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: 9/13/2019

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1913 TYPE 2 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 11.50 16.00 17.50 20.00 23.00 28.00 30.00 35.00 37.50 42.00 50.00 65.00 75.00 110 365 780 4275 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 70.00 - 155 460 1150 9250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2241
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 10/8/2019 1913 TYPE 2 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--151091491747144137255429830338887---2241
--------------1-125---9
-------------1-3------4
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Total--1510914917471441372564308333399012---2254
 --0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %0 %1 %2 %6 %0 %2 %11 %19 %37 %15 %4 %1 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/16/1997 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0963, 963/Lot# 1129 $545.00
2/12/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 126, 131/Lot# 255 $48.30
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3841 $488.75
10/16/2011 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/16/2011, 140/Lot# 20022 $47.00
10/20/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 130211 $62.70
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131344/Lot# 20053 $881.25
4/10/2015 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3529, 6098/Lot# 21077 $23.50


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