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1917-S 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
3936
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
4,193,000
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
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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 4,500 R-4.1 5 / 69 TIE 5 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 800 R-5.4 10 / 69 TIE 10 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 21 / 69 TIE 21 / 72 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,500
60 or Better 800
65 or Better 200
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.1
60 or Better R-5.4
65 or Better R-7.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 21 / 69 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 21 / 72 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
David Hall:

In circulated grades, the 1917-S is rarer than the 1917-D. For the Denver and San Francisco Mints of this era, the D Mints are rarer in circulated grades in 1914, 1916, 1918, and 1919, while the S Mints are rarer in 1913, 1915, and 1917. In Gem condition, things are quite a bit different as the S Mints are rarer than the D Mints for every year from 1913 to 1919 (though only marginally so in 1914 and 1915.) For that matter, the S Mints are rarer than the D Mints in Gem condition for every year from 1913 thru 1928. While strike is a big issue for the S Mints of the 1920s, the S Mints of the 1913-1917 era, including the 1917-S, are often found fairly well struck. The luster for the 1917-S is often frosty and attractive.