Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,470,000
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 S 5C MS obverse 1914 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a lower mintage than its Denver Mint counterpart, the 1914 S nickel is more available through the lesser grades of Mint State. Only at the gem level does this issue stand out as rare.

The quality of strike for this date is all over the board. Some, like the coin illustrated, are just shy of being fully struck, while others are quite mushy or were coined from severely worn dies. Oftentimes, these worn dies also reveal "chin whiskers," the bold die clash below the Indian's chin from the Latin motto.

One repunched mintmark variety is known for 1914 S, though the initial impression is rather faint. At least one of the several 1914/3 dies was shipped to San Francisco. The S Mint overdate is not as bold as the better Philadelphia varieties, but it is sharper than the 1914/3 D. NGC certified a few of these coins when they first surfaced, but the highly variable sharpness of the overdate has prompted a discontinuance of this recognition.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1914 S 5C MS
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Base $ 28.00 35.00 47.00 70.00 100.00 145 160 170 190 225 245 310 425 735 2200 7150 18250 35000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1573
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 299 $460.00
10/23/2012 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3369, 3369/Lot# 1058 $123.00
11/11/2012 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131247/Lot# 20642 $53.00
9/8/2013 PCGS AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 768, 777/Lot# 7048 $30.00
10/12/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 202400 $30.00
11/9/2015 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 24815 $152.75
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1227/Lot# 3055 $8,812.50
8/10/2016 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(1), 1238/Lot# 3451 $2,820.00


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