Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,730,000
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 D 5C MS obverse 1927 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is seldom found fully struck, though it tends to be sharper than the problematic nickels dated 1925 D and 1926 D. Luster is usually good, though not enough to result in many gems. Most Mint State 1927 D nickels are disappointing overall.

Two repunched mintmark varieties are known, the better one featuring duplicate mintmarks both above and below the final impression. Also known is a very minor doubled-die obverse.

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Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1927 D 5C MS
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Base $ 2.75 6.00 7.50 35.00 80.00 130 140 155 180 205 235 285 400 875 6000 25500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 490 1700 9250 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 797
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 468 $333.50
7/27/2005 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2071, 2071/Lot# 1191 $154.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 88 $603.75
11/3/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1382 $4,025.00
3/17/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7603 $747.50
8/26/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/26/2012, 37/Lot# 65411 $781.00
11/11/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131247/Lot# 20646 $74.00
4/4/2017 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1253/Lot# 15238 $3,055.00


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