Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 8,370,000
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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1929 D 5C MS obverse 1929 D 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1929 D nickels are seldom found fully struck, the coin illustrated being a rare exception. More typical is softness on the highest points of the relief. Luster is usually good for this issue.

The number of gems is limited, due both to striking deficiencies and the tendency of such coins to have many marks. Oftentimes these marks were not the result of contact with other coins after striking. Instead, they were present on the unstruck planchets, and the lack of complete compression in the dies left them visible on the finished coins. A fuller strike would have obliterated these flaws.

Circulated pieces in the grades of XF and AU are rather scarce, but their values are held in check by the many Mint State pieces available.

A minor repunched mintmark variety may be found.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/31/2020

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1929 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.00 1.75 2.25 7.50 39.00 50.00 50.00 55.00 65.00 75.00 80.00 100.00 160 265 750 1825 16000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 500 1380 6800 18000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 802
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1929 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1-293125611221159019035361192---802
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---------------1-22---5
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Total-1-293125611221159019035461214---807
 -0%-0%1%0%1%1%1%1%3%0%2%11%24%44%8%3%0%--- 

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