1913 5C Type 2 (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
3921
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
29,856,186
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - 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 20,000 R-2.8 60 / 69 TIE 61 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 4,000 R-4.2 52 / 69 TIE 53 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 1,200 R-4.9 48 / 69 TIE 49 / 72 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 20,000
60 or Better 4,000
65 or Better 1,200
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-4.2
65 or Better R-4.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 60 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 52 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 48 / 69 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 61 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 53 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 49 / 72 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #3 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The reverse design of the 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel caused the denomination "FIVE CENTS" to wear off quickly. So the mint rightfully changed the design mid-year and placed the "FIVE CENTS" in a recess below the Buffalo, thus creating the 1913 Type II Buffalo nickel. The 1913 Type II Philadelphia Buffalo nickel is a high mintage coin that is fairly available in all grades. In mint state condition, though not rare in an absolute sense, the 1913 Type II is much rarer than the 1913 Type I.

The 1913 Type II is usually well struck. Luster is usually either satin grey or slightly frosty.