Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 23,411,000
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.
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1928 5C MS obverse 1928 5C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1928 Philadelphia Mint nickel may be found with excellent luster, though it almost never has a full strike. Most miss the mark a bit, though this has little impact on grading. Thus, a generous number of gems have been certified.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2015

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1928 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 1.50 2.50 5.50 13.00 22.50 24.50 27.00 32.50 44.00 55.00 75.00 125 325 700 7250 - - -
$ - - - - - - 62.00 85.00 140 415 1150 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 885
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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6/7/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7294


Auction Prices Realized

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9/9/1998 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1084, 1084/Lot# 1200 $735.75
8/8/2001 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21082, 21082/Lot# 2080 $77.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1229 $172.50
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2372, 2372/Lot# 1201 $246.40
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1233 $822.50
1/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 97713 $88.00
9/15/2013 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 769, 778/Lot# 37 $625.00


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