Catalog Notes for 1928-S 5c MS: The 1928-S Buffalo nickel is a scarce S-mint issue, not unlike many of the other pre-1930 mintmarked nickels in the series. Tough in circulated condition, rare in uncirculated, and very rare in Gem grades, the 1928-S is a better coin by every measure. At least most examples exhibit good strike, something always appreciated by collectors and dealers alike. Very few of these coins are known in MS65 or above.
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Catalog Details

Coin Date: 1928-S
Denom: 5c / Nickel
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: S
Mint Location: San Francisco
Mintage: 6,936,000
Coinage Type: Buffalo Nickels, Type 2 (FIVE CENTS in Recess)
Coinage Years: 1913-1938
Composition: 75% copper; 25% nickel
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 21.2 mm
Weight: 5 gr
Designer: James Earle Fraser
Edge: Plain
Catalog #: 3965