Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 21,620,000
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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1924 5C MS obverse 1924 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

1924 Philadelphia Mint nickels are usually available in most grades, with only gem pieces being somewhat scarce. Coins in the higher circulated grades of XF and AU are also a bit elusive.

This issue is almost never found fully struck, most examples being a bit weak in the Indian's hair and the bison's forehead. The luster is usually good, and this is more of a factor in grading than strike.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1924 5C MS
Base $ 1.75 2.75 5.50 10.50 23.00 23.00 40.00 42.00 50.00 60.00 75.00 85.00 120 220 390 750 2350 16150 - - -
$ 27.00 42.00 45.00 55.00 65.00 80.00 95.00 135 250 500 1050 3250 22500 -

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Total Graded: 654
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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5/30/2005 NGC MS 66   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 121 $2,300.00
3/11/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 March OnLine Coin Auction #1103 #1103, 1103/Lot# 7256 $207.00
9/20/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3141, 3141/Lot# 1045 $8.00
12/1/2013 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 282 $1,758.00
3/2/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 174687 $2,200.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7559 $528.75
1/25/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131505/Lot# 21143 $152.75

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