Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,912,000
Catalog: KM-134
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1914 D 5C MS obverse 1914 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue had a modest mintage and a very high attrition rate for those that entered circulation. By the time collecting this series became popular in the mid 1930s, most 1914 D nickels had become dateless through wear.

Mint State survive in sufficient numbers that they are readily available in grades short of the gem (MS 65) level. Most are less than fully struck, but this isn't as big a problem as it would become just a few years later.

It appears that one of the several 1914/3 dies was shipped to Denver, but the resulting coins are extremely difficult to discern. There is almost no interest in this overdate, and NGC does not recognize it.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1914 D 5C MS
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Base $ 100.00 125 155 195 320 320 370 390 415 440 465 485 515 570 780 1525 2900 22500 - - -
$ 350 385 410 435 465 485 505 550 625 950 1950 5000 30000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1143
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/6/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 536 $661.25
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 264 $463.45
2/3/2008 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2484, 2484/Lot# 1148 $403.20
1/3/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10095 $402.50
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24339 $323.13
2/3/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7359 $305.50
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 177930 $630.00


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