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2005-D 5C Bison (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1965 to Date

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
4159
Designer:
Joe Fitzgerald/Jamie Franki
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
487,680,000
Mint:
Denver
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded
Jaime Hernandez:

This is a one year Type design, as the Mint struck two different designs in 2005. It struck the 2005 Bison and the Western Waters or also referred to as the Ocean View designs.

The 2005-D Bison Nickel was fairly easy to find in circulation. Examples in MS65 appear to be scarce with most of them probably originating from original rolls directly from the Mint. In MS66 condition they are very scarce. Anything grading higher than MS66 is considered rare as this issue was very poorly struck.