Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,050
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 PF obverse 1915 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of proof nickels continued its inexorable slide during 1915, and it's not even certain that all of the 1,050 pieces reported were actually distributed.

The quality of 1915 proofs was very high, both in terms of strike and surfaces. These are beautiful coins when found unmolested, but the rarity of such pieces accounts for their fairly low certified population.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1915 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 715 775 850 1075 1500 2350 2800 5750 28500 85000 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 2675 3950 10000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 338
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
4/4/2005 PCGS PF 66   Teletrade Auction 2022, 2022/Lot# 1086 $2,090.00
6/1/2006 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 881 $5,750.00
2/11/2007 NGC PF 67   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1176 $4,025.00
11/10/2011 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 635, 642/Lot# 7103 $2,035.50
12/18/2011 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131152/Lot# 27465 $1,897.50
4/21/2013 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 112000 $1,980.00
11/6/2015 PCGS PF 67   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 22129 $3,768.23


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1752302953754695816487137607918351410147715311776210626142936421777561152919517
1932523224065066036707297708061027143214951613188622752721336353979014141920
000000670729770806102714321495161318862275272133635397901400
0000006917447818201218145515131694199624452829379065761027100
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 7756
Owner: Leonard Raines
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 4036
Owner: Compradore
 
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