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: 963
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/18/2005 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 2093, 2093/Lot# 1095 $17.00
12/12/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #66, 71/Lot# 171 $126.50
12/4/2007 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27122, 27122/Lot# 13111 $126.50
3/7/2010 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2820, 2820/Lot# 1377 $920.00
6/2/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2865, 2865/Lot# 1211 $299.00
6/3/2012 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 54675 $385.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1337 $1,552.50
2/5/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1370 $1,292.50


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