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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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: 9/1/2015

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1924 5C MS
Base $ 1.75 2.75 5.50 10.50 23.00 40.00 42.00 50.00 60.00 85.00 120 230 400 825 2300 17500 - - -
$ 27.00 - - - - 95.00 135 260 485 1150 3400 - -

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Total Graded: 653
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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7/1/1998 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1063, 1063/Lot# 1205 $87.20
6/5/2002 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2002 June Long Beach Signature Sale #292, 292/Lot# 5492 $2,300.00
12/19/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #67, 72/Lot# 162 $1,909.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5052 $16,450.00
12/2/2012 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/02/2012, 51/Lot# 86305 $14.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1343 $1,552.50
10/12/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225002 $1.00
2/13/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3521, 6090/Lot# 20041 $340.75

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