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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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: 1086
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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2/11/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1178 $690.00
10/19/2011 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 3158, 3158/Lot# 1209 $27.00
9/9/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131238/Lot# 22665 $141.00
1/20/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 735, 744/Lot# 1041 $450.00
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 150581 $88.00
4/28/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20127 $91.65
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1206/Lot# 3428 $2,115.00
11/30/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131449/Lot# 23069 $188.00
9/20/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131539/Lot# 29724 $146.88


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