Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 4,450,000
Catalog: KM-134
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1925 D 5C MS obverse 1925 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1925 was a year in which it seems that none of the mints was committed to making good nickels. The Denver Mint edition is usually found poorly struck on all high points, with the first two numerals of the date being particularly deficient. Weakness on the bison's forehead and horn are also common.

As is the case with so many nickels of the 1920s, the reverse dies are more likely to be found heavily worn and eroded, since these could be carried forth to the following year and used until they failed completely. Even some Mint State coins have indistinguishable mintmarks, so heavy is the die erosion. Such coins are not certified by NGC.

The strong prices across all grades for 1925 D nickels reflects both the popularity of this series and the difficulty in finding a nice example of this particular issue. Denver Mint coins never enjoyed the mystique of those from San Francisco, and there was no widespread hoarding of this issue from circulation.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/2/2015

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1925 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 11.00 23.00 38.00 80.00 165 255 275 300 400 440 525 620 825 1575 4600 18500 - - - -
$ 190 - - - - - - 700 960 2200 7150 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 798
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/15/2006 NGC VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2204, 2204/Lot# 1184 $84.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2543 $1,322.50
10/2/2007 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Final Session #447, 447/Lot# 7672 $488.75
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3323 $1,150.00
8/19/2012 NGC VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/19/2012, 36/Lot# 68353 $51.11
4/20/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 764 $4,050.00
8/29/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3497, 6051/Lot# 22051 $132.78


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base981311712233045756427157547939661051111712961531216138527014515879602295340035
1091441882503945976667287678519941073117713741741272549067014609212958286470
000000666728767851994107311771374174127254906701460921295800
0000006917417809081023109512361453195132885960701470261795500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2161
Owner: MOKANDO
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1531
Owner: Jason Colinger
 
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