Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 23,411,000
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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1928 5C MS obverse 1928 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1928 Philadelphia Mint nickel may be found with excellent luster, though it almost never has a full strike. Most miss the mark a bit, though this has little impact on grading. Thus, a generous number of gems have been certified.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1928 5C MS
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Base $ 1.25 1.50 2.75 6.00 13.00 23.00 25.00 28.00 33.00 35.00 42.00 50.00 75.00 130 285 705 6750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 175 550 950 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 930
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/5/1999 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1243, 1243/Lot# 1046 $239.80
12/9/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67123, 67123/Lot# 23173 $241.50
7/13/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 392, 398/Lot# 185 $63.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7593 $352.50
1/12/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 162749 $533.50
5/4/2014 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 191863 $24.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5475 $217.38
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1359 $572.70


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