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

1936-S 5C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
3979
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
14,930,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$4,230 • NGC MS67+ • 6-8-2016 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 22,000 R-2.7 64 / 69 TIE 65 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 6,000 R-3.8 60 / 69 TIE 62 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 4,000 R-4.2 60 / 69 TIE 62 / 72 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
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David Hall: The 1936-S is common in all grades though in mint state and Gem condition it is the scarcest of the 1936 to 1938 non-variety issues. The strike is usually sharp for a San Francisco Mint Buffalo nickel and luster is typically of the grey brilliant type.