Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,337,000
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS obverse 1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite having a fairly low mintage for a 20th Century minor coin, this issue is common due to the typical hoarding that accompanies any first-year-of-issue type. Adding to the population of Mint State survivors are countless coins put aside by speculators in response to the revised reverse.

Type 1 1913 D nickels are common across all grades through MS 66. The severely eroded and deeply clashed dies so often seen with the Philadelphia coins are not as much of a problem with the Denver edition. In fact, examples from fresh dies are sometimes found with amazingly sharp strikes and make for better type coins overall.

A minor repunched mintmark variety is known for this issue. Examples are also found having the shallowest feather polished off of the die. These "2-feathers" die states are not recognized by NGC, as they are not true varieties.

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Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS
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Base $ 16.00 19.00 22.00 32.00 43.00 53.00 58.00 65.00 70.00 73.00 75.00 80.00 90.00 140 290 650 2600 37500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2324
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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10/24/1999 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1226, 1226/Lot# 1076 $327.00
3/20/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 79, 84/Lot# 180 $86.25
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7357 $282.00
3/21/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11136 $411.25
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3682 $360.73
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 182053 $54.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1288 $460.00


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