Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
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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1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF obverse 1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

More vigorous polishing of the dies and planchets furnished the type of proof coin collectors expected, though the mint generally failed to provide any contrasting texture to the die cavities. Notice from the example illustrated that this brilliance often came at the expense of detail; three of the bison's four legs are partially obliterated.

From 1936 through 1942 collectors were permitted to order proof coins individually, so the mintages varied from one denomination to another. The cent and nickel typically won such competitions, as these were the coins collectors of the time most sought for their date/mint series, as well.

This issue is scarce relative to the great demand for it. Most have survived in reasonably nice condition, though the limits of the mint's 1930s procedures essentially prohibit the ultra high grades associated with current proof coinage.

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Price Guide

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1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 554
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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8/29/2007 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2415, 2415/Lot# 1086 $2,296.00
9/15/2008 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 283, 289/Lot# 302 $2,185.00
12/4/2008 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 1006 $1,265.00
3/18/2012 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 40905 $1,937.10
9/9/2012 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/09/2012, 39/Lot# 47252 $1,870.00
2/3/2013 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1217 $2,128.00
1/8/2014 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1201/Lot# 3869 $2,232.50
6/27/2014 NGC PF 67   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1293 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25132040450562276084492197810161070153117071707194922332614284733656473948520467
27434843854466878887094099110341224159017071788204423602692302044017477131460
0000008709409911034122415901707178820442360269230204401747700
00000089595910031052137716481707186821382487276931925437848100
1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base442551676824993118713031410148915411615166218181985200920482169247634635585948428025
4785937258801058122613391436150615661631171418741993202220882271280541706885156640
0000001339143615061566163117141874199320222088227128054170688500
0000001374146315241590164617661929200120352129237431344878818400
1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10281066110311381173120612461284132113631393145016091639182520332169238829104853747120761
10401078111411491184121912581296133513731412150316191701189420782242256235575725119010
0000001258129613351373141215031619170118942078224225623557572500
0000001271130813491383143115561629176319632123231527364205659800
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 4401
Owner: Leonard Raines
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 2910
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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