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

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

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REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
93978
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
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 300 R-6.4 1 / 69 TIE 1 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 69 1 / 72
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 69 1 / 72
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 69
65 or Better 1 / 69
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 72
65 or Better 1 / 72

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
2 AU58+ PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU53 PCGS grade
5 AU53 PCGS grade
7 AU50 PCGS grade
8 XF45 PCGS grade
8 XF45 PCGS grade
8 XF45 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#2 AU58+ PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU53 PCGS grade
#5 AU53 PCGS grade
#7 AU50 PCGS grade
#8 XF45 PCGS grade
#8 XF45 PCGS grade
#8 XF45 PCGS grade
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 of the 1936-D 3-1/2 Legs are known. However, as of April 2011, PCGS had already certified 134 examples!

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