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1920-D 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
3945
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
9,418,000
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 80 R-8.2 12 / 69 12 / 72
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,500
60 or Better 800
65 or Better 80
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.1
60 or Better R-5.4
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 69
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 72

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Ray Levoi Collection - Heritage 4/2014:3336, $20,562.50 - “Cuyuna” Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #3945 (MS) 66

Gerald R Forsythe Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2011:5054, $8,050

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2009:329

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2007:278, $97,750

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 estimated grade

Yankee Collection of Buffalo Nickels - Bowers & Merena 11/2008:1704, $138,000

8 MS65+ PCGS grade MS65+ PCGS grade
8 MS65+ PCGS grade
8 MS65+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Ray Levoi Collection - Heritage 4/2014:3336, $20,562.50 - “Cuyuna” Collection

 
	PCGS #3945 (MS) 66 
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Gerald R Forsythe Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2011:5054, $8,050

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2009:329

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2007:278, $97,750

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade

Yankee Collection of Buffalo Nickels - Bowers & Merena 11/2008:1704, $138,000

MS65+ PCGS grade #8 MS65+ PCGS grade
#8 MS65+ PCGS grade
#8 MS65+ PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1920-D is scarce in circulated grades, rare in mint state, and very rare in Gem condition. In Gem condition, it is a somewhat overlooked rarity but it is, in fact, rarer than all the 1913 to 1918 Denver mint issues and slightly rarer than the more highly regarded 1919. it is rarer than all the 1924 to 1938 D Mints, save the 1927-D which is about equal rarity. This is a very difficult date to locate in Gem condition and a near impossible date to locate in Superb Gem MS66 condition. Strike on this issue ranges from fairly sharp to somewhat weak...check the Buffalo's horn. Luster is usually of the iridescent satiny type.