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

1937 5C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68
PCGS #:
3980
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
79,480,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$18,213 • PCGS MS68 • 6-1-2014 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 50,000 R-2.5 68 / 69 70 / 72
60 or Better 20,000 R-2.8 67 / 69 69 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 16,000 R-2.8 66 / 69 69 / 72
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  

David Hall: The 1937 is the most common Buffalo nickel in circulated grades and the second most common in mint state and Gem condition (after the 1938-D). The strike is typically sharp and the luster is typically frosty.