Shield, Libery V & Buffalo Nickels

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There are 14 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on February 27, 2024

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Shield Nickels
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 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  1891 1891
Gem $650 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. 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 $360 Gem Original, Light Rose Gold Patina, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck. Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Philadelphia ANA Consignment . Consignor Price Reduction. 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.
Liberty V  1911 1911
Gem $315 Superb Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Pastel Gold and Aquamarine. A visually superb 1911 V nickel with in-hand eye appeal well beyond those of the GFRC images. If the images are pleasing, the actual piece will be found to be substantially better due to brilliant frosted luster that amplifies the pastel gold and aquamarine hues. Strike weakness is noted at the upper curls. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Buffalo Nickels
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 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  1921 1921
Gem $1050 Very Scarce Date in Full Gem, Brilliant Radiance, Light Gold-Aquamarine Hues, CAC Approved. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. The GFRC community is being treated to a wonderful collection release from GFRC-Lite owner, Rich Hundertmark. The 1921 Buffalo nickel date is scarce in circulated grades and very scarce in Gem Mint State per David Hall. This superb example exhibits a brilliant radiance that explodes when viewed under angled lighting. Cartwheels are squally vibrant and satisfying. A light golden-aquamarine patina is consistent on both sides. If in the market for a gem example of this challenging date, this is your coin! CAC has approved 170 in all grades with 46 at the certified grade. Current CDN CAC guide is $1150. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) 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
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  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.