1926-S 5C F15

CERTIFICATION#: 12857130
PCGS#: 3959

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1926-S is rare in lower circulated grades and very rare in circulated grades of VF20 or better. It is really rare in mint state condition and in Gem MS65 it is the rarest non-variety Buffalo nickel and as such it is one of the most important rarities of 20th Century numismatics. I have never seen or heard of a specimen grading above MS65. Strike can be somewhat of a problem with this issue, but not as much so as with the 1920-S, 1923-S and 1925-S. It's not the strike, it's the fact that not many Gem examples exist at all. Luster is of the subdued semi-satiny type. Excluding the 1918/7-D overdate, this issue is THE key date to the Buffalo nickel series.

 

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 970,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
2
8
45+
1,500
1
50+
2,400
53+
3,000
55+
3,750
58+
4,600
60
5,250
1
62+
6,950
63+
11,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 11,000 R-2.9 43 / 69 TIE 44 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 6 / 69 TIE 6 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 4 / 69 4 / 72

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2012:3503, $79,312 - Heritage 4/2013:4162, $76,375

1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade