Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 21,620,000
Catalog: KM-134
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1924 5C MS obverse 1924 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1924 Philadelphia Mint nickels are usually available in most grades, with only gem pieces being somewhat scarce. Coins in the higher circulated grades of XF and AU are also a bit elusive.

This issue is almost never found fully struck, most examples being a bit weak in the Indian's hair and the bison's forehead. The luster is usually good, and this is more of a factor in grading than strike.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/1/2015

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1924 5C MS
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Base $ 1.75 2.75 5.50 10.50 23.00 40.00 42.00 50.00 60.00 85.00 120 230 400 825 2300 17500 - - -
$ 27.00 - - - - 95.00 135 260 485 1150 3400 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 660
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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5/18/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24054, 24054/Lot# 11174 $308.20
5/29/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 89, 94/Lot# 288 $356.50
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 190 $414.00
7/31/2011 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3110, 3110/Lot# 1175 $575.00
3/25/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131214/Lot# 24101 $322.00
6/9/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131325/Lot# 22095 $76.00
6/22/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 202147 $278.30
1/29/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7209 $646.25
2/13/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3521, 6090/Lot# 20041 $340.75


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