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 The public was under the erroneous impression that the earlier type would be withdrawn and took no interest in the revised design.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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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: 1203
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 68


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1/7/2004 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 5297 $3,220.00
4/3/2006 NGC G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 81: The Leesburg Sale, 86/Lot# 243 $101.20
1/9/2008 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 736 $2,875.00
9/6/2009 PCGS VF 20   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2513 $149.50
11/26/2012 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3388, 3388/Lot# 1412 $190.00
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3683 $364.25
10/12/2014 NGC F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 171909 $120.00


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