1937-S 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
3983
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
5,635,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

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

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 40,000 R-2.6 66 / 69 TIE 68 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 12,000 R-2.9 66 / 69 68 / 72
65 or Better 9,000 R-3.2 65 / 69 68 / 72
Survival Estimate
All Grades 40,000
60 or Better 12,000
65 or Better 9,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better R-3.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 66 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 66 / 69
65 or Better 65 / 69
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 68 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 68 / 72
65 or Better 68 / 72

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

“JDG Trust” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 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
9 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #3983 (MS)     67
9 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #3983 (MS)     67
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

“JDG Trust” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS68 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
PCGS #3983 (MS)     67 #9 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #3983 (MS)     67 #9 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1937-S is the most common San Francisco Mint Buffalo nickel. It is about as "rare" as the 1937-D. Strike is usually decent for a S Mint Buffalo and luster is usually of the grey brilliant type.