1915-S 5C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 05913802
PCGS#: 3929

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1915-S is a low mintage issue that is quite scarce in circulated grades and one of the most expensive Buffalo nickels in low grade. Uncirculated specimens are not quite as rare relative to the other Branch Mint nickels of this era. In other words, the 1915-S is rarer than its contemporaries in circulated condition but about equal to them in uncirculated and even Gem condition. Strike is only occasionally a problem as this is one of the better struck S Mint Buffalos. Luster can be either subdued or somewhat frosty.

 

 

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,505,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
45+
425
50+
485
53+
510
55+
545
58+
610
1
62+
825
63+
1,050
64+
1,700
1
65+
4,500
1
66+
7,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 6,000 R-3.8 13 / 69 TIE 13 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 16 / 69 TIE 16 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 225 R-6.7 23 / 69 TIE 23 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)