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: 9/27/2019

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1926 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.00 1.75 4.00 8.00 15.00 25.00 27.50 30.00 35.00 40.00 48.00 70.00 95.00 110 190 550 3000 16250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 125 255 850 7000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1586
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1926 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-353156444935-456141548562170161--1586
----------1----1-31---6
---------------5322---12
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Total-353156444936-456141554565175191--1604
 -0%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%1%2%-0%3%9%35%35%11%1%0%-- 

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