Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35,715,000
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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1923 5C MS obverse 1923 5C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

By the summer of 1923 economic activity had picked up enough that additional nickels were needed for circulation. By year's end the Philadelphia Mint produced a substantial quantity, and this issue is common across most grades. Gems are only a bit elusive, and most display decent strikes and bright luster.

A couple of minor doubled-die obverse varieties are noted in the book by John Wexler, Ron Pope and Kevin Flynn, but these are of interest only to variety specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/1/2015

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1923 5C MS
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Base $ 2.00 3.50 5.00 6.75 14.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 52.00 60.00 65.00 130 175 235 615 1400 9000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 75.00 140 190 300 750 2450 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 966
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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9/10/2006 NGC MS 67   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1404 $3,220.00
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 7815 $431.25
6/2/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2865, 2865/Lot# 1211 $299.00
3/17/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7591 $632.50
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1154/Lot# 3154 $1,006.25
1/20/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 735, 744/Lot# 1061 $35.00
4/7/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131316/Lot# 24060 $940.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7556 $399.50
6/8/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 198802 $51.00


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