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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6/25/2003 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1743, 1743/Lot# 1147 $242.00
5/30/2005 NGC MS 66   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 121 $2,300.00
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2532 $1,753.75
9/7/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7385 $299.00
3/2/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 174687 $2,200.00
4/20/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 762 $2,125.00
5/5/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20088 $705.00


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