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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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
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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Total Graded: 1544
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1417 $741.75
4/21/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 363, 369/Lot# 247 $431.25
4/7/2010 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2835, 2835/Lot# 1288 $517.50
6/14/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2172 $690.00
7/12/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7747 $149.50
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(2), 1173/Lot# 3846 $2,585.00
11/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 147585 $181.50
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4363 $3,407.50
5/24/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131522/Lot# 21122 $129.25

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