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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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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Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1914 5C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1636
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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1/29/1996 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0810, 810/Lot# 245 $87.20
5/25/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24061, 24061/Lot# 13218 $355.35
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3845 $529.00
2/4/2010 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 451, 457/Lot# 9224 $391.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1243 $775.50
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 7472 $381.88
12/8/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 155083 $155.10
12/8/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131351/Lot# 24506 $152.75
4/17/2016 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131617/Lot# 27510 $352.50


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