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: 5/7/2015

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1913 TYPE 2 5C PF
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 765 825 1150 1425 2350 3650 7750 40000 - -
$ - - - - - - 900 1275 1650 2650 4500 11500 -

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

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Auction Prices Realized

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3/6/2006 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 77, 82/Lot# 285 $3,530.50
8/11/2010 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 4323 $1,495.00
6/5/2011 PCGS PF 66   Teletrade Auction 3078, 3078/Lot# 1688 $2,760.00
5/30/2012 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3390 $3,335.00
2/3/2013 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1152 $2,300.00
2/10/2013 NGC PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 97364 $1,045.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1664 $1,880.00
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3670 $1,645.00

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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