1936-D 5C 3 1/2 Legs FS-901 (019) MS62 Certification #14604954, PCGS #38471

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 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

PCGS #
38471
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
24814000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
105
Region
The United States of America
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS62 PCGS MS62
2 PCGS AU53
3 PCGS XF40
4 Multiple (3) PCGS VF35s
PCGS MS62 #1 PCGS MS62
#2 PCGS AU53
#3 PCGS XF40
#4 Multiple (3) PCGS VF35s