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: 4/3/2014

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1915 D 5C MS
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Base $ 20.00 32.00 40.00 70.00 130 130 155 170 190 215 245 265 305 375 625 1775 4900 15000 - - -
$ 140 165 190 205 235 265 285 335 440 950 2875 7475 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 947
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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3/24/2004 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 5371 $5,405.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3849 $529.00
5/27/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 7347 $431.25
5/1/2011 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3057, 3057/Lot# 1271 $103.50
7/1/2012 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/01/2012, 29/Lot# 57243 $42.00
4/1/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7539 $235.00
5/18/2014 NGC MS 89   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 804, 813/Lot# 10312 $160.00


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