Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 17,826,000
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 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: 1/17/2017

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1937 D 5C MS
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Base $ 1.10 1.15 1.50 2.25 4.75 10.00 11.00 13.00 16.00 23.00 27.00 30.00 38.00 42.00 63.00 85.00 625 17000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 45.00 65.00 135 4250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4508
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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5/27/1998 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1053, 1053/Lot# 1149 $87.20
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 260 $833.75
4/10/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA Online Session #403, 403/Lot# 7438 $97.75
10/22/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 188, 194/Lot# 8176 $143.75
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
5/11/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 182078 $45.00
  PCGS VG 10   Bonhams $468.00


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