1924-S 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
3953
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
1,437,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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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 6,000 R-3.8 13 / 69 TIE 13 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 6 / 69 TIE 6 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 8 / 69 TIE 8 / 72 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 6,000
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 60
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.8
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-8.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 69 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 72 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS65+ PCGS grade

Maybach Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 1/2019:74, $12,925 - Heritage 12/2019:3040, $18,000

7 MS65+ PCGS grade
7 MS65+ PCGS grade
7 MS65+ PCGS grade
10 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS65+ PCGS grade

Maybach Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 1/2019:74, $12,925 - Heritage 12/2019:3040, $18,000

#7 MS65+ PCGS grade
#7 MS65+ PCGS grade
#7 MS65+ PCGS grade
#10 MS65 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1924-S is rare in circulated grades, one of the rarest of all Buffalo nickels. It is also rare in mint state, and it is very rare in Gem condition. There are only three dozen or so Gem quality examples known. Strike can be an issue with the 1924-S, but usually not as much of a problem as with dates such as the 1918-S, 1920-S, 1923-S, and 1925-S. Luster is usually a little sudued and somewhat satiny looking. In any grade, the 1924-S is one of the key dates in the Buffalo nickel series.