Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,514
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 PF obverse 1913 TYPE 2 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

This second type of 1913 proof nickel is similar in mintage to the first, but its survival rate is lower. It's possible that not all of the 1,514 pieces struck were actually sold, the remainder being melted at the end of the year.

Gems are rare, since proper storage materials simply didn't exist until decades later. In addition, the muted, satiny finish of proof 1913-16 nickels may have prompted collectors to clean them one or more times in an attempt to give the coins a more "prooflike" appearance.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/13/2019

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1913 TYPE 2 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 860 920 995 1370 1500 2125 2725 5000 42500 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 235
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1913 TYPE 2 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1212396773365--235
------------------1---1
----------------1211--5
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Total------------1212396875386--241
 ------------0 %1 %5 %16 %28 %31 %16 %2 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/13/1999 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 6791 $805.00
9/10/2006 NGC PF 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1388 $1,696.00
2/10/2013 NGC PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 97364 $1,045.00
9/16/2013 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 3448, 3448/Lot# 1179 $925.00
1/19/2014 PCGS PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 787, 796/Lot# 10034 $3,300.00
6/27/2014 PCGS PF 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1280 $1,175.00
3/27/2015 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5278 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 5C PF TYPE 2
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base190248317401500618688754804837882141014661531184320682671330346308849800721181
2092713454345396417107718158521058142914881635191822692882374560368849123980
000000710771815852105814291488163519182269288237456036884900
000000732787826867123414471509173919932470309241887443884900
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 4630
Owner: Leonard Raines
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 3303
Owner: UPS guy 20
 
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