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    Sharp 1914/3-S Near-Gem Nickel

    1914/3-S 5C MS64 NGC. FS-014.89. Of the 1914/3-S, David Lange, in his 2000 edition of The Complete Guide to Buffalo Nickels, writes that Tom DeLorey turned up the first example of this variety a year or so after the Philadelphia Mint overdate was found (1996). Lange indicates that: "While the P-Mint coins are difficult to identify, the S-Mint edition is extremely so. The horizontal top of numeral 3 is just barely evident on even the sharpest, early-die-state specimens. ... One feature that seems to be present on each 1914/3-S seen thus far is a die crack on its reverse."
    The near-Gem specimen presented here displays the very faint straight top bar of the underlying 3 at the top of the 4, and the equally faint start of the 3's diagonal on the upper right outside of the 4. On the reverse, a prominent die crack connects the bison's forehead to the rim, and a faint crack runs along the upper edge of the exergue into which the value FIVE CENTS is placed. While these cracks appear to occur on known examples of this overdate variety, Lange cautions: "... that the presence of these features is not conclusive proof of an overdate. Similar cracks can appear on other dies, and the reverse die used to coin the overdate may have paired at some point with a different obverse."
    This example exhibits lustrous surfaces bathed in pastel powder-blue, gold, and lavender patina. The design features are well impressed, and include a bold date and mintmark, a strong LIBERTY, and a sharp horn and tail. Most of the hair on the bison's head shows clearly, as do most of the Indian's feathers and the braid. Neither side reveals significant contact marks or unsightly spots. (NGC ID# 22R6, PCGS# 93926)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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