Coins Certified as of 1/19

My Coin #-38586

1928-D 5C MS60

PCGS#: 3964

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $0.75

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1928-D is a little less common in lower circulated grades than the dates that follow. It is scarce in grades EF40 and above. Interestingly, in mint state condition it is more common than either the 1928 or 1928-S. In fact, it is the most abundant mint state Buffalo nickel of the 1913 to 1930 era save for the very common 1913 Type 1. Apparently a good number of original uncirculated rolls were saved at the time of issue. In Gem MS65 condition, strike is sometimes a problem and the 1928-D is tougher to find than the 1928. And in Superb Gem MS66 condition, the 1928-D is quite rare. Luster is of the satiny semi-frosty type.


Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 6,436,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 12,500 R-2.9 43 / 69 TIE 44 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 4,000 R-4.2 52 / 69 TIE 53 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 35 / 69 TIE 35 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

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