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1929-S 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
3968
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
7,754,000
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 2,500 R-4.5 38 / 69 TIE 38 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 43 / 69 TIE 44 / 72 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,500
60 or Better 2,500
65 or Better 1,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.1
60 or Better R-4.5
65 or Better R-5.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 43 / 69 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 44 / 72 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #3968 (MS)     67
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
8 MS66+ PCGS grade
8 MS66+ PCGS grade
8 MS66+ PCGS grade
PCGS #3968 (MS)     67 #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
#8 MS66+ PCGS grade
#8 MS66+ PCGS grade
#8 MS66+ PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1929-S is fairly common in circulated grades, a little tougher than the 1929, but not as scarce as the 1929-D in all grades including Gem MS65 or better. It is scarce in mint state and Gem condition. The strike is typically pretty decent for a San Francisco Mint Buffalo nickel, though specimens with a "mushy look" to the strike are sometimes encountered. Luster is of the "grey-brilliant" type.