Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 44,693,000
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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1926 5C MS obverse 1926 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the most plentiful issue of the 1920s across all grades. Though most Mint State coins are less than fully struck, there are enough sharp ones to meet the demand from picky collectors. The luster on these coins is generally quite pleasing, too. Why quality improved so vastly over that of the previous date is unknown.

Varieties include one very minor doubled-die obverse and another, much more distinctive one which is paired with a minor doubled-die reverse. This pair is recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/22/2017

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1926 5C MS
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Base $ 1.35 1.85 2.75 6.00 12.00 22.00 24.00 26.00 32.00 35.00 45.00 68.00 95.00 110 220 550 3700 16250 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1472
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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9/12/1999 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1209, 1209/Lot# 1061 $261.60
3/27/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 198 $81.65
7/4/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26072, 26072/Lot# 13108 $138.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 922 $414.00
11/25/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 82266 $149.60
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5470 $152.75
8/10/2016 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(1), 1238/Lot# 3493 $4,465.00


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