1913 5C Type 1 3-1/2 Legs FS-901 (FS-014.85) (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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FORELEG COMPARISON

FORELEG COMPARISON

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
38428
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
30,992,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 8/2003:3397, $19,550 - Heritage 4/2009:1124, $10,350 - Heritage 1/2017:3576, not sold

3 MS63+ PCGS grade MS63+ PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2016:7331, $4,230

#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 8/2003:3397, $19,550 - Heritage 4/2009:1124, $10,350 - Heritage 1/2017:3576, not sold

MS63+ PCGS grade #3 MS63+ PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2016:7331, $4,230

Ron Guth:

The 1913 3-1/2 Legged Buffalo Nickel (Type 1) is similar to the 1937-D Three-Legged Buffalo Nickel in that excessive polishing of the dies resulted in the removal of portions of the front leg. On the 1913 3-1/2 Nickel, much of the front leg is missing, but it has not been completely effaced as on the 1937-D Three-Legged. This is a rare variety that has proven to be difficult to find in most grades. In a dramatic entrance, a PCGS MS64 splashed onto the market in 2003 and sold for $19,550 at auction. A year later, an NGC MS65 sold at auction for $47,437.50. In early 2017, PCGS certified an MS66 example which has yet to come to market (as of 2/2017).

Regency XIX Preview | Legend Rare Coin Auctions | December 15, 2016

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