Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,050
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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1915 5C PF obverse 1915 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of proof nickels continued its inexorable slide during 1915, and it's not even certain that all of the 1,050 pieces reported were actually distributed.

The quality of 1915 proofs was very high, both in terms of strike and surfaces. These are beautiful coins when found unmolested, but the rarity of such pieces accounts for their fairly low certified population.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1915 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 715 775 825 1075 1475 2250 2850 6250 28000 85000 -
$ - - - - - 760 825 900 1175 1675 2650 5000 11500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 335
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 69


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1/12/2015 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3677


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4/16/2001 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 1427, 1427/Lot# 1157 $891.00
1/8/2003 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 6253 $2,127.50
5/1/2003 NGC PF 69   Heritage Auctions 2003 May St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Sale #318, 318/Lot# 5802 $52,900.00
9/6/2004 PCGS PF 67   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 538 $4,600.00
11/10/2011 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 635, 642/Lot# 7103 $2,035.50
1/3/2012 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5352 $4,772.50
4/21/2013 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 112000 $1,980.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1670 $3,818.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1752302953754695816487137607918358659621067117913211658193625254231745419517
1932513214065066036697287708058458979971104122614331750213230935305114750
000000669728770805845897997110412261433175021323093530500
0000006917447808208559291032114112731545184323283662637900
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 4231
Owner: Leonard Raines
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 4036
Owner: Compradore
 
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