Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20,664,463
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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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: 1/17/2017

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1914 5C MS
Base $ 22.00 25.00 27.00 30.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 80.00 105 185 450 925 6500 - - -
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Total Graded: 1606
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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3/11/1996 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0822, 822/Lot# 288 $26.75
12/13/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 203, 209/Lot# 5164 $161.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1211 $640.55
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 635 $138.00
11/15/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34096 $440.63
2/23/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131409/Lot# 26070 $78.00
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 211106 $375.00
1/25/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131505/Lot# 22025 $317.25

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