Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20,986,220
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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1915 5C MS obverse 1915 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1915 Philadelphia Mint nickels are plentiful in all grades through MS 65. Most are well struck, and only a few will show the extreme die erosion so troublesome on 1913-14 nickels.

A very nice doubled-die obverse variety exists for this date, and it is attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1915 5C MS
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Base $ 7.00 8.00 10.00 13.00 25.00 35.00 38.00 42.00 47.00 55.00 60.00 70.00 105 160 370 725 3400 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 175 400 1225 5800 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1514
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/9/1998 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1113, 1113/Lot# 1224 $45.78
4/3/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 81: The Leesburg Sale, 86/Lot# 245 $109.25
3/15/2007 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 249 $2,530.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 301 $442.75
7/15/2012 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 50347 $643.50
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 194004 $245.63
2/6/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2011 $834.25


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