Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 44,693,000
Catalog: KM-134
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/9/2015

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1926 5C MS
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Base $ 1.35 1.85 2.75 5.50 12.00 21.00 23.00 25.00 30.00 33.00 42.00 55.00 80.00 105 215 525 3750 16250 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1460
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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11/15/2000 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1378, 1378/Lot# 1139 $1,404.00
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 556 $575.00
11/20/2011 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/20/2011, 145/Lot# 19134 $3,025.00
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 804, 813/Lot# 10055 $425.00
5/25/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 195557 $170.50
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3709 $129.25
10/5/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131441/Lot# 23606 $74.00
6/5/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131624/Lot# 23507 $423.00


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