Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,857,186
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 TYPE 2 5C MS obverse 1913 TYPE 2 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though its mintage is similar to the Type 1 issue, the 1913 Type 2 Philadelphia nickel was saved in much lesser numbers. Still, it is plentiful in grades through MS 65 by the sheer numbers produced.

Though sometimes less than fully struck, these Type 2 coins are not as often plagued by eroded dies and severe die clashing.

Varieties include quite collectable doubled dies for both obverse and reverse, and these are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/28/2020

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1913 TYPE 2 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10.00 15.00 17.50 20.00 22.00 25.00 27.00 30.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 60.00 70.00 110 325 850 4850 - - -
$ 23.00 26.00 28.00 32.00 37.00 42.00 50.00 65.00 80.00 150 450 950 9250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2350
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1913 TYPE 2 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-11612915917501521372764578583479210---2350
--------------1-125---9
-------------1-323----9
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Total-11612915917501521372774588613509715---2368
 -0%0%0%1%0%1%0%1%2%6%0%2%12%19%36%15%4%1%--- 

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