Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,857,186
Catalog: KM-134
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 9/1/2015

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1913 TYPE 2 5C MS
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Base $ 10.50 11.50 13.00 15.00 20.00 24.00 26.00 29.00 32.00 36.00 39.00 60.00 70.00 105 345 1050 6000 - - -
$ 22.00 - - - - - 43.00 65.00 80.00 140 450 1200 8250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2039
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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12/22/1997 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1008, 1008/Lot# 1149 $185.30
6/2/2010 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140, 1140/Lot# 380 $3,450.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10080 $1,035.00
4/6/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 182058 $71.62
9/21/2014 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 822, 831/Lot# 44 $110.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1293 $1,610.00
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14601 $152.75


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