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1919-S 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
3943
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
7,521,000
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 5,000 R-4.0 9 / 69 TIE 9 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 800 R-5.4 10 / 69 TIE 10 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 8 / 69 TIE 8 / 72 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 800
65 or Better 60
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-5.4
65 or Better R-8.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 69 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 9 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 72 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2006:528, $109,250 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2140, $100,625 - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13140, $89,300 - “Gately” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2016:2038, $82,250

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Gerald R Forsythe Collection

4 MS65+ PCGS grade
4 MS65+ PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2006:528, $109,250 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2140, $100,625 - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13140, $89,300 - “Gately” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2016:2038, $82,250

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Gerald R Forsythe Collection

#4 MS65+ PCGS grade
#4 MS65+ PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1919-S is scarce in circulated grades, rare in Mint State, and a major rarity in Gem condition. Most of the killer rarities in the Buffalo nickel series are the 1918 thru 1927 San Francisco issues. They are all extremely rare in Gem MS65 condition and almost impossiblke to find any better. For the 1919-S, only a few dozen Gems are known. Strike can often be a problem, as can a lack of decent luster. In Gem condition, the 1919-S is one of the key dates in the series.