1919-S 5C AG3

CERTIFICATION#: 26879998
PCGS#: 3943

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1919-S is scarce in circulated grades, rare in Mint State, and a major rarity in Gem condition. Most of the killer rarities in the Buffalo nickel series are the 1918 thru 1927 San Francisco issues. They are all extremely rare in Gem MS65 condition and almost impossiblke to find any better. For the 1919-S, only a few dozen Gems are known. Strike can often be a problem, as can a lack of decent luster. In Gem condition, the 1919-S is one of the key dates in the series.

 

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 7,521,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
3
7
1
6
13
3
8
23
5
45+
277
50+
330
53+
360
55+
425
58+
525
62+
1,350
63+
2,150
65+
28,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 9 / 69 TIE 9 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 800 R-5.4 10 / 69 TIE 10 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 8 / 69 TIE 8 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade