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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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 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 935
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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11/8/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, Florida Bullet Sale #359, 359/Lot# 637 $224.25
5/4/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2524, 2524/Lot# 1184 $224.00
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 7834 $575.00
7/15/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 60882 $115.50
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
9/15/2013 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 769, 778/Lot# 37 $625.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1359 $572.70


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