Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 6,436,000
Catalog: KM-134
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 D 5C MS obverse 1928 D 5C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Despite its modest mintage, the 1928 D nickel is plentiful in Mint State grades. A portion of this mintage sat idle during the early years of the Great Depression, only to be issued several years later when the recovering economy finally emptied these vaults. For a time in the late 1930s and early 40s it seemed that every coin dealer in the Midwest had a good stock of this issue.

1928 D nickels are never fully struck, though they rarely show the extreme weakness of D-Mint nickels coined earlier in the decade. The luster on these coins is generally good to excellent, and the number of certified gems is higher than one would expect for a 1920s coin of such mintage.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2015

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1928 D 5C MS
Base $ 1.50 2.50 5.00 14.50 43.00 48.00 50.00 53.00 58.00 65.00 75.00 85.00 125 175 765 3550 23500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 95.00 135 250 1200 - - -

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Total Graded: 1558
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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9/6/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 561 $218.50
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1412 $718.75
3/27/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27041, 27041/Lot# 13064 $661.25
9/1/2008 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2579, 2579/Lot# 1157 $126.50
10/8/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 417, 423/Lot# 7274 $517.50
11/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 147585 $181.50
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3715 $182.13
7/20/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30842 $141.00

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