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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1913 TYPE 2 5C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1898
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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11/25/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131447/Lot# 27594


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5/29/1996 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1996 May/June Long Beach Bullet Sale #156, 156/Lot# 80 $66.00
7/15/1996 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0858, 858/Lot# 1173 $59.95
11/20/2008 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 302, 308/Lot# 10048 $276.00
1/29/2012 NGC MS 67   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2396 $2,875.00
10/21/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131244/Lot# 24048 $79.00
2/10/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131308/Lot# 28709 $293.75
12/8/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 156311 $49.00
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14600 $998.75


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