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: 5.0000g
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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: 5/7/2015

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1914 5C MS
Base $ 22.00 25.00 27.00 30.00 35.00 40.00 42.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 78.00 115 190 520 950 7250 - - -
$ - - - - - - 65.00 88.00 130 300 650 1550 9250 -

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Total Graded: 1726
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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7/12/1999 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1185, 1185/Lot# 1183 $7,420.00
4/2/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 59 $115.00
4/16/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 423 $6,900.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3845 $529.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5236 $3,737.50
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
9/16/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131239/Lot# 24613 $69.00
1/13/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/13/2013, 57/Lot# 94391 $80.31
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7390 $646.25

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