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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1928 D 5C MS obverse 1928 D 5C MS reverse


  
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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
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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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1557
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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3/13/1996 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0823, 823/Lot# 225 $103.55
5/31/2001 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 June Long Beach Signature Sale #263, 263/Lot# 7926 $460.00
3/6/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Online Session #413, 413/Lot# 7259 $184.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1415 $730.25
3/27/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 233, 239/Lot# 5148 $161.00
6/30/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 125371 $160.60
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7568 $170.38
1/3/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131602/Lot# 23755 $176.25


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