Shield, Libery V & Buffalo Nickels

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There are 17 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 7, 2023

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Shield Nickels
Shield  1871 1871
NGC Fatty
Choice $1725 Popular Low Mintage Date, Brilliant Steely Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Worn Dies. 1871 shield nickel production was limited to only 561,000 pieces and a record low for the series at that time. This date is therefore popular and can be selectively acquired for its better date value. This CAC approved example ranks high on the eye appeal scale and the reason for adding to inventory. Both sides display bright steely luster with angled lighting. Cartwheel action is vibrant plus there are no visually distractions. Under 10x, the dies are moderately worn with reverse die cracks. CAC population at grade is only 6 with 26 finer at significantly higher premiums. Housed in NGC Gen 4 brown label holder with CAC approval.
Shield  1876 1876
Gem $1200 Gorgeous Toning, Sharp Reflective Luster, Full Cameo, Great Type Piece. One never knows what might be offered to GFRC in larger deals. Case in point is this gorgeous 1876 cameo proof Shield nickel. This piece just excels when placed under a bright light let alone in-hand viewing. Mirrored surfaces radiate sharp reflective luster on both sides. Obverse toning consists of center rose, in the shield, surrounded by golden shades while the reverse has faint center gold and attractive peripheral blue ring. Surface are unabraded with a few foreign material deposits on the obverse. A super type coin candidate with eye appeal. Yes, this piece went to CAC and was not approved. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Shield  1883 1883
Choice $315 Final Year Design Issue, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Full Strike, Near-Gem. This 1883 Shield nickel is well preserved and certain to please the new owner. Both sides radiate brilliant frosted luster along with spinning cartwheels during bright light review. Strike from fresh dies with premium workmanship. Strike is full and deeply impressed while the motifs are free from die cracks. 1883 brought a transition year for the nickel denomination with the shield and both Liberty V designs being produced. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge insert.
Liberty V Nickels
Liberty V  1883 1883
With Cents
Gem $725 With Cents Type, Brilliant Reflectance, Bold Cameo Presentation. A thoroughly pleasing 1883 With Cents Liberty nickel with superb bright light viewing. Fields are heavily mirrored leading to brilliant reflectance and a no question Cameo presentation. 10x review reveals faint speckled gold toning that is more prevalent on the obverse. Worthy of its gem certification. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Liberty V  1888 1888
Original $215 New May 2! Lower Mintage Date, Crusted Patina, Soft Frosted Luster, Completely Original. One of the eight lowest mintage dates in the Liberty nickel series, this 1888 strike is an excellent value. An absolutely original lot with lightly crusted patina and soft frosted luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder. Recently purchases as part of a larger collection and needing a new home.
Liberty V  1893 1893
Choice HOLD
Pleasing Reflectance, Undistrubed Mirrors, Faint Gold Patina, Sooner Collection. 1893 Liberty nickels were minted to a tune of 2,195 pieces. Most survivors are certified proof with a small fraction able to achieve the Cameo status. The Sooner Collection is back with a lovely example that features sharp reflective luster and overall pleasing eye appeal. A careful 10x inspection noted a complete lack of hairlines which is consistent with the CAC approval. PCGS proof grading standards have been lowered in recent years with hairlines now found on certified PF64s. This example is strictly graded, as it should be, with faint golden toning on the right obverse. Ideal as a type coin and fairly priced for the premium quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. The label captures the Teich Family Collection pedigree.
Liberty V  1905 1905
Gem $550 Ideal Liberty 5c Type, Dazzling Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Fully Struck. If attempting an early type set and searching for the right Liberty nickel, this 1905 gem example might fit the bill! A superb survivor with dazzling frosted luster and swirling cartwheels. This piece certainly rocks under a bright light and is an exciting viewing experience. Faint gold toning is more prevalent on the obverse. Strike is fully executed. This offering has eye appeal of a higher grade but a small mark on the reverse explains the certified grade per technical standards. I'm so impressed with this piece that a JUST BUY IT NOW call is necessary. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Liberty V  1911 1911
Gem $425 Gem Original, Light Rose Gold Patina, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck. Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Philadelphia ANA Consignment . Bright light viewing of this 1911 Liberty or V Nickel is quite pleasing. Gem surfaces offer swirling cartwheels without uninterruption due to blemishes or heavy toning. Luster texture is closer to frosty for this piece. Well struck with sharp reverse wreath. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A quality consignment from the 2018 Philadelphia ANA show.
Buffalo Nickels
Buffalo  1913 1913
Type 1
Gem $265 Type 1, Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Pewter Colors. A superb gem 1913 Type 1 Buffalo with pewter toning and shimmering frosted luster. Strike is fully executed. Accurately graded and offered at a fair price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004) holder.
