Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 118,997,000
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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1936 5C MS obverse 1936 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1936 was a year of optimism, as it appeared that the economy was finally recovering from several years of severe depression. Though this activity proved to be premature, it was enough to boost demand for fresh coins after years of little or no production. Thus did the 1936 Philadelphia Mint nickel become the single highest mintage issue in this series.

Understandably, 1936(P) nickel are very common in Mint State. Most, however, are again less than fully struck, this being particularly evident in the central obverse. Also common is extreme die erosion, as dies were used well beyond their ideal life span. Even with all of these factors weighing against the certification of gems, so plentiful is this issue that even MS 66 coins are common enough to be widely collected.

The book by Wexler, Pope and Flynn lists several doubled-die varieties for both sides, but the one that has caught collectors' interest is FS-101. It is quite evident on Mint State and lightly worn coins, but may be a bit challenging to discern on more worn examples.




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1936 5C MS
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Base $ 1.10 1.15 1.50 2.00 3.75 9.00 10.00 11.00 12.50 19.00 22.00 25.00 40.00 55.00 75.00 130 700 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3533
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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5/30/2005 NGC MS 67   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 134 $1,150.00
12/10/2006 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2297, 2297/Lot# 1075 $123.20
7/1/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2388, 2388/Lot# 1208 $78.40
7/8/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131229/Lot# 24726 $47.00
10/6/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 772, 781/Lot# 779 $44.00
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 131407 $90.00
7/11/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5488 $182.13


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