1925-S 5C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 04386887
PCGS#: 3956

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1925-S is somewhat scarce in lower circulated grades, but higher grade circulated examples are much tougher to find. This issue is rare in mint state and extremely rare in Gem condition. In fact, it is the third rarest Buffalo in Gem condition (non-variety), barely trailing the 1920-S and 1926-S. All three of those issues are super hard to find in Gem MS65 condition and all but impossible to find in grades above MS65. Strike can be a major problem with the 1925-S as many mint state examples have very weakly struck Buffalo horn and tail and Indian hair braid detail. Luster is of the subdued frosty type. This is one of the key dates in the Buffalo nickel series.

 

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 6,256,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
4
7
11
45+
205
50+
240
53+
265
55+
300
58+
425
60
500
7
62+
1,150
63+
2,200
65+
41,500

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 1,000 R-5.0 16 / 69 TIE 16 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 35 R-8.8 6 / 69 TIE 6 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade