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1936 FIVE CENTS

PCGS No: 3977

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 118,997,000
Proofs: 4,420

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

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Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-68.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 321, "Type I, Satin Finish", illustrated, sold for $7,762.50  From the Richard M. Collection of Proof Buffalo nickels.

PCGS Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 322, "Type II, Brilliant Finish", illustrated, sold for $4,255.00  From the Richard M. Collection of Proof Buffalo nickels.

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 39 MS-67's.

The finest Proof "Satin" example graded by PCGS is a single PR-69.

The finest Proof "Brilliant" example graded by PCGS is a single PR-69.

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