Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,430,000
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 S 5C MS obverse 1927 S 5C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Like the Denver Mint 1927 nickel, the best that can be said of the 1927 S issue is that it comes better than the two preceding dates. Most are less than fully struck, but very poorly struck coins are not often encountered. The fields are sometimes a bit prooflike, probably as a consequence of the dies being repolished to eradicate clash marks. The coin illustrated is a superior specimen in all respects and quite rare as such. The certified population of gem 1927 S nickels is very small.

Problem-free examples are somewhat scarce in the higher circulated grades, but the hoarding that accompanied all S-Mint coins starting in the late 1930s has preserved enough pieces to meet collector demand.

Minor doubled-die varieties are known for both obverse and reverse, but they attract little interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2015

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1927 S 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.50 2.75 5.50 38.00 95.00 200 240 315 460 750 1375 2250 3650 20000 65000 - - - -
$ 105 - 250 385 590 875 1600 2600 6100 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 624
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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6/3/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 5704 $3,335.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1227 $5,040.00
11/11/2007 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2447, 2447/Lot# 1218 $504.00
12/3/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 200, 206/Lot# 174 $1,955.00
3/17/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(1), 1153/Lot# 3263 $2,070.00
12/22/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 159013 $150.00
6/3/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3714 $111.63
11/6/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7420 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4159811061433363665976848471051129014502068258533657077105157651113423402058893
476689118207346443626738915113113431656224028454602822310515888118901423110
00000044362673891511311343165622402845460282231051588811890100
000000520655793983121013971862241331055840936910515101122646100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1051
Owner: BankNote1
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 366
Owner: mikefromct
 
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