Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 8,370,000
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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1929 D 5C MS obverse 1929 D 5C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

1929 D nickels are seldom found fully struck, the coin illustrated being a rare exception. More typical is softness on the highest points of the relief. Luster is usually good for this issue.

The number of gems is limited, due both to striking deficiencies and the tendency of such coins to have many marks. Oftentimes these marks were not the result of contact with other coins after striking. Instead, they were present on the unstruck planchets, and the lack of complete compression in the dies left them visible on the finished coins. A fuller strike would have obliterated these flaws.

Circulated pieces in the grades of XF and AU are rather scarce, but their values are held in check by the many Mint State pieces available.

A minor repunched mintmark variety may be found.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/21/2015

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1929 D 5C MS
Base $ 1.20 1.50 2.75 7.00 32.50 45.00 47.00 53.00 56.00 77.00 100.00 155 365 1175 2350 25000 - - -
$ 35.00 - - - - 88.00 115 185 525 1600 11500 - -

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Total Graded: 749
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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4/15/1998 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1041, 1041/Lot# 1147 $35.97
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 600 $1,466.25
3/16/2008 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68034, 68034/Lot# 64167 $86.25
12/23/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28125, 28125/Lot# 25193 $253.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 1622 $14,375.00
4/22/2012 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/22/2012, 19/Lot# 36388 $25.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 7900 $322.00
6/16/2013 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 756, 765/Lot# 901 $45.00

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