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

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Auction Prices Realized

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8/17/1996 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 6865 $1,540.00
12/15/1997 NGC PF 66   Teletrade Auction 1006, 1006/Lot# 1126 $1,242.00
9/10/2006 NGC PF 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1389 $1,610.00
10/9/2006 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 108, 113/Lot# 439 $2,530.00
2/10/2013 NGC PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 97364 $1,045.00
8/8/2013 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3404 $2,585.00
6/23/2014 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30174 $7,050.00
6/27/2014 PCGS PF 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1280 $1,175.00

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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