Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 6,436,000
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 D 5C MS obverse 1928 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite its modest mintage, the 1928 D nickel is plentiful in Mint State grades. A portion of this mintage sat idle during the early years of the Great Depression, only to be issued several years later when the recovering economy finally emptied these vaults. For a time in the late 1930s and early 40s it seemed that every coin dealer in the Midwest had a good stock of this issue.

1928 D nickels are never fully struck, though they rarely show the extreme weakness of D-Mint nickels coined earlier in the decade. The luster on these coins is generally good to excellent, and the number of certified gems is higher than one would expect for a 1920s coin of such mintage.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2015

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1928 D 5C MS
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Base $ 1.50 2.50 5.00 14.50 43.00 48.00 50.00 53.00 58.00 75.00 85.00 125 175 765 3550 23500 - - -
$ - - - - - - 95.00 135 250 1200 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1538
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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8/4/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131531/Lot# 21414


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9/13/1997 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1997 September Long Beach Sale #178, 178/Lot# 6927 $431.25
9/6/2000 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1354, 1354/Lot# 1124 $76.30
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1230 $805.00
1/20/2009 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #29014, 29014/Lot# 24130 $80.50
4/21/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 363, 369/Lot# 247 $431.25
5/27/2012 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/27/2012, 24/Lot# 54295 $495.00
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3715 $182.13


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