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1914-S FIVE CENTS

PCGS No: 3926

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,470,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Earle Fraser

Diameter: 21.2 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Weight: 5 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) on the reverse below FIVE CENTS

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Recent appearances:
NGC MS-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 314, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

Notes:
The 1914/3-S overdate was first reported in 1997.  The overdate is barely visible and shows but a trace of the top of a 3 to the left of the top of the 4.  Experts await the discovery of a high-grade example to confirm the existence of this controversial overdate.

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 20 MS-66'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