Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,730,000
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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1927 D 5C MS obverse 1927 D 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This issue is seldom found fully struck, though it tends to be sharper than the problematic nickels dated 1925 D and 1926 D. Luster is usually good, though not enough to result in many gems. Most Mint State 1927 D nickels are disappointing overall.

Two repunched mintmark varieties are known, the better one featuring duplicate mintmarks both above and below the final impression. Also known is a very minor doubled-die obverse.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/10/2015

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1927 D 5C MS
Base $ 2.75 6.00 7.50 33.00 75.00 125 135 150 180 225 275 445 900 7350 30550 - - - -
$ 85.00 - - - - - 300 525 1765 11000 48000 - -

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Total Graded: 770
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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10/3/2001 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1489, 1489/Lot# 1090 $174.40
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 793 $575.00
3/17/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7603 $747.50
1/1/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12236 $7,872.50
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1202/Lot# 3375 $1,292.50
2/16/2014 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 143271 $265.83
10/26/2014 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 827, 836/Lot# 557 $1,700.00

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