Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 4,450,000
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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1925 D 5C MS obverse 1925 D 5C MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

1925 was a year in which it seems that none of the mints was committed to making good nickels. The Denver Mint edition is usually found poorly struck on all high points, with the first two numerals of the date being particularly deficient. Weakness on the bison's forehead and horn are also common.

As is the case with so many nickels of the 1920s, the reverse dies are more likely to be found heavily worn and eroded, since these could be carried forth to the following year and used until they failed completely. Even some Mint State coins have indistinguishable mintmarks, so heavy is the die erosion. Such coins are not certified by NGC.

The strong prices across all grades for 1925 D nickels reflects both the popularity of this series and the difficulty in finding a nice example of this particular issue. Denver Mint coins never enjoyed the mystique of those from San Francisco, and there was no widespread hoarding of this issue from circulation.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1925 D 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 11.00 23.00 38.00 80.00 180 180 245 265 285 385 440 485 620 825 1550 5100 21500 - - - -
$ 210 260 280 325 425 475 535 700 960 2500 6900 34500 - -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 774
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/12/1997 NGC F 12   Teletrade Auction 0927, 927/Lot# 1148 $17.75
4/12/2000 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1295, 1295/Lot# 1166 $844.75
10/15/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 186, 192/Lot# 186 $4,496.50
11/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1372 $920.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2400 $1,020.00
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(2), 1167/Lot# 3952 $1,035.00
1/20/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/20/2013, 58/Lot# 88201 $308.00


NGC Registry

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer