Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
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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1938 D/D BUFFALO 5C MS obverse 1938 D/D BUFFALO 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As was true of Buffalo Nickels since 1935, the year 1938 resulted in numerous repunched mintmark varieties. Those that are distinctive enough to carry some premium value are attributed by number by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service. In addition, the more obvious ones will be labeled as simply D/D under regular grading tiers if requested on the submission form, but this category does not distinguish the specific dies.

As a class, 1938 D/D nickels are not rare, since so many of this date were set aside by the roll when new. The relative values of each specific variety may vary. The example illustrated is one of the better ones, FS-502.

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Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1938 D/D BUFFALO 5C MS
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Base $ 5.00 6.50 8.00 10.00 12.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 24.00 30.00 35.00 40.00 50.00 55.00 90.00 110 900 7500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 105 180 3700 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3148
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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5/21/1997 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0947, 947/Lot# 1178 $59.95
4/24/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27051, 27051/Lot# 13097 $126.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 144 $92.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6902 $16.45
6/8/2014 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 807, 816/Lot# 7300 $300.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 204199 $85.80
  PCGS MS 65   Bonhams $128.00
4/24/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131618/Lot# 21595 $32.00


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