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: 1779
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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12/30/1996 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0906, 906/Lot# 1153 $29.75
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1240 $1,500.00
9/6/2012 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7677 $381.88
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6888 $44.65
7/21/2013 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 761, 770/Lot# 295 $140.00
12/29/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 160373 $10.00
1/12/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131403/Lot# 24508 $182.13

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