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
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Base $ 8.50 14.50 29.00 83.00 225 225 325 340 390 475 535 585 650 875 1450 5050 38500 - - - -
$ 250 335 375 430 525 560 625 700 1000 2350 8750 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 778
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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8/5/2000 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Philadelphia 2000 Bullet Sale #234, 234/Lot# 175 $2,645.00
4/6/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 310 $4,168.75
4/9/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2351, 2351/Lot# 1308 $5,152.00
7/17/2011 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/17/2011, 127/Lot# 12843 $77.00
10/17/2012 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24358 $150.65
12/9/2012 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 729, 738/Lot# 32 $325.00
12/2/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131250/Lot# 28075 $128.08
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1344 $32,200.00


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