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
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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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1430
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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7/22/1998 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1069, 1069/Lot# 1184 $261.60
10/30/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Online Session #429, 429/Lot# 7635 $161.00
10/22/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 188, 194/Lot# 8140 $175.95
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24361 $139.15
12/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131351/Lot# 24057 $156.28
3/9/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 135100 $144.40
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1352 $506.00


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