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1913 5C Type 1 (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS #:
3915
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
30,992,000
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 75,000 R-2.2 3 / 3 71 / 72
60 or Better 20,000 R-2.8 3 / 3 69 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 8,000 R-3.4 3 / 3 66 / 72 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 75,000
60 or Better 20,000
65 or Better 8,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.2
60 or Better R-2.8
65 or Better R-3.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 3
60 or Better 3 / 3
65 or Better 3 / 3
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 71 / 72
60 or Better 69 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 66 / 72 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS68+ PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

Angel Dee's Toned Set - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:55, $28,200

2 MS68 PCGS grade

Larry Shapiro Collection - Heritage 5/2007:2041, $29,900 - Heritage 1/2009:3633, $18,400 - Heritage 4/2014:5535, $22,325

2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS68+ PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #2 MS68 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS68 PCGS grade #2 MS68 PCGS grade

Angel Dee's Toned Set - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:55, $28,200

#2 MS68 PCGS grade

Larry Shapiro Collection - Heritage 5/2007:2041, $29,900 - Heritage 1/2009:3633, $18,400 - Heritage 4/2014:5535, $22,325

#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The first year of issue for the extremely popular Buffalo nickel series. the original mintage was huge, 30,992,000 coins. In 1913, there were two types of Buffalo nickels struck. With this, the first type, the Buffalo on the reverse stands on a mound with the words "FIVE CENTS" on the mound below the Buffalo. But the "FIVE CENTS" was high in the design relief and it was quickly noted that the inscription of the denomination wore down very quickly. The Mint then changed the reverse design, keeping the Buffalo on the mound, but sinking the "FIVE CENTS" inscription into a depressed area in the design below a straight line below a much smaller mound. Thus we have 1913 Type 1 and 1913 Type 2 Buffalo nickels.

The 1913 Type 1 Buffalo nickel is by far the most common of the early (pre-1934) Buffalo nickels. Several thousand Gem MS65 and better examples survive. This issue is typically well struck. Luster is usually satiny and good. While this is not a particularly rare coin, it does have two things going for it. It is the first year of issue and it is a one-year-only type coin.

Regency XIX Preview | Legend Rare Coin Auctions | December 15, 2016

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