Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 63,093,000
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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1920 5C MS obverse 1920 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The economic boom prompted by World War I lasted until mid 1920, even though the war had ended nearly two years earlier. This heightened commerce is reflected in the huge number of nickels coined at the Philadelphia Mint in 1920.

This issue is common in worn condition and in Mint State grades as high as MS 65. Like the example illustrated, most coins are less than fully struck, but this has only minimal impact on their assigned grades. The luster of this issue is typically quite pleasing, which more influential in grading.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1920 5C MS
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Base $ 1.75 2.75 4.00 8.00 16.00 29.00 32.00 37.00 45.00 65.00 75.00 105 155 260 775 1550 8650 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 300 950 3750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 910
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/14/2001 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1506, 1506/Lot# 1147 $463.25
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 272 $241.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 130 $218.50
4/16/2008 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 448 $632.50
1/7/2009 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 817 $3,737.50
11/13/2011 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3171, 3171/Lot# 1400 $200.00
11/13/2011 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/13/2011, 144/Lot# 24705 $68.31
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1882 $575.00


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