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 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 625 950 1950 5000 - -

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Total Graded: 1225
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
1/6/1996 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1996 F.U.N. Signature Sale #149, 149/Lot# 5180 $990.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1159 $2,013.00
7/15/2013 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3439, 3439/Lot# 1168 $475.00
12/22/2013 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131353/Lot# 28380 $112.80
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 788, 797/Lot# 553 $475.00
2/27/2014 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(3), 1203/Lot# 4439 $2,585.00
6/29/2014 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 185980 $195.00
8/29/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3497, 6051/Lot# 22046 $311.38
5/31/2015 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131523/Lot# 23211 $376.00

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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