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
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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: 9/2/2015

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1928 5C MS
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 7000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 62.00 85.00 140 415 1150 - -

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Total Graded: 895
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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5/25/2002 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22124, 22124/Lot# 17127 $231.15
4/2/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 73 $86.25
5/25/2008 NGC MS 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3887 $253.00
10/23/2008 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 7405 $517.50
10/9/2011 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3151, 3151/Lot# 1433 $126.50
12/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/04/2011, 147/Lot# 23113 $110.00
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8012 $282.00
2/13/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3521, 6090/Lot# 20042 $76.38

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