1928-D 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
3964
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
6,436,000
Mint:
Denver
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 12,500 R-2.9 43 / 69 TIE 44 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 4,000 R-4.2 52 / 69 TIE 53 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 35 / 69 TIE 35 / 72 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 12,500
60 or Better 4,000
65 or Better 600
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-4.2
65 or Better R-5.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 43 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 52 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 35 / 69 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 44 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 53 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 35 / 72 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

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
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#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
David Hall:

The 1928-D is a little less common in lower circulated grades than the dates that follow. It is scarce in grades EF40 and above. Interestingly, in mint state condition it is more common than either the 1928 or 1928-S. In fact, it is the most abundant mint state Buffalo nickel of the 1913 to 1930 era save for the very common 1913 Type 1. Apparently a good number of original uncirculated rolls were saved at the time of issue. In Gem MS65 condition, strike is sometimes a problem and the 1928-D is tougher to find than the 1928. And in Superb Gem MS66 condition, the 1928-D is quite rare. Luster is of the satiny semi-frosty type.