Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 6,142,000
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 S 5C MS obverse 1923 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

By the latter part of 1923 the existing supply of nickels in storage from earlier years had finally been distributed, and demand for new pieces existed once again. The six million coined at San Francisco in 1923 were not enough to prevent this issue from becoming slightly scarce in Mint State and in the higher circulated grades.

Most Mint State survivors are less than fully struck, though a very small number of exceptional pieces are known. More common is coins having a decent obverse strike and a mushy reverse that resulted from leftover dies of earlier years.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/1/2015

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1923 S 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 8.00 13.00 35.00 125 275 310 385 440 545 615 650 715 940 1600 9450 40000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 775 1100 2800 18400 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1222
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/7/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 5401 $1,610.00
4/8/2010 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 469, 475/Lot# 7130 $949.90
9/19/2010 NGC XF 40   Goldberg $345.00
9/18/2011 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131139/Lot# 20067 $115.00
2/12/2012 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 3223, 3223/Lot# 1376 $21.00
11/29/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8028 $235.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1677 $1,057.50
7/6/2014 NGC VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 171955 $125.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1923 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1752272923694637748478749251028117312901333137516342106521288497198107353053653423
192249318400567798856891959107612121304134714611791314164248849837717335381650
00000085689195910761212130413471461179131416424884983771733500
00000086590899411251251131913611548194941777637884995562393600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2106
Owner: MarkPaul
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 847
Owner: mikefromct
 
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