Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 24,814,000
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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1936 D 5C MS obverse 1936 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After years of making mediocre coins, the Denver Mint took the lead in averaging the finest pieces overall from 1936 through much of the 1950s. Most 1936 D nickels were thus well made, with good to superior strikes and excellent luster, though the example above illustrates this point rather poorly. It was weakly struck from quite eroded dies, proving that for every rule there is the exception.

This is another issue that is quite rich in repunched mintmarks, at least 15 being known. The better of these are attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service. A doubled-die reverse is also known, but it is so subtle as to be of almost no interest to collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1936 D 5C MS
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Base $ 1.15 1.25 1.75 2.25 4.50 4.50 13.00 14.00 16.50 22.50 36.00 38.00 40.00 45.00 57.50 110 190 1175 37500 - -
$ - - - - - 37.50 40.00 42.00 50.00 65.00 135 445 2530 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2330
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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8/6/1997 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0969, 969/Lot# 1210 $29.75
9/20/2000 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20094, 20094/Lot# 4111 $78.00
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 244 $1,610.00
1/24/2006 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26015, 26015/Lot# 11096 $138.00
4/10/2006 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA Online Session #403, 403/Lot# 7436 $862.50
2/15/2010 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 553 $2,990.00
11/25/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 82262 $61.45
1/20/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 735, 744/Lot# 1090 $100.00
1/13/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131304/Lot# 20129 $66.00


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