Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 8,362,000
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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1918 D 5C MS obverse 1918 D 5C MS reverse

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There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Despite a fairly high mintage for a D-Mint nickel of the time, 1918 D is rather scarce in Mint State. Those which have survived are typically of poor quality. Weak strikes from moderately to heavily worn dies are the norm. Circulated examples are likewise scarce, due primarily to this coin type's shallow, exposed dates that wore away within 15-20 years.

There's a nice repunched mintmark variety for 1918 D, but it's hard to make out on a worn coin. Far better known and more popular is the overdate (see next entry).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1918 D 5C MS
Base $ 22.00 36.00 65.00 135 235 235 320 350 410 470 500 550 685 1125 1600 4250 7900 45000 - - -
$ 260 335 365 435 500 540 600 750 1380 2750 5300 12000 - -

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Total Graded: 689
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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5/27/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 962 $1,552.50
11/19/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 196, 202/Lot# 69 $1,452.45
1/5/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 9864 $690.00
5/8/2011 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3061, 3061/Lot# 1201 $575.00
11/7/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 7502 $195.50
8/26/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/26/2012, 37/Lot# 65597 $1,155.00
3/21/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7401 $763.75
7/11/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20132 $173.90

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