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1921 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
3947
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
10,663,000
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 7,500 R-3.5 26 / 69 TIE 26 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 23 / 69 TIE 23 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 700 R-5.6 37 / 69 TIE 37 / 72 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 7,500
60 or Better 1,500
65 or Better 700
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.5
60 or Better R-4.8
65 or Better R-5.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 26 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 37 / 69 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 26 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 37 / 72 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1921 is scarce in circulated grades and very scarce in Gem uncirculated condition. In Gem MS65 or better condition, the 1921 is not quite as rare as the 1920, but it is rarer than all the Philadelphia Mint Buffalos that follow except for the 1924. The 1920 is usually well struck and luster tends toward the frosty look, as opposed to the satiny look of many earlier issues in this series.