Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 58,264,000
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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1935 5C MS obverse 1935 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This is an extremely common issue across all grades through MS 66, though it is seldom fully struck at the centers. The example illustrated is fairly typical, being weak in the hair above the braid and at the highest point of the bison's coat. On the plus side, luster for 1935 nickels is almost uniformly excellent.

This date is known with a quite minor doubled-die obverse variety and several for the reverse, as well. Of these, NGC will attribute the most desirable ones under its VarietyPlus Service.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/21/2015

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1935 5C MS
Base $ 1.10 1.15 1.50 2.00 3.75 9.50 10.50 12.50 15.50 23.50 27.00 45.00 55.00 125 260 1900 39000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 70.00 150 400 5250 -

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Total Graded: 1776
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
4/17/2000 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1297, 1297/Lot# 1146 $141.70
9/24/2001 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1485, 1485/Lot# 1136 $174.40
8/6/2003 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore Bullet Sale #327, 327/Lot# 847 $356.50
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 570 $1,437.50
11/4/2004 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 6012 $276.00
10/20/2011 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 629, 636/Lot# 7076 $261.05
5/20/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/20/2012, 23/Lot# 52212 $45.02
6/30/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20137 $76.38

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