Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,912,000
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 D 5C MS obverse 1914 D 5C MS reverse
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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: 8/30/2019

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1914 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 100.00 120 135 175 250 335 375 400 425 445 465 500 570 775 1520 2950 23000 - - -
$ - - - - 435 - - - - 880 1800 4400 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1438
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1914 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-408579157477336316814123515215424870191---1438
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---------------2-1----3
-----------------1----1
Total-408579157477336316814123515215425070211---1442
 -3 %6 %5 %11 %3 %5 %2 %2 %5 %10 %0 %2 %11 %11 %17 %5 %1 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 536 $661.25
3/5/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2170, 2170/Lot# 1142 $784.00
4/27/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 9891 $690.00
9/30/2012 NGC Details VG Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/30/2012, 42/Lot# 75946 $38.00
4/20/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 757 $1,350.00
9/12/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3499, 6053/Lot# 21064 $317.25
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(3), 1231/Lot# 4798 $2,585.00
3/6/2019 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131911/Lot# 23293 $288.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 5C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94366437515609856908941974101310511088111711591233148321432960713863701566427280
18539046354669187391995298710261063109811311184131617032415435371389468195360
0000009199529871026106310981131118413161703241543537138946800
000000930963100010381076110711451208140019232688574571381256600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1159
Owner: 123cents
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 856
Owner: 4039590
 
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