Coin Specifications

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


  
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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: 1/17/2017

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1923 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 3.50 5.50 8.00 16.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 50.00 60.00 70.00 125 175 215 560 1300 8100 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 190 270 675 1900 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 991
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/11/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1210 $204.00
4/24/2011 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3053, 3053/Lot# 1194 $891.25
1/19/2012 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 655, 662/Lot# 7156 $776.25
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/02/2012, 38/Lot# 71348 $495.00
1/9/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3516, 6085/Lot# 20020 $399.50
7/12/2015 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131529/Lot# 25612 $144.53
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1223/Lot# 3535 $9,400.00


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