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: 1/31/2020

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1937 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.75 1.35 1.50 2.25 5.00 9.00 10.00 14.00 16.00 25.00 26.00 30.00 38.00 42.00 63.00 95.00 740 18500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 45.00 65.00 160 4250 -
1937 D 5C MS PL
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Base $ 490 515 535 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4891
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1937 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--441681861435791856137522161522381253--4889
-------------1--212151--31
---------------1-610---17
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Total--441681861435791857137523161722561504--4937
 --0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%2%0%0%1%3%11%33%46%3%0%-- 
1937 D 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1---1-------2
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Total----------1---1-------2
 ----------50%---50%------- 

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