Shield, Libery V & Buffalo Nickels

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There are 15 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 9, 2019

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Shield Nickels
Shield  1866 1866
With Rays
AU58 PCGS
10492662
Original $295 Popular First Year With Rays Type, Late Die State Dies, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Twin Lakes Collection. In 1866, a new 5 Cent piece made of nickel as an alternative for the silver Liberty Seated half dime was introduced. The two coins were issued side-by-side through 1873, after which the half dime was discontinued and the Shield nickel became the coin of standard commerce. Unfortunately, nickel is a hard metal and difficult to strike resulting in rapidly aging dies. Part of the die aging problem was the intricate reverse, where stars were squeezed tightly between small rays surrounding the large 5 denomination. The rays were removed from the dies mid-1867, but failed to completely solve the cracking die problem. This survivor is accurate graded as the AU58 level. Struck from late die state dies with obverse erosion and cracks on the reverse. Mint frost is readily visible under a 10x loupe. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with standard ring insert. More attractively priced duplicate offerings from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Shield  1867 1867
Rays
VF30 PCGS
19792022
Original HOLD
$90
Rays, Original, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Definitely an original gray piece with just honest wear. Surfaces are completely blemish free and attractive. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Shield  1872 1872
AU58 PCGS
31703996
Original $225 Doubled Die Obverse, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Struck From Non-Planar Dies, Accurately Graded, Twin Lakes Collection. A lovely 1872 double die obverse example with brilliant frosty luster. Obverse die doubling is most obvious at the horizontal shield lines. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram (2014) older. More attractively priced duplicate offerings from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Shield  1883 1883
PF63 raw
Choice $330 Choice Original Proof, Hamden Collection, Formerly NGC PF63. Purchased from Hamden Collection and a choice example for the grade. The Hamden collector is a purist and obviously purchases the coin and not the holder since all coins are cracked out and placed in Dansco album. This lovely proof shield nickel was previously certified as NGC PF63 with the label being sold with the coin. A nice proof strike with few blemishes for the assigned grade.
Liberty V Nickels
Liberty V  1884 1884
PF65 NGC
3745762001
Gem $485 Gem Original Proof, Superior Eye Appeal, Bold Reflective Mirrors, Light Teal-Orange Patina, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Definitely not your typical 1884 Liberty V nickel proof strike! This superior example offers lovely teal colored surfaces with thick mottled orange patina on the reverse. Obverse fields are heavily mirrored while the reverse reflectivity is a bit subdued due to the thick patina. If you like the coin in the GFRC images, then bright light viewing will be more than pleasing. Teal coloring melts away and exposure bright reflective mirrors. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with standard ring insert. A superior offering from the Upstate New York Collection. Worthy of special consideration by type collectors.
Liberty V  1911 1911
MS65 NGC
3129684002
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  1916D 1916-D
AU58 PCGS
24179597
Original $125 Original, Russet Toning, Twin Lakes Collection.. A better-date Buffalo nickel perfect for a type set, this coin's design was the result of a complete overhaul of the nation's coinage in the early 20th century. The nickel's iconic Buffalo is in keeping with other Indian-themed coinage of the same period, such as the Indian cent and Indian gold pieces. This example exhibits russet streaks that blanket both sides over a even, gray pallete. A few hints of seaweed hue highlight protected areas of the obverse. A quality AU58 set offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Buffalo  1935 1935
MS66 PCGS
25213091
Gem $175 Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded. A quality later date Buffalo nickel that is accurately graded at the MS66 level. Satiny luster is predominate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Buffalo  1937 1937
MS64 NGC
4521974021
Choice $38 Steely Gray Luster, Near Gem Original, Accurately Graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Accurately graded with colorful eye appeal.
Buffalo  1937 1937
MS63 NGC
4521973014
Choice $35 Uniform Golden Gray Toning, Choice Original, Accurately Graded . Housed in new large font NGC holder. Accurately graded with old time toning.
Buffalo  1937D 1937-D
3 Legs
VF35 PCGS
12430579
Choice $575 Three Legged Buffalo, Collector Grade.. From the Seal Beach collection, this 3-legged Buffalo nickel sports even gray color with old "dirt" outlining much of the design. The strike by definition is weak, as eroded dies caused the loss of much detail, including the all-important fourth leg. Growing up, everyone knew about 1955 Doubled Die cents, and the 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent was equally recognized. Not far behind was the 1937-D 3-legged nickel, an obvious Mint mistake easily attributable by the general public. None of my friends had an example, but that didn't stop us from dreaming. Fast forward to today, and, as things are less challenging with an adult-size checkbook, you can still be the first kid on your block to own one! PCGS Gen 4.4 holder (2005-2011).
Buffalo  1937S 1937-S
MS66 NGC Fatty
004078023
Gem $95 Superb Gem, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. Old time conservative grading is apparent with this lovely 1837 San Francisco strike. Crisp steely untoned luster dominates. Housed in NGC Fatty holder with standard ring insert. The holder is in pristine condition.
Buffalo  1938D 1938-D
MS66 PCGS
14587417
Gem $65 Superb Gem, Radiant Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Yes, a common date, but with huge eye appeal if flashy luster is your cup of tea.
Buffalo  1938D 1938-D
MS65 NGC
4521974025
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.
Buffalo  1938D 1938-D
MS65 NGC
4521974029
Gem $50 Brilliant Luster, Eroded Dies, Faint Gold Patina. Accurately Graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Brilliant luster is the highlight. Struck from heavily eroded dies. Accurately graded at MS65 level.
Buffalo  1938D 1938-D
MS64 NGC
4521974035
Choice $35 Copper Gold Patina, Choice Original, Accurately Graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Nice balance of uniform copper-gold patina with brilliant luster. Conservative grading.