PCGS: The Standard for the Rare Coin Industry

1937-D 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
3981
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
17,826,000
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

HideShow Plus+ Grades
Hide eBay

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 35,000 R-2.6 66 / 69 TIE 68 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 10,000 R-3.0 65 / 69 67 / 72
65 or Better 8,000 R-3.4 64 / 69 66 / 72 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 35,000
60 or Better 10,000
65 or Better 8,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-3.0
65 or Better R-3.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 66 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 65 / 69
65 or Better 64 / 69
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 68 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 67 / 72
65 or Better 66 / 72 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade PCGS #3981 (MS)     68
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2015:96, $35,250

3 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #3981 (MS)     67
4 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #3981 (MS)     68 #1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2015:96, $35,250

#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
PCGS #3981 (MS)     67 #4 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #4 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Yes, the 1937-D Nickel is a very common coin in most grades, but let's talk about condition rarity. Thousands of examples of this date have been certified in MS64, MS65, and MS66 condition, but in MS67, the population drops off dramatically. MS68 is where this date shines (literally). In March of 2015, one of the two PCGS MS68 examples sold for an amazing $35,250, setting a new, remarkably high record for the date, and pretty much for any late-date Buffalo Nickel.

David Hall:

The 1937-D is a common Buffalo nickel in all grades. Only the 1937 and 1938-D are easier to find in mint state and Gem condition. Strike is usually very sharp and luster is typically quite frosty.