Buffalo  1913D 1913-D
Type 2
Gem $1500 Previously MS66 CAC! Super Eye Appeal, Rose-Gold, Brilliant Luster. The 1913-D Type 2 Buffalo is a mintage key date that becomes quite scarce in Mint State. The Mountaineer Collection has provided a superb example that was previously housed n PCGS Gen 3.1 old green holder with MS66 CAC certification. This piece was located in a straight graded MS65 holder followed by GFRC securing green CAC approval. See the January 27 Daily Blog for the Gen 3.1 holder image. Whether certified MS65 or MS66, this Buffalo is an unquestionable gem and exhibits brilliant frosted luster with considerable "pop". Toning is rose-gold with darker rose streaks on the reverse. Surfaces are near pristine with die cracks across the cheek. Let's just say that this piece is conservatively graded in its current holder. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Buffalo  1913S 1913-S
Type 1
Gem $800 Gem Original, Pewter with Rose Shades, Lustrous Surfaces. The 1913-S Buffalo nickel is one of the lower mintages of the series at 2,105,000 struck. This issue is scarce with a fair number of Mint State survivors being "put away" by collectors. The new example radiates consider lustrous with a pewter coloration along with rose shades on the left obverse. The reverse is quite pretty under a light source with rose and aquamarine bands. Strike is typical for the issue while the surfaces are unabraded. A quality piece that presents itself well. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder.
Buffalo  1927 1927
Gem $395 Superb Gem, Brilliant Chrome Luster, Eye Catching. A wonderful 1927 Philadelphia struck Buffalo nickel with brilliant chrome colored luster and tons of eye appeal. Completely unblemished with a bold strike from moderately worn dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo  1931S 1931-S
Gem $725 Brilliant Steely Luster, Light Gold and Rose Coloration, Bold Strike. A gorgeous 1931 San Francisco struck Buffalo nickel that offers brilliant metallic like luster. Obverse toning is a faint gold while the reverse has stronger rose hues in the fields. Accurately grade and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. The images present darker toning than is exhibited during in-hand, and certainly bright light viewing.
Buffalo  1931S 1931-S
Choice $225 Satiny Luster, Pewter Coloration, Faint Speckled Toning. A lovely 1931-S Buffalo nickel that was taken in trade that the 2023 Winter FUN show. Luster has a brilliant satiny texture and is uninterrupted. Under a bright light, I see faint copper-gold on the reverse. A 10x review revealed light speckled ebony toning which has been captured in the images. A solid example with pleasing eye appeal that has been accurately graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo  1937 1937
Gem $2450 New May 7! Superb Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. The proof Buffalo nickel is one of the most artistic U.S. type coins, and the modern U.S. Mint product simply doesn’t compete from an aesthetic view. The collecting public quickly embraced the resumption of proof coinage in 1936, and prices quickly advanced in the secondary market. Today, demand for proof Buffalos remains strong, and all examples are highly prized. This piece is nearly untoned, with a touch of gold and tan color evident here and there. Deep mirrors are powerful and reflective, as expected for a Superb Gem. At the PR67 level, this coin easily falls into the upper half of all survivors. The CAC price guide value is $2,050. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo  1937 1937
Gem $1685 Gorgeous Buffalo Proof Type Candidate, Chrome with Pastel Gold and Blue, CAC Approval. The Buffalo nickel mintage era should limited proof strikes. One can only find the early 1913 through 1916 dates followed by a long absence through 1936. 1937 brought the final year of proof strikes with 5,769 made. Those with Cameo designation sell for huge premiums. GFRC is pleased to be offering this gorgeous 1937 specimen with an overall chrome/pewter coloration overlaid with pastel gold and blues. Mirrored surfaces are fully unabraded. A pleasing example that belongs in an advanced collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo  1937D 1937-D
3 Legs
Choice $2500 New May 7! Popular 3 Legs Variety, Choice Original, Osprey Collection.. The three-legged Buffalo is one of the most widely recognized varieties in the U.S. coinage series, and many kids of a certain generation were constantly on the lookout for this, the 1955 Doubled Die cent, or the holy grail of them all, the 1909-S VDB Lincoln. Few succeeded in locating any of these in pocket change, but it was not for lack of trying! Today, the variety still merits a separate listing and illustration in the Guide Book. This example reveals scattered, light tan color atop nickel surfaces. The CAC price guide value in AU58 is $2,550. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo  1938D 1938-D
Gem $50 Copper Gold Patina, Gem Original, Accurately Graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder. For fans of heavily toned Buffalo nickels. Luster provides nice contrast with the copper-gold coloring.