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
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/10/2015

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1913 TYPE 2 5C PF
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 765 825 1200 1425 2350 3650 7750 40000 - -
$ - - - - - - 900 1300 1650 2650 4500 11500 -

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Total Graded: 242
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

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Auction Prices Realized

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7/15/1996 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 0858, 858/Lot# 1174 $735.75
5/30/2005 NGC PF 66   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 108 $2,760.00
7/31/2009 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 345 $1,840.00
6/1/2011 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1156/Lot# 3266 $3,737.50
1/16/2012 PCGS PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 654, 661/Lot# 101 $2,438.00
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
8/8/2014 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 3227 $1,997.50
2/26/2015 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1218/Lot# 3538 $1,762.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 TYPE 2 5C PF
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 4630
Owner: Leonard Raines
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