1936-D 5C 3 1/2 Legs FS-901 (FS-019) XF45

CERTIFICATION#: 19258097
PCGS#: 38471

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1936-D 3-1/2 Legs variety was created by overpolishing of the reverse die, resulting in loss of detail on the front foreleg (see image comparisons).  The 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo was created in the same manner, but on a different die where the polishing was more severe.  According to the Cherrypickers' Guide, fewer than 40 examples are known.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
Cherrypickers' Guide by Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton, Fifth Edition, Volume 1

Ron Guth: The 1936-D 3-1/2 Legs variety was created by overpolishing of the reverse die, resulting in loss of detail on the front foreleg (see image comparisons).  The 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo was created in the same manner, but on a different die where the polishing was more severe.  According to the Cherrypickers' Guide, fewer than 40 examples are known.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
Cherrypickers' Guide by Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton, Fifth Edition, Volume 1

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 24,814,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS62
2 PCGS AU53  
3 PCGS XF40  
4 Multiple (3) PCGS VF35s