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: 894
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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10/5/2016 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1240/Lot# 4530


Auction Prices Realized

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7/17/1996 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0859, 859/Lot# 1157 $26.75
12/13/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 December Dallas Bullet Sale #278, 278/Lot# 355 $207.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1402 $1,552.50
8/20/2009 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 403, 409/Lot# 6197 $1,035.00
3/27/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131114/Lot# 20664 $149.50
12/22/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 147360 $21.25
5/5/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20086 $235.00
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 7597 $646.25


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