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 The public was under the erroneous impression that the earlier type would be withdrawn and took no interest in the revised design.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: 1/17/2017

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1913 D TYPE 2 5C MS
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Base $ 90.00 125 145 165 195 235 240 260 275 295 310 335 400 585 1350 2800 17000 34000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 875 1950 4300 24000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1351
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 68


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5/25/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3843 $661.25
8/13/2009 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 401, 407/Lot# 6174 $253.00
11/13/2011 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 3171, 3171/Lot# 1373 $130.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24335 $258.75
4/20/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 188700 $132.00
10/10/2014 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14603 $146.88
7/20/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30820 $144.53
5/15/2016 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131621/Lot# 27135 $305.50


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