Shield, Libery V & Buffalo Nickels

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There are 21 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on November 19, 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  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.
Shield  1883 1883
Choice $325 Final Year of Issue, Brilliant Steely Luster, Early Die State Dies, CAC Approval. For those who collect by first and final year of a design, this well preserved 1883 Shield nickel would be a great selection. Undisturbed steely surfaces and corresponding luster are readily evident under a bright light. The Shield nickel series is notorious for cracked dies due to the harder nickel-copper alloy. This piece was struck with early die state dies as the fields are free of metal flow lines and significant die cracks. The reverse is pristine while there are several obverse spider cracks into the rim. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Shield  1883/2 1883/2
Choice $3300 New November 18! Bold 1883/2 Overdate, Heavily Cracked Obverse, Light Orange-Gold, Sparkling Luster. The Osprey Collection is adventurous fellow adding this 1883/2 overdate Shield nickel to inventory at the 2023 Winter Baltimore show. The story line is that a handful of leftover 1882 obverse dies were repunched with the 1883 date resulting in a host of earlier 2 digits being visible with respect to the final 3 punch. This die see a full impression of the 2 digit to the left of the 3 digit. Light copper orange-gold toning and steely luster are the highlights of this long ago graded example. Bright light viewing exposes moderate cartwheels. Heavy die crack are noted throughout the obverse with a bold arcing crack over the date and a tiny cud on top of the 3 digit. A notable example of this classic die variety with 8 approved at the certified grade. Housed in PCGS 3.0 (1992) old green holder with CAC approval.
Liberty V Nickels
Liberty V  1882 1882
Gem $1500 New November 19! Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. Generous frost graces the leaves and shield frame, set apart against jet black fields. Design elements are sharply impressed, with the stars seemingly popping out of the planchet. A light wash of russet patina covers both sides, more so across the shield, and the overall eye appeal is strong. CAC notes 150 pieces total, with sixteen coins at PR67 and no pieces finer. The CAC guide value is $1,470, an attractive value for a finest-known example. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Liberty V  1883 1883
With Cents
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 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  1891 1891
Gem $650 New October 12! Light Gold Patina, Gem Proof, Pop 2 at Grade. This 1891 proof V nickel is one of 2,350 struck. Fields offer sharp reflective radiance with not distraction from the pristine surfaces. Lively cartwheels are apparent under my desk lamp. Light gold is concentrated on the right and lower obverse with a hint of center rose. Peripheral orange-rose and blues add considerable charm to the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval. Please note the PR65+ certification that is a population two. A premium example offered at a fair price.
Liberty V  1892 1892
Gem $750 Gorgeous Golden-Aquamarine Coloration, Sharp Steely Reflectance, Unquestionable Gem. Liberty V nickels can be highly collectible when well preserved with original patina. This accurately graded 1892 example exhibits steely-frosted luster under a bright light as a starting discussion point. The golden aquamarine toning is gorgeous and will please the most selective collector. Surfaces are entirely unabraded and without any die cracks. A truly wholesome example with noteworthy presentation for a type or date set. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
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  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  1913S 1913-S
Type 2
Choice $600 New October 23! Series Key Date, Low Mintage, Choice Original, Lakeland Collection. The 1913-S Type 2 Buffalo issue was limited to only 1,209,000, the third lowest mintage of the Buffalo nickel series, and results in a key date status. This newly consigned example is a pewter0gray with light tan-gold toning on the lower obverse and upper reverse. That toning is enhanced by GFRC photography and not immediately seen when viewing the coin in-hand. Light wear is evident on the high point while the surfaces are unabraded other than a single contact mark above the buffalo. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Buffalo  1923S 1923-S
Choice $1195 Rare in Mint State, Pewter-Gray, Satiny Luster, Typical Strike, CAC Approved. 1923 San Francisco struck Buffalo nickels are a tough date which become rare in Mint State given popularity and the number of collectors pursuing the series. This Summer Baltimore new purchase presents gorgeous toning that is best described as pewter-gray while a bright light accentuates rose hues. This is a pretty piece. The 1923-S date is also infamous for having poor reverse strikes with flat devices. This example is typical with a partial horn, missing head details, and a flat mound. This piece was struck from eroded dies and thus present lovely satiny luster. A 20th century better date with a good story. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
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  1936S 1936-S
Gem $265 Intense Steely-Frosted Luster, Gold Shades, Hammered Strike. A marvelous 1936-S Buffalo with intense steely-frosted luster that is undeniably eye catching. Golden toning bands are present on the lower obverse and upper reverse. Strike is hammered with every device detail being deeply impressed. This is a real sweetheart of a Buffalo nickel with well above average eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Buffalo  1937 1937
Gem $1625 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 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
Impressive Eye Appeal, Pewter-Gold Toning, Complete Strike. Little needs to be written in support of the images for this superb gem 1938-D Buffalo nickel. Toning is a rich pewter-gold with a transition to light orange-rose under a bright light. Strike is big and bold along with pristine surfaces. This is no ordinary 1938-D lot that is so often seen in the market. The gorgeous toning does warrant a pricing premium and I paid accordingly to acquire this lot. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
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.