Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 37,981,000
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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1927 5C MS obverse 1927 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In The Complete Guide to Buffalo Nickels, author David W. Lange sums up the 1927(P) nickel as follows: "Well struck coins are the norm for this issue, but no Buffalo Nickel coined 1918 and later will have the sharpness of well struck coins from earlier years. The master hubs for this type gradually became worn, a process accelerated by the high mintages of 1916-20."

1927(P) nickels are plentiful across most grades, with a number of truly outstanding pieces known. Five examples were certified by NGC as Specimen (SP) coins, and it's believed that these were test pieces struck from chromium-plated dies. Such experiments were recorded in the Mint Director's Report for Fiscal Year 1928, though nothing was specifically mentioned regarding which coins were involved.

A minor doubled-die obverse variety is noted, but this is of little interest to most collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/27/2019

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1927 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.00 1.50 3.25 6.75 15.00 25.00 27.00 30.00 35.00 41.00 48.00 65.00 90.00 135 260 510 5475 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 150 385 1080 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1127
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1927 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--4189463936-772108419342909---1127
----------------551---11
---------------33-1---7
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Total--4189463936-7721084223509511---1145
 --0 %0 %1 %1 %0 %1 %0 %1 %3 %-1 %6 %9 %37 %31 %8 %1 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
4/10/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0831, 831/Lot# 315 $109.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 304 $460.00
3/4/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131211/Lot# 28144 $104.00
1/27/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 97712 $20.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 788, 797/Lot# 593 $300.00
6/28/2015 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3533, 6112/Lot# 20329 $70.50
11/1/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131545/Lot# 23064 $446.50
10/2/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131641/Lot# 23114 $223.25


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