Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 21,620,000
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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1924 5C MS obverse 1924 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1924 Philadelphia Mint nickels are usually available in most grades, with only gem pieces being somewhat scarce. Coins in the higher circulated grades of XF and AU are also a bit elusive.

This issue is almost never found fully struck, most examples being a bit weak in the Indian's hair and the bison's forehead. The luster is usually good, and this is more of a factor in grading than strike.

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Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1924 5C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 683
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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12/30/1996 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0906, 906/Lot# 1146 $370.60
4/26/2006 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 1075 $21,850.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1213 $325.00
7/31/2011 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/31/2011, 129/Lot# 13532 $292.47
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7401 $276.00
4/20/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 762 $2,125.00
8/18/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42264 $646.25


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