Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20,986,220
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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1915 5C MS obverse 1915 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

1915 Philadelphia Mint nickels are plentiful in all grades through MS 65. Most are well struck, and only a few will show the extreme die erosion so troublesome on 1913-14 nickels.

A very nice doubled-die obverse variety exists for this date, and it is attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/18/2015

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1915 5C MS
Base $ 6.50 7.50 9.50 12.50 25.00 37.00 40.00 43.00 50.00 60.00 70.00 105 140 350 790 3300 - - -
$ 28.00 - - - - 65.00 77.00 120 185 415 1350 5600 -

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Total Graded: 1438
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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9/30/2001 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1487, 1487/Lot# 1035 $119.90
5/1/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 243, 249/Lot# 5164 $138.00
5/28/2008 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 7708 $253.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 917 $471.50
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1214 $1,239.63
9/8/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131338/Lot# 28596 $146.88
1/12/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 162771 $71.50
3/9/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131411/Lot# 20591 $117.50

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