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 40.00 42.00 50.00 60.00 85.00 120 220 390 750 2350 16150 - - -
$ 27.00 42.00 45.00 55.00 65.00 95.00 135 250 500 1050 3250 22500 -

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Total Graded: 656
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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10/12/1998 PCGS MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1094, 1094/Lot# 1228 $39.24
5/30/2005 NGC MS 66   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 121 $2,300.00
1/23/2006 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 20941 $747.50
7/17/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 96, 101/Lot# 359 $356.50
7/31/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 7433 $241.50
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2532 $1,753.75
10/12/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 222724 $80.00
2/13/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3521, 6090/Lot# 20041 $340.75

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