Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 79,480,000
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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1937 5C MS obverse 1937 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though of lesser mintage than the 1936(P) issue, this date is actually more common in top grades. Sharp strikes and blazing luster typify many of the survivors, and this issue shares the spotlight with 1938 D as one of the most popular issues for type collectors.

Single doubled-die varieties are known for obverse and reverse, the latter being more easily discerned. With such a huge mintage requiring hundreds of dies, it's surprising that no others have surfaced.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/22/2017

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1937 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 35.00 40.00 55.00 80.00 400 10700 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 44.00 60.00 140 1075 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8375
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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2/24/2003 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 255 $1,035.00
1/9/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL FUN Online Session #395, 395/Lot# 25504 $402.50
4/1/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/01/2012, 16/Lot# 44162 $85.29
2/25/2013 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3419, 3419/Lot# 1403 $50.00
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 812, 821/Lot# 47 $400.00
5/31/2015 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20263 $23.50
2/12/2017 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131708/Lot# 25677 $53.00


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