Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Catalog: KM-134
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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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 45.00 55.00 90.00 155 850 10000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2674
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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3/15/2007 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 349 $920.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 142 $138.00
4/21/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2519, 2519/Lot# 1232 $89.60
10/23/2008 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 294, 300/Lot# 5300 $540.50
10/23/2011 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/23/2011, 141/Lot# 20811 $146.30
10/24/2014 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3505, 6059/Lot# 23080 $270.25
  PCGS MS 65   Bonhams $128.00


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