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1937 5 Cents

1937 5 Cents

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 3159)

The 1937 5 Cents is part of a series of Buffalo nickel coins struck from 1913-1938. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Proof (PR) strike, this coin is made of 75% copper; 25% nickel from a mintage of 5,769 struck.
All 1937 proof Buffalo nickels were made with the brilliant finish introduced later in the previous year. With a mintage of 5,769 this was the largest production of proof Buffalo nickels for the entire series, and the vast majority are still around today for collectors. Well more than half are known in PR65 or better, and indeed the bulk of these proofs are encountered in the PR64-67 range. Several dozen have been certified by PCGS and NGC in PR68, and PCGS has graded two as PR69. 1937 marked the last year of proof production for the Buffalo nickel, as the following year saw the introduction of the Jefferson nickel, which exclusively represented the proof nickels of 1938.
Obverse: James Earle Fraser's famous and simple design depicts a Native American chief with the word LIBERTY from 1-2 o'clock. The date is placed on the lower left of the chieftain's bust.
Reverse: A full portrait of the bison, Black Diamond, with the words UNITED STATES oF AMERICA at the top periphery with the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM just underneath. The denomination FIVE CENTS is spelled out at the bottom. For the Type 1, the denomination is embossed on a flat surface.

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Catalog Detail

GSID: 3159
Coin Date: 1937
Denomination: 5c / 5 Cents
Designation: PR
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,769
Coinage Type: Buffalo nickel
Coinage Years: 1913-1938
Composition: 75% copper; 25% nickel
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 21.2 mm
Weight: 5 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: James Earle Fraser
Obverse Lettering: LIBERTY, 1937
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, FIVE CENTS
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
PCGS #: 3996
NGC ID: 278Z
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