1913-S 5C Type 1 MS67 Certification #07849263, PCGS #3917

Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1913-S is the lowest mintage (by a mile) of the three Type I Buffalo nickels and is in fact one of the lower mintages of the entire Buffalo nickel series. It is understandably a tough coin in circulated grades. In mint state condition this issue is more available than its low mintage would suggest. Apparently a good number of Uncirculated examples were saved in the year of issue.

Like most S-mints, the 1913-S is generally not as well struck as the Denver and Philadelphia issues of this year. Though strike is somewhat soft for some examples, the strike of the 1913-S Type I is not nearly as big a problem as it can be for S-mints that follow. Luster is typically satiny, almost matte-like.

PCGS #
3917
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
2105000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
8
Pop Lower
3186
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 10000 R-3.0 1 / 3 36 / 72 TIE
All Grades 3000 R-4.4 1 / 3 44 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 800 R-5.4 1 / 3 40 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 10000
All Grades 3000
60 or Better 800
65 or Better R-3.0
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-5.4
65 or Better 1 / 3
All Grades 1 / 3
60 or Better 1 / 3
65 or Better 36 / 72 TIE
All Grades 44 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 40 / 72 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

Gerald Forsythe Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:57, $14,688

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

Gerald Forsythe Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:57, $14,688

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #5 MS67 PCGS grade