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: 5/19/2015

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1924 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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 2350 17500 - - -
$ 27.00 - - - - 95.00 135 260 485 1150 3400 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/8/1996 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0856, 856/Lot# 1220 $152.60
2/11/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1213 $325.00
6/5/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27062, 27062/Lot# 13208 $333.50
7/31/2011 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/31/2011, 129/Lot# 13532 $292.47
11/7/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1161/Lot# 3176 $1,840.00
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7850 $299.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 7989 $258.50
12/1/2013 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 282 $1,758.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7559 $528.75


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