Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Experts speculate that the 1914/3 Nickel was caused when a 1913 dated master die was repunched with a 1914 dated hub.  This theory is supported by the fact that there are several different overdate dies, plus overdates reported for both the 1914-D and 1914-S Nickels.  The strongest 1914/3 die from the Philadelphia mint is known as FS-101 (old FS-014.87).  The closeup illustrated above is from a different die and shows doubling on all digits of the date, plus a fairly strong top of the 3.  Value for this variety depends on the strength (visibility of the doubling).  Thus, the FS-101 commands the highest premium.  Other, less visible overdates command smaller premiums.

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
20664463
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
6
Pop Lower
76
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 300 R-6.4 1 / 69 TIE 1 / 72 TIE
All Grades 60 R-8.4 4 / 69 4 / 72
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 3 / 69 3 / 72

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7052, $12,650