PCGS: The Standard for the Rare Coin Industry

1915-S 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
3929
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
1,505,000
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

HideShow Plus+ Grades
Hide eBay

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 6,000 R-3.8 13 / 69 TIE 13 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 16 / 69 TIE 16 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 225 R-6.7 23 / 69 TIE 23 / 72 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 6,000
60 or Better 1,000
65 or Better 225
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.8
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better R-6.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 69 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 72 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #3929 (MS) 67

Heritage 7/2009:1043, $43,125

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #3929 (MS) 67

Gerald Forsythe Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

5 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #3929 (MS)     66
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #3929 (MS) 67 
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2009:1043, $43,125

 
	PCGS #3929 (MS) 67 
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald Forsythe Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #5 MS66 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

PCGS #3929 (MS)     66 #5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1915-S is a low mintage issue that is quite scarce in circulated grades and one of the most expensive Buffalo nickels in low grade. Uncirculated specimens are not quite as rare relative to the other Branch Mint nickels of this era. In other words, the 1915-S is rarer than its contemporaries in circulated condition but about equal to them in uncirculated and even Gem condition. Strike is only occasionally a problem as this is one of the better struck S Mint Buffalos. Luster can be either subdued or somewhat frosty.