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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 4/3/2014

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1937 5C MS
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Base $ 1.10 1.15 1.50 2.00 3.50 3.50 9.00 9.50 11.00 12.50 18.50 21.50 25.00 40.00 44.00 60.00 75.00 440 10500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 28.00 43.00 47.00 65.00 120 1100 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7571
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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2/24/2003 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 256 $546.25
6/17/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131226/Lot# 28610 $56.00
3/25/2013 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3423, 3423/Lot# 1253 $280.00
11/17/2013 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 778, 787/Lot# 44 $75.00
7/11/2014 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20144 $39.95
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 226341 $1.00


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