Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,857,186
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 TYPE 2 5C MS obverse 1913 TYPE 2 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though its mintage is similar to the Type 1 issue, the 1913 Type 2 Philadelphia nickel was saved in much lesser numbers. Still, it is plentiful in grades through MS 65 by the sheer numbers produced.

Though sometimes less than fully struck, these Type 2 coins are not as often plagued by eroded dies and severe die clashing.

Varieties include quite collectable doubled dies for both obverse and reverse, and these are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2015

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1913 TYPE 2 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 10.50 11.50 13.00 15.00 20.00 24.00 26.00 29.00 32.00 39.00 60.00 70.00 105 345 1050 5900 - - -
$ 22.00 - - - - 43.00 65.00 80.00 140 450 1200 8250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1955
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/24/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27075, 27075/Lot# 11045 $862.50
9/7/2008 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2581, 2581/Lot# 1273 $63.00
1/29/2012 NGC MS 67   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2396 $2,875.00
11/17/2013 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 778, 787/Lot# 37 $375.00
1/5/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 160442 $70.40
9/22/2014 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1295 $575.00
3/31/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 32698 $969.38


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