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SERIES: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1927-D 5C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+
PCGS #:
3961
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
5,730,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$46,000 • PCGS MS66 • 1-12-2005 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 6,500 R-3.7 17 / 69 TIE 17 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 1,300 R-4.8 23 / 69 TIE 23 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 13 / 69 TIE 13 / 72 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS65+ PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS65+ PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  

David Hall: The 1927-D is semi-common in lower circulated grades, but scarce in grades VF20 and above. It is scarce in mint state grades thru MS64, then it is very rare in MS65 or better. In fact, in Gem condition it is tied for rarest of the Buffalo nickels with the 1920-D and 1919-D. The 1927-D is often faairly well struck. Luster is usually subdued and more brilliant than frosty. In Gem condition, this is definitely a key date.