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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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10/24/2006 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26105, 26105/Lot# 13162 $126.50
6/25/2007 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2386, 2386/Lot# 1103 $134.40
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1208 $253.00
3/11/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 38385 $211.20
4/8/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/08/2012, 17/Lot# 36351 $13.00
7/8/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131229/Lot# 24716 $207.00
11/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 81 $110.00
3/9/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 135098 $487.30
5/5/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20086 $235.00


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