Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20,664,463
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 5C MS obverse 1914 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This date is fairly plentiful in Mint State, though most are less than fully struck. The example illustrated is typical.

The 1914/3 overdate resulted from doubling of a working hub, so this feature was transferred to several working dies. That's why the overdate may look different from one coin to another. Being third generation transfers, these overdate nickels are difficult to make out, and even the best ones are faint in comparison to the better known 1918/7 D variety. NGC certified a few specimens until it became evident that it was an overdated hub instead of a single die, and the variety is no longer recognzied by NGC.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/3/2014

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1914 5C MS
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Base $ 22.00 25.00 27.00 30.00 35.00 35.00 40.00 42.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 78.00 115 190 550 1050 5200 - - -
$ 38.00 42.00 44.00 48.00 53.00 58.00 65.00 88.00 130 300 650 1875 8600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1453
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/23/2001 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1440, 1440/Lot# 1179 $119.90
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1169 $517.50
1/30/2012 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 658, 665/Lot# 1089 $920.00
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8002 $152.75
3/31/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131315/Lot# 22097 $66.00
4/21/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 110779 $37.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30293 $202.10


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