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1927-D 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
3961
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
5,730,000
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 6,500 R-3.7 17 / 69 TIE 17 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 1,300 R-4.8 23 / 69 TIE 23 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 13 / 69 TIE 13 / 72 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 6,500
60 or Better 1,300
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.7
60 or Better R-4.8
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 17 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 69 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 17 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 72 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #3961 (MS)     66
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
10 MS65+ PCGS grade
PCGS #3961 (MS)     66 #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
#10 MS65+ PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1927-D is semi-common in lower circulated grades, but scarce in grades VF20 and above. It is scarce in mint state grades thru MS64, then it is very rare in MS65 or better. In fact, in Gem condition it is tied for rarest of the Buffalo nickels with the 1920-D and 1919-D. The 1927-D is often faairly well struck. Luster is usually subdued and more brilliant than frosty. In Gem condition, this is definitely a key date.