Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 24,814,000
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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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: 5/21/2015

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1936 D 5C MS
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Base $ 1.15 1.25 1.75 2.25 4.50 13.00 14.00 16.50 22.50 36.00 38.00 40.00 45.00 55.00 100.00 175 1300 37500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2456
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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1/6/1996 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 1996 F.U.N. Signature Sale #149, 149/Lot# 5244 $440.00
2/16/2004 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1845, 1845/Lot# 1129 $165.00
7/26/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25081, 25081/Lot# 11149 $78.20
6/1/2006 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 868 $747.50
2/12/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 334, 340/Lot# 5313 $80.50
2/15/2010 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 555 $2,587.50
3/25/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/25/2012, 15/Lot# 34963 $77.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1214 $144.00
8/18/2013 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 133451 $77.76


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