Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,258,000
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 D 5C MS obverse 1924 D 5C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This issue is moderately scarce across all grades. Examples in the higher circulated grades of XF and AU are very difficult to find and command good prices. Mint State pieces of so-so quality are more available than the modest mintage suggests, and it's conceivable that some of these coins remained in vautls for a few years, as later dates were issued first. This phenomenon applied to several Denver Mint coins of the 1920s, most notably to the 1926 D nickels and quarters.

Fully struck 1924 D nickels are all but unknown, and the weakness shown in the bison's forehead on the example illustrated is characteristic of this issue.

The book by Wexler, Pope and Flynn illustrates three repunched mintmark varieties.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/9/2015

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1924 D 5C MS
Base $ 8.50 14.50 30.00 85.00 235 325 350 425 485 585 650 850 1450 4800 30500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 950 1950 9000 - - -

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Total Graded: 800
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
8/17/1996 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 6810 $2,860.00
9/26/1998 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Sale #192, 192/Lot# 5805 $897.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2541 $690.00
3/1/2011 NGC VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3023, 3023/Lot# 1042 $61.00
4/14/2013 NGC VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 110441 $102.30
12/7/2014 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 105 $1,250.00
1/30/2015 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3519, 6088/Lot# 21040 $56.40
4/22/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3612 $1,880.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 D 5C MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3783
Owner: MarkPaul
Grade: XF 40
Points: 674
Owner: BankNote1
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