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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 1892
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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10/21/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131442/Lot# 25102


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5/29/2001 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21061, 21061/Lot# 5107 $270.00
10/24/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #59, 64/Lot# 160 $54.05
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3841 $488.75
4/15/2009 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2680, 2680/Lot# 1139 $115.00
4/28/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 7604 $805.00
9/29/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 139408 $18.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3347 $7,050.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5460 $246.75


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