Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 24,814,000
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 D 5C MS obverse 1936 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After years of making mediocre coins, the Denver Mint took the lead in averaging the finest pieces overall from 1936 through much of the 1950s. Most 1936 D nickels were thus well made, with good to superior strikes and excellent luster.

This is another issue that is quite rich in repunched mintmarks, at least 15 being known. The better of these are attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service. A doubled-die reverse is also known, but it is so subtle as to be of almost no interest to collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1936 D 5C MS
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Base $ 1.15 1.25 1.75 2.25 5.50 13.00 14.00 17.00 23.00 35.00 37.00 39.00 42.00 55.00 95.00 145 1175 37500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2543
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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6/26/1996 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0853, 853/Lot# 1204 $45.78
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 244 $1,610.00
2/26/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 128, 133/Lot# 297 $201.25
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10202 $1,495.00
1/5/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131402/Lot# 22809 $141.00
4/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 183555 $50.00
9/12/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3499, 6053/Lot# 21075 $94.00
1/8/2017 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131703/Lot# 25056 $114.00


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