Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 8,006,000
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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1919 D 5C MS obverse 1919 D 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

1919 D nickels are moderately scarce across all grades. Unlike the San Francisco Mint Buffalo Nickels, those from Denver were not routinely hoarded from circulation, as they simply lacked the S-Mint mystique. This accounts for their greater rarity in circulated grades despite similar mintages in most years.

Mint State pieces are not truly rare, but their typical quality is very deficient. Most are less than fully struck, though a few exceptional pieces are known. Gems are very rare.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1919 D 5C MS
Base $ 15.50 30.00 73.00 130 260 355 380 450 560 925 1100 1825 3000 6650 13000 - - - -
$ 275 380 400 500 610 1000 1375 2200 4250 9500 18750 - -

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Total Graded: 684
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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12/23/2001 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1520, 1520/Lot# 1073 $2,782.00
6/14/2007 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Rocket Sale - Internet Auction # 152, 157/Lot# 5259 $115.00
5/29/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 701 $483.00
7/7/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 7652 $149.50
12/8/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 7657 $702.65
1/24/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 8423 $9,200.00
6/29/2014 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 204310 $96.00
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3634 $1,762.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1919 D 5C MS
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Grade: XF 40
Points: 745
Owner: BankNote1
Grade: XF 40
Points: 745
Owner: mikefromct
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