Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 4,156,000
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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1913 D TYPE 2 5C MS obverse 1913 D TYPE 2 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of Type 2 nickels at Denver was only slightly smaller than its Type 1 production, but there existed no incentive to hoard these coins. The public was under the erroneous impression that the earlier type would be withdrawn and took no interest in the revised design. Thus, this issue is elusive across all grades and has long been perceived as a semi-key in this very popular coin series.

Gems are quite scarce, due both to the overall smaller number of Mint State survivors and the generally poorer quality of 1913 D Type nickels as made. Weak strikes and worn dies are more often seen than for the Type 1 edition.

No varieties have been reported for this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1913 D TYPE 2 5C MS
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Base $ 115 140 170 205 220 220 250 255 265 290 315 325 335 415 635 1475 2500 15000 31650 - -
$ 240 255 265 275 310 325 335 350 475 835 1900 3500 21000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1178
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 68


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4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 262 $511.75
9/18/2006 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach Online Session #417, 417/Lot# 8786 $276.00
9/6/2009 PCGS   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2514 $149.50
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10083 $488.75
11/26/2012 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3388, 3388/Lot# 1412 $190.00
2/3/2013 NGC VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 96713 $137.50
1/5/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 162068 $112.20
10/3/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3502, 6056/Lot# 22023 $293.75
10/10/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3503, 6057/Lot# 20087 $381.88


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