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Obverse of 1913 Buffalo Nickel - Type 1     Reverse of 1913 Buffalo Nickel - Type 1


1913 FIVE CENTS -
BUFFALO REVERSE - 
Sub-Type 1

PCGS Nos: 3915, 3988

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 30,992,000
Proofs: 1,520

Designer: James Earle Fraser

Diameter: 21.2 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Weight: 5 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) on the reverse below FIVE CENTS

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-68's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

More complete information is available on the CoinFacts CD-Rom, including:
     Significant examples
      Recent appearances at auction
      Variety information
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Recent appearances:
PCGS Matte Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 307, "Type I", illustrated, sold for $7,475.00  From the Richard M Collection of Proof Buffalo Nickels.

PCGS Matte Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 308, "Type I", illustrated, sold for $8,625.00

PCGS Matte Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 309, "Type I", illustrated, sold for $5,520.00

Matte Proof-63.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 311, "Type II", illustrated, sold for $977.50

PCGS MS-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 312, "Type II", illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service