having the shallowest feather polished off of the die. These "2-feathers" die states are not recognized by NGC, as they are not true varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/7/2015

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1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 15.50 18.50 22.00 31.00 43.00 53.00 58.00 65.00 68.00 75.00 80.00 85.00 130 300 625 3250 36000 - -
$ 48.00 - - - - - - 105 175 370 1025 4550 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2178
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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5/8/1996 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0839, 839/Lot# 250 $49.05
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 943 $3,450.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3839 $603.75
2/12/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 334, 340/Lot# 5258 $126.50
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10073 $230.00
6/10/2012 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 54597 $45.00
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7620 $470.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4306 $211.50


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