Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 8,370,000
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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1929 D 5C MS obverse 1929 D 5C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

1929 D nickels are seldom found fully struck, the coin illustrated being a rare exception. More typical is softness on the highest points of the relief. Luster is usually good for this issue.

The number of gems is limited, due both to striking deficiencies and the tendency of such coins to have many marks. Oftentimes these marks were not the result of contact with other coins after striking. Instead, they were present on the unstruck planchets, and the lack of complete compression in the dies left them visible on the finished coins. A fuller strike would have obliterated these flaws.

Circulated pieces in the grades of XF and AU are rather scarce, but their values are held in check by the many Mint State pieces available.

A minor repunched mintmark variety may be found.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/21/2015

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1929 D 5C MS
Base $ 1.20 1.50 2.75 7.00 32.50 45.00 47.00 53.00 56.00 77.00 100.00 155 365 1175 2350 25000 - - -
$ 35.00 - - - - 88.00 115 185 525 1600 11500 - -

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Total Graded: 745
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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10/6/2000 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2000 October Long Beach Sale #238, 238/Lot# 6081 $2,070.00
11/12/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2285, 2285/Lot# 1256 $313.60
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1252 $1,821.25
11/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 149341 $137.50
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 788, 797/Lot# 600 $150.00
2/9/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131407/Lot# 22584 $72.00
3/30/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131414/Lot# 26385 $822.50
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1364 $6,325.00

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