1918/7-D 5C MS63

CERTIFICATION#: 21072549
PCGS#: 3939

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: For the past 50 years or so, the 1918/7-D Buffalo nickel has been justifiably recognized as one of the most important 20th Century numismatic rarities. This bold overdate is rare in circulated grades, very rare in Mint State and almost impossible to find in Gem condition. The 1918/7-D is certainly the rarest coin in the Buffalo nickel series (excluding some more recently discovered varieties) and it is one of the most important coins of the 20th Century. This issue is usually fairly well struck. The rare Mint State coin usually has decent luster. Note that all genuine 1918/7-D nickels have a mintmark that tilts  to the left.

 

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 8,362,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
45+
10,500
50+
14,000
53+
18,000
55+
23,000
58+
31,000
1
61
39,000
1
62+
48,500
1
63+
65,000
64+
110,000
2
65+
350,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 7,000 R-3.6 20 / 69 TIE 20 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 5 / 69 5 / 72
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 2 / 69 2 / 72

Condition Census

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

Carl Womack PCGS Registry Set of Buffalo Nickels - Bowers & Merena 9/2004:384, $287,500 - Richard Hennessy Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/2006, $350,750 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2136, $253,000 - Heritage 1/2010:2458, $264,500 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3057, $195,500

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64+ PCGS grade   Heritage 6/2011:3237, $161,000
4 MS64+ PCGS grade