Shield, Libery V & Buffalo Nickels

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There are 17 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on September 25, 2022

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Shield Nickels
Shield  1868 1868
Reverse of 1867
Original $225 Pewter-Gold Surfaces, Steely Fields, Near-Choice, Mountaineer Collection. Faint gold combines with natural pewter shades to decorate this Eric P. Newman 1868 shield nickel. Fields present a steely texture with more brilliance on the reverse. Strike is fully executed from die crack free dies which can be refreshing. Long arcing die lines are visible in the lower shield for die variety specialists. Housed in newer NGC holder with Heritage Auction Eric P. Newman brown label. Label reads "1868 REV OF 67".
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 New September 25! 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 New August 31! 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  1891 1891
Choice $450 New August 22! Superb Eye Appeal, Brilliant Reflective Mirrors, Gold and Blue Coloration, CAC Approval. Handling an ever growing number of proof coins is becoming addicting especially with the superb eye appeal presented by this 1891 Liberty nickel. GFRC images are woefully inadequate with illustrating the brilliant reflective mirrors that explode under angled lighting. That same lighting showcases obverse golden hues and faint blues while the reverse is decorated with center blues surrounded by rose. Strike is hammered. Though having eye appeal of a higher grade, this near-gem is grade limited by an obverse line to the right of the bottom curl. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Liberty V  1905 1905
Gem $550 New August 22! 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 2
New August 16! Gem Original, Island Lake Collection. A superb example of the Buffalo nickel first year issue in proof with the Type 2 reverse design. Brilliant nickel-silver luster blooms throughout this high end matte proof example. Motifs are razor sharp in their definition as being deeply impressed by double strikes from the mint press. Untoned, this beauty looks exactly today as it did the day it was struck. Angled lightly brings about faint blue and rose hues on the reverse that are not readily apparent otherwise. The eye appeal is certainly noteworthy and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo  1913D 1913-D
Type 2
Choice $230 Type 2, Pewter-Gray, Eroded Dies, Scarce. A low mintage date that is challenging to locate in choice circulated grades. This AU55 specimen exhibits full originality with pewter-gray surfaces that are unabraded. GFRC images are accurate as to the in-hand circulated appearance. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Buffalo  1913S 1913-S
Type 2
Original $825 Challenging Type 2 Mintmark, Crusty Patina, Glowing Luster. A popular and tough 1913 Type 2 San Francisco mint issue with thick golden toning. Bright light inspection reveals the underlying glowing mint luster. Well struck and 100% original. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Buffalo  1916 1916
Choice $235 New August 10! Orange Copper-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Premium Quality, Westend Avenue Collection. 1916 Buffalo strikes fall into the available category therefore collections have options for selection the best possible example for their hobby monies. This Westend Avenue Collection offering is consistent with the overall consignment quality. Under angled lighting, rich orange appears on the lower obverse along with intermixed copper-gold, aquamarine, rose, and green hues. Strike is 100% completed from lightly worn dies leading to bold motifs. A near-gem that is certain to please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo  1917D 1917-D
NGC Fatty
Choice $495 Crusty Golden-Gray Patina, Peripheral Cartwheels, Scarcer Date, CAC Approval. The 1917-D Buffalo nickel date is considered to be scarce in circulated grades and very scarce at the Mint State level. A check of the CAC population report will make this apparent. This AU58 certified example sports crusty golden-gray patina that validate the strict originality. Under angled lighting, cartwheel action is pleasing with most of the luster radiating from the peripheries. Struck from eroded dies. Housed in NGC Gen 4 green label holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo  1919S 1919-S
Original $535 Scarce Semi-Key Dates, Light Champagne Toning, Heavily Eroded Dies, Twin Lakes Collection. It is difficult to believe, but the beginning of 1919 brought the 18th Amendment which prohibited alcohol. The Prohibition Era arrived while the San Francisco Mint struck 7,000,000 Buffalo nickels that mostly went into circulation. Regardless of the substantial mintage, this date is a semi-key date and scarce. The Twin Lakes Collection is back with an AU58 survivor struck from heavily eroded dies. The obverse has light champagne toning while the reverse is a light gray. Both side exhibit steely luster during bright light inspection. Die erosion is severe at the denomination and mintmark. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram 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  1927 1927
Choice $140 Rose-Gold Colors, Moderate Luster, CAC Pop 1!. For those assembling a Buffalo nickel set and demanding CAC approval, this 1927 offering is a compelling value. Rose-gold toning is readily apparent under angled lighting as a starting point. Luster is brilliant with some cartwheel action. This piece is a CAC population 1 at the certified grade and an interesting value for those on a budget. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder.
Buffalo  1929S 1929-S
Gem $525 Brilliant Gray-Pewter Luster, Scarce Date at Gem, CAC Approval. A thoroughly attractive 1929 San Francisco strike that sports lovely pewter-gray surfaces and luster. Struck with late die state dies as evident by heavy metal flow lines into the rims. A 10x check verified the unabraded surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 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  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.