Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 17,826,000
Catalog: KM-134
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1937 D 5C MS obverse 1937 D 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

1937 Denver Mint nickels survive in the thousands of Mint State pieces from the many sequestered rolls that were broken up in the 1950s-90s. It's unlikely that any original rolls have survived decades of encapsulation, but there may yet be a few in old collections.

Though a great many of these coins were struck from overused dies showing heavy erosion lines and loss of detail, there are enough sharp, lustrous pieces that collectors should not compromise on this common date.

This is yet another Denver Mint coin that is rich in repunched mintmark varieties, and a few of these dies may yet prove to have been transitional with 1936 or 1938 coinage.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/21/2015

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1937 D 5C MS
Base $ 1.10 1.15 1.50 2.25 4.50 10.00 11.00 12.50 16.50 28.00 30.00 33.00 37.50 43.00 62.00 90.00 875 22500 - -
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Total Graded: 4414
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

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10/14/1996 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0884, 884/Lot# 1162 $42.51
10/30/2006 NGC MS 69   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 111, 116/Lot# 656 $23.00
2/13/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27023, 27023/Lot# 13136 $51.00
5/24/2009 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 410 $1,581.00
1/9/2011 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211013/Lot# 24076 $345.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24376 $669.30
6/30/2013 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 123793 $64.20
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 204195 $59.48
  PCGS VG 10   Bonhams $468.00

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