Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1928-S is fairly common in lower circulated grades and somewhat scarce in EF40 and above. It is rare in Gem MS65 condition and extremely rare in Superb Gem MS66. Strike is usually decent for a San Francisco Mint Buffalo. The luster is mostly of the "grey-brilliant" type.

 

 

PCGS #
3965
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
6936000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
1282
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 7000 R-3.6 20 / 69 TIE 20 / 72 TIE
All Grades 1200 R-4.9 20 / 69 TIE 20 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 120 R-7.8 15 / 69 TIE 15 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 7000
All Grades 1200
60 or Better 120
65 or Better R-3.6
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-7.8
65 or Better 20 / 69 TIE
All Grades 20 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 20 / 72 TIE
All Grades 20 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 72 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #3965 (MS)     66
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2009:282

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #3965 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2009:282

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade