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" coins are die states and not true varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.50 20.30 29.00 32.00 43.00 49.00 58.00 65.00 70.00 73.00 75.00 80.00 90.00 130 295 680 2375 37500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 155 340 900 10000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2447
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1913 D TYPE 1 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base5158331420211970139147235351739542173231--2447
---------------1-11---3
---------------2414---11
------------------1---1
Total5158331420211970139147235351742546175291--2462
 0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %1 %1 %1 %3 %6 %0 %2 %10 %14 %30 %22 %7 %1 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/26/2006 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2179, 2179/Lot# 1127 $313.60
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1195 $456.00
4/14/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 104724 $50.00
7/27/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 209648 $272.80
1/4/2015 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 837, 846/Lot# 1053 $290.00
8/18/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42243 $646.25
8/22/2018 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131835/Lot# 27229 $94.00


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