Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,258,000
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 D 5C MS obverse 1924 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is moderately scarce across all grades. Examples in the higher circulated grades of XF and AU are very difficult to find and command good prices. Mint State pieces of so-so quality are more available than the modest mintage suggests, and it's conceivable that some of these coins remained in vautls for a few years, as later dates were issued first. This phenomenon applied to several Denver Mint coins of the 1920s, most notably to the 1926 D nickels and quarters.

Fully struck 1924 D nickels are all but unknown, and the weakness shown in the bison's forehead on the example illustrated is characteristic of this issue.

The book by Wexler, Pope and Flynn illustrates three repunched mintmark varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1924 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 9.00 15.00 28.00 75.00 215 340 365 430 490 565 625 675 1000 1650 4350 25500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1050 2500 6350 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 835
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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8/12/1998 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1076, 1076/Lot# 1186 $763.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1214 $1,500.00
11/20/2011 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131148/Lot# 28091 $104.00
6/10/2012 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 54559 $181.50
2/24/2013 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 740, 749/Lot# 1051 $575.00
1/30/2015 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3519, 6088/Lot# 21040 $56.40
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5288 $1,292.50
11/13/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131647/Lot# 27380 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7610213918331467472586589197411031186122613031547204837839234481774872130137043
85114154227434691772874919101711311199125213841714262656009234570712092265480
00000077287491910171131119912521384171426265600923457071209200
00000081888294610601158121312771466188132057417923465971669600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3783
Owner: MarkPaul
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 674
Owner: BankNote1
 
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