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 The public was under the erroneous impression that the earlier type would be withdrawn and took no interest in the revised design.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: 9/1/2015

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1913 D TYPE 2 5C MS
Base $ 115 130 160 190 220 250 255 265 290 315 325 425 635 1400 2750 18000 34500 - -
$ - - - - - - 350 475 835 1850 4000 23000 -

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Total Graded: 1248
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 68

Upcoming Auctions

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10/13/2015 VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131541/Lot# 23428
10/13/2015 F 15   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131541/Lot# 23429
10/13/2015 F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131541/Lot# 23077

Auction Prices Realized

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6/7/2000 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2000 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #228, 228/Lot# 123 $299.00
2/1/2009 PCGS VF 20   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 787 $149.50
10/5/2009 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 416, 422/Lot# 157 $5,175.00
9/15/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2926, 2926/Lot# 1140 $546.25
1/27/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131306/Lot# 24054 $387.75
5/5/2014 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20072 $205.63
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3683 $364.25
7/6/2014 NGC F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 171910 $120.00

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