Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 79,480,000
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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1937 5C MS obverse 1937 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though of lesser mintage than the 1936(P) issue, this date is actually more common in top grades. Sharp strikes and blazing luster typify many of the survivors, and this issue shares the spotlight with 1938 D as one of the most popular issues for type collectors. The coin illustrated has a decent strike, but better ones are available.

Single doubled-die varieties are known for obverse and reverse, the latter being more easily discerned. With such a huge mintage requiring hundreds of dies, it's surprising that no others have surfaced.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/21/2015

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1937 5C MS
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Base $ 1.10 1.15 1.50 2.00 3.50 9.00 9.50 11.00 12.50 21.50 25.00 40.00 44.00 60.00 80.00 460 15000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7654
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/13/2004 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #11, 15/Lot# 74 $42.55
10/31/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26111, 26111/Lot# 11298 $39.00
1/7/2007 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2309, 2309/Lot# 1237 $14.00
2/1/2009 NGC MS 67   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 796 $207.00
7/8/2010 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2010 July Orlando, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1142, 1142/Lot# 3358 $241.50
9/4/2011 NGC MS 67   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 886 $242.00
7/1/2012 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/01/2012, 29/Lot# 60133 $91.30
7/11/2014 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20144 $39.95


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