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
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1914 D 5C MS obverse 1914 D 5C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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: 5/7/2015

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1914 D 5C MS
Base $ 100.00 125 145 195 320 370 390 415 440 485 515 570 780 1525 3050 25000 - - -
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Total Graded: 1221
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
8/15/2007 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2408, 2408/Lot# 1102 $380.80
11/29/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Houston, TX US Coin Signature Auction #370, 370/Lot# 60229 $546.25
11/6/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 298, 304/Lot# 5225 $379.50
2/4/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 731 $1,092.50
3/24/2010 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 7661 $391.00
9/1/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/01/2013, 90/Lot# 122205 $330.00
9/12/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3499, 6053/Lot# 21064 $317.25
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1302 $2,415.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 D 5C MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1483
Grade: F 12
Points: 515
Owner: The Wilson Collection
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