Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,514
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 PF obverse 1913 TYPE 2 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This second type of 1913 proof nickel is similar in mintage to the first, but its survival rate is lower. It's possible that not all of the 1,514 pieces struck were actually sold, the remainder being melted at the end of the year.

Gems are rare, since proper storage materials simply didn't exist until decades later. In addition, the muted, satiny finish of proof 1913-16 nickels may have prompted collectors to clean them one or more times in an attempt to give the coins a more "prooflike" appearance.

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Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1913 TYPE 2 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 715 765 825 1150 1425 2350 3650 7750 40000 - -
$ - - - - - 765 800 900 1275 1650 2650 4500 11500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 241
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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6/10/1996 PCGS PF 66   Teletrade Auction 0848, 848/Lot# 1206 $1,350.00
9/10/2006 NGC PF 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1388 $1,696.00
2/7/2013 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1182/Lot# 4135 $3,290.00
2/10/2013 NGC PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 97364 $1,045.00
4/24/2013 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1184/Lot# 1575 $4,406.25
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1664 $1,880.00
12/29/2013 PCGS PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 45 $2,650.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 TYPE 2 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base19024831740150061868875480483788291310131123123913931920207227754597800721181
20927134543453964171077081585289294610491161129015681970230633825733123980
0000007107708158528929461049116112901568197023063382573300
0000007327878268679029791086120013411744202125403989687000
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 2775
Owner: Leonard Raines
 
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