Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 6,436,000
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 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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Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1928 D 5C MS
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Base $ 1.60 2.60 5.50 15.00 45.00 50.00 53.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 75.00 85.00 120 185 600 2875 22750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 130 230 775 11000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1574
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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4/22/1994 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1994 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #118, 118/Lot# 46 $495.00
3/11/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23033, 23033/Lot# 11089 $82.80
5/29/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2211, 2211/Lot# 1111 $134.40
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1231 $253.00
11/9/2008 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2609, 2609/Lot# 1293 $126.50
3/16/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 348, 354/Lot# 212 $96.60
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225657 $106.00
7/20/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30842 $141.00


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