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: 1479
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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1/7/1998 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #180, 180/Lot# 149 $242.00
2/14/2001 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1407, 1407/Lot# 1053 $119.90
7/26/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 5261 $3,881.25
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 635 $138.00
12/8/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 155083 $155.10
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1201/Lot# 3812 $7,637.50
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 810, 819/Lot# 65 $825.00
8/3/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131432/Lot# 23051 $84.00


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