Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 7,480,000
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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1934 D 5C MS obverse 1934 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Great Depression hit the Midwest the hardest, having begun there a year or two earlier than in the rest of the nation. As this region was served by the Denver Mint, the coining of nickels was suspended there from 1930 through mid-1934.

Mint State pieces exist in sufficient numbers from the many rolls put away at the time of issue, but the quality of these coins is often less than ideal. While most are lustrous, a great many have poor strikes affecting the centers of both sides. Such incomplete striking reveals the many contact marks present on the planchets prior to coining. Fuller strikes would eradicate these flaws, yet they remain to affect a coin's certified grade. Thus, gems of this issue are a bit scarce.

Most 1934 D nickels display the Large D mintmark introduced with the cents of 1933. Perhaps only one or two dies utilized the Small D mintmark which had appeared since 1917. Though now reasonably well known, these varieties have not attracted much interest. The same may be said for the a repunched mintmark die several doubled-die varieties, all of them quite minor.

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Price Guide

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1934 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.65 2.75 4.75 9.75 22.00 46.00 50.00 55.00 62.00 88.00 95.00 135 235 585 3750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 105 145 485 750 16500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1208
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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5/31/2006 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2212, 2212/Lot# 1081 $134.40
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1949 $546.25
7/4/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210072, 210072/Lot# 22587 $460.00
9/15/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131339/Lot# 20059 $84.00
12/29/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131401/Lot# 20044 $141.00
1/26/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 788, 797/Lot# 608 $90.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7571 $193.88
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 200639 $209.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16243250679410618620122024430433035143769512463203401663701523827851
1927385676981331912072282643133373805238791898347448019326194420
000000133191207228264313337380523879189834744801932600
00000015919621423628432134440860910622551374555851228200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1319
Owner: BankNote1
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1246
Owner: MarkPaul
 
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