Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 32,086,314
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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1918 5C MS obverse 1918 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1918 Philadelphia Mint nickels are fairly plentiful, but not to the extent of other P-Mints nickels from the late 1910s. It's a mystery why the mintage of this issue fell from 1917's figure, when all other denominations were coined in greater numbers.

There are plenty of Mint State coins to meet the needs of average collectors, though gems are very elusive. It's exceedingly rare to find a fully struck 1918(P) nickel, as nearly all are weak at their centers.

A nice doubled-die reverse variety is found with this date, though it's not as pronounced as the DDR for 1917(P).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/11/2020

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1918 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 5.00 6.00 8.50 18.00 32.00 52.00 65.00 80.00 115 130 175 210 335 520 1110 2450 23150 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 250 360 600 1700 3400 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 684
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1918 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-261022514382157-8881272336983---684
--------------12--1---4
---------------2-1----3
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Total-261022514382157-8881282376994---691
 -0%1%1%3%1%2%0%1%3%8%-1%13%19%34%10%1%1%--- 

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