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: 4/3/2014

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1935 5C MS
Base $ 1.10 1.15 1.50 2.00 3.75 3.75 9.50 10.50 12.50 15.50 21.00 23.50 27.00 45.00 55.00 125 245 1850 35000 - -
$ - - - - - - 24.50 30.00 50.00 70.00 150 315 2500 -

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Total Graded: 1740
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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7/21/2003 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 1755, 1755/Lot# 1865 $550.00
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 133 $299.00
4/13/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 360, 366/Lot# 447 $42.00
8/26/2012 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/26/2012, 37/Lot# 65425 $115.50
6/30/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131328/Lot# 28707 $146.88
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1191/Lot# 3241 $1,598.00
2/5/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1758 $1,527.50

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