Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 44,693,000
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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1926 5C MS obverse 1926 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This is the most plentiful issue of the 1920s across all grades. Though most Mint State coins are less than fully struck, there are enough sharp ones to meet the demand from picky collectors. The luster on these coins is generally quite pleasing, too. Why quality improved so vastly over that of the previous date is unknown.

Varieties include one very minor doubled-die obverse and another, much more distinctive one which is paired with a minor doubled-die reverse. This pair is recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2015

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1926 5C MS
Base $ 1.35 1.85 2.75 5.50 12.00 21.00 23.00 25.00 30.00 42.00 55.00 80.00 105 215 525 3750 16250 - -
$ - - - - - - 60.00 90.00 125 280 715 5100 -

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Total Graded: 1433
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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1/5/2000 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1256, 1256/Lot# 1131 $152.60
11/17/2003 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Bullet Sale #335, 335/Lot# 590 $322.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 465 $67.85
7/28/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 130194 $66.00
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3709 $129.25
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3375 $3,118.45
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1352 $506.00

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