Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35,715,000
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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1923 5C MS obverse 1923 5C MS reverse

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There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

By the summer of 1923 economic activity had picked up enough that additional nickels were needed for circulation. By year's end the Philadelphia Mint produced a substantial quantity, and this issue is common across most grades. Gems are only a bit elusive, and most display decent strikes and bright luster.

A couple of minor doubled-die obverse varieties are noted in the book by John Wexler, Ron Pope and Kevin Flynn, but these are of interest only to variety specialists.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1923 5C MS
Base $ 2.00 3.50 5.00 6.75 14.00 14.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 52.00 60.00 65.00 125 170 225 625 1550 7700 - - -
$ - 37.00 44.00 50.00 58.00 65.00 75.00 135 190 335 885 2500 15000 -

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Total Graded: 936
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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6/24/1996 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0852, 852/Lot# 1164 $463.25
2/24/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 40/Lot# 5103 $115.00
8/21/2011 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/21/2011, 132/Lot# 15255 $170.50
7/14/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131330/Lot# 22881 $193.88
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1192/Lot# 3297 $1,175.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 788, 797/Lot# 582 $7,900.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1339 $1,265.00

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