Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 7,569,500
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 D 5C MS obverse 1915 D 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

1915 D nickels are moderately scarce in the higher circulated grades and all levels of Mint State. Gems are seldom seen, and many are less than fully struck.

It was around this time that die cracks became so common on Denver Mint coins, and this problem persisted through the late 1920s. It's unknown whether such cracks resulted from improper hardening of the dies or some other technical cause, but they are far more common on D Mint coins than those of the other mints.

A bold repunched mintmark variety is known for 1915 D, one of the nicest for the entire series.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/18/2015

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1915 D 5C MS
Base $ 20.00 32.00 40.00 70.00 130 155 170 190 215 265 305 355 625 1775 5100 15000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 440 950 2500 7475 - -

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Total Graded: 985
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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5/25/2005 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2044, 2044/Lot# 1090 $308.00
9/13/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #416, 416/Lot# 991 $5,175.00
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1433 $1,840.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1215 $442.98
1/13/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/13/2013, 57/Lot# 94395 $323.40
3/3/2013 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 741, 750/Lot# 40 $190.00
10/5/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131441/Lot# 23601 $96.35

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