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

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

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Normal vs. 3-1/2 Legs Comparison

Normal vs. 3-1/2 Legs Comparison

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS #:
38471
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
24,814,000
Mint:
Denver
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Die Varieties

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Condition Census What Is This?

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