Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 5,730,000
Catalog: KM-134
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1927 D 5C MS obverse 1927 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is seldom found fully struck, though it tends to be sharper than the problematic nickels dated 1925 D and 1926 D. Luster is usually good, though not enough to result in many gems. Most Mint State 1927 D nickels are disappointing overall.

Two repunched mintmark varieties are known, the better one featuring duplicate mintmarks both above and below the final impression. Also known is a very minor doubled-die obverse.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/10/2015

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1927 D 5C MS
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Base $ 2.75 6.00 7.50 33.00 75.00 125 135 150 180 225 275 445 900 7350 30550 - - - -
$ 85.00 - - - - - 300 525 1765 11000 48000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 777
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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9/21/1998 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1088, 1088/Lot# 1211 $59.95
4/2/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 1546 $19,550.00
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 422 $546.25
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10156 $747.50
11/11/2012 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/11/2012, 48/Lot# 83738 $95.70
1/1/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12236 $7,872.50
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1197 $8,625.00
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(7), 1231/Lot# 7499 $705.00


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