1925-S 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
3956
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
6,256,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 7,000 R-3.6 20 / 69 TIE 20 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 16 / 69 TIE 16 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 35 R-8.8 6 / 69 TIE 6 / 72 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 7,000
60 or Better 1,000
65 or Better 35
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.6
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better R-8.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 20 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 69 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 20 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 72 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #3956 (MS)     65
2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #3956 (MS)     65
2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

PCGS #3956 (MS)     65 #2 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #3956 (MS)     65 #2 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1925-S is somewhat scarce in lower circulated grades, but higher grade circulated examples are much tougher to find. This issue is rare in mint state and extremely rare in Gem condition. In fact, it is the third rarest Buffalo in Gem condition (non-variety), barely trailing the 1920-S and 1926-S. All three of those issues are super hard to find in Gem MS65 condition and all but impossible to find in grades above MS65. Strike can be a major problem with the 1925-S as many mint state examples have very weakly struck Buffalo horn and tail and Indian hair braid detail. Luster is of the subdued frosty type. This is one of the key dates in the Buffalo nickel series.