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PCGS No: 3981


Circulation strikes: 17,826,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Earle Fraser

Diameter: 21.2 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Weight: 5 grams

Edge: Plain

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

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Recent appearances:
MS-62.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 326, "3-Legged", illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 48 MS-67's.

The finest "3-Legged" examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

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

Michael E. Marotta, "1937-D 3-legged 'Buffalo' nickels", COIN WORLD, November 29, 1999, page 94