Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 63,093,000
Catalog: KM-134
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: 5/18/2015

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1920 5C MS
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Base $ 1.75 2.75 3.75 7.00 15.00 28.00 30.00 36.00 45.00 65.00 70.00 115 150 280 850 1625 10700 - - -
$ - - - - - - 77.00 125 190 325 1075 3300 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 890
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Grade
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10/23/2011 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3159, 3159/Lot# 1492 $546.25
11/13/2011 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/13/2011, 144/Lot# 24705 $68.31
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 7975 $881.25
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3231 $2,115.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(6), 1188/Lot# 7431 $705.00
4/27/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2054 $625.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1330 $1,380.00
11/10/2015 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 27063 $381.88


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