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: 924
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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6/23/2008 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 259, 265/Lot# 165 $598.00
2/14/2010 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2811, 2811/Lot# 1387 $299.00
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7861 $230.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1233 $822.50
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1199 $460.00
12/22/2013 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 158430 $170.00


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