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: 1/17/2017

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1918 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 40.00 68.00 125 240 310 340 410 480 515 580 725 1025 1475 3850 7700 45000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 780 1150 2150 4400 12350 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 791
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
7/20/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 July New York, NY Signature Sale #320, 320/Lot# 5545 $3,565.00
2/12/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 126, 131/Lot# 268 $402.50
9/23/2007 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2535 $2,875.00
10/12/2011 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 3154, 3154/Lot# 1311 $45.00
8/11/2013 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 130504 $883.06
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6279 $3,525.00
3/21/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1198/Lot# 10164 $9,517.50
9/7/2014 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 202372 $175.00
8/11/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 235 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123163212272463695745856908100510951138120613751821219735454669923486442377541392
136179232336540712782873940103511091161126215241946264639206191923413688296470
00000078287394010351109116112621524194626463920619192341368800
00000081989197310651124118313191672207230964294771292341873100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2197
Owner: MOKANDO
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1005
Owner: BankNote1
 
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