Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 8,362,000
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 D 5C MS obverse 1918 D 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite a fairly high mintage for a D-Mint nickel of the time, 1918 D is rather scarce in Mint State. Those which have survived are typically of poor quality. Weak strikes from moderately to heavily worn dies are the norm. Circulated examples are likewise scarce, due primarily to this coin type's shallow, exposed dates that wore away within 15-20 years.

There's a nice repunched mintmark variety for 1918 D, but it's hard to make out on a worn coin. Far better known and more popular is the overdate (see next entry).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/29/2020

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1918 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 50.00 85.00 140 240 310 340 410 500 515 580 675 1025 1475 3000 6250 - - - -
$ - - - - 520 565 600 770 1150 2000 4000 12500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 872
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1918 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base43944641664347231943533138181120254----872
---------------11-----2
---------------2------2
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Total43944641664347231943533138181123264----876
 0%4%5%7%19%5%5%3%2%5%6%0%1%9%9%14%3%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123163212272463695745856908100510951138120613751821219735454669923486442377541392
1361792323365407127828739401035110911611262152419462646392061919234136882964743462
00000078287394010351109116112621524194626463920619192341368800
00000081989197310651124118313191672207230964294771292341873100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1095
Owner: Xan Chamberlain
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 908
Owner: MarkyT
 
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