Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 7,569,500
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 D 5C MS obverse 1915 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1915 D nickels are moderately scarce in the higher circulated grades and all levels of Mint State. Gems are seldom seen, and many are less than fully struck.

It was around this time that die cracks became so common on Denver Mint coins, and this problem persisted through the late 1920s. It's unknown whether such cracks resulted from improper hardening of the dies or some other technical cause, but they are far more common on D Mint coins than those of the other mints.

A bold repunched mintmark variety is known for 1915 D, one of the nicest for the entire series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1915 D 5C MS
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Base $ 22.00 30.00 38.00 70.00 120 150 160 180 190 235 255 285 385 575 1850 4500 13750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 825 - 7850 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1043
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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2/11/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1179 $299.00
9/6/2009 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2741, 2741/Lot# 1444 $126.50
2/7/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 7575 $152.75
1/5/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 785, 794/Lot# 569 $2,625.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1201/Lot# 3820 $5,287.50
10/12/2014 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 224377 $35.00
6/28/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3533, 6112/Lot# 20304 $105.75
8/7/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131633/Lot# 25109 $158.63


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