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: 1/17/2017

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1913 TYPE 2 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 11.00 12.50 14.00 16.00 21.00 26.00 28.00 31.00 33.00 42.00 46.00 65.00 75.00 110 365 1000 5350 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 70.00 - 155 460 1150 9250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2127
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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11/3/2017 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2017 November 1 & 3 Eric P. Newman Collection Part IX US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1260/Lot# 15412
11/4/2017 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 19354


Auction Prices Realized

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1/10/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0805, 805/Lot# 213 $130.80
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 109 $805.00
1/3/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 1492 $373.75
10/22/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 188, 194/Lot# 8095 $36.80
10/18/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 7926 $258.50
7/21/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/21/2013, 84/Lot# 129412 $27.00
3/6/2015 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 90 $14,100.00


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