Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 6,142,000
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 S 5C MS obverse 1923 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

By the latter part of 1923 the existing supply of nickels in storage from earlier years had finally been distributed, and demand for new pieces existed once again. The six million coined at San Francisco in 1923 were not enough to prevent this issue from becoming slightly scarce in Mint State and in the higher circulated grades.

Most Mint State survivors are less than fully struck, though a very small number of exceptional pieces are known. More common is coins having a decent obverse strike and a mushy reverse that resulted from leftover dies of earlier years.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1923 S 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 8.00 13.00 35.00 125 275 275 330 360 425 525 615 650 685 925 1475 10250 40000 - - - -
$ 315 355 400 440 600 640 675 750 1250 3220 18400 67565 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1141
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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9/14/1998 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1086, 1086/Lot# 1183 $392.40
6/21/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25064, 25064/Lot# 13126 $1,892.90
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2540 $747.50
2/22/2010 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 456, 462/Lot# 122 $391.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1226 $940.00
12/23/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131301/Lot# 26057 $223.25
6/22/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 202144 $281.68
10/12/2014 NGC VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 171955 $125.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1923 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17522729236946357563168472775479482084794911521609408068207198107353053653423
19224831740050059364869873676780282988110161304243249936946837717335381650
0000006486987367678028298811016130424324993694683771733500
0000006667127457808118389151084145632565906707295562393500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1609
Owner: MarkPaul
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 575
Owner: BankNote1
 
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