1936-D 5C 3-1/2 Legs VF30 Certification #16282083, PCGS #93978

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 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

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
24814000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
42
Pop Lower
113
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 2 R-9.9 1 / 69 1 / 72
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 69 1 / 72

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade
2 AU58+ PCGS grade AU58+ PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU53 PCGS grade