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

1928-S 5C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
3965
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
6,936,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$46,000 • NGC MS67 • 7-1-2009 • 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 7,000 R-3.6 20 / 69 TIE 20 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 1,200 R-4.9 20 / 69 TIE 20 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 120 R-7.8 15 / 69 TIE 15 / 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  

Heritage 10/2009:282

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 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  

Heritage 10/2009:282

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  

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.