Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 4,156,000
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 2 5C MS obverse 1913 D TYPE 2 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of Type 2 nickels at Denver was only slightly smaller than its Type 1 production, but there existed no incentive to hoard these coins. The public was under the erroneous impression that the earlier type would be withdrawn and took no interest in the revised design. Thus, this issue is elusive across all grades and has long been perceived as a semi-key in this very popular coin series.

Gems are quite scarce, due both to the overall smaller number of Mint State survivors and the generally poorer quality of 1913 D Type nickels as made. Weak strikes and worn dies are more often seen than for the Type 1 edition.

No varieties have been reported for this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/13/2019

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1913 D TYPE 2 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 110 145 165 180 220 235 245 255 260 285 290 305 420 520 1150 2450 15700 36500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 720 1900 3800 24000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1517
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
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: 10/8/2019 1913 D TYPE 2 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base128701011664081283983152-38157181245851462--1517
---------------1--1---2
---------------2131---7
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Total128701011664081283983152-38157181248861782--1526
 0 %2 %5 %7 %11 %3 %5 %2 %3 %5 %10 %-2 %10 %12 %16 %6 %1 %1 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/11/2006 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #66033, 66033/Lot# 24086 $299.00
9/6/2009 PCGS VF 20   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2512 $138.00
8/10/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3117, 3117/Lot# 1104 $44.00
7/12/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7685 $224.25
1/5/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 162068 $112.20
3/21/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11141 $381.88
3/23/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 796, 805/Lot# 744 $350.00
3/30/2014 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131414/Lot# 26381 $129.25
8/18/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42246 $881.25


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