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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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: 1/21/2015

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1924 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 8.50 14.50 29.00 83.00 225 325 340 390 475 585 650 875 1450 5050 38500 - - - -
$ 250 335 375 430 525 625 700 1000 2350 8750 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 783
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1038 $1,063.75
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1214 $1,500.00
7/9/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 7445 $747.50
10/24/2011 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 630, 637/Lot# 1092 $3,622.50
2/21/2012 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 3229, 3229/Lot# 1065 $30.00
6/3/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131224/Lot# 24077 $373.75
7/26/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 198 $264.38
10/27/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131345/Lot# 22114 $135.13
2/2/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 169171 $68.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7610213918331467472586589197411031186122613031547204837839234481774872130137043
85114154227434691772874919101711311199125213841714262656009234570712092265480
00000077287491910171131119912521384171426265600923457071209200
00000081888294610601158121312771466188132057417923465971669600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3783
Owner: MarkPaul
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 674
Owner: BankNote1
 
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