1918-S 5C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 11288203
PCGS#: 3940

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1918-S is scarce in circulated grades, rare in Mint State, and very rare in Gem condition. In fact, in Gem condition it is the rarest regular strike (non-variety) 1913 to 1919 Buffalo nickel. Strike can be an issue and many Mint State survivors show softness of the hair braid and Buffalo's horn and tail. Sharply struck examples are definitely the exception. Luster can be muted or somewhat frosty. In Gem condition this coin is a major rarity.

 

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 4,882,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
2
5
1
3
11
3
10
37
15
45+
215
50+
315
53+
365
55+
465
58+
545
62+
1,650
63+
2,900
64+
6,500
5
65+
28,500
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,500 R-4.1 5 / 69 TIE 5 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 700 R-5.6 8 / 69 TIE 8 / 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
2 MS65 PCGS grade  

Heritage 7/2005:10137 -
Heritage 8/2011:7055, $19,550

2 MS65 PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade