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1914-D FIVE CENTS

PCGS No: 3925

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,912,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Earle Fraser

Diameter: 21.2 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Weight: 5 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: "D" (for Denver) on the reverse below FIVE CENTS

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Notes:
The 1914/3-D overdate was first reported in 2000.  The overdate is barely visible and shows but a trace of the top bar of a 3 connected to the right side of the top of the 4.  Known examples have a fine, long die crack that runs almost horizontally from the left rim just below the outer feather, across and just to the right of the inner feather.

Two reverse dies have been found with overdate obverses.  On one reverse, the mintmark is upright; on the other reverse, the mintmark is tilted to the left and nearly embedded in the C of CENTS.

The 1914/3 overdate dies from all three Mints are believed to be from a single working hub (a hub has raised design elements and is used to create the dies that strike the coins).  This is in contrast to the 1918/7-D Nickels, which were made by double-hubbing a working die.

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-67's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"1914 overdates stay elusive" by Eric von Klinger, COIN WORLD, April 26, 2004, page 107